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DEAL: Save $40 on NVIDIA SHIELD TV 16GB, Down to $139

If you still don’t have what’s arguably the best Android TV box in your home, Best Buy is currently hosting a sale on SHIELD TV from NVIDIA. With the sale, Best Buy is marking $40 off the usual $179.99 price of SHIELD TV, bringing it down to just $139.99. This is the 16GB model that come...

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DEAL: Amazon is Hosting Huge Discounts on Fire TV, Echo Products Today

In a back to school sale, Amazon has dropped the prices on a bunch of their Fire TV and Echo products. The discounts range from $10 off to $100 off, depending on the device. The best deal is probably the $50 off the Echo Plus, because Amazon is also tossing in a free Philips smart bulb with it. The...

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Report: Google to Release Own Smart Display Later This Year

According to a report out of Taiwan, Google is readying suppliers to manufacturer its very own Smart Display, similar to the ones we’ve already seen hit the market from Lenovo and JBL. We recently reviewed Lenovo’s Smart Display and came away very impressed, loving the idea of having Goo...

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Verizon Galaxy Note 9 Will Get Its First Update on Launch Day

Most folks who pre-ordered don’t have a Galaxy Note 9 in their hands yet, but as soon as you pull your new phone out of the box from Verizon, you’ll likely see a Day 1 update that brings the latest Android security patch to the device. The August patch update is labeled as build M1A...

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Podcast: Galaxy Note 9 is Here

On this episode of the Droid Life Show, we’re looking again at the two newest phones on the block, the Galaxy Note 9 and Moto Z3. We’ve had a Note 9 in house for most of the week and want to talk about the good and bad, plus our Moto Z3 review is here. After diving into those hot convers...

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With added Bluetooth, the next Chromecast could potentially have a remote

An updated filing with the FCC points to the next Chromecast having Bluetooth. While Bluetooth could mean many things for the Chromecast, it might mean Google is finally adding a remote. Other media streamers like Amazon Fire TV and Roku have remotes, and the lack of remotes for Chromecast is...

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Leaked images of Motorola smart speaker point to Chinese Google Home

New images leaked online of a Motorola smart speaker, akin to a Google Home. It appears from the images that the speaker is geared towards the Chinese market. The promotional material doesn’t mention any connection with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. Last week, during the launch of the Sa...

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Next Qualcomm mobile chip might have dedicated NPU

The upcoming Snapdragon mobile chipset for 2019 might have a dedicated NPU. NPU stands for Neural Processing Unit and its function is to process AI features. Huawei’s Kirin series of chipsets already have dedicated NPUs, so Qualcomm might be cribbing from those. According to Roland Quandt ov...

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Best budget phones you can buy (August 2018)

There are a lot of great phones out there, but the reality is many of them cost well over $500. So what if you want a good phone but don’t want to spend a lot of money? There are plenty of cheap phones out there that aren’t so great, but the good news is that a cheap price poin...

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Nokia teases phone launch on August 21, possibly Nokia 9

Nokia will unveil a new smartphone on August 21, according to the official Nokia Mobile Twitter account. Although we don’t know for certain which phone Nokia will launch, it’s probably the Nokia 9 (2018). The rumored Nokia 9 (2018) will be a flagship device that will compete with the l...


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