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Quibi will fully shut down on December 1

Quibi will fully shut down on December 1

When Quibi launched earlier this year, it sounded kind of cool. Episodes specifically designed for mobile viewing that automatically adjusted to however you were currently holding your phone? Sure, let's give it a shot! But unfortunately, Quibi never really took off. Now, the only episode left is a finale for the video streaming platform itself—The Wall Street Journal says Quibi has decided to shut down.

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November security patch already rolling out to Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2

November security patch already rolling out to Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2

While not historically speedy with major software updates, Samsung has been really good about issuing security patches lately. October isn't even over yet, and the company is already rolling out the November security patch, starting with the Galaxy Z Fold2.

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Microsoft's dual-screen Surface Duo is on sale for $1,200 ($200 off)

Microsoft's dual-screen Surface Duo is on sale for $1,200 ($200 off)

Microsoft's first Android phone is the Surface Duo, a dual-screen device released last month. It was an extremely tough sell for anyone but the most die-hard Surface fans, but now it has dropped to a slightly-better price of $1,199.99, a $200 discount from the original MSRP.

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Yahoo Mobile still exists, partners with ZTE to launch $50 Android phone

Yahoo Mobile still exists, partners with ZTE to launch $50 Android phone

Remember when Yahoo became a carrier? Well, it still is a carrier — we have parent company Verizon to thank for that. Yahoo Mobile offers a $40/mo. unlimited plan (with caveats)and, now, it can sell you a phone to go with that Big Red cell service. That phone is the ZTE Blade A3Y.

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Enjoy great audio during your workouts with the Bose SoundSport for just $89 ($40 off)

Enjoy great audio during your workouts with the Bose SoundSport for just $89 ($40 off)

If you're on a budget but are looking for a pair of wireless buds that can withstand your heavy workouts while providing great audio quality, look no more. The Bose SoundSport are currently down to $89 on Amazon, which is $40 less than what they usually sell for.

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Lenovo's Chromebook Duet tablet with 128GB of storage drops to $229 at Best Buy ($70 off)

Lenovo's Chromebook Duet tablet with 128GB of storage drops to $229 at Best Buy ($70 off)

When Lenovo released its first Chrome OS-powered tablet, the Chromebook Duet, earlier this year, it quickly became one of the most popular Chromebooks available. We called it the first Chrome OS tablet that (mostly) makes sense, and now you can snag the model with 128GB storage for just $229 from Best Buy — a savings of $70.

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It looks like Pulse SMS has been bought by Maple Media — get ready for intrusive ads?

It looks like Pulse SMS has been bought by Maple Media — get ready for intrusive ads?

If the name Maple Media doesn't ring a bell, it might be time to put the Californian company on your watchlist. Over the past few years, the startup has purchased many popular Indie Android apps like the podcast player Player FM, the photo collage maker Pic Stitch, and a whole bunch of games.

According to a TechCrunch investigation, the company's goal is to optimize existing IAP revenue streams and add its advertising network to its purchases, all while optimizing the apps thanks to shared code and developer expertise across the lineup. It looks like the latest product to become part of Maple Media's portfolio is Klinker Apps' PulseSMS, a Pushbullet competitor focused on cross-platform text message synchronization.

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Lenovo Smart Clock and Smart Clock Essential deals will rouse you out of bed for about half off

Lenovo Smart Clock and Smart Clock Essential deals will rouse you out of bed for about half off

If you're looking for an inexpensive smart device, you should consider Lenovo's Smart Clock and Smart Clock Essential. Both offer a handful of convenient features, and are currently down to just $25 and $35, respectively, instead of launch prices as high as $50 and $80, making them very affordable.

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Motorola's 5G foldable Razr already on sale again at $995 ($405 off)

Motorola's 5G foldable Razr already on sale again at $995 ($405 off)

"Foldable phones cost way too much," you say? Maybe you just need a stroke of luck! Motorola's 5G version of its nouveau Razr flip phone is on sale at third-party retailers right now, giving you the chance to save hundreds of dollars on a phone that's part nostalgia, part futurism.

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Brighten up your day with two colorful C by GE smart bulbs for $20 ($25 off)

Brighten up your day with two colorful C by GE smart bulbs for $20 ($25 off)

Smart lights are a key part of a connected home. From voice control, to custom scheduling, to turning your bedroom into a disco party, they make mundane tasks more fun. Right now, Best Buy is offering a two-pack of full color smart bulbs for just $19.99, a full $25 off — and you don't even need a hub to take advantage of their smart features.

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