Forget Black Friday: Amazon Introduces Prime Day, Global Shopping Event Exclusive to Prime Members

To celebrate its 20th birthday, Amazon has a special treat coming for Prime members. According to a press release, this one-day event, called Prime Day, will host more deals than that of Black Friday, where shoppers can take advantage of numerous online Lightning Deals, Deals of the Day, and receive Prime’s fast, 2-day shipping for free.  (more…)

FREE: Amazon is Giving Away $50 in Apps Today

Hey, you, interested in some free sh*t? Amazon has $50 in apps for you to consume at no cost for the next week. Well, the cost is that you will need their Appstore installed on your phone, but you may not mind since they are giving you all of this fun for free.

The bundle of free apps includes titles like Weather Live ($1.99), The Bard’s Tale ($2.99) and Trouserheart ($2.99), AVG AntiVirus Pro ($11.99), and Table Top Racing ($2.97). This may not be the best app pack we have seen to date, but there are certainly some decent games in there that will help you kill some time.

To download the Amazon Appstore, head over to this link. Once you are done, hit up the link below for this week’s bundle of free apps.

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Amazon Echo is Now Available to All at $179

Amazon’s personal assistant/kitchen buddy/media streamer/news updater/joke teller/home controller that is manipulated by voice, the Amazon Echo, is now available for all to purchase at the price of $179. The cylindrical speaker will ship on July 14.

Not familiar with Echo? Here’s the story. Echo was introduced in November to Prime members in very limited supply at $99 as a voice-activated assistant that includes a speaker, allowing it to double as a media player in any room. You had to sign-up to show interest in Echo, but Amazon didn’t exactly let you order it right away. At first, they only let you request an invite to purchase and would notify you if selected. Soon after that, they let almost any Prime member order one, with shipping estimates months and months out. For example, Tim and I ordered Echo some time in early January, but neither of us actually received units until last month.  (more…)

Amazon Echo Now Supports IFTTT Recipes

Fond user of IFTTT? Happen to own an Amazon Echo? Well, you’re in luck. The Echo assistant from Amazon now supports IFTTT recipes, allowing for a multitude of things to be accomplished with just your voice.

For example, if you need a physical copy of your grocery list, ask Alexa what’s on the list, and IFTTT can then automatically send it to your HP ePrint printer. Fancy, yeah?  (more…)

Deal: 128GB Lexar MicroSD Card With USB 3.0 Reader is Just $73

Looking for a fresh deal on a 128GB microSD card for your non-Galaxy S6? Amazon recently dropped the price of the Lexar 128GB UHS-1/U3 card that is coupled with a USB 3.0 card reader. The combo runs just $72.99, which is a steal. Both Samsung and SanDisk’s 128GB cards cost more than $73, and neither comes with a USB 2.0 reader.

If you don’t want the full 128GB card, they also have a 64GB combo that is only $42.99.

Prime shipping is included.

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