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Miller Kern

Eufy's quiet and thin RoboVac 11S is $90 off this Prime Day

Save $90: The Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 11S is on sale for $129.99, down from $219.99.

There are plenty of robot vacuums on sale for Prime Day, but we're loving the Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 11S for anyone on a budgetGrab it for only $129.99 instead of its usual price of $219.99.

Because of its low price, this robot vacuum is not connected to WiFi and therefore can't be controlled with your phone. But it does come with a remote control that allows you to set schedules and pick cleaning patterns. And...

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Leah Stodart

Our favorite Prime Day deals for decking out your patio

Best Prime Day patio deals:

Safavieh Prester Rope 4-Piece Set — $749.99 (save $204.09)

Char-Broil TRU-Infrared 2-Burner Gas Grill — $202.99 (save $77)

Adirondack Chair with Cup Holder (white) — $199.99 (save $40)

Despite the summer bar and restaurant situation being relatively back to normal, a guest-ready happy hour space at home is never a bad idea.

Whether you're filling an entire patio and yard or sprucing up a tiny balcony, Amazon has Prime Day deals on staple pieces like...

BuzzFeed - Latest

A Group Of Climate Change Protesters Were Arrested For Trespassing On Ted Cruz's Lawn

One video showed Cruz's dog Snowflake looking at the protesters through the front door, reminiscent of the time the poodle was photographed after the senator ditched him and millions of Texans freezing in a deadly winter storm for a Cancún vacation.

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BuzzFeed - Latest

Trump Can’t Be Sued Over The Violent Clearing Of Lafayette Square Last Summer, A Judge Ruled

The judge found there wasn’t enough evidence Trump and other officials conspired to violate protesters’ rights.

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The Verge

Mitchell Clark

TikTok will let creators add mini apps to videos

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TikTok is announcing a new feature that will let users embed mini apps, called Jumps, into their videos. For example, if someone is making a cooking video, they could embed a link to the recipe app Whisk, which would allow viewers to pull up a recipe sheet inside of TikTok with the tap of a button. The feature is currently being tested, with only a select group of creators having the ability to embed a Jump into their videos, but TikTok says it will be rolling out the...

The Verge

Sean Hollister

Microsoft will build native Xbox games for the cloud, and the woman behind Portal will lead

On February 1st, I shed a tear for the future of gaming, when Google decided it would no longer fulfill its promise to build games specifically for the cloud. But Microsoft is about to take up the torch: the company has hired former Google Stadia design director Kim Swift, best known for Valve’s hit game Portal, according to an interview with Polygon.

“Kim is going to build a team focused on new experiences in the cloud,” Xbox Game Studios publishing head Peter Wyse told...

Fast Company

Lydia Dishman

Walmart and Target don’t want you to forget about their deals on Amazon Prime Day

Move over, Amazon. These retailers are looking to scoop up sales sans the cost of membership.

Imagine Black Friday weekend with all the deeply discounted merch your wallet can muster, but without the throngs of surly shoppers who got up in the wee hours to queue for the doorbuster savings. That’s what June 20-23 is shaping up to be, courtesy of a host of retailers eager to compete with Amazon for its famed Prime Day event.

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ESPN.com

Mets fire two employees after workplace review

The New York Mets have fired two high-ranking employees and will overhaul their legal and human resources departments after an independent review of the organization.

ESPN.com

Sources: Blazers continue Billups, Hammon talks

Chauncey Billups and Becky Hammon are among those who have advanced to second interviews in the Trail Blazers' search for a head coach, and Mike D'Antoni also remains in the mix for the job, sources told ESPN.

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Rivers: 76ers have plan to help out Simmons

The 76ers have a plan to address Ben Simmons' shooting woes that will involve doing "the right work" and doing it "the right way," coach Doc Rivers said Monday.

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Miller Kern

Start your summer reading with these Prime Day Kindle deals

Best Prime Day Kindle deals:

BEST BUDGET E-READER: Kindle — $54.99 (save $35)

BEST FOR READING BY THE POOL: Kindle Paperwhite — $79.99 (save $50)

BEST FOR READING IN BED: Kindle Oasis — $184.99 (save $65)

BEST FOR YOUNG READERS: Kindle Kids Edition — $64.99 (save $45)

Summer is a good time to slow down and actually tackle that reading goal you set for yourself way back in January. If you want to have your entire reading list in one place, you should get a Kindle. Then take that...

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An autonomous delivery robot could drop off your next pizza order — Strictly Robots

Nuro is an autonomous delivery startup that uses self-driving vehicles to transport packages instead of people. Read more...

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Dylan Haas

Best Prime Day Xbox deals: Where to get a Series S, plus discounts on games and more

PlayStation fans aren't the only gamers having a great past few months — Xbox has also launched two next-gen consoles in the Xbox Series X and Series S, as well as a slew of fantastic games to go along with them. Add Xbox Game Pass into the mix, and you have one of the best deals you can get in gaming.

SEE ALSO: Best Prime Day gaming deals: Save on games, accessories, and more

Whether you have one of Xbox's new machines or are still rocking with the Xbox One or One X, this year's Prime...

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Leah Stodart

Amazon beats Best Buy's deal on this 82-inch TV with an extra $100 credit

Save $302 and get a $100 credit: Amazon is offering the 82-inch Samsung TU6950 Series 4K TV for $302 off plus a $100 credit via email for Prime Day. This brings the TV to $1,097.99.

Big-screen 4K TVs aren't as expensive as they used to be. Even so, an 82-inch TV for around $1,000 is pretty wild. 

Prime Day 2021 makes it possible: Amazon is offering the 82-inch Samsung 6950 Series 4K TV from 2020 for $1,197.99 — and to pull ahead of Best Buy and Samsung.com, which are also offering that...

NYT > Home Page

Jonah E. Bromwich

Here Are the Democrats Running for Manhattan D.A.

Eight candidates are vying to take over the country’s largest local prosecutor’s office. The winner will inherit a potential Trump investigation.

NYT > Home Page

Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin

When It Comes to Big City Elections, Republicans Are in the Wilderness

The party’s growing irrelevance in urban and suburban areas comes at a considerable cost, sidelining conservatives in centers of innovation and economic might.

TechCrunch

Taylor Hatmaker

Twitch suspends two popular female creators over sexy ASMR streams

Popular Twitch streamers Amouranth and Indiefoxx are the two latest casualties of Twitch’s ongoing battle to enforce its own confusing rules around sexually suggestive content.

Both creators were suspended following ASMR streams that pushed the bounds of Twitch’s community guidelines forbidding content that isn’t quite sexual in nature but is still too risqué for a platform deeply self-conscious about its advertising business. The Amazon-owned company declined to comment on the length...

TechCrunch

Alex Wilhelm

What does Red Hat’s sale to IBM tell us about Couchbase’s valuation?

The IPO rush of 2021 continued this week with a fresh filing from NoSQL provider Couchbase. The company raised hundreds of millions while private, making its impending debut an important moment for a number of private investors, including venture capitalists.

According to PitchBook data, Couchbase was last valued at a post-money valuation of $580 million when it raised $105 million in May 2020. The company — despite its expansive fundraising history — is not a unicorn heading into its...

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