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where to buy the oneplus 5t

update (11/21): the oneplus 5t is now on sale! check out the article below for all the details you need to know.although an incremental update to the existing oneplus 5, the 5t brings a handful of new features, including a 6-inch amoled display in the ever-so-popular 18:9 aspect ratio and an all-new 20-megapixel secondary camera on the back. but when and where exactly can we buy oneplus’ latest “flagship killer”? and how much will it cost?don’t miss: oneplus 5t specs | oneplus 5t initial review: first 72 hourslook no further – here’s everything you need to know about the oneplus 5t’s price and availability!where is it launching?the company has confirmed that the oneplus 5t will be coming to the us, canada, uk, europe (denmark ...




deal: get three months of amazon music unlimited for just $0.99

in a music streaming world that is dominated by the likes of spotify, pandora, and apple music, amazon music unlimited is a solid option on its own, particularly for prime members. in case you want to give it a test run to decide for yourself, amazon now offers a three-month subscription to its music streaming service for just under $1.music unlimited keeps up with its competitors by featuring tens of millions of songs, as well as curated playlists and personalized stations. you can also download songs for offline listening, with no hint of commercials anywhere.what’s particularly nice about music unlimited is its availability – you can get the app on your smartphone, tablet, computer, browser, fire tv, and fire tablet. you can also li...




snake eater hd sneaks onto nvidia shield tv

metal gear solid 3: snake eater, one of the greatest games of all-time, is now available to download for nvidia’s shield tv. to celebrate the launch, fans of tactical espionage action can pick up the hd remaster of konami’s playstation 2 masterpiece from the play store for just $9.99 for a limited time (down from $14.99).nvidia’s android tv-powered media player has enjoyed a growing number of ports of modern and classic games, but the stealthy arrival of snake eater is arguably the best addition to date. the title is regarded by many as the pinnacle of the metal gear series and legendary japanese game director hideo kojima’s finest work.for those unfamiliar with the franchise, snake eater is a fantastic starting point as it marks t...




lenovo's moto tab now available from at&t for $300

update (11/21): interested in trying out this new motorola tablet for yourself? now you can.the moto tab is now up for sale at at&t for $299.99 full retail or $15/month with a 20-month agreement. the website says the tablet will ship between november 22 – november 27, so it’ll definitely arrive before the holidays.buy it now from at&toriginal post (11/13): being the first product to run google‘s tablet-focused android 3.0 honeycomb, there was plenty of hype surrounding 2011’s motorola xoom tablet. however, the xoom and its successor, 2012’s xyboard, performed well under expectations. plenty has changed in five years, but the now lenovo-owned motorola looks to avoid repeating history with the moto tab.on the outside, the moto tab ...




sequel to world of final fantasy arrives by year's end for android

with almost 500 thousand copies sold worldwide, it appears that, in square enix‘s eyes, 2016’s world of final fantasy more than merited a sequel. it’s just interesting that the sequel, world of final fantasy: meli-melo, would be exclusive to mobile and arrive by the end of 2017.for those unfamiliar with the original, world of final fantasy let you play as twins hoping to regain their memories as they travel to various locations and get involved in different conflicts. the plot is definitely thin, but it allows for a greater focus on the unique gameplay, which allows players to capture mirages à la pokémon and use them in battle. you can stack these mirages to pull off various combinations and attacks, though that limits how man...




no more low-quality accessories: an interview with made for google's blade olson

you just bought a brand new pixel 2 and decided to purchase a few extra usb type-c cables and a case to go along with it. all of your new accessories were pretty cheap on amazon, so you decided to give them a shot. unfortunately the case you received isn’t compatible with the pixel 2’s new active edge feature, and the usb type-c cables cause your phone to overheat more than it should.this is why the made for google program exists.to give users the best experience possible, google has partnered with some of the most well-known accessory makers in the business to let users know which products will work best with their new google devices.the made for google program launched in october 2017, initially with 25 partners. of course, google plan...




the computer science degree replacer just got a lot less expensive

i’ve got a friend in seattle who went to college for 4 years to get a computer science degree.when he got out, he was surprised to find that the local job market was already swarming with his peers from high school. instead of going into formal education, they had gotten their chops by diving directly into the tech industry headfirst.nowadays, the entry for admission is much higher. these tech acolytes manage to carve out careers based sheerly on gumption and a willingness to learn, but the tech industry has matured in the meantime. today, tech-focused companies won’t give you a shot just because you’re the local tech guy and go-to computer fixer among your friends and family. you have to have street cred.but where to start?the good ne...




youtube is back on amazon's echo show

update (11/21/17): echo show owners rejoice— youtube is back! after a two-month dispute which saw google drop support for youtube on echo show, it’s finally back. google said that the original app violated its terms of service and created a broken user experience. the issue apparently stemmed from the echo show not fully supporting all of the features that google requires like channel subscribing and autoplay.voicebot.ai has uploaded a video (above) showing the vastly redesigned interface. the app closely resembles the desktop version of youtube and appears to have all the functionality you could ask for.in addition to the regaining youtube support, the echo show is also adding support for vimeo and dailymotion as well. while not as big...




misfit's new command hybrid smartwatch is beautiful and not too expensive

the misfit vapor smartwatch may have run into its fair share of delays, but it looks like that’s not going to be the case with the company’s latest wearable. misfit has just announced a brand new hybrid smartwatch called the command. and it looks good.the command watch features a stainless steel case and a matte finish, and there are both silicon sport straps and a stainless steel bracelets available. it’s also compatible with any 20 mm watch strap you may have lying around.also read: best fitness trackers | best smartwatchesit may not look all that smart, but this new wearable can track your steps taken, calories burned, distance traveled, as well as sleep duration and quality with its 3-axis accelerometer. you can also create custo...




android devices have been sending location data to google regardless of privacy settings

there are plenty of reasons to turn off location services on your phone. not only does location tracking use up precious battery life, it’s kind of creepy knowing that your smartphone is tracking your every move.according to an investigation by quartz, android phones have been collecting the addresses of nearby cell towers and sending the data back to google— even when location services are disabled. this has been happening since the beginning of 2017.google has been collecting cell tower data via the system used to manage push notifications and messages. the company says the data was never stored on its servers.after being contacted by quartz, google says it’s now taking steps to end the practice by the end of november.google says u...




oneplus 5t now available on amazon india, includes referral program and offers

the highly anticipated oneplus 5t launched just a few days ago, and it’s on sale today. the latest flagship smartphone from oneplus is available in many territories around the world, including india, where it is now on sale on amazon and oneplus.net.on amazon, the oneplus 5t is currently available for prime customers only, while all amazon india customers will be able to place their orders on november 28.as part of the initial sale, oneplus has introduced a “referral leaderboard” from today until november 30. this will offer rs. 1,000 off oneplus accessories to those who refer the most people to buy a oneplus handset, as well as points which can be redeemed for other oneplus items. the top 100 referrers during the period will also...




7 ways to write better code

i know bad code.trust me. my code is still not great, but it used to be very bad.i don’t just mean it wasn’t technically perfect; i mean i wouldn’t even do the basic stuff. i built apps as a hobby and i flew solo. so, i had no reason to add comments. and to my mind, there was no reason not to create variables with names like monkeywrench just because that was the first thing that popped into my head.the hundreds of thousands of lines of code were now entirely foreign to medon’t need that variable anymore? no problem, just leave it there! same goes for that disused method.i would regularly copy and paste large amounts of code because i was too – lazy, i guess? – to create a method to handle it.my bad behavior was never discouraged...




clicker heroes developer's new approach to monetization is nothing like ea's

playsaurus’ clicker heroes has been downloaded more than one million times from google play since 2015, and likely millions more times across its other platforms. the title has been a huge success, especially given that it was the company’s first game on the google play store, and playsaurus is currently working on a sequel.unlike its first title, however, clicker heroes 2 won’t be free-to-play, and part of the reason comes down to ethics.clicker heroes is a “clicker” title where the gameplay involves players tapping endlessly on the display to progress. the level of interactivity is minimal, there’s no winning or losing, players simply tap (or click on non-touchscreen platforms) until they want to stop. in a statement on the...




xiaomi announces its third manufacturing facility in india

xiaomi today announced its third manufacturing plant in india. the manufacturing plant, in partnership with hipad technology, is situated in noida and is company’s first facility in india for a product apart from smartphones.spread across 230,000 sq. feet, the manufacturing unit is dedicated to xiaomi power banks and has a starting production capacity of 7 power banks per minute. hipad technology already partners xiaomi in china for power banks.on the sidelines of the event, xiaomi also announced 10,000 mah mi power bank 2i and 20,000 mah mi power bank 2i.xiaomi india has seen exponential growth in india and today it enjoys market leadership in the smartphone segment. i b...




garmin launches the multi-fit activity tracker vivoactive 3 in india

garmin india has announced the launch of vivoactive 3 in india. the gps-enabled smartwatch is designed to keep an individual tab on a variety of activities using the 15 pre-loaded apps package access.also readgarmin vívoactive 3 reviewi’m going to come right out and say it—the garmin vívoactive 3 is the best fitness tracker i've ever used. it's the one i’ve been hoping that garmin would make. it has all the features …it allows users to monitor the running, swimming, cardio or strength training performance, real-time. in addition, the device can also be set to measure the elliptical, yoga, stair stepper, floor climbing, boxing, and cardio workout performance. users can also measure their heart rate and assess their stress levels ba...




samsung targets iphone x buyers with "upgrade to galaxy" program in south korea

if you’re reading this, chances are you’ve a least been a member of ‘camp android’ at some point. perhaps you’ve been a committed, unwavering android user for years, or maybe you’ve (and it’s okay to admit it) flitted between devices running google’s os and those made by a certain company residing in cupertino.whatever your own personal mobile history happens to be, it’s easy to sympathize with anyone considering switching allegiance from iphone to android, or vice versa. after all, it’s much easier to stick with a familiar product experience than take a risk on something entirely new, especially when said devices are worth several hundred dollars.enter samsung, which today unveiled the “galaxy experience program” ...




pocket camp official release date confirmed by nintendo

update (11/21): nintendo must have flipped the wrong switch as animal crossing: pocket camp has launched a day early in the us, uk, and other selected regions. the download link is now live on the play store (and the ios app store) and you can grab it via the button below.unfortunately, the sudden influx of new players also appears to have set the game’s servers on fire.users on social media are reporting an intermittent communication error (code: 802-7609). i managed to get a good 20 minutes in just a moment ago, but the dreaded error code kicked me back to the title screen shortly after. hopefully the issues will be cleared up quickly so we can all get back to our mobile camping holidays.get animal crossing: pocket camp on play storeorig...




the best prepaid and no contract plans in the us (november 2017)

when we first started this list in 2012, things were starting to get exciting. we were seeing processors with more cores, screens in true hd, and things were starting to get really interesting for android. it’s now 2017 and the mobile industry has undergone a striking revolution. carriers are becoming less aggressive, off-contract phones are getting better and cheaper, and things don’t look anything like they did in 2012.the one thing that hasn’t changed is the value of a good no contract plan or a prepaid plan so let’s take a look at the best ones right now.us mobile might not be a household name but a growing number of consumer choices makes this mvno worthy of your attention. operating on two of the largest networks in the us ...




zte axon m review: dual screen, single-minded

zte tries to tackle the idea of a foldable phone by adding a second screen into the mix. while this might mean double the work, double the fun, and double the play, the story is not as simple as it initially seems. an undoubtedly interesting and cool look into what our smartphone futures could eventually be ends up getting bogged down by problems we still have today. this is our full zte axon m review.>> huawei might release a foldable phone next yeardesign & displaythe obvious design choice lies in the foldable nature of the axon m, and from a glance it almost looks like the original nintendo ds. instead of the screens being inside of the fold though, they’re on the outer shell. unfolding the device reveals dual 5.2-inch ips panels at fu...




oneplus 5 is out of stock across the world, is it being discontinued? [updated]

update, november 21: when the oneplus 5 started disappearing from oneplus online store in various locations, we speculated that it might have had its day. it now appears that this is the case, based on a quote from oneplus india’s general manager vikas aggarwal during an interview with the india express:“if you look at our previous phone, the oneplus 3t, the last batch was sold out during diwali and now the product will be discontinued. the same goes for the oneplus 5, which will also be sold out in sometime, and we’ll have only one product, [the] oneplus 5t, in the market.”this, says aggarwal, is simply part of oneplus’ strategy to maintain a product line featuring only its latest smartphone. thus, once the oneplus 6 arrives, yo...