Yes, Amazon gift bags have handles now

As skeptical as I am of Amazon the company, it knows its packaging. Its paper-tape cardboard boxes are wonderfully easy to rip apart for recycling, its paper mailers are promising (though missing firm commitment), and its gift bags are far too good […]

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It’s about to get even harder to buy some of Disney’s weirdest movies on Blu-ray

Disney is ending Disney Movie Club, the subscription service and online store where fans could buy Blu-ray or DVDs of films from the House of Mouse. The Digital Bits is reporting that the closure follows a new deal that Disney has signed […]

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Measles Strikes a Florida Elementary School With Over 100 Unvaccinated Kids

Florida health officials on Sunday announced an investigation into a cluster of measles cases at an elementary school in the Fort Lauderdale area with a low vaccination rate, a scenario health experts fear will become more and more common amid slipping vaccination […]

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Court blocks $1 billion copyright ruling that punished ISP for its users’ piracy

Getty Images | OcusFocus A federal appeals court today overturned a $1 billion piracy verdict that a jury handed down against cable Internet service provider Cox Communications in 2019. Judges rejected Sony’s claim that Cox profited directly from copyright infringement committed by […]

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Asus is going big with the Zenfone 11 Ultra

As phone sizes trended upward, one small device stood its ground year after year: the Asus Zenfone. That appears to be changing soon, and if you’re a card-carrying member of the small phone fan club like me, then it’s only appropriate to […]

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After years of losing, it’s finally feds’ turn to troll ransomware group

Getty Images After years of being outmaneuvered by snarky ransomware criminals who tease and brag about each new victim they claim, international authorities finally got their chance to turn the tables, and they aren’t squandering it. The top-notch trolling came after authorities […]

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Google plans “Gemini Business” AI for Workspace users

Enlarge / The Google Gemini logo. Google One of Google’s most lucrative businesses consists of packaging its free consumer apps with a few custom features and extra security and then selling them to companies. That’s usually called “Google Workspace,” and today it […]

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‘Prolific’ LockBit ransomware group loses its keys to a global takedown

Enforcers from the US and UK disrupted a ransomware group they say has targeted more than 2,000 victims and taken over $120 million in ransom payments. They even got the keys from seized LockBit assets to access data that was encrypted after […]

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Signal Finally Rolls Out Usernames, So You Can Keep Your Phone Number Private

The third new feature, which is not enabled by default and which Signal recommends mainly for high-risk users, allows you to turn off not just your number’s visibility but its discoverability. That means no one can find you in Signal unless they […]

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Darwin Online has virtually reassembled the naturalist’s personal library

Enlarge / Oil painting by Victor Eustaphieff of Charles Darwin in his study at Down House. One of the many bookcases that made up his extensive personal library is reflected in the mirror. State Darwin Museum, Moscow Famed naturalist Charles Darwin amassed […]

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