Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of partying with a bunch of my friends. All of them are pretty big nerds, just like me. If you're a nerd too, you know that not much changes when a bunch of nerds get a few drinks in them, they just talk about nerdy things louder than usual. Therefore, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise to hear that the Steam autumn sale was among the topics that came up that night.
Metrics firm comScore released information on the amount spent on Cyber Monday in the US. Cyber Monday was a big shopping day according to the firm with $1.028 billion spent. That massive total made Cyber Monday the largest shopping day online this year. The reminder of Cyber Monday week had strong shopping as well, but the amount spent softened considerably.
You sassafrass you, NOOKcolor! Last night we spoke about how NOOKcolor had been rooted and presented to you the final chapter in our "A Week With" reviews of that device, but what's this?! I snuck another one in on ya! A Week with NOOKcolor: The Missing Link – Viewing Manually Loaded Books and What a Root Means for the Future. Then there's news about how NOOKcolor saved B&N's butt financially this year, and the iPad responds with a magazine - it's got TRON on it! Maybe not a direct response, and I know it's released by Richard Branson, but, you know, but I don't think iPad is worried about the B&N competition. Then we've got some Farmville news and some NASA news about what might be aliens - this expressing the range of information we present here at the R3 Media Network. ALL THIS AND MORE on the SlashGear Morning Wrap-up!
I have never ventured into stores on Black Friday with one exception. A couple years back I got a hankering for a new video game on Black Friday and hit Best Buy not thinking about what day it was. I will never make that mistake again. I am more a Cyber Monday guy even though generally I am loathe to order stuff online mostly because I don’t like to wait for things to show up in the mail.
Welcome back after an extended holiday weekend! Many of you've got your new Android smartphones and giant televisions and weirdo oddities under your belt (or maybe you had even more fun by buying those things as presents) and you've come back, hungry for some tech news! Well you're in luck, especially if you DIDN'T pick up your device of choice yet, especially if you live in Korea (where you'll find the LG LU3000, faster than Galaxy S, - that is of course if you dismiss the fact that you might be going to war soon,) in Japan (where Sharp is very soon releasing their fabulous Galapagos tablets,) or the USA (where you can get a FREE G2.) Of course, if you're in Taiwan this week, you'll probably flip out over a ASUS Eee Note EA-800, and if you're in the USA... well... how about a pulse rifle? Or I bet you're on the lookout for a SlashGear Cyber Monday Round Up?! All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-up!
Black Friday may traditionally be the big shopping blow-out after Thanksgiving, but Cyber Monday is the battery-powered upstart that wants to sate our electronics needs. After the cut, SlashGear's Cyber Monday shopping guide, including Apple accessory discounts, cut-price MacBook, MacBook Pro and iMac deals, cheap HDTVs and more!
When it comes to shopping deals online we all know the Monday following Thanksgiving is the time when you can get some killer online deals. The day is known as Cyber Monday and if you want a Mvix Mini HD media streaming that has been factory recertified you need to be spamming the F5 key Monday for the official discount code.
This week Black Friday will see the stores packed with hoards of shoppers looking to save a few bucks on some gear. I'd rather get kicked in the balls by a ninja donkey than go into a store on Black Friday personally. I'm more a Cyber Monday kind of shopper and I bet that there are a bunch of you that are the same way.