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Sonos’ Black Friday deals feature the One and Beam speakers

Sonos has announced its Black Friday deals, over a week before the sales weekend is due to start. Its voice-controlled Sonos One speaker will be discounted to $175, $25 less than its regular retail price, while its newest product, the compact Sonos Beam soundbar (which also features Alexa voice control), …

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Fortnite introduces new Food Fight mode for a limited time

Epic Games has announced that Fortnite is getting a new mode, dubbed Food Fight, as part of its today’s v6.30 patch. The new Limited Time Mode is a food-themed base defense game between Durrr Burger and Pizza Pit, which sees both teams attempt to build defenses around their restaurants while …

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Ford teaming up with Walmart and Postmates on robot deliveries

Ford is joining forces with Walmart and Postmates to create a grocery delivery service using self-driving vehicles in Miami, the companies announced Wednesday. Ford has been using Miami as a test bed for its self-driving vehicles since earlier this year. And more recently, the auto giant joined with Postmates to …

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Samsung’s next flagship processor has an NPU for on-device AI

Samsung Electronics is the latest mobile system-on-chip vendor to start using dedicated hardware for on-device machine learning. The Exynos 9 Series 9820, which will undoubtedly be used in the international versions of the Galaxy S10, has a neural processing engine (NPU) that is claimed to deliver up to seven times …

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What to buy and skip on Black Friday

If you’re planning to get a head start on holiday shopping, Black Friday is a great opportunity to snag exclusive deals and deep discounts. But you need to have a strategy, says Kimberly Palmer, a personal finance expert from NerdWallet.  “To be a smart shopper on Black Friday, you want …

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