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Get Your Android Gaming On With NVIDIA's SHIELD TV Gaming Edition For $168 From Amazon

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The NVIDIA SHIELD TV Gaming Edition is down to $168. This is typically priced at $199, and sometimes drops to around $189. But $168 is actually its lowest all-time price. During the holiday season, it was just $169. So it beats the all-time low by a buck. The "Gaming Edition" comes with the remote and controller, hence the "Gaming Edition" moniker.NVIDIA's SHIELD TV is a somewhat older set-top box right now, but it is still worth picking up. And that is because of how powerful it is. This is a gaming console, allowing you to play your favorite Android games, but also your favorite PC games thanks to GeForce NOW, which allows you to stream them over your internet connection.This does run on Android TV, which means you are getting plenty of great Android apps. That includes Netflix, Hulu, Google Play Movies & TV, YouTube and so much more. This is one of the only Android TV boxes on the market - the other being the Xiaomi Mi Box S. And it is the best. Supporti…

U.S. Congress and White House working on plans to ban equipment from ZTE and Huawei

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Huawei and ZTE, two multi-national telecommunications companies based in China, are under fire by the United States and other governments over the companies' ties to the Chinese government. ZTE nearly shut down last year over an import ban, and now it and Huawei may be prevented from selling telecommunications equipment to the United States.According to Bloomberg, the Trump administration is considering an executive order that could "significantly restrict" Chinese state-owned telecom companies from operating in the United States. It doesn't explicitly name ZTE and Huawei, but the law would affect them. The order allegedly hasn't been presented to President Trump yet, and the White House has not confirmed Bloomberg's report.Last year, ZTE almost shut down due to an import ban by the United States, which went into affect after the company was found violating Iran trade sanctions. The trade ban was lifted after ZTE paid over $1 billion in fines, but ZTE is stil…

Google deal cuts the price of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL by $150 each

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If you've been waiting for Google to offer a new deal on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, your patience has been rewarded. Both handsets have been reduced in price by $150 at the Google Store. The Pixel 3, with its 5.5-inch 1080 x 2160 (FHD+) display is now available at a price of $649 for the 64GB model, and $749 for the 128GB version. Or, you can make 24 monthly payments of $27.04 or $31.21, respectively.
The Pixel 3 XL offers a notched 6.3-inch 1440 x 2960 (QHD+, 18.5:9 aspect ratio) display. The 64GB variant is on sale for $749, or $31.21 a month over 24 months. The ...
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The Global Galaxy S10+ just set some very underwhelming benchmark scores

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Samsung Galaxy S10+ concept renders based on leaked info
The next Galaxy, as Samsung likes to call it, is now just one month away and today the international variant of the Galaxy S10+ has been benchmarked. But rather surprisingly, the results are pretty underwhelming. A lack of optimization?
With the help of the Exynos 9820, 6GB of RAM, and Android 9 Pie, the global Galaxy S10+ scored 3248 points on Geekbench's single-core test. Likewise, when all cores were working together, the upcoming flagship managed to reach a total of 7999 ...
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Awesome deal: 30GB Pixel 3, Samsung S9, and Huawei Mate 20 Pro plans starting at $59 per month on Optus

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Optus is kicking off 2019 with some awesome deals on 2018's best flagship smartphones. Plans start at just $59 per month and include a healthy 30GB of data. Phones on offer as part of this promotion include the Pixel 3 for $59 per month, the Galaxy S9 for $59 per month, and the Huawei Mate …The post Awesome deal: 30GB Pixel 3, Samsung S9, and Huawei Mate 20 Pro plans starting at $59 per month on Optus appeared first on Ausdroid.
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Install Asus ROG Camera app on Any Android Device – PixelMaster

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Asus recently released its gaming focused ROG smartphone and along with all its powerful features, it also packs a powerful camera. Thanks to XDA developer linuxct, any Android phone user can download Asus PixelMaster Camera / ROG Camera for their respective devices. The developer has ported the PixelMaster camera app directly from ROG phone for various Android devices. […]The post Install Asus ROG Camera app on Any Android Device – PixelMaster appeared first on Team Android.
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Google offering $150 off Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, plus up to $400 off with trade-in

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If you've been thinking about buying a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL, now may be a good time to pull the trigger.Google is now cutting $150 off both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. That means that the 64GB Pixel 3 is $649 and the 128GB Pixel 3 is $749. The larger Pixel 3 starts at $749 for the 64GB model and goes up to $849 for the 128GB version.If you've got a device to trade in, you can save even more. Google is offering up to $400 in credit when you trade in your old phone and get a new Pixel. You'll need to complete Google's trade-in wizard to get an offer on your old device. You'll be charged the full amount when you buy your Pixel, but then you can mail your old phone to Google using a prepaid shipping kit and you'll get a refund on your credit card for your old device.The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are some of the best smartphones on the market, combining solid designs and specs with pure Android software and speedy updates. Plus, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have what ma…

Let The Robots Clean With iRobot's Roomba 690 For Just $248 At Amazon

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Amazon is selling the very popular iRobot Roomba 690 right now, for just $248. That is down about $52 from its regular price. Not quite back to its Black Friday price of $199, but this is likely the lowest we will see it until Prime Day in July.iRobot's Roomba 690 has a few pretty nifty features included, like its 3-Stage Cleaning System. This will allow the Roomba 690 to clean up and not leave any dirt behind, which is a good thing to see here. It has two front brushes and then a center one, that will clean up with ease, so that you won't have to worry about cleaning up after it.It also has iAdapt for mapping out your home. This mapping is only done so that the Roomba knows where it needs to clean and where it has already clean. Making everything easy on the Roomba, so that it doesn't miss any spots.This is 2019, so you'd expect your robot vacuum to work with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. And well, the Roomba 690 does work with both. Allowing you to use your voic…

The best headphones for PlayStation 4

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What you can see is only a part of the gaming experience, the visual comes together with the auditory to bring you out of your seat and into the world of the game. Whether you rely on audio cues to tell you when you're about to get jump-scared by your next opponent or which one of your opponents just ran out of bullets, a good headset will give you the most immersive action possible. If you need some help choosing, here are several great choices covering all different budgets.Long battery lifeAstro A50 WirelessWith Dolby 7.1 surround sound and a built-in MixAmp DAC, the A50 produces some of the finest sound you can find in a gaming headset. Featuring 15 hours of battery life, this headset charges back up in its magnetic charging cradle. As far as wireless is concerned, it connects to the PS4 through a base station using a 5GHz wireless transmitter.$300 at AmazonFor all-day playSteelSeries Arctis 7Thanks to its innovative "ski-band" design which suspends the headset using…

Weekly poll: vivo NEX Dual Display, hot or not?

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A poll from a month ago showed that people are interested in the extra functionality provided by a second screen. The vivo NEX Dual Display is the latest and, perhaps, most exciting addition to that genre. So, did vivo nail it or not?The eponymous feature comes from the pair of Super AMOLED panels – one 6.39" on the front and one 5.49" on the back. Both have 1080p resolution, but different aspect ratios (19.5:9 and 16:9, respectively).So, what can you do with the second screen? The best use case is to take selfies with the main camera – a 12MP sensor with large 1.4µm pixels and an f/1.8 lens with OIS. There's no selfie camera and none can match this one anyway.The second screen can also help when taking a photo of other people – this way both you and them can see how the shot is framed and everyone can make adjustments. This will help everyone look their best (the phone can also suggest poses if you want it to).Awesome, what else can the second display do? Well... that&#…

8 of our favorite tech deals this week: Phone clearance prices, projectors, and more

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Winter sucks for shopping. At least, it does if you're doing it in the traditional sense: driving out in the snow, fighting for parking, and watching the sun set before you're even half done. It's enough to drive someone to ditch the brick-and-mortar life and commit to an online retail existence. As luck would have it, we've spotted a bunch of good deals from some of our favorite online stores, ready to save you a buck or two on mobile tech.BlackBerry KEYone: $200 offWell, there's no pretending that the KEYone is on a lot of buyers' short lists, being a bit old now, weird enough to be a tough sell from the beginning, and always seeming to cost a little too much for what it is. But it's got a physical keyboard experience that's super-tough to find elsewhere, stellar batter life, and with this $200-off deal, a $300 sticker price that's finally in the realm of attractive.Moto X4: $135 offYour phone tastes exist a little closer to the mainstream? Not a …

In-display fingerprint scanner is coming to at least one Samsung Galaxy S10 model

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Back in 2017, there was talk that Samsung would include an in-display fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy Note 9. This never happened, reportedly because the technology wasn't yet ready for prime time; at that point, screen protectors were preventing the feature from working. This is a problem that Samsung apparently has not been able to fix.

Still, XDA reports that code found in the Samsung Pay app reveals that at least one Galaxy S10 model will feature an in-display fingerprint scanner. We know that the more affordable Samsung Galaxy S10E won't have this feature; ...
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Samsung has more notch-bearing smartphones on the way

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The upcoming Samsung Galaxy M20
Despite avoiding the notch throughout both 2017 and 2018, later this month Samsung will fully embrace the controversial design feature with the launch of its new budget smartphone series. And now, as per a report by 91Mobiles, it has been revealed that Samsung has even more notched smartphones up its sleeves.
Set to arrive during the second quarter of the year, the upcoming Galaxy A50 will arrive complete with one of Samsung's new Infinity-V panels which will be paired with an in-display fingerprint scanner. ...
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Snag a 43" 4K smart Toshiba Fire TV for just $200, an all-time low (40% off MSRP)

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...We found a particularly tempting TV sale this Sunday $200 for a Toshiba 43" Fire TV. With HDR support, this 4K LED TV is a Fire TV Edition device, so you can bark commands across the living room.The TV is well-reviewed, with praises for the image quality and voice functionality, though viewing angles aren't the greatest. Last month we saw another Toshiba 43" Fire TV on sale for $220, thought that was just 1080p. This seems like a better deal. It's available on Amazon and Best Buy, the latter even has Open-Box units for $185.If you're looking around for a bedroom TV, this is a good option to consider, especially at the all-time low price of $200 (the lowest we could find this for previously was $250). Being a Fire TV Edition, you wouldn't need to get a Roku or Chromecast for your smart TV needs. It makes even more sense if you're in the Echo/Alexa eco-system, as you could probably do without an Echo in that room.
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Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL back down to Black Friday prices

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We love the Google Pixel 3 XL. It's the best Android phone on the market, and the smaller Google Pixel 3 is the compact runner-up, and right now, you can grab either one $150 off, just as you could during Black Friday! The Google Store currently has the Google Pixel 3 starting at $649 and the Pixel 3 XL starting at $749, $150 off the normal $799 and $899 price tags. This discount should make the Pixel 3 even more tantalizing than normal, considering these phones will be getting Android version and security updates up until October 2021 — which would be Android S — and these phones have top-notch cameras, displays, and only one of them actually has a notch at the top of its screen.Pixel phones last a long time, and while there are still some bugs that slip past Google from time to time, these phones are dependable and worth pouncing on, especially at these prices.From $749 at Google Store
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Google app 9.5 preps Assistant Dark mode, additional ‘Updates’ functionality [APK Insight]

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As a more compact Google Assistant is rolling out, the latest Google app beta suggests that more features are in development. Version 9.5 reveals that a dark mode is in the works for Assistant, as well as additional functionality for the Updates feed.About APK Insight: In this 'APK Insight' post, we've decompiled the latest version of an application that Google uploaded to the Play Store. When we decompile these files (called APKs, in the case of Android apps), we're able to see various lines of code within that hint at possible future features. Keep in mind that Google may or may not ever ship these features, and our interpretation of what they are may be imperfect. We'll try to enable those that are closer to being finished, however, to show you how they'll look in the case that they do ship. With that in mind, read on.Google Assistant dark modeAndroid Q is likely going to introduce a system-level Dark mode as many of Google's apps in recent weeks have ad…

One-month test: Can a Chromebook replace my main computer?

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Ever since Chromebooks started coming out, the most common question has been, can they really replace your main computer? Many users have already done it, especially those who don't need much more than something for checking emails, going through social media, and doing light browsing. But using a Chromebook full time in a professional setting, that's another question.I've tried before to fully replace my PC with iPads, Android tablets, and Chromebooks. It's never worked, mostly because I need a decent way to edit photos and videos for work, but also because of the many kinks these type of products tend to bring to a larger screen. However I've felt that if one of these platforms was to get it right, it would be Chrome OS.I thought running the same experiment again would be a waste of time, but things have changed and this time I took on the month-long test with much more enthusiasm. Is this the year I can finally dump my PC?I think so.Experiment dynamicsTest devic…