We’ve received an anonymous tip from a RadioShack employee that the retail outlet will also offer the Google Play gift cards, after the earlier news that some Target stores might already have them in stock. Additionally, so far most reports claimed that the cards will come in a $10 or $25 flavor, but based on the image of the RadioShack inventory, it looks like there would also be a $50 version.
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In case you haven’t heard, the Apple HomePod recently launched to much excitement, but does it deserve the overwhelming amount of hype it’s getting?
more_vertGoogle acquires Xively
The Google Cloud platform has announced their intent to acquire Xively, an Internet of Things service. Xively is a division of LogMeIn that focuses on the enterprise side of connected devices and services.
more_vertPixel sales in 2017
Research firm IDC’s Francisco Jeronimo reports that Google shipped 3.9 million Pixel and Pixel 2 phones in 2017. We don’t know exactly how the sales break down by device.
more_vertFirst Android P details emerge
Android P will usher in a major new design change. While the details of the change aren’t plentiful, there was one big revelation: they want to embrace the notch.
Essential has announced that three new color options will be available for a limited time under the “Spring Collection”. These colors include Ocean Depths, Copper Black, and Stellar Gray and will be going on sale for $599 at different times over the next week.
more_vertHTC's smartphone president resigns
It’s no secret that HTC has been struggling for the last few years, as the company continues to be outclassed by the likes of Samsung, LG, and now Google. The latest exec to hand in his resignation is HTC’s President of Smartphone and Connected Devices, Chialin Chang.
The smaller, regular-sized Pixel 2 is being offered for $530 (64GB) or $580 (128GB). It’s a refurbished model but you’d better hurry if you want to take advantage of this deal. Supply is limited.
Last week, Amazon announced that it would be removing the lock screen ads for its “Prime Exclusive” lineup. The company is now sending emails to those who paid to remove the lock screen ads, stating that Amazon Gift Cards will be issued as refunds.