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There are huge discounts on smartwatches in the Cyber Week UK sale: Fitbit, Garmin, Samsung, and more

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 12:14

Cyber Week can feel like a slightly uncertain time. Much of the hype has died down after Black Friday and the deals kind of trickle out through the week, and sometimes the savings aren't very different from day to day.

We are staying vigilant and keeping a keen eye on developments, in case something big slips through the net. The current "something big" is the selection of deals on smartwatches that are available in Amazon's Cyber Week UK sale.

You can pick up smartwatches from the leading brands for heavily discounted prices. The pick of the deals is the offer on the Fitbit Unisex Ionic Smartwatch. This smartwatch is available for £199.00, down from £279.99, and is packed full of industry-leading technology. The Fitbit Unisex Ionic Smartwatch can store over 300 songs, track your training with the built-in GPS, monitor your heart-rate, and much more. All of that and it has a battery life of over four days. Read more...

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Here's how you can help migrants waiting at the U.S.-Mexico border

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 12:00

Many people have expressed outrage since seeing pictures earlier this week of unarmed mothers and children coughing, crying, and running away from tear gas at the U.S.-Mexico border. 

Some of the migrants, many of whom were trying to enter the U.S. to apply for asylum, had run to a border crossing when U.S. Customs and Border Protection closed the entrance and fired tear gas into the crowd. 

More than 5,800 migrants from Central America have been dwelling at the Benito Juarez Sports Complex in Tijuana, Mexico, just one block away from the border, waiting to apply for asylum. U.S. Customs and Border Protection only processes between 40 and 80 cases a day at that site, which means migrants may wait weeks or months with limited access to food, water, health services, and other basic needs and supplies.  Read more...

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How architecture and design set the foundation for better public health

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 12:00

Investment in health care systems — and innovative ways to improve them — is on the rise. Reports estimate that new, global health ventures could generate $1.65 trillion in new business value by 2030. Investments come from many sources — governments, private entities, and international institutions — and, collectively, this capital can help enact real change.

In part as a result of this new infusion of investment, today’s most innovative architects are concerned with more than simply aesthetics. Increasingly, they’re also considering the health and well-being of the inhabitants who live in the spaces they design. Read more...

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People really want to watch 'Home Alone' with Macaulay Culkin, apparently

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 11:41

People wanting to watch Home Alone starring a 10-year-old Macaulay Culkin in the company of adult Macaulay Culkin is apparently a "thing."

The Home Alone actor told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show about the situation that arises for him when the film comes on television this time of year. 

"You want to watch Home Alone with Macaulay Culkin, don't you?" Culkin said. "Most of the time I'm just muttering my lines under my breath." Read more...

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The best UK deals for Thursday (Cyber Week): Amazon devices, LEGO sets, Yale alarms, and more

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 11:00

With Christmas just around the corner, now is the prime time to get ahead on the gift shopping. For many of us, this is the time when we feel chill and find comfort in the fact that Christmas is a month away. This is a huge mistake and one that we never seem to learn from.

Every year, without fail, many of us reach mid-December having done absolutely nothing to prepare for Christmas. At this late stage it's almost impossible to get things delivered in time for the big day, and we have to scramble around shopping centres getting thoroughly agitated. Why not make this the year when things go smoothly? Just an idea. Read more...

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Save $10 on this futuristic belt that doesn't have any holes

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 11:00

Welcome to the holiday season, the time of year where portion control is made up and the calories don't matter. As such, any festive feast calls for a belt that isn't just comfortable, but capable of making deft adjustments on the double. Enter: the Men's Trakline Belts by Kore Essentials.

Crafted from durable materials, these innovative belts are reportedly 800% more adjustable than standard belts, yet they don't have any holes. Instead, they're equipped with 10-inch tracks that feature more than 40 sizing points in 1/4 inch increments for maximum precision and adjustability. This means that one size should fit virtually every waist, from 24 inches to 44 inches.  Read more...

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Andy Serkis brings out Gollum to make a hilarious point about his most famous role

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 10:37

Andy Serkis has proven by now that he is not a one-trick pony. The motion capture actor and now director of Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle has starred in everything from Star Wars to Planet of the Apes. 

But, he is undoubtedly most famous for playing the tortured, ring-obsessed Gollum — AKA Sméagol — in Lord of the Rings. Which is why James Corden on The Late Late Show asked Serkis to whip out the character for a little while. 

Serkis delivered a pretty funny Gollum/Sméagol monologue about his two-sided relationship with his most famous character. 

"Don't make me do Gollum, I don't want to do it. Yes you do, precious." Read more...

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Someone bought a piece of the Eiffel Tower for a rather large sum of money

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 10:35

The Eiffel Tower is extremely classy. Wouldn't it be cool to own like, a little part of it? 

A staircase, say. 

SEE ALSO: Watch this poor iguana and his dinner fall off the damn counter

Well, guess what, someone actually bought a section of the original Eiffel Tower staircase for a rather large sum of money recently.

Take another little piece of my tower now, baby!

Image: JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images

The 25-step section is part of the original staircase from when the Eiffel Tower opened in 1889. The section in question —which weighs 750 kilos — was used to climb the iron tower in the days before lifts were introduced to the structure in 1983.  Read more...

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This simple Amazon code will give you free delivery all week

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 10:31

Have you ever found an item that you like, at a good price, but then baulked at the delivery cost? It's often enough to completely put you off the purchase, and can sometimes lead you to select another product that you don't fancy quite as much, simply because delivery is cheaper.

Well stop this silliness this right now, because Amazon has launched its Free Deilvery Week for all customers. Up until midnight on Dec. 5 all Amazon customers can enjoy free standard delivery, with no minimum purchase amount, when they use promotional code FREEDELIVERY at checkout. 

The promotion applies to all items listed as "dispatched" or "fulfilled" by Amazon on the product detail page and is available for millions of items with no minimum order amount, including top gift ideas like toys and electronics, as well as home items, fashion and more.  Read more...

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Google’s Site Quality Algorithm Patent by @martinibuster

Search Engine Journal - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 10:16

Google's Patent on a Site Quality Algorithm. How it could affect SEO and rankings.

The post Google’s Site Quality Algorithm Patent by @martinibuster appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

Russell Brand shares a moving video about how to deal with grief

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 10:06

Russell Brand may be best known for his comedy and his acting, but lately his focus has been pretty different.

From his recent book about addiction (Recovery) to his ongoing Under the Skin podcast, Brand has been channelling a lot of energy into self-help and a deeper exploration of topics that range from psychology and spirituality to politics and society.

SEE ALSO: How to grieve at work

His latest video is about grief. In the short clip below, Brand speaks to the camera about his own experience with grief, his advice on ways to deal with it, and his thoughts about the role it plays in our lives. Read more...

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This $20 2-in-1 plug can turn virtually any device into a smart one

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 10:00

They say life imitates art — and in this case, "art" is Smart House, the 1999 Disney Channel original movie about a family whose life is controlled by PAT, their home's artificially intelligent personal assistant. Nearly two decades after the film's debut, we now have virtual assistants that can change the temperature of our homes, play music, and adjust lighting just like PAT could — although your average Google Home is far less bossy, to be sure.

Long story short: modern technology is smarter than ever. So where does that leave all of our older appliances — the ones that weren't designed with today's popular personal assistants in mind?  Read more...

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Stay in one of the world's most remote and Instagram-worthy locations for free

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 09:00

People like to say that they're "off the grid" when they don't check social media for a week.

Residents in the town of Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland probably laugh at that expression.

Want to stay there for free? Keep reading.

Your clickbait senses might be tingling, but we're dead serious hereHotels.com has an impressive new addition to their #RemoteAF destination listings — Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland is one of the world's most remote towns — and Hotels.com will help you stay there for free.

SEE ALSO: Gifts for travelers: Best gift ideas for people who love to travel

The travel site is celebrating by covering the tabs of the room stays for the entire month of March 2019 — all it takes it entering code "REMOTE" when you opt to pay online. (You'll have to cover 1% of your tab and air fare, but still. When has a travel site ever offered to cover your hotel before?) Read more...

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Samsung's 'The Frame' 4K TV is on sale for up to $600 off, doubles as home decor

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 09:00

Editor's note: Mashable and PC Mag are both owned by Ziff Davis.

We get it — the thought of spending over a grand on a new TV can be nauseating, no matter how badly you need to upgrade from your crappy 32-inch.

But you'd probably be more likely to make the jump if that purchase kills two birds with one stone, right?

Tech nerds and HGTV fans alike can drool over this one: This 4K TV from Samsung is literally called "The Frame" and offers the best of both worlds, doubling as the room's main piece of wall decor. PC Mag has both the 55-inch and 65-inch models on sale in their shop for $1,399.99 and $1,899.99, respectively — a savings of up to $600 and significantly cheaper than what Amazon is offering for the same device. Read more...

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Stephen Colbert absolutely roasts Trump's comments about climate change report

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 08:50

Trump doesn't believe a damning climate change study produced by his own government, something that truly perplexed The Late Show host Stephen Colbert.

Aside from telling reporters he'd read "some" of the report, which warns that climate change will not only impact global health, but will cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars annually, Trump referred to it as "fine."

“Fine?” Colbert said. “If I had to describe this report in one word it would not be 'fine.' It would be a different word that begins with F.”

“As in if you don’t believe in climate change at this point you are fined in the head." Read more...

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Ice-T discusses that whole thing about him never eating a bagel

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 06:47

A few weeks ago, people caught wind of the fact that Ice-T had never eaten a bagel until Law and Order: SVU, when he was required to eat one. Right? Huge.

Ice-T and co-star Mariska Hargitay appeared on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, where they were quizzed about the kerfuffle. For Ice-T, he just had to cop the bagel, although he didn't actually swallow.

"On the show they wanted me to eat a bagel. I said I don't eat bagels," Ice-T replied. "But it was in the script, so you know I just did it. But I acted like I ate it, I didn't eat it."

The actor eventually did eat a bagel, explaining he recently filmed an ad for dating app Coffee Meets Bagel, where he well, didn't enjoy it. "I ate one, I had one bite, and it felt like I ate a loaf of bread. Why would I eat an unsweetened donut?" he said. Read more...

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Starbucks says it's going to block porn on its public WiFi

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 06:03

If you've been pairing your peppermint mocha at Starbucks with a little porn, your time is up.

As of 2019, folks won't be able to use the coffee chain's public WiFI to watch porn, as first reported by Business Insider

SEE ALSO: You won't be able to pay with bitcoin at Starbucks anytime soon

Starbucks has reportedly figured out a way to block people from watching pornographic material using its WiFI, and that it will start rolling it out next year.

"To ensure the Third Place remains safe and welcoming to all, we have identified a solution to prevent this content from being viewed within our stores and we will begin introducing it to our U.S. locations in 2019," a Starbucks representative told the publisher. Read more...

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Sick of his own family, Conan O'Brien hires a new one in Japan

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 05:39

They say you can't choose your family, but that doesn't really apply in Japan.

Annoyed with his own family who don't laugh enough at his jokes, Conan O'Brien went and hired a different wife, daughter and father from a family rental agency in Tokyo.

Yes, there's a whole industry in Japan dedicated to the renting of family members to lonely people, which means you can tell them what to do. 

That includes apologising for punishments you received as a kid and laughing at your bad jokes, as O'Brien ever handily finds out. Read more...

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'Mrs Doubtfire' cast reunites after 25 years, remembers Robin Williams

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 01:51

It's been 25 years since the legendary Robin Williams posed as a rock-n-rollin' nanny, and his fellow cast members have reunited with fond memories of the late great comedian.

Classic family film Mrs Doubtfire was released in 1993, starring Williams and Oscar winner Sally Field. And the actors who played the Hillard children — Lisa Jakub as Lydia, Matthew Lawrence as Chris, and itty bitty Mara Wilson as Natalie, are all grown up.

SEE ALSO: This 'Mrs Doubtfire' cast reunion photo will cause extreme '90s nostalgia

Reuniting to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the film (sadly not in the house), the three joined co-star Pierce Brosnan, who played Field's swanky new boyfriend Stu in the film for an interview on TODAY with NBC's Gadi Schwartz.  Read more...

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Louis Theroux tries to make sense of people's tattoos of himself

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 00:47

We can't imagine what it'd be like to have some random sporting a tattoo with your face on it.

So spare a thought for Louis Theroux, who has more than a few people who've inked his very famous mug on their bodies. 

The documentary filmmaker reacted to people's weird drawings of himself as part of a promotion for the Australian premiere of Altered States on the BBC Knowledge channel, showing on the country's cable company Foxtel on Dec. 6.

Now it's time to get a Theroux tattoo on my butt. Read more...

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