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  1. TL;DR: As of Nov. 27, you can get the Mymanu CLIK S Translation Earbuds for just $99 instead of $220 — that's a 55% discount. Adventure beyond the tourist stops during your next international vacation. Skip the clunky translation dictionary and the unreliable browser translator and start wearing a live translator in your ear. Mymanu CLIK S is an award-winning pair of translation earbuds that could help you experience your next holiday destination in a new way. Celebrate Black Friday Weekend by getting these translation earbuds for only $99 (reg. $220). Wear 37 languages in your ear You can also jam out to your favorite tunes or listen to a podcast with these HD earbuds. They have all the services you might expect, including high-quality audio, Bluetooth 5.0, a long battery life, and a compact charging case. But with a tap of the touch controls, you can switch from music to conversation. Connect with people in their own language when you use these wearable translators. Pair your CLIK S with the MyJuno app to enable speech-to-text and text-to-speech translation in French, Norwegian, Romanian, German, Arabic, and 32 other languages. To start translating, just pick your language, then the language you want to “speak”. Keep a finger on the touch controls while you talk, then release when you’re through. A translation will appear on the MyJuno app, and it will be read aloud. To translate for someone else, just perform the same steps in reverse and get a spoken translation played right in your ear. Mymanu can translate one-on-one or in a group setting, but it can only provide text translations for multiple speakers. You can even read through the clipboard to see a log of all translations, and the app lets you save frequently used phrases. Your iPad might very well become a logbook of your travel adventures. You may even start picking up a few words on your own. The fluency you can wear Black Friday is over, but there are still some fantastic deals through the weekend. Before Cyber Monday, you can get the Mymanu CLIK S Translation Earbuds for just $99 (reg. $220). Prices subject to change. Opens in a new tab Credit: Mymanu Mymanu CLIK S Translation Earbuds (opens in a new tab) $99 at the Mashable Shop Get Deal (opens in a new tab) View the full article
  2. TL;DR: As of Nov. 27, you can get the Two Million Dollar Puzzle for just $19.99 instead of $30 — that's a 33% discount. You may not have won the PowerBall, but don't feel bad, most people don’t. There’s another game you could play that actually guarantees a prize, and it’s a bit more fun than just guessing numbers. Plus, the whole family can play. MSCHF’s Two Million Dollar Puzzle is a chance to get the family together and face a challenge with a payoff at the end. Win anywhere from $1 to $1 million when you finish your puzzle, but the only way to find out how much is to play. For one day only, the price of the Two Million Dollar Puzzle has dropped down to $19.99, so this is your chance to get a fun return on a little investment. Every puzzle is a winnerGet the family together for a game night with a twist. Start putting together a 500-piece puzzle without relying on any picture on the box. As you work, you'll start to see that it is a scannable QR code. Finish the code, scan it, and it will take you to a website to redeem your prize. Enter another code from your puzzle box to find out how much you’ve won. There are two possible million-dollar winners, but the other prizes are pretty exciting. You might win $1,000 and get a brand new mattress. You might win $10, or even $1 — but at least you had fun with the fam. Whatever you win, your prize will be paid within one to four days via digital check. Cross your fingers it has lots of zeros on it. Lottery you can actually play The lottery doesn’t guarantee a payout, but this puzzle does. For one day only on November 27 until 11:59 pm Pacific, you can get a Two Million Dollar Puzzle for just $19.99. Make sure you get it before stock runs out. No coupon needed. Prices subject to change. Opens in a new tab Credit: MSCHF Two Million Dollar Puzzle (opens in a new tab) $19.99 at the Mashable Shop Get Deal (opens in a new tab) View the full article
  3. TL;DR: As of Nov. 27, you can get the TOKK™ CAM C2+ for just $60.99 instead of $89.99 — that's a 32% discount. You may not remember everything that happened during a traffic accident, but a dash cam will. Enter the TOKK™ CAM C2+. This compact camera works as a dash camera, but it also works as a subtle body cam or a discreet home security monitor. For Black Friday, you could pick up a TOKK™ CAM for just $60.99, but usually, they go for $89. An objective viewpoint you can put almost anywhere Day or night, TOKK™ CAM can keep an eye on things for you. This 1.5-inch round camera may be small, but it creates a high-quality recording that you could even upload to the cloud. Take your pick as to how you place your camera. It has a strong magnetic backing, but you can also clip it for a quick clothing attachment and a stand for easy home positioning. Pop your Tokk on your dog’s collar to see how your pet lives while you’re at work. Or hide it on the porch if you’re worried about gift packages coming when you're not home. The flat design is subtle, so you’ll have a lot of options for where and how you hide your camera. On a single charge, this little camera could last for up to 90 minutes of recording, but that time is spread out. TOKK™ CAM has an advanced motion detector that tells it when to record. Once it starts recording, it will save files to the cloud or to a Micro SD. It will even pick up noise using a built-in microphone and don’t worry if something happens at night. TOKK’s night vision should capture it. A Black Friday deal on home, car, and personal security A discreet camera can keep an eye on things, even if you can’t. Take this Black Friday opportunity to get the TOKK™ CAM C2+ on sale for just $60.99, down 32% from $89 before Cyber Monday. Prices subject to change. Opens in a new tab Credit: Pred Technologies USA Inc. TOKK™ CAM C2+ (opens in a new tab) $60.99 at the Mashable Shop Get Deal (opens in a new tab) View the full article
  4. Ecuador will take on Senegal in a group-stage FIFA World Cup clash at the Khalifa International Stadium. The Ecuadorians will be hoping to secure three points after a clash with Netherlands on Nov. 25. Meanwhile, the Lions of Teranga will be coming from a match with Qatar. Ecuador vs Senegal kickoff timeKickoff time for the Ecuador vs. Senegal match is set for 10 a.m. ET on November 29 at the 45,000-seat venue in Doha. How to watch Ecuador vs Senegal on streaming or free TVWorld Cup 2022 fans in the U.S. have a choice of options when it comes to livestreaming games at the tournament. You can watch every game on the FOX Sports family of networks, which are the official English-language broadcast partner in the United States. The Ecuador vs. Senegal match will be shown on FS1, with broadcasters Telemundo and Universo also showing the game. Fans who prefer to use live TV streaming services have options including FuboTV, Sling TV, YouTube TV. Those looking to stream the games online in English can use the Fox Sports App for $19.99 per month. Spanish speakers can use Peacock Premium, which is $4.99 per month – however it will contain ads. Ad-free Premium Plus costs $9.99 monthly. When are the other Group A games?Teams will be hoping to get enough points in their three group-stage games to secure a spot in the knockout stages. SEE ALSO: FIFA World Cup 2022 schedule including how to watch The winner of Group A will play the runners-up in Group B, whereas the team that comes second place will play its winners. Group B contains Iran, Wales, USA and England. Sunday, Nov. 20: Qatar vs. Ecuador Monday, Nov. 21: Senegal vs. Netherlands Friday, Nov. 25: Qatar vs. Senegal Friday, Nov. 25: Netherlands vs. Ecuador Tuesday, Nov. 29: Ecuador vs. Senegal Tuesday, Nov. 29: Netherlands vs. Qatar Watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup on TV with these deals 55" Sony Bravia XR A80K Series 4K Smart TV (Opens in a new window) — $1,298.00 (List Price $1,498) 55" LG B2 Series OLED 4K HDR 120Hz Smart TV (Opens in a new window) — $996.99 50" Vizio V505-J09 4K HDR Full Array LED Smart TV (Opens in a new window) — $298.00 (List Price $358) 60" Samsung Q60B Series 4K QLED Smart TV (Opens in a new window) — $747.99 (List Price $897.99) 55" TCL 5-Series 4K UHD QLED Smart TV (Opens in a new window) — $399.99 (List Price $429.99) 55" LG UQA Series NanoCell 4K HDR Smart TV (Opens in a new window) — $496.90 (List Price $799.99) Hisense 55U8H (Opens in a new window) — $799.98 (List Price $1,099.99) View the full article
  5. Netherlands will take on Qatar in a group-stage FIFA World Cup clash at the Al Bayt Stadium. The Dutch will be hoping to secure three points after a clash with Ecuador on Nov. 25. Meanwhile, the hosts will be coming from a match with Senegal. Netherlands vs Qatar kickoff timeKickoff time for the Netherlands vs. Qatar match is set for 10 a.m. ET on November 29 at the 60,000-seat venue in Al Khor. How to watch Netherlands vs Qatar on streaming or free TVWorld Cup 2022 fans in the U.S. have a choice of options when it comes to livestreaming games at the tournament. You can watch every game on the FOX Sports family of networks, which are the official English-language broadcast partner in the United States. The Netherlands vs. Qatar match will be shown on FOX, with broadcasters Telemundo and Universo also showing the game. Fans who prefer to use live TV streaming services have options including FuboTV, Sling TV, YouTube TV. Those looking to stream the games online in English can use the Fox Sports App for $19.99 per month. Spanish speakers can use Peacock Premium, which is $4.99 per month – however it will contain ads. Ad-free Premium Plus costs $9.99 monthly. When are the other Group A games?Teams will be hoping to get enough points in their three group-stage games to secure a spot in the knockout stages. SEE ALSO: FIFA World Cup 2022 schedule including how to watch The winner of Group A will play the runners-up in Group B, whereas the team that comes second place will play its winners. Group B contains Iran, Wales, USA and England. Sunday, Nov. 20: Qatar vs. Ecuador Monday, Nov. 21: Senegal vs. Netherlands Friday, Nov. 25: Qatar vs. Senegal Friday, Nov. 25: Netherlands vs. Ecuador Tuesday, Nov. 29: Ecuador vs. Senegal Tuesday, Nov. 29: Netherlands vs. Qatar Watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup on TV with these deals 60" Samsung Q60B Series 4K QLED Smart TV (Opens in a new window) — $747.99 (List Price $897.99) 55" Sony Bravia XR A80K Series 4K Smart TV (Opens in a new window) — $1,298.00 (List Price $1,498) 55" LG B2 Series OLED 4K HDR 120Hz Smart TV (Opens in a new window) — $996.99 50" Vizio V505-J09 4K HDR Full Array LED Smart TV (Opens in a new window) — $298.00 (List Price $358) 55" LG UQA Series NanoCell 4K HDR Smart TV (Opens in a new window) — $496.90 (List Price $799.99) 55" TCL 5-Series 4K UHD QLED Smart TV (Opens in a new window) — $399.99 (List Price $429.99) Hisense 55U8H (Opens in a new window) — $799.98 (List Price $1,099.99) View the full article
  6. Iran will take on USA in a group-stage FIFA World Cup clash at the Al Thumama Stadium. The Iranian Cheetahs will be hoping to secure three points after a clash with Wales on Nov. 25. Meanwhile, the US will be coming from a match with England. USA vs Iran kickoff timeKickoff time for the Iran vs. USA match is set for 2 p.m. ET on November 29 at the 40,000-seat venue in Doha. How to watch USA vs Iran on streaming or free TVWorld Cup 2022 fans in the U.S. have a choice of options when it comes to livestreaming games at the tournament. You can watch every game on the FOX Sports family of networks, which are the official English-language broadcast partner in the United States. The Iran vs. USA match will be shown on FOX, with broadcasters Telemundo and Universo also showing the game. Fans who prefer to use live TV streaming services have options including FuboTV, Sling TV, YouTube TV. Those looking to stream the games online in English can use the Fox Sports App for $19.99 per month. Spanish speakers can use Peacock Premium, which is $4.99 per month – however it will contain ads. Ad-free Premium Plus costs $9.99 monthly. When are the other Group B games?Teams will be hoping to get enough points in their three group-stage games to secure a spot in the knockout stages. SEE ALSO: FIFA World Cup 2022 schedule including how to watch The winner of Group B will play the runners-up in Group A, whereas the team that comes second place will play its winners. Group A contains Ecuador, Netherlands, Senegal and Qatar. Monday, Nov. 21: England vs. Iran Monday, Nov. 21: USA vs. Wales Friday, Nov. 25: Wales vs. Iran Friday, Nov. 25: England vs. USA Tuesday, Nov. 29: Iran vs. USA Tuesday, Nov. 29: Wales vs. England Watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup on TV with these deals 55" Sony Bravia XR A80K Series 4K Smart TV (Opens in a new window) — $1,298.00 (List Price $1,498) 55" LG B2 Series OLED 4K HDR 120Hz Smart TV (Opens in a new window) — $996.99 50" Vizio V505-J09 4K HDR Full Array LED Smart TV (Opens in a new window) — $298.00 (List Price $358) 60" Samsung Q60B Series 4K QLED Smart TV (Opens in a new window) — $747.99 (List Price $897.99) 55" TCL 5-Series 4K UHD QLED Smart TV (Opens in a new window) — $399.99 (List Price $429.99) 55" LG UQA Series NanoCell 4K HDR Smart TV (Opens in a new window) — $496.90 (List Price $799.99) Hisense 55U8H (Opens in a new window) — $799.98 (List Price $1,099.99) View the full article
  7. Wales will take on England in a group-stage FIFA World Cup clash at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium. The Dragons will be hoping to secure three points after a clash with Iran on Nov. 25. Meanwhile, the Three Lions will be coming from a match with USA. Wales vs England kickoff timeKickoff time for the Wales vs. England match is set for 2 p.m. ET on November 29 at the 44,000-seat venue in Al Rayyan. How to watch Wales vs England on streaming or free TVWorld Cup 2022 fans in the U.S. have a choice of options when it comes to livestreaming games at the tournament. You can watch every game on the FOX Sports family of networks, which are the official English-language broadcast partner in the United States. The Wales vs. England match will be shown on FS1, with broadcasters Telemundo and Universo also showing the game. Fans who prefer to use live TV streaming services have options including FuboTV, Sling TV, YouTube TV. Those looking to stream the games online in English can use the Fox Sports App for $19.99 per month. Spanish speakers can use Peacock Premium, which is $4.99 per month – however it will contain ads. Ad-free Premium Plus costs $9.99 monthly. When are the other Group B games?Teams will be hoping to get enough points in their three group-stage games to secure a spot in the knockout stages. SEE ALSO: FIFA World Cup 2022 schedule including how to watch The winner of Group B will play the runners-up in Group A, whereas the team that comes second place will play its winners. Group A contains Ecuador, Netherlands, Senegal and Qatar. Monday, Nov. 21: England vs. Iran Monday, Nov. 21: USA vs. Wales Friday, Nov. 25: Wales vs. Iran Friday, Nov. 25: England vs. USA Tuesday, Nov. 29: Iran vs. USA Tuesday, Nov. 29: Wales vs. England Watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup on TV with these deals 55" Sony Bravia XR A80K Series 4K Smart TV (Opens in a new window) — $1,298.00 (List Price $1,498) 55" LG B2 Series OLED 4K HDR 120Hz Smart TV (Opens in a new window) — $996.99 50" Vizio V505-J09 4K HDR Full Array LED Smart TV (Opens in a new window) — $298.00 (List Price $358) 60" Samsung Q60B Series 4K QLED Smart TV (Opens in a new window) — $747.99 (List Price $897.99) 55" TCL 5-Series 4K UHD QLED Smart TV (Opens in a new window) — $399.99 (List Price $429.99) 55" LG UQA Series NanoCell 4K HDR Smart TV (Opens in a new window) — $496.90 (List Price $799.99) Hisense 55U8H (Opens in a new window) — $799.98 (List Price $1,099.99) View the full article
  8. TL;DR: The Lifetime Backup and Security Subscription Bundle is on sale for £76.23, saving you 97% on list price. Your file security and cybersecurity are both important, but they’re managed by different types of software. That’s because some of the biggest threats to your cybersecurity are from hackers breaking into websites that have your information logged. In contrast, the biggest threat to your phone’s files might be gravity. Phones don’t like being dropped. If you want to protect your data online and give your photos and important files somewhere safer to live other than your fragile hardware, then get the Lifetime Backup and Security Bundle. This two-pack contains a 10TB cloud backup and a VPN, and they’re both yours for life for £76.23. KeepSolid VPN helps protect your data across five devices whether you’re connecting at home or on public WiFi. Skip bandwidth limits and access over 500 servers in more than 80 locations around the world. Using dedicated servers for streaming sites, you could access U.S. Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Hulu, and HBO Now. Avoid throttled bandwidth from your ISP and access torrent-friendly servers for safer P2P downloading. Protect your precious photos and files on your phone, laptop, and tablet by using a file backup service with more room than Dropbox, OneDrive, and Google Drive combined. Degoo is an automated backup that puts your file behind a secure 256-bit AES encryption. Your files are even safe as they’re being backed up because Degoo takes a copy, not the original. Degoo can even check for changes to files and update accordingly. If the worst happens and you do lose or break one of your devices, just download your files to the new one and pick up where you left off. Share your uploaded files via email or link, and whether you’re cleaning out a tablet or giving yourself some file insurance in case you drop your phone, Degoo is a great pick. Give yourself two types of protection and get the Lifetime Backup and Security Bundle for £76.23. Opens in a new tab Credit: Degoo Backup Lifetime Backup and Security Subscription Bundle (opens in a new tab) £76.23 at the Mashable Shop Get Deal (opens in a new tab) View the full article
  9. Lennox's second studio album, Age/Sex/Location, was released in SeptemberView the full article
  10. If Quordle is a little too challenging today, you've come to the right place for hints. There aren't just hints here, but the whole Quordle solution. Scroll to the bottom of this page, and there it is. But are you sure you need all four answers? Maybe you just need a strategy guide. Either way, scroll down, and you'll get what you need. What is Quordle?Quordle is a five-letter word guessing game similar to Wordle, except each guess applies letters to four words at the same time. You get nine guesses instead of six to correctly guess all four words. It looks like playing four Wordle games at the same time, and that is essentially what it is. But it's not nearly as intimidating as it sounds. Is Quordle harder than Wordle?Yes, though not diabolically so. Where did Quordle come from?Amid the Wordle boom of late 2021 and early 2022, when everyone was learning to love free, in-browser, once-a-day word guessing games, creator Freddie Meyer says he took inspiration from one of the first big Wordle variations, Dordle — the one where you essentially play two Wordles at once. He took things up a notch, and released Quordle on January 30. Meyer's creation was covered in The Guardian six days later, and now, according to Meyer, it attracts millions of daily users. Today, Meyer earns modest revenue from Patreon, where dedicated Quordle fans can donate to keep their favorite puzzle game running. How is Quordle pronounced?“Kwordle.” It should rhyme with “Wordle,” and definitely should not be pronounced exactly like "curdle.” Is Quordle strategy different from Wordle?Yes and no. Your starting strategy should be the same as with Wordle. In fact, if you have a favorite Wordle opening word, there’s no reason to change that here. We suggest something rich in vowels, featuring common letters like C, R, and N. But you do you. After your first guess, however, you’ll notice things getting out of control if you play Quordle exactly like Wordle. What should I do in Quordle that I don’t do in Wordle?Solving a Wordle puzzle can famously come down to a series of single letter-change variations. If you’ve narrowed it down to “-IGHT,” you could guess “MIGHT” “NIGHT” “LIGHT” and “SIGHT” and one of those will probably be the solution — though this is also a famous way to end up losing in Wordle, particularly if you play on “hard mode.” In Quordle, however, this sort of single-letter winnowing is a deadly trap, and it hints at the important strategic difference between Wordle and Quordle: In Quordle, you can't afford to waste guesses unless you're eliminating as many letters as possible at all times. Guessing a completely random word that you already know isn't the solution, just to eliminate three or four possible letters you haven’t tried yet, is thought of as a desperate, latch-ditch move in Wordle. In Quordle, however, it's a normal part of the player's strategic toolset. Is there a way to get the answer faster?In my experience Quordle can be a slow game, sometimes dragging out longer than it would take to play Wordle four times. But a sort of blunt-force guessing approach can speed things up. The following strategy also works with Wordle if you only want the solution, and don’t care about having the fewest possible guesses: Try starting with a series of words that puts all the vowels (including Y) on the board, along with some other common letters. We've had good luck with the three words: “NOTES,” “ACRID,” and “LUMPY.” YouTuber DougMansLand suggests four words: “CANOE,” “SKIRT,” “PLUMB,” and “FUDGY.” Most of the alphabet is now eliminated, and you’ll only have the ability to make one or two wrong guesses if you use this strategy. But in most cases you’ll have all the information you need to guess the remaining words without any wrong guesses. If strategy isn't helping, and you're still stumped, here are some hints: Are there any double or triple letters in today’s Quordle words?Two words have letters occurring twice. Are any rare letters being used in today’s Quordle like Q or Z?None. What do today’s Quordle words start with?B, B, E, and C. What are the answers for today’s Quordle?Are you sure you want to know? There’s still time to turn back. OK, you asked for it. The answers are: BEGET BLARE EGRET CLOSE View the full article
  11. Sundays are made for solving just one puzzle, and yes, another Wordle is here! We're with you, here to offer some tips and tricks to help you. Our first tip to remember: The New York Times recently added a new word list and updated the rules, so now plurals ending in S or ES will never be the solution. If you'd rather have the answer to today's Wordle delivered straight, skip to the end of this article for November 27's solution revealed. Alternatively, if you prefer to do the work yourself, keep scrolling for tips, clues, and strategies to offer you a helping hand. SEE ALSO: Best 'Wordle' starting word? Step up your game today. Where did Wordle come from?Wordle was originally created by engineer Josh Wardle as a gift for his partner, but soon spread internationally. Thousands of people around the globe now play this game each day, and fans have even created alternate Wordle versions inspired by the original. This includes battle royale Squabble, music identification game Heardle, and variations like Dordle and Quordle that make you guess multiple words at once. In fact, the word puzzle game has proved so popular that the New York Times eventually bought it, and TikTok creators livestream themselves playing. What's the best Wordle starting word?Unlike a maths equation, there is no single correct answer to what the best Wordle starting word is. However, there are more strategic options, and we have plenty of ideas that can help you choose. For example, try picking a word that includes at least two different vowels, as well as some common consonants such as S, T, R, or N. What happened to the Wordle archive?The entire archive of past Wordle puzzles used to be available for anyone to enjoy when they had some spare time and no pressing responsibilities. Unfortunately it has since been taken down, which was done at the request of the New York Times according to the website's creator. SEE ALSO: Wordle-obsessed? These are the best word games to play IRL. Is Wordle getting harder?If you've been finding Wordle too easy, there is a Hard Mode you can enable to give yourself more of a challenge. But unless you activate this mode, we can assure you that Wordle isn't getting harder. Why are there two different Wordle answers some days?Usually, Wordle solutions are like Highlander: There can be only one. However occasionally the puzzle game will accept two different correct solutions on the same day, in apparent defiance of Wordle law. This aberration is due to changes the New York Times made after it acquired Wordle. The Times has since added its own updated word list, so this should happen even less frequently than before. To avoid any confusion, it's a good idea to refresh your browser before getting stuck into a new puzzle. Featured Video For You Wordle 101: The best starting words to use and why Here's a subtle hint for today's Wordle answer:To figure out today's Wordle, think upbeat...or Gilmore. Does today's Wordle answer have a double letter?There sure are. Today's Wordle is a 5-letter word that starts with...Today's Wordle starts with the letter H, and if you're having anywhere near a bad day, you might resent this word. What's the answer to Wordle today?It's your last chance to guess today's Wordle! We're finally about to reveal the solution. Are you ready? The answer to Wordle #526 is... HAPPY. Aw, isn't that nice? Wednesday Addams would hate it. Don't feel down if you didn't get it this time! There's always another day, and with it another Wordle. Come back tomorrow for more helpful clues and hints! View the full article
  12. Cara earned two Grammys and an Academy Award for her work as an actor, dancer, and musicianView the full article
  13. UPDATE: Nov. 26, 2022, 8:40 p.m. EST This story has been updated with the latest price changes and new deals for Cyber Monday. BEST MACBOOK DEAL: The MacBook Air (M2, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) updates Apple's most portable laptop in almost every way, and it's back down to its lowest price ever — $1,049 $1,199 at Amazon and Best Buy (save $150) BEST APPLE WATCH DEAL: The Apple Watch Series 7 (45mm, GPS) has an ECG sensor, a blood oxygen sensor, and 45mm of an always-on display— $309.99 $379 at Target (save $119.01) BEST AIRPODS DEAL: The AirPods Pro (first gen) with ANC lets you give the gift of peace and quiet at a reasonable price this holiday season — $159 $249 at Walmart (save $90) BEST ACCESSORY DEAL: The Beats Studio Buds offer a worthy alternative to the AirPods Pro, and they're lower than their Prime Day 2 price — $89.95 $149.95 at Amazon (save $60) BEST IPAD DEAL: The 2021 iPad Mini (WiFi, 256GB) brings portability and power in one small package — $599.49 $699 at Amazon (save $99.01) Apple is not famous for its sales — at least not through its own website and stores. Though its Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale has started, offering customers gift cards ranging from $50 to $150 with select purchases, there are better deals out there. Case in point — Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart have had Cyber Week deals going for actual weeks, offering hundreds of dollars in savings. SEE ALSO: Cyber Monday deals are already here, earlier than ever before Basically, all the good Apple deals we find from other retailers year-round are even better at the moment. For instance, the M1 MacBook Air is back down to $800 for the second time this shopping season, several Apple Watches are back down to their all-time low prices, and the new iPad Pro is $100 off. Obviously, there are a lot of deals to keep track of as we slowly reach the end of a marathon-length shopping season, but we'll keep the best Apple ones rounded up here until the bitter end. Please note: All newly added deals have been marked with a . Anything with a strikeout was either sold out or no longer available at the sale price as of this writing, but be sure to check back often — we're updating this page constantly. Mac and MacBook deals Opens in a new tab Credit: Apple Our pick: MacBook Air (M2, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) (opens in a new tab) $1,049 at Amazon (save $150) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) Why we like itCheck out our full review of the M2 MacBook Air. The 2022 MacBook Air comes at a slightly higher starting price than its 2020 counterpart, but for a few good reasons. One, it underwent a total redesign that gives it a more Pro-like look, while still maintaining the thin look the Air is known for. The keyboard is miles better than the Butterfly monstrosity, and you also get a full-sized function role. We wish its 60Hz refresh rate offered a little more, but the M2 chip gives top-of-the-line performance. And that slightly larger 13.6-inch screen and 1080p webcam make a difference. (If you're looking for more built-in storage space, the 512GB model is also at its lowest price ever.) More Mac and MacBook deals2022 MacBook Pro MacBook Pro (M2, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) — $1,149 $1,299 at Amazon (save $150) MacBook Pro (M2, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $1,349 $1,499 at Best Buy (save $150) 2022 MacBook Air MacBook Air (M2, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) — $1,049 $1,199 at Best Buy (save $150) MacBook Air (M2, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $1,299 $1,499 at Best Buy (save $200) MacBook Air (M2, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $1,349 $1,499 at Amazon (save $150) 2021 MacBook Pro (14-inch) MacBook Pro (M1 Pro, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $1,599 $1,999 at Best Buy (save $400) MacBook Pro (M1 Pro, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $1,599.99 $1,999 at Amazon (save $399.01) MacBook Pro (M1 Pro, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $1,199.99 $2,499 at Amazon (save $499.01) MacBook Pro (M1 Pro, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $2,099 $2,499 at Best Buy (save $400) 2021 MacBook Pro (16-inch) MacBook Pro (M1 Pro, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $1,999 $2,499 at Best Buy (save $500) MacBook Pro (M1 Pro, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $1,999.99 $2,499 at Amazon (save $499.01) MacBook Pro (M1 Pro, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $2,199 $2,699 at Best Buy (save $500) MacBook Pro (M1 Pro, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $2,199.99 $2,699 at Amazon (save $499.01) MacBook Pro (M1 Max, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $3,049 $3,499 at Best Buy (save $450) 2020 MacBook Air MacBook Air (M1, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) — $799 $999 at Amazon (save $200) MacBook Air (M1, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) — $799.99 $999 at Best Buy (save $199.01) iPad deals Opens in a new tab Credit: Apple Our pick: 2021 iPad Mini (WiFi, 256GB) (opens in a new tab) $549.99 at Amazon (save $99.01) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) Why we like it Check out our full review of the 2021 iPad Mini. Even with the release of iPadOS 16, let's be real — no one is really using their iPad as a complete laptop replacement. When it comes down to it, most people want a tablet to be portable, to stream shows and videos easily, maybe run some creative work, and not run out of battery quickly. The iPad Mini checks pretty much most of those boxes. For casual use, the battery does well, but the A15 Bionic chip brings the speed (you don't need an M1 or M2 chip to play games and watch YouTube). The 8.3-inch display is compact without being way too small, the USB-C charging port adds a level of convenience the iPhone would be well suited to follow, and the stereo speakers sound great. All these factors together make it clear why this tablet is a Mashable Choice pick — and a great deal to boot. More iPad dealsiPad (9th Gen) 2021 iPad (WiFi, 64GB) — $269.99 $329 at Amazon (save $59.01) iPad (10th Gen) 2022 iPad (WiFi, 64GB) — $426 $449 at Amazon (save $23) iPad Mini 2021 iPad Mini (WiFi, 64GB) — $399.99 $499 at Best Buy (save $99.01) 2021 iPad Mini (WiFi, 256GB) — $549.99 $649 at Best Buy (save $99.01) iPad Air 2022 iPad Air (WiFi, 64GB) — $549 $599 at Amazon (save $50) 2022 iPad Air (WiFi + cellular, 64GB) — $669 $749 at Amazon (save $80) 2022 iPad Air (WiFi, 256GB) — $689 $749 at Amazon (save $60) iPad Pro 2022 11-inch iPad Pro (WiFi, 128GB) — $739 $799 at Amazon (save $60) 2022 12.9-inch iPad Pro (WiFi, 128GB) — $999 $1,099 at Amazon (save $100) 2022 11-inch iPad Pro (WiFi + cellular, 1TB) — $1,613.99 $1,699 at Amazon (save $85.01) Apple Watch deals Opens in a new tab Credit: Apple Our pick: Apple Watch Series 7 (45mm, GPS) (opens in a new tab) $309.99 at Target (save $119.01) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) Why we like itIf you want to grab the latest Apple Watch with a 45mm band you'll be paying at least $379 — and that's if you catch it at its lowest price ever. Opting instead for last year's Series 7 still gets a large, bright, always-on, crack-resistant display. In terms of fitness features, you get blood oxygen and ECG sensors, as well as a heart rate monitor. You won't get the crash detection and temperature sensors of the Series 8, but if those weren't must-have features for you anyway, saving at least $70 and going for the Series 7 is the move. More Apple Watch dealsSeries 8 Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm, GPS) — $349 $399 at Amazon (save $50) Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm, GPS) — $349 $399 at Walmart (save $50) Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm, GPS) — $349.99 $399 at Target (save $49.01) Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm, GPS) — $379 $399 at Best Buy (save $20) Apple Watch Series 8 (45mm, GPS) — $379 $429 at Amazon (save $50) Apple Watch Series 8 (45mm, GPS) — $379 $429 at Walmart (save $50) Apple Watch Series 8 (45mm, GPS) — $379.99 $429 at Amazon (save $49.01) Apple Watch Series 8 (45mm, GPS) — $399 $429 at Best Buy (save $30) Series 7 Apple Watch Series 7 (45mm, GPS) — $309 $379 at Best Buy (save $70) Apple Watch Series 7 (41mm, GPS + cellular) — $339 $429 at Walmart (save $90) Apple Watch Series 7 (41mm, GPS + cellular) — $349 $429 at Amazon (save $80) Apple Watch Series 7 (45mm, GPS + cellular) — $369 $529 at Amazon (save $160) Apple Watch Series 7 (45mm, GPS + cellular) — $379.99 $529 at Target (save $149.01) Apple Watch Series 7 (45mm, GPS + cellular) — $429 $529 at Best Buy (save $100) SE (Second Gen) Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS) — $229 $249 at Amazon (save $20) Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS) — $229.99 $249 at Target (save $19.01) Apple Watch SE (44mm, GPS) — $259 $279 at Amazon (save $20) Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS + cellular) — $279 $299 at Amazon (save $20) Apple Watch SE (44mm, GPS + cellular) — $309 $329 at Amazon (save $20) Apple Watch SE (44mm, GPS + cellular) — $309.99 $329 at Target (save $19.01) SE (First Gen) Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS) — $149 $249 at Walmart (save $100) Ultra Apple Watch Ultra — $739 $799 at Best Buy (save $60) AirPods deals Opens in a new tab Credit: Apple Our pick: AirPods Pro (1st gen) (opens in a new tab) $159 at Walmart (save $90) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) Why we like themCheck out our full review of the AirPods Pro. The biggest con of Apple's noise-canceling earbuds was their price. But with a new generation out and Black Friday sales beginning, the first-gen AirPods Pro are back down to their lowest price ever at $159. With a case that gives up to 24 hours of battery life and some of the best active noise cancellation in the game, this price is hard to pass up. More AirPods dealsAirPods (2nd gen) — $79.99 $129 at Walmart (save $49.01) AirPods Pro (1st gen) — $169.99 $249 at Target (save $79.01) AirPods Pro (2nd gen) — $199.99 $249 at Amazon (save $49.01) AirPods Pro (2nd gen) — $199.99 $249 at Target (save $49.01) AirPods Max— $449 $549 at Amazon (save $100) Apple accessories deals Opens in a new tab Credit: Beats by Dre Our pick: Beats Studio Buds (opens in a new tab) $89.95 at Amazon (save $60) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) Why we like themRead our full review of the Beats Studio Buds. If you're interested in the idea of the ANC of the AirPods Pros but less interested in their price tag, the Beats Studio Buds offer a worthy alternative. The ANC might not quite match up to the Pros standard, but with 8 hours of battery life per charge (that's longer than the second-gen Pros) and impressive bass for buds, you might just find them worth the trade-off. Plus, you get more color options. More Apple accessories dealsAirTag Loop — $14.88 $29 at Amazon (save $14.12) Apple AirTag (4 pack) — $79.99 $99 (save $19.01) Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones — $99.99 $199.95 at Amazon (save $99.96) 2021 Apple TV 4K (32GB) — $79.99 $179 at Amazon (save $99.01) 2021 Apple TV 4K (64GB) — $99.99 $179 at Amazon (save $99.01) 2022 Apple TV 4K (64GB) — $123.49 $149 at Amazon (save $21.50) Beats Studio3 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones — $149.99 $349.95 at Amazon (save $199.96) Powerbeats Pro — $149.95 $249.95 at Amazon (save $100) View the full article
  14. SAVE $80: As of Nov. 26, the noise-canceling Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones are on sale at Amazon for Black Friday — save $80 off the original price, just $249. Haven't you heard? It's cool to wear big, chunky over-ear headphones wherever you go again. Forget AirPods, we're talking massive, earmuff-style headphones that'll add an extra two pounds to your noggin. But seriously, fashion aside, over-ear headphones bring a lot of perks with them that tiny earbuds just don't — namely, comfort. And with the Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones, comfort is the name of the game. Really, it's right there in the name, and so is "quiet," which brings us to the other reason these headphones rock — unrivaled noise-canceling tech. Also, they're $80 off at Amazon for Black Friday, which is sick. SEE ALSO: Shop the best Black Friday deals on headphones The Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones are fully wireless and have a great balance of sound quality, noise cancellation, and overall comfiness. The over-ear headphones can completely remove outside noise so you can truly enjoy your "me time," but they also feature an Aware Mode that allows for some ambient noise to funnel through so you can listen to your tunes and podcasts while also not accidentally falling into an open manhole (or whatever happens in cartoons). They also bring with them a 24-hour battery life, customizable EQ settings, high-fidelity audio, and comfortable earcups that you can wear all day. Join the elite over-ear club and pick up some Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones, now $80 off at Amazon for Black Friday. Opens in a new tab Credit: Bose Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones (opens in a new tab) $249 at Amazon (save $80) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) View the full article
  15. SAVE 80%: Peacock's Cyber Weekend sale brings the monthly subscription rate down to $1 per month for 12 months with the code SAVEBIG (as compared to the usual $4.99 monthly rate). That means you'll pay $12 for a year-long subscription instead of $60, netting you a savings of $48. Peacock may have the exclusive streaming rights to NOPE, but this deal it's offering is making us say YUP. Through Nov. 28, new subscribers can get a Peacock Premium subscription for just $1 a month, for up to 12 months with the code SAVEBIG. A year at the usual $4.99 monthly rate would cost you $60, but with this rate, you'll pay only $12. SEE ALSO: All the best streaming deals ahead of Cyber Monday Likely, you've spent more on lunch in the past week, and sadly, your lunch will not give you hours of entertainment over the course of a year. But movies like Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, The Black Phone, and The Big Lebowski, and shows like The Office, Yellowstone, and Love Island USA can! Peacock Premium's plan is ad-supported, meaning you will have to deal with some commercial breaks. However, it does include access live sports, making it an especially well-timed deal for FIFA World Cup fans. Unfortunately, current Peacock Premium or Peacock Plus subscribers are excluded from retroactively taking advantage of this rate. Opens in a new tab Credit: Peacock Peacock Premium subscription (12 months) (opens in a new tab) $1 per month Get Deal (opens in a new tab) View the full article
  16. “Using a machine was an error in judgment and I want to rectify it immediately” —Bob DylanView the full article
  17. SAVE $230: This Hisense 4K Fire TV features the brand's patented ULED technology, which gives a much-needed boost to color and image quality. It's also $230 off the original price for Cyber Monday, just $299.99. Not sure if you've heard, but the FIFA World Cup is currently underway, and if you plan on watching any of it, we recommend doing it on a big old 4K TV. Who wants to watch a bunch of dudes who look like blurry ants running around on some grass for multiple hours? Not us. We want that 4K image quality, baby. And now is a great time to pick up one of those fancy TVs, because Cyber Monday sales have already started. Case in point: This Hisense 4K Fire TV for $230 off the original price. Only $299.99 for a 50-inch 4K TV? We'll take that. SEE ALSO: Black Friday's best TV deals include a 75-inch Samsung model for just $560 Besides being a whole 50 inches, this TV employs Hisense's proprietary ULED technology, which helps boost colors, brightness, contrast, and overall image quality so you're watching your entertainment in its best possible light. It also features Dolby HDR, HDR10, and HDR10+ support, a Quantum Dot wide color gamut, and all the fun apps you get from an Amazon Fire TV (including that voice-controlled Alexa remote). Cheer for your World Cup team of choice in 4K — pick up a Hisense 50-inch ULED 4K Fire TV at Amazon during the Cyber Monday sale and save $230. Opens in a new tab Credit: Hisense Hisense 50-inch ULED 4K Fire TV (opens in a new tab) $299.99 at Amazon (save $230) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) View the full article
  18. The most shopped-for items or brands during Black Friday aren't that hard to guess. You could probably rattle off five without seeing a crumb of data — just based on vibes alone. TVs, Apple products, and Roombas probably came to mind, and those were top of mind for Mashable readers on Black Friday itself, too. All three of those categories ranked in the top 25 most popular items at two of the biggest Black Friday retailers: Amazon and Walmart. Other expected synchronicities included non-iRobot robot vacuums and laptops. Beneath that, however, lies one retailer-specific trend: People are more likely to ball out at Amazon while Walmart draws the bargain hunters. SEE ALSO: Black Friday deals live: Tracking Apple, Best Buy, Amazon, and more Apple stuff aside, Amazon's most sought-after TVs included pricier premium TVs (specifically the 2021 and 2022 versions of LG's flagship gaming TV, the C1 and C2) while readers shopping at Walmart went for cheap mid-size TVs, like Samsung's cheap entry-level series or onn.'s budget-friendly QLED model. Even the iRobot stans were split. All three versions of the smartest Roomba (the j7+ alone, the self-emptying j7+, and the self-emptying and mopping Combo j7+) topped Amazon's list, while Walmart's most popular was the cheapest self-emptying Roomba, the i1+. Mashable readers were also down to drop over $1,000 on Roborock's most expensive robot vac. Whether you use this information to map out a game plan for next year or simply for people-watching purposes, here are the items Mashable readers cared about most on Black Friday. Bonus: The signifies that an item is still at its Black Friday price. Just saying. Most popular items at Amazon on Black FridayLG C1 Series 65-inch OLED TV Apple AirPods Pro (2nd gen) iRobot Roomba j7+ iRobot Roomba Combo j7+ iRobot Roomba j7 Shark AV2511AE iRobot Roomba i3+ EVO iRobot Roomba i3 EVO LG C2 Series 65-inch OLED TV 2020 MacBook Air M1 (8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) iRobot Roomba 694 Roborock Q7 Max+ Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra Roborock S7 2022 13-inch MacBook Pro M2 (8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) Apple TV 4K (3rd gen) Honorable mentions in the top 25 that don't fall under the top three categories: DJI's Mavic Mini Combo and FPV Combo drones, Apple gift cards, and the 13.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Book Pro. Most popular items at Walmart on Black FridayApple AirPods Pro (1st generation) Open box bundle: Apple 13.3-inch MacBook (i5 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) Nintendo Switch with neon Joy-cons and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bundle Vizio 70-inch V-Series 4K TV LG 55-inch UP7050 4K TV Apple Watch Series 8 (GPS, 41mm) Roomba i1+ Apple AirPods with Charging Case (2nd generation) Eufy Anker RoboVac G32 Pro Acer Nitro 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop AMD Ryzen Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 onn. 70-inch 4K TV and onn. 65-inch QLED TV Xbox Series X Dyson V10 Absolute Ninja Foodi 4-in-1 Dual Zone Air Fryer (8-quart) Samsung 65-inch TU7000 4K TV Apple Watch SE (1st gen, GPS, 40mm) HP 14-inch FHD Laptop (AMD Ryzen 5, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD) Honorable mentions in the top 25 that don't fall under the top three categories: The HP LED projector with an 86-inch screen included and, of all things, tires. View the full article
  19. I think we, as a society, can all agree that every mafia movie pales in comparison to Martin Scorsese's 1973 film Goncharov. It's the blueprint. It defined a genre. It also never existed. Instead, Goncharov is an entirely made up film, communally created by users on Tumblr which then seeped into the posting and meme ecosystems of other sites like Twitter, TikTok, and Reddit. You might have scrolled right by a Goncharov praise post, not knowing that what you had just read was a deeply rich piece of Tumblr lore. I don't blame you for skipping yet another film opinion, but Goncharov is special. SEE ALSO: Oh no. There's another 'Bambi' live action in the works. And it's a horror film. The universe of Scorsese's Goncharov is still growing, too. The fake cult favorite film has now been reported on by numerous outlets, including Polygon, NBC, BuzzFeed, and even The New York Times. The official Tumblr Twitter account has acknowledged the film in several posts (spot Robert DeNiro as the titular Goncharov in the account's profile picture), and Ryan Reynolds posted about his favorite Goncharov line on his new Tumblr account. At this point, it's hard to parse what's real and what's fake — a shared internet joke, communal delusion, or the greatest experiment in community fiction writing ever known to man? Whatever it is, the Goncharov meme has gone about as far as one could possibly take it. But what's more true to the essence of a "cult movie" than one that's entirely made up by a bunch of anonymous Tumblr users and turned into a meme? https://artemis-pendragon.tumblr.com/post/701582144524419072/dare-i-say-this-is-tumblrs-greatest-bit-of-all If you're new to the Goncharov fandom or have some internet FOMO, here's a super shallow dive into the Goncharovian Lore: Goncharov's birthThe meme's origin is linked to old Tumblr lore, lining up perfectly with the social media platform's rejuvenation inspired by the revival of 2014 Tumblr aesthetics and users' apparent exodus from Twitter back to Tumblr. Some users linked Goncharov to an old image of a sneaker posted by Tumblr user "zootycoon", which was embroidered with a label that read, "The greatest mafia movie ever made. Martin Scorsese presents: Goncharov" and was accompanied by a confusing caption about an ad for a nonexistent movie. Fact check! That's an edited picture. Goncharov's true origin is as mysterious as its main character… A year of subtle Goncharov posting culminated in this week's surge in content, starting with a fan-edited poster: ballooning well beyond memes into fan posts, mood boards, fake trailers, a title score, and even entire scenes of storyboarding and scripting. The so-called "Gonch-posting" continued, and there's even an official Goncharov Lore Google Doc where you can watch the writing live. Goncharov becomes our unlikely mafia heroScorsese's Goncharov was immediately labeled as the preeminent mafia movie, in the same realm as The Godfather or Goodfellas, and subjected to the same critical film analysis. In this tale, users tell the story of our main character Goncharov (that's his last name, by the way. His first name is another layer of lore.), a former Russian mob guy who has given up the dark life to settle down with his wife Katya. While in Naples, he is forced back into organized crime and meets a new rival named Andrey aka "The Banker." There's also "sad boy" Mario, and later "Ice Pick Joe" (an American guy named Joe who kills people with an ice pick and wears an eye patch). Lastly, there's Sofia, who forms a close (romantic) bond with Katya. SEE ALSO: Tumblr will allow nudity again. Bring on the female-presenting nipples. Goncharov is canonically played by Robert De Niro, by the way, and a young Al Pacino is sometimes Mario and sometimes Andrey (depending on who you ask). https://www.tumblr.com/insertcringename/701434292318961664/this-movie-is-a-childhood-favourite-of-mine-and-i Goncharov fandom divided between the bridge scene and the bus sceneThe "resurgence" of Goncharov content also meant a deep analysis of its best scenes, characters, and hidden meanings — all created on the spot by Tumblr users and reframed as real analysis, even linking to fake film critics and academic journals. There's a bridge scene, where something big happens and a clocktower is chiming, and a boat scene, in which Katya almost dies and Sofia is there and fruit is involved. Katya tries to shoot Goncharov, reciting the famous line, "if we were truly in love, I wouldn't have missed." And at some point, there are sexually-charged anchovies and other fish. Main themes include: Being a Girlboss, Escaping the Cycle of Violence, and Sacrificial Love. It also passes the Bechdel Test. https://www.tumblr.com/haematicartwork/701662168206147584/ok-i-did-it-i-finally-watched-goncharov-1973-and Goncharov even briefly made its way onto the film review site Letterboxd (let me add it to my top 4 cowards). Goncharov is also gayDuh. In what universe would Tumblr collectively write a 1970s Scorsese mafia flick and not make it a gay love story? In fact, the subtle, read-between-the-lines romances of Goncharov and Katya have even inspired a suite of fanfiction tags on the site Archive of Our Own. https://dubiousdisco.tumblr.com/post/701492124237037568/we-dont-talk-enough-about-this Our main character's flame is, of course, his rival Andrey — talk about some great enemies-to-lovers storytelling. Just go ahead and check out this in-depth (fake) analysis of the iconic cigarette lighting scene. Ugh, the tension. There's also a second romance between Katya and Sofia. Something for everyone in Goncharov! Goncharov director speaks out on controversySome users have now brought to light that Scorsese might not be the actual director, but for now, we are ignoring that. Scorsese is our guy. Taking to TikTok through the account of his daughter Francesca Scorsese, he finally broke his silence, in a reply to a fellow TikTok user asking if Scorsese had seen the Goncharov hype. "I made that film years ago," he texted his daughter. There it is folks. Goncharov is Scorsese canon. Goncharov was real. It was real to me. View the full article
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  21. Here are the best deals for Small Business Saturday 2022: BEST FOR UNIQUE GIFTS: Save up to 60% on handmade gifts and more at Etsy BEST FOR HOME COOKS: Save 20% on colorful ceramic cookware from Caraway (available sitewide and at Amazon) BEST FOR PET PARENTS: Petcube Cam Indoor Pet and Security Camera — $29.99 $49.99 (save $20) BEST FOR BEAUTY REST: Slip Silk Queen Pillowcase — $71.20 $89.99 (save $18.79) The name of the game on Black Friday might be shopping from mega-retailers like Walmart and Target, but supporting small businesses is the way to go on Small Business Saturday. Now that Black Friday is over (although plenty of deals are still live) and Cyber Monday hasn't quite started across all the big retailers yet, we've rounded up some of the best deals to shop from small businesses. Plenty of small businesses also sell from Amazon in addition to their DTC sites and even brick-and-mortar stores, so you can enjoy the fast, reliable shipping you're used to while also shopping small. Here are a few different categories to shop small directly from Amazon this holiday season: Home and kitchen Jewelry Toys and games Handmade goods Beauty and personal care Pet supplies Electronics Clothing And now for a few of our favorite Small Biz Saturday deals: Best for pet parents Opens in a new tab Credit: Petcube Our pick: Petcube Cam Indoor Pet and Security Camera (opens in a new tab) $29.99 at Amazon (save $20) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) Why we like itLeaving your precious pet at home can be nerve-wracking, especially if they're a menace who's always getting into things. Keep an eye on them while you're away with this Petcube pet camera. It features two-way audio and video, real-time alerts, and night vision, so you can check on your furry friend any time of day or night. As of Nov. 26, it's also discounted by $20. Best for beauty rest Opens in a new tab Credit: Slip Our pick: Slip Silk Queen Pillowcase (opens in a new tab) $71.20 at Amazon (save $18.79) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) Why we like itOne of our favorite gift items, a silk pillowcase is a great unexpected gift for anyone who's into skincare or haircare. Silk pillowcases are known for absorbing less of your skin's moisture, and won't cause hair tangles through the night. You should definitely scoop one up for the beauty guru in your life. More Small Business Saturday dealsEtsy — Save up to 60% on handmade gifts and more Girlfriend Collective — Save 40% sitewide on eco-friendly athleisure and get a free gift Thousand Fell — Get 30% off eco-friendly shoes, plus get a free hat Caraway cookware — Save 20% on beautiful ceramic cookware, sitewide and at Amazon Great Jones — Score up to 50% off stylish cookware and bakeware Atlas Coffee Club — Get your first bag of coffee free, plus up to $55 off gifts Bokksu — Score an $80 gift card plus free gifts with your first purchase of this Japanese snack box subscription Birthdate Candles — Save up to 50% on these astrology-based personalized candles The Sill — Save up to 45% on plants, accessories, and gift bundles Bloomscape — Save 25% on select plants with code THANKYOU Nisolo — Take 30% off leather shoes and accessories sitewide with code GIFTS30 Machete — Save 20% sitewide on earrings, hair accessories, and more Nadaam — Save 40% on cashmere sweaters and more with code BLACKFRIDAY40 Fable Pets — Save up to 35% on trendy dog gear with code HOLIDAY2022 Wild One — Save 30% off dog leashes, harnesses, and more sitewide, plus score a free gift with any purchase View the full article
  22. As if the original animated classic wasn't heartbreakingly morbid enough, Hollywood's decided 'Bambi' needs more than one hyperrealistic version, too. Oh, and why not make one a horror movie where the animated woodland creature is a vicious killing machine? The horror revenge tale, currently titled Bambi: The Reckoning, is helmed by the same mind behind the nightmare-image filled live-action Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, Rhys Frake-Waterfield. According to Dread Central, Frake-Waterfield will be partnering with director Scott Jeffrey, who said the movie's creature design is inspired by the 2017 film The Ritual — a Netflix-distributed movie about a group of men hunted by a terrifying monster while hiking through the Swedish wilderness. SEE ALSO: How one line in 'Strange World' shows Disney is finally getting queer representation right "The film will be an incredibly dark retelling of the 1928 story we all know and love," Jeffrey told Dread Central. "Prepare for Bambi on rabies!" Disney is also working on a live-action retelling of the 1923 book and its 1942 movie adaptation, Vulture reported, but its hold on the deer was relinquished as the film moved into the public domain at the beginning of this year. Ever wanted to know what Bambi would be like if — instead of processing his grief and falling in love alongside bunny rabbits in meadows full of flowers — the orphaned animal just went beast mode and killed all the hunters? Then this one is for you, I guess. Production is set to begin in January. View the full article
  23. Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice unsealed the indictment and complaint against two alleged operators of Z-Library. Following an FBI investigation, the authorities identified Russian nationals Anton Napolsky and Valeriia Ermakova as prime suspects. The pair were arrested in Argentina and now await potential extradition to the United States. There’s little doubt that Z-Library helped to distribute millions of copyrighted books. Publishers have been aware of this for a long time and urged law enforcement to take action. While it was the US Department of Justice that ultimately took action, these large-scale operations often rely on international cooperation. In some cases this is evident; when Argentinian authorities helped to arrest the two suspects, for example. BREIN Pinpointed Z-Library Suspects Most instances of information sharing take place behind the scenes so are not immediately visible. For example, Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN indirectly contributed to the recent actions against Z-Library. Without an announcement, that’s unlikely to have seen the light of day. “The [Z-Library] investigation and action relied on multiple sources, including an extensive report by BREIN from 2020,” the anti-piracy group wrote this week. This statement piqued our interest. To find out more we reached out to the anti-piracy group to ask for more details on the report’s content. According to BREIN director Tim Kuik, the information wasn’t shared with the authorities directly. “We sent our report to relevant publishers, not directly to US authorities,” Kuik clarifies. The report is not publicly available but Kuik says it included information about several Z-Library suspects, which proved useful to US authorities. “[The report] outlined the domains and identified a number of suspects involved. We understand we were one of several sources of information. As is usual law enforcement authorities will do their own investigation before taking action,” Kuik tells us. At the time, BREIN had already taken action against Z-Library. The site was disconnected by its Dutch hosting company following a complaint from the anti-piracy group. It then relocated to another country where it continued its activities. Comeback Will Have Consequences Two years later, BREIN’s report assisted the criminal investigation that led to the prosecution of two defendants. In addition, more than 240 domain names were seized by U.S. law enforcement, effectively wiping the site from the regular ‘surface’ web. Z-Library hasn’t thrown the towel completely though. Despite some technical issues earlier this week, it remains accessible on the Tor network. In addition, it’s still operating on the peer-to-peer I2P service. How many Z-Library team members are still in place is unknown. The site published a blog post last weekend, asking authors for forgiveness, but there’s no indication that it will throw the towel. BREIN is aware of these developments and says that it’s keeping an eye on things. If Z-Library returns to the surface web, the group plans to obtain a court order to have their domains blocked by Dutch ISPs. These are tough words but they also beg a question: why doesn’t BREIN request blocking orders for other large shadow libraries right away? After all, there’s no shortage of book piracy sites. While there are no blocking requests active right now, BREIN’s director says that other book piracy sites could also be targeted in the future. “Any structurally infringing site eventually will become subject to a blocking order if it persists in its illegal activities,” Kuik adds. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more. View the full article
  24. The "internet's town square" is losing some of its billboards, as half of Twitter's top advertisers have reportedly pulled out of the social media platform after Elon Musk's acquisition. According to a report by Media Matters for America, a nonprofit media research organization and "misinformation monitor", 50 of the top 100 advertisers have fled the app in the wake of the billionaire's decision to "revamp" the site. As of Nov. 21, the brands accounted for almost "$2 billion in spending on the platform since 2020, and over $750 million in advertising in 2022 alone," adding to a general downward shift in advertising dollars. An additional seven major brands, totaling $118 million of ad spending in 2022, have significantly slowed advertising. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk says there will be three 'verified' Twitter checkmarks: blue, gold, and grey The majority of brands are what the organization has labeled "quiet quitters," pulling out or subtly reducing their ad spending without a public announcement. Others, like Chevrolet, Chipotle, Ford, Jeep, and others, have issued statements on their departure. Big brands have been reckoning with Musk's changes and controversial statements for weeks. Earlier this month, global corporate advertising agencies recommended that many of their largest clients pause spending for Twitter ads, including Omnicom Media (an agency representing big names like Apple, Mercedes-Benz, and McDonald's). Other brands, like Volkswagen, General Motors, and General Mills, also suspended all Twitter ad spending. Individuals and companies alike are leaving their accounts behind, like Broadway-beloved Playbill. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk says there will be three 'verified' Twitter checkmarks: blue, gold, and grey In a Q&A via Twitter Spaces on Nov. 9, Musk sidestepped the concerns of wary advertisers, insisting that nothing "bad" would soil the advertisements of major brands and that advertising would have heightened relevancy to users. “We all kind of work hard to make sure that there’s not bad stuff right next to an ad," Musk said. That line of thinking, obviously, has not been entirely successful. And the failed rollout of Twitter's "democratized" blue check has had an even greater impact on brand images, as impersonated accounts wreaked havoc on companies' social media presences and stock market standings. Musk's stance on the new Twitter environment has been one of complaint and blame-throwing. "A large coalition of political/social activist groups agreed not to try to kill Twitter by starving us of advertising revenue if I agreed to this condition," he tweeted. "They broke the deal." View the full article
  25. Frontman Andrew Falkous is unable to perform due to “various ear issues, tinnitus, and apparent hyperacusis”View the full article
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