Use This ‘Most Popular Netflix Show in Each State for 2018’ List to Find New Shows to Watch

Use This ‘Most Popular Netflix Show in Each State for 2018’ List to Find New Shows to Watch

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If you have a Netflix account then you’ve probably binge watched at least a show or two. But are you binge-watching the same thing your neighbors are?

High-Speed Internet recently took a look at what the most popular shows to watch were on the service and broke those answers down by state.

It found that overall the most popular show on the service is 13 Reasons Why. It took the top honors in seven states: Connecticut, Illinois, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, and Rhode Island. The End of the F***ing World came in second place. It was the top show in six cities: Arizona, Iowa, Maine, Nevada, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.

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Every state had just one favorite, but the District of Columbia managed to have a 16-way tie.

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Knowing that you’re watching the same things as the rest of the state probably isn’t the most shocking news. That said, the list can be a decent way to discover new shows. The entire state of Montana can’t be wrong about Dark, right?

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Also, if you’ve been watching the top show in your own state and have been dying to talk about it, now you know there’s a solid chance that a few of your friends are tuning in as well.

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Wednesday’s Best Deals: Anker Speakers, Puma Gear, Contigo Bottles, and More

Wednesday’s Best Deals: Anker Speakers, Puma Gear, Contigo Bottles, and More

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PowerBeats3 Headphones, USB-C Chargers, and a Chef’sChoice Deli Slicer lead off Wednesday’s best deals.

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Best Tech Deals

Monoprice 45W USB-C Wall Charger + USB-C Charging Cable | $11 | Monoprice | Promo codes PICKME and PICKB
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Monoprice’s 45W USB-C wall charger is ugly as sin, but we’re willing to forgive that at this price. Just add the charger and a white USB-C cable to your cart, and use promo codes PICKME and PICKB at checkout to get both for just $11. Even without the cable, that’s the best price we’ve ever seen on a USB-C charger with that much power. If you own a laptop, a Switch, or anything else that can take advantage of those charging speeds, it never hurts to have a spare charger around the house.

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Note: I had trouble getting both codes to work at the same time, but removing the cable and adding it back to my cart did the trick.


Aukey Power Cube | $19 | Amazon | Promo code AUKEYK06
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If you want to be able to plug things in at your desk without squeezing your arm behind it, or awkwardly crouching down to find a power strip, this cube-shaped charger from Aukey sits atop of your desk, and includes four easy-to-access AC outlets, plus three USB charging ports. Just use promo code AUKEYK06 at checkout to get it for $19.


Anker SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker | $23 | Amazon
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Anker’s reader-favorite SoundCore Bluetooth speaker spawned a whole line of products, but the original model is still great, and it’s back on sale for a great low price of $23, no promo code required.

The SoundCore’s headlining feature is its 24 hour battery life, and in my experience, that’s a conservative estimate. It also packs in dual 6W drivers for room-filling sound, and looks pretty great to boot.


PowerBeats3 Wireless Headphones | $90 | Daily Steals via Facebook
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If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably spent a lot of January in the gym and too much time listening to other dudes excessively grunt. Luckily these $90 PowerBeats3 headphones are down to one of their lowest prices ever.

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Before you wag your finger about sound quality, Beats have come a long way in recent years, improving a lot since being acquired by Apple. And this pair even include the easy-pairing W1 chip, making them a great option for iPhone-owning fitness buffs, or anyone whose ears aren’t compatible with AirPods (see: me). Grab a pair in “Neighborhood Collection” colors, which include Break Blue, Turf Green, Asphalt Gray and Brick Red.

This is a $10 markdown from the price currently on Amazon.


TaoTronics Nine Hour Bluetooth Earbuds | $16 | Amazon | Promo code KINJA26V
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It’s 2019, which means you almost definitely already own a pair of Bluetooth earbuds. But I submit that you should actually have a second, spare pair that can live in your luggage or gym bag, for when you inevitably forget your favorites at home.

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This pair from TaoTronics is sweatproof, magnetic, and most importantly of all, runs for nine hours on a charge, which is about as good as it gets for wireless earbuds. Not bad for $16 (with code KINJA26V).


Perlesmith Articulating TV Wall Mount | $37 | Amazon | Clip the coupon and use the promo code UJQE85K9
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If you got yourself a new TV during the holidays (or even more recently), it’s cheaper than you might think to mount it to your wall. This highly rated Perlesmith mount can support TVs up to 70" and 132 pounds, and it’s only $37 today with promo code UJQE85K9 stacked with the coupon on the page, complete with bonus accessories like a level, cord ties, and an HDMI cable. Unlike some less expensive mounts we’ve seen, this one supports full articulation and swiveling, so you can adjust your TV’s positioning whenever you want.


Mohu Leaf 30 HDTV Antenna | $22 | Amazon
Mohu Leaf 50 HDTV Antenna | $46 | Amazon
Mohu Curve 50 HDTV Antenna | $48 | Amazon
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You don’t need to cable subscription or an expensive “cord cutter” over-the-top package to watch the rest of the NFL playoffs (and a lot of March Madness)…you just need an antenna sufficient to pull in local channels where you live.

Mohu has long made some of the best and most popular leaf-style HDTV antennas on the market, and a few different models have rare discounts on Amazon today, in preparation for the best sports time of the year.

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The $22 Leaf 30 is probably sufficient if you live in or near a city, though things like tall buildings can make for a spotty signal.

The $46 Leaf 50 normally sells for $10 more, and includes a USB-powered amplifier that can boost weak TV signals.

The $48 Curve 50 should perform similarly to the Leaf 50, but it comes with a stand so you can set it on a shelf, rather than mounting it to a wall.


TCL 65R617 65" TV | $850 | Walmart

TCL’s affordable 6-series TVs are famous for offering every form of HDR (including top-shelf Dolby Vision), local dimming zones for better contrast and black levels, and even excellent Roku software. So if you want to upgrade before the large, important football game in a few weeks, the 65" model just dropped to a new all-time low price of $850, which is actually $80 cheaper than we saw on Black Friday.


Arlo Pro 3 Camera Security Starter Kit | $335 | Amazon
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Netgear’s Arlo home security cameras are among the few that can run completely on battery power, and the Pro models add additional touches like rechargeable batteries (rather than watch batteries), improved motion detection, two-way intercom, and a base station with 100 decibel alarm. So if you’re ready to start monitoring your home like a paranoid person, Amazon will sell you the three camera starter kit for $335 today, the best price we’ve seen outside of Black Friday.


Anker SoundCore Infini Mini Sound Bar | $70 | Amazon | Clip the $10 coupon
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Anker makes sound bars now, which…yeah, that makes sense. The SoundCore Infini Mini is 21" and puts out stereo sound. And naturally, it’ll also work as a gigantic Bluetooth speaker, when it isn’t pumping audio out of your TV.

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With no subwoofer built in, I probably wouldn’t use this for my main home theater. But it’s perfectly sized and priced for, say, a bedroom TV, or even a computer. Normally priced at $80, it’s down to $70 today on Amazon when you clip the $10 coupon.


Aukey Four-Port USB Travel Charger | $16 | Amazon | Promo code AUKEYD48
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Between your phone, your tablet, your smart watch, your Kindle, and your Bluetooth headphones, one or two USB ports just isn’t enough anymore when you travel. No, you probably want at least four, and this $16 Aukey charger (with promo code AUKEYD48) puts them all in one compact package.


Anker Premium 5-Port Charger With USB-C PD | $35 | Amazon
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Anker’s PowerPort line of multi-port USB chargers are our readers’ favorites, and this model is one of the few that includes USB-C Power Delivery, which outputs up to 30W to power devices like the new MacBooks, or even a Nintendo Switch. It normally sells for $54, but Anker’s knocked that down to $35 today, no promo code required.


If you’ve been curious to give YouTube TV a try, and you could use a new streaming dongle, Walmart’s running a particularly enticing deal today. $59 gets you a month of YouTube TV (a $40 value, new accounts only), plus $15 in VUDU content, meaning the Stick itself is basically tossed in for about $4.

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Amazon sells the Streaming Stick+ for $60 as well, and has the same YouTube TV promotion, but no VUDU credit.

The Streaming Stick+ supports 4K and HDR content, and its remote ingeniously includes a headphone jack which makes it easy to listen to your shows in bed without disturbing others. Update: My bad, it doesn’t include a headphone jack, but the Roku app can serve the exact same function.


2-Pack Nylon-Braided 90 Degree Lightning Cables | $11 | Amazon | Promo code AUKEY90L

Given how many Lightning cables seem to wear out at the necks, it’s surprising that 90 degree cables aren’t more of a thing. You can grab two nylon braided cables for $11 from Aukey today with promo code AUKEY90L, which would be a great price for two nylon-braided Lightning cables anyway, even without the unique connector.


Anker Soundcore Life 2 Noise Canceling Bluetooth Headphones | $65 | Amazon | Promo code SDCLIFE2
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Anker’s audio efforts may be best known for its plethora of Bluetooth earbuds, but they’re entering the over-ear space in a big way lately, and you can get their brand new Soundcore Life 2 noise canceling cans for just $65 today with promo code SDCLIFE2.

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They fold up to fit into an included carrying case, they work both in wired and wireless mode, and they run for up to 30 hours with noise canceling enabled (60 if you’re using an AUX cable for your audio), which is excellent at this price. But what sets the Soundcore Life 2s apart from similarly priced competitors is Anker’s signature BassUp mode. Just push a button twice, and the headphones will automatically adjust their EQ to emphasize the low end of your music.


Anker PowerLine II 10' Lightning Cable | $10 | Amazon | Promo code CABK8434. Works on all four colors.
Anker PowerLine II 6' USB-C Cable | $8 | Amazon | Promo code CABKA848
Anker PowerLine II 3' USB-C Cable With High Speed Data | $15 | Amazon | Promo code CABK8485
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With TPE shells, reinforced wiring, and large, durable collars, Anker’s PowerLine II charging cables are built like tanks, and can hold up to even serial cable abusers. And if they somehow do stop working, Anker’s lifetime warranty means that you can swap them out for a new one for free.

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Today on Amazon, promo code CABK8434 will get you a 10' Lightning cable for just $10, in whatever color you want. I have one of these tucked into my couch cushions. It’s long enough to comfortably reach anywhere on the couch, and durable enough to withstand me tugging on it when it gets stuck between cushions, or under the dog.

If you need a USB-C version, the 6' one is just $8 with code CABKA848, or you can get a 3' version with 10 Gbps data transfer speeds for $15 with code CABK8485.


At first glance, Anker’s SoundCore Spirits look a lot like the reader-favorite SoundBuds Slims, but they do have a few key upgrades. The big one is IPX7 water resistance, plus added sweat-countering measures from Anker that make them ideal for working out, especially compared to the IPX5-rated Slims. They also last a bit longer with an eight hour battery (vs. seven), include a built-in cord shortener, and should have a bit more bass as well.

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The SoundCore Spirits have sold for $30-$40 since they launched last year, but today, they’re just $24, no promo code required.


Private Internet Access Exclusive Deals
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VPNs have been in the news, and whether you want to get around video geoblocks, circumvent proxy filters, or just keep prying eyes out of your browsing data while using sketchy public Wi-Fi, reader-favorite Private Internet Access has a deal to fit your needs.

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Private Internet Access doesn’t do much in the way of discounting, but they offer exclusive pricing and packages just for our readers that you won’t find anywhere else. Here are your options, and what you’d pay if you bought the same plan elsewhere:

These deals are only for our readers, but we aren’t sure how long they’ll be available, so go ahead and sign up while you can.

Best Home Deals

eLuxurySupply Extra Thick Bamboo Mattress Pad | $77-$98 | Amazon | Promo code KDEALSMPAD
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Wake up! There’s a deal that will help you get a better night’s sleep. Right now, you can take 30% off an extra thick bamboo mattress pad with promo code KDEALSMPAD, bringing the price down to $77 for a twin size and up to $98 for a California king. Just don’t snooze on this deal; it won’t last long, and as they say, early bird gets the worm.


Sylvania 60W 24-Pack LED Bulbs | $23 | Amazon
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If you still haven’t upgraded your incandescent and <shudders> CFL bulbs to LED, you can do them all at once today with this $23 24-pack of Sylvania bulbs. They put out the same amount of light as a 60W incandescent while using only 8.5W of energy, meaning they’ll easily pay for themselves over time. Some local utility companies will even give you a rebate on your power bill if you send in a receipt for LED purchases, so who knows, maybe you could even get these for free.


Contigo Autoseal Stainless Steel Water Bottle (Grapevine Color Only) | $13 | Amazon
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Just as the Contigo Autoseal travel mug is one of our readers’ favorites for keeping drinks hot, this Contigo Autoseal Stainless Steel Water Bottle is highly adept at keeping your beverages icy cold. In fact, the bottle, down to just $13 in the grapevine color, keeps your drink cold for up to 28 hours, thanks to vacuum insulation, plus an autoseal button keeps all liquid where it’s meant to be between sips. Throw in the fact that it’s dishwasher safe, and that’s enough to seal the deal for us when it comes to this water bottle.


Nuun Hydration Gold Box | Amazon
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Water is very good for you, but what if it could be even better for you? Nuun Hydration adds flavor, along with vitamins and/or electrolytes, to you regular ol’ bottle of H2O via a fizzing tablet, and today only, you can stock up on enough packs to fill all your glasses thanks to Amazon’s Gold Box. Each easy-to-carry tube contains 10 tablets, which would be especially useful before or after your workout.


Chef’sChoice Deli Slicer | $99 | Amazon
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Let me start off by saying that we accept no responsibility or liability if you chop off the tip of your finger with this deli slicer. I didn’t run that by our lawyers, but I’m pretty sure we’re good.

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Okay, with that out of the way, if you’ve got the space for it, $99 is the best price ever on this Chef’sChoice slicer by $69, and while it definitely takes up its fair share of space, you might get more use out of it than you’d expect. In addition to slicing meats as thick as you’d like, you can pull it out to use on cheese, veggies, and even bread. But again, please be careful.


Anker Roav DashCam S1 | $72 | Amazon | Promo code ROAVAPS6

Anker’s ever-expanding family of dash cams just got a new member, and it’s down to its best price ever today with promo code ROAVAPS6.

The Roav DashCam S1 looks just like the original model that we reviewed on The Inventory, but it shoots 1080/60 instead of 1080/30, giving you twice as many opportunities to get a clear shot of a license plate. An upgraded Sony image sensor improves low light performance, built-in GPS lets you log your trips, and it even comes with a 32GB microSD card and two port car charger in the box, so you’ll have everything you need to get started.


Secura Electric Coffee Grinder & Spice Grinder | $25 | Amazon
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When it’s time to grind, get out this $25 Secura Grinder, now down to its lowest price. With stainless-steel blades and separate removable bowls for chopping and grinding, this grinder will have no trouble crushing anything from coffee beans, to spices, to nuts into a crumbly powder in mere seconds. It’s a deal that won’t grind your gears in the least.


Eagle Creek Quick Trip Toiletry Bag | $18 | Amazon
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Luggage gets all the attention, but if you ask me, the single most important travel item you can buy is a good toiletry bag. I keep one in a closet stocked with miniature versions or duplicates of all my essentials (I even bought a second Philips OneBlade), and just throw it in a suitcase without a care when it comes time to take a trip.

Eagle Creek makes some of our favorite packing cubes and duffel bags, so it stands to reason that their Quick Trip toiletry bag will be really good too. Get it for an all-time low $18 in “Brilliant Blue” today.


Keter 6'x3' Storage Shed | $365 | Walmart
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What if…and hear me out here…you could actually park your cars in your garage, and keep all your random lawn equipment, beach gear, and sports balls somewhere else? It’s possible!

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This Keter 6' x 3' storage shed is on sale at Walmart for $365 right now, and can keep all of your unneeded things out of sight, until you need them. That’s about $65 less than Amazon’s current price, but you’ll need to pick it up yourself from your local Walmart to avoid the $100 freight shipping charge.


TP-Link Mini Smart Plug, 2-Pack | $40 | Amazon
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Crawling behind your furniture to plug in and unplug your various gadgets day in and day out? That’s so last year. Bring outlets into 2019 with this $40 TP-Link Mini Smart Plug 2-Pack, which allows you to enable or disable your outlets with your smartphone, put them on an automated schedule, or control them using Alexa. All that, and they each only occupies one socket.


Gooloo Mini Air Compressor | $10 | Amazon | Promo code 9Q35YDXB
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While it’s certainly not as fast as the coin-operated air compressor at a gas station, this glove box-friendly compressor can save your bacon if you have to change a tire, or just can’t be bothered to find a bunch of quarters. And speaking of quarters, it’ll only cost 40 of them with promo code 9Q35YDXB.


Trtl Travel Pillow | $27 | Amazon | Clip the 10% coupon
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It might look like something Rey would wear while scouring for spare parts on Jakku, but this neck wrap is actually a travel pillow, and a great one at that.

The Trtl pillow uses a hidden rib system to support your neck as you doze off in your tiny coach airline seat. Just wrap Trtl around your neck, placing the ribs on whichever side you want to lay your head (including directly under your chin) pop on some noise-cancelling headphones, and try your darnedest to get some shut-eye. It looks ridiculous, sure, but I promise you that nobody on your flight cares. Honest!

In case it wasn’t obvious, the big advantage of this design is size; Trtl weighs less than 1/3 of a pound, can attach to your luggage, and is far less bulky than a memory foam pillow. While not as good as our exclusive Black Friday deal, you can get any color you want for 10% off on Amazon right now by clipping the on-page coupon.


Save 25% on Valentine’s Day Flowers | 1800Flowers | Promo code LOVEEARLY
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Valentine’s Day is officially one month out, which means it’s time to start planning something special for the special someone. If you’re smart, you’ll consider getting the object of your affection a bouquet of flowers, because flowers are classic, easy to procure, and — thanks to this deal from 1800Flowers — not too pricey.

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For a limited time, if you order select Valentine’s Day flowers to be delivered sometime between February 9 and 14, 1800 Flowers will give you 25% off. Just use promo code LOVEEARLY and get your S.O. anything from a classic bouquet of roses or a pretty lily arrangement, to a not-so-traditional heart-shaped bamboo plant or very extra heart-shaped rose wreath. Meanwhile, I personally am feeling emotional about this puppy made out of carnations, and also this gift basket filled with chocolate. (Single men of New York City, are you listening?!)


Marpac Dohm White Noise Machine | $39 | Amazon
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White noise machines are great for drowning out your internal monologue about that dumb thing to your boss three jobs ago, or when Stacy turned you down for prom, or when you forgot your lines in front of everyone in the middle school play oh god oh god just let me sleep, brain.

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Marpac’s iconic Dohm machine carries a 4.2 star average from over 13,000 Amazon reviewers, and $39 is about as low as it ever gets, with a few short-lived exceptions like Gold Box deals.


bObsweep bOby Pet Robotic Vacuum (Peach or Red colors only) | $180 | Amazon
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The bObsweep bObi Pet attempts something that most robotic vacuums only pay lip service to: looking good. Its soft silicone touch sensors replace the loud (and sometimes baseboard scuffing) bumper you see on most competitors, it comes in a variety of bold colors, and its upper surface is marked only with a logo and three touch-sensitive buttons with cute names: Go!, Juice (recharge), and Waffle (clean one area of the floor in a waffle pattern).

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It also comes with a virtual wall, which you rarely see in a robovac this affordable, and a full two year warranty, plus five years of subsidized service if anything goes wrong.

Its remote though. Wow. I don’t think we’ll ever see it in the MoMA. But honestly, who ever uses the remotes on these things?

Get the bObi Pet for $180 in either peach or red, since its back down to its lowest price ever right now.


Thermos Stainless Steel Beverage Can Insulator | $7 | Amazon
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Let’s be honest here, thin fabric koozies are mostly useful for decoration; they don’t really keep a can cold for very long. This best-selling metal Thermos contraption though? It’s the real deal.

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Thermos’s stainless steel can insulator uses vacuum insulation to actually provide a barrier between your beverage and the outside world. They go so far as to claim that it will keep a can cold for up to 3 hours, and even if that’s a little bit of marketing hyperbole, what could possibly be in that can that takes more than an hour to drink?

Even during the winter months, it has the added benefit of protecting your bare skin from cold, damp cans, so you Bills and Packers fans can use it while you tailgate. (hey, there’s always next season).

Over 3,000 Amazon reviewers have given the Thermos a 4.4 star review average, and you can get one (or more!) for just $7 right now. Bottom’s up!


Anker Eufy RoboVac 11+ | $117 | Amazon \ Clip the $10 coupon
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Anker’s Eufy RoboVac 11+ isn’t the company’s newest or most powerful robotic vacuum, but it’ll still do the yeoman’s work of keeping your floors clean by bopping around your house every day with basically zero input from you. It’s also extraordinarily quiet, compared to my Roomba.

So if you still haven’t outsourced vacuuming to a robot, or you want to add one to your fleet (say, for a second floor in your house), today’s $117 deal is far and away the best price we’ve seen on this model, and in fact, it’s one of the best prices we’ve seen on any robotic vacuum, let alone a non-refurb. Just be sure to clip the $10 coupon to save on the $127 list price (which itself is a great deal).


Tacklife Digital Tire Pressure Gauge with Light | $7 | Amazon | Promo code YN4CL956
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A good tire pressure gauge is just one of those things that belongs in every car, and this $7 model from Tacklife (with promo code YN4CL956) has all the important features you need. Its screen is backlit, it’s easy to grip, and its tip doubles as a flashlight so that you can easily find the valve in the dark. What more could you want?


Thermapen Mk4 | $84 | ThermoWorks
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Our readers are big fans of the ever reliable Thermapen, but quality comes with a price tag to match. That’s why you should take advantage of this discount on the Thermapen Mk4 model, down from it’s usual price of $99 to $84 in yellow, green, and blue colors. The sale lasts through Tuesday, so don’t get burnt by waiting to long to add one to your kitchen tool box.


Get some good sleep and save some money with Casper’s Winter Sale, now through January 21. If you spend over $1,000, the sleep retailer will knock off $100, plus they’ll gift you with $25 to use toward a future purchase. And unlike other Casper promotions, you don’t have to buy a mattress to take advantage of it. So, feel free to stock up on new bedding, bed frames, pillows, and other Casper products using promo code WINTER, and have sweet dreams of savings.


simplehuman 58 Liter/15.3 Gallon Step Trash/Recycling Can | $160 | Amazon
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Simplehuman makes our readers’ favorite trash cans, and some of the only garbage holders that you’ll actually want to keep out on display, rather than hiding in a cabinet. And today, Amazon’s marked the grandaddy of them all down to $160, a match for an all-time low.

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That’s a lot to spend on a garbage receptacle, I know, but this thing has every feature you could want, and it’ll last you for decades. Two side-by-side inner containers let you store your trash and recycling inside the same can, and when you remove your trash bag, you’ll find a unique single-bag dispenser right inside so you don’t forget to add a new one. Because we all know that feeling of tossing some gross, wet garbage into a trash can that we forgot to line. Not fun.

On the outside, the whole thing’s made of gorgeous stainless steel, its pedal is rated for 150,000 steps, it has a silent close lid, and it’s even backed by a 10 year warranty. Is it possible to love a trash can? I think it just might be.


Four-Pack LED Motion Lights | $17 | Amazon | Promo code VF95G48L
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This time of year, it’s probably dark already by the time you get home from work. But without any wiring to futz with, solar-powered, motion-sensing spotlights are the easiest way to illuminate your front porch or lawn, and you can get four of them for just $17 today with promo code VF95G48L. That could be one for each side of your house!


25% off Retiring Colors | Hydro Flask | Free shipping with code BBFS1-V8S59

Hydro Flask aficionados know that retiring color sales are a great chance to save on rarely-discounted drinkware. They also give you the panache of owning a Hydro Flask that people can’t buy anymore; just because the colors are being retired doesn’t mean they aren’t great.

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For a limited time, you can save 25% at checkout on a variety of tumblers, bottles, coolers, and slings in Flamingo, Blueberry, Mint, Lava, and Storm. I’m pretty partial to Lava myself, Blueberry looks as effervescent as a game of Splatoon, and Storm is a very understated blue gray that’ll never be out of fashion.

Use promo code BBFS1-V8S59 for free shipping.


20% Off Select Amazon Warehouse Items | Amazon | Discount shown at checkout
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If you’re cool with buying lightly used products, it could pay off in a big way, literally. Amazon Warehouse has just launched its post-holiday shopping event, marking down thousands of used items going for 20% off their already low prices. The discounts are hitting a ton of different categories, from vacuums, furniture, laptops, and monitors.

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Chances are we could also use something from this sale. Just a heads up, the discount will be shown at checkout.


Up to 40% Off Select Home Items | Urban Outfitters
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Urban Outfitters wants to outfit your urban (or suburban, or rural, whatever) home for less. Right now, take up to 40% off bedding, decor, wall art, window treatments, tapestries, throws, and more, all of which possess that hip and cool flair that Urban has come to be known for. Go as big as a whole new look for your bed, or as subtle as a few unique accent pieces or candles; either way, you’ll be getting a good deal.


Free Shipping For Your First Year | Firstleaf Wine Club | Promo code KINJA
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Firstleaf is an online wine club that learns your preferences, offers tons of options, and most importantly, saves you money compared to buying from the store. It’s a solid deal any time, but it’s even better for our readers from now through the holidays.

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Every new Firstleaf member gets an introductory delivery with three bottles of wine for just $15, plus $5 shipping. Every box thereafter includes six bottles for $80, plus $10 shipping. If you use this link and promo code Kinja when you sign up though, you’ll get free shipping on every box for your entire first year. That’ll save you over $100 if you get a new box every month.

Best Clothing & Lifestyle Deals

Extra 30% Off Men’s and Women’s Sale | PUMA | Promo code SALE30
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The new year is a time to catch up on your fitness goals, and for PUMA, that means catching up with you. The athletic wear brand is taking an extra 30% off sale items for men and women. That means trendy sneakers and apparel for workouts and beyond are going much less than usual, so use promo code SALE30 and stock up for the new year.


Extra 50% Off Final Sale | J.Crew | Promo code BIGGERSALE
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New year, new J.Crew. Kick off 2019 by filling your closet with on-sale clothes for men, women and kids from the retailer for an extra 50% off, today only. Use promo code BIGGERSALE to score the savings, but beware: This promotion only applies to final sale styles, so just be certain about your purchase before you checkout.


ProForm 505 Treadmill | $500 | Amazon | Prime members only
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If you want to work on your cardio in 2019, but don’t feel like schlepping to a gym or (gasp) running outdoors, this ProForm treadmill is cheaper than ever at $500, with free expert assembly. Even at that low price, it can go up to 10mph, incline up to 10%, and even includes a lifetime frame Warranty, a 25-year motor warranty, and one year parts & labor warranty.


Extra 40% Off Men’s and Women’s Sale | Club Monaco
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You don’t need to be part of some exclusive club, nor do you need to have ever visited Monaco, to score great savings on chic Club Monaco apparel; anyone can take an extra 40% off their men’s and women’s sale sections for up to 65% total savings, no promo code necessary. So welcome yourself to the savings club by picking up a stylish new coat, shirt, shoes, pants or any of their other fashion-forward pieces.


Men’s and Women’s Ultra Light Down Vest | Uniqlo
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I used to think vests were the most useless type of clothing — I mean, why not just wear a jacket? But now, I understand that it’s all about keeping your core extra warm underneath a jacket, and Uniqlo’s Ultra Light Down Vest, now on sale for $40 for both men and women, is the vest that helped me get to this place.

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As the name suggests, the vest really is ultra light. So light, in fact, that it’s easy to forget you’re even wearing an extra layer. And yet, it’s still toasty warm, and comes in range of pleasing color options. Maybe the most exciting feature, though, is the fact that it comes with a tiny pouch, which easily attaches to a loop on the inside, so that you can bunch up the vest and put it away if you get too hot while you’re on the go. You could say it’s a vest worth having a vested interesting in owning.


Men’s and Women’s ASICS Flash Event | Nordstrom Rack
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Run over to Nordstrom Rack, where an ace of a deal is going on now: ASICS sneakers for both men and women are marked way down, with pairs starting at as little as $40. With a wide range of styles and colors up for grabs, they’re all the motivation you need to keep those fitness goals up and running long past January. But be sure to lace up this discount quickly; these shoes will likely sell out soon, and the deal only runs through the next three days.


Winter Clearance Sale | Sierra Trading Post | Free shipping on $89+ with code SHIP89
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Sierra Trading Post isn’t waiting for spring to kick off its winter clearance sale. For a limited time, thousands of popular coats, jackets, gloves, and other cold weather gear are on sale for up to 75% off. You’ll find favorites from the likes of Marmot, Smartwool, and Columbia included (you can sort by brand or clothing type with the side bar), so sled on over to the side, because there’s something for everyone. Plus, use code SHIP89 to get free shipping on $89 orders.


If you’ve made it through two weeks of 2019 and still haven’t given up on your fitness resolutions, Walmart’s here to help with a couple of great Gold’s Gym deals. $97 gets you the XRS 20 Olympic adjustable workout bench, and $95 gets you a 110 pound barbell set. The weights from the latter can slide onto the former as well on leg day. Just be sure to thank your delivery driver.


Diane Von Furstenberg Flash Sale | Nordstrom Rack
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You don’t need a special occasion to don one of Diane Von s’s iconic patterned wrap dresses — especially since a slew of swingy styles, including a few tops, are on sale right now at Nordstrom Rack. But if you want to get wrapped up in a new DVF look for around 60% off, act quickly; the designer’s stock is already selling out.


40% Off Gift Sets | Stila
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The season for giving gifts is over, but it’s never not the right time to get yourself something new. These Stila Gift Sets were clearly meant to be Christmastime stocking stuffers, but they still work the same in 2019, except now they’re 40% off. Pick up a set or two of mini lipsticks, highlights, mascaras, etc. to keep in your purse or take on trips, and make this the year you finally get your glow up on.


25% Off All Orders | Promo Code SAVE25 | L.L.Bean
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If you’re ever planning to leave your home this winter, L.L.Bean is what you want to be wearing when you do it. The outdoorsy brand is taking 25% off your order with promo code SAVE25 in an effort to keep you cozy, when you should be feeling just plain cold. This deal will last until January 13, and seems to apply to both full-price and on-sale items. So now’s the time to stockpile Bean Boots, Wicked Good Slippers, and whatever other gear your closets can hold.


40% Off Men’s, Women’s, Kids, and Plus Sale; $30 Men’s and Women’s Sale Denim | Lucky Brand
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Lucky you: Today, you can get stock up on a slew of bohemian-cool clothes that also happen to be marked down significantly. Lucky Brand is taking 40% off sale styles for men, women, plus, and kids, meaning you can fill your closet with shirts, tees, jackets, pants, and beyond that make you feel like you just found a four-leaf clover.

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In the market for Lucky Brand’s signature denim? You’ve lucked out there, too. All marked down denim for men and women is just $30. Don’t press your luck; stock up on apparel before this sale ends.


Up to 50% Off Men’s and Women’s Sale | Fossil
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A new year means it’s a good time time to upgrade your watches, bags, and other accessories, and Fossil, a brand that’s had your back since practically the Jurassic Period, is coming through with a deal you’ll dig. Take up to 50% off the retailer’s clearance items for men and women as part of their Semi-Annual Sale, and score a set of deeply discounted styles that will never go extinct, trend-wise.


15% off Sunday Scaries CBD Gummies and Tincture | Promo code kinja15
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If you’re having trouble sleeping, suffering from anxiety, or having trouble sleeping because you’re suffering from anxiety, Sunday Scaries CBD gummies could help. Jolie Kerr shared her thoughts on them for The Inventory, and now, our readers can save 15% for the always-stressful holiday season with promo code kinja15.

That applies to the regular gummies, the vegan versions, and the pure CBD tincture, with extra savings available if you buy in bulk, so your wallet can rest as easy as you will.

Best Media Deals

Inked and Screened Sci-Fi Prints | $13 | MassDrop
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Patent prints are all the rage, but you can put an extra geeky spin on your decor with these sci-fi themed ones. Blueprints of BB-8 and the Starship Enterprise, profiles of the Harry Potter wands, a flat lay of Link’s weapons from The Legend of Zelda. You’ll find all of those and more in this MassDrop sale, and they’re all just $13 for an 18"x24" print.


A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms [Kindle] | $3 | Amazon
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Need a Westeros fix while you wait three more months for the final season? George R.R. Martin might not have any pages, but if you haven’t yet read his prequel story, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, it’s on sale on Kindle for just $3 right now. The book actually a collection of three prequel novellas recounting the adventures of Sir Duncan the Tall and his squire, Egg, who’s actually…nah, I don’t want to spoil it.

Download it to your Kindle today for just $3.

Best Gaming Deals

LEGO London Tower Bridge | $197 | Amazon
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LEGO’s ~4,300 piece London Tower Bridge is one of the most elaborate and detailed architectural sets in the LEGO ecosystem, and $197 is the best price we’ve seen since Black Friday, when it was (very briefly) available for $180. It even includes a little double decker bus! The only thing that’s not realistic is the deep blue water representing the normally brown Thames, but we’ll keep a stiff upper lip and let it slide.


PowerA Pro Controller + Joy-Con Charging Dock | $15 | Amazon
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If you’ve bought a Pro Controller to go with your Switch (and you should!), this dock can charge your gamepad and a set of Joy-Con at the same time. Get it for just $15 today, an all-time low.


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Crash Bandicoot? On a Nintendo console? What is going on here? The remastered N. Sane trilogy is just $30 today on Switch, Xbox One, and PS4. Even if you’ve played the originals, this is a really good remaster.

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We’ve seen this go as low as $20 in the past, but today’s deal is still a solid $5-$10 less than usual.


Razer DeathAdder Elite | $40 | Amazon | Prime Member Exclusive
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Most gaming mice look like futuristic EMP grenades or snacks for Optimus Prime, but Razer’s DeathAdder series is appealing because it keeps things clean and simple.

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The DeathAdder Elite raises the bar with a truly ridiculous 16,000 DPI sensor, Omron mechanical switches, full RGB backlighting, and every other feature you could want, and you can order it from Amazon for $40 today if you have a Prime subscription


MD Sports Ping Pong Table | $124 | Walmart
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If you’ve got the space for it, table tennis is by far the best indoor household game, and this MD Sports table is on sale for just $124 at Walmart today, the best price we’ve seen. When you’re not using it, the whole thing can fold up to take up less floor space, or you can fold up just one half to create a backboard for practice.


Sunset Overdrive | $7 | Amazon | Add-on
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The wonderfully over-the-top Sunset Overdrive is down to just $7 on Amazon today, a new price low. Of course, it’s an add-on but I’m sure you’ll find something to fill your cart with.


Azul | $29 | Amazon
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Azul was Board Game Geek’s #1 most played board game last summer, and cracked our readers’ favorite video game list, and you can add it to your own collection for $29 from Amazon. That’s within a few cents of an all-time low, but you don’t really need much of an excuse to buy this one.

Azul was designed by the world famous, award winning game author Michael Riesling. Azul captures the beautiful aesthetics of Moorish art in a contemporary board game. Players compete as artisans decorating the walls of the royal Palace of Dvora. By carefully drafting the correct Quantity and style of tiles, the most clever of artisans plan ahead to maximize the beauty of their work (not to mention their scores!) while ensuring they wasted no supplies in the process.

Seriously, this game is gorgeous, and just as importantly, it feels great to play.


Humble Stardock Bundle 2019 | Humble
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Humble’s newest bundle comes courtesy of Stardock Entertainment, with titles like The Political Machine 2016, Galactic Civilizations III, and Offworld Trading Company included across three different tiers. As always, you can name your own price, and a portion of the proceeds to charity, but you’ll have to pony up at least $13

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January 16, 2019 at 11:23AM

British Kids From the 1960s Had Some Really Dark Predictions for the Future

British Kids From the 1960s Had Some Really Dark Predictions for the Future

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Some of the most interesting predictions for the future don’t come from expert futurists or well-financed think tanks, they come from average kids. Today, we have video from the 1960s that features kids talking about their own vision for tomorrow. And it’s depressing as hell.

The footage comes from a December 28, 1966 program on the BBC. And it really is astounding to see how terrified these kids were that they would all be destroyed by nuclear explosions. Not just a small or limited nuclear war, either. These kids were convinced that the full-on apocalypse was coming.

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The segment starts off optimistically enough, with one boy saying that he expects there to be spaceships, computers, and robots by the year 2000. But the piece quickly gets into some of the darker predictions, with another boy saying that there will likely be atomic bombs “dropping all over the place.”

“The world will just melt and the world will become one vast atomic explosion,” the boy explains. You can watch for yourself on YouTube.

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Another boy goes on to explain that “some madmen” will get access to an atomic bomb and “blow the world into oblivion.” That boy may have come up with the idea himself, or he could’ve caught a movie like Seven Days to Noon (1950) on TV which imagines this precise scenario.

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“There’s nothing you can do to stop it, the more people get bombs, somebody’s going to lose it one day,” a girl explains.

Even the “optimistic” kid in the video, who says that he doesn’t believe there will be a nuclear war, surmises that automation will create a society where almost everyone is out of work. This, of course, was a pretty common prediction for the time, as people thought robots would be doing everything by now, even leading to a higher suicide rate because people will have no purpose in their own lives.

The kids are also obsessed with overpopulation and seem convinced that people of the future will have to live under the sea and in “glass domes in the Sahara,” provided nuclear war doesn’t break out.

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Assuming these kids were about 10 or 12 years old when this aired in 1966, they’d be in their early 60s today, right around British Prime Minister Theresa May’s age (she’s 62). Little did these kids know that there wouldn’t be a nuclear war, but that they would be the ones creating a completely avoidable human-made disaster called Brexit.

People in Britain are stocking up like a nuclear war is coming anyway. Best of luck, British friends. It seems like you’re going to need it after yesterday’s vote that’s put the country on a track for a no-deal Brexit.

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January 16, 2019 at 11:21AM

The 20-Year Quest to Track Down Every Bird-of-Paradise Species Before They Vanish

The 20-Year Quest to Track Down Every Bird-of-Paradise Species Before They Vanish

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Extreme Field WorkA series about how science gets done in Earth’s weirdest, wildest environments, from the bottom of the ocean to erupting volcanoes.  

Edwin Scholes has taken dozens of bush plane flights, helicopters and boat trips, and spent countless hours hauling gear up muddy mountains in New Guinea, for nothing more than a song and dance. Sometimes, he only manages to capture a few seconds of footage of the rainforest performances he seeks before his subjects become spooked, vanishing amongst the trees.

Between the adventurous parts and many more hours of monotonous patience waiting to peep on courting birds over the last two decades, the leader for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Birds-of-Paradise Project has recorded hundreds of videos of the mating habits of the roughly 40 known birds of paradise species. Now he and his colleagues have closely examined this footage in an effort to understand how some of the most spectacular birds on the planet evolved such wildly diverse appearances, shape-shifting mating rituals, and songs, when they all hail from a common ancestor.

Wilson’s bird-of-paradise found in Indonesia.
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They believe that choosy females unsatisfied with looks, dance or song alone have largely driven the evolution of these fantastic traits, according to a study published recently in PLOS Biology. Habitat loss due to deforestation and development means that some of these unique traits and the species which exhibit them are in danger of disappearing before we understand much about them.

The bird-of-paradise family, found mostly on the island of New Guinea but with a few species in smaller surrounding islands and Australia, includes the magnificent riflebird, which attracts mates by thrusting its blue-throated head back and forth with its feathers spread out like Dracula’s cape, and the Wilson’s bird-of-paradise which uses haunting chirps and the display of its emerald throat, bald blue head, red back and spiral-shaped violet tail feathers to attract females. Male greater birds-of-paradise sport Bon Jovi-like mullets as they hop around on branches, (though their songs are much higher in key), while some species harness the power of light-trapping nanotechnology to produce some of the blackest feathers in existence.

An obsessive categorization of the specific movements, colors, plumage difference, song notes and other characteristics of all birds-of-paradise species revealed that male birds with more colors also tend to have more song notes, and that elaborate dancers also have a larger sound repertoire. The researchers also found males displaying in a group have more colors than those who don’t, possibly as the former need to stand out. Species that court on the ground are better dancers, while males displaying their mojo in the forest canopy have more complex songs.

The exhaustive examination has led them to a theory that female choice may be driving this diversification. Since females size up potential mates based on a number of different factors including looks, song and dance abilities, the males may be able to get creative in one of those categories while still maintaining a base level of attractiveness in others. In other words, they can adopt a flamboyant dance as long as their feathers and song are sexy enough, or vice versa. If the females take a liking to this experimentation, it may eventually favor evolution in this direction.

The magnificent riflebird, a bird-of-paradise species found in the lowland rainforests of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
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Meredith Miles, a biology PhD student at Wake Forest University who also published a study in 2018 on the evolution of these birds, came to some of the same conclusions by reading text accounts of the dance moves of birds-of-paradise and picking out the parts describing behavior.

“We both found similar effects on the mating systems and on how the habitats affect certain traits,” she said. The conclusions they share include that birds which display on the ground have more complex moves than those in the canopies. “It’s always good news as a scientist to know you’ve converged on the same answer.”

However, Miles interprets some results differently from Scholes as far as evolution is concerned. For example, she believes females likely drive these adaptations but says that she isn’t sure that birds-of-paradise have evolved wonderful dancing because they already have great colors or vice versa. She believes that the answer is more likely that within all the birds-of-paradise, some species tend to compete more intensely than others.

In any case, there is still much to be discovered about birds of paradise. Sadly, some of the most vulnerable species are those we know the least about, Scholes says. With many species declining due to habitat loss from resource extraction and development, it may become even harder to learn more about them in the future.

The lesser bird-of-paradise.
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Miles said the larger effort of Scholes and his coauthors to look at dances, songs, and plumage or appearance is “an astounding endeavor.” Indeed, Scholes’ dedication to documenting the unobserved behaviors of these birds often meant hours or days sitting quietly in a hideout called a blind, fighting off mosquitoes in all types of weather. Some days were made even longer trekking through rugged mountains and rainforests to get to their campsites and back.

The work also nearly cost him his life early in his career. In 2002, he was an 11-hour hike up a jungle-shrouded mountain in Papua New Guinea’s southeast attempting to catch some of the only footage of the elaborate mating dance of the eastern parotia bird-of-paradise, when his work was interrupted by a rotten appendix.

Male parotia have spectacular antenna-like wires spouting back from near their bright blue eyes. They push some lower torso feathers out to look like a black Scottish kilt before executing a dainty jig. The dance, the notes they serenade females with, and their iridescent golden-green chest patch, may be just different enough from those of the Lawes parotia to possibly warrant their status as a separate species or subspecies.

After setting up his equipment behind a blind, Scholes captured only a “tantalizing” amount of footage before he began to get sick and could no longer concentrate. Luckily, this was one of the only times he had traveled with a satellite phone, which may have saved his life. The researchers phoned in for extraction and cleared the trees off a nearby rock overhang, which wasn’t enough for the helicopter to land but allowed it to hover close enough for Scholes to climb in. Five days and several more flights later, he had the appendix removed in a hospital in Australia.

But as far as the eastern parotia is concerned, its status as a subspecies or separate species entirely is still an open question.

Joshua Rapp Learn contributes features on archaeology, ecology and the adventures involved in the research.

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January 16, 2019 at 11:21AM

Wednesday’s Best Deals: Anker Speakers, Puma Gear, Contigo Bottles, and More

Wednesday’s Best Deals: Anker Speakers, Puma Gear, Contigo Bottles, and More

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PowerBeats3 Headphones, USB-C Chargers, and a Chef’sChoice Deli Slicer lead off Wednesday’s best deals.

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Best Tech Deals

Monoprice 45W USB-C Wall Charger + USB-C Charging Cable | $11 | Monoprice | Promo codes PICKME and PICKB
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Monoprice’s 45W USB-C wall charger is ugly as sin, but we’re willing to forgive that at this price. Just add the charger and a white USB-C cable to your cart, and use promo codes PICKME and PICKB at checkout to get both for just $11. Even without the cable, that’s the best price we’ve ever seen on a USB-C charger with that much power. If you own a laptop, a Switch, or anything else that can take advantage of those charging speeds, it never hurts to have a spare charger around the house.

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Note: I had trouble getting both codes to work at the same time, but removing the cable and adding it back to my cart did the trick.


Aukey Power Cube | $19 | Amazon | Promo code AUKEYK06
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If you want to be able to plug things in at your desk without squeezing your arm behind it, or awkwardly crouching down to find a power strip, this cube-shaped charger from Aukey sits atop of your desk, and includes four easy-to-access AC outlets, plus three USB charging ports. Just use promo code AUKEYK06 at checkout to get it for $19.


Anker SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker | $23 | Amazon
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Anker’s reader-favorite SoundCore Bluetooth speaker spawned a whole line of products, but the original model is still great, and it’s back on sale for a great low price of $23, no promo code required.

The SoundCore’s headlining feature is its 24 hour battery life, and in my experience, that’s a conservative estimate. It also packs in dual 6W drivers for room-filling sound, and looks pretty great to boot.


PowerBeats3 Wireless Headphones | $90 | Daily Steals via Facebook
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If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably spent a lot of January in the gym and too much time listening to other dudes excessively grunt. Luckily these $90 PowerBeats3 headphones are down to one of their lowest prices ever.

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Before you wag your finger about sound quality, Beats have come a long way in recent years, improving a lot since being acquired by Apple. And this pair even include the easy-pairing W1 chip, making them a great option for iPhone-owning fitness buffs, or anyone whose ears aren’t compatible with AirPods (see: me). Grab a pair in “Neighborhood Collection” colors, which include Break Blue, Turf Green, Asphalt Gray and Brick Red.

This is a $10 markdown from the price currently on Amazon.


TaoTronics Nine Hour Bluetooth Earbuds | $16 | Amazon | Promo code KINJA26V
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It’s 2019, which means you almost definitely already own a pair of Bluetooth earbuds. But I submit that you should actually have a second, spare pair that can live in your luggage or gym bag, for when you inevitably forget your favorites at home.

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This pair from TaoTronics is sweatproof, magnetic, and most importantly of all, runs for nine hours on a charge, which is about as good as it gets for wireless earbuds. Not bad for $16 (with code KINJA26V).


Perlesmith Articulating TV Wall Mount | $37 | Amazon | Clip the coupon and use the promo code UJQE85K9
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If you got yourself a new TV during the holidays (or even more recently), it’s cheaper than you might think to mount it to your wall. This highly rated Perlesmith mount can support TVs up to 70" and 132 pounds, and it’s only $37 today with promo code UJQE85K9 stacked with the coupon on the page, complete with bonus accessories like a level, cord ties, and an HDMI cable. Unlike some less expensive mounts we’ve seen, this one supports full articulation and swiveling, so you can adjust your TV’s positioning whenever you want.


Mohu Leaf 30 HDTV Antenna | $22 | Amazon
Mohu Leaf 50 HDTV Antenna | $46 | Amazon
Mohu Curve 50 HDTV Antenna | $48 | Amazon
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You don’t need to cable subscription or an expensive “cord cutter” over-the-top package to watch the rest of the NFL playoffs (and a lot of March Madness)…you just need an antenna sufficient to pull in local channels where you live.

Mohu has long made some of the best and most popular leaf-style HDTV antennas on the market, and a few different models have rare discounts on Amazon today, in preparation for the best sports time of the year.

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The $22 Leaf 30 is probably sufficient if you live in or near a city, though things like tall buildings can make for a spotty signal.

The $46 Leaf 50 normally sells for $10 more, and includes a USB-powered amplifier that can boost weak TV signals.

The $48 Curve 50 should perform similarly to the Leaf 50, but it comes with a stand so you can set it on a shelf, rather than mounting it to a wall.


TCL 65R617 65" TV | $850 | Walmart

TCL’s affordable 6-series TVs are famous for offering every form of HDR (including top-shelf Dolby Vision), local dimming zones for better contrast and black levels, and even excellent Roku software. So if you want to upgrade before the large, important football game in a few weeks, the 65" model just dropped to a new all-time low price of $850, which is actually $80 cheaper than we saw on Black Friday.


Arlo Pro 3 Camera Security Starter Kit | $335 | Amazon
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Netgear’s Arlo home security cameras are among the few that can run completely on battery power, and the Pro models add additional touches like rechargeable batteries (rather than watch batteries), improved motion detection, two-way intercom, and a base station with 100 decibel alarm. So if you’re ready to start monitoring your home like a paranoid person, Amazon will sell you the three camera starter kit for $335 today, the best price we’ve seen outside of Black Friday.


Anker SoundCore Infini Mini Sound Bar | $70 | Amazon | Clip the $10 coupon
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Anker makes sound bars now, which…yeah, that makes sense. The SoundCore Infini Mini is 21" and puts out stereo sound. And naturally, it’ll also work as a gigantic Bluetooth speaker, when it isn’t pumping audio out of your TV.

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With no subwoofer built in, I probably wouldn’t use this for my main home theater. But it’s perfectly sized and priced for, say, a bedroom TV, or even a computer. Normally priced at $80, it’s down to $70 today on Amazon when you clip the $10 coupon.


Aukey Four-Port USB Travel Charger | $16 | Amazon | Promo code AUKEYD48
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Between your phone, your tablet, your smart watch, your Kindle, and your Bluetooth headphones, one or two USB ports just isn’t enough anymore when you travel. No, you probably want at least four, and this $16 Aukey charger (with promo code AUKEYD48) puts them all in one compact package.


Anker Premium 5-Port Charger With USB-C PD | $35 | Amazon
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Anker’s PowerPort line of multi-port USB chargers are our readers’ favorites, and this model is one of the few that includes USB-C Power Delivery, which outputs up to 30W to power devices like the new MacBooks, or even a Nintendo Switch. It normally sells for $54, but Anker’s knocked that down to $35 today, no promo code required.


If you’ve been curious to give YouTube TV a try, and you could use a new streaming dongle, Walmart’s running a particularly enticing deal today. $59 gets you a month of YouTube TV (a $40 value, new accounts only), plus $15 in VUDU content, meaning the Stick itself is basically tossed in for about $4.

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Amazon sells the Streaming Stick+ for $60 as well, and has the same YouTube TV promotion, but no VUDU credit.

The Streaming Stick+ supports 4K and HDR content, and its remote ingeniously includes a headphone jack which makes it easy to listen to your shows in bed without disturbing others. Update: My bad, it doesn’t include a headphone jack, but the Roku app can serve the exact same function.


2-Pack Nylon-Braided 90 Degree Lightning Cables | $11 | Amazon | Promo code AUKEY90L

Given how many Lightning cables seem to wear out at the necks, it’s surprising that 90 degree cables aren’t more of a thing. You can grab two nylon braided cables for $11 from Aukey today with promo code AUKEY90L, which would be a great price for two nylon-braided Lightning cables anyway, even without the unique connector.


Anker Soundcore Life 2 Noise Canceling Bluetooth Headphones | $65 | Amazon | Promo code SDCLIFE2
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Anker’s audio efforts may be best known for its plethora of Bluetooth earbuds, but they’re entering the over-ear space in a big way lately, and you can get their brand new Soundcore Life 2 noise canceling cans for just $65 today with promo code SDCLIFE2.

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They fold up to fit into an included carrying case, they work both in wired and wireless mode, and they run for up to 30 hours with noise canceling enabled (60 if you’re using an AUX cable for your audio), which is excellent at this price. But what sets the Soundcore Life 2s apart from similarly priced competitors is Anker’s signature BassUp mode. Just push a button twice, and the headphones will automatically adjust their EQ to emphasize the low end of your music.


Anker PowerLine II 10' Lightning Cable | $10 | Amazon | Promo code CABK8434. Works on all four colors.
Anker PowerLine II 6' USB-C Cable | $8 | Amazon | Promo code CABKA848
Anker PowerLine II 3' USB-C Cable With High Speed Data | $15 | Amazon | Promo code CABK8485
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With TPE shells, reinforced wiring, and large, durable collars, Anker’s PowerLine II charging cables are built like tanks, and can hold up to even serial cable abusers. And if they somehow do stop working, Anker’s lifetime warranty means that you can swap them out for a new one for free.

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Today on Amazon, promo code CABK8434 will get you a 10' Lightning cable for just $10, in whatever color you want. I have one of these tucked into my couch cushions. It’s long enough to comfortably reach anywhere on the couch, and durable enough to withstand me tugging on it when it gets stuck between cushions, or under the dog.

If you need a USB-C version, the 6' one is just $8 with code CABKA848, or you can get a 3' version with 10 Gbps data transfer speeds for $15 with code CABK8485.


At first glance, Anker’s SoundCore Spirits look a lot like the reader-favorite SoundBuds Slims, but they do have a few key upgrades. The big one is IPX7 water resistance, plus added sweat-countering measures from Anker that make them ideal for working out, especially compared to the IPX5-rated Slims. They also last a bit longer with an eight hour battery (vs. seven), include a built-in cord shortener, and should have a bit more bass as well.

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The SoundCore Spirits have sold for $30-$40 since they launched last year, but today, they’re just $24, no promo code required.


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VPNs have been in the news, and whether you want to get around video geoblocks, circumvent proxy filters, or just keep prying eyes out of your browsing data while using sketchy public Wi-Fi, reader-favorite Private Internet Access has a deal to fit your needs.

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Private Internet Access doesn’t do much in the way of discounting, but they offer exclusive pricing and packages just for our readers that you won’t find anywhere else. Here are your options, and what you’d pay if you bought the same plan elsewhere:

These deals are only for our readers, but we aren’t sure how long they’ll be available, so go ahead and sign up while you can.

Best Home Deals

eLuxurySupply Extra Thick Bamboo Mattress Pad | $77-$98 | Amazon | Promo code KDEALSMPAD
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Wake up! There’s a deal that will help you get a better night’s sleep. Right now, you can take 30% off an extra thick bamboo mattress pad with promo code KDEALSMPAD, bringing the price down to $77 for a twin size and up to $98 for a California king. Just don’t snooze on this deal; it won’t last long, and as they say, early bird gets the worm.


Sylvania 60W 24-Pack LED Bulbs | $23 | Amazon
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If you still haven’t upgraded your incandescent and <shudders> CFL bulbs to LED, you can do them all at once today with this $23 24-pack of Sylvania bulbs. They put out the same amount of light as a 60W incandescent while using only 8.5W of energy, meaning they’ll easily pay for themselves over time. Some local utility companies will even give you a rebate on your power bill if you send in a receipt for LED purchases, so who knows, maybe you could even get these for free.


Contigo Autoseal Stainless Steel Water Bottle (Grapevine Color Only) | $13 | Amazon
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Just as the Contigo Autoseal travel mug is one of our readers’ favorites for keeping drinks hot, this Contigo Autoseal Stainless Steel Water Bottle is highly adept at keeping your beverages icy cold. In fact, the bottle, down to just $13 in the grapevine color, keeps your drink cold for up to 28 hours, thanks to vacuum insulation, plus an autoseal button keeps all liquid where it’s meant to be between sips. Throw in the fact that it’s dishwasher safe, and that’s enough to seal the deal for us when it comes to this water bottle.


Nuun Hydration Gold Box | Amazon
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Water is very good for you, but what if it could be even better for you? Nuun Hydration adds flavor, along with vitamins and/or electrolytes, to you regular ol’ bottle of H2O via a fizzing tablet, and today only, you can stock up on enough packs to fill all your glasses thanks to Amazon’s Gold Box. Each easy-to-carry tube contains 10 tablets, which would be especially useful before or after your workout.


Chef’sChoice Deli Slicer | $99 | Amazon
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Let me start off by saying that we accept no responsibility or liability if you chop off the tip of your finger with this deli slicer. I didn’t run that by our lawyers, but I’m pretty sure we’re good.

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Okay, with that out of the way, if you’ve got the space for it, $99 is the best price ever on this Chef’sChoice slicer by $69, and while it definitely takes up its fair share of space, you might get more use out of it than you’d expect. In addition to slicing meats as thick as you’d like, you can pull it out to use on cheese, veggies, and even bread. But again, please be careful.


Anker Roav DashCam S1 | $72 | Amazon | Promo code ROAVAPS6

Anker’s ever-expanding family of dash cams just got a new member, and it’s down to its best price ever today with promo code ROAVAPS6.

The Roav DashCam S1 looks just like the original model that we reviewed on The Inventory, but it shoots 1080/60 instead of 1080/30, giving you twice as many opportunities to get a clear shot of a license plate. An upgraded Sony image sensor improves low light performance, built-in GPS lets you log your trips, and it even comes with a 32GB microSD card and two port car charger in the box, so you’ll have everything you need to get started.


Secura Electric Coffee Grinder & Spice Grinder | $25 | Amazon
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When it’s time to grind, get out this $25 Secura Grinder, now down to its lowest price. With stainless-steel blades and separate removable bowls for chopping and grinding, this grinder will have no trouble crushing anything from coffee beans, to spices, to nuts into a crumbly powder in mere seconds. It’s a deal that won’t grind your gears in the least.


Eagle Creek Quick Trip Toiletry Bag | $18 | Amazon
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Luggage gets all the attention, but if you ask me, the single most important travel item you can buy is a good toiletry bag. I keep one in a closet stocked with miniature versions or duplicates of all my essentials (I even bought a second Philips OneBlade), and just throw it in a suitcase without a care when it comes time to take a trip.

Eagle Creek makes some of our favorite packing cubes and duffel bags, so it stands to reason that their Quick Trip toiletry bag will be really good too. Get it for an all-time low $18 in “Brilliant Blue” today.


Keter 6'x3' Storage Shed | $365 | Walmart
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What if…and hear me out here…you could actually park your cars in your garage, and keep all your random lawn equipment, beach gear, and sports balls somewhere else? It’s possible!

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This Keter 6' x 3' storage shed is on sale at Walmart for $365 right now, and can keep all of your unneeded things out of sight, until you need them. That’s about $65 less than Amazon’s current price, but you’ll need to pick it up yourself from your local Walmart to avoid the $100 freight shipping charge.


TP-Link Mini Smart Plug, 2-Pack | $40 | Amazon
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Crawling behind your furniture to plug in and unplug your various gadgets day in and day out? That’s so last year. Bring outlets into 2019 with this $40 TP-Link Mini Smart Plug 2-Pack, which allows you to enable or disable your outlets with your smartphone, put them on an automated schedule, or control them using Alexa. All that, and they each only occupies one socket.


Gooloo Mini Air Compressor | $10 | Amazon | Promo code 9Q35YDXB
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While it’s certainly not as fast as the coin-operated air compressor at a gas station, this glove box-friendly compressor can save your bacon if you have to change a tire, or just can’t be bothered to find a bunch of quarters. And speaking of quarters, it’ll only cost 40 of them with promo code 9Q35YDXB.


Trtl Travel Pillow | $27 | Amazon | Clip the 10% coupon
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It might look like something Rey would wear while scouring for spare parts on Jakku, but this neck wrap is actually a travel pillow, and a great one at that.

The Trtl pillow uses a hidden rib system to support your neck as you doze off in your tiny coach airline seat. Just wrap Trtl around your neck, placing the ribs on whichever side you want to lay your head (including directly under your chin) pop on some noise-cancelling headphones, and try your darnedest to get some shut-eye. It looks ridiculous, sure, but I promise you that nobody on your flight cares. Honest!

In case it wasn’t obvious, the big advantage of this design is size; Trtl weighs less than 1/3 of a pound, can attach to your luggage, and is far less bulky than a memory foam pillow. While not as good as our exclusive Black Friday deal, you can get any color you want for 10% off on Amazon right now by clipping the on-page coupon.


Save 25% on Valentine’s Day Flowers | 1800Flowers | Promo code LOVEEARLY
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Valentine’s Day is officially one month out, which means it’s time to start planning something special for the special someone. If you’re smart, you’ll consider getting the object of your affection a bouquet of flowers, because flowers are classic, easy to procure, and — thanks to this deal from 1800Flowers — not too pricey.

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For a limited time, if you order select Valentine’s Day flowers to be delivered sometime between February 9 and 14, 1800 Flowers will give you 25% off. Just use promo code LOVEEARLY and get your S.O. anything from a classic bouquet of roses or a pretty lily arrangement, to a not-so-traditional heart-shaped bamboo plant or very extra heart-shaped rose wreath. Meanwhile, I personally am feeling emotional about this puppy made out of carnations, and also this gift basket filled with chocolate. (Single men of New York City, are you listening?!)


Marpac Dohm White Noise Machine | $39 | Amazon
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White noise machines are great for drowning out your internal monologue about that dumb thing to your boss three jobs ago, or when Stacy turned you down for prom, or when you forgot your lines in front of everyone in the middle school play oh god oh god just let me sleep, brain.

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Marpac’s iconic Dohm machine carries a 4.2 star average from over 13,000 Amazon reviewers, and $39 is about as low as it ever gets, with a few short-lived exceptions like Gold Box deals.


bObsweep bOby Pet Robotic Vacuum (Peach or Red colors only) | $180 | Amazon
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The bObsweep bObi Pet attempts something that most robotic vacuums only pay lip service to: looking good. Its soft silicone touch sensors replace the loud (and sometimes baseboard scuffing) bumper you see on most competitors, it comes in a variety of bold colors, and its upper surface is marked only with a logo and three touch-sensitive buttons with cute names: Go!, Juice (recharge), and Waffle (clean one area of the floor in a waffle pattern).

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It also comes with a virtual wall, which you rarely see in a robovac this affordable, and a full two year warranty, plus five years of subsidized service if anything goes wrong.

Its remote though. Wow. I don’t think we’ll ever see it in the MoMA. But honestly, who ever uses the remotes on these things?

Get the bObi Pet for $180 in either peach or red, since its back down to its lowest price ever right now.


Thermos Stainless Steel Beverage Can Insulator | $7 | Amazon
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Let’s be honest here, thin fabric koozies are mostly useful for decoration; they don’t really keep a can cold for very long. This best-selling metal Thermos contraption though? It’s the real deal.

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Thermos’s stainless steel can insulator uses vacuum insulation to actually provide a barrier between your beverage and the outside world. They go so far as to claim that it will keep a can cold for up to 3 hours, and even if that’s a little bit of marketing hyperbole, what could possibly be in that can that takes more than an hour to drink?

Even during the winter months, it has the added benefit of protecting your bare skin from cold, damp cans, so you Bills and Packers fans can use it while you tailgate. (hey, there’s always next season).

Over 3,000 Amazon reviewers have given the Thermos a 4.4 star review average, and you can get one (or more!) for just $7 right now. Bottom’s up!


Anker Eufy RoboVac 11+ | $117 | Amazon \ Clip the $10 coupon
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Anker’s Eufy RoboVac 11+ isn’t the company’s newest or most powerful robotic vacuum, but it’ll still do the yeoman’s work of keeping your floors clean by bopping around your house every day with basically zero input from you. It’s also extraordinarily quiet, compared to my Roomba.

So if you still haven’t outsourced vacuuming to a robot, or you want to add one to your fleet (say, for a second floor in your house), today’s $117 deal is far and away the best price we’ve seen on this model, and in fact, it’s one of the best prices we’ve seen on any robotic vacuum, let alone a non-refurb. Just be sure to clip the $10 coupon to save on the $127 list price (which itself is a great deal).


Tacklife Digital Tire Pressure Gauge with Light | $7 | Amazon | Promo code YN4CL956
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A good tire pressure gauge is just one of those things that belongs in every car, and this $7 model from Tacklife (with promo code YN4CL956) has all the important features you need. Its screen is backlit, it’s easy to grip, and its tip doubles as a flashlight so that you can easily find the valve in the dark. What more could you want?


Thermapen Mk4 | $84 | ThermoWorks
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Our readers are big fans of the ever reliable Thermapen, but quality comes with a price tag to match. That’s why you should take advantage of this discount on the Thermapen Mk4 model, down from it’s usual price of $99 to $84 in yellow, green, and blue colors. The sale lasts through Tuesday, so don’t get burnt by waiting to long to add one to your kitchen tool box.


Get some good sleep and save some money with Casper’s Winter Sale, now through January 21. If you spend over $1,000, the sleep retailer will knock off $100, plus they’ll gift you with $25 to use toward a future purchase. And unlike other Casper promotions, you don’t have to buy a mattress to take advantage of it. So, feel free to stock up on new bedding, bed frames, pillows, and other Casper products using promo code WINTER, and have sweet dreams of savings.


simplehuman 58 Liter/15.3 Gallon Step Trash/Recycling Can | $160 | Amazon
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Simplehuman makes our readers’ favorite trash cans, and some of the only garbage holders that you’ll actually want to keep out on display, rather than hiding in a cabinet. And today, Amazon’s marked the grandaddy of them all down to $160, a match for an all-time low.

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That’s a lot to spend on a garbage receptacle, I know, but this thing has every feature you could want, and it’ll last you for decades. Two side-by-side inner containers let you store your trash and recycling inside the same can, and when you remove your trash bag, you’ll find a unique single-bag dispenser right inside so you don’t forget to add a new one. Because we all know that feeling of tossing some gross, wet garbage into a trash can that we forgot to line. Not fun.

On the outside, the whole thing’s made of gorgeous stainless steel, its pedal is rated for 150,000 steps, it has a silent close lid, and it’s even backed by a 10 year warranty. Is it possible to love a trash can? I think it just might be.


Four-Pack LED Motion Lights | $17 | Amazon | Promo code VF95G48L
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This time of year, it’s probably dark already by the time you get home from work. But without any wiring to futz with, solar-powered, motion-sensing spotlights are the easiest way to illuminate your front porch or lawn, and you can get four of them for just $17 today with promo code VF95G48L. That could be one for each side of your house!


25% off Retiring Colors | Hydro Flask | Free shipping with code BBFS1-V8S59

Hydro Flask aficionados know that retiring color sales are a great chance to save on rarely-discounted drinkware. They also give you the panache of owning a Hydro Flask that people can’t buy anymore; just because the colors are being retired doesn’t mean they aren’t great.

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For a limited time, you can save 25% at checkout on a variety of tumblers, bottles, coolers, and slings in Flamingo, Blueberry, Mint, Lava, and Storm. I’m pretty partial to Lava myself, Blueberry looks as effervescent as a game of Splatoon, and Storm is a very understated blue gray that’ll never be out of fashion.

Use promo code BBFS1-V8S59 for free shipping.


20% Off Select Amazon Warehouse Items | Amazon | Discount shown at checkout
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If you’re cool with buying lightly used products, it could pay off in a big way, literally. Amazon Warehouse has just launched its post-holiday shopping event, marking down thousands of used items going for 20% off their already low prices. The discounts are hitting a ton of different categories, from vacuums, furniture, laptops, and monitors.

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Chances are we could also use something from this sale. Just a heads up, the discount will be shown at checkout.


Up to 40% Off Select Home Items | Urban Outfitters
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Urban Outfitters wants to outfit your urban (or suburban, or rural, whatever) home for less. Right now, take up to 40% off bedding, decor, wall art, window treatments, tapestries, throws, and more, all of which possess that hip and cool flair that Urban has come to be known for. Go as big as a whole new look for your bed, or as subtle as a few unique accent pieces or candles; either way, you’ll be getting a good deal.


Free Shipping For Your First Year | Firstleaf Wine Club | Promo code KINJA
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Firstleaf is an online wine club that learns your preferences, offers tons of options, and most importantly, saves you money compared to buying from the store. It’s a solid deal any time, but it’s even better for our readers from now through the holidays.

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Every new Firstleaf member gets an introductory delivery with three bottles of wine for just $15, plus $5 shipping. Every box thereafter includes six bottles for $80, plus $10 shipping. If you use this link and promo code Kinja when you sign up though, you’ll get free shipping on every box for your entire first year. That’ll save you over $100 if you get a new box every month.

Best Clothing & Lifestyle Deals

Extra 30% Off Men’s and Women’s Sale | PUMA | Promo code SALE30
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The new year is a time to catch up on your fitness goals, and for PUMA, that means catching up with you. The athletic wear brand is taking an extra 30% off sale items for men and women. That means trendy sneakers and apparel for workouts and beyond are going much less than usual, so use promo code SALE30 and stock up for the new year.


Extra 50% Off Final Sale | J.Crew | Promo code BIGGERSALE
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New year, new J.Crew. Kick off 2019 by filling your closet with on-sale clothes for men, women and kids from the retailer for an extra 50% off, today only. Use promo code BIGGERSALE to score the savings, but beware: This promotion only applies to final sale styles, so just be certain about your purchase before you checkout.


ProForm 505 Treadmill | $500 | Amazon | Prime members only
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If you want to work on your cardio in 2019, but don’t feel like schlepping to a gym or (gasp) running outdoors, this ProForm treadmill is cheaper than ever at $500, with free expert assembly. Even at that low price, it can go up to 10mph, incline up to 10%, and even includes a lifetime frame Warranty, a 25-year motor warranty, and one year parts & labor warranty.


Extra 40% Off Men’s and Women’s Sale | Club Monaco
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You don’t need to be part of some exclusive club, nor do you need to have ever visited Monaco, to score great savings on chic Club Monaco apparel; anyone can take an extra 40% off their men’s and women’s sale sections for up to 65% total savings, no promo code necessary. So welcome yourself to the savings club by picking up a stylish new coat, shirt, shoes, pants or any of their other fashion-forward pieces.


Men’s and Women’s Ultra Light Down Vest | Uniqlo
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I used to think vests were the most useless type of clothing — I mean, why not just wear a jacket? But now, I understand that it’s all about keeping your core extra warm underneath a jacket, and Uniqlo’s Ultra Light Down Vest, now on sale for $40 for both men and women, is the vest that helped me get to this place.

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As the name suggests, the vest really is ultra light. So light, in fact, that it’s easy to forget you’re even wearing an extra layer. And yet, it’s still toasty warm, and comes in range of pleasing color options. Maybe the most exciting feature, though, is the fact that it comes with a tiny pouch, which easily attaches to a loop on the inside, so that you can bunch up the vest and put it away if you get too hot while you’re on the go. You could say it’s a vest worth having a vested interesting in owning.


Men’s and Women’s ASICS Flash Event | Nordstrom Rack
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Run over to Nordstrom Rack, where an ace of a deal is going on now: ASICS sneakers for both men and women are marked way down, with pairs starting at as little as $40. With a wide range of styles and colors up for grabs, they’re all the motivation you need to keep those fitness goals up and running long past January. But be sure to lace up this discount quickly; these shoes will likely sell out soon, and the deal only runs through the next three days.


Winter Clearance Sale | Sierra Trading Post | Free shipping on $89+ with code SHIP89
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Sierra Trading Post isn’t waiting for spring to kick off its winter clearance sale. For a limited time, thousands of popular coats, jackets, gloves, and other cold weather gear are on sale for up to 75% off. You’ll find favorites from the likes of Marmot, Smartwool, and Columbia included (you can sort by brand or clothing type with the side bar), so sled on over to the side, because there’s something for everyone. Plus, use code SHIP89 to get free shipping on $89 orders.


If you’ve made it through two weeks of 2019 and still haven’t given up on your fitness resolutions, Walmart’s here to help with a couple of great Gold’s Gym deals. $97 gets you the XRS 20 Olympic adjustable workout bench, and $95 gets you a 110 pound barbell set. The weights from the latter can slide onto the former as well on leg day. Just be sure to thank your delivery driver.


Diane Von Furstenberg Flash Sale | Nordstrom Rack
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You don’t need a special occasion to don one of Diane Von s’s iconic patterned wrap dresses — especially since a slew of swingy styles, including a few tops, are on sale right now at Nordstrom Rack. But if you want to get wrapped up in a new DVF look for around 60% off, act quickly; the designer’s stock is already selling out.


40% Off Gift Sets | Stila
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The season for giving gifts is over, but it’s never not the right time to get yourself something new. These Stila Gift Sets were clearly meant to be Christmastime stocking stuffers, but they still work the same in 2019, except now they’re 40% off. Pick up a set or two of mini lipsticks, highlights, mascaras, etc. to keep in your purse or take on trips, and make this the year you finally get your glow up on.


25% Off All Orders | Promo Code SAVE25 | L.L.Bean
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If you’re ever planning to leave your home this winter, L.L.Bean is what you want to be wearing when you do it. The outdoorsy brand is taking 25% off your order with promo code SAVE25 in an effort to keep you cozy, when you should be feeling just plain cold. This deal will last until January 13, and seems to apply to both full-price and on-sale items. So now’s the time to stockpile Bean Boots, Wicked Good Slippers, and whatever other gear your closets can hold.


40% Off Men’s, Women’s, Kids, and Plus Sale; $30 Men’s and Women’s Sale Denim | Lucky Brand
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Lucky you: Today, you can get stock up on a slew of bohemian-cool clothes that also happen to be marked down significantly. Lucky Brand is taking 40% off sale styles for men, women, plus, and kids, meaning you can fill your closet with shirts, tees, jackets, pants, and beyond that make you feel like you just found a four-leaf clover.

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In the market for Lucky Brand’s signature denim? You’ve lucked out there, too. All marked down denim for men and women is just $30. Don’t press your luck; stock up on apparel before this sale ends.


Up to 50% Off Men’s and Women’s Sale | Fossil
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A new year means it’s a good time time to upgrade your watches, bags, and other accessories, and Fossil, a brand that’s had your back since practically the Jurassic Period, is coming through with a deal you’ll dig. Take up to 50% off the retailer’s clearance items for men and women as part of their Semi-Annual Sale, and score a set of deeply discounted styles that will never go extinct, trend-wise.


15% off Sunday Scaries CBD Gummies and Tincture | Promo code kinja15
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If you’re having trouble sleeping, suffering from anxiety, or having trouble sleeping because you’re suffering from anxiety, Sunday Scaries CBD gummies could help. Jolie Kerr shared her thoughts on them for The Inventory, and now, our readers can save 15% for the always-stressful holiday season with promo code kinja15.

That applies to the regular gummies, the vegan versions, and the pure CBD tincture, with extra savings available if you buy in bulk, so your wallet can rest as easy as you will.

Best Media Deals

Inked and Screened Sci-Fi Prints | $13 | MassDrop
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Patent prints are all the rage, but you can put an extra geeky spin on your decor with these sci-fi themed ones. Blueprints of BB-8 and the Starship Enterprise, profiles of the Harry Potter wands, a flat lay of Link’s weapons from The Legend of Zelda. You’ll find all of those and more in this MassDrop sale, and they’re all just $13 for an 18"x24" print.


A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms [Kindle] | $3 | Amazon
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Need a Westeros fix while you wait three more months for the final season? George R.R. Martin might not have any pages, but if you haven’t yet read his prequel story, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, it’s on sale on Kindle for just $3 right now. The book actually a collection of three prequel novellas recounting the adventures of Sir Duncan the Tall and his squire, Egg, who’s actually…nah, I don’t want to spoil it.

Download it to your Kindle today for just $3.

Best Gaming Deals

LEGO London Tower Bridge | $197 | Amazon
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LEGO’s ~4,300 piece London Tower Bridge is one of the most elaborate and detailed architectural sets in the LEGO ecosystem, and $197 is the best price we’ve seen since Black Friday, when it was (very briefly) available for $180. It even includes a little double decker bus! The only thing that’s not realistic is the deep blue water representing the normally brown Thames, but we’ll keep a stiff upper lip and let it slide.


PowerA Pro Controller + Joy-Con Charging Dock | $15 | Amazon
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If you’ve bought a Pro Controller to go with your Switch (and you should!), this dock can charge your gamepad and a set of Joy-Con at the same time. Get it for just $15 today, an all-time low.


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Crash Bandicoot? On a Nintendo console? What is going on here? The remastered N. Sane trilogy is just $30 today on Switch, Xbox One, and PS4. Even if you’ve played the originals, this is a really good remaster.

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We’ve seen this go as low as $20 in the past, but today’s deal is still a solid $5-$10 less than usual.


Razer DeathAdder Elite | $40 | Amazon | Prime Member Exclusive
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Most gaming mice look like futuristic EMP grenades or snacks for Optimus Prime, but Razer’s DeathAdder series is appealing because it keeps things clean and simple.

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The DeathAdder Elite raises the bar with a truly ridiculous 16,000 DPI sensor, Omron mechanical switches, full RGB backlighting, and every other feature you could want, and you can order it from Amazon for $40 today if you have a Prime subscription


MD Sports Ping Pong Table | $124 | Walmart
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If you’ve got the space for it, table tennis is by far the best indoor household game, and this MD Sports table is on sale for just $124 at Walmart today, the best price we’ve seen. When you’re not using it, the whole thing can fold up to take up less floor space, or you can fold up just one half to create a backboard for practice.


Sunset Overdrive | $7 | Amazon | Add-on
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The wonderfully over-the-top Sunset Overdrive is down to just $7 on Amazon today, a new price low. Of course, it’s an add-on but I’m sure you’ll find something to fill your cart with.


Azul | $29 | Amazon
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Azul was Board Game Geek’s #1 most played board game last summer, and cracked our readers’ favorite video game list, and you can add it to your own collection for $29 from Amazon. That’s within a few cents of an all-time low, but you don’t really need much of an excuse to buy this one.

Azul was designed by the world famous, award winning game author Michael Riesling. Azul captures the beautiful aesthetics of Moorish art in a contemporary board game. Players compete as artisans decorating the walls of the royal Palace of Dvora. By carefully drafting the correct Quantity and style of tiles, the most clever of artisans plan ahead to maximize the beauty of their work (not to mention their scores!) while ensuring they wasted no supplies in the process.

Seriously, this game is gorgeous, and just as importantly, it feels great to play.


Humble Stardock Bundle 2019 | Humble
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Humble’s newest bundle comes courtesy of Stardock Entertainment, with titles like The Political Machine 2016, Galactic Civilizations III, and Offworld Trading Company included across three different tiers. As always, you can name your own price, and a portion of the proceeds to charity, but you’ll have to pony up at least $13

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How and When You Can Access The Biggest Upcoming Google Assistant Features

How and When You Can Access The Biggest Upcoming Google Assistant Features

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Google’s aptly named AI helper, Google Assistant, is poised to have a great year in 2019. Not only will the digital assistant be spreading to numerous devices old and new, but there are a host of new features coming, too, several of which were shown off at CES 2019 last week.

This list of upcoming Google Assistant updates is long, and it can be overwhelming trying to parse out all the different announcements and keep track of when these new features will finally be available. To help, we’ve curated a rundown detailing the best and most important updates coming for Google Assistant in the next few months, including what devices these new features have been announced for, their expected release dates, and how to enable them (when available).

Interpreter Mode

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By far, the most hyped new Assistant feature at CES was the Interpreter Mode. Interpreter mode will expand Google Assistant’s already existent bilingual functionality by offering real-time translation from one language to another on the Google Home Hub smart display, acting as an interpreter between two parties who otherwise don’t speak the same language(s).

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This might sound similar to Google’s previous attempt at real-time translation on the Pixel Bud wireless earbuds, but Interpreter Mode is a much more elegant execution on the concept.

Voice commands like, “Hey Google, help me translate” will activate Interpreter mode on the Google Home Hub. As long as the language is supported, Google Assistant will automatically recognize the language being spoken. Any speech it hears will then be translated through the Google Home Hub’s speakers and transcribed on the device’s screen. The feature will launch with 27 supported languages:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Slovak
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese

Hands-on reports of Interpreter Mode have been mostly positive, but it’s not perfect. The delay between the participants speaking and the device translating is just long enough at this point that it makes the interactions slow and slightly awkward. And depending on ambient noise level and clarity of speech, sometimes Google Assistant will mishear a word or two. Thankfully, Google has some time to fine-tune things before the full roll out.

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Interpreter Mode is being beta tested at select hotels in Las Vegas, New York, and San Francisco for now, but Google says the feature will be available to consumers on Google Home Hub within the first few months of 2019 and will roll out to other smart home display devices soon after.

Auto Punctuation

Google Assistant will now be adding punctuation to sentences automatically—no settings to enable or special voice commands required.

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The AI helper will recognize when to add proper punctuation—such as commas, periods, and question marks—based on context, the tone and cadence of your voice, and pauses/breaks, meaning you no longer have to say the word “period” when you want to add one while dictating a text message. However, because of this, it’s probably smart to train Google Assistant to recognize your voice, which we conveniently have a guide for.

Punctuation mode is currently available on all Google Assistant-supported devices—just be sure you’ve updated your device’s OS and the Google Assistant app (Android, iOS).

Google Maps Integration

Google Assistant is now integrated directly into Google Maps—even on devices that would otherwise not have native Google Assistant support, such as iOS devices.

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Google Assistant adds new functionality to Google Maps, such as letting users share their arrival times, reply to text messages via voice, control music and audio playback, perform searches with voice commands, and make phone calls all within the Google Maps app.

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The Maps version of Assistant also has a unique interface that was developed with driving in mind, meaning it’s almost entirely hands-free and uses easy-to-see on-screen elements so you can keep your eyes on the road.

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An update containing the Assistant-integrated version of Google Maps began rolling out in December last year and is now available on both Android and iOS devices (though iOS users will have to download the Google Maps app, if they haven’t already). If you haven’t updated your Google Maps app, you can do so via the app’s page in the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

Lock screen access for more Android devices

Originally only available on Pixel 3 handsets, lock screen access allows users to call up Google Assistant via the “Okay, Google” command, even when your device is locked—though the functionality is limited when using Google Assistant this way, only allowing users to check on personal results from their Gmail inbox (or other connected email accounts); Google calendar; saved contacts; and memory aids like event reminders and shopping lists you’ve created. Certain commands will also require you to unlock the phone in order to get Assistant’s response.

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While the announcement promised that the feature will be rolling out to more Android devices over the coming months, no specific devices or release windows were given. That said, regardless of which devices eventually receive the update, it’s worth noting that Lock screen access has to be turned on in the Google Assistant settings menu. Here’s how to do so on a Pixel 3 handset (and we can safely assume this will be largely similar on devices that support lock screen access in the future):

  1. Bring up Google Assistant, either by saying “Okay, Google” or pressing and holding the home button.
  2. Tap the Explore Icon (the compass-looking one), then tap the three stacked dots in the upper right corner, and tap Settings
  3. From here, go to Assistant > “Assistant devices” > select your phone.
  4. In this menu, turn on “Access with Voice Match” and “Lock screen personal results

Flight tracking and boarding pass screening

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Google Assistant will also take some of the stress out of travel when the new flight tracking and boarding pass features launch in the coming months.

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Users will be able to perform pre-flight check-in, security screening, and check luggage through their phone’s interface, after which they will be then be presented with a boarding pass directly on your device.

Technically these features are available now, but only in a limited capacity for domestic US flights on United Airlines. While this is an obvious maneuver to compete with Apple’s Wallet boarding pass features on iOS, Apple Wallet has been around longer and supports far more airlines, so it’ll take some time for Google Assistant to be truly competitive here. Google has not made any concrete public plans for when users can expect more airlines or international flight support.

Hotel booking

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Not only will you be able to lean on Google Assistant for your flight plans, but Google Assistant can also now handle your hotel bookings, too. You’ll be able to ask Assistant to find nearby hotels, pull up listings for specific dates, and book rooms through Choice Hotels, AccorHotels, InterContinental Hotels Group, Priceline, Expedia, Mirai, and Travelclick. This is available now for US users.

More announcements in 2019

We’re only a few weeks into the year so this is by no means a comprehensive overview of every Google Assistant update or feature to expect in 2019. And Google is projecting that 1 billion devices will be running some version of Google Assistant by the end of the January, a figure that covers nearly 10,000 products from over 1,000 brands, with Samsung, Lenovo, Anker, JBL, Kitchenaid, Sonos, McAfee, and many others adding to the list in 2019. We expect to hear plenty more about the AI helper in the coming months and will make sure to keep you updated on how to use the best new features.

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January 16, 2019 at 11:09AM

Fortnite made an estimated $2.4 billion last year

Fortnite made an estimated $2.4 billion last year

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In 2018, Fortnite became a full-fledged pop culture phenomenon, one that has turned out to be incredibly lucrative. According to analyst firm SuperData, Fortnite was the top-grossing free-to-play game in the world last year, raking in an estimated $2.4 billion over 12 months. While much of Fortnite’s revenue comes from selling character skins and emotes, SuperData says that 34 percent of all US players also purchased a seasonal “battle pass,” a feature that has since made its way to other online games like PUBG and Rocket League.

For comparison, according to SuperData’s findings, Fortnite made significantly more than established free-to-play games like Tencent’s Honour of Kings, known as Arena of Valor in the West ($1.3 billion), League of Legends ($1.4 billion), Pokémon Go ($1.1 billion), and Candy Crush Saga ($1 billion), while also more than doubling the amount earned by the top-grossing “premium” game, PUBG ($1.035 billion). Meanwhile, according to mobile analyst firm App Annie, Fortnite was among the top five most downloaded mobile games in the US, UK, and Canada.

Fortnite’s haul for 2018 is a big number, but it shouldn’t be too surprising — in April SuperData reported monthly revenue of $300 million. Since then, the game has only become more popular, and expanded to new platforms like Android and the Nintendo Switch.

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January 16, 2019 at 11:08AM