The best Black Friday TV deals include big savings on Sony, Vizio, and LG 4K OLED TVs at Best Buy



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Black Friday 2020 is one of the best times of year to save big on all kinds of tech products, including TVs from all of the major brands. Budget, midrange, and high-end models from Sony, LG, Vizio, Samsung, TCL, and Hisense are available now for some of their best deal prices ever.

Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, and Target are all offering TV discounts throughout the Black Friday shopping event, and more deals are expected to be added over the coming days. 

We’ve rounded up the best TV deals you can get right now, including big discounts on flagship OLED and QLED models. We’ll update this page with additional deals as they become available.

The best Black Friday TV deals

Black Friday TV deals are available on a wide range of display models from LG, Vizio, Sony, Samsung, TCL, Hisense, and Insignia. Deals cover all budgets and sizes, from high-end 4K sets to basic HD smart TVs. 

For home theater fans who want a flagship 65-inch display, the best deals you can snag right now are on Sony’s A8H 4K OLED TV, LG’s CX 4K OLED TV, and Vizio’s OLED 4K TV. All three displays deliver some of the best image performance you can buy, and all three sale prices match the lowest we’ve ever seen for each respective model.

The LG 65-inch CX can get a little brighter than the other two OLEDs, while the Sony 65-inch A8H can produce the most accurate colors. Finally, the Vizio 65-inch OLED is the most affordable at just $1,500, but it doesn’t include a voice remote.

I’m currently testing the Vizio model, and though I’ve been blown away by the stunning picture performance, I’ve encountered signal problems with my Onkyo AV receiver and the TV’s HDMI ARC port. Vizio is looking into a potential firmware fix but it can’t provide an estimated release date. With that in mind, I recommend that buyers with Onkyo receivers consider other options for the time being.  

In addition to OLEDs, there are plenty of QLED, LED, and more budget-friendly displays on sale. Check out …read more

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NCAA student-athletes are months away from being able to profit off their brand. Here are all the ways businesses, agents, and advertisers can — and can’t — work with them.

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For decades, the college athletics landscape has been a financial windfall for just about everyone — except the athletes.

While universities and their affiliated partners have made billions off the labor and likeness of athletes, student-athletes, in exchange, have only received scholarships.

Now, those student-athletes stand primed to cash in on their brand value for the first time in history.

In a 31-page document published on the NCAA website, an advisory group established by the NCAA has laid out its recommendations for legislation that would allow student-athletes to profit off their name, image, and likeness (NIL) rights beginning in 2021.

Once the legislation is voted on, which must happen before January 31, the new rules will mark a sea change in the world of college athletics: The NCAA will effectively create a brand-new entrepreneurial ecosystem, as thousands of student-athletes will gain the newfound opportunity to profit off their reach and reputation, with all the support and sponsorship dollars that businesses, agencies, and brands typically provide.

The NCAA advisory group briefing includes three critical sections: general guidelines for the new rules, suggestions for how student-athletes can monetize their NIL, and how they cannot. 

Business Insider has summarized the guidelines’ most important components below. 

The NCAA’s ‘guardrails’ for how student-athletes can make money:

NIL activities should not distract students from school or athletics. 
Schools cannot pay student-athletes or use NIL payment as a form of compensation. 
Schools should not play a role in arranging student-athletes’ NIL deals or activities. 
Student-athletes cannot use the logos, jerseys, facilities, trademarked material, or other “intellectual property” that belongs to the universities. 
Schools and boosters cannot use NIL activities to entice prospective recruits to attend their university.
Student-athletes can use agents, but those relationships must be regulated. The entity responsible for that regulation has not been named.
Student-athletes’ NIL activities cannot interfere with schools’ efforts in the areas of diversity, inclusion, or gender equity.

What student-athletes can do:

Promote private lessons and business activities, and operate their own camps and clinics, as long as they do not use school marks.
Endorse products, as long as they do not use any school marks or reveal the school they attend. They are allowed only to refer to “their involvement in intercollegiate athletics generally.”
Be compensated for autograph sessions, as long as the sessions don’t occur during an institution event or competition and no school marks or apparel is used.
Solicit funds through crowdfunding, such as GoFundMe, for nonprofits or charities, catastrophic events, family hardships, …read more

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BMW wants to ‘redefine the scooter segment’ with this futuristic electric concept

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With the pioneering i3 hatchback now seven years in the rearview, BMW is making strides toward becoming a major player in electric mobility once more. This month the German automaker unveiled what will be its flagship electric SUV, the iX, but it also hinted at the future of its battery-powered two-wheeled offerings. 

BMW’s Motorrad division unveiled a concept called the Definition CE 04, which the company thinks will “redefine the scooter segment” and revolutionize urban transport. 

Although BMW said the Definition CE 04 is a near-production concept, it didn’t reveal any specs, so details like the scooter’s range and battery size remain a mystery. What the company did reveal, however, is a host of interesting features and a futuristic design that looks right out of a sci-fi movie.

Here’s what we know about the Definition CE 04 so far:

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With the Definition CE 04, BMW is looking to break the mold of traditional scooter design and bring it into the 21st century.

BMW designed it to be longer and lower than scooters currently on the market.

And the sleek two-wheeler’s diagonally slanted front end further sets it apart scooters available today.

A flat battery pack mounted in the bike’s underbody makes room for an illuminated storage cubby under the seat, where riders can stow a helmet.

BMW also says the low battery placement makes for a low center of gravity and a more fun ride.

Designers purposefully made it so the side panels don’t cover up all the bike’s innards — BMW wanted the bike’s technology to play a role in its look.

A 10.25-inch display — which BMW claims is the biggest currently in the scooter segment — pairs to a rider’s smartphone.

BMW also sought to connect riders to the vehicle through a collection of protective gear that integrates with the Definition CE 04.

BMW developed black riding jeans, sneakers, and a helmet to launch alongside the concept, but the coolest piece of gear is undoubtedly an off-white parka.

It has integrated lights that riders can switch on and off through controls in the sleeve. There’s also a wireless phone charger built into the inner pocket.

All the sharp angles and …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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