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Wednesday's Best Deals: Instant Pot, Eneloops, PlayStation Store Credit, and More

Power up this Wednesday with discounts on Eneloop rechargeable batteries, the insanely popular Instant Pot, a waterproof Alexa speaker, and …

Shopping

Green-haired turtle that breathes through its genitals added to endangered list

It sports a green mohican, fleshy finger-like growths under its chin and can breathe through its genitals.<p>The Mary river turtle is one of the most striking creatures on the planet, and it is also one of the most endangered.<p>The 40cm long turtle, which is only found on the Mary river in Queensland, …

Zoology

Social media is giving us trypophobia

Something is rotten in the state of technology.<p>But amid all the hand-wringing over fake news, the cries of election deforming Kremlin disinformation plots, the calls from political podia for tech giants to locate a social conscience, a knottier realization is taking shape.<p>Fake news and …

Internet

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

Time Management

American Chopper argument revs Twitter with resurgent meme

This motorcycle meme based on a father/son reality TV fight is suddenly everywhere. Could it be a PR stunt for the revival of the Discovery Channel show?<p>Never saw the reality TV show American Chopper? If you've spent any time on Twitter in the last week or so, you've probably seen enough of the …

Reality TV

11 Games You Didn't Know About (But Should)

We cover a <i>lot</i> of games here on IGN, but amid all the noise it can be difficult for some of the most quietly creative games to be heard.<p>Here are 11 …

Ice Age

Science says the difference between a friend and a best friend comes down to two things

Teaching someone how to make friends is like teaching someone how to ride a bike — <i>you say this, you put your foot here, do you get it now?</i><p>That is to say, it's all kind of intuitive: When it's working, you'll know.<p>But a new scientific paper, which was published in the Journal of Social and Personal …

Relationships

How to sync your local iTunes library when you’re subscribed to Apple Music

Apple Music is one of the best music streaming options when you have a local library of unreleased songs, live concerts, or remixes. But this method will also allow you to sync hi-fiedlity music such as ALAC to your iPhone.<p>While not completely obvious, it is possible to sync your local library …

Apple Music

31 things Canadians say that Americans don't understand

Canada

PlayStation VR deals, Microsoft’s spring sale and more gaming discounts

This markdown cements the PSVR as one of the most accessible VR headsets on the market<p>The solstice has come and passed, and Microsoft is helping everyone ring in the spring season by offering discounts on hundreds of games, consoles and accessories. It’s not just a closeout on clearance products, …

Virtual Reality

Breaking Down 9 Rappers on Their Favorite Video Games

When rappers mention video games in interviews, oftentimes the titles of the pieces reference the word “nerd” as if to say that gaming has no place …

Die Hard

One type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have — and new research suggests intense workouts aren't the only option

To walk, or to run? That is often the question.<p>In other words, if you're looking to improve your health, is it better to commit to an occasional all-out sweat fest, or incorporate more walking and moving into your day?<p>A new study suggests there's an answer to this years-old conundrum: It doesn't …

Marathons

Weekend Deals: Bethesda And Codemasters PC Games Up To 80% Off

With the weekend comes a smattering of free-to-play and discounted games, and this weekend the Humble Bundle Store gets special mention for serving up both, including some awesome titles from Bethesda and Codemasters at up to 80% off. Patience pays!<p>So if you want to knock out an older game or two …

The Evil Within 2

Xbox One Game Sale (Last Chance): Cheap Deals From Now Until Mar. 27

It's a new week, and that means more deals on Xbox Live. Microsoft's Major Nelson has now announced all of this week's Xbox Live Deals With Gold offers for Xbox One and Xbox 360--and they include some nice offers depending on what you're looking for. [<b>Update:</b> It's now Monday, making this your last …

Xbox

Make any headphones wireless with this $20 Bluetooth receiver

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Tech Trends

Exclusive: ‘I’ve never seen anything like it.’ Video of mating deep-sea anglerfish stuns biologists

Anglerfish, with their menacing gape and dangling lure, are among the most curious inhabitants of the deep ocean. Scientists have hardly ever seen …

Zoology

Music Discovery for Internet Nerds

<b>7 hacks to find hidden gems</b><p>Let me tell you how I feel about music. <b>I LOVE IT.</b> I like to say “my heartbeat has a bassline” because literally it’s what moves me. Music is my motivator, my consoler, my memory maker, and my biggest passion outside of my family, words and work. Did I mention how much I …

Valve lets us loose in its new offices, unlocks the doors to a rare merch room | Ars Technica

Gallery: Valve recently moved to new offices, so we took every photo we were allowed.<p>BELLEVUE, Washington—We've visited Valve Software's Seattle-area …

This Pocket-Sized Sensor Can Identify The Exact Color of Anything

Take the guesswork out of color-matching.<p>If you're upgrading your home and need to paint your walls to match a certain color, the human eyes has its limitations. That's where the Nix Mini Color Sensor comes in.<p>This pocket-sized spheroid capable of identifying colors instantaneously. Just place it …

The Ready Player One tie-in games’ final boss is copyright law

Making a tie-in video game for <i>Ready Player One</i> fans seems like a maddening task.<p>After all, what does it mean to be a fan of <i>Ready Player One</i>, a piece of pop culture designed as a wrapper for other, often better pop culture? Does it mean being invested in the journey of digital treasure-hunter Wade …

Virtual Reality

Scientists found a new type of water in diamonds, holy crap

Scientists have found a new type of water known as Ice-VII from diamonds deep in the Earth's crust. This type of ice is about 1.5 times as dense as …

10 subtle signs you're smarter than you think you are

You might be surprised to know which of your quirks can reveal your inner genius.<p>1. You accept that there are plenty of things you don't know<p>You may think that pretending you know everything, even when you don't, makes you come across as smarter. But in reality, people who aren't afraid to be …

Psychology

Nintendo’s unsung hero Genyo Takeda accepts lifetime achievement award

DICE stands to applaud multi-talented designer and engineer<p>Nintendo’s Genyo Takeda, a largely unsung innovator in the development of video games, was tonight awarded a DICE “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his work.<p>Prior to his retirement last year, Takeda had been instrumental in the Nintendo …

An amateur astronomer accidentally caught an exploding star on camera—and it gets better

He was excited to test his new camera, but he also captured something totally unique.<p>Victor Buso was looking forward to testing his new camera on September 20, 2016. The locksmith and amateur astronomer waited for nightfall and headed out to his rooftop observatory in the city of Rosario, …

The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone

<i>At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our</i> …

Downton Abbey

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Self-help

PS4 Game Sale: Lots Of PSN Deals From Now Until Feb. 27

PSN's limited-time flash sale is now over, but a new batch of deals have taken its place in the US PlayStation Store. This week, PS4 and PS3 owners have a ton of discounts to choose from thanks to several sales that are going on now in the digital store, which offer some big savings, particularly …

Parkland Student Emma Gonzalez Delivered a Chilling, Powerful Speech About Gun Control

Everyone should read this.<p>America was rocked by yet another mass shooting last week when a gunman entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school in Parkland, Florida and killed 17 people. Today, Emma Gonzalez, a senior at the school, spoke at a gun control rally in Fort Lauderdale and her rousing …

How To Tell When Someone Is Lying To You Because It's Harder Than You Think

I consider myself a pretty intuitive person, and I'd like to think that I can tell when someone isn't being truthful. However, research indicates …

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …