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Get an Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet for just $100

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When people think of tablets, iPads are often what come to mind. But you don’t have to drop a couple hundred to get a reliable tablet capable of the functions you want. Amazon’s Fire HD 10 is already significantly cheaper than an iPad, and now it’s $50 off, making it even more affordable.

Obviously you’re not going to get a ton of great features with a tablet this cheap, but the Fire HD 10 has a 10.1-inch 1080p Full HD display, up to 1.8 GHZ quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM, and up to…

Echo Show, Fire HD 10, Nespresso, iPad Pro, and more deals for April 18

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One more day till Good Friday. Take advantage of holiday sales. It’s the perfect opportunity for you to grab a bargain, as retailers will use any excuse to hold a new sale to increase their revenues during this Easter holiday.

Amazon is marking down many of their own devices such as their Fire HD 10 tablets, Echo Show, Echo Dot, and more. They only really discount these items during holiday periods or special events so if you have longed for these devices for awhile, now is your time to…

Facebook is reportedly working on an Alexa rival

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Facebook’s smart speaker didn’t ship with a rival to Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri. But the company is now working on its own digital assistant, according to a new report from CNBC.

It’s not clear exactly how the assistant will work or what it will be called, though CNBC reports it could be integrated with Facebook’s Oculus virtual reality headsets or with the company’s Portal speakers. Right now, Portal relies on Alexa for assistant functionality, though you can control speaker…

Microsoft Surface Studio, Segway Transporter, iPad Pro, Sandisk SSD, and more deals for April 17

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Reinvent the way you create with the Microsoft Surface StudioAmazon has a few renewed ones for a fraction of the price with a 90 day warranty. Renewed items are tested to work and look like brand new. It includes a Surface Pen, Surface Keyboard, Surface Mouse, and a Zero Gravity Hinge, so you have everything you need to start designing from the get-go. The Microsoft Surface Studio all in one desktop offers performance and has a clean, minimalist design to complete your workstation.

Want to…

Amazon reportedly preparing free, ad-supported music streaming service

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Look out, Spotify. There may soon be a new free music streaming service, courtesy of Amazon.

According to Billboard, ecommerce giant Amazon is currently in talks with major music labels to provide a free, ad-supported music streaming service. The service would offer a limited catalog of tunes and would be made available through Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa, on the company’s Echo devices.

Sources say Amazon could unveil the free music streaming service before the end of April. Spotify…

Reminder: Your ‘smart AI’ often involves a low-paid contractor surveilling you

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Pay no attention to the low-paid contractor behind the curtain. 

A Bloomberg report on Wednesday shocked readers with the news that the Amazon Echo devices in their homes are sporadically sending audio recordings to both contractors and employees around the world. Rather than an accidental bug to be quickly patched, this practice is key to what makes Alexa work: The workers listen to the recordings and transcribe them in an effort to improve the digital assistant’s speech recognition…

Zendaya stars in tense and mysterious ‘Euphoria’ teaser

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Will we ever tire of tortured teen TV shows? All signs point to no as with the gripping teaser for HBO’s upcoming Euphoria starring Zendaya.

In the show’s first teaser, we meet Rue (Zendaya) whose declares that “if I could be a different person, I would.”

The tone points plaintively toward darkness – more 13 Reasons Why than Riverdale and with HBO’s freedom regarding sex and cursing. 

The cast is rounded out by Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie…

Zendaya stars in tense and mysterious ‘Euphoria’ teaser

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Will we ever tire of tortured teen TV shows? All signs point to no as with the gripping teaser for HBO’s upcoming Euphoria starring Zendaya.

In the show’s first teaser, we meet Rue (Zendaya) whose declares that “if I could be a different person, I would.”

The tone points plaintively toward darkness – more 13 Reasons Why than Riverdale and with HBO’s freedom regarding sex and cursing. 

The cast is rounded out by Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie…

The 5 best VPNs for the Amazon Fire TV Stick

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For those in the dark, the Amazon Fire TV Stick is, well, a little stick that you plug into your HDTV that enables you to start streaming over 10,000 apps, games, and Alexa skills, including Prime Video, BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, Netflix, and more. You also get access to millions of websites such as YouTube, Facebook, and Reddit, with browsers like Silk and Firefox.

Not only all that but you can launch apps and control content with the Alexa Voice Remote that comes included. Just ask for the…

The Ultimate Ears Blast Bluetooth speaker is over £100 off in the Amazon Spring Sale

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A speaker can make or break a party. 

We’ve all been there. You’ve got your friends over and everyone is feeling the music, but the speakers keep cutting out or coming unplugged. It’s enough to ruin the vibes that you had so carefully cultivated. It might even be bad enough to force your friends to pack up their things and leave. This might seem harsh, but it happens.

It’s at this point, disappointed and alone, that you should turn to the Ultimate Ears Blast speaker. The portable…