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For the mainland U.S., Hurricane Maria's path is now a waiting game



Hurricane Maria is the strongest and most devastating storm to hit the island of Puerto Rico in modern memory. 

The storm roared ashore, making landfall on the U.S. territory on Wednesday as a Category 4 storm, bringing extreme flooding to the island that is home to 3.4 million people.

Communications are mostly down in Puerto Rico, with reports that the entire island was without power as of Wednesday due to the storm’s extreme winds and the territory’s aging power systems. 

The river gauges across Puerto Rico are all going straight up toward record flooding with a lot of rain yet to come#Maria pic.twitter.com/4viPohPJBJ

— Eric Fisher (@ericfisher) September 20, 2017 Read more…

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For the mainland U.S., Hurricane Maria's path is now a waiting game



Hurricane Maria is the strongest and most devastating storm to hit the island of Puerto Rico in modern memory. 

The storm roared ashore, making landfall on the U.S. territory on Wednesday as a Category 4 storm, bringing extreme flooding to the island that is home to 3.4 million people.

Communications are mostly down in Puerto Rico, with reports that the entire island was without power as of Wednesday due to the storm’s extreme winds and the territory’s aging power systems. 

The river gauges across Puerto Rico are all going straight up toward record flooding with a lot of rain yet to come#Maria pic.twitter.com/4viPohPJBJ

— Eric Fisher (@ericfisher) September 20, 2017 Read more…

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These ‘Game of Thrones’ products won’t make the final season come any faster, but they're still pretty cool



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(EDITOR’S NOTE: MAJOR GOT SPOILERS AHEAD)

The White Walkers have broken past the wall, Daenerys made her mark on Westeros, and Sansa and Arya are back together. Now with the final battles on the horizon and a few loose ends left to tie up, it seems like the last chapter of Game of Thrones won’t come out quickly enough, leaving GoT-shaped holes in our GoT-shaped hearts. 

But fret not. We can always fill in the deep and vast canyon between us and Season 8 with some neat Game of Thrones swag that will help keep us warm until winter is finally here again. Read more…

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These ‘Game of Thrones’ products won’t make the final season come any faster, but they're still pretty cool



Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: MAJOR GOT SPOILERS AHEAD)

The White Walkers have broken past the wall, Daenerys made her mark on Westeros, and Sansa and Arya are back together. Now with the final battles on the horizon and a few loose ends left to tie up, it seems like the last chapter of Game of Thrones won’t come out quickly enough, leaving GoT-shaped holes in our GoT-shaped hearts. 

But fret not. We can always fill in the deep and vast canyon between us and Season 8 with some neat Game of Thrones swag that will help keep us warm until winter is finally here again. Read more…

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Meet the Ferrari of portable chargers



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Your portable charger is a Toyota Camry. And that’s cool, no disrespect—we’re sure it gets the job done. 

This portable charger, on the other hand, is a Ferrari. Alas, it leaves your Camry in the dust.

The Anker PowerCore Portable Charger is one of the most high-powered battery packs on the market. It carries 26800mAh of power, which is enough to fully charge your iPhone up to ten times—and it comes with three USB ports, so you can charge all your devices at once.

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Meet the Ferrari of portable chargers



Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.

Your portable charger is a Toyota Camry. And that’s cool, no disrespect—we’re sure it gets the job done. 

This portable charger, on the other hand, is a Ferrari. Alas, it leaves your Camry in the dust.

The Anker PowerCore Portable Charger is one of the most high-powered battery packs on the market. It carries 26800mAh of power, which is enough to fully charge your iPhone up to ten times—and it comes with three USB ports, so you can charge all your devices at once.

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How to ‘kill’ your marketing and profit from its demise



The authors of “Killing Marketing” say if you don’t evolve, you’ll die

“Marketing and innovation produce results,” wrote Peter Drucker, “all the rest are costs.” 

Sadly, in a world where over half of all digital advertising—an industry expected to hit $75.6 billion by the close of 2017—won’t be seen by an actual human… that assessment no longer stands. At least not when it comes to marketing.

The symptoms are everywhere.

Ad blockers, fake traffic, and bots (oh my). Toss in plummeting consumer trust and the skyrocketing cost of getting your message seen and, apologies to Mr. Drucker, but marketing is most certainly a cost. Read more…

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A water flosser is a lot more fun than regular flossing, just saying



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You’ve been hearing the merits of flossing from your dentist since you can remember, and lying about your habits for just as long. But let’s face it, flossing is not a pleasant process. It’s awkward, it’s uncomfortable, and can even get downright painful.

The good news is that you can now save your teeth and gums from the rigors of daily flossing, without misleading your childhood dentist (because word always gets back to Mom). The Aqua Water Flosser is an electric flosser that does the dirty work through powerful water streams.  Read more…

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