Google Pixel 4 drops to $449 at Best Buy

Google Pixel 4 drops to $449 at Best Buy

Google’s Pixel 4 is already seeing the kind of steep discounts you’d normally expect toward the end of a smartphone’s lifecycle. Best Buy is selling the flagship phone for $450 with same-day activation, or a sizeable $350 off the usual price. The larger Pixel 4 XL, meanwhile, has dropped a similar amount to $550. You’ll…

How to Whirl a Squirrel off of a Bird Feeder

How to Whirl a Squirrel off of a Bird Feeder

Squirrels are all right. They’re better than your average rodent, and they jump around and stuff. But if you have a bird feeder, you might hate them. These animals just don’t get that some food is set aside for birds. They don’t respect boundaries, and they’re not above wrecking your feeder to get the goods.…

Sometimes Saving the World Really Sucks

Sometimes Saving the World Really Sucks

Skip Article Header. Skip to: Start of Article. Harry Potter was one of author Veronica Roth’s earliest influences. Photograph: AlamyVeronica Roth is the bestselling author of the Divergent novels, which were adapted into a series of popular films. She says that the story of the series’ hero, Tris Prior, was influenced by some of her…

Signal Threatens to Leave the US If EARN IT Act Passes

Signal Threatens to Leave the US If EARN IT Act Passes

On Friday, Apple and Google announced a joint collaboration to make a Covid-19 “contact tracing” framework available for legions of Android and iOS smartphones. Slated for release next month, the platform will give public health organizations the ability to track infections and use Bluetooth proximity analysis to warn people if they’ve come into contact with…

Sometimes Saving the World Really Sucks

Skip Article Header. Skip to: Start of Article. Harry Potter was one of author Veronica Roth’s earliest influences. Photograph: AlamyVeronica Roth is the bestselling author of the Divergent novels, which were adapted into a series of popular films. She says that the story of the series’ hero, Tris Prior, was influenced by some of her…