Author: M Imran Khan

Actually thinking about passengers? Screenshot by ZDNet There’s something peculiar going on at United Airlines. The airline once known for its penchant for bloodying passengers’ teeth has suddenly evinced an enterprising, yet oddly human attitude toward its customers.Where other airlines have suffered from a myriad of cancellations, United seems to have flown by relatively unscathed.And then there are the little touches. I’m not merely talking of its insistence that all employees get vaccinated — heartening though that was. The airline has also used the pandemic moment to constantly consider what might add, even slightly, to customers’ satisfaction.United’s latest idea is…

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StackCommerce Gamers who don’t have dedicated gaming glasses, or ones of lower quality, simply don’t know what they’re missing. So we’ve gathered up 12 excellent examples that can level up your gaming experience, and if you order now they can be delivered between December 14 and 20. And if you happen to be a Mac user who wants to free up a little extra time for gaming, you can choose from over 200 apps to boost your productivity.GUNNAR 6-Siege Intercept Gaming GlassesThe amber lenses in these sharp-looking onyx-framed gaming glasses are hard-coated with silicone to prevent scratching and have anti-reflective…

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Balancing nutrition is key to healthy blood sugar levels. Getty Images Blood sugar is one of those things people typically think about in tandem with conditions like diabetes or pregnancy. But blood sugar is important for everyone to pay attention to, especially if you want to feel your best and have steady energy each day. So why pay attention to blood sugar? For one, if you feel hangry more often than not, then listen up: You’re most likely not eating foods that maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Our Health & Wellness newsletter puts the best products, updates and advice in…

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Marcato/KitchenAid/Mud Pie For anyone who can’t get enough pasta on their plate, we have something special for you. From cookbooks and pasta rollers to handcrafted assortments, any pasta fanatic is sure to appreciate these accessories. Fettuccine, linguini, tortellini, and other varieties of pasta all hold a special place in a gourmand’s heart. And once that noodle-y goodness is smothered in a rich, savory sauce, there’s no turning back! Whether you want to learn more about the art of pasta-making, or you have a friend who loves everything Italian and al dente, this list of tools and gadgets has everything any pasta…

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Harry Potter Hogwarts Tournament of Houses Welcome back to Hogwarts. The Wizarding World is celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Sorcerer’s Stone, the first film in a franchise that is still going strong. Cast members of the Harry Potter films will be reuniting for the anniversary special, Return to Hogwarts airing New Years’ Day on HBO Max. As part of the festivities for such a milestone event, Warner Bros. has also devised a magical experience to showcase the fans and celebrate the impact Harry Potter has had on the world.Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses is a competition show hosted by Helen…

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COVID-19 home testing kits will soon be free to everyone. Stephen Shankland/CNET For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO and CDC websites. If you’re constantly stocking up on rapid COVID-19 test kits to use at home, you’ll soon be able to get them for free. That’s because President Joe Biden’s new plan includes having private health insurance companies reimburse Americans when they buy a test kit. That means at-home test kits — which can easily cost $25 apiece — will essentially be free when people claim the reimbursement through their insurance.People who don’t…

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Send an iMessage to track your flight. Patrick Holland/CNET We’re in the midst of the holiday season, and with Christmas and New Year’s Eve only a few weeks away, you can expect a whole lot of holiday travel plans (despite the omicron variant and the latest travel restrictions for international travelers).If you’re making your way to the airport soon — whether it’s to take a personal trip or pick up a family member from vacation — you need to be prepared, and that includes having flight information ready to go so you can keep an eye on potential delays or gate changes.…

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Losing its touch? Image: T-Mobile, Wrevo Perhaps I’ve been lucky. more Technically Incorrect Every time I’ve visited a T-Mobile store, I’ve encountered customer service markedly superior to that of, say, AT&T.Not so many months ago, I visited both an AT&T and T-Mobile store and discovered opposed attitudes toward me as a customer.Then again, I’m not a T-Mobile customer. I’ve been with AT&T longer than is healthy. Perhaps new faces are more of an attraction than existing customers.Perhaps, too, T-Mobile is now struggling to maintain its image as, well, a little more human than the others.Bloomberg, you see, offered a slightly…

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Apple’s CEO Tim Cook announced this Saturday that Apple will be donating to support relief efforts on the ground after tornadoes across several U.S. states let dozens of people dead. According to NBC News, more than 70 people are feared dead after a series of tornadoes ripped through Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee, Missouri, and Arkansas through Friday and Saturday. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said this was the most devasting and deadly tornado event in Kentucky’s history. President Joe Biden also announced the U.S. government will come to aid for those states that need federal help: “The federal government is not going…

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Josh Goldman/CNET One side effect of spending more time at home during the pandemic is the realization that I have a lot of old tech lying around. A lot. Then, when I made a KonMari attempt at decluttering said tech, I unearthed several things I forgot I had — including an old laptop I stopped using years ago because it was too slow for my high-end computing needs. While this laptop no longer sparked joy for me, it turned out to be a perfect fit for my mom. It just needed to be cleaned up first, and I’m not just talking…

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