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Grab LG’s G7 ThinQ for $70 less than you can anywhere else

This 64GB smartphone features three cameras, a 6.1-inch display, and 4GB RAM.

Who wants to pay over a thousand dollars for a device that will be outdated in a year? The unlocked LG G7 ThinQ 64GB Smartphone is on sale at B&H right now in Black for $429.99, saving you nearly $200 off its current price via Amazon. Other retailers such as Best Buy have it on sale for as low as $500. This well-rounded phone offers top-notch audio and tons of screen to binge Netflix or YouTube on, and today’s price makes for one of its best deals ever. Free expedited shipping is included with your purchase, as well as an Avoda Case which sells for $19.99 regularly.

The Platinum model of this phone is on sale today too, though you’ll have to spend an extra $20 for it as it’s priced at $449.99 currently.

The LG G7 ThinQ is equipped with a 6.1-inch QHD+ display, dual 16MP wide rear cameras with a glass lens, an 8MP front-facing camera, and DTS:X 3D surround sound. It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 4GB RAM, and 64GB storage with the ability to add a microSD card for up to 2TB of extra space. This is one device that still has a headphone jack too, along with a Quad DAC and a boombox speaker system. It runs Android 8.0 Oreo and can be upgraded to newer versions as they’re released.

Our review of the phone from last year gave the device 3.5 out of 5 stars with emphasis on its high price point of $750 at the time. Now at nearly $300 off the original cost, it’s fair to say it could have turned out even more positively had we considered it at this price.

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New FAA rule: Display your drone registration or face fines

FAA drone registration number placement

For more information, see the full article on Drone Rush.

Did you know you have to register your drone with the FAA before you fly in the United States? If you’ve ever been in control of a craft in the sky, I certainly hope you know this rule. Next, the FAA is stepping up the requirements, you’ll need to display your registration number before flight.

Going into effect February 25, 2019, all drones requiring registration will have to display the registration number on the exterior of the craft.

The concept is straightforward, or at least the explanation is. Your car has a license plate, manned aircraft have a tail number and now your drone has a little license plate of its own. These unique identifying numbers are designed to identify the owner of these machines, but only to authorized groups, such as law enforcement and air traffic control.

Your registration number must be visible on your drone.

The average person walking down the street cannot gather your name or address from your car license plate, and nor will they be able to do so from your drone registration number.

The name of the game is accountability. There are other benefits, such as helping identify the owner of a lost drone, but law enforcement is the main goal here. We’ve all heard stories of drones being used to harass people and fly in restricted areas resulting in the shutdown of airports and more. I am sure the folks stuck in the Gatwick airport would have loved to hear that a drone pilot was arrested and prosecuted for the delays. (If it even was a drone causing the grief, but that’s another story.)

Related: New drone? Things to know before you fly

DJI Mavic Pro registration number on propeller arm

What do you do?

While there is no rule on how to display your registration number, the FAA specifically mentions three possible techniques. You can engrave the registration number into the craft, you can use a label maker, or you can grab a marker and just start writing.

Of course, if you do not yet have your registration complete, you’ll have to start there.

Important reminder: If you fly your drone for pay, or are in any way compensated for your drone flight, and take photos or video from the sky — including collecting monetization from a YouTube video — that’s a commercial flight requiring your Part 107 drone license and to follow a different set of rules.

Read more: Learn more about commercial operations

I know this all sounds daunting, but it’s much easier in practice than it appears on paper, I promise. There’s no way around it — if you want to fly, you have to follow the rules.


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Eufy’s discounted mini smart plugs are perfect for beginners and experts

This is the smart plug to buy.

Eufy, a sub-brand of Anker, makes some great home accessories, and the company’s smart outlets are no exception. Mini smart plugs are some of the most popular options because they don’t take up much space and you can stack two of them on top of each other without any issue. For a limited time, you can pick up a two-pack of Eufy’s Mini Smart Plugs for $25.99 at Amazon, which is the lowest it’s ever sold for. That means you’ll be grabbing them at just $13 each in the process, which is a stellar deal considering a single smart plug sells for around $20 on average and has only dropped as low as $15 on its own. The two-pack regularly sells for $40 when not on sale.

You can control these plugs using the free Android or iOS app, or with your voice through Google Assistant or Amazon’s Alexa and a device like the Echo Dot. Smart plugs are great to have around to control lamps, small appliances, scent warmers, and so much more.

Ready to go all-in on some new smart home gear? Be sure to check out Eufy’s Lumos smart bulb for $21.96 and its ZOLO Halo Bluetooth speaker with Alexa built-in for $19.99.

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Eufy’s discounted mini smart plugs are perfect for beginners and experts

This is the smart plug to buy.

Eufy, a sub-brand of Anker, makes some great home accessories, and the company’s smart outlets are no exception. Mini smart plugs are some of the most popular options because they don’t take up much space and you can stack two of them on top of each other without any issue. For a limited time, you can pick up a two-pack of Eufy’s Mini Smart Plugs for $25.99 at Amazon, which is the lowest it’s ever sold for. That means you’ll be grabbing them at just $13 each in the process, which is a stellar deal considering a single smart plug sells for around $20 on average and has only dropped as low as $15 on its own. The two-pack regularly sells for $40 when not on sale.

You can control these plugs using the free Android or iOS app, or with your voice through Google Assistant or Amazon’s Alexa and a device like the Echo Dot. Smart plugs are great to have around to control lamps, small appliances, scent warmers, and so much more.

Ready to go all-in on some new smart home gear? Be sure to check out Eufy’s Lumos smart bulb for $21.96 and its ZOLO Halo Bluetooth speaker with Alexa built-in for $19.99.

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Android Q gestures might rely only on pill icon, no back button

The gesture navigation tools introduced with Android 9 Pie eliminated the need for the recent apps button. Now, the default gesture navigation configuration is down to two buttons: the home “pill” icon and the back button, which appears when needed.

However, according to some early Android Q code obtained by XDA Developers, the back button might not be around for the next iteration of Android.

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According to XDA’s research, the home button will act as the back button and the recent apps button all in one. Users will be able to slide the button to the left when they want to input a back action. The button slides slightly to the left and then snaps back, giving the user a kind of tactile feedback that the input was registered correctly.

Check it out here:

Additionally, a quick swipe of the pill icon to the right will swap you from the app you currently have open to the next-most-recent app on your list. Another swipe to the right will go to the app before that, and so on. If you perform this gesture while on the home screen (i.e., with no app in the foreground), the new recent apps screen will be shown, which will allow you to scroll through all your apps.

If this new navigation method is, in fact, what Android Q will eventually have, it will represent another major shift in how users navigate through Android. However, it could be that this is just early testing and the navigation system we saw in Android 9 Pie will end up in Android Q — it’s far too early to say this new method will be finalized.

What do you think? Do you use gestures in Android Pie? Do you think you could get used to the back button being gone? Let us know in the comments.

NEXT: Android Q: The top features we know about so far

Monument Valley creators working on two games, unlike Monument Valley

The studio behind the runaway smash hit gaming franchise Monument Valley, UsTwo, has revealed that work is ongoing for two new games. Both of these games are unlike either Monument Valley or Monument Valley 2.

In a new YouTube video produced by Red Bull, the UsTwo team talk at length about Monument Valley, the company’s success, and how pressure is mounting for it to create new games which aren’t directly connected to Monument Valley. However, the team does not have much to explicitly say about the two new games it is working on.

Check out the video for yourself below:

Lea Schönfelder, who is the project leader of one of the new games, says her game is about “bringing mobile games to the next level in terms of narrative.” David Fernández Huerta, the lead of the other game, describes his game as “inspired by real-life experiences.” Neither of the two designers gave anything more concrete than that, and no artwork or gameplay demos are shown in the video.

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Whatever the two new games end up being, there’s no question that UsTwo has a huge task in front of it: create a new game that has the same degree of success as Monument Valley while not pigeonholing itself into one type of game or style.

Although the team makes no concrete declaration in the video, Dan Green, the head of the studio, does mention that we’ll know “next year” if the team was able to meet these lofty expectations.

Monument Valley and Monument Valley 2 are both available from the Google Play Store with a retail price of $3.99 and $4.99 respectively:

Should you buy a discounted Moto G6 in 2019?

Best answer: Yes! The Moto G6 is one of those phones that really, truly delivers everything you need in a smartphone at a reasonable price. The debut of the Moto G7 series has discounted the price of the Moto G6 to $180, making it an excellent choice in 2019.

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The Moto G6 is still a great phone in 2019

The Moto G6 comes with everything you’d expect in a phone: a Snapdragon 450, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 3000mAh battery, a 12MP rear camera, a fingerprint sensor, and a 5.7-inch 720p display. Let’s address the elephant in the room: is the Snapdragon 450 platform powerful enough to do what needs to get done? The answer is yes.

While it may seem like it’s a significant downgrade from the Moto G5 Plus’ Snapdragon 625, it’s basically the same chip. The only major difference is the speed of the individual cores — they run at 1.8GHz compared to the 2.0GHz on the SD625. In real-world use, the two chips are indistinguishable. But the Snapdragon 450 has all the same power efficiencies of modern Qualcomm chips.

The Moto G6 is a $200 phone that looks, feels, and performs like one double the price.

If you don’t know what all this means, don’t sweat it: just know that the Moto G6 is plenty fast enough for gaming, Instragramming, and everything else you need a phone to do.

The Moto G6 isn’t lacking when it comes to battery life either. The 3,000mAh battery is plenty big on its own, but combined with the Snapdragon 450 and Motorola’s power-efficient build of Android, you’re not going to need to worry about battery life.

That said, the phone does have a few downsides: First, the screen isn’t amazing, and it doesn’t get bright enough to easily use outdoors, so if you spend a lot of time in the sun, this probably isn’t the phone for you. Second, Motorola isn’t great about releasing software updates, so don’t expect to receive monthly, or even quarterly, security patches.

The Moto G6 is still running Oreo, and there’s no mention of when the Pie update will be available for the device.

There’s a 12MP main camera with an f/1.8 lens for depth of field, and there’s also a secondary rear sensor that provides depth information for features like portrait mode and color cut-out. The second sensor isn’t great, and neither are the portrait photos that come from it, but the primary one is good enough that it doesn’t matter.

Finally, the phone works on all major U.S. carriers, so once you buy it you don’t have to worry about whether it will work if you switch providers.

Our pick

Moto G6

$180 at Amazon

Everything you need, nothing you don’t

The Moto G6 continues to be a great choice in 2019, particularly now that it’s on sale for under $200. You get decent performance, all-day battery life, compatibility with all four major carriers, and one of the best cameras in this segment.

Top Kindle reads are available starting at just $2 today

Digital deals.

Amazon, through the end of the day, is offering a selection of top Kindle reads at a discount. Prices start at only $1.99 and there are three pages of items to choose from.

Did you know that Amazon’s Kindle Reading app is free? You can download it and use it on iOS, Android, Mac, and PC devices. You don’t need a Kindle to take advantage of discounted eBooks. If you have any no-rush shipping digital credits, you can apply them to Kindle titles too.

As one example, Emily Carpenter’s novel Burying the Honeysuckle Girls is available for $1.99. It usually would cost you about $5 and has great customer reviews. An excerpt of Amazon’s description reads: Gripping and visceral, this unforgettable debut delves straight into the heart of dark family secrets and into one woman’s emotional journey to save herself from a sinister inheritance.

Be sure to check out the entire sale before the deals expire tonight. For more Kindle goodness, check out these free Kindle books.

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Top Kindle reads are available starting at just $2 today

Digital deals.

Amazon, through the end of the day, is offering a selection of top Kindle reads at a discount. Prices start at only $1.99 and there are three pages of items to choose from.

Did you know that Amazon’s Kindle Reading app is free? You can download it and use it on iOS, Android, Mac, and PC devices. You don’t need a Kindle to take advantage of discounted eBooks. If you have any no-rush shipping digital credits, you can apply them to Kindle titles too.

As one example, Emily Carpenter’s novel Burying the Honeysuckle Girls is available for $1.99. It usually would cost you about $5 and has great customer reviews. An excerpt of Amazon’s description reads: Gripping and visceral, this unforgettable debut delves straight into the heart of dark family secrets and into one woman’s emotional journey to save herself from a sinister inheritance.

Be sure to check out the entire sale before the deals expire tonight. For more Kindle goodness, check out these free Kindle books.

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