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[Deal Alert] Get a BlackBerry KEYone for just $449.99 ($100 off)

If you're still nostalgic for the good times when BlackBerry's physical keyboards were all the rage, the last vestige of this dying form factor is the BlackBerry KEYone, which was announced at MWC early this year. Despite its flaws, Jordan found a lot to like in his review of the device so it could be worth a go at a decent price.

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[Deal Alert] Wink Lookout Kit, Relay, and sensors are 15-50% off

If you're interested in a new security kit for your home or a way to get started setting up a smart home, Wink has a nice offering that's pretty much foolproof for newbies. I reviewed the hub a while ago, and though I moved to SmartThings for its more advanced features, I can still recommend Wink because it makes the basics a lot easier than SmartThings. And Wink's new Lookout takes that one step further by providing sensors and a siren that are pre-paired with the included hub, requiring even less setup. The system may not be as sturdy as other home security offerings from Nest and SmartThings + ADT, but it costs much less and requires no monthly fees.

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[Deal Alert] The Bose SoundSport Wireless Bluetooth earbuds are $99 today ($50 off)

I just bought these. If you're looking for wireless earbuds, go get them too. /post

Oh alright, you want more information, right? Plus I gotta type a few words to justify this being a full article. Sure, sure.

I've been looking for Bluetooth earbuds for the past month. I have the Plantronics BackBeat Go 2: I use it daily and love it. This is my second set: the first lasted me two years before the left earbud died and this one has been going for 2.5 years without a hitch. I like the form factor since I can remove the earbuds and leave them hanging around my neck, I also want something non-sealing because I often wear them in public.

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Google patent reveals motorized Pixelbook lid that angles display to user's face and activates via touchpad

The Pixelbook was shown off only around two months ago, but the tech industry is constantly evolving. That seems to be the case for this motorized Pixelbook lid that was spotted in a patent. This lid would ensure that you wouldn't have to exert as much physical force to use your laptop.

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[Deal Alert] Verizon Wear24 smartwatch is a staggeringly low $79.99 ($270 off) on eBay

Verizon's Wear24 Android Wear smartwatch originally retailed for $349.99, which was likely a factor in its discontinuation after just four months on the market. We completely forgot it existed until a week ago, when we spotted it on eBay for $129.99 a pop, which we thought was a pretty good deal. Now the Wear24 has fallen to an incredibly low $79.99, which is amazing given the specs behind it.

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Here are all the phones updated to support Project Treble [Continuously Updated]

One of the most important features included in Android 8.0 Oreo is 'Project Treble,' Google's attempt to modularize Android. We covered it in detail here, but in a nutshell, Treble separates all the low-level device drivers (known as the 'vendor implementation') from the rest of Android. This makes updating phones/tablets to the latest version of Android much easier for manufacturers, as long as they already support Treble.

There's another major reason why Project Treble is getting people excited - custom ROMs. It is significantly easier to develop custom ROMs for phones with Treble, as opposed to ones without the feature.

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Weekend poll: How often do you use apps in Android multi-window mode?

Multi-window apps are a part of the mainstream Android experience now. Some OEMs like Samsung introduced the feature a bit earlier via their own implementations, but now anyone with a device running Nougat/7.0 can take advantage of it and enjoy the convenience of two apps at once. For certain workflows it can save a ton of time, especially if you have enough space to really take advantage of it, but how often do you actually use it?

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Microsoft Office Android apps now available on all Chromebooks

For years, one of the most common complaints about Chromebooks was that they couldn't run the Office suite of applications. Microsoft has offered Android apps for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for a few years now, but they weren't made available to all Chromebooks for some reason.

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[Update x2: Now $319] Deal alert: The new Acer Chromebook 15 is already $41 off ($359) at Best Buy

Acer is one of many companies manufacturing Chromebooks, and it came out with a new 15.6" model just last month. If you read Jordan's review, you'll know it's a pretty solid laptop, especially considering the price. If you want to grab one, it's already $41 off at Best Buy.

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OnePlus releases Oreo system images for OnePlus 3 and 3T

Earlier this month, OnePlus started rolling out OxygenOS 5.0 (aka Android 8.0 Oreo) to the OnePlus 3 and 3T. Meanwhile, Oreo for the newer OnePlus 5 is still in beta. If you have a 3 or 3T, and you'd rather not wait for the update to be pushed to your phone, you can now download the system images straight from OnePlus' website.

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