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    Nothing says "the weekend" like a nice little discount or two. And on Amazon, you've got a few to pick through with the already fine Moto G4. There's a hidden rebate campaign going on right now where if you add on a regular Moto G4 and check out, you'll get an instant $50 off. That takes the 16GB version down to $149.99 and the 32GB one to $179.99. Really milking the pennies for their worth? Get an Amazon Prime Edition Moto G4 — for all the cons it can bring you — and you'll get $25 off when you order. A 16GB variant is $124.99, the 32GB one $154.99. As with most of these promos on ...

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    You can get the Amazon Prime version of the Moto G4 for $50 less than what you'd normally pay for it. The catch was that you'd be getting a ton of Amazon suggestions for things you might buy and all the Amazon apps you can take. So, you think you can just unlock the bootloader and pull a root canal for a new ROM, huh? Not so fast. Motorola's support page lists that particular version of the Moto G4 as not being unlockable. Yep, that's some protection for Amazon right there. The regular version should be unlockable by Motorola, though the disclaimer specifically goes after the Prime edition ...

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    Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, Newegg and, of course, ZTE’s own US e-store are finally accepting pre-orders for the self-described “first Android smartphone to break away from other flagships with specs that outperform rivals at an unbeatable price.” Said price is $400 after all, not $450, as previously believed, which is indeed pretty amazing for a 5.5-incher that “looks and feels premium at every angle”, supporting Google’s Daydream mobile VR platform off the bat (well, technically, starting in the fall), and packing the best internals currently available. Maybe not a Snapdragon ...

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    At first glance, it feels like we’re dealing with two unrelated pieces of news here today. On one hand, the Auriemma Consulting Group found Samsung Pay to “outscore Apple Pay on a number of metrics” in its latest Mobile Pay Tracker, based on the opinions and usage habits of 2,004 early US digital wallet adopters. On the other, Samsung just kicked off its umpteenth recent promotion, giving sweet $10 Amazon gift cards away to new and old users of the Galaxy-compatible mobile payment service conducting three transactions between July 15 and August 1. But you don’t have to be a rocket ...

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    If you haven’t signed up for an Amazon Prime subscription yet, today’s the day to earn instant exclusive access to Netflix-rivaling video streaming, all the ad-free music you can listen to, unlimited photo storage, Kindle ebooks, and most importantly, an assortment of impressive tech deals no one else is allowed to get in on. That’s right, Prime Day is finally here, and if you thought early $50 discounts on the Moto G4 and G4 Plus were sweet, wait until you hear about the 24-hour-limited Huawei Honor 5X and Nexus 6P markdowns. The Honor 5X, already one of the world’s most appealing ...

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    The entire nation of Japan can probably be characterized as a design hub. They know how to make stuff for humans. But they also know how to make it look interesting and move gracefully, too. When it comes to a kickstand for your Hulu binges (because we miss the days of the HTC EVO phones), a company called MatchNine has put its expertise to practice with a simple looking device called "Ring O". It has an adhesive center pad that can stick on to the back of your phone and detach in an instant with water. and while it could just be a thick stump that makes laying your phone down awkward, ...

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    It’s raining fourth-gen Motorola Moto G deals stateside even before the mid-range 5.5-incher can start shipping to folks who’ve pre-ordered it across retailers like Best Buy, B&H and Amazon. All we have to say to that is “let it rain”, and wonder where do we sign up for the sweetest special offers? As far as the non-Plus, non-fingerprint-recognizing, 2GB RAM-limited, 13MP rear camera configuration goes, it’s either live with sponsored content on your lockscreen and get $50 off the phone’s list price, or pay $200 and up outright, then use a free $50 gift card on subsequent ...

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    Normally, we’d not only be surprised to see a top-tier Android smartphone manufacturer mark down a flagship model mere weeks after its commercial debut. We’d also be psyched to get in on the unusual deal of a lifetime. The thing is, while opinions are split regarding the appeal and quality of the Xperia X and X Performance, everyone seems to agree the two 5-inchers started off at least slightly overpriced. Hence, the best case scenario is the non-Performance X now provides decent bang for your buck following a nationwide $50 reduction. By no means would we call the Snapdragon 650/3GB ...

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    Sprint was the first to be out and about with a monthly version of Amazon Prime before Amazon itself put it out there. The option for it to be billed on top of your other monthly service fees made it convenient in its own way. And if you really doubt that, why not sign up this month and take a free spin at it, huh? The $10.99 monthly charge will be waived for the first 60 days of your use and you can feel free to cancel at anytime. And sure, there's the whole argument to be made about a slightly cheaper lump sum versus a more convenient and digestible financing option, but as consumers who ...

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    What do we know about this rumored first party Google Phone? What bells and whistles might we get on the Note 7? And we're introducing a new series on this site where editors can battle against each other for your amusement! These stories and we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 207 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on June 30th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] ...

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    If you had predicted a few years back that Amazon would achieve (far) more mainstream success with a quirky cylindrical smart speaker than a “groundbreaking” 3D smartphone, you probably risked ending up in a mental institution. But indeed, the e-commerce giant and part-time device manufacturer triumphed in the unlikely, nay, outlandish mission to put voice controls over hundreds of popular services inside a contraption also capable of wirelessly playing music from synched handhelds and tablets. The Alexa-powered Amazon Echo is so in vogue that a recent trivial discount was reason for ...

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    For a few years now, Amazon has been selling Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets at unbeatable prices with so-called “special offers.” These are generally non-intrusive sponsored screensavers and ads pushed to your devices when not in actual use, which you can always choose to ignore, currently shaving $15 off the MSRPs of the Fire HD 8 and HD 10, for instance. Given the win-win nature of the arrangement, it was only a matter of time until the e-tailer decided to expand it to third-party products. Enter today an “exclusive pricing” deal for Prime members interested in the BLU R1 HD ...

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    It's been a few weeks since Windows Phone owners have been able to download the Amazon app. We now know that Amazon's planning on retiring the app. In-app prompts are telling users that the Windows Phone app will be retired on July 25 and that they should instead go to the mobile website. Amazon has yet to release a Windows 10 app, though its Audible subsidiary has for PC and Mobile. Source: Windows Central Via: MSPoweruser

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    After taking the Moto X Pure Edition to the unlocked market last year, Motorola has decided to open up the fourth-generation Moto G to not just the United States' GSM networks, but to its CDMA ones, too. The Moto G⁴ and Moto G⁴ Plus are both up for pre-orders right now at the Motorola site. Both phones can be customized in Moto Maker and financed through Motorola. As a refresher, the Moto G⁴ has a 5.5-inch, full HD screen in front of a Snapdragon 617 with 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel main camera. This one's starting at $199.99 for 16GB of storage. $249.99 for the Moto G⁴ Plus ...

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    Sure, there's nothing wrong with reading on a tablet, unless you're like some of us that prefer the feel of a real book. For that in particular, I'm always inclined to recommend a Kindle, mainly because it nails a ton of the peace of mind you look for in a book, like a glare-free experience, enough power to read for weeks, etc. If you want to give a Kindle a try, Amazon just made some changes. The company has just announced a revamp to its entry level Kindle. It doesn't really change much when it comes to design, with the exception of offering a white model along with the typical black ...

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    Apple and around five other publishers have spent the last few years in court under accusations of trying to fix the price of e-books. It's a cut through market out there, and it seems that Cupertino in particular wanted to ensure that its profit margins were strong enough, by getting competitors to not break the bank at a lower price. If you've bought e-books over the last few years, there might be some cash for you. Users who purchased E-books between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012 are entitled to $6.93 in the case of New York Times best sellers, and $1.57 in the case of ebooks that ...

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    Want a different take on the Microsoft Surface 3? Huawei introduced one earlier this year with its MateBook. Since February, the products made its trek around the world. It's only now crawled back around to the US for a launch here. Hardware-wise, Huawei's crafted an 6.9mm thick aluminium chassis to hold in a 12-inch IPS LCD at 2160 x 1440 display with viewable angles through 160 degrees of rotation. Windows Hello takes advantange of dual array of microphpones and a side-mounted fingerprint reader. A 33.7Wh battery should get you through a nine-hour day. Intel's 6th generation Core M ...

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    Just now getting into the idea of having a voice-powered assistant ask you things? Maybe you've been looking into the Amazon Echo, but found it wanting in portability. Well, you can't just order a tiny little Echo Dot right from Amazon — cruel irony will probably let you do so from eBay at a premium. How about an Amazon Tap? It plays back a ton of music with its Dolby-enriched omnidirectional stereo speakers, it has Alexa to let you talk to your home or to the internet, and it has a battery to last it up to 9 hours off the outlet. What, $129.99 too much? It's $20 off today at $109.99. ...

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    As if pro leaksters, regulatory agencies and even company officials didn’t already spoil the surprise well in advance of the OnePlus 3 VR announcement and invite-free commercial launch, the Indian branch of e-tailer Amazon slipped up and listed the phone as exclusively up for grabs earlier today. Needless to point out the blunder was rapidly mended, though the harm is done, and the cat out of the bag with a few hours still to go until the “flagship killer” officially breaks cover. Apparently priced at the equivalent of $415 (INR 28,000) in a top-notch 6GB RAM/64GB ROM configuration, ...

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    One of the world’s costliest, glitziest Android Wear timepieces has been treated to so many discounts lately that we almost forgot both a revised Apple Watch and increasingly independent new wave of Google-endorsed wearables are likely right around the corner. Of course, that’s precisely why the first-generation Huawei Watch is starting to feel quite reasonably priced all of a sudden, at $250 and up instead of $350 across various US retailers. But only one can shave as much as $220 off the MSRP of a premium model, namely Amazon, which currently sells the Huawei Watch in a gold plated ...

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    Amazon Prime is not just about free two-day shipping, as the company has been vain to point out every so often in reminder emails. But as music streaming services continue to grow at rapid pace, Amazon Prime Music feels like an inadequate spotlight for its members-only catalog. That light may grow hot soon. Sources to Reuters have said that Amazon will offer a standalone streaming music service around the late summer/early fall timeframe. Licensing negotiations are ongoing and a more comprehensive offering is expected. Individual monthly plan rates are said to be comparable to Spotify ...

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    As we approach Father's Day, deals are quite the thing, and given the uniqueness of the Nextbit Robin, this might just as well be one to highly consider. Putting the cloud first, the Nextbit Robin adapts to your usage patterns, archiving apps it reckons you don’t need, but keeping them at hand in case you change your mind. If you've been giving it some thought, this might be the time to buy. The Nextbit Robin has just gained another major discount on Amazon, going down to just $300, unlocked. With a Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB RAM, 1080p screen, 2,680 mAh battery, and 13 and 5MP ...

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    Sure, Pebble may be taking a few more bites out of wearables market this year, but the center of the world doesn't have to be on Kickstarter. Take Motorola. It's not going to get any help from Google selling its Moto 360 Sport, so it will have to help itself. But apparently, only with the help of an unlisted promo code. Enter "JUNE360SPORT" after you pick up a Moto 360 Sport and you'll save a Benjamin, paying just $199. The code's active until June 13. Curiously, the first Moto 360 is on clearance for $199.99. B&H Photo is also charging $199.99 for the Moto 360 Sport while Amazon is, ...

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    You strap your Pebble Core on before you're out the door. You grin. It feels like an awesome day as you're trying to beat your best mile. You want to know what your pace is as you pass by the Dairy Queen at Great Meadows. And so, you ask the Pebble Core what your pace is. Hopefully, Alexa would be able to figure things out from that point. Pebble announced that Amazon's voice assistant service, Alexa, will be on the Pebble Core. It will dig up information about your goings and doings, switch up your Spotify playlist and query the web about a whole bunch of things. The 3G connectivity of ...

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    When it comes to tablets, Amazon keeps it fairly frugal by giving out some barebone hardware, yet promising a smooth experience. That's recipe for a $50 tablet that became a runaway hit. But its bigger tablets haven't been getting as much love. Competitors have been more price-aggressive in the eight-to-ten inch range. Amazon's token response is to give its Fire HD 10 a new coat. Specifically, a silver aluminium coat. Nothing has changed between the 1280 x 800 display, MediaTek processor or the price — still $229.99 for a 16GB starter. It's a subtle change. Perhaps it may be too subtle? ...

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