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Jaybird RUN v1.1 firmware significantly improves connectivity, and you can install it via desktop updater

While some Bluetooth earphones like Bose's SoundSport Free can be updated easily over-the-air, others require a desktop updater. Jaybird's RUN and Freedom are among the second group, and although updating is a little annoying, it can be done. And if you happen to own a pair of the RUN wireless buds, you'll be happy to learn that version 1.1 of the firmware makes signal reception much better.

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2MB Amazon Kindle Lite beta lets you read your eBooks over slow networks, but it's likely India-only

Have you ever tried to read an eBook while on the move, only to be let down because your connection was just too slow? Amazon has just the app for you: Kindle Lite. This 2MB app is in beta, and it's designed to be loaded over slow 2G networks in India.

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[Deal Alert] Jabra Move Wireless Bluetooth headphones are $49.99 ($50 off) at many retailers

It's a little difficult to find quality Bluetooth headphones in the sub-$100 range, but Jabra's Move Wireless headphones have always been a good bet. For Black Friday, their price has been slashed to just half of theirMSRP at just $49.99. You'd be hard-pressed to find a better pair of wireless headphones for that price.

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System-level dictation is coming to Chrome OS as an accessibility feature

Lately, our dear leader Artem has been preaching the usefulness of Google Docs' dictation feature, which allows you to transform your speech into words. However, to use it, he's had to constantly have a Google Doc open. But according to a code change request, Chrome OS will soon have this functionality built into the system as an accessibility feature. (Too bad Artem doesn't often use a Chromebook.)

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Google makes Pixel battery life estimates more accurate with personalized on-device model

If you own a Pixel and you've noticed that your battery life estimates have gotten more accurate in the past few days, that's not a coincidence. A Google product manager made an announcement yesterday regarding the new, smarter way that your Pixel will calculate your remaining battery life.

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[Deal Alert] Moto E4 Plus is just $102.50 ($77 off) on Amazon, making it even cheaper than Prime Exclusive model

Just a couple of days ago, we posted about the excellent Moto E4 Plus being discounted to $119.99 for the Prime Exclusive model. Fast forward to now, and the standard version has been discounted to just $102.50. That's right: the standard model is now significantly cheaper than even the Prime Exclusive version.

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[Deal Alert] Xperia XA Ultra is $179.99 ($70 off) at Amazon and B&H

Black Friday hasn't even arrived yet, but the deals have already been raining down on us for the past few days. If you've been looking for a mid-range smartphone with a big screen, you may want to consider the Xperia XA Ultra. At $179.99, this is the lowest price we've ever seen for the XA Ultra.

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Third Oreo beta update now rolling out to Galaxy S8 and S8+

Samsung announced an Oreo beta for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ a few weeks ago and has been updating it pretty regularly since. A second beta was released a little over a week ago, and now a third one is out. There's only one truly new feature, but a lot of fixes are present.

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[Deal Alert] 32GB to 256GB SanDisk microSD cards and USB drives hit all-time low prices on Amazon today

Smartphones are getting more and more internal storage as standard these days, but if you're a media junkie, that's still not enough. SanDisk is offering up fantastic deals on microSD cards today, with most models hitting all-time low prices today, as well as some great discounts on other products.

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[Update: Free $50 gift certificate or $369] Deal alert: The white DJI Spark mini drone is on sale for $399.99 ($100 off)

If you're in the market for a new drone, then this deal is for you. The DJI Spark is on sale for $399.99 on Amazon, B&H, and Best Buy. That means you get a respectable savings of $100 off the original price.

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