Aside from maybe Super Bowl weekend, there’s really no better time to buy yourself a brand new TV than Black Friday. Plenty of stores position TVs as doorbusters to lure you inside at some ungodly hour, but you really don’t need to leave your house (or bed, even) for some of the nicer deals this year. Whether you’re making the move to 4K, searching for a giant-sized 1080p set, or trying to find a bargain-priced smaller TV, you’ve got plenty of options. But when you’re staring at a huge stack of ads, filtering out the best deals can be a daunting challenge. So we’ve done the grunt work for you. These are the best TVs going on sale this Black Friday.
The Steelbook Case edition, featuring Ryu on the cover, is said will come with “all content from the game,” though to what extent this means access to future DLC is not clear. Series creator Yoshinori Ono recently told GameSpot that Capcom has a five-year plan in place for supporting the fighting game.
Currently the case has only been announced to go on general sale in Europe, while the price has yet to be announced.
Asked recently by GameSpot what message he had for Xbox One fans of Street Fighter, Ono said: “There’s plenty of time to save $300 before the game comes out. The PlayStation 4 is at a very attractive price point at the moment.”
Private spaceflight company Blue Origin, helmed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, says it has landed its main rocket, New Shepard, back on Earth after launch. That would make it the first rocket ever to have gently landed and remained intact after taking off into space. It also means that Blue Origin has beaten SpaceX in the race to make the first reusable rocket; the Elon Musk-led space venture has been trying to soft-land its main rocket, the Falcon 9, for the past year.
Chinese tech firm Xiaomi has unveiled three new products to mark the end of the year, and one of them is a real surprise. The trio of gadgets includes a low-cost smartphone with solid specs (the Redmi Note 3), the Mi Air Purifier (which may bore Westerners but plays into the company’s smart home ambitions), and — last but not least — a 7.9-inch metal-body tablet that looks like an iPad mini, but is available running Windows 10 as well as the company’s MIUI Android fork.
Apple has struck deals with China’s four main state-run banks in an effort to bring Apple Pay to the country, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Apple is said to be hoping for a launch before the Chinese New Year is celebrated on February 8th. The bank deals follow a move Apple made back in September to register in the Shanghai free-trade zone as a business entity in the field of payments.
The WSJ notes that Apple could still face regulatory tangles as well as entrenched competition. Tencent’s WeChat and Alibaba’s Alipay are significant players in the electronic payments space, while China UnionPay has a near-monopoly on bank cards. But China remains one of Apple’s fastest-growing and most important markets, and with l…
The collaboration with Google follows the search giant’s extensive “Awaken the Force Within” cross-promotion in which users can choose the light side or dark side of the Force and brand their apps accordingly. Verizon is also part of the VR initiative — there’ll be four Google Cardboard viewer…