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Galaxy Note 8’s Secure Wi-Fi VPN now powered by McAfee

McAfee’s now in charge of Secure Wi-Fi’s backend.

Earlier this month, Samsung released a new app for the Galaxy Note 8 called “Secure Wi-Fi” that aimed to protect users when on public Wi-Fi networks from potential threats and attackers. This came as a result of the KRACK WPA2 Wi-Fi vulnerability that was discovered in October, and Samsung’s now upgrading its Secure Wi-Fi service thanks to a new collaboration with McAfee.

With this collaboration, McAfee will now be  [Read More…]

The Mirabook is a laptop powered by your Samsung Galaxy S8, Note 8 or Huawei Mate 10

Remember the DeX dock which allows Samsung Galaxy S8 users to turn their Android phone into a desktop computer? But in order to do that, you’ll need a monitor and some peripherals including a mouse and keyboard. Which basically defeats the idea of portability associated with a smartphone. Well, the company Miraxess has come with […]

Xiaomi Mi Note 3 is a larger Mi 6 that’s powered by the Snapdragon 660

The Mi Note 3 is a China-exclusive model with several new firsts.

In addition to the bezel-less Mi Mix 2, Xiaomi launched the latest phone in the Mi Note series. The first two models in the Mi Note series featured 5.7 inch display — with last year’s variant featuring dual curved screens — but with the Mi Note 3, the company is taking a different approach. The phone is a larger variant of the Mi 6, with  [Read More…]

Huawei Mate 10 coming on October 16, powered by AI-centric Kirin 970

Huawei’s next-gen Mate flagship phone is coming on October 16th: get ready for the Huawei Mate 10. Details are still few on the phone, but here’s what we know.

You can expect both Huawei Mate 10 and a higher-specced Mate 10 Pro to be unveiled. Both will be powered by the Huawei Kirin 970 chipset, which Huawei unveiled at an IFA 2017 keynote. The Kirin 970 places a huge emphasis on artificial intelligence with a new on-board NPU  [Read More…]

This $39 30000mAh portable charger will keep your smartphone powered up for days

The Thrifter team has another deal — this time on a gigantic battery charger down to a great low price!

The Aukey USB-C 30000mAh portable charger is down to $ 38.99 with code AUPOWER8. This charger has predominantly sold for around $ 50 since its release earlier this year. Aukey releases a lot of coupon codes, which can be hard to track, but there have not been a lot of direct price drops on this charger ever before.

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Samsung’s latest flip phone is powered by the Snapdragon 821

Samsung’s high-end flip phone won’t be available outside of China, and that’s a shame.

There’s a thriving market for flip phones — particularly in Asian markets — and companies like Samsung and LG continue to roll out new models to meet the demand. Samsung’s latest offering is the Leader 8, a high-end flip phone that will be sold exclusively in China.

The Leader 8 certainly has a lot going for it: the phone is crafted out  [Read More…]

Standalone HTC Vive VR headset powered by the Snapdragon 835 is heading to China

HTC launches a standalone version of the Vive VR headset exclusively for the Chinese market.

Back at I/O 2017, Google announced that it is working with Qualcomm, HTC, and Lenovo to bring standalone VR headsets to the market. We now have a better idea of what these devices will look like, thanks to a standalone variant of the HTC Vive that’s destined for China. Dubbed Vive Standalone, the VR headset is powered by Qualcomm’s 10nm Snapdragon 835 platform, with  [Read More…]

These Galaxy S7 Battery Cases Can Keep You Powered Up

Keep your S7 charged up when you’re on the go with these battery cases.

If you’re finding that your Samsung Galaxy S7’s battery life is lacking these days, you might be in the market for a quality battery case to provide you some extra juice as you go about your day.

There’s a number of things to consider, depending on your specific needs such as budget, style, and which phone features are most important to you. While  [Read More…]

HTC allegedly working on a mid-range U11 powered by the Snapdragon 660

HTC is working on a Mini variant of the U11.

The HTC U11 is one of the best phones you can buy today, and it looks like the Taiwanese manufacturer is working on rolling out a Lifestyle or Mini variant that’s targeted at the mid-range segment. According to a series of tweets by noted HTC leaker LlabTooFeR, the device is codenamed Ocean Life, offering a 5.2-inch 1080p panel, 16MP rear and front cameras, Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Sense 9.0,  [Read More…]

This wall charger packs a 5000mAh battery inside to keep you powered up from anywhere for just $22

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a pair of charging accessories you’ll want to check out!

Battery life is something that continues to improve in phones and tablets, but not everyone can make it through the whole day on a single charge. Sure, you can carry around a spare wall charger and cable, or a battery pack, but what about if you could combine those into one? That’s what Anker’s PowerCore Fusion does,  [Read More…]