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iFixit is now selling parts straight from Motorola

Not a knockoff.

iFixit has long been known for selling toolkits and providing guides on how to open consumer hardware so you can try your hand at fixing your phone instead of spending a bunch of money at a repair shop. iFixit has also sold replacement parts for various pieces of hardware so users can get their tools and replacement parts all in one go.

What’s been missing, until now, is support from a device manufacturer. But  [Read More…]

How to change your GPS location to watch shows from other countries

Streaming websites like Netflix, Hulu or the BBC offer an excellent way to fill up your lazy weekend, but they come with certain limitations.

Because these companies still do licensing deals on a country-by-country basis, a lot of the TV shows you might want to access and watch, might be locked down to a specific geographical region.

Even if you’re traveling to another country and want to catch up with your favorite shows, you might be confronted by the dark  [Read More…]

Best Buy Pixel 3s have to be activated first on Verizon before a SIM from another carrier can be used

Just a little head’s up for those of you who are planning to buy a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL from Best Buy.

Before you do so, you should know that the phones are SIM locked to Verizon. This means the phones need to be activated first at Big Red before you can start using a card from another carrier.

Big Red has confirmed for The Verge that once the Pixel 3 is activated on its network, the device  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 3s bought from Best Buy are apparently SIM locked to Verizon

This is not a great sign.

Verizon being the “exclusive” carrier for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is a bit of an annoyance because it reduces the options for getting the phones in a store and with incentives from other carriers. But now it looks like that exclusivity is more restrictive than in the past — Pixel 3s sold by Best Buy are seemingly SIM locked to Verizon. Early units being sold today (the first  [Read More…]

Rent superhero films and Marvel movies from Thor to the Incredibles for $2

Save yourself from boredom with these digital HD rentals at Amazon.

Amazon has a great deal running right now for fans of Marvel and superhero films; Prime members can rent a bunch of the best recent superhero films for just $ 1.99 each for a limited time. If you’re not currently a member, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial to change that and snag this offer.

Don’t have time this week? That’s okay as  [Read More…]

Pick up some new gear from the likes of Skagen, TaoTronics and more

In the past week, we have seen quite a few new products unveiled, and we still have a few weeks left of #phonepocalypse. To help tide us over in between all of these announcements, you’re likely going to want some accessories to go along with them.

The Weekend Recommender is our chance to share some of the better tech items that have recently crossed our path. What you’ll find below are a few products that we’ve spent time with over the last few  [Read More…]

Should you upgrade from the Pixel 2 XL to the Pixel 3 XL?

We’re a virtual company made up of tech experts from across the globe. We live and breathe Android phones, and use nearly every one to find the best phones for everyone.

Google Pixel 3 XL

Latest and greatest

$ 899 at Best Buy

Pros Large, high-quality screen. Great camera. Dual selfie cameras. Wireless charging. Cons No headphone jack. Large display notch.

Google refreshed its hardware and jumped to a 6.3-inch, 18.5:9 display — but it’s  [Read More…]

Interested in CAD and 3D printing? Dive deep with this 12-book bundle from Make

You’re probably at least passively familiar with 3D printing. It’s certainly not new and the benefits and applications continue to grow. Surely you’ve seen scale models, prototypes, toys, and other items printed from a 3D printer.

We’re now entering a different phase; Volkswagen, for instance, recently announced it was going to use metal printing know-how to craft spare parts like gear knobs and custom lettering. Things are getting quite serious for 3D printing. Are you ready?

Understanding CAD (computer-aided design)  [Read More…]

How to make a GIF from a PlayStation 4 video

Here we will show you a very simple way to make your gameplay video clips from your PlayStation 4 into awesome GIFs to share on your social media. The process is pretty painless and takes less than 5 minutes to do and you can create multiple GIFs from one video as easily as making one.

Products used in this guide Amazon: PlayStation 4 Pro ($ 510) Amazon: 16GB Memory Stick ($ 8) How to make a GIF on  [Read More…]

The Google Home Hub is running a different OS from other Smart Displays

Google’s also using a completely different processor — but why?

At Google’s big hardware event this Tuesday, the company announced a slew of new products — one of which was the Google Home Hub. The Home Hub is the latest Smart Display to hit the market and is essentially Google’s version of products like the Lenovo Smart Display and JBL Link View.

However, while Lenovo and JBL’s gadgets run something called Android Things (an Internet of Things  [Read More…]