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Bug Bite Thing/Free Covid tests/Readwise Reader
Recomendo - issue #379
Bug bite suction tool
In my ongoing war with mosquitoes, I've been trying different ways to relieve the itching caused by these tiny beasts' bites. The Bug Bite Thing is extremely effective, provided you use it right after noticing a mosquito bite. It's a suction tool that extracts the itch-causing mosquito saliva from your skin, providing instant relief. However, avoid using it on your face or neck unless you want a circular hickey. — MF
More free covid tests
Residents of the US can get 4 free Covid home tests mailed to them just by signing up here at this US covid.gov site. This offer works even if you got free tests from the earlier round. — KK
Readwise RSS reader
I’ve been using the new Readwise Reader as a repository for all my digital highlights. Right now it’s still in Beta and free to use, and as an added bonus for users, there is a Weekly Wisereads newsletter that gives me the most highlighted content across the internet. That goes beyond just articles and includes the most highlighted YouTube video, Twitter thread, PDF or handpicked RSS feeds. The newsletter has also been gifting away free EPUBS by notable authors to add to your Reader. I’m an avid user of my Readwise highlighting app, so I really appreciate reading what everyone else is highlighting and reflecting on. — CD
Science fiction realism
The new movie The Creator posits a future war between humans and AI robots, but unlike previous Hollywood science fiction, it wants you to cheer for the AIs and robots. The Creator has the most daring and innovative sci-fi cinematography since the original Blade Runner, a deep blend of real and could-be. It might set a new standard for sci-fi style. For its visual pleasure alone, I found it worth seeing it on a big screen in a theater. — KK
Cancel free trials immediately
Anytime you accept a free trial subscription for a smartphone app, cancel it immediately. You will still be able to use the app until the trial ends, and you won't get charged if you decide you don't like it but forget to cancel it before the trial expires. Here's how to cancel a subscription from Apple, and from Google. — MF
Stained Glass Smash
I’m having fun playing with Stained Glass Smash at glass.funwebsite.fun. You just click the screen to smash the glass and haphazardly create geometric works of art. It’s creative and easy, and it’s a soothing distraction. — CD
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