PCR's top stories of the week: November 29th, 2013

A look at the most popular stories on PCR this week
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A look at the most popular stories on PCR this week

We take a look at this week's most talked about stories, including the latest Black Friday deals and Nokia’s iPad-bashing TV advert.

Amazon's UK Black Friday 2013 sale launches

Amazon’s Black Friday has hit the UK with week-long and lightning deals on tech goods.

Although an American tradition, Black Friday has been working its way across the pond over the past few years. It’s also evolved from a shopping day to mark the start of the US festive season, into a week’s worth of bargains ending on Cyber Monday (December 2nd) – the busiest online shopping day of the year.

John Lewis announces Black Friday sale

John Lewis has confirmed its deals for Black Friday, which include offering up to 50 per cent off of electrical products.

The retailer has also promised that it’s ‘Never Knowingly Undersold’ policy will extend to the sales, meaning that it will match the price of any Black Friday offers from its competitors.

Nokia bashes iPad Air in Lumia 2520 advert

Nokia has taken a leaf out of new boss Microsoft’s book and released an advert that takes a dig out of Apple.

While the new Lumia ad might not be as brave as Microsoft's other offerings by actually saying it’s an iPad, it’s clear that the advert is mocking Apple’s new tablet, with the voice over calling it ‘thinner than a pencil’ and saying it ‘has been to space’.

DDR4 delayed until spring 2014

Crucial has said its next generation memory will not be released this year.

The memory maker originally said that its new DDR4 DRAM modules would arrive in late 2013, but in an official statement sent to PCR, Crucial said: “Earlier this year, Crucial announced future availability of our new DDR4 DRAM modules which will enable the next-generation of consumer and enterprise computing products.

International Space Station infected with virus from Russian USB stick

The ISS was infected by a virus carried onboard inside a USB stick by Russian astronauts, Eugene Kaspersky has said.

Kaspersky, the eponymous head of security firm Kaspersky Lab, added that the event was one of several “virus epidemics” to take place on the space station.