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Fun Fact: Dish lets you skip commercials on primetime shows

Man watching NFL on Dish.
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Watching TV and then getting slammed with a commercial has to be one of the most immersion-breaking, frustrating, sad moments in all of our leisure hours. And it is often the worst during programming that comes on during primetime hours. The programming that just so happens to be what we actually want to watch. But there are ways to get around it, such as via Dish’s AutoHop feature, which takes programming from your DVR and filters out the ads automatically. In this way, you can keep watching your favorite shows without that frustrating pause forced upon you in between every scene change. It’s just one of the features that makes a broadcaster like Dish compete well against the best TV antennas for local stations. Tap the button below to learn more about Dish or keep reading to see every part of the AutoHop feature explained.

What is Dish AutoHop?

AutoHop is an incredibly easy to use feature that comes part of the Dish Hopper 3 experience. Your Dish hopper comes with the ability to record and save up to 2,000 hours of DVR programming for you to watch at any time. There’s a further feature called PrimeTime Anytime that allows you to record up to three hours of primetime programming on ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC each night. At some point starting in the wee hours of the following morning, select primetime programs from these networks will start to work with the AutoHop feature, giving you a full week to watch them.

When you watch these programs, you’ll eventually arrive at a point where a commercial break would have occurred. From here, you’ll be given the option to engage AutoHop for that program. With this option turned on, further commercials will be removed from the program for you, requiring no further action. You won’t need to press any buttons to skip forward or do any further confirmations.

To get access to this feature, you will need to be a Dish member. Check out the packages they have available, which include 100s of channels and 1,000s of on demand titles at your fingertips, by tapping the button below.

This mini PC, and I do mean mini, has a Ryzen 7000 tucked inside for $200 off
Geekom A7 Mini PC with AMD Ryzen 7 for gaming showcased.

Computing, or small computing, has come a long way in recent years. Thanks to renewed interest in more manageable desktop sizes, even for PC gaming, we've seen a boon in the small PC world, namely with small form factor PCs (SFFPCs). For good reason, people are more interested in systems that take up less space, are more efficient, especially with energy usage, and can be placed in new areas, like their living rooms. There is now a whole category of small and mini PCs, and although they are bite-sized, they still pack a punch. Take Geekom's A7 Mini PC, which has an AMD Ryzen 7000 series tucked inside. That's no slouch on its own, but it also has 64GB of DDR5 RAM, WiFi 6E, and AMD Radeon graphics that supports up to four displays. All of that is packed inside an ultra-slim, space-saving case about the size of a book. Incredible. The top-tier model is currently $200 off, down to $649 instead of $849, when you use code digitaltrendsa7 at checkout. That code is valid in the US and the UK.

 
Why you should buy the Geekom A7 Mini PC

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Heard of Google Workspace? Here’s why it’s the ideal toolbox for your business
Woman working collaboratively with Google Workspace

Managing a small business takes extensive organizational skills as you try to work with what you have available, which may be constrictive and limited, especially compared to some of your bigger, more notable competition. You couldn't ever hope to keep up with big business, right? That may have been the case at one time, but the market is now rich with tools and solutions that can help you compete on the big stage.

Enter stage left, Google Workspace, a universal suite of productivity tools you probably already know about but may not be using yet. It allows you to organize, communicate, and collaborate smarter and more efficiently than ever through a collection of work-related applications. Email, a calendar and scheduling, document and file storage, productivity and organizational tools like spreadsheets are all here under one roof and accessible from virtually anywhere. The goal is to streamline how you work and deliver a holistic and scalable solution that's ready to grow with you and your business. Let's take a closer look at why you should consider Google Workspace, including how you can get premium access to the suite to try it for 14 days today for free.

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These Razer Blade discounts for Amazon Gaming Week are rogue-like
Razer Blade 15 lifestyle image on desk

Ahead of Amazon Gaming Week in May, Razer is offering some incredible deals on its Blade series of gaming laptops. Amazon's Gaming Week celebration, if you're not familiar with it, is filled with deals and promotions for all types of gamers, from the avid streamer and competitive PC gamer to console aficionados and beyond. Razer's deals, specifically, are some of the best for PC gamers looking to upgrade their gaming setups for the latest titles. Take , for instance, that drops the price by $700 to $2,300. It has a 15-inch QHD+ 240Hz display, an Intel Core i7 13800H processor, 32GB of DDR5 RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070, and a 2TB solid-state drive. That's plenty of power packed inside to play the latest games on high or above with stable framerates, plenty of storage to download and install a few big titles, and a price that won't empty your bank account. I highly recommend browsing to see what deals Razer has available, you won't regret it.

 
What else is discounted for Razer's Gaming Week sale
Okay, so I know it's technically Amazon Gaming Week, but these Razer deals are firmly in the category of "best in class" for discounts on PC gaming laptops, so I'm giving them a call out. You can expect to save anywhere from $400 to $700 on these powerful laptops in the Razer Blade series, from the Blade 14 to the Blade 18. Also, they all feature the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs, offering a ton of power to play the latest titles like Helldivers 2, Baldur's Gate 3, Dragon's Dogma 2, and more.

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