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Black Friday 2011: Sears

Sears Black Friday 2011

Sears is looking to bring the heat on Black Friday 2011 with a sale that begins at 4:00 am the day after Thanksgiving. We've got the highlights of the sale for you after the break, which include a $99 Kinect sensor, some cheap digital photo frames, and a $30 HD camcorder.

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Bleeding Edge TV 373: Ben Kaufman on Quirky and social product development

At CES,  we caught up with Ben Kaufman, founder of Quirky (and he also started Mophie back in the day,) to get a look at the social product design process behind Quirky.com. Get a look at their amazing products, and awesome design process here. Site members can jump in at any point during a products design lifecycle, and once they do, they get a royalty whenever that product is sold.

Big thank you to JackThreads for sponsoring the show - be sure to check them out, we've got exclusive invite codes that give you $5 to use towards anything you'd like.


Bleeding Edge TV 371: Jawbone Jambox Bluetooth loudspeaker

Last week at CES, we caught up with Travis Bogard from Aliph to get the rundown on the Jawbone Jambox. You may know Aliph, and the Jawbone brand, as the makers of awesome Bluetooth headsets (like the Jawbone Icon,) but the Jambox is a portable Bluetooth speaker with built-in microphone that rocks for playing audio from your Bluetooth-enabled devices. That could be your phone, digital audio player, or anything else that supports A2DP. Even cooler, you can even use the Jambox to take calls.

Big thank you to JackThreads for sponsoring the show - be sure to check them out, we've got exclusive invite codes that give you $5 to use towards anything you'd like. In addition, we wanna thank GoToMeeting as well - be sure to get your GoToMeeting 30-Day free trial and experience the freedom of being able to share and access your desktop from anywhere, remotely.


It’s CES 2011 week, and we’ll be there to cover all the highlights!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Announcements, CES, CES 2011

CES 2011It's the beginning of a new year, and in the technology world, that means it's time for CES. We'll be hitting Vegas this week to cover the biggest consumar electronics show in these here United States later this week, where we expect to bring you a ton of breaking news. CES is where consumer electronics manufacturers shows off their upcoming wares for the year, and it gives a general idea of where the industry is going (for the records, we expect tablets to be pretty big this year.)

For CES, we'll be part of the Sears Blue Blogger Crew, and we'll be working as part of a team of other technology experts as we aim to give you an in-depth look at the sights and sounds of the event:

  • Jenna Hatfield, lead blogger at Stop, Drop and Blog; newspaper photographer and BlogHer contributing editor.
  • Kris Cain, Kris Cain, lead blogger for LittleTechGirl, Tech Editor on Mom Blog Magazine, Host of Tech Talk After Dark on MomTV, editor and writer for the National Apple Gear and Chicago Tech Gear sections on Examiner.com. 
  • Andru Edwards, Editor-in-Chief of Gear Live (that's me!)
  • Kelly Clay, a veteran blogger, works for Lockergnome, where she breaks news and analyzes trends in the tech industry. She currently lives in Seattle.
  • Barbara Rozgonyi, founder of the Chicago chapter of the Social Media Club, reports on ways to grow business and build brands through her blog, WiredPRWorks.

Be sure to check Gear Live this week for all the latest CES news. In addition, you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or go old-school with our RSS feed.

Big thank you to Sears for covering our travel costs and expenses for this years Consumer Electronics Show.


Sears and Kmart announces Netflix competitor Alphaline Entertainment

Sears Logo

Looks like all the giants of the superstore world are looking to own a piece of territory in the online movie market. Just ask WalMart who recently purchased Vudu, a non-subscription service for buying and renting movies that stream online. 

Sears and Kmart are partnering with RoxioNow on their service, called Alphaline Entertainment, which is going to be available on a multitude of devices. Whether Xbox 360, PS3, or Wii will want to be home to yet another movie service that does pretty much the same thing as all the others isn't known yet. What is known is that 'Alphaline Entertainment' is looking to succeed against an already established king of the online movie world where many have failed. And it doesn't help that the name doesn't roll off the tongue as easily as 'Netflix'.

Do you think Alphaline Entertainment stands a chance? Let us know.

Read More | TechCrunch via Alphaline


Sears Black Friday for Gamers

Wii Music

We took a peek at Sears’ Black Friday list and found oodles of inexpensive gifts if you want to fight the crowds. Most are less than $50.00.

  • Buy Any Xbox 360 System Get One Xbox 360 Wireless Controller FREE
  • Nintendo DS - Guitar Hero Decades Bundle Game $49.99
  • Nintendo DS - Traveler Case $9.99
  • PlayStation 3 - Little Big Planet $59.99
  • PlayStation 3 - Blu-ray/DVD Remote $24.99
  • Sony Wireless Stereo Headphones with Transmitter $29.99
  • Wii - Music $49.99


Happy shopping!

Read More | The Black Friday

Find your 2008 Black Friday deals

Black Friday CartoonWe found a great little site dedicated to Black Friday. There over fifty lists from companies that include Circuit City, CompUSA, Office Depot and Radio Shack, with more to come. Looking at Sears’ list, we found such items as a Samsung Disc Player for $199.99, Sharp’s LC26SB24U 26” 720p LCD for $399.99, and the Sony 5-Disc DVD/CD Home Theater System with Upconversion at $249.99, marked down $50.00. Even if we can’t always shop online, it is certainly a plus to be able to check out what is out there ahead of time.

Read More | The Black Friday 2008

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