Fitbit trackers are $30 cheaper today thanks to Amazon Prime Day

We’ve got less than a week until Amazon Prime Day, but the deals have already started coming in – including savings on a few of Fitbit fitness trackers.

Get $30 off four different selections: both the Fitbit Charge 3 regular and special editions, and both the Fitbit Versa smartwatch regular and special editions.

The Fitbit Charge 3 is an essentialist fitness tracker, packing multiple exercise modes and round-the-clock heart rate monitoring with up to a full week of battery life. It doesn’t have GPS tracking, but it is water and swim-resistant up to 50 meters. It comes in a graphite center color with black rubberized band or rose gold center with a blue grey band.

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Fitbit Charge 3 now $119 (was $149) on Amazon
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Nintendo Switch Lite: Release Date, Price, Specs

Nintendo’s long-rumored smaller, cheaper version of its popular Switch was officially announced today. But should this new device, named Switch Lite, really be called a Switch?

The Lite is more portable. It’s about a half-inch shorter, an inch wider, has a smaller screen that measures 5.5 inches. Nintendo says the battery should last about an hour longer—between four and seven hours, up from a maximum of six on the bigger Switch. Also, the Switch Lite will cost $200, which is $100 cheaper than the standard Switch.

Shaving off an inch and a Benjamin does have its own price: The Switch Lite does not have its namesake ability to switch between modes of play, so it stays in handheld mode. It does not have detachable Joy-Con controllers or a kickstand to play in a tabletop configuration and curiously it cannot connect to a TV at all. It doesn’t come with a TV dock like the standard Switch, and owners cannot connect it to an existing dock or purchase one separately.

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What CISOs need to learn from WannaCry

In 2017 — for the first time in over a decade — a computer worm ran rampage across the internet, threatening to disrupt businesses, industries, governments and national infrastructure across several continents.

The WannaCry ransomware attack became the biggest threat to the internet since the Mydoom worm in 2004. On May 12, 2017, the worm infected millions of computers, encrypting their files and holding them hostage to a bitcoin payment.

Train stations, government departments, and Fortune 500 companies were hit by the surprise attack. The U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) was one of the biggest organizations hit, forcing doctors to turn patients away and emergency rooms to close.

Earlier this week we reported a deep-dive story into the 2017 cyberattack that’s never been told before.

British security researchers — Marcus Hutchins and Jamie Hankins — registered a domain name found in WannaCry’s code in order to track the infection. It took them three hours to realize they [...]  read more