The best cheap Fitbit alternatives for workouts

If you’re hunting for a good activity tracker, the sheer number of options can quickly cause choice-paralysis. The rapidly growing market has seen standards set by wearable devices like the Fitbit Versa, Fitbit Alta, Fitbit Flex, and Apple Watch, but these high-end fitness trackers almost always cost a pretty penny. Some can even set you…

Best PC gaming accessories money can buy in 2020

So, you have a lightning-quick gaming rig all set up and ready to go. Through its tempered glass side panel, the internal components are awash in the neon glow from your LED-lit fans, RAM, and motherboard. Plugging your old keyboard and mouse into it would seem like an affront to your PC’s raw, unbridled power.…

Missouri man sentenced to 5 years for arson at Planned Parenthood...

A Missouri man was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday for throwing a firebomb into a Planned Parenthood clinic, federal prosecutors said.Wesley Brian Kaster, 43, of Columbia, was arrested in March 2019, about a month after he threw a Molotov cocktail inside the Columbia Health Center, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District…

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and family tested positive for COVID-19

Actor and former wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson said Wednesday that his family recently tested positive for the coronavirus and are now implementing stricter rules on socializing amid the pandemic.Johnson, 48, posted a video to his Instagram and shared that he, wife Lauren and two young daughters all tested positive for COVID-19 about three weeks…

Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver dies of COVID-19, dementia, at...

Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver has died of complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19, the National Baseball Hall of Fame said in a statement Wednesday. He was 75.He died peacefully in his sleep Monday, the organization said.Let our news meet your inbox. The news and stories that matters, delivered weekday mornings."We are heartbroken…

Digital vote suppression efforts are targeting marginalized groups, report warns

Bad actors trying to trick voters into throwing away their votes are hard at work spreading vote suppression disinformation online, according to a report published Wednesday by the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School.With less than 65 days before the November elections, disinformation experts are on high alert for efforts to…

Trump on mail-in ballots: ‘Let them send it in and let...

President Trump suggested that people in North Carolina should attempt to vote twice in the November election, once by mail and once in-person, to test that their absentee ballot has been counted.Sept. 2, 2020

Orlando Magic to open arena to voters, as NBA election push...

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Orlando Magic announced Wednesday that their home arena will serve as an early voting site for the upcoming general election, continuing the rapidly growing movement from across the NBA to open buildings to voters in the coming weeks.The Magic are opening Amway Center on Sept. 22 for a voter…

CDC tells states to prepare for distribution of COVID-19 vaccine by...

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told governors last week to prepare for the "large-scale" distribution of a coronavirus vaccine by Nov. 1, according to a letter obtained Wednesday by NBC News.In the Aug. 27 letter, the director, Dr. Robert Redfield, said the CDC had contracted with a pharmaceutical company, McKesson…

Barr denies systemic racism in police shootings of Black men

Attorney General William Barr denied Wednesday that systemic racism is a factor in the police shootings of unarmed Black men amid months of nationwide protests against racial injustice and police brutality."I do think that there appears to be a phenomenon in the country where African Americans feel that they're treated, when they're stopped by police,…

Apple iPhone 12 is still on track to launch in September

The fall is a busy time for phone makers as Apple, Samsung, and Google usually launch new devices a couple of months before the holiday season hits. The coronavirus pandemic put these plans in question, as the many links in the manufacturing, assembly, and delivery supply chain were significantly weakened. Apple seems poised to recover…

Fortnite’s Movie Nite will screen Christopher Nolan movies

Fortnite is once again flexing its muscle as an entertainment hub and will screen three full-length Christopher Nolan movies during Movie Nite on June 26. The movies include Inception, Batman Begins, and The Prestige. Which movie players will see depends on their locations. “Navigating distribution rights for different countries and languages for full movies is…