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Hurting an insect may force it to live in agony for the rest of its life

%name Hurting an insect may force it to live in agony for the rest of its life by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

If your first instinct upon noticing a pesky fly buzzing around your person is to swat at it in the hopes of sending it elsewhere or even killing it, well, you’re pretty normal. We don’t often think twice when it comes to dispatching insects we find in our homes or even ones that get too close when spending time outdoors, but a new study published in Science Advances suggests that failing to kill an insect and merely injuring it may cause it to live the rest of its days in agony.

It’s tempting to imagine that life forms like insects don’t “feel” pain, thereby absolving us from any guilt we might feel in slapping a fly or stepping on an ant, but that way of thinking isn’t entirely accurate.

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Prime Day 2019 isn’t over yet: The $50 Echo Dot for cars is down to $27

%name Prime Day 2019 isn’t over yet: The $50 Echo Dot for cars is down to $27 by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

You probably can’t imagine being in any room in your home and not having access to an Echo speaker so you can talk to Alexa. And yet as soon as you leave your house you leave Alexa behind! You probably do it because you think you have to, but we’re here to tell you that’s not the case at all. Check out the Roav Viva by Anker on Amazon, which is down to an all-time low price for Prime Day. Just clip the on-site coupon and use the promo code ROAVF44C when you check out, and you’ll get it for $26.99 instead of $50!

Roav Viva by Anker, Alexa-Enabled 2-Port USB Car Charger in-Car Navigation, Compatible with And…: $26.99 (use code ROAVF44C)

Here are the highlights from the Amazon page:

  • Alexa Inside: ‘s voice service gives you complete voice control in your car. Just say the word to get directions, listen to audiobooks from Audible, shop online, play music, and moreover Bluetooth, CarPlay, Android Auto, or an Aux in connection. What You Get: Roav VIVA, Manual, Quick Guide, Happy Card, Skills Cards, 12-month warranty and our friendly customer service. (Please note: Spotify is not supported. )
  • High-Speed Charging: Dual charging ports equipped with Anker’s exclusive PowerIQ technology deliver blazing charging speeds to both driver and passenger. Qualcomm Quick Charge not supported.
  • Supports Alexa Communication: Calling, Messaging, Drop In, and Announcements — all hands-free.
  • Voice Isolation: 2 integrated microphones provide noise cancellation and accurate voice identification.
  • Note: Please check the dimensions of the space surrounding your car’s cigarette lighter to see if VIVA will fit before purchasing. If your VIVA cannot be plugged in or has Bluetooth connection issues, return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchasing. Please check the list of unsuitable car models VIVA is incompatible with in the User Guide found in the Technical Specifications section below. If you have other issues, contact us via Live Chat in the app.

Roav Viva by Anker, Alexa-Enabled 2-Port USB Car Charger in-Car Navigation, Compatible with And…: $26.99 (use code ROAVF44C)

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Prime Day 2019 isn’t over yet: The $50 Echo Dot for cars is down to $27 originally appeared on BGR.com on Tue, 16 Jul 2019 at 20:22:13 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Making Mars habitable might be possible thanks to aerogel

%name Making Mars habitable might be possible thanks to aerogel by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

As far as anyone knows, Mars is currently totally devoid of life. We don’t know if that was always the case, but we know that modern-day Mars is a rather hostile place to be thanks to frigid temperatures and deadly radiation. When humans eventually arrive on the Red Planet, we might be able to change that, and a new study offers a hint as to how that could happen.

In a new paper published in Nature Astronomy, researchers explain how a thin layer of aerogel — a highly porous, virtually weightless material — could make huge regions of Mars more habitable.

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T-Mobile and Taco Bell are opening combination stores called T-MoBell. No, we’re not joking.

%name T Mobile and Taco Bell are opening combination stores called T MoBell. No, we’re not joking. by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

Taco Bell has a devoted army of fans who are intensely loyal to the fast-food chain, such that the brand is getting more creative than ever in figuring out how to cater to them and keep them happy. The brand is bringing a Taco Bell-themed hotel to California in a few weeks, for example, but before that happens it will also be teaming up with T-Mobile to open yet another combination concept you never knew you needed.

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Prime Day 2019: Nest’s smart thermostat has never been cheaper than it is right now

%name Prime Day 2019: Nest’s smart thermostat has never been cheaper than it is right now by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

The Nest Learning Thermostat is probably the most popular smart thermostat in the world, even with its hefty $250 price tag. And why wouldn’t it be? After all, it pays for itself in savings on your energy bills each month. Of course, the less you pay the quicker your Nest pays for itself, and it has never been cheaper than it is right now on Amazon for Prime Day. What are you waiting for!?

Nest (T3007ES) Learning Thermostat, Easy Temperature Control for Every Room in Your House, Stai…: $189.00

Here’s what you need to know from the product page:

  • Auto-Schedule: No more confusing programming. It learns the temperatures you like and programs itself.
  • Wi-Fi Thermostat: Connect the Nest Thermostat to Wi-Fi to change the temperature from your phone, tablet or laptop.
  • Energy Saving: You’ll see the Nest Leaf when you choose a temperature that saves energy. It guides you in the right direction.
  • Smart Thermostat: Early-On Nest learns how your home warms up and keeps an eye on the weather to get you the temperature you want when you want it.
  • Home/Away Assist: The Nest Thermostat automatically turns itself down when you’re away to avoid heating or cooling an empty home.
  • Works with Amazon Alexa for voice control (Alexa device sold separately)
  • Auto-Schedule: Nest learns the temperatures you like and programs itself in about a week.
  • Home/Away Assist: Nest automatically turns itself down when nobody’s home to help you save energy.
  • Remote Control: Connect your thermostat to Wi-Fi to control the temperature from your phone, tablet or laptop.
  • Farsight: When the Nest Thermostat spots you across the room, it lights up beautifully to show you the time, temperature or weather.
  • Energy Star: First thermostat to earn Energy Star. Your thermostat controls half your energy bill – more than appliances, more than electronics. Saving energy starts with your Thermostat.
  • Energy History: Check your Energy History in the Nest app to see how much energy you use and why.
  • Nest Leaf: You’ll see the Leaf when you choose a temperature that saves energy. It guides you in the right direction.

Nest (T3007ES) Learning Thermostat, Easy Temperature Control for Every Room in Your House, Stai…: $189.00

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This human-sized jellyfish is both really cool and kinda scary

%name This human sized jellyfish is both really cool and kinda scary by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

The world’s oceans are filled with all manner of jaw-dropping creatures, but you have to be in the right place at the right time to actually catch a glimpse of them. For wildlife biologist Lizzie Daly, the right place was in the water off the southwest coast of England, and the right time was earlier this week.

That’s when Daly and a fellow diver encountered what can only be described as a behemoth of a jellyfish. Captured in a series of Instagram photos, the creature is seriously impressive, and being able to swim alongside it was almost certainly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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Put Alexa in every room of your house with $22 Echo Dots for Prime Day

%name Put Alexa in every room of your house with $22 Echo Dots for Prime Day by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

Amazon on Tuesday evening announced the best-selling products of Prime Day 2019 day 1 and wouldn’t you know it, the 3rd-Generation Echo Dot was right near the top of the list along with the Fire TV Stick for just $14.99. You can see all of Monday’s best-sellers right here. Before you even do that though, there’s something you should know: Echo Dots are almost sold out. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise since at $22, they’re selling right now at an all-time low — and on top of that, you get 6 months of streaming through Amazon Music Unlimited for free! The black Dots are already sold out and we would imagine that the sandstone model isn’t far behind. If you want in on the action, you should definitely hurry up!

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Smart speaker with Alexa – Sandstone + Amazon Music Unlimited (6 months FR…: $22.00

Here are the bullet points from the Amazon page:

  • Our most popular smart speaker – Now with a fabric design and improved speaker for richer and louder sound.
  • Voice control your music – Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Sirius XM, and others. You can also listen to audiobooks from Audible.
  • Bigger, better sound – Pair with a second Echo Dot (3rd gen) for rich, stereo sound. Fill your home with music with compatible Echo devices in different rooms.
  • Ready to help – Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more. Echo Dot is designed around your privacy. You can press the microphone off button to disconnect the microphones.
  • Connect with others – Call almost anyone hands-free. Instantly drop in on other rooms in your home or make an announcement to every room with a compatible Echo device.
  • Use another speaker – Connect to your own speakers over Bluetooth or with a 3.5 mm audio cable.
  • Alexa has skills – With tens of thousands of skills and counting, Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new skills like tracking fitness, playing games, and more.
  • Voice control your smart home – Turn on lights, adjust thermostats, lock doors, and more with compatible connected devices.

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Smart speaker with Alexa – Sandstone + Amazon Music Unlimited (6 months FR…: $22.00

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Popular Alexa and Google enabled Wi-Fi smart plugs are just $5.87 a piece on Prime Day

%name Popular Alexa and Google enabled Wi Fi smart plugs are just $5.87 a piece on Prime Day by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

Since smart plugs are so popular these days, we’re sure everyone was expecting great prices on popular models for Prime Day 2019. Even still, we’re not sure anyone was expecting prices quite this low. On a normal day, you can expect to pay about $25 for a Wi-Fi smart plug from a big brand. Today, you’ll pay less than that for a 4-pack! Use the coupon code UWEKHR9X on a 4-pack of Gosund Mini Smart Outlets to slash the price to $23.99, or use the code Y9AGWTRS at checkout when you buy a 4-pack of Gosund Wi-Fi Smart Plugs and you’ll only pay $23.49. That’s as little as $5.87 per unit for top-rated smart plugs that can be controlled with an app, Alexa, and Google Assistant!

Wifi Smart Plug Gosund Mini Outlet Work with Alexa, Google Home, IFTTT, 2.4G Wifi Only, No Hub…: $23.99 ($5.99 each) (use code UWEKHR9X)

Smart Plug Gosund Wi-fi Outlet Work with Alexa Google Home, 16A Mini Socket with Timer Surge Pr…: $23.49 ($5.87 each) (use code Y9AGWTRS)

Here are the highlights from the product page:

  • REMOTE CONTROL —- Control your electrical items via your phone app whenever and wherever you are after downloading the free app Gosund as long as there is a network. Ideal for someone who can not move around very well and needs easy access to turn on/off a device.
  • VOICE CONTROL —- Compatible with Amazon alexa, Google home assistant and IFTTT, control your home appliances with the smart plug by simply giving voice commands to Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. No Hub Required, the smart plug SP10 works with any Wi-Fi router without the need for a separate hub or paid subscription service.
  • SET SCHEDULE & TIMER —- Get ready to have a smart home and create customized schedule to automatically turn on/off any home Electronics or appliances such as lamps, humidifier, coffee maker, etc
  • SIMPLE & SAFE: This smart outlet fits into any electrical outlet without obstructing other sockets. It use PC V0 class flame retardant materials housing prolong service life. 100~240V available voltage range supports small or large power home appliances while adds security.
  • QUALITY GUARANTEED —- The Mini Smart Plug features a sleek new design that is FCC approved product. If you encounter any problem or need support, please feel free to contact us through following E-mail service3@gosund.com or Amazon directly. We offer 12 months warranty and replacement services and lifetime technical support services and is FCC, ETL certified.

Wifi Smart Plug Gosund Mini Outlet Work with Alexa, Google Home, IFTTT, 2.4G Wifi Only, No Hub…: $23.99 ($5.99 each) (use code UWEKHR9X)

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Google Wifi is down to $239, the best price ever for Google’s mesh wireless system

%name Google Wifi is down to $239, the best price ever for Google’s mesh wireless system by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

The Google Wifi system is by far the best-selling mesh wireless system on Amazon’s whole site, so it stands to reason that it would get a big discount for Prime Day 2019. Wouldn’t you know it… that’s exactly what happened! Amazon has slashed Google Wifi to its lowest prices ever, just $89 for a single Google Wifi router and $229 for the wildly popular 3-pack. This is easily the best Prime Day deal on Wi-Fi gear, so take advantage while you can!

Google WiFi system, 1-Pack – Router replacement for whole home coverage – NLS-1304-25: $89.00

Google WiFi system, 3-Pack – Router replacement for whole home coverage (NLS-1304-25): $229.00

Here’s more info from the product page:

  • A new type of connected system for seamless Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home, helping eliminate dead zones and buffering
  • Replaces your current router, and works your modem and internet service. It’s compatible with major internet service providers including Comcast, Time Warner, and Verizon Fios
  • A single Wifi point covers up to 1,500 sq. ft, a set of three covers homes up to 4,500 sq. ft. Wifi points work together so you can add more if you need additional coverage
  • Network Assist technology keeps your connection fast by always selecting the clearest channel and fastest band for your devices
  • A simple app gets you set up quickly and allows you to see what’s connected, prioritize devices, and pause the Wi-Fi on kids’ devices.Family controls allow you to pause the WiFi on kids’ devices, like during

Google WiFi system, 1-Pack – Router replacement for whole home coverage – NLS-1304-25: $89.00

Google WiFi system, 3-Pack – Router replacement for whole home coverage (NLS-1304-25): $229.00

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Galaxy Note 10 will have a great camera, but the Galaxy S11 is going to blow us away

%name Galaxy Note 10 will have a great camera, but the Galaxy S11 is going to blow us away by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 announcement event is only a few weeks away, but the leaks are still pouring in. The usual insider who has been providing plenty of Note 10 details over the last few months is back with new revelations about the phone. This time around, we’re looking at camera leaks that claim the phone will get a few new tricks in spite of packing the same primary camera sensor as the Galaxy S10. The leaker also teased that more significant upgrades are in store for next year’s Galaxy phones.

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