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2021-02-28 03:20    2021-02-28 04:31

10 best Google Chrome extensions for productivity

There's a very good chance the most productive people you know aren't just naturally organized and efficient. Instead, they may be using an entire suite of tools to help them stay on track. Google Chrome extensions are an example of tools that can help with productivity issues.

How social media is driving the Indian farmers protests — and why we can't stop now

India's farmers are months into one of the largest protests in human history. As they weather rain, cold, violence, and slander, one truth is only gaining momentum with each day: The world is watching. The protests began when the Indian government passed three laws in September 2020 which, broadly,

'The Real World' original cast reunites in the first reunion trailer from Paramount+

MTV's The Real World is typically credited for laying out the blueprint of what we now call reality television. The show's first season, set in New York City, ran in 1992 and now, almost 30 years later, that cast is getting back together for a new Paramount+ series.

NASA's Perseverance has a little 'family portrait' Easter egg

In 1972, astronaut Charles Duke left a family portrait on the moon. Now, almost 50 years later, another NASA employee keeps its own family close.The Perseverance rover made its monumental landing on Mars on Feb. 18 and it has already sent thousands of raw images back to Earth.

Facebook releases TikTok-like rapping app, Bars

While Facebook has been under fire for copying competitors for years now, the criticism has never stopped the company. From making its own Tinder to jacking the idea of Snapchat's Stories, the Zuck never shies away from taking "inspiration" from other successful tech companies.Case in point,

200,000 Buddhists celebrated a holy day over Zoom and the pictures are beautiful

On Friday, over 200,000 Buddhists gathered over Zoom to celebrate Makha Bucha Day. One of the holist days to Buddhists, Makha Bucha Day marks the full moon day of the third lunar month. This year, that date was February 26. Image:

Volkswagen's new ID.4 EV soothes drivers with a subtle (and literal) guiding light

While driving around in Volkswagen's newest electric vehicle, the ID.4 compact SUV, for the past few days, I was bombarded with an information overload from two different screens behind the steering wheel and one on the center dashboard.

Willow vs. Elvie: Which is the best hands-free breast pump?

After years of minimal major improvements to breast pumps, we have come to live in an age of relative abundance. There are now two breast pumps that are big leaps forward for breastfeeding or chestfeeding parents: the Elvie and the Willow. 

Where to find free college courses online

Online learning is a flexible, convenient route to self-improvement. Whether you want to train for another occupation while working, improve your skills to increase your current career prospects, learn more about a topic you're passionate about, or simply improve your knowledge levels,

Stardust's period tracker app takes a holistic, astrological approach

I would describe myself as a low-key astrology enthusiast at best. Sure, I’ve called my mom to verify the time I was born while making my birth chart, and I frequently share astrology memes like these with my friends. But I don’t think of astrology as an exact science. 

I'm still so emotional about Netflix's 'Fate: The Winx Saga'

In the fantastical world of Fate: The Winx Saga, emotions make magic. In my real apartment, where I just binged the Netflix YA series for the third time this month, emotions mainly make a mess.We’re coming up on one year of social distancing, and I, like so many others, am exhausted.

Dramatic 'Ginny & Georgia' finale leaves us with plenty of questions

Netflix's Ginny & Georgia is nothing like Gilmore Girls. The comparison was ostensibly made to create buzz around the former, which subsequently entered the world in the gargantuan shadow of its fast-talking, snow-covered predecessor. By the Season 1 finale,

New iPhone? Grab a magnetic charger to go with it.

The iPhone 12 isn’t a huge departure from the iPhone 11, but it does have a new MagSafe feature. It’s basically a small magnetic coil in the back of the phone that works with its "quick-attach" charging accessories.Here are a few magnetic chargers and charging accessories on sale as of Feb. 27.

Interested in mechanical engineering? Learn more with this course bundle.

TL;DR: Interested in mechanical engineering? Check out the The Complete Mechanical Engineer and Design Certification Bundle, on sale for 96% off. As of Feb. 27, get it for only $29.99.Mechanical engineers are both designers and problem solvers. If you’re interested in becoming one of them,

It's time to make the ultimate bathroom upgrade: A bidet

It's no surprise that home improvements are on plenty of people's minds these days. But between the kitchen updates and new paint, don't overlook the bathroom.One of the best upgrades you can make to your bathroom? A bidet. For a limited time,

Need a new water bottle? Hydro Flask has tons for 30% off.

SAVE 30%: Grab Hydro Flask products in retiring colors for 30% off as of Feb. 27. Plus, score free shipping on orders of $30 or more.If you don't have a Hydro Flask yet, why not? These iconic insulated bottles aren't just for Gen Z — folks of all generations can enjoy them.Inside a Hydro Flask,

Access tons of courses for entrepreneurs with one $30 subscription

TL;DR: Commit to bettering yourself and your business with a lifetime subscription to MSTRMND Academy, on sale for $29.99 — a 97% savings — as of Feb. 27. If you want to set yourself up for success, you can build up your business knowledge a little bit each day through MSTRMND Academy.

15 games, toys, and puzzles on sale this weekend

After a year in quarantine, you might be running out of things to do. You've baked the cookies, finished the coloring books, and likely watched every Netflix series available for streaming.Ready to shake things up? We've compiled these games, toys,

Unblock video content from around the world with CyberGhost VPN

SAVE 82%: A three-year subscription to CyberGhost VPN is on sale for £1.99 per month as of Feb. 27, and includes an extra three months for free.There are plenty of VPN features that really help with streaming, but server network might be the most important.

Master Microsoft Teams and Outlook with this online training course

TL;DR: The Essential 2021 Microsoft Teams Training Course is on sale for £14.10 as of Feb. 27, saving you 88% on list price.The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work forever. With many companies and organisations realising the merits of working remotely,

Save 97% on this Microsoft Azure certification prep bundle

TL;DR: The Complete 2021 Microsoft Azure Certification Prep Bundle is on sale for £27.52 as of Feb. 27, saving you 97% on list price.In the world of streaming services, it's Hulu versus Netflix. For delivery pizza, it's Domino's versus Pizza Hut. And when it comes to cloud computing,

You can still get 3 months of Amazon Music HD for absolutely nothing

SAVE OVER £40: A three-month subscription to Amazon Music HD is available for free, saving you over £40 on list price.We don't know about you, but when we hear about genuine freebies, it's normally too late. These sort of deals obviously don't tend to stick around for too long,

6 of the best dash cams for recording your every move

The thing about dash cams is that most people don't realise how useful these little cameras are until it's too late. A lot of drivers have either had an accident or been involved in an incident on the roads, and have really regretted not being equipped with a dash cam.Alternatively,

'WandaVision' episode 8 made a strong new case for keeping Disney+

The penultimate episode of WandaVision finally answered one of the series’ longstanding questions by explaining how the Westview hex came into being. The answer was not Mephisto, the Nexus, or Agatha all along: It was Wanda’s unyielding grief manifesting as pure chaos magic.

A Japanese factory can grow broccoli sprouts without sunlight– Future Blink

The largest sprout producer in Japan created a totally artificially lit factory for making broccoli super sprouts without sunlight.  Read more...More about Mashable Video, Sprout, Factory, Broccoli, and Sprouting

An ancient conch shell played three notes for the first time in 17,000 years

Researchers discovered a long-uncovered conch shell was actually a musical instrument, not a broken drinking cup, as once believed.  Read more...More about Mashable Video, Discovery, Ancient Civilization, Shell, and Musical Instruments

Act fast: Best Buy has restocked the Xbox Series X and PS5

QUICK LINKS:PlayStation 5 — $499.99PlayStation 5 Digital Edition — $399.99Xbox Series X — $499.99Xbox Series S — $299.99 We're willing to bet that many of you are still holding out hope to score either an Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 sometime this year (or maybe both, in which case,

How Lee Daniels and Andra Day set out to tell the true story of Billie Holiday

With his new film, The United States vs. Billie Holiday, Lee Daniels wants to set the record straight on the life and legacy of Billie Holiday, played by Andra Day.  Read more...More about Movies, Mashable Video, Golden Globes, Lee Daniels, and Strange Fruit

Netflix's 'Shadow and Bone' trailer hints at the epic fantasy adventure that awaits

Fantasy fans, your next adventure awaits.Based on the first book in Leigh Bardugo's best-selling young adult Grisha trilogy, Shadow and Bone catches up with orphan soldier Alina Starkov after she unleashes a special power that could set her country free. However,

Does anyone actually like Clubhouse?

A confession: I'm trying — I'm really trying — to grasp Clubhouse's appeal. I spend so much of my life thinking about, and being on, social media. I want to understand why some people are obsessed with the audio-only social app. But, for the most part, I find it so...unlikable.

Need another controller for your Xbox or PC? This is 40% off at Walmart.

SAVE $25.99: As of Feb. 26, the Gray/Blue Xbox Wireless Controller is on sale at Walmart for only $39 — that's 40% off its $64.99 MSRP.We hate to sound like a broken record, but you should really consider having a second controller handy for your gaming setup:

'Godzilla vs. Kong' is on HBO Max this month and it needs to be watched in 4K

Need guidance at a glance? These are our favorite TV deals from Walmart, Best Buy, Dell, and Amazon as of Feb. 26:Sony 55-inch A8H Series 4K OLED Smart TV (XBR55A8H) — $1,498 (save $401.99)Samsung 65-inch Q800T Series 8K UHD Smart TV (QN765Q800TAFXZA) — $1,999.

Keep your phone charged and germ-free with this Samsung UV sanitizer on sale

SAVE $20: As of Feb. 26, grab the Samsung Electronics Qi Wireless Charger and UV Sanitizer for 40% off, bringing the price down to only $29.99.Let's be real, your phone has seen some grimy places. It's probably been on public transit, placed on a restaurant counter or table,

Get a full-body workout with this rowing machine on sale

Save $178.26: As of Feb. 26, get the Sunny Health & Fitness rowing machine on sale for $220.74.Exercise bikes have been all the craze lately,

This Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is still $300 off, plus more laptop deals this weekend

OUR TOP PICK: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 — save $1,2876.60BEST CHROMEBOOK DEAL: Samsung Galaxy Touch-Screen Chromebook — save $300BEST 2-IN-1 DEAL: Asus Chromebook Flip C434 — save $42.49What's better than a great laptop? A great laptop that's cheap. Nowadays,

In France, Apple now shows how hard its products are to repair

Apple's products haven't typically been the easiest to repair, though the company is making progress on this front. But being able to repair a product (or at least have a third party professional do it) is an important part of the experience of owning that product,

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