While you were out celebrating our nation’s independence by eating far too many burgers, drinking far too many beers and watching far too many fireworks shows, we were busy running a leading technology and entertainment news site. OK, fine, so we might have enjoyed some barbecuing and a couple of beers ourselves, but not before making sure that our readers remained informed and entertained.

In this post, you’ll find a roundup of all the best stories you might have missed on Monday. And trust us, there are a few gems in there you’ll be happy we caught you up on.

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Microsoft’s latest desktop and tablet operating system is a fantastic leap forward for the Windows platform, but some people just aren’t interested in Windows 10. So please, Microsoft, just shut up about it already.

The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are phenomenal phones, but Samsung’s hottest flagship phone of the year is still a mystery. At least, it was still a mystery… This is the Galaxy Note 7.

The tragic story of a Tesla owner who lost his life in an accident that occurred while Autopilot was engaged continues to develop. Now, it looks like Tesla is planning a major update to the Autopilot system on the Model S and Model X that will be released soon.

July 4th might be behind us, but it’s never too late to watch a bunch of videos of spectacular fireworks fails.

As America celebrated its independence, the world celebrated Chris Evans’s independence from BBC’s Top Gear. So long.

The some gross stuff happened.

Amazon’s huge Prime Day sale is preceded this year by a whole bunch of killer daily deals, but there’s only one way you can get in on the action and we told you all about it.

John Oliver celebrated the 4th by explaining why we should’ve never booted Britain.

You have to check out this video that shows what Formula 1 drivers see when they’re racing at 220 MPH. It’s seriously awesome.

On a less awesome note, one of Android’s most important security features is completely hackable.

Researchers may have finally discovered a way to prevent people from ever needing another root canal.

The next major Star Wars movie will wrap production this month.

NASA’s Juno probe finished a 5-year mission and it now orbiting Jupiter.

And last but certainly not least, Verizon Wireless — the nation’s most expensive wireless carrier — is about to get even more expensive! Happy 4th, everyone!

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