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Karen Tumbokon

Karen Tumbokon


Karen is a technology, music and entertainment writer. Originally from New Jersey, Karen began her writing career in music, covering NYC and NJ punk rock and heavy metal bands. As an East Coast transplant in the Bay Area, Karen discovered her passion writing about consumer technology, apps and startups. She spends her spare time baking cupcakes and binge-watching House of Cards and Scandal.

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Nintendo’s Poké Ball Plus goes on sale ahead of Amazon Prime Day 2019

Amazon Prime Day is happening on July 15 and 16, offering amazing deals in electronics, household items, clothing, and video games. To get gamers excited for Prime Day, Amazon reduced the price of Nintendo’s Poké Ball Plus, which lets you capture helps you capture Pokémon in a few different games

Dell cuts prices on XPS 15 laptops ahead of Amazon Prime Day deals

We recently covered Dell’s Inspiron and Alienware gaming laptop deals, but now the tech company has dropped a discount on the XPS 15. Normally costing around $1,460, the XPS 15 costs $1,299, saving you a whopping $160. Amazon Prime Day is still a few days away, but laptop discounts are here.
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Dell Inspiron 3780 laptop is now on sale for less than $800

To compete against other online retailers, Dell is running a great deal on the 17.3-inch Inspiron 3780 laptop, originally priced at $760, but now on sale for $630, saving you $130. Here's everything that you need to know about this impressive device.
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Amazon deal on renewed Garmin Fenix 3 HR sports smartwatch saves you up to $250

If you’re looking for a training partner to help you get in shape this summer, you may want to head on over to Amazon. The online retailer is offering a renewed Garmin Fenix 2 and Fenix 3 GPS sports smartwatch for just $145 and
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Walmart offers the Oculus Go virtual reality headset with a $30 gift card

If you're looking to step in to the virtual realm, Walmart is running a great deal on the Oculus Go VR headset. Whether you buy 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, you'll get a $30 gift card with your purchase. The Oculus Go is a great entry-level VR headset, and gives you content from over 1,000 apps.
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Amazon lowers the price on the Smart Light Switch by TP-Link

Amazon has lowered the price on the Kasa Smart Light Switch by TP-Link. Here's everything you need to know about the smart home product.
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Newegg Father’s Day deals: Refurbished Samsung Galaxy S9 and S10s get price cuts

Father's Day is right around the corner, so it's time to start thinking of the best gift to get Dad. Online retailer Newegg is having a great deal on a refurbished Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S10 by Samsung.
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Walmart whips up great deals on NutriBullet and Ninja personal smoothie blenders

NutriBullet and Ninja have been known to make some of the best blenders on the market for whipping up smoothies and otherwise prepping and puréeing.  To help you out, we’ve rounded up a list of some of the top NutriBullet and Ninja blenders available at Walmart, and on sale, too.
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Looking to reduce pet shedding? This Dyson Ball vacuum gets a $100 price cut

Walmart and Amazon are having a great sale on Dyson's Ball Animal 2 vacuum. The powerful pet vacuum that specializes in removing pet hair is currently $100 off.
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Amazon drops deep discount on multifunctional Brother wireless laser printer

Are you looking for a compact all-in-one wireless laser printer? Amazon has slashed the DCP-L2550DW wireless laser printer by the Brother Company by 20%. Whether you print a lot or have just the occasional print job, the DCP-L2550DW printer is fast, reliable, and gets the job done.
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Kick off summer 2019 with these Fujifilm Instax instant camera bundle deals

Looking for an instant film camera but not sure where to start? These upgraded instant mini cameras will inspire you to use an instant camera to take selfies. We've rounded up a list of some of the best instant cameras on Amazon by Fujifilm.
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Amazon drops prices on Logitech, Razer, and SteelSeries gaming mouses

Amazon is having a great sale on some of the best gaming mouses on the market. We've compared the best gaming mouses from Razer, Logitech, and SteelSeries.See which gaming mouse you should buy.
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Walmart drops the price on this 24-inch Dell gaming monitor by $149

Walmart is currently have a big sale on the Dell S2419HGF 24-inch gaming monitor. Here's everything you need to know about the gaming monitor and features.
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Walmart cuts the price on this 3-in-1 Canon wireless laser printer

Have you been thinking about replacing your old inkjet printer? Canon's ImageCLASS MF232w laser printer is on sale through for half of the price, saving you more than $100.
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Triller is more than a music video app — it’s now a social network too

Now you can star in your own music videos with the Triller app. All you have to do is lip sync your heart out, and the app will do the rest.
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Feeling adventurous? Bar Roulette wants to take you to a random bar

Bar Roulette wants to bring out your adventurous side and introduce you to new bars.
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15 tech products that will make becoming new parents a little easier

From baby monitors and steamers to sterilizers, we’ve compiled a list of the best baby products every new parent should buy.
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Stories you missed this week: An Apple Music festival, bizarre bike pedals, and more

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What’s your favorite emoji? SwiftKey’s ‘United States of Emoji’ map reveals our habits

Swiftkey knows the most popular emojis in each state of the U.S. You can check out SwiftKey's interactive map of emoji use here.
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Stories you missed this week: Tinder dumps its CEO, Samsung’s dueling Galaxies

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This app breaks down confusing medical data to help improve your heart health

Manage and take control of your heart health using the Hello Heart app for iOS and Android.
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Khloe Kardashian cleans up group messaging with an app that polls your friends

Begroupd is a new messaging app backed by Khloe Kardashian that simplifies making plans and polling your friends.
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10 tech stories you missed this week: Lexus hoverboard unveiled, Jon Stewart signs off

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MyTape for iOS lets you capture and share your favorite moments

MyTape is a new social video app for iOS that lets you shoot awesome videos, follow people, and watch what’s happening around you.

TinderNightmares Instagram account features the worst Tinder pickup lines

While no one likes rejection, some men on dating sites like Tinder don’t know how to deal with women turning them down.
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The tech giant officially removed its standalone retail site along with the URL and has integrated the shopping experience into
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Microsoft’s so-called ‘girlfriend’ chatbot woos Chinese users: 5 things to know

Microsoft’s ‘girlfriend app’ Xiaoice is a huge sensation in China. People chat with Xiaoice when they have a broken heart, lose a job, or feel depressed.
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Update: Dr. Dre will drop new album, Compton: A Soundtrack, on August 7

Dr. Dre is getting ready to release his first new album in over 14 years on August 7, with new music inspired by his N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton.
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10 tech stories you missed this week: Windows 10 and two cheap, awesome phones

There's a lot of tech news out there, but here are the top 10 stories of the week, including Motorola's new phones, Game of Thrones news, and more.
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Take on gods as Lara Croft and Kratos in August’s PlayStation Plus free games

Sony has announced the free games PlayStation Plus members will receive during the month of August.
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This guy quit his high-paying job to Periscope full-time

In June, Jacques gained the courage to quit his high-paying job so he could Periscope full-time.
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This live-streaming app could save your life in a dangerous situation

The Witness app acts like a panic button in high-risk situations. You can send a call, text, or email to your emergency contacts when you feel threatened.
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Want to argue about politics and religion? Take it to this new social network

While there are plenty of social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter that connect people, they all have one thing in common: shying away from discussing what’s important: politics, religion, and social news.
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Sick of Taylor Swift? ‘Discover the undiscovered’ with ReverbNation’s EchoMusic

Sick of hearing the same songs over and over again? ReverbNation's EchoMusic app introduces you to new artists.