Asha, a 25-year-old Asian elephant residing at the Oklahoma City Zoo, is expecting a baby in February 2022. The zoo released a video of the calf's ultrasound, even pointing out the growing baby's head, trunk, and legs. If you're wondering why we have to wait over a year to meet Asha's calf, it's because Asian elephants have a gestation period of 645 days...or around 22 months.
While the calf is taking its sweet time to enter the world, the zoo stated in the video that both mother and baby are "as healthy as can be," and that they'll be posting future updates. Plus, it isn't every day you...more
SAVE $300: The 256GB base model of HP's 15-inch Pavilion Laptop usually starts at $649.99 (depending on the color), but you can score it on sale for as low as $349.99 this Black Friday.
The vast majority of laptops we've seen on sale at Amazon and Best Buy this Black Friday have been fancy-shmancy models best suited for power users — your MacBook Pros, your Microsoft Surface Book 3s, your LG Grams. (You get it.) Deals on budget laptops have popped up here and there, but most haven't lasted long.
With that in mind, it's time to hustle on over to the HP Store: Select configurations o...more
If you're going to sign 1000 copies of your new book, you might as well make the most of that inevitable wrist ache.
Last month, writer Will Maclean's debut novel The Apparition Phase was released into the world. To mark its publication, independent London bookstore Goldsboro Books released 1000 signed and exclusive first editions to members of their monthly book club. But rather than just putting his signature on each one, Maclean had another idea.
"On the title page, you'll see a single word handwritten by me," reads a note from Maclean distributed with each first edition. "That word, althou...more
TL;DR: The All-In-One AWS, Cisco, and CompTIA Super Certification Bundle is on sale for £52.25 as of Nov. 26, using the code BFSAVE70 at the checkout.
Earning certain IT certifications can be a great way to prove your knowledge, even if you don't have years of experience under your belt.
The All-In-One AWS, Cisco, and CompTIA Super Certification Bundle can certainly help — it includes 20 courses and more than 240 hours of content on three IT skill certifications: AWS, Cisco, and CompTIA.
SEE ALSO: NordVPN is extending subscriptions for free this Black Friday
For a limited tim...more
SAVE $120: This 14TB hard drive (yes, 14TB) is a great way to free up some space on your go-to gaming console's internal storage — it's $120 off at Best Buy for Black Friday.
If you were lucky enough to get your hands on a PlayStation 5 (seriously, congrats), you've probably already run into a big issue, or are at least nearing it: Running out of storage space. While the console is pretty amazing in every other aspect, the measly 825GB internal SSD — which, when accounting for the console's operating system, leaves only about 667GB for actual games — is simply not enough spa...more
"Everyone here who wants a 360 will be able to leave with a 360."
In these new console-starved times, when pre-orders are hard to come by, it's hard to imagine anyone uttering such an outlandish statement. But that's exactly what a Best Buy rep said 15 years ago, on Nov. 22, 2005, as Microsoft launched the Xbox 360 at a blockbuster "Zero Hour" event in the Mojave Desert.
"Our goal with the launch event is to reward the gamer by creating the ultimate Xbox 360 oasis," former Xbox exec Peter Moore said at the time. "Gamers at 'Zero Hour' will have bragging rights to say 'I spent over 24 hours at ...more
Maisie Williams – also known as Arya Stark, daughter of Lady Catelyn and Lord Eddard, acolyte of the Faceless Men, you know the one – is considering buying some bitcoins.
On Monday, she asked her Twitter followers whether she should "go long on bitcoin" (going long, in traders' lingo, means betting that bitcoin's value will go up). Of course, this little poll caused an onslaught of memes and one-liners never before seen on this world or the world of Westeros.
should i go long on bitcoin ?
— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) November 16, 2020
Game of Thrones ref...more
Here are the best Black Friday deals on iPhones
OUR TOP PICK: iPhone 12 — free at T-Mobile
BEST FOR PHOTOS: iPhone 11 Pro Max — save up to $700 at AT&T
BEST BUDGET PICK: iPhone SE (2020) — free at Verizon and AT&T
With not one, not two, but five new models released since April, 2020 has been a huge year for the iPhone — a fact reflected in this year's Black Friday sales.
If you wanted a bargain on one of Apple's iconic smartphones this same time last year, the best you could do was up to $500 off. But this year, you can get some of the latest ...more
SAVE $100: Get the Shark IQ Robot Vacuum R100 for only $199 from Walmart starting at 7 p.m. EST Nov. 11 in an early Black Friday deal.
We've said it once and we'll say it again: Vacuuming sucks. Dragging around a big, heavy, loud vacuum to get your floors clean doesn't have to be the norm, since there are so many robot vacuums that can do it for you just as well. This Black Friday (and by that, we mean the entire month of November), you can find awesome deals on robot vacuums that will make your home smarter and cleaner.
If you haven't heard yet, the second round of Walmart's Dea...more
If you can't go to Australia to pet the koalas, the koalas will now come to you — sort of.
Google has added eight Australian animals to its collection of mobile AR creatures, allowing users to size up animated 3D renditions of the country's native fauna. It's an entertaining little update, and a good tool to help you determine which ones you could take in a fight.
(The answer, by the way, is "none of them," because the Australian animals that won't straight up disembowel you with their feet are so adorable that punching them will send you directly to Hell.)
To see the life-sized an...more