Meet the world's smallest camera drone

Don't let its appearance fool you. The SKEYE Mini Camera Drone is one of the most nimble drones out there. Engineered with adjustable gyro sensitivity and a 6-axis flight control system, this palm-sized drone is a dream for both novice and veteran pilots to fly, and it's available in the Boing Boing Store for $29.

Despite its small stature, the SKEYE Nano 2 still has room for a built-in HD camera, which you can use to record footage in real-time. The drone can be operated via controller, making it friendly to pilots of all calibers. It can take off, land, and hover easily with built-in auto-functions, and the SKEYE Mini Nano Drone is even capable of nighttime flight thanks to its built-in LED lights.

Whether you're looking to pick up a new hobby or just a new way to take more creative selfies, the SKEYE Nano 2 Camera Drone is a solid choice. It's on sale today for $59, 40% off its usual price. Read the rest

This USB recorder is your next everyday carry essential

The human brain is a funny thing. You can give it plenty of sleep, but when you're hours away from the weekend, it's virtually impossible to stay focused. Unfortunately, the world doesn't stop just because your brain has checked out, but you can still ensure you don't miss any important details thanks to the Uqique USB Recorder With Playback, available in the Boing Boing store for $21.99.

Smaller than most flash drives, this pocket-sized recorder gives you the ability to capture important details at a moment's notice. Whether you're stuck in an afternoon lecture or a meeting at work, you can whip this device out, record what you need, and play it back when you're ready to focus. It's engineered with intelligent noise cut filtering and voice amplification to ensure you get a clear recording from any angle, and it's rated to last 10 hours on a single charge.

Of course, there has to be more to this device for it to merit a spot in your pocket's shrinking real estate. In addition to capturing audio, the recorder doubles as an 8GB flash drive, so you can move important files in a pinch. Plus, it can even play music, letting you enjoy your favorite tunes without having to kill your phone's battery.

The Uqique USB Recorder With Playback normally retails for $26.99, but you can get it in the Boing Boing store today for $21.99, saving nearly 20 percent off the usual price. Read the rest

Experience the best of strategy gaming in Sid Meier's Civ VI

Winner of 15 E3 Awards, including Best PC Game and Best Strategy Game, Sid Meier's Civilization VI is a game that needs no introduction. But, in case you've been out of the loop for the last two decades, this franchise has consistently set the standard for addictive strategy gaming since its debut in 1991. Its latest installment continues to raise the bar, and you can get it, as well as the Rise and Fall expansion, on sale for more than 30% off today.

Putting you in charge of your own civilization, Sid Meier's Civilization VI tasks you with guiding your empire through the eras by waging war, conducting diplomacy, advancing your culture, and going head to head with history's greatest leaders. The Rise and Fall expansion takes the challenge further by adding more weight to your choices, as the right decisions can catapult your civilization into a Golden Age, while the wrong ones can send you back into a harrowing Dark Age.

You can get the Sid Meier's Civilization VI Bundle on sale today for $56.99, saving more than 30% off its usual price.


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This handy digital converter will preserve your cassette collection

Today's youth might not appreciate the nostalgia that keeps you from throwing out your old box of cassettes, but, like all things, they're bound to wear out with time. This Audio Cassette to MP3 Music Converter lets you digitize your favorite tunes, so you can keep enjoying them well into the future. You can get it on sale today for $20.99.

This device hooks up to your computer and allows you to convert tapes to MP3 files for easy digital access. Once converted, you can transfer them to your phone or tablet for sharing whenever you like. What's more, the converter software is compatible with both Mac and PC, so you can reliably backup regardless of your preference.

The Audio Cassette to MP3 Music Converter normally retails for $69.99, but it's on sale today for $20.99. Read the rest

A Cisco certification can jumpstart your IT career

Ask any IT expert worth their salt, and they'll tell you certifications are key for climbing up the IT ladder. However, few are as compelling as one from Cisco. A worldwide leader in networking solutions, Cisco is a key player in many a company's IT infrastructures; so proving you're competent with their tools and equipment can dramatically improve your hiring potential. To this end, the Ultimate Cisco Certification Super Bundle can help you get your foot in the door with instruction designed to help you ace a number of requisite Cisco certification exams. It's on sale today for $49, plus you can save an additional 50% with the coupon code DIGITALWEEK50.

Jam-packed with nine courses on wireless networking, security, and more, this collection offers a multi-faceted look at IT and the various specializations you can break into with the appropriate certifications. You'll start by learning the skills for entry-level network support positions. Then, you'll advance to more nuanced and specialized topics, such as developing security infrastructures, implementing scaleable Cisco routers, and more.

The Ultimate Cisco Certification Super Bundle was on sale for $59, but it's available at a new price drop this week only. You can get it today for $49, and enter coupon code DIGITALWEEK50 to save an additional 50%. Read the rest

Why learning Excel is a smart way to bump your salary

Contrary to what you might think, learning how to code isn't the only way to boost your salary. While demand for hard tech skills, like coding and data science, is through the roof, there are far easier—and less expensive—ways to enhance your pay. Learning Excel can give you the pay bump you're looking for, and you won't have to sit through a pricey bootcamp to certify your skills (more on that later).

Learning Excel and other basic programs can qualify you a myriad of positions opening in today's digital workforce. According to a report from Burning Glass, more than 8 out of 10 positions require core digital skills like using Microsoft Excel; and they average payouts of more than $20/hour. What's more, taking the time to learn these digital skills can put you on the pathway to higher-paying middle and high-skill jobs.

How to start learning Excel

Simply going through some tutorials and putting "proficient in Microsoft Excel" on your resume isn't going to necessarily qualify you for these positions, however. In addition, to understanding Excel's functions and applications, having the right certifications makes you a much more appealing candidate. To this end, eLearnExcel: The Microsoft Excel Master Certification Bundle is your greatest asset.

Ideal for those looking to get past Microsoft Excel's infamous learning curve, this 9-course collection features more than 28 hours of actionable content that will take you from the essentials to more nuanced concepts. You'll start with the fundamentals, like navigating the Excel interface and formatting cells. Read the rest

How to get CompTIA-certified and kickstart an IT career

As more companies go digital and move their operations to the Cloud, the need for qualified IT professionals grows—as well as their compensation. However, demand alone isn't quite enough to get your foot in the door, as employers look for applicants who can validate their skills with the appropriate certifications. The Complete 2018 CompTIA Certification Training Bundle can help bolster your resume with the industry's top credentials, and it's on sale at a new price drop.

Across 12 courses and more than 140 hours of training, this collection is curated with content to prepare you to ace a number of certifications exams from CompTIA, one of the industry's premier certification providers. From networking to cloud computing and even security, this training boasts a diverse curriculum that can prepare you for several specializations in the IT field and earn the appropriate certifications to boot.

The Complete 2018 CompTIA Certification Training Bundle was on sale for $59, but it's available at a new price drop this week for $49, more than 90% off the usual price. Read the rest

Command a higher salary with this project manager training

If you were to make a list of today's most profitable skills, tech-centered disciplines like coding, data science, and IT would probably rank toward the top. However, your list would be sorely lacking if project management wasn't up there as well. As companies look for more ways to cut costs and boost efficiency within their operations, demand—and compensation—is high for project managers; and getting started is easier than you think. The Complete Learn To Scrum Bundle can get you up to speed with one of project management's premier methodologies, and it's on sale for $39.

Across 5 comprehensive courses, this collection walks you through the concepts and tools Scrum-savvy project managers use to streamline initiatives and ensure they arrive on budget and on time. From team members to project owners and managers, this training dives into applying the Scrum methodology at multiple levels to keep projects moving forward. Plus, you'll even earn a number of contact hours that you can apply when you sit for the PMI certification exam.

The Complete Learn To Scrum Bundle is on sale for $39, but you can take an extra 50% off when you plug in the 50% off DIGITALWEEK50 coupon at checkout this week. Read the rest

5 important skills to learn this summer

Summer's here, which brings not only warmer weather but also the unsettling realization that the year is more than halfway over. So, for those who weren't as productive as they would have liked during the first half of 2018, we've rounded up 5 skill course bundles you can start learning today to help you finish the year strong and with some employable knowledge under your belt. Read on for details:

1. Back-end Development

MSRP: $2,786

Sale Price: $49 (98% off)

While front-end developers focus on building the portion of the website viewers experience, back-end developers work behind the scenes, ensuring vital information makes it from the guts of the website to the front without issue—a critical role that commands high-level pay. This 14-course collection will get you familiar with SQL, Bootstrap, and the other tools these experts use to keep websites running.

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2. The Complete 2018 CompTIA Certification Training Bundle: Lifetime Access

MSRP: $4,329

Sale Price: $59 (98% off)

Virtually every sector needs IT professionals to keep their operations online, and they're willing to pay a hefty sum for their services. However, demand alone isn't quite enough to get your foot in the door to this field. This 12-course training will prepare you to ace a number of certification exams from CompTIA, so you can stand a head above the competition. Jump in, and you'll start developing skills in a host of different IT disciplines from cloud computing to cybersecurity.

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3. The Complete Adobe CC Training Bundle

MSRP: $673

Sale Price: $29 (95% off)

Whether you're an aspiring photographer, illustrator, or animator, you'll likely be using the Adobe Creative Cloud suite in your line of work. Read the rest

These indestructible flashlights are designed to smash through obstacles

It's good to be proactive, but when it comes to preparing for an emergency situation, one of the most important items you can pack is a flashlight. After all, whatever else you include in your kit won't be of much use if you can't see what you're doing. The Viper 1000-Lumen Tactical Flashlights not only keep your surroundings illuminated when disaster strikes, but they're also designed to help bail you out of a dangerous situation. Two-packs are available in the Boing Boing Store for $29.99.

Engineered with a titanium alloy shell and tactical breaker tip, the Viper 1000-Lumen Tactical Flashlights excel at smashing glass or even fending off violent threats. They're small enough to stash inside your car's glove box or under your seat, making them handy for shattering a window if you find yourself in an accident and need to escape from your vehicle. They're also designed to be shockproof, weatherproof, and rated to shine for up to 100,000 hours before you need to replace the bulb.

Two packs of the Viper 1000-Lumen Tactical Flashlights are available in the Boing Boing Store for $29.99. Read the rest

How Mondly's language-learning AI helps you speak like a true native

Chances are you took a handful of language classes in high school, and aside from a smattering of conjugations and vocabulary words, the only things you likely remember are the dry, rehearsed sentences that did little to make you speak like a true native. If you're still hoping to learn a new language but want to take an approach that will make you sound more authentic, Mondly's AI-powered curriculum might just do the trick. Lifetime subscriptions are available for $69.99.

Using state-of-the-art speech recognition technology, Mondly knows how to listen to your words and phrases and only gives positive feedback if you speak clearly and correctly, giving you just the right amount of difficulty to make sure you communicate like an actual native speaker. Mondly also includes a dictionary and verb conjugator to aid you in your education and lets you learn your new language in your native tongue—even if it's not English.

Lifetime subscriptions to Mondly are available in the Boing Boing Store for $69.99. Read the rest

Charge your phone 7 times over with this high-capacity power bank

Our phones can do some pretty impressive stuff, but all too often it feels like their batteries were an afterthought, hitting that dreaded 20% mark after watching only a handful of YouTube videos. Assuming you don't want to change your battery out completely, you can give it the juice it desperately needs with the Extreme Boost 20,000mAh Battery, available in the Boing Boing Store for $35.99.

Boasting a colossal 20,000mAh capacity, this portable battery is capable of powering up your phone multiple over—more than enough times to work through whatever playlist you're watching. It's engineered with overcharge and short circuit protection, optimizing your device's juice intake without frying its battery.

The Extreme Boost 20,000mAh Battery is available in the Boing Boing Store for $35.99, 60% off its usual price. Read the rest

Mindbliss centers you with curated meditations

We all lead unique lives and, as a result, experience stress in different ways. So, when it comes to dealing with anxiety, wouldn't it make more sense to choose a tailored solution over a cookie-cutter one? That's the mindset driving Mindbliss and its unique, AI-curated meditations. Lifetime subscriptions are available today for $49.99.

Designed to grow alongside you, Mindbliss uses highly intelligent AI algorithms to curate meditation experiences to fit your needs, whether you're trying to sleep better, handle stress, or simply start each day with a positive outlook. The app provides users with both single-sit and serial sessions to not only promote self-care but also work toward creating a more consistent wellness lifestyle.

You can come back to center with guided meditations, breathing exercises, and 3D nature soundscapes, and follow your growth with Mindbliss' tracking tools. And, with the ability to save your favorite sessions, you can take your meditation experiences with you offline.

Lifetime subscriptions to Mindbliss are available for $49.99. Read the rest

Capture your life's highlights with Strellas Star Maps

From wedding proposals to college graduations, there's nothing wrong with reaching for the camera to capture a special occasion, but sometimes a photo isn't quite enough to immortalize life's greatest moments. Whether you walked down the aisle or into your first home, Strellas Personalized Star Maps commemorate your biggest milestones on a stellar scale. You can get your own 18x24 star map today for $38.

Strellas Personalized Star Maps depict the exact positioning of the night sky during the time and place of your special moment. Strellas uses NASA Astronomical Data Center's star catalog to accurately recreate the sky view from a time and place you choose. You can personalize your maps with custom quotes and select special color styles before receiving the product as a printed poster or a printable digital file.

Strellas Personalized Star Maps are available in the Boing Boing store for $38 for 18x24 sizes and $45 for 24x36 sizes.

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Build the next AI breakthrough with these 8 courses

With the ability to recognize images, curate playlists, and even hold a decent conversation, we wouldn't blame you if you thought AI innovations like Siri were powered by magic. Of course, the reality is that, rather than shamrocks and pixie dust, these breakthroughs are made possible thanks to advancements in machine learning technology and a handful of programming tools. With the Pay What You Want: Total Python Machine Learning Bundle, you can lift the curtain behind today's AI marvels and work toward creating your own, all for a price you choose.

Here's how the deal works: Simply pay what you want, and you'll instantly unlock one of the collection's eight courses. Beat the average price paid, and you'll get the remaining seven.

Starting with a simple introduction to Python, you'll get your feet wet with programming and app development. Then, you'll dive into the nuts and bolts behind today's most popular AI applications, like neural networks, unsupervised deep learning, and more.

Choose your price, and you can start your foray into the future of AI with the Pay What You Want: Total Python Machine Learning Bundle. Read the rest

Prep for a Cisco-certified future with these 9 courses

Ask any IT expert worth their salt, and they'll tell you that certifications speak the loudest when you're climbing the career ladder. However, not all certifications are created equal, and where you decide to get your certification from can have a dramatic impact on your hiring prospects. Cisco is a worldwide leader of networking solutions and plays a vital role in keeping many of today's companies online, making their certifications especially relevant to potential employers. The Ultimate Cisco Certification Super Bundle can prep you to ace a number of their certification exams, and it's on sale today for $49.

Across nine courses, this collection will familiarize you with the concepts and techniques essential for passing CompTIA's most popular certification exams and help you work toward netting several coveted certifications, including CICD and CCNA Security. From interconnecting Cisco devices to maintaining network security, this collection will help you foster a host of core IT skills and help you ace the certification exams with flying colors.

The Ultimate Cisco Certification Super Bundle is available in the Boing Boing store today for $49. Read the rest

Why you should be "healing" yourself with this Alexa-friendly diffuser

To the uninformed, essential oil diffusers may come off as nothing more than glorified air fresheners, but there are a few core differences that separate these devices from their aerosol-powered peers. While air fresheners tend to douse the air with irritating chemicals, diffusers revitalize your living space with natural oils and are even known to help improve sleep, reduce stress, and prevent illness. The Smart Alexa-Compatible Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Diffuser lets you bring these benefits to your living space on command. It's available in the Boing Boing store for $41.

Engineered with advanced vaporizing plates, this smart diffuser is designed to evenly distribute oils in your home. It features a 400ml water tank and is capable of producing up to 12 hours of continuous mist. Using your phone, you can control features like LED color, mist intensity, timer settings, and scheduling, or if you're looking for a more hands-off approach, you can integrate the device with Amazon Alexa and control it with your voice.

The Smart Alexa-Compatible Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Diffuser is on sale in the Boing Boing store for $41. Read the rest

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