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Geek's Guide to the Galaxy

With Discovery, Star Trek Is Finally Moving Forward

The show's third season jumps forward 1,000 years into the future. It helped the show not stay mired in old ideas.

Fast Company

Jared Newman

Samsung’s new earbuds have one feature that everyone should steal

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro can automatically let in outside sound when you start talking. Apple, are you paying attention?

Samsung just announced the Galaxy Buds Pro, its fanciest earbuds yet. The $200 wireless buds have automatic noise cancellation, IPX7 water resistance, and a gaming mode for low latency audio. They also sound great.

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Fast Company

Arianne Cohen

Smart talking points: What happens next with President Trump’s impeachment?

A lot happened this week. We’ll catch you up on Trump’s historic second impeachment and where things go from here.

So President Trump was impeached again this week—and his presidential term closes in mere days. Understanding what comes next requires a bit of sleuthing through procedural documents. We’ve got ya’ covered, read on.

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Danny Crichton

As home sales skyrocket and IPO looms, Diane Yu joins fintech Better.com as CTO

The pandemic might have wiped out whole swaths of the economy, but one area that is pulsating with activity is home sales. Driven by remote work and changing commute patterns, home sales skyrocketed last year, with the National Association of Realtors predicting that the total volume when fully calculated will be the highest in 14 years.

That’s been great news for Better Mortgage (which generally brands itself as Better.com for presumably that SEO love). According to the company, it is now...


Brian Heater

Video game spending increased 27% in 2020

If you’ve been following the gaming space – or just the state of the world, generally – over the past 12 months, this shouldn’t come as a major surprise. Spending saw big increases pretty much across the board in 2020, as a homebound populace sought comfort and distraction in gaming. This comes in stark contrast to much of the rest of the consumer electronics space, in which economic uncertainty  curtailed purchasing on non-essentials.

According to the latest figures from NPD,...


Brian Heater

Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Pro are a solid AirPods alternative

I suspect it will be a while before I get excited over wireless earbuds. It’s not for a lack of trying on the part of manufacturers. In fact, quite the contrary. The category actually matured quite quickly, compared to various other verticals in the consumer electronics space. The truth is, most major hardware makers have gotten pretty decent at making a pair of wireless buds — many for pretty cheap.

Samsung’s been in that category for a while now. I’ve liked the last several models...


Nets' Kyrie fined $50K, set to return vs. Magic

Nets guard Kyrie Irving has been fined $50,000 for violating the league's health and safety protocols and ordered to take part in a five-day quarantine that ends Saturday.

The Verge

Chris Welch

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro review: the right balance

They don’t win at any one thing, but they strike a great mix in terms of sound quality, ANC, and comfort

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BuzzFeed - Latest

Can The “Sex And The City” Revival Work Without Samantha?

She was the show's comedic heart.

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BuzzFeed - Latest

Prosecutors Said The Trump Mob Was Trying To "Capture And Assassinate Elected Officials"

The government laid out new details about last week's insurrection in arguing to keep an Arizona man behind bars while his case is pending.

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Dylan Haas

Get started on your New Year's resolution with Mirror — it's $350 off

SAVE $350: One of the most high-tech pieces of home gym equipment, the Mirror, is $350 off for the new year — just use NEWYEARS21 at checkout to redeem the discount.

In the midst of global crisis, home gyms have become more and more popular. They're probably here to stay long after we get out of all this. It makes sense why everyone who has the space is hopping on the home gym trend — with many of us barely able to leave our homes, the only way to stay in shape is to get exercise done...


Alex Perry

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro review: No more 'beans,' but that's for the best

Sometimes making things less fun is for the best. Case in point: The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro. 

Just a handful of months after Samsung graced us with the delightfully bean-shaped (and genuinely good) Galaxy Buds Live, we've already got a more, uh, "professional" follow-up. At $199.99, the Galaxy Buds Pro are only marginally more expensive than the Buds Live, but offer a totally different look and a few extra features, largely revolving around active noise cancellation.

The end result is...


Dylan Haas

Save $80 on a 2-in-1 HP Chromebook, plus more laptop deals this weekend

OUR TOP PICK: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 — save $1,416.36

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What's better than a great laptop? A great laptop that's cheap. Nowadays, even budget machines can pack the punch to carry you through whatever's on your to-do list, whether it's work, watching Netflix, or endlessly browsing your go-to social media sites. If you're looking to pick up a new laptop yourself but don't necessarily want to...


Paul Blest

Trump Staffers Are Mysteriously Having Trouble Finding a New Job

With less than a week to go in the Trump White House, staffers are reportedly frantically looking for their next gig. They’re not having a lot of luck. 

After two months of the President challenging election results and last week’s attack on the Capitol, the cushy corporate and Hollywood jobs that usually await administration staffers after they leave the White House don’t seem to be there. One public relations recruiter who said more than a dozen staffers inquired about working with...

CNN.com - Top Stories

Lawmakers ask travel companies to step up security ahead of inauguration

US lawmakers are asking for help from travel companies including bus operators, car rental companies and hotels to prevent an attack on the inauguration and investigate last week's Capitol insurrection.

CNN.com - Top Stories

DC police officer says he was hit with a stun gun during riot

Washington, DC police officers are speaking out following a riot at the US Capitol which resulted in five deaths. CNN's Shimon Prokupecz reports.

CNN.com - Top Stories

Man who beat police officer says 'death is the only remedy'

Video from The Telegraph shows Peter Francis Stager, the man federal prosecutors say beat a DC Metro police officer with the American flag, saying that "death is the only remedy" for the Capitol law enforcement officers.

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