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MacBook Pro, Apple Watch, Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Instant Pot, KitchenAid, and more on sale for Dec. 13

Save on kitchen gear and laptops.Image: amazon/walmart/best buy/macy’s/mashable photo composite With the weekend almost here, we’ve rounded up the best deals on kitchen gear, laptops, and Amazon devices so you can get the most out of your days off. We also found great deals on online courses from Udemy starting at $10.99 if part of your New Year’s resolution is to learn a new skill. If you’re looking for a last-minute gift, then look no further. Here are the best deals from Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Macy’s, and more for…

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Apple patent filing has us excited about the new AirPods design

Apple is expanding in the U.S. in a big way.Image: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Apple is planning a major expansion of its operations across the U.S., including a $1 billion investment in a new campus in Austin, Texas, the company announced Thursday.  The plan also includes establishing new sites in Seattle, San Diego, Culver City, as well as expanding in cities including Pittsburgh, New York and Boulder, Colorado over the next three years. Apple plans to create 20,000 new jobs in the U.S. by 2023. Image: Apple The new campus, located…

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This smart motorcycle helmet features a futuristic AR display Future Blink

Image: David Ryder/Getty Images We’re still getting used to the idea of a store where there’s no checkout, but Amazon isn’t standing still. It’s just launched a new, much more compact version of its cashierless Go stores. Jeff Bezos is more than happy to dive into a new market and start disrupting it, but Amazon’s success is due to how the company keeps relentlessly pushing an idea in new directions. That’s why we don’t just have one type of Go store anymore. SEE ALSO: Apple’s coolest keyboard trick became even…

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Amazon Go is going small with tiny, cashier-free stores

Seattle (CNN Business)Over the past year, Amazon has opened seven of its Amazon Go stores to the public, ditching checkout lines for AI that tracks what customers want to buy. Now, the retailer is taking its cashier-free shops in a new, smaller direction. Unlike other Amazon Go stores — seven are open and two others are under construction — this one is not available to the general public. Only Amazon employees and guests can visit the store. The retailer took the same approach with its first Amazon Go store, which…

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Travelled 300 Million Miles, Took This Pic

NASA/JPL-Caltech The Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC), located on the robotic arm of NASA’s InSight lander, took this picture of the Martian surface on Nov. 26, 2018, the same day the spacecraft touched down on the Red Planet. The camera’s transparent dust cover is still on in this image, to prevent particulates kicked up during landing from settling on the camera’s lens. This image was relayed from InSight to Earth via NASA’s Odyssey spacecraft, currently orbiting Mars. InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is a…

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Furbo dog camera in action

There's more than meets the eye with this dog camera.Image: ZLATA IVLEVA/MASHABLE Furbo Dog Camera $249.99 The Good Easy to use • Made of durable plastic • Bamboo lid tightly secures treats • Launching treats is fun! We’ve all been there before: You’re about to leave for work, and the family dog follows you to the door, watching through the window as you enter your car and leave. But what if you could keep a watchful eye on your dog the entire day — even from your office? The Furbo…

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Adorable parade of Santa penguins is the best gift you’ll get this holiday

Yes, this photo was taken during the 2018 SantaCon.Image: Peter Dench / getty It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  That’s right, cities around the globe are celebrating that most modern of holidays on Saturday: SantaCon. The annual gathering of revelers dressed as Santa Claus may have originated in San Francisco as a radical act of anti-consumerist mischief, but it has since morphed into a worldwide day of debauchery and excess that feels just about right for our sinking-ship hellscape of a reality.  Thankfully for us, it’s a well-documented…

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Amazon’s cashier-less shopping tech is being tested on a larger store

Larger Amazon Go-powered stores are being tested.Image: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images Amazon’s cashier-less shopping tech could come to a full supermarket. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, the tech giant is experimenting with its Amazon Go technology at a larger store. SEE ALSO: What it’s like to shop at Amazon Go At the company’s seven Amazon Go stores in Seattle, Chicago, and San Francisco, shoppers scan in with their mobile devices, then pick their product and walk out.  The technology uses a mix of computer vision, sensor fusion and deep…

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How these young trailblazers are making lasting change in their communities

Back in March, T-Mobile and their partner Ashoka set out on a nationwide search with one mission in mind: find and support trailblazing young adults who are thinking outside the box to enact lasting change in their communities. Fast-forward six months and over 330 submissions, and a handful of unbelievable changemakers have been chosen as the winners of this year’s T-Mobile Changemaker Challenge.  Each of the 6 selected Changemaker teams have exceeded expectations and created organizations that will not only make a difference in their own communities, but also have…

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A Real Time 4K Journey Around Earth from Orbit

“Orbit” is a real-time reconstruction of time-lapse photography taken on board the International Space Station by NASA’s Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit. The structure of the film is built around the world of Phaeleh’s last three albums: Lost Time, Illusion of the Tale, and Somnus. According to the creator, Seán Doran, the tone and pacing of each track influenced the choice of material used. Typically each time-lapse sequence was photographed at 1 frame per second. Each sequence was processed in Photoshop. A dirtmap was made in order to repair…

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Get a full year of Hulu for just 99 cents per month

All this could be yours.Image: hulu It may be getting cold, but Hulu is coming in HOT this weekend with their best offer ever— a full year of streaming for just $0.99 per month.  I never thought I needed a nod for my sedentary winter lifestyle, but this definitely feels like one and I’m not hating it.  For literal pocket change, you’ll be able to watch thousands of TV shows and movies, including full seasons of exclusive series like Hulu originals The Handmaid’s Tale and Difficult People, plus full seasons…

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How women entrepreneurs are advancing woman’s health

Messages in chalk in Isla Vista, California, after a student murdered six people. He was praised by the "incel" community.Image: Michael Nelson/Epa/REX/Shutterstock Incels.me, the toxic misogynistic community of self-proclaimed involuntary celibates, is no more — at least at that web address. On Tuesday, the .ME registry, which controls the entire .ME domain database, published a post explaining that they — and not a domain registrar like GoDaddy — had suspended the domain. The registry says the domain was suspended over anti-abuse policy infractions based on the promotion of acts of…

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Alibaba Singles Day sales hit over $1 billion in 85 seconds

Hong Kong (CNN Business)The biggest shopping day on the planet has started with a bang. “It is possible that there will be a slowdown in growth for Singles Day sales, given that they have had exponential growth in the past,” Xiaofeng Wang, an analyst with research firm Forrester, said ahead of the event. “As the festival matures and becomes more established, we can expect the growth rate to slow down.” Singles Day is an informal holiday in China celebrating people not in relationships. Its date — November 11, or 11/11—…

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Gab is back online thanks to a Seattle domain company

The social media platform where the Pittsburgh synagogue shooter found a home for his anti-semitic beliefs came back online Sunday.Image: Esther Wayne/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The “free speech” platform where the Pittsburgh shooter felt comfortable enough to share his intention to murder Jews came back online Sunday night. And it’s already filled back up with anti-semitism. After the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, in which a man named Robert Bowers murdered 11 people for being Jewish during Shabbat services, GoDaddy ended its domain registrar services for the social platform Gab.  SEE…

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