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The ups and downs of the cryptocurrency market have meant that it's been a wild year for PC gamers. Cryptocurrency miners rushed out to purchases hordes of NVIDIA and AMD GPUs, which drove up the prices for people that just wanted to play Doom in 4K without having to pay an arm and a leg for a graphics card. Luckily, graphics cards prices are starting to fall back to normalcy as the cryptocurrency craze wanes, and the latest deal to come as a result is on the MSI Gaming Radeon RX 580 8G V1. Amazon has the card on sale for $259.99 with free two-day shipping for Amazon... Read more...
We have seen some interesting uses of smartphone cameras that extend beyond just taking photos. Pokemon Go, for example, became a huge hit and had people all over the world hunting virtual creatures with their smartphones. But one of the more useful scenarios just showed upon Amazon's mobile app. It's a part finder feature to help users find exactly the right type of screw or fastener for their project. Imagine that you are trying to repair a piece of furniture or other item that with screws, bolts, washers, and whatever else. Maybe you need a specific screw to finish the job, but the ones in your... Read more...
New research into the effectiveness and accuracy of Amazon's Echo and Google's Home smart speakers powered by Alexa and Google Now, respectively, shows that the digital assistants have some difficulty understanding and responding to users with accents. This includes regional dialects, but especially people who speak English as a second language. The disparity was brought up by The Washington Post, which shared an anecdote involving a Vancouver resident who was raised in Columbia and has a light Spanish accent. When she would ask Alexa to perform menial tasks, the digital assistant would trip over... Read more...
We're currently on Day 2 of Prime Day, and the discounts continue to roll in. While we all appreciate deals on smartphones, Echos and smart TVs, we enthusiasts also crave deals on PC components. Luckily, Amazon is extending its price breaks to some of the most popular enthusiast processors currently on the market. AMD's current "top dog" Ryzen Threadripper 1950X has an MSRP of $999, but today Amazon has the processor for just $699, representing a $300 savings. This is an all-time low price on Amazon, and is $20 less than the previous low that we reported on in April. The Ryzen Threadripper... Read more...
When it comes to 4K HDR media streamers currently on the market, the NVIDIA SHIELD TV is one of the more powerful entries available. The device is powered by NVIDIA's Tegra X1 SoC and runs Google's Android TV operating system. For those of you that haven't already managed to snag a SHIELD TV, Amazon is giving you a prime opportunity to strike on Prime Day. Prime Day kicks off tomorrow, July 16th, starting at 3PM EST, and the SHIELD TV will be on sale for $139, which is $40 off its regular price. Checking out the trusty CamelCamelCamel price tracker, the lowest price... Read more...
Amazon is sucking all of the oxygen out of the room this week with its Prime Day sales extravaganza. Prime Day normally lasts for just one day, but Amazon upped the ante this year by extending it to two days (July 16th through July 17th). While we've covered plenty of deals that Amazon has to offer this year, eBay wants in on some of the discounting glory as well.  To counter Prime Day, eBay is currently running a promotion that gives you a $25 discount on ALL purchases over $119. The $25 discount applies to nearly everything on eBay with the exception of the following... Read more...
Amazon Prime Day is finally here. While Amazon got the festivities kicked off early with deals on its own first-party hardware, the crush of deals from other manufacturers are starting to come online right now. There are plenty of deals to be had, and we'll keep updating this list as new products Media Streamers Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote -- $19.99 (save $20) Smart Home Amazon Echo (2nd Gen) -- $69.99 (save $30) Amazon Echo Show -- $129.99 (save $100) Amazon Echo Dot -- $29.99 (save $20) Amazon Echo Spot -- $99.99 (save $30) Blink XT Home Security... Read more...
The annual sales bonanza known as Prime Day 2018 has arrived, officially kicking off at 12 pm Pacific (3 pm Eastern) today and running for a full 36 hours. For this year's event, Amazon is serving up more than one million deals for Prime Members worldwide. In addition, for those of you who are itching to shop and save right now, Amazon is offer deals on select devices ahead of the main event. This is the biggest Prime Day yet. If you go back two years ago, Amazon offered more than 100,000 deals on Prime Day. This year's event will see 10x as many bargains on everything technology gadgets to cookware... Read more...
We are still a few days away from Amazon's annual Prime Day sales event, which kicks off Monday and runs for 36 hours. However, if you're itching for a deal ahead of the big the event and happen to be in the market for a laptop, good news—Amazon has partnered with Acer to bundle a free Echo Dot with the purchase of an Alexa-enabled Nitro, Spin, or Aspire laptop. There are half a dozen laptops to choose from. As an added bonus, each one is currently marked down $50 from their respective MSRPs, so you are saving a chunk of change right off the bat and getting an Echo Dot. On top of all that,... Read more...
Amazon Prime Day kicks off on Monday, July 16th and will last through July 17th. With many people eagerly awaiting what deals will be available, some manufacturers are cluing us in early on how far they will be discounting products to make the occasion. The latest is Razer, which is promising up to a 40 percent savings on its gaming devices and accessories. The Razer Phone will be on sale this coming Monday for up to 25 percent off depending on the model. Right now, the Razer phone is selling for $669 to $699 depending on the color. With a 25 percent discount, we'd be looking... Read more...
If you're an Amazon Prime subscriber -- and who isn't these days -- you're no doubt gearing up for Prime Day. Prime Day is scheduled to kick off on July 16th, and for the first time ever will extend into the next day (July 17th). Leading up to the main event, there have been some ancillary deals to whet customers' appetites and the latest is from popular accessory maker Anker. The company has piled on the discounts for nine of its most popular products, including three of its PowerCore-branded portable batteries. For those that need just a "little" boost in a pinch when your smartphone battery... Read more...
Amazon Prime Day, the annual event where the world's largest online retailer offers tantalizing discounts exclusively available to its Prime members, is slated to begin on July 16. This will be the fourth time that Amazon has held such an event, and this time around it will last a full day and half, giving Prime members plenty of time to sift through bargains. The actual event kicks off at 12 pm Pacific (3 pm Eastern) on Monday, July 16, and runs for 36 hours before coming to an end on Tuesday, July 17. Last year the event ran for 30 hours, so Amazon is extending it for 2018. As with before, it... Read more...
Amazon is giving users of the Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 the opportunity to repurpose their tablets courtesy of an upcoming software update. Show Mode, which will be available in a software update downloadable on July 2nd, in effect turns Fire HD tablets into a fully functional Alexa-powered Echo Show. That means that they will support hands-free Alexa to do everything from providing you with weather forecasts, to real-time traffic information, to controlling your smart home. In order to better facilitate this repurposing of the Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10, Amazon is also launching the Show Mode Charging... Read more...
Sometimes you need to see inside something to check if all is functioning well. That might be while you are rebuilding your car's engine or working on an AC system. Whenever you need to get a look at the inside of something in tight quarters, an endoscope/borescope comes in handy. Amazon has the Depstech Wireless Endoscope on sale right now and it is Wi-Fi enabled with a 2.0MP camera on the end. The camera's "neck" is rigid, so you can bend it and cram it into tight spaces even if the only way to gain access is from underneath. The Depstech Wireless Endoscope works with Android or iOS devices including... Read more...
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