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The 2-in-1 Acer Spin 5 has Alexa built in and it’s $200 off at Amazon

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TL;DR: The 2-in-1 Acer Spin 5 is a serious Dell XPS competitor and it’s only $799.99 at Amazon right now, saving you $200.


You would think that wanting a 2-in-1 laptop specifically would make your decision easier, but not really.

When storage capacities, screen resolutions, and battery lives all seem to blur together, you’ll need some stand out feature to help you make your decision. If you’re not immediately sold when you hear that the Acer Spin 5 has Amazon Alexa built-in, you will be…

The Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker is on sale for under £35

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TL;DR: Pick up a compact Echo Dot smart speaker for just £34.99 from Amazon, saving £15 on list price.


The weekend is great for many reasons. It’s a time to relax, unwind, and basically do everything you wish you could have done in the working week, including shopping.

We have tracked down two of the very best deals for the weekend, on some of Amazon’s most popular smart devices. You can save on both the Echo and the Echo Dot, which sounds like a pretty good way to spend the…

Alexa will play The Lonely Island if you ask for ‘some hot garbage’

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On Thursday, The Lonely Island uploaded a video of themselves asking an Amazon Alexa to play them “some hot garbage.” Alexa started shuffling songs by — you guessed it — The Lonely Island.

If you have an Alexa, you too can share in this fun experience. You do have to be specific in your wording, though: Based on our rigorous testing, the only command that will actually work is “Alexa, play me some hot garbage.” As Nerdist pointed out, you can’t omit any of the words.

The YouTube…

Take $30 off 2 pre-orders of the Echo Show 5 or $50 off a Ring bundle

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TL;DR: The new (adorable) Echo Show 5 is available for pre-order and bundle deals are abundantSave $30 when you order two or save $50 when you add a Ring Video Doorbell Pro.


There’s a new Echo Show in town, and bundling with a second Show or a Ring Video Doorbell can save you even more. Pre-ordering two of the Echo Show 5 can save you $30 (getting you two for $149.98) and adding a Ring Video Doorbell Pro to the bundle can save you $50 (a purchase that would usually be $338.99.)

If you’re…

Take $30 off 2 pre-orders of the Echo Show 5 or $50 off a Ring bundle

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TL;DR: The new (adorable) Echo Show 5 is available for pre-order and bundle deals are abundantSave $30 when you order two or save $50 when you add a Ring Video Doorbell Pro.


There’s a new Echo Show in town, and bundling with a second Show or a Ring Video Doorbell can save you even more. Pre-ordering two of the Echo Show 5 can save you $30 (getting you two for $149.98) and adding a Ring Video Doorbell Pro to the bundle can save you $50 (a purchase that would usually be $338.99.)

If you’re…

Take $30 off 2 pre-orders of the Echo Show 5 or $50 off a Ring bundle

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TL;DR: The new (adorable) Echo Show 5 is available for pre-order and bundle deals are abundantSave $30 when you order two or save $50 when you add a Ring Video Doorbell Pro.


There’s a new Echo Show in town, and bundling with a second Show or a Ring Video Doorbell can save you even more. Pre-ordering two of the Echo Show 5 can save you $30 (getting you two for $149.98) and adding a Ring Video Doorbell Pro to the bundle can save you $50 (a purchase that would usually be $338.99.)

If you’re…

Take $30 off 2 pre-orders of the Echo Show 5 or $50 off a Ring bundle

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TL;DR: The new (adorable) Echo Show 5 is available for pre-order and bundle deals are abundantSave $30 when you order two or save $50 when you add a Ring Video Doorbell Pro.


There’s a new Echo Show in town, and bundling with a second Show or a Ring Video Doorbell can save you even more. Pre-ordering two of the Echo Show 5 can save you $30 (getting you two for $149.98) and adding a Ring Video Doorbell Pro to the bundle can save you $50 (a purchase that would usually be $338.99.)

If you’re…

Amazon Devices sale, plus deals on Nintendo Switch games, and more for May 29

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Calling all TV addicts, yes let’s just all admit it, spending the evening on the coach binging on TV shows and movies is what we all look forward to the most after a long day at work. Make your TV a smart one with the Amazon TV devices. You can get the Fire 4K TV Stick for only $39.99. Don’t want to move a muscle? Then just ask Alexa to turn on the TV and play what you want to watch with the Fire TV Cube.

No time to binge on the coach? Get an iPad Pro and catch up on your Netflix shows on…

Amazon Devices sale, plus deals on Nintendo Switch games, and more for May 29

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Calling all TV addicts, yes let’s just all admit it, spending the evening on the coach binging on TV shows and movies is what we all look forward to the most after a long day at work. Make your TV a smart one with the Amazon TV devices. You can get the Fire 4K TV Stick for only $39.99. Don’t want to move a muscle? Then just ask Alexa to turn on the TV and play what you want to watch with the Fire TV Cube.

No time to binge on the coach? Get an iPad Pro and catch up on your Netflix shows on…

Now even the U.N. is worried about sexism in voice assistants

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The U.N. is not here for Siri’s sexist jokes.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has published an in-depth report about how women, girls, and the world as a whole, lose when technical education and the tech sector exclude women. 

Within the report is a razor-sharp section about the phenomenon of gendered A.I. voice assistants, like Siri or Alexa. The whole report is titled “I’d blush if I could,” a reference to the almost flirtatious response Siri…