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Currys best deals – Huge savings on Apple MacBook, SONOS speakers and 4K TVs REVEALED

Currys have announced some great money saving deals on top tech and discount codes with just over a week left of shopping before Christmas. The electrical retailer has revealed a range of deals which include savings on Apple MacBook laptops, SONOS speakers and 4K TVs. Currys have slashed the price of Apple’s popular MacBook Air to just under £800. There’s even more money to be saved if you have an old device to trade-in with Currys offering up to £250 off when you hand in any MacBook, iPad or Apple…

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Google Home Max review – CNET

The Google Home Max is not the first smart speaker to aim for better audio quality, but it sounds better than any of the ones I’ve heard. And at twice the price of my favorite, the Sonos One ($199.00 at Amazon.com), I’d expect nothing less. Like the cheaper Google Home ($79.00 at Walmart) or Home Mini ($49.00 at Dell Home), the Max builds in Google Assistant, the search giant’s voice-operated digital concierge. Just say “OK Google” out loud and stuff happens — and the Max is great at listening, even…

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12 deals from CNET’s Holiday Buyer’s Guide – CNET

The holidays are upon us! And that means you’ve got gifts to buy and questions that need answers — and the clock is ticking! Now Playing: Watch this: CNET’s Holiday Buyers Guide The CNET Holiday Buyer’s Guide embedded above was recorded on Dec. 14 in our New York City studio. Watch it again to hear buying advice and last-minute gift tips from Jeff Bakalar, Bridget Carey and Iyaz Akhtar, as well as exclusive holiday deals from CNET’s resident Cheapskate, Rick Broida.  A recap of those deals follows. Note that the bargains are in effect until…

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Build a cheap computer for your kids with Kano OS and a Raspberry Pi – CNET

Kano is a platform that’s designed to teach kids how to build a computer, what every part of a circuit board does, and finally how to code apps or games. The platform is available in predesigned kits made for kids. Now Playing: Watch this: Raspberry Pi projects Kano’s computer kits are attractive simply because each one includes the core of what you need to get started with the kid-friendly platform. The basic kit includes a Bluetooth keyboard with touchpad and all necessary cables. The Computer Kit Complete includes a 10.1-inch…

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Apple iMac Pro Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

I admit it: I didn’t think it could be done.  When I heard the specs for the new iMac Pro, my immediate reaction was, “that’s going to need liquid-nitrogen cooling for the 18-core model.” After all, the 16-core AMD Threadripper I’ve been testing has been known to hit as high as 200 degrees Fahrenheit (93 degrees Celsius) when maxing out all cores on a 3D render, and that’s in a roomy Alienware Area-51 desktop with plenty of airflow. So when Apple’s 10-core Xeon W model didn’t break a sweat on a…

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How to make phone calls on your Mac – CNET

Screenshot by Matt Elliott/CNET Thanks to Apple’s Continuity feature, you can start tasks on your iPhone and then pick them up on your Mac and vice versa, from handing off documents and long-form articles to sending and receiving emails, texts and phone calls. Making and receiving calls from your Mac can save you from having to get up to retrieve your phone and can be especially convenient if you have a headset with a microphone. Without a headset, you’ll need to rely on your Mac’s built-in microphone and speakers. Either…

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Bang & Olufsen BeoVision Eclipse Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

Bang & Olufsen’s 65-inch BeoVision OLED TV retails for around $15,000.  David Carnoy/CNET LG’s C7 65-inch OLED TV costs around $2,700. For a lot of people, that’s a lot of money to spend on a TV, even if does have the best picture quality we’ve seen in a TV this year. But you can spend more — or in the case of Bang & Olufsen’s 65-inch BeoVision Eclipse, a lot more. Available in 55- and 65-inch versions, the Eclipse costs $10,990 (£8,290) and $15,990 (£11,590), respectively. Directly converted, that’s about…

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Amazon Echo UPDATE – Alexa gets new music alarms feature, here’s how it works

Amazon has given Echo and Echo Dot users a big boost ahead of Christmas after announcing that Alexa has been updated to support music alarms. Instead of just asking Alexa to set an alarm for you, you can now request certain songs, playlists, artists or genres are played at a specific time. The new music alarm feature went live on Amazon Echos and any Alexa devices on Monday. The feature pulls music for your alarm from a number of supported services such as Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora and TuneIn. You…

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Apple’s pushing into gyms with GymKit: What you need to know – CNET

GymKit can tap-to-pair with fitness machines. Its display mirrors the Apple Watch. Sarah Tew/CNET Apple just made connecting to treadmills and ellipticals as easy as tapping your Apple Watch on a piece of gym equipment. GymKit, a feature built into WatchOS 4.1, enables seamless tap-to-connect tech. It’s like CarPlay, but for fitness machines. Apple announced GymKit as a feature for Apple Watch back in June at its WWDC keynote, promising it would arrive this year. It’s just now becoming available. I tried it, and it’s great. But it’s only rolling out at one…

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