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The best Anker Black Friday deal on charging accessories and more

It’s Black Friday week, which means all the best accessories for you, your friends, and your family are on sale. You can follow our broader Black Friday deal coverage here, but if you’ve been on the hunt for a new charger, power bank, or USB media hub specifically, take advantage of the Black Friday discounts and deals from Anker. A reliable name in portable power that knows you want to “charge fast, live more,” Anker has sale prices up to 35-percent…

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The best Black Friday subscription services deals you’ll find in 2021

If you’re having a hard time picking out a present for the person with everything, try a gift subscription. Whether you’re encouraging them to meditate, encrypt their data, or just chill out with some vino, these services will keep the spirit of generosity going long after the holiday lights have dimmed. Here are some of our favorites. Winc (4 bottles for $24.95) Encourage a loved one to hone their palate at home. This subscription from Winc lets future oenophiles customize…

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Black Friday Instant Pot deals to help kick your delivery habit

Swipe through recipes on social media platforms like Tik Tok or Instagram and you’ll encounter a ton of Instant Pot pressure cookers and air fryers. These plug-and-play cooking gadgets make preparing food super simple—many of them can handle a variety of cooking tasks all on their own.  This weekend, Amazon is blowing out a ton of Instant Pots and Instant air fryers that deserve a place in your kitchen. So, grab some ground beef for chili and a big bag…

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Black Friday gaming deals for PS5, PC, Xbox Series X, and Switch

Ring the alarm! Today’s Black Friday! There have already been deals across the web with huge discounts on all kinds of video gaming-related stuff, from new(ish) games, to controllers and headsets, to gaming PCs and monitors. There are so many, in fact, that we now need to comb through them and figure out which ones are actually worth buying. Remember: A big sale and a good deal aren’t always the same thing. A crappy controller that’s 90 percent off is…

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Target Black Friday deals: Electronics and everything for your home

The Turkey is ready for leftovers and we’re ready for deals. Black Friday’s best deals have landed and you don’t have to leave your house to get them. This year, Target has a variety of electronics deals, but the discounts span a variety of different product categories. If you need stuff for your home, tools, or pretty much anything else, we’ll look for deals and dump them here. The best Target Black Friday deals for 2021 Amazon will be updating…

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Walmart Black Friday deals: Electronics, kitchen gadgets, tools, and more

You don’t have to head out into the world to do your Black Friday shopping this year. Walmart’s huge selection of Black Friday discounts are rolling out through the entire Thanksgiving weekend and we’ll be tracking the most desirable products and the biggest discounts all the way through Cyber Monday. Apple AirPods Pro $159 (Was $249) A few retailers have had the AirPods Pro for this super-low $159 price, but they keep selling out quickly. Walmart’s deal is live at…

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Fascinating science stories to help you survive holiday small talk

Whatever your feelings on the holiday season, it’s here and it ain’t stopping. If you’re not looking forward to the reliable traditions that may come with the celebrating, spice things up with some science news as a way to break the tedium. With these charming and compelling stories, you’ll impart new wisdom to those you see maybe once a year, making an impression and teaching them something while you’re at it.  Tell your aunt her turnips tasted better in the…

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You can now make your own stickers right in WhatsApp

Fellow WhatsApp users, rejoice—the green messaging app has answered our prayers and granted us the long-awaited gift of making our own stickers within the platform.  That means no more downloading sketchy add-filled apps, and no more “That would be a great reaction, but I can’t be bothered to make it right now.” Turning memes into stickers is now quick and easy—if you do it from the web.  Although this tool is currently only available in a browser, WhatsApp will soon…

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Pesticides leave a lasting mark on pollinating bees

Bees may need multiple generations to recover from the lingering impacts of pesticide exposure, according to a new study.  Scientists at the University of California, Davis tracked how blue orchard bees that encountered chemical-laced nectar and pollen as larvae or adults fared over two years. The researchers found that exposure early in life could impair reproduction, as could exposure during adulthood. However, the effects were especially dramatic in bees that faced a double whammy of pesticide exposure as youngsters and…

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You can now delete a photo from an Instagram carousel

One of Instagram’s newest features is one it probably should’ve had years ago: the ability to delete a photo or video from a post that includes several. So if you’re someone who’s fallen out of love with a picture (or a person) in one of your posts, but haven’t trashed it because you like the other images, now’s your chance to excise that malignant memory like a skilled social media surgeon. How to delete an image or video from an…

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You might not be ‘fully vaccinated’ soon

This time a year ago, Americans were anxiously waiting for a COVID-19 vaccine and figuring out how cold is too cold to eat outside at restaurants. Now, the US has three kinds of shots available, plus boosters, plus two antiviral pills on the way. Families are getting their five-year-old children immunized to make life a little bit safer and more normal. The pandemic isn’t over, but many people are in a much better position than they were a year ago,…

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There’s a second case of monkeypox in the US this year—but don’t freak out

An imported case of monkeypox has made its way to the US for the second time this year. A traveler who had just returned from a trip to Nigeria was diagnosed in Maryland and is now recovering in isolation.  Although monkeypox can be a potentially fatal illness—up to a tenth of monkeypox cases in humans are fatal, according to the World Health Organization—the Maryland Department of Health says the infected individual has mild symptoms. The agency also says that “no…