LEGO brings Jurassic world to life ahead of its summer release, save on Jurassic Park 3D Blu-ray collection

Following its Star Wars announcement last week, LEGO has another classic movie up its sleeve. This time it’s Jurassic World, the yet-to-be-released follow-up to everyone’s favorite 90’s dinosaur classic. Judging by early pictures from the 2015 Toy Fair in New York, this is going to be another LEGO set that collector’s aren’t going to want to miss.

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Quirky President’s Day Sale + extra 25% off: Metal Cordies cable keeper $3.75, kitchen gadgets from $0.75, more

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Update (2/17 12:20pm): Still good… go go go!

Quirky, the company that helps investors bring their ideas alive, is slashing tons of its smaller items in celebration of President’s Day. Many items are discounted at least 50%, with some garnering even larger drops. Apply coupon code MOREQUIRKY during checkout to save an additional 25%.

All orders of $50 or more ship free, otherwise shipping costs vary. The additional 25% discount should help offset shipping costs.


For example, Metal Cordies are on sale for just $5, which is a 50% drop. I have the older rubber version and absolutely love how great it is at making sure none of my computer cables fall behind my desk. The updated metal style perfectly complements the anodized aluminum of most Apple products.

Other deals include:
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Staples/Best Buy/Walmart iPad deal roundup: iPad mini $200, iPad Air $339, iPad Air 2 $424, more

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A couple retailers are slashing prices on a slew of iPad models. There is truly an option for everyone’s budget. Jump into each link to scope out which colors are available.

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Use your savings to buy our favorite iPad mini charging dock or a super long 10 ft. Lightning cable so you can use your iPad before going to sleep without hanging over the side of the bed while it charges.
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RapidWeaver 6 Mega Bundle – themes, stacks, and plug-ins for website creation $80 ($673 value)

rapidweaver5You can save hundreds with MacUpdate’s RapidWeaver 6 Mega Bundle for only $79.99. That’s 89% off the retail price and it includes hundreds of dollars worth of extras. It also has themes, stacks, and plug-ins that help you easily layout your entire site without getting too technical.

“RapidWeaver 6 is one of the leading Web design solutions for Mac, empowering anyone to quickly and easily develop an attractive Web site without any knowledge of code.”

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Amazon Fire TV streaming media player $34 w/ Sling TV subscription or $84 w/o

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It’s been an exciting couple of months for cord cutters. Dish’s Sling TV streaming service has officially launched and just last week the company announced a partnership with Amazon and Roku to offer exclusive media player discounts.amazon-fire-tv-promo

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Now, here’s where it gets interesting. Amazon just kicked off a fresh discount that knocks its Fire TV player down to just $84. The aforementioned Sling TV promo extends a $50 Fire TV coupon code for new users of its service who sign up for three months of service ($20/month).

If you take advantage of both of these promos then you’ll haul in a new Amazon Fire TV box with three months of Sling TV access for a total cash outlay of $94 — Fire TV costs $34 after coupon and Sling TV service adds $60, which yields the $94 figure. That’s still $5 below the regular price of just the Fire TV.

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Acer 11.6-inch Chromebook 2.16GHz/2GB RAM/16GB SSD $160 shipped (orig. $200)

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Amazon is offering the 11-inch Acer Chromebook (model: CB3-111-C670) for a low $159.99 shipped. That’s $40 off the list price and the lowest Amazon has sold it for. Best Buy also has it for only $159 in-store and online. We’ve seen it for as low as $150 before at Staples, but this still a great deal.  It features an Intel Celeron N2830 Dual Core 2.16 GHz Processor with 2GB of SDRAM. It has 16GBs of Internal Storage and an 8.5 hour battery life.

Amazon customers gave it 4.4/5 star reviews. More details below:

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Small States: Cord Shoes churns out handmade boots with a story behind every pair, $250 giveaway

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Update: (2/21 12:05pm): @jayrodesign is our winner – thank you to everyone that entered our contest.

As advances in machinery and technology continue to progress in there modern world, there have been many “deaths” along the way in how our goods are manufactured. Many of the big brands that strive to create identical products over and over again, losing the unique aspect that comes with human interaction during the manufacturing process. Every single stitch must be perfect or the shirt gets tossed. Each cut is exactly the same for every pair of jeans on the rack.

While the precise nature of our evolving technology world is nice, many of the goods that we encounter lack that personal feel. Cord Shoes of Atlanta, Georgia does just the opposite of that. Proprietor Sarah Green, is creating beautiful handmade boots and accessories with skills that she has learned on her own. It’s a story that involves hard work, late hours and a lucky batch of Hurricane Katrina flooded machinery.

Today, we are going to tell you about Cord Shoes.

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Blub Uno USB desk clock uses 1950’s Nixie tubes to display time, temperature and more

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Designer Duncan Hellmers is making use of 1950’s cathode tubes to build his new retro USB desk clock. Much like the products found in our ongoing Small States feature, the Blub Uno is being created with a focus on blending old-school aesthetics and components with modern design.

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Home: Breville 900-watt juicer (refurb) $115 (orig. $200), Dyson cordless stick vac $320 (orig. $500), more

Breville the Juice Fountain Multi-Speed 900-watt juicer (RM-BJE510XL)-sale-01Today only, Woot is offering the factory refurbished Breville the Juice Fountain Multi-Speed 900-watt juicer (RM-BJE510XL) for $109.99 plus $5 flat rate shipping on your entire order. This juicer is still fetching the full $200 price tag new at just about all trusted retailers including Amazon and this is the lowest refurbished price we can find by $15.

This 900 watt stainless steel juice extractor features 5 speeds, a 3-inch circular feed tube, jug and froth separator, detachable spout, and the cleaning brush is included. It has received a 4.5/5 star rating from over 1,500 Amazon customers and comes with a 6 month warranty from Breville.

Target’s official eBay store is offering the Dyson Digital Slim DC59 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum for $319.99 shipped (matched at Best Buy). That’s $180 under the original $500 price tag, $55 below Amazon/the average selling price, within $22 off the lowest we’ve seen which was a very limited Black Friday Kohl’s sale and the current best price available.

It has “3x the suction power of any other cordless vacuum in use”, is powered by a digital V6 motor and uses “2 Tier Radial Cyclone” technology on various floor types. It comes with a “charger, on board accessories, crevice tool, washable filter, owner’s manual, wall mounting kit, telescoping extension wand, rechargeable battery” and a 2 year manufacturer warranty. This model has received a 4.3/5 star rating from over 560 Amazon customers.

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Kitchen Tech: Catch up on 10 great food and drink tool columns!

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This week, 9to5Toys is celebrating the tenth edition of my Kitchen Tech column, which is designed to help you create professional-caliber food and drinks at home. Every week, Kitchen Tech spotlights at least one cool modern tool that’s worth knowing about, ranging from delicious premium coffee makers to state-of-the-art sous vide machines, ultra-durable blenders, and high-quality bar tools.

9to5Toys readers have told us that they’ve “thoroughly enjoyed” Kitchen Tech, praising it as “very well written” with “great” book recommendations. Here’s what I’ve covered so far:

Column 1: Learn how to up your drinking game with magical ice ball makers, which transform everyday drinks into classics – recently updated with a great affordable pick!

Column 2: Radically improve meats, poultry, and fish with Sous Vide water baths, which turn plain pieces of meat into succulent, restaurant-caliber steaks, ribs, and more.

Column 3: Learn about avant garde cooking with incredible modernist cookbooks, which bring professional, modern recipes and techniques home.

Column 4: Explore part one of the world of bar tools, starting with fundamental items needed for preparing cocktails, then continuing with “good idea” tools that will make your drinks even cooler.

Column 5: Part two of the world of bar tools, including the “fancy stuff” that makes restaurant-caliber cocktails possible.

Column 6: Chemex’s new Ottomatic pour-over coffee machine, Wilfa’s Precision Coffee Maker, and the world of premium coffee makers.

Column 7: Explore home- and restaurant-caliber wine and champagne tools, including the Coravin wine preservation system and much more.

Column 8: Create restaurant-caliber rotisserie beef, pork, and poultry with the Showtime Rotisserie Oven, one of my favorite easy-to-use home cooking tools.

Column 9: Use a pressure cooker to create incredible fried chicken, sandwiches, crisped meats, soft beans, and rice in record time.

Column 10: Puree fruits, vegetables, and nuts into silky smooth smoothies and soups with a Vitamix blender, and create foamy cocktails with a hand immersion blender.

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Gameloft’s Modern Combat 5 Blackout for iOS hits its all-time lowest price: $1 (Reg. $4+)

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Gameloft’s Call of Duty-like military shooter, Modern Combat 5: Blackout, has hit its all-time lowest price ever on the App Store. Usually listed at $3.99 (and regularly as high as $7), you can pick up the game on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch for just $1. It has received 4/5 stars from 7,104 ratings and is listed as the “App Store’s Best of 2014 in 28 countries!”

Along with a series of updates over the holidays, Blackout features squad-based multiplayer with 4 customizable classes, chat, leaderboards and “limited time events”. There is also a full single player campaign here with light XP and weapon tier systems that takes you from Tokyo to Venice “to expose a lunatic who’s trying to tear the world to shreds.”

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Motorola Moto 360 Smart Watch w/ free $50 best Buy gift card for $300 shipped ($350 value)

As part of its President’s Day Sale, Best Buy offers a Motorola Moto 360 Smart Watch with a free $50 best Buy gift card for $299.99 shipped. That’s the same as its typical selling price, but with this deal you’re getting a free $50 credit to Best Buy. The bonus gift card will be automatically added to your shopping cart during checkout.

We were absolutely blown away by it during our testing:

The Moto 360 is the best smartwatch you can currently buy. If you’re thinking about buying one, go do it. Don’t look at the other Android Wear devices because they are inferior, at least for the time being.

… It’s a sleek and well-designed smartwatch that brings all the golden features we’ve seen with other solutions in the same space. I’ll continue to wear my Moto 360 until something better comes along, but even then, a smartwatch that looks this slick will be hard to ditch.

It doubles as an activity tracker and features Bluetooth 4.0, a built-in microphone, various sensors, and a stainless-steel case. Hundreds of Amazon reviewers rate it 4.1 out of 5 stars.

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