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Elon Musk just renamed SpaceX’s Big F** Rocket

BFR, the monster rocket that will cost SpaceX roughly $5 billion to develop, has a new name. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted late Monday night that he has renamed the company&...

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The WT2 in-ear translator arrives in January, with real-time feedback coming soon

Timekettle was eager to show us the progress it’s made on the WT2 since it first showed us its wearable translation device at TechCrunch Shenzhen, this time last year. Unlik...

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Elon Musk readies Starship for interplanetary trip - CNET

It was originally called the Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR...

CNET

California is using war-zone DNA tests to identify fire victims - CNET

It will cut the process from weeks down to just two hours...

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Best Black Friday 2018 phone deals - CNET

Black Friday is often the best time during the year to buy a phone. Check out the best savings we found for the latest iPhones, Galaxy phones, Pixel phones and more...

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‘Generally amoral’: Facebook’s 6 million advertisers will keep it afloat no matter the scandal

While Facebook’s stock price is at a low from the last year, advertisers say they’re still seeing worthwhile returns on their investments. The post ‘Gen...

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‘Thinking along the wrong trajectory’: Digital media mergers won’t solve the duopoly problem

BuzzFeed, Group Nine Media and other big digital publishers are floating the idea of merging to get better terms from Google and Facebook. It won't work. The post...

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Retail Briefing: The North Face takes a stab at a ‘retail lab’

The North Face has thousands of retail outlets across the world, but right now, all eyes are on just one. The post Retail Briefing: The North Face takes a stab at a &a...

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The buzz around blockchain as antidote to digital media’s ills is fading

Blockchain proved to be far more complicated than the ad industry and now disillusionment has set in. The post The buzz around blockchain as antidote to digital media&...

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Walmart rolls out a virtual ‘toy lab’ to demo new holiday toy product lineup

Walmart is rolling out immersive to videos to hook prospective customers and learn more about them. The post Walmart rolls out a virtual ‘toy lab&amp...

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Quartz forms Quartz AI Studio with $250k grant from Knight Foundation

Backed by a Knight Foundation grant, Quartz's two-person AI team plans to collaborate with other publishers for half of the stories it will produce. The post Quar...

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Ivanka Trump 'was the worst offender in the White House': Ivanka reportedly discussed government affairs using her personal email address

White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump reportedly sent numerous emails related to internal government affairs using her personal email address. The first daughter is believ...

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Pictar Pro makes your phone feel more like a premium camera - CNET

It even adds a viewfinder...

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Read the mud-slinging pitches Facebook’s PR firm sent us

Facebook’s latest PR crisis has cast a lurid spotlight on a GOP-led publicity firm called Definers Public Affairs, after a New York Times investigation reve...

Techcrunch

Xiaomi gobbles up selfie phone brand Meitu as revenue jumps 49%

Xiaomi is diversifying into a new range of phones as the Chinese smartphone maker announced impressive growth with its latest financials. The company announced it will take o...

Techcrunch

Norwegian Company Plans To Power Their Cruise Ships With Dead Fish

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Waste fish parts will be used to power ships in a new initiative to use green energy for polluting cruise liners. The le...

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A closer look at HTC’s blockchain phone, the Exodus 1

The Exodus 1 didn’t make its global debut on stage at TechCrunch Shenzhen. That was the plan, but stuff, as the saying goes, happens. It simply didn’t make its way from Ho...

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Lowes Black Friday 2018 deals: $25 Google Home Mini bundle, $70 off Nest products coming soon - CNET

There's serious discounts on Nest gear, plus a Google Home Hub for $100...

CNET

One billion 3D views and counting

Alice Lloyd George Contributor Alice Lloyd George is an investor at RRE Ventures and the host of Flux, a series of podcast conversations with leaders in frontier technology. M...

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Lamborghini boss Domenicali teases the idea of a new Espada - Roadshow

Now that Lamborghini has all this SUV money, could we see a return of the brand to the hyper-grand-touring 2+2 market?...

CNET

Half-Life Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Fan-Made 'Black Mesa: Xen' Trailer

On Monday, developer Crowbar Collective released the first trailer for Black Mesa: Xen, the final act of its long running remake of Valve's 1998 game Half-Life, w...

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Black Friday ads 2018: The full ads and best deals from Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target and more - CNET

Want the unedited, full deal posts from the biggest retailers? Here they are -- along with when each sale starts...

CNET

Ivanka Trump Used Personal Account For Emails About Government Business

The Washington Post is reporting that Ivanka Trump used a personal email account to send hundreds of emails last year to White House aids, Cabinet officials and her assistants...

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Best Black Friday deals for phones - CNET

Black Friday is often the best time during the year to buy a phone. Check out the best savings we found for the latest iPhones, Galaxy phones, Pixel phones and more...

CNET

The top 5 startups paving the way for transportation and logistics within digital freight services, warehouse robotics, AI, last-mile delivery robotics, and self-driving cars

Artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and self-driving technology are helping the transportation and logistics industry finally transform by cutting costs, optimizing deliv...

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In 'Digital India,' Government Hands Out Free Phones To Win Votes

Forget the old American campaign slogan of a chicken in every pot, or the Indian politician's common pledge to put rice in every bowl. The New York Times reports:...

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The cloud computing market is set to double to $116 billion by 2021 — and it's probably only good news for Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Alibaba (AMZN, GOOGL, MSFT, BABA)

The cloud computing market should continue to grow at a rapid pace in coming years, Goldman Sachs said in a new report. But the market is already dominated by four big firms...

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A Tesla forum user was mistakenly given access to 1.5 million accounts - Roadshow

The user, Daniel Eleff, reported the error to Tesla, and no evidence of misuse was found during an internal audit...

CNET

First ever drone-delivered kidney is no worse for wear

Drone delivery really only seems practical for two things: take-out and organ transplants. Both are relatively light and also extremely time sensitive. Well, experiments in fl...

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Here's how Apple's new $1,000 iPhone XS compares to last year's iPhone X (AAPL)

Every fall, Apple introduces new iPhones. And every fall, many iPhone users wonder: should I upgrade?  This year was, in Apple parlance, an "S ye...

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Walmart's Jet.com has leaked its Black Friday deals — they include discounts on Bose headphones and the Fitbit Versa

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The latest scandals at Facebook will hurt morale and make it harder to hire during this critical moment, insiders say (FB)

Facebook's latest scandals will hurt hiring efforts and damage employee morale, insiders say. A recent New York Times report exposed how senior leadership tried t...

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New Experimental Lockheed Supersonic Jet Starts Production

Lockheed Martin's X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology aircraft is officially in "the manufacturing phase," bringing the company &qu...

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Would you buy a handbag from Plada or Loius Vuitton?

From fake shops to copycat products, firms around the world are losing billions to copyright theft...

BBC Technology

Black Friday 2018 phone deals: Free OnePlus 6T now, LG V40 with free $500 TV, Moto G6 for $200 - CNET

Some of these sales are already live; others are still around the bend...

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More countries join 'grand committee' seeking Mark Zuckerberg's participation - CNET

They want the Facebook CEO to participate via video link if he can't be in London on Nov. 27...

CNET

Chromecasts now support multi-room music playback

Chromecasts can now be used to play music in sync across multiple rooms and devices. Engadget reports that an update rolling out today allows Chromecasts to be added to...

The Verge

iHeartMedia to acquire radio adtech company Jelli

Radio giant iHeartMedia announced today that it’s reached an agreement to acquire Jelli, a company bringing programmatic ad-buying to radio broadcasters. In...

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Black Friday 2018 Galaxy deals: Free Galaxy S9, $600 Note 9, $300 gift card, $5 monthly plan - CNET

Some of these deals from Amazon, Target and your carrier are already on...

CNET

Best dating apps of 2018 - CNET

Ready to jump into the world of online dating apps? Here's the best place to start...

CNET

Half-Life turns 20, and we all feel very old

The only thing that's crazier than the fact that Half-Life was released exactly 20 years ago is that I wrote up its 10th anniversary on this very website... well,...

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You can get Amazon's newest Echo Dot and 3 months of Amazon Music Unlimited for less than $5 right now — here's how (AMZN)

Amazon is offering the newest version of the Echo Dot for $1 to new subscribers of Amazon Music Unlimited. Amazon Music Unlimited is currently $0.99 a month for the next thr...

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It looks like Amazon ended a deal for a new Echo Dot for $1 after only a few hours (AMZN)

Amazon was offering the newest version of the Echo Dot for $1 to new subscribers of Amazon Music Unlimited. The deal lasted for a few hours, but appears to ha...

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Russia Wants DNC Hack Lawsuit Thrown Out, Citing International Conventions

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: The Russian Federation has responded to a lawsuit filed by the Democratic National Committee and has requested the overseeing c...

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NASA 'will eventually' retire its new mega-rocket if SpaceX, Blue Origin can safely launch their own powerful rockets

NASA is building a super-heavy-lift rocket called the Space Launch System to send astronauts back to the moon. The SLS program has seen multiple delays and cost overruns, an...

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Amazon is running a rare sale on V-Moda wireless headphones — save $50 on a pair today only

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NASA 'will eventually retire' its new mega-rocket if SpaceX, Blue Origin can safely launch their own powerful rockets

NASA is building a super-heavy-lift rocket called the Space Launch System to send astronauts back to the moon. The SLS program has seen multiple delays and cost overruns, an...

Business Insider Tech

Apple really wants you to think the iPad Pro is a computer

Apple insists that the iPad Pro is a computer — not just a tablet. In its new advertisement for the iPad Pro, Apple says the device “can be your next computer,” is...

The Verge

Ticketmaster and Fanatics link up to sell merch and tickets on each others’ platforms

In a blockbuster deal for Fanatics and Ticketmaster, the two companies have agreed to sell verified tickets and merchandise on each others’ sites. According...

Techcrunch

Cloud stocks take a beating

It was a stormy Monday for cloud stocks today with the general trend pointing way down. Okta stock took the biggest beating, down over 15 percent to $48.67 and even mighty Sal...

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Bitcoin drops below $5,000, hitting the lowest level in over a year - CNET

It's a fall of more than 13 percent...

CNET

Yoshua Bengio, a Grand Master of Modern AI, is Worried About Its Future

Yoshua Bengio is a grand master of modern artificial intelligence. Alongside Geoff Hinton and Yan LeCun, Bengio is famous for championing a technique known as deep learning th...

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Interest rates and fears of a mounting trade war send tech stocks lower

Shares of technology companies were battered in today’s trading as fears of an increasing trade war between the U.S. and China and rising interest rates conv...

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Best iPhone XR cases - CNET

Need some protection for your new iPhone XR? Here's a bunch of top cases to check out, all of them compatible with wireless charging...

CNET

Online Shopping: The Complete Wired Guide

Everything you ever wanted to know about Amazon, data privacy, and those weird new register-free retail stores...

Wired

Uber insiders describe infighting and questionable decisions before its self-driving car killed a pedestrian

On March 18 one of Uber's self-driving cars killed a pedestrian, the first pedestrian fatality involving a self-driving car. As Uber prepares to return its cars t...

Business Insider Tech

Inside Uber before its self-driving car killed a pedestrian: sources describe infighting, "perverse" incentives, and questionable decisions

On March 18 one of Uber's self-driving cars killed a pedestrian, the first pedestrian fatality involving a self-driving car. As Uber prepares to return its cars t...

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Google Patents Motorized, Omnidirectional VR Sneakers

Google has patented motorized, omnidirectional virtual-reality sneakers that may solve the "limited space" problem associated with the interactive co...

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What it's like to use the Anova Nano, a $75 sous vide machine that's designed to cook restaurant-quality meals at home

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase...

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Newegg Black Friday 2018 deals: E-WIN Flash XL Series gaming chair $425 off, $140 Nvidia Shield live now, LG gaming monitor for $450 coming soon - CNET

From motherboards to scarves for your mother, Newegg brings it for 2018...

CNET

A dedicated group of 'Fallout 76' players crashed the game's server with a trio of nuclear explosions

Released on November 14th, "Fallout 76" is the latest game in the series of post-apocalyptic first-person shooters. The world of "Fallou...

Business Insider Tech

Taylor Swift's new record deal spins a win for Universal Music artists - CNET

The deal would bring dollars from any sale of Spotify shares to more artists' pockets...

CNET

Instagram will soon start cracking down on accounts that use third-party apps to dole out fake likes and followers (FB)

Instagram is cracking down on accounts that use third-party apps to dole out fake likes and follows, the company announced Monday. Using machine learning tools, the photo-sh...

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THE AUTONOMOUS TRUCKING REPORT: How self-driving technology is disrupting the way goods are delivered and creating opportunities for retailers and shipping firms

This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. Truckin...

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Hackers Hit Make-A-Wish Website With Cryptojacking Scheme

Cryptojacking officially knows no bounds...

Wired

Bitcoin Falls Below $5,000 For First Time Since October 2017

The value of Bitcoin has hit a new low of $4,951, bringing the total value of all Bitcoin in existence to below $87 billion. Much of the turmoil can be attributed to the split...

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The best Black Friday 2018 deal on the PS4 Spider-Man bundle - CNET

Several stores are offering this great bundle for $200, but there's one that has all the others beat...

CNET

Inside Uber before its self-driving car killed a pedestrian: Sources describe infighting, 'perverse' incentives, and questionable decisions

On March 18 one of Uber's self-driving cars killed a pedestrian, the first pedestrian fatality involving a self-driving car. As Uber prepares to return its cars t...

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Uber insiders describe questionable decisions before its self-driving car killed a pedestrian

On March 18 one of Uber's self-driving cars killed a pedestrian, the first pedestrian fatality involving a self-driving car. As Uber prepares to return its cars t...

Business Insider Tech

Best Black Friday 2018 deals at Staples: $90 Amazon Fire HD and $580 Lenovo Flex live now, $24 Echo Dot, $99 Google Home Hub coming soon - CNET

Everything from cheap laptops and tablets to the new Google Home Hub...

CNET

Bank of America's CMO breaks down its new rebrand, including its biggest logo change in 20 years

Bank of America has kicked off a campaign to tout its new brand positioning and logo. The brand refresh comes five years after the company launched a brand overhaul in 2013...

Business Insider Tech

Move over Le Creuset? A new cookware startup founded by and for millennials is getting down to business

Sometimes, it’s hard to imagine a product or industry that a new e-commerce startup hasn’t tried to remake already, from slippers to mat...

Techcrunch

One photo reveals how Amazon's headquarters can massively shape a city — and hints at the potential impact of HQ2 (AMZN)

Amazon employees flying Delta and Alaska Airlines have their own special check-in lanes at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The perk is just one of many that Amazon emp...

Business Insider Tech

Black Friday 2018 deals at Best Buy: TVs, Sonos, Google -- and the best HomePod price ever - CNET

The original big box tech retailer busts out the bargains for the biggest sale day of the season, and some of them are available now...

CNET

Today in brighter crypto news: SEC says tokens are securities

Crypto news got a little boost last week after a dark month of crashes, stablecoins, and birthdays. The SEC ruled that two ICO issuers, CarrierEQ Inc. and Paragon Coin Inc., w...

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Apple charges a ton of money for built-in storage — here's how to get around it (AAPL)

Apple charges a lot of money to add more built-in storage to devices like iPads and Mac computers. A new iPad Pro with 64 GB of storage costs $799, but moving up to 1 teraby...

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The best gaming deals this Black Friday include discounts on PS4 Slim, Xbox One X, and new games

There’s no better time to take the plunge on a new game console or finally pick up a game you’ve been reading and watching YouTube videos about for months than Black...

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Black Friday 2018 deals at Walmart: PlayStation, Xbox, iPad, Google and more - CNET

The massive discount retailer is arguably the king of Black Friday. Here are its best deals...

CNET

Facebook donates millions to fund 80 local newspaper jobs in the UK

The social network is donating £4.5 million ($6 million) to fund 80 local newspaper jobs in the U.K. over the next two years. The post Facebook donates millions to fund 80 lo...

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Southeast Asia's Digital Economy To Triple To $240 Billion By 2025, Says Google Report

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: It may sit in the shade of China and India, but tech has real growth potential in Southeast Asia. Home to a cumulative 650...

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Get off social media after a half hour and you might be happier - CNET

A new study recommends limiting your time on social media to around 30 minutes a day...

CNET

Black Friday 2018 sound bar deals available now: Vizio, Polk, Klipsch and more - CNET

Most of the best Black Friday sound bar deals we've found are available to buy right now, starting at just $110...

CNET

Elon Musk says he's open to working with Mercedes-Benz on an electric van (TSLA)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Monday via Twitter that the automaker might make an electric van and will reach out to Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, about a pote...

Business Insider Tech

Pre-Black Friday deal alert: Ring Video Doorbell 2 and Echo Dot for $140

My favorite Black Friday deals to recommend are the ones I can’t resist buying myself — and that’s exactly what happened when I saw that Best Buy is selling the Ri...

The Verge

Taylor Swift's new record deal pegs artist payouts to Spotify shares - CNET

If Universal Music Group cashes in, so do streaming artists...

CNET

Black Friday 2018 iPhone deals: Free iPhone XR, $750 off iPhone XS, free $400 iPhone X gift card - CNET

Some of the best iPhone discounts from Verizon, T-Mobile, Best Buy, Target and Walmart have already begun...

CNET

Black Friday Google Assistant deals: $119 Ecobee Smart Thermostats and $200 iRobot Roomba live now, $25 Home Mini speaker coming soon - CNET

Jump-start your holiday shopping with deals on these Google-Assistant-enabled devices...

CNET

Maryland Test Confirms Drones Can Safely Deliver Human Organs

A kidney was flown thousands of meters by a drone without incurring any damage. Reader Wave723 shares a report: When a patient who needs an organ transplantation is finally ma...

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Google Clips gets discounted to $99 pre-Black Friday - CNET

That's a 60 percent discount off its $249 retail price...

CNET

The best Black Friday 2018 deal on the Bose QuietComfort QC35 - CNET

Who's got the best price on these top-rated, rarely discounted headphones?...

CNET

Thanksgiving travel can be a nightmare — here's what time you should leave for the holiday to avoid traffic, according to Google data

Thanksgiving travel can be a headache — but the earlier you get on the road, the better, according to Google data.  Using Maps data from las...

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Best Black Friday 2018 headphone deals available now - CNET

Black Friday is nearly upon us. Here's a look at some of the top headphone deals, including ones you can get right now...

CNET

The Echo Spot is one of Amazon's most innovative Alexa devices — and it's on sale for $90 for Black Friday (AMZN)

Amazon's Echo Spot is in an unusual position in the Echo family.  It has a screen, but not one big enough for serious video-watching. It&...

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Pilots working for airlines that transport packages for Amazon are not happy — and many are considering quitting, a survey found (AMZN)

Amazon Air relies upon cargo airliners like Atlas Air and ABX Air to transport its packages. But pilots from those airlines say they're getting fed up with pay an...

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Microsoft acquires FSLogix to enhance Office 365 virtual desktop experience

Back in September, Microsoft announced a virtual desktop solution that lets customers run Office 365 and Windows 10 in the cloud. They mentioned several partners in the announ...

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Apple tanks after reportedly cutting production of its 3 newest iPhone models amid waning demand (AAPL)

Apple has cut productions orders for all three iPhone models launched in September, according to the Wall Street Journal. A handful of iPhone...

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Black Friday 2018 Galaxy deals: Free Galaxy S9, $600 Note 9, $300 gift card - CNET

Some of these deals from Amazon, Target and your carrier are already on...

CNET

There's only one really good deal on the Nintendo Switch this holiday shopping season (NTDOY)

Nintendo wont be offering any major deals on the Nintendo Switch, even though the video game console being one of the most searched for items this holiday season, The compa...

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