14 Can’t-Miss Deals With an Extra 20% off This Cyber Monday

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With the season of shopping in full swing, now is an excellent time to go looking for new tech and holiday gifts. Of course, that means everyone else has the same idea. Instead of fighting through the crowds, take a look at these Cyber Monday deals — now with an extra 20% off the sale price when you use coupon code CMSAVE20.

Beard Head Stubble Populous

Billed as the first-ever beard headwear, the Stubble Populous beanie hat comes with a cozy fake beard to keep your face warm. The beard makes a fun addition to your outfit, and the Velcro attachment makes it easy to remove.

MSRP: $24.99

Sale Price: $19.99

Price with CMSAVE20 code: $15.99

MEE audio EarBoost EB1 Adaptive Wireless Earphones

The unique EarBoost earphones connect to a companion smartphone app to provide tailor-made sound. They also have Qualcomm aptX Low Latency technology for better Bluetooth syncing, and the 6mm drivers deliver rich audio.

MSRP: $99.99

Sale Price: $49.99

Price with CMSAVE20 code: $39.99

Leather Notebooks & Journals

These beautiful notebooks have pages made from recycled cotton paper pages, and covers decorated with hand-stitched embossed leather. They are environmentally friendly and small enough to take anywhere.

MSRP: $39

Sale Price: $35.10

Price with CMSAVE20 code: $28.08

Wilfa Precision Automatic Coffee Maker

Straight out of Norway, the Wilfa Precision offers state-of-the-art brewing technology. This award-winning machine keeps tight control over the water content and temperature of your coffee to ensure consistent, flavorful results.

MSRP: $349.99

Sale Price: $74.99

Price with CMSAVE20 code: $59.99

Whoosh!® Screen Shine Go + Diamond Defense Protection Bundle

This bundle includes a screen cleaner and screen protector for touchscreen devices. Read the rest

35-year-old Commodore 64 Easter egg revealed on Christian rock album

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Way back in 1984, Christian rock band Prodigal hid a Commodore 64 program on their “Electric Eye” album. The 35-year-old Easter egg, which I won’t spoil for you, was recently unlocked by YouTuber 8-Bit Show And Tell.

The son of band’s lead singer, Dan Boldman, left this fun comment, “Loyd Boldman, the lead singer of Prodigal, was my dad & I thank you so much for doing this! This is the first time I’ve ever actually seen somebody use this program! I’ve been hearing about it since I was a kid!”

(Coudal Partners)

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This rebar-tying video is weirdly calming

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I’m not an engineer, but I can’t stop watching this hypnotic and oddly satisfying video of tying rebar.

From World of Engineering.

The tool in the video is identified as the Makita XRT01TK 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Rebar Tying Tool Kit (5.0Ah).

You know, for all your rebar-tying needs at home. Or to calm you down when life gets a bit much. Read the rest

A dying Stars Wars fan got an advance screening of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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A Star Wars fan in hospice is not expected to live long enough to see Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker when it is released in theaters on December. But a representative from Disney went to Rowans Hospice in England with a laptop containing the movie and showed it to the patient.

The hospice staff also  held a Star Wars themed party for the man and his family. “We were joined by Stormtroopers, wookies and droids and a brilliant time was had by all,” tweeted a staffer.

Image: Rowan’s Hospice

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5 Smart Video Doorbells With an Extra 20% off This Cyber Monday

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Video doorbells are the perfect way to remotely issue instructions for delivery and check on your home from afar. These five smart video doorbells are already discounted, but you can take an extra 20% off the sale price for Cyber Monday using coupon code CMSAVE20.

RemoBell® Black: Wireless Wi-Fi Video Doorbell

Sleek and sophisticated, RemoBell has motion detection, night vision, and full-duplex audio. The doorbell runs on AA batteries for four months, and you can view live HD video from your front door via the companion smartphone app.

MSRP: $149

Sale price: $89.99

Price with CMSAVE20 code: $71.99

Sinji WiFi Doorbell Camera

A great budget option, Sinji is easy to install and entirely wireless. It has a built-in camera with night vision, and the anti-theft feature will alert you if someone tries to interfere with the doorbell.

MSRP: $79

Sale price: $25

Price with CMSAVE20 code: $20

RemoBell® W: Equipped Smart Video Doorbell Camera With Chime

Thanks to a 160-degree lens, the RemoBell W covers a wide arc at the front of your property. Along with night vision and motion detection, this doorbell comes with a powerful chime (up to 90dB) that ensures you won’t miss a delivery.

MSRP: $199

Sale price: $159.99

Price with CMSAVE20 code: $127.99

LizaTech HD Doorbell Camera

With a 166-degree camera lens and a PIR motion sensor with an arc of 120 degrees, the LizaTech doorbell provides impressive coverage. It also has six powerful infrared LEDs, two-way audio and an IP65 waterproof outer shell.

MSRP: $199.99

Sale price: $149.99

Price with CMSAVE20 code: $119.99

RemoBell® S: Fast-Responding Smart Video Doorbell Camera

This feature-packed doorbell has an HD camera that captures 180 degrees, and you can define areas of special interest via the remo+ app. Read the rest

The game Operation was born as a test of desert survival skills

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We all know the game Operation in which the player must conduct surgery on a curious character named Cavity Sam. As the commercial goes, “It takes a very steady hand.” But as sci-tech historian Allison Marsh writes in IEEE Spectrum, Operation evolved from a very different electrified game called Death Valley that was invented in the early 1960s by a University of Illinois industrial design student named John Spinello. From IEEE Spectrum:

Spinello’s game, called Death Valley, didn’t feature a patient, but rather a character lost in the desert. His canteen drained by a bullet hole, he wanders through ridiculous hazards in search of water. Players moved around the board, inserting their game piece—a metal probe—into holes of various sizes. The probe had to go in cleanly without touching the sides; otherwise it would complete a circuit and sound a buzzer. Spinello’s professor gave him an A….

Spinello sold the idea to Marvin Glass and Associates, a Chicago-based toy design company, for US $500, his name on the U.S. patent (3,333,846), and the promise of a job, which never materialized.

Mel Taft, a game designer at Milton Bradley, saw a prototype of Death Valley and thought it had potential. His team tinkered with the idea but decided it would be more interesting if the players had to remove an object rather than insert a probe. They created a surgery-themed game, and Operation was born.


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Build the Mandalorian’s Razor Crest in Lego microscale

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Johan Scheffer has posted designs for Lego microscale versions of the Mandalorian’s Razor Crest and a few other Star Wars vehicles.

For more Mandalorian, Redditor Crybug created a Christmas card:

And enjoy a few gifs:

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Flip flops that spell out “Impeach Trump” in sand

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Perfect stocking stuffers: Impeach Trump flip flops ($25/pair).

What better way to decorate the beach than this call to action?

Frustrated by the State of our Union? Our Dumpster Fire line of sand imprinting flip flops provide a lasting impression (or at least until the tide comes in) Buy a pair for yourself or for a comrade in arms. Guaranteed to provide some foot stamping fun!

Same Etsy vendor, DumpsterFireFootwear, also sells “Fuck Trump” and “Tiny Hands/ Big Lies” flip flops. Read the rest

This Welsh password generator might keep you safe from hackers, but definitely from dragons

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Inspired by XKCD’s classic diceware strip, a programmer named Alice created an open-source algorithm to randomly generate secure passphrases in Welsh. As difficult as it would be for any human or computer to figure out a nonsense phrase like, “correct horse battery staple,” it would be even more difficult to guess, “stwffwl batri ceffyl cywir,” especially when there are only about 700,000 Welsh speakers to begin with.

While I’m no cryptologist, I did run a few of the passwords through HowSecureIsMyPassword.net and My1Login.net and they seemed to work out all right. According to those sites, it would take 11 quattuordecillion years or 1 trillion trillion trillion years for a computer to crack “DrefnasidRhyd-y-meirchSefydlogiad6*.” Similarly, “GlaeruchdyrauGymreigeiddiaiBarcdir0**” would take 429 tredecillion years, or 94 billion trillion trillion years, respectively.

However, as Alice the programmer warns: “It’s probably not a good idea to actually use this, since the wordlist is freely available along with the algorithm being used.”

So it might not stop a really clever hacker from getting into your email. But it will almost certainly stop a mythic Welsh dragon from stealing your identity. Probably. I’m assuming their claws are pretty clumsy on the keyboard.

Welsh Password Generator [WheresAlice.info]

Image via Lewis Ogden/Flickr (altered)

*Google Translate tells me this means, “The ford of the horses was arranged.” I don’t know that I trust it—Google Translate is famously sloppy with the grammar of some Celtic languages—but it certainly sounds epic.

**Similarly, this became “Parkland was a Welsh occupation” which sounds like something you would hear on the Breton version of InfoWars. Read the rest

Take Home 13 Award-Winning Mac Apps for Under $40 This Cyber Monday

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Great software can be the difference between a smooth workday and staying late at the office. If you want to improve your workflow without spending a fortune, the 2020 Limited Edition Mac Bundle is definitely worth a look. This collection of 13 award-winning apps brings together some of the best third-party Mac software available today, ranging from big names to hidden gems. 

The headliner is Aurora HDR 2019, which allows photographers to combine multiple exposures to create a perfectly balanced image. Parallels Desktop 15 is another big name — this app allows users to run Windows software, including Office and many games, without leaving macOS.

PDF Expert makes it easy to edit, annotate and sign PDF documents. This former App of the Year and Editor’s Choice doubles as a speedy PDF reader. XMind 8 provides a powerful suite of tools for mind mapping, and TextExpander saves keystrokes by converting text shortcuts into full-length snippets. Meanwhile, iMazing 2 allows users to transfer files to and from any iOS device in seconds.

The bundle also includes RapidWeaver 8, the popular web design app; Banktivity 7, an award-winning personal finance tracker; and iMazing 2, the intuitive iOS data manager. Live Home 3D Pro gives homeowners the chance to create a virtual mockup of interior design projects, while NetSpot Pro reveals the Wi-Fi deadspot in any home or office. 

The bundle even provides two years of online privacy protection with Windscribe VPN Pro. This subscription includes unlimited bandwidth on any number of devices.

The apps in this bundle provide an instant upgrade for any Mac, no matter how you use your Apple machine. Read the rest

This “follow-me” FPV drone is an extra 20% off for Cyber Monday

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Holiday memories are precious and should be remembered — but when you’re in the moment, it can be difficult to remember to take photos. This Force Flyers Card Drone with Hi-Res Wi-Fi FPV Camera is a clever workaround to designating someone as the family reunion photographer: it’s a follow-me style drone that zips around, capturing everything from selfies to group photos.

Compact and lightweight, this handy drone folds into a package you can slip into your back pocket. It includes features like a selfie button that allows it to take off, fly for ten feet, and take three photos of you in rapid succession that you can then review and approve straight from your phone. There’s also a visual identification feature that lets you “follow” anything/anyone you select.

You can enjoy real-time recording for up to 12 minutes of your holiday festivities and capture any moment within a 164 to 230-foot range. Plus, it recharges in just about 60 minutes and is ready to go for the next party you’re attending.

Usually, this Force Flyers Card Drone with Hi-Res Wi-Fi FPV Camera is $69.99, but it’s on sale now for $49.99 — but for a limited time, use coupon code BFSAVE20 for an extra 20% off the sale price, bringing the cost down to $39.99. Read the rest

Digitize your notes with this reusable notebook that’s 20% off for Cyber Monday

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Sometimes you can capture more in a notebook than you ever could with a laptop or tablet, whether you’re doodling dreams or developing intricate mind maps. This Rocketbook Wave Executive Smart Notebook with Pen Station helps you capture your most innovative thoughts and drawings forever by saving them to the cloud. You can find it here for $8 off the sale price for $27.99 — but if you use this early Cyber Monday discount code, CMSAVE20, you can save an additional 20% off the sale price.

You can save paper (and stop repurchasing notebooks) with this Rocketbook Wave Executive Smart Notebook — you can upload your handwritten notes to the cloud instantaneously with the Rocketbook app. Choose between Google Docs, Dropbox, iCloud, Evernote, Slack and more, making it the perfect choice for business and creative use alike.

When you’ve filled up the pages, all you need to do (after saving your notes first), is simply stick the Rocketbook into the microwave to erase all the pages and start over. You can reuse the notebook up to five times and leverage the sophisticated AI technology to create smart titles, smart search and email transcription.

Rocketbook Wave Executive Smart Notebook with Pen Station is currently available for $27.99 — use coupon code CMSAVE20 to bring the price down to $22.39. Read the rest

Save big on these Cyber Monday deals that are already on sale

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Cyber Monday is just around the corner, but you don’t need to wait until hoards of shoppers break the internet in order to save big on these top-rated gadgets and accessories—each of which is available for an additional 20% off when you enter the coupon code CMSAVE20 at checkout.

1. AquaSonic Black Series Toothbrush and Travel Case With 8 Dupont Brush Heads

MSRP: $140 | Sale Price: $40 | Price w/ code CMSAVE20: $32

This electric toothbrush removes up to 10x more plaque than a traditional toothbrush and comes with its own travel case.

2. Nomad 1.5M Battery Lightning Cable

MSRP: $50 | Sale Price: $20 | Price w/ code CMSAVE20: $16

Keep your devices charged in durable style with this 1.5M lightning cable that comes with its own battery.

3. Wilfa Precision Automatic Coffee Maker

MSRP: $350 | Sale Price: $75 | Price w/ code CMSAVE20: $56

This precision coffee maker makes it easy to wake up to the perfect cup of coffee every morning, thanks to finely-tuned heat controls.

4. Millennium Falcon Ice Molds

MSRP: $15 | Sale Price: $10 | Price w/ code CMSAVE20: $8

These millennium Falcon ice molds are a must-have for any Star Wars fan who hates diluting their drinks with regular ice cubes.

5. Dr. Save Vacuum Travel Kit

MSRP: $70 | Sale Price: $33 | Price w/ code CMSAVE20: $26

Travel lighter with this vacuum kit that can shrink your clothing by up to 70%.

6. RECOVER 600mg CBD Muscle Recovery Rub

MSRP: $60 | Sale Price: $48 | Price w/ code CMSAVE20: $38

Treat your post workout soreness the right way with this rejuvenating CBD muscle rub. Read the rest

Remote controlled miniature surfer annoys a surfer

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At first I thought this video used special effects to make it look like a tiny surfer was bugging a normal size surfer. It’s actually a remote control scale model of a surfer.

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This guy hand-makes and sells giant LEDs

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You can buy a giant LED from a guy who makes them at home. The cost about $70.

From his site:

My first Maker Faire as a maker was New York 2012, I brought a Giant Arduino Starter Kit (YouTube video Giant Arduino Starter Kit – A 10x Scale Model). Everything was ten times scaled up; the Arduino Uno, breadboard, resistors, potentiometer, LDR, jumper wires, and LEDs.

As the LEDs were portable, I would bring an LED with me to other Faire’s, it has always been received well and many times people would ask was it for sale.

In September 2018 I decided to explore turning the rough model in to something that I would be happy to sell. The following YouTube playlist records some of the progress in Making a Refined Giant LED.

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