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Save a massive $1,200 on the Jackery Solar Generator 3000 PRO in the Amazon Spring Sale

Jackery Solar Generator 3000 PRO JackeryWhat's the deal?The Amazon Spring Sale. Now you can pick up a power station capable of 3000W of output, perfect for RVs, travel trailers, or home emergencies, but you also get two 200W solar panels to keep the unit topped up. Why this deal is ZDNET-recommendedCompared to many power stations, this is quite a streamlined unit. On the front is a compact display, a few buttons, and a handful of outlets. To help with moving the power station, there are comfortable handles on the

I found the Goldilocks of portable power stations, and you can get $90 off in the Amazon Spring Sale

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes/ZDNETWhat's the Amazon Spring Sale deal?The EcoFlow River 2 Max is 15% off on Amazon. This amounts to a savings of $90 for a total price of $379. Why this deal is ZDNET-recommendedI love power stations. They're the off-grid adventurer's answer to the power bank. They're a huge box of batteries that can be used to charge USB devices and run gadgets that need AC power.But power stations can be big, weighty things. That's fine if you have a vehicle to haul your gear to your destination, but if…

I tested one of the cheapest portable power stations and it made road-tripping a breeze – and it’s $250 off on Amazon

Bluetti AC70 power station. Adrian Kingsley-Hughes/ZDNETZDNET's key takeawaysBluetti AC70 is portable power station that won't break the bank or your back.A powerful unit, capable of 1,000W output for regular loads, increasing to 2,000W for resistive loads, such as heaters and hair dryers.You'll need to companion app to access more advanced features.What's the deal? The Bluetti AC70 is on sale for $250 off right now during Amazon's Big Spring Sale, a portable power station that won't break the bank or your back. The

DOJ lawsuit says failure of Amazon Fire Phone, end of Windows Phone, and HTC’s demise all Apple’s fault

Do you miss the tiles of the Windows Phone or the curves of HTC’s mobile range? The Department of Justice claims you have Apple to thank for their disappearance. Just this week, the DOJ announced it would be suing Apple for operating with an illegal monopoly. In the court documents, when trying to substantiate the damage done by Apple’s market practices, it claims “many prominent, well-financed companies have tried and failed to successfully enter the relevant markets because of these entry barriers.” When looking at the…

Politicians Who Voted to Ban TikTok May Own as Much as $126 Million in Tech Stocks

Financial disclosures show that members of Congress who voted for the so-called “TikTok ban” last week may own between $29 million and $126 million worth of stock in competing tech companies, according to data from Quiver Quantitative, a company that tracks congressional investments. Among the 352 members of the House of Representatives who voted “yes” on the bill, 44 reported they own shares of companies including Amazon, Google, Meta, Microsoft, and Snap—all corporations that could stand to benefit if TikTok is forced…

Apple Gets Sued by the US DOJ; Accused of Illegal Monopoly in Smartphone Market

The US Department of Justice and 15 states on Thursday sued Apple as the government cracks down on Big Tech, alleging the iPhone maker monopolized the smartphone market, hurt smaller rivals and drove up prices.Apple joins competitors sued by regulators, including Alphabet's Google, Meta Platforms and across the administrations of both former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden."Consumers should not have to pay higher prices because companies violate the antitrust laws," Attorney General Merrick…

Wendy’s Drones Begin Airdropping Biggie Bags on Virginia

Wendy’s is starting a new drone delivery program in Christiansburg, Virginia on Thursday, where residents will be able to choose airflight as an option on DoorDash. Autonomous drones from Wing will fly 65 mph while holding Bacanotors, Frosties, and other items before gently dropping them onto the front lawn of a customer. The Fujifilm X100VI is the Most Fun I’ve Had With a Camera in YearsThe roughly 21,000 residents of Christiansburg will be the first town in America to have Wendy’s flown to their doorstep. A DoorDash…

The Dark Side Is Strong With Star Wars’ New May 4 Merch

A small sample of new Star Wars merch. Image: LucasfilmThree things you can count on in this world are death, taxes, and new Star Wars merchandise. Just days after a huge dump of new figures for the upcoming show The Acolyte, it’s now time for a “March to May the 4th.” Basically, that means a reveal of new May the Fourth merchandise in March. (Also March is a word in “Imperial March”—because, you know, synergy.)Nevertheless, this merch runs the gamut, from a limited edition Darth Maul lightsaber timed to the 25th

Relying on AI to Identify Mushrooms Can Produce Deadly Results

If frolicking in the woods foraging for wild mushrooms is on your bucket list, by all means, go forth. But when the time comes to determine whether you can eat the mushrooms you picked, please don’t rely on AI.The Fujifilm X100VI is the Most Fun I’ve Had With a Camera in YearsA new in-depth report from Public Citizen, a nonprofit consumer advocacy group, warns novice mushroomers against using AI identification tools to determine whether their bounty is edible, pointing out that identifying mushrooms is a “high-risk…