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Microsoft is giving away a $150 Store gift code with specific Surface devices, four weeks after offering the same deal on the same models - but buyers now have less time to redeem the code.
Following numerous discounts on its Surface devices in recent weeks, Microsoft is now offering up to $150 off certain models in its Surface Pro 4 range - but you'll have to be very quick...
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Google unveiled its new Pixel phones yesterday, including one model that stands out of the crowd. Unfortunately, the "really blue" Pixel will only be available in the US, in limited numbers.
Microsoft has marked down the Lumia 550 to just $99, which is $40 off of its normal price of $139. The offer is only valid for a week until October 9, so if you want one, you should get one now.
The United States has, for the first time, sentenced a terrorist-related hacker for stealing information about 1,300 US military personnel. Ardit Ferizi, has been handed a 20-year sentence.
Sony has announced pricing for its new Xperia XZ flagship in the US, and it's also available to pre-order in the UK. The device has a 5.2-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 820 SoC, 23MP camera, and more.
Sales of HP's new Windows 10 Mobile flagship in the US have reportedly been suspended, as the company is said to be working with Microsoft on new firmware to improve its camera and performance.
With an official recall process now underway, Samsung intends to resume sales of its fiery flagship in its home market of South Korea next week, and will reportedly do the same in the US next month.
There's certainly no shortage of deals on Surface devices at the Microsoft Store these days. Among various other offers, it's cut 10% off the most affordable Surface Book model, reducing it to $1,349.
You can now pre-order Sony's Xperia X Compact for $449.99. But before you do, bear in mind that the device - like the new Xperia XZ flagship - doesn't come with a fingerprint sensor in the US.
The United States Federal Aviation Administration has prohibited the use of Galaxy Note7 devices on aircraft. This was after the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall of the device.
If you've been thinking of buying a Surface Book or Pro 4, Microsoft's latest deal may be of interest. The company is now offering a free $150 gift code to those who purchase certain Surface models.
Microsoft originally said the Elite x3 would be released on Sep 12, though it later pushed that back to Sep 26 - but it seems the company has now begun shipments for those who already pre-ordered it.
After unveiling the Xperia XZ and X Compact a couple of weeks ago, Sony has confirmed that the two high-end handsets will launch in the US without the fingerprint sensors available in other markets.
Microsoft's latest Surface Pro 4 discount cuts $150 off the model with an Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM and 128GB storage, making it $50 cheaper than the entry-level Core m3 version.
If you've got your heart set on buying a Surface Book or Pro 4, but you can't quite bring yourself to pay full price, you might want to consider buying a refurbished model, for 15% less.
While Microsoft pushed back its shipments of the Elite x3 by two weeks earlier today, HP has opened pre-orders for its new Windows 10 Mobile flagship, and says it will begin shipping on September 7.
Microsoft opened pre-orders for the Elite x3 in the US last month, with a stated release date of September 12 - but shipments have now been delayed by two weeks, and won't begin until September 26.
Microsoft sued the US Department of Justice back in April over gagging orders. Now several big players including Apple, Mozilla and the EFF have come out in support of the software company.
While the Microsoft Store is selling the Band 2 at its full price of $249.99, you can get it elsewhere for a lot less. The health- and fitness-focused device is now available for as little as $140.
After permanently cutting $150 off the Lumia 950, and $200 off the 950 XL, this week, Microsoft has now slashed 25% off one of its more affordable Windows 10 Mobile devices - but only for a few days.
BlackBerry has cut a hefty chunk off the price of its Android flagship, the Priv, in several key markets, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and various parts of Europe.
T-Mobile quietly dropped HTC's latest flagship in July, just two months after its launch. The device is no longer listed on the carrier's site, and its stores say they're not expecting more stock.
With new Nexus handsets expected to be announced in the next few weeks, big discounts are popping up on the current models. The Nexus 6P is available with up to 27% off from two major US retailers.
Microsoft has cut $150 off one of its most affordable Surface Pro 4 models, making it $50 cheaper than the entry-level Core m3 version - and you can combine that offer with other deals too.
After much delay, the Starbucks app for Windows 10 Mobile is officially available. It enables users of the app to easily pay for their food and drinks using the app, as well as earn rewards.
Last week, Amazon offered the Band 2 exclusively to those with a Prime subscription for $144.99. Now, Microsoft's wearable device is available at that price for all buyers - but only in one size.
The European Commission has officially adopted the so-called EU-US Privacy Shield. This is a framework of digital data sharing between the two unions but critics say it doesn't offer any real privacy.
After unveiling the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 in Europe a couple of months ago, Samsung has now opened pre-orders for the mid-range Android tablet in the US, priced at $299.99 for the Wi-Fi model.
Marshmallow started rolling out worldwide last month. Huawei has now confirmed that the update - which includes EMUI 4.0, the newest version of its Android interface - is now available in the US.
Six weeks ago - for the fourth time in two months - Microsoft slashed 30% off its Band 2 in a deal that was due to end tomorrow, July 9... but the offer is sticking around for a while longer.
The NuAns NEO Windows 10 Mobile handset, with its unique design and covers, is finally going global. Those interested can get it for as little as $270 while supplies last on Kickstarter.
Various offers on a range of Microsoft products are ending on June 30 - the same day on which the company's 2016 fiscal year ends. But even if you miss out on these, more will no doubt be along soon.
A hacker is claiming to have stolen around 655,000 healthcare records from three US-based companies. The records were stored in plaintext and are now up for sale for other cyber criminals.
MobileFun is offering up to 50% off its luxury Mozo covers for the Lumia 950 and 950 XL in the US and UK - and Neowin readers can get an extra $5/£5 off each cover with our exclusive discount codes.
After advertising similar discounts since March, Microsoft is once again offering a generous 30% discount on Band 2 in the United States, saving customers $75 off the full price.
It's that time again - just over two weeks after its last deal ended for some Surface Pro 4 models, Microsoft has launched another round of discounts for certain configurations of the device.
Kantar Worldpanel's latest figures show that Windows phone sales plummeted by over 50% in five key EU markets in the first three months of the year - but Android sales are rising around the world.
HTC says it's started shipping the 10 in the US - but there's some ambiguity over its availability in the UK, where Amazon now says it will be released 12 days later than previously expected.
The US Supreme Court has ruled in favor of changes to some of the rules governing how the government can hack into devices. The new rules allow judges to give warrants outside of their jurisdictions.
BlackBerry has reduced the price of its Android flagship, the Priv, in the US, UK and several European markets - but the handset's price remains unchanged in the company's home country.
NSA chief Admiral Mike Rogers was in Israel last week to discuss closer ties between the NSA and its Israeli counterpart, Unit 8200. The meeting came after the US DoJ charged seven Iranian hackers.
After going on sale in the UK today, Samsung's ultra-thin Windows 10 tablet - featuring a 12-inch Super AMOLED with 2160x1440px, and a sleek 6.3mm-thick body - will be available in the US tomorrow.
Following its launch last month in various European markets, Microsoft has now quietly opened pre-orders for its newest Windows 10 Mobile handset, the Lumia 650, in the United States and Canada.
LG has announced that its new G5 flagship will go on sale in the US in early April, and for a limited time, those who buy the device will get a free extra battery and charging cradle with it.
After launching the PlayStation TV in Japan in 2013, and in other markets in late 2014, Sony has now confirmed that it terminated shipments of the device to the US and Europe at the end of last year.