Study finds weighted blankets are more than a fad for insomnia sufferers

Study finds weighted blankets are more than a fad for insomnia sufferers

Weighted blankets are a bit of a fad at the moment, with a number of companies now selling these heavy blankets that were once commonly used by individuals suffering from certain health and mental conditions. Many people report positive experiences with these blankets, including better sleep quality, lower anxiety, and relief from insomnia. A new study evaluates that latter claim, finding that weight blankets do, indeed, help those insomnia sufferers.

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Baldur’s Gate 3 early access hit with another delay

Baldur’s Gate 3 early access hit with another delay

It's been a year of ups and downs for Baldur's Gate 3. First revealed during E3 last year, Larian was originally expecting to release the game in early access in August. Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic complicated matters, but development still moved along at a decent pace for the folks at Larian - just not fast enough to meet that original August window.

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Tesla outage forces EV app offline

Tesla outage forces EV app offline

Tesla's network experienced several hours of downtime today, forcing the electric car company's app offline and limiting functionality. The glitch, which Tesla is yet to comment on, came just hours after the automaker's Battery Day event during which CEO Elon Musk discussed the potential for a $25,000 car.

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PlayStation Phone 2 and an alternate Google Nexus

PlayStation Phone 2 and an alternate Google Nexus

This week a device appeared on an auction site with the title "Xperia Play2". This device is not a PSP, nor is it a handheld gaming device made by Sony with any other name. Instead, this would appear to be a real prototype of a device that'd be a direct follow-up to the original PlayStation phone: Sony Xperia Play.

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Google Maps gets new layer with data on recent COVID-19 cases around the world

Google Maps gets new layer with data on recent COVID-19 cases around the world

Google has announced a new layer of data that is rolling out in Google Maps, giving users information about COVID-19 case numbers for cities, states, and countries around the world. With this information, Google Maps users can readily see whether the area they're in or planning to visit currently a hot zone, ultimately helping users make more informed choices about their activities. The feature will be limited to mobile users.

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Google Pixel 4a 5G leak makes you wonder: Why not XL?

Google Pixel 4a 5G leak makes you wonder: Why not XL?

Today the Google Pixel 4a 5G was revealed in an unofficial capacity in a manner similar to Tuesday's leak of the Pixel 5. This device may seem like a traditional bump from one iteration of a phone to a (5G) version - but it's not as simple as all that. Instead, we're getting a similar name, basically the same software, and the same amount of data storage - and a few kicks in the pants.

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Rocket League disappears from Steam – Here’s why

Rocket League disappears from Steam – Here’s why

There are some big changes shipping for Rocket League today. Not only does today mark a rather massive shift to a free-to-play model for Rocket League, but it's also the end of an era for the game. With this free-to-play launch, Rocket League has officially left Steam - from here on out, the only place to get the game on PC is through the Epic Games Store.

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California will ban gas-powered new vehicle sales from 2035

California will ban gas-powered new vehicle sales from 2035

California will ban the sale of new gas-powered passenger cars and trucks from 2035, it's been announced, as the US state escalates its war on emissions that stoke climate change. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the new policy today, in a move that is likely to lead to furious debate about the continuing place of internal combustion in modern transportation.

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“Black Widow” delayed again: Marvel moves 3 MCU movies

“Black Widow” delayed again: Marvel moves 3 MCU movies

Marvel's "Black Widow" release date has been pushed back again, one of a number of delays that force much-anticipated movies into 2021. The news, confirmed by the Walt Disney Company today, affects at least three titles from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and means that 2000 will run through without a single new theatrical release from the franchise.

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This weirdly wobbling black hole upends our theories of the universe

This weirdly wobbling black hole upends our theories of the universe

Black holes are known for being voracious, inescapable, and some of the most impressive elements of the known universe, but what we didn't realize until now is that they can wobble. New research from the University of Chicago tapped a unique telescope array to track the supermassive black hole at the center of the M87 galaxy, and in the process unlocked a new discovery - and a fresh mystery.

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Samsung’s ECG tracking arrives on Galaxy Watch 3 and Active 2

Samsung’s ECG tracking arrives on Galaxy Watch 3 and Active 2

Samsung is enabling ECG readings for its Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Watch Active 2, upgrading the health-tracking feature having recently received FDA approval. The ability to take electrocardiogram readings puts the two smartwatches in relatively rare company, including the Apple Watch and a handful of others.

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The Game Awards 2020 gets a December date: Here’s what we could see

The Game Awards 2020 gets a December date: Here’s what we could see

If there was some question if the 2020 Game Awards would take place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, let it now be answered. Geoff Keighley has confirmed that The Game Awards will indeed be returning for 2020, only in a different format than what we're used to. For starters, there obviously won't be an in-person audience and the entire event will be livestreamed remotely, but that isn't the only change Keighley and his team have in store for this year's show.

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