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15 Hours Ago   You know what you're getting with each new Galaxy Note release: a big honkin' display, great build, great performance, and of course, the S Pen. Those things are all still true of the Note10 and 10+ — but frankly, it's getting a little predictable at this point.

Yesterday   Samsung devices haven't historically been the quickest to receive OS updates. This week, Android 9 Pie came to the T-Mobile variant of the extra-durable Galaxy S8 Active, nearly a year and a half after the Oreo update.

Yesterday   Android 10 is here, bereft of any colorful desert name — but many devices are still catching up on the previous version, Android 9 Pie. Such is the state of 2017's LG V30, the Verizon variant of which has recently started receiving the update.

Yesterday   Of all the places to put a security camera, the front door is one of the most practical and least invasive. Google's Nest makes a great option in the Hello, a connected doorbell with a camera built right in. You can get one for $164 right now on Rakuten, a whole $65 off MSRP.

4 Days Ago   Good afternoon, readers! It's been more than a week since we've had one of these deal roundups, but we're back with additional savings on a couple of already-affordable Nokia phones, plus Bluetooth earbuds and a water-resistant Bluetooth speaker.

4 Days Ago   Update 1: 2019/09/11 5:12am PDT The Pie update is now rolling out to Galaxy Tab S3 units in the US. It weighs about 1280MB, brings One UI and the August security patch along with plenty We're fast approaching the final release of Android Q, but Android 9 Pie is still trickling out to some devices.

5 Days Ago   Cheap Chromebooks are great as secondary computers to use for some light research that's too intensive for your phone or replying to emails away from your desk.

5 Days Ago   Phones are nicer to use without cases, but not for long if you tend to drop things. MNML's offerings are slimmer than just about any other case, and preserve a semblance of that caseless feel while providing more protection than a skin.

6 Days Ago   There's a lot to like about Asus's Chromebook Flip C434. It's got great build quality, slim bezels, and good performance under most conditions. Right now, there's something else to like, too: it's more than $70 off from Amazon.

6 Days Ago   Microsoft's to-do app, To Do, has received a bit of a facelift. In a recent update, the app formerly known as To-Do has dropped the hyphen from its name, gotten a new, more modern look, and added customization options including wallpapers and a dark theme.

6 Days Ago   Xiaomi has announced a new wireless charging standard that's the fastest to date. The standard, which Xiaomi is calling Mi Charge Turbo, will be able to push up to 30 watts to compatible devices — which, so far, means only the upcoming Mi 9 Pro 5G.

9 Days Ago   Update 1: 2019/09/06 3:09pm PDT The Nebula Prizm II, a stationary projector by Anker, is on sale, too. It doesn't have apps built in, but it does project a 1080p image at 200 ANSI lumens.

10 Days Ago   Apple Music finally has a home on the web. The service launched more than four years ago and quickly became one of the top music streaming platforms, but until now, it's only been accessible through dedicated applications.

10 Days Ago   Update 1: 2019/09/05 11:08am PDT After a few months of testing, Facebook is finally ready to roll out Dating to a wide audience. Starting today, the service will be available to users in the Facebook's annual F8 developer event kicked off today, and the company had a number of pretty big announcements.

10 Days Ago   The final build of Android 10 has officially landed, but only on Pixel phones. As per usual, most OEMs are taking longer than Google to implement the new software — but OnePlus is working on it.

11 Days Ago   Samsung announced today the Exynos 980, the company's first mobile chipset with an integrated 5G modem. According to Samsung, integrating the modem into the chipset rather than relying on separate components results in reduced power consumption, a major weakness in current 5G setups.

12 Days Ago   When you're traveling, you want to keep your accessories light. A lot of higher-wattage chargers can fall flat. Not so with Anker's PowerPort Atom PD 1: this guy is lowercase-t tiny, but can still push enough juice to top up your laptop at a respectable speed, and right now, you can snag one at a sizeable discount on Amazon.

12 Days Ago   Jaybird is a known quantity in the athletic earbud space: all of its products sound good and fit great. That continues to be true of the company's latest offering, the Vista true wireless earbuds.

13 Days Ago   Happy Labor Day! Enjoying your break from working for the man? Cap off that three-day weekend of yours with some tech deals. Lenovo's Smart Clock is 20 bucks off and Google's fabric Pixel 3 cases are down to a reasonable price, and that ain't all.

16 Days Ago   These fancy new gallium nitride chargers pack impressive wattage into travel-friendly packages. Specifically, Anker's PowerPort Atom III can charge at speeds of up to 60 watts, but it's still small enough to fit in your pocket.

16 Days Ago   Browsing the Play Store is going to be just a hair more annoying in the coming weeks. According to a Play Console Help page, videos in app listings will start playing automatically beginning next month.

17 Days Ago   Terabyte microSD cards, incredible though they are, are still wildly expensive. For us mere mortals, the next best thing — 512 gigabytes — is much more attainable.

17 Days Ago   Here's a thing that's really happening: OnePlus, purveyor of fine mobile devices (and soon, televisions), is putting on a music festival in Mumbai, India this November.

17 Days Ago   Apps for Google Drive and add-ons for Google Docs app suite are getting a new home. Formerly found in the Chrome Web Store, they'll soon be available from the G Suite Marketplace, a thing you probably didn't know existed until now.

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