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Daily Authority: 📦 Black Friday bonanza
📦 Happy Friday everyone! Today is Black Friday, which also means it’s an incredibly slow news day. Still, we’ve got a quick roundup of deals and a bit of the latest news to keep you up to date.
It’s Black Friday
Black Friday sales started earlier this week (and will continue into next week), but today is the day with the steepest discounts you’ll find. We have a hub full of deals that will be updated throughout the day, but here’s a selection of tech products worth picking up. Note that these deals are US-focused, but we have separate lists for Black Friday deals in the UK and in Canada.
- Google Pixel 7 devices hit their lowest prices ever, along with accessories like the Pixel Buds Pro and Pixel Watch.
- Samsung flagships are also hugely discounted. If you’ve ever wanted to try a foldable, you can get the Z Flip 4 for as low as $250 with trade-ins.
- The OnePlus 10 Pro is also down to just $550, making it one of the cheapest flagships you can currently buy.
- For more phone deals, check out our hub for the latest. Now’s the best time to pick up a new phone!
- It’s also a great time to buy a tablet, with both Samsung tablets and Amazon tablets hitting their lowest prices ever.
- If you’re looking for a smartwatch or fitness tracker, Garmin and Fitbit have you covered.
Audio and streaming deals are also, well, streaming in. Both for devices and subscriptions.
- Bose headphones, earbuds, and speakers are on sale on both its official website and Amazon.
- Want more bass? Beats headphones are up to $200 off today.
- Sonos speakers rarely go on sale, but they’re currently up to $180 off at Crutchfield, so don’t miss out!
- If Sonos speakers are a bit pricey for you, there are plenty of other soundbars and speakers on sale, too.
- Need something to watch? Hulu, HBO Max, Peacock Premium, and more have steep discounts, some of which lock in low prices for up to a year.
🛰️ Move over Apple, the Galaxy S23 series could offer satellite support with a key upgrade (Android Authority).
📲 We asked, you told us: This is the phone brand you want most in your country (Android Authority).
🐛 Also bad: Google’s Project Zero finds that millions of phones with Mali GPUs are at risk from exploits due to slow response from OEMs (Engadget).
🥷 Meanwhile, a BBC documentary used face-swapping AI to hide protesters’ identities (New Scientist).
⌨️ Considering a mechanical keyboard? “A gaming keyboard didn’t make me a better gamer, but it was still worth buying” (Android Authority).
🎮 Potential massive news for gamers: The FTC is “likely” to file suit to block Microsoft/Activision merger (Arstechnica).
🚨 Very appropriate guide for today: How to avoid Black Friday scams online (Wired).
🍟 Hard science: Oxford scientists crack case of why ketchup splatters from near-empty bottle (Arstechnica).
In something completely unrelated to tech deals or news, today is National Flossing Day. If you’re like me and floss once a year right before heading to the dentist’s office, let today help you build the habit.
- The celebration only dates back to 2000, but flossing has a much longer history.
- Dental floss was first patented by Johnson and Johnson way back in 1898. At the time, toothbrushes were still quite pricey.
- Early floss was made of silk, with nylon replacing it after WWII.
- The holiday was started to boost awareness of dental hygiene, which is very important for your overall health.
- Humans have been brushing their teeth for thousands of years, with the oldest known model dating back to 3500 BCE.
- It was found in a pharaoh’s tomb. It’s important to pack one for every trip, even to the afterlife!
Stay minty fresh,
Nick Fernandez, Editor.