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Akari Zero Gravity Chairs with Table Furniture Set

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 05:00:24 Z

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Better tie these down to your porch rails- they could float away at any moment!

The only other way to get the same zero-gravity feeling that this chair provides is to tie a bunch of helium balloons to your limbs and lie in a vat of saltwater. Now, if you choose to do that- that's fine. But we personally prefer these chairs. Plus those saltwater vats are pretty big...



Mortimer and Monte's Weekend Adventures

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 05:00:00 Z

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Microsoft Surface 3 10.8" 64GB Tablet

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:00:36 Z

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On the surface, it looks like a pretty good tablet. But under the surface, it also looks like a pretty good tablet.

We gathered a panel of experts to evaluate the Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet, here's what they had to say...

EXPERT 1: Wow, look at this...is this a computer?

EXPERT 2: Excuse me, how long will this take? You said you have some information about my lost dog?

EXPERT 3: I am a dinosaur fossil expert, I don't know why I'm here.

 




BLACK+DECKER 40V MAX Lithium Powercut Hedge Trimmer

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:22 Z

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Show those hedges you mean business!

Those dull pruning sheers aren't going to be enough to defeat those bristly bushes encroaching on your window. All summer they've been gathering strength and gaining height. They've become lawless- with no respect for their place or purpose. It's time to trim them into submission. It's time to bust out the Black & Decker Hedge Trimmer.



bObsweep Junior Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:00:26 Z

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This is a dream robot- if your dreams involve robots vacuuming your house while you're at work.

They say that this vacuum is every family's dream robot, but I beg to differ. My family's dream robot is not a vacuum cleaner (though, admittedly not having to vacuum anymore would be nice). My family's dream robot would be a device that could go to the grocery store and pick up ice cream when it's after 10pm and no one in the house wants to put on real pants or be seen in public.



The Woot app is bigger than ever!

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:00:00 Z

Because it's on tablets now! Get it?

Hey you know about the Woot app? WHAT DO YOU MEAN NO, IT'S THE GREATEST APP SINCE THEY INVENTED APPS.

Anyhoo, now it's available for iOS and Android tablets. Check it out:

oh yeah, it's here too:

have an appsolutely fabulous day.




The Debunker: Will You Get Straight A's If Your College Roommate Commits Suicide?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:00:00 Z

It's September and parents are rejoicing, because kids are (finally!) heading back to school! Crayons and binders and graphing calculators are flying off store shelves; beanbag chairs for dorm rooms are getting stuffed into the backs of station wagons. But maybe we all need to be taken to school, because a lot of the stuff we think we know about education would get us an 'F' on the final exam. Ken Jennings, that Jeopardy! guy, will be standing in front of the class all month with his red marker at the ready, to correct all that academic misinformation. The Debunker: Will You Get Straight A's If Your College Roommate Commits Suicide? Short answer: YES! But only if you already had straight A's before the tragedy as well. This urban legend—that universities will grant students an automatic 4.0 for the term if their roommate commits suicide—dates back to the 1970s. Snopes.com records " several more baroque variations: a 3.5 GPA if multiple roommates are left behind, a 3.4 for roommates who never saw the body, sometimes a year of free tuition to boot. A few decades later, this belief was so engrained in the culture that it became the premise of two different 1998 movies: Dead Man on Campus with Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tom Everett Scott, and The Curve with Matthew Lillard and Keri Russell. What exactly was going on in 1998? As folklore researcher Jan Harold Brunvand found when he investigated the story for his 1989 book Curses! Broiled Again!, no American institution of higher learning has such a "dead roommate" policy in place, though most will make allowances for students who face a traumatic life event during a school term. But these remedies fall far short of the mythical automatic 4.0: Columbia University, for example, recommends asking professors for due date extensions, waived attendance, and make-up exams. Basically the same stuff college students do all the time even when their roommates are still alive and breathing. Anyone who's actually been in this situation knows that, after a peer's suicide, shock and emotional trauma make GPA concerns look small and silly by comparison. Economist Daniel Hamermesh points out that an "automatic 4.0" policy might cause an adverse selection effect: students would be incentivized to seek out sick or emotionally vulnerable roommates. There might also be a "moral hazard" effect in which lazy students decide to endanger or even murder their fellow dorm residents just to hit that sweet 4.0 jackpot. College students: if you're considering such a thing, please take note that this was already a CSI:NY episode, and the guy got caught. Quick Quiz: What nineteen-year-old tried to kill himself in Sarajevo in 1914, only to survive because his cyanide pill was expired? Ken Jennings is the author of eleven books, most recently his Junior Genius Guides, Because I Said So!, and Maphead. He's also the proud owner of an underwhelming Bag o' Crap. Follow him at ken-jennings.com or on Twitter as @KenJennings. [...]



Bissell Symphony Vac + Steam Mop

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:20:15 Z

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Life began among the dirty filthy puddles of the past. If you don't clean your floor, it might overthrow us.

Oh, no! That thing we had here sold out ! So out of our desperate attempt to be rich love for giving you options, we've added a bonus sale for today. Consider it a gift to us from your wallet to all of you who were hoping for something like this. This is your chance to help us look good to our bosses get a little something for yourself, okay? Thank you You're welcome.




Instant Pot 6-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 05:00:34 Z

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Save an extra $8 on this item at checkout!

No, really! When you purchase this item, we'll auto-magically apply a secret coupon so you save another $8. That makes this Instant Pot just $59.99. How do we do it? MAGIC. (Offer limited to one coupon per order, while supplies last).




Security Flood Light with Color Camera and Wifi

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 14:55:15 Z

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Don’t panic. That sale we had wasn’t selling, so we’ve given you a whole bunch of options instead. Go on, browse around. We hope you find something you want! We hope it so so desperately.