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New Victrola turntable streams vinyl to Sonos speakers

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Victrola Stream Carbon turntable streams vinyl to Sonos speakers.
Victrola Stream Carbon is a marriage of old school and modern technology.
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Vinyl is alive and well, and the Victrola Stream Carbon is a high-end turntable designed for homes with Sonos speakers. The record player wirelessly connects, and is controllable through the Sonos app.

Carbon is the first in multiple new products coming in the Stream turntable line.

Today in Apple history: iPhone 6 sells record 10 million units at launch

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Buy one, get one free on the Apple iPhone 6s/6s Plus for AT&T.
Apple finally cracked the 10 million sales opening weekend benchmark.
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September 22: Today in Apple history: iPhone 6 sells record 10 million units at launch September 22, 2014: Apple notches a new sales record with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, selling an astonishing 10 million units in the first weekend the handsets go on sale.

The eagerly anticipated smartphones bring a redesigned form factor that will persist for years. The most obvious change? Larger 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays built to lure phablet fans. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus also boast an A8 chip, improved iSight and FaceTime cameras, and — significantly — Apple Pay.

“Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn’t be happier,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said at the time. “We would like to thank all of our customers for making this our best launch ever, shattering all previous sell-through records by a large margin.”

Courant Mag:2 is the most elegant iPhone stand yet

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Courant Mag:2 is the most elegant iPhone stand yet
The Courant Mag:2 is like a useful work of art for your desk.
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The new Courant Mag:2 stands out from the crowd of iPhone charging stands with an elegant, sweeping design. Place the handset on the elevated charging disk and it is ready for video calls while the battery is being replenished.

And a separate charging mat powers up an AirPods charging case.

Get three months of Xbox Live Gold for just $20

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Get free games with this special Xbox Live Gold deal, less than $20 today.
Unlock the full potential of your Xbox with an Xbox Live Gold subscription, less than $20 today.
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There’s no better time than fall and winter to cozy up indoors with a great new game … or three. For Xbox gamers, the ultimate way to do that is with Xbox Live Gold. For a limited time, you can purchase three months of Xbox Live Gold for only $19.99 (regularly $24.99)

Apple could soon make a lot more iPhones in India

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Apple really wants to diversify its production line outside China.
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J.P. Morgan analysts believe Apple could move 25% of iPhone production to India by 2025. The Cupertino giant has already moved a part of iPhone, iPad, and MacBook production outside China in recent years.

Apple is diversifying its supply chain and wants to reduce its reliance on China as a production hub.

Step up your iPhone camera game with these attachable lenses [Review] ★★★★☆

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An iPhone with a Moment Case, Anamorphic Lens, and Filmmaker Cage with a microphone and LED light attached.★★★★☆
An iPhone with a Moment Case, Anamorphic lens, and Filmmaker Cage with a microphone and LED light attached.
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Is it worth buying a full-size camera these days? The reasons to do so grow smaller and smaller as smartphone cameras get better and better. It’s getting to the point where you have to spend a thousand dollars or more for a full-frame camera to take noticeably better pictures than your iPhone.

Even then, a dedicated camera still won’t automatically sync your pictures to iCloud and might not tag your pictures with location data. And then you have to buy lenses — and full-size camera lenses are expensive.

What if, instead of buying a different camera, you could add lenses and accessories for your iPhone that fill in the missing gaps? You could get the same versatility with the same convenience.

Get a new-to-you MacBook Air for just $250 during our Refurbished Event

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Pick up a refurbished MacBook Air for less than you'd pay for AirPods Pro and a coffee.
Pick up a refurb MacBook Air for less than you'd pay for AirPods Pro and a coffee.
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When discussing Apple products, the focus typically tends to be on the future. Talk of upcoming Apple products can be particularly engaging, but the company’s past innovations still warrant appreciation — and many are still quite useful.

That’s especially the case if you’re looking to join the Apple ecosystem on a budget. During our Refurbished Event, you can purchase a 13.3-inch MacBook Air from 2015 for only $250.

Make your furry friend findable with an AirTag cat collar [Review] ★★★★

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Nine Twenty Eight Leather Apple AirTag Cat Collar review★★★★
It's much easier to locate a missing cat if she's wearing a cat collar with an AirTag.
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The Leather Apple AirTag Cat Collar from Nine Twenty Eight gives you some peace of mind that you’ll be able to find your pet if she ever sneaks outside your home. And it’s well-made and looks good, whatever color you choose.

I tried the tracking collar on my own fuzzy friend. Here’s what it’s like in real-world use.

Believe it or not, Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond are coming to FIFA 23

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Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond are coming to 'FIFA 23'
Ted Lasso's relentless optimism has taken him to a brand new venue.
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Ted Lasso‘s AFC Richmond will be fully integrated into Electronic Arts’ FIFA 23 when it kicks off later in September. Lasso, Coach Beard and the biggest stars of the hit Apple TV+ show have all been digitized.

Mac, iPad and iPhone users will be able to play the upcoming sports title though Google Stadia cloud-gaming service.

AirPods Max’s big $120 discount is music to our ears

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Max Stand holds and charges AirPods Pro.
While pricey, you can't go wrong with the AirPods Max in the sound quality department.
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Fancy buying AirPods Max but finding them too expensive? Amazon’s latest deal knocks $120 off Apple’s premium noise-canceling headphones.

After the discount, you can get AirPods Max for just $429 instead of paying the list price of $549.

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