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The Apple Black Friday 2021 deals are here, but are they worth it?

The Apple Black Friday 2021 deals are here, but are they worth it?

As with Amazon, Walmart, and other major tech companies, Apple has a bunch of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for shoppers this Thanksgiving holiday. Unlike most other companies, however, Apple isn't slashing the prices on its products -- rather, buyers will receive an Apple Gift card as part of the purchase, which can be used to buy something else later on. Is the gift card deal ultimately worth it?

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Pokemon GO Thanksgiving 2021: Hoopa Unbound rules, catch, and release!

Pokemon GO Thanksgiving 2021: Hoopa Unbound rules, catch, and release!

Pokemon GO has a set of events and in-game happenings going on during the long weekend of Thanksgiving, 2021. This series of events includes no less than one of the most powerful Pokemon in the Pokemon universe: Hoopa Unbound! We'll also have some raid hour action, Cresselia, lots of blue-colored Pokemon (like Squirtle with sun glasses from the Squirtle Squad) and a few bonus gift package balloons from Ed Sheeran.

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Nintendo Switch holiday stock shortage likely as company revises forecast

Nintendo Switch holiday stock shortage likely as company revises forecast

Ongoing chip shortages have impacted a number of consumer products, not the least of which is the Nintendo Switch. A recent report from Nikkei Asia claimed Nintendo has been forced to slash its production targets for the fiscal year ending in March 2022, which is bad news for anyone hoping to pick up a Switch OLED model for the holidays.

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LEGO Ideas Home Alone set packs 3,955 pieces and will arrive for the holidays

LEGO Ideas Home Alone set packs 3,955 pieces and will arrive for the holidays

LEGO has introduced its largest Ideas set ever, one based on the home and antics featured in the classic Christmas movie Home Alone. The set is a fan creation submitted as a LEGO Ideas concept by Ukrainian designer Alex Storozhuk. The massive Home Alone set includes faithful recreations of many popular scenes from the movie.

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Ring Video Doorbell gets Halloween-themed Quick Replies

Ring Video Doorbell gets Halloween-themed Quick Replies

Amazon's Ring has rolled out new Quick Replies for the Halloween season, giving Ring Video Doorbell owners access to some mildly creepy quick replies for those times you're away from home. The Quick Replies, as with the Halloween-themed ringtones, are a temporary offering to add a bit of amusement for holiday visitors.

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Roku’s first original movie is a Christmas special based on an NBC show

Roku’s first original movie is a Christmas special based on an NBC show

This holiday season will bring Roku's first original movie, one that will be made available on the company's free ad-supported Roku Channel streaming service. The Christmas special will be based on the NBC show Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist and it will include the original cast from the series. Once it arrives, Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas will be Roku's first original feature film.

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Netflix will release an interactive WWE horror movie for Halloween

Netflix will release an interactive WWE horror movie for Halloween

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has teamed up with Netflix to release an interactive horror movie based on The Undertaker, the professional name used by retired wrestler Mark Calaway. As with Bandersnatch and a handful of kids shows, Escape the Undertaker will allow viewers to decide how the movie ends.

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Map reveals which states spend the most money on July 4th fireworks

Map reveals which states spend the most money on July 4th fireworks

Zippia, a career website, has a fun bit of research for the Independence Day holiday: which states spend the most money on fireworks, at least based on population and firework imports. The list is a bit surprising -- Texas, for example, doesn't make the Top Ten list despite its popular association with independence and firepower.

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NOAA has some seriously cheesy Valentine’s Day cards for you

NOAA has some seriously cheesy Valentine’s Day cards for you

Are you tired of the ordinary, boring, and otherwise saccharine-sweet Valentine's Day cards you can pick up at the store? If so, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has some cheesy satellite-themed Valentine's Day cards for you to tweet, email, or hand-deliver to your favorite people.

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Pokemon GO New Years event revealed with new Shiny Pokemon

Pokemon GO New Years event revealed with new Shiny Pokemon

This morning Niantic revealed the official 2020 to 2021 Pokemon GO New Year's event. This event rolls with new avatar items, bonuses, and a wide variety of costumed Pokemon, both old and new. This event also includes events with themes according to different regions around the Pokemon world, starting with the Unova region!

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Microsoft Holiday 2020 ad spot delivers free Minecraft, Flight Simulator goodies

Microsoft Holiday 2020 ad spot delivers free Minecraft, Flight Simulator goodies

This week Microsoft released an ad spot video with a daydreaming dog. The dog dreams, and the dreams are a delight. The dog's name is Rufus - his owners are all about the Microsoft products, and the dog (like any good dog) dreams of living the life his human lives. That means living inside Minecraft, flying an airplane, and talking on Microsoft Teams.

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Google top 100 trending gifts may ensure sold out products aplenty

Google top 100 trending gifts may ensure sold out products aplenty

Google just released their first ever "top 100 trending gifts" guide, also known as the Google Shopping Gift Guide 2020. This website puts in focus the products that've been most-purchased for the holiday season, effectively pushing the biggest to sell bigger, and the lesser-known an even lesser chance of finding their target audience. Google's top 100 includes categories like The Chef, The Athlete, The Techie, The Decorator, The Wellness Guru, The Gamer, and The Kids.

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