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Get a second-gen Amazon Echo Plus for just $80, an all-time low

Amazon is also throwing in a free Philips Hue bulb The Echo Plus is Amazon's high-end smart speaker, with improved sound and a built-in Zigbee hub over the base model. It's usually priced in the $100-150 range, but now you can get it for the lowest recorded price yet — $79.99. Amazon's Echo Plus does all the things you'd expect an Alexa smart speaker...

The best cheap Chromebooks that are actually in stock right now

Need a laptop for remote work, and soon? We've got some recommendations for you The ongoing lockdowns around the world have caused an uptick in demand for computers, especially laptops. Chromebooks are incredibly popular for their ease-of-use and competitive pricing, so if you can accomplish everything using just a web browser (and you don't already...

Android 11 tweaks the screenshot Markup interface and adds a delete button

A small thing that could make a big difference in usability Google introduced a native screenshot editing interface back in Android 9. Dubbed Markup, it provided a quick and easy way to edit screenshots prior to sharing or saving. And while it worked just fine, there was one tiny oversight: you couldn't delete a screenshot from the Markup editor...

Google Analytics for Android gets new Material theme, gesture account switcher, and more (APK Download)

No dark theme yet, though Most of Google's mobile applications have switched over to the company's updated Material Theme, but there are still a few holdouts. One of them was the Google Analytics app, which hasn't had a significant design update since 2016, but that has finally changed with version 4.0. Google Analytics 4.0 is now rolling out on...

Galaxy A11 and A21 now on sale at a growing number of US carriers

Phones for under $250 It was bound to be another summer of Samsung budget smartphones and, by golly, we've got more to add to the list. The Galaxy A51 and A71 still await their 5G-enabled counterparts, but we do have widespread availability now of the Galaxy A11 and A21. Both phones started getting around to carriers at the end of last month,...

Google's 2020 smartphone strategy is a mess, and I'm trying to untangle it

No Pixel 4a XL, no Pixel 5 XL, and now Pixel 4a 5G? ugh Based on what we know from a 9to5Google report this morning, the Google Pixel smartphone lineup is about to get very strange. In summary, we now expect three phones: a Pixel 4a, a Pixel 4a 5G, and a Pixel 5. Out of the picture are a defunct Pixel 4a XL and a never-actually-appeared-anywhere...

Android 11 Beta incorporates refined smart home controls into power menu

Beta 2 changes emergency, power, lockdown button layout Latest update Beta 2 changes We've known that Android 11 plans to integrate smart home controls into the long-press power menu, building on the wallet functionality it already added, and we've even seen mockups for what it will...

Leak suggests Google's 2020 Pixel lineup is about to get weird

Google might release a 'Pixel 4a 5G' Google's smartphone plans for this year are still vague, even though the Pixel 3a has already been discontinued. We already know quite a bit about the Pixel 4a, but more details have emerged about Google's 2020 Pixels, thanks to an app teardown conducted by 9to5Google. Two device codenames have popped up frequently...

It's time to get the TicWatch Pro for $140 ($60 off) from Amazon

The TicWatch E and S are on sale as well Mobvoi is one of the few companies still taking the future of Wear OS seriously and releasing new hardware. But today Mobvoi has a deal reaching into the past. The company's 2018 flagship smartwatch, the TicWatch Pro, is available on Amazon for just $139.99, a savings of $60 off recent prices. When we reviewed...

Google starts highlighting 'Captured on Pixel' photos across Ambient Mode screens

Peep some nice landscape shots from Pixel phones on your Chromecast, Android TV, or smart display Ambient Mode lets you choose what your Google screens — Android TVs, Chromecasts, and smart displays — show when they're idle; it's basically a slideshow screensaver. Google's started taking the opportunity to do a little subtle advertising for its Pixel...

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