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The Galaxy S9 looks identical to the S8 because we’ve reached peak smartphone design

Flat, buttonless, and glass. Is this what we have asked for or the best Samsung can do?

We’ll soon be seeing the Galaxy S9 on a stage in Spain, surrounded by words like “thin” and “stylish” or “ergonomic” and “organic” or any of a long list of the regular buzzwords we always hear. And if the early looks we’ve seen from leaked press materials are correct (and come on, they are) those words are true. But we  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ now available at B&H

Introduced last month during CES 2018, the Samsung Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ are now available for purchase in the US. Samsung did not mention anything about possible availability in North America at launch, so this is a surprise, albeit a welcome one. Interested parties can pick up the unlocked Samsung Galaxy A8 and Galaxy […]

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Honor 9 Lite review: Making a strong case to be the budget king

On balance, this is one of the finest budget phones around right now.

The quick take

Finally, a budget Honor phone that just about ticks every box. Previous offerings have usually been very good phones, but the omission of NFC, in particular, made them hard to recommend since it blocked off access to Google Pay.

The Honor 9 Lite isn’t exactly a trimmed down version of the Honor 9, with a tall aspect ratio display and four  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro benchmarks: Putting the Snapdragon 636 to the test

The Redmi Note 5 Pro gives us a first look at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636 platform.

Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi Note 5 Pro earlier this week in India, and among its many highlights is the fact that the phone is the first to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636 platform. Like the Snapdragon 660, the Snapdragon 636 is built on the 14nm node and brings Kryo cores to the mid-range category, with the chipset featuring eight Kryo 260  [Read More…]

Deal: Honor 9 Lite in UK comes with free wireless earphones (£70 value)

Available in both black and blue.

The Honor 9 Lite just launched in the United Kingdom earlier this month, and while the phone already packs a lot of value on its own, Honor is sweetening the deal even more by including a free pair of wireless earphones when buying it.

Honor’s including its own Sport Bluetooth Earphones with the Honor 9 Lite, and they feature the traditional design of two speakers connected by a single wire that  [Read More…]

PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset 2018: Should you upgrade?

There’s a new headset from Sony for your PlayStation, and you might consider the upgrade.

The original PlayStation Gold wireless headset is the perfect headset for gaming. In fact, it’s one of the better headsets you can use for just about anything. While it is a great headset, Sony has released a new updated version of the Gold headset. It looks very similar on the outside, but Sony promises a better all-around experience from this new model.

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The Fitbit Ionic is (still) a better fitness tracker than smartwatch

If you’ve read Daniel Bader’s excellent Fitbit Ionic review from September you already know that the device boasts a bold (if polarizing) design, backed up by one of the best health-tracking platforms on the planet, but mated to a somewhat sub-par software build. After a couple weeks of my own spent with the Ionic, I can report that that set of attributes – and the $ 299 price point – has remained mostly unchanged since. 

What has  [Read More…]

Samsung thinks the Galaxy S9’s new ringtone will be its best feature

Now we have a reason to be excited about the S9.

It’s hard to believe that we’re just a few short days away from the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S9. It seems like just yesterday we were swooning over the Galaxy S8, but Samsung is ready to wow us once again and show off what it’s been working on for so many months.

We’re expecting a fair amount from the Galaxy S9, including Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor,  [Read More…]

Grab a 4-pack of Sengled smart LED bulbs for just $27 right now

These bulbs got education.

This 4-pack of Sengled Element smart bulbs is down to one of the best prices we’ve seen. These bulbs normally sell for around $ 39, and they’ve never dropped lower than $ 35 through direct discounts. The coupon code OAVGQDYA offers a really big discount, dropping them down to $ 27.29.

These smart bulbs can be controlled by the free app or through a hub. If you don’t already have a hub, like  [Read More…]

Add a HDMI port to your new Chromebook with this $17 Anker adapter

Anker’s USB-C to HDMI adapter is only $ 16.79 with code ANKER836. It’s $ 24 without the code and has not had a direct price drop from that price in many, many months.

In The Wirecutter‘s roundup of the best USB-C adapters, they consider this one the best for anyone who wants to hook up a modern USB-C only laptop to an HDMI monitor or high-definition TV. Not only does this tiny adapter have a solid build quality  [Read More…]