LG can’t break bad habits as the LG G7 suffers from bootloop issues

If you used an older LG smartphone (think back to the G3 or G4) you might have run into an issue with the phones getting stuck in a constant bootloop. The issue was pretty widespread, and we even tried to fix a broken G3 by baking it in the oven once, so it even affected […]

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[TA Deals] Kickstart your game development career with the School of Game Design bundle!

Want to start a career in game development, or just looking for a new hobby? Sound interesting but you don’t know where to start? Fortunately for you, Talk Android Deals is running a promotion on the School of Game Design bundle that will help jump off your development skills and have you making full games […]

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Verizon and Samsung tease a 5G smartphone for the first half of 2019

Verizon and Samsung have announced that they’ll be collaborating on a 5G smartphone for Big Red’s network in the first half of 2019, which will most likely be the second 5G capable device on their network behind the Moto Z3. You won’t have to wait until next year to see it, though, as both companies […]

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YouTube Stories are live for creators with 10K+ subscribers

We’ve seen stories on social media outlets such as Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, and SnapChat, and now its the turn of YouTube to launch its own variation. Having been available only to a selected group of channels over the past year, any YouTube channel with more than ten thousand subscribers can now post stories.  This means […]

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OnePlus 6T review: Flagship phone, flagship price

OnePlus has gotten in the habit of releasing two phones each year with an iterative T model update that tries to perfect that year’s formula. This year we’re getting the OnePlus 6T that not only refines the notched design of the OnePlus 6 but also brings an in-display fingerprint scanner to the masses. And, as […]

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Apple may release AirPods with wireless charging in early 2019

When Apple effectively scrubbed all mention of its AirPower wireless charging mat when it didn't show up a year after its unveiling, that raised a question: would the wireless charging case for AirPods meet a similar fate? Not necessarily. Historic…
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‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ continues April 5th

You won't have to wait long if you're craving another fix of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Netflix has confirmed that Part 2 of the teenage witch saga will arrive on April 5th. The accompanying teaser doesn't say a whole lot about what's coming n…
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Amazon’s 12 Days of Deals promotion starts December 2nd

With the craziness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday out of the way, you’ll no doubt be excited to learn that Amazon contrived to come up with yet another way to separate you from your hard-earned money. The online retailer has unveiled its 12 Days of Deals promotion that predictably runs for twelve days starting December […]

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Arlo announces an upgraded 4K wireless security camera

Arlo has announced a new, upgraded version of their wireless security cameras, and this time they’re adding 4K recording to the gadget. In addition to still being totally wire-free, you’ll get the resolution bump plus HDR capability. All of these new features will still deliver the same highly rated Arlo experience that makes them so […]

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Get ready for Amazon Music on Android TV

Just as we hear that Apple Music is coming to Amazon's Echo platform, Android Police points out that Amazon Music is preparing an app for Android TV. The app recently made its debut on Xbox One also, so it appears Amazon is making an effort to reach…
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Rumor claims Google Hangouts will shut down in 2020

Stop us if you've heard this one before: there's a report that Google is considering either launching or shutting down a messaging app. 9to5Google said that based on a "source familiar with the product's internal roadmap," Google Hangouts as a consum…
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Windows 10 may soon tell you which apps are using your microphone

Microsoft is testing some privacy and notification features in its latest Windows 10 Insider preview for Fast Ring users. A previous build added an icon to the notification area that tells you when your microphone is in use, and the newest update wil…
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Lawmakers still want details from Amazon on its facial recognition tech

In July, three members of Congress — Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), Representative Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) and Representative Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) — sent Amazon and CEO Jeff Bezos a letter requesting information about the company's facial recogni…
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Toyota untethers its T-HR3 humanoid robot thanks to 5G

Toyota just brought your dreams of an Avatar-like proxy one step closer to reality. Teaming with NTT Docomo, it remotely controlled its T-HR3 humanoid robot over a 5G network from a distance of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles). So far the bot, first unveile…
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Netflix and Disney cancel ‘Daredevil’ too

Last month Netflix announced two of the "Defenders" series it produces with Marvel and Netflix had come to an end, and now it's pulling the plug on Daredevil too. Season three debuted just a few weeks ago starring Charlie Cox as the blind hero protec…
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AI faithfully recreates paintings with the help of 3D printing

It's easy to get a basic reproduction of a painting, but getting a truly accurate copy is harder than you think. Modern 2D printers typically only have four inks to work with, which simply won't do if you're trying to mimic a classic. Researchers at…
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Facebook tests the ability to block certain words on your wall

If you're looking to keep certain content from ever appearing on your Facebook wall, there might be a feature in the pipeline for you. Computer science student Jane Manchun Wong discovered code on Facebook that appears to show the company is testing…
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The offbeat stuff from our holiday gift guide

You could always buy someone in your life headphones, a fitness tracker or a camera as a gift this holiday season. But if you're shopping for the sort of early adopter who likely already has everything, your gifting assignment suddenly got a little m…
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The Morning After: Netflix’s ‘Cowboy Bebop’ remake

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Good morning! Even more good news for anime fans with a Netflix sub. This time, it's Cowboy Bebop. There's also plenty of reports from the LA Auto Show, and a ketogenic-diet breath analyzer… that looks like a…
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YouTube launches student plans for YouTube Music and YouTube Premium just in time for winter break

Today, we’re introducing new student plans for YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, giving eligible university and college students discounted access to a world of music, original series and movies —  all ad-free and at a wallet-friendly price.

Looking for some classical music to concentrate while studying for finals or a crowd-pleaser playlist for that end-of-semester party? Need a great binge-worthy series for winter break like Cobra Kai or Origin? Could you use a physics boost from astrophysicist and former MIT professor Walter Lewin? We’ve got you covered!

Earlier this year, we introduced the new YouTube Music and YouTube Premium subscription plans to help users get more from their YouTube experience. YouTube Music is a new music streaming service with official albums, playlists and singles, as well as a vast catalog of music videos, remixes, live performances, covers and more  all with ad-free, background and offline access. YouTube Premium extends that ad-free experience across all of YouTube, and includes access to YouTube Originals.

Student plans are available for YouTube Music Premium for $ 4.99 and YouTube Premium for $ 6.99. Students who sign up by 1/31/19 can lock in YouTube Premium at a special rate of just $ 5.99.

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Sprint and HTC will release a 5G hotspot in 2019

Sprint isn't pinning all its 5G hopes on a single LG smartphone. The carrier has announced plans to release an HTC-made 5G "mobile smart hub" sometime in the first half of 2019. The two are saying precious little about the hotspot device, but it'll…
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Netflix will take on Roald Dahl classics like ‘The BFG’ and ‘Matilda’

Roald Dahl's stories are headed to Netflix, as the company just announced a major deal with The Roald Dahl Story Company. A number of the author's beloved stories, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and The BFG, are part of Netflix'…
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Uber fined £385,000 in the UK for 2016 cyber-attack

Uber has been fined £385,000 ($ 491,000) by the UK's privacy watchdog for "failing to protect" the personal info of around 2.7 million UK users during a cyber attack in 2016. The figure isn't far off from the maximum penalty of £500,000 ($ …
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NASA’s Insight lander delivers its first clear photo from Mars

Earlier today the Insight lander successfully touched down on Mars, and it's already crushing the 'gram. Signals indicating that its solar panels had opened and were generating power came back to Earth at about 8:30 PM ET, along with a few photograph…
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The best Cyber Monday deals 2018: The evening edition

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 commissions. that support its work. Read Wirecutter's continuously updated lis…
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Half of phishing sites trick you into thinking they’re ‘secure’

You can't assume that a site is honest because it has that "secure" padlock in the address bar, and PhishLabs just illustrated why. The anti-phishing company has determined that 49 percent of all known phishing sites used Secure Sockets Layer protec…
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Automotive startup Rivian unveils an electric truck and SUV

Electrified SUVs are popping up everywhere. So it's no surprise that automotive startup Rivian has unveiled one of its own, the R1S. More exciting is the company's electron-powered pickup truck, the R1T.
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[TA Deals] Score a lifetime sub to VPN Unlimited Infinity at 89% off!

VPN Unlimited is a well-known and excellent VPN service, but they also offer VPN Unlimited Infinity and consider it a faster, more premium version of their basic service. Right now Talk Android Deals is running a special offer that will get you in the doors with a lifetime subscription to Infinity VPN for a discounted […]

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How to find the best laptop bag

As with any tech accessory, when it comes to laptop bags, one is largely spoiled for choice: From colored Cordura backpacks and canvas messengers to leather briefcases, there is a plethora of options when it comes to style, size and features. Try to…
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Turner had to stream Woods-Mickelson golf event for free due to glitch

Online pay-per-view events are increasingly common, but it's clear they still have some technical hurdles to clear. Turner's Bleacher Report was forced to offer a free stream for a much-hyped one-on-one golf match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickel…
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Google’s Fuchsia OS will be tested by Huawei on the Honor Play

Google has been developing a new operating system, Fuchsia, for all kinds of devices and until now they’ve been exclusively in charge of testing. In a surprise reveal, Huawei announced that it will use the Honor Play as a testbed for Fuchsia, with that phone being the first mainstream device to do so. Huawei made […]

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Luxury resort bans gadgets at swimming pool to create guest ‘haven’

Look, as great as it is to have all these fancy laptops and smartphones around us, sometimes we can become too attached to them. And when you're on vacation, you just have to find a way to break free from technology. That's why a luxury resort in Bal…
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Black Friday Deals: Save big on these discounted Amazon devices

While many of the deals we’ve featured in our Gift Guide and Black Friday posts can be purchased from Amazon, what about the retailer’s own devices? Well, it should come as no surprise that Amazon is also discounting its own-branded devices that include everything from smart plugs to Fire tablets to Echo devices as well […]

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The Doogee S90 is a ‘ruggedized smartphone with modules’

We reviewed the Doogee Mix 2 a little while back that sported impressive battery life, a good quality build, quirky software, and adequate cameras for $ 249. Now the Chinese company is back with the S90, a ‘ruggedized smartphone with modules’ according to a tweet from a serial leaker.  According to @evleaks tweet, the Doogee S90 is […]

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HTC says it hasn’t given up on mobile yet, plans to release new phones soon

The former ‘King of Android,’ HTC, has been absent from our minds in recent months that have seen flagship smartphones launched by just about every other handset maker. With the exception of the ludicrous blockchain smartphone, Exodus 1, HTC has been quietly existing in the shadows of its competitors, with its most recent offering being the […]

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Furhat is a social robot for every situation

Earlier this month, Furhat Robotics launched its face-swapping social robot after many years of development and prototyping, which began at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Unlike the majority of robots, Furhat isn't built with…
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Google’s Black Friday Deals are live – grab a Home Hub for $99, Pixel Stand for $39, or a Pixel 3 for $649!

Having only launched the Pixel 3, 3 XL, and Home Hub on October 9th, you could be forgiven for thinking it was too soon to see a discounted price you would be wrong. Google has shown no mercy to its new arrivals with the Home Hub being reduced to just $ 99/£99. Join us after the break […]

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[TA Deals] Get a massive discount on 2TB of lifetime Zoolz cloud storage! (98% off)

Cloud storage can be pricey, especially if you’re trying to back up a ton of things all at once. But instead of spending a fixed amount every month for your backups, why not look into Zoolz offer for 2TB of lifetime backup for one heavily discounted price? This deal nets you a total of 2TB […]

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Black Friday Deals 2018: Smartphone Accessories, Backpacks, Laptops, Gaming Consoles and more

It’s that time of year again where the deals come thick and fast, and everyone gets a little crazy trying to find the most bargainous deals possible. Whether you are trying to save on Christmas presents or you’ve saved up to buy yourself something special, we’ve got some great deals for you after the break […]

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Google Play has new notifications to help you re-install apps from your previous devices

Google has added some new notifications to the Play Store with the intention of making things a little easier when migrating from your old phone to your new device. I can’t help but think how perfect it is that this new feature rolled out during the holidays when everyone’s buying new gadgets, but that’s beside […]

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OxygenOS Beta 7 brings Video Enhancer and OnePlus Roaming to the OnePlus 6

OnePlus has released their latest open beta build for the OnePlus 6, and it’s bringing two major new features with it. The beta includes Video Enhancer for better video viewing, and OnePlus Roaming, which is a built-in data roaming service. There are some other smaller tweaks, too, as usual. Here’s the official changelog from OnePlus: […]

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Leaked Moto G7 Plus picks up a waterdrop style notch in the screen

The Moto G7 is ready to start making the rounds from the rumor mill, and the first major leak we’re seeing comes from a render of the Moto G7 Plus. Interestingly the phone looks to be picking up a notch in the display, but instead of the standard 2018-style notches that we’ve seen Lenovo will […]

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[Deal] Save $100/£70 when you buy a OnePlus 6

Just because the OnePlus 6T launched three weeks ago with its fancy new in-display fingerprint reader doesn’t mean that the OnePlus 6 suddenly turned into a turnip. Far from it, because it shares quite a few hardware components, including the same Snapdragon 845 processor, while still retaining what could be a deal-breaking feature – the 3.5mm audio […]

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Google Home Hub Review: More than just a photo frame

With Lenovo, LG, Sony, and JBL announcing at CES 2018 that they would launch smart displays with the Google Assistant built-in to take on Amazon’s Echo Show, it was just a matter of time before Google threw its hat into the ring with a device of its own. And sure enough, a little later than […]

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Taylor Swift ensures UMG artists will profit from Spotify shares

Taylor Swift doesn't mess around when it comes to her musical empire. Back in 2014, on the eve of 1989 becoming the first platinum album of the year, she kicked streaming service Spotify to the curb, publicly making clear her position on free music….
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The Giving Season is Upon Us

Earlier this year we launched #YouTubeGiving, a suite of tools that empowers creators to raise money on behalf of their favorite charities. As we enter the giving season, we’re making these tools available to even more organizations and creators.

To kick things off, next week some of YouTube’s biggest creators will celebrate Giving Week and team up with charities that hold a special place in their hearts. See below for a preview of who and what to expect, and look for the donate button on their videos to lend your support:

Throughout the month of December, we’ll continue our season of giving with #Dancember, a charity fundraiser founded by YouTube creators Benji and Judy Travis of itsJudysLife. This is leading up to a 24-hour live stream fundraiser on December 14th, benefitting the global humanitarian organization, Save the Children.

At YouTube, we believe in the power of video to build community and empathy. We hope you’ll join us in supporting these incredible creators and organizations.

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LG’s XBOOM AI ThinQ WK9 Smart Display finally goes on sale for $200

What’s in a name, I hear you ask? Let’s take Google’s Home Hub as an example, ‘Home Hub’ simply rolls off the tongue like a good quality brandy. By contrast, the LG XBOOM AI ThinQ model WK9 rolls off the tongue like you are spitting out Lego bricks. In case you were wondering, the XBOOM […]

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Samsung’s free themes will now have time limits with Android Pie

Although Samsung makes some of the best flagship Android devices, its software can be an acquired taste. One of the best remedies for this are the vast amount of themes available in their Theme Store, many of which are free. In a curious and unfortunate move, Samsung will now limit how long you can use […]

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Apple and Microsoft are fixing a serious iCloud bug in Windows 10

The return of Windows 10's October update wasn't welcome news for everyone. Microsoft says it's "working with Apple" to solve an iCloud for Windows bug that creates problems updating or syncing shared photo albums when using the latest Windows relea…
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Want to join the Talk Android team? We’re hiring!

Have an interest in Android and Google news? Want to use that interest and write for a team with other smartphone enthusiasts? Talk Android might just be the destination for you! We’re looking for part time writers to join our site and cover the daily news cycle, review gadgets, and offer your opinion one of the […]

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