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ET Deals Roundup: $150 off Two Echo Shows, $70 off the Skybell Video Doorbell, and more

  On the prowl for some excellent holiday bargains? Right now, you can save on everything from sous vide machines to metal detectors to gift cards. Even if you’ve put off your holiday shopping entirely, you can still find plenty of discounts online – often with rush shipping as an optional expense.   Featured Deals TWO Amazon Echo Show 7-inch ... Read More »

Echo chambers are dangerous – we must try to break free of our online bubbles

It has been little over a year since Donald Trump stunned the world by becoming US president. His election marked a severe upset to conventional wisdom, with his startling use of social media drawing particular attention. A new nadir came last week, with Trump sharing videos from far-right group Britain First via Twitter. These were also shared by conservative Ann Coulter, ... Read More »

Women in Kerala live 10 years longer than women in Uttar Pradesh

The first comprehensive analysis of the health of India’s 1.34 billion citizens has been published on November 14 in The Lancet. The study estimates the key drivers of ill health, disability, and premature death in all 29 States. It has analysed 333 diseases and injuries and 84 risk factor trends for each State between 1990 and 2016 as part of the Global ... Read More »

Pixel Buds are the coolest thing to come from Google’s event

Google’s event yesterday had an announcement for just about everyone, whether you’re a smartphone enthusiast or maybe just looking for an inexpensive (or really expensive) smart speaker. But after the announcements of everything we were expecting to see, Google had a few last minute accessory announcements that, for me, ended up making the event a pleasant surprise. Over the past decade, there have been a number of ... Read More »

Are you still using a Windows Phone?

It wasn’t a secret to anyone. Not really. But Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore, someone who has been adamantly a fan of Windows on smartphones for years now, basically confirmed what we all already knew: Microsoft isn’t putting any attention on the hardware, or software. It’s time to pack it all up. Pour one out, even. One could say that Windows Phone, or ... Read More »

Oculus ‘Go’ is Facebook’s new $199 VR headset that doesn’t require a PC or phone

At its fourth annual VR developers conference, Oculus announced its newest, and most affordable, VR headset to date. The Oculus ‘Go’ resides in the sweet spot between Daydream and Rift, and features a lightweight headset with a wild field of view and significantly reduced glare. Better still, the new headset starts at just $199. After the Go announcement, Zuckerberg teased ... Read More »

Oculus Go is VR’s biggest milestone, and its greatest compromise

It’s easy to dismiss Oculus Go. Not unlike Gear VR or Daydream, Go offers the world yet another headset that’s stripped of everything that makes VR so promising. It’s not attention grabbing, certainly isn’t sexy, and it doesn’t offer anything others don’t, at least not experience-wise. Anyone that’s tried a smartphone-based VR experience can tell you, it’s pretty damn cool… for about 10 minutes. But ... Read More »

Why bone-conduction might be the headphone technology of the future

When you’re choosing a pair of headphones for long runs or outdoor adventuring, Bluetooth is a no-brainer — no annoying wires that get in the way, and all the controls you need are usually right on the headphones themselves. That said, not all Bluetooth headphones are created equal, and there’s a fine line between being totally tuned into your music ... Read More »

Comcast Xfinity Is Fastest US ISP, Ookla Says

Cable providers pushing the new DOCSIS 3.1 protocol are finally getting competitive with fiber, boosting average home download speeds in the US to over 67Mbps, according to a new report from Ookla Speedtest. Ookla, which is owned by Ziff Davis, PCMag’s parent company, looked at 111 million tests over the first half of 2017 and anointed Comcast Xfinity as the ... Read More »

6 US Cities Amazon Should Consider for its Second HQ

Amazon has gotten too big for Seattle. Now it’s looking to build a second headquarters somewhere in North America, and it’s taking suggestions. This morning, Amazon started soliciting offers from metropolitan areas to host a new campus for up to 50,000 employees. This “HQ2” would become a co-equal headquarters to Amazon’s giant Seattle setup, the company says. The headquarters must be no ... Read More »

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