Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Something New

Something New

The best online mattress in the UK: Casper, Nectar, Leesa, and more

Posted: 12 Nov 2018 09:24 AM PST


Sleep matters, just ask anyone who has just had a bad night's sleep.

If you wake up feeling refreshed, your day should be just fine. On the other hand, if you spend most of the night tossing and turning, then the whole day can feel like an uphill struggle. You’ll be fatigued, irritable, and reaching for a coffee, time and time again.

According to the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, sleep deprivation can even lead to serious health problems, including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and obesity. So it’s no joke, guys. 

If you need to improve your quality of sleep, it might be time to consider buying a new mattress. Buying a mattress is now easier than ever, especially with so many online companies selling mattresses and delivering them direct to your door. Some even come with all the latest tech, like memory foam, cooling layers, and anti-wicking fabric, to help you rest easy and keep any pain at bay.  Read more...

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This HP monitor and desktop bundle is only $369 — almost 50% off

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 08:19 AM PDT


TL;DR: This rare HP Pavilion monitor and desktop bundle is almost 50% off, getting you both items for $369.99.

Office makeovers always get the short end of the stick.

When it's either "get a new computer that only I'll use" or "get a new mattress that two of us will use," gifting to yourself is kind of off the table. Being an adult rocks.

You don't have to settle for a cheap laptop: This HP Pavilion desktop and 23.8-inch monitor usually bundle for $699, but Walmart is offering both for just $369.99. To put it in perspective, the desktop by itself is $499 and the monitor is $127.88. This deal would save you over $100 even if you only got the desktop. Adding the monitor, that's nearly 50% off. Read more...

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Sony noise-canceling headphones are $51.99 off on Amazon

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 08:16 AM PDT


TL;DR: The Bose-rivaling noise-canceling headphones from Sony are a better way to enjoy your audio entertainment, and you can get them for just $298 when you purchase on Amazon 

Sure, those backup headphones you bought on the cheap at your local gas station are probably serving you just fine. That is, until they break in the next week or so. 

We suggest that the next pair you pick up be a bit higher in quality — ones that come with all the bells and whistles and do more than just play your podcasts at you, accompanied by the faint sound of static. Ones that rival even the best of the best in headphones, like Apple and Bose products.   Read more...

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The De'Longhi Autentica automatic bean to cup coffee machine is on sale for under £340

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 07:56 AM PDT


TL;DR: The versatile De'Longhi Autentica automatic bean to cup coffee machine is down by 60 percent to under £340 on Amazon.

The difference between a good and bad cup of coffee is absolutely massive. Honestly, a bad cup first thing in the morning can ruin your day, or at least set it on the path to destruction. That's why it is absolutely essential to invest in a high quality coffee machine for your home.

The De'Longhi Autentica automatic bean to cup coffee machine can make all your coffee shop favourites, at the touch of a button. Whether you like a strong espresso or a long frothy cappuccino, this machine can deliver it, with 13 settings in total. You can also personalise the strength, length, and temperature of your cup, as well as the fresh coffee beans. Everything is up to you. Read more...

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NordVPN's 3-year plan is now available for just £2.29 a month

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 07:56 AM PDT


TL;DR: A secure three-year NordVPN plan is down from £9.16 a month to £2.29 a month, saving you over £200 in total.

The fact that you are travelling around the world doesn't mean that you can afford to get relaxed when it comes to online security. In fact, you need to be more vigilant.

Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, you need to invest in a VPN to keep your data under wrapsNordVPN gives you peace of mind each time you use public WiFi, access personal and work accounts on the road, or want to keep your browsing history to yourself. It does this by ensuring all your online traffic passes through a protected tunnel. Read more...

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Uber's newest self-driving car is here, courtesy of Volvo

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 07:53 AM PDT


Uber just went public a month ago and is already making some big moves.

The ride-sharing giant revealed its newest self-driving car on Wednesday. Uber has partnered with Volvo to produce a new line of Volvo's existing XC90 vehicles specifically for Uber's self-driving fleet. The new production model is internally called 519G and comes with computerized brakes and steering systems straight from the factory, per CNBC.

That's in contrast to what Uber used to do with XC90s. Prior to Wednesday's announcement, Uber modified existing XC90s for self-driving, meaning they didn't come with these features built-in like the new ones will. Read more...

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Brace yourselves, 'Final Fantasy VII Remake' fans. I'm worried.

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 07:53 AM PDT


Square Enix has commitment issues with Final Fantasy.

Fans of Final Fantasy XV no doubt recall the unfortunate confirmation in Nov. 2018 that three of four previously announced story add-ons for the game would be canceled. Then there was the whole confusing Final Fantasy XIII/Versus XIII saga that led directly to the creation of XV.

In short: Square has more than once made promises regarding the Final Fantasy series that never panned out. So it's hard to see Final Fantasy VII Remake in its current form — an absolutely gorgeous rethinking of the original game's first act, in the city of Midgar — and not be worried. Read more...

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Refurbished iRobot Roomba 860 robot vacuum is $180 off at Amazon

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 07:41 AM PDT


TL;DR: Take the work out of vacuuming for cheap with the certified refurbished iRobot Roomba 860 robot vacuum on sale for $180 off.

We all know that cleaning is not the most fun activity in the world, but it is necessary. You are a grown ass adult; you can’t be walking around on a dirty, grimy floor. But that doesn’t mean you have to be doing all the heavy lifting — because robot vacuums exist.

(This is you realizing you don't have to sweep anymore.)

Some of these cleaners can get pretty pricey, but purchasing a refurbished model can save you some serious cash. How convenient that today you can score a certified refurbished iRobot Roomba 860 robot vacuum on sale for $180 off at Amazon, meaning you’ll actually be getting it $329 cheaper than if you bought it new. That’s a score. Read more...

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Pick your colour and save £220 on the Oral-B Genius 9000 Dragonfly electric toothbrush

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 07:38 AM PDT


TL;DR: The pretty Oral-B Genius 9000 electric toothbrush is discounted by £220 to just £79.99.

What colour was your first toothbrush? You might not be able to remember, but you probably did have a choice as a child. You probably opted for the same colour time and time again, and even though we're grown up now, we would still like that choice.

The Oral-B Genius 9000 Dragonfly electric toothbrush comes with a long list of impressive features, including six brushing modes, dual charging, and a gum guard assistant. What stands out though is the stylish design, and the colour options. You can pick between rose gold, orchid purple, and lotus white. The great thing is that they are all on sale. Read more...

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There's up to 50% off Lovehoney sex toys for men in the UK

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 07:38 AM PDT


TL;DR: Celebrate male sexuality and save up to 50 percent on a wide range of intimate sex toys for men from Lovehoney.

We're all about celebrating sexuality, and Lovehoney is the same. The retailer of sex toys, lingerie, and erotic gifts is proving this by cutting the price of sex toys for men by up to 50 percent

There are many different ways of celebrating sexuality, and investing in a new sex toy is a tried and tested method. There are a wide range of products on offer, including prostate massagers, vibrators, pumps, C-rings, and more. You might think you know everything about pleasure, but there is always more to explore. Read more...

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This Etekcity Bluetooth smart body fat scale is down to under £26 on Amazon

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 07:37 AM PDT


TL;DR: The precise Etekcity Bluetooth smart body fat scale is down by 48 percent to just £25.99 on Amazon.

If you are on a fitness journey, it's really important to recognise that weight isn't the be-all and end-all. In fact, it's really not that important. If you're getting fitter and stronger, you may well increase in weight, as you add muscle.

With this in mind, it can be tricky to track your progress on a regular bathroom scale. You need a smart scale to get a better understanding of where you are on your journey. Etekcity’s smart Bluetooth personal fitness scale goes beyond basic body weight measurement and calculates up to 13 key measurements, including BMI, body fat, body water, skeletal muscle, and metabolic age.   Read more...

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De'Longhi coffee machines, Samsung 4K TVs, Sony portable speakers, Fossil smartwatches, and more on sale for June 12 in the UK

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 07:37 AM PDT


Watch out! There's a big roundup of deals heading in your direction, and with Father's Day right around the corner, there's still time for a last minute gift. 

There's a great selection of both smart and regular watches on sale if you're still looking for that special gift for dear old dad. The pick of the bunch is the Fossil Gen 3 Explorist Navy Leather Smartwatch, down from £248 to only £99.99.   

You can also get 60 percent off a De'Longhi coffee machine. The De'Longhi bean to cup machine was listed at £829.99, but is now available for only £331.20. That's a massive £498 saving. Other products on offer include a Canon camcorder, an LG 4K TV, and a Sony portable speaker.  Read more...

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There's a frightening deepfake of Zuckerberg on Instagram. Your move, Facebook

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 07:27 AM PDT


In late May, when a fake viral video in which congresswoman Nancy Pelosi appeared to be drunk was posted on Facebook, the company said it would not remove it. And Facebook Public Policy Director Neil Potts later said that the company would not remove such a video even if it featured the company's co-founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. 

Well, that claim has just been put to the test.

As reported by Motherboard on Tuesday, artists Bill Posters and Daniel Howe posted a fake video on Instagram (which is owned by Facebook), featuring Mark Zuckerberg talking about "stolen data" and "controlling the future." Read more...

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Trump liked a tweet about Rihanna's work-life balance

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 07:26 AM PDT


Despite posting constantly while he eats McDonald's or whatever, Donald Trump has not liked a lot of tweets during his tenure on Twitter. According to his "likes" page, he has liked only eight — and only four of them are public. 

The latest tweet to receive this cursed distinction? A tweet about Rihanna's work-life balance.

A delightful conversation between Sarah Paulson and Rihanna for Interview magazine came out Monday, and it naturally made the rounds on Twitter. Among the topics the two discussed — which included karaoke and Ocean's 8 — was work-life balance, which Rihanna said she's only learned to embrace recently.  Read more...

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Coinbase's crypto debit card arrives in 6 more countries

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 07:24 AM PDT


In April, cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase launched a Visa debit card in the UK, allowing users to spend cryptocurrency online, as well as in retail stores all over the world. 

Now, the company announced the card's availability in six more European countries: Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Ireland, and the Netherlands.

Just like the UK version, the card lets you spend cryptocurrencies in your Coinbase account — Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and all other cryptocurrencies present on Coinbase are supported — at any place that accepts Visa cards.  Read more...

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Elon Musk says Tesla pickup will look like it 'came out of a sci-fi movie'

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 06:56 AM PDT


Tesla had its yearly shareholder meeting on Tuesday and Elon Musk had a lot to say.

He talked about media coverage of the company (he wasn't too happy about it), the possibility of Tesla getting into the mining business (not boring, mining) to get rare materials needed for batteries, and had a few words about horses (Tesla's upcoming pickup truck will be able to haul a horse, in case you wondered). 

Here's a breakdown of what he revealed at the meeting. 

The trucks are coming

Elon Musk says Tesla pickup will look like it 'came out of a sci-fi movie'

Image: Tesla/Youtube

Musk finally gave an update on when we can expect the Tesla pickup truck (amusingly called the "Cyberpunk Truck" in his presentation) and Tesla Semi truck. According to Musk, Tesla hopes to unveil the pickup this summer, whereas the Semi should arrive by the end of 2020. Also, the upcoming Model Y should be produced at volume sometime in the fall of 2020, but the company will try to bring it to market even faster if possible.  Read more...

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Hayley Kiyoko on connecting artistry and identity

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 06:00 AM PDT


Every day of Pride Month, Mashable will be sharing illuminating conversations with members of the LGBTQ community who are making history right now.

Her fans have dubbed her the "Lesbian Jesus." NME magazine hailed her as "the source of the Sapphic Second Coming." Her iconic status turned the #20GAYTEEN hashtag (which she created to celebrate LGBTQ pride in 2018) into a viral movement. It's easy to feel Hayley Kiyoko's impact — but how did she get here?

Even before reaching this level of fame, Kiyoko has had an impulse for creative pursuits. As a way to support her musical career in her early twenties, she took up various acting roles, appearing in Disney Channel's Lemonade Mouth and Wizard's of Waverly Place, as well as on the short-lived television series CSI: Cyber.  Read more...

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The best tech of 2019 (so far)

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 05:00 AM PDT


Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work.

We're only halfway through 2019 and we've already seen a crazy number of cool, innovative tech releases. 

From camera-packed Android phones to long-lasting wireless earbuds to immersive wireless VR, there's been no shortage of impressive gadgets to drool over. Once again, we awarded the very best with our Mashable Choice seal of approval.

There's a lot more exciting tech on the horizon, but for now, these are the 10 best products of the year. Read more...

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Boomerang nude GIFs are the latest sexting trend

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 04:30 AM PDT


Last week, while I was brushing my teeth before bed, my phone flashed up with a voice note sent by a close friend. "Rachel!" my friend yelled down the phone with some urgency. "The days of the dick pic are gone. I can't tell you how many dick GIFs I'm getting."

The next day, I launched an investigation into whether or not people are *actually* sending "dick GIFs". What I discovered was this: people are sending Boomeranged solicited nudes to one another. 

And it's not just dick pics. It's also butt GIFs, boob GIFs, and a veritable buffet of moving nudity. According to the people I've spoken to, a nude Boomerang offers something that a pic does not: a flirty bit of movement.  Read more...

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Save £20 on an AncestryDNA test kit in the Father’s Day Sale

Posted: 06 Jun 2019 06:48 AM PDT


Father's Day is fast approaching, and you really should get your dad something special. That means steering clear of the same cliché gifts you normally buy, and giving your dad something he'll actually want.

We know your dad seems really grateful when you get him a novelty T-shirt or another mug, but it's not what he really wants. He probably already has a "best dad" mug, and he definitely doesn't need any more Star Wars clothing. How about thinking outside the box this year, and getting your dad a DNA test kit?

AncestryDNA has cut the price of its test kit by 25 percent for Father's Day. You can now pick up a kit for just £59 plus tax and shipping. This deal expires at midnight on June 12, so you'll have to act fast to secure this price. Read more...

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James Corden tries to find a Tinder date for his producer, gets some home truths in the process

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 03:05 AM PDT


James Corden got a little more than he bargained for when he decided to lend a helping hand in the love life of his field producer Kirby.

"Do you find it's hard to find people to date here in LA?" Corden asked Kirby. She responded with a firm "yes".

And when asked what the biggest challenge was, Kirby replied: "probably 'cause I work really long hours."

"....But it's awesome," she caveated after seeing the look of mortification on Corden's face. 

"I hear what you're saying," Corden replied.

"I wouldn't change it!" Kirby added. 

Awks.

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This supercut of 'Star Trek' star Jonathan Frakes asking questions has gone gloriously viral

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 02:38 AM PDT


In the world of Twitter, pretty much anything can go viral.

It doesn't necessarily have to be incredibly shocking, or funny, or uplifting. Sometimes it's the most random things that do the best.

Here to illustrate that point is Twitter user Zane Golia's supercut of Star Trek star Jonathan Frakes asking rhetorical questions.

Those clips are taken from Frakes' late '90s series Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction — an exploration of the supernatural which has gained something of a cult following.

As the following YouTube video with a cool half million views suggests, it's also very popular supercut material. Read more...

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Roomba, AirPods, "Legend of Zelda" preorder, and more deals for June 12

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 02:00 AM PDT


15-year-old you was probably so fed up with having to do chores during a gaming session. Make your middle school dreams come true with the refurbished Roomba 860, which is on sale for $320 less than if you bought it new.

Trust us, you're not going to want to be interrupted while playing Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. Yup, Nintendo remade it and it's already available for preorder. Ah, it seems like just yesterday that Breath of the Wild came out. (Haven't played that yet? It's $10 off at Amazon.)

If you haven't checked out the Amazon's summer Sony sale yet, you really should. A ton of best-selling devices are on sale including the DualShock 4 Wireless Controller, Sony Alpha a7IIK Mirrorless Digital Camera, and the beloved Sony WH1000XM3 Noise-Canceling Bluetooth Headphones. Read more...

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Huawei cancels laptop launch because of U.S. ban

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 02:00 AM PDT


Huawei has cancelled its planned launch of a new laptop due to a recently imposed U.S. ban that forbids the company from buying parts from U.S. companies without a special government approval. 

Huawei business consumer group CEO Richard Yu told CNBC that the company planned to launch a new MateBook product, but has now put those plans on hold — indefinitely. 

Yu called the situation "unfortunate." He could not provide a later date for the launch, saying it depends on how long Huawei will be blacklisted by the U.S.. If Huawei stays on the U.S. "entity list" for a long time, the new MateBook might be scrapped altogether, he said.  Read more...

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Take online guitar lessons from an expert for less than $10

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 02:00 AM PDT


TL;DR: This beginner-friendly online guitar class taught by "Guitar Sage" Erich Andreas is on sale for a mere $9.99.

Attention all aspiring guitar players: Many hours spent jamming to "Barracuda" on Rock Band 3 does not a professional musician make. 

That's not to say expensive, in-person classes are your only option when it comes to mastering the ol' six string, though. With the Complete Guitar System from Udemy, you can take a series of expert-taught guitar lessons at home right on your personal computer for less than $10.

Led by self-proclaimed "Guitar Sage" Erich Andreas — you might know him from his popular YouTube channel — this education is geared toward both total beginners and more experienced guitarists who wan to brush up on their skills. It spans nearly 35 hours of step-by-step video content, covering finger-picking, licks, chord transitions, and a variety of other technical topics along the way, and includes 156 downloadable resources you can refer to at any time — even outside of your lessons. Read more...

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Save 10% on the ultimate gimbal for your GoPro

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 02:00 AM PDT


TL;DR: Banish blurry photos for good with the Slick Smart Stabilizer Gimbal, on sale for $269 in the Mashable Shop.

In this "pics or it didn't happen" world, taking photos and recording footage of your memories is a must. Then again, there's no point in doing all that if the results are fuzzy and not worth sharing.

You don't want to take a trip back memory lane only to discover that your shots are shaky and blurry, do you?

The Slick Smart Stabilizer Gimbal is a contraption specifically designed to keep your GoPro safe and secure while you pirouette, skydive, kayak, or engage in any high-octane stunts, and it's on sale in our shop for 10% off. Read more...

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Last-minute Father's Day gifts: 40 great gifts for your dad

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 02:00 AM PDT


Father’s Day is just a few short days away, and you still haven’t gotten a gift yet? It happens to the best of us. 

Now, the pressure is on. Are you the worst child ever? Maybe. But don't panic.

We’re here to save you from disappointing dad on his big day. Here, we’ve gathered up some of the best last-minute gift grabs for Father’s Day. Oh, and here’s a tip: Sign up for Amazon Prime as soon as possible so you can get faster shipping.

And it’s all good if a Prime subscription is a bit out of your budget range — as long as you have a gift on the way, you can still make dad’s day with the promise of its forthcoming arrival. (If you need something a little lighter on your wallet, check out these cheaper gifts. Also, take a look at these more unique options for additional gift inspiration.)   Read more...

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Learn C, C++, and C# with this set of coding courses that's $39

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 02:00 AM PDT


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Astronomers find something lurking under the moon, but 'Destiny' fans know what's up

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 01:03 AM PDT


Something big is lurking under the moon's deepest crater, and fans of video game Destiny can't stop talking about it.

An anomaly, which astronomers believe to be metal, is hiding under the South Pole-Aitken basin, and could be lodged as deep as far as 300 kilometres (186 miles) under the surface. The study was published in Geophysical Research Letters.

"Imagine taking a pile of metal five times larger than the Big Island of Hawaii and burying it underground. That’s roughly how much unexpected mass we detected," the study's lead author, Peter B. James, said in a statement.

The Twitter account for video game series Destiny, had something to say about the mystery which was lurking below. Read more...

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