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Elago's Siri Remote case puts Apple's AirTags to good use

Elago's Siri Remote case puts Apple's AirTags to good use

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It's not crazy to think that Apple should've injected its extensive Find My Network for lost devices into the Siri Remote. (It is, after all, annoyingly easy to lose between the couch cushions). But the company didn't, so Elago went ahead and created the Remote R5 case — equipped with a slot for an AirTag.The R5 case is made of a thick silicone that protects the Apple TV remote from accidental drops. It also has a strap attached to it for extra security if you're the clumsy type and a dedicated Siri button on its right side. SEE ALSO: Apple TV 4K replaces the worst remote of all time with something kinda normal On the case's inside, there's a circular slot made specifically to house an AirTag. Simply drop the Bluetooth tracker in and
T-Mobile's 5G outpaces Verizon and AT&T in latest Speedtest rankings

T-Mobile's 5G outpaces Verizon and AT&T in latest Speedtest rankings

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It turns out that combining two 5G networks into one might have some benefits after all.Ookla, master of internet speed measurement (which, we should note, is owned by Mashable parent company J2 Global), has just released its second quarter study of mobile 5G speeds and consistency for 2021 using its Speedtest platform.Last time around, T-Mobile was sitting pretty atop the overall rankings, and going purely by median download speed (or the speed with which your network can retrieve information from a server), that standing hasn't changed:T-Mobile: 99.84 MbpsVerizon: 78.33 MbpsAT&T: 75.61 MbpsT-Mobile being on top isn't necessarily surprising. The so-called "uncarrier" absorbed Sprint's 5G network in a blockbuster corporate merger in 2020 to build on top of the 5G infrastructure it had ...
National Spelling Bee champion Zaila Avant-garde combines her incredible spelling and basketball skills

National Spelling Bee champion Zaila Avant-garde combines her incredible spelling and basketball skills

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Ever wonder what you've been doing with your life? Well, if you haven't, you're definitely about to. 14-year-old Zaila Avant-garde, the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! with guest host Phoebe Robinson to show off her epic skills. But spelling isn't her only forte, it seems. Zaila can also dribble multiple basketballs at a time and is a Guinness World Record holder, to boot. But can she spell polysyllabic words while dribbling basketballs at the same time? You bet she can. First, she deftly manages to keep three balls bouncing while spelling "machiavellian" — no mean feat without the addition of ball sports. Then, just to make things even more challenging, Zaila was asked to dribble six balls at once while spelling "amaryllis." Just to top everythi
'Never Have I Ever' Season 2 leans in to Devi's imperfections

'Never Have I Ever' Season 2 leans in to Devi's imperfections

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When Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher's Never Have I Ever Season 1 premiered on Netflix in 2020, it's hotheaded protagonist Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) polarized some viewers. Here was the three-dimensional, flawed, complex South Asian character we craved on a mainstream comedy — but she was often selfish, rash, and unpleasant; hardly the perfect girl many wanted representing their community.Personally, I loved Devi's imperfections, and they made sense. She was angry, horny, and grieving — often all at the same time — fighting through her tumultuous teen years while desperately holding onto her mental and emotional health. These aren't problems with overnight or one-season solutions. I wanted to watch her work on herself as much as I wanted to see what happened next.Never Have I Ever Season 2
Ashton Kutcher says he sold his ticket to space

Ashton Kutcher says he sold his ticket to space

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Remember when Ashton Kutcher bought a seat on a flight to space? Well, he sold his golden ticket. During AT&T's 5G event in New York City on Wednesday, Mashable sat down with the actor and tech investor. We asked him if he was booked on a flight to space and could bring anyone but his wife, who would he choose?Kutcher reminded us he had already booked a flight to space. Back in 2012, billionaire Richard Branson said Kutcher snagged the 500th ticket for a flight on Virgin Galactic, which were originally selling for $200,000. But apparently Kutcher sold it."I was booked on a flight to go to space and, in fact, I'm quite rueful about the fact that I am not going to space," Kutcher said, "My wife asked me to sell my ticket to space because she didn't think that it was a smart family decisi...
Here’s what you need to know about Clubhouse, the invite-only social app

Here’s what you need to know about Clubhouse, the invite-only social app

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You might've heard of Clubhouse by now. It might still be unlikely that you've actually joined Clubhouse. That's because the new social media platform has built its reputation, in part, on exclusivity. Well, exclusivity and being the audio-only app where people spend countless hours mostly networking and plugging their own projects. It has also been been copied (or working on being copied) by other social media companies after its hyped success. However you still have to secure an invite from a current user to get in to Clubhouse, although that may eventually change. Here's what you need know about Clubhouse in case you soon find yourself using it. What is Clubhouse? In short: Clubhouse is an audio-based social media app. The company describes itself as "a new type of social product based...
How to delete your Instagram account. Bye, Mark Zuckerberg.

How to delete your Instagram account. Bye, Mark Zuckerberg.

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The misinformation, the scams, the data privacy issues, the refusal to make a decision on whether a former President of the United States should or shouldn't be allowed back on its platform.Despite the myriad of issues, however, Mark Zuckerberg's social networking giant is now a $1 trillion company. And, of course, all of that was made off the backs of users' data...people just like you.So, you have had it with Facebook and you finally decided to delete your Facebook account. You've been spending more time on Instagram now anyway, right?One problem, if you don't already know: Facebook owns Instagram. And while those platforms might have felt different enough before, Instagram is increasingly experiencing the same kinds of problems — coronavirus disinfo, a role in the foreign influence on e

'Mad Men' star Rich Sommer chats about his role on 'The Office'

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Everyone knows that The Office had a phenomenal main cast, but never forget that the series featured a number of truly impressive guest stars as well.One of those guest stars was Rich Sommer, who played Pam's art school friend, Alex, in two Season 5 episodes of the show. You may know Sommer as Harry Crane on Mad Men, too. And he's also the latest guest on the Office Ladies podcast.Sommer spoke with Office Ladies co-hosts Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey about Mad Men, the "Business Trip" episode of The Office, how he got hired on the workplace comedy, and more.How Rich got into art school on The OfficeFischer and Kinsey love asking podcast guests how they first started working on the show, and Sommer had a particularly interesting casting story. He got the part of Alex thanks to writer and ...
The 12-foot Home Depot skeleton will return this year — and he has a hot new friend

The 12-foot Home Depot skeleton will return this year — and he has a hot new friend

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America's leading source of autumnal serotonin is coming back.Home Depot revealed its Halloween and holiday décor collections on Wednesday, July 14, including — thank god — a restock of the fabled 12-foot giant skeleton with LCD LifeEyes that shook the internet to its bones last year. The skeleton will be in stock on Home Depot's website on July 16, according to the retailer, and will cost $299, the same amount it did in 2020.If you happen to have an extra $50 in your "12-foot skeleton" budget, Home Depot will also be selling an upgraded, significantly weirder version of the 12-foot skeleton. The "Inferno Pumpkin Skeleton" has a pumpkin for a head, a "refined hourglass figure," and flames (not real flames) in his ribcage, which we can only assume is due to severe acid reflux.