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Best Buy announces ‘Nick of Time’ sale for last minute deals on gadgets

We’re in the heat of the holiday shopping season, but Best Buy isn’t done unveiling new deals.   On Thursday, Best Buy announced its ‘Nick of Time’ sale. The promo kicks off Friday Dec. 14 and only runs for three days.   Best Buy highlighted some of the upcoming discounts, including:     Up to …

Valentine’s Day gifts starting at $10: 11 unconventional gifts for her

Valentine’s Day is Thursday. That means you’re officially late when it comes to giving gifts. You’re thinking: What can I get her that’ll show I care? If you have a girlfriend or wife in your life, and no clue what to get here, never fear! Here’s a Valentine’s day gift guide for her. And — shout-out to …

Are AirPods and other Bluetooth headphones truly safe?

  The headphone jack is becoming a thing of the past, but not everyone is happy about the wireless future we’re heading towards. Despite underwhelming evidence, concerns persist electronics like wireless headphones pose a potential health risk. Those worried say harmful radio waves being pumped into our head could lead to tumours and other conditions …

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Chinese schools unveil creepy GPS-enabled school uniforms

  Ten schools in China have new “intelligent uniforms” that will track students’ whereabouts with embedded computer chips. The uniforms, which are equipped with GPS devices developed by a local tech firm, are meant to ensure that students don’t skip class. Alarms are set to go off if a student walks out of the school …

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Cyber Monday’s big secret: Why you should pounce on that tempting Black Friday sale

If you see a good Black Friday deal on something you want to buy this week, buy it. Don’t wait for a theoretical ‘better’ sale on Cyber Monday (Nov. 26). I’m not waiting and I don’t think anyone else should wait, either.   To be clear: I’m not suggesting you buy stuff you don’t need. …

The Surface Studio 2 is on display during a news conference, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Microsoft launches headphones and major upgrades to devices

TECH giant Microsoft launched its new line of Surface products at an event in New York this week and critics are claiming they’re some of the best hardware in the industry right now. Journalists flocked to yesterday’s event to hear what the company had in store for its customers. What they were presented with were …

The camera on a Google Pixel 3a XL phone is displayed at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif. Picture: Jeff Chiu

Google drops affordable new Pixel phone starting at $649

  In a direct shot at competitors like Apple, Google has bucked the trend of soaring smartphone prices and unveiled a high-performance Pixel device that won’t break the bank. The company’s new handset is aimed at the middle of the market, as the tech giant continues its wide-ranging effort to generate excitement for its hardware …

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These gadgets coming in 2019 will leave you a little speechless

Every year, visitors to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas are treated to a few jaw-dropping gadgets. This year is no different, with developers unveiling a toothbrush prototype that takes just ten seconds to use, as well as a television that can roll up from a cabinet in your living room. Here are some …