Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals: Tech & Gadget Edition

This year Black Friday comes a little later in the month giving consumers less time to stock up on holiday gifts and benefit from the deals early. Though major companies like Amazon or Best Buy are already promoting deals before Thanksgiving there other companies kicking off their Black Friday deals on November 28th and 29th (the actual date). Similar to every year, below we have compiled a list of tech and gadget deals for Black Friday/ Cyber Monday from companies like Samsung to sites like Wellbots.

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Xooloo Messenger: A Safe Digital Friendly Messenger App for Children

Since 1996, November 20th recognizes the “International Day for the Defense and Promotion of the Rights of the Child” (Law 96/296 of 9 April 1996). Put into action by UNICEF the day tries to promote the 1989 International Convention on the Rights of the Child. In conjunction with this important day, Xooloo, the first messaging app for children from 8 to 13 years old, to empower them, support and teach them on how to manage their digital lives is now available to download in the US and UK.

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SXSW 2020 Announces The Newest Keynotes, Featured Speakers and Featured Sessions

As New Year’s 2020 comes closer so does the South By Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festival that commences March 13th in Austin, Texas. SXSW 2020 has announced two additional Keynotes that include songwriter, musician, and a founding member and the creative force behind Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, and director, producer, and writer Erin Lee Carr. SXSW Featured Speakers and sessions have always represented industry trailblazers and creative visionaries and this year is no different. With the incredible newly-added speakers that include The Bon Appétit Test Kitchen chefs, Sophia Bush; Ray Dalio, Tommy Hilfiger, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Melanie Perkins, Jade Raymond, Phoebe Robinson, and more these Featured Speakers and sessions will no doubt impress SXSW attendees.

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NVIDIA Launches Next Generation SHIELD TV

Today, NVIDIA unveiled the next generation of the SHIELD™ TV, delivering the most 4K HDR entertainment in a streaming media player with Google Assistant built-in. The two new SHIELD models are the SHIELD TV and SHIELD TV Pro. Delivering up to more than 25% more performance than the previous model, the new Tegra® X1+ processor helps bring to life Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. Its computational prowess dramatically improves picture quality by using AI to upscale HD video streams into 4K resolution.

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Augmented Reality Turns American Cities into Live MONOPOLY Gameboards to Help People Grow Their Fortune

Most of us have played the Monopoly board game and maybe even the McDonald’s Monopoly contest but Augmented Reality is taking the game a step further! As of October 19th through October 28th, Ally Financial is launching Ally + MONOPOLY, turning six U.S. (New York, Detroit, Chicago, Charlotte, Dallas and Seattle) cities into a live board game via markerless AR to promote financial literacy in a fun and engaging way.  Just go to PlayAlly.com and you will get right into the game.

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LG G8X ThinQ™ Dual Screen Phone Pre-Order Coming Soon

LG’s first Dual Screen, the LG G8X ThinQ™ Dual Screen that was unveiled at Mobile World Conference (MWC) 2019 in Barcelona will soon be available for pre-order! With the improvement of the additional 2.1-inch cover display the new design now lets users check the time, date, battery charge, notifications and other useful information without opening the Dual Screen. The 6.4″ OLED FHD FullVision™ Display delivers high-quality content with clarity, contrast and vibrant color on a device that’s nearly all screen.

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Sony Announces Playstation 5 Updates for the Holiday 2020 Launch

Yesterday it was announced and shared via Sony’s Playstation Blog that their next-generation console will be called PlayStation 5, and we’ll be launching in time for Holiday 2020. WIRED magazine covered these updates and more in a story that posted yesterday. Per Sony’s post, the “more” refers to a preview of the new controller that will ship with PlayStation 5. One of Sony’s goals with the next generation is to deepen the feeling of immersion when you play games. The new controller is to reimagine how the sense of touch can add to that immersion.

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Atari® Announces New Partnership With Antstream Arcade To Deliver Thousands Of Retro Games To The Atari VCS™ Video Computer System

In March of 2020 Atari®, the iconic consumer brand and interactive entertainment producer, returns to the living room with its newest modern gaming and video computer system, the Atari VCS™. Atari® has just announced a partnership with the retro gaming platform Antstream Arcade. This partnership brings an enhanced and exclusive “Atari Edition” of Antstream’s game streaming service to the upcoming Atari VCS™ home gaming and entertainment system. 

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