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Get a Massive Collection of PC Games, Books, and Comics by Donating to COVID-19 Relief

Screenshot: Brendan HesseHumble Bundle has an incredible deal if you need a boost to your self-quarantine/social distancing entertainment backlog while also supporting charities on the front lines of the coronavirus fight.The Conquer COVID-19 Bundle contains $1,071-worth of PC games, tabletop games, graphic novels, books, and other software for just $30, all of which goes to…

The COVID-19 Humble Bundle pairs great games with a great cause

There's a lot in this bundle, including epic strategy game Into the Breach, puzzle drama The Witness, time-bending VR shooter Superhot, and graphic adventure Broken Age. Hollow Knight, Undertale, Psychonauts and Tilt Brush are great choices, too. And then there's the comics. Locke & Key has just been turned into a decent Netflix series, while…

Roku Is Making Premium Streaming Free for 30 Days, Including Showtime and Epix

Photo: GizmodoJoining a growing list of streaming services offering free extended trials as people spend more time at home, Roku has announced it’s offering 30 days of free viewing with extended trials that will give users access to channels like Showtime, Epix, and Smithsonian.In a blog post, the company said that it’s introducing a Home…

Build This Soap Pump Speaker That Automatically Plays 20 Seconds of Your Top Spotify Songs

We’ve all suddenly discovered there’s something even more tedious than watching paint dry: washing our hands for 20 whole seconds. To make the necessary but excruciating process feel like it doesn’t drag on forever, this soap pump speaker swaps Happy Birthday for tracks from your Spotify account.The Scrubber was created by the hardware hackers at…

Everything You Can Watch on Quibi When It Launches Next Week

Image: QuibiQuibi, a new entertainment platform designed specifically for your phone, is set to officially launch on April 6th. When it does, it will launch with a decent-sized lineup of programming.Programming includes travel series Cup of Joe starring Joe Jonas; Anna Kendrick’s comedy Dummy; Fight Like a Girl from WWE’s Superstars; Agua Donkeys from Funny…

Here’s what’s coming to Amazon Prime Video in April 2020

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3.3 Million Unemployment Claims Are Likely the ‘Tip of the Iceberg’

Times Square, which usually has people in itPhoto: GettyAccording to the Department of Labor, 3.3 million Americans—roughly the population of Utah—have filed for unemployment insurance since last week. Huge doesn’t even begin to capture the scale of mass job loss, and yet there’s every reason to believe the reality is even worse.For starters, whole sectors…

The Best Garbage TV to Stream After You Admit You’re Not Gonna Read Shit

Photo: BBC AmericaWhether you’re currently sheltering at home, limiting your time outdoors, or self-isolating, you’ve probably eyed that untouched stack of books in your living room as a nice possible distraction from the world. More likely, though, you’ve exhausted your favorite binge-watches and are looking for something new to stream to keep busy. At this…

Delete These Malware-Filled Android Apps Aimed at Kids

Once again, a batch of Android apps managed to make their way onto the Google Play Store and infect more than one million devices with malware. I don’t mean to be glib about it; it’s a problem, and it’s happening with enough frequency, and affecting enough people, that it feels almost kind of commonplace at…

*Wonder Woman 1984* Is Being Delayed

Hello, and welcome to another edition of The Monitor, WIRED’s entertainment news roundup.Wonder Woman 1984 Is Being DelayedIn a move that was bound to happen sooner or later, the release date for Wonder Woman 1984 is being pushed back. The film, a follow-up to Patty Jenkins’ wildly successful 2017 movie Wonder Woman, will now hit…

Comcast, Verizon make some on-demand viewing free

If you want to hunt the videos down on Comcast, you only have to say "free" into your voice remote. More material from "dozens" of networks and other partners will be available on a "rolling basis" over the weeks ahead, Comcast said.Verizon, meanwhile, is offering a mix of similar on-demand viewing as well as educational…

How Your Family Can Volunteer During the Pandemic

Photo: ShutterstockRight now, you and your family are on your own little Gilligan’s Island. It was supposed to be a three-hour tour, but thanks to COVID-19, you and your crew will be stranded for at least a few more weeks. Just like the merry castaways, you are probably feeling pretty isolated and disconnected from the…

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How to Get Health Insurance During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Photo: ShutterstockRecent world events may have led you to believe that this would be a bad time to not have health insurance right now. And while we can’t judge your individual need for insurance, we can probably say that in general, you should think about getting coverage.But if you don’t have coverage through work—or you…

France orders Google to pay news companies for showing article extracts

After the law came into effect last year, Google said that it would simply remove snippets altogether unless publishers granted it the right to do so. However, the ruling body (called l’Autorité de la Concurrence) said that the “the vast majority of press publishers have granted Google licenses to use and display their protected content...…

Facebook will provide free Portal devices to UK hospitals and care homes

Facebook’s support for the fight against COVID-19 now includes a simple but important addition: keeping people in touch. It’s partnering with the UK’s National Health Service to offer up to 2,050 free Portal video calling devices to the country’s hospitals, care homes, hospices and other medical settings. The hardware will help patients contact friends and…

Here’s what Twitter’s weird ‘data-sharing’ notification really means

Twitter Prior to this update, Twitter allowed users to opt out of data sharing that enabled Twitter to tell advertisers how users interacted with ads for mobile apps, and share some “non-public” information like device identifiers. Now, most Twitter users have no choice whether or not that data is shared with Twitter’s advertisers. Those in…

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