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What's Coming to Hulu in February 2020 January 26, 2020

{$inline_image} February brings with the season premiers of fan favorites like Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Good Girls, which means those shows will also be making an appearance on Hulu in February as well. On February 14th the streaming service is also premiering Season 1 of its original show, High Fidelity. As a fan of the book […]

What's Coming to Hulu in February 2020

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February brings with the season premiers of fan favorites like Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Good Girls, which means those shows will also be making an appearance on Hulu in February as well. On February 14th the streaming service is also premiering Season 1 of its original show, High Fidelity. As a fan of the book and the…

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What's Coming to Hulu in February 2020
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Exercise at your standing desk with 30% off this under-desk treadmill – CNET

The LifeSpan TR1200-DT3 fits under most any desk and is now priced at $706, down from $1,000. Exercise at your standing desk with 30% off this under-desk treadmill – CNET
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NBA great Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash – CNET

Former Lakers star among passengers killed when helicopter crashes in Southern California, TMZ reports NBA great Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash – CNET
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Rock your next party with a JBL PartyBox 1000 for $900 – CNET

This monster speaker is almost four feet high and does karaoke, Bluetooth audio, connects to musical instruments and has a built-in DJ pad. Rock your next party with a JBL PartyBox 1000 for 0 – CNET
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Step into mirrorless photography with a Canon EOS M5 and 15-45mm lens for just $449 – CNET

Canon’s well-respected M5 borrows the best bits of DSLRs and includes a sharp, bright electronic viewfinder. Step into mirrorless photography with a Canon EOS M5 and 15-45mm lens for just 9 – CNET
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Motorola on the Razr’s folding screen: ‘bumps and lumps are normal’

Today’s the day that the Motorola Razr is available for pre-sale for $1499, exclusively on Verizon. Motorola originally said that it should begin shipping on February 6th, but it looks like it’s already backed up to the 14th on Verizon. Alongside the pre-order launch, Motorola has posted a series of videos on its YouTube channel that are somewhere between brief ads and how-tos for the folding phone. And as you might have guessed from the headline, “Caring for razr” caught our eye.

In it, Motorola runs through the basics of what you need to know if you have a phone with a plastic folding screen. We thought we knew most of them already based on our experience with the Galaxy Fold, but Motorola’s video has one more thing to think about:…

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Motorola on the Razr’s folding screen: ‘bumps and lumps are normal’
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Appeals court reverses a lower court and reinstates a suit challenging constitutionality of sex-trafficking law FOSTA, finding plaintiffs have standing to sue (Electronic Frontier Foundation)


Electronic Frontier Foundation:

Appeals court reverses a lower court and reinstates a suit challenging constitutionality of sex-trafficking law FOSTA, finding plaintiffs have standing to sue  —  Judges Found Plaintiffs Have Standing to Sue  —  SAN FRANCISCO-A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of FOSTA …

Appeals court reverses a lower court and reinstates a suit challenging constitutionality of sex-trafficking law FOSTA, finding plaintiffs have standing to sue (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
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Study: 98% of kids in the UK can’t tell fake news from the truth

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The 2019 general election is already being remembered as the one where misinformation went mainstream. It was, of course, already on the political agenda after the 2016 referendum and US election, with growing numbers of academics and parliament sounding the alarm over foreign actors using so-called “fake news” to disrupt the democratic processes. But what was seen over the election period was not the work of fringe actors. Instead, major political parties appeared to adopt tactics previously associated with shady players operating at the edges of the information ecosystem. No major party was entirely innocent, as evidenced by First Draft’s…

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Study: 98% of kids in the UK can’t tell fake news from the truth
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Motorola Razr, Galaxy Z Flip, Fold 2: Foldable phones need strong screens and killer apps to succeed in 2020 – CNET

Commentary: A brand-new design, foldable phones might not make it to the next generation unless they can continue to evolve. Motorola Razr, Galaxy Z Flip, Fold 2: Foldable phones need strong screens and killer apps to succeed in 2020 – CNET
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Sunday's Best Deals: Flint & Tinder Jackets, House Plants, Greenworks Snow Throwers, and More

A Costa Farms House Plants Gold Box, Flint and Tinder jackets, and a Greenworks Snow Thrower Gold Box lead off Sunday’s best deals from around the web.

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Sunday's Best Deals: Flint & Tinder Jackets, House Plants, Greenworks Snow Throwers, and More
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Spree review: in search of an audience

Joe Keery in Spree

Sundance Film Festival

Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

When a real-life killer finds fame on a forum or a social network — a trend that’s become depressingly frequent in recent years — there are two common conclusions. The first is that social media is some kind of new, unprecedented evil, as if the Zodiac killer never crafted an elaborate brand strategy through local newspapers, or TV news never helped turn mass shooters into celebrities. The second is that modern web platforms simply produce their own distinct kinds of nightmares, ones that twist their wholesome promises of openness and trust.

Spree, a horror-comedy…

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Spree review: in search of an audience
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Unito, whose tool helps teams communicate between different workplace productivity software suites, raises $10.5M Series A led by Bessemer Venture Partners (Lucas Matney/TechCrunch)


Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:

Unito, whose tool helps teams communicate between different workplace productivity software suites, raises $10.5M Series A led by Bessemer Venture Partners  —  Startup productivity tools have never been better, but that’s led to employees being more passionate than ever about the tools that they want to use themselves.

Unito, whose tool helps teams communicate between different workplace productivity software suites, raises .5M Series A led by Bessemer Venture Partners (Lucas Matney/TechCrunch)
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Get the Magic of Vine's 6-Second Looping Videos Back Again With Byte

Back in 2016, Twitter made the call to shut down Vine, a video service that it purchased that specialized in the creation of 6-second looping videos. Now, almost four years later, one of the co-creators of Vine has released an app that brings those videos back: Byte.

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Get the Magic of Vine's 6-Second Looping Videos Back Again With Byte
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Hubble Telescope Power Supply Tester on eBay

Got $75K spare? Then this is the eBay deal for you! [jvanorsdal] pointed us to this eBay bargain: the VPI Vehicle Power Interface Rack & Console Hubble Space Telescope. This was the actual system used to test the power systems of the Hubble Space Telescope before it was launched, so it’s a genuine piece of space history.

For the price you get two, yes two CRT displays, six HP power supplies and a huge amount of hand-wired history. Even if you aren’t going to bid, it is worth taking a look at the insides of this thing, as it is all hand-soldered and the cable routing is a thing of beauty. I have absolutely no use for this, but I totally want it for my living room.

There are a few gotchas, though. Because it is NASA space hardware, you can’t export it to places like Iran, and the shopping cost for the US is a cool $1.5K. Considering the size of the thing, that is not so bad, perhaps: it is built into a three rack metal cabinet with built-in wheels that measures over 7 feet long and weighs over 800 lbs.

Interested? It is on sale for $75k, and there is a handy buy it now button on the site.

We all love space history here at Hackaday. Back in 2019, our own [Tom Nardi] got to spend an evening with the Space Shuttle Atlantis.

Hubble Telescope Power Supply Tester on eBay
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Netflix's The Goop Lab wants to give you an orgasm – CNET

Gwyneth Paltrow and her Goop team sit down with a sexual education expert to talk about vulvas, taboos and female pleasure. Netflix's The Goop Lab wants to give you an orgasm – CNET
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How to Watch the 2020 Grammy Awards Without Cable

The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards air tonight at 8pm ET/5pm PT. This year’s award’s show is going to be hosted by Alicia Keys, and is expected to include performances by the Joan Brothers, Demi Volvato, Aerosmith, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, and Lizzo, amongst others.

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How to Watch the 2020 Grammy Awards Without Cable
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Mark Hamill amusingly shares why he got kicked out of US Space Force – CNET

He joins sci-fan fans making fun of President Trump’s US Space Force with the new Twitter meme #IGotKickedOutOfSpaceForce. Mark Hamill amusingly shares why he got kicked out of US Space Force – CNET
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SNL brings back Adam Driver as Kylo Ren on Undercover Boss – CNET

Just like last time, the Star Wars baddie can’t control his temper. SNL brings back Adam Driver as Kylo Ren on Undercover Boss – CNET
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Fintech company Wex to acquire B2B payments services providers eNett and Optal for $1.7B; both eNett and Optal work with major online travel agencies (Sean O'Neill/Skift)


Sean O’Neill / Skift:

Fintech company Wex to acquire B2B payments services providers eNett and Optal for $1.7B; both eNett and Optal work with major online travel agencies  —  With this deal, Wex now becomes a powerhouse in assisting business-to-business travel payments worldwide.

Fintech company Wex to acquire B2B payments services providers eNett and Optal for .7B; both eNett and Optal work with major online travel agencies (Sean O'Neill/Skift)
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Is Google better than Bing? I asked Google and Bing (and got surprising results)

Microsoft is about to force Bing onto Office 365 Plus users. But does even Bing think it’s better than Google? I asked each search engine five relevant questions to find out which is better. The results were fascinating. Is Google better than Bing? I asked Google and Bing (and got surprising results)
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Grab this $200+ Adobe InDesign master class for under $40 today


In fact, anyone who dabbles in page layout, from book and magazine publishing to creators of virtually any multi-page digital documents, should know about the productivity and workflow hacks in InDesign. You can get the full run-through on all those advantages with The 2020 Adobe InDesign CC Master Class Bundle, only $39.99, over 80 percent off, from TNW Deals.

Grab this 0+ Adobe InDesign master class for under today
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Keeping a 3D Printed NAS Updated with the Times

Back in 2018, [Paul-Louis Ageneau] created a 3D printed network-attached storage (NAS) enclosure for his Raspberry Pi. The design worked well, the Internet liked it when he posted the details on his blog, and all was right with the world. But of course, such glories are fleeting. Two years later that design needs updating, and thanks to the parametric nature of OpenSCAD, he’s been able to refresh his design for another tour of duty.

In our book, this is as much a cautionary tale as it is a success story. On one hand, it’s a testament to the power of CAD and desktop 3D printing. That a design can be tweaked and reproduced down the line with only minimal hassle is great for folks like us. But it’s also a shame that he didn’t get more than two years before some of the parts he used in the original NAS became unobtainium.

The main issue was that the integrated USB hub he used for the first version is no longer available, so the design had to be modified to accept a similar board. Unfortunately, the new hub is quite a bit wider than the old one. Resizing the entire case isn’t really an option since the Pi has to slide into it, so the hub now bumps out a bit on one side. He’s added a printable cover that cleans it up a bit, but the asymmetrical look might be a problem for some. While fiddling with the design, he also changed around the cooling setup so a larger fan could be mounted; now that the Raspberry Pi 4 is out, it can use all the cooling help it can get.

We covered the original version of the printed NAS back when it was first released, and it’s always good to see a creator coming back and keeping a project updated; even if it’s because hardware availability forced their hand.

Keeping a 3D Printed NAS Updated with the Times
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Foldable phones need strong screens and killer apps to succeed in 2020 – CNET

Commentary: A brand-new design, foldable phones might not make it to the next generation unless they can continue to evolve. Foldable phones need strong screens and killer apps to succeed in 2020 – CNET
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Galaxy S20 vs Galaxy S11: Samsung's rumored name change makes my head spin – CNET

Commentary: New phone, new name, new chance to reinvent Samsung’s flagship phone brand. Galaxy S20 vs Galaxy S11: Samsung's rumored name change makes my head spin – CNET
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India-based Pine Labs, which offers POS services, raises an undisclosed round from Mastercard; source: the $100M-$150M round values the company at $1.5B-$1.6B (Times of India)


Times of India:

India-based Pine Labs, which offers POS services, raises an undisclosed round from Mastercard; source: the $100M-$150M round values the company at $1.5B-$1.6B  —  BENGALURU: Point-of-sales (PoS) services provider Pine Labs has raised a new round of funding from the global card network major Mastercard.

India-based Pine Labs, which offers POS services, raises an undisclosed round from Mastercard; source: the 0M-0M round values the company at .5B-.6B (Times of India)
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