Technology

  • by Andy Meek
    Topping the list this week of the most-watched TV shows across the major streaming platforms is Netflix's The Queen's Gambit. Netflix has said the series has been viewed so many times that it's now the streamer's biggest original scripted limited series to-date. The Queen's Gambit is also spurring a big increase in sales of chess […]
  • by Yoni Heisler
    The Thanksgiving holiday will likely lead to a huge increase in coronavirus infections, according to Dr. Fauci. Per the CDC, there are 11 common symptoms associated with the coronavirus. While many symptoms — such as fever and fatigue — are also associated with the flu, some unique coronavirus symptoms include the sudden loss of taste […]
  • by Jacob Siegal
    Dish Network and Nexstar Media Group are currently struggling to sign a new contract, which could result in more than 160 local channels being removed from the service. The two parties are blaming each other, with Dish saying Nexstar is "using millions of Americans as pawns" and Nexstar saying Dish "has a history of repeatedly […]
  • by Chris Smith
    The novel coronavirus has been spreading at a mink farm in Oregon. The farm was quarantined soon after the onset of symptoms, and workers were told to self-isolate. The mink is currently the only animal known to pass the coronavirus back to humans. There’s also concern that the virus can mutate inside mink populations and […]
  • by Mike Wehner
    A second metal monolith made an appearance, popping up in Romania shortly after the original Utah monolith disappeared. Nobody has taken responsibility for the second monolith, but it appears to be a bad copycat of the original. Welding marks and grinding scars appear all over the Romanian monolith, suggesting it was a hurried job. Have […]
  • by Yoni Heisler
    Researchers from MIT put together a website that reveals how long it takes to catch the coronavirus when in a room with someone who has it. The risk of transmission is dependant on a few variables (room size, mask-wearing) that users on the website can tweak to fit their environment. Indoor gatherings are disproportionately responsible […]
  • by Maren Estrada
    Amazon's big Cyber Week 2020 sale is underway, and it goes without saying that Amazon devices got the deepest discounts. The sale still includes a whopping more than 50 different deals on Amazon devices and bundles. See all the hottest deals in Amazon's Cyber Week 2020 deals hub! Black Friday might be behind us, but […]
  • by Jacob Siegal
    Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S just received their first major update since launch. The November 2020 Xbox Console Update adds new dynamic backgrounds, an Auto HDR tag, an X|S badge, and the ability to pre-install upcoming Xbox Game Pass games. You can download the November update now on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series […]