Amazon Prime's version of the Moto X4 is now priced at $300 (UPDATE)

Last month, Amazon Prime launched the Moto X4 for $329.99. Because Amazon Prime runs Amazon ads and deals on the phone’s lock screen, users get to save $70 off the usual $399.99 price of the handset. And now, in time for the holidays, Amazon has sliced another $30 off the device to $299.99. That is an even $100 cheaper than the regular price of the Moto X4. The handset is compatible with all four major carriers and their pre-paid units as well.

The Moto X4 features a 5.2-inch LCD screen carrying a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 630 chipset, which features …


The "Muskie," HTC's original version of the Pixel 2 XL, surfaces on the AOSP

HTC was the manufacturer of the original Pixel and Pixel XL. When rumors first broke about a pair of sequels, it was assumed that HTC would once again be behind both phones. In fact, the original Pixel 2 XL sported a code name of  “Muskie.” In June, this model was dropped by Google, and replaced by a larger screened unit code named “Taimen.” There is some indication that HTC was behind the “Muskie.” The “Taimen” was produced by LG, and it would seem that the latter made a late (albeit successful) bid to replace HTC as manufacturer of the Pixel 2 XL.

There are some interesting differences …

Google reportedly prepping version of Google Home with a screen

Google apparently plans on producing a new Google Home smart speaker with a screen so that users will be able to watch YouTube videos, get directions from Google Maps, browse the web, and more. The product is said to carry the code name of “Quartz,” and was discovered during a teardown of the latest Google app (v.7.14.15). References were found that included YouTube, and the words video and browser.

Currently, Amazon sells the Echo Show which features a 7-inch screen. Last month, Google pulled YouTube from the device because Amazon refused to allow users to select autoplay as an option. …

OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users can now download a beta version of Android 8.0

Back during the dog days of August, OnePlus announced that for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, Android 8.0 will be the last major OS update that they will receive. Thanks to OnePlus’ Open Beta program, a beta version of Android 8.0 is now available for the two aforementioned models. There are some known issues with this build, not surprising considering its beta status, and not all of the features will be running smoothly, or even running at all.

First things first. The official changelog for the beta includes the September Android security patch along with the following:

Update to …

Microsoft Edge on iOS is official and available for testing now, Android version coming soon

If you read yesterday’s rumor that Microsoft will be launching its Edge browser on iOS and Android soon and dismissed it as a pipe dream, we have some bad news for you: it’s now official. In a semi-surprising announcement, Microsoft confirmed that a version of its current web browser is available for immediate testing on iOS, with an Android version coming “soon”

And while it basically proves we’re living in an alternate, doomed timeline, the new(ish) browser looks like it has a cool idea or two baked inside. First and foremost is the “Continue on PC” …

The newest version of the famous Ostrich Pillow is here to banish jet lag forever

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World, meet the heir to the Ostrich Pillow’s throne.

Back in September 2012, a squishy, spherical pillow with four holes in it stole Kickstarter’s collective heart and more than doubled its $70,000 goal with the help of an innovative crowdfunding campaign. Its purpose was simple, yet brilliant: Stash your hands and your head inside its cozy embrace a la everyone’s favorite flightless African bird, and turn virtually any surface into a comfy “microenvironment” for power naps. What’s not to love about that? Read more…

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HTC to launch an Android One version of U11 Life (aka Ocean Life)


After rumors revealed Motorola’s plans to introduce an Android One smartphone in the United States in the form of a slightly modified X4, we’re now being tipped about another major company that has similar plans.

HTC is expected to launch an Android One version of its unreleased HTC U11 Life, also known as Ocean Life. The smartphones will feature similar designs and specs, but the Android One model will come with Android stock on board.

None of the HTC apps will be included on the Android One variant of HTC U11 Life. Moreover, the smartphone will run Android Oreo with Sense 9.0_A1 …

Alleged iPhone X specs leak out: 2.5GHz chipset, high-res display, and 512 GB version

There has never been an iPhone as leaked as the upcoming “all-screen” edition dubbed tentatively iPhone X, and today is no exception. Hours before the actual announcement, the Russkies seemingly strike again, leaking information about the most anticipated phone of the season. We kid, but what you see below is seemingly a screen grab from a carrier database that lists the specs and different versions of one iPhone X.
Since the screen diagonal is listed as 5.8″ with 1125 x 2436 pixels, we can only assume that the alleged screen grab features the “bezel-less” iPhone X rumored …

Next version of Nova Launcher to bring adaptive icons support

A brand new version of Nova Launcher was released earlier this week, which brought quite a few important changes that Android users can take advantage of. But there’s a new version of the launcher that’s being in the works now that will add a couple of other major improvements.

Released as beta, Nova Launcher v5.5 brings support for adaptive icons into the mix. The new feature is fully compatible with devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop and higher, but some icons will require at least Android Nougat.

If you plan to install the beta version of Nova Launcher 5.5, then you should know …

Sticker shock: iPhone 8/Edition price may hit $1199 for an eventual 512 GB version

Another day, another iPhone 8/X/Edition price prediction that breaks our hearts and sends us weeping in the corner. It was Ming-Chi Kuo, the reputed analyst who predicted that the iPhone 8 will land with a $1000 starting tag, then the New York Times reiterated it, while now a self-made leakster who’s scored some scoops lately is rehashing the story, this time adding extra price tiers. 

The source claims that the basic 64GB iPhone 8 will indeed run you $999, but if you want to hang out with the cool kids that rock the 256 GB and 512 GB versions, you’d have to shell out $1099 …