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Get the Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet for Prime Day prices at Best Buy today

One of the standout sale items? The Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet for $80. It's currently available at Best Buy in all colors but Plum, and this is a useful budget tablet. The Fire HD 10 is built for easy media watching with a 16:9 screen, and it's suitable for anything from games to books...

Google Assistant prepares to let you pay for gas from your phone

Remember CES? It seems like the world's biggest tech event happened ages ago, so it's easy to forget that so many new products and services were announced there. Take, for example, Amazon's new "Pay for Gas" service for Alexa. The feature lets drivers ask Alexa to handle fuel payments at over 11,000 gas stations across...

New Windows 10 Insider Build adds theme-aware splash screens for UWP apps

Microsoft on Wednesday introduced a new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build, and it includes some visual flair to its Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps. The latest build is available now to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. The most notable change is the introduction of theme-aware splash screens for UWP apps. When a compatible UWP app...

IFTTT details new feature road map for its Pro customers

IFTTT has announced a new raft of features for its newly-enlisted Pro customers. Having spent most of the summer clogging inboxes with invitations to “Set Your Price” for features that had previously been free, IFTTT has revealed (via AndroidPolice) what that subscription gets you, or at least, will very soon. In addition to creating more complex...

Samsung is recruiting beta testers in the U.S. for the Galaxy Note 20’s One UI 3.0 (Android 11) update

Samsung kicked off the One UI 3.0 developer beta program for the Galaxy S20 series back in August. Later on, the company started offering public beta builds of its Android 11-based custom software to Galaxy S20 users in South Korea, the United States, Germany, and earlier today, the UK. While the stable version of the...

Acer Halo is a Google Assistant-powered smart speaker with DTS audio

Acer has joined the smart speaker party with an impressively specced first offering—the Acer Halo. The speaker, which hits American shelves in early 2021, is among the first to offer DTS sound processing at a surprisingly modest price tag, which should give it a competitive advantage over the competition. The Halo promises to offer “high-quality audio...

Acer Chromebook Spin 513 range brings Snapdragon 7c and LTE

Acer has announced the first Chromebook range to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The Acer Chromebook Spin 513 and Acer Chromebook Enterprise 513 are powered by the Snapdragon 7c Compute platform, which is designed to give some nippy performance in diminutive size, combining the best of mobile and laptop technologies. The Snapdragon 7c is...

Get a Logitech gaming mouse for half off at Amazon UK, plus 40% off Xbox Game Pass

The Logitech G502 has a bunch of features to really customize your experience, including things you probably didn't even know you wanted. The G502 has eleven programmable buttons that you can use for any number of macros or hard-to-hit keys and a fast and responsive scroll wheel. You also get adjustable weights, which sounds strange,...

Truecaller brings Call Reason support, letting callers state their intention when calling

Caller ID has been one of the most crucial features that users desire on their smartphones. The demand has inspired Google as well as other smartphone manufacturers to pre-build a caller ID system in their dialer apps, especially to restrict scammers and spam calls. With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting how we operate and communicate and...

OPPO A33 with 90Hz HD+ display, Snapdragon 460 launched in India for ₹11,990 (~$163)

OPPO has announced the launch of its OPPO A33 early-mid-tier handset in India, boasting a combination of stunning display specs with a very ordinary chipset. The 6.5-inch HD+ (1600x720) display clocks in at an impressive 90Hz refresh rate, likely a first in this price range. But for some reason, the Chinese giant has paired it...

[Update: Early access begins] Amazon takes on Google, Microsoft, and NVIDIA with new Luna cloud gaming service

In a bid to capture a slice of the steadily growing cloud gaming pie, Amazon today announced a new cloud gaming service called Luna. The service takes on similar offerings from Google, Microsoft, and NVIDIA, and gives users the option to play the latest games without any additional hardware requirements. Luna is currently available in...