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Best Verizon Wireless Deals of February 2018

No matter what T-Mobile says, you can actually find some pretty great deals on Verizon. Verizon Wireless has some of the largest coverage for customers in the United States, and although T-Mobile likes to continually poke fun at the carrier for having high monthly rates, there are actually some really solid deals to be found if you know where to look. You can typically find quite a few deals being run by Verizon at any given time, but if you

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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 wherever possible and smash that "Skip Ad" button on YouTube pre-roll ads as soon as humanly possible. Needless to say, I am also aware that ads are still a necessary evil in the world of smartphone

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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 the beta isn‘t the simplest around, but Essential is now making it much easier to sign up and join. Up until now, if you‘ve wanted to sign up for the beta to get Oreo on the Essential

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Best Android Phone Under 100 for 2018

Best inexpensive Best on Verizon Best on Cricket Wireless Best on MetroPCS Best on Boost Best overall Nokia 2 See at Amazon Right on the dot at 99, the Nokia 2 is simply the best low-cost phone you can buy. It features a sleek and sturdy design with a metal frame, along with a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and a near-stock build of Android. It‘s a bit lacking internally, with just 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, but the clean software

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Google Assistant is now built into the Nest Cam IQ indoor camera

Nest Aware is also getting a new 5/month plan. The Nest Cam IQ is one of the best indoor security cameras money can buy, and thanks to the company‘s recent merging with Google‘s hardware team, is getting even smarter. A new software update is on its way to the indoor Nest Cam IQ, and it adds Google Assistant to the gadget. Just like the Google Home, this means you can now use voice commands to ask the Nest Cam IQ about the weather

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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. When considering a new car mount, my three main considerations are: ease of installation, ease of use, and multi-use scenarios. ProClip sent me a couple o

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Improve your videos with better audio using the 40 Blue Snowball USB microphone

Talk about savings! We haven‘t shared a deal on the Blue Snowball condenser mic dropping to 40 since December. This is a regular price drop we‘ve seen before, but it is 10 off the street price and a match for its lowest ever. Only the Black version of the mic is on sale, as White is still as 49. If you need a mic for podcasts, streaming, or making any sort of online videos the Snowball is a great option on a budget. It uses easy p

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Android Enterprise Recommended highlights the best phones for businesses

Recommendations include the Pixel 2, BlackBerry Motion, and others. As a regular consumer, deciding which Android phone is best for you can often be a real struggle. When you‘re in charge of a company and trying to find the best phone for your employees and co-workers, this struggle is exacerbated even more. To help alleviate some of the headaches that can come with this, Google is launching the Android Enterprise Recommended program. A

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This AmazonBasics 50-mile indoor HDTV antenna is only 21

Stop paying so much for TV. This AmazonBasics 50-mile indoor HDTV antenna is down to 21.39, its lowest price ever. it regularly sells for 28 and has only dropped from that price once before, but even that previous drop didn‘t go as low as this one. The 50-mile range is helpful particularly for people who don‘t live in urban centers. You want to make sure your antenna can reach the signals coming from the nearest broadcast tower. T

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What to look for when buying USB-C cables and adapters

Buying a cable shouldn‘t be difficult. It doesn‘t have to be if you follow these simple tips. USB standards have a long history, and they‘ve gone through plenty of changes since first implemented in 1996. The premise behind them is providing a way to standardize cables, connectors, communication, and power transfer between electronic devices. Those are some pretty high goals to reach, but the specifications do just that and t

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Best External Monitors for your Chromebook

Because sometimes you just want to go big; plug into one of these monitors for that desktop feeling. Chromebooks are perfect on-the-go computers for a lot of people, but sometimes you just want to sit down, relax, and do your thing with a big display. That‘s why almost every laptop, regardless of what software is running on it, has some sort of port to send video out to an external display. And connecting it all together really couldn&l

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Arizona Sunshine tips and tricks for PlayStation VR

We can help you git gud at one of the best zombie shooters on PSVR. Arizona Sunshine, available for PlayStation VR (PSVR) as well as HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality, sends you out into the bleak, dry desert to complete a campaign mode before enjoying it all over again online with a friend or up against hordes of enemies that don‘t stop coming until you run out of ammo. To help you get the most out of this zombie shooter,

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Google‘s Reply app is here and works surprisingly well

Earlier this month, Google‘s Area 120 experimental division announced its latest creation an Android app called "Reply." Reply essentially brings Allo‘s Smart Reply feature to all of your communication apps, and it‘s now available for anyone to download. Reply is still in beta, and if you want to download it, you‘ll need to sideload the APK file as it isn‘t available on the Play Store. Assuming you‘re comfo

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Spotify‘s ‘Add to Queue‘ is a lie

When you see Add to Queue in Spotify, think Play Next instead. Sometimes you don‘t want to hassle with playlists or radio stations; you just want to throw a few songs together in the queue and get the tunes flowing. Unfortunately for Spotify users, the queue behaves differently - and awkwardly - in ways that can make simple tasks difficult, if not impossible. Chief among the awkward and different ways Spotify‘s queue works is "Add

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Get a free Amazon Fire TV 4K when you prepay for a month of DirecTV Now

Don‘t pass this up. DirecTV Now is offering a free Amazon Fire TV 4K when you sign up for its service and prepay for just one month of service, even if you pick the 35 a month plan. The company previously required you to prepay for two months of service to get the free Fire TV (which Amazon charges 70 for), but now has slashed that down to just one. For 35 you now get access to a full month of the streaming service and some new hardware to

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Best Cases for the Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Need a case for your new Mate 10 Pro? These should be on your shortlist. The Mate 10 Pro is a powerful flagship and a battery champ, and it‘s finally launching in the U.S. in just a few days! If you‘re planning on picking one up, you‘ll probably also want to get a case to keep it safe. While there aren‘t too many cases for the phone just yet, we‘ve compiled a short list of some of our favorites you might want to

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DirecTV Now is offering a free Amazon Fire TV 4K when you prepay for just one month of service

Don‘t pass this up. DirecTV Now is offering a free Amazon Fire TV 4K when you sign up for its service and prepay for just one month of service, even if you pick the 35 a month plan. The company previously required you to prepay for two months of service to get the free Fire TV (which Amazon charges 70 for), but now has slashed that down to just one. For 35 you now get access to a full month of the streaming service and some new hardware to

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These are three of the cities where AT&T‘s 5G network will launch in 2018

Everything‘s faster in Texas. In early January, ATT announced plans for launching a legit 5G network in twelve different markets by the end of 2018. The carrier remained tight-lipped at the time about which markets would be graced with this early access, but now we have the names of three of those twelve. According to a post on ATT‘s newsroom, "parts of" Dallas, Atlanta, and Waco, Texas will be among the first cities to be service

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What to do when you see green dots on your PlayStation screen

Are there green dots all over your screen when you turn on your PS4? Here‘s what to do first. Every now and then in the life of an electronic device, things can go sideways. It is an undoubtedly horrifying experience when you find that your very expensive piece of technology is doing something entirely wrong. One issue that is seen on a PlayStation 4 on occasion is green dots smattered across your display. Imagine that the universe of st

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Qualcomm teases what its Snapdragon 845 can do for VR

The 845 is virtual reality‘s new best friend. Samsung‘s Galaxy S9 will be one of the first smartphones powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 845, and it‘ll have a lot of key advantages over the 835. According to a new reference device that was just announced, we‘ll be seeing a similar story when it comes to virtual reality. The reference device in question is the headset you see above, and it‘s based on the late

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Pixel 3 wish list: What we want to see from Google‘s 2018 flagship

The Pixel 2 is already the best Android phone you can buy, but it can always be better. Here are the things I would like to see in the Pixel 3. I‘ve had my Pixel 2 XL since a week after release, and while a small number of early units had some issues, most owners have reported being happy with their device. I didn‘t encounter any of the hardware issues that other early owners experienced, and I‘ve been enjoying the phone quite

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Qualcomm announces new AI Engine ahead of MWC 2018

The Snapdragon gets smarter. Mobile World Congress 2018 will soon be underway, but a few short days before the convention officially kicks off, Qualcomm has announced its latest venture the Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence Engine. Referred to as the simpler "AI Engine", this is a new platform that combines both hardware and software tools for more impressive AI experiences on mobile devices. Qualcomm‘s AI Engine will support the Snapdr

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Are you still happy with your Samsung Galaxy Note 8?

To switch or not to switch. Without a doubt, Samsung‘s Galaxy Note 8 is one of the best phones you can buy right now. It‘s got a gorgeous display, fantastic camera package, zippy performance, and more than enough features. It‘s one heck of a device, and for people that bought it as soon as they could, they‘ve been rocking the Note 8 for just about six months at this point. Six months isn‘t that much time in the g

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These are the best Xiaomi lifestyle products you can buy in 2018

Xiaomi makes hundreds of lifestyle products under its Mi Ecosystem label. These are the best of the lot. Xiaomi‘s phones get all the attention, but over the years the manufacturer has rolled out hundreds of lifestyle products through its Mi Ecosystem label. Under the Ecosystem label, Xiaomi partners with hundreds of Chinese companies to offer smart home products, fitness bands, smart shoes, robot vacuums, and even a rice cooker. Over th

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