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Save $60 on this device that’s seven chargers in one

By Dorothy Pitti

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Between your tablet, e-reader, smartphone, and every other smart gadget on the market, you have a lot of devices you use on a daily basis. The problem is, you only have a limited number of outlets and USB ports and don’t have enough time to charge each item one by one. It’s even worse when you live with someone who has just as many — if not, more — gadget as you.

Turns out, all you really need is Okra’s Desktop Universal Charging Station.

There are a lot of chargers out there, but this might be one of the smartest designs to date. Okra’s charger sits nicely on your desk or kitchen counter and can charge up to seven — count ‘em, seven — gadgets simultaneously. …

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Learn to build your own video games with this set of Unity development online courses

By Dorothy Pitti

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It can be overwhelming for a newbie who has never dealt with code before to dive into game development head first, but the Complete Unity Game Developer Bundle (on sale for only $39) is beginner friendly and will guide you through game creation from start to finish.

Across seven courses and over 200 lessons, you’ll get to explore the different facets of making a game, beginning with animation and ending with monetization. You’ll learn procedural content generation, in which you’ll study how to automate building in-game elements, and immerse yourself in Cinemachine, a Unity-exclusive tool where you can produce cinematic content that drives your game’s story. You’ll also get up to speed with the C# language, which you can later apply in developing mobile games. And you’ll learn how to create self-destructing AdMob banner ads so you can make dolla dolla billz with your games. …

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Surprise! Netflix suddenly cancels ‘The Break with Michelle Wolf’

By Jess Joho

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Netflix isn’t known for being quick to cancel or even do much quality control with its glut of original content.

But the streaming service confirmed that the company would not be ordering additional episodes of The Break with Michelle Wolf. The move comes as a bit of an unpleasant surprise, considering the cancellation is happening a mere four months after the variety show debuted on May 27.

Reportedly The Joel McHale Show is being cancelled, too, after only a 19-episode run that started back in FebruaryThe Break only aired 10 episodes total.

The reasoning behind the premature cancellation of Wolf’s show remains unclear. …

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Here’s why the feds are freaked out about a drone attack

By Sasha Lekach

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U.S. officials sent out a warning after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was attacked with explosive drones in a failed assassination attempt.

The Aug. 4 attack targeted Maduro while he was giving a speech in Caracas. He was unharmed but seven soldiers were hurt. It raised concerns worldwide that commercial drones could be used to harm people.

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Netflix is testing ads and people are freaking out

By Jack Morse

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Say it ain’t so.

The company that almost single-handedly introduced us to binging video has apparently gone decidedly old-school with the latest innovation being tested on its platform. That’s right, Netflix is running commercials.

So reports Cord Cutter News, which notes that the streaming giant is showing some subscribers ads for other video content between shows.

We reached out to Netflix in an attempt to determine just how many users are affected and other details about this brazen attempt to mess with our streaming bliss, but received no response as of press time. However, the company did confirm the news in a statement provided to Cord Cutter News. …

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