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Amazon Echo Gets Limited-Time 44 Percent Discount
Get it today for just $99.99, down from $179.99.(image)



Pre-Order the Xbox One X 'Project Scorpio Edition' Now
A limited-edition Project Scorpio edition of the Xbox One X is now available for pre-order.(image)



iPhone 8: What We Know
Apple's next device might be called the iPhone 8, the iPhone X, the iPhone Edition, the iPhone Pro, or just the iPhone. Here's what else we think we know.(image)



Android O May Eclipse the Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21
The solar eclipse isn't the only O we'll get a look at on Monday. Google is also gearing up to show off its final version of Android O.(image)



Will 'Invisible Messages' in Street Signs Steer Self-Driving Cars?
The company that brought us the Scotch Tape and Post-It Notes—3M—just revealed a particularly clever idea to help move self-driving cars forward.(image)



You Can Now Post Videos Right to Reddit
No more third-party uploads: You can now upload MP4 and MOV files up to 15-minutes long from your phone or computer right to Reddit.(image)



Comcast's Cell Service Now Available Nationwide
Xfinity Mobile costs $12/GB of data or $45/line for an 'unlimited' plan, which is throttled after you consume 20 GB of data each month.(image)



Pokemon Gold & Silver Boxed Copies Don't Contain a Cartridge
Nintendo decided a physical release for these classic games was a good idea, but putting a cartridge in the box wasn't.(image)



Facebook Takes Aim at Video Clickbait
The social network on Thursday announced updates that aim to limit the spread of stories featuring fake video play buttons embedded in their imagery, or videos of only a static image.(image)



Limited Edition Call of Duty: WWII Loot Crate Announced
$50 gets you a bunch of exclusive Call of Duty: WWII gear and collectibles worth over $90.(image)



Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 May Double as a Breathalyzer
A new S Pen patent details a method of measuring blood alcohol content while someone talks on their smartphone.(image)



Sony Rolling Out PS4 System Update 5.0 Beta
The update is loaded with new features, including a new family management system, 1080p 60fps broadcasting with PS4 Pro, the ability to disable pop-up notifications while you're watching a movie or TV show, and more.(image)



Nintendo Splatoon 2 Switch Bundle Headed to Walmart for $380
The bundle includes the console itself plus special Splatoon 2-themed neon pink and green Joy-Con controllers, a download code for the ink-slinging game, and a cool carrying case.(image)



Amazon Lets Alexa Roam Free
With the launch of the Alexa Voice Service Device SDK, Amazon's AI helper can venture out beyond the Echo as companies embed the voice assistant in their own devices.(image)



How to Make a Pinhole Camera to Watch the Solar Eclipse
If your Amazon eclipse-watching glasses are unsafe or you've just been procrastinating, here's how to watch Monday's solar eclipse without going blind.(image)



Google Maps Adds 'Questions & Answers' Section
Wondering whether the business you're planning to visit offers a group discount? Now you can crowdsource the answer via Google Maps.(image)



Washing Machines Can Be 30 Percent Lighter
A student figured out how to remove the concrete counterweight from a washing machine, which reduces the weight and CO2 footprint of each machine substantially.(image)



Refurbished Galaxy Note 4 Batteries Recalled Over Fire Risk
The recall specifically involves about 10,200 batteries installed in refurbished Galaxy Note 4 smartphones that were distributed through AT&T's Insurance program.(image)



Cloudflare Axes Daily Stormer, But Acknowledges Slippery Slope
'Literally, I woke up in a bad mood and decided someone shouldn't be allowed on the Internet. No one should have that power,' Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince says.(image)



Ford Patent Tips Cars With Optional Steering Wheel/Pedals
For when cars truly are autonomous, but Ford still wants to give owners the option of driving themselves around.(image)



Crackdown 3 Won't Launch Alongside Xbox One X
The game that was already a year late will now not launch until Spring 2018.(image)



App Developer Beats Donald Trump in Court Without a Lawyer
Not only did engineer Tom Scharfeld win, he managed to get other Trump trademarks canceled or withdrawn.(image)



Report: Apple Budgets $1 Billion for Original Programming
That's about half of what HBO spent on content in 2016, and the same amount Amazon spent on programming in 2013, according to The Wall Street Journal.(image)



Trump: Amazon Does 'Great Damage' to Retailers
Amazon says it collects state sales taxes in 45 U.S. states and Washington, D.C.(image)



Make Voice Calls on Google Home
For now, calls will show up on the recipient's phone as "Unknown" or "No Caller ID" unless you have Google Voice or Project Fi.(image)



Preview 'Clean Versions' of Google Docs
See what your Doc looks like without comments or suggested edits; and accept or reject all edit suggestions at once in Docs(image)



120-Inch Portable OJO Projector Doubles as a Switch Dock
It's currently in the prototyping stage, but already works well from the video footage released.(image)



You Can Now Watch Sling TV Right in Google Chrome
No need to download an app or plug-in. Just head over to Sling.com on Chrome, sign in to your account, and click 'Watch Now.'(image)



Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 6 Leaks Online
This isn't related to the data leak a few weeks ago, it looks to be an accidental early airing that inevitably got recorded.(image)



Single Hand Switch Joy-Con Adapter Created
The adapter is 3D printed and makes it possible for Switch games to be played using just one hand.(image)