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Posted on Techdirt - 26 May 2015 @ 10:37am

Daily Deals: Earjax Lyrics Noise-Isolating Headphones

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If you are looking for a new set of headphones with professional quality sound but you don't want to spend much, the Earjax 'Lyrics' Noise-Isolating Headphones for only $34.95 could be what you need. These noise canceling headphones are engineered for a precision fit and to deliver studio quality sound. They come with 9 different foam tips so you can find the best fit for your ears, an extension cable, and zippered hard case to keep everything easily accessible and tidy. The woven cloth braid adds to the cable's durability and longevity. This deal ships to the continental US and isn't available for much longer.



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Posted on Techdirt - 22 May 2015 @ 10:34am

Daily Deal: M535 Wireless Optical Mouse

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The proper desk set up can help you avoid injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome. Part of a good ergonomic set up is an adjustable mouse like the M535 Wireless Optical Mouse available in the store for 50% off. Gamers and desk jockeys will like that you can adjust the mouse's size to fit your hand and you can assign functions to seven different buttons to create shortcuts for common tasks. It comes with a button to send your cursor back to the center of the screen and customization is simple with the easy to use control panel. The mouse is compatible with Windows only and ships free to the continental US.



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Posted on Techdirt - 21 May 2015 @ 10:37am

Daily Deal: Jam-Packed JavaScript Bundle

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If you've ever wanted to learn more about web development, 91% off of the Jam-Packed JavaScript Bundle is a hard deal to pass up. There are over 40 hours of content offered to help you master the basics of programming in JavaScript. The courses include information on jQuery, Angular, NodeJS, Bootstrap CSS and BackboneJS so that you can build your own interactive apps.

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Posted on Techdirt - 20 May 2015 @ 10:31am

Daily Deals: iCollege IT Security and Management Bundle

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If you are interested in a career in IT, professional certifications can help you advance and give you a leg up on the competition. Today's deal features two years of access to the iCollege IT Security & Management Bundle for $59 (94% off of the listed price). You will get detailed training for four essential IT certifications: ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library), CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor), CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and CompTIA Security+ Certification. You need Windows and a highspeed internet connection for the courses. The bundle code must be redeemed within 60 days of receiving it but gives you 2 years of access to the courses. The bundle does not include the tests for certification (you must find your own testing center and pay their fees separately from this deal). This deal isn't around much longer, so hurry over to take advantage.

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Posted on Techdirt - 19 May 2015 @ 11:33am

Daily Deals: NordVPN: 2-Yr VPN Subscription

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If you've been reading Techdirt for any length of time, you know how important it is to guard your data when browsing the internet. Today’s featured deal can help you do so. Get a 2-year subscription to NordVPN at 67% off the original price. With more than 43 server locations in 25 different countries, NordVPN offers secure internet access from just about anywhere. All data sent through NordVPN's networks is double-encrypted, and the service includes an automatic kill switch that protects your data should the VPN connection drop. NordVPN lets you connect two devices, simultaneously, does not limit the amount of data you can send through the service, and has a strict no-log policy.

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Posted on Techdirt - 18 May 2015 @ 10:27am

Daily Deals: Sound Kick Bluetooth Speaker

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Backyard BBQ season is upon us giving us great reasons to head outdoors with family and friends. It's always nice to have a little background music to set the mood. The Sound Kick Bluetooth Speaker (50% off in the Techdirt Deals store) can give you up to seven hours of playtime and could be the speaker you're looking for. This award winning speaker combines portability (it weighs less than two pounds) with a full sound. It has a USB power port that allows you to charge your device while plugged into the speaker and it comes with a simple line-in option that works with a standard headphone jack. This deal comes with free shipping to the continental US.



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Posted on Techdirt - 15 May 2015 @ 10:29am

Daily Deals: TRNDlabs Smartphone Photo Bundle

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Many folks use their smartphones as their everyday cameras as the lens and technology have greatly improved. I do get nostalgic for the old SLR I learned photography on with its loud shutter, heavy casing and multiple lenses. Today's deal of 39% off of the TRNDlabs Smartphone Photo Bundle could bring back some of the fun of fumbling with lens changes while trying to frame the perfect shot. It comes with six lenses (8x Telephoto, 2x Telephoto, Fisheye, Wide, Macro, and 60x Magnifying Microscope), carrying case, cleaning cloth, and tripod. The 8x Telephoto and 60x Microscope lenses attach via a phone case while the others attach with a magnet. The kit is made for iPhone 4/4S,5/5S,6, 6 Plus or the Galaxy S5 (make sure you select your phone when ordering) and this deal comes with free shipping to over 40 countries and a 90-day manufacturer’s warranty.



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Posted on Techdirt - 14 May 2015 @ 10:36am

Daily Deals: Pay-What-You-Want For A Back-End Developer Course Bundle

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Today's deal is something a little different. It's a pay what you want Back-End Developer Course Bundle. For whatever you want to pay, you can get access to two Udemy courses: Python for Beginners and Ruby for Beginners, which is over 8.5 hours of content to help you become proficient in both. If you beat the average price, you'll get access to 6 additional courses covering PHP, and more advanced courses on Python and Ruby. As of writing this, that equals over 90 hours of courses for under $10. This bundle would usually cost $990. Make it to the TOP of the leader board at any point of this deal and you will receive all 8 courses and 5 entries into a giveaway for a 27" Apple Thunderbolt. Make it onto the leaderboard at any point, and you'll get 1 entry.

There's an extra bonus today. 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 - 13 May 2015 @ 1:32pm

Daily Deals: Dripbit Online Backup Lifetime Subscription

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There's such a feeling of helplessness mixed with anger when one of your devices crashes or is lost. All of those files and photos are gone in a second unless you've remembered to back them up somewhere. Today's deal of 88% off of Dripbit Online Backup's Lifetime Subscription could be a handy service to have. You'll be signed up for the "Just Right" plan of 1TB of cloud storage that can be shared across 5 computers with top-notch firewalls and AWS 256 encryption. You will have access to the files you need anytime with any web browser (or app) and can even stream music and movies straight from the cloud to save space on your computer. This deal ends soon, so head on over to the store today.

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Posted on Techdirt - 12 May 2015 @ 12:30pm

Daily Deals: Kinkoo 40W 6-Port High Speed Charger

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If you have multiple devices that charge via USB, this could help simplify your cord management. The Kinkoo 6-Port Charger is available in the store for only $35. This little device has a chip in it which detects your device and selects optimal charging speed and can charge up to 85% faster than your standard charger. It is compatible with all 5V USB-charged devices and is designed for US and international voltages (though it's only shipping to the continental US). If you're looking for a new way to support Techdirt, check out the Techdirt Deals for yourself.



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Posted on Techdirt - 11 May 2015 @ 12:38pm

Daily Deals: ZeroLemon SolarJuice 20000mAh Battery

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It's back! We featured the ZeroLemon SolarJuice Battery before, but we now have the ZeroLemon SolarJuice 20000mAh Battery for 50% off of the original price -- with twice the capacity of the former battery. For $49, that's a lot more charging power for your iOS, Android, or USB-compatible devices. This dual output battery features 1000+ recharge cycles over the life of the battery, a built-in LED flashlight, and a clip-on hook for easy transport. The 1.2W monocrystalline solar panel would take a while to fully charge an energy-hungry device, but it can help keep the unit topped up throughout the day (and it comes with a microUSB cable). This deal ends very soon, so head on over to the store to grab yours.



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Posted on Techdirt - 8 May 2015 @ 2:24pm

Daily Deals: Blur Premium Privacy Protection

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Protecting your personal information can seem like a daunting task. Who can you trust online or in the real world? One way to keep your information safe could be to use Blur Premium Privacy Protection which is on sale at 74% off of a lifetime subscription. Blur allows you to create temporary, masked email addresses, credit card numbers, and phone numbers -- so you can reveal your information only to those you truly trust. The lifetime subscription also includes a password manager you can use on mobile and desktop devices. They use AES-256 encryption and host-proof hosting for the encryption keys. Blur is compatible across a broad range of browsers, Android and iOS devices and Windows and Mac computers.

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Posted on Techdirt - 7 May 2015 @ 12:33pm

Daily Deals: Equil Digital & Ink Combo Smartpen 1

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Jotting down notes with a pen and re-typing them up to share with others is a pain. The Equil Digital & Ink Combo Smartpen 1 seems to have solved that problem. The pen has ink in it and works on any type of paper. You just need to place the receiver at the top of the page and your handwritten notes and sketches will be transferred to your device. You can even create customized commands based on your gestures and it's small enough to easily take with you. It's compatible with Android, iOS, MacOs and Windows and is available in the Techdirt Deals store for 47% off.


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Posted on Techdirt - 6 May 2015 @ 12:37pm

Daily Deals: Productivity Hacks Bundle

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There are never enough hours in a day it seems. The Productivity Hacks Bundle could help you get more out of your time. For $20 (97% off of the original price), you can learn how to outsource various tasks from your personal and business lives, and gain simple strategies to reduce the amount of unproductive time in your day. You can even learn how to boost ecommerce sales for your business. All you need is an internet connection and you'll get lifetime access to this program.

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Posted on Techdirt - 5 May 2015 @ 12:27pm

Daily Deals: Nexus 5 & 1-Yr Unlimited Talk-and-Text from FreedomPop

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If you are looking for a new phone or just tired of the insane contracts, you should check out today's deal of 65% off of a Nexus 5 and 1 Year Unlimited Talk-and-Text from FreedomPop . For $200, you get a certified pre-owned, white (black is already sold out), 16 GB Nexus 5. The highly-rated phone comes activated with FreedomPop service, though it is an unlocked phone so you could switch to another carrier with their SIM card. The 1 year of FreedomPop service comes with unlimited talk and text, 500MB 4G/3G LTE data per month, visual voicemail, usage alerts and tethering. After the year is up, you will be charged $19.40 per month unless you change your plan or cancel.



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Posted on Techdirt - 4 May 2015 @ 12:32pm

Daily Deals: May The Fourth Be With You Gamer Bundle

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... I still get excited seeing those words scroll up a screen. In honor of Star Wars Day, we have 74% off of the Star Wars Gamer Bundle. Become an apprentice to Darth Vader, wage a war between the Light and the Dark side 4,000 years before the rise of the Empire, train under Luke Skywalker and return as a prodigal son to save the galaxy once more. The games are offered through a Steam bundle and promise to keep you entertained for hours. Check out this deal, you will. May the Fourth be with you.

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Posted on Techdirt - 1 May 2015 @ 12:06pm

Daily Deals: Free: 'The 4-Hour Chef' Audiobook

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A few years ago, we wrote about Tim Ferriss and his successful use of BitTorrent as a tool to promote his book, The 4-Hour Chef. We're trying something new today and offering the audio version of that book for free through our Techdirt Deals store. You do have to do a bit of work (there are no free lunches really) to get The 4-Hour Chef Audiobook. Head to the deal page, sign in if you already have a Deals account, or sign up for one, then follow Techdirt on Facebook, Twitter or Google+, and then share the deal on Facebook or Twitter. After that, the redemption instructions will appear in your account.

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Posted on Techdirt - 30 April 2015 @ 1:09pm

Daily Deals: Microsoft Office Mastery Bundle

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Even with the rising popularity of Google Drive and other online productivity apps, Microsoft Office is still king in the corporate world (probably due to inertia more than any other reason). You can brush up on your skills with 96% off of the Microsoft Office Mastery Bundle. They're offering courses in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and SharePoint Access (note that you need to have these programs in order to complete the instruction). You will gain access to hundreds of hours of material for 12 months so you can learn at your own speed.

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Posted on Techdirt - 29 April 2015 @ 12:41pm

Daily Deals: ExoMount Touch Universal Car Mount

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If you use your phone's apps to navigate new cities or to stream music while you're stuck in traffic, the $20 ExoMount Touch Universal Car Mount could help you stay hands-free and keep your head up and eyes on the road. It fits smartphones that are up to 3.46’’ wide, can rotate for landscape use and swivels 360 degrees. It can mount to most surfaces with its strong suction cup (no stickers to fight with), so you can easily take it with you and use in a friend's car.


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Posted on Techdirt - 28 April 2015 @ 12:40pm

Daily Deals: Premium Aluminum 4-Port USB Clamp Hub

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Fumbling around trying to plug your gadgets into the back of your computer can be really irritating especially when you're swapping devices. Satechi's Premium Aluminum 4-Port USB Clamp Hub seems like an elegant solution. For $20, you can clamp this USB hub onto your monitor (up to 1.25" thick) and have easy access to 4 USB 3.0 ports (backwards compatible with USB 2.0). It is compatible with Mac, Linux and Windows computers, requires no software installation and has LED lights that indicate which ports are powered and ready for use.

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