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To celebrate a new partnership, Ars Technica and GOG are giving away free codes for The Witcher: Enhanced Edition for PC or Mac for the next two days.
ZTE Max XL is a new budget phone exclusive to Boost Mobile
Boost Mobile has a new option for customers who want a large phone at a small price: the ZTE Max XL. The handset features a 6-inch display, fingerprint sensor, and the latest Android OS, all for as low as $102.
Sony Xperia XA1 pre-orders begin next Monday
This mid-range Android smartphone that arrived at the end of February during the MWC 2017 trade show will soon be up for purchase in the US. Those interested can get it unlocked for $299.99 USD.
Sprint offering two Galaxy S8 flagships for the price of one
This deal targets both new and existing customers, who can lease two Galaxy S8 flagships for the price of a single one, but those interested should hurry up and take advantage of it before April 27.
MSI unveils thin-and-light GP62X and GP72X Leopard Pro gaming notebooks
Starting at $1,099, both notebooks pack at GTX 1050, GTX 1050 Ti, or GTX 1060 (3 GB) into a relatively small and light chassis.
HTC U Ultra is already discounted just weeks after its release
Just days before the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8, HTC has put its premium HTC U Ultra handset on sale. The Snapdragon 821-powered device is $150 off for the rest of the week.
Teclast X5 Pro now available for $499.99 USD
This tablet can be acquired for $499.99 USD without the magnetic detachable keyboard, its specs including a 12.2-inch display, the Intel Core m3-7Y30 processor, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB internal storage, all with Windows 10 on top.
Google invests $880 million in LG's OLED technology
The investment is meant to shore up supply of LG's flexible OLED displays that Google plans to use in their next flagship smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Asiana Airlines Edition coming this month
South Korea's second-largest commercial airline teamed up with Samsung to offer a special edition of both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ to its customers. These exclusive handsets can only be purchased using mileage points.
Vivo V5 Plus Limited Edition launches in India
This cricket-themed handset comes to mark the tenth IPL edition and has the same technical specs as the regular Vivo V5 Plus, being powered by the Snapdragon 625 processor and rocking a dual camera setup for selfies.
ZTE Prestige 2 now available in the US
This 5-inch handset comes with a 1.1 GHz quad-core processor, 5 MP cameras, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, and runs Android Marshmallow, all for a price tag of just $79.99 USD.
Blizzard releases original Starcraft for free
The title is currently available for free on Battle.net. Technically a public beta test of version 1.18, the single player campaign is available in its entirety, and multiplayer is available through PTR.
No laptop, no problem: Qatar Airways will lend you one of theirs
Business class passengers affected by the recent electronics ban can now borrow a replacement laptop, courtesy of Qatar Airways. Other passengers are not afforded that luxury, unfortunately.
Unlocked BIOS free with Eurocom Tornado F5 for a limited time
New purchases of the 15.6-inch Tornado F5 will be ready to overclock without any additional charges. The notebook is notable for its use of upgradeable LGA 1151 processors and MXM 3.0b graphics cards.
OnePlus 3T Midnight Black now available for purchase
One week ago, the Chinese brand finally announced the arrival of a Midnight Black color option that would join the existing Gunmetal and Soft Gold. Now, the blackness unfolds with a price tag of $479 USD.
Google Play gets a "Free App of the Week" section
This new section is apparently available for US users only at this time. Out of the roughly three million apps on Google Play, the first one to be featured as the "Free App of the Week" is the $2.99 USD Card Wars - Adventure Time by Cartoon Network.
Amazon offers a cheaper, ad-supported Moto G5 Plus to Prime members
Hello, lock screen ads—Amazon's Moto G5 Plus features a lower price in exchange for regular advertisements. Aside from that, it's the same as its non-branded counterpart: specs, looks and all.
FreedomPop intros $5 USD prepaid family plan
While other carriers in the US introduce unlimited data plans, FreedomPop focuses on affordability. Its new plan starts at $5 USD per line a month, offering unlimited text, talk, and 1 GB of shareable data.
Samsung Gear S3 Classic LTE coming soon
The 4G LTE-enabled Gear S3 Classic smartwatch will soon be available via AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless. Availability and pricing depend on each wireless carrier and should be unveiled soon.
BLU Products Life One X2 Mini hits Amazon
This Android handset is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, having a 5-inch full HD display, 4 GB RAM, and 64 GB internal storage space, all for a price of just $179.99 USD.
Motorola Accessories unveils Verve Loop wireless headphones
These new sports wireless headphones join the VerveLife lineup of products and come as a cheaper alternative to the existing VerveOnes ME, while still providing IPX4 water resistance and HD audio.
Microsoft celebrates Pi Day by slashing prices on select laptops and desktops
The limited-time deals extend across various laptop, desktop, and tablet models. There are also discounts on Xbox One consoles and select games and accessories.
E FUN Nextbook Ares 8A tablet hits Walmart
Carrying a price tag lower than $70 USD, this 8-inch tablet comes with an Intel Atom processor and runs Android Marshmallow out of the box. Its specs also include 16 GB internal storage, a 2 MP main camera, and more.
FreedomPop begins selling its own smartphone
The FreedomPop V7 is a decidedly budget smartphone aimed at users that need only the basics. FreedomPop will begin selling the device in the UK and Spain before rolling it out to other markets.
Microsoft phases out OneDrive unlimited storage
Since some Office 365 subscribers who received limitless OneDrive storage used their cloud space to store movies, TV shows, and other similar files, Microsoft is now placing a 1 TB limit on all previously unlimited accounts.
US Cellular intros unlimited data plan
The new unlimited data plan comes for $60 USD per month for a single line with autopay/paperless billing enrollment, but after reaching 22 GB of data, the speed automatically goes down to 2G.
Eurocom launches "Love Your Laptop" monthly newsletter
This newsletter that made its debut on Valentine's Day provides regular technology updates and is part of a campaign that also involves customers in the development of the company's future products.
T-Mobile offers free Samsung Galaxy Tab E slates
The "Tablet on Us" promotion offers the Samsung Galaxy Tab E for free to T-Mobile One subscribers, as well as to those who sign up for any mobile plan with 6 GB of data or more.
NVIDIA Shield Pro now available
For $299, the Shield Pro brings much more storage (500 GB) and support for microSD cards. However, the Pro is equipped with the same Tegra X1 processor as the entry-level Shield TV.
BLU Vivo XL2 now available in the US
This affordable Android handset uses the MediaTek MT6737T processor, next to 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, a 13 MP main camera, all driven by a 3,150 mAh battery. It runs Marshmallow and has a price tag of just $100 USD (special launch price, regular price being $150 USD).
WinkPax G1 Nintendo Switch alternative is already up for sale
This 8-inch "3 in 1 phablet" comes only with Android 5.1, but offers 4G connectivity via a micro SIM card, HDMI output, and has a foldable/detachable/adaptable controller with two joysticks, one D-pad, and four action buttons.
LG Aristo hits T-Mobile and MetroPCS next week
Although it can be purchased right away for just $144 USD, this Snapdragon 425-driven, 5-inch handset comes with a 13 MP main camera, 16 GB internal storage, 4G VoLTE, and runs Android Nougat out of the box.
Android One handsets might reach the US market
Initially introduced to allow low-cost handsets to retail loaded with stock Android and to receive updates coming directly from Google, the Android One initiative only targeted emerging markets so far, but the US might be added to the list by mid-2017 as well.
Users might still be able to upgrade to Windows 10 free of charge
Microsoft may have officially the free upgrade period months ago, but still seem to sponsor other free upgrade methods.
CES 2017 | ZTE launches Blade V8 Pro smartphone
This 5.5-inch Android handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and has a dual-camera setup (13 MP + 13MP), 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage, all for a pre-order price of $229.98 USD.
Eurocom discounting Tornado F5 and Sky X7E2 gaming notebooks for the Holidays
The 10 percent off sale starts and ends on December 26 for select 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch notebooks with desktop-class CPUs and removable MXM 3.0 GPUs.
Elephone S7 Limited Edition with Helio X25 SoC on sale for the Holidays
The Galaxy S7 Edge clone just got a little faster and is now available for $250 USD.
CUBE iWork8 Air dual-boot tablet available for less than $90 USD
This 8-inch tablet comes with Windows 10 and Android 5.1 Lollipop on board, its hardware specs including an Intel Atom x5-Z8300 processor, 2 GB RAM, and 32 GB internal storage.
Google Home gets support for Netflix and Google Photos
Not long after introducing "Actions on Google" for third-party voice support through Google Assistant, Google adds Netflix and Google Photos support to Google Home. Even more, new YouTube Red subscribers get a free 6-month trial with their Google Home purchases by the end of 2016.
Save up to $700 on VAIO devices now through December 25th
VAIO is currently running a sale on devices from now until Christmas. In addition to saving up to $700, VAIO will throw in a free laptop bag with the purchase of a laptop.
BLU Vivo 6 hits the UK
The 5.5-inch Vivo 6 handset was announced last month, and now this unibody Android device made using aircraft grade aluminum goes on sale in the UK. As a Black Friday deal, those interested can get it today for £184.99 GBP - £55 GBP off its regular price.
HTC Bolt buyers can get a free headphone adapter
Owners of this Sprint-exclusive handsets can get a free headphone adapter, since it was not included in the retail box so far. Even more, future HTC Bolt batches will come with the USB Type-C to 3.5 mm jack adapter in the box.
Serif's Affinity Photo app now available for Windows as a beta
Serif's Affinity Photo, named by Apple as the best app for Macs in 2015, was recently made available as a beta for Windows. Could this move encourage creatives to leave Photoshop behind for a cheaper alternative?
UMi Plus E now up for pre-order
This new handset is the first to use the MediaTek Helio P20 processor, and it also features 6 GB RAM, a 5.5-inch full HD display made by Sharp, and can be acquired for only $199.99 USD during the pre-sales period.
Apple starts selling refurbished iPhones
For consumers hoping to enjoy iOS without spending a lot of money, Apple has started selling iPhones on its refurbished store. The refurbished units will be sold at a discount, but still come with the standard warranty and accessories.
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier pre-orders begin on AT&T
When purchased alongside a Samsung Galaxy smartphone with a two-year plan on AT&T, this smartwatch has a price tag of just $49.99 USD. Without the handset, it comes for $17.50 USD per month for 20 months.
LG V20 hits major carriers and retailers in the US
The unlocked V20 smartphone/phablet is now available in the US via multiple carriers and retailers, including AT&T, T-Mobile, US Celullar, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, Best Buy, and others.
Lenovo & Fujitsu: Talks about cooperation confirmed
Fujitsu and Lenovo have confirmed that both companies are in talks about a potential cooperation in the PC business. Its a confirmation of the rumors that surfaced earlier this month.
BLU R1 Plus hits FCC
This upcoming 5-inch handset uses a MediaTek MT6737V processor and is expected to use a generous 4,100 mAh battery. A dual-SIM capable phone, the R1 Plus is expected to cost not much more than $100 USD.
Unlocked Moto Z Play now available for purchase
This 5.5-inch Android handset powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor can be acquired from various US-based retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H Photo. Its price is $449.99 USD.
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