Save 17% on a loaded HP Pavilion 15 laptop with Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD

Amazon is now selling the HP Pavilion 15 laptop for just $764.36, a price that will get you 20% less on this machine than you might otherwise pay.

This means that you can now save $185 without doing anything special. There are no discount codes or on-screen coupons required, so just place your order as you normally would for any other product and then wait for your laptop to arrive at your doorstep. But be sure to do it soon, Amazon isn’t saying when this deal will end and that means it could happen at any moment.

Buy: HP Pavilion 15 Laptop, 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1255U Processor from Amazon: $764.36 | Original price: $950

Get work done on the go and experience thoughtful entertainment with an Intel Core processor, stunning graphics and rich audio in a compact laptop that you can seamlessly log into from anywhere with the touch of your finger.

At the time of writing, the HP Pavilion 15 laptop has over 150 reviews on Amazon with a combined rating of 4.3 stars out of a possible five. this too Amazon’s Choice In his section, too. If you’re in the market for a 15-inch laptop, this is one worth taking the time to check out.

When you do that you get a machine with 512GB of storage, 16GB of RAM and a 12th-generation Intel Core i7-1255U CPU inside. It has a fingerprint reader and an HD webcam and also comes with Windows 11 Pro pre-installed.

Again, we don’t know when Amazon intends to exit this deal, and that means you risk missing out if you place your order too late. Enter now to avoid possible disappointment.

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Google has removed the Google Duo icon again

My wife texted me on Friday asking what the name of the app was that she used to call me every day because she couldn’t find it. The app she needed to find was Google Duo, which was discontinued by Google in August, only to be brought back in icon form a few weeks later because people (like my wife) were still trying to figure it out.

As it turns out, an update sent this weekend has once again removed the Google Duo icon from the app drawer (and apparently on some home screens).

For me, the Duo icon I had on my home screen at the end of August has been replaced by Meet. I’m running a Pixel 7, though I’m not sure that matters much. My phone seemed to automatically switch back to Meet, while his phone was there something Funny that threw him. He said he was wondering what the sudden missing space on his home screen was and this change must have happened.

So Google is apparently trying it again, hoping that you and your friends and family (and my wife) will all remember that Duo is gone and Meet is here to replace it.

The strange thing about removing Duo and then bringing it back to remove it again is that Google seems to have done it without any other warning. Remember that when Duo was first rolling out, they filled the app with warnings about the Meet rebranding. This time it’s just – BOOM! All rights reserved.

So long again, dear friend, Duo.

You can now buy an iPhone 14 Pro with an embedded Rolex watch for $133K

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(Photo: Caviar)
When you picture the word “luxury”, what do you see? What about “obscene luxury”? For some, the resulting image is of a new iPhone with a Rolex embedded in the back, thanks to a bespoke smartphone customization company that has started offering just that.

Caviar, a Russian design atelier known for its over-the-top smartphone modifications, has officially put its latest release up for sale: an iPhone 14 Pro with a Rolex Cosmograph Daytona face on the back. Referred to as Daytona for short, the phone’s body has been completely redesigned to include eight diamonds, 18-carat gold and many other extravagant touches.

The inspiration for the composition is the Rolex focal point itself. Normally $41,000 on its own, the Cosmograph Daytona was originally designed as the “ultimate timing tool for endurance racing drivers” and it shows in Caviar’s design. Above the watch face sit three decorative dials representing a speedometer, fuel gauge and oil indicator. Decorative dashboard switches stud the bottom of the case just above the Caviar logo, which is embossed in double-plated gold. Beneath the Daytona’s shiny metal accents is a titanium body with black physical vapor deposition (PVD) coating, the latter of which is the mainstay of many Rolex pieces.

(Photo: Caviar)

Although undesirable, Daytona Caviar is in line with what consumers (or perhaps, confused observers) have come to expect from the brand. Previous releases of Caviar have included bits of meteorites, pieces of Tesla vehicles, and components from the original iPhone. Its much more “affordable” (ie $7,000) phones and cases use real gold. Caviar has even ventured into the pseudoscience department by offering a unit that claims to protect the user from smartphone radiation.

There are probably about three people on the planet who both find the Daytona attractive and have $133,670 in disposable funds to buy it. Lucky for them, Caviar has made exactly three units available. As with the rest of the company’s products, each order is handled by a personal consultant who oversees the transaction from payment to package delivery—so don’t worry, this precious cargo won’t get lost in the mail.

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Apple’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide is now live

Apple has shared details on its new 2022 holiday gift guide, complete with iPhones, iPads and Apple watches decked out in traditional holiday attire.

The new Holiday Gift Guide is available on Apple’s website and serves as a way to select gifts for family and friends.

Apple Stores around the world are also getting involved, offering customized shopping experiences for those who want to visit a store and talk to someone.

Apple also confirmed that they’ve extended their return policy for the season, allowing those who make eligible purchases today to return them until January 8, 2023. This means that people can buy gifts safe in the knowledge that they can return them. For exchange or refund if necessary. Apple notes that any products purchased through carrier financing are not included here.

The holiday spirit continues with the sharing of a carols covered playlist on Apple Music, while Apple TV+ movies Spirited and other holiday content will also be available to watch on the streaming service.

Apple Fitness+ is also getting in on the act, with Apple suggesting that people use the service to “get a jump on your New Year’s goals”. More than 3,000 workouts and medications are available, and people don’t even need to use an Apple Watch with iOS 16.1 installed on their iPhone.

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The Pixel 7 has saved a disappointing 2022

Thank you, Pixel 7. Thank you for helping to end 2022 on a fun note that would have otherwise left me sleepy, tossing and tucking into bed while trying to wrap my brain around the idea that 2023 will be more exciting and less depressing.

As 2022 began, things began on an unusual note, perhaps setting the tone for the rest of the year. You may recall that OnePlus quickly announced the OnePlus 10 Pro, only for China with no word on when it might show up in the US. Since OnePlus was mostly known as a brand with a US focus, this was strange.

The phone finally launched in the US in April and I liked it quite a bit. It was one of my early favorites of the year, but OnePlus only launched the lowest-spec model initially and left us with questions about software plans. We now know that OnePlus phones will only run ColorOS from OPPO and nothing like the experience that once helped us truly enjoy the brand.

As much as I loved the 10 Pro, when we write about OnePlus phones, our readers are quick to express their displeasure that the brand has evolved from a small and unassuming Android player who caters to a niche enthusiast audience, to a phone company that’s entirely a big, Samsung- esque personality has taken on.

I’m still going to pull for OnePlus to integrate because they make great performing hardware and there are very few players like it. But people, they have to change direction quickly.

Galaxy S22 - OnePlus 10 Pro

But backing up for a second, Samsung wasn’t far behind OnePlus in announcing their first phone of the year, the Galaxy S22. It was almost a big deal, thanks to the Galaxy S22 Ultra reviving the Galaxy Note brand. And as good as the S22 Ultra was, it was really just another Note phone with few differences and few differences from the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra launched a year ago.

Look, I know this will upset some people, because people love the S22 Ultra and the older Note series. I’m just saying it wasn’t attractive – it was a rebrand of an old brand that was still alive.

As for the S22 and S22+, they were excellent. The S22 was a non-starter as it had the worst battery life of a phone since the Pixel 4. The S22+ was actually solid and I used one for a while for the Pixel 7 launch. But let’s be honest, none of the S22 phones were “new” or different or exciting. This was the 2nd year in a row of this design.

If we’re sticking with Samsung, you all know about the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4, two other really impressive foldable phones. They are the best foldables in the business and I even convinced my wife to ditch her Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and switch to the Flip 4. He likes it (I think) and always tells me how people comment it’s cool but like the S22 series, there wasn’t much new. If I were to list the major differences between this year’s models from the Fold 3 and Flip 3, the list wouldn’t be long.

Basically what I’m getting at with Samsung’s 2022 line-up is that we’ve got a lot of refinement and not a lot of excitement.

Moving on from Samsung now, we have to talk about the biggest disappointment of 2022. There are two and they were also the devices I was looking forward to the most because they were new. I’m talking about nothing and OSOM.

2022 is going to be a year that includes two new phone makers, which is a big deal in an industry that rarely sees a new name pop-up. I was genuinely excited about these two companies. I was itching to try a new phone from a company not known as Samsung or Google or OnePlus or Apple or Motorola. And then, well, you know what happened.

Phone (1) revealed nothing, a mid-ranger that was less mid-range than other mid-rangers and would never make it to the US. The phone launch was filled with an outrageous level of trollout features and then landed with a back panel lighting gimmick that no normal person would ever see, because normal non-crazy people don’t put their phones down on a surface. Its software was lacking, the camera was subpar, and again, you couldn’t buy one in the US.

When it comes to OSOM, the story is even sadder. For those not in the know, OSOM is a phone company run by a whole bunch of ex-Essential crew, that created one of those rare phones, as flawed as they are, that we mysteriously love. But since OSOM said all the right things in the years leading up to the launch of their first phone, we had high hopes. We thought it could be an Essential Phone 2 revival without all the problems of the Essential Phone.

When OSOM started touting their upcoming phone with a privacy focus, we were worried it might be crypto. I half-jokingly said in an article that if it flips to crypto, we’ll never talk about it again. I guess I’m breaking my rules, but this part of the 2022 story needs to be mentioned again.

In case you missed it, because we haven’t mentioned it since the news broke, OSOM went crypto bro with their first phone and let a company called Solana brand it. It is now known as Solana Saga. The phone is scheduled to release in 2023 for $1,000, and yes, we don’t have much else to say about it.

We’ve got a Pixel 6a in there, a few new Motorola phones, another OnePlus phone, and that’s about it. None of this was a big deal. 2022 is almost done putting us to bed.

iPhone 14 Pro - Pixel 7

Thankfully, as you know by opening, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro saved it all. For me personally, it was the Pixel 7 in particular that ended 2022 on a high note. I love this phone. It’s priced in a way that no other phone can match. It has an amazing camera and performance and software experience that tops them all. Its design has been refined a lot this year too, in a way that feels premium beyond the price you pay for it. If you want more details about all that, you should read my review.

But how did I know that this Pixel 7 really won me over the moment I hit “publish” on that review? Most of the year, whenever I’m done testing a phone, I almost always put it down and reach for something else. Nothing could hold my attention this year.

For example, when I finished with the S22 Ultra I switched to an iPhone 13 Pro. When I finished with the OnePlus 10 Pro, I switched it off, then back on it, and then on a Galaxy S22+. Then I tested a Motorola phone before switching back to the iPhone – same for the Pixel 6a. With the Flip 4, I actually thought it might be the phone going forward, but then the iPhone 14 Pro dropped and I traded-in to give it a bit of a run. I haven’t touched the Flip 4 since.

The Pixel 7 landed on my front porch for review in early October and I haven’t put it down. I finished my review a week ago, after testing it for about a month, and briefly reached for something else before heading back to the 7 in a few hours. I am addicted to it. I am addicted to camera and smoothness. It probably also helps that I love the Pixel watch that comes with it, but its size and its stupid yellow color and a Pixel feature drop are just around the corner. I have no complaints about the Pixel 7 today.

You might ask, “Well what’s so exciting about it, though? Isn’t it like the Pixel 6?” You are right to think of it. The Pixel 7 isn’t reinventing the smartphone or dramatically changing it from last year’s Pixel line. But what Google did was ultimately right. They finally made it The The phone we hoped they could. And that’s why it’s exciting. We finally get to see where The The phone can go from Google (again) without worrying so much about what went wrong.

I hope I didn’t offend all the Samsung fans in the building, because the phones they released in 2022 were great phones, they just didn’t do anything new. I don’t know if 2023 will be different, but what I do know is that the Pixel 7 stole the show and I’m not sure anything on the horizon can steal it back.

The Sony PlayStation VR2 launches in February 2023 for $549

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Meta is getting the most attention in the VR space as CEO Mark Zuckerberg bets his company’s future on his nebulous vision for the “Metaverse.” Sony is still developing VR for games though. The company’s long-awaited PlayStation VR2 headset has been fully revealed, with pre-orders starting later this month. It won’t cost you Meta Quest Pro money, but it’s not cheap either.

The PS VR2 has the same basic aesthetic as Sony’s last headset — a wraparound plastic visor with a Holo-style strap. While the first-generation PS VR used Move controllers (which look like glowing microphones), the PS VR2 has its own handle-shaped Sense controller with sensor rings and adaptive triggers (similar to the PS5 controller). The base PS VR2 bundle will set you back $549.99, and that goes up to $599.99 if you pick up the version bundled with Horizon Call of the Mountain. Sony will also have a $50 charging dock for the Sense controller.

Sony says the PS VR2 is designed with visual fidelity and immersion in mind. It has an OLED screen with a resolution of 2000 x 2040 pixels per eye. That’s a huge upgrade from the paltry 960 x 1080 pixels per eye offered by the original. Even the $1,500 Quest Pro lags slightly behind the PS VR2 with 1800 x 1920 pixels per eye. PS VR2 supports up to 120Hz refresh rate, adjustable IPD, and eye tracking via an IR camera. Also, Sony says it has added a vent to the design that will improve airflow and make the headset more comfortable to wear for long periods of time.

The main difference between the PS VR2 and Meta’s current VR products is that Sony’s headset is a PlayStation accessory. You must connect it to the PlayStation 5 via a USB-C cable, allowing it to act as a fancy monitor on your face. This makes it less portable and convenient than standalone VR, but you won’t have to worry about battery life, and the visual quality will be better than what you’d get with a souped-up mobile processor powered headset.

Sony will begin taking pre-orders for the PS VR2 on November 15 via online stores in the US, UK, France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. It will be available in other countries at the same time, but specifications will depend on local retailers. The headset, games, and accessories will begin shipping on February 22, 2023. Sony expects PS VR2 to have around 20 games ready at launch next year

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Bag an Amazfit GTR 3 smartwatch with $50 off and pay only $129

Amazon is offering the Amazfit GTR 3 smartwatch for just $129.99 right now, and you don’t need to enter a discount code or clip an on-screen coupon to take advantage of that price, you just need to be an Amazon Prime subscriber. If you don’t, you will unfortunately pay the full price.

Amazon will normally sell the Amazfit GTR 3 smartwatch for around $180 which means that Amazon Prime customers can save $50 and 28% by ordering now. But be sure to do it soon, this deal has no published expiration date so be sure to place that order soon. Delay, and there’s a chance you could end up paying more than you should.

Buy: Amazfit GTR 3 Smart Watch from Amazon: $129.99 | Original price: $180

Set alarms, ask a question, get a translation and more with Alexa, all built into the Amazfit GTR 3 smartwatch. If you’re out and about and don’t have internet access, the smartwatch has an offline voice assistant for you to perform actions like engaging sports mode or opening the health metrics feature with voice commands.

At the time of writing, the Amazfit GTR 3 smartwatch has over 170 reviews on Amazon with a combined rating of 4.4 stars out of a possible five. That’s a great rating, and it’s easy to see why it’s such a popular product.

Featuring activity tracking capabilities as well as health metrics, this watch has everything you need to keep tabs on your body. You will also do this with the 1.39-inch HD AMOLED display.

Again, Amazon isn’t saying when this deal ends so check out this deal now before it’s too late.

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Would you pay $20/month for Twitter verification?

Twitter has a lot going on thanks to its new owner, but let me say right now that we’re here Droid life Don’t plan to report on every piece of news that comes out of there. There are enough outlets posting about all the crap Elon Musk takes and frankly, I couldn’t care less. However, a reported move on the platform soon directly affected my Twitter account and Droid Life account, so it seems important enough to share.

A report said that it increased through the weekend PlatformerBack up by then edge, Twitter may soon implement a $20/month price bump for Twitter Blue subscriptions to keep accounts verified on the platform. Once the change happens, which could be very soon, accounts will have 90 days to pay $20/month or lose verification.

Musk reportedly set a November 7 deadline for the “feature” to be rolled out, and if the Twitter staff in charge don’t meet that deadline, they will be fired. No, I’m not kidding, that’s what’s being reported.

As it detailed, this $20/month cost would be entirely for Twitter Blue, not just an additional tier for verified users. Instead of $5/month getting you the ability to edit tweets, Twitter Blue will then verify users and give them the coveted blue checkmark and all the other Twitter Blue features. In short, you pay a monthly fee for verification. Depending on how you look at it, you can probably see it as both good and bad. Some see it as a misinformation hellhole, while others see it as a way to buy a status on the platform.

Personally, Twitter can get my verified check back. I don’t care that much. Paying $20/month for that cesspool of toxicity is last on my to-do list. I have gone 33 years without paying Elon Musk directly. I’m going to try and keep at it.

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AMD is rumored to launch two high-end RDNA3 GPUs this week

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It’s been a glorious grace period unlike any other in the PC hardware universe. We’ve seen powerful new CPU architectures from both Intel and AMD within weeks of each other. We witnessed the launch of the unabashedly powerful RTX 40-series. It’s been an exciting time to be a PC gamer.

Now there’s just one more highly anticipated arrival that will effectively wrap up the party: AMD’s next-gen GPUs. These will be something truly special: the first chiplet-based GPUs for consumers. The 7900X was an obvious product, but the existence of a second, more powerful GPU is the big news here. AMD seems to be following Nvidia’s strategy of launching two high-end cards first. As you may recall, Nvidia previously “unlaunched” the third 40-series GPU.

Recent rumors indicate that AMD will launch the RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT this week. Yes, that’s a lot of Xs. It surprisingly brings back the XTX moniker, which it hasn’t used since 2006 for the X1900 XTX. Both GPUs will apparently take the RTX 4090 at the top of the stack for RDNA3. Both GPUs will be Navi31, which is the big die in the family. The XTX version will be the full version of the chip, the XT version being slightly cut-down. The flagship should come with 24GB of 20Gb/s memory on a 384-bit memory bus, which is in line with previous rumours. This should give it about a terabyte of memory bandwidth. This number does not include its infinite cache benefits.

This fan-made render of the flagship Navi31 GPU looks stunning. (Photo: @technetium)

According to TechSpot, this time it is expected to offer up to 96MB of cache. This is a small reduction from the 128MB offered on the 6900 XT. However, it can use its V-Cache technology to stack things vertically. It was previously rumored that it might offer as much as 384MB, which would be really nuts. The XTX card is said to have 12,288 streaming processors. That’s more than double the 5,120 found in the previous flagship; Radeon RX 6900 XT. Its energy consumption is still a big unknown here. Previously AMD said it would move up this generation. Since the 6900 XT was a 300W card, we can comfortably predict that it will be 375W or more.

The cut-down XT version will use 20GB of GDDR6 memory across a narrower 320-bit bus. It will reportedly offer 800GB of memory bandwidth, which is more than the RTX 4080’s 16GB, not accounting for the Infinity cache benefit. This card may land among Nvidia’s top GPUs, though. It will offer 10,752 stream processors, more than double the 6800 XT’s 4,680.

Notably, neither GPU will use the new 12VHPWR connector. Instead, it uses the tried-and-true eight- and six-pin connectors we all have now. This will come as good news for those who follow GPU news. Nvidia is currently embroiled in a controversy over melting its 4-in-1 PCIe power adapter. This is believed to be caused by a suboptimal soldering job on the wires inside the plug entering the card. Due to the hullabaloo, an AMD executive confirmed on Twitter that it is not using a 12-pin connector.

Sadly, we must inform you that although AMD is announcing these GPUs on November 3, it may take another month for them to reach retail markets. Noted tipster Greymon55 recently posted That they won’t sell until December. They were originally supposed to be offered in late November, two weeks after the release. Pricing and board availability are still TBD, but we’ll find out soon.

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