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7 Hours Ago   The barrage of Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL leaks stopped for a week or two there, but we've got some more photos of Google's upcoming phones.

Yesterday   Several Google apps—Phone, Contacts, and Photos—have been updated with new interfaces in the past month or so, and the Calculator app is the latest recipient. Unsurprisingly, the update is purely cosmetic, adding Google's new favorite shade of blue and a lot more white.

3 Days Ago   I'll be honest - when we were first contacted about checking the new Tribit X-Boom out, I wasn't expecting much from it. I had never heard of the company, and the design looked a little cartoonish.

5 Days Ago   Uber hired former Coca-Cola exec Rebecca Messina as its first chief marketing officer two days ago, and she's joining just in time for the announcement a complete rebrand.

6 Days Ago   Google has been consistently updating its Android Auto compatibility lists every few weeks for quite some time now. Back in October of last year, the amount of car models and head units with Android Auto crossed 400, which is no small feat.

7 Days Ago   Update 1: 2018/08/24 1:16pm PDT Just days after updating its ARCore support list with this batch, Google's added one more to the club: the affordable new Pocophone F1.

8 Days Ago   If you've got a Chase account, you may have noticed quite a few changes to the Android app within the past few days. Those include an adaptive icon, app shortcuts, and an updated interface with a lot more functionality.

9 Days Ago   At $1,000, the Galaxy Note9 isn't cheap. Luckily, there are always ways to save some cash on Samsung flagships; for instance, the Chinese Snapdragon dual-SIM model was available for $70 off just a day after the Note9 officially went on sale in the US.

11 Days Ago   With confirmation that a second Razer Phone is in the works, it's not surprising to see the current one dropping in price. Razer is currently offering its first-generation Razer Phone for just $399.99, a full $300 off MSRP, with a coupon code.

11 Days Ago   Update 1: 2018/09/07 5:47am PDT Chrome OS render possibly points to side-mounted scanner Biometric authentication is nothing new for laptops. However, no Chromebook, even Google's flagship Pixelbook, has ever had a fingerprint sensor or facial recognition.

12 Days Ago   Google has just sent out invitations to an event on October 9th in New York City, confirming a previous report from Bloomberg and discrediting a previous rumor for October 4th.

12 Days Ago   We're expecting a new crop of Wear OS smartwatches to start streaming out in a couple of months with a new Qualcomm smartwatch chipset, but those are bound to be pretty expensive.

12 Days Ago   Pausing memberships isn't something that many subscription services offer, but YouTube TV is now joining that limited club. In the (probably pretty rare) instance that you'd like to pause your YouTube TV subscription, but not completely cancel it, that's now an option according to YouTube TV's support documents.

13 Days Ago   Storage is always getting cheaper and cheaper. The first 256GB microSD, which was made available by Samsung, cost a whopping $249.99 when it debuted in 2016.

13 Days Ago   The Nexus Player is quite old at this point — after all, it has "Nexus" in its name — but it still has its fans. That's in spite of a sleeping bug from late last year, no more OS or security updates, and most recently and worryingly, a large batch randomly dying.

14 Days Ago   For the past few generations, OnePlus's phones have been heavily based on those from sister company OPPO. The OnePlus 6 was based on the OPPO R15, the OP5T was inspired by the R11s, and so on.

15 Days Ago   Over the years, Twitter has undergone quite a few changes. Some recent ones that come to mind include threading and the upped 280-character limit. The latest changes the company is testing include a new interface for threads, as well as a presence feature that'll show when people are online.

16 Days Ago   Back in July, Uber announced that Venmo, PayPal's strange mobile payment service/social media feed combo, would be added as a payment method "in the coming weeks." It's been about seven weeks since then, and Venmo support has just gone live for both Uber and Uber Eats.

17 Days Ago   There are tons of portable batteries on the market, but few can claim the amount of features that ZeroLemon's 26,800mAh solar charging pack can. If you've been looking for a battery and you're a more adventurous individual, you might want to jump on this $39.99 deal, which is achieved with a coupon code you'll find below.

17 Days Ago   Update 1: 2018/09/02 12:09pm PDT Ultimate Ears issued the following statement to us: The new update to the BOOM & MEGABOOM app is focused on enhancing the core functionality of the speakers, including remote on/off and Ultimate Ears makes good speakers, but it's not so good at the software end of things.

17 Days Ago   Earlier this year, Mo Versi, a man best known to many for giving information about software updates on Twitter, left his post at HTC after 8 years at the company.

18 Days Ago   Biometric authentication is nothing new for laptops. However, no Chromebook, even Google's flagship Pixelbook, has ever had a fingerprint sensor or facial recognition. Sure, you could use your phone's fingerprint sensor via Smart Lock, but that's just not the same.

19 Days Ago   The Pixel 3 XL has been leaking left and right, and to put it lightly, people have not been happy with its massive notch. We're finally getting to see the smaller Pixel 3 for the first time, and it looks like this may be the Pixel to get this year for many of you.

19 Days Ago   Ultimate Ears' BOOM speakers have always been their bread and butter. The company introduced the BLAST line earlier this year, though it hasn't been particularly successful.

19 Days Ago   This might come as a surprise to some of you, but Google's Home products aren't available in very many countries. In fact, availability is actually fairly restricted, especially on the Home Max.

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