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As we get closer to the Christmas holiday, the frequency of delivery trucks coursing through your neighborhood has no doubt spiked. If Amazon's own Prime delivery trucks aren't wheeling down the streets stopping at every other house, there's bound to be frequent activity from USPS, FedEx and UPS trucks as well. Walmart is attempting to battle the dominant Amazon Prime service during the lead-up to Christmas, and it is doing by dropping the $35 order minimum for Walmart+ subscribers on its website starting December 4th. With the $35 minimum now gone, you can purchase as little or as much as you want and get free next-day or two-day shipping on your items. This compares favorably... Read more...
When it comes to development, if you want to make sure your program runs on all hardware with as many operating systems as possible, you need to do testing across all platforms. This can be an incredibly daunting task, but development can be cheaper and easier than ever with cloud-based solutions. Amazon is now offering AWS EC2 Mac instances for anyone to create and test Apple apps with ease. Amazon Web Service’s (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud, or EC2, is an easy and secure way to deploy “resizable compute capacity in the cloud.” There are many compute components with Amazon EC2, which now includes Apple hardware and software. Inside each Mac instance, you will get an actual Mac... Read more...
If you are trying to get some work done, relax, or just block the world out for a moment, some decent headphones or earbuds could be just the trick. Right now, Amazon has some excellent deals on audio gear that you do not want to miss this Cyber Monday. Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Bose is one of the brands to beat when it comes to headphones, and these are sure to please. The most significant feature is the three levels of noise cancellation that this headset offers, so you can tailor your level of silence to your situation. Another nifty trick is that the QuietComfort 35 II is Alexa-enabled, so you can go from jamming out to getting questions answered in an instant... Read more...
Any of the Amazon Fire series tablets could make an excellent gift for yourself or others this holiday season. You can use them to read books, watch movies, play some games, or catch up on shows such as the Mandalorian on Disney+. If you want to pick one up, Amazon has them on sale for Cyber Monday a little early, so get one now while you can. The Amazon Fire tablets are Amazon’s foray into the tablet market, and they are undoubtedly bang-for-buck devices. All the Fire tablets have at least a quad-core processor and 16GB of expandable storage, if not more. Also, with displays at 7” or greater, they could be great for reading a book or letting your kids watch YouTube. If this sounds... Read more...
Black Friday has officially come and gone, but there are still many Amazon Black Friday deals around. Samsung, Beats, Logitech, and other big brands are offering discounts on various items from headsets and earbuds to computer mice. To top it all off, all of these deals qualify for Prime Shipping and many include free returns. Here are some of the best Black Friday tech deals you can still grab on Amazon right now. This year there appears to be quite a few discounts on earbuds. The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Plus are on sale in black, white, red, and blue. A single charge provides up to 11 hours of music, while three minutes of charging will get you an hour of listening time. They are $109.99 USD.... Read more...
Thank the stars above that prices on solid state drives (SSDs) are no longer stratospheric, having plummeted down to earth. Granted, the price-per-gigabyte ratio is still better on mechanical hard disk drive (HDD) storage, but SSDs are fast and attainable on a budget. Especially now—with Cyber Monday in view, Samsung's incredibly fast 970 Evo Plus and 980 Pro SSDs are on sale at Amazon. As we noted in our review of the 970 Evo Plus, this SSD line is optimized for speed in a big way. It is a worthy upgrade over the regular Evo line (read: non-Plus), with much faster write speeds—up to 3,300MB/s, versus 2,500MB/s. Rated sequential reads did not change, but were already blazing fast... Read more...
Generally speaking, the two very best times of the year to shop for a new TV are Black Friday weekend (which pivots into Cyber Monday) and the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl. That is when the deepest discounts normally apply. Super Bowl Sunday is not yet in view, but we are into Black Friday weekend, and you can save some hard earned cash on LG's NanoCell 85 series 4K smart TVs. These can generally be considered mid-range in the realm of big screen TVs, offering a nice balance of features, image quality, and price. They are also really good for using with a PC or console to play video games because of the low input lag. That is not always the case when buying a less expensive model, so kudos... Read more...
Now that you are stuffed with turkey and all the fixings, it is time to pivot into shedding whatever extra padding you might have accumulated over Thanksgiving (or maybe that's just me). A great place to start is with a good set of earbuds. To that end, I can personally recommend Apple's AirPods Pro, which are both excellent and deeply discounted right now. You can score the AirPods Pro for $169.99 at Amazon, which amounts to a sizeable $79.01 discount (32 percent) over the list price. This Black Friday bargain beats the previous low price, when these earbuds were marked down to $194 earlier this month. At $169.99, this is lowest price they have ever been, and are worth every penny. The big upgrade... Read more...
For those out there looking for solid wireless earbuds with great features that won't bleed your wallet dry, Amazon has some great Black Friday deals on Jabra wireless headphones and buds that you'll want to check out. Jabra's full range of wireless audio products are discounted, with the biggest price break being reserved for the Elite 85h. These wireless, over-the-ear headphones are typically priced at $249.99, but are now available for just $149.99 ($100 discount) at Amazon. That pricing extends to all colors including Titanium Black, Navy, Gold Beige, and Copper Black. The Elite 85h's are rain and water resistant and feature smart active noise cancellation. They also provide up to 36 hours... Read more...
Smart home appliances and internet of things (IoT) devices are becoming part of daily life for many. You may even have one of these devices near you right now and it's likely connected to the internet in some way. While the product category may offer some innovative solutions, some products on the market currently fail horribly when it comes to security. UK publication Which? bought 11 different smart doorbells from Amazon and eBay and found that they all failed simple security tests. This means if you have one of these devices, you could be at risk for attacks from nefarious intruders. You would think (and would want) the thing securing your home to be secure over the network, but that just... Read more...
Here we go, folks. Black Friday week is upon us, which means the deals are kicking up a notch. You can expect a steady stream of bargains throughout the week (and beyond), and as usual, Amazon is on the front line with deals galore. In this roundup, we have a bunch of discounted Echo and Ring Video security devices to share. Shown above is the Echo Show 8, on sale for $64.99 (down from $129.99). As the model name suggests, it sports an 8-inch display with an HD resolution (1820x800) for making video calls (or use it to see who is standing in front of your Ring Video Doorbell). It also features a 1MP camera with an on/off switch for the camera shutter, volume controls, and four integrated microphones.... Read more...
Staying at home all the time can get pretty boring, especially if you are streaming TV shows and videos from online services like Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, and every other provider that has thrown their hat into the streaming ring. If the lack of a streaming stick is holding you back, let's fix that. Ahead of what is actually supposed to be Black Friday, there are deals to be had on a whole bunch of options. Shown above is one of the cheapest options—it is Amazon's Fire TV Stick Lite with Alexa Remote Lite, on sale for $17.99 (save 40 percent). It is a quick, simple, and effective solution to get streaming. This stick is powered by a quad-core processor and can pull and display content in... Read more...
Whoever buys the most stuff wins, right? Maybe not (definitely not), but if 2020 taught us anything at all, it's that the world is probably going to end soon anyway, so you might as well splurge. This is the best time of the year to do that, incidentally, with Black Friday right around the corner. As in, tomorrow. Say what now? The official Black Friday date is still over a week away, sure, but Amazon today announced it will begin serving up Black Friday deals tomorrow, November 20. Buckle up. According to the announcement, these "epic deals" will run through November 27, which is the actual Black Friday. But who are we kidding? Black Friday has become a season of savings, and I'm willing to... Read more...
The deals are starting to pour in even though Black Friday is still 12 days in the distance. But as we have seen over the last few years, retailers are pushing out bargains increasingly earlier to get a jump on what has become a sales season, and no longer just a weekend spanning Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Amazon in particular has been an active participant, and if you are in the market for a wearable like an Apple Watch SE (shown above) or Fitbit, you are in luck. The recently announced Apple Watch SE is on sale for $289 at Amazon (down from $309) for the 44mm version, and $229.99 (down from $279) for the 40m version. Apple designed the SE model as a more affordable alternative to the... Read more...
Black Friday might technically be a couple of weeks away, but you can start saving on various purchases right now. We have been highlighting different tantalizing deals that have appeared early, like 70-inch TVs priced as low as $399, and a free Google Stadia bundle for YouTube Premium subscribers. And the deals keep coming. If it is a storage product you are after, a bunch of WD and SanDisk media is marked down by up to 60 percent ahead of Black Friday. Be advised that, as currently advertised, these are a collection of "Epic Daily Deals," meaning they are one-day discounts. It is possible some of the same products will get marked down again this month, but if you see something that catches... Read more...
If you we were one of the few that managed to get in a preorder at Amazon for an Xbox Series X, you probably considered yourself lucky. After all, preorders sold out quickly, and it's likely that there won't be sufficient stock available until sometime in 2021. However, some people that preordered from Amazon won't be able to enjoy launch day bliss, as their console isn't arriving today as initially promised. Instead, Amazon sent an email to some unlucky customers to inform them that their Xbox Series X console might not arrive until December 31st at the latest. What's even more infuriating for these customers is that Amazon didn't even bother to send this email to customers until... Read more...
Strap yourself in and get ready for a whirlwind of sales, folks, because we are more than a week into November and barreling towards Black Friday and Cyber Monday. That is when things will get especially frenzied. However, the closer we get to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the more we are seeing early bargains, like the roundup of discounted big screen TVs we highlighted yesterday. And today? You can snag a set of Apple AirPods Pro earbuds for less than $200. These were a good deal when they fell to $200, and now they are even better buy at $194 on Amazon (save 22 percent). These ship from and are sold by Amazon, rather than a marketplace seller, and you get free one-day shipping if you are... Read more...
Typically, the two best times to shop for a new TV are Black Friday and the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl. The latter will have to wait. Black Friday, however, is now right around the bend, and as usual, retailers are getting an increasingly early jump on the sales bonanza. Enter Amazon and Target, both of which are offering discounted big screen TVs right now. The model you see above is the Sony X750H for $599.99 at Amazon. That is a discount of 40 percent over its advertised list price, and though it has not necessarily been selling for the full amount in recent weeks, this is the lowest price it has been. The X750H is a 65-inch Android TV with a 4K resolution and HDR support. It is powered... Read more...
AMD released the Ryzen 5000 family today, and while we reviewed the 5900X and 5950X, all the Zen 3 CPUs in the lineup dominated. Even though there was a slight price increase over the last generation, the CPUs have sold like hotcakes and are out of stock practically everywhere. Those sales allowed the new Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 7 5800X, and Ryzen 9 5900X to take the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd spots for best-selling CPUs on Amazon. Yesterday, retailers were concerned about the stock, as we have seen with other releases this year. We saw tweets from Newegg stating that “5950X & 5900X stock is very limited,” while “5800X & 5600X stock is much better.” It did not seem to... Read more...
Do you have some extra cash burning a hole in your pocket? Need a quick gift for someone and want to get a deal at the same time? Amazon has you covered with some deals on Apple and Amazon tech to keep you or your giftee entertained. The priciest item we have on the list is the recently released 4th Generation iPad Air with 64GB of storage. This powerful device packs an A14 Bionic SoC that drives the 2360x1640 Liquid Retina display. You can pair the display with a set of accessories that make the iPad a powerful work and play device. If you are in the market for a new iPad, this is certainly a good choice. The iPad Air 4th Gen can be had in either the Silver or Sky-Blue variants for $40 off at... Read more...
Someone is turning five years old this week. Okay, something is having a birthday, and that thing is Alexa, the artificially intelligent digital assistant raised by Amazon. Normally the five-year mark would entail a quick trip to Toys R Us for a gift, but, you know (R.I.P.). In celebration of Alexa's birthday, however, Amazon is serving up a bunch of deals on smart products. I would have been happy with cake, but hey, bargains will do just fine. One of the celebratory tech deals is what you see above—Amazon's Fire TV Stick Lite with Alexa Voice Remote Lite for $17.99 (save 40 percent). It is an inexpensive streaming dongle with HDMI pass-through for Dolby Atmos audio. This Lite variant... Read more...
The Motorola Razr 5G is one of the most distinctive smartphones currently available on the market. Motorola announced the smartphone back in early September as the follow-up to the trouble-prone first-generation Razr that launched in early 2020. The biggest change with this new model is the arrival of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 SoC, which of course affords the smartphone 5G connectivity. However, if you chose to purchase the smartphone from Amazon in recent weeks, you might have noticed that the smartphone came unsealed and with fingerprints all over it. You definitely wouldn't expect your brand-new $1,399 smartphone to come unsealed, and would rightfully assume that either Amazon... Read more...
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