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  • Amazon kicks off its Black Friday Week with up to 47% off its hardware
    von Jared DiPane am November 22, 2019 um 8:08 am

    We used to celebrate Black Friday as just a single day after Thanksgiving, and now it's turned into much more. This year, Amazon is running a Black Friday Week promo, which starts today and runs all the way through Black Friday. There will be tons of deals to be had, and the first wave includes a bunch of the company's own hardware like the Fire Tablet, Kindle, Echo Link Amp, and even bundles with Ring Doorbell Cameras. This is not all of the company's devices, though Amazon has stated previously that more discounts would drop throughout the whole week. Whether you are looking to get started on holiday shopping for someone on your list, or happen to be in the market for some new gadgets for yourself, you won't want to miss out on these deals. Let's take a look at everything available at a discount right now. Fire Tablets Fire 7 - $29.99 (Was $50) Fire 7 Kids Edition - $59.99 (Was $100) Fire HD 8 - $49.99 (Was $80) Fire HD 8 Kids Edition - $79.99 (Was $130) All-new Fire HD 10 - $9... […]

  • Samsung Galaxy A71 renders show hole-punch design, quad camera setup
    von Babu Mohan am November 22, 2019 um 7:23 am

    The Galaxy A71 is likely to be launched sometime early next year. What you need to know Popular leaker @OnLeaks has collaborated with CashKaro to release the first CAD-based renders of the Samsung Galaxy A71. The renders reveal an Infinity-O display and an L-shaped quad camera array on the back. It is rumored that the upcoming mid-range smartphone will sport a 6.7-inch FHD+ display and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 675 chipset. Earlier this month, we got our first look at Samsung's upcoming Galaxy A51 mid-range smartphone, courtesy of leaker @OnLeaks. The reliable leaker has now teamed up with CashKaro to give us our first clear look at another upcoming A-series smartphone from Samsung, the Galaxy A71. The renders suggest the Galaxy A71 will not be very different from the Galaxy A51 in terms of design. It will have a single hole-punch cutout at the top of the display, similar to the Galaxy Note 10 series. The phone will also have minimal bezels on all sides. On the back of th... […]

  • A bipartisan block of 15 senators is opposing new trade licenses for Huawei
    von Muhammad Jarir Kanji am November 22, 2019 um 2:14 am

    The licenses relate to 'non-essential' goods. What you need to know The Commerce Department started issuing its responses to over 290 requests from U.S. firms for licenses to trade with Huawei this Wednesday. A day later, a group of senators has written to President Trump to stop the issuance of these licenses. The group includes Chuck Schumer, Tom Cotton, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Rick Scott, among others. Just as it seemed Huawei execs had finally claimed a victory in the company's ongoing spat with the U.S. government, dark clouds hang over its fate again. A day after the Commerce Department began issuing American companies licenses to start supplying Huawei with 'non-essential' goods — things crucial to its success, like Google's mobile services — a team of Republican and Democratic senators has now called on the Trump administration to stop issuing said licenses. The 14 senators include Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer, democratic presidential nomi... […]

  • Does your Disney+ stream keep buffering? Try these fixes for better video
    von Christine Chan am November 22, 2019 um 2:12 am

    With Disney+, we can now watch all of our favorite classic Disney films, as well as other content from Pixar, Lucasfilm, Marvel, National Geographic, and Fox, all in one place. Disney+ is still in its infancy though, so it's not uncommon to see playback issues, such as buffering, while watching your shows and movies. Luckily there's something you can do about it. Make sure your Internet speeds meet the minimum requirements Quality of video played through Disney+ will depend entirely on your Internet connection speed. The quality automatically adjusts itself based on the speed available at the moment, so if it's fluctuating a lot, then it'll be very noticeable as you watch. For best video quality, Disney+ recommends the following: 5.0 Mbps for High Definition content 25.0 Mbps for 4K UHD content Maintaining a consistent connection with those speeds will guarantee good playback quality. You should also check on how many simultaneous video streams or other high-bandwidth activiti... […]

  • Turn off HDR to improve Google Stadia image quality
    von Asher Madan am November 22, 2019 um 1:58 am

    The game may not look as vibrant, but it works. Google Stadia launched a few days ago and it's safe to say that the launch didn't go as planned. A lot of gamers who preordered still don't have their devices, and there are reports of a number of other problems. However, the biggest issue we've seen on social media is the picture quality. Many reviewers even noted that "4K doesn't look like 4K." Well, you'll be happy to know that we have a quick way to fix image quality. If you're one of the users who's seeing blurry visuals when you're playing Stadia through the Chromecast Ultra, you should think about turning off high dynamic range lighting (HDR). On many games, it appears to dramatically increase the resolution. Below, you can see a table of the improvements to image quality we witnessed after turning off HDR from the Stadia app on Android. We tested a number of games that users are likely to pick up at launch. Game With HDR Resolution Without HDR Resolution Frame Ra... […]

  • Protect your Pixel 4 this Black Friday with discounted cases
    von Ara Wagoner am November 22, 2019 um 1:10 am

    The Google Pixel 4 is a significant switch-up from the previous Pixels — ditching the two-tone glass and the fingerprint sensor. However, it's still a glass-backed flagship phone, and glass-backed flagships get put in cases the second they arrive for their own protection! Whether you want a clear case that can show off the Pixel 4's loveliness or prefer a more robust heavy-duty case to keep things locked down, we've spent hours looking for the best Pixel 4 cases out there. The holidays bring discounts on just about everything technological you can find, and that includes sweet sales on cute cases. Whether you're taking advantage of Black Friday deals to buy yourself, or you just want to expand your case collection with some more personality, more options are readily available. You can expect some price cuts from name-brand case makers like Spigen, Otterbox, and Caseology amongst the doorbuster mania. Slim grip Spigen Liquid Air Staff pick This slim case features a wonder... […]

  • Mainline kernel support for Android is complicated and maybe impossible
    von Jerry Hildenbrand am November 22, 2019 um 12:45 am

    Android has its own special variant of the Linux kernel and that's not a good thing. But, for now, at least, it's a necessity. Why can't it be more like everything else? Google once again had a major presence at the yearly gathering of top Linux developers known as the Linux Plumbers Conference. This is where all the smart people who work hard to make the framework that most of the world's computers run on gather so they can iron out all the problems that any project this big is bound to have. Since Android is by far the most popular operating system that runs atop of Linux, having it be more "standard" and comparable to the rest is really important. Regrettably, it's not even close because of the way vendors support components and manufacturers put them all together. Much has been done and Google has some plans to make things even better. Ron Amadeo at Ars Technica has done a great job at trying to make sense of it all in a way everyone can understand, so if reading about forking... […]

  • Make your home smarter and safer with Amazon UK's deals on Ring and eero
    von Richard Devine am November 22, 2019 um 12:01 am

    Black Friday has come to the UK a week early, or at least Amazon is pretty bad at reading a calendar. Nevertheless, the online giant has kicked off its Black Friday event with a number of hot discounts across its first-party hardware. This is a perfect time to add some smarts and even a little security to your home with scorching deals on both Ring and eero hardware. All of the deals featured here are now live and will run through until early December. Grab your wallet and form an orderly queue! Deals on Ring Amazon owning Ring means there will always be killer discounts at times like Black Friday, and this year is no exception. Whether you're looking for a doorbell, a security camera, or even a bundle with a bonus Echo included, there's something here for you. Ring Video Doorbell 2 - £119 (was £179 - 34% off) Ring Video Doorbell Pro - £149 (was £229 - 35% off) Ring Stick Up Cam + Echo Dot - £89 (was 138.99 - 36% off) Ring Video Doorbell 2 + Echo D... […]

  • Amazon UK's hardware is discounted RIGHT NOW for Black Friday
    von Richard Devine am November 22, 2019 um 12:01 am

    Black Friday has come to the UK a week early, or at least Amazon is pretty bad at reading a calendar. Nevertheless, the online giant has kicked off its Black Friday event with a number of hot discounts across its first-party hardware, including Fire TV, Fire Tablets, Echo and Kindle. All of the deals featured here are now live and will run through until early December. Grab your wallet and form an orderly queue! Deals on Amazon Echo Deals are live across the Echo range covering the speakers, models with a display like the Echo Show, and there are some tasty bundles with other hardware that will help you save even more. Echo Dot 3rd Generation - £22 (was £49.99 - 56% off) Echo Show 5 - £49.99 (was £79.99 - 38% off) Echo Flex - £19.99 (was £24.99 - 20% off) Echo Dot with clock - £34.99 (was £59.99 - 42% off) Echo Dot + Amazon Smart Plug - £31.99 (was £74.98 - 57% off) Echo Show 5 + Neos Cam - £64.99 (was £104.... […]

  • Expand your storage capacity with these discounted SanDisk SD cards!
    von Rich Edmonds am November 22, 2019 um 12:01 am

    Black Friday is hitting the UK early this year with some savings to be had across numerous product categories. If you're on the hunt for an SD card to store data on without splashing too much cash, you're in luck with these excellent savings on SanDisk storage. All of the deals featured here are now live and will run through until early December. Deals on SanDisk SD cards Amazon currently has some killer deals now on for SanDisk SD cards, whether you need one for your mobile phone, Nintendo Switch, camera or laptop. SanDisk Extreme 128GB microSDXC - £18 (was £24 - 25% off) SanDisk Extreme 256GB microSDXC - £50 (was £71 - 30% off) SanDisk Extreme 512GB microSDXC - £99 (was £172 - 42% off) SanDisk Extreme PRO 64GB SDXC - £16 (was £20 - 19% off) SanDisk Extreme PRO 128 GB SDXC - £27 (was £41 - 33% off) SanDisk 64GB Nintendo Switch microSDXC - £12 (was £16 - 29% off) SanDisk 256GB Nintendo Switch microSDXC - &p... […]

  • Is the Galaxy Note 10+ worth the extra money over the Note 10?
    von Andrew Martonik am November 21, 2019 um 11:58 pm

    Samsung makes many of the best Android phones available. We use every single one, and their competitors, to give you the knowledge you need to pick the right one for you. Go big Galaxy Note 10+ $900 at Amazon Pros Samsung's biggest and best display microSD expansion slot Longer battery life Faster charging Cons Too big for many hands Considerably more expensive The Note 10+ is the true flagship of the Samsung line. It has the biggest display, highest specs, and every capability you could ask for. Just be ready to open up your wallet and expand the reach of your hand. Compact option Galaxy Note 10 $750 at Amazon Pros Smaller than Galaxy S10+ $150 less than Note 10+ Full S Pen in compact phone Cons Smaller battery No microSD expansion Lower resolution display The Note 10 brings the S Pen experience down to a phone that's smaller than the Galaxy S10+. That's an appealing proposition, but a relatively expensive one — and you make other trade-offs i... […]

  • Don't settle for the DualShock when there are other PS4 controllers
    von James Bricknell am November 21, 2019 um 11:50 pm

    The stock controller for the PlayStation 4 is good, but it's not for everyone. Fortunately, there are a lot of options out there that offer a different experience, whether you're a competitive gamer, have kids who want to play, or just want to sharpen up your experience. Pick up one of these options if you're looking for something to change up your play. Black Friday is a great time to grab different controllers. It's one of the busiest shopping seasons of the entire year, so retailers have a lot of incentive to drop the prices of their various products. Whether you're looking for an official controller from Sony or something a little more custom, you should be able to find a sale or discounted item that'll fit your needs. The highest of high end ASTRO Gaming C40 TR Staff pick This is expensive, there's no denying it, but the Astro C40 TR is amazing, so it justifies the cost. The sheer number of customizable parts is staggering. From trigger stops to movable thumbsticks, the A... […]

  • Everything we know (so far) about Half-Life: Alyx
    von Brendan Lowry am November 21, 2019 um 11:41 pm

    Half-Life finally returns, though in a way most players probably weren't expecting. It's been 12 years since an official Half-Life game release, so many fans simply gave up hope that Valve would return to the franchise. However, prayers have been answered, and Valve has announced Half-Life is making a return — though not in a way that most people were expecting. Next year, Half-Life: Alyx, a virtual reality-only midquel between Half-Life and Half-Life 2, is set to hit headsets. Here's everything you need to know about the game. Development and reveal Story and setting Gameplay design Bonus content Release date and pricing It finally returns Half-Life: Alyx $54 at Steam Half-Life 3, but it's a midquel Half-Life: Alyx is a bold comeback for Valve's previously-stagnant AAA franchise, described by Valve itself as its "flagship VR game." Development and reveal On Nov. 18, 2019, Valve tweeted the announcement of Half-Life: Alyx, labeling it its "flagship VR game,... […]

  • What's the best premium Echo speaker? The Echo Studio or Echo Plus?
    von Jeramy Johnson am November 21, 2019 um 11:15 pm

    Echo Studio It's the Echo Plus PLUS $200 at Amazon Pros Physical mic mute switch Booming room-filling sound Built-in Zigbee smart home hub Can be paired with another Echo Studio and/or Fire TV for surround sound Cons First gen product Most expensive Echo device The Echo Studio is Amazon's shot across the bow to Apple's Homepod, Google's Home Max, and Sonos' collection of high-end speakers. It offers amazing sound and smarts for a great price. This device just might be the successor to the Echo Plus. Echo Plus (2nd Gen) Smaller speaker smart hub $150 at Amazon Pros Great sound in a smaller package Also has built-in Zigbee smart home hub Can get with free smart bulb Cons Same sound architecture as cheaper, newer Echo Priced a little high at this point The Echo Plus was Amazon's first stab at better Echo audio, and with its Zigbee integration it was the first Echo device that could serve as a smart home hub. The device is on its 2nd generation, but it h... […]

  • These are the best Chromebooks to buy this Black Friday
    von Ara Wagoner am November 21, 2019 um 11:07 pm

    Android Central's top-ranking Chromebook reviews ranked The best Chromebooks of 2019 can provide a top-notch computing experience, perfect for students and anyone looking for a trouble-free laptop with long battery life. We've reviewed and rated the absolute best Chromebooks so that you can find the best value at any budget. Our buyer's guide will help you find the perfect Chrome OS laptop or tablet. If you've been trepidatious about switching to a new operating system, Black Friday deals can sweeten the pot by dropping prices into impulse-buy territory. These coming sales on models from big brands like Lenovo, ASUS, and Dell are an even better value now that Google just extended the support life for most current models by a year or more. We already see discounts on some of our favorite Chromebooks on the market, which means if ever there was a time to snag a Chromebook, it's now! Latest Black Friday Chromebook Deals Dell durability Dell Chromebook 3100 2-in-1 $349 from ... […]