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Motorola Black Friday deals: Save buckets of cash on the Moto Z and a Moto Mod

$ 250 off Verizon and unlocked Moto Z bundles make Thanksgiving Santa especially jolly.

Motorola has posted their Black Friday deals, and if you’re in the market for a new Moto Z you’ll like what you see.

For the appetizer, you can save $ 100 on the second generation Moto 360. You also get free shipping and you can run it through Moto Maker for a bit of personal flair. $ 249 is a great price  [Read More…]

Tap-to-pay on its way for Android Wear?

A bit of digging around done by Android Police suggests that we may finally see tap-to-pay come to Android Wear. Evidence from the breakdown of the latest Google Play Services reveals code related to tap-to-pay, like: “Try holding your watch to the terminal again”. Tap-to-pay uses NFC to transfer data to complete and verify a

Amplifi HD Home Wi-Fi system review: Your next Wi-Fi router

Ubiquiti Networks’ Amplifi HD promises complete coverage and fast network speeds for your whole house. And it delivers.

Mesh networking isn’t exactly a new thing. But an affordable way to get started, and a setup routine that doesn’t need a network engineer to make everything work is new. Even Google is taking part of a recent consumer push for fast and easy mesh networking in your house with Google Wifi. Everyone needs fast internet for things  [Read More…]

Protect your OnePlus 3T with one of these cases for just $6

If you’re thinking about picking up a OnePlus 3, you’ll want to have a nice case to protect it from the first day. Ringke is currently offering up its clear back TPU bumper case for just $ 6 at Amazon with a coupon code. This is a 50% savings on the case, which is quite a deal, and at $ 6 there is very little reason that you wouldn’t grab one.

You can pick between an all  [Read More…]

Instagram borrows from Facebook, Snapchat with live video, expiring photos

What’s old is new again with Instagram’s latest update.

Instagram is beginning to roll out some new features that will seem oddly familiar to Snapchat users and fans of Facebook live videos. In its latest update, Instagram has added live video to Instagram Stories, along with disappearing images and videos in direct messages to friends and groups.

The update has yet to reach all users, but when it does you’ll find the new live video option  [Read More…]

Instant: A must-have app for people who live for life logging (review)

As smartphones become smarter, they are able to track more and more of our day. While some of us might start breaking out the tinfoil hats, worried about Big Brother tracking our every move, others are embracing all of the life logging that our pocket partners can offer. In comes Emberify’s Instant, a life log app with

Dealing with Daydream Controller issues

How do I fix my Daydream controller?

There isn’t a lot that can go wrong with Google Daydream, due in no small part to the way it gets used, but when something does happen it’s usually a problem with the controller. This tiny accessory is a Bluetooth controller with directional sensors so Daydream knows where it is positioned in space, and while that’s incredibly cool it also means Bluetooth bugs can mess up a gaming session.

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Moto Z getting Daydream support with Nougat update starting this week

Nougat is starting to roll out to the Moto Z this week!

It appears the rumors were true: the Moto Z and Moto Z Force on Verizon are the first of the company’s newest phones to receive updates to Android 7.0 Nougat, and with it, the first non-Google phones to receive support for Daydream VR.

According to Motorola, the Nougat update will begin rolling out “this week” to Moto Z and Moto Z Play on Verizon, with other  [Read More…]

Wind Mobile rebrands Freedom Mobile, launches LTE network in Toronto, Vancouver

It’s Freedom Mobile time!

Canada’s Wind Mobile has rebranded Freedom Mobile as it looks to move into a new phase of maturity under new owner, Shaw Communications.

The upside is this: while the orange branding remains in tact, Wind’s transition to Freedom Mobile decouples it from the often-controversial global Wind Mobile brand, and allows Shaw to move beyond the “new entrant” moniker into something that resembles a true competitor to the flanker brands of incumbents  [Read More…]

You can use Samsung Pay on your Gear S3 smartwatch with any Android phone

Buying a Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch but don’t have a Galaxy phone companion? It doesn’t matter, Samsung Pay will work on the wearable regardless of this aspect. Which is pretty awesome news. With the previous Gear S2, Samsung wasn’t so generous. You had to have a compatible Galaxy phone to be able to use Samsung