Next Wednesday is July Fourth, one of the few summer holidays with decent sales. Whether you’re planning a huge barbecue or just taking the day to enjoy a rare weekday off from work, you may want to take some time to check out the tech deals happening around Independence Day this year. Retailers like Amazon, eBay, HP, and more are running sales on everything from smartwatches to 4K TVs. Most Fourth of July deals run through next weekend. Amazon Not officially a Fourth of July sale, Amazon is running discounts on several tech products including their smart speaker, the Amazon Tap. eBay The online retailer is working hard to show people that it’s more than just an auction site. eBay recently announced a “Best Price Guarantee” that offers a full 110 (yes, one hundred and ten) percent back if you find the product at a lower price. There’s obviously a bit of fine print there, but it might be worth scouring the web to see if you can find your next eBay purchase … [Read more...] about The best Fourth of July tech deals from Amazon, eBay, Microsoft, Walmart, and more
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Video: Russia copies China's VPN crackdownI grew up in the New York metropolitan area, so my view of soccer is that it's kind of like hockey, except without the armor and big sticks. Even so, soccer (or as those outside the US call it, football) is of huge interest to worldwide audiences. Soccer's Super Bowl is the World Cup. directory The Best VPN services for 2018 A virtual private network enables users to send and receive data while remaining anonymous and secure online. In this directory, we look at a few of the very best commercial VPN service providers on the Internet. Read More World Cup 2018 takes place in Moscow starting on June 14. If you're attending, you probably have all sorts of cybersecurity questions - especially if you want to use your computer, phone, or tablet to access Internet services.Can VPN use in Russia land you in jail? Over the past year, we've been reporting that VPN use is banned in Russia. We covered it in ZDNet and on our sister site, … [Read more...] about Online at World Cup 2018: Traveling to Russia? Here’s what you need to know
While legalized sports gambling is sure to infuse additional excitement and interest in traditional sports, the esports market is particularly poised to blast off thanks to these new state-by-state regulations. That's largely because the professional esports industry was already on the ascent. DraftKings co-founder and CRO Matthew Kalish says his company's esports business grew 60 percent between 2016 and 2017 -- and that's with just one game on offer, League of Legends."It's something that's growing actually really fast for us. It was our fastest-growing sport last year ... and all of that is without expanding into more games," Kalish says. "As we expand more and more coverage into more game types, we could do really well."DraftKings has been able to operate outside the May 14th ruling because of a loophole in federal gambling law allowing fantasy-draft betting. Participants build dream teams out of all available athletes in a particular league and collect points based on their … [Read more...] about Esports betting just got a whole lot easier. Now what?
Can the blockchain improve your sports betting outcomes? In 2018, sports bettors may no longer have to wager under the neon lights of the Las Vegas Strip or on offshore online betting sites to bet on their favored sports team. Nationwide, Casino and mobile sports betting operations are gearing up for business in the hopes the Supreme Court’s highly anticipated ruling on legalizing sports betting gets approved in June. Among the new sports betting solutions, blockchain sports betting platforms offer sports gamblers the opportunity to improve their odds and prognostications with functionality currently enjoyed by the professional trader. The best sports betting odds Sports bettors improve their returns by seeking out the best odds. Since odds can vary across different platforms, many stakers sign up to several betting platforms to shop around for the best deal. Odds aggregators such as Oddschecker are streamlining the process by pooling odds across the major sports games, but … [Read more...] about This blockchain sports betting platform improves betting odds
Bet you didn't know your Mac could do all this Now that macOS High Sierra has been out for about six months, you might be trying to find out what features and tricks have slipped under your radar, whether you’re a Mac newbie or an Apple II veteran. Luckily, there is such a plethora of secrets hiding beneath the surface of macOS that it’s essentially a Pixar movie.Once you get past the beautiful mountain landscape that is the default desktop background, you’ll find an extremely intuitive piece of software, with a UI that is easier to grasp than you may have believed in the past. And armed with this guide to the 50 best Mac tips we could think of, you’ll be a master of all things Mac in no time flat – just like the TechRadar staff that created this list.Neither formal nor exhaustive, this easily digestible list comprises the 50 top Mac tips we could think of and organizes them into bite-sized slides. Click or tap ‘Next’ to dive in.Linux, Windows … [Read more...] about The 50 best Mac tips, tricks and timesavers