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'Tech Check' on Fox 5 "News Edge" With Doug Evans Talking Black Friday

Thanks to Doug Evans for having me back on to do our annual Black Friday apps and misc segment.

Here it is with notes on what we talked about to follow:

Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5

1. is  focused on ad leaks.

Looking for the latest on Black Friday deals and ad leaks?

Like I said, should be you one stop for finding out the latest on everything Black Friday.

Here, explains the fascination with Black Friday.

Retailers typically offer their lowest prices of the year on items in several categories, from electronics to home items. In recent years, Black Friday has grown so popular that people have started to camp out overnight to increase their chances of getting big-ticket deals. The name "Black Friday" comes from it being the first day that retailers started making a profit - known as "being in the black."

Michael Brim is the founder of and he says the annual shopping holiday gets bigger each year.

"One thing we've seen and it's a continuing trend, is opening hours have creeped further and further into Thanksgiving," explains Brim.  "Well see, but maybe other big box retailers might open even earlier.

Maybe in the afternoon on Thanksgiving." is a website and a easy to use app that tracks Black Friday news, sales and more.

That includes Cyber Monday, which is always the Monday after Thanksgiving.

"Cyber Monday has grown," adds Brim.  "Most retailers that are pushing it are online retailers like Newegg. "These companies are competting for a valuable demographic- anything a smaller retailer can do is great."

Visitors to may notice a few cosmetic changes in 2014 and some additional content. Brim says the buyer's guides are always popular and customers really like to cross-compare the deals among multiple retail outlets.

2. BuyVia

  A website and app that allows shoppers to not only do comparison shopping on th fly, but now it allows you to make purchases right through the iOS app with the help of password wallet integration and the Touch ID.

Why run from store to store and wait in multiple lines when you can use the power and experise of BuyVia?

Shopping via your iPhone or iPad has never been easier now with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. With the iOS app, you can enter login information and password with one click and through 1Password’s digital wallet and all the information will be stored securely.  

Two Great gadget deals to be had on Black Friday for $99

Staples - $99 ASUS Laptop

- It has an Intel Atom processor, 2GB RAM, a 32GB Hard drive, and an 11.6" HD
- The 32GB Hard Drive is Flash memory and it comes preloaded with Windows 8.1 and Bing.
- As far as slots, you get two USB 2.0 and one Micro HDMI ports. - HP Stream 7 Tablet (starting at $99.99)

- Whether it’s for work or play, the HP Stream 7 Tablet is the perfect holiday gift!
- For work – With Microsoft 365 Personal get the full collection of Office applications and 1TB of cloud storage.
- Intel quad processor and brilliant HD resolution.
- Operating on Windows 8.1 – you’ll have the latest and greatest at your fingertips.

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