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All-new Affirm app aims to be an alternative to traditional credit cards

The new app features a clean design, easy-to-understand fees, and more. Credit cards are both awesome and terrible at the same time. They can be crazy helpful for big purchases that you need to make, but between hidden fees, outdated mobile apps, and plenty more, credit cards can often be a pain to use. PayPal launched Affirm in 2012 for handing out loans for online purchases, and today Affirm is launching its completely overhauled app with the goal of offering people a unique alternative for credit in the modern world….

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Android Pay coming to NYC subways by 2020

Traveling the NYC subway will soon get slightly less terrible. If you live in New York City, you probably own a MetroCard for getting through downtown via the subway system. The MetroCard has been the primary way of accessing the NYC subway since the 1990s as a way to phase out the use of physical tokens, and it was recently announced that the MetroCard is now getting replaced with NFC. London already uses near-field-communication technology for accessing its subway systems, so while this isn’t a revolutionary move, it’s one that…

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Android 8.0 Oreo is now rolling out to the Sony Xperia XZ Premium

The update includes all of the regular Oreo goodies, plus a few new additions from Sony. Sony doesn’t have the biggest presence in the mobile landscape these days, but despite this, the company has recently been killing things in regards to timely software updates. The Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact were the first phones to be announced with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, and shortly after their unveiling, Sony released a fairly extensive list of all the devices it would be updating to Oreo down the road. It…

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Nokia 3310 3G will be available in the U.S. for $60 later this month

Preorders are open now, and it’ll officially be launched at Best Buy on October 29. Back at MWC in February, HMD Global unveiled the Nokia 3310 – a throwback to the classic phone by the same name that first came out in 2000. The phone was originally announced with only support for 2G networks, but in September, HMD announced a 3G version with faster data speeds. That variant was already confirmed to work in the United States, and shortly following that announcement, the 3310 will officially be making its way…

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Pay with Google connects your online purchases right to your Google account

The service is rolling out now with promising merchant support. It’s hard to believe that Google I/O was already more than four months ago, but time sure flies when you’re having fun and freaking out over screen burn-in issues. One of the announcements made at the developer conference this summer was “Pay with Google” – a new platform that aimed to simplify online purchases with your Google account. Updates on this service were pretty much nonexistent following their initial announcement, but today, Google is finally making it available for all…

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T-Mobile’s Galaxy S8 Active passes through the FCC

A rugged and long-lasting Galaxy S8 is making its way to T-Mobile customers. Each year since the Galaxy S4, Samsung has released an “Active” variant of its Galaxy S flagship with a more rugged design and other small touches that vary from year-to-year. These Active devices have typically been exclusives to AT&T, but this year, Samsung will be expanding this lineup to T-Mobile. We first heard murmurings of this in late September, and those have all but been confirmed with the T-Mobile S8 Active making its way through the FCC….

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Is the Pixel 2 XL’s screen burn-in that big of a deal?

A major issue, or just a minor annoyance? Ever since reviews first started coming out, Google’s Pixel 2 XL has been faced with an onslaught of controversy and outrage surrounding its display. Initially, people were complaining about the phone’s muted colors. Blue tints when looking at the display from an angle followed this, and now, there’s the issue of possible screen burn-in. Our own Alex Dobie first reported burn-in on his Pixel 2 XL this past weekend, spotting an outline of the navigation bar that had been burnt into the…

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This is what the OnePlus 5T will probably look like

This is the OnePlus 5T you’re looking for. In early October, a device render popped up for what was supposedly the OnePlus 5T. The render showed off a phone with a 6-inch 18:9 display with very minimal bezels, but it also looked a whole lot like another phone from Oppo. Since then, a new look at the 5T has surfaced, and it’s more of what we’d expect to see from OnePlus later this year. The new render was uploaded by a user on Weibo, and while the phone looks similar…

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Google Home with display will reportedly support YouTube and web browsing

The device is codenamed “Quartz”, and it’ll support YouTube, Google Maps, web browsing, and much more. With the Pixel 2’s unveiling on October 4, we also got to feast our eyes upon the Google Home Mini and Home Max The Mini and Max look like two solid entries in the Home series, and while they each target new demographics previously unreachable by the regular Google Home, there’s still something missing – none of them have a display. Can you guess what’s missing? Although Amazon’s Echo Show isn’t perfect, it’s built-in…

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Mate 10 Pro scores one point less than Pixel 2 in DxOMark test

Huawei’s Mate 10 Pro is a worthy contender to the unstoppable Pixel 2. There are a lot of reasons to like the Pixel 2, but for a lot of people, the biggest one is the phone’s fantastic camera. The Pixel 2’s camera is exceptionally good, and Google proudly announced that it received a score of 98 from DxOMark during the unveiling for the phone on October 4. That’s the highest score DxO has ever handed out to a phone, but that’s bound to change at one point or another. DxO…

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