Huge Target Sale To Compete With Amazon Prime Day 2020

If there’s still one thing we can count on in this unpredictable world, it’s that Target and Amazon will never stop competing with each other over sales. Two days after Amazon officially confirmed Prime Day 2020, Target has announced a major sale of its own. Target Deal Days returns this year with a blowout sale offering online deals on hundreds of thousands of items. Oh, and it takes place October 13 and 14, which, coincidentally, are the same days as Prime Day.

Target Deal Days 2020 marks the beginning of a holiday shopping season that will include “Black Friday pricing” throughout the entire month of November, according to a press release. This clarifies a previous statement Target had made saying that its “biggest holiday deals” would be available starting in October; now, it seems, Black Friday branding won’t begin until November as usual.

Still, we expect Target Deal Days will offer some great deals as it did last year. Notably, Target had a rare deal on 12-month Switch Online family memberships last year, dropping them to $28 each. It also included cheap Xbox One console bundles that came with $50 Target gift cards, the PlayStation Classic for 20 bucks, and various discounts on both physical and digital games, so it’ll be worth keeping an eye on what the sale offers this year. Nearly all deals will be available with Target’s contactless Drive Up and Order Pickup options as well if you want to pick up your order right away, and some deals will even be eligible for same-day delivery. An early batch of Target Deal Days offers will be available starting October 5.

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Author: Jenae Sitzes

Roku’s upcoming AirPlay 2 support means there’ll soon be a way to stream HBO Max

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HBO Max hasn’t been available on Roku devices since the new streaming service launched at the end of May, but with Roku soon adding support for Apple AirPlay 2 to many of its 4K devices and TVs, there will be a workaround.

People with an Apple device (iPhone, iPad, Mac) will be able to use AirPlay 2 to stream HBO Max on their Roku devices even though an official app is not yet live, the company confirmed to The Verge. AirPlay 2 support is supposed to roll out by the end of the year to most recent 4K Roku players and Roku TVs, so it’s possible Roku and HBO parent company, WarnerMedia, could reach a deal before then, making the AirPlay workaround unnecessary.

If they don’t, however, using AirPlay 2 will be one of the only options Roku…

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Author: Julia Alexander

Pokemon Sword And Shield: Galarian Slowking Finally Revealed

We got another look at Pokemon Sword and Shield‘s second DLC expansion, The Crown Tundra, during today’s Pokemon livestream. Along with revealing the DLC’s release date, the stream gave us our first look at another new regional variant: Galarian Slowking.

Much like Galarian Slowbro, which was introduced in the previous Isle of Armor DLC, Galarian Slowking is a dual Poison/Psychic type. Standard Slowpoke can evolve into either Slowbro or Slowking, and it appears that remains the case for these Galarian variants. Although The Pokemon Company didn’t yet detail how to evolve the Pokemon, it notes on the games’ official website that the evolution is triggered when “a Shellder bite set off a reaction between the chemicals secreted by Galarian Slowpoke’s brain and the spices inside its body.”

Galarian Slowking
Galarian Slowking

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Author: Kevin Knezevic

The LG Wing gets a $999 price and October 15th release date on Verizon

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LG’s wild-looking Wing smartphone has gotten a US price and release date — it’ll cost $999 and be available October 15th, at least at Verizon, with preorders set to begin October 1st. The news confirms what many had already expected about the dual-screen device: it’s not going to be cheap.

As is usually the case with a new Verizon phone launch, there’s also a variety of trade-in offers and discounts to help cut down that price tag. The company is offering up to a $750 discount when adding a line to an unlimited plan and trading in a phone, up to $500 off for existing Verizon unlimited plan customers who trade in a device, or a $250 Verizon gift card for new customers who are porting the line.

But even with those discounts, there’s no…

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Pokemon Sword And Shield Crown Tundra DLC Adds A Very Helpful New Item

The Pokemon Company shared a ton of new details about Pokemon Sword and Shield‘s next DLC, The Crown Tundra, during today’s livestream, but some of the most interesting tidbits emerged after the stream ended. On the official Pokemon website, The Pokemon Company detailed a new item being introduced in the DLC called the Ability Patch, and it sounds incredibly helpful.

The Ability Patch is similar to the existing Ability Capsule in that it lets you change one of your Pokemon’s Abilities, but this particular item works a little differently. Whereas the Ability Capsule only let you change between a Pokemon’s two standard Abilities, the Ability Patch will change it to its Hidden Ability (if its species has one).

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Author: Kevin Knezevic

Biden campaign slams Facebook for ‘regression’ on false Trump claims

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Joe Biden’s campaign has denounced Facebook for allowing President Donald Trump to spread false information about voting, calling Facebook’s moderation a “regression” from promises it made earlier this month. Biden’s letter, first reported by Axios and obtained by The Verge, pushes CEO Mark Zuckerberg to remove posts where Trump baselessly cast doubt on mail-in ballots and encouraged citizens to vote twice.

“We were told then that Facebook was working to determine how best to apply its new, more aggressive approach” to fighting voting misinformation, reads the letter from campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon. “Rather than seeing progress, we have seen regression. Facebook’s continued promise of future action is serving as nothing more…

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Pokemon Sword And Shield Players Can Get A Free Ash’s Pikachu

Today’s Pokemon stream focused primarily on Sword and Shield‘s second DLC expansion, The Crown Tundra, which is coming in October. To celebrate its arrival, The Pokemon Company is giving away a free Pokemon to Sword and Shield players: Ash’s Pikachu.

In the lead up to Crown Tundra’s launch, players will be able to claim eight special Pikachu, each of which is wearing one of the different caps that Ash donned throughout the Pokemon anime. A similar promotion was held following the launch of Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon back in 2018, so if you missed the Pikachu then, you’ll have another chance to get them.

Ash cap Pikachu
Ash cap Pikachu

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Author: Kevin Knezevic

You can get big discounts on the new ball-shaped Amazon Echo and Echo Dot

Yesterday, Amazon announced that Prime Day 2020 is locked for October 13th and 14th. It’s usually in July, but the coronavirus pushed it back, now next-door neighbors to other shopping holidays like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Some early deals have already been released ahead of the big day, and even more are likely to trickle out before then, as they have today.

The new, ball-shaped Amazon Echo (fourth gen) that was unveiled last week is discounted if you purchase them in a two-pack. Normally $100 per smart speaker, you can load up on two for $170 ($30 off) when you checkout and use the offer code ECHO2PK. This product won’t release until October 22nd, but it’s nice to save some money on this tech before it even comes out.

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Author: Cameron Faulkner