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15 Best Weekend Deals: Laptops, TVs, Phones, and Outdoor Gear


I’ve never been sure when the dog days of summer are, but where I live it’s scorching. It sure feels like dog days. My dogs refuse to come out of the shade, does that count? Still, fall will come. Eventually. Right now we have some good deals on outdoor gear so you can stock up for those dreamy cool October weekends. The end of summer has always been the best time to buy hiking and climbing gear, and 2020 is no different, Covid-19 or not.

More of an indoors person? That’s OK. There are a lot of deals on laptops, phones, robot vacuums—even a counter-top garden setup. Everything you need to stay comfortably entertained in an air-conditioned bubble, including the headphone and cleaning supplies deals we rounded up earlier this week. Read More

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Cheap 4K TV deals drop to $229 at Best Buy this weekend


If you’ve been hesitant to upgrade to 4K due to the prices of TVs when the technology first launched, now’s your time to make the jump. Cheap 4K TV deals are offering some excellent discounts on these budget Insignia displays at Best Buy right now. In fact, 4K technology has been falling in price over the last couple of years, so these sets were already cost-effective. With these extra discounts, however, you’ll be able to pick up a 4K TV for as little as $229.

That’s the price of a 43-inch display, but if you’re after something a little larger you’ll find the 50-inch model available for $299, or enjoy an $80 price cut on the larger 55-inch TV. These low prices will get you 4K resolution for a fraction of the cost you may have seen a few years ago. That’s because you’re pretty much just upgrading your resolution here, with some handy Alexa features and impressive HDR with Dolby audio added in.  Read More

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Microsoft Australia discounts its brand-new Surface Book 3 for one weekend only


Microsoft is discounting the ultra-premium Surface Book 3 for the first time – and the offer is available for this weekend only, starting today (July 31) and ending August 3. While the discount across all configurations is only 15%, it’s a decent chunk of change off on a brand-new machine nonetheless.

Straight out of the box, the Surface Book 3 is a beautiful laptop and tablet hybrid. In our review, we found the detachable keyboard to be one of the most comfortable ones we’ve used for quite some time, and the touchscreen display is gorgeous. Read More

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The weirdest moments from baseball’s fan-less opening weekend

These are truly strange times and, oh man, was that fact really on display during MLB’s opening slate of games over the weekend.

In what now seems like an ill-considered move — considering the Miami Marlins have had a massive coronavirus outbreak — Major League Baseball played a whole host of games without fans over the past few days but also without an attempt of an isolation “bubble” like the NBA has done.

The resulting baseball games were a bit strange. Huge stadiums, zero fans. Swaths of empty seats. Coaches and players masked-up in the summer heat.  Read More

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Want a different kind of swab test? Shop DNA kits on sale all weekend.


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From kits for yourself to ones for your dog, these sales are worth checking out.
From kits for yourself to ones for your dog, these sales are worth checking out.

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Remember when taking a swab test meant finding out whether or not you’re related to the Golden State killer?

Swab tests are looking pretty different these days. But you can still take one for the sake of knowing more about your ancestry if you choose (and it doesn’t go up your nose, either). Whether you want to figure out if you’re from royal lineage or discover the unique breakdown of your mutt’s mixed breeds, these DNA kits can get you the intel you need. Take your pick: Read More

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15 Best Tech Deals This Weekend: Games, Amazon Devices, and More


Everybody likes to say your home is your castle, but who wants to be stuck in a castle for months? Computers and tablets can sometimes feel like our last connection to the outside world. Here are the best deals this weekend on some gear that could help bring your castle into the 21st century and hopefully a refuge from the world’s craziness.

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Get the UK’s cheapest broadband deals this weekend with Plusnet’s bargains


Sure, you can get some fancy add-ons with broadband deals, some impressive incentives and even some flashy speeds but for the bargain hunters, a good price tag is all that really matters.

And no internet provider does cheap bills better than Plusnet right now. On both its fibre plan and basic ADSL offering, Plusnet is the UK’s cheapest provider of internet.

Choose fibre broadband deals and you’ll pay just £22.99 a month. While that is already one of the cheapest offers out there, Plusnet is throwing in a £75 Mastercard on top, effectively bringing the price right down to just £18.82 each month. Read More

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These five SIM only deals are the perfect choices to get stuck into this weekend


Who really wants to spend their weekend outside enjoying the Great British summer? The most fun you can have on your days off is trawling through SIM only deals comparisons to find your next plan.

Yeah…obviously that is not true in the slightest but to get you back to your weekend lounging as fast as possible, we’ve taken the time to pick out the five strongest SIM plans around.

With everything from Three’s market-leading unlimited data plan through to bargain 1-month rolling offers, there is a massive range of options available on all of the big name networks. Read More

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These HP laptop deals are offering up bags of RAM for under $600 this weekend


Cheap laptop deals often stumble on one key component – RAM. It’s easy to find laptops for as little as $200, but often you’ll be working with only 4GB or even 2GB of RAM. If you want seamless multi-tasking, a whole suite of different software systems and a lightning-fast computer, you not only need a processor that’s up to the task, but enough RAM to support it as well.

Thankfully, this week’s laptop deals from HP are offering up far more RAM than you would usually find at these price points. RAM can be an expensive component, so machines offering 12GB and 16GB configurations can often run you into the $700 – $900 range. The laptop deals below, however, won’t cost you more than $600 and offer the power under the hood to handle heavier workflows and more demanding programs.  Read More

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38 cool gadgets, face masks, and more on sale this weekend


The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot of things for many, but one thing that isn’t going away anytime soon is that each day brings a whole slew of new sales.

We’re here to brighten up these unprecedented times with 38 different ways you can treat yourself. We’ve searched the web and pulled some of the best deals we could find this weekend – from laptops and fitness trackers to fancy face masks and UV sanitizers. There’s a little something in the mix for everyone. Scan the sales below: Read More