Get a great deal on Trainz, the world's leading train simulator

Trains may not be the most popular means of conveyance nowadays, but chances are you grew up playing with toy trains or building a model set to wrap around the Christmas tree. In either case, it's safe to say that locomotives have long carried a unique sense of awe and scale, especially when they're hundreds of cars long and roaring across the countryside. Trainz: A New Era lets you experience this feeling again with a 21st-century spin, and its Platinum Edition Bundle is on sale for $19.99 in the Boing Boing Store.

Trainz is a train simulator that brings famous locomotives to life as they travel across historical and modern routes in mind-blowing realism and with a powerful graphics engine. You can create your own routes with in-game editing tools and combine your efforts with other players to build and operate a working rail line. Plus, this edition includes 16 additional routes, three bonus trainsets, and a host of other downloadable content.

The Trainz: A New Era Platinum Edition Bundle is on sale today for $19.99. Read the rest

This app helps you build your dream home from the ground up

When it comes to redesigning or renovating a living space, envisioning changes before they occur can be tricky for most. Thankfully, the web is home to tools that can remove some of the guesswork, like Live Home 3D Pro for Mac. This app lets you create detailed and furnished floor plans for everything from sheds and homes to even skyscrapers, and it's on sale for $24.99 in the Boing Boing Store.

A TopTenReviews Gold Award winner, Live Home 3D Pro allows you to design advanced 2D floor plans via simple, point and click drafting tools. Its elevation view lets you see walls, adjust doors and windows, and arrange furniture in your design. Plus, you can add a custom light source to an object, giving you full control over light attenuation, glow, and direction. Live Home 3D Pro is also capable of rendering movie tracks to ultra HD video files, handy for impressing clients if you're a contractor.

You can experience Live Home 3D Pro's design potential for $24.99. Read the rest

How Arch Hosting helps you bypass steep web hosting fees

For many startups and fledgling businesses, web hosting — and the fees associated with it — can take a sizeable chunk out of the company budget and limit growth down the road. But, that's not to say there aren't hosts out there who can get your site online while staying within your budget. Arch Hosting is a performance-oriented host that lets you utilize multi-core processors, a lightning fast network, and powerful hardware, and it's offering lifetime subscriptions plus a one-year domain starting at $24.99.

With Arch Hosting, you'll receive 2GB of SSD storage space and 500GB of bandwidth for one domain, plus free SSL certificates for all other domains and subdomains. What's more, Arch Hosting boasts a host of intuitive features, like a drag-and-drop website builder and a Softaculous Script Installer, which allows you to deploy your WordPress, forum, or e-commerce application with a single click. It even keeps your site secure with automated backups.

A lifetime subscription to Arch Hosting and a one-year domain is available today for $24.99. Additionally, Arch Hosting's business plan nets you 10GB of SSD storage space and 1TB of bandwidth for three domains, all for $44.99. Read the rest

How a .tech domain can build your brand

The web is a big place, but it's by no means infinite where domain names are concerned. New domain seekers, in particular, are feeling the burn as .com domain names become increasingly saturated, forcing many to choose a second-rate domain name or rename their brand entirely.

Opting for a .tech domain not only affords you a better chance at picking the ideal domain name, but it can also help you flaunt your tech brand or startup online. Radix is offering 10-year subscriptions to '.tech' domains for over 80% off at $39.99.

Tech powerhouses like Microsoft (rewards.tech), The Consumer Electronics Show (CES.tech), and The Next Web (tnw.tech) are already using .tech domains, and having one can better position your brand in their league. Plus, with a host of unregistered domains available, you're more likely to find the domain that suits your product without having to compromise.

You can sign up today in the Boing Boing Store for ten years of a Radix '.tech.' domain for $39.99. Read the rest

Say hello to the world's first smart salt lamp

When it comes to improving the atmosphere of our living spaces, most of us consider merely buying a few plants or light fixtures to liven things up. The ZenCube, however, literally improves the atmosphere of your abode by releasing negative ions into the air that can enhance your mood, energize your mind, and enrich your environment. Today, you can get it on sale for $199.99 in the Boing Boing Store.

The world's first smart Himalayan salt lamp, the ZenCube deodorizes and purifies air, balancing oxygen and your health simultaneously, and you can change the color of its glow via a smartphone app to suit your mood and aesthetic likings. Better sleep, improved mood, and reduced radiation are some of its benefits, and it brings these to you while staying cool to the touch and consuming little energy. Plus, in addition to cleaning and deodorizing the air, the ZenCube can also be used with essential oils for aromatherapy, adding to its therapeutic potential.

The ZenCube is available in the Boing Boing store for $199.99. Read the rest

You know the markets are down, but how much do you actually know about finance?

Sound financial understanding doesn't come to all of us naturally. And, even if you're not interested in pursuing a career as a Wall Street investor, knowing the essentials of accounting, investing, and the like can net you a host of advantages in your professional and personal lives. The eduCBA Finance & Investments Lifetime Subscription Bundle is curated to give you these skills, regardless of your professional pursuits, and it's on sale for $49 in the Boing Boing Store.

This colossal training gives you 24/7 access to more than 2,000 hours of finance instruction spread across more than 700 courses. With lifetime access, you can take classes in investment banking, financial modeling, project finance, private equity, accounting, and more on your own time and at the pace that's right for you. As you make your way through the training, you'll use mock tests and online quizzes to reinforce your learning and earn certificates of completion for each course you finish.

You can take the first step towards netting a full finance education with the eduCBA Finance & Investments Lifetime Subscription Bundle, on sale for $49. Read the rest

This library of audio tracks and SFX will turn your home videos into epics

Stock audio assets aren't necessarily the easiest things to come by, and many a designer have been left marred by the steep prices and potential hidden fees that can come with purchasing assets online. However, that's not to say you're out of luck. The StockUnlimited Audio Library nets users an unlimited allotment of downloads for premium, royalty-free audio tracks, and SFX, and a 3-year subscription is on sale in the Boing Boing Store for $49.99.

With StockUnlimited, you can access a massive library of audio tracks and SFX across a variety of genres, moods, and instruments, and you can download as much as you want every month. Whether you're working on a commercial project or your own creative endeavors, these assets are royalty-free, so you can use them without fretting over hidden fees.

A 3-year subscription to Stock Unlimited Audio Library is available now for $49.99 in the Boing Boing Store. Read the rest

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This SEO tool keeps your site one step ahead of the competition

Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, has flourished into a hot topic amongst marketers and web developers aiming to promote their brands on the web. And, as more companies take their content online, competition to be on that first page of a Google search is growing.

There are ways to improve your standing, such as using popular keywords, but climbing to the top of the search rankings necessitates a two-fold approach: improving your site's searchability while keeping tabs on your competition. SE Ranking is an all-in-one SEO platform that lets you do both, and lifetime plans are on sale for $49.99 in the Boing Boing Store.

SE Ranking offers all the standard SEO tools, such as keyword position tracking and competitor research, while also including unique features like page changes monitoring and SEO ROI forecasts. With SE Ranking, you can learn which keywords your competitors are using in their ads and examine their budget, traffic, and the number of clicks their ads receive so that you can keep tabs on their performance.

Lifetime plans to SE Ranking are on sale for $49.99 in the Boing Boing Store. Read the rest

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Here are 14 courses to help you get IT-certified

Demand is high for IT professionals, but, as any expert will tell you, certifying your skills is almost mandatory for climbing the career ladder. While a host of certification options exist, they're not all created equal. For those looking to break into the field, it's essential to select a certification that's recognized by the industry and ideally vendor-neutral, much like CompTIA.

The Complete 2018 CompTIA Certification Training Bundle will prepare you to add several of these certifications to your resume, and it's on sale for $59 in the Boing Boing Store.

Boasting 140 hours of content spread across 14 courses, this collection will help you prepare for CompTIA certification exams in cloud computing, network security, and many other IT sectors. The bundle even includes instruction on passing the CompTIA A+ certification exam, which validates your understanding of the most common hardware and software technologies—a helpful start for anyone looking to break into the field.

The Complete 2018 CompTIA Certification Training Bundle is on sale now in the Boing Boing Store for $59. Read the rest

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