Disney is tweeting everything that’s coming to Disney+

The Disney+ launch is less than a month away, and the streaming service is busy drumming up nostalgia in an attempt to hook users. Today, it started a massive tweet thread sharing “basically everything” coming to Disney+ on November 12th. It. Is. Time.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/10/14/disney-plus-twitter-promotion/

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Chaos in northeast Syria as Turkish troops advance and U.S. troops withdraw

BEIRUT — Swift Turkish advances deep into Syrian territory on Sunday triggered a panicked exodus from a strategic Syrian town — and the unraveling of the U.S. mission in northeastern Syria.

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Sony PS5 looks absolutely incredible in new PlayStation 5 video

Less than a week after a Sony PlayStation 5 (PS5) insider confirmed that the crazy design we first caught wind of back in August is real, a short video has surfaced highlighting the device from all angles – and it looks nothing short of fantastic.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.t3.com/news/sony-ps5-playstation-5-design-video

Warnings Issued For Millions Of Microsoft Windows 10 Users

Dear Windows 10 users, please brace yourselves yet again. Microsoft’s shoddy upgrade practices may have been exposed by a whistleblower, but the tide of frustrating, limiting, chaotic and quite bizarre updates continue. And now there are new warnings every Windows 10 user needs to know about.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2019/10/12/microsoft-windows-10-warning-search-start-menu-edge-browser-problem-upgrade-windows-10/

Gay World of WarCraft guild forced to change name, creator’s account suspended

Speaking to Ars Technica, the ‘GAY BOYS’ guild reported that it had its name forcibly changed to a random string of letters.

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iTunes is dead. Here’s how to back up and sync your iPhone in MacOS Catalina

With the release of MacOS Catalina, Apple made some key changes to how you’ll use your Mac going forward. For starters, iTunes is nowhere to be found, developers can tweak iPad apps to run on the Mac and you can use your iPad as a second monitor with Sidecar. 

Continue Reading . . . https://www.cnet.com/how-to/itunes-is-dead-heres-how-to-back-up-and-sync-your-iphone-in-macos-catalina/

The 21 Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Series Ever

The sheer number of new science-fiction and fantasy books published in any given year can be overwhelming, and it doesn’t help matters that both genres are so series-heavy.

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A Month Before Stroke, Your Body Will Warn You With These 10 Signals

A stroke occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain is suddenly cut off. The brain cells get deprived of oxygen and begin to die quickly. Having a stroke is a scary thought, but you can be mindful of your health to reduce the chances of having one.

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Readers have spoken, and apparently people really like the Galaxy S10+

Samsung released its most recent flagship, the Galaxy S10+, after a decade of refining and perfecting the Galaxy lineup. With improvements to the screen, battery life and software, the $1,000 S10+ once again showed the company knows how to build a hit Android smartphone.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/10/12/readers-have-spoken-and-apparently-people-really-like-the-galax/

PS5 pre-orders are now live through this official PlayStation 5 retailer

Set to launch towards the end of 2020, 76 Game Mania is now taking reservations for the forthcoming PlayStation 5 for the small fee of €50 (£45). This will be deducted from the price of the console when it’s launched.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.t3.com/news/sony-ps5-playstation-5-pre-order

The iPhone 11 series already looks like a massive hit

A leading analyst has claimed that Apple is set for strong sales and growth in the first quarter of 2020, thanks largely to its newest iPhones.  Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, of TFI Securities, claims that Apple will sell around 10% more iPhones in the first three months of 2020.

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The Uncanny Resurrection of Dungeons & Dragons

The clinical psychologist Jon Freeman was feeling burnt out. He spent his days at a corporate office in Manhattan, managing dozens of research assistants as they tested pharmaceuticals on people with anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

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Use these iPhone 11 camera features to take better photos

All three models gained an extra camera sensor on the back, bringing the iPhone 11’s total camera count to two, and the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max’s collection to three. But the improvements don’t stop at hardware alone.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.cnet.com/how-to/use-these-iphone-11-camera-features-to-take-better-photos/

Cocaine is driving deforestation, climate change, and migration

The cocaine trade, and efforts to stop it, are causing $214.6 million in damage every year, new research released today shows. Drug-related deforestation is also driving people out of the region, and making climate change worse.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/8/20905186/cocaine-drug-trafficking-deforestation-climate-change-migration-central-america

Photoshop and Lightroom users should wait before updating to macOS Catalina

Adobe is recommending that Photoshop and Lightroom Classic users hold off on updating their computers to macOS Catalina, Apple’s latest desktop operating system software, until all the “known compatibility issues” have been resolved.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/8/20905391/apple-macos-catalina-adobe-photoshop-lightroom

Windows 10 preview brings Android phone calls to your PC

Windows 10’s Your Phone calling support is finally here, provided you’re willing to live life on the edge. Microsoft has released a Windows 10 Insider Preview for Fast ring testers that adds the ability to take and start calls from your PC. You’ll need a handset running at least Android 7.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/10/08/windows-10-preview-your-phone-calls/

Duolingo’s ABC app will teach kids how to read and write

Duolingo will release a new app in the coming months with a new audience in mind: children as young as four. It will be called Duolingo ABC, and the company told Wired UK that it will initially focus on teaching kids to read and write in their native tongue.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/10/08/duolingo-abc-kids-read-and-write/

Fat Bear Week’s bears survived a historically hot summer

Despite the online excitement about Katmai National Park’s fat bears this year, the critters struggled harder than usual to plump up. The heat hit an important bear food source — salmon — hard, and that makes the bears’ future uncertain.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/8/20903654/fat-bear-week-alaska-heat-salmon