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Amazon Echo (1st Generation)

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 06:00:35 Z

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From the greatest company in the world, in our totally unbiased opinion.

Once upon a time there was a powerful magician. Oh, this magician could do anything. All this magician had to do was yell out a thing and it would happen. Listen to music? All it took was a word. Hear an audio book? All it took was two words, depending on if you think "audio book" is two words or not. Order a pizza? Well, there were no pizzas in the time of this magician (because in the age of magic everyone thought tomatoes were poison) but it was possible for the magician to summon up a barley stew. Anything the magician could thing of, the magician could do. And with nothing but words.

Sadly, the magician now will never escape the enchanted prison under Seattle. But the Amazon Echo taps into the magician's power each and every day, giving you the power the magician once had! That's right! Listen to music, control your lights, order a pizza, do anything the magician could do and more!

The magic word? Why, it's the magician's name, of course! You'll find it written in the instructions. READ THEM... IF YOU DARE!!!!!




GoPro Hero 4 Session

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 06:00:20 Z

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Always Be Filming

Attach a GoPro to your body and WASH SOME DISHES (or...) DO THE LAUNDRY (or...) EAT A SALAD (or...) PET A CAT (or...) ORGANIZE YOUR SILVERWARE (or...) CLIP YOUR TOENAILS (or...) BUY ANOTHER GoPRO.



8" Large Wheel Hoverboard

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 06:00:24 Z

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Face it: your house is probably haunted.

And when that ghost wakes you up in the middle of the night, standing at the foot of your bed, chanting your name in a spooky voice and holding his own bloody severed head in his arms, what are you gonna do? Hide under the covers? Run away screaming? Nope. You're going to hop on your self balancing scooter and zip right out of there. Ride your scooter to your neighbor's house, your mom's house, the police, wherever. Zip away for as far as you need until you feel safe and ghost free!




Lenovo X1 12" M5 128GB Detachable Laptop

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:00:14 Z

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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.




Samsung 28" 4K Ultra-HD LED-Backlit Monitor

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:36:14 Z

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The computer is the brain, but the monitor is the, um, mouth?

It's hard to make a perfect metaphor for a computer monitor, but it's one of the few ways that you can actually look at the data that's inside your computer. Even if you speak machine language, you still gotta be able to read it visually! So either memorize all the inaudible grinding noises your hard drive makes and do it by ear, or get a monitor.



Samsung 28" 4K Ultra-HD LED-Backlit Monitor

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:00:28 Z

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The computer is the brain, but the monitor is the, um, mouth?

It's hard to make a perfect metaphor for a computer monitor, but it's one of the few ways that you can actually look at the data that's inside your computer. Even if you speak machine language, you still gotta be able to read it visually! So either memorize all the inaudible grinding noises your hard drive makes and do it by ear, or get a monitor.



Dyson V6 Motorhead Cordless Vacuum

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:00:20 Z

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The power will be in your hands! Although technically the power will be in the vacuum.

Cleaning is hard. But it doesn't have to be hard! It just has to get done! SO GET IT DONE. Put a Dyson in your hands and bring the cleaning all the live-freakin'-long day. Then you can relax all the live-freakin'-long night in a nice clean house. The way you're meant to be.



Apple iMac 21.5" Intel i5 1TB Desktops

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:00:28 Z

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Desktops are like laptops, but you can't bring them to a coffee shop.

Since this desktop isn't able to come with you to your favorite trendy coffee shop you're going to need to make some changes around your house to get that same "working from coffee shop" feeling. Step one: buy a very large and very loud espresso machine. Step two: hire a mildly disgruntled barista. Step three: have said barista steam milk at an impossibly high decibel level for the entire day.



The Debunker: Do UPS Drivers Never Turn Left?

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:00:00 Z

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December is a month full of festive observances, but one of the most important often gets overlooked: National Impaired Driving Prevention Month! Between all the holiday merrymaking and the terrible road conditions, it's a pretty good time to think more carefully about our driving. But what if not everything you think you know about the rules of the road is accurate? We have Jeopardy!'s Ken Jennings behind the wheel all month to set you straight. Buckle up, check your blind spot, and pull away from the curb when it's safe and legal to do so.

The Debunker: Do UPS Drivers Never Turn Left?

Now that you know you're probably turning left wrong it's time to consider the real existential question: should you be turning left at all?

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A 2007 article in The New York Times Magazine brought public attention, for the first time, to an odd-sounding corporate policy at UPS. The company's new "package flow" software system, designed to streamline routes and save fuel, validated the company's longstanding policy of avoiding left turns where possible. In other words, taking three rights will almost always get a UPS truck through an intersection faster than idling in a left turn lane. The change is much safer too, since turning across traffic is one of the most dangerous things you can do in a car (or boxy brown truck). The NHTSA says that 53.1% of all crossing-path crashes involve left turns, while just 5.7% involve right turns.

But the media delight over this counterintuitive new factoid led it to get misreported time and again. UPS drivers still turn left all the time—but they only do so when traffic is light, or there's no efficient workaround, or both. In general, the company found that driving was most efficient when lefts made up ten percent of its turns. That's still pretty impressive, but it's not an outright ban. If you see a UPS truck, turning left, it's not some rogue truck hijacker at work. The driver is just doing what the software recommended.

Quick Quiz: UPS is headquartered in northern Fulton County, part of the outlying metro area of what major U.S. city?

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.




AeroGarden Bounty Elite Wi-Fi Kit

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:00:33 Z

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All the fun of gardening, with none of that horrible outdoor stuff.

Take your love of plants and add it with your love of computers. Now multiply that by how often you walk into a room and immediately forget what you're doing there. Subtract your crippling fear of bees. Add your fondness for fresh herbs. What does all this equal? The AeroGarden Bounty Elite Wi-Fi with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit, duh.