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OnePlus Buds are $1 at 4 times today – AirPods alternative anyone?

OnePlus Buds are $1 at 4 times today – AirPods alternative anyone?

Today the folks at OnePlus are making what appears to be a very, very limited number of their wireless earbuds available for one dollar. That's $1 instead of $79 for the OnePlus Buds, $1 instead of $50 for the Bullets Wireless Z, and "free shipping" for the OnePlus Buds Z throughout the day. Based on what we've experienced with these earbuds, there's almost certainly no way a $1 cost is higher than the value they present.

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Pokemon GO BEYOND 40 – the biggest update ever

Pokemon GO BEYOND 40 – the biggest update ever

On November 30, Pokemon GO will start into an update series that'll be the biggest since the game began. Starting on November 30, the game will change. Pokemon from the Kalos region are coming to Pokemon GO, there'll be "Seasons" - starting with the "Season of Celebration". There'll be so many feature updates, you'll barely notice that you're able to level up beyond 40!

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A “Christmas surprise from Apple” – is this it?

A “Christmas surprise from Apple” – is this it?

This week Apple started sending a sort of holiday gift to users of Apple TV+ this week. The gift appears to align with the 3-extra-months of Apple TV+ situation going on with users that purchased Apple hardware in the relatively recent past. In October it was revealed that Apple would extend the 12-months-free Apple TV+ access they'd given to hardware customers. Now Apple's delivering $4.99 credit in November, December, and January to people that have a subscription to Apple TV+ (that pay an amount of money for said subscription each month.)

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Apple iPhone 12 mini Review – Small Surprise

Apple iPhone 12 mini Review – Small Surprise

The iPhone 12 mini has no right being the cheapest model in Apple's iPhone 12 family. Sure, on paper you're spending the smallest amount on the smallest display, but - like the most engaging gadgets - the spec comparisons simply don't capture the true charm. It may be mini in your hand, but the iPhone 12 mini maxes out on appeal.

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Ultra-rare Shiny Pokemon GO Mystery Box release this week

Ultra-rare Shiny Pokemon GO Mystery Box release this week

This week there'll be a special celebration in Pokemon GO. This special celebration centers on the crossover between Pokemon GO and Pokemon HOME. To promote the new abilities of Pokemon HOME for Pokemon GO, Niantic's releasing a new Mystery Box for user across the planet.

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Barely Blue Pixel 4a gives Google’s value phone a brighter finish

Barely Blue Pixel 4a gives Google’s value phone a brighter finish

Google has released a new color version of the Pixel 4a, adding a Barely Blue finish for those who want something more striking than the sober black it originally launched in. Priced the same as the regular Just Black Pixel 4a, the new powder blue variant is functionally the same, but it gives the affordable Android smartphone the looks to live up to its value.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 leaks detail your big money options

Samsung Galaxy S21 leaks detail your big money options

The Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphone family will likely launch in the first few months of the year 2021. Almost like Samsung planned the numbering scheme to match the year, the Samsung Galaxy S20 commanded 2020, while the Galaxy S21 family will dominate Samsung's 2021. The 2021 line for Samsung will quite likely include at least three phones: Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. If you're expecting these devices to change your holiday 2020 plans - don't hold your breath!

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HBO Max released to Amazon Fire TV and tablets

HBO Max released to Amazon Fire TV and tablets

This week Warner Media announced they'd be bringing HBO Max to a whole bunch of Amazon devices. Included in the mix are not only Amazon Fire tablets, but Amazon Fire TV streaming devices and Fire TV Edition smart TVs, too. This expansion to Amazon devices should be a massive win for HBO and the HBO Max brand as the world launches into the holiday gift-giving season 2020.

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OnePlus 9 CAD render show off three cameras and a punch-hole display

OnePlus 9 CAD render show off three cameras and a punch-hole display

OnePlus fans wondering what the next smartphone from the manufacturer will look like can get an idea with a new CAD rendering that has turned up online. The official launch of the smartphone is rumored to happen in March 2021. Renderings show a smartphone with a triple camera set up on the back.

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AirPods 3 launch in 2021 could change your gift plans

AirPods 3 launch in 2021 could change your gift plans

As we approach the 2020 holiday shopping season, Apple's AirPods appear to be a likely target for the "has everything" gift-getters of the world. A tip this week from TFI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested that Apple will begin manufacturing AirPods 3 in early 2021. The big question here is: Should you wait to buy a new pair of AirPods now?

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Galaxy S21 leak shows two sizes – where are the rest?

Galaxy S21 leak shows two sizes – where are the rest?

The Samsung Galaxy S21 and Samsung Galaxy S21+ were shown in a leak of components overnight. Details of the features included with the Samsung Galaxy S21 family appeared here, courtesy of the way in which these images appear - as guides for accessory makers and/or display covers. In these images, we see that the Samsung Galaxy S21 family pushes the display punch hole to the limits of the top of the display - nearly reverting back to a notch.

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Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Review – A Milestone Decision

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Review – A Milestone Decision

Pictures don't quite prepare you for the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Apple's newest flagship sits at the top of a four phone family for 2020, and you could be forgiven for assuming that distinguishing between them would be tricky. The truth, though, is that the biggest of the iPhone 12 series - and indeed the biggest iPhone ever - stands out clearly, though in the process it forces you to decide just what your priorities are.

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