Black Friday liveblog: Big savings on smart scales, secure USB drives, editing software, and more



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The deals just keep on coming, with a bunch of killer deals out there for now, Black Friday, and a few more for Cyber Monday. Check the deals out below, like that massive USB 3.0 drive for more than half off, that great smart scale (you might need it after this weekend), and more price slashing on Pixelmator, one of the best darn graphics programs out there.

We’re still combing through a ton of deals to find you the best ones on the things you want most this holiday season, all piping-hot and ready for your Thanksgiving week and the hotly-anticipated Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We’ll keep on finding the best deals out there on Apple products, hot electronics, and gifts for everyone on your list.

Check out the amazing deals we’ve found for you below.

Soon you’ll be able to use your iPhone while wearing gloves


I guess the alternative use-case would be committing crimes while still playing Angry Birds.
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What with it being winter and all, it would be great if Apple embraced the concept of letting people use iPhones while wearing regular gloves — something already offered by manufacturers such as Samsung.

Well, according to a patent application published today, we may not be waiting too much longer because Apple has invented something called “Glove Touch Detection.” The patent would allow Apple touchscreen to work in situations where it is separated from a finger by a barrier, such as a glove.

Haven’t watched Steve Jobs yet? Read the script here


The latest Hollywood take on Steve Jobs' life is fueling a battle over the Apple leader's legacy.
Universal has released the screenplay for Steve Jobs.
Photo: François Duhamel/©2015 Universal Studios

Based on the sadly dismal box office cash it’s failed to drum up, statistically few of you have seen Steve Jobs, Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle’s semi-biopic based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling 2011 biography of Apple’s late CEO.

Well, if you want to get a taste of what you’re missing — or simply want to revisit Sorkin’s dialog-heavy screenplay — now you can, because Universal Pictures has made the entire 190-page script available to read for free online.

Pay what you want for a huge bundle of coding lessons [Deals]


Pay whatever you want for these nine lessons covering HTML5, Ruby, Python and plenty in between.
Pay whatever you want for these nine lessons covering HTML5, Ruby, Python and plenty in between.
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Coding is as useful a skill as it is a time consuming (and often expensive) one to learn. It doesn’t have to be that way though — whether you want to master HTML5, Ruby, Python or anything in between, we’ve got a content-packed, 92-hour bundle of courses and you can get it for whatever you want to pay. 10% of anything you decide to pay goes to Project Hope, who provide medical expertise and resources to crises around the world.