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Tim McKeough

For Two Designers, a Onetime Collaboration Wasn’t Enough

When they first worked together, renovating a home that had once been a church, they never imagined they’d eventually get married there.

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Roni Caryn Rabin

As Virus Cases Rise, Another Contagion Spreads Among the Vaccinated: Anger

Frustrated by the prospect of a new surge, many Americans are blaming the unvaccinated. A tougher stance may backfire, some experts warn.

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Julia Jacobs

What We Learned From Mena Suvari’s Book on the ‘Dark Part’ of Her Life

In her new memoir, the “American Beauty” and “American Pie” actor opens up about years of sexual abuse and drug addiction, as well as an “eerie” moment with Kevin Spacey.

Fast Company

Adele Peters

This sleek, climate-friendly cooling unit reduces the footprint of HVAC by 75%

Heat pump technology is the future of cooling and heating, but it’s been expensive to install. Now you get a small heat pump for your window.

No one really likes window air conditioners: Yes, they can make a hot day more bearable, but they’re also ugly, noisy, block the view, and contribute to climate change. But the number of air conditioners is poised to surge, both because the planet is getting hotter and a growing number of people in developing countries can finally afford the...

Fast Company

Nate Berg

Fans are complaining about the new name of Cleveland’s baseball team. Here’s why it’s actually brilliant

The Guardians, the new name for Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team, is a win for architecture nerds and preservationists everywhere.

After years of complaints and controversy over its racist caricature mascot, Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team on Friday announced that its new name next season will be the Guardians.

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USWNT through after goalless draw

The USWNT claimed second place in Group G to seal progress to the knockout stages of the Olympics, while Australia could also go through as a top third-ranked side.

Mashable

All the horror movie references in Netflix's 'Fear Street' trilogy

Leigh Janiak's Fear Street trilogy may be based on R.L. Stine's beloved teen horror books, but it makes more than a few references to classic horror films — Netflix even opened its own totally '90s pop-up video stores to promote the series.

The three-part Netflix film series, Part 1: 1994, Part 2: 1978, and Part 3: 1666, makes both overt and subtle nods to iconic horror films like Scream, Friday the 13th, The Shining, The Exorcist, Poltergeist, The Evil Dead, Night of the Living Dead, and...

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37 Products That Will Clean Up Anything You've Been Neglecting Lately

Time to finally tackle those set-in stains, caked-on layers of grease, and hidden dustbunnies.

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Clive Thompson

Hundreds of Ways to Get S#!+ Done—and We Still Don’t

You want to be productive. Software wants to help. But even with a glut of tools claiming to make us all into taskmasters, we almost never master our tasks.

The Verge

Jon Porter

Android 13’s dessert codename might be Tiramisu

Laura Chase de Formigny for The Washington Post via Getty Images; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post via Getty Images

Tiramisu is a deliciously simple Italian dessert made from coffee-infused ladyfingers and whipped mascarpone and/or cream, but it could also be the internal codename for the next version of Android. That’s if a new commit reported by XDA Developers is to be believed. “Rename T to Tiramisu,” the note reads, in what XDA notes is the first public...

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Manish Singh

Tencent’s WeChat suspends new user registration in China to comply with ‘relevant laws and regulations’

Tencent’s WeChat said on Tuesday it is temporarily suspending registration of new users in China as it works to comply with “relevant laws and regulations,” the latest Chinese firm to face regulatory scrutiny in the world’s largest internet market.

In a social media post, Tencent said it is “upgrading” its security technology to align with all relevant laws and regulations and while this process in underway “registration of new Weixin personal and official accounts has been...

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Carson Tate

Discover your personal productivity style, so you can reimagine time management for hybrid work

The founder of Working Simply says everyone has a distinctive cognitive style, so you need a unique set of work strategies personalized to suit your individual strengths, preferences, needs, and talents to enhance your performance in a hybrid workplace.

Will you be working from home on Thursday? Can you switch your office day next week from Tuesday to Wednesday so the entire team can brainstorm how to solve our current customer service wait times?

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Samsung's upcoming foldable phones revealed in new image and specs leak

Samsung's next event, where the company is slated to reveal its new foldable phones, the Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3, is still weeks away. However, thanks to leaker Evan Blass, we've just gotten the first official (well, official-looking) image of the new devices, along with some key specs.

In a tweet Monday, Blass revealed that the Samsung Z Flip 3 will have a 6.7-inch internal, and a 1.9-inch external display, as well as a dual 12-megapixel camera on the back, and a 10-megapixel selfie camera on...

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Save on an ergonomic controller that attaches right to your phone

TL;DR: Make the mobile gaming experience more enjoyable with the Page Gamepad Controller, which is on sale for 18% off. As of July 27, grab one for only $49.99.

The Page Gamepad Controller lets mobile gamers clamp a customizable controller with ergonomic grips to the sides of their phones to enjoy more immersive gameplay.

Specifically designed for first-person shooter games, the Page Gamepad can be customized to suit your gameplay. Choose which buttons you want to use to shoot, probe, lie...

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Help boost your career prospects with exam prep courses for IT certifications

TL;DR: Study for a career in the IT field with the 2021 CompTIA, AWS, Cisco, Microsoft and Google Certification Exam Bundle. As of July 27, get it on sale for $29.99.

If you’ve ever wanted to jump into a tech career, start now. With this IT Exam Test Prep Bundle, you can begin your journey toward becoming an in-demand tech guru one certification at a time. It’s filled with more than 8,000 questions and answers for CompTIA, Cisco, AWS, Google, and Microsoft certification exams, so you can...

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Get a crash course in all things Adobe with this bundle on sale

TL;DR: Learn how to use Adobe's entire creative suite with the 2021 Complete Learn Adobe Training Bundle, on sale for 97% off. As of July 27, get the 11-course bundle for only $59.95.

With the 2021 Complete Learn Adobe Training Bundle, you can master Adobe programs in just 11 courses.

You'll start with a course on After Effects, where you'll learn how to improve videos with professional motion graphics and stunning video effects. Then, you'll move on to using Adobe Premiere Pro to edit videos...

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Enjoy a personalized light show with this smart lamp on sale

TL;DR: Give your room a colorful makeover with the Govee Lyra smart floor lamp, which is available for $149.99 as of July 27.

Imagine a floor lamp with a profile so low, it's barely even noticeable in a room. Now imagine that same lamp displaying a fun, rainbow-colored light show.

In a nutshell, that’s the Govee Lyra: a smart lamp that can give your home a completely different vibe.

The Lyra stands slightly under five feet tall, has a small base, and can showcase multi-color customizable...

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Netflix's 'Masters of the Universe: Revelation' ending gets explained by Kevin Smith

So, you've smashed all five episodes of Netflix's excellent reboot of Masters of the Universe: Revelation. How about that ending?

If you've got a powerful amount of questions about what just happened in Eternia, showrunner Kevin Smith teamed up with Netflix to answer a few in this "Ending Explained" video above.

Where will Part 2 begin? What exactly happened in the final battle? What's up with Evil-Lyn's staff?

It goes without saying that this has some major spoilers in it — it's a chat...

The Verge

Jon Porter

Spotify adds What’s New feed for all the music and podcasts you follow

A blue icon will indicate when new content has released. | Image: Spotify

What’s New is a new section in the Spotify app that collects together new music and content from musicians and podcasts you follow on the platform. The feed, which is rolling out globally over the coming weeks on iOS and Android, will be accessible via a new bell icon on the top right of the app’s home screen. A blue dot will show when there’s new content in the feed, and artists and podcasts can be added...

The Verge

Sam Byford

Realme is the first to bring magnetic wireless charging to Android

A leaked image of the upcoming Realme Flash and its MagDart magnetic charger | GSMArena

Realme has teased a new device called the Realme Flash, which it claims will be the first Android phone to use magnetic wireless charging. While it looks to be the company’s take on Apple’s MagSafe system for the iPhone 12 range, Realme is taking a somewhat different approach with the initial hardware.

As reported by GSMArena and confirmed by The Verge, Realme will release a magnetic wireless...

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