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

Daddy Days: If parenting had computer shortcuts – Opinion – Austin American-Statesman

Sometimes I wish there were computer shortcuts to parenting. Not parenting via computer, but that I had the option to use certain key combinations to address kids’ behavior the way you can a computer’s behavior.

For instance, if I’m working on a tedious project in the garage, and all the boys come pell-mell tumbling into the garage and start doing their impression of a stirred ant mound, I could just ctrl +alt +del and use the task manager to stop them before they knock everything off the work bench.

An added bonus of having a task manager menu to be able to view all current tasks this way would be the ability to identify which kid was doing what activity in the other room. Ctrl+alt+delete: I see boy number 3 is working on flushing action figures down the toilet. End process now.

Or think of the power of the refresh button. When I walk into the bathroom and find what appears to be the aftermath of a tornado, I could just hit F5 (ironic) and refresh what I’m looking at. This way I could easily tackle the mess, or rather wouldn’t have to.

Think of the time my wife could save by hitting ctrl + c (copying) after making a PB&J sandwich for lunch and then ctrl + p (pasting) it four more times for each kid.

Different keys perform different actions on different computer systems, but on the one I’m currently typing on Fn + F3 is the shortcut for turning the volume down. Man, could that ever come in handy.

Or what about dragging and dropping? If I could just point my hand at a boy, use the grab function, and then pick them up and move them wherever they were supposed to be (probably to bed) what

Turkey’s Drones Are Coming In All Sizes These Days

Turkey is developing an increasing variety of lethal armed drones that range from large high-flying bomb-laden ones to very small, low-flying ones that can form deadly swarms.

In recent years, Turkey has developed an impressive local drone industry from the ground up. Armed Turkish-built Bayraktar TB2 and Anka-S drones have already proven themselves in combat in operations in Syria, Iraq, and even as far afield as Libya.

Ankara is presently building a variety of bigger and smaller drones that will fulfill a multitude of different roles for the Turkish military. 

For example, in September 2020, Turkey’s upcoming Aksungur drone, built by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), completed a 28-hour-long test flight carrying various weapons.

According to TAI, the turboprop Aksungur carried 12 Turkish-built MAM-L (Smart Micro Munition) guided missiles under its wings. Such a payload is much bigger than what the Bayraktar TB2 or Anka-S can carry.

MAM-L’s weigh 22 kilograms and can hit targets up to 14 kilometers away. They can also be fitted with different kinds of warheads – from high explosives to warheads specialized in penetrating tank armor. The munitions proved their worth in February-March 2020 drone campaign against Syrian ground forces in Idlib province when Turkish Bayraktar TB2s and Anka-S drones successfully used MAM-L’s against several Syrian tanks and other vehicles.