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Black Friday deals on headphones: Bose, Philips, Beats, Sony, Samsung, and more

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Whether you’re in the market for new headphones because your old ones are busted or you’re trying to adapt to the fact that your new phone is missing a headphone jack, this weekend is the time to buy. 

We’ve got the goods on some of the hottest Black Friday headphone deals — check them out below.

Wireless

Razer Hammerhead Earbuds — $48 ($52 off)

Beats Powerbeats3 — $160 ($40 off)

Beats Studio 2 — $160 ($220 off)

Sennheiser HD 4.40 — $99.95 ($50.01 off)

Samsung Level U Pro Wireless Headphones — $25 ($20 off)

HBQ i7 Twins True Wireless Earphones — $30 ($20 off)

Treblab RF100 Magnetic HD Noise Cancelling Earphones — $40 ($150 off)

Save more than $100 on these Philips, over-ear headphones.

Save more than $100 on these Philips, over-ear headphones.

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Over-the-ear

Bose QuietComfort — $180 ($100 off)

Philips Over-Ear — $48 ($112 off)

Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphone — $240 ($60 off)

Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones — $98 ($100 off)

Earbuds

Bose SoundTrue Ultra — $80 ($50 off)

AELEC S350 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones In-Ear Sports Earbuds — $14.69 ($9.30 off)

Samsung Gear IconX — $150 ($50 off)

FRESHeBUDS Ultra Earbuds — $50 ($100 off)

1Voice Bluetooth 100% Wirefree Earbuds — $32 ($87 off)

HomeSpot AirBeans X True Wireless Earbuds — $50 ($20 off)

For even more Black Friday shopping, check out our Black Friday Deals Tracker. We’ll be updating it all day with the best sales around the web. Good luck out there.

Check out the sweet Black Friday deals on TVs this weekend

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Black Friday is a perfect time to buy a new TV. (So. Many. Deals.)

Whether you’re binge-watching a new Netflix show, playing a game on your favorite console, or just trying to flip channels to distract yourself from your relatives visiting for the holidays, you definitely want to do it on the slickest flat screen you can get. 

You’re in luck, because there are some great deals on TVs this weekend, many of which are already live. Check them out below and follow along as we’ll be tracking all the best Black Friday deals here.

TARGET

LG 55″ 4K TruMotion 120 Smart UHD TV — $500 ($200 off)

LG® 49″ 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV  — $399 ($150 off)

BEST BUY

Sharp – 50″ Class (49.5″ Diag.) – LED – 2160p – Smart – 4K Ultra HD TV Roku TV — $180 ($320 off)

Sony – 60″ Class (60″ Diag.) – LED – 2160p – Smart – 4K Ultra HD TV — $600 ($400 off)

Toshiba – 55″ Class (54.6″ Diag.) – LED – 2160p – with Chromecast Built-in – 4K Ultra HD TV — $280 ($220 off)

Insignia™ – 50″ Class (49.5″ Diag.) – LED – 2160p – Smart – 4K Ultra HD TV Roku TV — $350 ($100 off)

AMAZON

Sony XBR75X850E 75-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017 Model) — $2000 ($500 off)

Sony KD70X690E 70-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017 Model) — $1200 ($300 off)

NEWEGG

Acer XG270HU Red 27″ — $280 ($120 off)

LG 65-inch 4K Smart TV — $800 ($600 off)

SAMSUNG

Samsung 65″ Class MU8000 4K UHD TV — $1,299 ($900 off)

Samsung 55″ Class Q7F QLED 4K TV— $1,599 ($1200 off)

Samsung 49″ Class MU8000 4K UHD TV — $699 ($500 off)

Samsung 65″ Class Q7C Curved QLED 4K TV — $2600 ($1700 off)

Samsung 55″ Class MU7500 Curved 4K UHD TV — $800 ($500 off)

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Amazon drops Black Friday deals on Echo, Samsung, and Sony devices

Amazon is gearing up for Black Friday with deals on your favorite products from Sony, Samsung, Nikon, and more. 

The retail giant is also offering Amazon devices, including the Echo Dot, the Amazon Cloud Cam, the Fire HD tablet, and the Kindle at some of their lowest prices of the year. We’ve picked out the best deals for you to keep an eye on in the upcoming week.

The deals below will become available at various times between Nov. 17 and Black Friday (Nov. 24), so keep an eye on Amazon’s Black Friday page. You can also use Amazon’s mobile app to track the products you’re interested in, and receive alerts when deals go live. 

Smart Home 

Amazon Echo Dot — $30 ($20 off)

Amazon All-new Echo — $80 ($20 off)

Amazon Echo Plus — $120 ($30 off)

Amazon Cloud Cam — $100 ($20 off)

Amazon Tap — $80 ($50 off)

Opal Nugget Ice Maker — $450 ($50 off)

Samsung Home Monitoring Kit — $150 ($100 off)

Tablets

Fire 7 Kids Edition — $70 ($30 off)

Fire HD 8 Kids Edition — $90 ($40 off)

Fire HD 10 — $100 ($50 off)

Fire HD 8 — $50 ($30 off)

E-Readers

Kindle Paperwhite — $90 ($30 off)

Kindle for Kids Bundle — $70 ($30 off)

Smart TVs

Sony 75-inch 4K smart LED TV — $2000 ($500 off)

Sony 70-inch 4K smart LED TV — $1200 ($300 off)

Samsung 55-inch 4K smart TV — $900 ($300 off)

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Remote — $25 ($15 off)

Transportation

Segway Minipro 2018 Edition — $385 ($165 off)

Robots

Anki Cozmo — $150 ($30 off)

Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit — $80 ($20 off)

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Samsung, Apple, Sony, Microsoft, and more in Newegg’s killer Black Friday deals

In a market loaded with expensive phones, computers, and smart devices, lower-tier electronics are getting huge discounts this Black Friday. 

Newegg’s Black Friday deals leaked yesterday, and there are some major discounts for anyone who’s looking for new gadgets on a budget, with some products marked down by 50% or more. We picked out some of the best deals Newegg is offering for the biggest shopping day of the year. 

Gaming

Oculus Rift — $349 ($50 off)

Playstation 4 Slim — $200 ($100 off)

Xbox One S — $190 ($90 off)

Playstation VR — $300 ($100 off)

Sony Dualshock Controller for PS4 — $40 ($25)

Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller — $40 ($20)

TVs

Samsung 50-inch 4K Smart TV — $480 ($220 off)

Acer 27-inch Widescreen — $280 ($120 off)

LG 65-inch 4K Smart TV — $800 ($600 off)

Computers

ASUS 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop — $980 ($270 off)

ASUS 17.3-inch Gaming Laptop — $1250 ($250 off)

ASUS VivoBook FHD Laptop — $400 ($100 off)

ASUS Chromebook — $170 ($30 off)

ASUS 13.3-inch C300 Chromebook — $170 ($60)

ASUS 15.6″ Notebook — $390 ($40 off)

Dell Inspiron 15 — $670 ($130 off)

Dell Chromebook (Refurbished) — $100 ($100 off)

Lenovo 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop — $1300 ($500)

Lenovo IdeaPad 320 — $650 ($210 off)

Acer Aspire 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop — $540 ($160)

Acer Aspire 5 FHD Laptop — $559 ($140)

HP 250 G6 15.6-inch Notebook — $615 ($54 off)

HP Grade-A Laptop (Refurbished) — $180 ($140 off)

MacBook Air (Refurbished) — $800 ($200 off)

Audio

Klipsch Quintet V Home Theater — $210 ($30 off)

Yamaha YAS-203BL Soundbar — $149.95 ($250 off)

Sony Portable Bluetooth Speaker — $120 ($80 off)

Sony Headphones (Refurbished) — $90 ($160 off)

Rosewill NEBULA Gaming Headset — $19 ($16 off)

Plantronics 318 Gaming Headset — $8 ($32 off)

Phillips Over-Ear Headphones — $48 ($112)

Bose SoundSport Headphones — $50 ($50 off)

Bose SoundTrue In-Ear Headphones — $80 ($50 off)

Samsung Pro Wireless Headphones — $25 ($20 off)

Phones

Moto G5 Plus XT1687 — $225 ($75 off)

ZTE Blade V8 — $140 ($60 off)

Huawei Mate 9 — $400 ($100 off)

Huawei Honor 6X — $150 ($50 off)

Huawei Honor 8 Lite — $200 ($90 off)

Xiaomi Redmi 4X — $150 ($80 off)

Mice

Rosewill ION Optical Gaming Mouse — $80 ($50 off)

Rosewill Optical Gaming Mouse — $20 ($20 off)

Keyboards

Logitech Atlas Spectrum Keyboard — $50 ($80 off)

Corsair Vengeance Keyboard — $40 ($40 off)

Tablets

Huawei+Harman Kardon Mediapad — $220 ($80 off)

Huawei MateBook E — $500 ($300 off)

iPad 4 (Refurbished) — $150 ($150 off)

iPad 2 (Refurbished) — $100 ($100 off)

Wearables

Huawei Smart Watch 2 — $179 ($179 off)

Smart Home

Amazon Echo — $80 ($20 off)

EZVIZ Mini 0 HD Security Camera — $30 ($50 off)

Ultraloq UL3 BT Smart Lock — $170 ($150 off)

Sensi Wi-Fi Digital Thermostat — $89 ($40 off)

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Sony reboots Aibo with AI and extra kawaii


The rumors had it right: Sony is rebooting its robot dog, Aibo, announcing a new four-legged companion AI-powered bot incoming with the same brand name but more rounded corners and visible facial features for extra kawaii, including a pair of expressive, puppy-dog eyes.

Deep learning tech, fish-eye cameras and a series of other embedded sensors enable Aibo to detect and analyze sounds and images so that it can learn and respond to its environment and interact with its owner so it appears less, well, robotic.

Sony claims Aibo’s adaptive behavior includes being able to actively seek out its owners; detect words of praise; smiles; head and back scratches; petting, and more.

Thanks to the embedded cameras you can also instruct Aibo to take a photo for you — should you want a dog’s eye view of yourself/your home life.

“Aibo’s AI learns from interactions with its owners and develops a unique personality over time,” it writes. “Further, with its owners’ permission, aibo can collect data from these interactions, then connect to the cloud and access the knowledge accumulated from interactions between different owners and their aibo to become even more clever.”

So, basically, if you’re comfortable installing a roaming camera, microphone and location sensing device in your home that’s designed to watch your every action, listen to what you’re saying and upload all this intel to the cloud to yield new programming instructions so the device changes how it acts around you in a pantomime of intelligence — this could be the artificial pet for you.

Alternatively, you could make like Sebastian Thrun and become the proud owner of a real life puppy.

But if Aibo’s hairless lines and plastic smells are melting your heart, then prepare to shell out some serious yen: The Aibo robot itself is priced at 198,000 JPY (~$1,735) but you also need a subscription plan to connect to the cloud service that powers Aibo’s AI.

A basic three-year subscription plan costs 2,980 JPY ($26) per month (or ~$790 if you pay up-front for the full three years).

It also looks like Sony is limiting Aibo’s release to its home market — at least for now. It’s accepting pre-orders for Aibo from today, via its website, but won’t be shipping until January according to Reuters.

Owners of the pet bot can also access an Aibo store via the companion app to shell out yet more money to buy additional tricks. Add on hardware accessories are also on the slate, such as a toy bone with a “tentative” price of ~$26.

Sony is also offering a further optional support care plan which gives Aibo owners a 50 per cent discount on repair fees in the event of malfunction or damage, and 50 per cent on “checkups and inspections”, for ~$15 per month. (Presumably that’s if you want to pretend you’re taking your pretend pet to the vet.)

Aibo’s battery is good for two hours of activity before it’ll need a recharge on its charging mat (taking three hours to be fully juiced).

Under it’s white plastic hood, the bot is powered by a 64bit Quad-Core CPU and is packing LTE and Wi-Fi:IEEE 802.11b/g/n radios for connectivity.

On the moveable parts front, the robopup has 22 degrees of freedom. While its eyes are comprised of two OLED screens, hence enabling new Aibo to have a range of puppy dog looks.

The full list of embedded sensors inside the bot are:

2 Cameras (Front camera, SLAM camera)
4 Microphones
ToF sensor
2 PSD sensors
Pressure sensitive/capacitive type touch sensor (Back sensor)
Capacitive type touch sensor (Head sensor, jaw sensor)
6 axis detection system(3 axis gyro/3 axis acceleration)×2 (Head, Torso)
Motion sensor
Light sensor
4 Paw pads

The original Aibo went on sale in 1999, with Sony going on to ship around 150,000 of the robots before production was ceased in 2006.

Speaking at a launch event for its rebooted Aibo robopup today, Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai said: “It was a difficult decision to stop the project in 2006, but we continued development in AI and robotics.

“I asked our engineers a year and a half ago to develop Aibo because I strongly believe robots capable of building loving relationships with people help realize Sony’s mission.”