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The Weekly Authority: 📱 Pixel 7's 32-bit support

Plus all the Black Friday goodness, ongoing Twitter drama, amazing moon views from NASA's Orion, and more top tech news.

Published onNovember 26, 2022

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⚡ Welcome to The Weekly Authority, the Android Authority newsletter that breaks down the top Android and tech news from the week. The 222nd edition here, with the Pixel 7’s (unofficial) 32-bit support, a plethora of Black Friday goodness, all the latest Twitter drama (which seems to be an ongoing thing, now), amazing moon views from NASA’s Orion, and more…

🦃 Happy Thanksgiving weekend! Hope you’re all enjoying the holidays and are suitably full of turkey with all the trimmings (or whatever delicious celebratory meal you’ve enjoyed). I’ve been browsing PS5 game deals, but haven’t made a purchase… yet.

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Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock this past week, you’ve probably noticed it’s Black Friday weekend. We’ve got a roundup of all the best deals, money-saving tips, and more, coming right up…

  • But first, did you know that Black Friday sales usually start well before the big day? You might already have picked up some bargains earlier this week.
  • The sale continues into Cyber Monday, which this year falls on November 28.
  • Black Friday started in the US, but has since become an international event.
  • In case you need any help finding the best Black Friday deals — and let’s face it, browsing for them can be exhausting — we’ve done the hard work and rounded up everything you need in one place.
  • We’ve also rounded up the best UK Black Friday deals and top Canada Black Friday deals, if you live in either of those countries.
  • Looking for some Black Friday streaming deals? Here are all the best savings on Hulu, Peacock, HBO Max, and more — plus, we’ve got the best Black Friday streaming device deals on Roku, Amazon Fire, and more, too.
  • And AA‘s Nick Fernandez did an epic roundup of top deals in Friday’s Daily Authority.

Save even more money this Black Friday

Before you get your wallet out, we’ve also got some money-saving tips for you.

  • AA‘s Senior Audience Engagement Manager John Dye recommends abandoning your cart — so, add the deals you want to buy, go through the checkout process, but stop just before making payment. “Many of these companies have ‘re-engagement’ or ‘recapture’ campaigns that offer discounts to encourage you to complete your purchase,” Dye explains. By not completing a purchase, your cart triggers this system, which will then automatically send you a nudge to buy, usually along with some sort of discount. Sweet!
  • AA Writer Mark O’Neill also recommends this method for saving money and has got up to 20% off in the past — however, he notes that this method won’t work with all retailers, such as Amazon, for example.
  • AA contributor and Executive Editor of our sister site Drone Rush, Jonathan Feist, is also a fan of abandoning his cart, but for a different reason. By leaving items he wants to buy in his cart, he’s letting Amazon’s suggestion algorithms find cheaper alternatives. This may take a day or two, but even if you don’t find a cheaper option, you’ll be able to keep an eye on the deal in your cart in case it becomes even cheaper.
  • Check out our guide for even more money-saving tips this Black Friday.
  • Elsewhere, Wired has some helpful advice to help you avoid Black Friday scams.

Tech Calendar

  • November 25-28: Black Friday (and Cyber Monday) sales
  • November 28-December 2: Amazon Reinvent
  • December 2: The Callisto Protocol launches on PS4, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, and PC (not in Japan)
  • January 5-8, 2023: CES 2023 (Las Vegas)

Tech Tweet of the Week

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The Hustle
trying to explain what’s happening in the tech industry to your family members at thanksgiving
— The Hustle (@TheHustle) November 17, 2022

Something extra: Weird thrift store shirts that you won’t be able to stop scrolling…

Until next week,

Paula Beaton, Copy Editor.

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