Huawei will launch its foldable Mate X in India this year, the company announced recently.It could be one of the first few 5G phones to be made available, even though the 5G network is yet to be rolled out in the country.This would definitely make it future-proof but we still don’t have an official timeline for the launch other than a rumored mid-2019 availability.The Mate X was unveiled at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 in Barcelona, earlier this year.Unlike Samsung, Huawei is letting people hold their foldable phone but there’s a catch.At a closed-door hands-on session held in New Delhi recently, journalists were not allowed to fold the Mate X as it was a preliminary build.
We don’t know how long this sale will last, but Walmart just posted a rare deal, dropping the price of the Google Home Max by $100, to $299.But if you start your day chatting with Google Assistant, this could be your chance to snag the flagship Google Home Max smart speaker at a hefty discount.When we reviewed the Google Home Max, we were impressed with its high-powered sound quality.We lamented the $400 price, but we loved how easy it was to set up.The Max has two 4.5-inch woofers and dual 0.7-inch tweeters.If bass audio moves your world, buckle up because the Google Home Max has so much bass our reviewer described it as “insane.”
March is traditionally one of the best times of year to pick up a new TV, thanks to deep discounts as new inventory rolls in.We’ve already seen big price drops from LG and Vizio, and now it’s TCL’s turn.The company has reduced its monster 75-inch 6-Series Roku TV to $1,500, which is $300 less than its regular price.It’s the lowest price yet for this particular model and an awesome deal on such a big screen.It’s a limited-time deal and it ends on April 6 or when quantities run out.When we reviewed the 55- and 65-inch models in 2018, we found lots of impressive features.
Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online.Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective.Best Buy is discounting a range of products for its 3 Day Tax Day Sale, including the iPhone XS and XS Max, a few MacBook Pro laptops, a Toshiba TV, and more.If you got a decent tax refund this year, Best Buy wants to help you spend it on tech with its 3 Day Tax Day Sale.There are a ton of products on sale, but standouts include savings on the much-loved iPhone XS and XS Max, the MacBook Pro laptops, TVs, and more.The iPhone XS and XS Max are the latest iPhones: Both have sharp screens with minimal bezels, a dual 12-megapixel camera, and the latest and greatest iOS 12 software.
The original Google Pixel XL debuted just about two years ago, earning mostly raves but firmly establishing itself in the premium-phone category: Its retail price then was $769.Smash-cut to today: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Amazon has refurbished unlocked Google Pixel XL (32GB) for $159.99.That model features a 5.5-inch screen -- hardly "XL" by today's standards, but still reasonably big.If you prefer something smaller, Amazon also has the refurbished unlocked Google Pixel (32GB) for $159.95.Take note that these deals are for the phone only: You get a USB-C cable, but no other accessories.As for the warranty, Google covers you for 90 days (according to the accompanying warranty PDF), but Amazon proper offers a 90-day Amazon Renewed Guarantee.
If you have been thinking of buying the Surface Pro 6 but have been worried by the fact that you need to purchase the Type Cover separately, now is your time to shop.Microsoft is currently running a deal on its latest Windows 2-in-1, letting you bring one home for $1,000 with the keyboard included in the price.It is not certain how long the discount will last, but it covers the special black version configured with the Intel Core i5 processor, a 256GB solid-state drive, and a total of 8GB of RAM.While this might not be the most powerful version of the Surface Pro 6, it still is an excellent choice for most tasks like web browsing and general day-to-day multitasking.We reviewed a similar version of the Surface Pro 6 in October and found that is is the 2-in-1 to beat.Its bright display, build quality, improved quad-core processor, and excellent battery life were highs for us in our time with the device.
It's been a month since Samsung blew the top off the smartphone status quo by announcing the Galaxy Fold, its first foldable phone.Huawei let us go hands-on with its foldable Mate X, which made the foldable phone concept so much more real.Read: Galaxy Fold vs. Huawei Mate X: Battle of the foldable phonesAt $1,980, the Fold costs twice the starting price of the Galaxy Note 9 or iPhone XS.When Samsung Mobile SVO Justin Denison announced the Galaxy Fold's price, the presentation hall rippled with audible gasps and groans (but really, I'm not surprised).Global colors are Martian Green, Astro Blue, Cosmos Black and Space Silver.
If you want a smart speaker but also want it to sound great, there aren’t too many options better than the Google Home Max.However, at a list price of $399, that extra audio quality is going to cost you.Today, though, you can get a Google Home Max deal that saves you $100 off that list price, bringing the total down to $299.What’s more, you’re not locked to one particular outlet to get this Google Home Max deal: the price is dropped at most major retailers, including Google Express, Target, Best Buy, Walmart, and more.The Google Home Max is the beefed-up version of the Google Home smart speaker, with Google Assistant baked right in.It has two 4.5-inch high-excursion woofers, two 0.7-inch tweeters, and can stand on either its bottom or its sides, depending on your preference.
The Japanese firm made the C-HR, its entry-level crossover, cheaper for the 2019 model year while adding popular tech features that were missing from the 2018 model.Toyota started by restructuring the C-HR’s trim level hierarchy.It expanded the lineup with a base model named LE, and it got rid of the slow-selling XLE Premium variant.Every version regardless of price comes standard with an 8.0-inch touchscreen that displays an infotainment system compatible with Apple CarPlay.Toyota resisted Apple’s advances for years, but it began warming up to its in-car software in 2018.While Android users are still out of luck, that could change in the coming years because some of the C-HR’s stablemates (including the Tacoma pickup) began offering Android Auto compatibility in early 2019.
Switzerland is getting closer to regulating cryptocurrencies.The Swiss Federal Assembly, the body tasked with handling government legislation in the country, yesterday approved a motion requesting the Federal Council regulate cryptocurrencies.A loosely translated version of the press release said the Federal Council would now be responsible for “adapting the provisions on judicial and administrative procedural instruments so that they can also be applied to cryptocurrencies.”Additionally, the statement highlighted that cryptocurrencies‘ pseudo-anonymous nature favored extortion and money laundering.“It should be clarified how the risks could be contained and whether the persons responsible for the cryptocurrency trading platforms should be equated with the financial intermediaries and subject to financial market supervision,” the statement continues.Switzerland has long adopted a progressive stance with regards to cryptocurrencies and has even attempted to facilitate the relationships between blockchain and cryptocurrency companies based in the country and banks.
If you simply look at Acer’s Swift 5 laptop sitting on a desk, you’re not going to get it.It’s very real, as you’ll immediately discover once you hit the power button and see the vivid 1080p display light up.My 15-inch MacBook Pro rarely leaves the house, whereas Google’s Pixelbook and my 13-inch MacBook Pro at the office are far easier to carry around without my back crying for mercy.Unfathomably light for the screen size you getGood performance for everyday usageYou get a large canvas for doing work, browsing the web, or watching movies without the traditional heft you’d expect.
If you’ve been eyeing the Samsung Galaxy S10e, you might want to swing by B — the online retailer is throwing in a free Samsung Wireless Charger Duo when you buy the $750 smartphone.The Wireless Charger Duo normally costs $99, with your pick of either white or black.The Wireless Charger Duo can either charge two phones or one phone and a smartwatch simultaneously.That means you don’t have to wait for Apple to release its continually-delayed AirPower wireless charging mat.As for the Galaxy S10e, you’d be getting one of the best Android smartphones of the year.To recap, the Galaxy S10e features a 5.8-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ (2,280 x 1,080) resolution, dual rear 16- and 12-megapixel cameras with different focal lengths, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB or 8GB of RAM, 128GB or 256GB of expandable storage, a 3,100mAh battery, and Android 9 Pie.
Toyota has announced some of the changes and new features that the 2019 CH-R gains for the model year.One of the significant changes in the tech department is that the car now has Apple CarPlay standard on all trim levels.For 2019 the ride also has different grade strategy.Buyers can get the 2019 CH-R in LE, XLE, and Limited grades.Limited replaces the XLE Premium available in 2018.The LE has 17-inch steel wheels and LED DRL paired with halogen headlights.
These unusual names stand out, so why would in-car digital assistant company Chris go all-in on Chris, a familiar and often heard name?Chris’s founder and CEO Holger Weiss explained:“We wanted a gender-neutral name during development,” he told us.It doesn’t have a touchscreen, so no amount of prodding will be met with a response.Chris connects by Bluetooth to your phone, and this is essential as it does not have a data connection of its own.The unit has five microphones — four at the back which use the windshield to amplify audio, and one at the front — a speaker, and a 2.1-inch LCD screen.
It’s the fifth iPad Mini, and it feels like a product borne from an operations meeting about ways in which to use up existing components, rather than something that emerged from a blank space and a Great Scott!It’s not the most popular iPad that Apple makes—that title goes to the 9.7-inch model—but the people who are gonna buy it are gonna buy it.Are you a jetsetter trying to cram your digital life into the small tray protruding from a seat back?(And, hey, there’s still a 3.5mm headphone jack!)I want to love it, and wanted to believe this would be the iPad I’d finally fall in love with.On the upside, its battery life is impressive, matching that of its larger iPad brethren, and this little tablet can go, go, go.
Originally announced in late February and intended for a late March release in South Korea, Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G now has a new official Korean street date: April 5.The device will be the first commercial 5G smartphone in the country and share similar bragging rights with Motorola in the United States.According to Korea’s Yonhap, Samsung will launch the Galaxy S10 5G without a preorder program, and unusually the company has not yet specified a price for the phone — never a good sign for new technology.Industry sources cited in the report expect a 1.5 million won price tag, which would be $1,330 at current U.S. exchange rates, a premium of roughly $300 over the otherwise similar Galaxy S10+.Like the rest of the Galaxy S10 family, there will be a modest reward for early adopters.Samsung is offering free Galaxy Buds wireless earphones to users who register their device purchases between April 5 and April 16, as well as an unspecified wireless charging package and an ominous “50 percent discount on replacing displays, valid for a year.”
Motorola released the One and One Power in 2018, and it looks like another Android One phone is on the horizon.XDA-Developers reported today that the company is working on its third Android One smartphone, called the Motorola One Vision.The phone is expected to sell as the Motorola P40 in China.Regardless of the name, the phone corroborates a previous report and supposedly features a dual-camera system with a 48-megapixel primary sensor.According to the report, the One Vision doesn’t take 48MP pictures — the phone defaults to 12MP.That’s due to the octa-core Samsung Exynos 9610 that reportedly powers the One Vision.
Looking for a new ebook reader but don’t want to shell out too much cash?Amazon has launched a new Kindle that’s packed with features basic users will appreciate, and comes at the low price of only $90.Perhaps the main standout feature that the new Kindle has to offer is a built-in light, which allows you to continue reading even when it’s dark.The design of the device is also a little different — it has rounded corners and comes in either black or white , though it still generally looks pretty similar to the 2016 model of the Kindle.“Customers consistently tell us how much they appreciate having a front light on Kindle devices so they can read in any environment—from a sunny patio to their bed at night,” said Kevin Keith, vice president of Amazon Devices, in a statement.“The team worked hard to bring this customer-favorite feature to our most affordable device, and we’re excited to introduce the all-new Kindle — the first Kindle under $100 with a built-in adjustable front light.”
There are currently two top brand contenders, Samsung's Galaxy Fold and Huawei's Mate X.Both have plastic (polymer) screens that fold in half down the middle, premium specs and a sky-high price to match.It'll come in a 5G model only and will start selling this summer.The Galaxy Fold also has one small screen on the outside and a large screen on the inside, while the Mate X uses one screen on the outside in three different ways.While I've never seen the Galaxy Fold in the flesh (this was the closest I got to it), a new YouTube video claiming to show off the Fold appeared online.The Mate X, which I briefly tried out, has four cameras (three you can see now and one that'll launch in March) and 5G across the board.
This week Apple has announced the launch of its new iPads, which means older iPad models are getting a discount.Amazon has the Apple iPad Pro on sale for $499.99.That's a $149 discount and the lowest price we've seen for the 10.5-inch tablet.The powerful iPad Pro features a 10.5-inch Retina display and weighs just only one pound.The tablet packs 64GB of storage and features an impressive 10 hours of battery life.The iPad Pro also features an A10X Fusion chip which makes the tablet more powerful than most laptops.