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CuriosityStream is a video streaming service that offers a ton of on-demand series and documentaries for anyone looking to learn something new. There are over 2000 shows on the service covering science, nature, technology, and more, and it’s relatively cheap in the world of streaming services. We’re about to make it even cheaper, though. Stream […]

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Nike’s self-lacing Adapt BB shoes aren’t playing well with Android phones

How do you know you're living in the future? When your shoes have technical problems. Owners on Google Play and CNET report that Nike's Android companion app for the self-lacing Adapt BB has some teething troubles, most notably a buggy firmware updat…
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LIVE TOMORROW: Tune into the BRIT Awards 2019, featuring George Ezra, Dua Lipa and Jorja Smith on YouTube

It’s that time of year again. With awards season in full swing, one of the most anticipated musical celebrations of the year has arrived: The BRITs. Known for its memorable performances such as Stormzy’s “Blinded By Your Grace Pt 2” in the rain and Liam Gallagher’s moving tribute to Manchester—plus top pop culture moments (Ginger Spice’s iconic Union Jack dress, anyone?)—the BRIT Awards are a celebration of UK musical talent on a global stage. And this year for the first time, YouTube Music is the Official Music App of the 2019 Awards and will provide one-of-a-kind access to the show for fans around the world.

For the sixth consecutive year, for those outside the UK, YouTube is letting you in on the action with a livestream of the show from the O2 Arena in London. Just tune in at youtube.com/BRITs on your favorite screen—whether that’s your mobile, tablet or TV—tomorrow, February 20 at 11:30 a.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. GMT. Following the show, no matter your location, you can watch and rewatch the performances on YouTube Music.

Adding to tomorrow’s excitement, YouTube star and global sensation, Todrick Hall, who has 2.9 million subscribers, will present the YouTube Livestream, giving people outside the UK incredible behind-the-scenes access from the show, while providing a front row seat to the drama, gossip, and artist interactions. Vick Hope will join Hall as co-host; and once the show is over, they will continue broadcasting an everyone’s-invited Official After Party on YouTube, recapping the biggest moments from the night.

This year, nominated stars like George Ezra, Dua Lipa, The 1975, Little Mix and Jorja Smith—who either got their start on YouTube, launched albums on the platform, or have used it to grow their fanbases to a global level—are set to perform. Be sure to tune in to see their show-stopping, on-stage renditions of their beloved hits.

For the second year running, comedian Jack Whitehall will be bringing his brilliant jokes and outrageous capers as the event’s host to make the night one you’ll never forget. After all, what could be better than a mix of top-rated musical talent and hilarious antics to make for an unforgettable night?

And as a special treat for Londoners who didn’t score tickets to the O2: select winners from the night will be projected gloriously onto County Hall and Old Billingsgate to make for a magical, one-of-a-kind YouTube Music moment atop the Thames. There will also be a chance to see your favorite nominees and winners celebrated on billboards throughout the country, and YouTube adverts showcasing the official BRITs content on the YouTube Music App.

Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive of BPI & BRIT Awards said, “The BRIT Awards is the most spectacular night in music, showcasing the exceptional talent of a diverse range of British artists at home and around the world. We have seen tremendous growth in the digital and social reach of the BRITs, and partnering with YouTube once again for our live stream of the show enables us to introduce British music to a global audience that is growing all the time.”

And in case you missed it, after the show you’ll find performances from the artists on a special, exclusive YouTube Music BRITs playlist. But for those who want to enjoy the BRIT Awards LIVE—don’t forget to tune in at youtube.com/BRITs on February 20 at 11:30 a.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. GMT.

—The YouTube Music Team


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Samsung changes Galaxy Apps to Galaxy Store, sprinkles some One UI design in

RIP Galaxy Apps. You’ll be remembered by someone, somewhere. At least one person, probably. The app itself isn’t really going anywhere, but Samsung is changing it up ahead of its Galaxy S10 announcement tomorrow. Galaxy Apps will become Galaxy Store, and it’s getting a OneUI redesign to better match the rest of Samsung’s app suite. […]

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Introducing our new strikes system

We’re updating the way we give Community Guidelines strikes to be more transparent and consistent. Based on feedback from creators, we’re giving everyone new opportunities and better resources to understand our Community Guidelines. We’re also revamping our notifications and to give more transparency into why a strike happened, and introducing a consistent penalty across strike types.

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Emotional LED lighting cover for the Galaxy S10e leaks, shows Samsung still likes weird accessories

Samsung is no stranger to weird devices and accessories, especially with their flagship phones, and that trend’s continuing with the Galaxy S10 this week. A case for the entry-level Galaxy S10e has leaked ahead of the actual announcement, since we’ve completely run out of phone specs to talk about at this point. The leaked case […]

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Unlocked Galaxy S9 and S9+ finally receiving Pie-based OneUI

Over a month after Samsung began the stable rollout of their refreshed, Android Pie-based One UI software to carrier-locked S9 and S9+ devices, the update is now finally showing up for the unlocked variants in the US and elsewhere also. Samsung announced that their Android Pie-based updates would feature a redesign in early November with a […]

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Researchers blame YouTube for the rise in Flat Earthers

Despite steps taken to counteract problematic material YouTube is still a hotbed of hoaxes and fake news — a problem that's become so prevalent the site recently announced it is changing its AI in a bid to improve matters. But now the scope of the p…
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NBA smart jersey switches your player allegiances on the fly

Sports jerseys are big commitments for fans — you're betting that your favorite player won't switch teams, take a nose dive or otherwise prove embarrassing. In the future, though, you might just have to pull out your phone to change allegiances. N…
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Samsung accidentally reveals all of their 2019 wearables in their own app

We already know everything there is to know about the Galaxy S10, but Samsung apparently has some wearables behind the curtain to show us at Unpacked 2019. At least, they did have some surprises left, but Samsung’s own Gear Wearable app has accidentally revealed all of that stuff early. Samsung has to be doing this […]

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Latest SwiftKey Beta adjusts navigation bar color to match your keyboard

The latest SwiftKey Beta is now rolling out to the Google Play Store, and it’s bringing a feature that’s going to please a ton of customization enthusiasts. Microsoft has been working to keep SwiftKey as a good alternative keyboard to someone that maybe just isn’t happy with their default keyboard or Gboard, and they’ve done […]

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Google’s AR tools make it easier for apps to apply face filters

Augmented reality experiences are still in their relative infancy, but because Android runs on so many devices, it can't always assume they'll have dedicated hardware to create extra effects. While Apple is already pushing ahead with AR and packed an…
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[TA Deals] Save 96% on the AWS Certified Architect Developer Bundle 2019

Amazon Web Services, or AWS for short, is a crucial backbone to the internet right now. Whether you’re developing websites, apps, or other services, there’s a good chance you’re going to need to be familiar with AWS to do your job well. The good news is that we’re here to make that easier with a […]

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The Morning After: Amazon drops ‘LotR’ hints

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! We're closing things out with a teaser from Amazon, as well as a preview of Samsung's big Galaxy S10 reveal. Some of the highlights from last week include a Zelda remake and our review o…
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PowerUp Toys is motorizing more paper vehicles

PowerUp Toys, the makers of a smartphone-controlled paper airplane kit, is at Toy Fair 2019 with three new gizmos to occupy your free time. The company has an updated version of its popular plane kit with dual propellers, a new motorization kit that…
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Samsung’s own app reveals its upcoming wearables

An update Samsung has rolled out to its Galaxy Wearable app has confirmed that the tech giant truly is working on a new pair of wireless earbuds and a sports-focused smartwatch. Those devices were the subject of some images and information that leake…
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EU aims to curb big tech’s dominance in business listings

The European Union is going to impose new rules on big tech to stop them playing dirty with each other across the continent. Companies that sell products online, or index retail listings, will have to be transparent about how they deal with rivals an…
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‘Silksong’ is a full-blown sequel to ‘Hollow Knight’

Hollow Knight was kind of a sleeper hit, at least around these parts. It goes without saying that if we'd given it the appropriate attention, the Kickstarter-funded title would've made our game of the year list when it first came to PC in 2017. Eithe…
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Canon’s next full-frame mirrorless camera is the EOS RP

Well, it looks like the recent rumors were spot on: Canon is getting ready to launch a compact version of its EOS R camera. And here it is. Meet the EOS RP, a full-frame mirrorless shooter that costs a reasonable $ 1,299 (body-only). For those of you…
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‘Astral Chain’ brings Platinum-flavored action to Switch this August

Astral Chain is the latest neon-infused, over-the-top action title from Platinum Games, and it's due to hit the Nintendo Switch on August 30th. Platinum is best known for developing the Bayonetta series and 2017's acclaimed RPG Nier: Automata. It's a…
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DJI updates geofencing system in Europe after Gatwick airport scare

Drone manufacturer DJI announced today that it is updating the geofencing system it uses in Europe to prevent drone pilots from flying the unmanned aircraft in places where they don't belong. The updated Geospatial Environment Online (GEO) 2.0 system…
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The Morning After: IBM’s AI debate team

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to the middle! Games-maker Activision Blizzard had its best year yet — but it's laying off hundreds of employees. IBM's AI failed to beat a human debating champion, and Niantic is turning Pokémon…
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500px reveals 2018 breach that exposed user data

Photo-sharing platform 500px has revealed that it suffered a security breach that exposed its users' data and profile information. While the company's engineers have only just discovered the unauthorized entry, it actually happened way back on July 5…
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Google Pixel is the fastest growing smartphone brand in the US

The Google Pixel line has never really been able to compete with heavy hitters from Samsung and Apple as far as raw sales numbers are concerned, but it does look like Google’s flagship phone efforts have paid off in other ways. A new report claims that while the Pixel still has a long way to […]

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Sprint brings a lawsuit to stop AT&T’s fake 5GE branding

AT&T has managed to be the sleaziest company in early 2019 by rolling out “updates” to a couple of their phones that change the network indicators to show that they’re using the carrier’s brand new 5G network. The only problem is that those phones that received updates aren’t 5G compatible, and the network they’re connecting […]

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AI-guided material changes could lead to diamond CPUs

Scientists know that you can dramatically alter a crystalline material's properties by applying a bit of strain to it, but finding the right strain is another matter when there are virtually limitless possibilities. There may a straightforward solut…
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Amazon’s latest massive purchase is the mesh network company Eero

Eero was one of the first companies to dive into mesh networking, and they’ve consistently delivered some killer products. But like all tech companies and startups, the main goal for these smaller players is to eventually get scooped up by a bigger fish, and that’s where Eero is going next. Amazon has announced that they’ll […]

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Check out Samsung’s Galaxy S10+ promo banner before the official announcement

By now you probably know what the Galaxy S10+ will look like. We know there’s a fingerprint scanner under the screen, a hole punch in the display for the front-facing camera, and Samsung’s signature curved Infinity Display. This is a highly anticipated phone and Samsung hasn’t done a great job of hiding things away. But […]

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OnePlus will show a 5G prototype at Mobile World Congress

OnePlus is finally ready to show off 5G hardware after months of talking about it. The phone maker will have a presence at Qualcomm's booth during Mobile World Congress (February 25th through February 28th), and it plans to feature a 5G "prototype."…
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US set to ban Chinese telecom equipment for US carriers

Tensions are extremely high between companies like Huawei and ZTE and the US government, especially after a string of arrests and investigations against Huawei. One of the conditions for T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger from a key US government department is that they can’t use Huawei network equipment, for example. That looks like it’s going to […]

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[Download] This is the first wallpaper from the Samsung Galaxy S10

With just eleven days to go until Samsung takes the wraps off of its new flagship, the Galaxy S10, during an Unpacked event in San Francisco on February 20th, the steady rate of leaks show no sign of stopping. Today’s leak brings us the first Galaxy S10 wallpaper, and you can download it after the […]

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Texas bill would make it illegal to throttle data in disaster areas

The revelation that Verizon (Engadget's parent company) throttled California firefighters' data is prompting new legislation… in Texas. State Representative Bobby Guerra has submitted a bill that would make it illegal for wireless carriers to "imp…
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Our readers review the Apple Watch Series 4

Two months after our review of the Apple Watch Series 4 was published, we asked our readers to leave their critique of the device on its product page in our buyer's guide. Almost 30 readers participated, detailing their long-term experiences with App…
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Chrome OS update expands Google Assistant and Android Pie support

Google has moved the latest version of its Chrome OS from beta to release status, and with the arrival of version 72 there are changes you'll notice — if you're using the right kind of device. One of the biggest adjustments is its native integration…
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Leaked case renders reveal Huawei P30 and P30 Pro designs

While it’s thought that Huawei will show off its foldable smartphone at MWC 2019 that may also feature 5G connectivity, the Chinese handset maker is also gearing up to launch its successors to last year’s impressive P20 and P20 Pro. Case maker, Spigen, would appear to have let the proverbial cat out of the bag […]

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Nikola will unveil electric versions of two semi-trucks in April

Nikola seems to have cracked the nut on how to build fully electric semi-trucks. It revealed its Nikola Two and Nikola Tre will be available in electric configurations as well as hydrogen. Nikola does plan to keep working on hydrogen trucks, so it's…
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Childish Gambino dances his way onto Pixel cameras

Coachella headliner Childish Gambino is down to dance with anyone, anywhere at any time. Kind of. From today, an interactive Playmoji (i.e. an AR sticker) based on him is available in Google Pixel's Playground mode, which is built into the camera.
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Motorola announces the entire new Moto G7 lineup for 2019

The Moto G7 family has been pretty heavily leaked over the past few weeks, but today Motorola has officially announced the devices, clearing up any questions you might still have. Yes, there are notches everywhere, but overall the lineup looks pretty strong for 2019. All the devices are launching with Android Pie, too, and that’s […]

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Woody Allen sues Amazon for backing out of film deals

Woody Allen filed a $ 68 million lawsuit against Amazon Studios today. The suit, filed with the Southern District Court of New York, claims Amazon backed out of a multi-film agreement with the controversial director over what Allen calls a "25-year-ol…
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[TA Deals] Pick up a discount on the Complete Full Stack Web Development bundle (95% off)

Interested in full stack web development? Talk Android Deals is bundling up some courses that will take you on a master class towards that goal. It covers a ton of information from beginner web development to more specific programming languages.  There are some courses on real world projects, JavaScript, Angular and Spring, and a few […]

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Essential brings Newton mail app back from the dead, still costs $50 per year

2019 is gearing up to be a pretty weird year, and Essential is here to help. After purchasing CloudMagic a few months ago for some reason, the phone maker has revived CloudMagic’s failing email app, Newton, after the company shut down the app in September. They’ve changed basically nothing, they’re still charging a ton of money […]

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Google launches two new apps for users with hearing challenges

This week Google released two new apps to the Play Store that are intended to help users who are challenged with hearing issues. The apps – Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier – were designed to help people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing by increasing the level of autonomy they can maintain in their lives while […]

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US senators propose new bill to keep ZTE on a leash

Last year, the US Senate abandoned its attempts to block the President's deal with ZTE that effectively ended trade sanctions against the Chinese firm. That doesn't mean American lawmakers stopped keeping a close eye on the company, though. A group o…
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Leaked image shows Samsung may have dropped the rotating bezel from the Galaxy Sport

As we edge closer to Samsung unveiling the Galaxy S10 in San Francisco on February 20th, a leaked image of what could be the Galaxy Sport/Active has smartwatch has appeared wherein it appears that the electronics giant has ditched an everpresent feature. It seems that the rotating bezel, a mainstay design element of previous Samsung smartwatches, […]

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OnePlus invites community members to participate in the Product Manager Challenge

OnePlus has a good reputation for being a company that invites community input and involvement in the process of making improvements to their products, including their OxygenOS operating system. For the next couple months they are stepping things up a bit with a contest dubbed the Product Manager Challenge to try to identify features that […]

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State of the Union 2019: Live on YouTube

Key moments throughout U.S. presidential history have been captured on YouTube, from visiting American troops and celebrating life’s achievements, to taking the oath of office and hosting world leaders. As President Trump begins his third year in office, this tradition continues.

As we have done since 2010, YouTube will live stream the President’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 5 at 9 p.m. ET, as well as the response. This year, you can tune in to live streams in both English and Spanish. Here are the channels where you can follow the coverage:

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Samsung looks to the past with this Galaxy S10 teaser video

With just over two weeks to go until Samsung officially unveils its Galaxy S10 smartphones to the public on February 20th at an Unpacked event in San Francisco, the Korean electronics giant has posted a teaser video on its YouTube channel. The Galaxy S10 will be the tenth iteration of the Galaxy S series of […]

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OnePlus digs at Apple after OnePlus 6 is named India’s #1 premium smartphone

OnePlus typically does extremely well in more competitive and emerging markets, and they know it. After recently being announced as India’s #1 premium smartphone, the company took to social media to put Apple on blast about it. As you can see in the image above, OnePlus’s social media team took a clear dig at Apple, […]

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