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Snag an R2-D2 charging station for 50% off today

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R2-D2 is decked out with a lot of handy gadgets, so it would stand to reason that he should probably have a few outlets and USB ports on him. Enter: the R2-D2 charging station.

The Star Wars inspired charging station features two USB ports and four regular sockets so you can increase your outlet options. It’s a great and geeky way to refill your batteries and display your love of Star Wars at the same time.

It’s normally $30, but you can get your own for only $15 — a 50% savings.

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Carlos Cadorniga
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Source: http://mashable.com/2017/12/13/star-wars-r2-d2-power-station-sale/
 

Aiming to be the LinkedIn for creatives, The Dots raises £4m

Professional social networks like LinkedIn have long been a mainstay of business, but what if you are more of a creative bent where LinkedIn looks pretty stuffy? In the US, Behance, a network for creatives raised $6.5m in the past and now the general idea has moved across the pond in the shape of The Dots. Aimed at the so-called ‘No Collar’ professionals (creatives in T-shirts, if… Read More

Mike Butcher
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Source: https://techcrunch.com/2017/12/13/aiming-to-be-the-linkedin-for-creatives-the-dots-raises-4m/?ncid=rss
 

Comcast to Customer Who Noticed It Secretly Injecting Code: Maybe It’s Your Fault?

Comcast is once again under fire for injecting JavaScript code into websites its customers visit.

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Sidney Fussell
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Source: https://gizmodo.com/comcast-to-customer-who-noticed-it-secretly-injecting-c-1821235362
 

Data suggests there are only 50,000 Essential Phone users

The Essential phone has only been available for a couple of months now. It wasn’t exactly easy to get the Essential phone at launch, but it’s not as difficult to find these days. The phone has also seen a few really nice discounts as of late. All of this begs the question “how many devices have they actually sold?” The phone seems to get a lot of hype on tech sites, but has that translated to sales?

We don’t have any official sales numbers, but we can make some educated guesses based on app downloads. The camera app on the Essential phone is in the Play Store and it has been updated a bunch of times. There’s a very good chance that every Essential owner has updated the app at least once. Downloads for the app just recently passed 50,000, which is probably close to the number of users.

The actual number of users is likely higher than 50,000, but that’s a good estimate. It makes sense for startup’s first phone that was a little pricey and hard to buy at launch. Essential will be able to use this start as a jumping off point for the next device.

Joe Fedewa
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Source: https://phandroid.com/2017/12/13/essential-phone-50000-devices-sold/
 

MSI’s GS63VR Is a Perfectly Balanced Gaming Laptop

A couple months ago I reviewed MSI’s GT75VR, and even though I respect how hard it is to cram desktop-level components, ridiculously loud speakers, and a custom mechanical keyboard in a laptop body, gigantic 17-inch systems like that don’t really do it for me. That’s because weighing in at almost 10 pounds and…

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Sam Rutherford
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Source: https://gizmodo.com/msis-gs63vr-is-a-perfectly-balanced-gaming-laptop-1821213233
 

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Apple Inc. has made its second notable investment this week — this time in facial recognition technology company Finisar Corp.

The $390-million investment announced Wednesday comes from Apple’s $1-billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund, created to finance the work of domestic manufacturers and create…

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Source: http://www.latimes.com/la-fi-tn-apple-finisar-20171213-story.html
 

Try VR for cheap: Windows Mixed Reality headsets are on sale for nearly half off today

If you’re interested in trying out Windows Mixed Reality headsets, the time is now. They’re basically half off on the eighth day of Microsoft’s 12 Days of Deals, with savings up to $200 on three separate headsets.

The Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset (normally $399, now $199), the HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset (normally $449, now $249), and the Lenovo Explorer Windows Mixed Reality Headset (normally $399, now $199) are at heavy discounts. The higher-resolution Samsung HMD Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality Headset still commands a premium. It’s on sale too, but only $50 off at $449. All of the deals include a pair of bundled controllers.

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Mark Hachman
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Source: https://www.pcworld.com/article/3241949/virtual-reality/windows-mixed-reality-headsets-microsoft-12-days-of-deals.html#tk.rss_all
 

2017’s most shared content on Facebook will definitely not shock or amaze you

What content do Facebook audiences love to share, like and comment on? To answer this question we reviewed two billion articles and Facebook posts that were published this year. We set out our findings below, including: The content (articles, videos, and blog posts) that were most shared on Facebook The viral Facebook posts that gained the most engagement Expert reflections on the findings and the lessons for content marketers Reality check for the rest of us: These top articles and posts were exceptional outliers and we cannot expect to replicate their success. However, we can learn from them to gain deeper…

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Steve Rayson
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Source: https://thenextweb.com/syndication/2017/12/13/heres-went-viral-facebook-2017/
 

Free up storage and keep your media organized with Google’s Files Go app

Unsure how to manage the storage on your smartphone? That’s where Google’s Files Go app comes in. Here’s how you can use it to easily free up space on your device, find files, and share them with others even when you’re offline.

The post Free up storage and keep your media organized with Google’s Files Go app appeared first on Digital Trends.

Brenda Stolyar
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Source: https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/how-to-use-files-go/
 

Problems with installing the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update? Here’s how to fix them

Upgrading to the newest version of Windows 10 is usually a breeze, but sometimes you run into issues. Never fear though, our guide will help you isolate the issue at hand and solve it in a timely manner.

The post How to fix the most common Windows 10 installation problems appeared first on Digital Trends.

Michael Crider
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Source: https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/common-problems-with-installing-windows-10-and-how-to-fix-them/
 

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