This Cast Photo Brings Together the Ragtag Heroes of BBC's The Watch

This is not a Discworld adaptation you’ve seen before. Read more...
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This Tiny Portable Dock Got Me Playing My Nintendo Switch on My TV

Long story short, before this weekend, I had never once used the Nintendo Switch Dock to play my video games on the TV. When I first got my Switch, it was because my roommates had stuffed our communal TV’s four HDMI ports with their shit and I was not about to dive into that Medusa nest of dusty cords. Fast forward a…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Nintendo, Consumer Tech, Nintendo Switch, Genki Covert Dock, Bigger Is Easier To See Apparently, Genki Covert Dock Review

Popular Pesticides Are Killing Birds, Too

The most commonly used pesticides in the world have been a disaster for bees. But new research shows they’re also bad news for birds, which are dying at an alarming rate. The findings, published in Nature Sustainability on Monday, show they’re responsible for a decline in American birds.Read more...
Tags: Science, Birds, Pesticides, Agriculture, Birdmodo

Jason Bateman Will Adapt Superworld, a Story Where Everyone Has Superpowers Except One Guy

That dude seems very unlucky, honestly.
Tags: Science, Warner Bros, Jason Bateman, Mark Perez, Gus Krieger, Superworld

Uber CEO: We Can All Agree This Is the Government’s Fault

Earlier today, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi took a break from overseeing the company’s current legal struggles to roll out his latest argument as for why his company’s thousands of drivers across the country shouldn’t, in fact, be considered employees. Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Labor, Gig Economy, CEOs, Dara Khosrowshahi

Robert Pattinson Tried to Lie His Way Off the Tenet Set for His The Batman Screen Test

Ah, but Christopher Nolan, he is a man wise to deception. Fooling the creator of Memento? Not so easy. Read more...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Science, Robert Pattinson, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Tenet, The Batman

Covid-19: only half of Britons would definitely have vaccination

Survey sparks concern over misconceptions about vaccines and scepticism about science Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOnly half the population of Britain definitely would accept being vaccinated against Covid-19. That is the shock conclusion of a group of scientists and pollsters who have found that only 53% of a test group of citizens said they would be certain or very likely to allow themselves to be given a vaccine against the disease if one becomes available. Rel...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, UK News, Britain, Preston, Vaccines and immunisation, Don, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID

Prototype Reveals Your eReader Might One Day Fold Just Like a Real Book

In addition to low power consumption and excellent legibility in bright sunlight, E Ink’s electronic paper displays are just as flexible as OLED screens. So while folding phones and tablets are grabbing headlines, folding eBook readers could soon be a thing too, as this prototype from E Ink reveals.Read more...
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Someone Turned Pricey MasterClass Courses Into Free WikiHows

MasterClass is one of those services that everyone is aware of thanks to its ubiquitous advertising. But due to its steep subscription price, few have experienced it for themselves. Now the craftsmen behind some of the finest bespoke web content around are giving everyone a chance to experience the nitty-gritty tips …Read more...
Tags: Science, Thievery, Masterclass, WikiHow, Mschf

People Are Cutting Off Their Hair to Soak Up the Mauritius Oil Spill

In an attempt to stave off ecological disaster, Mauritius residents are cutting off their own hair to soak up an oil spill that began off the coast of the island nation in late July.Read more...
Tags: Science, France, Oil, Oil Spill, Mauritius, Wetlands

Amazon Renamed Twitch Prime to Prime Gaming, but Whatever, Call It What You Want

As Amazon looks to expand its influence in gaming beyond the purple borders of its extremely popular live-streaming service, Twitch, the company is officially rebranding the Twitch Prime subscription service to Prime Gaming. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Gaming, Science, Amazon Prime, Streaming, Twitch, Twitch Prime, Prime Gaming, Twitch Prime Is Now Prime Gaming

Select Versions Of The Digimon Tamagotchis Are Discounted, Grab One And Relive Some Childhood Trauma

Digimon Digivice Virtual Pet - Translucent Green | $18 | AmazonDigimon Digivice Virtual Pet - Blue | $18 | AmazonDigimon Digivice Virtual Pet - Yellow | $19 | AmazonRead more...
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All the Big Summer (Streaming) Blockbusters of 2020

Black Widow. Wonder Woman 1984. Fast and Furious 9. No Time to Die. These were meant to be some of the big summer blockbusters of 2020. And yet, none of them have been released yet. We all know why—the novel coronavirus—but in the place of those films, something strange happened. New movies... did come out. Here’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Hulu, Palm Springs, Amazon Studios, Shudder, The One and Only Ivan, The Old Guard, Disney Plus, The Vast Of Night, HBO Max, Watch It Nerds, Train To Busan Peninsula, An American Pickle, Black Is King

Google Again Delays Kill Date for Chrome Apps, Which Are Somehow Still Around

Google is giving its little-used Chrome apps functionality—which many users might not even remember exists—a reprieve from its execution date.Read more...
Tags: Chrome, Google, Apps, Science, Technology, Web Browsers, Chrome Apps

Why Do We Celebrate Spider-Man Day on (Probably) the Wrong Day?

Every August 1, social media lights up in celebration of one of comics’ greatest heroes: the amazing, spectacular, ultimate, and every so often sensational Spider-Man. It does so because August 1 is “Spider-Man Day,” a celebration of the character’s debut in August 1962's Amazing Fantasy #15. But why do we celebrate…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Marvel, Disney, Explainer, Superheroes, Marvel Comics, Spider Man, Spider Man Day, Comics History

Researchers use AI to determine which face masks work best for COVID-19

A growing range of face masks are popping up around the world, but many haven’t proven their effectiveness against COVID-19. A new technique developed at Duke University aims to measure which ones provide the most protection by counting the respiratory droplets they emit during speech. The system is compromised of a black box, a laser, and a cell phone camera. It works by measuring the droplets produced when someone speaks through the mask. The wearer first places their mouth at a hole in the fr...
Tags: Startups, Science, Artificial Intelligence, Duke University, Neural, Coronavirus

Why Some of You Might Be Seeing a New ‘Quotes’ Section Underneath Tweets

Apparently, some more metrics on our tweets is exactly what is missing from our lives during a global pandemic. Or at least that’s what Twitter thinks. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Social Media, Retweets, Misinformation

TSA Finds 3 Times More Guns in Carry-Ons, Despite 75% Drop in Passengers

The Transportation Security Administration discovered roughly three times the number of firearms in carry-on bags last month compared to last year despite an immense drop in airline passengers due to the covid-19 pandemic.Read more...
Tags: Science, Tsa, Security Theater, Guns Guns Guns, Transportation Security Administration

Add a Solar-Powered Ring Floodlight to Your Home for $72

Ring Solar Floodlight | $72 | Amazon
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Amazon Might Be Gobbling Up Your Neighborhood's Dying Mall Next

E-commerce, one of the most-cited culprits behind America’s dying malls, may soon become the mall. Cue The X-Files theme music. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, America, Sears, Another One Bites The Dust, Jcpenney, Simon Property Group, Malls, Dead Malls

MTA: If Only Masked iPhone Users Could Unlock Their Phones Some Other Way

New York’s public transportation agency would like Apple to come up with some way of unlocking phones that doesn’t involve passengers lowering their masks to use Face ID, according to ABC News.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, New York, Science, Subway, Public Health, Public Transit, Mta, Buses, Public Transportation, Face Masks, Face Id, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

Herbicide, Lead, and Other Poisons Found in Bodies of Stranded Dolphins and Whales

New research shows the startling degree to which stranded dolphins and whales found along the southeastern U.S. coast are contaminated with pollutants.Read more...
Tags: Science, Dolphins, Pollution, Whales, Cetaceans, Toxins, Marine Biology, Strandings, Stranded Whales, Stranded Dolphins

Leave the Wires at Home With Aukey's 10,000mAh Power Bank for $32, Lowest Price Ever [Exclusive]

Aukey 10,000mAh Wireless Power Bank | $32 | Amazon | Use code KINJAWL02Read more...
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Why Are There Roaches Inside My Computer?

There are some things that belong in a computer. Wires, chips, whirring mechanical doodads—what most of us would think of, sensibly, as “hard drive stuff.” Absent from this list—absent from most lists, except those dealing with repugnant, six-legged disease vectors—are cockroaches. A cockroach in a hard drive? That is…Read more...
Tags: Science, Hardware, Animals, It, Computers, Infestations, Roaches, Inesects

How to View the Perseid Meteor Shower This Week

The annual Perseid Meteor Shower is peaking this week, so now is the time to plan your escape to a dark spot under open sky.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Lifehacks, Perseid Meteor Shower, Meteor Showers, Perseid Meteor Shower This Week

Google Takes Aim at Stalkerware (and Misses)

When most of us think of companies paving an uncompromisingly ethical path into the future, we’re not thinking about Google. Even when the company does seem to actually give a shit about surveillance, moves to keep our private lives private could just as easily be construed as something it does for market power,…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Privacy, Nest, Stalkerware, Pots And Kettles

Monday's Best Deals: Anker PowerWave Sense Pad, Nintendo Switch Joy-Con, 4000A Peak Jump Starter, Nordstrom Rack Face Masks, and More

An exclusive discount on Anker’s PowerWave Sense wireless charging pad, a Libratone Bluetooth speaker, a pair of JBL true wireless earbuds, a rare markdown on Nintendo Switch Joy-Con, a Gooloo 4000A peak jump starter, a Cusinart convection oven, and a face mask five-pack at Nordstrom Rack lead Monday’s best deals.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Nordstrom, Science, Nintendo, Anker, Powerwave, Libratone Bluetooth

This $150 Pet Feeder Saved My Sanity When I Got a Second Cat

For five years it was just me and my sweet grey kitty, Charlie. I didn’t have pets growing up, so when the opportunity finally came for me to be a cat mom as an adult I took it. She’s the perfect cat. Taking care of one cat, especially a cat with her personality, was easy. Then a friend of mine needed to find a home…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Science, Pets, Charlie, Surefeed Microchip Pet Feeder Connect

Here’s how researchers found coronavirus in a cat — but don’t panic

Since the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, the potential role of animals in catching and spreading the disease has been closely examined by scientists. This is because the virus that causes COVID-19 belongs to the family of coronaviruses that cause disease in a variety of mammals. The evidence suggests that this virus arose in bats and my colleagues at the University of Glasgow have recently determined that the sub-type of coronavirus to which the virus belongs has been circulating in the bat...
Tags: Startups, Science, University of Glasgow, Syndication, Coronavirus

More Surface Duo Leaks Hint at Imminent Launch and Upcoming Carrier Support

Officially, Microsoft’s upcoming dual-screen Android phone—the Surface Duo—remains slated for a holiday release. However, following a new round of leaks and rumors, there’s a growing pile of evidence indicating that the Surface Duo’s launch could happen a lot sooner. Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Microsoft, Smartphones, Surface, Leaks, Rumors, Surface Duo, Dual Screen Phones, The Surface Duo Is Coming Soon

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