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The optimal way to remotely watch Netflix with friends

The optimal way to remotely watch Netflix with friends

With many European and American cities in quarantined coronavirus lockdown, the world’s hottest club is now the internet.

Or, more specifically, streaming services. 

In lieu of the ability to spend time together physically, people are finding creative ways to watch shows and movies with their friends by streaming the same thing at the same time and chatting about it through text or video chats.

A boon for this co-remote streaming effort is the genius (and free) Chrome browser extension Netflix Party. The extension enables everyone in a group to watch a show or movie on Netflix in sync. So your entertainment of choice will start up at the same time as the rest of the group and, if someone pauses the stream, it pauses and resumes for everyone. It also has a chat roll on the right sidebar so everyone watching can also chat about it (through typing) in real timeHere’s a detailed explanation of how to install and use it. Read more…

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Learn to make data-driven business decisions with this $40 virtual course

Learn to make data-driven business decisions with this $40 virtual course

TL;DR: Enhance your business skills with The Better Business Analyst Bundle for $39.99, a 94% savings as of March 20. 


What separates a successful business from a mediocre one? Smart, data-driven decision making. And when you’re just starting out, having a crucial grasp on your data and the ability to analyze it can really help drive those decisions. 

If you need some guidance along the way, the Better Business Analyst Bundle can help you develop the skills you need to make smarter choices, even if you’re totally dense when it comes to data. And while your social calendar is effectively canceled, there’s no reason to not give it a try. Read more…

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My gym closed, so I let this smart kettlebell kick my ass

My gym closed, so I let this smart kettlebell kick my ass

Work(out) From Home is a weekly column where we review smart fitness machines in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Thanks to technology, there are still plenty of ways to exercise if your gym is closed.  Read more…


JaxJox KettlebellConnect
$299.00
The Good

Saves space • Easy to set up and use • Classes are challenging • Great for small homes • No subscription fee for workouts

The Bad

App is a bit unintuitive • There aren’t many classes on the app • especially for beginners • The kettlebell takes a while to sync • Expensive

The Bottom Line

The JaxJox KettlebellConnect makes it easy to switch between weights in the middle of a workout and doesn’t take up much space.

⚡ Mashable Score
4.25
😎 Cool Factor
4.5
📘Learning Curve
5.0
💪Performance
4.0
💵Bang for the Buck
4.5

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Amazon, YouTube join Netflix in reducing stream quality in EU during coronavirus pandemic

Amazon, YouTube join Netflix in reducing stream quality in EU during coronavirus pandemic

Movie and TV aficionados should get used to reduced image quality on their favorite streaming service, at least for a little while.

Amazon and YouTube both confirmed on Friday that they would be reducing video stream quality in the EU to ensure there aren’t bandwidth issues during the coronavirus pandemic. 

“We are making a commitment to temporarily switch all traffic in the EU to standard definition by default,” said a YouTube spokesperson in a statement.

Both of these companies join Netflix, which announced yesterday that it would be cutting quality in the EU as well. As a giant in the streaming video industry and a major source of internet traffic around the globe, Netflix committed to cutting its bandwidth by 25 percent. The company said it was reducing video bitrates, thus lowering streaming quality, to do this. Read more…

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Ventilator manufacturers aren’t impressed by Elon Musk’s offer

Ventilator manufacturers aren't impressed by Elon Musk's offer

In the face of a projected national shortage, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has offered to manufacture life-saving ventilators. There’s just one problem: The companies actually making medical ventilators today don’t think he can pull it off. 

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the world, officials around the U.Shave warned that, unless drastic measures are taken to create more, will we see demand for ventilators exceed the current supply. When, and if, this happens depends on numerous hard-to-predict factors such as the success of efforts to “flatten the curve.” As such, Musk’s claim on Friday that he’s already started the work to build more seems at first like a blessing.  Read more…

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15 Pictures Showing Super Essential Work That Should Definitely Be Happening During A Pandemic

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This Quiz Will Determine How Single You Truly Are

Alone, but not lonely.


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The Definitive Word On Which Movies Got Broadway Musicals Right And Which Ones Were Hot Messes

Not every musical adaptation is like Cats.


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All People In Illinois Have Been Ordered To Stay Home To Stop The Coronavirus From Spreading

“I fully recognize I am choosing between saving people’s lives and saving people’s livelihoods,� Gov. J.B. Pritzker said, “but ultimately you can’t have a livelihood if you don’t have a life.�


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23 Cheap Things To Treat Yourself To Right Now

Adorable PJs, geeky mugs, a precious planter, and more under-$25 goodies you definitely deserve to own RIGHT NOW.

 

1. A hydrating cleansing mask that bubbles when applied to wet skin so you can see and feel it working.

Promising review: “This works well to get a nice, deep clean. I love the tingling feeling, which makes my skin feel refreshed. I have very oily and sensitive skin, but after a month of using this I’ve had fewer breakouts and no issues with sensitivity. ” —Idaho

Get it from Amazon for $10.90 (Search the name at the Amazon Product Search on this page)

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2. A friendly fox oven mitt here to protect your paws in the kitchen.

Get one from ModCloth for $15 or a set of two from Amazon for $24.99.

ModCloth

Get one from ModCloth for $15 or a set of two from Amazon for $24.99 (Search the name at the Amazon Product Search on this page)

3. A delicate cat necklace that’s happy to ~hang~ out and be the purrfect finishing touch to your everyday outfits.

Get it from Amazon for $9.79+ (available in two colors). (Search the name at the Amazon Product Search on this page)

4. Quirky PJs so adorable, you may have to host a good old fashioned slumber party just so you can show them off.

Amazon

Get them from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 28 designs). (Search the name at the Amazon Product Search on this page)

 

5. A LOL-worthy spoon that’ll put you in the ranks of infamous cereal criminals like Norman Flakes and the Headless Horsebran.

Get it from Amazon for $18.

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Get it from Amazon for $18. (Search the name at the Amazon Product Search on this page)

6. An unbelievably affordable 2-in-1 eyeliner, which (*extremely Stefon voice*) has got everything: a pencil and liquid eyeliner brush, over 1,000 positive reviews, and most importantly, a fun leopard bottle.

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Promising review: “I have been wing challenged forever. I love the look of a nice black cat eye, but the technique has always escaped me. This tool is amazing. The tip is firm so you have lots of control, and the actual liner is a nice intense black that dries down matte. I quickly stocked up on more of these because I’m thinking it might be the holy grail. The picture I included is my first use with just one pass.” —Tiarra Reyes

Get it from Amazon for $1.46 (Search the name at the Amazon Product Search on this page)

7. An aww-worthy bunny planter who’s ear to give your succulents adorable accommodations and bring some joy to your desk.

Promising review: “It’s super adorable! Though this is a very tiny planter pot, it’s the perfect size for a desktop or window sill, for a succulent or other low-water plant. It comes with a saucer, which is separate, so it can be removed when you water it.” —Sprout

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (Search the name at the Amazon Product Search on this page)

8. Mismatch astrological sign ankle socks I recommend letting peek out from your shoes so everyone else can horoscope them out.

Get them from Urban Outfitters for $12 or two for $20 (available in 12 signs).

Urban Outfitters

9. A sweet cropped sweater with a lace-up back that’s sure to become close knit pals with all the high-waisted items in your wardrobe.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS/S-XL and in 16 colors). (Search the name at the Amazon Product Search on this page)

10. A cream-scented, slow-rising peach squishy that’ll give you a satisfying, stress-relieving squish, no butts about it.

Amazon

Promising review: “It’s sooooo soft OMG, I can’t even! It’s so cute too! It’s super slow rising — it takes about 20 seconds to rise!” —Panda

Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (Search the name at the Amazon Product Search on this page)

11. A set of four hanging storage caddies you can stack and arrange however you want, and that’ll do a meow-volous job of holding your knickknacks.

Amazon

Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (Search the name at the Amazon Product Search on this page)

12. A pretty feather trinket dish for a practical touch to your dresser sure to ~tickle~ your fancy.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12 (available in two colors).

Urban Outfitters

 

13. Cards Against Humanity’s bloody hilarious period-themed expansion pack to pad the fan-favorite raunchy card game with time-of-the-month jokes that’ll have you LOLing menstru-all night long.

Promising review: “Listen up, I don’t write many reviews, but this bad boy is fricking Buzz Lightyear — it went so far above and beyond. Not only were the cards hilarious, but the damn pack comes wrapped inside a pad with a little heart-shaped chocolate. I was laughing for five minutes at the packaging alone.” —Kessa Rigali

Get it from Amazon for $7. (Search the name at the Amazon Product Search on this page)

14. A clever food decorating pencil sure to be the icing on the cake of your next creative culinary session (besides the literal icing you put in it, of course).

Amazon

Just use the “eraser” tip to fill the syringe with sauce, melted chocolate, gel icing, or whatever, then squeeze the sides to write. When you’re done, it’s dishwasher safe, so cleaning couldn’t be easier. Basically, there’s no reason to graphite how much you want this.

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (Search the name at the Amazon Product Search on this page)

15. A heart-shaped old-school alarm clock you’re sure to love, and that’s saying something — your alarm clock is usually your worst enemy.

Get it from Cotton On for $5.

Cotton On

 

16. A box of truly inspirational Bob Ross adhesive bandages to help heal the side effects of your somewhat-less-happy accidents.

Box Lunch

17. A gloriously geeky mug featuring a favorite anime character that ani-may make you squeal with fangirl joy every time you use it.

 

18. A unicorn nail fan to dry your mani so fast it’ll be magical.

Get it from Asos for $16.
Asos

 

19. A super chic bag that looks like Chanel without the Chanel price tag.

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Plus, you can double up the strap to carry it as a hand or shoulder bag.

Check out more of the best purses on Amazon.

Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in two sizes and two colors). (Search the name at the Amazon Product Search on this page)

20. A critter-motif enamel pin (be it a pile of kitties or a merry manatee) to make any bag or jacket all the more zoo-tiful.

Amazon

Get the “meowtain” or the manatee from Amazon for $9.95 (Search the name at the Amazon Product Search on this page)

21. A Niffler coin bank who wants nothing more than to safely store your gold. Listen, he’s much cuter and more accessible than a Gringotts vault.

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22. An 11-function Pac Man multitool to help you solve minor everyday problems that don’t involve being chased by colorful ghosts.

It's got a bottle opener, a wire stripper, four different size allen wrenches, a ruler, a saw blade, a pry tool, a screwdriver, and a letter opener, and is slim enough to pac in your wallet.Get it from Firebox for $13.19.

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23. A succulent-inspired soy wax candle that’s whimsical, pretty, relaxing, all-around awesome, you get the point.

Etsy

 

 

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