Microsoft and Sam’s Club reveal Black Friday discounts – here’s what will be available

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More Black Friday deals are heading our way. Both Microsoft and Sam’s Club have released previews of their Black Friday sales. Let’s take a look at the highlights from each outlet below.

Microsoft

Microsoft will offer up some pretty tasty discounts on Surface tablets and Xbox related products. It will also reduce the price of a selection of third-party laptops.

Some of the best Surface deals are on device plus cover bundles. Buyers will be able to save up to $330 on the latest Surface Pro 6, while the last gen Surface Pro 5 with a cover will be available for $599. Additionally, you’ll be able to pick up the cheaper Surface Go for only $349.

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Microsoft will reduce the price of many of its Xbox One bundles by $70 and you will be able to save $100 on an Xbox One X. Xbox controllers and gaming headsets will also be reduced.

Standout deals on non-Microsoft products include the 14-inch HP Stream laptop which will only cost $229 and a Dell Gaming PC which will be $599.

Most of Microsoft’s Black Friday discounts begin on November 22 at 12AM ET, though some others begin a little earlier on November 18. Anything you buy on the Microsoft Store comes with free shipping or in-store pickup.

Products bought from now until December 31 can also be returned until January 31, meaning you can buy Christmas presents safe in the knowledge that should your choice miss the mark, it can easily be returned. If you want to check out any of the offers, then you can do so at by clicking the button below.

Sam’s Club

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Sam’s Club unveiled its deals via an e-catalog on its website. As well as electronics, there are plenty of offers and discounts available on home products.

Some of the standout items include $60 off Bose Soundlink on-ear headphones, $50 off a Fitbit Versa, a Playstation 4 plus Spiderman bundle for only $199, and a Samsung Galaxy Tab A for only $119.86.

The deals are valid from November 22 to November 25. Click the button below to check them out for yourself, but be aware that you may have to pay a 10 percent service charge on items if you’re not a member (it may still be worth it, depending on the deal).

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Stay toasty and save 42% on knit touchscreen gloves

Touchscreen Gloves

You might prefer not to use your phone with gloves on, but it beats your fingers getting frosty as winter descends. To that end, we’ve sourced a great deal on some specialized touchscreen gloves to keep your mitts warm this winter.

These touchscreen gloves are minimalistic and fit all sizes. The material and thickness ensure your hands stay warm while giving you the dexterity to operate your device. The conductive palm and fingertip design ensures that you get the full response to your furious tapping, while a specially engineered grip stops your phone slipping away.

It’s getting cold out there.

We normally stop short of offering fashion advice, but we think that they’re nicely understated too. They’re unisex, and shouldn’t clash with your latest winterwear. 

The gloves are retailing for $19 if purchased directly from the supplier, but you can pick up a pair for only $10.99 if you take up this offer before Tuesday.

It’s getting cold out there. Follow the link below to find the deal.

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Learn to code quickly in Ruby on Rails for under $30

Ruby on Rails Coding BootcampCoding is a fun and marketable skill, but it’s not always quick or easy. If that thought has put you off learning to code in the past, you might want to give Ruby on Rails a try.

Ruby on Rails is a popular system for developing web applications, and since its introduction, it’s been one of the most powerful tools available. To prove the point, GitHub, Shopify, Airbnb, Twitch, SoundCloud, and Hulu are all examples of top apps built with Ruby.

Even a coding newbie can be building web applications quickly.

The reasons for its popularity are pretty clear. Ruby is a relatively easy language to pick up, especially for beginners, and Rails is the framework which does the heavy lifting for you. The outcome is that even a coding newbie can be building web applications quickly.

Building web apps from the start is actually a great way to learn too. The highly-rated Ruby on Rails Coding Bootcamp is our deal of the day, and it takes that very approach. Through six learning kits and over 57 hours of online training, you’ll quickly become a Ruby expert.

Ruby on Rails Coding Bootcamp

Not only that, you’ll have a portfolio of complex and functional web apps that you can show to demonstrate your skills, including a Pinterest clone.

The full Ruby on Rails Bootcamp:

With almost $1,300 of expert tuition offered for only $29 right now, it’s little wonder over 1,600 people have already signed up. You can join them if you enroll before the deal ends on Wednesday.

Ready to build your own social network? Hit the button below to find the deal.

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Deal: Halloween movies and audiobooks from $4.99 on Google Play

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Halloween is creeping up on us and, to get you in the mood for it, Google has discounted some of the scariest movies and audiobooks on Google Play. There are far too many titles on offer to list them all, but here are a few that stand out.  

Movies discounted for Halloween

There’s a variety of classic and modern movies available with prices starting at $4.99 and going up to $9.99. You’ll be able to rewatch these movie time and again, but if you just want to see it once you might be better off renting it if it’s available (it will be cheaper).

Some of the highlights include:

  • Get Out: ($9.99)
  • The Shining: ($4.99)
  • The Silence of the Lambs ($4.99)
  • Alien ($7.99)
  • Black Swan ($7.99)
  • American Psycho ($5.99)

To take a look at any of the movies listed above, or to see the full list, click the button below.

Audiobooks discounted for Halloween

Like the movies, all the audiobooks in the offer are under $10 with the cheapest ones coming in at $4.99. As you may expect, there are a few Stephen King titles in the list, as well as some classics like Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Some examples include:

  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley ($5.99)
  • The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule ($6.95)
  • Phone by Will Self ($4.99)
  • The Talisman by Stephen King ($6.95)
  • Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan ($6.95)
  • The Devil’s Rosary by Seabury Quinn ($4.99)

If you want to buy any of these books or to see the full list, hit the button below.

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The deals will last until November 1 so you have a week to get some titles in if you’re itching for some Halloween scares. Which offer stands out to you? Let us know in the comments below.

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UK Deals of the Week: Huawei Mate 20 Pro with free Huawei Watch GT, wireless charger

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Welcome to your weekly round-up of the best U.K. deals of the week for Android phones, network plans, accessories, smart home tech, and a little of whatever else is on offer in the world of mobile!

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This week’s deals include a killer bundle on the brand new Huawei Mate 20 Pro, a heavy discount on a refurbished Google Pixel 2 XL, a huge saving on Sennheiser headphones, and much more.

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Below are the most enticing deals we’ve seen this week hand-picked with a little help from the folks over at HotUKDeals – the U.K.’s biggest deal-sharing community.

Phones

Huawei Mate 20 Pro (SIM Free, 128GB) w/ free Huawei Watch GT and Wireless Charger (worth £259) – £899 @ Various

Google Pixel 2 XL (Refurbished, SIM Free, 64GB) – £389 (was £464) @ Envirofone

LG V30 (SIM Free, 64GB) – £459 (was £559) @ Carphone Warehouse

Sony Xperia XA2 (SIM Free, 32GB) – £199 (was £249) @ Carphone Warehouse

Accessories

Lenovo HX03F Smart Watch – £15 (was £28) w/code DLN6CK90 @ Dresslily

Sennheiser Momentum-on 2.0 headphones – £69 (was £169) @ HMV

Qi certified RavPower 10W wireless fast charging pad – £7.49 Prime / £11.98 non-Prime w/code HDGAQQDW @ Amazon (Sunvalleytek-UK)

Tech

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote – £34.99 (was £39.99)

Xiaomi Indoor Temperature and Humidity Monitor – £7 (was £22) w/code DLSOHOT20 @ Dresslily

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Have you seen any amazing deals this week? Be sure to share your finds in the comments.

Deal: Get the Google Home Hub for $99 ($50 off) from Home Depot

Google Home Hub Home Depot Sale

Leading up to Google’s fall hardware event, we leaked that the Home Hub, the search giant’s Smart Display, would only cost $149. Now that Google has made the device official, Home Depot is already selling it for 34 percent off ($99)

To recap, the Google Home Hub features a seven-inch display, can playback your favorite music and movies, control your smart home, and much more. Thanks to its small size and lack of a built-in camera, the Home Hub works perfectly for those who might want to use it in the bedroom and not worry about privacy issues. 

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Weirdly enough, Google built the operating system for the Home Hub based on the cast platform instead of using Android Things which is found on other Smart Displays. While we don’t know what this might entail, it could mean that this device might have added functionality not found on the third-party devices. 

You can buy the Home Hub in either chalk or charcoal for $99 by clicking on one of the buttons below. Home Depot’s website doesn’t state how long this discount will last so you better take advantage of it now before it’s gone.