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Today’s best deals: Logitech Harmony bundle, Arlo Pro, top-rated robot vacuum, Echo Plus, more

We've got a great roundup of daily deals to kick off the week, and the star of the show is definitely the return of the $60 Logitech Harmony bundle people go crazy over — get it before it sells out! Other top deals on Monday includeShow More Summary

Bitcoin is rebounding after plummeting to new lows over the weekend

The crypto market is now recovering after having taken quite a beating over the weekend. Bitcoin reached new lows for the month of March, dipping all the way down to around $7,300. Ethereum, the second biggest cryptocurrency by market cap, dropped to just over $460. Show More Summary

Don’t think for one second that Facebook is a victim in this whole Cambridge Analytica mess

Facebook late on Friday quietly revealed in a blog post that it suspended Cambridge Analytica (CA) and Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL) from Facebook for illegally accessing and sharing user data more than two years ago. Facebook...Show More Summary

HTC’s Vive Pro will arrive April 5th for $799, original Vive price drops to $499

HTC announced this morning that its next-generation Vive Pro virtual reality headset will begin shipping on April 5th for a price of $799, with pre-orders opening today. The Vive Pro is the successor to the wildly popular HTC Vive, which is widely considered to be the best enthusiast-level VR headset on the market. Show More Summary

Lyft is beta testing an all-access monthly subscription plan

If you use Lyft to get around town on a regular basis, you might be able to take advantage of a new pilot program that lets heavy users of the service sign up for a monthly subscription service. Put simply, imagine Netflix for ridesharing. According to The Verge, Lyft's subscription service began popping up as an option for some users late last week. Show More Summary

5G is the real reason the US is so afraid of Huawei

After many years of talking about the next evolutionary step in mobile communication technology, 5G is finally within reach. The network equipment and mobile chips that make 5G data transfer speeds possibly will be deployed in various...Show More Summary

Report: Apple to introduce a refreshed iPad Pro with Face ID later this year

According to a new research report from Rosenblatt analyst Jun Zhang (via Barron's), Apple's next-gen iPad Pro -- much like the iPhone X -- will do away with the home button and will instead rely upon facial recognition for authentication purposes. Show More Summary

A dog’s sense of smell is even more advanced than we realized

I have a cute dog that's something of a beagle mix, and as tends to be the case with canines from the hound family, he's essentially a nose with four legs. If he picks up the faintest scent of food, no matter the time of day, he makes a beeline for the source in the hopes that he might get a meal, or at the very least, a few scraps. Show More Summary

This incredibly odd plant disappeared for over 150 years, but now it’s back

Determining whether or not an animal is endangered or even extinct can be a difficult job, but that challenge is even greater when it comes to plants. Animals can be tracked, caught, and observed as they move around, but when an incredibly...Show More Summary

New documents show FBI paid Best Buy’s Geek Squad staff to act as informants

New documents released this week have unearthed a shocking discovery about the relationship between the FBI and Best Buy's Geek Squad repair agents. After filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit last year, the Electronic Frontier...Show More Summary

Amazon has $9.99 smart light bulbs that work with both Alexa and Google Assistant

No one would ever argue the merits of smart lighting products. It’s awesome to have the ability to control the lighting in your home using voice assistance or the flexibility of smart home systems like SmartThings and Wink. The problem with Wi-Fi connected light bulbs is that they’re expensive, and that keeps a lot of people away. Show More Summary

The OnePlus 6 is shaping up to be an Android powerhouse that embraces the notch

Remember the wave of criticism that followed the OnePlus 5 launch last summer when the final design of the handset turned out to be a blatant iPhone 7 copy? Get ready for a repeat! Yes, we heard last week that the OnePlus 6 will have...Show More Summary

‘State of Decay 2’ shambles its way to Xbox One and PC on May 22nd

One of the pleasant surprises at the end of the Xbox 360's life was the release of State of Decay in 2013. The open world survival game was incredibly well-received by critics who praised its take on the zombie apocalypse, making a sequel in the next generation seem inevitable. Show More Summary

Yet another report says iPhone X sales are way below estimates

The iPhone X was sold out for about a month after its early November launch, but demand has significantly dropped since then, reports have claimed. A slew of stories in the past few weeks said that Apple has been reducing iPhone X component orders considerably for the current quarter, with Samsung Display taking a significant hit as a result. Show More Summary

A $150 HomePod might launch later this year

Apple's shiny new HomePod was met with a decidedly tepid response when it finally launched last month. Whether the high price, unfinished features, or furniture-destroying base were to blame we will never know, but a rumor from Taiwan...Show More Summary

Cellebrite executive talks iPhone hacking in rare interview

In the wake of the San Bernardino terrorist attack of 2015, Apple found itself involved in a bitter stand-off with the FBI. Famously, Apple refused to create a custom version of iOS that would have provided the FBI with an endless number of passcode guesses in order to access a locked iPhone belonging to one of the terrorists. Show More Summary

Cord-cutting just hit another record, and cable companies are in denial

The pay TV industry is in the midst of a huge change. Half a million pay TV customers cancelled their contracts in the last three months of 2017 alone, analysts at MoffettNathanson Research calculated this week. That makes a drop ofShow More Summary

I pretty much hate cooking with anything in my kitchen other than this $35 slow cooker

Slow cookers and multi-cookers are insanely popular right now, and we share deals on plenty of different models here on the site. There are plenty of fancy ones out there, but I personally like to keep things simple. That’s why I use...Show More Summary

Draw real 3D objects in mid-air with this discounted 3D printing pen

Once upon a time, people actually did creative things with their hands. We’re not talking about typing on a keyboard, pushing a mouse around a desk, or tapping and swiping on a touchscreen. They actually built things and created things in the real world instead of on a computer screen. Show More Summary

Augmented reality app on the iPhone features a cool optical illusion

One of the more compelling features Apple introduced in iOS 11 was ARKit, a framework which allows developers to easily incorporate immersive augmented reality experiences into their apps. Hardly a surprise, Apple has been championing...Show More Summary

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