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How-to Geek

  • If you’re looking to save some money or don’t enjoy the shows and movies offered by Netflix like you once did, canceling your subscription isn’t a bad idea. Canceling is easy enough, but it may be a bit tricky to get to the end result, so here’s how to do it.Read This Article on How-To […]
  • You will likely spend days earning Bells (in-game currency) in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and you’ve probably wondered what the easiest and quickest method is to make money. Whether this is your first time playing or you’re looking for new methods, here’s a quick list to help you along.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
  • You can create a Discord server for a business, a community, or a small group of friends. Send out invites to get friends and fans into your Discord server, or create a custom invite link that will last indefinitely.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
  • If you’re trying to fix loading or formatting issues to improve your browsing experience on Google Chrome, clearing your cache and cookies is an excellent place to start. Here’s how and what happens when you delete them.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
  • Every writer has horror stories about losing a document because of internet connectivity issues. But by choosing a writing app with offline support and automatic syncing (when online), you’ll no longer have to write in fear.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Lifehacker

  • We’re all spending a lot more time at home right now. If you’ve started to run out of things to watch, Roku is offering 30-day free trials of a number of different channels including Showtime, Epix, and Smithsonian.Read more…
  • If you’re using your time physical distancing to learn guitar, Fender is offering free guitar, bass, and ukulele lessons to the first 500,000 people to sign up for Fender Play. It’s a free trial, but you don’t have to handle over any payment details to get access, so you won’t run the risk of getting […]
  • A portable car jump starter, $20 wireless headphones, free blue light lenses, a cheap gaming headset, and more are at the top of list of Saturday’s deals.Read more…
  • Sir Elton John may have paused his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour due to COVID-19, but you can still catch him perform this weekend from your living room.Read more…
  • Jalopnik Here's Why Cruise Ship Companies Aren't Included In The $2 Trillion Stimulus Package  |Jezebel Coronavirus Is Pushing Reddit's Relationship_Advice to a Breaking Point  |The Root The Trump Administration Just Canceled an Order for 80,000 Ventilators to Haggle Over the Price  |The A.V. Club The best alien invasion movie of 1996 isn’t the one with Will Smith  |Read more…

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  • Long-time technology pundit Robert Cringely writes: IT — Information Technology — grew out of something we called MIS — Management Information Systems — but both meant a kid in a white shirt who brought you a new keyboard when yours broke. Well, the kid is now gone, sent home with everyone else, and that kid […]
  • sixoh1 shared this story from the Wall Street Journal: Home internet and wireless connectivity in the U.S. have largely withstood unprecedented demands as more Americans work and learn remotely. Broadband and wireless service providers say traffic has jumped in residential areas at times of the day when families would typically head to offices and schools. […]
  • It's the largest free web hosting provider for dark web services. But remember back in 2018 when its 6,500 sites all went down after attackers accessed its database and deleted all its accounts? It happened again — for the second time in 16 months. And this time, ZDNet reports, Daniel's Host won't be coming back […]
  • An anonymous reader writes: We keep seeing stories about how providers are slowing down their streaming speed to reduce bandwidth usage during this period when many are being asked to stay at home… But it seems that many are totally ignoring a very obvious way to reduce usage significantly, and that is by disabling autoplay […]
  • The state of New York hopes to "amplify" its response to COVID-19 by launching tech-driven products with top companies, and it's looking for professional volunteers with experience in software development, hardware deployment/end-user support, and data science (as well as areas like product management, design, operations management). Meanwhile, IBM's 2020 "Call for Code Global Challenge" is […]

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  • Facing a sudden drop in demand for rides due to the covid-19 pandemic, Lyft is encouraging its drivers to work for Amazon “to earn additional income right now.” The company is partnering with Amazon on a new recruitment program that aims to help its drivers offset some of the financial difficulties associated with the…Read more…
  • Marine biologists have found evidence of a previously unobserved deep-sea migration route more than 4,500 feet beneath the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, according to a new paper.Read more…
  • G.I Joe is both one of the cheesiest and one of the most fondly remembered of the ‘80s wave of toyetic action cartoons. Does it hold up to your nostalgia? Well, now, during this period of widespread social distancing amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic, is certainly the time to find out. Read more…
  • A network of 3D printer-users has stepped in to help hospitals grappling with critical shortages of protective gear and other vital medical supplies during the covid-19 pandemic, NPR reports. It’s the latest unorthodox emergency measure U.S. health workers, who are pleading for equipment, have been increasingly forced…Read more…
  • As Charles Montgomery Burns once explained it, the sun is the greatest enemy of the modern man. Giver of heat, but tyrant of time and, frankly, a real pain to people wanting to run power companies. All that free light! Please. But, finally, the sun is going to have its vengeance for mankind’s impetuous ire. […]