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Grab a $50 Google Play Gift Card for just $45 at Amazon

Your next Android app just got more affordable! Is this deal for me? Google Play has millions of great apps, some of which are free and others of which you have to pay to use. Buying apps can be expensive, so it’s best to do it when they are on sale, but not every app goes on sale. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to save a little bit on all your app purchases? Well, right now you can pick up a $50 Google Play Gift Card for $45…

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Qualcomm just made it way easier for phone makers to support T-Mobile’s 600Mhz network

Your next phone will probably support a T-Mobile’s push for better coverage in the U.S. A lot of T-Mobile customers were upset that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 didn’t support T-Mobile’s burgeoning low-band 600MHz network; many of those same people wondered why Apple’s iPhone 8 and upcoming iPhone X lack the same capabilities. In fact, the LG V30 is the only phone to support T-Mobile’s new network, which pushes LTE signals further and penetrates walls better than even the widely-used 700MHz spectrum used by three of the big four carriers in…

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Qualcomm has managed to fits its once briefcase-sized 5G modem into a phone

Qualcomm has a 5G modem that works in an actual phone. Back at Mobile World Congress in February, I walked through Qualcomm’s sprawling show floor exhibit and was struck by the emphasis being paid to a technology that, at least at the time, had little form or concrete narrative. 5G is a term thrown around to denote the next generation of wireless technology, combining the benefits of today’s high-speed 4G LTE with something faster, more ubiquitous, and significantly cheaper. While it won’t be available to the public until, at the…

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The tiny SanDisk Ultra Fit has huge storage options for a low price

It’s not the size of the flash drive, it’s what you store on it. Is this deal for me? The SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 flash drive is on sale at Amazon today only. You can get the 32GB for $10.19, 64GB for $15.19, or the 128GB for $27.99. Except for a sale in early September, that’s the lowest price on every version of this thumb drive since March. This is part of a wider sale on SanDisk products for Amazon’s Gold Box deals of the day. That means there’s…

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Google Photos now recognizes your pets as people, like it should

This is a good update, Brent. Google Photos’ growing feature set can be difficult to keep track of at times, but one that continues to impress me even to this day is its ability to recognize people’s faces and automatically organize photos that it knows they’re in. As if this wasn’t already good enough, Google is taking things a step further by identifying your pets in the same exact manner. With this update, the People section in Google Photos will be updated to “People and Pets” to showcase both your…

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Google Wifi amps up parental controls with website blocking

Adult sites, begone! Google Wifi might not have gotten any new hardware at Google’s October 4 event earlier this month, but that’s because it really doesn’t need any. Google Wifi is still an excellent option if you’re in the market for a mesh router system, and a new feature is now rolling out to the device that should make raising kids in the 21st century a whole lot easier. That new feature is called “Site Blocking”, and it works pretty much how you’d expect. Turning on Site Blocking will allow…

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These SanDisk microSD cards are deeply discounted for only a few more hours

Storage for phones, drones and more, oh my! Is this deal for me? In a world where we stream more media than we consume, one may think that local storage is not as important as it once was. That couldn’t be further from the truth, though. With companies like Spotify, Netflix and others allowing you to save your favorite media for offline access, having enough storage space is even more important now than it was. As part of its Gold Box deals of the day, Amazon is offering big discounts…

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Put your dusty, old CD player to use with this $8 Mpow phone mount

Stop listening over and over to that same CD you made for a road trip in the 90s. Is this deal for me? This Mpow CD player phone mount is down to $7.99 with code 2ILMROQV through seller Patozon on Amazon. That’s $2 off its average price and as much as $4 better than the other colors like Tiffany Blue. Chances are if you do still have CDs in your car, it’s probably just because you forgot you put them under your seat. This phone mount will sit in that…

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These are the cheapest data plans you can buy in the U.S.

Have a carrier in mind or just looking for a cheap plan? Here are the cheapest plans you can get from every one. All prices valid as of October 16, 2017 If you’re hellbent on saving money on your wireless plan, then you have to get away from the Big Four carriers (T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon). Smaller carriers, called mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) or alternative carriers, lease coverage from the larger networks and resell it for less. That being said, depending on your usage and needs, a plan from…

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Amazon says a patch for WPA2 exploit KRACK is in the works

Amazon is evaluating their products to determine how to go forward and patch KRACK. Phones and computers aren’t the only devices affected by the KRACK WPA2 exploit. In a connected world, everything from your toothbrush to your doorbell to your stereo uses Wi-Fi, and every one of them also needs a patch. Good luck with that. One manufacturer with untold millions of things in homes around the world is Amazon, and we hit them up for any news on what they’re doing about KRACK. An Amazon spokesperson tells us “We…

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