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Essential Phone is down to $280 at Amazon right now (Reg. $400)

Amazon offers the Essential Phone 128GB in Halo Gray for <b>$279.99 shipped</b>. Originally $500, our last mention was $340 and today’s deal is the best we’ve seen outside of a one-day drop at $240. Rated 4.1/5 stars.<p>Essential Phone features:<p>The Essential Phone is expertly crafted using titanium and …

Mobile Technology

These are the best Android Go and lightweight Android apps we could find

It’s been a long time since Facebook Lite’s 2015 launch, and since then we’ve seen plenty more lightweight apps come down the pike. Android Go and Google’s drive for cheap Android phones have no doubt helped this along.<p>Keeping track of all the available Lite or Android Go apps can be a chore …

Apps

PSA: Forza Horizon 2 will be removed from Xbox marketplace after September

If you get it or its DLC now, you can still download it after then<p><i>Forza Horizon 2</i> — offered on Xbox Live Games With Gold until Aug. 31 — has reached the end of its lifespan and will be removed from the Xbox Marketplace on Oct. 1, Turn 10 announced on Friday.<p>This means — especially for those who …

Forza Horizon

PSA: Google is rolling back latest Android Messages update w/ Dark Mode

A few months after we first showed it to you, Google rolled out the new Material design for Android Messages just yesterday. Shortly after, though, Google has mysteriously rolled back that update.<p>As we noted yesterday, Android Messages 3.5 delivers a Material Theme to Google’s messaging app, as …

Material Design

Xbox And PS4 Join Forces To Make Cutting-Edge Games Look Even Better

While their rivalry is perhaps a bit more good natured than it used to be, it’s still not every day you find Microsoft and Sony working together in the console gaming world. Yet that’s exactly what they’re doing right now in a concerted bid to ensure that their respective Xbox One and PS4 consoles …

PS4 Pro

Google rolls back Android Messages to old design and removes dark mode

Here yesterday, gone today<p>On Thursday, it looked as though Google was starting to roll out a redesigned version of its vital Android Messages app. The update featured some visual changes like getting rid of the blue bar at the top and switching over to the company’s Google Sans font. It also …

Android News

Overwatch free weekend kicks of August 23 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One

Overwatch will be free to play all weekend starting Thursday, August 23.<p>From August 23–27, which is gamescom 2018 weekend, PC, PlayStation 4, and …

Overwatch

Valve Accidentally Launched Its Twitch Competitor Steam.tv

<b>[Update]</b> Steam.tv has been taken offline and, in a statement to CNET, a Valve representative said it was meant to be an internal test and was made publicly accessible by accident. "We are working on updating Steam Broadcasting for the Main Event of The International, Dota 2's annual tournament," …

Gaming

Apple to ditch 'Time Travel' feature with watchOS 5

San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) Apple is saying goodbye to "Time Travel" -- one of Apple Watch's under-used features -- with watchOS 5 this …

Time Travel

AirPower Clone Hits the Market for a Fraction of Apple's Reported Cost

Absolutely savage marketing.<p>Rumors have it that Apple’s promised Airpower wireless charging pad will arrive in less than a month. But while the …

Wireless Charging

Gmail's 'Confidential Mode' arrives on mobile devices

Google's big Gmail redesign was revealed this past April (with G Suite customers getting the first look). It became default for everyone starting in July. One of the key features, Confidential Mode, is now available for mobile devices, though not everyone is as confident in its ability to keep your …

Mobile Devices

YouTube’s most famous camera guy did the iPhone X vs Galaxy Note 9 shootout we’ve been waiting for

Casey Neistat is a YouTube vlogger in a class of his own. His daily life-in-New York videos are insanely popular, in no small part because of the …

Videography

Google Goggles receives first update in years, tells users to get Lens

Do you remember Google Goggles? Many, like me, had forgotten about them until now, when Google pushed out the app’s first update since 2014 to shut …

Android News

iOS Twitter client Leaf joins others as it announces end of life due to Twitter API changes

Popular iOS Twitter client, Leaf, has announced today that the app will no longer be getting updates. With the announcement, the developer iPlop, and app designer Surenix have shed some light on what they’ve been working on, but will ultimately never see the light of day.<p>The duo shared that Leaf’s …

APIs

Review: Logitech's $70 'POWERED' 7.5W Wireless Charging Stand Offers a Hassle-Free Upright Design

Logitech often works with Apple to introduce new accessories for Apple devices, and in early August, Logitech announced its latest product designed in collaboration with Apple, the new POWERED wireless charging stand for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X.<p>POWERED is an upright charging stand …

Tech Trends

See This Gold-Plated Xbox One X That You Can't Buy Anywhere

Microsoft is giving away an extremely shiny new console in August, as part of its Xbox Quests promotion. Finishing a pair of goals on Xbox Live within the next few weeks will enter you to win an Xbox One X plated in 24k gold.<p>As detailed on the Xbox Live Gold Quest site, you'll need to complete both …

Xbox One X

Forza Horizon 4's leaked and confirmed cars so far

A new Forza Horizon game means a new car list to pore over, searching for favorites to drive all across the British countryside. Normally Forza …

Leak: New Google Chromecast will add Bluetooth and stronger Wi-Fi

The $35 Google Chromecast is one of CNET's go-to streaming gadgets to cheaply and quickly beam YouTube videos and the like to your big-screen TV. And a new version that adds a stronger Wi-Fi connection and Bluetooth might be coming soon, according to a new FCC filing that's leaked out some …

Chromecast

Will Apple add AirPlay 2 to AirPort Express?

AirPlay 2 has been out for a few months now and it has generally been well received, but there’s one mystery left for Apple’s upgraded audio streaming feature: will AirPlay 2 support come to the AirPort Express? There’s both reason to be hopeful and skeptical…<p>Surely it won’t happen<p>Apple’s AirPort …

Airports

Samsung Caught Using Stock Photos as Proof of Galaxy A8 Camera Quality

In a recent promotional campaign on Twitter, Samsung Brazil used stock photos shot with DSLR cameras to tout the camera of its Galaxy A8 smartphone. …

DSLR Cameras

How to Output Your Mac's Audio to Two Pairs of Headphones at the Same Time

Next time you're on a flight with someone and you both want to watch a video on your Mac without disturbing other passengers, try this convenient solution for sharing your Mac's audio among two pairs of headphones.<p>The method described below should work regardless of whether you're using one wired …

Headphones

Google brings native hearing aid support to Android

Accessibility is a critical consideration for manufacturers when they're building devices. Around 466 million people have disabling hearing loss, according to the World Health Organization, and that number is projected to grow to 900 million by 2050. Finding ways to help people who contend with …

Android News

Samsung Suddenly 'Confirms' Radical New Galaxy

While Samsung ‘accidents’ (1,2,3,4,5) did more to leak the Galaxy Note 9 than any industry-insider, now the company’s CEO has taken things to the next level by officially confirming the most radical Galaxy smartphone yet…<p>Samsung CEO DJ Koh has confirmed the company is not just developing a Galaxy …

Galaxy Note

Microsoft Office 365 users hit with log-in, activation issues

A number of Microsoft Office 365 users are reporting problems signing into and activating their Office apps.<p>A number of Microsoft 365 Office 365 …

Microsoft Office

How to Close Apps On Your Apple TV

If you’ve had trouble with apps on one of the recent Apple TV devices, don’t fret. There are a few methods at your disposal to deal with …

Smart TV

WhatsApp backups will stop counting toward your Google Drive storage

Time to back up all your chats!<p>Good news for the more than 1 billion WhatsApp users out there: starting this November, you won’t need to sacrifice valuable Google Drive storage space to back up your messages.<p>Until now, any WhatsApp data that was backed up onto Google’s Drive counted toward the …

Apps

Android Messages gets new Material Theme UI and dark mode with 3.5 update

Android Messages is one of the best texting apps on the Play Store, and with the new v3.5 update that's rolling out now, it's about to get even …

Apps

Toyota Confirms CarPlay in 2019 Sienna

Toyota has confirmed on its website that CarPlay is a standard feature in all 2019 Sienna models sold in the United States. This is the first model year of the Sienna equipped with Apple's in-car software platform.<p>LE, SE, and XLE trims of the 2019 Sienna all feature a seven-inch touchscreen display …

iOS

Diablo III: Eternal Collection Confirmed for Nintendo Switch

If you missed Diablo III on PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, and Xbox One, the wait was probably worth it as the Switch is getting a version with all the …

Diablo

Battlefield 5’s latest trailer teases its battle royale mode

Plus tank combat showcased in a tailer full of everything<p><i>Battlefield 5</i>’s latest trailer, for Gamescom, arrived today. Players got a view of just about everything, from tanks climbing over the rubble of a bombed-out city, to the aerial combat already shown off at E3, to the varied locales in …

Gaming Industry