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Under pressure from US sanctions, Huawei is selling far fewer smartphones. There are good reasons for this, even if Huawei can't help it.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Best answer: If you're already an Echo user, the AmazonBasics Microwave can be an affordable microwave that you can keep for years. You better keep that Echo nearby because it can't hear you on its own, though, and its lower-end 700 watts means your food might cook more slowly. Alexa, nuke the popcorn: AmazonBasics Microwave ($50) So how smart is this microwave? The AmazonBasics Microwave may sound fancy with its Alexa integration, auto-refilling popcorn, and simplified controls, but let's...

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Best answer: AmazonBasics works manually or by voice command. It is a smart microwave that has Alexa built right into it for your everyday use. Smart microwave: AmazonBasics Microwave ($50 at Amazon) Alexa can cook Amazon's Alexa voice assistant has risen to become the voice assistant of choice because there are infinite ways she helps with day-to-day life, and now she can even cook your food. AmazonBasics microwave works as a smart device with Alexa to perform its functions at the sound of...

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Best answer: You can tell your AmazonBasics microwave to cook, defrost, and reheat at the time and power level that you specify. You can also use the preset commands. To do this, your microwave needs to be connected to an Echo device with Alexa. When connected, anyone can tell Alexa their desired commands to operate the microwave. Smart Microwave: AmazonBasics Microwave ($50 at Amazon) Voice Assistant: Amazon Echo Dot ($50 at Amazon) What commands to tell your AmazonBasic Microwave The...

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There are a ton of options in the Play Store which can help you make money with Android apps. Here are all of our favorites.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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More and more devices work with Amazon Alexa these days. In fact, if it has a microphone and a speaker, it probably supports Amazon's voice assistant. The Amazon Echo Dot is the most popular Alexa controller out there, of course, but there are countless others as well. Once you've got an Alexa device, you'll want something to control, and there are plenty of categories to choose from, including thermostats to cameras and other speakers. A speaker for every room Amazon Echo Plus 2 Staff...

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There aren't a ton of great Android tablets options out there, but one of the best is still the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. Sure there's a newer model out, but the Tab S3 is still a solid choice that's cheaper than ever. With all that you can do with this top-tier Samsung tablet, you're going to want to get a case to keep it protected for unexpected drops. Here are your best case options for the Galaxy Tab S3! Drop-free design BRAECNstock Hybrid Protective Shield w/ Hand Strap Staff...

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Well, that was unexpected. In eight years of covering the mobile industry, I've never seen a manufacturer just YOLO it and confirm a flurry of leaks by, in essence, leaking its own phone even harder than the leakers. But that's where we are with the Pixel 4, which broke cover on the official Made by Google Twitter account this week, confirming reports from OnLeaks and Unbox Therapy just a day earlier. Whatever you think of the Pixel 4's unconventional camera bump, or reports of an...

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Sold for just $89.99, this 3-axis stabilizer is designed for users who use their smartphone as a camcorder. Here is our full review.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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When it comes to succeeding in virtually any industry, continuing education is absolutely key. But, the good news is that you don’t need to invest an exorbitant amount of time or money into a traditional education in order to get the skills you need to thrive. StackSkills Unlimited offers a massive trove of educational resources for both aspiring and current professionals in a variety of fields, and lifetime access is currently available for over 95% off at just $59. Whether you’re...

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The hidden features discovered in Google’s latest Messages release confirm if texts from businesses are verified, and enables reminders for received SMS texts. Just like Google‘s Chrome browser and its flags for enabling hidden features and improvements in testing, many of the company’s other apps harbour similar possibilities, just harder to access. Well a dive […] Come comment on this article: Google Messages testing business verification and SMS reminders Visit TalkAndroid

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Use your wits and skill to your advantage. Fighting Behemoths more difficult than you anticipated? We've got a few tips and tricks to help you conquer any monsters you come across along the Shattered Isles. Just remember to go in prepared and you and your team should make quick work. And don't worry if you do fail a mission, because there aren't any penalties. Free-to-play Dauntless Free at PlayStation Take down monstrous Behemoths with friends Tired of all the new free-to-play games...

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A compact, low-power microwave for the modern era. As I've professed several times here on AC, I'm a big smart home fanatic. I've got far too many Google Assistant speakers scattered throughout my home, almost all of my light bulbs are Philips Hue ones, smart plugs are a necessity, and I use a Nest Thermostat for controlling my apartment's heat and air conditioning. So, imagine my excitement when Amazon unveiled its AmazonBasics Microwave last fall. The idea of an Alexa-enabled microwave...

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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 brings with it some brand new outfits and items, in the form of the Synapse outfit. To match the hi-tech-themed outfit, a new item spray - Hex Wave - is also available. The Battle Hound, Hime, and Musha outfits are also in the shop today, along with the...

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Many new Android apps appear every day on the Play Store, our community and our editors have made a list of the ones you need to see this week.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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With major names in gaming all competing to be the kings of video game streaming. Who would you like to see join the race?(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Three months have already passed since the arrival of Galaxy S10+ on the market. So it's time to let you know how Samsung's flagship store behaves!(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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The last minute audio deal that would make for the perfect Father’s Day gift has arrived. Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds are down to $99.99 at Verizon, a $30 discount. At $30 off, you get really good true wireless earbuds with AKG tuning and 6 hour battery life that can be extended through an additional 7 … Continued

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Here are all the coolest things you can do with your old smartphone. Get it out of the drawer and put it to good use today!(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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The Oppo spinoff’s latest in a long line of blunders involves the leaking of hundreds of user emails through the insecure servers of their photo sharing app. OnePlus has a long history of being caught up in lies, deceits, and other needless controversies; from confusingly pointless and offensive schemes such as ‘Ladies First’ awarding the […] Come comment on this article: OnePlus leaked user emails through ‘Shot On OnePlus’ photo sharing app Visit TalkAndroid

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Google is, at its heart, an advertising company. They have their hands in many, many different projects, products, and services, but fundamentally they’re all different ways to serve up ads to users. That’s not a bad or nefarious thing, either; it allows Google to craft up some remarkable products and let the whole world use […] Come comment on this article: Ads galore: Google starts to push the “Photo book store” in Google Photos Visit TalkAndroid

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Samsung launched their new Night Mode on the Galaxy S10, which is something many considered part of the One UI update. But it really wasn’t, since the enhanced low light photography modes never made their way back to the Galaxy S9, even though One UI came with Android Pie to older devices. And sure, the […] Come comment on this article: Samsung finally delivers on bringing Night Mode to the Galaxy S9’s camera Visit TalkAndroid

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Xiaomi's new fitness tracker is finally official. The Mi Band 4 comes to the market with an AMOLED color display and an aggressive price tag!(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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The governor of Florida has just enacted a law that will allow autonomous cars to circulate throughout the state with no one on board.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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A month ago, we ran a poll asking for you to share what your least favorite Google phone of all time was. The answers varied, thanks to plenty of hit-or-miss years from Google, but now it’s time to flip to the positive side. We want to know what your favorite Google phone of all time … Continued

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Wan to know how to get faster Android updates on your phone? Check out our tips for getting Android updates faster on your old or new device.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Samsung introduced its new Galaxy wearable lineup in February of this year, and this week, the company has finally made its new Galaxy Fit activity tracker available in the US for $99. The Fit is capable of tracking up to 90 exercises with auto detection, sleep tracking, week-long battery life, plus more tracking capabilities via … Continued

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Huawei is delaying the launch of its own foldable phone, the Mate X, to help improve the quality of the folding screen. This development comes after Samsung delayed launch of its own Galaxy Fold to do the same thing. According to Huawei, launch will take place in September now, instead of the expected June launch. … Continued

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Google did its best to get out in front of Pixel 4 leaks, but that hasn’t stopped them from continuing to flow out into the open. For example, today, we’ve now got pictures of the phone being used in the wild by someone. Great! In these photos, which were snapped by a sneaky sneaker in … Continued

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In search of a good VPN, but don’t know what you want? If you’re looking for a solid option that won’t break the bank, Talk Android Deals is running a promotion on a bundle that includes both a lifetime subscription to FastestVPN, plus a one-year subscription to Cylance Antivirus, and you can pick what you […] Come comment on this article: [TA Deals] Pay what you want for this FastestVPN and Antivirus bundle Visit TalkAndroid

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At the 2019 E3 video game convention in Los Angeles this week, Tesla revealed that they are planning to make YouTube available via the main infotainment screens in their vehicles. Support for YouTube should drop when Tesla pushes out version 10 of the software stack that Tesla makes available in their vehicles. The journey to […] Come comment on this article: YouTube coming to Tesla screens Visit TalkAndroid

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On this episode of the Droid Life Show, you know we are talking about the Google Pixel 4. After a couple of rough leaks, Google decided to get out in front of the story this year and straight up revealed their next phone. After talking Pixel 4 and everything we know, we need to catch … Continued

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The US unlocked versions of the Samsung Galaxy S10 family are all discounted by $300 today at Best Buy. That drops starting prices for a Galaxy S10e to as low as $449, the regular Galaxy S10 to $599, and the Galaxy S10+ to $699. What’s the catch? Best Buy does this sneaky thing where they … Continued

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Earlier this year we saw Samsung try to launch their folding smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, only to have to pull the device back for further development work and testing. Considering the innovative nature of the product this was not too bad of a situation for Samsung, but anytime a product is launched and then has […] Come comment on this article: Huawei Mate X launch pushed back to September Visit TalkAndroid

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Google put out a render of the Pixel 4 on Twitter just the other idea, which was probably the strangest “leak” of anything we’ve ever seen. It’s hard to keep this stuff under wraps, apparently, so Google’s just trying to own it. I don’t know if they thought it would actually slow things down, though, […] Come comment on this article: Google Pixel 4 begins to show up in the wild Visit TalkAndroid

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First announced during the Unpacked event back in February that saw the unveiling of the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy Fold, the Galaxy Fit activity tracker is finally on sale in the United States. The Galaxy Fit, with its sleek, lightweight design, is available for $99 from the usual suspects. Whether you are a dedicated […] Come comment on this article: Samsung’s Galaxy Fit activity tracker is finally available in the US for $99 Visit TalkAndroid

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Google launched the original Pixel and Pixel XL during October 2016, the Pixel 2 and 2 XL in October 2017, and the Pixel 3 and 3 XL in October last year. All of this means that it’s really no surprise that Google is planning on announcing its Pixel 4 line-up during, you guessed it, October. […] Come comment on this article: No surprise as leaked timeline points to Google launching Pixel 4 in October Visit TalkAndroid

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YouTube TV just surprised its customers with a free Showtime offer for the summer. The offer showed up in inboxes this evening and says that it’s available to those who are a “longtime friend of YouTube TV.” That could mean that not all customers are going to get this and it’s instead reserved for some … Continued

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According to a screenshot captured from a since removed page on Mobvoi’s website, the wearable company has another watch on its roadmap, a Wear OS-powered smartwatch that features 4G LTE connectivity from Verizon. Having LTE on your smartwatch can be helpful for things like making calls, sending messages, and acting more as a standalone device … Continued

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Google took away any suspense over the design of the back of the Pixel 4 by posting official imagery of it yesterday. The front, though, that’s something we have not seen. But if the latest in rumors are accurate, concept designers with actual skill are starting to put the pieces together into realistic visuals. In … Continued

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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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