The $60 Desk Gadget Kim Kardashian Uses to Look Good On Zoom Calls

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As we usher in a new season this month, one thing is clear: Remote work is here to stay. Our focus is shifting from temporary adaptations (we’re looking at you, dining table–turned–office) to long-term ones. Yes, it’s time to buy that standing desk and, according to Kim Kardashian West, invest in good video call lighting. This week the reality star shared her setup on Instagram and called out the “best lighting for my Zoom sessions” as L3’s ZoomLite. 

In the midst of product launches and the announcement that Keeping Up With the Kardashians is ending, West has also been studying to become a lawyer. And we all know how seriously she takes her reflection. So if she says the ZoomLite reigns supreme, we believe her.

The $60 gadget clips on to the top of your computer screen for “professional Hollywood lighting” and takes up zero desk space. It offers

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This Small Gadget Safely Stores a Face Mask in Your Car

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We live difficult times, there’s no doubt about it, and in the last six months or so, each and every one of us just had to adapt to a completely different lifestyle that changed pretty much everything we do.

Including our relationship with cars, that is, as for some reason, face masks have become the new car air freshener because way too many drivers believe just hanging them to the mirror is okay.

As a side note, it really isn’t, especially because face masks should be stored in safe places where they can’t be exposed to any kinds of contaminants or even worse, where they can spread any potential virus that’s already attached to its filters.

This is a problem that a new device called Car Case4Mask wants to resolve, as it proposes a new approach to safely store a mask inside a car.

More specifically, this is a case

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Dr. Phil recalls Carroll Shelby’s race for the perfect golf gadget

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If you’re playing golf on Labor Day, you might think of race-car legend Carroll Shelby when you shank a ball into a water hazard.

Shelby — who was a dedicated member of LA’s exclusive Bel Air Country Club — invented other gizmos besides hot rods, and apparently spent much of his time on the links trying to concoct the perfect device for retrieving golf balls from the drink.

“I saw Carroll every day,” the late driver’s pal, Dr. Phil, told us. “We were really good friends. You know, he was Texan . . . I’m from Texas, and we were both members of the same club where we played golf. I met him there close to 20 years ago. He was a fun guy.”

The talk-show star added of his pal, “He was such an inventor! The most valuable club in my bag is the ‘ball getter’ . . .

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New gadget emerging as the getaway vehicle of choice for frontline criminals

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Electric bikes and scooters are becoming the new vehicle of choice for the criminals on the frontline of Merseyside’s gangland.

High-profile incidents in recent months – including a fatal shooting – have revealed their growing use by gunmen and drug runners.

Thieves have also targeted the vehicles as they grow in popularity among the wider population.

For years, off-road bikes have been seen as the preferred mode of transport for troublemakers.

Fast and agile, illicit scrambler bikers have long-known they can get between – or away from – crime scenes quickly on their bikes.

Able to go down alleys and through parks and fields, they are effective tools to escape pursuit by police officers on foot or in squad cars, with many of the more serious incidents leading to a police helicopter being scrambled to support efforts to track riders down.

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Woman praises ultimate $12 Kmart gadget

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A set of $12 LED lights from Kmart is the new must-have home decor gadget shoppers are racing to get their hands on this month.  

A fashion-loving fan of the store, Mary, bought four of the battery-operated light strips for her wardrobe and posted videos showing them automatically turning on when her doors are opened.  

Mary said the budget product has a 13-hour battery life and turn off after 30 seconds if no motion is detected.  

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a person standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Thousands of shoppers have praised a woman online for sharing how she used a $12 set of LED lights from Kmart to brighten inside her dark cupboard

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Thousands of shoppers have praised a woman online for sharing how she used a $12 set of LED lights from Kmart to brighten inside her dark cupboard

a person standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Mary bought four of the battery-operated light strips which automatically turn on when the closet doors are opened

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Mary bought four of the battery-operated light strips which automatically turn on when the closet doors are opened

‘So I bought these, Kmart for the win!’

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DTI eyes SRP on basic gadget features only

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The Department of Trade and Industry said it will decide this week whether to impose suggested retail price (SRP) on gadgets or not, hinting that if ever a price cap is imposed it may be applicable only on the basic features of the gadget.

DTI Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said the consumer welfare group of Undersecretary Ruth Castelo is studying the proposal and is expected to come up with the recommendations this week.

There has been some calls for SRP on gadgets because of the need to buy these learning tools as students have to adapt the online learning when school opens in October.

At first, he said, the DTI was reluctant on the call for SRP on electronic gadgets for educational purposes as schools have to implement online learning amid the pandemic.

The reluctance was largely because there are different features of these learning tools in

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Gadget fund drive in Baguio sought

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DONATION of gadgets is being eyed in the Summer Capital.

Councilor Betty Lourdes Tabanda is spearheading a fund drive through a resolution to help the Department of Education’s (DepEd) program on continuing education through blended learning.

“Many students, especially the indigent ones, are apprehensive that they cannot cope with the demands of the new modality since they do not have the needed electronic gadget such as a notepad or a tablet, personal computer or a laptop to use for the online class. This is despite the manifestation of the DepEd that the printed materials shall be distributed to areas with no internet connection or to students who cannot do online class within their financial resources,” Tabanda said.

The councilor said the blended learning system is an education approach that combines online or virtual class setting and the learning modular materials. It does away with the regular classroom or face-to-face setting

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Definition of Gadget at

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[ gaj-it ]

/ ˈgædʒ ɪt /


a mechanical contrivance or device; any ingenious article.



Stroll withershins—if you dare—through the words from June 22 to 28!

Question 1 of 7


Origin of gadget

1850–55; origin uncertain; compare French gâchette the catch of a lock, sear of a gunlock


gadg·et·y [gaj-i-tee] /ˈgædʒ ɪ ti/, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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definition of gadget by The Free Dictionary

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A small specialized mechanical or electronic device; a contrivance.

[Perhaps originally 19th century glassblowers’ jargon gadget, spring-pressure clip at the end of a punty to hold the foot of a glass being blown without creating a mark, probably from French gâchette, pawl, tumbler in a gunlock, strike plate : gâche, strike plate, collar or bracket for a pipe (from Middle French gasche, strike plate, iron hook, from Old French, calk of a shoe or horseshoe, from Frankish *gaspia, buckle, clasp; akin to Middle Dutch gespe, probably (with metathesis) from Germanic *gapsō, *gipsō; akin to Old Norse geispa, to yawn, and gapa, to gape) + -ette, diminutive suffix (from Middle French, from Old French; see -ette).]

gadg′et·y adj.



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Gadget – Wikipedia

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A gadget is a small tool such as a machine that has a particular function, but is often thought of as a novelty.[1] Gadgets are sometimes referred to as gizmos.


The etymology of the word is disputed. The word first appears as reference to an 18th-century tool in glassmaking that was developed as a spring pontil.[2] As stated in the glass dictionary published by the Corning Museum of Glass, a gadget is a metal rod with a spring clip that grips the foot of a vessel and so avoids the use of a pontil. Gadgets were first used in the late 18th century.[3] According to the Oxford English Dictionary, there is anecdotal (not necessarily true) evidence for the use of “gadget” as a placeholder name for a technical item whose precise name one can’t

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