[Deal Alert] Samsung Gear 360 (2017) is just $149.99 ($80 off) on Amazon

360-degree videos still can’t be considered popular, but they’ve been becoming more widespread over the past few years. If you’d like to be at the forefront of the 360-degree video charge, Amazon is now offering the 2017 edition of the Gear 360 for just $ 149.99 – a solid $ 80 off the MSRP.

This newest version of the Gear 360 sports a handle instead of a tripod base, a pair of 8.4MP CMOS fisheye lenses, capable of 15MP photos and 4K video at 24fps.

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Your OnePlus 5T can’t play Netflix and Amazon Prime Video in HD – yet

Owners of OnePlus’ all-new bezel-less 5T flagship have discovered that the phone is unable to stream HD video from numerous streaming services, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Google Play Movies. That’s because it doesn’t come with support for Widevine Level 1 DRM, which is required for streaming HD content. The phone maker has currently implemented only Widevine Level 3 on the OnePlus 5 and 5T, so both handsets are stuck playing SD-resolution video from these streaming sources. That’s a bummer for folks who’ve shelled out $ 500 on OnePlus’ premium phones, and especially those who waited for the 5T, with…

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Should you say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ to your Amazon Echo or Google Home?

When you’re asking a digital assistant to do something for you, do you say “please?” How about “thank you?” It’s a question that’s been on my mind for a while, ever since I set up some smart lights in my apartment and started using Siri to turn them on and off. Demanding that my phone turn on and off the lights started feeling weird to say aloud, which got me to wondering: was I being rude to my smartphone?

To be clear, this isn’t some kind of “Be nice to Alexa or the robots will kill you during the inevitable uprising” thing. I know very well that Siri and Cortana are just a bundle of voice recognition software and algorithms, and that they’ll work just as well if I ask them to “Tell me the weather report, please” or just bark out a…

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Amazon running sale on Echo speakers, Fire devices, and more

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over, but that hasn’t stopped Amazon from offering some of its best ever deals on its devices.

Amazon is discounting its Echo hardware, including offering its best yet discounts on the Echo Show and Echo Plus. What’s notable about the deal on the Echo Plus is that it also includes a Philips Hue Bulb to get your smart home setup started.

If you’re looking for a cheaper way to give Amazon’s Alexa assistant a try, both the Amazon Echo (2nd Gen.) and Amazon Echo Dot are on sale as well.

Also on sale is Amazon’s Android-powered Fire tablets. The Fire 7, Fire HD 8, and Fire HD 10 are all being discounted, as are the Fire 7 Kids Edition and Fire HD 8 Kids Edition with their toughened shells.

Speaking of Fire-branded devices, Amazon is offering deals on its All-New Fire TV and Fire TV Stick with Alexa Remote, giving you a couple of options for a new set-top box device.

Some of the other notable device discounts being offered up by Amazon right now include the Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite, the Amazon Cloud Cam, and the Amazon Key system that includes a Cloud Cam and a smart lock.

Amazon’s got a full list of the deals that it’s offering on its devices, and you can see it at the link below. 

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Amazon sale offers discounts on Prime Exclusive phones like Nokia 6 and Moto X4

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Amazon’s Prime Exclusive phones are already cheaper than their non-Prime Exclusive counterparts, but for a limited time you can save even more money on select models.

Amazon is now running a sale on several of its Prime Exclusive Android phones. These include the Nokia 6, which will be on sale through December 24th, as well as the Moto G5 Plus, Moto X4, LG X Charge, and LG Q6, all of which will be on sale until December 23rd.

The discounts that are on offer vary depending on the phone, but they’re all a significant portion of the device’s normal price. And in the case of the Moto X4, it’s at its lowest price yet, including Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

All of these Amazon Prime Exclusive phones are sold unlocked. The Moto G5 Plus and Moto X4 are compatible with all four major U.S. carriers while the LG X Charge supports AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. The LG Q6 and Nokia 6 both support AT&T and T-Mobile.

Additionally, all of Amazon’s Prime Exclusive phones feature personalized deals and ads on their lock screens as well as preinstalled Amazon apps. Considering the discounts that you’re getting on these phones, though, some folks might not mind the Amazon ads and apps that come with ’em.

You can get a closer look at these five devices at the links below.

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