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amazon toys list: what's new this month


this interactive hedgehog performs tricks, makes noises and even does headstands with just a pat on the head; $39.99 at amazon.com. (credit: zoomer) each month, the amazon toys & games team votes on their favorite toys of the month.the selections may be new toys and games that recently hit the market or that are customer favorites and bestsellers.so if you're looking for a new toys for your kids -- or a gift for a child's birthday party or holiday -- check out the editor's picks of new toys on amazon.com....






alexa scores some super bowl skills for next week’s big game


this time last year, amazon made it clear just how big it expected alexa to be with its first ever super bowl commercial, starring alec baldwin and jason schwartzman, along with a motley crew of celebrity eos ranging from dan marino to missy elliot and, of course, its voice controlled speaker.it’s been a heck of a year for the line. amazon muscled its way connected homes everywhere with the device and has since celebrated virtually ever big event with new skills (including a christmas time eo from tim curry). alexa’s got a bunch more lined up for next weekend’s big game of american football that many people will be watching.amazon lists some regular old alexa skills like restaurant delivery and jokes (that old cl ic comedy standby, the football joke), but there are also a handful of featur






news feed adds interactive audio news to amazon echo


by default, the amazon echo can by deliver news reports by request, but is a little limited if you want to hear the latest stories from multiple outlets on specific topics. with news feed by audioburst, you can hear snippets of audio from a variety of news outlets through alexa for a more lively look at the news.advertisementaudioburst’s technological focus is making audio searchable by transcribing it in real time. with news feed, they’re putting that tech to use by delivering a range of news reports to alexa on any topic. if you ask about the results of a basketball game, for example, you’ll hear clips of the actual news rather than a simple summary delivered in alexa’s amiable but robotic voice. you can see a few comparison in the demonstration below:news feed is free, and you can enabl






33% off h&r block tax software deluxe federal and state 2016 - deal alert


step-by-step interviews guide you through a customized experience relevant to your tax situation. everything you need to prepare your federal and state taxes in one complete program. additionally, the h&r block refund bonus program offers you the option of using some or all of your federal individual income tax refund to purchase electronic gift cards from amazon.com, and as a special bonus they'll add up to 10% to your e-gift card. the pc is available on amazon now for 33% off its retail price. mac version available for the sale price as well. see the popular tax software now on amazon.this story, "33% off h&r block tax software deluxe federal and state 2016 - deal alert" was originally published by techconnect.to comment on this article and other macworld content, visit our faceb






amazon working on plan for staffers stranded overseas


amazon said urday that it was working on plans to ist u.s.-based employees and their immediate families stranded overseas due to a white house order that temporarily bars nationals from seven predominantly muslim countries from entering the u.s.amazon.com said urday it was working on plans to ist u.s.-based employees and their immediate families stranded overseas due to a white house order that temporarily bars nationals from seven predominantly muslim countries from entering the u.s.in an email to employees, amazon human resources vice president beth galetti said that it would communicate directly with staffers from iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen working under temporary employment visas or as u.s. permanent residents and are currently out of the country.president trump






amazon expected to yield higher revenue, thinner margins in holiday quarter


increased evidence that amazon.com is in the midst of a major investment cycle has made analysts dial down previous expectations for a lofty profit.amazon.com’s strengthening dominance of online shopping is leading wall street to expect a killer holiday quarter, as far as sales are concerned. but increased evidence that the e-commerce giant is in the midst of a major investment cycle has made analysts dial down previous expectations for a lofty profit. the seattle-based company, which reports earnings on thursday, is expected to have brought home $44.66 billion in revenue in the fourth quarter of 2016, a total that’s 24.9 percent higher than the previous year. the boost, experts say, e from a boom in online shopping that has disproportionately benefited amazon; its share of the e-commerce






aws unveils cloud directory for storage of hierarchical data


(image: aws) aws has made its cloud directory product generally available for its us east, us west, ireland, singapore, and australian datacentres, with the cloud computing giant stating that it is the back end used in its cognito and organizations products.besides the usual cloud-based mana ent and scale a ntages touted by amazon web services, the company says cloud directory is able to handle multiple dimensions and data extension safely."cognito user pools use cloud directory to offer application-specific user directories with support for user sign-up, sign-in, and multi-factor authentication. with cognito your user pools, you can easily and securely add sign-up and sign-in functionality to your mobile and web apps with a fully managed service that scales to support hundreds of million






smaller states rejoice as amazon finally collects sales tax


providence, r.i. — many online shoppers in the united states have for years had to pay state sales taxes whenever they buy goods from amazon. but the seattle e-commerce giant has dragged its feet on collecting sales taxes in small and sparsely populated states where it doesn't have any distribution centers or corporate offices.that's quickly changing this year. and governors and state legislators looking to balance their beleaguered budgets are rejoicing as they brace for a boost of revenue from amazon sales.amazon customers in at least 10 states will begin paying sales taxes on their website purchases for the first time this winter. tax collection begins wednesday in mississippi, missouri, rhode island, south dakota and vermont. it already started this month in louisiana, iowa, nebraska a






monday memo: amazon earnings, latest home price index, and a fed meeting


today: the commerce department reports on personal income and spending for december. … the national ociation of realtors releases its pending home-sales index for december.tuesday: case-shiller releases its monthly home-price index. will the seattle region keep the top spot for the fastest-growing home prices in the nation? … apple, the world’s largest company by market capitalization, reports its quarterly financial results.wednesday: federal reserve policymakers conclude their two-day monetary review, their first meeting in the trump economic era. the fed raised its target interest rate last month and has signaled it’s ready to raise the rate a few more times this year. but fed watchers don’t expect an increase at this meeting. … the institute for supply mana ent releases its manufacturi






69% off omaker m4 portable bluetooth shower and outdoor speaker with 12 hour pla


the m4 speaker from omaker is ip54 rated, so its rugged splash, shock and dustproof design makes it ideal for shower and outdoor use. the latest bluetooth 4.0 technology helps it pair quickly with your device (tap-to-pair with nfc capable devices) and maintain a long 33-foot connection range. crystal clear sound quality and robust b is realized through a 3w audio driver and p ive subwoofer. the m4 is capable of producing 12 hours of at 80% volume, up to three times longer than similar-sized portable speakers. it  fully recharges in just 3 hours using an included micro usb cable. the unit averages 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 4,800 people on amazon (read reviews), many of which report sound quality that rivals more expensive speakers. amazon indicates that its list price has been reduced si






33% off raspberry pi 3 model b motherboard - deal alert


currently discounted 33% on amazon the raspberry pi 3 model b motherboardfeatures a quad-core 64-bit arm cortex a53 clocked at 1.2 ghz. the pi 3 features on-board 802.11n wifi and bluetooth 4.0.specs:1.2ghz 64-bit quad-core armv8 cpu, 1 gb ram802.11n wireless lan, 10/100mbps lan speedbluetooth 4.1, bluetooth low energy4 usb ports, 40 gpio pins, full hdmi port, combined 3.5mm audio jack and composite video era interface (csi),display interface (dsi), micro sd card slot (now push-pull rather than push-push), videocore iv 3d g hics corethis raspberry pi 3 motherboard currently averages 4.8 out of 5 stars on amazon from over 1,000 customers (read reviews) and its list price of $59.99 is currently discounted 33% to $39.98.






amazon's open alexa takes on apple's closed homekit initiative


why it matters to you the home automation market is creating a choice between fewer but more-secure apple homekit devices, and the more open amazon alexa.apple’s homekit serves as the foundation of its own unique approach to home automation technology. homekit is a set of software tools that developers and device manufacturers can use to build solutions tying together various smart devices like lighting, appliances, and home security systems.homekit has been fairly successful, with a number of partners making a wide range of home automation products using apple’s platform, and it benefits from being the first to have been built into a popular operating system in ios 10. however, competition from competitors like amazon’s alexa and the brand-new google home has been fierce, and apple’s usu






smaller states rejoice as amazon finally collects sales tax


providence, r.i. (ap) — many online shoppers in the united states have for years had to pay state sales taxes whenever they buy goods from amazon. but the seattle e-commerce giant has dragged its feet on collecting sales taxes in small and sparsely populated states where it doesn’t have any distribution centers or corporate offices.that’s quickly changing this year. and governors and state legislators looking to balance their beleaguered budgets are rejoicing as they brace for a boost of revenue from amazon sales.amazon customers in at least 10 states will begin paying sales taxes on their website purchases for the first time this winter. tax collection begins wednesday in mississippi, missouri, rhode island, south dakota and vermont. it already started this month in louisiana, iowa, nebra






amazon launches cloud directory, purpose-built storage for hierarchical data


image: istockp o/pixfly amazon's new cloud directory product, announced thursday, could bring additional flexibility and scalability to enterprise directories. the key value proposition of cloud directory is that it offers users the ability to create directories with hierarchies spanning multiple dimensions. according to an amazon press release, more traditional directory tools like active directory lightweight directory services (ad lds), and ldap-based directories, only allow for a single hierarchy. the idea is that, in allowing the mana ent of multiple hierarchies, cloud directory will improve directory flexibility for enterprise users. one example given by amazon would be using hierarchies like reporting structure, location, and cost center to manage and navigate a directory created






start or expand your studio ghibli blu-ray collection for $13 each


even if your personal miyazaki collection is comprehensive, i bet you have some friends and family members who would appreciate his films. several of his best are down to $13 on blu-ray on amazon right now, which is just about as cheap as they ever get. $13 from amazon1755 purchased by readersgizmodo media group may get a commissionbuy now $13 from amazon1955 purchased by readersgizmodo media group may get a commissionbuy now $13 from amazon1102 purchased by readersgizmodo media group may get a commissionbuy now $13 from amazon731 purchased by readersgizmodo media group may get a commissionbuy now $13 from amazon3486 purchased by readersgizmodo media group may get a commissionbuy now $13 from amazon1160 purchased by readersgizmodo media group may get a commissionbuy now






amazon reef: first images of new coral system


image copyrightgreenpeaceimage caption the reef runs from french guyana to the brazilian state of maranhao the first pictures of a huge coral reef system discovered in the amazon last year have been released by environmental paigners.the amazon reef is a 9,500 sq km (3,600 sq miles) system of corals, sponges and rhodoliths, greenpeace says.the reef is almost 1,000 km (620 miles) long, and is located where the amazon river meets the atlantic ocean.oil drilling could start in the area if companies obtain permits from the brazilian government, the group warns.image copyrightgreenpeace"this reef system is important for many reasons, including the fact that it has unique characteristics regarding use and availability of light, and physicochemical water conditions," researcher nils asp, from the






amazon reef: first images of new coral system


image copyrightgreenpeaceimage caption the reef runs from french guyana to the brazilian state of maranhao the first pictures of a huge coral reef system discovered in the amazon last year have been released by environmental paigners.the amazon reef is a 9,500 sq km (3,600 sq miles) system of corals, sponges and rhodoliths, greenpeace says.the reef is almost 1,000 km (620 miles) long, and is located where the amazon river meets the atlantic ocean.oil drilling could start in the area if companies obtain permits from the brazilian government, the group warns.image copyrightgreenpeace"this reef system is important for many reasons, including the fact that it has unique characteristics regarding use and availability of light, and physicochemical water conditions," researcher nils asp, from the






energypal indoor hdtv antenna deal: just $13 on amazon


as tvs have gotten slimmer and digital programming has replaced the old analog standards, antenna technology has improved as well. long gone are the days when we had to rely on the finicky “rabbit ear” antennas that on top of our big-box televisions and needed constant adjusting. today, products like the wall-mounted energypal indoor hdtv antenna — now just $13 on amazon — offer an inexpensive and user-friendly tv reception solution.the energypal indoor hdtv antenna is designed to work within a 35-mile reception radius from your nearest broadcast tower and offers free access to hd channels like abc, fox, nbc, and more. unlike older-style fm antennas, the low-profile energypal easily mounts on your wall and does not have to rely on precise positioning. the antenna also filters out interfere






apple collaborates with rivals to a nce ai research


apple has joined rivals as it takes a step ahead to a nce research and development of artificial intelligence technologies. after months of collaborating, apple is joining the partnership on ai, with other founding members including google, ibm, microsoft, facebook, and amazon. the partnership of ai was founded in september last year to also steer debate on best practices on ai. the group believes ai could help in the areas of health care, transportation, and automation in factories. apple's most visible ai technology is siri, a voice istant that can answer questions. but a larger ai strategy is still a subject of speculation. microsoft, facebook, ibm, amazon, and google have well established ai strategies. speech and recognition are well-known use cases for ai. apple will likely impl






microsoft’s profit rises, buoyed by cloud business


microsoft corp. is securing its spot as the second most important cloud-computing company.the software giant thursday posted big fiscal second-quarter gains in its web-based, on-demand computing business, emerging as the stiffest competitor to amazon.com inc.’s market-leading cloud unit.revenue for microsoft’s intelligent cloud...






alexa, stop making life miserable for anyone with a similar name!


“alexa, stop!” joanne sussman screamed in her living room.immediately, the computer living inside her amazon echo speaker stopped playing her favorite station. simultaneously, mrs. sussman’s 24-year-old daughter, alexa, froze on the stairs. ...






samsung gear s3 frontier deal: $50 off regular amazon price


in our december samsung gear s3 frontier review, we not only stated that it is the best smartwatch an android owner can buy, but also that it feels like it’s worth the $350 price tag. it’s because both claims still resonate as true, that this samsung gear 3s frontier deal is worth sharing. for a limited time, amazon has discounted the smartwatch to $300, giving you a $50 or 15 percent savings — which is enough to warrant this is a good deal, seeing as you’re already spending hundreds on a single watch.more:the best smartwatch you can buythe smart watch has a sporty design, with a rugged silicone st , an always-on watch face, and a cl ic rotating steel bezel you can use to access apps and notifications. it’s crafted out of stainless steel and has an ip68 waterproof rating, meaning it can wi






amazon toys list: what's new this month


disney frozen little kingdom elsa's magical rising castle(credit: disney frozen )the set includes elsa, olaf, 2 outfits, cape, 9 snap-ins, ice castle with stool, vanity, ice cream sundae, coffee table, chaise couch, throne, 6 ice crystals, sparkly cuff and match snap-ins to customize the castle; $47.19 at amazon.com. lego star wars 75098 ault on h(credit: lego)the lego star wars 75098 ault on h set is the ideal gift for any star wars enthusiast. includes: 14 minifigures with orted weapons: luke skywalker, han solo, toryn farr, rebel officer, wes janson, wedge antilles, k-3po, 5 rebel troopers and 2 snowtroopers, plus an r3-a2, tauntaun and a wampa; amazon.com. alex toys craft my first sewing kit(credit: alex toys)winner of dr. toy's best cl ic toys award and parents' choice approved award,






68% off carllte omnidirectional condenser lapel microphone - deal alert


carllte professional #1 best lavalier lapel microphone omnidirectional condenser mic for apple iphone android & windows smartphones,youtube,interview,karaoke, studio,video recording,noise cancelling mic $12.99viewon amazon






save on the 10' model of anker's super durable powerline+ lightning cable


anker 10' powerline+ lightning cable, $15anker’s kevlar-w ped powerline lightning cables are some of the most popular we’ve ever posted, and the 10' model of the even more durable powerline+ is marked down to $15 today on amazon in red, a dollar away from the all-time low.anker’s ultra-durable lightning cables join their best in cl batteries on our list of… read more read moreobviously, this isn’t a cable you’ll want to travel everywhere with, but if you want to be able to charge your phone or tablet while sitting on the couch, or if your nightstand is far away from the nearest outlet, an extra-long cable is exactly what you need. $15 from amazon2574 purchased by readersgizmodo media group may get a commissionbuy now






save on the 10' model of anker's super durable powerline+ lightning cable


anker 10' powerline+ lightning cable, $15anker’s kevlar-w ped powerline lightning cables are some of the most popular we’ve ever posted, and the 10' model of the even more durable powerline+ is marked down to $15 today on amazon in red, a dollar away from the all-time low.anker’s ultra-durable lightning cables join their best in cl batteries on our list of… read more read moreobviously, this isn’t a cable you’ll want to travel everywhere with, but if you want to be able to charge your phone or tablet while sitting on the couch, or if your nightstand is far away from the nearest outlet, an extra-long cable is exactly what you need. $15 from amazon3944 purchased by readersgizmodo media group may get a commissionbuy now






apple joins partnership on ai to hang with likes of amazon, google, microsoft, f


apple is joining the partnership on ai, a group that aims to create best practices for artificial intelligence, keep an open dialogue with experts, and ponder how society and business can benefit.special feature how to implement ai and machine learning the next wave of it innovation will be powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning. we look at the ways companies can take a ntage of it and how to get started.that's the quick headline, but what's more interesting about apple joining the partnership on ai is the company it will keep. founding members of the partnership on ai include amazon, deepmind, google, facebook, ibm, microsoft, and openai, as well as nonprofit groups such as the aclu of m achusetts.at first glance, you wonder if apple fits in with that group. that initial






the best hoverboard you can buy (and 2 alternatives)


we know, we know. technically, these boards don’t actually hover, but “hands-free scooter” just doesn’t sound as cool. it’s been a tough few years for the hoverboard industry. for a time, the damn things just wouldn’t stop catching fire. according to the consumer product safety commission, hoverboard-related fires between december 2015 and february 2016 were responsible for more than $2 million in property damages nationwide. some college puses and airlines have banned self-balancing scooters altogether, and the united kingdom has completely outlawed their use in any public space.more: who certified the exploding samsung galaxy note 7 safe? samsung didwith all this negative publicity, you might wonder, “why buy a hoverboard?” uh, because they’re awesome. these motorized, self-balancing dev






36% off ihealth oxygen level, pulse rate, and perfusion index monitor - deal ale


this handy meter gives fast and reliable readings of your oxygen level, pulse rate, and perfusion index, wirelessly on your smartphone or tablet. using the ihealth app, easily record and save your data to the secure, hippa compliant ihealth cloud for meaningful results you can track over time for yourself or a caregiver. this ihealth monitor typically lists for $69.95, but is currently discounted 36% to $44.79. see the discounted item now on amazon.this story, "36% off ihealth oxygen level, pulse rate, and perfusion index monitor - deal alert" was originally published by techconnect.to comment on this article and other macworld content, visit our facebook page or our twitter feed.






12% off fellowes powershred jam-proof cross-cut paper and credit card shredder -


an ideal consideration for tax time, the powershred from fellowes shreds 12 sheets of paper per p into 397 security level p-4 cross-cut particles. it effortlessly shreds staples, credit cards, paper clips, and cds/dvds, and is 100% jam-proof. its waste bin is a generous 6-gallons, and features a simple pull-out design with led bin-full indicator. the highly rated shredder typically lists for $158, but is currently discounted 12% to $139.99. see the discounted powershred now on amazon.this story, "12% off fellowes powershred jam-proof cross-cut paper and credit card shredder - deal alert" was originally published by techconnect.to comment on this article and other macworld content, visit our facebook page or our twitter feed.






hbo go for apple tv finally adds single sign-on support, plus tv app integration


hbo go and netflix have been noticeably absent from apple tv’s tv app and its single sign-on feature, but today hbo is getting on board with both. the hbo go app for tvos and ios has been updated so you can use your stored cable login to access content without having to enter your username and p word yet again. and now hbo go shows will appear in the tv app, which apple designed as a central database for your favorite streaming apps. that means you won’t have to open hbo go to find new stuff to watch. with this new integration, the tv app will pull content from hbo go and display what you left off watching or recommended shows and movies. hbo go is a free app that you can install in the tvos and ios app stores, but you will need a cable subscription to watch anything. the app is separa






samsung galaxy s8 likely to come with same era specs as s7: digital p og hy revi


more than six months ago the upcoming samsung flagship smartphone galaxy s8 was rumored to come with a dual- setup. now, that we are much closer to the actual launch of the device, it's looking more and more like those rumors were unfounded. today a major leak, via the usually very reliable evan bl (a.k.a @evleaks), has revealed that the s8's era specification will indeed be very similar to its predecessor s7: a 12mp sensor and f1.7 aperture in the main era and 8mp with f1.7 at the front. the latter has an iris scanner next to it, like we've already seen it on the now discontinued galaxy note 7. there is no talk of ois but we'd be surprised if it would not be included. there will be a new visual search function that uses the era, though. the technology will be able to identify objects and






officesuite pro + pdf (trial)


the latest officesuite is our fastest ever, with drastically improved speed across the entire app and a refreshed design that makes it easier to use than ever. the most ed office app on google play. delivers the most exclusive features over any other office app. installed on 200 million devices in 195 countries and growing. over 50 million s alongside 55, 000 daily activationsofficesuite lets you easily view, edit, and create word, excel, and powerpoint documents, convert to pdf, and manage your files all with the most feature-rich mobile office solution available on android. preloaded by top manufacturers including sony, amazon, acer, alcatel, toshiba, sharp, yotaphone, kyocera and more. google play editors' choiceinfoworld's top mobile officelife er best android office apppcmag editor






the new a-team: agile teams of machines


sylvester kaczmarekcrunch network contributorsylvester kaczmarek is an award-winning entrepreneur and product leader with more than a decade of international, quality-driven it industry experience. how to join the networkone of the most popular shows on television 30 years ago was “the a-team” — the story of five rogue military commandos who teamed together to form an elite fighting unit. now, a generation later, darpa and the u.s. military are in search of a new “a-team” — only this team won’t be comprised of just humans, it will include a few machines, as well.a-team refers to “agile team,” which darpa refers to as hybrid teams of humans teamed with intelligent machines. what darpa recognizes is that intelligent machines are not just “agents” carrying out the simple commands of humans, b






poof pet activity tracker-a well built device but the app needs work review


prossolid well built waterproof pet trackerconsincompatible with many android phones only useful when many poof apps installed nearby app crashes or freezes regularly no ability to find pet if out of immediate rangethe activity tracker poof claims to be the smallest device that tracks a pet's daily activity. the device tracks progress, rest, food intake and calories burned. poof says that the devices are the "smallest, lightweight and most affordable trackers" available on the market. it also claims that the device has the longest battery life of any pet trackers.its 'pea' and 'bean' trackers pair with the free poof app for ios and android. according to poof, over time the device will track progress and trends in your pet's exercise regimen and make recommendations on food servings and act






vmware q4 strong, company calls quarter balanced


vmware reported solid fourth quarter results, as it maintained focus and be e part of dell technologies.the company reported fourth quarter earnings of $441 million, or $1.04 a share, on revenue of $2.03 billion, up 9 percent from a year ago. non-gaap earnings were $1.43 a share. wall street was expecting vmware to report fourth quarter earnings of $1.39 a share on $1.99 billion in revenue. for 2016, vmware reported earnings of $1.19 billion, or $2.78 a share, on revenue of $7.09 billion. ceo pat gelsinger said vmware's fourth quarter was "one of the most balanced quarters for vmware in years."vmware is betting on a hybrid cloud strategy and announced a high-profile partnership with amazon web services in october. see: aws cements hybrid cloud position with vmware partnership: here's what






chuwi hi 10 plus tablet review-a low cost dual boot tablet with great performanc


prossleek, solid metal casing fast boot to dual os excellent keyboard and stylus optionsconstinny sounding speakers poor era resolutionthe hi10 plus from chuwi feels solid and well built, weighing in at 686g. it has a nice form factor too, slim at 8.5 mm. i like its solid metal exterior and brushed in finish. the 10.8 inch screen has a 3:2 ratio and 1920 x 1280 resolution with gen8 hd g hics.like other tablets i have reviewed out of china, this is a dual boot tablet with remix os, based on android 5.1, and windows 10. booting to the windows 10 os takes 15 seconds, booting to android takes 30 seconds. this is considerably faster than the teclast tbook 16 pro dual tablet i reviewed last month although it has the same intel x5 cherry trail z8300 processor.the hi10 comes with 4gb ram and 64gb






hands on with the meizu m5 note, a fast, stylish and affordable phone review


proswell built sleek metal casing fast performance great user interface fast fingerprint sensorconsring tones a little quiet gps signal quickly lost if phone in pocketthe meizu m5 note is a nice looking android phone. released on december 6th 2016, it has a smaller form factor than the fast and sleek m3 max that i reviewed last year. the m3 max has a 6 inch hd display, whereas the m5 note has a 5.5 inch hd display at 1920 x 1080 resolution. its dimensions are 153.6mm x 75.8mm, it weighs 175g, and is thin at only 8.1mm. i found this phone easier to hold than the m5 max. it is perfect for smaller hands. meizu say that this phone has been designed for consumers who want an affordable smartphone with good industrial design and an easy user experience. the company says it has sold over 20 milli






modernize your home wi-fi with this discounted netgear nighthawk


netgear nighthawk r6700, $100 after $20 couponif your home network has more holes than swiss cheese, netgear’s nighthawk r6700 features beamforming, usb ports, and up to 1750 mbps maximum throughput, meaning it’s more than enough router for most homes. you can save an additional $20 by clipping the on-page coupon, which brings it down to just $100. $100 from amazon3257 purchased by readersgizmodo media group may get a commissionbuy now






modernize your home wi-fi with this discounted netgear nighthawk


netgear nighthawk r6700, $100 after $20 couponif your home network has more holes than swiss cheese, netgear’s nighthawk r6700 features beamforming, usb ports, and up to 1750 mbps maximum throughput, meaning it’s more than enough router for most homes. you can save an additional $20 by clipping the on-page coupon, which brings it down to just $100. $100 from amazon2885 purchased by readersgizmodo media group may get a commissionbuy now






this week's most popular posts: january 20th to 27th


this week we talked with alexa and learned the best skills you can add to an amazon echo, looked at the feature of google play you might not know about, opted out of people searching sites, and more. here’s a look back. 2017 is now in full swing, and netflix is yet again bringing a ton of new original movies and tv shows alongside some decent stuff from other networks. that includes some real winners this month, like finding dory and the people v. o.j. simpson. google play is an underrated service that combines a spotify-like subscription with pandora-style radio stations and your own library. even if you’ve used it from day one, here are some excellent features you might have overlooked. unless you have a company buying licenses for you, tools like p oshop, pro tools, maya, or even wind






teamviewer 12 free edition, first take: now with mobile-mobile control review


i've used teamviewer to remotely control other people's pcs for a long time. it's the easiest, fastest and most reliable way to get remote access to the computers of friends and relations who think it's worth asking me to fix their technical problems. teamviewer is free for personal use, and it's the free version i'm examining here. business licenses start at £31.90 a month. paying users get access to some additional features that are suited to a corporate environment such as a remote devices dashboard that can help with performance mana ent, and quick rollout from a host environment. broadly, though, the connectivity and remote-control features in the free and paid versions are the same. teamviewer 12 retains the simplicity and ease of use that made version 11, which i looked at early in






alex free


alex is your own personal istant for your phone. alex can chat to you, perform tasks for you and update your social profiles. alex 2 has been totally redesigned & comes with a much cleaner interface and easier use. alex chatbot feature is in beta and we were constantly working to improve it's feature. we have the feature for fun and not to get any user information and store it. thank yousome examples of what to say to alex: "call john", "text claire saying 'hi there. '", "update facebook status", "tweet 'i love alex'", "read messages", "turn on light"find me a pizza shop near me", "what is weather", "'fenton' in youtube", "'books' in amazon"'iron man 3' movie"search google for 'gas stations near manchester'" or search for 'restaurants near new york'"show me directions from mancheste






skies unknown' comes to pc and xbox one, still a psvr exclusive


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