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Best Android Phones Over $700

Update, May 2017: Article changed to better reflect a listing of phones costing over $700, rather than under $900. Galaxy S8 moves to the top spot, dropping the Pixel XL one position. The LG V20 and Galaxy S7 edge are replaced on the list. Best overall Best runner-up Best tough phone Best overall Samsung Galaxy S8 See at Verizon See at AT&T See at T-Mobile See at Sprint See at Best Buy The Galaxy S8 has futuristic hardware with tiny bezels that give it a big screen in a small…

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Samsung’s new Gear 360 available tomorrow for way cheaper than the original

You can pick up a new Gear 360 starting May 25! The biggest hurdle for most people when it comes to getting into 360-degree photography is price. Cheap 360 cameras don’t take good photos, and good 360-degree cameras aren’t cheap. Samsung is going to put an end to this with its new Gear 360 camera, which will be launching in stores and online just about everywhere for $229. That price undercuts the original Gear 360 pricing by over $100, and makes the next best camera in the lineup considerably more…

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OnePlus 5: CEO hints at fingerprint on the front

Not the back. Or the side. Or under the screen. OnePlus has made an artform of the “slow trickle” of info around new, unannounced smartphones. The most recent nugget of info comes from the company’s CEO, Pete Lau, who recently appeared to confirm that the OnePlus 5 will feature a front-facing fingerprint scanner, like its predecessors. First reported by GizChina, the remark came in Lau’s answer to a fan question on Chinese social media platform Weibo. Fingerprint on the front means the OnePlus 5 will probably be a traditional 16:9…

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Tell Alexa how much money you saved buying the Echo Dot for $40 today!

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a rare price drop on the Echo Dot for one day only!! Amazon’s Echo Dot is a must-have for anyone looking to make their home smarter, and right now you can get one for $40 from a variety of retailers (including Amazon) for today only! This is a $10 savings and brings it back down to the lowest price we’ve seen on a new condition unit. The Echo Dot is a hands-free voice-controlled device that can play music, provide information,…

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Samsung Galaxy S9 apparently in development, because of course it is

Galaxy S9 and S9+ development reportedly 3-4 months ahead of previous devices. Once again, your shiny new Samsung Galaxy S8 is OLD NEWS. According to reports from the Korean press, development of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ is apparently already well underway, under the codenames “Star” and “Star 2” respectively. That’s entirely unsurprinsing in itself — you’d certainly expect next year’s phone to be in the works by now, as we approach the midway point of 2017. The main takeaway: GS9 development could be further along than previous phones in…

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Icon Pack Studio is a neat icon mask maker with a bad name

Smart Launcher makes one hell of a launcher, and it just stepped up its theming game in a big, big way. Smart Launcher released Icon Pack Studio last week, giving ordinary users with zero experience the ability to create icon masks that will evenly and beautifully apply to all of the apps on their home screen and app drawer. Even better, the way Smart Launcher made this move lets its victory come to other launchers as well, giving users a win and giving Smart Launcher a new way to try…

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active leaves behind the physical navigation buttons

An active Galaxy that doesn’t really look like it. Leaks don’t get much more verifiable than this. The Wireless Power Consortium —the company in charge of the Qi standard — has posted what appears to be the front of the Galaxy S8 Active, a likely-AT&T exclusive that will debut in the next few weeks. Though the phone shares the same basic design as the Galaxy S8, it doesn’t have the (fragile) curved glass, and a slightly larger side bezel buttresses the 5.8-inch screen, reinforced at the corners to protect against…

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You’ll probably want a case for your Galaxy S8 after seeing these photos

Let this forum member’s sad story encourage you to buy a case for your Galaxy S8. The Galaxy S8 series, beautiful as it may be, is covered in glass. And while Samsung is using Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides to protect against scratches, with enough surface area, and an impact hard enough to cause damage, the substrate can crack and break. Such is glass. One of our writers, Matt Brown, already went through this with his five day-old S8, but now forum member jfreeusa has some brutal photos of…

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Top Kodi Tips and Tricks

Get the most out of your Kodi experience on Android! Kodi is king when it comes to media centers. Whether you’ve just installed Kodi from the Google Play Store on your Android phone or have it set up on an Android TV box such as the NVIDIA Shield, we’ve got some tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your Kodi experience. It’s all about the add-ons Kodi is a great option for organizing and accessing all your media: from photos and music, to your favorite movies…

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Get £25 off the Amazon Echo right now in the UK!

If you’ve got a hankering for an Amazon Echo but you were waiting for a deal, now would be the time to bite. For a “limited time” Amazon UK has taken £25 off the price of the big Echo, bringing it down to £124.99. It’s valid on both colors and is a decent chunk off the usual £150 asking price. Though predictably Amazon isn’t saying how limited the limited time is, so it’s probably wise to jump on it sooner rather than later. The bigger Echo has the advantage of…

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