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Chromecast users can no longer use Android’s mobile hotspot for WiFi

While most people pay for in-home Internet and WiFi service, some people rely on their mobile phones to connect to the web. Until recently, those use used their mobile data at home were able to also connect their Chromecasts and stream content to their TVs. Thanks to the most recent Play Services update (11.0.55), it would appear that Google has now blocked all Chromecasts from working on Android’s mobile hotspot.

As other OEMs duke it out to see who can make the slimmest phone with the best camera, Oukitel is focusing on something else with the K10000 Pro: battery life. It’s one of the thickest, heaviest phones we’ve ever seen, but the K10000 Pro is named after its 10,000 mAh (or more simply, 10 amp) battery sealed inside. We’ve only just unboxed it, so real life endurance is yet to be seen — a big battery doesn’t necessarily translate to obscene longevity without proper software optimization.

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: Chromecast Ultra $59, GoPro Hero5 4K Camera $350, Sonos Speaker Sale, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

Affinity Photo and Designer apps drop to $40 ea. on the Mac App Store (20% off)

Chromecast Ultra: $59 (Reg. $69)

GoPro HERO5 Black 4K Action Camera: $350 (Reg. $400)

Sonos launches big sale w/ discounts on PLAY:1, SUB, PLAYBASE, and more

Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone: $200 (Reg. $330) | B&H

Review: Logitech’s K840 is an affordable gateway to mechanical keyboards

Review: VAUX Speaker brings improved sound, portability, and simplicity to the Echo Dot

9to5Rewards: Monoprice Tube Amp Bluetooth Speaker System [Giveaway]

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Ring Video Doorbells get a $50 discount at Amazon, Best Buy, more: Pro model $199

Airbnb, UberEats, Domino’s and more gift cards up to 20% off

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Nintendo unveils the very first special edition Switch console

The Bean 3D Printer is priced low with the consumer in mind

Samsung’s new Connect Home mesh wireless system is available for pre-order Sunday

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

Pad & Quill leather/wood iPhone 7 cases up to 20% off, starting from $40

T-Mobile offers a free iPhone SE with purchase of iPhone 7/Plus on installment plans

Apple’s AirPort Express Base Station adds AirPlay to your speakers for $69

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