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'Loki' cast test their knowledge to guess 'everything he's ever said'

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 09:48:38 +0000

'Loki' cast test their knowledge to guess 'everything he's ever said'

In a highlight of Disney's cheeky new Loki series, the God of Mischief is asked to sign a document verifying everything he's ever said, ever. 

So, for a fun little promo bit, Marvel gathered Loki stars Tom Hiddleston, Wunmi Mosaku, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Owen Wilson to play a quote-guessing game.

The rules? Wilson reads out a quote and they must guess whether or not it was said by the villainous Loki himself. See how much you know about Loki and everything he's ever said (hint: he might not be himself all the time, if you catch my drift). For example, who said this one? "I can feel the righteousness surging." Read more...

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Take this rugged speaker camping or to the beach

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 09:00:00 +0000

Take this rugged speaker camping or to the beach

TL;DR: Take your favorite music outdoors with the Trelab FX100 Waterproof Rugged Bluetooth Speaker, which is on sale for 14% off. As of June 16, get one for only $59.99.


When summer arrives, the party should start as soon as possible, which means you need a speaker that can keep up with you and all of your sun-drenched, water-soaked activities. 

The Treblab FX100, a rugged, waterproof Bluetooth speaker, is the perfect summer companion for whatever adventure you decide to get into. This speaker is waterproof, shock-proof, and dust-proof, which makes it great for hiking, fishing, beach parties, or a backyard barbecue. Read more...

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Turn your laptop into a portable, multi-screen work station

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 09:00:00 +0000

Turn your laptop into a portable, multi-screen work station

TL;DR: Need more screen space? As of June 16, get the Ofiyaa Dual Screen Display for $249.99 (16% off) or the Ofiyaa Triple Screen Display for $399.99 (19% off).


Getting an extra monitor doesn't necessarily have to mean you have to take up double the space on your desk. With the Ofiyaa Dual Screen Display, you can turn a single screen into a portable, dual-screen workspace.

The Ofiyaa attaches to your laptop directly and extends out into a second screen seamlessly. The multiple display modes let you choose to display either the same content on both screens or use them for different windows. It's designed to fit most laptops between 13 and 16 inches wide, so you can use it for different laptops you have in the house or share with the whole family. You can adjust up to 30 different screen parameters to meet your needs, and watch everything come to life with 1920 x 1080p resolution. The 202-degree large angle rotation lets you view your screen from many angles, so you can stay focused on the task at hand. Read more...

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Make your bike rides safer with these high-quality lights on sale

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 09:00:00 +0000

Make your bike rides safer with these high-quality lights on sale

TL;DR: Stay safe on your bike with CYCL WingLights, on sale for 32% off. As of June 16, get them for only $54.99.


Adding these CYCL WingLights to the handlebars of your bicycle is a quick and easy way to increase your visibility on the road and inform other road users of your intentions.

The CYCL WingLights are easy to install and use — just screw them into your handlebars and you’re good to go. Pressing and holding their button activates the WingLights 360s permanent light function, with white LEDs in the front and red in the back. With a single tap, they become direction indicators with flashing orange LEDs. With 360-degree visibility, they can be seen from all angles and at any time of the day. Read more...

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Walmart is giving Amazon a run for its money ahead of Prime Day

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 09:00:00 +0000

Walmart is giving Amazon a run for its money ahead of Prime Day

Here are the best early Deals for Days sales at Walmart as of June 15:

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Shudder's eerie 'An Unquiet Grave' trailer sees a resurrection gone badly wrong

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 08:15:20 +0000

Shudder's eerie 'An Unquiet Grave' trailer sees a resurrection gone badly wrong

If there's one thing that never seems to go well in horror films, it's resurrections. Bringing someone back from the dead, it turns out, is absolutely no cake walk (see: Pet Sematary).

This is certainly the case in Terence Krey and Christine Nyland's An Unquiet Grave, which sees a grieving husband enlisting the help of his sister-in-law to bring his wife back from the dead.

Needless to say things don't quite pan out as expected, and judging by the trailer it looks like the husband might also have a secret or two up his sleeve.

An Unquiet Grave lands on Shudder June 24. Read more...

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Save 98% on this digital art and animation designer bundle

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 04:05:00 +0000

Save 98% on this digital art and animation designer bundle

TL;DR: The Digital Art and Animation Designer Learning Bundle is on sale for £10.62 as of June 16, saving you 98% on list price.


Whether you’re watching TV, a DIY video on YouTube, or just scrolling on Instagram, you’re bound to see a few ads that use animation to draw customers in. If you’re interested in turning your digital art skills into animation skills, check out this Learn Digital Art and Animation Designer Bundle

In 16 hours of training, you’ll learn about the most popular animation programs, like Adobe XD and After Effects, Vyond, Keynote, and iMovie. You’ll also learn how to animate user experiences for websites, create characters for social media, create animated marketing videos, produce an animated logo, add animations to enhance presentations, and more.  Read more...

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Dive into the internet of things with this beginners course bundle

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 04:00:00 +0000

Dive into the internet of things with this beginners course bundle

TL;DR: The Internet of Things and ESP32 Arduino Beginners Course Bundle is on sale for £17.70 as of June 16, saving you 98% on list price.


With seven different courses and seven hours of content on ESP32, web servers, Arduino interfacing, and more, the IoT and ESP32 Arduino Beginners Course Bundle contains insights you'll need to become an "Internet of Things" creator. 

You’ll kick things off with an introduction to ESP32. Then you’ll learn how to interface Arduino with ESP32 using a single wire and even how to program the ESP32 board without writing a single line of code. There's plenty more after that — and, of course, you'll build projects of your own. Read more...

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Android's Messages app now has end-to-end encryption. Make sure you enable it.

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 02:41:37 +0000

Android's Messages app now has end-to-end encryption. Make sure you enable it.

End-to-end encryption for Google's Messages app on Android is out of beta, meaning you can finally ensure no one can intercept your nudes between your phone and your partner's. Shine on, you dirty diamonds.

Google announced end-to-end encryption in its Android Messages app last year, with the feature rolling out to beta testers. Now it is finally available more generally — and if you use the Messages app, it's a good idea to activate it.

"When you use the Messages app to send end-to-end encrypted messages, all chats, including their text and any files or media, are encrypted as the data travels between devices," says Google. "Encryption converts data into scrambled text. The unreadable text can only be decoded with a secret key." Read more...

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How to avoid flashing lights and photosensitive videos on TikTok

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 01:00:00 +0000

How to avoid flashing lights and photosensitive videos on TikTok

Here's how to make your For You Page safer if you're sensitive to flashing lights. 

While TikTok's curated For You Page provides an endless supply of content, users can unintentionally stumble across videos with intense visuals. Flashing lights may be detrimental for those with certain health conditions like migraines and sensory processing disorders, and may trigger a seizure in epileptic viewers

An estimated 65 million people in the world have epilepsy, and according to the Epilepsy Foundation, one in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy at some point in their life.

"For the people with photosensitive epilepsy, exposure to flashing lights at certain intensities or to certain visual patterns can trigger seizures," Epilepsy Foundation president Laura Thrall said in a statement with TikTok. "While the population of those with photosensitive epilepsy is small, the impact can be quite serious."  Read more...

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How to cancel Tinder Gold

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 00:03:00 +0000

How to cancel Tinder Gold

We've all been there: You're under the covers, scrolling through Tinder way past your bedtime. You're on a left-swipe roll and accidentally pass on someone you would've swiped right on so hard your thumb would break. 

The only way to Rewind — reverse your last swipe — is to pay for Tinder, so why don't you go ahead and just drop some dollars a month to pay for a Tinder Gold subscription? This will set you back $14.99 for one month, though the per-month cost decreases the longer you subscribe: $7.50 per month for six months ($49.99 total) or $5.00 per month for 12 months ($59.99 total). 

If, when you get the next month's charge, you regret this decision, you'll need to cancel Tinder Gold. Here's how to do it.  Read more...

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Wild Flower's Enby 2 is a fun, versatile sex toy for all genders

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 23:30:00 +0000

Wild Flower's Enby 2 is a fun, versatile sex toy for all genders

Heading into hot vaxed summer, you're probably on the market for new toys. Sure, you may have contributed to the bump in sex toy sales during 2020, but now you're vaxed and waxxed and looking for something fresh. Something that could be used in either solo or partner play. Perhaps you're queer and would love something genderless.

That toy has arrived: the Enby 2, by sex toy retailer Wild Flower.

The Enby 2 is the next iteration of the original Enby, which was released by Wild Flower in 2019. The name comes from the initials "NB," short for non-binary, and is designed to be used by anyone no matter their anatomy.  Read more...

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Wooden satellite could be orbiting the Earth by 2021

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 21:01:06 +0000

Wooden satellite could be orbiting the Earth by 2021

A satellite made of wood sounds like a concept ripped from the pages of Leonardo da Vinci's sketchbooks. But Finnish company Arctic Astronautics wants to launch one into space by the end of 2021. 

The WISA Woodsat, a microsatellite constructed out of plywood, was hoisted via weather balloon Saturday almost 20 miles above Earth. It was in the stratosphere to test the plywood construction in space-like conditions.  

It was armed with a selfie stick to document its journey and a sensor package supplied by the European Space Agency.

A physically unimposing 4-inch cube, Woodsat's "space plywood," made by UPM Plywood, is dried out in a vacuum chamber and coated in a thin layer of aluminum oxide to keep it from degrading amid the highly reactive oxygen above the Earth's atmosphere. Read more...

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The tech products that'll go fastest on Amazon Prime Day 2021

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 20:04:36 +0000

The tech products that'll go fastest on Amazon Prime Day 2021

Amazon Prime Day 2021 is upon us and we conducted a survey about the most wanted tech products this year.  Read more...

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This early Prime Day deal brings the Roborock S6 MaxV to its lowest price ever

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 18:46:33 +0000

This early Prime Day deal brings the Roborock S6 MaxV to its lowest price ever

SAVE $200: Need a robot vacuum and mop that does it all? As of June 15, snag the Roborock S6 MaxV robot vacuum and mop for only $549.99 when you clip the on-page coupon.


Prime Day hasn't even started yet, but the deals that have already rolled in — like this Roborock S6 MaxV robot vacuum and mop for only $549.99 — are an early treat for us shopaholics. Last year, robot vacuums were hot sale items with huge discounts, and judging by the deals that are already live, we're gonna see a ton of cheap ones this year, too.

If you're looking for a robot vacuum and mop combo that boasts crazy strong suction, look no further than the Roborock S6 MaxV robot vacuum and mop. The sale price on this robot vacuum dropped down to $579.99 a few days ago which was already the all-time low by about $20. But when you apply the $30 on-page coupon, it brings the cost down even further — to just $549.99.  Read more...

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Here's where you can pre-order Nintendo's long-awaited 'Breath of the Wild' sequel

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 18:33:43 +0000

Here's where you can pre-order Nintendo's long-awaited 'Breath of the Wild' sequel

TL;DR: The untitled sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is available for preorder at Best Buy as of June 15 — reserve a copy for $59.99.


It doesn't have box art, a release date, or even a name yet, but Nintendo's highly anticipated sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is already up for grabs at Best Buy.

As of June 15, you could reserve a copy for your Switch console there for $59.99; the store will let you know when it'll be ready to ship as soon as its launch date is announced (which will theoretically be sometime in 2022).

SEE ALSO: Playing 'Breath of the Wild' wrong was the best decision I made during social distancing Read more...

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New WarioWare? Advance Wars?? 'Metroid Dread'???? Nintendo's E3 kicked ass.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 17:36:14 +0000

New WarioWare? Advance Wars?? 'Metroid Dread'???? Nintendo's E3 kicked ass.

Even with E3 only happening in the most technical sense, Nintendo fans have got to be happy. The Japanese publisher delivered with exciting announcements at its Tuesday showcase.

The headline is unquestionably Metroid Dread, a new 2D game in the Metroid series and the first such Metroid game coming to consoles — yup, this one's for Switch — in almost 20 years. There's also a new WarioWare, bringing Nintendo's oddball minigame marathon emceed by Mario's arch-nemesis to the latest hardware.

We also got a big time deep cut with a remastered collection gathering together the first two Advance Wars games. If you've never played this superb turn-based strategy game — blissfully easy to learn, but lots of complexity beneath the surface — then you're in for a treat.  Read more...

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Disney orders Gaston from 'Beauty and the Beast' miniseres

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 17:35:07 +0000

Disney orders Gaston from 'Beauty and the Beast' miniseres

Disney is finally giving you that Gaston prequel you didn't ask for (at least not seriously). A Gaston and LeFou musical miniseries set before Beauty and the Beast will go into production at Disney+, focusing on the hilarious duo's adventures before Belle went and messed it all up.

Luke Evans and Josh Gad will reprise their roles as Gaston and LeFou from 2017's live-action Beauty and the Beast, with Briana Middleton joining the cast as Tilly, LeFou's stepsister. The miniseries is executive produced and written by Gad, Edward Kitsis, and Adam Horowitz.

“For anyone who’s ever wondered how a brute like Gaston and a goof like LeFou could have ever become friends and partners, or how a mystical enchantress came to cast that fateful spell on the prince-turned-beast, this series will finally provide those answers…and provoke a whole new set of questions,” said Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Branded Television. Read more...

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Why the heat wave hitting the Western U.S. is so intense

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 17:34:34 +0000

Why the heat wave hitting the Western U.S. is so intense

Records will break.

A mid-June heat wave, lasting through the week's end, is baking much of the Western U.S. A hot weather pattern amplified by a climate change-exacerbated drying trend has fueled the intense heat. Temperatures are expected to reach around 20 degrees Fahrenheit above average in some regions.

"This is an exceptional heat wave," said Jeff Weber, a research meteorologist at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, an organization that facilitates and performs earth science. "There is some possibility for all-time record heat coming out of this."

Many daily high-temperature records have already been broken and more such records will almost certainly break. Read more...

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These are the best robot vacuums for carpet — keep those rugs fresh and dirt-free

Fri, 26 Mar 2021 09:08:00 +0000

These are the best robot vacuums for carpet — keep those rugs fresh and dirt-free

Robot vacuums have become our mini housekeepers, and over the past few years, they've only gotten more powerful, with more smart features, and in some cases, more expensive. Whether you have a crazy work schedule or a large home that needs some extra cleaning, a robot vacuum will take some of the load off your hands. Vacuums with smart features let you schedule cleaning while you're out, control them with your voice, and even set which rooms should and shouldn't be cleaned.

But if your home is mostly carpeting or if you have a lot of rugs laying around, you might be wondering if a robot vacuum will actually clean them, or if it'll become more of a hassle for you to deal with (plenty of robot vacs are known for getting stuck in weird places, confused by dark flooring, or refusing to transition from hardwood floors to carpet).  Read more...

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OUR TOP PICK

Shark IQ Robot Vacuum with XL Self-Empty Base

The Shark IQ is the best value for a self-emptyting robot vacuum that does double duty on carpet and has a self-cleaning brushrolll.

  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Voice control compatible?: Yes, Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Suction power: 2000Pa
  • Navigation: IQ Navigation with total home mapping
  • App connected: Yes
  • Dimensions: 19.25 x 15 x 10.2 inches
$599.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR ALL-CARPET HOMES

iRobot Roomba i3

Homes that are mostly carpeted will appreciate the Roomba i3's dual rubber brushes and smart sensor technology.

  • Runtime: 75 minutes
  • Voice control compatible: Yes, Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Suction power: 10 times suction power of Roomba 600 series
  • Navigation: Smart navigation and home mapping
  • App connected: Yes
  • Dimensions: 13.34 x 13.26 x 3.63 inches
$399.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR THICK CARPET

iRobot Roomba s9+

The iRobot s9+ is top of its class in suction power and smart features, and would be ideal for homes with thick carpeting — if you're willing to pay the high price for it.

  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Voice control compatible?: Yes, Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Suction power: 2500Pa
  • Navigation: vSLAM navigation with home mapping
  • App connected: Yes
  • Dimensions: 12.25 x 12.25 x 3.5 inches
$1,300 from Amazon

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BEST FOR LOW-PILE CARPETS

Neato Robotics D4 Laser Guided Smart Robot Vacuum

  • Runtime: 75 minutes
  • Voice control compatible: Yes, Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Suction power: 1400Pa
  • Navigation: LaserSmart mapping and navigation
  • App connected: Yes
  • Dimensions: 13.21 x 12.56 x 3.92 inches
$429.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR HARDWOOD FLOORS TO MEDIUM-PILE CARPETS

eufy by Anker, BoostIQ RoboVac 15C MAX

Smooth transitions, strong suction, and smart controls make the Eufy RoboVac 15C MAX a strong choice for homes with hard floors and carpeting.

  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Suction power: 2000Pa
  • Navigation: Bounce navigation
  • App connected: Yes
  • Voice control compatible: Yes, Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Dimensions: 12.8 x 12.8 x 2.85 inches
$279.99 from Amazon

The Roku Express 4K+ is on sale and perfect for any new TV you buy on Prime Day

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 17:10:01 +0000

The Roku Express 4K+ is on sale and perfect for any new TV you buy on Prime Day

Save $10: The Roku Express 4K+ 2021 streaming media player is on sale for $29.99 at Amazon as of June 15. 


Prime Day promises plenty of incredible TV deals based on some of the early previews. But while you have that itch to upgrade your TV, keep in mind that it's the accessories that actually turn your living room into a home theater. And since streaming most likely takes up most of your TV time these days, a powerful streaming media player is one of your most essential tools. 

A modern TV does feature built-in apps for your favorite streaming services, but they're often a subpar user experience. Because of that, the Roku Express 4K+ streaming media player for $29.99 at Amazon is a must-have. This 25% discount on a newly released streaming device ensures you get access to endless streaming content at the press of a button. Read more...

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Nintendo unveils high-flying first look at 'Zelda: Breath of the Wild' sequel

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 17:00:31 +0000

Nintendo unveils high-flying first look at 'Zelda: Breath of the Wild' sequel

Well, it's not much — but at least it's something. 

At Tuesday's E3 Nintendo Direct, The Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma unveiled our first look at the still-untitled sequel to Breath of the Wild. In the clip, we see hero Link exploring the skies above Hyrule with a bunch of new powers, including what looks like the ability to walk through walls/floors and an arm canon that maybe doubles as a flamethrower?

It's a stunning first glimpse at a game we can't wait to play. But of course, we will have to wait: The untitled sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild isn't expected until 2022. Read more...

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MacKenzie Scott, enraged by the wealth gap, is donating $2.7 billion

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 16:58:37 +0000

MacKenzie Scott, enraged by the wealth gap, is donating $2.7 billion

MacKenzie Scott — a billionaire philanthropist and ex-wife to space boy Jeff Bezos — has pledged to give $2.7 billion to 286 organizations, she announced in a  post on Medium post Tuesday.

"Because community-centered service is such a powerful catalyst and multiplier, we spent the first quarter of 2021 identifying and evaluating equity-oriented non-profit teams working in areas that have been neglected," Scott wrote in her Medium post. "The result was $2,739,000,000 in gifts to 286 high-impact organizations in categories and communities that have been historically underfunded and overlooked." Read more...

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The best early Prime Day Apple deals so far — MacBooks, AirPods, and plenty more

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 16:51:16 +0000

The best early Prime Day Apple deals so far — MacBooks, AirPods, and plenty more

Early Prime Day Apple deals as of June 15:

BEST MACBOOK DEAL: 2020 Apple MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chip — save $49.01

BEST IPAD DEAL: 2020 Apple iPad Air — save $50

BEST AIRPODS DEAL: AirPods Max — save $50

BEST APPLE WATCH DEAL: Apple Watch Series 6 — save $70


Amazon Prime Day is basically here, but while you wait for it to officially begin next week, there are plenty of great deals you can already take advantage of.

Apple products are always a hot commodity, but they get significantly more popular during events like Prime Day and Black Friday due to their steep discounts. This year will be no different, and a bunch of Apple products are already on sale ahead of Prime Day. Read more...

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Here are all the best early Prime Day deals on robot vacuums

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 16:34:39 +0000

Here are all the best early Prime Day deals on robot vacuums

These are the best early Prime Day deals on robot vacuums as of June 15:


If you're planning on having a hot girl summer, you shouldn't be wasting your time cleaning when you can outsource the work. A good robot vacuum will give you more time to get outside, see friends and family you haven't seen in ages, and just unwind after the most stressful year. 

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All the best early Prime Day deals so far: Amazon devices, air fryers, AirPods, and more

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 16:22:05 +0000

All the best early Prime Day deals so far: Amazon devices, air fryers, AirPods, and more

Best early Prime Day deals as of June 15:


We're counting down the days until Amazon Prime Day (officially) starts on June 21, and in the meantime, there have already been some stellar deals to tide us over. We're of course seeing nice discounts on Amazon devices, but streaming channels, Apple products, and home appliances are already on sale as well. Read more...

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Best early Prime Day TV deals: Save on large screens and new 2021 models

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 15:42:02 +0000

Best early Prime Day TV deals: Save on large screens and new 2021 models

It's never a question in anyone's mind: 4K TVs are going to be a big item on Prime Day and Black Friday. It's simply a matter of when they go on sale and which retailers will drop similar deals in order to keep Amazon, the Prime Day headliner, on its toes. Expect affordable 40- or 50-inch TVs to get even cheaper with Walmart's Deal for Days event and expect savings on 60-, 70-, and 80-inch OLEDs at Best Buy's The Bigger Deal savings event.

In 2021, there are a lot of options for early shoppers — specifically on smaller Fire TV Edition TVs (usually for Prime members only), large high-end models from 2020, and even a few 2021 models. Deals on models just dropped in the spring are particularly juicy this year, considering that Prime Day (June 21 and 22) has been bumped up nearly a month compared to Amazon's traditional calendar. Read more...

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The best robot vacuums for hardwood floors

Sat, 13 Mar 2021 10:02:00 +0000

The best robot vacuums for hardwood floors

Robot vacuums have revolutionized the way we clean our homes. We no longer have to be home in order to clean because robot vacuums run on schedules that you can set for while you're at work, sleeping in another room, running to the store, or even on vacation. And as we enter Prime Day season, when Amazon, Walmart, and other retailers have big robot vacuum sales, it's a great time to buy a robovac.

If you don't have carpet, you might not be as inclined to invest in a robot vacuum cleaner, but these little machines are actually beasts when it comes to hardwood flooring. (Imagine never having to wear socks in your home again!) Read more...

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OUR TOP PICK

iRobot Roomba 675

For the price, the Roomba 675 has impressive features that will leave your floors debris free.

  • Cleaning pattern: Random
  • Run time: 90 minutes
  • WiFi enabled: Yes
  • Voice assistant integration: Alexa and Google Assistant
$252 from Walmart

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BEST FOR POWERFUL SUCTION

iRobot Roomba i3

A powerful and quiet robot vacuum, the Roomba i3 will do wonders for your hardwood floors.

  • Cleaning pattern: Neat rows
  • Run time: 75 minutes
  • WiFi enabled: Yes
  • Voice assistant integration: Alexa and Google Assistant
$399.99 from Amazon

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BEST SELF-EMPTYING ROBOT VACUUM

Shark IQ Robot XL with self-empty base

Forget about vacuuming for up to a month with Shark's self-emptying robot vacuum.

  • Cleaning pattern: Neat rows
  • Run time: 60 minutes
  • WiFi enabled: Yes
  • Voice assistant integration: Alexa and Google Assistant
$599.99 from Amazon

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BEST ROBOT VACUUM AND ROBOT MOP COMBO

Shark AI Robot VacMop Pro

Vacuum and mop your hardwood floors at the same time.

  • Cleaning pattern: Neat rows
  • Run time: 60 minutes
  • WiFi enabled: Yes
  • Voice assistant integration: Alexa and Google Assistant
$479.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR CLEANING CORNERS

Neato Botvac D7

With a large brush roll and long battery life, Neato's Botvac D7 is ideal for bigger homes.

  • Cleaning pattern: Neat rows
  • Run time: 120 minutes
  • WiFi enabled: Yes
  • Voice assistant integration: Alexa and Google Assistant
$799.99 from Amazon

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BEST BUDGET PICK

Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 11S

A slim profile and low price tag make the Eufy RoboVac 11S ideal for apartments.

  • Cleaning pattern: Random
  • Run time: 100 minutes
  • WiFi enabled: No
  • Voice assistant integration: N/A
$219.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR HOME MAPPING

iRobot Roomba i7

Set custom cleaning routines with the Roomba i7 and it knows exactly where to go in your home.

  • Cleaning pattern: Neat rows
  • Run time: 75 minutes
  • WiFi enabled: Yes
  • Voice assistant integration: Alexa and Google Assistant
$799.99 from Walmart

How to change the time on your Fitbit

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 14:38:56 +0000

How to change the time on your Fitbit

A Fitbit does lots of great things, but there's one simple feature you surely want to work correctly: the clock. Sometimes, however, the time on your Fitbit device might not be correct. Don't fret: There is a simple fix.

Now, to be clear, you shouldn't have to do this. For the most part, if you travel to a new time zone and sync your Fitbit to your phone, then it should adjust for you. It should also change with daylight savings time.

However, if your time isn't correct, fixing the issue is super easy. Here's how to do it, in six easy steps.

1. Click on your profile in the Fitbit app

Open the Fitbit app and locate your profile picture in the upper left corner. Click on it.  Read more...

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Lego-like house seeks to transform how we build (and live in) our homes

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 14:19:53 +0000

Lego-like house seeks to transform how we build (and live in) our homes

Construction and architecture are both among the least digitized and most polluting industries in the world. As global population is expected to reach 10 billion by 2050, we need drastically new ways of designing and constructing sustainable homes. 

The answer, according to the team behind Automated Architecture Labs, lies in utilizing automation and digital fabrication to revolutionize how we build. Read more...

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