9to5google Stories August 11

GOOG: 914.39

7.15

It’s back to school season, and that means you now have a good excuse to buy that new laptop or smartphone to help you through your studies. This list, with options from several different price brackets for each category, is everything we recommend for those looking to update their tech gear…

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9to5google Stories May 9, 2016

GOOG: 712.90

1.78

9to5Toys Lunch Break: LG G4 (unlocked) $275, Retina MacBook Pro 256GB $1,200, Solar Bluetooth Speaker $40, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

LG G4 smartphone w/ 32GB flash GSM 4G LTE (factory unlocked): $275 shipped (Orig. $575)

Apple 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (newest version) 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB $1,200 shipped (Reg. $1,499)

Amazon Gold Box – Eton Rugged solar-powered Bluetooth charging speaker: $40 Prime shipped (Orig. $77)

Smartphone Accessories: Monster DNA On-Ear Headphones $45more

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Samsung Smart HDTVs: 55-inch 4K 3D Curved $1,375 (Reg. $1,800)more

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Sony’s powerful 154W AirPlay and Bluetooth Speaker is on sale for $329 shipped (Reg. $500+)

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

NERF’s upcoming Terrascout RC Drone Blaster is going to be a menace in your home

9to5google Stories April 13, 2016

GOOG: 751.72

8.63

9to5Toys Lunch Break: HTC 10 $599 w/ code, APC Back-UPS Power Supply $20, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Get $100 off the HTC 10 when you pre-order w/ code HTC1008, down to $599 shipped | HTC

Stay online when the power goes out with the APC Back-UPS Power Supply for $20 (Reg. $30)

Huawei Watch Stainless Steel with Leather Strap + extra Mesh Band: $300 shipped ($449 value)

Philips Hue Starter Kits (1st gen) w/ free shipping: Lux $56 (Orig. $80), White & Color $135 (Orig. $170)

Philips Hue discounted bundles: 4-pack A19 white & color bulbs (2nd gen) $199 shipped (Reg. $240), more

Amazon’s new $290 Kindle Oasis is a slim, luxury e-reader with months of battery life

Apple’s latest 256GB Retina MacBook Pro: $1,200 (Reg. $1,499) – $99 less than list price of 128GB model

Apple 12-inch MacBook w/ Retina display 1.2GHz/8GB/512GB: from $1,250 w/ .edu

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Daily Deals: Canon MG5720 Printer Scanner & Copier with AirPrint $60, SanDisk Ultra Plus 64GB microSDXC Memory Card $25, more

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Green Deals: Aukey 12000mAh Solar Dual-USB Power Bank $25 (Reg. $30+), more

Samsung 48-inch Smart 4K UHDTV w/ 3 HDMI + 2 USB ports: $450 (Reg. $800)

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Impossible Project reveals its Polaroid-style analog camera with iOS connectivity

JBL’s new Reflect Aware C noise cancelling headphones are powered by USB Type-C

9to5google Stories April 7, 2016

GOOG: 740.28

-5.41

9to5Toys Lunch Break: 3 months of free Reddit Gold w/ app download, Mpow Streambot Mini $14, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Reddit’s official Android app now launched w/ three months of free Reddit Gold

Add Bluetooth to nearly any speaker w/ the Mpow Streambot Mini for $14 Prime shipped

Google Nexus 5X 16GB now just $230 shipped (Reg. $349)

Green Deals: Philips hue LED Starter Bundle w/ HomeKit Bridge $170 (Reg. $200), more

Beats Solo2 Wired On-Ear Headphones (multiple colors) $90 shipped (Orig. $200), more

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Audio-Technica’s best selling ATH-M50x studio headphones + FiiO A3 amp $130 shipped ($180+ value)

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Smartphone Accessories: Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III $249 shipped (Reg. $300), Aduro 2-Outlet USB Surge Protector $10, more

Buy a refurbished Apple AirPort Express Wi-Fi router w/ 1-yr warranty for $49 shipped (Orig. $99)

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Ryobi’s new Ultra Quiet Garage Door Opener has a Bluetooth speaker and more

9to5google Stories March 18, 2016

GOOG: 737.60

-0.18

Just some quick site news: We’ve moved our commenting system from native Wordpress comments to Disqus *waits for applause* …

Why?

WordPress is easier for us because it is integrated into the WYSIWYG CMS and the inline comments (vs. iframe Disqus) help with search engines (read: Google), so WordPress makes a ton of sense…on the surface.

But we’ve been seeing lower than normal engagement in the comments over the past year and the #1 reason why is that people just don’t use WordPress commenting. The #1 commenting system both in numbers and in my opinion, in features is Disqus. We love the moderation, the voting and a host of other stuff you can build when your product is comments.

We had considered using Google Plus comments but Google’s inclination to change things there without notice made it too big of a risk. Also, if Disqus is a hit here, we’d like to move it to our other sites as well which may not be as friendly to Google products. We’ve also looked at the other big commenting engines but in the end, kept coming back to Disqus. We hope it helps foster conversation here.

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9to5google Stories January 21, 2016

GOOG: 706.59

8.14

YouTube now lets you enable playback looping with just a couple clicks

YouTube now lets you click a convenient button to enable endless looping of videos. It’s not a feature that has been impossible to add without the help of a quick Chrome extension install, but now it’s accessible on YouTube’s site without needing to install any third-party software at all. Just right-click the YouTube viewer and click “Loop”…

Perhaps you just love that new Coldplay single, or you want to watch a funny 10 second clip on repeat. We’ve all had at least one moment that this feature would have come in handy, and now it’s here. Maybe you could head over to our YouTube channel and turn the feature on for a while? Or just watch our videos. Yeah, that would be great. Here’s a quick link.

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