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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Moto G5S and G5S Plus go official with improved cameras

Motorola’s new mid-rangers went official today – the Moto G5S and the Moto G5S Plus. The duo is an incremental upgrade over the Moto G5 and the Moto G5 Plus that debuted at the MWC back in February, bringing more capable cameras and a few other minor niceties Moto G5S The phone comes with 5.2” screen of Full HD resolution. There is a fingerprint scanner/home button that sits below on the front panel. Just like the Moto G5, Motorola Moto G5S runs on Snapdragon 430 with an octa-core CPU. There is 3 GB RAM and 32 GB…

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Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Daydream support rolling out now

Google has announced that Daydream support for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ flagship smartphones “is rolling out now.” The announcement came in the form of a Google+ post from the official Google VR account. It’s worth noting that at-least a couple of major US carriers – T-Mobile and Verizon – have already rolled out updates that claimed to bring Daydream support, but users weren’t able to use the feature. However now, it seems like a server-side switch has been made, so you should be able to enjoy the functionality on your S8/S8+ unit. Some of…

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Now training manual for Samsung Galaxy S8 Active leaks

After a high-quality render for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active leaked this past weekend, the official employee training manual for the device has also leaked, confirming what all we know about the phone so far (including design and specs). In terms of specifications, the handset is powered by Snapdragon 835 SoC, and sports a 5.8-inch display of 2960 x 1440 pixel resolution. Memory configuration is 4GB/64GB, and camera combo is 12MP/8MP. Measuring around 152.1×74.9×9.9mm and weighing in at around 208g, the S8 Active runs Android 7.0 Nougat, and packs in a large, 4,000mAh…

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Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4, Samsung Galaxy J2 Top List of 10 Best-Selling Phones in India: Counterpoint

Redmi Note 4 and Redmi 4 by Xiaomi, along with Samsung’s Galaxy J2, topped the list of bestselling phones in India in the second quarter. This data comes from a report released by Counterpoint Research that shows the Oppo A37 and Samsung Galaxy J7 taking up the fourth and fifth spots, respectively. Along with this, the report claims the user base of LTE-enabled phones in India has crossed 150 million in the previous quarter; India presently stands behind China and the US in the number of 4G-capable handsets, and is estimated to cross the US in the next…

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LG G6, Huawei Mate 9, and Honor 6X receive price cuts in US

Update: The Mate 9’s price has dropped even further – it’s now going for $459.99 (both gray and silver color options). Original story below: The LG G6 and a couple of Huawei smartphones are currently available at discounted rates in the United States. Specifically, Sprint has slashed the price of the G6 by half – zero-down, followed by $14.75 a month for 18 months. The Mate 9, on the other hand, has dropped to under $500 (it’s going for as low as $479 currently on Amazon). For comparison, the device launched in the…

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Google says 11 smartphones will be Daydream VR enabled by the end of 2017

To say that Google’s Daydream VR platform is still a niche endeavor would be a definite understatement. But that may be about to change, in a few months at least. Speaking during the earnings call for parent company Alphabet, Google CEO Sundar Pichai uttered a very interesting number: 11. That is apparently the number of handsets that will support Daydream VR by the end of this year. That seems like a big number compared to how the situation stands now, but let’s do some counting, shall we? If we add…

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128GB+6GB HTC U11 going up for pre-orders in the US tomorrow

HTC announces that it is going to begin selling a 128GB version of the HTC U11, complete with 2 additional GB of RAM for a total of 6GB of RAM. We’re glad to see that HTC has decided to bring over it’s higher specc’d variant while most other smartphone makers are hesitant to offer more than 4GB of RAM in smartphones for the US market. Otherwise, HTC is hosting discounts for its past couple of major smartphones: You can get $250 off of an HTC U Ultra (for $499) or you…

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New Deep Blue color option tipped for upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note8

According to tipster Roland Quandt, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note8 smartphone will have a new color option: Deep Blue. In addition, it’ll also be made available in Midnight Black and Orchid Grey. Although yet to be officially confirmed, the new color shouldn’t come as a surprise, given that last year’s ill-fated Note7 also brought along a new, coral blue color, which was later also launched for the Galaxy S7 edge and the Galaxy S8 flagship duo. The Galaxy Note8 is set to be made official at a dedicated event in New York on August 23. [Source”pcworld”]

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