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3 Days Ago   Do you like seeing massive ads that take up half of your TV screen? No? Too bad, because you'll soon be forced to watch the company's signature Masthead ads on your television's YouTube app.

3 Days Ago   Ever heard of Google Play Points? Unless you live in Japan or South Korea, the only two countries that the rewards program is currently offered in, we're guessing you probably haven't.

4 Days Ago   Google Assistant offers 11 (yes, eleven) different English voices in the US, but the rest of the world doesn't get as wide a selection. However, Google is now adding more voices in nine more languages, including English (India), English (UK), German, and French.

5 Days Ago   Update 1: 2019/09/17 7:53am PDT As live word count rolls out to more users, we've been hearing reports of people starting to run into an unexpected limitation: a rather low maximum word count.

10 Days Ago   V-MODA isn't one of the best-known audio brands out there, but it has a reputation of combining excellent build quality with great sound. Its current premium wireless headphone offering, the Crossfade 2 Wireless Codex Edition (what a mouthful), is currently discounted on Amazon from $349.99 to $299.99.

10 Days Ago   Google has updated many of its apps with dark themes, with Gmail being the most recent entrant. It looks like the Play Store is, at long last, receiving a dark theme of its own.

11 Days Ago   Update 1: 2019/09/11 4:45am PDT An update that just rolled out to the My Verizon app appears to have fixed this issue. Several users left positive comments on Google's Support forum saying they're not experiencing It's not atypical for new OS releases to have teething issues, and Android 10 is no different...

11 Days Ago   Samsung's trade-in programs are usually pretty appealing, but they're not the most reliable in terms of paying out. If you've been looking to get some decent money out of your new phone, Microsoft Stores are currently handing out up to $650 with in-person trade-ins towards the purchase of a Note10 or Note10+.

11 Days Ago   Many of you are probably familiar with the ASUS Chromebook C434, which we found to be a great 360-degree laptop in our review earlier this year.

12 Days Ago   It's not atypical for new OS releases to have teething issues, and Android 10 is no different... at least for Verizon users. Those on Big Red who just updated to the latest Android software have been experiencing severe call delays on their Pixels, and it turns out that the My Verizon app is to blame.

12 Days Ago   Adding a bunch of nonsense into a writing assignment to meet the minimum word requirement is no doubt an experience that many of you have endured.

12 Days Ago   A voice assistant isn't something most people look for in a car charger, but it turns out that the combo makes for a decent product. Anker's Roav Viva integrates Alexa into a dual-port charger, and it's currently just $25.99 — nearly 50% off its $49.99 MSRP — on Amazon.

13 Days Ago   Back in April, our friends over at XDA found an unfinished app called Pixel Themes hidden in the then-new Android Q Beta 2. We didn't hear anything about this app for months, but now that a new app called ThemePicker's been uploaded to AOSP, we've gotten a better look at it.

13 Days Ago   Update 1: 2019/07/03 8:29am PDT Unfortunately, as many of you in the comments have pointed out, the four new countries have been removed from the list.

13 Days Ago   In the past couple of years, LG's flagship smartphones haven't really stood out from the rest. However, they are known for one thing: depreciation. Right now, you can get a brand-new, T-Mobile unlocked LG G8 for just $374.99 — half as much as T-Mobile charges.

13 Days Ago   Chrome OS's Dev and Canary update channels bring the latest features before they hit the stable track, but at the expense of bugs and other issues.

16 Days Ago   For those integrated in the Samsung ecosystem, a Tizen-powered smartwatch is a decent option. At its launch price of $330+, the Galaxy Watch wasn't the easiest sell, but one year later, open-box versions of the 42mm and 46mm sizes are available for $179.99 and $189.99, respectively, with an extra charging dock thrown in. The Galaxy Watch comes with either a 1.2" (42mm) or 1.3" (46mm) 360p OLED display, a dual-core Exynos 9110, 768MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and a 270mAh (42mm) or 472mAh (46mm) ba

16 Days Ago   Around two years ago, T-Mobile introduced its ONE Unlimited 55+ plan, which, as the name suggests, was only available to individuals 55 years of age and up.

20 Days Ago   There are quite a few manufacturers that have been releasing Android Q betas for their devices, and OnePlus is one of them. The company has just released its fifth developer preview, based on Google's Android Q Beta 6, for the 7 and 7 Pro.

20 Days Ago   Google Maps' Street View is the best in the biz, and although it's been available on Android for years, it was never as well-integrated in the app as it's been on desktop.

25 Days Ago   We already mostly knew how the Pixel 4 would look thanks to Google voluntarily spilling the beans, but this is our first good look at the upcoming G-branded flagship in the real world.

27 Days Ago   While cloud storage may be all the rage these days, local storage is only getting cheaper and more abundant. Case in point: SanDisk's A2-rated 512GB Extreme microSD card is just $129.99 on Amazon right now, its lowest price ever.

29 Days Ago   Android Auto's comprehensive overhaul recently rolled out to everyone, but Google isn't done with tweaking the interface. We've seen multiple reports of the navigation UI getting a few handy new buttons, including one for alternate routes that people seem to be very excited about.

34 Days Ago   Update 1: 2019/05/13 11:54am PDT Pixel 3a, 3a XL Update 2: 2019/05/17 12:40pm PDT GM 9 Plus, Sharp AQUOS R3 Update 3: 2019/06/18 8:16am PDT Xperia 1, Mi 9 Update 4: 2019/06/20 3:34pm PDT Xperia 1, Mi 9 Update 5: 2019/06/25 3:02pm PDT Zenfone 6, Galaxies Update 6: 2019/08/19 4:15am PDT Moto Z4, One Vision Every few weeks, Google updates its ARCore support list with new devices.

40 Days Ago   In a world where apps are constantly getting whiter and brighter, it's no surprise to see more and more people clamoring for dark modes. Facebook added one earlier this year to its Messenger app, and it's now working on a less blinding version of its primary Facebook app as well.

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