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The Pixel 2’s eSIM makes it dead simple to ditch your carrier for Project Fi

Google’s new Pixels have an ace up their sleeves.

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have what’s called an “eSIM” — essentially an embedded SIM card that can be activated and deactivated on the fly to emulate a physical SIM card. But you don’t have to know the details about how it works — you just need to know that it’s an amazing innovation that makes it dead easy to  [Read More…]

Nokia Steel HR makes a debut in the US, available for $180 and up

Looking for a Christmas gift for a tech-loving female family member or friend? Then you might want to take a look at the Nokia Steel HR hybrid smartwatch which just went on sale in the US. Pricing starts at $ 180, depending on the variant you purchase. Customers can pick between a 36mm variant, which is […]

Galaxy Note 8 makes its debut in India for ₹67,900

The Galaxy Note 8 will go on sale later this month.

Just a few short weeks after its global unveil, Samsung is launching the Galaxy Note 8 in India. The Galaxy S8 series was very well-received in the country, and there’s a healthy interest in the Galaxy Note line as well, which Samsung is eager to cater to.

As a reminder, the Galaxy Note 8 shares a similar design aesthetic as the Galaxy S8, with the  [Read More…]

This $11 Extech digital multimeter makes sure you’re never guessing around electricity

Whether building a PC or doing some other project around the house, the team at Thrifter knows you’ll need this multimeter to do it right!

Today’s Amazon Gold Box deal of the day features a couple of Extech products on sale. The Extech MiniTec digital multimeter is down to $ 10.99 until the end of the day. Tools like this have a long shelf-life, and this multimeter has been around since at least 2011. In all that time it  [Read More…]

Google Maps makes it easier to find parking with your phone

It’s hard enough getting where you want to go, but parking, once you get there, can be a trial in and of itself.

Public parking near most destinations in big cities isn’t exactly easy to find, and chances are unless you put the parking as your destination, you’re probably not lined up properly to get into it once Google Maps cheerfully states You Have Arrived. Google Maps knows that’s a big frustration and it’s starting to show parking around  [Read More…]

Bixby makes its global debut but still limited

We saw Samsung lining up the launch of Bixby only yesterday with updates to the core components of the virtual assistant. Today it seems that Samsung have finally pulled the trigger and updated the final component to mark the global release of Bixby. Just in time for the Note 8 launch, Samsung have finally flipped the […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 makes a premature appearance

The U.S unlocked Galaxy Note 8 will be announced to the world next week. Purposely avoiding the word revealed since leaked renders have given a view of almost every angle of the device. Despite not officially being available until next week, Samsung have listed the device in its online store. Model UZKAXAA, consistent with the […]

Nougat makes steady gains in August distribution numbers, but so does Marshmallow

Nougat is gaining momentum, but the going is slow.

The latest Android distribution numbers put Nougat adoption — including both 7.0 and 7.1 — at 13.5%, an increase of 2% from a month prior. Android 7.0 Nougat is installed on 12.3% of active Android devices, while 7.1 accounts for 1.2%.

An interesting trend over the last two months has been the rise of Marshmallow devices. After holding steady at 31.2% in both May and June, Marshmallow  [Read More…]

Samsung now makes the best phone for Google Daydream

To get the best experience on Daydream, you’ll want the best phone for the job.

Google Daydream delivers an excellent way to comfortably jump into and enjoy VR. Trying to figure out which phone is the absolute best for VR as well as be a solid phone can be a bit of a hassle. That’s why we’ve done the legwork with you!

From it’s excellent display, to better Bluetooth functionality, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is the absolute  [Read More…]

Plex live TV makes its way to Android phones and tablets

Having initially launched for Android TV, the regular app on phones and tablets is now getting live TV support.

When Plex live TV first launched it was made clear it was a staggered rollout where device support would get added over time. That time is now for Android phones and tablets with the mobile app joining the Android TV app in getting the new feature available to Plex Pass subscribers.

The update comes alongside a similar  [Read More…]