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It‘s been 10 years since ‘Deathly Hallows - Part 1,‘ the best Harry Potter movie ever

When the Harry Potter books were adapted for film, we had no idea what to expect. Books had been made into movies before, but never a series on this scale. A series unfinished, so dependent on technical wizardry, and with a cast that would implicitly go from children to adults before our very eyes. We did not know how the films would transition from one director to another, or if they even would. We didn‘t know how the tone would shift from

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GoDaddy employees accidentally helped hackers mess with cryptocurrency sites

GoDaddy‘s security issues have reared up once again. The cybersecurity blog Krebs on Security reported Saturday that hackers managed to fool employees at the well-known web hosting company into briefly kneecapping a couple of cryptocurrency trading websites. These included Liquid and NiceHash, which confirmed separate attacks over the span of just a few days earlier in November. The Krebs on Security post gets into all the nitty-gritty tech

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Thanks to a bug, Twitter Fleets didn‘t actually expire after 24 hours

On Nov. 17, Twitter ripped off the Stories feature that Snapchat popularized and Instagram popularized even further. Twitter‘s version is called Fleets and unfortunately, it didn‘t take long for people to find a way to subvert the 24-hour expiration timer. Twitter user donk_enby posted a thread that went viral over the weekend highlighting a bug in Twitter‘s back-end that would allow users to view a Fleet well after it should ha

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15 years ago, the Xbox 360 launched in the desert. It was a wild event.

"Everyone here who wants a 360 will be able to leave with a 360." In these new console-starved times, when pre-orders are hard to come by, it‘s hard to imagine anyone uttering such an outlandish statement. But that‘s exactly what a Best Buy rep said 15 years ago, on Nov. 22, 2005, as Microsoft launched the Xbox 360 at a blockbuster "Zero Hour" event in the Mojave Desert. "Our goal with the launch event is to reward the gamer by creati

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Apple promises Xbox Series X controller support on iPhone in a future update

Microsoft‘s Xbox controllers have generally been easy to use on non-Xbox devices over the years, and Apple confirmed the same will be true with the new Xbox Series X gamepad in the future. The folks over at 9to5Mac spotted a small text blurb on Apple‘s support website with good news for iOS gamers: The controller included with the Xbox Series X will work with iPhones and iPads after an upcoming software update. Unfortunately, there&ls

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TikTok‘s first user to hit 100 million followers is Charli D‘Amelio

Charli D‘Amelio‘s meteoric rise on TikTok just hit a milestone that no one else has so far: 100 million followers. It‘s a huge number for the platform, where no other user even comes close to D‘Amelio‘s follow count. The second most followed account on TikTok as of Nov. 22, 2020 is Addison Rae, who currently stands at 69.6 millionZach King is at #3 with 52.8 million, and everyone after that clocks in below the 50 mil

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There‘s racism in our food system, too. Here‘s how to combat it.

If you care deeply about both environmental and racial justice, the way food is produced in the U.S. is far, far from ideal. To begin with, industrial farming has negative environmental repercussions of various kinds. (The U.Sranks second in the world for greenhouse gas emissions. Agriculture was responsible for 10.5% of U.S. emissions in 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.) Complicating matters is the well established fact tha

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‘Toy Story‘ is 25. Will the pet toy massacres never end?

On Nov. 22, 2020, Pixar‘s Toy Story turns 25. It should be an anniversary of joy and pride, an opportunity for the world to look back on a quarter of a century with one of the most influential animation studios in cinematic history. But for too many toys and the humans who love them, the pop culture milestone is a painful reminder of the brutal suffering endured under Sheriff Woody and Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear. Yes, we are reporting on t

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Save over 30% on an LED ring light that also holds your phone

TL;DR: Finally start that YouTube channel with this Selfie Studio LED ring light and phone holder, on sale for 39.99 as of Nov. 22. Whether you‘re launching that YouTube channel you always wanted to start, self-taping auditions from home, or just FaceTiming your friends hands-free, it‘s time to invest in proper lighting. Consider the Selfie Studio LED ring light and phone holder, which clips onto your desk or table, so you won&lsquo

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Snag a refurbished iPad for 120 with this early Black Friday deal

TL;DR: Save money on a refurbished iPad 4, on sale for only 119.97 as of Nov. 22. If you‘re looking for an iPad but working with a budget, look no further. Whether you want to surprise your kiddo with the somehow still futuristic Apple tablet for Christmas or would rather snag one for yourself, this Black Friday deal dropped early and you definitely don‘t want to miss it. While it hails from 2012, this refurbished iPad 4 still works

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Amazon‘s official Black Friday sale is now live here‘s a monster list of the top deals

Here are the best Black Friday deals on Amazon as of Nov. 22: BEST TV DEAL: LG 65-inch NanoCell 90 Series 4K Smart UHD TV save 549.01 BEST GAMING DEAL: Nintendo Switch save 16% when you bundle the system with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe BEST LAPTOP DEAL: Apple MacBook Air (256GB) save 149.01 BEST HEADPHONE DEAL: AirPods Pro save 49.01 BEST SMART HOME DEAL: Echo Dot (4th gen) save 21 and get six months of Amazon Music Unlimited for free After a weir

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Become a Sam‘s Club member for half price and get free chicken and cupcakes

TL;DR: As of Nov. 22, you can take half off of a Sam‘s Club membership and receive a free rotisserie chicken and cupcakes, all for just 28.88. Being a Sam‘s Club member already has its perks like lower prices, buying in bulk, and in-store pickup. But for a limited time, the perks are even perkier. Sam‘s Club is basically a one-stop-shop for everything you need as a functioning adult human. Seriously. If you haven‘t been

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29 weekend deals: Massage guns, humidifiers, headphones, and more

November has been full of opportunities to get your Black Friday shopping started early. Here‘s another one. We‘ve compiled 29 great deals from home goods to gadgets, and they‘re 75% off their original prices. Snag some holiday gifts early or treat yourself nothing on this list even requires a coupon code. Prices are current as of Nov. 22. Under 50 Adagio Accelerator 2000 Blow Dryer Protect your hair from damage with this salon

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Get early Black Friday savings with over 80% off a 2-year subscription to NordVPN

TL;DR: Keep your internet history and connections private with a NordVPN two-year subscription on sale for 53.40 as of Nov. 22 with the code BFSAVE40. Still existing online without a VPN? Now‘s your chance to secure a top-rated one at a massive discount. Fortunately, you don‘t have to wait until Black Friday either. This deal so happens to be on NordVPN, which we‘ve done a complete review of and featured many times before. It h

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Unlock American Netflix from anywhere in the world with PureVPN

SAVE 86%: A five-year subscription to PureVPN is on sale for 1.12 per month as of Nov. 18, saving you 86% on list price. We‘re all looking for new and exciting ways to pass the time at the moment, but all this bread baking and online learning takes a lot of effort. For a more relaxing escape, we recommend investing in streaming services. The likes of Netflix and Prime Video offer absolutely loads of content that can keep you occupied all w

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Save 46% on a stacked streaming service for sports fans

TL;DR: A one-month subscription to fuboTV is on sale for 26.36 as of Nov. 22, saving you 46% on list price. If you don‘t have Sky but miss watching live sports, TV, or breaking news coverage, consider subscribing to fuboTV. Never heard of it? Well, we bet you‘ve heard of CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, AMC, NFL Network, MSNBC, MTV, Nickelodeon, TLC, and Discovery, all of which you can stream with this service. In fact, you‘ll get over 100

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Unlock the web with CyberGhost VPN‘s shocking Black Friday deal

SAVE 82%: A three-year subscription to CyberGhost VPN is on sale for 1.99 per month as of Nov. 22, and includes an extra three months for free. This is always the best time of the year to invest in a VPN, because all the leading providers offer their best rates over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping season. We‘ve already seen plenty of strong deals, but CyberGhost VPN‘s Black Friday deal is going to be tough to beat. A three

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The Amazon Warehouse might be the best spot to find deals this Black Friday

SAVE 30%: Until midnight on Nov. 30, you can save 30% on open-box and used products in the Amazon Warehouse. Black Friday is just around the corner, and everyone is going to be hunting down the best deals from all the leading retailers. Not everyone can spend hours trawling through page after page of deals though, so it‘s great when you come across a site that makes your life easier. The Amazon Warehouse specialises in offering great deals

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SpaceX‘s Saturday launch of Sentinel-6 is a first step toward leveling up climate studies

Saturday‘s SpaceX launch may be a small step for a company that is making increasingly regular trips into orbit, but the latest mission‘s payload represents a giant step for climate studies here on Earth. The launch itself was a success by all measures. SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from a launchpad at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Saturday morning, shortly after 9:00 a.m. PT. The weather was beautiful and

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What happens to Trump‘s official Twitter account after Biden becomes POTUS?

It‘s almost been four years since since our first "digital" president handed over the presidential Twitter keys to Donald Trump. Barack Obama‘s transition from the Oval Office in 2017 was the first time many official Twitter accounts (and other social media pages on Instagram, Facebook, Medium, and beyond) were archived. On Twitter, other more generic accounts like "@POTUS" were passed onto Trump. Of course, Trump has continued to use

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Impressive ‘dueling‘ T. rex and triceratops fossils going on public display

A fossilized pair of Cretaceous dinos known as the "dueling dinosaurs" were preserved in incredible condition with evidence suggesting that the two may have been locked in a mortal struggle before their demise. The impressive and dramatic fossil specimen still only partially uncovered from its surrounding sandstone includes a tyrannosaurus rex and a triceratops, and it will be going on display at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, The

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HBO reportedly leaving Amazon Prime in 2021 to make way for HBO Max

The streaming wars are about to get messier for HBO subscribers. WarnerMedia‘s newest streaming app, HBO Max, finally made it onto Amazon‘s Fire TV platforms, like its tablet, Stick, and Cube. That‘s not to be confused with HBO, the channel, subscriptions for which are available through Amazon Prime Video Channels (and which let you use HBO Max separately as well). Though apparently not for much longer. The new HBO Max streaming

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You need to watch this dog stampede, because 2020 has been hard enough

I‘m tired. You‘re tired. We‘re all tired. Except for these dogs. Every single one of these dogs is the opposite of tired. They‘re happy, bouncy floofs who are ready to party. It‘s not clear where this is or why these dogs are all stacked up behind a gate. The YouTube video description simply says: "These happy dogs are all running together!" Which, accurate! But not informative. It doesn‘t matter. This is s

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Sega‘s canceled VR project from the ‘90s gets revived by historians

In the early ‘90s, Sega had bold plans for a virtual reality headset peripheral for its Genesis console. Those plans never came to fruition, and Sega‘s foray into VR and the games that were developed for it never saw the light of day. Until now. Nuclear Rush, a game developed for Sega VR, has been reborn thanks to a joint effort between the Video Game History Foundation‘s Rich Whitehouse and Gaming Alexandria‘s Dylan Mansf

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