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This cuddly, breathing robot can improve your sleep Future Blink

Somnox is a robot designed to reduce stress and improve sleep. It does so via features such as customized sounds and breathing regulators. Read more...More about Tech, Robots, Mashable Video, Sleep, and Future Blink

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Feds: Amazon staffers took bribes to prop up sketchy merchants, products

Sketchy merchants have been bribing Amazon employees and contractors to reinstate unsafe and counterfeit products on the e-commerce site and manipulate reviews, according to the U.S. Justice Department. On Friday, federal officials announced indictments against six suspects who allegedly paid more than 100,000 to Amazon employees and contractors in commercial bribes. In exchange for bribes, and the promises of such bribes, the Amazon insiders bas

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Now is your chance to own your very own T. rex skeleton Future Blink

The T. rex will make its auction debut on October 6th at Christie‘s in New York, with an estimated price of 6-8 million. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Culture, Dinosaurs, Auction, and Future Blink

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Arctic ice drops below a grim benchmark

Atop Earth, ice is vanishing. The National Snow and Ice Data Center announced Monday that Arctic sea ice, which has historically blanketed the expansive Arctic ocean, fell to its lowest extent for the year. Called the "Arctic sea ice minimum," the event occurs annually near the end of summer. 2020, however, met a grim benchmark. For only the second time in the satellite record, sea ice fell below 4 million square kilometers, or about 1.5 million

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10 accessories on sale for your beloved Nintendo Switch

If you endured the restocks and sell-outs to get your hands on a Nintendo Switch, congratulations. And if you‘re looking for Switch accessories, your luck continues: All of these are on sale. To get an extra 20% off each item, use the code VIPSALE20. Stock up for yourself and maybe snag a few stocking stuffers while you‘re at it. (It‘s never too soon...) 2-in-1 Docking Station This 2-in-1 Docking Station can charge two Joy-Con c

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Skip the app: 600 Bird e-scooters are now available at Target

Instead of searching on Bird‘s app for a shared electric scooter to rent, the Southern California-based company is now putting its scooters up for sale. This weekend, Bird‘s Air e-scooters were made available to buy through its website and at Target stores in the U.S. for 599 (don‘t worry you can also order them online). Previously, you could only rent the shared e-scooters through the Bird app for a 1 unlock fee and then pay ab

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Inside the program teaching influencers to talk about mental health

Imagine a virtual room of social media influencers tasked with discussing mental health and well-being. Depending on how you feel about the influencer economy, you might be curious or cynical. Such a meeting could be just another photo op for a timeline that needs a touch more sincerity or vulnerability. Or it could be a chance to harness social media platforms for good by sparking stigma-free conversations about mental health. It might even amou

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Take an extra 20% off these 10 massage devices on sale

Relaxing is a lot easier said than done, but a massage device can bring the spa vibes to you. The following tools, including massage guns, massaging footrests, massage pillows, and more, are all on sale as of September 21. You‘ll also get an extra 20% off if you enter the code VIPSALE20 at checkout. Feeling relaxed yet? Foot Vibe Deluxe Massaging Footrest The Foot Vibe Deluxe Massaging Footrest has nine different massage programs, up to 20

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Upgrade your ride with 10 car accessories on sale

If you‘re looking for gadgets to help you upgrade your ride or just make life easier on the road, we‘ve compiled 10 deals on car accessories below from portable jump starters to dash cams to a very cute miniature vacuum cleaner. Bonus: Each of the deals below is also 20% off for a limited time. Just enter the code VIPSALE20 at checkout to get the extra savings. Autowit SuperCap 2: 12V Battery-Less Portable Jump Starter This jump star

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The ‘September‘ dance meme is back and we needed it after many a cloudy day

Do you RE-MEM-BER? The 21st night of SEP-TEM-BER? Well, it‘s here again, the date those acquainted with Earth, Wind and Fire‘s eternal disco banger probably only remember on the day but worship proudly nonetheless. And thankfully, there‘s another delightful video from The Good Place screenwriter and comedian Demi Adejuyigbe to mark the annual occasion. Here‘s the little teaser sent out ahead of the video: pic.twitter.com/

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Transition from summer to fall with over 40% off an indoor grill

TL;DR: Avoid the cold with the Party Grill Raclette Table Top Grill for 55.99 with promo code VIPSALE20, a 43% savings as of Sept. 21. The end of summer marks the end of grilling season (sad), but you can bring a similar party indoors (with your pandemic pod, of course) with an indoor tabletop grill. The Party Grill Raclette Tabletop Grill sits in the middle of your dining table, allowing everyone around the table to cook in their own corner.

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Samsung‘s 75-inch QLED 4K smart TV is 60% off for one day only

TL;DR: As of Sept. 21, the 75-inch Samsung Class Q60R QLED 4K smart TV from 2019 is on sale for just 1,199.99 on Amazon a huge savings of 1,798. From Schitt‘s Creek to HBO‘s Euphoria, Sunday night‘s "Pandemmys" basically handed you a new watchlist on a silver platter, and confirmed something we‘ve been thinking for a while now: 2020 has been an amaaazing year for TV so far. (It‘s pretty much the only upside to an ot

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Sewing will be one of the best indoor hobbies during chilly season

TL;DR: Sewing machines are on sale across the internet save up to 100 at Walmart and Joann Fabric, plus sitewide discounts from Joann Fabric and Michaels. Sewing machines were an unanticipated champion of the first lockdown not just as a great boredom solution, but as part of the mass recruitment of mask makers in the sewing community. And we don‘t think the sewing spike is going anywhere. Now that the first day of fall is nearly upon us (

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Make K-Cups or a full carafe with a 2-sided Keurig coffee maker

TL;DR: Give yourself coffee options (the best kind of options) with the Keurig K-Duo Essentials coffee maker, which is on sale at Walmart for 79.99, a 20 savings as of September 21. Maybe you‘re making coffee for just yourself, or maybe you‘re making coffee for a group. Maybe you want to drink a normal amount of coffee; maybe you want to drink too much coffee and catapult yourself into the hell zone. If your coffee needs vary day by

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Save 100 on the newest MacBook Air

TL;DR: Score the 2020 MacBook Air for as low as 899, a 100 savings as of Sept. 21. If you‘ve been seeing the loading circle on your Mac one too many times per day, this sale may be just the thing you need. The newest model of the MacBook Air will not only run faster than the one you have now (thanks to its Intel Core i3 processor and Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz) but it also provides a smooth and quiet typing experience with the new backlit Ma

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Before pre-orders open, an Xbox mic drop: Microsoft acquires Bethesda Softworks

If you were on the fence about which new video game console to pre-order, maybe this will push you over the edge. Microsoft is acquiring ZeniMax media in a 7.5 billion cash deal that brings Bethesda Softworks into the Xbox family. Even if you‘re not familiar with Bethesda by name, you probably know some of the big series it publishes, like Doom, Fallout, Wolfenstein, and Elder Scrolls. Microsoft confirmed the acquisition in a Monday morning

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Ellen DeGeneres addresses workplace allegations in ‘Ellen‘ monologue: ‘I take that very seriously‘

Ellen is back for Season 18, but not without significant shakeups in the wake of toxic workplace allegations over the summer. Host Ellen DeGeneres addressed the allegations directly as promised in her first monologue of the season, in front of a virtual audience. "I learned that things happened here that never should have happened," DeGeneres said without further elaboration. "I take that very seriously and I wanna say I am so sorry to the people

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‘Ellen‘ returns, addresses workplace allegations in new monologue

Ellen is back for Season 18, but not without significant shakeups in the wake of toxic workplace allegations over the summer. Host Ellen DeGeneres addressed the allegations directly as promised in her first monologue of the season, in front of a virtual audience. "I learned that things happened here that never should have happened," DeGeneres said without further elaboration. "I take that very seriously and I wanna say I am so sorry to the people

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‘The Mandalorian‘ Polaroid camera puts Baby Yoda in the corner...of your photos

Nobody puts Baby Yoda in the corner except Polaroid just did. Ahead of the launch of the much-anticipated second season of Star Wars series The Mandalorian on Disney+, the instant camera makers have released a limited edition of their newest snapper. In collaboration with Lucasfilm, Polaroid redesigned its latest analogue camera, the Polaroid Now, with a few subtle embellishments; the case has a Beskar steel hue and features the Mandalorian show

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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE gets thoroughly leaked in two videos

Samsung‘s Galaxy S20 FE, an upcoming, affordable variant of the company‘s S20 flagship, is a mystery no more. In the past couple of days, it has been analyzed and shown from all sides in two videos. One, published last week, is a hands-on video by Jimmy is Promo (via The Verge), with a working device directly compared to the Galaxy S20 and the Galaxy S20+. According to the video, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE will have a 6.5-inch display

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BTS squeezes into NPR‘s studio for pitch-perfect Tiny Desk Concert

If you thought NPR‘s Tiny Desk Concert couldn‘t get any cosier, BTS has snuggled all seven members in for the latest instalment. The K-pop superstars settled in as the latest guests for NPR‘s in-house live performance series, which has seen quietly colossal sets in the pint-sized space from the likes of Lizzo, Taylor Swift, H.E.R., Anderson Paak, Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, and Steve Martin and his banjo among many others o

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How to reduce remote learning burnout in kids

Remote learning has children tethered to their screens. And while necessary to stop the spread of coronavirus, all this screen time can cause an unfortunate side effect in kids: remote learning burnout. Nancy (whose last name was withheld to protect her privacy) knows this phenomenon well. Last spring, when her daughter‘s school went remote, her and her husband thought their daughter had adjusted well. During the school days, she would shut

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Apple‘s smallest new iPhone will be called iPhone 12 mini, leaker claims

With Apple‘s iPhone event (probably) happening next month, we have a pretty good idea about the phones the company‘s about to launch. Most of the reports agree that we‘ll see four new iPhones, the most Apple has ever launched at one time. But now, often-accurate leaker L0vetodream (via 9to5Mac) has some interesting information on what the new iPhones will be called. 12mini1212 Pro12 Pro Max (@L0vetodream) September 21, 2020

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Man redesigns iPhone home screen in the style of MS Paint, with glorious results

Microsoft Paint truly is the gift that keeps on giving. Nowadays, with the likes of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop knocking about, Bill Gates‘ crowning design software jewel barely gets a look in but that doesn‘t mean it‘s been completely consigned to the digital history books. On Sunday, 31-year-old indie game marketer Thomas Reisenegger decided to pay homage to it, using Apple‘s Shortcuts app to redesign the app icons

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