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15 free Alexa skills that can make your life easier - and make the Amazon Echo more useful

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Amazon works behind the scenes to improve Alexa's capabilities on a weekly basis, but best way to unlock your Echo's true potential is enabling third-party skills.
These skills can hook into tech and services you already use and let you access the information you want - news from your favorite publication, or information about your day's fitness activities - just with your voice.
Enabling a skill only takes one click, and it...
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The best roach killer and traps you can buy

The best roach killer and traps you can buy

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Any cockroaches that stay outside in nature are OK in my book and should have nothing to fear from humans. Any roaches that break the trust and come into our homes, however, need to die.
Our top pick to render said bugs dead is the Combat Max 12-Month Roach Killing Bait because, as the name suggests, its lethality starts on day one and lasts for a year.
You've probably heard cockroaches described as the ultimate...
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Meet Remi, the $100 monitor, alarm clock, and sleep trainer for babies and toddlers all in one - here's what it's like to use it

Meet Remi, the $100 monitor, alarm clock, and sleep trainer for babies and toddlers all in one - here's what it's like to use it

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REMI is designed to look cute and comforting, so kids of all ages will welcome the proximity of this combined monitor, clock, speaker, night light, and sleep tracker device.
The hardware works with a smartphone app that gives parents control over multiple features and lets them track multiple data sets.
REMI is suitable for use starting with newborns and may well remain in service until well after your child's 10th...
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What it's like to use Furbo, the $199 dog camera that lets you remotely play with your pets and toss them treats

What it's like to use Furbo, the $199 dog camera that lets you remotely play with your pets and toss them treats

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Furbo
Modern technology has changed the way we live, and in many ways, it has made life easier. In today's day and age, there is a smartphone application for everything. You can use an app to track your daily calorie intake, to shop for clothing or groceries, and to communicate with people all over the world. See the rest of the story at Business Insider See Also: The best aftershave you can buy 28 amazing home products we found...
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'Westworld' star reveals what the post-credits scene could mean for the...

'Westworld' star reveals what the post-credits scene could mean for the future of their character

John P. Johnson/HBO Warning: Major spoilers ahead for the "Westworld" season two finale, "The Passenger." "Westworld" star Katja Herbers made a surprising reappearance on the... Read more ...

Massive Formula 3 Crash Shows That Even Racers Drive Toward What They're...

Massive Formula 3 Crash Shows That Even Racers Drive Toward What They're Looking At

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Shaking hands with Trump gave Kim Jong-un the status boost he craves

Shaking hands with Trump gave Kim Jong-un the status boost he craves

American leaders regularly meet with authoritarian leaders as equals, whether as partners, allies, or rivals. The key is how those meetings affect status - and in this case... Read more ...

Aseel Al-Hamad Drives A Formula One Car The Day The Saudi Ban On Female...

Aseel Al-Hamad Drives A Formula One Car The Day The Saudi Ban On Female Drivers Is Overturned

Before the Formula One French Grand Prix at the Circuit Paul Ricard, Aseel Al-Hamad became one of the first Saudi women to drive a car to celebrate the end of the ban on women... Read more ...

Volkswagen's Electric Car Just Broke The All-Time Record At Pike's Peak

Volkswagen's Electric Car Just Broke The All-Time Record At Pike's Peak

Yeah, that just happened. Romain Dumas climbed behind the wheel of Volkswagen's electric I.D. R and just beat the all-time Pike's Peak record set by Sebastien Loeb by setting... Read more ...

Trump tweets he wants to deport illegal immigrants 'with no Judges or Court...

Trump tweets he wants to deport illegal immigrants 'with no Judges or Court Cases' - a move that would violate due process

Evan Vucci/AP President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday morning that the US should start deporting illegal immigrants with no legal process. He said those who "invade our Country... Read more ...

Argentine police busted the 'Narcos de la Copa': smugglers hiding cocaine in...

Argentine police busted the 'Narcos de la Copa': smugglers hiding cocaine in fake World Cup trophies

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Some Argentines are taking advantage of World Cup fervor. The security minister of Buenos Aires province said Friday that police have broken up an... Read more ...

Sunday's Best Deals: Pool Party Essentials, Backcountry, Breville, Shifu...

Sunday's Best Deals: Pool Party Essentials, Backcountry, Breville, Shifu Orboot, and More

Happy Sunday! Finish off your weekend with discounted pool party essentials , Backcountry's 4th of July sale , a Breville juicer , and the rest of the best deals from around... Read more ...

It's Comforting To Know That Even Formula One Drivers Forget How To Drive...

It's Comforting To Know That Even Formula One Drivers Forget How To Drive Sometimes, Too

This Sunday, Formula One returns to its birthplace of France for the first time in a decade. The hype trains have been cruising at full force ever since the announcement was... Read more ...

A brutal missed call cost Sweden a huge opportunity against Germany in the...

A brutal missed call cost Sweden a huge opportunity against Germany in the World Cup

Hannah Mckay/Reuters Germany beat Sweden, 2-1, in the second round of group play at the World Cup with a gorgeous free-kick goal in the final minute of stoppage time. The match... Read more ...