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Nintendo Switch OLED vs Nintendo Switch: Upgrade or pass

Nintendo Switch OLED vs Nintendo Switch: Upgrade or pass

The tech community was expecting a Pro version of the Nintendo Switch but on July 6 an OLED model was announced as the fourth major release of the handheld console. Called Nintendo Switch (OLED model), the new version of Nintendo handheld game console is a bit of a subjective choice depending on whether you already own the Switch or you’re a first-time user of a handheld console.

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Nintendo Switch OLED VS Lite VS original: Buy by the screen

Nintendo Switch OLED VS Lite VS original: Buy by the screen

In the battle of values between the various Nintendo Switch models today, your focus will likely start with display size. The Lite has a 5.5-inch LCD, the original has a 6.2-inch LCD, and the OLED model has a 7-inch OLED panel. This larger model also comes with an improved kickstand, higher base storage, and it'll cost you a little bit more money.

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The big Disney+ ESPN+ Hulu bundle is here: Worth it?

The big Disney+ ESPN+ Hulu bundle is here: Worth it?

Today we're taking a peek at the big Disney Plus bundle with ESPN Plus and ad-free Hulu. This bundle was just made widely available today after a smaller release and announcement in recent weeks. This version of the subscription service puts all three streaming services in one payment plan and makes their combined price slightly lower than the services would be on their own.

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Nintendo Switch games sale for Black Friday – our best picks

Nintendo Switch games sale for Black Friday – our best picks

The folks running the Nintendo games store just publicized a so-called "Cyber Deals" sale in said store. Today we're going to run down the games that jump out at us, letting you know what's worth buying, and what's better skipped. The price cuts you're looking at here are mostly good if you've been waiting for a price cut that's good enough, but not necessarily "must buy" as such.

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2020 Gift Guide for Nerds who have everything

2020 Gift Guide for Nerds who have everything

Despite the unique state of the world here at the tail end of 2020, the holiday gift-giving season still approaches. Despite the global pandemic through which we're still living, we've still got a hankering to buy gifts for friends and family. We might not hand-deliver said gifts this year, but the need to wrap remains! The guide you're looking at today is made for the nerdy individual in your life - you know the sort.

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iPad Air (2020) upgrade: 5 thinking points before you buy

iPad Air (2020) upgrade: 5 thinking points before you buy

The latest iPad Air was made available for purchase at Apple here in late 2020 - today we're going through the details. This iPad Air (2020, 8th gen) will cost you approximately $600 if you buy it all at once, and it delivers a look and an experience quite similar to that of the iPhone 12 - so what's the big difference? If you already own an iPad, why should you consider buying a new device now?

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Should you upgrade to the new iPhone 12 – which one is best?

Should you upgrade to the new iPhone 12 – which one is best?

The iPhone 12 with 5G was released in October 2020: Here we look at reasons why you might want to upgrade. We're also looking at reasons why you might want to steer clear. There are positive and negative factors in deciding on any new smartphone, starting with exactly that - deciding whether you need a NEW iPhone in the first place.

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Star Wars games on sale today with PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and candles

Star Wars games on sale today with PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and candles

Today we're taking a peek at the various game sales out on May the 4th, aka Star Wars day, across the gaming universe. If you're in the mood for PC games, you're going to be in luck. If you're looking for Xbox One or PlayStation 4 games, you're going to have a slightly more slim set of pickings. This day is just about the best day to buy Star Wars games if you've been waiting, though - so let's take a peek!

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Nintendo Switch Lite back in stock (for now)

Nintendo Switch Lite back in stock (for now)

Without much fanfare the Nintendo Switch Lite returned to in-stock status at several stores in the USA this week in several bright colors. It would appear that stock has been released for sale in stores online like Amazon, Best Buy, and Target. You'll find the Turquoise version available at each of these stores, while gray seems to be sold out everywhere by Amazon, and Target's the only location with a Yellow version of the console.

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Toilet paper and Clorox Wipes disappear from stores: But why?

Toilet paper and Clorox Wipes disappear from stores: But why?

If you've been to your local department store in the United States in the last several days, you might've noticed some oddly bare-looking aisles. Upon closer inspection, you might've also noticed a sign like the one you'll see at the head of this article. The bad news is, if you're in desperate need of some toilet paper today, you might need to hit a few Target and/or Walmart stores before you find a pack.

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Samsung’s Galaxy S20 is on sale today: 4 things you need to know

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 is on sale today: 4 things you need to know

Today you'll find the Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra on sale for the first time. This release includes multiple phones with very similar features and abilities - and it's going to be confusing if you're not set up with the details you need for your carrier of choice. You might also want to consider buying one of these phones off-contract, for one up-front cost. Let's take a peek at what you need to know.

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Honestly the “free” iPhone 7 is still pretty great [UPDATE]

Honestly the “free” iPhone 7 is still pretty great [UPDATE]

If you're going in to a carrier like Verizon right now, looking for the least expensive way to have a smartphone for email and phone calls, they've got a few "free" choices. You'll end up signing up for a $50 (or thereabouts) per month plan, at minimum, for the service with the carrier, and you'll get a phone that'd normally cost a few hundred dollars outright. In late February, 2020, I opted to get the iPhone 7 because it's been a while since I owned an iPhone, and I figured it'd be a reliable piece of hardware.

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