Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale Is The Best Time For A Gadget Haul & Here Are Our Top 5 Picks

Confirmed.

Shipped.

Delivered!

These notifications have kept me sane through
the pandemic. Between working from home, doing the dishes and dying to step out
– the kind delivery bhaiyas were
always the reason behind the much-needed excitement during these stay-at-home
days.

Now that we’ve all gotten used to (read: totally
hooked to) online shopping, how can we not exploit the biggest, most-awaited
and coolest Flipkart’s
Big Billion Days sale to the fullest! This sale is set to make a comeback on October 16 and here’s
what we’re adding to our gadget haul:

1) Some Goodies For Your Grooming Basket   

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With a lot of our focus shifting towards self-care (and also how we look on video calls) – it’s only wise to upgrade your grooming stash. We’re talking about a quality trimmer. Thanks to Flipkart’s Big Billion Days sale, there’s a sea of trimmers to pick from. Our tops picks include – Beardo Trimmer Kit (originally Rs 2,240 – now, Rs 1,499) and Mi beard trimmer (originally Rs 1,199 – now, Rs 999). 

What’s more? Early access to the Big Billion Days Sale for Flipkart Plus customers starts on 15th October, at 12 in the noon! That’s a bonus day of availing through these offers.  

2) Who Doesn’t Like A Smartphone Upgrade!

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With the mind-blowing price drops this Big
Billions Day sale, it’s hard to resist a smartphone upgrade. However, the
offer on one brand stands out and grabs undivided attention – Samsung! Flipkart
has launched an industry-first Smart Upgrade Plan, in partnership with Samsung,
where a customer has to pay 70% of the special sale price while buying the
phone, and can exchange this phone for a higher model after a 12 month period.
For gen-next consumers who are always looking for upgrades and fancier phones,
this plan

Flippy the burger-flipping robot goes on sale

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A burger-flipping robot named Flippy, which is designed to hang upside down from a cook station in fast food kitchens, is now available globally for commercial customers, the bot’s maker announced today. Miso Robotics is hoping its Robot-on-a-Rail (ROAR) system will transform fast food, particularly with food prep challenges related to COVID-19 an ongoing problem.

The robot has undergone field trials in existing restaurants, including at select White Castle locations.

“We’re are incredibly excited to announce global commercial availability of Flippy ROAR,” said Mike Bell, CEO of Miso Robotics. “After we shared a sneak peek of the prototype in January, we’ve seen demand through the roof from operators, especially in light of COVID-19. Miso Robotics is confident that this demand will set us up for success and provide the automation the industry needs to not only recover but accelerate growth.”

Miso debuted its updated Flippy ROAR earlier this year to respond to a difficult challenge for those hoping to bring automation into existing kitchens. Namely, there isn’t much space around the stove or griddle, and human coworkers tend to need whatever space there is to maneuver. Miso’s engineers figured out a space-saving solution via an upside down rail installed under a standard kitchen hood. The design allows Flippy to move laterally across a work area while keeping all the equipment out of the way of human coworkers.

Fast food has been in the crosshairs of automation developers for the past few years, with the quick serve pizza sector taking a lead thanks to cooking and delivery innovations. Companies like McDonald’s have embraced automated kiosk-based ordering, and it’s a sure bet that automated food prep is close behind. The recent pandemic has only increased the likelihood of adoption as the restaurant industry looks to reopen and regrow. Miso Robotics is hoping

Only Amazon Prime Members Can Get These Face Masks and Shields on Sale This Weekend

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By now, you’ve hopefully gathered a vast collection of face masks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends all Americans over the age of 2 wear some sort of face covering in public, whether it’s at school, the grocery store, or back to the office, and if you need to stock up on protective gear, you’ll want to head over to Amazon this weekend. 

The retail giant has a massive selection of face masks and shields, but there’s a secret way Prime members can score them for less. Amazon has a section called Just for Prime that’s filled with thousands of discounted disposable and reusable face mask options.  

Disposable Face Masks Deals for Prime Members:

If you’re going the disposable route, the Eventronic filtered masks have over 1,400 five-star reviews from customers who say their snug fit makes them easy to wear with glasses. Prime members can score a pack of 50 for just under $10. For those wanting a more stylish disposable option (read: not your regular blue surgical mask), these sleek all-black face masks might be your best option. They’re made from three layers that are designed to offer comfort and breathability, but that also effectively filter particulate pollutants in the air. 

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Buy It! Eventronic Disposable Filter Masks, $9.87 (orig. $10.97); amazon.com; Eventronic 3-Ply Breathable Face Masks with Comfortable Elastic Ear Loop, $14.39 (orig. $19.99); amazon.com

Reusable Face Mask Deals for Prime Members:

Since wearing a face mask will be our new normal for the foreseeable future, it’s a good idea to invest in some reusable options, too. Anyone can save $2 on this four-pack of pleated face masks by clipping the special coupon, but Prime members can save just a little more on them. For something a little more fun, this pack of eight

South Africa Internet Spectrum: Sale May Boost MTN Group and Vodafone

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South Africa is planning to auction off more than 8 billion rand ($483 million) of high-speed internet spectrum following years of delays, giving a boost to wireless carriers such as Vodacom Group Ltd. and MTN Group Ltd.

The move will help to revive the economy by producing a rise in investment in broadband while helping to lower data costs, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Chairman Keabetswe Modimoeng said at a briefing on Wednesday. Units of various bandwidth are priced at between 9.8 million rand and 1.16 billion rand, he said.

Vodacom and MTN, the country’s telecom market leaders, have long called for the release of spectrum to grow in their domestic market. Previous attempts at starting the auction have floundered on political disputes over how it should proceed and who should benefit, and the matter is one of several planned reforms to have been mired in bureaucracy.

Vodacom and MTN said they would review details on the auctioning process when Icasa releases the conditions by no later than October 2. The companies are also pleased that a temporary release of new spectrum to help carriers deal with a surge in demand for data during South Africa’s strictest form of coronavirus lockdown has been extended to March 2021, with the completion of the auction.

Read More: Return of Same Old Problems Can Stall South Africa’s Rebound

President Cyril Ramaphosa included the auction of internet capacity in plans to revive the economy earlier this month, alongside moves such as curbing corruption and simplifying mining rules. South Africa is deep in recession, with an existing slump exacerbated by lockdowns to contain the coronavirus.

Interested parties can bid for spectrum until the end of

Joe Biden-Inspired ‘Will You Shut Up, Man’ Website Domain Is on Sale for $175,000

Joe Biden’s “will you shut up, man?” line from the first presidential debate on Tuesday night could prove very profitable, with someone trying to earn $175,000 by selling the standout quote as a domain.



a person in a suit and tie: President Donald Trump and former Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speak during the first presidential debate at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on September 29, 2020, in Cleveland, Ohio.


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President Donald Trump and former Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speak during the first presidential debate at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on September 29, 2020, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Biden’s retort came as he became agitated by President Donald Trump’s interruptions. While discussing the Supreme Court, Biden was struggling to be heard over Trump’s interruptions. Biden snapped and told Trump “will you shut up, man?”, before calling his Republican rival a clown.

The “shut up” remark was popular with supporters of Biden and critics of Trump, with some viewers frustrated at the disordered nature of the debate which led moderator Chris Wallace to face heavy criticism for struggling to keep the debate on track.

Aside from sparking fresh meme content for use for the rest of the campaign, the Biden team was quick to capitalize on the success of the line, creating and selling t-shirts for $30 within hours of the debate ending. The black t-shirt features an image of Trump with the quote layered on top and the Biden Harris logo beneath.

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However, the Biden team are not the only ones hoping to profit off the quote. The Biden-inspired domain name willyoushutupman.com is for sale with the current asking price of $175,000 or $14,583 a month.

The domain is being sold by a private seller, who describes the domain name as “the catchphrase that will be remembered for years” on Dan.com. A spokesperson from Dan.com told Newsweek that