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Free Amazon devices are up for grabs with Virgin Media bundles

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TL;DR:Virgin Media's flash sale ends at midnight on Feb. 26, with up to £100 in bill credit or a free Amazon device included with selected bundles.Virgin Media often drops flash sales with speedy shoppers given the opportunity to make big savings. You need to be quick to bag the best deals, and the latest event ends at midnight on Feb. 26.Selected Virgin Media bundles now include either a free Amazon Echo Show 8 or Echo Dot. If you're not interested in either of these options, you can choose to receive up to £100 in bill credit instead. The choice is yours.SEE ALSO: The best Plusnet broadband deals in the UKRead more... More about Amazon, Virgin Media, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, and Uk Deals

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Trevor Noah breaks down the highlights from a very shouty Democratic debate

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The final Democratic debate before the South Carolina primary took place on Tuesday, and Trevor Noah was on hand to break down all the action — from the heated attacks to the chaotic shouting matches."Yeah, it was wild tonight," the Daily Show host jokes, after playing a clip of the candidates yelling at one another. "I haven't seen white people go at each other that hard since khakis were on sale at Banana Republic."The Daily Show host goes on to break down the most memorable moments of the night — from Michael Bloomberg taking a battering from Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, to Sanders taking a battering from basically everyone. Read more... More about Democratic Debate, The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, 2020 Presidential Election, and Entertainment

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Nick Jonas tells the tale of the legendary spinach stuck in his teeth at the Grammys

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Celebrities: they're just like us. No, really. Nick Jonas became even more universally revered when he unwittingly performed at this year's Grammys with spinach stuck in his teeth. The food was so visibly entangled in his gnashers that the internet spotted it and, thankfully, chose to stan the spinach. In an interview with Jimmy Fallon, Jonas laughed off the moment and said that no one checked his teeth before he went on stage. "So here's the thing that's really frustrating about this. First of all there was spinach in my teeth from my breakfast, which I ate hours before. So the entire day, no one thought to be like 'hey man, there's something back there.'" Read more... More about Grammys, Nick Jonas, Jonas Brothers, Culture, and Talk Show

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Netflix's 'I Am Not Okay With This' sucks you in but leaves you hanging

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High school sucks.It sucks enough for Sydney (Sophia Lillis) on Netflix's I Am Not Okay With This, as she copes with belligerent thigh acne, arbitrary social hierarchy, and unwanted crushes. It sucks enough — and that's without the growing superpowers that she can't control.I Am Not Okay With This, based on the graphic novel by The End of the F***ing World's Charles Forsman, stars It actress Lillis, often opposite It actor Wyatt Oleff, who once again plays a socially awkward boy named Stanley. Lillis' Sydney is at the point in her teenage years where the best thing that can be said is that the only way out is through. She's still grieving her father's unexplained death by suicide, grappling with her sexuality, and one of her few sources of comfort is best friend Dina (Sofia Bryant). Read more... More about Television, Netflix, Sophia Lillis, Tv Review, and I Am Not Okay With This

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Stephen Colbert gleefully mocks the Democrats during live post-debate show

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To tie in with yet another Democratic debate on Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert's Late Show was live, kicking, and packed full of one-liners.In the 12-minute monologue above, the host jokes about Bernie Sanders and Michael Bloomberg sparring ("wow, that is really punching below the belt — but then again, Bloomberg can't reach much higher"); Mayor Pete imagining a battle between Sanders and Trump ("personally I think it'd be great, because Bernie and Trump are the only two impressions I can do"); and Biden talking about how he's "worked like the devil" to secure the vote of the African-American community ("unlike Trump, who has worked with the devil to get the support of the white community"). Read more... More about Stephen Colbert, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Entertainment, Politics, and Talk Show

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Snag this portable steam inhaler ahead of allergy season

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TL;DR: As of Feb. 26, you can get some extra help avoiding congestion with a AVYA portable steam inhaler for 31% off, making it just $129.99.As we bid farewell to flu season and say hello to allergy season, one thing stays constant: we're still congested. Right about now, you have two options: either hope for the best and assume you won't fall victim to seasonal allergies or start investing in products that will help battle your sniffles before they even arrive. If you ask us, we vote for the latter. One popular way to soothe and open nasal passages (and get some much-needed relief) is through a portable steam inhaler. This approach, which is also known as steam therapy, emits warm, moist air into your nasal passages, throat, and lungs to help loosen up mucus and help relieve your stuffed nose or pesky sore throat.  Read more... More about Health, Allergies, Mashable Shopping, Tech, and Consumer Tech

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Access more than 600 presentation slide templates for less than $30

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TL;DR: As of Feb. 26, you can access over 600 slide templates with the SlideHeap Slide Template: Professional Plan for just $29, a 94% savings. Presentations are an unfortunate fact of life. Whether in school or in the workplace, you'll be forced to deliver a few (or a lot) at some point. And no matter who you're speaking to (colleagues, VCs, fellow classmates), few things are more terrifying. Admit it: you're sweating just thinking about it.While you may be shaking in your boots the next time you stand up to give a presentation, there is a way you can ease some of that stress a little. No, I don't mean by downing a few shots of whiskey (although that may indeed help). I mean by having an impressive, attractive presentation that practically speaks for itself.  Read more... More about Presentation, Powerpoint, Mashable Shopping, Tech, and Consumer Tech

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How to watch Hulu outside the U.S.

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If there's anything better than changing into sweatpants, squeezing yourself between the crisp, slightly cold sheets of your hotel bed, and plowing through a half-season of 90 Day Fiancé after a long-haul flight, I have yet to experience it.That gloriously trashy TLC reality series is my guilty pleasure TV show of choice, and it's just one of the literal thousands of TV shows and movies available on Hulu, the bright green-branded streaming service founded in 2007. Chances are you have an account, too: Hulu passed the 28 million subscriber mark last spring, making it the third most popular video streaming service after YouTube and Netflix. If not, you're seriously missing out: For as little as $5.99 a month, Hulu provides on-demand access to a stacked lineup that includes hit movies like Annihilation and Sorry to Bother You; cult-favorite shows like Rick and Morty and This Is Us; and exclusive Hulu originals like Shrill and The Handmaid's Tale.Read more... More about Te…

Galaxy S20 Ultra vs. iPhone 11 Pro: The camera I like best so far

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These plasma lighters are like real-life light sabers — and they're 75% off

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TL;DR: As of Feb. 26, you can take 75% off SaberLight Plasma Lighters, making them just $9.99. Not all lighters are created equal. Gas station lighters aren't as powerful as Bic Classics and Bic Classics aren't as reliable as Zippos. Meanwhile, Zippo lighters might be high-quality, but they require far too much maintenance and upkeep to be practical. That's where these SaberLight Plasma Lighters come in; they require minimal upkeep (only need recharging after 300 lights), are environmentally-friendly, and are hotter, cleaner, and more powerful than butane flames.Unlike the traditional lighters above, SaberLights are flameless and feature plasma beams (like real-life light sabers) generated by electricity. It's less toxic than butane and can light practically anything in a fraction of a second. Plus, the beam is wind-proof and splash-proof, so you won't have to waste your time and energy on multiple ignition attempts, regardless of your environment.  Read more... Mo…

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How to stop caring what people think about you

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Around 11 p.m. every night, I lie alone with my thoughts and contemplate the very worst things about myself. I know I should be doing something more supposedly restful like counting sheep. Instead, night after night, I lie wide awake in the dark, facing the wall, worrying about what people think of me. As if turning the pages of a frustratingly dull book, I'll leaf through my shortcomings as a friend — text messages I haven't responded to, birthdays I've missed, nights out I've bailed on. I think about how I disappoint my extended family — forgetting to call elderly relatives, leaving too long between visits, for being too "difficult" and assertive when I do visit.  Read more... More about Lifestyle, Mental Health, Culture, Health, and Work Life

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ZenMate VPN might be the best choice for beginners

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TL;DR: A two-year subscription to ZenMate VPN is on sale for £1.35 per month, saving you 82% on list price.Once upon a time, VPNs were a scary new idea that seemed like a lot of risk. We've moved on from that, but there will still be a lot of potential subscribers who feel unsure about the whole thing.You really shouldn't feel this way, but we get it. The technology involved can seem a little complicated and it does take a little bit of faith to invest, and that's why it's a good idea to start with something cheap.SEE ALSO: The best VPN for Netflix in 2019: Deals and how to watch American Netflix in the UKRead more... More about Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, Uk Deals, Zenmate, and Zenmate Vpn

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@stan_chow : What’s not to like about this... https://t.co/5V71275XNA

What’s not to like about this... https://t.co/5V71275XNA — Stanley Chow (@stan_chow) March 1, 2020

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The Pixel Slate now starts at $499, keyboard included

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Google’s Pixel Slate didn’t receive much love when it was released in 2018, but the versatile form factor and updated software make for a powerful combo even today. In fact, it’s a better buy than ever with this latest price cut.

Though the currently available configurations of the device started at $799 in the past, Google’s website lists them at $499 and up, a savings of at least $300. On top of that, the Pixel makers are still offering a killer deal where the Pixelbook Pen and a keyboard of your choice (either Brydge’s or Google’s own) are included for free. That’s $600 or more of savings. ...

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LG suspends work at display factory due to coronavirus concerns

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LG is the latest tech company to be affected by the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

According to , the tech firm closed a display module factory located in Gumi, South Korea due to a confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in an employee of a nearby bank. Though the factory itself is not directly affected by the virus, LG has decided to close the factory for three days in order to prioritize the health of its workers.

The plant was reportedly focused on the production of TFT-based LCD displays, but the brief work suspension does not appear to affect the release or production of any ...

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Mystery OnePlus product to be announced March 3rd; leaked User Guide surfaces for the OnePlus 8 5G

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(via ) hints that the manufacturer will be introducing a new product on March 3rd. So what's the big deal you ask? Did we tell you that whatever the new product is, it is not the OnePlus 8 (or the or even the OnePlus 8 Lite). Nearly two weeks ago, the OnePlus UK Twitter account came to life with a tweet that was designed to tease. "We're working on a special project (not a phone/commercial product!)," read the post. Alleged OnePlus 8 5G User Guide gives us a look at the upcoming phone

Earlier this year, OnePlus showed off a concept phone that features ...

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Northern Rail taken over by government operator as mayor discusses 'biggest challenge we now face'

Northern leaders from Manchester, Liverpool, Tees Valley and Yorkshire will join a panel to advise the new operator on priorities

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If you're not voice messaging, you're missing out. Here's how to do it right.

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Voicemail and phone calls are dead. That's the way it should be. There's little to mourn in the countless awkward annoyances embedded into those most hellish forms of modern communication. But that doesn't mean all audio-based messaging deserves to die in the digital age. The voice message (aka voice texts, voice notes, or voice memos) is to voicemail what texting is to email: It's the more efficient, immediate, informal, and intimate evolution of its outdated predecessor. These short audio clips exchanged over text threads, whether in iMessage, Android Messages, Facebook Messenger, or WhatsApp, are like a high-tech iteration of the walkie talkie.  Read more... More about Lifestyle, Sex And Relationships, Phones, Sexting, and Culture

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How to start an art collection on a budget

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Those empty walls surrounding you are filled with endless possibilities, and a few additions can really make your house feel like a home. No, we don't mean hanging up a torn beer box or a basic movie poster. Your dorm days are over and the time has come to put your money towards actual art.You don't need to be an interior designer or a millionaire to create a Pinterest-worthy living space, though. Just follow your instincts and choose art prints that speak to you. You'd be surprised how much they help bring your home to life.Here are 13 prints by artists with distinctive voices, all at affordable prices. Read more... More about Art And Design, Mashable Shopping, Culture, and Work Life

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If your site is not mobile friendly, you absolutely need this website builder

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TL;DR: As of Feb. 25th, you can get help building your dream website with a lifetime subscription to Weblium Website Builder Pro for $49.99, a 74% savings. There's nothing more aggravating than a website that's not responsive for mobile. You just need to look up one quick thing, track a shipment, or read an article, and the site is either too confusing, too disorganized, or too defective to live up to the task. It's a major bummer – especially in 2020 when over half of our time spent online is on our phones.The remedy? Create a site using a website builder like Weblium, which automatically ensures your site will look and work great on any type of device.  Read more... More about Programming, Mashable Shopping, Website Building, Tech, and Consumer Tech

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Best headphones for Samsung loyalists

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Your Samsung smartphone might offer plenty of great features and abilities, but the headphones you've received bundled with it aren't that great. Instead, it's a better idea to upgrade them and buy separate earphones or headphones that offer a far superior listening experience. Before you do so, it's worth having a think about how you intend on using your headphones.Are you planning on commuting with them regularly? Do you travel frequently? Do you love using Samsung's S-Voice assistant? It's important to have a comfortable pair that work for you. Read on to find out more about what to look for with headphones for your Samsung smartphone.   Read more... More about Tech, Headphones, Bluetooth Headphones, Mashable Shopping, and Consumer TechIMAGE: AmazonBEST FOR SIMPLICITYSamsung Galaxy BudsThey're great all-around headphones, especially if you don't want to spend a while tweaking.Colors: Black, White, Yellow, SilverBattery life: 6 hours (doubled when usi…

Ultimate Ears turns the volume to 11 with massive Hyperboom speaker

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Looking at Ultimate Ears' wireless speaker lineup, it was inevitable. First there was the Boom, then the Megaboom, followed by the Blast and Megablast (perhaps not exactly in that order, but you get the picture). So now, the company took this idea a few notches further with its latest portable, wireless speaker: the Hyperboom.  The Hyperboom, dubbed as the brand's "loudest and bassiest speaker yet," is truly massive; I don't have exact size specifications yet, but it's probably a fair amount bigger than your head. Of course, due to its size, the Hyperboom is more of a party speaker than a home speaker. But big size has advantages, including 24 hours of battery life (the battery can also be used to charge your phone), and a sound that's three times louder an has "six times the bass" (whatever that means) of UE's Megaboom 3.  Read more... More about Ultimate Ears, Hyperboom, Tech, and Consumer Tech

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The wheels on Apple’s $400 Mac Pro don’t have a lock. Cool.

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We wouldn’t be surprised if the wheel lock comes soon as another pricey add-on. Read more... More about Apple, Mashable Video, Mac Pro, Wheels, and Tech

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Amazon is a coronavirus mess as sellers sling merch, overpriced masks

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra review: It's powerful. It's beautiful. But do you really need it?

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This Lenovo deal is huge — plus, more discounts on laptops and tablets this weekend

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It's not every day that you can score $2,000 off of a laptop, but friends, today is that day.The Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 7 is, in fact, $2,000 off right now (which is a steal — it's a great laptop), but it's not the only great piece of tech that's being discounted over the weekend.SEE ALSO: 11 of the best tablets on the market right now, according to online reviews If you're wondering what else is in store, check out the best deals we found — and check back in on Monday for more.Laptops $499 and belowAsus 11.6-inch Laptop — $174.99 (list price $199.99)Asus Chromebook C423NA — $179 (list price $269.99)Lenovo Thin and Light Laptop — $224.55 (list price $439)Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Laptop (Renewed) — $339.99 (list price $1,199)Newest HP 14-inch Premium FHD IPS Laptop — $449.99 (list price $479.9Microsoft Surface Pro — $444.99 (list price $799)Dell Vostro 14 3490 Laptop — $470 (list price $898.57)HP Pavilion 14 Laptop — $479 (list price $699) Read more... More about Appl…

Dell is going HAM with free gift cards on TV purchases this weekend

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If what you did on Leap Day decided what you'll do every day for the next four years, what would you do?We'd probably binge-watch Love is Blind, plus maybe a few Jordan Peele movies to get us into the spirit for Candyman.If that's what most of your weekends look like, you might as well make it the best experience possible by investing in a 4K TV. Every true horror junkie knows that you can't make out the dark details fully unless you're watching in 4K HDR, anyway.Dell is sweetening your splurge this weekend: We've found a slew of 4K TVs on sale that come with free Dell gift cards tacked onto the end, giving you anywhere from $25 to $300 for free. Read more... More about Lg, 4k Tv, Vizio, Oled, and Mashable Shopping

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Scientists made an environmentally friendly gin from peas. Yes, it will still get you drunk.

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Garden peas are probably the last thing you'd ever expect to go into your gin and tonic. But, scientists at Abertay University and the James Hutton Institute in Scotland have created a gin using garden peas. Yes, you read that correctly. The gin is called Nàdar — which means 'nature' in Gaelic — and scientists claim it has a smaller environmental footprint that traditionally distilled gins made using wheat. Each 700ml bottle of Nàdar has a carbon footprint of -1.54 kg CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent), "meaning it avoids more carbon dioxide emissions than it creates," according to an Abartay University statement.  Read more... More about Uk, Climate Change, Sustainability, Gin, and Science

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Ordering groceries from Walmart? You can save $10 with this code.

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TL;DR; As of Feb. 28, you can take $10 off your first Walmart Grocery Pickup & Delivery order by entering the code TIMEBACK during checkout. ICYMI, Walmart is coming for Amazon Prime's crown with a new subscription service called Walmart+, Vox's Recode reported Thursday. Few details have emerged about the yet-to-be-priced program so far, but as far as we know, it's a kinda, sorta rebrand of the retailer's $98/month Delivery Unlimited service where customers can get unlimited same-day delivery of groceries from participating stores. In the long run, Walmart reportedly hopes to add additional perks like prescription drug discounts and savings on fuel from its gas stations to Walmart+. (We're crossing our fingers for eventual eye exam discounts, access to deluxe recycling facilities, and free fur/human baby childcare for Walmart+ members, too, but those are just pipe dreams at this point.) Read more... More about Walmart, Grocery Shopping, Mashable Shopping, Groce…

High-energy 'On My Block' trailer introduces Freeridge's new villain

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The RollerWorld money was just the beginning. The freshly kidnapped heroes of Netflix's On My Block bite off way more than they can chew in a propulsive Season 3 trailer that has them searching far and wide for one mystery man: Lil' Ricky.Lil' Ricky has been On My Block legend since Jamal first became obsessed with finding his neighborhood's buried loot in Season 1, but now that he and his friends have it, they answer to Cuchillos, the gang leader who wants to find Lil' Ricky or kill our friends instead.Like every season of On My Block, that's a heavy premise to work with, but the trailer promises no shortage of Jasmine's sass, Abuelita's impeccable coolness, or even Jamal the Gnome Whisperer. Read more... More about Entertainment, Television, Netflix, Trailer, and On My Block

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Stair-climbing robot snake is almost as agile as the IRL version

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A team of engineers at Johns Hopkins University published a paper showcasing a robot snake they built that is almost as fast and agile as its live counterpart. The robot snake is based on new evidence that shows how real snakes deform their body in different sections to overcome various 3D obstacles.  Read more... More about Mashable Video, Disaster Relief, Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, and Robot Snake

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Are automatic litter boxes extra? Yes. Are they worth it? Yes.

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TL;DR: As of Feb. 28, the PetSafe ScoopFree Ultra automatic hooded litter box is on sale for $169.95 — a savings of $30.The invention of automatic litter boxes made a lot of cat people's lives easier, but it also busted a myth: That every cat person's house is required to have that one room that smells like, well, shit.Sure, it feels a little bit extra. The chore isn't that hard. But that's probably what people thought when they got their first dishwasher — and now, they're a godsend. If you've been considering an automatic litter box, the internet-favorite PetSafe ScoopFree Ultra self-cleaning litter box is $30 off on Amazon today, taking it down to just $169.95. The refill trays are on sale, too. Read more... More about Home, Cats, Pets, Mashable Shopping, and Culture

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Yes, your cat deserves a subscription box, too

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TL;DR: As of Feb. 28, the subscription box for cats, KitNipBox, is offering 50% off of your first shipment. There's a subscription box for almost everything these days — toothbrushes, meal kits, clothing. There's even one made specifically for dogs. But we urge you, please, do not forget about the cats. They deserve a box, too.That box is KitNipBox, and you can get 50% off of your first shipment if you purchase through Amazon today.SEE ALSO: 10 of the best pet cameras for keeping tabs on your cat or dog Here's how KitNipBox works: Every month, your box will arrive at your home with five cat toys, treats, or other assorted feline goodies (each month has its own theme, too). The company also offers dietary versions of their box (which won't contain any food items), as well as memberships for households with more than one cat. And as the cherry on top, KitNipBox donates a portion of their proceeds and products to animal shelters, rescues, and other animal welfare programs.…

This gorgeous 4K TV is basically a work of art — and it's up to $1,250 off

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TL;DR: Samsung's gorgeous 55-inch and 65-inch "The Frame" 4K TVs are on sale for up to $1,250 off with the code SAVE300 Feb. 28 through March 1.We've written about Samsung's "The Frame" 4K TV before, and here we are again because it's back on sale for a super low price. We're talking more than $1,000 off MSRP.The 55-inch and 65-inch Frame TVs are on sale in the PCMag Shop (PCMag and Mashable are both owned by Ziff Davis), and you save an additional $300 if you enter the code SAVE300 at checkout Feb. 28 through March 1. This will bring the price of the 55-inch down to $1,149 and the 65-inch down to $1,549. Read more... More about Samsung, 4k Tv, The Frame, Mashable Shopping, and Tech

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This cute tentacle robot will make you feel like a tiny Cthulhu

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Not an Elder God or octopus, but still want to pick up things with tentacles? Look no further than this octopus-inspired soft robotic arm that you can use to manipulate objects. Created by the researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and Beihang University, the little tentacle arm can firmly grab and move objects such as eggs, iPhones, medicine balls, and, yes, live crabs. Got you, crab!Image: Bertoldi Lab/Harvard SEAS Beyond being cute, there's some interesting science behind the robot. According to co-author of the paper behind the bot, August Domel, "most previous research on octopus-inspired robots focused either on mimicking the suction or the movement of the arm, but not both.”  Read more... More about Robot, Harvard, Cthulhu, Tech, and Other

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Netflix's 'All The Bright Places' loses what made the book great

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With an ambitious script, pitch-perfect soundtrack, and heartfelt performances, Netflix's All The Bright Places shows great attention to detail.From the top of Hoosier Hill to the dark waters of the Blue Hole, Violet Markey and Theodore Finch's Indiana-set romance is faithful with every frame. Elle Fanning and Justice Smith are cast perfectly, and their intimate exchanges directed well. Pick a clip from any scene and it feels like the book — a book loved by so many that its adaptation's release inspired countdown posts across social media this past week.And yet, when viewed as a whole, Netflix's take on Jennifer Niven's YA novel lands like big-budget fan art. Yes, it captures the overall spirit of the coming-of-age story and recreates iconic moments with admirable affection.  Read more... More about Netflix, Movie Review, Elle Fanning, All The Bright Places, and Justice Smith

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Greedy snake gobbles entire beach towel, heroic vets extract the whole thing

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This Supreme Court case could criminalize online immigration activism. Here’s why.

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When the Trump administration announced plans to phase out Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals in 2017 — the federal program which offers renewable legal status to undocumented immigrant children — Twitter blew up overnight with hashtags like #HereToStay, #HomeIsHere and #DefendDACA. Three years later, discussions around immigration continue to gain visibility online: Photos and videos of border detention centers go viral on social media, while immigration activists and organizations alike useTwitter to show solidarity and mobilize supporters with hashtags like #NoBusinessWithICE, #CloseTheCamps, and #AbolishICE. Read more... More about Surveillance, Supreme Court, Activism, Immigration, and Free Speech

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Save over £200 on the Philips Series 9000 electric shaver

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TL;DR: The Philips Series 9000 electric shaver is on sale for £160 on Amazon, saving you 59% on list price.This goes without saying but you should be looking after your face. You've only got one face, and you're stuck with each other for life.Your face deserves to be clean, fresh, and cared for at all times, and that's why you need to consider investing in a quality electric shaver. The top devices deliver a close and customisable shave for your face and neck. The best options follow every contour of your face for a comfortable experience.SEE ALSO: 8 of the best beard trimmers in the UK There are a number of brands that produce this sort of electric shaver, but Philips might be the best known. It has a wide range of impressive devices, and the Philips Series 9000 electric shaver is one of the most advanced. This model even lets you customise your shave with three modes designed to suit everyone. Read more... More about Philips, Mashable Shopping, Electric Shaver, Shopping U…