Learn a new language by chatting with native speakers from around the world

There are a lot of different language apps out there because nobody learns anything the same exact way - especially not something as complex as a new language. For some people, the best way is to dive in and start talking, but that's easier said than done if you're not around those natives you aspire to speak with.

HelloTalk VIP offers a simple but innovative solution: Just bring speakers from two different languages into a chat app and let them learn from each other.

It's a simple and elegant solution, which is why it's been getting rave reviews so far. (4.4 stars on the Google Play Store, and that's from more than 102,000 users and counting.) But HelloTalk does more than just connect you. The app has built-in translation, pronunciation and transliteration guides to make sure you're both getting the most out of your session. Join group chats, post Moments for entire communities to see, and communicate in your choice of ways: text, voice, video calls and more.

With 15 million members to chat with versed in over 150 languages, it's the most versatile learning system out there. Get yourself a lifetime subscription to the service for just $29 today. Read the rest

Save up to 40% on these signed Marvel and Star Wars collectibles

There's movie merch and then there are artifacts - one-of-a-kind items for the true fans only. These 11 items definitely fall into the latter category. We've unearthed movie art, props and other fan touchstones from the major nerd franchises of the last 50 years. Gaze upon these Star Wars and Marvel collectibles and don't worry. You're not turning into the Hulk - that's just envy turning you green.

Mark IV Iron Man Helmet Hand-Signed by Jon. Favreau, Mickey Rourke & Robert Downey, Jr.

Fans of the Armored Avenger should love this one. It's a helmet for the Mark IV armor first worn by Iron Man in the 2010 blockbuster Iron Man 2. Cool heads-up display not included, but it is signed by three major stars from the film: Jon Favreau, Mickey Rourke and Tony Stark himself - Robert Downey Jr. The PSA/DNA verified helmet is now more than 40% off the original asking price.

Signed & Framed Thor Photo

Bring a little thunder to your den or office with a photo of Thor signed by actor Chris Hemsworth and certified by James Spence Authentication. It's triple-matted for extra protection and surrounded by an elegant wood frame with metallic trim. Get it now for a full 37% off the retail price.

Return of the Jedi Certified Cast Hand-Signed Original Vintage Poster

Commemorate the last of the original trilogy with this pristine "Return of the Jedi" movie poster numbered and signed by Darth Vader portrayers David Prowse and James Earl Jones, plus Jeremy "Boba Fett" Bulloch. Read the rest

Become a spreadsheet ninja with these Microsoft Excel training bundles

No matter what kind of office you work at, there's probably an Excel expert in it. And no wonder: Businesses are still discovering uses for one of Microsoft's flagship software suites beyond just bare-bones spreadsheets. Make October the month you become invaluable at work by taking one of these boot camps in Excel and its associated platforms. Why October? Because right now you can take 40% off the final price of any of these bundles by using the online code 40Learn40.

The Complete Microsoft Excel & VBA Bundle

If you're using Excel for a lot of minute tasks, this is the bundle for you - no matter what your level of experience. There are dedicated courses that cover the basics for 2013, 2016 and 2019 versions of Excel, and several others teach you how to use Visual Basic for Applications, an invaluable automation tool that will ramp up your productivity exponentially. Pick up all nine courses for 93% off the MSRP now, and take an additional 40% by using the online code 40Learn40.

The Excel & Google Sheets Mastery Bundle: Lifetime Access

Not sure what spreadsheet program is the best for you? This two-course package is a perfect intro to both Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets, covering all the vital formulas and table shortcuts with a certification at the end to show your mastery. Get lifetime access to both for a full 97% off retail, and take an additional 40% by using the online code 40Learn40.

The Complete Excel Bundle: MBA & Startup Toolbox

Business professionals will get the most out of Microsoft Excel with this targeted master class that moves quickly from introductory exercises to advanced functions and data management tools that will help you detect and respond to changes in your market. Read the rest

This poker master class gives you an edge on beating the odds

Whoever said you'd never need math to succeed in life clearly never sat down at a high-stakes poker table. When it comes right down to it, poker is a winnable game no matter where you play it - as long as you play the odds.

There are time-honored strategies for playing those odds, tested by card sharks the world over. And if you want to make an already exciting game pay off for you, the Ultimate Poker Pro Blueprint Mastery Bundle is an invaluable resource that's an additional 20% off for October.

Whether you play at the casino or on a laptop, this massive 11-course bundle teaches the skills you need to minimize your mistakes and capitalize on those of others. There are beginner courses that will teach you to read the odds at any table and build a stake in no time. Dedicated courses cover the peculiarities of online play at sites like PokerStars Zoom 2nl and various multi-table tournaments. You can even learn how to use PokerTracker4 and other tools to take the guesswork out of your game and start racking up the chips - virtual or otherwise.

The Ultimate Poker Pro Blueprint Mastery Bundle is already on sale for 99% off the original cost of the individual courses, but you can take an extra 20% off that price by using the online code 20LEARN20 - for a final price of just $16.72. Read the rest

Get CBD relief your way with these creams, oils, and more

Clearly there's a booming market for CBD out there, as more people discover the relief from pain and stress that it can bring. But not everyone uses it the same way, and that's why cannabidiol products from Common Ground are gaining ground with consumers - not just because they're one of the most trusted sources for CBD, but because of the variety of delivery methods they can provide.

If you haven't tried CBD yet, you should know it's a derivative of the cannabis plant that is non-psychoactive. You'll still need to be 18 to purchase CBD products and check your state laws regarding its use. And as with any medicine, check with a doctor before taking it.

FREEZE 350mg CBD Topical Oil

Targeted specifically as muscle pains, this oil contains not just a healthy dose of CBD but a balanced mix of peppermint and camphor. That means an instant jolt of cooling to aching areas, while the CBD works on deep healing. Get your 350 mg bottle for 20% off the retail price.

FOCUS 750mg Broad Spectrum CBD Tincture + Peppermint

Need a quick wake up? Each drop of this tincture contains organic peppermint and steam-distilled terpenes from Colorado hemp for quick clarity. Each bottle is now 20% off the MSRP.

BALANCE 900mg CBD Capsules

For a dose of CBD that's easy to regulate, make these soft gels a part of your morning regimen. As with all Common Ground products, there's no THC - just 900 mg of organic CBD extracted from Colorado hemp. Read the rest

Get access to thousands of premium stock images for less than $40

Good designers know that a picture can be worth more than 1,000 words. It can also be worth a fair paycheck if you find the right image. That's why you might want to take advantage of these premium stock photo services, both offering access to thousands of original pics and both on deep discount this month.

Scopio Authentic Stock Photography boasts a stunning lineup of artistic photography, and it's not limited to one worldview. This creative collective features content creators from around the globe, all constantly stocking an easy-to-navigate library of images. There are new photos added to the pile every day, and you'll be able to choose from them all royalty-free.

Right now, you can get lifetime access to Scopio for a full 98% off the original price.

For a full-featured plan that provides graphics professionals with plenty of versatility on storage, there's the picjumbo Designer Plan. Rightly billed as the "Netflix for stock photos," picjumbo has more than 100 collections stocked with over 6,000 high-res images. There's more than 50 added each month, and you'll get three premium fonts as a bonus just for signing up. Download them as zip files or send them to Dropbox for easy retrieval.

Pick up a lifetime subscription to picjumbo for a 93% discount this month. Read the rest

6 totally wireless earbuds that deliver great sound without the massive price tag

Need earbuds that can last and don't sound like they're underwater? These Bluetooth earpieces can compete with the sound of AirPods and Beats Pro for a fraction of the price. From sleek ergonomic tech to long-lasting audio that's perfect for a hike, there's a set here for every lifestyle.

CRESUER TOUCHWAVE True Wireless Stereo Earbuds

A simple touch lets you answer calls or skip songs with these earbuds, made for those who like their audio equipment to be intuitive and unobtrusive. Bluetooth 5 connectivity makes sure the music comes through clear and non-stop, and the casing provides maximum protection from dust and moisture. A set of CRESUER TOUCHWAVE True Wireless Stereo Earbuds is now 33% off the retail price.

Brio Phantom X7 True Wireless Earbuds + Charging Case

Talk about playtime: The Phantom X7s pack 8 hours of listening time on their own, but that stretches to 100 hours once you figure in the charging case. The case even charges wirelessly, and you juice up your smartphone or other devices with it by USB. Get yours now for a full 60% off the list price.

xFyro ARIA True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds

Here's some tech for the true audiophile, designed by working sound engineers with CVC noise isolation. They're IP67 waterproof and fully compatible with Siri or Google Assistant for smooth operation. Take 60% off the retail price now on the xFyro ARIAs.

XT9 True Wireless Fitness Headphones with Charging Dock

These buds are designed to stay put, but the beat keeps going even if you take one out. Read the rest

This $39 training bundle is your ticket to mastering the Adobe Creative Cloud

There are three baseline requirements for any graphic designer: Imagination, fluency with the Adobe Creative Cloud, and the ability to draw a straight line. As a matter of fact, the programs in Adobe CC are so intuitive these days that the last one is probably negotiable.

Which is why if you're looking to land a job in graphic design, web design, or any artistic career, the Ultimate Adobe CC Training Bundle is a really good place to start.

This 12-course online boot camp covers all the essential platforms in the Adobe CC suite. Most of the courses are well suited to beginners, but even veterans in the field might learn a thing or two from the up-to-date tutorials. And with lifetime access, you'll have plenty of time to unlock the full potential of this powerful graphics software.

There's plenty of training on Photoshop, the flagship software of Adobe's fleet. You'll get separate courses on Essentials and Advanced training, as well as a market-driven lesson that teaches you the crucial skill of how to keep your visual messaging consistent across platforms.

A pair of courses take the same approach to teaching Illustrator, allowing anyone to create seamless charts and presentations by way of hands-on projects.

Web designers will want to dive into the classes on Adobe XD. The exercises in these modules will have you building actual websites and mobile apps and learning how to streamline your workflow as you go.

Want to see your work move? There's plenty of training on both Adobe After Effects and Animate, geared toward animating and polishing everything from web banners to infographics. Read the rest

10 automotive gadgets no road trip is complete without

Even an hour a day is a good chunk of time to spend in your car. Why not make it feel a little bit more like home? Luckily, we've got a roundup of gadgets that can do just that and more - everything from high-tech air freshener alternatives to live-saving heads up displays.

Spinning Car Aromatherapy Diffuser

Ditch that tree dangling from your rearview mirror. The calming double-ring rotation on this diffuser adds a lot more feng shui to your dashboard while emitting one of five scents that will melt away your anxiety on the road. You can get the ring with five scent plates for 18% off the MSRP today

Car Cup Humidifier

Head off that musty car smell with this triple-duty gadget that fits snugly into your cupholder. With 35 ml per hour output, it dehumidifies and can serve as an aroma diffuser while the embedded LED light provides a calming glow. Pick one up for $19, more than 50% off the list price.

Autowit Fresh 1 True HEPA Air Purifier & Aroma Diffuser

No matter who's in your ride or what they've been doing, you can maintain that new car smell with this air purifier and diffuser. You can even adjust the filtration level to deal with heavy odors. Grab the Autowit Fresh 1 for $58.99 now, a full 26% off the retail price.

TripWipes Anti-Bacterial Wipes

Ideally packaged for the road, these citrus-scented wipes can take care of spills or stains while killing germs on the surface. Read the rest

MEGA's cloud service proves that security doesn't have to cost a ton

There's hardly a business out there that doesn't use cloud storage, and a growing number of private individuals are taking advantage of it as well. Suffice to say that word gets out pretty quickly about shoddy cloud services. And conversely, you can be sure that when sites like Techradar give the New Zealand-based MEGA high marks as one of their top cloud storage options, they are not alone.

Not only is MEGA an airtight place to store and send your data, it functions as a communications hub with text, voice, and video communication straight through dedicated apps on your Android, iOS or Windows devices. When you're sharing files, there's no guesswork about how secure the servers are. Data is encrypted on your end before you even send it, which means not even MEGA itself will have the means to unlock it. While they are happy to keep your info blacked out, the company itself is dedicated to transparency, with an open-source structure for their sync clients.

There are three plans for MEGA PRO cloud storage, and they're all at least 25% off the MSRP. The base-level gives 1 TB of storage and 2 TB of data transfer, PRO II has 4 TB storage and 8 TB data transfer, and you can ramp up to 8 TB of storage and 16 TB of data transfer with the PRO III plan. Read the rest

Become a master programmer with this immersive computer science training bundle

There's a great deal of opportunity out there in the tech world and an increasing amount of competition. So you know your way around Python? Great. So do a lot of other coders, and they've probably got Java, C++, and SQL on their resumes to boot. A career in programming requires up to date knowledge on a wide slate of languages.

Luckily, there's no need to jump between dozens of books and tutorials to get full stack know-how. The Complete Computer Programmer Super Bundle is just what it says: A complete boot camp on all the major programming languages and their real-world applications.

Of course, there's plenty of attention paid to Python in this package of 12 online courses. Along with a complete primer for beginners, you'll get a class that gives you a bird's eye visual of the algorithms and massive data sets you can build and maintain - not just with Python but with any language. There's also a complete cybersecurity tutorial that drills down on Python's uses as a security scanner.

Front-end programmers will know their way around Java and Javascript by the end of the bundle. A basic course will have you constructing and debugging your own site or mobile app by the end of ten hours, while a tester's Java guide will let you pair it up with Selenium WebDriver or another automation framework to make any system airtight.

Object-oriented programming starts with languages like C and C++, and you can learn both here from the ground up. Read the rest

This Bloody Bath Mat is the best shower scare since "Psycho"

Cue the "Psycho" violins. If you're a true Halloween completist who's wondering how to deck out your bathroom for the holiday, we have your accessory: The Bloody Bath Mat™.

When it's dormant, this devious prank is a nondescript, almost paper-thin (.03 inch thick) mat, white with a matte finish. Placed beside your shower, it's the kind of thing no one will ever notice - at first. But the specially coated surface means any water that hits it instantly turns red.

You can imagine the results: Spatters of convincingly crimson "blood" as soon as guests hop out of the shower, followed by bloody footprints wherever they step. And the best part is, it's reusable. Hang it out or leave it to dry, and the red stains will fade away within 10 minutes or less, returning the mat to its original, innocent white finish. Cue the next unsuspecting victim.

Right now, you can pick up a 16.5" L x 39.3" W Bloody Bath Mat™ for $14.99, down more than 10% from the original retail price. Read the rest

This foldable carry-on bag expands into a full-size suitcase

Everybody's an expert when it comes to packing before a vacation. It's great that you squeezed all that stuff into a carry-on. Now, what happens when you find that must-have pair of shoes or holiday gift? Your options are paying to ship the items or getting an extra bag, and neither of those is ideal.

Turns out there's a travel bag that solves that problem so easily, it's kind of embarrassing that no one's done it before. At least, not as well as the Rollux 2-in-1 Expandable Suitcase:

The simple folding design means you can convert this carry-on bag into a full-size suitcase, more than doubling its carrying capacity in seconds. It's intuitive enough for even the busiest traveler to collapse or expand without instructions, and that extra space can be a godsend for long trips. When you get to your destination, just fold it up and save yourself extra space in the hotel closet. While in its carry-on mode, it can even be worn as a backpack if you're hoofing it for awhile.

This isn't a one-trick pony, either. There's plenty of thought put into the polypropylene material, which has durability and flexibility to spare. Need to pack a few extra shirts in? Feel free to stretch it out. And it's water-resistant, too - a big plus for long hikes in unfamiliar territory.

The modular design doesn't stop with the interior. The wheels are sturdy but can be easily removed if you need that extra inch or two of space in the overhead compartment. Read the rest

Turn killer quotes by 50 Cent, Kim Kardashian, Donald Trump and more into wall art

Who can forget the moment our president, the man in charge of a nuclear arsenal, coined the word "covfefe"? Sadly, it's easy to forget given the frequency and amount of head-slapping sayings he's given us - not to mention the disposable nature of his favorite mode of communication.

But not anymore. There's now a way to enshrine Donald Trump's words as the age-defining proclamations they truly are, thanks to these framed tweets by Kanye West's favorite president.

Yes, that's one of 45's defining gaffes on a cardstock print, lovingly displayed with beveled matting behind an elegant 10" x 12" gold frame made of New Zealand wood. It's suitable for mounting anywhere you'd like to meditate on the universal truth and eternal mystery of "covfefe," be it the study, living room, bedroom or bathroom. We'd go with the bathroom, but you do you.

It's hard to pick just one of Trump's tweets to transform into wall art, and luckily you don't have to. You can get the same presentation for his classic "sorry losers and haters" burn from May 2013, or the October 2012 insight in which he quipped "I have never seen a thin person drinking Diet Coke."

There's also a ton of non-presidential celebrities who get the gallery treatment. Immortalize the grammatically suspect Twitter wisdom of Cardi B, Soulja Boy, Jaden Smith, Kim Kardashian and other great philosophers of our time in the same golden frame. There are tons of options available, and right now they're all 10% off the MSRP. Read the rest

Take your creativity anywhere with this handheld 3D printer

Want to get really hands-on with STEM education? 3D printers may be out of reach for some, but the 3Doodler is a handheld version of the same technology that's tailor-made for curious kids.

(Who are we kidding? We kind of want one for ourselves.)

Even the basic 3Doodler set unlocks a world of possibilities. The pen itself has a single-click, start-and-stop operation once you choose between speeds. The dual-drive system and temperature control ensure jam-free flow, allowing you to make a range of crafts or tools almost instantly.

The 3Doodler Mega 3D set ups the ante with an 8-pack of non-toxic eco-plastic printing material and an activity guide with some great stencils to jump-start the imagination. When you're really ready to open the workshop, there's a Create+ Master Creator set that includes a six-piece nozzle kit, 3D canvas, 144-page project guide and a complete set of shaping tools - everything your mad scientist needs to make everything from a chess set to a tiny robot army. Read the rest

Save over 90% on this streamlined Photoshop alternative

Need graphics? Before you resign yourself to a Photoshop subscription, listen up: There are other apps out there. You owe it to yourself to check out Youzign 2.0 - especially with the reviews it's getting on tech sites like Capterra.

With the app, you'll instantly get access to a library of more than 1.7 million images, all fully customizable vectors that you can stretch and scale as needed. And best of all for web marketers, there's no complex interface to navigate. You'll be able to choose instantly from templates that optimize your image for Facebook profiles, Twitter covers, ad banners of any kind - you name it.

The features run just as deep as any imaging software out there, with tons of filters that you can tweak and instant previews that make it easy to see the end result. It's a product that will be instantly familiar and intuitive to professional designers and first-time users alike.

Right now, you can pick up a lifetime subscription to the Youzign Design App for $39 today. Read the rest

These totally wireless earbuds have a 150-hour battery life

A few hours of music, an easy way to take calls over the commute. We don't ask for a lot out of our headphones - but looking at the specs on the Aunu Audio M50 True Wireless Headphones, maybe we should. Not only will these things outlast a cross-country trip, but they'll also make it easier for you to communicate no matter what country that happens to be.

The M50s have all the basics you'd need from a tough pair of workout headphones: IPX7 water resistance, Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, a tight ergonomic fit. But the battery life is the first thing that really raises eyebrows about this one. A single charge gets you 6 hours of playtime, but you can extend that to a jaw-dropping 150 hours with the wireless charging case. That means if you listen to music less than 6 hours each day, you could potentially go an entire month without plugging it in.

That alone would make this a perfect vacation audio set, but the M50 also comes with an app capable of translating more than 30 languages on the fly. That's pretty invaluable no matter where you choose to take it.

Pick up the Aunu Audio M50 True Wireless Headphones + Companion Translator App for more than 55% off the list price today. Read the rest

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