Is it July already? Not quite, but Amazon Prime Day is just around the corner. And it's never too early to start planning, because these are deals we're talking about!Although the company has yet to announce the exact dates of the big event, which promises site-wide discounts on par with Black Friday, here's what we know, based on the patterns of the past few Prime Days:It will almost certainly happen in mid-July.It will probably span more than one day. In 2017, Prime Day started late on a Monday and ended early on Wednesday. Last year, it lasted 36 hours, starting on Monday, July 16.The biggest discounts are likely to apply to Amazon's own products and brands, including the full range of Echo speakers, Fire tablets and Fire TV streamers, Kindle readers, Blink cameras and so on.Obviously we'll keep you posted once we get more news about dates, deals and everything else.What kind of deals should I expect?Good ones -- especially on the aforementioned Amazon gear. It's a good bet Amazon … [Read more...] about When is Amazon Prime Day 2019, what’s coming and how can I get the best deals?
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Hate getting locked out of your Windows computer while waiting for it to update? Microsoft is trying to make that a thing of the past. Windows 10 Home, the consumer version of Microsoft's latest operating system, will soon let you pause updates for up to seven days (and maybe more). The new update experience, spotted earlier by tech site Thurrott, is being tested in Microsoft's Windows Insiders program and is expected to roll out to mainstream users in April..Microsoft didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Microsoft has been working on fixing the update experience -- a longtime user complaint -- so people don't have to stop what they're doing or wait around for a computer to boot because it updated at a bad time. When the update becomes available, you'll be able to pause updates by going to Settings, Update & Security and then Windows Update. Pause can be set for either a predefined number of days or until a specific date. Microsoft is also introducing Intelligent … [Read more...] about You’ll soon be able to pause Windows 10 Home updates for up to 7 days
Happy Monday after Thanksgiving, readers! We hope you enjoyed last week’s mashed potato- and casserole-focused articles, because today we’re turning our attention to a less savory subject: How long it takes the average person to shit a Lego. Read on, won’t you? Six pediatric healthcare professionals recently conducted the Lego-eating study, to be published in the Journal Of Pediatrics And Child Health, that sought to determine how long it takes the head of a Lego figurine to pass through the human body. (This is entirely real.) The researchers are part of Don’t Forget The Bubbles, a pediatric news website founded by four doctors. As a team, they’d discussed their intent to conduct a scientific study that was “a little lighter” and settled on the topic of pooping Legos. Their reasoning was that while studies have been conducted on how long it takes children to pass the coins they’ve eaten—a common object kids put in their … [Read more...] about Study: It takes 1.7 days for a Lego to pass through the human body
Steamed Steamed is dedicated to all things in and around Valve’s PC gaming service. Somewhere deep inside Valve’s labyrinthine compound of Steam-sustaining tubes, wires, and pipes, somebody is thanking their lucky stars for Artem Moskowsky. The self-described “bug hunter” came across a glitch that allowed him to generate thousands of free keys for any game on Steam. A lesser person might have kept that knowledge to themselves. He reported it. Moskowsky discovered and reported the bug back in August, but Valve only allowed the information to go public recently. For his troubles, the company paid him $20,000—as opposed to a lifetime of free games, which is what would’ve happened if this was a feel-good episode of a sitcom. According to a summary by Valve on bug bounty site HackerOne, the bug took advantage of an issue with Steam’s developer tools. Using “specific parameters,” anyone with access to those tools could make the service … [Read more...] about Valve Pays $20,000 To Hacker Who Found Steam Bug That Generates Free Games
The Online Trading Academy teaches a wide variety of courses in trading options, foreign currency and stocks, and has taught these techniques to about 20,000 students around the world. See more investing pictures. Hemera/Thinkstock Eyal Shahar simply wasn't the type of person who could stand being a passive investor, just putting money into an individual retirement account (IRA) or 401(k) and expecting good things to happen. After a successful stint as a diamond importer, Shahar decided to sell his business in 1990 and open a day trading company where he worked with several traders to invest the capital he had accumulated through the sale of his import business. Naturally, Shahar wanted the traders -- who earned a cut of every dollar they made -- to be as profitable as possible. So at the end of each trading day, they gathered together and shared what happened; those who did well explained how and mistakes were identified by those who hadn't fared as well [source: Harkey]. This … [Read more...] about How the Online Trading Academy Works