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The best 4th of July TV sales 2020: deals on 4K TVs from Best Buy, Amazon, and more


The holiday weekend is upon which means 4th of July TV sales are in full force with incredible deals on 4K TVs from retailers like Best Buy, Amazon, and Dell. You can find massive price cuts from top brands such as Samsung, LG, TCL, and more.

Our best Fourth of July TV sales include everything from a mid-size 50-inch TV to a massive 75-inch set, with features such as HDR and voice control, and at a range of prices – so whatever your viewing needs, you’ll find your perfect TV here.

Our top sale picks include a $100 price cut and a free Echo Dot on the Insignia 55-inch 4K Fire TV, the best-selling Samsung 50-inch TV on sale for $329.99, and this massive Hisense 75-inch 4K TV on sale for $699.99. Read More

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Tech Radar

Hanna season 2 brings spy drama thrills to Amazon Prime Video this weekend


Some spoilers for Hanna season 1 follow.

Our first sighting of Hanna was on the big screen. This genetically enhanced teen assassin – living off the grid with the man she believed to be her father – was the central character in Atonement director Joe Wright’s 2011 spy thriller. But the movie’s co-screenwriter, David Farr, always felt there was plenty more story to tell – enough to carry Hanna’s TV incarnation into its upcoming second season.

“I always had in my head that I wanted to tell the story of where Hanna really came from,” David Farr, creator and showrunner of the Amazon Prime show, tells us. “[I wanted to look at] the fact there were these other young girls who hadn’t been rescued, that had been left behind. They were being trained in this facility to go and do assassinations. The film didn’t have enough time to get there, but they left this huge opportunity where you could retell the story and go way further with the character.” Read More

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Engadget

Amazon is making a Fallout series with the creators of ‘Westworld’


Amazon’s latest sci-fi series will be a familiar one to gamers — the company is partnering with Bethesda to make a show based on the post-apocalyptic Fallout series. Tweets from both Bethesda and Amazon confirmed this, and Bethesda also confirmed that Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy are developing the show through their Kilter Films production company. The game series first started way back in 1997 and is set decades in the future in an America in the aftermath of nuclear war. Read More

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TechCrunch

‘Westworld’ creators are developing a ‘Fallout’ TV series for Amazon – TechCrunch


“Fallout,” the post-apocalyptic video game franchise published by Bethesda Softworks, is being turned into a TV series by Kilter Films, the production company of Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy.

The series, which began in 1997, takes place in an alternate future with a retro tone, after a nuclear war has turned most of the world into a wasteland. The games have continued in the two decades since, most recently with the release of “Fallout 76.”

The show — currently in development, with a series commitment from Amazon Studios — is part of Nolan and Joy’s overall deal with streaming service, which they signed last year for a reported $150 million. Read More

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Tech Radar

4th of July TV sale event: the best deals on 4K TVs from Best Buy, Amazon, and more


The 2020 4th of July sales event has arrived, which means you can find incredible deals on mattresses, furniture, and, most importantly, 4K TVs. We’ve rounded up the best 4th of July TV sales from top retailers like Best Buy, Amazon, and Dell. You can find massive prices on a range of televisions from Samsung, LG, Sony, and more.

Our best 4th of July TV sales include everything from a mid-size 50-inch TV to a massive 75-inch set, with features such as HDR and voice control, and at a range of prices – so whatever your viewing needs, you’ll find your perfect TV here. Read More

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The Verge

Amazon Prime Video launches Windows 10 desktop app


Amazon Prime Video’s dedicated app for Windows 10 is now live in the Microsoft Store, the company announced Thursday. It allows you to stream videos and download them for offline viewing. While it’s always been possible to stream Prime Video content through a browser like Chrome, there was no way to download videos on a Windows device to view offline until now.

Amazon has lately beefed up its original streaming content to compete with rivals like Netflix and Hulu. That includes critically acclaimed shows like Fleabag, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,and Homecoming. A recent report found that the company is “actively pursuing” licensing deals for live TV, and earlier this week, it introduced a Watch Party feature in the US so up to 100 people can stream with friends. Read More

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The Next Web

Amazon is making a Fallout TV show with Westworld’s creators

Amazon today revealed it has a series in the works based on Fallout, Bethesda‘s open-world post-apocalyptic survival series. It’ll be helmed by the same people behind Westworld, so we can only hope it’ll be a fun adaptation.

According to the announcement from Bethesda, this is the culmination of a years-long effort to get Fallout adapted into a series. Todd Howard, executive producer at Bethesda Game Studios (and my eternal nemesis) said “Over the last decade, we looked at many ways to bring Fallout to the screen,” and that Bethesda “couldn’t be more excited” to work with Amazon on the project. Albert Cheng, Amazon Studios’ COO and co-head of the Television division, said “Fallout is an iconic global franchise, with legions of fans worldwide and a rich, deeply compelling storyline…We’re thrilled to join with Bethesda to bring Fallout to television.” Read More

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The Next Web

Senior Zoox engineers rush to work for Waymo a week after Amazon acquisition


Last week, Amazon bought self-driving startup Zoox for over $1billion. Now, two of Zoox’s longest serving engineers have left to work for Alphabet subsidiary and rival, Waymo.

Last week, e-commerce giant Amazon bought self-driving startup Zoox with the intention of helping it “realize its dream.” But Amazon doesn’t really have any business in robotaxis, so it’s not immediately clear what the online retailer is wanting to get out of the deal. Some, including TNW, suggest that Amazon might eventually get Zoox to work on autonomous delivery robots. Whatever the case, though, things don’t seem to be off to a good start. Read More

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Sleeping bags on sale at REI, Amazon, Best Buy, and more for 50% off


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The Next Web

Amazon shelled out $1.2B for Zoox, but should stay away from robotaxis


Early last week, rumors that e-commerce giant Amazon would be buying an autonomous vehicle startup started to surface. By the end of the week, it was a done deal. But what is Amazon doing buying an autonomous vehicle startup?

According to a Financial Times report, Amazon recently paid $1.2 billion to buy self-driving tech up-and-comer, Zoox. This makes it Amazon’s biggest foray into self-driving tech, and one of the company’s biggest acquisitions ever.

I need to be honest here, Zoox isn’t one of the startups in this field that ranks high on my radar, so let’s take a quick look at the company before trying to figure out what Amazon is doing. Read More