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2 weeks ago

Amazon Echo adds Kayak integration to help you plan your next trip

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In its latest round of weekly improvements, the Amazon Echo can now help you plan your next trip with Kayak integration.

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2 weeks ago

Google's enterprise apps chief moves to run its VR business

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Google for Work president Amit Singh announced today he will be leaving that gig to lead the business and operations for Google's recently formed VR unit.

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2 weeks ago

Best accessories for your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge

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Best accessories for your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge

From car mounts, to screen protectors, to wireless chargers, here are the best accessories for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.

Every year without fail, more accessories come out for the latest Samsung devices, and this year is no different. There are cases, car mounts, and new and sparkly things you can use with your new phone . Here's a roundup of some of the best add-ons for your new Galaxy S7 or S7 edge.

Samsung Gear VR

Samsung Gear VR

Samsung has teamed up with Oculus to bring the world of virtual reality to Galaxy owners with the Gear VR.

If you like to be on top of the latest technogy, then this virtual reality headset is a must-have.

Pair your Galaxy S7 or S7 edge with the Gear VR and enjoy the media on your phone or from your favorite streaming service as if you were in it.

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iOttie Easy One Touch XL car mount holder

iOttie car mount

With those hands-free laws about phone use while driving, it's worthwhile getting a car mount for your new Galaxy S7 or S7 edge.

iOttie's Easy One Touch XL features a simple lock and release system that holds your device firmly in place while allowing you to release it with an easy one-finger push. Its powerful suction cup can attach to a dashboard, windshield, or any other surface that is flat and smooth. Additionally, it can turn a full 360 degrees, so that you can change your phone's orientation from portrait to landscape and back again quickly and easily.

Another great thing about this car mount is that if you need to re-locate it, you can return the suction cup to mint-condition by rinsing it in warm water and letting it air dry.

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Samsung Gear S2

Samsung Gear S2

The Samsung Gear S2 is a smartwatch that works especially well with the Galaxy S7 or S7 edge. It lets you view text alerts, calendar alerts, and much more right from your wrist.

Choose between the elegant classic flavor, or the futuristic regular edition. With its genuine leather band and fancy watch faces, the Classic edition looks like a high-end watch. On the other hand, the regular edition looks like a watch of the future, all sleek and clean-lined. Both flavors have the same functions, so choosing between them is a matter of aesthetic appeal.

Samsung Gear S2

Samsung Gear S2 Classic

Samsung S-View Cover

Samsung S-View Flip Cover

The innovative S-View Cover case gives you access to the most-used features of your phone right through the front cover.

Using the Samsung ID chip, the case relays information to the front cover from your phone's screen. This lets you to cool things like answer calls without having to flip the front cover open. All of the important notifications, like text message and calendar alerts are just a swipe away, too. You can even access the camera from the front cover.

Finally, this case installs with a snap and protects the vulnerable corners of your device with hard plastic bumpers.

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Galaxy S7 Wireless Charging Battery Pack

Samsung Wireless Charging Battery Case

If you frequently find that your GS7 runs out of juice too early in the day, you'll benefit from this battery case from Samsung.

While it does add some bulk to the phone, it doesn't add as much as other battery cases thanks to Qi wireless charging — all of the phones ports and jacks remain unobstructed.

The case will get your phone up to about 50% charge in 2 hours, which isn't as fast as plugging it into an outlet but you still have the ability to use the phone just as you would normally while it's charging up this way.

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Samsung Fast Charge Battery Pack

Samsung Fast Charge Battery Pack

With its 5700mAh capacity, this battery pack is ideal for charging your Galaxy S7 or S7 edge quickly on the go.

It comes in gold and silver and is capable of charging your phone to 50% in half an hour — that's pretty fast.

And because it has a standard USB port on it, you can connect any length of cable you want, as well as charge any other phone — not just a Galaxy S7.

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Galaxy S7 edge LED View Cover

Samsung LED View Cover

Are you looking for a cool case for your Galaxy S7 edge? Then look no further than this neat case from Samsung.

You don't have to flip open the cover in order to check your phone's status. LED lights on the cover give you information about missed calls, incoming calls, and even the music that's currently playing on your device. Furthermore, you can see text notifications and find out the status of your battery, too.

Another useful feature of this case is that inside the cover is a pocket where you can store up to three credit cards and some cash.

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Samsung Fast Charging Qi Stand

Samsung Qi Wireless Charging Stand

Over time, micro-USB cables can wear out from consistent use. Give them a rest by wirelessly charging your Galaxy S7 or S7 edge on a wireless charging stand.

With this stand, charging your Galaxy S7 or S7 edge is as simple as placing it on the stand. That's it. No more fumbling around trying to connect your charger to your phone in the middle of the night. No more messing around with wires (except the one supplying power to the charging stand, of course). Neat, huh?

Now the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge can use any wireless charger, but Samsung's Qi charging stand offers even faster charging speeds. This Fast Charge wireless charger will fill up the phone about 40% faster than a standard wireless charger — that's a big deal.

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UAG ICE S7 Edge Case

UAG case

If you want a case that can take a beating while maintaining the GS7 edge's sleek profile, UAG's composite ICE case is a great choice.

As its name implies, this case is very light, but extremely durable. It features an armored shell combined with a soft internal sleeve to protect your expensive phone from impacts. In addition to this, the case is quite grippy, which is helpful given the fact that the S7 edge's curves make it prone to slipping out of your hands.

For even more recommendations on great cases, check out our best clear cases article over here.

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2 weeks ago

The best unlocked Android phones for Canada

If you want to buy contract free in Canada, we've got you covered.

Not everyone wants to be locked into a carrier contract, especially if you're the type of buyer who changes their phone more frequently than once every couple of years. There's a lot of positives to paying for a phone up front and leaving yourself much more flexibility when it comes to your cellular plan.

What you can buy unlocked, and what's worth buying unlocked, varies from market to market. Here we'll be rounding up some of your best options if you're up in Canada. This list will continually be updated as newer, more awesome phones become available.

So let's get to it.

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2 weeks ago

Google launches official iPhone app for I/O 2016

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Google has released its official iPhone app for Google I/O 2016, its upcoming developer conference. As it does on Android, the app allows you to view the conference schedule, find sessions, and even stream the keynote and sessions live. This is the first time Google has offered an iPhone app for the I/O conference.

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2 weeks ago

HTC 10 is now available from Sprint for as little as $21 a month

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If you are a Sprint customer who is intrigued by the HTC 10, your wait is over. That's right, you can now order one for as little as $21 a month, or $624 full retail. Sprint is only offering the glacier silver option at this time. The phone features a 5.2-inch QHD Super LCD, 32GB of internal storage, 4GB of RAM and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box.

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2 weeks ago

The best equalizer apps for Android

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There's a pretty good chance you use your Android to listen to music. Some folks really get into it, but most of us enjoy a tune playing when we're on the train, or at the gym or even just chilling. There are a lot of ways to get music from your phone (or the internet) to your ears, because humans are musical animals.

A big part of enjoying your music is fiddling with settings to make it sound better. For some of us, that's as simple as adjusting the volume. Other folks want to adjust sliders or enable settings that boost the bass or enable a pseudo-surround sound wrapper effect. Others also get a little more extreme and micromanage every setting they can find to tune their tunes. No matter which category you fall into, a good equalizer app will help you find just the right sound. Let's take a look at what's out there that fits the bill.

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2 weeks ago

Google I/O 2016 preview: Android N, Android VR, Project Chirp, Play Store on Chromebooks and more!

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Google IO keynote

What to expect from the biggest Google conference ever.

It's Google I/O time! The 2016 installment of Google's annual developer conference kicks off Wednesday, May 18 in Mountain View, California with a two-hour opening keynote. With a new venue and the promise of announcements on the future of Android N, VR, Chrome OS and much more, it's sure to be one of the highlights of the year in mobile tech.

With just a few days to go until developers descend on Shoreline Amphitheater, we've rounded up details of what we're expecting from Google I/O 2016.

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2 weeks ago

Acer Chromebook 14 review: Big screen, big value

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Acer Chromebook 14

Acer Chromebook 14 Full review

Since Google started pushing its Chromebook platform as a consumer-focused product, Acer has been there leading the charge with some of the best models. Perhaps the most popular Chromebook of all time, the C720, came from Acer, and the company commands a substantial portion of the Chrome OS market at this point.

But all of that success came on the back of low-end, affordable Chromebooks that leaned more toward the side of "cheap throw-away" than "solid laptop to be proud of using." To be fair to Acer that's where the entire Chromebook market was at — that is, until 2015 when a few different manufacturers hit the scene with new mid-range models that upped the performance and hardware quality over the bargain basement norm.

Acer's response to the likes of Dell, HP and Toshiba is this, the new Chromebook 14. Built out of aluminum and packing really solid specs even in its base model, the Chromebook 14 ticks a lot of boxes for those who want the simplicity of a Chromebook but are willing to pay just a little bit more for something that's actually enjoyable to touch and look at.

At $299, the Chromebook 14 is fitting the mold nicely — this is our full review.

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2 weeks ago

The NFL will bring classic games to YouTube later this year

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The National Football League will offer an expanded selection of content as part of its recently-renewed, multi-year deal with YouTube. While the NFL's channel already offers game highlights, recaps, and clips, the new content selection will include full classic games, plays from in-progress games, and more.

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2 weeks ago

Boost Mobile now offers $65-a-month plan for two lines, each with 10GB of data

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Boost Mobile is now offering a new $65-a-month plan (with Auto Re-Boost) for two lines. Each line will be able to access 10GB of high-speed data on Sprint's network.

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2 weeks ago

Vodafone launches the affordable Smart prime 7 for just £75

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Vodafone has launched the Smart prime 7 in the UK for just £75. Available on Pay-As-You-Go, the Smart prime is an ideal option for those who desire a smartphone rocking Marshmallow but do not wish to fork out on flagship handsets. Alongside the prime 7 is the Smart first 7, which is available for just £25. This is the low-end of the affordable segment, offering bare minimum specifications.

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2 weeks ago

Grab an Amazon Tap from HSN for just $120 today!

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If you are looking to pick up an Amazon Tap but don't want to drop the full asking price on it, you are in luck. Right now, HSN is running a special on it which drops the price down to just $120, a $10 savings. While $10 may not seem like a huge savings, it is rare to see the latest Amazon products receive a discount. With purchasing from HSN, you also have the option to split it into payments if you need, which is a big benefit for some.

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2 weeks ago

Sprint offers free year of Amazon Prime with its $100-a-month Better Choice XXL plan

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Sprint has announced that customers who sign up for its $100-a-month Better Choice XXL plan will get a year of Amazon Prime for free, which is normally worth $99.

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2 weeks ago

Grab the first new Stone Roses track in 21 years right now from Google Play

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Influential British band, The Stone Roses, have released their first new music in 21 years, with All For One debuting after much recent speculation. Fans can now pick up the new track from the Google Play Store or listen in with a Play Music subscription.

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