Best phones of 2017

What are the best phones of 2017?

As 2017 draws to a close, it’s time to take a look at the best Android phones of the year and the new iPhone models. It’s been one of the most eventful years for mobile tech in a long time, but there were two major new trends that shaped the world of smartphones in 2017:

edge-to-edge, “bezel-less” screenshigher prices
Almost all new devices this year followed these two trends, and they improved on last year’s trendy new dual camera setups and machine learning features.
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25 Wendy's tweets that served a double shade burger in 2017

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Let’s face it: 2017 was the perfect year to stress eat a Baconator and Frosty. Wendy’s not only helped us feed our feelings, the mastermind behind the Wendy’s Twitter account provided emotional comfort when the fourth Spicy Chicken Sandwich just didn’t cut it.

The fast food chain has shown no mercy when it comes to its competitors. With its witty clapbacks, Wendy’s kept our mouths watering as it continued to serve up beefy burgers with a cold side of shade. 

Here are some of Wendy’s most brutal tweets from 2017:  Read more…

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11 times brands were the greatest trolls on Twitter in 2017

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Most of the time, brands are on social media to answer your concerns. But sometimes, they can surprise you with the comeback of a lifetime. 

Brands used Twitter to do more than just promote their products this year. Their platforms also produced the funniest comebacks and the most shadiest tweets to their competitors. And sure, we shouldn’t really be celebrating a company’s PR strategy. But a good clapback is a good clapback. 

From Netflix to Hamburger Helper, 11 brands didn’t shy away from roasting the hell out of each other in 2017. Read more…

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Best Phones of 2017: video round-up

What are the best phones of 2017?

As 2017 draws to a close, it’s time to take a look at the best Android phones of the year and the new iPhone models. It’s been one of the most eventful years for mobile tech in a long time, so there’s a lot to talk about!

What is your favorite phone of 2017?

We start off with the new iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and then we make the jump to the land of Android with the best offers their: phones like the Galaxy Note 8, LG V30, Google Pixel 2 XL and more.
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Motorola's Black Friday 2017 deals are here


Not to be outdone by other phone makers, Motorola Mobility
today unveiled its own Black Friday 2017 deals, allowing customers to buy select
unlocked handsets (plus Moto Mods) at reduced prices. While Moto’s Black Friday
promotion doesn’t include any jaw-dropping price cuts, you can still find some
attractive deals (though some of them are, or were also available from other
retailers).     

 

Here’s what Motorola’s official US website is currently listing as
part of its Black Friday 2017 promotion:

 

$100 off Moto Z2 Play (now $399.99 instead of $499.99)$60 …

Verizon announces Black Friday 2017 deals, iPhones not included


This Black Friday, Verizon Wireless will allow customers
to buy select high-end smartphones at up to 50% off – in certain conditions. If
you sign up for Verizon Unlimited, the carrier slashes $378 of the prices of
the following handsets: Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel 2 XL, Samsung Galaxy Note
8, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Moto Z2 Force. The $378 discount will be offered
as credit applied to your account over 24 months. This promotion will be
available online starting November 23 (Thursday), and in stores on November 24
(Black Friday).

 

Verizon will also take $100 off select smartphones …

Microsoft's Black Friday 2017 deals include savings on two Android flagship phones


If you want to know what Microsoft is planning for Black
Friday 2017, you’ve come to the right place. While most of the company’s Black
Friday deals don’t have anything to do with phones, there are some upcoming
offers that will certainly be of interest to our readers. In particular, starting
November 23, Microsoft will allow customers to buy Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and
Galaxy S8+ (unlocked) at $150 off.

 

Right now, Microsoft is selling the unlocked Galaxy S8 for $724.99,
while the unlocked Galaxy S8+ is offered for $824.99. At $150 off, the two
flagship handsets will cost $574.99 and $674.99, …

The 8 best poop stories of 2017

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It’s been a real shit year.

Celebrating the hot trash fire that was 2017, we’ve rounded up a bunch of crap stories that occurred throughout the year.

Look, everybody poops. It may be the one unifying thing we have left, so we may as well embrace it. 

1. The Mad Pooper

In September, the world was shocked to learn of the Mad Pooper of Colorado Springs. A local family says they caught a woman stop while out for a jog and defecate on their property on multiple occasions. The Mad Pooper is still at large, but she knows who she is. She knows.  Read more…

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13 times nature was scary AF in 2017

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Never underestimate the power of nature — it continues to be filled with the most alarming creepy crawlers in the world.

Every year it seems like there’s no escaping from what nature has to offer. There were 13 times (and definitely more) of nature not holding back from being absolutely terrifying.

There’s no where to run from slithering snakes in gas pumps and bears breaking into your homes. 

1. When spider crabs ripped the crap out of an octopus

They didn’t even have one small ounce of remorse.  Read more…

2. This python attacking a hyena twice its size

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Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime (2017) leaked specs include Exynos-based chipset, 3GB RAM

Besides the entry-level Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) that we reported about a few days ago, Samsung is likely to launch another cheap smartphone by the end of the year, the Galaxy J5 Prime (2017).

Well, the name isn’t official yet, but there’s a high chance that the leaked device is a sequel to the Galaxy J5 Prime, also known as Samsung SM-G570. The unannounced device that has been recently listed at GFXBench has a consequential model number, SM-G571, which is why we believe it to be a follow-up to the Galaxy J5 Prime.

The sequel to the Galaxy J5 Prime is expected to pack a 1.4GHz quad-core …