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Find Great Deals on This Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is the Black Friday of online shopping. The Thanksgiving holiday is over, the mad rush to pick up bargains at stores the day after and over the weekend has passed, and everyone is back to work. Online retailers know their day is Monday, and it's the best day of the year to find super deals on just about anything... especially tech products.

The brick-and-mortar dealers like Circuit City and Best Buy have their websites primed with deals, and the major online folks like NewEgg, J&R, and Amazon are offering deep discounts on the hottest tech. If you missed the Black Friday rush, or didn't get everything you wanted, some crazy deals are still to be had.

The Black Friday Survival Guide - 12 'Must Know' Tips For the Black Friday Shopper

You’ve seen the ads, heard the hype, and have found some Black Friday deals too good to pass up. If you’ve decided to take the early Friday morning plunge after your scrumptious Thanksgiving meal, you’ll need to do a little prep work. After all, Black Friday shopping isn’t like your average trip to the mall. It’s more like a competition… you versus every other deal seeker in the area.

The experienced Black Friday shopper knows the routine: forget about sleep the night before, find a warm coat, grab some coffee, pick up the baseball bat, realize you’re going shopping and put down the baseball bat, get in the car, and get in line. It seems simple enough, but the Black Friday experience can be overwhelming to the long line newcomer.

HTC and AT&T Release Windows Mobile 6 Upgrade for 8525

AT&T has been promising a free upgrade to 8525 owners for quite some time. The wait has been painful for most, causing upheaval and endless complaining in the AT&T user forums. The elusive update, originally promised to be in Q3, seemed like it would never hit.

It may not be Q3 anymore, but 8525 owners should still rejoice. HTC made the Windows Mobile 6 upgrade available for download on their site this morning, ending the wait once and for all. 8525 owners can get upgrade instructions and the download here.

Crazy Tech Project: The $25 Garage Entertainment System - Part 3

At the end of part 2, I had just finished hunting down and grabbing the major pieces for the $25 Garage Entertainment System. With a few twists here and there, including the addition of a dedicated Media PC for the garage thanks to a "free" find at a yard sale, the $25 Garage Entertainement System was finally starting to come together. If you haven't yet read parts 1 or 2, go check that out before you continue:

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Crazy Tech Project: The $25 Garage Entertainment System - Part 2

At the end of part 1, I had just finished scoping what would inevitably be the $25 Garage Entertainment system, quite a challenge given the requirements I decided on. If you haven't yet read part 1, go check that out before you continue:

Crazy Tech Project: The $25 Garage Entertainment System - Part 1

I mentioned long ago that when I get bored, I do some crazy things. The latest in my (what my better half calls "crazy") tech projects was to solve one of my home's deficiencies... no entertainment in the garage. Seriously, for the common man the garage is a temple. It's a place where guys go to be guys, and do things like work on cars, watch the game, play darts, smoke cigars, and any number of other things. In our case as townhome dwellers, it's a common area for lots of other things, like when we light up the outdoor fireplace in the driveway with the neighbors or even do a cookout and eat outside.



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