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EngadgetJul 15, 2024
The best budget Android phone for 2024
One of the best things about the Android ecosystem is the availability of truly affordable phones for as little as $150. By comparison, the cheapest iPhone is based on a dated design and starts at $429. However, picking the right cheap Android phone can be a bit tricky, as reducing the price of a phone can sometimes result in too many trade-offs when compared to flagship phones. So to give you a hand, we tested a bunch of the most popular options and put together a list of the best budget Android phones you can buy.

How low should you go? We tend to define a budget phone as costing between $150 and $350. Any lower and the device runs the risk of suffering from too many compromises, and above that, you cross over to pricier midrange handsets (if you're open to spending more, we shouted out a couple of our favorites at the very end of this guide).

But for those with a little wiggle room, there are some things to consider. For example, a child may be better off with a cheaper device, especially if it's intended mainly for emergencies or texting parents (and not social media). On the higher end of this price spectrum, sub-$350 phones have come a long way thanks to improved performance, better cameras, fast charging, and nicer displays. This makes them a viable alternative to premium flagships, even if you have the freedom to spend more.

What to look for in a budget Android phone When it comes to cheap phones, y


CNET NewsJul 14, 2024
Best Prime Day Monitor Deals: Get Discounts on Acer, Dell, Samsung and More at Amazon
Getting a new monitor is one way to give your productivity and gaming a boost, and there are great ones on sale for Prime Day.

CNET How ToJul 14, 2024
Best Amazon Device Deals for Prime Day: Find Early Discounts on Kindle, Fire TV, Echo, Ring and More
Amazon is rolling out deals on security cameras, tablets, smart speakers and many more of its products this week for Prime Day.

CNET NewsJul 14, 2024
Prime Day Deals Under $50: Score Yourself Some Saturday Bargains on Home Tech, Fitness Equipment, Outdoor Essentials and More
Grab your top picks on Amazon for less than $50 before they're gone. These Prime Day sales include discounts on a variety of products from fashion and fitness to home and kids' essentials.

CNET NewsJul 14, 2024
Best Target Circle Week Deals: Save on Apple, Lenovo and More Top Tech Products
It may be Amazon Prime Day time, but there's still time to grab great deals from Target's sale.

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EngadgetJul 14, 2024
There's finally a retro PC emulator on the App Store
The retro PC game emulator UTM SE is now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and Apple Vision Pro, marking the first time Apple has allowed a PC emulator for iOS onto its marketplace, per The Verge. UTM SE will let you run classic PC games, but you'll first need to either download a pre-built virtual machine — several of which UTM offers for free on its website — or you can create your own from scratch.


SlashDotJul 14, 2024
Apple Approves PC/Linux/Mac-Emulating App 'UTM SE' for App Store, Reversing Earlier Rejection


PC World Latest NewsJul 14, 2024
Best 4K monitors 2024: HDR, 144Hz, budget, and best overall

After extensive testing, I've determined that the recommendations listed below are the best 4K monitors available today, covering a variety of budgets and use cases. If you're looking for additional options, see our roundups of the best monitors overall, the best gaming monitors, and the best monitor deals. 

Also, make sure you optimize the ergonomics and comfort while viewing that new 4K monitor with a proper monitor arm for your desktop setup. Check out our roundup of best monitor arms to see our top picks.

Updated July 14, 2024: See our recent review of Gigabyte's Aorus FO32U2. This is a superb gaming monitor, but in a sea of similar 4K QD-OLED display panels, you need to really nail the extras to stand out.



Mac RumorsJul 14, 2024
Popular Delta Retro Game Emulator Officially Comes to iPad
Game emulator Delta, which has been a hit among retro gaming enthusiasts on iPhone, is now officially available for iPad, following an app update to version 1.6.


CNET NewsJul 14, 2024
I Tried Amazon's Prime Day AI Assistant, and Found It Lacking
The generative AI shopping assistant, called Rufus, seems to do best with specific products and suggested queries.

EngadgetJul 10, 2024
Microsoft's Xbox 360 stores will close up shop on July 29
Get ready to feel old and/or cluttered, depending on how many consoles are hooked up to your game room TV right now. The Xbox 360 Store and Marketplace are coming to a close later this month. Microsoft announced this last year and put an official end date of July 29, according to its official FAQ page. In case you didn't notice, the end of July is fast approaching.

All of the games, DLC and any gaming tidbits for Microsoft's second generation console won't be available to purchase or download on the Xbox 360 console. Your games and movie purchases are still safe, however, if you've got any throwback titles on your Xbox One or Series X/S console. You can also still watch your purchased movies and shows on Windows 10 and 11 devices.

Phew! For a minute there, I thought I might not be able to play NBA Jam: On Fire Edition on my Xbox One. Running an even bigger headed Dirk Nowitski up and down the court is the only way to let out the frustrations from my day (and the last NBA Finals) without breaking stuff.

Microsoft first announced the shuttering of the Xbox 360 Store and Marketplace last year. It may be unrelated, but Microsoft has had a tough year on the Xbox side. Most recently, the company announced a price increase for its Game Pass Ultimate game buffet and online live plan from $17 a month to $20 and its Game Pass Core plan from $60 to $75. The Game Pass Core plan also includes access to PC games and comes w


Mac RumorsJul 10, 2024
Early Prime Day Discounts Hit M2 iPad Air Models at Up to $90 Off
Apple's M2 iPad Air models are just a few months old, and Amazon has up to $90 off select models this week. We're tracking all-time low prices across the entire Wi-Fi M2 iPad Air lineup, although the steepest discounts will be found on 13-inch models.

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