Nerf’s new blasters curve their shots a la Angelina Jolie in Wanted

Nerf’s got a new trick up its sleeve: Hasbro’s latest foam-flinging sidearms can curve their shots, possibly letting you hit targets you can’t even see. (Think Angelina Jolie or James McAvoy in Wanted but with bouncy balls instead of bullets.) That’s because each of Nerf’s three new Rival Curve blasters has an adjustable barrel you can More...

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Slow certification process keeps some pharmacists from giving COVID-19 vaccines

When pharmacist Erin McCreary moved to Pennsylvania in 2018, she didn’t anticipate ever having to administer vaccines. She’d taken a vaccination certification course back in pharmacy school six years earlier, More...

By admin On Monday, January 25th, 2021
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Verizon prepaid now offers 5G Ultra Wideband

Verizon is extending access to its fast mmWave 5G network to its prepaid customers for the first time. A new unlimited plan starts at $75 a month — $10 more than the standard unlimited prepaid plan — and More...

By admin On Monday, January 25th, 2021
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Renewable energy production beat fossil fuels in Europe

Renewable energy became the biggest source of electricity in the European Union in 2020, beating fossil fuels for the first time. Germany and Spain also hit that milestone individually last year — so did the More...

By admin On Monday, January 25th, 2021
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Sony could bring back the Xperia Compact to compete with the iPhone 12 mini

Sony is reportedly set to bring back its “Compact” line of phones in 2021 with a new Xperia Compact model. It will offer a 5.5-inch display and dimensions more in line with Apple’s (relatively) diminutive More...

By admin On Monday, January 25th, 2021
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Apple adds walking with celebrities to Fitness Plus’ features

Apple is adding celebrity-guided walking workouts to Fitness Plus today, with new walks to be added every Monday through the end of April. The new feature, called “Time to Walk,” pairs music and inspirational More...

By admin On Monday, January 25th, 2021
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Twitter launches Birdwatch, a fact-checking program intended to fight misinformation

Twitter has launched its Birdwatch program, meant to address misinformation on the platform by allowing users to fact-check tweets, the company announced Monday. Users in the pilot program, which will only include More...

By admin On Monday, January 25th, 2021
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Facebook will let researchers study how advertisers targeted users with political ads prior to Election Day

Facebook is aiming to improve transparency around political advertising on its platform by opening up more data to independent researchers, including targeting information on more than 1.3 million ads that ran More...

By admin On Monday, January 25th, 2021
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Go read this story about how r/WallStreetBets triggered a huge rise in GameStop’s stock price

The market, like Soylent Green, is made of people. That’s never more clear than when there’s something bonkers happening — like what’s happened with video game retailer GameStop’s stock since last More...

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Cyberpunk 2077’s new 1.1 update introduces a game-breaking bug

Cyberpunk 2077’s big new 1.1 patch has introduced a game-breaking bug. Eurogamer reports that the “Down on the Street” quest appears to be broken for some players. The quest includes a holocall that’s More...