Best Prime Day Smartphone Deals 2020: Today’s Top Deals

This year’s Amazon Prime Day deals have arrived, and are out in full force. We couldn’t be more excited about all the sales now available.

Prime Day is a 48-hour extravaganza of Amazon sales that’s putting Black Friday and Cyber Monday to to the test. Load up Amazon today and tomorrow, and you’ll find some of the best Android and iPhone deals, with discounts on smartphones from the likes of Apple and Samsung.

Of course, Prime Day isn’t just about smartphones — and if you’re looking for a bigger screen, check out the best Prime Day tablet deals. Or if you want an even smaller screen to complement your smartphone, check out the best Prime Day smartwatch deals.

Today’s best Prime Day smartphone deals

  • Moto G Fast Unlocked, White
    $160, was $200
  • Blu Vivo XI+ (GSM & CDMA Unlocked)
    $200, was $250
  • Apple iPhone SE 256GB
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iPhone 12 and 5G: What today’s event means for your next Apple device

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Apple is set to introduce its first 5G phones in October. Don’t worry, there won’t be huge bezels on the sides of the screen like this older iPhone.


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This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters.

Apple’s latest tease: “Hi, Speed.” 5G speed, that is. The company is gearing up to introduce its iPhone 12 lineup on Tuesday, and the biggest new feature is likely to be something commonly found in Android smartphones; next-generation 5G cellular connectivity

The new version of wireless networks started rolling out across the globe last year and picked up speed in 2020. Virtually all new Android phones arriving in the US today offer 5G, and the country’s biggest carriers have been talking nonstop about the connectivity. Now that Apple is jumping into the fray with its 5G-enabled iPhone 12 models, the

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Everything we know about today’s virtual event

Today’s the day: The Apple Store is down, which means it’s just a few short hours until the Oct. 13 Apple livestream event, where the iPhone 12 is expected to be launched. The latest news, from leaker Kang, suggests Apple will release four phones in the iPhone 12 lineup, all with 5G support. The leak also touched on price and release date, among other details. We’ve summarized all the rumors and leaks below. Until today’s virtual Apple event (which you can watch live from home starting at 10 a.m. PT, 1 p.m. ET or 6 p.m. UK), all we can do is speculate.



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While we usually see new flagship iPhones in September, the COVID-19 outbreak has forced suppliers in China to shut down or operate on limited capacity. This affected not only Apple’s inventory in September,

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Everything to know before today’s live event

Today’s the day: The hours are ticking down to the Oct. 13 Apple livestream event, where the iPhone 12 is expected to be launched. The latest news, from leaker Kang, suggests Apple will release four phone sizes within the iPhone 12 lineup, all with 5G support. The leak also touched on price and release date, among other details. We’ve summarized all the rumors and leaks below. Until today’s virtual Apple event (which you can watch live from home starting at 10 a.m. PT, 1 p.m. ET or 6 p.m. BST), all we can do is speculate.



The current iPhone 11. Angela Lang/CNET


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The current iPhone 11. Angela Lang/CNET

While we usually see new flagship iPhones in September, the COVID-19 outbreak has forced suppliers in China to shut down or operate on limited capacity. This affected not only Apple’s inventory in September, but it may affect sales, too. Apple

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What Impact Is Technology Having On Today’s Workforce?

What is the impact of technology on labor and today’s workforce? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. 

Answer by Maëlle Gavet, Technology Executive, Entrepreneur, and Author, in her Session: 

Tech companies have generally fixated on increasing productivity and profits by automating work, and thus eliminating jobs. The gig economy is merely positive branding for the same impulse – to reduce the complexity and costs of managing real, live human employees. Fundamentally, in most cases (there are exceptions), it’s a way for companies to keep a lion’s share of the profits.

While the digital revolution has undeniably created new jobs, the jury is still out there when it

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Today’s Supreme Court Hearing On A $9 Billion Case Involving Oracle And Google Could Reshape The Software Industry

In a landmark moment in the history of the U.S. software industry, the Supreme Court held a hearing today on a long-running legal dispute that pits tech giants Oracle and Google against one another.

The case centers around whether or not a key foundation of today’s increasingly software-driven economy—blocks of code known as “application programming interfaces”, or APIs—is subject to copyright protection. Oracle claims Google infringed copyright when it used elements of the Oracle-owned Java programming language to build its Android operating system, which now powers billions of smartphones and other devices. Google denies the claim, which involves about 11,500 lines of code out of millions of new lines that it wrote to create Android. The two companies have been battling one another in the courts for over a decade, with Oracle demanding $9 billion in compensation.

The outcome of this epic

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Apple ‘Batterygate’: Today’s the last day for iPhone owners to claim $25

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If you have an older iPhone like an iPhone 6 or 6S you could be eligible for a settlement from a class-action lawsuit. 


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Still have your original iPhone SE or an iPhone 6, 6S, 7 or one of the Plus models? If you live in the US, you may be able to get up to $25 back from Apple as part of a class-action settlement. What is “batterygate?” In 2017 Apple revealed that it slows down iPhones as they age in order to preserve battery life. That news didn’t sit well with a lot of people, who were unaware that the company’s iOS software was doing this automatically. As a result, Apple apologized and made it easier to monitor battery health and, for a time, it also cut the prices for battery replacements. 

It still didn’t stop lawsuits, and the iPhone-maker agreed in March to pay up to

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Fast-forwarding quantum calculations skips past the time limits imposed by decoherence, which plagues today’s machines — ScienceDaily

A new algorithm that fast forwards simulations could bring greater use ability to current and near-term quantum computers, opening the way for applications to run past strict time limits that hamper many quantum calculations.

“Quantum computers have a limited time to perform calculations before their useful quantum nature, which we call coherence, breaks down,” said Andrew Sornborger of the Computer, Computational, and Statistical Sciences division at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and senior author on a paper announcing the research. “With a new algorithm we have developed and tested, we will be able to fast forward quantum simulations to solve problems that were previously out of reach.”

Computers built of quantum components, known as qubits, can potentially solve extremely difficult problems that exceed the capabilities of even the most powerful modern supercomputers. Applications include faster analysis of large data sets, drug development, and unraveling the mysteries of superconductivity, to name a

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Legendary tech investor Bill Gurley says today’s markets remind him of the dot-com bubble



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  • Legendary tech investor Bill Gurley told CNBC on Friday that the stock market reminds him of the late ’90s dot-com bubble. 
  • “There is certainly what I would call a highly speculative nature to the markets today, a willingness to take on risks, a willingness to get excited about projects that may be five or 10 years in the future,” the Benchmark partner said. 
  • Other investors like Stanley Druckenmiller have drawn similar conclusions about today’s technology stocks. 

Legendary venture capitalist Bill Gurley told CNBC on Friday that the stock market reminds him of the late-1990s tech trading environment that led to the dot-com bubble.

“There is certainly what I would call a highly speculative nature to the markets today, a willingness to take on risks, a willingness to get excited about projects that may be five or 10 years in the future, that we haven’t seen since the

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Google Pixel 5 phone launch: Watch today’s virtual event live

It’s been a busy month for virtual phone launches and now it’s Google’s turn. The company is today hosting its Sept. 30 Launch Night In. It already unveiled the Pixel 4A budget phone in August, confirming on the same day the existence of its next flagship, the Pixel 5, and the upcoming Pixel 4A 5G, both of which will have support for 5G. The invitation for Google’s September event confirmed that “new Pixel phones” would be among the products unveiled today, along with a new Chromecast and a new Nest-branded smart speaker.

Read more: Pixel 4A officially has the best camera for the money


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The Pixel 5, like Google’s previous flagship phones, has been poorly protected from leaks (or perhaps, as CNET’s Lynn La suspects, the leaks are part of an intentional strategy on Google’s part).

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