July 14, 2019

Watch India launch a historic Moon mission starting at 5PM ET

India is on the cusp of making space exploration history in more ways than one, and you might get to watch it first-hand. ISRO is livestreaming the launch of Chandrayaan-2, its second uncrewed mission to the Moon, starting at 5PM Eastern (lift...
July 14, 2019

Watch India launch a historic Moon mission starting at 5PM ET

India is on the cusp of making space exploration history in more ways than one, and you might get to watch it first-hand. ISRO is livestreaming the launch of Chandrayaan-2, its second uncrewed mission to the Moon, starting at 5PM Eastern (lift...
July 14, 2019

PRIME DAY JUST STARTED EARLY: So many killer deals like $15 Fire TV Stick, $22 Echo Dot, $190 4K TV, more

Well what do we have here, bargain hunters!? You know how Amazon announced that its huge Prime Day 2019 sales event will take place on July 15 and July 16 this year? Yeah, Amazon lied... but in a good way! The nation's top online retailer decided to kick things off early this year with a huge batch of early Prime Day deals that are unreal. Seriously, Amazon is pulling out all the stops this year and offering all-time low pricing on some of its best-selling products of all time. Simply put, these deals are absolutely nuts.

What, you don't believe us? How about a $40 Fire TV Stick for just $14.99? Or what about a 3rd-Generation Echo Dot for $22? That's right... those are the lowest prices ever on Amazon's two best-selling devices ever! Other crazy deals that just kicked off include a $150 Ring Video Doorbell for just $69.99, a $250 Ring Video Doorbell Pro bundled with a $50 Echo Dot for $169, the $100 Echo Smart Speaker for $49.99, the $90 All-New Kindle for $59.99, and huge savings on a bunch of different Amazon device bundles. There are also insanely good deals on televisions with built-in Fire TV software, like a 32-inch HDTV for $99.99, a 42-inch 4K TV for $189.99, and a 50-inch 4K TV for $249.99!

Oh, and it's not just Amazon devices that went on sale early for Prime Day — you can save a ton on Philips Hue smart lights, get the best-selling $100 Instant Pot DUO60 for only $59, snag a best-selling Wi-Fi range extender for just $13.99, and you can even save $20 on AirPods 2 with Wireless Charging Case!

You'll find all of these fantastic early Prime Day deals below, and there are even more early deals you can check out in Amazon's Prime Day hub. Remember, you'll need to be a Prime member to get most of these discounts, but you can always sign up for a free 30-day Prime trial to get in on the action without paying a dime!

July 14, 2019

Huawei preps ‘extensive’ US job cuts despite partial reprieve

Huawei appears to be prepared for a long trade battle despite the US government's promises of easing some restrictions. Wall Street Journal sources claim Huawei is prepping "extensive" layoffs at its Futurewei research offices in the US, with "hundr...
July 14, 2019

Huawei preps ‘extensive’ US job cuts despite partial reprieve

Huawei appears to be prepared for a long trade battle despite the US government's promises of easing some restrictions. Wall Street Journal sources claim Huawei is prepping "extensive" layoffs at its Futurewei research offices in the US, with "hundr...
July 14, 2019

Scientists discover gorgeous new fish species, name it after Wakanda

Discovering an entirely new animal species has to be rather exciting for scientists. Not only will you go down in history as the person (or persons) that found a creature nobody even knew about, you also — in most cases — get to pick its new name. Some scientists choose names for species based on where they were discovered or even add their own names into the mix. For the research duo of Luiz Rocha and Yi-Kai Tea, the name of a new fish species of bright purple fish they discovered off the east coast of Africa near Zanzibar was inspired by something close to their hearts: the Marvel cinematic universe. The fish is a previously unknown species of fairy wrasse. Its bright purple appearance and its African home conjured images of the fictional material Vibranium, leading the scientists to call the new fish the Vibranium fairy wrasse. In Marvel fiction, Vibranium is found in Wakanda, and Black Panther's suit is crafted from the material. Its scientific name is equally nerdy (in a good way): Cirrhilabrus wakanda. As Earther explains, the fish is a lot like other fairy wrasses in that it's tiny, feasts on floating bits of plankton, and seeks refuge coral reefs. It resides at depths of roughly between 160 and 260 feet, making it a challenge to observe for casual divers. The two researchers now credited with its discovery donned SCUBA suits and trained specifically for the chance to observe the fish in its natural habitat. There will, of course, be varying opinions of whether scientific naming should include references to pop culture. In this case, the researchers themselves have emphasized their desire to make science more digestible (and interesting) for people who might not otherwise be drawn in by the discovery of a new fish species.
July 14, 2019

Should I buy this big thing if it’s a Prime Day deal?

By Wirecutter Staff Amazon Prime Day 2019 is coming, and we're getting ready to bring you all the best deals on Wirecutter picks and recommendations from our expert staff. Bookmark our Deals page, follow @WirecutterDeals on Twitter, and sign up for...
July 14, 2019

After Math: Flipping the Switch

Nintendo wasn't the only company this week making headlines about switches. Facebook's poker playing AI turned the tables on some Texas Hold'em pros, Foxconn pulled the old switcheroo on the state of Wisconsin, and Luminar's new LiDAR is poised to tu...
July 13, 2019

National French Fry Day 2019: Where to get free fries and discounts today

Happy National French Fry Day 2019, everyone! What's "National French Fry Day 2019," you ask? Good question, and we don't really know what the answer is. What we do know, however, is that July 13th is National French Fry Day 2019 and tons of food chains across the country are offering freebies and deep discounts to celebrate. Okay... cool! You'll be able to get free french fries from tons of different popular food chains across the US on Sunday, including Carl's Jr., Checkers, Hardee's, and more. You can even get free fries from McDonald's if you order through Uber Eats, or a bunch of different discounts if you go to McDonald's and order using the app. Offers.com rounded up all the best National French Fry Day 2019 deals, and you'll find them all listed below. One stop for lunch and another for dinner? Go for it — calories don't exist on National French Fry Day 2019, right!? Burger 21: On July 13 only, participating locations will offer Buffalo Ranch fries. BurgerFi: This offer is available at select locations (check out your nearest location’s Facebook page to confirm). Get a regular-size order of fries for $1 all day July 13. Toppings are extra. You must mention this offer to redeem. Carl’s Jr.: Sign up for the Carl’s Jr. email list and get a coupon for a free small order of fries and small drink with purchase of any Western Bacon Cheeseburger. Plus, try the new Western Fries (natural cut fries coated in Western seasoning) starting at $2.99. Checkers: Get a coupon for free fries, just for signing up for the email list. Fill in your info, and you’ll get the coupon. GrubHub: Get $10 off your first order of $15 or more. That’s enough to cover a few orders of fries. Farmer Boys: Get $1 fries with any purchase 12 p.m. to close on July 13. Valid at participating locations only. You must show or mention this offer. Favor: Sign up by the end of August, and get free delivery for 30 days after you create an account. In other words, order fries from all your favorite places, and pay no delivery fee. Hardee’s: Sign up for the email list, and get a free small fries and small drink with the purchase of any 1/3-lb. Thickburger. IHOP: Get unlimited fries with your Classic Steakburger when you dine in (for a limited time). Macy’s: Make restaurant-quality fries at home safely. A variety of air fryers are on sale as part of Macy’s Black Friday in July sale, which runs through July 14. For example, get $60 off the Crux 5.3-Qt. Digital Air Convection Fryer. McDonald’s: Celebrate National French Fry Day with these deals, available only to those who have the McDonald’s app: $1 small fries or hash browns through July 21 and $1 medium fries on Fridays with any $1 purchase made via the app. Mooyah: Get a free personal order of fries when you download the Mooyah rewards app. Red Robin: Enjoy bottomless steak fries when you order any $6.99 all-day burger option. Sheetz: Get a free bag of fries when you order via the app on July 13. Sonny’s BBQ: All day on July 13, get all-you-can-eat Crinkle Cut Fries. Just order them as a Sidekick, or purchase a meal that comes with fries, and you’ll get an endless supply. Taco Bell: Nacho Fries (with bold seasoning served with warm cheese for dipping) are back for a limited time. Get one order for $1.29. Uber Eats: Get a free medium order of fries with any McDonald’s order you place on Uber Eats starting 11 a.m. local time on July 13. Just add a medium fries to your McDelivery order and enter the promo code (which you’ll find in the app). Wienerschnitzel: Through July 28, get $1 off any regular or large Chili Cheese Fries. Wingstop: Sign up for The Club loyalty program, and get a free order of fries.
July 13, 2019

Bose’s new noise cancelling headphones still aren’t as good as Sony’s WH1000XM3, which are $60 off today

The new Bose 700 Noise Cancelling Headphones are pretty fantastic, but even at $400 they still can’t outperform the beloved Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones. Honestly, we’re not sure anything will ever outperform the WH1000XM3… at least not until Sony releases a new an improved version. The noise cancellation tech in these headphones is out of this world, and at $350 you’ll pay a pretty penny to get your hands on it. But if you head over to Amazon right now before they sell out, you can pick up an international pair brand new and save $60! There's a good chance these will sell out, so hurry!

Here’s more from the product page:

  • Smart Listening by SENSE ENGINE
  • Quick Attention Mode for effortless conversations without taking your headphones off
  • In the box: WH1000XM3 / Carry Case / Charging Cable USB-C / Audio Cable for Wired Connection
  • Industry-leading noise canceling brings Only Music, Nothing Else
  • Premium Sound Quality from 40mm Liquid Crystal Polymer drivers