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Reset and recuperate with friends both online and off.

Weekends are all about taking time to shake away the work-week brain dust. No matter your job, work can get stressful and everyone needs to find time to step away and remember how to enjoy themselves. That could mean something quiet and relaxing or extreme and adrenaline pumping, or anything in-between. And while you’re winding down from it all here’s the place where you can get together with friends and  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo Show expanding to the UK and Germany, pre-orders open now

This hasn’t always been one of Amazon’s strong suits.

Amazon’s only Echo product with a screen, the Echo Show, is expanding to the UK and Germany, the company announced at a hardware event today alongside several other Echo-related announcements. Pre-orders are kicking off now, and pricing is set at £199 in the UK and €219 in Germany.

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Image credit: Ry Crist

Amazon is known for being rather slow to bring its products outside  [Read More…]

Open your door with just a touch using the $210 Kwikset Kevo

This smart lock offers multiple ways to get into your home without a key while keeping it secure when you’re away!

Update: The last deal we shared on this smart lock saw the Venetian Bronze color drop to $ 200. This deal applies to the Satin Nickel version and sees it drop to $ 210, which is a great price.

The Kwikset Kevo 2nd generation touch-to-open Bluetooth smart lock is down to $ 210 on Amazon right now.  [Read More…]

Close-mindedness and the open internet

Thoughts from a pretty weird, disturbing Saturday.

I was supposed to be watching tennis. Instead, I had my neck bent at an uncomfortable angle, my fingers scrolling through a Twitter timeline that would prove to engulf my day and imbue it with a frenetic energy that, sitting on a couch hundreds of miles away, I had trouble controlling.

What happened in Charlottesville unfolded in real time, on Twitter and elsewhere, similar to other events that we now, months or  [Read More…]

OnePlus 3 and 3T Open Beta now supports two instances of the same app

A new OnePlus 3 and 3T beta adds a useful and interesting new feature.

OnePlus appears to be using the Open Beta channel of its OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T models to experiment with features that may never reach the stable version of its new phone, the OnePlus 5.

Its latest improvement to the Open Beta, versions 21 and 12 respectively, add an interesting new feature called Parallel Apps, which lets you run two instances of the  [Read More…]

How to watch the British Open on your Android phone

The British Open starts today, and you can watch it right from your phone!

Golf fans everywhere already know what today is: the Open Championship, also known as the British Open, starts today. If you don’t want to miss a moment, or you want to rewatch the best moments, then you’ll need to know how to watch using your phone. While this is a bit tricky because of when most coverage is airing, you can take advantage  [Read More…]

Android is an open road, not a dead end

Android is what you see and touch, not the tech behind it.

A recent article at OSNews called “Android is a dead end” brings up some good points to think about. While I think the conclusion is wrong, it does touch some important changes that are likely going to happen with Android. At least the phone OS version of Android. You should take a moment and read through it, if for nothing else than a different perspective.

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Nokia 6 registrations are now open on Amazon India

Only registered users will be able to buy the Nokia 6 during its first flash sale on July 23.

The Nokia 6 will be launching in India next week, with the phone exclusively sold on Amazon India. The retailer has kicked off registrations for the first sale on July 23, and if you’re interested in what Nokia has to offer, you should register your interest right away.

To recount, the Nokia 6 sits at the top  [Read More…]

OnePlus 3/3T gain new launcher, optimizations in latest Open Beta

Even if everyone’s eyes are on the newly released OnePlus 5, OnePlus is not neglecting its older flagships. The company has started rolling out the next OxygenOS Open Beta update for OnePlus 3/3T which bumps the software version to number 19 and 10 respectively. The two changelogs are quite similar, which means both phones are […]

OnePlus 3/3T get an updated launcher with dynamic icons in latest open beta

OnePlus continues to improve OxygenOS with a host of new feature additions.

The OxygenOS open beta 10 is now rolling out to the OnePlus 3T (open beta 19 for the OnePlus 3), offering a slew of new features. The OnePlus Launcher has picked up an update to version 2.1, adding support for dynamic icons for the weather and calendar apps, along with controls for home screen grid and custom customizations. The app drawer now stores a history of your  [Read More…]