Juul stops selling flavored e-cigarette pods, kills social media accounts

Juul Labs, the makers of the wildly popular Juul e-cigarettes, announced today that it will stop selling most of its flavored vaping pods in retail stores. The company will also put an end to its social media promotions and advertisements. The decisi…

This Rental Company in Japan Will Let You Drive Your JDM Dream Cars

As fun as it is doing these driving road adventures in Japan in fancy sports cars, I realize not everyone who’ll be visiting Japan will be able to drive an Aston Martin or a McLaren on the best roads this country has to offer. In fact, most of the roads I’ve been on don’t need a million horsepower or doors that go up…

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How to Prepare Your Home for the Effects of Climate Change

Climate change used to seem like something that would confront our grandchildren—a distant concern. Now, though, it’s staring us right in the face when we get up in the morning.

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Creed From The Office Wants to Know: ‘What Do You Think Is the Best Kind of Car?’

I spent Monday evening immersed in what’s probably now my fifth run through the entire series of The Office (U.S.), and like most superb shows or movies watched countless times, each go-around, I notice something new. Last night, my girlfriend picked up on a bit that she, nor I, ever saw before: Creed, the eccentric…

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Lime launches its first car-sharing service in Seattle

It's true: after a long time focusing on scooters, Lime is ready to delve into four-wheeled transportation. The startup is launching a car-sharing service, LimePod, that will be available in Seattle as of this week. As with scooters, it'll cost jus…

That Tesla Model 3 Performance’s DQ at Global Time Attack Wasn’t Really A Surprise [Updated]

Truly, there’s nothing worse than a fanboy. Yesterday, we covered the Tesla Model 3 Performance racer who got disqualified at a Global Time Attack Super Lap event at Buttonwillow Raceway Park because his car wasn’t running on an approved fuel type—i.e. gasoline. He was even pulled mid-podium, according to the video of…

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That Tesla Model 3 Performance’s DQ at Global Time Attack Wasn’t Really A Surprise

Truly, there’s nothing worse than a fanboy. Yesterday, we covered the Tesla Model 3 Performance racer who got disqualified at a Global Time Attack Super Lap event at Buttonwillow Raceway Park because his car wasn’t running on an approved fuel type—i.e. gasoline. He was even pulled mid-podium, according to the video of…

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Dealmaster: Take 22% off an Nvidia Shield TV 4K media streamer

Dealmaster: Take 22% off an Nvidia Shield TV 4K media streamer

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Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today’s list is headlined by a deal on Nvidia’s Shield TV, which is currently down to $140. That’s a $40 discount, tied for the lowest price we’ve seen for the 4K media streamer.

The Shield TV has been around for a few years, but it’s still the box to own if you want Android TV. Nvidia continues to support the device with regular updates, and the hardware remains more than fast enough to keep everything smooth. While Roku and Amazon offer 4K HDR streamers for far less, the Shield is more flexible when it comes to local file support, with a couple of USB ports for connecting external peripherals and the ability to serve as its own Plex server.

It works with both the Google Assistant and Alexa—the latter requires a pre-existing Alexa device—and can be paired with a tuner to show live TV. The Shield also works like a pseudo game console with Nvidia’s GeForce Now streaming service, though this deal doesn’t include the company’s game-controller accessory. The only glaring downside is that it lacks Dolby Vision HDR, unlike the Apple TV 4K.

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We unbox the $200 “power armor” Fallout ’76 version so you don’t have to

Sam Machkovech

A surprise showed up at my doorstep last night: the Fallout ’76 “power armor” edition, arriving ahead of the game’s official launch at 12:01am tomorrow morning (Wednesday, November 14). This $200 special edition has been sold out for quite some time, as it was announced well before the game began receiving more public scrutiny.

But even though its sticker price includes a DLC-loaded version of the retail game, most of its cost is made up of Fallout series swag. Even if you’re wary about the game’s buggy beta period, is there still enough here to justify the insane cost for a series diehard?

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Senators call for FTC investigation into ads in children’s apps

Last month, a study published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics described just how prevalent advertising is in apps geared towards children, and its findings have now led three Senators to ask the FTC to investigate. Senator…