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  1. SAVE 49%: ExpressVPN is a streaming-friendly service that offers strong connection speeds and reliable unblocking of sites like the ITV Hub. A one-year subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for £83.77 and includes an extra three months for free — 49% off for a limited time. Love Island is well and truly back, with plenty of drama hitting our screens since the first episode on June 6. We're expecting plenty more to come, and we wouldn't want you to miss out on a single moment. Whilst you're in the UK, you can watch every minute for free on ITV. If you momentarily lose your mind and miss an episode, you can catch up on the ITV Hub. So what's the issue? The situation becomes more complicated if you're travelling or living outside the UK. The ITV Hub will recognise that you're not logging in from the UK and block you. Rude. To access the ITV Hub from anywhere in the world, you can use a VPN to hide your real IP address and connect to a secure server in the UK. ExpressVPN is the best option for streaming due to its strong connection speeds and reliable unblocking of sites like the ITV Hub. The unblocking process is also really simple with this popular VPN: sign up to ExpressVPN, connect to a server in the UK, and then log in to the ITV Hub. We're sure you can manage that. A one-year subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for £83.77, saving you 49% on list price. This plan also includes an extra three months of coverage and a year of unlimited cloud backup from Backblaze for free. The deal even comes with a generous 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can recover your cash if you're not totally satisfied. Watch Love Island from anywhere in the world with ExpressVPN. Opens in a new tab Credit: ExpressVPN ExpressVPN (1-Year Subscription + 3 Months Free) (opens in a new tab) £83.77 at ExpressVPN Get Deal (opens in a new tab) View the full article
  2. It is Wednesday, my dudes, and what would the middle of the week be without your favorite mega-viral word puzzle? It's certainly more satisfying when you work it out all by yourself, but sometimes you just get stuck on the daily Wordle — and that's where we come in. The answer to the June 29 Wordle can be found at the end of this article, with the spoiler clearly signposted, or you can make your way down in a more leisurely fashion for a few general tips, gentle hints, and strategies to help you every day. Who made Wordle? Where did Wordle come from? Wordle is a daily word game created by Josh Wardle, a Brooklyn-based software engineer who has developed something of a reputation as a crafter of interesting social experiments. Every day, the people of the internet are greeted with a fresh word puzzle that can only be solved — or not! — using a series of process-of-elimination clues. Thousands of people around the globe now play this game each day, and fans have even created alternatives to Wordle inspired by the original format. This includes music identification game Heardle, Hollywood nerd faves Actorle and Framed, and variations like Dordle and Quordle that make you guess multiple words at once. Not the day you're after? You'll find the Wordle answer for June 28 here. What's the best Wordle starting word?We have some ideas to help you pick the perfect first move (or as close to perfect as you can get without just magically guessing the exact right word). Such tips include choosing a word with at least two different vowels in it, plus a few common consonants such as S, T, R, or N. SEE ALSO: The best Apple deals ahead of Prime Day 2022: MacBooks, iPads, AirPods, and more Is there a Wordle app for Android or iOS? Is Wordle free?You might find "Wordle" results in an iOS App Store or Google Play Store search, but don't mistake it for the real thing. Wordle, the original one Josh Wardle came up with and kindly delivered unto the internet in late 2021, currently only exists as a browser game that lives right here. If you're playing it anywhere else, it's — at best — a shameless knock-off that's trying to capitalize on someone else's success. And, yes, it's still free. Is Wordle getting harder?If you've been finding Wordle too easy, there is a Hard Mode you can enable to give yourself more of a challenge. But unless you activate this mode, we can assure you that Wordle isn't getting harder. A subtle hint for the June 29 Wordle answer:It's an adjective, one often associated with teenagers. Today's Wordle is a 5-letter word that starts with......the letter G. SEE ALSO: Gear up for the summer at REI's Fourth of July sale What's the answer to Wordle on June 29?Ready? We'll tell you today's word now. It's... GAWKY. Don't know the meaning of GAWKY? You're about to learn it. "Gawky" means awkward, clumsy, ungraceful. Reporting by Caitlin Welsh, Amanda Yeo and Adam Rosenberg contributed to this article. View the full article
  3. The pair won the Oscar for Best Original Song for the James Bond theme “No Time to Die” in MarchView the full article
  4. Just when you thought you knew everything there was to know about the January 6 attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election results, some new revelation comes along. But this last-minute bombshell testimony from Cassidy Hutchinson, a former top aide to Trump's chief of staff Mark Meadows, is unlike anything we've heard before. And the former president is none too happy with what Hutchinson shared to the Select Committee and the public, if his posts on Truth Social throughout the televised hearing are any indication. "I hardly know who this person, Cassidy Hutchinson, is, other than I heard very negative things about her (a total phony and “leaker”)..." posted Trump on his social media platform in his first of a dozen rants. "She is bad news!" During Hutchinson's testimony on Tuesday, we discovered that Trump apparently urged the Secret Service to remove the metal detectors from the area where he was giving his speech on the morning of Jan. 6. The attendees were, after all, his supporters, and Trump said they were "not here to hurt me," Hutchinson testified. Trump's response on Truth Social? Denial. Trump ranted about Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony in real-time. Credit: Mashable Screenshot "I didn’t want or request that we make room for people with guns to watch my speech. Who would ever want that?" he posted on his social network, which he only started using last month. "Not me! Besides, there were no guns found or brought into the Capitol Building…So where were all of these guns?" However, Trump's defense is incorrect. A number of his supporters were found to be carrying firearms while storming the Capitol that day and are being charged accordingly. Other Trump supporters were carrying knives, bats, and other weaponry that day too. Hutchinson also testified that Trump had apparently thought he was going to be escorted to the Capitol building on Jan. 6, to join the rioters after his speech had finished. Once he got into the presidential limousine, he found that the Secret Service were refusing to let him go. Irate, Hutchinson said Trump then lunged for the limo's steering wheel and scuffled with his security. The former top White House aide also says she was privy to interesting tidbits that occurred prior to the events of Jan. 6. In December 2020, Trump became so enraged after finding out that then-Attorney General Bill Barr dismissed his election fraud claims that he threw his lunch at the wall, she testified. Hutchinson found a shattered plate and ketchup dripping down the wall in the White House dining room. So Trump shared responses on Truth Social to those portions of Hutchinson's testimony as well. "Her Fake story that I tried to grab the steering wheel of the White House Limousine in order to steer it to the Capitol Building is 'sick' and fraudulent, very much like the Unselect Committee itself," wrote Trump. "Wouldn’t even have been possible to do such a ridiculous thing." "Her story of me throwing food is also false…and why would SHE have to clean it up, I hardly knew who she was?" he continued. From there, Trump proceeded to demonstrate how he would never act out in a fit of rage by…acting out in a fit of rage. The 45th president just kept posting his disapproval. Credit: Mashable Screenshot "Her body language is that of a total bull…. artist. Fantasy Land!" posted Trump. "A Total Phony!!!" he said in another Truth Social post. The 45th president also denied saying that his vice president, Mike Pence, "deserved" to be hanged for not helping Trump overturn the 2020 presidential elections which he lost to the current president Joe Biden. Trump proceeded to call the hearing a "Kangaroo Court!" because there was no "cross-examination of the witness." It's important to note that this is not a trial. Also Trump and the Republican Party have refused to take part in the hearings. All-in-all, if you wondered what Trump's behavior would've been like on Twitter during these hearings if he wasn't banned, Trump is showing you right on Truth Social: pejoratives and trash talk with some classic Trump-isms peppered in. But being that its on his own social media platform, he's now monetizing it as well…at least while he can. A federal criminal investigation is currently threatening the merger deal between Trump's social media business and Digital World Acquisition Corp. (DWAC), a publicly-listed shell company. The merger would essentially fast-track Trump's business into becoming a publicly traded company. DWAC's shares have plummeted based on the news. Between the Jan. 6 Select Committee and this investigation, expect more angry tweets…err…"truths" from Trump in the near future. View the full article
  5. Amazon Prime Day is just around the corner — 48 hours of deals on deals are coming your way starting July 12. But before you start panicking about missing out on all the good gets, we have a pro tip for you: Organize your "wishlist." And do it before Prime Day, because having all of your ducks in a row ahead of Amazon’s annual sale bonanza is going to save you time, money, and your precious sanity. SEE ALSO: The best early Prime Day deals: Amazon devices, kitchen essentials, and more If it’s news to you that Amazon even offers such a feature, here’s how it works: Basically, every product page on the retail giant’s website has a little “add to list” button right around where the “add to cart” button is located (very convenient placement). Click on that, and you can add said product to your personal Amazon wishlist, or any other list that you’ve created for yourself on your profile. Do this with every gadget, gizmo, and knick-knack you think would make a worthy addition to your collection of goods, or shop for upcoming birthdays, bridal showers, or even the winter holidays. What you’ll end up with is an organized, definitive page of all that you desire. View it all at a glance, or even rank each item based on how much you want it. Your Amazon wishlist is one of the most useful tools that you have at your disposal come Prime Day. Then, and here's the important part, be sure to check back on your list when Prime Day kicks into high gear — you’ll be able to see which products have gone on sale and snatch them up before they’re gone. WARNING: Only add the necessities to your wishlist or risk critical failure and end up with mass shipments of shit you don’t need, never needed, and will never need. (Did you *have* to get that life-size cardboard cutout of Danny DeVito? No. No you didn’t. But now he’s standing there in the corner of your living room. And he’s watching you.) But that’s not where the perks of "wishlisting" cap out. In fact, if you download Amazon’s mobile companion app, you’ll be granted the added benefit of "wishlist alerts." These alerts can aid in notifying you when an item on your wishlist becomes a “lighting deal,” as well as when a sold-out item on your wishlist goes back in stock. This isn’t a notification setting that's turned on by default, so you’ll have to go in and check it off yourself. All you have to do is open up the Amazon app, go into your settings, then to your notifications, and click on “your watched and waitlisted deals.” It's this one. Credit: Screenshot Voilà — now you’ll never miss a deal for something you actually want. Your Amazon wishlist is one of the most useful tools that you have at your disposal to ensure a successful Prime Day experience. Also, keep a watchful eye out for our Prime Day coverage, where we’ll be highlighting all the best deals that you can get your hands on. UPDATE: Jun. 28, 2022, 4:25 p.m. EDT This story was originally published in 2021. It has been updated with new information regarding Prime Day 2022. View the full article
  6. Check out our favorite early Prime Day Apple deals at Amazon as of June 28: BEST MACBOOK DEAL: The 2021 MacBook Pro (M1 Pro, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) is a powerhouse laptop for creatives — $2,299 $2,499 (save $200) BEST IPAD DEAL: The 2021 11" iPad Pro (WiFi, 128GB) is the best tablet for artists and back at its lowest price ever — $699 $799 (save $100) BEST APPLE WATCH DEAL: The Apple Watch Series 7 (41mm, GPS) comes with the latest fitness features at a nice markdown — $329 $399 (save $70) BEST AIRPODS DEAL: The AirPods Max are statement over-the-ear headphones with impressive noise cancellation — $429.99 $549 (save $119.01 with coupon automatically applied at checkout) You don't have to be a diehard Apple fan to know that deals from the brand don't come around all that often. While it's still possible to find some Apple sales throughout the year, your best bet for scoring the biggest savings is striking when the shopping holiday iron is hot. Amazon Prime Day doesn't officially start until July 12, but the sales on iPads, Apple Watches, MacBooks, and more have already started. Check out our top picks below and don't forget to check out more early Prime Day deals before July 12. Mac and MacBook deals Opens in a new tab Credit: Apple Our pick: 2021 MacBook Pro (M1 Pro, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) (opens in a new tab) $2,299 at Amazon (save $200) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) Why we like itCheck out Mashable's official review of the 2021 MacBook Pro. This is not an everyday laptop, so it doesn't come at an everyday price. But for people who want to multitask while editing photos or videos, room-filling speakers, a battery life that's built to last, and the workflow that only a 16-inch Liquid Retina XDR display can provide, the latest MacBook Pro is the way to go. More Mac and MacBook deals2021 MacBook Pro 16-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Pro, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $2,299 $2,499 (save $200) 16-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Pro, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $2,499 $2,699 (save $200) 2020 MacBook Pro, 13-inch MacBook Pro (M1, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) — $1,099.99 $1,299 (save $199.01) 2020 MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Air (M1, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $1,179 $1,249 (save $70) More Macs 2020 Mac Mini (M1, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $849 $899 (save $50) 2020 21.5-inch iMac (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) — $837.99 $1,099 (save $261.01) iPad deals Opens in a new tab Credit: Apple Our pick: 2021 11" iPad Pro (WiFi, 128GB) (opens in a new tab) $699 at Amazon (save $100) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) Why we like it While the casual tablet user might not need an iPad Pro, artists and creative will appreciate the processing power that this iPad's M1 chip provides. Factor in the Liquid Retina XDR display and the 128GB of built-in storage, and the record-low markdown on this iPad somehow gets even better. More iPad dealsiPad 2021 iPad (WiFi, 64GB) — $309 $329 (save $20) 2021 iPad (WiFi, 256GB) — $429 $479 (save $50) iPad Mini 2021 iPad Mini (WiFi, 64GB) — $459.98 $499 (save $39.02) iPad Air 2022 iPad Air (WiFi, 64GB) — $559 $599 (save $40) 2022 iPad Air (WiFi, 256GB) — $679 $749 (save $70) iPad Pro 2021 11" iPad Pro (WiFi, 128GB) — $699 $799 (save $100) 2021 11" iPad Pro (WiFi, 256GB) — $849 $899 (save $50) Apple Watch deals Opens in a new tab Credit: Apple Our pick: Apple Watch Series 7 (41mm, GPS) (opens in a new tab) $329 at Amazon (save $70) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) Why we like itIs it the most exciting Apple Watch deal we've ever seen? No, but it's always nice when the latest Apple Watch, with its blood oxygen and ECG sensors, support of bike workouts, and ample screen space takes a $70 price cut. (It often sits at only $50 or even $30 off.) More Apple Watch dealsSeries 7 Apple Watch Series 7 (41mm, GPS) — $329 $399 (save $70) Apple Watch Series 7 (45mm, GPS) — $359 $429 (save $70) Apple Watch Series 7 (41mm, GPS + cellular) — $429 $499 (save $70) Apple Watch Series 7 (41mm, GPS + cellular) in gold stainless steel — $599 $699 (save $100) Apple Watch Series 7 (45mm, GPS + cellular) — $436 $529 (save $93) SE Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS) — $229 $279 (save $50) Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS + cellular) — $279.99 $329 (save $49.01 with coupon automatically applied at checkout) Apple Watch SE (44mm, GPS) — $259.99 $309 (save $49.01) Apple Watch SE (44mm, GPS + cellular) — $309.99 $359 (save $49.01) Series 3 Apple Watch Series 3 (42mm, GPS) — $199 $229 at Amazon (save $30) AirPods deals Opens in a new tab Credit: Apple Our pick: AirPods Max (opens in a new tab) $429.99 at Amazon (save $119.01 with coupon automatically applied at checkout) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) Why we like itCheck out Mashable's official review of the AirPods Max. Are the only over-the-ear AirPods ridiculously expensive? Yes. But do they offer excellent audio quality and good battery life in a stylish package? Also yes. And they're back down to their Black Friday price, which happens to be their all-time low price, in every color but pink and green. More AirPods dealsAirPods (second gen) — $119.98 $159 (save $39.02) AirPods (third gen) — $169 $179 (save $10) AirPods Pro — $199.98 $249 (save $49.02) AirPods Max— $429.99 $549 (save $119.01 with coupon automatically applied at checkout) Other Apple accessories deals Opens in a new tab Credit: Beats Our pick: Beats Studio3 noise cancelling headphones (opens in a new tab) $209.51 at Amazon (save $140.44) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) Why we like itIf you're not so much a fan of the AirPods Max but still want a pair of headphones with great noise cancellation, the Beats Studio 3's have got you covered. With 22 hours of battery life, a W1 chip for easy pairing, and a much smaller price tag than the AirPods, you won't feel like you're sacrificing much by opting for an AirPods alternative. More Apple accessories dealsBeats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones — $151.49 $199.95 (save $48.46) 2021 Apple TV 4K (32GB) — $168.98 $179 (save $10.02) Powerbeats Pro Totally Wireless Earphones — $199.95 $249.95 at Amazon (save $50) Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones — $209.51 $349.95 at Amazon (save $140.44) View the full article
  7. Hudson Mohawke officially returns to announce his forthcoming album, Cry Sugar, due August 12. With the announcement arriving alongside a new pair of singles in “Cry Sugar (Megamix)” and “Bicstan” plus an accompanying kingcon2k11-directed Megamix visualizer, in 2022, Hudson Mohawke cries sugar. On “Cry Sugar (Megamix)” Hudson takes various parts from the full album to offer a window into the project’s full sonic palette ahead of release, while “Bicstan” dabs elements of Roland TB-303 flecked acid and driving gabber alongside floating, effervescent vocals and Kerri Chandler-esque house chords. Cry Sugar serves as HudMo’s first work deeply informed by apocalyptic film scores and soundtracks by everyone from the late Vangelis to the goofy major-chord pomp of 90s John Williams. Cry Sugar also serves as Mohawke’s own demented OST to score the twilight of our cultural meltdown. Watch the megamix below and stream the first single, “Bicstan.” Photo by Jonnie Chambers This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Hudson Mohawke Announces New Album, Drops Album Megamix + First Single View the full article
  8. Robot vacuum deals have always been a pillar of Prime Day. Oddly, though, many of the best deals on robot vacuums ahead of Prime Day aren't from Amazon. Thanks to competing summer sales from Best Buy and Walmart, you have a handful of options to find the model that best suits your budget. BEST BUDGET DEAL: The Wyze Robot Vacuum is the rare ultra-affordable pick that can be sent to specific rooms — $165 $329 (save $164) BEST SELF-EMPTYING DEAL: The Shark IQ RV1002AE cleans competently, self-empties, and offers zone cleaning — $299.99 $599.99 (save $300) BEST ROBOT VACUUM/MOP DEAL: The Roborock S6 Pure can sweep and scrub specific rooms for less than $400 — $359.99 $599.99 (save $240) Robot vacuums under $200 Opens in a new tab Credit: Wyze Our pick: Wyze robot vacuum (opens in a new tab) $165 at Walmart (save $164) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) Why we like itRoombas generally don't have the ability to map and clean specific rooms until around the $500 price point. That's what makes the Wyze vacuum so impressive. Its LiDAR tower emits 2,016 laser pointers every second to generate a floor plan of your home. On the app, you can edit walls or re-label areas, or create a schedule. More robot vacuums under $200ionvac Smart Clean 2000 — $97 $179.88 (save $82.88) Eufy 11S — $139.99 $229.99 (save $90) Ecovacs G30 Edge — $199.99 $339.99 (save $140) Robot vacuums under $500 Opens in a new tab Credit: Shark Our pick: Shark IQ RV1002AE (opens in a new tab) $299.99 at Walmart Get Deal (opens in a new tab) Why we like itShark's largest self-emptying dock can hold 45 days of dust bin refuse before you'll need to deal with it. The vacuum itself maps out your home, then follows that map with methodical row-by-row sweeping. In the Shark app, you can select specific rooms to clean. More robot vacuums under $500iRobot Roomba i1 — $229 $399.99 (save $170.99) Dreamtech D9 — $239.99 $299.99 (save $60) Shark AI AV2001 — $249.99 $429.99 (save $180) iRobot Roomba i3 Evo — $299 $349.99 (save $50.99) Shark AI AC22501S — $395.66 $549.99 (save $154.44) Dreametech L10 Pro — $389.99 $489.99 (save $100) iRobot Roomba i4+ — $489 $649.99 (save $160.99) Shark IQ AV1010AE XL — $393.50 $599.99 (save $206.49) Eufy RoboVac X8 — $379.99 $599.99 (save $220) Neato Robotics D9 — $499 $699.99 (save $200.99) Robot vacuums under $800 Opens in a new tab Credit: Samsung Our pick: Samsung JetBot+ (opens in a new tab) $520.15 at Amazon (save $279.84) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) Why we like itAmazon's 30% discount on Samsung's Jet Bot+ is a gem of a find compared to the full price listed on Samsung's own website. The Jet Bot+ uses LiDAR to map your home and cleans by identifying the type of surface and amount of dust it's dealing with. The compact Clean Station holds up to a month's worth of debris. More robot vacuums under $800:iRobot Roomba j7+ — $689.01 $799.99 (save $110.98) Robot vacuum and mop hybrids and dedicated robot mops Opens in a new tab Credit: Roborock Our pick: Roborock S5 Max (opens in a new tab) $359.99 at Amazon (save $240) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) Why we like it:Opting for a vacuum with LiDAR mapping is a smart move if you have a complicated floor plan. The Roborock S5 Max helps avoid a "bumper car" situation by remembering the layout of each floor of your home and steering clear of the virtual boundaries you set. It also brings mopping to the table, which the cheaper S4 Max does not. More hybrids and robot mops on saleRoborock E4 — $219.99 $379.99 (save $160) Roborock E5 — $239.99 $359.99 (save $120) Shark AI VacMop — $349.99 $479.99 (save $130) Ecovacs T8 Aivi — $499.99 $799.99 (save $300) Ecovacs N8 Pro+ — $449.99 $599.99 (save $150) Are robot vacuums worth it?The control of an upright vacuum comes with its own type of satisfaction. But if you're not one to classify cleaning as cathartic, a robot vacuum could erase that huge, agonizing task from of your chore list. (And did we mention the joy of having "first day clean" floors all the time?) But whether robot vacuums are worth it or not comes with a caveat: It can't be just any robot vacuum. A cheap robovac that doesn't do the job right — scattering dust, bumping into walls, getting stuck on area rugs — might actually create more work for you. What to consider when buying a robot vacuumSuction power: A vacuum is the one purchase that you hope sucks a lot. Suction power is typically measured in Pascals (Pa), with most current vacs ranging between 1,500 Pa and 3,000 Pa. Stronger sucking will be needed to pick up heavier pieces of debris (be sure to set a no-go zone around Legos) and to pull matted-down pet hair from rugs. Floor type: Carpeting and high pile rugs will probably require stronger suction than hard floors, as well as special features like an extra-wide or self-cleaning brush roll to prevent hair from wrapping and clogging. Folks in homes with multiple floor types might consider a bigger, sturdier robot vacuum that can hurl itself and its wheels over mats, rugs, and transitions from carpet to hard floors. Automatic emptying: Because robot vacuums are typically under four inches tall, their onboard dust bins are also small — which means they frequently require emptying. (Dustbins fill up particularly quickly in homes with pets.) A self-emptying vacuum takes that job out of your hands, emptying itself into a larger dustbin in its charging dock. These larger bins can typically hold weeks of dirt without needing to be cleaned or dumped out. Home layout: Every robot vacuum is equipped with sensors and drop detection. But if your home has lots of rooms, lots of turns, or lots of close-together furniture, you'll have fewer navigation issues with an advanced model that uses intelligent mapping to remember exactly how your home is laid out, including labeling of specific rooms, mental notes of staircases, and ability to deploy zone cleaning. Low-profile furniture: No one should have to be scared about what's accumulated under their couch over the past year. A robot vacuum measuring three inches or less in height should be able to scoot under most low-hanging couches and beds. Battery life and square footage: One of the main complaints people have about their robot vacuum is that it craps out in the middle of the floor. Larger spaces require more time to clean, and it all depends on how annoyed you'll be if it only finishes a few rooms at a time. Average run times for the list below range between 90 and 200 minutes, which translate to about 500 and 2,800 square feet covered on one charge. App control: WiFi-enabled robot vacuums can be synced with a smartphone app to control scheduling, manual start, cleaning settings, as well as telling your vac to make its rounds when you're not home. Low-end models that don't connect to WiFi will usually come with a separate remote. If you're used to asking Alexa or Google to turn off the lights or tell you the weather, a model with voice integration will blend in nicely. View the full article
  9. A new single released on International Pride DayView the full article
  10. A year of attacks against reproductive rights culminated in the overturning of Roe v. Wade on June 24, with communities around the nation responding in protest. The decision also reinvigorated a growing business response to abortion access, with dozens of employers pledging to cover their employees' costs for abortion travel or care. These employers are attempting to join an already deeply established, historic network of activists, nonprofits, and other reproductive health and justice organizations who offer support to people seeking abortions around the country. These grassroots efforts include national abortion funds, clinic networks, and other means of practical support for those on the ground, including grants for out-of-state travel. Organizations like the National Abortion Federation, Abortion Care Network, and the National Network of Abortion Funds help connect individuals to providers or others who can provide assistance, including a network of independent, community-based abortion providers. SEE ALSO: 5 interactive tools for learning about abortion access in your state Employer support through covered health plans or monetary reimbursement adds another, albeit more corporate, layer to this fold of reproductive health access, but the announcements have also prompted justified privacy concerns about an employer's right to your personal health information. And at the same time, some experts say employers should anticipate legal backlash from state lawmakers and those standing in the way of accessible abortion, Reuters reports. Other legal professionals contend they'll be protected in civil lawsuits by federal laws overseeing employer-sponsored healthcare and employees, including the 1974 Employee Retirement Income Security Act (or ERISA). ERISA prohibits states from enacting requirements that relate to such health plans, but wouldn't apply to criminal cases. Even so, employers — especially corporate tech and media giants — have the resources and ability to take on legal risk far beyond that of the individuals seeking abortion care. It's well past the time for wealthy companies to step up and protect their employees' right to choose. Also important to note: many of these businesses have balked at, or directly contributed to, other harmful legislation that fails to protect the rights of those within the LGBTQ community. Below are the organizations that have made initial commitments to do so, in varying capacities. You can also visit DontBanEquality.com to learn more about the coalition of more than 500 businesses pledging support for reproductive rights. Tech and social mediaMeta Apple Amazon Google Microsoft Adobe Sony Box.com Intuit Reddit Tesla Mozilla RetailStarbucks Dick's Sporting Goods Patagonia DoorDash GrubHub Levi Strauss & Co. H&M Nike Adidas Johnson & Johnson Allbirds Estée Lauder Companies URBN (Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Free People, BHLDN, Terrain, FP Movement, and Nuuly) Ulta Beauty E.l.f Beauty Him & Hers Nordstrom Chobani Ben & Jerry’s Impossible Foods TravelUber Lyft Airbnb Alaska Airlines Expedia Group EntertainmentDisney Warner Bros Discovery Paramount Netflix LiveNation Comcast FinanceCitigroup Bank of America JPMorgan Chase BlackRock Wells Fargo Goldman Sachs Deutsche Bank Paypal Miscellaneous Zillow T-Mobile Yelp Duolingo WeWork Open Sea Indeed.com View the full article
  11. White noise has been a trustworthy aid for a variety of reasons, such as meditation, studying, sleeping with insomnia, and helping young children (and their parents) fall asleep faster. After stumbling across #brownnoise TikTok, however, I may never go back to white noise again. Credit: TikTok / hannahemaute Whereas white noise encompasses sounds from all over the spectrum, including low, mid-range, and high frequency notes, brown noise uses only low frequency and bass-heavy notes. This makes brown noise much deeper in sound than white noise and more ideal for those who find the high frequency notes in white noise uncomfortable. Both can occur naturally in nature: Gentle rain showers and crashing waves are examples of white noise, while thunder and strong winds are examples of brown noise. TikTokkers, especially those with ADHD, have been raving about the benefits of brown noise as opposed to white noise. While previous studies have shown the benefits of white noise on cognitive performance and verbal working memory in ADHD, the effects of brown noise are relatively understudied. Some people find that brown noise is more effective in quieting thoughts, allowing for better focus and productivity. Others prefer it to white noise for sleeping, or simply for the calming effect. Credit: TikTok / htizz I suffer from bouts of tinnitus and the high frequency notes in white noise can often make it worse. So far, brown noise has helped distract me from uncomfortable tinnitus sounds. And I’m not the only one who finds comfort in brown noise: I’ve found that my cats seem to prefer it for the low frequency rumbles as well. If you’re not a fan of brown noise or white noise, don’t despair! There’s also pink noise, blue noise, violet noise, and gray noise, all of which operate on different frequencies. Ready to hear what all the hype is about? Here are a few apps you can use to play noise: 1. Noise Generator Credit: Rizwana Zafer Noise Generator allows you to choose sounds from the whole spectrum. Users can customize sounds based on color, low and high cuts, and balance. For those who are sensitive to frequencies, this app allows you to pick and choose which frequencies sound the most comfortable to you. 2. Noise Machine - Brown, Pink Credit: Rizwana Zafer Noise Machine allows you to filter by white noise, pink noise, and brown noise. Although the initial app is free, the sounds have a time limit of 5 minutes. Users can pay $10 to unlock the app for life and play all three sounds without a time limit. 3. White Noise Credit: Rizwana Zafer Although titled “White Noise,” this app allows you to choose from a variety of sounds. Users have the option to mix sounds and control the fade, oscillator, and timer for each sound. In the free version, sounds are limited to eight hours. View the full article
  12. If nothing else, it seems like Elon Musk’s satellite internet service is at least usable. That’s one conclusion you can draw from Ookla’s latest Speedtest report measuring the first full year of Starlink service after its beta launch in late 2020. From the first quarter of 2021 through the first quarter of 2022, Starlink’s median download speed in the United States jumped a hefty 38 percent, from 65Mbps (Megabits per second) to 90Mbps. Interestingly, the latest number is actually a bit slower than the last quarterly report from fall and winter 2021, in which Starlink came in with a median speed of 104Mbps in the U.S. (Note: Ookla and Mashable are both owned by the same parent company, Ziff Davis) Starlink speeds have risen in the U.S. year over year, but you can see a small decrease from last winter until now. Credit: Ookla Another minor oddity is that median upload speeds (a less important metric measuring how quickly your devices send data to the network) decreased from 16Mbps to 9Mbps over the past year. Unless you’re using Starlink internet to stream to Twitch (a terrible idea), that probably doesn’t affect you that much. For reference, Ookla’s latest data shows a median download speed of 152Mbps for fixed broadband in the U.S. In other words, Starlink’s satellite internet speeds are getting noticeably faster, but they still lag behind traditional home internet services by a significant amount. It also doesn’t help matters that Starlink recently got a price hike, now sitting at an initial investment of $600 just to get the equipment to make it work. There’s also a $110 monthly bill, which to be fair is not that far off from residential internet in New York City. It’s reasonable that it would cost money to bring relatively fast internet to remote areas via satellite, but still, that’s a big pile of cash to plunk down on internet. SEE ALSO: SpaceX achieves incredible feat of 3 launches in 36 hours Still, at least Elon Musk can say one thing with his name attached is actually delivering the goods (and not drama). View the full article
  13. The DistroVid service distributes unlimited videos to the streamers for $99 a yearView the full article
  14. Rezz has released on many labels, including mau5trap, Deadbeats, and Confession, but she’s now announced that she’s starting her own music label. If you look through her releases on Spotify, many releases dating back to 2018 have been released under Rezz Music, such as her Beyond The Senses EP in 2019. It appears that around 2020, Rezz Music was under exclusive license to RCA Records. Though, it’s unclear at this time whether she’s regaining sole ownership of Rezz Music and relaunching it with other artists or if she’s doing something else entirely. As for what music the label will be releasing, she says, “You can already guess.” Label-branded events will also happen down the road as Rezz will also play the label tracks out at her own shows. Stay tuned for more info. Photo via Maria Jose Govea @thesupermaniak This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Rezz Announces She Is Starting Her Own Label View the full article
  15. It is *checks notes* Tuesday June 28, and if you're trying to get your head around the idea that we're just about halfway through the year, you're not alone. A simple word puzzle should be easier to wrap your head around, but sometime you just get stuck on the daily Wordle — and that's where we come in. The answer to the June 28 Wordle can be found at the end of this article, with the spoiler clearly signposted, or you can make your way down in a more leisurely fashion for a few tips, gentle hints, and strategies to help you every day. Who made Wordle? Where did Wordle come from? Wordle is a daily word game created by Josh Wardle, a Brooklyn-based software engineer who has developed something of a reputation as a crafter of interesting social experiments. Every day, the people of the internet are greeted with a fresh word puzzle that can only be solved — or not! — using a series of process-of-elimination clues. Thousands of people around the globe now play this game each day, and fans have even created alternatives to Wordle inspired by the original format. This includes music identification game Heardle, Hollywood nerd faves Actorle and Framed, and variations like Dordle and Quordle that make you guess multiple words at once. Not the day you're after? You'll find the Wordle answer for June 27 here. Look to the future! Here's where to find June 29's Wordle solution and hints. What's the best Wordle starting word?We have some ideas to help you pick the perfect first move (or as close to perfect as you can get without just magically guessing the exact right word). Such tips include choosing a word with at least two different vowels in it, plus a few common consonants such as S, T, R, or N. What happened to the Wordle archive?While you could once play the entire archive of past puzzles, the archive was taken down at the request of the New York Times, according to the site. Is Wordle getting harder?If you've been finding Wordle too easy, there is a Hard Mode you can enable to give yourself more of a challenge. But unless you activate this mode, we can assure you that Wordle isn't getting harder. SEE ALSO: The Apple Watch SE has hit a new record-low price A subtle hint for the June 28 Wordle answer:It's an adjective, and a bit of an old-fashioned one at that. Today's Wordle is a 5-letter word that starts with......the letter D. What's the answer to Wordle on June 27?Ready? We'll finally tell you the answer. It's... DROLL. Don't know the meaning of DROLL? That's OK! DROLL means witty, dryly funny, often in a surprising or unusual way. Reporting by Caitlin Welsh, Amanda Yeo and Adam Rosenberg contributed to this article. View the full article
  16. Last week, Brazilian law enforcement agencies announced a new wave of Operation 404. The anti-piracy initiative began in 2019 and with the assistance of law enforcement agencies in the United States and United Kingdom, Brazilian authorities claim to have put hundreds of websites and apps out of action via blocking and domain seizures. Department of Justice Announces Seizures Following last week’s announcement by the Government of Brazil, the US Department of Justice released additional information on Monday. It confirmed that as part of ongoing efforts by the Department of Justice and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to combat copyright infringement, six website domains had been seized. As the seizure banner now displayed on those domains shows, the official seals of IPR Center, Department of Justice, and Homeland Security Investigations are followed by that of Brazil’s Ministry of Justice and Public Security, indicating the seizures were carried out to assist the Brazilian government. The six domains – all unquestionably linked to music piracy – read as follows: Corourbanos.com, Corourbano.com, Pautamp3.com, SIMP3.com, Flowactivo.co and Mp3Teca.ws. Things get more interesting when drilling down into how the domains were seized and on what basis. But there are other questions too. Affidavit in Support of Seizure Warrant On June 14, 2022, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (ICE) filed an HSI Special Agent affidavit at the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. It details why there is probable cause to seize the six domains by citing alleged criminal copyright infringement offenses. The affidavit states that in April 2022, HSI received information from Brazil-based anti-piracy company Ltahub, which acts as a representative of Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, Sony Music Group, and Interscope Records in Latin America & the Caribbean. Also in April, HSI received additional information from IFPI which, in common with its member labels, confirmed that the domains were being used to distribute copyrighted music without authorization. The Special Agent confirmed that infringing music could be downloaded in the Eastern District of Virginia. The Infringing Domains Given the evidence in the affidavit, there is no doubt that the domains engage in mass copyright infringement. Corourbanos.com and Corourbano.com are linked, with the former servicing an estimated 1.1 million visitors per month but the latter, just 72K. Pautamp3.com has an estimated monthly audience of 680,000 visits, SIMP3.com an estimated 1.8 million, Flowactivo.co around 1.6 million (more on that later), and Mp3Teca.ws roughly 1.4 million. Given that pre-release piracy is considered one of the most damaging forms of infringement by the recording industry, it’s worth highlighting that Corourbanos.com and SIMP3.com are directly accused of making music available in advance of commercial release. As per the affidavit, all of the pirate music site domains easily meet the standard for criminal copyright infringement. Domain Seizures After showing that the domains are involved in criminality as per US law, the HSI Special Agent states that a criminal seizure warrant is justified on the basis that if the domain owners were convicted, the domains would be subject to forfeiture. While there is nothing in the affidavit (or subsequent IFPI and DoJ press releases) to indicate that the owners of the domains are being prosecuted, seizing their domains at this stage immediately puts their platforms out of action. And as it turns out, seizing them wasn’t difficult at all since they all have connections to the United States, one way or another. Corourbanos.com, Corourbano.com Pautamp3.com, and SIMP3.com, all utilize the ‘.com’ top-level domain. The registry for ‘.com’ is VeriSign, conveniently located in Reston, Virginia, meaning that these domains could be seized at the highest level. Verisign was required to direct the domains to two specified name servers (ns1.seizedservers.com and ns2.seizedservers.com) and prevent any further modification or transfer, pending completion of forfeiture proceedings. The registry was also ordered to notify US-based domain registrars GoDaddy and Namecheap of the seizures so they could make the necessary administrative changes. The seizures of Flowactivo.co and Mp3Teca.ws were executed differently since their domain registries are located outside United States jurisdiction. The registry for ‘.co’ is in Bogotá, Colombia, and the registry for ‘.ws’ is in Samoa. These jurisdiction issues were easily overcome by ignoring these overseas registries altogether. Dropping down a level, HSI/ICE targeted the domains’ registrar instead. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, GoDaddy LLC was given the same name server and modification prevention instructions as Verisign, which provided a functionally similar end result. Domains Seized For Brazil. Interesting The HSI/ICE affidavit filed in Virginia makes no mention of cooperation with the Brazilian authorities or indeed Operation 404, of which the seizures were a part. This is where the seizures start to make less sense, at least considering their presentation by both US and Brazilian authorities. Corourbanos.com enjoyed around 1.1 million visits per month, confirmed by data provided by SimilarWeb. However, the same data shows that the overwhelming majority of visitors were from Peru (50%), Dominican Republic (12.4%), and Chile (9.4%). Just 6.4% came from the United States with Mexico coming in below 3%. Corourbano.com had just 76,000 visitors per month with just over 89% coming from Peru. Less than 6% came from Spain, with the Dominican Republic and Guatemala following with 3% and 2% respectively. In short, these two domains presented in Spanish were of little interest to Brazilians who, in the main, speak Portuguese. Pautamp3.com continues a similar pattern. Presented in Spanish (around 4% of Brazil’s population are speakers), around 27% of its visitors are predictably from Spain, 17% from Argentina, 11% from Mexico, 6% from Chile and 5.5% hail from Ecuador. Whichever way the traffic is cut, the share from Brazil and the United States is negligible. SIMP3.com is also presented in Spanish and is most popular in Spain (30%), through to Mexico, Argentina, Peru, and Colombia (6%). Again, interest in Brazil is negligible. Flowactivo.co is also in Spanish but bucks the trend with 37% of its visitors coming from the US, followed by Spain, Italy and Venezuela. However, the site’s traffic is much smaller than the 1.6 million visits per month cited in the affidavit. Over the past three months the platform had just 130K visits per month according to SimilarWeb data. Traffic claims for Mp3Teca.ws also seem inflated. The affidavit claims 1.4 million visits per month but SimilarWeb disagrees stating between 800K and a million visits per month over the last three months. And again, the site isn’t remotely popular in Brazil or the United States. Most traffic comes from Venezuela (20%) followed by Dominican Republic, Spain, Mexico and Ecuador (7%). Conclusion From the small sample of data it’s difficult to draw solid conclusions but it’s certainly interesting that of six domain seizures carried out by the United States, ostensibly to assist a Brazilian anti-piracy operation, none are of notable interest to pirates in Brazil. On the other hand, the recording industry outside Brazil (especially in Spanish-speaking countries) will benefit but quite why that had to be achieved through the US and Brazil is another question. An answer may partially lie in Brazil being under continued US scrutiny for not doing enough to combat piracy. It’s on the USTR’s Special 301 Watch List (pdf) for failing to combat IPTV piracy, for example, and interestingly the latest phase of Operation 404 prominently featured seized streaming devices. The other big takeaway is that if pirate sites use a domain that either has its registry or registrar in the United States, it can be taken away in an instant. That raises the question of the hundreds of pirate sites that have more traffic than even the most popular of these six seized domains, yet somehow remain completely untargeted by similar US seizures. The seizure documents can be found here and here (pdf) From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more. View the full article
  17. Proceeds from the Be Sweet Lager will benefit Heart of Dinner, which combats food insecurity within New York City’s elderly Asian American communityView the full article
  18. You don't have to go home, but you can't party here: Airbnb hosts, everywhere. Airbnb, the short-term rental app, announced Tuesday that it would permanently ban parties. Lots of hosts have long barred their guests from having large events, but now the platform itself has instituted the ban. Airbnb first put a temporary kibosh on parties when the COVID pandemic began in 2020. The policy was put in effect "until further notice" because folks were using rentals to party when bars and restaurants shut down. With the announcement Tuesday, Airbnb decided the ban has worked, not only as a COVID-prevention measure but also as a tool for the overall health of the service. "Over time, the party ban became much more than a public health measure. It developed into a bedrock community policy to support our Hosts and their neighbors," the company wrote in a press release. "Moreover — it’s been working. We believe there is a direct correlation between our implementation of the policy in August 2020 and a 44% year-over-year drop in the rate of party reports." The policy both bans parties and strictly prohibits Airbnb properties that effectively function as party houses. The company said it banned a little more than 6,600 guests last year who attempted to skirt the party policy. SEE ALSO: People are sharing their worst Airbnb experiences on Twitter While the party ban has become permanent, Airbnb did lift a restriction on the number of guests a property can host. When the temporary party ban was instituted, it included a 16-guest occupancy cap. Airbnb has lifted that cap, saying there are some properties that can comfortably house — or even rely on housing — 16 or more people. View the full article
  19. In 2018, 12 boys and the coach of their soccer team were trapped in the Tham Luang caves in Thailand after a sudden rainstorm. In the days that followed, a daring rescue mission traveled through the flooded caves to get them out alive. The incredible true story was the focus of the documentary The Rescue, and now it's the subject of Ron Howard's upcoming film Thirteen Lives. SEE ALSO: The 21 best documentaries on Disney+ that put you behind the scenes Howard's film stars Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell, and Joel Edgerton as cave divers, who must make impossible decisions and face life-or-death stakes as they work to save the trapped soccer team. Thirteen Lives is in select theaters July 29 and streaming Aug. 5 on Prime Video. View the full article
  20. Save $50: As of June 28, the Cuisinart 3-in-1 Pizza Oven Plus is only $197 as part of Walmart's Fourth of July savings event. The $50 drop works out to about a 20% discount. Outdoor cooking in a tiny outdoor cooking space doesn't necessarily mean making hotdogs over a fire. Cuisinart's 3-in-1 Pizza Oven Plus is a clutch little addition if a full-sized grill or pizza oven is out of the question, and you can grab it for $197 at Walmart. This Fourth of July rollback cuts $50 off the $247 MSRP. SEE ALSO: How to earn over $70 in credits for your Amazon Prime Day order This versatile appliance is a pizza oven at its core. It's able to make the perfect brick oven-style 'za by baking at a pre-set pizza temperature (around 700 degrees Fahrenheit) and distributing heat evenly across the crust. The stone, which is secured underneath the grill grate, is raised slightly to promote natural convection heat. Pizzas should be ready in six to eight minutes. The dual-hinged lid that acts as the drop-down pizza door doubles as your standard grill lid, which flips up and down. Both the grill grates (260 square inches of cook space) and griddle plate (230 square inches of cook space) are cast iron for maximum heat retention, fueled by a 15,000 BTU burner. A gas hose for a 20-pound propane tank is included. Opens in a new tab Credit: Cuisinart Cuisinart 3-in-1 Pizza Oven Plus (opens in a new tab) $197 at Walmart (save $50) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) View the full article
  21. SAVE $30: As of June 28, the Ecobee3 Lite smart thermostat is $30 off the original price as an early Prime Day deal — grab one for just $149. It's hot as hell out. And not even the fun kind of summer heat that feels like you're on a tropical vacation. No, this is like the "oh my god, I'm sweating from everywhere. Why are my knees sweating? I do not usually sweat from there" kind of heat. Let's distract ourselves by shopping for something to beat the heat (our favorite coping mechanism). The Ecobee3 Lite smart thermostat is a good place to start, and it's $30 off as an early Prime Day deal — just $149. SEE ALSO: Amazon's early Prime Day deals have arrived. Here's what you need to know. The Ecobee3 Lite comes with everything you need for installation, and most Amazon reviewers claim that it isn't much of a chore to get it set up. Because the Ecobee3 Lite is a "smart" thermostat, you can pair it with other Bluetooth-enabled devices to control it remotely, whether that's from your smartphone or smart speaker. It also has a built-in sensor to help manage hot and cold spots in your home, pauses automatically when doors and windows are open, and could potentially end up saving you money in energy costs. Opens in a new tab Credit: Ecobee Ecobee3 Lite smart thermostat (opens in a new tab) Save $30 at Amazon Get Deal (opens in a new tab) View the full article
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  23. Save $100: Just because you need a powered-up tablet doesn't mean you need to pay powered-up prices. As of June 28, the 11-inch iPad Pro (128GB) is back to its lowest price ever at just $699, or a 13% discount, at Amazon. The iPad Pro, though famously powerful, is infamously pricey, easily running into the price territory of MacBooks. But ahead of Prime Day, Amazon has given us a little treat. The 11-inch iPad Pro with 128GB of storage is on sale for $699, marking a triumphant return to its lowest price on record. That's $100 off Apple's most feature-heavy tablet, though this sale does only apply to the space gray model. (But let's be honest, you're probably going to throw a case on it anyway). SEE ALSO: The best early Prime Day deals: Amazon devices, kitchen essentials, and more Since it's running on an M1 chip (the same one that many MacBook Pros and Airs run on), the iPad Pro may seem at first glance like a laptop replacement. Though it has the potential to be, iPadOS isn't quite there yet on the functionality front in replicating the laptop experience, though it is certainly getting closer. All that power in a tablet is great for artists and creatives, though (hence why this tablet is our top pick for artists). While the latest iPad Air also runs on an M1 chip, the iPad Pro has a slightly larger screen (11 inches compared to the Air's 10.9 inches), and a Liquid Retina XDR display, which is especially nice for anyone creating illustrations or editing photos. As an added bonus, it has pretty killer back cameras for a tablet. It's still a bit of an investment, but if you're tired of lugging around your laptop just to open up Photoshop or want to see Procreate really shine, the iPad Pro is well worth it. Grab it while Amazon has at hanging out at its lowest price ever. Opens in a new tab Credit: Apple 11-inch iPad Pro (128GB) in space gray (opens in a new tab) $699 at Amazon (save $100) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) View the full article
  24. Ready for outdoor adventures this summer? Stock up on all the gear you need at REI's Fourth of July Sale. BEST CAMP CHAIR DEAL: REI Co-op Flexlite Camp Chair, a packable chair that's great for backpacking and car camping — $34.89 $69.95 (members save $35.06) BEST CAMP STOVE DEAL: Eureka Ignite 2-Burner Camp Stove, a versatile stove that will help you cook killer meals in the outdoors — $86.19 $114.95 (save $28.76) BEST CAMP FOOD STORAGE DEAL: Grubcan Bear-Resistant Container, storage that will save your food from critters — $34.93 $126.95 (save $92.02) Summer has officially arrived, and that means it's time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. From camping to hiking to kayaking, the weather is perfect for adventures. We know that outdoor gear can be pricey, so gear up for the outdoor season at REI's annual Fourth of July Sale, now through July 4. Check out the categories on sale or skip down to learn about our top picks: Up to 40% off camping and hiking gear Up to 20% off kayaks, paddle boards, and other watercraft Up to 20% off car racks, bikes, and more Up to 40% off clearance apparel and footwear Up to 50% off REI Outlet markdowns Some of the deals we've featured below are for REI members only, but it's easy (and cheap) to sign up for a lifetime REI Co-op membership. Add on a membership at checkout for $30, and you'll get access to a lifetime of sweet deals and no-minimum free shipping. You'll also get access to REI's dividend program, which gives you REI credit once a year based on how much you bought during the previous cycle. Oh, and you'll never have to renew it or pay membership fees again. Here are all the member-only deals: Up to 50% off REI Co-op branded camping gear and more $100 off select Pelican kayaks Up to 25% off bike helmets and Co-op cycles kids bikes BEST CAMP CHAIR DEAL: REI Co-op Flexlite Camp Chair — $34.89 (members save $35.06)This is a member-only deal worth signing up for. At less than $40, the REI Co-op Flexlite chair is a steal. It's ideal for both backpacking and car camping, thanks to its foldable, lightweight design. It folds down to fit in an included stuff sack, and weighs just under two pounds, so you can take it with you to the park, the beach, or on a multi-day backpacking trip. Opens in a new tab Credit: REI Co-op Our pick: REI Co-op Flexlite Camp Chair (opens in a new tab) $34.89 at REI (members save $35.06) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) BEST CAMP STOVE DEAL: Eureka Ignite 2-Burner Camp Stove — $86.19 (save $28.76)A two burner stove is a luxury at basecamp, and this cute Eureka model will help you cook gourmet meals in the outdoors. You'll get simmer control, nonslip feet, a stainless-steel drip tray, and wind barriers to make sure your flame doesn't go out. Just grab a fuel canister (sold separately), and you'll be a camp chef in no time. Opens in a new tab Credit: Eureka Our pick: Eureka Ignite 2-Burner Camp Stove (opens in a new tab) $86.19 at REI (save $28.76) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) BEST CAMP FOOD STORAGE DEAL: Grubcan Bear-Resistant Container— $34.93 (save $92.02)Bear canisters are notoriously expensive, but this REI deal will save you nearly $100. This particular Grubcan model has been discontinued, but that doesn't mean it won't keep your food safe from bears and other wild critters you may encounter on the trail or at basecamp. It's approved for use at most national parks too, so you can wind down in front of the fire without worrying about your food getting hijacked by a raccoon. Opens in a new tab Credit: Grubcan Our pick: Grubcan Bear-Resistant Container (opens in a new tab) $34.93 at REI (save $92.02) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) View the full article
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