/e/ is selling Google-free Android phones (in Europe)

It’s hard to develop a new smartphone operating system from scratch. But forking one is another story. So when developer Gaël Duval wanted to create a smartphone operating system that emphasized privacy, he started with Android… and then stripped all the proprietary Google services he could. The result is a platform he calls /e/ which […]

Google Store begins selling refurbished products (1-year warranty and discounted prices)

Google’s first-party hardware is pretty good… but not particularly cheap. Prices for a Google Pixelbook start at $999, for example, and a 3-pack of Google WiFi mesh networking routers runs $259. But now there’s a cheaper option — buy refurbished models from the Google Store and you can save some money while still getting the […]

Deals of the Day (9-11-2017)

Refurbished devices are almost always cheaper than new products, but sometimes they’re a lot cheaper… like right now. That’s because Newegg is running a sale on refurbished products that includes deep discounts and free shipping. Keep in mind that you typically get shorter warranty periods when you buy refurbished, and some items such as batteries and hard […]

Refurb Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones with smaller batteries launching in Korea soon

Samsung is getting ready to recoup some of the costs, and diminish some of the environmental damage caused by last year’s recall of millions of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. After it was determined that some phones were catching fire due to battery issues, the company recalled the phone and worked with wireless carriers to remotely […]