Best Walmart Cyber Monday deals still available: $199 AirPods Pro (again), price cuts on a 70-inch Roku TV, Roomba and Xbox, Switch and PS4 games

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 might be over, but you can still find deals at Walmart that haven’t yet gone away. The ApirPods Pro are back to $200, for example, and you can snag a giant 70-inch Roku TV for under $500. It’s little surprise that the deals Apple Watch Series 3 all quickly sold out, but keep an eye on this list as certain items have been coming back in stock.

Our favorite deals that you can still actually buy are listed below. Note that availability and prices fluctuate but were accurate at the time of this story’s most recent update.

DEALS HAPPENING NOW

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Who doesn’t love a crispy finish on top of their tender juicy dinner? That’s exactly what the Ninja

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Roku hires Apple Siri architect Brian Pinkerton to lead advanced technology development

Roku has poached a senior Apple Siri executive to lead development of new technology for its own streaming software and platforms.

Brian Pinkerton joined the streaming platform as its senior vice president of Advanced Development, according to a Roku staff page. At Roku, he will focus on “technical innovation and strategic software development across the platform.”

Although his specialty at Apple involved Siri voice commands, his work at Roku will apparently involve broader and more disparate technologies. It isn’t clear what those will be, but the streaming service highlighted Pinkerton’s “more than 30 years of experience with leadership roles focused on human-centered problems in computer systems and natural language processing.”

Previously, Pinkerton served as the chief architect of Apple’s Siri digital assistant. He served in that role from January 2018 through November 2020, according to his LinkedIn page.

Before his tenure at Apple, Pinkerton served as VP of Search at

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Amazon Web Services is back up after a massive outage that hit sites including Roku, Adobe, and Target-owned Shipt



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  • Amazon Web Services has recovered after a massive outage on Wednesday.
  • The outage only affected one of AWS’s 24 regions, its US-East-1 Region, but it took down many popular web-based services.
  • Roku, Adobe, and Target-owned Shipt were among the sites impacted by the outage.
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is back up after being down for most of Wednesday.

“We have restored all traffic to Kinesis Data Streams via all endpoints and it is now operating normally,” the company said early Thursday morning.

Scores of websites rely on the internet infrastructure to function. The outage only affected one of AWS’s 24 regions, its US-East-1 Region, but it took down many popular web-based services that utilize its servers, like Roku, Flickr, and Adobe Spark, which were among those that have reported issues. The Verge first reported the outage.

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Black Friday 2020 TV deals: 55-inch TCL Roku TV for $280, 50-inch Android TV for $230, Vizio OLED for $900

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.

Some folks will tell you that “the best time to buy a TV” is January or February, right before the Super Bowl. And if you want to wait until then, more power to you. That said, Black Friday deals are upon us, and they’ll morph into Cyber Monday sales this weekend, and that means it’s definitely the best time to buy a TV before the turn of the new year. Best BuyWalmartTarget and Amazon have unleashed the bulk of their TV sales, with small models as low as $100 and 65-inchers going for as little as $250. Discounted brands include Samsung, Vizio, Sony, LG, TCL and Hisense, along with everything else in between. And, of course,

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Is Amazon Web Services Down? Roku, Adobe, Others Experience Problems

Amazon Web Services saw an outage Wednesday that caused problems for several companies. In a statement, Amazon said it was specifically having problems with its service that processes large streams of data. 

“We continue to work towards recovery of the issue affecting the Kinesis Data Streams API in the US-EAST-1 Region. We also continue to see an improvement in error rates for Kinesis and several affected services, but expect full recovery to still take up to a few hours,” the statement said. 

“The issue continues to also affect other services, or parts of these services, that utilize Kinesis Data Streams within their workflows. While features of multiple services are impacted, some services have seen broader impact and service-specific impact details are below. We continue to work towards full recovery.” 

Amazon Web Services is the company’s cloud storage business that many high-profile companies use. 

Many companies including the Baltimore Sun and

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Roku Launches Budget Video Streaming Stick, Along With Other Black Friday Deals

Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) is getting in on the Black Friday action with a slate of discounted merchandise and services.

The centerpiece of this is a low-priced, limited-edition streaming player, the Roku SE. This $17 device will go on sale during the shopping holiday and run while supplies last at Walmart (NYSE:WMT).

Meanwhile, Roku is also knocking $15 off the price of its typically $39.99 Roku Premiere, which is positioned as an entry-level streaming product. That deal will be available from Nov. 20 to Nov. 30.

One rung up the ladder is the Roku Streaming Stick+, another portable model. It’s going on sale during the same dates for $29.99, or $20 off its manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP).

After that is the Roku Ultra set-top box, discounted to $69.99 (the MSRP is $99.99, Roku says) across the same stretch as the Premiere and the Streaming Stick+.

Lastly, for those who consider audio

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Is HBO Max On Roku? Subscribers Demand Addition After Amazon Fire Announcement

HBO Max is joining Amazon Fire TV, but that’s not enough to satisfy subscribers. Many are hoping the announcement means HBO Max is also working on a Roku deal.

WarnerMedia announced HBO Max, which launched in May, will be available on Amazon Fire TV streaming devices, Fire TV Edition smart TVs, and Fire tablets on Tuesday. This gives millions of consumers a new way to watch the streaming service.

However, many people use Amazon Fire TV’s competitor, Roku, and they are demanding WarnerMedia bring HBO Max to the platform.

The good news is that it seems like WarnerMedia is attempting to make a deal with Roku. An HBO Max spokesperson told Business Insider that they are in discussions with Roku.

Both Roku and Amazon Fire TV are aggregators of streaming services. They are portals through which viewers can access a variety of streaming platforms, a helpful tool for those with

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Top Early LG, Samsung, TCL & More Smart 4K & Roku TV Savings Published by Saver Trends

The best early Black Friday 70 and 75-inch TV deals for 2020, featuring the best 75” Samsung QLED 4K TV, 70” LG 73 Series 4K smart UHD TV, and more TV discounts

Black Friday experts have listed all the top early 75 and 70-inch TV deals for Black Friday, including offers on 70” LG 73 Series 4K smart UHD TVs, 75” Samsung QLED 4K smart TVs, and TCL 75″ 5-Series 4K QLED ROKU smart TVs, and more. Browse the full range of deals listed below.

Best 70 – 75 Inch TV Deals:

  • Save up to 29% off on 70-inch TVs from LG, Samsung, TCL, and more at Walmart – get the latest discounts on 70” 4K UHD TVs from top-brands and more  

  • Save up to 40% on 70-inch smart TVs at Amazon – get the latest discounts on Sony, Samsung, LG, TCL, and more  

  • Save up to 38% off on

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Datadog, Roku, Square, The Trade Desk and JFrog

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Roku reported Q3 earnings on November 5th. The 73% year-over-year revenue growth the company announced was 23% above consensus expectations. Gross profit rose 81% YoY while gross margin rose 216 basis points in total to 47.6%. 

Roku added 2.9M active accounts in the quarter (+43% YoY). Total streaming hours increased by 0.2 billion hours over the last quarter to 14.8B (+54% YoY), while ARPU grew 20% YoY to $27.

Roku was a beneficiary of the rebound in ad spend, as the company saw Q3 monetized video ad impressions grow 90% YoY vs. 50% YoY growth last quarter. Roku is anticipating that Q4 revenue growth will likely be in the mid-40% range, similar to the growth rate seen in the last few holiday seasons. Per the earnings call, the company is being cautious about holiday spending with this forecasted guidance. 

ROKU shares briefly

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What Stood Out in Earnings Calls from Roku, Expedia, PayPal and Others

Week 3 of earnings season brought with it some telling disclosures about online travel and video ad spend, 5G chip sales and e-commerce and payments activity, among other things.

Here’s a recap of some notable things that were shared over the last few days by reporting tech companies.

Roku and The Trade Desk

The 32% annual YouTube ad sales growth that Alphabet  (GOOG) reported on Oct. 29 already signaled that online video ad spend was (like many other kinds of online ad spend) on the upswing as brand ad budgets loosen up.

But Roku (ROKU) and The Trade Desk’s (TTD) results and commentary arguably did more than just that: They suggested there’s a major inflection in online video ad spend as dollars are grabbed from traditional TV ad budgets amid major TV ratings declines and accelerated cord-cutting.

Roku, which rose 12.6% post-earnings on Friday, reported that its monetized video ad

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