(DEAL) Take $50 off the Amazon Fire HD 10 with the Alexa hands-free feature

How would you like to buy a 10-inch tablet for just $99.99? The Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet is $50 off, which means the model with 32GB of storage and lock screen ads is priced at $99.99. That is a 33% savings. If you don’t want to watch the ads, the price goes up to $114.99, which is still $50 off and a 30% discount. If you need 64GB of native storage and don’t mind watching the lock screen ads, the tablet can be purchased for $139.99. The $50 price cut represents a 26% savings. If you hate watching the ads, this model is $154.99 after the $50 discount. That is 24% off the usual price.

The …


Updated Spectacles are here; changes include new colors, HD video, water resistance and higher price


After selling 220,000 Spectacles at $129.99 a pair, Snap is back with a slightly more costly and updated version of the video recording glasses. Major changes include the ability to snap photos and record video in HD. The glasses are now water resistant and come in onyx, ruby, and sapphire. At $149.99, the new Spectacles are priced $20 higher than the first-gen model, and will offer faster uploads of pictures and videos to a smartphone. Once loaded on a handset, the images can be shared on Snap’s Snapchat messaging app.

Similar to the original Spectacles, pressing on the “record” button …

You can now get a free Amazon Echo Dot with the purchase of the $150 Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet

You can now buy the $150 Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet and get a free Amazon Echo Dot (second generation) smart speaker for a limited time.

The deal is available for the version of the Fire HD 10 with special offers (Amazon lock-screen ads), and it’s one of the best prices for such a combo around.
The Fire HD 10 is a 10-inch tablet with access to Amazon’s ecosystem. It features a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution, 1.8 GHz quad-core chip with 2GB RAM, 32GB of storage, and up to 10 hours of battery life. And considering that Android tablets are practically non-existent …

Update that brings streaming HD video to the OnePlus 5/5T is available with one big caveat

Last December, we told you that the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T do not support HD streaming video from several popular sites such as Google Play Movies, Netflix, and Amazon Video. The reason for this is that neither phone has the Widevine Level 1 Certification; this certification is required to stream certain DRM protected content in HD. Both phones shipped with Widevine Level 3 certification instead.

There is some good news on this front at last. On the OnePlus 5T community forum, a manager named David Y. wrote that OnePlus rolled out a program that will fix the issue. But there is also some …

Samsung's new ISOCELL sensors will shoot 480fps slo-mo in Full HD, are Galaxy S9&S9+ getting that?

Samsung has just detailed a trove of intriguing new camera features of its newest ISOCELL camera sensors, which are quite likely making it to the upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9+ flagships. We’ve already explained at large how important the Galaxy S9/S9+ will be for mobile photography, but Samsung’s recent detailing of the camera sensor really turns up our expectations to 11.

Thanks to the all-new 3-stack fast-read-out sensor that Samsung is incorporating in its sensors, the cameras of upcoming Galaxy devices will be able to focus even faster and more accurately than before thanks …

Alcatel 3C officially introduced with 6-inch HD+ display, Android Nougat

TCL confirmed earlier this month it will unveil new smartphones at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in late February. The Chinese company hinted to three new smartphone lineups: Alcatel 5, Alcatel 3 and Alcatel 1.

Three smartphones have been mentioned by TCL in the announcement, each belonging to one of the Alcatel series to be introduced next month: Alcatel 5, Alcatel 3V and Alcatel 1X.

Today, TCL launched yet another Android smartphone, the cheap Alcatel 3C, its first handset to feature an 18:9 display. The Alcatel 3C was introduced in Italy and is likely to go on sale in other European …

Essential is now selling phone accessories, including HD earphones and USB-C to 3.5mm adapters

Quite many months after releasing the interesting Essential Phone,
Essential today started selling accessories via its official website (US
only). When we say accessories, we mean more than just the Essential 360 Camera
module that was already available to buy.

 

Here’s a list of new Essential accessories that you can
order right away, prices included:

Essential Earphones HD ($99), featuring “immersive
fatigue-free sound” and a multi-action button that can even activate Google
Assistant. These high-definition earphones work not just with the Essential
Phone, but also with other devices …

New sunglasses can record HD video, snap photos, and stream video live to social media sites

Back in September 2016, Snapchat parent Snap introduced a new product called Spectacles. Basically a cheap pair of sunglasses with an embedded video camera, the device was priced at $129.99 and recorded 10 seconds of video everytime the “record button” was tapped. A maximum of 30 seconds could be recorded and uploaded to social media. Originally sold out of a vending machine that moved from location to location, the company announced last October that in one year it had sold over 150,000 units, 50% more than expected. Once Snapchat started selling them online, sales began to tumble.

Now, …

Affordable phones in 2018 could have high-resolution, Quad HD screens

Qualcomm is allegedly working on a new chip for mid-range phones in 2018, the Snapdragon 670, that will high-resolution Quad HD displays and dual cameras on phones that do not cost a fortune. The information comes from German blogger Roland Quandt, who has been able to source some very accurate information in the past.
The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 that is under development is said to come to replace the current Snapdragon 660. The Snapdragon 660 was what powers a lot of very popular devices in Asia – the Oppo R11 and R11s series, a few …

OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T do not support streaming HD video from several popular apps

Here’s some bad news for those of you with the OnePlus 5 or OnePlus 5T. According to a OnePlus forum member with the handle of whatthefunk, neither the OnePlus 5 nor the OnePlus 5T have the necessary Widevine Level 1 Certification required to stream certain DRM protected content in HD. Streaming apps that would be affected by this include Google Play Movies, Netflix, and Amazon Video. YouTube can stream in HD on both handsets. Both phones currently carry support for Widevine Level 3.

Being unable to stream videos in HD from popular video apps is certainly not what consumers would expect …