This sonic toothbrush will give your teeth a next-level clean on the cheap

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Shyn toothbrush bundles give you everything you need to properly take care of your pearly whites.
Shyn toothbrush bundles give you everything you need to properly take care of your pearly whites.

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TL;DR: Start taking better care of your teeth with a Shyn Sonic toothbrush bundle for as low as $52.99 as of July 8.

Sure, you brush your teeth — but are you doing it the right way? If you’re still using an old-fashioned manual toothbrush, it’s time for an upgrade. It turns out that those who use an electric toothbrush have less tooth decay, healthier gums, and end up keeping their pearly whites longer, according to research from the Oral Health Foundation.

But not all electric toothbrushes are equal.

Meet the Shyn Sonic Toothbrush, a new take on dental care that definitely brings some next-level energy to your oral hygiene practice. This lightweight toothbrush delivers a minimum of 31,000 brushes per minute. (That’s a whole lot of clean.) Not surprisingly, it does a bang-up job of removing more plaque than a manual brush. It’s also especially designed to protect your gums; some extra good news considering the CDC reports that 47% of U.S. adults 30 years and older have some type of periodontal disease.

The Shyn Sonic Toothbrush is the ADA-approved sonic toothbrush you’ve been waiting for. It comes equipped with four unique brushing modes — clean, white, sensitive, and massage — so you can customize each cleaning session depending on what feels right. You’ll also have five intensity levels to choose from. Either way, you can expect a just-left-the-dentist level of freshness.

For a limited time, you can get Shyn with four whitening brush heads and strips for just $59.99. That’s a steep discount of over 60% off. Those looking to dip their toe in the sonic toothbrush water can opt for this Shyn Sonic Toothbrush with Brush Head Assortment Bundle for $52.99.

What we’re getting at here is that you have options. Folks who have tried it and love it might want to consider a bundle of eight whitening brush heads, marked down for a limited time to $64.99. Or you can go all-in with this $74.99 collection of whitening brush heads and flossers.

Either way, don’t be surprised if your dentist notices a difference.

Shield your eyes from the wrath of blue light with a screen protector

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These screen protectors let you enjoy a clear display without harming your eyes.
These screen protectors let you enjoy a clear display without harming your eyes.

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TL;DR: Keep your eyes protected with the Ocushield anti-blue light screen protector for $29.99, a 36% savings as of July 8. 

Fun fact: we spend more time staring at screens than we sleep these days. About 11 hours per day, on average, in case you were wondering. If your job requires screen time, that number is probably even higher.

Besides the fact that too much screen time has been tied to insomnia, there’s another implication on our health we never really think about. Exposure to blue light — the glare that comes from our devices — can strain your eyes and even cause headaches. Crazy, right?

Fortunately, there are ways to shield your eyes from damaging blue light. One of the simplest ways is by grabbing a pair of blue-light-blocking glasses. But if eyeglasses aren’t your thing, you can opt for an Ocushield Anti-Blue Light Screen Protector to protect you.

Developed by qualified optometrists, these screen protectors not only effectively block up to 90% of harmful blue light emissions, but they’re also made of super-strong tempered glass with a scratch-resistant oleophobic coating. And unlike the “night mode” on most devices, it doesn’t give your screen that strange retro orange tint.

Here’s a quick clip showing you how easy it is to apply to your phone:

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The Ocushield obtained the world’s first and only medical rating — MHRA Class 1 — for a blue light filtering screen protector. Plus, it’s rated 4.3 out of 5 stars on Amazon. Basically, it’s the real deal.

Grab this screen time game-changer for only $29.99 (regularly $46.99) for a limited time. That’s 36% in savings. It’s available for iPhone SE, 7, 8, 8 Plus, X, XR, XS, 11, 11 Pro, and Samsung S8, S9, S8+, and S9+. Make sure you select the appropriate device before you purchase. 

How to get wine, beer, and liquor delivered to your door fast and cheap

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Get drinks delivered right to your door with Saucey's service.
Get drinks delivered right to your door with Saucey’s service.

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TL;DR: Get wine, beer, and other drinks brought right to your doorstep with $50 worth of Saucey liquour delivery credit for just $34.99 as of July 8, a 30% savings. See cities below.

New research shows a massive spike in online alcohol sales over the past few months as people have been tapping into subscription sites and delivery services to get beer, wine, and liquor delivered to their doorstep. Which makes a lot of sense in these socially-distant times.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of watching alcohol appear at your door, now’s a good chance to try it out, since the alcohol delivery app Saucey is offering up a deal. You can get a $50 credit for 30% off and check wine, liquor, and/or beer off your shopping list without ever leaving your home if you live in one of the following cities: Chicago, Dallas, Fresno, Houston, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Miami, NYC, Orange County, Orlando, SF East Bay, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Silicon Valley, South Bay LA, Tampa, or Washington DC. (Not on the list? Hold your horses; your day will come.)

Saucey partners with local liquor stores across the country, offering up a unique menu to socially-distant city dwellers. Within 30 minutes, your order will appear on your doorstep like magic. Pure liquid magic. Choose from your favorite beers, wines, tequilas, vodkas, whiskeys, gins, and more. Heck, depending on your city, they’ve even got snacks, mixers, and tobacco products to boot.

What’s easier than a beer run? Sitting on the couch. Get $50 in Saucey Liquor Delivery credit for only $34.99 for a limited time. Upon purchase, you’ll receive a digital voucher code. This code must be redeemed on the Saucey site and only applies to your first purchase. Your order must be more than $50 for the code to apply. In other words, use up every dang dollar.

ICE to foreign students: If you’re just taking online classes, you can’t stay in the U.S.

The coronavirus pandemic has made education hard enough with the abrupt shift to online learning that schools, teachers, and students have had to suddenly make these past few months. Now, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would like to make that move even harder for foreign students.

On Monday, ICE posted an update to its Student and Exchange Visitor Program which disallows foreign students from remaining in the U.S. if they’re enrolled in a college or university that’s planning all online courses for the fall semester. 

Basically, if you’re in the U.S. on a student visa and attending a school with all remote learning, you have two options: You must leave the country or transfer to a school with in-person learning. Any failure to comply will result in deportation. 

Furthermore, if you’re a student planning to enter the country on a student visa in order to attend a remote-semester school in the fall, you will not be allowed in the U.S.

As schools across the country struggle with reopening plans as the fall semester fast approaches, ICE’s new rules certainly don’t make things easier. The coronavirus pandemic remains an ongoing issue, and one that’s worsening in some parts of the country.

“In yet one more in a long line of attacks on legal immigration, the Trump administration is now closing the doors to immigrant students,” said New York Immigration Coalition VP of Policy Anu Joshi in a statement. “Many of these same students have gone back home to contribute to their countries, while others have applied their knowledge as specialized workers in the U.S. economy, especially in Silicon Valley.”

There are still some exemptions to ICE’s rules. According to its update, certain students here on visa will be allowed to stay in the country if they’re attending a school “adopting a hybrid model” of both in-person and online courses. ICE has lifted its usual limit of one online course for international students under this model. However, educational institutions will need to certify that the student’s program “is not entirely online, that the student is not taking an entirely online course load this semester[.]”

ICE instituted temporary exemptions earlier this year when the coronavirus pandemic shut down in-school learning. Under normal circumstances, international students here on a visa aren’t allowed to take more than one online course while in the country. But for the spring and summer semesters this year, ICE waved that rule which allowed foreign students to take a complete lineup of fully online courses. With these new changes, those exemptions will not be extended for the fall semester, barring those attending schools under the  hybrid model.

Joshi also pointed out another party who’d be hit: the academic institutions themselves.

“At a time when colleges and universities of all sizes are struggling with virtual learning and the uncertainties of COVID-19, they are now faced with losing students who have been a crucial revenue source for schools,” she said.

However, foreign students won’t technically have to leave those schools. From ICE’s perspective, online courses can be completed in the student’s home country. However, Miriam Abaya, a policy associate at the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, pointed out how some students come from countries lacking good internet connection for remote learning. There’s also the issue of time zone differences, which can make these online courses especially difficult.

So, what is a foreign student to do? Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, policy counsel at the American Immigration Council, believes that if given the choice to attend remote classes from their home country or transfer, many of those here on a student visa will go to a different school this fall in order to stay in the country — even if it means transferring out of Harvard.

“This is a shameful and short sighted decision that will have far reaching consequences,” said Joshi.

TikTok will exit Hong Kong amidst controversial national security laws

TikTok will pull out of Hong Kong within days, becoming the latest of several tech companies to react to the region’s controversial new national security laws.

The short-form video app announced its impending withdrawal from Hong Kong on Monday, with the news coming in the wake of new laws brought into effect on June 30. 

“In light of recent events, we’ve decided to stop operations of the TikTok app in Hong Kong,” a TikTok spokesperson said in a statement provided to Mashable.

Under Hong Kong’s widely condemned new laws, criticising or expressing disapproval for government authorities may be considered a criminal offence. Companies operating within Hong Kong could also be required to censor content, or hand over user data to the Chinese government. That’s exactly what TikTok doesn’t want.

TikTok has continually denied accusations from several countries that it shares data with the Chinese government, and has recently made attempts to distance itself from China. Reuters reported in May that its Chinese parent company ByteDance is shifting TikTok’s global decision-making and research power outside China, while the app released a statement addressing U.S. privacy concerns in October last year. 

“Let us be very clear: TikTok does not remove content based on sensitivities related to China. We have never been asked by the Chinese government to remove any content and we would not do so if asked. Period,” read TikTok’s statement.

“We are not influenced by any foreign government, including the Chinese government; TikTok does not operate in China, nor do we have any intention of doing so in the future.” (Though TikTok is owned by a Chinese company, the app is unavailable in mainland China.)

With the implementation of the new national security laws, TikTok may have no choice but to withdraw if it wants to keep this resolve. Hong Kong was already a relatively small, unprofitable market for TikTok, but it seems the risks now outweigh the rewards of staying.

TikTok isn’t the only big name in tech to have been impacted by Hong Kong’s national security laws. Twitter and Facebook both recently stopped responding to data requests from Hong Kong authorities pending review of the laws and their implications. The companies expressed concerns regarding the impact of the new laws, with a Facebook spokesperson telling Mashable it is consulting with international human rights experts.

“Like many public interest organizations, civil society leaders and entities, and industry peers, we have grave concerns regarding both the developing process and the full intention of this law,” a Twitter spokesperson told Mashable.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra specs revealed in FCC listing

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is becoming less of a secret by the hour. 

A few days ago, Samsung Russia accidentally leaked an image of the upcoming phone on its website. And now, an FCC listing for the device, spotted by MySmartPrice, gives us a look at some of its specs. 

According to the listing, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor with 5G connectivity, and wireless charging (it’s possible that the chipset in question is actually the yet-unannounced Snapdragon 865 Plus). 

Samsung has also received certification for a new LED View Cover for the smaller Galaxy Note 20 Plus, and the FCC listing mentions an S-Pen that likely belongs to the smallest variant of the phone, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20. 

No other specs have been revealed in the listing, though we know from the leaked image that it’ll have a triple-lens rear camera on the back. Other rumors say the phone will come with a 6.9-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, as well as 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage or more. 

That’s not all, though. YouTuber Jimmy Is Promo has posted some real-life images of the black version of the Note 20 Ultra, showing it from all sides. The photos show a single, centrally positioned selfie camera and thin bezels on the front, and confirm the triple camera setup on the back. In one of the photos, you can clearly see that one of the cameras on the back has a periscope lens. Also, that camera bump is absolutely massive.

Finally, a recent report in Korean’s ETnews says that the Note 20 series will launch on Aug. 5, with the phone becoming available in Korea on Aug. 21.  

Uber is reportedly buying food delivery company Postmates for $2.65 billion

Uber is reportedly acquiring food delivery startup Postmates for $2.65 billion, with official confirmation of the all-stock buyout expected as soon as Monday. 

The news was reported Sunday by Bloomberg and The New York Times, both of which cited anonymous sources with knowledge of the deal. Uber Eats’ vice president Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty is expected to take charge after Postmates is absorbed by its former competitor. It isn’t clear what role Postmates CEO and co-founder Bastian Lehmann will have, if any at all.

Launched in 2011, Postmates is active in over 4,200 U.S. cities and services over 600,000 restaurants. According to Second Measure, the company took eight percent of all food delivery sales in the U.S. during May, trailing behind DoorDash at 45 percent, GrubHub at 23 percent, and Uber Eats at 22 percent. Assimilating Postmates will likely give Uber Eats’ numbers a notable boost.

This acquisition is significant for Uber, particularly as the coronavirus pandemic has seen use of its ride sharing service fall by up to 70 percent in March. Uber has been making moves to strengthen its food delivery service as demand booms amidst the pandemic, withdrawing from less profitable countries and attempting to acquire GrubHub earlier this year. Though GrubHub eventually sold to Just Eat Takeaway for $7.3 billion, it seems Uber has found itself a consolation prize.

Mashable has reached out to both Uber and Postmates for comment. This story is developing.

Tesla launches ‘S3XY’ short shorts, breaks its website

Elon Musk wasn’t kidding about launching Tesla shorts. 

Over the weekend, the Tesla CEO announced the new product on Twitter: Tesla short shorts with “S3XY” emblazoned on the back. They’ve proven so popular that the website went down at one point (as of publication time, it’s working again). 

“Celebrate summer with Tesla Short Shorts,” says the product description on Tesla’s website. “Run like the wind or entertain like Liberace with our red satin and gold trim design. Relax poolside or lounge indoors year-round with our limited-edition Tesla Short Shorts, featuring our signature Tesla logo in front with “S3XY” across the back. Enjoy exceptional comfort from the closing bell.”

The shorts are part of a long-running joke aimed at Tesla shorters, that is, people who borrow and sell Tesla stock, hoping for a decline in price so they can buy it cheaper and make a profit. People who are short a particular stock are often loudly criticizing the company behind it, and Musk has been waging war against shorters — and the SEC, which he considers somehow complicit in the campaign against Tesla — for years. 

Even the price of the shorts are a joke. They cost $69.420, with the “420” being a reference to both weed and Musk’s now-infamous tweet about taking Tesla private at $420 a share, which has gotten him in a lot of trouble with the SEC. 

In any case, the shorts have apparently proven to be quite popular. Right now, they’re only available in XL, with all other sizes being sold out. 

Were your taxes a hot mess? This receipt tracker app is 87% off.

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Foreceipt makes it easy to keep track of all your spending.
Foreceipt makes it easy to keep track of all your spending.

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TL;DR: Get a 5-year subscription to Foreceipt’s receipt tracker app for $29.99, an 87% savings as of July 5.

We’ve all encountered it: piles of receipts in need of filing all year until Tax Day comes along. Some are crumpled in our wallets, some are stacked in drawers, and some are laying around random places in the house or office. 

It can be overwhelming to keep track of each and every expense. Now that we’re in the last stretch before the tax deadline (PSA: it’s on July 15th), it’s time to put measures in place to do better next year. 

This is where Foreceipt comes in — the ultimate solution to paper chaos.

Check it out:

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Rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars and used by half a million business owners, self-employed workers, contractors, and freelancers, this app is your own personal bookkeeper that digitizes your receipts, bills, and invoices, so you don’t have to. It’s as easy as taking a photo. Seriously, all you have to do is snap a photo and the app will do the rest of the legwork of filing it in the right place.

You’ll be able to easily track your taxes, income, and daily expenses from the palm of your hand. Foreceipt will even provide you with an expense report that you can access from your mobile app or their web portal. That way, you can have a complete picture of your financial health within arm’s reach. 

This special 5-year subscription offer will save you 87% off the total value, dropping the price down to a one-time fee of only $29.99.

Emotional intelligence classes designed to help you become a better human

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This bundle covers lessons on self-awareness, empathy, and so much more.
This bundle covers lessons on self-awareness, empathy, and so much more.

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TL;DR: Work towards becoming more self-aware with The Emotional Intelligence and Decision-Making bundle for $34.99, a 96% savings as of July 5.

Humans kind of suck these days. Seriously. A quick scroll through Twitter will validate that. With emotions running high, empathy, social skills, and self-awareness (some of the main areas of emotional intelligence) have seemingly gone out the window. But there are ways to get back in touch with your feelings and become a better human, like with this Emotional Intelligence and Decision-Making Bundle.

Coined as a concept in 1995 by psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman, emotional intelligence centers around the ability to manage and monitor one’s own as well as other’s emotions and use them to guide one’s thinking and actions. An emotionally intelligent person will have a higher chance of success and a stronger ability to effectively lead.

So, what does it take to become emotionally intelligent? According to Goleman’s work: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills. With 13 hours of content and 10 courses, this bundle helps you build up those five elements and grow as a person.

After a highly-rated introductory course covering how emotions influence performance, relationships, and decision-making, you’ll dive into vital life lessons about conflict management, managing stress with emotional resilience, as problem-solving. You’ll also learn about behavioral styles and personality types in and out of the workplace, which will help you develop more engaging and long-lasting relationships through communication and motivation. When you understand the reasons why someone acts the way they do, it can change everything for the better.

And perhaps most importantly, there are courses in self-expression and self-awareness. Through a series of lessons, you’ll explore the way you express your emotions and how it relates to your self-confidence, assertiveness, and emotional independence. By the end of all 10 courses, you might even start making sense of who you are in the world, understanding your values, strengths, and weaknesses, and how they can support or limit you in your life. In other words, some seriously deep stuff.

All of these courses are taught by Robin Hills, an emotional intelligence coach, trainer, and facilitator with over three decades of experience. They’re all rated over 4 out of 5 stars and have earned rave reviews. Even better, they’re all on sale.

Regularly, it would cost you $990 for all 10 courses, but for a limited time, you can get them bundled together for only $34.99.