Net neutrality ends this Monday, June 11th; motion to keep it alive could die in the House

Last month, the Senate took the first step in a last ditch effort to save net neutrality by passing the Congressional Review Act (CRA) that would overrule the FCC’s decision to end the regulation. This coming Monday, June 11th, net neutrality is scheduled to be phased out. Originally put in place by the Obama-era FCC, the regulation prevents ISPs and wireless carriers in the U.S. from charging streaming content providers for a “fast lane” that would disseminate their media at a faster data speed and at a higher resolution than the competition. Eventually, these extra charges could be passed …


HQ Trivia is teaming up with "The Voice" for a $50,000 jackpot Monday night

If you have been boning up on your useless trivia, you might want to give HQ Trivia a visit this Monday night. The daily online trivia game show is holding a special event on May 14th at 11:30pm with a $50,000 jackpot up for grabs. Besides the cash, one winner will also receive a trip for two to Los Angeles to see the season finale for “The Voice” on May 21st. And NBC’s singing competition also plays a part in HQ Trivia’s special event.

During this Monday’s telecast of “The Voice,” which airs from 8pm to 10pm ET/PT on NBC, HQ Trivia host Scott Rogowsky will appear on the show to give out …

LG G6 is officially getting Android Oreo starting Monday, G5 and V20 to follow

LG just announced that its G6 smartphone – an ex-flagship launched in August 2017 – is finally getting an official Android 8 Oreo update. More exactly, the update will be rolled out starting Monday, April 30, first to G6 units in South Korea, LG’s home country. This will be the inaugural update released through LG’s new Software Upgrade Center (opened a couple of weeks back).
At this time, there is no word on exactly when LG G6 units in the US and other markets will receive Android Oreo. However, we’re fairly certain it won’t be long now, and we hope US carriers are …

Tweet from HTC teases new Vive model to be unveiled this coming Monday at CES


A tweet from HTC that was disseminated on Friday, hints that a new version of the HTC Vive VR headset is due to be unveiled this coming Monday. The tweet says “New Year’s Resolution” on top. The manufacturer cleverly had “New Year’s” out of focus with the word Resolution printed as sharp as a tack. This indicates that the new Vive will have a higher resolution display than the original model. Very smart, HTC.

Considering that Monday is the opening day of the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, we’d say that everything is coming together, pointing toward the unveiling of a new …

Brag it up – what did you get on Black Friday / Cyber Monday?

Ah, Black Friday… The day that follows the holiday, which marks humbleness and gratitude, and looks much worse than it due to stores offering awesome, but limited discounts. It’s a good time to grab a new gadget or accessory at a discount.

Now that both the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are behind us, we thought we’d ask you what you got for yourself. A new phone, a plethora of cases, a bucketload of apps, or everything of the above? If you managed to grab a shiny new flagship at a bargain price, or BOGO deal, congrats! Now, let’s get back to normalcy, at least until the holiday …

Cyber Monday deal: Get the Essential Phone + its 360 camera addon for just $399

It’s Cyber Monday today, meaning last calls for awesome tech deals are in, and one of the most impressive ones enables you to grab the Essential Phone bundled with its 360-degree camera addon on the cheap.
You can get both of these for the ultra-low price of $399, which could easily be the lowest we’ve seen thus far. The bundle easily saves you some $221.98 as you’d have to pay over $620 to get those two separately. 
The deal will be going cold in the early hours of November 28, so have that in mind if you’re really willing …

Cyber Monday deal: Buy a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL and get $100 Google Store credit


While Google’s Black Friday sale didn’t include deals on the
Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, both smartphones are now part of a Cyber Monday
promotion. Starting today, and until November 30 (at 11:59 pm PT), if you’re
buying any of the two new Pixel phones, you’ll be getting $100 credit that can
be used to your heart’s desire in Google Store. 

 

Google is also offering a promo code for a Home Mini speaker
with each new Pixel purchase, thus re-launching an offer that was previously available
only with Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL pre-orders (prior to October 19). Details on
both the $100 store …

HTC U11 (US version) will be updated to Android 8 Oreo starting Monday


Back in August, HTC promised that its U11 flagship phone
would be updated to Android 8 Oreo before the end of the year. Staying true to
its promise, earlier this month, the company started rolling out the Oreo
update to HTC U11 handsets in Taiwan,
and now it’s ready to do the same thing for US devices, starting with the
unlocked model.

 

Mo Versi, VP Product Manager at HTC, confirmed that unlocked
U11 smartphones in the US
would get Android Oreo beginning Monday, November 27. The update will be
available as an over-the-air download – it’s going to be a sizeable file (over
1 GB), so you …

Huawei announces Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals in the US

Huawei is one of the many smartphone companies that will run Black Friday deals next week. To make the wait more bearable and allow customers to prepare for what’s to come, Huawei revealed some of its Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.

Keep in mind that these deals will run between November 23 and November 27, so they’re not yet available. Also, Huawei will sell its products in the US through various retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, Newegg and Walmart, so check their websites for any of the deals listed below.

Huawei Mate 9 – save $100 at Amazon/Best …

Hurricane Ophelia smashes an Atlantic intensity record, heads for Ireland Monday

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By reaching Category 3 intensity on Saturday, Hurricane Ophelia became the strongest hurricane ever observed so far east in the Atlantic Ocean. It also became the sixth major hurricane to form this season so far, tying 1933, 1961, 1964, and 2004 for the most major hurricanes through Oct. 14. 

What the storm is about to do next is also unusual, though not at all unheard of. Over the next 24 to 48 hours, Hurricane Ophelia will transition from a storm containing a warm core — meaning warmer air is near the center of the storm — to a powerful cold core, post-tropical low pressure system.

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