Archive | September 2018

5 deals on Bluetooth speakers that are too good to pass up

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A lot of us rely on smart speakers to do everything from reading us the news, and telling us the weather, to playing our favorite songs, and even naming our firstborns.

But no matter how “smart” those devices are, a lot of them are still incapable of functioning without WiFi or being tethered to a power outlet. So until they can be brought along on adventures and not crap out when splashed with water, it’s still best to rely on good ‘ol Bluetooth speakers to jam outside of our homes.

Here are five deals on Bluetooth speakers that are too good to pass up: …

1. The Cube Stereo Bluetooth Speaker (2-pack)

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This entry was posted on September 21, 2018, in Mashable.

Apple heard you like iPhones so it put a tiny iPhone in your mobile browser

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Apple has launched a microsite for its new iPhone XS and XS Max, and it features a tiny 3D model of said devices which you can rotate simply by tilting your phone left and right.

The microsite, located at http://experience.apple/iphone/ (unearthed by 9to5Mac), is mobile-only; if you open it in a desktop browser you’ll be asked to go to Apple’s main site. It only works in Chrome and Safari, and it works on both iPhone and Android smartphones.

You can also see both devices in all three colors: silver, black and gold, and compare their screen sizes with other recent iPhone models. …

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This entry was posted on September 21, 2018, in Mashable.

Jack Black and Jimmy Kimmel act out delightfully absurd plays written by kids

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Ask a kid to write a play, and you just know you’re probably going to end up with a pretty weird storyline.

That’s exactly what happened when Jimmy Kimmel asked kids to write short plays based on the title The House with a Clock in Its Walls, the upcoming movie starring Jack Black, who was a guest on The Tonight Show,.

Black and Kimmel then lent their talents to the weird plays, acting out dramatic and absurd plots about toilet drinking monkeys and pickles. …

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This entry was posted on September 21, 2018, in Mashable.

Jack Black and Jimmy Kimmel act out delightfully absurd plays written by kids

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Ask a kid to write a play, and you just know you’re probably going to end up with a pretty weird storyline.

That’s exactly what happened when Jimmy Kimmel asked kids to write short plays based on the title The House with a Clock in Its Walls, the upcoming movie starring Jack Black, who was a guest on The Tonight Show,.

Black and Kimmel then lent their talents to the weird plays, acting out dramatic and absurd plots about toilet drinking monkeys and pickles. …

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This entry was posted on September 21, 2018, in Mashable.

The 10 alien species we’d most like to invade Earth right now

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This post is part of Science of Sci-Fi, Mashable’s ongoing series dissecting the science (or lack of science) in our favorite sci-fi movies, TV shows, and books.

It’s one of the oldest tropes in science fiction: when aliens invade Earth, we fight back. Maybe not always in the smartest way (hey, Independence Day President Whitmore, did you really need to nuke Houston?), but it’s taken for granted that we will at least try to #resist.

Would that always be the case, however?

In an era where the alien demand “take me to your leader” is likely to be answered with embarrassed faces and a lot of looking at our feet (“uh, yeah, about that …”), it might be better in some cases to just agree to the new arrangement. Surely plenty of extraterrestrial species would be better at ruling the planet than the current incumbents? …

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This entry was posted on September 21, 2018, in Mashable.

Graphic design is an in-demand skill — here’s how to add it to your résumé

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Have a knack for computers and an eye for good design? You should consider pursuing a career in graphic design.

But of course, you don’t need to be a bonafide graphic designer to add a couple of tools to your skillset. Graphic design can come in handy if you’re launching a startup and are in need of a great logo on a budget. Or maybe you’re starting a blog in your spare time. Or perhaps you want to take the aesthetics of your résumé to the next level, i.e., not just something you could create on a word processor. Honestly, the options are endless.

Luckily, …

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This entry was posted on September 21, 2018, in Mashable.

Graphic design is an in-demand skill — here’s how to add it to your résumé

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Have a knack for computers and an eye for good design? You should consider pursuing a career in graphic design.

But of course, you don’t need to be a bonafide graphic designer to add a couple of tools to your skillset. Graphic design can come in handy if you’re launching a startup and are in need of a great logo on a budget. Or maybe you’re starting a blog in your spare time. Or perhaps you want to take the aesthetics of your résumé to the next level, i.e., not just something you could create on a word processor. Honestly, the options are endless.

Luckily, …

More about Design, Online Learning, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Stackcommerce, and Shopping Solo …read more      

This entry was posted on September 21, 2018, in Mashable.