Molecule-level ‘CT scans’ could lead to faster drug discovery

Scientists like to use x-rays when determining chemical structures to develop drugs, but it's an agonizingly slow process. As they need large, pure crystals, it can take weeks or even years to produce something big enough for studying. However, th…
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Google’s app suite will cost up to $40 per phone for European phone makers

After Google was slammed by the European Commission for forcing manufacturers to bundle Google apps on all Android phones, the search giant has changed up their strategy for licensing Play Services in Europe, according to a leaked document. Manufacturers will get more flexibility with what Google apps they want to pre-install along with the Play […]

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Audi delays E-Tron SUV by a month over software bugs

Audi's E-Tron SUV has seemingly been in development for ages, but you're going to have to wait longer still to see it on the road. The automaker has delayed the electric SUV's arrival by four weeks due a "software development issue," a spokesman tol…
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Amazon fixes security flaws allowing smart home hijacks

Some smart home device owners may have dodged a bullet. Amazon recently patched 13 security flaws in an operating system for the Internet of Things, FreeRTOS, as well as Amazon Web Services connection modules. The holes let intruders crash devices,…
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Huawei Mate 20 Pro might have an easily fooled face unlock

If you’ve heard me on one of our recent podcasts, you know that I’m not a big fan of notches, especially on Android phones. The iPhone X from last year introduced this monstrosity and Android manufacturers were (VERY) quick to copy. The iPhone X’s notch at least had a purpose – it housed new facial […]

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Google Pixel 3 camera might not always save pictures

Google’s new Pixel 3 arguably has the best camera on an Android phone (or any phone) in 2018. An issue has been discovered by multiple users, however, where a photo fails to save after the shot on both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL . This particular issue has been reported since the Nexus […]

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Lime’s Gen 3 scooter is built to survive rider abuse

Lime might have lost access to San Francisco, but it does have a consolation prize: a new scooter to entice you in those cities where its shared service does operate. The Lime-S Gen 3 touts technology upgrades like a color screen (for speed, batter…
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[Guide] How to disable the notch on the Pixel 3 XL

If you watched the live stream of the Google launch event on October 9th, you’d have immediately noticed that the Pixel 3 XL does indeed sport a notch on its 6.3-inch OLED display while the 5.5-inch Pixel 3 is entirely notch-free. It’s a trend that we first saw in the Android world with the Essential Phone, although […]

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Healthcare.gov security breach leaks info for 75,000 people

Today The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Healthcare.gov, the federally operated health insurance marketplace, has suffered a data breach. Apparently it detected "anomalous system activity" in a tool that's supposed…
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Nat Geo and OpenROV are giving away 1000 robot submarines

Despite having lived in close proximity to it for hundreds of thousands of years, humanity has yet to explore even a fraction of the Earth's ocean. We have more thoroughly mapped the surfaces of moon and Mars than we have the seafloor. National Geogr…
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Grab the stock wallpapers from the new Asus ROG Phone

New wallpapers can spiff up an older device, and usually save you some serious cash by curbing that new device envy. That’s doubly true for a phone like the Asus ROG Phone that costs a whopping $ 900. But you can snag some of the wallpapers from Asus’s sleek new gaming phone and give your phone […]

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‘Papers, Please’ creator debuts ‘Return of the Obra Dinn’

Return of the Obra Dinn, the first-person mystery from Papers, Please creator Lucas Pope, is now available. The game has been in the works for some time, with Pope revealing the project and releasing an early demo back in 2014, and it features a rath…
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YouTube makes it simple for fans to experience live performances with Eventbrite

Over 1 billion fans come to YouTube each month to connect with their favorite artists and discover new music. Thanks to a new partnership with Eventbrite, we’re making it simple for fans to go from experiencing music online to seeing live performances.

Starting today, fans watching videos from YouTube Official Artist Channels will see Eventbrite listings for live music performances throughout the U.S. below the video. With one easy click on the “Tickets” button, they’ll be able to purchase directly from Eventbrite.

Live events continue to be a major source of revenue for artists, so we want to help artists keep fans updated on their upcoming shows and sell more tickets to live performances. YouTube’s global audience also lets artists find new fans with 26% of Millenials (44% of teens) claiming they discover live music events on YouTube, according to Nielsen.

Through our partnerships with Eventbrite and Ticketmaster, YouTube now covers more than 70% of the US ticketing market and we’ll continue to add new artists and venues of all sizes to our list in North America as well as expand globally.

We’re excited to further the power of video discovery on Youtube to bring artists and fans together and continue supporting those connections through live shows.

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Ticketmaster buys a blockchain company to guard against ticket fraud

Ticketmaster will soon have another way to fight bogus ticket sales: by hopping on one of the biggest tech bandwagons of 2018. It's acquiring Upgraded, a company that melds blockchain's distributed trust with encrypted barcodes to minimize the fraud…
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Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 with 10GB of RAM launches on October 25

Xiaomi is prepping to launch a first of its kind smartphone next week with 10GB of RAM and 5G data speed compatibility. A pop-up front facing camera is a third unique feature recently seen on the Oppo Find X and these three features combined are a first for a single smartphone. The pop-up camera is […]

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WSJ: Facebook believes spammers were behind its massive data breach

More than two weeks after Facebook revealed a massive data breach, we still don't know who was using the flaw in its site to access information on tens of millions of users. Now the Wall Street Journal reports, based on anonymous sources, that the co…
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YouTube app on Android finally gets a beta program

The good thing about Gboard and Chrome on Android is that their beta program handles tests and features prior to them hitting the masses. YouTube has utilized server-side tests that basically use random users as guinea pigs, but it now has an official beta program to (supposedly) stop that practice. I’d much rather have tests […]

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Samsung updates the Galaxy S9 with a camera improvement and October security patch

Samsung released a rear camera update for the Galaxy Note 9 last month and now the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are getting a camera improvement, but for the front facing shooter. According to the changelog, faces will have improved brightness when the backlighting is strong. The October security patch is also included in the update, […]

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YouTube is down for everyone right now, including YouTube TV and YouTube Music

Google’s major video streaming platform, YouTube, is totally down right now. The home page on desktop is struggling to load anything, and while the mobile app seems like it’s faring a little better at showing some videos, they totally error out when you actually try to watch them. Google’s acknowledged the problem, although they haven’t […]

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Bill Gates remembers Paul Allen: ‘I will miss him tremendously’

Yesterday, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen passed away at the age of 65 following a battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and today, Bill Gates shared a few thoughts on the man he says changed his life. "When I think about Paul, I remember a passionate…
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[TA Deals] Become a quicker reader with the discounted 2018 Speed Reading bundle

No matter what career you’re in or what hobbies you have, being able to read quicker will always be a helpful skill. It’s been linked to having more success in school and work, and we’ve got a bundle that will help you start your speed running journey. The bundle includes two pieces of software: 7 […]

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai confirms censored China search engine

When Google's chief privacy officer admitted to the Senate that the company is working on a secret project called 'Dragonfly,' he refused to say what it is. According to previous reports, Dragonfly is the codename for the censored search engine Googl…
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Snapchat is a popular source for news among college students

A number of studies have shown that people turn to social media for news, and of all of the social networks out there, Facebook consistently leads the pack in this regard. But a new study from the Knight Foundation has turned up a surprising finding…
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Razer Phone 2 is official, still wants to make gaming phones a thing

  Razer is taking another stab at the gaming market with the aptly named Razer Phone 2, offering unparalleled performance, a high-refresh rate display, and a gamer-y aesthetic in a pretty slick package. This isn’t a major redesign from last year’s phone, but there are a few things worth mentioning. Gaming powerhouse The Razer Phone […]

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The Morning After: ‘Fortnite’ cheat salesmen get sued

Welcome to the week! You can expect our verdict on Google's Pixel 3 series soon, and there are plenty more reviews coming very soon: Apple's cheaper iPhone XR isn't far away and then there are all those Microsoft Surface devices… For now, we've got…
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Brydge announces their own take on a Pixel Slate keyboard with G-Type

If you weren’t totally in love with the (expensive) Pixel Slate keyboard that Google announced yesterday, you might be interested in a third-party option. Specifically, we’re talking about one made by Brydge, a company known for making quality accessories for Microsoft’s Surface line, iPads, and other portable devices. Now they’re trying their hand at a […]

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[TA Deals] Master Microsoft Office with this heavily discounted bundle!

Microsoft’s Office is the world’s most popular productivity suite. It handles documentation, presentations, spreadsheets, and more. If you’re going into business, you need to know how to use Office. The Microsoft Office Mastery Bundle on Talk Android Deals is the perfect way to master the entire suite for a fraction of what online academies charge. This bundle […]

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Xiaomi quietly announced the Mi Box S, a 4K Android TV box for $60

During Google’s flurry of announcements, Xiaomi quietly unveiled their newest Mi Box S, a 4K Android TV player at an incredibly aggressive price tag. Preorders are already up for an October release, and it’ll only cost you $ 59.99. It’s Android TV, so you pretty much know what to expect, and it ships with Android TV […]

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Pixel 3 XL display wins ‘Best Smartphone Display Award’ from DisplayMate

Google sourced the OLED panels for last year’s Pixel 2 XL from LG, and it’s fair to say that there were some issues with the displays from early shipments exhibiting muted colors and blue hues. Google attempted to fix the issues via software updates which included a ‘Saturated‘ mode to boost color vibrancy, although that […]

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Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Specifications

It’s been an interesting lead-in to the official Google announcement of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL with the pair of handsets having been made available through both nefarious and accidental means, resulting in a ton of unboxing videos and even reviews being published before the October 9th event. As with the Pixel 2 […]

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Judge rejects Lime request to block e-scooter rivals in San Francisco

Lime just lost a last-minute bid to delay the launch of San Francisco's electric scooter pilot program. A judge has denied the company's request for a temporary restraining order that would have blocked Skip and Scoot from launching their services i…
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[TA Deals] Secure your passwords with a discounted subscription to Password Boss

If you’re in the market for a password manager, you’ll want to take a glance at Password Boss. Not only is it a well-rounded password manager, but right now you can save up to 93% off the list price. Not a bad deal for never having to worry about your passwords ever again. It’s secure, […]

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Here’s how to see if you were affected by Facebook’s breach

Today, Facebook provided additional information on the data breach it disclosed last month. Whereas it initially said up to 50 million users might have been affected, it now reports that 30 million were impacted by the breach. By exploiting a system…
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[Download] Updated Home app gets a redesign, smart controls, and household sharing

A couple of days after Google launched the new Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel Slate, and the new Home Hub; the search giant has begun rolling out an update to its Home app that brings a new design and a focus on smart controls for smart home devices. Join us after the break for more […]

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[Sponsored] Grab a multi-outlet Bestek surge protector just a penny!

Bestek’s latest promotion is offering one of their 8-outlet surge protectors. for just a penny. Sounds crazy, but if you’ve got a social media account you legitimately can get this accessory (or something else they’re offering) for just $ 0.01, including free shipping. Read on and we’ll explain how it works. The surge protector features 8 […]

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[TA Deals] Save 89% and get the CAD & 3D Printing eBook bundle for just $19

If you want to step into the world of 3D printing, you’ll need to know what you’re doing before diving in. We’ve got an excellent bundle on a ton of eBooks that cover the basics and then some, including 3D printing, CNC routing, and more, all for a heavily discounted rate. You’ll get a total […]

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Razer Phone 2 hands-on: Closer to flagship

Last year, Razer introduced its first-ever smartphone and, as you might've guessed, it was built for gamers. With a 120Hz screen refresh rate, a gorgeous display and a powerful processor, the Razer Phone was definitely impressive when it came to…
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Apple’s original shows may be free for device owners

Apple's long-in-the-making streaming video service might not cost you anything. CNBC sources have reported that Apple's offering will revolve around a revamped TV app where original programming will be available for free in addition to previously rum…
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Anki’s cute Vector robot will include a mysterious Alexa integration

There are plenty of toy robots out on the market, but few are as endearing as the upcoming Anki Vector. Its big bright eyes are most reminiscent of the Pixar character Wall-E. But as cute as its Wall-E-like personality is, it doesn't mean much if the…
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Google’s phone-calling AI comes to Pixel phones in November

Do you want to be one of the first everyday users to try Google's phone-calling Duplex AI? You'd better have a Pixel device. Google has announced that Pixel users in the US will be the first to have access to the feature in November. If you live in A…
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The Morning After: Goodbye, Google+

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Who's ready to meet the Pixel 3 (again)? Google's big hardware event is scheduled for today at 11 AM ET, and we'll be ready to show you everything we've already seen plus any surprises that are left in store. Un…
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Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL pictures leak for what might be the last time

Ahead of Google's Pixel 3 event tomorrow, the larger variant of its phone suffered multiple leaks before we got hands-on time with a retail boxed version over the weekend. Just to (hopefully) put a cap on things before the show starts, Evan Blass has…
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Google is finally testing manual backups with Android Pie

One feature that’s pretty much always been sorely missed on Android compared to iOS is the ability to make full, complete data backups on demand to ease transitioning in between devices. Apple offers stellar iCloud/iTunes backups, but the closest thing you’d get with that on Android would be on a rooted device utilizing recovery backups. And […]

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[TA Deals] Save up to 95% on a lifetime subscription to Goose VPN!

It’s always good to keep an eye out for deals on VPN services, and right now you can score a heavy discount on multi-year subscriptions to Goose VPN. You can even lock in a subscription for life so you won’t have to deal with making monthly payments just to keep your internet activity secure. Goose […]

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Microsoft promises to recover files deleted by Windows 10 bug

Microsoft has pledged to rescue those all-important personal files that its most recent Windows 10 update contrived to consume. The company was forced to halt the rollout of its October 2018 upgrades when users started complaining that their document…
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How to set up Plex Live TV and DVR

Live TV can be one of the hardest things to give up for cord cutters, especially if you’re a big sports fan. You can always sign up for something like DirecTV Now or Sling TV to replace it, but it’s becoming increasingly popular to simply drop an antenna into your set up and use something […]

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Homeland Security has ‘no reason to doubt’ China spy chip refutals

Amazon and Apple have an unusual ally in their attempt to shoot down Bloomberg's claims of Chinese hardware surveillance: the US Department of Homeland Security. The agency joined the UK's National Cyber Security Centre in saying it had "no reason to…
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LG officially announced the V40 ThinQ packed with five cameras and more AI

LG has finally announced the heavily leaked V40 ThinQ, offering a phone with a staggering amount of cameras and AI bravado. While LG has struggled to release a phone with the “it” factor to really take on Samsung and Apple, if you’re looking for something that can deliver a phenomenal multimedia experience, this might just […]

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‘Tell Me A Story’ trailer shows fairy tales gone horribly wrong

Add CBS All Access to the ranks of streaming services delivering appropriately eerie shows for Halloween. It used a New York Comic-Con panel to premiere the trailer for Tell Me A Story, an original series mashing up three fairy tales ("Three Little P…
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LG Watch W7 Specifications

When LG launched its latest flagship smartphone, the V40 ThinQ, at an event in New York earlier, the Korean handset maker also unveiled its newest smartwatch, the Watch W7. As previously rumored, the Watch W7 is a hybrid smartwatch that incorporates actual mechanical hands that sit beneath the touchscreen display. Encased in a stainless steel […]

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