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Twitter's former trust & safety chief, who once said the platform was safer under Elon Musk, now says he believes the opposite

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 7:41pm
Former Twitter exec Yoel Roth (left), Twitter CEO Elon Musk (right)
  • Twitter is not safer under Elon Musk, according to Twitter's former head of trust and safety Yoel Roth. 
  • The statement is a reversal for Roth, who wrote the opposite in a New York Times op-ed earlier this month. 
  • Twitter said it would stop enforcing its COVID-19 misleading info policy, which Roth called "damaging." 

Twitter is not safer under Elon Musk, according to Twitter's former head of trust and safety, Yoel Roth. 

Roth, who left his role at Twitter exactly two weeks after Musk's official takeover on October 27, said he does not believe there are enough employees left at the company who understand trust and safety to moderate the platform effectively. 

"You can't rest on your laurels when it comes to that," Roth said at the Knight Foundation "Informed" conference on Tuesday. "You can't automate it. There is no 'set it and forget it' when it comes to trust and safety." 

Twitter laid off 50% of its staff earlier this month, and Musk has since laid off even more workers. 

The position is a reversal for Roth, who wrote in a New York Times op-ed published November 18 that the platform was safer under Musk than it was before "by some measures." 

Roth said his team's effective handling of a trolling campaign earlier this month was partially the reason for his optimism 11 days ago regarding the platform's safety. 

But he said Twitter would need to continue to adapt to malicious activity, and even stay "a couple of steps ahead" of it to keep its content safe from violence, hate speech, and illegal activity. 

"Even if you wanted a policy that is just, 'f--- it,' you cant. You simply cannot do that if you're operating what you want to be a commercially viable consumer service," he said. 

On Tuesday, Twitter announced it would stop enforcing its COVID-19 misleading information policy that it put in place in March 2020.

Roth called the policy change "really bad and damaging." 

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Sam Bankman-Fried says he only has $100,000 left in his bank account after FTX collapse: report

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 6:50pm
Sam Bankman-Fried resigned as FTX CEO on November 11.
  • Sam Bankman-Fried said he has "no idea" the status of his personal finances after FTX's collapse.
  • "I had $100,000 in my bank account last I checked," the former CEO told Axios.
  • Bankman-Fried once had a net worth of $26 billion. 

Sam Bankman-Fried, the former cryptocurrency exchange CEO who once had a new worth of $26 billion, is down to his last $100,000 after the implosion of FTX, he told Axios on Monday.

The investor and founder of FTX took a massive hit in early November when the bulk of his net worth dropped from $15.6 billion to $1 billion in a single day following news that the crypto exchange needed a bailout.

Bankman-Fried told Axios that he had "no idea" what the state of his personal finances was after the collapse."Am I allowed to say a negative number?" he told the outlet. "I mean, I have no idea. I don't know. I had $100,000 in my bank account last I checked."

Bankman-Fried said "everything" he had was tied up in the now-failed company, making his financial situation "complicated."

FTX filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and Bankman-Fried resigned as CEO on November 11, after the company failed to secure a rescue following an intense week-long liquidity squeeze. Reuters reported on the same day FTX had transferred billions of dollars of client funds to Bankman-Fried's Alameda Research.

The US Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice are investigating the collapse of FTX. Bankman-Fried was also reportedly interviewed by the Bahamian police on November 12.

Bankman-Fried has since apologized for the spectacular collapse of FTX, citing a combination of higher-than-expected leverage on FTX's books and high customer withdrawals as contributing factors.

Bankman-Fried told Axios that regulation and proper oversight may have prevented the swift breakdown of FTX. But he ultimately acknowledged his role in the fiasco.

"I wish I'd been more careful... I obviously deeply regret this. I've been focusing on volume, rather than positions for balances," he told the outlet. "I should have been more responsible, and I should have been more on top of what was going on."

Bankman-Fried's finances, lifestyle, and sponsorships have come under intense scrutiny amid the collapse of FTX. While he was known for a simple lifestyle including cruising around in a Toyota Corolla and practicing effective altruism, he also channeled money into high-profile corporate sponsorships including naming rights for Miami Heat's arena.

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Elon Musk's war with Apple shows just how much power Tim Cook has over how we all use the internet

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 6:38pm
Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Apple CEO Tim Cook.
  • Elon Musk is criticizing Apple's App Store policies, and other tech CEOs have voiced support.
  • Musk, who has 119 million Twitter followers, brings new attention to Apple's tight control of iOS apps.
  • Apple successfully defended its policies in previous court battles, but Musk poses a new headache.

Tim Cook can't be happy that Elon Musk has decided to wage  a "war" against Apple.

Musk is a powerful, vocal person with powerful, vocal friends, and his continued criticism promises to shine a very public light on how much power Apple has over Twitter and other app-based businesses — a headache for a company that has been forced to defend its policies in court and before Congress in the past.

Musk laid out his main critique bluntly in a tweet reply to fellow "PayPal Mafia" member David Sacks: that Apple, as well as Google, "effectively control access to most of the Internet via their app stores."

If Apple, for instance, decides that it doesn't approve of a certain app, it can yank it from the App Store — essentially vanishing it from a good chunk of the internet, or at least the nearly 50% of the US market that uses an iPhone.

It did just this with the app Parler, which Apple removed following the January 6 Capitol siege. Parler beefed up its moderation policies and Apple let it back onto the App Store, but the company described it as a "PG" version with "enhanced threat-and-incitement reporting tools." Now, Musk is loosening Twitter's content-moderation policies and tech observers say Apple could pull it from the App Store, too. An Apple spokesperson did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment on Musk's statements ahead of publication.

Musk says that's simply too much power for one company to wield. And while other companies — most notably, Fortnite maker Epic Games — have sued Apple, the company has stood firm: It retains its role as a gatekeeper.

But with Musk making noise, will more people take notice?

Already, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, said Tuesday that Congress should act if Twitter is ever banned from the App Store.

And if Musk does end up tossing the match that eventually lights a fire that forces Apple to change, that could eat into one of its biggest cash cows: Apple takes a 30% cut from any in-app sales made through its App Store. Musk has taken aim at that, too.

Musk claimed that Apple already threatened to withhold Twitter from the App Store. (When asked two weeks ago about the possibility of removing Twitter, Apple CEO Cook told CBS News, "They say that they are going to continue to moderate ... I count on them to do that.")

Musk, a self-described "free speech absolutist" who likes to make changes quickly at the companies he runs, could ultimately find his vision for Twitter limited by Apple's policies. Failure to comply with its policies risks Twitter's removal from the App Store, which would undoubtedly harm Twitter's bottom line.

Twitter has said as much, writing in a December 2021 SEC filing that its mobile business is "dependent upon and can be impacted by digital storefront operators, such as the Apple App Store and Google Play Store review teams."

It's a concern for any business that makes an app — and Musk's comments have led others in the tech industry to rehash their past criticisms of the iPhone maker.

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek and Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney have voiced support for Musk's comments on Apple.

Sweeney knows what it's like to go head-to-head with the company. Apple removed Epic's hit game "Fortnite" from the App Store in 2020, after Epic began allowing players to directly pay the company for in-game purchases, violating Apple's policies. Epic sued Apple, claiming it engaged in "unfair and anti-competitive actions."

It's lawsuits like Epic's, which include a discovery process, depositions, and testimonies, that Apple wants to avoid. While a judge ultimately ruled last year that Apple's practices were not monopolistic, the ruling still ordered Apple to allow app developers the ability to link out to alternative ways of making purchases that would avoid the so-called Apple tax.

Concessions like the one from Apple's battle with Epic can impact Apple's services business, which brought in over $19 billion in revenue in its fiscal fourth quarter. Apple has appealed the ruling in the Epic court trial.

Musk is now trying to put Apple in the hot seat, a seat that Tim Cook and Apple have largely tried to avoid.

On Tuesday, Musk tweeted "the people have spoken," in response to a Monday poll he posted asking "Apple should publish all censorship actions it has taken that affect its customers."

Over 84% of the 2.2 million responses voted "yes."

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12 Republican senators broke with their party and voted for a bill to protect same-sex marriage

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 6:22pm
Republicans Sens. Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, Rob Portman, and Thom Tillis are all supporting the Respect for Marriage Act.
  • The Senate passed a bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriage on Tuesday night.
  • Twelve Republican senators joined Democrats in voting for the bill.
  • Senators tweaked the bill, which passed the Democratic-controlled House in July, to get GOP support.

A bill designed to protect same-sex and interracial marriage passed the Senate by a 61-36 margin Tuesday night, with 12 Republican senators joining Democrats in voting for the bill.

Republican Sens. Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, who are opposed to the legislation, were not present to vote. Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia, who supports the legislation, was also absent.

The chamber approved the bill after rejecting three amendments put forward by Republican Sens. Mike Lee of Utah, James Lankford of Oklahoma, and Marco Rubio of Florida, that were aimed at protecting religious liberties. Senators also took several procedural votes on the bill over the course of the last two weeks.

The bill, entitled the "Respect for Marriage Act," was first passed by the Democratic-controlled House in July amid concerns that the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade in June might put marriage equality at risk as well.

In a concurring opinion to the court's ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which ended 50 years of a constitutional right to an abortion, conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas suggested that the precedent underpinning same-sex marriage — which was legalized by the Court in the 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges ruling —  should be "reconsidered" as well.

The bill would repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act — a law that defined marriage as solely between a man and woman that was overturned by the Supreme Court in 2013 — while requiring states to recognize marriages performed in other states. 

The legislation garnered 47 Republican votes when it passed the House in July, but momentum slowed when it reached the Senate, where Republicans expressed concerns about religious liberty.

A group of bipartisan senators that included Democratic Sens. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona — the only two openly LGBTQ members of the chamber — amended the legislation to assuage Republicans, releasing new bill text earlier this month.

Gallup poll from June 2021 found that 70% of Americans — including 55% of Republicans — support same-sex marriage.

A vote had originally been planned before the November midterm elections, but was ultimately delayed at the request of the bipartisan group, which also included Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Rob Portman of Ohio, and Thom Tillis of North Carolina.

Republican Sen. Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, who unexpectedly voted in favor of advancing the bill earlier this month, pointed to her own state's constitution in explaining her vote.

"Read the Wyoming Constitution. Article One, Section 3," she told Insider, declining to say whether she'd support final passage of the legislation.

That section of the state constitution states that the laws of Wyoming "affecting the political rights and privileges of its citizens shall be without distinction of race, color, sex, or any circumstance or condition whatsoever other than individual incompetency, or unworthiness duly ascertained by a court of competent jurisdiction."

The bill now heads back to the House. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told reporters on Tuesday that the chamber could re-approve the bill as soon as next Tuesday. After that, President Joe Biden is expected to sign the new protections into law.

Here are the Republican senators who voted to pass the bill:

  • Susan Collins of Maine
  • Rob Portman of Ohio
  • Thom Tillis of North Carolina
  • Mitt Romney of Utah
  • Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
  • Roy Blunt of Missouri
  • Richard Burr of North Carolina
  • Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia
  • Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming
  • Dan Sullivan of Alaska
  • Todd Young of Indiana
  • Joni Ernst of Iowa
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Senate passes landmark bill protecting same-sex marriage nationwide. It's expected to pass the House and be signed into law by Biden

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 6:21pm

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) gives the thumbs up as he leaves the Senate Chamber after passage of the Inflation Reduction Act at the U.S. Capitol August 7, 2022 in Washington, DC.
  • The Senate on Tuesday passed a landmark bill that would recognize same-sex marriage nationwide.
  • Twelve Republicans voted with Democrats for the legislation.
  • The bill will head to the House, which is expected to pass it. 

The Senate on Tuesday passed a landmark bill recognizing same-sex marriages nationwide. Twelve Republicans voted with all Democrats for the legislation, which also protects interracial marriage.

With a 61-36 vote, the bill is headed to the House, which is expected to pass it as soon as next week, and then to President Joe Biden's desk. 

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer celebrated passage of the bill by wearing the tie he wore to his daughter's wedding to her wife, he said on Tuesday.

"For millions and millions of Americans, today is a very good day," Schumer said during a speech on Tuesday morning.

The "Respect for Marriage Act" was first passed by the Democratic-controlled House in July amid concerns that the Supreme Court's June decision overturning Roe v. Wade could set a precedent that would also imperil marriage equality.

A total of 47 Republicans voted for the legislation when it passed the House in July, but the effort stalled in the Senate as lawmakers voiced concerns with religious liberty issues. Sens. Tammy Baldwin, a Wisconsin Democrat, and Susan Collins, a Maine Republican, led the bipartisan group of senators who negotiated the version of the bill that passed Tuesday. 

Biden praised the group of bipartisan lawmakers in a statement on Tuesday celebrating the passage of the bill, which he said he would "proudly" sign into law upon House passage.

"The United States is on the brink of reaffirming a fundamental truth: love is love, and Americans should have the right to marry the person they love," he said in a statement.

The legislation would repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between a man and woman and was deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 2013. 

Large majorities of the American public support same-sex marriage rights. A June Gallup poll found 71% of Americans support marriage equality.


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What is the potential penalty if someone is convicted of 'seditious conspiracy'

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 6:06pm
Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio leaves the D.C. Central Detention Facility on January 14, 2022.
  • Oath Keepers founder Elmer Stewart Rhodes and member Kelly Meggs were found guilty Tuesday of seditious conspiracy.
  • Seditious conspiracy is when people conspire to overthrow, put down, or destroy the government.
  • The charge carries with it a potential sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a fine.

Oath Keepers founder Elmer Stewart Rhodes and member Kelly Meggs were found guilty Tuesday of seditious conspiracy when they acted on January 6, 2021 to prevent the peaceful transfer of power from then-President Donald Trump to President Joe Biden, in one of the most consequential trials to follow the insurrection.

And in July, Enrique Tarrio and four other members of the Proud Boys were charged with seditious conspiracy in what one constitutional expert calls a "textbook case" of sedition, but the charges themselves face an uphill battle in court.

Seditious conspiracy, sometimes referred to as "sedition," is a law that first originated in 1789 to prosecute speech critical of the government. It has since been rewritten, with the current law stating: 

"If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both."

Michael McDaniel, Director of Homeland Law at Cooley Law School, told Insider the case against the Proud Boys would likely carry with it the maximum sentence of 20 years, based on the magnitude of the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. 

"To me, this was a textbook case," McDaniel said. "It was the fact that they were smashing windows, pouring into the Capitol, at exactly the time that the Senate is counting, under the election Control Act, they're counting the ballots of the electors from each state. That's what made this so egregious to me and made it seem seditious to me from the beginning."

The last time the United States prosecuted anyone under the seditious conspiracy law was in the case of the Hutaree militia in 2010, when nine members of the so-called "Christian Patriot" movement were arrested for plotting to kill police officers and attack additional officers at their funerals. 

In the case of the Hutaree militia, defense lawyers argued the men were play fighting and their criticism of the government was protected under the First Amendment. A judge dropped the sedition charges before the defendants faced a jury, in part due to concerns about protected speech. 

"There's been this theme ever since where the question is, were the individuals just criticizing the government?" McDaniels said. "Or were they discussing the conspiracy itself, was it a part of the illegal agreement?"

In order for the Proud Boys to be convicted of the seditious conspiracy charges, McDaniels said, four elements have to be proven in court.

"You have to have an agreement to carry out a criminal act. Secondly, it has to be criminal, it has to be illegal. Third, you have to knowingly participate," McDaniels said. "The prosecutor has to prove that the individuals who have been indicted now knew that this was an activity on behalf of everybody involved. And then there has to be some overt act, you have to be advancing the goal of the conspiracy."

While McDaniels said he believes the case of the Proud Boys attacking the Capitol on Jan. 6 is a textbook case of seditious conspiracy, proving all four of those elements will likely be a challenge for prosecutors. 

"Right from the beginning, I thought, 'Okay, this is sedition,' and there's no question in my mind from the beginning," McDaniels added. "But, the hesitation is: that's kind of tough to prove."

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Former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows forced to testify before Georgia grand jury about Trump's effort to overturn 2020 election

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 5:22pm
President Donald Trump speaks as White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows (R) listens prior to Trump's Marine One departure from the South Lawn of the White House July 29, 2020 in Washington, DC.
  • Mark Meadows must testify before a Georgia grand jury investigating 2020 election meddling.
  • In a ruling Tuesday, the South Carolina Supreme Court rejected Meadows' argument he is shielded by "executive privilege."
  • Meadows served as Trump's chief of staff and participated in the campaign to overturn the election.

Mark Meadows, former President Donald Trump's one-time chief of staff and right-hand man during the effort to overturn the 2020 election, must testify before a Georgia grand jury looking into his ex-boss's campaign to remain in power following his loss, the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

Last month, CNN reported that a former Meadows aide, Cassidy Hutchinson — whose testimony before the January 6 congressional committee electrified Washington — was cooperating with Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis' investigation into efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 election.

In an infamous phone call following his 2020 loss, Trump — joined on the line by Meadows — pleaded with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, days before the January 6 insurrection, to "find" the votes he needed to overcome President Joe Biden's margin of victory. "Fellas, I need 11,000 votes. Give me a break," Trump said, according to a recording of the call (Biden's ultimately won the state by 11,780 votes).

Meadows, who at the time was sharing conspiracy theories about the 2020 vote with election officials, also texted Raffensperger, who ignored the message, according to CNN.

In October, a lower court in South Carolina ruled that he must testify about the post-election meddling as he was a "necessary and material" witness to potential crimes, a decision that Meadows appealed.

In its ruling on Tuesday, South Carolina's highest court said Meadows' argument — that as a former White House staffer he was shielded by "executive privilege"— was "without merit," Politico reported.

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Nike has a year's worth of 'Off-White' products ready to sell as Virgil Abloh estate plans what comes next

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 4:59pm
Virgil Abloh
  • Shannon Abloh, Virgil Abloh's widow, spoke with the New York Times about plans for his estate. 
  • The plans include a joint venture with Nike called Architecture.
  • Nike's creative director said there's at least a year of Off-White products in the pipeline.

Virgil Abloh's impact on the world's biggest sneaker brand didn't end with the designer's untimely death a year ago from a rare form of heart cancer.

His widow, Shannon Abloh, has partnered with Nike on the creation of Architecture. The entity is part of Virgil Abloh Securities, the vehicle to continue his creative work.

Starting Thursday, Nike and Virgil Abloh Securities will host a four-day exhibit in Miami called "Virgil Abloh: The Codes c/o Architecture" at the Rubell Museum.  

The exhibition will showcase Abloh's creative principles, or Codes.

As part of the exhibit, Nike will unveil the Off-White Nike Terra Forma, the first sneaker Abloh designed from scratch for the brand. It's expected to release, along with some apparel, later in December. 

And there's more to come.

In a story published Tuesday in the New York Times, Nike creative director John Hoke said there's at least a year of Off-White Nike products in the works and the company is working with Architecture on what comes next.

"Virgil and Nike thrived together because he understood the brand's role as a cornerstone of culture while Nike understood the importance of truly supporting creatives and their visions," Shannon Abloh said in a news release. 

Virgil Abloh at work on "The Ten"

In 2017, Nike released "The Ten," a collection of 10 iconic Nike models that Abloh rethought and reconstructed. 

Shoes from the collection remain prized by sneaker collectors, with the Air Jordan 1 from the collection last selling for more than $6,300 on StockX. 

The Air Jordan 1 Off-White Chicago

"The depth of Nike's partnership with Virgil materialized far beyond our iconic collaborations," said Leo Sandino-Taylor, a Nike vice president of global catalyst brand management, in the news release. "His transparent design approach influenced our teams and inspired a new generation of young design talent to find their creative voice and share it with the world."

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Live: 180+ best Cyber Monday deals still available today — including pillows, clothing, tech, and home-office essentials

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 4:59pm
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Cyber Monday has come and gone but that doesn't mean you can't score a few good deals during Giving Tuesday. It's still the holiday shopping season, after all.

With a few rollover sales from retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart, many of the weekend's biggest discounts are still live — and we're here to help you find them. Below are all the best deals you can buy right now including slashed prices on 4K TVs, fitness trackers, noise-canceling headphones, and a ton more. There's truly something for everyone

Make sure to check back to this page often, too, as our expert team of reporters and editors will be keeping it chock-full of all the best discounts we can find. 

Top Cyber Monday deals still available$100 off Garmin Instinct Solar

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$30 off Hatch Restore

Hatch makes one of the best sunrise alarm clocks we've tested. It has a comprehensive set or features to help you fall asleep and wake up gently, including the option to set nighttime routines, a catalog of meditations, and lots of soothing colors and sounds. For Cyber Week the Hatch Restore is on sale for $30 off. Just add the product to your cart to see the discount.

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We think the Tile Mate is the best Bluetooth tracking device for most people since it works with both iPhone and Android phones. This Essentials 4-Pack comes with two Tile Mates, one miniature Tile Sticker, and a thin Tile Slim that fits in your wallet. For Cyber Monday, this pack is $20 off, an all-time low price.

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$560 off Samsung 49-inch S95UA Super Ultrawide Dual QHD Monitor

This 49-inch dual Samsung monitor is on sale for a jaw-dropping low price of $699, saving you $560. The dual setup is ideal for multitasking, and the curved features are designed to reduce eye fatigue from long-term use.

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It's no Dyson, but the Tineco Pure One S11 still has all of the convenience of a cordless stick vacuum for a much lower price. Three different brushes and crevice and hair cleaning tools are included. Down to $245, this is a worthwhile discount, though not the lowest we've seen for it.

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The Coop Home Goods Original Pillow is customizable thanks to its adjustable fill, which helped make it our favorite pillow and the best choice for most people. It also comes with a washable pillow cover and an unparalleled 100-night trial. We recommend it even when it isn't on sale, but getting 20% off is always a bonus.

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Greenies Fresh Dental Dog Treats clean your dog's teeth as they chew and temporarily freshen their breath. We tested six different dental treats for dogs, and these are the ones that came out on top. They're down to an all-time low price right now. Over at Chewy, enter code PET30 at checkout to save. 

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A portable jump starter like the Noco makes it significantly easier than jumping from another car. The current deal for this jump starter is the best price we've seen all year, with it typically going for $100.

25% off Dagne Dover Landon Carryall (Large)

The Landon Carryall really is "the ultimate travel buddy" — it's equipped with a luggage handle sleeve, 16-inch laptop sleeve, key leash, side snaps to expand storage when needed, water bottle pocket, and an external pocket for a phone or passport as well as plenty of internal pockets. Right now, you can get 25% off with the code BFRIYAY25 for Cyber Monday.

$300 off Coway Bidetmega 400 Electronic Bidet Seat

The Coway Bidetmega 400 Electronic Bidet Seat is our top-recommended bidet. For a reasonable price, it offers all of the common high-end amenities, including a night-light, warm air dryer, and an intuitive remote controller. During Cyber Monday, it's $50 cheaper than the previous all-time low price.

$30 off Anker 521 Magnetic Battery for iPhone 12 and 13

The Anker 521 Magnetic Battery seamlessly charges the iPhone 12 and 13 lineups and is a handy accessory to take with you on the go. It comes in four different colors to choose your favorite from. Currently down to $20, this is an all-time low for Cyber Monday.

45% off Crayola Ultimate Light Board

This Crayola lightboard turns every drawing into a glow-in-the-dark masterpiece and can be wiped clean and reused endlessly. It comes in a stand that makes it easy to display, but also comes with storage that makes it travel-friendly. On sale for just $20, it's a kid's gift that's hard to top.

$20 off IT Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye Cream

It Cosmetics' Confidence in an Eye Cream was clinically tested to gently hydrate your delicate eye area and is suitable for all skin types. For Cyber Monday, our favorite hydrating eye cream is 50% off.

50% off MSI 27-inch Curved Gaming Monitor

With a 170Hz refresh rate, this MSI monitor is slightly better than the usual 165Hz you see on similarly priced computers. It's also got an incredibly thin frame and Full HD resolution. But the most impressive part of this monitor is the price: During Cyber Monday, it's only $250, which is a fantastic deal.

$66 off Allbirds Men's Tree Flyers

Designed to be Allbirds' first performance running sneaker for long-distance, the Tree Flyer is easily the most technical sneaker from the brand. The lightweight SwiftFoam insole reduces impact and we found the Tree Flyer's comfort is unrivaled. Save $66 this Cyber Monday.

$50 off JBL Tune 230NC True Wireless Noise Cancelling In-Ear Earbuds

JBL's affordable Tune 230NC earbuds offer active noise cancellation, great bass, and up to 40 hours of battery life on one charge. They're also water-resistant and sweatproof. This 50% discount for Cyber Monday is the lowest price we've seen since they were released last year.

$55 off Waterpik Aquarius Water Flosser

This water flosser removes up to 99.9% of plaque from treated areas and is up to 50% more effective than floss. It also has a massage mode for gum stimulation and 10 pressure settings. It's typically closer to $70, but right now it's $45, a great place on a product Insider Reviews editors tend to snag for themselves during deal days. Read our review of the best water flossers and flossing alternatives

36% off Sunbeam Heated Electric Throw Blanket

Sunbeam is hands down the most popular brand if you're in the market for a cozy heated blanket. Its fleece-heated throw is machine washable, comes with three heat settings, and shuts after three hours for safety. Right now, it's marked down to its lowest price in more than a year. Read our guide to the best electric heated blankets


$30 off Bosch PS31-2A 12-Volt Drill/Driver

The Bosch PS31-2A 12V is small and lightweight, the perfect tool to have on hand to tackle most light-duty household tasks. Often priced between $100 and $120, it's currently on sale for under $90. Read more about it in our guide to the best cordless drills.

$20 off OXO Brew Conical Burr Coffee Grinder

OXO's Conical Burr Grinder is excellent for French press, drip, or pour-over enthusiasts who are ready to trade in their blade grinder for an entry-level burr grinder. Read more about it in our guide to the best coffee grinders. Right now, you can pick it up for $80, a price drop we've only seen twice this year. 

$18 off Hopopro High-Pressure Showerhead

The low price tag and an impressive variety of spray settings make the Hopopro High-Pressure Showerhead and its 1.81 GPM flow rate a great budget choice. It's only a dollar off the lowest price ever during Amazon's Cyber Monday event. Read more about it in our guide to the best shower heads.

$19 off Stasher Bags On-the-Go 6-Pack

Stasher's reusable bags and bowls are leak free with a patented Pinch-Loc seal and made with incredibly durable, food-grade platinum silicone. Plus, they come in a pleasing palette of colors that are sure to spark joy every time they are used. This sale brings the giftable eco-friendly set down to under $50.

60% off Lands' End Essential Down Comforter (Queen)

If you tend to overheat at night, the Lands' End Essential Down Comforter, which has a lower fill power than average, offers temperature regulation that will keep you cozy and comfortable without sweating. In fact, we named it the best for hot sleepers in our comforters buying guide. We haven't seen this deal before, and you can't beat more than 50% off.

$500 off Hisense 55-inch U7H 4K QLED TV

This is one of the best 55-inch 4K TVs you can get for the money, even at full price. The Hisense U7H has advanced picture features, like quantum dots and local dimming, for a lot less than the competition. At this deal price, the TV is an even better value.

32% off Coleman SaluSpa Four-Person Hot Tub

The small but mighty Coleman SaluSpa Four-Person Hot Tub is our budget pick for inflatable hot tubs. It sports a sturdy frame, heats up quickly, and produces effective bubbles. It's usually priced around $500, and this is the lowest price we've seen all year.

$49 off Lululemon City Adventurer Backpack

With an expandable pocket for sweaty clothes and a laptop sleeve, this backpack was designed to get you from work to your workout. It's down from $128 to $79 for this rare Cyber Monday deal. Check out our roundup of more Lululemon deals.

25% off Simplehuman Dual Compartment Rectangular Recycler Trash Can

Simplehuman's Dual Compartment step can is made of durable stainless steel. Its sturdy steel pedal and smooth-closing lid make it easy to dispose of trash and recyclables. Typically, you'll pay the list price. Right now, the price is down to an all-time low that we haven't seen since this time last year. Read our full review of the Simplehuman Dual Compartment Trash can.

25% off Nemo Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair

The Nemo Stargaze Recliner is almost comfortable enough to use in your living room. Made of water-resistant mesh and with a 300-pound weight capacity, it's perfect for your next bonfire or outdoor movie night. It weighs just over 6 pounds, so it's fairly portable, too. It's currently on sale for over $62 off during REI's Cyber Week sale.

$22 off Anker 735 Charger

This charging base delivers enough power to laptops and fast-charge phones, with 2 USB-C ports and one USB-A port. The charger's prongs can be folded when not in use for easy transport, too.

$52 off Sony WH-1000XM5

If you're looking for the latest and greatest in noise-canceling technology, look no further than Sony's WH-1000XM5s. The XM5s are an excellent refresh over previous models in Sony's highly rated XM series with upgraded drivers as well as improved noise reduction during phone calls. Pick them up for $52 off during the Cyber Monday sale.

$81 off K&H Pet Products Outdoor Heated Kitty House Cat Shelter

This cozy cat house keeps your feline friends extra warm and is easy to assemble and break down, making it a breeze to pick and move it wherever you need. We're huge fans of this one here at Insider Reviews, having previously named it the best outdoor heated cat shelter. During Cyber Monday, it's on sale for $81 off its normal price, making it an excellent deal.

$40 off We-Vibe Chorus

An excellent sex toy for couples, the Chorus from We-Vibe sports a C-shaped design, two vibrating arms, and a squeeze remote for added ease of use. It also pairs with the We-Connect app for long-distance play. It's currently a steal at 20% off as part of We-Vibe's sitewide sale.

32% off the Midwest Steel Pet Gate

Midwest's reliable pet gate is an excellent solution for keeping pets safely separated from houseguests and off-limit rooms. It is available at an all-time low price right now.

25% off personalized candles from Birthdate Co.

Currently 25% off for Cyber Monday, this candle is customized with scents associated with your (or someone else's) birthdate. Beyond offering a custom smell, it features writing on the container that reveals personality traits around that specific birthday.


Up to $35 off Aheaplus Hall Tree with Storage Bench

This discounted storage bench has plenty of shelves and hooks to maximize your space. Place it in your hallway for easy access or stick it in a closet to keep organized. When you apply the $15 coupon on the product page, you can get this at an all-time low price.

32% off GE Top Control Built-In Tall Tub Dishwasher

GE Top Control Built-In Tall Tub Dishwasher (GDT550PYRFS) is available in four colors to match your decor, operates quietly, and has impressive drying capabilities. During Home Depot's Cyber Monday sale, it's 32% off.

$30 off Withings Body+

The Body+ by Withings features full body composition measurements that include BMI, water percentage, muscle and bone mass, and even a pregnancy tracker. It's one of the best smart scales on the market and it's on sale for $30 off its normal price during Cyber Monday.

24% off NutriBullet Single-Serve Blender

If you're making smoothies for one and don't want to invest a lot of money or space in a blender, the NutriBullet Personal Blender is on sale for $20 off its usual price. It comes with a 24- and 18-ounce cup, blade, lip rings, and base. This isn't the lowest price we've seen but it's still a solid deal.

$50 off Pax 3 Complete KitPax 3 Vaporizer

The Pax 3 is one of the best cannabis vapes you can buy right now, thanks to its modern, inconspicuous design, exact temperature control, and easy-to-use, single-button operation. Add in an industry-leading 10-year warranty, and this is a no-brainer for anyone looking for a go-to portable smoking solution. The complete kit is currently $50 off.

$100 off Hyperice Hypervolt 2 Pro

The Hypervolt 2 Pro is Hyperice's best massage gun, offering five variable speeds, three hours of battery life, and a number of swappable head attachments. It's on sale for $100 off its normal price during Cyber Monday which is one of the best deals we've ever seen for it.

$30 off Chefman TurboFry Air Fryer

Large enough to feed a family of at least four, Chefman TurboFry Air Fryer can churn out crispy fries, wings, and more without a ton of oil. Get it now during Cyber Monday at an all-time low price.

$50 off Echo Show 5

If your giftee already has the Echo Dot, you can grant this upgrade for about the same price. At almost 60% off, this model features a screen they can use for everything from content streaming to video calls.

27% off Leesa Original Mattress (Queen)

Though people who sleep in a variety of positions have positive things to say about it, the Leesa Mattress provides an exceptional balance of comfort and support for stomach sleepers. It's discounted by 27% during Cyber Monday.

$20 off The Last of Us Part II

"The Last of Us Part II" has sold more than four million copies since its worldwide launch, making it the fastest-selling PlayStation 4 exclusive ever. This $20 off deal price is around the lowest we've seen the game.

25% off Jack Black Body Lotion Energizing Gel Moisturizer

Valued at $74, save big on a luxury size of the Jack Black Body Lotion at one of the lowest prices we've seen it at of $39. This deal is available all day on Cyber Monday.

$20 off Fire TV Stick 4K Max

For the most features you can get in a Fire TV Stick, the 4K Max is what you're looking for. It offers everything the 4K Stick does and more, including WI-Fi 6 support, picture-in-picture, more memory, and a better graphics processor. Down to only $35, this deal matches the best price it's seen in the past.

$30 off Fitbit Charge 5

Priced at an all-time low, the Charge 5 hits a budget-friendly price point while offering stellar activity tracking in a smaller footprint than a smartwatch.

$500 off Sleep Number i8 360 Smart Bed

If you and your partner just can't agree on a mattress firmness, the Sleep Number 360 i8 Smart Bed allows you to customize each side to your perfect firmness, and the bed automatically makes adjustments based on your body's position. Right now, it's $500 off.

50% off Blink Outdoor 3rd Gen + Floodlight

This Bink outdoor floodlight offers 700 lumens of motion-triggered light, is wire-free to set up, and gives you the ability to remotely listen to, see, and interact with people on the other end. It's on sale for 50% off during Amazon's Cyber Monday sale.

$38 off Everlane Selvedge Slim Fit Jean

Coming in waist sizes 28-38, Everlane's jeans come in an inclusive range of sizes. On sale for $90 during Everlan's Cyber Monday sale, this a great deal for selvedge denim.

$190 off Dyson Purifier Cool Formaldehyde TP09 Purifying Fan

Dyson's TP09 fan automatically senses, captures, and traps pollutants, including formaldehyde, a toxic chemical used in building materials like particleboard and plywood. It gets a rare discount of more than $190 off for Cyber Monday.

$19 off Away The Packable Backpack

This new travel backpack is ultra-lightweight thanks to its 100% recycled nylon fabric. It's also collapsible and folds into a small zip pouch for easy packability when it's not in use. During Cyber Monday, score it for 25% off.

$20 off Echo Dot (5th Gen) with Clock

The latest of the Echo Dot lineup, the 5th Gen comes with a handful of new features including better audio and built-in Eero. Right now it's down to only $40, matching the lowest price we've seen for this new speaker so far.

25% off Rumpl Original Puffy Blanket

Rumpl's puffy blanket is designed for picnics, camping, and other outdoor use, and more than a dozen different designs are discounted for Cyber Monday. This isn't the lowest we've seen this blanket, but 25% is still a great discount for Cyber Monday. 

22% off Dame Fin

One of the best vibrators we've tested, Dame's Fin is an intuitive finger vibrator that's powerful enough to use on your own, but also minimal enough to use during penetrative sex. Dame is currently offering 22% sitewide, so if this won't suit your pleasure, there are plenty of diferent styles to choose from.

Read our guide on the best vibrators

$30 off Loftie Alarm Clock

Loftie earned our recommendation for best alarm clock thanks to its two-phase alarm system, customizable alarm sounds, white noise features, and excellent integration with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The 25% Cyber Monday discount brings it to one of the best prices we've seen all year.

Read our guide to the best alarm clocks

$50 off RTIC 52-Qt Ultra Light Cooler

In the battle of the best coolers, RTIC is a brand worthy of your attention. Remiscent to Yeti, RTIC coolers cost hundreds of dollars because of how they're constructed: they combine industry-leading insulation with extreme durability. An investment that'll pay off in the long run, RTIC's 52-quart cooler is the perfect size for most activities, and it's currently up to 25% depending on the color.

20% off The Omsom Bundle

If you're not familiar with Omsom, a company started by two AAPI women, you're missing out on one of the best Asian starter sauces you can buy.

Omsom's range of sauces showcase the flavors of East and Southeast Asia, with flavors including Thai larb, Korean bulgogi, Filipino sisig, and more. Simply add a packet to your favorite vegetables or protein, and you're all set. While the packets are available on Amazon, Omsom is offering 20% off sitewide for Cyber Monday.

Read our full review of Omsom

35% off J.Crew Cascade Boot

These classic hiking-inspired boots with bright red laces combine timeless with trendy. Constructed like vintage alpine boots, they feature rough-out suede uppers and a rubber outsole. They're currently 35% off, and you can save an additional 10% with the code CYBER.

$780 off Burrow Field 4-Piece Sectional Lounger

There are a lot of contenders when it comes to the "best couch," and Burrow is a popular option for a reason. Burrow's modular setups are easy to break down and can be assembled with zero tools. Added bonus: All Burrow couces come equipped with built-in USB ports. The brand's Cyber Monday sale sees up to 50% off with the code BF22 — we particularly love the Field sectional for its deeper seats and plusher cushions.

Read our guide on the best places to buy a couch

22% off Big Fig Mattress

The Big Fig Mattress is constructed for heavier individuals with firm support and a high weight capacity for both the bed and the foundation that comes with it. Save $300 on the Big Fig Mattress when you use the promo code WORTHIT at checkout.

60% off Google Nest Mini (2nd Generation)

The Google Nest Mini is a compact and effective smart speaker that's powered by the very useful Google Assistant. Right now, it's one of the best prices we've seen for the device.

40% off Eufy RoboVac X8

The Eufy Robova X8 features the brand's top features, including twin turbines, intelligent laser navigation, and intuitive smartphone controls. Down to $300, this is a solid deal with a $100 discount.

20% off AllModern Williams Two-Drawer Nightstand

Class-up your bedroom with this mid-century nightstand, complete with two drawers and minimalist accents. This nightstand comes in walnut, acorn, white and gray finishes. It's on sale for 20% off. 

30% off Nomad Base One Max

The Nomad Base One Max is a compact but fast-charging wireless pad. It can support one smartphone and one smartwatch at the same time, and if you're charging a compatible iPhone, it has MagSafe features too. Nomad products are always expensive, but this model is more than $50 off today.

20% off Goal Zero Lighthouse 600 Lantern & USB Power Hub

A reliable lantern is great in an emergency or an ordinary power outage. The Lighthouse 400 is one of our favorite lanterns, and the 600 provides even more lumens of adjustable light. You can charge the lantern in several ways, including via USB or a hand crank. Currently on sale for Cyber Monday, it's discounted 20%.

23% off KitchenAid 3-Piece Pasta Roller & Cutter Set

With the KitchenAid 3-Piece Pasta Roller & Cutter Attachment Set, you turn your stand mixer into an all-inclusive homemade pasta maker. It's currently on sale for 23% off. 

40% off REI Co-Op Men's Trailbreak 30 Sleeping Bag

To find a premium sleeping bag that costs less than $100 is often a fool's errand but the REI Co-op Trailbreak 30 is the exception. With a temperature rating of 30 degrees, this bag is great for shoulder season camping and its 3-panel hood makes it easy to get nice and cozy when the temps get especially cold. This is just $60 during REI's Cyber Monday sale — you won't find a better deal.

40% off Bissell SpinWave Robot Vacuum

The Bissell SpinWave Robot Vacuum picked up all the pet hair on carpet in our tests and has a great assortment of mop attachments and accessories. The company is also committed to helping homeless pets and helps them find loving homes. It's on sale for 40% off. 

40% off Lego Classic 90 Years of Play Building Set

The Lego Classic 90 Years of Play Building Set (11021) comes with 15 mini builds, including a golden dragon and sphinx. During Cyber Monday, it's 40% off.

50% off Hasbro Connect 4 Game

The gameplay is simple in this classic strategy game: take turns dropping discs into the grid, and the first person to get four discs in a row wins. It's on sale for 50% off right now. 

37% off Topo Designs Women's Dirt Coveralls

Available in two colors, these coveralls feature a belnd of organically grown cotton and spandex for a broken-in feel and the right amount of stretch. It also has two spacious front pockets and a pair of back pockets for all your essentials.

33% off Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is one of the best life simulation games around. Customize your island, collect fish and fossils to donate to the museum, or run around with friends — it's all up to you. And right now, you can pick up a copy of the game from Best Buy for only $40, which matches one of the lowest prices we've seen.

30% off Outerknown Men's Blanket Shirt

Outerknown's famed Blanket Shirt comes in a wide range of flannel patterns, from neutral prints to bright colors, but the real sell is its sustainability: It's made from 100% organic cotton, with corozo buttons made from tagua palm nuts to replace plastic ones. Right now, you can snag it for 30% off.

30% off MVMT Men's Legacy Slim

MVMT makes some of our favorite affordable luxury watches, and all versions of this model are currently on sale for under $90. It features a minimalist analog design with different variations of watchbands, from brown leather to gold mesh.

25% off Rhone Session 1/4 Zip

Rhone's Session 1/4 Zip is the perfect layer for pre or post-workout. It's a breahtable, lightweight pullover that also offers UPF50+ sun protection, and it's currently 25% off for Cyber Monday.

20% off Ooni Koda 12 Gas Powered Pizza Oven

For making restaurant-quality pizza at home, you can't go wrong with Ooni. The Kodak 12 can reach up to 950 degrees Fahrenheit and cook your pie in 60 seconds. Currently, you can score it for 20% off.

35% off Mophie 3-in-1 15W Wireless Charging Stand

A stand built to charge your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods at the same time, this 3-in-1 charger from Mophie gives you "super-fast" charging with 15W charging speed. It's currently priced the lowest we've ever seen, and makes a great addition to any desk or workspace.

28% off LG 75-inch LED 4K Smart TV

With $230 off, this is a fantastic deal for such a large TV. This LG 75-inch comes with everything you need — 4K, ultra high-definition, access to 300+ free LG channels, as well as WebOS compatbility with all the top streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus, and more.

45% off Hamilton Beach Smoothie Electric Blender

The Hamilton Beach Smoothie Electric Blender performs low-lift blending jobs at a budget price. This Cyber Monday deal puts it at an all-time low price.

60% off JLab Go Air Pop Bluetooth Earbuds

JLab Go Air Pop Bluetooth Earbuds give you the true wireless experience without breaking the bank. During Cyber Monday, they're 60% off, the lowest price we've seen.

$300 off LG 42-inch C2 OLED 4K TV

The C2 is one of the best OLEDs you can buy and it comes in a small 42-inch size that's perfect for gamers who want to use it as a monitor and TV. This $300 off deal is the best we've seen so far.

54% off Amazon Blink Mini (2-Pack)

Affordable and user friendly, the Amazon Blink Mini home security camera is an indoor security for first timers. It has both 1080p camera footage quality and a black-and-white night mode. Save 54% with an all-time low price on the security system this Cyber Monday.

30% off BioLite Firepit+

An elegant marriage of technology and design, the BioLite FirePit+ not only excels at grilling but comes equipped with an onboard battery and an airflow design that keeps smoke at a minimum. It's so good at keeping fumes at bay that we named it the best smokeless fire pit in our guide. Right now, you can save 30%, which is one of the best prices we've seen for it.

52% off Roku Premiere

Walmart is offering an exclusive deal on the Roku Premiere streaming player, offering 52% off the usual price. While we generally prefer the Roku 4K Streaming Stick thanks to its portability and small form factor, the Roku Premiere is good for people who prefer a traditional set-top box near their TV.

28% off Tile Mate Bluetooth Tracker (2022)

The Tile Mate is designed to help you find easily misplaced items and attaches to keys, pet collars, and other important items. During Cyber Monday, it's at the lowest price we've seen this year.

$40 off OXO Brew 8-Cup Coffee Maker

Sleek and minimal, Oxo's 8-cup-capacity coffee maker reliably delivers a great cup. Its double-wall, vacuum-insulated thermal carafe keeps the contents warm for hours, but it can also accommodate taller mugs if you're taking yours to go. Right now, you can save $40 with this Cyber Monday sale.

20% off Lego Classic 90 Years of Play Building Set (11021)

The Lego Classic 90 Years of Play Building Set (11021) comes with 15 mini builds, including a golden dragon and sphinx. It's on sale for 20% off.

$70 for Osprey Men's Skarab 18 Hydration Pack

Osprey's Skarab 18 hydration pack is perfect for trail runners and cyclists, featuring a 2.5-liter water reservoir and a comfortable design. It's on sale for $70 during REI's Cyber Monday sale.

30% off Igloo 60 qt. EcoCool Roller Cooler

Owning a cooler with wheels is the definition of true outdoor luxury and this Igloo roller cooler is one of our favorites. It features a rugged design, an easy-to-use telescoping handle, and a pair of oversized wheels that can take on a variety of terrain. Pick one up for just $65 during REI's Cyber Monday sale.

55% off Razer DeathAdder Gaming Mouse

Don't let the edgy name fool you — the Razer DeathAdder is a fantastic mouse for gamers, programmers, and even regular users. With rubber grips, eight programmable buttons, and an ultra-sensitive 20,000 DPI sensor, the DeathAdder is one of the best gaming mice around. And during Cyber Monday, the price has come down to about $31, which is a fantastic deal.

$400 off LG 3.1.3 Channel Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer

If you're setting up a home theater, the one thing you need above all else is a good subwoofer. And this LG soundbar comes with a sturdy wireless subwoofer so you can feel every explosion and bass note. Best Buy is selling it for $400 off right now, which is a fantastic deal for this model.

$35 off Lego Optimus Prime

Like its Transformers namesake, the Lego Optimus Prime can actually change from its robot form into a truck without needing to rebuild. This is a sought-after Lego set and it's at its lowest price ever on Amazon and Walmart.

$22 off Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey has been called "the ultimate collect-a-thon," and one of the best games released for the Nintendo Switch. Right now it's down to $37, a rare and substantial discount for such a popular game.

$63 off Furbo 360° Dog Camera

Furbo's newest dog camera rotates 360 degrees so you can keep an eye on your pet anywhere in the room. The 1080p camera has 4x zoom along with night vision. It's on sale for $147 during Cyber Monday which is an all-time low price.

25% off Dagne Dover Dakota Neoprene Backpack

Dagne Dover makes some of our favorite backpacks, beloved for their comfortable and sleek design. Right now, you can get 25% off with the code BFRIYAY25 for Cyber Monday.

$66 off Everlane ReLeather Court Sneaker

The ReLeather Court Sneaker is a comfortable everyday sneaker made out of recycled leather. For the Cyber Monday sales event, they're priced down to $44, which is one of the best deals we've ever seen on these shoes.

$100 off WD BLACK SN850X 1TB Internal Gaming SSD

If you're in the market for an upgraded internal SSD, this already affordable and high-performing configuration is now available at $100 off. 

$80 off Vitamix 5200 BlenderThe VitaMix 5200 Series Blender.

The Vitamix 5200 is an easy-to-use, easy-to-clean blender with the power and speed variation to handle any task. This is a pricey blender, so any discount is welcome, and it's currently $80 off. 

43% off Chamberlain myQ Smart Garage Door Opener

The Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener is a useful device that lets you open and close your garage door from anywhere with the companion mobile app on your phone. It was a reader favorite during Prime Day last year. 

$70 off Meta Quest 2 Bundle (256GB)

The Meta Quest 2 VR headset (256GB) is now on sale with two free games. This special holiday bundle includes Beat Saber and Resident Evil 4 for $430. You can usually get the 256GB headset for $500 with Beat Saber, so this package saves you $70 and adds another free game.

$50 off Theragun Mini

Therabody's fourth generation of massage guns introduced the Theragun Mini, a portable device that packs a percussive punch in a much smaller package. It's our favorite entry-level massage gun and it's on sale for $150 for Cyber Monday which is around the lowest price we've ever seen.

$60 off Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Plus

Ring's Floodlight Cam Wired Plus combines the standard Spotlight Cam with a set of motion-activated floodlights for better lighting. The camera itself streams and records at 1080p resolution and is also motion-activated, and it includes a siren and two-way talk. This Cyber Monday deal matches the lowest price we've ever seen.

$50 off Roku Streambar

The Roku Streambar is a compact soundbar that also acts as a streaming device, giving you an all-in-one option for crisp Dolby Audio and crystal clear 4K, HD, and HDR graphics. It's discounted by $50 to $80 overall, making this a great time to buy.

Stellar deals on tech brands from across the web

Tech is synonymous with Cyber Monday, and we're seeing big discounts on TVs, computers, cameras, phones, accessories, gaming gear, and more. In addition to deals from major retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart, most tech companies are offering savings at their online stores. Here are our favorite companies whose products we've tested and trust.

  • Adobe: Creative Cloud All Apps is 27% off for all users for the first year, 71% off for students and teachers for the first year; 40% off Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements.
  • Anker: Up to 50% off power banks and charging stations.
  • Belkin: 25% off sitewide with code BF22.
  • Case-Mate: Up to 60% off sitewide with code BFCM22, include LuMee, Pelican, and Fuel.
  • Courant: 20% off sitewide on chargers and accessories.
  • Dell: Up to 60% on laptops, desktops, and monitors.
  • Epson: Up to 46% off select printers, projectors, and business machines.
  • Goal Zero: Up to 20% off select power stations, portable batteries, solar panels, lights, and more.
  • GoPro: 15% off sitewide on cameras, accessories, and more.
  • Griffin: 50% off sitewide on cables, chargers, batteries, and more.
  • HP: Up to 71% on laptops, desktops, monitors, printers, and more.
  • Incase: Up to 50% off sitewide on bags, laptop sleeves, cases, and more.
  • Incipio: Up to 50% off sitewide on phone cases and accessories.
  • Insta360: Save up to $75 on cameras.
  • Microsoft: Up to $600 off Surface Pro tablet laptops.
  • Moment: Up to 60% off select phone cases, lenses, cameras, and other photography accessories.
  • Motorola: Save up to $1,000 on select phones.
  • Nikon: Save up to $1,000 on DSLR and mirrorless cameras, lenses, and binoculars.
  • Nintendo: Save up to $20 or 33% on select games.
  • Samsung: Up to $350 off Samsung Galaxy Z foldable smartphones.
  • Sony: Save up to $1,500 on TVs, cameras, headphones, and other consumer electronics.
  • Steam: 20%-90% off select games until 11/29.
  • ZAGG: 40% off sitewide on ZAGG, Mophie, InvisibleShield, and Gear4 computing and mobile hardware and accessories.
Shop big sales from nearly every major mattress brand

Mattresses are an expensive yet important purchase. Fortunately, during Cyber Monday, you can save hundreds of dollars on top brands, including Casper, Purple, Nectar, and more. Don't know which mattress to buy? Our mattress expert has tested more than 60 mattresses and lists the best in our mattress guide. Also, check out our best Cyber Monday mattress deals hub.

  • Amerisleep: Get $450 off any mattress and free accessories using the promo code AS450.
  • Avocado: Get 10% off sitewide using the promo code SAVE10.
  • Awara: Get $300 off any mattress and a free cotton sheet set, two latex pillows, and a mattress protector.
  • Bear: Get 35% off sitewide and free accessories.
  • Beautyrest: Save up to $800 on select mattresses.
  • Big Fig Mattress: Get $400 off mattresses using the promo code CYBER.
  • Birch: Get $400 off mattresses and two free pillows using the promo code CYBERSALE400.
  • Brooklyn Bedding: Get 25% off sitewide using promo code CYBER25.
  • CasperGET 25% off mattresses, plus save up to 30% sitewide.
  • Cocoon by Sealy: Get 35% off the Chill mattresses and get a free set of sheets and pillows. 
  • DreamCloud: Get 25% off mattresses and $599 worth of accessories, including sheets, pillows, and a mattress protector. 
  • Emma: Get up to 50% off sitewide.
  • Ghost Bed: Up to 50% off all mattresses and adjustable base bundles and get two free pillows.
  • Helix: Save $150 when you spend $600 using promo code CYBERMON150, save $250 when you spend $1,249 using promo code CYBERMON250, save $300 when you spend $1,700 using promo code CYBERMON300, save $350 when you spend $2,550 using promo code CYBERMON350, save $400 when you spend $2,700 using promo code CYBERMON400, and save $450 when you spend $2,950 using promo code CYBERMON450. Plus, all purchases include two free pillows.
  • Leesa: Save up to $700 on mattresses with two pillows included.
  • Mattress Firm: Get up to 50% off mattresses during the Cyber Monday sale.
  • Nectar: Get 33% off sitewide.
  • Nest Bedding: Up to 50% off select mattresses.
  • Nolah: Save up to $700 on mattresses and get two free pillows during the Cyber Monday sale.   
  • Purple: Get $700 off the Purple Plus Mattress plus adjustable base.
  • Saatva: Get up to $500 off select mattresses during the sale.
  • Serta: Save up to $800 on select mattresses and mattress sets.
  • Siena: Save $200 off any mattress.
  • Sleep Number: Up to 40% off select beds.
  • Tempur-Pedic: Get 30% off the Tempur-Pedic Cloud mattress when you use the Insider exclusive promo code BI30.
  • Tuft & Needle: Save up to $800 on mattresses, plus up to 25% off accessories.
  • Wayfair: Save on big-name mattress brands like Beautyrest and Sealy. Check out our Wayfair deals roundup.
  • Zinus: Save up to 50% off select mattresses. Editor's note: Zinus is facing a class-action lawsuit claiming that fiberglass in the company's mattresses has led to serious health issues. Check out our full article on the lawsuit for more details.
  • Zoma: Save $150 on all mattresses using promo code WIN150.
Shop big deals on luggage from across the internet

Travel is back and it's a great time to stock up on those travel essentials you may have neglected in the past few years of pandemic. Below you'll find deals on our favorite luggage brands

$21 off the Allbirds Women's Wool Runner in Hazy Cargo

The Wool Runners are some of Allbirds' most popular shoes, and they hold up really well after years of wear. Coming in a green "Hazy Cargo" colorway, this pair of Allbirds pairs well with all your fall neutrals, and they're more than $20 off. Other hues have a similar discount, while the teal and burgundy colorways are down to $64.

$35 for the Petkit Eversweet Pet Water Fountain

This two-liter water fountain is designed for cats and small dogs. It uses a circulation system to provide oxygenated, fresher, and better tasting water for your furry friend. Right now it's down to only $35, a rare price drop from its typical retail price of $46. We saw a slightly better deal on Black Friday, so it might drop again on Cyber Monday.

For more pet deals, we've rounded up Chewy's best Cyber Monday discounts.

$145 off the Fitbit Versa 3

With automatic activity tracking and a large screen, the Versa 3 has nearly all the perks of the Fitbit line at a not-totally-absurd price point plus a stylish design. It's now available on clearance, so you can get it with a sweet $145 off. 

Up to 30% off Bombas Socks

Bombas makes some of the best socks we've ever tested — even at full price. Right now, you'll save 10% on packs plus an extra 20% on your order, bringing this 8-Pack down to $80.64

Read our full review and shop the entire site.

$80 off the Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender

The Vitamix Professional Series 750 has everything you need in a blender, and its proven longevity makes it worth the price. It's on sale for $80 off right now. Check out more Vitamix blender sales going on now.

$98 off Fitbit Sense

The Sense smartwatch has a ton of added features, focusing on heart health and stress management, giving you a more holistic look at your well-being. It's on sale for $98 off right now, which is an excellent deal considering how feature-rich this smartwatch is.

$80 off Bowflex SelectTech 552 dumbbells

The Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells allow you to adjust the weight of each dumbbell anywhere from 5 to 52.5 pounds. They're on sale for $350 for Cyber Monday, which is one of the lowest prices we've ever seen them at, making them a great deal for anyone looking to add to their home gym.

33% off Nike Air VaporMax 2021 FK

Featuring a full Air midsole and a Flyknit woven upper, the Vapormax 2021 uses several of Nike's most advanced technologies. Right now, they're 33% off.

$50 off Bonobos Stretch Washed Chino 2.0

Taking on the look of classic chinos, this pair features added stretch for comfort. At 50% off, this is a good time to add more colors to your wardrobe.

$20 off Elden Ring

This 2022 Game of the Year nominee from the creators of Dark Souls is a challenging adventure, even for experienced gamers. This is one of the best prices we've seen since it released in February.

Save up to 40% on Monos luggageShop all Monos luggage deals

Best known for its carry-on with a front pocket fit for a laptop, Monos is home to some of the best luggage and travel accessories we've tested. The travel brand has made a name for itself with its suitcases' convenient organization, as demonstrated by its Pro Plus Carry-on with extra storage space.

Travelers can save up to a rare 40% on carry-ons, full-sized luggage, and travel accessories with the code EARLYBF2022. Shoppers can also expect to see discounts of up to 50% off on November 25-27 with the code BLACKFRIDAY2022, and up to 30% off on November 28-December 4 with the code CYBERWEEK2022

$50 off Apple 24-inch iMac M1 2021

$50 off Apple's 24-inch iMac running on the powerful M1 processor only makes a dent, but it's still the best price we've seen for this model. If you've been looking for a powerful all-in-on computer that will last a long time, the 24-inch iMac with a deal is a great option.

$150 off KitchenAid 5-qt. Artisan Series Fresh Prep Attachment Bundle

One of the best deals we've seen on KitchenAid stand mixers is this bundle, which combines a 5 quart Artisan mixer with food processing attachments. This matches the sale price we've seen at other retailers, but also includes the Fresh Prep attachment, which usually retails for $60. The deal is available in three colors.

30% off Casper Essential Pillow

We're fans of Casper's pillows; we ranked the Original as the best pillow for side sleepers in our buying guide to the best pillows you can buy. The Essential pillow is soft and breathable on the outside and supportive on the inside. At $30, it matches the lowest price we've come across this year.

20% off Seresto Flea and Tick Collar for Large Dogs

The Seresto Flea and Tick Collar offer eight months of protection against fleas and ticks in all life stages. It's the only flea collar on the market that we recommend for dogs. For Cyber Monday 2022, Chewy is offering a rare deal we only see a few times a year.

30% off Yeti Rambler 10 oz Wine Tumbler

Now 30% off, the Yeti Rambler holds up to 10 ounces of your favorite wine whether you're on a camping trip or on the back patio. The stainless steel interior paired with the double-wall vacuum insulation is what keeps your drink exactly at the temperature you like.

40% off Ninja Foodi Two-Basket Air Fryer

The Ninja Foodi Two-Basket Air Fryer lets you cook two separate dishes at once, and you can time them to finish simultaneously to take the guesswork out of your dinner routine. During Cyber Monday, it's at an all-time low price.

$30 off The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the definitive adventure game on the Nintendo Switch, sending players on a sprawling journey across a fantasy world with hundreds of secrets to discover. Right now Walmart is selling it for only $30, a rare discount that puts it at the lowest price we've ever seen.

25% off Hydro Flask Tote

The Hydro Flask Tote makes for the perfect travel bag, especially when storing food because its lightweight, insulated, and fully lined. For Cyber Monday, the tote is 25% off.

38% off our favorite do-everything Instant Pot

The Instant Pot Duo Crisp is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, air fryer, and sous vide machine all in one, making it one of the most useful and economical small appliances we tested. While it's not the lowest we've seen it, it's the best price in months.

See our guide to the best Instant Pots and electric pressure cookers.

20% off Oral-B iO Series 6 Electric Toothbrush

Start and end every day with the Oral-B iO Series 6 Electric Toothbrush, now 20% off. Complete with five Smart Modes and technology that stores your brushing patterns, this brush comes with one more plus a travel case.

$50 off the Xbox Series S

The Xbox Series S is one of Microsoft's two current generation consoles, along with the Xbox Series X. Both consoles play the exact same games, but there are differences, most notably that the Series S does not include a disc drive so you can only play digitally downloaded titles. It's currently $50 off, an excellent deal for this powerful and popular console. 


40% off Rosyclo Cloud Slippers

While not the exact same pair, these cloud slippers are nearly identical in design to the ones our executive editor Sally Kaplan owns and loves. Your discount will depend on the size and color you select, but we're seeing an average savings of 40% off on these trendy cloud slippers.

$200 off iRobot Roomba i3+, our favorite robot vacuum

The iRobot Roomba i3+ does more than your average robot vacuum. It develops personalized cleaning schedules and empties itself. It also does an outstanding job of cleaning. That's why we made it the top pick in our robot vacuum guide. Usually, it costs more than your average robot vacuum, but during Cyber Monday, it's at the lowest price we've ever seen.

$10 off Best Friends by Sheri The Original Calming Donut Dog Bed

The Best Friends by Sheri the Original Calming Donut Dog Bed has a rounded shape that cradles a dog and helps them calm down naturally. It's our top pick for the best calming dog bed and rarely goes on sale. Right now, you can get it for its lowest price ever on select colors.

Read our guide to the best dog beds.

25% off Razor A Kick Scooter

It doesn't have all of the whistles and bells of an electric scooter, but a Razor A Kick Scooter will still be fun to ride. It's built durably and can collapse to be carried around. It's 25% off, which is one of the best deals we've seen since 2020.

18% off Kasa Smart Plug Ultra Mini

These smart plugs are low-profile enough to fit behind most furniture and are easy to use for basic smart home functions. During Cyber Monday, they're at the best price we've seen in months.

35% off Anova Culinary Nano Sous Vide Precision Cooker

The Anova Precision Cooker Nano offers accuracy and ease of use at a price unmatched by other sous vide machines. This model rarely goes to a lower price, so it's a good time to buy.

See our guide to the best sous vide machines

25% off Bissell Little Green Proheat Portable Carpet Cleaner

Bissell makes some of our favorite carpet cleaners, and the Little Green ProHeat is a fantastic cleaner for removing stains and messes. During Cyber Monday, save 25% off.

Check out our guide to the best carpet cleaners.

40% off SodaStream Terra Sparkling Water Maker

If you're a seltzer fan, then you should consider investing in a sparkling water maker. The Terra is SodaStream's newest model that is also cordless. It comes with one CO2 cylinder and a bottle of lime Bubly Drops. For Cyber Monday, it's an all-time low price.

39% off Coway Airmega AP-1512H True HEPA Purifier

Coway makes some of the best air purifiers on the market. The AP-1512HH is a reliable compact unit with a 4-stage filtration system that reduces up to 99.6% of air pollution particles. It's around one of the lowest prices we've seen.

$30 off Philips SmartSleep Connected Sleep and Wake-Up Light

The Philips SmartSleep Connected is our top pick for the best sunrise alarm clock. It will help you fall asleep gently and wake up on time by creating stunning sunset and sunrise simulations. Right now, it's 15% off, an all-time low price that we haven't seen since last year.

See our guide to the best sunrise alarm clocks.

60% off Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones

While not the newest headphones in the Beats lineup, the Beats Solo3 are still a solid pair of over-ear cans. They don't offer noise-canceling capabilities, but they're still a versatile pair of headphones that deliver balanced sound and 40 hours of listening time. At $80, they're at an all-time low for Cyber Monday with the best price we've seen.

46% off National Tree Company Pre-Lit Artificial Full Christmas Tree, 6.5 Feet

If you're still in the market for a Christmas tree, this 6.5-foot pre-lit Dunhill Fir tree is steeply discounted at 46% off; around the lowest price we've ever seen for this tree.

30% off Casper Essential Pillow

We're fans of Casper's pillows; we ranked the Original as the best pillow for side sleepers in our buying guide to the best pillows you can buy. The Essential pillow is soft and breathable on the outside and supportive on the inside. At 30% off, it matches the lowest price we've come across this year.

26% off Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Bottle

Hydro Flask makes some of our favorite water bottles — they're basically indestructible without being bulky or heavy, and keep hot and cold beverages at their original temperature for at least 12 hours. It's a solid, pragmatic gift for anyone who complains about forgetting to hydrate or is on the hunt for a reliable thermos.

See our guide to the best water bottles

20% off Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer

This hair tool combines styling, drying, and volumizing your hair in one simple step. It's comparable to the expensive Dyson Airwrap, but for a fraction of the cost. Down to 20% off, this is one of the best deals we've seen for it all year.

See our guide to the best hair dryers

50% off Roku Streaming Stick 4K (2021)

Compared to the Roku Streaming Stick+, the new Streaming Stick 4K provides an improved viewing experience by adding support for Dolby Vision. This advanced high dynamic range (HDR) format can provide better picture quality on TVs that support it. Right now you can get it on sale for only $25, the best price we've seen for it yet.

60% off It Takes Two

The 2021 game of the year is an entirely cooperative game that lets a friend join-in online, even if they don't own the game. This 60% off deal matches the lowest we've seen to date.

43% off Samsung 65-Inch Class OLED TV

Samsung's first 4K OLED is also one of the very first OLED TVs to feature quantum dots. This technology allows the display to produce a wider range of colors than typical OLEDs. It's still on sale for 43% off. 

25% off Melissa & Doug PAW Patrol PAWtroller Activity Center

If there's a little one in your life who loves Paw Patrol, this activity center will provide hours of fun. You can grab it for 25% off during Target's Cyber Monday sale.

$500 off Hydrow rowing machines

The Hydrow Connected Rower is the Peloton of at-home rowing machines, bringing interactive rowing workouts right to your living room. It's on sale for $500 off its normal price during Best Buy's Cyber Monday sale which is one of the lowest prices we've seen it at.

Check out our review of the Hydrow to learn more about what makes this a stellar piece of exercise equipment. 

28% off the GE Profile Opal Nugget Ice Maker

One of the few nugget ice makers on the market, the GE Profile does one task perfectly: making chewable nugget ice. It's a bulky and pricy appliance, but the unique production is worth it if you're a nugget ice loyalist. It's 28% off the usual price, so it's a great time to buy the ice maker of your dreams. You can read more about why we love this deal here.

25% off our favorite mattress and get $600 in free accessories

One of our favorite mattresses, the DreamCloud Premier Hybrid Mattress offers an impressive array of features, including excellent support, a firmness that will appeal to most sleepers, and a long trial period and warranty. During the Cyber Monday sale, you can get 25% off with $599 of accessories included.

Save 33% on the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute Cordless Stick Vacuum

Dyson vacuums are the cream of the crop, and this Cyber Monday deal for the Cyclone V10 is the best we've seen in years. Equipped with a sensor to detect whether you're vacuuming a carpet or hard floor, it's the perfect vac for any room in the house. 

See our guide to the best vacuums

29% off Madden 23

Just released in August, Madden 23 is the newest iteration of the ever-popular EA Sports NFL video game franchise. Down to 29% off, this deal is an absolute steal — and the perfect holiday gift for the football lover or sports gamer in your life. 

50% off Columbia Tipton Peak Insulated Jacket

Columbia jackets are ideal for layering in cold weather, as they are warm, but not too bulky. If you're looking to upgrade for this winter, 50% off this Tipton Peak Insulated Jacket is a fantastic deal for you. 

See our guide to the best winter coats

45% off the ASUS Chromebook C203XA

The Asus C203XA is designed with military-grade durability, a spill-resistant keyboard, and an anti-scratch finish, making it the perfect choice for students and classrooms. Down to 45% off, this is the best price it's seen in months.

See our guide to the best Chromebooks

Save $90 on the Dewalt Compact Drill/Impact Combo Kit

This 20-Volt MAX Brushless Compact 2-Tool Combo Kit includes 1 cordless Drill/Driver, 1 cordless Impact Driver, two 20-Volt MAX Lithium Ion Batteries, 1 charger, and a carrying bag. During The Home Depot's Cyber Monday, it's 35% off.

See our guide to the best cordless drills

36% off LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

LifeStraws are portable filters that can make even some of the murkiest standing water drinkable. For backpackers and hikers, a LifeStraw can be an invaluable tool in dire situations. Down to 36% off, now is a great time to buy one.

44% off Chewmeter Himalayan Yaky Cheese Chews

Made with potato starch and cheese, among other ingredients, Chewmeter's dog treats are rawhide-free. They were about a dollar less during Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale in October, but have been above $20 for most of the year.


Lowest price of the year on an Insider subscription

Insider is offering its annual subscription at its lowest price of the year as a Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal. You'll get access to in-depth reporting, exclusive stories, pitch decks, salary databases, and more. This deal expires on November 28.

Rare $10 discount on Ring Fit Adventure

Ring Fit Adventure is a fitness-centric game that challenges you to get off the couch and perform crunches, sit-ups, and more to defeat enemies. It even comes with a special accessory called the Ring-Con to track your movements. This game rarely goes on sale, so this $10 discount from Amazon is a good deal.

Save $50 on the internet's favorite frying pan

This sleek, matte pan is an incredible gift for minimalists: It's designed to replace eight pieces of cookware, functioning as everything from a pot to a frying pan. Normally $145, you can get it for $95 for Cyber Monday.

See our guide to the best nonstick frying pans

18% off Otherland candles

Otherland is a hot candle brand right now, known for its creative packaging and custom gift sets. For Cyber Monday, you can get 18% off a three-pack and 35% off six-packs and nine-packs.

See our guide to the best places for buying candles

41% off the Litter Genie Plus

The Litter Genie keeps odors from cat litter waste concealed. Deputy Editor Lauren Savoie likes that it holds several weeks' worth of waste so she doesn't have to take the trash out every time she scoops. For Chewy's Cyber Monday sale, it's marked down to 30% off its usual price, and over at Petco, it's 41% off. 

Save $50 on the Theragun Mini

Therabody's fourth generation of massage guns introduced the Theragun Mini, a portable device that packs a percussive punch in a much smaller package. It's our favorite entry-level massage gun and it's on sale for $50 off, which is around the lowest price we've ever seen.

Buy one, get one on Masterclass subscriptions

MasterClass is one of our favorite online learning platforms and for $180, you can get a second membership free to gift when you buy the first one. It makes for a great last-minute present and a fun way to bond with someone as you watch classes remotely.

20% off our favorite bathrobe from Brooklinen

Made from 100% Turkish cotton, this super-soft robe is the ultimate luxury gift. For Cyber Monday, you can get 25% off all Brooklinen products when you check out.

Take 27% off the Nespresso's Vertuo coffee maker

Nespresso's Vertuo machine makes rich, frothy espresso at the touch of a button. This isn't the lowest price we've seen, but it does match last Black Friday's deal, and it's still a solid discount.

Save 20% on the GoPro Hero 11 Black

GoPro's best camera yet, the Hero 11 Black shoots incredible videos with smooth stabilization better than ever. For Cyber Monday, you can save $100 (20%) off the regular price

Take 50% off the Shark Vertex DuoClean PowerFins Upright Vacuum

The Shark Vertex DuoClean PowerFins Upright Vacuum (AZ2002) is easy to use and has powerful suction that gets the job done on hardwood and carpeting. This Cyber Monday deal matches the lowest price we've seen.

Save 18% on an HP OMEN laptop

HP's OMEN laptops are high-performance computers that are great for creative tasks and gaming. This one is loaded with an Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics. Add in 16GB of memory and a 1TB hard drive, the 18% discount makes it a terrific buy for a high-end machine.

Save 13% on a Sony 65 Inch 4K Ultra HD TV

Sony's 2022 midrange LCD TV is a solid pick for buyers who want a good all-around 4K display. It has local dimming for improved contrast, along with wide color capabilities and support for the Google TV streaming platform. It's still on sale for 13% off its normal sticker price. 

Save $150 on the Traeger Pro Series 22 Pellet Grill

Traeger is one of our favorite grill brands, and the Pro Series 22 Pellet Grill is an excellent option for easy precision grilling and smoking. During Home Depot's Cyber Monday sale, you can save $150 off its regular price.

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Caroline Ellison reportedly sent a text amid the FTX collapse saying she was 'kinda worried that everyone is gonna quit/take time off'

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 4:56pm
  • Caroline Ellison texted FTX execs earlier this month, worrying that 'everyone is gonna quit/take time off.'
  • It's one of many exchanges reviewed by the NY Times that reflects the internal collapse of FTX. 
  • FTX and Alameda Research filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy three days after Ellison's text. 

Caroline Ellison, the then-chief executive of hedge fund Alameda Research, sent a text earlier this month saying that she was "kinda worried that everyone is gonna quit/take time off" with a sweating-face emoji amid the collapse of its corporate sibling, crypto exchange FTX, according to documents reviewed by the New York Times

Ellison reportedly sent the text to a group chat with Ryne Miller, a top lawyer at FTX, around November 8, after FTX faced a run on customer deposits in the wake of a report that Alameda Research, the hedge fund led by FTX founder and former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, held an unusually large share of FTX's FTT tokens, which quickly lost value.

Alameda Research didn't respond to Insider's request for comment on time before publication. 

Ellison's text is just one of many exchanges seen by the Times that reflects the day-to-day chaos that brewed inside FTX as its executives scrambled to salvage the exchange. 

The day Ellison sent the text, fellow crypto company Binance announced that it signed a non-binding agreement to bail out FTX by acquiring the company, according to Insider. But Binance walked away from the deal the next day, citing government investigations and news reports on the misuse of customer funds in a statement on November 9. 

"Sam, I'm sorry," Binance's founder Changpeng Zhao texted Bankman-Fried in an exchange that was reviewed by Times. "But we won't be able to continue this deal. Way too many issues. CZ."

On the day the deal fell apart, Miller responded to Ellison's "sweating-face" text by saying that FTX is in need of "a professional manager vested with decision-making authority," per the Times.

FTX filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy days later. The company's newly appointed CEO, John J. Ray III, wrote in filings that FTX faced a "complete failure of corporate controls." He wrote that has never seen a company in such poor shape in his 40 years of handling bankruptcies.

Alameda Research and around 130 companies affiliated with FTX also filed for bankruptcy, Insider reported. 


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A Republican super PAC run by former NRA executives lost more than $158,000 in an email hack, federal records show

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 4:45pm
  • A GOP super PAC lost more than $158,000 in an email hack, filings with the FEC indicate.
  • The PAC, Secure Our Freedom Action Fund, is run by two former high-ranking NRA executives.
  • Dozens of political committees have been victims of theft — most recently, the campaign of Rep. Diana Harshbarger, a Republican from Tennessee.

A conservative super PAC run by former National Rifle Association executives lost more than $158,000 in an email hack, records filed with the Federal Election Commission indicate.

In a letter to the FEC, Secure Our Freedom Action Fund's treasurer, Colleen Nunnelee, explained that a hacker in June compromised the email account of a "principal" at the super PAC.

After obtaining access to the email account, she said the hacker impersonated the principal, sending two invoices to the committee's accounting personnel.

Secure Our Freedom Action Fund is led by Chris Cox, who served as the executive director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action, the NRA's political and lobbying arm, and David Lehman, who was the chief counsel for the NRA-ILA, according to Politico.

Unaware of the breached account, Nunnelee wrote that the committee's accountants ultimately approved the two invoices and sent two wire payments, which were worth more than $158,000 combined.

Since discovering the hack and accounting mistakes, Nunnelee reported that the committee has since recovered the value of one of the wire transfers, or about $87,000. The other disbursement — worth just over $70,000 — is "still under review by the receiving financial institution to determine whether it is recoverable," she wrote to FEC officials.

Letter from Secure Our Freedom Action Fund to the Federal Election Commission.

Jessica Furst Johnson, counsel for Secure Our Freedom Action Fund, told Insider in a statement that after discovering the fraud, "the Fund immediately reported the theft to law enforcement, implemented additional, enhanced security protocols to prevent future cyberattacks and worked tirelessly with the banks involved to recover the stolen funds." 

Johnson confirmed that the "majority" of the funds have been recovered as the PAC continues to try and obtain the rest of the stolen money and that despite the cyberattack, the committee was still "able to fully deploy the resources budgeted to carry out its mission."

She said the committee hopes "this serves as a warning to other PACs – regardless of political affiliation – to recognize the prevalence of these threats and prepare accordingly."

Sen.-elect Katie Britt, a Republican from Alabama, is one of the candidates that super PAC Secure Our Freedom Action Fund supported this year.Big player in two GOP primaries

The Secure Our Freedom Action Fund ultimately spent almost $1.1 million to advocate for or against candidates during the Republican primary phase of Election 2022, according to nonpartisan research organization OpenSecrets.

This includes more than $410,000 to support of failed Senate candidate and current Rep. Vicky Hartzler of Missouri and $198,000 to back Katie Britt's successful US Senate campaign in Alabama. The PAC also spent more than $500,000 in opposition to current Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, who defeated Hartzler in Missouri's Republican primary for the US Senate.

Dozens of federal political committees have lost money through theft since 2020, according to an Insider analysis of federal campaign finance records. The political action committees of three large trade associations reported stolen checks and fraudulent activity this election cycle as well. 

Among them: Joe Biden's 2020 presidential campaign committee and the Republican National Committee.

Rep. Diana Harshbarger, a Republican from Tennessee, recently reported that her campaign had more than $186,000 stolen earlier this year.

And Kanye 2020, the former campaign committee for the failed presidential campaign of Ye — formerly Kanye West — has also reported stolen funds on several occasions.

The FEC declined to comment on any individual case, but pointed Insider to its online documentation of its rules on misappropriated funds, which includes a "safe harbor" policy to protect committees from civil penalty in the event of misallocated funds as long as they follow a series of regulations.

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Oil prices are headed to $110 a barrel in 2023, and the outlook for crude is 'very positive' despite China demand concerns and global recession fears, Goldman Sachs says

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 4:26pm
  • Goldman Sachs expects crude oil to hit $110 per barrel next year, representing upside of more than 30%. 
  • The investment bank's commodities chief said the outlook for oil in 2023 is "very positive."
  • But in an interview with CNBC, he also acknowledged that there's "a lot of uncertainty" ahead.

Despite concerns over China's zero-COVID policy and global recession fears, Goldman Sachs expects Brent crude oil prices to hit $110 a barrel next year.

Jeff Currie, global head of commodities at the investment bank, said Tuesday that the oil outlook in 2023 remains "very positive." 

He told CNBC in an interview that Goldman plans to "stick to our guns" with a forecast for $110-a-barrel Brent. That represents more than 30% upside from the current level of around $83.

Still, there's "a lot of uncertainty" ahead, Currie noted, including the potential for lower demand in China, recession fears, and the European Union's embargo next week on seaborne imports of Russian oil. 

"Demand is probably heading south again in China given what's going on," he said. "I think the key point with China right now is the risk that you get a forced reopening. That means it'll be self-imposed lockdowns where people don't want to get on trains, don't want to get to work and demand goes further south."

Meanwhile, OPEC+ will convene in Vienna on Sunday, and Currie said there is a high probability that the cartel will further reduce its oil production quotas, putting upward pressure on prices.

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US government entities Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were just cleared to purchase mortgages of over $1 million for the first time because home prices are still so high

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 4:25pm
For sale sign
  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac help make mortgages available by purchasing them from lenders.
  • Each year, their federal regulator sets a limit on the size of loans they can buy.
  • The limit will top $1 million for the first time in 2023, reflecting a new norm in US housing.

A person with a $1 million home mortgage is now considered the average Joe. 

The mammoth-sized loans are getting to be more common with home prices still on the rise, annually, despite higher interest rates and a rapid cooling of the housing market.

Indeed, the cost of a house is now so high that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — the two government-sponsored enterprises created to help everyday people finance homes — in 2023 will be allowed to snap up mortgages up to $1.09 million, a record for the companies. The limit that applies to the highest-cost areas of the country is up from $970,800 last year, for a 12.2% increase, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the regulator which announced the change on Tuesday.

Fannie and Freddie are the largest buyers of US home mortgages and are credited with providing constant liquidity in the housing market through their purchases, even during downturns. They bundle the loans into mortgage-backed securities and guarantee payments to investors in exchange for fees.

Their scope in residential markets is capped by the so-called conforming loan limit, which per a 2008 law is set in accordance to changes in home prices. Outside the priciest areas of the country — which include areas around New York, Washington, DC, and coastal California — the conforming loan limit will also rise by 12.2%, to $726,200.

Considering how much home prices have increased from last autumn to now, the uptick makes sense. The FHFA's index of home values on Tuesday showed US prices increased by 12.21%, on average, in the four quarters through September.

For reference as to just how much a typical home costs these days, the median home price on the online marketplace was $425,000 in October, lower than the peak of $450,000 in June but significantly higher than the $380,000 of the same month last year.  

The higher conforming loan limits are designed to help more Americans buy homes but overall measures of affordability have worsened sharply as 30-year mortgage rates have doubled in the past year. Housing experts have predicted that home sales will continue to decline, curbing home price increases at best, or causing steep declines in some places.

If their predictions are right, then Fannie and Freddie's cap may be seeing its peak. 

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Photos show how the White House has celebrated Christmas through the years

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 4:23pm
Christmas decorations in the Cross Hall of the White House in 2022.
  • December means homes across America are decking the halls, and the White House is no exception.
  • John and Abigail Adams began the tradition with the first White House Christmas party in 1800.
  • Jill Biden unveiled this year's White House Christmas decorations, themed "We the People."
The White House halls have been decked for the holidays every December since John and Abigail Adams held the first White House Christmas party in 1800.Installing the wreath at the White House entrance in 1937.

The Adams' White House Christmas party was held in honor of their 4-year-old granddaughter Susanna Boylston Adams.

Every president has brought their own traditions into the White House.The Cleveland Family tree in the second floor Oval Room of the White House.

Grover Cleveland, for example, lit up the first Christmas tree inside the White House to the delight of his young daughters.

Calvin Coolidge was the first president to host a public Christmas celebration at the White House, with the first National Christmas Tree lighting in 1923.President Calvin Coolidge at the National Christmas Tree lighting.

Over 6,000 people attended the first National Christmas Tree lighting.

The tree lighting ceremony and the president's participation has been a yearly tradition since then.The 1929 National Christmas Tree.

This year's National Christmas Tree lighting will air on CBS on Sunday, December 5.

Glowing trees lit up a side entrance to the White House in 1931.Christmas trees at the White House in 1931.

A Christmas wreath also glowed above the door.

Franklin Roosevelt spent 10 consecutive Christmas holidays in the White House and emphasized the importance of family during the holiday season.The tree in the East Room during the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1936.

The East Room featured a Christmas tree decorated with string lights and tinsel.

FDR invited four generations of family into the White House for Christmas.FDR with two of his grandchildren on Christmas in 1939.

His children and grandchildren enjoyed spending Christmas Eve in the presidential residence to partake in two of Roosevelt's favorite holiday traditions: hanging stockings and reading, "A Christmas Carol."

Children joined Roosevelt at the White House to ring in Christmas with carols in 1940.Children sing Christmas carols with FDR in 1940.

First lady Eleanor Roosevelt also invited Girl Scouts to sing carols with her in the East Room in 1936.

President Harry Truman welcomed some unusual guests to the White House in December 1948 when he was gifted turkeys for his Christmas dinner.President Truman inspects turkeys gifted to him in 1948.

The turkeys were gifted to him by the Poultry and Egg National Board and the National Turkey Federation.

President Dwight Eisenhower and first lady Mamie Eisenhower posed with their family in 1958 on the North Portico of the White House.The Eisenhowers on Christmas in 1958.

The North Portico featured two lit Christmas trees.

Eisenhower's first family also posed for a Christmas Eve picture in front of a tinsel-covered tree.The Eisenhowers celebrate Christmas at the White House.

The Eisenhowers had two children, Doud Dwight (nicknamed "Icky") and John.

First lady Jacqueline Kennedy began the tradition of themed White House decorations with Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite" taking over the Blue Room in 1961.Caroline Kennedy in 1961.

First daughter Caroline admired the tree before a party for employees.

In 1962, the White House Christmas tree was decorated with ornaments inspired by children, including candy canes and gingerbread cookies.President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy in 1962.

The tree also reused many of the Nutcracker ornaments from the previous year, according to the White House Historical Association.

Despite Jackie's decorating efforts, the Kennedy family chose to celebrate Christmas Day in Palm Beach.The Kennedys on Christmas in 1962 in Palm Beach, Florida.

They spent Christmas at the home of financier C. Michael Paul.

A banner with a holiday sentiment was hung for the annual Christmas Pageant of Peace on the Ellipse, in front of the White House, in 1963.A banner reading "Peace on earth to men of goodwill" hangs outside the White House in 1963.

Flags were ordered to fly half-mast through December, mourning the November death of President Kennedy.

The Johnson family included a 5-foot red, green, and gold piñata in the main hall.A piñata hangs in the White House for Christmas in 1964.

Piñatas are a traditional holiday ornament in Latin American countries and Mexico.

In 1967, President Lyndon Johnson and first lady Lady Bird Johnson's dog Yuki sniffed their decorated Christmas tree.The Johnsons on Christmas in 1967.

The Johnsons piled presents underneath the Norway spruce.

Christmas in the Nixon White House was a lively affair.President Nixon and his family pose in front of the Christmas Tree in the Blue Room.

First lady Pat Nixon told Empire Magazine their holiday traditions included the president playing "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" on the piano for friends and family.

Another Nixon tradition was to decorate their Christmas trees with decorations made by disabled workers. 

President Gerald Ford brought two dates to the White House Christmas ball in 1975: his wife, Betty, and his daughter, Susan.President Gerald Ford with his wife and daughter in 1975.

The theme of the White House Christmas decor that year was "Old Fashioned Children's Christmas."

First lady Betty Ford presented the official White House Christmas tree in 1976.First lady Betty Ford in front of the White House Christmas tree in 1976.

At that year's lighting, President Ford said that as a former National Parks ranger he was proud to have real trees throughout the White House.

In 1983, the Reagans decorated their Christmas tree with ornaments made by two South Korean children they brought to the US on Air Force One for heart surgery.Ronald and Nancy Reagan decorate a Christmas tree at the White House in 1983.

One of the children, Brett Halvorson, reunited with Nancy Reagan in 2007.

"As I was only 4 years old, my memory of Mrs. Reagan is very vague," Halvorson, told ABC News in 2016. "But what I do remember is that I felt comfort and love from a woman that was a complete stranger."

The Reagans commissioned artists to paint scenes from inside the Executive Mansion during the holiday season for their annual Christmas card.The Reagans decorate a Christmas tree at the White House.

Many presidents, including Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and both George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush, have since followed suit.

The Reagan White House incorporated pop culture into their playful decorations.Nancy Reagan with ALF in 1987.

Nancy Reagan shared a moment with ALF during a children's Christmas party at the White House in 1987.

In 1984, then-second lady Barbara Bush helped place the star on top of the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse.Barbara Bush places an ornament on top of the National Christmas Tree in 1984.

Bush was joined by Joseph Riley, president of the Christmas Pageant of Peace committee.

When the Bushes became White House occupants themselves, Christmas was a family affair.George H.W. Bush reads to his grandchildren on Christmas Eve in 1991.

George H.W. Bush's grandchildren were treated to a story when they spent Christmas Eve at the White House in 1991. 

President George Bush celebrated all four of his Christmases as president at Camp David.George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush in front of a Christmas tree at the White House.

Bush also spent Christmas at Camp David during his son George W. Bush's presidency, according to the Washington Times.

The Clinton White House had plenty of edible decorations each year.Hillary Clinton and executive pastry chef Roland Mesnier pose with the 1993 White House gingerbread house that was dubbed the "House of Socks" in honor of the Clintons' cat.

Over the course of several years, the Clintons enjoyed gingerbread house versions of the Washington Monument, Mount Vernon, and even a replica of Hillary's childhood home.

In 1994, Hillary Clinton decorated the White House around the theme "The Twelve Days of Christmas."Hillary Clinton shows off ornaments on the White House Christmas tree in 1994.

The ornaments on the National Christmas Tree were designed by schoolchildren across the US and the National Society of Tole and Decorative Painters, The New York Times reported.

In 2001, George W. and Laura Bush read books to local schoolchildren surrounded by Christmas trees decorated with lights and fake snow.Laura Bush and George W. Bush read stories to schoolchildren in 2001.

The president and first lady hosted students from Hoffman-Boston Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, which American Airlines Flight 77 flew over before it crashed into the Pentagon on September 11.

First lady Laura Bush chose a "Red, White and Blue Christmas" theme for their final Christmas in the White House.The official White House Christmas tree in 2008.

The patriotic theme was inspired by letters the president and first lady received after September 11.

In 2009, first lady Michelle Obama decorated the White House around the theme "Reflect Rejoice Renew."Christmas trees on the State Floor in 2009.

Christmas trees on the State Floor shone with lights and ribbons.

In 2011, she chose the theme "Shine, Give, Share."Gold stars and ribbon hang from the ceiling of the hallway on the ground floor of the White House in 2011.

In keeping with the "Shine" element, gold star decorations adorned the hallway on the White House's ground floor.

For the Obamas' last year in the White House, larger-than-life replicas of their dogs Bo and Sunny added a playful and personal touch to the decorations.Replicas of Bo and Sunny in the East Wing as part of the 2016 holiday decor at the White House.

The replicas were made with over 25,000 yarn pom-poms.

First lady Melania Trump's non-traditional Christmas decorations in 2017 created a stark scene in the East Wing.Melania Trump walks through Christmas decorations in the East Wing in 2017.

Not everyone was a fan of the ghostly white branches, which sparked a series of memes on Twitter.

Trump's crimson topiary trees as part of the 2018 theme "American Treasures" also garnered criticism.The East Colonnade of the White House decorated for Christmas in 2018.

"We are in 21st century and everybody has a different taste. I think they look fantastic," Trump said in response to criticism of the decorations. "I hope everybody will come over and visit it. In real life they look even more beautiful and you are all very welcome to visit the White House, the people's house."

Trump kept things more traditional for the 2019 decorations with the theme of "The Spirit of America."Christmas decorations on display in the Grand Foyer at the White House in 2019.

The Grand Foyer was lit up with green Christmas trees covered in fake snow and white lights that shone overhead to make "a glistening winter garden," the White House said in a release.

In 2020, the White House went with the theme "America The Beautiful," offering a "tribute to the majesty of our great Nation."The Cross Hall of the White House is decorated for the Christmas season.

Small details throughout honored themes like 100 years of the 19th amendment and wildlife in the US.

In 2021, first lady Dr. Jill Biden chose the theme "Gifts from the Heart" for the White House Christmas decorations.The East Wing entrance of the White House decorated for Christmas in 2021.

President Joe Biden and first lady Dr. Jill Biden wrote in the 2021 White House Holiday Guide that "Gifts from the Heart" such as faith, family, friendship, and unity "tie together the heart strings of our lives."

Christmas trees in the State Dining Room featured photos of the Bidens, as well as past presidential families.Christmas trees in the State Dining Room decorated with snapshots of US presidents and their families in 2021.

Former presidents Donald Trump, Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy, and Franklin D. Roosevelt were pictured with their families.

In the East Colonnade, clear blue circles and dove-shaped cutouts lined the windows and glowing stars dangled from the ceiling.Doves and shooting stars decorate the East Colonnade of the White House in 2021.

The doves and shooting stars represented "peace and light brought to us all by the service of frontline workers and first responders during the pandemic," according to the White House Holiday Guide.

Wreaths in the China Room featured stars comprised of interlocking hands.Wreaths of interlocking hands adorn the chairs in the China Room in 2021.

The China Room displays tableware and china sets used by past presidential families.

The Grand Foyer and the Cross Hall decorations centered around the "Gift of Faith and Community."The Cross Hall of the White House decorated for Christmas in 2021.

"The hallway alcoves and tree displays depict wintry scenes of life within our towns and cities, reflecting the solace of faith, the lasting bonds of community, and the perseverance of the American spirit," the White House Holiday Guide read.

The theme of this year's White House Christmas decorations is "We the People."Christmas decorations at the East Wing entrance of the White House in 2022.

"For this year's holidays at the White House, we hope to capture the spirit embodied in the very idea of America: We the People," the first lady wrote in a welcome letter in the 2022 White House Holiday Guide. "During your visit to the People's House, through rooms full of history and holiday décor, in the mirrored ornaments and reflective lights, our hope is that you feel at home and find yourself in the great story of America."

Wintry trees and white lanterns line the East Colonnade.Christmas decorations in the East Colonnade in 2022.

The decorations are meant to evoke "the feelings of peace and tranquility after the first snowfall," according to the 2022 White House Holiday Guide.

Renderings of Commander and Willow are shown enjoying holiday gifts in the Vermeil Room.Decorations depicting Willow the cat and Commander the dog in the Vermeil Room of the White House in 2022.

The White House pets are depicted sitting in gift boxes from Operation Gratitude, a non-profit organization that delivers care packages to deployed troops, first responders, and military families.

In keeping with the "We the People" theme, the gingerbread White House also features a gingerbread model of Independence Hall.A gingerbread model of the White House and Independence Hall in the State Dining Room in 2022.

Located in the State Dining Room, the gingerbread White House took 20 sheets of sugar cookie dough, 30 sheets of gingerbread dough, 30 pounds of chocolate, and 40 pounds of royal icing to construct.

In total, the White House Christmas display includes 77 trees and 83,615 holiday lights.Christmas decorations in the Cross Hall of the White House in 2022.

Over 150 volunteers work for an entire week to decorate the White House for the holidays.

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35 quirky white elephant gifts under $50

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 4:17pm

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If you're looking for a fun way to ring in the holiday season with friends and family, you can't go wrong with a white elephant party. 

For those not familiar, a white elephant is a gift exchange where everyone brings the most random, quirky, funny gifts they can find. Usually, there's a set price range, while some parties encourage everyone to bring the gifts they've received but never used. Partygoers can swap and steal gifts, making for a fun game and a great gift-getting experience all rolled into one. 

Since the goal of a white elephant party is to just have fun, finding gifts for the exchange is an exciting pursuit. That totally random kitchen gadget you really don't need but always kind of wanted? Go for it! The ridiculously punny t-shirt that made you laugh? Why not! A white elephant party makes you forget everything you know about holiday gifting. And funny enough, everyone always leaves with something they love. 

Below, we outlined 35 white elephant ideas from clever knick-knacks to quirky decor — all under $50.

A waffle maker that's as practical as it is cute

Dash Mini Waffle Maker, available at Amazon, Target, and Williams Sonoma, from $10

This teeny waffle maker makes mini, heart-shaped waffles. It's a cute gift for anyone who loves spending time in the kitchen and is sure to yield a lifetime of delicious and adorable breakfasts to come. 

A cooling ice roller

Kanjo Pain Relief Ice Roller, available at Kanjo and Optum, $25

We're not saying this ice roller will fix all of your problems, but you'll probably forgot about them while basking in the cool, refreshing feeling on your skin. It helps relieve aches, pains, migraines, tension, and all-around just feels wonderful. 

A portable pool table

UO Pool Table, available at Urban Outfitters, $46

The ultimate gift for your favorite pool shark. With mini cues and balls included, this portable pool table has everything they need to practice their shots wherever they go. 

A ravioli-shaped spoon rest

Genuine Fred Sauced Up Ravioli Spoon Rest, available at Amazon, Walmart, and Fred, from $9.50

A spoon rest is an essential for keeping countertops clean while whipping up soups, pastas, sauces, and more. This one, shaped like a pillowy-soft ravioli, looks good enough to eat.

A mug that just gets it

Adulting Merit Badge Mug, available at Uncommon Goods, $15

Adulting is hard! This funny mug will remind them of all their small wins while they sip their much-needed morning coffee.

A weird but comfortable prawn neck pillow

Shrimp Neck Pillow, available at Amazon, $15.99

Comfortable but unabashedly bizarre — the perfect white elephant gift.

A reusable tote that looks like an iconic plastic bag

Embroidered Thank You Tote, available at Uncommon Goods, from $38

Quirky, nostalgic, and practical — this tote is one of the sweet spot gifts. Inspired by the 2007 plastic bag ban in San Francisco, it's made from recycled taffeta and is machine-washable and reusable.

A quirky present they'll actually wind up using

Tweexy Wearable Nail Polish Bottle Holder, available at Amazon, $8.99

If you've ever painted your nails, you can sympathize with the hassle of finding a safe spot for an open bottle of gooey, brightly colored polish. This $10 nail polish holder looks gimmicky, but it's actually useful. 

A set of cozy essentials for relaxing at home

Wind Down and Relax Kit, available at Uncommon Goods, $32

Who doesn't love a relaxing night in? This gift set has everything they need for a treat-yourself evening at home including a silk scrunchie, cooling facial towelette, facial roller, lavender shower steamer, bookmark, eye mask, and a zippered pouch to keep all their self-care essentials safe.

A pad that makes scheduling fun

Knock Knock Make-A-List Pad, available at Amazon and Knock Knock, from $6

Anyone who dreads creating their to-do list each morning will appreciate this colorful pad that makes the chore a bit more entertaining. 

A whimsical banana phone

Bluetooth Banana Phone, available at Uncommon Goods, $40

Give the comedic friend an extra excuse for another dad joke with this humorous banana phone. This Bluetooth phone eases any tension or awkward silence with the help of their phone's voice assistant, too.

A plush pair of socks

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Socks, available at Amazon, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue, from $14.40

These plush socks, made of the iconic Barefoot Dreams CozyChic material, will probably be one of the most-wanted items at the swap. 

Tequila shot glasses made out of salt

Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses (Set of 4), available at Uncommon Goods, from $20

These salt glasses give a mezcal or tequila shot a nice, salty kick.  

A saint candle with your friend's face on it (or their pet's)

LitFriends Custom Prayer Candle, available at Etsy, from $24.99

You tell your friends you love and respect them, but what have you done to prove it lately?

A funny and cute planter

FunSucculents Sitting Planter with Dangling Legs, available at Etsy, $24.99

This sweet little ceramic planter features a smiley face and rope legs that can be crossed or dangled off the table. It's the perfect home for the plants they're sure to receive.

A card game built around chaos

The Voting Game Adult Card Game, available at Amazon and Target, from $19.95

This card game basically asks you to anonymously answer "Who's the most likely to..." out of your friends — perfect for the next low-key night or pregame. You may also want to check out "Who in the Room" or the card version of "Never Have I Ever." 

A set of golf-like barbecue tools

Golfers BBQ Set, available at Uncommon Goods, $40

This golf BBQ set is a game-changing gift for the grill master of the friend group.  These stainless steel barbecue tools come with soft insulated handles that resemble golf club grips.

A device that makes a whole breakfast sandwich in one go

Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker, available at Amazon, Walmart, and Macy's, from $29.98

This wildly popular breakfast sandwich maker surprisingly works. It speeds up the process and makes a delicious, consistently warm sandwich with meat, cheese, eggs, and bread.

What's been called the world's strongest coffee

Death Wish Ground Coffee, available at Amazon, $17.48

Death Wish claims to be the world's strongest coffee, with about double the caffeine of your average cup. The added kick is attributed to a unique blend of Arabica and Robusta beans and a slow roasting process. It's Fair Trade, has no additives, and makes a pretty good cup of coffee!

Mini tabletop cornhole

Tabletop Cornhole, available at Uncommon Goods, $50

If they have a hankering for games that fit inside their home these cold days, this tabletop cornhole game is easy to store and not at all weather-dependent.

A to-go sriracha sauce keychain

Sriracha Sauce Keychain, available at Amazon, $9.99

Perfect for the friend who asks for hot sauce before even tasting the food.

A punny and entirely functional umbrella

Raining Men Clear Bubble Dome Umbrella, available at Amazon, $25.95

The perfect accessory for days when it's "raining men." 

A bucket of the best sea salt from England

Maldom Salt, available at Amazon, $14.45

This isn't just any random bucket of salt. Malton's is revered by cooks as their preferred sea salt — and it's been harvested along the coastal town of Malton, England since the mid-1800s. 

A Bob Ross Chia Pet

Chia Pet Bob Ross with Seed Pack, available at Amazon, Walmart, and Blick, from $21.99

Just because they've never asked for a live plant in the shape of an angelic cultural giant doesn't mean they won't love growing one. 

A plug that lets them control the TV and lights without getting up

Amazon Alexa-Enabled Smart Plug, available at Amazon, $24.99

Give couch potatoes what they want: The ability to control the lights, TV, stereo, and other appliances without needing to get up from the comfortable spot they fell into. 

An adult coloring book full of swear words

"Maybe Swearing Will Help: Adult Coloring Book" by Nyx Spectrum and Sam McAdams, available at Amazon, $6.99

Adult coloring has had a resurgence in recent years as a great de-stressor (Kate Middleton was one notable fan). But before then, humans used swearing as the next best thing. Why not pair the two together for a truly balanced catharsis?

An aesthetically pleasing wine holder

Bathtime Essentials Wine Holder, available at Uncommon Goods, $38

Despite being a simple vehicle for enjoying wine in a bathtub, they can feel proud to display this holder: It's accented with hand-picked beach stones, and the ash wood looks nicer than transparent plastic. It also comes with a BPA-free plastic wine glass for safety.

A funny choose-your-own-adventure cookbook

"What the F*@# Should I Make for Dinner?: The Answers to Life's Everyday Question" by Zach Golden, available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, from $14.40

This popular cookbook was derived from the website of the same name, and it's a choose-your-own-adventure book of 50 solid meal ideas for the nights when they have no clue what to make. 

A survival kit for the deep Netflix rabbit holes

Pinch Provisions Binge-Watching Survival Kit, available at Pinch Provisions, $22

This TV marathon survival kit is especially perfect for the friend who's always complaining about the thinly-veiled disapproval in Netflix's "Are you still watching?" notification. 

A device that stirs ingredients for them

Automatic Pan Stirrer with Timer, available at Uncommon Goods, from $25

Like the wearable nail polish holder, this is another product they didn't know they needed. It's a great way to make sure everything is perfectly cooked, without hovering over the pan and stirring continually. 

All the moods of Nicolas Cage on a t-shirt

Nicholas Cage Mood T-Shirt, available at Headline Shirts, $15

A national treasure in its own right. 

A cocktail recipe book that pairs good music with drinks

"Booze & Vinyl: A Spirited Guide to Great Music and Mixed Drinks" by André Darlington and Tenaya Darlington, available at Amazon, Walmart, and Target, $15.99

Combine two great pastimes into one with a guide of 70 albums from the '50s through the '00s, paired with an A-side and B-side cocktail for each one. They're organized by mood, so they'll know just what pairing to use.

A Tile Mate to find their keys or phone

Tile Mate, available at Amazon, Target, and Walmart, $17.99

For the friend who has invested far too much money in key duplicates. 

A crowd-pleasing gag gift mug

BigMouth Inc Toilet Mug, available at Amazon, $14.99

This ceramic gag gift mug has become a bit of a mainstay in the genre, and it holds up to 12 ounces of their favorite drink.

A Slothmas sweatshirt

RAISEVERN Unisex Funny Print Ugly Christmas Sweater, available at Amazon, from $23.19

Merry Slothmas to all and to all a 20-hour sleep cycle, goodnight.

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US stocks trade mixed while oil climbs as investors turn attention to Jerome Powell's Wednesday remarks

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 4:07pm
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.
  • US stocks were mixed Tuesday while oil prices and bond yields rose as investors look to remarks Wednesday from Jerome Powell.
  • The Federal Reserve chairman is scheduled to speak at the Brookings Institution at 1:30 p.m. ET.
  • Fed policymakers will meet for the last time of the year December 13-14.

US stocks closed mixed on Tuesday as investors anticipated the forthcoming comments from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. 

He is set to speak at the Brookings Institution on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. ET in his last remarks before the December 13-14 FOMC policy meeting. Consesus expectations are calling for a 50-basis-point hike next month. 

Elsewhere, markets in China rebounded after protests against the country's zero-COVID triggered a sell-off Monday. The Shanghai Composite Index climbed 2.3% and Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index jumped 5.2% as China reported lower COVID infections and touted an increase in vaccinations. Health officials in Beijing also said restrictions would be loosened once the current outbreak comes under control. 

Here's where US indexes stood as the market closed at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday: 

Here's what else is happening:

In commodities, bonds, and crypto:

  • Oil prices were higher, with West Texas Intermediate up 1.38% to $78.27 a barrel. Brent crude, the international benchmark, gained 0.30% to $83.43 a barrel.
  • Gold climbed o.51% to $1,749.58 an ounce. 
  • The 10-year yield ticked up 4.6 basis points to 3.748%. 
  • Bitcoin added 0.17% to $16,433.87
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The Fed won't cut interest rates until late 2023 as the US economy continues to look resilient, Barclays says

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 4:01pm
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.
  • Barclays on Tuesday shifted when it sees the Fed starting to cut interest rates in 2023. 
  • A shallow recession should start later than Barclays anticipated, leading the investment bank to see rate cuts beginning in November 2023.  
  • The Fed will likely push rates to a peak range of 5% to 5.25%. 

The US economy is expanding at a stronger near-term pace than anticipated by Barclays, leading the investment bank to push back its timeline on when the Federal Reserve will start cutting the key interest rate it jacked up this year to arrest high inflation.  

Barclays now expects the Federal Open Market Committee to begin chopping down the fed funds rate in the fourth quarter of 2023, with rate cuts of 25 basis points each at the November and December meetings. Such moves would push the rate to a range of 4.5% to 4.75%. 

The international investment bank had previously expected rate cuts to start in the third quarter of 2023, sized at 25 basis points. Stocks have dropped into a bear market during 2022 with investors waiting on signs from the Fed to signal when it will start cutting rates after making aggressive moves this year. 

The outlook stems from indicators of US activity continuing to "look resilient" through October, suggesting stronger near-term growth in gross domestic product, it said. 

"Our revisions allow spending momentum to carry into early 2023, pushing back the shallow recession that we had shown in our prior forecast by one quarter, to Q2 2023 through Q4 2023," Marc Giannoni, chief US economist at Barclays, wrote in a note published Tuesday.   

Fed policy makers, led by Chairman Jerome Powell, are still focused on elevated inflation levels and look set to raise rates at the upcoming December 13-14 meeting by 50 basis points. A December hike would be the seventh in 2022 as consumer price inflation sits below 8% but it would be slower than the four previous rate hikes of 75 basis points.

Barclays then projects a February 2023 rate increase of 50 basis points followed by a March hike of a quarter-percentage point to a range of 5% to 5.25%. 

The economy could expand by 1.5% in the fourth quarter of 2022 on a quarter-over-quarter basis, said Barclays in upwardly revising its projection from a flat rate. That outlook would be driven in part by gains in private consumption. The October PMI reading from Institute for Supply Management indicated strength among consumers with monthly growth in the forward-looking new-orders index. 

A "softish landing" is the best way to characterize the recession that's likely on the way, said Barclays. 

"The downturn is driven by an intensifying drag from tight financial conditions, with household spending flattening, business investment showing cyclical declines, and housing construction continuing on a weak trajectory," said Giannoni. Its projection of a cumulative GDP decline of 0.7% is roughly in line with its prior outlook, Barclays noted.

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The best extended Cyber Monday TV deals you can still get right now, including big savings on 4K OLED and QLED displays

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 3:56pm

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Several TVs are still on sale after Cyber Monday.

Cyber Monday has come to a close, but we're still seeing great discounts on TVs from LG, Sony, Samsung, TCL, Hisense, Vizio, and more.

High-end 4K OLEDs, like the LG G2, and premium 4K QLEDs, like the Samsung QN90B, are all marked down to fantastic prices. Some budget-friendly sets from Insignia and Toshiba are also still on sale.

Below, we've rounded up all of the best Cyber Monday TV deals still available right now, along with discounts on popular streaming boxes and sticks from Roku, Apple, Amazon, and Google. 

Top Cyber Monday TV deals still available right now$500 off Hisense 65-inch U7H 4K QLED TV

Hisense's U7H is one of the best bang-for-your-buck TVs. This midrange model delivers HDR picture quality that's on par with sets that cost a lot more. It's still on sale now for an all-time low of $700.

$550 off Samsung 65-inch The Frame 4K QLED TV

Samsung's Frame TV is a favorite among buyers who want a display that can double as a subtle design piece in their living room. As its name implies, the TV is built to look like a frame hanging on your wall. A special Art Mode lets you show off paintings and other images on the TV when it's off. $1,600 is close to an all-time low price for the 65-inch model.

$300 off LG 55-Inch B2 OLED 4K TV

The 55-inch LG B2 4K TV can display deep blacks and has Dolby Vision, G-Sync for gaming, and both Alexa and Google Assistant. Consistently priced between $1,100 and $1,380, this deal lets you get a great-quality OLED TV for $1,000.

$25 off Nvidia Shield TV Pro

The Shield TV Pro is one of the most powerful streaming boxes you can buy. The device uses Google's Android TV platform to offer access to tons of popular apps, and delivers advanced HDR and 4K upscaling performance. This $175 deal price is just $5 more than the all-time low we saw over the summer.

$340 off LG 55-inch G2 OLED 4K TV

LG's flagship G2 is one of the brightest OLED TVs you can buy. It delivers exceptional picture quality and it has a thin design that looks fantastic when hanging on a wall. This $1,660 deal price for the 55-inch model is just $30 more than the all-time low.

$200 off 75-inch Vizio P-Series QLED 4K TV

Vizio's extra-large P-Series TV is an excellent home theater display. It boasts advanced image features like quantum dots and local dimming for better contrast and color than an average LCD set. This $1,500 deal price for the 75-inch model doesn't quite match the all-time low, but it's still a great price for a TV in this class.

33% off Samsung Freestyle Portable Projector

This portable Samsung projector can produce a 1080p image ranging in size from 30 to 100 inches. It also features 360-degree audio and HDR contrast. As an added bonus, it supports Alexa, Google Assistant and Bixby. This deal matches the lowest price we've seen so far.

$70 off Hisense 43-Inch R6 Roku 4K TV

This entry-level 4K TV uses Roku's operating system to access streaming apps and other online content. The TV doesn't pack a ton of extra picture quality features, but it does boast basic high dynamic range capabilities and support for the Dolby Vision format. The Cyber Monday price is the lowest we've seen all year.

$170 off Toshiba 55-inch Fire TV Edition TV

This affordable Toshiba Fire TV boasts a 4K resolution, support for HDR, and more, plus it has Amazon's Alexa built in. Best Buy is including a free Echo Dot smart speaker, a four month trial for Amazon Music Unlimited, and three free months of Apple TV Plus as a part of its deal — a total value of $40. 

20% off Google Chromecast with Google TV 4K

The Chromecast is Google's home streaming solution, adding Android TV apps and the ability to cast your phone to any TV or display with an HDMI port. The included remote supports voice-controlled search with Google Assistant. The 20% discount matches deals we've seen in the past.

Save $400 on Sony BRAVIA XR A80K OLED 65-inch

This OLED 4K TV can't get as bright as competing models but it offers impressive picture accuracy, the latest features for gaming consoles like the PlayStation 5, and comes with Android TV built-in. This $400 discount matches the all-time low price we saw during Amazon's October Prime Day sale.

44% off Apple TV 4K (Second Generation)

The 2021 Apple TV 4K is down to its lowest price ever from Amazon, and it's $50 cheaper than the 2022 model. While it's missing HDR10+ support, it's still one of the best media streamers you can buy, thanks to support for Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision, and HDR10, as well as an ecosystem of apps.

Save $50 on Roku Streambar

The Roku Streambar is a compact soundbar that also acts as a streaming device, giving you an all-in-one option for crisp Dolby Audio and crystal clear 4K, HD, and HDR graphics. It's discounted by $50 to just an $80 overall price, making this a great time to buy.

Save $230 on LG 75-inch LED 4K Smart TV

With $230 off, this is a good deal for such a large TV. This model doesn't offer fancy picture performance, but it does deliver access to 300+ free LG channels, as well as WebOS compatibility with all the top streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus, and more.

Save $195 on LG 75-inch NANO75 Series Smart TV

The LG Nano 75 features LG's proprietary NanoCell display to offer rich colors and deep blacks. If you're shopping for a large TV, the 75-inch model is down to only $900 — the lowest price it's seen yet.

52% off Roku Premiere

Walmart has an exclusive deal on the Roku Premiere streaming player, offering 50% off the usual price. While we generally prefer the Roku 4K Streaming Stick thanks to its portability and small form factor, the Roku Premiere is good for people who prefer a traditional set-top box near their TV.

Save 35% on TCL 3-Series 32-inch HDTV

If you're looking for an affordable and compact TV for casual viewing, the TC 3-Series is an excellent option. It comes with built-in Android TV access for easy streaming. Down to only $150, this is close to the all-time low and an absolute steal. Just keep in mind, this is an HDTV rather than a 4K model.

36% off Fire TV Stick 4K Max

For the most features you can get in a Fire TV Stick, the 4K Max is what you're looking for. It offers everything the 4K Stick does and more, including WI-Fi 6 support, picture-in-picture, more memory, and a better graphics processor. Down to only $35, this deal matches the best price it's seen in the past.


$100 off TCL 50-inch 4-Series Roku 4K TV

This budget-friendly 4K TV doesn't have advanced picture quality features, but if offers Roku's simple and convenient streaming interface built right in. Down to $240, this is the lowest we've seen this model sell for.

$600 off Sony 75-inch X95K Mini LED 4K TV

Sony's 75-inch 4K Mini LED TV is one of the most impressive displays on the market. It delivers high brightness 120Hz support for PS5 and Xbox Series X. This $3,200 deal price isn't the all-time low, but it's still a good price for such a high-end set.

31% off Roku Ultra

The Roku Ultra is our favorite 4K streaming device. It delivers simple access to popular services and supports advanced features like Dolby Vision high dynamic range. This $69 deal price is an all-time low.

$400 off LG 55-inch A2 OLED 4K TV

LG's entry-level OLED TV can't get as bright as its more expensive models and it's missing some advanced gaming features, but it still delivers incredible contrast for the money. This 55-inch model is down to $900, close to the all-time low of $800.

$80 off Insignia 24-inch HD Fire TV

Though we don't recommend TVs with HD resolution in larger sizes, this 24-inch Insignia 720p TV is a nice fit for buyers who want a tiny smart TV for casual viewing in a smaller space, like a kitchen countertop. It's often discounted throughout the year, but $90 is close to an all-time low for this budget model.

$600 off LG 77-inch C2 OLED 4K TV

LG's C2 OLED is considered one of the best TVs on the market, and this on the 77-inch model should make it a top choice for those who need an extra-large screen for their living room. The LG C2 boasts incredible picture quality thanks to its OLED technology and is one of the best TVs for gaming thanks to its high refresh rate and low input delay.

32% off Amazon 43-inch 4-Series Fire TV

The Amazon Fire TV 4-series is a very basic but affordable smart TV that's good for casual viewing. It supports 4K resolution and offers entry-level HDR performance. Now, even cheaper than before, you can get the smart TV for 32% off.

50% off Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite

The Fire TV Stick Lite is Amazon's most affordable Fire TV device. Simply plug it into an HDMI port and connect to the internet to bring your favorite services to your TV in HD. Now only $15, this is a new all-time low and an especially great deal for an entry-level streaming device. 

$400 off LG 42-inch C2 OLED 4K TV

The C2 is one of the best OLEDs you can buy and it comes in a small 42-inch size that's perfect for gamers who want to use it as a monitor and TV. This $900 sale price is the best deal we've seen so far.

27% off LG 65-inch G2 OLED 4K TV

LG's G2 OLED is one of the best TVs you can buy right now, period. The display uses an Evo panel to produce higher brightness than a typical OLED, and the results are spectacular. When it comes to image performance, it really doesn't get much better than this. This $2,200 deal price is an all-time low.

25% off Sony 65-inch A95K OLED 4K TV

The Sony A95K is the premium TV champ of 2022. Though it's very pricey, it edges out competing sets from LG and Samsung with a more accurate image. This $2,900 deal price isn't exactly cheap, but it's the lowest price we've seen yet.

$200 off Samsung 75-inch TU690

If you're in need of a large screen for your living room, this Samsung TV is one of the best budget options you can find. While it may not have Samsung's latest display technology, this smart TV is fully featured with support for Alexa and Google Assistant, as well as Apple's AirPlay.

$700 off Samsung 65-inch QN90B QLED 4K TV

The Q90B is one of the best QLED 4K TVs you can buy right now. The high-end display offers excellent contrast and better viewing angles than most QLEDs. This $1,700 deal price is close to an all-time low for the 65-inch model.

$50 off TCL 55-inch 5 Series QLED Roku

TCL's 55-inch 5 Series 4K Roku TV delivers an impressive balance between image performance, smart connectivity, screen size, and cost. Down to $450, this discount matches deals we've seen for it in the past.

$70 off Insignia 43-inch F30 4K Fire TV

This Insignia 4K display is a standard entry-level smart TV. It's no frills when it comes to picture quality, but it features the Fire TV OS built-in for easy access to popular streaming apps. This isn't a set you'll want to build a home theater around, but it gets the job done for casual viewing, especially in a bedroom. This $230 deal price is just $10 more than an all-time low.

$150 off TCL 40-Inch Class 3-Series Full HD LED Roku TV

While it lacks 4K resolution or other advanced features, the TCL 40S355 is one of the most affordable 40-inch Roku TVs you can buy. The price is typically between $220 and $260, so you can save a bit of cash right now with this deal.

50% off Fire TV Stick 4K

For 4K TV owners, the Fire TV Stick 4K offers sharper and more detailed streaming at the resolution you need. Currently down to $25, this discount matches the previous all-time low we've seen for the Fire TV Stick 4K, making now an excellent time to buy.

$25 off Roku Streaming Stick 4K

Compared to the Roku Streaming Stick+, the new Streaming Stick 4K provides an improved viewing experience by adding support for Dolby Vision. This advanced high dynamic range (HDR) format can provide better picture quality on TVs that support it. Right now you can get it on sale for only $25, the best price we've seen for it yet.

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The wild history of Volkswagen: From Nazi Germany to hippie vans to one of Elon Musk's top electric vehicle rivals

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 3:54pm
Adolf Hitler lays the foundation stone for the Volkswagen factory in Fallersleben in 1938 (left) / Blue and white Volkswagen Transporter (right).
  • Alyssa Milano said she swapped her Tesla for a VW, renewing discussion of Volkswagen's dark history.
  • The German automaker was founded in 1937 as a state-owned enterprise during the third reich.
  • Here's how Volkswagen went from Hitler's pet project to one of the world's top electric vehicle makers. 
In 1937, Volkswagen was founded in Germany as a state-owned enterprise under Adolf Hitler's rule.Nazi leader Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945) admires a model of the Volkswagen car with the designer Ferdinand Porsche (left). To the right are Korpsfuhrer Huehnlein, Dr Ley, Schmeer, and Werlin


Developing an affordable "people's car" was a pet project of the fascist dictator, who championed Volkswagen as "a symbol of the National Socialist people's community."Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945) gives a speech after laying the foundation stone of the new Volkswagen works at Fallersleben, 27th May 1938.

Source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

But when World War II began, Volkswagen had to give up its goal of creating a car for the masses and switched to military production.Adolf Hitler stands behind the cars in a dark coat, preparing to dedicate the new Volkswagen factory in Fallersleben.

Source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The Volkswagen plant in Fallersleben used forced labor including Soviet prisoners of war and Jewish concentration camp prisoners — at one point accounting for an estimated 60% of its workforce."Ostarbeiter" workers (Nazi term used to describe foreign slave workers from Eastern Europe) in an armaments factory in South Germany.

Source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

In 1944, a VW engineer enlisted 950 Jewish prisoners from Auschwitz, the largest Nazi concentration camp and killing center, to work at the Fallersleben complex.Adolf Hitler overlooks a model of the Volkswagen factory and 'Kraft-durch-Freude-Stadt' city.

Source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Four concentration camps and eight forced-labor camps were located on Volkswagen company grounds, in addition to a "nursing facility" that separated pregnant workers from their newborns. The program is believed to have killed over 300 children of Volkswagen laborers.VW's Fallersleben facility was a "subcamp" of the Neuengamme concentration camp, where 43,000 people died.

Source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

At the end of the war, Allied forces freed the plant workers and renamed the factory town "Wolfsburg." The city remains home to Volkswagen's headquarters today.Volkswagen headquarters in Wolfsburg, northern Germany on March 26, 2021.

Source: Volkswagen

The British military temporarily took over Volkswagen in 1945, instructing the company to produce 20,000 "saloon" models.The Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany circa 1945.

Source: Volkswagen AG

Soon, the first VW Beetles were exported to foreign markets like France, Switzerland, and Sweden. The first models reached American soil in 1950.A 1953 Volkswagen Export Type 1 Beetle.Volkswagen's Nazi links initially made the cars a harder sell in America. But by the 1960s, VW had become the most popular foreign automobile company in the US.A man stands on the rear bumper of a Volkswagen Beetle as he adjusts the ropes tying an inner tube and dinghy adapter to roof the of the car. United States, circa 1955.


The cult classic VW Westfalia campers, also called the "microbus," were first exported to the US in 1956.Lines of Volkswagen cars and vans ready for export on the transporter 'Fidelio' at Bremen Harbour, Germany, bound for the USA.

Source: Smithsonian Magazine

Originally designed to transport workers and materials, the large van became wildly popular among alternative groups — from California surfers and Woodstock hippies to civil rights activists.A group of young surfers and their customized US Rubber VW Volkswagen Bus during sunset at a Southern California beach in 1967.

Source: Insider

The iconic bus still maintains its reputation as a counterculture symbol today.A colorfully painted Volkswagen bus in San Francisco, California, July, 1967.

Source: Smithsonian Magazine

In 1998, Volkswagen announced it was setting up a $12 million reparations fund for people forced to work at Fallersleben under Nazi rule.Wreaths left by German corporations, including Volkswagen and Deutsche Bank at the Track 17 memorial that commemorates Berlin Jews transported to concentration camps during the Holocaust.

Source: New York Times

Over the years, VW has rolled out dozens of new car models, including the "New Beetle" (aka the punch buggy), the Volkswagen Jetta, and the Volkswagen Golf.VW discontinued the characteristic Beetle line in 2018.

Source: Insider

The Volkswagen group currently owns ten brands including Lamborghini, Bentley, Porsche, and Audi.A modern Porsche 911 Carrera S (front) and a 1965 Porsche 911 (back) in Australia in 2020.

Source: Volkswagen AG

But in 2017, VW's reputation was tested once again after the automaker plead guilty to rigging its diesel cars to cheat on federal emissions tests, a scandal that became known as "Dieselgate."Matthias Mueller, Volkswagen's CEO at the time of the 2016 emissions scandal. VW agreed to a $2.8 billion criminal penalty and an additional $1.5 billion settlement.The German automaker has since turned its attention to producing electric vehicles as it begins phasing out all its gas-powered models in Europe by 2035.The Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S AWD.

Source: Kelley Blue Book

Volkswagen was an early pioneer of EV technology, which it began developing back in 1970 in response to the then-held belief that the world would eventually run out of oil.Volkswagen is building a battery cell factory at its Salzgitter site for its planned large-scale production of the Group's own battery cells.

Source: Volkswagen

The result was the 1972 "Elektro-bus," a battery-powered transporter van with a range of 25 miles and top speed of 43 miles per hour."Project e-Bus:" Volkswagen commissioned west coast electric vehicle conversion specialist EV West to construct an electrified Volkswagen Type 2 Bus in 2019.

Source: Volkswagen

Today, the company sells 9 electric vehicle models across its brands, many sharing a common footprint thanks to the company's MEB technology.The car maker's long-awaited modern electric minivan, the "ID.Buzz," is set to come to the US in 2024.Volkswagen hopes the I.D. Buzz and I.D. Cargo electric microbuses will transition to autonomous driving by the mid-2020s.

Source: Insider

Former CEO Herbert Diess was known for having a competitive streak with Elon Musk. Under his leadership, VW rolled out the all-electric ID.3 hatchback — rivaling the similar Tesla Model 3.Volkswagen ID.4 all-electric model

Source: Insider

Volkswagen now aims to overtake American automaker Tesla for the title of the world's largest electric vehicle company by 2025.A Tesla charging.

Source: CNBC

During the first half of 2022, the Volkswagen group increased its deliveries of all-electric vehicles by 27%, making it the market leader in Europe. But in the US, Tesla still dominates two-thirds of the EV market.

Source: Volkswagen, Electrek

A study by Bloomberg Intelligence estimated that Volkswagen would overtake Tesla as the world's largest EV brand by 2024 — with one Bank of America analyst predicting that Tesla's EV market share in the US will drop to 11% by 2025.The Volkswagen ID.4 is built at a plant in Germany.

Source: Bloomberg, Insider

Following Tesla CEO Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter, actress Alyssa Milano said she traded in her Tesla for an all-electric Volkswagen due to the rise in hate speech on the social media platform, renewing discussion on VW's third reich past.Alyssa Milano says she has traded in her Tesla for a Volkswagen, while challenging advertisers to address "hate and white supremacy" on Twitter.Since Musk's takeover of Twitter, Tesla's brand favorability has dropped around 20 points among Democrats and increased around 4 points among Republicans, according to data analyzed by Morning Consult in November.

Source: Morning Consult

As of now, Tesla is still king — and its CEO Elon Musk has joked that the legacy car maker's infatuation with beating the American newcomer is "free advertising."Elon Musk at the Tesla Grünheide site in May 2021.

Source: Twitter

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McConnell says Trump is 'highly unlikely to ever be elected president' amid furor over dinner with Kanye West and white supremacist Nick Fuentes

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 3:41pm
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.
  • McConnell on Tuesday blasted former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago dinner with Nick Fuentes and Kanye West.
  • "There is no room in the Republican Party for antisemitism or white supremacy," McConnell said.
  • Trump launched his 2024 presidential campaign earlier this month.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday blasted former President Donald Trump's dinner with white supremacist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes, stating that anyone meeting with such an individual is "highly unlikely to ever be elected president of the United States."

While speaking on Capitol Hill, the Kentucky Republican, who has not communicated with Trump in nearly two years, went after his onetime political ally after it was revealed that the former president dined with Fuentes and Kanye West, the artist now known as Ye, at his Mar-a-Lago club in South Florida last week.

"There is no room in the Republican Party for antisemitism or white supremacy and anyone meeting with people advocating that point of view, in my judgment, is highly unlikely to ever be elected president of the United States," he said at the beginning of his weekly press conference.

McConnell's comments come a day after a range of GOP leaders condemned the dinner, including his onetime No. 2, former Vice President Mike Pence.

"President Trump was wrong to give a white nationalist, an anti-Semite and a Holocaust denier a seat at the table. And I think he should apologize for it," Pence said during a Monday interview on News Nation.

Trump earlier this month launched his 2024 White House campaign at Mar-a-Lago, and rivals for the GOP nomination are expected to begin entering the race next year.

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