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Get the iRobot Roomba 670 for $100 off at Walmart

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Vroom!
Vroom!

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While some household chores can be taken care of occasionally or even on a weekly basis, vacuuming is one of those tasks that feels never finished. Probably because almost as soon as we finish, we’re back to walking all over our nice clean floor. Point being—ain’t nobody got time to constantly haul out the vacuum every time someone forgets to take their shoes off, or the cat decides to hang out in the living room. Hence why you get an iRobot Roomba 670—which is now on sale for $100 off at Walmart, thanks to an extended Black Friday sale. 

The iRobot Roomba 670 is the newest of the 600 series super-popular robot models, and the tool that’s gonna remove the hassle factor from your daily cleaning routine.

Once connected to Wi-Fi, you’ll have the power to control your Roomba straight from your smartphone. Out and about, yet need to make sure the floor is vacuumed up before company arrives later? Easy—schedule a cleaning from your phone, no matter where you are. Need to do a quick clean while relaxing at home? The Roomba is also compatible with any Alexa-enabled device or Google Assistant, so simply tell Alexa or Google to start or stop your robot, as you chill on the couch. 

The iRobot Roomba 670 features dual multi-surface brushes, making it the only leading robot brand with two main cleaning brushes; one to loosen dirt, and the other to pick it up. It even has Dirt Detect sensors, which recognize concentrated areas of dirt in high-traffic areas of your home. Say goodbye to whatever pet hair, dirt, dust and debris that’s found its way to your den carpet.

Once it starts doing its job, don’t feel the need to keep an eye on it or put up a baby gate to block it from the stairs. Using a full suite of smart sensors, the Roomba robot vacuum makes more than 60 decisions per second to adapt to your home and help thoroughly clean your floors, and even has Cliff Detect sensors avoid stairs and other drop-offs.

If “passive cleaning” is a thing, the Roomba 670 has dominated the scene. The only thing easier than keeping a clean floor is hopping on this deal that’ll save you a full hundred bucks on this little wonder. Normally priced at $294, you can snag one of these puppies for just $194 at Walmart while the deal lasts. Hop on it here.

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The Google Home Mini is on sale for $25 at Walmart, but you better hurry

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The battle of the mini smart speakers continues this Black Friday and sell-out possibilities are high.
The battle of the mini smart speakers continues this Black Friday and sell-out possibilities are high.

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Googling a question you don’t know the answer to is just about as second nature as flinching when something’s flying at your face. 

So if you could give the gift of hands-free Google anytime, anywhere in the house, why wouldn’t you? The Google Home Mini is only $25 at Walmart for Black Friday, which is basically half off. If that’s not the best stocking stuffer idea you’ve ever heard, we don’t know what is.

SEE ALSO: All the best Black Friday 2018 sales, right in one place

The Google Home Mini brings hands-free help to any room in the house, and has the ability to connect to over 5,000 smart devices from 150 brands for homes that are all about that life. We’ve also heard that Google Assistant is actually a slightly smarter alternative to the Echo Dot, out-answering Alexa on tons of frequently asked questions. (But hey — like some people are just always going to be iPhone people, some people are just always going to be Amazon people. If you’re that person, the Echo Dot is on sale for $24 at Target today while it’s waiting to get restocked on Amazon.)

Regularly $49, you can take nearly 50% off and get the Google Assistant for you or anyone on your gifting list for $25 today. But act fast — hungry Black Friday shoppers won’t let this stay in stock for long.

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Best Black Friday deals at Walmart: Xbox One S, Instant Pot, iPad, and Samsung TVs

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year — for deals!

Black Friday is upon us, and ya’ll knew Walmart was gonna give us reason to hold onto our turkey leg hats as we dive after some of the best deals.    

Feeding right into our gadget-loving hearts, we see plenty of worthwhile snags in the tech department (hint: now’s definitely a good time to be in the market for a gaming system or TV.) There are also some great steals on everything from home goods and appliances, to kids toys and so much more.  

SEE ALSO: All the best Black Friday 2018 sales, right in one place

To make sure you don’t miss a thing, we’re rounding up the best of the best bargains Walmart is throwing at us this year. 

Not the waiting type? Is just the thought of sitting on your computer on Black Friday thirsting for deals against thousands of other grabby online shoppers giving you anxiety? 

Good news: there are a bunch of early deals that you can take advantage of right now, if you’re looking to beat the rush. 

Check out all of the best Walmart Black Friday deals below (and make sure to keep checking back, as we’ll keep updating as deals become available):

Early Black Friday Deals

Laptops, tablets, and monitors:

Gaming systems:

TVs on sale: 

Deals starting on Black Friday

TVs:

Laptops and tablets: 

Security systems:

Fitness watches: 

Headphones and wireless speakers:

Prepaid phones for sale: 

Phone cases:

Gaming deals:

Toys and drones: 

Vacuums for sale: 

Small kitchen appliances: 

Home items for sale: 


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If you’re going to buy an enormous TV, you better get one on sale for $1,000 off

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Go from living room to movie theatre for less than $800.
Go from living room to movie theatre for less than $800.

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We’ve been talking a lot (okay, nonstop) about Black Friday this week, but we can’t help it — early Black Friday deals are just too exciting to pass up. But we’re about to do you one better. 

This 75-inch 4K TV from Sceptre is on sale for an insane $1,000 off today, slashing the price to just $799.99. And there you have it, folks: A discount so good that most Black Friday sales can’t even match it. Bada bing bada boom.

SEE ALSO: All the best Black Friday 2018 sales, right in one place

Most 75-inch 4K TVs from the big guys (you know, the Samsungs and LGs of the world) go for $1,500 or more — and on a good day, might go on sale for $1,200. Getting a 75-inch 4K TV for a measly $799.99 seems like a dream, but we’re just gonna go with it.

This Sceptre model (U750CV-U) sees a dazzling 2160p resolution and 60Hz refresh rate, all surrounded by eight million pixels working to bring your content to life (that’s four times the number of pixels that regular full HD gets, just saying). It’s not a smart TV, so keep that in mind if you’re an avid binger — but if you’re a cord cutter with a Fire TV Stick or Roku stick, you’ll be golden. You can also connect your phone or tablet through the Mobile HD Link if you really want to browse apps. 

Walmart customer James writes:

“My 64″ Samsung Plasma was breeding vertical lines only after 2 years of use. This 75″ spectre is an amazing value. I have it mounted above my fire place and the viewing angles are terrific! Can see a bright clear picture no matter where you are in the room even directly below it. Using a fire tv to watch 4k content from netflix shows a great picture! I only wish I had bought 2!”

Take advantage of this no frills price while you can — because selling out is almost guaranteed. Regularly $1,799.99, you can save $1,000 and get the 75-inch Sceptre for $799.99. Also, if you’re a first-time Walmart shopper, use the promo code Ellen10 to save an extra $10. (Every little bit counts, right?)

Ford self-driving cars shift from pizza delivery to Walmart order pickup

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Ford teamed up with Domino’s last year to test out self-driving cars for pizza delivery. And while a hot cheesy pie is certainly delicious, the autonomous technology is now being put to even better use.

On Wednesday, Ford announced that it is now using Postmates delivery service to bring Walmart products to customers’ homes via self-driving Ford vehicles. Ford and Walmart already partner with the delivery service Postmates, making it a smoother (and more obvious) collaboration. Ford works with Argo AI to power the self-driving part of the car.

Starting in the Miami area, where Domino’s is still testing autonomous pizza delivery and Ford has developed a urban self-driving car proving ground, the service will kick off with Walmart employees putting groceries into the car. The self-driving car then takes the bagged items to its destination, wherever someone who ordered items from the Walmart, Postmates, or other delivery app can come out and grab the bags from the trunk. 

The cars are clearly marked as Ford self-driving cars as well as “research” vehicles.

A touchscreen on the car window provides instructions and gives access to the trunk. As it’s still in testing, a safety driver will be in the front seat, so don’t expect to see driverless cars roaming around with your groceries.

In a blog post, Ford said by the end of this year autonomous Walmart deliveries will expand to 100 regions in the U.S. at 800 Walmart stores. In 2019, Ford says at least 1,600 Walmart stores will offer self-driving deliveries.

Humans haven't been entirely replaced yet.

Humans haven’t been entirely replaced yet.

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Walmart never shies away from new technology at its stores. It’s previously experimented with a self-serve kiosk, self-driving floor scrubbers, and AI-powered shopping apps. Back in July, Walmart partnered with Waymo, Google’s self-driving car company, for Phoenix users to get autonomous rides to the store to pick up pre-ordered groceries.

While taking a self-driving car to the store is something decidedly different, self-driving grocery delivery isn’t new. Kroger and Nuro kicked things off, and AutoX offers a digital grocery shopping experience delivered by autonomous vehicle in the San Jose, California area.

Ford plans to have a self-driving car service in 2021, but until then it continues to partner with companies to bring users food, groceries, and other products. 

Why go to the store when a robot car can bring everything to you?

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