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You'll start hearing ads from Alexa in 2018

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It won't be too much longer before ads are just part of owning an Echo.

Amazon Alexa has grown and matured substantially since its launch on the original Echo in late 2014. It's gotten better at contextual conversations, picked up additional skills, and has expanded to more hardware than ever before. Now, it looks like 2018 will be the year that ads become part of the Alexa experience.

According to CNBC, multiple sources confirm that Amazon has been in talks with Procter & Gamble and Clorox about letting the companies pay Amazon a fee to promote their products over others when customers use Alexa. For example, if you tell Alexa that you want to buy some toothpaste, one possible response could be "Okay, I can look for a brand, like Colgate. What would you like?"

Top Alexa results could be like paid Google searches.

The idea is similar to what you often see on Google. When searching for something, the top two or three results are typically ads that a company has paid to be the top few results when users search for a certain keyword. It's easy to look past these paid results on a phone or computer, but when interacting with something that's mainly voice-based, chances are you'll go with whatever's suggested first to make the interaction as short as possible.

Along with promoting certain brands when buying products via Alexa, it's also reported that Amazon wants to integrate adds to Alexa's Skills. For example, CNBC says that asking Alexa for help to clean up a mess around the house could result in a certain brand being suggested if it paid money to have that top spot.

One spokesperson states that Amazon doesn't plan on adding advertisements to Alexa, but like it or not, it's hard to believe that this is actually the case. Alexa is booming for Amazon right now, and the company is absolutely going to monetize it in any way possible.

If/when advertisements come to Alexa, will you be inclined to get another smart speaker over one from Amazon?

Amazon Echo

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1 week ago

Spotify discovered to have filed for IPO shortly after $1.6 billion lawsuit

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Big things are happening with Spotify.

Among all the music streaming services that are on the market right now, there's no denying that Spotify is one of the biggest. Fortune estimated that the company was worth anywhere from $16 to $20 billion in September, and it looks like that number could grow substantially larger seeing as how Spotify has apparently filed for an IPO.

Axios has spoken with sources that confirm Spotify filed for the IPO in December, and this suggests that the company will be aiming to go public at some point in Q1 of 2018. Unfortunately, since the filing was done confidentially, there aren't any specifics that we can dive into.

Spotify is choosing to forgo the traditional float.

What's interesting about this is that Spotify is choosing to go public right away rather than start out with a float in which shares are created and sold in large quantities to the likes of banks and investment funds before the general public can start buying and selling. This is a more traditional way of going public for companies like Spotify, so it'll be interesting to see how this immediate IPO pays off.

Going public could be the next big step that Spotify needs to take, but it remains to be seen if the company can stay on track for its launch of Q1 for it. Wixen Music Publishing recently slammed the streaming service with a lawsuit of $1.6 billion for using certain songs "without a license and without compensation."

Spotify has yet to address the suit, and while it may not have any impact on the IPO at all, it'll be interesting to see how Spotify chooses to handle this over the next few weeks.

Spotify is testing a sleeker and less cluttered UI for its Android app

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1 week ago

How to use GameStash on your Chromebook

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Here's how to use GameStash on your Chromebook!

GameStash is the best way to play games on an Android device: pay $4.99 per month, and you can access over 300 games without any ads or in-app purchases nagging you and ruining your gaming experience. While playing on a phone is plenty of fun, we can take it one step further and play on a Chromebook.

More and more Chromebooks are able to run Android applications from the Play Store, unlocking thousands of games that can be played on most Chromebooks. With GameStash, that gets even better due to the large catalogue of games available.

GameStash itself is not available through the Play Store, and needs to be sideloaded onto your device. This is how to use GameStash on your Chromebook!

  1. Enable Developer mode on your Chromebook.
  2. Open Settings after your Chromebook is set up.
  3. Click Google Play Store near the bottom of the menu.
  4. Click Manage Android preferences. This will open your Android settings, and it looks just like the Settings app on Nexus and Pixel devices.

  5. Click Security under the Personal section.
  6. Enable Unknown sources under Device administration to install applications from outside the Play Store. This setting is not available if your Chromebook is not in developer mode.

  7. If you haven't already done so, visit GameStash and create a new account.
  8. Visit your account to download the GameStash .apk installation file.

  9. Double-click the gamestash.apk file in your Downloads folder.
  10. Click install.

Once that's done, just sign into your GameStash account and start gaming to your heart's content!

GameStash

GameStash is an all-you-can-play subscription service for Android games featuring unlimited access to over 300 chart-topping titles in all categories, fully unlocked - no ads and no in-app purchases - for one low monthly price. It has a 14 day free trial with several games added every month.

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1 week ago

Best Smart Scales to Get you on the Right Track to Weight Loss as of January 2018

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Keep track of your weight loss with some smart scale help!

Whether you're just beginning your weight loss journey or you're deep into a workout regimen and just want to start tracking your weight, BMI, and more, a smart scale is an awesome way to keep your fitness goals in check. These scales connect to a corresponding app on your phone or tablet and show you comprehensive results that you wouldn't get from a regular ol' bathroom scale.

The scales you find below ain't heavy — they're our favorites!

Eufy BodySense

The Eufy BodySense smart scale is a fast and accurate scale the combines great functionality with an easy-to-swallow price (about $46), making it one of the best smart scales available. The companion app is easy to use and intuitive, and it's Google Fit-compatible if you prefer to store your health data that way.

You can pair it with up to 20 accounts (because we all have families from the 1800s), and it actually looks pretty snazzy as far as scales go. For more, check out Marc Lagace's full review below!

Eufy BodySense smart scale: Simply the best

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Fitbit Aria 2

Fitbit Aria

The Fitbit Aria 2 features a polished glass surface with a digital display that syncs your weight, BMI, and body fat percentages straight to your Fitbit account. This smart scale recognizes up to 8 users and keeps everyone's results separated and private. You can pair the Aria with any Fitbit tracker, including the Fitbit Charge 2 or the Fitbit Blaze, and keep track of your results using the Fitbit Android app or on the Fitbit website. The Aria 2 can register weights up to 350 pounds and distinguishes between users by individual weights and body fat percentages. $130 at Fitbit.

Fitbit Aria 2 review

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Withings Body

Withings Body Cardio

The Withings Body smart scale is a comprehensive scale that gives you a total-body readout, complete with high-accuracy weight, BMI, body fat, muscle mass, bone mass, and even water measurements, using what Withings calls "Position Control" technology.

The Withings Body is great for the whole family (as Phil explains in the above Modern Dad video), because you can add everyone in the app and, based on weight, the scale can tell who's on it, sending the correct information to the app for the correct user — and you don't have to do a thing.

This scale also looks great, with a shiny, modern blue finish that almost looks black. $122 on Amazon.

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Weight Gurus Smart Scale

Weight Gurus

Sporting a larger LCD display with a bright blue backlight is this smart scale from Weight Gurus. Along with measuring your weight and BMI, this scale covers key factors like lean mass, body fat, bone mass, and even water weight. Using 4 high-precision sensors, it provides accurate measurements every time you step on its tempered glass surface. The scale syncs to your Android device via Bluetooth to the Weight Gurus app, Fitbit, Google Fit, and more. Powered by 4 AAA batteries, the Weight Gurus Smart Scale features a 400 pound capacity. This is a great, less expensive option, at $50.

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Garmin Index Smart Scale

Garmin

This sleek smart scale from Garmin is quick to set up via Wi-Fi and tracks a slew of in-depth metrics including body weight ,BMI, water percentage and skeletal muscle mass. Able to recognize 16 different users through the Garmin Connect app, simply step on the Garmin Index and it will and automatically upload data straight to your specific account. And with extra-large white-on-black numbers, it's always easy to read the display, even in the dark. The Garmin Index Smart Scale is available in white or black options for just $130, and works well with Garmin's Vivofit activity trackers and Vivoactive smartwatch in your quest to crush your fitness goals.

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WiTscale S220

WiTscale S220

More affordable than the average smart scale is the WiTscale S200 which uses 4 highly sensitive sensors to measure your body weight and BMI. With a maximum capacity of 330 pounds, this smart scale features a tempered glass surface with a 3.5-inch LCD display that's easy to read. The WiTscale is powered by 2 AA batteries that are included and it tracks all your data in a single graph that you can share through social media. Although the Bluetooth Scale app for Android leaves much to be desired, it still provides accurate weight readings, making it hard to argue with for $20.

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Polar Balance

Polar Balance

The new Polar Balance smart scale offers an easy way to monitor your weight using the Polar Flow Android app. Its weight capacity of nearly 400 pounds, matched with advanced activity control, provides a personalized daily activity goal to help you reach your goal weight. The "weight speedometer" will tell you how hard you need to work out each day and how many calories you need to burn to meet the goals you've set. The Balance also works great with Polar's wearables like the A300, Loop, and A360 if you're after complete tracking of all your activities. $99 on Amazon and it comes in white.

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Yunmai Smart Scale

Yunmai

If you're on a budget, but still want smart scale functionality that's reliable and easy to set up, check out this scale from Yunmai. It'll provide you with 10 body measurements, like weight, BMI, body fat, hydration, and more.

You can track up to 16 users and setup takes only 5 seconds, so for about $40, you're in for a hell of a deal. The app is a bit difficult to use, since it's seemingly directly translated from Chinese, but for $40, you put up with the little things.

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You weigh in

What's your favorite smart scale? Sound off in the comments below!

Updated January 2018: Added the Eufy BodySense and added pricing to each item, a link to Marc Lagace's review on the Fitbit Aria 2, and removed the UA scale due to poor reviews, as well as the Archos scale, due to lack of availability.

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1 week ago

HTC U12 render shows off display with hardly any bezels

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Saying goodbye to the U11's circa-2015 bezels.

Although it didn't have a fancy 18:9 display with slim bezels, the HTC U11 was a truly excellent flagship for 2017 that got more right than wrong. Unfortunately, its arguably outdated design (at least from the front) and stiff competition from Samsung, Apple, and Google held it back from making the impression it probably should have. We're anticipating a proper sequel at some point this year, and a new render has surfaced of what's supposedly our first look at the HTC U12.

The HTC U11.

The render showcases the front of the U12 with its screen turned off, and although it's difficult to see, it's expected that the U12 will ship with extremely slim bezels unlike the U11. HTC showed that it can trim down bezels with the U11+, and these should be even smaller on the U12. Previous rumors have suggested that we could even get a 4K display on the U12, but it remains to be seen whether or not this comes to fruition.

The U12 should be powered by the Snapdragon 845, the fingerprint sensor will be moved to the back, and HTC might use the U12 to finally get on the dual rear camera bandwagon.

Render of the HTC U12.

As always with these early renders, we advise taking everything here with a grain of salt. Phoney renders have popped up in the past, but what we're seeing here doesn't seem far-fetched at all.

If you're looking forward to the U12, what features/specs are you hoping for the most?

HTC U11

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1 week ago

Google Play Music and YouTube Red are the best deal in streaming right now

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You get a lot of video and music subscriptions vying for your money.

From music streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music to video services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video, there's more and more subscriptions anxious to get your money every month, but one of the best values in subscription streaming isn't one subscription, it's three.

It's Google Play Music! It's YouTube Red! It's YouTube Music! It's all three in one!

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1 week ago

Step up your Instagram game with the 64GB LG V30 smartphone for $675

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This sleek entry into LG's line of smartphones is not one to be overlooked.

For a limited time, B&H Photo is offering $150 off the regular price of the unlocked LG V30 64GB smartphone in Cloud Silver, bringing the price down to $674.99. As a comparison, this device is currently selling at Best Buy for $800. It's compatible with both GSM and CDMA carriers.

LG's V30 smartphone features two cameras on the back, one 16MP standard field-of-view lens and a 13MP wide-angle lens, which give you access to some advanced photo and video editing features and effects like Pop-Out Picture Mode and Film Effect. There's also a front-facing 5MP selfie cam so you can get some nice shots for Instagram or Facebook. It has a vibrant 6-inch display and a 3,300 mAh non-removable battery.

This device comes with 64GB of storage which isn't bad, but if you like to download things to your device frequently like apps, music or movies, you'll want to pick up a micro SD card for more space. The phone can hold up to a 2TB card, but since those aren't even available for sale yet, you'll be well-prepared for anything you want to download with a 128GB card for $41 or 200GB for $75.

The Android Central review calls the LG V30 a no-nonsense phone with a best-in-class wide-angle camera, high-quality audio, and unique video features:

It does everything well, and then goes the extra mile with a phenomenal camera setup that's genuinely fun to use. And it does all that at a price considerably below its main rivals.

The discount only makes this device even more worth it. The phone comes with a one-year warranty, and you can extend it by a year for free when you register the device.

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1 week ago

Roku is working on smart speakers and its own virtual assistant

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The two new platforms are called Roku Connect and the Roku Entertainment Assistant.

There are a lot of different smart TV platforms to choose from these days, but if you want access to the most content possible and don't want to be stuck between middle school feuds, Roku is the way to go. Roku's been releasing media streaming boxes since as early as 2008, and ten years later in 2018, the company has announced its two latest projects – Roku Connect and the Roku Entertainment Assistant.

Roku Connect

Starting with Roku Connect, this is a new platform the company is launching for smart speakers. There have been rumors of Roku diving into the smart speaker space for a few months now, and this is how it'll be going about it. However, the approach is a bit different from what we've seen from the likes of Google and Amazon.

Rather than creating its own smart speakers, Roku will license out its tech and the Roku Connect platform to third-party OEMs (not unlike what it does with Roku TVs). Roku Connect will be able to power single speakers like we've seen with Echo and Google Home products, as well as sound bars, surround-sound systems, and multi-room audio solutions. Roku Connect speakers can connect to each other wirelessly, and TCL will be launching the first Roku Connect-powered device at CES 2018.

We aren't sure exactly what to expect from this gadget just yet, but it'll likely just be the first of many that we see throughout the year.

Roku Entertainment Assistant

Powering these Roku Connect speakers is the Roku Entertainment Assistant. This is similar to Alexa and Google Assistant seeing as how it's a virtual assistant, but that's where the similarities end. You'll talk to The Roku Entertainment Assistant by saying "Hey, Roku", and then the command that you want.

You'll be able to use the Roku Entertainment System for playing music on your Roku Connect speakers, controlling media playback on your Roku TV/streaming box, turning off your television, and more. Roku wants its Assistant to be focused for only entertainment purposes, meaning that you won't be talking to it about the weather, traffic conditions, etc.

Roku plans on launching the Roku Entertainment Assistant to its TVs and streaming boxes by Fall of this year, and the idea is that it'll be used alongside other smart assistants – not as a replacement for them.

Android TV vs. Roku: Which smart TV platform is right for you?

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1 week ago

Google Keep: Everything you need to know

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Google Keep

Create lists, transcribe recordings, doodle, collaborate on to-do lists, and much more with Google Keep.

Google Keep isn't your average note-taking client. While the app sports a minimal interface and is easy to pick up and use, it offers a set of powerful tools that make it an effective task management utility. From creating collaborative to-do lists to transcribing voice notes and saving bookmarks, the app does it all.

The best part about Keep is that all changes are synced automatically, giving you quick access to your notes across all your devices, and on the web. Here's what you need to know to get started with Google Keep.

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1 week ago

T-Mobile had the highest customer satisfaction in 2017 of all U.S. carriers

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Wireless customers were most satisfied with and likely to recommend T-Mobile in 2017.

T-Mobile frequently boasts that it's the best choice for customers in the United States who don't like getting screwed over by AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon, and thanks to new surveys, the Un-Carrier now has proof that it can talk the talk and walk the walk.

HarrisX and research firm YouGov BrandIndex surveyed numerous T-Mobile customers, and both firms discovered that T-Mobile customers were the most satisfied compared to any other major carrier in the U.S.

When looking at HarrisX's findings, it's shown that of the 360,000 wireless customers that were surveyed, the majority of them were most satisfied and likely to recommend T-Mobile over the rest of the competition. YouGov BrandIndex didn't dive into likeness to recommend, but its findings also show that customers were most satisfied with T-Mobile throughout 2017.

In addition to these numbers, T-Mobile also announced that it's expanded its LTE network to cover a total of 322 million people. That's an increase of 7 million compared to the 315 million covered individuals a year ago, and throughout 2018, T-Mobile says it'll be focused on releasing more phones that support its ultra-fast 600 MHz bands.

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1 week ago

This $11 wireless charger lets you end the nightmare of finding your cable in the dark

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Step into the future of charging, today.

The days of plugging in our phones everytime they need to be charged are quickly becoming a thing of the past, and it's great. Wireless charging is easier (most of the time), and recently it's become far more affordable. As long as you have a compatible phone, like a new iPhone 8 or iPhone X, or even a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or LG G6, all you need is the wireless charging pad to get started.

Right now you can pick up Choetech's wireless charger for just $10.99 when you use the coupon code YBXR58CH at checkout. This coupon works on the black, white, and gold versions of the wireless charger, and saves you $4 on the purchase.

  • Starts the moment you place down Qi-enabled device or device equipped with a Qi-compatible cover. No cables or USB interface required. Popular compatible devices(ONLY support standard charging speed): iPhone 8/ iPhone 8 Plus/ iPhone X /Galaxy Note 8/Note 5/S6/S6 Edge/S6 Edge Plus/S8/S8 Plus/Nokia 9/Nexus 4/Nexus 5/Nexus 6. (NOT for Apple Watch and Incompatible with mophie battery case)
  • Integrated smart chip inside it, comes with overcurrent, overheat, over-voltage, and short circuit safeguards. We ensure ultimate safety for your phones.
  • With the Smart Lightning Sensor built in, it could automatically dim off the light of wireless charger according to the darkness in the room. Without any disturbance caused by indicator.
  • Coffee cup coaster size (3.3 × 3.3 × 0.7in), 2.25oz, delivers a modern, premium appearance, making it simple and fashion.

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1 week ago

Oreo update canceled for OnePlus 5 due to unnamed bug

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OxygenOS 5.0 is being canned in favor of 5.0.1.

On December 24, OnePlus announced an early Christmas present in the form of a stable Oreo update for the OnePlus 5. Oreo was coming to the OnePlus 5 as part of OxygenOS 5.0, but just a few days after the update began rolling out to handsets, OnePlus has announced that it's canceled it.

Staff Member Jimmy Z. on the OnePlus Forums recently updated the original article announcing the OxygenOS 5.0 rollout saying that the update has been canceled due to a "bug." The specifics of this bug aren't mentioned, but it must have been bad enough for OnePlus to cancel the update altogether rather than simply halting it until the issue was fixed.

Instead, OnePlus says that it'll continue the Oreo rollout for the 5 with OxygenOS 5.0.1. The company is said to be "preparing" the new software now, but an exact ETA for its release has yet to be announced.

If you already downloaded OxygenOS 5.0 on your OnePlus 5, have you noticed any major bugs?

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1 week ago

Best Samsung Galaxy S8 Holster Cases

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Keep yours pockets empty and your phone at your hip with these cool holster cases.

Holster cases get a bum rap. They're portrayed in the media as being for geeks, but they're actually incredibly practical, especially as phones get larger and jean pockets somehow get smaller and smaller.

If you want to keep your Galaxy S8 at your hip without it bulking out your pocket, then check out these holster cases and get practical.

Encase DuraClip Combo

This is probably the most practical case for most people, since, while still a fairly rugged case, it's relatively slim, and you could carry it in your pocket if you wanted to. At $14, it's not a bad deal, since you get the rugged bumper and the detachable belt clip. It's all quite convenient and looks pretty sharp to boot. The bumper case is good and grippy so that you don't drop your Galaxy S8 and the belt clip is reinforced to last.

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Aduro shell case combo series

Aduro's cover is even thinner than Encase's, so if you're looking for minimal bulk, this is your pick. It features a fully separate holster, which slides over the front of your Galaxy S8, protecting the screen while it's on your hip. The belt clips swivels, so you can have your S8 upright or horizontal. The sweet part is that the back cover has a built-in kickstand, so you can watch videos hands-free when it's not holstered on your belt. This one's only $10!

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Trianium Duranium Series

Trianium's Duranium has a more armored design than the above two picks, and it's certainly built for someone who needs more more rugged protection. It features a dual-layer back cover that's made of TPU and a hard polycarbonate shell, and its holster slips over the screen, with a reinforced belt clip. The nice part is that, at $17, Trianium gives you color options in gunmental, gold, and rose gold. You also get a lifetime warranty if anything goes wrong with the case.

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Supcase Unicorn Beetle Shield

A perennial favorite of mine, Supcase's rugged cases boast some of the best protection in the slimmest form factor when it comes to heavy duty cases. The flexible TPU layer is shock-absorbent and soft so as not to scratch your Galaxy S8's glass, and the outer polycarbonate layer is hard, protecting your phone from bumps. Raised corners protect your S8 where it's most vulnerable and Supcase has some color options that are a bit more fun than others. There's also a front cover that protects your S8's screen and hugs it like no other screen protector I've seen. I also dig the swiveling belt clip and holster, which slides over the front. At $23, it's totally worth it.

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Zizo Bolt Series

For military-grade protection, look no further than Zizo's Bolt Series, which is for folks who want the coolest design and the most color options (10 in all). These cases feature military drop test certification and the detachable belt clip and built-in kickstand make it versatile and convenient. Zizo also includes a Zizo Lightning Shield screen protector with each purchase, so you can protect your whole phone from scratches. If you're looking for an option to match any style, then this is probably the one for you. At $18 you can even grab a couple!

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OtterBox Defender and holster

The old standby of heavy duty cases, this OtterBox Defender comes with a holster that slides on over the front of your Galaxy S8. The only downside is that the belt clip doesn't swivel, but it does work as a kickstand, so you can watch videos hands-free. There are three color options to choose from, at $22 apiece. The OtterBox name is tried, trusted, and true, so if you like to stick with brands you love, then this is the case for you.

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What's on your belt?

Do you use a holster case? Which one? Did we miss an awesome one? Sound off in the comments below.

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1 week ago

How to enable developer mode on your Chromebook

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Developer mode lets you access deeper parts of Chrome OS. Here's how to enable it!

At first glance, it may not look like you can do much tinkering on a Chromebook. Open the device, sign in, and enjoy the security of the sandboxed operating system. But if you do want to do more with your Chromebook — run other operating systems, install full Linux programs or sideload Android applications — you'll need to enable developer mode first.

Keep in mind this doesn't have anything to do with the developer channel of the OS itself, despite the similar name. The developer channel is for testing brand new features with a major cost to stability: the developer channel is updated a few times a week with new features and bug fixes.

Enabling developer mode is analogous to rooting your Android phone: you have deeper access to the OS, letting you turn on cool stuff or potentially break things.

How to enable developer mode

Before we get started, make a backup of any local files you have on the Chromebook. Your Chromebook will be Powerwashed in the process, erasing any accounts and local data. With that all done, let's enable developer mode!

  1. Boot your Chromebook into recovery mode by powering off the device, then holding the Esc and Refresh (the circular arrow) keys while pressing the power button. If you are using a Chromebook or Chromebit, there will be a hole on the device that has the recovery button inside. Stick a paperclip or similar object inside to hold down the recovery button, then press the power button.
  2. Press Ctrl + D on your keyboard when asked to insert recovery media.
  3. Press Enter to confirm.

  4. When your device reboots, you'll see a screen stating the OS verification is off. This screen will appear every time you turn the device on to warn you that the device isn't as secure as it would be out of the box. When you see this screen, press Ctrl + D to continue booting, or wait a few seconds and the device will boot on its own.

How to disable developer mode

Since developer mode is not verified by Google, you will need to turn it off before selling the device or returning it for warranty purposes. Here's how to disable developer mode!

  1. Reboot your Chromebook.
  2. Press the spacebar to re-enable verification when you see the "OS verification is off" screen. This will wipe the device and it will be secure again!

Questions?

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LG V30 is getting a stunning Raspberry Rose color

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The V30 is definitely one of LG's best-looking phones in quite some time, and this is made possible thanks to its aluminum frame, glass back, and super slim bezels. LG launched the V30 in a handful of colors, including Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue, and Lavender Violet. All of these look quite nice, but just in time for CES 2018, LG has announced its latest color – Raspberry Rose.

Raspberry Rose is a fancy way of saying 'pink', but the hue that LG is going with here is a pink that's actually quite deep. LG describes it as being an "intense saturated version of red", and as much as I love the look of the Moroccan Blue variant, this just might be my new favorite.

LG will be showing off the new color to attendees at CES this month, and shortly after this it'll be launched first in LG's home market of Korea.

Europe and Asia will be next in line for the Raspberry Rose V30's release, but at this time, there aren't any plans to bring it to the United States or Canada.

Samsung's launching a Galaxy S8 in Burgundy Red, and it looks amazing

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