On any given day, the retail giant adds and removes sales from this secret department on a handful of Echo smart devices, Fire TV video streamers and Kindle e-readers — and let us tell you, the savings are good! If you’re looking to build out a smart home or just want to read mountains of e-books on one gadget, you need to know about this page.
And Amazon will give you free shipping too. But if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get so much more — from access to new movies and TV shows, discounts at Whole Foods, exclusive sales and two-day shipping on many, many items. Not yet a member? Let's fix that: You can sign up for a free 30-day trial here. (And even those without Prime get free shipping on orders of $25 or more).
Check out our favorite finds below, and shop the rest of the secret sales on Amazon devices here:
Made with a 300ppi glare-free screen, the Kindle Paperwhite — on sale for $85 — offers a display bright enough to mimic the effect of reading from an actual page, without the headache-inducing reflection. Just as cool: An adjustable light shifts to accommodate the setting.
"...The display is gorgeous," raved a five-star reviewer. "I love how crisp the lettering is and how the pages actually look like real paper. There's barely any glare on the screen when held up in sunlight —a huge advantage over the iPad Mini ...."
Grab the e-reader that nearly 90,000 shoppers love — it's at an all-time low price right now.
Need a new TV? Amazon has the wildly popular Insignia 24-inch Smart HD TV — Fire TV Edition on sale for just $110! The standout set delivers eye-popping colors and exceptional picture quality — both of which are rare in this price range. The audio is top notch, too — and Alexa is included in the remote. So if you’re not a fan of endlessly scrolling through a grid of movie titles (and who is), you can just say, “Alexa, play Knives Out,” and she’ll make your wish come true.
“I am honestly very pleasantly surprised with how much I like this TV,” shared a satisfied Amazon shopper. “As far as clarity goes, I believe HD720p is plenty for this screen size. I’m a bit of a TV snob and the lower clarity is not noticeable in this size.”
Echo Frames — 60 bucks off right now — are designed to direct audio towards your ears, while also minimizing what the people around you can hear. So now you can listen to your favorite music and podcasts without worrying about what anyone else thinks or hears.
A huge perk of the Echo Frames? Alexa is built-in, so you can make calls (when synced to a smartphone), set reminders, add to your to-do lists, hear the news and control your smart home with just the sound of your voice — all from your frames! Noisy outside around you? No problem. Echo Frames will automatically adjust the volume based on the noise level of your environment.
Shoppers are rocking the Echo Frames. "Sound quality is fantastic and I'm impressed with the quality of the microphone as well," added a smitten user. "...It's pretty secret-agent awesome."
Workers of location data startup Mapbox said on Thursday that they had lost their bid to form a union to represent the company's U.S.-based employees, in a setback for a unionization movement in Silicon Valley that has made recent progress. About two-thirds of Mapbox's eligible U.S. workers signed cards with the Mapbox Workers Union, but after the startup declined to voluntarily recognize the union, an election was held. In voting that concluded Wednesday, 123 employees cast ballots against unionization, with 81 workers in favor, the Mapbox Workers Union wrote on Twitter https://twitter.com/MapboxUnion/status/1423326885967142916.
Britain has launched a 5 million pound ($7 million) research programme to help better prepare for risks posed by climate change such as heatwaves and floods, the government said on Friday. The move comes a week after scientists warned Britain’s weather is already being hit by climate change and following catastrophic floods across northwest Europe last month and wildfires in several Mediterranean countries this month. “From flooding to wildfires – the extreme weather events we’ve recently witnessed show how crucial it is for communities to build resilience and protect their futures,” Alok Sharma, president for the COP 26 international climate talks to be held in Britain later this year, said in a statement.
On Sunday morning, many observers were surprised when Lollapalooza announced that the evening’s headlining set from embattled rapper DaBaby — who had unleashed a series of homophobic comments over the week, beginning during his performance at the Rolling Loud Miami festival — was canceled. The surprise was not the cancelation, but rather the fact that it […]
Clint Eastwood redefines machismo in the trailer for his upcoming movie “Cry Macho,” out in theaters and streaming on HBO Max on Sept. 17. The 91-year-old Eastwood directed the film and stars as Mike Milo, an ex-rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder who agrees to bring his former boss’ young son, Rafo (Eduardo Minett), home […]
In recent days, Greenland’s massive ice sheet has been melting at twice its average summer rate, shedding enough water to cover the entire state of Florida with 5 inches of water, research from Danish scientists shows.
Some 6,600 residents in Placer and Nevada counties in Northern California were under evacuation orders on Thursday, August 5, a day after the River Fire broke out in the area.According to authorities, the fire, which sparked in a forested area east of Yuba City, had grown to 2,400 acres (about four square miles) by Thursday morning.This footage, released by Placer County, shows firefighting efforts in the area. Credit: Placer County via Storyful
As the city fully re-opens, Los Angeles restaurants are pulling out all the stops to welcome back patrons. Some have been open for outdoor dining throughout, others are just now reopening, but they’re all in the mood to celebrate after the past 18 months that devastated the restaurant world. And while a few spots braved […]
User content is very valuable in the media business — so much so that companies are paying people to create more of it. Tech companies, in particular, are investing more dollars into content creation, from livestreaming video and audio to adding short-form video features in hopes that they go viral. Facebook in July said it would shell out $1 billion to content creators for bonus programs and incentives that meet the social media giant’s social metrics. By the end of 2022, Facebook will invest m
This review of “The Suicide Squad” was first published on July 28, 2021. In the slender book entitled “Sequels That Improve Upon the Original,” in the chapter marked “Because They Hired Someone Who Better Understood the Tone,” you’ll find “The Suicide Squad,” a follow-up to 2016’s “Suicide Squad” that doubles down on what the first movie got right while learning from its predecessor’s mistakes. I noted, in my review of “Suicide Squad,” that the film wanted desperately to follow in the footsteps
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and fellow GOP politicians accused President Joe Biden on Thursday of not doing more to help Cubans on the island get access to the internet. Internet service was cut off at one point during a July 11 protest against the communist government, but Cuban authorities have not explicitly acknowledged that they did it. McCarthy met in Miami on Thursday with members of the state's Cuban-American congressional delegation, Republican Gov. and aspiring presidential candidate Ron DeSantis and Republican Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez.
The Nasdaq and the S&P 500 closed at fresh record highs, but stock market gains were limited as investors kept watch on a health crisis that continues to rage.The Dow rallied 271 points. The S&P 500 jumped 26. The Nasdaq rose 114.Stocks were higher after first-time weekly jobless claims dipped to 385,000 – a decline of 14,000 from the previous week.That soothed investor concerns one day ahead of the closely-watched monthly jobs report and latest unemployment data. But investors will be holding their breath until the Bureau of Labor Statistics, or BLS, releases those numbers on Friday, says Victoria Fernandez, chief market strategist at Crossmark Global Investments. "We have to remember that a lot of the may be what we call low hanging fruit and the labor market, those people have gone back to work. We're looking at with the BLS report, perhaps more government workers going back again, looking at schools starting to reopen, teachers going back. Hopefully that gives it a little bit of a boost. I would say we might come in a little bit lower than expectations, but not tremendously so."In other economic data, the U.S. trade deficit surged to a record high - climbing to nearly $76 billion in June - as businesses brought in more imported goods to meet a surge in consumer spending.Earnings season continued to roll on... Heath insurance provider Cigna warned of a bigger hit to its full-year earnings due to the impact of the health crisis on its financials. The stock slumped roughly 11 percent.After the close: Beyond Meat posted a bigger than expected quarterly loss and second-quarter sales missed estimates. The meat alternative company also gave a disappointing outlook, citing uncertainty surrounding food demand during this new wave of the health crisis.In other corporate headlines: Robinhood investors went on another wild ride Thursday - this time to the downside. Shares plunged 27-1/2 percent - snapping a four-day rally - after the company said stakeholders will be offloading nearly 98 million shares and the company will not receive any of the proceeds.
Stock futures opened slightly lower Thursday evening ahead of a key labor market report, which is set to offer a fuller picture of the labor market's recovery and help inform the next moves for monetary policymakers.
“Succession” has added another intriguing piece to the Season 3 puzzle. Swiss actor Ella Rumpf, best known for her leading role in Julia Ducournau’s fleshy horror pic “Raw,” is set to play a guest starring role in the HBO drama’s upcoming third outing, Variety has learned exclusively. Although the exact nature of her role is being […]
A Mormon of U.S.-Mexican origin who lost a daughter and four grandchildren in a massacre by gang members in 2019 on Thursday backed a plan by the Mexican government to sue arms makers for compensation over lives lost to gun violence in Mexico. In an unprecedented step, Mexico on Wednesday filed the suit against several gun makers in a U.S. federal court, accusing them of reckless business practices that supplied illegal arms to drug cartels, leading to thousands of deaths. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) rejected Mexico's claims, but Adrian LeBaron, whose daughter and grandchildren died in the massacre in the northern state of Sonora that claimed nine lives, backed the government.