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21 Insanely Cool Gadgets That Are Going To Sell Out This Year We’ve been keeping track of gadget sales through all 2018, and we’re absolutely confident that the following 21 products are going to be selling like hotcakes this holiday season. If you wanted, you could do ALL your holiday shopping from just this list! Now here’s the catch with these sweet, sweet gadgets… they’re only available ONLINE. You won’t find these in-stores this holiday season. It’s expensive to sell retail, so the most innovative gadget-makers are now going straight-to-online. And as a thank you to ShinyNewGadget readers, we’ve negotiated with these gadget-makers to get special deals for first-time buyers! 1. Energix Charger – Fix Your Phone’s Battery Life If you’re like me and don’t upgrade your phone every year, this charger has been my saving grace. Before I would charge my phone the entire night only for it to […]

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Comments Off on Former Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard explains why live venues are leaving money on the table

Former Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard explains why live venues are leaving money on the table Hubbard says they need his startup Rival, which will publicly launch next year.  Former Ticketmaster CEO (and Twitter commerce boss) Nathan Hubbard is building an “operating system for venues.” So: What on Earth does that mean? On the latest episode of Recode Media, Hubbard explained his new company Rival, which will publicly launch next year. Behind the scenes of live music concerts and sports events, Rival will partner with the teams, performers and event venues to help them lose less money to scalpers — and know more about their customers. “If you go right now and search for ‘Hamilton’ tickets, there are tickets spread all across the web,” Hubbard said. “It would be the equivalent of searching for a flight and seat 29A is on one site and row 14 is on another site and […]

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Comments Off on New York City’s first Amazon Go cashierless store will open near the World Trade Center

New York City’s first Amazon Go cashierless store will open near the World Trade Center The company’s latest futuristic convenience shop is being built inside the Brookfield Place office and shopping complex. Inside Amazon’s first cashier-less Amazon Go store in Seattle. Amazon’s version of a futuristic 7-Eleven store is coming to New York City, and it’s going to be located inside a shopping and office complex across from the World Trade Center, Recode has learned. Amazon plans to unveil the cashierless convenience store inside Brookfield Place, formerly known as the World Financial Center, in Manhattan’s Battery Park City neighborhood. Brookfield Place has been the home of large corporations like American Express and Time Inc., as well as upscale stores such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Saks Fifth Avenue. It is situated along the Hudson River, directly across West Street from the World Trade Center. Award Winning Video Games Retailer An […]

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Comments Off on Neither Voter Suppression Nor Being Called ‘Coon’ and the N-Word Will Stop Black Georgia From Voting

Neither Voter Suppression Nor Being Called ‘Coon’ and the N-Word Will Stop Black Georgia From Voting Mamie Parks, left, Sarah Jenkins, middle and Lizzie White, left, in Waynesboro, Ga., on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Waynesboro, Georgia—Sarah Jenkins has long had to deal with simmering community tensions. She owns a small business in a white part of town that caters to senior citizens and people with mental disabilities, an arrangement many of her neighbors frown upon. But since “Ms. Jenkins,” as folks like to call her, became a big supporter of Stacey Abrams—who is trying to become the first black woman to become governor anywhere in the nation—those tensions have boiled over. They’ve grown especially ugly since Abrams won the Democratic nomination in her quest to lead Georgia. The Abrams campaign signs Jenkins placed on her lawn were frequently stolen; she would replace them. But then came the one-word, handwritten messages […]

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Comments Off on Powerful Facebook investors just co-filed a proposal to take down Mark Zuckerberg as chairman

Powerful Facebook investors just co-filed a proposal to take down Mark Zuckerberg as chairman Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO and chairman. Disclaimer Get real-time FB charts here » Four powerful institutional Facebook investors have co-filed a shareholder proposal to split Mark Zuckerberg’s dual role as CEO and chairman. The proposal was originally filed by the activist investor Trillium Asset Management and revealed by Business Insider in July, after Facebook’s brutal second-quarter earnings. Scott Stringer, the New York City comptroller, and Joe Torsella, the Pennsylvania state treasurer, are among those lending their support, giving significantly more weight to the governance-change demand. But the chance of the proposal becoming a reality is slim. A similar proposal in 2017 was popular among independent investors but crushed because of Zuckerberg’s voting power. T-Rex Inflatable, Indominus & more Jurassic World Costumes at TrendyHalloween.com Four powerful institutional Facebook investors have co-filed a shareholder proposal to take down […]

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Comments Off on Why Do White People Feel Entitled to Police Black People?

Why Do White People Feel Entitled to Police Black People? Hilary Mueller By now you have probably heard the story of what happened to D’Arreion Toles—a black man living in St. Louis—Friday night when he returned home to the luxury apartment building he lives in. In case you haven’t, here is a brief rundown: Toles returned home and was stopped by his neighbor—now identified as Hilary Brooke Mueller—as he attempted to enter his building. In an incident Toles documented on video and shared on Facebook, Mueller blocked him from entering and demanded he show proof that he lived there. She demanded to know what apartment he lived in. Toles asked Mueller, “Can you please move ma’am?” “I can … do you live here?” she asked in response. Paul Blart, Pool Cop Fired After Calling Police on Woman For Swimming in Her Own Pool The tartar sauce-hued hero who served as […]

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Comments Off on 10 charts that sum up 2018 (so far)

10 charts that sum up 2018 (so far) Get Your BLINK QU4TRO Now News cycles come and go, but data is forever. Tesla CEO Elon Musk It’s still summer and yet 2018 has felt years long. Here’s a look at the year so far — with a focus on tech and business stories — told through charts. Elon Musk has been on a Twitter rampage Tesla/SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has been especially prolific on Twitter this year, inspiring a full WSJ analysis and graphics package. Most recently, he surprise-announced that he was considering taking Tesla private — at a nice round number of $420 per share — with mysterious “funding secured.” Other tweets have been bizarre and inappropriate, such as accusing a diver trying to rescue children in Thailand of being a pedophile. And sometimes he’s just talking to randos. Here’s a look at Musk’s tweet count per month, not […]

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Comments Off on ET Deals: Get Grado SR60 Headphones for $36, Pixel 3 Pre-Order Deals

ET Deals: Get Grado SR60 Headphones for $36, Pixel 3 Pre-Order Deals Need a nice set of headphones? Right now, Amazon is selling the open-back Grado SR60i Prestige Series at a 55 percent discount. And if that doesn’t spark your interest, check out the pre-order bargains on the Pixel 3 (XL), loads of affordable laptops, and some killer LEGO deals. Featured Deals Grado SR60i Prestige Series Open-Back Headphones for $35.50 at Amazon (List price: $79.99). Buy One Pixel 3 XL or Pixel 3, Get $799.99 off the Second (with Device Payments) at Verizon. Free $100 Best Buy Gift Card on Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL (New Verizon Activations Only) at Best Buy. Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Intel Core i7-7500U Dual-Core 15.6-inch 1366×768 Laptop with 512GB Solid State Drive for $579.99 at Dell (Coupon code: INSP579 – List price: $999.99). Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar 2017 13.3-inch 2560×1600 Retina […]

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Comments Off on Black Lives Matter Became a Rallying Cry. Make It the Truth.

Black Lives Matter Became a Rallying Cry. Make It the Truth. Black lives cannot fully matter until we decide that blackness itself is not probable cause. There are no helicopters in the sky. There are no billows of smoke wafting from a burned out quick-mart and no angry voices shouting in the darkness. The battalions of riot gear-clad police officers are gone now. The protesters have stopped coming and so have the news crews. Several years ago, with no story left to tell, national media outlets packed up their gear and moved on to other cities in search of calamity and rancor. Ferguson remains what it has been for decades—bruised in too many places, broken in all too familiar ways. Situated just west of St. Louis, the once all-white enclave covers a mere six square miles. But to know its history, to understand its present-day fissures, is to understand the […]

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Comments Off on The Producer Warren “Oak” Felder

Warren “Oak” Felder Warren “Oak” Felder  is a Turkish-American songwriter and record producer based in Atlanta and Los Angeles. He is known for his as part of the production duo Pop & Oak, and was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2015. Early life Felder was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. After moving to the United States in 2001, he attended Georgia Tech university. Career While at Georgia Tech, Felder recorded a demo with the singer/songwriter Sterling Simms, which led to a meeting with L.A. Reid and resulted in Felder writing and producing a track on Chris Brown‘s first album in 2005. Around 2009, Felder became production partners with Pop Wansel as the production duo Pop & Oak.[3] Their first big hit was “Your Love“, the lead single on Nicki Minaj‘s 2010 debut studio album Pink Friday.[1][2] Other notable songs they have written and produced include six tracks on […]

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Comments Off on Streaming now accounts for 75 percent of music industry revenue…. Music sale revenues largely come from the same place now

Streaming now accounts for 75 percent of music industry revenue Music sale revenues largely come from the same place now The Recording Industry Association of America released a report today that details how the music industry has grown in 2018, and while the data isn’t surprising — the world still isn’t buying records — the specific numbers are still fascinating. Turns out, streaming makes more money than physical CDs, digital downloads, and licensing deals combined. Streaming in this context includes paid subscriptions to services such as Spotify and Tidal, but also digital radio broadcasts and video streaming services such as VEVO. It’s a broad category that nonetheless has made $3.4 billion dollars in 2018 so far, a total that amounts to 75 percent of overall revenue for the record industry. The new user adoption rate for streaming is currently around 1 million new subscribers for streaming services per month, which […]

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Comments Off on Bank of America’s Premium Rewards Card Is Good For Everyone, and Great for Some

Bank of America’s Premium Rewards Card Is Good For Everyone, and Great for Some Bank of America Premium Rewards credit card As we’ve covered before, cash back cards and travel rewards credit cards are very different beasts, but the Bank of America Premium Rewards credit card combines aspects of both. It probably wouldn’t be my first choice of card, but if you have Bank of America or Merrill Lynch accounts, it gets very attractive, very quickly. When Points Aren’t Just Points – Why Travel Cards Are More Lucrative Than Cash Back 3x points on dining. 4x points on gas. 2x points on all purchases. It’s easy to see these bonus… The Points We’ll get straight to, uh, the point. Each point you earn with the Bank of America Premium Rewards card is worth $.01. There are no fancy redemption options here, you just apply your points as a statement credit […]

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Comments Off on Florence Death Toll Rises As Flooding Continues to Threaten the Carolinas

Florence Death Toll Rises As Flooding Continues to Threaten the Carolinas Despite being downgraded from a Category 1 Hurricane to a Tropical Storm on Friday, Florence continues to churn as a dangerous storm whose unyielding rains are expected to cause massive flooding throughout the Carolinas. As the storm-related death toll rose to at least six by Saturday morning, officials believe the “worst damage was yet to come,” The New York Times reported. National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham called the dumping of more than 30 inches of rain already in some areas “absolutely staggering,” adding that, “we’re not done yet.” By Friday morning, about 800,000 residents in North Carolina had lost power. About 200,000 more had lost power in South Carolina. According to The Charlotte Observer, five people died on Friday in North Carolina, including a mother and her baby who were killed when a tree fell on their Wilmington […]

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Comments Off on True story behind American Animals – real-life tale of how four friends bungled $12m heist

True story behind American Animals – real-life tale of how four friends bungled $12m heist American Animals tells the story of four friends who after a visit to Transylvania University, in Kentucky, came up with the idea to steal the rarest and most valuable books from the school’s library The thieves left no fingerprints behind and there were almost no witnesses, but the four robbers who tried to steal $5million in rare books from a university library were not master criminals. In fact the four friends who wore almost comic disguises of fake moustaches, beards and wigs were amateur criminals and this was their first heist. And they almost got away with it.  New film American Animals tells the story of one of the most audacious heists in U.S. history when three well off friends Spencer Reinhard, Warren Lipka, Eric Borsuk and Chas Allen decided to try and steal […]

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Comments Off on This company has huge aspirations for reducing the unemployment rate for disabled folks.

This company has huge aspirations for reducing the unemployment rate for disabled folks. by Kayla Stewart If you’re an adult with a disability, finding steady employment can be an uphill battle. Due to some outdated, problematic stereotypes, the unemployment rate for disabled adults in the United States is nearly 10% — double the rate of those without a disability. Aspire works to support disabled adults through workforce development programs and creating job opportunities. All photos are courtesy of Aspire. Aspire works with adults who have many different disabilities — such as autism, those who use a wheelchair, and adults with learning disabilities — to develop several important work skills that can be used in different industries. Aspire CEO Jim Kales says it’s a positive step toward improving the job environment for disabled adults. “While Aspire aims to lower the disability unemployment rate and include people with disabilities into our workforces, […]