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Strictly Come Dancing: NHS tribute as live shows begin

Publishedduration6 hours agoThe first live episode of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing got under way with a tribute to frontline NHS staff.Hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly thanked the workers, who were sat in the audience, before the celebrities took to the dance floor.Reality TV star Jamie Laing was the first to dance live, performing…

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      Facebook wants NYU researchers to stop sharing the political ad data it keeps secret

      Image: MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock By Adam Rosenberg2020-10-24 19:35:49 UTC Facebook isn't happy with New York University. It's because of NYU Ad Observatory, a newly launched research project from the university's engineering school that aims to show how different election campaigns are spending their ad money on the site, and what kinds of voters they're targeting. The…

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        Patreon bans QAnon conspiracy theorists from its platform

        Image: Paul Weaver/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images By Tim Marcin2020-10-24 17:48:06 UTC Patreon has banned QAnon creators from its services, following the lead of several other major platforms.  Patreon — a platform that allows creators to get paid directly by supporters — announced on Thursday that it would no longer allow the conspiracy theorists, saying…

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                  How tech can help you thrive amid the pandemic winter blues

                  Winter is coming. And this year, your mental health may take a greater hit than normal given the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 is already contributing to skyrocketing stress levels. More than three quarters of respondents to an annual survey from the American Psychological Association said the pandemic was a major source of stress. Importantly, it's unclear…

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                    7 DIY Halloween candy delivery systems for socially distant trick-or-treating

                    By Tim Marcin2020-10-24 11:00:00 UTC It's a weird time.  The coronavirus pandemic rages on and it could care less about our favorite holidays.  So, yeah, Halloween will be a bit more complicated this year.  We've already outlined ways you can attempt to celebrate Halloween safely, but what about trick-or-treating?  Traditional, door-to-door trick-or-treating is probably a…

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                      Step up your Zoom game with a Logitech webcam on sale

                      Products featured here are selected by our partners at StackCommerce.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. This Logitech webcam films at 30 frames per second. Image: Logitech By StackCommerceMashable Shopping2020-10-24 09:00:00 UTC TL;DR: Upgrade your WFH setup with a Logitech C922x Pro Stream Webcam Full 1080p HD camera…

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                        Save on the tools you’ll need to up your photography game

                        Products featured here are selected by our partners at StackCommerce.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Make your photos look like they were taken by a pro. Image: Moza By StackCommerceMashable Shopping2020-10-24 09:00:00 UTC Sometimes snapping the perfect photo boils down to what kind of equipment you're…

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                        This powerful online security service is on sale for under £2 per month

                        All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. A three-year subscription to CyberGhost VPN is on sale. Image: pexels By Joseph GreenMashable Shopping2020-10-24 04:30:00 UTC SAVE 82%: A three-year subscription to CyberGhost VPN is on sale for…

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                        Shakespeare’s Globe among venues to get slice of Culture Recovery Fund

                        Publishedduration11 hours agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionShakespeare's Globe said its £2.98m would allow it to "plan more confidently for our future"Shakespeare's Globe, the Sage Gateshead and the company behind the Lady Boys of Bangkok are among the latest recipients of emergency government arts funding.The replica Elizabethan theatre in London will receive almost £3m from the £1.57bn…

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                        Last month, Facebook gave money to three members of Congress who refused to condemn QAnon

                        They’re awake! Image: Andrew Lichtenstein / Corbis via Getty Images By Rachel Kraus2020-10-22 23:14:16 UTC When it comes to QAnon conspiracy theorists, Facebook is wagging a finger with one hand, and slipping some enablers cash with the other. According to ProPublica’s database of congressional contributions, in September, Facebook donated money to 45 members of Congress…

                        11 amazing photos that will erase your insect fears

                        By Rebecca Sohn2020-10-22 20:26:06 UTC On Thursday, the inaugural Luminar Bug Photography Awards announced its winners. The winning images, which render insects in exquisite detail, bring a whole new meaning to the term “close-up.”  Mofeed Abu Shalwa, a professional photographer from Saudi Arabia, won the grand prize, earning the title of “Luminar Bug Photographer of…

                        See every major platform’s misinformation policies in this handy chart

                        By Rachel Kraus2020-10-22 20:22:29 UTC If you have a hard time keeping track of how internet platforms are dealing with misinformation, we don’t blame you. It seems like every week Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube is rolling out new or “clarifying” policies.  That’s ultimately a good thing: From coronavirus to the election, preventing misinformation from spreading…

                        How to stream the final presidential debate

                        By Sasha Lekach2020-10-22 19:28:46 UTC Finally, the end is near: The last U.S. presidential debate will be held Thursday night. This time the candidates’ microphones will be muted at certain times, so it should be a quieter, less chaotic 90-minutes compared to the first debate last month.  Unlike last week’s dueling town hall events, the…

                        Young voters, you have more power than you realize. Use it.

                        By Rebecca Ruiz2020-10-22 17:28:31 UTC For years, young voters have been shamed because, historically, fewer than half of them who are eligible to vote show up at the polls on Election Day.  The stereotypes write themselves. Young people between the ages of 18 and 29, who currently belong to the Millennial and Gen Z generations,…

                        Tesla’s Full Self Driving mode is about to get more expensive, again

                        Tesla is charging more for new autonomous features. Image: Shutterstock / Flystock By Sasha Lekach2020-10-22 16:39:34 UTC Tesla’s autonomous driving package, known as Full Self Driving or FSD, is about to get pricier.  Early Thursday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the price for the next-level Autopilot system is going up by $2,000. It’s currently…

                        Enhance your caffeine habit with these coffee makers on sale

                        All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. By Jae ThomasMashable Shopping2020-10-22 16:28:47 UTC Best Buy is having an early Black Friday sale on coffee makers as of Oct. 22: OUR TOP PICK: Nespresso DeLonghi VertuoPlus Deluxe…

                        Republicans vote to subpoena Facebook, Twitter CEOs in the wake of Hunter Biden story

                        By Matt Binder2020-10-22 15:48:02 UTC Next Wednesday, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai will testify before the Senate Commerce Committee about their policies on misinformation, moderation, and bias in tech. When that hearing is over, however, it won’t be too long before Zuckerberg and Dorsey find themselves back in the…

                        Secretary Lonnie Bunch on the New Memorial to Native American Veterans

                        Located in front of the National Museum of the American Indian, the sculpture reminds us of the true burden of freedom The National Native American Veterans Memorial, designed by Cheyenne and Arapaho artist Harvey Pratt, features a steel circle balanced on a carved drum. (Alan Karchmer / National Museum of the American Indian) Smithsonian Magazine…

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