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My PS5 and Xbox Series X restock strategy – Tips to beat the bots

My PS5 and Xbox Series X restock strategy – Tips to beat the bots

It goes without saying that the stock situation for the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 has been pretty dire. Not only is stock very limited thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but when new consoles are listed, they sell out almost immediately. While that makes it very difficult to secure a console of your own, it isn't totally impossible, and the tips in this article might help give you an edge when it comes to not only competing with other consumers trying to get a console, but scalpers armed with bots as well.

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CDC COVID-19 quarantine cut – Two shorter options you should know

CDC COVID-19 quarantine cut – Two shorter options you should know

The CDC has changed its rules on how long you should quarantine with a suspected COVID-19 case, in some cases halving the amount of time, despite coronavirus deaths and hospitalizations setting a new, ominous milestone. So far, the generally-accepted advice from the US Centers for Disease Control has been a 14 day COVID-19 quarantine, but new guidance has opened some loopholes in that.

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Apple M1 MacBook Air Review (2020) – Evolutionary Leap

Apple M1 MacBook Air Review (2020) – Evolutionary Leap

Were Charles Darwin here today, once he'd finished screaming at us for tinkering with necromancy and demanding to know what the heck a Lexus was, I think he'd want to see the new MacBook Air. Apple's M1-powered notebook is one of a trio of Apple Silicon showcases and, as the "Father of Evolution" was well aware, some generations take a leap forward, not just a step.

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Snapdragon 888 – Meet Qualcomm’s 2021 Android 5G super-chip

Snapdragon 888 – Meet Qualcomm’s 2021 Android 5G super-chip

We knew it's name, we knew the highlights, and now it's time for the big news on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, the chipset flagship Android phones will be using in 2021. Latest in the SoC-maker's 5G portfolio, the Snapdragon 888 not only integrates a 5G modem but cranks up CPU and GPU performance for up to 144 fps and 4K gaming.

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2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 First Drive Review – Luxury you can’t ignore

2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 First Drive Review – Luxury you can’t ignore

The 2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 is the first-ever SUV from Maybach and, you could say, a playful jab - and somewhat less costly alternative - to other super-luxe contenders like the Rolls-Royce Cullinan and Bentley's Bentayga. The Maybach name returned in 2015 as a sub-brand of the three-pointed star, and since then the automaker has sold more than 45,000 of its Mercedes-Maybach S-Class flagship sedans globally. In 2018, one in seven S-Class models sold was a Maybach.

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It’s only a matter of time before the Mach-E is Ford’s fastest Mustang

It’s only a matter of time before the Mach-E is Ford’s fastest Mustang

Ford has a new, faster Mustang Mach-E in the pipeline, and if your lodestar is the quickest vehicle with a pony badge then the electric crossover may end up being your port of call. The Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition doesn't quite slot in as the big daddy of the Mustang range, but it's definitely putting its coupe and convertible brethren on notice.

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Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine applies for FDA authorization – What that means

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine applies for FDA authorization – What that means

Pharmaceutical company Moderna will request Emergency Use Authorization from the US FDA for its COVID-19 vaccine today, the next big hurdle in getting doses of the drug out of trials and into public use. Moderna announced primary results from its Phase 3 study of mRNA-1273 - which it developed as a potential vaccine candidate for the coronavirus - earlier in the month.

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Convertible Review – Heritage only goes so far

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Convertible Review – Heritage only goes so far

Heritage can be a lodestar or it can be a crippling anchor holding you back, and few cars illustrate that quite so well as the Corvette. America's homegrown sports car star has the history, sure, but it's fair to say that in its last few generations it's felt more "quarterback gone to seed" than all-out contender. The 2020 Corvette Stingray changes that.

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Planet Computers Cosmo Communicator Review – It’s all about the keyboard

Planet Computers Cosmo Communicator Review – It’s all about the keyboard

The next time someone tells you all new smartphones look the same, show them Planet Computers' Cosmo Communicator. Promising the typing convenience of a physical keyboard, the flexibility of dual-booting Android and Linux, and the pure geek-appeal of anything that looks like a laptop but still fits in a (large) pocket, it's a clamshell unlike pretty much anything else on the market.

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2021 VW ID.4 electric range gets EPA confirmed – Here’s how it compares

2021 VW ID.4 electric range gets EPA confirmed – Here’s how it compares

Volkswagen's new all-electric crossover, the 2021 ID.4, has sailed through US EPA testing with no upset in its range results, an important milestone as the automaker tries to make a splash in the affordable EV segment. Arriving at dealerships imminently, the ID.4 is America's first taste of VW's MEB platform, its purpose-built architecture for battery-electric vehicles.

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Amazon Sidewalk 101 – A neighborhood network for the IoT

Amazon Sidewalk 101 – A neighborhood network for the IoT

Amazon Alexa has colonized the smart home, and now Amazon Sidewalk is coming to spread a shared network around your neighborhood. Both similar and different to mesh WiFi systems in approach, Sidewalk isn't just one wireless standard but a whole bundle of ways for Internet of Things (IoT) gadgets to get online, and future trackers to pinpoint your lost keys or pets. With a US switch-on soon, read on for what you need to know.

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AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness revealed – with some surprises

AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness revealed – with some surprises

A third COVID-19 vaccine candidate, co-developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca, is the latest to deliver successful trial results, with particularly promising pricing and logistics promised. The drug, ChAdOx1 nCoV-2019, showed up to 90-percent efficacy in one treatment regimen, and both Oxford and AstraZeneca have committed to supplying it on a not-for-profit basis during the pandemic.

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