Become a plant parent with Cyber Monday deals from The Sill

Mashable - 18 hours 11 min ago

These are our favorite plant picks from The Sill's Cyber Monday sale: 

If you really want a dog but should probably learn to take care of a plant first, The Sill has you covered with its Cyber Monday deals. From low-maintenance plants for beginners to finicky types for the more advanced plant parent, there are greenery options for every experience level at discounted prices this shopping holiday. Plus, all these plants come in one of The Sill's stylish, minimalist planters to add to your home decor.  Read more...

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Not just Darth Vader: The rich life of David Prowse, the man behind the mask

Mashable - 18 hours 59 min ago

Many actors dislike being defined entirely by their most famous role. David Prowse, who died Saturday at the age of 85, did not mind. In fact, he craved more of it.

"I created Darth Vader," Prowse insisted to a London reporter after the release of the original Star Wars in 1977. "His movement, his mannerisms are what I and no one else put into the character." Stung by what he saw as Lucasfilm's lack of recognition for his contribution, Prowse would spend the rest of his life pointedly signing photographs to fans: "David Prowse IS Darth Vader." 

To be sure, Prowse's imposing height and commanding presence inside the costume brought an extra level of menace to the most famous villain in movie history. But his insistence on ownership belied the fact that Vader was a true composite character: Created by George Lucas, imagined by Ralph McQuarrie (the artist who gave us that mask), costumed in motorcycle leathers by John Mollo, with scuba-mask breathing added by sound designer Ben Burtt, and voiced by James Earl Jones. (That last credit irked Prowse more than any other. He went to his grave believing he should have done the voice.)  Read more...

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Get up to $45 in rewards when you sign up for a Costco Gold Star Membership

Mashable - 19 hours 32 min ago

SAVE UP TO $45: Get a $20 Costco Shop Card and $25 off $250 online at when you sign up for a one-year Costco Gold Star membership.

Whether you want to shop IRL less frequently or just need extra food and goodies for your growing family, a Costco membership could be a big help. From family-sized snack packs to high quality furniture and clothes, Costco basically has it all (not to mention, the food from the food court is *chef's kiss* delicious). 

Through Nov. 30, use code MASH20 when you sign up for a Costco Gold Star Membership and you'll receive an email with a code to get $25 off $250 online at, as well as a $20 Shop Card sent to you in the mail. (Note that auto-renewal is required at time of sign upSee terms and conditions.) Read more...

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Here's a massive list of the best Cyber Monday tablet deals

Mashable - 20 hours 47 sec ago

These are the best tablet deals to shop Cyber Monday 2020:

  • OUR TOP PICK: Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 — save up to $150 and get a free $50 gift card at Best Buy

  • BEST BUDGET PICK: Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8-inch (32GB) — save $50 at Best Buy

  • BEST IPAD DEAL: iPad (WiFi + Cellular) — save $200 at Best Buy with a 2-year Verizon contract

  • BEST FOR KIDS: Fire HD 8 Kids Edition — save $60 at Amazon and Best Buy

Black Friday saw some amazing deals on tablets — so amazing, in fact, that many of them sold out. But it's not slim pickings yet. There are still some really impressive tablets in stock at good discounts. Most of the cheaper iPad models are gone now, but alternatives like Samsung Galaxy and Amazon Fire tablets are ready to be put in your cart. Read more...

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All the best Cyber Monday deals on headphones

Mashable - 20 hours 38 min ago

These are the best Cyber Monday deals on headphones as of Nov. 29:

Headphones are life savers these days. A pair with good noise cancelling capabilities can mean the difference between a good work day and a distracted one, and a pair with high-quality sound will make sure all your Zoom calls come through loud and clear. 

SEE ALSO: Amazon just dropped even more deals for Cyber Monday Read more...

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Get Hulu for only $1.99 per month, plus other Cyber Monday streaming deals

Mashable - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 23:03

The best streaming deals for Cyber Monday 2020:

  • BEST TV/MOVIE STREAMING DEAL: Hulu — $1.99/month for 12 months

  • BEST MUSIC STREAMING DEAL: Apple Music — get four months free through Best Buy

  • BEST STREAMING DEVICE DEAL: Roku Premiere — save $15.99

If anything's going to help us get through a winter of staying at home and social distancing it's streaming services. Whether you spend your time at home watching TV and movies or listening to music, we bet you'd like to save a little cash on streaming subscriptions.

Luckily, there are actually some really good Cyber Monday deals on streaming platforms — and on streaming devices like Roku and Fire TV Stick. Read more...

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The best Cyber Monday fitness deals to build your home gym

Mashable - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 21:59

Here are the best Cyber Monday deals on home gym and fitness equipment as of Nov. 29:

With coronavirus cases spiking all over the country, now is probably not the best time to be going to the gym. Instead, invest in exercise equipment for your home gym — even if your home is a cramped apartment.

If you need even more reason to buy workout gear, there's a bunch on sale for Cyber Monday. Save big on exercise bikes, ellipticals, massage guns, fitness trackers, and more. Read more...

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Blenders and food processors are on sale for Cyber Monday — including Ninja and Vitamix

Mashable - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 21:42

Cyber Monday deals have arrived. Here are our top picks for blenders and food processors on sale as of Nov. 29:

Blenders and food processors make food preparation and cooking so much easier. A powerful blender will never stall on you and can make everything from sauces to soups a breeze. Paired with a food processor that will be your mini sous-chef in the kitchen (making chopping, shredding, and mixing effort-free), you can really optimize your cooking time, and save tons of work.  Read more...

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Here's what Trump paid for each new Biden vote in Wisconsin

Mashable - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 21:26

In one of his last-ditch efforts to wrest the electoral college away from President-elect Joe Biden, Donald Trump spent big on a partial recount in Wisconsin. The effort focused on two of the largest blue counties in the state. 

Spoiler alert: it didn't go as intended. 

The Trump campaign paid $3 million up front, as required by state law, to finance a recount in the Democratic strongholds of Milwaukee County and Dane County. A full recount would have cost $8 million. Still, 460,300 people voted in Milwaukee; Dane County recorded 338,946. If you're going to go looking for troves of uncounted votes in a state with 3 million voters, these are the two counties you'd select.  Read more...

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The absolute best robot vacuum deals for Cyber Monday

Mashable - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 19:33

Best robot vacuum deals to shop Cyber Monday 2020:

If you're someone who loves having a clean home, but hates cleaning, a robot vacuum should be your splurge item this Cyber Monday. You don't have to drop a ton of coin to get a reliable robo vac that gets the job done. If you do want to dish out some extra cash though, you can get some pretty cool features like a self-emptying dust bin.

We've found all the best Cyber Monday robot vacuum deals from the top brands on the market to make it easier for you to shop. Read more...

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From MacBooks to Chromebooks, here are the best laptop deals of Cyber Monday

Mashable - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 18:28

Here are the best Cyber Monday deals on laptops as of Nov. 29 at 12:30 p.m. EST:

It's still *technically* a day away, but Cyber Monday is already bringing us a ton of discounts on laptops from brands like Apple, Microsoft, and HP — and just as we did on Black Friday, we're going to make sure you know exactly which ones are worth shopping.

Whether you're looking to upgrade your work/learn-from-home machine or get your very first laptop ever, we've rounded up the very best laptop deals of Cyber Monday (so far, at least). We'll be updating this list throughout the weekend as more deals pop up, so check back in a bit. Read more...

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Mysterious monolith is missing, and people have theories

Mashable - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 18:09

The metal monolith, planted by unknown sources in the Utah desert at some point before last week, has gone the same way it arrived: shrouded in mystery. 

Officials from the Utah Department of Public Safety and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources discovered the three-sided silver structure on Nov. 18 via helicopter, while on a routine mission to count bighorn sheep.

Now the monolith is no longer — except for some remaining rocks and a triangular piece of metal, according to visitors who posted photographs online Saturday. 

The "monolith" obelisk met a swift fate before we arrived. Only the triangular top remained as well as parts of the below-ground base. If I ventured a guess, it was probably dismantled by someone determined to prevent careless curiosity that tends to ruin alluring

— Jack Waters 🌹🇸🇪 (@h2oetry) November 29, 2020

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Cyber Monday is bringing us even *more* great Apple deals — here are the very best

Mashable - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 17:31

Here are the best Cyber Monday deals on Apple devices and accessories as of Nov. 29:

  • BEST IPHONE DEAL: iPhone 12 — free at T-Mobile when you join and trade in a qualifying iPhone

  • BEST AIRPODS DEAL: AirPods Pro — save $19.01 at Best Buy

  • BEST APPLE WATCH DEAL: Apple Watch Series 6 — save up to $69.02 on select variants at Amazon and Walmart

  • BEST IPAD DEAL: iPad (WiFi + Cellular, 32GB or 128GB) — save $200 at Best Buy with a two-year Verizon contract

  • BEST MACBOOK AIR DEAL: Apple MacBook Air (late 2020, 256GB) — save $100 at Adorama

  • BEST MACBOOK PRO DEAL: Apple MacBook Pro (late 2019, 1TB) — save $350 on Amazon

  • BEST IMAC DEAL: Apple Mac Mini (8GB RAM, 256GB storage) — $639 (save $60) at Adorama Read more...

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The TV deals are on for Cyber Monday. Here are our faves.

Mashable - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 17:13

Here are the best Cyber Monday deals on TVs as of Nov. 29:

If you didn't pick up a new TV on Black Friday, have no fear, Cyber Monday is here, and the cheap TVs are even bigger this year. (Or the big TVs are even cheaper — however you want to look at it.) Finding a 65-inch 4K TV for less than $500 is oddly common thanks to parts like LCD sheets becoming less expensive to make. We'll be adding to this list as Cyber Monday goes on, so be sure to check back. Read more...

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These monitors are already on sale for Cyber Monday — save up to $500

Mashable - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 16:44

Here are the best Cyber Weekend deals on monitors as of Nov. 29:

Monitors are a big trend this year, and that comes as no surprise. A lot of us are spending more time in front of a computer nowadays — and whether you're a gamer or a work-from-home professional, having a nice monitor to complement your setup of choice is always a good call. They expand your field of view, are more ergonomic than staring down at a laptop screen, and ultimately increase the convenience factor by a lot. If you've been holding back on buying one, don't worry that you missed all the good deals. There are great ones for Cyber Monday as well. Read more...

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Add life to your countertop with $65 off this Aerogarden system

Mashable - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 16:00

Save $65: The AeroGarden Harvest 360 is on sale on Amazon for $84.95 through Nov. 29.

It's nearly December and the days have certainly gotten shorter, but the lack of sunlight doesn't have to equate to a lack of greenery in your home. 

The AeroGarden Harvest 360 is $65 off through Nov. 29, and it's definitely worth grabbing. AeroGarden's systems are perfect for even those without a green thumb. The control panel does the thinking for you. It tells you when to add water, reminds you when to add plant food, and automatically turns lights on and off. 

There isn't even any messy soil to deal with. In fact, the full spectrum 20-watt LED high efficiency grow lights will grow your plants five times faster than those in soil. Yup, growing herbs and veggies straight from your countertop has never been this quick and easy. Get yours today for just under $85 to start enjoying fresh lettuce, tomatoes, and so much more.  Read more...

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Walmart's Cyber Monday sale starts at midnight, but these deals are already live

Mashable - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 15:48

Here are the best Cyber Monday deals to shop at Walmart as of Nov. 29:

Having treated the entire month of November as one long Black Friday savings event, Walmart's inventory is a bit pared-down ahead of its Cyber Monday sale (which officially begins Nov. 30 at midnight EST). But that doesn't mean there aren't still some stellar deals to be had — you just have to look a little harder. Read more...

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Bias, comeback, and aegyo: What all those K-pop words actually mean

Mashable - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 15:30

K-pop has taken the Western world by storm, with groups such as BTS, Blackpink, Stray Kids, and Twice captivating fans with their addictive songs and magnetic personalities. If your pop culture consumption has primarily been in English up until now, the Korean tidal wave can seem intimidating and confusing. 

This isn't helped by the very K-pop specific language many fans use — and I don’t mean Korean. Phrases such as "clearing the searches," "ending fairy," and "finger heart" are widely understood amongst K-pop fans, but may just feel like a third layer of incomprehensibility to newcomers.

Fortunately, the K-pop community is always happy to help anyone who asks. Whether you’re getting into K-pop, want to get into K-pop, or just want to hold a conversation with someone who’s already into K-pop, here’s a glossary of terms that will help you navigate the scene. Read more...

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Restock alert: AirPods Pro are back on sale at Walmart for only $169

Mashable - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 15:05

SAVE $80: Apple's AirPods Pro are back in stock at Walmart at their all-time-low price of $169 ahead of Cyber Monday.

UPDATE: Nov. 29, 2020, 9:04 a.m. EST These babies are going in and out of stock, so click the link, you might get lucky!

They're baaack.

Having been sold out since Thanksgiving, Apple's AirPods Pro have returned to Walmart at their best-ever pricing just in time for Cyber Monday: Normally $249, you can snag a pair for just $169 if you act fast. (At $80 off, they won't linger for long.)

SEE ALSO: Cyber Monday deals under $50: 20 picks that won't drain your savings

Released last October, these wireless earbuds have been one of the bestselling items of Cyber Weekend for two years running. (For those of you keeping up at home, they dipped down to $234.98 last Black Friday.) That's for good reason: Their noise-cancellation capabilities and sound quality are both surprisingly good given how small they are, and they're really comfortable even in small ears. (To read Mashable's official review of the AirPods Pro, click here.) Read more...

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Picking up a hobby for the new year? These Cyber Monday deals will get you started.

Mashable - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 11:00

2020 has been a year filled with... well, mostly dread, to be honest. But while this year has absolutely sucked, quarantine has provided an opportunity for some people to pick up new hobbies they never had time for before. 

If you'd like to get into a new hobby but haven't selected one yet, we've hand-picked a bunch of sweet deals for those who want to start off the (hopefully better) new year by pursuing new goals. 

From instruments to painting supplies and more, here are the best deals for those who need a new hobby as we head toward Cyber Monday.

1. Become a responsible plant parent

Having an entire plant nursery in your home isn't just nice for the aesthetic — it's also nice to have something to take care of. Stock up during The Sill's Cyber Week sale and save up to 50% on some truly gorgeous greenery. Read more...

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