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[Guide] How to schedule tweets on Twitter’s web-app

Until now, scheduling a tweet to post at a certain time on a certain day was the exclusive purview of third-party Twitter apps such as Buffer, Hootsuite, and Tweetdeck, but the social media company has just announced that you can choose when your tweet posts on Twitter.com using a web browser. Besides being able to […]

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Stadia Pro’s June games are here and free-to-play!

The month of June is suddenly upon us which means that Google is throwing some free stuff your way if you are a Stadia Pro subscriber. Games such as Panzer Dragoon: Remake, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, and Little Nightmares are among the five titles that are now free-to-play on the Pro tier. This […]

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[Deal] EasyAcc’s 10W Fast Wireless Charging Pad in PU leather is down to just $6.59

hen it comes to wireless charging pads there are a ton of options to choose from, but standing out from the crowd in both appearance and price is the 10W Fast Charging Pad from EasyAcc that is constructed from high-quality PU leather and costs just $ 6.59 on Amazon. Discounted by 40% from its usual price […]

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The first Atari VCS units should be ready by mid-June

Atari’s repeatedly delayed VCS console is nearly ready two years after its announcement. The team has revealed that the first 500 (or so) Atari VCS production models should leave the factory by mid-June. That will still leave the majority of Atari’s…
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Be careful: this wallpaper can cause your Android phones to lock up

It’s pretty rare for anyone’s phone to become completely bricked outside of hardware failures. Tinkering around with ROMs and third-party hacks can certainly do the trick, but besides those things it’s just not something that you’d have to worry about. But apparently something’s happened with a particular wallpaper floating around the internet that can cause […]

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Modified Cessna is the ‘largest’ electric aircraft to take flight

Electric aircraft are ever so slightly closer to becoming a practical reality for travel. Magnix and AeroTEC have flown what they say is the world’s largest all-electric aircraft. Their modified Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, the “eCaravan,” flew for 30…
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OnePlus and McLaren have ended their phone partnership

OnePlus will no longer release McLaren editions of its phones in the future. The phonemaker and the British auto manufacturer have ended their partnership, a McLaren spokesperson has confirmed to Android Authority after reports about their split came…
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‘Sign in with Apple’ flaw let attackers take over accounts

‘Sign in with Apple’ is potentially more private than other login options, but it apparently included a serious security flaw. Researcher Bhavuk Jain recently received a $ 100,000 bug bounty for discovering (via Hacker News) a flaw in the sign-in serv…
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Waymo’s self-driving vans will return to Bay Area streets on June 8th

Waymo’s plan to resume self-driving operations will soon extend to San Francisco. A spokesperson has confirmed a report in The Verge that Waymo’s autonomous minivans will return to San Francisco Bay Area streets on June 8th. The company isn’t carryin…
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YouTube Music 2020 review: Getting better every year

It’s about that time of year again when we dig into Google’s shiny new music streaming service. YouTube Music was designed to eventually replace Google Play Music, which seems like the most beloved music streaming app on the internet. But here we are, two years later, and we’re only just now starting to see YouTube […]

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The Android 11 beta launch event has been postponed

The launch of the Android 11 beta had already been delayed after Google I/O was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, and now it’s getting pushed back again. A virtual launch event for the start of the beta release was scheduled for Wednesday, bu…
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Eight US companies will manufacture NASA’s COVID-19 ventilator

Last month, the FDA rushed a NASA-designed ventilator through its fast-track Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) program in hopes that it might be used to treat COVID-19 patients. Caltech, which manages NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), offered t…
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Uber will let you hire a driver by the hour in select cities

Uber is launching a new trip category that will let users make multiple stops in a single ride. With the new Hourly option, users will request a trip like they would any other on-demand ride, but they’ll be able to set multiple stops. Hourly trips wi…
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Qualcomm rolls out its first WiFi 6E chips for blazing fast network connectivity

In the mobile space Qualcomm is most well-known for their Snapdragon processors. The Snapdragon 865 constantly makes headlines, and you’re probably very familiar with the entire lineup over the years. But networking and modems are a huge chunk of what Qualcomm does, too, and they do them well. Today they’ve taken the wraps off of […]

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Nokia announces a slate of Android 10 phones for Cricket Wireless

Nokia is rounding out its portfolio of affordable US devices with three new phones slated for Cricket Wireless over the next couple months. Best of all, these are running Android 10 out of the box. We’ll talk about the Nokia C5 Endi, Nokia C2 Tava, and Nokia C2 Tennen. The C5 is the highest-end of […]

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Android Studio 4.0 available now on stable channel

Android Studio 4.0, the tool behind the design and coding of Android apps, is now here and available on the stable channel. The latest update is out now and the Android Developers Blog have announced that Android Sudio 4.0 brings a new Motion Editor, a Build Analyser and more options with Java 8 language APIs. […]

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‘Go Go Bots’ is a Facebook Gaming exclusive from Ustwo

Ustwo Studios — a division of the creative company behind Monument Valley and Assemble with Care ­– has dropped a new title on Facebook Gaming: Go Go Bots. It’s a fast-paced, strategic climbing game set in a glitchy, cyberpunk future — choose from on…
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Apple will reportedly team up with Martin Scorsese on a $180 million movie

After teaming up with Netflix last year for The Irishman, director Martin Scorsese’s next major flick will reportedly have backing from Apple. Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline all report that Apple is in final talks with Paramount to join…
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Xbox Family Settings app sets limits on your kids’ game time

Microsoft is doing more to keep tabs on your kids’ digital habits. It just released the preview version of an Xbox Family Settings app for Android and 10,000 iOS users that manages what, when and how children play on Xbox consoles. You can set time l…
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Twitch adds a news and events channel just in time for Summer Game Fest

Twitch has created a new home for gaming-related news. Dubbed Twitch Gaming, the company says the channel will feature game reveals, developer interviews and Twitch drops, with the platform's streamers presenting the content. One of the first things…
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OPPO’s Find X2 Series is finally on sale from these networks and retailers

OPPO announced the Find X2 Series of smartphones back in March and now the full range consisting of the premium flagships Find X2 and X2 Pro are finally on sale in the UK, along with the world’s thinnest and cheapest 5G handsets, the Neo and Lite. Join us after the break to see OPPO’s pre-order […]

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YouTube Kids is now on Apple TV

YouTube’s dedicated app for kids is now out for download from the App Store on Apple TV, so long as it’s available in your region. It works on both the 4K and the HD versions of the device, and you can use the Siri Remote to fire it up by saying “Hey…
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Watch footage of Arkane’s unreleased Half-Life spin-off

For all of its many faults, 2020 has at least one thing going for it: We've seen more of Valve's Half-Life franchise in the last two months than in the 13 years before combined. It started in late March when the studio released Half-Life: Alyx, the f…
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What’s on TV this week: HBO Max, ‘Space Force’ and ‘Uncut Gems’

This week HBO makes its assault on streaming with the new HBO Max service. At launch it will include tons of archival content like the back catalog of Friends, Rick & Morty and 2001: A Space Odyssey, as well as a fleet of new original shows, movi…
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What does Apple want from a VR events company?

Since 2009 a startup called NextVR has been developing proprietary cameras and striking deals to bring live events — think sporting events, wrestling matches and concerts — straight to the VR headset of your choice. It sounds like a potent cure for…
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The Morning After: Texas Instruments makes it harder to cheat on its calculators

Graphing calculators have clung on to school lives despite us all carrying around smartphones that are several magnitudes more powerful. (Let’s not even get into wearables.) In a bid to reduce cheating in exam settings, Texas Instruments is pulling s…
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Hacked NES Power Glove controls a modular synth with finger wriggles

Never mind controlling a modular synth by twiddling knobs. If one modder has his way, one of Nintendo’s legendary controllers is the way of the future. Look Mum No Computer (aka Sam Battle) has hacked an NES Power Glove into a gesture controller for…
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Honor planning to move to MediaTek 5G chipsets

Zhao Ming, the President of Honor’s business unit, has confirmed that the Huawei owned company will be moving to MediaTek‘s 5G chipset after the US trade ban was announced. Ming said that Honor are looking to strengthen their relationship with MediTek and will be using their 5G chipsets for some of their phones. Even though […]

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Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 20 with a special online event in August

Phone launches have been severely disrupted this year due to COVID-19, and things aren’t looking much different in the near future. Most companies are opting for online events to show off their new products, and that will include Samsung’s next Galaxy Note 20. Galaxy Note 20 online launch Unlike previous years (and even the Galaxy […]

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Netflix to cancel accounts unused for 1 or 2 years

I find it hard to believe that in this global lockdown people with a Netflix account haven’t watched either The Tiger King or The Last Dance documentaries. If this is you and you haven’t watched anything for a while then you might find your account is about to close. Netflix have announced that any accounts […]

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T-Mobile Connecting Heroes program launches free 5G for first responders

T-Mobile is launching a new program that will bring faster network connectivity to first responders. The commitment, called Connecting Heroes, involves a big investment in T-Mobile’s 5G network and a promise to allow first responders access to this network, free of charge. T-Mobile Connecting Heroes Connecting Heroes is a 10-year commitment to provide free service […]

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UK reportedly aims to drop Huawei from 5G networks in 3 years

The UK’s decision to allow Huawei gear in its 5G networks may be short-lived. Officials talking to the Financial Times (via The Verge) say the UK government is planning to gradually phase out use of Huawei equipment in 5G networks, eliminating it ent…
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Adobe sneaks ads into Android’s share menu

Adobe is apparently planning on getting pretty aggressive on promoting their own apps, according to a recent leak from a test group. The leak shows links in Android’s share menu promoting installing Adobe’s own apps for certain files, which all seems to be linked to Acrobat Reader if it’s installed on your phone. Adobe ads […]

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Citra officially becomes the first 3DS emulator for Android

Android is no stranger to emulators, and there are more of them on the Play Store than you can shake a stick at. It’s a great platform for it, too, considering how powerful some phones are these days and how flexible Android is with other peripherals. So of course it’s a no-brainer that we’re finally […]

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First responder? Let Google help you find a COVID-19 responder hotel room

Many front line responders to the Covid-19 pandemic have found themselves face-to-face with this virus and they are choosing to stay away from their families to reduce the risk of passing it on. The problem faced by them is finding a place to stay. Well help is on hand from Google. Healthcare officials, first responders […]

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OnePlus Game Space is now on the Play Store for quicker updates

OnePlus has been steadily adding their suite of OxygenOS apps to the Play Store for the last few years. Other manufacturers have done this, too, since it makes updating and maintaining those apps a better, simpler experience. Instead of waiting for a full OS update, you can simply get the update for that specific part […]

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Plex gets a little more like Netflix, now lets you skip TV show intros

Binge watching on Plex is about to get a little bit better. It was already pretty great, of course, and it’s one of our favorite services for cord-cutters, but trust us, it’s about to improve. Skip show intros with Plex The latest feature introduced with Plex Pass will now all you to skip TV show […]

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We hosted a virtual Iftar this Ramadan on YouTube, bringing together a global community

Like millions of families around the world, my family and I have been breaking our fast this Ramadan in the safety of our own home in the sunny city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia — something I am very grateful for. Although I love my family, and I am thankful to have them here with me this Ramadan, something was still missing.

So I reached out to a few of my friends (Omar Hussein, Noor Stars, the Saudi Reporters, Asrar Aref, and the Anasala Family) and asked them if they wanted to come over for Iftar, and to bring millions of their friends with them.

On Tuesday, May 19, we decided to break our fast together at 6:32 p.m. — sunset in Saudi Arabia. We played games, showed-off our cooking skills, and finally broke our fast along with thousands of people who joined us from across the country and beyond.

What’s incredible is that people all around the world have been trying to find innovative ways to create that sense of togetherness during the holy month while staying safe. Earlier this month, creators in Indonesia came together and hosted a virtual Iftar, bringing together people from all over the country. Also next week, on May 26 at 8 p.m. EEST, Arab popstar Nancy Ajram is going to host a special Eid celebration concert on her YouTube channel.

I am proud I got to be part of this incredible experience that showed the world the power of YouTube and the creator community. Bringing this many people together during this difficult time is truly rewarding.

From all of us, we wish you a Ramadan Kareem and a blessed Eid ahead.

Mohamed Moshaya, YouTube Creator based in Saudi Arabia


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Amazon’s multiplayer Pac-Man game is made for Twitch streaming

Amazon Games showed it’s a serious competitor with the new shooter Crucible and has an MMO on the way, but its next game is the one that makes the most sense for Twitch streaming. That’s because Pac-Man Live Studio is not just a variant of the arcade…
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Fortnite Party Royale will present Christopher Nolan’s new ‘Tenet’ trailer

So what’s next for the big event space in Fortnite? If you thought it would be another concert or DJ set, guess again. Starting tonight at 8 PM ET and repeating at the top of every hour, the Party Royale space will show a trailer for Christopher Nola…
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AT&T will stop advertising its 5G Evolution product but the 5GE icon is sticking around

When is 5G not 5G? When its AT&T’s 5G ‘Evolution’ that is actually just plain old LTE and was simply a mechanism to keep its subscribers from jumping ship to other carriers with an actual, if tiny, 5G network. AT&T’s 5G Evolution was displayed as the ever-so-slightly misleading 5GE icon, which eventually led to the […]

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The McLaren edition OnePlus phones might be at the end of the road

For the last few years we’ve seen a McLaren branded version of OnePlus’s flagship phones. There’s typically not anything too different from these models, but they do get a unique design and will pack in the highest amount of RAM and storage that OnePlus offers. That might be coming to an end, though. No more […]

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Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition is announced, but it’s not the Galaxy Active you were hoping for

I don’t know who was asking for this, but Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition, or Galaxy S20 TE. This looks to be the descendent of the Galaxy Active phones, but cranked up to 11. It’s… strange. Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition This doesn’t look like a phone that you’ll be able to stroll […]

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Sphero spins off a new company to make robots for police, military use

Sphero, the company behind robotic toys like the BB-8 robot and educational robotics kits, announced today that it’s spinning its public safety division into a new company, dubbed Company Six. It plans to commercialize robots and AI software for firs…
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Latest update brings HDR support to CBS All Access on Android TV

Having previously limited HDR support to limited titles and platforms such as Apple TV, the feature has finally been added to the CBC All Access app on Android TV (soon to be Google TV, again). The update also brings some bug fixes and badging for premium video features. The addition of HDR support means that […]

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[Deal] Roku’s Premiere 4K HDR Media Streamer is down to just £30

With many of us in lockdown and resorting to binge-watching our favorite movies and shows on services such as Netflix, Prime Video, or Disney+, having a quality media streaming device is essential. Roku is a trusted brand when it comes to adding smart services to your television and today its popular Premiere 4K HDR box […]

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Google’s Pixel 4a will reportedly ditch squeeze-based Google Assistant activation

It’s been a feature of Google smartphones since the days of the Pixel 2 and 2 XL but it seems that the upcoming Pixel 4a will launch without the ability to squeeze its sides to activate Google Assistant. It’s a feature that used to annoy the heck out of me until I disabled it, but […]

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Strava is moving some free features behind a subscription

Strava, the social fitness network that tracks cycling and running, is putting some of its previously free features behind a subscription paywall. In a press release, the company said that it’s not yet a profitable company, and that its “commitment t…
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Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile becomes one of the first prepaid carriers to offer 5G, and it’s free

It’s pretty rare that Comcast is in the news for anything good, but their wireless MNVO service, Xfinity Mobile, just made a big announcement that’s going to earn some goodwill from customers. At least for a while. Xfinity Mobile 5G service 5G isn’t very widespread at this point, and that’s just for bigger postpaid carriers. […]

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The Morning After: A look at Dyson’s canceled electric car

The hopes and dreams of companies don’t always come true. The Nintendo PlayStation, that undersea electric railway, sometimes things just don’t work out. It’s always intriguing to see how far companies take research and prototypes before canning thei…
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