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- Find inspiration in 24 pinnable celebrity quotes — Celebrity & News
- Get into the holiday spirit with 10 new nail launches — Beauty
- Remember Charlie Trotter for his impact on fine dining — Food
- Save cash with high-design gifts under $25 — Home
- Recall how Mindy's boyfriends are exactly like your exes — Entertainment
- Video: Upgrade to a rose bun for your holiday parties — Beauty
- Lose the bread but keep the sausage with Paleo stuffing — Fitness
- Get live expert advice on Google Helpouts — Tech
- Dissect a guy's personality by the type of sweater he wears — Love & Sex
- Avoid these "cool mom" mistakes — Moms
- Upcycle a tie into a phone case — Smart Living
Say you're at home struggling to perfect a smoky eye for a night out or can't figure out how to style that awkward corner in your living room. Wouldn't it be nice to have an expert pop in to help you out? Thanks to Google's new platform called Helpouts, that's not such a far-fetched reality.
The service, unveiled today, is similar to a video Hangout chat except instead of talking with friends, you get face time with experts who dish out advice. You pay either by the minute, by the task, or for a set length of time, determined by the specialist.
For now, you can choose from a number of practical categories like computer and electronics, cooking, art and music, fashion and beauty, home and garden, and health services. How do you know the service is legit? Google vets the experts and quality is measured by user reviews. And it's not just individuals who are offering advice — companies like Sephora and Weight Watchers are joining in, too.
During its iPhone 5S event in September, Apple introduced its M7 motion processor, a technology designed to help fitness apps work more effectively, which was showcased with an upcoming Nike app. That app, the Nike+ Move, arrived to the App Store this week as a new take on phone-based fitness trackers. Keep reading for why you should add Nike's new offering to your iPhone's fitness folder.
Those familiar with Nike's Fuelband will be one step ahead when it comes to making use of the free Nike+ Move app; Fuel Points are what you're after here. Since the app integrates with the iPhone's Game Center, users can connect with friends to challenge and out-fitness each other. Beat your average Fuel Points, and watch your goal ring change from red to green to win the day!
The app uses maps and graphs to break down the day's movement. Track where you move the most and at what times to make those healthy habits last.
If you were to stop and go through the quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies weighing down your purse or cluttering up your car cup holder, how much do you think you'd collect? $10? $25? Well, according to the experts at Coinstar, the average amount cashed in for eCertificates and/or gift cards at their coin kiosks is a whopping $56 — twice as much as people think they have. Talk about a nice, unexpected chunk of change as we head into the holiday season (especially since so many of us go over budget on holiday shopping!).
Our advice to you: make every coin count! Take a few minutes to grab all the spare change "jingle-belling" in your purses, pockets, car, and desk drawers, then hit your local Coinstar kiosk, where you can turn the contents of your coin jar into cash or no-fee eCertificates from popular brands, including Amazon, iTunes, Gap, and Starbucks. Click here to find the Coinstar kiosk closest to you.
Now that you know there might be more change lying around than you think, what would you do with those extra pennies this holiday?
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- 4 things the Internet needs to calm down about — Cracked
- How Google Helpouts offer one-on-one expert help — ReadWrite
- Why Kim and Kanye are suing the founder of YouTube — Newser
- There's so much action in The Hobbit's new trailer — POPSUGAR Entertainment
In December 2012, Nintendo made a most curious announcement; a product called the Wii Mini would be launching in Canada. For $100, the top-loading red and black console brought the same motion-sensing gameplay of the Wii at a fraction of the size and the price. The low-cost cousin of the Wii is finally landing stateside in November. Expect to see the Wii Mini — which has a similar aesthetic as the new Nintendo 2DS, a version of the handheld 3DS gaming system designed for younger children — hit stores midmonth at the same $100 pricing.
Nintendo isn't the only company that's released tiny tech to appeal to a bigger audience. As tech gets thinner, lighter, better — or at least marketing gets better labeling products "mini" — we decided to take a tour of the miniaturization of gadgets in recent years. From cars to projectors to even vacuums, take a look at what's gotten the pint-sized makeover.
Loving the mirror image as a woman enjoys a sunny day in France. This picture was submitted with the #CoolCapture hashtag by Instagram user laurentrekk.
Have you been testing out your photography skills and snapped a shot you want to share? Submit your pics to our Cool Capture group or to Instagram with the #CoolCapture hashtag, and your pic might be featured on the POPSUGAR Tech homepage! And don't forget to follow @POPSUGARTech on Instagram!
That older model iPad gathering dust on your bedroom floor is now your ticket to the new iPad Air. For a limited time, Target is running a special promotion that offers owners of previous iPad generations a better trade-in deal, during the fifth generation iPad Air's first week in stores.
From Nov. 3 to Nov. 9, get an appraisal of your device and receive at least a $200 Target trade-in gift card, which can be used to purchase new iPad Air or any other Target merchandise. The deal is valid for in-store trade-ins only. Currently, an iPad 2 in black with WiFi in working condition can be traded in for $125 in Target credit. On Nov. 3, that value will be upped to $200.
After Nov. 9, you'll receive up to $300 in Target gift card credit for old iPads, with no minimum trade-in value promised. A brand new iPad 2 with WiFi costs $399 from the Apple store. If Target doesn't offer the value you think you deserve or can't take your iPad, then try selling it on your own or send it to recycling.
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