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Amazon is a coronavirus mess as sellers sling merch, overpriced masksOpen in a New Window

Amazon is a coronavirus mess as sellers sling merch, overpriced masks

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra review: It's powerful. It's beautiful. But do you really need it?Open in a New Window

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra review: It's powerful. It's beautiful. But do you really need it?

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This Lenovo deal is huge — plus, more discounts on laptops and tablets this weekendOpen in a New Window

This Lenovo deal is huge — plus, more discounts on laptops and tablets this weekend

It's not every day that you can score $2,000 off of a laptop, but friends, today is that day.

The Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 7 is, in fact, $2,000 off right now (which is a steal — it's a great laptop), but it's not the only great piece of tech that's being discounted over the weekend.

If you're wondering what else is in store, check out the best deals we found — and check back in on Monday for more.

Laptops $499 and below

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Dell is going HAM with free gift cards on TV purchases this weekendOpen in a New Window

Dell is going HAM with free gift cards on TV purchases this weekend

If what you did on Leap Day decided what you'll do every day for the next four years, what would you do?

We'd probably binge-watch Love is Blind, plus maybe a few Jordan Peele movies to get us into the spirit for Candyman.

If that's what most of your weekends look like, you might as well make it the best experience possible by investing in a 4K TV. Every true horror junkie knows that you can't make out the dark details fully unless you're watching in 4K HDR, anyway.

Dell is sweetening your splurge this weekend: We've found a slew of 4K TVs on sale that come with free Dell gift cards tacked onto the end, giving you anywhere from $25 to $300 for free. Read more...

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Scientists made an environmentally friendly gin from peas. Yes, it will still get you drunk.Open in a New Window

Scientists made an environmentally friendly gin from peas. Yes, it will still get you drunk.

Garden peas are probably the last thing you'd ever expect to go into your gin and tonic. 

But, scientists at Abertay University and the James Hutton Institute in Scotland have created a gin using garden peas. Yes, you read that correctly. The gin is called Nàdar — which means 'nature' in Gaelic — and scientists claim it has a smaller environmental footprint that traditionally distilled gins made using wheat. 

Each 700ml bottle of Nàdar has a carbon footprint of -1.54 kg CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent), "meaning it avoids more carbon dioxide emissions than it creates," according to an Abartay University statement.  Read more...

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Ordering groceries from Walmart? You can save $10 with this code.Open in a New Window

Ordering groceries from Walmart? You can save $10 with this code.

TL;DR; As of Feb. 28, you can take $10 off your first Walmart Grocery Pickup & Delivery order by entering the code TIMEBACK during checkout. 


ICYMI, Walmart is coming for Amazon Prime's crown with a new subscription service called Walmart+, Vox's Recode reported Thursday. 

Few details have emerged about the yet-to-be-priced program so far, but as far as we know, it's a kinda, sorta rebrand of the retailer's $98/month Delivery Unlimited service where customers can get unlimited same-day delivery of groceries from participating stores. In the long run, Walmart reportedly hopes to add additional perks like prescription drug discounts and savings on fuel from its gas stations to Walmart+. (We're crossing our fingers for eventual eye exam discounts, access to deluxe recycling facilities, and free fur/human baby childcare for Walmart+ members, too, but those are just pipe dreams at this point.) Read more...

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The best Bluetooth speakers in the UKOpen in a New Window

The best Bluetooth speakers in the UK

What's all the fuss about Bluetooth speakers? Well, these portable devices allow you to experience your favourite tunes no matter where you are or what you're doing. Whether it's listening to classical pieces or the latest chart-topper, you can enjoy everything you love, all the time.

That's what all the fuss it about.

There are absolutely loads of top quality Bluetooth speakers on the market right now, so you have plenty of options when it comes to making a purchase. You really are spoilt for choice, which isn't always a good thing. The problem with so many options from popular brands is that picking the right device can be tricky. Read more...

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MOST RELIABLE SPEAKER

Sony SRS-XB10

If you need a speaker that's affordable and consistent, the XB10 is the one to look at.

  • Speaker: 1 channel with 1 passive radiator
  • Wireless functionality: Bluetooth, NFC
  • Battery life: 16 hours
  • Water Resistant: Yes
£41.08 from Amazon

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BEST PORTABLE SPEAKER

JBL Clip 3

Just clip the JBL Clip 3 to your belt and enjoy your music with one of the easiest portable speakers to carry around.

  • Speaker: Mono channel
  • Wireless function: Bluetooth
  • Battery life: 10 hours
  • Water resistant: Yes
£49.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR 360-DEGREE AUDIO

Bose SoundLink Revolve

Whether it's at home or at the beach, the Bose SoundLink Revolve will deliver deep audio wherever you need it.

  • Speaker: Dual channel
  • Wireless functionality: Bluetooth
  • Battery life: 12 hours
  • Water resistant: Yes
£199.95 from Amazon

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BEST AFFORDABLE SPEAKER

Sony SRS-XB30

This ultra portable speaker packs plenty of punch for the price.

  • Speaker: 2 channels with dual passive radiators
  • Wireless functionality: Bluetooth, NFC
  • Battery life: 24 hours
  • Water resistant: Yes
£163 from Amazon

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BEST FOR THE ELEMENTS

Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM

Ultimate Ears delivers a small, portable speaker that's ideal for dealing with anything nature can throw your way.

  • Speaker: Mono channel
  • Wireless functionality: Bluetooth
  • Battery life: 10 hours
  • Water resistant: Yes
£89.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR SIMPLICITY

JBL Flip 4

JBL leans into pure audio performance and removes the physical extras with the JBL Flip 4.

  • Speaker: Stereo
  • Wireless functionality: Bluetooth
  • Battery life: 12 hours
  • Water resistant: Yes
£119 from Amazon

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BEST SMALL SPEAKER

Bose SoundLink Micro

The Bose SoundLink Micro offers plenty of power in a small package, with a price tag to match.

  • Speaker: Mono channel
  • Wireless functionality: Bluetooth
  • Battery life: 6 hours
  • Water resistant: Yes
£99.95 from Amazon

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BEST BALANCED SPEAKER

Ultimate Ears BOOM 2

Great balance between power and build, plus daisy chaining makes it super flexible.

  • Speaker: Stereo
  • Wireless functionality: Bluetooth, NFC
  • Battery life: 15 hours
  • Water resistant: Yes
£99.99 from Amazon

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BEST OVERALL CHOICE

JBL Boombox

A strong, powerful speaker that's water resistant and surprisingly easy to transport.

  • Speaker: Stereo
  • Wireless functionality: Bluetooth
  • Battery life: 24 hours
  • Water resistant: Yes
£399.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR THE HOME

Bose SoundTouch 20

From whole home compatibility to rich sound, this option from Bose is great for filling a room.

  • Speaker: Dual channel
  • Wireless functionality: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
  • Battery life: Not portable
  • Water resistant: No
£279.95 from Amazon

 

High-energy 'On My Block' trailer introduces Freeridge's new villainOpen in a New Window

High-energy 'On My Block' trailer introduces Freeridge's new villain

The RollerWorld money was just the beginning. The freshly kidnapped heroes of Netflix's On My Block bite off way more than they can chew in a propulsive Season 3 trailer that has them searching far and wide for one mystery man: Lil' Ricky.

Lil' Ricky has been On My Block legend since Jamal first became obsessed with finding his neighborhood's buried loot in Season 1, but now that he and his friends have it, they answer to Cuchillos, the gang leader who wants to find Lil' Ricky or kill our friends instead.

Like every season of On My Block, that's a heavy premise to work with, but the trailer promises no shortage of Jasmine's sass, Abuelita's impeccable coolness, or even Jamal the Gnome Whisperer. Read more...

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Stair-climbing robot snake is almost as agile as the IRL versionOpen in a New Window

Stair-climbing robot snake is almost as agile as the IRL version

A team of engineers at Johns Hopkins University published a paper showcasing a robot snake they built that is almost as fast and agile as its live counterpart. 

The robot snake is based on new evidence that shows how real snakes deform their body in different sections to overcome various 3D obstacles.  Read more...

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Are automatic litter boxes extra? Yes. Are they worth it? Yes.Open in a New Window

Are automatic litter boxes extra? Yes. Are they worth it? Yes.

TL;DR: As of Feb. 28, the PetSafe ScoopFree Ultra automatic hooded litter box is on sale for $169.95 — a savings of $30.


The invention of automatic litter boxes made a lot of cat people's lives easier, but it also busted a myth: That every cat person's house is required to have that one room that smells like, well, shit.

Sure, it feels a little bit extra. The chore isn't that hard. But that's probably what people thought when they got their first dishwasher — and now, they're a godsend. If you've been considering an automatic litter box, the internet-favorite PetSafe ScoopFree Ultra self-cleaning litter box is $30 off on Amazon today, taking it down to just $169.95. The refill trays are on sale, too. Read more...

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Yes, your cat deserves a subscription box, tooOpen in a New Window

Yes, your cat deserves a subscription box, too

TL;DR: As of Feb. 28, the subscription box for cats, KitNipBox, is offering 50% off of your first shipment. 


There's a subscription box for almost everything these days — toothbrushes, meal kits, clothing. There's even one made specifically for dogs. But we urge you, please, do not forget about the cats. They deserve a box, too.

That box is KitNipBox, and you can get 50% off of your first shipment if you purchase through Amazon today.

Here's how KitNipBox works: Every month, your box will arrive at your home with five cat toys, treats, or other assorted feline goodies (each month has its own theme, too). The company also offers dietary versions of their box (which won't contain any food items), as well as memberships for households with more than one cat. And as the cherry on top, KitNipBox donates a portion of their proceeds and products to animal shelters, rescues, and other animal welfare programs.  Read more...

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A complete guide to airline policy on emotional support animalsOpen in a New Window

A complete guide to airline policy on emotional support animals

UPDATE: Feb. 28, 2020: The U.S. Department of Transportation proposed in January a set of rule changes for emotional support animals on passenger planes. Under the new guidelines, only service animals like guide dogs would be allowed to fly. Other support animals would be banned from the main cabin. It's not official yet, but if the rules change almost all support animals now allowed would only be allowed to travel in cargo areas. 

This story was originally published in 2018, but has been updated to reflect airline rules as they stand as of Feb. 2020. 

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Emotional support animals are becoming common sights on airplanes. We've seen pigs fly, and miniature horses as doctor-sanctioned animal companions. Then peacocks get the shaft when it comes to comforting passengers on board. And an emotional support hamster was tragically flushed away when it was refused entry on a flight earlier this year.  Read more...

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This gorgeous 4K TV is basically a work of art — and it's up to $1,250 offOpen in a New Window

This gorgeous 4K TV is basically a work of art — and it's up to $1,250 off

TL;DR: Samsung's gorgeous 55-inch and 65-inch "The Frame" 4K TVs are on sale for up to $1,250 off with the code SAVE300 Feb. 28 through March 1.


We've written about Samsung's "The Frame" 4K TV before, and here we are again because it's back on sale for a super low price. We're talking more than $1,000 off MSRP.

The 55-inch and 65-inch Frame TVs are on sale in the PCMag Shop (PCMag and Mashable are both owned by Ziff Davis), and you save an additional $300 if you enter the code SAVE300 at checkout Feb. 28 through March 1. This will bring the price of the 55-inch down to $1,149 and the 65-inch down to $1,549. Read more...

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The best smart scales in the UKOpen in a New Window

The best smart scales in the UK

Starting on a fitness journey is not easy. It's full of disappointment, pain, and misery, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. It's all about staying focused and giving yourself a helping hand wherever possible.

The good news is that there are absolutely loads of products on the market that can make your journey a lot smoother. Everything from running watches to protein powders can be used to your advantage, and there is no shame in getting some help.

Another product that can make a massive difference is a smart scale. Whether you're resolving to get in seriously good shape or just trying to watch your weight, it’s time to ditch your old analog device and upgrade to a smart scale. Read more...

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BEST BONUS FEATURES

Withings by Nokia Body+

A good option if you want to splurge a little for a brand you know you can trust.

  • What it measures: weight, body fat, water percentage, muscle mass, and bone mass
£90 from Amazon

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BEST FOR METRICS

RENPHO Bluetooth Body Fat Scale

An excellent starter scale for anyone new to these devices.

  • What it measures: weight, BMI, body fat, water percentage, skeletal muscle, fat-free body weight, muscle mass, bone mass, protein, basal metabolism, subcutaneous fat, visceral fat, and body age
£35.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR TRACKING PREGNANCY

QardioBase 2 Wireless Smart Scale

A great smart scale for the whole family, it's particularly well-suited to pregnant women.

  • What it measures: weight, BMI, body composition, body fat, muscle mass, water mass, and bone mass
£129.19 from Amazon

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BEST FOR FITBIT USERS

Fitbit Aria 2 Smart Scale

Fitbit users will find this to be an easy addition to their fitness arsenal.

  • What it measures: weight, body fat, lean mass, and BMI
£119.95 from Amazon

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BEST FOR NEWBIES

Eufy Smart Scale

A straightforward scale with few extra features.

  • What it measures: weight, BMI, BMR, water weight, lean body mass, bone mass, muscle mass, visceral body fat
£39.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR GARMIN FANS

Garmin Index Smart Scale

A device that syncs well with Garmin products, but not others.

  • What it measures: weight, BMI, body fat, water percentage, skeletal muscle, and bone mass
£149.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR HEALTH TRACKING

iTeknic Bluetooth Body Fat Scale

Specially designed for weight management and long-term fitness improvement.

  • What it measures: weight, BMI, body fat, fat-free body weight, subcutaneous fat, visceral fat, muscle mass, bone mass, protein, BMR, metabolic age
£32.99 from Amazon

 

This cute tentacle robot will make you feel like a tiny CthulhuOpen in a New Window

This cute tentacle robot will make you feel like a tiny Cthulhu

Not an Elder God or octopus, but still want to pick up things with tentacles? 

Look no further than this octopus-inspired soft robotic arm that you can use to manipulate objects. 

Created by the researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and Beihang University, the little tentacle arm can firmly grab and move objects such as eggs, iPhones, medicine balls, and, yes, live crabs. 

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Got you, crab!
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Beyond being cute, there's some interesting science behind the robot. According to co-author of the paper behind the bot, August Domel, "most previous research on octopus-inspired robots focused either on mimicking the suction or the movement of the arm, but not both.”  Read more...

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Netflix's 'All The Bright Places' loses what made the book greatOpen in a New Window

Netflix's 'All The Bright Places' loses what made the book great

With an ambitious script, pitch-perfect soundtrack, and heartfelt performances, Netflix's All The Bright Places shows great attention to detail.

From the top of Hoosier Hill to the dark waters of the Blue Hole, Violet Markey and Theodore Finch's Indiana-set romance is faithful with every frame. Elle Fanning and Justice Smith are cast perfectly, and their intimate exchanges directed well. Pick a clip from any scene and it feels like the book — a book loved by so many that its adaptation's release inspired countdown posts across social media this past week.

And yet, when viewed as a whole, Netflix's take on Jennifer Niven's YA novel lands like big-budget fan art. Yes, it captures the overall spirit of the coming-of-age story and recreates iconic moments with admirable affection.  Read more...

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Greedy snake gobbles entire beach towel, heroic vets extract the whole thingOpen in a New Window

Greedy snake gobbles entire beach towel, heroic vets extract the whole thing

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This Supreme Court case could criminalize online immigration activism. Here’s why.Open in a New Window

This Supreme Court case could criminalize online immigration activism. Here’s why.

When the Trump administration announced plans to phase out Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals in 2017 — the federal program which offers renewable legal status to undocumented immigrant children —  Twitter blew up overnight with hashtags like #HereToStay, #HomeIsHere and #DefendDACA. Three years later, discussions around immigration continue to gain visibility online: Photos and videos of border detention centers go viral on social media, while immigration activists and organizations alike use Twitter to show solidarity and mobilize supporters with hashtags like #NoBusinessWithICE, #CloseTheCamps, and #AbolishICE. Read more...

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Save over £200 on the Philips Series 9000 electric shaverOpen in a New Window

Save over £200 on the Philips Series 9000 electric shaver

TL;DR: The Philips Series 9000 electric shaver is on sale for £160 on Amazon, saving you 59% on list price.


This goes without saying but you should be looking after your face. You've only got one face, and you're stuck with each other for life.

Your face deserves to be clean, fresh, and cared for at all times, and that's why you need to consider investing in a quality electric shaver. The top devices deliver a close and customisable shave for your face and neck. The best options follow every contour of your face for a comfortable experience.

There are a number of brands that produce this sort of electric shaver, but Philips might be the best known. It has a wide range of impressive devices, and the Philips Series 9000 electric shaver is one of the most advanced. This model even lets you customise your shave with three modes designed to suit everyone. Read more...

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Nintendo Switch Online subscriptions are on saleOpen in a New Window

Nintendo Switch Online subscriptions are on sale

TL;DR: 12-month subscriptions to Nintendo Switch Online are on sale for £13.99 on CD Keys, saving you 22% on list price.


Some gamers are perfectly content with solo play, but most need the rush of competition. 

Your favourite gaming buddies won't always be on hand for a lengthy session, and that's why the weird and wonderful world of online gaming exists. There's a massive pool of potential playmates out there, just waiting for you.

Most Nintendo Switch games require a Nintendo Switch Online membership to unlock online features, including Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. A membership also entitles you to free NES games, cloud saving, a smartphone voice chat app, and much more. Read more...

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Wait, what? Mac Pro's $400 wheels don't have a lock.Open in a New Window

Wait, what? Mac Pro's $400 wheels don't have a lock.

When Apple announced that the wheels for its pro-grade, $6,000 Mac Pro desktop machine are purchased separately for $400, we thought they must be special. And they are.

That's because, unlike most wheels on furniture that cost half that of Mac Pro's wheels, the Mac Pro wheels don't have a lock. 

This was pointed out by tech reviewer Marques Brownlee, near the end of his Mac Pro review on YouTube (the bit with the wheels is around the 11:00 mark in the video). 

So, if you plan to keep the Mac Pro on a desk, or if your floor isn't quite even, or if you just don't want the Mac Pro to move around accidentally, you probably shouldn't get the wheels. Read more...

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Trevor Noah celebrates black history with a salute to legendary black leadersOpen in a New Window

Trevor Noah celebrates black history with a salute to legendary black leaders

The Daily Show's Trevor Noah has run some truly awesome deep-dive segments, monologues, and off-the-cuff chats on legendary black leaders like Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., and Aretha Franklin. 

Plus, he and the Daily Show team have done some unique looks at the Selma-to-Montgomery marches and the 50th anniversary of Franklin's appearance in Peanuts (before that, even comics were segregated).

So, for Black History Month, here are some of the key moments stitched together in one impressive, hilarious, serious, and moving look that, quite frankly, should be mandatory viewing for everyone. Read more...

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James Corden's 'ponytail or phony-tail' game sounds ridiculous, but it's edge-of-the-seat stuffOpen in a New Window

James Corden's 'ponytail or phony-tail' game sounds ridiculous, but it's edge-of-the-seat stuff

You might not have thought a ponytail-based guessing game would ever be enough to glue you to the screen, but here we are.

In the clip above from The Late Late Show, Alison Brie and Will Forte team up to guess which two of six strangers have a "phony-tail" instead of real hair — and let us tell you, it gets tense.

We won't give away the ending, but we will say this: neither of them are anywhere near as good at spotting wigs as RuPaul was. Read more...

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Geneva Motor Show cancelled over coronavirus fears (UPDATE)Open in a New Window

Geneva Motor Show cancelled over coronavirus fears (UPDATE)

UPDATE: Feb. 28, 2020, 12:36 p.m. CET The Geneva International Motor Show has officially been cancelled. The article has been updated throughout to reflect this. 

Geneva International Motor Show, scheduled to take place in Geneva from March 5-15, is one of the most important annual events in the automotive industry. This year, however, it's been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. 

On Friday, Switzerland's Federal Council banned large-scale events, defined as "events involving more than 1000 people." The ban is effective immediately and it applies "at least until March 15."

Geneva Motor Show being a massive event, with more than 690,000 people in attendance in 2017 and 660,000 in 2018, it definitely falls into this criteria. We've reached out to the show's organizers and will update this article when we hear back. Read more...

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Get workout help at home with these 8 devices that are on saleOpen in a New Window

Get workout help at home with these 8 devices that are on sale

Whether you're a Peloton wife, a fitness influencer, or just an average gym-goer, it's important to take the time you need to rest your bones. Trust us: recovery days are just as essential as the days you push yourself to the limit. The problem is between work, a social life, and struggling to get eight hours of sleep at night, workouts often get squeezed into your day's only free time slot, and proper cooldowns (let alone muscle recovery) are usually glossed over or skipped completely.

Well, lucky for you, we've found eight products – from at-home exercise equipment to massage guns –  to save you time and energy when it comes to your fitness routine. That way, you can fit in not only a proper workout but a proper recovery as well, even on your busiest days. Oh, and even better, everything is on sale. Read more...

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Save over 60% on this teeth cleaner, whitener, and gum massager deviceOpen in a New Window

Save over 60% on this teeth cleaner, whitener, and gum massager device

TL;DR: As of Feb.28, you can get your teeth pearly white with Total White Photocatalyst Whitener, Massager and Cleaner for $46.99, a 63% savings. 


Classic blue may be the new black. But no one in the history of ever has said that yellow is the new white, especially when it comes to teeth. After all, they're called pearly whites for a reason. They're supposed to be gleaming and blindingly bright like The Rock's, not coffee-stained.

While no one will abandon you for wanting to live with yellow teeth, having whiter teeth can improve your self-esteem — not to mention good oral hygiene habits are better for your mouth's health in the long run. Luckily, you don't have to spend thousands on dentist office treatmentsYou only have to spring $47 for a top-notch teeth whitener like the Total White Photocatalyst Whitener, Massager, and Cleaner. Read more...

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Netflix's 'Castlevania' is a gothic, gory trip worth catching up onOpen in a New Window

Netflix's 'Castlevania' is a gothic, gory trip worth catching up on

Video games don't typically translate to other media as well as we'd like them to, but Netflix's anime adaptation of Castlevania goes against the grain.

With Castlevania Season 3 coming just around the corner on March 5, now is the perfect time to catch up on the gory, gothic show that centers around the struggle between Trevor Belmont and Dracula, and all the destruction that unfolds around them.

Castlevania is based on the video game series of the same name, which usually sees a member of the Belmont family (who are all vampire hunters) traversing a castle to take down Dracula. The games are dark and filled with all kinds of monsters, from lowly zombies to some spectacular bosses like the Death Dragon. Read more...

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Improve your memory and focus with the help of this $20 trainingOpen in a New Window

Improve your memory and focus with the help of this $20 training

TL;DR: As of Feb. 28, you can strengthen your memory with the Ultimate Memory Mastery Bundle for $19.99, a 98% savings. 


While spending your weekend wiling away the hours on a Netflix binge certainly sounds nice, it may not be the most productive use of your time. Crazy, right? Perhaps you'd like to increase your attention span, focus, and memory instead?

The Ultimate Memory Mastery Bundle can help.

Whether you've noticed your attention span isn't quite what it used to be or you've been having trouble remembering people's names or things on your to-do list, this seven-course bundle will give you strategies to improve your cognition and be more mentally present at all times. This bundle takes a comprehensive view of memory, teaching you the psychology of how it works and showing you simple activities you can use to improve your memory. You'll learn mnemonic and enhanced learning techniques that will help you memorize details more easily and improve your recall. Read more...

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Security? We’ve got it in the bag with these travel-ready purses.Open in a New Window

Security? We’ve got it in the bag with these travel-ready purses.

I see a lot of social media posts about being the “mom friend.” It entails sober driving, supplying snacks, and caring advice — the works. For me, being the mom friend means carrying the right purse.

Almost a year ago, I conjured up a few hundred dollars for a good ol’ college spring break. Well, kinda. My friends and I hopped on a cheap Allegiant flight to Savannah, Georgia. We got brunch, went antiquing, and toured museums. Throughout the trip, I lugged around my large travel bag.

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The power of a tote bag is that it can hold everything. I carried extra jackets, granola bars, bandaids, and my camera. My friends threw whatever they wanted into the bag in the morning when we left our Airbnb, and we didn’t have to go back during the day to grab anything. It was so convenient. Read more...

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BEST ALL-ROUND BAG

Arden Cove Anti-Theft Collection

This stylish crossbody is loaded with security features, and its design is available in other sizes too.

  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 6.5 x 2.5 in.
  • Slash proof: Yes
  • RFID protection: Yes
  • Water resistant: Yes
  • Locking zippers: Yes
$159 from Amazon

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BEST FOR TECH

Alpha Sling XL

Perfect for those staying in hostels, the Alpha Sling XL makes it easy to take a small laptop and more on the go.

  • Dimensions: 14.1 x 10.2 x 5 in.
  • Slash proof: Yes
  • RFID protection: No
  • Water resistant: Yes
  • Locking zippers: No
$99 from Amazon

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BEST CARRY-ALL, CARRY-ON BAG

Catalina Deluxe Tote

This two-compartment tote makes it easy to store all your things.

  • Dimensions: 14 x 15 x 7 in.
  • Slash proof: The polyester will be able to withstand slightly dull blades.
  • RFID protection: No
  • Water resistant: Yes, in the recycled polyester fabric
  • Locking zippers: No
$128 from Lo & Sons

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BEST BACKPACK

Sherpani Camden Convertible Backpack

It’s a backpack, a tote, and a crossbody in one — and it's super secure.

  • Dimensions: 11 x 16 x 4.5 in.
  • Slash proof: Yeah, just don’t test it with a machete.
  • RFID protection: Yes
  • Water resistant: Yes
  • Locking zippers: No
$98 from Amazon

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BEST FOR SAFETY

Citysafe CX Anti-Theft Tote

It looks like a handbag but works a little harder.

  • Dimensions: 13.8 x 21.7 x 9.5 in.
  • Slash proof: Yes
  • RFID protection: Yes
  • Water resistant: Yes
  • Locking zippers: Yes
$139.95 from Amazon

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OUR WATERPROOF PICK

Watershed Largo Tote

For chilling on the lake or traveling during monsoon season, this bag is one of the best to keep your valuables dry.

  • Dimensions: 12.5 x 14.5 x 6 in.
  • Slash proof: Yes
  • RFID protection: No
  • Water resistant: Waterproof
  • Locking zippers: No
$116 from Amazon

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BEST EVERYDAY TOTE

Baboon to the Moon Go-Tote

A little bit of fun to carry a lot of essentials.

  • Dimensions: 14.5 x 14 x 5 in.
  • Slash proof: Yes
  • RFID protection: No
  • Water resistant: Yes
  • Locking zippers: No
$99 from Baboon to the Moon

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BEST VALUE

Made By Design AntiTheft RFID Medium Crossbody Handbag

It doesn’t look like anything special, but that just makes this bag a pretty good hustler.

  • Dimensions: 11 x 8 x 2 in.
  • Slash proof: Yes
  • RFID protection: Yes
  • Water resistant: Yes
  • Locking zippers: Yes
$42 from Target

 

Tom Holland reacts to that viral 'Back to the Future' deepfakeOpen in a New Window

Tom Holland reacts to that viral 'Back to the Future' deepfake

Remember that genuinely unnerving deepfake of Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr. in Back to the Future, that went viral a couple of weeks back?

Well, Tom Holland has seen it. And in the BBC Radio 1 interview above, he makes two important admissions: 1) That there have previously "conversations" about a remake, although Holland thinks the film "couldn't be made better", and 2) He's up for chatting to Downey Jr. to see if they can "recreate...something" — even if it's just that one scene.

A remake based on a deepfake based on an old classic? The future truly is weirder than Doc could possibly have imagined. Read more...

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