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Google's new site solves holiday gift-giving with this fast easy cheat

By: Jak Connor | Wearable Computing | Posted: 1 day, 20 hours ago

Google has released a new microsite, and it has just made Christmas shopping just a whole lot easier. The site reveals what everyone wants based on searches.

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The new website is called Google Shopping 100, and it features the most popular searched products from different categories such as; Technology, Kitchen Gear, Toys & Games, Accessories & Apparel, Gaming, Sports & Fitness, Home Goods and Personal Care. This site shows users what products are trending in each category based on Google Search activities.

This website seems to be purely made to give shoppers some ideas of what to get friends/family for Christmas this year. Being a terrible gift giver myself, I think I can speak on behalf of others who also bear my burden by saying thank you to Google. This has made gift purchasing just that much easier. If you are in need to find some holiday gifts and need some ideas, check out Google Shopping 100 here.

Core completed for rocket that astronauts will take to Moon in 2024

By: Jak Connor | Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 1 day, 23 hours ago

NASA announced this past Monday that they had completed the massive rocket that will be taking US astronauts back to the Moon sometime in 2024.

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NASA's huge rocket called the Space Launch System is the tallest rocket ever built, measuring in at 212 feet or 65 meters tall. That's equivalent to a 20-story building. NASA's administrator Jim Bridenstine stood in front of the humongous rocket and officially announced that the core stage had been completed by engineers. Here's what he had to say, "[Today is a]very important day. When we get to announce core stage complete for in fact the SLS rocket."

He continued and said, "We are making significant progress towards achieving that Artemis 3 mission and getting our first woman, and next man to the south pole of the Moon in 2024." NASA's Artemis 1 mission is planned to launch an uncrewed flight in June 2020, but as delays are expected with these kinds of things, it's hard to know any specifics until the date is closer.

Amazon slash 30% off one of the best portable speakers you can buy

By: Jak Connor | Deals | Posted: 2 days ago

Maybe you missed the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, and now you want to snap up a great Christmas present for a friend or perhaps even yourself.

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Amazon is here to help, with a great deal on the Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker. Originally this portable Bluetooth speaker is priced at $99.99, but Amazon has decided to slash its price by 30%, bringing it down to just $69.99.

If you have never heard of the Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 2, it's a fantastic little speaker that comes with 13-hour battery life, 360 degrees sound, and bass. It's also water/dust proof and can pair with other WONDERBOOM 2's for combination sound. I personally own one these, and I couldn't recommend it more to anyone who doesn't have a portable speaker and is in need of one.

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Nintendo will re-release the Smash Bros. Ultimate GameCube controller

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 2 days ago

Nintendo is planning on doing a re-release of their Super Smash Bros. Edition GameCube Controller, keep an eye out soon.

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If you bought an official Nintendo GameCube Controller when you bought Super Smash Bros. Ultimate back in December of 2018, you might want to consider grabbing another one to future proof yourself in-case the first one you bought breaks. Luckily, Nintendo is deciding to do a second batch of the controllers, so buyers won't have to pick up some ridiculously priced second-hand ones.

According to official Nintendo UK website, "new stock will be due to dispatch" sometime in January, 2020. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate just rolled past its one year anniversary, so it makes sense that Nintendo is going to do another batch of hardware for both new and old players. The Nintendo UK website lists the controller for 24.99 pounds, which is equivalent to $32 US.

Rick and Morty Season 4 Episode 4 - Top 10 Easter Eggs you missed

By: Jak Connor | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Posted: 2 days ago

Episode four of Rick and Morty has just wrapped up, and what better way to enjoy the episode all over again than jumping into some Easter eggs you may or may not have missed?

Before we list off the best Easter eggs from episode 4, a huge spoiler warning to anyone who hasn't seen the episode yet. Continuing to read this post beyond this point will most certainly spoil the episode for you. If you want to catch up with the news about the fourth episode, the beginning of it was released here and a teaser was released here.

Moving on, the top 10 Easter eggs for this week's episode come from Emergency Awesome, who has done an absolutely fantastic job compiling everything we might have missed into a short 12-minute video. In the entirety of this post, you will find the top 10 Easter eggs listed in order.

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Rick and Morty Season 4 Episode 4 HD wallpaper screenshots

By: Jak Connor | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Posted: 2 days, 1 hour ago

The fourth episode of season four of Rick and Morty just aired and to celebrate the return of the crazy show we have some screenshots to look at.

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Now, before I jump into the events of the fourth episode, please beware that these images are spoilers for anyone who hasn't seen the full episode yet. View at your own risk. Before the episode dropped, Adult Swim were teasing fans with the release of the beginning of the episode (found here), and also a hint that episode four would feature Morty somehow getting a dragon.

In the screenshots provided in the entirety of this article we can see some of the most important/funniest parts of the episode. First off, Rick actually gets Morty a dragon to keep. Next, Rick denounces that dragons are cool in anyway and then proceeds to get absolutely smashed drunk with it. Rick then soul bonds to Morty's dragon, right in front of Morty. Jerry's randomly talking cat makes it to Florida, gets aboard a yacht and then gets a rude awakening.

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Amazon says Trump vendetta cost them $10 billion JEDI contract

By: Anthony Garreffa | Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 2 days, 2 hours ago

Amazon is going after President Trump over losing the $10 billion government contract to the Pentagon over JEDI, the huge Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract.

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Microsoft secured the $10 billion contract over Amazon Web Services (AWS) and now the retail, cloud, and everything giant is mad -- so mad, it is suing the US government. Amazon believes Donald Trump was personally involved in Amazon losing the contract, with the company arguing the Defense Department "departed from the rules of procurement and complied - consciously or subconsciously - with its Commander in Chief's expressed desire to reject AWS's superior bid".

Amazon's complaint argues that the Defense Department made "obvious errors" in giving Microsoft the contract over AWS, adding that President Trump is "obsessed" with Bezos. Amazon also adds that President Trump, earlier this year, said he had heard "tremendous complaints about the contract with the Pentagon and with Amazon" and would have the Defense Department look "very closely" at the $10 billion JEDI contract.

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Elon Musk is driving Tesla's new Cybertruck prototype around LA

By: Anthony Garreffa | Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 2 days, 2 hours ago

Elon Musk is the real-life Tony Stark, and if you didn't think so before -- you will now. Musk has been spotted out and about on the streets of LA driving Tesla's new prototype Cybertruck vehicle.

TMZ reports that Musk drove up to Nobu on Saturday night in the Tesla Cybertruck, and while Nobu is usually filled with celebrities on any given night -- the prototype Cybertruck was the celebrity that night. Musk had ex-Hulk actor Edward Norton with him, too.

Musk only 24 hours earlier won his $190 million 'pedo guy' defamation lawsuit, and had his girlfriend 'Grimes' alongside Edward Norton at Nobu with his Cybertruck out for a late-night spin.

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Chinese video game lets you 'hunt down traitors' in Hong Kong

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 3 hours ago

If the controversy over in Hong Kong couldn't get any worse, a popular new web game is getting some international attention -- 'Fight the Traitors Together'.

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Fight the Traitors Together sounds about as bad as you think it does, as the game wants players that will find what really are Hong Kong protesters in the game, and then hurt them by slapping them, or throwing rotten eggs at them. The game was built to let people vent their anger over the riots in Hong Kong.

The game sees 8 different "traitors" hidden in the city, caricatured based on real people. These people include "Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, Martin Lee Chu-ming and Joshua Wong Chi-fung, prominent opposition figures who have played a major role in inciting unrest in Hong Kong. There are also traitor figures in ancient China" reports Global Times.

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Amazon's 12 Days of Deals: save up to 40% on Anker products today

By: Jak Connor | Deals | Posted: 2 days, 3 hours ago

Amazon is back with some ridiculous deals on technology. This time around, the online retailer has slashed prices on a range of technology products.

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As part of its '12 Days of Deals' series, Amazon is today giving consumers the chance to save up to 40% on Anker phone charging accessories. The sales are coming under the 'Deal of the Day' category and have brought discounts on Anker power banks, car chargers, wireless chargers, cables, power strips, and charging stations.

The full list of Amazon Anker phone accessories has been provided below. The list includes how much each product has been discounted by, how much buyers can save, and the percentage discounted. It should be noted that at the time of writing this these deals only have three hours left. Happy holiday shopping!

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