Nest Black Friday Deals

Nest Black Friday Deals

Fancy an intelligent thermostat? One that will know where you are and adjust the temperature in your house accordingly? One that you can talk to via an Amazon Echo to adjust the heating? The Nest thermostat is what you need. We reviewed the thing a while ago. Since then it’s got a bit slimmer and more intelligent.

If you want to take the ride into the future, where artificial intelligence talks to you, controls your heating, drives your car and robots do your job, the Black Friday deals are the place to be.

Right now there’s discounts on the outdoor Nest cam, which has £20 off (now £159) and £20 off the indoor version too. That’s £139 now. The thermostat itself is now down to £219 and comes with free installation so some nice engineer will come and sort it out for you. It was £279.

Take a look at our earlier review of the Nest thermostat if you want to learn all about the tech and how it can help reduce your heating bills.

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  • Hands on with the Honor 7X

    Good morning you wonderful people. Now, I’m going to put some information into this article and it’s totally up to you what you do with it. OK?

    In a few days Honor will be launching a new phone. They’re telling us how this new phone will “Max your view” and you can see from the teaser below that it has a big screen with a painfully thin border. We’ll find out more about this phone on December 5th and we’ll bring you live coverage from the event. It’s going to be great. We’re hoping that there’ll be small sausages on sticks and those tiny burger things they give out too. Yum. 🙂

    Hands on with the Honor 7X

    So now, on a completely unrelated topic.. ahem.. Here’s the Honor 7X, which looks quite a bit like that image above doesn’t it? Well… a lot like it. Strange that.

    Hands on with the Honor 7X

    Now, as you can see from this image, it has a big screen with a painfully thin border. Blimey, I’ve just had déjà vu.

    The Honor 7X is already on the Chinese Huawei website and specs include a near 6″ screen (5.93″) at 1080 x 2160 with an 18:9 ratio. It weighs in at 165g and measures 156.5 x 75.3 x 7.6 mm. Inside is Android 7.0 (Nougat) with EMUI 5.1 and a HiSilicon Kirin 659 CPU with 8 cores (4×2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 and 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) plus a Mali-T830 MP2 GPU.

    Hands on with the Honor 7X

    The actual on-board storage on this is either 32GB, 64GB or 128GB depending on the model and you can whack in further storage via a microSD card. There’s also 4GB of memory.

    Hands on with the Honor 7X

    Camera-wise, well, you’ll notice that there’s a dual dual 16 MP + 2 MP arrangement on the back which has phase detection autofocus and LED flash. Up front, an 8 megapixel unit.

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    The usual plethora of sensors come with WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.1 and an FM radio. Price-wise, we think – if this were to possibly somehow magically be the device announced in a couple of weeks – it’ll be less than £250.

    A black, blue and gold version is available.

    Hands on with the Honor 7X

    Of course, we’re in no way saying that this Chinese Honor 7X (which we snapped in London yesterday) is the one that will be launched in London in a few days. Oh no…

    After holding the thing, we can tell you that it’s a really solid device with a lovely high-quality build and a beautiful screen. There will, though, be some upcoming discussion around the fact that they’ve gone with a microUSB charging port.

    Hands on with the Honor 7X

    Wait a minute. A microUSB port AND a 3.5mm audio hole?! Remember them? #oldskool

    We also spotted a rather cool looking gent while we taking photos.

    Hands on with the Honor 7X

    Wilkin decided to precariously balance his drink, even though he could’ve put it anywhere on the floor. #daredevil

    OK, are you ready for some photos? Dive in! We’ll have more on this device shortly as we’ve managed to “borrow” one.. 🙂

    Hands on with the Honor 7X

     

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  • Holiday Gift Guide 2017

    As the end of the year approaches so too does the season of giving. Holiday gifting lists are often filled with technology, but it isn’t always easy to find that perfect item. We’re here to help. Allow Phone Scoop’s annual Holiday Gift Guide to be your helping hand this season. It’s chock full of suggestions from handsets to headphones, in-home assistants, and everything in between.

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    OnePlus 5T Available for Sale Today as OnePlus 5 Runs Out Of Stock

    OnePlus today said its OnePlus 5T flagship smartphone is now available for sale online. The device, announced earlier this month, in an update to the OnePlus 5. It stretches the screen to 6 inches, adopts the 18:9 (2:1) aspect ratio, moves the fingerprint sensor to the rear of the phone, and changes up the camera configuration a bit. Otherwise, it offers the same basic specs and performance of the older OnePlus 5. The 5 has been available in hit-or-miss fashion over the last month, but is now officially discontinued by OnePlus. The 5T starts at $499 for the 6 GB / 64 GB model.

    Source: Phone Scoop – Latest News

    Instagram Now Lets People Request to Join Live Video

    Instagram today made it possible for people to join the live video broadcasts of their friends. The app now includes a “request” button that will ping the person streaming live video. That person can review, accept, or reject incoming requests. Once accepted, users will be notified that they’re about to go live. The joined live view jumps to split-screen with the original broadcaster in one window and you in the other. Either party can leave the shared video stream at any time. Facebook says live videos may be shared to stories or discarded immediately. The new feature is available to the Android and iOS mobile Instagram apps, which are free to download from the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store, respectively.

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    FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to Dismantle Net Neutrality

    Ajit Pai, the Republican Chairman of the FCC, today said he intends to abolish the net neutrality regulations put in place by the previous administration in favor of a “light touch” regulatory approach. “In 2015 the FCC … imposed heavy-handed, utility-style regulations upon the internet,” argued Pai. “That decision was a mistake. It’s depressed investment in building and expanding broadband networks and deterred innovation.” Pai provided no evidence to back this claim. “Today, I have shared with my colleagues a draft order that would abandon this failed approach and return to the longstanding consensus that served consumers well for decades.” Pai says moving forward the FCC “would simply require Internet service providers to be transparent about their practices so that consumers can buy the service plan that’s best for them.” Pai would also give control of privacy regulation back to the Federal Trade Commission, which would be responsible for policing internet providers and protecting consumers. The net neutrality rules as they stand today have bright-line rules about what ISPs can and cannot do in order to protect consumers and prevent prioritization schemes. Pai insists his approach will “unleash the digital revolution” that will benefit consumers. Pai plans to reveal his full plan later this week. The FCC is scheduled to vote on the matter at its next open meeting on December 14.

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    Lenovo's ThinkPad P52s: Power-Packed Mobile Workstation

    Lenovo has revealed a pair of fresh ThinkStation offerings, alongside a new ThinkPad which the company notes is the thinnest and lightest quad-core workstation notebook it has ever made.

    Let’s start with the latter, the ThinkPad P52s, which crams plenty of power into an Ultrabook-style portable.

    We’re talking an 8th-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 quad-core processor, Nvidia Quadro P500 graphics, up to 32GB system memory, and on the storage front, up to a 1TB NVMe SSD and 2TB spinning disk.

    All this fits into a laptop which is 19.95mm thick and weighs 1.95kg, which in the workstation world is nicely portable indeed.

    The IPS display can be a Full HD model, or optionally you can plump for a 4K resolution (or a Full HD touchscreen). There’s an option on a fingerprint reader for extra security, too.

    Lenovo also notes that battery longevity is a strong suit with this notebook, stating that: “Lenovo’s PowerBridge technology provides all day power — allowing you to work seamlessly, without the hassle of recharging.”

    No claimed battery life figures have been given at this point, though.

    Thinking Bigger

    Moving onto the ThinkStation tower PCs, the first is the P520, which is backed up by a more compact machine in the form of the P520c, and these are mainstream single CPU workstations.

    Both can be equipped with an Intel Xeon W Series processor boasting up to 18 cores and speeds of up to 4.5GHz.

    With the P520 you can specify up to 256GB of system memory, and a pair of Nvidia Quadro P6000 graphics cards. It will also accommodate up to eight system drives. The system’s tower case measures 455 x 165 x 440mm (W x D x H).

    As for the P520c, that allows for up to 128GB of system RAM, a single Nvidia Quadro P5000 graphics card, and up to six system drives. Its…
    Source: Mobile Tech Today

    How Twitter Can Punish You for Your Nasty Messages

    Twitter hasn’t always been clear about why it punishes its users — as a formal policy, the company refuses to comment about individual users, and its rules have historically been vague.

    That was until recently, when Twitter rewrote its user guidelines to help people understand what will and will not get them banned. It’s part of a broader effort inside the company to combat abuse, and to make sure users know what’s allowed on the service.

    As part of the same anti-abuse efforts, the company on Tuesday published new details outlining all of the different types of punishments doled out to rulebreakers. These punishments aren’t new, but a quick poll in Recode’s office confirmed that most people — even Twitter diehards — may not be aware of how many different techniques Twitter uses to try and keep people in line.

    The punishments range in severity, from generally painless (Twitter will use its algorithm to show your tweet to fewer people) to the particularly painful (a lifetime ban). You can read the company’s formal list of punishments at the link above, but we’ve also summarized them below.

    Part of what makes Twitter’s enforcement strategy so inconsistent is that the company uses a number of pieces of information to determine how severe a punishment should be. One of the contributing factors, as we’ve learned recently, is how newsworthy a tweet is, which requires subjective analysis. Twitter also looks at other information like who reported the tweet, and whether or not the offending user has a history of abuse or harassment on the platform.

    So, what can happen to you if you are found to be violating Twitter’s rules? Here are the different punishments, in order of increasing intensity:

    * Twitter can use its algorithm to ensure that your tweet reaches a smaller audience.

    * Twitter can block you from…
    Source: Mobile Tech Today

    Sprint Shuffles Executive Deck, Plans New Office Environment

    Sprint is adjusting its top ranks in an effort to streamline its management structure, according to an internal memo obtained by Fierce Wireless. To start, a number of executives are departing the company, including COO Günther Ottendorfer, who’s been behind a lot of Sprint’s network advancements. Ottendorfer framed the departure as a chance to return to his family in his home county of Austria. Other departures include Jeff Nelson and Jim Hyde. A handful of executives have been promoted, including Dow Draper, who is now the chief commercial officer, and Kevin Crull, who is now the chief strategy officer. Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure has reduced the number of executives who report directly to him from 16 to nine, including Draper, Crull, COO Nestor Cano, President of Sprint Jan Geldmacher, and CTO John Saw. In addition to the management changes, Claure outlined plans to reimagine its corporate offices in a way that promotes teamwork. Claure and select executives are relocating to a new space on the Sprint campus to test the changes, which will be rolled out across Sprint offices nationwide if they function as hoped. “As we start this new chapter, we’re building an organization that is flatter, faster and closer than ever to our customers,” said Claure to Sprint employees. “At the same time, we’re creating an environment where partners can collaborate more easily and are empowered to make the decisions that will enable Sprint’s success.” The changes appear to be a response to the failed merger with T-Mobile.

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    Verizon Details Black Friday Deals with 50% Off Flagships

    Verizon Wireless is offering big discounts on this year’s top phones through its Black Friday sale. Verizon will cover up to $378 off the price of the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, or Note8, the Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, or the Moto Z2 Force. Customers will need to sign up for Verizon’s unlimited plan, but no trade-in is required. Customers will need to purchase the device, whether up front or financed, and Verizon will break down the $378 reimbursement in account credits over a period of 24 months. In other deals, Verizon will sell you a 32 GB iPad for $199 if you activate it on a two-year plan, or for $99 when purchased alongside an iPhone. These discounts are available online November 23 and in stores November 24 only. Verizon has other sales that begin Thursday and run through November 27. For example, customers can save $50 on a Google Home, $20 on a Google Home Mini, $20 on Google Daydream View, or $15 on a Chromecast Ultra. Verizon will discount the price of many Android handsets by $100 when activated with an unlimited plan. Last, Verizon is discounting tons of accessories, including FitBit wearables, Ultimate Ears and JBL Bluetooth speakers, and Nest smartphone products.

    Source: Phone Scoop – Latest News