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Posted on Techdirt - 24 April 2015 @ 12:33pm

Daily Deals: Veho Retro Leather Bluetooth Speaker

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The days are getting warmer and lasting longer, which means summer fun is right around the corner. If you like listening to your music when BBQing, picnicking or simply sitting around your backyard, the Veho Retro Leather Bluetooth Speaker will add a stylish touch while providing great sound and it's available in the Deals Store today for $65 (63% off of the regular price). The brushed aluminum housing holds an 1800mAh battery (Veho says it gives you 8 hours of play time) and dual acoustic drivers & two powerful speakers for a wide audio spectrum. It is compatible with any Bluetooth device (it also has a line-in cable for non-Bluetooth devices), has a built-in microphone for taking calls and has a handy leather handle for carrying around. With graduation season and Father's Day coming up (sorry moms but with a shipping lead time of 1-2 weeks, it might not get there in time for your day), this could be a great gift.


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Posted on Techdirt - 23 April 2015 @ 12:39pm

Daily Deals: OSTraining Developer Courses: Lifetime Subscription

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Learning to develop for the web isn't a one-time thing. The web is powered by a continuously evolving set of languages and standards, and being a good web developer is an ongoing learning process. In that spirit, today's deal isn't just a single course in a specific skill-set — it's a Lifetime Subscription to OSTraining Developer Courses, where you can get access to 2500+ video tutorials with 2 new videos added every week to help you stay abreast of new challenges and changes. This subscription comes with 1 free course book per month and training in WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, HTML, CSS, PHP, and more.

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Posted on Techdirt - 22 April 2015 @ 2:50pm

Daily Deals: Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds

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Tired of tangled cords or having your earbuds ripped out by snagging on door knobs? Today's deal of 72% off of the Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds could be the solution. They have about a 30 feet range for the Bluetooth connectivity, a built-in remote control and microphone, and around 6 hours of playtime. You can keep your hands free while connected to any Bluetooth device with these feather-light earbuds which come with multiple sizes of gelled ear buds and caps, so you get the maximum comfort.

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Posted on Techdirt - 21 April 2015 @ 12:29pm

Daily Deals: Hand Stylus

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I grew up taking notes with a pen and paper (dating myself here a bit) and have never fully made the transition to note-taking on my laptop or tablet, but with this device maybe that could change. The Hand Stylus is a sleek little pen-like stylus for touchscreen devices of all sorts and is offered for 40% off with free shipping (continental US only) in the Techdirt Deals store. The 4mm rubber tip auto-rotates for even wear and can be retracted when not in use, so you can still absentmindedly click away like with the old retractable pens and annoy those around you. It will keep your screens clean of fingerprints, and its magnetic pocket clip can cling to your device or its smart cover.

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Posted on Techdirt - 20 April 2015 @ 12:30pm

Daily Deals: Pure Python Hacker Bundle

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class DailyDeal(object):

  def __init__(self):
  
    self.Deal =         "The Pure Python Hacker Bundle"
    self.Description =  "Six courses with over 45 hours of instruction."
                            
    self.Topics =       ["Basics", "Websites & Apps", "Bash Scripting", "More"]

    self.OrigPrice =    454
    self.SalePrice =    49   # That's $49, or 89% off the original price
    
  def BuyNow(self):
    
    print "Get it today from Techdirt Deals »"


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Posted on Techdirt - 17 April 2015 @ 12:51pm

Daily Deals: Extreme Micro-Drone 2.0 with Camera

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Take to the skies with your own drone (why should governments and big corporations have all of the fun?). Grab the Extreme Micro-Drone 2.0 with Camera at 46% off in the Techdirt Deals store and you'll be flying high soon. This mini drone weighs just over 1 ounce, comes with a 640 pixel micro camera for taking pictures and videos and has a flight range of 400 feet. It's small enough to fly indoors as well as outside and comes pre-programmed with algorithms for flips and self-stabilization so that even novice fliers can look like experts. This deal ends very soon! Here's some video we found of someone testing out the Micro-Drone 2.0 and its camera so you can get a better idea of its capabilities.



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Posted on Techdirt - 16 April 2015 @ 12:55pm

Daily Deals: MiFi 2 Unlocked Global Hotspot

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Public WiFi hotspots can be unreliable, and you can never be too sure of how secure they are. You can solve those issues by taking your internet with you in a portable hotspot. The MiFi 2 Unlocked Global Hotspot is available today for 50% off in the Techdirt Deals store. This MiFi is unlocked (you'll need a SIM card from your carrier), can connect up to 10 devices (laptops, cell phones, and tablets) and can keep you online for up to 16 hours with its large battery life. It's compatible with most networks (LTE on AT&T and T-mobile only, but works with 3G on others) and operating systems, allows you to control which devices can connect and uses a VPN pass-through and WiFi protected set up to help secure your connection. The touchscreen display helps you track your battery life, signal strength and data usage so you can stay under those infuriating data caps. You can also place up to 32GB on a microSD card and provide instant access to the files from the connected devices. This little device can keep you connected and secure in over 150 countries.

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Posted on Techdirt - 15 April 2015 @ 12:15pm

Daily Deals: ibVPN Total Plan: 4-Yr Subscription

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With more and more of our lives moving online, it's important to protect your privacy and VPNs offer a decent layer of protection. Today's deal gets you a 4 year subscription license to ibVPN for only $59 -- 84% off of the original price of $381. Compatible with all of your devices across multiple platforms, ibVPN offers access to 75+ VPN servers in 39 countries. They use the Blowfish algorithm with 256 bit keys to encode your data before transmitting it to the Internet and they do not keep any traffic logs. The license lasts for 4 years and includes all updates.

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Posted on Techdirt - 14 April 2015 @ 12:24pm

Daily Deals: ZeroLemon SolarJuice 10000mAh Battery

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If you're constantly on the go to far-flung places and looking for ways to keep your gadgets charged, today's deal on the ZeroLemon SolarJuice 10000mAh Battery may have what you want. For $26 (47% off of the original price), this battery pack comes with a 1.2W monocrystalline solar panel, a built-in LED flashlight, and is water-resistant and shockproof. While it takes a long time to fully charge the battery pack with the solar panel alone (it comes with a USB charging cable for plugging into a wall outlet), it's nice to have to keep it topped up throughout the day. This rugged little pack can charge 2 devices at once and has a very long life. Grab this pack from the Techdirt deals store with free shipping (continental US only, unfortunately) in the next few days.

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Posted on Techdirt - 13 April 2015 @ 12:06pm

Daily Deals: Linux Learner Bundle

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Whether you're a Linux newbie or are already reading Techdirt right now on a Linux box, you can probably stand to learn more about Linux. Today's Daily Deal is here to help. You can grab the Linux Learner Bundle at 91% off (over $500 in savings). The bundle includes 6 courses from Udemy with over 50 hours of content -- from a quick (5 day) lesson for beginners to more advanced concepts for those looking to set up, run and protect Linux servers. Go through all six of the lessons and get prepared to get Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC). This deal comes with a 30-day money back guarantee and it ends soon.

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Posted on Techdirt - 10 April 2015 @ 12:02pm

Daily Deals: GT-ZO1 Touchscreen Dashcam

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Dashcams can catch some pretty amazing footage. A dashcam in Taiwan captured dramatic and frightening footage of a plane crashing into the river.


Some of the videos posted from Russia show just how crazy drivers and pedestrians can be. But sometimes these dashcams can also capture some awe-inspiring moments, like when the Chelyabinsk meteor exploded over the Ural Mountains in February 2013:


Today's Daily Deal on the GT-ZO1 Touchscreen Dashcam could be what you need to capture your own amazing videos, while also helping to protect yourself from insurance fraud and legal disputes. For $165 (36% off of the original price), you get a compact camera that attaches to the windshield with a suction cup, which can record location, speed, and date information into video clips using the GPS-enabled mapping system. This deal ends soon.

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Posted on Techdirt - 9 April 2015 @ 12:38pm

Daily Deals: 'SOS Online' Infinite Cloud Backup 2 Year Subscription

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We all know we should be backing up our important files and memories from our hard drives, but how many of us remember to do so regularly? With today's Daily Deal of 67% off of the SOS Online Infinite Cloud Backup: 2 years subscription you can back up your data with limitless space. The subscription is good for 1 computer (Mac or PC) and unlimited mobile devices (iOS or Android) and includes all program updates. SOS Online runs in the background, encrypts all data with UltraSafe, SOS’s triple-layer privacy technology, can geo-locate and remotely wipe lost/stolen devices, and can even back up old print photos & home movies with its Scan-to-Cloud service. Taking advantage of this deal could start you down a path to digital peace of mind.

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Posted on Techdirt - 8 April 2015 @ 12:15pm

Daily Deals: Innori 22400mAh Portable Battery Pack

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Phone and tablet batteries always seem to die when you're nowhere near an outlet. Grab today's Daily Deal and you may not have to worry about that again. $39.99 nabs you the powerful and sleek Innori 22400mAh Portable Battery Pack with 3 USB ports. Two of the ports are optimized for phones, with the other ready to charge a tablet or other USB-powered device. Take advantage of the 42% off deal (with free shipping to the US and UK) to get this lightweight power bank. If you're not aware, 22400mAh is huge for a portable battery -- and it's enough to charge smartphones many times over (most smartphone batteries range between 1500 and 3000mAh, so this can charge multiple phones many times over on a single charge). Also, usually when you get batteries with that much power, the price is ridiculously high -- generally much closer to $100.

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Posted on Techdirt - 7 April 2015 @ 12:37pm

Daily Deals: Izon View Security Camera

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Today's Deal features 46% off of an Izon View Security Camera. Use this simple and sleek camera to keep tabs on your pets, your home or wherever you need an extra set of eyes. It has a free app (compatible with iOS and most Android devices) that allows you to control the camera and live stream the camera's feed. Of course, as with any internet-connected video camera, be aware that you're (at the very least) opening up some potential for others to access the stream. So this isn't a product that we recommend if you're the next Ed Snowden trying to figure out what documents to pass along to Glenn Greenwald and don't want anyone else to see what you're doing. However, as a convenient, inexpensive and practical way to set up an internet-connected security camera to check on your house, the Izon View may be worth a look.

Also, today is the last day to use the TECHDIRT10 code to get an additional 10% off of your first purchase.

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Posted on Techdirt - 6 April 2015 @ 12:32pm

Daily Deals: Java Developer Course Bundle

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Java as a programming language has gone in and out of fashion over the years. It never really came anywhere near its originally stated "promise" of being a single programming language ("write once, run anywhere") for the web, but that doesn't mean that it isn't an important language to know. Especially in a mobile world, understanding java is a key for programming Android apps or developing internet connected gadgets (the cool kids like to call this "the Internet of Things"). No matter what, if you're programming stuff, it's good to know Java. It's also easy to learn and use and has a lot of open source libraries so you don't have to reinvent the wheel. Today's Daily Deal features 90% off of the Java Developer Course Bundle. Spread out over 6 courses with over 70 hours of instruction, you can become a Java wiz in very little time.

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Posted on Techdirt - 3 April 2015 @ 11:59am

Daily Deals: iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit

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DIYers and tinkerers of all types might like today's Daily Deal -- 40% off of the iFixit Pro Tool Kit and Magnetic Project Mat . Folded up in a neat carrying case, the kit comes with a 54 bit driver kit, ESD-safe precision tweezers, 2 plastic opening tools, spudgers, an anti-static wrist strap and more. You'll be able to fix anything from phones and laptops to eyeglasses and doorknobs. The tool kit comes bundled with a magnetic project mat which is perfect for holding onto all of those little metal screws for you while you're working away. There's even a dry erase marker to help you label the bits and pieces so you can keep track of it all. Use the code TECHDIRT10 and receive an extra 10% off of your first purchase.

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Posted on Techdirt - 2 April 2015 @ 12:38pm

Daily Deals: Newbie to Node Course Bundle

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If you pay any attention to web coding these days, you know that Node.js is something you need to know. Everyone's looking for node.js developers, even if Node.js is relatively new. So, learn a useful skill (and maybe increase your employability) by learning to build scalable network apps in Node.js with today's Daily Deal on the Newbie to Node Course Bundle. Get 6 courses with 20 hours of instruction for a whopping 93% off. You'll learn why Node is perfect for data intensive applications that can run across distributed devices and how to make it work for you. Don't forget to use the TECHDIRT10 code for an additional 10% off of your first purchase.

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Posted on Techdirt - 1 April 2015 @ 12:29pm

Daily Deals: VPN Unlimited Lifetime Subscription

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At this point you should know that surfing the web on a shared access point is not particularly safe. You're basically broadcasting out many of the details of your surfing habits. You read Techdirt, right? You know this. So you need a VPN -- and you don't have to pay a crazy amount either. Get the VPN Unlimited Lifetime Subscription for 70% off and surf more securely anywhere in the world on most of your devices (Windows phone owners are out of luck -- because, hey, you've already made that choice). For $39, you get a lifetime of secured and encrypted high-speed connections with unlimited traffic bandwidth. There's only one day left to take advantage of this deal and to help secure your data from prying eyes.

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Posted on Techdirt - 31 March 2015 @ 12:25pm

Daily Deals: KeySmart 2.0 Compact Key Organizer

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Today's Daily Deal features 26% off of the KeySmart 2.0 Compact Key Organizer. Sure, some might have you believe that once the Internet of Things takes over you'll never need to carry any keys -- as they'll all be stored deep within your mobile phone. But chances are you've still got keys jangling around on a key chain, and that's not going to change any time soon. So get them a bit more organized. This former Kickstarter project holds up to 10 of your keys folded neatly in line and keeps them from clanging and jangling about in your pockets or purses. You have to hurry as this deal only lasts through the end of today (9:00 pm PDT). You can still use TECHDIRT10 for 10% off of your first purchase through the Techdirt Deals store.

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Posted on Techdirt - 30 March 2015 @ 3:44pm

Daily Deals: 'Wi-Fi Hacking & Penetration Testing from Scratch' Course

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Today's Daily Deal is 80% off of Wi-Fi Hacking & Penetration Testing from Scratch Course. This Udemy course has 47 lessons on to help you understand the theory behind attacks, then work alongside the instructor to carry out practical attacks using Linux. You will need a Wi-Fi card (preferably one that supports injections) to participate in the course (there is a free download of Kali Linux included in the course). This offer ends in 4 days and remember there's still time to use the TECHDIRT10 code for 10% off of your first purchase.

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