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Vizio’s new Dolby Atmos home theater sound system makes its debut at $500

Your favorite films and shows get even better with these stellar sound bars.

Earlier this year, Vizio announced that it would begin offering Dolby Atmos and Google Chromecast audio support integrated into three new sound bars. While two of the sound bars have yet to see a release, the first has just been made available for order at select retailers such as Best Buy.

The first release from the new line is Vizio’s 5.1.2-Channel Soundbar System. At  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs. OnePlus 6: MrMobile’s $500 dilemma

Here’s something I heard a lot from viewers when I said that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 was actually worth the thousand bucks it costs: “no, dude.” See, it turns out a lot of folks don’t think any smartphone is worth a four-figure price point, no matter how fully-featured it is. It’s not just viewer feedback, either; I listen to a lot of tech podcasts, and nearly every time the Galaxy Note 9 was brought up in conversation  [Read More…]

Which is the better $500 phone? Moto Z3 Play vs Honor 10 View

Not everyone is willing to spend $ 700+ on the fanciest smartphone on the market. Fortunately, you can easily get a high-quality budget smartphone that doesn’t compromise on features.

In the past, the term “budget phone” was usually a warning rather than a tempting proposition. That’s not the case any longer today when the market abounds with top budget phones.

The recently announced Moto Z3 Play and Honor 10 View are excellent examples of phones in this category. And given  [Read More…]

Grab Samsung’s unlocked Galaxy S8 for $500 or S8+ for $590

Amazon has the unlocked 64GB Samsung Galaxy S8 on sale for just $ 499.99 and the larger Galaxy S8+ on sale for $ 589.99. These normally sell for $ 724.99 and $ 824.99 respectively, and these are the best prices that we’ve ever seen on them.

The Galaxy S8 received rave reviews when it launched. The smaller Galaxy S8 has a 5.8-inch display, while the larger S8+ has a 6.2-inch display. Internally, the phones are rather similar, with the only  [Read More…]

OnePlus 6 vs. Honor 10: What’s the best $500 phone available today?

The Honor 10 manages to hold its own next to the OnePlus 6.

OnePlus has laid claim to the mid-range price category over the last few years, offering a great software experience and hardware comparable to devices that cost several hundred dollars more. The OnePlus 6 is no different, with the phone featuring Qualcomm’s latest chipset, along with a new imaging sensor, updated design aesthetic, and much more.

OnePlus has steadily increased the cost with every generation,  [Read More…]

Best HDR-capable TVs under $500

HDR video needs the right display, and you can get a great one for under $ 500.

HDR can make a dramatic difference in how things on your TV look when you’re watching, and since more and more HDR content is being produced and released, your next TV should support it. Paired with a Chromecast Ultra, you can have your own theatre experience right in your home.

That doesn’t mean you have to break the bank, though.  [Read More…]

The latest Asus Chromebook Flip is $500 and all USB-C

A convertible with a big price tag.

Asus has announced the latest in its popular line of Chromebooks, the Flip C302, with a $ 500 price tag and all USB-C ports. Like Apple and, increasingly, the competition, Asus has decided to do away with full-sized USB-A ports in favor of the smaller, more versatile USB-C standard.

The Flip C302 features a hinge that allows the 12.5-inch screen to fold all the way back into a tablet form,  [Read More…]

Casio’s Smart Outdoor Watch launching March 25 for $500

Those looking for a rugged Android Wear smartwatch to use while fishing, hiking or any other myriad of outdoor activities will be able to get their hands on Casio’s Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10 starting March 25, the watch maker has announced. On launch, Casio says that the Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10 will be available from a number of retailers — including Amazon, the Google Store, REI Co-Op and Casio itself — for $ 500.

To recap, the  [Read More…]

Pornography app holds users hostage, demands $500 ransom

According to security company ZScaler, a malicious Android app disguised as a pornography viewer has been making the rounds. “Adult Player” is meant to offer viewers an adult video player, but instead turns pleasure into displeasure by taking sneaky pics with the front facing camera.

The app then holds the phone hostage and forces users to pay a $ US500 ransom through PayPal. It stays persistent even if the user attempts to uninstall to, and frequently pops up over the  [Read More…]

Google buying satellite firm Skybox Imagery for $500 million

Google is buying the satellite imagery company Skybox Imagery for half a billion dollars. Google has used imagery from Landsat satellites for much of their mapping images, though in recent years they’ve been replacing that with detailed orbital shots from a variety of sources. Adding a satellite imaging company to their portfolio will enable Google to more quickly and accurately update their satellite maps.

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