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Map reveals which states spend the most money on July 4th fireworks

Map reveals which states spend the most money on July 4th fireworks

Zippia, a career website, has a fun bit of research for the Independence Day holiday: which states spend the most money on fireworks, at least based on population and firework imports. The list is a bit surprising -- Texas, for example, doesn't make the Top Ten list despite its popular association with independence and firepower.

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NOAA has some seriously cheesy Valentine’s Day cards for you

NOAA has some seriously cheesy Valentine’s Day cards for you

Are you tired of the ordinary, boring, and otherwise saccharine-sweet Valentine's Day cards you can pick up at the store? If so, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has some cheesy satellite-themed Valentine's Day cards for you to tweet, email, or hand-deliver to your favorite people.

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Pokemon GO New Years event revealed with new Shiny Pokemon

Pokemon GO New Years event revealed with new Shiny Pokemon

This morning Niantic revealed the official 2020 to 2021 Pokemon GO New Year's event. This event rolls with new avatar items, bonuses, and a wide variety of costumed Pokemon, both old and new. This event also includes events with themes according to different regions around the Pokemon world, starting with the Unova region!

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Microsoft Holiday 2020 ad spot delivers free Minecraft, Flight Simulator goodies

Microsoft Holiday 2020 ad spot delivers free Minecraft, Flight Simulator goodies

This week Microsoft released an ad spot video with a daydreaming dog. The dog dreams, and the dreams are a delight. The dog's name is Rufus - his owners are all about the Microsoft products, and the dog (like any good dog) dreams of living the life his human lives. That means living inside Minecraft, flying an airplane, and talking on Microsoft Teams.

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Google top 100 trending gifts may ensure sold out products aplenty

Google top 100 trending gifts may ensure sold out products aplenty

Google just released their first ever "top 100 trending gifts" guide, also known as the Google Shopping Gift Guide 2020. This website puts in focus the products that've been most-purchased for the holiday season, effectively pushing the biggest to sell bigger, and the lesser-known an even lesser chance of finding their target audience. Google's top 100 includes categories like The Chef, The Athlete, The Techie, The Decorator, The Wellness Guru, The Gamer, and The Kids.

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This Christmas, harvest files from your old phone

This Christmas, harvest files from your old phone

If you're like me, you have more than a couple old phones in a drawer that you just can't throw away. If you're like me, you tend to forget that those devices are packed with files that could be valuable to you if only they were organized and made available to you here today. If you're looking for something constructive to do this upcoming holiday, consider this: Bust out the USB cords and go digital treasure hunting.

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This holiday, check your old phone for a fat battery

This holiday, check your old phone for a fat battery

I found something in a junk drawer this week that was at first exciting, then alarming. In the drawer was an old smartphone that I'd not powered on for several years, at least. Cool, I'll just start it up and time travel back to the point at which I last turned it off, right? But wait a moment here... this phone is significantly thicker than it was when I last saw it. This is not good.

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Amazon Music teams with Lil Nas X for special holiday concert series

Amazon Music teams with Lil Nas X for special holiday concert series

Amazon Music has teamed up with Lil Nas X to host an upcoming holiday concert series that will include live performances by a variety of artists, including the Foo Fighters and Miley Cirus. The company has teased the upcoming series with a new promo video showing off Lil Nas X as Santa, but you'll have to wait for December to experience the new series.

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2020 Gift Guide for Nerds who have everything

2020 Gift Guide for Nerds who have everything

Despite the unique state of the world here at the tail end of 2020, the holiday gift-giving season still approaches. Despite the global pandemic through which we're still living, we've still got a hankering to buy gifts for friends and family. We might not hand-deliver said gifts this year, but the need to wrap remains! The guide you're looking at today is made for the nerdy individual in your life - you know the sort.

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Zoom will remove a restriction so you can have a virtual Thanksgiving

Zoom will remove a restriction so you can have a virtual Thanksgiving

Popular video conferencing software Zoom has announced that it will remove a key restriction for this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, helping families and friends connect with each other remotely. The change will arrive at midnight on Thanksgiving, November 26, and last until the early morning hours on Friday, November 27.

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Google’s 2020 Halloween treats: AR ghosts, spooky ringtones, magic cats

Google’s 2020 Halloween treats: AR ghosts, spooky ringtones, magic cats

Google is one of the companies offering some fun digital treats for Halloween this year, ones that you can enjoy using your phone and, for Nest owners, your smart doorbell. The content includes new AR experiences involving ghosts and skeletons, as well as special spooky doorbell ringtones for Halloween, and even new Google Assistant fun.

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Shiny Pokemon GO Halloween weekend and how to win

Shiny Pokemon GO Halloween weekend and how to win

If you're out there this weekend playing Pokemon GO on Halloween, you're going to have a spooky time. Starting on October 31, 2020 at 11AM local time, you'll start to see none other than the most evil fire-wielding Pokemon on earth: Shiny Alolan Marowak! Of course you'll need to defeat said Marowak in battle as a Raid boss - but that's easy, right?

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