Give The Gift Of Tech With These 9 Must-Have Gadgets

Christel Deskins

If you’ve got a tech-obsessed friend, you’ll know there’s nothing better than gifting them a brand new gadget that they can mess around with. But we also know that buying these new devices depends on the kind of person your friend is, which makes it a bit more difficult to give them something they don’t have or something they didn’t know they needed.

We’ve rounded up a few different gift ideas, so no matter what kind of friend you have, you’ll be able to grab a fun new toy for them to play with.

They also make pretty good gifts if you’re looking to treat yourself too.


Budget Options

Tile Mate ($35)

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If you know someone who is prone to losing their keys, it might be a good idea to gift them a Tile Mate. This handy tracker easily slips onto a keyring and can be located anywhere

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Apple has backed down in its latest developer fight, apologizing to WordPress after it pressured the website builder to add in-app payments

Christel Deskins



Tim Cook wearing a suit and glasses: Apple CEO Tim Cook. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images


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  • Apple apologized after trying to force WordPress to add in-app payment options to a free app.
  • WordPress’ founder said on Friday that Apple was refusing to allow any updates to the WordPress iOS app until the website builder added in-app purchases, from which Apple takes a commission of 15% to 30%.
  • Apple is in a fierce fight with developers including Spotify and Epic Games, the maker of “Fortnite,” over its rules about in-app purchases.
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Apple has backed down in its latest skirmish with a developer over its App Store rules.

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The tech giant on Sunday issued a rare apology to WordPress after it pressured the website builder to add payment options to its free iOS app to avoid being blocked from updating.

“We believe the issue with

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Global Clean Technology Market 2020 In-depth Assessment, Key Trend, Industry Drivers, Future Roadmap by 2025

Christel Deskins

The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content.

Sep 22, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
The recently introduced report titled Global Clean Technology Market 2020 by Company, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 provides an in-depth evaluation of historic facts (2015-2019) and forecasted data (2020-2025). The report gives market analysis on a worldwide scale, for instance, present and traditional growth analysis, competitive analysis, as well as the growth prospects of the central regions. The report consists of a thorough evaluation of the driving forces of the global Clean Technology market. The market is monitored based on segments along with type, application, and end-user. The report analyzes the industry trends in each of the sub-segments, from sales, revenue, and consumption.

The report highlights core business values, market trends, revenue growth patterns market shares, and demand and supply, production, key regions, revenue rate, and key

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Promising computer simulations for stellarator plasmas

Christel Deskins

Promising computer simulations for stellarator plasmas
The magnetic cage generated by the magnetic coils (grey) shapes and encloses the plasma. The turbulent variation of the plasma density is to be seen in the plasma cross-section. Credit: IPP, A. Banon Navarro

The turbulence model called Gyrokinetic Electromagnetic Numerical Experiment (GENE), developed at Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) at Garching, Germany, has proven to be very useful for the theoretical description of turbulence in the plasma of tokamak-type fusion devices. Extended for the more complex geometry of stellarator-type devices, computer simulations with GENE now indicate a new method to reduce plasma turbulence in stellarator plasmas. This could significantly increase the efficiency of a future fusion power plant.


For the fusion researchers at IPP, who want to develop a power plant based on the model of the sun, the turbulence formation in its fuel—a hydrogen plasma—is a central research topic. The small eddies carry particles and heat

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Lawmakers applaud grant to extend high-speed internet access in rural Arkansas

Christel Deskins

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    OZARK, AR (KFSM) — Since the coronavirus pandemic began, many rural school districts in our area have been worried about the lack of high-speed internet access. It’s a tool teachers need to keep kids on track in a virtual learning environment.

Senator John Boozman and Congressman Bruce Westerman joined Arkansas Valley Electric in Ozark Friday (Sept. 18) as they were awarded a 151 million dollar grant. They’re partnering with Virtual Wave Connect to bring broadband internet across the state of Arkansas and parts of Oklahoma.

“There’s a big willingness in Congress to provide the funding through lots of different entities. The Department of Agriculture was involved, the Federal Communications Commission was involved, the list goes on and on,” said Senator Boozman.

The Ozark School superintendent says when classes went virtual back in the spring, 20% of Ozark students did not have access to

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Uncomplicated Gadgets For People Who Aren’t Tech-Savvy

Updated on Sep 2, 2020. Posted on Aug 29, 2020

You probably won’t even have to teach your mom how to use the PhoneSoap cleaner or the one-click electric lighter.

We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

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A car charger with four ports even the least tech-savvy human can use without a struggle — all you’ll have to do is plug it in and you’ll be ready to roll!


Amazon

Promising review: “We always fight over whose phone Is gonna get charged when we travel, so I was happy to find out that

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Best website builder for musicians in 2020

Best musicians’ website builders

A host of different services will now let you put a website online, quickly and easily, no coding skills required – but if you’re looking for something to show off your talents as a musician then you need a more specific set of features.

Primarily, a way of uploading and sharing your tunes in a simple and secure way, even if it’s just snippets of songs rather than whole tracks or indeed albums.

If you’re a musician for hire then it can be useful to have some kind of booking system in place as well, or at least a contact form. On top of that, there are all the extras you might be interested in, like support for your own domain name or gallery pages to show just how many people came to your last gig.

Here are our picks for the best website builder for

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A 15-Year-Old Gixxer Is Still Faster Than The Most Advanced Modern Superbikes On The Track

The ‘K5’ Suzuki GSX-R 1000 was a revised version of the long-standing Gixxer dynasty, with a stellar totally new chassis, a totally new engine, more power, and less weight than the model it replaced. With a wet weight of 201 kg and 147.3 horsepower, it was an instant speed demon. But a decade and a half later it’s surely been beaten as king. I mean, look how far cars have come in 15 years. Leaps and bounds, right?

Ducati’s Panigale V4 S is certainly one of the highest performance superbikes on the market in 2020. It’s got a raucous 1103cc four-cylinder engine producing 186 horsepower to the wheel, and over 200 at the crank! It has perhaps the most advanced electronics suite in the world of motorcycles with mind-boggling traction control, torque delivery, and throttle mapping algorithms. The S model is delivered with semi-dynamic Öhlins dampers, and little downforce-inducing winglets

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Senate bill seeks standard for Philippine internet speed



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PHL internet speed

Several senators have filed a bill seeking to set a minimum standard for internet speed in various parts of the Philippines to ensure better connectivity in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Senate Bill 1831 or the proposed “Better Internet Act,” authored by Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto, Senators Grace Poe, and Manny Pacquiao sets the following minimum download speed that must be delivered by public telecommunications entities and internet service providers to their subscribers:

  • 10 Megabits per second (Mbps) for fixed broadband and 5 Mbps for mobile broadband in highly urbanized cities;
  • 5 Mbps for fixed broadband and 3 Mbps for mobile broadband services in all other cities; and
  • 3 Mbps for fixed broadband and 2 Mbps for mobile broadband services in rural areas.

Providers must be able to comply with these threshold speeds within three years from the proposed measure’s effectivity date.

To protect

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UK Website Builder, Zapp Sites, Offers Customizable Templates For Web Design At Affordable Rates With Free Initial Domain Registration And Hosting

UK Website Builder, Zapp Sites, Offers Customizable Templates For Web Design At Affordable Rates With Free Initial Domain Registration And Hosting

Zapp Sites is a one-stop-shop for growing businesses that need great websites to make an impression and do better than their competitors. Clients can choose from a range of excellent SEO-friendly templates best-suited for their niche and benefit from proven digital marketing support.

According to announcements released by Zapp Sites, its newly launched web design platform offers a fully-customisable template website. Zapp provides everything that a growing business needs to establish an online presence quickly. It is easy to use, and companies can have a website up and running following a simple three-step process. 

The first step is to select a package that is best suited for their needs. Customers can choose to pay upfront, or split the cost of their package in monthly installments. Currently, Zapp Sites is running a promotion under which domain registration is free for the first year, and free hosting is provided for the first

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