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Indian telecom operator Reliance Jio has announced the launch of the JioPhone at an effective price of 'zero' coupled with affordable data plans to foster wider adoption of data and e-services across the Indian demographic.
Crypto miners dump their GPUs on Ebay as Ethereum drops almost 50% in value
It might be a hard time for miners who are now trying to mitigate losses and sell their GPUs on ebay, but this could also be a boon for all the gamers who couldn't find mid-range GPUs a few weeks ago.
Moto E4 reaches MetroPCS later this month
Those who make the switch from another carrier to T-Mobile's prepaid brand can get the Moto E4 for free, but even those who do not qualify for this offer can buy this smartphone for as little as $50 USD.
HTC Desire 555 hits Cricket Wireless
This 5-inch low-end Android Nougat handset comes with a quad-core processor, 5 MP and 8 MP cameras, a 2,200 mAh battery, and can be acquired for just $119.99 USD when joining Cricket or upgrading an existing plan.
You can get a 32" Xiaomi Smart TV for $163
Xiaomi has announced the launch of their new 32" budget Smart TV, the Mi TV 4A. Quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of storage, $163.
Laptop Mag crowns Alienware as the best gaming laptop brand
Alienware leads MSI by five points on a 100-point scale based on a report card system covering everything from the feel of the keyboard to end-user warranty options.
Deal: Galaxy S8 for US$575, S8+ for US$675
Samsung flagship S8 and S8+ smartphones are on sale for record-low amounts via Groupon until July 18. Last month, Forbes suggested that consumers in the States will be seeing deep discounts on the S8 due to lower than expected sales in the US.
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra hits Amazon and Best Buy
This 6-inch phablet with a MediaTek MT6757 processor under the hood can be acquired for $399.99 USD from Best Buy (a holder/stand included for free), while Amazon has listed it for a price of $409 USD.
BlackBerry KEYone hits Sprint tomorrow
Sprint subscribers will soon be able to enjoy this BlackBerry handset as the company has just confirmed its availability for online orders starting tomorrow, while those who plan to use other channels to purchase it will be able to do so starting two weeks later.
Moto E4 Plus launches in India with a 5,000 mAh battery
The budget phone is now available in India for ₹9,999, or about USD $150. Packing a quad-core MediaTek MTK6737M and a massive 5,000 mAh battery, the phone runs Android 7.1.1 and may quickly become the budget-phone king.
Buy a Mac, score free Beats: Apple's back-to-school deal is now live
The new school year is still a ways off, but Apple's back-to-school sale is already here. iPads and MacBooks are discounted and most come with a free pair of premium headphones.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 coming to India next week
This Qualcomm Snapdragon 625-powered, 6.44-inch Android phablet is scheduled to become available for purchase in India on July 18. The prices in China start around $245 USD for the 64 GB variant and $290 USD for the 128 GB version.
Huawei slashing Mate 9 and Honor 8 prices for Amazon Prime Day
Huawei's current flagship can be had for $150 USD off the original price for a limited time. A total of six other Huawei devices will also be discounted for Amazon Prime users only.
Nokia 6 hits the US via Amazon
The unlocked Nokia 6 is compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile. Available for pre-order in copper finish as a Prime Exclusive device, this 32 GB handset has a price tag of $229.99 USD and shipments should begin next month. The black and silver variants will be released in just a few days.
Deal: GTX 1080 Ti with 11 GB RAM now available for US$634 with free shipping
Usually priced around US$800, Dell is currently offering a stellar deal on an 11GB PNY XLR8 GeForce GTX 1080 Ti: the card is available now for US$633.99 with free shipping.
Moto Z2 Play hits Verizon Wireless
This 5.5-inch mid-ranger that uses a Snapdragon 626 processor can be acquired from Verizon for $408 USD outright or 24 monthly payments of $17 USD each. These prices apply to the 3 GB/32 GB model, but Motorola plans to offer a 4 GB/64 GB model as well.
LG G6+ launches in South Korea
Although it has the same processor, screen size, and the same amount of memory as the LG G6, the G6+ comes with 128 GB internal storage space. Next to the G6+, a cheaper 32 GB LG G6 arrives in Korea as well, both featuring LG Pay support.
Huawei MediaPad T3 7 coming to Japan next week
This new affordable tablet has an aluminum shell and uses a MediaTek MT8127 processor, running Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. The specs are in line with the price of less than $110 USD.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 FE might launch next week
The ill-fated Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is expected to return to the market in early July. This time, it will be sold as Galaxy Note 7 FE (Fandom Edition). The first country to get it would be South Korea, for a price tag of around $615 USD.
Alcatel A50 and Alcatel A30 PLUS now up for pre-order
These new Android Nougat-powered handsets can be acquired for less than $100 USD when the buyer chooses to go with the Prime Exclusive variants that have lock screen offers and ads.
Alcatel Idol 5S joins the Amazon Prime Exclusive lineup
This 5.2-inch handset is powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor, next to 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, and can be acquired for $280 USD (or just $200 USD with lockscreen offers & ads), but those who become paid Prime members receive $80 USD back as a gift card.
Deal: Save $50 on a 1TB SSD through Amazon
The 1TB SanDisk Ultra II SSD, a 2.5-inch SATA III drive, is currently on sale on Amazon. Customers looking for a high-capacity SSD at a relatively low price may want to act on this deal.
Google Home starts shipping in Canada
In addition to its arrival in Canada, Google's smart speaker has finally received French language support. Sadly, there are only two languages supported by Google Home and Google Assistant right now - English and French.
Steam Link on sale for $15
Valve kicked off its annual Steam Summer Sale last week, slashing prices on games and software. Also on sale is the company's offering of accessories and hardware, including the Steam Link for $15.
Rose Pink Galaxy S8+ coming next month
Not long after rebranding to blue, gold, and gray color options of the Galaxy S8/S8+ flagships for the Taiwanese market, Samsung decides to launch a limited edition Rose Pink variant in the country. It will become available next month online, for a short period.
Deal: LG G6 now available for just US$420
If you want a flagship phone without the flagship tax, a top eBay seller is now selling this year's impressive LG G6 for only US$420.
Increased demand drives up prices for NVIDIA cards
Price history on Amazon shows that there has been a sizable price hike for NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards, like the ever-popular GTX 1070. This spike in pricing has been attributed to increased demand at the hands of cryptocurrency miners, who use the cards to drive powerful "mining" rigs.
This year's Nvidia April Fool's joke is now a reality
The software may still be a pipe dream, but at least some lucky few will get to own a very cool-looking 64 GB USB thumb drive. Gamers have until the end of this week to register and be included in the drawing.
Deal: One of the best budget smartphones, the Moto G4 Plus, is on sale for US$149
A mid-range handset with a budget price, the Moto G4 Plus is now on sale for cheaper than ever at US$149 — US$100 off the starting price.
LG G6 users in the US get one extra year of warranty
To keep its latest flagship relevant in a very competitive market, LG has decided to extend the limited warranty for the G6 to two years. Sadly, the Second Year Promise program is only available in the US.
Today marks the global launch of the Surface Pro and Surface Laptop
The Surface Laptop and Surface Pro from Microsoft are now both available around the world in 25 different countries. In the US and Canada, Microsoft has launched a program that allows a user to turn in an older computer for up to US$850 credit towards a new Surface device.
Archos intros four new Android smartphones
These new handsets target the mid-range market sector, offering rich sets of features for their prices, including dual-camera setups (only for the Sense 55s and Diamond Alpha). All are expected to hit the market next month.
Get the versatile Samsung Chromebook Plus at its lowest price yet
It's a Chrome OS laptop and an Android tablet, and it's currently at its lowest price ever. You can get the recently-released Samsung Chromebook Plus from Amazon for only $379 while the deal lasts.
Buy a laptop with GTX 1080 graphics and get Destiny 2 for free
If you're going to purchase a $3000+ laptop or $500+ graphics card within the next two weeks, then you may as well get a free game while supplies last.
Samsung Z4 heading for South Africa
Less than a year after the Z2 (launched back in September in the country), the Tizen 3.0-driven Samsung Z4 is scheduled to hit South Africa via Vodacom for a price tag of around $100 USD.
Intel bares its teeth at Qualcomm over Snapdragon-powered PCs
Intel has suggested it views Qualcomm's x86 emulation technology as a serious threat and potentially a violation of its intellectual property rights. Whether Qualcomm's technology (which allows Snapdragon CPUs to run full Windows 10) actually does infringe on Intel's IP remains to be proved.
Amazon has a pretty good deal on a 4K 2-in-1 Dell laptop right now
If you're on the hunt for a cheap 2-in-1 notebook with a 4K touchscreen, look no further than the Dell XPS 12. Currently selling on Amazon for just over half-price, this laptop may not be packing the latest and greatest but suffices for general tasks.
T-Mobile Tuesday's huge anniversary giveaways are live, so get them before they're gone!
T-Mobile is celebrating the first anniversary of its popular giveaway program with its biggest prizes yet. From free phones to gift cards to unlimited pizza, it's all there for the taking, but only for today.
Razer running cross-country Summer "experience tour" to promote its products
Razer will be crashing various upcoming trade fairs, conventions, and shows across the US with #RazerTour booths focusing on VR, gaming, and prizes.
Nvidia's power-efficient MX150 notebook GPU officially released
Nvidia has made its low-cost and power-efficient MX150 official today. The Pascal-based GPU is touted to beat its closest predecessor, the 940MX, in both flat-out performance and performance-per-watt.
Gearbest hosting sale on more Chuwi tablets and convertibles
The 14-inch and 15-inch LapBooks and Hi13, Hi10 Pro, Hi10 Plus, and Hi12 tablets are now slightly cheaper to make room for their successors.
Samsung Z4 coming to India for less than $90 USD
The Tizen platform lives on thanks to this 4.5-inch handset that comes with a quad-core processor, 1 GB RAM, 4G LTE support, and is scheduled to go on sale in India later this week for around $90 USD.
ZTE Blade X Max hits Cricket Wireless
This 6-inch phablet is now official and has the specs mentioned by the latest rumors, including a quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2 GB RAM, and 32 GB internal storage. The price can go as low as $99 USD for new Cricket Wireless customers (regular price is $150 USD).
Chuwi slashes price of Hi10 Pro tablet to $172 USD
The 10.1-inch Windows/Android hybrid tablet with Intel Atom Cherry Trail SoC gets a small temporary price cut to make room for the upcoming Hi13 and SurBook series.
GOG and Steam celebrate May the Fourth with Star Wars game sales
Online game distributors Steam and GOG are currently running huge sales on Star Wars games. May the Fourth be with you.
Ars Technica and GOG are giving away copies of The Witcher: Enhanced Edition
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.
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