BellaBot is an autonomous robot with four trays to carry food. The robot is a part of PuduTech’s larger goal: to create robot helpers for restaurants that don’t have enough waiters. Read more...
Significant others are the people you know best, but sometimes they’re the hardest to shop for. Valentine’s Day can especially be a tricky holiday. How much do you spend? Do you go for an extravagant gift or keep it simple? And what about the classic “we’re not doing gifts this year,” but you still “surprise” each other with gifts anyway?
Seriously though — what *is* that?
Valentine’s Day is a great time to make your boyfriend feel loved — by showing him you've been paying attention and that you actually do know what he likes. Giving a unique gift that totally fits his personality or taste is the perfect way to do that. Read more...
Appropriately named “Cocoa Press,” the printer molds chocolate into any shape. Read more...
Love or hate it, Valentine’s Day is the ideal time to right the gift-giving wrongs of the holidays. Were you sure your husband would love that faux-vintage, Bluetooth-compatible turntable, only to find out later that what he really wanted was a weighted blanket? Did you misinterpret his months of hint-dropping about homebrewing, ponying up for the perfect craft beer kit, when he was actually talking about kombucha?
Besides serving as an opportunity to fulfill leftover holiday wishes, Valentine's Day is also a great time to make your partner feel loved. After all, nailing the perfect gift means not only showing that you’ve been listening, but really reading between the lines. The best gifts are often items the recipient wouldn’t necessarily buy for themselves, or even better—things they didn’t even know they wanted in the first place. Read more...
One of the coolest videos I’ve seen in the past year is a YouTube clip from The Late Show with David Letterman featuring actor and comedian Bill Hader.
Or... was that actually Tom Cruise? It's hard to tell sometimes because they keep seamlessly switching back and forth.
So, what exactly are you watching here? Well, someone took an unedited clip of Letterman interviewing Hader and then swapped in Cruise's face using artificial intelligence.
The video is what is known as a deepfake, or manipulated media created through the power of AI.
Deepfakes can be as straightforward as face-swapping one actor onto another in a clip from your favorite movie. Or, you can even have an impersonator provide audio to synced mouth movement and create an entirely new moment for that targeted individual. This Obama deepfake, voiced by Jordan Peele, is a perfect example of that usage. Read more...
Comedy legend Janeane Garofalo went rogue when taking the Bob Ross Challenge, finger-painting her way to a more abstract Bob Ross painting. Read more...
Below the stage at New York's Playwrights Horizons theater is home to the all the inner-workings of the famous playhouse. Read more...
Amazon has a "bullying" problem.
So insisted PopSockets CEO and inventor David Barnett today while describing his company's relationship with the e-commerce and logistics giant. Barnett was addressing members of the House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law and, over the course of the hearing, laid out how the Jeff Bezos-helmed corporate behemoth had pressured his smartphone accessory company in a manner best described as incredibly shady.
Barnett was joined by executives from Sonos, Basecamp, and Tile, who all took turns airing a list of grievances against major tech players such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. They all recounted, in manners specific to their respective companies, how the major tech players have used their market dominance to squeeze smaller competitors in allegedly anticompetitive ways. Read more...
The kids just got some bad news.
Twenty-one children, adolescents, and young adults — all between the ages of 11 and 23 (as of June 2019) — sued the federal government in an unprecedented climate lawsuit in 2015. The youth argued that the U.S., by supporting an energy system that emits potent heat-trapping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, infringed upon their constitutional rights to a stable future.
But on Friday, their lawsuit got tossed out.
The case bounced around the labyrinthine legal system, even making appearances in the Supreme Court. At one point, the Trump administration asked that the case be tossed out. Now, a powerful federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Oregon ruled that the case, Juliana v. United States, will not be allowed to proceed. The case, had it not been thrown out, would have essentially put climate science on trial. Read more...
We're less than a month out from Samsung officially unveiling its new flagship phones, which naturally means they'll be leaked to oblivion well beforehand.
We've already seen leaked photos and some leaked specs, but a new round of leaks courtesy of Ishan Agarwai and MySmartPrice have blown the doors open on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S20 line of phones. Behold, an alleged spec sheet for all three phones Samsung is planning on revealing on Feb. 11:
Exclusive: Full specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Series are here! Some interesting details: Exynos 990 for all three phones in European and Asian Markets. 40MP (?!) Front Camera for S20 Ultra! Checkout the image!LINK(Please add link in credits): https://t.co/az6WmSkNK7 pic.twitter.com/XsDfaINkbE
— Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) January 17, 2020 Read more...
Exclusive: Full specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Series are here! Some interesting details: Exynos 990 for all three phones in European and Asian Markets. 40MP (?!) Front Camera for S20 Ultra! Checkout the image!LINK(Please add link in credits): https://t.co/az6WmSkNK7 pic.twitter.com/XsDfaINkbE
— Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) January 17, 2020 Read more...
BEST DEALS ON ANTIVIRUS FOR MAC THIS WEEK:
Bitdefender Total Security for Mac (3 devices) — $71.99 (save $18)
Webroot Internet Security for Mac (3 devices) — $29.99 (save $30)
Norton 360 Premium (10 devices) — $44.99 (save $55)
Kaspersky Internet Security (1 device) — $29.99 (save $30)
McAfee Total Protection (3 devices) — $24.99 (save $55)
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...
BEST HANDS-OFF ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE
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 SOFTWARE
McAfee offers extra tools like digital document shredding and anti-spam protection that help it rise above the rest.
FASTEST ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE
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 COMPUTERS
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 SOFTWARE
Intego does a fantastic job of detecting anything thrown at it, albeit a little slower than with some antivirus protection.
BEST DEALS ON ANTIVIRUS FOR ANDROID THIS WEEK:
McAfee Total Protection (5 Devices) — $24.99 (save $65)
Norton 360 Deluxe — $28 (save $61.99)
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...
Amazing protection with minimal effect on performance.
BEST FOR EASE OF USE
A popular app that provides unparalleled protection.
BEST ANTI-PHISHING FEATURES
BEST FOR PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION
BEST FREE APP
An easy and affordable way to ensure security.
BEST MINIMALIST INTERFACE
BEST ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE DEALS THIS WEEK:
Webroot Internet Security for PC (5 devices) — $39.99 (save $40)
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...
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 FAMILIARITY
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 PCS
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 SYSTEMS
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 USERS
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 MANAGEMENT
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 GAMERS
If you need to be able to pause your security protection, such as when gaming, this is a great option.
BEST DEALS ON ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE FOR WINDOWS 10 THIS WEEK:
Norton 360 Standard — $39.99 (save $40)
McAfee AntiVirus Protection, 1PC, 1 year — $14.99 (save $25)
Bitdefender Total Security — $44.99 (save $45)
McAfee Total Protection — $54.99 (save $65)
Kaspersky Total Security — $49.99 (save $50)
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...
BEST OVERALL PROTECTION
Considered the gold standard in antivirus software, this option tops award-winning and best-seller lists.
BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK
Get your typical antivirus and malware prevention for Windows 10, plus a password manager, encrypted account information, and cloud storage.
BEST FOR PARENTS
Of all the products listed, Bitdefender specializes in software to protect and monitor your children’s usage.
BEST FOR VALUE
For its near rock-bottom pricing, McAfee Total Protection provides a solid array of antivirus offerings — though with somewhat moderate reviews.
BEST FOR FEATURES
The secure connection features allows you to encrypt your data, and receive wifi alerts when you’re at risk.
BEST FOR MULTIPLE DEVICES AND USERS
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 TRAINING
Their ad and popup-blocking tools help keep you from clicking on malicious ads that could steal your sensitive information.
BEST PILLOW DEALS:
Coop Home Goods Original Pillow (2 Pack) — save $10
UTTU Sandwich Pillow — save $30
DreamNorth PREMIUM Gel Pillow — save $5
Achieving a good night’s sleep isn’t always easy. Busy schedules, frequent stress, and bad rest environments can be culprits for sleep troubles. And it’s more common than you think.
According to the American Sleep Association, 50 to 70 million U.S. adults have a sleep disorder. If your sleepless nights are taking a toll on your health, it might be time for you to buy a new pillow.
SEE ALSO: The great pillow debate is splitting the internet in two
Pillows nowadays come with many not-so-basic features, including hypoallergenic materials, anti-wicking fabrics, and memory foam technologies for head, neck, and shoulder support. With so many options, it can be hard to find the right fit. Before you buy a pillow, there are a few things you might want to consider. Read more...
Breathability, comfort, and design make the Coop Home Goods’ Eden Shredded Memory Foam Pillow a top pick if you need to improve your quality of sleep.
BEST FOR SIDE SLEEPERS
BEST FOR BACK SLEEPERS
BEST FOR STOMACH SLEEPERS
The Triple Cloud Shredded Memory Foam Pillow offers comfort perks and adjustable firmness at a fraction of the price.
BEST FOR SUSTAINABILITY
BEST FOR HEAD, NECK, AND SHOULDER SUPPORT
Keep head, neck, and shoulder pain at bay with UTTU’s Adjustable Memory Foam Pillow.
BEST FOR ALLERGY SUFFERERS
Reduce congestion, coughing, sneezing, and other pesky allergy symptoms while you sleep.
BEST HYBRID OPTION
Switch back and forth between a soft pillow top and a cooling, memory foam underside for multiple ways to catch some sleep.
BEST 2-FOR-1 DEAL
You'll be getting two pillows with somewhere-in-the-middle support for the price of one.
BEST FOR DURABILITY
If you're looking for a durable pillow and tend to sleep on your back or side, the Tuft & Needle Pillow will have you catching z's in no time.
BEST DEALS ON HEADPHONES:
LETSCOM Bluetooth Headphones IPX7 — $19.98 (save $3)
Apple AirPods with Charging Case — $139 (save $20)
Bose SoundSport Free — $199 (save $50)
Sony Extra Bass Earbuds — $29.99 (save $20)
Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphone — $119 (save $80.99)
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...
BEST FOR WORKOUT TRACKERS
While sound quality and flexibility are always good features, a great pair of headphones will do more than that.
BEST MID-PRICED WIRELESS OPTION
The Elite 45e headphones are an example of quality at an affordable price.
BEST TRULY WIRELESS EARBUDS
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 HEADPHONES
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 OPTION
These super-cheap headphones have an earhook design that keeps them on your ears, and are also sweatproof.
MOST FIT OPTIONS FOR WIRED HEADPHONES
These Sony earbuds offer multiple sets of covers and hooks to hold the earbuds securely in place.
BEST AUDIO QUALITY FOR WIRED HEADPHONES
Bose SoundSport are a great set of headphones to buy when the clarity of audio really matters to you.
BEST OVER-EAR OPTION
The Levin Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless Headphones deliver an affordable and reliable option for anyone who prefers over-ear headphones.
BEST FITNESS TRACKER DEALS:
Garmin vívomove HR, Hybrid Smartwatch — $187.77 (save $12.22)
Fitbit Alta HR — $96.99 (save $32.96)
Garmin Forerunner 35 — $99.99 (save $70)
FITVII Smart Watch Fitness Tracker — $54.97 (save $35.02)
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 essential oils 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...
Take heart monitoring to the next level with the Apple Watch Series 4's amazing EKG feature and FDA-cleared precision.
Smartphone compatibility and a variety of wellness features makes Polar’s A370 Fitness Tracker our top choice for health management.
EASIEST TO USE
The new Charge 3 provides no-fuss wellness features to take your daily sleep, workouts, and vitals to the next level.
BEST FOR ATHLETES
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 ENTHUSIASTS
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 SPORTS
BEST FOR STYLE
Microtella’s Fitness Tracker is affordable, monitors your heart rate, and comes with 14 different fitness settings for personalized workout stats.
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
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 WORKOUTS
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 LIFE
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.
BEST DEALS ON SEX TOYS:
Ella Paradis — Save up to 60% with code ICY60
Lovehoney Jessica Rabbit 10 Function Silver Rabbit Vibrator — $20 (save $19.99)
Lelo Sona Cruise — $99 (save $40)
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...
BEST FOR BEGINNERS
This adorable, button-free toy has risen to stardom due to simplicity: Harder squeezes equal stronger vibrations.
BEST RABBIT VIBRATOR
Rabbit vibrators are the go-to for simultaneous internal and G-spot stimulation and this one packs 36 total vibration modes.
BEST CLASSIC VIBRATOR
You can take that tingly feeling wherever you go with this quiet vibrator that's also a statement necklace.
BEST COCK RING FOR FEMALE PLEASURE
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 SIMULATOR
Get the sensation of oral sex with this erotic combo of air, suction, and pattern randomization.
BEST FOR THE SHOWER
This ergonomic toy sucks (in a good way) and uses sonic waves to hit interior parts of the clitoris.
BEST BUTT PLUG
Though not the prettiest one out there, it exceeds expectations as a beginner-friendly option.
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 PARTNER
Couples can use the app with this remote-controlled vibrator to up the intimacy, even if you're states apart.
BEST FOR HBO AND CHILL
The eighth season may not be moan-worthy, but this girthy dildo version of Jon Snow's sword is.
BEST DEALS ON GAMING LAPTOPS:
Dell G3 15 Gaming Laptop — $799.99 (save $60)
Dell G5 15 (8th Gen) — $899 (save $110.99)
HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15.6-inch — $704.80 (save $175.19)
Asus TUF Gaming Laptop — $699 (save $300)
Lenovo Ideapad 330s 15.6" Laptop — $359 (save $140)
Legion By Lenovo Y540 15.6" Gaming Laptop — $849 (save $250)
Samsung Chromebook 3, 11.6" — $202.74 (save $77.25)
My first gaming laptop cost $1,500 more than 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...
OUR TOP PICK
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 BUDGET
The Asus TUF Gaming FX504 offers reliable performance without breaking the bank for gamers on a budget.
BEST POWER FOR THE PRICE
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 GAMERS
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 LAPTOP
With the Acer Aspire 7, you'll be ready for anything life or gaming has to throw at you.
BEST NAME BRAND LAPTOP
HP integrates its trusted brand design with plenty of power in the Omen 15.6" gaming laptop.
Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop — $1,068.48 (save $131.51)
Dell G5 15 Gaming Laptop Inspiron 5590 — $749 (save $200)
Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop — $319.98 (save $30.01)
Asus ROG Strix Hero II — $1,627.35 (save $172.64)
MSI GL65 9SC-002 15.6" Gaming Laptop — $749.99 (save $149.01)
Legion by Lenovo Y540 17.3" Gaming Laptop — $1,049 (save $250)
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...
BEST CHOICE OVERALL
A dependable graphics card, excellent speeds, and a lightweight build make this the complete package.
BEST FOR VR AND VIDEO QUALITY
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 BUDGET
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 DESIGN
ASUS offers the best of both worlds with a slim and light gaming laptop that doesn't skimp on the power under the hood.
If you're new to PC gaming, the Acer Nitro 5 delivers a reliable laptop at a reasonable price.
BEST FOR TRADITIONAL/HARDCORE GAMERS
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 VR
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 PERFORMANCE
This is one of the thinnest laptops built for intense gaming on-the-go.
BEST FOR SLEEK DESIGN
Think of this as the Apple MacBook Pro of gaming laptops.
BEST DEALS ON GAMING PCS:
iBUYPOWER Enthusiast Gaming PC Computer Desktop — $469.20 (save $30.79)
CLX SET SCRIBE GAMING AMD Ryzen 7 2700 — $1,119 (save $80)
XPS Tower Special Edition — $2,049 (save $10)
Lenovo Legion Y920T — $1,829 (save $631.18)
XPS 8930 Tower — $679 (save $10)
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...
BEST QUIET PERFORMANCE
If you’re tight on space but crave the HD and 4K power of a larger machine, consider the Corsair.
Runs great right out of the gate but can also be upgraded at a future date.
BEST FOR THE NEW GAMER
Great brand with even greater support.
BEST BUDGET PICK
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.
The OMEN Obelisk by HP provides a smooth gaming experience, customizable features, and an impressive amount of storage.
BEST STYLISH BUDGET-FRIENDLY PC
Coming through with a light-up LED design and an impressive amount of RAM, the SkyTech Blaze II is a solid pre-built option.
Joe Biden is angry at Facebook — and wants to fundamentally change the internet because of it.
In an interview with the New York Times editorial board published Friday, presidential candidate Joe Biden went off on Facebook and said he wants to revoke section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
"Section 230 should be revoked, immediately should be revoked, number one," Biden said. "For Zuckerberg and other platforms."
Section 230 shields internet platforms and publishers from liability for what users write on their platforms. For example, a social media company can't be sued for what a user posts, or a blogger isn't liable for what readers write in the comments section. A lesser-known component of the law is that it also allows internet companies to moderate their platforms as they see fit. Read more...
BEST DEALS ON BLENDERS:
Magic Bullet Blender — $37.04 (save $12.95)
Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender — $289.95 (save $60)
KitchenAid 5 Speed Silver Classic Blender — $79.99 (save $20)
Hamilton Beach Power Elite — $29.99 (save $5)
NutriBullet NBR-1201 High-Speed Blender — $57.16 (save $2.83)
Ninja Professional 72oz Countertop Blender — $89.99 (save $10)
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...
This classic Vitamix annihilates fruits and nuts and has presets to make just about anything.
BEST FOR MIXING DOUGH
Expand to pizza or cookie dough with this food processing bowl — just ignore the noise.
Novices and experts alike will appreciate the auto-adjusting speeds, screen, and long warranty.
BEST PERSONAL BLENDER
Track fitness goals and nutrition facts with the Bluetooth smart scale and Balance app.
BEST SMART BLENDER
Walk-away convenience and the touchscreen are life-changing, but iPads can be bought for cheaper.
BEST HAND BLENDER
Dressing, soup, merengue, and whipped cream can achieve the perfect texture with 15 trigger speeds and an ergonomic handle.
BEST FOR WORKOUTS
A pre-gym smoothie always feels rushed, but this blending pitcher doubles as a sport bottle.
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 TRAVELING
USB charging makes this great for going off the grid or for work.
BEST FOR SWITCHING UP RECIPES
Though it only has one speed, you'll get two different blade options included with the set.
BEST FOR EXTRACTING NUTRIENTS
Get the most nutrients and best flavors from your produce with this blender's FreshVac pump.
A cheap, reliable blender that isn't too feature-heavy.
BEST FOR TAKING IN THE CAR
With two slim sports bottles, this compact blender is a solid choice.
BEST FOR CAMPING
Just because you're far from an outlet doesn't mean you need to skip your smoothie.
BEST DEALS ON GPS DEVICES:
Garmin DriveSmart 51 — $128.90 (save $71.09)
TomTom VIA 1525SE — $99.72 (save $40.27)
Garmin Drive 50 USA LM GPS — $113 (save $36.99)
TomTom GO 620 — $179.99 (save $20)
Garmin DriveSmart 61 — $185.99 (save $64)
While today's smartphones are loaded with Google Maps or Apple Maps, they are merely quick solutions for traveling short distances. Believe it or not, getting a dedicated GPS device for your car or truck is still the best way to get to your destination safely and with ease.
Companies like Garmin and TomTom specialize in safe car travel and update their maps and traffic reports whenever changes occur on the road. GPS devices also offer the peace of mind that you'll never get lost, even when you're in a new location — including remote areas. They can also help you find the nearest restaurants, shopping mall, rest area, and other locations that might be considered off-the-beaten-path. Read more...
BEST FOR DAILY COMMUTERS
This is a very reliable GPS device.
BEST IN-DASH SETUP
This is an all-in-one GPS and entertainment device for your car.
BEST BUDGET OPTION
There's nothing fancy about this GPS, but it gets the job done getting from point A to point B without getting you lost.
BEST BUDGET HEADS UP DISPLAY
This offers everything you need in a car GPS, but projects all the information on your windshield.
BEST VOICE-ACTIVATED NAVIGATION
Looking for the best Garmin and Amazon have to offer? Look right here.
BEST FOR EXPANDABLE STORAGE
This GPS is expandable up to 32GB via microSD card slot.
BEST FOR RVS
This is built for professional drivers and commercial use, along with RV families.
BEST FOR WORLD TRAVELERS
World maps are ready for download whenever you need them.
Includes free lifetime map updates of all 50 states, plus Canada and Mexico.
BEST SMARTPHONE COMPANION
This GPS device can sync directly to your iOS or Android smartphone.
BEST GPS WITH DASH CAM
Includes a built-in dash cam that continuously records footage.
Think of this GPS as a budget all-in-one entertainment center with music playback features.
BEST BUILT-IN DASH CAM
It's a best selling GPS device on Amazon for a reason.
BEST FOR LONG ROADTRIPS
A 7-inch screen makes this GPS device ideal for long, tiring drives.
BEST FOR MOTORCYCLES
Its compact size and specialty features makes this one a favorite of motorcyclists.
BEST DEALS ON DNA KITS:
tellmeGen DNA Test Kit — $119 (save $80)
Wisdom Panel 3.0 Canine DNA Test — $79.65 (save $5.34)
Embark Dog DNA Test — $189 (save $10)
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...
BEST FOR LITERALLY EVERYONE
Health screenings plus a recent addition of over 1,000 regions makes it the most all-encompassing test out there.
BEST FOR CONNECTING WITH RELATIVES
Get a seamless process from start to finish with a massive genealogical pool and the ability to connect with found relatives.
BEST FOR HEALTH
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 FINDINGS
Instead of the traditional family tree, Nat Geo's whole exome sequencing will tell you how much you have in common with a Neanderthal.
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 GENEALOGY
Prices are weirdly steep, but FamilyTreeDNA offers detailed maternal and paternal line tracing you can't find anywhere else.
BEST FOCUS ON AFRICAN HERITAGE
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 DOGS
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 MUTTS
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 PARENTS
The life plan gives your dog a customized diet, exercise, and play routine to maximize lifespan and happiness.
This budget-friendly test does a breed breakdown and health screening for less than a bag of fancy dog food.
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Leesa — Save up to $200 off any mattresses
Purple — Free sheets and premium sleep mask with the purchase of select mattresses
Nest Bedding — Save up to $200 with code SLEEPLIFE
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Brooklyn Bedding — Save 25% off sitewide
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. Read more...
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Say goodbye to waking up with a sore back thanks to Leesa's three-layer construction and recovery memory foam.
Comfort, durability, and stress-free setup make The Essential Mattress by Casper a top pick for all of your sleeping needs.
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 REGULATION
This mattress tracks and learns your sleeping habits, then adjusts the bed’s temperature for optimal comfort.
BEST FOR COMFORT
BEST FOR DIFFERENT SLEEP POSITIONS
BEST FOR ADAPTIVITY
Extremely comfortable and can adapt to almost any body shape, plus the customer support team will always have your back.
BEST 4K TV DEALS:
LG 55" Class 4K UHD 2160p LED Smart TV With HDR 55UM6950DUB — $348 (list price $449.99) at Walmart
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TCL 55-inch Class 6-Series 4K UHD QLED HDR Roku Smart TV (55R625) — $549 (list price $649.99) at Amazon
Samsung 55-inch The Frame Class 4K QLED Smart TV (QN55LS03R) — $1,397.99 at Walmart (list price $1,999.99)
Samsung - 75" Class - LED - Q80 Series - 2160p - Smart - 4K UHD TV with HDR — $2,999.99 (list price $3,299.99) at Best Buy
Sony 75-inch 4K Ultra HD LED TV (XBR85X850G) — $1,328 (list price $2,199.99) at Amazon Read more...
BEST OVERALL CHOICE
OLEDs offer some of the best pictures available, and the Sony A9F might be the best of them all.
BEST SAMSUNG TV
For fans of a truly colorful look, the Samsung Q9F will deliver that and then some.
BEST LG TV
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 TV
You don't need OLED for near-OLED quality, and the Sony X900F proves that.
BEST HIGH-END "STARTER" TV
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 PRICE
Eight series TVs are where performance TVs start, and the Samsung NU8000 best embodies that quality.
BEST BUDGET 4K TV
For the more budget-minded shoppers, TCL offers just that with quality performance in the R6 line.
Valentine’s Day is the one day a year where you have a free pass to be cheesy AF. We are officially granting you permission to indulge in the lovey dovey-ness of the holiday. (But definitely avoid the clichés. Check out 19 romantic Valentine's Day gifts that defy clichés if you need some help.) Go all out with flowers and chocolate hearts. Have a candlelit dinner. Shower your Valentine in romance.
SEE ALSO: 20+ Valentine’s Day gifts that your girlfriend will actually want
The average American is expected to spend $221.34 on Valentine’s Day this year, according to Finder — why not ensure that money is going toward something special? Nothing says “I love you” quite like a personalized gift. It allows you to show your significant other just how special they are with something one-of-a-kind and unique to them. Read more...
BEST DEALS ON BLUETOOTH SPEAKERS:
DOSS SoundBox Touch Wireless Bluetooth Portable Speaker — $29.99 (save $10)
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Marshall Stockwell II Portable Bluetooth Speaker — $188.88 (save $61.11)
Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker —$39.99 (save $60)
Bluetooth speakers allow us to experience music no matter where we go. Whether it's listening to classical pieces from Mozart or the newest BTS song 10 times in a row, you shouldn't have to enjoy your favorites through your phone's speaker and a cupholder. But with so many great Bluetooth speakers to choose from, how do you know which ones are the best? Read more...
MOST RELIABLE SPEAKER
If you need a speaker that's affordable and consistent, the XB10 is the one to look at.
BEST AFFORDABLE SPEAKER
This ultra portable speaker packs plenty of punch for the price.
BEST SPEAKER FOR PARTIES
If you're looking to get the party going, the Sony GTKXB90 is the speaker to get people going.
BEST PORTABLE SPEAKER
Just clip the JBL Clip 2 to your belt and enjoy your music with one of the easiest portable speakers to carry around.
BEST FOR SIMPLICITY
JBL leans into pure audio performance and removes the physical extras with the JBL Flip 4.
A strong, powerful speaker that's water resistant and surprisingly easy to transport.
BEST SPEAKER FOR THE ELEMENTS
UE delivers a small, portable speaker that's ideal for dealing with anything nature can throw your way.
BEST BALANCED SPEAKER
Great balance between power and build, plus daisy chaining makes it super flexible.
BEST SMALL SPEAKER
The Bose SoundLink Micro offers plenty of power in a small package, with a price tag to match.
BEST FOR 360-DEGREE AUDIO
Whether it's at home or at the beach, the Bose SoundLink Revolve will deliver deep audio wherever you need it.
BEST SPEAKER FOR THE HOME
From whole home compatibility to rich sound, this option from Bose is great for filling a room.
TL;DR: Nearly 20 curved monitors are on sale across Amazon and Walmart, saving you as much as 57% during this stellar sale.
Big, bright, and boasting 1000R curvatures that surround your entire field of vision, Samsung’s new Odyssey G7 and G9 QLED ultrawide gaming monitors were two of the big cheeses at last week's CES 2020. And if you're a serious PC gamer who wants to feel like you're sitting in the center of the action while traipsing around various virtual worlds, we're willing to bet money on two things:
You'll for sure want to snag one of those monitors upon their release sometime during the second quarter of 2020.
You'll need to start saving for that purchase, like, yesterday. (Samsung has yet to release official numbers, but we're calling it now: These puppies will be pricey with a capital "P.") Read more...