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Refurbished HomePod now available, Black Friday deal still better

Refurbished HomePod now available, Black Friday deal still better

When Apple finally launched its overdue HomePods, it premium home speakers with some smarts were criticized for at least two things. Not only were they terribly late to the game, they were also considered too expensive for what little they offered. Since then, Apple has updated the HomePod with additional features that could at least make that $350 price tag worth your while. Now it is offering an even cheaper option for those who don’t mind purchasing refurbished products.

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This Lenovo Smart Display deal is a half-price surprise

This Lenovo Smart Display deal is a half-price surprise

Black Friday isn't quite here, but the deals are already showing up, and if you're in the market for a Lenovo Smart Display then you're in luck. The Google Assistant powered smart display launched back in May, but the 8-inch model is already seeing a better than half price discount as part of one pre-Black Friday sale.

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NVIDIA SHIELD TV teams with Alexa, comes with Echo Dot for short time

NVIDIA SHIELD TV teams with Alexa, comes with Echo Dot for short time

Amazon Alexa is the latest on a list of smart home and smart assistant services that work with NVIDIA's Android TV device, NVIDIA SHIELD. Today we're going to take a peek at the steps required to connect an NVIDIA SHIELD to Amazon's Alexa system - starting with the Amazon Echo Dot. This system works with a variety of Amazon Echo devices (with Alexa inside), but NVIDIA's just released a bit of a combo on Amazon and Best Buy with the SHIELD TV and Echo Dot - for a limited bit of time.

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Verizon Pixel 3, Best Buy causing some confusion, annoyance

Verizon Pixel 3, Best Buy causing some confusion, annoyance

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are now available, depending on where you're getting your device. But what should be a good if not uneventful launch is now being marred by some unstated caveats. It turns out the Pixel 4 phones purchased from Verizon and even from Best Buy are locked to the carrier and have to be activated on Verizon before they can be unlocked for other networks after 24 hours at most.

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PlayStation Classic pre-orders go live: Here’s where to get one

PlayStation Classic pre-orders go live: Here’s where to get one

Earlier today, Sony announced the PlayStation Classic. This new mini console promises 20 PS1 games pre-loaded onto a shrunken-down replica of the original PlayStation console, which just so happens to be celebrating its 25th birthday this year. Though it won't be here until December, it's gone up for pre-order today from a number of different retailers.

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Best Buy has a tempting Nintendo Switch bundle deal for a short time

Best Buy has a tempting Nintendo Switch bundle deal for a short time

Since the Switch is still a relatively new console that's selling well, we haven't seen very many discounts on it. The ones we do see usually come in the form of some sort of bundle deal, which might stick you with accessories or games you don't really want. Best Buy has a new bundle deal of its own on offer currently, but this time around, you get to pick the game it comes with.

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Fortnite Galaxy Skin war: Samsung blocks Fortnite in-store demos

Fortnite Galaxy Skin war: Samsung blocks Fortnite in-store demos

The Fortnite Samsung Galaxy Skin promo for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is causing some issues. Not for end-users, and not for those that already have the skin in-game. But for workers at Best Buy locations across the United States - and Verizon, and T-Mobile, and so forth. They're being duped by hardcore Fortnite fans, left and right.

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NVIDIA SHIELD TV Smart Home Edition is a bundle with a dongle

NVIDIA SHIELD TV Smart Home Edition is a bundle with a dongle

NVIDIA has a smart TV device called SHIELD TV which, as of this week, has a fourth individual bundle. A bundle includes the SHIELD TV itself and an assortment of controllers. This week the device was officially wrapped up in a bundle called "SHIELD TV SMART HOME EDITION" complete with a SmartThings Link. That SmartThings link otherwise costs approximately $40 on its own.

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NES Classic restock: Where to buy and what to expect

NES Classic restock: Where to buy and what to expect

Tomorrow is a big day for Nintendo fans, as the NES Classic will be returning to store shelves after more than a year away. Nintendo is giving consumers a second chance to own the NES Classic, which was notoriously hard to come by during its initial retail run. It's probably going to be just as popular the second time around, so you'll definitely want to plan ahead if you want to get one.

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NES Classic Edition restock plans detailed by GameStop, Best Buy

NES Classic Edition restock plans detailed by GameStop, Best Buy

After a long absence, the NES Classic Edition is hitting shelves again later this week. For those who missed out on it the first time around, this is your chance to get one without paying double or even triple its sticker price to resellers. You're going to have to act quickly if you want to buy one, but thankfully, some retailers like GameStop and Best Buy have detailed their restock plans ahead of time.

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Best Buy’s Gamers Club Unlocked might soon be a thing of the past

Best Buy’s Gamers Club Unlocked might soon be a thing of the past

In the Amazon age, Best Buy has made a lot of changes and launched a lot of initiatives to keep pace. One of its most successful initiatives is unquestionably Gamers Club Unlocked, a subscription service that offers big discounts on new games for any platform. As it turns out, Gamers Club Unlocked may have been too good to last.

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Where to put your old phone batteries (Hint: NOT in the garbage)

Where to put your old phone batteries (Hint: NOT in the garbage)

Lithium-ion batteries are exploding at dumps and recycling plants across the United States - and that's a problem. These types of batteries come most often in the device that's likely in your hand or pocket - your smartphone. Today we're taking a quick peek at a few explosions and a few SUPER SIMPLE ways they could've been avoided at the source.

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