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Sprint’s first deal on the iPhone X offers a $350 discount if you trade in your old phone

  • Preorders for Apple’s iPhone X start this Friday at 3AM ET, and we’re starting to see the first carrier deals for the upcoming smartphone. First up is Sprint, which will be offering a deal through its Sprint Flex leasing for $22.22 per month for 18 months with a trade in of an older device.

    Like Sprint’s deals on the iPhone 8, though, it’s important to point out that the discounted price is only for the first 18 months. If you want to keep the phone outright, instead of trading in to Sprint for a new lease (which you can do after 12 months on the Sprint Flex lease), you’ll have to pay out the last six months at the full $41.62 per month (roughly) price. That said, at the end of the day, you’re getting a 64GB iPhone X — which retails for...

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Author Delilah S. Dawson on creating Captain Phasma’s backstory

  • When The Force Awakens hit theaters in 2015, many moviegoers came away from the film disappointed by one character: Captain Phasma. The imposing stormtrooper captain was hyped as a formidable force on the battlefield, but ultimately ended up aiding the Resistance when threatened by one of her former soldiers, Finn.

    In Delilah S. Dawson’s new novel Phasma, readers are given new insight into where the character came from, and just what motivates her. As it turns out, Phasma isn’t a die-hard First Order loyalist: she escaped from a hellish life on a post-apocalyptic planet when the First Order presented an opportunity for a better life.

    At New York Comic Con, I sat down with Dawson to chat about the book, and what she hoped to reveal...

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Become a UX/UI design master for under $40

  • Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.

    If you've seen "UX/UI" on job boards lately and have no idea what that means, here's a quick breakdown. In a nutshell, UX (user experience) and UI (user interface) are design concepts that make a product user-friendly and cohesive in style, respectively, contributing to increased customer satisfaction. 

    While UX and UI are invaluable across a variety of different design fields, from print to industrial, Fast Co. Design notes that tech companies in particular have been adding tons of new design roles lately — and according to Glassdoor, the national average salary for one of these gigs is $84,687.  Read more...

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Heartland startups finally strike back

  •  A year ago the Midwest seemed on the cusp of a renaissance. Small towns and cities from Pittsburgh to Omaha had perfected the YC model of accelerator creation and low-cost/high-impact funding. The ecosystems have cropped up everywhere there is a coffee shop or an artisanal sandwich truck and the idea of “doing a startup” vs. going to work for some corporate behemoth is a well-worn… Read More

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Global markets can be a key to startup success

  •  2017 seems like a challenging time to cross borders. While certain economies are focusing inward, unlike anything we have experienced in recent history, many businesses still want to accelerate growth outside their home markets. Looking abroad, companies should focus on the regions with the greatest opportunities for growth. For those coming from the West, that means looking to Asia, Latin… Read More

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Snap reportedly stuck with ‘hundreds of thousands' of unsold Spectacles

  • Spectacles were one of last winter’s hottest gifts, but apparently demand for them quickly died off and left Snap in a bad position. The Information reports that Snap expected demand for Spectacles to continue after the holidays and ordered “hundreds of thousands” of additional units. But after it opened sales to a wider audience, that didn’t happen, and those units are now reported to be sitting around in warehouses, unsold.

    It’s not known exactly how many Spectacles have been sold so far, but from the sound of it, Snap may have dramatically over-ordered units of its debut hardware device. Earlier this month, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel said the company had sold “over 150,000 units,” which sounds pretty bad in the context of having hundreds...

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