DEAL: Jaybird Freedom Earbuds for $149 With Code ($50 Off)

Jaybird’s newest set of wireless earbuds, the Freedom, can be had through the Jaybird store today for $149.95, a $50 discount. All you need to do is plugin in coupon code “FREE149” at checkout and the price will drop from $199.95. That’s a good deal for wireless buds that were just released a couple of months ago.

For those not familiar, the Jaybird Freedom are sport earbuds that connect to your phone over Bluetooth. They pack in higher-end audio that you don’t typically get with wireless buds, are sweat-proof, offer up to 8 hours of play time, and offer customized sound profiles through the Jaybird app.   (more…)

These are the Top Allo Feature Suggestions You Made to Google

Since launching Allo a few weeks back, the Allo team at Google has been compiling the suggestions you have submitted that you think could help improve the smart messaging app. Googler and Allo co-lead, Justin Uberti, took to Twitter last night to share the top suggestions, though he was quick to make it clear that this is just a list of suggestions, not a list of future features they plan to include.  (more…)

Google’s New “The Keyword” Blog is a Place to Find All Google News, Probably the Pixels Too

Fun fact: Did you know that Google has 19 different blogs to share news about the company? 19. Last night, just as most of us were signing off for the day, the search engine giant announced a new blog, though this one is supposed to be the only place any of us will need to go to learn about Google’s happenings. The new blog is called The Keyword and it can be found at blog.google(more…)

Here is the New Boot Animation for Moto Phones

Lenovo, randomly posted this video today to its YouTube channels and Twitter that is of the new boot animation accompanying “new Moto phones.” We aren’t sure if that means future phones, as in, phones coming months from now or if the current crop of newish phones (like the Moto Z family) will see an update to this.

In the past, while still under Google leadership, Motorola frequently update the boot animations on phones like the original Moto X. These weren’t necessarily big feature changes or a part of a software update, but they did add some life to phones that were months old and were something we did look forward to.

Maybe this is a sign that Lenovo will do the same. Either way, let us know what you think.

#TBT: Remember the DROID Bionic?

Of course you do, it was the DROID Bionic, aka the original hypebeast phone. OK, maybe not the original, but it was certainly one of those phones that had so much coverage after delays and design changes, that by the time it landed, it was doomed. And that’s why we’re #TBT-ing it today.

The DROID Bionic was originally introduced at a splashy press event during CES 2011. This was back when CES actually mattered to those of us in the mobile industry. The phone shown at the time, was going to be the first dual-core powered device with 4G LTE, but you have to remember that it was a part of Motorola’s Lapdock push as well. You see, Motorola wanted to create the ultimate power device that allowed users to have both connectivity in a phone and on a laptop like experience. Parts of the idea were brilliant, but as we now know, the implementation was probably ahead of its time and never fully materialized as we had hoped.  (more…)

Galaxy Note 7 Owners, Don’t Forget Your Galaxy Game Pack on Google Play

Before the Galaxy Note 7 was launched, Samsung hyped up the Galaxy Game Pack that would be provided to buyers. Basically, the Game Pack is a number of special in-game rewards for select titles on Google Play, exclusive to owners of the Galaxy Note 7.

According to Samsung, there is about $400 worth of free goodies inside of this Galaxy Game Pack, so if you find yourself playing some of these games, you might as well take full advantage. A few of the rewards include specialty starting packs, better cars to start racing games, and even a free 3-card pack for Hearthstone.  (more…)

Android Wear 2.0 Launch Pushed to 2017, Third Developer Preview Released

Android Wear 2.0, the major update for Google’s wearable OS that was unveiled at Google I/O this past May, officially got pushed back to “early 2017” this morning. When first announced, Google claimed that Android Wear 2.0 would launch this fall, but since Google I/O, we really haven’t heard much for when we should expect to see it rollout. While the news of it being pushed back is certainly a downer, there is a silver lining.  (more…)