October 11

Google wants to make cloud gaming Chromebooks happen with big OS and partner push

Chromebooks are no longer just a category within the broader laptop form factor. ChromeOS-powered devices span from affordable to midrange and premium, as well as traditional notebooks, convertibles, and tablets. Google now wants to make cloud gaming Chromebooks happen in a rather bold (and literal) play.

October 5

Opinion: I was ready to throw my Nest ecosystem in the trash – Google just earned a second chance

I’ve been all-in on Google’s smart home ecosystem for the past several years, but with the soft reboot in 2021, things started falling apart, and frankly, I was getting tired of it. Over the past couple of months, I’ve been prepared to throw out my entire Nest ecosystem and move on to something else. But […]

July 13

Best Google Prime Day 2022 deals: Galaxy S22 series all-time lows, Pixel 6/Pro from $499, more

Amazon Prime Day week has arrived and the team at 9to5Toys will be working around the clock in order to bring you all of the best discounts over the next several days. Alongside Amazon just getting in on the savings, various other retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, and Target are also launching their own savings events to compete. Below you’ll find all of the best Prime Day 2022 deals across a range of categories like tech, home goods, fashion, and of course, the latest from Google.

June 14

Deals: Motorola Edge+ $100 off, Arlo Essential Indoor Smart Camera $80, more

All of today’s best deals are headlined by a $100 discount on the Motorola Edge+. That’s alongside Arlo’s Essential indoor smart camera at $80 and an ongoing Fitbit Charge 5 price cut at $123. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

May 31

Galaxy Z Flip 3 Review: An iPhone user’s perspective on the foldable Android phone

I’m a very long-time iPhone user. In fact, I’ve never had an Android phone as my personal phone before. Although I had been curious about Android phones in the past, I was okay with Apple’s ecosystem. More recently, foldable smartphones have become a thing, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want one. Now I have finally had the opportunity to try out the Galaxy Z Flip 3 for the past month. Read on for this iPhone user’s thoughts on the experience.

May 13

Stadia Changelog: Risk of Rain 2 update and a no-show at I/O

As focus has seemed to lessen on Stadia over the past couple of years, Stadia was an unsurprising no-show at this year’s Google I/O conference, and it also came as no new games were released this week.

March 31

Android app deals of the day: Reventure, Fairy Knights, Chicken Police, Binary Fun, more

It’s time for all today’s best Android game and app deals. Our collection now sits alongside $600 price drops on Moto razr 5G, this offer on Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab S8, and a giant collection of World Backup Day HDDs, memory cards, and solid-state drives. As for the apps, highlights include titles like Reventure, Fairy Knights, Chicken Police, Mortal Crusade, Binary Fun, and much more. Head below for a complete look at today’s best Android app deals. 

March 1

Google Stadia works with the Steam Deck, but waiting on an update to use game pad [U]

Valve has officially released its PC gaming-focused portable handheld this week, and the flexible machine has garnered a fair bit of praise for its performance on local games. However, if you were hoping to play cloud games from Google Stadia and similar services on the Steam Deck, it seems you’re in for a rude surprise.

February 10

Android 13 Developer Preview 1 hands-on: top new features [Video]

It seems that Android 12L is set to roll out in the shadow of Android 13, as Developer Preview 1 is already here with a brand new set of features to explore.

March 8, 2017

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Sonos PLAY:3 $256, Logitech Illuminated Wireless Keyboard $50, Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat $144, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Amazon offers a rare discount on the Sonos PLAY:3 Wireless Speaker: $256 shipped (Reg. $299)

Daily Deals: Logitech K830 Illuminated Keyboard $50, Dynex 6-Outlet 3-USB-Port Power Hub $7, more

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

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:

Smartphone Accessories: Aukey SoundTank Bluetooth 4.1 Speaker $35 shipped (Reg. $45), more

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

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

Wireless Logitech deals: M720 Triathlon Mouse $30 or K750 Solar Keyboard $40

March 7, 2017

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)

February 23, 2017

Jigsaw and Google using machine learning to identify toxic online comments

Formerly Google Ideas, Jigsaw is an Alphabet company aimed at using technology to “make people in the world safer.” Their latest project uses machine learning to identify toxic online comments and is intended to help foster harassment-free discussions.

November 10, 2016

9to5Toys Lunch Break: VIZIO 70″ 4K UHDTV $1,000, Powerbeats2 headphones $90, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Best Buy’s Black Friday Early Access Sale: 13″ MacBook 256GB $1,000, Bose SoundSport Earbuds $40, VIZIO 70″ 4K UHDTV $1,000, more

Beats Wireless Headphone Deals: Powerbeats2 Active Collection Earbuds $90 (Reg. $130) or Solo2 On-Ear $120 (Reg. $180)

Black Friday 2016:

Best Buy Black Friday 2016: Apple Watch Series 1 $219, iPad Air 2 $275, iTunes GC, 49-inch 4K UHDTV w/ Chromecast $200, more

Walmart’s Black Friday 2016 Ad: iPhone 7 + $250 GC, iPad Mini 2 32GB $199, 55-inch 4K UHDTV $298, much more

Target Black Friday 2016: iPad Pro $150 off, iPhone 7 + $250 GC, Xbox One + $40 GC, iTunes, Beats headphones, much more

Amazon launches its Black Friday Store with new deals every five minutes + gift guides to make shopping easier

Staples just posted its Black Friday 2016 Ad: Amazon Echo Dot $40, Chromecast $25, much more

Sears Black Friday 2016 Ad: Amazon Echo $140, Samsung 65-inch Curved 4K UHDTV $1,600, Kindle Paperwhite $100, more

Costco’s leaked Black Friday 2016 Ad: VIZIO 50-inch 4K Ultra HDTV $390, PS4 w/ 2 controllers $50 off, gift cards, more

Overstock’s Black Friday 2016 Ad: Apple deals, Battlefield 1 $40more

Sam’s Club details its Black Friday plans plus a look at an upcoming one-day sale that nets $175 off iPad Pro

Here’s a look at Dell’s Black Friday 2016 Ad: Nest 3rd Gen. Thermostat $199, Xbox One S w/ 2 games + controller $250more

Review: TiVo Bolt+ would be a TV-enthusiast’s dream DVR if the cable companies would just get out of the way

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Smartphone Accessories: Aukey 12000mAh Power Bank $50 shipped (Reg. $70), OtterBox iPhone 7 Case $25 (Reg. $50), more

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

Access free HD content and local channels by adding the Mohu Leaf 30 Antenna to your home: $30 Prime shipped (Reg. $40)

Up to 50% off Spigen Accessories on Amazon from $5: travel chargers, USB hubs, Bluetooth headphones/speakers, more

 Amazon certified refurb E-readers and Streaming Media Players are on sale: Fire TV Stick $25, Kindle Paperwhite $80, more

Amazon Echo Dot Bundles: Logitech Harmony Elite Remote $288 ($350 value), WeMo Switch $73 ($85 value)

November 4, 2016

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Nextbit Robin $170, Amazon Echo Dot Bundles from $73, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Cloud-powered Nextbit Robin hits its lowest price ever at $170 shipped (Reg. $299) | MyParana via Amazon

Amazon Echo Dot Bundles: Logitech Harmony Elite Remote $288 ($350 value), WeMo Switch $73 ($85 value)

VIZIO’s 38-inch 2-Ch. Sound Bar w/ Bluetooth brings upgraded audio to your TV: $68 shipped (Reg. $95)

Apple’s gorgeous 21-inch Retina 4K iMac 3.1GHz/8GB/1TB is on sale for $1,290 shipped (Reg. $1,499)

Grab a brand new current gen MacBook Air for nearly $250 off: $950 shipped (Reg. $1,199)

Black Friday 2016:

Amazon launches its Black Friday Store with new deals every five minutes + gift guides to make shopping easier

Sam’s Club details its Black Friday plans plus a look at an upcoming one-day sale that nets $175 off iPad Pro

Amazon Startup Week Deals: TarDisk 256GB Storage Expansion Card for 13-inch MacBook Air $100 off, more

Here’s a look at Dell’s Black Friday 2016 Ad: Nest 3rd Gen. Thermostat $199, Xbox One S w/ 2 games + controller $250, more

BJ’s Leaked Black Friday Ad: GoPro Silver bundle $200, Xbox One S/PS4 Slim $250, new console games $34, more

Kohl’s Black Friday Ad has now leaked: Xbox One/PS4 $250 + $75 Kohl’s Cash, 49-inch 4K Ultra HDTV $250, much more

JCPenney Black Friday 2016 Ad: Roku Streaming Stick $35, Bella/Sunbeam appliances $10, more

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Smartphone Accessories: KMASHI 20000mAh QC 2.0 Power Bank $20 Prime shipped (Reg. $33), more

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

Make the move to USB-C w/ exclusive discounts on Anker accessories: Aluminum Hub w/ Pass-Through Power $32 (Reg. $40), more

Your choice of Luvvitt iPhone 7/Plus Cases in a variety of styles/colors from $4 Prime shipped + screen protector deals

Caudabe’s ultra-thin Veil XT iPhone 7 case is the best option for a true minimalist, save 30% w/ this exclusive code: $14

September 13, 2016

9to5Toys Lunch Break: VIZIO 70″ Chromecast TV $1,149, Moto 360 2nd gen. (refurb) $155, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

These 4K UHDTVs come with Roku or Chromecast built-in: Insignia 43″ $300 (Reg. $380), VIZIO 70″ $1,149 (Reg. $1,400)

Moto 360 (2nd Gen.) smartwatch (refurb): $155 shipped (Reg. $200+)

Pick up Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Air with 256GB of storage at a $259 discount: $940 shipped (Reg. $1,199)

Daily Deals: CyberPower UPS w/ USB Charging Ports $128, Jawbone JAMBOX Bluetooth Speaker (Refurb) $40, more

tvOS 10 is slated to change the game, grab a 4th Gen. Apple TV for up to 20% off: 32GB $129 or 64GB $159

Lara Croft Go is now down at $1 on the App Store (Reg. $5)

App Store Free App of the Week: Blek puzzler goes free for the very first time on iOS (Reg. $3)

You can grab the Hitman Essentials iOS bundle (GO & Sniper) for just $1 right now ($8 value)

Here are the best Lightning-connected headphones that you can buy for iPhone 7 today

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

10-pack of popular one-foot extension cables for $14 Prime shipped

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

Pad & Quill $10 off handmade iPhone 7/Plus cases and Apple Watch Series Two Products

Caseology iPhone 7/Plus cases (multiple styles/colors) now down at $3 shipped (Reg. up to $16)

Load up on iPhone 7/Plus screen protectors and cases from $2 Prime shipped in this JETech sale at Amazon

Protect your iPhone 7 while still showcasing its gorgeous design, Anker’s clear ToughShell Air case is $8 Prime shipped (Reg. $16)

Up to 18% off gift cards from Best Buy, Cabela’s, Gap, Old Navy, ExxonMobil, more

August 12, 2016

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Google Nexus 6P w/ $50 GC $400, LG Destiny Android Phone $30, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Get a Google Nexus 6P 64GB (unlocked) w/ $50 B&H GC for just $425 shipped (Orig. $550)

For $30 you can get a LG Destiny Android Smartphone, perfect for kids/grandparents

Smartphone Accessories: Jackery Jewel Lightning Power Cable w/ built-in Battery $16 Prime shipped (Reg. $20), more

Carbonite Unlimited Cloud Backup: 3-Yr Subscription $118 (Reg. $180) | 9to5Toys Specials

The Complete iOS 10 Developer Course $29 | 9to5Mac Academy

Best flagship Android phones you can buy [August 2016]

Best budget Android smartphones you can buy [August 2016]

iTunes has a bunch of terrific movie deals right now: 10 action flicks $25, The Hateful Eight rental $1, more

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Games/Apps: Xbox One S 2TB w/ 4 games for $400, Witcher 3 Wild Hunt Complete pre-order $40, iOS freebies, more

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

Forget the grill, Anova’s Wi-Fi-enabled Sous Vide Precision Cooker will make the best meats: $149 (Reg. $200)

Take an extra $10 off your next Jet order of $35 (or more) to score rare savings on big name tech & more

June 27, 2016

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Nexus 5X 32GB $240, Nest Thermostat $199, Seagate 8TB Desktop HDD $200, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

LG Nexus 5X 32GB (Factory GSM Unlocked) for $240 shipped (Orig. $399)

The Nest Learning Thermostat will help lower your energy costs throughout the summer: $199 (Reg. $249)

You can store everything on this Seagate 8TB external hard drive for $200 shipped, more

We thought you needed 5TB of extra space, here’s a Seagate Expansion hard drive for $110 shipped (Reg. $130)

Ticket to Ride on iOS and Android drops to its lowest price in years: $2 (Reg. $7)

Apple’s Thunderbolt Display has been put out to pasture, here are the best alternatives at every price point

Vansky’s $23 USB LED light strip gives you multi-color mood lighting

Review: Jaybird’s new Freedom Wireless headphones score high marks on design, sound [Video]

How-to: Put a USB Charging port just about anywhere, without AC power for as little as $50 (Solar+Battery) 

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Amazon Gold Box has something for everyone: ECCO Shoes, High Sierra Backpacks, GoT, Pets, Humidifiers

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

JBL’s Charge 2 Bluetooth speaker is a solid option for your party this summer: refurb for $60 (Orig. $150)

Smartphone Accessories: 2-Pack of Mpow MFi Apple-Certified Lightning Cables $8 Prime shipped (Reg. $14), more

January 3, 2015

Acer announces first 15-inch Chromebook with Core i3 processor, 1080p display

To kick off CES 2015, Acer has announced its first ever 15-inch Chromebook. The 15.6-inch screen makes it the biggest Chromebook released to date, but keeping trend with other Chromebooks on the market, the device is still affordable, starting at $250. Acer’s 15.6-inch Chromebook comes in at a hefty 4.85 pounds, which means you probably […]

November 27, 2014

Best Black Friday Google Deals: Chromecasts $24, 13″ Chromebooks: $150, Nest, Wear Watches and lots of Android

9to5Toys is rustling up the best deals around the web for Black Friday and there are a lot of nice bargains for Google fans. Google Play’s Store deals are now live but they are matched and often surpassed by retailers such as Amazon and eBay… First up, you need to make sure every HDTV in your […]

February 24, 2014

The rumors were true: Nokia X phones run Android … but only just

Rumors of Nokia launching an Android phone seemed unlikely for a company acquired by Microsoft, but the company today announced not just one Android device, but three: the Nokia X, X+ and XL. The company’s flirtation with Android does, however, appear to be a token one – not that Microsoft is pleased. The three budget […]

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