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[TA Deals] Become a quicker reader with the discounted 2018 Speed Reading bundle

No matter what career you’re in or what hobbies you have, being able to read quicker will always be a helpful skill. It’s been linked to having more success in school and work, and we’ve got a bundle that will help you start your speed running journey. The bundle includes two pieces of software: 7 […]

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai confirms censored China search engine

When Google's chief privacy officer admitted to the Senate that the company is working on a secret project called 'Dragonfly,' he refused to say what it is. According to previous reports, Dragonfly is the codename for the censored search engine Googl…
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Snapchat is a popular source for news among college students

A number of studies have shown that people turn to social media for news, and of all of the social networks out there, Facebook consistently leads the pack in this regard. But a new study from the Knight Foundation has turned up a surprising finding…
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Razer Phone 2 is official, still wants to make gaming phones a thing

  Razer is taking another stab at the gaming market with the aptly named Razer Phone 2, offering unparalleled performance, a high-refresh rate display, and a gamer-y aesthetic in a pretty slick package. This isn’t a major redesign from last year’s phone, but there are a few things worth mentioning. Gaming powerhouse The Razer Phone […]

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The Morning After: ‘Fortnite’ cheat salesmen get sued

Welcome to the week! You can expect our verdict on Google's Pixel 3 series soon, and there are plenty more reviews coming very soon: Apple's cheaper iPhone XR isn't far away and then there are all those Microsoft Surface devices… For now, we've got…
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Brydge announces their own take on a Pixel Slate keyboard with G-Type

If you weren’t totally in love with the (expensive) Pixel Slate keyboard that Google announced yesterday, you might be interested in a third-party option. Specifically, we’re talking about one made by Brydge, a company known for making quality accessories for Microsoft’s Surface line, iPads, and other portable devices. Now they’re trying their hand at a […]

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[TA Deals] Master Microsoft Office with this heavily discounted bundle!

Microsoft’s Office is the world’s most popular productivity suite. It handles documentation, presentations, spreadsheets, and more. If you’re going into business, you need to know how to use Office. The Microsoft Office Mastery Bundle on Talk Android Deals is the perfect way to master the entire suite for a fraction of what online academies charge. This bundle […]

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Xiaomi quietly announced the Mi Box S, a 4K Android TV box for $60

During Google’s flurry of announcements, Xiaomi quietly unveiled their newest Mi Box S, a 4K Android TV player at an incredibly aggressive price tag. Preorders are already up for an October release, and it’ll only cost you $ 59.99. It’s Android TV, so you pretty much know what to expect, and it ships with Android TV […]

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Pixel 3 XL display wins ‘Best Smartphone Display Award’ from DisplayMate

Google sourced the OLED panels for last year’s Pixel 2 XL from LG, and it’s fair to say that there were some issues with the displays from early shipments exhibiting muted colors and blue hues. Google attempted to fix the issues via software updates which included a ‘Saturated‘ mode to boost color vibrancy, although that […]

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Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Specifications

It’s been an interesting lead-in to the official Google announcement of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL with the pair of handsets having been made available through both nefarious and accidental means, resulting in a ton of unboxing videos and even reviews being published before the October 9th event. As with the Pixel 2 […]

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Judge rejects Lime request to block e-scooter rivals in San Francisco

Lime just lost a last-minute bid to delay the launch of San Francisco's electric scooter pilot program. A judge has denied the company's request for a temporary restraining order that would have blocked Skip and Scoot from launching their services i…
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[TA Deals] Secure your passwords with a discounted subscription to Password Boss

If you’re in the market for a password manager, you’ll want to take a glance at Password Boss. Not only is it a well-rounded password manager, but right now you can save up to 93% off the list price. Not a bad deal for never having to worry about your passwords ever again. It’s secure, […]

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Here’s how to see if you were affected by Facebook’s breach

Today, Facebook provided additional information on the data breach it disclosed last month. Whereas it initially said up to 50 million users might have been affected, it now reports that 30 million were impacted by the breach. By exploiting a system…
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[Download] Updated Home app gets a redesign, smart controls, and household sharing

A couple of days after Google launched the new Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel Slate, and the new Home Hub; the search giant has begun rolling out an update to its Home app that brings a new design and a focus on smart controls for smart home devices. Join us after the break for more […]

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[Sponsored] Grab a multi-outlet Bestek surge protector just a penny!

Bestek’s latest promotion is offering one of their 8-outlet surge protectors. for just a penny. Sounds crazy, but if you’ve got a social media account you legitimately can get this accessory (or something else they’re offering) for just $ 0.01, including free shipping. Read on and we’ll explain how it works. The surge protector features 8 […]

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[TA Deals] Save 89% and get the CAD & 3D Printing eBook bundle for just $19

If you want to step into the world of 3D printing, you’ll need to know what you’re doing before diving in. We’ve got an excellent bundle on a ton of eBooks that cover the basics and then some, including 3D printing, CNC routing, and more, all for a heavily discounted rate. You’ll get a total […]

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Razer Phone 2 hands-on: Closer to flagship

Last year, Razer introduced its first-ever smartphone and, as you might've guessed, it was built for gamers. With a 120Hz screen refresh rate, a gorgeous display and a powerful processor, the Razer Phone was definitely impressive when it came to…
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Apple’s original shows may be free for device owners

Apple's long-in-the-making streaming video service might not cost you anything. CNBC sources have reported that Apple's offering will revolve around a revamped TV app where original programming will be available for free in addition to previously rum…
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Anki’s cute Vector robot will include a mysterious Alexa integration

There are plenty of toy robots out on the market, but few are as endearing as the upcoming Anki Vector. Its big bright eyes are most reminiscent of the Pixar character Wall-E. But as cute as its Wall-E-like personality is, it doesn't mean much if the…
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Google’s phone-calling AI comes to Pixel phones in November

Do you want to be one of the first everyday users to try Google's phone-calling Duplex AI? You'd better have a Pixel device. Google has announced that Pixel users in the US will be the first to have access to the feature in November. If you live in A…
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The Morning After: Goodbye, Google+

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Who's ready to meet the Pixel 3 (again)? Google's big hardware event is scheduled for today at 11 AM ET, and we'll be ready to show you everything we've already seen plus any surprises that are left in store. Un…
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Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL pictures leak for what might be the last time

Ahead of Google's Pixel 3 event tomorrow, the larger variant of its phone suffered multiple leaks before we got hands-on time with a retail boxed version over the weekend. Just to (hopefully) put a cap on things before the show starts, Evan Blass has…
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Google is finally testing manual backups with Android Pie

One feature that’s pretty much always been sorely missed on Android compared to iOS is the ability to make full, complete data backups on demand to ease transitioning in between devices. Apple offers stellar iCloud/iTunes backups, but the closest thing you’d get with that on Android would be on a rooted device utilizing recovery backups. And […]

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[TA Deals] Save up to 95% on a lifetime subscription to Goose VPN!

It’s always good to keep an eye out for deals on VPN services, and right now you can score a heavy discount on multi-year subscriptions to Goose VPN. You can even lock in a subscription for life so you won’t have to deal with making monthly payments just to keep your internet activity secure. Goose […]

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Microsoft promises to recover files deleted by Windows 10 bug

Microsoft has pledged to rescue those all-important personal files that its most recent Windows 10 update contrived to consume. The company was forced to halt the rollout of its October 2018 upgrades when users started complaining that their document…
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How to set up Plex Live TV and DVR

Live TV can be one of the hardest things to give up for cord cutters, especially if you’re a big sports fan. You can always sign up for something like DirecTV Now or Sling TV to replace it, but it’s becoming increasingly popular to simply drop an antenna into your set up and use something […]

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Homeland Security has ‘no reason to doubt’ China spy chip refutals

Amazon and Apple have an unusual ally in their attempt to shoot down Bloomberg's claims of Chinese hardware surveillance: the US Department of Homeland Security. The agency joined the UK's National Cyber Security Centre in saying it had "no reason to…
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LG officially announced the V40 ThinQ packed with five cameras and more AI

LG has finally announced the heavily leaked V40 ThinQ, offering a phone with a staggering amount of cameras and AI bravado. While LG has struggled to release a phone with the “it” factor to really take on Samsung and Apple, if you’re looking for something that can deliver a phenomenal multimedia experience, this might just […]

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‘Tell Me A Story’ trailer shows fairy tales gone horribly wrong

Add CBS All Access to the ranks of streaming services delivering appropriately eerie shows for Halloween. It used a New York Comic-Con panel to premiere the trailer for Tell Me A Story, an original series mashing up three fairy tales ("Three Little P…
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LG Watch W7 Specifications

When LG launched its latest flagship smartphone, the V40 ThinQ, at an event in New York earlier, the Korean handset maker also unveiled its newest smartwatch, the Watch W7. As previously rumored, the Watch W7 is a hybrid smartwatch that incorporates actual mechanical hands that sit beneath the touchscreen display. Encased in a stainless steel […]

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LG V40 ThinQ Specifications

Besides announcing its new Watch W7 hybrid smartwatch at an event in New York, LG also launched its latest smartphone flagship, the V40 ThinQ, to follow on from the G7 ThinQ that launched back in May. While the two phones use the same Snapdragon 845 processor, the V40 comes with a bigger battery as well as a trio […]

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[TA Deals] Get certified in IT with our ultimate training bundle!

Want to start your IT career? We’re offering a comprehensive bundle that covers a ton of information to help you out, and it’s cheaper than ever right now. The first part of the bundle has several CompTIA courses that cover getting certified and working with different networks, cloud services, and security, which on its own […]

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Celebrating great teachers on YouTube

A great teacher can unleash a student’s curiosity and change the direction of their life. Today, in honor of World Teachers’ Day, we are celebrating some of the amazing teachers around the globe who share their passion for education in the classroom and on YouTube.

Elia Bombardelli (Italy)

Elia is a math teacher at the Liceo Scientifico Galilei in Trento and at Liceo Steam International in Rovereto. Not only is his YouTube channel a great place to quickly review key math concepts before an exam, it’s also full of science experiments that range from making a coin battery to exploring how a cloud is formed. 


KruNoklek (Thailand) 

Jeerapat Sukanghong is a primary school teacher from the Phetchabun province of Thailand who is passionate about bringing her lessons to students in all corners of the country. Inspired by the late King Rama IX’s initiative to bring education to students in remote places via satellite, she decided to start her own journey on YouTube. Combining music and pop culture moments, notably adapting some of her own lessons into the viral PPAP format, Jeeraphat’s fun approach to teaching makes her one of the most popular creators in Thailand with over 5 million subscribers across both her channels.


Rafael Procopio (Brazil)

Rafael is a Brazilian mathematics professor who uses his YouTube channel to experiment with new and creative visual techniques for teaching math. Rafael, who has become a beloved figure in his hometown of Rio de Janeiro, has over 1.3 million subscribers on his channels.


Rachel’s English (USA)

Rachel’s English is a YouTube channel dedicated to helping non-native speakers improve their spoken English and listening comprehension. Having taught ESL off and on since 1999, Rachel became interested in developing a pronunciation-focused resource while living in Germany under the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship program in 2008. Rachel, who is also a classical singer, studied with highly acclaimed vocal teachers and coaches and brings a body of detailed knowledge connected to the voice, placement, and the musical nature of speech to her work as a pronunciation coach.


Eddie Woo (Australia)

Eddie has a unique ability to take complex mathematical concepts out of the abstract, and into the real world — whether it be recognizing geometric patterns in nature or the daily arithmetic required to balance a family checkbook. Though he claims to have once struggled with the subject, his unique approach to teaching math has gained him a global following of nearly 400,000 subscribers, and propelled him to become a finalist for the 2018 Global Teacher Award. He recently published his first book, Woo’s Wonderful World of Maths.

Uwaga, Naukowy Bełkot – “Beware! Scientific Babble” (Poland)

Dawid is a PhD student and chemistry teacher at the Marie Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. Dawid’s channel examines a broad array of scientific topics, such as the true value of gold or the placebo effect in research, and in doing so has attracted over 335,000 subscribers. He also created a docu-series about the Chernobyl disaster.

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HMD Global launches the Nokia 7.1 as a very strong mid-range smartphone

HMD Global announced today the Nokia 7.1, their latest device for the mid-market. If you like a strong set of hardware in your smartphone, do not write-off the Nokia 7.1 because of that mid-market designation though. HMD Global is helping to push some higher end qualities down into this segment with the Nokia 7.1. As […]

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Facebook tests tracking Location History via Instagram

After an abrupt exit by Instagram's founders, there have been reports that they weren't always happy with being seen as one of Facebook's apps, instead of a standalone platform. With curious timing, TechCrunch reports that at least one user, Jane Man…
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Tesla defends Autopilot in first quarterly safety report

Over the past year, Tesla has received a lot of flak for being involved in crashes and accidents while Autopilot was engaged. Back in March, a Model X crashed into a median barrier, claiming the life of an Apple engineer. A few months after that, a M…
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LG announces a new hybrid Watch W7 with physical watch hands

The V40 ThinQ wasn’t the only thing LG announced this morning, and you probably could’ve guessed that if you remembered some rumors from late last month. The Watch W7 is now official, with LG touting the device as its first hybrid watch. What’s that mean, exactly? The Watch W7 is still a smartwatch running the […]

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CEO who sold encrypted phones to drug cartels pleads guilty to DoJ

In March, the FBI arrested Vincent Ramos, the founder and CEO of Phantom Secure, for allegedly modifying phones and selling them to criminal organizations including drug cartels. Now, Ramos has pled guilty to these charges.
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NASA activated Curiosity’s second ‘brain’ after it misbehaved

Tired? Sluggish? Wouldn't it be great if you could just switch your brain to a better functioning version? Well, that's a privilege you can enjoy if you're the Mars Curiosity rover. NASA's intrepid explorer has been subject to a few technical problem…
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Your Android phone coming to a Windows 10 mirror soon

Microsoft held an annual October hardware event yesterday to reveal some updates to their product portfolio and share where the company is heading in different areas. One item that raised a few eyebrows is a new app mirroring feature that will make it possible for users to display and work with the apps on their […]

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Huawei Watch GT may launch with the Huawei Mate 20

While this fall has seen the typical release of new smartphones from the usual manufacturers, they all seem to have been working on some side projects that are a bit surprising. In the case of Huawei, an item that has flown mostly under the radar is a pair of new smartwatches that the company appears […]

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Sony delivers better audio on the Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra

Sony has announced some new software updates that will be coming to the Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra to deliver an even more premium audio experience for users. Sony’s phones typically already try to offer better sound quality with the company’s own ClearAudio+ and Clear Bass technology, but now the devices will also support High-Resolution […]

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Kobo’s latest e-reader is big, durable and waterproof

Like Amazon's Kindle range, Kobo's e-readers run the gamut from affordable devices to premium products. The company's latest falls firmly in the high-end category. At $ 280, the Kobo Forma costs 50 bucks more than its current top-of-the-line model; th…
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LG V40 adds cinemagraph feature using new triple lens camera

When LG officially announces the LG V40 on October 3rd, one of the features they are sure to highlight will be the triple lens camera. The triple lenses are unique – for now – but outside of being different, they will only really add value to the smartphone if they help people do things better […]

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Mid-range Sony Xperia XA3 breaks cover in latest leak

Sony has finally started to shift some of their phones’ design language, and while they still definitely feel Sony-esque, they’re starting to move forward in a meaningful way. This time we’re getting a glimpse at the Xperia XA3 that’s pushing that trend forward. The Xperia XA3 (and XA3 Ultra) will be mid-range options in Sony’s […]

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OnePlus 6T leaks and shows off it’s fancy new notch

We’ve heard quite a bit about the OnePlus 6T, including some things from OnePlus directly. But we’ve been curious about what they were planning on doing with the notch, considering it’s a pretty controversial topic in the Android community. Well, hopefully this leak satisfies your curiosity. The notch certainly isn’t going away, but OnePlus is […]

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Twitter touts its recent work to ‘protect the integrity of elections’

It's almost the midterm elections in the US, and that means disinformation campaigns could be working overtime. Social networks have been introducing new features, rolling out changes and even asking the government for help to fight off trolls and fa…
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California requires companies to include women on their boards

On Sunday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that will require publicly traded companies headquartered in the state to have women on their boards of directors. As per the law, by the end of next year, these companies must include…
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Pie is missing from September’s Android Distribution chart – whichever way you slice it

Almost two months after Google announced that Android P stood for Android Pie, we have yet to see the latest version of Android make an appearance in the Android distribution charts. This is despite OnePlus, Nokia, Essential, Sony, and other brands taking part in Pie’s Beta Program. In a distinctly odd state of events, these […]

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Facebook Messenger finally gets its sleek, simplified redesign, plus a dark mode

Facebook teased a simplified redesign for its Messenger app earlier this year, also indicating that the next refresh for the app would come with a dark mode. Now that update is finally rolling out from Facebook directly, so users should expect to see it over the coming weeks. The update rearranges the navigation bar on […]

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