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The latest Sony flagship without a fingerprint sensor is now available in the U.S.

Sony's fall flagship is now available in the U.S. Back late August, I got to take a look at Sony's new Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact, and they're great. They do all the things a smartphone should do in 2017, and they look pretty good. They even have this awesome 3D mapping feature that lets you recreate your face on your phone. Show More Summary

5 reasons to switch away from T-Mobile

T-Mobile doesn't work out for everyone. Having phone service that's cheap and good is important. Finding the right phone carrier is a pretty big deal. We're using our phones more than ever, and doing more with them — they're not just for making calls anymore. Show More Summary

Pattern your home screen this Wallpaper Wednesday

Patterns are everywhere else; why not have them on your home screen, too? Patterns and geometry help us make sense and order out of the seemingly random nonsense of the world around us. They help us find peace, and their symmetry can be as pleasing to the eye as it is to the mind. Show More Summary

Keep your lawn green without emptying your wallet with Rachio's $146 smart sprinkler

Late last year I moved into a brand new home that came with an irrigation system, and in the first month, I managed to run up a $300 water bill from using the sprinklers. I knew nothing about how to set it up, or when to have it water the lawn, and I was pretty frustrated with it. Show More Summary

Amazon Great Indian Festival is back — find the best deals right here

Amazon is back with another sale extravaganza. Amazon's Great Indian Festival is back. The four-day sale extravaganza kicks off in earnest tomorrow, but Amazon is rolling out deals early for Prime members. Highlighted deals include a ?2,000 discount on the Moto G5 Plus, bringing the cost of the phone down to just ?12,999. Show More Summary

How to link and unlink smart device services from the Google Home app

Some things seem more complicated than they should be. The Google Home app does more than setting up the Google Home itself. You use it to set up Chromecast devices and smart "things" in your homes, like Hue lights or a Nest. Because...Show More Summary

HTC issues a trading halt 'pending a major announcement'

HTC will be making a major announcement in the coming days. Taiwanese media reported earlier this month that HTC was in the "final stage of negotiation with Google" for selling off its smartphone business, and it looks like things are coming to a head. Show More Summary

Google Pixel 2 will start at $649, offer 'Kinda Blue' third color option

How many more leaks will we see? This about wraps it up. The Google hardware leaks are coming hard and fast, and the latest of the group reveals fresh information about the forthcoming Pixel 2 — the smaller sibling to the Pixel 2 XL....Show More Summary

Be prepared for your next at-home electronics repair with this $25 iFixit toolkit

Got any ongoing do-it-yourself projects? Need some precision repair work done? This deal is definitely for you, then! We know. You're clumsy and break things, and fixing them gets expensive, right? Doing it yourself is a great option, but only if you have the right tools around. Show More Summary

Google Pixelbook convertible breaks cover with high-end hardware, pen and big price tag

It's Google hardware leak day! Right alongside fresh leaks of the Pixel 2 XL and new Google Home Mini, we also have information on a brand new Pixel-branded Chromebook from Google called the Pixelbook. Droid-Life has a couple of images...Show More Summary

Google Home Mini is the Amazon Echo Dot competitor we need — now it just has to sell

Google's problem hasn't been that it can't make good hardware. It's just that it's never been able to market it properly. Fun fact: Google Home is my favorite of the connected-speaker-assist-things so far. I like it more than Amazon Echo. Show More Summary

Google Pixel 2 XL shown in black and white, pricing rumored at $849

Here's our best render leak yet. We're just a couple weeks away from Google's October 4 Pixel event, so we're in the crunch time for major leaks. Look what we have here: the folks over at Droid-life have renders of the new Pixel 2 XL in both black and white. Show More Summary

Google's smaller Home Mini speaker will cost just $49

The Google Home Mini will cost just $49 when it debuts next month. A treasure trove of leaked Google hardware information is coming to light today as Droid-life is reporting evidence of an upcoming miniature version of the Google Home set to debut at company's October 4 hardware event in San Francisco. Show More Summary

How to customize Always On Display on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung has slowly improved its Always On Display — here's how to get started with it. Even when your Galaxy Note S8's display is "off," it isn't really off. Always On Display triggers right away, and continues to show you useful information...Show More Summary

LG V30 gets torn down, showing impressive camera hardware

JerryRigEverything has torn down the LG V30, showing all the internal components. While it hasn't been released yet, the LG V30 has already been making waves with reviewers. Alex said in his review of the device that it was a no-BS flagship: everything a user may want without any compromises or gimmicks. Show More Summary

PaintVR Brings 3D Painting to Life

Disclaimer: I cannot draw. At all. Like, even a little. Paint VR by Coskami Games is an attempt to bring the 3d painting experience to Daydream. As you may know Google have a powerful 3D painting program called TiltBrush which can be enjoyed on the more powerful headsets such as the Vive but this is the first app for a less powerful system. Read more at VRHeads! ...

The iHome iAVS1 is a boring Echo Dot alarm clock

It's a clock with an Amazon Echo Dot shoved inside. And I'm having no problem containing my excitement. On one hand, it's good thing that so many accessories manufacturers are jumping onto the Echo Dot bandwagon. Amazon's budget Echo is a prime candidate for cheap accessories that make it do more than was originally intended. Show More Summary

Huawei's Mate 10 shows its face in public for the first time

This is the Huawei Mate 10, and it looks familiar. We're nearing the end of the year — not in terms of months, but in terms of phone releases. Most companies want to get their devices into the hands of consumers by the holiday season, which only gives them until about mid- to late-October to do so. Show More Summary

BlackBerry KEYone now available to order online in QWERTY, QWERTZ or AZERTY keyboard layouts!

It's now easier to get a KEYone with custom keyboard layouts! As the BlackBerry KEYone continues to be released into new markets, the folks at BlackBerry Mobile have now officially opened up its online shop in Europe. Customers looking...Show More Summary

Best Wireless Chargers for Samsung Galaxy Note 8

What are the best wireless chargers for Galaxy Note 8? If you ask Apple, wireless charging is the latest and greatest feature for smartphones — and one that Samsung has been perfecting on its line of Galaxy phones since 2014. Samsung's...Show More Summary

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