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A premium design and big sound for just $100. If you've ever looked on Amazon for good, cheap headphones, chances are you've come across a company called TaoTronics. TaoTronics makes a wide array of headphones and earbuds for the budget segment, and while they may sometimes seem too good to be true, we've found that that's not the case. I've reviewed quite a few TaoTronics headphones over the last year, with the company's latest pair of headphones before this being one of my favorite...

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 is getting on in years, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't protect yours for as long as you can. Whether you bought your S8 Day One or just received yours as a hand-me-down or second-hand device, you want this phone to last you as long as it can, so buy it a case that will protect it in style! Pretty and protective i-Blason Ares Staff pick While most multi-layer cases hide all of your phone's delicate features from view and harm, the Ares lets the beauty of your...

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PlayStation 4 is a beloved console because it has hundreds of excellent games, access to movies through Sony's PlayStation Store, and plenty of apps that let you get at the content you want to enjoy. What if you're not able to snag the television from your roomie, though? Well, if for whatever reason you can't play on that sweet big screen, you can utilize the popular PlayStation 4 Remote Play feature by taking advantage of a clip that mounts your phone to your controller. We really like...

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The LG V30 is still a pretty enticing phone, and whether you just recently bought it or have been rocking it since it first came out, there's one thing we can all agree on — it's a phone that needs a case. The glass back may look great, but it's also a slippery mess that's just asking to be shattered at any given moment. Need some recommendations on what case you should buy? Here are our favorites. Can't be beat Spigen Neo Hybrid Staff pick If you follow AC, you know we're big fans...

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Reader Mode is now live in the Canary build, coming to beta channel soon. Google Chrome is getting a built-in reader mode on the desktop, similar to what you get on Safari, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. As its name suggests, Reader Mode facilitates distraction-free reading by stripping out ads, animations, and other background content from a page, leaving only the text and article images. As spotted by ZDNet, the reader mode is now live in the Chrome Canary build, and the feature should...

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The Galaxy S8+ is no spring chicken — and I mean that in the best possible way — but if you're still proudly rocking one, then you'll want to protect its delicate all-glass construction from drops and shatters that will have you shelling out hundreds of dollars to replace the screen or replace the whole phone. Two years on, the case pool for the S8+ has dwindled a little, but there's still plenty of quality cases to pick from. Ready for the real world Supcase Unicorn Hybrid Beetle...

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All the latest goodies from the shop to add to your collection! The Fortnite Item Shop has updated once again, and players can now hop in and pick up some new gear, including brand new cosmetics, gliders, and other items. Today's update continues the spring and Easter-themed items of this entire week, with another new skin in the form of Hopper, as well as the Pastel Paint item spray being available for everyone. Also introduced into the item shop is the Skully item skin and its counterpart,...

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Niantic has announced a beta version of their latest real-world game, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite! It's currently only available in New Zealand, but where there's a will, there's a way. We live in a world of magic after all. It is possible for you to sideload the Unite app — sideloading is installing an app that's not on the Play Store — from outside New Zealand so you too can be a part of the Wizarding World! How to sideload the app The exact steps may be different on your particular...

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You may think regularly that you should get into sports. But that's sweaty and tiring. So nothing beats doing a little sport on your favorite device.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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I was playing Settlers of Catan when everything went to hell. It was late morning on Sunday, October 9, 2016 and I was at a rented cottage with my wife and some friends, drinking some coffee. It was Canadian Thanksgiving, so I had no plans to work that day. Suddenly, two days shy of a month after the first recall, Galaxy Note 7 batteries started exploding again. I'd already had my unit replaced with one that was deemed safe, and for a couple of weeks things had been relatively quiet. It...

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BlackBerry Messenger, otherwise known as BBM, is shutting down for consumers on May 31, 2019. According to BBM, the technology industry is, “very fluid, and in spite of our substantial efforts, users have moved on to other platforms, while new users proved difficult to sign on.” RIP, BBM. // BBM

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Pleasure for all owners of a Chromecast or Fire TV: Google and Amazon have finally reached an agreement and make streamer life easier.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Oh, reddit, you always have great stories to tell. Recently over on the site, a Google customer tells a tale of attempting to receive a refund for a defective Pixel 3 in White. While waiting for Google to issue back their money, they ordered a single Pixel 3 in Not Pink. Comically, whoever was in … Continued

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It was 1999 and Microsoft was planning to make users homes smarter. Fortunately, the present is completely different...(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Samsung's 10th year of Galaxy flagships is something to behold. Every year, Samsung kicks off the year with its Galaxy S devices. These serve as a showcase of the very best that the company has to offer, and this year, we were treated to a total of three new devices with the Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e. Whether you're looking for the latest news, want to know how the phones compare to other gadgets, need help finding a good case, or anything else in between, you're in the right place. The...

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At the Shanghai Auto Show, Toyota presented the Rhombus. An electric car that looks a bit like a bathtub from the inside.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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During an episode of the Droid Life Show, we recently gave away a few KeySeries B60 headphones from AUKEY. They’re solid little buds with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, a magnetic switch, IPX6 water resistance, and great sound. Well, these exact buds, as well as another KeySeries model, can be had for better pricing on Amazon, thanks … Continued

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We've taken a look at Spotify, Google Play Music, Tidal, Soundcloud, Apple Music and Amazon Prime Music to see which is the best.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Facebook is once again looking at an AI voice assistant that would compete with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Here's what we know.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Last year, I shared the original R2-D2 DROID 2 wallpapers to celebrate Star Wars Day (May 4). Shortly after, I decided it would be cool to buy an R2-D2 DROID 2 off of eBay, only because I never got to own one back in the day. I’m so happy I did. It’s not like I … Continued

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Google is giving Google Home owners access to the free version of YouTube Music today. With this access, you’ll be able to ask your Google Home to play music from Google’s newest half-baked music service, though it’ll include ads from time to time. To get started with YouTube Music on Google Home, you’ll need to … Continued

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The latest report by Reporters Without Borders shows that freedom of the press is getting worse and worse in both Europe and the USA.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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After some legal back-and-forth with the EU, Google got hit with a pretty hefty fine over anticompetitive behavior focused on forcing Google Search and Chrome as the default search engine/browser combo on Android devices. The European Commission didn’t like Google heavy handing their own products into Android devices like that, so Google has had to […] Come comment on this article: Google begins showing more browsers and search engines to Android users in Europe Visit TalkAndroid

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The Galaxy S10 lineup launched with the Bright Night camera feature as part of something called Scene Optimizer. According to SamMobile, with a new update that is live in Switzerland and should be rolling out globally soon, Bright Night is now a standalone mode inside of the camera app. With this happening, it means you … Continued

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Categories: news, bright night, galaxy s10, galaxy s10 plus, samsung

T-Mobile has disrupted the mobile industry enough. Now it’s taking on the banking industry. Announced this week is T-Mobile Money, a mobile-focused banking solution for the US, a country that is managing its money more and more via mobile devices. The Basics What you need to know about T-Mobile Money is very straightforward. This is … Continued

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When you buy a new phone at Verizon, the $800 price tag of the phone and the two years worth of service payments are not enough for the mega-carrier to get by. On top of your bank account emptying out for the latest Samsung or Apple device, Verizon charges you an extra activation or upgrade … Continued

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We all knew first-gen foldables were going to face issues, however I don’t think any could’ve foreseen the like of the catastrophic screen destruction currently plaguing Samsung‘s category debut. Samsung first began teasing their exciting new ‘foldable’ phone (tablet?) back in late 2018, yet when they finally unveiled the device earlier this year at Samsung […] Come comment on this article: Samsung’s Galaxy Fold has a fundamentally broken display Visit TalkAndroid

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Here are today's best tech deals on Amazon, including great deals on top brands. Speakers, monitors, smart home, you name it - check them all out here!(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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When it comes to sharing services, Amazon and Google haven’t always wanted to help a brother out. Instead, as they’ve released their own competing services over the years, they’ve limited the other’s offerings on various platforms. For example, Amazon’s Prime Video has always been hard to find on Android devices. Same goes for YouTube on … Continued

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Categories: apps, news, amazon, amazon prime video, android tv, chromecast, fire tv, google, youtube

Love it or hate it, Java is popular, and it’s here to stay. If you’ve done any kind of web development or app development, you’ve probably had to at least dip your toes into the language, and if you haven’t but you’re planning on getting into it at some point? Well, you’re going to want […] Come comment on this article: [TA Deals] Pick your price for the Java Masterclass Training Bundle Visit TalkAndroid

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While OnePlus had confirmed that it was no longer updating its OnePlus 3 and 3T, the brand made an effort and finally offered Pie.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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It’s well over a year since Google and Amazon’s spat resulted in the removal of the native YouTube app from the retailers Fire TV platform, much to the detriment of users. Somehow, out of the blue, the two combatants have announced a truce resulting in the return of the native YouTube app to Fire Sticks […] Come comment on this article: Native YouTube app to finally return to Fire TV devices as Prime Video gets Chromecast support Visit TalkAndroid

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Remember back during CES and Google revealed that it was bringing the Google Assistant to your car? It’s been a while since but the first such device, the Roav Bolt from Anker, is now available to purchase for $49.99. As you can probably see, the diminutive device simply plugs in to your car’s cigarette socket, […] Come comment on this article: Anker’s Roav Bolt brings Google Assistant smarts to your dumb car Visit TalkAndroid

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It’s 2019 and there are still smartphone brands taking literally ages to update their flagship smartphones to the latest version of Android. One company that deserves some praise for the way it has kept up with security updates and new versions of Android is OnePlus, with Android Pie already running on its OP6 and OP6T. […] Come comment on this article: First Android 9 Pie community build for OnePlus 3/3T is available to download Visit TalkAndroid

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After merging its Galaxy J series of handsets into its revamped Galaxy A range of mid-range phones, it seems that Samsung is enjoying an uptick in fortunes with smartphone sales in India. The Korean manufacturer has managed to sell more than 2 million units of its Galaxy A range in India, in just 40 days. […] Come comment on this article: Samsung took just 40 days to sell over 2 million Galaxy A handsets in India Visit TalkAndroid

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If your car doesn’t have the smarts of Android Auto and you want Google Assistant inside, Anker’s Roav Bolt is here. Announced back at CES, the Roav Bolt is like a little car charger, only it comes equipped with Google Assistant too. It has charging ports to do fast charging of your phone, but with … Continued

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Categories: news, anker, google assistant

Ever since the superb Honor 8 launched in 2016, followed up by the classy Honor 9 and the shiny Honor 10 Lite, we’ve come to associate unique finishes and value-for-money with the brand, notwithstanding the Honor Play and 8X with their more utilitarian designs. The View 20 is Honor’s first flagship smartphone of 2019 and […] Come comment on this article: Honor View 20 Review: Blingy design and speedy performance at an affordable price Visit TalkAndroid

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Hot on the heels of Apple and Qualcomm announcing that they’d be dropping litigation against each other and joining a six-year licensing deal, Intel has announced that they’ll be leaving the 5G market for smartphone modems. Those situations may or may not be related. Intel did say that they don’t really see a path of […] Come comment on this article: Intel is dropping out of the mobile 5G market, which means it’s pretty much all Qualcomm now Visit TalkAndroid

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Remember when we said that pre-orders for Samsung’s Galaxy Fold had gone live, with prospective buyers just needing to hand over a kidney $2,000? Well, it seems that there has been enough uptake for Samsung to announce that it has sold its first batch of foldable smartphones.  Users that reserved a Galaxy Fold but didn’t […] Come comment on this article: The first batch of Samsung’s $2,000 Galaxy Fold has already sold out Visit TalkAndroid

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We don't see many new Android tablets announced anymore, but today Huawei revealed exactly that. The Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite is a new tablet aimed at families. It's got features like Kid's Corner, which is a customized environment for children where parents can set time limits, control access to content, and use the fingerprint reader to create user profiles. Huawei has also included a Distance sensor to keep kids from putting their eyes too close to the tablet and a Posture Detect sensor...

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It's been awhile since Apple announced a new iPad mini, but that may finally be changing soon. Images that may show an updated iPad mini have made their way online. Posted to Twitter, the photos show the back of an iPad mini with a different cellular antenna than the iPad mini 4 that Apple currently sells (shown below), which is white or black plastic depending on which color the iPad mini is. This updated iPad mini uses a new antenna design with a more minimal antenna line, helping to keep...

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The Android gaming phone trend is officially in full swing, and the Nubia brand is getting in on it with a new device that's coming to North America and Europe. The Nubia Red Magic Mars is a new gaming phone with all of the high-end specs that you'd want out of a performance-focused device. That includes a Snapdragon 845 processor, up to 10GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of built-in storage. There's a 6-inch 2160x1080 display on the Red Magic Mars and 3D surround sound to help immerse you in the...

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Samsung took the CES 2019 stage today for its big press conference, and it had some significant news to share about its Bixby digital assistant. Samsung is working with Google to integrate Bixby with several popular Google apps. This includes Google Maps, Gmail, Google Play, and YouTube. However, Samsung didn't share much more on the effort, so it's not known when this Bixby integration will roll out. This is pretty big news for Bixby. To date, Samsung's assistant has been a bit lacking...

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We've known for a while now that 2019 was going to be a big year for 5G, but today Qualcomm has proved that with a new announcement. Qualcomm has announced that there are more than 30 5G mobile devices set to launch in 2019, the majority of which are smartphones. These devices will be powered by Qualcomm's new flagship Snapdragon 855 processor and the Snapdragon X50 5G modem family. Devices are expected to begin arriving in early 2019. Qualcomm went on to explain that devices powered by the...

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After AT&T confirmed last month that it would begin rolling out a "5G E" indicator to select Android devices with support for its 5G Evolution network, updates to enable that indicator have begun rolling out. AT&T is now updating the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, LG V30, and LG V40 ThinQ to add the 5G Evolution network indicator. The Galaxy S8 Active is receiving an update to version R16NW.G892AUCU3BRL1 that also includes the December 1, 2018 Android security patches, while the LG V30 is getting...

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The start of a new month means new Android security patches from Google. Google today released the January 2018 Android security updates for Pixel devices. The full factory images and the OTA images are now available for download for the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel, Pixel XL, and Pixel C. Unfortunately for Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X owners, there are no images available for those devices, which means that the December 2018 update may be the last that the Nexus phones receive....

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After taking some time off for the holidays, Apple has resumed its iOS 12.1.3 beta testing. Apple today released iOS 12.1.3 beta 3 to registered developers. The update can be downloaded over the air by going to Settings > General > Software Update on your iPhone or iPad, or you can point your computer's web browser to the Apple Developer Center on the web. As noted by MacRumors, this is actually only the second iOS 12.1.3 beta update released by Apple. It contains the same changes that were...

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Looks like Samsung isn't the only smart TV maker that's adding Apple AirPlay 2 support to its televisions. LG and Vizio have confirmed that they'll be adding Apple's AirPlay 2 functionality to their smart TVs in 2019. During its CES 2019 event, LG revealed that Apple AirPlay, AirPlay Audio, and HomeKit support will be added to its 2019 TVs. There aren't many other details on LG's plans quite yet, but we should hear more soon. As one of Apple’s first TV partners, LG is adding Apple AirPlay,...

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At the tail end of last year, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile all confirmed that they were planning to launch a 5G Samsung smartphone in 2019. Now Sprint has done the same. Sprint today revealed that it will launch a 5G smartphone from Samsung in summer 2019. The device will include support for both 5G and 4G LTE coverage. For 5G and LTE, it'll offer support for Sprint's 2.5GHz spectrum. Also included will be support for 1.9GHz (Band 25), 800MHz (Band 26), and other LTE spectrum bands for...

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