American Airlines rolls out touchless bag check but is still booking middle seats

American Airlines rolls out touchless bag check but is still booking middle seats

American Airlines announced on Friday that it is making the check-in process completely touchless, even for passengers who have to check bags. But the company continues to book passengers into middle seats, so it’s ultimately a small gesture that only slightly reduces the chance of exposure to the novel coronavirus. Starting Friday, passengers flying with … Read more

Cloudflare outage knocks Discord, DownDetector and others offline

Cloudflare outage knocks Discord, DownDetector and others offline

If you’re having trouble accessing an internet site or service, it may not be your connection. Many services that rely on Cloudflare for DNS and caching services to help them stay online are currently inaccessible. Affected services include Discord, Authy, Feedly and DownDetector (which is still faithfully notifying people about the issue on Twitter). Users … Read more

Ooblets guide: Best Wishy Well upgrades

Ooblets guide: Best Wishy Well upgrades

In Ooblets, you can use Wishies, stars you get for completing various tasks, to unlock upgrades. As you level up, you’ll unlock more upgrades from the Wishy Well. Some upgrades require prior ones to be unlocked first. For example, you won’t be able to unlock the third set of haircuts without unlocking the second set … Read more

Ten years in, Netflix is watching the throne

Ten years in, Netflix is watching the throne

Netflix’s last decade turned a video rental startup into streaming’s king. The next decade will see executives doing everything in their power to keep the crown. Yesterday, Netflix announced its second quarter earnings to investors, and executives spent much of the call addressing what they have planned for the next few years, including continued international … Read more

Hotels may add anti-viral mattresses after COVID-19 pandemic

Hotels may add anti-viral mattresses after COVID-19 pandemic

Thanks to science, you can still sleep easy in hotel rooms. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the hotel industry has had to make a significant number of changes. Many of these changes include increased cleaning protocols for rooms to ensure that guests don’t spread possible coronavirus to future guests. One change that may … Read more