Black Friday tablet deals: iPad Pro, Galaxy Tab S7, and more

Black Friday 2020 is here, and with it, you can expect a range of tablet deals to appear. 

From Samsung Galaxy tablets to Apple iPads, over the course of the shopping event — no longer just a one-day shopping spree, and now closer to a week-long promotion — US retailers will be competing for business by offering decent discounts on these mobile devices. 

Tablets can be suitable for a variety of purposes; from checking your email on the road to saving and sharing presentations, reading, accessing mobile apps, streaming content, and more. Whether or not you want a tablet as a gift, for entertainment, work, or as a slimline device for accessing the Internet, it is worth keeping an eye on tablet sales over Black Friday this year. 

Below, ZDNet has compiled a list of the best tablet deals on offer. As some deals finish and other, time-sensitive deals expire,

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Best gadgets to help you stay healthy in the new year

This year has placed a spotlight on our medical systems and personal health. 

As we plunge into a second wave and continue to endure the social and economic damage the coronavirus pandemic has wrought, it is more important than ever that we remember to take the best care of ourselves that we can — both physically and mentally. 

COVID-19 is now spreading at the same time as the typical cold and flu season, and with respiratory illnesses making the rounds over the winter months, the prospect of a tough period ahead of us means that staying healthy goes beyond physical fitness — we need to try and keep on top of our sleep patterns and stress levels, too. 

Below, we have compiled a list of gadgets and tech products that may help you monitor or improve your health over the coming months. 

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Linius aims to add magic to video conferencing with Whizzard

Cloud-based solutions provider Linius Technologies has unveiled Whizzard, a new product for the video conferencing and enterprise collaboration markets.

Integrated with conferencing and enterprise collaboration technology such as Zoom, Webex Meetings and Microsoft Teams, Whizzard is designed to address two key markets – the corporate and enterprise market with Whizzard-meet, and the university and higher education market with Whizzard-learn.

Linius said it expects the video-conferencing market to achieve a compound annual growth rate of over 19% between 2020 and 2026. It pointed out that Zoom had announced earlier this year that it had more than 300 million participants a day and Microsoft Teams had reported up to 2.7 billion meeting minutes a day. It added that more than 183,000 educational institutions are now using Microsoft Teams, as are 91 of the Fortune 100 companies.

Linius said Whizzard will enable employers, employees, students and teachers to transform hours of video footage

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Sources: suspected North Korean hackers have targeted COVID-19 vaccine maker AstraZeneca in recent weeks, posing as recruiters on LinkedIn and WhatsApp (Jack Stubbs/Reuters)


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Sources: suspected North Korean hackers have targeted COVID-19 vaccine maker AstraZeneca in recent weeks, posing as recruiters on LinkedIn and WhatsApp  —  LONDON (Reuters) – Suspected North Korean hackers have tried to break into the systems of British drugmaker AstraZeneca in recent weeks … … Read More

Newegg Black Friday deals: Asus Vivobook, Acer Aspire, more

It may lack the mainstream appeal of a Best Buy, but online retailer Newegg has long held a place in the hearts of PC builders and upgraders with its wide assortment of components. More recently it’s expanded its presence by offering a wider variety of electronic goods and participating in the annual Black Friday shopping hullabaloo. With Newegg’s 2020 Black Friday ad, DIY types get plenty of discounts on upgrade parts, but there are also a number of solid laptop and desktop PC deals that we’ve highlighted below.


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While many of the Black Friday laptop deals we’ve seen so far in 2020 have featured 10th-generation Intel Core processors, here’s one that includes one of the latest 11th-gen (a.k.a. Tiger Lake) CPU — the Core i5-1135G7, specifically. It highlights a solid lineup of specs this Aspire 5 configuration possesses, including 8GB of RAM, a 512GB solid-state

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Who will your algorithm harm next? Why businesses need to start thinking about evil AI now

From Google‘s commitment to never pursue AI applications that might cause harm, to Microsoft‘s “AI principles”, through IBM‘s defense of fairness and transparency in all algorithmic matters: big tech is promoting an responsible AI agenda, and it seems companies large and small are following the lead.  

Statistics speak for themselves. While in 2019, a mere 5% of organizations had come up with an ethics charter that framed how AI systems should be developed and used, the proportion jumped to 45% in 2020. Key words such as “human agency”, “governance”, “accountability” or “non-discrimination” are becoming central components of many companies’ AI values. The concept of responsible technology, it would seem, is slowly making its way from the conference room and into the boardroom. 

This renewed interest in ethics, despite the topic’s complex and often abstract dimensions, has been largely motivated by various pushes from both governments and citizens

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