Tag Archive: World


Loot boxes and in-app purchases: A necessary evil or the scourge of the gaming world?

It’s time we talk about micro-transactions in video games.

You may have read about the controversy surrounding loot boxes and micro-transactions in full-priced video games. The topic has been a point of frustration for many of us, but it’s been getting a lot of attention over the past few weeks, largely due to EA’s recent attempts at implementing those mechanics in “Star Wars Battlefront 2.” If you need a refresher, our friends over at Windows Central have  [Read More…]

Huawei leaps past Apple to become the second-largest smartphone company in the world (for now)

Huawei is the second-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world.

The latest data from market research firm Counterpoint Research shows Huawei overtaking Apple to become the second-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Strong sales in June and July allowed the Chinese manufacturer to inch past Apple, but with a major iPhone launch on the cards next week, Huawei’s position in the rankings could turn out to be short-lived. Nevertheless, it is a big deal for Huawei.

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Charge your gear all over the world with this $16 adapter

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a way to charge your phones and computers no matter where in the world you travel!

Traveling out of the U.S. and still want to charge your phones and tablets? Amazon’s Gold Box deal of the day has the Poweradd international travel adapter kit for $ 18.99. Normally this kit hovers around $ 26. Today’s deal is the lowest price in almost a year.

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Xiaomi edges out Vivo to become the fifth-largest smartphone brand in the world

Xiaomi and OPPO see sizeable gains in Q2 2017 as Samsung and Apple occupy the top two spots.

Xiaomi is having a remarkable year, and the latest numbers from Strategy Analytics reflect that. The company has surged past Vivo to become the fifth-largest smartphone brand in the world in Q2 2017, recording shipments of 23.2 million phones. That’s a YoY increase of 58%, with Xiaomi now occupying a global market share of 6.4%.

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Dive into the world of Philips Hue with a refurb Starter Kit for $45

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with the most affordable way to get into the Philips Hue ecosystem!

We’ve seen a lot of Philips Hue deals lately, and they’ve all been quite popular. The folks at Daily Steals are getting in on the fun now, and are offering a refurbished 2nd-gen Starter Kit (white) for just $ 44.99 when you use the coupon code THRFTRHUE5. This is a $ 5 discount from the everyday Daily Steals  [Read More…]

“Hello world” – Nokia 8, 2017

Nokia being reborn under the HMD Global umbrella was one of the best piece of nostalgia that could have happened. For years we have wondered by a Nokia branded Android device may have looked like, and while this isn’t the Nokia we used to know and love, it’s pretty close. Don’t Miss: Nokia 8 could be […]

Samsung Level On Pro wireless headphones review: Leave buttons and the noisy world behind

Never leave home without headphones.

If I leave my phone at home, I’m gonna kick myself for forgetting. If I forget my headphones at home, I’m going back to get them every time. Headphones are the key to my sanity in a world of obnoxious coworkers, crying kids at the supermarket, and ridiculous noises. A good pair of headphones is as important as a good phone, because I’ll use the headphones just as much, if not more  [Read More…]

Unblock content from around the world with StreamJack TV (96% OFF today!)

With all of this talk about hacking and security breaches that permeates the media, you’ve likely wondered if you’re at risk. The short answer to this question is a resounding yes. You need to be doing something to better protect yourself against prying eyes. We’re not just talking keeping your email secure. You can pick […]

Enter the trippy, puzzling world of monsters with GNOG on PlayStation VR!

GNOG takes you on a musical, vivid ride, filled with brain teasing puzzles to solve!

GNOG is only available on PlayStation VR right now, but will be releasing on Steam later this year.

Immerse yourself in a world of bright colors while you try to solve each brain teasing puzzle that GNOG throws at you. Simple and fun gameplay, combined with amusing puzzles, will have you scratching your head and trying to figure out what you’re  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5 India review: Moving up in the world

OnePlus delivers a phone with a lot of potential, but you’re not getting as much value as previous generations.

OnePlus built its business model on selling phones at near-manufacturing cost. By operating exclusively online and relying on word-of-mouth marketing, the brand managed to cut down on the overhead that comes from maintaining an offline distribution network, passing on the savings to customers instead. That resulted in phones with top-notch specs that undercut “true” flagships by a significant  [Read More…]