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Review: Synchronic is a time-bending slow burn of a sci-fi thriller

Still upset about [redacted], though — Anthony Mackie gives a stellar performance as doomed man for whom time is unraveling. Jennifer Ouellette - Nov 22, 2020 3:00 pm UTC Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan star as New Orleans paramedics who encounter a series of bizarre, gruesome accidents in the sci-fi thriller Synchronic.Chances are you missed Synchronic,…

Four Ars staffers bought electric cars recently—here’s what we got

🔋 — Electric vehicle customers today enjoy a wide selection—and a $7,500 tax credit. Timothy B. Lee - Nov 22, 2020 2:30 pm UTC Enlarge / Our electric 2019 Kia Niro.Timothy B. Lee / Ars TechnicaOn Friday the 13th my wife and I went to a Kia dealership to take delivery of a Kia Niro.…

Xbox Series X/S vs. PlayStation 5: Our launch-month verdict

video gaaaaames — Which new console is worth your hundreds? Our direct comparison offers an answer. Kyle Orland and Sam Machkovech - Nov 22, 2020 2:00 pm UTC Enlarge / L-R: Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S.Sam MachkovechThough this year's newest consoles have only been on store shelves for less than two weeks,…

UK government buys chunk of bankrupt Starlink competitor, OneWeb

Spacing out broadband — Goal: launch global commercial Internet service focusing on remote areas by 2022. Peggy Hollinger, Financial Times - Nov 22, 2020 1:41 pm UTC Enlarge / A OneWeb receiver.The UK has entered the increasingly competitive race to become a global satellite Internet provider after taking control of failed space startup OneWeb with…

Robots invade the construction site

Builder eBob — A new generation of machines is automating a tech-averse industry. Will Knight, wired.com - Nov 22, 2020 11:45 am UTC Theresa Arevalo was in high school when she first tried finishing drywall at her brother’s construction company. “It’s a fine art,” she says of mudding—applying and smoothing drywall. “Like frosting a cake,…

Automated workflows are eating the world

In just the past 12 months, over $2.2 billion has been funneled into tech companies building workflow automation solutions. This isn’t a bubble. It’s a balloon. Hot technology companies like Slack ($14.5 billion market cap), Calendly ($60 million ARR), Docusign ($36 billion market cap), GitHub (bought by Microsoft for $7.5 billion), and Airtable ($185 million…

Online banks are just as safe as brick-and-mortar banks, and you may like them if you’re comfortable banking digitally

Credit card reviews Best credit cards 2020 Best rewards credit cards Best cash back credit cards Best airline credit cards Best small business credit cards Best 0% APR cards Best balance transfer cards Best student credit cards Best starter credit cards The best online brokerages for beginners The best investment apps The best stock trading…

The millennial cofounders of a luxury accessories startup reveal the social media strategy they used to quickly carve out a market

Zane (L) and Omar Sabré (R) Luke Marsden Photography This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers. Become an Insider and start reading now. Omar and Zane Sabré are the cofounders of MAISON de SABRÉ, a luxury accessories brand best known for monogrammed phone cases and small leather goods.  Since founding the brand in…

The German government tells people to be as ‘lazy as raccoons’ as it deploys humor to control the spread of COVID-19

Official adverts created by the German government last week encouraged the country to be "lazy as raccoons" to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. One of the ads, which was widely shared on social media, shows an old man speaking about how in the "winter of 2020" people became "heroes" after doing "absolutely nothing." Last…

Cybercriminals are increasingly trying to attack the ultra-rich at home — here’s how concierge security firms are protecting them

The wealthy need to protect their homes from hackers Johannes Mann/Getty Images This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers. Become an Insider and start reading now. Boutique concierge cybersecurity firms are now catering to the rich and famous, protecting their private lives — and fortunes — from hackers. "The home is the new…

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Review: Synchronic is a time-bending slow burn of a sci-fi thriller

Still upset about [redacted], though — Anthony Mackie gives a stellar performance as doomed man for whom time is unraveling. Jennifer Ouellette - Nov 22, 2020 3:00 pm UTC Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan star as New Orleans paramedics who encounter a series of bizarre, gruesome accidents in the sci-fi thriller Synchronic.Chances are you missed Synchronic,…

Four Ars staffers bought electric cars recently—here’s what we got

🔋 — Electric vehicle customers today enjoy a wide selection—and a $7,500 tax credit. Timothy B. Lee - Nov 22, 2020 2:30 pm UTC Enlarge / Our electric 2019 Kia Niro.Timothy B. Lee / Ars TechnicaOn Friday the 13th my wife and I went to a Kia dealership to take delivery of a Kia Niro.…

Xbox Series X/S vs. PlayStation 5: Our launch-month verdict

video gaaaaames — Which new console is worth your hundreds? Our direct comparison offers an answer. Kyle Orland and Sam Machkovech - Nov 22, 2020 2:00 pm UTC Enlarge / L-R: Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S.Sam MachkovechThough this year's newest consoles have only been on store shelves for less than two weeks,…

UK government buys chunk of bankrupt Starlink competitor, OneWeb

Spacing out broadband — Goal: launch global commercial Internet service focusing on remote areas by 2022. Peggy Hollinger, Financial Times - Nov 22, 2020 1:41 pm UTC Enlarge / A OneWeb receiver.The UK has entered the increasingly competitive race to become a global satellite Internet provider after taking control of failed space startup OneWeb with…