Google has discontinued the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Google is no longer selling its landmark Pixel 3 and 3 XL phones, the company confirmed with Android Police. If you enter the old Pixel 3 listing you'll get the home page instead and it no longer appears in the product carousel. Meanwhile, the carrie…
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NBA reportedly plans ‘players-only’ 2K tournament that will air on ESPN

The NBA already has an official esports league with various teams represented, but with the live basketball season on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, it's reportedly about to put real NBA players on the sticks. Yahoo Sports reporter Chris Hay…
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Niantic is doing more to help ‘Pokémon Go’ gamers play at home

Niantic isn't done making it easier to play its location-based games while you're staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The developer has outlined some of its future plans for titles like Pokémon Go, Ingress and Harry Potter: Wizards Unit…
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Instacart workers go on strike after rejecting mild concessions

Instacart hasn't had success trying to avert a strike over a lack of COVID-19 protections. The Gig Workers Collective has declared that a shopper strike is "still on" after asserting that Instacart's concessions were inadequate. A change that sets…
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‘HQ Trivia’ makes a surprise return

HQ Trivia — the once-popular mobile game that turned your random knowledge into a few bucks — abruptly shut down earlier this year after an investment deal fell through. As such, players that still had the app on their phones were probably surprise…
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Anker PowerCore III Sense 10K Review

When you purchase a new phone, it comes with two standard accessories: a charging cable and a wall charger. The only issue is, what do you do if you need to charge your device, but you aren’t around your computer or near a wall outlet? Most of us (if not all) have been in a […]

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2020 Detroit Auto Show canceled as venue becomes a field hospital

Yet another major 2020 auto show has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, although now it's less about timing and more about supporting the current fight. Organizers have canceled the Detroit Auto Show (officially the North American Internat…
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Roborock S6 Pure review: Put the kitchen sink in a robot vacuum

The Roborock S6 Pure robot vacuum is the latest iteration of Roborock’s automated cleaning devices, and it promises to be one of their best models yet. It’s competing in a crowded field, but promises quiet cleaning, smart automations, and even some mopping attachments. Is it worth the price tag, though? We had a chance to […]

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Russia busts card fraud ring that included an infamous hacker

Russia tends to turn a blind eye to some fraudsters and hackers, but it just clamped down on a particularly large group. Investigators have charged at least 25 people involved in a credit card fraud ring that included a notorious hacker. While Russ…
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OnePlus 8 Pro leaks, confirming design, new color, and a hole-punch display

The OnePlus 8 Pro looks like it’s going to shake things up for OnePlus, adopting a new design and a really slick new color. Seriously, can I get every phone in this teal color from now on? The leak is reportedly an official press render that OnePlus will be using, and if that holds up, […]

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Newton Mail might manage to avoid the graveyard one more time

Newton Mail is, well, weird. It’s a really good email app, and it’s only improved since we originally reviewed it several years ago. But it’s expensive as ever at $ 50 per year, and that’s just a tough sell when Gmail is so good and Microsoft Outlook can offer email alongside a full Office 365 subscription. […]

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Fitbit Charge 4 leaks, but no Google influence just yet

The Fitbit Charge 4 has leaked ahead of an official announcement, although you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s almost identical to the Fitbit Charge 3. There are some new features under the hood, but this looks like the same old Fitbit you either love or hate. No Google influence on the hardware just yet. Fitbit […]

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Always-On Display coming to OnePlus phones sometime this year

OnePlus is reportedly testing bringing an Always-On Display feature to its phones. We don’t know exactly when that’ll happen, but it’s confirmed to be in the works directly from the company. The confirmation comes OnePlus’s IDEAS program, where users can submit their most wanted features on OnePlus phones. OnePlus Always-On Display If you’ve wanted an […]

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Games Done Quick will host a charity stream for COVID-19 relief

If you want to help people directly affected by the coronavirus pandemic while watching some of the best speedrunners in the world show off their craft, you're in luck. The good folks over at Games Done Quick (GDQ) announced today they plan to host a…
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Google’s $800 million COVID-19 relief effort includes 2 million face masks

Google's support for the fight against COVID-19 includes more than advisories and a search hub. The internet firm is making a $ 800 million-plus investment in multiple areas to aid treatment, support businesses and keep the public informed. This inc…
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Samsung announces the Galaxy A31, sporting quad cameras in a mid-range package

Smartphone sales are, well, not great right now. Pretty much everyone is struggling in a market that’s shrinking fast and hard due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. We’re not seeing quite as much excitement around phone launches these days, but Samsung’s trying to stay the course with a refreshed Galaxy A31 smartphone. It’s another mid-range […]

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AT&T and Cricket offer customers a $15 plan for a limited time

AT&T Prepaid and Cricket Wireless have launched a $ 15 phone plan that's available for a limited time to both new and existing customers. It comes with 2GB of data, unlimited talk and text and no activation fee — and it's clearly a direct competi…
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Google resumes Chrome updates on a modified schedule

Google is ready to restore some semblance of normalcy to its browser release strategy after pausing Chrome updates to adjust to the work-from-home realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company is resuming releases for Chrome and Chrome OS on an al…
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Watch the Huawei P40 Pro launch live stream right here

In what might be one of the last big smartphone announcements for a while, Huawei’s brand new P40 series of flagship smartphones are about to be unveiled in less than an hour’s time. We’ve seen the leaks and rumors in previous weeks and fully expect the P40 Pro to knock it out of the park […]

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Samsung and Verizon launch the affordable new Galaxy Tab A 8.4 LTE

Samsung has announced a brand new Galaxy Tab A 8.4 in an LTE flavor, and this model’s headed exclusively for Verizon. While LTE tablets can be a little pricey, Samsung and Verizon are trying to keep this a little more budget-friendly. You’re only paying $ 279 for a tablet that seems like a pretty decent option […]

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Plex makes live TV free for three months

Plex is joining the chorus of companies handing out freebies to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. The media app makers are offering their Live TV feature free to all users for three months through June 30th. You'll still need a tuner and an over-the…
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Google is going to slow YouTube down for the next month

With everyone staying indoors and practicing social distancing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen some sites and services degrade video quality to deal with the boost in traffic that they’re getting. As of right now it’s mostly just affected Europe, but Google has announced they’ll be throttling YouTube video streams across the […]

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Uncarrier customers get two-months of YouTube Premium for free with T-Mobile Tuesdays

Wondering what to watch while you self-isolate? Well, if you are an Uncarrier customer you’ll be glad to learn that T-Mobile Tuesdays is rewarding you with a two-month subscription to YouTube Premium (with YouTube Music Premium included), at no cost to yourself. From today onwards, T-Mobile customers can watch ad-free videos, download their favorite content […]

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Mozilla combines tracker blocking with paid, ad-free browsing

Last year, Mozilla partnered with Scroll — a subscription service that enables ad-free browsing of its partner publications — to analyze if a select group of users preferred paying a small fee rather than being served ads, and if the strategy was c…
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Check out the last Huawei P40 Pro details before its announcement on March 26th

Huawei is set to announce both the P40 and P40 Pro in just a few days during an online-only event happening March 26th. But even with the real announcement just a few days away, the rumors keep on coming. The latest leak clarifies the last few details about the duo of phones, including Huawei’s continued […]

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‘Half-Life: Alyx’ is the flagship VR game we’ve been waiting for

Half-Life: Alyx is a Half-Life game through and through. While it might not be the long-awaited "Episode 3," it's not just a trifling VR side-story either. It carries on Half-Life's tradition of pushing PC gaming forward — this time, by focusing…
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OnePlus is testing forced dark mode for more apps in their latest OxygenOS beta

Dark mode is a big deal for Android users. It was a primary selling point with Android 10, and tons of apps and developers have been quickly trying to support that new native dark theme. But not all apps have taken advantage of Android’s native dark mode. Lots of apps are lagging behind, with some […]

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Paramount cancels movie’s theatrical release in favor of Netflix

Movie studios are already sending theatrical releases to streaming services as the coronavirus outbreak grips the world, but they've usually gone directly to in-house services. Paramount, however, appears to be breaking rank. Both Deadline and Hollyw…
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Facebook’s Dark Mode rolling out now

Here’s some good news during the current Coronavirus-driven global pandemic: Facebook is finally rolling out its Dark Mode user interface for users across the globe. To start out, this is going to be for the desktop only. If you get the update (being pushed out server-side), you’ll get a prompt asking you if you’d like […]

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Smartphones will be just one industry impacted by Coronavirus

As you might expect, smartphone sales are going to slump during the global Coronavirus pandemic. Research firm Strategy Analytics says that shipments in February fell by 38% year-on-year. March numbers could be worse. Industries worldwide are feeling the pain of Coronavirus. In China specifically, “Some Asian factories were unable to manufacture smartphones, while many consumers […]

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[Deal] Score four months of TIDAL Premium or HiFi for the insane price of just $4/£4

At times like these where many of us are practicing social distancing, being trapped in a residence with other people that listen to what you consider to be terrible music could push you over the edge. There’s no need to fork out lots of cash on a music streaming subscription of your own, though, because […]

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Want to see the canceled Essential Phone 2?

The Essential Phone 2 is canceled and Essential as a company is gone, and despite some last gasps, it’s officially over for the company. But we do know they were working on something before going under, and some new hardware prototypes have surfaced showing off what could’ve been the company’s follow-up smartphone. Essential Phone 2 […]

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COVID-19: Resources to help people learn on YouTube

As more and more families find themselves at home, we know people are learning how to adjust to this situation. Beyond helping people find authoritative sources of news and information, we also want to be a helpful learning resource to families across the globe.

We’re fortunate to have an incredible community of learning creators on YouTube. From CrashCourse to Physics Girl, the EduTuber community has been helping people around the world learn and keep up with their studies. We wanted to take a moment to provide an update around how we’re supporting their efforts.

Learn@Home

Starting today, we’re launching Learn@Home, a website with learning resources and content for families. From Khan Academy to Sesame Street to code.org, Learn@Home will spotlight content across math, science, history and arts from popular learning channels. We’ll also have a dedicated section for families with kids under 13, where parents and kids can watch videos together that encourage kids’ creativity, curiosity, playfulness and offline activities, such as how to build a model volcano. The website is launching today in English and will continue to evolve. We’re working to expand to more languages in the coming days, such as Italian, French, Korean, Spanish, Japanese and more.

YouTube Learning Destination

The YouTube Learning destination is designed to inspire and help students with high-quality learning content on YouTube. The destination regularly features supplemental learning content, celebrates learning moments, and shares tips for learners. The destination is available in English today and will expand to Italian, French, Korean, Spanish, Japanese and more in the coming days. You can find the Learning destination at youtube.com/learning or in the brand new Explore tab on the YouTube app.

#StudyWithMe

As people #StayHome to work and study, it can feel like an isolating time. We’ve been inspired by the #StudyWithMe movement, where students share their study experiences with each other online. Whether reading or listening to music, it helps to feel less alone when you study together.

YouTube Kids

YouTube Kids provides kids under 13 with a safer environment where they can explore their interests and curiosity on their own while giving parents the tools to customize the experience. The app features a range of timely content, such as healthy habits, indoor fun and learning.

We understand this is an unprecedented situation facing families across the globe. We’re humbled by the incredible EduTuber community that’s sharing knowledge with the world, and we hope you find these resources helpful in these challenging times.

Malik Ducard, VP of Content Partnerships, Learning, Social Impact, Family, Film & TV


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Camera Go is a better camera app for Android Go smartphones

Google has announced a new camera app specifically for Android Go smartphones. This continues Google’s trend of pushing more lightweight, simpler versions of their apps to lower-cost devices, making Android even better on smaller budgets. Camera Go With Android Go officially crossing the 100 million device threshold, it’s a big part of Google’s mobile ecosystem. […]

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GDC could return to San Francisco as a 3-day event in August

When GDC's organizers cancelled the annual conference due to the coronavirus outbreak, they said they were hoping to host another even in the summer. Now, they've officially announced GDC Summer, a three-day "celebration of all things game developmen…
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HMD Global announces Nokia 8.3 5G, a couple of affordable smartphones, and the retro 5310

Originally scheduled to announce its new smartphones during MWC 2020 in Barcelona, Nokia held an online launch event today to reveal its Bond-themed Nokia 8.3 5G and the more affordable Nokia 1.3 and Nokia 5.3, plus the nostalgic Nokia 5310 feature phone. As you might expect, Nokia is making a big deal of the Nokia […]

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Watch Netflix with your friends in quarantine with this Chrome extension

You might be missing some social interaction if you’re stuck inside, waiting out the current spread of COVID-19. But you don’t have to be completely alone, and I’m not talking about spamming memes in your Discord server, either. Check out the Netflix Party extension for Google Chrome instead. Netflix Party Chrome extension This extension is […]

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The next ‘Overwatch’ hero is an AI robot with an important story link

Overwatch's newest hero is Echo. Fans have been waiting a while for Blizzard to add a new playable character to the game. It's been seven months since the company introduced Sigma, the game's 31st hero. The anticipation for Echo has been building lon…
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Motorola Edge+ leaks again, announcement seems imminent

With MWC being canceled this year, it left a lot of phones without an announcement. Motorola was supposedly gearing up to debut the Motorola Edge+ at the annual event, but since then it just seems like we’ve been seeing trickle leaks while they prepare another standalone event for the phone. Motorola Edge+, 5G, Verizon This […]

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DOOM Eternal rips onto Stadia this Friday, The Division 2 available now with cross-play and cross-save

If you’re looking for a way to spend your weekend indoors, have you checked out DOOM Eternal? We already knew it was coming this Friday on March 20th, but Google is officially ready to kick off its demon-slaying partnership. The game is launching the same day as it does on other platforms (Xbox One, PlayStation […]

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[Deal] Stream away this weekend with a discount on the NVIDIA Shield TV

Looking for a new device to make your week go by a little faster? Retailers are dropping the price on the NVIDIA Shield TV, making it a great time to upgrade your home theater setup to take advantage of all the extra time you’ll have to stream some TV. This discount knocks the price of […]

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Everything you need to know about the Galaxy S20: news, accessories, deals, and more

Need info about the Galaxy S20? We’ve got you covered with everything from reviews, deals, accessories, information, news, and more. This page is periodically updated with the latest news about the Samsung Galaxy S20, so check back frequently to stay on top of Samsung’s flagship phone for 2020. About the Galaxy S20 The Samsung Galaxy […]

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Samsung shuts down its PC-to-mobile game streaming on March 27th

We hope you weren't counting on Samsung's PlayGalaxy Link to play your PC games on your phone. Samsung has quietly announced (so quietly that most didn't notice the news in late February) that it's shutting down the game streaming service on March 2…
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Disney Plus launches in the UK on March 24, O2 customers can snag 6-months subscription for free

Disney+ has been available in the US for a few months now, but thanks to content licensing issues its debut in the UK was delayed until March 24th, which is now just a week away. After signing promotional deals with carriers in France, Germany, Spain, and other European countries, Disney has teamed up with the […]

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The Morning After: What you actually need to play Stadia games in 4K

Besides getting Stadia running in 4K, I hope everyone is exercising restraint and good judgment as the effects of coronavirus continue to grow. Unsurprisingly, from our perspective, the effects have gone far beyond canceled trade shows and delayed br…
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PSA: Samsung will sanitize your Galaxy smartphone, Watch, and Buds in bid to fight Coronavirus

By now, you are probably well aware of the Coronavirus situation, both locally and around the world, and hopefully, everyone is taking extra special care of themselves and those around them. While washing hands for 30-seconds or longer is one of the ways that we can help prevent the spread of the disease, Samsung is […]

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OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro might launch on April 15th, OnePlus 8 Lite delayed

As the launch of OnePlus’ inevitable new generation of smartphones draws nearer multiple leakers suggest that launch may be a mere month away. OnePlus‘ penchant for launching near to top-tier smartphones at less unreasonable prices than their Samsung and similar premium brand competition has earned the company much admiration in the six years since their […]

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Google says nationwide coronavirus website is in development

President Trump misspoke when he said Google was developing a national screening and test result site for potential coronavirus patients (that's just Verily's Bay Area pilot for now), but there was apparently a degree of truth involved. In a series…
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OnePlus 7T, 7T Pro get first open beta, includes better RAM management and live caption features

OnePlus has dropped an open beta for both the OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro, continuing their trend of generally being pretty good with software updates on their phones. They’re also one of the best about letting enthusiasts test out updates early with open betas, which makes owning one pretty exciting for anyone that likes to […]

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These Nokia phones are getting an Android 10 update soon, despite coronavirus delays

Nokia has tried to be as transparent as possible about software updates in their lineup of phones, and for the most part, they’ve succeeded. We’ve been well aware of what Nokia devices are getting which updates, and HMD Global has rolled things out on time almost every time. The latest refresh update from both companies […]

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