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These $10 wireless Bluetooth headphones can last for up to eight hours

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Amazon has the iClever Bluetooth Wireless Headphones on sale today in your choice of black or brown when you enter promo code XSYB4T6O during checkout. That'll save you $10 off their regular cost and snag you these headphones at one of their best prices ever.These wireless headphones feature Bluetooth 4.1 and come with three pairs of ear-tips so you can find the right fit. They last for up to eight hours on a single charge which is pretty stellar, plus they feature a water-proof nano-coating so you won't have to worry about weather affecting them. That means they're equipped for use while exercising too. There's an in-line remote where you can control your music, the volume, and even take calls thanks to its built-in microphone.Close to 400 customers at Amazon left a review for these headphones, resulting in a rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars. These wouldn't perform that well for music, but if you primarily want to use them to make calls or listen to podcasts, they'…

Microsoft patents a wearable device that could help Parkinson's patients

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Ever since the Microsoft Band 2 came out back in 2015, old Redmond has mostly been out of the wearable game. That being said, that wearable did pack some truly impressive and ambitious tech, enabling things like maximum volume of oxygen (VO2 max) tracking. Microsoft is clearly no stranger to experimentation when it comes to such gadgets and if a recently acquired patent is to be believed, there could be plenty more in store.The document in question, simply titled "WEARABLE DEVICE" was filed back in June 2017, but has now been officially published by USPTO. Like every patent request, it is long, broad and vague in most parts, but the gist of it does sound very impressive.Apparently, at the heart of the device is an array of actuators, potentially mounted in a way that would allow for adjustments in their position. Working together with specialized sensors, their purpose would be to do their best in reducing or stabilizing involuntary movement in an adjacent joint or even enti…

Keep your gear powered up with this 4-pack of rechargeable batteries for $8

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It never hurts to have extra batteries on hand, and right now this 4-pack of AmazonBasics rechargeable AA batteries is on sale for $7.64. These batteries normally sell around $11, and even though they fluctuate a lot in price they've only dropped below $8 a few times in the past. Other batteries like AAA batteries are discounted right now too.Speaking from personal experience, I have this same pack of four and use them primarily for charging my game controllers. With these you don't need a big, bulky dock sitting next to your TV and you don't have any messy cords like you would with a play-and-charge kit. Plus, with four of them you will always have a replacement when the batteries get low, though you may want to pick up a battery charger if you don't have one already.These batteries can be stored for three years and still maintain 65% of their original charge. The 2400mAh capacity means they can provide a lot of juice before needing to be recharged. Plus, it will take…

All tech products on eBay are 10% off, everything else is 15% off

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...Between the recent Google Express 15% off sale and eBay's repeated site-wide coupons, there have been some great deals this holiday season. If you're not done shopping yet, eBay just released another coupon. 'PICKUPSALE' takes 10% off all tech products, and 15% off everything else.This isn't the best eBay coupon we've seen recently, since it's only a 10% discount and it maxes out at $75 off, but it's not bad either. Here are some Android/Google-related products that work with the code:The code will work until midnight PT on September 16 (tonight). It's only valid for one transaction, but you can have multiple items in the same transaction. You have to enter code PICKUPSALE at checkout to get the discount.
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Nokia is back, but will it last?

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It's been over two and a half years since we first covered the news thatthe Nokia brand was being brought back to mobile, and with Android devices just like many had hoped would happen. While the nostalgia forNokiawas strong it seemed like a tall order to come back from the near total collapse of the brand afterMicrosoft essentially buried them right next to Windows Phone. And as we pointed out at the time, this wasn't Nokia proper that was going to be building the new devices,HMD Globalhad merely bought the rights to brand their devices as Nokia. It seemed like a question of when, not if, we were going to have to bury the Nokia brand for a second time.Fast forward to today and while the Nokia brand may not be poised to retake the crown as ruler of the mobile landscape, they are doing considerably better than I think all but the most ardent of Nokia fans would have predicted. HMD Global recently reported that they have sold over 70 million devices in slightly less than 2 years…

Protect and organize small electronics with the $8 AmazonBasics Travel Case

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You probably know the struggle of trying to keep multiple devices and accessories well-protected while on-the-go. Thankfully, this universal travel case by AmazonBasics is now just $7.70 and will help you manage all your different cables and small electronics in one place. It generally sells for $10.49 and hasn't dropped this low in over a year.This case was designed to fit multiple small electronics, from cameras and smartphones to styluses and charging cables. The interior has a variety of different sized mesh pockets for your tech and the soft cotton jersey fabric helps prevent scratches. It has a wrist strap on the outside as well. Its dimensions are 9.5 x 5.25 x 1.88 inches.AmazonBasics also includes a one-year warranty with this case's purchase. At Amazon, nearly 4,000 customers left a review for this case resulting in a solid rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.See at AmazonThis post may contain affiliate links. See our disclosure policy for more details.
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Both Amazon and Google will produce wireless ear buds to compete with Apple says top analyst

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Last month, we showed you a chart from analytical firm Gartner that showed how the firm expects ear-worn devices to go from 21.5 million units shipped last year to 158.4 million units by 2022. If Gartner's analysis is right, ear-worn devices will top all wearables in shipments in just a few years. And to lend credence to these figures, TF International analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that Google and Amazon will each produce their own wireless ear buds similar to Apple's popular AirPods. Kuo expects both firms to launch their new devices during the second half of 2019.
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5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly

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Welcome to the 273rd edition of Android Apps Weekly! Here are the big headlines from the last week:Essential surprised all of us this week when they purchased CloudMagic. CloudMagic closed its app, Newton Mail, down earlier this year citing financial problems. Now, a phone OEM with financial problems owns the email developer with financial problems. We enjoyed that particular bit of irony. We have no idea why Essential purchased CloudMagic. The company says it is always on the lookout for great technology, but nothing further. Take that for what it's worth.Google+ is shutting down sooner than originally expected. Google announced a second data leak with an estimated impact of 52.5 million users. It's very similar to the first data leak. It exposed a lot of user information to developers on the Google+ API. In response, the shut down is now April 2019 instead of August 2019. Of course, it had plenty of problems before that as well. On a positive note, you can make donations t…

Dell's Inspiron Chromebook 14 has dropped to $450 ($150 off) at Best Buy

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Our review of Dell's latest Chromebook, the Inspiron 14 2-in-1, was published earlier today. The regular price of $599 is a little steep for the specifications you get, but it has just gone on sale. Now you can get the Inspiron Chromebook for $449.99 at Best Buy — a $150 discount from the MSRP.This is a 14-inch convertible Chromebook, with an Intel Core i3-8130U processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, and a 1080p IPS screen. It charges over USB Type-C, and the screen works with a stylus. The only major downside is that it's somewhat heavy, at about 4 pounds (1.81 kg).You can buy it from Best Buy at the link below. A free Google Home Mini is included.
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Leaked Google Pixel 3 Lite cases show similar yet slightly different phone design

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After a veritable surge of Pixel 3 Lite leaks back in November, the rumor mill has been surprisingly lacking on info regarding Google's alleged midrange phone. Still, the "leakster" community appears adamant that at least one or maybe even two such Pixel Lite handsets are indeed in the pipeline and inching towards a release. Last we heard any news on the matter, it was in the shape of a pair or fairly derailed 3D renders.Now, a fresh new leak brings more of the same, but with a slight twist. The source on this new set of CAD creations is allegedly a case manufacturer. And some of those often have access to early dummy units, or at the very least detailed device dimensions so as not to waste time and potentially resources crafting products.Now, that being said, it is totally up to you to decide if and just how much to trust this alleged representation of what is said to be the Google Pixel 3 Lite. The overall design and relative proportions of chins and bezels to screen d…

Protect your Samsung Galaxy A6 with these fine cases

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The Samsung Galaxy A6 is a good looking phone, and it'd be a shame if you were to have an accident that would harm those good looks without proper protection. Today, we're taking a look at the best cases to keep your Galaxy A6 safe. Early spoiler: Spigen's Liquid Air Armor is one of our favorite options here due to a combination of quality and brand trust. That said, there are many other great options on this list, and the only way to see them all is to read on.Slim ProfileSpigen Liquid Air ArmorThis flexible case is a slim fit that protects all the edges it needs to, with a nice anti-slip material for improved grip. Spigen's Liquid Air Armor is also pretty stylish and comes from a brand that we know stands behind its product.$13 at AmazonRugged ProtectionSUPCASE Unicorn Beetle ProSUPCASE has made a name for itself when it comes to these rugged cases. With dual-layer protection and a built-in screen protector, you don't have to suffer a mild heart attack whenever y…

MrMobile on the LG Watch W7: "W8" for the next one

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When I first saw the LG Watch W7 smartwatch at the company's Fall launch event in NYC, I was almost more captivated by the watch than by the LG V40 headliner. A Wear OS smartwatch with a hole cut in the display to accommodate two analog hands, with battery life stretching to 100 days? Sign me up, I thought.The trouble with ideas that are cool on paper, though, is that they don't always translate to the wrist. LG had to make a lot of sacrifices to accommodate the W7's analog gearbox: there's no GPS, no NFC, no heart-rate monitor ... and because the merging of gadget and gearbox required a three-year development cycle, the W7 runs on the older Snapdragon 2100 platform. Combine those compromises with a high price tag (even after discount) and, well, you might be better off "W8" ing for the next one. Hit the full review above to learn more! Stay social, my friendsYouTubeThe WebTwitterFacebookSnapchatInstagram
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