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Echo Dot Kids Edition is on sale for 50% off

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Amazon’s popular smart speaker has gotten a kid-friendly makeover.Image: Amazon By Haley HenschelMashable Deals2019-05-13 16:20:14 UTC Alexa, why should adults get to hog all the fun when it comes to smart speakers? Meet the Echo Dot Kids Edition, a virtual assistant that’s designed for younger ears. You might have seen it featured on Mashable earlier this spring, but since it’s on sale for 50% off once again — its lowest price ever —…

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Interesting Thing of the Day

Hark back with me to a time, long ago, when human beings outnumbered GPS receivers. I know, it’s weird to think about, right? But at this moment I have a GPS receiver built into my smartphone and another built into my smartwatch, and at a rough tally, the total number of such devices in my house right now is eight. Once a specialized, expensive gadget for outdoorsy types with plenty of disposable income, they’re now so common we barely think about them. Every time you ask your car or your…

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Coffee Brand Loyalty Programs : Tims Rewards

The Tim Hortons Tims Rewards Program will launch in the US The Tim Hortons Tims Rewards is set to offer patrons in the US a way to be rewarded for their purchases to keep them happy and coming back often. The loyalty program works by providing participants with a hot brewed coffee or tea or a baked good (except Tibits and bagels) after every seventh purchase they make of 50 cents or more. Those looking to get started with the rewards program can simply visit a participating location in the…

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18 Pictures of Monstrous Contrasts between Worlds by Turkish photographer Uğur Gallen

These 18 pictures are extremely powerful and show the immense and monstrous differences between our worlds. It shows we live in parallel worlds and sometimes we need to look behind the curtains of our lives and see what other people have got. You know, when you’re sad because you cannot make more money or you don’t have the latest smartphone, remember there are children who do not know if they’ll drink water that day. Turkish photographer Ugur Gallen managed to open our eyes, if only for a few minutes, hours…

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Take Control of Backing Up Your Mac

This week we’re instituting a new feature: our Book of the Week. Because the people behind Interesting Thing of the Day also run Take Control Books, many of the featured titles will be from our collection of tech books for nontechnical people, and of those, a fair percentage were written by our own Joe Kissell. To make the books even more attractive, we’re offering a 30% discount on all Take Control books to Interesting Thing of the Day readers (after you click one of the links in this post, the…

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Xiaomi Mijia Smart Shoes review – Mi Men Sports Shoes 2, now in India for Rs. 2,499

This is another review of smart shoes it’s the Xiaomi Mijia Smart Shoes review. This is a good quality shoe that comes with a tracking chip that you need to place inside. The Mi Men Sports Shoes 2 is now available in India for Rs. 2,499 here is the link http://bit.ly/ MiCrowdfunding Where to buy? You can buy this from GearBest website, make sure to select Priority line shipping option. Buy link – https://goo.gl/PFjQam Here is a coupon code for the shoe: Alibuymishoe With the coupon, its price will drop…

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Lawsuit says smartphones are too expensive because of Qualcomm

Premium phone, premium price.Image: lili sams/mashable By Rachel Kraus2019-01-12 20:14:21 UTC It’s no secret that premium smartphones are selling for fatter and fatter stacks of cash these days. Now, the government is saying that’s a problem — but not for the reason you might think. The Federal Trade Commission brought an antitrust suit against chip-maker Qualcomm in 2017, and it’s just now playing out in court. Per CNET, the suit alleges that Qualcomm took advantage of a non-competitive marketplace to overcharge Apple and other smartphone makers for use of its…

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The Steadicam | Interesting Thing of the Day

When it comes to recording video, elements like composition, lighting, audio recording, judicious use of camera angles, panning, zooming, and so on all require practice and a certain degree of artistic sensibility; these do not come in the box with your smartphone, DSLR, or camcorder. And although virtually every modern video recording device for consumers has a built-in mechanism to compensate for the jitter caused by small hand movements, long handheld shots—especially those taken while walking, as is natural for camcorder users—typically include a fair amount of bounce and sway,………

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The Steadicam | Interesting Thing of the Day

When it comes to recording video, elements like composition, lighting, audio recording, judicious use of camera angles, panning, zooming, and so on all require practice and a certain degree of artistic sensibility; these do not come in the box with your smartphone, DSLR, or camcorder. And although virtually every modern video recording device for consumers has a built-in mechanism to compensate for the jitter caused by small hand movements, long handheld shots—especially those taken while walking, as is natural for camcorder users—typically include a fair amount of bounce and sway,……

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These 10 Travel Gadgets Will Revolutionize Your Vacation

Traveling and vacationing can be one of life’s greatest pleasures. It is a time to relax, a time to explore new cultures and new exotic places. A great vacation takes you away from all the stresses and concerns of your life. But, at the same time, travel can be a massively stressful activity. Even packing can be difficult. I remember the last time I went on vacation, in the hotel I realized I had forgotten to pack many important items, items that would have saved me a lot of trouble.…

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