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1 day ago

This huge 200GB SanDisk microSD card can be yours for just $64

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Should you be on the hunt for some more storage for your smartphone or tablet, you'll want to check out this whopping 200GB SanDisk microSD card, which can be yours for just $64. We've covered similar deals on these SanDisk cards in the past, and now there's yet another opportunity to pick one up for less.

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1 day ago

Rockstar brings Bully to Android to celebrate game's 10th anniversary

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It's time to revisit Bullworth Academy.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the game, Rockstar is releasing Bully on Android and iOS. Bully: Anniversary Edition costs $6.99, and includes the full-fledged story from the original game along with extra missions, classroom mini-games, and unlockable items. The title is optimized for high-res screens (it looks great on the Pixel), and also has a turn-based multiplayer component.

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1 day ago

Best VR videos you should watch right now

Best VR videos you can watch right now

What are the best videos to watch in VR?

Virtual reality isn't just all about gaming — it's also about emotional and exhilarating experiences in the form of 360-degree videos. Apps like Within and Littlestar make it easy to download and digest these videos across multiple platforms, but there are also videos that stand out on their own. Here are the best apps and the best VR videos to watch right now.

Read more at VR Heads!

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1 day ago

YouTube starts highlighting local content in India

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Get ready to see more content in regional languages on YouTube.

In a bid to localise further, YouTube will start showing more local content to users in India. The service will automatically determine your preferred language based on your watch history, user interface language, and location. Once it does so, it will start highlighting recommendations in that language on your home page as well as the trending page.

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1 day ago

Bluetooth 5 is here with double the speed, four times the range of Bluetooth 4.2

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Next-gen Bluetooth will be rolling out in the coming months.

Bluetooth 5 was announced in June, and today the Bluetooth Special Interest Group revealed that the spec is now finalized, making it ready for adoption. The new standard offers double the bandwidth, four times the range, and eight times the broadcast message capacity of Bluetooth 4.2.

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1 day ago

Galaxy S8 may feature an 'all-screen' bezel-less display

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Get ready for a bezel-less panel on the Galaxy S8.

Following on from rumors that Samsung is ditching the home button on the Galaxy S8 (as well as the 3.5mm jack), Bloomberg is now reporting that the phone will feature an "all-screen front" with a bezel-less display:

The bezel-less displays will provide more viewing real estate while a virtual home button will be buried in the glass in the the lower section, the people said, asking not to be identified because the details haven't been released. The new phones will only come with wraparound displays using organic light-emitting diode technology, the people said.

Samsung Display is said to have invested significant resources into creating a panel with a display area ratio exceeding 90%. The panel will feature a fingerprint sensor that's embedded within the glass, negating the need for a dedicated home button.

It looks like Samsung will also retain the 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch form factors with the Galaxy S8, and the company will stick to offering a combination of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 and its in-house Exynos SoC for various markets.

The Galaxy S8 won't be the first to feature a bezel-less panel. Xiaomi has that honor with its revolutionary Mi Mix, but the phone is sold in limited quantities in China. If Samsung decides to go bezel-less with the Galaxy S8, it will be the first company to do so at scale.

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1 day ago

Blue Coral Galaxy S7 edge is now available in India for ₹50,900

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You'll be able to buy one starting December 15.

Samsung is continuing to roll out the Blue Coral Galaxy S7 edge in global markets. The color variant is now available in India for ₹50,900, with sales kicking off December 15. The phone will be up for sale online, as well as offline stores.

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1 day ago

Moto M is coming to India on December 13

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The Moto M is a premium Moto G4 Plus with a metal back.

Lenovo has sent out invites to the media for the launch of the Moto M in the country on December 13. The phone is essentially a premium variant of the Moto G4 Plus with a metal body.

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1 day ago

Pearl Black Galaxy S7 edge with 128GB storage debuting in Korea [Update: Now official!]

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Samsung's answer to the Jet Black iPhone 7 is here.

Update: Samsung has officially announced the Pearl Black variant of the Galaxy S7 edge. The phone will be available with 128GB storage, and will debut in "select markets" on December 9.

Samsung is looking to introduce new color options to boost sales of the Galaxy S7 edge for the holiday season. We've already seen the Blue Coral variant break cover last month, and Samsung is now getting ready to launch the Pearl Black color option in South Korea on December 9. Notably, the new color variant is expected to come with 128GB of storage.

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1 day ago

Canadians won't be able to use a Note 7 on any network after December 15

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Time to give it up, Canada.

Samsung Canada is following New Zealand's lead by cutting off network access for all unreturned Note 7 devices as of December 15.

The company has announced that although 90% of the approximately 39,000 Note 7s sold through Canadian channels have been returned, the remaining 4,000 or so outstanding units will lose access to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on December 12, along with cellular abilities three days later, on December 15. An update will also include "a limitation on the battery charge," though it's unclear to what percentage. Other markets have limited the Note 7's defective battery to 60% to prevent overheating and expansion.

Samsung implores Canadians holding onto a Note 7 unit to return it as soon as possible:

We strongly urge any customers still using their Note7 to return their device to the place of purchase for a refund or exchange between December 7th and December 15th. We have been in continuous communication with Note7 customers to remind them about the need to return their recalled device and will continue to communicate daily with a push notification about this network deactivation event to ensure they continue to receive adequate notice.

As a recalled product, Note7 device owners are legally prohibited from selling or even giving away the recalled device. We would like to remind customers that they need to return their Note7 device.

The company notes that even after the update, Note 7s will still be able to call 9-1-1 for safety reasons.

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1 day ago

Get ready to head back down the mountain in Alto's Odyssey

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The developers behind Alto's Adventure are teasing a sequel for 2017.

Fans of Alto's Adventure, get ready for more llama-chasing fun in 2017. Team Alto today put out a teaser site for their next title, Alto's Odyssey, and we couldn't be more excited. Alto's Adventure is both visually stunning and super fun to play — well deserving of it's spot on our list of best Android games of 2016.

While the developers have provided very little information for the new game beyond the title and the hazy purple landscape featured on AltosOdyssey.com, if we can glean anything concrete from the site's artwork, it would appear that perhaps this next chapter in Alto's life will see him hanging up his trusty snowboard for something a bit more… tropical?

Again, that's pure speculation on my part. But if you're as eager as we are to learn more about Alto's Odyssey, you'll want to scroll down to the bottom of their website and join the mailing list to get the latest news and updates.

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1 day ago

Join the Honor 8 incentive program to earn prizes, discounts and more!

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Start a thread in Honor 8 forum!

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1 day ago

Sprint cozies up with Pokémon Go, turns over 10,000 stores into PokéStops

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Stock up on cases and Poké Balls at your closest Sprint store.

The Pokémon Company has announced that over 10,000 Sprint, Boost Mobile and "Sprint at Radioshack" locations will become PokéStops and Gyms over the next few weeks.

As "the first Pokémon Go United States partner," Sprint will be able to leverage Pokémon Go's ongoing popularity to bring people into stores, allowing them to not only top up their Poké Ball reserves, but also their phones at in-store charging stations.

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1 day ago

Get a Ringke case for your Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P — just $5.99

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Save on a new case for your Nexus 5X or 6P.

Today, we bring you a couple great deals from Ringke on some cool clear cases to both protect and show off your Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P.

Simply click through the links below and enter the coupon code to get these cases for just $5.99. To take advantage of these deals, you'll need to ensure you select the option to fulfill the order from the manufacturer, Ringke, and then simply add the coupon code during checkout to save. Supplies are limited, so act now!

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Best SD Cards For Chromebook

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Dell Chromebook 13

Expanding your Chromebook's storage.

If you want to expand your Chromebook's storage, you can use an SD or microSD card and boom, you've got more space.

Whether you use a full-size SD card, a microSD card, or a half-height SD card depends on your particular model of Chromebook.

Full-size SD cards

Full-size SD cards are the largest SD cards in terms of physical size. Whether or not your Chromebook will fit a full-size SD card depends on the model and manufacturer.

Even then, a full-sized SD card may stick out of the SD card slot on your Chromebook and if this is the case, we don't recommend that you use a full-sized SD card in your Chromebook all the time, since it could catch on something. Instead, insert it when you need to transfer files over or access files you've stored on it previously, then remove it again.

SanDisk Extreme Pro 512GB SDXC

SanDisk Extreme Pro 512 SDXC

The highly-rated SanDisk Extreme Pro SD card is fast and has a large capacity, so it makes a good choice to expand the storage of your Chromebook.

It has data transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s, so you can transfer those Blu-ray movies you've got sitting on your Chromebook's hard drive without a problem. Even games with gigabytes of data can be moved over with ease.

Additionally, this card features write protection, which prevents you from accidentally erasing or overwriting your important files. No more worrying about accidentally erasing those old family pictures.

If you're looking for a fast, reliable SD card, this may be the one for you.

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Transcend 128GB SDXC

Transcend 128GB SDXC

If you don't want to spend close to $300 on an SD card, the Transcend 128GB SD card is bargain-priced and gives you close-to-premium performance.

While not the fastest SD card out there, you get a read/write speed of up to 30MB/s, and this card still has a decent capacity for storing your files.

If you want to save money but still want an SD card that performs well, this one is a great option.

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MicroSD cards

MicroSD cards are much smaller in physical size than their larger SD card cousins — about as large as a fingernail whereas SD cards are about the size of a postage stamp.

Their smaller size doesn't mean that they have smaller capacities than their larger brethren, however; they simply have a smaller form factor, and that means they're typically used in smaller devices, such as smartphones and tablets.

For the most part, if your Chromebook can fit an SD card, it'll take a microSD card. You'd just need an adapter, such as the Raspberry PI Shortening MicroSD Adapter.

SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSDXC

SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSDXC

The SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSD card is about as fast as they come, and with a 200GB capacity, it provides a lot of space for your files.

Transferring large files won't be a problem with its 90MB/s transfer rate and with all of that space available, it can hold up to 20 hours of HD video. That's right, 20 hours.

If you're looking for an expandable storage option for your Chromebook that's fast and has a large capacity, check out the SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSD card.

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Samsung EVO Plus 128GB microSDXC

Samsung EVO Plus 128GB microSDXC

Slightly slower than the SanDisk Ultra microSD card, Samsung's EVO Plus 128GB is still fast enough for most uses and is correspondingly cheaper too.

While it doesn't have as large a capacity as the SanDisk Ultra 200GB, the Samsung EVO Plus may have enough to suit your needs if you are looking for a bargain. Though it's a little slower, you won't notice much of a difference when transferring files or media.

If you want a fast microSD card, but you want to save a buck, choose this one.

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Half-height SD cards

Half-height SD cards, as the name implies, are SD cards that have a shorter form factor. They're a great alternative if regular-height SD cards protrude from your Chromebook's SD card slot and microSD cards aren't compatible.

Transcend JetDrive Lite 330

Transcend JetDrive Lite 330

The Transcend JetDrive Lite 330 comes in three capacities: 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.

With a maximum read speed of up to 95MB/s and write speeds of up to 60MB/s, this half-height SD card is fast enough for downloading large files, and with its three capacity options, you can choose just the amount you need (and the price, too).

If you don't want to or can't use a microSD card, the Transcend JetDrive may be the card for you.

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Shortening microSD adapter

microSD adapter half height

If you have a fast microSD-card or want to buy a new one in your Chromebook, you can get a half-height adapter to keep things from hanging out of the side too far. Originally designed for use in a Raspberry Pi, these adapters from Adafruit work exactly the same as any high-quality full-sized adapter. There's just less hanging out to snap on things.

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We've told you which SD cards we prefer, but what about you? Let us know in the comments below!

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