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Amazon just made Prime even cheaper for students, and you still get 6 months free

Amazon Prime Student Discount

If you're a student you know all too well that every penny counts, and Amazon just made it a whole lot easier to save up those pennies. Beginning immediately, Amazon dropped the already discounted monthly cost of its discounted Amazon Prime subscription for students — and students are still eligible for a free 6-month trial!

All you have to do is head over to this page on the Amazon site and sign up with your EDU email address, and you'll be able to start your free 6-month Amazon Prime trial. Once the 6-month period ends, you'll pay just $5.49 per month for Prime as a student. That's a huge discount compared to the $10.99 per month or the $99 per year the rest of us have to pay...

Here are some of the many Prime benefits listed on Amazon's website:

Fast, FREE shipping on over 50 million eligible items

Free Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime

Need a last minute gift? Can’t get out of the house? Realize you forgot to pick up something? With FREE Two-Day Shipping and more from Amazon Prime, your shopping problems are solved. You get unlimited deliveries with no minimum order size, and with millions of eligible items, the options are practically limitless. When shipping to select metro areas, Prime members also get FREE Same-Day Delivery on over a million items and FREE 2-hour delivery with Prime Now on daily essentials and groceries. With FREE release-date delivery on eligible pre-order items, you can enjoy highly anticipated books, movies, and video games as soon as possible.

Enjoy instant access to video streaming

Prime includes popular movies and TV shows

Make every night a movie night with Prime Video. Your Prime membership includes instant access to thousands of movies and TV shows at no additional cost. Catch Amazon Original Series like Golden Globe-winning Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle, and Goliath, Emmy-winning Man in the High Castle, or exciting and wildly popular The Grand Tour. Stream on select Smart TVs, Roku, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, iPhones, tablets, and Android devices. Download entertainment to your device to watch offline anywhere.

College deals & exclusive promotions

Top deals for Students on electronics, school supplies and more

We find the deals -- you shop, save and enjoy. Prime Student works with hundreds of vendors to surface great deals just for Students. Whether you are headed to college yourself, have a child going to college, or are looking for the perfect gift for a college student, we have you covered. From laptops and video games to study snacks and office supplies, you'll find it here. Happy Off-to-College shopping!

Books, Magazines & More

Unlimited reading on any device

Prime Reading gives you unlimited access to over a thousand books, current issue magazines, books with Audible narration, comics, Kindle Singles, and more. With access from any device – including your phone, tablet, or Kindle – you can read however you want, whenever you want.

All your photos, together at last

Free unlimited photo storage

Your Prime membership comes with free unlimited photo storage through Prime Photos, which lets you securely save as many photos as you like and see them on your phone, computer, or tablet. You can share this Prime benefit and give free photo storage to up to five family members or friends. Collect photos together with your invited family and friends in the Family Vault and store memories from everyone in one safe place. New photo search technology makes it easy to find specific photos by searching for things like “sunset” or “Seattle,” and your photos are organized automatically so it’s easy to find and enjoy them.

Get Early Access

30-minute early access to select Amazon Lightning Deals

Consider yourself a techy, the best-styled fashionista on the block, or just an everyday savvy shopper? Be among the first to decide what's hot and what's not. Get 30-minute early access to select Lightning Deals on Amazon.

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New Fios deal gets you Gigabit internet, TV, phone and more for less than you pay for cable internet alone

Fios TV Online

This is a sponsored article and all content and opinions expressed within are independent of editorial.

Why are so many people cutting the cord these days? It’s not a trick question, the answer is obvious: they want to save money. Cable companies’ quest for profits got completely out of hand over the years, and service costs skyrocketed as a result. For a while, there was nothing anyone could do — if you wanted internet and TV service, you had to pay the price. Now that there are alternatives, however, people are seeking them out and taking advantage of them.

Of course, using any of the lower-cost streaming services out there means you still have to pay for internet, and standalone cable internet is quite expensive if you want decent data speeds. Or heaven forbid you want the fastest option your cable company offers… get ready to spend an arm and a leg each month.

What if we told you that there’s a way to get internet service that’s probably three or four times faster than your current service along with a live TV and home phone bundle, all for less than you’re paying now? What if we told you that you can also get 2 years of HBO or 2 years of multi-room DVR service as well at no extra charge. Well, it just so happens that there’s a new Fios deal that just went live, and it’s exactly what you’ve been dreaming of.

For $79.99 per month — which is less than you’ll pay for internet alone for your cable company’s fastest plan — you get Fios Gigabit service (data speeds up to 940/880 Mbps) as well as a custom TV package and home phone service. On top of that, you can choose either 2 years of free HBO or 2 years of free multi-room DVR service, and you get up to $500 to pay off your current cable contract if you have one!

Here’s a breakdown, just to ensure that you didn’t miss anything:

  • Download speeds up to 940Mbps
  • Upload speeds up to 880Mbps
  • Custom TV package (choose from seven channel bundles)
  • Phone service
  • HBO free for 2 years or multi-room DVR service free for 2 years
  • Credit of up to $500 to get out of your contract

This new deal went live on Sunday, September 17th, and it’s only available for a limited time. Head over to the Fios website to learn more and sign up.

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A peek behind the curtain as IBM Watson Media flexes its AI muscle at the US Open

US Open Tennis Results

Excitement abounds on and off the court at this year's US Open, where fans enjoyed an all-American women's semifinal round on Thursday evening for the first time in 36 years. Advancing to the finals are Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens, who becomes just the fourth unseeded woman in US Open history to reach the finals. The two will compete on Saturday for a record $3.7 million prize, part of the Open's $50 million purse, the tournament's highest ever payout. Rafa is racing toward his sixteenth Grand Slam singles title on the men's side, where fan-favorite Juan Martín del Potro stands in his way in Friday night's semi. Delpo, fresh from upsetting Roger Federer in Wednesday's quarter-final match, will look to topple both Federer and Nadal in the same tournament for the first time since the 2009 US Open, where he won his first and only Grand Slam title.

But there are also big things happening behind the scenes at the Open this year, and BGR was invited by IBM earlier this week to take a peek behind the curtain.

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Amazon Prime members will get special discounts at Whole Foods

Amazon Prime Whole Foods Discount

Whole Foods, purveyor of kale and other upper middle-class household staples, has been acquired by Amazon, purveyor of everything that can possibly be purveyed. The $14 billion deal has been approved by regulators and will close on Monday. The merger was initially seen by some as an unholy union by some, but it's perfectly in line with Amazon's mission to sell everything it possibly can to everyone it possibly can. Of course, Amazon also has another mission, and that's to get as many people as possible to sign up for Amazon Prime. With its Whole Foods acquisition, it looks like Amazon is about to enjoy a flood of new Prime members.

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Your cable company is robbing you every month, but we’ll tell you how to stop them

How To Save Money On Cable Bill

Like millions of other Americans across the country, you’re probably paying more for home internet service than you should be. No, we’re not simply talking about the inflated monthly fees ISPs charge for actual home internet service, because that’s supply and demand. We’re talking about the extra $8 to $10 you spend each month on your modem rental fee. You probably don’t even realize it. Go look at your bill… it’s there. What you might not know, however, is that you can purchase your own compatible modem for next to nothing, and that monthly fee with vanish as soon as you return your leased modem to your cable provider. There are a bunch of good options out there, but we recommend the NETGEAR CM400 (8x4) DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem, which is discounted right now on Amazon and compatible with every major ISP in the US.

Here are some key details from the product page:

  • ELIMINTE MONTHLY CABLE MODEM RENTAL FEES - Up to $120 per year
  • DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem with 1 Gigabit Ethernet port. DOCSIS 3.0 unleashes 8x faster download speeds than DOCSIS 2.0
  • Recommended for all speed tiers up to 100Mbps. Separate router required for WiFi. 8x4 channel bonding.
  • Ideal for streaming HD videos, faster downloads, and high-speed online gaming
  • Compatible with Xfinity from Comcast, Spectrum (Charter, Time Warner Cable, Brighthouse), Cox, CableONE & more.
  • **Not compatible with bundled voice services. Not a WiFi device. Needs a separate WiFi Router**

NETGEAR CM400 (8x4) DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem. Max download speeds of 340Mbps. Certified for Xfini…: $59.90

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