Cool Fitness Gadgets & Gear Holiday Giftees Will Actually Use

With quarantine measures still firmly in place, going the fitness-gift route this holiday season isn’t something that only workout nuts will appreciate. When gyms and studios shut down across the country, 2020 became the year to really lean into an at-home fitness regime — which created a new universality to sharing everything from the resistance bands helping tone-up our booties to spinning together on that more-affordable Peloton-bike alternative.

Until we can figure out how to bottle sunshine, post-workout endorphins are about as close as it gets to an instant mood boost (we won’t argue with Elle Woods). And, what better what to spread that energized joy than with a little fitness-minded holiday shopping? Ahead, discover 13 cool ideas your giftees will actually use — from powder-pink Bala Bangles to Manduka yoga mats and Theragun’s newest massage-gun device.

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Top 6 gadgets to upgrade your car

Cars today come packed with all kinds of advanced technology. It’s no wonder those of us with older cars feel left out. Fortunately, car accessories can fill in the gaps and give you access to all kinds of handy new features.

If you’re ready to outfit your car with some fun, modern conveniences, here’s our top picks for the coolest gadgets you can buy. Get ready to start your engines!

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1. Play your own music through the radio

In addition to standard radio, modern cars are able to play music from your phone thanks to technology like Bluetooth. But you don’t need to upgrade your

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These best-selling gadgets are all on sale today

Labor Day may have come and gone, but it’s not too late to save big on some of the best and most popular deals on the web. Whether you’re in the market for a mini security camera or a smartwatch that won’t break the bank, there’s something on this list of gadgets for you, and each item is on sale right now for a limited time.

1. Mobile Pixels TRIO: Portable Triple Screen Laptop Monitor (1 Screen)

MSRP: $520 | Sale Price: $500 (8% off)

Boost your productivity even when you’re on the go with this simple monitor extension. It comes with plug ’n play compatibility, and the screens are small enough to toss in your bag at a moment’s notice.

2. Mobile Pixels DUEX Pro Portable Dual Monitor

MSRP: $300 | Sale Price: $249 (18% off)

This portable monitor extension makes it possible to increase your screen size in

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Gadgets to help keep your home safer this winter

The advent of longer nights is usually the cue for people to start thinking more about their home security.

While it looks like we will all be spending a little more time at home this winter, it doesn’t hurt to consider if your security system is up to scratch, and if you need to tweak a few things here and there.

You don’t need to spend thousands on a fully wired security system that monitors every movement in your home; these days, a little goes a long way. From security cameras and sensors to alert you to movement in your home to smart door locks you can open with your smartphone, there are plenty of options to help make your home feel a little safer this winter.

You can go for a full home security system, with cameras, door locks and sensors that are controlled via a single app on

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Top gadgets to help make your home safer this winter

The advent of longer nights is usually the cue for people to start thinking more about their home security.

While it looks like we will all be spending a little more time at home this winter, it doesn’t hurt to consider if your security system is up to scratch, and if you need to tweak a few things here and there.

You don’t need to spend thousands on a fully wired security system that monitors every movement in your home; these days, a little goes a long way. From security cameras and sensors to alert you to movement in your home to smart door locks you can open with your smartphone, there are plenty of options to help make your home feel a little safer this winter.

You can go for a full home security system, with cameras, door locks and sensors that are controlled via a single app on

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6 Gadgets That Have Improved Our Health in the 21st Century

One of the most prominent themes of the 21st century so far has been that technology has been with us every step of the way, improving our quality of life at a relentless pace. Many of the things that we’ve gained through the march of technology have been obvious – supercomputers in our pockets, instant lines of communication to our friends and family regardless of where they are, instant online access to virtually the entire history of recorded music, the ability to work at home and so on.

One aspect of technology that doesn’t always get enough attention, though, is the ever-increasing selection of health gadgets that improve our lives not because they help us communicate or work more efficiently, but because they actually help us live longer and in greater comfort. As great as today’s smartphones, tablets, computers and cloud services have become, health is the field in which

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These WEIRD gadgets are to help Russian flight attendants smile more (PHOTOS)

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A Russian airline is placing an order of 3,000 units to get the ball rolling.

Russian low-cost airline ‘Pobeda’ has published an official tender on the government procurement website for 3,000 units of something called the ‘Silicone Face Slimmer’: it and other similarly-named knockoffs allegedly work to train your jaw and facial muscles.

The first associations one gets when looking at this thing are those of silicone-made human lips. The contraption works by going into your mouth, with you having to pronounce vowels and consonants and in so doing training your facial muscles, according to the sales pitch, which also promises that the device will fight wrinkles and give your face a more elegant “oval” shape than before. 

The devices are listed on Aliexpress at $2.7 a pop, which means Pobeda is about to spend 540,000 rubles (approx. $6,940) on the order. The airline confirmed that the

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Walmart’s Black Friday 2020 Ad Includes Major Discounts On Kitchen Gadgets

While holiday shopping season might look a little different this year to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Walmart is one of the many retailers taking the savings online — and slashing prices weeks before Black Friday. If you want to start planning for your gift list, Walmart’s Black Friday 2020 ad has plenty of discounted finds on faves like the Instant Pot and AirPods.

Straying from the traditional Black Friday weekend deals after Thanksgiving, Walmart is offering three different November savings weekend during its Black Friday Deals for Days events: Nov. 4-7, Nov. 7-11, and Nov. 25-27. Starting Wednesday, Nov. 4, Walmart will be rolling out major deals on electronics, kitchenware, and more that you can shop from the comfort of your home. Online deals will go live on Walmart’s website at 7 p.m. ET on Nov. 4 and 11, and at midnight ET on Nov. 7 and 14. In-store deals

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XIII New Trailer Shows Off Some of the Weapons and Gadgets

XIII Remake will feature a whole lot of classic weapons.

Microids has recently shared a brand new trailer from the remade version of XIII, detailing some of the iconic guns and gadgets you will get to use against your enemies in the game.

Shotguns, pistols, assault rifles, melee weapons, and some other ranged gadgets are all you are going to hear about in the latest trailer of XIII. Microids will bring you a varied arsenal of weapons to wipe out anyone who stands in your way. From 9 mm pistols to crossbows, and from double barrel hunting shotguns to automatic guns like M16, all will be at your service in an action-packed journey. Aside from weapons, there will also be some gadgets like grappling hooks, lock picks, and spying micros.

XIII was originally launched back in 2003 for PS2, Xbox, and PC.

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Month after court order, gadgets and internet still elude EWS students



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A month after the Delhi High Court ordered private schools and government schools like Kendriya Vidyalayas in the capital to provide devices and internet free of cost to students from economically weaker sections (EWS) and disadvantaged groups (DG), the court’s directions are yet to unfold in practice.

On September 18, the court had also ordered constitution of a three-member committee within a week, comprising the Union Secretary of Education or their nominee, Delhi’s Education Secretary or their nominee, and a representative for private schools. The panel was to frame a standard operating protocol for identification of standard gadgets, the manufacturer or supplier, and the internet packages. However, such a committee has not met yet.

“To ensure level playing field and to remedy this digital divide… if the private unaided school has to bear any additional cost, it must bear it in the first instance

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