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Amazon Prime Day 2017: the best deals

Prime Day 2017 has arrived, and Amazon is opening the floodgates to unleash a wave of deals upon the world. Festivities kick off right now, July 10th at 9PM EST / 6PM PST, and will run for 30 hours until 2:59AM EST (July 12th) / 11:59PM PST (July 11th) on Amazon’s website.

Trump sued for blocking some from following his Twitter account

The lawsuit ( PDF ), filed Monday in federal court in Manhattan, argues the practice violates the First Amendment of the US Constitution. The seven Twitter users say Trump blocked them from following him on Twitter for criticizing or mocking him on the social network.

Elon Musk buys domain because he's Elon Musk

The domain name was originally a financial services company started by Musk, which was the predecessor to PayPal. While PayPal went on to be acquired by eBay (and then split off again), Musk went off to work on a number of different projects ranging from electric cars to artificial intelligence and space exploration.

Amazon Echo Dot - Add Alexa to any room

Having worked in the electronics retail industry for years now, I've seen scores of Smart devices come and go. Until now, nobody quite got it right. In the Echo Dot, Amazon has created a near perfect blend of hardware and software. I've seen plenty of the former, but truly seamless multi platform software has eluded everyone but Amazon. We're talking major players like Samsung and Google who have been at it for much longer than Amazon. The main problem is that excellent products like the Samsung Smart Things hub, which do a fantastic job of unifying a slew of different connected devices from different companies (Nest, Honeywell, Phillips, and so on), still lacked the web connectivity and entertainment support I wanted, so I'd still end up needing my tablet or phone. Thanks to fantastic third party support, the Dot has no problem controlling all of my smart stuff while allowing me to listen to music, order food, check the weather, listen to the radio, set alarms and timers, all of which is easily accomplished through simple voice commands. To me, this is the exceedingly rare product that I didn't know I needed, and now can't live without.

Microsoft commits $10 billion to bring broadband internet to rural America

But, no matter how Microsoft is benefitting from the deal, there's still a lot of good behind it. People living in rural communities might finally have access to the web like those of us in urban areas have had for quite some time. Whether this means better education, a boost in the economy, or more people choosing to stay in their hometowns because they finally have internet equality, it's a good deal all around. So if you live in a rural area of the United States, you can look forward to being a part of the internet searching masses by 2020.

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The Kano Computer Kit is a build-your-own computer kit we like in our guide on learning toys and STEM toys we love . Courtney Schley writes, "We recommended the Kano Computer Kit in our 2015 holiday gift guide as a great gift for "a curious kid of any age who has mastered Lincoln Logs, Erector sets, and LEGOs but isn't quite up for soldering (or old enough for an electrical engineering degree program)." The kit, which is accessible for kids as young as six, has you assemble a small, portable computer using a Raspberry Pi 3 processor with 1 GB RAM, a wireless keyboard and touchpad, a speaker, and cables. We know that's lot of money for what is effectively a $35 Raspberry Pi 3 processor, speakers and wireless keyboard, but you're paying for the convenience of a "kit" that a kid can access and the accompanying apps, which get updated/enhanced over time."

Online harassment is plaguing more victims

Reasons for harassment vary, too. Politics is the biggest influencer -- making up 14 percent of the poll -- but physical traits like race and gender aren't far behind. And not surprisingly, it's happening most among younger generations -- ages 18 to 29: two-thirds of that age group have been harassed online, according to the study.

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AT&T joins net neutrality protest, internet asks WTF?

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Microsoft officially ends support for Windows Phone

That Microsoft ditched Windows Phone entirely in favor of Windows 10 Mobile says a lot. Just as Microsoft shifted from a dependence on Windows sales to a focus on apps and services, the pocket-sized Windows is no longer intended as an iPhone-beater -- it's more an extension of the desktop PC experience . Even then, it's fading away as Microsoft cuts its former Nokia staff and has been winding down its mobile plans. Windows Phone produced many fond memories, particularly stand-out devices like the Lumia 1020 , but it largely represents a missed opportunity to adapt to an industry where phones, not PCs, are the center of the computing universe.

Targeted Ads Headed to Facebook Messenger

In other words, don't be surprised if you start seeing ads in the home tab of the Messenger mobile app. Clicking an ad will either send you to the advertiser's webpage or a Messenger conversation with the company.

How to install Linux bash on Windows 10 - TechRepublic

If you're looking to use Linux tools on Windows, you can now make that happen. Jack Wallen shows you how to install Linux bash on Windows 10 with a few easy steps.

Logitech is acquiring gaming headset maker Astro for $85 million in cash

Computer accessory company Logitech announced today that it’s acquiring Astro Gaming, a popular console gaming headset maker, for $85 million in cash. Astro will join the Logitech G division, Logitech’s PC gaming-focused sub-brand, as part of a broader effort by the accessory maker to gain a better foothold in the console market. The deal is expected to close by the end of August.

16 Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II (Carbon): Home Audio & Theater

It's the small speaker with the big, big voice. The SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker II delivers full sound with dramatically deeper lows than you'd expect from a speaker that fits in the palm of your hand. And because it's wireless and ultra-compact, it's easy to take Bose sound anywhere. The SoundLink Mini II has a built-in speakerphone, so you can take calls out loud with clear sound. And voice prompts talk you through Bluetooth pairing, so connecting to your music is easy. The speaker's lithium-ion battery provides up to 10 hours of unplugged playtime, and it can be conveniently charged from most USB power sources. At home, the included cradle keeps the speaker charged while serving as a home base, so it's always ready to grab and go. The SoundLink Mini II was engineered to stand up to everyday use and be placed almost anywhere. It connects wirelessly to your Bluetooth enabled devices--up to two at a time. The SoundLink Mini II is available in Carbon or Pearl and can be customized with colored accessory covers to fit your unique style. Included: SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker II; charging cradle; wall charger; cable.

Twitter hires a former Goldman Sachs banker to serve as CFO

Interestingly, Segal seemingly isn't that active on the platform — at least when it comes to sending his own Twitter (which is not unlike other hires and board members at Twitter who also personally use Twitter sparsely). As of Tuesday, he had only sent 19 tweets from his account, two of which were him being excited about joining Twitter.

The best Surface Pro 4 deal of Prime Day isn’t on Amazon

At any rate, Microsoft is chopping a whopping $150 to $350 off two choice Surface Pro 4 models, all brand new and sealed in the box. Here’s what we’re looking at and where you can nab these savings (click the links to get to the deals):

At $2,450, the cheapest Louis Vuitton watch is the most expensive smartwatch

The smartwatch spectrum is defined by fitness on one end and fashion on the other. On Tuesday, luxury brand Louis Vuitton launched its first smartwatch the Tambour Horizon Watch, which falls decidedly on the fashion side.

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Netflix will release Stranger Things Season 2 on October 27, and has released a very pretty new poster to celebrate.

Twitter has a new CFO, and he costs more than $22 million

CEO Jack Dorsey announced the news in a tweet on Tuesday. Segal was previously the SVP of Finance at software maker Intuit. He starts at Twitter in late August, according to a filing with the SEC .

What You Need to Know About the Net Neutrality 'Day of Action'

The idea is that all data traveling across the internet should be treated equally. Without net neutrality regulations, ISPs could legally throttle traffic on websites that don’t pay for the privilege of being given preferential treatment, creating “internet fast lanes.” Or they could charge individual consumers extra cash to visit data-hungry sites like YouTube. A company like Verizon also might suddenly decide to slow Gmail to a crawl in an effort to get users to switch to its subsidiary Yahoo’s mail service. ISPs already have consumers over a barrel because most people don’t have much of a choice when it comes to which corporation they want to use. Without net neutrality rules, the internet would be decidedly worse.

Facebook will test Messenger ads worldwide

Facebook does care about the kinds of ads you see. While it's fine with ads kicking you to a website, it would prefer that ads lead to chats with businesses. You're more likely to respond to an ad if it takes you to another conversation inside the chat app, Chudnovsky says. The question is whether or not people will simply roll with the changes or balk at them. It's entirely likely that people will just shrug and move on, but there is a chance this could steer some users toward ad-free alternatives.

A.C. Slater hosts ex-reality stars playing competitive Candy Crush. What?

Candy Crush is obviously a game that most people are at least somewhat familiar with – it’s a matching puzzle title that has millions of mobile users, and it might have done more for mobile gaming than any other single game in existence. But its mainstream success is no excuse for this TV travesty, which unifies a bunch of also-rans in the misguided hope of making something new and unique.

How to leave your job on good terms: 5 tips - TechRepublic

Though it can be tempting to slack on your work after you've accepted a new position, it's key to stay mentally engaged in your current job while you're still there, Hyatt said. Maintaining the quality of your work until the end will keep your reputation positive. "You don't want to burn bridges," Hyatt said. "You want to leave them wishing you had stayed."

Coffee ice cubes: Because you need more coffee in your coffee

To get started, grab an unused ice tray and determine how much liquid it holds. To do this, use a teaspoon or tablespoon to completely fill one cube mold and multiply the result by the number of molds in the tray. Alternatively, you can fill up one of the molds and pour the water into a small measuring cup.

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Study says Americans get meaner over politics than anything else

Michael Jackson is getting a new animated Halloween special

There’s a new animated special coming to TV this fall – Michael Jackson’s Halloween. More details will be announced in the coming weeks.

Kim Kardashian assures us the lines of powder on her table are definitely just sugar

Kim Kardashian-West wants everyone to know that the mysterious lines of white powder that appeared on a table in the back of her Snapchat Story is totally just sugar.

Now That Spider-Man's a Part of Marvel's Cinematic Universe, He Needs His Own Team

Over the weekend, Spider-Man: Homecoming became Sony’s second-largest opening ever, pulling in an impressive $117 million and being on track to ultimately make $300 million at the domestic box office alone. With that financial win in its pocket, Sony finally has to feel confident again about Spidey’s cinematic future.

31 Echo devices are Amazon Prime Day’s best sellers

Amazon’s decision to deeply discount its voice-powered Echo devices for Prime Day appears to be paying off for the online retailer. Though Prime Day is still underway this afternoon, Amazon has already sold more Echo devices than it did on Prime Day last year, it says.

Dell is selling the world’s first wireless charging laptop for $1,750

Dell said today that the Latitude 7285 12-inch is available for sale on its website starting at $1,199.99, and the Wireless Charging Keyboard and Wireless Charging Mat will run you $549.99. (You save $29.99 if you buy them together versus separately.) The 12-inch 2-in-1’s $1,199.99 option has a Intel Core i5-7Y54 with 128GB SSD and 8GB of memory. A 13-inch convertible version of the Dell Latitude 7000 will become available in August, with pricing for that device to be announced soon.

Trump hotel guests had their credit card information hacked (again)

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When Luke Cage Returns, Lucy Liu Will Be In Charge

“When you’re dealing with a bulletproof man, it helps if you have a bulletproof director,” executive producer Jeph Loeb said. “Lucy brings a keen eye, a superb sense of story, and an obvious love of actors. She is rocking Luke Cage 2 .”

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TC Sessions: Robotics

Helen Greiner commands a presence in the field of robotics. Co-founding iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT) in 1990, Helen Greiner served as president until 2004 and chairman until 2008. During her tenure, Helen Greiner guided iRobot into its position as a global leader with the release of the Roomba™, the PackBot™ and SUGV military robots. She built a culture of practical innovation and delivery that led to the deployment of 6,000 PackBots with our troops. In addition, Helen Greiner headed up iRobot’s financing projects, raising $35M in venture capital for a $75M initial public offering. Greiner holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in computer science, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Accolades – One of America’s Best Leaders, named by the Kennedy School at Harvard in conjunction with the U.S. News and World Report “Innovator for the Next Century” by Review Magazine Global Leader of Tomorrow and Young Global Leader by the World Economic forum Received prestigious Pioneer Award from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems Internatio

Uber's business is still growing despite months of bad news, scandals and turmoil

According to a report from Bloomberg , the company told investors during a 15-minute call on Tuesday that its gross bookings for rides were up 10% from the previous quarter. Uber's losses also narrowed during the time, although the actual amount of the loss was not clear.

Learn High Valyrian in time for the 'Game of Thrones' return

"I smell my drunk uncle." Duolingo will launch a High Valyrian course so you can talk about dragons, and relatives, in the fictional Game of Thrones" language.

The Tech Industry Wants to Revolutionize How You Shop for Groceries

For decades, the experience of buying groceries has remained much the same -- and stayed largely immune to tech disruption. But that may be about to change. Amazon's bid for Whole Foods shows that it's determined to revolutionize the way Americans buy their groceries. Jenny and guest host Craig Giammona talk with grocery experts about how stores are already changing -- and the challenge that Amazon faces in charting a new future for the industry. Every other week, hosts Jenny Kaplan and Lindsey Rupp guide you through the consumer universe, breaking down what's going on with all the things people buy.

Dueling PS4 and Xbox One bundles are incredibly cheap on Amazon Prime Day

The PS4 bundle also with a 500GB hard drive is a grand gaming and entertainment package. It includes the usual Uncharted 4 but also, only for Prime Day 2017, also comes with The Last of Us and Comixology digital comics: Star Wars (2015) #1, Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1, Mass Effect Discovery #1, Valiant High #1, and Adventure Time Marshall Lee Spectacular.

Dave Made a Maze Aims To Pull People Into a Crazy Cool Papercraft Adventure

The trailer for indie fantasy comedy Dave Made a Maze invokes the old Doctor Who TARDIS joke about being bigger on the inside. But the real appeal is in all the handmade environments and peril that the film’s characters will encounter.

Here's How the Fast & Furious Franchise Could Get To Space

(This title works best if it’s actually the tenth movie in the series, so we’re running with it.) Driven nearly to the brink of insanity by Brian O’Conner’s death, Dom Toretto is apathetic about the imminent end of human life on the planet due to global crop failure. He’s ultimately pulled out of his stupor when presented with the chance to be a part of an desperate mission into space in search of other potentially habitable planets. At some point in the movie—which is rendered almost completely in CG—he’s sucked into a black hole, ends up in the past, and is able to say goodbye to Brian one last time.

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Google's PAIR project wants to make it easier for humans to interact with AI - TechRepublic

The announcement also unveiled two open-source visualization tools—Facets Overview and Facets Dive—that are meant to support engineers who are beginning to work on machine learning (ML). An important component of this is transparency, when it comes to the huge amounts of data sets that these systems rely on. "One of the ways that ML engineering seems different than traditional software engineering is a stronger need to debug not just code, but data too," the post stated.

The first Nintendo Switch video streaming app is coming this week

A streaming site often compared to YouTube, Niconico is most distinctive for the way that user comments appear directly over livestreams. Japanese gaming companies often use the service for announcements and events, so it makes sense that it'd be the first video app for Switch. Niconico was also the first video app for the PlayStation Vita.

A Mason Jar Is the Only Tool You Need for Perfectly Emulsified Dressings

You just pour, scoop or dollop your favorite vinaigrette ingredients into the jar, seal it, and shake until you have a homogeneous-looking mixture. Then you pour it on your salad. Then you eat your salad. Oh no, you made too much dressing? It’s a good thing it’s already in a sealable container. Just pop it in the fridge until you make another salad, which will be soon, because you’re very good at self-care. The jar also travels quite well, which is great if you need to take salad dressing somewhere. My point is don’t put the Emulstir 2.0 on your wedding registry; just buy a mason jar.

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Workday to open up cloud platform, enters PaaS fray | ZDNet

With the move, Workday enters the platform-as-a-service game and can better counter rivals. Oracle offers PaaS; SAP Cloud Platform is focused on connecting its apps; Salesforce has its formidable ecosystem; and companies like ServiceNow have opened up to expand into new enterprise areas including human resources. Here's the PaaS landscape via Gartner.

15 Things to Know About Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime offers discounts for a select few unlocked phones . Prime members can pre-order certain Android phones for 50 percent or more off, depending on the phone. The downside: to get those prices, the unlocked phones put ads on your lock screen in much the same way Amazon puts ads on the Kindle via "Special Offers." To avoid the ads, you have to buy the phone at full price.

Uber Sees Financial Growth and Possible Waymo Settlement

On a conference call with investors, Uber executives said gross bookings increased more than 10 percent last quarter from the prior period, while losses continued to shrink, said people familiar with the meeting. Uber’s attorney told investors that a lawsuit over self-driving cars from Alphabet’s Waymo could be settled before a scheduled court date in October, though she said no formal agreement is in the works, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private.

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