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Netflix's 'Jingle Jangle' is the rush of pure joy to kick off the holiday season

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In a year when the holidays don't quite feel like the holidays -- what with COVID wreaking havoc on everyday lives and treasured traditions -- Netflix's Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is here to serve up the extra dose of Christmas cheer so many of us are desperate for. And when I say extra, I do mean extra. Jingle Jangle, which hit Netflix Nov. 13, runs a perfectly reasonable two hours long, but those two hours are overstuffed in every way imaginable. There are too many concepts, too many subplots, and at least one framing device too many. The musical numbers are long, plentiful, and flashy.


Roborock's robot vacuum mops your floors too and is $100 off for Black Friday

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SAVE $100: Finally keep your floors spotless with this Roborock robot vacuum and mop, on sale for $239.99 as of Nov. 25 in an Amazon Black Friday deal. We'll say it: we're tired of cleaning. Something always seems to be a mess, and the floors are somehow constantly covered in dust and dog hair. It seems like we're in dire need of a robot vacuum to do some of the housework, and you might be too if your floors never seem to stay clean. Thankfully, Black Friday has brought us some serious deals on home cleaning, and this Roborock robot vacuum sale is no exception.


A Boston Dynamics robot dog is going to Chernobyl

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The four-legged robot'Spot' is being pegged as a replacement for humans, who carry out routine, yet risky, measurements around the contaminated Chernobyl site. The long-term goal is to have the robots help take Chernobyl apart and have it safely decommissioned.


Which of the big three smart speakers should you buy?

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If you're confused about which smart speaker to invest in, I don't blame you. There have been quite a few to hit the scene in the last few months. It's highly likely, though, that you're stuck choosing between the big three: Apple's HomePod mini, Google's Nest Audio, and Amazon's Echo. All of which are competitively priced at $99. I know... that shared price point doesn't help make the decision any easier. But beyond pricing, there are a few other things to take into consideration when choosing which smart speaker is right for you, specifically design, audio quality, connected apps, and voice assistant capabilities.


Become a better writer with a subcription to WhiteSmoke Grammar Checker

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TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to WhiteSmoke Grammar Checker is on sale for £17.95 as of Nov. 25, using the code BFSAVE40 at the checkout. You may think your grammar is great, but it's better to be safe than sorry. WhiteSmoke Grammar Checker helps you avoid silly and serious typos alike by checking your spelling, grammar, style, and punctuation as you type. The tool uses artificial intelligence algorithms to understand the meaning of your words and spot mistakes. In addition to the basics, like spelling, grammar, capitalisation, and punctuation, WhiteSmoke will comment on your sentence structure and style.


Gift yourself a break from cleaning with a robot vacuum on sale

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TL;DR: Keep your home spotless with a Cybovac E30 robot vacuum cleaner for $189.97, a 23% savings as of Nov. 24. There's nothing quite as satisfying as sitting on the couch while a robot vacuum cleans up for you. This Cybovac E30 robot vacuum has been on sale before, but now it's at an even lower price. You won't even need to enter a coupon code. The Cybovac E30 has loads of great features, including smart navigation, the ability to set cleaning zones, and an impressive 150-minute cleaning time on a single charge.


Save up to 55% with the best robot vacuum cleaner deals this Black Friday

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SAVE UP TO 55%: Amazon has dropped a wide range of robot vacuum cleaner deals for Black Friday, saving you up to 55% on list price. There are always a few products that make an impression during these major shopping events. We're talking about TVs, laptops, and consoles. Robot vacuum cleaners might not be as glamorous as console bundles and 4K TV deals, but they are popular year after year. Black Friday 2020 is no different, and Amazon has already dropped a number of impressive deals on popular brands like iRobot, Ecovacs, and Neato.


Marty the robot: Non-essential worker

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Marty was introduced by Ahold Delhaize, Stop & Shop's Netherlands-based parent company. They put these robots, which cost a whopping $35,000 each, in hundreds of Stop & Shops and other stores throughout the U.S. in 2019. The robots have been a source of problems since their arrival, but as the pandemic has reshaped the shopping experience complaints that Marty prevents proper social distancing have started to pop up. When states began issuing stay-at-home orders in March, panicked shoppers flooded stores to stock up on supplies. The robots were initially pulled off the floors to prioritize customer safety, but then gradually reintroduced over the next two months.


The new Amazon Echo is already $30 off

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SAVE $30: Save on the all-new fourth generation Amazon Echo this Black Friday, and get it for only $69.99 starting on Nov. 22. Sometimes it just feels like you need an assistant. Daily life is as hectic as ever, between working from home and virtual learning, so a little assistance could be a lot of help. The all-new Amazon Echo is like your personal home assistant. It can help you manage your home, answer questions, keep track of your calendar, and play your favorite entertainment with simple voice commands. Just in time for the holidays, the fourth generation Echo is on sale for $30 off to help make home life easier.


29 weekend deals: Massage guns, humidifiers, headphones, and more

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November has been full of opportunities to get your Black Friday shopping started early. We've compiled 29 great deals from home goods to gadgets, and they're 75% off their original prices. Snag some holiday gifts early or treat yourself -- nothing on this list even requires a coupon code. Prices are current as of Nov. 22. It comes with a diffuser and two flat nozzles to help you get voluminous, no-frizz hair. Adagio Accelerator 2000 Blow Dryer -- $39.97 See Details Whether you're new to flying or a seasoned vet, you'll enjoy this propeller drone with a 50-meter range, an HD camera, and real-time flying footage via the Spectre app.