J.J. Abrams will turn Stephen King’s ‘Lisey’s Story’ into an Apple TV+ series

Apple promised us ad-free original shows when its TV service debuts this fall, and one of them will apparently be the Stephen King novel Lisey's Story. According to Hollywood Reporter, Apple has ordered an eight-episode series to be written by King h…
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Snapchat’s new Android app is better, but imperfect

Snapchat may soon get better for Android users, but that day is not today. On Monday, Snap teased its long-awaited Android redesign, something that should delight its frustrated users. But while the company is making changes, they're not all quite re…
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IKEA’s Sonos-powered lamp and bookshelf are speakers in disguise

After enough teasing, IKEA saved the full reveal for Italy's premier design show, Salone del Mobile, unveiling not only the $ 99 SYMFONISK bookshelf with WiFi speaker but also what the furniture maker calls its "loudest table lamp ever" — yep, an on-…
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Grab a free latte, taco, and discounted Hellboy tickets from T-Mobile Tuesday next week

Free and discounted goodies should never be scoffed at, even if you pay a monthly subscription for the privilege. If you are signed up to the magenta uncarrier then you have access to the T-Mobile Tuesdays rewards program where you can grab a medium latte from Dunkin Donuts and a taco from Taco Bell on […]

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New York’s first attempt at recognizing drivers’ faces has failed

New York's bid to identify road-going terrorists with facial recognition isn't going very smoothly so far. The Wall Street Journal has obtained a Metropolitan Transportation Authority email showing that a 2018 technology test on New York City's Robe…
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Twitter’s bans ahead of Israeli election include an odd religious sect

Twitter has been cracking down on suspicious accounts ahead of Israel's election on April 9th, but there's been plenty of mystery surrounding how it has taken action. A BuzzFeed News source claims that Twitter has suspended about 600 accounts engagin…
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The best mini desktop PCs

By Thorin Klosowski This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full mini desktop PCs guide here. I…
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Android Auto now works with Google Voice (sort of)

Android Auto is designed to minimize your distractions while driving, and it blocks a good chunk of notifications from your phone, excluding notifications from whitelisted apps. That whitelist is a pretty short list, and usually just covers things like SMS messages, navigation alerts, and other similar notifications relevant to driving. Google Voice was not included […]

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Awful Motorola One P40 Play renders fully leaked

Lenovo is looking to continue last year’s underwhelming new Motorola One (P30) mobile line, and the first has just been leaked in all its… glory? Motorola has been a known medium in the mid-range since they launched their successful line of ‘Moto G‘ phones back in 2013 when they still worked under Google, and featured […]

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UK investigates Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony over game service practices

Do you feel that game console giants hold you over a barrel by making you subscribe to a service to play online? You might have an ally in your corner. The UK's Competition and Markets Authority is investigating Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony to see…
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Is the Pixel Watch really real and launching this year??

We’ve heard plenty of rumours for a Google Pixel Watch dating back well into last year, however newly uncovered patents suggest the new wearable could actually exist and be launching this year. Ever since Google announced Android Wear way back in 2014 there have been murmurs of the company releasing their own exemplary smartwatch, however […]

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Get an up-close look at SpaceX’s latest Starhopper test

Now that SpaceX started test firings and short "hop" tests on the launch pad at its Boca Chica, Texas site, it's apparently comfortable enough to show off the results. Tonight Elon Musk — apparently unbothered by an internal investigation or ongoing…
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Amazon signs nine-figure deal with ‘Westworld’ creators

Amazon has inked a massive deal with Westworld's showrunners to create original shows that could make Prime Video more enticing to potential subscribers. According to Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter, the tech giant has closed a low-to-mid nine-fi…
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Judge orders Elon Musk and the SEC to settle Tesla tweet dispute

Tesla chief Elon Musk told reporters outside the Manhattan Federal Courthouse that he was "very happy" over the outcome of the SEC's latest complaint against him. The commission sought to hold him in contempt for violating their previous settlement o…
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Samsung sees its Q1 profit drop 60 percent from last year’s record

Samsung just released guidance for its Q1 2019 earnings report, and estimates an operating profit of 6.2 trillion won (about $ 5.5 billion), which is less than half of the $ 14.4 billion profit it recorded in the same period last year. Samsung had issu…
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Google adding call screening to Android One phones

In another win for Android One devices, specifically those from Lenovo Moto and Nokia for now, they are now receiving Google‘s Call Screen feature for combating telemarketers. As a selling point Google reserved for their Pixel phones since its release six months ago, the company introduced the imaginatively named ‘Call Screen’ as a Google Assistant […]

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Totallee case for Galaxy S10 review: Sleek case for a sleek phone

  When you’re rocking a brand new $ 1000 phone, you generally want some kind of protection on it. On the other hand, you spend all that money and buy this super sleek, well-designed piece of tech, and it really sucks to put a giant case on it and cover up all of that engineering and […]

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Australia’s new law threatens social media companies with jail, fines

Australia's controversial bill that seeks to punish social networks and any other hosting service for failing to remove violent content from their platforms is now a law. The country's politicians drafted the Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material bil…
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It’s taken 11 months but the Google Assistant can finally talk like John Legend

With Google I/O 2019 a little over a month away, it’s time to reflect back on a feature that was first promised at I/O 2018, which was the promise that the Google Assistant would soon be able to answer your requests using John Legend’s voice. Fast forward to April 2019 and John Legend’s voice is […]

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New Android Q beta adds reworked gestures and a foldable emulator

Just a few weeks after Google released the initial beta for Android Q, the company is offering its first update. Android Q beta 2 arrives today, along with an updated SDK for developers. The preview of the upcoming operating system shows off Google's…
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CBS All Access bids for ‘One Day at a Time’ after Netflix cancellation

CBS All Access is showing serious interest in keeping One Day at a Time alive. According to Vulture, the streaming service has sent Sony an official bid for the sitcom to pick up where Netflix left off and keep it going for at least one more season….
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Spark Email launches on Android just in time to replace Google Inbox

Google Inbox is dead, and if you were one of the users to get prematurely forced out of the service, you might still be searching for a replacement. There are a ton of suitable email clients on Android, including Gmail itself, but you might be itching for something a little more powerful than Gmail. Spark […]

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Nokia launches weird X71 (8.1 Plus) in China

Following their flurry of devices released since CES 2019, Nokia has launched a new premium mid-ranger which offers an improved design but lesser processor than its smaller sibling. Leaks of Nokia’s upgrade premium mid-ranger first appeared a few months ago, and finally now the company has gone live with the device; the Chinese variant anyway; […]

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NASA says satellite that India shot down may threaten the ISS

NASA chief Jim Bridenstine called India's destruction of one of its satellites a "terrible, terrible thing" that could endanger astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Addressing employees, he said a missile that shot down a satellit…
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[Guide] Ten WhatsApp tricks that you need to know

Keeping in touch with friends and loved ones has never been easier thanks to the range of messaging services available today, with WhatsApp proving to be the most common choice the world over. There are some negative aspects to being so easily accessible, though, and whether the messaging app is using too much data or […]

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Samsung’s 5G Galaxy S10 debuts in South Korea first on April 5th

Samsung's 5G phone will be available for sale in South Korea on April 5th. The launch of the S10 5G comes ahead of South Korea finalizing plans to become the first country to roll-out 5G nationwide. Samsung's phone will likely recruit an onslaught o…
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Android TV keeps growing, even without any mainstream boxes you can buy

Android TV has been been doing extremely well for Google, but if you looked at the current landscape of Android TV boxes, you’d never guess it. The NVIDIA Shield is an easy favorite, and Xiaomi offers their own Mi Box S as a cheaper alternative that’s still capable of 4k playback. That’s pretty much it, […]

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Care.com pulls nearly 47,000 daycare listings following report

Care.com is considered the go-to site for caregivers in the US, but it just faced a serious shakeup. The company has confirmed that it took down 46,594 daycare center listings (45 percent of the listings in its database) after a Wall Street Journal…
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Google Maps adds a city-themed ‘Snake’ game

Google has a habit of introducing goodies on April Fools that last long after the gags are over, and that isn't changing for 2019. The company has added a Snake game to Google Maps that lets you play the classic title themed around major cities. You'…
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After Math: It’s big ball chunky time

Baseball season is the best season, regardless of what summer tells you. So take a cue from the MLB's Korea marketing team, grab your glove and get ready for 162 games, that's 486 hours, of Great American Pastime. Of course, not everybody is into spo…
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‘Driveclub’ online features shut down March 31st, 2020

Driveclub has struggled despite its early hype and eventual refinement, and now Sony is ready to end its troubled saga. The company has announced that the servers for Driveclub, Driveclub VR and Driveclub Bikes will all shut down just before midnigh…
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Elder Scrolls Blades early access preview: it’s pretty good

Bethesda finally launched their new mobile Elder Scrolls game yesterday in ‘early access’ to an expanding list of players and it’s decent fun but nothing mind-blowing. Bethesda released their first mobile game, Fallout Shelter, back at their E3 2015 conference to widespread acclaim for its fun and simple gameplay and fair micro-transaction scheme. The company […]

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Sega will still release ‘Judgment’ worldwide despite actor’s arrest

Sega isn't stopping the international release of Judgment despite halting Japanese sales over a voice actor's arrest for cocaine use. The company has confirmed that Ryu Ga Gotoku's PS4 legal drama is still coming to the West (including the US and UK…
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Leaked emails show Facebook is still struggling to tackle hate speech

On the same day that Facebook announced it was banning white nationalism from its platforms, journalists obtained a lengthy email chain involving Instagram's content moderators, highlighting their struggle to crack down on anti-Semitism.
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NASA proves its space helicopter can fly on Mars

The scientists working on NASA's Mars helicopter project are done building the actual 4-pound vehicle that's blasting off to the red planet with the Mars 2020 rover. But they can't just strap the helicopter to its bigger companion's belly and call it…
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Google I/O event hints at dark mode and new navigation features in Android Q

We’re fully expecting some new Android Q news out of Google I/O later this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take an early look at some features ahead of time. A developer event at I/O, for example, seems to strongly hint at a system-wide dark theme for Android Q, even without Google officially saying […]

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Sony is trying to avoid turning into the next HTC

Sony is easily one of the most prestigious electronics companies in the world, but that hasn’t ever really helped their mobile division out. Their smartphones, while good, struggle with marketing and competitive pricing, and just never seem to have that “it” factor to compete with heavy hitters from Samsung and Apple. Sony doesn’t really have […]

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Samsung will drop all of the buttons on the Galaxy Note 10

Samsung is trying to make 2019 a shake-up year with their design department, and after the warm reception to the Galaxy S10, that’s started off well. We’re all looking towards the Galaxy Note 10 this year to see what else Samsung has cooked up, and it looks like they might be dropping buttons from this […]

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Huawei P30 and P30 Pro Specifications – What’s the difference?

Huawei launched its new P30 and P30 Pro flagship smartphones in Paris, complete with a boost in photography abilities, the powerful Kirin 980 processor, and OLED displays with a Dewdrop cutout. As with the P20 Pro from 2018, the P30 and P30 Pro launched with some snazzy color schemes such as Amber Sunrise and Breathing […]

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The Air Force is exploring AI-powered autonomous drones

The Air Force wants to see if AI-powered autonomous drones can help human pilots better perform their mission. In a press release, the Air Force said it was seeking input from the tech industry in a new AI initiative for autonomous drones it calls Sk…
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FTC shuts down four major robocall operations

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced today that it shut down four separate robocall operations responsible for placing billions of illegal robocalls. The four organizations responsible for the calls agreed to settlements with the agency. U…
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Huawei’s P30 Pro is announced with a set of excellent cameras and a tiny notch

Huawei has finally announced the often-rumored P30 and P30 Pro, and it’s looking to be one of the most impressive smartphone cameras of the year. That’s true for the Pro, at least, although if you’re looking for something moderately high-end without spending an absolute ton of money, the regular P30 still looks great. Signature Huawei […]

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‘Anthem’ patch taps into NVIDIA’s AI-powered antialiasing

A patch to Anthem released on Tuesday that will allow for faster performance as well as some added features. The update includes NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) and NVIDIA Highlights. The game developer claims that Anthem players will see…
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Silk Galaxy S10 Wallet Slayer case review: nix your wallet, pick up some features

New phone, new cases. The Galaxy S10 is easily one of the most popular Android phones on the planet, which means everyone’s releasing their cases and accessories for it. We’ve already looked at some, and next on the list is Silk’s Wallet Slayer, available in a couple different patterns and for all three Galaxy S10 […]

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Take a look inside our YouTube House

It’s morning here at the YouTube House in New York City, and we’re getting ready for a packed day inside our first-ever experiential house.

It’s a pop-up, and since we know most of you are tuning in from far away, we wanted to give you a behind-the-scenes tour of our temporary digs. In the video below, you’ll see how YouTube isn’t just a place for watching random videos, but a community where people congregate for music, fitness, food, culture, and so much more.

See if you can spot some guest appearances from The Fitness Marshall and Laura in the Kitchen, too!

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