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Android 10 is finally rolling out to the Nokia 3.1 and 5.1

We all know that pie goes stale which means it’s good news for Nokia 3.1 and 5.1 owners because the Android 10 update is finally rolling out to the two affordable handsets after originally being slated to be upgraded back in Q2 of 2020. As announced on Twitter by Juho Sarvikas, the Chief Product Officer […]

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[Updated: Now rolling out in the US] Samsung’s Android 11-based One UI 3.0 public beta for the Galaxy S20 Series is live

Galaxy S20 owners in South Korea woke up to a tasty treat this morning in the form of the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 beta program that has just gone live in the region. After a closed beta aimed at helping developers prepare their apps for the new version of Samsung’s One UI, the public […]

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[Deal] Save up to 64% on these Aukey accessories

Whether its audio, peripherals, or wall chargers, Aukey has you covered with reduced prices on a range of devices ahead of Prime Day on October 13th. There are savings from 25% to 64% to be had, and all you need to do is join us after the break for all the details. The deals from […]

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Samsung throws shade at Huawei – mocks its loss of access to Google apps

We all know about the troubles that Huawei has faced over the past 18 months or so, ever since it was placed on the Entity List by the US government and banned from working with Google and accessing the search giant’s apps and services. With further limitations on ordering its latest processors coming into effect […]

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Cooper FX Arcades review: Plumbing the depths of lo-fi guitar effects

Let’s get one thing out of the way right up front: Yes, the main conceit of the $ 329 Cooper FX Arcades is a little gimmicky. It’s a guitar pedal into which you stick cards to apply different effects, kinda like a game console. But while the somewhat…
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Google’s updated WiFi router starts at $99, or $199 for a 3-pack

Just because Google released a Nest WiFi router last year doesn’t mean it’s retiring the one it launched back in 2016. In fact, the tech giant has given the original Google WiFi router a refresh and a new price point for those looking to boost their…
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G Suite gets a rebrand, now called Google Workspace with some fancy new icons

You might be familiar with G Suite, Google’s brand of enterprise apps and services. They mirror the consumer versions of those apps for the most part, especially in the realm of Gmail and Google’s Office Suite. That’s not really changing, but G Suite is getting a rebrand. Going forward it’ll be known as Google Workspace. […]

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A decade in, Instagram is bigger than ever. So are its problems.

When Instagram first launched a decade ago, it was nothing like Facebook. The app, which began as a Foursquare-like check-in network, had one purpose: to make photo sharing easy (and make those pictures prettier in the process). It’s easy to forget n…
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What we’re buying: our WFH essentials

Plenty of Engadget staffers are already well-acquainted with working from home, but it took on a whole new meaning in 2020. Now, instead of an occasional perk, it became the new normal. So, some of us took the opportunity to make our WFH lives a litt…
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The Fossil Gen 5E smartwatches are slimmer (and cheaper)

Fossil has released several new smartwatches, detailing the Fossil Gen 5e devices powered by Google’s own Wear OS. These watches are a little more design and price focused, with slimmer designs and price tags that should be a little easier on your wallet. Fossil Gen 5e You might recognize these smartwatches as being very similar […]

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John McAfee arrested for tax evasion, charged by SEC for touting ICOs

Today the Justice Department announced that a 2016 US presidential candidate has been indicted for tax evasion. After John McAfee was arrested in Spain, the Tax Division unsealed an indictment from June 15th claiming that he failed to file tax return…
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Is the USB-C port on your Surface Duo cracking up?

Microsoft’s Surface Duo, the dual-screened device with cellular connectivity but without NFC, has been in the hands of consumers for a while now and there are reports that its USB-C port housing is perhaps not quite as robust as it could be. A number of Surface Duo owners on Reddit and Twitter are complaining that […]

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The Google Pixel 5 will sit through hold music for you

Hold music is probably one of the worst parts of most phone calls these days. You have to make an important phone call, but it’s really not convenient to wait for someone to pick up, especially when you don’t know if you’ll be there for 10 minutes or 45 minutes. Well, Google can’t fix the […]

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Facebook leak hints at its defense against a government-ordered breakup

Facebook is under intense regulatory pressure, and it appears to be bracing itself for the worst. The Wall Street Journal says it has obtained a document outlining Facebook’s defense if the government orders a breakup that would unload Instagram and…
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IndyCar delays hybrid racers to 2023

You’ll have to wait a while longer before IndyCar embraces eco-friendly racing. The AP reports that IndyCar has delayed the adoption of hybrid engines by roughly a year, to 2023, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The electric-assisted 2.4L twin-turbo V6…
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Grindr flaw allowed hijacking accounts with just an email address

A Grindr vulnerability allowed anyone who knows a user’s email address to easily reset their password and hijack their account. All a bad actor needed to do was type in a user’s email address in the password reset page and then pop open the dev tools…
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Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2 hinge isn’t as fragile as you’d think

The original Galaxy Fold was notoriously plagued with durability and quality control issues. The screen was easily broken, even if you weren’t rough with it, and there was some legitimate concern over the viability of folding phones if they were that fragile. Motorola’s flimsy RAZR reboot didn’t help. But according to a new torture test […]

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Flash Player goes away at the end of this year, and it’s taking FarmVille with it

FarmVille was one of the first big Facebook games that really solidified social media’s place in the gaming industry, and it left a huge impact on the market whether you were into it or not. Even if you weren’t playing it, I can guarantee you probably saw at least a few of those FarmVille requests […]

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[Deal] At just $40, Anker’s 8-in-1 USB-C Data Hub with Power Delivery and built-in Ethernet is down to its lowest ever price

If you are living the dongle life because your current laptop is low on ports thanks to its designer prioritizing form over function, Anker’s 8-in-1 Data Hub could be the all-in-one solution you need. Down to its lowest-ever price of $ 40 on Amazon, the Data Hub has everything you need to be the most productive […]

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US arrests two members of console hacking group Team Xecuter

Two members of Team Xecuter, a group that develops and sells devices that allow people to play pirated copies of games on their consoles, are in FBI custody. On Friday, the Department of Justice said Max Louarn, a 48-year-old French national, and Gar…
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Tesla delivered 139,300 vehicles last quarter, breaking its previous record

Tesla delivered more vehicles than it has in any quarter to date between July and September. In its Q3 vehicle delivery and production report, Tesla said it shipped 139,300 vehicles during those three months.That’s 45 percent more than the number of…
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The new Chromecast with Google TV doesn’t support Stadia yet, but it will in 2021

It’s a weird one for sure, but the new Chromecast with Google TV doesn’t actually support the Stadia cloud gaming service at launch. It’s something that, to tech bloggers at least, would be a no-brainer, but somehow it’s not officially supported. Yet. Google says that it plans to add official support for Stadia sometime during […]

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‘Super Mario Bros. 35’: Iconic platformer, so-so battle royale

There are plenty of Mario games that let you compete with other people. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Party and Mario Tennis Aces are just a few that you can pick up today for the Nintendo Switch. The original Super Mario Bros., though? Until now,…
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The Morning After: Google unveiled new Pixels, Chromecast and more

Thank you, Google, for keeping your remote press conference mercifully short and to the point. Oddly, the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G phones — don’t confuse them — were given equal weighting with a new, prettier Chromecast dongle (with remote) and a new…
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Twitter removed 130 Iran-linked accounts during last night’s debate

Twitter has removed 130 accounts that appeared to originate from Iran and were attempting to disrupt public conversation around the 2020 US Presidential debate. The social network’s Support account has revealed the deletion on the platform. It also p…
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Google announces the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G, keeps playing the value game

Google has announced the highly anticipated Pixel 5 today, plus a beefed up, 5G version of the Pixel 4a. If you’re looking for some new options that keep up the trend of value-oriented premium phones, these launches should get you pretty excited. Google Pixel 5 The high-end phone of 2020 from Google is breaking away […]

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The LG Wing goes up for pre-order from Verizon this week for $999

In a world where foldable smartphones are fast becoming a ‘thing’, LG’s Explorer Program has led it down a different path that has culminated in the Wing, a phone with a secondary display that swivels to produce a ‘T’ shape. Powered by the popular Snapdragon 765G processor with 5G connectivity and gimbal camera technology, Verizon […]

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Google Meet’s 60-minute limit on free calls won’t kick in until 2021

Google expanded Meet’s availability earlier this year to give more people access to the video chat service in the midst of coronavirus-related lockdowns. The tech giant didn’t just make it available to everyone with a Gmail account, though, it also m…
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T-Mobile is introducing the Motorola razr 5G on October 2 with a brilliant half price offer

T-Mobile, America’s Uncarrier, is introducing the Motorola razr 5G on October 2 with a tempting offers that could see customers receiving a 50% discount on the device. The Motorola razr 5G is an interesting device, combining iconic looks and design with modern Android smartphone software and hardware. The device is based around the mid-range Qualcomm […]

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Sonos sues Google for infringing on five more speaker patents

Just one day before Google's Pixel 5 reveal, Sonos has filed a new lawsuit against the search giant, alleging it has infringed five more patents. The patents cover technologies that form the basis of some of Sonos' best-known features, including its…
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NASA schedules the first Crew Dragon operational flight for Halloween

NASA and SpaceX have set a new launch date for Crew Dragon’s first crewed operational flight: October 31st. The SpaceX Crew-1 mission follows the company’s successful Demo—2 test flight, which flew astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the ISS. I…
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[Deal] Save at least $10 on Aukey’s Omnia 90W and 100W PD USB-C Wall Chargers

Are you on the hunt for a tiny USB-C wall charger that can charge smartphones and laptops without taking strain? Look no further than Aukey’s 90W and 100W Omnia USB-C wall chargers that are on promotion with savings of $ 10 and $ 11.40 respectively. Omnia 90W Wall Charger Features: High-Speed Charging: Offers 90W Power Delivery 3.0 […]

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Android 12 will make it easier to install apps from third-party stores

When Google releases Android 12 sometime next year, the company says it will make it easier for Android users to install new software through third-party app stores on their devices. Google said it's making the change in response to developer feedbac…
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[Deal] Save 20% when pre-ordering an ultra-thin Pixel 5 case from Totallee

Google is unveiling the Pixel 5 on September 30th but if you’ve taken a read of the leaks and rumors and are chomping at the bit to hit the purchase button, you may want to buy a case for it as well. Luckily, Totallee has already launched a couple of ultra-thin cases for the Pixel […]

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Amazon is shaking up the Echo family with new designs and more features

Amazon’s annual hardware event was this past week, and they showed off a few fancy new toys and redesigns to help further integrate Alexa into your life. The Echo lineup is getting revamped, and its digital assistant is smarter than ever. Let’s talk about what’s new. Amazon Echo 4th Gen Amazon Echo is probably the […]

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Avantree Aria Me review: Personalized and comfortable headphones for working from home

Tons of people are having to work from home these days, and that situation is inevitably going to need headphones and microphones in some circumstances. With that in mind, Avantree reached out to have us review the Avantree Aria Me headphones, which they’re touting as some of the best headphones for working from home. These […]

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OtterBox’s Ocity Sleeve for Microsoft’s Surface Duo is now available to pre-order

If Microsoft’s Bumper case for the Surface Duo with its sticky-tape adhesive doesn’t quite offer the level of protection you need, you may want to take a look at the new Ocity Sleeve from the well-known accessory maker, OtterBox. Now available to pre-order directly from Microsoft, the Ocity Sleeve is priced at $ 50. Made from […]

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Say hello to Amazon’s next-gen full-fat and Lite Fire TV Sticks and an Alexa-centric software update

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick had been allowed to quietly sell out in recent months and now the retailer has announced the launch of a successor as well as the debut of the Fire TV Stick Lite. Priced at $ 39.99 and $ 29.99 respectively, the two new Fire TV Sticks will be the first to feature an […]

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Hitting the Books: The invisible threat that every ISS astronaut fears

Despite starry-eyed promises by the likes of SpaceX and Blue Origin, only a handful of humans will actually experience existence outside of Earth’s atmosphere within our lifetime. The rest of us are stuck learning about life in space second hand but…
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Microsoft outlines recent Edge browser improvements

In a new post on the Microsoft Edge blog, the browser’s Principal PM Lead Kim Denny has outlined how the company made it faster and more efficient over the past few months. To help users perform their tasks as quickly as possible, the team rolled out…
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Amazon Luna is the latest cloud gaming service to launch

We’ve seen how Google, Microsoft, and Nvidia have launched cloud gaming services in the past 18 months with the company from Redmond seemingly having the leg up on its rivals with the recent launch of its Xbox Cloud Gaming service, or xCloud as it was known during its beta program. Well, another tech giant is […]

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The Nokia 8.3 5G and a couple of affordable handsets are official and coming to the US

After months of leaks and teasers, the Nokia 8.3 5G is finally official and coming to the US and Europe sporting the ever-popular Snapdragon 765G processor, quadruple rear cameras, 5G, and Android 10. Priced at $ 699 in the States and €649 in Europe for the 8GB/128GB variant, the Nokia 8.3 5G will launch in 6GB/64GB […]

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Google server problems took out Gmail and other services briefly

It feels unusual to see internet problems that aren’t related to someone trying to pre-order gaming equipment, but this evening users on the East and West coasts of the US experienced issues accessing Google services like Gmail, Google Docs, and even…
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iOS 14 update fixes a bug that reset your browser and mail defaults

One of the notable changes in iOS 14 is that it finally allowed users to set new default apps for their web browser and email. Chrome, Firefox, Gmail and others are already taking advantage of the setting, but after the update rolled out last week, m…
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British retailers reveal black and white 128GB Google Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 models

British retailers’ websites were showing listings for the 128GB Google Pixel 4a 5G last week, with one also showing the 128GB Google Pixel 5 – both available in black and white. The retailer websites – More Computers and BT – revealed the model numbers for those devices destined for the UK market. These are GA01986-UK […]

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OnePlus 8T is confirmed to feature ‘Ultra-Smooth’ 120Hz Fluid Display

The official launch is around 3 weeks away but that has never stopped OnePlus from starting the hype machine early, as we saw with the OnePlus Nord back in July. This time around, it’s the turn of the OnePlus 8T which is launching on its lonesome instead of a pair, and while that’s a little […]

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The Galaxy S20 FE is official and could be Samsung’s most desirable phone of 2020

After many, many leaks and rumors, Samsung has finally unveiled the Galaxy S20 FE, an affordable flagship that just might prove to be the best non-folding phone of 2020 for the Korean company. Coming in 4G and 5G variants which are powered by the Exynos 990 and Snapdragon 865 chipsets respectively, the Galaxy S20 FE […]

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[Deal] Save at least 20% on these Aukey accessories

With savings ranging from 20-50% on accessories such as USB-C Hubs, car mounts, power banks, and USB-C cables, there’s a whole lot of value on offer with today’s batch of deals from Aukey. All the deals are available from Amazon, with discount codes and/or applying coupons on the product listing page. Audio [35% OFF] AUKEY EP-B40P […]

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Android 11 TV released, along with privacy, performance improvements and new features

Android 11 TV is arriving on the Android TV platform, enabling many features showcased during Google’s #11weeksofsummer virtual event. The update to Android TV closely follows the release of Android 11 for phones and tablets. It includes the same core enhancements to performance and privacy, such as how the platform now supports allowing application permissions […]

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1Password team-up with Privacy.com lets you create burner cards

1Password has announced its partnership with Privacy.com, which is a service you can use to create virtual credit cards to make shopping online a lot safer. The team-up integrates Privacy.com’s capabilities into 1Password, giving you a way to generat…
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