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2022-10-07 20:48    2022-10-07 21:52

Petition: Instagram must address bullying of kids through gossip accounts

Anonymous online student gossip has been a problem for years. The Streetchat app and JuicyCampus website, both now defunct, allowed users to share unchecked, malicious rumors about their peers. The anonymous messaging app Yik Yak had similar features until it shut down in 2017,

Majority of U.S. adults want Big Tech to restrict misinformation on social platforms

The majority of social media users are standing behind Big Tech companies' efforts to curb misinformation, even as users of "alternative" social media sites find community in the unregulated media environments fostered by "free-speech" advocates.

Please don't air fry scrambled eggs.

I'm not sure which axiom to go with here. Let's not reinvent the wheel; or K.I.S.S.:Keep It Simple Stupid; or how about work smarter, not harder. I guess what I'm saying is, don't air fry your scrambled eggs. Just use a pan. There are some for which an air fryer is genuinely useful.

Today's top deals include a Ninja Foodi grill, iPad mini, and Amazon Echo bundle

Here are the top deals of the day for Oct. 7:BEST AMAZON DEVICE DEAL: Echo Dot (5th gen) with eero Mesh WiFi Router — starting at $99.99 (save up to 16%)BEST HOME DEAL: Ninja IG601 Foodi XL 7-in-1 Indoor Grill Combo — $199.99 $349.99 (save $250)BEST APPLE DEAL: 2021 Apple iPad Mini (WiFi,

All the best gaming deals from Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale

UPDATE: Oct. 7, 2022, 10:00 a.m. EDT This list has been updated with the latest gaming deals from Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.It's true: Amazon is having yet another shopping holiday this year. No, it's not Prime Day 2™ (even though it kind of is,

Amazon's smart home deals are popping off ahead of the Prime Early Access Sale

Prime events are Amazon's favorite excuse to discount its own devices, so expect no shortage of spicy smart home deals during its inaugural Prime Early Access Sale on Oct. 11 and 12.We're already seeing a bunch of new record-low prices on its Alexa-enabled speakers, displays,

Some early Prime Day 2 sex toy deals are already live

UPDATE: Oct. 6, 2022, 4:15 p.m. EDT We've updated this post with the best sex toy pricing and availability ahead of Amazon's fall Prime Day event. With the announcement of Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale and all the sale events it's spurred, we want to be clear:

'The Midnight Club' just scared the crap out of a Guinness World Record

Mike Flanagan and Leah Fong's new Netflix series The Midnight Club has so many jump scares it smashed a world record and made me almost fall off my couch.The series based on Christopher Pike's '90s horror books has scored a Guinness World Record for the most jump scares in one episode — 21 in fact.

Netflix's 'Mo' is one of the most important TV shows of the year

A show about seeking asylum in America, generational trauma, and cultural displacement hardly sounds like the recipe for a good comedy. But somehow, Netflix's Mo accomplishes this, while still shedding light on strife and struggle as an immigrant. Created by comedian Mo Amer, based on his own life,

Discover Velma's origin story with HBO Max's new adult-animated series

There's been a lot of chat about Scooby Doo's Velma Dinkley lately, largely because the release of Amazon Prime's Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo! revealed that the character is gay. Fans rejoiced, and so did Google. So there's more than enough intrigue to fuel HBO Max's Velma,

Why the clocks change for Daylight Saving Time and why we do it at all

The clocks on our smartphones do something bizarre twice a year: One day in the spring, they jump ahead an hour, and our alarms go off an hour sooner. We wake up bleary-eyed and confused until we remember what just happened. Afterward,

Get 4 months of Audible Premium Plus for 60% off as an early holiday treat

SAVE 60%: Through Dec. 31, you can get your first four months of Audible Premium Plus for $5.95 per month, rather than $14.95 per month. That's a total savings of $36.It's National Book Month,

This is Fat Bear Week's fattest bear

There are fat bears. And then there are bears that get so fat, they have trouble walking. The apty-named 747 is one of these bears. He's the biggest bear many wildlife-watchers at Alaska's Katmai National Park and Preserve have ever seen.

These TikTok scams are very real

TikTok is a multifunctional social app if there ever was one. The hub of short video content has been designed to entertain, has become a search engine for Gen-Z users, and has even been harnessed for social good and activism. But the app is no stranger to controversy,

Grab this Excel training bundle on sale for just $25

TL;DR: Through Oct. 12, you can sign up for the Microsoft Excel Expert Bundle for just $24.99 — that's 19% off its usual sale price.You may have used Excel before, but actually mastering it is another thing. It’s a lot more than just a way to keep information organized,

Get 1 year of Sam's Club for just $24.99 during this sale

TL;DR: Through Oct. 12, you can get a One Year Sam’s Club Membership for just $24.99 instead of $45 — that's a 44% discount.October is here, and for many, that’s the start of a season with some big expenses. Whether it’s candy and decorations for Halloween, groceries for Thanksgiving, or candy,

Get an exclusive deal on these earbuds with a built-in power bank

TL;DR: As of Oct. 7, you can get the Flux 7 TWS Earbuds with Wireless Charging Case and Power Bank for just $24.99 instead of $99.99 — that's a 75% discount.A recent test found that using Bluetooth on your phone may consume more of your smartphone battery. With a pair of Flux 7 TWS Earbuds,

'Sirens' review: A touching tale of an Arab adolescence I never thought I'd see on screen

When taking on intimate topics like sexuality, trauma, or mental health, the lines between meta function and exploitation are arguably thin. So thin that it’s easy to tread into romanticized renditions of pain with one misstep. Rita Baghdadi’s new documentary, Sirens,

Grab this small utility flashlight on sale for 33% off

TL;DR: Through Oct. 12, you can get the 8-in-1 Maglight Mini Super Bright Utility Flashlight for just $19.99 instead of $29.99 — that's a 33% discount.Whether you’re camping, doing car maintenance, or stuck in a blackout, having a flashlight on hand can be pretty useful,

TikTok's infinite scroll spotlights a growing media literacy crisis

It's not an uncommon occurrence these days for a friend to tell you they read some article, about something, somewhere, only to have seen a TikTok about it the night before. TikTok insists that it’s “first and foremost an entertainment platform,” but people aren’t necessarily using it that way.

'Amersterdam' review: Christian Bale can't rescue David O. Russell from himself

Don't be fooled by the glossy promotional campaign of Amsterdam. Sure, on paper this seems a dazzling pick perfect for fall, boasting big stars like Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Rami Malek, Robert De Niro, and Taylor Swift.

'Triangle of Sadness' review: The "eat the rich" comedy goes gross-out, and it's great

There's a delicious schadenfreude baked into "eat the rich" comedies like Parasite, White Lotus, Knives Out, and Hustlers. These movies contain elements of a crime drama, but their stories are told with a snarling smile that asks sharply where your allegiances lie.

Binance's BNB cryptocurrency hit by massive $100 million hack

Another day, another crypto hack – but this is a big one. A hacker stole nearly $600 million worth of cryptocurrency BNB, which is issued and maintained by popular crypto exchange Binance.

Netflix's 'The Midnight Club' review: Deeply moving horror that isn't afraid to talk about dying

"To those before and those after. To us now and to those beyond. Seen or unseen. Here but not here."Having a frank conversation about mortality and the time we have left doesn't seem like obvious fodder for a Netflix horror series,

'Quordle' today: Here are the answers and hints for October 7

It's Friday, and today's Quordle is...fairly normal in most regards, but a bit tricky if you aren't on your guard for slight oddities. If it's a little too challenging, you've come to the right place for hints. There aren't just hints here, but the whole Quordle solution.

'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' reveals where Galadriel's husband Celeborn has been this

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power focuses on Galadriel's (Morfydd Clark) fight against evil during the Second Age of Middle-earth. However, the first six episodes of the show have been missing a key character from her backstory: her husband Celeborn.In The Silmarillion,

Pay what you want for this stacked bundle of business courses

TL;DR: Pay what you want for the Mighty 2022 MBA Hacker Bundle.If you want to advance in the business world, an MBA may help, but it’s not a prerequisite for success. In fact, many CEOs of enormous companies don’t have MBAs.

This intuitive note-taking app is on sale for 71% off

TL;DR: The Agenda Premium 14 note-taking app is on sale for £8.82, saving you 71% on list price.As your life gets busier, it’s probably hard to keep everything straight. Personal appointments and responsibilities may start to stack up, especially if you’re taking classes yourself. However,

Wordle today: Here's the answer, hints for October 7

You're here! You made it! It's Friday, and hopefully you got through with your Wordle streak intact. But if today's is proving to be more than your almost-the-weekend brain can handle, never fear — we're here to help every day.If you just want today's word,

11 best true-crime docs about scammers, con artists, and deadly deceptions

A spectacularly dazzling corner of true crime has been snatched by scammers. Con artists who have the gift of gab, terrific charisma, or a sales pitch too good to be true, can be as fascinating as they are infuriating. If you can't get enough of tales of scams, cons, and deceptions,

Google's new Pixel 7 line is here. Is it worth the upgrade?

October's Made by Google 2022 event marked the full launch of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Thanks to some credible leaks, we saw a lot of this coming, but now we know the lowdown on all of the phones' exciting new software features — like macro mode and Photo Unblur.

'The Super Mario Bros Movie' trailer: How does Chris Pratt's Mario sound?

Ever since Chris Pratt was revealed to be voicing everyone's favorite video game plumber in The Super Mario Bros Movie, we've had one question on our minds: What in the world is he going to sound like?Now, with the release of the first trailer, we have our answer. Pratt's take on Mario sounds like.

Google Pixel 7's new photo features seem like the real deal

Google is saving terrible photographers (like me) from ourselves.I got to try out the new Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel Watch devices shortly after the Made By Google 2022 event.

Angst is in the air for Luz and friends in an exclusive first look at 'The Owl House' Season 3

Disney's The Owl House returns for its highly anticipated third and final season on Oct. 15, and a new clip from New York Comic-Con reveals that aspiring witch Luz Noceda (Sarah-Nicole Robles) and her friends are still in trouble.The clip, from "Thanks to Them,

Robot companies pledge they're not going to let the robots kill you

A bunch of robotics companies, including Boston Dynamics, came together to pledge to not weaponize their products. So, that's all folks, no need to worry about killer robots. The companies wrote, in part, in an open letter:As with any new technology offering new capabilities,

TikTok adds a 2,200 character limit to video descriptions for wordy people

If you've ever wished a TikTok was accompanied by a large block of text, you're in luck! TikTok now allows you to share longer descriptions on videos. Previously, TikTok's descriptions were limited to a length akin to a tweet, or roughly 300 characters. The character limit has now been upped to 2,

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