For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, here are a few great deals we stumbled on while browsing the web this morning:
–Dyson Small Ball Multi Floor Upright Vacuum, Iron/Satin Yellow (Certified Refurbished) –
–Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller, WiFi, 8 Zone 2nd Generation, Works with Amazon Alexa –
–DBPOWER 10.5″ Portable DVD Player with Swivel Screen, 3 Hours Rechargeable Battery, SD Card Slot and USB Port (Black) –
$109.99 $45.49 (Use Promo Code USZHHWHI at Checkout)
–Up to 50% Off on Geeky Accessories on Thinkgeek.com (Watches, bags, jewelry, shoes, etc)
–Mass Effect Andromeda Deluxe – PlayStation 4 –
–Mass Effect Andromeda Deluxe – Xbox One –
–HUGE Marvel Digital Comic Book Sale
–Sycees 0.5W Plug-in LED Night Light Lamp with Dusk to Dawn Sensor, Daylight White, 6-Pack –
–Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids Food Storage Container, 42-Piece Set, Red –
We’re celebrating another 30th anniversary this week, with the Princess Bride (although, technically, we are a little bit early on this one)! Prepare to hear some lesser known facts about this 80s classic.
[The Princess Bride 30th Anniversary Edition]
Update: Added the updated and high quality version below now!
Yeah, and at first glance (below,) it doesn’t seem too good. But that’s just my opinion. I think that while Alicia Vikander does look like the new Lara Croft from the rebooted video game series, she seems to lack the spirit of the character. What do you guys think? Let us know in the comments section below!
A new edition of Screen Junkies’ “Honest Trailers” featuring the only DC movie that’s actually good so far: Wonder Woman.
Watch as Youtuber Benjamin Große builds the new 7541-Piece LEGO UCS Millennium Falcon. Most of you probably don’t have the time or money to build one of these, so we might as well watch someone build it in just under 2 minutes instead.
For those interested, the folks from Tested also did the same thing:
[LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon 75192]
Genuinely wireless charging could be on the way according to one manufacturer that says its tweaked Qi charging. It would mean an end to having to line up devices on a ‘wireless’ pad.
The Pi charger, expected to ship next year for under $200, can reportedly charge up to four or five devices at once. It’s a conical unit that can charge devices within a one-foot range, regardless of how they are placed.
One downside is that to start with at least, those devices will need a dedicated case. The makers say future handsets won’t need a case, though it’s not clear whether manufacturers would need to take specific action to allow that.
Another limitation is that the device will only charge at the maximum rate if it’s right by the Pi charger, with the rate decreasing as it gets further away.
The underlying charging technology is the same resonant induction used in the more familiar Qi charging format. The difference according to the makers is that Pi doesn’t rely on the device being placed on a pad to make for an easy connection. It instead uses an algorithm to find the specific location of the charging device and connect to it with a focused magnetic beam.
One thing that’s not clear is whether it’s possible to use a device while charging, or if it needs to be kept in a static location to maintain efficient charging.
ThinkGeek currently has a HUGE clearance event happening right this second! Head on over to their Fall Clearance section to get your fill of nerdery for some of the lowest prices of the year!
There’s hundreds of products on sale, but some their top discounts include the Star Wars BB-8 Bowl Set ($4.99, 83% Off), the Star Trek Planetary Glassware Set ($11.99 – 79% Off), the Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Wristwatch ($29.99 – 40% Off), and more mugs than you can shake a stick at (select mugs at up to 62% Off). And if you happen to get enough products to go over the $50+ mark you can use the code KEELHAUL to get a free Talk Like a Pirate Day T-shirt!
Be sure to check out the full clearance section and see all of the great discounts available!
[THINKGEEK Fall Blowout Clearance Sale]
For today’s free eBook, we’re offering you the Linux Networking Cookbook (a $17 value) for free!
Move beyond the basics of how a Linux machine works and gain a better understanding of Linux networks and their configuration.
This is a hands-on solution guide to building, maintaining, and securing a network using Linux.
What You Will Learn:
Route an IPv6 netblock to your local network
Modify your named instance to support setting hostnames for your IPv6 addresses
Use SSH for remote console access
Configure NGINX with TLS
Secure XMPP with TLS
Leverage iptables6 to firewall your IPv6 traffic
Configure Samba as an Active Directory compatible directory service
Free offer expires 10/3/17.
[Linux Networking Cookbook (a $17 Value) – FREE For a Limited Time]