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The $159 Amazfit Verge smartwatch is now up for pre-order in the U.S.

The Verge is a fitness-focused smartwatch from the Xiaomi-backed Amazfit.

Amazfit made its formal debut in the U.S. earlier this year with the $ 79 Bip, and the company is launching its latest smartwatch in the country, the $ 159 Verge. The fitness-focused smartwatch comes with GPS + GLONASS for tracking workouts indepently of your phone, and it can automatically identify 11 forms of activities, including running, walking, climbing, cycling, tennis, and more.

There’s a 1.3-inch AMOLED  [Read More…]

OPPO R17 Pro with triple rear cameras and 50W fast charging debuts in India

The R17 Pro goes up against the likes of the OnePlus 6T and Vivo NEX in the country.

After primarily catering to the mid-range market in previous years, OPPO has introduced its flagship Find X in India earlier this year. The company is continuing to build on that momentum and has introduced the R17 Pro in the country, the first devices from the R series to make their debut in India.

The phone features a 6.4-inch FHD+  [Read More…]

Verizon is launching RCS Chat on the Pixel 3/3XL starting Dec. 6

Universal Profile RCS chat is coming to the Pixels later this week.

Two weeks ago, Verizon announced it will kick off support for RCS — the messaging standard that’s set to replace SMS — from early 2019, and the carrier confirmed via a Reddit thread that it will roll out the RCS chat feature on the Pixel 3 and 3 XL from December 6.

The latest Pixels will be the first phones on Verizon to pick up  [Read More…]

Make your Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition work for you with Parent Dashboard

Amazon offers a wide range of parental controls to help you oversee the content and the amount of time your child has access to all of the wondrous things they can do with Alexa on the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition, or any Amazon Echo device.

Parental controls can be a hassle to set up — and even more so to come back and edit — but Amazon has made things as painless as possible by including the  [Read More…]

Learn more from your body temperature with the $69 Nokia Thermo Thermometer

This app-enabled thermometer gives health advice and more.

These days, thermometers can accomplish much more than just telling you your body’s temperature. Right now, one of the more advanced thermometers on the market, the Nokia Thermo Smart Temporal Thermometer, is on sale at Amazon for a new low price of $ 68.95. Today’s deal saves you nearly $ 20 off its average price there, though it sometimes sells for up to $ 100.

The Nokia Thermo is  [Read More…]

Snapdragon 855 is Qualcomm’s next flagship mobile platform built for 5G

Here’s a new processor for you to lust after.

It’s official: the latest and greatest mobile platform from Qualcomm to lust after is the Snapdragon 855. The name and initial details were unveiled during the company’s annual “Tech Summit” in Hawaii, where it’s taking a full week to unveil its upcoming plans for mobile computing and networks.

Qualcomm is, of course, talking up the Snapdragon 855’s 5G capabilities as we get ready to head into  [Read More…]

Google Sounds brings Pixel ringtone and visuals to other Android phones

At least, it will once the app is actually ready to launch.

An app from Google called Sounds recently surfaced on the Play Store that, when installed on compatible phones, enables a collection of alarms, ringtones, and notification sounds previously only available for the Pixel. You’ll also get the visualizations that go with them — those flowing gradients of soft, muted colors that show up on the display of a Pixel when, say, your alarm goes off  [Read More…]

Race to Costco and snag the $358 Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Bundle

It pays to be Costco member.

Cyber Monday offered a few deals on the Nintendo Switch last week, but if you weren’t lucky enough to grab one then, Costco has an offer for its members that’s worth taking a look at. Right now, you can pick up Costco’s Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Bundle for $ 349.99 plus $ 7.99 shipping, though this offer is for members only! You can start a membership today to take advantage  [Read More…]

Sprint is working with Samsung on a 5G phone, too

First there was Verizon, which officially announced it was working with Samsung to launch its first 5G smartphone sometime in the early half of 2019.

Soon after that AT&T weighed in, confirming that it would also be launching a Samsung 5G smartphone in the spring of next year. And now here we are with Sprint rolling in hot with its own confirmation that it will be working with Samsung for its own 5G device rollout next year as well.

Sprint’s Vice President  [Read More…]

Work wherever with the durable $23 Targus CityLite Laptop Bag

Now at its lowest price yet.

The well-reviewed Targus CityLite Laptop Bag was designed to hold everything you’ll need to conduct your work on-the-go, and right now you can pick it up at Amazon in Black/Grey for just $ 22.99. That scores you this bag at its lowest price ever, which it has only reached once before back in early 2015. It sells for around $ 37 on average and was recently selling for as much as  [Read More…]