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Enlarge / Rocket Lab’s Catch of the Day recovery vessel nears the Electron rocket’s first stage.

Welcome to Edition 3.24 of the Rocket Report! It’s December, and we could see a number of big smallsat launches this month, including from Virgin Orbit and Astra. But in the immediate future, our eyes are on South Texas, where a Starship prototype is due to make a high leap early next week.

As always, we welcome reader submissions, and if you don’t want to miss an issue, please subscribe using the box below (the form will not appear on AMP-enabled versions of the site). Each report will include information on small-, medium-, and heavy-lift rockets as well as a quick look ahead at the next three launches on the calendar.

Aevum unveils its Ravn X launch system. Until now, Aevum has largely operated in the background. But now, it’s ready to show off

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Cyber Monday 2020 camera deals still available: Save $200 on a GoPro Hero 9 bundle, $250 on a Nikon Z50 kit and more

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.

Cyber Monday is officially over, but there are still plenty of deals to be had on your favorite holiday gifts. One area where we’re seeing some notable savings is cameras. If you’re looking to find a gift for an aspiring photographer or expand your own camera kit, now is a great time to snag a discount on an action cam or digital camera. The deals we’re currently seeing aren’t staggering, but 20-25% off on top brands, including GoPro, Canon, Nikon and Sony, is nothing to scoff at. We’ll keep adding to this list as more cameras continue to go on sale for the holiday season, so check back often.

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The 2020 GoPro upgrade

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Nintendo Switch in stock on Cyber Monday: Check Mario Kart bundle at Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart

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.

Hoping to pick up the Nintendo Switch Mario Kart Bundle on Cyber Monday? The bad news is that it’s tough to find in stock at its normal retail price of $299. The good news: It’s not impossible. We know, because at least one person at CNET was able to snag it at Amazon in the past few days and we also saw it in stock at Walmart — yes, only briefly — on Sunday morning. It’s out of stock everywhere early on Cyber Monday morning but we’re keeping track of inventory and will be updating as more stock arrives. 

For starters, let’s talk about what you get in the box with the new $299 Switch Mario Kart bundle:

In

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Cyber Monday 2020 camera deals: Save $100 on a Canon T7 kit, $250 on a Nikon Z50 kit, $200 on a GoPro Hero 9 bundle and more

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 deals are finally here and one area where we’re seeing some serious savings is cameras. If you’re looking to expand your camera kit or find a gift for an aspiring photographer, now is a great time to snag a discount on a digital camera or action cam. The deals we’re currently seeing aren’t mind-blowing, but there are some solid discounts on top brands, including Canon, Nikon, Sony and GoPro. We’ll keep adding to this list as more cameras go on sale for the holiday season, so check back often.

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If you’re looking for an entry-level dSLR, the Canon T7 kit with two lenses — the EF-S 18-55mm and EF 75-300mm —

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Black Friday 2020 camera deals: Save $100 on a Canon T7 kit, $250 on a Nikon Z50 kit, $200 on a GoPro Hero 9 bundle and more

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 deals are finally here and one area where we’re seeing some serious savings is cameras. If you’re looking to expand your camera kit or find a gift for an aspiring photographer, now is a great time to snag a discount on a digital camera or action cam. The deals we’re currently seeing aren’t mind-blowing, but there are some solid discounts on top brands, including Canon, Nikon, Sony and GoPro. We’ll keep adding to this list as more cameras go on sale for the holiday season, so check back often.

Best Buy

If you’re looking for an entry-level dSLR, the Canon T7 kit with two lenses — the EF-S 18-55mm and EF 75-300mm —

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Nintendo Switch bundle in stock on Black Friday? How to check at Best Buy, Amazon and Walmart

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.

The new Nintendo Switch Mario Kart Black Friday bundle is as tricky to get hold of as the Xbox Series X and PS5 — and it’s only been available for a few days. We’re keeping our eyes on the major retailers’ sales and will update this page if we see a deal become available. 

Check the links here to see if the bundle is in stock at major vendors. But be warned: If you spot it, you’ll want to act fast — for example, Walmart’s online “availability window” for this bundle sold out in less than a minute on Wednesday.

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Walmart/Screenshot by John Falcone/CNET

Here’s what you get in the box with the new $299 Switch bundle:

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Nintendo Switch bundle in stock on Black Friday? Check inventory at Best Buy, Amazon and Walmart

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.

The new Nintendo Switch Mario Kart Black Friday bundle is as tricky to get hold of as the Xbox Series X and PS5 — and it’s only been available for a few days. 

Check the links here to see if it’s in stock at major vendors, and if you spot it, you’ll want to act fast — for example, Walmart’s online “availability window” for this bundle sold out in less than a minute on Wednesday.

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Walmart/Screenshot by John Falcone/CNET

Here’s what you get in the box with the new $299 Switch bundle:

In other words, you’re getting the same great hardware that can connect to a

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Nintendo Switch Mario Kart Black Friday bundle in stock? Check inventory at Walmart, Amazon and Best Buy

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.

Update, 7:02 p.m. PT: Well, that went as expected. The Switch bundle at Walmart sold out in less than a minute. But you can check the links here to see it’s in stock at major vendors. The earlier story continues below.


Here we go: The new Nintendo Switch Mario Kart bundle has only been available since last Sunday, but it’s already as difficult to get as the PS5 and Xbox Series X. But Walmart is swooping in to the rescue: Walmart is pledging an online “availability window” for this bundle today, Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 4 p.m. PT (7 p.m. ET). That’s the same time Walmart’s big Black Friday sale officially kicks off, and two hours before its next PS5

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Nintendo Switch Mario Kart bundle for Black Friday? Check restock options at Walmart, Best Buy and more

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.

Let me guess: You knew the new Xbox Series X and PS5 were all but impossible to find this year, so you decided to opt for a Nintendo Switch instead. “It came out in 2017 — it’s old news by now,” you thought. Well, we’re sorry to say the Switch is also playing hard to get this holiday season. Despite pandemic-starved inventory channels being replenished in the late summer, the Switch remained tough to get through the fall. And now, thanks to the debut of a special new Black Friday Switch bundle, the one you want will be especially difficult to obtain.

Here’s what you get in the box with the new $299 Switch bundle:

In other words, you’re getting

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This fintech and blockchain training bundle features 8 courses for $40

Blockchain could very well be the technology of the future. It’s gaining ground among businesses and financial providers because of its ability to record information across multiple systems, which improves transparency and security while reducing the risk of data tampering or loss. Similarly, blockchain may be used to solve ethics and bias issues in regards to machine learning and AI algorithms.

With the rise of big data and fintech, blockchain will play a pivotal role in our economy moving forward, so learning how blockchain works and how it can be applied will help you stand out on the job market. If you’re looking for fun, comprehensive courses that will get you up to speed with blockchain, fintech, data science, and more, look no further than The Ultimate FinTech & Blockchain Bootcamp Bundle by FinTech School. This bundle is available to ZDNet readers for $39.99, but you can get an additional

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