The best deals we found this week: $50 off Apple AirPods and more

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The week leading up to Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day proved to be a boon for tech sales across the web. A bunch of Apple products saw deep discounts including the AirPods Pro and the latest iMac. Amazon knocked down the prices of most of…

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All the best tech deals in Best Buy’s Presidents’ Day sale

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Presidents’ Day usually brings a bunch of discounts across the web and Best Buy has already kicked off its holiday sale. It’s knocked down the prices of a bunch of tech, including laptops, video games, smartphones and more, and most of the dea…

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The best deals we found this week: $100 off the MacBook Pro M1 and more

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We saw a smattering of good deals on tech this week, including sales on Apple devices and OLED TVs. A few of the latest MacBooks with Apple’s new M1 chips are on sale while a couple of Vizio OLED TVs are hundreds of dollars off at Best Buy. Yo…

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Vizio’s rotating Dolby Atmos soundbar is $400 off ahead of Cyber Monday

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If you’re looking for a soundbar to go with your Black Friday TV, Best Buy might have a solid option. The retailer is selling Vizio’s Dolby Atmos-capable Elevate soundbar for just $600 ahead of Cyber Monday — a hefty $400 below the official $1…

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The best Black Friday tech deals that are already available

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It’s felt like Black Friday has been upon us for the past few weeks — but now we’re actually only a couple hours from the biggest shopping day of the year. 2020 has been a different year for many reasons, but retailers have continued with a tr…

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The best TV deals we could find for Black Friday

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You can drop a ton of money when you’re buying a new TV, but you don’t have to spend quite as much if you wait for the Black Friday shopping season. It’s possible to find some of the newest TVs for hundreds of dollars off, plus steep discounts…

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The best tech gifts to upgrade your home theater

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With movie theaters largely off the table and new game systems on the way it’s the perfect time to upgrade to your home theater. Whether you’re looking for a $50 stocking stuffer, a big-ticket new TV or something in between there are plenty of…

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Vizio’s latest TVs add FreeSync, 120Hz 4K gaming support

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With new game consoles just around the corner and PC GPUs delivering high-res graphics at 120fps, Vizio is rolling out an update for 2021 SmartCast-enabled TVs with its ProGaming Engine tech built-in. While Vizio mentioned HDMI 2.1 support in …

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Vizio’s rotating Dolby Atmos soundbar is now available for $1,000

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All the way back at CES, Vizio showed off a premium soundbar with channels that rotate upwards whenever it’s outputting Dolby Atmos and DTS:X encoded audio. Those speakers can blast audio off your ceiling to bolster height effects and they’ll …

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How home assistants ruined us, an explanation

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Our situation became clear when my friend ran through Trader Joe’s screaming “ALEXA WHAT TIME IS IT?” This wasn’t a cringey mockumentary comedy segment. It’s the way we live now. I’m certain San Francisco’s sea of terrified Postmates and Prime delive…

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What to buy for your new 4K TV

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It’s that time of year — the one when everyone is looking at a new TV. If you’ve picked out a brand new 4K set, then congratulations, there’s more beautiful HDR — and not-quite HDR — footage to experience than ever before. Of course, the journey d…

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Save up to $300 on Vizio soundbars with these early Black Friday deals

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If you plan to purchase a 4K TV this Black Friday or want to upgrade your existing sound system, Best Buy has discounted several Vizio soundbars ahead of next week. To start, you can get the SB46514-F6 for $700, down from $1000. This 5.1.4-cha…

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Vizio is updating SmartCast TVs to stream Disney+ via Chromecast

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Vizio is promising Android users that they’ll be able to beam Disney+ to their SmartCast TVs by the end of the year. Currently, iOS users can cast the Disney+ app to the TV using AirPlay 2. But Android users were left in the dark. Now, Vizio says it…

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Wirecutter’s best deals: Save $200 on a 13-inch MacBook Pro (2019)

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This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read Wirecutter’s continuously updated list of deals here.

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Netflix is dropping support for older Samsung smart TVs in December

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If you have an older Samsung or Vizio smart TV, you may have noticed a message from Netflix pop up on your screen. This week, Netflix began notifying customers that it will no longer support Samsung smart TVs, circa 2010 and 2011, or Vizio sma…

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Wirecutter’s best deals: Save big on Vizio P-Series F1 4K LED TVs

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This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read Wirecutter’s continuously updated list of deals here.

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Everywhere we found AirPlay 2 at CES 2019

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As is tradition, Apple was once again infamously absent at the biggest technology show of the year, CES. The company hasn’t actually stayed out of the headlines over the past week, however. Apple didn’t do any announcing of its own, but it was name-c…

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Some mobile games are listening to what children watch

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Just in time for the new season of Black Mirror, another report of a company using smartphones to listen in on users has surfaced. The New York Times reported this week that a number of apps are using software produced by a startup called Alph…

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The best audio gear to give as gifts

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Maybe there’s an audiophile on your list, or maybe you’re shopping for someone who recently acquired a new phone and could use something better than the pack-in headphones. Either way, we have a slew of recommendations in the audio gear section of ou…

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