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New accessory adds Alexa to your car for the same price as an Echo Dot

The Echo Dot is such a popular Amazon device because it gives people an affordable way to add Alexa to any room. But there’s one place where we spend a ton of time that the Echo Dot won’t help with. That’s right, we’re talking about our cars. Show More Summary

The only thing keeping cable TV alive is expensive internet packages

Pay TV has had a rough few years, with subscriber numbers hitting record lows, new competition springing up all over the place, and mobile devices stealing the traditional role of the TV. But despite the doom and gloom, over 90 million US households still pay for cable or satellite, compared to around 55 million Netflix subscribers in the US. Show More Summary

‘Lord of the Rings’ show on Amazon could be the most expensive TV series ever

Online streaming services fight tooth and nail to win over subscribers, which is why we weren't especially surprised to learn that Amazon is spent a boatload of cash for the global TV rights to The Lord of the Rings. In a press release...Show More Summary

New report claims that iPhone X demand is slowing down

More than four months after hitting store shelves, it's hard to say with any certainty how the iPhone X is doing. This, of course, is partially due to the fact that the iPhone X launched in the middle of the 2017 holiday quarter and was supply constrained for a good few weeks afterwards. Show More Summary

Volkswagen’s new Pike’s Peak race car prototype looks like it comes from the future

You've really got to hand it to Volkswagen. After an embarrassing couple of years as the auto industry's punching bag following the absolutely shameful "Dieselgate" scandal, VW has been doing everything in its power to look forward rather than back. Show More Summary

eBay’s one-day sale saves you 15% on anything

In the era of Amazon, people often forget that eBay often offers deals that are just as good or even better than Amazon's, at times. And today, for one day only, you can save an extra 15% on top of eBay's already discounted prices using the coupon code PSPRINGTIME. Show More Summary

T-Mobile’s parent company just out-Uncarriered the Uncarrier by letting users nix bloatware

In just a few short years, T-Mobile has gone from being almost completely irrelevant to being almost solely responsible for shaping the direction of the wireless industry in the United States. Headed by its outspoken CEO John Legere, the "Uncarrier" managed to create the perfect cocktail to make waves in the industry. Show More Summary

9 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free right now

We had some very nifty apps in yesterday's roundup of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, and a few of them are still free downloads if you hurry. We've got nine fresh iOS apps for you to check out on Tuesday as well, and you'll...Show More Summary

Yup, we’ve found the two most comfortable pillows ever

OK fine, so there’s no way that we can conclusively state that the Xtreme Comforts Slim Hypoallergenic Bamboo Shredded Certipur Memory Foam Pillow is the most comfortable memory foam pillow of all time. We also can’t know for certain that the Beckham Hotel Collection Gel Pillow is the most comfy gel pillow that has ever been made. Show More Summary

Scientists think they know where that bizarre ‘alien probe’ asteroid was born

Late last year scientists spotted a totally unexpected visitor speeding its way through our Solar System. A long, cigar-shaped object had flown through our little celestial neighborhood at a breakneck pace and flung itself around the sun before heading back out into deep space. Show More Summary

How to delete your private Facebook data without deleting your account

I wouldn’t blame anyone for wanting to leave Facebook for good after hearing that their personal data may have been used without consent by Cambridge Analytica and any other Facebook app developer smart enough to collect user data in a similar fashion. Show More Summary

Our favorite fast wireless charging pad is on sale at its lowest price ever

There are wireless charging pads, and then there are wireless charging pads. The former are a dime a dozen on Amazon, though there's no telling how safe they are or whether or not they'll still be working a month later. The latter is...Show More Summary

You have to read UK Parliament’s letter summoning Mark Zuckerberg to London

Things will probably get a lot worse for Facebook before they get better. The UK parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Committee (DCMS) on Tuesday wrote a letter to Facebook cofounder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who’s been noticeably silent on the Cambridge Analytica scandal so far. Show More Summary

Watch today’s Nintendo Switch ‘Nindies’ spring showcase live stream right here

Nintendo is going to be hard-pressed to top the Nintendo Direct earlier this month during which it revealed that Super Smash Bros. will make its Switch debut in 2018, but the company has more to announce today. At 9:00 AM PT / 12:00Show More Summary

This cordless vacuum is just as good as a Dyson, and it’s only $99 today on Amazon

Dyson's outstanding designs revolutionized the cordless vacuum market, but Dyson is no longer the only game in town. As is often the case after one company introduces a game-changer, rivals have followed Dyson's lead and come out with comparable products at a fraction of the price. Show More Summary

FTC is probing Facebook following Cambridge Analytica revelations

Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica mess is one of the biggest scandals in tech right now and could have far-reaching implications not only for the world’s largest social network, but for every other internet company out there that sells user data for a living. Show More Summary

Every movie and TV show coming to Netflix in April

We're not even a fourth of the way through the year yet and it already feels like there are far too many new shows and movies on Netflix to keep track of. If you thought that April might be the month to catch up, you were sorely mistaken,...Show More Summary

Microsoft is going to make the Windows update process slightly less terrible

Believe it or not, Microsoft is well aware how much Windows users dread updating their computers. The process has never been especially fast or efficient, and even with all the technological advancements and improvements over the past three decades, Microsoft still hasn't found a way to effectively simplify the update system. Show More Summary

Today’s top deals: Amazon’s Choice robot vacuum, $17 Bluetooth tracker, $9 Crock-Pot, dash cam, more

Another day, another roundup of the best daily deals you'll find. Highlights from today's list include $25 off a top-rated messenger bag that charges your gear, $10 LED bulbs you can control with Alexa or Google Assistant, the lowest...Show More Summary

Android vendors are having a ton of trouble copying Apple’s latest iPhone tech

In the smartphone industry, a pattern has developed over the past decade. Whether or not Apple is first with a new key technology or design, Android phone makers try as hard as they can to copy Apple's iPhone as quickly as they can.Show More Summary

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