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The birth of big data: How Simulmatics predicted the future 60 years ago

If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future is a new book by historian Jill Lepore.

Second opinion Google Pixel 4a review: Buyer’s remorse

I was in love with the Pixel 4a. That is, until Google's release schedule made me fall out of love.

There’s a way to weaken hurricanes, but scientists say it’s too crazy to try

There's a weird natural phenomenon that helps to weaken hurricanes destined for the United States. What if we could re-create that phenomenon ourselves?

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra revisited: The good and the bad, six months later

We had never seen anything like the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra at launch. Six months later, does it hold up?

The writer of The Meg just launched a giant, virtual sea monster aquarium

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water

Pandemic-fueled automation is gobbling up jobs, and we’ll never get them back

We knew COVID-19 would boost automation. We didn't know it would happen this fast

Neuroscience’s superstar explains how A.I. is weak, why we dream, and more

These dispatches from the bleeding edge of neuroscience will blow your mind

These hilarious ads from the 1980s and ’90s show how far mobile tech has come

There was a time when huge phones looked cool, as these classic commercials show

Meet the MIT artist who builds with fungus and paints with swarms of drones

He's every bit as eccentric as you might imagine

This is how the universe will end (according to a theoretical astrophysicist)

If it's the end of the universe as we know it, how will it go?

For Chinese Americans, WeChat ban threatens their ties to home

Trump's executive order has triggered a wave of panic for Chinese Americans

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus one year later: Is it still worth buying?

With the Galaxy Note 20 series on the horizon, is it still worth grabbing a Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus

Robots Everywhere: Machines that grow, cook, and serve food

We look at the areas in which robots are interacting with our food, from farming to processing to cooking.

This algorithm could revolutionize disease diagnosis, but we can’t use it yet

Unfortunately, existing quantum computers aren't powerful enough to run it

She lived in a simulated Mars habitat for four months. Here’s what she learned

Apparently, life during a pandemic is eerily similar to living in a geodesic dome

We need right-to-repair laws now more than ever

The economic slump is leading many to repair — not replace — aging electronics

We need right-to-repair laws now more than ever

The economic slump is leading many to repair — not replace — aging electronics

We need right-to-repair laws now more than ever

The economic slump is leading many to repair — not replace — aging electronics

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VIP SALE! Save an extra 40% on apps and software

We’re back with another limited-time sale for various items in the AndroidGuys Deals Store! This time around the VIP SALE, which runs September 18-21, is your chance to save an extra 40% on apps and software.The prices we have in the AG Deals Store are already really low, but we’re more than happy to offer a coupon code for more savings. Enter the coupon code VIPSALE40 at checkout and we’ll drop the price by an extra 40%.Valid September 18-21Here’s a handful of some of the most popular apps and software in the AG Deals Store. Look around, though, there are a lot of choices and nearly all of them are eligible for the discount.The Social Distancing Lifetime Subscription Bundle Ft. Rosetta Stone – $120Power Through Important Books & Interesting Topics in Just 12 Minutes Each with Access to 385 Book Summaries and CountingFor the First Time Ever, Get Access to Learn All 24 Languages on Rosetta Stone’s Award-Winning SoftwareBest-Selling VPN Of All Time! KeepSolid Protects Your Online Activity & Lets You Browse Without Restrictions for LifeLingvaNex Translator: Lifetime Subscription (Desktop and Mobile Bundle) – $48Lingvanex Translator was created with the mission to enable people to read, write, and speak different languages anywhere in the world. It’s an excellent translation and dictionary app with the main function of translating text, voice, images, websites, and documents. It works on a wide range of platforms including iOS, Android, macOS, Windows, and more so you can start translating media in more than 112 languages instantly!KeepSolid VPN Unlimited: Infinity Plan (10 Devices) – $36Whether you’re using a private internet connection or public Wi-Fi, your online privacy and security is far from guaranteed. With top-rated solution VPN Unlimited, you can regain control over your digital life with full security and anonymity online. There are no speed or bandwidth limits, so you’ll still enjoy full browsing speeds, without the dangers of leaving your data exposed or the geographic restrictions set on certain websites abroad (think content viewing websites like Netflix or Hulu).Enpass Password Manager: One-Time Premium Lifetime License – $15Our everyday life is filled with too many passwords and various types of credentials. Use Enpass password manager to organize everything in one place securely. It also takes care of your credit cards, identities, social security number, and all the credentials you need handy in your daily life. And the best thing, none of your Enpass data is stored on servers; instead, it is stored locally on your device. You can sync it through your own trusted cloud account, all ENCRYPTED!!Restflix: Restful Sleep Streaming Service Subscriptions – As low as $18Restflix is a revolutionary streaming service designed to help users fall asleep faster and rest better. With 20+ personalized channels full of sleep meditations, bedtime stories, calming visuals, and binaural beats to harness the brain’s responsiveness to sound and help create a meditative, restful state. Through the use of sleep meditations, bedtime stories, peaceful and serene natural views and sounds, better sleep is achievable. Along with using Restflix for developing better sleep habits, it can also be a great tool for relaxation and mental healing.

Honor MagicBook Pro review: Mac-inspired, wallet friendly

The Honor MagicBook Pro costs a third of Apple's MacBook Pro, but does it provide enough value to tempt a

VIP SALE! Save an extra 60% on these online training courses

One of the best things to come out of the pandemic is that it has given us more free time –time to explorer hobbies, passions, and new endeavors. For some that means a chance to learn how to code.Whether you’re just dabbling and tinkering or planning to dive deeper into a particular coding language, we’ve got your back.For a limited time (September 18-21), we’re knocking an extra 60% off the cost of our online training courses. So, if it’s Java, CompTIA, SQL, Python, or something else you’ve got in mind, you’ll want to check these incredible offers.Many of the courses offered include lifetime access and provide certification. Take this opportunity to leverage yourself for a pay raise or new career.Use promo code VIPSALE60 at checkout and you’ll save big!The Complete 2020 CompTIA Certification Training Bundle – $27.60Ace the World’s Leading Tech Certification Series w/ Lifetime Access to 14 Expert-Led Courses & 300+ Hours of High-Quality InstructionThe Complete 2020 IT Certification Exam Prep Mega Bundle – $15.60Prepare to Pass the Most In-Demand IT Exams with 9 Courses on AWS, CompTIA, Microsoft Azure & Cisco from Top-Rated Instructors, Including Scott DuffyThe 2020 Learn to Code Full Stack Developer Certification Bundle – $15.60Become a High-Earning Web Developer with 50+ Hours of Instruction from Top-Tier Instructors, Including Rob Percival & John ElderThe 2020 Complete Java Master Class Bundle – $13.60Build a Reputable Career as a Developer with Over 62 Hours of Training to Master the Most In-Demand Programming LanguagesThe Complete Cybersecurity Certification Training Bundle – $15.60Secure Your Career as an In-Demand IT Professional with 1-Year Access to 90+ Hours of Instruction on Basic to Advanced Cybersecurity Skills, Training, & Certifications

InvisibleShield Disinfecting Wipes review

There’s really no way around it, we live in a different world right now. A global pandemic has taken the lives of nearly 200,000 Americans in roughly six months.The majority of us are doing what we can to be a bit cleaner than we were previously. That includes washing our hands regularly, wearing masks out in public, and just doing the best we can to not spread a disease we may not even know we have.With that said, we need to remember that the thing we touch the most during the course of our day needs to be cleaned, too. I’m talking, of course, about our phones.There’s been an uptick of new devices such as mophie and InvisibleShield UV sanitizers that promise to sanitize your smartphone and pretty much whatever else you can fit inside. Heck, some of them even charge your phone when you’re done sanitizing.Let’s say you’re nowhere near your UV sanitizer and your child hands you the phone with their germ riddled hands. After you’re done chasing them around with hand sanitizer you still need to take care of your phone.You can’t exactly wipe your smartphone down with a Clorox wipe. I mean, I guess you can, but they’re not made with that incredibly expensive slab of glass in mind. That’s where the InvisibleShield Disinfecting Wipes come in handy.Available in packs of 10, 25, or 500 for $4.99, $9.99, and $69.99, respectively, they’re like Wet Ones designed for phones. Throw a couple of these in your purse, pocket, or backpack and whenever you need to ensure your electronic devices are clean, just give them a good wipe down.The AndroidGuys team was provided the opportunity to test these babies out and I jumped at the chance. Having two goobers of my own, one of which that loves his tablet, I figured if anyone could put these to the test, it would be my very own little germ factory.The wipes themselves are pretty small and are packaged very similarly to your standard Fresh Naps or a Zeiss lens wipe. Although they are on the smaller side, they have enough juice in them to clean two smartphones, or maybe a tablet.They’re not just for smartphones, you can wipe down just about any nonporous surface. What made me so excited to get these was the fact they won’t damage the oil-resistant coating on your smartphone or tablet screens.I would say the convenience factor alone is enough to get the InvisibleShield Disinfecting Wipes. You can pretty much keep them anywhere and have them handy any time you need them.I love having the peace of mind of knowing my smartphone is clean clean. It’s just one less thing I have to worry about. I’ll definitely be buying more of the InvisibleShield disinfecting wipes as the price is just too good. If you grab that 500 pack it comes out to about $0.14 per wipe. Sold.Learn more about the InvisibleShield Disinfecting Wipes at the ZAGG/InvisibleShield website where they’re available for purchase. You can also find the wipes at carriers and retailers like Verizon, AT&T, and Staples.