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Microsoft’s Black Friday deals include discounts on Surface devices

dims?resize=2000%2C2000%2Cshrink___PURIMMicrosoft already announced its Xbox Black Friday deals — which include $100 off an Xbox One X — and now it’s previewing the discounts you can expect on its Surface line. You’ll be able to save $300 on the Surface Laptop 2 in black and up to $50 on…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/11/12/microsoft-black-friday-deals-surface-devices/
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The Best Sites for Creating Digital Music

When you’re at home with your favorite instruments, it’s easy to create a masterpiece. But, musical inspiration can strike anywhere. What do you then? The following websites will help you create digital music right in your browser. All you need are some skills (not always) and an internet connection.

Soundtrap

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Soundtrap is a slick, easy to use, and a powerful DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) that works in your browser. You’ll need to create an account to start using the browser-app, which will also give you a trial of their premium features. Once the trial expires, you’ll be downgraded to a free account that has certain limitations.

There are plenty of instruments and loops that you can experiment with and create music. You can also connect a MIDI-compatible instrument and record music in the app. Soundtrap also has sharing and collaboration features, using which you can share your musical projects with your friends, and they’ll be able to listen and even edit your music.

AudioTool

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AudioTool is a fantastic music production site that has been around a while. Its interface has always been easy to use, but the regular updates keep polishing it even further. You can connect various virtual-devices like synthesizers, equalizers, effect pedals, and more to create a virtual mixing desk inside AudioTool.

As powerful as it is, AudioTool has a steep learning curve. If you’re starting out or just want to have fun, then AudioTool might be overkill for your needs.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/394353/the-best-sites-for-creating-digital-music/
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The First Toy Story 4 Teaser Is a Delightful Mess

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It’s been a hot second since we last caught up with Andy’s sentient toys, who over the years have become just as much a part of nearly everyone else’s childhoods during their wild adventures. You might not have been thinking about them recently, however—but guess what? Toy Story 4 is right around the corner. You ready?

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Source: https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-first-toy-story-4-teaser-is-a-delightful-mess-1830378959
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How To Quickly Edit and Share Screenshots with ShareX

ShareX-Guide-Featured.jpgIf you find yourself taking screenshots a lot in your daily life, you can do a lot better than pressing the Print Screen button and editing the image in Paint! The tech world has seen a few screenshot tools come and go, but one that has stuck around for years now is ShareX. Its staying power is mostly due to how useful it is, making it an essential tool to recommend to others. We’ve covered it a few times before, including crowning it as one of the best screenshot tools on MacOS, so it’s time to dig into this program and see what it can… Read more

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Source: https://www.maketecheasier.com/edit-share-screenshots-with-sharex/
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PS4 Black Friday deals include Spider-Man bundle, PS Plus discounts

Black Friday is quickly approaching, but before retail’s day of reckoning actually arrives, Sony has told us what we can expect in terms of PlayStation discounts. As we see pretty much every year, there will be some decent deals on hardware, so if you’ve been thinking about picking up a PS4 or a PSVR, you might want to brave the … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/ps4-black-friday-deals-include-spider-man-bundle-ps-plus-discounts-12553468/
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Powerful Stan Lee column from 1968 about racism resurfaces on Twitter

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Following the death of Marvel comics’ Stan Lee, people have begun recirculating a 1968 column Lee wrote denouncing racism (something a disturbing number of politicians refuse to do to this day).

As part of his storied comics career, Lee spent almost four decades writing regular installments of  “Stan’s Soapbox” on the backs of comics, in which he frequently fought for his heroes’ values of tolerance and equality. 

“Bigotry and racism are among the deadliest social ills plaguing the world today…It’s totally irrational, patently insane to condemn an entire race — to despise an entire nation — to vilify an entire religion,” Lee wrote. “…Sooner or later, if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill out hearts with tolerance.” Read more…

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Source: https://mashable.com/article/stan-lee-soapbox-column-racism-1968/
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Jack Dorsey says a Twitter edit function has to be done ‘the right way’

dims?crop=3718%2C2686%2C0%2C0&quality=85While speaking at the Indian Institute of Technology, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was asked a question that comes up all the time — will Twitter ever roll out an edit feature? Dorsey has acknowledged the possibility of such a function in the past, and l…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/11/12/jack-dorsey-twitter-edit-function-done-the-right-way/
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Facebook is down, you’re not the only one

Source: https://www.cnet.com/au/news/facebook-is-down-youre-not-the-only-one/
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Lyft is launching a rider loyalty program in December

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Ride-sharing service Lyft is today announcing its new plan to encourage repeat use: the launch of a loyalty program for riders, Lyft Rewards. The program, which will begin rolling out next month to select riders across the U.S., will let riders earn points for each dollar spent, which can then be used for upgrades to nicer cars or savings on future rides, among other things.

The company already caters to its regular riders in several ways, including through its recently launched subscription service, a program that rewards business users, and its partnership with Delta that allows riders to earn Delta airline miles with Lyft.

The new rewards program will aim for everyday riders, in order better retain their business as a part of Lyft’s larger battle with Uber .

According to Lyft, riders will soon be able to earn points as they ride in Lyft, which can be accumulated over time then used for upgrades. Initially, this including getting upgraded to Lyft Lux or getting discounts on future rides. The company says it’s considering how to offer other passenger perks, like access to more experienced drivers and double points days, for example. It’s also listening to customer feedback to hear about other rewards people may want.

Riders will be able to check their points progress in the app, once enrolled.

The program hasn’t yet launched, but will do so in December 2018, says Lyft.

It will be available to select riders in various cities to start, before rolling out to more riders in 2019.

If invited to join, riders will have an email or a notification from Lyft with the offer.

The launch of Lyft’s loyalty program comes shortly after the company announced its 1 billion rides milestone in September, a couple of months after Uber hit 10 billion trips.

Uber, meanwhile, has also been working on ways to better cater to its most frequent customers, including with last year’s launch of an Uber credit card that offers cash back on rides and UberEats dining. It has also dabbled with merchant offers, and rolled out its own subscription program, too.

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Source: https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/12/lyft-is-launching-a-rider-loyalty-program-in-december/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29
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Laptops and tablets on sale: Save on Microsoft Surface, Apple iPad, MacBook Air, Asus laptops, and more

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and you know what that means: Black Friday is almost here. But before those sweet discounts hit the internet, there are actually plenty of deals this week on laptops or tablets courtesy of Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, and the Dell Store.

If you need a versatile tablet, the Microsoft Surface Go is $789.99 right now. The Go is like Microsoft’s answer to the iPad Pro, offering similar features, like an external keyboard. But if you’re an Apple diehard, the iPad Pro 10.5-inch 512GB is on sale for $847.95 right now, too.

For anyone who needs a laptop, Asus has an option for most of your needs. The Asus 15.6-inch Vivobook Max Laptop is $269 and is perfect for a simple, affordable laptop to bring to class. But if you need a little extra out of it for the professional space, the ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 is $1299. Even gamers can get in on the deals with the ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 for $1799. Read more…

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Source: https://mashable.com/shopping/deal-nov-12-laptops-tablets-macbook-air-microsoft-asus/
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