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The best touchscreen winter gloves

Over the past five winters, we’ve tested 47 pairs of touchscreen gloves while moving half ton of stumps, climbing on ice, and just walking and biking around town. For the third year in a row, Moshi’s Digits are our favorite touchscreen gloves for most people, offering the right combination of warmth, dexterity, and grip. They aren’t the absolute warmest touchscreen gloves you can buy, but they’re warmer than anything that’s better for using on touchscreens, and better for using on touchscreens than anything that’s warmer.

Fake Apple Watches are already on sale in China

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Fake Apple Watches have gone on sale in China. Devices that look much like Apple’s new luxury product, but cost a lot less, are all over the Chinese online marketplace Taobao, the Financial Times reports.

Some of the watches on sale look nearly identical to the Apple Watch. Have a look on the Alibaba-owned e-commerce site. The real knock-off goods start at around 259 Yuan, which is the equivalent of about £27. The best copy, however, would set you back around 3,000 Yuan. That’s about £300 — pretty much the price of a real Apple Watch.

See the prices here:
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Funnily enough, the makers produce rip-offs of the Apple Sport (entry level) and the more expensive gold version, the Edition, but don’t distinguish between them in terms of price. 

Google AdWords app launches on Android

Adwords-Mobile-Revised-Graph-UP-01Today, we’re introducing the AdWords app, an easy way to view and manage your ads’ performance when you’re on the go.  This new Android app is available globally for existing AdWords customers.

Businesses, large and small, are increasingly using smartphones to manage everything from customer support to product orders to marketing.

Now, you can use your smartphone to keep your AdWords campaigns running smoothly—no matter where your business takes you.

As a companion to your desktop account, this app lets you:

  • View campaign stats
  • Update bids and budgets
  • Get real-time alerts and notifications
  • Act on suggestions to improve your campaigns
  • Call a Google expert

Google confirms plans to become a mobile carrier, is keeping it small for the time being

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Back in January, a report came in revealing that Google was looking for opportunities to go beyond being the world’s leading mobile platform provider.

According to the information, the search giant was actively working on something called “project Nova” which involved partnering up with US mobile carriers like Sprint and T-Mobile, in order to be granted access on their networks.

Amazon’s Black Friday blowout starts tomorrow, runs for eight days straight

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Amazon always goes big for Black Friday, and this year is no different. In fact, the shopping giant is going so big that it’s starting its Black Friday sales tomorrow, a full week before Black Friday actually arrives. The sales will run for eight days straight, with new deals coming as often as every ten minutes. Amazon says it will run three of its Deals of the Day on both Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday.

In addtion to the Black Friday blowout, Amazon will be running a full week of Cyber Monday deals starting on December 1st. As expected, many of the deals include blowout prices on TVs (including a 4K Samsung for $899), laptops, smartphones, fitness trackers, and more. Check out some of the highlights we’ve found below and head over to Amazon’s Black Friday deals page for the full listing.

Walmart’s Cyber Monday deals include a $998 4K Samsung TV, PlayStation 4 bundles, more

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Walmart has already announced its Black Friday deals, but now it’s following them up with more blowouts for Cyber Monday. As expected, the best deals can be found on TVs, though Walmart says it has over 500 deals for the week starting on Saturday, November 29th — more than twice as many as last year.

The best deals will hit on December 1st, however, so be careful when shopping at work so your boss doesn’t notice. (Some links will not be live until the deal is available, so be sure to check back at Walmart’s site if you can’t find what you’re looking for right now)

Microsoft’s Black Friday deals include $150 off the Surface Pro 3

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Are you ready for some more Black Friday deals? You better be. The Microsoft Store has announced its selection of offerings for the biggest shopping day of the year, and surprise, surprise, it includes lots of Xbox gear.

There are a handful of Xbox One bundles including Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Assassin’s Creed: Unity. There’s also a number of good games like Shadow of Mordor, Diablo III, Forza Horizon 2, and Tomb Raider are on sale as well.

Newegg’s Black Friday deals include cheap hard drives and lots of laptops

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Black Friday deals are coming fast and early, and now Newegg is starting to release its as well. This is the best time of year to do everything from making an impulse tablet purchase to upgrading your PC’s motherboard, and we’ve got a list of almost twenty of the tech supplier’s best deals below to help you do all of those things.

The Black Friday prices should be reflected in the next few hours, so if there’s something that doesn’t match up, keep checking back.

Samsung Black Friday 2014 deals include $99.99 Gear Fit, cheap Galaxy Tabs

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Samsung’s taking a fairly unique approach to its Black Friday sale: pre-order a device now, skip the lines, and your credit or debit card won’t be charged on November 24th.

The company is offering a slew of products that range from TVs and tablets to wearables and even SSD hard drives. Samsung says most orders placed before November 22nd should arrive in time for the holidays. But again, these prices won’t be changing or getting any lower — at least if you’re buying from Samsung — so there’s little point in waiting.

We’ve collected some of the best deals below. If you don’t see the right price, be sure to click the label below. (You’ll see it underneath the price)

Walmart’s Black Friday sales include $329 Xbox One bundle, $648 Vizio 65-inch TV, and discounted iPads

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Like the other big retail outfits, Walmart will be participating in the consumeristic orgy of Black Friday. Instead of restricting their bargain bonanza to a single day, Walmart will be hosting a five-day sale beginning Thanksgiving morning and ending on Cyber Monday, which falls on December 1st.

Walmart will also be reintroducing what it calls its 1-Hour Guarantee. On November 27th, customers who buy selected items between 6pm and 7pm will be able to either leave with it the same day, or receive their purchase before Christmas. The 1-Hour Guarantee is applicable for these products: