OPPO announces fast charging that can juice a 4000mAh battery in just 30 minutes

OPPO has announced a new set of fast charging standards for their upcoming smartphones, one of which should charge up just about any phone on the market in half an hour. There’s a lot to be excited about, especially for anyone that constantly deals with a low battery during the day. The standard we’re most […]

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[Deal] Grab some cheap Belkin surge protectors from Amazon today (up to 42% off)

Belkin and Amazon are running a deal today that involves some pretty hefty discounts on surge protectors for your devices. Whether you’re just looking to upgrade the protection on your expensive gadgets or you just need more outlets to plug stuff into, there’s definitely something here you can use. The deal has some very basic […]

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Xiaomi announces Redmi K20 Pro Premium Edition with MIUI 11 on Android 10

Xiaomi has just unveiled a slightly upgraded model of their popular value flagship Redmi K20 Pro with all the beastliest specs to debut their latest MIUI 11 software. Redmi, a recent spinoff budget sub-brand of the Chinese technology company Xiaomi, launched the debut ‘Flagship Killer 2.0’ K20 Pro and its slightly lesser sibling standard K20 […]

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Android TV 10 on track for later this year with new hardware in 2020

Though it has not seen the level of adoption of Android’s primary mobile OS, Android TV remains the most popular home media OS and its next update is coming soon, with new hardware a bit later. Following Android 10’s launch on Google’s Pixels, Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone, and Xiaomi’s Redmi K20 Pro earlier this month […]

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Huawei’s Harmony OS-powered Vision TV is now launching internationally

Huawei’s latest and greatest smart TV is soon launching in Europe after debuting its new operating system and other features in China earlier in 2019. Huawei first announced its plans to launch a new, somewhat-Android-based operating system many months ago during the initial targeted Presidential US trade ban against the Chinese mega-corporation, and only finally […]

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Yamaha updates its THR desktop guitar amps for the first time in years

The pressure waves from a cranked 100-watt tube amp could kill any insects or small rodents in close proximity. Even low-powered, solid state practice amplifiers can be too loud for apartment dwellers. To get around extreme noise issues, Yamaha's THR…
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Huawei’s Richard Yu says that Google apps could roll out to Mate 30 Pro overnight once the US ban is lifted

Huawei launched the new Mate 30 Pro in Munich yesterday without Google apps and services installed out of the box thanks to the company getting caught in the trade war between the US and China. It’s a great shame that consumers outside of the US are beginning to feel the impact of the trade dispute, […]

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Watch the ‘Android’ Nokia phone that never had a chance to exist

Earlier this year, snippets of code discovered within Chrome by 9 to 5 Google suggested Google was working on a touchless version of its web browser that would work on feature phones. The company was reportedly developing a feature phone in collabora…
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Samsung posts video asking users to treat their Galaxy Fold nicely

After a big launch during the Galaxy S10 Unpacked event on February 20th, Samsung’s first foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, was revealed to suffer from a number of flaws, most notably with its display and the ingress of foreign objects. Samsung canceled preorders and pulled review units from tech sites while the Galaxy Fold underwent […]

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Leaked screenshots show how Apple’s tracker tags might work

New screen shots have revealed more evidence of Apple's possible tracking tag system and how it might work. iOS 13 might feature a tab called "Items" within the "Find My" app that will display a map and list of items you've set up to track, according…
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TCL’s 2019 quantum dot-enhanced 4K TVs go on sale starting at $599

Over the last few years TCL has developed a reputation for releasing high-quality, low-price 4K TVs, with Roku's smart TV platform built-in as well as support for Dolby Vision HDR and Atmos audio. Its 2018 lineup garnered awards and recommendations f…
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French court rules Steam games must be able to be resold

In a court decision that could fundamentally change how Steam operates, European Union consumers have won the right to resell their Steam titles through Valve's digital marketplace. French website Next Inpact reports the Paris Court of First Instance…
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As Huawei launches its Mate 30 Pro, Samsung reverts to troll status and gloats about ties to Google

Huawei has just held a launch event in Munich, Germany where it unveiled its new Mate 30 Pro that boasts an almost bezel-less waterfall display, the Kirin 990 5G processor and promising a world-class camera experience. But, as good as the Mate 30 Pro, and its siblings appear on the hardware front, Google apps and […]

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Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10 leaked to get Android 10 beta in October

Samsung looks to be improving their update game with leaks suggesting the company’s 2019 flagships will see Android 10 Betas within a month, and stable releases soon after. Samsung first ran their own Android beta program last year with their Galaxy S9 and S9+ receiving the Android Pie-based One UI in November before having the […]

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‘Call of Duty’ comes to mobile on October 1st

Get ready to compete in Team Deathmatch or play Battle Royale on your smartphone. Activision announced today that Call of Duty: Mobile will be released on Android and iOS devices on October 1st. The game, developed by Tencent's Timi Studio, will be f…
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‘Apex Legends’ teases its newest playable character with in-game cameo

In one of the more elaborate and novel teasers for a new playable character in an online game, you can already see Apex Legends' newest star. You just can't play him. Over the last few days, players have spotted Crypto, Apex's long-rumored hacker cha…
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[Review] Anker’s EufyCam WiFi cameras are great, but rough around the edges

Wifi cameras are one of the easiest upgrades you can make to your smart home, and they go a long way to securing your house. It’ll give you quick access to surveillance in your house, plus some intelligent motion detection and alerts if something out of the ordinary is happening. There are tons of options, […]

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HP’s new ultrawide monitor can show two device’s screens at once

In addition to a super light laptop, HP also unveiled an intriguing new ultrawide curved monitor today. Creatively named S430c, the 43.4-inch screen isn't the sharpest or most attractive external display I've seen, but it has some compelling features…
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[Deal] Save big on these Anker accessories

Summer might be on it’s way out but Anker is back to warm our wallets with a basket full of deals on accessories ranging from Bluetooth speakers, wall chargers, wireless chargers, car chargers, portable projectors and seemingly everything in-between. Join us after the break for more details on how you can grab a saving. As […]

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Leaked images show off the entire Huawei Mate 30 series ahead of September 19th launch

With the US ban a hot topic and everyone wondering how it will manage to give users access to Google apps and services, Huawei is plowing full steam ahead and launching its brand new Mate 30 series of phones on September 19th. Thanks to a series of leaks from perhaps the best-known leaker of them […]

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[Sponsored] Grab a cheap Windows 10 key with URCDKey’s summer sale

Software can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. URCDKey is an online retailer that offers discounts on activation codes and software keys, so you can get your computer upgraded without having to shell out a ton of money for things like Windows 10 and Microsoft. They’re currently running a summer sale on some […]

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Google confirms Pixel 4 to be announced in New York on October 15th

Fast on the heels of more Pixel 4 camera leaks and hands-on videos comes confirmation that Google is holding a MadeByGoogle launch event on October 15th in New York City. We can expect Google to unveil the Pixel 4, Pixel 4XL alongside the PixelBook 2 and the Google Nest Mini 2 at the event. Despite […]

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Pokémon’s New York-inspired monsters join ‘Pokémon Go’ today

Starting today, September 16th, Pokémon Go players can begin collecting Pokémon from the series' fifth generation of games. As with any of the other Pokémon you could collect previously, you'll be able to catch Gen 5 monsters by…
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Leaked specs for OnePlus 7T, 7T Pro reveal a significant upgrade for the base model

With IFA 2019 out of the way, we have a slew of smartphone launches coming up in the next few weeks, one of which is the OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro. We’ve seen a few rumors pointing to the presence of a 90Hz display on the regular 7T and we expect both models to run […]

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Google may soon let you search with a screenshot

Google might be about to do pair up two mobile screen-related features, "Edit & Share screenshots" and the AI-powered "What's on my Screen," according to some APK digging by 9 to 5 Google. A new feature called "Smart Screenshots," tucked into the…
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[Deal] Anker’s 10W wireless fast charger is really cheap today

If you haven’t already upgraded to wireless charging, you’re really missing out. Anker makes some of us our favorite phone accessories, and today they’re running a deal that makes a fast charging Qi pad extremely cheap, and it’ll work with most newer premium phones these days. The charging pad delivers 10 watts of charge, so […]

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Google One brings full device backups to your Android phone

Android has always lagged a bit behind on full backup features next to its fruity counterpart, but Google’s made improvements to that in the last few years. Now they’re utilizing Google One’s cloud storage to make almost entire backups on your device automatically, which should cover just about everything. If you subscribe to Google One […]

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The best USB-C hubs and docks

By Nick Guy This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full guide to USB-C Hubs and Docks. After…
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‘Gears 5’ will add new modes and maps in its first six months

Now that Gears 5 is out the door, The Coalition and Microsoft are ready to preview what's next. They've outlined what you can expect in the first six months, and there shouldn't be a shortage of new material. The initial season ("Operation" in Gear…
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Xiaomi Mi 9T to get Android 10 in October

Following its sibling Redmi K20 Pro’s day one update to Android 10, Xiaomi’s lauded value sub-flagship will reportedly receive Google’s latest software next month. After years of lackluster update schedules Xiaomi surprised all when it managed to roll out Android 10 to their value flagship Redmi K20 Pro on the update’s launch day alongside Google’s […]

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Google Photos receiving overflow menu usability redesign

Amidst their continual Material Design 2.0 redesigns of their app suite and additions of dark modes, Google has tweaked the Google Photos overflow menu for much improved reachability. Google has been gradually making its way through its app ecosystem and refreshing their UIs with Material Design 2.0 and occasionally adding dark modes, but now Google […]

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MoviePass closes the curtains for good (finally)

MoviePass, the subscription movie-going experience that set the internet on fire last year, has finally announced that they’re closing up shop. And no, it’s not like that 4th of July weekend where they just quit for a few days. MoviePass is done for good. This closure is probably long overdue, since MoviePass never actually figured […]

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Sling TV now works in Apple’s Safari browser

You can now stream both live and on-demand Sling TV content within Apple's Safari browser for desktop. The Dish-owned over-the-top internet TV service already supports Chrome and Edge, but this additional feature means you don't have to use its Mac a…
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Misfit’s new Ronin Command and Path hybrid smartwatches are available for $150

Wear OS might still be laboring under the shackles of the outdated Snapdragon 2100/3100 processors, but there are alternatives to Google’s wearable OS. Misfit’s brand new Ronin Command and Path hybrid smartwatches offer an all-white design with navy blue accents, up to 6- and 12-month battery life, and an assortment of sleep and activity tracking […]

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Maintaining credibility and consistency on YouTube: Revisions to YouTube Music Charts and 24-hour record debut policy

From “American Bandstand” to “TRL,” every generation naturally finds its own barometer to measure the hottest songs and artists of the moment. For this generation, it’s YouTube. There is simply no better current measure of the world’s music listening than YouTube. Every day, we strive to showcase and celebrate the hottest artists, songs and music videos from around the world.

Today, we’re sharing some important changes made to YouTube Music Charts, the go-to destination to see what’s popular, what’s rising and trending both locally and globally on YouTube, and updates to how we determine videos that are eligible for 24-hour record debuts on YouTube.

YouTube Music Charts have become an indispensable source for the industry and the most accurate place for measuring the popularity of music listening behavior happening on the world’s largest music platform. In an effort to provide more transparency to the industry and align with the policies of official charting companies such as Billboard and Nielsen, we are no longer counting paid advertising views on YouTube in the YouTube Music Charts calculation. Artists will now be ranked based on view counts from organic plays.

Over the last few years, fans, artists, and their teams have touted the number of views a video receives on YouTube within the first 24 hours as the definitive representation of its instant cultural impact. It’s a great honor and one we take very seriously. As we look to maintain consistency and credibility across our platform, we’ve made some necessary revisions to our methodology for reporting 24-hour record debuts.

Our goal is to ensure YouTube remains a place where all artists are accurately recognized and celebrated for achieving success and milestones. Videos eligible for YouTube’s 24-hour record debuts are those with the highest views from organic sources within the first 24 hours of the video’s public release. This includes direct links to the video, search results, external sites that embed the video and YouTube features like the homepage, watch next and Trending. Video advertising is an effective way to reach specific audiences with a song debut, but paid advertising views on YouTube will no longer be considered when looking at a 24-hour record debut. The changes will not impact YouTube’s existing 24-hour record debut holders.

Staying true to YouTube’s overall mission of giving everyone a voice and showing them the world, we want to celebrate all artist achievements on YouTube as determined by their global fans. It’s the artists and fans that have made YouTube the best and most accurate measure of the world’s listening tastes, and we intend on keeping it that way.

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MIT scientists accidentally create the blackest material ever

Good news for goths — black somehow just got even blacker. MIT engineers have cooked up a material that's 10 times blacker than anything else previously reported. Capturing more than 99.96 percent of any incoming light, the material is made of verti…
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Google’s search results will highlight original reporting

Google has updated its search algorithm to give more prominence to original reporting. The company's vice president of news, Richard Gingras, wrote in a blog post that it should be easier for people to find the origins of a news story.
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Time’s mixed reality app takes you inside the Amazon rainforest

Time's Immersive app brought you to the moon a couple of months ago — now, it's taking you on a timely trip to the Amazon forest. The publication has rolled out a new augmented reality experience for its application — now available for both iOS and…
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Hideo Kojima releases ‘Death Stranding’ briefing trailer in 4K

Kojima Productions has released a 4K version of Death Stranding's briefing trailer, which originally debuted at Gamescom in August. And you may want to watch it if you intend to follow all the Death Stranding news that comes out of Tokyo Game Show. H…
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Huawei’s Mate X folding smartphone could finally launch next month

First revealed during MWC 2019 back in February, Huawei’s Mate X folding smartphone has been the subject of delays and rumored tweaks, which is understandable when you consider the issues that Samsung has faced with its Galaxy Fold. While an exact date has yet to be announced, it seems that the Huawei’s Mate X could […]

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Scientists discover water vapor on an exoplanet with a rocky core

Water vapor is common in gas giants; Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune all have H2O floating around in their atmospheres. But water on a rocky planet is exceedingly rare, making the discovery of water vapor — and possibly even rain — on the exopl…
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[Deal] Amazon’s blowing out a ton of Otterbox cases today

If you’re looking for some discount phone cases, Amazon’s going to be your friend today. They’re running a one-day sale and knocking up to 60% off of several different Otterbox cases, bringing some prices down to below $ 20 for certain models. It’s mostly for popular phones since that’s primarily what Otterbox designs cases for, but […]

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Roland’s app can sync four iPhones to shoot multi-camera videos

Aspiring filmmakers on a shoestring budget have few options. Roland, the music company, has released a new iOS app that it says will allow users to create professional-quality video without equipment. The 4XCameraMaker app works by connecting the cam…
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Google teases Google Play Pass is coming soon

We know that a Google Play Pass is in the works from Google, and it looks to compete pretty closely with the upcoming Apple Arcade. Supposedly you’ll be able to pay one monthly fee to get access to a big variety of Google Play games and apps with no microtransactions, which sounds great! We just […]

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The iPhone 11 Pro vs. the competition: Battle of the cameras

The new flagship iPhone is here, and Apple's added the word "Pro" to its name — the first time Apple's used that word for a handset. And no wonder: The camera on the iPhone 11 Pro is a triple camera setup that takes nine images with each press…
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[Deal] Upgrade your home theater setup with Anker’s discounted Dolby Atmos soundbar, today only

Tired of dealing with janky and quiet TV speakers, but don’t want to invest in a full-blown home theater setup? We don’t blame you, considering that can cost quite a bit and can take up a bunch of space. Instead, you can go with something like Anker’s Soundcore Infini soundbar, which delivers a big improvement […]

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Anker crams a Fire TV into a soundbar, in case you really don’t like Android TV

Anker has announced a new Nebula Soundbar that wants to do a little more than just make your TV sound better. Nope, this soundbar is more in line with JBL’s Link Bar, but with Amazon Fire TV instead of Android TV, for better or worse. It’s cheaper, too. The Nebula Soundbar is a 2.1 soundbar […]

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Best truly wireless earbuds for your smartphone [2019]

Totally wireless earbuds are all the rage these days. Tons of phones don’t even have headphone jacks anymore, so more and more people are going wireless with their headphones. It’s incredibly convenient, too, especially with how portable they are and the fact that you don’t have a wire to get tangled up in your pocket. […]

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Huawei one-ups Apple with the noise-canceling FreeBuds 3

Wireless earbuds are all the rage right now, even if some of them might kinda sorta like something Apple’s put out. Huawei’s latest offerings, the FreeBuds 3, are tackling one of Apple’s most successful products with a few extra features to try and tempt people over. Noise-canceling, truly wireless Like similar competitors, the FreeBuds 3 […]

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Talk Android’s best of IFA 2019!

IFA 2019 is winding down, and there were plenty of things announced to get excited about. Huawei is pushing 5G processors, we saw a ton of speakers that are smarter than ever, and quite a few new phones were announced that we’re looking forward to. Check out our list of our favorite gadgets and announcements […]

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