For techies, the Black Friday deals are just beginning. Google and other app creators are looking to extend the Black Friday madness into the Thanksgiving weekend, with deals on a wide range of apps and media.
Android apps are especially discounted, with apps like SwiftKey 3, Shadowgun, and Documents To Go among the cheapest, but there's no shortage of deals in categories across the board. You'll also find some nice deals on books, movies and music, from Diana Krall to Kendrick Lamar. Head on over to Google Play to check out all the deals on the apps you wish you had.
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Details of Best Buy's Black Friday 2012 sales have just been released, and we've got a links to all the highlights you can expect to see throughout Thanksgiving weekend. Doors will open right at midnight on November 23rd, and tickets for the doorbusters will be handed out as early as 10:00 pm on Thanksgiving Day. If you'd rather do all your shopping online (which is what we're doing,) here's your guide to all the Best Buy deals, after the break.
Details of Best Buy's Black Friday 2011 sales have just been released, and we've got a list of all the highlights you can expect to see after the break. Doors will open right at midnight on October 25th, and tickets for the doorbusters will be handed out as early as 10:00 pm on Thanksgiving Day. Click through for a look at the goods.
Thanksgiving is that wonderful time of year where we celebrates parades, football, days off from school and work, and something else I've entirely forgotten about. Here are some things I'm giving thanks for in 2010.
Naturally, your list may vary, and be a lot less selfish than my own.
10. My TSA date, Officer Pat Downe, had soft hands.
9. The iPad. Is it wrong to want 2 of them?
8. Library Book Sales: I scored a Pogo book, Quincy’s World by Ted Shearer and Don Martin Grinds Ahead! All for less than a buck total.
7. The debut of Oh, Brother! by Bob Weber, Jr. and Jay Stephens. Funny, funny strip.
6. Five Guys Burgers & Fries: If you’re going to eat, Five it up.
Okay, we know that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are all about the deals, but we figured we'd clue you in on Target's Thanksgiving Day sale as well. They'll have a bunch of deals available just for the day of Thanksgiving, as we're betting you'll find some steals that are just as good as what they'll have on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Be sure to give it a look between bites of turkey during those football commercials.
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It’s Thanksgiving, at least here in the US. For those of you outside the 50 states, just know that we are currently gorging on the kinds of food we don’t normally eat at any other time of the year, getting together with family and friends (some of us might be watching football), and reflecting on things we are thankful for. And yeah, it’s usually about friends, family, and good health, but I’m also thankful for comic book stuff too.
Here are five things I’m thankful for, as relates to comic books. Of course, this is just my list. Your mileage may vary..
(1) Comic Book Stores. Seriously, what a great idea. You can argue over smart retailers vs. the other kind, but how great is it to actually have an LCS? I like going to every one I’ve been to; the ones where they know me by name or greet me as I come in, and the ones where the clerk acts like I’ve ruined his plans for the day just by opening the door. I’ve even waded through a pile of Wizards of the Coast players just to grab my comics. I don’t mind. The idea that there’s a place where I can go and get comics is amazing to me. Until you’ve lived in a place that has no convenient comic book store, I think it’s hard to realize what a luxury one truly is. And to any retailer who’s managed to survive this long, my imaginary hat’s off to you!
(2) Marvel and DC. Okay, sure we all have our share of Big Two Disappointments we can point to and their weird reliance on crossovers and events that no one believes in, but overall, it’s great to have them around. They are responsible for the Direct Market and for keeping it alive. It’ll be interesting to see what happens as everything goes digital (and more people read online comics instead of superhero comics) and the generations of print collectors die off, but for now, I’d hate to see the industry that had only Marvel without DC or vice-versa. Besides, I have friends at both companies and don’t want to see anybody unemployed.
My Punchbowl has launched eCard Studio. Using their simple generator, you can create free cards for those that you owe, as well as those you don’t. Choose a template, change photo, text, colors and message and there you are, saving the planet while fulfilling your holiday obligations. The process is painless and only takes a couple of minutes. They also have birthday, Thanksgiving, thank you and other e-cards available.
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If you have already had your post-Thanksgiving nap, you might be interested to know that the molecule tryptophan may have another use besides making you nod off. Researchers from Oxford University say that the chemical precursor to serotonin may also induce trust. Volunteers were given a drink that depleted their tryptophan. Although the final results are not in from the experiments, they found that when they reduced it, the chemical also lowered “the reward value of cooperating.” We just wonder why every family Thanksgiving feast we have ever attended has ended in a tussle.
(Happy Turkey Day!)
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Are you the type that faithfully buys a lotto ticket every week in the hopes of being the one in a billion to become instantly rich? This should be right up your alley. Amazon is offering 18 products that you can bid on by one vote per round. If you are fortunate enough to be picked at random, you will win the item at the end of 6 rounds.
Last year, lucky winners of the Customer Vote got an Xbox 360 Core for $100.00 and a Wii and PS3 at MSRP. Because there was a site overload last year, the company has worked to make sure the same problems will not happen during the promotion this time around. The items will be on display at Amazon beginning this Thursday and voting is to commence on Thanksgiving, Nov. 22, and will run through the 28th. Grab a turkey drumstick and let the games begin.
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Aaah, Thanksgiving. Food, friends, family… And making plans for taking advantage of all of the great Black Friday shopping!
Every year it gets easier to make those plans, thanks to a growing number of tipsters running websites dedicated solely to the first huge shopping day of the holiday season. Unreal deals can be found if you know where to look, and these sites are quick on the draw when it comes to publicizing not only the best bargains but even full scans of Black Friday circulars.
Some of these sites are already alive and kicking, posting bargains from Target, Kmart, Costco, and hhgregg, among others. A couple of the tech bargains of note this year include a Kodak 8 megapixel digital camera from Target for $89 and Kmart’s Magellan Maestro 3100 navigation system priced at $129.99.
The Official Black Friday 2007 Website, BlackFriday.info, the Official Black Friday 2007 Website and Black Friday are being updated often and as Black Friday gets closer will have even more bargains to publicize. It’s just one more thing that the price-savvy techster can be thankful for.
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