Top 5 Black Friday smart speaker deals: Amazon Echo leads the pack

The home smart speaker is the newest home consumer electronics product category. And this year the technology is more advanced with features like built-in displays.

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Seagate Unveils Massive 12TB BarraCuda Pro Desktop, IronWolf NAS Hard Drives

Seagate announced new 12TB drives for consumer and professional backup markets today. While they aren’t quite as large as the 14TB drives Western Digital announced last week, these drives will be sold to individuals and businesses rather than reserved for enterprise deployments.

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3 Timely E-Commerce Shipping Tips


Shipping has become a key part of success in the online shopping revolution. Amazon has raised consumer expectations dramatically when it comes to shipping, and etailers have been scrambling to keep up. Because changes occur on a near-daily basis in the shipping world, here are some tips for getting ahead of the game. The faster you can get your goods out the door and into your customers’ hands, the better. Consumers increasingly expect their purchases to arrive quickly, and they’re drawn to two-day, next-day and even same-day shipping offers.

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Leaked Microsoft Memo Reveals High Return Rates on Surface Hardware

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Last week, Microsoft claimed Consumer Reports’ decision to yank recommendations for its laptops was based on bad data. A leaked memo has revealed this as a lie; Microsoft’s rate of return on some products has been quite high.

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Consumer Reports slams Microsoft's Surface line, cites 25-percent failure rate

Microsoft’s Surface family suffered a major blow Thursday, as Consumer Reports not only pulled its recommendation forallSurface-branded products, but moves them into the dreaded “not recommended” category.

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Intel May Respond to AMD Ryzen With Six-Core i5, i7 CPUs

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New rumors indicate Intel will respond to AMD in the consumer space, possibly with new Core i7 and i5 offerings that add six-core CPUs to Intel’s desktop lines.

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Consumers Will Pay to Be Pleased: Survey


Eighty percent of participants in a recent Capgemini consumer survey said they would pay more for a better customer experience, and 9 percent were willing to pay up to 50 percent more. Researchers polled 3,300 customers of 125 companies in the utilities, consumer products, retail, retail banking, and Internet-based services sectors. Among the respondents were 450 senior executives from customer experience, customer service, IT, marketing and sales departments at 150 companies.

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