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Amazon Prime Day 2019: Best deals so far and price predictions for July 15 News 

Amazon Prime Day 2019: Best deals so far and price predictions for July 15

Amazon Prime Day 2019 is less than three weeks away, with the date being officially announced to be on both July 15 and 16. Preparations for Amazon’s massive 48-hour event can never start too early, though. If you’ve been hoping to find some excellent Echo or Google Home discounts, smartphone sales, Apple price cuts, 4K TV deals, or just about everything in between, Prime Day is going to be your best bet this summer — though 4th of July sales are a definitely worth a peak. While Black Friday and…

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What Netflix Does — And Doesn’t — Do With Your Data Entertainment 

What Netflix Does — And Doesn’t — Do With Your Data

There’s no doubt Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) has a lot of viewer data. With 150 million global subscribers streaming video a couple hours every day, how could it not? But contrary to what many believe, Netflix isn’t harvesting data to make content green-light decisions. “The data doesn’t help you on anything in that process,” Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said at Series Fest. “Picking content and working with the creative community is a very human function.” That said, Netflix’s data is still extremely valuable to the company. It once published a research…

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How to Avoid Getting Scammed When Traveling News 

How to Avoid Getting Scammed When Traveling

In Greece this week, undercover cops are cracking down on restaurants over-charging tourists; one American visitor said on TripAdvisor that he was charged 830 euros for six beers and 3 salads at a restaurant in Mykonos. Let’s face it—we’ve all fallen victim to the occasional scam as tourists. I’ve agreed to pay way more than necessary on cab rides, for instance, and would probably pay a hefty price for a salad, too. When traveling overseas (or even within the country), you should always research common scams at your destination precisely…

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The future of car shopping is online: Ditch dreaded price negotiations and cut the hassle News 

The future of car shopping is online: Ditch dreaded price negotiations and cut the hassle

Would you like to buy a reliable used car at a good price without hearing this cheesy pitch: “What will it take to get you into this car today?” Several online car sellers are trying to remove sales lines like this along with other pain points car buyers face. These virtual used-car sellers not only ditch the dreaded price negotiations and shorten the buying process, but also offer lower average prices than brick-and-mortar dealerships, a recent analysis shows. While car-buying experts see some potential risks, they say the future of…

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Add fingerprint unlock to any Windows computer with this $23 device Technology 

Add fingerprint unlock to any Windows computer with this $23 device

Do you wish that your Windows laptop or even your desktop had biometric fingerprint security like Apple’s fancy MacBook Pro with Touch Bar? Guess what: it can, and you won’t even need to overpay for a silly Touch Bar in order to get it. The Benss USB Fingerprint Reader for Windows 10 is a tiny little fingerprint reader slapped onto the back of a USB plug. It works with Windows 10 Hello, allowing you to unlock any Windows laptop or desktop with your fingerprint! Here’s more info from the product…

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NASA is sending a drone helicopter to Saturn’s Titan in search of life News 

NASA is sending a drone helicopter to Saturn’s Titan in search of life

If there’s one thing you can definitely say about NASA, it’s that they sure do like to plan ahead. Despite more pressing ambitions like returning to the Moon, launching a new Mars rover, and even planning a manned mission to the Red Planet, NASA announced today that it’s already looking for new adventures, and it plans to start with Saturn’s moon Titan. The space agency revealed today that it plans to launch a mission called Dragonfly, which will see a drone helicopter sent to the frigid moon in search of…

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Google Just Launched a Small Business Tool to Grow Your Business. Here’s How to Use It Technology 

Google Just Launched a Small Business Tool to Grow Your Business. Here’s How to Use It

Google is hoping that it can improve your business with just a simple search tool. The company launched a new Google Small Business tool this week that lets you input basic information about your business, including its name and website address, and learn about the ways you can improve upon it. To kick things off, you need to provide your company name and website address. From there, Google will find your company and ask you some questions about your goals, including whether you want to grow your online presence, get…

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How to Shop for a Mortgage Without Hurting Your Credit Score News 

How to Shop for a Mortgage Without Hurting Your Credit Score

If you’re seeking the best mortgage rates, shop carefully or your credit score might suffer. Each time you apply for a home loan, a mortgage lender will make a credit inquiry to review your credit history. These inquiries are reported to the three major credit-reporting agencies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. Because inquiries signal that you are thinking of taking on new debt, your credit score can dip. But the good news is that the damage from multiple credit checks by mortgage lenders is typically small. Even better, a little planning…

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How to Avoid Baggage Fees News 

How to Avoid Baggage Fees

THE AMERICAN AIRLINE industry brought in $1.3 billion in baggage fee revenue during the first quarter of 2019, about $170 million more than the first quarter of 2018, according to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Unfortunately for travelers, the uptick in baggage fee costs and industry profits isn’t because more passengers are flying, but because airlines have been raising prices. JetBlue, American Airlines and United Airlines were among the airlines that increased baggage fees last year. Today, most major carriers charge $30 for the first checked…

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T-Mobile’s 5G network is live. Here’s how fast it is Technology 

T-Mobile’s 5G network is live. Here’s how fast it is

T-Mobile is the fourth and final major US carrier to turn on its 5G network and today, with the help of a Galaxy S10 5G phone provided by Samsung, I’ll become one of the first people to try it out. I’ve just run the first test and guess what — it’s really fast. Today I’m running dozens of speed tests using the Speedtest.net benchmarking app, and downloading apps, movies and TV shows. The goal is to do all of the above on the Galaxy S10 5G and a 4G Galaxy…

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