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One epic giveaway: How 600 free electric bikes changed 600 lives

One epic giveaway: How 600 free electric bikes changed 600 lives

I’ve long championed the amazing benefits of electric bicycles in providing transportation autonomy to those who can’t afford a personal car and the massive expenses that come along with car ownership. A $1,000 e-bike can be the difference between a one-hour walk to work and a seven-minute ride to work. Now leading US e-bike maker Lectric Ebikes and the popular YouTuber Mr. Beast have teamed up to magnify the impact of a free e-bike 600 times. Lectric Ebikes is no stranger to philanthropic causes. Last year, the company gave away over a million dollars in donations and then donated over a million dollars more in free e-bikes to worthy causes, including life-saving endeavors like water transportation workers in Africa who now use Lectric’s cargo e-bikes to carry clean drinking water to villages. Yesterday, a new video from Beast Philanthropy revealed how the team worked with Lectric Ebikes to give away 600 of the company’s new e-bikes to those in need around the US. The channel initially asked viewers to nominate people they knew who were …

MacRumors Giveaway: Win an iPad Air and Rock Paper Pencil Kit From Astropad

MacRumors Giveaway: Win an iPad Air and Rock Paper Pencil Kit From Astropad

For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with Astropad to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win an iPad Air, an Apple Pencil 2, and two Astropad accessories. Astropad is known for the Astropad Studio app that turns the iPad into a drawing tablet for a Mac, but also for the Rock Paper Pencil and Darkboard iPad Stand, both of which are perfect for getting more out of Apple’s iPads. Rock Paper Pencil is a kit that includes a textured screen protector and Apple Pencil tip that combine to make writing and drawing on the iPad feel like you’re writing on a piece of paper. Astropad just recently overhauled the Rock Paper Pencil to make it an even better experience. The screen protector uses NanoCling technology so it adheres to an iPad using static cling, and it can be taken off and put back on as needed with no residue left on the iPad’s screen. With NanoCling, the screen protector fits right up to the display of the iPad to provide a flat surface with …

MacRumors Giveaway: Win an iPad From GRID Studio

MacRumors Giveaway: Win an iPad From GRID Studio

For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with GRID Studio to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a 256GB 10.9-inch iPad with WiFi and cellular connectivity. GRID Studio is a company that creates framed wall art by recycling Apple products. GRID Studio buys old iPhones, taking them apart and arranging each component carefully under glass to turn a hodgepodge of parts into something new. Each piece of the iPhone is labeled, with interesting device details and facts about Apple’s history added in for art that’s sure to appeal to Apple enthusiasts. This week, GRID Studio is having a spring sale, and the GRID 4S is available for just $99, down from $170. It’s a good price on a pivotal part of Apple’s past, featuring all of the components from the 2011 ‌iPhone‌ 4S. The ‌iPhone‌ 4S was the last ‌iPhone‌ introduced during Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ lifetime, and it was the first ‌iPhone‌ Apple CEO Tim Cook released without Jobs. It was the fifth ‌iPhone‌ that Apple came out with, and in the name, …

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt considering further public spending cut to boost tax giveaway in budget | Politics News

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt considering further public spending cut to boost tax giveaway in budget | Politics News

Jeremy Hunt is considering a last minute further cut to public spending to boost the tax giveaway in Wednesday’s budget. The Politics At Jack And Sam’s podcast, out now, set out how Number 10 and 11 have spent recent days finding as many different ways of raising future revenue as possible to increase the size of Wednesday’s tax cuts. National insurance could be cut by 2p again in the budget if the chancellor succeeds in finding the right mix of revenue raising measures and spending cuts. ???? Listen above and then click or tap here to subscribe to Politics At Jack And Sam’s wherever you get your podcasts ???? Currently spending is due to rise 1% above inflation after next year. However, if this was cut to 0.75% above inflation, that would raise £5-6bn. The chancellor would hope to resist questions about where he would cut, saying he is doing an efficiency drive and decisions would be outlined at a future spending review post election. The decision on whether to cut future spending was live …

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Custom Apple Pencil 2 From ColorWare

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Custom Apple Pencil 2 From ColorWare

For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with ColorWare to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a custom Apple Pencil 2 that’s been painted to look like an actual number 2 pencil. ColorWare is a company that makes custom-painted Apple products and accessories, and ordering from ColorWare is essentially the only way to get a non-standard color for AirPods, the Apple Pencil, the Magic Mouse, and AirTags. Occasionally, ColorWare comes out with super fun special edition products, such as the new ColorWare Apple Number 2 Pencil. This is an ‌Apple Pencil‌ 2 that has a black tip, yellow body, painted-on eraser, and other detailing for a faithful rendering of a number 2 pencil. ColorWare is making a limited number of the Apple Number 2 Pencils, and they’re priced at $215. That’s an $86 premium over the $129 price tag, but the extra cost is worth it for a unique design that will make your iPad stand out. To get the pencil-like effect, ColorWare has combined matte, metallic, and glossy paints for the pencil, and …

MacRumors Giveaway: Win an iPhone 15 Pro From GRID Studio

MacRumors Giveaway: Win an iPhone 15 Pro From GRID Studio

For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with GRID Studio to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a 256GB iPhone 15 Pro from GRID Studio. If you’re not familiar with GRID Studio, it is a company that makes art out of old, discarded Apple products, saving them from landfills. GRID Studio takes vintage devices and disassembles them, laying out each component in a careful arrangement that is augmented with interesting facts and details about a device. The result is artwork that reflects a part of Apple’s history, making GRID’s products the perfect gift for an Apple enthusiast. The GRID 1, for example, features Apple’s first ever iPhone, and it is perhaps the most important device in Apple’s history. The $399 GRID 1 has all of the components from the original iPhone, ranging from the curved aluminum shell to the 2-megapixel rear camera components. Apple’s first ‌iPhone‌ came well before A-series chips, so the GRID 1 includes the main board with the Samsung CPU and PowerVR GPU that Apple used for the device, as well …

MacRumors Giveaway: Win an Apple Watch Series 9 and Band From Lululook

MacRumors Giveaway: Win an Apple Watch Series 9 and Band From Lululook

For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with Lululook to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a 45mm Apple Watch Series 9 and one of Lululook’s Apple Watch bands to go along with it. Lululook makes a range of accessories for Apple devices, including multiple Apple Watch bands that work with all of the available Apple Watch models. For those who are looking for a more stylish alternative to Apple’s Sport Band, Lululook has the FKM Sport Band. Priced at $50, the FMK Sport Band is made from a soft silicone material that’s water and sweat resistant. It has a matte finish for a soft, plush feel that makes it comfortable to wear all day, and Lululook says that the design is breathable, lightweight, and irritation-free. Compared to other silicone bands on the market, the FMK band is made from a denser material that gives it more pliability, and the wave design is meant to give it a unique look that transitions from workouts to the office. The band uses a pin-and-tuck closure that …

MacRumors Giveaway: Win an 11-Inch iPad Pro, Dock and Stand From Plugable

MacRumors Giveaway: Win an 11-Inch iPad Pro, Dock and Stand From Plugable

For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with Plugable to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win an 11-inch iPad Pro and two Plugable accessories to go along with it: the TBT4-UD5 Thunderbolt 4 Docking Station, and the magnetic AMS-STAND-11. Plugable makes a range of docks, hubs, cables, stands, and other accessories for Apple’s Mac and iPad lineup, and the TBT4-UD5 and AMS-STAND-11 are two of its newest devices. Priced at $180 with a limited-time $20 discount, the TBT4-UD5 Thunderbolt 4 Dock includes all of the ports that you might need for a Mac. It is equipped with dual-display HDMI support at 4K 60Hz (or a single 8K display), a downstream Thunderbolt 4 port, a 10Gb/s USB-C port, two 10Gb/s USB-A ports, two 5Gb/s USB-A ports, SD and microSD card readers, a gigabit ethernet port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The dock supports up to 100W power delivery, so it is able to provide power to even the 16-inch MacBook Pro. While it can drive dual 4K displays at 60Hz through the Thunderbolt 4 port, …

Jeremy Hunt hints at voter-friendly tax giveaway in March budget | Jeremy Hunt

Jeremy Hunt hints at voter-friendly tax giveaway in March budget | Jeremy Hunt

Jeremy Hunt has dangled the prospect of big tax cuts in his March budget, in what is seen as one of the last opportunities for the Conservatives to claw back Labour’s huge opinion poll lead. In his first public comments on his budget strategy, the chancellor made clear that only unexpected bad news would prevent him from answering the call from Tory MPs for a substantial giveaway before an expected autumn general election. Speaking in Davos, where he was attending the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, the chancellor said: “In terms of the direction of travel we look around the world and we note that the economies growing faster than us in North America and Asia tend to have lower taxes, and I believe fundamentally that low-tax economies are more dynamic, more competitive and generate more money for public services like the NHS. “That’s the direction of travel we would like to go in but it is too early to say what we are going to do.” Hunt’s precise room for manoeuvre will …