2020-04-03 23:46    2020-04-04 00:20

Big Tech drastically reverses course on coronavirus ad policies

When tech companies roll out new policies, it’s usually after long periods of meticulous internal discussion and review. Big reversals aren't the norm. Then Covid-19 hit.As the looming threat of the coronavirus began hitting the U.S. in February,

Jane Fonda joined TikTok and announced the launch of virtual Fire Drill Friday climate rallies

This is not a drill: Jane Fonda has officially joined TikTok.On Thursday night,

Amazon stops selling N95 masks to consumers to prioritize distribution to hospitals

Amazon is no longer selling N95 masks to average consumers, and instead prioritizing the product sales to hospitals and government organizations responding to the coronavirus pandemic. If you attempt to buy N95 masks on Amazon’s website, you’ll see the “add to cart” button is now gone.

Bob Kulhan raps while he paints to Bob Ross — The Bob Ross Challenge

Bob Kulhan, author of the bestselling book "Getting to Yes And" and founder of Business Improv, busts out some of his classic rap lyrics while painting along with Bob Ross.  Read more...More about Mashable Video, Painting, Hip Hop, Bob Ross, and Improvisation

Disease experts weigh in on crowded White House coronavirus briefings

On April Fools' Day in the White House, inside the infamously cramped James S. Brady Press Briefing Room, reporters sat spaced three seats apart at the day's coronavirus press briefing. Meanwhile, General Mark A.

Here are the best water filter pitchers to cut down on plastic

Water filter pitchers come in different shapes and sizes. These are a few of our favorites. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Quarantine, Water Filter, Coronavirus, and Lifestyle

Zoom was secretly mining and sharing LinkedIn data

The video conferencing app would take callers’ info, and match it up with their LinkedIn profiles. Read more...More about Tech, Mashable Video, Zoom, Cyber Security, and Security Breach

Dr. Fauci is the internet's worthiest crush yet

The good people of the internet have had their fair share of collective crushes over the years, but perhaps no crush has been more worthy of love, respect, and admiration than Dr. Anthony Fauci.Dr. Fauci, as everyone probably knows by now,

Thousands of private Zoom videos are online for anyone to watch

Your boss may not be the only one secretly replaying your Zoom meetings. Thousands of recorded Zoom meetings are floating around the open web — available for anyone to watch. The exposed video calls include private business discussions, casual friend conversations, therapy sessions, and, yes,

These ultra-precise hedge cutters are so satisfying to watch — Future Blink

The THA 270 is meant for beginners in pruning and hedge cutting.  Read more...More about Tech, Mashable Video, Landscape, Gardening, and Future Blink

Here are all the weird hobbies we've picked up to not lose our minds

With self-isolation comes an abundance of free time, but figuring out exactly how to spend that time can be a challenge. Here's how the Mashable staff is staying sane indoors.  Read more...More about Mashable Video, Hobbies, Quarantine, Coronavirus, and Covid 19

Students are ‘Zoom-Bombing’ online classes and harassing teachers as a ‘prank̵

As schools around the world have transitioned to online during the COVID-19 crisis, a new threat to education has emerged. Hackers have begun to target video conferencing apps, such as Zoom and Google Hangouts, to harass students and teachers alike. Read more...More about Mashable Video,

Why is the U.S. failing at coronavirus testing?

The United States has the most coronavirus cases in the world, so why is it so hard to get tested? We spoke to five people who tried to get a test and failed. Read more...More about Us, Health, Mashable Video, Coronavirus, and Covid 19

Bored at home? You can get your first 2 months of Skillshare Premium for free.

TL;DR: As of April 3, anyone who hasn't used Skillshare before can get their first two months of Skillshare Premium for free. Does social distancing have you *this close* to losing it? Because same.Fortunately,

New month, new stuff on Netflix and Hulu — watch 'em on a new 4K TV

March felt like the longest month in history. April will probably feel the same — not that any of us have a sense of time anymore, anyway.But a new month always guarantees one new thing to look forward to, and that's new stuff to watch on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and the lot. This month,

It used to be a convention center. Now, it's a makeshift hospital for COVD-19 patients.

The Javits Center is a makeshift hospital with 2,500 beds for patients infected with COVID-19. New York is the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, with over 92,000 recorded cases.  Read more...More about New York City, Hospital, Javits Center, Covid 19, and Science

Take up to 25% off these Smeg appliances and make your kitchen a retro dream

TL;DR: As of April 3, you can take up to 25% off Smeg kitchen appliances at Nordstrom. Many of us have been making more homemade meals than usual in efforts to social distance, and now you may be getting a bit sick of your kitchen. Well, unfortunately,

Gaming computers on sale, plus more laptop and tablet deals this weekend

The world is not great right now, but at least it's Friday, right? (Right?)If you're feeling a little bit "meh" today (like many of us are), maybe it's a good time to treat yourself to something nice. If you're a tech person,

Order 50 mini cupcakes for yourself with this Baked by Melissa sale

TL;DR: Baked by Melissa's current sale gets you 20% 50 cupcakes with code SWEETER20 or 30% off 100 cupcakes with code SWEETER30.A lot of us have been away from the office for so long that we're actually missing work food. Morning bagels? Donuts that your boss brought in for a meeting?

Get $50 off this highly-rated TCL 4K TV at Best Buy

TL;DR: The TCL 6 Series 4K QLED TV is consistently referred to as one of the best budget 4K TVs for your money, and as of April 3, it's $50 off at Best Buy. We've been watching a lot more TV these days, mostly due to the fact that we're stuck indoors. If you're like us right now,

Plow through your reading list with a free month of Kindle Unlimited

TL:DR: Expand your library with a month-long trial of Kindle Unlimited, and get 90 days free of Amazon Music Unlimited as of April 3.Not being allowed to leave your house is a great reason to catch up on all the books you've been meaning to read.

The secret sauce of the comfiest game: 'Animal Crossing'

Welcome to Cozy Week, where we'll curl up by the glow of our screens to celebrate all that's soft in entertainment. Pour yourself a cup of hot cocoa and sit by us as we coo over the cutest games, cry over the tenderest movie moments, and drift off to the most comforting shows.

10 TV characters who dismantled toxic masculinity

Welcome to Cozy Week, where we'll curl up by the glow of our screens to celebrate all that's soft in entertainment. Pour yourself a cup of hot cocoa and sit by us as we coo over the cutest games, cry over the tenderest movie moments, and drift off to the most comforting shows.

This is what lungs infected with COVID-19 look like

Doctors at George Washington University Hospital  are raising awareness about the serious damage COVID-19 can cause on the lungs of individuals.The hospital posted a video of a 3D model from a CT scan that shows, in yellow, the extent to which the disease has damaged a patient's lung tissue.

Virtual influencer Knox Frost is trying to raise money for WHO to fight coronavirus

Knox Frost, a virtual influencer, — yes, that's a thing — is doing his part to help the World Health Organization (WHO) fight the new coronavirus. Frost has more than 1 million followers on Instagram and the account is set to leverage that power to do some good. Knox,

This man's custom Zoom background is a work of art

Although it comes with privacy concerns, there can be no doubt that the video conferencing app Zoom has become massively popular in the past few weeks with many working from home.And if we're all going to be using it, we might as well be getting the most out of it.

Unlock your favourite streaming services with Surfshark VPN

TL;DR: A two-year subscription to Surfshark VPN is on sale for £1.59 per month, saving you 83% on list price.We're going to present a terrible scenario to you, and we don't want you to panic.

Private Internet Access provides protection for remote workers

TL;DR: A one-year subscription to Private Internet Access is on sale for £2.31 per month, saving you 71% on list price.The sad reality is that cybercrime is on the rise at the moment, as scammers look to capitalise on the current situation. Online security has always been important,

Alicia Keys freestyles home version of Flo Rida's 'My House' and it's an anthem for our times

There are very few songs that truly capture the moment in history we're currently living through, other than Fifth Harmony's "Work From Home". But Alicia Keys has got you covered. She sang a freestyle, coronavirus-themed version of Flo Rida's song "My House" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Bill Gates tells Trevor Noah what he's doing to help fight coronavirus

As the coronavirus continues to spread, many people are doing whatever they can to help — from applauding healthcare professionals on the front lines of the pandemic to raising money for various charities and causes.Back in February,

'Resident Evil 3' leaves something to be desired

The Resident Evil 3 remake isn't exactly satisfying, but it's also not exactly disappointing.One of the biggest issues with Resident Evil 3 is that it directly follows the Resident Evil 2 remake,

How coronavirus turned competitive meditation into a global sport

March Mindfulness is Mashable's series that examines the intersection of meditation practice and technology. It culminates in our meditation competition, which this year took on a new spin.With every major event from the Olympics in Tokyo to March Madness in the U.S. canceled,

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Stormzy, Elton John and friends thank healthcare workers in moving video

Some of the biggest celebrities in the UK have joined forces to pay tribute to frontline workers for the National Health Service (NHS) currently battling the new coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Stormzy, Paul McCartney, David Beckham, Kylie Minogue, Elton John,

Your WFH setup is likely missing this awesome climate control device

TL;DR: Control the temperature no matter where you are with a 2-in-1 personal air cooler and heater from Airwirl for $47.99, an 18% savings as of April 3. Working from home comes with newfound challenges. Maybe you miss your favorite lunch spot around the corner or the daily,

Want to create your own 'Animal Crossing'? Learn to make games for just $49.

TL;DR: As of April 3, you can get a lifetime subscription to School of Game Design for $49 — down from its value price of $5,990. On your newsfeed, sandwiched between news updates and livestreams of your favorite celebs "stuck" in their mansions are probably screenshots of Animal Crossing:

This genius gadget will entertain your dog while you work from home

TL;DR: As of April 3, you can use the code IFETCH15OFF to take 15% off an iFetch automatic ball launcher for dogs, dropping the price to $97.75. If you are lucky enough to have a dog by your side while social distancing, then you know how happy your furry friend is to have you home all day.

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