[TA Deals] Lock in 2TB of cloud storage for life with a discounted Zoolz subscription

One of the most important things you can pay for is a safe, reliable cloud backup option for your devices. You never know when something will happen that could cause you to lose unsaved work, memories, or any of your other important files, and keeping them backed up to cloud storage is the safest way to make sure you’ll never permanently lose anything.

Microphone issues plague some Google Pixel owners

After a string of issues with some Google Pixel phones, such as Bluetooth shutting off randomly and another bug which interfered with the phone app sending audio over Bluetooth, it appears that yet another problem has appeared. This time, some Pixel owners are hitting the support forums saying that their microphones stop working, and unfortunately it looks to be a hardware issue.

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LG Watch Sport review: A beautifully bulky showcase for Android Wear 2.0

Throughout 2016 there were a number of rumors referencing a Pixel or Nexus smartwatch coming from Google. Instead we got a pair that Google co-designed with LG. Enter the LG Watch Sport and its sibling, the LG Watch Style. Born out of a collaboration between Google and LG, these new smartwatches have been designed to show off everything possible in the newly released Android Wear 2.0. The more feature-packed of the two, the Watch Sport brings a lot to the table, but it may not be the beast of a smartwatch you’ve been looking for.

Hit the break for our review of the LG Watch Sport.

FCC filing reveals unlocked Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ with support for all U.S. carriers

We are only a few weeks away from the official announcement of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, but that’s not stopping the news and rumors from continuing to pour in. The latest comes courtesy of the FCC where a recent filing indicates Samsung will sell unlocked versions of both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ with support for all U.S. carriers.

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Nest working on less expensive thermostat, home security systems

Anyone who has shopped for a smart thermostat or smart home security systems knows they are not cheap. This often forces consumers to make some decisions about long term returns on investments. Alphabet’s Nest division is hoping to make it a little easier for buyers to purchase several of these items according to new reports. Nest is working on a new, less expensive version of their Nest thermostat, a home security system and updates to their indoor security cameras.

ZTE Axon 7 Mini review

ZTE’s Axon 7 Mini is a slightly smaller, more affordable version of its flagship Axon 7 smartphone. The device features a similar design, but lesser specs to accommodate a more budget-friendly price tag, which isn’t always a bad thing. There are plenty of excellent budget Android phones to choose from right now, and one more option can only help.

Google Play Music announces City Soundtracks as first original podcast

Music services such as Spotify have become more popular in recent years compared to the traditional approach of purchasing albums and building up your personal music library. Google Play Music is a great app for finding music you love and discovering new artists and today Google has announced a new way to enjoy your music with their first original podcast: City Soundtracks.

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BLU Life Max review: A budget phone that goes the distance

Working with flagship smartphones every day means that it can be quite a shock when you have to use an entry-level handset. I’ve realized that after reviewing phones such as the Huawei P9 and the Mate 9, I’ve become something of a phone snob, having lost touch with the truly budget-minded smartphones that are on the market. Moving to an entry-level handset doesn’t have to be the end of the world, though, so long as you are realistic in your expectations, as I found when I reviewed the BLU Life Max.

BLU has managed to cram a 5.5-inch 720p display, a huge 3700mAh battery, dual-SIM’s, and a fingerprint reader into the Life Max for £109, although it can be had for just £89 as part of its launch promotion.

So is the BLU Life Max the budget champion of 2017? Join us after the break for our review of the BLU Life Max.