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We‘re giving away the Honor 7X - Enter now!

If you‘re after a stylish phone that doesn‘t skimp on performance or features, the Honor 7X is absolutely worth a look. And we‘re giving one away! The Honor 7X has flagship looks and an enjoyable, high-performance Android experience in a chassis that‘s just as desirable as phones costing twice as much. And now you can win one! THE PRIZE: One Android Central reader will be taking home a brand new Honor 7X in black! TH

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Here are November‘s winners of the Honor/Huawei incentive program!

These are the lucky November winners of some cool Huawei/Honor swag. There‘s nothing like being a cool person on the internet and winning great gadgets while doing so. But with our Huawei/Honor Community Incentive Program, you can do just that! The basis is pretty simple: be an active, engaged and friendly member of the Huawei or Honor communities in our forums to win great stuff. Here are the winners from November: br77494 - Congrats,

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This 13 Anker portable charger would fit neatly inside a holiday stocking

It‘s a portable charger that fits in your hand. This Anker black Astro E1 ultra compact portable charger is down to 13.19 on Amazon. It normally sells around 17 and the other colors are selling for 20 right now. This charger is the size of a candy bar but has 6700mAh, which means it‘s got enough power to fully charge a Galaxy S8. Features include: Exclusive PowerIQ Technology: Detects your device to deliver its fastest possible

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We‘re celebrating Nova Launcher‘s 6th birthday with a contest!

Happy Birthday to Nova! Six years ago, Nova Launcher was released, and today it‘s one of the best damn launchers around. In a vast and increasingly competitive launcher market, Nova Launcher has grown as a launcher and as a brand. This year in particular the team behind Nova Launcher has a whole lot to celebrate: they‘ve hit 50 million downloads, they made a deal with Razer to be the launcher that ships on the Razer Phone, and thei

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Samsung smart speaker with Bixby to launch in first half of 2018

The speaker will cost around 200 and play nicely with all of Samsung‘s other devices. Samsung confirmed back in August that it was working on its own smart speaker to take on the likes of Amazon Echo and Google Home, but since that initial confirmation, we haven‘t heard much of anything else. However, as we near the end of 2017, new details have finally emerged to give us a better idea of what to expect from it. Bloomberg recently

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STEM Educational Toys and Games Gift Guide

Knowledge is one of life‘s greatest gifts. Treat a young one in your life to the joys of wonder with this selection of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering Math) learning toys and games, from the Makey Makey Inventor Kit to Bioxel‘s Build Your Own Video Game. Star Wars Droid Inventor KitUse this kit to make your own moving, beeping R2-D2 or design a custom droid with the rest of the parts and whatever you have around the h

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What‘s new on Amazon Prime Video for January 2018

Remember how we‘re all tired of 2017 and just can‘t wait for it to end? Amazon feels ya. So here‘s what‘s new on Amazon Prime Video in January 2018. {.intro} Amazon is closing out 2017 strong, and it‘s going to start 2018 even stronger, with a seriously good lineup of shows new and old available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video in January. "Philip K. Dick‘s Electric Dreams" is the one a lot of us have be

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BLU Life One X3 now available after One X2 screw up

The BLU Life One X3 has a metal body, fingerprint sensor, and 5,000 mAh battery for just 149. There‘s a ton of great value to be found in the smartphone space these days, and one company that continually releases respectable hardware for not much cash is BLU. The Life One X3 is BLU‘s latest unlocked Android handset to hit the market, and it really does look like a pretty good value. The BLU Life One X3 has a regular price of 249,

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Start with the 50 SmartThings hub and expand your smart home

All things SmartThings are on sale right now. The Samsung SmartThings Hub is down to 49.98 on Amazon. This is part of a greater sale on SmartThings devices, which includes the motion sensor and the water leak sensor. There‘s even the full SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit for sale at 150. It normally sells above 200. It comes with a Hub and several other accessories, so you can just skip right to this bundle if you want to go all in. Hub

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Best Arcade Games for Android

Bring back all the nostalgic feels with these arcade classics for Android. For all the great new games that are released on Android, sometimes you want to play something ... familiar. Maybe something a little retro that reminds you of those arcade days spent plugging quarters into standalone machines for hours on end. You can relive those moments on your Android phone with these great arcade games available in the Google Play Store. PinOut P

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The Polaroid Moto Mod prints retro photos with incredible technology

Eighty years ago, a company called Polaroid sprouted from a garage not far from the current location of the MrMobile studio. The company‘s founder soon developed a special polarization technology that was rapidly adopted across a slew of products ranging from desk lamps to sunglasses. That work later led to military contracts including pilot goggles, spy satellites, and a special synthetic quinine for treating malaria in troop

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The 2 Blood, Sweat, and Pixels eBook explores the turbulent world of making video games

You think beating that final boss was hard? Try designing him in the first place. Amazon has discounted dozens of Kindle books during a huge one-day sale, including some great reads like Blood, Sweat, and Pixels for 1.99. That‘s a price that won‘t be here tomorrow. You don‘t need an Amazon device to read a Kindle book. Read it anywhere you can download the Kindle app, including iOS and Android. And if you don‘t want to

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Amazon will once again sell Chromecast and Apple TV

Is Amazon‘s dispute with Google finally coming to an end? Google Chromecast and Apple TV are two of the most popular ways to stream online content to your TV, but if you tried searching for these gadgets on Amazon, you wouldn‘t have any idea that they even existed. Amazon stopped selling Chromecast and Apple TV products around two years ago likely as a result of them being direct competitors to its Fire TV lineup, but it looks like t

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Best External Hard Drives for PlayStation 4

The days of cracking open a PS4 for expansion are over! PlayStation 4 owners have no shortage of choice when it comes to storage expansion. Popping out the internal drive is fairly easy, but if you don‘t want to go through that trouble there‘s an alternative. Just plug a USB hard drive into your console, and instantly you have all the storage you could ever need. All you need now is to pick the right drive for your needs. Here are

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This is our first look at the Samsung Galaxy S9

Ladies and gentlemen, the Galaxy S9. Samsung knocked it out of the part with the Galaxy S8 in 2017, and as such, expectations for the S9 are pretty high. We‘ve already heard a few rumors and reports about what to expect from next year‘s flagship, and now we have our first real render of what the phone will probably look like. The folks at 91Mobiles recently partnered with OnLeaks to share the first CAD render for the S9, and altho

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Pandora Plus and free members can stream on-demand after watching an ad

Watch a 15-second ad, get on-demand music streaming. Back in March, Pandora launched Pandora Premium as a way to compete more directly with the likes of Spotify and Google Play Music. One of the biggest draws to Premium is the ability to stream on-demand music alongside Pandora‘s radio stations, but the streaming service is now expanding this feature to both Plus and free members as well. For Plus and free users of Pandora, on-demand mu

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Reminder: Project Fi doesn‘t offer simultaneous voice and data when connected to Sprint

Yes, this is still a thing you have to remember. Project Fi offers a lot of flexibility when it comes to networks, with seamless switching between T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular and Wi-Fi for calling, texting and data needs. While we‘ve established that the switching isn‘t much to worry about and actually works quite well, the one shortcoming arrives when you go to make calls and use data at the same time when your phone is connected

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Deal: Daydream View VR headset on sale for 78

Available now at Best Buy. Google‘s Daydream VR platform has grown quite a bit since its launch in October of 2016, and the best way to experience it is still with the Daydream View headset. Google released a slightly updated version of the Daydream View alongside the Pixel 2 this October, and while it came with a few new features, this also resulted in a slightly higher price of 99. Our own Russell Holly said the new Daydream View head

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HTC U11 and U11+: Everything you need to know!

The HTC U11 and U11+ represent a new direction for the Taiwanese company, featuring an all-glass build, great camera and squeeze input. HTC has, to put it lightly, seen better days. And years. In 2017, the company is trying an all-new design language to entice customers. Gone are the solid metal builds from the HTC One lineup, replaced by slick, reflective glass. On the inside, the HTC U11 and U11+ feature standard flagship components for 2017,

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Custom Snapchat Lenses can now be made on Windows and Mac with Lens Studio

Get ready for even more AR Lenses. Snapchat‘s seen more than a few updates over the years, but one of the more entertaining features it‘s gained are Lenses. Lenses allow users to add 3D characters and models to their photos and videos to integrate augmented reality into their snaps, and with the launch of Lens Studio, Snapchat is allowing just about anyone to create and submit their own Lens creations. Lens Studio is available as

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Spotify is testing a sleeker and less cluttered UI for its Android app

The Spotify app has a new now playing page, search menu, and more. Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming services around, but as great as its library of content and many features are, one thing has always left me wanting a bit more its Android app. Spotify‘s Android app is perfectly functional, but it can sometimes be a pain to navigate if you don‘t know exactly where to go for what you‘re looking for. Thankful

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Best Rechargeable Batteries

We always need batteries, especially around the holidays. The best bet is to go rechargeable. Whether it‘s a kid‘s new toy, your games console controller or even just the TV remote, you always need batteries. If you‘re a parent, you always need a small mountain of batteries. Especially as you enter the busy holiday period when more time is spent at home and gifts are exchanged, your stockpile will be put under more pressure

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Star Wars VR and AR experiences you need to try

Join the rebellion and fight for the Force Disney have recently opened 2 new Star Wars VR experiences at their resorts in Florida and in Downtown Disney in L.A. Secrets of the Empire is a full VR experience using mobile VR units along with props and even scent towers to create the most immersive VR experience we have ever seen. We haven‘t been able to go and see it yet so this isn‘t a review but from what we know so far it sounds a

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Grab the ecobee4 Alexa-enabled Smart Thermostat for 199

This thermostat is so smart it just lowered its own price! Amazon currently has the Alexa-enabled ecobee4 smart thermostat for 199, which is a savings of 50 from its regular price. This is a new all-time low for this item, which is actually much more than just a thermostat. Comes with built-in Alexa Voice Service, so you can ask your ecobee to set a timer, read you the news, adjust the temperature, and more. With Far-field voice technology yo

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