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What ever happened to the $200 smartphone? (Podcast)

Remember when pretty much every smartphone on the planet was priced $ 200 with a plan? Those were the good ol’ days, right? What happened? Why are phones now routinely approaching $ 800-$ 1,000 for a name brand flagship?

Is next-generation technology like AI, 5G, foldable displays, or desktop mode software worth the extra money to you? Phone makers sure hope so; they’re not going to slow down on innovation.

As we’ve seen in a number of reports, consumers are  [Read More…]

Minger’s discounted DreamColor LED light strip changes to fit the music

And you can control via your phone or with just your voice.

The Minger DreamColor 16.4-foot Wi-Fi LED light strip is down to $ 23.99 with code IP2YZJWP on Amazon. That’s down from a street price of $ 40 which it has never dropped from without a special coupon. These DreamColor lights are already more affordable than the likes of Philips Hue, but are a steal at $ 24.

This strip has RGB LEDs covering 16.4 feet.  [Read More…]

New on Amazon Prime Video: White Dragon, Lorena and Giant Beast

If you’re into murder and mysteries, the month of February is for you on Amazon Prime video.

It’s time for another new generation (yes, again) to discover Agatha Christie. The legacy of the author’s work is undeniable, and it’s back yet again as an Amazon Prime Original Series. The ABC Murders are up first and available in 4K with HDR.

Or if you want something a little more contemporary, there’s White Dragon, with a professor whose wife is  [Read More…]

Friday’s top deals: Bluetooth item trackers, USB-C chargers, and more!

On a daily basis there is no shortage of great deals to be had, but sometimes hunting them down can be a bit time consuming. Don’t let that drag you down, though. We’ve rounded up some of our absolute favorites from today that you simply can’t miss out on.

Lost and Found Tile Mate Bluetooth item tracker

Both the 4-pack of Tile Mate trackers and the Tile Combo 4-pack dropped to just $ 39.99.

$ 39.99 $ 60  [Read More…]

Save 68% on this Raspberry Pi 3B+ starter kit and instructions

If you’re looking for a fun new hobby for 2019, we’ve got something awesome to check out. Shop the AndroidGuys Deals Store and you’ll find the Complete Raspberry Pi 3B+ Starter Kit & Course Bundle with a steep discount.

What’s a Raspberry Pi?

Remember those sci-fi movies and TV shows that promised smart homes with remotely controlled lights and sensors? That’s no longer a fantasy; it is common among many newer houses and offices. A lot of what can be done  [Read More…]

How to update the software on your LG phone

LG’s reputation for releasing timely software updates isn’t stellar, but it’s improving. Whether it comes early or late, you’ll want to get the update as soon as it’s available for your phone rather than waiting. Your V40, G7, or other modern LG phone will alert you when new software is available, but it doesn’t always show up right away since LG rolls out the updates in phases, but you can check manually to hopefully speed up the process.

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Train to become an Oracle data management specialist for just $59

Getting a great career in the tech industry is a dream for many, but building the right set of skills can be tricky. Virtually every industry relies on analyzing data to understand how well the business is going. Because of this, there’s a growing demand for data management specialists.

If you’re reading this and thinking that’s great, but I couldn’t possibly go back to school to learn the skills necessary to land one of those jobs — well Android Central  [Read More…]

How does the Arlo Audio Doorbell work with an Arlo camera?

Best answer: The Arlo Audio Doorbell and Pro Camera work extremely well together when paired together and properly placed, but you’ll need the Arlo Base Station in order to make sure these products are connected.

Amazon: Arlo Audio Doorbell ($ 80) Amazon: Arlo Pro Camera ($ 140) Amazon: Arlo Base Station ($ 80) Seamless integration

As one would expect, the Audio Doorbell and Pro Camera from Arlo both work seamlessly together. They complement each other, but how  [Read More…]

Pick up a VicTsing wireless mouse for just $6 with this coupon code

It never hurts to have an extra mouse, especially at this price.

Amazon is offering the VicTsing MM057 Wireless Mouse for only $ 6 with the coupon code RUADHOCB. Typically this highly-rated mouse would run you $ 10.

The MM057 offers plug and play compatibility with Mac or PC thanks to its small USB receiver (stored in the bottom of the mouse when not in use) — perfect for taking the mouse on-the-go. The mouse body is  [Read More…]

How to change Eco Temperatures on a Nest Thermostat

Eco Temperatures on the Nest Thermostat help you save money, but what happens if you need to change them? Here’s a quick guide showing you how to do just that.

Products used in this guide Amazon: Nest Learning Thermostat (3rd Gen) ($ 217) B&H: Nest Thermostat E ($ 169) How to change Eco Temperatures using the actual thermostat Press on your Nest to bring up the menu. Select Settings from the menu and press again.

Scroll through the  [Read More…]