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10 reasons to skip the Galaxy Note 9

10 reasons to skip the Galaxy Note 9

Today is the day the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was released unto the world in stores and with general availability online for the first time. This is the last Galaxy Note in line before the landmark Galaxy S10 (or whatever it'll be called), and it's the first Galaxy Note with an S Pen that works with Bluetooth. So there are a few factors to think about when deciding whether to purchase this $1000 device.

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GameStop’s Xbox One X $200 sale has one big caveat

GameStop’s Xbox One X $200 sale has one big caveat

This week there's a GameStop deal in which the Xbox One X can be had for around $200 - sort of. There's a rather big proviso here, and it involves you paying with more than just money. Assuming you're in the market for an Xbox One X, all you need to do is give GameStop your old (yet basically new) console and a couple Benjamins and you're good to go!

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NVIDIA SHIELD TV Smart Home Edition is a bundle with a dongle

NVIDIA SHIELD TV Smart Home Edition is a bundle with a dongle

NVIDIA has a smart TV device called SHIELD TV which, as of this week, has a fourth individual bundle. A bundle includes the SHIELD TV itself and an assortment of controllers. This week the device was officially wrapped up in a bundle called "SHIELD TV SMART HOME EDITION" complete with a SmartThings Link. That SmartThings link otherwise costs approximately $40 on its own.

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The best Amazon Prime Day deals guide isn’t a buy list

The best Amazon Prime Day deals guide isn’t a buy list

Today we're investigating the best way to work with Amazon Prime Day. As a consumer and a reader of tech blogs, you might be looking for the best deals that'll appear on Amazon Prime Day. As a writer for a tech publication, I'm in the midst of a dilemma. I'm encouraged by every PR company under the sun to help get the word out about the products that'll be on sale. But with the knowledge I have, it's clear: Creating a holiday for the biggest store on the internet doesn't make a bad product good, and no discount for a product is any better than that company wants.

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Moment: The best camera lens system for Google Pixel

Moment: The best camera lens system for Google Pixel

The original Google Pixel has a great camera and a Google Photos deal that lasts forever. When you set the phone up, you can choose to automatically upload photos to Google Photos at original quality without taking any sort of hit on your overall Google account data storage - forever. Those of you out there in the Priceless Pixel club might want to take a close look at what's possible in a new case and a couple of attachable lenses. That's what Moment has ready to roll. ALSO NOTE: This system works just as well for Pixel 2 and other devices, provided Moment has the proper case available.

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Father’s Day gifts 2018: 5 Dad-friendly smartphones

Father’s Day gifts 2018: 5 Dad-friendly smartphones

Supposing you've got a father and you're planning on celebrating said Dad with a smartphone gift this weekend, you'll want to have a peek below. Today we've got a gift guide for you which encircles 5 of the most excellent smartphones for fathers, comprised of smartphones on the market right this minute. These devices fit in a number of categories, and within them, you'll likely find a device that your father can use and be glad to make use of.

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OnePlus 6 buyers guide: 10 tips before and after purchase

OnePlus 6 buyers guide: 10 tips before and after purchase

The following is a OnePlus 6 Review Companion - this is the article you read after you've seen some opinions on the phone. This is a rundown of 10 items of interest for the OnePlus 6 buyer - just before buy, once you've bought, and once you've got the device in-hand. This device appears first online in less than 24 hours after this article is first set to go live on SlashGear.

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YouTube Music Premium: 5 things you need to know

YouTube Music Premium: 5 things you need to know

Today Google "revealed" YouTube Music and YouTube Premium - but it's not that simple. This is a re-branding and a changing of the guard. Much like previous Google app products (we're looking at you, chat,) Google's released several products that are relatively similar. Today we're going to make sense of the whole lot.

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Galaxy Note 9: 5 reasons to skip it (if you can)

Galaxy Note 9: 5 reasons to skip it (if you can)

Reasons for skipping a purchase of the Galaxy Note 9 from Samsung - that's what we're running down today. For those of you unconcerned with the reasons I've listed below, it might instead be a primer for any "why you need a Galaxy Note 9" articles you might read. The details I'm running down here depend both on facts and conjecture - and I'll be sure to note where each appears.

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The 5 Galaxy S9 must-have accessories on launch day

The 5 Galaxy S9 must-have accessories on launch day

It's Galaxy S9 and S9+ release day, but Samsung's newest Android smartphone shouldn't be the only thing you put in your pocket. No new gadget is complete without the essential accessories that make it easier to live with, and the Galaxy S9 is no different. Read on for our favorite picks in charging and protecting the S9 and S9+, as well as some other must-have accessories.

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Our Samsung Galaxy S9 potential buyer’s guide: Pros and Cons

Our Samsung Galaxy S9 potential buyer’s guide: Pros and Cons

Today is Samsung Galaxy S9 Review day across the tech blogosphere, and we're aiming to make it as simple or deeply involved as users wish for the process to be. As such, the following is a quick once-over of our pros and cons for the smartphone - and its closest brethren, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. This list should give you a basic idea of what it'll be like owning the newest in new Samsung smartphones on the market today.

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Galaxy S9 preorders today: Don’t make this mistake

Galaxy S9 preorders today: Don’t make this mistake

Today thousands of users will pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S9 for a price that'll have them overcharged for no good reason. The folks at Samsung have changed the game this year, selling their device themselves at the same time as carriers in the USA. In the past, the company didn't have the device on sale until several weeks after the device was already available at carriers across the nation.

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