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[Deal Alert] Samsung Chromebook Pro for $449 and Chromebook Plus for $349 ($100 off)

There aren't a lot of really great Chromebooks out there, but Samsung's recent Chromebook Pro and Plus come close. Excepting the keyboards, each is one of the best devices in its class to have come out in the last year. And, in what looks like some early Black Friday preparation, retailers such as Amazon, B&H, Frys, Best Buy, and even Samsung itself have marked down prices for each. Right now you can pick up the Chromebook Plus for just $349, and the Chromebook Pro for $449.

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[Deal Alert] GoPro Karma with HERO5 Black is $899, with HERO6 Black $999 ($200 off)

Drones are a lot of fun, but they can also be pricey. To help alleviate that second part, Amazon is offering the GoPro Karma with either the HERO5 Black for $899 or the HERO6 Black for $999. That's a solid $200 off each bundle.

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Android Messages v2.7 prepares to add new message indicators, RCS support for dual-SIM phones, and drops 6 MB in size [APK Teardown]

It's time for a new version of Android Messages. The latest update takes a slightly larger than average jump from v2.5 to v2.7, but no obvious changes to the UI are really popping out. However, the apk did get much smaller with this release, and there are some things visible through the lens of a teardown. We'll keep watching for other changes, but let us know if you see anything.

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[Deal Alert] Moto E4 Plus standard/Prime Exclusive variants down to as little as $119.99

Everyone hates on Motorola for releasing a ton of phones every year, but some of these phones are actually pretty good. Case in point: David, our resident curmudgeon, loved the Moto E4 Plus. Now you can get one for as little as $119.99, depending on storage configurations and whether or not you care about Amazon ads on your phone.

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Opera's Android TV browser renamed to 'Vewd Browser'

Several years ago, Opera Software spun off its TV division as a separate company, fittingly named 'Opera TV.' While the company was responsible for the various TV ports of the Opera browser, it also developed an entire software platform designed for media players, car head units, and smart TVs - similar to Roku OS and Android TV.

Opera TV was purchased by Moore Frères & Company in 2016, and in August of this year, the company announced it was rebranding itself as 'Vewd.' Now the Android TV browser, which is included on some Sony Smart TVs, has changed to 'Vewd Browser.'

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Android Oreo feature spotlight: Android TV now recommends apps to install during setup

It has been a while since the last Android Oreo feature spotlight, but there are apparently still discoveries to be made. Oreo was a pretty substantial update for Android TV, with a new launcher in tow. The update has another change for Android TV - recommended apps during the setup process.

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Google says that the Pixel 2 buzzing noise will be fixed in an upcoming OTA

I bet you thought that the madness surrounding Pixel 2 issues had died down, didn't you? Well, here's one more tidbit that should make some users of the smaller Pixel happy: Google has said that, having already fixed the NFC clicking problem, an update is coming that will address the faint buzzing that some have heard while on phone calls.

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[Deal Alert] Amazon's all-new Fire HD 10 with Alexa starts at $99.99 ($50 off)

Tablets are a bit of a dying breed, but Amazon is one of the few companies that keeps on trucking in that product segment. The recently-announced Fire HD 10 already represented a great value, with or without "special offers." For Black Friday, however, the giant retailer is offering these devices for $50 off, starting at $99 and going up from there.

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Project Fi's new referral challenge offers Chromecasts and Moto X4s while helping disaster relief

Google's MVNO carrier, Project Fi, has done a few referral programs in the past. This time, Fi has announced a 'Fi it Forward' challenge, giving subscribers the chance to win a Chromecast or Android One Moto X4.

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[Update: Now $142.99] Deal alert: Get a 'Purpley' UE MEGABOOM for just $146.99 ($153 off) from Best Buy

The MEGABOOM may no longer be Ultimate Ears' most powerful Bluetooth speaker, but it still packs plenty a punch. It's still one of our favorite speakers, and for good reason - it's great across the board. Now, you can pick one up in the interestingly-named 'Purpley' color for just $146.99, a whopping $153 off the MSRP, from Best Buy. This is the lowest price we've seen for a brand-new unit.

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