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These Black Friday deals at Kohl's are going to be tough to beat

Mashable

Here are the best Black Friday deals at Kohl's as of Nov. 18: BEST AUDIO DEAL: Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones -- save $70 and get $50 in Kohl's Cash BEST SMARTWATCH DEAL: Fitbit Charge 4 -- save $50 and get $20 in Kohl's Cash BEST KITCHEN DEAL: Keurig K-Duo Plus -- save $30 and get $30 in Kohl's Cash BEST VACUUM DEAL: iRobot Roomba 677 -- save $195 with code SAVE15 and get $50 in Kohl's Cash Kohl's is this year's Black Friday sleeper. Though the department store released its 2020 Black Friday ad preview a little later than usual -- weeks after we got scans for Walmart and Dell, actually -- it's managed to scrounge up some of the holiday season's top deals on headphones, smart home devices, Fitbits, kitchen appliances, robot vacuums, and much more. Kohl's is even participating in Nintendo's special system offer where you can bundle a Switch, a digital copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and a three-month Nintendo Switch Online membership for the price of the console itself -- don't miss that deal when it goes live Nov. 22. And speaking of: While the six-day Kohl's Black Friday Week Sale will kick off online at midnight EST and in-stores at 8 a.m. For one thing -- and this is key -- you've got the chance to earn Kohl's Cash to spend later during the official event.


Target's Black Friday has started: Here are early deals to shop

Mashable

Target unveiled its Black Friday 2020 ad on Oct. 29, and some deals are beginning Nov. 1 through Nov. 7, with several already available as of Oct. 29. Here are our top picks from the ad scan. BEST TV DEAL: LG 65-inch NanoCell 81 Series 4K UHD smart TV -- save $300 (available as of Oct. 29) BEST SMART HOME DEAL: Ring Video Doorbell 3 -- save $60 (available as of Oct. 29) In case you haven't heard, even though it's still October, Black Friday has already started. Best Buy, Walmart, and Dell already dropped their Black Friday ads and some early deals have already begun. Target also released its Black Friday ad with some deals running Nov. 1 through Nov. 7, and some already up.



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.


The best Black Friday deals 2019: welcome to a full weekend of deals

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Black Friday itself might be done and dusted but the best deals for 2019 will continue all weekend, plus Cyber Monday deals are just around the corner. That's good news for anyone late to the sales party as that means there's still a significant amount of savings to be had. You'll find those savings everywhere and anywhere, both at big box retailers like Best Buy, Walmart and Target as well as online at Amazon, NewEgg and B&H Photo. So when does Black Friday well and truly end? Admittedly, some deals were for Black Friday only and sold out within minutes or hours, but many deals started a few days before Black Friday and will continue through to Cyber Monday after Thanksgiving. There are many different kinds of deals coming up from laptops to phones to AirPods (although the latter is heading quickly out of stock). We've sadly had little in the way of a cracking Nintendo Switch Black Friday deal, and even the PS4 deals - while they have existed, and haven't been too bad - were more scarce than we expected. But, based on what we saw on Friday, there's a lot more to come. If you're thinking about a deal at the moment, or you're scared it will go cheaper on Cyber Monday, then our advice is simple: if it has a good discount attached to it, go for it! If you later find the product is cheaper elsewhere, you can always buy it again and return the original. Just make sure to check the retailer's terms and conditions for returning items. It's basically been Apple products that have been the winners - with $400 cashback on an iPhone 11, lower prices on AirPods and Apple Watches and MacBook / iPads being cheaper than ever before, it's been (and still is) the time to grab yourself a bargain. There's more in there too - Dyson has been popular for Black Friday 2019, DNA kits have been a surprise package and we've even seen great discount on power tools as well. Anyway, enough of telling you what you're getting, and onto the deals themselves - and if you want something more than what we've scavenged from the depths of the web, here are all the top Black Friday sales from around the web first: HP Laptop 15t: $979.99 $519.99 from HP This HP laptop is a phenomenal price and comes with a 15-inch display paired with a powerful 10th gen Intel Core i7 processor to power the whole thing. Perfect for fitness fanatics, the Powerbeats Pro offer an adjustable ear hook design that keeps your buds firmly in place.


Bowers & Wilkins unveils flagship PX7 wireless headphones

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After filling out its wireless Formation lineup, Bowers & Wilkins is turning its attention back to headphones. The British manufacturer -- best known for its decadent home speakers -- unveiled four options today including a successor to the PX, its much-loved and most premium wireless headphones, and two sets of neckbuds focused on noise cancelling and high-end sound respectively. None of them are cheap (no surprise there), but the company hopes that its signature quality, combined with a new brand motto called "emotion, amplified," can expand its marketshare and pull customers away from competitors such as Bose, Sennheiser and Sony. But what exactly has changed? You won't find any touch controls on these headphones, or a voice assistant (yet) that can control your tunes and retrieve useful information.


Amazon may launch AirPods-style wireless headphones with its AI assistant built in later this year

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Amazon could go head-to-head with Apple and launch its own pair of wireless headphones. The e-commerce giant is in the process of developing earbuds with its AI Alexa assistant built into them, Bloomberg reported, citing sources close to the situation. The product could possibly hit the shelves as soon as later this year. Amazon could go head-to-head with Apple and launch its own pair of wireless headphones. Amazon's earbuds will appear similar to Apple's AirPods, except they'll feature better audio quality and will be offered at a cheaper price point than the iPhone maker's version, Bloomberg said.


New AirPods: How Apple reinvented its 'magical wireless experience'

The Independent - Tech

Apple's AirPods have been staggeringly successful. Although at first some found them strange-looking or were convinced they would fall out of their ears, they quickly became the in-ear wireless headphone to aspire to. Rarely in the two years and three months since launch has demand eased off. As a result, the look has gone from curious to acceptable to – dare I say it – iconic. Now, the second-generation AirPods have been announced, I talked to Greg Joswiak, Apple's Vice President of Product Marketing and Kate Bergeron, Vice President of Hardware Engineering about the new arrivals.


Here are the 5 best Amazon deals right now

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Get great prices on the best tech with today's deals. 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. Even though this is technically a shorter workweek for many of us, it still feels like it's droning on forever. That's why I like to distract myself with some online shopping.


Are Hearables The New Wearables Revolutionizing Healthcare?

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The term hearables refers to a hybrid technology which combines the advantages of wearable technology with the form factor and functionality of a headphone. The term hearables surfaced around April 2014, when Nick Hunn wrote about a new class of wearable devices that are worn as conventional headphones and has a $5 Billion market by 2018. Hearables are more than just smart-headphones that can play music or help consumers have a conversation over Bluetooth. Hearables have additional biometric, movement, or proximity sensors that can help the smart device gather context about the consumer's behavior. Also, they may have voice-enabled virtual assistants build into them, that can provide real-time insights to consumers.