US sees two days with over 100,000 reported COVID-19 cases

The coronavirus pandemic by the numbers

While eyes were on the presidential election, the United States reached a devastating milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic: on November 5th, there were 121,504 reported cases of the disease, according to The New York Times. That marked two straight days with over 100,000 reported cases. This isn’t a peak; it’s another step on a steady … Read more

Spider-Man PS4 suits: every costume & comic book connection

Spider-Man PS4 suits: every costume & comic book connection

Insomniac’s Spider-Man boasts nearly 30 costumes for the player to wear, all with their own special abilities that can be used or distributed to other costumes. The suits all harken back to various points in Spidey’s comic book history, showing just how deep the studio went to showcase the character’s history. Here’s a rundown of … Read more

Destiny 2 Xur location and items, Nov. 6-9

Destiny 2 Xur location and items, Nov. 6-9

The weekly Exotic item merchant, Xur, hangs out in random locations around the world of Destiny. In Destiny 2, he can appear all over the map, as well as inside the Tower. This week, you can find Xur on Io for the last time, hanging out in a cave north of the Giant’s Scar. Image: … Read more

Sony’s excellent WH-1000XM4 ANC headphones drop to $278

Sony's excellent WH-1000XM4 ANC headphones drop to $278

They were featured at this price in last week’s early Black Friday sale at Best Buy, but the price quickly went up after the sale ended. It’s unclear how long this sale will last, but at least at Target, the deal will last until this Sunday, November 8 (or until they’re sold out). Adorama is … Read more

Johnny Depp resigns from the Fantastic Beasts movies

Johnny Depp resigns from the Fantastic Beasts movies

Johnny Depp will no longer portray dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald in Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts film franchise. The actor announced the change on Instagram, saying that Warner Bros. asked him to resign from the role. “I have respected and agreed to that request,” he wrote. “My resolve remains strong and I intend to prove that … Read more

‘Stop the Steal’ spreads across the internet after infecting Facebook

Go read about how Facebook bends its rules for world leaders

In the wake of a Facebook ban and dimming electoral hopes for President Trump, the “Stop the Steal” movement is finding a home on smaller platforms and in-person rallies. A movement supporting Trump’s false claims of election fraud and hoping to halt the ongoing vote-certification process, Stop the Steal groups are currently promoting pro-Trump rallies … Read more

Sackboy: A Big Adventure online multiplayer delayed for PS4, PS5

Sackboy: A Big Adventure online multiplayer delayed for PS4, PS5

Sackboy: A Big Adventure is apparently coming in hot for next week’s PlayStation 5 launch, and will not ship with online cooperative multiplayer, according to an update from the game’s design director. “We’ve made the difficult decision to delay the full online multiplayer functionality within Sackboy: A Big Adventure,” Ned Waterhourse from developer Sumo Digital … Read more

Apple’s MagSafe Duo charger costs $129

Apple's MagSafe Duo charger costs $129

The charger isn’t available to order just yet, but at least you’ll know how much to set aside if you’d like to pick one up. It’s significantly more expensive than the standard $39 MagSafe charger, which doesn’t work with Apple Watch. Apple’s MagSafe cases for the iPhone 12 lineup start at $49 and the leather … Read more

How to switch an old Windows laptop to Linux

How to switch an old Windows laptop to Linux

By the federal government’s Digital Analytics Program (DAP) count in October 2020, 3.2 percent of computer users still are on Windows 7 — even though Microsoft no longer supports it for free. If you have an older system but are worried that it won’t support Windows 10 — or if you simply don’t want to … Read more