io9 on Metropolis: Why it's influential This film wasn't exactly a huge hit at the time when it was released, but it casts a long shadow, with film-makers like Terry Gilliam freely admitting they copy Fritz Lang's grand, terrifying vision of the future. This film has also had a huge impact on fashion.


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Trackball mice like this one might not be for everyone, but over 1100 5-star reviewers can't be wrong. [Logitech Trackman Marble Mouse, $20]


We're no strangers to Chromecast deals around these parts, but this is one of the best we've seen: $20 in Google Play credit for free with your purchase.

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The offer is available on any Chromecast purchased between December 7 and December 21 from a number of major retailers. If that weren't enough, Google is still offering two free months of Hulu+ with your purchase as well (available on the Chromecast offers page), which is worth $14 on its own. Amazon has the Chromecast for $32 right now, so assuming you have a use for these credits, you'll effectively be getting the hardware for free. [Amazon]


If you need some easy gift ideas, Amazon has you covered with great deals on a number of popular electric shavers today.

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The Braun Series 7 was our favorite electric razor, but you can't go wrong with any of the options below.


If you want the quality of a decent DSLR or mirrorless camera without worrying about buying and changing lenses, the Olympus XZ-2 is a great point-and-shoot alternative. Today only, Amazon is selling them for $179, shattering the previous low price of $300. [Olympus XZ-2 Digital Camera, $179]


Everyone knows Roomba, but iRobot has a line of robotic mops as well. You can take one home for just $130 today. [iRobot Braava 320 Floor Mopping Robot, $130]


The Contigo Autoseal took home the title of your favorite travel mug by a landslide, and it's marked down to an all-time low price today. [Contigo AUTOSEAL West Loop Stainless Steel Travel Mug, $17]


It's kind of silly to own your own waffle maker, but dammit, I love mine anyway. Just last week, I used it to make churros. [Black & Decker Flip Waffle Maker ($20)


I don't think this will last long, but this is an insane deal if you can snag it. [ SodaStream Fountain Jet Home Soda Maker Starter Kit, White, $35]


One does not simply "own enough Lightning cables."

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