Amazon’s Audible launches Channels, $4.95 per month podcast subscription

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Who wants to pay for podcasts? Thought so… Well, Amazon thinks people will have no issues whatsoever paying for short-form audio shows so it’s introducing a new Channels thing through its Audible service, which hosts the largest selection of digital audiobooks on the web.

According to Bloomberg, Channels will host premium shows like Scientific American, The Onion and the WSJ, plus a bunch of own originals like Mortal City, Presidents Are People Too and Breasts Unbound…. Read the rest of this post here



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Amazon debuts new Page Flip feature for Kindle apps and devices

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Online retail giant Amazon on Tuesday announced a new Page Flip feature for its Kindle lineup of e-readers and mobile apps. Page Flip lets you flip back and forth between pages to reference different parts of the book while you read, without losing track of your current reading position. With Page Flip, you can turn one page at a time or zoom out to a bird’s eye view of your book to quickly choose the page you want…. Read the rest of this post here



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9to5Toys Last Call: Apple Watch $49 w/ iPhone purchase, Dell 24-inch Monitor $115, Blue Yeti Mic $100, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

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Grab Apple’s latest 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro on sale from $1,000 shipped w/ .edu ($300 savings)

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Best Buy will give you an Apple Watch for $49 w/purchase of iPhone 6s/+ plan on AT&T/Verizon/Sprint ($250 off)

Grab a 42mm Space Gray Apple Watch Sport with Black Band (Refurb) for $226 (Orig. $349)

Pebble Steel Smartwatch for iOS and Android $80 shipped, Apple Watches up to $200 off, more

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Amazon Gold Box saves tons upgrading your Mac/PC/Network setup: Dell 24″ display: $115, more

LG’s 27-inch 4K FreeSync Monitor brings massive work space to your battlestation: $400 shipped (Reg. $500)

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Daily Deals: Blue Yeti USB Microphone in Silver $100, Logitech G302 Daedalus Prime Optical Mouse $25, more

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Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/8GB/128GB drops to $830 shipped (Reg. $999)

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App Store Free App of the Week: TextGrabber + Translator goes free for the very first time (Reg. $5+)

Yoga Studio: one of the best iOS yoga apps out there just went free for the first time in a year (Reg. $4)

All the iOS Grand Theft Auto titles just went on sale up to 60% off: Liberty City Stories $3 (Reg. $7), more

Rovio’s Bad Piggies for iPhone/iPad goes free for the first time in years (Reg. $1)

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How-to: Put a USB Charging port just about anywhere, without AC power for as little as $50 (Solar+Battery) 

Giotto’s $10 Rocket Air Blaster is the best way to keep your Mac clean for the money

Review: At just $24, this Leather Loop Band for Apple Watch looks great and won’t break the bank [Gallery]

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Smartphone Accessories: OLALA 6000mAh Power Bank with Built-in Lightning Cable $24 Prime shipped (Reg. $30), more

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This flash drive adds another 32GB to your iPhone or iPad thanks to Lightning + USB 3.0 connectivity: $36 (Reg. $50)

Ditch that ugly plastic flash drive for an all-metal USB 3.0 Samsung from $7 Prime shipped (up to 60% off)

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: Anker Portable Charger $19, Bose Bluetooth headphones $123, Nest 3rd Gen. Thermostat $199, more

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Anker Gold Box: YUGE savings on USB Batteries, Bluetooth speakers, headphones, MFi cables, more

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The latest Bose SoundSport Bluetooth headphones are on sale for $123 shipped (Reg. $150)

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The 3rd Gen. Nest Thermostat hits $199 shipped (Reg. $250) just in time for the summer heat wave

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3 digital magazines for FREE on Amazon, no strings attached
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Sling TV offers new users a 32GB Apple TV for $89 when you pre-pay for 3 mos. of service ($209 value)

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Best Buy is taking up to $200 off Apple Watch Stainless Steel: 38mm from $349, 42mm starts at $399

Pebble Steel Smartwatch for iOS and Android $80 shipped, Apple Watches up to $200 off, more

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Save nearly 20% on Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/8GB/256GB: $970 (Reg. $1,199)

Start your week with a $100 discount on iPad mini 4 & Air 2, priced from $300 shipped

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All the iOS Grand Theft Auto titles just went on sale up to 60% off: Liberty City Stories $3 (Reg. $7), more

App Store Free App of the Week: Drop Flip puzzler goes free for the first time ever (Reg. $2)

Rovio’s Bad Piggies for iPhone/iPad goes free for the first time in years (Reg. $1)

AngerOfStick2 and its brutal beat’em up action goes free on iOS (Reg. $1)

Square Enix brings human augmentations and hacking to iOS with the new Deus Ex Go

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Review: At just $24, this Leather Loop Band for Apple Watch looks great and won’t break the bank [Gallery]

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

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Enter the glorious world of 4K: Samsung 48-inch Smart Ultra HDTV $460 (Reg. $800+), 55-inch $700 (Reg. $1,200)

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Amazon to take on Apple and Spotify with new streaming music service

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Amazon is preparing to launch a new standalone streaming music subscription service, reports Reuters. The tech giant is currently finalizing licenses with labels for the service, and it’s aiming for a late summer or early fall launch.

Of course, Amazon already offers a limited music service for free to Prime subscribers. But this new service will cost $9.99 per month and offer a much more competitive catalog, putting it squarely up against Apple Music and Spotify…. Read the rest of this post here



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9to5Toys Lunch Break: 12.9-inch iPad Pro from $550, Transcend JetDrive 256GB $125, Bluetooth Car Kit $20, more

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Best Buy is taking up to $249 off 12.9-inch iPad Pro: Wi-Fi 32GB from $550 w/ .edu (Reg. $799), more

Save $429 on Apple’s 12.9-inch 128GB iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular by going w/ a refurb for $650 shipped

Apple’s 12.9″ 128GB iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular is all the way down to $800 (Reg. $1,079)

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Put an extra 256GB of storage in your MacBook Air for $125 shipped (Reg. $155)

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Smartphone Accessories: Aukey Bluetooth Car Kit with 3-Port USB Car Charger $20 Prime shipped (Reg. $28), more

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Apple’s latest 11-inch MacBook Air is on sale from $600 shipped w/ .edu, 13-inch 128GB as low as $800, more

Apple 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (latest version) 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB $1,200 shipped (Reg. $1,499)

vpn-unlimited-lifetime-sub-dealVPN Unlimited: Lifetime Subscription for $29 ($500 value)

World Class Mac Bundle: 8 outstanding apps for $25 w/coupon (Orig. $401)

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App Store Free App of the Week: Sago Mini Road Trip goes free for the first time in over a year ($3 value)

NBA 2K16 for iOS now matching lowest price ever in celebration of NBA Finals: $4 (Reg. $8)

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

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Loopy HD, Jimmy Fallon’s favorite iOS music app, goes free for the first time (Reg. $4+)

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Best Buy’s 3-Day Sale includes Beats Solo2 On-ear Headphones for $80 (Reg. $120), more

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Raspberry Pi 3 bundle has everything you need to get started: $70 shipped (Reg. $90)

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Review: Pelican’s impressive Elite Luggage is built like a tank, but is it worth the price tag?

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The Star Wars Ultimate Collection brings incredible recreations of movie props to your home

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: 11″ MacBook Air from $600, Beats Solo2 $80, iPad Pro 128GB LTE refurb $650, more

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Apple’s latest 11-inch MacBook Air is on sale from $600 shipped w/ .edu, 13-inch 128GB as low as $800, more

Apple 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (latest version) 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB $1,200 shipped (Reg. $1,499)

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Best Buy’s 3-Day Sale includes Beats Solo2 On-ear Headphones for $80 (Reg. $120), more

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Save $429 on Apple’s 12.9-inch 128GB iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular by going w/ a refurb for $650 shipped

Apple’s 12.9″ 128GB iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular is all the way down to $800 (Reg. $1,079)

vpn-unlimited-lifetime-sub-dealVPN Unlimited: Lifetime Subscription for $29 ($500 value)

World Class Mac Bundle: 8 outstanding apps for $25 w/coupon (Orig. $401)

Pay what you want for 26.5 hours of photography tutorials and 100 stock images

Get 83 hours of coding tutorials with the Comprehensive Android Development Bundle: $40 (Orig. $727)

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App Store $1 Amazing Apps & Games Sale: Halo, Runtastic, Lifeline, djay 2, Runstastic, more

App Store Free App of the Week: Octagon arcade-runner free for the first time in over a year ($2 value)

KAMI paper puzzle game goes free on iOS for the very first time today (Reg. $2)

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NBA 2K16 for iOS now matching lowest price ever in celebration of NBA Finals: $4 (Reg. $8)

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AmazonBasics Felt Sleeves for MacBooks up to 15-inches are on sale from $8 Prime shipped

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Bring HomeKit control to your lights w/ Philips’ 2nd Gen Hue LED Starter Kit: $170 + varied shipping (Reg. $200)

Philips Smart Lighting: Hue Go Portable LED $80, Wireless Hue Tap Switch $50

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Review: Pelican’s impressive Elite Luggage is built like a tank, but is it worth the price tag?

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

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SodaStream gets tipsy with its new Beer Bar homebrew beverage maker

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How should Apple & Siri compete with Amazon Echo and Google Home?

Amazon was first with its Echo Wi-Fi speaker — a dedicated, standalone hub for its Alexa virtual assistant software — and now word has it Apple is working on a similar product for Siri. The several reports this week detailing Apple’s plans followed Google’s unveiling of its competitive Home hardware and Assistant platform at its Google I/O developer conference earlier this month. But what exactly will Apple’s competitor look like? And how will its reported plans for a Siri SDK play into its approach?

more…

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9to5Toys Last Call: Apple Watch + bands up to $200 off, 13-inch MacBook Air 256GB $1,000, UE Roll $50, more

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Last Call Updates:

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Anker ToughShell iPhone 6/s/Plus Cases in a variety of colors: $3 Prime shipped (Reg. $8)

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Best Buy’s Memorial Day sale takes up to $200 off select Apple Watch models + bands, prices start at $349

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Apple’s newest 13-inch 1.6GHz/8GB/256GB MacBook Air is on sale for $1,000 shipped (Reg. $1,119)

Get a free iPad mini 2 ($269 value) w/ the purchase of a MacBook Pro or 27-inch Retina iMac at Best Buy

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Best Buy 4-Day Sale: UE Roll Wireless Bluetooth Speaker $50, Logitech Bluetooth Mouse $24, kitchenware, more

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Pay what you want for 26.5 hours of photography tutorials and 100 stock images

Get 83 hours of coding tutorials with the Comprehensive Android Development Bundle: $40 (Orig. $727)

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App Store Free App of the Week: Octagon arcade-runner free for the first time in over a year ($2 value)

WWE 2K on iOS and Android now on sale for just $1 (Reg. $8)

Get ready for Memorial Day weekend parties with djay 2 for iOS: $1 (Reg. up to $10)

KAMI paper puzzle game goes free on iOS for the very first time today (Reg. $2)

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

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Daily Deals: AOC 28-inch 4K Ultra HD Monitor $280, JBL Synchros Bluetooth Headphones (Refurb) $55, more

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

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Philips Smart Lighting: Hue Go Portable LED $80, Wireless Hue Tap Switch $50

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Many acclaimed Bose speakers & headphones now on sale, SoundLink Mini II $179 shipped (Reg. $199)

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Review: We flew DJI’s impressive Phantom 4 drone towards a wall at 20MPH and nothing happened

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

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This record player has Don Draper-style, AirPlay connectivity and a secret bar

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: 11″ MacBook Air $650, Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones $90, Philips Hue Go $80, more

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Apple 11-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (latest version) from $650 shipped w/ .edu (Reg. $899)
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Daily Deals: Audio-Technica ATH-M50X Pro Studio Headphones (Refurb) $90, more

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Philips Smart Lighting: Hue Go Portable LED $80, Wireless Hue Tap Switch $50

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Pay what you want for 26.5 hours of photography tutorials and 100 stock images

Get 83 hours of coding tutorials with the Comprehensive Android Development Bundle: $40 (Orig. $727)

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Many acclaimed Bose speakers & headphones now on sale, SoundLink Mini II $179 shipped (Reg. $199)

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WWE 2K on iOS and Android now on sale for just $1 (Reg. $8)

Get ready for Memorial Day weekend parties with djay 2 for iOS: $1 (Reg. up to $10)

KAMI paper puzzle game goes free on iOS for the very first time today (Reg. $2)

Halo Spartan Strike action-shooter for iOS drops to its lowest price yet: $1 (Reg. $6)

App Store Free App of the Week: Pull My Tongue goes free for the first time ($1 value)

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Review: We flew DJI’s impressive Phantom 4 drone towards a wall at 20MPH and nothing happened

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

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Mackie Studio Speakers: 5-inch w/ Bluetooth $200 (Reg. $250), 6.5-inch $160 (Reg. $200)

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Get SSD speed and size for $50 w/ Lexar 256GB S75 USB 3 Jumpdrive retractable Flash Drive (150mb/s read)

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Samsung’s SmartThings home automation lineup now 20% off, get the 2nd gen Hub for $79

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Olympus wants you to beat the hell out of its new Tough TG-Tracker 4K Action Camera

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Grado Labs latest Brooklyn-made set of headphones blend mahogany & maple woods

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Xiaomi’s first drone records 4K video, lasts 27mins, costs $460

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