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Top Amazon Prime Day 2018 smartphone deals

Top Amazon Prime Day 2018 smartphone deals

It’s Prime Day again. Technically Prime Days because it’s not going to end until 11:59 pm PT. That leaves you a few hours more to think deeply about what you want to spend your hard-earned money on. Of course, we’re here to help with our very own buyer’s guide for Prime Day 2018. But if you’re particularly interested in what smartphones to get, here are some of the best smartphones money has to offer.

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Prime Day 2018 outage is a huge, expensive headache for Amazon

Prime Day 2018 outage is a huge, expensive headache for Amazon

Amazon Prime Day is proving memorable, but for all the wrong reasons as site-wide downtime leaves the online retailer unusable for many would-be shoppers. The annual sales event has been wildly successful for Amazon over the past few years, but 2018's started with a fizz and a pop, not a bang.

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Prime Day Deals 2018: The best Amazon savings today [Updated]

Prime Day Deals 2018: The best Amazon savings today [Updated]

Amazon Prime Day 2018 has begun, with 36 hours of deals for the judicious shopper wanting a July bargain. As always, there are more promotions than you could probably scroll through manually in the day and a half Amazon's annual event is going to last this year, so we've curated the best options to give your wallet a break.

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Prime Day deals start early with Echo, Fire TV, and Kindle discounts

Prime Day deals start early with Echo, Fire TV, and Kindle discounts

Amazon's Prime Day event doesn't technically kick off until 3 PM Eastern this afternoon, but the company is getting the ball rolling on some deals a little early. More specifically, many of Amazon's devices have already been discounted, so if you're looking to pick up something like an Echo or a Fire TV, there's no need to wait for Prime Day to actually begin. This is probably the lowest we'll see many of these devices go until at least Black Friday, so it might not be a bad idea to hop on these deals while you have the chance.

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The best Amazon Prime Day deals guide isn’t a buy list

The best Amazon Prime Day deals guide isn’t a buy list

Today we're investigating the best way to work with Amazon Prime Day. As a consumer and a reader of tech blogs, you might be looking for the best deals that'll appear on Amazon Prime Day. As a writer for a tech publication, I'm in the midst of a dilemma. I'm encouraged by every PR company under the sun to help get the word out about the products that'll be on sale. But with the knowledge I have, it's clear: Creating a holiday for the biggest store on the internet doesn't make a bad product good, and no discount for a product is any better than that company wants.

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DirecTV adds Alexa support for satellite TV customers

DirecTV adds Alexa support for satellite TV customers

Following its promise earlier this year, DirecTV has officially launched Amazon Alexa support for its satellite television customers. The company first revealed plans to offer support for the assistant back in March, something that would bring voice control as an optional alternative for the ordinary remote control. That new functionality is now live...but you can only use it if you have the right hardware.

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Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium pre-orders arrive at Amazon

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium pre-orders arrive at Amazon

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium may not be arriving for a few weeks yet, but beginning today, those of you who are so inclined can pre-order one. Amazon has opened up pre-orders for the Xperia XZ2 Premium, but if you want one, you're going to have a lot of money. The good news, however, is that Amazon is including a pretty tempting bonus with XZ2 Premium pre-orders.

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Twitch Prime could be the Prime Day sleeper hit this year

Twitch Prime could be the Prime Day sleeper hit this year

Prime Day is quickly approaching, and this time around, it will have a lot of perks for Twitch Prime users as well. Amazon is taking its usual free game deals that are available through Twitch Prime to an extreme, handing out at least one new game each day from July 2 to July 17. Generally, Twitch Prime only offers four or five games a month, but throughout July, you're getting a grand total of 21.

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Amazon Prime Day 2018 announced with $130 Echo Show deal

Amazon Prime Day 2018 announced with $130 Echo Show deal

Amazon Prime Day 2018 kicks off July 16, the retail behemoth has announced, but this year it won't just be online shopping that gets the deals. The company's annual sales event will actually run for 36 hours in total, Amazon said today, and include promotions both online and in Whole Foods stores.

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Amazon’s one-day Arlo Pro 2 deal is a security must-have

Amazon’s one-day Arlo Pro 2 deal is a security must-have

Amazon is running a one day home security sale, and if you've been meaning to install security cameras or a smart doorbell, now might be the time to jump on a deal. The promo includes Netgear's well-esteemed Arlo Pro 2 wireless camera system, one of the easier security webcam setups to install since each of the cameras are battery powered.

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Plug-&-play Alexa chip liberates Amazon assistant from the outlet

Plug-&-play Alexa chip liberates Amazon assistant from the outlet

A new plug-and-play chip to give Amazon's Alexa talents to anything with a speaker could also help cut the cord to new smart speakers. Currently, Amazon only offers a single completely wireless Alexa-powered speaker, the Amazon Tap. All of the other Echo speakers demand to be perpetually plugged into power.

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NES Classic restock: Where to buy and what to expect

NES Classic restock: Where to buy and what to expect

Tomorrow is a big day for Nintendo fans, as the NES Classic will be returning to store shelves after more than a year away. Nintendo is giving consumers a second chance to own the NES Classic, which was notoriously hard to come by during its initial retail run. It's probably going to be just as popular the second time around, so you'll definitely want to plan ahead if you want to get one.

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