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50% off J5 Tactical V1-Pro Ultra Bright 3 Mode Flashlight - Deal Alert

This flashlight is tough as nails and produces an intense beam of light up to 600 feet. Runs for hours on a single AA battery. Currently discounted 50% on Amazon.

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The reason behind the Galaxy Note 7 fires comes as no surprise

Samsung has discovered the reason its Galaxy Note 7 phones were spontaneously catching fire, and it is what everyone expected.

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Critical flaw lets hackers take control of Samsung SmartCam cameras

The popular Samsung SmartCam security cameras contain a critical remote code execution vulnerability that could allow hackers to gain root access and take full control of them.

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64% off Vansky Bias Lighting for HDTV USB LED Multi Color Strip Accent Lighting - Deal Alert

Add a subtle backlight for your monitor or TV, reducing eye fatigue and increasing perceived image clarity.

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51% off Foval 150PSI Car Digital Tire Pressure Air Gauge - Deal Alert

This pressure guage from Fovsal features a lighted nozzle and display screen for ultimate visibility in low light, and doubles as a vehicle emergency tool with LED flashlight, car window breaker, seat belt cutter, and red safety light....

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Social networks let the rich buy influence

New monetization schemes on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook let sites profit from inequality.

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Nintendo Switch is a home console for the road

Nintendo's Switch console can be hooked up to a TV, played as a handheld device, or used without even looking at a screen.

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The INU is a high-end scooter for the stylish urbanite

INU is an electric, luxury scooter that's intended for a young generation of urban working professionals.

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Is 2017 the year IoT standards finally make sense?

A few brave souls predict IoT standards will start to gel this year, but making all those connected things work together still looks like a long shot.

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Computerworld news now available via Alexa Flash Briefing

If you have an Alexa-enabled device, you can now add Computerworld news to your regular Alexa Flash Briefing.

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34% off TurboTax Deluxe 2016 Tax Software Federal & State - Deal Alert

No Tax Knowledge Needed. TurboTax will ask you easy questions to get to know you and fill in all the right tax forms for you. And TurboTax is tailored to your unique situation—it will search for the deductions and credits you deserve,...

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With Finie, Apple’s Siri could transform banking

Imagine if you could use Siri to request a detailed breakdown of your bank accounts, or find and pay for financial products using Apple Pay.

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30% off Withings Thermo Wireless Smart Thermometer - Deal Alert

An exceedingly simple scan across the forehead and 16 infrared sensors take over 4,000 measurements to find the hottest point. It requires no contact with the skin, unlike traditional methods, making Thermo is the most sanitary way to...

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Clip Amazon Echo's ears with a home-brewed 'kill switch'

Amazon's Echo is hearing you all the time, and that isn't necessarily a good thing. The device can randomly order items you don't want, record conversations, and has raised several privacy concerns.

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CES 2017: Up-and-coming devices from the ShowStoppers event

At CES, not all the interesting gadgets were on the show floor -- some were on display at events such as ShowStoppers, which featured new devices that are useful, fun or just plain weird. Here is a small selection.

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41% off Withings Body Composition Wi-Fi Scale - Deal Alert

The Withings scale uses patented Position Control technology to deliver the most accurate readings of your body composition (weight, body fat, muscle, bone and water). It automatically synchronizes with your smartphone via Wi-Fi to...

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41% off Dark Souls III Collector's Edition, XBOX ONE - Deal Alert

The discounted collector's edition includes Dark Souls III Collector's Edition includes a 10" Red Knight Statue, Prima Starter Guide, Official Dark Souls III Soundtrack, Official art book, Cloth game map, Collector's box and Dark...

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68% off Etekcity 4 Pack Portable Outdoor LED Camping Lantern with 12 AA Batteries - Deal Alert

Whether used for camping, trick or treating, or power outages, this lantern will provide up to 12 hours of bright omnidirectional LED lighting to see your surroundings.

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