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2022-01-17 03:46    2022-01-17 05:02

Sex workers are being booted off the 'link in bio' platform, Linktree

Another day, another online platform turning on sex workers.Linktree, a popular social media link service, is removing sex workers and other adult content creators from its site, according to a new report from Motherboard. According to Linktree,

Spotify faces calls for a misinfo policy as an open letter exposes Joe Rogan's COVID lies

Podcaster Joe Rogan is once again causing problems for the company that pays him $100 million: Spotify.Last week, 270 doctors, scientists, and professors published an open letter to the audio streaming giant demanding that the company create an official policy around misinformation. The letter,

Creator of a years-old app called Wordle will donate proceeds from its newfound popularity

Wordle is the daily, browser-only word game we can't get enough of, so it's not surprising that Wordle copycats have been sprouting up in the App Store. Those copycats aren't the first to use that name, however. Developer Steven Cravotta actually used "wordle" first — five years ago. Now,

Beware the QR code scams

By now, most internet users know the usual scams to look out for:Phishing emails trying to steal your account logins, misspelled URLs attempting to access your bank accounts, fake online storefronts charging you for products they never intend to send. Well,

Will Forte, MacGruber himself, will return to 'Saturday Night Live' as a first-time host

MacGruber is heading home.Will Forte is set to host Saturday Night Live for the first time, as NBC's live-format sketch comedy series confirmed in a Sunday tweet. He'll be joined by musical guest Måneskin,

Social media-savvy mom explains the setup for an awesome 'hands-free' TiKTok hack

TikTok's infinite storehouse of content can leave you swiping up on your For You Page for hours — but what if, for whatever reason, you can't use your hands?A TikTok user named Shannon, known as @diaperbagrag on the app, found the solution in the form of a simple iPhone hack for hands-free swiping.

Eric Adams despairs at NYC's 'swagless existence' on 'Saturday Night Live'

Eric Adams is officially the mayor of New York City, which means it's time he gets the Saturday Night Live treatment. In the latest episode, Chris Redd debuted his Adams impression during a press conference about New York's "swagless existence" before he assumed his role as mayor.

Rocco hilariously upstages Elmo yet again on 'SNL' Weekend Update

The first couple weeks of 2022 have been trying for Elmo. Clips of Elmo's uproar over Rocco, his friend Zoe's pet rock, went viral online, portraying his outrage that a rock allegedly gets better treatment.

'SNL' one-ups Peacock's 'Fresh Prince' reboot with a pitch for a gritty, gun-toting 'Urkel'

Excited for Bel-Air, Peacock's serious-minded reboot of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air? You ain't seen nothing yet.The streaming service's next "here's a beloved '90s sitcom turned on its head" act is Urkel, a reimagining of the Family Matters universe (it's a universe,

Joe Biden commands the nation to 'stop seeing Spider-Man' in an absolutely unhinged 'SNL' cold open

Saturday Night Live knows the root cause of the Omicron variant: Spider-Man: Far From Home.In one of the show's most deliriously batsh*t cold opens in some time, James Austin Johnson leads the way as an insistent President Joe Biden who commands, even begs,

Look at your webcam, not your monitor during Zoom calls and livestreams if you don't want to appear

Over the past few years, you've likely started taking meetings over Zoom or Google Hangouts, and you've probably noticed your eyes wandering around. Exactly what you should be looking at is a bit of a mystery. Should your eyes linger off-screen to avoid awkward eye contact?

China landed on the moon and found water in dirt and rocks

Scientists detected water on the moon, and for the first time they can say they literally found it while on the lunar surface.A Chinese lunar lander returned more than 60 ounces of soil and rock samples from its trip to the moon in December 2020. But before Chang’E-5 arrived back on Earth,

Who gets called a 'tech worker' is the big question for 2022

"Whoah, there are so many things happening at Apple."That was one of the DMs labor organizer Clarissa Redwine received on Christmas Eve day, not about the latest gadget appearing under the tree — but about worker activism within the company.

This sewing table is great for small spaces, and it's on sale

TL;DR: The SewStation 201 sewing table is just $129.99 at the Mashable Shop as of Jan. 16.Your creative endeavors shouldn’t be shoved into the corner of your apartment, where they can pile up and collect dust. They deserve a space all their own. After all,

This cybersecurity course bundle is on sale for only $40

TL;DR: As of Jan. 16, you can get The 2022 Masters in Cyber Security Course Bundle — valued at $1,800 — for just $39.99; that's a discount of over 97%. Hacking doesn't have to be a bad word. In fact, there is such a thing as ethical hacking,

Is something bothering your pet? Find out with this hair sample test.

TL;DR: The 5Strands Pet Food and Environmental Intolerance Test is just $134.99 at the Mashable Shop as of Jan. 16.Your dog is a good boy and deserves the world. But it’s hard to know what exactly will give him his best life.With the 5Strands Pet Food and Environmental Intolerance Test,

Grab a ring light for 70% off and enhance every video call

TL;DR: The Aduro U-Stream Junior Dual Ring Lights are on sale for 70% off as of Jan. 16, so you can get them for just $26.99 instead of $89.You don't have to be a celebrity to benefit from using a ring light. In fact, most people who were on your Zoom call today probably were using one,

Get a refurbished MacBook Air for less than $400

TL;DR: As of Jan. 16, you can get a refurbished Apple MacBook Air 13.3" Core i5 for just $368. A new one costs $1,499, so you're saving 75%.A few hundred bucks isn’t typically going to get you much in the Apple universe. Keeping up with the latest gadgets might be burning a hole in your wallet.

This streaming-friendly VPN is on sale for under £2 a month

SAVE 84%: Watch more content from around the world with a heavily discounted subscription to CyberGhost VPN. A three-year subscription to CyberGhost VPN is on sale for £1.59 per month with an extra three months for free — save 84% for a limited time.If you're going to commit to a VPN for years,

Snap up this jaw-dropping 81% discount on Surfshark

SAVE 81%: Surfshark provides access to extra libraries of Netflix content from around the world. A two-year subscription to Surfshark is on sale for £1.84 per month as of Jan. 16 — saving you 81% for a limited time.What is a VPN? We won't bore you with the details,

Save on domestic and international flights with a premium subscription to Matt's Flights

TL;DR: A one-year subscription to a Matt's Flights Premium Plan is on sale for £21.82, saving you 69% on list price.Looking at beautiful destinations on Instagram is getting pretty old, yeah? After spending over a year staring at the same four walls,

Save 93% on a lifetime subscription to EasySplitter Pro Vocal Remover

TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to EasySplitter Pro Vocal Remover is on sale for £29.09, saving you 93% on list price.Whether you’re looking to remix a song and need to separate the vocals from the instrumental track or you want to make a karaoke version of a track,

The best Squarespace templates for interior designers

Interior designers are experts at creating moods by balancing visual elements to create beautiful spaces, which is actually very similar to website design. Squarespace takes out all the intimidating parts of actually building a website — how the code works — and leaves in all the fun parts,

An otherworldly teaser for 'The Man Who Fell to Earth' swaps David Bowie for Chiwetel Ejiofor

"My mission is your mission," an alien visitor promises in the stunning first teaser for Showtime's The Man Who Fell to Earth. Based on the famed Walter Tevis novel of the same, this new sci-fi drama series will once again adapt the story of an extraterrestrial seeking help on planet Earth.

10 TV casts we'd like to see survive the wilderness, 'Yellowjackets'-style

At this point, Yellowjackets is all we can think about. Antler Queens, cannibalism, and that spooky symbol haunt our every waking moment (and some of our sleeping moments, too). It's gotten to the point where we can't even think about our other favorite TV shows without wondering, "Hey,

A weird-looking distant planet is a one-of-a-kind mystery — for now

Planets, the eight celestial bodies orbiting our sun, are spherical. Exoplanets, the many other celestial bodies orbiting many other suns, are also spherical. At least that's what scientists thought until the European Space Agency (ESA) got a better look at the "rugby ball shaped" WASP-103b.

Jaw-dropping satellite imagery captures the explosive volcano eruption near Tonga

The beautiful and terrible majesty of our natural world was on full display Saturday.A massive undersea volcano near the Pacific nation of Tonga erupted with such force that it prompted near-immediate tsunami warnings for Hawaii, Alaska, and the entire West Coast of the United States,

DirecTV will drop Trump's favored news source, One America News Network

DirecTV subscribers who like their news and opinion as far to the right as it can get will have to look elsewhere soon.The major satellite TV provider will drop One America News Network when its contract expires in April, Bloomberg reported Friday.

Meta is being investigated for alleged Oculus anti-trust violations

Mark Zuckerberg can change his company’s name all he wants, but that won’t stop the government from looking into its business practices.The latest round of government probes into the company now known as Meta actually centers on Oculus, its VR hardware and software subsidiary, per Bloomberg.

The 11 best and funniest tweets of week

Another work week down! And a long weekend ahead of us to boot. You simply love to see it.Phew. Take a breath. Make some tea. Lie down. Pet your dog, or maybe get a dog if you don't have a dog, and don't have allergies. I don't know. SEE ALSO:

'Pixel Notepad' might be the name of Google's rumored foldable device

Evidence continues to pile up that Google is hopping on the foldable phone train soon.A new report from 9to5Google this week said Google’s rumored foldable device, which could launch by the end of 2022, may be called “Pixel Notepad” and come in at a more reasonable price point than the $1,

Bradley Cooper got real serious with Colbert's piercing questions about music, smells, and pets

Bradley Cooper is the latest Late Show guest to take on Stephen Colbert's signature Q&A gauntlet, the "Questionert".For the right participant,

Samsung's Galaxy S21 FE really is for fans only

Sometimes a phone can do pretty much everything right and still be sorta hard to recommend. That’s where I’m at with the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE.Samsung’s latest (the FE stands for “Fan Edition”) is somewhat of reimagining of last year’s Galaxy S21. On paper and, for the most part, in practice,

5 easy ways to start practicing mindfulness now

In the midst of the latest COVID-19 surge, I'd like to propose a controversial notion: The present moment is the best place to be. While many of us are experiencing a version of personal hell that we'd love to instantaneously escape — a breakthrough infection,

Many of the Webb telescope’s greatest discoveries won't come from any amazing pictures

Around the turn of the 21st century, a new age of galactic discovery began.Through the latest telescopes on land and in space, astronomers started spotting a wealth of planets outside our solar system, called exoplanets. In our Milky Way galaxy, scientists have confirmed over 4,480 exoplanets,

This massive ethical hacking training bundle is on sale for less than $45

TL;DR: As of Jan. 15, you can get The All-In-One 2022 Super-Sized Ethical Hacking Bundle, worth $3,284, for just $42.99 — that's over 98% off. There are tons of high-paying IT skills you could chase, but none have more potential than cybersecurity.

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