$30 at Amazon Chris Monroe/CNET See at Amazon TP-Link Powerline Ethernet Adapter: $34 Smart Home $22 at Amazon 1:31 Prime Day 2019: The weirdest deals we’ve seen 29 Photos Sarah Tew/CNET Here are awesome Amazon Prime Day deals for less than $50. Angela Lang/CNET Amazon Prime Day 2019 is firing on all cylinders — and you don’t have to spend big bucks to get huge savings. Here’s a list of the best Prime Day deals for under $50. In the mix are Fire TV Sticks, Echo Dot smart speakers plus MyQ garage door openers, just to name a few. Got more spare cash? Here are the best deals under $100. If your budget doesn’t stretch quite as far, here’s what Prime Day has to offer for under $25. $25 at Amazon Read the Fire TV Stick 4K review Lots of GE smart lighting products are on sale as well. You can get $15 off of this in wall dimmer with the Prime Day deal and smart home coupon at checkout. Note that you need a separate hub to connect it to the internet. Fire TV Stick 4K: $25 The Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door Controller lets you transform your basic garage into one you can control remotely. It also connects to Alexa and Google Assistant for smart home integration. Amazon Echo Dot: $22 Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door Controller: $30 Amazon Prime Day 2019: 5 ways to win Save big on Amazon’s little Alexa-equipped Echo Dot (third-gen) smart speaker. Save $20 Plug the Fire TV Stick 4K into a compatible HDTV to watch streaming content in up to 4K resolution. Save $15 $30 at Amazon See also TP-Link’s Powerline Ethernet Adapters are a smart, simple way to extend the range of your home’s internet connection. The two-piece kit usually sells for $50, but today, Prime members can get it for $34. See more See also The best Prime Day deals still available The best Walmart Summer Sale deals still available AirPods, iPads, Apple Watch and MacBooks still on sale Prime Day is over, but these laptop deals aren’t: Big price cuts on Chromebooks, MacBooks and more Read the Echo Dot (third-gen) review Fire TV Stick: $25 $34 at Amazon Tags The Google Home Mini is a great alternative to the Echo Dot. It packs a lot of smarts into a small and affordable smart speaker package. Now playing: Watch this: $25 at Walmart Save $16 Give Fire TV streaming capabilities to your HDTV with the Amazon Fire TV Stick. Sarah Tew/CNET Read more about Sengled bulbs Sengled Smart LED Soft White Starter Kit, $30 Save $30 Save $28 $25 at Amazon Read the Google Home Mini review Read the Fire Stick review GE Smart Dimmer: $30 Save $24 Chris Monroe/CNET Save $25 Save $25 Amazon Prime Day Comment Update, July 17: Amazon’s Prime Day sale has officially ended. Some of the deals below may continue to be available for a time, but we’re no longer updating this story. Instead, check out the links below for the best current deals at Amazon and Walmart. (Walmart’s Summer Savings sale continues all-day Wednesday.) The best Amazon Prime Day deals still availableWalmart Summer Savings sale: Xbox, Switch, TV, laptop deals and more that you won’t find on AmazonNote that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $26 at Amazon Prime Day 2019: The leftovers Walmart’s final day of anti-Prime Day deals After Amazon Prime Day 2019: You can still snag deals on the Echo and Echo Dot 4 great cheap deals you can get anytime Amazon Prime Day 2019: Fire TV deals end, but Roku discounts still going strong Amazon Prime Day 2019: The best deals on Chromebooks, gaming laptops and MacBooks Post-Prime Day deals from Vizio: Save up to $1,200 on TVs, $200 on an Atmos sound bar Read the Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door Controller review 1 Leviton Decora Dimmer: $26 Share your voice Leviton makes a wide variety of smart lighting products. Most are on sale for Prime Day for 20 to 25% off, including smart plugs and a variety of smart dimmer switches. This particular dimmer is almost 50% off, making it our favorite deal of the bunch. Click the smart home discount coupon and you’ll see the price at checkout. Ben Fox Rubin/CNET These Sengled bulbs are only $30 at checkout, which is a whopping 50% off and a great way to get started with smarter lights in your home. Save $24 Google Home Mini: $25 Google Assistant Amazon Prime Alexa Amazon Google
Airbus Helicopters said it is in consultations with Indian conglomerates – Tatas, Mahindra and Mahindra and Reliance Industries, to jointly manufacture military helicopters. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Make in India” initiative envisages foreign arms makers to form partnership with Indian companies to enable local manufacturing of arms, to reduce imports. A general view of helicopters being assembled at the Airbus production facility in Donauwoerth, Southern Germany October 9, 2014.ReutersAirbus HelicoptersThe subsidiary of the Airbus Group is offering to build its light utility AS550 Fennec and the medium lift EC725 in India, to replace India’s ageing Cheetah and Chetak helicopters.”We are in the selection process, talking to different industries to form a JV (joint venture),” Rainer Farid, a senior Airbus Helicopters executive told Reuters on Friday at Aero India 2015 in Bengaluru. In 2014, India decided to scrap the earlier proposal to acquire 197 light utility helicopters in order to allow local companies to join international majors and build the helicopters within India through joint ventures.Russian helicopter manufacturers and US-based Sikorsky are also expected to bid for the order.Currently, state-run Hindustan Aeronautics, based in Bangalore is the only Indian producer of helicopters, meaning global defence firms will have to find partners with Indian conglomerates who have ventured into the arena, with the opening of the sector a little more than a decade ago.However, Farid, who was speaking on the sidelines of the ongoing Aero India 2015, noted that the task of establishing necessary vendor units in India was going to be tough, given that such vendors don’t exist as of now.The Narendra Modi government has increased foreign direct investment in the defence sector up to 49%, in the belief that more international firms would be willing to tie up and start producing locally.On Wednesday, India’s Bharat Forge announced its joint venture with Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defence Systems to produce the Spike anti-tank guided missile.
Jay-Z’s achievement is termed “bigger than hip-hop”.Getty imagesJay-Z is officially the first billionaire rapper in the world with a net worth of $1 billion, Forbes declared on Monday. He is reported to have built his empire on record labels, music stream, liquor, art, real estates and stakes in companies like Uber.According to the US magazine, one of the factors that led to his financial stardom was his decision to make his own brand instead of endorsing other clothing lines. In 1999, he launched ‘Rocawear’ that was later sold to Iconix in 2007 for $204 million. His investment in a wide range of companies such as D’Ussé, a cognac that he co-owns with Bacardi, ‘Tidal’, a music-streaming service, validate his widely quoted expression, “I’m not a businessman. I’m a business, man.”Being the first hip-hop artist to be included in the illustrious list, the ride to the top is impressive because it started all the way from the bottom. Jay-Z, born Shawn Carter, grew up in one of New York City’s most notorious areas.Known to be a drug dealer before becoming a musician, he started his own label, ‘Roc-A-Fella Records’ and released his debut, ‘Reasonable Doubt’ in 1996. Since then, the rapper has collected more than 14 No. 1 albums, 22 Grammy awards and over $500 million in pretax earnings in a decade. Jay-Z at the 2013 Grammy Awards.Getty imagesKasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean, the producer behind some of Jay-Z’s biggest hits (“On To The Next One,”), told Forbes that Jay-Z’s achievement is “bigger than hip-hop”.”A guy that looks like us, sounds like us, loves us, made it to something that we always felt that was above us” he said.Calling it “the blueprint for our culture’ he further added: “If he’s a billionaire now, imagine what he’s about to be. Because he’s only just starting.”Forbes calculated his wealth by adding the artist’s stakes on companies and subtracting a “healthy amount to account for a superstar lifestyle”.His assets include:1. Alcoholic beverages Right to left: Armand de Brignac Brut Gold champagne, D’usse cognacHis stake in brands like Armand de Brignac champagne and D’Ussé cognac amount to a whopping $410 million.2. Cash & investments The rapper owns a stake in Uber worth $70 million.ReutersHis vast investment portfolio includes a stake in Uber worth an estimated $70 million, making the hip-hop artist’s total cash and investments worth an estimated $220 million3. Music Streaming In 2015, Jay-Z bought Tidal from Norwegian company, Aspiro for $56 million.ForbesJay-Z acquired Tidal from Norwegian media technology company Aspiro for $56 million in 2015. As per the magazine, he makes $100 million in stakes from the music streaming site.4. Music Catalog About $75 million is made through copyrights of his music catalogs.AppleAccording to Forbes, when Jay-Z signed on to become record label Def Jam’s president in 2004, he had negotiated the return of his masters (publishing rights, royalty of 10-15% on music sales). With his streams clocking close to 1 billion streams annually, Jay-Z makes $75 million.5. Entertainment company Rihanna and Jay-Z at Roc Nation’s pre-Grammy’s brunch in 2017Getty imagesHis entertainment company Roc Nation, worth $75 million, represents top sports stars such as Kevin Durant, Todd Gurley to artist giants like Rihanna and J. Cole.6. Art collection Basquiat’s ‘Mecca’ was bought anonymously by Jay-ZNew York PostThe value of his art collection is estimated to be at $70 million. His collection includes Jean Michel Basquiat’s “Mecca,” purchased in 2013 for a reported $4.5 million.7. Real estate Their Bel Air estate was bought for $88 millionForbesThe magazine estimated that he owns real estate properties in upscale New York and Los Angeles that is worth $50 million. His property list includes the twin $26 million East Hampton mansions, a $88 million Bel Air estate he bought with his wife Beyonce as well as a Tribeca penthouse bought for $6.8 million. The couple has had a net worth over $1 billion for several years.Getty ImagesWith Beyonce reportedly worth about $335 million, the couple has had a joint net worth over $1bn for several yearsWhile rumours had it that Dr Dre had reached billionaire status after selling his Beats headphone business to Apple in 2014, last year Forbes put his personal wealth at about $770 million. Forbes 2010 edition had Warren Buffet and Jay-Z on its cover.ForbesIn 2010, Jay-Z appeared on Forbes’ cover along with another billionaire, Warren Buffet, who is 40 years his senior. The magazine stated that Buffet was impressed by the rapper 10 years ago. “Jay is teaching in a lot bigger classroom than I’ll ever teach in. For a young person growing up, he’s the guy to learn from” he was reported to have said.Jay-Z and Beyonce’s single “Apeshit” won two awards from eight nominations at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.Youtube