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Eric Michels murder: 'Grindr thief' guilty of businessman murder

Gerald Matovu, who sold drugs to serial killer Stephen Port, gave his victim an overdose of GHB. Reported by BBC News

Google kills its Blog Compass blogging tool in less than a year

Another week, another Google service bites the dust, this time in the form of the Blog Compass blog management tool. Google hasn’t hung around, killing the Blog Compass app after just 10 months. more… The post Google kills its Blog Compass blogging tool in less than a year appeared ... Reported by 9to5Google

Virgin Media probes why it blocked giant Gif site Imgur

The broadband provider had warned viewing some of Imgur's content could be a criminal offence. Reported by BBC News

Score new all-time lows on Bose headphones + speakers for Prime Day from $89

As part of its Prime Day 2019 festivities, Amazon is offering new all-time low prices on a selection of Bose headphones and speakers. These discounts are limited exclusively for Prime members and brings free delivery across the board. One standout is on the Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth ... Reported by 9to5Toys

Satechi Prime Day sale has deals on Mac, iPhone, and iPad accessories from $15

Satechi is getting into the Prime Day mix with a number of all-time lows offerings at Amazon on its most popular Mac, iPhone and iPad accessories. These offers and free shipping are for Prime members only. Headlining is Satechi’s 30W Dual-Port Wall Charger Adapter with USB-C PD & USB 3.0 ... Reported by 9to5Toys

Amazon’s Prime Day Apple event has Apple Watch from $169, iPad Pro, more

As part of its Prime Day 2019 event, Amazon is offering Prime members new all-time low prices on Apple Watch and previous generation iPad Pros. Free shipping is available for all. Headlining is Apple Watch Series 3 from *$16**9 *and Series 4 on sale from *$324*. That’s around 20% off the ... Reported by 9to5Toys

Amazon Prime Day 2019: The best tech, electronics, PC, and mobile deals

For Amazon Prime Day 2019, the number of deals have increased dramatically. Amazon's competition has grown, too—but still, this annual summer sale has a long way to go before it rivals Black Friday. Still, during our hours of poring over deals, we found respectable deals in multiple ... Reported by PC World

Norway's Adevinta says new French digital tax may hit earnings

Online advertising group Adevinta said the newly introduced digital tax in France lacked clarity but would likely hit the Norwegian company's earnings as it posted second-quarter earnings roughly in line with expectations. Reported by Reuters

 Blink’s XT2 Security Camera Kit gets first discount to $100 (45% off), more

As part of its Prime Day 2019 festivities, Amazon is discounting the all-new Blink XT2 Two-Camera Smart Security Kit for *$99.99 shipped*. Typically fetching $180, today’s offer is the first notable price drop we’ve seen and is good for a 45% discount. Blink’s XT2 features two years ... Reported by 9to5Toys

Prime Day’s SanDisk and Western Digital sale starts at $10

As part of its Prime Day 2019 event, Amazon is offering Prime members SanDisk and Western Digital storage from *$9.99 shipped*. Our top pick is the SanDisk 400GB microSDXC card for *$44.99*. Regularly $60, this is a new Amazon all-time low and a great way to add storage to your Nintendo ... Reported by 9to5Toys

Razer Phone 2 hits a new Amazon all-time low of $400 for Prime Day 2019

Amazon offers Razer Phone 2 for *$399.99 shipped*. Regularly up to $800, it’s been around $600 or so recently. This is a new Amazon all-time low price and the best we’ve tracked from reputable retailers. Razer Phone 2 delivers incredible 120Hz refresh rates, making it an ideal smartphone ... Reported by 9to5Toys

Razer Blade 15 is the ultimate portable gaming PC, now $1,100 for Prime Day

Amazon offers the Razer Blade 15 Gaming Laptop 2.2GHz/16GB/128GB SSD + 1TB HDD for *$1,099.99 shipped*. As a comparison, it regularly sells for upwards of $1,600 and has hovered around $100 off in recent months. This Prime Day deal is easily a new Amazon all-time low by over $300. The latest ... Reported by 9to5Toys

Reliance Jio plans offering 3GB to 5GB per day: Price, validity and other benefits

Reliance Jio has disrupted the Indian telecom market in a big way. Its debut in September 2016 has catapulted India’s data consumption and has resulted in cheaper data plans. While Mukesh Ambani-owned company has not revised or changed its plans in a big way in the recent times, its offering ... Reported by BGR India

Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones offer 40 hour battery life for $140 (Reg. $190)

As part of its Prime Day 2019 event, Amazon is offering its Prime members the Beats Solo3 Wireless On-ear Headphones in matte black for *$139.99 shipped*. We typically see this pair go for closer to $200 these days. This offer is a new Amazon all-time low. If you’re looking for a new pair ... Reported by 9to5Toys

The Latest: Gov. Ige says protesters must behave lawfully

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the start of work to build a massive telescope on a site considered sacred by some Native Hawaiians (all times local): 3:30 p.m. At a short news conference Sunday, Gov. David Ige said that "respected the right of people to protest" at the site ... Reported by SeattlePI

Hellobike, survivor of China’s bike-sharing craze, goes electric

Just two years ago, investors were heavily pouring money into China’s dockless bike-sharing startups. Now that boom has busted with derelict bikes littering the streets of cities. Meanwhile, a new race has started for two-wheelers with motors — and one of the main players is a survivor from ... Reported by TechCrunch

Xiaomi Poco F1 users facing touchscreen issues, company calls for faulty devices

Xiaomi Poco F1 has emerged as one of the most interesting smartphone of 2018. The smartphone, which is expected to get a successor soon, has evolved incredibly. The Chinese smartphone maker is estimated to have sold over 7 lakh units since its launch. A slew of discounts could have helped the ... Reported by BGR India

Amazon workers in Germany to strike over pay, Verdi union says

Workers at seven Amazon sites across Germany will go on strike over pay for at least two days this week starting on Sunday night going into Monday, labor union Verdi said. Reported by Reuters

BSNL Rs 96 prepaid plan offering unlimited calling and more: All you need to know

BSNL recently revised its broadband plans to offer free Amazon Prime subscription even on cheaper plans. Now, BSNL has unveiled a new Vasantham Gold – PV 96 prepaid recharge plan. Currently, the new plan is available in Chennai and Tamil Nadu circles only and with effect on July 5. Do note ... Reported by BGR India

In Boston, Web App Matches Budget Renters With Senior Homeowners

In Boston, a web app called "Nesterly" matches would-be renters with people who have a room to spare and could use a little help around the house. Reported by NPR

India aborts moon mission launch citing technical glitch

SRIHARIKOTA, India (AP) — India has temporarily deferred its dream of a soft landing on the lunar south pole, aborting the launch of its second moon mission on Monday less than an hour before liftoff. The Chandrayaan-2 mission was called off when a "technical snag" was observed in the ... Reported by SeattlePI

‘The Town Hall of Hollywood.’ Welcome to the Netflix Lobby.

Every day an entertainment’s who’s who passes through the 4,780-square-foot “creative gateway” — complete with 80-foot video screen — hoping for a piece of the billions Netflix is spending on content. Reported by NYTimes

NASA backs demo that will 3D-print spacecraft parts in orbit

NASA is expanding its efforts to bring 3D printing to space. The agency has given Made In Space a $73.3 million contract to demonstrate the ability to 3D-print spacecraft parts in orbit using Archinaut One (shown above), a robotic manufacturing ship... Reported by engadget

U.S. proposes barring big tech companies from offering financial services, digital currencies

A proposal to prevent big technology companies from functioning as financial institutions or issuing digital currencies has been circulated for discussion by the Democratic majority that leads the House Financial Services Committee, according to a copy of the draft legislation seen by Reuters. Reported by Reuters

Microsoft is shutting down its internet board and card games

Microsoft has already given users of older Windows versions some not-so-subtle hints that it's time to move on. Now, it's giving them more of a push by removing things dear to their hearts: their board and card games. The software giant is shutting... Reported by engadget

India aborts moon mission launch due to 'technical snag'

India has temporarily deferred its dream of a soft landing on the lunar south pole, aborting the launch of its second moon mission on Monday local time less than an hour before liftoff. Reported by CBC

Apple’s Magic Trackpad 2 in Space Gray returns to Amazon all-time low at $105

Amazon offers Apple’s Magic Trackpad 2 in Space Gray for *$104.99 shipped*. For comparison, it typically goes for $149, with the next offer being $120 at B&H. This is a match of the Amazon all-time low price. Apple’s in-house Magic Trackpad 2 delivers gesture control, Force Touch features, ... Reported by 9to5Toys

Exclusive: U.S. firms may get nod to restart Huawei sales in 2-4 weeks - official

The U.S. may approve licenses for companies to re-start new sales to Huawei in as little as two weeks, according to a senior U.S. official, in a sign President Donald Trump's recent effort to ease restrictions on the Chinese company could move forward quickly. Reported by Reuters

NEC to provide customs procedure system with face recognition for six major airports in Japan

NEC Corp has announced an order from Japan Customs, under the Ministry of Finance, for an electronic customs procedure system utilizing face recognition to be installed at the… Reported by Japan Today


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