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Save $100 on the Dyson Hot + Cool fan heater at Best Buy

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 17:36

February is a weird month for weather. One day we’re fighting our way through a snowstorm and the next we’re being teased with spring-like conditions. This can have you questioning the temperature in your home or office. 

When your central or radiator heat can’t keep up with the fluctuations, you need backup. The Dyson Hot + Cool fan heater has you covered on all fronts and it’s $100 off at Best Buy right now.

The Dyson Hot + Cool is powerful enough to heat a whole room with no cold spots, or it can be used for personal cooling. So, whether your heat isn’t cutting it and you’re shivering or it’s working overtime and you’re starting to break a sweat, the Dyson will help keep you comfortable. Read more...

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Stop shaming recipe bloggers for writing a lot

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 17:36

Every so often, someone will act very angry online because a recipe they clicked on has "too much text." They wanted to make mushroom ravioli, but instead had to scroll through a bunch of words about what mushroom ravioli means to a blogger's family. Boring!

It's true that many (if not most) food bloggers write long narratives preceding their recipes. Sometimes, they explain how they developed the recipe. Other times, they share why they chose to post this particular food, or explain the modifications they've made to accommodate family members with dietary restrictions. They might share a story about the dish providing them comfort in a difficult time, or how cooking the dish with a loved one healed a broken relationship. Food is personal, after all; it comes with stories.  Read more...

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Start your car from afar with this nifty remote – now $50 off at Best Buy

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 17:32

During the colder months, one of the absolute worst feelings is hopping into your idle car after a night of endless snow and struggling to insert your key into the ignition because you just can't stop shivering. If only you were able to start your car and warm it up before trekking out into the wintery unknown. Here's the thing – you can do that. Compustar has come out with a handy little remote car starter with impressive range, and you can get one now at a good price. 

The Compustar Remote Car Starter is a must-have for the cutting-edge car owner and it's $50 at Best Buy if you buy one right now. Turn your car into your own personal KITT from Knight Rider with this little device.  Read more...

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Pictionary has entered the digital age with "Pictionary Air"

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 17:18

Welcome to 2019, where even Pictionary has an app. "Pictionary Air" is here, and it features an app and nifty pen to draw in the air with. Read more...

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Amazon reveals new long-term energy plan for shipping

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 17:10

By 2030, Amazon says it wants to cut carbon emissions in half. The plan comes after Amazon was criticized by Greenpeace for not meeting expectations on prior energy goals. Read more...

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Jussie Smollett has been arrested for filing a false police report, Chicago PD give news conference

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 17:07

UPDATE: Feb. 21, 2019, 11:54 a.m. EST A statement from 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Entertainment has been included below.

Jussie Smollett, the Empire actor who alleged he was the victim of a hate crime in January, turned himself into the police Thursday morning for filing a false police report.

Smollett allegedly orchestrated a false hate crime against himself using two individuals he paid $3,500 to attack him using racial, homophobic, and political language and symbols, Chicago Police Department superintendent Eddie Johnson said in a news briefing Thursday. 

According to the police, Smollett orchestrated the attack because he was dissatisfied with his salary. Read more...

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Get the Toshiba 32-inch HD Smart LED Fire TV Edition for less than $100 on Amazon

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 17:05

Buying a new TV these days can be difficult. Not only do you want one that's the perfect size for your living space, but you also have to buy a top-of-the-line streaming device if you want to watch Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, HBO Now, and more. 

Enter the Toshiba 32-inch HD Smart LED Fire TV Edition, a mighty set that comes with a Fire TV streaming device built-in. It's now on sale for just $99.99, or $80 off its list price on Amazon.

SEE ALSO: NBCUniversal to launch its own streaming service to compete with Netflix, Amazon

The Toshiba HD Smart TV: Fire TV Edition is a budget television that provides rich and vibrant video and colors, along with deep blacks in an HD format. The Toshiba set comes with a Fire TV interface with access to thousands of streaming apps and channels, as well as live over-the-air TV without buying an additional HD antenna. Now you can have streaming apps and live TV channels in one place.  Read more...

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Singapore Airlines passengers have a camera pointed at them

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 17:02

If you're flying with Singapore Airlines, don't be surprised if it looks as though there's a camera staring at you from the back of the seat in front. There is a camera present, but the airline insists it isn't being used.

The discovery of the tiny camera, which we're more used to seeing positioned above laptop displays, was made by passenger Vitaly Kamluk. He tweeted asking for expert opinion as to whether this was indeed a camera.

Just found this interesting sensor looking at me from the seat back on board of Singapore Airlines. Any expert opinion of whether this a camera? Perhaps @SingaporeAir could clarify how it is used? pic.twitter.com/vy0usqruZG

— Vitaly Kamluk (@vkamluk) February 17, 2019 Read more...

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The Best Premium Foam Mattresses for a Comfy Night’s Sleep

How-To Geek - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 17:00

Layla

Traditional mattresses are slowly but surely being replaced by easy-to-ship, inexpensive foam mattresses. But you shouldn’t settle for the first foam mattress that you see, find something comfortable! We’re here to help.

It can be difficult to shop online for a mattress. Since you can’t test each mattress that you see on the internet, you need to take the time to consider your mattress needs. Do you like a deep, soft mattress? Or do you want something more supportive? Maybe you like to sleep on something that’s as cold and dense as a tile floor (I do, but, outside of Korea, good luck finding a stone bed like that).

A good way to figure out your mattress needs is to think about the mattresses of your past. How did they disappoint you, and what did you like about them? What would have made them better?

Even when you’ve figured out what kind of foam mattress you’re looking for, it can still be difficult to navigate through the complicated world of online mattress buying. That’s why we’ve taken the time to find the best premium foam mattress, for everybody’s needs.

Layla Dual Firmness Memory Foam Mattress ($1,099) Layla

Some people need a foam mattress that can do it all, and that mattress might just be the Layla. It’s a flippable mattress—one side if soft, and the other is firm. Both sides of the Layla mattress are made from a copper infused gel foam, which keeps you comfy and cool at night. And unlike some foam mattresses, the Layla can work with adjustable foundations, so you can prop yourself up or spread yourself out in whatever direction you choose.

This mattress is a bit pricey, but it offers a soft and a firm side — it’s like buying two mattresses for the price of one. People that have a love-hate relationship with their mattress might get a lot out of the Layla, as you can choose between a soft or firm mattress depending on your mood or changing needs. This mattress is also great for a guest room because it can be flipped to suit anybody’s preference—how’s that for some over the top hospitality.

Buy on Amazon LUCID Plush Bamboo Charcoal and Aloe Infused Mattress ($400)

If you’re looking for an affordable, ultra plush, odor-eliminating mattress, then you should check out the LUCID infused mattress. It’s made from a soft memory foam that can pull you deep into a wonderful sleep. And unlike some soft foam mattresses, the LUCID is firm around the edges, so you won’t be misshapen or hard to sit on.

But you’re not here for the firm edges, you’re here for the odor-elimination. The LUCID’s foam interior is infused with a blend of bamboo charcoal and aloe, which will neutralize whatever smells you bring to bed with you. That’s a pretty novel selling point, but unfortunately, if your back demands a very firm mattress you’ll have to keep looking.

Buy on Amazon Nectar Firm Gel Memory Foam Mattress ($699)

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Restoration YouTube will bring you deep into an internet rabbit hole

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 17:00

YouTube rabbit holes are an inescapable reality of the internet. You go to the site with one clip in mind and those damn thumbnails pique your interest enough to make you click on another video, and another, and another. 

There is one benefit to the never-ending cycle of YouTube videos: You only need to watch one clip on historic painting conservation to find one of the most oddly satisfying YouTube community out there.

SEE ALSO: Painting restoration YouTube is the niche relaxation you need

The restoration community is a corner of YouTube boasting thousands of subscribers and millions of views. For the most part, it breaks down into four major subdivisions: shoes, swords and knifes, small machinery, and toy restoration. Surprisingly, though, while all of these items, most of the content creators all had similar things to say.  Read more...

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Score a new Nintendo Switch Pro Controller – now on sale at Best Buy

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 16:59

The Nintendo Switch is one of the most popular items in gaming right now – units are flying off the shelves, and at one point it was near impossible to get your hands on one. But, now you have yours, and you're ecstatic. There's one problem, though – the console's included Joy-Cons are just *way* too small for your hands, and they become super uncomfortable after long play sessions. So, what are you going to do? Stop playing? No. You're going to pick up a Nintendo Switch Pro Wireless Controller – and luckily, it's on sale. 

The much more ergonomic Pro Wireless Controller is the perfect fix for your tired hands, and you can get some pretty decent savings on one at Best Buy for $13 off of its original price. That's the original $69.99 item down to $56.99 – so jump on it. Read more...

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Apple is teaming up with Goldman Sachs to launch a credit card later this year

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 16:55

Apple is jumping into the credit card business with Goldman Sachs.

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Apple and Goldman Sachs are joining up to launch a new credit card that will be heavily integrated with the iPhone. 

Using Apple Wallet, cardholders will be able to set spending goals, track rewards on purchases, and manage their account balances. Customers will also reportedly earn 2 percent cash back on most of their purchases with potentially higher bonuses on Apple’s products and services.

Apple employees will be the first to test out the card when its issued in a few weeks, according to the report. The joint credit card with Goldman Sachs will use Mastercard’s payment network. Read more...

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7 steps to becoming a badass digital marketer in 2019

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 16:52

Fact: people wait in lines to take Instagram photos in front of colorful walls. This is 2019. Love it or hate it: that's business, baby. Any smart marketer (or Gen Z'er) knows that content is king, and the best way to reach a wide but strategically targeted audience is through social media and digital marketing.  

If you choose to partake in social media for work rather than play, that's even more reason to master your craft. This Marketing, SEO and Affiliate Marketing Bundle can help demystify the world of digital marketing with nine online courses on the tools and techniques that actually work. From driving more traffic to your website using SEO, to learning how to use Facebook ads to engage with your audience, you'll learn it all for just $37. Read more...

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The CHI rotating curling iron is on sale for $79.99 at Walmart

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 16:50

It seems like hair styling tools are ever-evolving, which is good news for people who like having their hair done but hate doing their hair. 

The CHI Air Spin N Curl creates flawless curls and waves and all you have to do is push a button. This time and effort-saving tool is currently on sale for $79.99 at Walmart.

This curling iron is equipped with a one-inch ceramic barrel that rotates. To use the CHI, simply position the tool where you want the curl to start, slip a section of your hair into the opening, and press the button correlating with the direction you’d like the curl to go. The CHI grabs your hair and wraps it around the barrel to give you an even curl. Read more...

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This all-in-one hub for Apple gadgets can make almost all of your devices wireless — and it's on sale

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 16:34

There isn't much an Apple device *can't* do these days. They've got functional apps aplenty and powerful technologies galore. But to paraphrase a certain little mermaid, who cares? No big deal — you still want even more out of your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

That's fair. And that's why we're currently offering our readers a deal on the DoBox Portable Wireless Hub, a do-it-all solution that makes your Apple devices capable of remarkably seamless and convenient use with other peripheral gadgets. 

The DoBox works by creating a secure WiFi connection from cable internet access or public hotspots, then uses that connection to wirelessly pair your iPhone, iPad, and Mac with all sorts of appliances. (That includes an internet cable, printers, flash drives, hard drives, keyboards, TVs, projects, monitors, speakers, and more.) As such, it doesn't just give your Apple devices a broader range of wireless operations but also eliminates pesky cord clutter. Plus, if you take the DoBox with you on the go, you'll be able to charge your devices as you move and keep your most important files at hand thanks to its built-in battery and 32GB of internal storage.  Read more...

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Shower's squeaky pipes perfectly cover Snoop Dogg's 'Drop It Like It's Hot'

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 16:32

Every so often, showers sing better than the people in them. 

Usually, noisy pipes are cause for complaint. For Zac Ordene, it was cause for a quick concert, set to Snoop Dogg's "Drop It Like It's Hot." His shower's squeaky pipes perfectly replicate the sounds of the early aughts hit produced by The Neptunes. 

Watch and listen without getting too anxious about the fact that his very wet phone is sitting on the edge of a soap dish.  Read more...

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Sonos, Dyson vacuums, LG 4K TVs, Instant Pot, Roomba, and more on sale for Feb. 21

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 16:30

Ever get bored at work? While this pilot is clearly bored while flying an airplane, for those stuck at a desk there's a simple answer to workday doldrums. Online shopping of course! Shop these amazing deals we found on Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and Macy's and get the pick-me-up you need.

We've rounded up the best deals on 4K TVs and accessories from Toshiba, LG, and Sonos, home products to get your household in order from Dyson and Keurig, and Amazon smart home devices and tablets for kids and adults alike. That's just scratching the surface, though.

Scroll down to shop all of the best deals from across the internet for Thursday, Feb. 21: Read more...

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Huawei plan to fix British security fears due in H1 this year: executive

Technology News (Reuters) - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 16:24
Huawei will present a plan to address British security concerns about its equipment by the end of the first half of this year, a senior company executive said on Thursday, following criticism the Chinese firm has not moved fast enough to fix the issues.
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You’ll Have to Replace Your $160 AirPods Every Few Years

How-To Geek - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 16:24

AirPods are one of Apple’s most beloved new products. But, if you love them so much that you use them every day, expect the irreplaceable batteries to only last a few years at most.

RELATED: The Best Truly Wireless Earbuds (That Aren't AirPods)

AirPods have been on the market for a little over two years now. Throughout the last few months, we’ve been seeing more and more complaints of battery life issues with AirPods—mostly from users who’ve been using theirs for hours on end every day. With that much use, battery life will degrade in a matter of a couple of years. Unfortunately, that just means you’ll be throwing out your AirPods and buying a new pair.

Discarding your AirPods may sound extreme, but the batteries in the earpieces and the charging case cannot be replaced. Once your AirPods can no longer hold a significant charge, into the garbage they go.

AirPods Weren’t Designed to Be Repaired

First off, the reason that you can’t just replace the batteries in these things is that AirPods weren’t designed to be repaired in the first place. And no, it’s not that Apple just makes them extremely difficult to repair. Rather, AirPods aren’t designed to be repaired, period—if they break or the battery degrades to an unusable state, you’ll be throwing them out and buying a new pair. Sorry.

Just have a look at iFixit’s teardown of a pair of AirPods. Everything is glued together, and you can’t even remove the battery without destroying the earpiece. The same goes for the charging case. On their blog, iFixit says that “All in all, accessing any component—including the batteries in the case and in the ‘Pods—is impossible without total destruction.”

iFixit

Apple does offer repair services for AirPods, but we can’t imagine how Apple is repairing them. They’re probably just replacing AirPods with new ones, because there’s no way Apple’s “battery service” involves actually replacing the battery in an earpiece. It isn’t possible.

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The only Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ contract deals UK customers will ever need

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 16:15

Put a big red circle around March 8 in your calendars because it's on this date that the biggest phone release of 2019 will occur.

Samsung has announced three new phones: the Samsung Galaxy S10, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, and the Samsung Galaxy S10E. They are all set for release on March 8. Samsung has also unveiled a foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, but this handset doesn't go on sale until April 26.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 model price starts at £799, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ starts at £899, and the Samsung Galaxy S10E starts at £669.

We have picked out the very best Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ contract deals from across the internet, so you don't need to do the hard work: Read more...

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