Cat has a brand new rugged phone with lasers and other super powers, and it costs $1,000

With a brutal, rugged and unmistakeable look, the new Cat S61 rugged phone means serious business and might just be the perfect phone for adventurers and blue-collar workers.

From the first sight you know that this phone is tough: it is constructed with an aluminum-reinforced frame and meets military-grade standards such as Spec 810G rating. And it’s also IP68 dust and water resistant, and can survive 1.8-meter drops on concrete.

It will survive a drop test and has some truly unique superpowers

But this phone not just about its super-tough …


HMD Global trademarks the Asha brand, new smartphones incoming?

Finnish company HMD Global borrowed the Nokia brand to make smartphones and they’re doing a pretty good job. However, that doesn’t stop HMD from trying to do even better.

It appears that HMD transferred another well-known brand that will probably help it sell even more devices. The “Asha” brand belonged to Nokia before Microsoft acquired the company’s mobile division, but when the Redmond finally bought Nokia’s mobile business, it also got the Asha brand.

Since there’s no official announcement, it’s yet unclear how HMD Global was able to trademark the Asha …

Microsoft's OneDrive for Android gets a brand new look

Microsoft has just released a new version of OneDrive in the Google Play Store. Obviously, it’s not the first time the app gets a major update, but it’s one of the few updates that’s limited to design choices for the most part.

If you’ve been using Microsoft’s OneDrive app on a regular basis, you’ll notice quite a lot of changes design-wise. OneDrive 5.1 features a brand new look and feel, which is supposed to offer a more productive framework.

For starters, Microsoft removed the hamburger menu and put all settings and options on tabs at the bottom of the …

Deal: Need a great affordable phablet? LG V20, brand new and unlocked, is on sale for $270!

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Looking for a great phablet on a budget? If that’s the case, you’re in luck, as the price of the LG V20 just hit a new low on eBay. You can currently buy the device in Titan Gray for $269.99 on the e-commerce site. The cheapest Amazon listing we were able to locate quotes $319.99 for the popular 2016 phablet, so you’ll be saving $50 with this deal. 

The units sold by the eBay reseller are new and unlocked. They are compatible with GSM carriers like T-Mobile and AT&T, but won’t have LTE if you choose to get a SIM card from CDMA carriers …

Brand new Asus ZenFone 4 is already slightly cheaper than at launch


Officially launched in the US at the end of October, the
Asus ZenFone 4 is a pretty nice mid-range smartphone that’s sold unlocked and
can be used on carriers like T-Mobile and AT&T (but not on Verizon and Sprint).

 

Initially sold for $399, the ZenFone 4 is already cheaper
than at launch, as retailers Amazon and B&H are currently offering it for $379.
B&H says this offer ends on December 2 at 11:59 pm ET, while Amazon doesn’t
say when (or if) its offer will end.

 

For $379, you’re getting a handset made out of aluminum and
glass, with an interesting “micro-etched, …

Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have their prices cut in China; analyst calls Apple a "luxury" brand

Yesterday, we passed along a report that cited demand for the Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus in China for Apple’s strong showing in the country during the third calendar quarter (Apple’s fiscal fourth quarter). During that three month period, Apple shipped 38% more iPhone units in the country than it did last year. However, a fresh report from Reuters that was published today, says that the price of the iPhone 8 has been cut by as much as 20% in China. The lower price is designed to lure buyers who otherwise seem fixated on the Apple iPhone X. The tenth anniversary model launches on Friday.

As …

Apple is the most valuable brand globally for the fifth consecutive year

For the fifth consecutive year, consultant Interbrand has named Apple the most valuable brand on the planet. The value of the brand is $184 billion, according to the latest report, which is up 3% over last year’s figure. Some of Apple’s rivals are in the top ten with Google in second place. The Alphabet subsidiary has a brand worth $141.7 billion, 6% higher than the 2016 valuation.

Microsoft takes third place, and its 10% year-over-year hike in value means that the brand is worth $80 billion. Amazon, led by its Echo smart speaker, saw its 5th place brand rise 29% in valuation this year to …

Google to buy HTC's Pixel-making expertise, HTC retains the brand

Those rumors that Google is ready to buy HTC? Well, they turned out to hold water in the end, as HTC stock is now suspended in trading, “pending a major announcement” tomorrow. Perennial leakster Evan Blass says they have received word that Google will be getting HTC’s core mobile engineering assets, while the Taiwanese will be retaining their brand. What does that mean?

Well, Alphabet, Google’s parent company, will be getting the means to make phones itself, probably sold under the Pixel brand, since the upcoming Pixel 2, as well as its predecessor, are said to be made by HTC …

Apple Watch Series 3 could feature brand new form factor, coming along with new iPhones

We have just heard the big news about the Apple Watch: the new model, likely to be called Series 3, is expected to make its debut alongside the announcement of the three new iPhones in September. A massive scoop by Bloomberg also revealed that the new Series 3 Watch will support data connectivity on its own, so it will not need to be tethered to your iPhone to get updates.
But did you know that the new Apple Watch will also look different from the previous two? This is what Apple analyst and insider John Gruber says on his blog, citing an …

Deal: Grab a brand new iPhone SE for only $200 at Best Buy!

ProductLocationCurrent PriceOffer ExpiresiPhone SE 32GB,
SilverBest Buy$199.99 ($399.00)
50% offN/A
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Deal alert! Best Buy is currently selling the 32GB version of the iPhone SE at $200. For comparison, the unlocked version of the handset is going for $399 at Apple’s official store, so a 50% discount is something that you might want to consider. 
It is worth mentioning that this handset is labeled as “Verizon Prepaid”, but according to the many comments, the units are actually carrier unlocked. This means that …