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Posted on Techdirt - 6 July 2015 @ 10:30am

Daily Deal: White-Hat Hacker & Penetration Tester Course

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An increasing number of companies are hiring folks to poke and prod their systems looking for vulnerabilities before the bad guys can exploit them. After all, we live in an age where even the so-called hacking experts are getting hacked. The White-Hat Hacker & Penetration Tester Course is a series of over 25 lectures designed to introduce you to the concepts of security paradigms and how to test system vulnerabilities. Over 4.5 hours, you will become familiar with Metasploit, Scapy, WireShark and other tools to help you learn more about recognizing network vulnerabilities and penetration testing. Get this course for 74% off in the Techdirt Deals store.

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Posted on Techdirt - 2 July 2015 @ 10:33am

Daily Deal: Striker Spy HD-Camera Drone

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Soar, swoop, and flip through the air with 58% off of the Striker Spy HD-Camera Drone. This drone comes ready for flight with limited set up out of the box and its internal gyro will keep it steady in most flying conditions. The HD camera can snap shots or film your flight for up to 30 minutes. It's lightweight and durable and you'll be the master of your skies in no time.



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Posted on Techdirt - 1 July 2015 @ 10:31am

Daily Deal: Amazon Web Services Engineer Bootcamp Bundle

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Learn all about cloud computing with 89% off of the Amazon Web Services Engineer Bootcamp Bundle in the Deals store. In 24 hours over 4 courses, you will learn everything you need to know to work with Amazon’s hosting platform. By the end of the training, you will be prepared for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect (CSA) associate exam (exam fees not included in the bundle). The bundle covers topics newbies and experts will need in order to increase their skills and add another certification to their resumes.



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Posted on Techdirt - 30 June 2015 @ 10:32am

Daily Deal: Nimble RFID-Blocking Wallet

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The days of lugging around and sitting on a George Costanza wallet are long gone. Your phone can keep tabs on all of those bits of paper so all you need is a place for some cash and your cards. The Nimble RFID-Blocking Wallet fits the bill with its slim and functional design. There is a quick access pocket in front for whatever you want ready access to while the storage in the middle gives ample room for change, cards and cash. An RFID-blocking layer could help keep your information safe from skimmers. There is even space for two house keys to slip in on the back of this leather wallet. The Nimble Wallet is available in the Techdirt Deals store for 33% off of the original price.



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Posted on Techdirt - 29 June 2015 @ 10:26am

Daily Deal: Penzu Pro Digital Journal Lifetime Subscription

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Few folks keep a good old fashioned pen and paper journal anymore. Keeping a daily journal has many benefits from reducing stress to encouraging creativity to serving as a reminder of all you have accomplished. For 58% off of the list price, you can grab a lifetime subscription to Penzu Pro Digital Journal and have access to your story anywhere across all of your devices. With Penzu Pro, you can customize your journal covers, add images, add tags to help you stay organized and search for keywords. The journal can be locked with a pin, you can encrypt your entries for added protection and you can submit entries via email. Penzu Pro is compatible with iOS 7/Android 2.2 and newer, as well as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox and Safari. The subscription includes all full updates.

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Posted on Techdirt - 26 June 2015 @ 10:30am

Daily Deal: Twist Plus World Charging Station

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For the globe trotters out there, you know how frustrating it can be keeping track of all of the special adapters you need for charging your different devices. The Twist Plus World Charging Station aims to solve that issue in one compact device. You simply twist through your 4 choices of plug types and you're set to charge in over 150 countries. There is built-in fuse protection to protect your devices and you no longer have to look for multiple outlets to charge all of your devices as this one plug will charge a Macbook and 4 USB devices. It's available for 33% off in the store with free shipping. Happy travels!



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Posted on Techdirt - 25 June 2015 @ 10:32am

Daily Deal: BaseRails Ruby on Rails Training: 2 Year Subscription

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Some of the best apps on the web are made with Ruby on Rails, and with this BaseRails Ruby on Rails Training online course, you'll learn what you need to know to build your own app. The 7 courses teach you how to build 4 different apps, and how to gather data through an API and use that data to build your own custom app. For 92% off of this 2 year subscription, you will have access to 30 hours of content and any new courses and demos as they are added.

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Posted on Techdirt - 24 June 2015 @ 10:25am

Daily Deal: IDrive Unlimited Mobile Backup: Lifetime Subscription

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With all of that important data sitting on your phone, it is important to keep it backed up somewhere. IDrive Unlimited Mobile Backup could be one way you protect your data from accidental deletion. For $10, this lifetime license will work with 5 of your mobile devices and will let you easily retrieve your information from the cloud. They promise that you can even restore across platforms should you decide to change ecosystems. You can share files with friends, back up your Facebook and Instagram accounts, and the backups are encrypted.

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Posted on Techdirt - 23 June 2015 @ 10:30am

Daily Deal: Intocircuit 15000mAh Power Castle External Battery

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There is no need to fear a dead battery when you have a handy little charger with you. The Intocircuit 15000mAh Power Castle External Battery is lightweight, looks cool and is in the store at 73% off. The Power Castle comes with a micro USB cable, the ability to charge just about any mobile device and dual USB ports for charging two devices at once.



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Posted on Techdirt - 19 June 2015 @ 11:37am

Daily Deal: Charging Roundup

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TGIF. It's time to get ready for the weekend! Whether you're crashing at home or heading out into the wide world, you want your devices charged and ready to go. Take a look at these deals designed to give your devices the juice they need so you can binge Netflix or take unlimited selfies. Get the Kinkoo 40W 6-Port High Speed Charger for 29% off and plug in up to 6 USB charged devices for high-speed charging. Everyone in the house can have a dedicated port and the Kinkoo can detect what type of device you've plugged in and select the optimum charging speed to get you back up to 100% faster.

The Smart Charge Kit can help you figure out how efficiently your charges are working. The device plugs into your lightning or microUSB cable and has an LED display to let you know how quickly your device is being charged. It's available for $21 in the store -- just remember to pick the right option in the drop down menu when you order.
For you Apple folks out there, the braided MFi-Certified Lightning Cable gives you 10 feet of tangle free cable to charge you lightning compatible devices. Get it now for 33% off and worry no more about short charging cables forcing you into uncomfortable positions while you browse Techdirt in bed or on the couch.
We haven't forgotten about the Android users! For 50% off, the ZeroLemon 18W 'Quick Charge 2.0' Android Charger can charge your devices 75% faster. You can even use it for non-Android devices (they'll be charged at their regular speed), so you only need to carry one gadget.
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Posted on Techdirt - 18 June 2015 @ 10:31am

Daily Deal: Pogoplug Personal Plan

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Running out of space on your tablet, phone, or computers can be frustrating, and losing all of your pictures, videos and important files can be downright heartbreaking. With Pogoplug Personal Plan you can store an unlimited amount of your data from all of your devices. You can back up your Macs, PCs, iOS and Android devices, and stream your music and videos wherever you are. There is no file size limit and an easy one-click backup for every device. The Pogoplug Personal Plan is available in the store for 34% off of the 1 year subscription or 67% off for the 3 year subscription.



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Posted on Techdirt - 17 June 2015 @ 10:34am

Daily Deal: Learn Node.js by Building 10 Projects

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If you are looking to take your programming skills to the next level, check out the 90% off deal on the Learn Node.js course. This practical course got its start on Kickstarter this year and features 18+ hours of training through instructive videos and building 10 real-life applications. You’ll learn just about all you need to know about this open source, cross-platform runtime environment for server-side and networking applications.

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Posted on Techdirt - 16 June 2015 @ 10:25am

Daily Deal: Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 PC Home

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Speech-to-text software has come a long way over the years and, while it's not perfect, it can still a great tool for increasing productivity. For 50% off, we're offering Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 PC Home from Nuance. This latest update of Dragon sets up easily and now works with most built-in laptop and some Bluetooth mics for greater flexibility. You can create custom word lists and use an audio playback option to help with proofreading. The license allows you to download Dragon to two computers, and it's offered in American English, UK English, French or German. We're offering Dragon Dictate 4 for Mac at 50% off as well.



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Posted on Techdirt - 12 June 2015 @ 10:25am

Daily Deal: Brooklyn Headphone Company BK9 Headset

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Headphones are a popular, must-have item for many folks. The over the ear models are usually more comfortable than in the ear buds for long listening sessions. For 65% off of the list price, we have the stylish Brooklyn Headphone Company BK9 Headset available in the store. These headphones feature 40mm drivers for crisp sound and the over the ear design is made to reduce outside noise intrusion and come with a carrying case to help keep them looking sharp. The 48" cable has a built in microphone and an answer/end button for taking calls while you're listening to your tunes. The BK9s are available in blue or black and the deal includes free shipping to the continental US.



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Posted on Techdirt - 11 June 2015 @ 12:27pm

Daily Deal: Pay What You Want: Mobile-First Developer's Bundle

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Everyone has had the idea at one time or another for the perfect app. This pay what you want Mobile-First Developer's Bundle can help you turn that idea into a reality. Pay whatever you want and you will receive the Monetize Your App and The Complete Android Lollipop App Development courses to get you started with 9 hours of content covering how to add ad networks and the Android ecosystem. If you beat the average price listed in the store (at the time of writing, it is under $7), you unlock 8 other courses to help you master developing iOS and Android apps. Get your name on the top of the leaderboard of buyers and you'll receive the 10 courses plus 5 entries for the Pick Your Apple Toy giveaway (see the store for details). If you end up on the leaderboard at any time during the promotion, you'll receive the 10 courses plus 1 entry to the giveaway.

10% of the profits from your purchase will go towards Creative Commons, who develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation. So you'll be helping support Creative Commons and Techdirt with a purchase today.

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Posted on Techdirt - 10 June 2015 @ 10:33am

Daily Deal: Nikon COOLPIX P530 Digital Camera

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While smartphone cameras may make taking selfies and foodie pics easy and convenient (and mildly annoying), sometimes you need a real camera to try to capture the scene around you. The Nikon COOLPIX P530 is a bridge camera that combines the ease of use of a point-and-shoot camera with the manual controls, viewfinder and zoom capabilities of a DSLR. The 16.1-megapixel camera has an optical 42x zoom (up to 84x with a digital zoom), records at 1080p HD for crisp videos, and has optical vibration reduction to help counteract those shaky hands. Android and iOS users can download an app from Nikon that allows for wireless transfers of images from the camera to other devices over WiFi. It's now available at 39% off the list price in the store.



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Posted on Techdirt - 9 June 2015 @ 10:19am

Daily Deal: KeySmart 2.0

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It's baaack! The KeySmart 2.0 Compact Key Organizer that helps you get your keys under control is back in the Techdirt Deals Store and available at 26% off. You can fit up to 10 keys in about half the space they would normally take. This time for a few dollars more, you can also choose to get an organizer with an attached 8GB USB key so you can take your files with you. There are only a few days left for this deal and, last time, some of the options sold out quickly.



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Posted on Techdirt - 8 June 2015 @ 10:24am

Daily Deal: Servers For Hackers Elite Training

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Broken servers and crashing apps are a major headache, especially if you rely on someone else to administer them. You can learn to do it for yourself with 61% off of the 'Servers For Hackers' Elite Training by Chris Fidao. This PDF with 300+ pages builds off of his popular newsletter and comes bundled with 5 case studies and full setup examples, and 12 video tutorials. With lifetime access, you can learn about how to securely set up servers, how to perform basic and advanced configuration of Apache and Nginx, and much more. All you need is a connection to the internet and any PDF, ePub or Mobi reader.



Bonus Deal: Are you interested in learning SQL? Start writing queries in no time with this introductory course for just $19.

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Posted on Techdirt - 5 June 2015 @ 11:36am

Daily Deal: Mpow 3-Port Intelligent Car Charger

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Whether you have a long commute or you're heading out for road trip this summer, the Mpow 3-Port Intelligent Car Charger will keep all of your devices juiced up while you're cruising (or sitting in stop-and-go traffic resisting the temptation to turn your car into a battering ram). At its max output, you can charge two tablets and one cell phone at the same time. It is compatible with most cars' sockets and supports any USB capable device. It's available for 80% off in the Techdirt Deals store (which helps support Techdirt) and comes with free shipping to the continental US.


Tomorrow is that last day for ordering some of the Deals for Dad gadgets in the store for guaranteed delivery by Father's Day.

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Posted on Techdirt - 4 June 2015 @ 10:40am

Daily Deal: Complete Arduino Starter Kit And Course Bundle

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have you ever wanted to build your own robot? With the Complete Arduino Starter Kit & Course Bundle you can get well on your way to learning. For $76 (85% off of the original price), the bundle comes with parts for 13 different projects and over 25 hours of course time as well. You'll advance from learning the basics of electronics design and using the Arduino prototyping platform, to making a remote controlled car and creating an environmental monitoring device. You'll just be limited by your ingenuity once you get going.



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