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Happy Towel Day!

Towel Day is celebrated every year on 25 May as a tribute to the author Douglas Adams by his fans. On this day, fans openly carry a towel with them, as described in Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy or share their folded animal towels to demonstrate their appreciation for the books and the author. The commemoration was first held 25 May 2001, two weeks after Adams’ death on 11 May.

Wi-Fi gets quicker with 802.11ax, but buying early might offer few advantages

802.11ax Wi-Fi is faster, but most people should wait to buy into it | PCWorld

802.11ax Wi-Fi is faster, but most people should wait to buy into it | PCWorldhttps://www.pcworld.com/article/3269364/network-router/wi-fi-gets-quicker-with-80211ax-but-buying-early-might-offer-few-advantages.html?idg_eid=412374c121fe539738655f52ae490f8f&email_SHA1_lc=f6d5fe2a378ea202f8af35117edcb06be2465c6d&cid=mw_nlt_mw_daily_html_2018-04-25&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Macworld%20Daily%202018-04-25&utm_term=mw_daily_htmlThe latest Wi-Fi standard makes home networks faster, especially for video streaming. The transition from 802.11ac to 802.11ax promises a modern networking hub that can cope with the burgeoning number and diversity of wireless devices that need access to your broadband connection.

Facebook logs SMS texts and calls, users find as they delete accounts

Facebook logs SMS texts and calls, users find as they delete accounts | Technology | The Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/mar/25/facebook-logs-texts-and-calls-users-find-as-they-delete-accounts-cambridge-analytica?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+main+NEW+H+categories&utm_term=269049&subid=19723158&CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2As users continue to delete their Facebook accounts in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a number are discovering that the social network holds far more data about them than they expected, including complete logs of incoming and outgoing calls and SMS messages.

Facebook and Google a menace to society

George Soros: Facebook and Google a menace to society | Business | The Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jan/25/george-soros-facebook-and-google-are-a-menace-to-society?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+main+NEW+H+categories&utm_term=262033&subid=19723158&CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2Billionaire warns of ‘far-reaching adverse consequences’ for democracy and says social media companies’ ‘days are numbered’

Which museums are taking part in the upcoming free-admission day? Here’s the complete list

Which museums are taking part in the upcoming free-admission day? Here's the complete list - LA Times

Which museums are taking part in the upcoming free-admission day? Here's the complete list – LA Timeshttp://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-free-museums-day-20180102-story.htmlDozens of Southern California museums will offer free admission on Jan. 28, saving upward of $25 per person. Here’s who’s participating in the Museums Free-for-All.

Microsoft’s Cortana now has 230 skills (and Amazon’s Alexa, 25,000)

Microsoft's Cortana now has 230 skills (and Amazon's Alexa, 25,000) | ZDNet

Microsoft’s Cortana now has 230 skills (and Amazon’s Alexa, 25,000) | ZDNethttp://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-cortana-now-has-230-skills-and-amazons-alexa-25000/?promo=404&tag=nl.e404.em&ttag=e404&s_cid=e404&ftag=CAD-04-10aag0g&cval=cnet-nl-zd&bhid=27170905380744054130315685538756Microsoft’s Cortana is lagging far behind Amazon’s Alexa when it comes to available skills, and doesn’t look to catch up any time soon.

Black Friday Deals Galore

Apple's Black Friday deals offer up to $150 gift cards with purchases | Cult of Mac

Apple’s Black Friday deals offer up to $150 gift cards with purchases | Cult of Machttps://www.cultofmac.com/515847/apples-black-friday-deals-offer-150-gift-cards-purchases/As a premium brand, Apple’s not exactly known for its discounts or plethora of special offers. This year’s Black Friday is no different if you’ve been holding out for 50 percent reductions on the cost of a new iMac, or a buy-1-get-1-free deal on new Apple Watches.

Wirecutter’s best early deals for Black Fridayhttps://www.engadget.com/2017/11/23/wirecutter-black-friday-deals-thanksgiving-2017/Get ready to scoff those turkeys, there’s shopping to be done, including getting a $25 Fire TV stick.

Black Friday 2017: The absolute best deals we've found so far - CNET

Black Friday 2017: The absolute best deals we’ve found so far – CNEThttps://www.cnet.com/pictures/very-best-black-friday-deals-2017-updated/?ftag=CAD1acfa04&bhid=27170905380744054130315685538756Happy Thanksgiving. Nearly all the Black Friday online deals are already available now. Here are the absolute best ones from cnet.com