Deal: Samsung Gear 360 is on sale for just 70$ ($280 off) on Amazon

Even if you’re not into 360-degree cameras, you might be interested in this deal that will get you Samsung’s Gear 360 for less than $70. We’re talking about the original Gear 360 camera, not the one that was launched by Samsung this year.

Still, considering the 360-degree camera initially sold for $350, you’ll be saving no less than $280 if you buy from Amazon while the deal is live. Best Buy has the Samsung Gear 360 on sale as well, but customers must pay $210 to get one, which makes Amazon’s deal even crazier.

Amazon is selling the US version of the camera, …


Twitter expands its character cap to 280 characters per tweet for most users

Twitter announced today that it is satisfied with the test it started in September that allowed some users to double the character cap on tweets from 140 to 280. The new character limit for most Twitter users globally is now officially 280 characters per tweet. During the test period, people still kept under 140 characters, and as Twitter put it, “the brevity of Twitter remained.” The number of English language tweets that hit the limit dropped from 9% to 1% with the expanded cap. Twitter says that this reflects users editing posts less often with the new higher limit.

Twitter says that …

Deal: Unlocked Sony Xperia X Compact is on sale at Best Buy for $280 (30% off)

The Xperia X Compact is one of the many Sony smartphones that will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo. We’re not sure how much popular the handset is among Android fans, but the Xperia X Compact seems a bit overpriced at nearly $400.

Having a 4.6-inch display with HD (720p) resolution doesn’t help either. On the bright side, the phone boasts an impressive 23-megapixel rear-facing camera and a decent hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor.

If you’ve been looking for a mid-end Xperia smartphone, one that would not force you to break the bank, then you might …

Twitter testing 280 character cap, double the current limit

President Trump might be excited to hear that Twitter is testing out a new cap of 280 characters per message. This would be a doubling of the current 140 character limit per message that has been a trademark of Twitter since its debut on July 15th, 2006. Only a small percentage of Twitter users (a single digit percentage at first) will see the new 280 character limit over the next few weeks until the higher character limit is available to all users.

Not all languages will be taking part in the testing. Those who tap out tweets in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean are out of luck, as those languages …