Week 32 in review: Galaxy S8 discounted, iPhone 8 and Pixel 2 leaks

In a week dominated by the usual battery of rumors and leaks, a different type of article gathered the most interest. The Samsung Galaxy S8 was discounted on Wednesday and you could snatch one for a cent short of $540. Well, 2,125 people did, but Samsung has since run out of units it’s willing to sell at this bargain price. A prototype unit of the Pixel 2 was the star of a leak and renders gave us an idea of potential color schemes for Google’s next smartphone. An abundance of…

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Jio Effect: Aircel Offers 168GB Data, Unlimited Calls for 84 Days at Rs. 419 in Northeast, at Rs. 449 in J&K

With the Reliance Jio juggernaut continuing to make headways in the telecom industry, rival operator Aircel has launched two new plans that offer 2GB data per day and unlimited calls with 84-day validity. These plans have the same validity as the Rs. 399 Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan Offer, which provides half the data (at high speeds), unlimited calls, free SMSs, and access to the Jio apps suite. The Aircel prepaid plans are priced at Rs. 419 in the Northeast, and at Rs. 449 in J&K. Apart from this, the operator has launched another plan at…

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Five to Try: Titanfall: Assault lands on Android, and Kevin Hart launches Laugh Out Loud

If you’re in need of new and interesting Android apps and games to check out this weekend, then look no further: We have five of the week’s biggest Play Store debuts and updates collected here in our latest Five to Try column. Titanfall: Assault transforms the exhilarating mech shooter franchise into an intriguing card-based battle for control, while Kevin Hart’s new Laugh Out Loud streaming app serves up original comedy shows in both free and paid varieties. And if you want further options, then Motorsport Manager Mobile 2, Samsung’s no-longer-exclusive Internet Browser,…

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Samsung begins testing Nougat on multiple Galaxy C-series devices

According to tipster @mmddj_china who is based out of China, Samsung has started testing the Nougat update on multiple Galaxy C series devices. Specifically, Android 7.0 is being tested on the Galaxy C5, Galaxy C7, and the C9 Pro. He also notes that it is the Chinese variants of these phones. There is, however, no information on exactly when the roll out will begin. Given Samsung’s track record, it may take sometime before the update arrives officially. [Source”cnbc”]

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The Pixel and Pixel XL are finally on sale (and you get a free Daydream View, too)

Google’s rumored release of a Pixel 2 smartphone looks even more likely right now: The Google store has put the Pixel and Pixel XL on sale. (Typically, Google has only offered discounts on its phones after discontinuing them.) To further sweeten this deal, the search giant’s also throwing in a Daydream View mobile VR headset for free. Google has knocked $125 off the Pixel putting the price for the base model at $524, while the Pixel XL is $200 off for a starting price of $569. To get the Daydream View for free, you have…

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Oppo R11 FC Barcelona Edition is up for pre-order in China

Last month Oppo released the R11 in Black, Gold and Rose Gold. Later it also arrived in Red, and after we had told you last week about the FC Barcelona edition, today it was officially launched for pre-order on Oppo’s website. The hardware on the inside stays the same, but the color on the back and the UI come with some tweaks.     The Oppo R11 FC Barcelona Edition has a blue and red back, like the official colors of the football team. There is also the crest on the back, but…

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New generation Jeep Wrangler details surfaces

Jeep has been developing the new-gen Wrangler (code-named JL) for quite some time now. The off-roader was spotted on several occasions, each time affording us brief glimpses into its new body style (it gets a pick-up body style for the first time) and the updates made to the exterior complete with a new roof and windows et al.  Now, more concrete information has surfaced from the FCA’s internal dealer ordering system, leaking details about options, packages, colours, and features. First up, the new JL Wrangler will be available in five trims – JL…

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V-Moda Remix review: A little too much of a good thing

I like bass. You like bass. Everybody likes bass. But there can be too much of a good thing, and the V-Moda Remix goes way over the top when it comes to reproducing Meghan Trainor’s favorite frequency. Many people will consider Remix’s bass boost a plus. Different strokes and all that. If you’re in that camp, you’ll be happy to know that the Remix has many great features, including a fabulous integrated headphone amp. You can plug a set of headphones into just about any Bluetooth speaker on the planet,…

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House of Marley Smile Jamaica wireless headphones review

Good sounding inexpensive earphones are rare. Good sound inexpensive wireless earphones are practically nonexistent. So when we tried the Smile Jamaica Wireless from House of Marley and found it to be a great combination of price and performance, we had to do a full review. The Smile Jamaica Wireless is a wireless version of the Smile Jamaica wired earphones. The wireless model has a neckband design that dangles from your neck. Between the complexity of fully wireless earphones, such as the AirPods, and something with longer cables, the neckband style is a…

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FuboTV Premier review: This service streams lots of sports channels, but not ESPN

FuboTV is a streaming bundle for fans of futbol, not football. For $35 per month—a promo rate that will eventually rise to $50 per month for new subscribers—FuboTV offers roughly 50 streaming channels, more than a dozen of which revolve around live sports. And with channels like BeIN Sports, Fox Soccer Plus, and Eleven Sports in the lineup, soccer always seems to be on TV. That focus helps FuboTV stand out from other streaming bundles such as Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and Hulu with Live TV, but it involves a trade-off: Without ESPN channels,…

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