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33 Gadgets That'll Turn Your Home Into A Smart House

Did your house go to Harvard or something — 'cause it's really smart.

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18 British Tweets That Made Us Laugh Out Loud This Week

"The only restriction in the UK now is the one way system in Tiger"

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34 Great Products Reviewers Say They'll Never Buy From Any Other Brand Again

Bye bye, other brands — these are the best of the best.

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41 Products So Useful You'll Wish You Had A Utility Belt To Carry Them In

You'll be like Batman, but with a jewelry cleaning pen instead of a Batarang.

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Jeré Longman and Romain Molina

Accusations of Sexual Abuse Continue to Roil Basketball in Mali

One Malian basketball leader has been suspended and another jailed in a scandal that has cast a shadow on the president of the sport’s worldwide governing body.

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Tariq Panja

Russian Athletes Compete as R.O.C. at the Tokyo Olympics After Ban

A doping punishment changes a country’s official name but little else about its Olympic experience.

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30 Non-Office Products That Are Still A Good Idea To Keep At Your Desk

Let's get down to business, to defeat the after-Zoom feels.

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NASA took its first drive on the moon 50 years ago

Fifty years ago, NASA astronauts drove on the moon for the first time.

If you can believe it, the moon isn't exactly easy to drive on. There are no roads. There's no oxygen. Gravity is weak. Temperatures range from -280 degrees Fahrenheit to a scorching hot 260 degrees. And the dust… The dust is awful.

"The lunar environment is just such a horrible, horrible environment when it comes to dust getting in things," said NASA’s acting chief historian Brian Odom.

But NASA overcame those...

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Save over $100 on this dual camera drone and start snapping pics from the sky

TL;DR: Create sky-soaring photos and videos with the Ninja Dragon Alpha PRO 4K Wide Angle Dual Camera Drone, on sale for 50% off as of July 31. Use code ANNUAL15 at checkout to score an additional 15% off and get one for only $84.15.

If you’ve always wanted a drone, there’s never been a better time to take to the skies. They’re more powerful than ever, with built-in cameras to capture every moment. And for a limited time, you can snag one for less than $85.

The Ninja Dragon Alpha PRO 4K...

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Save on a smart power strip you can control with your voice

TL;DR: Voice control non-smart devices with this Gosund Smart Power Strip, on sale for 33% off. As of July 31, use code ANNUAL15 to score one for only $12.74.

Smart devices go beyond speakers, TVs, and thermostats. These days, you can even make your outlets and power strips smarter.

For a limited time, you can snag the Gosund Smart Power Strip for less than $15 and enjoy features like app control and smart assistant compatibility. 

Unlike a standard power strip, the Gosund Smart Strip lets you...

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Keep the kids busy this summer with DIY kits on sale

Summer vacation is here, and it's possible that your kids have... a little too much time on their hands. If you want them to get off their tablets and gaming consoles for once, offer them something that will excite them all the same: an educational DIY kit.

Below, you'll find a variety of robot kits and construction kits that will inspire your kids' creativity while school's out. (You can join in on the fun, too.) As of July 31, they're on sale for an extra 15% with the code...

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Save up to 67% on a wireless charging station and clear the cord clutter from your life

A cluttered desk can actually make you less productive. So, if your desk space isn't perfectly zen, that could be the reason you keep missing your deadlines.

Clean up some of the cord clutter by snagging a wireless charging station. For a limited time, you can get one for up to 67% off. All you have to do is enter the code ANNUAL15 at checkout to get the discounted price.

4-in-1 Versatile Wireless Charger

This versatile stand can handle up to four devices at the same time without slowing down...

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Snag yourself a VPN subscription on sale this weekend

If you’re looking for a sign to invest in your internet security, this is it: The below VPN subscriptions of every shape and size are on sale for an extra 30% off for a limited time.

Regardless of which deal you choose, you’ll be able to enjoy safe, secure browsing and streaming. As of July 31, be sure to enter the code ANNUAL30 at checkout to score the lowest price on the VPN of your choice.

FastestVPN: Lifetime Subscription

Shield your browsing activity on up to 10 different devices with...

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The best survival kits to prepare you for all the things you can’t predict

If there's one thing we've learned in recent times, it's that we simply cannot predict what life is going to throw at us. From wild weather events to a worldwide pandemic, it's becoming abundantly clear that we should all try to be a little more self-sufficient these days. After all, mother nature's been pretty angry with us, so it's high time we call in the reinforcements and supply ourselves with some backup.

From natural disasters to unpredictable emergencies at home or on the road, it...

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Jason Horowitz

A Trick of the Eye Turns a Luxurious Embassy Inside Out

The French delegation in Rome is staging some of the city’s boldest public art projects. The latest, by the street artist JR, cuts like an X-ray into the mission’s sumptuous offices.

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The unvaccinated Covid surge is only beginning, experts warn

With the recent increase of Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations due to the spread of the more dangerous Delta variant, health experts and officials expect the surge to worsen as long as large segments of the country remain unvaccinated.

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The mayor said the city doesn't have the capacity for all the 911 calls and announced a new mask mandate

Emergency medical responders in New Orleans have been hit so hard by the resurgence in Covid-19 cases that the city doesn't have the capacity to handle 911 calls, the mayor said Friday as she announced a new mask mandate and a contract to increase EMS resources.

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