Fri, 18 Oct 2019 21:29:36 +0000
Not many people, it turns out, want a Facebook-manufactured camera in their home.
This extremely intuitive revelation comes to us today via Fast Company, which reported that, according to sources at companies which supply parts for Portal cameras, only a "very low" number of the devices are shipping. Who would have thought?
Sure, Facebook is repeatedly embroiled in privacy scandal after privacy scandal, but surely that wouldn't stop anyone from shelling out their hard-earned cash to purchase a Facebook camera that also listens in on their conversations. Oh, wait.
For the blissfully unaware, Facebook initially launched two versions of the Portal — a dedicated device for video calls — back in in 2018 for $199 and $349. Updated versions of the device, along with a TV-mounted camera, are now on sale, ranging from $129 to $179. Read more...More about Facebook, Portal, Smart Speakers, Facebook Portal, and Tech
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 20:27:31 +0000
But, billionaires do exist and they’re living as lavishly as ever. Case in point: Neiman Marcus recently released its 2019 list of "Fantasy Gifts," a curated collection of items and experiences available for purchase via the retailer, each more exorbitant than the last.
And unless you’re a part of the nation’s top 2 percent (the company’s target market), you might think this is a joke. But it's not.
The gift list reads like an Onion article of what lower/middle class people think the rich buy one another for Christmas. Fancy cars. Luxury trips. A $70,000 house for your dog. Read more...More about Money, Neiman Marcus, Mashable Shopping, Gift Guide, and Gift Guide 2019
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 20:03:10 +0000
Not only does this phone tout 12GB of ram and the world's fastest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 plus but it also comes... in a suitcase! Watch as Mashable's Kellen Beck and IGN's Kevin Lee unbox and review it. Read more...More about Smartphones, Mashable Video, Gaming Smartphone, Asus Rog Phone, and Qualcomm Snapdragon
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 19:15:10 +0000
Have a friend who thinks their dog is a star?
Well, your friend is right. All dogs were born to be celebrities. (If they don't want to be one, don't make them, though.) And this holiday season, you can get in on the ground floor of the fabled dog influencer journey by giving them a gift they'll actually use.
Operating a pet account that's actually successful (never mind profitable) requires a lot of work, quite a bit of luck, and maybe an agent, but aspiring stars will also need some supplies to get started. Want to help them with the basics? Consider a pretty backdrop or a pet selfie tool to set up their first few shots. More interested in something sort of unhinged but extremely memorable? Have we got the bright fuchsia dog bed for you. Read more...More about Dogs, Influencers, Gift Guides, Gift Guide 2019, and Culture
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 18:58:56 +0000
It's Friday night, you're ready to hit the town, but you don't know where to go. Lyft wants to help with that, in a fun, albeit "joiner-y" kind of way.
On Friday, Lyft rolled out a new feature to Android users in Los Angeles and San Francisco called Trending Destinations. The point of the new feature is to help users "explore" their city.
When Lyft riders open the app to begin a ride, Lyft asks where they are going. Now, under the bar where you input your destination, there will be an option to click to see "Trending Destinations," or popular drop-off spots for other riders nearby. Lyft calls these places "points of interest" and they include bars, restaurants, music venues, and street fairs. Read more...More about Lyft, Ride Hailing Apps, New Features, Tech, and Transportation
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 18:43:27 +0000
Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski have been writing biographical movies about unlikely heroes for decades, but this one may be their masterpiece. Read more...More about Netflix, Mashable Video, Eddie Murphy, Coming To America, and Dolemite Is My Name
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 18:36:45 +0000
The co-writer of "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" expressed his disappointment with the movie in a recent interview. Read more...More about Entertainment, Music, Mashable Video, Elton John, and Lion King
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 18:35:47 +0000
The Clueless and Ant-Man actor says he pushed DiCaprio to be Jack Dawson in the hit movie. Read more...More about Entertainment, Mashable Video, Titanic, Paul Rudd, and Leo Dicaprio
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 18:35:07 +0000
The 12 Years a Slave actor will star opposite Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz. Read more...More about Entertainment, Movies, Mashable Video, Batman, and Comic Books
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 18:34:30 +0000
With two locations in Chicago. Alliance Bakery specializes in customized cakes and pastries for any occasion. This includes Halloween. Read more...More about Food, Halloween, Mashable Video, Alliance Bakery, and Baked Goods
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 18:33:35 +0000
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Fri, 18 Oct 2019 18:32:09 +0000
Park & Diamond’s collapsible helmet is breathable, stylish, ultra-portable, safe, and only weighs 8 ounces while complying with US, EU, and Canadian safety standards. Read more...More about Tech, Transportation, Mashable Video, Safety, and Bike Helmet
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 17:40:12 +0000
After word got around in Lebanon that the government was planning to tax WhatsApp calls, thousands of people demonstrated in the streets of Beirut.
The plan was to impose a 20-cent fee for a person's first call of the day.
As Fortune reports, the Lebanese government is deeply in debt, and passed austerity measures in July to help remedy the situation. That began affecting the lives of Lebanon's citizens by, for example, threatening the pensions of retired soldiers. Additionally, some reportedly believe corruption is preventing the country from getting the aid it needs.
The proposed WhatsApp tax, as well as proposals to increase VAT and gasoline taxes, inflamed anti-government sentiments. That led to the demonstrations, in which protesters called for regime change and revolution. Read more...More about Taxes, Lebanon, Whatsapp, Tech, and Social Media Companies
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 16:58:57 +0000
BEST DEALS ON HEADPHONES THIS WEEK:
The only thing more important to runners than their sneakers is a quality pair of headphones and a killer playlist. Running without music is like some form of medieval torture: it sucks. And cheap, crappy headphones just aren't going to cut it.
When shopping for a quality pair of headphones to wear while running, you'll want to look at a few key factors: Are they sweatproof/waterproof? Will they stay in your ears? Are the volume controls easily accessible? If you answer no to any of these questions, then you know the headphones aren't going to work. Read more...More about Running, Headphones, Bluetooth Headphones, Mashable Shopping, and Culture
BEST FOR WORKOUT TRACKERSBose SoundSport Pulse Wireless
While sound quality and flexibility are always good features, a great pair of headphones will do more than that.
BEST MID-PRICED WIRELESS OPTIONJabra Elite 45e
The Elite 45e headphones are an example of quality at an affordable price.
BEST TRULY WIRELESS EARBUDSBose SoundSport Free Wireless
These truly wireless ear buds can charge while you're using them, and the app can help you locate them in the event that they fall out.
BEST BUDGET WIRED HEADPHONESJBL Endurance RUN
These are the kind of headphones you buy in multiples so you don't have to fret once you've inevitably lost a pair.
BEST NO-FRILLS OPTIONROVKING Sport Headphones
These super-cheap headphones have an earhook design that keeps them on your ears, and are also sweatproof.
MOST FIT OPTIONS FOR WIRED HEADPHONESSony MDRXB510AS/B
These Sony earbuds offer multiple sets of covers and hooks to hold the earbuds securely in place.
BEST AUDIO QUALITY FOR WIRED HEADPHONESBose SoundSport
Bose SoundSport are a great set of headphones to buy when the clarity of audio really matters to you.
BEST OVER-EAR OPTIONLevin Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless Headphones
The Levin Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless Headphones deliver an affordable and reliable option for anyone who prefers over-ear headphones.
Sat, 27 Oct 2018 09:00:00 +0000
BEST FITNESS TRACKER DEALS THIS WEEK:
Wellness is a buzzy word lately. Over the past few years, we’ve seen a surge in all things health, wellness, and spirituality. Juice bars are popping up, boutique studios are becoming more accessible, and are chilling us out. Self-care is becoming more of the norm too, but amidst all this hype, it can be challenging to find the right routine that promotes good exercise, sleep, vitals, and mindset. Read more...More about Apple Watch, Fitness Trackers, Smart Watch, Heart Rate Monitor, and Mashable Shopping
BEST OVERALLApple Watch Series 4
Take heart monitoring to the next level with the Apple Watch Series 4's amazing EKG feature and FDA-cleared precision.
BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCKPolar A370 Fitness Tracker
Smartphone compatibility and a variety of wellness features makes Polar’s A370 Fitness Tracker our top choice for health management.
EASIEST TO USEFitbit Charge 3 Fitness Activity Tracker
The new Charge 3 provides no-fuss wellness features to take your daily sleep, workouts, and vitals to the next level.
BEST FOR ATHLETESGarmin Forerunner 735XT Smartwatch
With sport-specific settings, advanced training feedback, and a connected app, Garmin’s Forerunner 735XT Smartwatch is the perfect fitness companion for athletes.
BEST FOR TECH ENTHUSIASTSNokia Steel HR Hybrid Smartwatch
Add some tech to your exercise regimen with the Nokia’s Steel HR Hybrid with Alexa integration and three different heart monitor modes.
BEST FOR WATER SPORTSGarmin vívoactive 3
BEST FOR STYLEMotiv Ring
BUDGET PICKMicrotella Fitness Tracker
Microtella’s Fitness Tracker is affordable, monitors your heart rate, and comes with 14 different fitness settings for personalized workout stats.
BEST OF BOTH WORLDSSamsung Galaxy Fit
The perfect midpoint between the Fitbit and Apple Watch, the Samsung Galaxy Fit is great for tracking your high-intensity activities and for managing your daily life.
BEST ON-SCREEN WORKOUTSFitbit Versa
The Fitbit Versa is best for those who need some extra guidance in the gym, and thanks to its comprehensive array of on-screen workouts, you'll get exactly that.
BEST BATTERY LIFEWahoo TICKR
Won't take up precious real estate on your wrists and will provide personalized heart rate training, as well as an unbeatable 12-month battery life.
Fri, 17 May 2019 16:53:13 +0000
BEST DEALS ON SEX TOYS THIS WEEK:
If Instagram is to be believed, then self care for women basically amounts to face masks and daily affirmation apps.
Hot take: Sex toys are the ultimate self-care purchase.
Orgasms release oxytocin, the anti-stress hormone that gets you warm and fuzzy when cuddling, while dopamine, a neurotransmitter that regulates sleep, also makes an appearance. It stands to reason, then, that "I need to get laid" is a thing that actually makes sense to say when you're having a rough week. Read more...More about Culture, Sex, Sex Toys, Vibrators, and Masturbation
BEST FOR BEGINNERSSquish by Unbound
This adorable, button-free toy has risen to stardom due to simplicity: Harder squeezes equal stronger vibrations.
BEST RABBIT VIBRATORFifty Shades of Grey G-Spot Vibrator
Rabbit vibrators are the go-to for simultaneous internal and G-spot stimulation and this one packs 36 total vibration modes.
BEST CLASSIC VIBRATORCrave Vesper Vibrator Necklace
You can take that tingly feeling wherever you go with this quiet vibrator that's also a statement necklace.
BEST COCK RING FOR FEMALE PLEASUREJe Joue Mio
One of the best cock rings to help you achieve dual pleasure, the Je Joue Mio offers a comfy fit and impressive rumbles.
BEST ORAL SEX SIMULATORWomanizer Premium Clitoral Massager
Get the sensation of oral sex with this erotic combo of air, suction, and pattern randomization.
BEST FOR THE SHOWERLelo Sona Cruise
This ergonomic toy sucks (in a good way) and uses sonic waves to hit interior parts of the clitoris.
BEST BUTT PLUGButt Tingler by Lovehoney
Though not the prettiest one out there, it exceeds expectations as a beginner-friendly option.
BEST WANDLelo Smart Wand Medium
A curved handle and naturally-increasing intensity prove that wands made for masturbation are better than your generic "personal massager."
BEST FOR USE WITH A PARTNERWe-Vibe Sync
Couples can use the app with this remote-controlled vibrator to up the intimacy, even if you're states apart.
BEST FOR HBO AND CHILLGame of Moans Longclaw Dildo
The eighth season may not be moan-worthy, but this girthy dildo version of Jon Snow's sword is.
Thu, 27 Sep 2018 09:15:00 +0000
BEST ROBOT VACUUM DEALS THIS WEEK:
Pets are mediocre roommates.
Sure, they’re adorable and have a preternatural ability to cuddle. But pets are also messy — and unlike in a passive-aggressive roommate group chat, you can't tell a pet to clean up after itself.
They pay no mind as to where they shed or track dirt. You’re forced to constantly clean up after them which, frankly, we find pretty rude. Fortunately, robot vacuums are here to save the day. Or, at the very least, help cut down on your housework. These devices live for picking up stray bits of food, litter and hair, ensuring your home doesn’t turn into a den of debris. Of course, before you rush over to Amazon or (gasp!) an actual store, you’ll want find out which vacuum might be best for you. Read more...More about Home, Pets, Roomba, Robot Vacuums, and Mashable Shopping
BEST FOR CAT OWNERSiRobot Roomba 980
BEST AFFORDABLE ROBOTEufy Robovac 11
Provides a solid clean without breaking the bank.
BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCKECOVACS DEEBOT 900/901
Offers a lot of the bells and whistles found in more expensive models.
BEST OVERALLNeato Botvac D7
Armed with a number of exciting features, it’s a powerful vacuum that delivers.
BEST FOR MULTI-ROOM HOMESiRobot Roomba 890
BEST-SELLING ROBOTiRobot Roomba 690
MOST VERSATILEiLife V3
Fri, 01 Jun 2018 15:21:13 +0000
BEST DEALS ON ANTIVIRUS FOR MAC THIS WEEK:
There's a common misconception that Macs don't need antivirus software. Unfortunately, that's far from accurate these days.
Macs are generally more secure than PCs, thanks to a more secure operating system where certain aspects of its software are more locked down and harder to infiltrate by rogue software. Also, fewer people own Macs meaning fewer targets for criminals. However, that doesn't mean that it's impossible to get a virus on your Mac, or receive a suspicious piece of malware either. Read more...More about Apple, Mac, Computers, Antivirus, and Mashable Shopping
BEST HANDS-OFF ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARENorton Security for Mac
Norton runs in the background, keeping an eye out for any suspicious activity or threats to your system, without any need for interaction from you.
BEST FOR SECURITY SOFTWAREMcAfee Total Protection
McAfee offers extra tools like digital document shredding and anti-spam protection that help it rise above the rest.
FASTEST ANTIVIRUS SOFTWAREBitdefender Total Security 2019 for Mac
A little cheaper than its competitors, it's a strong opening gambit for a company that's more well known among tech savvy folks than the average consumer.
BEST FOR OLDER COMPUTERSWebroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus for Mac
Webroot Antivirus for Mac stores all its anti-malware protection information on the cloud, meaning it's speedy and has a small footprint on your Mac.
BEST FOR MAC-ONLY SOFTWAREIntego Mac Internet Security
Intego does a fantastic job of detecting anything thrown at it, albeit a little slower than with some antivirus protection.
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:32:43 +0000
BEST DEALS ON ANTIVIRUS FOR ANDROID THIS WEEK:
We hate to kick off this in such a negative fashion, but we feel obligated to alert all you Android users that your smart phones are vulnerable. While Android’s customization is great, the fact that they have an open platform makes them easier to hack and attack. And this can result in anything from lost photos and contacts to stolen credit card numbers and malware that bricks your phone, rendering it unusable and unrepairable. Fortunately, you can protect your Android by downloading an antivirus app. (Exhale deep sigh of relief now.) Read more...More about Android, Software, Smartphones, Antivirus, and Mashable Shopping
BEST OVERALLBitdefender Mobile Security
Amazing protection with minimal effect on performance.
BEST FOR EASE OF USENorton Mobile Security
BEST FEATURESAvast Mobile Security
A popular app that provides unparalleled protection.
BEST ANTI-PHISHING FEATURESKaspersky Mobile Antivirus
BEST FOR PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATIONMcAfee Mobile Security
BEST FREE APPSophos Antivirus and Security
An easy and affordable way to ensure security.
BEST MINIMALIST INTERFACEMalwarebytes Anti-Malware
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 18:25:30 +0000
BEST ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE DEALS THIS WEEK:
Antivirus software is an essential part of any PC owner's arsenal. Staying safe from viruses, malware, ransomware, and phishing threats is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what a good antivirus software package can protect you from. Many manufacturers now take a holistic approach to keeping your data safe, tackling more than just the odd suspicious file that might end up on your system. Read more...More about Tech, Software, Cybersecurity, Antivirus, and Mashable Shopping
BEST VALUEBitdefender Antivirus Plus
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus has a great reputation for detecting viruses, malware, and pretty much all other nasties you might need to spot. It's inexpensive too.
BEST FOR FAMILIARITYSymantec Norton AntiVirus Basic
A familiar name, Symantec Norton AntiVirus Basic will make the majority of its users feel safe and protected, even if the options are a double edged sword.
BEST FOR MULTIPLE PCSMcAfee AntiVirus Plus
McAfee AntiVirus Plus isn't perfect at eliminating all threats, but it's a bargain for those with multiple systems to protect.
BEST FOR AGING SYSTEMSWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus
If your PC is rapidly ageing, Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus is an ideal solution that won't slow it down any further. Even if it is a somewhat unknown quantity at times.
BEST FOR ADVANCED USERSAvast Pro Antivirus 2019
Avast Pro Antivirus 2017 is a great antivirus tool that doubles as a security suite, but many of its best features are available in the free version.
BEST FOR REMOTE MANAGEMENTSophos Home Premium
If you're the tech support for all the family, Sophos Home Premium is a convenient way of controlling their security, wherever you are. Its features are too advanced for some, though.
BEST FOR GAMERSTrend Micro Antivirus+ Security
If you need to be able to pause your security protection, such as when gaming, this is a great option.
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 10:00:00 +0000
BEST DEALS ON ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE FOR WINDOWS 10 THIS WEEK:
Like it or not, your Windows 10 is highly vulnerable to all kinds of pernicious attacks — and hackers are just getting more and more creative with creeping into your personal computer. Denial of service, SQL injections, cross-site scripting, and password attacks are just a few of the threats you’ll have to contend with. Read more...More about Tech, Software, Cybersecurity, Computers, and Antivirus
BEST OVERALL PROTECTIONNorton Security Deluxe
Considered the gold standard in antivirus software, this option tops award-winning and best-seller lists.
BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCKWebroot Internet Security Complete with Antivirus Protection
Get your typical antivirus and malware prevention for Windows 10, plus a password manager, encrypted account information, and cloud storage.
BEST FOR PARENTSBitdefender Total Security
Of all the products listed, Bitdefender specializes in software to protect and monitor your children’s usage.
BEST FOR VALUEMcAfee Total Protection (5 devices)
For its near rock-bottom pricing, McAfee Total Protection provides a solid array of antivirus offerings — though with somewhat moderate reviews.
BEST FOR FEATURESKaspersky Total Security 2018
The secure connection features allows you to encrypt your data, and receive wifi alerts when you’re at risk.
BEST FOR MULTIPLE DEVICES AND USERSAVG Ultimate 2019
Boasting everything and the kitchen sink, AVG Ultimate not only has antivirus software with a host of performance enhancing features, but is one of few options with unlimited users.
BEST FOR BONUS FEATURE OF CYBER SECURITY TRAININGPC Pitstop PC Matic (download)
Their ad and popup-blocking tools help keep you from clicking on malicious ads that could steal your sensitive information.
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:00:00 +0000
BEST DEALS ON GAMING LAPTOPS UNDER $1,000 THIS WEEK:
My first gaming laptop cost $1,500 10 years ago, and that was considered affordable. It wasn't a top-of-the-line model, but it wasn't a slouch either, sporting one of the better mid-tier graphics cards and a reliable processor/RAM combination. Read more...More about Gaming, Laptop, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Skimlinks, and Shopping Amazon
OUR TOP PICKLenovo Legion Y520
Lenovo balances price and power to deliver a well-rounded gaming laptop that can handle most of what the average gamer can throw at it.
BEST FOR A BUDGETAsus TUF Gaming FX504
The Asus TUF Gaming FX504 offers reliable performance without breaking the bank for gamers on a budget.
BEST POWER FOR THE PRICEDell G5 Gaming Laptop
With plenty of graphical power for an affordable price, the Dell G5 gaming laptop is proof that price doesn't have to lock out performance.
BEST FOR NEW GAMERSDell Inspiron 15 5000 Gaming Edition 5577
If you're new to the gaming scene and looking for a good place to start, the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 is a great pick.
BEST MULTI-PURPOSE LAPTOPAcer Aspire 7
With the Acer Aspire 7, you'll be ready for anything life or gaming has to throw at you.
BEST NAME BRAND LAPTOPOMEN by HP 15.6" Gaming Laptop
HP integrates its trusted brand design with plenty of power in the Omen 15.6" gaming laptop.
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 18:58:28 +0000
BEST DEALS ON GAMING LAPTOPS THIS WEEK:
It's time to level up.
If you didn't already know, PC gamers take great pride in the way they play. These are the folks who delight in the fact that PC gaming is just so much better than playing on a console, and if this Reddit thread is any indication — this way of thinking isn't going away any time soon. Read more...More about Laptops, Pc Gaming, Gaming Laptops, Mashable Shopping, and Tech
BEST CHOICE OVERALLMSI GP63 Leopard
A dependable graphics card, excellent speeds, and a lightweight build make this the complete package.
BEST FOR VR AND VIDEO QUALITYMSI GT75 Titan 4K-071
While it carries a hefty price tag, the MSI GT75 Titan is everything you could want out of a gaming laptop, down to VR and 4K.
BEST FOR GAMERS ON A BUDGETDell Gaming Laptop G5587
While you may not have $2000 to drop on some higher performance gaming laptop, you can still get reliable gaming performance with the Dell Gaming Laptop G5587.
BEST FOR POWER IN A SLIM DESIGNASUS ROG Zephyrus M
ASUS offers the best of both worlds with a slim and light gaming laptop that doesn't skimp on the power under the hood.
BEST FOR NEW GAMERSAcer Nitro 5
If you're new to PC gaming, the Acer Nitro 5 delivers a reliable laptop at a reasonable price.
BEST FOR TRADITIONAL/HARDCORE GAMERSAcer Predator Triton 700
Hardcore gamers expect power out of their platform of choice, and Acer delivers on that power with the Predator Triton 700 laptop.
BEST FOR BUDGET VRAlienware 15
Alienware is one of the most recognized names in PC gaming, and the Alienware 15 lives up to that namesake, even delivering a reliable VR laptop.
BEST FOR PERFORMANCEMSI GS65 Stealth THIN-051
This is one of the thinnest laptops built for intense gaming on-the-go.
BEST FOR SLEEK DESIGNRazer Blade 15
Think of this as the Apple MacBook Pro of gaming laptops.
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 10:00:00 +0000
BEST DEALS ON GAMING PCS THIS WEEK:
The popularity of gaming PCs has exploded in recent years. Sure, there are plenty of people who won’t abandoned their beloved consoles. But a large number of gaming enthusiasts have been shifting their attention. And with good reason.
For starters, the games are cheaper and the breadth available is truly astounding. After all, console exclusives are (mostly) a thing of the past. You can use your PC to play the latest strategy and simulation games as well as the top offerings in eSports and first person shooters. Additionally, thanks to the PC’s open platform, you also have access to a wide array of wildly inventive independent games. No matter your penchant and preferences, you’re always guaranteed to find something that matches your mood, skill and desires. Read more...More about Tech, Gaming, Computers, Pcs, and Mashable Shopping
BEST QUIET PERFORMANCECorsair One Pro
If you’re tight on space but crave the HD and 4K power of a larger machine, consider the Corsair.
BEST DESIGNiBuyPower Snowblind
BEST VALUECyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme
Runs great right out of the gate but can also be upgraded at a future date.
BEST PORTABILITYLenovo Legion C530 Cube
BEST FOR THE NEW GAMERAcer Aspire Gaming Desktop GX-281
Great brand with even greater support.
BEST BUDGET PICKDell Inspiron Gaming Desktop 5680
BEST GRAPHICSCyberPowerPC Gamer Panzer
BEST UPGRADABILITYAlienware Aurora R7
If you're in the market for a gaming PC with impressive accessibility and function, the Alienware Aurora R7 is a solid choice. Its tool-less design allows for upgrades to ensure a future-proof system.
BEST PERSONALIZATIONOMEN Obelisk by HP
The OMEN Obelisk by HP provides a smooth gaming experience, customizable features, and an impressive amount of storage.
BEST STYLISH BUDGET-FRIENDLY PCSkyTech Blaze II
Coming through with a light-up LED design and an impressive amount of RAM, the SkyTech Blaze II is a solid pre-built option.
Sat, 22 Jun 2019 08:00:00 +0000
BEST DEALS ON BLENDERS THIS WEEK:
Today's lesson in Cooking as a Grown-Ass adult: Blenders are used for more than frozen margs in summer and collecting dust in winter.
Hot soup without a stove, coffee without a coffee maker, and whipped cream without a hand mixer are just a few of the tasks these multitasking appliances can tackle. Similar to the way the mystical Instant Pot replaces a sauté pan or slow cooker, blenders can expand your meal possibilites tenfold without the clutter of multiple machines. Read more...More about Tech, Food, Kitchen, Mashable Shopping, and Blenders
BEST OVERALLVitamix Professional Series 750
This classic Vitamix annihilates fruits and nuts and has presets to make just about anything.
BEST FOR MIXING DOUGHNinja Mega Kitchen System (BL770)
Expand to pizza or cookie dough with this food processing bowl — just ignore the noise.
BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCKCalphalon Auto-Speed Blender
Novices and experts alike will appreciate the auto-adjusting speeds, screen, and long warranty.
BEST PERSONAL BLENDERNutriBullet Balance
Track fitness goals and nutrition facts with the Bluetooth smart scale and Balance app.
BEST SMART BLENDERVitamix A3500
Walk-away convenience and the touchscreen are life-changing, but iPads can be bought for cheaper.
BEST HAND BLENDERBreville Control Grip Immersion Blender
Dressing, soup, merengue, and whipped cream can achieve the perfect texture with 15 trigger speeds and an ergonomic handle.
BEST FOR WORKOUTSOster Blend-N-Go
A pre-gym smoothie always feels rushed, but this blending pitcher doubles as a sport bottle.
BUDGET PICKHamilton Beach Wave Crusher (58163)
This classic blender is great for newbies and triples as a personal blender and food processor — but you get what you pay for.
BEST FOR TRAVELINGPopBabies Personal Blender
USB charging makes this great for going off the grid or for work.
BEST FOR SWITCHING UP RECIPESNutriBullet
Though it only has one speed, you'll get two different blade options included with the set.
BEST FOR EXTRACTING NUTRIENTSNutri Ninja with FreshVac Technology
Get the most nutrients and best flavors from your produce with this blender's FreshVac pump.
BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCKMagic Bullet
A cheap, reliable blender that isn't too feature-heavy.
BEST FOR TAKING IN THE CARHomgeek Personal Mini Blender
With two slim sports bottles, this compact blender is a solid choice.
BEST FOR CAMPINGCozibot Travel Blender
Just because you're far from an outlet doesn't mean you need to skip your smoothie.
Wed, 09 Jan 2019 02:00:00 -0800
BEST DEALS ON 4K TVS THIS WEEK:
TVs with 4K displays are becoming the norm, with more streaming content available, game consoles running games in 4K, and 4K Blu-rays available for collectors.
With all the ways to get 4K content today, you'll need a TV that's up to the task. And there's no shortage of choice. But how do you know which one is the best for you? Read more...More about Tech, Home, 4k Tv, Oled, and Mashable Shopping
BEST OVERALL CHOICESony A9F
OLEDs offer some of the best pictures available, and the Sony A9F might be the best of them all.
BEST SAMSUNG TVSamsung Q9F
For fans of a truly colorful look, the Samsung Q9F will deliver that and then some.
BEST LG TVLG E8
For anyone who wants to go to the source, the LG E8 is the best OLED available from the primary maker of OLED.
BEST LED TVSony X900F
You don't need OLED for near-OLED quality, and the Sony X900F proves that.
BEST HIGH-END "STARTER" TVSamsung Q6F
If you're nervous about diving into the deep end of TVs, the Samsung Q6F is easily the best place to start.
BEST BALANCE OF POWER AND PRICESamsung NU8000
Eight series TVs are where performance TVs start, and the Samsung NU8000 best embodies that quality.
BEST BUDGET 4K TVTCL R6
For the more budget-minded shoppers, TCL offers just that with quality performance in the R6 line.
Wed, 24 Jan 2018 16:45:00 +0000
BEST DEALS ON INSTANT POTS:
Instant Pot (noun): The insanely fast, intelligent pressure cooker that can replace numerous kitchen appliances, and is quite possibly the most important technological advancement in recent historySpaceX is a close second. (Sorry pal, maybe if you cooked rice at the speed of light.) Read more...More about Home, Cooking, Kitchen, Mashable Shopping, and Instant Pot
BUDGET PICKInstant Pot LUX
BEST FOR CLASSIC RECIPESInstant Pot DUO
BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCKInstant Pot DUO Plus
An upscaled version of the classic that offers the best balance of recipe versatility and price.
BEST HIGH-END MODELInstant Pot Ultra
Your best option for a higher-end Instant Pot, the Ultra offers new personalized programming and an LCD screen.
NEWEST TO THE MARKETInstant Pot Max
BEST FOR BUSY SCHEDULESInstant Pot Smart Wi-Fi Series
BEST FOR ROASTS AND SOUS VIDEInstant Pot Aura Pro
For meals or roasts that need to be flat, the rectangular Aura fits what cylindrical models can't.
Fri, 02 Feb 2018 16:17:28 +0000
BEST DEALS ON DNA KITS THIS WEEK:
DNA test kits like AncestryDNA and 23andMe have become increasingly popular over the past few years — some 26 million people have taken them — and were a big gift item during the holiday season. The possibilities are quite literally endless — from finding your birth mother after 47 years to discovering that you're related to a president.
Though DNA tests are being added to more and more people's bucket lists, the sheer number of kits you can choose from is overwhelming. The result? A lot of interested folks opt out simply because they're not sure which kit to buy. (Even DNA tests for your dog exist. Yeah.) Read more...More about Adoption, Dna Test, Family Tree, 23andme, and Mashable Shopping
BEST FOR LITERALLY EVERYONE23andMe
Health screenings plus a recent addition of over 1,000 regions makes it the most all-encompassing test out there.
BEST FOR CONNECTING WITH RELATIVESAncestryDNA
Get a seamless process from start to finish with a massive genealogical pool and the ability to connect with found relatives.
BEST FOR HEALTHtellmeGen
Take charge of your health with this detailed test that analyzes medical predispositions and inherited risks. (But don't stop going to the doctor.)
If you don't care about contacting relatives or maternal/paternal tracing, MyHeritage offers the coveted pie chart and quick results for cheap.
BEST FOR UNIQUE GENEALOGY FINDINGSNational Geographic Geno 2.0
Instead of the traditional family tree, Nat Geo's whole exome sequencing will tell you how much you have in common with a Neanderthal.
BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCKLiving DNA
Coining itself as a 3-in-1 DNA test, this is easily your cheapest option to trace both parents' lines as well as the family finder.
BEST FOR SERIOUS GENEALOGYFamilyTreeDNA
Prices are weirdly steep, but FamilyTreeDNA offers detailed maternal and paternal line tracing you can't find anywhere else.
BEST FOCUS ON AFRICAN HERITAGEAfricanAncestry
While not as advanced as other kits, AfricanAncestry is the extensive reporting on African tribes that we've been waiting for.
OUR TOP PICK FOR DOGSEmbark
Spending as much as 23andMe's test costs gets you a full look at your dog's familial and medical history.
BEST FOR SUPER MIXED MUTTSWisdom Panel 3.0
A massive pool of breeds to test for makes it possible to discover the makeup of even the most confusingly mixed mutts.
BEST FOR NEW DOG PARENTSHomeDNA Orivet Dog DNA Test and Life Plan
The life plan gives your dog a customized diet, exercise, and play routine to maximize lifespan and happiness.
BUDGET PICKFind My Pet
This budget-friendly test does a breed breakdown and health screening for less than a bag of fancy dog food.
Wed, 03 Oct 2018 09:00:00 +0000
BEST DEALS ON MATTRESSES THIS WEEK:
Sleep can make or break your day. If you wake up feeling energized and refreshed, concentrating and functioning will be a breeze. On the other hand, if you spend most of your nights tossing and turning, the whole day can feel like a challenge. You’ll be fatigued, irritable, and reaching for the nearest caffeine source.
According to the , sleep deprivation might lead to serious health problems, including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and obesity. So it’s something to take seriously. If you need to improve your quality of sleep, it might be time for you to buy a new mattress. Read more...More about Home, Sleep, Mattress, Sleep Tech, and Mashable Shopping
BEST FOR BODY SUPPORTLeesa Mattress
Say goodbye to waking up with a sore back thanks to Leesa's three-layer construction and recovery memory foam.
BEST OVERALLThe Essential Mattress by Casper
Comfort, durability, and stress-free setup make The Essential Mattress by Casper a top pick for all of your sleeping needs.
BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCKT&N Mattress by Tuft & Needle
Online mattresses don’t come cheap, but the T&N Mattress by Tuft & Needle offers all the comfort and breathability perks at a fraction of the price.
BEST FOR TEMPERATURE REGULATIONThe Pod by Eight Sleep
This mattress tracks and learns your sleeping habits, then adjusts the bed’s temperature for optimal comfort.
BEST FOR COMFORTThe Nectar Mattress
BEST FOR DIFFERENT SLEEP POSITIONSSaatva Luxury Firm Mattress
BEST FOR SUSTAINABILITYAvocado Green Mattress
BEST FOR ADAPTIVITYThe Purple Mattress
Extremely comfortable and can adapt to almost any body shape, plus the customer support team will always have your back.
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:00:00 +0000
BEST DEALS ON ROBOT VACUUMS THIS WEEK:
The obsession with robot vacuums is obviously the fact that they make your life 100 times easier, but there's a hard part to the process: picking one.
"Roomba" and "robot vacuum" are essentially interchangeable terms at this point, but the robot vacuum market ain't what it was in 2005. Though we totally back nearly ever Roomba model, there's a whole new world of brands that you should be considering. Read more...More about Home, Roomba, Vacuums, Robot Vacuums, and Mashable Shopping
BUDGET OPTIONILIFE V3s
Hardwood floors will get two hours of powerful suction, but don't expect much for mopping or carpets.
BEST FOR TIGHT SPACESEufy RoboVac 11s
Quiet, low-clearance cleaning and suction on all floor types make this ideal for apartment dwellers.
MOST AFFORDABLE CONNECTED VACUUMShark ION RV750
Shark makes an impressive transition from upright to robot with this affordable WiFi-connected vac.
BEST FOR ALLERGIESECOVACS Deebot N79S
This internet favorite offers powerful suction, great battery life, and a HEPA filter for cheap.
BEST MID-RANGE ROOMBARoomba 960
This is not your basic Roomba — a camera for navigation and Aeroforce lifting cleaning make it the bot to beat.
BEST FOR PET HAIRNeato BotVac
Shedding overload? This ultra-connected vacuum deep cleans and keeps track of what it does — for a price.
BEST IF YOU CAN SPLURGEiRobot Roomba i7
It remembers floor plans, is totally self-sufficient, and can even empty its own dust bin without your help.
BEST FOR LARGE SPACESRoborock S5 robot vacuum and mop
Get a vacuum and a mop in one and leave the cleaning to your robot friend.
BEST FOR CLEANING UNDER FURNITUREEufy Boost IQ 11S
At less than 3 inches tall, this super slim robot vacuum beats out bulkier models and can easily slip under furniture.
BEST FOR HOMES WITH CHILDRENEufy Boost 1Q Robo Vac 30C
Equipped with a larger dustbin than other models, this vacuum will easily suck up any mess your child may have left behind.
BEST FOR CAT OWNERSiRobot Roomba 980
BEST AFFORDABLE ROBOTEufy Robovac 11
Provides a solid clean without breaking the bank.
BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCKECOVACS DEEBOT 900/901
Offers a lot of the bells and whistles found in more expensive models.