Give the gift of easy cooking with the $160 KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer

Martha Stewart whom’st?

Today only, Amazon has a few colors of the KitchenAid Artisan Mini Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer discounted to $159.95, which is half off the normal price. This mixer has excellent customer feedback and is up for grabs in three neutral colors that will complement any existing decor scheme.

Compared to a classic KitchenAid stand mixer, this model has a 20% smaller footprint and it weighs 25% less. That doesn’t mean it skimps on the power, though. It’s compatible with all KitchenAid attachments, excluding bowls and beaters. The tilt-head design allows clear access to the bowl and attached items so you can easily add ingredients, and there’s a locking mechanism to keep the machine efficient when it’s mixing everything up.

You can pick up some accessories for this model as well, like a flat-edge beater and an extra bowl. Gifting this to your favorite elf? Consider pairing it with some Christmas cookie cutters. They’ll basically have to make you cookies afterward…

Martha Stewart whom'st?

Today only, Amazon has a few colors of the KitchenAid Artisan Mini Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer discounted to $159.95, which is half off the normal price. This mixer has excellent customer feedback and is up for grabs in three neutral colors that will complement any existing decor scheme.

Compared to a classic KitchenAid stand mixer, this model has a 20% smaller footprint and it weighs 25% less. That doesn't mean it skimps on the power, though. It's compatible with all KitchenAid attachments, excluding bowls and beaters. The tilt-head design allows clear access to the bowl and attached items so you can easily add ingredients, and there's a locking mechanism to keep the machine efficient when it's mixing everything up.

You can pick up some accessories for this model as well, like a flat-edge beater and an extra bowl. Gifting this to your favorite elf? Consider pairing it with some Christmas cookie cutters. They'll basically have to make you cookies afterwards.

For more must-have kitchen products, check out these discounted Vitamix blenders.

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XEdgeProtect prevents the iPhone X’s Home Bar from conflicting with apps and jailbreak tweaks

The iPhone X’s Home Bar tends to conflict with many popular apps and jailbreak tweaks. Fortunately, this new jailbreak tweak can solve that problem.

Starting with last year’s iPhone X, Apple nixed the Home Button from its entire lineup of smartphones and replaced it with the software-based Home Bar. The Home Bar resides at the bottom of your display, quietly waiting for upward swipe gestures for unlocking the handset or closing foregrounded apps.

The Home Bar compliments the iOS experience like bread and butter, and it also empowered Apple to achieve the signature edge-to-edge OLED display that many of us know and love, but it’s not without its quirks. Fortunately, a new free jailbreak tweak called XEdgeProtect by iOS developer smokin1337 addresses some of these issues.... Read the rest of this post here


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9 Great Sites Where You Can Explore the Benefits of Artificial Intelligence

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Artificially intelligence is now making its way into every aspect of your digital lives. While most companies cannot stop talking about what they’ve done in the field, there are a host of cutting-edge AI-powered websites that are useful for everyday tasks today. Here are several awesome and insightful artificial intelligence sites you probably don’t know about. 1. PixelDrive: Compress Your Photos PixelDrive is a cloud storage platform which employs a set of machine learning algorithms to significantly compress your pictures without compromising many details. Its developers say that only about 10% of quality is lost. And we did find that to…

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Artificially intelligence is now making its way into every aspect of your digital lives. While most companies cannot stop talking about what they’ve done in the field, there are a host of cutting-edge AI-powered websites that are useful for everyday tasks today.

Here are several awesome and insightful artificial intelligence sites you probably don’t know about.

1. PixelDrive: Compress Your Photos

Pixeldrive Demo

PixelDrive is a cloud storage platform which employs a set of machine learning algorithms to significantly compress your pictures without compromising many details. Its developers say that only about 10% of quality is lost. And we did find that to be true. For instance, a 4MB file I uploaded was brought down to 500KB and the quality seemed pretty much identical.

What’s more, since the engine is constantly learning to know which pixels are important and which can be eliminated, that number will only get less as more users sign up. PixelDrive is free for up to 1GB of data and for more, you will have to pay.

2. Rave: Be a DJ at Your Next Party

Rave DJ Demo

Artificial Intelligence has come to a point where it’s being considered a threat to several jobs and professions. And a new tool called Rave tries to replicate the job of a DJ.

Rave lets you mash multiple soundtracks into one mix with an automated AI-powered DJ. All you need to do is simply supply the YouTube or Spotify links and Rave will conjure up a remix in a matter of minutes. Surprisingly, more often than not, Rave’s claims do prove accurate and the outcomes it yields turn out coherent and enjoyable.

Rave is also entirely free of cost but you probably shouldn’t redistribute what it produces due to the absence of copyrights.

3. Iris AI: Find a Solution in a Research Paper

Iris AI Demo

If you’re still a student or a researcher, you know how painful it can be to locate similar papers online. Well, not anymore as AI comes to the rescue again.

Iris AI is a free service you can log into for surfacing related research papers based on their topics. You can begin by feeding in a title, existing link, or even a TED Talk YouTube URL. Iris AI will then comb through all the available resources and present you with a nifty interface you can quickly go through to find a specific document.

4. EveryPixel: Search for the Best Stock Photos

EveryPixel Demo

EveryPixel is a smart search engine for stock images which relies on a neural network to find the best ones available based on your search query. It does so by evaluating all of them through a beauty score and prioritizing the pictures which have the highest among all.

In addition, EveryPixel also cleverly breaks down your search terms to pull up the most relevant results. You can also filter them through a bunch of factors. Plus, there’s also an option to specify whether you’d like some free space on the stock image for any further edits or additions.

5. Delay Predictor: Avoid Flight Delays With AI

Delay Predictor Demo

Delay Predictor is a handy tool for travelers that can predict flight delays for up to three days in advance to your trip. It takes your essential information such as the flight number, dates, and sifts out the delay period if there will be any.

The tool functions by analyzing previous the flight’s history, and other circumstantial factors such as the weather. Unfortunately, though, Delay Predictor, for now, is limited to the United States.

6. Beautiful.AI: Impress With Beautiful Presentations

Beautiful.AI is the new-age presentation builder we all deserve. The app uses AI to help you through all the stages of creating a presentation. It begins with finding the appropriate template and you can nudge it by simply typing what is your presentation all about.

Next, you can employ a series of automated tools to add anything you want including pie charts, team members, demographics, and more. The AI engine can also adapt to the changes you make on its own and recommends new elements accordingly.

Beautiful.AI has a free plan that comes with 50+ smart templates and customizable themes.

7. Trint: Your Automated Transcription Service

Trint Demo

Trint is a digital transcriber that comes with the ability to process recordings (video or audio). You get editable as well as searchable transcriptions. In addition to that, Trint also offers a host of editing tools which can prove useful if you’re editing interviews such as highlights or assigning the speaker to particular sentences.

When done, you can export these into a variety of formats as well including XML, Microsoft Word, HTML, and more. If you are into transcription, consider signing up.

Trent does not have a free option in its pricing plans but does offer a free trial.

8. CaptionBot: Let a Robot Caption Your Photos

CaptionBot Demo

CaptionBot is a fun, little app that is powered by Microsoft’s Cognitive Services. CaptionBot illustrates how digital bots process images by generating a caption for any file or URL you upload. It only takes a few seconds for CaptionBot to come up with an outcome and it’s usually quite on point.

Of course, this can’t be used to figure out captions for Instagram posts but it’s certainly a nice, educational experiment.

9. Quick Draw: Google Helps You Draw

Google QuickDraw Demo

Another experiment you should take a look at is Quick Draw which is one of the popular Google AI Experiments. Its neural network tries to predict what are you trying to doodle as you draw it with a mouse or on a touchscreen. The game is built with machine learning (which is different from AI). Quick Draw learns as you play with it and you can notice that behavior if you try it a few times.

Artificial Intelligence Is Here

Artificial intelligence is a double-edged sword. There are dangers and there are benefits, like how AI is fighting cybercrime today. You can be worried and also question if A.I and machine learning’s effect on humanity.

To have a more in-depth understanding of the subject here’s why scientists think you should be worried about Artificial Intelligence.

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It’s time to buy a Vitamix, because select models are 30% off today

Smooth it yourself.

Today only, Amazon is offering 30% off a few different Vitamix blenders. Now, while a discount on a Vitamix isn’t unheard of, the prices we’re seeing in this sale are about as good as it gets. You can score a blender for under $200 which is a rare occurrence. There are two brand-new models and one certified refurbished model up for grabs.

Vitamix blenders are powerful. There’s no getting around it. They’re top of the line for a reason. You can create everything from frozen confections and icy smoothies to steaming hot soups and sauces using just one of these machines.

The least expensive model is the Vitamix E310 Explorian Professional-Grade 64-ounce Blender for $188.95. Note that this model is certified refurbished, but it will work perfectly, and comes with a 3-year warranty as well. This is also the model I’d recommend. It’s price is the lowest in its history and it isn’t so expensive that it will ruin the rest of your Black Friday shopping.

The most luxe m…

Smooth it yourself.

Today only, Amazon is offering 30% off a few different Vitamix blenders. Now, while a discount on a Vitamix isn't unheard of, the prices we're seeing in this sale are about as good as it gets. You can score a blender for under $200 which is a rare occurrence. There are two brand-new models and one certified refurbished model up for grabs.

Vitamix blenders are powerful. There's no getting around it. They're top of the line for a reason. You can create everything from frozen confections and icy smoothies to steaming hot soups and sauces using just one of these machines.

The least expensive model is the Vitamix E310 Explorian Professional-Grade 64-ounce Blender for $188.95. Note that this model is certified refurbished, but it will work perfectly, and comes with a 3-year warranty as well. This is also the model I'd recommend. It's price is the lowest in its history and it isn't so expensive that it will ruin the rest of your Black Friday shopping.

The most luxe model featured in the sale is the Vitamix 7500, which is more powerful, but almost $150 more. Most people will get by just fine with the Vitamix E310, which has a pulse feature, a variable speed dial, and a self-cleaning function too.

You may want to pick up The Vitamix Cookbook, which will help you get creative with your new culinary countertop companion. Say that five times fast.

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Thanksgiving Deal: Amazon Fire TV Game Controller Discounted To $14.99 From Its Usually High $50 Price

The Amazon Fire TV Game Controller is discounted to just $14.99 from its usual $50 price tag. Get it today and get your game on. [ Continue reading this over at RedmondPie.com ]

The Amazon Fire TV Game Controller is discounted to just $14.99 from its usual $50 price tag. Get it today and get your game on.


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6 Ways to Print With a Raspberry Pi

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Reckon your Raspberry Pi is just a little computer good for retro gaming, streaming video, and not much else? Wrong! It’s an ideal project computer that you can use for many practical purposes, from looking at the stars to acting as a substitute desktop. Which means it’s ideal for print projects! Here are six ways you can use a Raspberry Pi with a printer, from basic printing to running a 3D printer. 1. Basic Raspberry Pi Printing You can print to a printer with a Raspberry Pi in the usual way. Assuming you’re using the Raspbian operating system (it shouldn’t…

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Reckon your Raspberry Pi is just a little computer good for retro gaming, streaming video, and not much else? Wrong! It’s an ideal project computer that you can use for many practical purposes, from looking at the stars to acting as a substitute desktop.

Which means it’s ideal for print projects! Here are six ways you can use a Raspberry Pi with a printer, from basic printing to running a 3D printer.

1. Basic Raspberry Pi Printing

You can print to a printer with a Raspberry Pi in the usual way. Assuming you’re using the Raspbian operating system (it shouldn’t differ if you installed Ubuntu MATE), start by making sure the printer and the Raspberry Pi are on the same network.

Next, open a Terminal window and install the CUPS client software. Do not install the CUPS server software, as that will turn your Raspberry Pi into a print server. Scroll down to the next section to learn a bit more about that.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install cups-client

Follow the displayed instructions to install the client, then open the configuration file in the nano text editor.

sudo nano /etc/cups/client.conf

Here, add the following line:

ServerName [PRINTER.IP.ADDRESS.HERE]

For example, if the printer IP address is 192.168.75.80, you would enter

ServerName 192.168.75.80

Save the file with Ctrl + X, then exit. You’ll be able to print from LibreOffice and various other applications.

2. Wireless AirPlay Printing

With a Wi-Fi dongle attached, or using the Raspberry Pi 3 or later (with built-in Wi-Fi), you can make a pre-wireless printer into a wireless printer.

Better still, it can be configured for AirPlay compatibility, meaning you can print to your old printer from an iPad!

Connect your printer your network with a Raspberry Pi

This is all thanks to the CUPS software, installed this time as a server. Simply hook up a USB printer to your Raspberry Pi and configure CUPS correctly to install the driver and make the printer wireless. Our guide to making a wireless printer with your Raspberry Pi gives you all the steps you need to follow.

You don’t have to leave it there, however. Want to print directly from your iOS or Android mobile device? Adding AirPrint support to your Raspberry Pi print server makes this possible, and it’s even simpler than setting up CUPS.

Oh, and you can also set it up to print from Android devices, too!

3. Google Cloud Printing

Need to print something from your phone, tablet, or laptop, but you’re out of the house? Google Cloud Print is a great solution to this, but it requires you to have a suitably-equipped printer.

Fortunately, there is a DIY workaround that uses the Raspberry Pi. You’ll need a Google account, the Chromium browser installed, and set this up with Google Cloud Print.

All you need to do is open Settings > Advanced Settings and find Google Cloud Print. Click Manage Cloud Print devices and sign into your Google account when prompted. Be sure to check the Stay signed in box to ensure your printer remains available.

Click Add printer against the device you want to print from to gain cloud access. You’re then ready to print from anywhere, just as long as you’re signed into the same Google account.

4. Connecting a Thermal Printer

It isn’t only standard inkjet printers that can be connected to a Raspberry Pi. Thermal printers, which use special heat-sensitive paper, can also be hooked up.

“Thermal paper” shouldn’t be unfamiliar to you. ATM receipts, shop receipts, even temporary ID badges in government buildings are typically printed on this heat-sensitive paper. It’s basically paper that has the ink built-in, only appearing when heat is directed. The result is readable, and can be used for barcodes, QR codes, and even photographs.

Compact, and low-powered, a thermal printer might cost more than a budget inkjet, but you won’t need to buy ink! If you don’t own a thermal printer already, start off with the Adafruit model, which is used in the accompanying video.

Thermal printers come in many shapes and sizes. Label printers, such as those produced by Dymo, are typically thermal printers. They’re often found in offices, bought mainly to avoid the waste of printing out a sheet of labels when only one is required.

5. 3D Printing With Raspberry Pi

Want to put your Raspberry Pi in charge of your own mini production line? If you own a 3D printer (or are planning to build one) then the Pi makes a great dedicated system for managing your 3D prints.

Several projects are available that can help you to do this, but the most popular is probably OctoPrint. This is available as a disk image for all Raspberry Pi models, from the A, through to the 3B+, as well as the Zero and Zero W.

If you know how to install a Raspberry Pi operating system, this will be simple to set up, and you can even power the Pi from most 3D printers.

Once up and running, you might even print a new case for your Raspberry Pi. When you’ve done that, check out our list of Raspberry Pi 3D printer projects.

6. Raspberry Pi Wedding Photo Booth

Planning a party or a wedding reception, and not sure about the fee for the wedding booth? Simple: build your own!

Wedding photo booths are typically wooden structures with a push-button camera mounted inside, and a photo printer connected. Often, the wedding organizer will include some amusing props and backgrounds to create a fun-looking photograph.

However, these booths are often expensive to hire, so setting up your own photo booth is a good way to save money.

All you need is a Raspberry Pi, a camera module, and a suitable printer. For extra low-budget point scoring, a label printer or even a thermal printer should work. If you want something a bit more hi-res for people to remember your big day, however, some portable photo printers can work with a Raspberry Pi.

For example, an LG Pocket Photo printer can receive photos via Bluetooth from a Raspberry Pi and instantly output them.

Ways to Print With a Raspberry Pi, Recapped

The Raspberry Pi is so compact and flexible that it can do more than simply send a document to your printer. We’ve looked at six ways to print with the Pi:

  1. Basic local and wireless printing
  2. Make a print server with AirPlay support
  3. Set up Google Cloud Print
  4. Use a thermal printer
  5. Control a 3D printer
  6. Create a wedding photo booth

Looking for more projects? Check our list of awesome ways to use a Raspberry Pi.

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