Sunday, 29 March

19:00

SoundBot SB553 Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Earbud Stereo Earphone Headset *Ultra Light Weight* $18.99 from Amazon or eBay [Slickdeals Frontpage RSS Feed]

SoundBot SB553 Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Earbud Stereo Earphone Headset *Ultra Light Weight* $18.99 from Amazon or eBay

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soundbot via Amazon.com (fulfillment by Amazon) has SoundBot Bluetooth Earbud Headset w/ In-Line Control (Black or Red; SB553) on sale for $18.99. Shipping is free with Prime or if you spend $35 or more. Thanks leiwang2012
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Nation's Biggest Nuclear Firm Makes a Play For Carbon Credit Cash [Slashdot]

tomhath writes with this story that make shake up the nuclear industry. "The biggest player in the beleaguered nuclear power industry wants a place alongside solar, wind and hydroelectric power collecting extra money for producing carbon-free electricity. Exelon Corp., operator of the largest fleet of U.S. nuclear plants, says it could have to close three of them if Illinois rejects the company's pitch to let it recoup more from consumers since the plants do not produce greenhouse gases. Exelon and other around-the-clock plants sometimes take losses when wind turbines produce too much electricity for the system. Under the system, electric suppliers would have to buy credits from carbon-free energy producers. Exelon says the plan would benefit nuclear plants, hydroelectric dams, and other solar and wind projects."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

18:00

Refurb. Asus RT-N66R Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router for $64.99, Refurb. Asus RT-AC66R Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit Router for $89.99 AC & More + FS @ Newegg.com [Slickdeals Frontpage RSS Feed]

Refurb. Asus RT-N66R Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router for $64.99, Refurb. Asus RT-AC66R Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit Router for $89.99 AC & More + FS @ Newegg.com

Thumb Score: +30
Newegg has ASUS RT-AC66R Dual-Band Wireless AC1750 Gigabit Router (Refurbished) for $119.99 - $30 with promo code AFEX327A0034 = $89.99. Shipping is free. Thanks TDMVP73

Newegg also has ASUS RT-N66R Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router (Refurbished) for $64.99. Shipping is free.

Refer to forum thread for additional deals.

Deal Editor's Notes & Price Research: This router supports third-party firmware including DD-WRT, Merlin, and Tomato for additional features. For reviews, head over to CNET and PC World.

This matches this previous +57 Frontpage deal.

Check Your MacBook Pro’s Battery When The Trackpad Stops Clicking [Lifehacker]

MacBook Pro users are all too familiar with a trackpad that doesn't click properly. Sometimes it just wears out. Before you do an expensive repair, check your MacBook's battery for bulging.

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Use Someone Else’s Behavior as Cues to Create New Habits [Lifehacker]

Creating new habits is tough, even with a few tricks up your sleeve . The Cue-Routine-Reward systems works great, if you can find your cues. If you're having trouble, try using someone else's cue.

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Powerful images of the NYC building collapse [CNN.com - Top Stories]

A building collapsed in a heavy traveled section of New York's East Village. The cause is under investigation.

Destiny's Child gives surprise performance [CNN.com - Top Stories]

The three best-known members of 1990s R&B group Destiny's Child reunited onstage Saturday night in a surprise performance.

Michigan State beats Louisville in overtime [CNN.com - Top Stories]

Michigan State is going back to the Final Four.

NSA: We Mulled Ending Phone Program Before Edward Snowden Leaks [Slashdot]

Mark Wilson writes Edward Snowden is heralded as both a hero and villain. A privacy vigilante and a traitor. It just depends who you ask. The revelations he made about the NSA's surveillance programs have completely changed the face of online security, and changed the way everyone looks at the internet and privacy. But just before the whistle was blown, it seems that the NSA was considering bringing its telephone data collection program to an end. Intelligence officials were, behind the scenes, questioning whether the benefits of gathering counter-terrorism information justified the colossal costs involved. Then Snowden went public and essentially forced the agency's hand.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Videos On End-Of-Life Choices Ease Tough Conversation [News]

A program in Hawaii aims to reduce the number of older people who spend their final days of life in a hospital. Hawaii has one of the highest rates of hospital deaths for those over age 65 in the U.S.

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This Microsoft help page comes with a warning: 'this process requires patience' [The Verge - All Posts]

I may have accidentally stumbled into the purgatory of Microsoft online services. It all happened innocently enough: if you're anything like me, you probably set up your Xbox Live account many years ago. Maybe you were even a child or a teenager. And when you were forced to tie your Gamertag to an email address, you probably didn't give it a second thought.

The Hotmail email address I chose that fateful day nearly a decade ago has since become a relic of another time, utterly swamped with spam emails and hindered by an embarrassing account name. It's with good reason, then, that I hoped to switch my Gamertag over to my primary Microsoft account, the email address that now ties together everything from my email and calendar to Microsoft...

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17:00

Zynga investors can sue FarmVille creator for alleged IPO fraud, judge says [Ars Technica]

Earlier this week, a judge ruled (PDF) that Zynga would have to face a revised lawsuit over allegations that it defrauded investors by offering overly-zealous news about the company’s future at the time of its Initial Public Offering (IPO). The investors allege that Zynga knew that an upcoming platform change at Facebook would decrease the company's ability to rake in revenue, but executives concealed that information. After the successful IPO, the complaint says, the executives sold off their Zynga shares before the stock price collapsed.

The investors applied for a class-action lawsuit in July 2012, just after Zynga shares tumbled to $3 per share from a price peak of $15.91 per share. US District Judge Jeffrey White dismissed an earlier version of the lawsuit a year ago, but ruled that the game company would have to face a revised complaint from the same investors.

Although Zynga denies the investors’ claims, the plaintiffs say they have at least six confidential witnesses who had access to daily reports on Zynga’s bookings before the IPO. Those witnesses say the company was in decline before the IPO. "Although the company may have reported large bookings after the fact,” the judge’s order writes, "Plaintiff contends that the bookings declined significantly during the class period and yet Defendants continued to represent to the public that the bookings were strong.”

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An asteroid to orbit Earth's moon? [CNN.com - Top Stories]

NASA says its Asteroid Redirect Mission will allow it to conduct tests that are essential to preparing humans for future deep-space flights.

Ex-governor challenges Hillary Clinton [CNN.com - Top Stories]

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley took a major shot at Hillary Clinton on Sunday, saying the country needs a "new perspective" and "new leadership" in the 2016 election.

Iran, West Said To Be Closing Gap On Nuke Deal As Deadline Looms [News]

The two sides are reportedly close to a deal ahead of a Tuesday deadline, but diplomatic sources caution that an agreement could still fall apart.

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16:00

Taxidermy clearance sale [Boing Boing]

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Every retailer has the right to lower prices to drive interest. Read the rest

Lee Harvey Oswald's car on Ebay [Boing Boing]

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You snooze, you lose. You have just missed the chance to bid on, and possibly own, the last car driven by Lee Harvey Oswald, which just sold on ebay. Read the rest

Nintendo Amiibo Figures: Zelda $9.75, Luigi $9.75, Mario $9.75, Peach $7.50 & More + Free Store Pickup [Slickdeals Frontpage RSS Feed]

Nintendo Amiibo Figures: Zelda $9.75, Luigi $9.75, Mario $9.75, Peach $7.50 & More + Free Store Pickup

Thumb Score: +35
Target.com is offering 25% off various Nintendo Amiibo Figures. Select free store pickup, otherwise shipping is free on orders $25+. Thanks tumbenhaur

Note, availability may vary by location


Deal Editor's Notes & Price Research: This is excellent pricing for Amiibo Figures, they are rarely on sale due to their popularity. -slickdewmaster

Supermario 64 Coming To a Browser Near You! [Slashdot]

Billly Gates writes "Since Unity has been given a liberal license and free for non commercial developers it has become popular. A computer science student Erik Roystan Ross used the tool to remake SuperMario 64 with a modern Unity 5 engine. There is a video here and if you want to play the link is here. You will need Firefox or Chrome which has HTML 5 for gamepad support if you do not want to use the keyboard. "I currently do not have any plans to develop this any further or to resolve any bugs, unless they're horrendously game-breaking and horrendously simple to fix," says Ross.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

15:00

Frontline/Advantix/Seresto for humans? [Philip Greenspun's Weblog]

The snow will soon be melted here in Boston. This means we will soon be able to start pulling ticks out of our skin. Mindy the Crippler is doubly armored against these pests. She has been vaccinated against Lyme disease (the human equivalent of this vaccine was pulled off the market about 10 years ago). She wears a Seresto collar that drips poison into her body.

The various systemic anti-tick chemicals that we have been applying to dogs for 20+ years seem not to have done them any harm. Why can’t we Frontline ourselves? I would happily pay for a human version.

[Separately, whenever anyone in Cambridge asks about Mindy the Crippler’s behavior I say “All of her bad habits started after she was vaccinated.”]

All Nintendo Amiibos $9.74 or less (25% off) at Target.com (and B&M) including Sheik, Toon Link, Kirby, and many more! [Slickdeals Frontpage RSS Feed]

All Nintendo Amiibos $9.74 or less (25% off) at Target.com (and B&M) including Sheik, Toon Link, Kirby, and many more!

Thumb Score: +19
Target.com is offering 25% off various Nintendo Amiibo Figures. Select free store pickup, otherwise shipping is free on orders $25+. Thanks tumbenhaur

Note, availability may vary by location


Deal Editor's Notes & Price Research: This is excellent pricing for Amiibo Figures, they are rarely on sale due to their popularity. -slickdewmaster

Elmer's Washable 4oz no run glue 74 cents FSSS (not an add on) [Slickdeals Frontpage RSS Feed]

Elmer's Washable 4oz no run glue 74 cents FSSS (not an add on)

Thumb Score: +21
Amazon.com has 4oz Elmer's Washable No-Run School Glue (E304) on sale for $0.74. Shipping is free with Prime or if you spend $35 or more. Thanks rachelrules


Deal Editor's Notes & Price Research: If you don't have Prime, there's a free 30-day trial with free 2-day shipping, video streaming & more available. This glue that is functional for both school work and arts and crafts is a #1 Best Seller in Amazon's category of School Adhesives, and it has a rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 stars as based on 276 Amazon.com customer reviews. -TofuVic

Transitory.Me Temporarily Shares Your Location With Anyone [Lifehacker]

iOS: Apple's Find My Friends shares your location with other iOS users. If the other person isn't on an iPhone, Transitory.Me will share your location by email or text message.

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Two people missing since Thursday blast [CNN.com - Top Stories]

Crews searching at the site where a building exploded in New York's East Village found bodies in the rubble Sunday, police said.

Some in Bergdahl's platoon not buying lawyer's claim [CNN.com - Top Stories]

U.S. troops who served alongside Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on the day he disappeared told CNN that the emerging "whistleblower" defense being prepared for him makes no sense.

Experts: Aim of 2 Degrees Climate Goal Insufficient [Slashdot]

An anonymous reader points out that a long held goal of keeping the Earth's average temperature from rising above 2 degrees Celsius might not be good enough. "A long-held benchmark for limiting global warming is 'utterly inadequate,' a leading U.N. climate scientist declared. Keeping the Earth's average temperature from rising past 2 degrees Celsius – a cap established by studies in the early 1970s – is far too loose a goal, Petra Tschakert, a professor at Penn State University and a lead author of an assessment report for the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, said in a commentary published in the journal Climate Change Responses. Already, with an average increase of just 0.8 degrees Celsius, she wrote, 'negative impacts' are 'widespread across the globe.' Tschakert called for lowering the warming target to 1.5 degrees Celsius."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

14:00

SAMSUNG 850 EVO MZ-75E1T0B/AM 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid Stat - $339.99 [Slickdeals Frontpage RSS Feed]

SAMSUNG 850 EVO MZ-75E1T0B/AM 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid Stat - $339.99

Thumb Score: +43
Newegg via eBay has 1TB Samsung 850 EVO 2.5" SATA III Solid State Drive (MZ-75E1T0B/AM) on sale for $339.99. Shipping is free. Thanks Deal.az9

Deal Editor's Notes & Price Research: Now $20 less than this +85 Frontpage Deal!

Highly rated earning 4.7 out of 5 stars based on over 1000 customer reviews.

Crucial BX100 500GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive SSD $163.19 Shipped @ Amazon [Slickdeals Frontpage RSS Feed]

Crucial BX100 500GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive SSD $163.19 Shipped @ Amazon

Thumb Score: +32
Amazon has 500GB Crucial BX100 2.5" SATA Solid State Drive (CT500BX100SSD1) on sale for $163.19. Shipping is free. Thanks slammdunkk



Deal Editor's Notes & Price Research: The 500GB Crucial BX100 2.5" SATA Solid State Drive (CT500BX100SSD1) has earned 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 89 customer reviews.

SOG 2.25" Stainless Steel Tanto Micron II Blade $10 + Free Store Pickup [Slickdeals Frontpage RSS Feed]

SOG 2.25" Stainless Steel Tanto Micron II Blade $10 + Free Store Pickup

Thumb Score: +34
Walmart.com has SOG 2.25" Stainless Steel Tanto Micron II Blade on sale for $10. Select free store pickup to save on shipping. Thanks hi4noon

No longer available:
  • Alternatively, Amazon.com has SOG 2.25" Stainless Steel Tanto Micron II Blade on sale for $10. Shipping is free with Prime or if you spend $35 or more.


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Babyganics: 400-Ct Baby Wipes $7.40, 2-Pack 20oz Baby Bubble Bath $6.30 & More + Free Shipping [Slickdeals Frontpage RSS Feed]

Babyganics: 400-Ct Baby Wipes $7.40, 2-Pack 20oz Baby Bubble Bath $6.30 & More + Free Shipping

Thumb Score: +58
Amazon.com has various Babyganics Household products on sale after clipping 50% off coupon found on product page and checking out via subscribe & save. Shipping is free. Thanks longmanj9

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Deal Editor's Notes & Price Research: Save 15%, as opposed to the standard 5%, on this month's Subscribe & Save items when you subscribe to 5 or more items during your current subscription month.

Head & Shoulders Shampoo + Conditioner from $1.75 + Free Shipping [Slickdeals Frontpage RSS Feed]

Head & Shoulders Shampoo + Conditioner from $1.75 + Free Shipping

Thumb Score: +75
Amazon.com has various Head & Shoulders Shampoo + Conditioner on sale after clipping $3 coupon found on product page and checking out via subscribe & save. Shipping is free. Thanks Randy71

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Deal Editor's Notes & Price Research: Save 15%, as opposed to the standard 5%, on this month's Subscribe & Save items when you subscribe to 5 or more items during your current subscription month.

21.1oz Pantene Pro-V Shampoo or Condtioners (Various) from $2.30 & More + Free Shipping [Slickdeals Frontpage RSS Feed]

21.1oz Pantene Pro-V Shampoo or Condtioners (Various) from $2.30 & More + Free Shipping

Thumb Score: +52
Amazon has great prices on Pantene Pro-V Shampoos or Conditioners when you 'clip' the $1.50 Off coupon and checkout via Subscribe & Save. Shipping is free while Subscribe & Save is available. Thanks Randy71

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Angelina Jolie to kids: 'Different is good' [CNN.com - Top Stories]

Angelina Jolie took the stage Saturday at Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards and delivered a message of hope to anyone who's ever felt out of place.

Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Near Launching Presidential Bid [Slashdot]

Rambo Tribble writes "Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina announced on Fox News Sunday that she stood a 'higher than 90 percent' chance of running as a presidential candidate in 2016. Fiorina's tenure at HP was marked by controversy over her leadership, and it is unclear what level of name recognition she enjoys. Her only previous political experience appears to be a failed U.S. Senate seat effort in 2010, as the Republican candidate challenging sitting Democrat Barbara Boxer, in California. Fiorina lost by 10%.

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