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Best Android Phones Under $300

Best overall Best for navel-gazing Best for really tight budgets Best overall Moto G5S Plus See at Motorola The Moto G5 Plus was already one of our favorite phones in the sub-$300 price range, but the newer Moto G5S Plus (the 'S' stands...Show More Summary

The OnePlus 'backdoor': What it is, what it isn't, and what you need to know

OnePlus needs to fix this (and quickly) but you don't have much to worry about until they do. You might have heard that OnePlus left a backdoor in the OnePlus 3, the OnePlus 3T, and OnePlus 5 that could be used to root a phone without unlocking the bootloader. Show More Summary

Google Now vs. Quickdrawer: An Action Launcher dilemma

To Google Now or not to Google Now? That is the question. For the longest time, Google Now panes were reserved for the Google Now Launcher, but when its retirement was announced in early 2017, Google released a way for manufacturers to integrate it into their own launchers. Show More Summary

This $6 TaoTronics car mount holds your phone so you can focus on the road

Go hands-free and drive safe! This TaoTronics car mount and phone holder is down to $6 with code CGXFYQXU on Amazon. It sells regularly at $13 and hasn't dropped below that with a direct price drop for all of 2017. This is the lowest...Show More Summary

Bose announces noise-masking earbuds to help you sleep better

Bose's Sleepbuds will be available for all at some point in 2018. Even if you're not an audiophile, you still likely know that Bose has created some of the best headphones and speakers we've ever seen (such as the phenomenal QC35s).Show More Summary

Tons of Anker cables, chargers, cases and more are heavily discounted right now

Chargers, cables, and cases, oh my! Is this deal for me? Around here, we are not strangers to Anker discounts. The company loves to put its products on sale, and you guys love to buy them. Leading up to Black Friday, Anker has released another round of discounts, but we wanted to take it one step further. Show More Summary

Ecobee thermostats pick up Google Assistant

Make your home warmer or cooler with just your voice. Of all that smart home gadgets that exist, thermostats continue to be some of the most popular. Having to get up and walk over to a certain part of the house to warm or cool it is...Show More Summary

Best Cases for the BlackBerry Motion

It's early, but we're starting to see some promising cases for the BlackBerry Motion emerge. is starting to roll out to lucky owners (O' Canada!), which means that its time to take aShow More Summary

Misfit Vapor not coming to Amazon until December

Orders that have already been placed will be fulfilled, but not as fast as you might like. Android Wear watches are rather difficult to recommend to most folks at the moment, but one that hopes to change this is the Misfit Vapor. Misfit...Show More Summary

Ring Doorbell: Which should you buy?

What's the difference between the four options of Ring Video Doorbell? I've used three and can help you pick the right one for your home. I once said that a $200 doorbell was a very silly thing. I was very, very wrong. Because the Ring...Show More Summary

AT&T's Moto Tab is a $300 tablet for watching DirecTV

Available for AT&T customers starting November 17. Motorola used to be one of the biggest players when it came to Android tablets, but it's been quite some time since we've seen the company dabble with larger-screened devices. Lenovo...Show More Summary

Latest Plex update adds Google Assistant support on Android TV

Available with the new v6.9.0 update. Plex remains as one of the best ways for accessing your local movies, TV shows, and music files, and in the latest update to v6.9.0 of its Android app, a lot is being added and fixed to make your...Show More Summary

Alexa as a Moto Mod is almost a good idea

Your Moto phone can now be a mostly functional Amazon Echo. Cool? The coolest thing about Moto Mods as a concept is the ability to extend the capabilities of your phone with hardware that would be less convenient as a standalone device. Show More Summary

T-Mobile's $200 REVVL Plus comes with a 6-inch display and dual cameras

T-Mobile's REVVL Plus delivers a big screen on a budget. T-Mobile unveiled its first self-branded phone — the REVVL — back in August, and the company is now following up with a Plus variant. Like the standard model, the REVVL Plus is...Show More Summary

Should you upgrade from the LG G6 to Pixel 2?

The LG G6 and Pixel 2 are both solid phones in their own right, and as such, trying to pick between the two can be difficult. There have been a lot of great smartphones this year, but because devices such as the Galaxy S8 and iPhoneShow More Summary

Amazon offers a sneak peek at some of its best Black Friday deals

The Amazon Black Friday sneak peek is here, and it doesn't disappoint! We've seen ads from nearly every major retailer already, and one of the last ones that we have been waiting for is Amazon. The company has teased things already, but never officially revealed any detailed plans, until now. Show More Summary

Nougat is now installed on 20.6% of active Android devices

Nougat is making steady gains, but Marshmallow is still the most-used version of Android. A year after its release, Nougat is now installed on 20.6% of active Android devices. Android 7.0 Nougat has a 17.6% market share, with 7.1 coming in at 3%. Show More Summary

Xiaomi joins Samsung at the top of India's smartphone segment

Xiaomi catches up with Samsung to become India's largest smartphone brand. The Indian smartphone segment is booming. According to IDC, over 39 million smartphones were shipped in Q3 2017, an increase of 40% from the second quarter of 2017 and a 21% uptick from Q3 2016. Show More Summary

HTC Vive Focus is a standalone VR headset powered by the Snapdragon 835

HTC's standalone VR headset comes with 'world-scale' tracking. HTC teased a standalone VR headset for the Chinese market earlier this year, and the company has now unveiled the product at a media event in Beijing. Dubbed the Vive Focus,...Show More Summary

Deal: Pixel C tablet down to £299 in the United Kingdom

New savings on an old gadget. Android tablets (and really, tablets in general) have gotten a lot less popular over the past couple of years. The last tablet that Google ever released was the Pixel C that came out back in 2015, and while...Show More Summary

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