Massive Amazon Black Friday deals start on November 17 – get ready to save

Massive Amazon Black Friday deals start on November 17 – get ready to save

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know Black Friday deals in the US are right around the corner. Amazon knows this all too well, of course, and today the mega online retailer is providing a sneak peak at all the deals it will offer on Black Friday 2017.

Whether you’re looking to save on a new Amazon Echo smart speaker, Amazon Cloud Cam, Fire tablet or even a 4K TV, Amazon is dropping prices across product categories. You can even save on treats and more for your pet (Fido will thank you later).

In addition to revealing Black Friday price drops, Amazon also announced deals will start to open up on November 17, with more deals becoming available all the way through the official Black Friday date of November 24. 

On Black Friday proper, you can look forward to more than 30 Deals of the Day and, according to Amazon, thousands of Lightning Deals, which are limited-time deals that run for a set period, or while supplies last.

Below you’ll find the Black Friday price cuts Amazon has planned. Remember, these prices start to go live on November 17, and more will open up at various dates and times in the days to follow. 

In the meantime, we suggest you check out our best Amazon Black Friday deals page to get a sense of more Amazon sales you can expect. And if you really want to plan ahead, see the best Amazon Cyber Monday deals we’re looking forward to this year. Cyber Monday is on November 27, three days after Black Friday, so it’s never too early to start planning your online shopping strategy!

Amazon Black Friday deals on Amazon devices

Amazon Black Friday deals on 4K TVs

Amazon Black Friday deals on laptops and more

  • Select Seagate hard drives are up to 25% off
  • Acer Helios 300 Gaming Laptop is up to $150 off
  • CyberpowerPC Gaming Desktop is up to $120 off
  • Corsair K70 Gaming Keyboard is 30% off
  • Select SanDisk products are up to 35% off
  • Select PC gaming laptops, desktops, components and more are up to 40% off

Amazon Black Friday deals on smart home devices

Amazon Black Friday deals on video games

  • Select PS VR bundles are up to $100 off
  • Just Dance 2018 Gold Box is up to 50% off

Amazon Black Friday deals are just getting started

As noted, Amazon plans to offer literally thousands of deals on Black Friday, so while you can look forward to the sales outlined above, know that many more haven’t been revealed yet but are on the way. 

We’ll be sifting through all of Amazon’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals in the lead up to and on the big days themselves, so be sure to stick with TechRadar as we bring you everything Amazon (and all the other major retailers) discounts this year.

Source: http://www.techradar.com/news/massive-amazon-black-friday-deals-start-on-november-17-get-ready-to-save

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LTE Advanced from T-Mobile is the next step to 5G connectivity

LTE Advanced from T-Mobile is the next step to 5G connectivity

T-Mobile is pushing forward with the rollout of next-generation connectivity, called Gigabit Class LTE, by rolling out LTE Advanced capabilities to more than 920 markets in the US. 

In 430 of those markets, carrier aggregation, 4 x 4 MIMO – i.e. multiple data input and output streams at once – and 256 QAM tech have also been activated to deliver even greater speed boosts. T-Mobile claims it now has more LTE Advanced markets than any other carrier.

Teaming up with chipmaker Qualcomm, T-Mobile announced the rollout at an event in San Jose, California earlier today. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Gigabit LTE modems in smartphones allow for LTE Advanced connectivity.

According to T-Mobile, LTE Advanced allows for double download speeds. Add in the three speed-boosting technologies listed above, and those speeds are doubled once more. 

In several live demonstrations, the technology lived up to T-Mobile’s claims, showcasing faster download speeds, quicker movie download times and snappier data transfers. The demonstrations pitted older smartphones against newer models, like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which house Qualcomm’s Gigabit LTE modems.

A phone with Gigabit Class LTE (right) receives a notable download speed boost

Another demonstration shows how more devices with Gigabit Class LTE on a network actually took up less network space than older devices without the modems, thus allowing the overall network to perform better.

Gigabit Class LTE’s impact on virtual reality was also demonstrated; Google Daydream View headsets with Gigabit LTE phones ran demos at 50 mbps. A Qualcomm representative told us these speeds might not be possible on older devices that lack the modems, and a user may experience stuttering or otherwise degraded visuals. 

Notably, only Android devices with the Snapdragon 835 chipset are capable of connecting to T-Mobile’s LTE Advanced network. 

And while the demonstrations showed a marked speed boost thanks to Gigabit LTE, it’s important to note that the demos were carried out on an in-house network inside a convention center. While a live environment, the network wasn’t congested to the same level one would see in a real-world setting. Still, the boosts were impressive, and illustrated the promise of LTE Advanced and, eventually, 5G.

T-Mobile has been rolling out LTE Advanced technology since 2014, and undertook a greater push last year when it doubled its LTE Advanced footprint.

Not 5G … yet

T-Mobile’s Mark McDiarmid was quick to point out that LTE Advanced is not 5G, and the carrier isn’t going to refer to the network capacity as 5G. This comment garnered claps from the audience, as 5G is often misnomered. 

However, T-Mobile and Qualcomm consider LTE Advanced to be the “bedrock of 5G,” an important step on the path to the wider 5G rollout, which T-Mobile will start to rollout in 2019 and have available nationwide by 2020.

A demonstration shows that a phone with Gigabit Class LTE (right) allows for quicker photo transfers to Google Drive versus one without Gigabit Class LTE

What’s more, LTE Advanced will serve customers when they aren’t in a 5G network. Qualcomm’s Pete Lancia noted that 5G won’t roll out all at once, and LTE Advanced will take over when customers are no longer receiving 5G signals. 

T-Mobile also announced it will launch License Assisted Access to customers sometime this year. LAA uses unlicensed spectrum on small cell networks to deliver another level of LTE on a denser network.

  • These are the best phones today – hopefully they’ll work with LTE Advanced

Source: http://www.techradar.com/news/lte-advanced-from-t-mobile-is-the-next-step-to-5g-connectivity

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Why wait? eBay Black Friday 2017 deals are here right now

Why wait? eBay Black Friday 2017 deals are here right now

It’s November, and while eBay deals on Black Friday 2017 may not officially arrive for a few more weeks, the retail site has gotten into the savings spirit early with discounted products available right now. 

Smartly, eBay wants you to be a “first-minute” shopper by saving big long before the holidays. To that end, eBay has opened up impressive early deals on a range of devices, including Apple’s iPad and GoPro cameras.

These early savings mean that when the Black Friday date of November 24 rolls around, you’ll be in prime position to finish off your shopping list way ahead of time. And then you can really rub it in the faces of your family and friends who are scrambling to find last-minute gifts. 

Without further ado, here are the top eBay tech deals you’ll find right now on eBay. And be sure to check out the eBay daily deals page for even more savings.

Save now: eBay Black Friday deals 

Why wait for November 24 when you can save with these early eBay Black Friday deals right now? Here are the top electronics deals we’ve picked out to help you save well ahead of Black Friday 2017.

Original 12.9-inch iPad Pro with 128GB is $599.99 (retails for $949.99) Apple’s iPad Pro may be a serious piece of hardware, but since it also normally retails for almost a grand, it’s also seriously expensive. That’s why this deal for $350 off makes now a prime time to get the original 12.9-inch Apple slate at a sizeable discount.

GoPro Hero4 Black refurbished plus $20 eBay gift card is $219.99 (list price of $499.99) GoPro cameras are hugely popular gifts during the holidays. While the GoPro Hero4 Black isn’t the newest action camera on the market, you will save $280 on a durable camera that can shoot 4K video at 30fps. And if you’re on the fence, there’s also a $20 eBay gift card to sweeten the deal.

Intel Core i7-7700k Kaby Lake quad-core desktop processor for $289.99 (retails for $349.99) Intel’s impressive Kaby Lake desktop processor is a hot item on eBay, and this deal brings its price down by a whopping 17%. You’ll get a new, unlocked 4.2GHz chipset in the box that offers a great VR experience. If you’ve been eyeing a new processor, it’d be a good idea to snatch one of these up while supplies – and the savings – last.

Dyson HD01 Supersonic hair dryer refurbished for $299.99 (retails for $399.99) Dyson’s hair dryer for the 21st century, these manufacturer refurbished models are smaller and easier to handle than your grandma’s hair dryer. Dyson has engineered the Supersonic to keep the temperature constant throughout use to minimize the risk of heat damage. Plus, it just looks so futuristic, don’t you think?

Asus FX502VD-NB76 15.6″ gaming laptop for $879.99 (regularly $1,049) You’ll get an Intel Core i7-backed machine at 16% off the regular retail price. It’s big 15.6-inch Full HD display is just what you need for hours of enjoyable gaming, and the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU is anything but a slouch. 

Nextbit Robin 5.2″ 32GB (100GB Cloud) for $99.99 (retails for $343) An unlocked Android smartphone for 71% off? Talk about a steal. The Nextbit Robin may not the best phone on the market, but it’s hard to argue with its distinctive design, surprisingly solid fingerprint scanner and undeniably good value.

HyperX Cloud Revolver gaming headset refurbished for $64.99 (retails for $119.99) Gaming headsets make great gifts, and this solid all-around performer for Xbox One, PS4 and PC is a ridiculous 54% off. Our review of the Cloud Revolver found them to be lightweight, comfortable and, most importantly, great sounding. 

iTunes $100 gift card for $85 (regularly $100) It’s hard to argue with a no-brainer deal like that that saves you $15 on a $100 gift card. Whether stuffed in stockings or shipped to loved ones in far away lands, you can’t go wrong with a big-spender gift card to Apple’s online store front. And you certainly can’t go wrong with this deal. 

eBay Black Friday deals to come

We’re getting into the thick of November and the shopping season is in full swing. We’re seeing eBay deals for the holidays nearly every day now, plus other retailers are beginning to discount what’s on their store shelves. 

This bodes well for the rest of the month, and especially the biggest shopping day of the year, better known as Black Friday. 

We’ll keep this page updated as more eBay deals surely roll in and, of course, on Black Friday 2017 itself. Plus, we’ll be sure to update you as soon as Cyber Monday eBay deals start to poke their head out. It’s only a matter of time now!

Source: http://www.techradar.com/news/ebay-deals-black-friday-2017

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The best GameStop Black Friday deals 2017

The best GameStop Black Friday deals 2017

GameStop’s Black Friday deals are starting even earlier this year as the gaming retail giant is opening its doors on Thanksgiving.

While GameStop has traditionally sat Black Friday out, it will be open for a “limited time” on November 23, 2017, one day before the Black Friday date of November 24. 

GameStop’s decision speaks to just how big of a shopping event the week of Black Friday has become, with many customers opting to hit stores earlier than Black Friday itself. This year, many folks will finish their turkey and mashed potatoes, then head to GameStop to get the best deals on products like the Xbox One X, Nintendo Switch, PS4 Pro and SNES Classic early.

We don’t yet know the official GameStop Black Friday hours, but we’re keeping our eye out for just that information, as well as the highly-anticipated GameStop Black Friday ad, which usually leaks in mid-November. 

We’re confident that a select few deals will be exclusive to brick-and-mortar GameStop stores on Black Friday 2017, but you’ll still find plenty of price cuts on the GameStop Black Friday Sale web page. Though no items are posted here yet, this will be where you’ll find all of the GameStop Black Friday online deals. 

So, are you ready to see what sales GameStop is likely planning for the biggest shopping day of the year? Want to know what products you can save on right now? Keep reading to find out.

GameStop Black Friday ad leaks

There are currently no GameStop Black Friday ad leaks to be found, however, we’ll update this page as soon as those become available.

Last year, the GameStop Black Friday ad flyer leaked two weeks before Black Friday, giving shoppers a complete look at all the console, game and accessory sales way ahead of time. There’s a good chance the GameStop Black Friday 2017 catalog will be out well in advance of Black Friday this year.

GameStop deals before Black Friday

It may not be Black Friday yet, but GameStop sales run every day of the week, every week of the year. 

There are two places you can go to find the latest deals: the GameStop Weekly Ad page and the GameStop Deals page. Both let you in on the latest GameStop deals, whether valid for a week or only one day. The trick is to check both pages regularly as the discounts on consoles, games and other swag won’t last forever.

Here are some of the top savings GameStop is offering right now. 

Xbox One 500GB pre-owned with six-month Xbox Live Gold Membership for $229.99 (regularly $259.99) GameStop is a purveyor of pre-owned gaming machines, which are backed by a guarantee to work and a 7-day money back guarantee. Considering this console retails for $299.99 elsewhere, you’re getting a good bargain for a refurbished Xbox One, plus a six-month membership to Xbox Live Gold.

PlayStation Plus 12-Month membership for $39.99 (regularly $59.99) If you want to play online with friends and have access to the monthly batch of free titles, there’s no other way to do it than with a membership to the PS+ program. Gamestop is offering a year subscription at $20 off, which is a total bargain.

Madden NFL 15 pre-owned for $0.99 (was $2.99) A game for under a buck? That’s a no-brainer buy. Considering Madden NFL 15 retails new for $17.97, you’re getting a ridiculously good deal by going the pre-owned route on this perennially popular sports title.

Destiny pre-owned for $2.99 (regularly $4.99) Score the original Destiny game for PS4 at not only half off its regular price, but a whopping $16.78 less than the cost of a new game. 

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain pre-owned for $14.99 (regularly $17.99) This edition in the classic Konami series can be yours for $3 less than its usual price, and $5 less than if you bought it new.

Expected GameStop Black Friday deals

GameStop’s Black Friday sales will focus on the big three consoles: the Xbox One X, PS4 and Nintendo Switch. The SNES Classic, too, will be a hot-ticket item at GameStop this year.

Not only are we anticipating major price drops on the game machines themselves, but also tantalizing bundles and savings on standalone games that will make any shopper (and their wallet) smile. 

Also look out for deals on VR headsets and older consoles and handhelds, like the Wii U, PS3 and Nintendo 3DS. Nostalgia can make a really nice gift.

Xbox One X GameStop Black Friday deals: Calling it now: the Xbox One X will be one of 2017’s hottest holiday gifts. And with the Xbox One X release date happening on November 7, we expect Microsoft and retailers like GameStop to offer sizeable discounts and must-buy Xbox One X bundles by the time Black Friday rolls around. You know, to keep the excitement going. Also look for the older Xbox One S and standard Xbox One to get clearing-house prices. 

PS4 GameStop Black Friday deals: In order to compete with its rival, the Xbox One X, Sony’s system should see big price cuts on Black Friday 2017. GameStop will no doubt be right there to offer shoppers the deepest PlayStation discounts it can. PS4 bundles tend to be Sony’s go-to strategy over Black Friday, and it’s with these that you’ll really save. 

Nintendo Switch GameStop Black Friday deals: Not only will the Nintendo Switch likely have its price slashed at GameStop this Black Friday, but with Super Mario Odyssey releasing on October 27, we should see a discounted bundle that includes the game with the console/handheld hybrid come late November. Overall, Black Friday 2017 is a chance for Switch to make a statement, and Nintendo would be wise to seize the moment with sales. 

Game deals for Black Friday at GameStop: By now you probably get the picture that GameStop is all about deeply discounted games, including pre-owned titles at dollar-store prices. Black Friday will be the opportune time to buy games like FIFA 18 and Super Mario Odyssey as stocking stuffers and to flush out your own collection without spending a fortune. 

VR and accessory GameStop Black Friday deals: Last but certainly not least, sales and bundles for the Sony PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR headsets are likely to be on offer at GameStop, especially considering Oculus Rift has permanently lowered its price to just $399.99. You’ll also find more accessory savings than you know what to do with, if last year’s sales on headsets, controllers and chairs are anything to go buy.

More GameStop Black Friday deals to come

With GameStop opening its retail stores on Thanksgiving, the gaming kingpin will essentially have four full days of Black Friday deals. Of course, this is all before Cyber Monday, which will have its own set of mega sales on offer.

We’re likely just a few weeks away from the GameStop Black Friday ad making itself public. Armed with that info, you’ll be able to get your Black Friday shopping game plan in order. There will always be unanticipated surprise sales, however, and for those, we suggest you stick with TechRadar as we’ll bring you all the deals as we uncover them.

Source: http://www.techradar.com/news/gamestop-black-friday-deals-2017

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The best Newegg Black Friday deals 2017

The best Newegg Black Friday deals 2017

Newegg’s Black Friday 2017 deals are still a few weeks away, but we’re already anticipating amazing savings on some of the most expensive items you’ll ever buy: electronics. Come the Black Friday date of November 24, Newegg is one place where you’ll save big.

Newegg has earned its reputation as a trusted retailer of all things computers and components, dealing in everything from laptops and desktops to motherboards and liquid cooling systems. But Newegg’s price cuts don’t stop at PCs. On Black Friday 2017, it will offer massive savings on phones, drones, home goods, smartwatches and car tech, just to name a few.

How do we know? Because Newegg already has its Black Friday Sale page up. Though there are no deals listed right now, this gives us an early look at all the price cuts Newegg will offer this Black Friday, including on products like the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus and Asus Zenbook UX303.

If you’re keeping an eye out for Newegg Black Friday ad leaks and promo codes and are ready to click ‘Add To Cart’ at a moment’s notice, keep reading for the deals we anticipate at Newegg this holiday shopping season, plus products you can save on right now.

Newegg Black Friday ad leaks

There currently aren’t any Newegg Black Friday ad leaks to be found, though we’ll add those to this page as soon as the ads begin to trickle out. These will give us an idea of what savings the retailer has planned for the big shopping day.

Save before Black Friday: Newegg deals right now

One of Newegg’s signature features is its Daily Deals page. It’s here you’ll find super savings that, as the page’s tagline says, are “Deal Today, Gone Tomorrow.” 

Since these deals repopulate daily, you’ll find savings every day leading up to Black Friday (and Cyber Monday, for that matter), but you have to act fast in order to get the deal you want before it disappears. 

Here are some of the top product deals available on Newegg right now. Just remember, many deals expire at the end of every day, so keep checking the Daily Deals page for the latest savings.

Polk Audio Monitor40 Series II speakers cost $109.99 (was $299.99) If you’re someone who sits at your desk for a long time each day, you deserve a good set of bookshelf speakers. This Polk model is steeply discounted right now, so act fast before it goes back to its regular price.

Acer Aspire E5-575G-728Q laptop costs $669.99 (was $799.99) This Acer laptop with an Intel Core i7 processor and 8GB DDR4 memory is currently $110 off, however it’s another $20 off with promo code 17CTAUYG61. Snag this laptop now before the deal expires. 

Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube desktop with free Destiny 2: Phase 3 for $1,449.99 (was $1,999.99) On the hunt for a new desktop? Consider Lenovo’s Y710 Cube with Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB DDR4 memory and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPU. At $550 off and with a free Destiny 2 game thrown in, you’ll want to pat yourself on the back for scoring this great deal.  

Acer GN276HL Black 27″ gaming monitor costs $279.99 (was $329.99) This Acer monitor offers a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a refresh rate of 144Hz, making images pop off the screen whether you’re working or gaming. With the price lowered by $50, now’s a great time to kick your old monitor to the curb. 

Samsung UN40MU7000FXZA 40″ 4K HDR TV costs $499 (was $699) Getting onboard with the latest and greatest television tech doesn’t have to cost you a boatload of cash. Equip your home with a TV that’s perfectly suited for gaming on the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro, in addition to being a showcase for all of that sweet HDR-ready content on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

Expected Newegg Black Friday deals

Newegg is already teasing its Black Friday deals on its dedicated sales page, so we have a great idea of what deals to expect on November 24.

You should be able to find stellar savings on just about any electronic device you could want, including PCs, laptops, components, peripherals, gaming consoles and drones. You really should check Newegg first before any other retailer to see what deals are available on Black Friday. You may save more on Newegg than anywhere else on some items.

PC & laptop Newegg Black Friday deals: No shock here. PCs and laptops deals from the likes of Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft, MSI and many more are likely to get huge discounts at Newegg on Black Friday. Look for savings of between 5% – 15% in general, though some deals may take close to 50% off.

Desktop Newegg Black Friday deals: Black Friday will be a great time to save on a desktop at Newegg. Once again, top manufacturers like ABS, Acer, Cyberpower, and Dell will almost certainly put their best sales forward. You can look for deals that go up to 35% or higher.  

4KTV Newegg Black Friday deals: Oh yes, you’ll find plenty of 4KTV deals at Newegg this Black Friday. Samsung, LG and Vizio are just some of the names you’ll see with discounted high-res screens populating Newegg’s pages. The current trend of taking 28% – 35% off will likely carry over, though probably go even higher during the holiday shopping season.

Gaming Newegg Black Friday deals: Gaming deals and Black Friday go together like bread and cheese, and Newegg will undoubtedly partake with deals on systems like the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro. Look for these popular consoles to get bundled with games for even more Black Friday savings.

More Newegg Black Friday deals to come

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Newegg Black Friday deals. The retailer is sure to go even bigger than it has in years past with savings to one-up the competition. 

And it won’t just be sales on the “usual suspects” like PCs, laptops, game consoles and components, but also home goods like coffee makers, vacuum cleaners and power tools

Newegg carries just about any kind of device you can plug into a wall or run on a battery, and Black Friday will see Newegg’s already good prices go to the lowest level they will all year. The retailer’s current Daily Deals give us a good idea of what we can expect on November 24, but just know prices are sure to plunge even further.

Source: http://www.techradar.com/news/the-best-newegg-black-friday-deals-2017

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CES 2018: dates, registration, news and predictions for tech’s biggest show

CES 2018: dates, registration, news and predictions for tech’s biggest show

Update: Good news – CES 2018 registration is still open! If you’re interested in attending the mega tech show, you’ve got time to submit your application – though we suggest you act fast. It’s important to note, though, that CES is a trade show, so you must have a consumer tech industry or media affiliation in order to attend.

Whether you’re attending in person or watching from home, CES 2018 just got a whole lot more exciting as it was discovered Google plans to exhibit at the show. Are we in for new hardware, or more of the same from the Made by Google product family? Our money is on the former. 

Original article below…

Can you believe it? CES 2018 is right around the corner. Las Vegas, Nevada will once again play host to the biggest consumer technology expo on the planet. Exhibitors from around the world will descend upon the giant halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center and other locations on the Strip to show off their wares and innovations. 

CES, which stands for the Consumer Electronics Show, has admittedly lost a bit of its luster in recent years as hardware manufacturers have opted to hold individual press events scattered throughout the year to unveil new products, rather than elbow for exposure during a massive conference that’s filled to the brim with press conferences and booths. 

Big show: 184,279 people attended CES 2017

But that doesn’t mean CES 2018 won’t be without must-see gadgets, futuristic cars and sneak peeks at innovations that could change the tech world as we know it. Au contraire – next year’s show could bring as much excitement as ever.

The official CES 2018 dates are January 9 through January 12, though, as was the case last year, two days of media-only news conferences take place on January 7 and January 8. TechRadar will be at CES from beginning to end, delivering must-see news and hands-on reviews direct from the show floor. 

Read on for the latest news and rumors surrounding CES 2018, as well as our predictions for what some of the top manufacturers will bring to Las Vegas early in the New Year. 

Cut to the chase

  • What is it? The biggest consumer technology show on the planet
  • When is it? CES 2018 dates are January 9 through January 12, but there are media-only news conferences taking place on January 7 and January 8
  • What’s on show? Everything from ultra high-res televisions to connected fridges to laptops to electric cars

Google at CES 2018

Will a new Google product join the family in Las Vegas?

Yes, dear reader, you read that correctly. Google is apparently planning quite the presence at CES 2018 with a large booth and eight hospitality suites to showcase … well that’s the question, isn’t it?

As spotted by Chrome Unboxed, Google Inc. will have a big, standalone booth prominently positioned in the outdoor Central Plaza of the Las Vegas Convention Center. This is in addition to the eight suites Google Hardware has reserved at the Aria. 

While Google is typically present at CES via third-party hardware partners that feature its various operating systems and the Google Assistant in their goods, Google is coming out from behind the curtain during next year’s show, and it’s doing so in a big way. 

This could mean a couple of things. One, it seems highly likely that Google wants to give conference-goers an up close look at its newest products, including the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones, Google Home Mini smart speaker and the new Daydream View VR headset. The whole Made by Google product family is poised to take a Vegas vacay, if you ask us.

But what’s also possible is that Google will showoff something new considering it’s going all out when it comes to exhibiting. As Chrome Unboxed speculates, we could be in for new Chromebooks to follow up the widely well-received Google PixelBook. We could even see Chromebooks that take on a whole new form factor, such as ones that transform into tablets with detachable screens. 

Whatever Google has planned, this is an exciting addition to the CES 2018 lineup. When the major players come to Las Vegas, there’s usually good reason to pay attention.

Samsung at CES 2018

Samsung is always a big focus at CES, generally with good reason. The tech giant typically unveils a number of devices (not counting its updated line of smart washing machines and dishwashers), and sometimes shows off hardware that’s a little bit out there. 

Two years ago, it was a bendable TV. Next year, it could be a bendable phone. 

Some whispers are circulating that the Galaxy X, Samsung’s rumored foldable smartphone, could debut at CES 2018. 

As Forbes notes, the timing would be a bit odd since, unlike MWC, CES isn’t a major phone show. However, it would also be a prime opportunity to show off a completely new device to an international audience. Samsung did unveil the Galaxy A3 at CES 2017, so it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to go for a repeat.

What’s more, Samsung originally debuted its bendable display tech at CES 2013, so it’d be fitting to unveil the culmination of five years’ of development in a consumer-ready phone at this coming CES. 

Samsung’s mobile boss has said the company is targeting a bendable phone launch in 2018. Unveiling the Galaxy X in early January could be the first step towards a full-blown release later in the year. 

In addition to the potential Galaxy X launch, we expect Samsung to unveil new wearables, either on its own or in partnership with others, new Galaxy Tab tablets, new laptops, and, of course, new TVs. There’s a good chance Samsung will update its QLED TV tech to the next generation (and maybe go for a new name, like QLED+).

Sony at CES 2018

In recent years Sony has used CES to focus on its audio and office lines, unveiling devices like new headphones and cheaper 4K projectors along with its newest Bravia TVs. 

The Bravia range always impresses and Sony’s other goods are top notch, and so far there’s nothing to indicate Sony will deviate from this script very much. We expect the next line of Bravias to feature OLED screens, which the Japanese firm only this year started producing again. 

And, listen up, audiophiles: there’s a good chance we’ll see a new high-res turntable from Sony at CES 2018.

LG at CES 2018

Last year, LG unveiled what might possibly have been the thinnest OLED TV ever at CES. If you don’t remember the OLED W7 Signature Series TV, take a minute to watch the video above.

At CES 2018, look for LG to go for broke once again with its TV tech. Though these screens are flat out expensive, you can’t deny how visually stunning they are. To put a number on it, CES 2018 should play host to LG’s next-gen 8-series OLED screens (B8, C8, G8 and W8).

LG also used CES 2017 to unveil some low- to mid-range phones, including the LG K10 2017 and LG Stylus 3, so we could be in for a few LG mobile surprises.

Rounding out LG’s offerings are likely updates to its home appliances (no brainer), 4K Blu-ray player, gram laptops and even its smart helper robots.

Dell at CES 2018

Dell gave TechRadar an early preview of its next XPS 13 laptop ahead of CES 2018, showing off the 13-inch Ultrabook’s incredibly thin design and pleasing aesthetics.

The laptop now features three USB-C ports, a Micro SD card slot, an Infinity Edge display and two colors – Alpine White and Rose Gold. 

Since a new laptop is typically Dell’s big reveal at the the show, the big news about the 2017 Dell XPS 13 we can expect at CES 2018 is its full spec sheet, release date and price.

Car makers at CES 2018

Observers are keenly aware that CES has transformed into something of a car show in recent years, and CES 2018 will only continue the trend. 

Fisker, for one, confirmed to The Street that it will reveal its newest electric car at next year’s show. Called EMotion, the new car will cost $129,000 (about £98,000 / AU$165,000) and ships in 2019. Despite its high price, it’s expected to at least put Tesla on notice, especially since the EMotion has a reported range of over 400 miles.

Though its fortunes have turned for the worse, Faraday Future could look to recapture some of its early buzz with a big announcement at CES 2018. Toyota also impressed with its Concept-i self-driving car at this year’s show, and the likes of Ford and Hyundai are sure to show up.

But it won’t necessarily be full-fledged cars we see unveiled. Rather, deeper integration with smart speakers, like the Google Home and Amazon Echo, as well as the digital assistants in our mobile phones, could be what car makers have planned.

And everyone else

Of course, this is just a small taste of the hundreds of companies that will be present at CES 2018. 

Other firms we expect to make a splash include Asus, Dolby, HP, HTC, Huawei, Intel, Lenovo, Nikon, Nvidia, Panasonic, Razer, and so much more. 

Who knows? We could see the next generation of HTC Vive, a gorgeous snapper from Nikon and new phones from Huawei. 

Speaking of, Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu is scheduled to deliver a keynote address on Tuesday, January 9 at 2pm PT at The Venetian. Huawei is a company on the rise, and Yu will discuss Huawei’s strategies around connectivity, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and smart devices. Chances are, we’re in for a product reveal or two.

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich will deliver a keynote address on Monday, January 8 from 6:30pm PT to 7:30pm PT at Monte Carlo’s Park Theater. From the sounds of it, Krzanich’s keynote will focus on next-gen tech, including AI, 5G connectivity, self-driving cars and VR.

Nvidia has sent out save the dates for its CES 2018 press conference, scheduled to take place on Sunday, January 7 from 8-9:30pm PT at the MGM Grand. Nvidia always kicks off CES with an action-packed keynote, and we expect next year’s edition will be no exception as it dives into AI, self-driving cars and high-powered GPUs.

And a new addition to the upcoming show is the CES Sports Zone. Here, game-day tech will take center stage, from gadgets that boost athletes’ performance to the latest in fan-experience innovations, including AR and VR. If you’re into sports and tech, or just fitness in general, the Sports Zone will definitely be worth keeping an eye on.

The possibilities are endless, and we’ll keep this page updated as more news and rumors about CES 2018 roll in. 

Source: http://www.techradar.com/news/ces-2018

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Why wait? eBay Black Friday 2017 deals are here now

Why wait? eBay Black Friday 2017 deals are here now

eBay deals on Black Friday 2017 may not be here for a few more weeks, but the retail site is getting into the savings spirit early with a load of sales available right this very minute. 

You see, eBay wants you to be a “first-minute” shopper this year by saving big at the very beginning of November. To that end, eBay has opened up impressive early holiday deals on a range of products.

These early savings mean that when the Black Friday date of November 24 rolls around, you’ll be in prime position to finish off your gift list way ahead of the holidays. And then you can really rub it in the faces of your family and friends who are scrambling to find last-minute gifts. 

Without further ado, here are our picks for the top eBay tech deals you’ll find available right now on eBay. Check out the eBay daily deals page for even more savings.

Save now: eBay Black Friday deals 

The early bird gets the bargain with these early eBay Black Friday deals available right now. Here are the top electronics deals we’ve picked out to help you save well ahead of Black Friday 2017.

Original 12.9-inch iPad Pro with 128GB is $599.99 (retails for $949.99) Apple’s iPad Pro may be a serious piece of hardware, but since it also normally costs almost a grand, it’s also seriously expensive. That’s why this deal for $350 off makes it a prime time to get the original 12.9-inch Apple slate at a sizeable discount.

GoPro Hero4 Black refurbished plus $20 eBay gift card is $219.99 (list price of $499.99) GoPro cameras are hugely popular gifts during the holidays. While the GoPro Hero4 Black isn’t the newest action camera on the market, you will save $280 on a durable camera that can shoot 4K video at 30fps. And if you’re on the fence, there’s also a $20 eBay gift card to sweeten the deal.

Intel Core i7-7700k Kaby Lake quad-core desktop processor for $289.99 (retails for $349.99) Intel’s impressive Kaby Lake desktop processor is a hot item on eBay, and this deal brings its price down by a whopping 17%. You’ll get a new, unlocked 4.2GHz chipset in the box that offers a great VR experience. If you’ve been eyeing a new processor, it’d be a good idea to snatch one of these up while supplies – and the savings – last.

Dyson HD01 Supersonic hair dryer refurbished for $299.99 (retails for $399.99) Dyson’s hair dryer for the 21st century, these manufacturer refurbished models are smaller and easier to handle than your grandma’s hair dryer. Dyson has engineered the Supersonic to keep the temperature constant throughout use to minimize the risk of heat damage. Plus, it just looks so futuristic, don’t you think?

Asus FX502VD-NB76 15.6″ gaming laptop for $879.99 (regularly $1,049) You’ll get an Intel Core i7-backed machine at 16% off the regular retail price. It’s big 15.6-inch Full HD display is just what you need for hours of enjoyable gaming, and the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU is anything but a slouch. 

Nextbit Robin 5.2″ 32GB (100GB Cloud) for $99.99 (retails for $343) An unlocked Android smartphone for 71% off? Talk about a steal. The Nextbit Robin may not the best phone on the market, but it’s hard to argue with its distinctive design, surprisingly solid fingerprint scanner and undeniably good value.

HyperX Cloud Revolver gaming headset refurbished for $64.99 (retails for $119.99) Gaming headsets make great gifts, and this solid all-around performer for Xbox One, PS4 and PC is a ridiculous 54% off. Our review of the Cloud Revolver found them to be lightweight, comfortable and, most importantly, great sounding. 

iTunes $100 gift card for $85 (regularly $100) It’s hard to argue with a no-brainer deal like that that saves you $15 on a $100 gift card. Whether stuffed in stockings or shipped to loved ones in far away lands, you can’t go wrong with a big-spender gift card to Apple’s online store front. And you certainly can’t go wrong with this deal. 

eBay Black Friday deals to come

November is still relatively new but already we’re seeing eBay deals for the holidays. This bodes well for the rest of the month, and especially the biggest shopping day of the year, better known as Black Friday. 

We’ll keep this page updated as more eBay deals surely roll in and, of course, on Black Friday 2017 itself. Plus, we’ll be sure to update you as soon as Cyber Monday eBay deals start to poke their head out. It’s only a matter of time!

Source: http://www.techradar.com/news/ebay-deals-black-friday-2017

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