• Body matching description of Gabby Petito found near Grand Teton National Park

    #VanLife couple Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito left in July for what was supposed to be a four-month trip. However, Brian Laundrie came home to Florida early, on September 1st, without Gabby Petito. The story has captivated the nation— both because of the trip's extensive social media documentation and Laundrie's refusal to cooperate with the police.

    "Human remains discovered in Teton County, Wyoming, on Sunday are "consistent with the description of" missing 22-year-old Gabby Petito, FBI officials said in a news conference.

    "Full forensic identification has not been completed to confirm 100% that we found Gabby, but her family has been notified of this discovery," Charles Jones, FBI Denver's supervisory senior resident agent in Wyoming, said."

    CNN

    The news comes after Youtuber Red, White, & Bethune posted an August 27th where Petito and Laundrie's van can be seen in a shot. After the observation was reported, the body was found nearby. No official statement has confirmed that the video footage informed the search.

    Brian Laundrie remains missing; the police search for him continues.

  • Clean up your storage on your Apple device with over $100 off this top-rated app

    We probably all have a dozen apps right now that share and save pictures and videos. Between Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, Snapchat, and a handful of others, there's just so much visual data floating around on our iPhones and iPads. Wouldn't it be nice to clean up some unwanted or repetitive data so our devices move faster?

    Smart Cleaner for iOS is here to solve that problem. It's the best storage cleaning app on the App Store that searches and deletes screenshots, similar pictures, Live Photos, burst photos, and videos all just in a few taps. Additionally, it allows you to create a Secret Album for photos you'd like hidden from prying eyes.

    Not only does it clean up your photo library, but it also assists in streamlining your contacts list. You'll be able to merge similar contacts, back up your entire list, and remove identical ones quickly and effectively. If that wasn't enough, Smart Cleaner even has a battery-saving feature. It will visually show you your battery usage through a handy home screen widget and will give you advice on how to make your iPhone last longer.

    With this lifetime subscription to Smart Cleaner, you can always rely on it when your photos and contacts start piling up again. With just a few taps, you'll be able to free up your storage and get your device working like new. With all these features, Smart Cleaner is sure to impress, just as it has with over 30 million users on the App Store who gave it a 4.5 out of 5-star rating.

    Right now, you can snag a lifetime subscription to Smart Cleaner for iOS for 73% off its original price, or only $39.99.

  • Spray paints tested

    Project Farm performed an unusually rigorous set of tests on different brands of spray paint, then left out the painted panels in the elements for a year. He even sprayed the hood of his truck to see how a DIY paint job with each would stand up. The standard premium options from Rustoleum and Valspar turn out to be predictable winners, but it's always good to be reminded that the dollar cans from WalMart are terrible—and so is the really expensive stuff.

  • "Sand" among finalists for National Toy Hall of Fame

    The National Toy Hall of Fame has named twelve finalists, and one is the prehistoric substance sand, which the National Toy Hall of Fame says "may be the most universal and oldest toy in the world."

    The other finalists are American Girl Dolls, Battleship, billiards, Cabbage Patch Kids, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Mahjong, Masters of the Universe Toys, the piñata, Risk, The Settlers of Catan, and the toy fire engine.

    Three winners will be chosen in November. The Player's Choice Ballot is open for all; voters are asked to consider the criteria of icon-status, longevity, discovery, and innovation.

  • Someone in Russia tried to steal a bunch of cryogenically-frozen human brains

    Futurism has the most reliable reporting on the strange case of Valeria Udalova, co-founder and CEO of KrioRus, a Russian cryogenics company that specializes in freezing the cadavers and brains of the wealthy and deceased.

    Udalova … allegedly attempted to abscond with several frozen bodies after a disagreement between her and founder Danila Medvedev, Rubase reports.

    According to British tabloid The Times, Udalova is Medvedev's ex-wife.

    It's an unfortunate situation, considering the contraband in question. The company reportedly holds 81 frozen remains of human "cryopatients" and 47 animals. And roughly 500 people have signed contracts with them to be frozen when they die — in hopes, of course, that future medical science will be able to resuscitate them.

    From the sound of it, Udalova was trying to break off into our own separate cryogenics company, and was trying to take a couple of corpses with her. Maybe? It's unclear. I still have a lot of questions. Fortunately, Udalova uploaded a 15-minute video to YouTube in hopes of explaining the situation. Unfortunately, I don't speak Russian, and the Google Translation of the auto-generated captions is … difficult to parse.

    Woman Accused of Stealing Cryogenically Preserved Human Bodies [Victor Tangermann / Futurism]

    The founders of "KrioRus" did not share the business: trucks with frozen "cryopatients" were intercepted by the police [Rusbase via Google Translate]

  • Feast your eyes on 14 drones that will change your aerial video game

    Whether you want to capture a bird's eye view of the coast on your seaside vacation or love to see what's going on at the neighbor's barbeque next door, a quality drone can really come in handy. But no matter what your drone needs are, making sure your money goes to a quality model is key, and there are plenty out there that aren't worth your attention. 

    Just for you, here are 14 top-notch drones with features built to impress and price tags to match. 

    Battle Drone Quadcopter – $29.99; originally $89

    From its precise maneuverability to its three dynamic speed modes, this drone is a pleasure to work with. It also features a 6-axis gyroscope that makes it way easier to control, whether it turns, flips, or rolls a complete 360 degrees. It even has a Battle Drone minigame that you can use to compete with your buddies! 

    Mini Helicopter UFO RC Drone – $21.95; originally $50

    If your kids are interested in getting their hands on a drone, spare your grown-up model and let them play around with this one! Designed for those just learning to fly these things, this mini-helicopter drone boasts sensors that make it easier to steer, a protective coating, and even a collision locking system.

    Black GPS 4K Drone 106 Pro with Gimbal & Electronic Image Stabilization – $68.95; originally $255

    Capture high-quality photos and videos thanks to this drone's 4K camera. It also features an altitude hold mode function that always ensures a stable flight, along with gesture control that lets you control everything from the accompanying app on your phone. And no matter how far you fly this thing around, it'll always come back home with help from its one-key automatic return. 

    4k Dual Camera Pro GPS Drone – $69.95; originally $272

    Capture stunningly beautiful aerial shots at a remote distance of up to 1,200 meters. This drone's HD camera boasts an amazing video-following feature and takes incredibly stable shots thanks to its 3-axis gimbal. And with its stellar GGPS system, you'll never lose track of where it flies, no matter where you send it. 

    Black YLR/C S32T HD 4K Single Camera Drone – $99.95; originally $410

    Great for first-time drone users, this single-camera drone has all the essentials: a 4K camera, a remote control for easy navigation, gesture control that makes recording video easy, and more. It can even fly up to 25 minutes at a time on a single charge.

    Bronze Senior GPS 4K Dual Camera Drone 106 with Gimbal and EIS (Black) – $79.95; originally $320

    Thanks to this drone's 5K dual cameras, you can capture high-quality photos and videos from high altitudes, never worrying about unstable capturing. From its one-key automatic return that lets you get it back with the tap of a finger to its gesture control and optical flow, this drone has all the bells and whistles you hope for. 

    Dark Gray Eachine E58 4K HD Camera Flying Drone – $62.95; originally $225

    View footage in real-time on your phone without ever missing a single detail thanks to this drone's accompanying Wi-Fi app. From its stable high altitude shots to its high-resolution video capture, you can capture everything with ease, all while controlling everything via its handy remote control.

    E99 Pro 4K Dual Camera Precision HD Foldable Drone – $74.95; originally $285

    This drone may be mini-sized, but it packs a powerful punch, including clear video and photo capture on its 5K camera, anti-interference technology, and a long-lasting battery. And using the accompanying app, you can follow flight plans with incredible ease, returning it back home just as easily. 

    E99 Pro 4K Precision HD Foldable Drone – $69.95; originally $263

    Capture high-quality images and videos at high altitudes as it hovers in the air with incredible stability. You can also activate and control flight plans with the tap of a finger on your phone. And thanks to its 3.7V 800mAh intelligent battery, you get 20 minutes of flight time per charge.

    Gold & Black 4K Long-Range HD Dual Camera Drone with Wi-Fi & GPS – $298.95; originally $1,550

    When it comes to capturing clear, steady video, this drone is just the gadget for the job, equipped with dual HD cameras, an altitude hold mode, and a headless mode that lets you manipulate positioning before the drone even gets air. It even has Wi-Fi and GPS that allow you to connect to apps and transfer footage with ease.

    Newest Gray E68 Drone 2 with 4K/1080P Wide-Angle Camera & WiFi – $79.95; originally $320

    Thanks to its 4K/1080p wide-angle camera, this drone can capture some seriously stellar footage, and you never have to stress about keeping things stable due to its great altitude mode. In addition to this, the drone boasts a headless mode that lets you fix its positioning before you send it into the sky, and it'll always find its way back to you automatically once you do. 

    KAI ONE Pro 8K HD Drone with Mechanical 3-Axis Gimbal, Dual Camera, 5G, WiFi & GPS – $299.95; originally $1,000

    If you want a wide range of high-quality video and picture capture, this drone's 8K ultra HD camera definitely delivers. It also boasts four channels that let you move in all different directions, a 3-axis gyroscope and a one-click return feature. And its Wi-Fi connection makes transferring footage in real-time simpler than ever.

    KAI ONE Pro Drone 1080p 4k HD Drone – $59.95; originally $212

    With the drone's updated 1080p 4k HD camera, you can capture crystal clear images for some serious breathtaking shots. Combine that with its G-sensor that detects sudden acceleration and deceleration; and thanks to its easy app control, there's no limit to what you can do with this advanced gadget. It even features intuitive controls with a responsive remote. 

    XUEREN KY601S Drone with 4K HD Camera with 5G, WiFi, & Remote Control – $79.95; originally $300

    This high-tech gadget takes drone activity to new heights, with a 4K camera, incredible altitude stability, four channels for optimal direction control, and so much more. And thanks to its 5G/Wi-Fi function, you can connect footage to various apps and transfer them in real-time. And its included remote control makes manipulating everything easy. 

    Prices subject to change.

  • Yet another subscription service emerges… this time, from Taco Bell

    Attention tacoholics! Capitalism's invisible hand has provided yet another subscription service, but this time it's… for tacos. Whether anyone ever asked for this is unclear. Taco Bell is testing its Taco Lovers Pass at 20 locations across the state of Arizona. The golden ticket of tacos gives its holders access to a secret menu of free tacos, offering a daily fix of highly processed Tex Mex. A taco a day keeps the apple away— wait, is that not how the saying goes? Maybe eating cheesy oversized fast food items every day isn't the best option for your health (or gastrointestinal wellness), but who am I to tell you what to do?

    Taco Bell is not the only first fast-food restaurant looking for creative ways to boost customer loyalty.

    "In recent years and especially during the pandemic, more restaurants have been turning to loyalty programs to recruit or maintain customers: Burger King and McDonald's both introduced rewards programs over the past year; Starbucks's longtime rewards program grew by 2.5 million users over the pandemic; Panera Bread, which launched a loyalty program in February 2020, signed up 500k paid subscribers by the following October.

    Some independent restaurants have also asked customers to join subscription services, guaranteeing some incoming cash during an incredibly uncertain time. For chains, such programs both cater to repeat customers and — most importantly, money-wise — provides brands with a massive amount of customer personal data, which it can then use to further market products and campaigns. Starbucks has used the data it's gathered from users for everything from figuring out where to open new stores to shaping the menu. So way to go, you loyalty program-loving sheeple! Now Taco Bell and the Deep State are going to know how much you love soft potato tacos."

    Jaya Saxena for Eater

  • Google Japan makes potato chips with a "Googley Salty Flavor"

    In Japan, Google is promoting the Pixel 6 with potato chips. Bags come in five color palates to match the phones, but each shares a "Googley Salty Flavor"— which I'm dying to2ws taste. Unfortunately, all 10,000 bags have already been claimed. Bummer. These Google chips are meant to highlight other Google chips. Google's new Tensor SoC, however, doesn't go quite as well with a BLT. 

    A cheeky promotional video shows people using the bag of chips as if it were a phone.

  • Watch a real-life sonic tractor beam in action

    I don't know which cluster of words sounds more awesomely on its own — "sonic tractor beam" or "acoustic levitation." Either way, as you can see in the video above, engineers have made some pretty impressive advances in the manipulation of sound waves in order to manipulate other objects in space! There's still ways to go to make it practical, but it's nice to see people start to realize that potential.

    Related, I recently read every single comic book appearance of Sean Cassidy aka Banshee, the infamously Stage Oirish X-Man with super-powered vocal cords (I swear, there's a reason TBA). In his early appearances, he uses his "sonic scream" to help himself fly, and to occasional blast villains like a sonar gun. But … that's about all he ever does with his ability for about three decades. In X-Men #119 (March 1979), he does use his powers to make a sonic wall that stops a giant manmade wave from destroying Japan. That was kinda cool. But it also injures his vocal cords, destroying any possibility of seeing any cool soundwave-based power manipulations in action in the near future. He does start to expand the use of his powers a bit in the 90s, including using them (with the help of Emma Frost) to manipulate people mentally and emotionally. But I was constantly disappointed by the fact that no one ever thought to have him use his powers for things like telekinesis — which, as we can see above, is totally possible (though he might need some help from his daughter, who is also called Banshee).

    We've mastered acoustic levitation – and it is surprisingly useful [Michael Allen / NewScientist]

  • This mini wood dock for your MagSafe charger offers a sleek way to keep it secure

    For what it's worth, the past year and a half have given you a lot of opportunities to buy some really cool stuff for your desk setup. Maybe it came up in your targeted ads while you spent hours of the day scrolling, or maybe it was an anxiety purchase. Whatever the case may be, you've become a sucker for swag. And when it comes to swag, this MagSafe Solid Wood Mini Dock isn't something you should sleep on, especially if you're constantly losing your charger.

    Need a new desk centerpiece? Or perhaps you're fed up with your MagSafe charger flopping around your desk at the slightest breeze. Whatever your affliction, this wooden dock is a perfect choice. With this dock's anti-slide design, your MagSafe now has a cozy home to rest on, ensuring it won't fall on the floor, attach to other magnetic items it isn't supposed to, or get lost in a shuffle of papers. Simply slide your iPhone laterally to keep your MagSafe charger in place. 

    Need to loosen your charger from the dock? You can do so by picking up your iPhone vertically, which keeps the MagSafe attached to your phone. It's as easy as that. And, with the anti-slide nanosuction base and anti-scratch suede pad, you're guaranteed to not mess up your desk with scuffs or marks should your MagSafe want to make a break for it.

    The best part is the minimalist design it brings to the table (no pun intended). The wood gives it a professional feel, while still being modern enough for countertops, night tables, even dorm rooms (which is probably the best place for one of these, since college kids can't even keep their masks on their face, let alone their things intact.)

    Get the MagSafe Solid Wood Mini Dock for $14.99, down from $19.

  • Don't use work laptops for personal stuff

    If it isn't obvious, there are grave dangers lying in wait if you use your work-assigned laptop for personal use. The Verge's Monica Chin explains.

    The most important thing to remember is that if you're using a work laptop, you should assume IT can see what you're doing. Companies have all kinds of tools available to monitor their employees' devices — keyloggers, biometric tracking, geolocation, software that tracks web browsing and social media behavior. Over half use some sort of monitoring technique, and their usage has become more popular throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

    And, of course, your company can see what you're doing in company-run programs like Slack and G-Suite Enterprise. Your novel you've been writing at night? Your Slack messages complaining to your co-workers about your boss? IT can see all of that. Even if you have separate personal accounts for these services, it's still more likely that you'll mix them up if you're logged into both on the same computer.

    Even beyond things you might think are obvious (such as employer spyware) there are subtle dangers. That novel Chin mentioned? Your contract might assign copyright in any work you do on the computer to your employer, even out of hours, and you can bet your advance they'll suddenly be interested in that novel if you ever sell it.

    A couple of things I'll add:

    • Even using a personal laptop for work is often a bad idea, as apps and services your employer requires you to install will install the workplace spyware, and the legal agreements they require you to sign may mean that the machine is no longer quite yours to do with as you please.

    • Don't use any personal online services from work computers either, not email, not social media, none of it. I would not even access them with a personal device over company WiFi.

  • Learn how to be the owner your dog deserves with this training-and-grooming bundle

    Owning a dog can be one of the most rewarding experiences. However, if you're someone who has owned one, you've undoubtedly figured out just how challenging taking care of your four-legged friend can be – despite the happiness it can share.

    A wealth of information on how to best raise and train your dog is out there, but finding out exactly which method works best for you can be overwhelming. That's where the Ultimate Dog Training Course Bundle can help, and it even comes with a full grooming kit to give your floof a handsome makeover.

    Five courses spanning 116 lessons are included in the bundle along with two nail grooming kits, fur removers, and detangling brushes. Individually, each dog-training course costs $145 while the grooming bundles are $44 apiece, but you can grab 'em all for $125.02.

    The three included grooming tools are made by BOSHEL, and they're suitable for use on small and large dogs. Meanwhile, the courses include Dog Training Course: BARF – Feed Your Dog A Raw Diet, Become a Dog Trainer, How to Stop Dog Attacks, and more. Each course is taught by Sharon Bolt, who currently has a 4-star instructor rating. Bolt is a celebrity trainer who's was featured in the BBC documentary, Britain's Most Embarrassing Pets — she's even authored three books on dog-training techniques.

    The difference between a well-trained dog and one that's not too keen on listening is night and day. When done correctly, training your favorite furry animal will provide countless memories (most of which will be positive, of course!) for many dog years to come.

    This multi-faceted bundle packs a wealth of information into five easy-to-digest courses, and it can even cut your costs to the groomer. Grab the Ultimate Dog Training Course Bundle With Full Grooming Kit for just $125.02, or 85% off.

  • Read these exclusive excerpts from Martin Olson's "The Conquest of Heaven: Encyclopaedia of Hell ll"

    My friends at Feral House books just published my friend Martin Olson's new book, The Conquest of Heaven: Encyclopaedia of Hell ll, which was designed by my friend Sean Tejaratchi. What a stellar line-up of talented people!

    Watch the video above for a flip-through of the book along with my disjointed remarks. And read two exclusive excerpts: excerpt 1 | excerpt 2 (PDF)

    Here's my review of the first Encyclopedia of Hell, which was published in 2016.

  • Minnesota wants drivers to use these "document pouches" to avoid getting executed by cops for reaching into the glove box

    Simon says keep your hands where I can see them.

    "License and registration, please." It's what we expect to hear when law enforcement stops us for a moving violation. But today, many motorists ask themselves when the appropriate time is to reach into their glove box, purse or back pocket for the information. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) recently purchased some Not-Reaching Pouches, which were created by Valerie Castile in partnership with Jacquelyn Carter, to help reduce deadly force encounters between law enforcement and citizens during traffic stops.

    Though devised by Valerie Castile, the mother of a Philando Castile—a man thusly executed by Minnesota cops—it's not getting a very warm reception from people who would prefer it if cops instead stopped executing unarmed motorists in their cars.

    Many of the critics argued that showing license, registration, and proof of insurance was such a standard part of a traffic stop, that  the obligation needed to be on police to figure out how to handle it without shooting anyone, and not rely on a gimmick device. Others expressed concerns about identity theft or other security issues related to keeping documents with such personal information in a visible area of a car's interior, not to mention the impracticality of remembering to take one's driver's license out of your wallet and put it in the pouch and then remember it when you got to your destination, and so on.

    Personal identifying infotmation including driver's license and auto registration in every car window! It's absolutely brainless, the whole idea.

    The most likely outcome of this is cops being preemptively hostile and itchy-fingered when they don't see it. The pouch ain't empty, it's full of qualified immunity!

  • Right-wing rally today in D.C. has everyone on edge (Update: but so far attendees outnumbered by media)

    Angry conservatives are expected to gather to D.C. today for the first right-wing rally there since the Jan. 6 riot, during which the U.S. Capitol was sacked by a mob of Trump supporters trying to stop lawmakers blessing President Joe Biden's election victory. That day claimed several lives and led to more than 600 criminal charges. Today, the Capitol is a maze of crowd control fences and armed guards.

    At least one Proud Boys leader has encouraged followers from across the country to show up, though others online have discouraged attendance and warned it might be a false flag operation designed to trap supporters. Meanwhile, "White Lives Matter" is advertising global demonstrations for September 18 and has been supportive of the January 6 insurrectionists online, but it does not have a DC chapter.

    Manger said Friday that Capitol Police still do not know how many people to expect, but that event organizers secured a permit for 700 attendees in Washington. Around 500 people have indicated they plan to attend, though an internal Capitol Police memo reviewed by CNN notes that past recent events organized by Look Ahead America had significantly lower attendance than expected.

    Sitting members of congress are staying away, but some MAGA candidates are turning up. Seems a win-win for them: if it's peaceful, they'll get the halo of showing up while sitting members chickened out. If it goes to shit, they become the leaders of the hating, voting mob.

    Update: The hour is upon us but from coverage it looks like most of the people there are press.

  • Boogaloo Boy who livestreamed himself "hunting" cops jailed for 50 years for attempted murder and "hate crime"

    Aaron Caleb Swenson, 38, was found guilty Thursday of attempting to murder a cop and violating Texas's Hate Crime statute. He was sentenced to 50 years imprisonment for attempted murder, 20 years for making a terroristic threat with a hate crime enhancement, and 10 years for evading arrest. Swenson was charged after driving around Texarkana in body armor while livestreaming his intention to find and kill a cop. He says he had no intention of actually doing it—part of a what might be called a "just LARPing" defense.

    Swenson had been the subject of a federal warning notice to area law enforcement months before he allegedly armed himself, dressed in a Hawaiian shirt and body armor and began "hunting the hunters," Crisp said last month at a bond hearing.

    Local 911 dispatchers received multiple calls alerting police to the live stream on April 11. Officers searching for Swenson could hear him say he was looking for "red and blue lights" and that he spoke of "finding his prey" as he passed a patrol car on an Interstate 30 access road.

    An officer watching the live feed quickly identified the possible make and model of a late Chevy or GMC pickup by the appearance of an image of the vehicle's dashboard on the Facebook Live stream. As Texarkana, Texas, police closed in, Swenson allegedly led them on a high-speed chase. A spike strip was used on Leary Road to deflate one of Swenson's tires but he allegedly continued driving west on U.S. Highway 82 for several miles before finally coming to a stop and placing his hands on the roof of his truck.

    As much as I don't care for this asshole, who obviously did plenty of real criming that evening, the leap from "threatening cops while livestreaming" to "convicted of attempted murder and hate crimes and may well spend the rest of his life in jail" is real trouble for everyone else.

    Who do we think is going to get prosecuted for this every day, along with the Boogaloo Boy we see prosecuted once a year as a treat?

  • Brian Laundrie, guy who returned without fiancee Gabrielle Petito from #vanlife trip, has gone "missing"

    Gabrielle Petito and her fiance Brian Laudrie went on an oft-Instagrammed #vanlife trip, but only Laundrie returned. His indifferent and unhelpful behavior since has made him a "person of interest" in her disappearance, and now his attorney says his whereabouts are unknown.

    The attorney wrote to reporters, "Be advised, the whereabouts of Brian Laundrie are currently unknown. The FBI is currently at the Laundrie residence removing property to assist in locating Brian. As of now, the FBI is looking for both Gabby and Brian."

    Bertolino said Laundrie's parents last saw him Tuesday morning.

    Police in North Port, Florida, later tweeted that their conversation at the Laundrie home was complete

    A point of caution in all this. We keep demanding that this guy "talk to the cops" and "prove his innocence", but that impulse of ours is a toxic way of dealing with the likelihood that he killed or abandoned his girlfriend and knows full well that it is not in his interest to talk to cops. Wanting him to prove his innocence is really about us wanting to feel better about the things we suspect about the things we don't know.

    It's much healthier for us to just accept that he's got no reason to talk to the cops and remove that particular idée fixe from our perception of the case. He will not help find her. He will get what's coming to him.

  • These Movo products on sale will have anyone ready for their closeup in the next viral TikTok video

    Before COVID, we used minimal social media to post about cats and our kids. Now, social is a hotspot for viral dances, serious political discussions, and goofy Karen videos the world licks their chops in anticipation for. If you're going to record yourself or someone else being a complete goon, you better have the right tools. These Movo products are all on sale for a limited time to help you become the next viral star and earn some quick cash doing what you love: making people laugh unintentionally. 

    Movo EDGE-DI Wireless Lavalier Microphone System Compatible with iPhone & iPad (Lightning) – $139.99; originally $149

    There are plenty of reasons you may need a professional style mic outside of a sound studio, including recording those oh-so-pitch-perfect karaoke sing-alongs on a Friday night. This one is completely battery-free and works via the charging port of your iPhone for easy use.

    Movo EDGE-UC Wireless Lavalier Microphone System for Android & Samsung Galaxy (USB Type-C) – $139.99; originally $149

    Not on team iPhone? No sweat. With all of the same bells and whistles as the above mic, this one is specifically for Android users, because no one should go a day without one of these bad boys. 

    Movo iLav Digital Lavalier Omnidirectional Clip-On Microphone with Lightning Adapter – $34.99; originally $39

    We've all seen them on social: little tiny microphones to record some serious ASMR from you, your friends, or even some little dog snores when Fido is unsuspecting. This mic hooks into your iPhone and is ready for your interview whenever you are.

    Movo iVlog1 Smartphone Video Kit – $129.99; originally $139

    Making a masterpiece? You're going to need a few things to get you started. And, while we can't offer you a Spielberg-like crew, this kit includes a microphone, tabletop tripod, phone holder, LED light, Bluetooth remote, wide-angle lens with clip mount, handle grip, strap, foam and furry widescreen, and 3.5mm mic output cable for you to make some killer TikTok vids.

    Movo iVlog3 Smartphone Video Kit – $139.99; originally $149

    If you've got a laptop for a cellphone, you might need a little extra coverage. With all the same capabilities as the kit above, this one provides a little extra cushion to phones bigger than average. 

    Movo USB Conference Computer Microphone – $58.99; originally $64

    Podcasters and webmasters, you can all breathe easy and with a sigh of relief, we've got the best tool in your artillery. This mic has 180° sound coverage perfect for large rooms to get rid of crazy back feed and is perfect to use by yourself or with large groups.

    Movo Dual Clip-on Lavalier Interview Microphones – $36.99 with code MOVO3; originally $39.99

    Want to create magic with someone special? These lapel mics are perfect for two-person interviews or duets of your favorite jam.

    Movo PR-2-PM Smartphone Video Kit – $52.99; originally $57

    Let's talk about the perfect selfie for a second. Is it impossible? Maybe. But can you get close to taking an amazing selfie video of you and your friends doing the latest Gen Z dance? With this set of an adjustable phone clamp, padded grip handle, bubble level, furry widescreen mic, and more, you sure can. 

    Movo Smartphone Podcast Recording Bundle – $259.99; originally $269

    Whether you're talking politics, sports, gossip, or education, a professional podcaster knows they're only as good as their equipment. This bundle includes professional-level audio mics (yep, that's plural) plus a boatload of accessories to keep your casts on track and fuzz-free.

    Movo Smartphone Video Kit V7 – $149.99; originally $159

    In 2021, if you went on vacation and didn't record it in high definition to upload to social, did you really relax? Use this kit and its included 30 ultra-bright LED lights to make the folks back at the office jealous they passed on their PTO.

    Movo SPR-20 Foldable Smartphone Video Rig Cage – $19.99; originally $24

    Sometimes hands aren't the steadiest, and that's okay. In all reality, it's nerve-wracking trying to win an Oscar. Let this rig and its three different capabilities, including a two-handed rig, a one-handled stabilizer, or a freestanding recording platform, help you win that award.

    Movo UM300 Multipattern USB Desktop Microphone – $59.99; originally $64

    Need something a little more compact for that desk that's building stairways of paperwork and spreadsheets? Try this little guy that only stands about 8 inches high, but gives off 8kHz/16-bit broadcast quality sound resolution a for no-latency listen.

    Movo UM700 USB Desktop Studio Microphone with Adjustable Polar Patterns – $79.99; originally $84

    This mic means business for anyone who knows how to make a few bucks with the gift of gab. With four polar patterns including stereo, cardioid, bidirectional, and omnidirectional, it fits the need of anyone who chats for a living. 

    Movo UM700 USB Desktop Studio Microphone & LED Ring Light Bundle – $89.99; originally $94

    Serving a sweet makeup tutorial for all of your adoring fans? You're going to need a sweet setup. This kit comes with a ring light that boasts three different colors and 10 brightness levels, as well as a stereo level mic, so you can share the next best product with the world seamlessly. 

    Movo Lavalier Universal Computer Microphone with USB Adapter – $14.99; originally $15

    If you've got at least a billion different products you need to plug a mic into and can't be worried about compatibility, Movo has you covered. This mic has a universal jack and doesn't need any fancy software. Just plug it in and give it a whirl whenever you need it, wherever you need it.

    Movo VSM-7 Large Diaphragm Multi-Pattern Studio XLR Condenser Microphone – $134.99; originally $144

    Are you podcast party of one? Then you probably only need a single sick mic to get the job done. This one has 360-degree audio that captures rich, vibrant sound, so even that serial killer story sounds like smooth jazz.

    Movo VXR10+ Smartphone Video Rig with Mini Tripod, Phone Grip, & Mic – $89.99; originally $94

    Ever watch a movie or TV show and see the fuzzy boom make a surprise appearance? Not on your watch! This kit has a boom that attaches to your phone, so there's no funny business happening. The kit works to minimize peripheral noises, so you only get the perfect sound.

    Movo VXR10-PRO Supercardioid Shotgun Microphone – $49.99; originally $54

    Small but mighty, this mic truly packs a punch. Not only is it only 2.1 ounces, but it also records high-quality audio with a variety of onboard controls. It also detects shock wave movement and eliminates the vibration.

    Movo WMX-1-DUO 2.4GHz Dual Wireless Lavalier Microphone System – $179.99; originally $189

    While we've been talking a lot about wired mics here, but we haven't really discussed anything wireless. That's about to change with these two lav mics, which have an upgraded RF chipset that allows interference-free wireless transmission up to 200 feet.

    Movo XL Underwater Diving Rig Bundle – $84.99; originally $94

    Need an underwater escape? This rig bundle includes 700-lumen lights that work up to 130 feet underwater, in case you need to get the nautical good stuff (in our opinion, what the fish do in there is none of our business, but you do you.)

    Prices subject to change.

  • This charming 101-year-old lobsterwoman has no plans to stop

    101-year-old Virginia Oliver has faithfully trapped lobsters since the Great Depression. She still maintains her traps off the coast of Maine on a boat called the "Virginia", now working with her 78-year-old son Max. In a sweet interview with the Associated Press, she shares stories from her nine decades of lobstering. Though she reckons she's probably "have a clean house" if she quit, she has no plans to stop lobstering any time soon.

    "I've done it all my life, so I might as well keep doing it," Oliver said.

    Wayne Gray, a family friend who lives nearby, said Oliver had a brief scare a couple of years ago when a crab snipped her finger and she had to get seven stitches. She never even considered hanging up her lobster traps, though.

    "The doctor admonished her, said 'Why are you out there lobstering?'" Gray said. "She said, 'Because I want to'."

    After all these years, Oliver still gets excited about a lobster dinner of her own and typically fixes one for herself about once a week. And she has no plans to quit lobstering any time soon.

    "I like doing it, I like being along the water," she said. "And so I'm going to keep on doing it just as long as I can. "

    Associated Press
  • Trump says Jan 6 rioters are being "persecuted so unfairly," voices support for Saturday's far-right Capitol rally

    Rioters at the January 6 insurrection committed over 1,000 assaults on police officers. As many members of the deadly mob now face justice, Trump says they are being "persecuted so unfairly."

    A "Justice for J6 rally" planned for Saturday, September 18th aims to protest the charges faced by over 600 known federal defendants. Organized by Matt Braynard, an employee of the 2016 Trump campaign, the event has attracted the attention of the former president.

    The New York Times:

    Mr. Trump put out a statement from his office on Thursday, with no mention of the rally, but saying, "Our hearts and minds are with the people being persecuted so unfairly relating to the January 6th protest concerning the Rigged Presidential Election." He added: "JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL!"

    The latest report, titled "Prospects for Violence at 'Justice for J6' Rally in Washington, D.C.," warns of possible violence both by participants in the rally and by counterprotesters.

    The New York Times

    The Department of Homeland Security is taking extensive precautions— like bringing back the Capitol fence— even though it expects only 700 people to show up. The turnout may be even smaller, though. NBC News reports that far-right online forums are discouraging protesters from attending the event, warning that it may be a trap from federal law enforcement.

    "A Telegram channel for the pro-Trump extremist gang The Proud Boys announced last week, "We (Proud Boys) ARE NOT going to this," suggesting it was a trap.

    Prominent QAnon influencer L. Lin Wood echoed similar sentiments Monday.

    "​​I think a large rally in D.C. this weekend is a BAD idea," he wrote."

    NBC News