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  1. As the 2nd track off of Kanye West’s 2021 album Donda, the single “Jail,” is well known within the collective global consciousness. The song is steady and simple, using empty space as a vehicle to drive an impacting and suspenseful feel. Rich Furniss felt those traits and was hit by a wave of inspiration, feeling how “Jail,” was begging for someone to uproot it’s stems and transform it into an enhanced version of its former self. “Jail (Rich Furniss Remix)” not only does justice to the original, it sedates the listener with a grace and smoothness that needed to be made.  Rich Furniss · Kanye – Jail (Rich Furniss Remix) Rich Furniss converts what is already a soulfully sunkissed flow and takes it to a more heavenly place – the vocals featuring more echo/delay, the basslines giving off a more crisp disposition, and a soft percussion inclusion that rejects any type of harshness. “Jail (Rich Furniss Remix)” lightens the atmosphere and fuses what’s good about “Jail,” with the best aspects of rich Furniss. Rich Furniss will be performing again at the Electric Hotel in Chicago, USA this December 10th. This date doesn’t just represent a high-caliber event from the solo DJ/producer – it symbolizes a return to the city where he found his love for house music. This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Rich Furniss Gives Fresh Take On Kayne’s, ‘Jail’ View the full article
  2. “Neu Butterfly 3000 (Peaches Remix)” and “Shanghai (Dub by the Scientist)” lead Butterfly 30001View the full article
  3. Minimal Effort has built quite a following for putting on two spectacular events each year, having a stellar reputation for being expectation-topplers in the category of what a satisfying electronic music event should include. Throwing a Halloween show and a NYE show year after year, the bi-annual shenanigans continue the momentum once again, not looking to let anyone down considering the volatility that 2020 brought us. Insane sound systems, world-class production, and line ups that make the reader stop and take a 2nd look, is what Minimal Effort has brought to the table once more. Tickets can be found here. Now the NYE season is upon us, expect to see ​Dubfire, Nick Warren, DJ Boring, Layton Giordani, DAVÍ, Option4, Mason Collective, Life On Planets, Sad Money, Human Resources, Hats & Klaps, and others on what is one of the best nights of the year for many. Don’t miss what will be one of the premiere electronic events in LA for NYE festivities. Minimal Effort NYE will be happening ​in downtown LA at the Belasco Theatre, December 31st, starting at 9PM and ending at 4AM. This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Minimal Effort Put On NYE Spectacular View the full article
  4. A smart display like the Echo Show can add a bit of convenience and functionality to pretty much any room in the house. Here are the best deals on Echo devices as of Dec. 6: Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen, 2021) — $94.99 $129.99 (save 26%) Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen, 2021) — $44.99 $84.99 (save 47%) Echo Show 8 (1st Gen, 2019) — $59.99 $109.99 (save 45%) Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) Kids — $49.99 $94.99 (save 47%) What's the deal with Amazon Echos? They're not quite iPad substitutes, but they perform all the basic functions you would want from a smart display, like video calling (the otherwise-comparable Google Nest Hub lacks this feature), listening to music, showing weather reports, checking in for security, controlling smart home devices with voice commands, and more. Pick one up for yourself and try it out before gifting it to your friends and family this holiday season. And if you're considering buying it as a gift, be sure to check out estimated shipping times for your preferred mode. Otherwise, you may want to leave the country for Christmas and only come back once all your gifts have been delivered. Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen, 2021) — $94.99 $129.99 (save 26%)One of the newest models that only came out earlier this year in June, the second generation of the Echo Show 8 has a better camera than its predecessor at 13 MP. It uses auto-framing to keep you centered on screen so that you can multitask while chatting. Bustling around the kitchen and cooking as you chat with Grandma? No problem, the Echo Show 8 will automatically pans, zooms, and frames you so she can clearly see your face. Credit: Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen, 2021 release) $94.99 at Amazon (save 26%) Get Deal Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen, 2021) — $44.99 $84.99 (save 47%)The Echo Show 5s are a few square inches smaller than their Echo Show 8 counterparts, but their 5.5" screens are still more than big enough to display your favorite photos. Its 2 MP camera isn't as clear as the 2nd gen Echo Show 8s and its 960 x 480 resolution falls short of the 8's 1280 x 800, but at that size of display, the weather, streaming service screen, or video still look just fine. Plus, it's currently at a deep discount. Credit: Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen, 2021 release) $44.99 at Amazon (save 47%) Get Deal Echo Show 8 (1st Gen, 2019) — $59.99 $109.99 (save 45%)The first generation of the Echo Shows debuted in the second half of 2019, but they've aged well. They use the MediaTek MT 8163 processor instead of the 2nd gen's MediaTek MT 8183 so they're a tad bit slower, but unless you're constantly switching between apps at light speed, the difference is all but negligible. They also use a 1 MP camera, so Grandma won't be able to see the pores on your face (a blessing in disguise). Another disadvantage is that they're not equipped with Zigbee hub, so controlling your smart home devices is a little more challenging, but it can be done, and the rest of the Echo Show's functions are still an option. Credit: Amazon Echo Show 8 (1st Gen, 2019 release) $59.99 at Amazon (save 45%) Get Deal Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) Kids — $49.99 $94.99 (save 47%)This is a great option for entertaining (read: distracting) the kids: Occupy them with educational TV programs, e-books, and movies while simultaneously running a timer on how long they can spend glued to the screen. Purchase of this display includes one year of Amazon Kids+, which gives you access to over 15,000 videos, audiobooks, games, music stations, and more. Parental control is flexible, so you can approve the friends and family before your child makes a call, set content limits, and review activity. The kids' Echo Show 5 even helps with homework. Credit: Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) Kids $49.99 at Amazon (save 47%) Get Deal Explore related content:The best smart speakers: See where the Amazon Echo Dot, others rank Amazon Echo Show 5 vs. Echo Show 8 (2nd gen): Which is right for you? Amazon Echo Show 15 is a smart speaker, picture frame, and TV View the full article
  5. Stereolab, Low, King Krule, Arca, PinkPantheress, Mustafa and others will also perform at Los Angeles State Historic Park in mid-September of next yearView the full article
  6. Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin’s first headlining tour starts in FebruaryView the full article
  7. Eilish directed and edited her latest Happier Than Ever visualView the full article
  8. Looking for something to get the puzzle lover in your life this holiday season? Jumbl puzzle boards are on sale for about 20% off at Amazon as of Dec. 6. But hurry: They're deals of the day, so they won’t last long. Jumbl 1000-Piece Puzzle Board — $64.95 $79.99 (save $15.04) Jumbl 1500-Piece Puzzle Board — $79.95 $99.99 (save $20.04) Puzzles are a great way to pass the time with your family, entertain guests, or just keep your hands and mind busy. But if you don't finish a puzzle in one sitting, your coffee table can quickly become an annoying, perpetual Puzzle Zone. Jumbl puzzle boards help solve this problem: They provide a designated, portable work space for puzzling and puzzle storage. Their stable design lets you work from a table, on the floor, and even in bed. And when you finish your puzzle, you can slide it off the board for framing. These boards come with drawers for organization, storage, and sorting between sessions. Magnets make sure the drawers stay closed for transportation. The Jumbl puzzle boards come in two sizes: one for 1000-piece puzzles and one for 1500-piece puzzles. Jumbl 1000-Piece Puzzle Board — $64.95 $79.99 (save $15.04)Jumbl's 1000-piece puzzle board is 23” x 31” and has four built-in trays that you can use to sort pieces by shapes or colors. Credit: Jumbl Jumbl 1000-Piece Puzzle Board $64.95 at Amazon Get Deal Jumbl 1500-Piece Puzzle Board — $79.95 $99.99 (save $20.04)The larger Jumbl puzzle board is 27” x 35” — perfect for 1500-piece puzzles. It also has six compartments for storage. Credit: Jumbl Jumbl 1500-Piece Puzzle Board $79.95 at Amazon Get Deal Explore related content: These are the best robot vacuums for carpet and rugs A Death Star for cats: Why this WiFi robot kitty litter may be worth $550 From Netflix to HBO Max to Disney+: The best streaming sites for movies View the full article
  9. Scientists at UC Berkeley have created an ultrathin magnet that could make big advances in next-gen memory devices, computing, spintronics, and quantum physics. View the full article
  10. Roboticists from the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology have teamed up with Kennesaw State University’s dance department to create this jaw-dropping collaborative dance performance between humans and robots. View the full article
  11. Creators are the beating pulse of TikTok, as the app frequently proclaims. They are, after all, the force behind viral videos and billions of viewers. But as many creators as there are, TikTok has chosen a select ten, characterized by huge fandoms, millions of followers, and innovative content. Today, TikTok released a major 2021 roundup, with all the trends, filters, and moments that defined this year on the platform. A part of this report is focused on the breakthrough creators, those whose popularity and engagement metrics rose, as well as their influence. "These are the creators who grew massive fandoms with their captivating content," the TikTok newsroom post reads. So who made this sparkling set? Here are the ten people who ruled our FYP pages in 2021. 1. Taylor SwiftShe hardly needs an explanation, but added another accolade under her belt this year. Swift became the reigning queen of TikTok when she joined the app in August 2021. For her 93+ million followers, she jumps onto viral trends, dances with her cats, and teases highly-anticipated music videos. 2. Olivia Rodrigo Rodrigo holds a similar position to Swift on this list, with existing fame that bolsters TikTok success. Her TikTok breakthrough is synced with her skyrocketing music career, which has truly taken off over the past couple of years. The Gen-Z pop artist is no doubt a TikTok favorite, considering its her age group that holds court on the app. With 11.7 million followers, Rodrigo plays around with funky, bespoke filters (mirroring her album aesthetic), sings angelically, and imitates TikTok games. 3. Emily MarikoThere are creators who went viral pretty much overnight, and for various reasons. Take Emily Mariko (@emilymariko), a Bay Area lifestyle vlogger who attained fame in a very 21st century way: with a viral recipe, a touch of ASMR and a resulting array of inspired think-pieces. Her legendary recipe consisted of reheated rice, leftover salmon, seaweed wrappers and carefully-placed cubes of ice. Fast-forward to the end of 2021, and Mariko is synonymous with lifestyle TikTok, noted for her relatability and accessibility alike. 4. Jonathan Graziano Jonathan and his pug Noodles simply follow a daily ritual (of identifying whether it's a "bones" or "no bones" day), but have millions of people tuning it to witness this. The Noodles-Graziano duo appear on the TikTok trend report twice, for both breakthrough creator and sources of joy. 5. Oneya D'AmelioIn a similar vein, creator Oneya D'Amelio (@angryreactions) does exactly what his handle suggests – reacting to and dueting with other videos in increasingly hilarious and emotive ways, all while declaring positive affirmations. I personally recommend his reaction to Zuckerberg's announcement of Meta. 6. Lissette EduardoA blend of humor and positivity is a great way to make a name on TikTok, as Lissette Eduardo (@chikybombomrea) has proven. A creator from the Dominican Republic, Eduardo delivers honest advice, positive messages, and underscores every piece of content with the purpose of empowering women. 7. Dr ShahBreaking through the TikTok noise is also accomplished by teaching people things, shedding light on new and old information, or simply delivering tutorials. After all, the app has become a guide to hacks of all sorts, from cooking to beauty. To attest to this is the presence of Dr Shah (@dermdoctor), a dermatologist who presents viral skincare and beauty videos, a blend of advice and suggestions. 8. Mikayla NogueiraSimilar to Dr. Shah, TikTok has deemed beauty guru Mikayla Nogueira (@mikaylanogueira) another breakout star. She posts makeup reviews, fantastical gold and emerald hued tutorials, and does it all with a lot of laughs. 9. Chef PuffTikTok is also just...weird. The platform is a place for the unexpected, the never-before-seen, the cute. It's no surprise then that Chef Puff (@thatlittlepuff) made the cut of 2021 honorees. These videos are creative, with a little cat chef (yes, really), watching recipes, debunking food myths, and just generally being adorably addictive. Just watch him meowing over mooncakes and you'll get the gist of this account. 10. Anna SitarOn the note of funny creators who don't really fit into one niche of TikTok comes Anna Sitar, who often just speaks to followers, takes them through her self-care chronicles (which means a trip to Target), singing makeup routines, and very frequent Starbucks (or "Starbies") runs. While TikTok's main list was focused on the US for now, they also gave a shout-out to global creators too: @abbyroberts, @BTS_official_bighit, and @thedutchgoalkeeper. The ultimate breakout star, though, is @khaby.lame, who has 122 million followers. The Italy-based creator has made headlines for his burgeoning fame on the platform, rising well above the rest. For more information on this year's top creators, check out the TikTok newsroom here. View the full article
  12. SAVE $200: As of Dec. 6, the Shark EZ Robot Vacuum 913S is just $299 at Walmart — that's $200 off its usual price. If you're looking for a robot vacuum that won't break the bank, this one leaves your floors sparkling and your wallet happy. Your guests will arrive sooner than you think for holiday celebrations — and you surely don't want dirty floors to be the first thing they notice. Investing in a robot vacuum is an easy path to sparkling floors. As of Dec. 6, you can snag the budget-friendly Shark EZ Robot Vacuum 913s on sale for just $299 at Walmart. Black Friday and Cyber Monday may have passed, but this deal still saves you an impressive $200 on the usual price tag. SEE ALSO: The best robot vacuums for carpet and rugs Ideal for newcomers to the smart home world, the Shark EZ Robot 913s is beginner-friendly with easily accessible smart features. It connects to the SharkClean app and Google Assistant, so you can start or schedule cleanings with your voice or a single tap. It methodically cleans your rooms row by row to collect dirt and debris, then heads back to the base and empties itself after each session. It can hold weeks of dirt and debris, too, so you can basically put vacuuming on the back burner until the holidays are over. Whether you're trying to tame the mountains of pet hair taking over your home, pick up the crumbs your unruly kids leave everywhere, or just keep up with regular floor maintenance, Shark's powerful suction has you covered. It can tackle large and small debris, as well as both carpets and hard floors. And just in time for the season you need it most, you can slash $200 off this robot helper. Credit: Shark Shark EZ Robot Vacuum 913s $299 at Walmart (save $200) Get Deal Explore related content:The best robot vacuums for every budget The best self-emptying robot vacuums to take yet another cleaning task off your hands These are the best robot vacuums for keeping small spaces sparkling clean View the full article
  13. SAVE $81: Stop toiling over the stove this holiday season and scoop up a Ninja Foodi that will help you get meals on the table faster. As of Dec. 6, grab a 10-in-1 Ninja Foodi pressure cooker and air fryer for only $118.99 — a 40% discount. Folks who missed or opted out of Black Friday and Cyber Monday: You're not completely out of luck. There are still tons of sweet discounts on small kitchen appliances, from coffee makers to multicookers. If Instant Pot just isn't your thing, the Ninja Foodi is a solid alternative for an all-in-one kitchen appliance. And as of Dec. 6, the Ninja Foodi OS301 is on sale at Amazon for only $118.99, its previous lowest Amazon price. This Foodi model can pressure cook, slow cook, steam, make yogurt, sear/sauté, air fry, bake/roast, broil, dehydrate, and warm, and is roomy enough to feed the whole family. The 6.5-quart cooking pot is big enough to prepare a five-pound chicken or a six-pound roast, and the 4.6-quart Cook & Crisp Plate can air fry up to three pounds of french fries at a time (so you can skip the fast food). In the box, you'll also get a nesting broiling rack, so you can create another layer and cook even more food when you use the steam or broil functions. All the included accessories are dishwasher-safe, too. If you take advantage of this deal ASAP, you'll get it in time to delegate all your holiday cooking to the Ninja Foodi — which means less time in the kitchen and more quality time spent with family. Credit: Ninja Ninja OS301 Foodi 10-in-1 Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer $118.99 at Amazon (save $81) Get Deal Explore related content:Instant Pot vs. Ninja Foodi: We compare the top kitchen gadgets Which Instant Pot should you buy? Here's a breakdown. The best air fryers for making crispy food faster than the oven View the full article
  14. Recorded last year at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church in BrooklynView the full article
  15. Our weekly playlist highlights songs that our writers, editors, and contributors are listening to on repeatView the full article
  16. Essentials Week spotlights unexpected items that make our daily lives just a little bit better. My motto used to be “have laptop, will travel.” I prided myself on being able to work anywhere: on the floor of a crowded airport, at a rowdy bar, in the parking lot of a Walmart. My office was anywhere I had access to an outlet. My work gear was designed for portability, and I only brought along what I was willing to carry on my back. But when the pandemic hit, those days disappeared like a bad public WiFi signal. Without a commute or upcoming travel plans, my priorities shifted from ease and efficiency to comfort and stability. I invested in a good chair, created a designated workspace, and started caring about ergonomics. And now that I’ve adjusted to a completely optimized workspace, there’s no going back. Like an outdoor cat that was brought inside, I’ve developed a taste for store-bought food, and there’s no way I’m going out hunting for rodents again. I am more comfortable, have better posture, and am more focused because I’m not hunched over my laptop like a wretched creature damned for all eternity. These desk accessories rescued me from becoming a desk gargoyle. My former self might judge me for becoming high-maintenance, but I’m too comfortable to care. Plus, what do gargoyles know, anyway? Orthopedic chair cushion It turns out, sitting hunched over your laptop isn’t great for your posture. When I suddenly developed an affinity for Gothic cathedrals and started turning to stone, I decided it was time to take action. It’s embarrassing to admit how much I love this butt pillow that promotes proper spine alignment. But it was that or becoming a gargoyle, so here we are. ComfiLife Orthopedic Office Chair Cushion, $39.95 Yes, a butt pillow is the first item on this list. Credit: ComfiLife/Amazon Laptop stand Ergonomically, your screen should be at eye level. In the past, I used a pile of books under my laptop to prop it up, but eventually, I decided to invest in an actual laptop stand. This one is height adjustable, and takes up less real estate on my desk than an enormous pile of books. Rain Design iLevel2 Adjustable Height Laptop Stand, $54.99 Way better than a stack of books Credit: Rain Design/Amazon Ergonomic keyboard/mouseWith a laptop perched at eye-level, an external keyboard and mouse is necessary to achieve ergonomic harmony, which means hands at a neutral angle on your desk and your elbows at or below the level of your hands. The ideal ergonomic keyboards and mice are the ones that conform to your natural hand/wrist movement. This one has good reviews for its split design and quiet keys. Logitech ERGO K860 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard, $124.06; slightly more with ergonomic mouse (for instance, the MX Ergo trackball or MX Vertical) This keyboard is fully compatible with Windows and MacOS. Credit: Logitech/Amazon Keyboard/mouse wrist restAll of this ergonomic gear can get expensive. But a great way to provide relief and support for your wrists is a wrist rest. Instead of buying a new keyboard and mouse, use this to supplement your existing setup. This keyboard and mouse combo has gel memory foam that gives cushy support and also ensures that your wrists and hands are in the right position. Gimars Mouse Pad and Keyboard Wrist Support, $19.98 A cost-effective solution to long hours at the computer Credit: Gimars/Amazon Smart desk lampIt’s called mood lighting for a reason. With warm, bright light in my workspace, I am energized and productive. I love this smart lamp because of its versatility. Using a smartphone, you can change the lighting by hue or via mood presets like sunrise/sunset. There’s also a setting that syncs with music or movies. The whole thing is completely portable and lasts for up to 18 hours on its “cozy candle” setting. So, when your workday is done, you can set the mood for winding down your day. Philips Hue Go White and Color Portable Dimmable LED, $79.95 A smart lamp can help you transition from office to home, even when that's the same place. Credit: Philips/Amazon Foot hammock I don’t have one of these yet, but I am very interested in trying it out. For those days when you want to put your feet up but don’t want to commit to a full recline, the foot hammock provides a perfect compromise. Plus, instead of just using a plain old foot rest, this way, it feels like your feet are on a tropical beach somewhere. Everlasting Comfort Ergonomic Adjustable Foot and Heel Hammock, $22.95 Why not fully commit to WFH comfort? Credit: Everlasting Comfort/Amazon SEE ALSO: 8 of the best desk chairs for any office Just a really good scented candle There’s nothing like a soothing scent to create a relaxing environment, which in turn can lead to being more productive. Plus, in the depths of winter, a flickering candle creates a cozy “hygge” effect. This one from Maison Louis Marie is one of my favorites. It costs about half the price of the high-end ones out there and has an earthy woody scent that’s light yet lasting. Maison Louis Marie Candle No.02 Le Long Fond, $36.00 Make your workspace smell like a woodland fairytale. Credit: Maison Louis Marie/Sephora View the full article
  17. TL;DR: The Icy Bev Kooler 2.0 is just $26.99 at the Mashable Shop as of Dec. 6. There's no point in having beverage coolers in one cabinet and reusable water bottles in another when you can save space and get a product that does both at the same time. Reduce clutter and reduce single-use plastics all at once with the Icy Bev Kooler 2.0. You know a product's good when it gets funded on Indiegogo, and this one reached its goal in a flash. It keeps beverages cold through the double-wall vacuum-sealed bottle that fits snuggly around cans. To make it a beverage cooler for bottles, just add the top cone to the base and it'll be bottle-sized. Even if you're not drinking from a standard long-neck bottle, you can use the circular sizing disc in the base to adjust to the fit of shorter bottles. In general, the Icy Bev will fit most 12-ounce beer and soda cans, and it has the ability to keep the beverages ice cold for hours, even in the hottest temperatures. But the best part of this beverage insulator is that it turns into a stand-alone water bottle when you're not using it to protect your beverages. All you have to do is make sure the base and top cone are firmly attached to the center ring and you can use this device as a regular stainless steel water bottle. Complete with a silicone stopper that can be used to re-seal your bottle, the creators of this personal cooler really thought of everything when it comes to keeping your drinks cold. See how the Icy Bev works and all of its different functions: The Icy Bev Kooler 2.0 retails for $29, but for a limited time, you can save 10% and take it home for just $26.99. Choose from black, blue, rose gold, platinum, silver, or copper. Credit: Grand Fusion Housewares Icy Bev Kooler 2.0 $26.99 at the Mashable Shop Get Deal View the full article
  18. Gracie Abrams, Holly Humberstone, and Baby Queen will join her on the road next yearView the full article
  19. Support acts at select dates include Waxahatchee, Faye Webster, Princess Nokia, and SasamiView the full article
  20. Amazon Wish Lists have become a frequently shared and efficient way for people and organizations to get needed items shipped to them directly, without waiting for cash donations to come in or using their own time to purchase necessities. The fundraising tool is used by a wide variety of online users, especially popular among teachers requesting needed items for classrooms. Amazon even "clears out" the lists of select teachers around the start of the school year. Celebrities and online influencers have also been known to share or clear the lists of both individuals and charities around the country. You might even spot Amazon lists linked in the bios of people on Twitter, Instagram, or, more frequently now, TikTok — often added at the request of viewers who want to help creators who go viral for sharing personal stories and hardships. SEE ALSO: How to turn your social profiles into hubs for charity Donating physical items from lists created by organizations and individuals themselves, instead of general fundraising campaigns, might reassure those who have reservations about donating money online. It's one way to feel like you're giving something tangible to causes and people important to you. Read below for a few tips on how to find and donate to these online lists. Individual listsAmazon users have long been able to make their own Wish Lists, and create registries for things like weddings and baby showers, but you might not know how to find others' lists. The site's registry and gifting page holds all the answers for those looking to donate items to individuals like teachers in your area, online strangers asking for help, or even friends in need. Credit: Mashable / Amazon For now, it's not possible to search through Amazon Wish Lists without knowing some key information. First, you'll need the title of the list itself, or the name of the list's creator (preferably both). Then, find out what kind of list they created— you can search through Wedding Registries, Baby Registries, Birthday Gift Lists, or Custom Gift Lists. For general fundraising and donations, most people will probably use the Custom Gift List option. If needed, you can narrow down your search by location and date it was posted using the menu on the left side of the desktop page. This might come in handy for finding a specific teacher in your area, or narrowing down from a common name. Wish Lists won't show up in the search unless the creator makes them public. Charity lists Amazon has a separate page specifically for Wish Lists created by charities and organizations using the site to fundraise items. The list is part of the AmazonSmile program, which donates a percentage of a user's purchases to a charity of their choice. Charity lists are organized into separate categories, which includes things like pets and animals, environment, human services, and health. You can support places like the ASPCA, Toys for Tots, or even local chapters of large organizations like Make-A-Wish. You can search for a specific organization without narrowing down a category, or browse or search through related organizations addressing similar causes. Select the organization you'd like to support and browse through multiple Wish Lists created by the organization. Some of these lists are organized into categories of items, others by the exact program you'd be supporting within the organization, all depending on its needs. Credit: Mashable / Amazon List makers can note which items are most in demand — look for the green banner at the top of the listing that reads "High Priority." Personal use You might also use Lists yourself, for personal needs or to fundraise for yourself, another individual, or charity in your area. If you have an Amazon account, here's how to make your own Wish List: After logging in on either desktop or the mobile app, find your lists by clicking the account menu — click the three lines in mobile or go to the Accounts & Lists section on desktop. Create a list by selecting the "Create a List" button. Make sure to set it to public if you want it to be discoverable in general searches. After creating, invite people to view, or even edit, the list using the Invite button on the top left of the screen. To edit an item on a list, select the three dots under the listing on the mobile app or use the settings on the right side of the listing while on desktop. You can move, delete, or set a priority for each item. View the full article
  21. Burko – a newcomer in the SoCal house scene – has given DGTL CLR’s heavenly track “Empyrean” a heavy, hard hitting house remix. DGTL CLR is the indie electronic project of Devereaux Jennings, who tastefully mixes house with indie music. Growing up around the ocean of Southern California in San Diego, Devereaux breathes his idea of mellow electro into these Nintendo-techno and house beats. Burko, another San Diego native, has been garnering attention this year with a uniquely dark-yet-melodic style of ‘medieval’ house. Earlier this summer, Burko sold out his first headlining show at Bang Bang in San Diego, and went on to play Insomniac’s Beyond Wonderland shortly after. This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Burko Gives DGTL CLR’s “Empyrean” A Deep Remix View the full article
  22. Earlier this year, Germany’s largest Internet providers agreed to voluntarily block pirate sites as part of a deal they struck with copyright holders. These blockades, which are put in place following a thorough vetting process, are generally implemented on the DNS level. This is a relatively easy option, as all ISPs have their own DNS resolvers. DNS (un)Blocking DNS blocking is also easy to circumvent, however. Instead of using the ISPs’ DNS resolvers, subscribers can switch to alternatives such as Cloudflare, Google, OpenDNS, and Quad9. This relatively simple change will render the ISPs’ blocking efforts useless. This workaround is widely known, also by copyright holders. As such, it may not be a surprise that a few weeks after the German blocking agreement was reached, Sony Music obtained an injunction that requires DNS-resolver Quad9 to block a popular pirate site. A blocking order against a DNS resolver is quite unusual and the Swiss-based non-profit organization Quad9 swiftly announced that it would appeal the verdict. The foundation stressed that it doesn’t condone piracy but believes that enforcing blocking measures through third-party intermediaries is a step too far. Court Upholds Site Blocking Order Quad9 repeated these and other arguments at the Regional Court in Hamburg, asking it to overturn the injunction. After reviewing the input from both sides, the Court chose to uphold the site-blocking requirements. The name of the targeted site remains redacted but the legal paperwork mentions that the unnamed site links to pirated music. We previously deduced that Canna.to is the likely target, as that site was already part of the ISPs’ voluntary blocking agreement when the proceeding was initiated. Having lost its first appeal, Quad9 notes that it will continue to block the site, as required by the injunction. The non-profit is disappointed with the Court’s decision but announced that it will continue its appeal at a higher court. Quad9 Won’t Give Up “We’re disappointed that this first set of hearings ended in what we think is an outcome that is not consistent with the legislative intentions of the German government,” Quad’s General Manager John Todd says. “There are a large number of Internet-based services which we think ultimately are put at serious risk by this ruling, and we will not stop our legal challenges on this injunction.” Quad9 says that it will continue to appeal, not just on behalf of its own organization, but also to defend the rights of its users and other people and organizations who may be impacted by these types of orders going forward. “[We] will continue to pursue our legal fight against what we think is an outcome that threatens the very core of the Internet’s ability to be a useful and trusted tool for everyone. Corporations should not have the ability to directly demand that network infrastructure operators censor sites,” Todd notes. Broad Support The DNS resolver is backed by several other groups and organizations including the German Association of the Internet Industry (eco), Stiftung Mercator Schweiz, and the German Society for Freedom Rights (GFF). GFF project coordinator Julia Reda, who previously served as a Member of the European Parliament for the Pirate Party, notes that German lawmakers previously abolished the “interferer liability” concept for Internet access providers. With this in mind, the blocking order appears to be a step in the wrong direction. “Exposing the operators of recursive DNS resolvers to legal risks erodes the legal safeguards the lawmakers intended to establish,” Reda says. In this case, Quad9 isn’t being held directly liable for any piracy activities. However, the organization is required to take action to prevent potential future infringements by preventing users from resolving the music piracy site. Donations Quad9 welcomes the support of GFF and the other organizations. It’s also happy with the backing from the general public. Heise previously reported that donations increased by 900% after the blocking order was announced earlier this year. The DNS resolver notes that these financial contributions are still much needed to cover the financial costs of the legal battle. It encourages people who have the means to continue their support for the site-blocking appeal. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more. View the full article
  23. In ancient times, before the internet and streaming music, making a mixtape for a loved one was a widely recognised signal of affection. Now such thoughtful gifts have been replaced by playlists in music streaming services like Spotify. While no less meaningful, such digital playlists are much easier to make and share. Here's how to share a Spotify playlist. Open Spotify. Click or tap on the playlist you wish to share. Click or tap on the "..." located to the left on the screen, in line with the play button. This will open a menu. From here, you have different options for how to share the playlist depending on whether you're using Spotify's desktop or mobile app. SEE ALSO: 7 hidden Spotify features you probably didn't know about On desktopSharing a Spotify playlist is fairly straightforward on desktop. From this menu, select "Share" to open a sub-menu. Click "Copy link to playlist." This will copy a link to the playlist which you can then paste in a chat, email, or wherever else you wish. On mobileSharing a Spotify playlist from the mobile app is slightly more complicated, simply because there are so many options for how to do it. To share a scannable Spotify Code: 4. Tap the image at the top of the menu to enlarge it. It will have a Spotify Code along its bottom. 5. Tap "Save to photos" to save the image, or alternatively screenshot it. Note that you will have to give Spotify access to your photos in order to "Save to photos." 6. Send the image to your recipient. They can then use their phone camera to scan the code in their Spotify app and access the playlist. To share via a link: 4. From this menu, select "Share" to open a new window. 5. Similarly to the desktop app, tap "Copy link" to get a link to the playlist. You can then paste this link and send it in a message to your recipient. To share directly into another app: 4. From this menu, select "Share" to open a new window. 5. Select which app you want to share your playlist to from the rows of icons at the bottom of the screen. Options may include Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook, or Instagram. 6. Grant Spotify permission to open the relevant app. It will automatically create a draft post or message containing a link to the playlist. 7. Customise the draft message if you'd like, then send or publish it as normal in your selected app. View the full article
  24. Uh oh. Your iPhone got wet? If you're here, you're probably panicking, so this is the part where we tell you not to worry and that it's going to be OK! Here's what to do if your iPhone gets wet. First and most importantly, power off your phone. Do it now. Do not charge your phone. If your phone was plugged in when it got wet, unplug it. 1. Rinse it?If your iPhone was splashed with something other than water, like, beer for instance, you're actually going to want to rinse your phone with water. Just in the area your phone got wet, though. Not the whole thing. Also it's important to note here that some iPhones are actually water resistant, so if you have an iPhone 7 or later, you're in better luck. SEE ALSO: Best headphones for iPhone owners: Think outside the (AirPods) box 2. Dry it offTo begin drying it, Apple Support suggests that you wipe your phone with a "soft, lint-free cloth." A lens cleaner is probably one of your best options here. 3. Remove the SIM cardOpen the SIM tray by finding it on your phone and ejecting it with a small (but dull) pin, like a paperclip. You'll also want to make sure your iPhone is as dry as possible before opening the tray. 4. Tap the water outNext, tap your phone against your hand lightly. Apple Support recommends you do this with the Lightning connector facing down. This will help remove excess liquid. 5. Let it rest and add airflowOnce you've done that, let your phone rest in a dry area. If you can get some cool air flowing from a fan, and if the air is flowing into the Lightning connector, that'll likely help you. Don't use warm air from an external heat source. 6. Reminder: DO NOT CHARGE ITDefinitely don't try to charge it while it's drying or you could damage it further. Remember, your phone should be off. Apple says you'll want to wait at least five hours before drying to charge it. Also, avoid using other cloths, like paper towels or napkins, to wipe your phone. And don't stick anything inside of it. Q-tips won't help you here. 7. Rice? Silica packets?Some sites suggest other drying methods, like putting your iPhone in a bag of uncooked rice, placing it in a plastic bag with silica packets, or even using a hearing aid dryer for a few hours. If you're desperate or if your phone took a long bath, you may want to try this. You'll surely hear some success stories with these methods, but we'd recommend trying the Apple Support-approved method first. You can check out that page here. And maybe keep your phone away from the beer, next time. View the full article
  25. The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon has its celebrities-doing-celebrity-impressions formula down to a science. But on Friday, actor Keke Palmer advanced the field even further with a revelatory Angela Bassett impression you've just got to see. It's an act Palmer started doing as a child on-set alongside Queen Latifah, and actually debuted to the public on Latifah's talk show in 2013. "Ever since I was a kid, I would always do this Angela Bassett impression for her, and literally every time we work together, she’s always like, ‘Do the Angela! Do the Angela!’" Palmer explained of how she polished the performance to perfection. The spot-on imitation is of Bassett as seen in the 1992 miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream. For those unfamiliar, the scene Palmer reimagined involves Katherine Jackson (Bassett) discovering her husband Joe (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs) has cheated on her. "You lie...and you cheat...And I don't want you, I don't want you!" Palmer bellowed, much to the audiences delight. She chased it with her Shakira and Cher impressions, which are pretty great too. But wow, that Angela is everything. View the full article
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