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Dell announces rugged Chromebook 5000 Series for use in classrooms

If there's one area Chromebooks are consistently crushing the competition, it's in the educational market. According to IDC figures from 2016, Chromebooks made up 49% of school computers. Dell's 5000 Series is the company's latest attempt to cash in on that lucrative market, with a rugged design perfect for use in education.

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Dell Mobile Connect mirrors your phone's screen on your Dell or Alienware PC

There are plenty of options for controlling your phone using a PC. You can use your PC's mouse and keyboard as input devices (like with DeskDock), or have your phone's screen displayed as a window (like with TeamViewer or Vysor). Partnered with Screenovate Technologies, Dell has built its own screen mirroring tool for select Dell and Alienware PCs, called 'Mobile Connect.'

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[Deal Alert] Jabra Move Wireless Bluetooth headphones are $49.99 ($50 off) at many retailers

It's a little difficult to find quality Bluetooth headphones in the sub-$100 range, but Jabra's Move Wireless headphones have always been a good bet. For Black Friday, their price has been slashed to just half of theirMSRP at just $49.99. You'd be hard-pressed to find a better pair of wireless headphones for that price.

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[Deal Alert] Bose SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II down to $199 ($80 off) at multiple retailers

If $349,99 for the Bose QuietComfort 35 II is too rich for your blood, the company has another Bluetooth headphones solution for you: the (very poorly named) SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II. These usually retail for $279.99, but have been discounted to just $199 at a ton of stores.

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Lenovo Thinkpad 13 Chromebook, Acer Chromebook 11, and three others receive Android app support

It has been a slow journey, but Google has been hard at work giving more Chromebooks access to Android app support. The Play Store arrived on 17 more Chromebooks last month, and now Google has added a few more to the growing list.

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[Deal Alert] Dell brings you the Galaxy Tab S3 for $499 w/$100 Dell gift card and the DJI Mavic Pro for $999 with a $200 Dell gift card

Dell's deals today continue. In addition to the aforementioned Dropbox subscription, right now you can pick up a DJI Mavic Pro for $999, and get a free $200 Dell eGift Card. If drones aren't your thing and you've been waiting for Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3 to fall in price, you can also order one for $499.99 and get a $100 Dell eGift card with your purchase. 

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[Deal Alert] Get a 1-year Dropbox Plus subscription for $60 ($40 off) plus a $25 Dell gift card

So, you've got a lot of data stored locally and you need someplace to dump it. Google Drive and Dropbox are usually the same price, so the choice may be hard. It's easier today because Dell is offering a sizable discount on a year of Dropbox Plus service. It's usually $100, but right now it's $40 off and you get a Dell gift card on top of that.

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Google adds Play Store support to more Chromebooks from Acer, Dell, ASUS, HP, Lenovo, and Samsung

Google promised that all Chromebooks shipped in 2017 and beyond would support Android apps, but the company has been a bit slow to deliver on that claim. However, Google has just updated its list of Chrome OS devices compatible with the Play Store, and a whopping 16 more devices can now run Android apps officially.

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[Deal Alert] Buy a 1TB Dropbox Pro subscription at 40% off, get a free $25 Dell gift card

Most of the deals we've dug up for Black Friday have been for phones and other electronics - tangible goods. For those looking for something a little less corporeal, there's currently a very rare discount available on Dropbox storage. Dell's online storefront has a year of Dropbox Pro storage going for $59.99, which is $40 less than the usual charge for one terabyte of backup space. If that's not enough to get your attention, Dell will throw in $25 in gift card credit for its store for free.

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Nexus 5X and 6P removed from Google Store, NVIDIA Shield and VR headsets gone too

To make way for the new products announced at today's event, Google has removed several items from their online store. Most notable is the removal of the Nexus 5X and 6P, Google's smartphone lineup from last year, now replaced by the Pixel devices. Also gone from the virtual shelves is the NVIDIA Shield console, still arguably the best Android TV device on the market. The Mattel View-Master VR Starter Pack and Goggle Tech C1-Glass VR Viewer are both removed as well, now that Daydream is the focus of Google's VR efforts. Finally, the Dell Chromebook 13 is gone.

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