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There are three realisations you come to once you enter the real world as a working adult: 

  1. A 9 to 5 job is rarely ever just 9 to 5

  2. Your free time is pretty limited

  3. Dating sucks

The social freedoms you enjoyed before joining the rat race take a hit once you`re working for "The Man". Unfortunately for singles, this can be hazardous for your dating life. 

For busy professionals, the idea of "finding someone" might seem like a daunting task. With deadlines, work dinners, and meetings galore, trying to meet someone often falls to the very end of your to-do list. This is why dating apps were invented though: to make online dating way easier, enabling you to use your free time wisely. (Waiting for a meeting to start? Swipe through profiles on eHarmony. Commuting to work? Message with that cutie you found on Match.) Read more...

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BEST IF EDUCATION IS YOUR TOP PRIORITY

EliteSingles

You`ll find other busy professionals who took a lengthy personality test and are likely to have a degree.

  • Free version: Yes
  • Three months: £70.17/month
  • Six months: £54.63/month
  • One year: £39.01/month
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BEST FOR OUTGOING INDIVIDUALS

Match

Match has the benefit of a huge user database, but it can take time to sift through profiles if you`re busy, and it`s not free.

  • Free version: Yes
  • Three months: £21.08/month
  • Six months: £18.74/month
  • One year: £16.39/month
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BEST FOR SENIORS

Lumen

An app specifically designed for over 50s, with a focus on quality conversations.

  • Free version: Yes
  • Paid version: £24.99/month
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BEST FOR PEOPLE FOCUSED ON MARRIAGE

eharmony

eharmony has been around forever and has matched a lot of people with their intense questionnaire.

  • Free version: Yes
  • One month: £44.95/month
  • Three months: £21.95/month
  • Six months: £18.95/month
  • One year: £9.95/month
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BEST FOR UNIVERSITY GRADUATES

Guardian Soulmates

Made up primarily of Guardian readers, so if that is you, it`s easy to find someone with simialr values.

  • One month: £32.00/month
  • Three months: £21.33/month
  • Six months: £16.00/month
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BEST FOR AFFORDABILITY

Parship

Parship UK is great for people looking for a long-term relationship but would like to leave the searching to someone else.

  • Free version: Yes
  • Premium membership: £14.90/month
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BEST FOR PARENTS (OBVIOUSLY)

Single Parent Match

If you`re a single parent and only want to meet other single parents, this site could be perfect for you.

  • Basic membership (limited): Free
  • Gold membership: £23.43/month
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BEST FOR DIVORCEES

SilverSingles

SilverSingles has an extensive questionnaire at signup that ensures you find matches who are truly compatible.

  • Free version: Yes
  • Three months: £47.45/month
  • Six months: £36.81/month
  • One year: £26.16/month
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BEST FOR SIMPLICITY

Dating Direct

Take your pick from a massive shared database and give yourself the best possible chance of finding the love of your life.

  • One month: £29.99/month
  • Three months: £29.99/month
  • Six months: £12.99/month
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Dating can be difficult. Sometimes you want to make the first move, but you don`t want to appear too eager. If you play it too cool though, you risk getting ignored all together. The proposition can be frustrating and intimidating, especially if you don`t know what`s out there or where to start.

Online dating is great but with all of the options out there, it can sometimes feel like there`s too much choice. Throw in busy lives and daily responsibilities, and the thought of combing through loads of profiles sounds like the last thing you want to do. We get it, we really do. 

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BEST FOR WORKING PROFESSIONALS

Elite Singles

Aimed at successful working professionals looking for other successful singles.

  • Free version: Yes
  • 3-months: £44.70/month
  • 6-months: £34.70/month
  • 12-months: £24.65/month
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BEST FOR HOOKING UP

AdultFriendFinder

Just looking for something casual? AdultFriendFinder is where you want to be.

  • Free Version: Yes
  • 1-month of GOLD: £23.25/month
  • 3-months of GOLD: £15.50/month
  • 12-months of GOLD: £11.50/month
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BEST FOR RELATIONSHIPS

Match

One of the leading names in online dating with millions upon millions of users in 25 countries in more than eight languages.

  • Free Version: Yes
  • 3-months: £18.50/month
  • 6-months: £16.20/month
  • 12-months: £15.45/month
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BEST FOR DIVORCEES

SilverSingles

SilverSingles has an extensive questionnaire at signup that ensures you find matches who are truly compatible.

  • Free version: Yes
  • Three months: £47.45/month
  • Six months: £36.81/month
  • One year: £26.16/month
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BEST FOR SENIORS

Lumen

An app specifically designed for over 50s, with a focus on quality conversations.

  • Free version: Yes
  • Paid version: £24.99/month
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BEST FOR FOCUSED ONLINE DATING

eHarmony

Founded in the year 2000, eharmony is the direct rival of Match. Although they have similar features, eharmony is a more focused experience.

  • Free version: Yes
  • 3-months: £42.45/month
  • 6-months: £28.55/month
  • 12-months: £14.65/month
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BEST FOR GAY MEN

GayFriendFinder

The best option for single gay men looking to meet other like-minded men.

  • Free version: Yes
  • One month: £27.06/month
  • Three months: £10.84/month
  • One year: £6.18/month
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Twitter has a Nazi problem. Or, more specifically, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey`s account has a Nazi problem. 

On Friday afternoon, Dorsey`s account was hacked to spread a pro-Hitler message along with anti-Semitism associated with the Holocaust. The tweet was quickly deleted, but was screenshot in all its horribleness.   

Twitter`s promise vs. Twitter`s realitypic.twitter.com/ilwgrw6we8

— Daniel Nazer (@danielnazer) August 30, 2019

"Yes, Jack`s account was compromised," tweeted Twitter vice president of global communications Brandon Borrman. "We`re working on it and investigating what happened." Read more...

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With the summer days dwindling down, there`s a lot to look forward to watching this fall on HBO. Read more...

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The bottles, available at Disneyland, were barred from being on planes due to their similar looks to explosives. Read more...

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With less than two weeks until Apple`s big iPhone launch, we`re still finding out new details about what the company might show off. 

One rumored product sounds very useful: a new Bluetooth tracking accessory meant to help you keep track of lost items. The gadget, essentially Apple`s version of the popular Tile trackers, has been rumored since last spring when it was reported the gadget would be incorporated into the new "Find My" app in iOS 13.

Now, MacRumors reports that the gadget will also use augmented reality to help you locate lost items. When you need to find something you`ve lost, the Find My app will prompt you to hold up your phone and look for an AR balloon, which could help lead you to the lost item, according to information reportedly uncovered in an "internal build" of iOS 13.  Read more...

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But before you can start heading to your nearest repair-person, there are a few caveats. Read more...

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While the Amazon rainforest burned, Amazon dot com inadvertently capitalized on related search traffic.

Now, two developers are calling attention to the devastating fires in the Amazon with a new Chrome extension. As spotted by Vice, the "Amazon Is Burning" extension superimposes pixelated flames onto Amazon dot com, showing the site`s daily deals engulfed in a digital inferno. 

After the fire conquers the site, users are prompted to donate to the conservation nonprofit Rainforest Trust. The developers write that they created the extension to help users "Turn your attention to the Amazon that really matters." Read more...

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Deciding to buy an air fryer is a no-brainer — they give you deliciously crunchy fried food with less of the crap that makes fried food bad for you. Actually selecting the air fryer you want is a different story because there are so many to choose from and so many with different types of features.

The Ninja Foodi is great if you want an air fryer/pressure cooker combo, but what about if you want an air fryer/toaster oven combo? (Because having a single-use appliance is old news.) The Cuisinart AirFryer Toaster Oven is a relatively affordable option, but if you feel like splurging on a bigger, more advanced model, there’s the Breville Smart Oven Air. (All three made it onto our list of the best air fryers, FWIW.) Read more...

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YouTube Kids is here to protect all the children who can`t do basic math. 

The current version of the kids app comes with a set of parental controls meant to ensure adults can both track what their children watch and set boundaries for age-appropriate content. The only problem is that the parental-control lock is easily bypassed. And yes, it`s so easy even a kid could do it. 

YouTube has been accused of allowing disturbing content on its platform for years. Earlier this week, Google announced a new standalone YouTube Kids website and additional parental controls in an attempt to make its app more kid appropriate. Which, again, would be good if they weren`t so easily defeated.  Read more...

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Air fryers — they’re the more health-conscious way to enjoy those crunchy, normally oil-covered snacks that we often turn to for comfort in times of peril, or what others just call “Tuesday.”

While scarfing down potatoes that have been dipped in hot fat is the dream, it’s not sustainable for long. (Think of your poor heart.) That’s why air fryers, one of the most recent kitchen appliance crazes, are a worthy alternative — they use substantially less oil to get your ingredients coated and crispy, and produce similarly tasty results. (Let’s be real: it’s not the same, but you have to make sacrifices sometimes to lead a healthier life).  Read more...

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TL;DR: Get the catalog-encompassing Disney+ streaming service at a killer price — pay just 141 and gain access to the service for the next three years, saving you 33 percent off the standard annual price. 


Disney’s highly anticipated streaming service, Disney+, is almost upon us — and to build up hype for its launch, Disney is offering a pretty amazing deal on a three-year subscription. Having Disney+ in your streaming repertoire will gain you access to all the original Disney, Star Wars, and Marvel content you could possibly want, so you should probably jump on this discount while you still can (it’s only available until September 2).  Read more...

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Mashable`s readers (and writers) are known for being obsessive about the things we love. You may say we kind of geek out about things. Okay, fine, we are geeks. Whatever, geeks are awesome.

But sometimes, awesome can use a bit of assistance in the dating department. Not because there aren`t enough geeks out there, but because dating as a geek is tough. For women, it can involve a lot of creepy guys who want their manic pixie dream girl. For men, it can involve a lot of simply trying to not be that guy. If you`re in the majority of geeks who are a little bit introverted, dating can be really intimidating. Read more...

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BEST FOR FINDING LOVE

Match

If you`re serious about finding a soulmate and have the disposable income, Match is the place to go.

  • Basic Membership: Free
  • One month: £22.30 a month
  • Three months: £19.80 a month
  • Six months: £17.32 a month
  • One year: £16.49 a month
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BEST FOR HARDCORE GAMERS

Gamer Dating

Find your Player 2 on Gamer Dating, the charming (albeit outdated) site where gamers can totally be themselves.

  • Basic membership: Free
  • Silver Quest (two months): £14.44 a month
  • Gold Quest (four months): £14.44 a month
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BEST FOR INTROVERTS

SilverSingles

SilverSingles has an extensive questionnaire at signup that ensures you find matches who are truly compatible.

  • Basic membership: Free
  • Three months: £47.45/month
  • Six months: £36.81/month
  • One year: £26.16/month
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BEST FOR EDUCATED GEEKS

Elite Singles

Career-focused individuals take an advanced personality test that really analyses who will complement you.

  • One month: £74.21 a month
  • Three months: £41.21 a month
  • Six months: £32.96 a month
  • One year: £20.58 a month
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BEST FOR SERIOUS DATERS

eharmony

If you love gaming but hate playing games, eharmony could find you someone serious.

  • Basic Membership: Free
  • Three months : £47.81 a month
  • One year: £22.23 a month
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BEST FOR KINKY GEEKS

ALT

Geek in the streets but freak in the streets? Bond over bondage on this BDSM site.

  • One month: £20.95 a month
  • Three months: £12.95 a month
  • One year: £8.95 a month
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BEST FOR HOOKING UP

AdultFriendFinder

If you can get past the fact that it looks like an ad for a deserted strip club, you`ll get some serious satisfaction and a confidence boost.

  • Basic Membership: Free
  • One month: £24.75 a month
  • Three months: £16.50 a month
  • One year: £12.38 a month
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TL;DR: Snag the essential Ring video doorbell for 119 at Amazon (refurbished). It`s typically 169, so you`ll save 30%.


As much as you may wish you could stay at home 24/7, for most of us this fantasy is basically unattainable. Unfortunately this means going outside, commuting, and worst of all, missed packages. No really, nothing is worse than ordering something, constantly tracking it, and then missing the damn thing.

Feel like you’re always at home and never miss a package again with the Ring video doorbell. The Ring is a video doorbell that acts as your eyes and ears at home while you are away. See, hear, and speak to visitors from your phone or tablet. Equipped with motion sensors, this device lights up and sends alerts whenever someone is near your door, so whether its an UberEats delivery or a thief (!!!), you’ll basically know whatever is going on at your door, 24/7.  Read more...

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If there`s one thing people with iPhones and Android phones can agree on, it`s this: Robocalls suck. 

Personally speaking, robots call me more than my own mother does. A very concerned "Cynthia Arnold" gets in touch every week or so "in reference to your federal student loan," claiming she needs to discuss "repayment options with some new changes that have taken effect." (I don`t have any federal student loans.) And then there`s "Rich," a huffy gentleman who says he`s calling me back regarding "the information that we spoke about, about bringing in 10,000 or more every 10 to 14 days." I wonder if I should introduce him to that down-and-out Nigerian prince in my inbox. Read more...

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BEST FREE APP

Hiya: Caller ID & Spam Blocker

An easy-to-use app with all the features you`d expect from a premium robocall blocking service, minus the fees.

  • Price: Free for basic service; 2.99/month or 14.99/year for Hiya Premium
  • App Store rating: 4.6/5 stars
  • Google Play Store rating: 4.4/5 stars
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BEST PAID APP

Nomorobo Robocall Blocking

A low-cost premium robocall blocking app that`s effective, flexible, and fast, stopping scammers in their tracks after a single ring.

  • Price: 1.99/month; free for VoIP landlines
  • App Store rating: 4.6/5 stars
  • Google Play Store rating: 2.1/5 stars
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BEST FOR GETTING REVENGE ON SCAMMERS

RoboKiller: Spam Call Blocker

If nothing else, you should install this clever robocall blocker for the sheer entertainment value.

  • Price: 2.99/month or 24.99/year for Android devices; 3.99/month or 29.99/year for iOS
  • App Store rating: 4.6/5 stars
  • Google Play Store rating: 3.6/5 stars
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BEST FOR BUSINESSES

YouMail Voicemail and Spam Block

YouMail`s Professional plan is an excellent phone service for businesses that we recommend even if you don`t have a problem with robocalls.

  • Price: Basic service is free; 5.99/month for YouMail Plus and 10.99/month for YouMail Professional
  • App Store rating: 4.6/5 stars
  • Google Play Store rating: 4.3/5 stars
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BEST BLOCKER FOR LANDLINES

Call Control Home

This itsy-bitsy device identifies and protects your landline from robocallers and telemarketers with the help of a companion smartphone app.

  • Price: 159.99 for call blocker device; smartphone app is free
  • App Store rating (app): 4.5/5 stars
  • Google Play Store rating (app): 4.4/5 stars
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BEST FOR NUMBER LOOKUPS

Truecaller

This premium app is the next best thing to downloading a whole phone book on your smartphone.

  • App Store rating: 4.6/5 stars
  • Google Play Store rating: 4.6/5 stars
  • Price: Basic service is free; 2.99/month or 26.99/year for Truecaller Premium and 249/year for Truecaller Premium Gold
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BEST FOR UNMASKING CALLS

TrapCall: Reveal No Caller ID

You know how Mystery Inc. forced villians to identify themselves at the end of every "Scooby-Doo" episode? TrapCall is the smartphone app version of that for spam, scam, and anonymous callers.

  • Price: 5.99/month or 59.40/year for Basic subscription; 9.99/month or 95.40/year for Premium subscription; and 24.99/month or 239.40/year for Ultimate subscription
  • App Store rating: 4.3/5 stars
  • Google Play Store rating: 3.7/5 stars
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As global citizens, we all want to change the world for the better — but in anxious times, it can be difficult to know how to join the conversation about solutions to the world’s major issues. That’s where the Social Good Summit comes in. 

Now in its tenth year, the Social Good Summit brings together leading thinkers — activists, politicians, scientists, diplomats, artists, and more — for a day of inspired conversation on how we can all help our global community achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the target year of 2030. These goals seek to improve the quality of life for all people, lifting up everyone and leaving no one behind. Read more...

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Lime, Spin and other companies are pulling scooters off the streets in Florida over concerns they could become dangerous projectiles during Hurricane Dorian.

Miami officials told scooter companies to retrieve their vehicles by Friday. Dorian is forecast to make landfall along the Atlantic coast of Florida as early as Labor Day weekend, or early next week, as a Category 4 storm with winds of up to 140 miles per hour.  

Yes, ALL #scooters will be removed from @CityofMiami streets by Friday. Winds expected to increase on Saturday evening#HurricaneDorian #scooternado

— Ken Russell Miami (@kenrussellmiami) August 29, 2019 Read more...

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Renée Zellweger has completely transformed into Judy Garland.

The first song from the upcoming film Judy has been released on Spotify, featuring Zellweger doing a spot-on cover of Garland`s version of "Over the Rainbow." You can listen to it here:

We already knew that Zellweger was a great singer after her performance in Chicago, but this rendition of "Over the Rainbow" is a whole other level of talent. If this doesn`t win awards, I don`t know what will.

Judy takes place in 1968, 30 years after Garland starred in her most iconic role as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz. Garland had a string of financial and relationship troubles throughout her life, forcing her to move to London to work or else risk losing custody of her children. Read more...

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The first Instant Pot hit the market in 2010 and cooking at home hasn`t been the same since.

Dramatic? Not really. The ability to slash cooking time and get creative in the kitchen without having to buy multiple appliances (yogurt anyone?) can be a lifesaver amid an often hectic schedule.

Those classic Instant Pots cannot be used as air fryers, but you can expand to crispy cooking by getting a whole Instant Pot air fryer instead: the Instant Vortex Plus.

What is the Instant Vortex Plus?

The Instant Vortex Plus feels aptly named for an appliance that`s about to take your life by storm. It stands out by housing seven appliances in one: It can air fry, roast, rotisserie, broil, bake, reheat, and dehydrate. Read more...

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We’ve got a long holiday weekend coming up, and you know what that means: Kicking back, relaxing, and doing whatever the hell you want to do. There’s still a little bit of summer weather left, so why not spend it sitting out by the pool with a piña colada in one hand and a tablet in the other streaming your favorite TV show. Sounds nice, doesn’t it?

If you’re down for that, check out these amazing deals on tablets for this weekend (laptops, too) and ensure you have the best Labor Day break possibleAmazon Fire tablets, iPads, Acer laptops, and more are front and center this weekend, plus a few other devices.  Read more...

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TL;DR: Amazon will give you a second-generation Echo Plus smart speaker for free (normally 149.99) when you order a brand new Samsung Galaxy Note or Note 10+


The hype for the release of Apple`s newest iPhone is very real — but if you don`t feel compelled to wait in hours-long lines to buy a smartphone with few marked differences from its predecessor, we can`t really blame you.

Maybe it`s time to explore your options and start seeing other operating systems. For what it`s worth, Amazon would love to set you up with the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10+, which came out just last week: The retail giant is giving its customers a free second-gen Echo Plus smart speaker (valued at 150) with the purchase of every Note 10 or Note 10+. (Seems like it`s meant to be, TBH.) Read more...

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Memorial Day feels like it was just yesterday, and then September hit us all like a brick — but at least we have Labor Day sales to act as a cure for those post-summer blues.

Dell, Walmart, and Amazon have some Black-Friday rivaling TV deals to celebrate the long weekend. If you order fast enough, you might even be able to lock in that next-day or two-day shipping to have your TV for the actual holiday — hello, Mindhunter marathon.

Our favorite deal is easily on this 70-inch Sony 4K Bravia TV — it`s a colossal 1,000 off at Walmart while still full price at Sony`s website. Read more...

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It’s Cheat Week at Mashable. Join us as we take a look at how liars, scammers, grifters, and everyday people take advantage of life`s little loopholes in order to get ahead.


Ever wonder how someone got so many Instagram followers? We have great news for your ego: Some of those followers might be fake. 

It`s likely that, even if you`ve never bought followers, you`ve still been followed by a few bots. This is largely unavoidable — and many bots are harmless — but you should still report them to Instagram. The more volatile bots might try to phish you by sending spam or harmful links via DM, and it`s not worth the risk of keeping them around.  Read more...

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TL;DR: The best-in-class 2018 iPad Pro is on sale for its lowest price ever at Amazon — get the 1 TB model for 1,149.99, a savings of 399.01.


Mark Sept. 10 in your calendars, y`all: It`s finally time for Apple`s highly-anticipated iPhone event, where the year`s new iPhones will be announced. A new Apple Watch is also expected to make an appearance.

There`s one Apple star who`s staying home, though: the iPad. Apple reinvented the tablet (again) when it released the bezel-less iPad Pros in December 2018, and less than a year just isn`t enough time to re-revolutionize the tablet again.

So for now, the 2018 iPad Pro is the best tablet out there (from Apple or anyone else), and they`re on sale at Amazon for everyone to experience. You can snag the 1TB 11-inch iPad Pro for 1,149 — a 399 savings and its lowest price ever at Amazon. Read more...

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The following is a spoiler-free review of Man of Medan.

Buckle up, Until Dawn fans: The mysterious Man of Medan has reached mainland.

On Friday, Supermassive Games, the creative geniuses behind horror masterpiece Until Dawn, released the first installment of their Dark Pictures anthology series. A chilling adventure through a nautical nightmare, The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan explores plenty of what made its predecessor great, but with a ton of new ways to play — including three different game modes.

With a story as big as this one, we decided to split up Mashable`s team of gaming reporters (not always a safe choice in a scary setting, we know) and suss out the definitive best way to play Man of Medan. We laughed, we screamed, and we died... seven times to be exact.  Read more...

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Think you`re in an unshakeable relationship? This meme might tell you otherwise.

A number of "if ur dating a ___, ur single to me" posts have popped up on Twitter in the past few days. They are very tongue-in-cheek (so don`t get mad), and posit the idea that if you`re dating a certain kind of person — an egirl, a romantic poet, an Instagram model — you basically qualify as single. As in, the person tweeting doesn`t see them as a threat.

In the case of a tweet about a touring musician, for example: "what`s he gonna do, FaceTime you?" Fair point!

Anyway, at the risk of over-explaining a meme, thereby making it less funny, please enjoy the following tweets. Read more...

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TL;DR: Get the innovative AeroGarden Harvest on sale for 98.99. Since it`s usually priced at 149.95, you`ll be saving 50.96. 


It feels like just yesterday we were ringing in the Fourth of July with oversized pool floats, but here we are: Labor Day. And while this weekend may mark the last hurrah of cookouts, fireworks, and an excuse to day drink White Claws on a Monday, there are some summer highlights you don’t have to bid farewell to. Like growing fresh veggies and herbs to add to your favorite recipes, for example. 

Instead, take your greenery indoors with an AeroGarden in home garden system designed to foster a healthy — no green thumb required — growing environment for fresh herbs and veggies. And since right now you’ll find the AeroGarden Harvest on sale for less than 100 at Amazon, there’s never been a better time to add it to your culinary arsenal.  Read more...

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Muscles are made in the kitchen, apparently. The upsetting message here is that you could spend hours toiling away in the gym with no reward, if your diet isn`t up to scratch. Life isn`t fair, guys.

If you`re a regular in the gym, and you`re not seeing any progress, it could be down to your diet. We definitely wouldn`t recommend becoming one of those individuals who counts every gram going in and out, because frankly, that`s a little scary. You could however, increase your protein intake for improved results.

Boosting your protein intake can help keep your muscles healthy and increase your muscle mass. Now you could load up on meat, and pack it into every meal, but this would be both expensive and incredibly boring (not to mention bad for the environment). The most effective and inexpensive method of adding protein to your diet is with whey protein powder. Read more...

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                      Samsung`s oft-delayed foldable phone may finally be ready for prime time. 

                      According to South Korean outlet Yonhap News (via SamMobile), the company is getting ready to launch the Galaxy Fold in Korea on Sept. 6. 

                      The date is interesting, as this is the same day the IFA trade show in Berlin officially starts — though there`s still no word whether Samsung will officially launch the Fold there.

                      A few months ago, Samsung said it has fixed the Fold`s issues and promised a September launch, but the company did not reveal an exact date. 

                      The Fold, a powerful foldable smartphone with top-notch specs, was originally scheduled to launch in April, but has suffered several rounds of delays as early reviewers noticed the device is quite prone to breaking.  Read more...

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                      There`s going to be an odd vibe at the IFA Berlin trade show next week. 

                      IFA, which officially kicks off Sept. 6 but in reality starts two days earlier, is primarily an audio and video consumer electronics show, and nothing will change in that regard. We`ll still see a bunch of huge, fancy TVs, wireless headphones, wearables, and VR/AR gadgets. 

                      But the show is also a launchpad for new smartphones, often from giants such as Samsung, Huawei, and LG. That`s happening this year, too, but there`s never been so many unknowns only days before the show.

                      This year`s trend: The Latephone

                      Take Huawei, for example. The company will have a press event and it will show some products, though it`s unlikely that it will launch its upcoming flagship, the Huawei Mate 30. Even if it did, who knows which version of it we`d see; just yesterday, Google said the company would have to launch that phone without Google Play, which would make it near-unusable in Europe or the U.S. Read more...

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                      Fast-fashion empire and pointless graphic tee slogan enthusiast Forever 21 is preparing to (potentially) file for bankruptcy, and honestly? The internet might be a little too excited. 

                      While it`s unclear what exactly this means for the future of the company, the potential to scale back and close down some locations can only mean one thing — massive sales. 

                      Some fashion-forward denizens of the web are thrilled! Imagine all the Hot Cheetos-themed fits you can get now at a low, low price! But others pointed out that Forever 21 had played themself for that exact reason. Who could possibly want to step out looking like a walking billboard for a Brand™️?  Read more...

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                      I was at a funeral a few months ago when something was said to me that threw my status as my family`s perennial singleton into sharp relief. 

                      I was holding my cousin`s new baby when a relative called out, "Get a good look at this. Because it`ll be the last time you ever see Rachel holding a child." 

                      My aunts, uncles, cousins, and even family friends turned their heads to do precisely as they`d been instructed: have a good gawp at me. Someone even took a photo to memorialise this moment. 

                      It was the first good laugh I`d had during what had been an otherwise upsetting day. 

                      That was the umpteenth time that day I`d had a comment about my absence of a partner. "Are you not married yet?" one relative asked me during the wake. "They haven`t made the man for Rachel," someone else interjected. "Is that so?" I retorted. Read more...

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                      At 30,000 feet, browsing Netflix just isn`t a possibility. 

                      But with hours to kill, a high likelihood of delays, and that guy in the middle seat who just will not stop talking, you`re going to need something to get through this flight. So, in honor of you and your travels, we`ve curated the very best plane content available on Netflix now.

                      With limited graphic violence and nudity (to avoid offending your seat mates), here are 15 of Netflix`s best shows and movies you can download ahead of your flight. They`re all engaging enough to distract you from the pressure building in your inner ear, but also calming enough to let you fall asleep — assuming you sort out where to prop your elbow, of course.  Read more...

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                      Welcome to our 2019 Fall Movie Preview. All week long we`re covering the films you need to know about as we head into the final months of the year, from indie gems to awards hopefuls to blockbuster smashes. 


                      We get it: There are only so many hours in a day and so many days in a week, and so much cash you can save up in all that time. If you`re going to get anything else done, you need to prioritize. And maybe that means you don`t get to see every movie you`d like to, but you still want to make sure you come out of the season having witnessed some great stuff. 

                      So we`re finishing our fall movie preview with the titles that, for our money, seem most worth going the extra mile for. Here`s what to watch if you only have time for six movies... Read more...

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                      Humans Began Mass Ecological Destruction 3,000 Years Ago

                      A new paper with 250 scientific authors suggests human beings had impacted Earth’s fragile ecosystems much earlier and to a far greater extent than currently believed.

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                      Uber`s biggest rival in China is getting into the self-driving game.

                      Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has announced plans to launch a fleet of autonomous taxis.

                      Aiming to become the first large-scale self-driving taxi service in China, Didi plans to roll out its Level 4 self-driving vehicles in the Jiading District of Shanghai.

                      After Shanghai`s government approved permits for testing the AV fleet on Wednesday, Didi Chuxing founder and CEO Cheng Wei announced the service at Shanghai’s World Artificial Intelligence Conference on Friday, where the company demonstrated the autonomous taxis on a closed track. Read more...

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                      Lil Nas X absolutely slayed the red carpet at the 2019 VMAs with a sequin and lace ruffle ensemble. 

                      But amid all the glitz and matching silver cowboy boots, Nas is a goofy dreamboat, shown in Vogue`s behind-the-scenes video showing him getting ready before the VMAs.

                      In the video, he starts out talking to the sandwich he`s eating. And yep, you guessed it, he is indeed reciting lyrics from his song "Panini."

                      "Ayy, Panini, don`t you be a meanie," he tells his sandwich. 

                      Fashion designer Christian Cowan explains that Nas` VMAs "diamond fantasy" outfit was an "homage to Prince." You also get a charming glimpse of Nas goofing around as he rehearses choreography.  Read more...

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                      Corruption and demonic creatures are leaking into the world from another dimension, and it’s up to you, a police officer in the specialized Neuron division, to stop it.

                      How do you fight these demonic creatures? With demonic creatures of your own, of course, and a super-powered police baton. But don’t forget, you’re a police officer at your core! So on your way to these hellish interdimensional portals, make sure you help a few civilians along the way.

                      This is Astral Chain, a game that’s one part apocalypse, one part menial police work, one part over-the-top action, and one part pure goofiness. At times it’s a very weird combination of these things, whiplashing back and forth between its varied facets with their wildly varying paces. Still, it’s charming, and the combat is exciting enough to keep everything propelling forward. Read more...

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                      It takes a lot to laugh in a state of despair, but a little bookshop in the English town of Fowey seems to have found a way in.

                      For the last year or so, a typically British tongue-in-cheek sign has been covering the front window of the Bookends of Fowey bookshop in Cornwall, UK. Now, following a viral tweet by BBC reporter Nick Garnett, we all got a glimpse at the genius sign.

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                      — Nick Garnett (@NickGarnettBBC) August 29, 2019

                      The joke was devised by David, who co-owns the shop with his wife Anne, and who`d prefer to be identified using his first name only.  Read more...

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                      TL;DR: FIFA 20 is on sale for £34.99 on GAME, after saving £15 from Quidco via cashback.


                      The launch of FIFA 20 is just around the corner, which means you`ll be expecting to fork out close to £50 once again, just like you do every year. Except, this time it could be different.

                      With a clever hack, you could save £15 on list price, meaning you can pre-order FIFA 20 for just £34.99 on PS4 or Xbox One. You could also pick up the PC version for just £24.99, which is a shockingly low price to pay for such a highly anticipated game.

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                      TL;DR: A convenient three-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription is down to £10.99 on CD Keys, saving you £19 on list price.


                      For those not in the know, an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription combines Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold into one convenient package. This means you can access a massive library of games, without the need to sign up to multiple plans.

                      If you`re thinking that this service won`t work for you because you already have prepaid time on Xbox Live Gold or Game Pass, think again, because that time will be automatically applied when you upgrade. There`s nothing stopping you from instantly downloading games directly to your Xbox One or PC with Game Pass Ultimate, not even the price. Read more...

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                      TL;DR: The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and three-month Switch Online bundle is available for £49.99 on Amazon, saving you £16.99.


                      We`ve said it before and we`ll say it again, bundle deals are the best kind of deals. 

                      You can get everything you need with a bundle deal, at a low price. So you`re saving money, time, and hassle, all at once. This is why we go on and on about bundle deals, and we`ll continue to do so until these offers are widely appreciated as the superstars that they are.

                      In this group of superstar deals, there is one bundle offering that is standing head and shoulders above the rest. You can now get a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate download code, with three-months of Switch Online, for just £49.99 on Amazon. To put that in perspective, the list price of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is £59.99 alone. Read more...

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                      We`ve been warning you all week, and the time has finally come. It`s the last day of the Amazon "End of Summer Sale", so you only have until midnight on Aug. 30 to secure the best deals, before they disappear forever. Or, at least until Black Friday.

                      The sale is finishing on a high, with great savings available on a wide range of products and top brands. We have lined up the best deals on 4K TVs, laptops, and a whole lot more, to point you in the right direction. You can pick up Apple MacBooks, Bose headphones, and Amazon devices at heavily reduced prices.

                      These are the best deals from across the internet for Aug. 30. Read more...

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                      Today, we have good news for gamersAmazon is discounting a selection of gaming laptops, desktops, and accessories. You can get a 23.6-inch Acer 1080p gaming monitor for 149.99 or if you don`t mind splurging to get the best, the Acer Predator 27-inch 3840x2160 monitor is going for 499.99, which is still a massive 200 saving from the list price

                      Whether you are looking to upgrade your monitor, PC, or accessories like headphones, keyboards, and mice, Amazon has something for everyone. 

                      Check out more of today`s best deals from Amazon, Walmart, Dell, Best Buy, Rakuten, and BuyDig for Friday, Aug. 30:   Read more...

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                      Welcome to Dial Up, Mashable’s most excellent look at technology in the `90s, from the early days of the World Wide Web to the clunky gadgets that won our hearts. 


                      A lot can change in 20 years. Of course, technology evolves over time. But for some of the biggest tech companies in the United States, the changes they`ve seen over the past two decades are about more than just new features and better computing power.

                      Google, Apple, and Amazon are collectively big enough to run the world in 2019. Google`s Android and Apple`s iOS form the backbone of just about every mobile device there is, while Amazon is the biggest name in retail and has an immensely profitable cloud computing platform, to boot. Read more...

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                      Porn production company BangBros lit up the internet on Thursday evening when it announced its latest acquisition.

                      The company had purchased PornWikiLeaks, a site dedicated to doxxing adult industry performers and sharing their personal details online, including the real names, family information, addresses, and/or phone numbers of over 15,000 members of the adult industry. 

                      But BangBros, whose sites include Bang Bus and MILF Soup, weren`t diversifying into violating the privacy of sex workers. After buying PWL, including the data-filled drives and the domain, the company wiped the site, replacing the content with a message on the homepage explaining the change. Read more...

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                      Not to be dramatic, but music makes everything better: it`s medicine, it`s a universal language, it`s fuel for your soul. 

                      In case you still don`t believe in its benefits, there have been studies that show it can lower stress, improve your cognitive performance, and even enhance your memory. So feel free to blast Taylor Swift`s "Lover" 24/7 without shame.

                      Let`s cut to the chase, though. In order to bask in all these benefits music provides, you`re going to need the right products. You don`t have to fork out hundreds to get a quality listening experience though, because these speakers, headphones, and earbuds are all majorly discounted for Labor Day. Read more...

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                      Labor Day forces us to take stock of our careers and ponder whether we`re on the right path. Or maybe you`re more of the binge-watch Netflix all weekend type. Either way, it`s not a bad time to start thinking about the future.

                      If the future looks better with a change of pace or a bigger paycheck, here are some trending career paths to check out and the online courses to help get you going. Plus, all these courses are an extra 20% off this weekend, so there`s no time like the present to get started on your future.

                      Web Developer

                      From teaching you how to create web pages to databases, the Complete Web Dev Diploma Bundle is focused on helping you get to grips with the entire process of bringing ideas, content, or digital products to life. You`ll gain a deeper understanding of front-end development, PHP development, handling servers and databases, and so much more. Normally on sale for 99.99, you can get it for only 79.99 when you use the code SAVE20BIZ at checkout. Read more...

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                      On Aug. 29, 1997, Skynet became self-aware. On Aug. 30, 2019, a new trailer for Terminator: Dark Fate became available. And as in the teaser released in May, it would very much like to emphasise that the Rise Of The Machines/Genisys/Salvation timeline is as dead as... well, all of humanity in the future.

                      If you`d like to be surprised, look away now, because this trailer is packed with details designed to reassure you that this is the Terminator franchise, classic flavour. We get Mackenzie Davis`s I-come-from-the-future exposition explaining that Sarah Connor did not, in fact, avert Judgement Day; Linda Hamilton`s Connor smirking and wisecracking like the apocalypse-averting veteran she is (complete with a callback I`d rather have been surprised by); and some absolutely wild-looking fight scenes — including a moment where Gabriel Luna`s evil new-model nanomorph appears to split itself into two separate humanoids. Read more...

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                      In what`s being touted as potentially one of the biggest attacks on iPhone users ever, Google has revealed that a collection of websites were hacked to deliver malware onto iPhones, with the iOS vulnerabilities involved going unchecked and undiscovered for years — as well as subsequent attacks.

                      The hacks installed zero-interaction malware into unnamed sites that received thousands of visitors every week. Simply visiting the sites, without clicking or scrolling at all, could deliver a monitoring implant onto users` iPhones.

                      Google demonstrated that the implant could "steal private data like iMessages, photos and GPS location in real-time"; it also had access to users` keychains and password data, as well as database files containing plaintext of messages sent and received in messaging apps such as Google Hangouts, and even end-to-end encrypted apps including WhatsApp, iMessage, and Telegram. Read more...

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