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Samsung launches Galaxy A8s with a punch-hole display and triple rear cameras

Notched displays are yesterday’s trend; the next display craze involves a punch-hole that sits in the upper reaches of the screen that houses the front-facing camera. After the Honor View 20 was confirmed to launch on December 26 in China with a punch-hole display, Samsung has taken the opportunity to announce a punch-hole design of […]

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The Morning After: ‘The mother of all demos’

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Besides our usual suggestions of new TV shows, movies and games to watch this week, we've got a 50-year-old video that you really should see. Also, the second human-made object has entered interstellar space, pl…
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[TA Deals] Improve your writing skills with a discounted WhiteSmoke subscription

WhiteSmoke Writing Assistant is a program that will help you clean up and improve your writing skills by checking your grammar, diction, and spelling, which guarantees you’ll be writing better emails and stories in no time. Whether you’re using this for business or personal projects, WhiteSmoke offers a plugin for all major browsers and checks […]

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Netflix’s Fyre Festival documentary debuts January 18th

Fyre Festival was billed as "the cultural experience of the decade," but as we all know, it actually turned out to be a massive disaster that was far from the luxurious, celebrity-filled event it was advertised to be. A lot as gone down since it all…
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Another Google+ data bug exposes info for 52.5 million users

Google's semi-defunct social media platform Google+ has suffered its second data breach in three months and, as a result, will be completely shuttered in April, four months earlier than previously planned.
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Allo, goodbye; Google’s newest messaging service will be discontinued soon

Google Allo was pretty bad. It launched with a serious lack of features and was an answer to a problem that no one really had. It also perfectly exemplified Google’s ridiculously confusing messaging app strategy, so it’s only fitting that it’ll go out with a whimper from Google’s congested portfolio. Google will be dropping Allo […]

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Essential buys the company behind Newton Mail

The Newton Mail subscription service might be dead, but its owner just found an unusual lifeline. Essential has acquired Newton developer CloudMagic for an unspecified amount. The phone maker didn't say just what it would do with its new purchase,…
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[TA Deals] Save big on the 2019 Ethical Hacking Master Class bundle (99% off)

Ethical hacking is a skill in high demand right now, especially with the reliance on network infrastructure for even the smallest apps and services. The best way to figure out how to make something secure is to figure out how to break into it first, and that’s exactly what the 2019 Ethical Hacking Master Class […]

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Netflix superhero show ‘The Umbrella Academy’ debuts February 15th

Netflix has finally taken the wraps off its adaptation of the Dark Horse comic The Umbrella Academy. The streaming service has posted a teaser trailer that both confirms the series' February 15th premiere date and offers a glimpse into its take on G…
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Google’s Android file manager now supports USB drives

Files by Google (formerly Files Go) is helpful if you want an official means of managing the files on your Android phone, but there's been an obvious limitation: you couldn't move files to physical storage beyond the phone itself. You won't have tha…
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New Google ‘Sounds’ app adds visualizations and managed ringtones to your Pixel

Having begun rolling out the December security patch to Nexus and Pixel devices, it seems that Google may have slipped up by uploading a new app for the Pixels called Sounds to the Play Store. For the moment, at least, the app listing has been removed from the Play Store although it was included with […]

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[TA Deals] Grab a nostalgic RetroMini handheld console 20% off!

If you’re itching to play some old school games, or you just want to go ahead and get some early holiday gift ideas, you might be interested in the RetroMini. This handheld, portable game console is already loaded with 900 classic games out of the box, so you can get started without fiddling around with […]

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22 apps on the Google Play Store had a massive security problem and millions of downloads

Google typically removes malicious apps from the Play Store, and that’s not anything new or notable. It’s their digital storefront so they should stay on top of keeping it clean from potentially dangerous apps. However, after their last round of nixing 22 apps from the Play Store, it turns out that maybe Google let some […]

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Get new manga when Japan does with Shonen Jump’s subscription service

Shonen Jump, one of the most beloved and longest-running manga magazines on Earth is once again reinventing itself. First printed in 1968, the publication has hosted its American localization as an online magazine since 2012 and, come December 17th,…
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[TA Deals] Get a lifetime of Zoolz 2TB Cloud Storage for cheap!

Cloud storage can be pricey, especially if you’re trying to back up a ton of things all at once. But instead of spending a fixed amount every month for your backups, why not look into Zoolz offer for 2TB of lifetime backup for one heavily discounted price? This deal nets you a total of 2TB […]

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Surprise, baby: It’s YouTube Rewind 2018!

In 2018, you danced your heart out to Drake, yodeled in Walmart, and played a lot of Fortnite. As we prepare to head into 2019, it’s time for our annual look back at the year that was in video and the trends that you made possible.

This year was marked by surprising celebrity moments. In February, Kylie Jenner surprised the world with “To Our Daughter,” an 11-minute film detailing her pregnancy and the birth of baby Stormi, which was watched over 53 million times on its way to becoming YouTube’s global #1 Top Trending Video of 2018. Will Smith vlogged all over the world. Oh, and he also jumped out of a helicopter over the Grand Canyon on a dare. Rihanna started her own “Tutorial Tuesdays” makeup series. And, of course, Beyoncé’s livestream from Coachella took #Beychella worldwide.

Emerging and well-known YouTube stars also showed up in a big way in the year’s “Top Trending Videos” list. Liza and David shared the news of their breakup through tears and laughter, the guys from Dude Perfect somehow perfectly tossed bread into a toaster, and AsapSCIENCE once again solved the Internet’s latest mystery. (Seriously, is it “Yanny” or “Laurel”?) India comedy sensation Amit Bhadana amassed an astounding 11 million subscribers in just one year and Lâm Chấn Khang’s two-hour musical comedy set in the criminal underworld amassed more than 60 million views.

With more than 673 million collective views, these were the moments that had you watching, commenting and sharing in 2018:

Top Trending Videos

  1. To Our Daughter 
  2. Real Life Trick Shots 2 | Dude Perfect
  3. we broke up
  4. Walmart yodeling kid
  5. Do You Hear “Yanny” or “Laurel”? (SOLVED with SCIENCE)
  6. Portugal v Spain – 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – MATCH 3
  7. Build Swimming Pool Around Underground House
  8. Cobra Kai Ep 1 – “Ace Degenerate” – The Karate Kid Saga Continues
  9. Behan Bhai Ki School Life – Amit Bhadana
  10. NGƯỜI TRONG GIANG HỒ PHẦN 6 | L M CHẤN KHANG | FULL 4K | TRUYỀN NH N QUAN NHỊ CA | PHIM CA NHẠC 2018

Following the success of last year’s monster hit “Despacito,” Latin Music has continued to explode on YouTube. in 2018. In fact, eight of the ten most-watched music videos over the past year were by Latin artists.

  1. Te Bote Remix – Casper, Nio García, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny, Ozuna | Video Oficial
  2. Nicky Jam x J. Balvin – X (EQUIS) | Video Oficial | Prod. Afro Bros & Jeon
  3. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You ft. Cardi B
  4. Daddy Yankee | Dura (Video Oficial)
  5. Ozuna x Romeo Santos – El Farsante (Remix) (Video Oficial)
  6. Becky G, Natti Natasha – Sin Pijama (Video Oficial)
  7. El Chombo – Dame Tu Cosita feat. Cutty Ranks (Official Video) [Ultra Music]
  8. Drake – God’s Plan
  9. Reik – Me Niego ft. Ozuna, Wisin (Video Oficial)
  10. Vaina Loca – Ozuna x Manuel Turizo (Video Oficial)

It’s also time for our annual Rewind mashup video. But rather than trying to sum up 2018’s biggest memes, personalities, and hit videos ourselves, we tried something different this time around. We asked some of YouTube’s biggest names to tell us what they wanted to see if they controlled Rewind.

Check out the full video below and head over to our Rewind site to get to know the creators and artists who shaped popular culture in 2018.

Kevin Allocca, Head of Culture & Trends, and the YouTube Rewind team, recently watched “YouTube Rewind 2018: Everyone Controls Rewind.”


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Verizon launches RCS Chat for the Google Pixel 3 today

Verizon is finally deploying RCS Chat for the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL today, December 6th, marking the first devices on Verizon’s network to get the feature. The carrier says they want to keep bringing the new feature to other Android devices soon, but don’t hold your breath on that being a quick […]

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Epic Games is bringing their own gaming storefront to Android

Epic Games circumvented the Google Play Store with the launch of Fortnite by exclusively releasing the massively popular game through Samsung’s own store for Galaxy devices and Epic’s website for everyone else. This avoided Google’s 30% revenue cut and allowed Epic to release updates more directly to players, if you believe them. They’re taking that […]

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Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser will be available on Mac

With its share of the browser market dwindling despite coming pre-installed on Windows machines, Microsoft is calling an audible with Edge. Following rumors earlier this week, the company announced today that it is is overhauling the browser using th…
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Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 855 with blazing speeds, AI, and 5G support

Qualcomm has taken the wraps off of their next generation processor, the Snapdragon 855. It’s Qualcomm’s first 7nm chip which will bring many performance and efficiency enhancements, but there are still other new things to talk about besides it being faster. The biggest thing here is Qualcomm’s inclusion of multi-gigabit 5G support, which is the […]

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[TA Deals] Pick up the famous SimCity 4 for less than $5!

Itching for some nostalgia, or just looking for an in-depth simulation game to waste 100 hours? SimCity 4 is the answer, and it’s arguably still better than even the newer SimCity 2014. There’s a ton of content here that has you building up your city from scratch, managing your town’s traffic and transportation, economy, laws, […]

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OnePlus’s CEO is working to keep its 5G smartphone under $1,000

OnePlus built something of a minor smartphone empire by building cheap flagship phones, and that trend just might continue as it ventures into 5G territory. In an interview with Engadget, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said he would do his best to make sure th…
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Pokemon Go hints at trainer battles coming very soon

Niantic is finally starting to detail one of the most hotly anticipated features for Pokemon Go, and it’s bringing a ton of new features and polish with it. Yep, trainer battles are finally coming to the mobile Pokemon game, years after the initial release. Battles are one of the core components of the Pokemon franchise, […]

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Barnes & Noble releases their second tablet of the year with the Nook 7″

Barnes & Noble hopped back into the tablet game almost exactly one month ago with their brand new 10-inch Nook tab, and now they’re followed it up almost immediately with a smaller, 7-inch version of the Nook. It still fundamentally works the same, allowing you to access your B&N digital book library while still keeping […]

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Samsung’s 5G prototype phone packs a very peculiar screen

Verizon and AT&T have set up small-scale 5G networks at Qualcomm's Tech Summit in Hawaii, but what good are wireless networks without devices? Motorola is on the ground with an apparently live version of its 5G Moto Mod, but Samsung showed up wit…
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Metro by T-Mobile now charges $15 every time you change your phone

MetroPCS was recently rebranded as Metro by T-Mobile while simultaneous unveiling some plans with seriously good value. $ 60 a month is the top tier plan from the rebadged service and includes unlimited data, 15GB of mobile hotspot, Google cloud storage, and Amazon Prime. You really can’t beat that. Looks like Metro is making up their […]

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LG can’t break bad habits as the LG G7 suffers from bootloop issues

If you used an older LG smartphone (think back to the G3 or G4) you might have run into an issue with the phones getting stuck in a constant bootloop. The issue was pretty widespread, and we even tried to fix a broken G3 by baking it in the oven once, so it even affected […]

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[TA Deals] Kickstart your game development career with the School of Game Design bundle!

Want to start a career in game development, or just looking for a new hobby? Sound interesting but you don’t know where to start? Fortunately for you, Talk Android Deals is running a promotion on the School of Game Design bundle that will help jump off your development skills and have you making full games […]

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Verizon and Samsung tease a 5G smartphone for the first half of 2019

Verizon and Samsung have announced that they’ll be collaborating on a 5G smartphone for Big Red’s network in the first half of 2019, which will most likely be the second 5G capable device on their network behind the Moto Z3. You won’t have to wait until next year to see it, though, as both companies […]

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YouTube Stories are live for creators with 10K+ subscribers

We’ve seen stories on social media outlets such as Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, and SnapChat, and now its the turn of YouTube to launch its own variation. Having been available only to a selected group of channels over the past year, any YouTube channel with more than ten thousand subscribers can now post stories.  This means […]

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OnePlus 6T review: Flagship phone, flagship price

OnePlus has gotten in the habit of releasing two phones each year with an iterative T model update that tries to perfect that year’s formula. This year we’re getting the OnePlus 6T that not only refines the notched design of the OnePlus 6 but also brings an in-display fingerprint scanner to the masses. And, as […]

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Apple may release AirPods with wireless charging in early 2019

When Apple effectively scrubbed all mention of its AirPower wireless charging mat when it didn't show up a year after its unveiling, that raised a question: would the wireless charging case for AirPods meet a similar fate? Not necessarily. Historic…
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‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ continues April 5th

You won't have to wait long if you're craving another fix of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Netflix has confirmed that Part 2 of the teenage witch saga will arrive on April 5th. The accompanying teaser doesn't say a whole lot about what's coming n…
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Amazon’s 12 Days of Deals promotion starts December 2nd

With the craziness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday out of the way, you’ll no doubt be excited to learn that Amazon contrived to come up with yet another way to separate you from your hard-earned money. The online retailer has unveiled its 12 Days of Deals promotion that predictably runs for twelve days starting December […]

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Arlo announces an upgraded 4K wireless security camera

Arlo has announced a new, upgraded version of their wireless security cameras, and this time they’re adding 4K recording to the gadget. In addition to still being totally wire-free, you’ll get the resolution bump plus HDR capability. All of these new features will still deliver the same highly rated Arlo experience that makes them so […]

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Get ready for Amazon Music on Android TV

Just as we hear that Apple Music is coming to Amazon's Echo platform, Android Police points out that Amazon Music is preparing an app for Android TV. The app recently made its debut on Xbox One also, so it appears Amazon is making an effort to reach…
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Rumor claims Google Hangouts will shut down in 2020

Stop us if you've heard this one before: there's a report that Google is considering either launching or shutting down a messaging app. 9to5Google said that based on a "source familiar with the product's internal roadmap," Google Hangouts as a consum…
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Windows 10 may soon tell you which apps are using your microphone

Microsoft is testing some privacy and notification features in its latest Windows 10 Insider preview for Fast Ring users. A previous build added an icon to the notification area that tells you when your microphone is in use, and the newest update wil…
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Lawmakers still want details from Amazon on its facial recognition tech

In July, three members of Congress — Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), Representative Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) and Representative Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) — sent Amazon and CEO Jeff Bezos a letter requesting information about the company's facial recogni…
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Toyota untethers its T-HR3 humanoid robot thanks to 5G

Toyota just brought your dreams of an Avatar-like proxy one step closer to reality. Teaming with NTT Docomo, it remotely controlled its T-HR3 humanoid robot over a 5G network from a distance of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles). So far the bot, first unveile…
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Netflix and Disney cancel ‘Daredevil’ too

Last month Netflix announced two of the "Defenders" series it produces with Marvel and Netflix had come to an end, and now it's pulling the plug on Daredevil too. Season three debuted just a few weeks ago starring Charlie Cox as the blind hero protec…
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AI faithfully recreates paintings with the help of 3D printing

It's easy to get a basic reproduction of a painting, but getting a truly accurate copy is harder than you think. Modern 2D printers typically only have four inks to work with, which simply won't do if you're trying to mimic a classic. Researchers at…
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Facebook tests the ability to block certain words on your wall

If you're looking to keep certain content from ever appearing on your Facebook wall, there might be a feature in the pipeline for you. Computer science student Jane Manchun Wong discovered code on Facebook that appears to show the company is testing…
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The offbeat stuff from our holiday gift guide

You could always buy someone in your life headphones, a fitness tracker or a camera as a gift this holiday season. But if you're shopping for the sort of early adopter who likely already has everything, your gifting assignment suddenly got a little m…
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The Morning After: Netflix’s ‘Cowboy Bebop’ remake

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Good morning! Even more good news for anime fans with a Netflix sub. This time, it's Cowboy Bebop. There's also plenty of reports from the LA Auto Show, and a ketogenic-diet breath analyzer… that looks like a…
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YouTube launches student plans for YouTube Music and YouTube Premium just in time for winter break

Today, we’re introducing new student plans for YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, giving eligible university and college students discounted access to a world of music, original series and movies —  all ad-free and at a wallet-friendly price.

Looking for some classical music to concentrate while studying for finals or a crowd-pleaser playlist for that end-of-semester party? Need a great binge-worthy series for winter break like Cobra Kai or Origin? Could you use a physics boost from astrophysicist and former MIT professor Walter Lewin? We’ve got you covered!

Earlier this year, we introduced the new YouTube Music and YouTube Premium subscription plans to help users get more from their YouTube experience. YouTube Music is a new music streaming service with official albums, playlists and singles, as well as a vast catalog of music videos, remixes, live performances, covers and more  all with ad-free, background and offline access. YouTube Premium extends that ad-free experience across all of YouTube, and includes access to YouTube Originals.

Student plans are available for YouTube Music Premium for $ 4.99 and YouTube Premium for $ 6.99. Students who sign up by 1/31/19 can lock in YouTube Premium at a special rate of just $ 5.99.

How to Watch, Listen and Stream

Student plans are currently available to all full-time students at an accredited college or university in the U.S. and will expand to more countries in the future. Click here to learn more about eligibility requirements.


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Sprint and HTC will release a 5G hotspot in 2019

Sprint isn't pinning all its 5G hopes on a single LG smartphone. The carrier has announced plans to release an HTC-made 5G "mobile smart hub" sometime in the first half of 2019. The two are saying precious little about the hotspot device, but it'll…
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Netflix will take on Roald Dahl classics like ‘The BFG’ and ‘Matilda’

Roald Dahl's stories are headed to Netflix, as the company just announced a major deal with The Roald Dahl Story Company. A number of the author's beloved stories, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and The BFG, are part of Netflix'…
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Uber fined £385,000 in the UK for 2016 cyber-attack

Uber has been fined £385,000 ($ 491,000) by the UK's privacy watchdog for "failing to protect" the personal info of around 2.7 million UK users during a cyber attack in 2016. The figure isn't far off from the maximum penalty of £500,000 ($ …
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NASA’s Insight lander delivers its first clear photo from Mars

Earlier today the Insight lander successfully touched down on Mars, and it's already crushing the 'gram. Signals indicating that its solar panels had opened and were generating power came back to Earth at about 8:30 PM ET, along with a few photograph…
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