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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Coming to the Mac with Support for Metal 2

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Feral Interactive announced Tuesday it was bringing Deus Ex: Mankind Divided to the Mac. Better yet, the company is adding in support for Metal 2, Apple’s graphics API. Deus Ex is a cyberpunk-themed action-role playing franchise, with Mankind Divided being the most recent installment. It was released on PC in August, 2016. In this installment, players are Adam Jensen, an augmented covert agent. I loved the original Deus Ex, and am delighted to see Mankind Divided come to Mac. It’s going to be released December 12th for US$59.99/£39.99/€49.99 on Steam and direct from Feral Interactive. There’s a Deluxe Edition version, too, for $89.98/£64.98/€79.98.

Here's a Portable Battery That's Also a Qi Wireless Charger: $58

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Wireless Power Bank + Wireless Charger Adapter (White/iPhone)

Check out the Wireless Power Bank + Wireless Charger Adapter, a portable battery that comes with a Qi wireless charging pad. That means you can use it to charge your iPhone 8/Plus and iPhone X wirelessly on the go. It’s $68.25 through our deal, but coupon code GIFTSHOP15 brings it down to $58. The link takes you to a white model, but there’s a black option, too. You can also get the battery without the adapter if you want.

Check Out This Cool Invention that Could Help Robots (and Other Things) Move More Efficiently

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Check out this crazy-cool invention called Inception Drive by Alexander Kernbaum of Stanford Research Institute (SRI), the same organization that developed Apple’s Siri. It’s an actuator, but one that uses a pulley-within-a-pulley to produce an infinitely-variable transmission. This technology could be used to make robots move more efficiently, and perhaps even make them safer. While Mr. Kernbaum’s focus is robotics, his invention could be applied to any number of uses where things move, and that’s just way cool. The IEEE Spectrum has more on the invention, including the video below. I love how Mr. Kernbaum is casually hanging out in a hallway with demo models of something that could change the way humanity’s machines move.

GOOSE VPN 5-Year Subscription: $34

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GOOSE VPN on a MacBook

We have a deal on a five year subscription to GOOSE VPN. The service includes 59 servers around the world, plus simultaneous use on an unlimited number of devices. Platforms supported include Mac, iOS, Windows, and Android. It’s $39.99 through us, but we have a coupon code—GIFTSHOP15—that brings it down to $34.

Watch Apple's New Commercial, 'iPad Pro - Markup'

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Apple has a new spot called iPad Pro – Markup. It shows the same young woman featured in the What’s a Computer? spot. In this commercial, she’s sitting around with her iPad Pro talking to a friend with FaceTime. She snags a screenshot, marks up the screenshot, and then sends it to the friend in iMessage while continuing the conversation. It’s all fluid, natural, and easy. It ends with the tagline, “A new way to markup instantly.” On the one hand, I’m not sure how many kids can afford an iPad Pro. On the other, I think this delivery speaks perfectly to young people, and that’s entirely the target market.