Best Walmart Cyber Monday deals still available: $199 AirPods Pro (again), price cuts on a 70-inch Roku TV, Roomba and Xbox, Switch and PS4 games

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

Cyber Monday might be over, but you can still find deals at Walmart that haven’t yet gone away. The ApirPods Pro are back to $200, for example, and you can snag a giant 70-inch Roku TV for under $500. It’s little surprise that the deals Apple Watch Series 3 all quickly sold out, but keep an eye on this list as certain items have been coming back in stock.

Our favorite deals that you can still actually buy are listed below. Note that availability and prices fluctuate but were accurate at the time of this story’s most recent update.



Who doesn’t love a crispy finish on top of their tender juicy dinner? That’s exactly what the Ninja

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How to send Nintendo Switch screenshots to your phone or computer

You can now directly send Nintendo Switch screenshots to your phone or other smart device, but the process is kind of confusing. Once we saw how complicated things can get, we thought it would be best to create a step-by-step walkthrough to explain how screenshot transfer works.

There are two ways to send Switch screenshots to another device. When you want to send a screenshot to your phone or tablet, you’ll use the wireless method (which employs QR codes), and if you want to share images with a laptop or desktop, you’ll transfer via USB cable. 

And as a reminder, you take screenshots by clicking the little circle button near the bottom of the left Joy-Con (or above and to the left of the D-pad on the Pro controller).

But no matter how annoying this may be, it’s still far easier than the two other methods we’ve used in the

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Why some social media users are making the switch to Parler

The 2020 election season was flooded with misinformation about everything from the security of mail-in voting to the accuracy of election results. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other platforms attempted to crack down on the falsehoods being shared with flags and fact checks — but that crackdown is prompting some users to leave in pursuit of online communities with fewer restrictions.

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Man typing at his laptop computer at night

Many right-wing individuals, citing censorship on Facebook and Twitter, have flocked to Parler, which brands itself as “unbiased social media.” Other popular sites include MeWe and Ruqqus.

After Twitter hid and flagged a tweet from Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo that shared misleading information about election results in key states, Bartiromo tweeted that she plans to give up Twitter for Parler, and encouraged her followers to do the same.

Conservative radio host Mark Levin repeatedly asked his Facebook and

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You Can Finally Transfer Nintendo Switch Screenshots Directly to a Computer

A new Nintendo Switch

firmware update has gone live and Ver. 11.0.0 adds several quality-of-life improvements that are actually meaningful. Features like finally being able to transfer videos and screenshots to a computer.Firmware 11.0.0 was pushed live today, and a big focus of today’s update involves getting your screenshots and gameplay capture off of the Switch and onto another device directly, either through a USB cable or wireless transfer.

To access this, users can connect their Switch to a computer using a USB cable, go to System Settings, then Data Management, and finally to Manage Screenshots and Videos.

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There is now also a feature that will automatically download saved data backed up on the cloud to multiple Switch consoles, granted the same Nintendo Account is linked to each device. However, the save data must already exist on each console, so you’ll still

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Walmart Cyber Monday 2020: 70-inch 4K TV , robot vacuums, price cuts on Xbox, Switch and PS4 games

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

Cyber Monday is upon us. If you’re still bargain hunting after Black Friday, you still have time to capitalize on the many deals still available and several new deals that have been added today. You’ll find discounts between now and Christmas, but this is the height of the shopping season.

It’s little surprise that Walmart’s Black Friday sale is continuing through Cyber Monday. Yes, the XboxPS5AirPods Pro and Apple Watch Series 3 all quickly sold out, but you can still get in on some great deals. Similarly, while the Nintendo Switch Mario Kart bundle has been impossible to get hold of this shopping season, it was in stock early Sunday morning at Walmart. The newer Fortnite

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Holiday gaming gift guide: What to know about the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch

So many games, so little time. From bottom left, clockwise: Xbox Series S (white); Xbox Series X (black); Nintendo Switch; PlayStation 4; Xbox One; Nintendo Switch Lite. (Thomas Wilde Photo)

This is the first holiday season for the ninth generation of video game consoles, as the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X (XSX) have recently hit the market, and Nintendo’s hybrid system the Switch is still a hot seller. The PS5 and XSX are likely to be two of the most-wanted gifts this year, for everyone from kids to nerdy adults.

That, however, assumes that you can find them. Both the PS5 and XSX are currently in short supply at every major retailer, with new shipments selling out almost faster than they can be put on sale. This is fairly typical for any new gaming console for the first couple of months, but in 2020, it’s been exacerbated by scalpers,

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Nintendo Adds Sharp as Assembler of Popular Switch Game Console

Nintendo has been diversifying its supply chain since before the Covid-19 era.

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Nintendo Co. has added Sharp Corp. as an assembler of its Switch console, according to people directly involved in the matter, as it works to stabilize production and hedge against U.S.-China trade tensions.

The video game giant has struggled to produce enough units for most of this year as the hit game Animal Crossing: New Horizons and stuck-at-home consumers fueled demand. While the coronavirus outbreak hurt production early on, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa said this month that output has returned to normal and the Switch is now made in Malaysia, in addition to existing China and Vietnam locations.

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That Malaysia factory is owned by Sharp, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information isn’t public. Nintendo’s

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Agile is changing software development. Here’s how one company made the switch

Digital transformation is highly prized but poorly understood. While more than two-thirds (69%) of directors want their organisations to accelerate digital business initiatives, as many as 80% of IT leaders fail when they try and change their organisations for the better.

The reason for failure is often a lack of alignment between IT and business leaders. Too many digital transformation projects still focus on changing back-end systems at the expense of involving line-of-business managers in the development of front-end services.

The best way to deliver digital transformation success, suggests Joe Soule, CTO at Capital One Europe, is to build Agile, cross-business teams that work to build creative solutions to customer challenges. 

SEE: Guide to Becoming a Digital Transformation Champion (TechRepublic Premium)

At Capital One, Soule has helped the bank move away from legacy ways of working and towards an investment in software engineering capability and Agile methodologies. It’s a long-term

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Nintendo Switch Mario Kart bundle for Black Friday? Check restock options at Walmart, Best Buy and more

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

Let me guess: You knew the new Xbox Series X and PS5 were all but impossible to find this year, so you decided to opt for a Nintendo Switch instead. “It came out in 2017 — it’s old news by now,” you thought. Well, we’re sorry to say the Switch is also playing hard to get this holiday season. Despite pandemic-starved inventory channels being replenished in the late summer, the Switch remained tough to get through the fall. And now, thanks to the debut of a special new Black Friday Switch bundle, the one you want will be especially difficult to obtain.

Here’s what you get in the box with the new $299 Switch bundle:

In other words, you’re getting

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Nintendo Continues Cracking Down On People Selling Switch Hacks

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Nintendo filed a lawsuit Wednesday against an Amazon Marketplace user who was allegedly selling devices called RCM loaders. Used to help people jailbreak their Switch, shutting these down is the latest in the company’s efforts to stop players from pirating its games.

As first reported by Polygon, the lawsuit against reseller Le Hoang Minh seeks “relief for unlawful trafficking in circumvention devices in violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).” In addition to having the Seattle District Court order Minh to stop selling the devices, Nintendo also wants $2,500 in damages for each one already sold.

“Piracy of video game software has become a serious, worsening international problem,” Nintendo’s lawyers write (without offering any further detail), arguing that the RCM loaders and other devices like them are are a big contributor to that. While jailbreaking a Switch isn’t necessarily itself against the law, pirating games

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