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Looking Ahead to E3: What to Expect From Microsoft

With only a few short months left to go until June’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, new details about the conference are starting to emerge. Don’t worry. This article doesn’t need to come with a spoiler alert. There’s nothing significant about the recent leaks, but when you’ve been dealing in conjecture and hearsay like we have, every little bit counts. It’s nice to finally have some concrete facts to work with, even if they are sparse, and today we’re taking a closer look at what we can expect from the Microsoft booth.

Timing is everything
Microsoft announced its keynote press conference will be held at 2 pm PDT on Sunday, June 11th. For regular E3 attendees, you’ll know this is a switch up from the norm. Usually the big gaming companies host their special demonstrations on the Monday. This scheduling hasn’t always been kind to Microsoft. In the past, they’ve presented first thing in the morning, usually as a type of opener for Sony, which holds its press briefing in the afternoon. By claiming the Sunday for its own, Microsoft will gain more visibility for its game and hardware lineup, suggesting they’ve got a lot to show off this June.

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Deal Of The Day: 58% Off On Blue Apron Plans

It’s actually considerably easier and maybe even cheaper to eat out. This is sad, because outside food tends to be less healthy than home-cooked meals. The issue, for many people, is that buying ingredients for one recipe often means having a bunch of stuff left over and going to waste. Well, Blue Apron Plans has a different approach. They send you pre-portioned ingredients along with a recipe on how to combine them into a tasty home-cooked meal.

Whether you’re new to the kitchen or you’re looking to spice things up with exciting, seasonal recipes, Blue Apron will deliver just what you need. It’s simple – you’ll get fresh, gourmet recipes and the highest quality, sustainably-sourced ingredients to bring them to life. With this incredible deal, you’ll prepare three meals for two people within a week’s time. Just long enough to get hooked on delicious home cooking.

– Receive pre-portioned ingredients for 3 recipes to be cooked & enjoyed by 2 people delivered to your door
– Enjoy farm-fresh produce, high-quality antibiotic free meats & sustainable seafood, artisanal spices, grains & cheeses
– Learn to cook with Blue Apron’s always original and top notch recipes, new every week
– Support small-scale farmers with specialty produce and unique ingredients
– Meals are 500-800 calories per serving
– Blue Apron is available to most U.S. addresses excluding Alaska & Hawaii. To see if Blue Apron delivers to your area, click here
– Note: for new subscribers only

Normally $59.94, it’s now $25 for three two-person meals.

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Kardia Portable EKG Goes Beyond Novelty

There are a ton of heart rate sensors on the market, from the ones that turn your smartphone’s camera into a heartbeat detector, to the chest straps that can track your rhythm during a workout. What all of those lack is the precision of the Kardia Portable EKG. In as little as 30 seconds, by simply placing your fingertips on the sensor, you can get a medical-grade EKG that could help you detect issues like Atrial Defibrillation, which could lead to a stroke. For people already suffering from possible heart disease, this $99 device could provide you with a convenient way to track any potentially life-threatening changes, and to seek medical help in a timely manner. Not only does it measure and track your data, it also stores it and can share it with your doctor.

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Deal Of The Day: 86% Off On Premium Collection 1800 Thread Count Sheet Set

After a long day of making snarky comments online, you’re going to want to hit the sack. What better place to do that than in a bed fitted with the Premium Collection 1800 Thread Count Sheet Set. We have to say, 1800 Thread Count sounds very enticing to us.

Enjoy premium bamboo fiber comfort at a pedestrian price with this sheet set. Featuring a flat sheet, a fitted sheet, and four pillow cases, you can encapsulate your entire bed in delightful softness. Best of all, this durable fabric means these sheets will stay soft and wrinkle free for years to come, no matter how often they’re washed.

Regardless of the thread count, the asking price of $41.99 would be low for any sheet set, let alone one made out of bamboo like this one.

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The HeatBuff Keyboard Hand Warmer

Gone are the days where you have to do your typing with cold, rigid fingers. The HeatBuff Keyboard Hand Warmer uses infrared light to warm up your digits, while presumably leaving your keyboard and mouse cold enough to touch comfortably. The beams can be repositioned, so you can point one at your mouse and the other at the keyboard. It plugs into the wall outlet… which is strange for a product meant to be used on your desktop. It’s going through its Kickstarter funding phase, and it has reached its goal. If you want one for yourself, you’ll have to pledge $71, with delivery by December 2017.

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Deal Of The Day: 50% Off On The Anchor, The Original Under-Desk Headphone Stand Mount

The little things can sometimes make the biggest difference. Take The Anchor: The Original Under-Desk Headphone Stand Mount as an example. It’s an inexpensive and simple solution of finding an elegant place to put your headphones, that doesn’t take up valuable desktop space.

Need somewhere to put your headphones when you’re not using them at your desk? How about hanging them underneath with The Anchor, the original headphone hanger? This sturdy yet flexible hook adheres to your desk with industrial-strength adhesive, giving you a spot to hang two sets of headphones that won’t shatter your knee cap if you happen to bump it. Organize your desk, take care of your headphones, and preserve your knees, all with one little hook.

Normally $20, today’s deal slashed that price down to $9.99.

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Deal Of The Day: 66% Off On The Stress Spinner

Look, we all fidget when we’re stressed. Whether it’s by clicking your ballpoint pen, tapping on your table, or even playing with the ultra-popular Fidget Cube, having something to play with seems to help people focus and destress. The Stress Spinner in today’s deal is a pretty cool addition to your stress-fighting arsenal.

Deal with your stress and fidgety hands in a more productive way with the Stress Spinner. The hottest new fidgeting tech on the market, this simple handheld spinner is perfect for school-aged sufferers of ADD as well as adult weekday warriors needing to maintain their focus. Just hold the spinner in one hand and use the other to spin it rapidly – as you get more practice, you’ll be able to pull it out of your pocket and start spinning indefinitely, whether you’re lost in thought on the train or struggling to get through a project.

Normally $60, it’s $19.99 with today’s deal.

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Fireproof Skulls Will Spice Up Your Firepit

Nothing says “I’m your nice, warm, and welcoming neighbour” than a fire pit stacked with a bunch of fireproof skulls. If that’s the kind of image you want to project, these skulls will satisfy your every need. Made from “heat-tolerant ceramic and lava granules, layered over a steel structure”, each skull weighs 10lbs and costs a hefty $65, meaning that if you want to recreate something like what you see in the picture, you’ll have to spend at least $500. It’s a small price to pay to display this much flair, though.

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Designer Fire Extinguishers Are Meant To Blend In

Fire extinguishers are usually bright red, presumably so they’ll stand out and be easily identifiable as a safety device. This does have the unintended side effet of making them look rather ugly, encouraging you to put them somewhere away from sight and possibly harder to reach. However, these Designer Fire Extinguishers from Safe-T function just like regular ones, only they sport a slightly more appealing exterior. Sure, someone might mistake one for something other than a life-saving device, but we’re hoping no one in your household is stupid enough to get this confused. There are dozens of different designs, and prices range between $99 to $199.

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