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1. It’s Prime Day

Wait, you didn’t notice it was Amazon Prime Day? All this free advertising for Amazon for nothing! In all seriousness, there are deals to be had if you haven’t already had a look.

The team has been hard at work figuring out the best of the Prime deals, and there’s a medium-length list of what’s good just below, plus some top picks. (Note most deals are U.S.-only – but we’ll throw a bone towards Canada and the UK too.)

Hot tip: A lot of what you need to do on Prime Day is judge the prices compared to the actual regular pricing, not just the discount versus the list or RRP price which can often be inflated.

More posts about Prime Day Deals


2. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 may face delays due to trade dispute (Android Authority).


3. Google Pixel 4 and its distinctive camera spotted in public again (Android Authority). However, a poll we ran indicates most of you don’t care about the Pixel 4, though there is some hope for Google.


4. Facebook board member Peter Thiel calls Google ‘treasonous’ and says CIA should investigate (Gizmodo).


5. Huawei reportedly planning hundreds of U.S. layoffs (Gizmodo).


6. AT&T’s “free” robocall blocking service comes with a $4 monthly catch (Ars Technica).


7. This is a site that takes you to recently uploaded YouTube videos that have zero views (astronaut.io)


8. Florida DMV makes millions selling Floridians’ data…for pennies (and you can’t opt out) (BoingBoing). (Facepalms really dominate today…)


9. Is this Nintendo Switch HDMI cable worth buying for $100 (CNET)? The answer is maybe. I thought it’d be a flat no at the price.


10. Huge power outage hits NYC and Times Square on anniversary of infamous 1977 blackout (Gizmodo).


11. “I worked on AI for YouTube’s “recommended for you” feature: We underestimated how the algorithms could go terribly wrong” (Wired).


12. Europe’s GPS alternative Galileo has been offline since Friday (BBC).


13. “What did a fictional character say that stuck with you?” (r/askreddit).


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