Amazon Cyber Monday: Deals include Amazon Fire TV stick and Microsoft Surface Pro

While this weekend has seen deals galore as part of Black Friday there are still yet more offers on sale, this time in the form of Cyber Monday as Amazon continues to offer price cuts on some of its most popular products. Black Friday, the deals event that has come over from the US, is the Friday after Thanksgiving. Cyber Monday follows the week after with scores of online offers as retailers look to cut prices on their web offers to entice shoppers. Amazon already has some great offers on the Nintendo Switch, Sonos, laptops and more, but for Cyber Monday they have continued to drop prices on Fitbits, gadgets and fashion. However, many deals end tonight as the deal-making enters its final phase. Here is our breakdown of the best Cyber Monday Amazon offers so far: The Telegraph recommends Nintendo Switch - grey Was £279, now £269 The Nintendo Switch has been a huge success this Black Friday weekend on Amazon; bundle deals with Super Mario Odyssey sold out in minutes. Fortunately, you can still access the console on its own for £269. LG 55EG9A7V - ends midnight Was £1,349.00, now £1078.99 Oled, or organic LED technology, lets you enjoy far deeper true blacks and contrast on your TV, since the TV actively turns off its pixels to present a deep dark screen. That's what you get on this deal from Amazon. This 55-inch LG TV is ultrathin and gives you full smart TV features. Microsoft Surface Pro Was £949.99, now £599.99 from Amazon The powerful Microsoft Surface Pro two-in-one hybrid tablet and laptop is one of our favourite new pieces of tech this year. This deal sees the 4GB model with an M3 processor cut by a massive 37 per cent on Amazon. The new Surface Pro comes with a typecover (normally £100) thrown in so the whole device now costs just £599. Fire TV Stick with Alexa voice remote Was £39.99, now £24.99 from Amazon Amazon's excellent Fire TV Continue Reading

Marshall helps No. 4 Xavier beat Georgetown 89-77

Bobby Bancroft, Associated Press Updated 9:20 pm, Wednesday, February 21, 2018 window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-5', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 5', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-8', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 8', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); Photo: Nick Wass, AP Image 1of/8 CaptionClose Image 1 of 8 Georgetown center Jessie Govan, back left, passes the ball against Xavier forward Sean O'Mara (54) and forward Naji Marshall, front left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Washington. Xavier won 89-77. less Georgetown center Jessie Govan, back left, passes the ball against Xavier forward Sean O'Mara (54) and forward Naji Marshall, front left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, ... more Photo: Nick Wass, AP Image 2 of 8 Georgetown forward Jamorko Pickett (1) shoots against Xavier forward Naji Marshall (13) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Washington. Xavier won 89-77. Georgetown forward Jamorko Pickett (1) shoots against Xavier forward Naji Marshall (13) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Washington. Xavier won 89-77. Photo: Nick Wass, AP Image 3 of 8 Georgetown guard Kaleb Johnson (32) goes to the basket against Xavier forward Kaiser Gates (22) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Continue Reading

One shining moment: Allen and Dieruff made Allentown the epicenter of local football 25 years ago

When Allen and Dieruff met on Oct. 28 to close out the 2017 football season for both schools, a crowd estimated at about 3,500 attended the game at J. Birney Crum Stadium.The Huskies’ 38-24 win gave them a 3-7 record while the Canaries finished at 1-9. Even with an expanded District 11 playoff format, neither team qualified for the postseason.In terms of playoff races, the place to be that same day was Bethlehem Area School District Stadium where Freedom and Liberty played before a much larger crowd with much more at stake. The Hurricanes’ 21-7 win that day put them in the district playoffs. The Patriots had previously qualified.It has been this way for much of the last 25 years. Teams such as Liberty and Freedom play for championships. Allen and Dieruff play for pride.But it wasn’t always that way.Twenty-five years ago, Allentown was the epicenter of Lehigh Valley high school football and for back-to-back weekends the Huskies and Canaries were the talk of the city, and a large portion of the Lehigh Valley.“It was electric,” said Nate Hobgood-Chittick, who was on the Allen team. “I had never seen anything like it.”On Nov. 13, 1992, Allentown’s two public schools generated a level of sports excitement the city hadn’t seen in years, and hasn’t seen since.The paid attendance was listed as 13,938, but more than 15,000 were actually inside J. Birney Crum Stadium. It was the only time the stadium had been filled for something other than the annual Fourth of July fireworks show.In the quarter-century that has passed, probably 50,000 have claimed they were there to see one of the most anticipated sporting events in city history.It was a night those who care about the city’s two public schools will never forget. It also served as proof that Allentown kids can excel at the highest level in local sports.Dieruff won 32-27 for the East Penn Conference championship. Eight days later the teams locked horns again Continue Reading

Black Friday tech guide: the best electronics deals retail stores have announced so far

Black Friday is fast approaching and retail stores are wasting no time in announcing their best deals on the latest electronics. Whether you're looking for a new Apple product, laptop, TV or gaming console, some store, somewhere has a deal for you. While Walmart is focusing in offering sweet deals on TVs, Target is offering better deals on wearables and video game consoles. Best Buy will also be offering great deals on TVs and Apple products. Amazon will be offering discounts on hundreds of items, but it'll mostly focus on discounting its own. So you don't have to track down every deal individually, the Daily News has put together a list of the best deals from eight different stores: Target, Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, Costco, Sam's Club, Staples and eBay. DAILY NEWS TECH: RETRO IPHONE 6S, YOUTUBE MUSIC AND FACEBOOK'S NOTIFY Here are 52 of some of the best Black Friday deals on electronics you won't want to miss: Target Samsung 55-Inch 4K TV for $797.99 (regularly $1,199.99) Westinghouse 55-Inch LED TV for $250 (regularly $600) Buy an iPad Air 2 for $499 and a $150 gift card Buy an Apple Watch and get a $100 gift card Fitbit Charge HR for $119 (regularly $150) PC Richards & Son Samsung 32-inch Class1080p LED Smart HDTV for $278.97 (regularly $329.97) Sony 3D Streaming Blu-ray Disc Player for $84.99 (regularly $139.97) Sylvania Portable DVD/CD Player for $48.88 (regularly $49.99) LG 79-inch Class Ultra-Slim 4K Ultra LED Smart TV for $4,998.91 (regularly $5,999.91) Best Buy Samsung 60-Inch LED 4K Ultra HD TV for $800 (regularly $1,500 / doorbuster only) LG 49-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV for $499.99 (regularly $899.99) Toshiba 55-Inch LED TV for $350 (regularly $550) $125 off iPad Air 2 (doorbuster only) $100 off Apple Watch $150 off iMac With Retina 5K Display AUTO SALES IN NOVEMBER RISE THANKS TO BLACK FRIDAY DEALS AND LOW GAS PRICES Continue Reading

Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

It's not an iPad. But boy, is it close. Here comes Samsung with the Galaxy Tab S2, the latest attempt to unleash a legitimate competitor to the iPad. Samsung's been at it for a few years now, with mixed results, but this year, this time, it delivers a solid all-around tablet. And while the iPad is still the king, the Galaxy Tab S2 easily sits atop the Android tablet heap. While Apple is venturing into tablet galaxies unknown (did you SEE the iPad Pro?), it's a back-to-basics approach that drives Samsung's latest tab. The Tab S2 is all about "thin" and "light," and it's about delivering a traditional form factor with traditional under-the-hood tools. For all the reinventing that Samsung's tried to do in the smartphone space, it wants to keep it simple with its tablet, giving users things they need with few extra frills. The result will have many fans, although those who track horsepower and demand longevity in their tablets may be disappointed. The look and feel of the Tab S2 is its easy and obvious strength. Samsung touts this device as the market's thinnest — and the device is ridiculously slim — a mere 5.6 mm thick. Its 256 grams of weight are distributed cleanly and evenly, the end result being a tab that's less noticeable in your hands than the latest copy of "Muscle and Fitness" magazine. Samsung achieves this weight by continuing to eschew an all-metal design in favor of a polycarbonate shell. This lacks that cold but solid feel that an iPad delivers, and it's prone to smudges, but it does manage to feel comfortable and soft in your hands. Metallic trim lends a polished feel to the entire look. The Tab S2 also gets a more friendly form factor. A year ago, Samsung's Galaxy Tab line went with a 16:10 aspect ratio, perfect for watching movies but uncomfortable and strange for many other things, such as portrait web page viewing and reading. Samsung dumps that experiment in favor of a more standard 4:3 aspect ratio. The Continue Reading

WATCH: High tech for spring break

It’s almost that time of the year again – spring break, when millions will travel with friends or family for a little R&R.If you’re planning a trip, you’ll want to tote a few high-tech companions to make your time away a smoother one.Today’s digital devices can help you stay productive, entertained, and in touch with those who matter back at home.If you remember the three important L’s of travel tech – little, lightweight and long battery life – you’re off to a fine start.Here’s a look at a five great gadgets for travelers. WATCH: Tech for people who don’t like tech Triple threatTalk about a multipurpose accessory: Kingston’s MobileLite Wireless Pro ($99.99) is a small Wi-Fi-enabled device that does three things. It has 64GB of built-in storage, which you can load up with movies, TV shows and music, and wirelessly access it on multiple devices. There’s also a USB port and SD card slot, if you prefer to insert media into the MobileLite Wireless Pro. If you’re running out of space on your smartphone or tablet you can also wirelessly offload photos to the MobileLite Wireless Pro and then safely remove it from your device and start photographing again. Secondly, it’s a portable 6700mAh battery for charging up a smartphone up to three times. And finally, it’s a portable router for multiple Wi-Fi devices; simply plug this doohickey into a modem, perhaps in a hotel room, via its built-in Ethernet port. For $49.99, there’s also the MobileLite Wireless G3, with a slightly smaller battery and no internal storage. WATCH:  4 weird tech products on Kickstarter Keys, pleaseNeed to get a little work done on your trip but don’t want to lug a laptop? You’re not alone. The aptly-named Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard ($99.95) is an ultra-thin, lightweight mobile accessory that unfolds to a full-sized QWERTY keyboard, and can be simultaneously paired Continue Reading

UC picked to win AAC basketball title

PHILADELPHIA – It isn't every year that the Cincinnati Bearcats are ranked No. 1 in their preseason conference men's basketball poll. In fact, Monday marked the first time since the 2002-03 season that UC has been picked to win its league.UC was chosen to win the 2016-17 American Athletic Conference championship here Monday, in the preseason league coaches poll announced at the Philadelphia Airport Marriott. UC edged No. 2 UConn with six first-place votes and 95 poll points. UConn received five first-place votes and 94 poll points."It’s a good sign when people respect your program," UC coach Mick Cronin said. "Other than that, I really don’t have a lot of thoughts on it. Whenever you’re ranked or picked early in the season, all it really does is motivate your opponents and allow their coaches to tell their players on the scouting report, 'Hey, you better be ready to play, these guys are picked to win their league.' "UC senior point guard Troy Caupain was voted the AAC preseason Co-Player of the Year, along with Memphis sophomore guard-forward Dedric Lawson. Caupain and UC junior forward Gary Clark were named preseason All-AAC first team, with both being the only unanimous choices.The last time UC was a preseason favorite was 14 years ago, when the Bearcats were picked to win Conference USA. UC went on to finish 17-12 overall and fourth in the league that season, but the Bearcats did make the NCAA Tournament.This year, the Bearcats seek the program's seventh straight NCAA appearance. Cronin begins his 11th season as UC head coach with a 207-129 record at the school. UC went 22-11 last season and finished tied for third in the AAC, which was where the Bearcats were picked in preseason.UC last won a regular season conference title in the 2013-14 season, when the Bearcats shared the inaugural AAC championship.Caupain said UC welcomes the preseason attention."It shows that Continue Reading

Fact check: Where does Clinton Foundation money go?

Corrections and clarifications: The original version of this story incorrectly cited the Fiorina campaign as the source of backup material for Fiorina's claim. The backup material was supplied by the CARLY for America super PAC.Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina says that "so little" of the charitable donations to the Clinton Foundation "actually go to charitable works" — a figure CARLY for America later put at about 6% of its annual revenues — but Fiorina is simply wrong.Fiorina and others are referring only to the amount donated by the Clinton Foundation to outside charities, ignoring the fact that most of the Clinton Foundation's charitable work is performed in-house. One independent philanthropy watchdog did an analysis of Clinton Foundation funding and concluded that about 89% of its funding went to charity.Simply put, despite its name, the Clinton Foundation is not a private foundation — which typically acts as a pass-through for private donations to other charitable organizations. Rather, it is a public charity. It conducts most of its charitable activities directly. FIORINA ATTACKSFiorina has been shadowing Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail in order to contrast herself with her Democratic rival. In a Fox News interview, Fiorina was asked about a New York Times story about Sen. Marco Rubio's finances, and Fiorina responded that she wished TheNew York Times would do more to investigate the Clintons' finances, and particularly "what they've been doing with their donors' money to the Clinton Global Initiative." Fiorina, June 10: I mean, honestly, the question, I think, now for the Clintons is, 'What else don't we know? What don't we know about your donors? What don't we know about the conflicts of interest that those donors represent when Mrs. Clinton is serving as Secretary of State?' We are now finding out that so little of those charitable donations actually go to charitable works.Asked for backup, theCARLY for America Continue Reading

Eskendereya dances his way to the top in Todd Pletcher’s mind

Nobody has danced his way through the Kentucky Derby preps better this spring than Todd Pletcher.The 42-year-old trainer has saddled the winner of five Derby preps so far - the Louisiana Derby, Fountain of Youth, Risen Star, El Camino Real Derby and the Sam F. Davis - and is setting his sights on Saturday's Grade I Wood Memorial with Eskendereya.Named after an Egyptian dance, Eskendereya may be the best of Pletcher's 3-year-olds off of a powerful victory in the Feb.20 Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park."I think he belongs at the top of the list," Pletcher said. "I mean to me, you would have to rank Lookin At Lucky number one. He's the champion 2-year-old. He came back with a big effort first time on the dirt (when he won the Rebel Stakes). He got in some trouble and was able to overcome it, so I think until someone dethrones him, he's number one. But you know, with that being said I think the most impressive performance this year was Eskendereya at the Fountain of Youth."It was.Eskendereya drew off to score by 8-1/2 lengths, easily defeating Ice Box and Pleasant Prince, who came back to run one-two in the March 20 Florida Derby, a race that was supposed to be Eskendereya's final prep race before the May 1 Kentucky Derby.Owner Ahmed Zayat felt sixweeks before the Kentucky Derby was too long of a wait, so they passed on the Florida Derby to await the Wood, which is run four weeks before the Derby."It was a difficult decision," Pletcher said. "There are pros and cons to either way, and the way I looked at it there may or may not have been a right decision. Hopefully there's just not a wrong one either."A field of six was drawn for the mile-and-an-eighth race, with Eskendereya tabbed as the 4-5 morning line choice. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Kentucky tabs A&M coach Gillispie

Kentucky hired Billy Gillispie as its new coach yesterday, ending two restless weeks in Lexington following the Wildcats' early ouster from the NCAA Tournament. The former Texas A&M coach succeeds Tubby Smith and agreed to a seven-year contract that will pay him $2.3 million a year in base salary. Gillispie could earn performance incentives up to $750,000 a year and academic incentives of up to $100,000.The architect of remarkable turnarounds at UTEP and Texas A&M, Gillispie said he doesn't think there's much work to be done with the Wildcats. Kentucky went 22-12 this season, losing to Kansas in the second round of the tournament.Kentucky AD Mitch Barnhart hired Gillispie after Florida's Billy Donovan decided Thursday to stay with the Gators after winning a second straight NCAA title. Texas' Rick Barnes also indicated he wasn't interested, but the job was never formally offered to anyone other than Gillispie.Gillispie becomes Kentucky's sixth coach in the last 76 years after leading the Aggies to the NCAA Tournament's round of 16 this year for the first time since 1980.Kansas State assistant coach Frank Martin was promoted to head coach to replace Bob Huggins, who resigned after just one season to take over West Virginia, his alma mater. The quick hiring seems designed to help K-State State hang onto an incoming recruiting class ranked as the nation's best by FOOTBALL: A month after he was released by the Texans, quarterback David Carr agreed to a two-year deal with the Panthers to be Jake Delhomme's backup.HOCKEY: Russian star Pavel Datsyuk signed a seven-year contract with the Red Wings. Datsyuk leads the Wings with 87 points - 27 goals and 60 assists. GM Ken Holland said Datsyuk's deal represents the longest contract extension in team history.North Dakota sophomore forward Ryan Duncan won the Hobey Baker Memorial Award as the nation's top college hockey player. TENNIS: In Winston-Salem, N.C., Andy Roddick and James Blake gave the United Continue Reading