If you’re interested in the Honor 5X, now’s the time to buy. Three of the phone’s retailers, including Honor itself, are running promotions starting today that include freebies with the Honor 5X for $199. Honor, Amazon, and Newegg are throwing in free earbuds and selfie sticks through the rest of the week.
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Today we received word that LG is working on 15-watt transmission modules to speed the pace of wireless charging.
It’s April 1st, and that can only mean one thing. No, not that LG would release the full G5 promo video starring Jason Statham, although they did, instead April 1st means that it’s April Fool’s Day. And that upstart company that everyone loves to bash, OnePlus, has gotten into the spirit of things with its #GetSandstoned range of lifestyle products. Read more
Fitbit announced a pair of new activity trackers at CES 2016 earlier this year and in the first month since they started shipping, the Fitbit Blaze and Fitbit Alta have seen 1 million units each head out of the warehouse. This has resulted in each of the devices being rated as a Top Seller on Amazon. Read more
Remember when Google’s Benson Leung took it upon himself to test the various USB Type-C cables in order to find out which ones met the standard, and which ones didn’t? Well, it seems that Amazon has decided to help in a different fashion by prohibiting USB Type-C cables that aren’t compliant with the standards set by the USB Implementers Forum Inc. Read more
This weekend’s Final Four and National Championship games will be available to view through VR, provided users are equipped with Samsung’s Gear VR.
On Talk Android Deals, the SNES30 Bluetooth game controller and phone hold is on sale for 22% off. The controller, which works with all major platforms, works with and without wires to enable a comfortable gaming experience in a retro design. The SNES30 from 8Bitdo is compatible with Android, iOS, Windows, and OS X despite not having a touchscreen of its own for mobile games.
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As smartphone markets become more mature around the world, even in places like China that lagged for a while, manufacturers are looking for new places to apply their technological know-how to continue to generate profits. One area that is ripe for growth is in home automation, which is why Xiaomi is ready to jump on that bandwagon with their new Mi Ecosystem sub-brand. Leading things off is an interesting choice, a pressure rice cooker. Read more
According to sources speaking to The Information, Google is building its own voice-assisted product similar to the Amazon Echo.
Many devices released in 2015 and 2016 ship with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology that enables faster charging. The chargers needed to unlock this benefit, though, can get pricey. But right now on Amazon, Tronsmart is hosting a sale on three of its Quick Charge 2.0-ready accessories. Tronsmart has a wall charger, car charger, and charging station available with sizable discounts. And all you’ll need to do is enter promotional codes that the company sent us.