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3 Days Ago   Amazon and YouTube are buddies again, and as a result of their restored friendship, the YouTube app will soon return to Fire TV devices and Fire TV smart TVs.

3 Days Ago   Seeing is believing, right? After years of writing about foldable phone rumors and concepts and leaks, I finally got to hold Samsung's highly anticipated Galaxy Fold and try out its bendable display — crease and all — and I have to say, it definitely scores a 100 on hype.

4 Days Ago   So much for one of the biggest tech courtroom battles in history. As the smoke settles over Apple and Qualcomm's sudden agreement to end all litigation between the two companies worldwide, the attention has now turned to the 5G iPhone.

5 Days Ago   New Pixel phones might be just around the corner. Weeks ahead of its annual I/O developer conference, Google's put up a teaser on its store website insisting "on May 7, something big is coming to the Pixel universe." SEE ALSO: You can now mail your broken Pixel 3 phone in to Google for repairs The teaser section is accompanied by a video for a commercial of Avengers: Endgame, wherein the Google Assistant and Pixel 3's various camera features such as Top Shot and Playmoji augmented reality avatar

6 Days Ago   Samsung's much-hyped Galaxy Fold finally arrives on April 26, but some lucky tech reporters have already held it, folded and unfolded the screen, and — despite some concerns with The Crease — many of the first impressions are positive, even with the phone's massive price tag.

8 Days Ago   Amazon Kindle (2019) $89.99 View Product The Good Thin and light • Less than $100 • Front-lit display • Supports Bluetooth headphones for audiobooks The Bad Lowest resolution display of all Kindles • No USB-C port • No water-resistance The Bottom Line Amazon's cheapest Kindle works fine for reading books, but the low resolution e-ink screen might be a turnoff.

8 Days Ago   Disney's upcoming video streaming service, Disney+, sounds like a really sweet deal. For $6.99 a month or discounted annual subscription of $69.99, you get access to content from Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic.

10 Days Ago   Many foldable phones will do battle this year. And while there's a tremendous amount of excitement for devices like Samsung's Galaxy Fold and Huawei's Mate X, what if they've got it all wrong?

10 Days Ago   YouTube TV is no longer the bargain it was when it launched in 2017. Google announced on Wednesday it's increasing the monthly price of YouTube TV from $39.99 to $49.99.

11 Days Ago   Music streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify are great — you pay a monthly fee and get access to virtually unlimited music — until songs suddenly disappear.

11 Days Ago   Nokia 9 PureView $699 View Product The Good Tons of manual camera settings for advanced photographers • Runs clean Android One • No pre-installed bloatware The Bad Unreliable in-display fingerprint sensor • Super slow image processing • Average battery life The Bottom Line The Nokia 9 PureView has some promising ideas, but fails to execute on nearly all of them.

11 Days Ago   Open up your phone and take a quick scan of the apps you have installed? Are any of them new? Chances are most of the apps you have on your phone aren't.

12 Days Ago   Samsung might shake things up in a big way this year with the release of the Galaxy Note 10. Instead of just one model, the South Korean electronics giant is reportedly planning to launch its stylus-equipped Android smartphone in four different versions.

13 Days Ago   Two years after first announcing a partnership, Sonos and IKEA are finally ready to show off their first products designed for the home. The first in the new SYMFONISK product line is a $99.99 WiFi Bookshelf Speaker that can be mounted in a number of ways and serve as a wall shelf for small and lightweight items like books.

15 Days Ago   Things are not going well in Samsung-land. Ahead of its earnings report later this month, the South Korean electronics giant shared earnings guidance for operating profit in the first quarter of 2019 — and it doesn't look good.

16 Days Ago   Your eyes aren't deceiving you: Apple's HomePod is now cheaper this morning than it was last night. About a year after HomePod went on sale, Apple has quietly dropped the price of its Siri-powered smart speaker from $349 to $299.

17 Days Ago   At first glance, Beats' new Powerbeats Pro look just like Powerbeats 3, but with the cord connecting the two earbuds together snipped off. But take a closer look and you'll see there's a lot more than meets the eye.

17 Days Ago   The first 5G Android phones will launch this year. But when is Apple going to release a 5G iPhone? Hard to say. Previous reports suggested Apple would launch a 5G iPhone in 2020, but now a UBS analyst strongly believes the company won't be able to deliver a device that support's the next-generation cellular connectivity until much later.

18 Days Ago   Samsung Galaxy Watch Active $199 View Product The Good Robust health and activity tracking • Minimalist • lightweight design • Super comfy on the wrist • Bright and sharp display The Bad Half-baked iOS compatibility • Battery only lasts a day The Bottom Line Samsung's Galaxy Watch Active is a simple, comfy smartwatch that doesn't scrimp on features.

18 Days Ago   Slowly but surely, a full picture of the so-called "iPhone 11" is starting to come together. Apple is already rumored to be adding a third rear camera to the iPhone.

19 Days Ago   Apple's AirPods (first or second-generation) tend to be the best wireless earbuds for most people. They're reasonably priced, sound great, last long, and easily pair and connect with Apple devices.

20 Days Ago   Wireless earbuds are quickly becoming a thing and leading the pack is Apple's AirPods. A new Counterpoint Research report estimates about 12.5 million "hearables" (as the firm calls them) were shipped worldwide in the fourth quarter of 2018 with Apple sitting pretty at the top with 60 percent of the global market share.

22 Days Ago   It's official: Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat is dead. The company confirmed to Mashable it has canceled its high-anticipated AirPower charging mat announced in 2017. "After much effort, we’ve concluded AirPower will not achieve our high standards and we have cancelled the project," Apple Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering Dan Riccio said.

22 Days Ago   This year's new iPhone will come with... a bigger camera bump? A newly leaked image of an alleged schematic for a new iPhone shows the camera bump might grow from the iPhone XS and XS Max's pill-shaped bump into a larger square-shaped protrusion to accommodate a new third camera.

24 Days Ago   Apple AirPods (second-generation) $159 or $199 (with wireless charging case) View Product The Good Slightly longer battery life (for talk time) • Hands-free 'Hey Siri' voice controls • Faster switching between Apple devices • Optional wireless charging case The Bad No sound quality improvements • Wireless charging case version costs an extra $40 • No improvements to battery life for music The Bottom Line Apple's second-generation AirPods are still the wireless earbuds to beat.

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