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November 26, 2021
🙋‍♂️ Good morning! Nick here today covering for Tristan while he raids local stores in a Black Friday feeding frenzy. At least that’s what I assume he’s doing.
Black Friday is here
Black Friday

You’ve probably been hearing about Black Friday all week, but today is actually the day! There are even more (and better) great tech deals to take advantage of, but here’s a short list of the best of the best, separated into neat little categories:


If you’re looking to pick up a new phone, now is the perfect time to do it. There are huge discounts on the latest flagships and more, including the month-old Pixel 6. Check out the full list of deals here, with a quick sneak peek below.

  • Get big savings on the OnePlus 9 ($141 off) and the OnePlus 8T ($100 off), with an even bigger discount on the OnePlus 9 Pro ($269 off). That brings it to its lowest price ever — $799.
  • It’s been just over a month since the Pixel 6 came out, and if you haven’t already bought one you can get the normal version for $499 ($100 off). The Pixel 5a and Pixel 4a are also $50 off each for the more budget-conscious.
  • The Samsung Z Flip 3 is on sale for $899 ($100) off, and that price includes a free pair of Galaxy Buds 2.

Gadgets and gaming:

Smart home enthusiasts and gamers also have a lot to look forward to this year. Nearly all of the Amazon Echo lineup is on sale, as well as robot vacuum cleaners and gaming accessories.

  • The Amazon Echo (4th gen) and Echo Show 5 (2nd gen) are available at their lowest prices ever — $59.99 and $44.99 respectively.
  • The Ecovacs Deebot 711 is now $134, which represents huge savings of more than $415.
  • Roomba robot vacuum cleaners are also on sale, with the Roomba 629 costing just $174.99 for a limited time.
  • The Razer Kishi mobile gaming controller is just $50, which is a great deal for mobile gamers looking to take things to the next level.
  • Tile might have just been bought for more than $200 million, but you can save up to 40% on various Tile trackers on Amazon.


Thinking of picking up a new Chromebook? You’re in luck because several of the best Chromebooks are on sale, and several other laptops can be picked up cheap, too.

  • Both the Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3 and Flex 5 are on sale for $159.99 and $328.99. That’s half price on the Flex 3, which is an excellent value.
  • The Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 is also half off at $275. Several other Samsung laptops are on sale, so check out the hub above for more great deals.
  • The Razer Blade 15 Advanced Gaming Laptop is currently just $1399.99, which saves you a whopping $1200 over the retail price.


There are lots of great deals on headphones, including a variety of discounts on Apple AirPods products. Here’s a quick preview:

  • Sony’s fantastic WH-1000XM4 headphones are more than $100 off, bringing them down to their lowest price ever.
  • The Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones are also nearly 50% off at $179.
  • AirPods Pro hit their lowest price as well, costing $159 ($89 off) for a limited time.
  • Pump up the bass with the Beats Studio 3 headphones, now more than 50% off for Black Friday, costing just $169.99.

TV and Streaming:

Looking to fill the holiday season with streaming goodness? Now is the time to save big on streaming subscriptions and streaming devices like the Roku lineup.

  • Get 3 months of TIDAL HiFi for just $1.
  • Amazon’s Fire Stick TV 4K is now 50% off at just $24.99.
  • The Roku Streaming Stick 4K 2021 is available for just $29, which is $21 off the retail price.

📱 According to our poll, most users have a phone that’s at least two years old. Get on those Black Friday deals, people! (Android Authority)

👍 Reaction emojis are finally coming to WhatsApp. Here’s how they’ll work. (Android Authority)

🙊 For all of you still holding out hope for a new Galaxy Note model, I’m afraid I have some bad news… (Android Authority)

🥽 A report claims that Apple’s AR headset is coming next year with ‘Mac-level’ power. In this case, that means two processors, one as powerful as the M1. (The Verge)

🦹‍♂️ YouTuber Ruben Sim, who specializes in the children’s game Roblox, is being sued by the company for leading a cybermob to terrorize the platform and its developers. (Polygon)

⛴ A new autonomous electric container ship just launched in Oslo to transport fertilizer between two towns. It replaces 40,000 diesel truck trips per year, saving roughly 1,000 tons of CO2 annually. (Good News Network)

💻 Ever wondered why there’s so much cybercrime based out of Nigeria? Here’s one story: How the pandemic pulled Nigerian university students into cybercrime. (The Record)

🦃 Feel better about yourself and your family at the expense of internet strangers: What was your Thanksgiving drama this year? (r/askreddit)

Friday Fun
Friday Fun dog doppelgangers

Let’s forget about Black Friday for a bit and talk about dogs. Specifically, celebrity doppelganger dogs.

In a Twitter thread from a few days ago, user Joaquim Campa uploaded a series of pictures of dogs that look exactly like famous celebrities. And I mean that with the utmost sincerity. Even if you don’t recognize the name, you will recognize the (canine) face.

Tristan will be back with you on Monday,

Nick Fernandez, Editor

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