Archive for January, 2015

How to Watch Superbowl XLIX Online 

How to Watch Superbowl XLIX Online 

Superbowl XLIX is tomorrow. Cord-cutting SportsHeads need not fret: If you don't have a TV, it's pretty easy to watch it online this year. NBC is streaming it for free on its website, and even if you don't have cable, you'll be able to watch from within the U.S.

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Kate Knibbs

January 31st

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Read Roald Dahl’s Powerful Pro-Vaccination Letter (From 1988)

Read Roald Dahl's Powerful Pro-Vaccination Letter (From 1988)

Roald Dahl – author of such books as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, and Matilda – lost his eldest daughter, Olivia, to measles in 1962. Twenty-six years later, he penned a cogent and gut-wrenching plea to parents, urging them have their children vaccinated against the disease.

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Robbie Gonzalez

January 31st

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What’s the Weirdest Thing You’ve Ordered From the Internet? 

What's the Weirdest Thing You've Ordered From the Internet? 

You can buy almost anything online. There are lots of normal options, like shoes or groceries. But you can also order a ton of whacky shit, like a life-size statue of obese Arnold Schwarzenegger or a TaskRabbit to come stand motionless and unblinking in your kitchen while you dance around them to the music of Fleetwood Mac. Amazon will sell you a 55-gallon tub of lube!

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Kate Knibbs

January 31st

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Timex’s Popular “Weekender” Watches Are In Impulse Buy Range Today

Timex's Popular "Weekender" Watches Are In Impulse Buy Range Today

Timex's Weekender Watches are the most popular we've ever listed in our Commerce segments. They're extremely versatile and come in a variety of colors, and today they're marked down to the $30 range, plus an additional 30% off with code WEEKEND30. [Amazon]

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Shane Roberts, Commerce Team

January 31st

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Google Earth Pro Is Now Available for Free

Google Earth Pro Is Now Available for Free

Google Earth Pro, the premium version of Google's popular Google Earth service, is now free. Google sliced the price from $400 a year, so this is a pretty solid deal. If you like to make 3D measurements or create HD videos of virtual trips around the world, I'd jump on this. You can download the software key directly from Google and start an online global journey.

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Kate Knibbs

January 31st

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A Friendly Reminder: Bitcoin Is Not Anonymous 

A Friendly Reminder: Bitcoin Is Not Anonymous 

Hello my cryptocurrency-lovin' friends. I just want to have a casual chat, but not that casual, because I'm worried about some of you. Some of you who may be operating under the assumption that Bitcoin is anonymous. It is not.

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Kate Knibbs

January 31st

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Apple Stores to be outfitted with safes to house gold Apple Watches

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Like a traditional jewelry store, Apple will outfit its official retail stores with safes to house the more expensive, gold “Edition” variants of the upcoming Apple Watch, according to sources. The safes will likely be used to carry both to-be-sold inventory as well as to store demo units from the show floor overnight. The custom-designed safes will be outfitted with Apple Watch MagSafe chargers in order to keep the demo units charged up and ready to go for the next day of business. Apple has already begun installing the safes in some stores ahead of the Apple Watch’s expected release April…

Earlier this week, 9to5‘s Jeremy Horwitz explained that the Apple Watch Edition will likely have a special sales process, due to its high price, that differentiates it from the less-expensive stainless steel and aluminum models. Sources also say that Apple is getting ready to re-organize Apple Store shelving areas to make room for Apple Watch display tables. Apple is also working on ways to demonstrate the Apple Watch to customers. It is likely that prospective buyers will be able to try on Apple Watches inside of the store and play around with different band material and color options.

While the aluminum and glass Apple Watch Sport will start at $349, earlier reports have claimed that the Apple Watch Edition will be priced in the range of thousands of dollars. With that high price tag, combined with materials such as gold, it is important for Apple to take a page out of jewelry store mechanics and ensure that Apple Watches are safely housed prior to sale. In mid-February, Apple will begin sending a pair of Apple Store employees from many of its stores to training sessions in both Cupertino, California and Austin, Texas to learn about the Apple Watch’s functionality.

Apple Stores will also begin moving over to brand new shirts for employees on February 2nd. The new look is more elegant with collars, which matches up nicely with the fashion appeal and pricing of Apple’s upcoming watches.


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Mark Gurman

January 31st

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The PERI Duo Battery Case Does Double Duty As A Wi-Fi Speaker

PERI Duo The PERI Duo is an iPhone battery case for the frequent entertainer — those who go out with friends and find that they’re the one stuck hooking their phone up to a speaker and doing some impromptu DJing. Read More

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Kyle Russell

January 31st

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Snapchat’s First Webseries Is Exactly as Terrible as You’d Expect 

Snapchat's First Webseries Is Exactly as Terrible as You'd Expect 

Snapchat has unleashed its first ephemeral scripted webseries, Literally Can't Even. The first five-minute episode, "Sip & Surf Party XXX," is available today on the Snap Channel in the app's new Discover platform.

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Kate Knibbs

January 31st

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Magic Leap Ripped Off Those Awesome UI Concepts

Magic Leap Ripped Off Those Awesome UI Concepts

Magic Leap is secretly building a headset that could blend computer graphics with the real world . Recently, we lucked into a treasure trove of illustrations from Magic Leap about what that future might hold. There's just one problem: Magic Leap didn't actually create all those awesome UI concepts. It copied them.

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Sean Hollister

January 31st

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