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Moto G5S Plus Android smartphone in Lunar Gray coming to the US (Source: Motorola)

Moto G5S Plus coming to the US later this month

Yesterday, the Moto G5S Plus became available for pre-order across the US starting at US$229.99. The successor of the popular Moto G5 Plus is scheduled to launch on September 29.
ZTE Tempo X Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 (Source: Boost Mobile)

ZTE Tempo X hits Boost Mobile for just $79.99 USD, features a Snapdragon 210 processor

The ZTE Tempo X arrives more than a year after Boost Mobile introduced its predecessor, the ZTE Tempo. This new handset sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor and only 1 GB RAM, but it comes loaded with Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
Image: Google

Moto done right? Moto X4 coming to Project Fi, will receive two years of updates

Google announced today that the upcoming Moto X4 will be available as an Android One device on their Project Fi mobile network. The smartphone will run Stock Android and come with a guaranteed minimum of two years of software updates and support from Google.
T-Mobile CEO John J. Legere (Source: T-Mobile)

T-Mobile increases its unlimited plan's throttling limit

Not long after launching the "Netflix On Us" deal, T-Mobile is now increasing the throttling limit of its unlimited plan from the industry-leading 32 GB to no less than 50 GB.
Bose QuietComfort 35 II with Google Assistant (Source: Reddit)

Bose QuietComfort 35 II to feature Google Assistant support

Although Bose still has to announce these headphones, a Reddit user spotted the QuietComfort 35 II retail box and shared an image that clearly shows the "Google Assistant built-in" logo on it.
Dell XPS 13 with 8th gen Core i7-8550U CPU now shipping in US (Source: Dell)

Dell XPS 13 with 8th gen Core i7-8550U CPU now shipping in US

The Kaby Lake-R model will not come until very late this month. Configurable options are limited to just FHD or QHD (+$350 USD) and Silver or Rose Gold (+$50 USD) colors for now.
The Rose Gold chassis is constructed with machined aluminum, carbon fiber and Gorilla Glass. (Source: Dell)

Deal | Get the Dell XPS 13 Rose Gold edition with 16 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD for $1,499

The Microsoft Store offers the Dell XPS 13 Rose Gold edition for US$1,499. It is powered by the Core i7-7500U CPU from Intel coupled with 16 GB of LPDDR3-1866 RAM, and it also comes with the 512 GB SSD option that has Windows 10 64-bit pre-installed. This is the world's first notebook to integrate the InfinityEdge display that places an almost borderless 13-...
Free Netflix for T-Mobile ONE Family plan users via "Netflix On Us" (Source: T-Mobile)

Free Netflix coming to T-Mobile customers tomorrow

T-Mobile's "Netflix On Us" offer brings free Netflix to all ONE Family plan users with at least two T-Mobile ONE lines. This deal comes as T-Mobile's answer to services like AT&T's DirecTV Now and Verizon Wireless' Go90.
ZTE Blade A2S Android smartphone with MediaTek MT6753 processor (Source:

ZTE Blade A2S hits China this Friday

The 5.2-inch ZTE Blade A2S is a new handset with a price slightly higher than US$100. Its list of specs includes an octa-core processor by MediaTek, 3 GB RAM, and 32 GB internal storage.
Xiaomi Mi A1 Android One smartphone with Snapdragon 625 and dual camera setup (Source: MIUI)

Xiaomi launches the Mi A1 smartphone

The new Mi A1 smartphone comes with stock Android 7.1.2 Nougat on board but uses Xiaomi's own photo app. It sports a dual camera with 2X optical zoom and a price of less than US$235.
Fossil Q Explorist and Q Venture smartwatches finally available in stores (Source: Fossil Group)

IFA 2017 | Fossil launches the Q Venture and Q Explorist smartwatches

The Fossil Q Venture and the Q Explorist are now finally available in select stores and online as the first full-round touchscreen smartwatches from this brand. Both have a Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip under the hood and run Android Wear 2.0 out of the box.
T-Mobile's offer makes purchasing more than one Note 8 much more affordable. (Source: T-Mobile)

T-Mobile's latest BOGO promotion gets you two Note 8 phones for the price of one

Buy a Note 8, get a second Note 8 for free (after rebate). T-Mobile's latest incentive offers the best deal yet on the upcoming handset, and is compatible with Samsung's Do Bigger Things promotion.
Archos Core 50 Android smartphone (Source: Archos)

IFA 2017 | Archos reveals the Access and Core low-end smartphones

The Archos Access comes with a quad-core processor and a screen size ranging from 4 to 5.5 inches, 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage. The Core smartphone, its 5-inch sibling, comes with up to 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. The prices start below US$60 and go as high as US$120.
Micromax Canvas Plex Android Nougat tablet with Eros Now content

Micromax launches Canvas Plex in India

This 8-inch Android slate will arrive in India the day after tomorrow. Its highlights include DTS sound, Android Nougat, and a one-year subscription to the local online streaming service Eros Now.
The PlayStation VR bundle sans the Move motion controllers will see a price cut to US$399 from September 1. (Source: PCMag)

New PlayStation VR bundle to launch on September 1 for US$399

The PS VR bundle will see a significant price cut beginning September 1 bringing the cost of owning a PS VR bundle and the PS4 to just US$700, making this the cheapest VR implementation one can get.
Maze Alpha variants late August 2017, Maze Alpha with 6 GB RAM now available

Maze Alpha with 6 GB RAM now available for purchase

This 6-inch phablet with more memory than before is now available for US$209.99 exclusively on GearBest. Its buyers get a chance to win a 4 GB Alpha, the older Maze Blade smartphone, or a protective case for the Alpha.
Xiaomi Mi 5X Android smartphone to launch in India on September 5

Xiaomi Mi 5X to launch worldwide on September 5

This budget handset that has the same camera setup as the Mi 6 flagship currently retails for the equivalent of US$220 in China and next week it will finally hit other markets.
The MSI GL62M 7RDX gaming laptop is able to handle most current games with high detail settings at above 30 fps in 1080p. (Source: MSI)

Deal | Get the MSI GL62M gaming laptop with GeForce GTX 1050 Ti for only $869.99

GearBest comes with a week-long deal for the MSI GL62M 7RDX 15.6-inch gaming laptop. You can get the Core i5-7300HQ CPU packed with 8 GB DDR4 RAM and the Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti GPU for as low as US$69.99.
The Xperia XZ was released in October last year. (Source: Sony Mobile)

Deal | You can snag an Xperia XZ for less than $400

The Xperia XZ sports a 5.2" FHD display with Corning Gorilla Glass, 3 GB of RAM, up to 64 GB of storage, a Snapdragon 820, a 23MP rear camera, a 13MP selfie shooter, and a 2900mAh battery.
The CHUWI LapBook 15.6 notebook measures 14.61 x 9.41 x 0.71 inches and weighs 4.1 pounds. (Source: CHUWI)

Deal | Get the CHUWI LapBook 15.6 for only $179.99 this weekend

GearBest is back with a hot deal - the CHUWI LapBook 15.6 notebook featuring the Intel Cherry Trail x5-Z8350 ULV CPU and 4 GB RAM for as low as US$179.99.
Get rid of it! they told you. It's worthless! they said. They were wrong. $425 worth of wrong.

Have a Note 7? Trade it in for a big discount on the Note 8

You have a Note 7, but you want that sleek new Note 8. Samsung says: Send it to us, we'll give you a bit of cash, and you can apply that cash towards the purchase of our new, non-flammable device. That simple.
Wouldn't you be all smiles too if you only had to pay $1 for monthly mobile service? (Source: Virgin Mobile)

Virgin Mobile announces a steal of a deal for iPhone users

$1 a month gets you unlimited everything for the next 12 months. All you have to do is bring your iPhone to Virgin Mobile, or buy one directly from them, and sign up for the biggest wireless service deal the company has ever offered.
The Acer Predator Helios 300 aims to be the gamer's choice in the Indian market. (Source: Flipkart)

Acer unveils the Predator Helios 300 in India, prices start from US$2028

Acer has officially unveiled the Predator Helios 300 in India equipped with an overclockable NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060/1050Ti GPU and other top of the line specs worthy of a gaming laptop with prices starting from ₹ 1,29,999 (US$ 2028) for the Core i5 model.
Google Home smart speaker now offers free voice calling in the US and Canada

Google Home owners in the US and Canada get free phone calls

While Amazon's Alexa can only provide device-to-device calls, Google's smart speaker is now able to call phone numbers for free. Unfortunately, this feature is only available for its users located in Canada or the US.
Source: Amazon

BLU R2 budget smartphone now available for preorder

The latest budget-tier smartphone from BLU is now available for $80, although buyers will have to eschew some modern comforts like LTE connectivity at that price. For an extra $30, the R2 LTE offers a slight spec bump and 4G LTE speeds.
It appears that users can still upgrade from Windows 7 or 8.1 to Windows 10 for free. (Source: Microsoft)

Two methods of obtaining Windows 10 for free appear to still be open

Two methods which were detailed back in January 2017 which allowed users to upgrade from Windows 7 or 8.1 to Windows 10 for free still exist now, even though the free upgrade period ended over a year ago. One method involves taking advantage of a program for those with disabilities, while the second approach only needs a valid Windows 7 or 8.1 install and pr...
MSI notebooks now shipping with freebies for back-to-school season (Source: MSI)

MSI notebooks now shipping with freebies for back-to-school season

New purchases of a mainstream GE, flagship GT, or super-thin GS will include a free gaming mouse, gaming headset, backpack, and more for a limited time.
ZTE Blade Z Max Android phablet hits MetroPCS on August 28

ZTE Blade Z Max hits MetroPCS later this month

This 6-inch phablet features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat, and is expected to retail for a no-contract price of only US$129.
Originally founded as Nippon K.K., the Nikon 1 debuted the new brand. (Source: Nikon)

Nikon celebrating 100 year anniversary

Japanese camera giant Nikon is celebrating its 100 year milestone. Along with a host of web features marking the occasion on its homepage and a YouTube video retrospective, the company has started rolling out a number of special edition cameras, lenses and binoculars.
Huawei Honor 9 in Robin Blue finish and 6 GB RAM now available

Huawei Honor 9 now available in Robin Blue

This special variant of the Huawei Honor 9 handset comes with 6 GB RAM like the Honor 9 Premium, but only features 64 GB storage space like the standard model. Sadly, the Honor 9 is not officially available in the US yet.
Retailer Coolicool celebrating 10th anniversary with up to 50 percent off new smartphones (Source: Coolicool)

Deal | Retailer Coolicool celebrating 10th anniversary with up to 50 percent off new smartphones

The day-long sale begins August 15th with pre-order incentives. Stock consists mostly of Chinese smartphones, so be sure to check for radio and LTE compatibility with local providers.
Anker Eufy Genie smart speaker, cheapest Alexa device on the market mid-August 2017

Anker Eufy Genie launches with Alexa support

Priced at just US$34.99, this new smart speaker is the cheapest Alexa-enabled device available on the market right now. Its set of Alexa capabilities is limited, but at least it can be connected to another audio system to improve the sound quality it provides.
Dell slashes $250 off the Inspiron 7567 ahead of IFA 2017 (Source: Dell)

Dell slashes $250 off the Inspiron 7567 ahead of IFA 2017

The heavily advertised Inspiron 7567 now starts for just $750 USD with the i5-7300HQ CPU, GTX 1050 GPU, 8 GB of RAM, 1 TB HDD, and IPS FHD display. Is a new replacement already down the pipeline?
Oppo R11 FC Barcelona limited edition smartphone launches in China mid-August 2017

Oppo R11 FC Barcelona edition to hit China next week

This limited edition football-themed Android smartphone will be available starting on August 18 for a price of around US$522. Unfortunately, there is no information about its release in other countries for now.
T-Mobile REVVL Android smartphone now available

T-Mobile REVVL now official

This US$125 handset runs Android Nougat and features a 5.5-inch HD display, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, a fingerprint reader, as well as a 3,000 mAh battery and quite average cameras that use 5 MP and 13 MP sensors.
Gionee A1 Lite Android smartphone now available in India

Gionee A1 Lite launches in India

This 5.3-inch affordable handset with a 20 MP front camera and a MediaTek MT6753V processor under the hood can be acquired in India starting today for around US$234. The only two color choices available are gold and black.
Acer Chromebook 11 C771 now available starting at US$280

Acer Chromebook 11 C771 hits the market

This new Chromebook comes with an 11.6-inch IPS display and has the Intel Celeron 3855U processor under the hood, carrying a price tag of US$280. The touchscreen variant retails for US$50 more, and more powerful variants are expected to arrive soon.
LG X Venture rugged Android handset now available unlocked in the US

Unlocked LG X Venture hits the US market

This 5.2-inch rugged handset powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor that was initially available as an AT&T exclusive is finally available unlocked from Amazon, carrying a price tag of US$297.05.
The Pixel/Pixel XL are now available at a great discount. (Source: Engadget)

Deal | The Google Pixel is now $200 less dearer

Google has discounted its Pixel smartphones by US$200 to kickoff its Back to School event. That's not all: there's a free Daydream View VR headset bundled in as well.
Asus Zenpad Z8s Android tablet with Snapdragon 652 now available on Verizon

Asus Zenpad Z8s hits Verizon

This new slate is a direct successor to last year's ZenPad Z8, keeping the 7.9-inch IPS display and US$249.99 price tag, but featuring a faster processor, more memory, and Android Nougat instead of Marshmallow.
You'd be hard-pressed to find a better-looking device. (Source: XDA Developers)

Deal | You can snag an Honor 8 for less than $300

The Honor 8 sports a 5.2" FHD display, up to 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, dual rear cameras, and HiSilicon's Kirin 950.
Moto E4 Plus Android smartphone finally available in the US early August 2017

Moto E4 Plus finally hits the US market

This 5.5-inch handset with a massive 5,000 mAh battery has been available in India for a while, and now it arrives in the US, where it can be acquired for prices starting at US$129.99.
Image source: Amazon

Surprise! Amazon is selling an unlocked variant of the ZenFone AR in the U.S.

While Verizon began selling a carrier-exclusive version of the ZenFone AR yesterday, Amazon has now posted an unlocked variant with two options, one of which is $50 cheaper than Verizon's. The unlocked ZenFone AR is only compatible with GSM networks.
Microsoft's Surface Plus program lets buyers pay through installment plans (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft's Surface Plus program lets buyers pay through installment plans

All four Surface devices are eligible so long as users are willing to run through a credit check and agree to a 24-month payment plan with 0 percent APR.
The unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 is now available in Coral Blue. (Source: Android Central)

Deal | The best deal on the Galaxy S8 is now live — get it now for as low as US$425

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is now available for $150 off the regular price: combine that with Samsung's trade-in program for eligible phones and reap the rewards of the limited period discount.
Nice try EC DREAM, but this isn't a likely scenario for the Celeron N3350 with HD500. (Source: Geekbuying/EC DREAM)

Deal: EC DREAM A9 Celeron N3350 compute stick for US$100

EC DREAM has a Celeron N3350 powered compute stick which is available at US$100 for the next five days. While not as powerful as 2016's Core M powered Intel Compute Stick, it comes in at a significantly cheaper price point and could act as a basic media center PC.
Xiaomi Mi 6 Mercury Silver Edition Android smartphone coming soon in China

Xiaomi Mi 6 Mercury Silver Edition coming soon

This limited edition handset has a price tag of around US$445 and, unfortunately, it seems that Xiaomi only plans to sell 100 units in China. Color aside, there are no changed specs.
Nokia 6 Android smartphone coming in silver finish late July 2017

Nokia 6 finally available in silver

The black version has been up for purchase in the US for a while now, and now we see a silver color option on Amazon as well. Those not happy with black or silver can get this handset in blue or copper as well.
BLU R2 LTE Android smartphone in silver finish

BLU R2 and R2 LTE now official

These two new affordable handsets come with a MediaTek MT6737 processor inside, next to 1 GB memory and 8 GB storage (R2) or 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage (R2 LTE), both running Android Nougat out of the box.
There is no telling how long Apple will continue to honor the internal policy. (Source: iFixit)

Some 2012-2013 MacBook Pro owners are getting new machines due to battery shortage

Owners of the 2012 or 2013 15-inch MacBook Pro who need their batteries replaced are in luck: due to a supply shortage of the battery parts, Apple is giving users the option to receive a new machine with "equivalent" specs instead of waiting until September for the parts. Users have reported getting 2015 or even 2017 15-inch MacBook Pros as replacements.

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