Disconnect gives web trackers the boot and ups your device's battery life

Most of us understand that when we visit a website, we're subjecting ourselves to surveillance by trackers. And, while these tools are usually used for innocuous purposes, like determining which ads to show you, they can be leveraged for much more nefarious goals, and they have the potential to tank your browsing speed as well as your device's battery life.

Disconnect has emerged as an online solution that blocks trackers and malware across your entire device, allowing you to surf the web up to 44% faster, use up to 39% less bandwidth, and significantly improve your device's battery life.

 

In addition to blocking tracker requests, Disconnect boasts VPN technology that encrypts your browsing movements so that you can surf on public and private networks without your ISP or the government peeking in. What's more, Disconnect also allows you to sidestep geo-restrictions that prevent you from accessing streaming sites like Netflix and Hulu when you're traveling overseas.

One-year and three-year Disconnect Premium subscriptions are currently available in the Boing Boing Store for $19 and $29 respectively. For a limited time, use coupon code GETSAFE to save an additional 20% off! Read the rest

Score 10 coding courses for a price you choose

Learning how to code is a great way to improve your hiring potential and open the door to more lucrative careers, but getting the ball rolling can be a bit daunting considering the number of languages out there and steep price associated with training. However, the Pay What You Want: Learn to Code 2018 Bundle is making it more accessible by offering 140+ hours of training in today's coding tools, all for a price you get to pick.

Here's how the deal works: Simply pay what you want, and you'll instantly unlock one of the collection's ten courses. Beat the average price paid, and you'll get the remaining nine at no extra charge. Plus, if you beat the leader price, you'll be entered into a significant giveaway and earn a spot on the leaderboard.

Regardless of your experience level, this collection will guide you through the essentials of working with core coding tools, like Python, Swift, and JavaScript. You'll dive into full-stack development with HTML, CSS, React, and Node, and even get your hands dirty building your own iPhone apps using iOS 11 and Swift.

Choose your price, and you can catalyze your coding education with the Pay What You Want: Learn to Code 2018 Bundle. Read the rest

The Nix Pro Color Sensor matches colors with extreme precision

Our world is a colorful one, and when it comes time to repaint the house or create a new design, many of us look to our surroundings for inspiration. However, matching colors from the outside world to our canvas isn't the most precise process when we're just eyeballing it. The Nix Pro Color Sensor removes the guesswork involved, determining an exact match of any color you put it on, and it's on sale for over 25% off in the Boing Boing Store.

The key to the Nix's precision is its ability to block out ambient light when you're matching a surface. Simply scan any color critical surface and save it to your smartphone or tablet, and the Nix will match it to a huge range of existing color libraries. You can match with over 38,000 paint colors and even grab CMYK, HEX, sRGB, CIELAB, LCH, and LRV values. Plus, the Nix lets you discover and save color harmonies to build your creative library.

Now, you can get the Nix Pro Color Sensor on sale today for $249 in the Boing Boing Store. Read the rest

Here's an XL 4/20 surprise

You probably remember the Twisty Glass Blunt since we love to write about it. And you may also remember its little buddy, the Twisty Glass Mini. Well, today we've got a fun surprise that isn't so little. Less isn't always more, and on those days when you need to decompress with a good smoke, the Twisty XL Glass Blunt lets you enjoy up to four grams of your favorite herb with a simple pack and twist. That's twice the size of the original Twisty, and you can get it today for $71.99 in the Boing Boing Store.

Like the other Twisty blunts, you simply pack and twist the screw with your herb of choice before you light up. And, you'll only have to light once thanks to its infini-cherry technology that minimizes the need to relight. What's more, the Twisty XL produces a 30% cooler hit as the eight chambers cooldown smoke by doubling the length of its path, making for an even more enjoyable toke.

You can get smarter about your smoking setup with the Twisty XL Glass Blunt, on sale for $71.99. Happy 4/20. Read the rest

Win a Samsung Galaxy S9+ in this giveaway

Another year, another iteration of Samsung's Galaxy smartphone—except this time around Samsung sought to redefine what a smartphone can do completely. Boasting a 6.2" Quad HD+ Super AMOLED (2960x1440) infinity display, and an elite 10nm 64-bit Octa-Core Processor with 6GB RAM, the S9+ is an absolute powerhouse with a price tag to match. However, you can get a chance to win your own without spending a dime by entering into the Samsung Galaxy S9+ Giveaway.

Absolutely free to enter, this giveaway nets you a shot at winning your own Samsung Galaxy S9+. In addition to its scary processing power and sharp screen, the S9+ delivers a host of cutting-edge features, like a Dual Aperture lens that adapts to light like the human eye, real-time translation through the camera, and, of course, augmented reality emojis and stickies.

You can score a chance to experience the frontier of Android power for free by entering into the Samsung Galaxy S9+ Giveaway. Read the rest

Validate your Salesforce skills with these 8 courses

Competition in the job market is getting stiff, and while experience and a four-year degree can put you on the map, most employers prefer applicants versed in the tools that power their industry. To this end, certifying your skills with Salesforce is a smart move. The world’s #1 Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform, Salesforce is used by companies in multiple industries for its cloud-based applications in sales, service, marketing, and more, and you can train to validate your skills with it via the Salesforce Trailblazer Bundle, on sale for $29.99.

Featuring 65 hours of training across eight courses, this collection will guide you through the nuts and bolts of working with Salesforce and how to earn several certifications, including the Salesforce Service Cloud Consultant Certification and Salesforce Sales Cloud Consultant Certification. You'll start with the basics of Salesforce and cloud computing. Then, you'll move on to more nuanced skills, like managing accounts, analyzing reports, and even building apps on the Salesforce platform.

The Salesforce Trailblazer Bundle is on sale today for $29.99 in the Boing Boing Store.

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The HyperChiller makes iced coffee in less than a minute

Warmer weather is coming, and so too is the hankering for iced coffee. But, since most of us don't have the time—or foresight—to make a batch of cold brew the night before, we'll be chilling our cups of Joe with ice cubes and watering them down in the process. The HyperChiller Coffee Chiller offers a different way to prepare your caffeine without watering it down, and two-packs are on sale today for $44.99.

The HyperChiller is capable of chilling coffee by up to 130º in one minute without dilution thanks to its unique construction. The vessel's multi-chamber design keeps the coffee and ice separated with two layers of food grade stainless steel, ensuring the coffee cools but doesn't get watered down. Plus, with a high-volume 12.5 oz capacity, the HyperChiller is capable of dishing out large batches of iced brews in a pinch.

Two-packs of the HyperChiller Coffee Chiller normally retail for $60, but you can get a pack today for $44.99, saving 25% off the usual price. Read the rest

Take this complete Cisco certification training at a new lower drop

For the uninitiated, Cisco is a worldwide leader in networking systems and solutions, and, as such, carrying a certification backed by them can fast-track your way to a coveted IT position in virtually any company. Of course, passing any of Cisco's certification exams is no easy feat, but the Ultimate Cisco Certification Super Bundle can make the journey easier. It's currently on sale, lowering the final price to $49.

This nine-part collection features training on the concepts and ideas you're likely to be tested on during a host of Cisco certification exams, including the valuable Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security) exam. You'll foster an understanding of core techniques and ideas, like setting up security infrastructures, supporting enterprise networks, and more. Plus, with lifetime access, you can work through the collection at the pace that's right for you.

The Ultimate Cisco Certification Super Bundle retails for $3,285 and was on sale for $59, but you can get it at a new, lower price of $49 for a very limited time.  Read the rest

This three-track course will help you learn Six Sigma

It's no mystery that project managers can make a pretty penny helping companies big and small cut costs and boost efficiency. But, despite the demand, you'll have a hard time getting your foot in the door if you're not carrying the appropriate certifications. There are a host of project management methodologies you can get certified in, and among the most popular is Six Sigma. With the Official Six Sigma Training and Certification Bundle, you can train to validate your project management knowledge, and it's on sale for $49.99 in the Boing Boing Store.

For the uninitiated, Six Sigma is divided up into three tiers: yellow belt, green belt, and black belt. This three-course collection will familiarize you with the concepts and techniques taught at each level and show you how to eliminate errors in a business process, reduce costs, and ultimately boost revenue. Once you complete the entire training, you'll be ready to sit for each certification exam and move one step closer to a career in project management.

Now, you can pick up the Official Six Sigma Training & Certification Bundle on sale for $49.99 in the Boing Boing Store. Read the rest

HideMyAss! VPN does exactly what its name implies

In an age where net neutrality is far from a guarantee, VPNs have become a staple for users looking to make sure their online activity stays private. However, one of the biggest complaints about these services is that they slow your browsing speed to a crawl while keeping your online activity under the radar. HideMyAss! VPN is one of the few services out there that lets you surf the Web incognito and unhindered, and two-year subscriptions are on sale in the Boing Boing Store.

Named one of PC Mag's Best VPN Services of 2018, HideMyAss! VPN hides your ass (browsing activity) from hackers, government entities, and advertisers while letting you surf at blazing speeds on up to two devices at once. Simply choose a virtual location from over 660 VPN servers in over 320 locations in over 190 countries, and you can browse previously blocked content as if you were a local.

You can sign up for a two-year subscription to HideMyAss! VPN for $54.99, saving 80% off the usual price. Read the rest

The 2018 Learn to Code Bundle is here

Coding is undeniably one of the most valuable skills to have in today's job market, but between four-year degree programs and pricy coding boot camps, the traditional avenues for gaining this skill aren't particularly economical. However, the web is full of resources that can teach you how to use today's coding tools on your own time and for a fraction of the cost, like the Complete 2018 Learn to Code Bundle, which is on sale for $50 in the Boing Boing Store.

Featuring more than 200 hours of training spread across nine courses, this collection will get you up to speed with top programming tools, like Python, Java, and Google Go. Regardless of your experience level, this training will guide you through the core principles of front and back-end web development, and you'll even tackle advanced concepts, like machine learning with Python and customizing a content management system via Bootstrap.

The Complete 2018 Learn to Code Bundle is on sale for less than $6/course at $49.99 in the Boing Boing Store.

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This smartphone grip is insurance against selfie butterfingers

Our smartphones boast pretty powerful cameras, but no matter how advanced they get, they never quite fix the shakiness that comes with trying to take a photo one-handed. This understanding is what produced the ShutterGrip Smartphone Camera Controller, a sturdy smartphone attachment that cuts down on that shaky-cam feel while letting you comfortably snap photos on the move. You can pre-order your own today for $29.99.

This device uses a tensioned grip to attach to almost any smartphone—with or without a case—and provides a sturdy, ergonomic handle as well as a wireless shutter button to help you take better photos. You can use it to take pictures wirelessly, and you can even mount it on a tripod thanks to the built-in tripod screw. 

You can pre-order a ShutterGrip Smartphone Camera Controller today for $29.99 in the Boing Boing Store. Read the rest

Score Apple's HomePod for free in this giveaway

Smart home speakers are nothing new, but Apple has finally gotten into the game with its HomePod speaker. Blending Apple Music and Siri together, this innovative speaker makes it easy to handle everyday tasks while blasting your favorite tunes. The HomePod retails for $349, but you can get your own without spending a dime by entering into the Apple HomePod Giveaway.

Absolutely free to enter, this giveaway nets you a shot at taking home Apple's HomePod speaker. Ideal for the music aficionado, this device learns your taste in music and allows you to play whatever you want just by saying it out loud. Its intelligent sensors know how to deliver the sound based on the size of your surroundings, and it's still capable of controlling the smart features in your home.

Simply sign up, and you'll be one step closer to taking home your own HomePod for free with the Apple HomePod Giveaway. Read the rest

This retro-looking keyboard eases the strain on typing

There are plenty of ways to enhance your efficiency at work, but few are as simple as swapping out your keyboard. Lofree's Four Seasons Wireless Keyboard is designed from the ground up to enhance your words per minute (WPM) while making for a more comfortable typing experience. And, you can get it on sale today for $99.99 in the Boing Boing Store.

Engineered with Apple's keyboard layout, this wireless keyboard boasts Gateron blue switches that require lighter pressure to actuate, making for more comfortable typing. Its large keycaps and improved backspace key allow you to type faster, and it supports three levels of backlighting so that you can work in the dark with zero issue. Plus, with a sharp, retro design, the Four Seasons can add some welcome flair to your workspace as well. It's compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows computers.

Now, you can pick up Lofree's Four Seasons Wireless Keyboard on sale for $99.99 in the Boing Boing Store. Read the rest

This endoscopic camera helps you find problems at their source

When it comes time to unclog a drain or figure out what's going on inside your car's engine, the human eye can only see so much, and our hands, while maneuverable, aren't necessarily built for snaking around tight spaces. Therein lies the value of having a Wi-Fi HD Waterproof Endoscopic Camera. Whether you need to diagnose a clogged drain or simply fish your keys out from under the fridge, this camera gives you an unbeatable vantage point, and it's on sale for $29.99.

Featuring an 8-way adjustable LED and 2 MP resolution camera, this device lets you peek around tight spaces and beam a feed straight to your smartphone via Wi-Fi. Plus, this camera boasts an IP67 waterproof rating, making it ideal for snaking around drains, pipes, and other damp spaces.

Now, you can pick up this WiFi HD Waterproof Endoscopic Camera on sale for $29.99 in the Boing Boing Store. Read the rest

This speaker looks like the '50s but sounds like the future

There are plenty of us out there who enjoy the look of vintage speakers, but using them today isn't necessarily practical. However, that's not to say you can't add some 1950's flair to your listening setup. The Lofree Poison aims to combine a vintage aesthetic with 21st-century technology, and it's on sale for $79.99 in the Boing Boing Store.

Boasting a design reminiscent of 1950's appliances, the Lofree Poison lets you tap into this feeling of nostalgia while blasting your living space with its powerful 20-watt amplifiers and enhanced bass driver. It features a 2000mAh rechargeable battery that allows for up to six hours of playtime and includes a physical rotating dial and built-in FM radio so that you can search for music the old-fashioned way.

You can pick up the Lofree Poison on sale for $79.99 today. Read the rest

Learn Python for a price that works for you

Hailed for its versatility and user-friendly design, Python is one of the best first languages for aspiring programmers to learn. However, not all of us have a natural affinity for programming, but you can get the training you need without breaking the bank thanks to the Pay What You Want: Absolute Python Bundle.

Here's how the deal works: Simply pay what you want, and you'll unlock one of the collection's five courses. Beat the average price paid, and you'll get the remaining four at no extra charge. Plus, if you beat the top price, you'll be entered into a major giveaway and earn a spot on the leaderboard.

Featuring nearly 60 hours of training, this collection will take you from beginner to expert in Python programming. You'll follow along with the collection's example-based curriculum, taking on core concepts, like input, functions, lists, and loops. Then, you'll dive into more advanced ideas, like automation framework design and creating deep learning models.

You can catalyze your Python education for a price you choose with the Pay What You Want: Absolute Python Bundle.  Read the rest

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