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Amazon Prime DayRejoice, bargain hunters! Amazon’s annual Prime Day is today, and there are dozens of enticing deals for Prime-subscribed shoppers, ranging from 4K TVs and smart assistants to giant hard drives and portable battery packs.

The deals are only good for today, July 11, 2017, and you’ll need to be an Amazon Prime member to snap up the bargains. Not a Prime member? No worries; you can sign up right here for a one-month free trial.

I’ve gathered a big list of the best Prime Day deals I’ve found so far, and I’ll be adding to the list throughout the day.

Remember, many of these deals will either sell out or expire as the day wears on. If you see a bargain you like, better act quickly! Read More

Seagate Expansion 3TB external hard driveIf you skimped on storage when you bought your desktop Mac or PC (understandable, given how much PC makers tend to charge for extra storage), here’s an easy—and ultra-cheap—way to make up for it.

On sale for $80 (a 20% savings), this Seagate Expansion desktop drive adds a whopping 3 terabytes of storage to your PC or Mac. Just plug the drive into your system’s USB 3.0 port, attach the power supply, and bask in an ocean of storage space.

Generally speaking, 3TB external desktop drives sell for north of $100, so this $80 3TB Seagate drive makes for a pretty enticing deal. Read More

Amazon EchoStill waiting for a good deal on Amazon Echo, the snazzy home assistant that can play tunes, turn your lights on and off, and even call you a cab? Today might be your lucky day.

You can snap up the chatty Amazon Echo today for $130, a full $50 off the regular list price. This is the cheapest price ever for the Echo, and there’s no telling how long it’ll last.

Available in black and white models, the voice-controlled Amazon Echo connects to your home Wi-Fi network and performs a slew of household duties, from checking the weather and making shopping lists to streaming music from Pandora and controlling your “smart home” gadgets. All you have to do is ask. Read More

iPad tip: 6 great iPad tips and tricks you need to tryThe iPad will be adding a bunch of eye-popping tricks—ranging from drag-and-drop between apps to an improved, symbol-friendly keyboard—once iOS 11 arrives this fall. That said, the current version of iOS is no slouch when it comes to nifty only-on-iPad features. Read on for 8 awesome iPad tips, from the ability to split the keyboard to the multitasking “Split View” feature. Read More

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