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Lilbits: Goodbye Yahoo Groups, hello Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G, and a PSA

There’s some phone news, a farewell to an old-school internet service, and a reminder that some of the best Prime Day deals are for Amazon’s somewhat-hackable Fire tablets. But first, a public service announcement. If you live in the United States, you have until October 15 to fill out the 2020 Census. That date has […]

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Amazon Prime Day Deals

Disclosure: Some links on this page are monetized by the Amazon and Skimlinks affiliate programs. Amazon Prime Day takes place from October 13 to 14, 2020 with discounts on hundreds of items sold by Amazon across a range of product categories. That means you can save on everything from laptops and tablets to kitchen goods […]

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Daily Deals (8-12-2020)

Amazon’s Fire tablets are on sale for up to $50 off this week. And if you don’t feel like hacking your tablet to add the Google Play Store, you can save $18 on the Lenovo Tab M8 FHD Android tablet at the moment. Here are some of the day’s best deals. Tablets Amazon Fire HD […]

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Daily Deals (2-17-2020)

Presidents Day sales started a week or two ago, but today is the official date of the US holiday, so if you’re looking for a deal on laptops, tablets, headphones, charging accessories, or other gadgets… I guess they’re still on sale. Anyway, Lenovo is selling a Windows laptop for $150 today. Best Buy has a […]

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Amazon Fire tablet hacking resources (Fall 2019 edition)

As usual, Amazon is offering deep discounts on Fire tablets for the holiday shopping season. And as usual, some folks would like Amazon’s tablets better if they worked a bit more like other Android tablets. Amazon Fire tablets run a fork of Android called Fire OS. That means they have an Amazon-designed user interface and ship […]

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A new Amazon tablet hits the FCC (Probably Fire HD 10 2019)

The Amazon Fire HD 10 is the most powerful model in Amazon’s tablet lineup. It has the fastest processor, the most RAM and storage space, and the highest resolution display. But it’s also the oldest current-gen Amazon Fire tablet, having last received a hardware refresh way back in 2017. It looks like that could change […]

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Amazon Fire tablet hacks: Google Play, Root, Recovery, and ROMs

Amazon’s Fire tablets are arguably some of the best cheap tablets worth buying, thanks to a combination of decent displays, specs, and performance and low starting prices (which are even lower on Prime Day or during other sales). The Amazon Fire 7 has a list price of $50, but you can pick one up for […]

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Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017) hack: bootloader unlock, root, and recovery tools

It’s been a busy few months for Amazon Fire tablet hackers. After discovering a vulnerability affecting a group of MediaTek processors, independent developers figured out how to unlock the bootloader and root the latest Amazon Fire HD 8 and Fire 7 tablets… and then the 2nd-gen Amazon Fire TV Stick for good measure. Now it’s […]

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Daily Deals (3-13-2019)

Rakuten is running a 20-percent off sale on home & outdoor products when you use the coupon code HOME20 at checkout. Savings top out at $40, but that’s enough to bring down the price of a Google Home Hub smart display to $119, a Google WiFi mesh WiFi router 3-pack to $219, or a 2-pack […]

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Daily Deals (11-27-2018)

Cyber Monday is over and Giving Tuesday is here. But retailers are continuing to offer sales. HP, Dell, and Lenovo are all still running some form of “Cyber Week” sale. And Amazon’s got a few nice bundle deals going. Today you can pick up a 2-pack of Amazon Fire TV Sticks for $50 or a […]

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Hacking Amazon’s Fire tablets (Black Friday 2018 edition)

Amazon’s Fire tablets already offer a lot of bang for the buck, with list prices starting as low as $50. But this week Amazon is offering deep discounts on most of its Fire tablet lineup as part of a Black Friday sale. Starting November 22nd you’ll be able to pick up a Fire 7 tablet for […]