Staples Cyber Monday 2020 deals: Lenovo laptop, AOC desktop monitor, and gaming chair

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Black Friday might be over, but Cyber Monday is tomorrow! Staples has some great deals, too. The nationwide chain that, yes, sells staples, actually sells a whole lot more than just office supplies. So far this year it’s offered deals as good or better than other retailers on products especially for gamers like a new desktop monitor, laptop and more. But hurry because these deals could disappear fast!

We’ve made a list of our top choices from the store’s advertised discounts, but we update this list as new deals or added or old ones expire. Note that some items will drift in and out of stock throughout the shopping period. So while an item may not be available right now, it

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Staples’ best Cyber Monday deals: A Lenovo laptop, an AOC monitor and a gaming chair

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.

Black Friday might be over, but Cyber Monday is almost upon us, which means the deals are still in full flow. Those discounts aren’t reserved just for the biggest stores — retailers like Walmart, Amazon and Best Buy. Slightly smaller merchants like Staples have plenty of deals available too. The nationwide chain that, yes, sells staples, actually sells a whole lot more than just office supplies. So far this year they’ve offered deals as good or better than other retailers on products as varied as Apple AirPods, laptops and gaming chairs. 

We’ve made a list of our top choices from the store’s advertised discounts, but we update this list as new deals or added or old ones expire. Note

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AOC played Among Us again to raise money for charities

  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York once again livestreamed a game of Among Us, this time in an effort to raise money for charity.
  • Just hours after posting a link to her Twitch livestream, Ocasio-Cortez announced she had raised $200,000 to go toward food pantry assistance, eviction defense legal funds, and community organizations.
  • Among Us is an online game that has become a Twitch mainstay in recent months. 
  • Ocasio-Cortez has previously leveraged the platform to engage voters. Her last Twitch livestream had an audience of almost 440,000 people who watched her play.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York on Friday once again invited people to watch her play Among Us on Twitch, and this time used the platform to raise $200,000 for charities.

“Today I’m using the stream to fundraise for local food pantries, eviction defense legal aid, & community support organizations,” she

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AOC Is Streaming Among Us Right Now, Watch Here

For the second time ever, US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is streaming Among Us right now. Following her record-breaking stream, AOC is taking part in another stream, this time one organized by Jagmeet Singh, leader of the Canadian New Democratic Party. The stream is live right now on Twitch, and you can watch it for yourself below. It’s already cracked the 100k viewer mark.

The stream is ongoing, and it features well-known video game streamers such as HasanAbi, Northernlion, and XQC, who, notably, was recently banned temporarily from Twitch. That was due to a cheating incident in a recent Fall Guys tournament.

Today’s stream began at 4 PM PT (7 PM ET). We don’t know how long it will run for, but her first stream lasted for several hours as she worked to encourage people to get out and vote. While that game was broadcast on multiple Twitch channels, AOC’s channel

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AOC plays Among Us on Twitch, sparking one of the most-watched streams ever

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The election is around the corner. On Tuesday, US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hoped to use video games to inspire people to vote — and it probably worked. The New York Democrat also known as AOC streamed Among Us, one of the most popular online games, on Twitch alongside streamers Pokimane and Hasanabi. 

The stream peaked at 439,000 views, making it the third-highest-viewed single stream in Twitch history. The all-time record is Ninja’s, when he teamed up with Drake and Travis Scott in a game of Fortnite. Viewership ranged from 300,000 to 400,000 for most of the stream.

It began at around 8:40 p.m. ET, before the advertised 9 p.m. kickoff. Ocasio-Cortez took that time to encourage viewers to vote and, if

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Ilhan Omar played ‘Among Us’ with AOC on powerful, custom gaming PC: specs

  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hosted her debut live stream on the gaming service Twitch on Tuesday night, which drew over 430,000 concurrent viewers and nearly 5 million overall views.
  • AOC streamed the popular multiplayer game “Among Us” alongside fellow “squad” member Rep. Ilhan Omar.
  • While the two were playing, Rep. Omar tweeted out a photo of her gaming setup. She later released the full list of specs for the gaming PC, which is owned by her deputy communications director, and it’s immensely powerful.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota held one of the highest-viewed Twitch streams ever on Tuesday night, with over 430,000 concurrent viewers and nearly 5 million overall views.

It was so popular that it edged out NASA to take the sixth spot in all-time viewership on the streaming platform.

AOC and Omar played “Among Us,”

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