Google will allow you to manage contextual advertising on your smartphone and other devices


Google has announced the launch of My Ad Center or «Ad Management Center». It will allow you to control the types of ads you see on Search, YouTube, and Discover.

My Ad Center can help you block inappropriate ads, choose relevant topics, get information about what data was used to personalize certain ads, and disable personalization altogether.

If necessary, it will be possible to activate a ban on the use of YouTube browsing history and certain activity on the Internet, so that, for example, already outdated data does not affect the selection of ads.

The selected settings will be applied wherever you are logged in with your Google account. My Ad Center rolls out to devices worldwide starting October 20th. All options will be available through the profile menu.

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Apple disables smart home control from SberDevices


SberDevices reported that Apple has removed the Salyut and Salyut! apps from the AppStore. Smart home”, therefore, on iOS devices, the ability to control the smart home of the ecosystem has disappeared.

Users will no longer be able to connect new Sber devices, and will no longer be able to manage gadgets and scenarios in the mobile app interface. This is due to a violation of network connection settings in remote versions of applications, they noted in a chat for users of Salyut virtual assistants.

SberDevices developers are already working on solving the problem. For now, you can control Sber devices with virtual assistants (SberBox, SberBox Top, SberBox Time, SberPortal, TVs on Salyut TV) by voice or via the remote control.

For Android users, all functions, including control through applications, continue to work.


Best deals of the week: discounts from AliExpress, Zarina, Button Blue and other stores


Discounts on AliExpress

card reader

Gadget from Orico with two plugs: USB-A and USB-C. It will help you directly transfer files from SD and microSD memory cards to your smartphone. Also available is a USB 3.0 card reader. You can use it only from a PC, but the data transfer rate will be higher. Both models are priced the same.

Price: 534 → 347 rubles.


Xiaomi wireless charger

The gadget is suitable for charging devices that support the Qi wireless charging standard. The device has protection against overheating, short circuit and overload. The maximum charging power reaches 50W. Power adapter and cable are included.

Price: 3,481 → 2,785 rubles.



Budget ultrabook Dere MBook M11 for study and work. The model has a 15.6-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels. Inside, a quad-core Intel Celeron N5095 processor is installed, supplemented by 12 GB of RAM. SSD storage capacity — 256 or 512 GB to choose from.

The body is completely made of aluminium. There is a backlit keyboard and a fingerprint scanner built into the touchpad. The laptop comes pre-installed with Windows 10. There are red and silver models to choose from.

Price: from 30,407 → from 25,238 rubles.


Baseus charging cable

Using the Baseus cable, you can quickly recharge gadgets with Lightning, USB-C and microUSB connectors. The power supply can be connected via a USB‑C plug with a USB‑A adapter. The length of the model is 1.2 m. Three colors are available with fast delivery from Russia.

Price: 1,590 → 1,113 rubles.


Wireless headphones

Anker Soundcore Q35 Bluetooth headset with 40mm drivers and four built-in microphones. There is active noise reduction, support for the LDAC codec and Hi‑Res Audio. Thanks to the swivel design of the cups, the headphones sit comfortably on the head and do not press. The ear pads are made of soft material that is pleasant to the touch.

In addition to Bluetooth, NFC can be used for wireless connection. You can also connect to two devices at the same time. The battery charge is enough for 40 hours of use. Available in two colors: black and blue.

Price: 13,708 → 6,443 rubles.


Mini power bank

The advantage of the device is a small size of 8.5 × 3.5 × 2.5 cm. Such a power bank will be more convenient to carry in a bag or pocket than conventional external batteries. 2600mAh or 5000mAh models are available on request with built-in USB‑C or Lightning cables. There are 10 colors to choose from.

Price: from 1,462 → from 717 rubles.


Discounts in other stores

Female sneakers

Model from Skechers designed for the cold season. The upper of the sneakers is made of natural suede and dense textiles with water-repellent impregnation. The lining made of soft and warm material, as well as the edge of faux fur, will protect you from frost. Comfort while walking will provide a high shock-absorbing sole. Available in sizes 36-41 and two colors: black and olive.

Price: 9,999 → 6,999 rubles.


Hair Mask

A mask with a lipid complex will help restore and strengthen damaged and weakened hair. The tool will also help out with frequent styling with stylers and hair dryers: it will reduce the harm from high temperatures.

Price: 2,390 → 1,450 rubles.


Set of dishes

The Tefal set includes two frying pans with a diameter of 24 and 28 cm, as well as a universal removable handle. If you remove it, you can use the dishes for baking dishes in the oven. On the inner surface there is a Thermo‑Spot heating indicator — when it turns completely red, you can start cooking.

The pans are compatible with gas, ceramic and electric stoves.

Price: 6,499 → 3,849 rubles with promo code HOT30.



Urban style from adidas, made from tough, waterproof polyester. The backpack has one roomy compartment and a rubberized bottom — the contents will be protected from moisture. Outside there are a couple of drawstring pockets and a carrying handle. The filled backpack can be reduced in size with two straps on the sides. The straps are adjustable in length. Size: 40 x 30 x 12 cm.

Price: 1,997 → 1,398 rubles.


Toy box

The 60 x 32 x 41.5 cm toy container is made of durable plastic. The box has a lid and wheels — the child will be able to independently move it around the room while cleaning. There are two colors to choose from.

Price: 1,699 → 1,199 rubles.


Mugs set

Set of four porcelain mugs with a volume of 350 ml. The products have an interesting handle design: they are made of transparent plastic with red inserts.

Price: 2,990 → 1,196 rubles.


Horizontal bar

The horizontal bar from Bradex has a spacer design — it can be easily and quickly installed in a doorway. Fasteners are included for a more secure fit. The length of the model is adjustable from 60 to 100 cm. Material — steel with anti-slip polyurethane pads.

Price: 1,123 → 499 rubles.


Promo codes and promotions


By promo code LITRES you can get a one-month subscription to the online library for half the price. Access to a collection of tens of thousands of electronic and audio books will cost 199 rubles instead of 399. The subscription is automatically renewed, but you can cancel it at any time.


Button Blue

The store is having a mid-season sale. Jackets, warm trousers, jumpers and other high-quality children’s clothing can be bought with discounts of up to 40%.



For all denim from the online store assortment, prices are reduced by 20%. It will turn out to be profitable to buy jeans of various styles, shirts, dresses, skirts and other fashionable models.


Please note: All prices are valid at the time of publication. Stores can update the cost of goods during the day.

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Honor Play 40 Plus Inexpensive Smartphone With 6,000mAh Battery Announced


China launches Honor Play 40 Plus, the latest affordable 5G smartphone. Modification with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of memory will cost only 1,199 yuan (≈10,200 rubles).

The device is equipped with a 6.74-inch screen with a resolution of 1600 × 720 pixels and a refresh rate of 90 Hz. Processor — MediaTek Dimensity 700 (7 nm), which can be supplemented with 6 or 8 GB of RAM. Battery — 6000 mAh with 22.5 W charging.

Image: Honor

At the back of the smartphone, there are two cameras: a 50 megapixel main camera and a 2 megapixel one for measuring the depth of field of the frame. For selfies, a modest 5-megapixel module is provided in the teardrop-shaped cutout of the screen. There is a fingerprint scanner on the side face.

Honor Play 40 Plus supports Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4 + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.1 and GPS/GLONASS/Beidou. The device is based on Android 12 with the Magic UI 6.1 shell. The start of sales will take place at the end of the month.


Introduced the world’s first champagne that can be drunk in zero gravity


GH Mumm has unveiled a futuristic champagne bottle that fully complies with the certification requirements of France’s National Center for Space Research (CNES). This means that you can drink the contents directly in zero gravity, which the manufacturer demonstrated during a parabolic flight on Airbus.

Image: Mumm

The Mumm Cordon Rouge Stella sparkling bottle is coated with a protective layer of aircraft-grade aluminum. The cork is fixed by a special valve made of stainless steel. When pressed, a soft ball of champagne appears. Astronauts will be able to catch it with a special long-stemmed bacal, which resembles a plowed field.

Image: Mumm

At the same time, the liquid itself is stored at the top of the bottle and comes out as foam only when natural gas is passed through it from the bottom. This mechanism prevents the champagne from spilling when opened.

Designer Octave de Gaulle noted:

Of course, this project is very inspiring due to its high-tech nature and its 100% French identity, from design to production.

But it’s also very interesting, because the technology serves a larger purpose here: Champagne condenses the memory of terroir, climate, ancestral knowledge and taste sensations for all those who will evolve away from Earth.

This GH Mumm project is over five years old. The bottle was first tested back in 2018, but the final version has just been released.

Image: Mumm

The Mumm Cordon Rouge Stella will launch into space as part of the upcoming Axiom Space manned mission and will eventually allow astronauts to raise a glass on the space station to celebrate the success of the flight. The cost of the bottle has not yet been announced.


Lofillama is a service with electronic music in different genres for work and leisure


It is actually not so easy to choose music for study, work and relaxation — it must be unobtrusive for immersion. The free Lofillama service will help you with this and provide the perfect backdrop for any activity.

The service allows you to listen to music in Lo‑Fi style and other electronic genres. A total of ten different stations are available, including Synthwave, Retro/Electro and many more, including anime openings.

In addition to controlling playback and volume, the player’s intuitive interface displays a clock and motivational quotes. To switch stations, use the drop-down menu in the upper left corner.

An interesting feature of the service is also cool pixel art animations that complement the music with a visual component. As a rule, these are plots from games, films, anime. They change every few seconds and match the track being played.

Lofillama is completely free and available from the link below.

Listen to music →

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Russia is preparing an analogue of Apple Pay and Google Pay for Mir cards


In Russia, they are starting to introduce an analogue of Apple Pay and Google Pay for Mir cards, which will work by generating a QR code on the user’s smartphone. Already on October 25, this method will become available for integration to banks, Izvestia writes.

Unlike payment via SBP, where the customer scans a QR code at the store’s checkout using a phone, here, on the contrary, a store employee scans a QR code, which is generated in the customer’s mobile banking application. Payment in this way will be faster.

This payment method will be especially useful for owners of Apple smartphones — this will allow them to pay for purchases again without the help of «plastic».

So far, it is known that Post Bank, MTS Bank, PSB, UBRD and Russian Standard Bank are planning to introduce this payment method. In order for the new technology to be widely adopted, both banks and shops will need to improve their information systems, and this will require time and financial resources.


An affordable flagship Infinix Zero Ultra with a 200 MP camera arrived in Russia


Infinix introduced the Zero Ultra smartphone in Russia. This is the top model in the company’s lineup. It features a 6.8-inch Full HD+ AMOLED curved display with up to 900 nits of brightness and a 120Hz refresh rate.

Image: Infinix

Responsible for performance is a 6-nanometer MediaTek Dimensity 920 with 5G support, complemented by 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of internal memory and a liquid cooling system. Battery – 4,500 mAh with 180 W charging (from 1% to 100% in 12 minutes).

Image: Infinix

The main camera is represented by three modules: the main one is 200 MP (sensor 1 / 1.2 ″, OIS), wide-angle 13 MP and depth sensor 2 MP. The front camera in the screen hole is 32 megapixels.

Image: Infinix

Among other things: an in-screen fingerprint scanner, a slot for two SIM cards and microSD memory, Wi-Fi 6 support and preinstalled Android 12 with XOS 12 shell. The official cost of Infinix Zero Ultra is 49,990 rubles, but in Citylink within shares it is now available for 39,990 rubles.


«James Webb» took an incredible photo of the «Pillars of Creation»


NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has captured a detailed image of the «Pillars of Creation» — a collection of interstellar gas and dust in the Eagle Nebula, about 6,500 light-years from Earth.


The Pillars of Creation was first photographed by the Hubble Telescope in 1995. The new frame will help researchers update their star formation models by determining a much more accurate number of newly formed stars, as well as the amount of gas and dust in the cluster.

Photo from Hubble (1995) — on the left, from James Webb — on the right / NASA

Scientists believe that about 6,000 years ago, a supernova exploded in the area of ​​the Pillars of Creation, which destroyed this cluster. Given the huge distance, it will be possible to see some changes from the Earth only after a thousand years.

The name “Pillars of Creation” was given to this cluster because the gas and dust in it are involved in the process of the formation of new stars with the simultaneous destruction of clouds under the light of already formed stars.

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25 things that will save you from bad weather and autumn blues


1. Covers for shoes

Silicone covers will help protect shoes from moisture and dirt. The shoe cover is rubberized, so it does not slip and does not rub for a long time. It comes in three sizes: S, M, L. It stretches well, so when folded it fits into a pocket. Sold in six colors.

Price: from 626 rubles.


2. Women’s raincoat

A waterproof nylon cape that will help you escape even from a heavy downpour. All protection systems work in it: a double layer of fabric on the shoulders, sleeves with rivets, closed pockets, a high collar and a hood with a drawstring. Dimensional grid — from L to XXXL.

Price: from 933 rubles.


3. Thermal mug

The classic thermos mug is made of stainless steel and opens at the push of a button. It keeps warm for an hour and a half and is tightly closed with a silicone plug. Non-slip thanks to the rubber base. Volume — 380 ml. Suitable for any hot or cold drinks.

Price: 794 rubles.


4. Heated blanket

A thick cotton blanket that will save you even on the coldest evening. The product is powered by an outlet and heats up to 55 C°. In total, it supports three modes of operation. The blanket can be washed by hand by unplugging the cable from the remote control. The size of the model is 180 × 150 cm.

Price: 4 900 rubles.


5. Protective bag for documents

It’s a shame to spoil documents or be left without a phone, having fallen under a downpour. A waterproof zip bag solves this problem. There are four colors and four sizes to choose from.

Price: from 68 rubles.


6. Garland with cork

A luminous accessory that will create coziness in the house on a cloudy day. It can be placed in a bottle or rolled into a ring as shown in the picture. The garland runs on coin-cell batteries that are included. Available in seven colors and three lengths: 1, 2 or 3 m.

Price: from 56 rubles.


7. Cup warmer

In autumn, without hot drinks anywhere. But if you don’t want to mess around with a thermos, then you can put a hot mug stand next to the computer. It has three power modes and a touch-sensitive power button. The gadget keeps the temperature of the drink above 50 ° C. Works from the socket. You can choose between red and black edging. The main thing is not to forget to ask for a European plug.

Price: from 909 rubles.


8. Rainbow umbrella

A bright umbrella will not only cover you from wind and rain, but will also add color to a cloudy autumn. Dome diameter — 106 cm, stem height — 79 cm. Sturdy construction and comfortable handle.

Price: 1,300 rubles.


9. Cashmere sweater

The main must-have of autumn is a warm and cozy sweater. He will help out when it is already cool, but you still don’t want to change your coat for a down jacket. Lightweight and soft, available in 16 colors and one size fits all.

Price: 1,579 rubles.


10 Unicorn Slippers

If you decide to stay at home and forget about business, these cute slippers will warm you up and won’t judge you. It will be nice to spend the whole day watching your favorite series in them. Available to order in four colors in sizes 35-39.

Price: 1,190 rubles.


11 Puppy Pillow

If you don’t have a dog, then you can get a large plush version of it, which will keep you in good company for the evening series. You can choose one of six breeds.

Price: from 670 rubles.


12. Warm insoles

Cashmere sweater in the world of insoles. With these, even very light sneakers will become suitable for cold weather. They not only retain heat and allow air to pass through, but also support the foot in the correct position: there is a heel lock and dense boards. Size — from 35th to 46th.

Price: 246 rubles.


13. Electric shoe dryers

A useful autumn device that dries shoes faster than a battery. Eliminates not only moisture, but also unpleasant odors. There is an ultraviolet light. When ordering, it is important to choose a European plug for the outlet.

Price: 570 rubles.


14. Foot warmer pillow

Two of the best household items in autumn, combined into one. Made from soft material. There are two operating modes: warm (40 °C) and cool (15 °C). You can wash the soft part by detaching it from the heating element.

Price: from 1,258 rubles.


15. Warm bathrobe

Another thing that will help you feel more comfortable at home. This fluffy robe is made from polyester. Available in beige and pink in sizes S-XL. The cute ears on the hood are a nice bonus.

Price: from 1,110 rubles.


16. Neon night light

An atmospheric accessory that will add coziness to home gatherings. You can choose from a moon, cloud, star, pear, flamingo, heart or Love sign. Runs on 3 AA batteries or USB cable. It shines brightly, but does not blind.

Price: from 572 rubles.


17. Rain cover for a stroller

With a stroller it is not always easy to hide from the rain, but this transparent shield will save the baby from moisture, wind and dirt. Made from child-safe materials. There are holes for ventilation. Available in 3 sizes to fit any stroller.

Price: from 560 rubles.


18. Windbreaker

A waterproof polyester jacket is a great option for those who constantly forget their umbrella or just don’t want to carry it around with them everywhere. It dries quickly and can be easily folded into a small pouch when needed. Weighs 200 g. Suitable for both men and women. There are 15 colors to choose from and sizes XS-XXL.

Price: from 624 rubles.


19. Kigurumi pajamas

Add some color to your home wardrobe by choosing from 25 cartoonish looks. Pajamas are made of soft flannel, it will not be hot in it. Suitable for children and adults, girls and boys.

Price: from 1,184 rubles.


20. Men’s jumper

Woolen jumper, which will suit lovers of classic style. Goes well with many things and is great for chilly weather. Available in navy blue and six sizes from XS to XXL.

Price: 4 900 rubles.


21. Home weather station

A must have for anyone who wants to know when not to leave the house. The station displays indoor and outdoor temperature, humidity, wind strength and time with date. For the accuracy of the definitions, the kit includes a sensor that needs to be fixed on the street.

Price: from 1,561 rubles.


22. Water repellent sticker

A small sticker on the side mirror that will make it easier to drive in rain or wet weather. Creates an anti-fogging zone on the glass surface, on which no drops remain. When ordering, you can choose between round, oval or rectangular stickers.

Price: from 110 rubles per pair.


23. Sensory gloves

Gloves are more needed in winter, but sometimes even at the end of September it can be quite cool. In order not to freeze by chance, buy them in advance. Material: wool and acrylic. And they can use the phone. Four colors to choose from. Suitable for both men and women.

Price: 262 rubles.


24. Raincoat for a dog

A transparent raincoat for a man’s friend, in which he gets less wet and dirty during a walk. Reliably fixed with buttons, does not irritate the dog and does not rustle. The hood holds up well due to the smart cut. There are sizes for both small and large breeds. A total of 10 options are available.

Price: from 535 rubles.


25. Waterproof backpack

Bag with a waterproof coating, multiple compartments and a pocket for a laptop up to 15.6 inches. There is a double-layer zipper with a combination lock for anti-theft protection and a USB port for charging your phone. Comes with a combination lock and rain cape.

Price: from 2,994 rubles.


Please note: prices are valid at the time of publication of the article. Stores can update the cost of goods during the day.

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