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Amazon Echo is on sale until midnight, and the Echo Show gets its first deal

Amazon Echo is on sale until midnight, and the Echo Show gets its first deal

Finding the Amazon Echo on sale isn't a rare experience, but getting it 28% off the normal list price isn't the type of discount that happens everyday. Amazon has reduced the price by $50 in a 24-hour flash sale, so you're going to ultimate pay $129.99 for the Alexa-enabled smart speaker. That's the lowest price we've seen for the Amazon Echo, which normally retails for $179.99. Now it's priced to compete with $129.99 Google Home. Both the Amazon Echo in…

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Nokia 6 will launch in the US for $229 next month on Amazon

Nokia 6 will launch in the US for $229 next month on Amazon

HMD Global has announced that the Nokia 6 will be available for purchase in "early June 2017" via Amazon, marking the Finnish company's debut of its Nokia brand relaunch in the US. The 5.5-inch Nokia 6, powered by Android Nougat, features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset and will launch in black and silver (with more colors to follow later this year) for the tune of $229 (about £180, AU$300). The Nokia 6 also features like a 16MP camera (and 8MP…

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Download of the day: Empty

Download of the day: Empty

It looks like a page torn from an IKEA catalog, but Empty is actually a smart puzzle game that presents a simple challenge: clear the room of all items. The room is rotated using your mouse, and the goal is to line up objects against backgrounds of the same color. For example, in the image above, you would need to rotate the room until the lamp is obscured by the yellow floor. Once you'd matched an object, it disappears. Home…

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The best free YouTube video converter 2017

The best free YouTube video converter 2017

It's easy to spend hours watching new videos on YouTube when you have a reliable internet connection, but if you're going to be offline, you might want to save a collection of clips to watch later on your PC, tablet, games console, or smartphone. That's when you need a free YouTube converter. The best YouTube video converters include preset profiles to take the guesswork out of choosing the optimum format, resolution, and compression settings for your device. They also let…

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Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube and Twitter form Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism

Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube and Twitter form Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism

 Today Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube and Twitter collectively announced a new partnership aimed at reducing the accessibility of internet services to terrorists. The new Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism adds structure to existing efforts by the companies to target and remove recruiting materials for terror groups from major web platforms. Together, the four tech leaders say they… Read More Read More…

OnePlus 6: what we want to see

OnePlus 6: what we want to see

The OnePlus 5 is a remarkably accomplished phone considering it comes from such a young company and at such a low price. It has a strong new design, a great new camera and all the power we’ve come to expect from a OnePlus handset. There’s little doubt that the company will follow it up with the OnePlus 6 next year – unless it decides to skip a number again – but where can it go from here? Well, if you…

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Nintendo’s Super NES Classic Edition will finally give us Star Fox 2

Nintendo’s Super NES Classic Edition will finally give us Star Fox 2

Nintendo plans to absolutely dominate this holiday season with the long-anticipated announcement of an SNES Classic Edition. This time, however, the company has taken the release up several levels. As if after our retro-loving hearts, Nintendo has included the never-before-released Star Fox 2 in the tiny box. Naturally, the firm has made a bit of a game of it, locking the game behind the first level of the included Star Fox game. Better yet, Nintendo promises to include two wired…

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Tamron’s new ultra-telephoto has the world’s longest zoom range

Tamron’s new ultra-telephoto has the world’s longest zoom range

Tamron has unveiled what it's calling "the world's first ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens" for APS-C Canon and Nikon DSLRs, offering photographers a massive zoom range for maximum versatility without the need to change lenses. Taking into account the 1.5x crop factor imposed by Nikon APS-C bodies, the 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD boasts a remarkable effective focal range of 27-600mm in 35mm terms, while on Canon DSLRs that's extended even further to 29-640mm, thanks to the slightly higher 1.6x…

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YouTube is killing the written word one cat video at a time with 1.5bn viewers

YouTube is killing the written word one cat video at a time with 1.5bn viewers

Putting pen to paper to write a letter is now an activity almost exclusively practiced by the elderly and the stubborn. With the advent of email, text message and instant message we have heard individual nails being hammered into the coffin of the hand-written word. But now it seems that even digitally the written word isn’t safe. Google has recently released some of the numbers associated with the amount of time that we’ve all been spending on YouTube and the…

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Here’s a look at how Amazon Echo Show will present its visual information

Here’s a look at how Amazon Echo Show will present its visual information

Amazon's Echo Show is a curious device – taking the unique selling point of the voice-only Alexa powered Echo speaker family, and pairing it up with a touchscreen interface.  As many are left wondering what separates the Echo Show from a tablet with a kickstand (considering all iPads have the Siri voice assistant, Android tablets make use of the Google Assistant and Amazon's own Fire slates already have Alexa built in, Amazon has today revealed a series of videos showing…

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