Black Friday Tech Deals 2020 Trends For The Coming Week Ahead

The Time of year has ARRIVED!

I know we all like to save money on the very expensive electronics out there. There are so many deals over the inter-webs.  For those who are having a hard time looking for DIY Projects, Gifts for loved ones, or just looking for something inexpensive a month before the Christmas Holidays there are plenty of online retailers were you can go shop for deals.

  1. Newegg

    For those of you who don’t know, I love shopping at Newegg. Often for my electronic components. Sometimes for others, like  a computer build I’m setting up for a friend in the near future. Newegg has tons of deals all the time.  Regardless if you’re a novice user or computer expert with an intense amount knowledge of components and what goes where.  I strongly recommend Newegg for your shopping needs.
    Black Friday Price Protection
    What makes this even more special is the newest Black Friday Price Protection. It’s going on right now for purchases through December 24, 2020.  What this means is that even if you don’t like an item you buy and miss out on the normal 30-day return window, there’s great news!  According to Newegg CEO, Anthony Chow he wrote: Extended Return Window

    “Our low-price guarantee is just the beginning. We’re also extending our return window to give you even greater flexibility. All eligible purchases made between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24, 2020 can be returned until Jan. 31, 2021″.

    For computer builders who, for example, purchase an incorrect part (it happens) I recommend taking  advantage of this liberal purchase protection policy now extended through into the new year.

2. DealNews

This site is tailored to deals on brand names and wide-ranging consumer goods specials. DealNews makes it easy for anyone to find great offers on home goods, furniture and many small accessories.  The biggest deals right now are home appliances and winter wear for this season. So many deals and more being added all the time.

If you are looking into ultra-lite notebooks, I recommend reading through here.  Forbes outlines the  Black Friday deals on Smart-TV’s and Laptops, definitely a must-see for serious buyers.

Apples Innovative Magic Is Now Lost

October 13, 2020 Apple Event,

I have stated it before and I’ll say it again.  Apple knows how to make great products but only know how to copy old products from the past.  Which makes Apple very un-innovative of today.  A two-trillion dollar company that was the once the forward thinking of the past that did great products like the iPod, iPhone and iPad during the 2000’s since Steve Job’s return to Apple back in 1997 through time in Apple all the way through his death in Oct 2011.

The lackluster event comes to show the laziness aspects of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro which only features on Verizon’s network for the meantime.  Not available through ATT nor T-Mobile. (As of yet)

Apple’s HomePod released on Oct 13th Presentation

First on Apples Presentation was its Home-Pod, which its Apple’s second attempt to market it out for the home users, feature to let users send messages between Home-Pods around the home.

Which is very similar to Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Home Mini.  Now in this second attempt of releasing the second generation Home-Pod, In hopes that it’ll succeeded and people will jump on this release for the home consumers, when in fact it is already behind between both  Google and Amazon’s home assistant devices.

I expect more coming out from a legendary company way more,  I expect they should had made a turn around over this years WWDC, presentation and special effects  which I give the Apple Team credit the virtual was different not in anyway special.

As someone that have grown up watching Steve Jobs in live WWDC around the mid-2000’s I definitely miss in person presentation around the Jobs era.  Which this years is not what it use to be.

244th Annual Celebration Marks the Birth of a Nation, How the United States has lost Its ways

Yesterday was the 4th of July, the 244th birthday of our Founding Nation,  or whatever anyone calls it.  How I call it its the United States birthdate of our Founding Republic.

What it is to be an American?

That’s the questions I’ve always been asking myself.  Being an American is one of the things you can’t never brush that away.  Somehow, I am told-a-tell, That being an American Is like a badge of honor or, a national birth mark given to me by God from the time I was born.  The time I was young, Its told from the beginning, Be grateful you were born in the land of opportunity, that you couldn’t get from any other country.  One of the first thoughts in mind is being a free person in a free country.

Are we really free?1

Right  after 18th Century America has made tremendous process after the  20th Century and this was a golden age period what America has turned nothing into something from Industrial age of the earliest 20th Century. The poster boy model of free market capitalism. We were builders that create industries and was able to produce products that benefit  the lives of everyone else’s!  The thing we’re never free from is Government and taxation.

Where went  wrong towards 21st Century U.S America?

Setting the base of our current modern-day U.S politics gone fore with electing puppet officials decided to set the tone what our country suppose to be.  Starting from the Bush years, The country has changed a lot from the basis our founding republic.

The Founding Fathers sought out the creation of USA, The Founders, knew well enough a pure democracy will never work, they studied in on Roman Empire failures, so they knew

Writing here with mixed emotions of the 4th of July.

I’m disappointed  the nation moving towards socialism,  scariest thing that many millennials will never know the true nature what socialism do, examples of socialist failed experiments; in China, USSR, North Korea, Venezuela Nazi Germany and, Cuba.  I hope many people will wake up to this nonsense,  If its the direction we are heading, count me out!

 

The Death of Retail …. The Take Over of E-Commerce

For many years now,  I’ve have seen retail everywhere now plummeting on new time lows.

I go out and see so many people out shopping in small town centers around my area.  So far its amazing I go out I still see people going on shopping.  The number one question how long are we going to see more retailers surviving with Post-Covid situation,  Easy answer, No surviving through it this time.

Pier1 Imports Closing
Going Out of Business Sign Outside Pier 1 Imports in McDonough, GA

Over this week, I was riding over to a local Home Depot shopping before it closed that evening.  I wasn’t able to purchase my items on time, when I was leaving the Town Center, I notice the a big yellow “Going Out of Business” Sign outside of P1I.   Weird to say it,  I haven’t visited that store since my late-teens thereafter year outta High School.

Which brings me back memories working in the retail space,  I can’t say I’ll ever miss working again over with retail.  I knew at some point the tech sector will take over the retail space.  The question came in mind was the how’s and when’s that was about happen?

Here we have E-Commerce!

Since of January of 2010,  I was working during Obama’s Recession things were pretty slow looking for work, it was not easy looking work.  Graduated out of high school months after recession started toward the end of Bush’s Term.  The Recession hurt hard with many of the working class living, many people unemployed,  I will stay it was rough at first job searching my first year.  I was able to find something.  To help me out financially in my younger years.

Over a decade steady growth economically,  The retail during the Post-COVID will be upmost challenge with increasing staggation for retailers nationwide.  COVID will proves E-Commerce will take over things the way it is.  Very recent I’ve purchase computer through Newegg.

Before 2010 I had made few purchases on Amazon before retail,  honest I’ve been more happy to save time purchasing online then go out of my way  through a store you enter-in, wait in line, then waste gas driving back home for your purchase goods,  tedious!.  Now didn’t that mean I never like going out?No!.  I enjoy spending time outside my house getting to see items and neat product displayed on  store shelves.  When it comes to the busiest times of year such as  Black Friday or, 4th of July.  there’s when I didn’t find fun waiting 15 minutes in a long clothing store,   …..Those are the days I do not miss one bit.  I will say it can be fun to walk into big malls , finding all the fine selection of goodies.

The Hard Truth

If we all have to honest the Death of retail is already in place,  many people will not able to feel the effects of  downward spiral ready crashing on stores,  The money isn’t what it use to be,  Right now the futures bright right now Online Shopping.  PC Shopping for newPC Built was easy purchasing through Newegg, with help through an online community, total parts I have gathered up for example now I have, MSI Graphic Card, G-Skill RipJaws DDR4, Internal SSD, Power Supply, and to name a few.  I am waiting on four CPU Cooling fans & MSI motherboard, which is arriving statewide around the corner.  The Hard Truth of our economic situation,  a V-Shape recovery isn’t going to happen likely,  I’ll say many should get savvy on the trends on digital e-commerce & selling, this is where we’re heading.

Like it or not, E-Commerce is a clear winner.  You can pretty much get anything on online. Almost anything, Really!

PlayStation 5 Launch: Console Release Fall 2020, What We Know.

Playstation 5 and Playstation 5 Digital

Over the weekend, Sony revealed new PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Editions

PlayStation 5 & PlayStation 5 Digital Edition face front

Understanding the PlayStation 5 Reveal

We have exciting tech news about the Sony PlayStation. Sony has revealed several line-up games coming out in the fall of 2020.  The announcement was made on SONY’s Livestream coverage.  It was presented with developer commentaries on game titles and advantages of the new PlayStation 5 hardware.

Games

A few reveals over the weekend:

  • Racket & Clank: Rift Away
  • Gran Turismo 7
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Hitman 3
  • Stray
  • Grand Theft Auto 5

Just to name a few.

The console so far does look promising.  I’m happy so many Sony fans are as excited as me to see the new console in the fall.

Overall Thoughts:

I enjoy trailer cinematic action of Racket & Clank’s fast-paced format, a rush that blew me away. Even more exciting than R&C’s Going Commando, if possible. Second, Gran Turismo 7, a Sony title I dearly enjoyed back in my teen years. The realism of GT4 pulled me into a driving game before Forza Motorsport.  A title I’d consider starting the 9th Gen-Console, with a BANG!

Favorite PS5 Titles: Stray, HANDS DOWN!

Price
Now it leaves everyone speculating what prices we can expect for the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition.

I am just suspicious, hmm?

Hardware
Alien-like hardware gives a more modern look with today’s new Next-Gen Gaming of the 2020s. The slick-rounded body console is the look gamers are in awe of with:

  • vertical shape
  • terrestrial stand
  • add-in blue backlit aesthetics

Sony’s gains major street cred with its vertical, round-body design that wowed my sense of esthetics.

AMD-CPU architecture confirmed from many hardware sources. The hardware features:

  • custom AMD GPU capable of ray tracing
  • Support for 4k resolution displays with high frame rates.
  • New audio hardware for real-time 3D audio effects
  • backward compatibly supporting PS4 titles and VR
  • No original PlayStation backward support

Final Thoughts:

Enjoy it! I cried throughout the game reveals.

My idea is to wait it out. Many generations will start out great, then by the fall of 2021, I expect to see a price reduction. No urgency to jump the gun for the latest and greatest. That can be unnecessarily costly.

So don’t rush for the latest console.  A sale price will come for the console, it’s a good time buy then.

 

Reducing Cyber Junk Mail With Ease

Mouse clicks through spam folder

It’s the time of year, You know what this means? That’s right!  and start deleting emails that I don’t need anymore plus the mail that I keep in my inbox for about almost two years, I know what you might be thinking now…why would you keep all that mail for so long, would you have deleted the emails by now even if you have to?  Then again of course I would,  I’m not going to keep emails that long in my inbox if only there was something that I read I like for so long, that I would like to keep it?

Yes, I would,  I even know people that would keep it for a long time.  I read this article back two months back in Feb that there was this person that read the emails but would never throw it out and she kept about 18,000 emails in her inbox and imports it out of her inbox and saves it in a flash drive.  When I read that the first time in The Miami Herald I was like wow…I don’t know how people would keep it…unless they need to import to another email address that they want to switch over to a new account.  For all for the sake of our emails…go and clean it up! It’s spring, it’s also time to clean the garage that’s in your inbox or your account for the matter that needs it to allot, plus you can be very organized in what you do daily.

The other thing you can do is when your ready to clean up make sure that you’re able to set a day when you can do it,  even you have so many things going on your mind, do make sure that you don’t have anything in the way.  plus it helps when being organizes so you don’t have to clutter everywhere around you when working whenever it’s home, school, business, or whatever goes on! make sure you do it.

Secondly,  You may have so many going on,  but what’s more important is to manage both your Real Life and your Online life that goes on,  Since sometimes for me I have to deal with both worlds which in fact is not easy for me to do and most of the time…I have to do it because it falls in my interests, many of my interest that involves with music, videos, gaming and blogging.  So whatever you like that in your interest, it’s good to do so.

Crap happens to be around all the time so it always good to clean your stuff and it not a bad thing, Its not a spring thing but it’s also a weekly thing that you need to do as well when you have time.  Sometimes I need it when I start to throw clothes around the room which is not good for me to do anyways but I do it still, for that I need to stop it and hang it up which isn’t so hard at all,  anyone can do it.  For all, you tech guys out there electronics can be messy and you got wires everywhere and WHAT DO YOU?! good question,  kept it in a drawer or in a box which what I do so you can too!  That’s no excuse not to do it!

Top Things Why I Choose Brave Why I Like It Over Its Competitors.

Brave Browser Logo

As someone myself that have used Brave Browser from the start.

What are my reason why I chose Brave over other browser like Chrome because of one thing, FREEDOM!  I chose to keep my data safe and secure from corporate browsers like Google’s Chrome that continue mine everyone’s browsing activity.  plus the other hand it takes a lot of desktop resources.  Even if your using the Chrome or not.  Here’s my top reason why you should consider switching over to Brave.

  1. Brave is fast and takes less desktop resources over Chrome and Firefox.
  2. Its free and open source for everyone to use.
  3. Third, you earn BAT (Basic Attention Token) to drive revenue as a content creator.  Its a big deal since Brave Software giving adversing options to creators.  Even if you’re not a content creator the micropayment will further increase with maximum use over time.
  4. Blocks out ads and trackers and makes thing easy for desktop or mobile users confidently secure.
Brave Rewards Image
Earn more for content you publish to the web

Brave’s revenue-sharing program is available for everyone sign up.  If you are a YouTuber, Twitch Streamer, Blogger or whatever content do its very easy to join.

 

 

May’s download numbers was reported from Forbes reached up to 13.5 million downloads.  From a recent Episode Joe Rogan Experience #1484 with guest Reggie Watts when the two mentioned Brave, the download numbers soared to 15.6 millions download in the month June alone according to Forbes.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/billybambrough/2020/06/03/joe-rogan-just-gave-millions-of-google-chrome-users-a-reason-to-quit/#13424c014439


One of the small or if not a minor issue is syncing BAT rewards through Brave’s Mobile App I was struggling on it at first,  however there’s not a way to do it once Brave Software gets an update for IOS and Android.

Lastly adding, Brave Browser mobile app does have issues when playing video inside the browser itself through some websites.

Bottom Line: Give Brave a try!  Tell you you what! You have nothing to lose If you do not like it within thirty days there’s no foul at all.  If you think its worth your switch, be sure to export bookmarks first from whatever current browser your using now then import it to Brave.

Open the link right here.   I hope you enjoy using the browser like I am right now.  Leave a comment down bellow if if you need any help on Brave or any questions at all.

Bicycling Season Will Not Violate Social Distancing Rules in Post COVID-19, Here’s why!

Grey Trak Marlin 7 Mountain Bike

Its already warm here in Georgia State.  Oh my!, I am feeling the heat!

This is the hottest I have felt since last summer.  its already late May while I am writing blog inside of a hot room its a very much a great time to start on bicycling while the weather is fantastic.  The sad part some events are canceling due to the COVID-19 situation here in the United States and everywhere else.  However as sad the situation is effecting everyone globally it doesn’t mean bicycling should be cancelled out.

As many may not understand that virus will not survive around the heat.  As many event cancelations are continuing to sore up due to the pandemic.  No one doesn’t know how accurate the case, I do believe 100% of COVID numbers are very much to continue to mislead the public.  Cycling conditions are very safe outside on public parks and streets, with cycling easy to social distance apart from everyone else.  Silly many of the public officials in parts of the US have place out caution tapes out on public park entries.

A report written by the Houston Chronicles stated bike sales have increase while gyms are closed in the United States.   Many of the Bicycling are trying meet demand for many people purchasing low-end bicycles

https://www.chron.com/news/article/Bike-sales-are-booming-during-the-coronavirus-15280863.php

I do not blame those that trying to say active and take as much vitamin D as possible.  Studies shows bicycling one of the best reducers of high blood pressure, stress and shows to reduce diabetes.

Great article release from the WebMD on Vitamin D.

https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200518/more-vitamin-d-lower-risk-of-severe-covid-19

 

 

Ep. 117 Apple retail reopens to the public Google may face huge antitrust lawsuit

Three articles from today’s episodes.

https://www.androidauthority.com/google-antitrust-2020-1119943/

https://www.macrumors.com/2020/05/17/apples-safety-measures-reopening-apple-stores/

https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/04/07/google-pulls-ads-from-podcast-addict-app-because-adult-podcasts-exist/?utm_source=podnews.net&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=podnews.net:2020-05-18

 

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