This all-metal wallet protects your cards — Future Blink

This all-metal wallet protects your cards — Future Blink

Users of Dango’s M1 Maverick Rail Wallet are able to scan their cards without taking them out of the wallet.  Read more...

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This jacket is actually a portable shelter for homeless people

This jacket is actually a portable shelter for homeless people

It's almost 6 p.m. on a Thursday night in February, and Bas Timmer is walking around a park in New York City looking for people who might be homeless. 

He finds a 24-year-old woman sitting on the ground with her two dogs, one constantly licking the other in a nurturing way. Timmer is a 29-year-old fashion designer from the Netherlands who created a warm, water- and windproof jacket for people experiencing homelessness. The jacket, called the Sheltersuit, also doubles as a sleeping bag and comes with a backpack that makes it easy to carry it around. 

It turns out that the woman, who preferred not to give her last name to protect her identity, owned a Sheltersuit previously. But she gave it away to a homeless man whose clothes were wet. Timmer buys a coffee for the woman and leaves another suit with her.   Read more...

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Martin Scorsese fans clap back at viral tweet about his movies

Martin Scorsese fans clap back at viral tweet about his movies

The tweet could apply to classic Scorsese films like “Goodfellas” and “The Irishman.”  Read more...

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The best camping gear for people new to the great outdoors

The best camping gear for people new to the great outdoors

Whether you’re planning to cross the country in a camper or you prefer an old-fashioned tent in the great outdoors, we can all agree that there are some camping essentials that will get you through an adventure in the wilderness.

You could spend hours intricately planning out the most magnificent camping itinerary, but without the right gear, a great trip into the wilderness can go south pretty quickly. However, that doesn’t mean you necessarily have to go out and purchase the entire outdoors store, either. It only takes about a (figurative) handful of great gear to ensure your trip goes smoothly.  Read more...

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BEST CAMP STOVE SYSTEM

BioLite CampStove

Small, easy to pack, and simple to use, it’s an ideal option for campsite cooking — plus it can charge your phone.

  • Weight: 2.06 lbs
  • Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 8.3 inches
$149.95 from Amazon

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BEST PORTABLE COOLER

YETI Tundra Haul Wheeled Cooler

You get what you pay for with the YETI Tundra and in this case, it’s the highest quality, most durable cooler on the market.

  • Weight: 43 lbs
  • Dimensions: 28.5 x 19.5 x 21 inches
$399.99 from Amazon

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BEST CAMPING TENT

Coleman Sundome Tent

Great for beginner campers and ideal conditions, this Coleman tent packs down small and is easy to set up.

  • Weight: 9 lbs
  • Dimensions: 108 x 84 x 59 inches
$84.99 from Amazon

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BEST CAMPING COFFEE MAKER

GSI Outdoors Percolator

  • Weight: 1 lb
  • Dimensions: 3.1 x 2.3 x 3.5 inches
$19.15 from Amazon

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BEST BLUETOOTH SPEAKER

Outdoor Tech Bluetooth 4.0 speaker

Waterproof, durable, and with great range, this Bluetooth speaker is an ideal companion for campsites.

  • Weight: 2.27 lbs
  • Dimensions: 11 x 6 x 3.5 inches
$189.99 from Amazon

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BEST CAMP CHAIR

Therm-a-Rest Quadra Chair

Comfortable and super compact, it's a superb option for this price point.

  • Weight: 2.88 lbs
  • Dimensions: 12 x 5 x 12 inches
$119.95 from Amazon

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BEST SLEEPING BAG

MalloMe 3 Season Camping Sleeping Bag

Its overall quality and durability makes it a great option for occasional campers and wilderness enthusiasts alike.

  • Packed: 9.5 x 12 inches
  • Unpacked: 31.5 x 86.6 inches
$39.99 from Amazon

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BEST UTILITY KNIFE

Benchmade Griptilian Folding Knife

A well-made knife is a must for camping and this one will last you for many years to come.

  • Open length: 6.78 inches
  • Closed length: 3.87 inches
$92.57 from Amazon

'Diablo' and 'Overwatch' TV series are reportedly coming, Blizzard executive reveals on LinkedIn

'Diablo' and 'Overwatch' TV series are reportedly coming, Blizzard executive reveals on LinkedIn

It looks like Blizzard Entertainment may be bringing some of its biggest video game series to television based on the LinkedIn bio of an executive at the video game behemoth, Gamespot reported Sunday.

Nick van Dyk, president at Activion Blizzard, has included some very interesting information on his LinkedIn page under the description for what he does in his role, saying that he is the executive producer on an animated Diablo show for Netflix, helped to develop and sell an animated Overwach series, and has overseen some pre-production work on a Call of Duty cinematic and television universe.

Unless van Dyk is lying on his online resume, this is a very exciting development. As long as these shows turn out better than the Warcraft movie. Read more...

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HQ Trivia will 'live on' after all, CEO says

HQ Trivia will 'live on' after all, CEO says

The quizzes will live on — maybe. 

Four days after announcing that HQ Trivia would be shutting down for good, the company's CEO now says the trivia app will "live on," provided the company is able to finalize an acquisition with another unnamed buyer. 

"Friday was a very hard day," HQ founder Rus Yusupov wrote on Twitter. "HQ ran out of cash, there was a potential acquisition of the company which fell through abruptly, and worst of all, we couldn’t afford even severance for the 25 employees it pained me to let go.

2/ Friday was a very hard day. HQ ran out of cash, there was a potential acquisition of the company which fell through abruptly, and worst of all, we couldn’t afford even severance for the 25 employees it pained me to let go.

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Biting into string cheese is fine, actually

Biting into string cheese is fine, actually

Some food rules are necessary — it's best for everyone if I don't eat tomato soup with a fork, for instance — but some are less "helpful guideline" and more "low-grade tyranny." Among the worst of these is the unspoken law of string cheese consumption: If you bite into the string cheese, you're not just eating it wrong. You're also a monster.

The truth is that biting into a stick of string cheese is fine. In fact, it's often the best way to eat a cheese stick, a snack that people weirdly expect to be "fun" even though its real value lies in its practicality. String cheeses are individually packaged, ready to eat at a moment's notice. If you won't be away from a fridge for too long, it even makes sense to carry one around in case you need a quick protein boost. String cheese appears on dozens of lists of easy, portable snacks. Read more...

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This wearable claims it can simulate happiness — Future Blink

This wearable claims it can simulate happiness — Future Blink

The Hapbee wearable connects with a mobile app that will provide various “signals.” Read more...

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Got writer's block? This service will write your memoir for you.

Got writer's block? This service will write your memoir for you.

TL;DR: Turn your memories into an autobiography with a Forevernote: Your Story in a Keepsake for $149.99, a 24% savings.


No life is too dull for an autobiography. You just need the time and talent to write one.

And it's totally understandable if you have neither of the above. Having to describe yourself on your Twitter and Instagram bios is challenging enough, and populating your LinkedIn profile? No, thanks.

Luckily, there's a service called Forevernote, which takes on the task of turning your memories into a memoir on your behalf. Whether you want your own biography, a detailed account of a trip or relationship, or someone else's story completely, Forevernote offers a convenient way to make it possible. They'll turn your precious memories and milestones into quality books that look and read like a published work. Read more...

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Walmart is having a huge Samsung sale — here are the best deals we could find

Walmart is having a huge Samsung sale — here are the best deals we could find

Not to sound like your mom, but have you finished your taxes yet? No rush, obviously: You've got until Wednesday, April 15 to tackle your mountain of paperwork and file your annual return with the IRS (or pay some poor soul at H&R Block to do so for you).

Walmart is having a huge Samsung sale — here are the best deals we could find

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But keep in mind that filing sooner rather than later means you'll likely get your precious tax refund sooner rather than later, which, according to Uncle Sam, comes to about $2,800 per household on average.

If you've already received your refund check (jealous), don't let it burn a hole in your pocket — instead, head on over to Walmart and put it to good use during the big box store's massive Samsung savings event. The sale features gigantic discounts on all sorts of gadgets made by the South Korean tech giant (including smartphones, tablets, TVs, monitors, wearables, and home audio equipment), the likes of which we haven't seen since last Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Read more...

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