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This Spanish language training wants to rewire your mind

If the last 50 years of education have taught us nothing else, it’s that it often requires different tactics to best reach different learners. To pick up a foreign language, some students take best to the old-school high school language lab method, using heavy repetition, verb conjugation and grammar emphasis to embed a new language. But for others, a little more context is in order to make the learning stick. And if your mind is already not attuned to memorization and processing lots of in...
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U.S. has most coronavirus cases in the world, 5 million and counting

Five million. That's how many coronavirus cases the U.S. has reported since the outbreak began this year. The United States now has the most coronavirus cases of all nations in the world. Brazil is second. The South American country recently reached the milestone of more than 100,000 deaths. on America's grim milestone of more than 5 million known coronavirus infections: No other country has reported as many cases. Brazil ranks second, with about three million, and India is third with tw...
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Twitter and Tiktok talked of a deal, WSJ reports

Twitter and Tiktok had preliminary negotiations about a potential merger/acquisition, reported the Wall Street Journal on Saturday. It is unclear, the WSJ reports, if Twitter still plans to pursue a deal with the video-sharing app which is now suing the Trump admin over a recent executive order. TikTok is owned by China-baed Bytedance. Any Twitter deal would involve TikTok's U.S. operations. Other companies have previously entertained the possibility of buying the popular video app Trump hate...
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TikTok to sue Trump admin over executive order banning app, NPR reports

TikTok, the social media app from China-based Bytedance, plans to sue the Trump administration in a challenge to the president's executive order that bans the service in the United States. NPR News reports the lawsuit will be filed as soon as Tuesday, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, where TikTok's U.S. operations are based: NPR has learned that the lawsuit will argue that President Trump's far-reaching action is unconstitutional because it failed to give th...
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Creating your own video games isn’t impossible this training can get you on the path

For those who want a career in video games, there’s no reason to sit around and wait. EA and Rockstar Games probably aren’t going to seek you out and knock on your door with a job opportunity. But if you’re an indie developer with a good idea and some passion, you can create a really cool game that serves as the resume that might just bring the big boys to your doorstep. You can jumpstart that process now, even if you’ve never designed your own games before, with the training in The Build a...
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Why influencer Jessica Wang is still wearing stilettos in quarantine

Despite being quarantined at home for months, Jessica Wang still sports stilettos. “I’ve actually been wearing heels for my TikToks and my photo shoots,” the social-media influencer told The Post. “As soon as I’m done with the shoes, I take them off and put on sweats.” Even cooped up in her New York-area house, the...
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Dems Accuse Trump-Allied Postmaster Of ‘Sabotage’ Amid Election Mail Delay

Democrats have accused Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a Trump ally, of playing “partisan games” by changing operations and cutting top personnel from the nation’s mail service as voters prepare to cast mail-in ballots in upcoming elections amid  the coronavirus pandemic . “The drastic changes to the Postal Service by an overtly partisan Postmaster General are another example of the President’s attempts to prevent millions of Americans from having their votes counted,”Committee on Oversight ...
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Trump announced a new executive order to protect people with pre-existing conditions in exactly the same way that Obamacare already does

During a Friday evening press conference at his Bedminster golf course, the esteemed President Donald J. Trump finally announced a momentous step in the sweeping healthcare reform plan he's been promising for years: Over the next two weeks I’ll be pursuing a major executive order requiring health insurance companies to cover all preexisting conditions for all companies. That's a big thing. I've always been very strongly in favor. We have to cover pre-existing conditions so we will be pursuing a ...
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The suitcase computer of 2020

The a-X sereies of portable workstations resemble the earliest laptops, but are fully contemporary beasts fitted with top-of-the-range AMD Threadripper CPUs, up to 256GB of RAM and dual GPUs. And price tags hovering around $8000. PC Gamer: Picture this: you sit down in a meeting alongside your colleagues. They pull out their Surfaces, iPads, phones, and whatever else. You place a briefcase down on the table with a deafening thud. Everyone turns to look at you.
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These 35 items can help your kid learn at home

Nobody is happy about the current state of our COVID-ravaged education system. With a new school year fast approaching, plans for teaching students still in flux, and political in-fighting driving more fear and confusion about whether or not to re-open campuses, teachers and parents are concerned.  Meanwhile, most kids are just fine with spending less time in a classroom. Of course, let’s see if they still feel that way when they’re unemployed at 25 because of all the education they missed wh...
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These three startups were recently accused of misstating their financial information, highlighting how little such companies may have to disclose to their VC backers and other investors

Recent alleged financial misstatements at a trio of startups highlights the much lower reporting standards for private companies. Unlike public companies, private ones aren't required by law to have their results independently audited,  and they aren't mandated to release quarterly or annual reports. What information such companies do disclose to their investors is typically governed by the contracts the two parties sign when investors buy stakes in the companies, but those agreements can allo...
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This collection of top quality video game icons can save you hours of work for under $30

Creating a fantasy world for a video or role-playing game is tough enough. In addition to all the game framework and functionality that goes into a build of any size, creators invariably sweat over the most minute details of every weapon, outfit, or other distinctive objects in their game.  Even if your game is set in a fantastical world, every item your characters interact with has to be centered in realism, looking and functioning as it would in a real-life setting, requiring hours and hour...
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Trump vs. the U.S. Postal Service: Democrats demand investigation of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s cost-cutting and investments

President Donald Trump's hand-picked Postmaster General Louis DeJoy launched a major overhaul of the U.S. postal mail service. Among the changes, the two top executives overseeing day-to-day operations have been let go and replaced with DeJoy's new picks, according to a reorganization memo released Friday. “The shake-up came as congressional Democrats called for an investigation of DeJoy and the cost-cutting measures that have slowed mail delivery and ensnared ballots in recent primary electi...
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Quarantine is no excuse to look like a caveman. These 10 items will make you presentable again.

We get it. You don’t have to go to the office anymore. That’s no excuse for letting your grooming go positively feral. We’re not saying you need to be GQ cover model-ready every Monday through Friday. But at least put in some effort to keep yourself relatively trimmed, clean, and on point. Even if you aren’t representing on Zoom calls, there are at least people in your day to day life that deserve to see you trying, right? To help, we’ve pulled together 10 different shavers and personal gro...
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The VentiFresh Eco is a next generation odor killer that uses NASA tech to wipe out bad smells

With everybody cooped up inside right now, it’s no surprise that many houses are starting to get a little bit...well, funky. Yeah...they smell. With everybody running around and sweating and working and cooking and everything else, odors get trapped inside your home. And don’t even get us started on what happens when litter boxes and other pet smells get factored into the mix. Battling this new onslaught, there’s only so much that air fresheners and scented oils can do to combat the funk. A...
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Elle Fanning to Lead Hulu’s The Girl From Plainville

Elle Fanning to lead Hulu’s The Girl From Plainville After earning rave reviews for her turn as Catherine the Great in the hit historical fiction dramedy for the streaming platform, Elle Fanning is reuniting with Hulu to star in the forthcoming limited series The Girl From Plainville, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Elle Fanning’s The Great Renewed for a Second Season at Hulu PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB....
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China’s secret war on America, a Fox News sex scandal, and a space-time wormhole in this week’s dubious tabloids

They’ll all be rolling in money thanks to an ad in this week’s edition that tells them: “How to save $19,899,901.” Just imagine what they can do with all that money! And saving $19,899,901 - such a precise sum, this offer must be legitimate - is easy. Simply buy a fake 10.64 carat pink diamond ring for $99, and you’ll have saved that eight-figure fortune if you were thinking of buying the genuine article for $19.9 million, which is a apparently how much a similar real pink diamond recently...
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Good deal on this 8-inch non-stick frying pan

This small frying pan from Carote has a natural stone non-stick coating that makes it excellent for cooking eggs or frying meat. It's very easy to clean. People on Amazon love this pan and it's cheap..
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Department of State says travel is cool now... if you can find somewhere to go

Good news everybody! After close to five months, the U.S. Department of State has rescinded its "Do Not Travel Advisory". The Level four travel warning, which was pushed out last March, warned Americans to stay the hell within their borders because the rest of the world was waaaaaaay too full of COVID-19 for anyone to risk travelling abroad. Now, it's totally cool with them for folks to leave the United States, if they want to. From the U.S. Department of State: On August 6, in close coordinatio...
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Young people retaliate with shocking finality to unchecked abuse

In this 2019 footage, patrons ouside a bar in Los Angeles argue with some skateboarding kids. Though the youngsters aren't belligerent, a heavily-built man lunches at them, punching one youngster in the face. He punches another boy who tries to reason with him, and then a third. Bystanders do nothing to stop him attacking the children, including a man wearing a security guard costume. After the third punch, however, one of the kids whacks him in the head with a skateboard, and the crowd loses...
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How a design company is dealing with getting their notebook knocked off

A while back I posted a link to a Kickstarter campaign for Orangered's notebook called the BetterBook, which has an aspect ratio that matches a smartphone's. It turns out the BetterBook looks an awful lot like Studio Neat's Panobook, which was launched a few years ago. Core77 interviewed Dan Provost, co-founder of Studio Neat, to find out how he is dealing with being knocked off: Has Studio Neat ever been knocked off before? If so, what were the circumstances and resolution, if any? Yep, many t...
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US issues New Zealand travel warning due to its 23 active cases

On August 6th, the US State Department issued a warning for US citizens considering traveling to New Zealand, because the country has 23 active cases of COVID-19. Currently, the United States has over 2 million active cases, and in any case, New Zealand isn't eager to allow rat-licking Americans to invade their pristine island nation (unless you have a couple of million dollars to buy citizenship, that is). [via New Zealand Herald] on August 6th the US state department issued a warning for US ci...
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Watch: This Zoom prank inspired the new horror film Host

Director Rob Savage got a reaction out of his friends last April with a jump-scare prank on Zoom. He told them he'd been hearing things in his attic, and, with them on the call, decided to investigate with a knife. The prank went so well, it inspired him to write and direct the long short film (under an hour) Host, which is now streaming on Shudder. I’ve been hearing strange noises from my attic, so I called a few friends and went to investigate… pic.twitter.com/CxmJAf44ob — Rob Savage (@DirRo...
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Otter hauls self onto boat to escape hungry orca

Enjoy watching this dramatic encounter in Halibut Cove, Alaska, where an otter frantically heads for a boat in hopes of escaping a pursuing orca. Eventually, the otter jumps up onto the transom of John’s vessel moments before the whale arrives at the surface just feet away. John, 37, revealed a game of cat-and-mouse followed, with the otter hopping back into the water in an attempt to get away, only for the orca to chase it back up again three or four times. His fellow captain, Chantrelle Ma...
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The Postal Service’s Routine Reforms Are Recast as the Latest Plot to Help Trump’s Reelection

Prominent Democrats have pushed a conspiracy theory that the Postal Service is implementing cost-cutting changes to its service in order to bolster President Trump's reelection prospects, despite the agency's insistence that a recommitment to “existing operating plans” will not affect its ability to meet the 2020 election demand.Last week, Barack Obama claimed during a eulogy for the late congressman John Lewis that “those in power” are “undermining the Postal Service in the run-up to an...
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This temporary tattoo printer is even easier than those wet-and-press ones but so much cooler

If you’re a big fan of ink, but not such a big fan of the forever side to tattoo body art or the pain, the Prinker S Temporary Tattoo Printer might just be your favorite creation of the century. Winner of 2020 Red Dot and If Design awards, the Prinker S is kind of like those temporary tattoos you used to get in a Crackerjack box...only even easier and much, much cooler. With the Prinker app on your smartphone, you can choose from over 5,000 unique tattoo designs, including everything...
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A Knight Rider movie is happening

Everything old is new again (also see). Folks, there's going to be a Knight Rider feature film! (Sadly, I think we can assume David Hasselhoff will not star.) Deadline: Spyglass Media Group has teamed with Atomic Monster’s James Wan and Michael Clear to develop a film based on the 1980s classic action series Knight Rider. TJ Fixman, a former video game writer, is adapting the screenplay. Created by Glen A. Larson, Knight Rider first aired on NBC from 1982-1986 and boosted David Hasselhoff’s care...
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Man charged after spitting in face of child who refused to remove mask

A Florida man was charged Thursday with battery after demanding a child remove his mask and spitting in his face when he refused to, police say. The incident happened at a restaurant in Treasure Island, Fla., and reportedly concluded with the man saying "You now have coronavirus" to the child and being subdued by staff. According to his arrest affidavit, Copenhaver was described as "intoxicated" and was not wearing shoes. They said he approached the worker in a "threatening manner and attempted ...
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Ta-dum: How the Netflix sound was born (it almost had a goat's bleat)

This is terrific. Dallas Taylor, the host of the podcast Twenty Thousand Hertz, learns the origin story of Netflix's "ta-dum" sound (aka "sonic logo") from its creators. Mashable: In an episode dedicated solely to this sound, Netflix VP of Product Todd Yellin starts out by revealing that it's actually called "ta-dum" internally. Yellin is a former filmmaker with an affinity for sound design, and he led the process of creating the ta-dum: Something immediately sonically tied to the experience of ...
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A great interactive visualization of the weird ways that we perceive time

Reuters published this interactive article Why time feels so weird in 2020 in early July. That was about a month ago, as of this writing; it was also about halfway through the bizarro time vortex hell year known as 2020. Between social media and quarantine, our shared temporal existence has become increasingly warped and disproportionate, but I'm pretty sure that's how the timeline works, anyway. Or at least, for now. And that confusion is precisely the focus of the article: The global coronavir...
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