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Odette Annable joins cast of ‘thirtysomething’ sequel pilot

Feb. 11 (UPI) — Odette Annable has signed on to star in ABC’s upcoming thirtysomething sequel pilot titled thirtysomething(else). Annable will be featured as Janey Steadman, the daughter of original series stars Mel Harris (Hope) and Ken Olin (Michael). The actress joins a cast that

Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra: Price, Specs, Release Date

Today, at its annual Galaxy Unpacked hardware event in San Francisco, Samsung announced its flagship (read: very expensive!) line of Galaxy phones, as well as a few more affordable alternatives and a smattering of other accessories. The company also unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip, its

A 747 Set a New Record for Crossing the Atlantic

Here’s a good piece of trivia for you: What’s the fastest commercial airliner in operation? As of Sunday, the answer might be “the Boeing 747″—not bad for an airliner that first entered service 50 years ago. On Saturday evening at 6:47 pm ET, British Airways

The Best Video Games to Play When You’re Lonely

Loner WeekLoner WeekCalling all loners! Dining alone, gaming alone, traveling the world alone… there’s a lot to be said for enjoying the finer things in life solo. It’s Loner Week at Lifehacker, and we’ve got hacks for every possible way to make the most of

Conservative News Sites Track You Lots More Than Left-Leaning Ones

In an age of hyper-partisanship, Americans increasingly get their news from sites that align with their political beliefs. But more separates those right- and left-leaning sides of the web than their opposite ideologies. According to a new study, the right end of the fractured online

Duuuuude. What Happens If the Earth Gains Consciousness?

There are also places to chill out, like under the polyhedric dome. There, you’ll see a piece called Terminal Blurring. For it, artist Orestis Herodotou fed macro images of biological lifeforms and satellite images of rivers and mountain ranges into a neural network. He then

19 Valentine’s Day Deals to Gift Your Sweetheart (or Yourself)

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! If you’re looking for a gift for your significant other, friend, family member, or yourself, you’ve got a limited window of time to pick something up. Below, you’ll find deals on products that might make great Valentine’s Day

Trump Proposes a Cut in Research Spending, but a Boost for AI

President Trump Monday proposed cutting federal research spending—except in key areas including artificial intelligence and quantum technologies. Trump’s budget for the fiscal year beginning October 1 proposes spending $142.2 billion in research and development, 9 percent less than in the current year. The White House

Today’s Cartoon: Twitter Battles

Tuesday, February 11, 2020. By P. C. Vey, with It’s easy to be a jerk on Twitter. The company’s head of product explains how he wants to fix that. Monday, February 10, 2020. By David Ostow, with Wondering how long before you can

Can the Government Buy Its Way Around the Fourth Amendment?

Last Friday, The Wall Street Journal revealed that the Department of Homeland Security has been using commercially available cell phone location records for immigration and border enforcement. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the paper reported, has used the data “to help identify immigrants who were

Google’s Giving Out Security Keys to Help Protect Campaigns

Malign foreign influence operations during the 2016 United States presidential election season raised awareness about the need for tighter security within campaigns. And while the 2020 presidential campaigns have shown some improvement, many are still seriously lagging—and facing real threats—with nine months left before election

Two new meds ineffective against Alzheimer’s in trials

Two experimental drugs do not appear to slow memory loss or mental decline in patients in the early stages of a rare, inherited form of Alzheimer’s disease, according to initial results from a clinical trial. The international phase 2 and 3 clinical trial separately evaluated

Western states battle invasive grasses that create tinderbox

Feb. 11 (UPI) — After an uptick in massive wildfires and the loss of thousands of acres of sagebrush wildlife habitats, Western states are creating a regional battle plan to attack invasive annual grasses. Quick-growing cheatgrass has galloped across the Great Basin states, crowding out