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Pelican coolers, SanDisk flash drives, and Amazon's Echo are all on sale today

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Whether you're looking for new tech gear or household items, we've got you covered.Today you can get big discounts on Pelican coolers, SanDisk flash drives, Amazon's Echo, and more! 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 deal stinks!
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The new Honor 10 has a fingerprint scanner built in under the screen

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The new Honor 10 has a fingerprint scanner built in under the screenThe Star OnlineFull coverage
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Huawei bootloader unlocking codes are being eliminated

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Huawei bootloader unlocking codes are being eliminatedSlashGearFull coverage
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Honor 7X EMUI 8.0 Update Based on Android 8.0 Oreo Starts Rolling Out in India

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Honor 10 One Million Units Sold Globally In a Month: Honor

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Honor 10 One Million Units Sold Globally In a Month: HonorMySmartPrice GearFull coverage
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This week’s top stories: Pixel 2 XL long-term review, every app w/ Google’s new Material Theme, more

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In this week's top stories: Our review of the Pixel 2 XL after using it for a year, a render found in the Android P beta that isn't meant to resemble the upcoming Pixel 3, and a list of every Google app or service that has been updating to its new Material Theme.Amazon Kindle Paperwhite We kicked things off this week with a long-term look at the Pixel 2 XL. You can read the review here, but to sum it up, we're still very much fans of Google's smartphone line. Even with the Pixel 3 only a handful of months away, it's still easy to recommend the Pixel over 2018 flagships such as the Samsung Galaxy S9 and LG G7.Google really has something going for it with smartphone hardware, and while the sales numbers aren't really catching up yet, I think Google is now one of only a few really serious players in the Android space. While other manufacturers are chasing after very niche markets, making generic phones that follow the herd for following's sake, or simply hardly…

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S review: What every brand should copy

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Xiaomi formalized its new smartphone from the MIX series in Shanghai at an event dedicated to presenting the world to a new smartphone. It's bezel-less on three sides, comes without the notch and once again offers top technical features. It's more of an evolution of the previous model than it is a revolution, but the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S was still able to amaze me. Have you ever heard of PETYA?Choose "I don't think so." or "Yes, I think so.".Oops! Seems like something went wrong. Reloading might help. I don't think so.Oops! Seems like something went wrong. Reloading might help. Yes, I think so. Good✓Unique design✓Premium materials✓Excellent camera✓Long-lasting battery✓High performance✓Affordable price✓Gesture navigation✓MIUI (nice graphics and speed) Bad✕Front camera in unusual place✕Frame gets dirty without a cover✕High weight✕MIUI (no Android stock) Lowest price: Xiaomi Mi MIX 2SBest price How to get the phoneThe smartphone is already available for purchase …

The Wolf Among Us 2 delayed to 2019

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...Telltale Games released The Wolf Among Us in 2013, with a handful of ports (including an Android version) arriving the following year. It received positive reviews from critics, and remains one of the company's most beloved titles. Telltale announced a sequel in July of 2017, initially aiming for a late 2018 release date.Yesterday, the company announced that The Wolf Among Us 2 has been delayed to sometime in 2019. In a blog post, Telltale said the delay "comes as the result of a few fundamental changes here at Telltale since we first announced the game last summer." The company laid off a quarter of its staff in late 2017, as part of a restructuring effort."Most importantly, we're committed to exploring new ways to tell our stories," the blog post said. "Taking this extra time will allow us not only to focus on quality but also to experiment and iterate in order to craft something truly special. [...] We're extremely enthusiastic about how the …

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 May Launch In Late July: Rumor

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 may launch ahead of schedule this year, according to a new rumor that's been making the rounds over the last 24 hours, having seemingly originated on Twitter. The device identified by the model number SM-N960 will supposedly be announced on July 29, as per that newly emerged and somewhat dubious claim. Virtually every flagship released by the South Korean tech giant over the last half a decade has been rumored as a candidate for an early announcement but that speculation rarely turned out to be correct, with Samsung having a strong history of sticking with its six-month refresh cycle in the high-end segment of the mobile market. With the Galaxy S9 lineup being announced at MWC in late February before starting to retail in mid-March, the Galaxy Note 9 is still more likely to debut in late August, with the implication being that Samsung will once again unveil the latest addition to its premium phablet family at Berlin, Germany-based IFA trade show.While t…

FAZUP Outs New Tool To Protect Phone Users From Radiation

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FAZUP, a startup company based in Switzerland, has unveiled a new product in the form of a thin patch designed to help minimize the amount of radiation emitted by a mobile phone when it is being used to make a call. The solution uses a passive antenna that works to control the discharge of radiation received by the body when a user is carrying a mobile device in his or her pocket or emitted to the head during a phone call.The FAZUP patch can be attached to the back of a compatible device near its antenna in order to optimize the handset's power control and regulate the flow of radiation toward the user. Mobile devices that work with FAZUP's solution include the Samsung Galaxy S9 range and the Galaxy S8 series as well as some device offerings from ASUS, LG, Sony, Motorola, OnePlus, HTC, Xiaomi, Huawei, BlackBerry, and Nokia. Since the precise positioning of the patch varies by phone model, FAZUP's product kit ships with a special tool to help users fix the location of the p…

5 of our favorite tech sales, discounts, and deals this week

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The weekend has arrived, and that spells time to relax, unwind, and focus on really enjoying yourself. Those of you in the States may be gearing up for a big Memorial Day party, braving supermarket crowds to stock up on hot dogs, hamburgers, and all the requisite cookout staples. To help offset some of those expenses we thought we'd bring you a roundup of some of our favorite tech deals over the past week.Sennheiser HD1 Bluetooth headphones: $80 - $90 offSome things get better with age — fine wine, cheeses, mobile operating systems — and in certain cases, even deals. This one's a little old, first crossing our desk last weekend, but we just had to remind you of it because the savings it offers have grown to be even more substantial.Sennheiser's HD1 Bluetooth headphones are pretty dang nice, but we didn't love paying $500 for them when they first came out. The price dipped to $400, and then last weekend we saw them on sale at Amazon for $314 — not too shabby. But that w…

Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Lite Leaks In Real-Life Image

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A real-life image depicting the boot screen of a Samsung-made Android smartphone called the Galaxy A9 Star Lite appeared online on Saturday, having first emerged on Chinese social media network Weibo. The photograph that can be seen above suggests the existence of a previously unreported device from the South Korean tech giant and yet another product from the company that apparently features an Infinity Display, which is how Samsung refers to its Super AMOLED panels with an elongated 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The name of the handset is indicative of a budget-friendly offering meant to compete in the entry-level or lower mid-range segment of the market. Samsung's first Star-branded Android phone debuted in the form of the Galaxy Star (GT-S5282) announced over half a decade ago running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.The Seoul-based original equipment manufacturer is presently also said to be working on the Galaxy A8 Star, as suggested by a number of recent rumors and product certificates, thou…

Leaked Xiaomi Mi 8 retail box confirms dual camera, dual GPS module and no 3.5mm jack

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We wonder what's left for Xiaomi to announce on May 31 after all these leaked images, video and rumors about the upcoming anniversary Mi 8 flagship. Especially now that photos of the retail box have surfaced online.
Xiaomi Mi 8 retail boxThe box doesn't disclose too much, but it confirms some of the rumored hardware. The usual Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC is on board paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (a 128GB version was also mentioned previously). Another highlighted feature on the box is the GPS, which is set to be a dual-GPS module - apparently a big deal as it's also on the leaked poster below. We don't know why two GPS modules would be better than one but we'll find out soon enough.Looking at the box, we also see a clear confirmation of the dual-camera setup on the back with one of the sensors rated at 20MP, which once again is in line with the previous rumors. Moreover, the box reads that it contains USB Type-C cable - of course, it does - and…

Xiaomi Mi 8 To Offer Best Flagship Value In 1H2018: Insider

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The Xiaomi Mi 8 will be the most "cost-effective" Android flagship launched in the first half of the year, a known industry insider from China said Saturday. Xiaomi's next high-end offering is rumored to start at 2,799 yuan, i.e. the equivalent of $440, at least in the company's home country. That price tag will reportedly be attached to a model with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage space, being some $90 below the starting price of the OnePlus 6, a handset that's currently widely believed to be the best-value flagship on the market.The upcoming device is said to be advertised as the Mi 8 Anniversary Edition even though it's meant to succeed the 2017 Mi 6, with the name being intended to commemorate Xiaomi's eight years in business which the company celebrated in early April. The handset is expected to feature a wide display notch accommodating a 3D camera capable of depth sensing, according to a broad range of reports dating back to late 2017. The module sh…

Germany Seeks Self-Driving Vehicle Tech Agreement With China

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Germany is seeking a self-driving vehicle technology agreement with China, Chancellor Angela Merkel said during her visit to the Far Eastern country earlier this week. The 63-year-old is pushing for the move as part of a broader effort to revamp relations between Berlin and Beijing in order to adapt to digital changes. "Both sides must tread new paths," said Chancellor Merkel in Shenzhen, a southern city that's often referred to as the "Silicon Valley of China." A new automotive memorandum of understanding with Beijing would create additional growth opportunities for both German and Chinese companies, providing extra security for investments in the emerging segment, according to the leader of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany.The largest economy in Europe is also China's biggest technology exporter and trading partner on the Old Continent, with only the United Kingdom surpassing Germany on the list of top European investors in the Asian country. The…

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 With Exynos 9810 SoC Spotted on Geekbench

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The Exynos 9810-powered Samsung Galaxy Note 9 scores surpassed the results of its Snapdragon 845-based counterpart.
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Xiaomi Said to Seek June 7 Listing Hearing for $10 Billion IPO

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For the Xiaomi IPO, timing for the so-called listing hearing could slip, depending on the volume of questions from the exchange ahead of the meeting.
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Mi Note 5 Price, Specifications Spotted; May Debut on May 31

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Along with Mi Note 5, Xiaomi is also likely to unveil the Mi Band 3 and Surge S2 SoC at the May 31 launch.
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Galaxy Note 9 variant with 8GB of RAM, 512GB of storage could be coming

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The unveiling of Samsung's next flagship is still at least a couple of months away but according to one tipster, the device could offer even more internal storage than Samsung's most recent flagships, while also upping the RAM count.
Currently, the highest amount of internal storage Samsung offers for its Galaxy S9 series is 256GB, but the Galaxy Note 9 could be set to double this to 512GB, while also providing expansion via a microSD card slot. Furthermore, all of this could be coupled with a considerable 8GB of RAM. Now, it's worth noting that despite the accurate track record of the ...
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Ride around without getting lost thanks to the $15 iOttie Bike & Motorcycle Phone Mount

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Secure your phone on your bike or motorcycle with this inexpensive mount.For the first time ever, the iOttie Easy One Touch 4 Bicycle and Motorcycle Mount dropped in price down to $14.95 at Amazon. While it's still somewhat new, it's been selling between $17 and $20 since its release last October.The iOttie Easy One Touch 4 can universally hold all phones and even many with cases between 2.3 and 3.5 inches. It features a mounting system which can lock or release the device with one... easy touch. It fits bars from 20 to 34mm in diameter and is fully adjustable allowing you to rotate it 360 degrees with the ability to view in landscape or portrait mode.iOttie also includes a one-year warranty with this phone mount. While this product only has a few reviews on Amazon, iOttie mounts for automobiles have numerous well-rated ones that should be assuring enough to give this one a try.See at Amazon
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Google One App Now Available For Download From Play Store

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Even though Google has yet to upgrade paid Google Drive accounts to Google One, the Google One app is now available for download from the Google Play Store. The listing for the app shows that the Google One application will allow users to manage their storage plans. For example, users will be able to view the amount of storage that Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos consume, as well as the amount of storage that is currently shared with other users included in the shared storage plan. Furthermore, the app will also permit account holders to set how much storage they will allocate to their family members or other users. Moreover, the Google One app will also enable consumers to contact the tech support team of the search giant, either through calls or chat, for any assistance that they may require. Last but not the least, the app will also allow users to access their member benefits like Google Play credits and special discounts with hotels.Google One was announced by the search gi…