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10 shopping deals for 10.10 Day and now, they’re all an extra 20% off



TLDR: Take an extra 20 percent off these already heavily discounted gadgets as part of the 10.10 Shopping Day deals.

If you thought Black Friday was the world’s biggest shopping day, then you’re only focused on North America. Because when you take the entire globe into consideration, the single biggest shopping day of the year is actually China’s Singles Day on Nov. 11

Ecommerce giant Alibaba jumpstarted the holiday about a decade ago, turning it into a juggernaut that generated over $38 billion last year, 2.5 times more than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined.

Now, American retailers already reeling from COVID-19 hits want to launch their own version of Singles Day, dubbed 10.10 Shopping Day. TNW Deals is all about cutting you serious discounts anyway, so they’re on board in a big way, including these 10 deals of some of their best selling items.

Best of all, when you use the coupon code OCTSALE20 during checkout, you can take an additional 20 percent of the price of your entire purchase. Whether it’s early holiday shopping or just some much-needed retail therapy, the deals are here.

Jumpi 3-in-1 Car Vacuum, Jumpstarter and Power Bank – $79.99 after coupon “OCTSALE20”; originally $150

This versatile car essential item can help make sure a bad battery never leaves you stranded or in danger. By day, it’s a pleasant, yet powerful mini-vac. But during an emergency, the built-in jumper cables and power bank can supply a booming 700 amp jolt to a lagging battery. The power bank also can boost any lagging power levels on your smartphone, tablet or other devices as well.

Fusion C Mini PC – $128.76 after coupon “OCTSALE20”; originally $250

Your desktop computer doesn’t have to take up your whole desk. In fact, the Fusion C is about the size of a small cigar box. Packed with a built-in Intel quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a pre-installed version of Windows 10 Home, and WiFi, HDMI, VGA, LAN, USB 2.0 and even Micro-SD connectivity, all you need is a monitor to handle all your basic home computing needs.

Mobile Pixels Trio Portable Triple Screen Laptop Monitor – $400 after coupon “OCTSALE20”; originally $500

The Trio offers up the multi-screen experience in your office right on your laptop. Just connect to your device, slide it out and you’ve got a second or even a third laptop screen to help boost your productivity. Lightweight and portable, the Trio can even be flipped around to serve as a great presentation monitor for any sales pitches, training sessions of just to let everyone see what you’re working on.

Lenso Cube 1080p Pocket Projector – $248 after coupon “OCTSALE20”; originally $799

It’s only 2 inches square, but hook this tiny projector up via WiFi, Bluetooth, HDMI, or USB to any of your devices and you can watch HD quality 1080p video projected on any surface up to 10 feet across. Play videos or listen to music, the Lenso Cube works with nearly 3,600 compatible apps and can last up to 20 hours on a single charge. It’s an entire multimedia center that fits right in your pocket. 

Jetson Eris Electric Scooter – $400 after coupon “OCTSALE20”; originally $499

If you don’t need to drive, this scooter is the perfect alternative. The peppy 250-watt motor can carry you as many as 12 miles at up to 14 mph, even on hills and inclines. The entire Jetson Eris Scooter folds up for storage or transport and there’s even a detachable phone holder so you can check maps or jam out to music as you zip along.

Wireless Qi Canvas Duo Device Charger – $48 after coupon “OCTSALE20”; originally $99

Get two Qi-enabled devices charging wirelessly at the same time. Optimized for the newest Apple and Samsung phone models, this charger feeds juice as fast and as safely as possible on this anti-slip pad that won’t slide all over your desk. It’s also got LED charging indicators, so you’ll always know how the power transfer is going.

Aura Biometric Smartlock and WiFi Gateway – $128 after coupon “OCTSALE20”; originally $500

Losing your keys doesn’t have to be a thing ever again. This door lock brings biometrics to the rescue, with the ability to automatically unlock the door with a fingerprint as well as a passcode, access card, or, with the connected app, from anywhere in the world. It also employs full tamper-proof encryption to make it virtually impregnable.

Wireless Charging Pad for AirPods and AirPods Pro – $23.19 after coupon “OCTSALE20”; originally $34

With AirPods, it’s always tough to know whether or not they’re charging on a wireless charge pad. But this pad is engineered with a perfect fid for AirPods, so the charge can always go off without a hitch. And the convenient LED indicator showing the charging status doesn’t hurt either.

Pictar Selfie Pro Kit – $80 after coupon “OCTSALE20”; originally $129

This double-barreled addition to your selfie arsenal includes the Smart Selfie Stick, which extends almost three feet with full camera control to pan, tilt, zoom and more for the perfect shot. There’s also the Pictar Wide-Angle Smart Lens, with a 110-degree angle of view allowing for perfect landscapes and group shots. 

Soundfreaq Sound Spot Compact Bluetooth Speaker – $52 after coupon “OCTSALE20”; originally $79

At about 5 inches long, this companion speaker can hop from room to room easily, bringing booming music with it. From the acoustics to the design details to acoustic balance to suit your musical taste, this speaker is thoughtfully crafted to deliver rich sound and blistering power beyond its diminutive size. Just sync up your smartphone, stream your best playlist and settle back.

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How Buenos Aires boosted gender equality — by getting women on bikes



The pandemic has given us the chance to rethink which type of city we would like to live in. The restrictions imposed by the virus have challenged us and forced us to rethink mobility schemes which were previously unthinkable. It has also given us the opportunity to revisit and revise the process we had already begun. In this back and forth, we have further strengthened our conviction to accelerate transformations and policies that have been put in place in the last few years, in order to create a city that offers equal access to opportunities, just as we have always imagined.

In this way, over the last few weeks, the avenues Corrientes and Córdoba have given way to bicycles. We have transformed the two most emblematic streets in the city and have created a new safe space of coexistence for all, without the need of users having to interpose or invade other actors’ lanes. On a daily basis, bicycles have begun to flood the cycle lanes and the results have been immediate; bicycle trips have increased 44% in these avenues since the incorporation of this infrastructure.

The first surveys carried out highlighted an interesting data point which strengthened that this is a phenomenon, sustained and continuous over the last ten years, which continues to evolve with the extension of the cycle lanes. In less than a month the number of women cycling in the avenues Corrientes and Cordoba has doubled, going from 8% to 19%.

Historically the bicycle represents, for women on a global scale, a symbol of freedom – and this increase demonstrates that this change should be promoted and expanded upon.

We are convinced that, in order to create a more equal society for women and other gender identities, we must create safe spaces where people can feel free, autonomous and independent; so that the city does not pose barriers or obstacles. Safe spaces realized so that citizens do not have to think about what to wear before leaving their homes and going out onto the street, making longer trips to reach their destination or avoid certain areas, spending more money, or deciding not to travel because it is nighttime.

When a public policy is conceptualized, whichever one it may be, it is essential to understand the difference that exists in the perception, use and necessities of transport between men and women and the role that mobility plays in their daily life. We know that women experience and move throughout the city in a different way than men. Specifically, in the city of Buenos Aires, their trips are linked to caretaking and they are principally made on public transport and by foot. We also know that the pandemic has highlighted many of these inequalities, which has been reflected in the increase in the number of gender violence cases or the burden carried in regards to caretaking in this context of isolation.

We want women to feel that the city is their own and that they do not need to plan their movements due to any symbolic nor physical barrier.

Within this strategy, last year we presented the first Gender and Mobility Plan in the city, which treated the gender inequality in the transport and mobility environment, not just in planning but also employment inclusion, mobility data and awareness of gender problematics, such as street harassment.

Inequality in relation to mobility and access to public transport implies less access to other rights, and the exit of the pandemic must be made in such a way that offers more opportunities for all. The journey is long but our public policies are transversal and we are focusing on removing the mobility gender barrier.

This article was written by Juanjo Mendez, Secretary of Transportation and Public Works, Government of the City of Buenos Aires, on The Urban Mobility Daily, the content site of the Urban Mobility Company, a Paris-based company which is moving the business of mobility forward through physical and virtual events and services. Join their community of 10K+ global mobility professionals by signing up for the Urban Mobility Weekly newsletter. Read the original article here and follow them on Linkedin and Twitter.

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Published October 25, 2020 — 14:00 UTC


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Avoid work from home burn out with this highly rated meditation app, now over half off



TLDR: With the Omvana Meditation app, users get help beyond calming anxiety to actually prompt real growth and improved results in your daily life.

Most meditation courses and programs have the same basic purpose: to help you relax, center and find peace. Those are, of course, all very important, very worthwhile goals. However, if you’re going to put in the often significant time investment to meditate and focus and attempt to tap into your innermost self, then it might be worth getting even more out of the effort than some momentary calm.

With the Omvana meditation app, their goal isn’t to get users better at meditation, but to get them better at navigating life. Right now, access to one year of their Omvana meditation services are available at almost 60 percent off its regular price, only $24.99 from TNW Deals.

While Omvana can certainly help anyone alleviate stress, calm anxiety and boost focus, their offerings through working with the world’s best personal growth teachers aim even higher, attempting to help you achieve more in life and actually raise your performance level personally, and professionally as well as metaphysically.

The Omvana app is home to a massive, ever-growing library of powerful meditations delivered by world-class instructors. Whether you want to lower your stress, get better sleep, or create better focus, users can find a meditation keyed to their specific need.

From stress management to healing to attracting abundance to visualizing your ideal future and more, these teachings are led by top-flight instructors renowned for their techniques stimulating personal growth, instructors like Marisa Peer, Lisa Nichols, Bob Proctor, Michael Beckwith, Vishen Lakhiani, and more.

Whether you’re a seasoned meditator or just getting started, Omvana brings these hundreds of beautifully crafted tracks to users of all levels, in everything from bite-sized sessions for busy people, to contemplative deep dives into the subconscious for more advanced users.

These guided meditations can also be mixed with your choice of ambient music and other tracks to help you better transcend into higher levels of consciousness. One of 2019’s best meditation app award winners from editors at Healthline, Omvana can help you master your productivity, create a clarity of vision, boost your confidence and self-esteem and basically made you into a happier, healthier you.

Regularly $59, a one-year subscription to the Omvana Meditation app is now 58 percent off, down to just $24.99 while this offer lasts. You can also get a lifetime subscription for only $99.99. 


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Original Content podcast: ‘Lovecraft Country’ is gloriously bonkers



As we tried to recap the first season of HBO’s “Lovecraft Country,” one thing became clear: The show is pretty nuts.

The story begins by sending Atticus “Tic” Freeman (Jonathan Majors), his friend Leti Lewis (Jurnee Smolett) and his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) on a road trip across mid-’50s America in search of Tic’s missing father. You might assume that the search will occupy the entire season, or take even longer than that; instead, the initial storyline is wrapped up quickly.

And while there’s a story running through the whole season, most of the episodes are relatively self-contained, offering their own versions on various horror and science fiction tropes. There’s a haunted house episode, an Indiana Jones episode, a time travel episode and more.

The show isn’t perfect — the writing can be clunky, the special effects cheesy and cheap-looking. But at its best, it does an impressive job of mixing increasingly outlandish plots, creepy monsters (with plentiful gore) and a healthy dose of politics.

After all, “Lovecraft Country” (adapted form a book by Matt Ruff) is named after notoriously racist horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, but it focuses almost entirely on Black characters, making the case that old genres can be reinvigorated with diverse casts and a rethinking of political assumptions.

In addition to reviewing the show, the latest episode of the Original Content podcast also includes a discussion of Netflix earnings, the new season of “The Bachelorette” and the end of Quibi.

You can listen in the player below, subscribe using Apple Podcasts or find us in your podcast player of choice. If you like the show, please let us know by leaving a review on Apple. You can also follow us on Twitter or send us feedback directly. (Or suggest shows and movies for us to review!)

And if you’d like to skip ahead, here’s how the episode breaks down:
0:00 Intro
0:36 Netflix discussion
3:18 “The Bachelorette”
6:30 Quibi
14:35 “Lovecraft Country” review
31:32 “Lovecraft Country” spoiler discussion


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