PreAct raises $1.6M from Sony, others to help prevent car accidents with crash-sensing tech

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Car accidents kill about 1.35 million people worldwide each year. Despite more advanced collision warning systems now built into cars, crashes in the U.S. have risen more than 12% since 2011.

Now a Portland startup wants to curb those numbers with new crash-sensing technology.

PreAct raised $1.6 million in a round led by Alpha Bridge that included participation from and Sony’s venture capital arm, Sony Innovation Fund.

Founded in 2018 after spinning out of a defense contractor company called Artis, PreAct’s software uses near-field sensors to help sense a vehicle’s surroundings. The technology was originally developed to protect military vehicles from missiles. It allows cars to adjust suspension and seating positions to better prepare for impact. This video shows the software in action.

The 9-person company sells to automotive safety suppliers; auto manufacturers; auto insurance companies; and more. It also works with self-driving firms. PreAct’s tech will

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Best Cyber Monday 2020 wireless headphones deals still available: Beats, Bose, Sony, JLab 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 and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but the headphone deals continue. You can still find big discounts on headphones such as the Beats Solo 3, as well as models from other big brands, including Bose, Sony and Samsung. The sales aren’t limited to just one type of headphone, either. There are still excellent Cyber Monday headphone deals for in-ear, on-ear and over-ear styles, as well as noise-canceling and true-wireless options. Several cost less than $100, and a few even run $50 or less.

New deals in the past two days have included new (or returning) price cuts on some Beats models. In some cases, prices for headphones are matching or even dipping below their all-time lows. Here are

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Cyber Monday Bluetooth speaker deals: Best discounts on Sony, JBL, Ultimate Ears 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 here and that means some big savings to be had on all kinds of tech, including Bluetooth speakers. Just because parties are canceled this year doesn’t mean you can’t rock out by yourself with some pounding tunes coming through a new wireless Bluetooth speaker. Want to get a new one but don’t know where to look? We’ve put together a list of what we think are the best deals — or at least the ones worth considering — this Cyber Monday for everything from tiny Bluetooth speakers that cost less than $50 to bigger “party” models that typically cost over $300. We’ll update this post as we spot additional deals.

Read more: Best Black Friday headphones deals

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Sony Camera Cyber Monday Deals (2020): Sony a6500, a7R II & More Camera Deals Published by Retail Egg

Sony Camera Cyber Monday Deals (2020): Sony a6500, a7R II & More Camera Deals Published by Retail Egg

Cyber Monday Sony camera deals are underway, explore the top Cyber Monday Sony a7 III, a7R II, a6000, a6100, a6400 and a6500 savings on this page

Cyber Monday Sony camera deals for 2020 are underway. Review the top discounts on highly rated Sony camera lenses and more. Explore the best deals by clicking the links below.

Best Sony Camera Deals:

  • Save up to 59% on Sony mirrorless digital cameras & bundles at Walmart – check the latest savings on the top-rated a6000, a6500 & a7iii mirrorless cameras
  • Save up to $300 off on Sony mirrorless camera models at – see the latest deals on Sony cameras, featuring the Sony Alpha a7 III Mirrorless Camera with FE 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Lens
  • Save up to 38% on top-rated Sony Alpha mirrorless &
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Shop the Best Cyber Monday Tech Deals from Apple, Samsung, Sony & More

The Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping weekend is finally here, and we want you to be the first to know about the best tech deals of 2020. We have the inside scoop on the best deals on this the most epic and wild weekend of consumerism. This year, you’ll find huge discounts on top tech brands like Google, Bose, Amazon, Sony, Samsung and more. Some of our favorite deals this year include big savings on smart home products, Sony OLED TVs, Apple AirPods Pro and Sony’s noise-cancelling headphones. Seriously, we hunt deals for a living, and the best Cyber Monday tech deals of 2020 are crazy good.

Best of all? You may be able to score some deals on products that are rarely discounted. But, as always, you’ll want to act fast. Many of the best Cyber Monday tech deals will only last for a few hours at a

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Best Cyber Monday camera deals 2020: Save on Canon, Nikon, Sony, GoPro and more

The best Cyber Monday camera deals feature photography discounts on almost all brands and types of camera. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your DLSR or mirrorless camera, add a new lens to the family, or invest in a GoPro or any other type of action cam, there should be a deal that catches your eye. 

A Cyber Monday camera deal is the perfect way to start out in especially such as this deal for the Canon EOS Rebel T7 for $499 at Best Buy. It’s $100 off its regular price, and comes with a good kit lens AND a 300mm zoom lens. 

All the major camera brands have discounted stock, including the likes of Canon, Nikon, Sony, GoPro, and FujiFilm. 

If you’re looking for other savings, be sure to check out our Cyber Monday deals for discounts on TVs, iPads, and more.  

Best Cyber Monday camera deals right now


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Samsung, Sony, TCL, Vizio And More

There’s no question that this is the best time of year to buy a new TV. While you can find all sorts of consumer electronics on sale for Black Friday, the best discounts are on big-ticket items like TVs and laptops. And for the time being, there’s no shortage of excellent deals—the big day may have passed, but the sales are lingering. But not for long.

Tip: Bookmark this page, because we’ll be adding new Black Friday TV deals through Cyber Monday.

After all, Black Friday is known for huge “doorbuster” discounts on large-screen TVs. Now that we’re in the holiday weekend, some of the best deals are already expired or sold out, but don’t let that discourage you. If you’ve been holding off for the right time to upgrade your TV, don’t delay a moment

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Sony says it will have more PS5 in stock, cites ‘unprecedented’ demand

As consumers deal with a shortage of supplies for Sony’s PlayStation 5, the Japanese tech giant said it will be releasing more inventory to retailers before the end of the year.

“We want to thank gamers everywhere for making the PS5 launch our biggest console launch ever,” PlayStation’s official Twitter account said in a post. “Demand for PS5 is unprecedented, so we wanted to confirm that more PS5 inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year – please stay in touch with your local retailers.”

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Sony’s competitor, Microsoft, has also faced significant shortages of its

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Sony Bans PlayStation 5 Owners For Exploiting PS Plus Collection, Selling Games


  • PlayStation Plus membership gives PS owners access to some cool perks
  • PS5 owners gain access to the PS Plus Collection, which contains a huge selection of titles
  • Sony is banning PS5 users who are selling access to the PS Plus Collection’s games

While it’s fun to play video games alone, it’s even more exciting to play with friends. What’s not enjoyable, at least for Sony, is when players who have access to some games pass them on illegally to those who don’t.

Sony is banning some PlayStation 5 owners who are also PlayStation Plus members for selling games included in the PS Plus collection. The PS Plus Collection lets PS5 owners enjoy a curated selection of 20 of the best games the PlayStation 4 had, including “Final Fantasy XV,” “God of War,” “The Last of Us Remastered” and “Fallout 4.”

Those who pay to become a PS Plus

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Black Friday 2020 camera deals : discounts on Nikon, GoPro, Canon and Sony.

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 already in full swing. If you’re looking to expand your camera kit or find a gift for an aspiring photographer or future YouTube sensation, now is a good time to snag a decent discount on a digital camera or action cam. The deals we’re currently seeing aren’t completely 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 — is a decent

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