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2020-09-19 19:20    2020-09-19 19:44

Hurricane Laura's impact lingered with nightmarish mosquito swarms

After Hurricane Laura hit land in the southern United States in late August and devastated the Louisiana coast, the storm surges and rainfall it brought along flooded the region.That flooded environment was an ideal breeding ground for some types of mosquitoes,

PlayStation 5 pre-orders were a disaster. Sony is sorry and promising more.

As anyone who tried to pre-order a PlayStation 5 surely knows by now: It was a bit of a mess.Sony revealed on Wednesday that its upcoming next-generation gaming console will hit stores on Nov. 12. It was a fine presentation,

NBC's Peacock finally arrives on Roku two months after launch

Peacock and a handful of other NBC apps are coming to Roku after the two parties reach a deal on Friday.When Peacock launched in mid-July, it was notably absent from Roku, Fire TV, and some smart TV platforms including Samsung's, which all carry other popular video streaming apps like Netflix,

There's no choice but to turn your grief into a fight for Ruth Bader Ginsburg's legacy

In a year marked by calamity, the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is yet one more tragedy. The 87-year-old veteran of the court met her life's challenges with admirable grit, never forgetting to break a path for women who might follow.

Jimmy Fallon and Jessica Alba hilariously fail what may be the final TikTok dance challenge

What will Jimmy Fallon do for TV content in a post-TikTok world?With the approaching ban of TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores, Fallon revived his "Watch it once" TikTok challenge for a (possibly final!) Friday night showdown with Jessica Alba. He technically did worse,

Everything we know about Season 2 of 'The Mandalorian'

The Mandalorian Season 2 premiere is rapidly approaching, and with its first teaser trailer out in the public and a few rumblings about casting, there's a lot to know heading into the next chapter of this Star Wars adventure.First thing's first; let's get the basic details down.

Stirring images from Ruth Bader Ginsburg's D.C. vigil remind us of her fight

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a warrior for freedom. She lived a life committed to preserving the American ideal, from her early days fighting against gender discrimination to her illustrious tenure as one of the country's top judges. So as news of Ginsburg's death set in on Friday,

The best messaging apps not owned by Facebook

With purchase after purchase, milestone surpassed after milestone surpassed, Facebook continues its slow suffocation of the internet. You, a thinking person who values your privacy and sees the Mark Zuckerberg-helmed behemoth as complicit in an array of real-world suffering, want out. 

How to use Triller, in case TikTok actually gets banned

TikTok may be the app-du-jour, but its presence in the United States may not last. Enter Triller, the video sharing platform emerging as the alternative to TikTok amid uncertainty over the app's future. Popular stars like Charli D'Amelio, the most followed person on TikTok,

Why smart home gyms could be here to stay

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19 items on sale this weekend, including AirPods Pro and a cold brew maker

Summer's coming to an end, but end of summer deals are going strong.Below, check out a range of items on sale through September 21, including AirPods Pro, a refurbished iPad, a self-changing trash can, and lots of home gadgets to make life a little easier into the fall.

20 fun DIY kits on sale for an extra 20% off this weekend

After months of staying home, perhaps you've done enough sourdough baking to last a lifetime. As we head into winter, it's time to mix it up.These cool DIY kits, which are all an extra 20% off through September 21 with the coupon code VIPSALE20,

20 useful apps and subscriptions on sale this weekend

We're slowly making our way into the final quarter of 2020. This year has been a doozy — and that's putting it lightly. We could all use something to boost our spirits, so how about an end of summer sale?Through September 21, you can take an extra 40% off the below list of apps and software.

Take an extra 20% off these air purifiers this weekend

Air purifiers can help remove pollutants and improve your home's air quality, making them a solid piece of home tech to invest in these days. You can find 10 of them on sale for an extra 20% off through September 21 using the promo code VIPSALE20. Among the options:

This 3-in-1 charging station is on sale for over $80 off

TL;DR: Keep devices powered up with a Moovy 3-in-1 Wireless Fast Charging Station for $47.99, a savings of over $80 through September 21. The Moovy 3-in-1 wireless fast charging station, a great option for people who need to charge multiple devices at once, is on sale this weekend for $47.

'The Notorious R.B.G.' taught a new generation how to dissent with her internet stardom

When Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was 80 years old, she became an internet icon. A law student started a Tumblr in her honor in 2013, dubbing her "The Notorious R.B.G." and in the years that followed, she became a meme that lined Etsy sellers' pockets.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's best pop culture moments

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at age 87. The absolutely awful news will of course usher in lots of worthy look backs at her illustrious career. However, in addition to being a beloved Supreme Court Justice known for her fiery dissents,

How to help protect Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat until the election

The stakes of the 2020 election just got significantly higher.Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a fierce advocate for justice and equality, died on Friday at age 87, which means her seat on the Supreme Court is now vacant.Per a statement from the Supreme Court,

Icon, champion, Supreme Court Justice: Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

At a time of great conflict, stress, and uncertainty in the U.S.,Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday, sending her supporters into a state of shock on social media.Ginsburg,

The LG Wing is a dual-screen wonder

Mashable tech reporter Brenda Stolyar gets her hands on the new LG swivel screen phone.  Read more...More about Tech, Smartphone, Mashable Video, Lg, and Lg Wing

The 10 best free family movies on Amazon Prime Video

Hoping to gather 'round the TV for a fun family movie night? Look no further than Amazon Prime Video.The streaming service is loaded with popular titles for viewers of all ages. Whether you're searching for a superhero origin story for the tweens, longing for a comedy for the young ones,

6 returning TV shows to keep us sane this fall

There's a new season of PEN15, Fargo, and some surprising new picks. Read more...More about Entertainment, Mashable Video, Pen15, Fall Shows, and Entertainment

How 'Julie and the Phantoms' gave a voice to diverse actors

Executive producer and director Kenny Ortega talks about how he set out to make a show with a Latinx lead and a diverse cast. Read more...More about Entertainment, Music, Netflix, Mashable Video, and Dirty Dancing

Scientists discovered these sea anemones use their food to grow limbs — Future Blink

The scientists believe this trait helps the creature adapt and survive and hope to define key nutrients for growth.  Read more...More about Science, Animals, Mashable Video, Sealife, and Future Blink

4th graders made their own clickbait headlines and they're way better than ours

It's a strange world online and Ingrid Conley-Abrams — a school library director in New York City — wanted to prep her students as best she could. As a part of a lesson on media literacy and bias, Conley-Abrams created an optional assignment where kids made their own versions of clickbait.

Up your photography game with this camera device — Future Blink

The Arsenal 2 can set up optimal settings for your shot by using AI and computational photography. Read more...More about Tech, Photography, Mashable Video, Ai, and Future Blink

'Sopranos' memes are having a real moment in 2020

More than 13 years ago, America's television screens inexplicably cut to black — The Sopranos was finished, just like that. Twitter was barely a thing on June 10, 2007, the day the episode, "Made in America," aired. About a quarter of the country still used dial-up internet. And yet,

The livestreaming boom isn't slowing down anytime soon

Mashable's series Tech in 2025 explores how the challenges of today will dramatically change the near future. Whether people are creating or consuming it, streaming content has been a prime source of escapism for many during the pandemic. But is the livestreaming boom temporary?

The Oculus Quest 2 is 'VR finally done right' — here's where to pre-order

TL;DR: As of Sept. 18, Oculus Quest 2 VR headsets, accessories, and bundles are available to pre-order at Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Target, GameStop, and at Oculus.com; the headset itself starts at $299 for 64GB of storage.Between the Nintendo Switch, the Xbox Series X, and the Playstation 5,

TikTok throws shade at Facebook and Instagram for not standing up to Trump

TikTok just tagged Facebook into its ongoing battle with Donald Trump.Earlier this morning, the Trump administration announced it would follow through with its ban on TikTok starting this Sunday. (Note: A deal between TikTok and U.S.-based Oracle is still waiting to be finalized,

Hulu's October content was just announced. You'll want a 4K TV for it.

Another Friday, another chance to encourage everyone to buy a nice TV because 1. It's spooky season and 2. It's a socially-distant spooky season, and scary movies might be the only way to celebrate Halloween (aside from dressing up to play drinking games on Zoom). 

Hurricane Teddy's eye looks like a giant stadium

Storm investigators flew through Hurricane Teddy on Thursday, capturing impressive imagery of the cyclone's stadium-like eye.A big, clear eye is indicative of a powerful hurricane (on Friday morning, Teddy packed 130 mph winds). At the storm's core, violent thunderstorms, feeding on warm moist air,

'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' table read got awkward between Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston

Much like the great Marie Kondo, the internet loves a mess. Nothing breathes life into Twitter users like some quality chaos, which is why everyone absolutely adored the awkward, cringe-worthy, comedic stylings of the Fast Times at Ridgemont High table read.In case you missed it,

The Apple Watch Series 5 drops to $299 on the Series 6 launch day

TL;DR: The Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS, 40mm, Pink Sand) is on sale for $299 at Walmart as of Sept. 18. That's $130 off its original retail price and $30 less than its big price drop on Amazon earlier in the week.

Best cheap laptop deals this weekend: Apple, Lenovo, Asus, and more

If you weren't lucky enough to secure a PlayStation 5 preorder this week, our condolences.The good news is that there's plenty of great tech to spend your money on instead (don't worry, you'll get your PS5 eventually). As we do every Friday,

12 best tweets of the week, including a panda, David Crosby, and an egg

It's Friday. Seriously. Finally. I double-checked because, well, you know, who could be totally sure these days? And here at Mashable we're going to keep doing what we've been doing on Fridays for quite some time now: collecting the best tweets of the week. Why? Because it's the end of the week,

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