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Tronsmart Force portable speaker on sale for under £40 on Amazon

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TL;DR: The waterproof Tronsmart Force portable speaker is on sale for £38.39 on Amazon, saving you 45% on list price.


Portable speakers are wonderful devices that allow you to take your favourite tunes with you wherever you go. Whether this is good news for those around you is another question. We guess it's possible that not everyone wants to hear the Greatest Showman soundtrack on repeat, but oh well.

There is a big problem that can arise with these clever devices, though. With Bluetooth speakers, the sound can often be a little tinny or distort at high volumes. This isn't acceptable, especially when you're belting out your go-to song on the bus. Your audience is not going to be impressed. Read more...

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Posted on 19 September 2019 | 10:29 am

Linksys Velop Tri-Band WiFi system on sale for under £90 on Amazon

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TL;DR: The reliable Linksys Velop Tri-Band WiFi system is on sale for £89.99, saving you 55% on list price.


Nothing can bring an entire household to a grinding halt quite like a poor WiFi signal. If the speed drops, everything stops.

Nowadays, most households require fast and reliable WiFi coverage for 4K HD streaming, gaming, and whatever else is going on. If that is what's needed, you can't go wrong with a Linksys Velop is the Tri-Band WiFi system.

SEE ALSO: The best student broadband deals in the UK

This powerful system creates a high-range mesh network that uses connection points to provide wider coverage throughout your home, unlike traditional routers with range extenders. The idea being that you won't get any of those annoying dead spots in your home, where you can't pick up any sort of connection at all. We've all experienced those, and they are frustrating. Read more...

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Posted on 19 September 2019 | 10:07 am

Apple MacBooks, Microsoft laptops, Bose speakers, Tefal cookware, and more on sale for Sept. 19 in the UK

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If you're having a bad day, we have a remedy that might make you feel a little better. While things won't necessarily magic happiness into your life, you can't deny that bagging a bargain is a small victory, and can make you feel more satisfied than if you paid full price for something.

Saving on laptops, tablets, headphones, and speakers is enough to turn even the worst of days around. Fortunately, we have lined up all of these deals and more, in one convenient location.

These are the best deals from across the internet for Sept. 19.

Best of the best

Save on a wide range of quality products from top brands like Wahl, Tefal, Linksys, Silentnight, and more. Read more...

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Tefal Taste Frying Pan Set -- See Details

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Tefal Five Piece Induction Set -- See Details

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Linksys Velop Tri-Band WiFi System (Three Pack) -- See Details

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Linksys Velop Dual-Band WiFi System (Three Pack) -- See Details

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Linksys Velop Tri-Band WiFi System (One Pack) -- See Details

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ADDTOP Portable Solar Power Bank -- See Details

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Silentnight 1400 Pocket Mattress -- See Details

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Silentnight 1200 Pocket Mattress -- See Details

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Wahl Lifeproof Foil Shaver -- See Details

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Wahl Cordless Percussion Therapy Massager -- See Details

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Microsoft Surface Pro 6 12.3-Inch Tablet (128GB SSD) -- See Details

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Microsoft Surface Pro 6 12.3-Inch Tablet (256GB SSD) -- See Details

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Apple MacBook Pro -- See Details

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Apple MacBook Air -- See Details

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HP Chromebook 11.5-Inch Laptop -- See Details

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ASUS ZenBook S 13.3-Inch Laptop -- See Details

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ASUS VivoBook S430 14-Inch Laptop -- See Details

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ASUS K505ZA 15.6-Inch Full HD Laptop -- See Details

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Certified Refurbished Fire HD 8 Tablet -- See Details

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Certified Refurbished Fire HD 10 Tablet -- See Details

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90 days of Amazon Music HD for Free -- See Details

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Echo Dot (3rd Gen) -- See Details

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Certified Refurbished Echo Dot (3rd Gen) -- See Details

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Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo (2nd Gen) -- See Details

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Sony SRS-XB12 Wireless Speaker -- See Details

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Bose SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth Speaker -- See Details

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Tronsmart Force Portable Speaker -- See Details

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SoundPEATS Q32 Wireless Earbuds -- See Details

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HAVIT Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Headphones -- See Details

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Mighty Rock Active Noise Cancelling Headphones -- See Details

Posted on 19 September 2019 | 9:35 am

Fire tablet, iPhone 11, Logitech gaming accessories, and more deals for Sept. 19

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For those lucky enough to pre-order the latest iPhone 11, lunch day is tomorrow, meaning you get to spend the whole day playing around with it and taking an obscene amount of pictures. For those that haven't had time to pre-order the handset, you still can, and here is a review just in case you are unsure.

Looking for something else? Amazon is offering up to 40% off select Logitech gaming and productivity accessories, or if you're a Prime member, you can save $20 off the Amazon Fire 7 tablet.

Check out more of today's best deals from Amazon, Walmart, Dell Small Business, BuyDig, and B&H Photo-Video for Thursday, Sept. 19. Read more...

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Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum RGB 7.1 Dolby and DTS Headphone -- See Details

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Logitech MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse -- See Details

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Prime Exclusive: All-New Fire 7 16GB Tablet -- See Details

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Subscribe to The Economist – 12 Issues for just $12 Plus Free Black Notebook -- See Details

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Pre-order: New Apple iPad 10.2-inch WiFi 128GB Tablet (Latest Model) -- See Details

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Logitech K840 Mechanical Keyboard with Romer G Switches -- See Details

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50% off Rugs Plus Extra 10% off -- See Details

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Dell Vostro 14 5000 Intel Core i7-8565U 512GB SSD 16GB RAM 14-inch 1080p Laptop with code BIZLTSAVE450 -- See Details

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Up to $700 off iPhone 11 with Trade-in, Unlimited, Switch (Pre-order) -- See Details

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Pre-order: Apple Watch Series 5 with White Sport Band (GPS, 44mm) -- See Details

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Up to 25% off The Fall Sale Plus 12 Months Special Financing -- See Details

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Logitech MX Sound 2.0 Multi Device Stereo Speakers with Bluetooth Enabled -- See Details

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Roku Express+ HD Streaming Media Player -- See Details

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LG 34-inch UltraWide QHD Curved LED Monitor (Open Box) -- See Details

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Dyson V7 Allergy Cordless Vacuum Cleaner with Bonus Tools Kit -- See Details

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Sony 55-inch 4K HDR Smart OLED TV (XBR55A8F) -- See Details

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ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Headset Plus MixAmp Pro TR for PlayStation 4 -- See Details

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Posted on 19 September 2019 | 9:26 am

Have an idea for an Alexa skill? Learn how to make it.

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TL;DR: Learn how Alexa and Google Assistant *actually* work with this $25 training on smart device coding — that's 98% off.


As of the start of this year, over 100 million Amazon Alexa devices have been sold. And according to the same report, 150 products this year had Alexa built-in, 28,000 smart home products could work alongside Alexa, and nearly 70,000 Alexa skills were created. So we'll let the math speak for itself when we say now is as good of a time as any to understand how to program different commands, as well as build voice-activated apps for Alexa. 

And no, you don't have to work for a household name like Amazon to do so. Meet The Learn Amazon Alexa Development Bundle (now on sale for just $25 from its original price tag of $2,000). With over 26 hours of training on both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, you'll better understand how to control your smart devices, both through code and thorough understanding of how each device was built.  Read more...

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Posted on 19 September 2019 | 9:00 am

iOS 13 review: The iPhone goes dark

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Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work.

Every year, when a new version of iOS comes out, I spend the first few minutes frantically swiping through apps and digging through the settings menus, searching for big features and smaller, hidden tweaks most people might miss. (Yes, that makes me a huge nerd.)

Some years, like in 2018, the updates are hard to spot. Other years, they’re right in your faceiOS 13 is a mix of both

Yes, there are major features that will change the apps you use every day — dark mode (!!), a new Photos app, iPadOS — but there are also more subtle, equally important tweaks. Read more...

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Posted on 19 September 2019 | 9:00 am

90 days of Amazon Music HD for free in the UK

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TL;DR: The extensive Amazon Music HD is available to new subscribers for free, for 90 days.


This one may have slipped past you, because there hasn't been an awful lot of fanfare, but Amazon Music has launched a new streaming tier: Amazon Music HD

This new tier offers an extensive catalogue of premium quality lossless audio, and is currently available in the U.S., UK, Germany, Austria, and Japan. You can pick from more than 50 million tracks in HD, and millions of tracks in Ultra HD, with listeners now able to stream their favourite songs and albums in a greater level of detail.

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Posted on 19 September 2019 | 8:29 am

Google is now testing Incognito mode for Maps

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Google Maps is incredibly practical — it's how I get around pretty much anywhere outside of my house — but the service also records a ton of info on where you've been and what you've been doing. 

Now, the company seems to be getting closer to launching Incognito mode for Maps, making it easier to navigate without leaving any tracksXDA Developers editor-in-chief Mishaal Rahman tweeted that the feature is now being pushed to closed beta testers. 

Google Maps Incognito Mode is now in testing. This was announced by Google back at Google I/O 2019: https://t.co/7khtC4W6Cy pic.twitter.com/ShVUDxLbW9

— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) September 18, 2019 Read more...

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Posted on 19 September 2019 | 7:43 am

Mercedes is the latest carmaker that wants in on e-scooters

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Micromobility is more than just jargon for electric scooters, e-bikes, and even electric skateboards. It's a way to keep customers brand loyal even if they've ditched the car. 

That's why Mercedes-Benz is the most recent big-name car manufacturer to build its own electric scooter, the ultimate micromobility product. At the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany last week, the German company slipped in this nugget: As part of its EQ electric vehicle "family," the two-wheeled battery-powered device would be added as the newest member. It includes the same EQ branding as Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

Coming in early 2020, the scooter was one of many accessory announcements, like toy cars and headphones, separate from any auto news.   Read more...

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Posted on 19 September 2019 | 12:59 am

Cirque du Soleil's high tech fits make customizable cocktails

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The outfits were built to make custom-made cocktails and fragrances. Read more...

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Posted on 19 September 2019 | 12:20 am

U.S. Senators grill Facebook, Google, and Twitter on extremist content

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Google, Facebook, and Twitter were all once again on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, this time for a hearing on violent online extremism.

The hearing, titled Mass Violence, Extremism, and Digital Responsibility, was held by the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Senators questioned representatives from the three major tech companies to find out what they’re doing to combat and remove violent extremist content from their platforms. 

On the same day as the Senate hearing, the Washington Post obtained a copy of a draft bill in the House that would create a “national commission” to oversee harmful internet content. The bill, if passed, would create a commission to study “the ways social media could be weaponized.” The commission, which would be part of the Department of Homeland Security, would also have the ability to hold hearings and subpoena tech companies. Read more...

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Posted on 19 September 2019 | 12:10 am

These works of art defy the laws of gravity

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With a variety of objects and many color bases available, Levitation X will give you something to awe at when you enter your home. Read more...

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Posted on 18 September 2019 | 8:59 pm

This BBQ grill sidecar brings a tasty additional meaning to the biking term ‘hog’

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Inspired by his love for bikes and grilling, Thor Drake decided to combine the two, creating every biker's dream.  Read more...

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Posted on 18 September 2019 | 8:49 pm

Instagram will restrict some diet posts, once users complain

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The days of detox teas and lip filler posts overrunning your Instagram may be numbered.

Facebook announced Wednesday (via The Guardian) that it is changing its policy around posts that peddle diet products and monetarily promote cosmetic surgery.

It will age-gate content that sells these products, making them invisible to anyone under 18. It will also outright ban posts that make "miraculous claims" about diet products with links or codes to buy.

But as with any new content policy, the devil is in the details. Facebook is drawing the (albeit fuzzy) line for the policy around posts that are clearly meant to generate sales of the product. How egregiously promotional a post has to be to fall under the policy is not yet clear, meaning the products and services could still have a strong presence on the platforms, if they're careful about wording. Read more...

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Posted on 18 September 2019 | 8:43 pm

WeWork had DMC perform at a meeting justifying cost-cutting layoffs

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Because when explaining massive layoffs to your employees, there's nothing like a performance by legendary hip-hop artist Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC to make it all go down easier. 

So appeared to be the thinking of WeWork (since rebranded as The We Company) co-founder Adam Neumann who, at a 2016 all-hands meeting justifying the decision to layoff 7 percent of the company's workforce in an effort to cut costs, brought out DMC to play a set for those lucky enough to still be employed by the newly penny-pinching business. And yes, the tequila shots flowed. 

So reports the Wall Street Journal in what is, frankly, a bonkers recounting of the co-founder's escapades over the past few years.  Read more...

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Posted on 18 September 2019 | 8:08 pm

Amazon will let you donate to presidential candidates with Alexa

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Amazon announced a major new feature for Alexa as it gears up for the 2020 elections.

In a post published on Wednesday, Amazon announced that Alexa users will be able to donate to presidential candidates through the voice-activated virtual assistant’s Alexa Political Contributions feature as early as next month. 

SEE ALSO: Now any idiot off the street can answer your dumb Alexa questions

According to Amazon, all a user will have to do is say a phrase like “Alexa, I want to make a political contribution” or “Alexa, donate [amount] to [candidate name]” and they can make a contribution of anywhere from $5 to $200 per campaign for each election cycle. Donations are powered by Amazon Pay, which is connected to a user's payment information via their Amazon account. Read more...

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Posted on 18 September 2019 | 4:46 pm

Huawei's new devices leak, but big questions remain

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Huawei has a big event on Thursday, Sept. 19, but thanks to a major leak, we probably know what the company is launching. 

According to Android Headlines, the company will show several flavors of its new flagship phone, the Huawei Mate 30. A new smartwatch and a fitness tracker will make an appearance, too, as well as HarmonyOS-based TV and a tablet. 

Specifications for these devices have, for the most part, been revealed (more on that below), as have the official-looking images (check them out here). So what's left to know? Actually, quite a lot. 

For one, we don't know what flavor of Android the Mate 30 smartphone and its siblings — by far the most important devices in this bunch — will be running. We also don't know whether Google's services and apps, such as Google Play, Maps, Gmail etc. will be available on the phone out of the box. According to Google's recent comments, probably not, and if that is so, the next question is whether there will be some easy way for users to install them or if it will require some kind of hack.  Read more...

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Posted on 18 September 2019 | 3:50 pm

Beats Pill+ portable speakers are on sale on Amazon — save up to 37%

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TL;DR: The Beats Pill+ portable speaker is on sale on Amazon for 33% to 37% off its suggested retail price of $179.95. Choose from three different colors: white ($113.99), black ($113.99), or red ($119.99). 


Apple has finally jumped on the Dolby Atmos train with the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pros, equipping its new smartphones with support for the premium audio technology. They join the likes of Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 and the OnePlus 7 Pro, which were some of the first devices to offer Dolby Atmos, per Mashable's Raymond Wong.

Even with Dolby Atmos, however, most smartphones' built-in audio technology will likely struggle to do justice to the deep, thumping basses and delicately plucked high notes in your favorite songs. After all, the devices themselves are just too compact; there's no room for powerful systems capable of creating an ~immersive spatial listening environment~ every time you press "play." Read more...

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Posted on 18 September 2019 | 3:35 pm

Buy a Hisense 4K ULED TV at Walmart, get a $50 fuboTV credit

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TL;DR: The crispy Hisense H8F 4K TV is already a wallet-friendly choice — but through Nov. 30, you can get a $50 fuboTV credit with your purchase of a 55-inch or 65-inch model.


Ditching cable feels like a really smart move — you can still get your favorite shows on a ridiculous slew of streaming apps, and broadcast channels are just an HD antenna away.

That is, until it's NFL season and you need to follow games outside of your local station. You live in NYC but want to keep up with your home state team? Too bad, NBC says you're watching the Jets for the fourth week in a row.

Hisense wants the 2019-2020 season to be your best yet by experiencing the game in 4K. And when you grab a 55-inch or 65-inch Hisense ULED 4K TVs, they'll throw in a $50 fuboTV credit. Read more...

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Posted on 18 September 2019 | 3:10 pm

Facebook was also listening to Portal commands and will start again soon

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A new report confirms that contractors working for Facebook had been listening to audio recorded from users' Portal requests and the company plans to restart the practice soon.

Back in August, Bloomberg reported that contractors working for the social media giant had been listening to and transcribing audio of users' conversations obtained from Facebook's Messenger app. 

The new report says that user requests beginning with the prompt "Hey Portal" were also among the audio clips contractors listened to. The company is reinstating listening to those requests but will be giving users an opt-out option beginning with a software update in October.  Read more...

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Posted on 18 September 2019 | 2:50 pm

Vizio's soundbar system (renewed) is on sale for 40% off on Amazon

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TL;DR: Avoid the stress of going to the movie theater and bring the sound to you with this renewed Vizio soundbar setup — only $119.99 on Amazon, saving you $80. (But hurry, this deal expires at midnight Sept. 18.)


Going to the movie theater is overrated — especially if you’re a person who likes to be bothered by everything. Patrons crunching on popcorn, the dim glow of some guy’s phone in your face, an unwanted commentary track from your fellow film buffs, or worst of all: A crying child. Sounds like hell on Earth, doesn’t it? 

Here’s a suggestion: Bring the theater to you *taps temple, signaling a genius idea*.  Read more...

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Posted on 18 September 2019 | 2:43 pm

Hoover SmartWash automatic carpet cleaner is $51 off at Walmart

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TL;DR: The deep-cleaning Hoover SmartWash automatic carpet cleaner is on sale for $198, saving you $51.


The official start of fall is just days away and that means soon the ground will be littered with crisp leaves. Which sounds nice in theory — that is, until the crunchy debris starts making its way into your home and burrows into your carpet.

A robot vacuum or stick vacuum can clean your floors on the surface level, but to really get a deep scrub you need a carpet cleaner. The Hoover SmartWash automatic carpet cleaner is as easy to use as a vacuum, but gives your carpet a super thorough washing. Read more...

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Posted on 18 September 2019 | 2:31 pm

The best student broadband deals in the UK

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BEST DEALS ON STUDENT BROADBAND THIS WEEK 


New students across the country will soon find themselves moving into their student accommodation and starting the next stage of their educational life. At this stage, those moving into a shared student household may want to consider the best student broadband deals. 

Whether you're looking for a purely cheap broadband service, or a service catered directly to students, we've got all the latest and greatest student deals right here.  Read more...

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BEST FOR PURE SPEED

Hyperoptic Broadband

One of the best, and fastest, broadband options in the UK.

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BEST FOR LARGE HOMES

Virgin Student Broadband

WiFi built for students, with 30-day rolling contracts perfect for any temporary or term-time residences.

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BEST FOR RELIABILITY

BT Student Broadband

Students on a budget can get even better broadband prices with BT.

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BEST FOR CHEAP BROADBAND

NOW Broadband

NOW Broadband includes a number of cheap broadband deals that can suit any student household.

Posted on 18 September 2019 | 1:46 pm

Philips 43-inch 4K UHD Smart TV on sale for under £450 on Amazon

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TL;DR: The atmospheric Philips 43-inch 4K UHD Smart TV is on sale for £449 on Amazon, saving you £151 on list price.


Summer is done and it's time you got over it. Come on, it really isn't that bad and there is plenty to look forward to, like snuggly nights indoors watching your favourite shows.

Autumn and winter are the best times to heavily invest in a new TV series. You don't want to be outside anyway, so you might as well gather a bunch of warm and comfortable blankets, stock up on snacks, and switch on the TV.

SEE ALSO: The best 4K TV deals in the UK this week: Samsung, LG, Sony Bravia, Panasonic, and more Read more...

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Posted on 18 September 2019 | 12:32 pm

Facebook pushes further into your home with Portal TV

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Facebook is coming for your television. 

The company that brought us such privacy hits as Cambridge Analytica and teen-spying apps is plowing ahead in its effort to own the inside of your home. Say hello to Portal TV, the latest addition to Facebook's video chat hardware line. 

Unlike the first generation Portal and Portal+, this new device targets those who may be wary of purchasing a dedicated Facebook video screen (and already own a TV). Available to customers on Nov. 5, the $149 device fits on top of or below a television, and includes a camera and 8 built-in microphones. 

"We want Portal to fit into every space in your home," explained Facebook's head of Portal Ryan Cairns on Tuesday.  Read more...

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Posted on 18 September 2019 | 12:00 pm

CyberGhost VPN on sale for £2.15 a month

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TL;DR: The secure CyberGhost VPN is on sale for £2.15 a month, saving you 79% on list price.


Time is a precious commodity, and if there's one thing we can agree on, we could all use a little more of it.

That's where this CyberGhost VPN deal comes in, because you are being given the gift of time (kinda). With the one-year plan, CyberGhost VPN is giving away an extra six months for free. And while it's not exactly gaining power over time itself (yeah, we're working on it), that means you get 18 months of security for just £2.15 a month. This is billed in one instalment and comes with a generous 45-day money-back guarantee, just in case things don't work out. Read more...

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Posted on 18 September 2019 | 11:37 am

ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 touchscreen laptop on sale for £300 off on Amazon

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TL;DR: The frameless ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 laptop is on sale for £699.99, saving you 30% on list price.


You don't realise just how much you need some things in life, until you have them. 

Stay with us, but we're adding flippable laptops to that list, because once you come to understand just how much this feature increases the versatility and mobility of a device, you won't be able to go back. Once you've experienced a 360-degree flippable hinge, you'll appreciate true portability.

SEE ALSO: 6 of the best laptops for under £400 in the UK

The ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 touchscreen laptop features a new frameless NanoEdge design that makes it almost 10% smaller than its predecessor. The 13-inch display also has ultra-narrow bezels on all four sides, giving a 90% screen-to-body ratio that allows a much more compact chassis design. And of course, it's flippable, with an ErgoLift hinge doing the work. Read more...

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Posted on 18 September 2019 | 11:32 am

Hendrick's (yes, the gin company) launches wacky smart speaker

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I bet your smart speaker doesn't have a martini glass holder. 

Hendrick's, a company known primarily for producing gin, is seeking to remedy that with Horatio — a smart, voice-activated speaker with a design like no other speaker on the market.

Horatio is made out of brass, copper, and leather, and looks like something out of a steampunk novel. Each one is unique (created by two American artists, Hendrick's says). It's utterly weird and quite cool, though it certainly isn't for everyone.

I'm never buying a smart speaker without a cocktail glass holder again.

I'm never buying a smart speaker without a cocktail glass holder again.

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The company didn't really share many details about the speaker's technical side, except for the fact that it responds in a "delightful British accent." But here's the kicker: the speaker won't actually respond to your queries in a meaningful way. "Horatio is a far-more sophisticated device that’s utterly independent of anything you may ask of it – indeed, you never know exactly what Horatio may say," the company said in a press release. I guess you can forget about getting Horatio to play your favorite Spotify tune.  Read more...

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Posted on 18 September 2019 | 11:14 am

All-new Kindle on sale for under £50 on Amazon

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TL;DR: The handy Kindle is on sale for £49.99 on Amazon, saving you 29% on list price.


Generally speaking, Amazon is a predictable beast. You can expect a lot of deals during Prime Day, and probably just as many during Black Friday. However, sometimes the retail giant still manages to surprise.

We weren't expecting any big deals on Amazon devices, at least not until Black Friday started to rumble on the horizon, but that's exactly what we've got. Amazon has dropped a bunch of deals on its own devices, with many certified refurbished products also receiving substantial discounts.

SEE ALSO: 10 of the best tablets in the UK, according to online reviews in 2019 Read more...

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Posted on 18 September 2019 | 10:17 am

New Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop on sale for £500 off with this code

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TL;DR: The adaptable Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop is on sale for £1,399 in the Dell 72-hour sale, saving you £500 on list price.


Attention all fans of quality laptops and desktops, because Dell has launched its 72-hour sale, with 14% off literally hundreds of devices.

This is an impressive sale, and great for anyone looking to pick up a discounted Dell device, but there is one special deal that really deserves your attention. Until Sept. 18, you can save a massive £500 on the new Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop. All you need to do is use the code MEGA500 at the checkout, and the price drops from £1,899 to just £1,399. That is a really low price for such a new device. Read more...

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Posted on 16 September 2019 | 10:57 am