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Google’s smaller Home Mini speaker will cost just $49

The Google Home Mini will cost just $49 when it debuts next month. A treasure trove of leaked Google hardware information is coming to light today as Droid-life is reporting evidence of an upcoming miniature version of the Google Home set to debut at company’s October 4 hardware event in San Francisco. From Droid-life: According to the information we’ve viewed, the Google Home Mini (official name) will arrive in Chalk, Charcoal, and Coral colors. The Google Home Mini will be powered rather than wireless, at least according to the images…

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The Amazon Tap portable Bluetooth speaker is down to its lowest price

Get a new Amazon Tap for $80 right now as part of Amazon’s Gold Box deal of the day. This is the same price as a refurbished unit but without the refurbishiness of it. The Tap normally sells around $130. While we’ve seen some deals in the past, we’ve never seen it go this low. Oddly, the Amazon Tap no longer has a reason to be called the Tap. Originally you had to physically “tap” the speaker to enter a command to Alexa. Now you no longer need to (if…

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This $25 Bluetooth speaker has a crazy long 24-hour battery life

Amazon’s currently has a pretty great discount on the extremely popular Anker SoundCore Bluetooth speaker. With this deal, the black version speaker drops down to $25.49 (the other colors are $32.99), from a usual street price around $36. Anker is well known for coupon code deals, which are hard to track over time, so it’s possible this speaker has gone lower than this in the past. For direct price drops, though, this price only matches a previous drop back in 2016 on Black Friday. The SoundCore has a 24-hour battery…

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Berkeley braces for visit by right-wing speaker Ben Shapiro

AP Photo/Josh Edelson BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The University of California, Berkeley will seal off large parts of its campus like a fortress with a closed perimeter and a “very large” visible police presence Thursday, when the birthplace of America’s free speech movement faces its next potential clashes. City and campus authorities anticipate demonstrations at a speech by conservative commentator Ben Shapiro, a former Breitbart editor, and are preparing for possible violence with a variety of new strategies and tightened security. For the first … Read the referenced┬ástory here: Berkeley…

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