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Bridge Bytes: Weekly Tech Roundup 29.11.2019

29 Nov 15:00 by Nathan Baldwin

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Black Friday is here and like a drunk uncle dancing at a wedding, no matter how hard you try you just can’t help but look. So, in honour of what is perhaps one of the most bizarre festivities of the year, we have included a short guide to the best Black Friday deals for tech. But, in an attempt to retain a small portion of dignity, we also take a look at what else has been happening in the tech world this week. Before you go on a rampaging spree through your local shopping mall, terabyte out of the latest tech news.

Don’t be caught flying dirty: You have until tomorrow to register your drone

The Civil Aviation Authority have released an urgent announcement reminding drone owners that they have until November 30th to register their drone. The registration was created to monitor drone usage following a recent spate of drone related crime. The registration takes around 20 minutes to complete and comes with an annual cost of £9. Failure to register your drone could land you a £1000 fine.

Apple issue an apology for Mac users just in time for Black Friday

The reviews are in on the new 16-inch MacBook Pro and Apple are once again everybody’s favourite laptop solution. It is no secret that the last batch of MacBook Pro’s grinded a lot people’s gears, as claims of faulty keyboards, processing errors and relentless automatic reset frequency plagued online review sections. But the Mac is back and the prayers of all those Mac users across the world have appeared to be answered… and the timing couldn’t be better.

Top Black Friday Deals

It’s that time of the year again where the general public go crazy for top offers on the biggest and best releases in tech. For the gamers, the Apple-fanatics and the not-so-proactive cleaners we’ve compiled this list of the top 5 Black Friday tech deals from UK retailers.

1. iPhone XR – GiffGaff – Was £619, now £549

2. Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Was £49.99 now £22

3. Apple Watch Series 4 – Was £429, now £329

4. Nintendo Switch and Labo Kit – Was £349.98, now £279.99

5. iRoomba Robot Vacuum -  Was £399, now £229.99

Of course, there are many more deals to be had over the weekend, but if you are on the hunt for a bargain make sure you keep the search online, avoid city centres at all costs.