Uber and Lyft throw cash at drivers as they ditch the apps for food delivery

April 9, 2021 Mashable

Throughout most of 2020, Uber and Lyft drivers didn't have much work due to a pandemic that kept most people at home. But as countries ramp up vaccination efforts and people start doing things outdoors again in 2021, those ride-hailing companies are optimistic about a return to business as almost us...

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Punk band's Facebook and Instagram accounts were deleted after QAnon mix-up

April 9, 2021 Mashable

"NO CONSPIRACY THEORY/SCIENCE DENYING HERE!," reads one California punk band's Facebook page. It continues: "Q freaks move along this page is NOT for you!" This may seem like a bizarre disclaimer to find on a Facebook page — and certainly one belonging to a musical artist — but in this c...

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Reddit is secretly exploring a Clubhouse-like voice chat feature

April 9, 2021 Mashable

The front page of the internet may be getting a voice.  Reddit is quietly exploring a new feature that would enable moderator-run voice chats, possibly similar to Clubhouse, according to a source familiar with the company's plan. Development is still in the early stages, and was described as co...

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Google's 2020 Pixel Buds are now on sale after the new version leaked

April 9, 2021 Mashable

SAVE $14.02: Typically $179, Google's 2020 Pixel Buds are on sale at Walmart for just $164.98 as of April 9 — a savings of about 8%. Deal-finding pro tip: If a manufacturer is coming out with a new version of a product, always check around to see if the current version got cheaper. We've seen ...

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Historic Amazon unionization effort seems to have failed in Alabama

April 9, 2021 Mashable

While the vote is ongoing, Amazon has gained the number of "no" votes needed to defeat the unionization effort at its fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama. Workers were voting on whether to unionize as part of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). At the time of writing, 1,769...

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There are lots of chances to upgrade to a QLED TV for cheap this weekend

April 9, 2021 Mashable

Need guidance at a glance? These are our favorite TV deals from Walmart, Best Buy, Dell, and Amazon as of April 9: TCL 55-inch 5-Series QLED 4K Smart TV (55S535) — $478 (save $221.99) Samsung 75-inch Q60T QLED 4K UHD Smart TV (QN75Q60TAFXZA) — $1,299.99 (save $400) LG 86-inch NanoCe...

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The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is still over $1,000 off, plus more cheap laptop deals this weekend

April 9, 2021 Mashable

OUR TOP PICK: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 — save $1,303.60 BEST CHROMEBOOK DEAL: Samsung Chromebook 4 — save $30 BEST 2-IN-1 DEAL: Asus Chromebook Flip C434 — save $83 What's better than a great laptop? A great laptop that's cheap. Nowadays, even budget machines can pack the pu...

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Facebook Portal's camera moves with you for next-level video calling

April 9, 2021 Mashable

Best Facebook Portal deals as of April 9: Best Echo Show alternative: Facebook Portal — save $30 Best for a large screen: Facebook Portal+ — save $50 Best for video calling on your TV: Facebook Portal TV — save $20 When you can't see your friends and family due to COVID restriction...

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Alienware M15 R3 is a beastly gaming laptop that needs to stay plugged in

April 9, 2021 Mashable

High-end gaming isn't always compatible with folks who have places to be and things to do. Sure, a Nintendo Switch can travel, but it's a generation or two behind the times technologically. On the flip side, a nice custom-built PC can do everything from gaming to web browsing and work — but it...

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Got a strange text about your COVID vaccine? Here's what could be going on.

April 9, 2021 Mashable

At 9:38 p.m. on a Monday evening, I received what seemed like a pretty important text from a sender I did not know.  "View a digital record of your vaccination," it read. The text also congratulated me on having received my second dose, and reminded me to wait one to two weeks for full protecti...

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