Save big on computer desks with these Amazon discounts

Let’s face it: You may still be working from home well into 2021. But you can still improve your at-home workstation for the new year with the help of a new desk. Today on Amazon, you can get one on sale with discounts on Halter desks, with pricing ranging from 20 to 40 percent off. You can choose from a variety of desk styles and types, so no matter what your dream setup looks like, you can find a desk to suit your needs. 

On the lowest end price-wise, you can grab a 39-inch folding writing desk for $55.19, down from a $69 list price. Promising easy assembly and a compact, minimalist design, you can set it up in even small home office spaces. If you’re looking for something a bit more feature-rich, you can grab an adjustable sit-or-stand desk converter for $120, down from a list price of $200.

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Report: Amazon Pushing to Develop an In-House Quantum Computer

As a company built and maintained on a deep foundation of technology, Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) is always looking to hone its competitive edge. Its latest attempt in this regard is, apparently, the development of proprietary quantum computing.

According to a report from Bloomberg published on Tuesday, internal job postings the media company had gained access to and information on LinkedIn strongly suggest that Amazon aims to build a quantum computer. The company is seeking to hire experts for a quantum hardware team, which will be housed inside its Amazon Web Services Center, said the report.

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Additionally, the LinkedIn page of a current company employee named Marc Runyan describes him as “Quantum Research Scientist at the Amazon Center for Quantum Computing.”

Today’s standard computers store information in binary form as either 0s or 1s, in units called bits. Quantum computers instead are based on so-called qubits, which can be

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BlackBerry spikes record 65% after finalizing deal with Amazon for automotive data software

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  • BlackBerry surged as much as 65% on Tuesday after the company inked a multi-year deal with Amazon to develop and market its “Intelligent Vehicle Data Platform.”
  • The cloud software, called IVY, allows automakers to read vehicle sensor data and improve systems and performance, according to a press release.
  • The stock’s leap is its biggest one-day gain on record and placed shares at their highest level since April 2019.
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BlackBerry rocketed as much as 61% higher on Tuesday after inking a multi-year deal with Amazon to develop and market BlackBerry’s “Intelligent Vehicle Data Platform”.

The platform, named IVY, includes cloud-connected software that allows automakers to read vehicle sensor data and “create actionable insights from

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BlackBerry And Amazon Team Up On Vehicle Data And Software Platform



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BlackBerry And Amazon Team Up On Vehicle Data And Software Platform

Canadian technology specialist BlackBerry and e-commerce titan Amazon have developed a cloud-based software platform designed to help automakers and suppliers standardize vehicle data and speed deployment of new revenue-generating features and services, the companies said on Tuesday. BlackBerry and Amazon Web Services (AWS) said the new intelligent vehicle data platform, called IVY, will compress the time to build, deploy and monetize in-vehicle applications and connected services across multiple brands and models, making it easier for automakers to collaborate with a wider pool of developers to accelerate development of apps and services. Carmakers have been reluctant so far to share with outside technology providers much of the data generated by their vehicles. IVY is designed to complement and run simultaneously with new digital vehicle architectures developed by Volkswagen, General Motors and others. The platform is built

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Puritix Announces 2020 Cyber Monday Amazon & Website Sale on New HEPA Air Purifiers

Cyber Monday is the biggest e-commerce sales day of the year in the US. Puritix is giving consumers what they are looking for by offering these deals early. Check Puritix’ website and on Amazon for all products and deals.

Puritix is a brand-new company that just launched its new line of air purifiers. Puritix is launching deals on all inventory in celebration of the new launch and the holiday season. Puritix Air Purifiers are built to give consumers cleaner air. Puritix Air Purifiers utilize HEPA air filters to clean everything from smoke, dander, allergens, dust, and more from the air. With fires raging across the US and allergy season around the corner, clean air is more important than ever. Air Purifiers can be used in the office and home to help customers breathe cleaner. A path to cleaner air can begin for as little as $79.99 this weekend.

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Black Friday 2020: 7 best handy gadgets on sale at Amazon

Who can deny the allure of a new gadget to play with, especially one purchased at a steeply discounted price? 

Amazon has always understood the shiny appeal of these object and prices them to move once the holiday sales hit. Below you’ll find a smattering of selections from a fun robot vacuum that cleans your floor to a dog-pleasing treat tosser that keeps your pups entertained while you’re out for the day. 

Keep scrolling to see which fun and handy electronic gadget you should pick up today that can streamline your life on the cheap. 

You can trust our independent reviews. We may earn a commission from some of the retailers, but we never allow this to influence selections, which are formed from real-world testing, expert advice and our own research. This revenue helps to fund journalism across The Independent.

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Amazon Web Services outage takes down part of internet

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The outage is affecting Amazon Web Services, which provides internet infrastructure to many websites and apps including Amazon’s Ring doorbell, video game League of Legends and Sirius XM satellite radio.

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Before noon on the East Coast, Amazon said a programming interface for its Kinesis Data Streams product was “severely impaired,” according to the Amazon Web Services website. 

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Amazon said it was “continuing to work toward

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Amazon Web Services outage hits internet and app functions



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Amazon Web Services outage hits internet and app functions

A multi-hour glitch in Amazon Web Services (AWS) is affecting several websites and apps that depend on the service.

At 5.25 PM ET on Wednesday (3.55 AM IST Thursday) Amazon said recovery might “still be a few hours away”.

“We continue to work towards recovery of the issue affecting the Kinesis Data Streams API in the US-EAST-1 Region. We also continue to see an improvement in error rates for Kinesis and several affected services, but expect full recovery to still take up to a few hours,” a statement on the AWS Service Health Dashboard read.

Later, at 7.42 PM ET (6.12 AM IST) it said there were “steady signs of recovery.”

Amazon told The Verge that while the outage is only affecting one of its 23 geographic AWS regions, it has affected “a large number of internet services.”

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Massive Amazon Web Services outages hits companies across internet

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud-computing platform that’s the digital backbone to numerous different businesses, has suffered a major outage .



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The problems on Wednesday affected numerous firms including the streaming platform Roku, creative software manufacturer Adobe, and high-profile news outlets including the Wall Street Journal.

Amazon-affiliated businesses were not spared either. Users of Ring, the Amazon-owned smart home security camera company, couldn’t log in and watch video at points, while the outage also hit The Washington Post, which Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos owns privately.

“We are actively working toward full recovery for all affected services, and will continue to provide updates regularly as we have new information to share,” Amazon wrote on the update page for the AWS incident, which appears to be linked to a series of Amazon facilities in northern Virginia.

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Amazon Web Services Outage Disrupts Internet

Amazon.com  (AMZN) – Get Report cloud-computing division on Wednesday suffered an outage that reportedly affected several customers, including Roku  (ROKU) – Get Report and Adobe  (ADBE) – Get Report.

Amazon Web Services’ status page says that its Kinesis data streaming service was “currently impaired” in the company’s U.S. East 1 region. 

The outage was also making it harder to post updates to a closely watched status page, the company said.

Amazon didn’t give a reason for the outage.

Adobe Spark said on Twitter that the outage “is currently impacting Adobe Spark so you may be having issues accessing/editing your projects. We are actively working with AWS and will report when the issue has subsided….We apologize for any inconvenience!”

“We are working to resolve this quickly,” Roku Support said on Twitter. “We are impacted by the widespread AWS outage and hope to get our

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