ProjectDue handles your business’ busywork so you can get more done

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Details are the bane of any manager. It’s tough to innovate when you’ve got invoices to approve, gripes to address and countless fires to put out on any number of projects.

Here is where technology can actually help you, because businesses run better when they integrate all their procedures, inflow and outflow under one system. ProjectDue.co aims to be just that system, and it’s got the functionality to do it.

This business suite has all the nuts-and-bolts essentials that let you keep track of employees and clients, but it also integrates that info in a way that allows you to work dynamically. You can track progress with any lead on the fly and communicate their needs to the right people on you team.

Invoices are approved with the click of a button, inventory gets tracked at a glance, and projects can be managed much more efficiently with all the relevant info at your fingertips.

A lifetime subscription to ProjectDue.co is already more than 95% off, but you can take an extra 20% off that final cost with the discount code 20SAVE20. Read the rest

Hack your cooking in 2020 with an air fryer. These 6 are on sale today

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You may have heard of air fryers, but they’re a lot more versatile than the name implies. Healthier (and quicker!) french fries are just the tip of the iceberg with these innovative cookers, and here are six of our favorites. As if they needed any additional highlighting, you can save an extra 20% off the final price on any of them by using the coupon code 20SAVE20.

GoWISE USA® 12.7QT Electric Air Fryer Toaster Oven

This premiere unit in the GoWISE line lets you take full advantage of the Rapid Air Circulation tech that cooks food fast with minimal amounts of oil. With a 12.7 quart capacity, you can roast and fry everything up to a full chicken while the 15 presets make it easy to make a variety of meals on the fly.

MSRP: $159.99

Sale Price: $149.99

Price after 20SAVE20 coupon: $119.99

GoWISE USA® 11-in-1 Programmable 12.7QT Electric Air Fryer Toaster Oven

Here’s another high-capacity model from GoWISE USA that’s designed to save space. There are three removable racks that allow you to make multiple dishes at the same time, and a recipe book that shows you how to refine them.

MSRP: $180.00

Sale Price: $159.00

Price after 20SAVE20 coupon: $127.20

GoWISE USA® 8-in-1 Programmable 4.6QT Stainless Electric Air Fryer

This smaller air fryer lets you cook a wide array of meals (even desserts) in a PFOA-free stainless steel pan. There’s even a crisper tray that allows for more efficient toasting, frying or warming up.

MSRP: $149.00

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Smoke app brings parts of Valve’s Steam to the Apple Watch

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For people who want to check in on their gaming achievements in Steam or stay up to date with the latest sales, this Apple Watch app has you covered.

Smoke gives Apple Watch users access to their Steam account, but that doesn’t mean people have the ability to play games from their wrist. The app exists to let you stay up to date on gaming news and to see what friends are playing while you might be away from your PC. There’s an ability to save news articles that come up in the Apple Watch and read them in Smoke’s companion app for iOS, according to 9to5Mac.

The full list of features Smoke brings to Apple Watch users includes:

  • View the games you own as well as your achievement statuses and total play time
  • View the store information for…

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Why you should almost always order one large pizza instead of two mediums

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Many pizza places offer special “deals” if you order two medium pies. You might think that two mediums deliver more cheesy goodness than one large pie, but usually you’d be mistaken. From Primer, a mathematical comparison of two 12″ pizzas and one 18″ pizza:

Area of two 12” pizzas:

12/2 = 6 6×6=36 36x? = 113.1 in² x 2 = 226.2 in²

Area of one 18” pizza:

18/2=9 9×9=81 81x? = 254.5 in²

And as we know, more pizza is always better.


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Netflix claims The Witcher is already one of its most popular shows of 2019

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The Witcher

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Netflix released its list of the most popular movies and TV shows of 2019 and, with the exception of Disney Pixar’s Incredibles 2, every title on the list is a Netflix original.

Most notable is Adam Sandler’s Murder Mystery, which Netflix declared as the most watched title in 2019. The Sandler and Jennifer Aniston-starring comedy broke records when it first hit Netflix back in June, generating more than 30 million account views within its first three days. It marked the biggest opening weekend for a Netflix film in the company’s history.

Some of the other entires on the list, seen below, also saw record-breaking weekends or weeks for Netflix. A couple – including Henry Cavill’s The Witcher — only just came out.

  1. Murder Mystery
  2. S…

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The Witcher’s success is held back by Netflix’s release strategy in a post-Game of Thrones world

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The Witcher has everything it needs to be Netflix’s next success: popular source material, a massive marketing campaign, a well-received performance by Henry Cavill, and an iconic meme in the form of the hit song “Toss A Coin To Your Witcher.” Yet, while certainly popular, it doesn’t seem like The Witcher is going to become “must see” television like other recent hits, such as The Mandalorian on Disney+ or Watchmen on HBO. At least part of the reason why is how Netflix released it: in a single, all-you-can-eat drop — like almost all of its other shows — instead of a more traditional weekly rollout.

Weekly releases have numerous benefits for fans: continued and focused conversation every week around the latest episode, a chance to digest…

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Esoteric programming language coded with images

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Piet is an esoteric programming language where the programs are encoded as images and resemble abstract paintings. Spot-on Mondrians (pictures) are the hook, but a wide range of pixelated styles are possible; the logic of the program can be exposed in the image.

Prime Number Generator

Sylvain Tintillier provides a method of generating prime numbers using Piet. Figuring out how it works is easy, he says, “Just look at the bitmap!”

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Australia is only a horrifying natural death trap so it can balance out the adorableness of the quokka

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I’ve always understood Australia to be a nightmare hellscape full of crazy killer creatures. But that’s only because I hadn’t heard about the quokka. This teddy bear-sized marsupial lives on the islands off the mainland of Australia, and they’re just — I mean — look at this thing!

It’s basically a non-cannibalistic Ewok, and apparently they’re known for being friendly as hell (also exceptionally horny), earning them the distinction of the “happiest animal in the world.” Though it’s illegal to touch one, they’re allegedly super-down with selfies, too.

I would brave any Australian beast just to be best friends with one of these lil’ fellas.

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This top-tier NetGear Nighthawk router is on sale for over 80% off

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So you’ve beefed up your media arsenal with mega-screen HDTVs, top-of-the-line laptops and gaming consoles galore. That’s great, but don’t forget that you need some internet infrastructure to keep it all humming.

If a better router is what you need, you could do a lot worse than this NetGear Nighthawk AC1900 – especially a model that’s refurbished and available at a fraction of the original cost.

The 2-in-1 CableLabs DOCSIS® 3.0 Cable Modem and Wi-Fi Router can provide internet speeds of 1.9 Gbps and downloads at 960 Mbps. That’s even while using multiple devices at peak hours, which can be a real help for busy households.

The 24×8 channel bonding feature is a particular boon for video, and you’ll have less dead spots in any size house thanks to the NETGEAR Beamforming+ capability.The Nighthawk AC1900 is certified to work with most any ISP, and you can even separate secure logins for your kids or guests.

This NetGear Nighthawk AC1900 is refurbished with an “A” rating, and is now more than 60% off the original retail price. You can even take an extra 20% off that cost by using the coupon code 20SAVE20. Read the rest

The automatic trash can is here

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Townew automatically seals the bag when full and pulls a new bag into place. | GIF: Townew

Until there’s a Roomba that takes out the trash, this self-sealing bin from Townew is as close as we’ll get to an automated garbage experience.

Townew is fitted with a Refill Ring that contains enough recyclable material to create 25 trash bags. Its touchless design opens the lid with a wave of the hand. When full, a button press on the front seals the bag, opens the top assembly for bag removal, then closes to pull a new bag into place. If the lid won’t close due to overloading, the trash can will automatically lift the top and seal the bag for removal.

The trash can is fitted with infrared sensors that detect movement at a range of 35 centimeters (about 14 inches). The bags are pulled from the Refill Ring and cut and sealed using…

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Take an extra 20% off everything in the Boing Boing store from luggage to gaming accessories

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So you didn’t get all the gifts you wanted this year. Who does? The good news is, there’s still time to take advantage of holiday discounts. Here are 10 of our favorite holdovers on holiday deals. Most are already on sale, but you can take an extra 20% off the final price by using the holiday coupon code 20SAVE20.

Playseat® Challenge Racing Video Game Chair

Get into the driver’s seat with the ultimate accessory for racing games. It’s compatible with current Xbox and Playstation systems as well as PC or Mac, and it even folds up for storage when not in use.

MSRP: $277

Sale Price: $249

Price after 20SAVE20 coupon code: $199.20

EZ-PET Smart Programmable Automatic Feeder

Does your pet need some TLC when you’re away? This automatic feeder pairs with your smartphone, allowing you to remotely dole out exact portions of food from anywhere. You can even record your voice and have it call your pup or kitty to chow time.

MSRP: $99.99

Sale Price: $79.99

Price after 20SAVE20 coupon code: $63.99

EndlessID® Smart Luggage & Backpack Tag

Say goodbye to lost luggage with this simple tag. It can give you the exact location of your bag through any smartphone or other NFC-enabled devices. You can also make use of it as a secure medical ID tag which will share crucial info with doctors or EMTs.

MSRP: $19.99

Sale Price: $16.99

Price after 20SAVE20 coupon code: $13.59

Insulated Touchscreen Gloves

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Another director leaves the Uncharted movie

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Uncharted

The Uncharted movie, based on the massively popular Indiana Jones-like game series, has lost another director, according to Deadline. Its release date has also been pushed back.

Deadline says Travis Knight, who most recently directed Transformers spinoff Bumblebee, had to drop from the Uncharted movie because of scheduling difficulties. The movie is set to star Tom Holland as protagonist Nathan Drake. Holland, however, is also committed to playing Spider-Man in the next Marvel iteration of series, which apparently begins shooting this summer. Deadline reports that Sony still plans to release the Uncharted movie, but with a new director and later release date. (It was originally slated for a December 18th, 2020 release.)

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Listen to top VCs discuss the next generation of automation startups at TC Sessions: Robotics+AI

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Robotics, AI and automation have long been one of the hottest categories for tech investments. After years and decades of talk, however, those big payouts are starting to pay off. Robotics are beginning to dominate nearly every aspect of work, from warehouse fulfillment to agriculture to retail and construction. Our annual TC Sessions: Robotics+AI event […]

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