Become Your Work's Excel Master with These 3 Courses

We've all used Excel at some point in our careers, but chances are most of us have only scratched the surface of what this ubiquitous program can do. From automating simple tasks to presenting data through beautiful charts and PivotTables, Excel brings a ton of utility to the table that can make a huge impact in virtually any workspace. The Essential Microsoft Excel Lifetime Bundle can show you the ropes, and it's on sale for $9.99 in the Boing Boing store.

Comprised of three critical courses, this collection takes you from the Excel basics to more advanced concepts, like data analysis and visualizing information with PivotTables. You'll start by learning how to work more efficiently with keyboard shortcuts and quick editing tools. Then you'll explore Excel's analytics potential as you sort, analyze, and present data more efficiently with PivotTables.

The Essential Microsoft Excel Lifetime Bundle retails for $541, but it's on sale in the Boing Boing store for $9.99 today. Read the rest

These noise-cancelling headphones are perfect for travel

Traveling isn't always the most comfortable experience, but at least you have your music to keep you company on those long flights. That is, until your chatty neighbor and that crying baby three seats over drown out your playlist. These Paww WaveSound 3 Noise-Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones block up to 20 decibels of audio, so you can listen to your favorite songs free from outside distractions. They're on sale today for 50% off.

These headphones combine two 40mm Neodymium drivers to create a balanced, punchy sound while they dampen exterior audio. They're specifically designed for greater comfort over your ears, so you can listen for hours on end; and they easily fold into the included case for increased durability and simple transport. Plus, with the built-in microphone, you can make calls without having to fumble with your phone.

The Paww WaveSound 3 Noise-Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones normally retail for $149.99, but they're on sale in the Boing Boing store for $74.99.

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How SERPstash can get your site to Google's first page

SEO can be a fickle creature, but it can work in your favor—you just need the right tools. When it comes to getting your site on that coveted first page of Google, SERPstash Premium simplifies the process with 21 user-friendly tools designed to break down your page's performance and show you where you can improve. Lifetime subscriptions are available for $29 in the Boing Boing Store.

SERPstash breaks the SEO hustle down into three simple steps: Identify competitors and keywords, research backlinks, and run a complete audit on your page to identify areas for improvement. Using its suite of intuitive tools, you can analyze and filter ranking keywords related to your industry, discover who's ranking for the same keywords you're targeting, and even find out if Google considers your page "mobile-friendly." With this information and more available, you can figure out which areas of your site to improve and fast-track your way to a higher SERP ranking.

Lifetime subscriptions to SERPstash Premium are on sale in the Boing Boing Store for $29, more than 90% off their usual price. Read the rest

These e-commerce pros will help you earn more from your Shopify store

Running a Shopify store is a great way to net some extra cash on the side or—if you really know what you're doing—replace your 9-to-5 altogether. However, success doesn't come naturally, and newcomers tend to receive mixed results when starting on their own. This E-Commerce Bootcamp can help start your Shopify venture off on the right foot, and it's available in the Boing Boing Store for $29.

Led by a duo of Shopify gurus, this course will show you how to build your store with a no-fluff setup checklist. You'll learn from their experiences developing six-figure and seven-figure online stores as you walk through a sales funnel and explore targeting the right markets to grow your audience. Make your way through the collection, and you'll have the skills required to launch your Shopify store and generate leads right away.

The E-Commerce Bootcamp is available in the Boing Boing Store for $29, 75% off its usual retail price. Read the rest

The Twisty Glass Blunt is a smarter way to smoke

You might be used to rolling your own smokes, but let's face it: it's not the cleanest or most eco-friendly way to enjoy your habit. Instead of fussing with papers, the Twisty Glass Blunt makes having a smoke as easy as packing your herb, twisting, and lighting up. You can get your own in the Boing Boing Store for $44.99 today.

Using this innovative blunt, you simply pack up to 2 grams of tobacco into the tube, twist the screw, and light the end. You'll get a 30% cooler hit thanks to the blunt's cool pull technology, which cools down the smoke as it travels through the corkscrew-like path, and cleaning is as simple as twisting the screw out and dumping the ashes.

Enjoy a cleaner, eco-friendlier smoking experience with The Twisty Glass Blunt. It's available in the Boing Boing Store today for $44.99. Please note: it's intended for tobacco use only, and customers must be 21+ to order. Read the rest

How Animatron lets you create fun animations with zero experience

Every brand has a story, and animation is one of the best ways to tell it. That's why companies aren't afraid to pay a premium for professional animators to bring their brands to life and connect with their audiences. However, for those of us lacking the funds for a full animation team or the know-how to do it ourselves, Animatron Studio Pro has emerged as a beginner-friendly alternative, and it's on sale for $49.99 in the Boing Boing Store.

Animatron Studio gives you the tools you need to create animations and graphics that will engage your audience, regardless of your technical know-how, and you can do it straight in your browser. With Animatron, you can make explainer videos, design HTML5 banners and animations, and build stunning presentations while choosing from thousands of free, pre-animated characters, backgrounds and props. You can customize everything you want—from basic shapes to fully-animated characters and export to HTML5, SVG, GIF, and video when your project is done.

Lifetime subscriptions to Animatron Studio Pro are on sale for $49.99, more than 90% off the usual price. Read the rest

Make your own designs with this Adobe CC-alternative

Adobe Creative Cloud is undeniably king when it comes to making amazing digital content, but it's famously complicated, and most beginners struggle to get past its most basic functions. For those of us looking to create beautiful designs without spending an entire weekend deep inside Adobe CC tutorials, PixTeller Pro is a solid alternative, and it's on sale in the Boing Boing Store for more than 90% off its usual price.

With PixTeller Pro, you can create and customize images for use on websites, social media, and print using 74,000 pre-made designs, 1.5 million photos, and 100,000 shapes. You'll have access to a trove of fonts, gradients, and tools to make your own designs, and can easily make your images look great at any dimension with the clipping-crop function.

Lifetime subscriptions to PixTeller Pro normally retail for $405, but you can sign up for $34.99 today in the Boing Boing Store, saving more than 90% off the usual price. Read the rest

Unify all of your email inboxes with Mailbird Pro

Emails tend to fall through the cracks, especially when you're managing multiple accounts. Sometimes it's just spam, and other times it's a job offer or important reply that disappears down the inbox wormhole. For those of us looking to minimize vanishing emails, Mailbird Pro lets you manage all of your emails and contacts from multiple accounts easily in one unified inbox. Lifetime plans are available in the Boing Boing Store for $14.99.

With Mailbird Pro, you don't have to hop back and forth between different email accounts, apps, or windows online. MailBird bakes them all into one streamlined application and lets you work through you emails even faster with intuitive shortcuts for archiving and forwarding, and it even boasts an integrated speed reader. What's more, MailBird can also integrate with built-in apps like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Dropbox for added versatility.

Lifetime plans for MailBird Pro are available in the Boing Boing Store for $14.99. Read the rest

You can control this smart AC straight from your phone

Staying cool isn't easy, especially when you have to get up every 10 minutes to adjust the temperature on the AC. Thankfully, it's 2018, and while technology hasn't quite fixed global warming, it has given us the evaSMART Smart Personal Air Conditioner, which gives you full control of your climate from your smartphone or compatible Smart Home system. You can get it in the Boing Boing Store for $192.

A solid alternative to more expensive smart climate control systems, the evaSMART lets you adjust the humidity level, fan speed, as well as its color to your liking. Simply download the Evapolar mobile app, and you're set to make your living space more habitable straight from your phone.

The evaSMART Smart Personal Air Conditioner is available in the Boing Boing Store for $192. Read the rest

Pursue bigger paydays as a DevOps professional

Tech moves faster than virtually any other industry, which means the skills to stay competitive are frequently changing. Case in point, more companies are shifting their production to the new DevOps model, which merges development and operational teams into one, dramatically improving efficiency and product quality. As such, demand is high for DevOps-savvy professionals, and you can train to join their highly-paid ranks with the Pay What You Want DevOps Bundle.

Here's how the deal works: pay what you want, and you'll instantly unlock one of the collection's courses. Beat the average price paid, and you'll get the remaining six courses at no extra charge.

With courses on Linux shell scripting, Docker, Jenkins, and other industry tools, this training will expose you to the tools DevOps professionals use daily. You'll get a deeper understanding of what exactly DevOps is and why its trending, and you'll foster concrete skills as you learn how to create a basic web app on the cloud, build components on a development stack, and more.

Choose your price, and you can start your DevOps education with the Pay What You Want DevOps Bundle. Read the rest

These earplugs present a cooler way to protect your hearing

Earplugs aren't the most stylish accessories to bring to a show, but if you're at all invested in your long-term hearing, you should be packing a pair whenever you go. For those of us who still feel a bit self-conscious sporting those bright foam plugs in the pit, the EarDial Earplugs offer a subtler, smarter way to safeguard your hearing, and they're available in the Boing Boing store for $19.99.

Made with a unique low-profile design, EarDial Earplugs don't just dampen noise; they filter it. These invisible earplugs allow you to hear the music and even chat with your friends while keeping harmful decibel levels from damaging your ears. They're made to wear comfortably for hours on end, and even come with a companion app that displays the noise levels around you—letting you know when it's appropriate to pop them in. What's more, they stow inside a sleek aluminum case that can readily clip to your keychain for quick access.

Preserve your hearing—and your style with a pair of EarDial Earplugs, on sale for $19.99. Read the rest

These Amazon's Choice headphones have an incredible 35-hour battery life

Shopping for new headphones usually turns into a compromise between power, portability, and price, but in the case of TREBLAB's Z2 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones, you can come out ahead with all three.

Named an Amazon's Choice Product, the Z2's earned their name because they boast two times the sound, battery life, and convenience of competing headphones. Featuring top-grade, high-performance neodymium-backed 40mm speakers and T-Quiet™ active noise canceling technology, these headphones drown out unwanted sound, all the while maintaining comfort thanks to their ergonomic fit and secure design.

What's more, these headphones boast a colossal 35-hour battery life, allowing you to listen to your music for several days at a time without missing a beat.

TREBLAB's Z2 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones normally retail for $259.99, but you can get your own pair on sale today for $78.99 in the Boing Boing Store. Read the rest

These Bluetooth earbuds bring true wireless audio without the bulk

Less is more, especially when it comes to earbuds. While most manufacturers tend to pack their earbuds with excessive features that drive up their prices, Cresuer's Touchwave Bluetooth Earbuds focus on simply producing crisp, wireless audio without weighing you down. They're available in the Boing Boing Store for $44.99 today.

Engineered with Bluetooth 4.1 and CVC Noise Cancellation, the Touchwave Earbuds let you enjoy your favorite playlists while filtering outside distractions. Their uncluttered, lightweight, and minimalistic design makes them easy to transport, and you can count on them to stay in place thanks to their secure-fitting ear tips. What's more, the Touchwaves boast a solid three-hour battery life that can be recharged up to four times with the included charging case.

Upgrade your Bluetooth listening to a more convenient listening solution with Cresuer's Touchwave Bluetooth Earbuds, available in the Boing Boing Store for $44.99—55% off the usual price.

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Learn the basics of film production with this bundle

The film industry is notoriously competitive, so you're going to need every edge you can get if you're hoping to see success in Hollywood. Thankfully, you won't have to go at it alone. You can align yourself with four industry professionals and get a comprehensive look at directing, casting, cinematography, and more with the Film Director Essentials Bundle, on sale for $19 in the Boing Boing Store.

Following along a veteran cinematographer, actor-turned-casting-director, and other industry professionals, you'll come to grips with several elements of film production as you make your way through four comprehensive courses. You'll follow along a real production situation, learn how to host auditions, and familiarize yourself with industry lingo, tools, and techniques as you progress through the training.

Make yourself stand out from the rest of the competition with insight from bona fide Hollywood experts. You can pick up the Film Director Essentials Bundle in the Boing Boing Store for $19 today. Read the rest

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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