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Best Prime Day TV deals: Cheaper models get cheaper, plus juicy 2021 releases

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 13:23:44 +0000
Best Prime Day TV deals: Cheaper models get cheaper, plus juicy 2021 releases

Prime Day might be the smartest time of the year to buy that new TV. Hear us out. 

Waiting until Black Friday excludes a few key TV situations in the upcoming months. Grabbing a 4K TV now means you'll be set for football games that won't require guessing where the ball is, Halloween movies that don't require getting lost in shadow scenes, and an all-day fireplace in 4K on Thanksgiving. Scoring a TV during Prime Day 2021 specifically sets you up for a sweet Olympics experience.

This Prime Day, Amazon has two main pockets of TV deals: Its own mid-size Fire TV-edition TVs and a few juicy 2021 releases like Samsung's Neo QLED and LG's C1 series. Expect affordable 40- or 50-inch TVs to get even cheaper with Walmart's Deal for Days event and expect savings on 60-, 70-, and 80-inch OLEDs (similar to Amazon's target) at Best Buy's High Tech Flash Sale. Read more...

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The best Prime Day deals for shoppers in the UK

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 07:21:33 +0000
The best Prime Day deals for shoppers in the UK

Deal of the day: Until midnight on June 22, Prime members can get three months of Audible for under £1. 


It's here. It's finally herePrime Day has arrived with literally millions of deals to consider. This year's shopping event begins on June 21 and will run for a full 48 hours. That should give you plenty of time to find discounts on just about everything on your shopping list. 

With so many deals to consider, your only real problem is going to be finding the best deals from the crowd. The good news is that you don't need to spend all day trawling through page after page, because we've done all the hard work and tracked down the best deals on absolutely everything, including TVs, laptops, robot vacuums, headphones, and much more.  Read more...

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The best Prime Day headphone and speaker deals for shoppers in the UK

Sun, 20 Jun 2021 08:00:00 +0000
The best Prime Day headphone and speaker deals for shoppers in the UK

Deal of the day: Until midnight on June 22, Prime members can get three months of Audible for under £1. 


It's here. It's finally herePrime Day has arrived with literally millions of deals to consider. This year's shopping event begins on June 21 and will run for a full 48 hours. That should give you plenty of time to find discounts on just about everything on your shopping list. 

With so many deals to consider, your only real problem is going to be finding the best deals from the crowd. The good news is that you don't need to spend all day trawling through page after page of deals, because we've done that for you. We have done all the hard work and tracked down the best deals on absolutely everything, including TVs, laptops, robot vacuums, headphones, and much more.  Read more...

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Best Prime Day monitor deals: WFH displays, curved gaming monitors, and more

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 13:17:49 +0000
Best Prime Day monitor deals: WFH displays, curved gaming monitors, and more

The best Prime Day monitor deals as of June 21:

BEST FOR WORKING FROM HOME: LG 32QN600-B 32-inch QHD monitor — $209.99 (save $40)

BEST GAMING MONITOR: LG Ultragear 27GL83A-B 27-inch gaming monitor — $299.99 (save $80)

BEST PORTABLE MONITOR: Lenovo ThinkVision 14-inch portable monitor — $213.99 (save $12.01)


Prime Day 2021 has officially begun, and as expected, the deals are already pretty amazing. Whether you're looking for a robot vacuum to help you out around the house, a tablet to browse the web and read ebooks, or anything in between, we'll have you covered throughout this massive online shopping event. Read more...

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The best Prime Day TV deals for shoppers in the UK

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 07:23:17 +0000
The best Prime Day TV deals for shoppers in the UK

Deal of the day: Until midnight on June 22, Prime members can get three months of Audible for under £1. 


It's here. It's finally herePrime Day has arrived with literally millions of deals to consider. This year's shopping event begins on June 21 and will run for a full 48 hours. That should give you plenty of time to find discounts on just about everything on your shopping list. 

With so many deals to consider, your only real problem is going to be finding the best deals from the crowd. The good news is that you don't need to spend all day trawling through page after page of deals, because we've done that for you. We have done all the hard work and tracked down the best deals on absolutely everything, including TVs, laptops, robot vacuums, headphones, and much more.  Read more...

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The best Prime Day laptop and tablet deals for shoppers in the UK

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 07:23:09 +0000
The best Prime Day laptop and tablet deals for shoppers in the UK

Deal of the day: Until midnight on June 22, Prime members can get three months of Audible for under £1. 


It's here. It's finally herePrime Day has arrived with literally millions of deals to consider. This year's shopping event begins on June 21 and will run for a full 48 hours. That should give you plenty of time to find discounts on just about everything on your shopping list. 

With so many deals to consider, your only real problem is going to be finding the best deals from the crowd. The good news is that you don't need to spend all day trawling through page after page of deals, because we've done that for you. We have done all the hard work and tracked down the best deals on absolutely everything, including TVs, laptops, robot vacuums, headphones, and much more.  Read more...

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'Ted Lasso' Season 2 trailer promises plenty of cheer, goals, and more biscuits

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 13:13:36 +0000
'Ted Lasso' Season 2 trailer promises plenty of cheer, goals, and more biscuits

There aren't enough biscuits in the world to satiate us until the release of Season 2 of Ted Lasso, probably the nicest show on TV.

Following an official trailer drop in April, the Apple TV+ series now has another second look at the upcoming season, where we'll find Coach Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) steering the Richmond Football Club to hopeful glory. The trailer picks up where we left off with the club: winning hearts, not necessarily matches, but continuing to believe, people.

Butts on three? Alright one, two, three, BUTTS.

Ted Lasso returns July 23 on Apple TV+. Read more...

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The best Prime Day robot vacuum deals for shoppers in the UK

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 07:21:48 +0000
The best Prime Day robot vacuum deals for shoppers in the UK

Deal of the day: Until midnight on June 22, Prime members can get three months of Audible for under £1. 


It's here. It's finally herePrime Day has arrived with literally millions of deals to consider. This year's shopping event begins on June 21 and will run for a full 48 hours. That should give you plenty of time to find discounts on just about everything on your shopping list. 

With so many deals to consider, your only real problem is going to be finding the best deals from the crowd. The good news is that you don't need to spend all day trawling through page after page of deals, because we've done that for you. We have done all the hard work and tracked down the best deals on absolutely everything, including TVs, laptops, robot vacuums, headphones, and much more.  Read more...

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Get an extra £7 to spend when you top up £50 this Prime Day

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 10:48:35 +0000
Get an extra £7 to spend when you top up £50 this Prime Day

SAVE £7: Top up your gift card balance with £50 or more in one transaction and get an extra £7 to spend this Prime Day.


The latest Prime Day deal is restricted to the first 60,000 Prime members who take part, so we'll cut to the chase.

Amazon Top Up lets you add funds to your gift card balance to keep track of your spending, speed up the checkout process, and save up for special purchases. It's something to seriously consider if you shop regularly on Amazon.

Until midnight on June 22, Prime members can get an extra £7 added to their gift card balance when they top p £50 or more in a single order on Amazon. To qualify for the free credit, all you need to do is hit the yellow "Click to register for the Top Up reward" button and add £50 or more in one transaction. Read more...

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Best robot vacuum deals for Prime Day: Score a Roomba for really cheap

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 07:10:00 +0000
Best robot vacuum deals for Prime Day: Score a Roomba for really cheap

Best Prime Day robot vacuum deals as of June 21:


Humankind has surpassed the need for the dread surrounding vacuuming.

We can simply narrow it down to two types of people: The ones who actually look forward to the satisfaction because their manual vacuum is such a blast to use (like a Dyson) and the ones who let a robot vacuum do the detested chore.

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Amazon's new Fire HD 10 Plus tablet sees its first discount for Prime Day — save $70

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 10:34:04 +0000
Amazon's new Fire HD 10 Plus tablet sees its first discount for Prime Day — save $70

Save $70: The new Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus tablet is on sale for the first time for Prime Day — get it for just over $100.


A luxe new member of Amazon's latest tablet release is officially on sale for the first time. Of course it's for Prime Day, and it's pretty major: nearly 40% off.

The Fire HD 10 Plus tablet has some of Amazon's most advanced tablet specs, gaining it love on the internet for being a sweet value. With the MSRP of the baseline iPad dropping eerily close to that of a tablet known for being budget-friendly like the Fire line, Amazon had to do some serious spec work. The HD 10 Plus adds more RAM to that of the regular 10 model (just 1 GB more, but still), as well as wireless charging. The 1080p display is brighter, adds a soft touch slate coating to the back's exterior, and should still get you 10 to 12 hours on one charge. Read more...

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Of thousands of Prime Day deals, these are the absolute best

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 07:05:00 +0000
Of thousands of Prime Day deals, these are the absolute best

OUR TOP PICKS FROM AMAZON AND WALMART:


In 2020, Prime Day was pushed back to October instead of its usual July date because of the coronavirus pandemic. This year, it's again not in July so as to not interfere with the Olympics. In 2021, Prime Day runs June 21 through 22, which means the deals are now live.

Even though Prime Day is an Amazon event, other big retailers had to get a piece of the pie as well by running their own savings events. Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more are having impressive sales as well. Read more...

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Watch a robot dropping mints into soda bottles in spectacular slow motion

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 10:11:28 +0000
Watch a robot dropping mints into soda bottles in spectacular slow motion

Everyone knows that dropping mints into a bottle of soda is the height of don't-try-this-at-home entertainment — but it turns out there's a way to make this popular home-brewed experiment even more fun.

All you need is a camera capable of filming in extreme slow motion and a robotic arm.

In the video above, Gav from The Slow Mo Guys combines his trusty phantom with a speedy robotic assistant in order to track mints tumbling into colourful fizzy liquid from a variety of different angles.

"It's like I've got a small drone and I'm just flying above this plume of liquid," says Gav, shortly after a shot of the robot-held camera tracking directly above an erupting pink fizz plume. Read more...

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6 maps that show how far we still have to go for LGBTQ equality

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 10:00:00 +0000
6 maps that show how far we still have to go for LGBTQ equality

Mashable is celebrating Pride Month by exploring the modern LGBTQ world, from the people who make up the community to the spaces where they congregate, both online and off.


We've come a long way in advancing LGBTQ rights since the first Pride march was held in New York City in 1970, from the repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in 2010 and the achievement of marriage equality via the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015, to last summer's high court decision outlawing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the workplace.

Then there's the Education Department's recent guidance that extends Title IX protections to gay and transgender students in an effort to protect them from discrimination at school. Read more...

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Netflix's creepy 'The Chestnut Man' teaser looks like a must-watch for fans of 'The Killing'

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 09:49:09 +0000
Netflix's creepy 'The Chestnut Man' teaser looks like a must-watch for fans of 'The Killing'

A new dark Scandinavian crime thriller? Creepy little figurines being left at crime scenes? From the creator of The Killing?!

On Monday, Netflix dropped the teaser for The Chestnut Man, a new series based on Søren Sveistrup's novel of the same name about a murderer who leaves chestnut-carved stick figures at the scenes of his crimes.

Based on the teaser it looks like exactly the kind of grim, moody crime thriller that will appeal to anyone who couldn't get enough of Sarah Lund's Christmas jumper-clad detective skills. 

Sign us up.

The Chestnut Man is coming to Netflix sometime this fall (exact release date TBC). Read more...

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Desus and Mero going rollerskating with Lil Nas X is just good wholesome fun

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 09:43:06 +0000
Desus and Mero going rollerskating with Lil Nas X is just good wholesome fun

Why conduct a regular interview when you can go rollerskating together?

Pulling on their own custom Timberland skates for some "Good Wholesome Fun" at a roller rink, Desus and Mero chatted to artist and excellent rollerskater Lil Nas X about handling the recent conservative backlash to his music video for "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)," his infamous "Satan Shoes," and his Saturday Night Live wardrobe malfunction.

"Did you ever think that the outrage was going to reach the level it did? Because Fox News was on you every 10 minutes," says Desus. 

"Even when I was playing the video I was like, oh this is definitely going to hit Fox News," responds Lil Nas X. "I definitely didn't expect the outrage as much as it was at all, especially governors tweeting me, like, you're a governor. You don't have anything better to do?" Read more...

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Save 20% on this Farting Frenchies card game and have fun without your phone

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 09:00:00 +0000
Save 20% on this Farting Frenchies card game and have fun without your phone

TL;DR: Get the Farting Frenchies card game to play on your weekend getaways this summer. As of June 21, it's on sale for $19.99 — a 20% discount.


Have you ever gone away on a trip with the intention of putting your phone down for the weekend, only to discover nearly all forms of entertainment require WiFi?

Get back to the basics by bringing a card game that will actually keep you and your friends entertained for hoursFarting Frenchies is the strategic card game that lets you battle your friends by collecting, feeding, and stealing each other's Frenchies along the way. And for a limited time, it's on sale for cheaper than you'll find it on Amazon. The goal is to have the most Frenchies at the end of the game, so you must be ruthless and do whatever you can to steal the furry friends from other players. Read more...

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This highly-rated 10-foot beach canopy is cheaper than you'll find it on Amazon

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 09:00:00 +0000
This highly-rated 10-foot beach canopy is cheaper than you'll find it on Amazon

TL;DR: Prep for summer camping and beach trips with this family-sized beach canopy tent, on sale for  7% off. As of June 21, bring one home for $175.99.


Heading to the beach this season? Make sure your beers stay cold and you and your friends keep your cool with this family-sized beach canopy tent from Red Suricata. For a limited time, you can snag it on sale for even less than its Amazon list price.

There’s nothing quite as peaceful as digging your toes into the sand and listening to crashing waves. But all that serenity can abruptly come to an end with too much sun exposure. That’s where this canopy tent enters the picture. Whether you need to cool off or take a break from all those UV rays, just slide underneath it and feel instant relief. Thanks to its UPF50 sun protection rating, it can screen out 98 percent of direct UV sunlight. Read more...

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Learn to code, build your own app or video game, and more with these $20 course bundles

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 09:00:00 +0000
Learn to code, build your own app or video game, and more with these $20 course bundles

A certain world-dominating website might be having its biggest sale of the year, but it’s far from the only place you can score major deals. In fact, you can’t even find deals on things like online courses on the retail giant’s site — but you can below.

For a limited time, these 12 course bundles are on sale for as little as $1.11 per course. Why not spend your money on bettering yourself this season?

The Complete Python Certification Bootcamp Bundle

Experts consider Python to be one of the best programming languages for beginners, thanks to its straightforward syntax and minimal setup. This 12-course bootcamp — led by top-rated professional coders from Zenva Academy, Mammoth Interactive, and more — is a great way to learn the ropes, with over 800 lessons to guide you along the way. Kick-off your coding career for only $20 ($2,030 value) for a limited time. Read more...

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Make fruit-infused water with this sleek water bottle

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 09:00:00 +0000
Make fruit-infused water with this sleek water bottle

TL;DR: Stay hydrated and refreshed with the Oasis Fruit Infusion Water Flask, on sale for 17% off. As of June 21, get one for only $32.95.


You don’t need us to tell you how much water you should be drinking each day. What you need is something that makes you want to drink as much water as you should each day. Here’s a life hack for you: the Oasis Fruit Infusion Water Flask from Grosche.

This bottle makes it super simple to infuse your water with fruit or herbs so you’ll actually want to drink more of it. With the removable stainless steel strainer, you can drop in your favorite fruits and herbs and push the strainer back until it clicks. Then just drink through the bottle like you normally would and your infused water will strain through the filter as you drink. The wide mouth makes it easy to drop in some ice cubes as well.  Read more...

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Tiny robot acrobat uses tail to do backflips

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 08:46:57 +0000
Tiny robot acrobat uses tail to do backflips

Designed by Tencent Robotics, Ollie is a wheel-legged robot that can climb steps, flip, and maneuver difficult terrains. Its multifunctional actuated tail allows it to flip and jump over obstacles, as well as extend itself or turn into a tri-pedalled robot. Read more...

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Watch 'Rick and Morty's season 5 premiere for free on YouTube right now

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 08:22:51 +0000
Watch 'Rick and Morty's season 5 premiere for free on YouTube right now

Adult Swim has uploaded Rick and Morty's Season 5 premiere to YouTube in its entirety, letting those without cable finally catch up on the dysfunctional duo's interdimensional adventures. 

Entitled "Mort Dinner Rick Andre," the long-awaited 22-minute episode sees scientist and self-proclaimed "silly man" Rick Sanchez and his grandson Morty preparing to host a dinner with Rick's nemesis Mr. Nimbus, "king of the ocean" and "a piece of shit." That's about as normal as it gets, as our review notes.

Though the new season premiered June 20, the cable-free masses were left out in the cold to daydream and write fan fiction. Now they'll be able to write more informed fan fiction. Read more...

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OnePlus to become a sub-brand of Oppo, according to leaked memo

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 07:46:18 +0000
OnePlus to become a sub-brand of Oppo, according to leaked memo

The relationship between Chinese smartphone makers OnePlus and Oppo has never been easy to discern. Over the years, OnePlus made considerable efforts to distance itself from Oppo, even though it was obvious that the phones from the two companies share some DNA. 

Now, it seems that this relationship will become a lot more straightforward: OnePlus will be a sub-brand of Oppo. 

In a note recently posted on company forums, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said that his company will "further integrate" with Oppo, giving it "more resources" to create better products and bring faster updates for its users. He did say OnePlus would continue to operate independently, however, so it was still a bit unclear just how tightly the two companies would be connected.  Read more...

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Treat your pearly whites to the best Prime Day deals on electric toothbrushes

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 07:30:00 +0000
Treat your pearly whites to the best Prime Day deals on electric toothbrushes

Best Prime Day electric toothbrush deals:

OUR TOP PICK: Oral-B Pro 5000 Smartseries — $99.99 (save 40%)

BEST COMPANION APP: Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart 9500 — $149.95 (save 44%)

BEST FOR KIDS: Oral-B Kids Electric Toothbrush — $39.97 (save 20%) 


We all have at least one thing in common, and it's that we all have to take care of our personal hygiene, especially our mouths. That means brushing our chompers well and often to keep our smiles looking sparkling and fresh (and for the sake of everyone around you, please don't forget to brush your tongue). 

Part of keeping up with a comprehensive oral care routine is having the best supplies to do so; priority number one being a solid toothbrush. Take a look at your sink right now — are you sick of seeing that old matted toothbrush you picked up last year from your local drug store? It's time for a replacement, and preferably one that'll do a better job at keeping your pearly whites... well, whiteRead more...

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Almost every Echo device is on sale for Prime Day

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 07:07:00 +0000
Almost every Echo device is on sale for Prime Day

Here are the best Echo devices on sale for Prime Day as of June 21:


Prime Day has officially arrived, and the deals are not here to play. It's no surprise that basically every Amazon Echo device is discounted, but what may come as a surprise is that a bunch of these devices are at their lowest prices ever (yes, cheaper than Black Friday and Prime Day 2020). We're talking up to $60 off single devices and up to $80 off bundles — making now the perfect opportunity to make your house a smart home. Read more...

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20 weird (but wonderful) Amazon Prime Day deals for under $20

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 07:00:00 +0000
20 weird (but wonderful) Amazon Prime Day deals for under $20

Interested in all things weird and wonderful? While Amazon’s Prime Day is packed with deals on everything from kitchen appliances to the latest in tech gear, there are also a whole lot of weird items on sale.

Below, we’ve rounded up some of the absolute weirdest Prime Day deals for under $20. Think of this as your one-stop shop for all those White Elephant and Secret Santa gifts you’ll be glad you bought on sale once the holiday season rolls around.

1. This cozy tortilla blanket that will turn you into a human burrito

20 weird (but wonderful) Amazon Prime Day deals for under $20

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The novelty blanket is available on Amazon for $15.99. Get it here. Read more...

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Attention all Prime members — the Kindle has never been cheaper

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 05:00:00 +0000
Attention all Prime members — the Kindle has never been cheaper

SAVE 29%: The Kindle is on sale for £49.99 this Prime Day, saving you £20 on list price.


The Kindle is the most iconic of e-readers, and it has fallen to its lowest ever price according to the price tracker camelcamelcamel. The Kindle is on sale for £49.99 this Prime Day, saving you £20 on list price. It has actually been at this price before, but it has never dropped lower.

The Kindle is not as advanced as the Kindle Paperwhite or Kindle Oasis, but it is still packed full of advanced features that help you read wherever and whenever you feel like it.

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Here's where to find all the best deals on Fire tablets this Prime Day

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 04:40:00 +0000
Here's where to find all the best deals on Fire tablets this Prime Day

TL;DR: Until midnight on June 22, you can save up to 56% on Fire tablets for Prime Day.


Welcome to Prime Day, where there are literally millions of deals dropping from every angle. Please try and remain calm, because not every deal is worth considering.

You could spend every hour of the day checking out every single deal on offer, but that is not the best use of your time. Instead, we'll send the best deals your way. For example, you can save up to 56% on Amazon's range of popular Fire tablets.

We've tracked down all the best Prime Day deals on Fire tablets, so you can get in and out with a quick discount: Read more...

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The Fire TV Cube has dropped to under £60 for Prime Day

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 04:30:00 +0000
The Fire TV Cube has dropped to under £60 for Prime Day

SAVE 45%: The Fire TV Cube is on sale for £59.99 this Prime Day, saving you £50 on list price.


We know you've got stuff to do, and Prime Day is throwing a lot of deals your way, so we'll cut to the chase — the Fire TV Cube is on sale for £59.99 this Prime Day, saving you £50 on list price.

That's all you really need to know. Head on over to Amazon and you can pick up the Fire TV Cube for its lowest ever price this Prime Day. What are you waiting for? Seriously, what more do you need to know?

If you remain unconvinced, it may interest you to know that the Fire TV Cube delivers a fast and fluid experience for your favourite films and shows. It lets you control just about everything with your voice. Simply ask Alexa to turn on the TV, dim compatible lights, and play what you want to watch with the Fire TV Cube. Read more...

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Amazon's Echo Show 8 (2nd gen) is the smart display your home needs

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 04:01:14 +0000
Amazon's Echo Show 8 (2nd gen) is the smart display your home needs

The Echo Show 8 (2nd generation) is a sleek, smart addition to the Echo lineup, boasting an 8-inch HD touchscreen, a super responsive auto-panning and zooming camera to keep you in focus during video calls, dual stereo speakers, and the ever-adaptive Alexa.

As a central hub for your home, it really can’t be beaten, but it needs a little more work to be a good fit for the work-from-home crowd.  Read more...

Echo Show 8 (2nd generation)
$129.99
The Good
13-MP • responsive camera • Large HD display • Nearly endless functions with Alexa
The Bad
Zoom connectivity is iffy
The Bottom Line
The new Echo Show 8 is made for connecting with people both inside and outside your home. The camera has had a huge glow-up and now boasts 13 megapixels (compared to the 1st gen’s 1 MP), and the Echo Show 8 offers more Alexa functionality than ever.
⚡ Mashable Score 4.0
😎 Cool Factor 5.0
📘Learning Curve 3.0
💪Performance 3.5
💵Bang for the Buck 4.5
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