Netflix offers HDR streaming for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Netflix is adding high dynamic range video streaming for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The feature will allow Galaxy Note 8 users to see video streamed by Netflix in richer color and with higher contrast. According to the video streamer’s support page, other handsets receiving HDR streaming of movies and television shows on Netflix include the LG V30, Sony Xperia XZ Premium and the Sony Xperia XZ1. These devices must be running the latest firmware available for HDR playback to work correctly.

The Netflix support page also notes that the LG G6 is the lone Android model that runs Netflix in Dolby …


New Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 leak offers a closer look at the phone's display

We’re just one week away from the official reveal of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, another mildly interesting flagship smartphone making its debut in the second half of the year. The device is supposed to be unveiled on September 11, one day ahead of Apple’s big launch event.

However, the Mi Mix 2 is more important to the Asian market, as Xiaomi is unlikely to launch the phablet outside China and, maybe, India. Nevertheless, since it’s one of those devices that benefits from the “wow” factor, the Mi Mix 2 will probably sell very well even outside China through unofficial …

AT&T offers BOGO deal on iPhone 7 or free iPad when you switch to DirecTV

Major US carrier AT&T has two interesting deals for those Apple fans who don’t mind committing to a long term contract. The subject of these deals is the iPhone, but both require customers to sign up for a new AT&T agreement.

The first promotion is a simple BOGO (buy one, get one for free) deal on the iPhone 7 32GB. So, you buy one and get one for free when you buy both on AT&T Next with monthly eligible wireless and DirecTV service.

In order to qualify for the deal, the first iPhone 7 can be a new line or an upgrade, but the second one must absolutely …

The Phoozy Thermal Capsule for smartphones offers protection from overheating or freezing

Usually, if you want to keep your smartphone damage-free, you go and buy one of the many protective cases that are flooding the market. But what if you need more than just protection against drops or water? Meet the Phoozy Thermal Capsule, a new accessory that can protect your handset from excessive heat and excessive cold.

Made by a US company called eXclaim IP, Phoozy may look like a shiny pouch, but it’s more than that. With a multi-layer design inspired by spacesuit technology, the Phoozy Thermal Capsule features a Chromium exterior that “reflects more than …

Apple offers free Beats earphones to teachers and students buying a new iPad Pro

Apple is jumping in its yearly education discount program by offering free or discounted Beats headphones to teachers and students buying a new iPad Pro and/or MacBook. Purchasing a 10.5-inch or 12.9-inch iPad Pro will either net you a free pair of BeatsX earphones, or a $150 discount on the Solo3 or Powerbeats3. The Solo3 run for around $300, and the Powerbeats3 go for $200, so you’re still getting a very good deal on these.

Unfortunately, the iPad Pro student discount is only $20, but a MacBook can have $300 shaven off its price, so that becomes a fair deal. The …

Deal: Get a Moto G5 Plus 64 GB for just $179.99 (with Amazon offers and ads)

Released several months back in the US and other markets, the Motorola Moto G5 Plus is normally sold for $229.99 (model with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory), or $299.99 (model with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory).

Motorola also launched the smartphone as an Amazon Prime exclusive product (with Amazon offers and ads on the lockscreen), offering the 4 GB / 64 GB version for $239.99. Now, this version can be purchased for even less: just $179.99. Thus, you’re saving a total of $120 for accepting Amazon ads on your lockscreen. These ads and offers …

Best unlimited wireless plan? New T-Mobile vs Verizon vs Sprint vs AT&T offers compared

 Sprint Unlimited
Savings until 6/30/18Verizon UnlimitedAT&T Unlimited PlusT-Mobile ONE Plus
Includes taxes & fees1 line$50
$80$90$802 lines$90
$140$145$1203 lines$90
$160$165$1704 lines$90
$180$185$2005 lines$90
$200$205$230Speed limitsAfter 23 GBAfter 22 GB After 22 GBAfter 32 GB
Well, well, well, it was bound to happen. T-Mobile increasing its prices a bit, that is, as one simple look at the quarterly profits of the four major US carriers would tell …

Deal: Newegg offers the Honor 8 64GB with accessory bundle for just $319.99

Honor 8 is one of those pleasant surprises that smartphone users are getting from time to time. The flagship killer has been around for about a year and continues to sell in the United States currently. One of the reasons could be the fact that Honor 8 was discounted plenty of times by various retailers in the country.

The latest offer that consumers who are looking for a bargain can get is the one available at Newegg, possibly for a limited time. Although the Honor 8 64GB was on sale for $320 a few months ago, the offer did not include any free accessories.

If …

AT&T now offers new prepaid monthly plans, GoPhone may soon be rebranded

AT&T GoPhone may soon be rebranded to AT&T Prepaid, as the carrier offers new plan rates for its prepaid services. Even though the company’s website still refers to GoPhone, a recent post on Reddit shows a picture of an AT&T poster ad that reads AT&T Prepaid and shows the new rates, suggesting the change might indeed be on the cards. 

The cheapest plan the company now offers is certainly an attractive one and gives you 1GB of data, unlimited talk and texts in the US, and unlimited texts to over 100 countries. The plan costs $35 a month and is quite an upgrade for AT&T …

U.S. Cellular offers free iPhone 7 to switchers and promotions for current subscribers

U.S. Celullar needs some subscribers, so it’s organized a promotion to the taste of many. The budget-oriented carrier offers a free iPhone 7 to customers who switch and bring a working, qualifying phone in healthy condition. Examples of phones you can trade in include the iPhone 5s and the Samsung Galaxy S6.

The carrier will cover the cost of the new iPhone by issuing 30 monthly bill credits worth $18.28/mo, in addition to a $100 US Cellular promo card. Moreover, current U.S. Cellular customers can buy a 9.7-inch iPad Pro and have $200 taken off of any new iPhone they upgrade to.

U.S. …