July 24

GOOG: 980.34

7.42

Since the announcement of Bixby at Samsung’s Galaxy S8 event in February, critics and consumers alike have had mixed feelings about the company’s new AI. There are some things that Bixby is good at, and then there are other areas where the assistant falls completely flat.

Bixby is made up of many different layers, but one of its most important is its voice component. Samsung just recently rolled out Bixby Voice features on the Galaxy S8/S8+ in the US following a delay, and according to a new report from ET News, Samsung is now supposedly working on Bixby-powered Bluetooth earbuds that won’t be all that different from Apple’s AirPods.

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December 29, 2016

GOOG: 782.79

-2.26

There have been a lot of rumors and reports flying around the release of Samsung’s next flagship, the Galaxy S8. We’ve heard it’ll ditch hardware navigation keys, pack a massive display on one variant, and sadly, drop the headphone jack. Along with that omission, Samsung is reportedly looking to push wireless audio further with the release of a new pair of truly wireless earbuds.

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

Today

GOOG: 921.81

6.81

September 18

GOOG: 915.00

-5.29

September 15

GOOG: 920.29

-4.82

September 14

GOOG: 925.00

-10.09

September 12

GOOG: 932.07

2.99

Apple wrapped up its annual fall event earlier today and introduced new hardware products, software features, and promotions for some of its services. While some things like wireless charging in the smartphones and 4K streaming boxes aren’t new when compared to the world of Android and Google, Apple did introduce new items that might make outsiders jealous.

What things introduced by Apple today do you wish would either come to Android or Google?

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September 11

GOOG: 929.08

2.58

Over the last month or so, we’ve seen an increase in the number of references to Bisto within Google’s applications. These references have shown us the potential internal code names for the different models being developed as well as photos of possible form factors and features.

What sorts of features do you hope Google brings to the ‘Bisto’ smart headphones?

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September 9

GOOG: 926.50

-9.45

In this week’s top stories: We offer some tidbits about the upcoming Pixel 2, Google highlights new features coming to Assistant, Ben talks about his “long weekend” with the LG V30, and much more. Read on for all of this week’s news. expand full story

August 30

GOOG: 929.57

8.28

Samsung’s new Gear IconX wireless earbuds have improved battery life and a half-baked virtual assistant

Earlier today, Samsung took the wraps off of its new Gear Fit 2 Pro and Gear Sport wearables. In addition to these two announcements, Samsung also unveiled an updated version of its Gear IconX wireless earbuds. The big feature this time around? Access to a voice assistant that likely won’t do what you want it to.

August 22

GOOG: 924.69

18.03

The voice component for Samsung’s Bixby virtual assistant initially launched only in Korea, and then in July, it was made available to US consumers. Samsung is now reporting that Bixby Voice is available in more than 200 different countries, but even while that may be true, Bixby  Voice still has a long ways to go before it catches up with the Google Assistant.

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April 24

GOOG: 862.76

19.57

9to5Toys Last Call: Nextbit Robin $140, Sony 55-inch 4K UHDTV $769, UE ROLL 2 $55, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

DJI Mavic Pro Drone now $949 at B&H (Tax NY/NJ only)

Nextbit Robin cloud-powered 32GB Android Smartphone: $140 (Orig. $400)

Sony 55-inch 4K Smart UHDTV w/ 4 HDMI inputs: $769 (Reg. $1,000)

UE ROLL 2 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker $55 in multiple colors

Best Buy 4-day Sale includes $100 off iPad Pro, $350 discount on MacBooks, more

App Store Free App of the Week: Cut the Rope Magic on iOS free (Reg. $1)

Review: Pad & Quill’s Leather Roll Top Backpack has impeccable craftsmanship and style

Hands-on with Anker’s robust 120,000mAh PowerHouse portable generator [Video]

9to5Rewards: Audioengine’s gorgeous B2 Bluetooth Speaker [Giveaway]

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Griffin iTrip Clip Adapter adds Bluetooth to any headphones for $13.50

 

Anker has you covered at home and on the road w/ charger deals from $19

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

SirCharge is “the world’s smallest” Keyring USB charger for your iPhone

Symphonica all-wood natural acoustic speaker for iOS/Android devices

Foxshot could be the lightest portable action camera for iOS

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

Lutron Caséta Smart Lighting Bundle w/ HomeKit support: $120 (Reg. $160)

Sony 2.1 Channel Sound Base with Bluetooth and HDMI $118

April 18

GOOG: 836.82

-0.35

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Moto G Plus 16GB (unlocked) $160, ZTE Axon 7 64GB $330, SanDisk 128GB Flash Drive $24, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Moto G Plus 16GB Unlocked $160, SanDisk 128GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive $24, more

ZTE Axon 7 64GB LTE Android Smartphone (unlocked) on sale for $330

Beats Powerbeats3 W1-enabled Wireless In-ear Headphones down to $130 shipped

BeatsX Wireless In-Ear Headphones go to $120 at Amazon and Best Buy

Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones $160

Apple AirPort Express Base Station $67 (Reg. $99)

Review: Perfect Apple Watch case for Nike+ bands, 50% off deal

Hands on with the best AirPods accessories

9to5Rewards: A brand new LG G6 [Giveaway]

9to5Rewards: SkylinkNet Plus Alarm System Starter kit [Giveaway]

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Score a pair of UE BOOM 2 Bluetooth Speakers for $175 ($300 value)

 

Anker iPhone 7/Plus cases & screen protectors from $2 Prime shipped

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Play your favorite retro games with a Raspberry Pi-powered console

DECCO is an iOS-connected monitor that sends alerts when your child opens a door

Geneva’s Touring S DAB and Bluetooth Radio offers a precision aluminum design

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

Seagate 8TB External Hard Drive w/ USB 3.0 Hub on sale for $180

GoPro refurbished HERO4 Black 4K Action Cam for just $203

Elago’s adorable W3 Apple Watch Stand is back under $10

Nest 3rd Gen. Learning Thermostat in two colors $219 shipped

March 9

GOOG: 838.68

3.31

9to5Toys Lunch Break: SanDisk 256GB Flash Drive $48, UE MEGABOOM Bluetooth Speaker (Refurb) $160, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Today only, grab the SanDisk Ultra 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $48 shipped (Reg. $65)

Daily Deals: UE MEGABOOM Bluetooth Speaker (Refurb) $160, more

The Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones w/ Apple’s W1 Chip are on sale for $150 shipped (Reg. $225)

Best Buy offers nearly $200 off Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Air, plus additional savings on certified open-box models

iTunes Movie Deals: Train to Busan $1 Rental, Harry Potter Complete Collection $60, $10 movie sale, more

9to5Rewards: The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild + Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Bundle [Giveaway]

Review: Audioengine shines once again with its powerful HD3 Wireless Speakers

The Best Console Game Releases for March: Zelda Breath of the Wild, Ghost Recon Wildlands, Mass Effect, The Show 17 and more

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

 

Samsung’s Wireless All-in-One Laser Printer drops to $74 shipped at Amazon (Reg. $150)

Rachio Smart Sprinkler 8-zone Controller with Alexa control (2nd Gen.) for $166 shipped (Reg. $200)

Add Apple HomeKit to your outlets: Koogeek Smart Plug for $24 Prime shipped (Reg. $35)

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

Honeywell Wi-Fi Thermostat w/ Color Display and Smartphone Control: $144 shipped (Reg. $180)

Elago’s Aluminum Stand for iPhone/Smartphones is a perfect complement to your Mac: $15 Prime shipped (Reg. $20+)

Smartphone Accessories: Aukey 64GB USB 3.0 MFi Lightning Flash Drive $35 Prime shipped (Reg. $46), more

March 7

GOOG: 831.91

4.13

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Moto 360 2nd gen. $150, 64GB Flash Drive $35, Elago Aluminum phone Stand $15, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Motorola’s Moto 360 2nd Gen. Smartwatch works with your Android or iOS device: $150 shipped (Orig. $300)

Smartphone Accessories: Aukey 64GB USB 3.0 MFi Lightning Flash Drive $35 Prime shipped (Reg. $46), more

Elago’s Aluminum Stand for iPhone/Smartphones is a perfect complement to your Mac: $15 Prime shipped (Reg. $20+)

iTunes Movie Deals: Train to Busan $1 Rental, Harry Potter Complete Collection $60, $10 movie sale, more

9to5Rewards: The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild + Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Bundle [Giveaway]

Review: Audioengine shines once again with its powerful HD3 Wireless Speakers

The Best Console Game Releases for March: Zelda Breath of the Wild, Ghost Recon Wildlands, Mass Effect, The Show 17 and more

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Dive into the world of STEM: littleBits Electronics Gizmos and Gadgets Kit for $121 shipped (Reg. $200)

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

The best-selling Withings Body Composition Wi-Fi Scale is on sale for $75 shipped (Reg. $100)

TP-Link’s latest Wi-Fi Smart Plug offers Alexa control for $30 Prime shipped (Reg. $40)

Save up to 25% on Amazon’s popular Kindle e-Readers, prices start at $60 shipped

Make the switch to 802.11ac Wi-Fi: TP-Link Wireless Gigabit Router $100 shipped (Reg. $130)

March 6

GOOG: 827.78

-1.30

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Anker Power Sale from $13, Withings Body Composition Scale $75, Kindle E-Reader $60, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Up your charging game with Anker Power: 6-ft Lightning PowerLine: $13, 5 port USB QC3: $27, 20,000mAh Battery: $35

The best-selling Withings Body Composition Wi-Fi Scale is on sale for $75 shipped (Reg. $100)

 

Save up to 25% on Amazon’s popular Kindle e-Readers, prices start at $60 shipped

eBay is taking 10% off tech orders of $200+: score an unlocked iPhone 7 128GB for $639, Plus 32GB $675, more

9to5Rewards: The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild + Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Bundle [Giveaway]

App Store Free App of the Week: the creative Vantage Calendar w/ iCloud sync goes free (Reg. $4)

Review: Audioengine shines once again with its powerful HD3 Wireless Speakers

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

TP-Link’s latest Wi-Fi Smart Plug offers Alexa control for $30 Prime shipped (Reg. $40)

  • Dell’s 34-inch Curved Display features HDMI input, four USB 3.0 ports and more: $600
  • Experience a room full of sound: Bose SoundTouch 130 Home Theater System for $945
  • Games/Apps: Mirror’s Edge Catalyst $8, Battlefield 1 $30, FIFA 17 $20, iOS freebies, more
  • Adobe Photoshop & Premiere Elements 15 for Mac/PC (digital or disc): $90 (Reg. $120)
  • Samsung’s 60-inch 4K Smart Ultra HDTV w/ 3 HDMI inputs (refurb) is going for $460
  • Smartphone Accessories: Aukey QC 3.0 10-Port USB Charging station $32, more
  • Sony SRSXB3 Portable Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth in two colors for $100 shipped
  • The Petcube Play 1080p cam w/ built-in laser toy and talk-back: $149 (Reg. $200)
  • Gift Cards up to 20% off: Jiffy Lube, Toys R Us, Hotels, Domino’s and more
  • Daily Deals: Sony 4K Wi-Fi Action Cam bundled with extras $200more
  • Lowepro Camera Bag & Joby GorillaPod Tripod for $40
  • Outfit your desk with a new Anker LED Lamp from $46 shipped (up to 23% off)
  • Anker’s PowerHouse 120,000mAh Generator keeps you prepared at home or on-the-road: $400
  • Finalize your Spring Wardrobe with J.Crew’s Extra 40% off Sale Styles

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

Make the switch to 802.11ac Wi-Fi: TP-Link Wireless Gigabit Router $100 shipped (Reg. $130)

Sony Ultra-Slim Bluetooth Sound Bar (refurb) for $109

March 3

GOOG: 829.08

-1.55

9to5Toys Lunch Break: TP-Link 802.11ac Wireless Router $100, Logitech Bluetooth Mouse $12, Mpow Bluetooth Earbuds $18, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Make the switch to 802.11ac Wi-Fi: TP-Link Wireless Gigabit Router $100 shipped (Reg. $130)

Daily Deals: Logitech M557 Bluetooth Mouse $13, Dell 24-inch 1080p IPS Monitor w/ LED Backlight $100, more

Smartphone Accessories: Mpow Bluetooth Sport Sweat-proof Earbuds $18, more

Best Buy’s Tax Time Sale takes $200 off MacBook Air, plus deals on iPad Air 2, iMac, TVs and much more

9to5Rewards: Grovemade’s handmade wooden iPhone 7 Plus cases [Giveaway]

App Store Free App of the Week: the creative Vantage Calendar w/ iCloud sync goes free (Reg. $4)

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

LG 75-inch 4K 3D HDR Smart Ultra HDTV w/ webOS 3.0 for $2,475 shipped (Reg. $3,300)

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

Smartphone Accessories: Mpow 3.3-Feet MFi Lightning to USB Cable (2-pack) $10 Prime shipped (Reg. $16), more

Give your iPhone 7/6/s/Plus, iPad Pro or Apple Watch a new case for $4 Prime shipped

Ringke iPhone 7/Plus cases for $4 each (Reg. up to $14)

Anker’s best-selling 2-port Wall Charger is the one Apple should’ve made, on sale for $7.50 Prime shipped

March 1

GOOG: 835.72

12.51

9to5Toys Lunch Break: SanDisk 128GB Flash Drive $25, Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet $130, Anker 2-Port USB Wall Charger $7, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Grab a SanDisk Ultra 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $25 Prime shipped (Reg. $35)

Huge savings on Amazon’s largest tablet: Fire HD 10 Wi-Fi 16GB for $130 shipped (Reg. $230)

Anker’s best-selling 2-port Wall Charger is the one Apple should’ve made, on sale for $7.50 Prime shipped

Upgrade to Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar for $1,550 shipped (Reg. $1,799)

Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Pro w/o Touch Bar is on sale for $1,300 shipped (Reg. $1,499)

Save over $200 on Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Air 128GB: $797 shipped (Reg. $999)

Here’s your chance to score a rare discount on Powerbeats3 Wireless Headphones in all colors: $150 shipped (Reg. $200)

9to5Rewards: Grovemade’s handmade wooden iPhone 7 Plus cases [Giveaway]

Pre-order discounts & release dates for Nintendo Switch titles: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, Mario, Binding of Isaac + many more

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Smartphone Accessories: Kmashi 15,000mAh Dual-USB Portable Power Bank $13 Prime shipped (Reg. $17), more

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

SanDisk iXpand 32GB Lightning Flash Drive for iPhone or iPad: $35 Prime shipped (Reg. $45)

AT&T’s latest promotion nets customers BOGO free smartphones, including iPhone 7

B&H is throwing in a free Chromecast with purchase of Google Home: $130 shipped ($164 value)

February 28

GOOG: 823.21

-6.07

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Free Chromecast w/ Google Home purchase, TP-Link 802.11ac Wi-Fi Router $120, DJI Phantom 4 PRO $1,200, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

B&H is throwing in a free Chromecast with purchase of Google Home: $130 shipped ($164 value)

 

Daily Deals: TP-Link 802.11ac Wi-Fi Gigabit Router $120, SwissGear Pulsar Deluxe Laptop Backpack $50, more

Amazon is taking 20% off gaming and networking accessories: SteelSeries Optical Mouse $40, much more

The impressive DJI Phantom 4 PRO gets its first notable discount at $1,199 shipped (Reg. $1,499)

Upgrade to Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar for $1,550 shipped (Reg. $1,799)

Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Pro w/o Touch Bar is on sale for $1,300 shipped (Reg. $1,499)

Save over $200 on Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Air 128GB: $797 shipped (Reg. $999)

Here’s your chance to score a rare discount on Powerbeats3 Wireless Headphones in all colors: $150 shipped (Reg. $200)

9to5Rewards: Grovemade’s handmade wooden iPhone 7 Plus cases [Giveaway]

Pre-order discounts & release dates for Nintendo Switch titles: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, Mario, Binding of Isaac + many more

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

 

Smartphone Accessories: Mpow Phone Holder w/ lock and release for cars $11 Prime shipped (Reg. $14), more

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

 

SanDisk iXpand 32GB Lightning Flash Drive for iPhone or iPad: $35 Prime shipped (Reg. $45)

AT&T’s latest promotion nets customers BOGO free smartphones, including iPhone 7

Deals on 4K Smart UHDTVs: Samsung 65-inch Curved $949 (Reg. $1,200), more

February 21

GOOG: 831.66

3.59

Stock for the Google Pixel, which launched almost 5 months ago, is still hit or miss. As of the time of this writing, the 5-inch Pixel is completely out of stock on the Google Store and the 5.5-inch Pixel XL is almost completely out of stock as well. There was one random day this month that stock suddenly reappeared in full, but the story since October has been mostly just that: random.

While any company as big and with as many resources as Google should definitely have been able to figure out stock for the phone by this point — 4 and a half months after launch — I think the complaints of many would be somewhat mitigated if the Google would just let customers backorder the phone and quote some future shipping date…

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