A Brief Guide to Medieval Swords [Infographic]

An informative infographic about the history of medieval swords by graphic designer Yuexin Huo. Be sure to click on the picture to get a larger version!

A Brief Guide to Medieval Swords

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[Source: Yuexin Huo]

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Amazon Prime Day Has Started: Better DEALS Than BLACK FRIDAY! (Updated)

Amazon Prime Day has now officially started, geeks! Most of the deals you’ll see below are only available to Amazon Prime members, and if you want to take advantage of them, you can get a free 30-day trial to the service right here.

Here’s some of our favorite deals so far:

Save BIG on Party Games for Adults (Cards Against Humanity, Exploding Kitends, Unstable Unicorns, and MORE!

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter for Hiking, Camping, Travel, and Emergency Preparedness$24.95 $9.99

Contigo AUTOSEAL West Loop Stainless Steel Travel Mug$24.32 $11.19

Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth speaker$99.00 $69.00

Ticwatch E most comfortable Smartwatch-Shadow,1.4 inch OLED Display, Android Wear 2.0,Compatible with iOS and Android, Google Assistant$159.99 $108.79

SanDisk 128 GB micro SD Memory Card$79.99 $23.88

Up to 70% off Samsonite Luggage Spinner Sets

Amazon Echo Devices:

Echo Dot (2nd Gen) Smart speaker with Alexa$49.99 $29.99 (Save more if you buy 2!)
Echo (2nd Generation) – Smart speaker with Alexa$99.99 $69.99 (Save more if you buy 2!)
Echo Plus with built-in Hub – Black + FREE Philips Hue Bulb included$164.98 $99.99
Amazon Echo Show (Echo With a Screen)$229.99 $129.99 (Save more if you buy 2!)
Save Up to 50% on Echo Smart Home Bundles

Amazon Fire Tablets:

Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa, 7″ Display, 8 GB, Black – with Special Offers$49.99 $29.99
Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa, 8″ HD Display, 16 GB, Black with Special Offers$79.99 $49.99
Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa Hands-Free, 10.1″ 1080p Full HD Display, 32 GB, Black – with Special Offers$149.99 $99.99

Streaming Media Players

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote Streaming Media Player$39.99 $19.99
Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa Voice Remote Streaming Media Player$69.99 $34.99
Fire TV Cube Hands-Free with Alexa and 4K Ultra HD Streaming Media Player$119.99 $89.99

Kindle eReaders:

Kindle E-reader – Black, 6″ Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi, Built-In Audible – Includes Special Offers$79.99 $49.99
Kindle Paperwhite E-reader – Black, 6″ High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi – Includes Special Offers$119.99 $79.99

Other Deals:

Toshiba 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV with HDR – Fire TV Edition$399.99 $289.99

Blink Indoor Home Security Camera System with Motion Detection, HD Video, 2-Year Battery Life and Cloud Storage Included – 1 Camera Kit$99.00 $69.00

Save 80% on Dash Buttons – $0.99 (Get Back $4.99 When First Used)

[Amazon Prime Day Deals]

Instagram Confusion Reveals Home Truths

Users of Instagram’s new “ask a question” feature have been surprised to discover it’s not quite as anonymous as they thought, leading to some embarrassing situations.

The feature, which openly invites users to ask a question (rather than just having them type it as a comment) is the latest attempt to keep existing users active on the site. It’s clearly based on the likes of Formspring where the questioning was the central point of the service.

Both Formspring and Ask.fm made the questioning anonymous, something that was great for liberating nervous questioners, but also inherently flawed in a world where cyberbullying exists.

The way Instagram described its new feature led some users to believe it was anonymous. That’s because, as the Guardian notes, it told users that “if their question is shared, their username won’t be displayed.”

That is indeed the case when it comes to the recipient of the question deciding to answer it publicly. However, when the recipient first sees the question they will see exactly who it came from.

While there’s no way of knowing what’s true, plenty of social media users are now sharing stories of having used the feature to let off steam or tell some home truths. Of course, that’s just the stuff people are willing to admit to – no doubt for every person whose secret crush has been revealed, another’s true character have been exposed in spectacular fashion.

Quantum Limit [Comic] (Minor Ant-Man 2 Spoiler Alert)

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UNCHARTED: A Live Action Fan Film Featuring Nathan Fillion [Video]

For this Uncharted fan film, Nathan Fillion worked in partnership with director Allan Ungar and a few of his buddies. The movie, simply titled “Uncharted” features Nathan Drake doing what he does best: Getting caught stealing antiquities and making fun of villains. Allan Ungar even allows a few “game worthy” camera shots when a short but entertaining gun scene comes up. A must-watch for today.

[Allan Ungar]

Stranger Things 3 Gets a Mall Commercial as a Teaser [Video]

The first teaser for the third season of Stranger Things is out, and it’s a full on 80s mall commercial!

Coming to Hawkins in the Summer of 1985…the Starcourt Mall! Starcourt Mall will be one of the finest shopping facilities in America and beyond with options for the entire family. Including The Gap, Waldenbooks, Sam Goody, Claire’s and more! Don’t forget to cool off at Scoops Ahoy Ice Cream shop. Starcourt Mall has it all!

[Netflix]

When You’re “Just A Girl” in an MMORPG [Video]

This is a helpless girl who has never played this game before.

[Viva la Dirt League]

Free eBooks: The Essentials of Information Security Kit: Includes a Free PC Security Handbook – 2nd Edition eBook

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For today’s free ebooks, we have a kit which includes 4 resources:

The Essentials of Information Security brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Information Security related decisions.

-PC Security Handbook – 2nd Edition
-Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery
-To SIEM or not to SIEM
-How to Fortify Your Organization’s Last Layer of Security – Your Employees

[Free eBooks: The Essentials of Information Security Kit: Includes a Free PC Security Handbook – 2nd Edition eBook]