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The travel-friendly Sonos Roam is still on sale for a rare $37 off

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Welcome to the weekend! We’re kicking things off today with a rare deal on the superb Sonos Roam, which remains one of the best Bluetooth speakers we’ve ever tested. Regularly $179.99, you can currently buy it from Best Buy, B&H Photo, and Sonos for just $143.20, the speaker’s best price to date. That’s less than the typical cost of the cheaper Sonos Roam SL, which is essentially the same speaker but without the built-in microphone.

The pint-sized, portable speaker sounds great and comes equipped with a number of useful features, including support for Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Apple’s AirPlay 2. The Sonos speaker also integrates with the rest of the company’s ecosystem and comes with an IP67 dust and water resistance rating, which will come in handy when you’re lounging by the pool this summer. This rugged design also offers protection against drops — a plus if you intend to take the speaker out for a bike ride or anywhere it might encounter unwanted impacts. Admittedly, we do wish the battery life lasted longer than 10 hours, but one could argue that’s still plenty of time if you’re throwing a picnic at a park. Read our review.

Sonos Roam

The Sonos Roam is a truly portable Sonos speaker with a rugged design that’s built to withstand the elements. It also features wireless charging and supports AirPlay 2, Alexa, and Google Assistant.

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  • $143


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  • $143


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On the market for an excellent Chromebook? Today you can buy the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 with an Intel Core i3-10110U chip, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of eMMC storage from Amazon, Best Buy, and Samsung for $549 instead of $699. You can also save $150 on the budget-friendly model with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of eMMC storage, and an Intel Celeron 5205U processor, which is currently on sale for $399 at both Best Buy and Samsung but is better suited for simpler tasks than the Core i3 model.

While these are not all-time lows, they’re certainly some of the better prices we’ve seen on the midrange Chromebook. The affordable laptop alternative is stunning, namely due to the vibrant design of the “fiesta red” model, which is sure to stand out no matter where you are. We weren’t fans of its plasticky feel, sure, but we did like the gorgeous QLED display, which makes colors look vivid and contrast levels more intense. The battery lasts nearly 7.5 hours as well, which is acceptable and better than its predecessor. Read our review.

Whether you’re working from home or flying out of town for summer vacation, owning a capable pair of noise-canceling earbuds can help you tune out the world so you can focus — or just relax. Unfortunately, a quality pair of noise-canceling earbuds can be expensive, which makes today’s discount on Apple’s AirPods Pro all the more welcome.

Right now, you can pick up the AirPods Pro with a MagSafe charging case for $174.99 instead of $249 at Amazon, Target, and Walmart. While that’s not an all-time low, this is their second-best price of the year. In addition to offering excellent active noise cancellation, the earbuds sport great sound quality, water resistance, a comfortable fit, and pair well with other Apple devices. They also support Apple’s spatial audio feature, which can make music and select shows sound more immersive. Read our review.

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The Lenovo ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook seen from the front on a tile counter. The screen displays a white castle surrounded by trees with mountains in the background.

The Lenovo ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook looks good and works well, making it suitable for professionals and students alike.
Photo by Monica Chin / The Verge

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If the aforementioned Galaxy Chromebook 2 is outside your budget, you can still pick up Lenovo’s ThinkPad C13 Yoga for $249 instead of $599 when you apply promo code HOTDEALC13YOGA at checkout. The current discount — which is a part of Lenovo’s ongoing Father’s Day and graduation promotion — is available on the model with 4GB of memory, 32GB of eMMC storage, and an AMD Athlon Gold 3150C processor.

We consider the convertible to be the best premium Chromebook you can buy, one with a solid, sturdy build that makes it look similar to Windows ThinkPads. It even shares the same aluminum design and tiny webcam shutter, making this an excellent Chromebook for professionals and students alike. However, be aware this particular model isn’t as powerful as the one we reviewed, and is better suited for browsing and basic, everyday tasks. We also weren’t a fan of its 16:9 screen, and thought the six-hour battery was somewhat disappointing for the price. Read our review.

The ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook in tent mode. The screen displays a grid of Android apps.

Lenovo ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook

The Lenovo ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook is a convertible, premium Chromebook with a solid, sturdy build that targets adults and professionals. Right now, Lenovo is selling the model with an AMD Athlon Gold 3150C processor, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage for $249 instead of $599 when you apply promo code HOTDEALC13YOGA at checkout.

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Some more deals to start your weekend with

  • Need help finding a gift for Father’s Day? Amazon is currently discounting a few of its Echo devices, including the second-generation Echo Show 5. Right now, you can buy it for $49.99 instead of $84.99 at Amazon and Best Buy, which is $5 shy of its best price ever. The 5.5-inch smart speaker makes for a good alarm clock and, despite its size, manages to produce loud, robust sound. Read our review.
  • Speaking of good Father’s Day gifts, right now you can buy the Polaroid Go bundled with a double pack of film and an album for $139.99 from Polaroid, which is $10 less than if you were to buy each separately. The small instant camera takes tiny, vintage-style shots and is easy to use, but just note that it sometimes struggles to clearly capture photos in low light.
  • Sony’s recent Days of Play promotion is over, but you can still pick up Sony’s immersive DualSense Wireless Controller for the PlayStation 5 for $59.99 at Amazon and Best Buy, which is up to $15 cheaper than the controller’s typical list price, depending on the color.
  • If you’re in need of a streaming device, Google’s Chromecast with Google TV is on sale right now for $39.99 ($10 off) at Best Buy and Target, matching its best lowest to date. The excellent device supports 4K streaming, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos, but it really shines in the way it aggregates all of your content in a single place. Read our review.

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Arkansas Bill (2021) Establishing a Database for Tracking Women Seeking Abortion

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On February 9, 2021 in the House:

  • Notification that HB1195 is now Act 90

On February 5, 2021 in the House:

  • Correctly enrolled and ordered transmitted to the Governor’s Office.

On February 4, 2021 in the House:

  • TO BE ENROLLED
  • Returned From the Senate as passed.

On February 4, 2021 in the Senate:

  • Returned to the House as passed.
  • Read the third time and passed.

On February 3, 2021 in the Senate:

  • Returned by the Committee, with the recommendation that it Do Pass

On February 1, 2021 in the House:

  • Read the third time and passed and ordered transmitted to the Senate.

On February 1, 2021 in the Senate:

  • Received from the House.
  • Read first time, rules suspended, read second time, referred to PUBLIC HEALTH, WELFARE AND LABOR COMMITTEE – SENATE

On January 28, 2021 in the House:

  • Returned by the Committee Do Pass

On January 27, 2021 in the House:

  • REPORTED CORRECTLY ENGROSSED
  • Amendment No. 2 read and adopted and the bill ordered engrossed.
  • Placed on second reading for the purpose of amendment.

On January 26, 2021 in the House:

  • REPORTED CORRECTLY ENGROSSED
  • Amendment No. 1 read and adopted and the bill ordered engrossed.
  • Placed on second reading for the purpose of amendment.

On January 14, 2021 in the House:

  • Read the first time, rules suspended, read the second time and referred to the Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH, WELFARE AND LABOR COMMITTEE- HOUSE
  • Filed

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The most anticipated monitor of 2022 might be soon ready to launch

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Samsung’s unique Odyssey Ark gaming monitor might finally go on sale in the coming weeks. A report from the Korean publication ETNews (via SamMobile) suggests that the 55-inch curved monitor is set to become available sometime in August.

After having been announced and showcased at CES in January, the release of the Odyssey Ark has been highly anticipated. However, several specifications, including HDR support, brightness, and port configurations, remain unknown at this time.

Samsung ARK gaming monitor in the show floor.
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So far, we know for sure that the monitor features a 16:9 4K OLED display, which was showcased in a vertical stance but also supports pivot, tilt, and rotation modes. The aspect ratio can also be set to ultrawide 21:9 or ultrawide 49:9, depending on user preference.

SamMobile claims to have learned from Samsung at CES that the monitor will have a 1000R curve radius, a UHD resolution, an active refresh rate of 165Hz, a 1 millisecond response time, six surround sound speakers with Dolby Atmos support, and support for FreeSync and G-Sync technologies. The publication added that the specs are subject to change up until the Odyssey Ark is released.

Samsung ARK gaming monitor with its curved screen.
Jacob Roach / Digital Trends

The massive monitor is also using a QD-OLED panel instead of a traditional OLED panel, which has been a trend on gaming monitors experimenting with OLED throughout the year. We’ve seen other monitors, such as the Alienware 34, use Samsung’s QD-OLED panels, which helps keep the price of the peripheral lower. However, due to the sheer size of the Odyssey Ark, it is possible the monitor could have a steep price.

The price of the Odyssey Ark has not yet been revealed. However, some bloggers speculate that the monitor could sell for upwards of $2,500, using the 49-inch Odyssey Neo G9 as an example. The Odyssey Neo G9 is also a curved monitor, which sells for $1,800. The smaller still, 32-inch Odyssey Neo G8, was also showcased at CES and sells for $1,500.

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