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The 42 best holiday shopping deals right now: Dec. 17 update – CNET

Apple iPad for $250 ($80 off) Google Home for $80 ($50 off) Sony PlayStation 4 1TB with Star Wars Battlefront II: $250 ($50 off) Apple Watch Series 1 starting at $180 ($70 off) Beats Studio Wireless for $200 ($180 off) DJI Spark drone for $349 ($150 off) Up to $200 off the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus HP Omen gaming laptop for $850 ($250 off) Bose SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear Headphones for $70 ($60 off) Moto Z2 Play unlocked for $350 ($150 off) Motorola Z2 Force (T-Mobile) for $375 or…

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Any phone but iPhone X, according to this Sprint salesman – CNET

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. Still not the Apple of any salesperson’s eye. James Martin/CNET “You’re biased,” they said. “You’ve been to every store but a Sprint store.” When I say “they,” I mean at least two people. I couldn’t argue. I’ve paid several visits to carrier stores and Best Buy in order to learn more about how phones are sold. Sprint wasn’t one of them. Somehow, I think of Sprint as the fourth network, the one that waits to be bought. I mean,…

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Vainglory debuts new 5v5 mode at its world championships – CNET

5v5 mode will see epic team fights happening in the arena.  Super Evil Megacorp Mobile multiplayer battle-arena game Vainglory has come a long way since its debut at Apple’s iPhone 6 launch event. Though the game is currently played 3v3, come February, Vainglory is looking to shake things up with a new 5v5 mode it hopes will be as addictive as ever. Super Evil Megacorp, the company behind Vainglory, showed off the new mode at the Razer 2017 Vainglory World Championship event in Singapore, with pro players taking to the…

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Mozilla backpedals after Mr. Robot-Firefox misstep – CNET

It sounded like a good idea at Mozilla — promote computer security and privacy awareness using a tie-in with an online game from the popular Mr. Robot hacker TV series. But almost immediately, the plan started backfiring. On Wednesday, Firefox users started complaining that a cryptic extension had been installed in their browser with no explicit permission or explanation of what it does — only a description that read “MY REALITY IS DIFFERENT THAN YOURS.” People ripped into Mozilla in a Reddit discussion after one Firefox user fretted, “I have…

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Argos deals: iPhone 8 sale, Galaxy S8 offer and Apple iPad savings

Christmas is just over a week away and if you’re looking to get some last-minute shopping in Argos has some deals online. The popular high street store is currently offering money-off products including the Apple iPhone 8 and iPad as well as a Samsung Galaxy S8 offer. Argos are also selling the Apple MacbBook Air at a bargain price and have promotions on 4K TVs and consoles such as the PS4 and Nintendo Switch. Argos aren’t the only retailer that has a pre-Christmas offers available, with Currys also this weekend…

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Gaming 

PlayStation PS5 release news, Xbox One X games boost, new Nintendo reveal?

The PS5 release date has not yet been confirmed by Sony, who are still riding high with their PS4 and PS4 Pro consoles. While nothing official has been confirmed about the new gaming machine, the tech giant has gone as far as to say that there will be a followup to the popular PlayStation 4. While no one is expecting any big reveals for the PS5 in 2018, things could start getting interesting in the years following. Some analysts believe we could see major reveals from Sony and Microsoft as…

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In defense of bad Christmas movies

Get the THINK newsletter. SUBSCRIBE There is a hierarchy of canonical Christmas movies. On top, you have those that you could’ve watched with your parents and even grandparents, and may watch with your children and eventual grandchildren, like “It’s A Wonderful Life” or “Miracle on 34th Street” — classic Christmas films that deliver the warm fuzzies across the decades. Then there are the standard Christmas-themed rom-coms with A-list stars like Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker or Kate Winslet (see: “Four Christmases,” “Love Actually,” “This Christmas,” “The Family Stone”),…

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OnePlus 5T has this major advantage over the iPhone X and Google Pixel 2

The OnePlus 5T has got the Apple iPhone X, Google Pixel 2 and Samsung Galaxy S8 beat in one key department, according to one report. The OnePlus 5T is the latest slick Android device from the Chinese smartphone start-up, releasing last month with a glorious screen. The device, which is an upgrade from the OnePlus 5 that was launched in June, boasts a six inch AMOLED screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The screen on the OnePlus 5T looks like OnePlus’s take on Samsung’s Infinity Display which debuted with the…

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Apple has hidden a secret Christmas feature on your iPhone, here’s how to find it

Apple has hidden a festive Easter egg inside the App Store app on iOS. Ahead of Christmas, iPhone and iPad owners can trigger snowfall on their device within the digital store. Simply head to the Ap Store, then hit the search icon in the bottom left-hand corner. Tap to the bar at the top of the screen to kickstart a new search and type in “let it snow”. You should see snow start to fall across the screen. Shaking the iPhone or iPad will agitate the snowflakes, like an iOS-powered…

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Samsung Galaxy S9 dramatic redesign CANCELLED, source claims

TWITTER • @VENYAGESKIN1 Samsung purportedly cancelled a drastic redesign in favour of a smaller upgrade Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are tipped to launch early next year. The next-generation smartphone range will purportedly sport the same dual-camera system that debuted on the Galaxy Note 8 earlier this year. However, it sounds like Samsung had much bigger plans for its new flagship handset. According to a prolific tipster, known only by the handle @UniverseIce, claims Samsung scrapped plans for a new design after it “did not pass the test”. Samsung…

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