November 26, 2020

Gadget

If you’ve got an iPhone 12, you might well find yourself looking for a charger to go along with it. Black Friday is the perfect time to pick up a charger for the iPhone 12, or indeed any other previous device for that matter. This range of Belkin charging accessories for iPhone comes with savings of up to 50%. Check it out!

Belkin iPhone Charging Dock + Apple Watch Charging Stand – $49.99 at Amazon

$49.99 at Amazon

This iPhone and Apple Watch charging dock is a whopping 50% off, available now for just $49.99. It comes in Black or White and can charge both an Apple Watch and an iPhone simultaneously.

Belkin Wireless Charger 15W – $24.99 at Amazon

$24.99 at Amazon

This 15W charger is perfect for charging any Qi-enabled device including iPhone 12 and previous models, as well as Samsung and other Android devices, AirPods, and

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  • Sony has announced the PS5 and PS4 games that will be free on PS Plus in December.
  • PlayStation Plus subscribers with active subscriptions will be able to grab Worms Rumble, Just Cause 4, and Rocket Arena for free next month.
  • Sony is also running a free online multiplayer weekend for PS4 and PS5 owners from midnight local time on December 19th until 11:59 pm local time on December 20th.

Finding a PS5 has been an even more difficult challenge than many of us had anticipated, but if you were lucky enough to secure the console, the next step is to load it up with games. Thankfully, the PS5 supports virtually every PS4 game ever released, and if you subscribe to PlayStation Plus, you can download the free PS4 and PS5 games that Sony gives away every month. As in November, Sony is giving away three games this month, … Read the rest

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Astronaut Scott Kelly famously lived and worked on the International Space Station for 340 days—the longest time an American has spent in space. His mission gave scientists some vital insight into what happens to the human body during long-duration stays in orbit. That’s because Kelly has an identical twin, Mark (also an astronaut, and now soon to be a US senator). The Kelly twins offered scientists a rare opportunity: as they studied what happened to Scott’s body during his year in space, they had the benefit of a control subject, Mark, who stayed on Earth.

The NASA Twins Study provided more evidence for what we already suspected. In a confined capsule under microgravity and prolonged exposure to radiation, the immune system takes a hit, the eye changes shape for the worse, and there’s some significant loss in muscle and bone mass.

But we also learned about some surprising effects. Kelly … Read the rest

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If you’re in the market for a new iPad, today’s your lucky day as Apple recently unveiled is new 8th-generation iPad during its September press event. It is the latest affordable model in to Apple’s tablet lineup, alongside the mid-range 2020 iPad Air that was also announced, and you can order it right now at a discount ahead of Black Friday.

Like the 7th-generation model before it, the 8th-gen iPad is the gateway product to the iPad platform with prices starting at just $329. Despite its low cost, the device is no slouch.

Apple’s 2020 iPad makes the jump to the A12 processor, up from the A10 in the last model, which will help it keep apace with other products in Apple’s lineup and add support for future iPadOS updates. The design has remained similar to the previous-gen model — no iPad Pro-style redesign here like in the new

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  • Microsoft has announced the four free Xbox games being given away in December.
  • Xbox Live Gold subscribers can grab The Raven Remastered and Bleed 2 for Xbox One, and Saints Row: Gat out of Hell and Stacking for Xbox 360.
  • You can save about $75 by picking up all four Games with Gold while they’re on sale for free.

One of the most frustrating parts of buying a console at launch is the lack of new games available for the console on day one. Thankfully, Microsoft gives away at least four games to Xbox Live Gold subscribers every month, so as long as you’re subscribed, you can pick up all four games for your new Xbox Series X or Series S.

Unfortunately, the selection isn’t especially compelling, but Saints Row is always a ridiculously good time.


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Save 15% on FDA-authorized AccuMed KN95 masks — NIOSH says they're as good as 3M N95 masks

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Lisa Long is immunosuppressed and suffers from chronic pain. That means that since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in the US in March, she and her family, which includes her two daughters, 11 and 14, have been isolating at home outside St. Louis, save for the occasional doctor’s visit. Visiting family is out of the question for Thanksgiving.

But Long will get to be with her nieces and nephews in Utah and Colorado on Thursday. She’ll sit down to dinner with them on Bloxburg, a simulation game on the popular children’s video-gaming platform Roblox. For months, Long has been working with her daughters and their cousins to build a house on Bloxburg, and those efforts will lead to a “Bloxburg Thanksgiving,” as Long puts it.

“We’re going to try to get together to make turkeys and set big tables,” she says. “We’re going to try to get as many … Read the rest

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Angela Ahrendts has found her new role.

What you need to know

  • Angela Ahrendts has been appointed as the Chair of the Board of Trustees for Save the Children International.
  • Ahrendts was the former CEO of Burberry and Senior Vice President of Retail and People for Apple.

In a press release, Save the Children International has announced that Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s former Senior Vice President of Retail and People, has been appointed as the organization’s chair of its Board of Trustees.

In a statement, Ahrendts said that she is looking to helping the organization continue its work to “champion the basic rights and needs of children worldwide.”

“I am truly honored to step in as Board Chair of Save the Children International. I’ve always been passionate about serving children and look forward to leveraging my experience with the remarkable Save the Children global partners and team to continue to

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  • Comcast is expanding its data cap in 2021 to all of the territories that it covers.
  • Starting next year, Comcast subscribers in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington D.C., and West Virginia will all be subject to a 1.2TB data cap.
  • You can pay an additional $30 per month for an unlimited plan without a data cap.

The degree to which cable and internet companies receive constant and passionate scorn from virtually everyone on the planet might seem like overkill until you read about their policies and practices. Few are more detestable than the data cap, which Comcast introduced for millions of its internet customers in 2016. As Ars Technica reports, 27 of the 39 states that Comcast services have had 1.2 terabyte data caps for the last four years, and starting next year, the remaining 12 states which … Read the rest

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Turbulent times can expose weaknesses in distribution chains, putting stress on chokepoints and reducing access to critical components, suppliers, and capital. The ability to respond to changes rapidly and effectively depends on a variety of assets and business capabilities: replacing or augmenting supply sources in response to partner inventory issues or trade war-induced tariffs or restrictions, and having agile manufacturing processes that reduce redundancies and streamline product inputs.

Download the report here.

Each thread of this complex web of factors that affects supply chain resilience must be examined and assessed separately to identify potential vulnerabilities and mitigate them. At the same time, most of this web simplifies down to two primary strands, common capabilities that run through every resilient business: increasing visibility and maintaining sufficient diversity in the supply chain.

Capability 1—Insight
Developing data capabilities and analysis tools that reach from suppliers and partners all across the value chain through … Read the rest

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Despite being Apple’s latest smartwatch, the Apple Watch Series 6 is already seeing some huge discounts ahead of Black Friday. Various styles and configurations are discounted as low as $329.98 with as much as $120 off some of the higher-end models. With so many new all-time low prices across the board, there’s lot sort through so we’ve done the hard work for you and listed all of the best discounts below. Don’t miss these deals.

Black Friday Apple Watch Series 6 Sales

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