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Netflix is paying to advertise on your Roku remote and you don't even know it

Take a look at your Roku remote. See those dedicated quick launch buttons for services like Netflix, Hulu, and Sling? Did you ever wonder how Roku chooses which companies are on there? The answer: those streaming services pay for their own dedicated space on your remote, and they pay Roku $1 per customer for each of those buttons. So, for example, every Roku remote sold with four of those dedic...

These are some of the most popular Google searches of 2019

Questions about Boomers, VSCO girls, and Area 51 made the list . Read more... More about Tech , Google , Mashable Video , Culture , and Search Engine

This tiny portable air purifier may soon sooth your inner germ freak Future Blink

Created by the Taiwan-based LUFT, Luft Cube is an air purifier you can bring with you anywhere and can destroy pollutants, odors, germs, and more. Read more... More about Tech , Mashable Video , Air Purifier , Future Blink , and Luft Cube

Walmart just randomly brought back its Black Friday deal on the iPad

TL;DR: The 10.2-inch iPad (WiFi, 128GB) is on sale for $329 at Walmart, the same deal the retailer ran on Black Friday — a savings of $100. The situation: You need a last-minute gift for someone, but something like a tablet doesn't seem personal enough. We're going to argue that an iPad is a thoughtful, personalized gift. Someone who has too many pictures on their phone but whose iCloud is mess...

These gadgets have the potential to change the world for the better Future Blink

From trash-eating drones to rescue robots. These tools all have one goal in common: leave a positive impact on mankind. Read more... More about Tech , Mashable Video , Environment , Social Good , and Future Blink

Best headphones for running or working out

BEST DEALS ON HEADPHONES: Beats Solo3 — $178 (save $121.95) Apple AirPods with Charging Case — $144 (save $15) Bose SoundSport Free — $169 (save $80) Sony Extra Bass Earbuds — $29.99 (save $20) Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphone — $119 (save $80.95) 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 f...

10 of the best fitness trackers for monitoring heart rate

BEST FITNESS TRACKER DEALS: Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS, 44mm) — $404 (save $25) YAMAY Smart Watch — $44.99 (save $25) Fitbit Alta HR — $98 (save $31.95) Garmin Forerunner 35 — $91.38 (save $78.61) Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch (42mm) — $249 (save $45.78) 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 poppi...

6 of the best gaming laptops that cost less than $1,000

BEST DEALS ON GAMING LAPTOPS: Dell G3 15 Gaming Laptop — $749.99 (save $110) Dell G5 15 (8th Gen) — $849.99 (save $160) HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15.6-inch — $704.80 (save $175.19) Asus TUF Gaming Laptop — $749 (save $250) Lenovo IdeaPad L340 Gaming Laptop — $589 (save $161) Legion By Lenovo Y540 15.6" Gaming Laptop — $799 (save $300) Asus FX504 Thin & Light TUF Gaming Laptop — $798 (save $201....

Level up: The best laptops to boost your gaming experience

BEST DEALS ON GAMING LAPTOPS: Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop — $1,074.99 (save $125) Dell G5 15 Gaming Laptop Inspiron 5590 — $749 (save $200) Asus FX504 Thin & Light TUF Gaming Laptop — $798 (save $201.99) Asus ROG Strix Hero II — $1,529.97 (save $270.02) Asus TUF 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop — $849 (save $250) Lenovo ideapad L340 15.6" Gaming Laptop — $589 (save $161) It's time to level up...

10 of the best gaming PCs: Why we love Corsair, Lenovo, Dell, and more

BEST DEALS ON GAMING PCS: iBUYPOWER WA563GT3 - Gaming Desktop PC — $589.99 (save $50) HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop — $546.32 (save $52.68) XPS Tower Special Edition — $1,949.99 (save $110) Lenovo Idea centre 720 Core i7 7700 — $854 (save $245.99) XPS 8930 Tower — $659.99 (save $30) The popularity of gaming PCs has exploded in recent years. Sure, there are plenty of people who won’t abandoned thei...

The best blenders for smoothies, soups, and everything in between

BEST DEALS ON BLENDERS: Magic Bullet Blender — $27.92 (save $12.07) Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender — $288.95 (save $61) BLACK+DECKER XL Blast Drink Machine Blender — $48.99 (save $4.55) Hamilton Beach Power Elite — $29.99 (save $5) Ninja BL480 Nutri Ninja — $79.99 (save $20) Ninja Professional Countertop Blender — $79.99 ($20) Today's lesson in Cooking as a Grown-Ass adult: Blenders are used fo...

15 of the best GPS devices for your car or motorcycle

BEST DEALS ON GPS DEVICES: Garmin DriveSmart 51 — $129.95 (save $70.04) TomTom VIA 1525SE — $90 (save $49.99) Garmin Drive 50 USA LM GPS — $98.97 ($51.02) TomTom GO 620 — $149.99 (save $100) Garmin DriveSmart 61 — $159.73 (save $90.26) 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 ...

SpaceX to bring hemp and coffee to the space station

"SpaceX is about to send hemp to the ISS" is maybe the most perfectly 2019 sentence, and thankfully, it's true. Specifically, an upcoming research project will use a March 2020 SpaceX flight to send plant cultures of hemp and coffee to the International Space Station for studying. This is all thanks to a collaboration between Front Range Biosciences, SpaceCells USA, and BioServe Space Technolog...

Which DNA test kit should you get?

BEST DEALS ON DNA KITS: 23andMe Ancestry + Traits Service — $79 (save $20) tellmeGen DNA Test Kit — $119 (save $80) AncestryDNA: Genetic Ethnicity Test — $59 (save $40) Embark Dog DNA Test — $145 (save $54) Wisdom Panel 3.0 Canine DNA Test — $64.99 (save $20) DNA test kits like AncestryDNA and 23andMe have become increasingly popular over the past few years — some 26 million people have taken t...

Best 4K TVs 2020: From OLED to QLED, Samsung to TCL and more

BEST 4K TV DEALS: LG 49-inch Class 4K LED UHD HDR Smart TV (49UM6900PUA) — $349.99 (list price $379.99) at Walmart SAMSUNG 43" Class 4K UHD 2160p LED Smart TV with HDR UN43NU6900 — $278 (list price $499.99) at Walmart TCL 55-inch Class 6-Series 4K UHD QLED HDR Roku Smart TV (55R625) — $599.99 (list price $649.99) at Amazon Samsung 55-inch The Frame Class 4K QLED Smart TV (QN55LS03R) — $1,397.99...
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