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Philips is expanding its Hue family of connected lighting products with the new Lightstrip Plus. This two meter parade of LEDs can produce millions of colors, which is nothing new for Hue products, but it also glows in different shades of white light — a huge feature its predecessor lacked. Philips also made it possible for you to extend these lightstrips to a length of up to 10-meters. Continue on for more launch details and a promo video: expand full story

Philips is the latest to throw its hat into the multi-room audio speaker system competition. Instead of loading up on features and raising the MSRP, these new options look to slide in at a lower price point. Philips is putting the focus on a simple one button approach to getting the music started. Head below to learn more about the new Izzy BM58 speaker.

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It’s that time again, and Apple has now selected the new Free App of the Week: Flick Kick Football. It would usually run you $2, but you can now grab it for iPhone and iPad for free. This additicive, swip-to-shoot soccer title has a 4.5 star rating from 45,392 reviews.

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Bang and Olufsen is at it again – today releasing a new wireless speaker at IFA 2015 in Berlin. The BeoPlay A6 brings a modern design with a unique capacitive touch control system for adjusting playback and volume. In typical B&O fashion, this new speaker is unlike most traditional options on the market with its luxurious visuals and high-end audio components.

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Best Buy is throwing a 4-day Memorial Day sale that includes deep discounts on iPads, Macs, HDTVs, and various other gadgets. This sale doesn’t officially kick off until tomorrow, but My Best Buy Members can access all of the deals right now. Anyone who’s not a member can create an account for free to take advantage of this sale a day early. You must be logged in to see the sale and special prices during the Early Access period.

The most dramatic and noteworthy deals have been handed out to more than a dozen MacBook and iMac computers. All eligible models have been discounted by $150Here are our top Mac deals:

Select iPad mini 3 models are $100 off with prices starting at just $299.99 shipped for the 16GB Wi-Fi model.

Add some extra storage to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod with the SanDisk iXpand 32GB USB 2.0/Lightning Flash Drive. It’s on sale for $49.99 with free shipping (Reg. $80). expand full story

Update (9/3 3:00pm): Unlock your door using Siri! Pre-order the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt with Apple HomeKit compatibility for $229 and receive a free $50 Amazon Gift Card. You must add the gift card to your shopping cart using the button on the main product page. Anticipated release date is November 1, 2015.

Best Buy offers the Neato Botvac D75 Bagless Robotic Vacuum for $359.99. Applying coupon code rmnsave20off drops the final price to $319.99 shipped. That’s good for about $80 off the regular price/Amazon and the first real discount that we’ve seen on this model.

Described as Neato’s quietest offering to date, the D75 features fully automated whole home robotic cleaning. It can handle carpet, hardwood floors and tile while picking up animal hair plus other allergens in the air. Proprietary “SpinFlow” technology picks up large amount of dirt and hair. The D75 can be set to automatically clean each day, whether you are home or not. Early reviews from Amazon customers are very positive.

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Today only, Woot is offering the T-fal FR8000 Oil Filtration Stainless Steel Immersion Deep Fryer for $89.99 plus $5 flat rate shipping. That’s around $40+ below the regular price, $10+ under Amazon/the average selling price and matching the best we have posted.

This model has a 2.65 pound capacity, a 3.5-liter oil capacity, an adjustable thermostat, auto-oil filtration/draining, and is dishwasher safe. It ships with a one-year warranty from T-fal, is now the best selling deep fryer on Amazon, and has a 4.5/5 star rating from over 330 customers.

Before you head below for the rest of today’s best home deals, Amazon is offering the Alaska Bear TSA Accepted Luggage Lock for $9.99. But code TSALOCKK will drop your total to just $4.99 with free shipping for Prime members or on orders over $35 This best selling travel lock has a 4.9/5 star rating from over 110 customers.

Head below for deals on bathroom scales, Dyson vac, cookers, DEWALT tools and more: expand full story

Ever since the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer hit during Thanksgiving weekend last year, there has been one character that has stood out amongst the rest. Everyone fell in love the BB-8 droid and now it’s coming to your living room with smartphone-connected controls.  expand full story

JBL’s most playful Bluetooth speaker is getting upgraded today. The JBL Pulse caught everyone’s attention a few years back when it arrived complete with a full-on LED lightshow. Now, Harman is announcing the JBL Pulse 2 today that looks to be even more fun. expand full story

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In today’s best game/app deals, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars has dropped down to $4.99 on the Mac App Store. That’s $15 under its usual $20 listing, and the best price we can find. It goes for $20 on Amazon and Steam as well.

With over 20 story-based missions and 40 bonus levels spanning the entire Clone Wars era, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars will allow fans to explore endlessly and laugh their way through the Star Wars galaxy

Also available on the Mac App Store today is Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Ultimate Edition for $4.99 (Reg. $20). Also the best price we can find, you can learn all about the upcoming Deus Ex Mankind Divided Special editions here.

For all you amiibo fans out there, while Best Buy is still offering any two select amiibo figures for $20, Amazon has a few that haven’t been in-stock for a while including Inkling Boy, Inkling Girl and Charizard.

In case you missed it recently, be sure to check out the New 3DS/Zelda handheldTransistor for iOS got its first price drop today and EA has now announced the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront beta.

Down below you’ll find today’s best iOS/Mac deals including Goat Simulator GoatZ, Knights of Pen & Paper 2, Knights of Pen & Paper, Tower Madness 2 and more:

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In this morning’s Daily Deals, we have from A4C the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Gear Android Smart Watch for $54.95 shipped. That’s $245 off the original list price, $184 less than Amazon for a new one and the lowest we can find. It’s compatible with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and other Galaxy smartphones and features a 800MHz processor, 1.6-inch 320×320 AMOLED display, 4GB internal storage, 1.9-megapixel camera, and Bluetooth 4.0. Over 1,000 Amazon shoppers gave it 4/5 stars.

More new deals for today:

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50% Off Men’s & Women’s VF NFL Apparel: T-shirts from $13 Prime shipped | Amazon

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Walmart is offering Apple’s iPad Air 16GB Wi-Fi + Cellular (AT&T or Verizon) for $299.99 with free shipping. As a pricing comparison, Apple is currently charging $529 for it new and $439 for it in refurbished condition. Today’s deal is one of the best iPad Air deals we’ve ever seen. Both models are available in Silver or Space Gray.

This iPad features a 9.7-inch 2048 x 1536 Retina display, 64-bit A7 chip with M7 motion coprocessor, Bluetooth 4.0, 5MP iSight Camera, and 1.2MP FaceTime HD Camera. expand full story

1Password is arguably one of the best password management system around, and certainly one of our favorite. Today, it is on sale at the Mac App Store for $34.99. At regular $50, this is matching the best price we have seen on the Mac App Store and within $7 of a limited promo code deal from over 3 months ago. We haven’t seen it go for less on the Mac App Store in over a year.

However, those with access to a .edu email address can get the Mac app for even less. Over on the official AgileBits shop, 1Password for Mac is just $27.99 using a .edu email address during checkout. That’s matching our previous limited promo price and the best we have seen in over a year. Student and faculty members are eligible for the discounted rate and should checkout using a .edu email. If you don’t have a .edu email, you can checkout with your regular email but you should have an active student/faculty ID available in case you’re contacted by AgileBits

Keep in mind, you will get updates faster purchasing the app directly from Agile, but there is no iCloud syncing like the Mac App Store version. Agile’s purchase does support Dropbox for cross-platforming syncing though (Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone).

The App Store Best of 2014 winner keeps your accounts safe by storing/creating complicated passwords and logs you in with a single click: expand full story

Yesterday

While Polaroid has a number of unique camera products on the market like the recently released Wi-Fi connected Polaroid Cube+, it has always been known for its instant photographs. From the show floor at IFA 2015 in Berlin, the company has unveiled its latest mini shooter. It pulls the modern design of the Cube products into a more traditional point-and-shoot form factor along with the instantaneous results the brand is synonymous with: expand full story

Labor Day fashion deals are starting to pop up at various retailers. We’ve found three sales worth your time ahead of the holiday weekend.

First, J. Crew Factory is taking 50% off everything across women’s, men’s, and kids’ items. One of your best bets is to go with the Factory 11-inch Lightweight Rivington Short for $19.50. It’s available in multiple colors including classic Navy Blue and British Khaki. Factory Washed Pique Polos are just $18 and are also available in a range of colors. J. Crew Factory adds $5 flat rate shipping or waives shipping fees on orders of at least $100.

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Next, Amazon is offering a 20% discount on already-reduced clothing, shoes and more with coupon code LABORDAY20. What’s more, you can save an extra 25% on jewelry and watches with coupon code EXTRA25OFF. Our favorite pick from this sale is the Timex Unisex Weekender Silver-Tone Watch with Blue and Yellow Nylon Band for $19.25. Coupon code EXTRA25OFF drops your final price down to $14.44 Prime shipped, which is a savings of more than $10 off its regular price and the best deal we’ve ever seen. It’s rated 4.4 out of 5 stars from 581 Amazon reviewers.

Lastly, Toms Surprise Sale extends discounts of 40-70% to select women’s, men’s and youth items. This discount yields a pair of Olive Canvas Men’s Classics for just $28.80 with free shipping, which is $19.20 below the regular price of $48. The $30-$40 price range also has many different style shoes to choose from. All orders of $25 or more ship free and all sales are final. expand full story

We first detailed the story behind Tucker and Bloom’s East to West Messenger Bag back in November of last year. Since then, the father and son team has continued to build out their brand with new stylings and updates to some older classics. Today, I’ll be taking a look at the newly released East to West XL Messenger Bag.

Aside from its Made in America backstory, I was particularly impressed with the level of craftsmanship on the smaller East to West offering. Head below to see if the updated and larger version passed our test.

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Nest made a splash yesterday with the announcement of its third generation Learning Thermostat. But despite its larger screen and new Farsight feature, the second generation model is the better buy for most people at its new, lower price of $199 (Orig. $249).

Nest did a great job of talking up how its third generation screen is a big deal, but in practice it probably won’t improve your life that much. Farsight sounds like it would be helpful, but how often do you really want to check in on your thermostat from 3-ft or more away or don’t have access to clock? Most thermostats live in hallways anyways, where you’re never more than a few feet away from its display. The other big improvement is Furnace Heads-Up that analyzes your furnace’s shutoff patterns, but that feature will also be rolling out to all previous generation Nest Thermostats later this year.

At the end of the day, it feels like Nest didn’t do enough to make the third generation Thermostat worth the extra $50 over its predecessor. That being said, you won’t always have this option since the second generation’s discounted price of $199 is only going to be around “while supplies last.” expand full story

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