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[Deal Alert] Anker discounts some of its highly rated Bluetooth speakers and headphones by up to 40%

If you've been thinking about picking up a Bluetooth speaker or a set of Bluetooth headphones, Anker is offering an Amazon daily deal that cuts up to 40% off some of their well-reviewed products. Heck, you can never have enough Bluetooth speakers, and why not add another pair of Bluetooth headphones to your collection?

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Samsung's new Tizen OS phone looks like something from 2011

When Samsung first started developing its own operating system, named Tizen, many thought the company would be positioning it as an Android competitor at some point. That hasn't really happened, with only a handful of phones in emerging markets (plus some TVs and watches) actually running it. Samsung today revealed the 'Samsung Z4,' and it's a pretty good representation of the platform as a whole.

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'HTC Edge Sense' appears on the Play Store, shows how the HTC U 11 will work

HTC's first 2017 flagship was the HTC U Ultra, which put simply, was not a good phone. However, the company is planning another high-end device, which is expected to be called the 'HTC U 11.' We already knew that the phone would have pressure-sensitive bezels to detect squeezing, but now we know a little more about how it will work.

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Ecobee adds geofencing to its smart thermostat app that can strip it of its intelligence

The Alexa-enabled Ecobee 4 is coming, but the developers over at Ecobee have been busy working on their app. Ecobee released an update to it, adding a feature that allows you to set a geofence around your home. You can set your thermostat to switch comfort settings based on whether or not you (well, your phone) are entering or leaving that area.

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[Hands-on] The Sims Mobile, an exasperating lesson in patience

The Sims Mobile just recently soft launched in Brazil. Having written a release announcement the other day, I wanted to circle back and explore the gameplay in order to get a better sense of what this title offers. Do we finally get the Sims us mobile gamers have always wanted, or does EA do the expected thing by pushing out another substandard product? If you couldn't tell from the title, yeah, this is one of the worst games I have ever played.

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Google's "Project Treble" will modularize Android to make updates faster

Easily the most annoying aspect of using an Android phone (with the exception of Pixel/Nexus) is slow updates. Android 7.1 (which came out last year) currently sits at 0.5% marketshare, and brand new phones are still being released with 6.0 Marshmallow. Google is aiming to solve this with "Project Treble," which will modularize part of the Android OS to decrease the time OEMs spend updating their devices.

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[Deal Alert] Finish off the week with 20 temporarily free and 4 on-sale apps

Another week has come and gone. For some, it's graduation time, while most of us simply trudge on with our lives. But, today is Friday and that means it's time for the final round of app sales! Remember to go back to check Wednesday's post to see what apps are still free or on-sale.

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The US unlocked LG G6 goes on sale today for $599.99

The LG G6 has been available in the US for several weeks via carriers, but now you can skip that and get an unlocked G6 that works on any carrier. The US version of the unlocked LG G6 is now available for purchase at several retailers. Although, LG's own online store still shows it as pre-order.

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[Update: Rolling out] Facebook introduces Live Audio for voice-only broadcasts

After announcing Live 360, Facebook is continuing its crusade into the live broadcasting arena with an audio-only format cleverly named Live Audio. The premise is extremely basic: users will be able to broadcast their voices to any subscriber who may be tuning in.

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[Update: Official] T-Mobile to offer 'buy one, get one' deal on Galaxy S8 and S8+ starting tomorrow (May 12th)

The Galaxy S8 only just launched, but a post on Reddit outs T-Mobile's plan to offer a solid buy one, get one (BOGO) deal on the GS8 and GS8+ starting tomorrow. As with all carrier deals, there are plenty of little catches. Still, you can get a (mostly) free phone.

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