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Huawei GX8 now available online from Huawei and Best Buy for $349

Huawei’s latest U.S. smartphone, the GX8, is now available for purchase from both Huawei and Best Buy’s online store for $349. This 5.5-inch smartphone is Huawei’s most recent addition to its U.S. lineup, following behind the Nexus 6P and the recent launch of the Honor 5X from its Honor sub-brand. Previously, Huawei has sold some of its Ascend series smartphones ... Read More »

You are just 3.5 Facebook friends away from anyone else

The longstanding figure regarding degrees of separation has been six. This has been popularized by the game-slash-social-media-phenomenon Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, a concept that attests that no actor currently working in Hollywood is more than six associative steps from prolific actor Kevin Bacon. However, the internet is making the world smaller these days. Recent data from Facebook claims that ... Read More »

MediaTek’s deca-core Helio X20 rumored to suffer from overheating issues

MediaTek is a chip slinger, known for its budget SoC solutions, mainly featured in entry-level and midrange devices. However, in 2015, the company unveiled its new line of Helio chips, currently featuring two octa-core models and an upcoming deca-code one, which is heavily advertised as a competitor to Qualcomm’s own top-shelf Snapdragon 820. The former two are the Helio P10, ... Read More »

The Android powered BlackBerry Priv is now available from T-Mobile

If you’re a T-Mobile customer who has been waiting for theBlackBerry Priv to land on the nation’s third largest carrier, today is the day you’ve been looking forward to. The first Android powered BlackBerry is now available from T-Mobile’s retail locations and online store. Qualifying customers can purchase the phone for $0 down, paying off the balance at the rate ... Read More »

Deal: get the 2nd-gen Motorola Moto X at $242.99 from Best Buy

Since the current-generation Motorola Moto X Pure Edition has been around for a few months now, its predecessor is now starting to be offered at discounted prices. Usually, the 2nd-gen Motorola Moto X goes for about $299 at various retailers, but it turns out that Best Buy is only asking $242.99 for the same device. As this is a clearance ... Read More »

Netflix to clamp down on proxy and VPN access

If you have been using a proxy server or VPN to access Netflix or unlock shows that aren’t usually available in your region, then you might want to cram in the last few episodes of your latest binge TV show. Netflix has announced that it is beefing up its proxy detection technology, with the aim to limit customers to the ... Read More »