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The best Memorial Day Weekend 2020 sales and tech deals

ZDNet

Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer. And while things seem a bit different this year because of the pandemic, one thing hasn't changed: Retailers across the US are rolling out their Memorial Day Weekend sales and deals. Memorial Day is a US federal holiday for honoring the men and women who died while serving in the military. However, most sales start the Friday before and span the entire weekend. Here's a look at some of the best discounts we've spotted on tech and home office equipment.


Microsoft Word Rewrite can now offer sentence-level writing suggestions - MSPoweruser

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During Build 2019 last year, Microsoft first announced the Rewrite feature in Microsoft Word. Rewrite feature allowed users to quickly find alternative expressions for phrases in their writing. Recently, Microsoft updated this Rewrite feature to make it even more useful. In addition to phrasal suggestions, Rewrite feature now offers sentence-level writing suggestions. This feature was made possible by Microsoft's cutting-edge, neural-network, machine learning models, which are trained on millions of sentences.


Why 2020 is the year you should finally buy true wireless earbuds

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Since the first true wireless earbuds were unveiled in 2015 by Japanese electronics company Onkyo, the fledgling form factor has improved in both audio quality and performance – and CES 2020 showed that true wireless technology might finally be ready for the bigtime. In the past, true wireless earbuds were riddled with connectivity issues, poor audio quality, and bulky designs – however, based on what we saw at CES this year, the best true wireless earbuds of 2020 will be able to compete with wired headphones on a much more level playing field. We finally saw the kind of specs we can expect from true wireless earbuds in 2020; from noise cancellation to long-lasting battery life, so here are three reasons why, if you've been holding off, you should consider a pair of untethered earbuds to enjoy your tunes every day. For a while now, true wireless earbuds have typically cost more than their wired counterparts – but CES 2020 showed us this form factor doesn't have to come at a premium. The new JLab Go Air True Wireless Earbuds are a great example of the growing accessibility of cord-free listening; at just $29 / £29 (about AU$40), they're nearly eight times cheaper than the current class-leading model, the Sony WF-1000XM3.


Black Friday 2019: The best Kohl's deals you can get right now

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. With just days to go until the Black Friday deals drop, Kohl's isn't waiting to unleash amazing sales on top products like Apple Airpods, iRobot Roomba vacuums, and Kitchenaid stand mixers. There's no time like the present to get a headstart on your holiday shopping, and you can even save an extra 15% off your total Kohl's purchase with the code "GIVETHANKS" depending on what's in your shopping cart. However, those aren't the only great deals you'll find before Thanksgiving Day. Currently, Kohl's is offering major Black Friday discounts on men's and women's sneakers and outwear from brands like Nike, Under Armour, and Adidas, as well as the season's must-have toys from Disney, Fisher-Price, and more.


Black Friday 2019: The best early tech deals on Amazon Echo Dots, laptops, headphones and TVs

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Black Friday is nearly upon us - and you'll get even more time to snap up a bargain this year as Amazon is slashing prices a whole week early from November 22. If you can't wait until then, we've rounded up the best discounts on top tech available now, from Amazon Echo Dots and Apple Airpods to TVs, laptops and Roku Streaming Sticks. If you're not an Amazon Prime member yet, sign up for a free 30-day trial to enjoy unlimited one-day delivery on millions of items. With an RRP of £49.99, get £15 off the best-selling Amazon Echo Dot Smart Speaker with Alexa in this great deal which is on now. If you've still not joined the Echo Dot revolution, you can enjoy music and hands-free phone calls through other Echo devices, Skype and the Alexa app.


The 7 best deals you can get online this Tuesday

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If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA Today's newsroom and any business incentives. Look, guys--I don't want to alarm you, but we're kind of in the middle of a savings bonanza right now. From Prime Day to Madewell's Very Rare sale, there are tons of retailers competing to gain your hard-earned bucks right now. And while usually I'm the type of shopper who gets horrified at the thought of spending more than $100 on something unless it's absolutely essential, even I'm getting in on the action (which should tell you something).


Here are the 10 best Amazon deals right now

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Today's best Amazon deals have us excited. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA Today's newsroom and any business incentives. Knowing that the product you're buying is actually going to live up to its promise. With so many options, literally into the hundreds for certain items, it can be super hard to know which brand to go with.


Mobvoi's TicPods Free Is Like A Cheaper Version Of Apple AirPods

International Business Times

The Apple AirPods started the "true wireless" earphones trend and now it looks like Mobvoi has come up with its own version. Called the TicPods Free, the new AirPods competitor is a more affordable alternative that costs $129. For the unaware, Mobvoi is the same company behind the TicHome Mini Google Assistant speaker and the TicWatch smartwatches. With a smart speaker and smartwatches already under its belt, the company is now taking on the Apple AirPods head on with the TicPods Free. The TicPods Free comes with two separate earbuds that do not feature any wires.


Apple AirPods: 9 tips for making the most of Apple's wireless earbuds

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Were you lucky enough to get a new iPhone for the holidays? Well, here are some things you should know about your new Apple phone. You've come to grips with the fact that Apple removed the standard headphone jack on recent iPhone models and bought the company's branded $159 wireless AirPods. Or maybe you received these Bluetooth headphones as a gift. Either way, you'll want to make the most out of these small earbuds, which I frequently use and like a lot.


Google Pixel Buds will probably receive a major software update soon

Mashable

The Google Pixel Buds are probably getting a major software update soon. The rumor blog 9to5Google recently evaluated code from the latest Google app beta (version 7.23) and found several indications that the headphones will soon be updated with new capabilities. The hidden code indicates users will soon be able to customize the double-tap command on the right earphone of the Pixel Buds. Currently, double-tapping the right earphone makes the Google Assistant read back any notifications. It will also pause the Assistant any time it's speaking.