After Math: To all the games we loved before

Now that GDC 2019 has wrapped, it's time to take a quick look back at all the week's gaming news you might have missed.
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Family tracking app leaked real-time location data for weeks

Family tracking apps can be very helpful if you're worried about your kids or spouse, but they can be nightmarish if that data falls into the wrong hands. Security researcher Sanyam Jain has revealed to TechCrunch that React Apps' Family Locator lef…
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‘Overwatch’ endorsements reduced toxic behavior by 40 percent

Blizzard has been waging a war against toxic players for a while, but how is it faring, exactly? Quite well, it seems. The company's Natasha Miller has revealed that the number of matches with "negative behavior" has dropped 40 percent since the ad…
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Chrome 74 beta supports dark mode in Windows

Google has released the first beta version of Chrome 74, and it comes with support for Windows dark mode. You'll find that the browser will now automatically load its darker-colored theme if you've switched on "Dark" in the platform's settings. The m…
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Galaxy Fold only uses Snapdragon processors

Samsung typically releases Snapdragon and its own in-house Exynos variants of their flagship phones, however this will thankfully not be the case for their foldable debut. Samsung has been manufacturing their own ‘Exynos’ mobile chips for years, though only began utilising them in their flagship-tier devices with the release of their Galaxy S6 and its […]

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Firefox finally takes fuller advantage of your iPad

Your choices for iPad-friendly web browsers just got ever-so-slightly larger. Mozilla has released an arguably overdue version of Firefox that aims to take better advantage of the iPad's extra screen real estate. It supports iOS' built-in split scr…
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[Deal] Grab a big saving on these Anker accessories this weekend

As we approach the weekend, Anker has reduced prices on a whole host of accessories ranging from wall and wireless chargers, robotic vacuums, Bluetooth speakers, portable projectors and even a security camera. There are deals on offer for both the US and the UK, so join us after the break for more details. All of […]

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Android ad fraud scheme drained users’ batteries and data

BuzzFeed News has confirmed a massive ad fraud scheme, which was originally uncovered by at least two fraud detection firms, that drained users' batteries and data. The scheme begins by hijacking the in-app advertisements of developers using Twitter'…
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‘Battlefield V’ gameplay trailer shows its take on battle royale

In the wake of seemingly endless teases and leaks, DICE and EA are ready to show gameplay from Battlefield V's imminent Firestorm battle royale mode. True to the scoops, it's not quite a cookie-cutter BR experience. While you'll have familiar mecha…
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Nintendo’s Labo turns the Switch into a perfect VR gateway

Nintendo proved that its cardboard Labo kits could actually be decent gaming accessories — especially for kids. But the idea of using Labo to bring VR to the Switch sounds even more far-fetched. Could an under-powered system with a low-resolutio…
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Four players fight for undersea supremacy in ‘Swimsanity’

If you've ever watched The Little Mermaid and thought to yourself, "dang, that'd be some good hunting," have I got the game for you. Swimsanity is a four-player adventure shooter set at the bottom of the sea that offers a surprisingly wide variety of…
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PSA: Download your data from Google Plus before it shuts down on April 2nd

Allo has already said goodbye, and as Google starts to purge Inbox from the internet and force everyone back to using Gmail, the search giant is also prepping to yank yet another favorite app out of our grasp. No, not really, it’s just the much-maligned Google Plus that is being deactivated on April 2nd. If you’ve […]

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ZTE’s solution to the notch is to put cameras on the side of phones

If there’s one thing Android manufacturers deserve a lot of credit for, it’s trying weird ideas that may or may not have any chance of actually succeeding in the real world. ZTE is tackling the problem of a display notch in the weirdest way yet, and even though I don’t think it’ll catch on, it’s […]

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NASA reveals Bennu asteroid is spewing particles into space

An asteroid slightly wider than the Empire State Building has confused scientists by shooting out plumes of dust, as a new set of close-up images from NASA shows. Bennu, the near-Earth asteroid that NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission has been observing since…
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‘Call of Duty: Mobile’ brings classic gameplay to smartphones, beta signups are live now

Activision is finally bringing Call of Duty to smartphones, not in the same way as previous spinoff titles. Call of Duty: Mobile is the latest iteration, and it promises to bring classic CoD gameplay to your phone, including some older fan favorite maps from Modern Warfare and Black Ops. The performance and graphics of this […]

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Peloton slapped with a $150 million lawsuit for playing unlicensed music

Music publishers are suing Peloton, the maker of the connected exercise bike, for failing to license songs it plays in its streaming spinning classes. The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday by the National Music Publishers Association in the U.S. District…
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Pandora Modes gives you more listening options for music stations

Pandora is giving you more control over your listening experience. Starting today, the streaming service will offer a new feature called Pandora Modes. Designed to help you fine-tune the types of songs that come up on your favorite stations, Pandora…
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House chair asks tech CEOs to speak about New Zealand shooting response

Internet companies say they've been scrambling to remove video of the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, but US politicians are concerned they haven't been doing enough. The Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Bennie Thomp…
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Leaked hands-on video unfolds the Samsung Galaxy Fold’s crease

Samsung made a huge deal about the Galaxy Fold when they announced it during the Galaxy S10’s launch event in San Francisco on February 20th, although they frustrated tech press to no end during MWC 2019 by placing the foldable smartphone behind a ton of reflective glass. Despite this, a hands-on video has leaked showing […]

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Valve beats Google to the punch with Steam Link cloud streaming to your phone

Valve’s current implementation of their Steam Link hardware and software combination allows users to stream games from their PCs to a phone or Steam Link somewhere else on the network. Want to play some Assassin’s Creed in bed on your phone? No problem. Want Call of Duty on your home theater setup but don’t want […]

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Scientists can turn regular seawater into hydrogen fuel

A team of scientists at Stanford have figured out a way to make hydrogen fuel out of saltwater. The discovery could open up the world's oceans as a potential source of energy. Researchers view electrolysis, or the act of splitting water into hydrogen…
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[TA Deals] Save on the Full Stack JavaScript Developer e-degree bundle

Interested in becoming a full stack JavaScript developer? We’re running a deal on an e-degree bundle that will help get you started with everything you need to know, and it’s cheaper than ever right now. This bundle includes 11 courses, covering HTML and CSS for beginners, different JavaScript frameworks, utilizing Java and mobile, and more. […]

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Stanford institute aims to improve humanity through AI

Stanford is joining the rush to create AI research hubs, albeit with a slight twist. The university is opening the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI for short) with the goal of drawing input from across the university and acr…
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Tesla drops mid-range Model 3 battery option

Now that the $ 35,000 Model 3 is here, Tesla appears ready to streamline its options. The automaker has removed the Mid Range battery option from its Model 3 configuration tool, leaving a gap between the Standard Range and Standard Range Plus models…
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Track down Carmen Sandiego using Google Earth

If you are a fan of the Carmen Sandiego program on Netflix and love solving puzzles, then this could be the game you’ve been waiting for. Google has introduced The Crown Jewels Caper which is the first in a series of Carmen Sandiego games using Google Earth as the framework. The aim of the game […]

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FCC clears path for terahertz wireless data

Never mind the possibilities opened up by millimeter wave 5G and other many-gigahertz technologies — the FCC is already thinking about the next generation beyond that. The Commission has voted unanimously in favor of creating a category of experime…
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[Download] Grab the wallpapers from the Samsung Galaxy Fold here

Samsung unveiled its Galaxy Fold smartphone during the Galaxy S10 Unpacked event on February 20th sporting a $ 1,980 price tag and a May 3rd launch date. If you found the Galaxy Fold’s wallpapers to be alluring, you are in luck because you can download them after the break in their full resolution. Thanks to the […]

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[TA Deals] Name your price for the Python Master Class bundle

Ready to master Python? We’re offering a master class bundle on learning the ins and outs of one of the most popular programming languages in the world, including starting as a beginner and delving into things like machine learning, web development, and data analysis. All in all this bundle includes 10 courses, and you can […]

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GBoard update featuring UI improvements and clipboard available

After some details were found in an APK teardown last month, the update bringing significant UI tweaks and the new clipboard manager is rolling out to beta testers. Google originally announced GBoard‘s forthcoming clipboard support months ago, and hidden functionality was found in the 7.7 release, and in the 8.0 beta. Finally though, the fully […]

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Owning a Call of Duty eSports franchise could cost $25 million

Activision Blizzard is apparently making headway with the launch of the city-based Call of Duty League it announced in February. According to ESPN, an esports executive from the company has already been meeting with prospective buyers — namely profe…
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[Deal] Get your relaxation on with Mynt’s Foot and Shiatsu Massagers and save $68.59!

As we head into the weekend it’s probably a good idea to turn our thoughts to how we can get rid of the aches and pains that have built up. If your shoulders are stiff with tension or your feet are sore from wearing work shoes, then perhaps Mynt’s combo deal where you can pick […]

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[Deal] Check out these killer deals on Anker’s charging accessories

Keeping your devices (and car) charged up and ready to go can be a chore, but it’s easy to do when you have the right tools for the job. Saving the day is Anker with its extensive range of charging accessories that will do the trick. Need to charge your Galaxy S10 wirelessly? Check. Jump […]

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Facebook’s redesigned app gets a dedicated gaming hub

Facebook announced today that it is introducing a dedicated "Facebook Gaming" tab to help gamers find the content they're looking for on the platform. The tab will be available in the main navigation bar in Facebook's app. The feature is getting a sl…
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Google puts hardware division on hold, some projects cancelled

“Road-map cutbacks” have been cited as the instigator for Google slashing their future laptops/tablets and pushing their hardware employees to other projects ‘temporarily’. Google has made many attempts at building their own hardware; from long-forgotten netbooks to their line of ‘Nexus‘ phones and oddities like the ‘Nexus Q‘, to their current line of ‘Pixel‘ chromebooks, […]

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Google shutters its Spotlight Stories VR studio after six years

Google's Spotlight Stories is no more. The VR studio's executive producer, Karen Dufilho, has sent out an email to announce that the division is shutting down. Stories started as a partnership between Google and Motorola as a way to create 360-degree…
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[Infographic] Samsung shows off what it considers to be the best features of the Galaxy S10

It’s fair to say that Samsung threw in the proverbial kitchen sink with its Galaxy S10 range of handsets where features are concerned in order to better compete with the likes of Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro. Wireless PowerShare, a punch-hole design on its Infinity-O AMOLED display, an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint reader are well-known additions, but […]

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Apple Music is on Amazon Fire TV

Apple Music users in the US can now listen to their tracks on Amazon Fire TVs (or sticks). The news comes only months after Apple Music became available on Echo devices stateside. Apple's streaming service is also expected to come to Echo users in th…
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Foldable Motorola Razr specs leak, including Snapdragon 710 CPU

Motorola will be the next unexpected entrant into the folding smartphone market, but all rumors point towards the Razr reviving an old phone brand in a trendy form factor. Some specs have leaked for the folding Motorola Razr, too, giving us a better look at what to expect later this year. Above you can see […]

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GBoard receiving offline voice typing on Pixels

Google‘s latest update to their ‘GBoard‘ digital keyboard has enabled on-device processing of speech-to-text writing, but only on their own Pixel devices. Google initially released its updated and rebranded ‘GBoard’ digital keyboard for iOS in May 2016, and curiously for the company’s own Android OS seven months later in December 2016. GBoard was Google’s answer […]

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A closer look at Vivo’s all-glass, port-free concept 5G phone

Picture this: you're holding two glossy all-glass concept phones for a photo, then one slips off and shatters another unit on the table. The room goes quiet. Everyone looks on in awe. You are left red-faced not because you broke a phone, but because…
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‘Doom: Annihilation’ trailer teases a pretty bland movie

After the critical and commercial flop of the original Doom movie in 2005, many fans of the early-90s' first-person shooter game agreed the Doom universe was probably best left as that: a game. But if Hollywood is good for anything, it's bleeding a o…
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Walmart is stepping into the tablet game with a kid-friendly Onn Tablet

Android tablets aren’t in a great place, especially at the high end, but there’s still room for specialty devices, aside from the offerings from Samsung and Huawei. Walmart is looking to get in on that action, at least according to an FCC filing of a store-brand kid-friendly tablet. This tablet will be launched under Walmart’s […]

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The Morning After: Tesla will raise prices, but keep some of its stores

We've got the biggest stories from SXSW over the weekend, as well as news on more suspicious cryptocurrency dealings (to paraphrase, it was an elaborate pyramid scheme), and you've told us what you really thought about the Pixel 3.
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[TA Deals] Save 38% on an unlocked LG V30+ with 128GB of storage

It’s not often that we get to offer hardware discounts through Talk Android Deals, but right now we’re running a deal on an unlocked LG V30+. If you’re looking for a slightly older flagship with a discount, this is the way to go. There’s still a ton of high-end hardware here, including a Snapdragon 835, […]

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Google shows how it could make a cloud-savvy game controller

If Google ever makes hardware to go along with its rumored game streaming service, you might have an idea as to how it will work. Yanko Design has spotted a recently published Google patent application for an internet-connected game controller that…
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Series will give Snap’s founding story the ‘Social Network’ treatment

Quibi, an upcoming mobile-first video streaming service, will create a series based on Snap's founding. Film executive Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman — HP Enterprise's former CEO and current Quibi chief — have announced their plans for Quibi an…
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Google Assistant is now able to book a table for you in 43 states

Google Assistant picked up the ability to make phone calls for reservations and appointments after Google showed off their Duplex technology last year, and it’s been a pretty successful new feature so far. Google has been fine-tuning it, and now it’s available on Pixel phones for users in the 43 states where Google Assistant can […]

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Best cases for the Samsung Galaxy S10e

Now that you’ve bought your brand new Samsung Galaxy S10e with its punch-hole Infinity-O display, wireless charging, and OneUI software overlay, you’ll be wanting to protect the all-glass design from harm’s way by wrapping it on a case. We’ve done the legwork for you and scoured the internet to find the best protection you can […]

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UK lords call for central ‘Digital Authority’ to help regulate internet

The UK govenment's demand for stricter regulation of internet companies is only growing louder. A report from a House of Lords committee has called for the creation of a central "Digital Authority" that would watch over all the efforts to regulate t…
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YouTube Premium teams up with Samsung Galaxy S10 to offer users 4 months free

YouTube is giving Samsung Galaxy S10 customers a reason to celebrate by giving the gift of YouTube Premium! Starting today, users can enjoy four months of free, uninterrupted, ad-free access to YouTube, and our new music streaming service, YouTube Music.

With this new offer, users can bring the best of YouTube Premium and Galaxy S10 together for an incredible viewing and listening experience:

Seamless, ad-free streaming

The world’s first HDR10+ certified Dynamic AMOLED screen on Galaxy S10 devices means YouTube videos—including YouTube Originals—look crisper and fuller than ever. And now, you can watch ad-free.

Background play

Keep in your flow, even with your phone in your pocket. With YouTube Premium, you can keep videos playing when the screen is off.

Next-gen downloading

YouTube Premium means you can download videos for when you’re on the go. And by connecting with Galaxy S10’s next-generation Wi-Fi 6 support, downloading is as fast as it’s ever been.

YouTube Music

A new music streaming app, made by YouTube. Enjoy millions of official songs, albums, live performances, music videos, and more—ad-free, offline and in the background with YouTube Premium.

Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Tab S5e devices will also come with a 4-month offer once available for purchase. And all other Samsung Galaxy device owners who activate a device between February 20, 2019 – February 29, 2020 will be able to try YouTube Premium for 2 months free*. Both 4- and 2-month offers are available globally where Samsung Galaxy devices and YouTube Premium are available**.

Ready to redeem your offer with a qualifying device? Click here.

*Standard eligibility applies: Offer only available to customers who are not current YouTube Premium, YouTube Music Premium or Google Play Music subscribers, have not been YouTube Premium, YouTube Music Premium, YouTube Red, or Google Play Music subscribers, nor participated in a YouTube Premium, YouTube Music Premium, Google Play Music, or YouTube Red trial before. At the end of the trial period, users will be automatically charged the standard subscription price unless cancelled before the end of the trial. Offer must be redeemed by March 31, 2020.

**Offer available to participants in the United States, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada (excluding Quebec), Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.


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