Douglas, the latest step toward realistic AI, is unsettling

There's something off about Douglas. He's touted by his creators as the "most realistic real-time autonomous digital human in the world." If that's true, then I don't think the best the world has to offer is quite good enough.Douglas is being developed by Digital Domain,

11 ways to virtually visit Santa this holiday season

Santa Claus isn't canceling Christmas this year, but he definitely wants you to stay safe at ho-ho-home.As 2020 comes to a close, holiday celebrations will undoubtedly look a little different than they have in years pastCoronavirus cases are still rising in the United States,

How to participate in USPS's Operation Santa this year

This holiday season may look different than any other before, but one thing remains certain: Christmas is coming. And just because the pandemic is still raging throughout the U.S. doesn't mean that children don't want Santa to deliver toys. Thankfully, Santa is immune to the coronavirus,

If you've never seen an elephant baby ultrasound before, here's your chance

Asha, a 25-year-old Asian elephant residing at the Oklahoma City Zoo, is expecting a baby in February 2022. The zoo released a video of the calf's ultrasound, even pointing out the growing baby's head, trunk, and legs. If you're wondering why we have to wait over a year to meet Asha's calf,

AOC raised $200,000 for charity on her 'Among Us' Twitch stream Friday

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now a pro (or close to it) at Twitch and the popular game Among Us, having streamed to over 400,000 people back in October with fellow Rep. Ilhan Omar.

Save $250 on Samsung's smart robot vacuum

Save $250: The Samsung R7065 robot vacuum is on sale on Amazon for $349, a 42% discount as of Nov. 28. Did you know that Samsung does a whole lot more than bring the world great TVs and fights with Apple fans over whose phone is better? Well,

Surprisingly, Apple's site has the best (only) Apple TV deal for Cyber Week

Get a free $50 gift card: Buying an Apple TV 32GB ($179) or 64GB ($199) from Apple's official site gets you a $50 Apple gift card — an indirect savings of around 25%.When it comes to Apple TV, Apple is weirdly being less stingy than Best Buy, Amazon, and Walmart.

Photos of workers and activists protesting Amazon on Black Friday

On Black Friday — the biggest shopping day of the year in the U.S. and the kickoff of holiday season shopping as a whole — Amazon workers in 15 countries protested the corporation in an action called #MakeAmazonPay. UNI, a global trade union based in Switzerland,

'Addams Family Values' is the only Thanksgiving movie you need in 2020

Thanksgiving is gonna be a weird one in the year of our lord 2020, where up is down, loving your family means staying the hell away from them, and watching a movie together virtually is probably one of the best ways to "gather" while still abiding by public safety guidelines.But let's be real:

How to host virtual Thanksgiving

With COVID-19 cases surging in most states across the U.S.,health experts have heavily warned against large, indoor, family gatherings for the holidays. This means many of us are pivoting to a virtual Thanksgiving (yes, even Dr. Fauci).Worried about planning and hosting a virtual Thanksgiving?

What it really means to 'give yourself grace'

In our search for calm and stability during a hellish year, perhaps no mantra stands out as more comforting than "give yourself grace." It's the refrain you might turn to when coping with daily frustrations like arguing with your children, driving aggressively after being cutoff,



How Much Longer Do I Have to Wait For My Wonderful Self-Winding Swatch?

It has been nearly a year since Swatch announced it's remarkably innovative Sistem51 watch . It's a self-winding timepiece that has only has 51 parts. Forget smartwatches, get this simple dumbness on my wrist right now.Read more...    

传金属版S5或7月中发布 或称GALAXY Alpha

采用金属机身的三星GALAXY F一直颇受关注,各种消息都显示该机会在今年9月份发布。不过,日前根据韩国媒体star.mt的报道称,三星这款旗舰级新机将会被命名为GALAXY Alpha,

An Asteroid Is Set to Skim By Earth This Sunday

Keep your eyes peeled: a small asteroid called 2014 RC is set to skim past Earth on Sunday 7th September. It should safely miss the planet—if calculations are correct.Read more...

Ebola Orphans Are Liberia's Next Crisis

MONROVIA, Liberia — Not a month ago, Esther's mother and father first started to feel sick. They drove several hours from their home to an Ebola testing center in Liberia's capital, Monrovia, and were diagnosed with a disease that already has killed far more than 3,000 Africans.


You don't have to show your boarding card in UK airport shops

LONDON — You know all those times you showed your boarding card so you could buy some crisps or a magazine at the airport? You didn't need to. And it turns out some retailers have been using your info to claim VAT relief without passing on the savings.


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Here's What a Mysterious Chunk of Space Trash Looks Like

Earlier this week, the internet worked itself into a frenzy over the “mysterious chunk of space trash ” — actually a spent rocket fragment — that’s making an ominous but not-at-all dangerous homecoming on a Friday the 13th in November.

Nikon D5 DSLR records 4K video, D500 has 'always-on' smartphone connectivity

LAS VEGAS — Nikon's done playing second fiddle to Canon in the DSLR game.After months of speculation and teasing, the camera company finally announced the new top-of-the-line D5 DSLR at CES.The camera is Nikon's first DSLR that's capable of recording 4K video.

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