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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…]

Google just unveiled the most anti-dark mode Gmail interface ever

That is a really, really white app.

It’s hard to believe we’re coming up on a year since Google redesigned the Gmail web interface, which was sorely needed at the time. Now the Gmail mobile apps for Android and iOS are getting the same treatment to further synchronize the design and features of the service across all platforms.

Gmail is adding the ‘smart’ features from the desktop, and cleaning up the interface.

With an update arriving in  [Read More…]

Amazon’s Fire HD 8 tablet is back down to its best ever price for one day

Save on the new and improved Fire HD 8 tablet.

The latest Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet is down to $ 49.99 for one day only. That’s $ 30 off this recently-released device and a match for the lowest price we’ve seen to date. The last time we saw this price was around Black Friday and in the run up to the holidays before the price jumped back up to $ 80. The deal applies to all  [Read More…]

Amazon’s waterproof Kindle Paperwhite is on sale for its best ever price

There’s nothing quite like a good book, and this slim device gives you access to a veritable trove of them.

The all-new Kindle Paperwhite is down to $ 89.99 at Amazon for one day only. That’s $ 40 off this recently-released device, and the most significant price drop in its history. The Paperwhite didn’t go on sale for Black Friday and saw its first price drop just before Christmas. Today’s deal beats that drop by a further  [Read More…]

This $41 bundle is all the training you’ll ever need to build websites from scratch

It’s no secret that having a website is an important factor to success for personal brands or companies. It’s nearly impossible to compete without some form of online presence. And, while the tools are better than ever for creating a website with no experience, there’s nothing like a good, solid education.

To be sure, there are more than a couple of drag-and-drop website builders floating around, and it is fairly easy to get started. However, this doesn’t do anything to  [Read More…]

Thanks to Google Photos, I’ll always be able to remember the best dog ever

No matter how hard you try, saving every memory is an impossible feat. Let Google Photos do it for you.

Sammy was a good boy. He would snuff to get my attention and toss me a high-five to try and get a piece of my sandwich (it always worked). He’d also remind me when it was bedtime if I stayed up too late. He was also well-mannered and would patiently walk alongside my slower-than-dog self while sitting  [Read More…]

The highly-rated Bose SoundLink Micro is back down to its lowest ever price

Portable. Waterproof. Rugged.

The Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth speaker is back down to its lowest ever price for Black Friday. Currently selling for $ 69 in all three color options, the wireless speaker $ 30 less than it usually goes for. The last time we saw a price this good for it was back in July for Prime Day, so make the most of this limited-time discount while you can. It’s available in black, midnight blue and  [Read More…]

The Pixel 3 is quickly becoming my favorite phone ever

I take for granted that people pay the same attention to the Pixel line as I do. I mean, I’ve been looking for something like the Pixel 3 since I began reviewing phones almost 10 years ago. A product that doesn’t wear its specs on its sleeves but instead focuses on optimizing the experience for the way I actually use a phone throughout the day.

In my time using the Pixel 3, I’ve returned to one thought again  [Read More…]

The GW100 are Grado’s first wireless Bluetooth headphones ever

New is always exciting.

Grado Labs is not a company like Anker or SkullCandy. They don’t make thousands of products for every sound and every ear. Instead, Grado makes a few select headphones… hand makes them, in fact, in Brooklyn, NY… and what they do make is usually top of the line. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is the motto Grado has lived by since the 50s (you know, probably). That’s why it’s surprising to see Grado  [Read More…]

Deal: Essential Phone at its lowest price ever on Amazon

The Essential Phone didn’t turn out to be the breakout hit that creator Andy Rubin hoped for. Instead, it has seen complaints about the camera since day one and seen continuous price drops.

The latest sees it drop down to $ 224 on Amazon, the cheapest price it has ever been. Even cheaper than the Prime Day deal of $ 250 or the deal for $ 240 over the weekend, which was already a steal for this phone.

The Essential  [Read More…]