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Act Fast to Get a Fitbit Sense at Its Lowest Ever Price

Act Fast to Get a Fitbit Sense at Its Lowest Ever Price

More than 38 million people actively utilize a Fitbit regularly, keeping track of their health, fitness, sleep, stress levels and lots of other important factors. Now the tech is more accessible than ever from a price perspective, with select models seeing lots of discounts in recent months. If you don’t mind a previous-gen model, you can get the original Fitbit Sense from Woot at a steal. The retailer has placed a limited number of the devices up at a record low price of $140. That 44% discount means we’ve never seen a cheaper cost for this specific model, so it likely won’t be around for long.  Though it’s since been replaced by the Fitbit Sense 2, the original Fitbit Sense is still a powerful fitness tool. Not only can it track standard things like your heart rate and sleep quality, but also checks your skin temperature, your oxygen saturation and even the actual rhythm of your heart. Along with that, it still manages to be comfortable and keep you abreast of notifications as you’d expect with any …

Someone Is Lying: Atlanta Fed Claims US GDP Is 4.2% While DOE Reports Lowest Gasoline, Diesel Demand Since Covid

Someone Is Lying: Atlanta Fed Claims US GDP Is 4.2% While DOE Reports Lowest Gasoline, Diesel Demand Since Covid

On one hand, the Atlanta Fed triumphantly blasted earlier today that Bidenomics is the greatest thing since sliced bread, helping push its Q2 GDP Nowcast to a whopping 4.2%, up from its latest estimate of 3.3%. On the other hand, Biden’s own DOE – in its latest attempt to slam oil, gas and diesel prices because nothing will crush Biden’s re-election chances faster than an oil price spike in the summer – reported that demand for gasoline and diesel in the United States has plunged to its lowest seasonally since the onset of the COVID pandemic, “sparking concern that economic activity is now becoming stagnant as refining margins hit news lows not seen in months“, Reuters reported. As shown in the chart below, monthly averages for the week ended May 3 show gasoline demand at 8.63 million barrels per day–a figure not seen since May 2020, at the start of the pandemic, based on EIA data. Data also showed demand for distillates – the most accurate proxy for overall economic activity – plunged to 3.6 …

Farmer confidence at lowest in England and Wales since survey began, NFU says | Food & drink industry

Farmer confidence at lowest in England and Wales since survey began, NFU says | Food & drink industry

Farmers’ confidence has hit its lowest level in at least 14 years, a long-running survey by the biggest farming union in Britain has found, with extreme weather and the post-Brexit phasing-out of EU subsidies blamed for the drop. The National Farmers’ Union warned there had been a “collapse of confidence” and that the outlook was at its lowest since the annual poll of its members in England and Wales began in 2010. Most farms are expecting to reduce food production next year, with arable farming particularly badly hit. Tom Bradshaw, the NFU’s president, pointed to extreme wet weather and the phasing-out of EU basic payment scheme (BPS) subsidies as key reasons for the downturn. “Our concern today is that if members don’t have confidence, then we as a country can’t deliver food security,” said Bradshaw. The annual survey of almost 800 farmers asks respondents to rate the prospects of their business, with the four responses all given weighted scores – very negative (-1), negative (-0.5), positive (0.5) and very positive (1). These are added up …

Get Bose’s flagship QuietComfort Ultra earbuds for their lowest price ever

Get Bose’s flagship QuietComfort Ultra earbuds for their lowest price ever

We may earn revenue from the products available on this page and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more › Bose, the company that popularized noise-cancelling headphones, has retaken the crown amongst sharp competition from Sony and Apple. The QuietComfort Ultra earbuds simply block more high and low frequencies more efficiently. True to their name, the earbuds are also comfortable to wear, lending themselves to longer listening sessions when you’re on a plane or train for business or pleasure. Bose’s QuietComfort Ultra are the best noise-canceling earbuds we’ve tested, and they’ve returned to their best price thanks to a current Amazon deal. Bose QuietComfort Ultra Wireless Noise Cancelling Earbuds $249.99 (Was $299.99) The QuietComfort Ultras achieve their high level of active noise cancellation by using multiple microphones built into each bud to “hear” unwanted sounds that an advanced algorithm filters out before they reach your ears. All of this processing is done in real time and doesn’t significantly impact the earbuds’ audio quality, which is excellent. The QuietComfort Ultra earbuds’ sound profile creates tight bass, clear-but-not-hot …

‘Voting is not on their radar’: lowest turnout predicted in poorest areas | Local elections

‘Voting is not on their radar’: lowest turnout predicted in poorest areas | Local elections

From a shopfront in Tilbury, Essex, community worker Yewande Kannike is wrestling with a paradox at the heart of this week’s English local elections: the most deprived people who could most benefit from political reform are least likely to vote. Across England only about a third of voters are expected to cast a ballot in Thursday’s polls, based on previous turnouts. That could fall as low as 13% in the most deprived parts of places such as Middlesbrough and Hull. In Tilbury – once the gateway to Britain for the economic migrants on the Empire Windrush – eight out of 10 voters stayed at home at last year’s local elections. Here, in the area run by Thurrock council, any sense town halls can solve problems with housing, social care, schools, work training, parks or children’s services was this year further weakened by a debt that hit £1.3bn, imperilling local services. “Voting is not on their radar,” said Kannike, the chief executive of One Community Development Trust, a charity that helps people, particularly into employment. “Councils …

Google’s Pixel 8A Is Coming, but Last Year’s Pixel 7A Is at Its Lowest Price Yet

Google’s Pixel 8A Is Coming, but Last Year’s Pixel 7A Is at Its Lowest Price Yet

Google has historically launched its A-Series mid-range Pixel smartphone around this time of year (usually at its Google I/O developer conference, which is set to take place on May 14 this year). Rumors abound about the new Pixel 8A—it might cost $499 again. If you’ve been hoping to join the Pixel hardware ecosystem, there’s good news! You don’t have to spend as much. Last year’s still-excellent Pixel 7A is on sale at its lowest price to date: $349. We’ve also found some good discounts on other Pixel gear, including the Pixel Watch 2, Pixel Buds Pro, and Pixel Tablet. If you buy something using links in our stories, we may earn a commission. This helps support our journalism. Learn more. The Google Pixel 7A is WIRED’s top Android smartphone recommendation for most people (8/10, WIRED Recommends). This handset’s MSRP is $499, and while it often fluctuates in price, this is the best deal we have ever tracked. It offers excellent performance, a great camera system, a wonderfully bright and sharp 90-Hz OLED display, plus wireless …

Best Apple Studio Display Deal 2024: Save 9 on the 5K Monitor at Its Lowest Price Ever

Best Apple Studio Display Deal 2024: Save $229 on the 5K Monitor at Its Lowest Price Ever

If your work from home setup could use an upgrade, the Apple Studio Display can help improve your day-to-day workflow and multitasking abilities. Released as a new, more affordable version of the Pro Display XDR, the Apple Studio Display is among the best options for Mac owners who want a 5K display.  Rather than hunching over a laptop for hours on end, Apple’s Studio Display monitor features a gorgeous 5K screen for creative work. Amazon is now offering $299 off across a range of Apple monitors, including the 27-inch standard glass, tilt-adjustable model priced at $1,300 rather than $1,599. Apple Studio Display Amazon Apple Studio Display Apple’s cutting-edge monitor combines a 5K screen with an excellent webcam, microphone and speakers that allow it to serve as an all-in-one home office powerhouse. Powered by Apple’s powerful A13 Chip, the Studio Display is the best MacBook, Mac mini, Mac Studio companion. Not only is the Studio Display ideal for graphic designers, video editors and other creatives, but the studio-quality mics, 12-megapixel ultrawide camera with Center Stage, and six-speaker sound system with Spatial Audio makes the …

Lowest shop price inflation since December 2021 as some prices actually fall – BRC says | Business News

Lowest shop price inflation since December 2021 as some prices actually fall – BRC says | Business News

Items bought in shops are becoming more expensive at the slowest pace in more than two years, according to latest industry figures which show that some prices are actually falling. It means that goods, such as clothes and food, are becoming more costly but far less than before, according to the shop price index from the trade organisation for UK retailers, the British Retail Consortium (BRC), and retail behaviour researchers NielsenIQ. Why have some prices fallen? The shop price index for April said products other than food fell 0.6% in price compared to a year earlier, as clothes and shoe price tags fell due to ramped-up promotions. A month earlier, in March, prices had risen 0.2% since February. Food inflation slowed to 3.4%, the 12th drop in a row and the lowest level since March 2022. It had been as high as 15.7% in April 2023. Falls in fresh food inflation – such as butter, fish and fruit – were also due to competition among grocers for shoppers, as well as easing input costs like …

Stagflation Shock: GDP Stuns With Lowest Print In 2 Years, Below Lowest Estimates, As PCE Comes In Red Hot

Stagflation Shock: GDP Stuns With Lowest Print In 2 Years, Below Lowest Estimates, As PCE Comes In Red Hot

If the Biden admin was to have any hopes of the Fed cutting rates and monetary easing ahead of the election, the tires would need to start falling off the US economy right… about… now… Which is why we didn’t find it at all surprising that moments ago the Biden Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that in Q1, US GDP unexpectedly collapsed to just 1.6%, down more than 50% from the Q4 print of 3.4%, the lowest print since Q2 2022 when the US underwent a brief technical recession (one which the NBER never admitted of course), and a huge miss to the 2.5% estimate. Almost as if on purpose, the GDP printed below the lowest estimate (that of SMBC Nikko) which was at 1.7% (the highest forecast was 3.1% from Goldman Sachs which was off by the usual 50%), and was a 3-sigma miss to the median estimate of 2.5%. But while a collapse in the US economy is just what the “soft landers” wanted, the huge GDP miss was just half the story …

The latest battery-powered Ring doorbell is at its lowest price ever

The latest battery-powered Ring doorbell is at its lowest price ever

We may earn revenue from the products available on this page and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more › Nobody likes to think about why they’re beefing up their home security system, but it’s important to take some precautions against package theft (or worse) now that the technology is available and accessible. If “set up a home security system” has been on your to-do list for months, we highly recommend taking advantage of Amazon’s deal on the Ring Battery Doorbell Plus, which is on sale for a limited time. Ring Battery Doorbell Plus $119.99 (Was $149.99) The 1536P camera has a motion sensor, and will send your phone alerts each time someone walks by or pushes its ringer button. A microphone and speaker system will allow you to speak with the person at your door in real time, which is helpful if whether you’d like to tell a friend you’re not home, or a stranger they’re being watched. The best part is that this model of Ring Doorbell is battery-powered, which means it requires little …