Minted rolls out an on-demand photography service for around $100 per session

 When you go through a big life event — say a milestone birthday for a parent or a wedding — there are probably going to be a lot of mini-events that happen before and after the big one. But you might not think to hire a professional photographer for them and stick with a couple phone cameras because it can be tough to find those photographers. So Minted, a company that’s… Read More
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Best Tech Gifts Under $100

The holidays are rapidly approaching, and with that comes finding the perfect gifts (at the right price). These gifts are all under $ 100 and are sure to please the technology enthusiasts in your life.

10 Aukey White + RGB Touch Light – $ 25.99

This small light is perfect for adding a splash of color to your desktop, and offers three levels of white light, making it great for a nightstand too. The touch sensitive base means no hunting for a switch or dial – simply tap and the light comes on. Add a touch of modern lighting to you desk – pick one up here for $ 25.99.

9 XtremePro 4K Ultra HD Action Cam with Mounts – $ 69.99

If you’re shopping for an adrenaline junkie, this 4K action camera is a great gift for capturing the most extreme moments. Whether it’s skateboarding, surfing, or hitting the slopes, the included mounts can attach to almost anything you come up with. The camera’s rugged design allows for impact resistance, and can be submerged up to 98 feet. Available here for $ 69.99.

8 Anker Ultraslim Bluetooth Keyboard – $ 16.99

At just over $ 20, this Bluetooth keyboard is a perfect for pairing with an iPad, iPhone, or Mac (as well as Android and Windows, too) when on the go. Its rechargeable battery lasts for six months of daily use, and its slim design fits in almost any backpack or computer bag while leaving each device free from bulky cases. Get it here.

7 Fader Stealth Drone – $ 99.99

Drones are a hot gift for 2017, offering the freedom of flight without ever leaving the ground. With the built-in 720p HD camera, you can capture high definition visuals from the air, controlled by a simple remote control. The Fader Stealth Drone mini drone is great for beginners and advanced users alike, and won’t break the bank. Get it here.

6 Mpow Bluetooth Over Ear Headphones – $ 35.99

Give the gift of a quality listening experience with these over ear headphones from Mpow. With a solid build, impressive sound, and passive noise isolation, these are great for at the gym or the office. The foldable design and included carry pouch allows for them to fit in a backpack without risking damage, and doubles as storage for the included 3.5mm cable and charging cord. Get them here.

5 GorillaPower 5-Port USB Power Dock – $ 56.99

Living the multi-device life is great until it comes time to charge things. With the GorillaPower 5-Port USB Power Dock you can charge up to 5 devices from a single outlet. Additionally, the dock includes 2 traditional outlets on the back for charging non-USB devices (like a MacBook). The GorillaPower dock also offers surge and overheat protection, ensuring that your devices are safe when powering up. This is a great option for developers or tech enthusiasts with a large collection of devices. Get it here.

4 Jawbone JAMBOX Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – $ 47.99

With the JAMBOX, you can bring your music with you and get the party started on the beach, in the backyard, by the fire, or around the Christmas tree. The small JAMBOX Bluetooth speaker offers clear audio, whether it’s your favorite Christmas tunes, or the phone call to a loved one on Christmas day. The built-in battery offers up to 10 hours of playback, perfect for any occasion. Get it here.

3 Finch or Sidewinder 10,000mAh Charging Backpack – $ 49.99

Having a stylish and convenient way to carry your tech is almost as important as the tech you carry. With the Finch and Sidewinder charging backpacks, you get that stylish look, ample storage, and the added bonus of spare power for your gadgets. The built-in 10,000mAh battery is enough to charge an iPhone or iPad multiple times, and even has enough juice to recharge a USB-C or Thunderbolt equipped MacBook or MacBook Pro with power to spare. With the Finch or Sidewinder charging backpack, there is no excuse to have a low battery. Get it here.

2 Philips Hue 4-Bulb White Starter Kit – $ 99.95

The Philips Hue line of products have become the standard for most smart home lighting. With the Hue 4-Bulb Starter Kit, you can start your collection of smart lighting, and start automating lamps, patio lights, or any other standard light fixture. Additional white or color bulbs can also be purchased in the future for an ever-expanding smart lighting solution. With full HomeKit support, as well as support for Google Assistant and Alexa, the Hue lights are a perfect compliment to our #1 suggestion, as well. Get your starter kit here.

1 Amazon Echo Dot & Echo – $ 49.99 – $ 99.99

Amazon refreshed their Echo lineup this year, and improved the speaker in the full-sized Echo while they were at it. The new Echo offers all the things you’d expect out of a digital assistant, and comes in both cheaper and smaller than its predecessor. The Echo is the perfect kitchen or office companion, and is a nice in-home Speaker, as well. The Echo Dot is great for a nightstand or connected to a home entertainment system. Get the Echo for $ 99.99 on Amazon, or Amazon’s smaller Echo Dot for just $ 49.99.

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[Deal Alert] Jabra Elite Sport true wireless earbuds are $100 off at various retailers

Now that headphone jacks are being killed off, there’s no choice but to look at Bluetooth alternatives. There are tons of form factors out there, but the most fashionable right now is the truly wireless earbud, which is difficult to get right and usually quite expensive. The Jabra Elite Sport is a decent option, and it’s currently going for $ 100 less than its original MSRP.

At $ 249 there are potentially other options out there that make more sense, but for just $ 149 the Elite Sport is well worth your time.

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Lisa Jackson doubles-down on 100% recycled material use goal, lauds Apple’s environmental efforts

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Apple’s Senior Vice President for Vice President Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson granted an interview to an Australian publication, and continued to drive home Apple’s goal towards using 100 percent recycled materials across all of its products, Apple’s "right to repair" philosophy, and Apple’s point of view on the taxes it pays.
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[Deal Alert] Samsung Chromebook Pro for $449 and Chromebook Plus for $349 ($100 off)

There aren’t a lot of really great Chromebooks out there, but Samsung’s recent Chromebook Pro and Plus come close. Excepting the keyboards, each is one of the best devices in its class to have come out in the last year. And, in what looks like some early Black Friday preparation, retailers such as Amazon, B&H, Frys, Best Buy, and even Samsung itself have marked down prices for each. Right now you can pick up the Chromebook Plus for just $ 349, and the Chromebook Pro for $ 449.

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