Grow your skills before the year ends with these eBook collections

Need a boost on that resume? Get a valuable tech education on your own time with these eBook bundles. They contain guides from Packt Publishing that cover everything from game development to machine learning.

The Complete Mobile App Developer eBook Bundle

It's a veritable gold rush in the App Store these days. Get in on it and develop your own killer app using Xamarin, JQuery and other platforms. This 10-book master class covers the entire development process from scripting to marketing.

MSRP: $223.90

Sale Price: $19.99 (91% off)

The Machine Learning Mastery eBook Bundle

This bundle simplifies the complex algorithms you need to kick off the process of machine learning, the technology powering voice recognition, self-driving cars, and more cutting-edge innovations. The eBooks here include broad overviews of the core concepts plus dedicated courses on Python and other essential tools.

MSRP: $223.90

Sale Price: $19.99 (91% off)

The A to Z Artificial Intelligence eBook Bundle

Master the growing field of AI, and you can work smarter by teaching your computers to work harder. There are applications for artificial intelligence in the worlds of robotics, big business, and gaming, all of which are covered in this series.

MSRP: $311.90

Sale Price: $19.99 (93% off)

The Complete Game Developer eBook Bundle

These guides will get you mastery of all the tools you need to make your game idea a reality. You'll get complete walkthroughs of not only platforms like Unity and Javascript, but the process of how to test your creation for bugs. Read the rest

This hi-tech turntable brings your vinyl into the modern age

Vinyl is officially back. People are hearing the proof behind the initial "retro" excitement: that records really do have a richer sound. And if you haven't switched to old-school records for serious listening, it's a new golden age.

Why? Because quality turntables like the Altec Lansing ALT-500 are finally available to a market other than rich audiophiles.

This unit comes with everything you need to start playing: A stylus cartridge, 45 RPM adapter, auto stop feature and two built-in hidden speakers.

But there are some definite upgrades for modern listeners in terms of output. You can transmit sound to your own speakers through left-right RCA jacks. It's also compatible with Bluetooth technology, so you can use your wireless speakers or headphones. You can even stream in reverse, playing music from your own device through the ALT-500's speakers.

The Altec Lansing ALT-500 Turntable is already half off the retail cost of $150, but you can take an extra 15% off by using the online promo code BFSAVE15 - for a final price of $63.74. Read the rest

Save water (and money) with this smart home monitor

Between all of our apps, streaming devices, Bluetooth speakers, and energy-sucking decorations, paying for utilities each month can be...brutal. In fact, the average household spends roughly $70 a month on the water bill alone. That number might not seem terribly significant, but when you add it up, that's $840 a year — a pretty significant chunk of cheddar, and that's just for one of your many bills. Pair that with the fact that water conservation is becoming increasingly more important, (especially in areas susceptible to droughts) and being conscientious of your water use is, quite frankly, more important than ever.

That's where Flume comes in. This easy-to-install smart water monitor pops right onto your home's water meter and tracks your water use in real time. You can check in on your use through Flume's companion app directly from your smartphone, which constantly gathers and reports the data back to you. If there's a leak or damage detected, you'll instantly be notified so you can quickly resolve the issue. Flume breaks down exactly where your water is going, so you can figure out how to cut back in areas where you're over-using it and save big on your monthly water bill. And, if you've already got a smart home or speaker setup, you can ask Alexa about your water status, use, and budget.

Keep tabs on your water use with the Flume Smart Home Water Monitor and give the earth and your wallet some relief. You can grab it now for just $169. Read the rest

Take an extra 15% off these long-lasting Bluetooth earbuds

Seems like no matter what kind of wireless earbud you buy, you're sacrificing something: Sound for longevity, battery life for durability, the list goes on.

Finally, it seems like the tech is starting to come together for the full package in a few newer models. Case in point: These PaMu Slide Bluetooth 5 In-Ear Headphones.

If you couldn't tell from the looks, these are definite ear-huggers, with a design that ensures they won't fall out no matter how intense the workout gets. And they're rated IPX6 for water-resistance, which means the sweat won't slow them down.

As for the sound, the highs and lows are well-balanced, bolstered by the solid 5.0 Bluetooth connectivity. Best of all, the battery life is long enough to outlast any workout and a marathon to boot: You've got 10 hours just on the earbuds alone, and that goes up to 60 hours if you use the accompanying wireless charger.

They're already on sale for almost half off the original list price of $199.00, and you can take an extra 15% off by using the online code BFSAVE15, bringing the final price down to $84.99. Read the rest

This training can turn you into a certified Microsoft Excel pro

If you're doing any kind of data work, chances are you're working in Excel. This venerable platform has evolved beyond its roots as a workhorse spreadsheet creator into an essential tool for data analysts and other high-level number crunchers.

Want to brush up on this year's version of the software? There's no quicker way than the Complete Microsoft Excel 2019 MOS Certification Exam Training Bundle.

That "MOS" stands for Microsoft Office Specialist, and it's a definite standout on any resume. This 3-course bundle ensures that you'll qualify for that title in no time with plenty of hands-on preparation exercises.

Beginner, intermediate and advanced courses cover all functionalities in both Excel 2019 and Excel 365. You'll go from making basic worksheet calculations to crafting complex macros in no time. By the end, you'll be any company's go-to troubleshooter for data management on one of the most widely-used platforms in the Microsoft arsenal.

You can pick up all three courses now for only $25. Read the rest

Get Black Friday pricing on gaming desks, mice, and more today

Does your computer gear need an upgrade? Don't cross your fingers and wait for Christmas. You can get 15% off the final sale price of all these essential accessories now by using the online code BFSAVE15, including gaming mice and computer desks.

Wireless Charging Mouse Pad

Talk about a space saver. This high-quality mouse pad doubles as a wireless charger, and even works on phones without a Qi receiver.

MSRP: $25.99

Sale Price: $16.99

With Code BFSAVE15: $14.44

Offex Overlord 45" Wide PC Gamer Computer Desk

With two USB charging ports, a cable manager and headphone hook, this desk is sure to be command central for all your marathon raids. And yes, it's even got a cup holder.

MSRP: $316.00

Sale Price: $239.99

With Code BFSAVE15: $203.99

Quest 45" Wide PC Gamer Computer Desk

This slim desk is deceptively durable with a steel frame and scratch-resistant finish. And it's got everything you need to keep organized, including three grounded outlet receptors and twin USB ports.

MSRP: $298.00

Sale Price: $219.99

With Code BFSAVE15: $186.99

Azio GM2400 Gaming Mouse

This unit is built for speed, with a rubberized grip and onboard buttons that can adjust the DPI settings on the fly. The LED lights allow you to find your triggers easily and add a dash of style to any rig.

MSRP: $19.99

Sale Price: $15.00

With Code BFSAVE15: $12.75

Zone 47" Wide PC Gamer Computer Desk

This mammoth desk has room for all your gear, and you can save even more space by running all your cables through the power hub. Read the rest

This page builder makes WordPress design effortless for all

WordPress is a fantastic tool for building web pages - if you know how to use it. Even with all the accessibility, a lot of the deeper features of WordPress are lost in translation to the average user.

Enter WP Page Builder, a tool that not only makes WordPress site design easy but also more robust.

The tool comes with a pretty extensive list of templates for your budding site, all of which are fully customizable from the color scheme down to the font. Along the way, you can add not just the complete arsenal of WordPress widgets but also add-ons from WP Page Builder as well. Need things to go smoothly across platforms? You can tweak the optimization for smartphones or other devices with a few simple clicks.

But the real highlight here is the interface. Just drag, drop and tweak your choice from a series of design blocks on a sidebar - all with no coding required. It's the perfect system for design beginners that don't hide the features available to professionals. It just makes them easier.

Pick up a lifetime subscription to the WP Page Builder Unlimited License Plan for more than 90% off the retail price. Read the rest

Get early Black Friday savings on these noise-canceling headphones

In this age of ever-shrinking gadgets, it bears reminding that sometimes bigger is actually better. And if you care about audio quality, we can't think of a better example of this principle than these TREBLAB Z2 Bluetooth 5.0 Noise-Cancelling Headphones.

We know tiny Bluetooth earbuds are all the rage right now. But their battery life simply can't compete with the TREBLAB Z2's, which boasts an impressive 35 hours of playtime. And that's without a single recharge.

As for the sound, the 40mm neodymium speakers are outfitted with Sound2.0™ technology that keeps the bass kinetic and the treble crisp. The T-Quiet™ active noise canceling ensures that you stay locked into that inspirational playlist for as long as your workout lasts. The fit is snug enough that you can take them securely on bike rides, trail runs or wherever else you need to rough it.

Best of all, you won't have to wait until Black Friday to get them on the cheap. They're already on sale for 69% off, but you can take an extra 15% off that by using the online code BFSAVE15 and reap the final price of $67.14. Read the rest

Learn visual branding with this graphic design course

In this Instagram age, pictures aren't just worth a thousand words; they can be worth a pretty penny, too, which makes graphic designers a highly sought-after profession.

But being a graphic artist takes more than just the ability to draw a picture, and certainly more than the ability to navigate through Photoshop. The School of Graphic Design Mastery Bundle is one of the few online courses that gives you comprehensive training on all the aspects of design - not just a walkthrough for a piece of image editing software.

In this seven-course boot camp, you'll get a firm foundation in the basic principles with Basic and Intermediate design classes. These teach you how to use essential programs like Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, while also giving you hands-on knowledge of color theory and composition.

Once you've got a handle on the core concepts, you'll get a broader view of what it takes to create big brands: Creating standards across all media, developing a color palette and the like. There are also dedicated courses in logo design using Adobe Illustrator and expert-level photo manipulation with Photoshop.

The entire package gives you 40 hours of lectures and exercises, and you can get lifetime access to it for a full 97% off the cost of the individual classes. Read the rest

This security camera uses facial recognition to give you some privacy

A typical security camera can give you peace of mind. But that might be offset by the nagging feeling that it's watching you, too.

The best kind of security system is one that protects both your home and your privacy, and the blurams Dome Pro 1080p Security Camera is one rare model that's set up to do both.

The HD lens on the blurams is equipped with a 360º field of vision, and it can be set to record any preset area with an Auto-Cruise mode. All footage is uploaded to the cloud, and you can choose to get alerts on any unauthorized motion or human detection - even in the dimmest conditions, thanks to the night vision functionality. You can even record your own alert video.

But all the while, you get to decide what areas get recorded and who sets off alerts. The blurams' voice and facial recognition technology can distinguish between pets or authorized family members to avoid false alarms. Want to keep some privacy? The camera can even be set to cover up and shut down when it detects you. You can even set up your own house-wide security system and view up to four cameras on the accompanying app.

Right now, the blurams Dome Pro 1080p Security Camera with Facial Recognition + Night Vision is 16% off the regular MSRP, but you can take an extra 15% off that final price by using the online code BFSAVE15, for a final price of $42.49. Read the rest

Make flawless sous vide meals with this simple device

Sous vide cooking: It sounds fancy, but it's actually one of the easiest and most reliable ways to cook. It's the reason why many restaurants are able to put out delicious dishes with a consistent flavor.

All you need is the right equipment, and that hasn't always been available to those outside the resto crowd. Now that the secret is out on sous vide, gadgets like the Curtis Stone Sous Vide Cooker & Beverage Chiller are letting home chefs prepare their meals in a whole new way.

Sous vide is French for "under vacuum," and that's the secret to the consistency. To use this device, all you do is put your beef, poultry or seafood into an airtight bag, then drop it into a pot of water. Clamp the cooker onto the side, select your temperature on the LED display, and wait. It's that easy to get your entrees cooked evenly and all the way through, the same way every time.

With a simple switch, you can even turn this one into a beverage chiller for impromptu party coolers. Best of all, the Curtis Stone Sous Vide Cooker & Beverage Chiller is available now for 20% off the retail price. Read the rest

Secure up to 10 devices with this elite antivirus, now over 80% off

The more you use your computer, the more it becomes possible for others to use it too. Where there are anti-virus systems, there are hackers looking for a way to get around them.

That's why it's important to get software that doesn't just passively scout for viruses in the background. The folks behind GlassWire have the right idea, with a service that offers both protection and extensive monitoring that will enable you to make sure you're the only one logging on.

Certainly, GlassWire's firewall is an effective defense on its own. But what the software really does well is tracking. It monitors things in your network activity by app and geographic location and notifies you whenever a new app accesses the web from your system. It keeps tabs on any network activity that occurred while you were logged off and keeps an eye out for known threats and unexpected file changes. And, it lets you see all this info in an easily digestible visual format.

It even helps you use your computer more effectively by alerting you to possible bandwidth overages, and lets you clear your internet activity at a moment's notice.

Best of all, it does all this for up to 10 devices. Right now, you can pick up a three-year subscription to GlassWire Elite for a full 89% off the list price. Read the rest

Absorb best-selling books in minutes with this reading app

Knowledge is power. It's a cliché, but sometimes things turn into a cliché because they're true. If you're making your way through the world of business and entrepreneurship, it only makes sense to read about the insights of people who have climbed that ladder before you.

Trouble is, the modern workday doesn't leave a lot of time for reading - especially for those go-getters who might benefit the most.

That's where services like Readitfor.me can be a real life-saver, giving you the meat of self-help or business books in minutes rather than days or weeks.

The book summary service gives laser-focused breakdowns of some essential titles in the nonfiction world - bestsellers like The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, To Sell is Human, 10% Happier and many more. The current library has over 300 titles and is growing at around 100 additions every year.

Summaries are accessible as animated videos that distill the big ideas and water-cooler facts into bite-sized chunks that you can absorb over a quick lunch, coffee break, or lazy commute. That's a ton of time freed up to actually act on all that great information.

There's a number of plans available, but you can get access to them all on sale now. Pick up a 1-year subscription for $19.99, 5 years for $49.99, or a lifetime for just $99.99 today. Read the rest

The robot vacuum can map your house with incredible accuracy

As much as some of us fear the loss of our jobs to robots, there's one job we're pretty sure they are welcome to: vacuuming. There's nothing quite like kicking back and watching a robot vacuum do one of the most time-consuming tasks on the household chore list.

And there are few 'bots that do it quite like the Roborock S6 Robot Vacuum & Mop.

The power on this thing is a big highlight, combining 1500 rpm of suction with soft bristles that spin at 1350 rpm. It's a combo that makes short work of nearly any mess, and there's even a mopping function that gives hardwood floors an extra shine.

With a 32-bit quad processor, the Roborock S6 has brains as well as brawn. Its 14-sensor array helps it build a complete 360-degree view of your room, then plan the quickest route to get every inch. Want it to avoid the dog dish? It's a simple matter to draw virtual barriers in the accompanying app - no magnetic strips required.

The Roborock S6 Robot Vacuum & Mop with Adaptive Routing is now available for 7% off the regular retail price, but you can take an additional 15% off by using the online code BFSAVE15. Read the rest

5 innovative massage guns that can blast your aches away

Got some aches that a lazy rubdown won't put a dent in? Give your muscles an early Christmas with these massage guns. If you've never tried one, they're all designed to bring deep tissue relief, and they're all at Black Friday prices now.

JAWKU Muscle Blaster V2 Cordless Percussion Massage Gun

This cordless massager exerts up to 56 pounds of pressure, but you can tweak the vibration strength to suit any ache. With 4 hours of battery life, it's the perfect accessory to any after-workout routine. And with noise reduction technology, you won't interrupt anybody else's.

Sale Price: $249.99

MSRP: $299.99

Heroproof® BFGun X300 HyperDrive Percussive Therapy Muscle Massager

Wth five different attachments, this versatile massager can target any trouble spot from tiny trigger points to broad muscle groups. WhsperDrive technology keeps it super-silent while it increases blood flow and stretches tissue.

Sale Price: $259.95

MSRP: $299.95

Vortix Muscle Massager 2.0

The simple, ergonomic design makes this easy to use for anyone who needs quick relief. You can choose between 6 speeds and 4 adjustable heads to deliver the precise amount of vibration your muscles crave. Goodbye lactic acid, hello blood flow.

Sale Price: $174.99

MSRP: $199.99

TimTam All-New PowerMassager™

Loosen up those knots with this extremely light and portable massager. It's anything but light on pressure, though: The TimTam can vibrate at up to 2,500 strokes per minute and do it at a mere 25 dB. The 90 degree articulating head is great for reaching tough spots, too.

Sale Price: $199.00

MSRP: $249.00

Vortix Muscle Massager

The original Vortix sports a firm grip and six adjustable speed settings that allow you to tackle any areas of stiffness or spasming. Read the rest

Go from installation to system admin with this Linux training bundle

Just about everybody from small-time app developers to big database administrators loves Linux. But just because it's open-source doesn't mean its secrets are open to everybody.

For that, you need a comprehensive training program like the Complete Linux System Administrator Bundle.

If you're chasing any kind of career in coding, this is the online regimen that will put you on the quickest path to system admin.

The seven-course bundle includes a broad overview of Unix and Linux that will give beginners a firm foundation and can even teach experienced coders a few new shortcuts. You'll also get a variety of specialized classes, including a comprehensive look at the versatile and widely used Red Hat Linux platform and tutorials on bash scripting and app development.

Before long, you'll move on to top-level courses on the admin side of Linux. Classes on Python and OpenSUSE will enable you to maintain and protect even the largest networks.

All in all, it's nearly 120 hours of training that will serve you well on any IT resume. The entire package is now on sale for more than 95% off the list price. Read the rest

Break into Android app development with this Jetpack training bundle

If you want to be an app developer for Android, there's never been a better time. Languages like Kotlin are tailor-made for functionality, and the Jetpack suite of tools makes the whole process easier.

The only hurdle is learning your way around these tools, and that's where the Android Jetpack & App Development Certification Bundle can pave your way to a career on the creative side of the tech economy.

These linked courses not only teach you every aspect of these platforms but get you certified in their use. Check out what you get:

Android Jetpack Masterclass in Java - A complete walkthrough on Jetpack's functionalities, including (most importantly) the latest on its vast array of libraries. State-of-the-Art Android App Development in Kotlin - Kotlin is the language behind a range of tools that you'll need for any kind of development, both server and client-side. This course gets you familiar with its core concepts and how it works with JSON, Dagger 2 and other key programs. Build a Twitter-like App for Android - There's no education like experience. This hands-on walkthrough will let you use your newfound Kotlin and Firebase knowledge to create a working social media platform. Android Jetpack Masterclass in Kotlin - The perfect course to show you how well Jetpack works with the primary Android coding language. By the end of the lectures, you'll have first-hand understanding of concepts like data binding and the AndroidX libraries. Build a Tinder Clone for Android from Scratch - Ready to put your skills to work? Read the rest

More posts