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Best ways to watch the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Android

The first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is underway and the action is just starting to heat up. With 16 teams still in contention to raise Lord Stanley‘s cup, there‘s no better time to be sure you‘ll be able to follow your team through the playoffs on your phone so you‘ll never miss a moment of the action. With the games being broadcast by NBC Sports in the U.S. and on Rogers Sportsnet up in Canada, you have options

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Want a VPN for life? Get Ivacy for only 30!

We all value our privacy, and when have so much of our lives online, that privacy and security is paramount. It‘s far too often that people are the victims of identity theft, doxing, and worse, so having a quality VPN to protect the anonymity of your online browsing habits is a great idea. Ivacy VPN is a highly reviewed service that offers person-to-person file sharing at blazing fast speeds, while completely protecting your identity, and

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Save big on various Arlo and IP security camera sets at Amazon today only

See it from anywhere. Security cameras are something that you may not be thinking of adding to your home, or you may want to but don‘t want to pay a small fortune to do so. Well, today Amazon has some big discounts on a variety of systems that you‘ll want to check out. The most affordable option in this sale is Arlo‘s one camera system with outdoor security mount for just 105.99. The camera itself normally sells for 140 and t

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Best Smart LED Light Bulbs that Work with Google Home

Google has so far done a pretty great job in the smart home race - between the stellar Google Home speakers and Google Assistant baked into the Android experience, we‘ve all likely come to rely on Google‘s smart home assistant more and more over the past couple years. If you love the idea of controlling the lights around your home using just your voice, here are your best options for smart LED bulbs that work with Google Home. Phi

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Android P: The best new features so far

Everyone loves new features, and Android gets new ones every year when it‘s time for a new version. In 2018, that means Android P and there are a handful of new great things to check out on top of the changes that make Android more efficient and easier for developers to build applications. We‘ve picked out the best of these new features that you can look forward to having once your phone gets updated or you buy a new model running

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Best features of Android P

Everyone loves new features, and Android gets new ones every year when it‘s time for a new version. In 2018, that means Android P and there are a handful of new great things to check out on top of the changes that make Android more efficient and easier for developers to build applications. We‘ve picked out the best of these new features that you can look forward to having once your phone gets updated or you buy a new model running

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Sonos One will be available in red, yellow, and green this September

The new colors will come with a 30 price increase over the regular models. The Sonos One is already a good-looking speaker, but it‘ll soon get a welcome jolt of color thanks to a new partnership with Danish design brand HAY. This coming September, Sonos will launch the HAY Sonos One Limited Edition Collection with new red, yellow, and green models. The colors were taken directly from HAY‘s 2018 design palette, and although they wo

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You should never have to reset any software, so why do we need to reset our phones?

A Motorola StarTAC sold new for 900 in 1996 and you never had to factory reset its software. One of these things has changed. There‘s a disturbing long-term belief that broken software is somehow our fault for not keeping it clean when it comes to a phone. I‘ve seen it rise up again recently now that Oreo has been available for the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 long enough for users to experience problems, but it happens with almost every d

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Eufy EverCam is a truly wire-free security camera with 365-day battery life

Available for backing right now on Kickstarter. There have been a lot of innovations in the smart security camera market over the last few years, but a couple pain points that still remain are complicated setup processes and short battery life. Eufy, the Anker-owned smart home brand, is now trying to tackle both of those issues with the EverCam. EverCam was recently launched on Kickstarter by Eufy, and it offers a lot of the features you&lsqu

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How to fix Gear VR audio issues on your Chromecast

Sharing VR with friends is fun. Sharing audio issues is not. Here‘s how to fix your audio issues when streaming Gear VR to a Chromecast. A great addition to the Gear VR is the ability to stream your virtual reality session to Chromecast devices. This lets you take your personal VR view and cast it to a TV that your friends and family can watch. Unfortunately, a common issue with this setup is audio not working well or not working at all.

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What to play after you beat Far Cry 5

Feed your wild side with more action-packed open world games Far Cry 5 is an exciting game, with it being the first in the series‘ history to take place in America and giving you so much more to do. Being given free reign to stomp over digital Montana as you control the protagonist of yet another wacky plot is just plain awesome. So, we wouldn‘t blame you for wanting more of it after the experience is over. You could play it again

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How does Instagram‘s new Focus mode compare to your phone‘s portrait mode?

We pitted Instagram‘s Focus mode against the stock portrait mode on a few popular flagships. A few days ago, Instagram rolled out a new shooting mode in its Stories camera called Focus, which allows you to take artsy photos of yourself and friends with artificial bokeh and separation from your background. That‘s right - it‘s basically portrait mode, and it‘s rolling out to Android users as we speak. But a lot of phones

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What‘s the best way to clean your smartphone?

A clean phone is a happy phone. Thanks to ultra-slim bezels, aluminum frames, and shiny glass backs, our smartphones are now more luxurious than they‘ve ever been before. However, as great as they may look when they‘re fresh out of the box, just about everyone knows that those good looks can quickly start to fade after a few days of normal use. Since we take our smartphones just about everywhere, they have a tendency to get really

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Nokia 1 review: Android Go has a lot of potential

HMD‘s most affordable Android phone to date has plenty to offer. HMD Global set its sights on the budget segment last year, and heading into 2018 the Finnish manufacturer is doubling down with phones targeted at all price points. The Nokia 1 is particularly interesting as it is the first Android Go device from the manufacturer, with the phone featuring Google‘s lightweight operating system optimized for low-powered hardware. The N

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Huawei‘s first 5G smartphone will make its debut in Q3 2019, could be the Mate 30

Huawei‘s upcoming 5G smartphone will feature the company‘s own 5G modem. Huawei has kicked off the 2018 edition of its global analyst summit in Shenzhen, with the Chinese manufacturer detailing plans for the next year. With 5G set to gain momentum next year, Huawei has announced that its first 5G-enabled smartphone will be making its debut in the latter half of 2019. Given the timing of the launch, it‘s not unlikely to expec

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How to use Samsung Smart Switch to back up your Galaxy phone

How do I back up my data on my Samsung Galaxy device? While Google‘s services do a great job of keeping your content in the cloud, it gets a bit trickier when trying to back up certain types of local data - things like application data, game saves, and more. It‘s not hard to sign back into all of your apps when you get a new phone, but Samsung‘s Smart Switch app makes setting up a new phone a breeze. Simply download the appl

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Huawei‘s first 5G smartphone will make its debut in Q3 2019

Huawei‘s upcoming 5G smartphone will feature the company‘s own 5G modem. Huawei has kicked off the 2018 edition of its global analyst summit in Shenzhen, with the Chinese manufacturer detailing plans for the next year. With 5G set to gain momentum next year, Huawei has announced that its first 5G-enabled smartphone will be making its debut in the latter half of 2019. Given the timing of the launch, it‘s not unlikely to expec

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Vodafone rolls out a limited edition Galaxy S9 and S9+ for Formula 1 fans

Galaxy S9/S9+ Red Bull Ring edition is now up for sale on Vodafone Netherlands. Samsung has teamed up with Red Bull Racing and Vodafone Netherlands to launch a limited edition Galaxy S9 and S9+ for Formula 1 fans. Dubbed the Red Bull Ring limited edition, the bundle includes a standard Galaxy S9/S9+ along with a custom case featuring the insignia of the team‘s test track in Austria (Red Bull Ring). The bundle comes with custom packaging,

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Pete Lau shares the first camera samples taken with the OnePlus 6

OnePlus CEO gives us an early look at the camera capabilities of the OnePlus 6. The OnePlus 6 hype machine is in full swing, with the Chinese manufacturer teasing new details about its upcoming flagship on a daily basis now. We saw yesterday that the phone will be the first OnePlus device to offer water resistance, and just a few hours later OnePlus CEO Pete Lau shared the first camera samples taken with the device on Weibo. The photos give

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Nokia 7 Plus vs. OnePlus 5T: A close contest

The OnePlus 5T still offers the best specs in this segment, but the Nokia 7 Plus has a better camera and outstanding battery life. HMD Global revived the Nokia brand last year, primarily focusing on the budget segment. After a relatively quiet start, the Finnish manufacturer saw increased momentum in the fourth quarter of 2017, where it managed to sell 4.4 million phones, outpacing the likes of OnePlus, HTC, and Google. HMD is adopting a more

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T-Mobile fined 40 million because it played fake ringtones and lies to rural users about call quality

Unlike the Uncarrier. The FCC has fined T-Mobile 40 million for faking connections to rural customers in Wisconsin, according to a release. It also inserted fake ring tones into those calls to make it seem like they were connecting and failing, even though no one was on the other end of the call to pick up. The FCC‘s Enforcement Bureau opened an investigation following rural carrier and consumer complaints that T-Mobile callers were

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Gaze upon this great LG G7 ThinQ render

The first real look at LG‘s 2018 flagship. We‘ve been tracking the LG G7 ThinQ‘s rumors, leaks, sketchy images and renders for some time now, but this is absolutely our best and most reputable look at the phone yet. It comes courtesy of @evleaks, of course, who sent out a crisp and clear promo render that looks exactly like what you‘d see in an official LG-sanctioned ad after its announcement. LG G7....ThinQ. pic.twitter

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Today‘s best deals you won‘t want to miss

Whether you‘re looking for new tech gear or household items, we‘ve got you covered. Today you can get big discounts on a Roomba robotic vacuum, the Apple MacBook Pro, cable modems, and more! Don‘t pass these up. View the rest of the deals If you want to know about the deals as soon as they are happening, you‘ll want to follow Thrifter on Twitter, and sign up for the newsletter, because missing out on a great dea

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