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This coupon saves you $100 when buying two of Amazon’s brand new Alexa-powered Echo Show

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a deal on the brand new Echo Show!

Amazon has just officially unveiled the Echo Show, its latest Alexa-powered device, and the company is already offering a discount if you buy two of them. You can save $ 100 when using the coupon SHOW2PACK, dropping the price down to just $ 359.98. With the ability to make video calls, monitor your front door and more from the Echo Show,  [Read More…]

AT&T’s ‘5G Evolution’ network isn’t a brand (new) problem

AT&T told us it would be rolling out its 5G lie back in February. At the time, no one cared. Here’s why we still shouldn’t care.

In February, AT&T announced that it would launch something called a 5G Evolution network in Austin later in the year. At the time, no one paid the announcement much attention because it was filtered in with a larger, seemingly more-important pronouncement: that AT&T was moving towards real 5G trials, also in  [Read More…]

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus go official with a brand new Infinity Display and 64GB of Storage

It’s finally here. The incredibly anticipated, oft-leaked, and redesigned Samsung Galaxy S flagship was officially announced today at an event in New York. Samsung took the wraps off two different devices, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and its big brother, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. Here’s how the specs look on two devices. Samsung Galaxy S8 […]

Android 7.1.2 beta 2 for Pixel C adds Pixel launcher, brand new multitasking interface

A great sign of cohesion for the old Pixel C getting with the times.

Android 7.1.2 beta 2 has started rolling out for Pixels and Nexuses, bringing some older devices up to speed with some new features. Sliding under the radar, at first, was the Pixel C, which actually seems to have received the largest changes. The latest beta release includes the Pixel launcher, as well as a brand new multitasking interface that makes multi-window management a  [Read More…]

Qualcomm Snapdragon brand changing to reflect its ‘platform’ capabilities

There’s more in that chip than just a CPU.

Most of the phones we know and love run on Qualcomm Snapdragon processors of some sort, and have for many years. But in the time since Snapdragon processors became popular, a lot has changed, and these “processors” aren’t just CPUs — as much as we’re all guilty of simply calling them that.

For that reason, Qualcomm is going to begin changing its branding and messaging in relation to Snapdragon processors  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: OnePlus, brand experience, and phones as a gateway drug

OnePlus has an unconventional approach to selling phones — and that’s because phones are just an entry point.

Until recently, I’ve watched the OnePlus phenomenon from the outside. The brand’s earlier efforts didn’t really sway me, and I was turned off by the numerous (and well–documented) PR blunders. This year, with the OnePlus 3, the company finally grew up, with a great phone at a great price and basically no drama or associated bullshit.

But the  [Read More…]

Enter now to win a brand new Google Pixel XL (Giveaway)

By now you’ve likely heard of the ultra popular Google Pixel XL Android and its rave reviews. If not, you’re missing out on one of the best phones of 2016. The Pixel XL was recently released and is so popular that Google can’t even keep it on shelves for ordering. It runs the latest version

Enter now to win a brand new Google Pixel XL (Giveaway)

Happy Friday! I’m sure you’ve heard of the ultra popular Google Pixel XL Android smartphone that is getting rave reviews. If not, you’re missing out on one of the best phones of 2016. The Pixel XL was recently released and is so popular that Google can’t even keep it on shelves for ordering. It runs

Lenovo ships 14 million smartphones in Q2, Moto brand sees 40% surge

Lenovo has posted its financial results for the quarter ending September 30, 2016 (second fiscal quarter). The company announced a net profit of $ 157 million, a turnaround from the $ 842 million loss resulting from restructuring efforts in Q2 2015. Overall revenue was $ 11.2 billion, an 8% YoY decrease but an increase of 12% from the previous quarter.

Lenovo shipped 14 million phones in the quarter, resulting in a 25% increase from Q1 2015.  [Read More…]

Should Samsung kill off the Galaxy Note brand?

Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 disaster continues to make headlines, in the wake of the company announcing it will cease production of the dangerous phablet. Yes, the Galaxy Note7 is dead, but the fact raises an important question: what does this mean for the future of the Galaxy Note brand? Contrary to what some people might think,