Bose kicks off Black Friday sale on its online store and Amazon

If you’re looking for a cheap pair of headphones this is the best time of the year to find one. Many companies are running promotional deals during Black Friday, but some start their sales a week earlier.

Bose is now running a Black Friday sale on some of its popular headphones, which cover most price ranges. Bose’s products are on sale on its online store and at Amazon, and from what we can tell there are no price differences.

QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones – $329.95 (was $349.95);SoundSport wireless headphones – $129.95 (was $149.95);SoundSport Pulse …

Microsoft starts selling Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ online

Microsoft had been selling the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ at its brick and mortar stores since their launch, but they weren’t available online until recently. Starting this week, customers who prefer to shop online will be able to purchase Samsung’s flagship’s via Microsoft Store Online.

The unlocked versions of both Samsung smartphones are now available at Microsoft Store, as well as AT&T and Verizon models. The former sell for $725 and $825 respectively, while the Verizon models cost $720 and $840.

Consumers who favor AT&T over Verizon will have …

Next Tuesday, T-Mobile will give subscribers online cooking lessons, a BOGO ice cream cone and more

T-Mobile wants to take you to the movies. For next week’s T-Mobile Tuesdays, the carrier is giving away $4 tickets to see Julia Roberts’ new movie Wonder. Also starring Owen Wilson, the movie is about a disfigured boy who has to put up with the trials and tribulations of looking different in the fifth grade. T-Mobile subscribers will also receive $20 in diamonds for the mobile game Forge of Empires. The latter is available for both iOS and Android.

Like to cook? Next Tuesday, T-Mobile will set up its customers with a free online cooking class from Panna. In addition, subscribers get 30% …

Stephen Hawking makes one of his most famous research papers available online


More than 50 years ago, Stephen Hawking wrote his doctoral thesis on how universes expand. 

On Monday morning (GMT), that research became available for anyone to read through a digital library maintained by the University of Cambridge. 

“By making my PhD thesis Open Access, I hope to inspire people around the world to look up at the stars and not down at their feet; to wonder about our place in the universe and to try and make sense of the cosmos,” Hawking said in a statement.  

Hawking’s 1966 thesis, “Properties of expanding universes,” is the most requested item in the University of Cambridge’s open access repository. The catalogue record gets hundreds of views per month, according to the the university. In recent months, hundreds of readers have made requests to download the entire thesis.  Read more…

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Learn how to break bad habits with the help of this online course


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Critically-acclaimed EVE Online MMORPG coming to mobiles as Project Aurora

Developer CCP Games has just announced that its EVE Online smash hit will have a corresponding title on mobile devices. Project Aurora is a new game in the EVE Online universe, which will try to bring a taste of the PC space-based MMORPG to smaller displays.

Project Aurora will be developed by PlayRaven, a Finnish studio known for titles like Spymaster, Robocide, and Winterstate. The free-to-play game will be launched later in 2018 on both the Android and iOS platforms.

Since this will be a free-to-play game, expect Project Aurora to be filled with some heavy …

OnePlus 5 JCC+ limited edition can now be purchased online, but there's a catch

Looking to buy a nice new OnePlus 5? If that’s the case, you might be interested to know that the Chinese manufacturer is now selling a limited edition of its 2017 flagship. 
The OnePlus 5 JCC+ edition which is designed by fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac is now available for purchase online. There is a catch, however – the stylish handset is only available to European markets through the website. 
If you happen to be living in Europe, you can currently order one for €559 …

BlackBerry KEYone now offered online with alternate QWERTY layouts

One of the problems of owning a phone with a physical keyboard is that the layout of the keyboard can’t be changed. That was an issue addressed by Steve Jobs during the introduction of the original Apple iPhone back in January of 2007. Still, there are those in this day and age who remain fans of physical keyboards. And if they are lusting after the BlackBerry KEYone, but live in countries that use QWERTZ or AZERTY designed keyboards, BlackBerry is now offering the handset with alternate keyboard layouts.

European customers now have a choice of three layouts for the keyboard on the BlackBerry …

First real-life pictures of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 surface online

Now that we know pretty much the full specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, it’s about time we got to see the obligatory first potatocam photos of an actual, real-life prototype of the phone. And here they are in their full glory, complete with tons of blurred-out and masked text, URLs, and prototype IDs.

Not much is new in the photos, however, as they conform pretty nicely with all the leaks we’ve seen so far. Really the only revelations here are actually things we’ve seen before in the Galaxy S8. Firstly, the Always On display will be keeping the same …

Amazon pulls all Blu models from its online store due to fear of backdoor Chinese software

Back in November, we told you that Miami based smartphone manufacturer Blu was one of several OEMs who had at least one smartphone model compromised by software made by a Chinese company called Adups. Allegedly, the software was designed to keep track of the buying decisions made by Chinese smartphone owners by capturing their personal data, and was not meant to appear on U.S. phones.

Blu originally said that it removed the Adups software from all Blu phones that contained it. However, back in December, we told you that some security researches were still finding the Adups backdoor software …