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Pay with Google connects your online purchases right to your Google account

The service is rolling out now with promising merchant support. It’s hard to believe that Google I/O was already more than four months ago, but time sure flies when you’re having fun and freaking out over screen burn-in issues. One of the announcements made at the developer conference this summer was “Pay with Google” – a new platform that aimed to simplify online purchases with your Google account. Updates on this service were pretty much nonexistent following their initial announcement, but today, Google is finally making it available for all…

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Finance News 

How to raise a monster round of funding when your competitor has 30 times more cash than you and keeps threatening to squash your startup

Ride-hailing service Lyft recently raised $1 billion in a funding round led by Alphabet’s investment arm. But just three years ago, Lyft was the little guy. Lyft cofounder John Zimmer says raising money came down to showing passion and treating people well. Ride-hailing service Lyft just raised $1 billion in a funding round led by CapitalG, Alphabet’s investment arm. It’s now valued at $11 billion. But there was a time not too long ago when Lyft was a little guy. On an episode of Business Insider’s podcast, “Success! How I Did It,” Lyft…

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Android 

Engage your kids with Amazon’s Fire HD 8 tablet for just $100

Buy one, buy two, save no matter what you do! Yay rhyme. Is this deal for me? The Amazon Fire HD 8 32GB Kids Edition tablet is down to $99.99 on Amazon. Its regular street price is $130. It has only dropped to $80 once before back in August. You can also get the Amazon Fire 7 for $80. It’s on sale from its normal $100 price. If you’ve got more than one kid and don’t want them to fight over one, Amazon is also discounting two packs. The Fire…

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Smarter 

Meow! Use “Q-chan” app and Your Cat Will Love You More Than Ever

Cats have a stereotype that seems to be true more often than not. They are independent and sassy, only seeking humans when they need something. This description certainly differs from that of dogs. K9 breeds are of course known to be affectionate to a fault. Studies have long existed showing that, like humans, dogs release the ‘love hormone’ oxytocin [1]. In fact, scientists are just as curious as the rest of us as to whether cats even like their owners, especially compared to dogs. Dr. Paul Zak decided to conduct…

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Science 

Do You Care If Your Fish Dinner Was Raised Humanely? Animal Advocates Say You Should

Enlarge this image Fresh fish fillets for sale in a display case. Concerns over animal welfare have led to changes in how livestock are raised in recent years. But seafood has been missing from the conversation. One group aims to change that. kali9/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption kali9/Getty Images At some point or another, we’ve all cringed at the videos: lame cows struggling to stand; egg-laying hens squeezed into small, stacked cages; hogs confined to gestation crates, unable to walk or turn. Over the last decade, animal advocates have…

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Android 

The $24 Lumsing TV wall mount lets you watch your favorite shows from any angle

This thing is built to last. Is this deal for me? The Lumsing dual articulating arm TV wall mount is down to $23.99 with code DSUMLN65 on Amazon. This wall mount normally sells around $40 and has never dropped much lower than that through direct price drops. The dual articulating arm is a key component to this wall mount because it gives it a huge range of motion and allows you to move the TV to the best possible angle for you whether you’re chilling on the couch or watching…

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Smarter 

10 Motivational Workplace Items to Brighten Your Day at the Office

It’s nearly impossible to feel motivated at work all the time. Sitting down at your desk after lunch can seem like one of the most challenging parts of the day. You’ve worked hard all morning, your belly is full, and now you’re tired. Maybe you feel the pressure of a deadline looming over you, and instead of knocking out the work, you can’t bring yourself to start it. Motivational challenges become even greater when you don’t particularly enjoy your job, or when you’re tasked to do something you dislike. You…

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Android 

Gmail: Boost your productivity with these tips and tricks

Master your inbox with these Gmail tips and tricks. We covered the basics of Gmail for Android in our beginner’s guide, and now it’s time to take a look at features that extend the functionality of the email client. Whether it’s creating labels to categorize your email or using filters to automatically sort incoming mail, Gmail offers a variety of tools aimed at managing your inbox clutter. If you haven’t already, you should enable two-factor authentication on your Gmail account. Two-factor authentication works by combining something you know (a password)…

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Android 

Wattpad’s new premium tier gets ads out of the way of your fanfic

Sick of ads getting in the way of your fanfic binges? You’re in luck — after 10 years, Wattpad has announced an ad-free account option for users in Canada and the U.S. Online storytelling community Wattpad published a blog post today saying that its first-ever premium subscription tier is finally available. This new tier will offer Wattpad’s more than 60 million users an ad-free reading experience on both the Wattpad app and desktop site. An ad-free option was, according to the site, one of the most frequent requests by current Wattpadders,…

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