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PlayStation 4 availability in-store and online turning up bleak

PlayStation 4 availability in-store and online turning up bleak

This week folks just beginning to seek out a PlayStation 4 gaming console are finding themselves in for a world of disappointment as stores across the United States have turned up empty in the wake of Black Friday. While initial sales of the device have proven Sony to be pushing what may be their most successful console to date, it would seem that production levels so far haven't been able to keep up with monstrous demand.

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Apple Black Friday listing up early: modesty first

Apple Black Friday listing up early: modesty first

Starting well across the ocean this week the folks at Apple have begun teasing their Black Friday listings with simplicity. An Australian teaser page has appeared for what Apple calls their "one-day Apple shopping event" that just so happens to fall the day after Thanksgiving. This day is traditionally called "Black Friday" due to the massive amount of store sales across the United States - and abroad, now, as it were.

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Coin features expand as funding goal met in 40 minutes

Coin features expand as funding goal met in 40 minutes

There's a few more pointed features appearing in the digital credit card known as Coin this week, these being shown in conjunction with a note that their initial crowd-funding goal had been met in just 40 minutes, right out the gate. Coin suggests that their funding campaign began at a cool $50,000 and was met in just under 40 minutes, making this campaign one well on its way to crowd-funding history - we'll see at the end of the funding timeframe, of course.

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SlashDeals: Tuesday, Week 47 – AT&T, Dell, Toshiba, HP, and a Seiko watch

SlashDeals: Tuesday, Week 47 – AT&T, Dell, Toshiba, HP, and a Seiko watch

If you're in the mood for a smartphone from AT&T for half the normal price or you need a new laptop, convertible notebook/tablet, or monitor this afternoon, SlashDeals has you covered. We've even got an eye on a fabulous Seiko Men's solar wristwatch for good measure - what more could you want? Today's deals include a Toshiba Satellite laptop (with a 1-day deal), HP ENVY 23 monitor, Dell XPS 12 convertible touchscreen tablet/notebook, and a Seiko SNE210 Men's Solar Watch with free shipping.

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SlashDeals: Thursday, Week 26 – Alienware, Note 3, and big LG TV

SlashDeals: Thursday, Week 26 – Alienware, Note 3, and big LG TV

Desktop getting you down, laptop lagging, or tablet tiresome? We've got you covered on all basis in today's SlashDeals, with everything from a potent Core i7 Alienware Aurora r4 desktop gaming rig for with $275 off, through to a beefy HP ENVY laptop good enough for mobile and desktop use down to under $900. Those looking to treat their PC or Mac to an upgrade get a choice of speedy SSD storage not to mention a skinny ASUS IPS LCD ideal for gaming or watching videos. That's not all, so read on for the deals.

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SlashDeals: Monday, Week 46 – Jumpstart your desk

SlashDeals: Monday, Week 46 – Jumpstart your desk

Laptop looking tired? Desktop feeling left out when it comes to Windows 8.1's finger-friendliness? Time for a refresh with the best deals around in tech. Whether you're updating your home office or looking for a new laptop for school, we've got you covered, complete with a bonus for those wanting to supercharge their downtime instead.

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Holiday Gift Ideas 2013

Holiday Gift Ideas 2013

Halloween has come and gone, and with its passing comes the start of the holiday shopping season. Companies are preparing to launch their latest offerings in time for seasonal gift-giving, and sorting through the endless products, promotions, and special pricing for the perfect gift can be enough to make anyone's head spin. We've got more than a few ideas for you here at SlashGear, and whether you're in the market for something small and solid for coworkers or a big gift to make your significant other's holiday, read on to see our best suggestions.

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Mind-reading your brain’s budget: How neuro-pricing proved Starbucks undercharges

Mind-reading your brain’s budget: How neuro-pricing proved Starbucks undercharges

Starbucks could charge you a third more for a cup of coffee and, not only would you pay it, but you'd think it justified, one study of brain waves suggests, opening the door to market testing product pricing using neuroscience. The research, by neurobiologist and former marketing consultant Kai-Markus Müller, took Starbucks coffee as its basis Spiegel reports, using electroencephalography (EEG) to track instinctive reactions to different suggested prices for cup. He found that, while the same cup would usually sell for €1.80 ($2.44) in German cafes, those surveyed would actually have readily paid between €2.10 and €2.40 ($2.85-3.25).

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