[Video] Unboxing the Moto G5 Plus

Lenovo’s Moto G5 Plus is set to be one of the best mid-range phones of the year. If you’re wanting to get an advance look at it. be sure to join us for a full unboxing after the break. The device itself went up for pre-order in the US just a couple of days ago. […]

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Google is reportedly working on a new social app for photo editing and sharing

Google is reportedly working on yet another photo-based app. Unlike Google Photos, this app may be for groups to edit and share their photos. Google says that it’s “just experimenting” and that there aren’t any release plans yet.

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Huawei P9 vs. P10: Which stylish Huawei phone is best for you?

In March, the Huawei P10 will hit shelves internationally. However, how does Huawei’s newest flagship stack up against its lauded predecessor, the P9, when it comes to power and overall performance?

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Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45: Our first take

Tag Heuer’s luxury world of Swiss watches and the high-tech smarts of Intel have come together in the new Connected Modular 45 smartwatch, and you better believe the hype; this is a real Swiss smartwatch through and through.

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How to use Facebook Messenger’s secret conversations in iOS and Android

In recent years, encryption and the privacy it affords has become a very important issue. Follow this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to enable so-called “secret conversations” in Facebook Messenger.

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Kronaby Hybrid smartwatch: Our first take

The world of hybrid smartwatches is getting bigger, as more people realize they can combine classic watch style with some smart functionality. We’ve tried on newcomer Kronaby’s range at Baselworld 2017.

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Weekly Rewind: Chuck Berry’s legacy, Apple’s (RED) iPhone, Lexus’ new yacht

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this week.

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Enjoy your personal concert with VR videos on YouTube

Any music fan will tell you, there’s nothing better than seeing your favorite band live. But if you’re one of the millions of people who can’t make it to a show, YouTube is giving you the next best thing. We’re working with some amazing artists to bring you live performances and music videos in VR.

And today Gorillaz – hailed by “The Guinness Book Of World Records” as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act – have announced their return with the release of a new video directed by Jamie Hewlett, featuring four tracks from their highly anticipated forthcoming album “Humanz.” The epic six-minute animated film – titled “Saturnz Barz (Spirit House)” – provides an extraordinary cutting-edge VR experience to include the track “Saturnz Barz” in full, plus highlights of “Ascension,” “Andromeda” and “We Got The Power.” You can check it out here fresh from the oven.


With these new immersive experiences, you can transport yourself to top music festivals and killer concerts, without having to deal with the crowds. This weekend, you can check out Ultra Music Festival live, with a set from Hardwell live streaming in 360 degrees. And you can already experience highlights from Coachella on YouTube, without having to bear the heat of the desert.

We’ve also been working with some of your favorite artists to experiment with new ways to tell the story behind their songs and allow you to be immersed in the video. Sit next to Sampha on the piano bench while he performs “(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano.” Step into Hunter Hayes’ recording studio as he builds each musical component of his current single, “Yesterday’s Song.” Check out Young The Giant’s latest single, “Silvertongue,” as though you were in the audience. Watch The Naked & Famous official music video for “Higher” shot at the YouTube Space LA. And you can use VR to travel behind the scenes, too. Check out Florida Georgia Line as they shoot “May We All” at the Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald.


You can watch these videos using the YouTube VR app available on Daydream or with Google Cardboard. If you don’t have a headset, don’t worry, you can still get the 360-degree video experience on your mobile phone or desktop. It’ll be like you’re virtually there with your favorite band.

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Hush now: New gene-silencing drug cuts cholesterol by half in clinical trial

By silencing a gene, a new treatment may help fight high cholesterol. In clinical trials, the drug known as inclisiran developed by researchers from Imperial College London reduced cholesterol by an impressive 50 percent.

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Scientists discover protein that may reverse some damaging aspects of aging process

Scientists in Germany have discovered a protein that can prompt the body’s blood stem cells to act young again, potentially reversing some of the bad aspects of the aging process.

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Your wearable could soon be your wallet, too, if Samsung gets its way

Today’s wearables may be useful for tracking the number of steps you’ve taken or calories burned, but soon, they may be able to help you keep tabs on another kind of activity — your bank account.

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Target circular exposes Samsung Galaxy S8 pre-order bonuses

After it becomes official next week, buyers of the Samsung Galaxy S8 are going to have various incentives to pre-order the phone. Target, one of the largest retailers in the United States, plans on going all-out for buyers who pre-order Samsung’s 2017 flagship. A leak of an upcoming advertisement tells us what they’ll give anyone […]

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Instagram will start blurring ‘sensitive’ photos in your feed

In recent months, Instagram has taken some long-overdue steps to reduce abuse on its platform and generally make the experience better and safer for all users. Today, the company has announced another change in line with those goals. When you're brow…
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Android Wear goes upscale with watches from Fossil, Tag Heuer, more at Baselworld

Baselworld 2017 is nearly here, and we’re expecting to see a ton of great new smartwatches from the likes of Tag Heuer, Movado, and more. Here’s everything we expect to see at the annual watch and jewelry trade show.

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Medium’s subscription offers all-you-can-read stories for $5

We knew that subscriptions were coming to the popular blogging platform, Medium. But, we didn't know the full details of what'd be included or the price. For $ 5 a month you'll get access to exclusive pieces of writing, site features before anyone els…
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Android security came a long way in 2016 but Google says there is more work

Google made significant strides in shutting down malicious apps and distributing security updates last year, but has identified areas of improvement in a year-in-review blog post.

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Dozens watched a Facebook Live stream of sexual assault

It's no secret that Facebook has its hands full dealing with graphic and violent content being streamed live on the site. Last summer, Antonio Perkins was streaming an otherwise normal evening when he was shot. There have been other cases of graphic…
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Someone made a Game Boy emulator for the Apple Watch

An Apple Watch developer has figured out how to port the Gambatte Game Boy emulator to the hardware, creating a unique control scheme that takes advantage of the wearable’s touchscreen.

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Google doubles down on the news part of its ‘News & Weather’ app

Folks looking for a quick look at day's forecast and stories have always been able to turn to Google's News and Weather app for an overview — but apparently, it didn't offer enough. According to Google News' Anand Paka, users routinely hit the botto…
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Huawei Watch 2 Sport review

LG’s Watch Sport may have been the first Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch, but the Huawei Watch 2 Sport is the one to buy. Here’s our full review.

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Huawei Watch 2 Sport vs. Huawei Watch 2 Classic: Which one is right for you?

Huawei has finally unveiled its latest pair of Android Wear watches, but which of the two new devices is right for you? Here, we pit the Huawei Watch 2 Sport and Huawei Watch 2 Classic against one another.

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GoRout puts 21st Century tech into the hands of football coaches with the Vue system

A lot of time gets wasted in football simply discussing plays. GoRout now uses an innovative technology which improves communication between coaches and the players so more time can be spent moving instead of listening.

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HERA telescope upgrades could reveal the earliest stars

When it first went online in February 2016, the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA) radio telescope in South Africa boasted 19, 42-foot-diameter antennas aimed at the "Cosmic Dawn" of the universe. The antennas are designed to detect a specif…
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HTC’s U Ultra actually isn’t that durable

You’re no doubt familiar with JerryRigEverything, the YouTuber that puts phones through a variety of different bend tests. This time the subject is the HTC U Ultra, and the results aren’t good. If you’re looking for a phone with durability, you might not want to go with the U Ultra, according to JerryRigEverything’s tests. The […]

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Researchers develop a drone that swoops and lands like a bird

Watch out, birds. The drones are coming for your jobs. Researchers at BMT Defence Services (BMT) and the University of Bristol in Britain have built a fixed-wing UAV that can land as well as its avian counterparts, reports Popular Mechanics. Although…
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Young, sexy, and adventurous? Guess says its new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch is for you

Fashion brand Guess has announced the Guess Connect smartwatch range, new models powered by Android Wear 2.0 and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear platform. The watches will come in styles suitable for men and women.

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Tiny liquid battery cools chips while powering them

Scientists from IBM and ETH Zurich university have built a tiny "flow" battery that has the dual benefit of supplying power to chips and cooling them at the same time. Even taking pumping into account, it produces enough energy to power a chip while…
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Saks Fifth Avenue left customer data exposed to the public

Sometimes, hackers don't have to lift a finger to swipe valuable shopping data — it can be sitting right out in the open. BuzzFeed News has found that a number of associated major fashion stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Gilt and Lord & Tay…
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[TA Deals] Snatch the Montair Air Wireless Charging Car Mount for $55!

A wireless charging pad in your car? It’s absolutely possible, and it’s more practical than you think. The Montar Air Wireless Charging Car Mount on Talk Android Deals merges a wireless charging pad and a car mount into one product. We’re offering it to you at an exclusive price that’s live for a limited time. […]

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A leaked Samsung Galaxy S8 shows plum color

Ready for an interesting twist? This is the Galaxy S8 that Samsung will announce at the end of the month. An unnamed individual took multiple images of the phone in plum. Well, this could actually be just a prototype and probably is just a prototype. We say that because there’s a coat of paint over […]

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The 5 best cases to keep your Galaxy A5 (2017) looking good

Samsung’s Galaxy A5 might be water-resistant, but the smartphone’s glass-and-aluminum body is still easy to damage. Fortunately, these cases and covers can help you better protect your new purchase.

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LeEco is reportedly selling the site for its Silicon Valley HQ

Chinese tech giant LeEco might not get the chance to build the massive Silicon Valley HQ it wanted. According to Reuters, it's selling the 49-acre property a year after it bought the site from Yahoo and in the midst of serious financial issues. LeEco…
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Weekly Rewind: A ‘Matrix’ spinoff, lab-grown chicken, Tag Heuer’s $1,600 smartwatch

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this week.

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6 Huawei P9 problems and the solutions to deal with them

The Huawei P9 is a quality phone, but some owners have faced a multitude of issues since the smartphone’s launch. Luckily, we’ve prowled the internet to find the most common problems users are facing, along with a few workarounds.

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New leak shows possible poster for Galaxy S8 release

It’s been hard enough for Samsung to keep what looks to be almost all the details of the Galaxy S8 secret and now it appears that their event poster isn’t even safe. A new leaked image shows off what very well could be the poster for the Galaxy S8 and, if it’s real, confirms when […]

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Lily Drone team says it has no timeframe for issuing refunds

When Lily Robotics announced that its self-flying, follow-along camera drone wouldn't be produced, it promised to refund $ 34 million in pre-orders back to its customers. That's still the plan, but according to a new refund request form, the company i…
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LG G6 goes up for pre-order in the U.S.

It’s time! The 2017 flagship from LG is up for pre-order in the United States. If you’ve been waiting patiently for this phone, today’s your day to throw down big money. The G6 is live on Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, and Best Buy’s sites for you to pre-order. Verizon Release date: March 30 Price: $ 672, […]

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The Heatbuff sits by your keyboard and keeps your hands nice and warm

Whether typing or gaming, your hands can sometimes get too darn cold to do things properly. The Heatbuff, a small infrared hand warmer that sits at the top of your keyboard, wants to change all that.

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Maker of a $14,000 super-secure phone gets cold feet after low sales force cuts

Sirin Labs, makers of the $ 14,000 Solarin phone, proves that getting ahead in smartphone manufacturing today is a true challenge, as news spreads of a change in strategy and not enough sales.

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EVGA crams G-Sync tech in its overclockable gaming laptop, the SC17 1070

EVGA released a second version of its SC17 1070 laptop for PC gamers that sports Nvidia’s G-Sync technology for an additional cost. However, outside the addition of G-Sync, both laptops consist of the same hardware components.

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Apple launches permanent App Store section to showcase indie games

Apple’s Indie Showcase will give independent games a prominent place to shine on the App Store. Leading up to the reveal, Apple offered discounts on numerous indie games, some of which occupy spots in the top-10 paid chart.

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LG G6: Our First Take

LG’s G6 is a gorgeous, glamorous glass and metal flagship phone with solid specs and high-tech cameras. We go hands-on with the device to give you our first impressions of the design, specs, and software.

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AMD claims its Ryzen 5 is better value than Intel’s Core i5

AMD made a big comeback with its high-end Ryzen 7 CPUs, and it's now ready to take on Intel's Core i5 mid-range chips with the Ryzen 5. It's offering four chips in the family ranging from the $ 169 Ryzen 5 1400, a 3.2 GHZ 4-core, 8-thread chip, to the…
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Best apps for artists

Whether you consider yourself a seasoned artist or just a person full of creativity, the term “artist” carries a number of different meanings. If you’re an artist, you could be a sketchbook artist, a music artist, an animation artist, and so on, without stopping there. Whatever your niche may be, chances are, there’s an app […]

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‘Family Link’ app gives kids their own child-safe Google accounts

For some time, child-proofing your tech meant using kid-specific login profiles to wall-off your progeny into the most harmless corners of your tablet. That's hardly a delicate or complex safety setup. Google has released an app, Family Link, that le…
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Spring is coming, and HTC is teasing a mysterious new product launch

HTC could be prepping a major new product launch. The company has begun teasing a launch for March 20 titled “Spring is coming.” So what will we see? It could be a new phone, a new VR headset, or something else entirely.

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Red Bull Air Race brings low-flying action back to San Diego

The Red Bull Air Race brings the low-flying, high-stakes excitement of air racing back to San Diego after an eight-year hiatus. Fans can buy tickets now to experience the event first hand, where planes fly over 200mph less than 100 feet high.

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Chrome 57 will throttle background tabs to save energy

If you use Chrome as a primary browser, you'll know that it can be a resource hog that eats up too much battery. The browser's latest version was designed to solve that issue by throttling background tabs using excessive power. According to the Chrom…
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Step into the games with new VR videos

YouTube’s become a global destination for people who love watching gaming videos. And we want to take gamers’ viewing experience a step further by exploring how VR videos can put them right at the center of the action. That’s why we partnered with gaming creators and publishers to experiment with the production of 360 and VR videos. What’s come out of those experiments, from “League of Legends” to “Minecraft,” was pretty exciting.

From Let’s Play to trailers, there’s a really wide range of gaming content on YouTube, and a lot of these different style videos are now also becoming available in VR. You can check out gameplay from global creators as well as gaming-themed live action videos celebrating games like “Call of Duty.”

Game publishers are also getting involved in VR gaming videos in a big way, from the immensely popular “Clash of Clans” 360-degree video by Supercell to documentaries uploaded by “World of Tanks” publisher Wargaming. Even eSports organizations are producing content for VR, uploading 360-degree content from top events like the “League of Legends” World Championship Finals.

But what if you just want to chill and watch some gaming-themed entertainment content? We got you covered with videos ranging from the classic “Red vs. Blue” series to Stampy’s “Wonder Quest.”


To give you a taste of gaming experience in VR, check out the playlist above for some of our favorite videos so far. It’s a good cross section of the kind of gaming videos we offer in VR, many of which can make you feel like you’re standing inside the game itself. You can watch these videos using the YouTube VR app available on Daydream or with Google Cardboard. If you don’t have a headset, don’t worry, you can still get the 360-degree video experience on your mobile phone or desktop.

Ryan Wyatt, Head of Gaming Content, recently watched “Clash of Clans: Hog Rider 360°.”


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Google Pixel 2 and 2B news and rumors

It hasn’t been that long since the Google Pixel and Pixel XL’s release, but we’re already hearing rumors and news about the 2017 model that’s expected to launch in the fall. Here’s what you need to know.

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