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Ars Technica and GOG are giving away copies of The Witcher: Enhanced Edition. (Source: Ars Technica)

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.
The budget-friendly ZTE Max XL is exclusive to Boost Mobile. (Source: Sprint)

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 Android smartphone now up for pre-order in the US

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.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Android flagship available via BOGO deal on Sprint

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.
The GP72X features a 17.3" screen and up to an Nvidia GTX 1060 in a portable package. (Source: MSI)

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.
The HTC U Ultra, seen here in Sapphire Blue. (Source: HTC)

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 Windows 10 tablet with Intel Kaby Lake processor

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.
The Google Pixel has had trouble staying in stock due to display shortages. (Image source: Google)

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 and S8+ Asiana Airlines Edition handsets coming a single batch of just 2,000 units

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 Android handset with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 and dual front camera setup

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 Android smartphone with 5-inch display, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB storage and sub-$80 USD price tag

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.
The original Starcraft is now available for free as a public beta. (Source: Blizzard)

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.
Qatar Airways' new service loans passengers a replacement laptop. (Source: Qatar Airways)

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

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 limited edition Android flagship now available

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 store gets Free App of the Week section

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.
The ad-supported Amazon Moto G5 Plus. (Source: Amazon)

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 V7 Android smartphone, FreedomPop intros $5 USD family plan with 1 GB data

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 smartwatch with LTE coming soon

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 Life One X2 Mini 5-inch Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 and 4 GB RAM

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 Verve Loop sports wireless headphones

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.
All sorts of PCs and tablets are on sale in honor of Pi Day (Source: Microsoft Store)

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 Android tablet with Intel Atom processor

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.
The FreedomPop V7 is available now in the UK and Spain. (Source: FreedomPop)

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 OneDrive for Kindle Fire and Fire phone, OneDrive unlimited accounts reduced to 1 TB storage limit

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 corporate logo, the carrier finally intros its first unlimited data plan

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 "Love Your Laptop" monthly newsletter

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.
Samsung Galaxy Tab E Android tablet now free for T-Mobile users

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.
The Shield Pro has 500 GB of internal storage and support for microSD cards. (Source: NVIDIA)

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 Android smartphone with MediaTek MT6737T processor

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 Android tablet for gamers with MediaTek MT7873 processor

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 Android smartphone with 4G VoLTE and Nougat preinstalled

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.
Lava Pixel V1 Android One smartphone might reach the US market

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.
ZTE Blade V8 Pro Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 and dual-camera setup

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

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

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 tablet with Windows 10 and Android 5.1 Lollipop

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 now with Netflix and Google Photos support December 2016

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

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 Android handset with 5.5-inch full HD display and 64-bit MediaTek Helio P10 processor

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.
Sprint-exclusive HTC Bolt Android smartphone gets free headphone adapter

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.
Affinity Photo, a powerful photo editing tool and alternative to Photoshop, is now available for Windows. (Source: Affinity Photo)

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 Android smartphone with MediaTek Helio P20 SoC and 6 GB RAM

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 has recently started selling refurbished iPhones. (Source: Apple)

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 hits AT&T, pre-orders begin

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 Android phablet hits major US carriers and retailers

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

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 Android smartphone at FCC

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 Lenovo Moto Z Play now available for purchase

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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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)