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Finger lickin' good: Huawei made a phone for KFC's 30th anniversary in China

The first Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise opened in 1952, and it has grown into the second-largest restaurant chain by sales (second only to McDonalds). But America isn't the only place enjoying the Colonel's chicken - KFC arrived in China in 1987. To celebrate 30 years of KFC in China, Huawei is making a KFC-branded smartphone.

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LG X Venture review: A very good mid-range phone that can take a beating

The budget phone space is incredibly competitive right now. The Moto G5 Plus is still king in this product category, but there are plenty of rivals like Nokia and Acatel selling great devices at inexpensive prices. LG has been making budget phones for a while now, but the X Venture is a bit different. The phone's priorities are durability and battery life, not specifications or performance.

After using the X Venture, I came away impressed. For $329, you get a decently-fast phone that can take a beating, all while lasting around two days on a single charge. It even has a few features you don't often see at phones around this price (at least in the US), like NFC support and a customizable 'QuickButton' that can open any app.

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Ticwatch S & E are affordable but stylish Android Wear devices, coming soon from Mobvoi

It's a bit of a strange time in the smartwatch world right now. The novelty seems to have worn off a little, and while some have really bought into the scene, many remain skeptical (myself included). Android Wear 2.0 was delayed, as was its eventual roll out to compatible devices. At the same time, luxury brands have tried to ignite some interest, with Tag Heuer's $1,500 Connected Modular 45 leading the charge. Just yesterday, Louis Vuitton announced the Tabour Horizon, starting at $2,450. Thankfully, Mobvoi has got us regular folk covered, with two affordable new devices that have just smashed their Kickstarter goal.

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[1Change ManyDeceits] 1Password betrayed users, disappointed security experts by moving from license and local storage to monthly cloud subscription

For as long as I remember, 1Password has been a popular albeit expensive password management solution. Before LastPass and Dashlane came into the picture, most password managers relied on an encrypted locally stored file that you could only open with a master password if you had physical access to the device it was saved on, with clunky manual syncing options between different devices. There were no subscription models (you just paid for the app), no cloud storage, and no security risks unless your device itself was compromised. 1Password kept that model for years, adding some cloud syncing solutions like Dropbox for those who didn't want to keep manually syncing their file, but sticking with the app-based pricing.

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LeSuit: Vizio sues LeEco for $100 million after failed buyout

LeEco has been nothing short of a dumpster fire for the past few months. Back in May, Jia Yueting stepped down as CEO after the company's botched attempt to enter the US market left LeEco strapped for cash. Not long after, Yueting's personal assets were frozen due to a missed loan payment. If you thought things couldn't get worse for LeEco, you were wrong.

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[Deal Alert] Get a 26,800mAh Anker battery with Quick Charge 3.0, 3 USB ports, and fast recharge speeds for just $55.99 ($14 off) with coupon code from Amazon

Prime Day may almost be over, but that doesn't mean the deals are stopping. Case in point: Anker is offering its Quick Charge 3.0-capable PowerCore+ 26800 portable battery for just $55.99 with a coupon code. This thing can hold a whopping 26,800mAh of juice, which means that it can probably last a family of four a full weekend.

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[Update: More tablets] Deal Alert: Amazon hardware is on sale for Prime Day

Prime Day, the yearly site-wide sale event, is finally here. As you might imagine, most of Amazon's hardware lineup is heavily discounted for Prime Day. The Echo, Echo Dot, Fire 7, Kindle Paperwhite, and Kindle HD 8 Kids Edition are all on sale right now.

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[Come at me, bro] Developers circumvent Samsung's recent Bixby button remapping crackdown

Samsung has been on a power trip since the launch of the Galaxy S8/S8+. On both of those phones is a fourth (or third, depending if you consider the volume rocker to be one or two) button that is a shortcut to Bixby, Sammy's new "personal assistant." Not understanding the will of some people, the giant Korean OEM decided to block the ability to remap the function of that button. Clever developers found a workaround, which Samsung recently blocked for some versions of the S8/S8+. And now, those clever devs have figured out another workaround for the crackdown.

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Google Home can now control dubbing settings for TV shows and movies

Google keeps adding features to the Home. While the smart speaker is still lacking in certain abilities, it's definitely cool to see new ones getting lumped in... even if they are as trivial as this one. You can now tell your Home to turn on voice dubbing and to change the language to one of your choice. Yippee.

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[Deal Alert] The Silicon Power Elite 64GB microSD card is $23.13 on Amazon ($14.58 off)

Hot on the heels of the last microSDXC card deal, Amazon has the Silicon Power Elite 64GB microSD card with an adapter for $23.13, which is an all-time low. At its highest price, this card ran $37.71, so your savings today would be $14.58 off that highest number.

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