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Giveaways now live at MacNN and Electronista

11/28, 6:11pm

Giveaways now live at MacNN and Electronista

Over the course of the last couple of days MacNN and Electronista have been making it rain prizes. Maybe it was the turkey going to our heads, or the lack of news stories that drove us to this madness. Perhaps we were just feeling very generous. Whatever it was, we wanted to make sure that you knew about all the great prizes we had to offer. Below you will find a list of the giveaways that are going on right now.

Hands On: Styx: Master of Shadows (PS3, Windows, Xbox One)

11/28, 5:28pm

Stealth title offers slick gameplay in the shadows, utterly frustrating combat experience

Instead of launching the next game in the Of Orcs and Men franchise as a sequel to the action role-playing game, Cyanide Studios released a prequel with Styx: Master of Shadows. The prequel takes place roughly 200 years prior to the events in Of Orcs and Men, playing out the formative years of one of its protagonists, the goblin assassin Styx. Cyanide Studios makes a drastic shift to the stealth genre, something that might be off-putting to fans of the series. Does Styx: Master of Shadows make a successful transition from action to stealth, or is it merely trying for a different formula? Unfortunately, it's the latter.

Hands On: Alarmy (Sleep if U Can) alarm clock (iOS)

11/28, 5:17pm

Alarmy, the annoying morning alarm clock

Waking up is a difficult feat for some. It certainly doesn't help when most alarms require only a simple tap to activate snooze mode. Some people become so adept at serial-snoozing that they don't even have to wake up to do it. Alarmy (Sleep If U Can), by Delight Room, promises to put an end to the phrase "just another ten minutes."

Giveaway: win a Penclick B2 Bluetooth mouse

11/28, 4:50pm

win a Penclick B2 Bluetooth mouse

Last, but certainly not least on our list of giveaway items today is the Penclic B2 Bluetooth mouse. This isn't your average, every day basic Bluetooth mouse though. This mouse takes computing to the next level by harnessing the natural power and dexterity in our fingers and hands and helps to prevent Repetitive Strain Injury. Read on to learn more, and to find out how you can win.

Black Friday: lowest prices on Apple desktops

11/28, 4:25pm

lowest prices on Apple desktops

This year, like every year, Apple is running a Black Friday promotion, however this year if you are looking to save the most cash on a new Mac, the best bet is to look elsewhere. BestBuy.com has reduced prices on a wide selection of Macs. The 21.5-inch iMac with a 1.4GHz Intel i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive has seen a $200 discount to $899, which is around $80 less than the lowest price found anywhere else.

Black Friday: hot Windows notebooks at cool prices

11/28, 4:00pm

hot Windows notebooks at cool prices

Right now at OfficeDepot.com take advantage of instant savings and a mail-in-rebate offer that slash the price on the 17.3-inch Toshiba Satellite notebook computer. The starting price is $450, but a $120 instant price break drops it to $330. A $50 mail-in-rebate lowers it to $280, which is around $70 less than the next lowest price. This notebook features a 1.8GHz AMD A4 quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive WiFi and USB 3.0. It comes with Windows 8.1 pre-installed, and is backed by a one year limited warranty from Toshiba.

Giveaway: Win a Verve 2 sensor system

11/28, 3:27pm

win a Verve 2

What is the Verve 2? We asked ourselves the same question when we first heard of it. It turns out that it is quite unlike anything we have ever seen before. The Verve 2 is a sensor system that can be used to interact with a computer in a whole new way. We have one Verve 2 system to give away to our readers. Read on to learn more about this unique technology toy, and find out how you can win.

Razer Nabu fitness tracker available in North America from December 2

11/28, 2:40pm

Razer fitness tracker priced at $100, release 11 months after unveiling

Razer is finally going to release its fitness tracker, just in time for the holiday sales. Originally launched at CES in January followed by delays caused by hypoallergenic testing and a beta test with developers, the Razer Nabu is being made available to purchase from the Razer website and retailers from December 2nd in North America, with Razer pricing the fitness band at $100.

Black Friday: Android tablet deals from zero dollars

11/28, 2:40pm

Android tablet deals from zero dollars

With all the great deals out there on Android tablets today, it gets a little bit tricky trying to figure out what exactly the best prices are. To help, we have put together a list of some of the best Black Friday Android tablet deals we could find. At TigerDirect.com right now get the Proscan 7-inch Android tablet with McAfee 2015 multi-access for only $70. That's already $80 off the list price of $150. A $70 mail-in-rebate offer on this bundle drops the final cost down to zero dollars. However, McAfee activation is required to claim this rebate.

Giveaway: win a Penclic K2 wireless mini keyboard

11/28, 1:56pm

win a Penclic K2 wireless mini keyboard

Black Friday is in full swing, but instead of door-buster deals we have more prizes to give away to our readers. To get things started today we have the Penclic K2 wireless Mini keyboard. Reclaim your desk, and create a healthy working position while you're at it. Find out how you can enter to win below.

Hands On: Rugby Nations 15 (iOS)

11/28, 1:55pm

Take control of your own rugby team with Rugby Nations 15

Sports games have existed for about as long as video gaming has and have been popular whether played on arcade cabinets or on the Xbox One. While most would agree that sports games tend to thrive on console, Rugby Nations 15 by developer Distinctive Games makes a strong argument for sports gaming on mobile platforms.

DealNN: iPad mini for $250, 4K monitor for $700, more

11/28, 1:23pm

iPad mini for $250, 4K monitor for $700, more

At Staples.com get the Space Gray iPad mini with Wi-Fi on sale for $199. That's a savings of $50 off the regular price of $250, and the best price we have seen on this configuration by more than $20. This iPad features a 7.9-inch LED-backlit display, A5 chip, 5MP iSight camera, built-in Wi-Fi and 16GB of storage. Included is Apple's one year limited warranty on parts and labor.

Black Friday Deals: $780 MacBook Air, $99 LG G Watch

11/28, 11:26am

MacNN and Electronista Deals for Black Friday 2014

Welcome to Friday Deals, on today, Black Friday. If you don't fancy wandering through the post-apocalyptic retail landscape caused by ravenous shoppers arguing over cheap televisions, we're listing the best online deals here for you, the discerning (and wise to stay away from the battle) MacNN and Electronista reader. As usual, all prices are correct at the time of publication, and considering the sales today, may change rapidly, so check before purchasing. Check back to this post later, as we aim to add more deals as and when we find them, and also look at yesterday's deals post as many of the deals included there may still be active now.

Second generation of Puls smartwatch could arrive in early 2015

11/28, 10:56am

Initial Puls smartwatch release said to be smaller than planned

The release of a smartwatch created by musician Will.i.am will apparently take place next month, but with a smaller release than originally thought, a report claims. A second generation of the Puls smartwatch with a few slight alterations is also touted for release, but it is believed to be heading to market early next year in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

Sony e-paper watch resurfaces in crowdfunding effort

11/28, 9:31am

E-paper prototype watch emerges as FES Watch

Sony's rumored e-paper watch may have already surfaced, under the name of the FES Watch. A watch from a Sony project called Fashion Entertainments, using e-paper for the watch face and for the the watch strap, has apparently been offered for sale via crowdfunding since September, and though it has requested 2 million yen ($17,000), it has managed to raise 3.5 million yen from 150 participants.

Forums: MBP vs. Air and Siri fails continue

11/28, 9:05am

MBP vs. Air and Siri fails continue

This week in the MacNN forums there was much conversing early in the week, however with the holiday approaching things quickly quieted down. Forum goers continue to add opinions on which new Mac is the best to purchase; MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. New tales of Siri fails continue to be added to the conversation in the thread titled "Siri fails."

Apple Deals: refurbished Macs from $769 and iPads from $309

11/28, 9:00am

refurbished Macs from $769 and iPads from $309

Today at Apple's online store save on refurbished Macs as low as $769 and iPads from $309. The refurbished 11.6-inch MacBook Air with a 1.4GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of solid state storage is available for $769 after a $130 discount. Priced at $309 after a $70 discount is the refurbished iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular for AT&T and 16GB of storage.

Black Friday: $200 gift bundles with the purchase of a new Mac

11/28, 2:50am

$200 gift bundles with the purchase of a new Mac

Right now at PowerMax.com get close to $200 worth of accessories with the purchase of select in-stock standard configuration new Mac from their online store. Three different bundles are available.

Briefly: NewerTech's new Screen Armor for iPhone, Lego Batman 3

11/28, 1:55am

NewerTech announces Nuguard KXS Impace X-Orbing Screen Armor for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus

NewerTech has introduced an update to its line of Impact X-Orbing Screen Armor, now available for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Featuring military grade, triple-layer protection, the self-adhesive layer requires no water or other liquids for easy, bubble-free installation. the screen protector is compatible with cases, and includes a lifetime limited warranty. Regularly priced at $20 for iPhone 6 and at $25 for iPhone 6 Plus, the Impact X-orbing Screen Armor for the latest iPhones can be ordered through NewerTech. An instant rebate, which can be applied upon ordering at the time of this writing, brings the pricing for the screen down to $10 for iPhone 6, and $11 for the iPhone 6 Plus version.

Apple's Black Friday 2014 event

11/28, 12:05am

Apple's Black Friday 2014 event

It is now officially Black Friday and we wanted to get things started off on the right foot, so we have rounded up a selection of items from Apple's Black Friday sale. This year Apple has combined their Black Friday promotion with the World AIDS day promo announced earlier this week. With qualified purchases, customers will receive Product (RED) gift cards on everything from iPhones and iPads to iPods and Beats by Dr. Dre headphones.

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