Best Black Friday 2020 gaming chair deals

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

A Black Friday or Cyber Monday deal on a new gaming chair is a great accessory for the new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S — if you were lucky enough to get one or both. Of course, your favorite PC gamer would probably appreciate a little extra comfort, too. Plus, with home offices and remote learning not going away, a good Black Friday deal on a gaming chair or office chair could make you the holiday gift-giving winner. 

Here are some gaming chair deals that have made our best list, and some about to make an appearance.

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The Titan line is one of our favorites due to its wide seat base and built-in lumbar support. 


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ASPIRE to drive creation of future transformative technologies

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ASPIRE to drive creation of future transformative technologies

The newly established Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC) has announced its plans to drive the creation of future transformative technologies with the launch of its dedicated technology programme management pillar, ASPIRE.

ASPIRE works in consultation with cross-sector industry stakeholders to frame problem statements that can be solved through research and development. By defining the problem, setting milestones, and monitoring the progress of the projects, Aspire facilitates a clear path from ‘lab to market.’ Aspire will make impactful decisions related to the selection of research partners and the allocation of funding. It will ensure that its R&D priorities align with Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s broader development goals.

ASPIRE will also launch grand challenges which will bring together local and global innovators to work on crucial research that aims to solve

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EU fines drug makers for keeping cheap medicine off market

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The European Union has fined two pharmaceutical companies for colluding to keep a cheap alternative to a sleep disorder medicine off the market for their profit and at the expense of patients.

EU antitrust commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, said that Teva pharmaceuticals and Cephalon, a company it later acquired, must pay 60.5 million euros ($72 million) for agreeing between themselves to delay for years the launch of Teva’s cheaper version of Cephalon’s blockbuster Modafinil. In return for the delay, Teva got beneficial side deals and some payments.

Vestager said that “Teva’s and Cephalon’s pay-for-delay agreement harmed patients and national health systems, depriving them of more affordable medicines.”

Modafinil treats excessive daytime sleepiness and under the brand name Provigil it accounted for more than 40% of Cephalon’s turnover. A cheap alternative would have had a serious impact

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Crypto exchange Coinbase hit by connection, latency problems as bitcoin plummets

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LONDON (Reuters) – Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase said on Thursday its retail and professional-focused platforms were hit by tech problems, with users reporting difficulty trading as bitcoin plunged towards its biggest one-day drop since September.

California-based Coinbase said on its website at 14:14 GMT it was investigating connectivity problems, adding at 14:42 GMT that it had identified the problem and implemented a solution.

In a separate post at 15:21 GMT on its Coinbase Pro site it said “increased latencies impacting order entry and settlement” for its Coinbase Pro service, adding it was investigating the problem.

A spokesman for Coinbase, one of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges, declined to comment.

Coinbase users on Twitter reported problems trading.

One Coinbase Pro user told Reuters by message:

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Amazon Black Friday 2020 tech deals and discounts live on Thanksgiving

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  • Amazon’s Black Friday deals are available through November 27.
  • Some standout tech deals include discounts on Amazon’s new Echo lineup, Bose noise-cancelling headphones, Apple’s MacBook Pro, and a 4K TV from Sony among many others.
  • Read Insider Reviews’ Black Friday 2020 deals and Cyber Monday 2020 deals coverage for more savings.
  • You can also check out more of the best Amazon Black Friday deals here as discounts go live.

Black Friday isn’t here just yet but Amazon already has plenty of tech deals to choose from. The online retailer began its Black Friday sales on November 20 and plans to run them through November 27, offering a variety of discounts whether you’re looking for a new smart speaker, video doorbell, laptop, or TV.

Amazon seems particularly focused on home entertainment deals this year, as

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The Context of Modern Banking

The digital era brought myriad new opportunities for businesses and banks, but also a whole slew of new challenges and uncertainties. A few years ago, when we started taking our first steps with Openbank, our 100% digital bank, we felt like we were walking down a dark, foggy road at night, where the fog was made up of our competition and the regulations – which is to say that we were moving forwards, but not entirely sure what our next steps would have been.

After studying the market and plotting its trajectory, we realised that – since technology is the main driving force for change nowadays – we needed to be on top of the game, and as digitally-savvy as can be. We also needed to be aware of the many changes that can sweep across the banking world and change the playing field practically overnight. We’re all witnessing a

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Save over $650 on Alienware’s thinnest gaming laptop for Black Friday

There’s Black Friday gaming deals, and then there’s Black Friday gaming deals: the kind of offers that swing by once in a full moon to truly blow the other sales out of the water. 

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Alienware m15 R3 Black Friday

This Alienware M15 R3 laptop being sold by Dell for US customers is one of those deals, slashing $650 off a product that rarely gets discounted at all, due to the prestige of the Alienware brand within gaming PC circles.

Featuring [deep breath] a 10th Generation Intel Core i7-10875H processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card, 15.6 inch display, 32GB of memory, and a 512GB SSD hard drive, Alienware’s slimmest gaming laptop makes no compromises for its smaller size, rest assured. 

If you’re fast, you can bag it right now for just shy of $1600, down from its original RRP of $2249.99. 

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The world’s newest monkey species was found in a lab, not on an expedition

The discovery of the Popa langur, a medium-sized leaf-eating monkey found in central Myanmar, was recently announced by scientists. It is estimated there are just 200 to 250 of these monkeys, which will likely mean the new species is classed as “critically endangered.” This find was announced just a week or so after two new species of greater glider – a gliding marsupial – were identified in Australia. But what do scientists mean when they announce the discovery of “new” mammalian species? Were these animals really unknown to science?

a monkey sitting on a tree branch: The Popa langur (Trachypithecus popa) is named after the sacred Mount Popa, which holds the largest population of the species with just over 100 animals.

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The Popa langur (Trachypithecus popa) is named after the sacred Mount Popa, which holds the largest population of the species with just over 100 animals.

While discoveries such as the langur and the gliders are certainly exciting, it is important to clarify that these were not previously unseen species uncovered by some intrepid explorer. Rather, these

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Irreversible hotter and drier climate over inner East Asia

Irreversible hotter and drier climate over inner East Asia
Trees tell a heatwave and drought history of inner East Asia. The image shows a landscape in inner Mongolia, northern China, a Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) tree-ring sample, and a figure showing tree-ring-based heatwave and soil moisture reconstructions from Zhang et al. Science (2020). Credit: Peng Zhang, Hans Linderholm, Zhang et al., Science (2020)

Mongolia’s semi-arid plateau may soon become as barren as parts of the American Southwest due to a “vicious cycle” of heatwaves—that exacerbates soil drying, and ultimately produces more heatwaves—according to an international group of climate scientists.

Writing in the journal Science, the researchers warn that heatwaves and concurrent droughts have increased significantly during the past two decades, with troubling implications for the future. Using tree-ring data, which offer a glimpse of regional climates from before modern weather logs, the researchers developed heatwave and soil moisture records that suggest recent consecutive years of record high

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TikTok owner gets another week to sell its US business

TikTok’s deadline to finalize a US buyer has been extended for the second time in less than a month.

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The Trump administration on Wednesday gave the short-form video app’s Chinese owner, ByteDance, until December 4 to conclude a proposed takeover deal by Oracle and Walmart, according to a spokesperson for the Treasury department.


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“The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has granted ByteDance a one-week extension…to allow time to review a revised submission that the Committee recently received,” the spokesperson said.

In an executive order this summer, Trump set November 12 as the hard deadline for ByteDance to divest TikTok, which has more than 100 million users in the United States. But as the deadline came and went, confusion reigned over what consequences might be in store for TikTok. Trump’s executive order did not say that TikTok would be banned if it missed

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