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TP-Link has been quietly assembling an impressive coterie of smart home gadgets for awhile now, but their Philips Hue competitor might be their most impressive gadget yet.Read more...

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If you own multiple Apple devices, you’ve probably signed into all of them with your Apple ID. You’ve also probably noticed that when you get a Facetime call your computer rings, or when you get an iMessage your iPad beeps. For most of us, this is a small annoyance worth fixing. For others, it’s a potential privacy…Read more...

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It’s been a rough news week, and it’s only Wednesday. Fortunately, though, today’s raging controversy is about tea. Is it okay to microwave it? Is it better to microwave it? Australian research says yes, while tea aficionados worldwide recoil in horror.Read more...

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After some charged debate in this week’s nomination round, three models surged past the competition in our hunt for the best home theater surge protector. Check out the finalists below, and don’t forget to vote at the bottom of the post.Read more...

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There’s never an Allen wrench around when you need one, which is why they come with nearly every Ikea item. But years down the line, when you need to disassemble that TÄRENDÖ or even tighten a few bolts, it’s disappeared again.Read more...

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When I moved out from the apartment I shared with my husband, two dogs, and a cat, it hurt real bad, but it hurt in a way that I fully expected. There was nothing surprising about the feelings that accompanied the dissolution of a ten-year relationship; I was devastated, but it would be weird if I hadn’t been. Entire…Read more...

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Roku is pushing out a new software update that will add some an oddball new service where your Roku can monitor what you watch on cable or antenna, then recommend streaming shows for you.Read more...

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Deadspin The NBA Wouldn’t Let Tony Romo Play | Jezebel Uhh, Jackie Kennedy Onassis Had the Hots For Alec Baldwin and Tried To Date Him in the 90s? | Fusion United CEO Says Upon Reflection, the Horrifying Assault That Occurred on His Plane Made Him Feel Bad | The Root 87-Year-Old Woman Sees ‘Slave Cabin’ in Which She…Read more...

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Anker’s PowerCore battery packs are your favorite portable chargers, and it’s not even close. And today, two of the most popular models are $4-$5 less than usual. These don’t include Quick Charge or USB-C like some newer models, but they’re compact workhorses that will reliably keep your devices powered on for days at…Read more...

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Next week is National Park Week, which means free entry for you to national parks for the next two weekends. If you have a national park near you, here’s what you can do to get the most out of your free visit.Read more...

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Humble’s Intergalactic Bundle, Nordstrom Rack’s Clear the Rack sale, and Anker PowerCore battery packs lead off Wednesday’s best deals.Read more...

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Can you really make dyes in all colors of the rainbow with vegetable scraps and other earthy organic things? Tons of Pinterest posts claim that you can. We wanted to be sure. So we tested some of the recipes and found that some work beautifully, while others just give you different shades of brown.Read more...

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Go to your nearest home goods store, and you’ll find dozens of airtight containers to keep food and coffee fresh. But the Friis coffe vault takes things one step further with a valve and filter that lets your roast beans vent off CO2 without opening the lid, which keeps them fresher for longer.Read more...

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Last year, the Department of Education and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released some guidelines to protect student loan borrowers. Yesterday, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sent a letter (PDF) to the Federal Student Aid office withdrawing some of those guidelines.Read more...

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Digit has been an awesome tool for finding extra money in your budget and automatically saving that money. However, they recently decided to start charging customers a monthly subscription fee of $2.99. If the irony of paying money to save money is too much for you, here’s how to move on.Read more...

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Jezebel Interview With a Man Who Has a Tramp Stamp That Says ‘Executive Producer DICK WOLF’ | Gizmodo Why Are You Still Using Microsoft Word? | Fusion Newspaper Decides It’s About Time We Started Demonizing the United Airlines Assault Victim | The Root In Case You Forgot About Police Brutality, Here’s Video of a White…Read more...

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If you hosted a Passover Seder last night, you may have found yourself with a few sheets of leftover matzo this morning. Though the unleavened bread is a bit bland, that lack of prominent flavor is exactly what makes it the perfect foundation on which to build a snack-y masterpiece.Read more...

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A while back we detailed how to make your own Amazon Echo device using a Raspberry Pi, but if anything went wrong with it, you’d have to manually reboot the whole thing. It was a pain in the butt. Now, there’s an easier way to make your own Echo.Read more...

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Umbra’s Aquala Bath Caddy has a ventilated soap dish, wine glass holder, book rack, and accessory hooks. Oh, and plenty of space for your laptop.Read more...

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Microsoft is doing their best to drum up excitement for the relatively mundane experience of updating Windows. Today’s release—the Creators Update—is a little more fun than the usual system tweaks, though. Is it worth its cheerful name? Maybe, if you’re a fan of MS Paint.Read more...

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The theory that close friends have their periods at the same time is over 40 years old now, but there has never been much evidence to support it. The people behind the period tracker Clue checked their own data recently and came up with another nail in the coffin: zero evidence that closeness makes people bleed in…Read more...

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The first time I ever ate mushrooms I did just about everything wrong. I ate mine about two or three hours after everyone else. It was dark. We watched Full Metal Jacket.Read more...

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If there’s one common thread amongst some of the best college commencement speeches out there, it’s failure. College, it turns out, is easy compared to the rest of life, and to prepare you for that, everyone from Denzel Washington to JK Rowling have dedicated their time in front of graduates to help us all remember…Read more...

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As a work-from-anywhere writer, I’m always on the hunt for cool new coffee shops and work-friendly spaces to schlep my laptop to. If I head somewhere new, though, I’m always plagued by the same questions: are there outlets? Is the Wi-Fi reliable and is it free? Is there food or just old, crusty bear claws?Read more...

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Anker’s new battery case for the iPhone 6, 6s, and 7 does things a little differently than you might expect, but it could be the best option for iPhone owners who want a battery case for certain situations, but might not use it every day.Read more...

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