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Instacart strike on Monday: Grocery delivery workers demand fair treatment

Instacart strike on Monday: Grocery delivery workers demand fair treatment

Grocery delivery via gig worker group Instacart might be in trouble. A release today detailed communications between Instacart Shoppers and Gig Workers Collective in which the two groups have planned an Emergency Walk Off. The way they put it, Instacart, the brand, has not been very kind to its workers in this time of significantly increased potential danger.

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So you’re stuck working from home… How to handle quarantine

So you’re stuck working from home… How to handle quarantine

Offices are closing, schools are canceling classes, and a whole lot of people used to the 9-5 are finding themselves working from home as the world gets to grips with coronavirus. COVID-19 has emptied businesses and sent employees home, and for many it'll be their first taste of working remotely. Don't worry, though - I've got you covered.

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Clever design is EV’s trick to winning over electric skeptics

Clever design is EV’s trick to winning over electric skeptics

Range, torque, and zero-emissions may be the usual reasons to get excited about electric vehicles, but new packaging options may end up the sleeper factor in getting drivers out of traditional cars and trucks. For years now, "cargo flexibility" has been pretty much about how big your trunk or bed is, and whether the rear seats fold flat. Now, EVs are showing us there's so much more.

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Can swearing make you healthier? Here’s the reality

Can swearing make you healthier? Here’s the reality

New research says that dropping f-bombs and other curse words can help you get a better workout. That's according to a set of researchers from Keele University in England. They've conducted several years of research on this and related (swear-intensive) topics, leading them to several conclusions. One of these conclusions was that humans "produced more power" when swearing whilst exercising than without said swearwords. Related tests showed that participants were better able to handle pain if they vocalized curse words.

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Rocketbook Beacons Review: a unique take on collaboration and planning

Rocketbook Beacons Review: a unique take on collaboration and planning

As a tech-oriented publication, it's only natural that the majority of the products, news, and trends we cover revolve around the latest gadgets and apps that proliferate in the modern world. Some people, however, have found not only some utility but even enjoyment in analog tools and workflows, especially the act of writing on paper or on boards. Rocketbook tries to appeal to this class of people with an important offer. Keep writing down your notes, ideas, diagrams, and mind maps but with the added conveniences of the cloud. The new Rocketbook Beacons are taking that promise and making it available on a larger scale, literally.

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Funko Pop! Convention style Mandalorian sold out

Funko Pop! Convention style Mandalorian sold out

After the first announcement of the Mandalorian line of Funko Pop! figures on October 1, one action pose is already sold out. Normally we'd not be covering something so extremely specific as this, but there's a trend happening here - The Mandalorian is hot!* The single Funko Pop! that's sold out in less than a week is ITEM NO: 43111 Pop! Star Wars: The Mandalorian number 330 - in a fancy action pose with blaster pistol!

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Official 3D-scanned Mandalorian replica helmets will cost $650

Official 3D-scanned Mandalorian replica helmets will cost $650

Today the folks at Anovos announced that they've begun production on a officially licensed life-sized replica helmet from "Star Wars The Mandalorian". This is the same helmet that the main character wears in the first live-action Star Wars show, the show that'll debut on the first Disney streaming service, Disney+ (Disney Plus, if you like). Before the show is even shown, the folks at Anovos are making a $650 helmet for the super fans.

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Pasaana Speeder LEGO Review

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Pasaana Speeder LEGO Review

The LEGO set we're looking at today is from the first collection of Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker. This set goes by the name of "Pasaana Speeder Chase" with set number 75250. This set features a radical bit of action from the 9th film in the Skywalker Saga, and includes minifigures of Rey, a First Order Jet Trooper, a First Order Treadspeeder Driver (or you could just call them both stormtroopers if you did so wish), and a BB-8!

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Star Wars Le Creuset cast-iron cookware costs up to $900

Star Wars Le Creuset cast-iron cookware costs up to $900

The folks at Le Creuset are one of a wide variety of companies onboard today for Triple Force Friday - a deluge of Star Wars products revealed on October 4, 2019. Le Creuset revealed several high-quality officially licensed Star Wars cookware products the likes of which we'd expect were April Fools Jokes if we didn't know better. One is a Porg, the other has Han Solo frozen in Carbonite, another has Darth Vader on top - they've got a Millennium Falcon and a Death Star, too!

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Magic: The Gathering My Little Ponies cards and charity event detailed

Magic: The Gathering My Little Ponies cards and charity event detailed

Today we're looking at the first collection of "Ponies: The Galloping" - for charity. This collection of cards and sleeves and generally cute nonsensical fun is appearing both in the USA and Canada. There'll be digital Ponies: The Galloping sleeves in Magic: The Gathering Arena, there'll be special edition playmats from Ultra PRO, and there'll be a 3-card set.

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PopSockets just made a knob for your beverage can

PopSockets just made a knob for your beverage can

Easily one of the most Millennial companies in the world, PopSockets, just revealed a new sort of knob accessory for devices outside the mobile smart device market. The first PopSocket was a knob with a top that stuck to the back of a smartphone in order to keep headphone cords wrapped. Now the company is worth a couple hundred million dollars, and they want to make a "first foray into the food and beverage space!" Their words, not mine.

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KFC serving non-meat Chicken with Beyond Meat

KFC serving non-meat Chicken with Beyond Meat

Starting on the 27th of August, 2019, KFC planned to start serving non-meat chicken. They'd revealed a partnership with the company Beyond Meat, making them the first national USA-based quick service restaurant (QSR) to serve plant-based chicken. KFC's first release on this release branded this "Beyond Fried Chicken" and called it "A Kentucky Fried Miracle."

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