Samsung’s next wireless earbuds are the ‘Galaxy Buds Pro,’ according to FCC filing

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The Galaxy Buds Pro are rumored to look similar to the Galaxy Buds Plus (above), but the charging case will be different. | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge

It was inevitable that Samsung was going to make the switch from “Plus” to “Pro.” Even if there was a “Live” in between. The company has filed the necessary regulatory paperwork with the FCC for its next set of true wireless earbuds. It was already rumored that these would be called the Galaxy Buds Pro, and now it’s right there in documentation directly from Samsung itself.

The FCC filing comes with the usual confidentiality protocols in place, so it doesn’t reveal too much more about the Buds Pro. But an image of the regulatory label offers a preview of the charging case’s shape. It seems the Buds Pro will be housed in a case that more closely resembles the case from the Galaxy Buds Live than the Galaxy Buds Plus.

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Model rocketry in the 21st century

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If you’re a former model/amateur rocket enthusiast, a born-again rocketeer, or current practitioner of amateur space, you must subscribe to BPS.space. It is the channel of Joe Bernard, a young amateur aerospace engineer who makes the most jaw-dropping amateur rockets and rocket technologies (flight controllers, data-logging software, thrust-vector controllers, etc) that I’ve ever seen. — Read the rest

They Might Be Giants explain the Electoral College in a new song

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The new They Might Be Giants single, “Who Are The Electors?”, is a pop-rock civics lesson that belongs up there with “I’m Just A Bill” from Schoolhouse Rock. As the band explained in their newsletter:

Please note this song is FACT-BASED and does not represent They Might Be Giants’ personal views on the Electoral College system.

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Bizarro Erotica author Chuck Tingle made a moving animated short about depression and ghosts

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It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Chuck Tingle, the surprisingly wholesome author of such acclaimed literary masterpieces as Space Raptor Butt Invasion, Upset Tromp Supporter Pounded In The Butt By His Search For Meaning Now That His Bigoted Cult Leader Has Been Voted Out, Bigfoot Pirates Haunt My BallsPounded in the Butt By My Own ButtSlammed In The Butthole By My Concept Of Linear TimePounded In The Butt By The Sentient Manifestation Of My Own Ignorant Climate Change Denial, and of course, the classic Pounded In The Butt By My Book “Pounded In The Butt By My Book ‘Pounded In The Butt By My Book “Pounded In The Butt By My Book ‘Pounded In The Butt By My Own Butt'”‘”. — Read the rest

Family builds a rollercoaster in their backyard during shelter-in-place

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Backyard matterhorn

Did you learn how to crochet during shelter in place? Bake bread? That’s nice. Meanwhile, the LaRochelle family in Napa, CA were busy building a large-scale replica of Disneyland’s Matterhorn ride in their backyard and it is glorious. Yes, the ride is fully functional and, no, they did not skimp on the animatronic yeti. — Read the rest

More psychedelic-y demo version of The Beatles’ “Norwegian Wood”

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A friend just posted this on Facebook. It’s apparently one of the demo versions of “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)” featuring the George Harrison sitar part much more prominently in the mix.

Of course, “Norwegian Wood” is known for being The Beatles track where the sitar was first introduced into their music (and into Western popular music). — Read the rest

Welcome to Slimetown

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Aleia Murawski and Samuel Copeland create delightful dioramas featuring live snails.

They did a fun video for the Bully song “Guess There“:

You can also flip through their upcoming book, Snail World: Life in the Slimelight

You can pre-order the book via Broccoli.

You can finally buy Richard Simmons as a Chia Pet

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Yes, that’s right: for just $20, you, too, can have a Richard Simmons Chia Pet growing your own home.

Simmons is apparently offering lockdown workout videos as well. He also offered this helpful advice for dealing with isolation, in a 2012 interview with Men’s Health:

When the king gets depressed, he doesn’t call for his wife or the cook.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Live wireless earbuds are cheaper than ever for Cyber Monday

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Woot is offering the best price yet on the bean-shaped Samsung Galaxy Buds Live wireless earbuds. This model has gone as low as $130 during Black Friday, but they’re currently at $110 for Cyber Monday. Given that the Galaxy Buds Live debuted at $170 in the summer alongside the Note 20-series phones, this is a sharp price drop in a short period of time.

It’s obvious from looking at them that they offer a bold design, and according to our review from Chris Welch, these offer lengthy battery life and powerful sound. They also support wireless charging. The noise cancellation isn’t as effective as he’d hoped, but it’s a nice feature to have in a pinch. You’ll be able to find the Galaxy Buds Live available in a few colors at Woot, including…

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