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The world of tech moves extremely quickly, and that’s not exclusive to just phones. But fortunately for anyone that needs an easy way to keep up, there’s an excellent service called SitePoint that makes it much easier. There are tons of ebooks, courses, and lessons here, and it’ll cover everything from the infamous blockchain to development languages […]

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WhatsApp chat backups won’t count towards your Google Drive storage anymore

WhatsApp offers a nifty little feature that allows users to back up their chats and image storage to Google Drive, which is very useful when changing devices. Whether you’re upgrading or you’ve accidentally lost your phone, it’s nice to have a backup so you don’t lose everything with an old device. What makes this feature […]

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‘Black-ish’ showrunner Kenya Barris signs on at Netflix

Kenya Barris, writer and director of the Emmy-nominated ABC show Black-ish and its Freeform spinoff Grown-ish, has signed a multi-year deal at Netflix. It's the latest coup for the streaming giant, which lured away blockbuster show creator Shonda Rhi…
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Valve may offer tools to play Windows games on Steam Machines

Valve's Steam Machine platform hasn't really taken off, and it's not just because of the hardware. When few developers are willing to release Linux-native versions of games to run on Steam OS, there just isn't a lot to play. Thankfully, the company…
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Google opens up Google One to the general public

A few months ago Google started the process of transitioning Google Drive customers to their new Google One product. Google One is primarily a re-branding of Google Drive, though there are a couple new wrinkles involved with the revised platform. That stage of the transition appears to be complete as Google announced they are now […]

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Twitter gives InfoWars the same one-week ban it gave Alex Jones

While companies like Apple, Facebook, Spotify and even Pinterest have taken down InfoWars content from their platforms, there has been one very public holdout — Twitter. But BuzzFeed News reports today that the company is now limiting the InfoWars a…
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Microsoft’s phone-to-Windows app is available for Android

If you've been waiting to be able to access your Android phone's files and notifications on your Windows desktop, you can relax. The PC app, called "Your Phone," is now available for everyone, not just Insiders.
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Tinder co-founders sue parent company for $2 billion over deception

Three of Tinder's co-founders and several other current and former senior executives are suing the dating company's parent organizations, Match Group and IAC. According to a complaint published online, the lawsuit seeks billions of dollars in damages…
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‘Dark Souls: Remastered’ arrives on Nintendo Switch October 19th

Dark Souls fans have eagerly been awaiting the release of the game on Nintendo Switch, and now we finally have a date for you. The remastered port and its matching amiibo will land on October 19th.
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HTC confirms Android 9.0 Pie for a slew of their newer phones

Now that Android Pie has been officially announced and is rolling out, we can start pestering manufacturers about when their devices will get the upgrade. HTC has dropped some info already, confirming the Android 9.0 update and which devices will get it. It’s (hopefully) not a comprehensive list of everything in HTC’s portfolio, but if […]

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Recent survey into charging habits reveals that the UK is a nation of ‘Boosters’

How often do you charge your handset? Do you carry a charger around with you or do you unplug the phone in the morning and use features such as airplane mode to make sure it lasts the day? Are you someone who is always asking to borrow your friend’s charger or power bank because you forgot […]

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Download the Galaxy Note 9’s wallpapers for your current device

Can’t wait for the Galaxy Note 9 to drop later this month? Well, we can’t speed that up for you, but we can link you to some of the new wallpapers from Samsung’s device. It’s not quite the same as getting a new phone, but a new wallpaper and a redesigned home screen can usually add some […]

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Google may bring Windows 10 support to multiple Chromebooks

You might not have to splurge on a Pixelbook if you're pining after a Chromebook with Windows 10 support. XDA-Developers has learned through source code that Campfire, the feature that would let Chrome OS dual-boot Windows 10, would be available in…
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After Math: Space Farce

It takes a special breed of bureaucrat to look upon the majesty of the cosmos and think to themself, "man, I can't wait to get up there and start a war," but these are the times in which we live. So while the Trump administration spent this week eyei…
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Oppo’s R17 Pro will jump on the triple camera bandwagon

Oppo is prepping a new phone that’s going to combine all of the buzzwords of 2018 into one device, for better or worse, along with some seriously powerful hardware that’s even slightly higher-end than the current crop of flagships. To be clear, there are two versions here, one of which will be powered by Qualcomm’s […]

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Tesla will open its security code to other car manufacturers

Tesla might just get into the habit of releasing source code for its in-car tech. Elon Musk has signaled his intention to post the source code for Tesla's car security software, letting any automaker roll it into their own machines. It would be "extr…
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Motorola might be preparing a Moto Mods alternative to Samsung DeX

DeX is one of Samsung’s favorite new features to push on their smartphones, especially for productivity-focused users. More and more users are relying on smartphones and accessories to do productivity work, too, so why wouldn’t they? But of course that means that other manufacturers are going to want a slice of that pie, too. Motorola, […]

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Twitch nixes Communities, adds tags to improve content discovery

Video game streaming service Twitch launched Communities in February of last year. These were ostensibly hub page for specific games or topics that members could create to help people find content. Now the company will shut these pages down mid-Septe…
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[TA Deals] Clean up your inbox with this discounted Mailbird Pro lifetime subscription

Keeping a clean email inbox is tough, but luckily there are tons of third-party apps and programs to help you get the job done. Right now we’re offering a discount to Mailbird Pro through Talk Android Deals, which is an excellent Windows program for managing multiple large email accounts. Mailbird Pro is a very powerful […]

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Apple lines up new comedy from ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ duo

Apple has signed on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia duo Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day for a straight-to-series comedy, according to a Variety report.
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Samsung’s Galaxy Watch is official with Tizen OS, OLED Display, and LTE connectivity

Besides unveiling the Galaxy Note 9 at the Unpacked event held in New York, Samsung has also taken the wrappers off its brand new smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch that has been much rumored recently. The follow-up to the Gear S3 still runs the Tizen-based Wearable OS and not Wear OS like some rumors suggested, and […]

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Anne Frank Center asks Facebook to remove Holocaust denial pages

The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect is calling out Facebook for allowing Holocaust denial pages on its site. And the center is doing so through a petition in which it's requesting Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg take them down. "When these page…
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Watch the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Unpacked live stream right here!

Samsung is launching the Galaxy Note 9 in just a couple of hours time at an Unpacked event in New York, and you can watch the action unfold before your very eyes by tuning in to the live stream from 11 AM EDT/8 AM PDT/4 PM BST. Today is the day where we’ll finally find […]

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NASA picks for ‘tipping point’ space tech include Blue Origin and ULA

NASA's current administrator is rather fond of private spaceflight, and that's reflected in the agency's latest round of technology funding. The organization has forged ten partnerships that will develop "tipping point" tech promising to help both N…
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New images pop up of the Google Pixel 3 XL

Lots  of attention this week is focused on the launch of the Galaxy Note9 as sources try to get the scoop on the latest smartphone from Samsung. In the midst of that flurry of activity, others are looking a bit further down the road and managed to obtain some new images of the Google Pixel […]

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Tesla’s board discussed going private before Musk’s tweets

Turns out not everyone was in the dark about Elon Musk's plans to take Tesla private. A post from the board on the electric-vehicle manufacturer's investor relations site says the idea came up last week during a board meeting. "This included discussi…
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Red Hydrogen One gets a new release date, plus an early release model that you can’t complain about

The Red Hydrogen One finally has an update, so those of you holding out for the next-generation 3D-capable smartphone won’t have to wait much longer. There are a couple models that you’ll be able to buy, so potential customers have some options to sort through before deciding what they actually want. If you want to […]

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[TA Deals] Grab an UltraBright 500-lumen tactical flashlight 2-pack in today’s deal!

It’s always a great idea to have a flashlight handy, especially one with high-brightness and a rugged design. Right now you can score a 2-pack of UltraBright tactical flashlights that fit the bill, and at a pretty nice price, too. While flashlights like these can normally cost close to a hundred bucks, right now you […]

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Fossil’s new smartwatches get NFC payments and heart rate tracking

Fossil's newest smartwatches come with features many of their predecessors were sorely lacking. In an attempt to catch up to its rivals, the company has added heart rate trackers, NFC payment and built-in GPS to its latest Wear OS models. The Fossil…
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Selfie filters are driving new cosmetic surgery trends

Doctors have noticed a new trend: People want to change their body to look like their edited selfies. Specifically, they're referring to photos of themselves taken with apps like Snapchat and Facetune that apply filters to instantly touch-up their ap…
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Honor 10 gets GPU Turbo graphics boost and new camera features in latest update

It’s just a month ago since Huawei announced its GPU Turbo technology that promises to boost graphics performance by up to 60% and optimize power consumption while gaming by up to 30%. After a limited beta test, the software update has begun rolling out to the Honor 10 initially with other Huawei and Honor handsets […]

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Negan from ‘The Walking Dead’ is coming to ‘Tekken 7’

Negan might be tied up in the latest season of The Walking Dead, but that doesn't mean he can't bash a few skulls in the latest Tekken video game. That's right, the iconic Saviors leader (and archenemy of Rick Grimes and company) is coming to Tekken…
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Mixed-gene French grapes may lead to cheaper, safer wine

French wineries have to use a lot of pesticide to keep their grapes healthy, and that's both expensive and costly — a problem when some countries don't have those problems. The country might just have a solution, though. Researchers at France's In…
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Google Pixel 3 XL shows up in benchmarks, likely with a Snapdragon 845 in tow

As we get closer and closer to an official launch of the Google Pixel 3 XL, we can expect more details to surface. Like, for instance, some benchmarks. In this case we’re getting a glimpse of what kind of performance we likely expect from Google’s 2018 flagship, assuming nobody faked any information here. You know […]

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From the weekend: This is one of the best deals we’ve ever seen on the Essential Phone

Okay, we’re probably never going to see another Essential Phone, but that doesn’t change the fact that the current PH-1 model is a fantastic device, especially if you can get it for a good price. And right now Essential is offering a pretty slick deal on a phone bundle that you just might want to […]

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Senators grill Google over rumored China search engine

Google refused to confirm if it's truly been developing a censored search engine for China after reports about the project's existence came out, but it might soon have no choice but to come clean. A group of six Democratic and Republican Senators led…
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Hydrus VR camera brings immersive 8K video to the deep sea

Don't be surprised if you soon see VR video from some of the darker corners of the ocean. Marine Imaging Technologies has launched a new camera, the Hydrus VR, that promises 360-degree 8K video (higher-resolution than many current headsets) at depth…
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Epic won’t be putting Fortnite on the Play Store, offering a direct download instead

By now you’ve probably heard the rumors that Fortnite will be launching alongside the Galaxy Note 9 in a few days, probably, but it turns out it might not be showing up on the Play Store that same day. Or ever, if Epic’s plans shake out. Instead of showing up on Google’s de facto app […]

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[TA Deals] Back up all of your stuff with this heavily discounted iDrive lifetime subscription!

The search for a way to back up the most important things on phones and tablets ends today. On Talk Android Deals, IDrive’s unlimited mobile backup solution is $ 20 for a limited time. That’s because we’re hosting the service as our featured deal of the day. Let’s get everything on your mobile devices backed up for […]

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Democrats don’t want candidates to use ZTE and Huawei phones

Huawei might have taken Apple's place as the second largest smartphone seller in the world, but that doesn't mean everyone's a fan now. According to CNN, the Democratic National Committee has warned candidates running in November against using device…
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More states join lawsuit to keep 3D-printed gun plans off the internet

On August 1st, Defense Distributed was set to upload designs of 3D-printed guns for the public to buy and download. But the day before, a Seattle judge temporarily blocked their release after seven states and Washington, DC sued the company and State…
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When your Uber driver is a spy

Like other migrating beasts, hackers travel huge distances for feeding, breeding, and breaking things every summer — at Defcon in Las Vegas. The way they move about the city is driven primarily by the availability of free booze at corporate parties…
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Moto Z3 Specifications

Motorola is back with the newly announced Moto Z3 that sports a 6-inch Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 835 processor, dual 12MP rear cameras, and the badge of being one of the first handsets with 5G compatibility. This 5G functionality will be made possible by a chunky 5G Moto Mod launching in early 2019 that will connect […]

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Google Maps’ location sharing now includes your battery life

When you share your location with a friend through Google Maps, they'll now be able to see how much battery life you have left exactly. Android Police first discovered hints of the new feature in a Google Maps beta for Android earlier this year, and…
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Get a jump on the Samsung Galaxy Note9 order process

Although we are still a week away from the big reveal of the Samsung Galaxy Note9, Samsung appears to recognize there are many potential buyers out there who are likely ready to order without knowing anything more about the device than what has been leaked or rumored to this point. To make that happen, Samsung […]

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Plex podcasts comes out of beta, includes Sonos and Android Auto support

Plex recently launched podcast support in beta, adding yet another type of media that’s supported in your Plex experience. Now that we’ve had a chance to test it out and work through some kinks, Plex is officially taking the beta tag off of podcasts and making it official to everyone with a few new features. […]

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Motorola’s smartphone Mods weren’t the game-changers we hoped for

Two years ago, Lenovo-owned Motorola embarked on a grand plan to build modular smartphones that weren't cumbersome. It worked. Moto Mods are accessories that magnetically attach to the company's Moto Z smartphones, and they let people easily expand t…
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Facebook’s ‘playable ads’ bring game demos to the news feed

Facebook's next foray into the gaming space is giving players a chance to try mobile games out before they download them. The social network is calling them "Playable Ads," which is fairly self-explanatory. There's a lot of advertising mumbo-jumbo in…
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Tesla is adding classic Atari games to its cars

Tesla isn't limiting its fun-oriented EV updates to its upcoming party mode. Elon Musk has promised that "some of the best" Atari games will be playable in Tesla cars as part of a version 9.0 software update coming in roughly four weeks. The exec d…
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 hands-on: The Android tablet for multitaskers

Good Android tablets are increasingly hard to find, maybe because so few people actually buy them anymore. But for those who are looking for one, Samsung's Galaxy Tab line remains one of the best in the category. It's nice to see, then, that the comp…
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