K-pop phenomenon BTS has been absolutely dominating the charts, shattering records with their bubbly English-language hit "Dynamite." Yet behind their slick stage performances the Bangtan Boys are just a group of seven dorky, adorable goofballs — a side they got to show off in a game of Dance Your Feelings on The Tonight Show.
RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook joined Jimmy Fallon in attempting to convey various feelings and situations through dance, ranging from joy to surprise to "your jacket getting stuck in the car door." There was also quite a bit of screaming, with Jin unable to contain his feelings about "watching Netflix for 5 hours and getting a dead leg." Read more...More about The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, K Pop, Jimmy Fallon, Bts, and Bangtan Boys
TL;DR: The Epic Python Developer Certification Bundle is on sale for £31.17 as of Oct. 1, saving you 97% on list price.
If you want to communicate with the locals on your trip to Florence, you learn to speak in Italian. If you want to communicate with your computer, you learn to code. Everything you know about your devices — from the operating systems to your favorite apps — is designed and coded using a computer language. That language makes it possible to tell your machine what you want it to do in a way that is similar to human language. Cool, right?
There are literally hundreds of different computer programming languages out there, just like there are human languages, and naturally, some are easier to learn than others. If you're interested in getting inside the mind of a machine, Python is one of the best places to start. It's versatile, easy to read, and powerful enough to run complex programs. And you can learn it with the help of elite instructors from the comfort of your couch with this Epic Python Developer Certification Bundle. Read more...More about Coding, Mashable Shopping, Online Courses, Shopping Uk, and Uk Deals
TL;DR: The Ultimate Creative Arts Bundle is on sale for £27.28 as of Oct. 1, saving you 97% on list price.
There are only so many puzzles that a person can take. If you're looking for a new hobby, may we suggest something you also loved as a kid: painting.
If you really want to take your inner artist seriously, it's time for you to sign up for some virtual classes. Luckily, this Creative Arts Course Bundle will keep you busy without cutting into your budget. It packs six courses and over 18 hours of video instruction for just £27.28, which is hundreds off the price of the individual courses. Read more...More about Art, Mashable Shopping, Online Courses, Shopping Uk, and Uk Deals
The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden took place on Tuesday. It was, by common consensus, "a shitshow."
"Watching that debate was like hotboxing a Porta Potti with crystal meth in Phoenix in July," said Late Night host Seth Meyers on Wednesday. "It was like being hit on the head with a lead pipe in a room filled with nitrous oxide. It was like watching a two-person performance of 12 Angry Men where one actor played one part, and one was mad enough for the other 11."
The entire spectacle was 90 minutes of barely intelligible, unadulterated chaos, lowlights of which included Trump stumbling when asked to unequivocally denounce white supremacists. Read more...More about Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Seth Meyers, Late Night With Seth Meyers, and Election 2020
There is, so far as we know, only one moment in Donald Trump's long and privileged life in which he was actually made to shut up: the mashed potato incident.
When Trump was 7, his elder brother Fred dumped a warm bowl of mash on Donald's head at the dinner table "because he was being such a brat" towards their younger siblings and wouldn't listen to his mother, according to Mary Trump's family tell-all Too Much and Never Enough. "Everybody laughed, and they couldn't stop laughing," she wrote. "It was the first time Donald had been humiliated ... from then on, he would never allow himself to feel that feeling again." The incident still stings: Trump glowered at the family when they brought it up during a White House lunch in 2017, Mary wrote. Read more...More about Trump, Biden, Culture, and Politics
Two men were charged by the U.S. Department of Justice for allegedly hacking the social media accounts of NBA and NFL players.
Both men, Ronnie Magrehbi, 20, of Florida, and Trevontae Washington, 21, of Louisiana, face a hefty fine along with time in prison.
Washington would create fake login pages for social networking sites and then message the athletes on those platforms. When a player clicked the link, they were greeted with what looked like a login page for a social network. When an athlete entered their information, that sensitive information was sent to Washington. Read more...More about Nfl, Nba, Hackers, Crime, and Department Of Justice
Residents in Washington state recovering from the wildfires are remaining online, thanks to SpaceX’s satellite broadband network.
The company’s Starlink system has been supplying the emergency internet to residents in Malden, a town of about 200 people, where an estimated 80 percent of the homes have been destroyed by the wildfires.
On Monday, Washington’s Emergency Management Department tweeted a photo of a Starlink satellite terminal acting as a public Wi-Fi hotspot. “Malden, WA is an area where fiber and most of the town burned down. Without this equipment, it would have been much harder for folks to get internet in that area,” the department added in a follow-up tweet. Read more...More about Spacex, Wildfires, Starlink, Satellite Internet, and Tech
Google held its "Launch Night In" event on Wednesday, the pandemic version of its annual hardware reveal. The company announced its latest phones, speaker, and streaming device.
Google's new phones have arrived! The Pixel 4a 5G isn’t super different from its predecessor, with the exception of a slightly larger 6-inch OLED display.
Meanwhile, the Pixel 5 is made of 100 percent recycled aluminum, and is just a tiny bit bigger with a 6.1-inch OLED screen. Read more...More about Tech, Nest, Chromecast, Pixel Phone, and Google Event
Is there anything more frustrating than unreliable internet? If you're someone who works from home, likes to scroll during your Netflix and Chill time, or simply has a lot of housemates all eating up the internet at the same time, then a WiFi mesh system is for you. Read on to discover what that is, why you need it, and which options will work best for your needs.
Designed to blanket your entire home in uninterrupted connectivity, WiFi mesh is a wireless internet system comprising a main router as well as several nodes strategically placed throughout the household to reduce spotty service. Read more...More about Tech, Wifi, Mashable Shopping, Tech, and Consumer Tech
BEST OVERALLGoogle Nest WiFi
This is great for basic browsing, but may not have enough oomph for gamers.
BEST PERFORMANCENETGEAR Orbi Whole Home Tri-Band Mesh WiFi
For a home that relies heavily on connection, it’s faster and more reliable than others.
BEST WALLET-FRIENDLY OPTIONTP-Link Deco M5
This is a good, wallet-friendly system for normal or light internet use, but won’t support heavy usage or gaming.
BEST 3-PACKAmazon Eero Mesh WiFi System
The best thing about this mesh network is that it’s a three-pack, so you’ll be able to extend your network to where you need it.
BEST FOR LARGE HOMESUbiquiti AmpliFi Dual-Band Mesh WiFi System
Not many people need mesh to extend up to 10,000 feet, but this powerful system will have your internet running from the tippity top of your home to the very bottom.
BEST SECURITY FEATURESAsus Zen WiFi
Great for gaming and those in need of fast, spotless internet.
SIMPLEST OPTIONLinksys Velop
It might be best to start with one node, and then expand as needed.
BEST LOW PROFILE OPTIOND-Link Covr
Looking for a sleek, cool system that won’t break the bank? Covr will work for your home.
BEST FOR HOME AUTOMATIONSamsung Smart Things WiFi Mesh
You’ll need to buy nodes separately, but this system is expandable to up to 32 nodes.
BEST WIFI 6 SYSTEM ON A BUDGETNETGEAR Nighthawk Whole Home WiFi 6 System
This will bring WiFi 6 to your home for less money than other systems, but you may not see the top speeds WiFi 6 is capable of.
The chatter going into the first 2020 presidential debate was that climate change wouldn't get much, if any, discussion.
But the debate's moderator, Fox News journalist Chris Wallace, threw a wildcard. "I'd like to talk about climate change," Wallace said during the second half of the debate.
"So would I," snapped former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee.
Climate change is an expansive topic, an issue former presidential candidate Jay Inslee argued would have benefited from its own primary debate (this climate-focused event never happened). But for 10 minutes on Tuesday night, a rare televised climate debate revealed four salient points about a growing problem that impacts the entire globe. Read more...More about Global Warming, Climate Change, 2020 Presidential Election, 2020 Election, and Science
After teasing everyone with news of the Pixel 5 last month, Google unveiled its latest flagship phone at its virtual hardware event on Wednesday. The company also announced the Pixel 4a 5G.
The Pixel 4a 5G starts at $499 and the Pixel 5 starts at $699.
The Pixel 5's build is made of 100 percent recycled aluminum and comes in two color options: sorta sage and just black. It features a 1080p 6.1-inch OLED screen with an 8-megapixel hole-punch selfie camera.
The Pixel 4a 5G isn't all that much different from its original model other than the addition of a larger display. The device now features a 6.2-inch OLED screen — an upgrade from its non-5G counterpart's 5.8-inch display — with an 8-megapixel selfie camera. The Pixel 4a 5G will be available in just black and clearly white. It's also worth noting that the 4a 5G incorporates a 3.5mm headphone jack while the Pixel 5 doesn't. Read more...More about Google, Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5g, Tech, and Consumer Tech
Seattle joined NYC as the second city in the Unites States to guarantee Lyft and Uber drivers a minimum wage.
The Seattle City Council unanimously passed a city ordinance Tuesday to pay drivers on ride-hailing platforms such as Lyft and Uber a minimum hourly wage of $16.39 after expenses. ($28.19 is the upfront rate.) In 2018, New York City became the first U.S. city to guarantee ride-hail drivers a minimum wage, which is $17.22 after expenses.
The Seattle minimum wage is supposed to fairly compensate drivers for both time and miles spent working, even if there isn't always a passenger in the car. It also accounts for breaks, refueling time, time cleaning between rides, and other work stoppages that currently go unpaid. Read more...More about Uber, Seattle, Lyft, Ride Hailing Apps, and Minimum Wage
Netflix's Social Distance presents eight standalone episodes about different people coping with quarantine measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The press release sent out with the trailer is full of phrases like "emotional experience" and "connection" and "deeply human," describing the series' anchor as "the power of the human spirit in the face of uncertainty and isolation."
That is all very nice and wrapped up with emotionally stirring music for a trailer that features Danielle Brooks, Mike Colter, Oscar Nuñez, Asante Blackk, and more. There's a story about a recovering alcoholic trying to stay on the wagon, a couple dealing with intimacy issues, and a family living through the all-too-familiar daily struggle of video chats. Read more...More about Entertainment, Television, Netflix, Danielle Brooks, and Coronavirus
Google's Chromecast product line has stood out for years among streaming hardware because, unlike Roku or Apple TV, it's never had remotes or real user interfaces. That changes now.
Google announced the 4K and HDR-compatible Chromecast with Google TV during its "Launch Night In" event on Wednesday. If you've ever used a Chromecast before, the new additions will be abundantly clear: Google finally, finally included a Google Assistant-enabled voice remote, so you no longer have to control your streaming content with a phone. In addition to that, Google concocted a new UI called Google TV, which is making its debut with this new $50 Chromecast, available today. Read more...More about Google, Chromecast, Google Tv, Google Event, and Tech
It only took four years, but Google has finally released a successor to the Google Home smart speaker. At its hardware event on Wednesday, the company announced the all-new Nest Audio for $99.
The smart speaker comes equipped with a 19mm tweeter and 75mm mid-woofer, which is supposed to give you a fuller and more natural sound. In comparison to the original Google Home, Google claims it delivers 50 percent more bass and 75 percent more volume.
Google's Media EQ feature, first introduced in the Google Home Max, is also included in the new Nest Audio. Essentially, it measures the acoustics of the space where the smart speaker is placed and adjusts the audio accordingly. That's in addition to Ambient IQ, which adjusts the volume of the content you're listening to (as well as Google Assistant), depending on the background noise in the room. Read more...More about Google, Google Home, Google Nest, Tech, and Consumer Tech
Lazlo sunglasses are made to be circular, meaning they're made from waste, but are also made for disassembly. When you no longer want your pair of Lazlo glasses, they can be shipped back to the factory to be turned into a new pair. Read more...More about Tech, Fashion, Mashable Video, Environment, and Future Blink
One pizzeria in Brooklyn is taking comfort food to an entirely new level.
For just one buck, a Vinnie's delivery person will offer comforting words (you know, in these uncertain times) to go along with whatever else you order.
The pizzeria, with locations in the Williamsburg and Greenpoint neighborhoods of Brooklyn, posted images of the new menu item on social media on Tuesday.
The item is under a new "positive reinforcement" section of the menu.
The description reads: "For $1, our delivery driver will look you straight in the eyes and tell you 'EVERYTHING'S GONNA BE OK AND YOU'RE DOING THE BEST YOU CAN.' Read more...More about Pizza, Comfort Food, Culture, Web Culture, and Food
BEST PILLOW DEALS:
SUMITU Hypoallergenic Pillow 2-pack — $31.99
Utopia Bedding Gusseted Pillow — $22.99
COZSINOOR Hotel Collection Pillows — $29.99
Achieving a good night’s sleep isn’t always easy. Busy schedules, frequent stress, and bad rest environments can be culprits for sleep troubles. And it’s more common than you think.Sleep, Pillows, Mashable Shopping, Culture, and Work Life
BEST OVERALLCoop Home Goods Eden Shredded Memory Foam Pillow
Breathability, comfort, and design make the Coop Home Goods’ Eden Shredded Memory Foam Pillow a top pick if you need to improve your quality of sleep.
BEST FOR SIDE SLEEPERSBrookstone BioSense 2-in-1 Shoulder Pillow
BEST FOR BACK SLEEPERSNature's Guest Cervical Support Pillow
BEST FOR STOMACH SLEEPERSTruContour Super Thin Memory Foam Pillow
BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCKTriple Cloud Shredded Memory Foam Pillow
The Triple Cloud Shredded Memory Foam Pillow offers comfort perks and adjustable firmness at a fraction of the price.
BEST FOR SUSTAINABILITYAvocado Green Pillow
BEST FOR HEAD, NECK, AND SHOULDER SUPPORTUTTU Adjustable Memory Foam Pillow
Keep head, neck, and shoulder pain at bay with UTTU’s Adjustable Memory Foam Pillow.
BEST FOR ALLERGY SUFFERERSPacific Coast AllerRest Double DownAround Pillow
Reduce congestion, coughing, sneezing, and other pesky allergy symptoms while you sleep.
BEST HYBRID OPTIONLeesa Hybrid Pillow
Switch back and forth between a soft pillow top and a cooling, memory foam underside for multiple ways to catch some sleep.
BEST 2-FOR-1 DEALBeckham Hotel Collection Gel Pillow
You'll be getting two pillows with somewhere-in-the-middle support for the price of one.
BEST FOR DURABILITYTuft & Needle Pillow
If you're looking for a durable pillow and tend to sleep on your back or side, the Tuft & Needle Pillow will have you catching z's in no time.
BEST DEALS ON HEADPHONES:
Mpow M30 in-Ear Bluetooth Headphones — $32.98
Mpow FLAME2 Bluetooth Headphones — $21.99
The only thing more important to runners than their sneakers is a quality pair of headphones and a killer playlist. Running without music is like some form of medieval torture: it sucks. And cheap, crappy headphones just aren't going to cut it.
When shopping for a quality pair of headphones to wear while running, you'll want to look at a few key factors: Are they sweatproof/waterproof? Will they stay in your ears? Are the volume controls easily accessible? If you answer no to any of these questions, then you know the headphones aren't going to work. Read more...More about Running, Headphones, Bluetooth Headphones, Mashable Shopping, and Culture
BEST FOR WORKOUT TRACKERSBose SoundSport Pulse Wireless
While sound quality and flexibility are always good features, a great pair of headphones will do more than that.
BEST MID-PRICED WIRELESS OPTIONJabra Elite 45e
The Elite 45e headphones are an example of quality at an affordable price.
BEST TRULY WIRELESS EARBUDSBose SoundSport Free Wireless
These truly wireless ear buds can charge while you're using them, and the app can help you locate them in the event that they fall out.
BEST BUDGET WIRED HEADPHONESJBL Endurance RUN
These are the kind of headphones you buy in multiples so you don't have to fret once you've inevitably lost a pair.
BEST NO-FRILLS OPTIONROVKING Sport Headphones
These super-cheap headphones have an earhook design that keeps them on your ears, and are also sweatproof.
MOST FIT OPTIONS FOR WIRED HEADPHONESSony MDRXB510AS/B
These Sony earbuds offer multiple sets of covers and hooks to hold the earbuds securely in place.
BEST AUDIO QUALITY FOR WIRED HEADPHONESBose SoundSport
Bose SoundSport are a great set of headphones to buy when the clarity of audio really matters to you.
BEST OVER-EAR OPTIONLevin Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless Headphones
The Levin Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless Headphones deliver an affordable and reliable option for anyone who prefers over-ear headphones.
BEST FITNESS TRACKER DEALS:
Fitpolo Fitness Tracker — $35.99
Garmin Forerunner 35 — $95.83
Wellness is a buzzy word lately. Over the past few years, we’ve seen a surge in all things health, wellness, and spirituality. Juice bars are popping up, boutique studios are becoming more accessible, and are chilling us out. Self-care is becoming more of the norm too, but amidst all this hype, it can be challenging to find the right routine that promotes good exercise, sleep, vitals, and mindset.
Fortunately, there is a potential solution to the wellness madness. If you’re determined to make your #healthgoals happen, can be a major help. These wearable devices are game changes for keeping tabs on physical and mental wellbeing. While some feature basic tracking, others come with advanced features like mileage reports and smartphone compatibility. Read more...More about Apple Watch, Fitness Trackers, Smart Watch, Heart Rate Monitor, and Mashable Shopping
BEST OVERALLApple Watch Series 4
Take heart monitoring to the next level with the Apple Watch Series 4's amazing EKG feature and FDA-cleared precision.
BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCKPolar A370 Fitness Tracker
Smartphone compatibility and a variety of wellness features makes Polar’s A370 Fitness Tracker our top choice for health management.
EASIEST TO USEFitbit Charge 3 Fitness Activity Tracker
The new Charge 3 provides no-fuss wellness features to take your daily sleep, workouts, and vitals to the next level.
BEST FOR ATHLETESGarmin Forerunner 735XT Smartwatch
With sport-specific settings, advanced training feedback, and a connected app, Garmin’s Forerunner 735XT Smartwatch is the perfect fitness companion for athletes.
BEST FOR TECH ENTHUSIASTSNokia Steel HR Hybrid Smartwatch
Add some tech to your exercise regimen with the Nokia’s Steel HR Hybrid with Alexa integration and three different heart monitor modes.
BEST FOR WATER SPORTSGarmin vívoactive 3
BEST FOR STYLEMotiv Ring
BUDGET PICKMicrotella Fitness Tracker
Microtella’s Fitness Tracker is affordable, monitors your heart rate, and comes with 14 different fitness settings for personalized workout stats.
BEST OF BOTH WORLDSSamsung Galaxy Fit
The perfect midpoint between the Fitbit and Apple Watch, the Samsung Galaxy Fit is great for tracking your high-intensity activities and for managing your daily life.
BEST ON-SCREEN WORKOUTSFitbit Versa
The Fitbit Versa is best for those who need some extra guidance in the gym, and thanks to its comprehensive array of on-screen workouts, you'll get exactly that.
BEST BATTERY LIFEWahoo TICKR
Won't take up precious real estate on your wrists and will provide personalized heart rate training, as well as an unbeatable 12-month battery life.
If you follow Mashable Shopping's coverage, you know that we live to bring you the best product recommendations we can find based on countless hours of online research. But, what about the stuff that we buy for ourselves? The stuff that made it into our shopping carts? Well, we're here to tell you about those things, and we'll be back every month to do so again.
Here's what the staff bought in September 2020.
"Somehow, by the grace of the gamer gods I was able to secure a preorder for the PlayStation 5. Now I'm basically just hoping it'll ship on time so I can play Spider-Man: Miles Morales as soon as possible." —Dylan Haas, Shopping Reporter Read more...More about Mashable Shopping, What We Bought, Culture, Work Life, and Consumer Tech
BEST DEALS ON SEX TOYS:
Lelo Sona Cruise — $99
If Instagram is to be believed, then self care for women basically amounts to face masks and daily affirmation apps.
Hot take: Sex toys are the ultimate self-care purchase.
Orgasms release oxytocin, the anti-stress hormone that gets you warm and fuzzy when cuddling, while dopamine, a neurotransmitter that regulates sleep, also makes an appearance. It stands to reason, then, that "I need to get laid" is a thing that actually makes sense to say when you're having a rough week. Read more...More about Culture, Sex, Sex Toys, Vibrators, and Masturbation
BEST FOR BEGINNERSSquish by Unbound
This adorable, button-free toy has risen to stardom due to simplicity: Harder squeezes equal stronger vibrations.
BEST RABBIT VIBRATORFifty Shades of Grey G-Spot Vibrator
Rabbit vibrators are the go-to for simultaneous internal and G-spot stimulation and this one packs 36 total vibration modes.
BEST CLASSIC VIBRATORCrave Vesper Vibrator Necklace
You can take that tingly feeling wherever you go with this quiet vibrator that's also a statement necklace.
BEST COCK RING FOR FEMALE PLEASUREJe Joue Mio
One of the best cock rings to help you achieve dual pleasure, the Je Joue Mio offers a comfy fit and impressive rumbles.
BEST ORAL SEX SIMULATORWomanizer Premium Clitoral Massager
Get the sensation of oral sex with this erotic combo of air, suction, and pattern randomization.
BEST FOR THE SHOWERLelo Sona Cruise
This ergonomic toy sucks (in a good way) and uses sonic waves to hit interior parts of the clitoris.
BEST BUTT PLUGButt Tingler by Lovehoney
Though not the prettiest one out there, it exceeds expectations as a beginner-friendly option.
BEST WANDLelo Smart Wand Medium
A curved handle and naturally-increasing intensity prove that wands made for masturbation are better than your generic "personal massager."
BEST FOR USE WITH A PARTNERWe-Vibe Sync
Couples can use the app with this remote-controlled vibrator to up the intimacy, even if you're states apart.
BEST FOR HBO AND CHILLGame of Moans Longclaw Dildo
The eighth season may not be moan-worthy, but this girthy dildo version of Jon Snow's sword is.
BEST DEALS ON GAMING LAPTOPS:
ASUS ROG Strix G15 15.6" Gaming Laptop — $879.99
PC gaming is said by many to be the best way to play video games. In many ways, that’s true — high-end gaming computers pack more graphical and processing power than any home console does, and they offer a level of freedom in terms of customization and game choice that you’re just not going to find anywhere else.
There is a downside, however, and it’s one that can be endlessly frustrating for those who aren’t used to the PC gaming lifestyle. When it comes down to it, starting your foray into PC gaming can be extremely complicated, and comes off as pretty inaccessible more often than not (especially when you're just starting out). Unlike consoles that you can just pick up and play, gaming computers require an intense amount of research into each and every part that goes into one. GPUs, CPUs, monitors, keyboards — it’s a lot to take in, and it all comes in at a steep price of admission. Read more...More about Gaming, Laptops, Mashable Shopping, Tech, and Gaming
BEST AMD-POWERED LAPTOPAsus TUF Gaming A15
The Asus TUF Gaming A15 is the best AMD powered laptop that you'll find at this price point, especially when paired with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU.
BEST LIGHTWEIGHT GAMING LAPTOPMSI GF63 Thin
Speedy and packing good components for the price, the MSI GF63 Thin gaming laptop makes for an ideal device to travel with, allowing you to play from wherever you are.
BEST BUDGET PICKAcer Nitro 5
If you're looking to spend the least money possible on your gaming laptop without buying an absolute clunker, the Acer Nitro 5 will satisfy on all counts.
BEST LAPTOP WITH A LARGE DISPLAYHP Pavilion 17t-cd100
Plan on keeping your laptop solely at home? Well then, the bigger the display, the better — pick the HP Pavilion 17t-cd100's large display so you can better enjoy those beautiful visuals.
BEST STORAGE OPTIONSLenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i
The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i's HDD and SSD storage combo alone is enough to solidify it as one of the best gaming laptops you can get for under a grand.
BEST PERFORMANCE FOR THE MONEYDell G5 15
The Dell G5 15 gaming laptop prioritizes raw performance over fancy features, which becomes totally worthwhile at such a low price.
BEST DEALS ON GAMING LAPTOPS:
ROG Zephyrus M Gaming Laptop — $1,688.36
Razer Blade 15 Base 15.6" Gaming Laptop — $1,699.99
ASUS ROG Zephyrus M15 15.6" Gaming Laptop — $1,149.99
is said by many to be the best way to play video games. In many ways, that’s true — high-end gaming computers pack more graphical and processing power than any home console does, and they offer a level of freedom in terms of customization and game choice that you’re just not going to find anywhere else. But when it comes down to it, starting your foray into PC gaming can be extremely complicated, especially when you're just starting out. Unlike consoles that you can just pick up and play, gaming computers require an intense amount of research into each and every part that goes into one. Read more...More about Laptops, Pc Gaming, Gaming Laptops, Mashable Shopping, and Tech
BEST BUDGET PICKAcer Nitro 5
If you're looking to spend the least money possible on your gaming laptop without buying an absolute clunker, the Acer Nitro 5 will satisfy on all counts.
BEST FOR VR AND VIDEO QUALITYMSI GT75 Titan 4K-071
While it carries a hefty price tag, the MSI GT75 Titan is everything you could want out of a gaming laptop, down to VR and 4K.
BEST FOR GAMERS ON A BUDGETDell Gaming Laptop G5587
While you may not have $2000 to drop on some higher performance gaming laptop, you can still get reliable gaming performance with the Dell Gaming Laptop G5587.
BEST FOR POWER IN A SLIM DESIGNASUS ROG Zephyrus M
ASUS offers the best of both worlds with a slim and light gaming laptop that doesn't skimp on the power under the hood.
BEST FOR TRADITIONAL/HARDCORE GAMERSAcer Predator Triton 700
Hardcore gamers expect power out of their platform of choice, and Acer delivers on that power with the Predator Triton 700 laptop.
BEST FOR BUDGET VRAlienware 15
Alienware is one of the most recognized names in PC gaming, and the Alienware 15 lives up to that namesake, even delivering a reliable VR laptop.
BEST FOR PERFORMANCEMSI GS65 Stealth THIN-051
This is one of the thinnest laptops built for intense gaming on-the-go.
BEST FOR SLEEK DESIGNRazer Blade 15
Think of this as the Apple MacBook Pro of gaming laptops.
BEST DEALS ON GAMING PCS:
Alienware Aurora R9 Gaming Desktop — $1,599.99
Shuttle X1 Series Gaming Desktop — $1,368.99
If you don’t have one of these PCs, can you really even consider yourself a gamer?
The popularity of gaming PCs has exploded in recent years. Sure, there are plenty of people who won’t abandon their beloved consoles. But a large number of gaming enthusiasts have been shifting their attention. And with good reason.
For starters, the games are cheaper and the breadth available is truly astounding. After all, console exclusives are (mostly) a thing of the past. You can use your PC to play the latest strategy and simulation games as well as the top offerings in eSports and first-person shooters. Additionally, thanks to the PC’s open platform, you also have access to a wide array of wildly inventive independent games. No matter your penchant and preferences, you’re always guaranteed to find something that matches your mood, skill, and desires. Read more...More about Tech, Gaming, Computers, Pcs, and Mashable Shopping
BEST QUIET PERFORMANCECorsair One Pro
Exceptionally fast yet whisper quiet too, the Corsair One a100 will do everything you could want.
BEST DESIGNHP Omen Obelisk gaming desktop
With a cool tempered window for peering inside, the HP Omen Obelisk is as eye-catching as it is powerful.
BEST VALUECyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR Gaming PC
When you want the balance between power and value, the CyberPower PC Gamer Xtreme VR gaming PC offers just what you need.
BEST PORTABILITYLenovo Legion C730 Mini Gaming Cube
Small and highly portable, the Lenovo Legion C730 Mini Gaming Cube is a great gaming system if you're short on space.
BEST HIGH-END SYSTEMAsus ROG Strix GA35 Gaming Desktop PC
Money no object? Indulge in the Asus ROG Strix GA35 Gaming Desktop PC and enjoy the best of the best.
BEST BUDGET PICKAlarco Gaming PC
If money is tight but you still want a gaming PC, you'll be happy with what the Alarco Gaming PC offers for the money.
BEST GRAPHICSSkyTech Omega Gaming Computer
Keen to have the best graphics card in a prebuilt system? This PC should have you covered.
BEST FOR OVERCLOCKINGAlienware Aurora R10 Gaming Desktop
Alienware is a reliable brand for high-end gaming setups and this one is ideal for tinkering.
BEST FOR UPGRADINGDell G5 Gaming Desktop
Dell doesn't just offer great business desktops but also some high-end gaming setups too.
BEST STYLISH BUDGET-FRIENDLY PCSkytech Chronos Mini Gaming PC Desktop
Good gamer looks don't have to cost a fortune if you go for the Skytech Chronos Mini Gaming PC Desktop.
BEST DEALS ON BLENDERS:
Vitamix Explorian Blender — $269.95
Today's lesson in Cooking as a Grown-Ass adult: Blenders are used for more than frozen margs in summer and collecting dust in winter.
Hot soup without a stove, coffee without a coffee maker, and whipped cream without a hand mixer are just a few of the tasks these multitasking appliances can tackle. Similar to the way the mystical Instant Pot replaces a sauté pan or slow cooker, blenders can expand your meal possibilities tenfold without the clutter of multiple machines. Read more...More about Tech, Food, Kitchen, Mashable Shopping, and Blenders
BEST OVERALLVitamix Professional Series 750
This classic Vitamix annihilates fruits and nuts and has presets to make just about anything.
BEST FOR MIXING DOUGHNinja Mega Kitchen System (BL770)
Expand to pizza or cookie dough with this food processing bowl — just ignore the noise.
BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCKCalphalon Auto-Speed Blender
Novices and experts alike will appreciate the auto-adjusting speeds, screen, and long warranty.
BEST PERSONAL BLENDERNutriBullet Balance
Track fitness goals and nutrition facts with the Bluetooth smart scale and Balance app.
BEST SMART BLENDERVitamix A3500
Walk-away convenience and the touchscreen are life-changing, but iPads can be bought for cheaper.
BEST HAND BLENDERBreville Control Grip Immersion Blender
Dressing, soup, merengue, and whipped cream can achieve the perfect texture with 15 trigger speeds and an ergonomic handle.
BEST FOR WORKOUTSOster Blend-N-Go
A pre-gym smoothie always feels rushed, but this blending pitcher doubles as a sport bottle.
BUDGET PICKHamilton Beach Wave Crusher (58163)
This classic blender is great for newbies and triples as a personal blender and food processor — but you get what you pay for.
BEST FOR TRAVELINGPopBabies Personal Blender
USB charging makes this great for going off the grid or for work.
BEST FOR SWITCHING UP RECIPESNutriBullet
Though it only has one speed, you'll get two different blade options included with the set.
BEST FOR EXTRACTING NUTRIENTSNutri Ninja with FreshVac Technology
Get the most nutrients and best flavors from your produce with this blender's FreshVac pump.
BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCKMagic Bullet
A cheap, reliable blender that isn't too feature-heavy.
BEST FOR TAKING IN THE CARHomgeek Personal Mini Blender
With two slim sports bottles, this compact blender is a solid choice.
BEST FOR CAMPINGCozibot Travel Blender
Just because you're far from an outlet doesn't mean you need to skip your smoothie.
BEST DEALS ON GPS DEVICES:
Garmin Drive 52 — $210.95
Garmin DriveSmart 61 — $180.17
While today's smartphones are loaded with Google Maps or Apple Maps, they are merely quick solutions for traveling short distances. Believe it or not, getting a dedicated GPS device for your car or truck is still the best way to get to your destination safely and with ease.
Companies like Garmin and TomTom specialize in safe car travel and update their maps and traffic reports whenever changes occur on the road. GPS devices also offer the peace of mind that you'll never get lost, even when you're in a new location — including remote areas. They can also help you find the nearest restaurants, shopping mall, rest area, and other locations that might be considered off-the-beaten-path. Read more...More about Travel, Gps, Tomtom, Garmin, and Mashable Shopping
BEST FOR DAILY COMMUTERSGarmin DriveSmart 51 NA LMT-S
This is a very reliable GPS device.
BEST IN-DASH SETUPPioneer AVIC-8201NEX
This is an all-in-one GPS and entertainment device for your car.
BEST BUDGET OPTIONJRCX Navigation System
There's nothing fancy about this GPS, but it gets the job done getting from point A to point B without getting you lost.
BEST BUDGET HEADS UP DISPLAYITEQ 4.8-inch GPS Car HUD
This offers everything you need in a car GPS, but projects all the information on your windshield.
BEST VOICE-ACTIVATED NAVIGATIONGarmin Speak
Looking for the best Garmin and Amazon have to offer? Look right here.
BEST FOR EXPANDABLE STORAGETomTom VIA 1505M
This GPS is expandable up to 32GB via microSD card slot.
BEST FOR RVSGarmin dēzl 770LMTHD
This is built for professional drivers and commercial use, along with RV families.
BEST FOR WORLD TRAVELERSTomTom Go 520
World maps are ready for download whenever you need them.
BEST RATEDGarmin Nuvi 57LMT
Includes free lifetime map updates of all 50 states, plus Canada and Mexico.
BEST SMARTPHONE COMPANIONTomTom GO 620
This GPS device can sync directly to your iOS or Android smartphone.
BEST GPS WITH DASH CAMGarmin DriveAssist 51 NA LMT-S
Includes a built-in dash cam that continuously records footage.
BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCKJRCX Model X Navigation System
Think of this GPS as a budget all-in-one entertainment center with music playback features.
BEST BUILT-IN DASH CAMGarmin Drive 50 USA LM
It's a best selling GPS device on Amazon for a reason.
BEST FOR LONG ROADTRIPSJimwey Navigation System
A 7-inch screen makes this GPS device ideal for long, tiring drives.
BEST FOR MOTORCYCLESTomTom Rider 550
Its compact size and specialty features makes this one a favorite of motorcyclists.
BEST DEALS ON MATTRESSES:
Linenspa 6-Inch Innerspring Mattress — $74.99
Finding the best mattresses out of all the choices you have available to you is hard. But here's the thing: Sleep can make or break your day. If you wake up feeling energized and refreshed, concentrating and functioning will be a breeze. On the other hand, if you spend most of your nights tossing and turning, the whole day can feel like a challenge. You’ll be fatigued, irritable, and reaching for the nearest caffeine source. Read more...More about Home, Sleep, Mattress, Sleep Tech, and Mashable Shopping
MOST WELL-ROUNDED MATTRESSThe Original Mattress by Casper
Comfort, durability, and versatility make The Original Mattress by Casper a great pick for all types of sleepers.
BEST FOR VERSATILITYLayla Flippable Hybrid Mattress
Layla's Hybrid Mattress aims to please everyone, and we have a hard time saying that it won't — it caters to every sleep position, and every firmness/softness preference.
BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCKT&N Mattress by Tuft & Needle
Online mattresses don’t come cheap, but the T&N Mattress by Tuft & Needle offers all the comfort and breathability perks at a fraction of the price.
BEST FOR ADAPTIVITYThe Purple Mattress
Extremely comfortable and can adapt to almost any body shape, plus the customer support team will always have your back.
BEST MATTRESS FOR COUPLESPurple Hybrid Premier
The most recent iteration of the Purple mattress is a major improvement over the original model — it's pricey, but worth it if you can manage the higher price.
BEST ECO-FRIENDLY MATTRESSBirch Natural Mattress
If eco-conscious shopping is something you're passionate about, Birch will certainly speak to your interests — all of their materials are ethically sourced, and the mattress itself is extremely comfortable.
ANOTHER ECO-FRIENDLY OPTIONAvocado Green Mattress
Sustainability and support come together for the Avocado Green mattress, which is made with ethically-sourced materials and has ergonomic coils for spine alignment.
BEST FOR PRESSURE RELIEFParachute Mattress
If firmness and support are high on your list of mattress must-haves, Parachute takes it to new heights with quality reinforcement and pressure relief.
BEST COOLING MATTRESSTempur-Pedic Tempur-Breeze Mattress
Overheating in the middle of the night is a one-way ticket to bad sleep — the Tempur-Breeze mattress will hopefully cure you of your night sweats with its unrivaled cooling layers.
BEST MEMORY FOAM MATTRESSLeesa Mattress
Say goodbye to waking up with a sore back thanks to Leesa's three-layer construction and recovery memory foam.
BEST FOR TEMPERATURE REGULATIONThe Pod by Eight Sleep
This mattress tracks and learns your sleeping habits, then adjusts the bed’s temperature for optimal comfort.
BEST FOR COMFORTThe Nectar Mattress
You’ll feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud with The Nectar Mattress, because it has three foam layers and a breathable cover for optimal comfort.
BEST FOR DIFFERENT SLEEP POSITIONSSaatva Luxury Firm Mattress
Whether you sleep on your back, side, or stomach, Saatva’s Luxury Firm Mattress will help you rest better with its medium-firm feel and coil-to-coil system.