You can buy iPhone X in stores starting at 8:00am local time today

Starting today, at 8:00am local time, you will be able to buy the Apple iPhone X in stores.
Apple has promised to have a certain number of iPhone X available on day 1 at physical stores, but this number will likely be very limited, so if you want to get yours today, you would likely need to stand in line before the stores are open.
Sales have already kicked off in Japan and other Asian countries that use different time zones, and Apple has already shared photos of the huge lines in front of Apple Stores there, as well …


MIUI 9 is starting its global rollout today to some Xiaomi devices, here's a schedule for all the rest

The newest version of Xiaomi’s MIUI software is starting its slow, gradual rollout to a hefty bevy of the company’s Android devices. Interestingly, even the Xiaomi Mi 2 released in 2012 is getting a taste of the new software, which is quite the impressive feat and truly a proof that China’s giant is rather committed to continued software support for its devices.
MIUI 9 is introducing a hefty amount of features. including split-screen multitasking, redesigned bundling notifications and quick replies (coming later with a subsequent software update), new animated …

Pokemon GO users get their treats for Halloween starting tomorrow

Starting tomorrow, October 20th at 3pm EDT, Pokemon GO players will start to notice the latest Halloween treats from game developer Niantic. First, you can change your avatar for the event by having it wear Mimikyu’s Disguise Hat. Catching, hatching and transferring Pokemon will earn you double candies, and your buddy Pokemon will find candy twice as fast during the Halloween event, which ends on November 2nd at 4pm EDT.

Pokemon like Gastly, Drowzee, Cubone will be found in greater numbers just like last year, and this time they are bringing some third generation pocket monsters …

Starting tomorrow, fixing a cracked screen is only $29 via Verizon's Total Mobile Protection plan

Drop your phone and shatter the screen? As our high school English Literature professor might have said, “That’s sad. That’s too bad, but it is not a tragedy. A tragedy is a Greek play.” Actually, thanks to a sizeable 41% price cut, Verizon is now charging only $29 to repair a screen at 296 locations in the country. Or, you can have the repair done in your home or office in more than 150 U.S. cities. Certainly no tragedy, it is actually no more than a hiccup.

To take advantage of that low price for a screen repair, you must be a member of Verizon’s Total Mobile Protection plan. Starting …

Save $50 on the BlackBerry KEYone during BlackBerry's 24 hour sale starting tomorrow

Looking to save $50 on the BlackBerry KEYone? Starting tomorrow, October 18th, BlackBerry Mobile is offering the silver colored KEYone for $499.99. That is indeed $50 (or 9%) off the usual price. The deal is available from Amazon and Best Buy, and we have links to both retailers below. The one major caveat is that the sale runs for 24-hours only, from 1 am EDT on October 18th, to 12:59 am EDT on October 19th.

Keep in mind that this is not the Black Edition of the phone, which means that it will come with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage. The Black Edition, which features 4GB of RAM …

T-Mobile will put a 5GB cap on high-speed data use for "Mobile Without Borders" starting next month

Back in July 2015, T-Mobile announced Mobile Without Borders. With this perk, T-Mobile subscribers received unlimited talk and text to and from Mexico and Canada, and still got all of the 4G LTE data that they were entitled to with their regular plan. This allowed a T-Mobile customer to travel throughout North America without having any changes made to their data plan. At the time, T-Mobile said that Mobile Without Borders was really designed to be used primarily in the states and was not made for prolonged international usage.

On Wednesday, T-Mobile announced that it was making a change …

The Nokia 8 is available to buy starting today (only in Australia and Germany for now)

As of today, September 6, the Nokia 8 flagship smartphone is available to buy in select markets around the world. More exactly, for now, we’re only seeing the handset as being available (unlocked) in Germany and Australia, though customers in other markets should find it in stock online, or on shelves in retail stores, pretty soon, too.

In Germany, the Nokia 8 costs €579 – the equivalent or around $690 USD – and comes with a free 64 GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card (that’s if you’re ordering the phone through Amazon). In Australia, the new smartphone can be bought …

Xfinity Mobile to offer subscribers the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 starting on September 15th

A relatively new player in the smartphone industry, Xfinity Mobile, announced today that it will be offering the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to its subscribers starting on September 15th. The hybrid MVNO combines 18 million Xfinity hotspots with Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The idea is that subscribers get to use the hotspots for connectivity until they are out of range. At that point, Big Red’s network kicks in.

Just last week, Xfinity Mobile said that it was now available nationwide to Comcast’s Xfinity internet subscribers. Xfinity says that its service can save users 30%. Subscribers receive …

You can honor Heather Heyer and other Charlottesville heroes starting today

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Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old Virginia native, died tragically on Saturday in an incident that has since been described widely as an act of domestic terrorism.

Heyer and thousands of others protesters converged on Charlottesville, Virginia as seemingly every flavor of racist gathered this weekend for a “Unite the Right” rally. And now, one day later, the anti-hate movement across the U.S. is stepping up to gather again, this time in solidarity.

Starting on Saturday night and continuing through Sunday, organized vigils will give distant observers an opportunity to come together and pay tribute to the heroes of Charlottesville. The intent, according to The Indivisible Project, is to “[stand in] solidarity with our brave friends in Charlottesville who put themselves at risk to fight against hatred and white supremacy.” Read more…

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Moto's Gamepad mod to cost $79, available starting August 25 exclusively through Verizon

Motorola’s Gamepad mod is one of the most obvious application of the company’s mods concept, taking advantage of the low-latency input while also acting as a handy battery pack. So it’s a bit surprising just how late it’s making its debut: we’ve already seen the release of the Moto Z2 Force, the second flagship in the mod-compatible Z line of phones, but the Gamepad has still not been made available for purchase, despite being announced all the way back in February.

This will change soon, however, as the new mod now has an official release date: …