Your Guide to Black Friday Shopping

Laptops — sort of. The Wirecutter Deals team has seen a lot of good early Black Friday deals on Wirecutter picks like the Lenovo c740, the Lenovo c940 and the Lenovo X1 Carbon (8th Gen) from Best Buy and Lenovo itself. Mr. Burrow expects the same deals again on Black Friday, supply permitting, but whether you can wait that long comes down to your needs. Because it’s a bit of a tossup, follow the Wirecutter Deals team coverage in the run-up to Black Friday, and we’ll do the vetting of deals for you.

Audio gear. Wait until Black Friday if anything audio-related — wireless earbuds, noise-canceling headphones, portable Bluetooth speakers, soundbars and more — tops your wish list. Mr. Burrow says it’s better to wait because the discounts will probably be steeper.

Apple devices. Apple rarely offers significant discounts on its products, but

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A Scoville Heat Scale For Measuring The Progress Of Emerging Technologies In 2021

A couple of years back I wrote an article in FORBES called a “A Scoville Heat Scale For Measuring Cybersecurity.”  The Scoville Scale is a measurement chart used to rate the heat of peppers or other spicy food. For that article, I devised my own Scoville Scale-like heat characterizations of the cyber threats and rated the heat on the corresponding cyber security impact. 

MORE FROM FORBESA Scoville Heat Scale For Measuring Cybersecurity

 

As we enter a new decade of transformation, I am applying  that same Scoville scale to the topic of emerging technologies. It could be surmised that all these emerging technologies are already “hot” on a heat scale as they are already facilitating exponential changes in our society. True but some areas of emerging tech are further along than others in

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The Hot New Covid Tech Is Wearable and Constantly Tracks You

In Rochester, Mich., Oakland University is preparing to hand out wearable devices to students that log skin temperature once a minute — or more than 1,400 times per day — in the hopes of pinpointing early signs of the coronavirus.

In Plano, Texas, employees at the headquarters of Rent-A-Center recently started wearing proximity detectors that log their close contacts with one another and can be used to alert them to possible virus exposure.

And in Knoxville, students on the University of Tennessee football team tuck proximity trackers under their shoulder pads during games — allowing the team’s medical director to trace which players may have spent more than 15 minutes near a teammate or an opposing player.

The powerful new surveillance systems, wearable devices that continuously monitor users, are the latest high-tech gadgets to emerge in the battle to hinder the coronavirus. Some sports leagues, factories and nursing homes have

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Sidewalk Labs launches Delve, a generative design tool for optimized urban development

Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation arm of Google parent company Alphabet Inc., has launched Delve, a new generative design software tool that aims to guide developers, architects, and planners in the creation of healthy, sustainable, and equitable urban neighborhoods by presenting teams with a wide plethora of design possibilities, generated via machine learning, that respond to the unique criteria presented by individual projects. This criterion is set around core components found in most urban development projects: buildings, open spaces, amenities, streets, and energy infrastructure.

Delve is intended to dramatically speed up and optimizes the planning process while meeting the various inputs, constraints, and priorities presented by development projects. In theory, teams are liberated from the burdensome time and cost limitations that often dictate this process and freed up to experiment, adjust, and improve while also responding to the unique needs and wants of community members based on feedback.

As Okalo

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8 PS5 UI tips and tricks to get the most out of your new PlayStation

The PS5 is finally here and while games are undoubtedly the most important part of any console launch, the PS5’s new user interface is a treasure trove of pretty cool new options. We had an in-depth look at the options and found a few tips and tricks to help supercharge your PlayStation experience. 

Some are handled seamlessly during set-up but others are buried in a mountain of settings and options. We thought it was worth breaking down.

Here’s what we think is worth doing when you first turn on your PS5, to help tailor your PS5 experience to your own specific preferences.

1. Check out your privacy settings

During the initial PS5 set-up you’ll be asked to select from a series of four different privacy settings with

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Best Early LG, TCL, Samsung & More TV Sales Rounded Up by Deal Tomato

Save on 4K TV deals at the early Black Friday 2020 sale, including smart TV savings from established brands like Samsung, TCL and LG

Early Black Friday TV deals for 2020 are underway. Review the latest offers on smart TVs and 4K models from TCL, LG and Samsung. Links to the top deals are listed below.

Best TV Deals:

  • Save up to 50% off on top rated 4K TVs from Samsung, LG, Vizio, TCL & more top brands at Walmart – check latest deals on Ultra HD, LED and smart TVs

  • Save up to 60% off on the latest smart TVs (2020 models) at Walmart – get the latest deals on top-rated smart TVs from top brands including Samsung, LG, Sony, Vizio & more

  • Save up to 40% on a wide range of smart TV & 4K TVs at Amazon – check live prices on top-rated smart TVs with 32,

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Qatar- HBKU launches ‘Design Post-Covid Humanity’ programme

(MENAFN – Gulf Times) Efforts to design a fairer, more inclusive and sustainable post-Covid humanity provide the foundations for a new programme launched by the College of Islamic Studies (CIS) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU).

‘Design Post-Covid Humanity: Taaruf, Taawun, Tarahum (DPCH-3T)’ is an innovative, blended and multiplex educational space for the generation of fresh thinking and new ideas for living with and within the new normal awaiting societies.

The six-month programme will take motivated and inspired youth from around the world on an educational journey to unleash their transformative potential. In doing so, DPCH-3T will focus on the philosophical, spiritual and interdisciplinary dimensions of the post-Covid humanity and the key virtues of Taaruf (Acquaintance), Taawun (Co-operation) and Tarahum (Mercifulness).

The College of Public Policy and Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, both part of HBKU, are collaborating partners of the programme, launched on November 2 at an opening

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Call of Duty: Black Ops — Cold War sets digital sales record

Call of Duty: Black Ops — Cold War set a new record for the highest first-day digital sales in the franchise’s history.

Activision Blizzard Europe/Middle East/Africa managing director Anna Malmhake said in a statement on Sunday that the title is releasing into the largest and most-engaged Call of Duty community ever, thanks to the expansion of the franchise in the past year. (Here’s our review of the game).

The game debuted across current-generation consoles, next-generation consoles and the PC on Friday.

Call of Duty: Mobile has reached more than 300 million downloads on mobile devices, and the battle royale mode Call of Duty: Warzone has been downloaded more than 80 million times.

Malmhake said the company will continue its practice of launching free post-launch content.

Meanwhile, some players are reporting bugs. I noticed a bug in the single-player campaign on the PlayStation 5, in a part where two characters are

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Best Early iRobot Vacuum Savings Researched by Retail Fuse

Early Black Friday Roomba i3 and i3+ deals for 2020 have arrived, find the best early Black Friday iRobot Roomba discounts below

Early Black Friday Roomba i3 and i3+ deals have arrived. Review the best offers on Roomba robot vacuums from iRobot. Links to the best deals are listed below.

Best Roomba i3 Deals:

Best Roomba Deals:

  • Save up to $400 on a wide range of Roomba robot vacuum bundles & deals at Walmart – check deals available on the Roomba 980, 960, 690, Braava jet M6 and more new and refurbished models

  • Save up to $90 on iRobot Roomba robot vacuums at Amazon – check deals on the best-selling iRobot Roomba 960, s9, i7, i7+, 650 and e5 models

  • Save up to $100 on Roomba robot vacuums & robot mops at Target – save on iRobot smart cleaning products including the Roomba 675, e5, Braava Jet 230 robot mop

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Early Roomba Robot Vacuum Deals Collated by Spending Lab

The best early Roomba 985 & 980 deals for Black Friday, featuring Roomba 980, 985 and more robot vacuum deals

Early Black Friday Roomba 980 & 985 deals for 2020 are here. Find the latest savings on iRobot Roomba robotic vacuums, accessories and more. Links to the top deals are listed below.

Best Roomba 980 & 985 Deals:

Best Roomba Deals:

  • Save up to $400 on a wide range of Roomba robot vacuum bundles & deals at Walmart – check deals available on the Roomba 980, 960, 690, Braava jet M6 and more new and refurbished models

  • Save up to $90 on iRobot Roomba robot vacuums at Amazon – check deals on the best-selling iRobot Roomba 960, s9, i7, i7+, 650 and e5 models

  • Save up to $100 on Roomba robot vacuums & robot mops at Target – save on iRobot smart cleaning products including the Roomba 675, e5, Braava

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