9 Gift Ideas That Guarantee You’ll Win Secret Santa

November 23, 2017

This piece was written by the people who run the Cracked Store to tell you about products that are being sold there. Secret Santas can be a psychological nightmare. What if they don’t want the gift? What if they don’t want a gift from you? Can you be put in jail for a bad Secret Santa gift? There’s no law that says you can’t. So before you stuff a card…

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New Uber feature lets you call rides for friends

November 22, 2017

Image: brittany herbert/mashable You can now add Uber to your list of holiday gift ideas. The ride-hailing service just rolled out a set of updates that include the ability to request trips for friends and family members without Uber accounts, as well as new in-app gifting features, and a new “live location” sharing feature. SEE ALSO: Uber just released the ultimate millennial credit card The update rolls out today and…

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You can now buy phone chargers made by Tesla

November 22, 2017

Tesla has a few more surprises for us this month. No, we’re not getting a flying Roadster model or a better look at the electric pickup just yet. These latest products are built for your smartphone. Listed in the “Apparel” section of Tesla’s website is a pocket-sized phone charger made from the same type of lithium-ion battery (18650) found in the Model S. Sadly, you won’t get the same mileage…

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Star Wars fans on why they love the franchise and Samsungs new vacuums

November 22, 2017

Samsung's Star Wars vacuums are available now.Image: Samsung When Star Wars: A New Hope first hit theaters on May 25, 1977, an icon was born. In the 40 years since the film made its debut, and with more stories being told, the brand has cemented its status as a cornerstone of our pop culture for multiple generations. In the lead up to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Samsung has just…

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Here’s why the German government is telling people to smash their kids’ smartwatches

November 22, 2017

The Alcatel CareTime kid's smartwatch.Image: Getty Images The German government isn’t just banning some children’s smartwatches — its telling people to “destroy” the gadgets already circulating around the country. On Friday, Germany’s telecom regulator the Federal Network Agency announced that a number of these devices, designed for ages 5 to 12, can allow someone to remotely tap into the watch’s microphone and clandestinely spy from remote locations (just like a…

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Facebook blocks one of the world’s most popular Facebook pages

November 21, 2017

Unilad disappeared from Facebook on Friday.Image: SASCHA STEINBACH/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock The popular Facebook Page for Unilad with 34 million “likes” disappeared from the social network on Friday, suggesting that Facebook blocked the page. It was back up around 10:10 a.m. ET. The temporary shutdown caused panic among the publisher community, reminding them that they operate at the whims of Facebook. “The Unilad Facebook channel encountered some temporary downtime due to a minor…

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Amazon kicks off its Prime rewards program at Whole Foods with cheap turkey

November 21, 2017

Whole Foods free-range turkey Image: Myung J. Chun/ Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Amazon is generating Prime representatives a interruption on Thanksgiving feasts to kick off its new Whole Foods compensations program. On Wednesday, Amazon put under a new roll of pieces due for a price lash on Wednesday, with a focus on holiday dishes and popular buys. SEE ALSO: Kindles and quinoa: Amazon to sell more contraptions in…

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Learn how to make money by selling things on Amazon

November 21, 2017

You already spend your money on Amazon, why not make some money there too?Image: pixabay Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Amazon‘s called “The Everything Store” for good reason. You can buy virtually anything on the megawatt retail site — and we mean anything. Clothes, gadgets, groceries — the sky’s the limit. Want to make some extra cash or starting…

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It doesn’t look like it, but it’s China’s latest AI smart speaker

November 21, 2017

Image: baidu Google Home and the Amazon Echo have new competition. Baidu, which runs China’s most popular search engine, has produced the Raven H, a voice-activated speaker that runs on an artificial intelligence platform. SEE ALSO: Baidu plans to put a driverless bus on Chinese roads next year and cars by 2021 The Raven H is the first product in Baidu’s upcoming AI plan, following its acquisition in earlier this…

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How OnePlus was able to fast-track the OnePlus 5T in only five months

November 21, 2017

The OnePlus 5T might be best available payment Android value of its first year . Image: raymond wong/ mashable “When we launched the OnePlus 5, there was no plan to liberate the OnePlus 5T, ” Kyle Kiang, OnePlus’ head of global marketing, was just telling me a week before the brand-new phone’s splashy launch occurrence in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It’s a singular admission, but it fits perfectly with the Chinese startup’s…

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