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China's Chang'e-5 mission is off to collect samples from the Moon

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 5:48pm
China successfully launched its Chang’e-5 mission on Monday. And if all goes according to plan, by the end of the week, it will be orbiting the Moon, ready to collect samples from the lunar surface for the first time in decades.  China launches #Ch...

The Hugo Awards will have a video game category in 2021

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 4:04pm
For the first time in its storied history, the Hugo Awards will honor a video game. The annual literary award has avoided recognizing the medium for years, but present circumstances being what they are, it will make an exception at the next World Sci...

The best Instant Pot for most of us is down to $50 for Black Friday

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 3:35pm
The Instant Pot is one of the most popular kitchen appliances of the past few years, and the 6-quart Duo has often been the most recommended model. But since the more recent Instant Pot Duo Nova is essentially an updated version of the Duo, that’s no...

GM pulls out of Trump administration's fuel emissions lawsuit in California

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 3:20pm
General Motors won’t support the Trump administration’s attempts to strip California of the right to set its own fuel emissions standard. In a letter obtained by The New York Times to some of the country’s largest environmental groups, the automaker...

Google's 'Verse by Verse' AI can help you write in the style of famous poets

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 2:21pm
If you've ever fancied yourself as a poet but don't quite have the lyrical and rhythmic skills one might require, Google's Verse by Verse tool can help you to craft the most delectable verse. The company's latest experiment with AI-driven poetry offe...

Roku adds AMC+ to its streaming channel

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 1:08pm
While free content has been the Roku Channel’s primary calling card, it has also offered the option to subscribe to paid TV channels like STARZ and ShowTime. And now it’s adding yet another premium option. Starting today, you can subscribe to AMC+ th...

The EPA confirms the 2021 Mustang Mach-E can run up to 300 miles

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 12:59pm
The Environmental Protection Agency has released its certified range numbers for the 2021 Mustang Mach-E, and they're pretty much what Ford had expected. Depending on the configuration, the automaker's first major electric vehicle can run for up to 3...

Decorate your home with affordable, museum-quality wall art

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 12:55pm
Quarantine restrictions make us spend a lot more time at home these days. Chances are you’ve upgraded your home office to be better suited for remote work in the meantime. However, have you put any thought into your home itself? After all, your home...

Facebook is making it easier to donate essentials to those in need

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 12:10pm
The holidays can be a hard time for some in the best of circumstances. Add to that the coronavirus pandemic, and you have more people than ever struggling to get through the winter season. To help its users help each other, Facebook is adding a new D...

'Ready Player Two' author is going on a virtual book tour in 'Roblox'

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 12:00pm
Real book tours aren’t practical during a pandemic, but the virtual kind might suit at least one author very nicely. Ernest Cline is showcasing his new novel Ready Player Two in a Roblox event, and it will appropriately include a treasure hunt. While...

Amazon Music and Lil Nas X will host a series of holiday concerts

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 11:50am
Unfortunately, many of us will forego holiday concerts and plays this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. While it won’t quite be the same, Amazon Music's latest series of performances could help to make up for it.Fresh off his successful Roblox concert...

How to make sense of Logitech's universal remote lineup

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 11:00am
When I was a kid there were two devices attached to the television in my family’s living room: a VCR and a cable box. And we had a universal remote to tie it all together. These days, the amount of gear in my home theater is far greater and it’s all...

Jabra updates its Elite 85t earbuds to fix annoying noise issues

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 10:44am
Jabra’s Elite 85t earbuds do a lot of things right well, but we also ran into some troubles with some annoying (and sometimes painful) popping sounds when switching between noise cancelling and ambient modes. Fortunately, Jabra has just released a fi...

Amazon’s Echo Buds can finally track your workouts

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 10:37am
A year after it started testing the feature, Amazon is finally bringing workout tracking to Echo Buds. The company told CNBC it’s rolling out the function over the next couple of days. According to Amazon, Echo Buds can monitor the duration of a work...

Beloved RPG 'The World Ends With You' will get a sequel, 14 years later

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 10:07am
You no longer have to make do with ports of the original game if you want another The World Ends With You fix. Square Enix has unveiled Neo: The World Ends With You, a full-fledged sequel to the classic Nintendo DS JRPG for the PS4 (what, no PS5?) an...

A copy of ‘Super Mario Bros. 3’ sold for $156,000

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 9:37am
It seems that one Mario fan/collector found something to do with all of those coins they’ve picked up. Someone bought a rare copy of Super Mario Bros. 3 for $156,000 at auction.  The sealed copy of the NES classic is now the most expensive game ever...

Serif cuts 30 percent off Affinity creative apps for Black Friday

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 9:29am
It might be a good time to shop around if you’re looking for alternatives to Adobe software like Photoshop. Serif is running a Black Friday sale that cuts prices by 30 percent on all Affinity creative apps, including Photo, Designer and Publisher. Th...

California allows companies to charge for autonomous car rides

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 9:19am
One of the most common potential scenarios involving autonomous cars is using them as driverless taxis; both Uber and Lyft have made self-driving cars a big part of their future strategies. The possibility of hopping into a ride without a driver just...

Google built an 'Infinite Bad Guy' generator using 15,000 YouTube covers

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 9:00am
Search for ‘Bad Guy’ on YouTube and you’ll find thousands of covers alongside Billie Eilish’s official music video. To celebrate the track, which has now passed one billion views, and the community of covers that’s grown around it, Google has created...

How ‘Astro’s Playroom’ captures the magic of PS5's DualSense controller

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 8:30am
Sure, Spider-Man: Miles Morales and the Dark Souls remake are getting most of the PlayStation 5 love, but Sony’s most significant next-generation launch game may be Astro’s Playroom. It’s a showpiece for the new DualSense controller's haptic capabili...

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