Moms who say they don’t want anything for Mother’s Day are lying. But buying a present for the woman who gave you life doesn’t have to mean emptying out your bank account. We’ll be updating this post with the best gift-able deals, so you can get Mom something nice and still save money. Your mother didn’t raise you to be wasteful, after all. Advertisement Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter and Facebook, or sign up for our newsletter to never miss a deal. Update: Today only, you can save 25% sitewide at 1800Flowers with promo code FLOWERSAVE25. Depending on the cost of your order, that code may or may not be worth more than the FREESHIP Mother’s Day code, and you can only use one, so try both at the final stage of checkout to get the best deal. If you’ve ever bought flowers online, you’ve probably taken a pause and a deep breath when you got to checkout and saw how much they cost to ship. It makes some … [Read more...] about The Kinja Deals Guide to Discounted Mother’s Day Gifts [Updating]
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Today, Twitch begins a seven-week endurance run/celebration of all things old-school Doctor Who, live streaming over 500 episodes worth of adventures in Time and Space. Unless you happen to have seven weeks of free time starting imminently (in which case, I envy you), you likely can’t sit down and watch all of it. So here’s a few must-watch storylines to dive in for. Given that 500-plus episodes is, well, a whole damn lot, in order to break this down into a more digestible format we’ll be recommending a few choice selections for each of the first seven Doctors, as well as the times and dates they’ll be broadcasting on Twitch Presents over the next seven weeks. If you want to see the full schedule of stories that are airing and the time of each daily block they’re in, you can check them out in both Pacific and GMT time-zone formats over at the official Doctor Who website here. Advertisement First Doctor An Unearthly Child—The story that started it … [Read more...] about The Best Stories to Watch During Twitch’s Absurdly Ginormous Classic
The ad for today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe SsangYong says it was imported without a drivetrain with the intention of turning it into an electric car. That’s a crazy plan, but not half as crazy as the Ssangyong itself. Let’s see how crazy it’s price might be as well. Toyota’s RAV4 is the company’s best selling product in the U.S., having Advertisement The same apparently can’t be said for its old school antecedents. Just last Friday we looked at a first generation RAV4; That wasn’t enough though How crazy are you? I mean, you’re here reading this so2008 SsangYong Actyon into the States with the plan to convert it to electric power. Advertisement I mean, why wouldn’t you just pickup a decent Honda Ridgeline and try and AC/DC it? At least the Honda would Now, you might have some other, perhaps more pressing questions. Those are probably along the lines of ‘what the hell is a SsangYong Actyon?’ and, … [Read more...] about At $2,500, Could This 2008 SsangYong Actyon Roller Turn You Into a Lover of Korean Shortbeds?
Nowadays, a lot of popular consoles have USB adapters for their gamepads, but if you really want that nostalgic feel, here's how to convert your old gamepad into a USB controller for your PC. Whether playing video games with the keyboard just doesn't do it for you, or you're really trying to recreate that old game console feel, this is a mod sure to bring back memories from simpler times. You don't need any super deep knowledge of electronics to pull this off, although be forewarned that there is a bit of soldering involved. Other than that, though, the project isn't too difficult— it's just a matter of connecting ribbon cable to each individual button. The instructions use an old SNES controller, though you could likely recreate it with any old school gamepad. There's even an optional mod for a built-in accelerometer to control the mouse. Hit the link for the full instructions, and let us know if you've ever pulled anything like this off in the comments! Advertisement USB … [Read more...] about Turn Your Old School Video Game Controller into a USB Gamepad
Your video game console is great for playing games, but you might not realize it's also one of the best media centers around. Here's how to set up all of the modern consoles so you can stream videos and music to them right from your computer. The PS3 and the Xbox 360 both have media center capabilities built right in, so they're easy to set up. The Wii (and Wii U) don't have as much built-in, but have workarounds that can turn them into media boxes as well. In this post, we'll break down how to set up each console, as well as the best practices for getting the best quality out of your stream. Advertisement What You'll Need For the Xbox and PS3, we'll use PS3 Media Server (despite it's name it works great on the Xbox 360) because it's simple, free, and cross-platform, but you have plenty of other options. With the PS3 and Xbox 360 you can also copy videos directly to the hard drive (or play via a USB stick). It's cumbersome compared to streaming wirelessly, but we'll talk a little … [Read more...] about The Complete Guide to Turning Your Video Game Console Into a Living Room Media Center