Linux phones need to succeed and it isn’t just about privacy

Android and iOS may be the mobile platforms today but there have always been attempts to push other horses into the race. Most of them used the Linux kernel just like Android but a few were more direct efforts to bring some of the Linux desktop stack to mobile in one form or another. Thanks to changes in the industry, … Continue reading

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Thieves took $49 million in Ethereum from a crypto exchange

dims?crop=5000%2C3333%2C0%2C0&quality=85The string of recent cryptocurrency thefts isn’t stopping any time soon. South Korean crypto exchange Upbit has confirmed that 342,000 Etherium coins, worth about $49 million, were transferred from its wallet to an “anonymous wallet” (read: a thief)…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/29/49-million-ethereum-theft/
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How to clean up cord clutter in your home

How to clean up cord clutter in your home

Anyone who makes tech a big part of their life knows one painful truth: Dealing with cables is still a massive pain.

Even in 2019, with all the advancements we’ve made to make tech feel genuinely futuristic, most things still require some kind of cable to operate or charge. Plus, power outlets aren’t always super accommodating because plenty of homes weren’t designed with these things in mind.

If you’re reading this, it’s probably safe to assume you’ve got a real cable mess that makes your home life a headache from time to time. So while you wait for that all-wireless utopian dream to come, there are some easy steps you can take to reduce cable clutter in your living space.  Read more…

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Source: https://mashable.com/article/how-to-clean-up-cord-clutter/
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19 of the best Black Friday deals on chargers

19 of the best Black Friday deals on chargers

Between the Galaxy Note 10, the iPhone 11, and the Google Pixel 4 all being released in the last half of 2019, practically everyone is walking around with a new phone. Well, either that or they’re expecting to receive one as a “totally unexpected gift” in a few weeks.

Regardless, we’re all in need of some good charging accessories. You know – cables that don’t fall apart after a few months, wireless charging pads, portable power banks, etc. And it just so happens that there’s no time like the present to stock up.

These cables, charging docks, wireless pads, and other charging accessories are all massively discounted for Black Friday. Use the coupon code BFSAVE20 at checkout to slash an extra 20% off the already-discounted prices. Read more…

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Source: https://mashable.com/shopping/nov-29-best-black-friday-charger-deals/
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You cannot miss these Black Friday iPad deals at Walmart

You cannot miss these Black Friday iPad deals at Walmart

TL;DR: Walmart just caught up to Amazon’s amazing new iPad discount — get $100 off the 128GB model, and $80 off the 32GB model for Black Friday.


Remember when we said that nobody else would be selling the new iPad for $100 off like Amazon is? Just kidding — Walmart finally caught up. 

Which just so happens to be great news for you, dear reader, because your chances of grabbing one of these tablets at their Black Friday discount just doubled. Right now, you can get the latest and greatest Apple iPad in two different versions: $100 off for the 128GB model, and the 32GB model for $80 off. So yeah, you could say that this one is a doozy.  Read more…

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Source: https://mashable.com/shopping/black-friday-ipad-deals-walmart/
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What’s the difference between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, anyway?

What's the difference between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, anyway?

With the shift toward online shopping, the lines between Black Friday and Cyber Monday can become blurred. When does one end and the other begin? 

In recent years, the two shopping “holidays” have been essentially combined and now extend into week- and month-long events. This year, more than 165 million people are expected to shop from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday with Black Friday being the busiest day, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). 

If you’re not really sure what the difference is between Black Friday and Cyber Monday (there isn’t much) follow us as we dive into a bit of history.  Read more…

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Source: https://mashable.com/shopping/black-friday-versus-cyber-monday/
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The Nintendo Switch vs. Nintendo Switch Lite: Which One Should You Buy?

nintendo-switch-featured.jpgAlready one of the most popular video game systems of all time, the Nintendo Switch has found its own niche in the console world. The idea of a portable game system that can also connect to the family room TV is a vision of the future. The release of the Nintendo Switch Lite does not mess with the success of its big brother. It seeks to build on its terrific reputation. With two great options to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you? We are here to help. Related: 5 of the Best Online Co-Op Games for Nintendo Switch Size… Read more

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Google’s Pixel 3a drops to $300 on Amazon for Black Friday

dims?crop=2400%2C1559%2C0%2C0&quality=85If you missed out on the Pixel 3a’s price drop last week, don’t worry — you’ll have a second shot now that Black Friday is here. Google’s starter 64GB smartphone is selling for $300 between now and December 2nd at 3AM Eastern. That’s a full $100 bel…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/28/google-pixel-3a-300-at-amazon-black-friday/
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