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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- When Samsung finally unveiled the Galaxy Note 9, there were some who were disappointed that the new features and specs were not really as flashy as expected. But most people agree that one of the best things about it is the 4,000 mAh battery life, wh
NVIDIA's SHIELD TV hasn't been getting any younger, but it's still the Android TV box to have. It was available for $139 last month, but for one day only. Best Buy currently has the same deal (okay, it's an extra 99 cents), and you can get a controll
The Google Chromecastis set to receive a hardware update soon. This new Chromecast is likely to look similar or identical to the old one, but inside it will feature a better WiFi antenna and Bluetooth support. The new device went through the FCC with
Huawei is launching two new gradient P20 Pro colors at IFA 2018. The two new colors were inspired by the midnight sky and the sea. Huawei is introducing two new P20 Pro gradient colors at IFA at the end of the month. The first uses a spread of colors
If you still don’t have what’s arguably the best Android TV box in your home, Best Buy is currently hosting a sale on SHIELD TV from NVIDIA. With the sale, Best Buy is marking $40 off the usual $179.99 price of SHIELD TV, bringing
Fornite invites for owners of select Android phones are going out. If you own a compatible device, sign-up on Epic's website to get yours.Earlier this week, Epic Games officially began rolling out the Fortnite beta for Android devices. After only a f
Over the past few weeks, details have emerged about Google's upcoming products for China. After largely exiting the country eight year ago, Google is now working on a censored news application and search engine for Chinese users. Many have spoken out
Has it always been your dream to carry around 1 kilo of gold everywhere that you go and people wont even know you have it? Well, that can come true, sort of, if you have around $60,000 lying around that you can use to buy a smartphone. Russian compan
Smart speakers are all the rage these days. Google and Amazon have a lead on just about everyone, but that doesn’t mean companies like Apple, Samsung, and now apparently Motorola, don’t want in on the action. AndroidPure has a rep
Which phone was the first to sport a dual-camera setup? What about 8GB of RAM? Think you know the answers? Prove it by taking this short quiz! This weeks quiz revolves around phones that introduced something new to the market. It contains 10 multiple
In a back to school sale, Amazon has dropped the prices on a bunch of their Fire TV and Echo products. The discounts range from $10 off to $100 off, depending on the device. The best deal is probably the $50 off the Echo Plus, because Amazon is also
It’s no secret that the auto industry is notoriously behind when it comes to cutting-edge technology. While the smartphones we carry in our pockets are extremely powerful, the heat units in our cars are typically underwhelming and often not
HTC's latest flagship effort is called the U12+. The phone builds upon its predecessor, the U11 and adds lots of improvements including dual-cameras on the front and back.Update (8/17/18): Three months after its initial debut, the Flame Red HTC U12 P
If you've been looking for some more music to add to your library, Google Play Music is once again offering free albums. Chances are that not all will be to your tastes, but we've got a wide variety to choose from this time around. Here's the list: G
If you want to work as an IT pro, youll need expert training as well as the opportunity to earn valuable, industry-recognized credentials. That doesnt mean, however, that youll have to put your life on hold and head back to school. On the contrary, y
Back to School season is underway, and Amazon wants to help you add some smarts to your home, dorm, or apartment on the cheap. Amazon is now discounting several of its Echo and Fire devices. There are deals on the Echo [...]Back to School season is u
The world of tech moves extremely quickly, and that’s not exclusive to just phones. But fortunately for anyone that needs an easy way to keep up, there’s an excellent service called SitePoint that makes it much easier. There are t
It looks like Bluetooth is coming to the next Chromecast. Could that mean there's a remote coming, too? An updated filing with the FCC points to the next Chromecast having Bluetooth. While Bluetooth could mean many things for the Chromecast, it might
According to a report out of Taiwan, Google is readying suppliers to manufacturer its very own Smart Display, similar to the ones we’ve already seen hit the market from Lenovo and JBL. We recently reviewed Lenovo’s Smart Display a
Does the Nest x Yale offer the same convenience as its thermostat counterpart, while also staying secure? Is it worth the price? Read on to find out.Security is a funny thing; it’s this illusion we all indulge in, telling ourselves our home
OnePlus' cult following may be going a little more mainstream. The Chinese device maker has reportedly struck a deal with one US-based carrier.OnePlus next-flagship, the 6T will launch in a few months and its going to be a special device, at least fr
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was officially unveiled last week. The phone may look really similar to last year’s Note 8, but Samsung has packed it with with a ton of new features which should justify its ludicrous $1,000+ price tag. We&#82
It’s been a week focused more on Android P Pie updates. That’s something we expected ever since Google surprised us by serving the Android P dessert. We’ve been filled with news of what OEMs and devices will get a slice
Google has offered some rudimentary backup functionality in Android since the 2.0 days, but it improved backup functionality in 6.0 Marshmallow. However, you still have to trust that the Google Drive backups are happening as there are no user-facing
Is there room for Motorola at the smart speaker table? New images leaked online of a Motorola smart speaker, akin to a Google Home. It appears from the images that the speaker is geared towards the Chinese market. The promotional material doesn&#
We've given away countless Bluetooth speakers over the years, but if you're looking for a truly unique speaker, now's your chance. We've partnered with Urbanears to give away two of the company's 'Lotsen' units, which normally cost $199 a piece. The
Most folks who pre-ordered don’t have a Galaxy Note 9 in their hands yet, but as soon as you pull your new phone out of the box from Verizon, you’ll likely see a Day 1 update that brings the latest Android security patch to the de
Welcome back to our weeklyTop 10 Android App Updatescolumn, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week.We’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being upd
UMIDIGI pits its latest flagship, the Z2 Pro against the Huawei P20 Pro monster in a short video. Who wins? Check out the clip and article to find out.You might have already heard that UMIDIGIs latest flagship, the Z2 Pro just went on sale a few days
If youre familiar with the whole Mission Impossible franchise, you know that at the beginning, they always receive a message that will self-destruct after the hero has read or heard it. Dont worry, Google will not make your phone explode or anything
Earlier this year Google rolled out a significant update to their Gmail platform. Many new features were added that built on work Google had done with other applications and were finally bringing over to the email platform. Some of the features, like
Not sure you want to buy the UMIDIGI Z2 Pro? These seven reasons why you should buy the phone might make you change your mind fast.The UMIDIGI Z2 Pro just went on sale a few days ago with a great price tag. Well if youre still not convinced whether t
After the underwhelming launch of the HTC U12+, you might find it surprising that HTC is planning a mid-range successor to its flagship smartphone. From what we can tell, the HTC U12 Life is still on track to launch this fall, but a new rumor claims
Qualcomm might be taking a feature from the Huawei playbook for 2019's flagship chipsets. The upcoming Snapdragon mobile chipset for 2019 might have a dedicated NPU. NPU stands for Neural Processing Unit and its function is to process AI features. Hu
Assistant-powered displays are a thing now, and they may actually be a pretty good thing. However, Google itself hasn't announced any smart display products. That could change later this year, according to a new report. Sources tell the Nikk
On this episode of the Droid Life Show, we’re looking again at the two newest phones on the block, the Galaxy Note 9 and Moto Z3. We’ve had a Note 9 in house for most of the week and want to talk about the good and bad, plus our M
The HTC U12+ is getting a new coat of paint in the U.S. HTC is now accepting pre-orders for the Flame Red version of the HTC U12+. This model is being sold unlocked and is compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon. It includes [...]The HTC
LG has continued to see struggles for the last few years, but we take a look at the G7 ThinQ to determine whether the company has a winner in 2018.LG has been stuck in a rut for the last few years, similar to other OEMs not named Samsung. The company
Because messaging apps are now a dime a dozen, each of the major players are trying to come up with more features to entice new users or to keep their existing base from transferring to another. Skype has been around for some time now but found itsel
Huawei has confirmed that the pending launch of their Mate 20 series of smartphones will usher in a new era for processors as the company makes their new Kirin 980 available in a consumer product. The Kirin 980 is notable as it is produced using a 7n
Now that Android Pie is out, Google has unveiled the Go edition of the new operating system, which is designed to run on low-end handsets.Last year, Google launched a stripped back version of its mobile operating system designed for low-spec smartpho
Fortnite for Android is one of the most anticipated games we’ve seen in a long time. EPIC Games initially launched the Fortnite Beta for Android, locking it down to a select number of Samsung devices. But now, they’re opening it u
Who says you have to pay a ton for one of the good cheap phones? Join us as we take a look at the best budget phones you can buy right now.There are a lot of great phones out there, but the reality is many of them cost well over $500. So what if you
OnePlus will partner with T-Mobile to sell its forthcoming OnePlus 6T, according to a report from CNET. The follow-up to the OnePlus 6, released in May, is expected to be available in October. T-Mobile will be OnePlus' first US carrier partner, marki
The Galaxy Note 9and its $1,000 self is up for pre-order and arriving soon (August 24), which means many of you are about to have a really expensive, do-everything phone in hand. When you do open the box within minutes of the delivery truck dropping
The race to conquer the connected home is on and Google is looking to launch a new product to compete with Amazon. According to Nikkei Asian Review, Google will launch a smart speaker with a display by the end of 2018, and likely before the holiday [
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is one of the hottest phones of the year. Check out my first impressions after my first 24 hours with it.A little over 24 hours ago I received the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and began digging into one of the biggest phones of the
Just because the Galaxy Note 9 is out, it doesnt mean were taking a break from all Samsung-related news. We care about the brand mainly because whatever it introduces to the market, were certain other OEMs will take a second look and follow. We know