Motorola celebrates the 45th birthday of the mobile phone with a heap of awesome deals!

Did you know the mobile phone is turning 45 today? That’s right! On April 3, 1973, the very first mobile cellular phone call was made between prototype units of the Motorola DynaTAC. The DynaTAC, lovingly referred to as the “brick” phone, didn’t become commercially available until 10 years later, however, passing FCC approval in September 1983. It hit store shelves that same year priced at $3,995 (that’s $9,184 in 2018 money!). It measured in at 10 inches in length and weighed 2 pounds! It was literally the size of a brick and weighed as much as… uh… a pineapple! …


Demi Lovato celebrates 6 years of sobriety with DJ Khaled and Kehlani in emotional speech

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On March 14, Demi Lovato celebrated a major milestone in her life and career. No, it wasn’t a shiny award or magazine cover: it was her 6 year anniversary of being sober. 

The singer has been an advocate for mental health awareness and overcoming addiction, and she’s been public about her own struggles with both issues, but her ‘sober birthday’ was celebrated on stage during her performance in New York City on March 16. Lovato’s tourmates DJ Khaled and Kehlani stopped her set to share their love and support for the singer. 

“First of all, I watched your documentary. I watched it a few times and every time I look at you…I say, ‘this is a strong queen,'” DJ Khaled told Lovato while the audience cheered. “What you’ve overcome, through trials and tribulations, through dark clouds—you’ve found the sunshine and now the sun is shining on you forever.”  Read more…

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Maze celebrates 2018 with price drops: the Maze Alpha X is an even better bargain now

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Maze is still a fairly young brand in the smartphone world, but the manufacturer came out swinging. Its first entry was the Alpha — a bezel-less phone (with a chin), which came out just as the new trend was picking up, and before most manufacturers caught up. Five months later, the company refined the design by upgrading it with the new 1:2 display aspect ratio …

Apple Watch easter egg celebrates the New Year

If 2018 has yet to start where you live, and you own the Apple Watch, make sure that you watch the screen of the timepiece when midnight hits. Apple has slipped in an easter egg in the form of animated fireworks. This is similar to the animated balloons that appear on the Apple Watch face when midnight brings the owner’s birthday. These visual celebrations are new and were added to the Apple Watch when watchOS 4 was rolled out earlier in 2017.

It doesn’t matter which watch face you are using on the Apple Watch, or which Apple Watch Series you own. As soon as the time reads 00:00, raise your …

OnePlus celebrates 4 years: special giveaway and discounts posted

Ah, it has been a long road for OnePlus — sometimes a bumpy one, sure, but undeniably one that leads up. And right now, everything seems to be going well for the company. Its latest “flagship killer” is a fan-favorite, despite that it sells for much more than the original $299 that the OnePlus One launched with, its accessory shop is growing, and its becoming a recognizable brand, thanks to some subtle, but obviously effective guerilla marketing moves.

Technically, it will be in April of 2018 when the OnePlus One becomes 4 years old, but the company was, of course, …

Action Launcher celebrates its 5th anniversary with release of new update and sale

The one man behind the Android app Action Launcher, Chris Lacy recently announced that his app is celebrating 5 years since birth. A very good reason to celebrate in style with a new update and the first sale since 2014.

Action Launcher v32 isn’t a major release, but it does come with a handful of new features and improvements that justifies its launch. For starters, all new installs of the app will now default to a Pixel Launcher 2 style appearance.

Also, some features like dock search box and Oreo style app shortcuts will no longer require the premium version …

Deals: Amazon celebrates Alexa's third birthday with a bevy of hot deals on Alexa-powered devices

Amazon’s personal AI assistant Alexa has had a great year thus far. Branching out from its roots on bluetooth smart home speakers, Alexa has enjoyed some popularity in the mobile world, appearing on smartphones such as the HTC U11, the Huawei Mate 9 and Moto Z and Moto Z2 handsets via the Amazon Alexa Moto Mod. But this year also marks Alexa’s third birthday and Amazon wants to celebrate by slashing the prices of a handful of devices powered by the AI assistant.

The deal is good from 9 PM PST on Nov. 5 through 11:59 PM PST on Nov. …

Niantic celebrates the Equinox with major Pokemon GO in-game event


The US company behind Pokemon GO smash hit has just announced it will kick off a new in-game event in celebration of the Equinox. The new event is supposed to run from 1:00 PM PDT on September 22 to 1:00 PM PDT on October 2 and will allow players to earn double Stardust for catching Pokemon and hatching Eggs.

With cool autumn nights quickly approaching in the Northern Hemisphere and sunny spring days arriving in the Southern Hemisphere, we thought it would be the perfect time to celebrate the coming equinox with an in-game event. New seasons mean new adventures!