The Roundup: we promise not to mention Black Friday – extras

Sick of supposed bargains? Want to indulge in some tech loving? Check inside for some undiluted tech news.

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Sales – so what? There are sales all the time, and more often than not, they are meaningless. It isn’t unknown of, for example, a retailer or etailer to pump up various prices ahead of a sales event, only so they can “slash” them come sale time. Some retailers even appear to have crowded their calendars with so many sales events that it would be harder to buy a product at “full price” than at a discount. On top of all that there is an argument that sales-driven consumerism is pretty bad for the world – hence it is less famously Buy Nothing Day today.

Thankfully, in the world submerged in tech as it is, we can sniff out true bargains easily enough using price-tracking websites, complete with multiple pricing over time charts and alert functions. The triple camel one seems to work well, but you might have an alternative favourite.

Is everyone looking forward to Cyber Monday?

PC-related tech news

  • Alphacool introduces Eiswolf 2 360mm AIOs for various Nvidia RTX 30-series FE and MSI RX 6000 graphics cards
  • Monoprice launches two new ultrawide curved 49in and 34in gaming monitors
  • Huawei announces two curved LCD displays, including a 34in UWQHD variant with 165Hz
  • AMD might have silently increased the prices of all RDNA 2 GPUs for board partners
  • AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled Edition hits retailers in Europe



  • Dead by Daylight (screenshot below) is free on the Epic Games Store next week
  • Nvidia DLSS now officially available for Valve’s Proton 6.3-8 on Linux
  • Battlefield 2042’s weapon bloom and Hovercraft nerf patch is here
  • Malware discovered in hundreds of games hosted in the Huawei AppGallery

Tech and business

  • LG Electronics announces new CEO
  • China suspends Tencent from updating existing apps or launching new apps: report
  • The world’s first RISC-V phone might be just around the corner
  • UK privacy watchdog warns adtech the end of tracking is nigh