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Deal: Get 74% off lease price of Galaxy Note8, S8, S8+ from Sprint!

For a limited time, you can save 74% off the lease price of a new Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 or S8+ from Sprint, with $0 down, on an 18-month lease. Galaxy Note 8 Galaxy S8 Galaxy S8+ Retail Price $960 $750 $850 Monthly Lease $40 $31.25 $35.42 74%...Show More Summary

Let Seagate's $76 external drive keep 3TB of your most important files backed up

A must-have. Seagate's 3TB Expansion desktop hard drive offers a ton of storage space in a rather small package, which makes it very desirable. It doesn't take up a ton of space on your desk and with its USB 3.0 connection it makes backing up and transferring files a breeze. Show More Summary

A parent's guide to kids using their phone during an active shooter event

The ability to communicate is powerful when everything goes wrong. Crisis situations come in all shapes and sizes, and when you are not there with you kid to protect them these events can be equally terrifying. While the most important...Show More Summary

Best Cases for the Honor View 10

Protect your Honor View 10 with one of these cases. The Honor View 10 is a slick new phone with a modern design and plenty of power to back it up, but it's also made entirely of aluminum, which is notoriously slippery and easy to scratch. Show More Summary

Are Nest Products Worth it?

Yes. Nest is the Apple of all things that aren't actually Apple. That is, Nest products look really good, work really well — and probably cost a good bit more than something that doesn't look as good and work as well. And that makesShow More Summary

Android Oreo rollout resumes for Galaxy S8/S8+

Hopefully for good this time. Android Oreo's availability for the Galaxy S8 has been, problematic. Samsung didn't start issuing a public update until February 8 (more than five months after Oreo's release), and then on February 14 it...Show More Summary

Lava Red OnePlus 5T is officially sold out in North America

Now a collector's item. The 5T is OnePlus's best-looking phone to-date, and limited edition colors like Sandstone White and Lava Red have helped to spruce it up way more than its standard Midnight Black option. The Lava Red OnePlus 5T...Show More Summary

Mobile World Congress 2018 preview: What to expect (other than the Galaxy S9)

Galaxy S9, plus. It's easy to imagine that companies like LG, Huawei, Sony and others were more than a little relieved when Samsung didn't announce the Galaxy S8 at last year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The mobile- and cellular-focused...Show More Summary

Huawei used its Mate 10 Pro to power a driverless car

Huawei's Mate 10 Pro is one heck of an Android phone, and while Huawei was hoping U.S. carrier availability would get more people to pay attention to it, these plans were ultimately thwarted. Now, just in time for this year's MobileShow More Summary

Why an ARM processor in a Chromebook isn't the same as the ARM processor in your phone

Electronics all have one thing in common: how you handle the heat makes all the difference when it comes to performance. We've seen or heard about two really interesting developments when it comes to smart devices recently. The first...Show More Summary

Google Pay Send now starting to replace Google Wallet

More of the same. Earlier this week, Google announced that it was finally ready to say goodbye to Android Pay and replace it with Google Pay. The end goal of Google Pay is to offer all of the functionality of Android Pay and Google Wallet...Show More Summary

Why do people care so much about wireless charging?

Wired vs. wireless. Thanks to the popularity of glass-backed phones like the Galaxy S8, LG V30, and iPhone X, wireless charging is now more prominent than it's ever been. This is great news for people that love using the feature, but...Show More Summary

Channels officially launches for Android TV and Amazon Fire TV

Having been in preview for a while, Channels has now launched properly as a TV viewer on the Android TV and the Amazon Fire TV. When it first emerged, Channels was interesting firstly for jumping from iOS and Apple TV, and secondly because the DVR portion can be set up on the Shield. Show More Summary

Qualcomm's upcoming 5G-enabled Snapdragon chipsets will be built on Samsung's 7nm node

Qualcomm is ready to make the switch to 7nm with Samsung's help. Qualcomm detailed its 5G plans late last year with the introduction of the X50, its first 5G-enabled modem for smartphones. The company has now announced that it is partnering with Samsung over its next-generation Snapdragon chipsets with 5G capabilities. Show More Summary

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro are now up for sale in India; prices start at ?9,999

The wait is over: you can finally get your hands on Xiaomi's latest budget phones in India. Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 5 and the Note 5 Pro in India on February 14, and both models are now available for purchase in the country. The...Show More Summary

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro review: King of the hill

With the Redmi Note 5 Pro, Xiaomi is solidifying its position at the top of India's handset market. Xiaomi can do no wrong in India. The manufacturer sold nearly 10 million units of the Redmi Note 4 in the country last year, and is looking...Show More Summary

Motorola study sheds light on how addicted we really are to our phones

Over half of Gen-Z respondents in the study referred to their phone as "a best friend." Smartphones are great. They connect us with friends and family members, allow us to capture memories through pictures and video, and can even be home to some truly excellent gaming experiences. Show More Summary

Mobile gaming has an advertising problem that needs to be addressed

There are so many great games in the Google Play Store library — don't fall for sleazy advertising tricks. It's safe to say that aside from the Super Bowl, people generally go out of their way to avoid watching ads. We use ad blockers...Show More Summary

Essential Phone users can now join the Oreo beta with a simple OTA update

Sideloading is still an option, but why would you want to bother with that? Although we're still waiting for the Essential Phone to get a public Oreo update, the company's been running an Oreo beta since November. The process for getting...Show More Summary

Oliv. Magnetic Mounts review: Refined design

These magnetic and modular car mounts are a cut above the competition. I've had a growing number of car mounting systems come across my desk for testing purposes, so I've developed a keen eye for determining which are worth writing about and which bring nothing new to the space. Show More Summary

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