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You must be out of your damn mind to enable this Alexa skill

Amazon announced at its Fall 2019 event that it would soon be enabling celebrity voices on Alexa for purchase, starting with Hollywood star Samuel L. Jackson. If you want to shake up how you interact with your Echo device, consider purchasing and enabling the Alexa Skill now while it’s on sale!

Products used in this guide Hold on to your butts: Samuel L. Jackson Alexa Skill ($ 1 at Amazon) Keeping in clean: The Tonight Show Alexa Skill  [Read More…]

You can preorder Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind DLC right now

Embrace your heart.

What you need to know Kingdom Hearts III released earlier in 2019. A new DLC called Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind is adding new features This DLC is set to release for PlayStation 4 on January 23, 2020. You can preorder Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind for $ 30 on the PlayStation Store.

Kingdom Hearts III players have more story content to look forward to, as a new DLC called Re Mind has been  [Read More…]

YouTube changed its mind, you can keep your verification badge

The updated badge look has been delayed until next year.

What you need to know YouTube updated its verification policies on September 20 and caused a backlash by un-verifying many creators on the platform. It has now backtracked, allowing verified users to keep their badge. The updated badge is still coming but has been delayed until next year.

On September 20, YouTube announced some big changes coming to the verification badges on the site. First, it was  [Read More…]

Kindle for Kids bundles offer parents peace of mind at a new low price

This 8th generation Kindle device might just become your child’s most helpful tool.

Starting your kid off as an early reader can do wonders for them later in life, but these days it’s even harder to get kids to choose a book when they’d rather be on one of their devices, whether that be a smartphone, a video game console, or a computer. With the Kindle for Kids Bundle, you can fool the system with a device that’s made  [Read More…]

If you hated the Pixel 2 XL, nothing about the 3 XL will change your mind

This is a new Pixel, not an entirely new kind of device.

Leaks of upcoming smartphones are fun for the most part, because they give us a glimpse at what’s to come in a new device and lets us have informed speculation about the rest. I don’t quite feel the same about this latest Google Pixel 3 XL leak, which is the whole picture. The whole phone, retail box and all, has leaked spectacularly. It takes away  [Read More…]

Google launches ‘.app’ domain with app developers in mind

Registrations are open now through the Early Access Program.

For most folks, the majority of websites you visit likely end in “.com.” That .com portion of a domain is referred to as a TLD (top-level domain), and other examples include .net, .gov, .edu, etc. Today, Google’s launching an all-new one specifically for apps and app developers called .app.

Although most applications we interact with take place on our phones, Google notes that a .app domain can be  [Read More…]

Add peace of mind to your security system with the $120 Arlo Q wired HD camera

The Thrifter team is back again, this time with a great discount on a camera to make your home more secure!

The Arlo Q wired 1080p HD security camera is down to $ 120 at Amazon. We’ve featured a lot of Arlo deals in the past, but rarely has there been a sale on this wired security camera. Mostly because over the last six months it has jumped in price, not dropped. Barring those few jumps up to $  [Read More…]

Expand your mind in this week’s comments thread!

Sit back, relax and chat about stuff because it’s the weekend!

We made it through yet another week, and as a reward we have two days to do what we want instead of what we have to do to keep the lights on. Making the most of those 48 hours of freedom before we do it all over again on Monday is important. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy (with an axe and ghosts in  [Read More…]

Evernote has changed its mind, won’t actually read your notes

Thanks, but no thanks.

Evernote has backtracked on a controversial update to its privacy policy that would have, in the name of machine learning, allow select employees to read small portions of user content. From the company’s corporate blog:

In the coming months we will be revising our existing Privacy Policy to address our customers’ concerns, reinforce that their data remains private by default, and confirm the trust they have placed in Evernote is well founded. In addition, we  [Read More…]

Verizon changes its mind and will kill the Note 7 after all

My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is once again in your news feed. The lone holdout among U.S. carriers who have decided to disable the phone — Verizon — has changed its mind and will be killing the Note 7 come January 5, 2017.

When AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile announced the path to the end for the Note 7, Verizon didn’t go along with it and instead insisted  [Read More…]