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Amazon's Black Friday SanDisk sale discounts microSD cards, flash drives, and more

These prices are incredible, and won't last long! SanDisk has a bunch of its memory cards, microSD cards, flash drives and more on sale today. Some of these deals will sell out fast, so don't miss out. Some of the big deals to check out are the 200GB microSD card for $49.99, the 128GB USB 3.0 ...

This is the best deal you'll find on a Google Wifi 3-pack this holiday season

Here's your chance to save a few extra bucks on a Google Wifi system! Google Wifi, the company's first mesh internet setup, has been quite popular since its release. At first, it was pretty hard to find, and we've never really seen any great deals on it, until now. You can pick up a 3-pack from ...

The Platonic ideal of a smartphone

This week, Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Russell Holly dig in with the OnePlus 5T and try to figure out why it seems like almost all smartphones are starting to look alike. They also talk about the importance of buying a phone for what it can do now — not what it might be capable of ...

Watch your favorite shows in 4K with the $48 Roku Streaming Stick+ player

The most affordable way to stream in 4K. You don't say? Hit play! Yay! Add 4K streaming to your daily routine with the Roku Streaming Stick+ for $48 on Amazon. This is part of Roku's newest lineup of products and just released at $70 in October. It has never sold lower than that. Not only is ...

Best Fitbit Tracker

Best overall Best for athletes Best for beginners Best for fashion Best overall Fitbit Charge 2 See at Amazon The Fitbit Charge 2 is the best Fitbit for more people because it does almost everything well, and is comfortable to wear for long periods of time. Like all Fitbit products, it tracks steps, ...

This $99 Blue Yeti USB mic includes Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Step up your audio game with a Blue Yeti USB Microphone. Is this deal for me? Amazon is offering the Blue Microphone USB Condenser Microphone and Ghost Recon: Wildlands for just $99 while supplies last. Amazon was recently selling this bundle for $140, but it fell to $110 a couple of ...

Android Wear 2.6 adds Recent Apps complication, download progress indicator, and more

The 2.6 update is available now through the Play Store. If you're still the proud owner of an Android Wear watch, we've got some good news to brighten up your Wednesday morning. Version 2.6 for Android Wear was recently made available for download in the Google Play Store through its companion phone ...

Best Phone for Gamers

Best overall Best for smoothness Best value Best for accessories Best overall Samsung Galaxy S8 See at Amazon See at AT&T See at Sprint See at T-Mobile See at Verizon It should come as little surprise that the Samsung Galaxy S7 has been dethroned as the best phone for gamers by its follow up, the ...

Facebook Messenger now supports sharing of 4K pictures

Just in time for sharing family photos after Thanksgiving dinner. Facebook Messenger has seen a lot of new features added to it over the years. You can use Messenger to play games, check your PayPal balance, send money to friends, and plenty more. These expanded features are great, but the latest ...

Amazon Cloud Cam vs. Nest Cam vs. Arlo: Which connected camera should you buy?

Whether you want to keep an eye on things inside or out, Amazon, Nest and Arlo have some great options for home security cameras. There's hardly a dearth of home security cameras these days. Long gone is the necessity of professional installation — now it's just a matter of figuring out where ...

Grab a Huawei Watch 2 for $180, Band 2 Pro for $50, Mate 9 bundle for $399 and more

Whether you need a phone, tablet, or watch, you won't want to miss this deal! Is this deal for me? As part of its Gold Box deals of the day, Amazon currently has some pretty aggressive discounts on a variety of Huawei products today. From the Huawei Watch 2 to the Band 2 fitness tracker, and even ...

Are you going to buy a OnePlus 5T?

The OnePlus 5T is one of the best ways you can spend $500 on a new phone, and as you'd expect, that's made a lot of people very interested in it. OnePlus officially made the 5T available for purchase on November 21, and just six hours after the phone's initial launch, OnePlus reported that the ...

Pixel 2 vs. iPhone X: Which does the best portrait selfie?

How much stronger does Portrait Mode make your selfie game, and which phone does it better? Portrait Selfies are my favorite thing happening in smartphones right now. I can feel your eyes rolling as you read this, but hear me out for a moment. On a technical level, we're seeing a massive push to ...

Xiaomi's excellent Mi Robot Vacuum is on sale for just $269

Xiaomi's Mi Robot Vacuum, Mi Max 2 phablet, and Mi Note 2 are heavily discounted right now. Xiaomi's Mi Robot Vacuum is one of the best products in this category. It's affordable, has a minimalist design aesthetic, and features a powerful 1800Pa motor that does a magnificent job of cleaning the ...

OnePlus 5T is now the company's fastest selling phone

After just six hours of sales, the OnePlus 5T becomes the company's fastest selling device. Availability of the OnePlus 5T kicked off yesterday, and the company is now announcing that after six hours of sales, the phone is its fastest selling device yet. The OnePlus 5T brings a new 18:9 display with ...

Amazon's Fire 10 HD tablet is only £110 right now

Amazon has slashed the price of its Fire tablets with the 10 HD coming in at only £110! For a limited time only — this promotion will only last until stock runs out, and at these prices, we bet it won't take long! — Amazon UK is offering some substantial discounts on its Fire ...

Google Lens now available via Assistant on Pixel phones

Lens is rolling out now and will be available for everyone in a few weeks' time. When the Pixel 2 launched this past October, one of its new software tricks was Google Lens. Up until this point, the only way to actually use Lens was by taking a picture, going to Google Photos, and then tapping the ...

Google has been secretly collecting Android users' cell tower locations, risking a hit to its reputation

Google failed to disclose a pretty severe privacy violation and that's bad for everyone, especially Android users. Google makes no secret of the amount of user data it collects when someone signs up for its services. More so when he or she uses an Android phone. Given that Google is predominantly an ...

Uber covered up a hack that compromised 57 million accounts

Uber was hacked. 50 million rider accounts were accessed. 7 million driver accounts as well. And Uber paid $100,000 to cover it all up. Uber has revealed that, in late 2016, two hackers stole email addresses and phone numbers from Uber rider accounts, and the license numbers from U.S. driver ...

Amazon is offering up to $100 off Sonos speakers right now

One of our favorite deals is available ahead of Friday! Right now you can score up to $100 off select Sonos speakers at Amazon. This deal includes the first discount on the Sonos One, dropping it down to just $174.99. The Sonos One is the company's first speaker that builds Alexa right into ...

Samsung's Android tablets are down to as low as $100 at Amazon

There's a whole lot of tablets on sale right now! Is this deal for me? Amazon currently has a whole bunch of Samsung Android tablets on sale, with prices starting as low as just $99.99. There are variations of the Galaxy Tab A, and Tab S3, both in different colors and storage capacities. These ...

FCC unveils plans to roll back net neutrality rules

The Federal Communications Commission has unveiled its plans to roll back "net neutrality" regulations. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today released a draft order that would roll back rules put in place during the Obama administration, which were intended to ensure equal access to all content on the ...

Swappa now lets you buy and sell smart home devices

Want to sell your Google Home in preparation for the Home Max? Swappa has you covered. If you've ever bought or sold a used phone, chances are you did it through Swappa. Swappa is one of the better sites around for safely and easily swapping out your old hardware for something new, and the site ...

Samsung Galaxy S9 supposedly shows up in case render

Get your speculation glasses out. Samsung's Galaxy S8 is widely considered to be one of the best phones of 2017, and rightly so. The S8 has a phenomenal display, gorgeous build, excellent cameras, the list goes on. As you'd expect, this has made a lot of people rather anxious for the Galaxy S9 that ...

How to transfer your Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp progress to your current region game

Don't lose all of the game progress when you switch back to your current region Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp game! If you side-loaded the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp .APK to an Android device or changed regions on your iTunes account in order to play the game early, you can preserve the past ...

Best Tablets for Kids 2017

If you're in the market for kid-friendly tablets, we've got a list of contenders. Every kid wants a tablet. They're fun, portable, easy to use, and they keep the little ones entertained. If your children have seen you working on a tablet, chances are they want to play, too. Deciding to invest in a ...

OnePlus 5T: Should you pay extra for 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage?

Everyone wants more, but that's usually dependent on cost as well. Like the OnePlus 5, we once again have two distinct models of the OnePlus 5T, giving you a choice of RAM and storage options for a nominal increase in price. You can stick with the default 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, which is ...

YouTube is back on the Echo Show, in a browser, with ads in tow

The best reason to buy an Echo Show is back, even if it's not quite as good as it was originally. Our long national nightmare is over. The Amazon Echo Show — Amazon's $229 Alexa-powered Echo with a touchscreen — can watch dog videos on YouTube once more. Or cat videos. Any videos, ...

HTC U11 and U11+: Everything you need to know!

The HTC U11 and U11+ represent a new direction for the Taiwanese company, featuring an all-glass build, great camera and squeeze input. HTC has, to put it lightly, seen better days. And years. In 2017, the company is trying an all-new design language to entice customers. Gone are the solid metal ...

Black Friday 2017, powered by Thrifter!

Black Friday is right around the corner and trying to get prepared for it can be overwhelming — and that's where Thrifter steps in. We will be bringing you all of the leaked ads, analysis on the best deals and so much more leading up to the big day. Be sure you are following us on Twitter, ...

OnePlus 5T launch event: A spectacular new view to remember

On November 16, all eyes were on OnePlus in Brooklyn. The sun was poking through the clouds on a cold, windy day in New York last week, but there were dozens of fans and enthusiasts lined up outside Villain, a converted warehouse in Brooklyn, to get a chance to meet the OnePlus 5T. Once inside, fans ...

Why spending $1000 on a Pixelbook was the right decision

The Pixelbook is the best view of Chrome today, with an eye towards what the platform will become in the future. "It's absurd to spend $1,000 on a web browser." That's what I've been hearing a lot in relation to Google's new Pixelbook laptop. But calling Chrome OS "a web browser" is a plain ...

Skyrim on PlayStation VR: Tips and tricks for survival!

Skyrim can be an unforgiving place, but these tricks ought to help you thrive. Skyrim has arrived for PlayStation VR allowing you the ability to really feel like you are traveling the world. This huge, open world game has dragons, magic, combat, necromancers, vampires...and a whole lot more. While ...

Please don't buy a crappy cheap tablet on Black Friday

You owe it to yourself to avoid buying something terrible. We've all been there, scrolling down the list of sales online or flipping through the heap of ads that arrive in the newspapers that week. A tablet that was "regularly priced at $199" is going to be available for $50, but only to the ...

Samsung Pay is now available in Mexico

Samsung Pay's expansion throughout other countries heads south of the border. Android Pay has grown into an incredibly solid mobile payment service over the years, but for a lot of folks, Samsung Pay still reigns supreme. The ability to make payments at both NFC and MST terminals has put Samsung Pay ...

Best Medium-Sized Android Phone

Best overall Best for simplicity Best for camera buffs Best for less Best overall Samsung Galaxy S8 See at Verizon See at AT&T See at T-Mobile See at Sprint See at Best Buy The Galaxy S8 is an easy pick for best medium-sized phone, and it's one that is most likely going to feel substantial while ...

How are you liking Tizen 3.0 on the Gear S3?

Time to get familiar with all of your new goodies. Samsung recently started to roll out Tizen 3.0 for last year's Gear S3 smartwatch, and there are a lot of new features and goodies included with it as part of Samsung's "Value Pack Update." Whether you're a fitness nut, use your smartwatch to help ...

Best photo editor for your Chromebook

Polarr Photo Editor is the best way to edit pictures on your Chromebook. One of the most often asked questions about Chromebooks we get is how to edit photos. You see the same questions in the comments of Chromebook posts and in forums and everywhere else. It's a valid question. November 2017: We ...

OnePlus 5T review: Potent power at a practical price

For the past four years, whenever I've been asked where to find a good deal on a smartphone, "OnePlus" has been one of the first words out of my mouth. The company has made a name for itself by building impressive phones that it sells at impressively low prices – and the OnePlus 5T is the ...

Save 20 percent on used products at Amazon Warehouse

Take a look at Amazon UK's used product range to save a further 20 percent on already discounted prices. Purchasing new products isn't always the best way to save money and bag a stellar deal. Existing owned products can be an afterthought but should be considered, especially on returned products ...

OnePlus 5T is now up for sale on Amazon India for ₹32,999

OnePlus 5T is available in an early access sale on Amazon India. The OnePlus 5T is now up for sale on Amazon India. The sale is limited to Prime members, and gives customers a chance to get their hands on the device before general availability kicks off on November 28. The OnePlus 5T features the ...

Nova Launcher 5.5 adds adaptive icons, Google search in dock, and more

The 5.5 update is live on the Play Store now. Nova Launcher is widely considered to be one of the best launchers around, and the recent update to v5.5 adds a lot of long-awaited features – including adaptive icons, the ability to put the Google search bar in your dock, and much more. Starting ...

Here are all the official OnePlus 5T cases

OnePlus is a phone maker, but it's also well-known for its excellent cases, too. Over the years, OnePlus has refined its product strategy: it started by releasing one phone every year along with a couple of in-house accessories, and has since expanded to two phones a year with a suite of cases, ...

OnePlus 5T is now available for purchase, starts at $499

OnePlus's best phone is here. The OnePlus 5T was officially unveiled just a few days ago in New York City, and the phone is already available for purchase from OnePlus's website if you want to be among the first people to own the company's latest and greatest. Just like with the OnePlus 5 earlier ...

HTC's Blackest Friday sale offers $50 off U11 and free $200 JBL earphones

The sale is live now and will be available until November 29. Although we're still a few days away from the official Black Friday, there are more than a few sales and promotions that you can already take advantage of. HTC recently launched its "Blackest Friday" campaign, allowing customers to get ...

Deal: Alcatel Idol 5S is down to $200, its lowest price ever

Some great Black Friday smartphone deals. Last year, Alcatel's Idol 4S was one of our top budget smartphone choices, so we were pretty excited when the sequel, the Idol 5S, didn't make too many changes. What the phone did, though, was get introduced at a much lower price than its predecessor. For ...

Pick up an unlocked 32GB Moto G5 Plus at Amazon for $170

This deal features the Moto G5 Plus at its lowest price ever! Is this deal for me? Amazon is selling the unlocked Moto G5 Plus phone for just $169.99. This is the device's lowest price ever and saves you around $50 off its regular price. This offer is only available on the Lunar Gray device. ...

Tesla's Desktop Supercharger is the desk charger your phone deserves

Tesla's Desktop Supercharger and Powerbank are expensive, but boy do they look good. Tesla recently held an event in New York City to announce its all-new semi truck and updated Roadster 2.0, and if you're still riding the Tesla high after reserving a couple Roadsters for the cool price of ...

Nintendo's Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp available on Android November 22

Hope you weren't planning on being too productive this week. Following Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem Heros, Nintendo's proven to know a thing or two when it comes to mobile gaming. The company's third title – Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp – was hit with a delay in January of this year ...

Gear S3 gets Tizen 3.0 update with enhanced UI, fitness tracking, and more

Tizen 3.0 is available to download now through the Samsung Gear app on your phone. Samsung's Gear S3 was widely considered to be one of the best smartwatches around when it debuted in late 2016, and that's a point that's still often associated with it to this very day. Tizen 3.0 is now being rolled ...