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John Oliver slams the U.S. response to monkeypox

John Oliver slams the U.S. response to monkeypox

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With cases of monkeypox on the rise in America, John Oliver focused his latest episode of Last Week Tonight on the virus, talking about what monkeypox actually is before detailing the many ways the U.S. has responded inadequately to it — from the 20 million vaccines allowed to expire to the difficulty in acquiring treatment."Even if we do contain this outbreak, and even if we build up our public health infrastructure, there is a bigger conversation worth having here," says Oliver. "Because for far too long, we've indulged in the magical thinking that viruses that exist somewhere else a) don't matter, and b) will stay there — and monkeypox is such a clear example of how floored and racist that thinking is."We had 20 million doses of a vaccine that could've helped countries in Africa that we
How to watch Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked 2022 online (August edition)

How to watch Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked 2022 online (August edition)

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Samsung's Galaxy is getting ready to expand.Back in July, Samsung confirmed it would hold a big announcement event in the form of a new Galaxy Unpacked livestream in August. Well, August is here now, so that means you need to put this new Unpacked stream on your calendar and figure out how to watch it. Great news: It’s easy! Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2022 will take place on Aug. 10 at 9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT. You can watch it on:Samsung’s websiteSamsung’s YouTube channel We don’t know for sure yet what Samsung plans on showing, but all signs indicate at least one new foldable device. A recent leak pointed to the existence of follow-ups to last year’s Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 phones. Additionally, the official marketing text on Samsung’s website in advance of the event reads “A new wa

Grab a refurbished MacBook Air for 79% off and travel light

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TL;DR: As of August 8, you can get a refurbished 13.3-inch MacBook Air for just $250 instead of $1,199 — that's a 79% discount.Having one computer that runs all of your apps, manages all of your streaming, and shoulders all of your gaming might cause a lot of wear, even on a new machine. Instead, you could offload some of your lighter computing onto a refurbished computer. This refurbished MacBook Air may have some light scuffing and scrapes, but it could be a useful addition to your tech setup, and for a limited time, it’s only $250. A refurbished MacBook for streaming or light computing  Looking for a portable streaming machine? Or maybe you’re in the market for a distraction-free device where you do all your studying for school or professional development. There are a ton of ways to put
Where 'Eternals 2' could fit into the MCU if it actually happens

Where 'Eternals 2' could fit into the MCU if it actually happens

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Marvel didn't announce anything Eternals-related at this year's Comic-Con, but Patton Oswalt, the voice of Pip the Troll, may have spilled the beans as to whether a sequel is on its way.In an August 2 interview on The Today Show, Oswalt discussed his role in the 2021 superhero film, which saw him appear alongside Harry Styles as Eros in the Eternals post-credit scene. He then said, "They have announced there’s going to be an Eternals sequel. Chloé Zhao is going to direct it. So hopefully, there will be more adventures of Starfox and Pip."There actually hasn't been any official word from Marvel on Eternals 2, but the studio did announce its jam-packed Phases 5 and 6, known as The Multiverse Saga. Upcoming projects include The Marvels, Captain America: New World Order, and Guardians of the G
Google TV is likely adding 50 free live channels. Here's the list.

Google TV is likely adding 50 free live channels. Here's the list.

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If you use Android TV's successor Google TV, brace yourself: 50 free live channels are on their way.9to5Google has decompiled a new version of the Android TV app, revealing that Google TV might be looking to expand its live TV options. According to some text in the app, you'll be able to "Enjoy 50 channels of live TV without the need to subscribe, sign-up, or download."This is different from adding other streaming services or live TV options to your Google TV. With those, you have to download a separate app and have your own subscription. Here, these 50 channels would already be built-in.9to5Google also found a graphic in the app that lists 34 of the expected 50 channels. These range from news outlets such as ABC, CBS, and NBC to entertainment channels like American Classics and Hallmark M...
The best sports movies on Netflix in 2022

The best sports movies on Netflix in 2022

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The highs, lows, and heartbreaks of all kinds of sports — as well as the culture and politics that are inextricably tied up where competition meets commerce — have produced some of the most beloved and exhilarating movies ever made. Unfortunately, not a whole lot of these great sports films reside in Netflix's current U.S. catalogue. That said, there are still some genuine gems to be found on the service — from silly comedies to rousing biopics and documentaries that lift the curtain on sporting scandals. (And if none of these will suffice, allow me to cheat and suggest a series: 2020's wildly compelling Chicago Bulls docuseries, The Last Dance, which is a Netflix Original.)So sound the whistle, drop the flag, and punt that pigskin: Here are the very best sports movies on Netflix.1. Love &
This refurbished MacBook Pro could be a great discounted portable workstation

This refurbished MacBook Pro could be a great discounted portable workstation

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TL;DR: As of August 7, you can get a refurbished Apple MacBook Pro for just $249.99 instead of $600 — that's a 58% discount.Shopping for a new computer? Buying refurbished might be a cheaper way to get the job done, and it’s better for the environment. This refurbished Apple MacBook Pro i5 (model year: 2013) could be an excellent travel computer for work or for college students who want a machine that goes with them to class. It’s also only $249. A portable laptop for work or schoolWhat makes an excellent on-the-go computer for you? Is it a light, portable machine that can run a few apps well? This refurbished MacBook was restored with a grade of "C", meaning it may have some visible scratches, scuffs, and blemishes, but it’s still fully functional. And you can probably cover most of those
See how much you can still save on groceries by going to Sam's Club

See how much you can still save on groceries by going to Sam's Club

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TL;DR: As of August 7, you can get a one-year Plus Membership to Sam's Club for just $50 instead of $100 — that's a 50% discount.Grocery prices may be higher than they’ve been in a while, but there are still ways to save. Joining a warehouse club could give you more opportunities for great deals on groceries and home essentials, and few grocery stores can match Sam’s Club. With a regular Sam’s Club membership, you get great deals on groceries, appliances, pet supplies, clothes, jewelry, technology, and so much more. With a Sam’s Club Plus Membership, you get all that and even more. And for a limited time, a Sam’s Club Plus Membership is only $50, a full 50% off.Get deals on groceries, home goods, and moreThere are a lot of ways to save at Sam’s Club. You could go for deals on bulk grocerie
Power your empty iPhone battery quickly with the Speedy Mag wireless charger

Power your empty iPhone battery quickly with the Speedy Mag wireless charger

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TL;DR: As of August 7, you can get the Speedy Mag Wireless Charger for iPhone for just $48.99 instead of $119.95 — that's a 59% discount.Wireless charging has come a long way, but it has taken it a while to catch up to wired chargers in just one area. Pretty much any wired charger lets you use your phone while you power it, but it has taken wireless some time to master the technology while still producing a fast charge. The Speedy Mag Wireless Charger for iPhone is one such charger that lets you use your phone while it charges the battery, and it’s only $48.99 – marked down from $119.A third-party wireless iPhone fast charger In practice, this charger is simple. It’s a big magnet you stick on the back of your iPhone to power the battery. The manufacturer for the Speedy Mag claims that you
Get an AI job interview coach on your iPhone

Get an AI job interview coach on your iPhone

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TL;DR: As of August 7, you can get a lifetime subscription to Huru Job Interview Prep Coach for just $69 instead of $1,393 — that's a 95% discount.Anxious before a job interview? You’re definitely not alone. A 2020 study found that 93% of job candidates have experienced anxiety before an interview. Prepping for an interview may be hard, but the right coach might make it easier. Huru Job Interview Prep Coach is an AI-powered job interview software that could help you curb that anxiety once it arrives. For a limited time, a lifetime subscription with Huru Job Interview Prep Coach is on sale for $69 (Reg. $1393). Beat your interview anxiety Job interviews can be intense, and some job applications don’t give you much insight into what to expect, but Huru has 20,000+ pre-made mock interviews wi