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Samsung just launched its Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic last month, but there is already a pretty hefty discount available on the former. The Galaxy Watch 4 is available in 40mm and 44mm sizes, but the smaller size sees the biggest discount (percentage-wise) today at Amazon. The Galaxy Watch 4 (40mm) has an MSRP of $249.99, but Amazon is currently selling the smartwatch for $229.99. That's a $20 discount, which is already excellent for a brand-new device. However, Amazon is also throwing in a free Samsung Wireless Charger Fast Charge Pad DUO. That device alone has a retail price of $59.99, so that makes the $229.99 combo offer (a total of 25 percent off) even hotter. The Wireless... Read more...
Drivers contracted to make delivers for Amazon claim that special cameras installed in their delivery vans are unfairly dinging them for road violations that did not occur, resulting in loss of extra income and other bonuses that they might otherwise be eligible to receive. Amazon, meanwhile, says the cameras have led to fewer accidents and less instances of distracted driving. Amazon earlier this year partnered with Netradyne to install the camera systems into Amazon-branded delivery vans. Called "driveri," these are more than simple cameras. They're quad-camera systems with four HD lenses, including one that faces the road, another that faces the driver, and two side lenses that collectively... Read more...
Kindle devices seemingly take a backseat to the Fire family of tablets when it comes to “flashiness,” but Amazon clearly hasn’t forgotten about its e-readers. Today, the company announced a major design overhaul for the Kindle Paperwhite, the first such update in three years. Amazon started its refresh with a larger e-ink display, which now measures 6.8 inches. The online retail giant claims that the display is now brighter than ever (10 percent uplift at maximum brightness levels compared to the previous generation) and is surrounded by smaller 10.2mm bezels. The display still provides 300 ppi for crisp text and is glare-free to improve legibility in a wide variety of lighting... Read more...
Amazon is currently running a big sale on popular Razer laptops, and the discounts ring in at as little as $350 to over $800. Not surprisingly, the most significant discounts are reserved for high-end gaming models, which already feature sky-high MSRPs due to their powerful internals. Starting things off is the Razer Blade 15 Advanced (2020 Model), which comes with an 8-core Intel Core i7-10875H processor, 16GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q discrete GPU. The potent GPU fuels a 15.6-inch Full HD display with a blazing fast 300Hz refresh rate, which is a boon for FPS gamers (among other genres). A 512GB SSD is included in the mix, and you'll find a keyboard with per-key Razer... Read more...
Samsung recently launched its third-generation foldable smartphones – the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and the Galaxy Z Fold 3 -- and they’re very impressive. The cheapest of the two is the Galaxy Z Flip 3, priced from $999 compared to the $1,449 launch price of its predecessor. Even though the smartphone has only been on the market for a few weeks, Amazon is already discounting the Galaxy Z Flip 3 by a fair amount. Amazon’s discount comes in at $75, which takes the smartphone down to just $924.99 with free shipping. The discounted pricing is available for Phantom Black, Lavender, Cream, and Green colors. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G Factory 128GB Unlocked $924.99 @ Amazon The Galaxy Z Flip... Read more...
Having a smart TV or streaming device in your home is nearly essential equipment these days, especially if you are looking to keep up with the plethora of content from Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and other networks. However, you do not have to break the bank to have this capability, thanks to some stellar Fire TV Stick deals on Amazon. Fire TV Stick Lite – The Baby Fire Stick If you want to save a buck and keep things simple, the Fire TV Stick Lite is the place to start. Dubbed the “most affordable Fire TV Stick,” it features the base streaming options from all the popular apps as well as live and free TV. The only catch with this device is that it streams in Full HD only, rather... Read more...
Amazon just announced their first branded televisions: the Fire TV Omni Series and Fire TV 4-Series. They will be available this October in the United States direct from Amazon and long-time retail partner Best Buy. The Fire TV Omni Series “integrates the Fire TV experience and far-field voice technology directly into the TV.” This allows users to speak to Alexa regardless of whether the television is on or off. Users will be able to ask Alexa to find their favorite show, control playback, manage brightness and TV volume, and switch inputs. Users can set up a routine as well by saying commands like “Alexa, kick off my day.” Alexa will turn on the TV and lights in the home,... Read more...
Are you ready for a third round of Labor Day 2021 deals? Well, our final stab at hot holiday tech deals is here, with some discounts on Apple accessories, tablets, and even an Anker portable power station. The Apple Smart Keyboard Folio for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro isn't usually a cheap purchase. Apple is notorious for expensive accessory pricing, and the Smart Keyboard Folio is no exception, with an MSRP of $199. However, Amazon is currently discounting the accessory by a massive 61 percent, which takes its price down to just $77. The Smart Keyboard Folio is compatible with 3rd, 4th, and 5th generation 12.9-inch iPad Pros. However, it doesn't connect via Bluetooth, so there isn't a pairing process... Read more...
We brought you some sweet early Labor Day deals yesterday that are rolling at Amazon, and the fun continues today. In our second round of Amazon deals, we have hot discounts on Alienware laptops, Hewlett-Packard Chromebooks, Razer webcams, and even Amazon Echo devices The Alienware m15 R4 gaming laptop is starting things off, which sports a 15.6-inch 144Hz Full HD display and a 10th generation Intel Core i7-10870H processor backed by 16GB of DDR4 memory. In addition, you'll find an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 handling graphics duties and a speedy 512GB SSD for storage. Alienware m15 R4 Gaming Laptop $1,499 (save $200) @ Amazon The Alienware m15 R4 typically rings up at $1,899 but is available on... Read more...
In the coming weeks, Amazon might introduce its own line of big screen televisions in the United States, perhaps under its Amazon Basics branding. This would be a significant move, and one that could potentially benefit consumers with aggressively priced alternatives to TVs offered by the usual suspects, including LG, Samsung, and Sony. While nothing has been announced, it wouldn't be surprising if this comes to fruition. The retailer already launched a line of Amazon Basics TVs in India last year, including 55-inch, 50-inch, and 43-inch models, all three of which boast a 4K resolution, 60Hz refresh rate, speakers with Dolby Atmos, and smart functionality provided by Amazon's Fire TV operating... Read more...
Following call center company Teleperformance allegedly forcing employees to undergo AI camera surveillance, Amazon wants to monitor its own customer service employees. Soon, Amazon could use a system that captures all workers' keystrokes to run behavioral analysis and prevent malicious hackers or imposters from stealing data. In a confidential document acquired by Motherboard, Amazon reports that there have been several cases of customer data being accessed around the world. India ranks at the top of the list, with 120 security incidents, followed by the Philippines with just under 70, and the U.S. with approximately 40 security incidents. While each of these incidents are not explained,... Read more...
We’ve got another round of hot deals for you today, and they cover a rather eclectic range of tech products. You can find discounts on the latest M1 Mac Mini, Google’s venerable Pixel 3 XL, and Western Digital/SanDisk storage products. Apple M1 Mac Mini Up To $150 Off At Amazon The Mac mini was last refreshed in late October, and it received the highly acclaimed M1 (Apple Silicon) SoC at that time. This brain transplant gave the entry-level Mac a significant boost in performance over its Intel-based predecessor. Today, Amazon is discounting the base Mac mini (8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) to $649 instead of the $699 MSRP. However, an additional $49.01 discount at checkout takes it down to just... Read more...
Amazon has secured a lucrative contract dubbed 'WildandStormy' to supply its Amazon Web Services (AWS) to the United States National Security Agency (NSA), in a deal that could be worth as much as $10 billion when all is said and done. However, it might be premature for Amazon to celebrate the contract win—it's under legal dispute by Microsoft. If this situation sounds familiar, it's because Amazon and Microsoft already fought over a similarly massive contract to supply their respective cloud services to the government. Back in 2019, the US Department of Justice awarded Microsoft Azure for its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, with the JEDI contract having a ceiling of $10 billion... Read more...
Amazon is cranking out some excellent discounts on its Echo family of hardware and an insanely good deal on Apple's entry-level AirPods. We've rounded the deals up for you here, so let's dig in, shall we? The Echo Show 5 is currently discounted by $30, which takes its price from $84.99 down to $54.99. The Echo Show has a 5.5-inch display with a 960x480 resolution. This is the second-generation model that launched this year, which means that the onboard camera has been upgraded to 2MP (from 1MP), and it includes a physical privacy shutter. Amazon Echo Show 5 Alternatively, you can grab the Echo Show 5 Kids for $64.99, which is discounted by $30. As its name implies, the Kids edition includes parental... Read more...
If you thought Amazon wanting drivers to submit to biometric surveillance was bad, these recent revelations take the cake. Colombia-based call center workers, who perform outsourced customer services for some of the largest companies in the US, are now reportedly being pressured into signing a contract allowing their employer to install cameras in their homes to monitor work performance. Teleperformance is one of the world’s largest call center companies with nearly 400,000 employees and clientele, including Apple, Amazon, and Uber, among others. Now, in a new ground-breaking report from NBC, six workers for the Colombian company, even working on contracts for these companies, have come... Read more...
Late last week, we received the latest market share numbers from Mercury Research regarding AMD's processor market share. Needless to say, the company is performing exceptionally well in both the client and server markets. According to Mercury Research, AMD's share of the overall x86 processor revenue market stood at 16.9 percent for Q2 2021, which was a +0.8 point change compared to the prior quarter and a +7.3 point change year-over-year. In addition, client and server revenue share stood at 15.8 percent and 11.6 percent, up 4.1 and 4.7 percentage points, respectively, compared to the same period last year. With this in mind, we decided to venture over to two of the most popular retail websites... Read more...
We have a gaggle of hot deals for this Sunday on Apple products and a couple of mesh routers that might be right up your alley. Starting things off with the Apple camp, the AirPods Pro, AirPods Max, 4th generation iPad Air, and 2nd generation Apple Pencil are all deeply discounted. Starting with the AirPods Pro, these wireless noise-canceling earbuds are frequently on sale and today are available for $185 at Woot.com. Admittedly, that's not as low as the recent $179 pricing that we saw late last month, but it's still a screaming bargain versus its retail price of $249. In addition, the AirPods Pro come with a wireless charging case, support 3D spatial audio, and last up to 5 hours per charge... Read more...
If you're in the market for a fast gaming monitor to connect to your swanky GeForce RTX 3000 or Radeon RX 6000 graphics card, we have some excellent news for you this afternoon from the LG camp. Two of the company's 27-inch gaming monitors are available with rather steep discounts for a limited time. Kicking things off is the UltraGear 27GN750-B, a 27-inch gaming display with a Full HD (1920x1080) resolution. LG claims a 1ms response time (GTG) for this IPS monitor, and it comes with a 240Hz refresh rate. In addition to supporting HDR10, the UltraGear 27GN750-B also is compatible with NVIDIA's G-SYNC adaptive sync technology to eliminate screen tearing. The specs also claim that the display covered... Read more...
Battlefield 2042 is the next stop on the Electronic Arts/DICE Battlefield train, with a planned launch date of October 22nd. However, for those that want to relive some moments from recent entries in the Battlefield franchise, Amazon has you covered. Amazon is making both Battlefield 1 and Battlefield V free to download and keep forever as part of its latest Prime Gaming promotion. In the case of Battlefield 1, it is available for free now until August 2nd. Then, starting August 2nd, Amazon will make Battlefield V free to download through October 1st. To take advantage of these freebie offers, you'll need to be an Amazon Prime subscriber -- which is probably not a problem for most gamers out... Read more...
What is the lowest amount you would sell your personal palm print for to a third-party? Amazon is offering $10 in promotional credit to anyone who scans their palm at a checkout-free store and links it to their Amazon account. In late 2020, the company introduced “Amazon One” as a “free, contactless service that lets you use your palm to pay, enter, or identify yourself.” This works because palm prints are like fingerprints in that everyone’s print is unique. As such, the palm prints can be scanned using Amazon’s “proprietary imaging and computer vision algorithms” to capture an image that is then tied to a user’s Amazon account. While... Read more...
Legislators worldwide have had a microscope on Amazon for some time now, and it seems a weakness has been found. The European Union recently slapped the world’s largest e-tailer with the biggest-ever privacy violation fine of a whopping 746-million euro ($888 million). On July 16th, CNPD, or the Luxembourg National Commission for Data Protection, handed down the fine after a decision that blamed Amazon for processing personal data in a way that did not comply with EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The imposed fine of “€746 million and corresponding practice revision” was subsequently reported in a recent SEC filing from Amazon, where it was also noted that the... Read more...
Do you own an older Amazon Kindle device? Depending on the model, and whether or not you still use it (or plan to again), you may want to make a list of e-books you want to download and hop to it while you still can. Starting in a few months, the ability to download e-books using the cellular functionality in certain models will disappear for good (owners of newer Kindles need not worry). This is not Amazon playing a cruel trick on digital bookworms. Instead, it is a result of mobile network operators (MNOs) in the United States getting ready to switch off older 3G and 2G cellular signals, as they move to make further inroads in 4G and 5G connectivity. Due to this, Amazon has been sending out... Read more...
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