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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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Qualcomm lost 3% of global smartphone chip market share in Q2 2020, against a backdrop of falling sales

Qualcomm lost 3% of global smartphone chip market share in Q2 2020 in a difficult market, which fell by 26%, according to the latest market share data. The report, by Counterpoint Research, explained that the main reason for the decline in smartphone chips is because of sharply reduced smartphone sales, due to the global pandemic. […]

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Best StoryTime Apps for Kids in 2020

I think we can all agree that storytime with your kids provides great opportunities for bonding and fostering a love for literacy in your child’s life. What isn’t always a great time, however, is reading the same story countless times over. If you’re looking to put a fresh spin on storytelling, we recommend checking out […]

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Honor unveils its new MagicBook laptops, the rugged Watch G5 Pro, and the fitness-focused Watch ES during IFA 2020

IFA 2020 Special Edition, as it is being termed, is underway and despite what appears to be as many as 97% of the usual exhibitors staying home because of the pandemic, there have been some notable announcements all the same. Honor has unveiled a slew of new devices, including the new MagicBook range of laptops […]

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[Deal] Football Manager 2020 Mobile is down to just $3/£3 on the Play Store

As we edge towards the weekend and a chance to chill, we’ve happened upon a great way to make use of your spare time in the days, weeks, months, and years ahead by way of a game that can only be described as a ‘timesuck’. We are, of course, referring to Football Manage 2020 Mobile, […]

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Best Music Streaming Services in 2020

If you like listening to a wide variety of music, chances are that you may not be flocking to purchase every track or album individually in order to listen to it. Not only would the cost add up, but as new music is constantly in the works, it’d be nearly impossible to keep up with. […]

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Samsung could launch the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition with SD865 SoC and a ‘nice price’ in Q4 2020

We may be looking forward to August 5th when Samsung will officially launch the Galaxy Note 20 series and Galaxy Z Flip 5G, but the Korean giant is already prepping to announce another handset sporting the Snapdragon 865 processor sometime during Q4, according to a usually reliable leaker. Known as the Galaxy Fan Edition, S20 […]

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Microsoft confirm Game Streaming service xCloud launch for September 2020

Microsoft have officially announced the xCloud launch. The Google Stadia rival game streaming service goes live in September. As part of a big update on the future of gaming, Microsoft gave further details on the Xbox Series X and xCloud. In September, the xCloud service will go live for current Game Pass Ultimate subscribers ($ 15 […]

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Samsung’s Galaxy S9 family receiving July 2020 software update, starting in Germany

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 family has started receiving the July 2020 software update in Germany. The new version of the firmware – detailed as versions G960FXXUAETG3 and G965FXXUAETG3 for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ – follows just a few days after newer Galaxy flagships received their update. This is the first software update available for […]

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You’re invited to participate in “Life In A Day 2020” on July 25

On July 25, executive producers Ridley Scott (“The Martian,” “Gladiator”) and Kai Hsuing (“Lords of Chaos”), along with director Kevin Macdonald (“Whitney,” “One Day in September,” “The Last King of Scotland”), invite you and the YouTube global community to pick up your cameras to create “Life In A Day 2020.”

Exactly 10 years after the original “Life In A Day,” the world will once again come together to create a YouTube Original feature-length documentary that tells the story of a single day on Earth. Selected footage sourced from participants like you will be woven together in this documentary to tell the story of an ordinary day during these extraordinary times. “Life In A Day 2020” will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and on YouTube in 2021.

How the project works

On a single day, Saturday, July 25, people around the world are invited to film their day.

Maybe you’ll be filming from home as you continue to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, or maybe you’re in a part of the world where you’re figuring out how to move forward in a transformed world. Maybe you’re connecting with friends, reuniting with family, or going to work. Maybe it’s a special day – you’re getting married, moving out, sharing important news. Or maybe it’s just a normal day. We want to weave together these unique experiences and perspectives to create a time capsule of this moment.

The final feature film will be edited over the course of five months, crafted entirely through what is found in the submitted footage. Once the submission window closes, a 30-person team of multilingual reviewers stationed around the world will begin reviewing and translating submitted videos. Three principal feature editors – Nse Asuquo (House of My Fathers, The Jazz Ambassadors), Mdhamiri Á Nkemi (The Pale Horse, Blue Story), and Sam Rice-Edwards (Whitney) – will then undertake an enormous post-production effort, working alongside director Kevin Macdonald, to shape the film’s final narrative out of the submitted footage. br />

Who can take part

The filmmakers are encouraging people from all over the world to take part, and they hope to capture a wide perspective on life. Submissions are open from July 25 to August 2, which means you will only have one week to submit your footage at lifeinaday.youtube.

While only a small number of the submitted clips will make it into the movie, YouTube and the filmmakers hope the filming day itself becomes a significant day of global participation. The “Life In A Day 2020” project celebrates the importance of everyone coming together in a moment of equal, worldwide collaboration.

About the original film

In 2010, “Life In A Day” brought the YouTube community together for a massive participatory feature film project that attracted 80,00 submissions. The final film premiered at Sundance in 2011, was released globally in theatres, and has been watched on YouTube over 16 million times.


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2020 Brandcast Delivered: A NewFront Just for You

People are streaming more than ever before. But one thing remains consistent: When they’re looking for something personally relevant to them, they turn to YouTube.

Whether it’s celebrating this year’s graduating class with the likes of President and Mrs. Obama, Beyoncé and BTS in YouTube Originals’ “Dear Class of 2020,” reminiscing over Game 6 of the 1993 NBA finals or attempting quarantine glow-ups from James Charles, YouTube’s extensive video library creates a truly meaningful and personal experience for viewers.

And, this year more than ever, we’re seeing people make time for what matters. On June 13, viewers tuned in to watch “Bear Witness, Take Action,” a YouTube Originals live stream that assembled artists and activists to learn, heal and raise awareness for the Equal Justice Initiative. This was part of a new multi-year, $ 100 million-dollar fund to help amplify the voices and stories of Black Creators.

Today, at our ninth annual NewFront event, we celebrated moments like these through a more personal experience for brands and advertisers with “Brandcast Delivered.”

Throughout the completely reimagined virtual event, we celebrated the diversity of YouTube’s voices and content. Featuring appearances from creators like Lilly Singh, Questlove, Emma Chamberlain and Gordon Ramsay, we constructed a “personal primetime” for each attendee based on their passions and shared how YouTube’s deep connection to people’s lives means better results no matter a marketer’s goal – from reach and awareness to action.

Drive better results throughout the consumer journey

The first and last litmus test for any video platform — be it TV, OLV, OTT, mobile or some new acronym that doesn’t exist yet, is simple: Does it work? On every metric — from incremental audience, to new customers, to sales — YouTube delivers.

Today, we showcased how effective YouTube strategies can produce results through the announcement of the 2020 YouTube Works award recipients. The winners, honored for using YouTube to drive smart results, included Gillette with their “We Believe Campaign” in the Force for Good category, Samsung’s Galaxy Note10 brilliant strategy for the Media Innovation category, Hulu’s “sellouts” campaign winning the Ingenious Insights category for their 100% honest influencer campaign, and Bacardi’s “Beat Machine” bringing home the Grand Prix.

The success of these campaigns stems not only from their understanding of how to leverage YouTube’s full suite of ad solutions, but their belief in YouTube’s unique mission to give everyone a voice. Learn more about the smart ways these brands and others used YouTube to drive incredible business results on yt.be/works.

Reach your audience across screens, and within new content

To drive meaningful results, the first step is reaching customers where they are watching. While YouTube overall reaches more people age 18-49 than all linear TV networks combined,4 we’ve seen a dramatic shift in viewing patterns, as people increasingly watch on connected TVs. In the U.S. alone, over 100 million people watch YouTube and YouTube TV on their TV screens each month.5 And, according to Comscore, YouTube makes up 41% of ad-supported video streaming watch time.6

Last month, we announced YouTube Select — a reimagination of Google Preferred — to make it easier to reach your audiences where they are watching, and find the right content for your brand. YouTube Select includes the same popular creator content, plus a dedicated streaming TV lineup that combines the best of YouTube TV and core lineups content, both on TV screens.

YouTube Select also includes YouTube Originals programming, including the breakout hit, “Instant Influencer with James Charles,” which hit over 50 million views in its first month alone;7Retro Tech,” featuring tech guru Marques Brownlee; and “Liza on Demand.” And they’re all returning for new seasons.

Additionally, today we announced that Demi Lovato will be returning for a new YouTube Originals project. Demi’s new docuseries will be a follow-up to her 2017 documentary, “Simply Complicated,”which will bring you on her personal and musical journey over the last three years. David Blaine will also be joining the YouTube Originals slate with a first-of-its-kind special event. We are excited to share more on these shows, among many others, throughout the year.

Uncover new audience insights and convert demand into action

YouTube has become an important part of the modern purchase journey with 70 percent of YouTube viewers saying they bought a brand as a result of seeing it on our platform.8 We’re introducing tools to help marketers understand their audience, as well as complement their awareness initiatives with campaigns that drive conversions.

As people turn to YouTube to discover their next purchase, we’re also seeing an increase in conversions from ads on the platform. In the last twelve months, we’ve been able to help our customers achieve over 950 million conversions9 – generating quality leads, boosting web traffic, and achieving new sales on YouTube.

Last week, we announced Video action campaigns, a simpler and more cost-effective way to drive action on YouTube. It automatically brings video ads that drive action to the YouTube home feed, watch pages, and Google video partner — all within one campaign. To make it even simpler, any future inventory that becomes available, like the What to Watch Next feed, will be automatically included. This way you can save time to focus on strategic initiatives, such as crafting the right creative and messaging for your audiences.

For today’s viewers, YouTube is a deeply personal experience. For advertisers and brands, so are our offerings. With flexible solutions across marketing objectives, buyers can uniquely reach and influence audiences based on what’s most important to them.

Check out #Brandcast on Twitter and LinkedIn, and our YouTube channel to see highlights from the show.

Cenk Bulbul, Director of Global Advertiser Marketing at YouTube

1 Nielsen Total Ad Ratings (TAR) Meta Analysis including 55 TAR US studies inclusive of YouTube in-app traffic commissioned by Google running 4/9/2018-10/13/2019 across desktop, mobile and TV; Incremental Reach Value calculated as YouTube’s on-target incremental reach / YouTube’s Total on-target Reach; Standard Deviation 20%; On Target Frequency calculated as On Target Impressions / On Target Reach; Standard Deviation 4; Studies running across 7 demos (P18+, P18-34, P18-49, P18-54, P25-49, P25-54, F25-54)


2 NCSolutions Sales Effect, 2018-2019. Base: a list of YouTube studies selected and compiled by NCSolutions with statistically significant results at an 80% confidence level. This list includes 59 statistically significant YouTube studies across 23 CPG advertisers
3 Commissioned Nielsen MMM Meta-Analysis, 2016-2018. Base: a list of studies selected and compiled by Nielsen, consisting of all available CPG studies completed in 2016-2018 that contain YouTube Select, Other Digital, and TV results. This list includes 45 studies for US Brands across all CPG categories. Effectiveness is defined as total incremental sales per 1,000 impressions. Studies were excluded if either channel had fewer than 500 impressions. Incremental offline retail sales measured for TV represents average across all TV broadcasters.
4 Custom Nielsen study commissioned by Google. Desktop, mobile and TV fusion. TV measurement of Total TV. Reach among persons 18-49 (Live + 7, one minute qualifier), television only, March 1-31, 2020. Results among US TV Households.
5 YouTube Internal Data, US, March 2020
6 Comscore, OTT Intelligence, Mar. 2020, U.S.
7 YouTube Analytics, April-May 202
8 Google/Talkshoppe, US, whyVideo study, n=2000 A18-64 Genpop video users, Feb 2020.
9 Google data, Global, May 2019 – Apr 2020. Total conversions reported for TrueView for action campaigns.


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Watch our live coverage of Apple’s WWDC 2020 keynote!

If this were any other year, we’d be getting ready to cover Apple’s WWDC keynote address from the middle of the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. 2020 being what it is, though, that just wasn’t meant to be. Instead, we’ll be covering the ins…
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10 memorable quotes from ‘Dear Class of 2020’

Yesterday afternoon, YouTube virtually gathered for a star-studded event called “Dear Class of 2020” — an online graduation special. It’s a strange and hard time to be entering this new stage of life, but each speaker delivered a unique message of hope to the next generation of leaders. There were tributes, there were performances and moments of surprise-and-delight planted throughout. (Hint: You’ll hear an arrangement from Finneas O’Connell, plus an appearance from a classic, animated American sitcom.) From the Obamas to Lady Gaga and Beyoncé, the over four-hour event also peppered in celebrity powerhouses like J.Lo and Mariah Carey.

“Dear Class of 2020” definitely can’t replace the feeling of physically walking across a stage to receive your diploma, but it was memorable. The 10 following quotes left more than an impression on us. These words will be ringing in our heads in the days to come, as we ready ourselves for the second half of 2020.

  1. President Barack Obama: “America changed — has always changed — because young people dared to hope. As someone once said, “Hope is not a lottery ticket. It’s a hammer for us to use in a national emergency to break the glass, sound the alarm and sprint into action.” 
  2. Beyoncé: “Look how far you’ve come and how much you’ve contributed. Keep pushing. Forget the fear. Forget the doubt. Keep investing and keep betting on yourself.”
  3.  Jimmy Kimmel: “I know this is a lousy time to enter the real world, but years from this, you will have what few people do: a cool story. Know what year I graduated high school? 1985. You know the most interesting thing that happened in 1985 was? “Police Academy 2,” ‘kay? Look it up. But when you tell people the year you graduated, everyone will be super interested, they’ll wanna know what was it like? Did you live underground? Did you used to touch hands with each other? Who did you take to the prom: your mom or your dad? Did the president really tell people to drink bleach?”
  4. Alicia Keys: “You, my friends, you are graduates in the most powerful time to be coming of age. And there’s nothing and no one that can stop you from changing the world. I see you. You’re unstoppable. We honor you and celebrate you.” 
  5. “You will prevail.” — Sundar Pichai (Read his transcripted speech here.)
  6. Michelle Obama: “In an uncertain world, time-tested values like honesty and integrity, empathy and compassion — that’s the only real currency in life.” 
  7. Liza Koshy: “You should also know you’re not alone. You’ve got a lot of company. And being stuck at home meant you had to find creative new ways to celebrate, which made #DearClassof2020 really blow up.”
  8. Stephen Colbert: “I have no doubt you will be the heroes of so many who have not yet been born. And years from now, if you have the good fortune to hold your own child’s face in your hands and tell them how proud you are of them, you’ll understand how we feel about you right now. And they’ll wonder how you did what you are about to go do.” 
  9. Malala Yousafzai: “Don’t be defined by what you’re losing during this crisis, but by how you respond to it.” 
  10. Sec. Condoleezza Rice: “You are the next generation of Americans who will fight for what is right, and one day make impossible seem inevitable.”

— The YouTube Team


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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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OnePlus 8 review: The phone to beat in 2020

The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro rolled out to a ton of fanfare and excitement. Despite an ever-increasing price tag each year, OnePlus looked to be a beacon in a year of incredibly expensive phones. At $ 699 it’s still not as cheap as older iterations, but it does try and offer more bang for your […]

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2020 Detroit Auto Show canceled as venue becomes a field hospital

Yet another major 2020 auto show has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, although now it's less about timing and more about supporting the current fight. Organizers have canceled the Detroit Auto Show (officially the North American Internat…
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Nuu X6 review: You can get a lot of phone for less than $100 in 2020

Nuu is a smaller brand that’s responsible for some pretty decent unlocked phones. We reviewed the Nuu G3 a few years ago and found a few issues with the device, but overall it was a pretty great phone for the price tag at the time. They’ve followed things up with the Nuu X6, which looks […]

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Lotus has already sold out of its electric hypercar for 2020

Did you stare at the Lotus Evija and wonder how anyone could justify an electric hypercar costing over $ 2.6 million, especially from a brand best known for far lighter and cheaper gas vehicles? Apparently, you had no reason to doubt. Lotus told Aut…
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Coronavirus claims another victim: Google I/O 2020 is getting canceled, will be online only this year

If you thought 2020 was going to be the year of folding phones, game streaming, or the Linux desktop, you’d be wrong. This year is all about things getting canceled and ruined thanks to the coronavirus. Google I/O is the next on the reaper’s list, and Google has officially nixed the physical event for their […]

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Vivo Apex 2020 is the next concept phone that ditches bezels and takes cameras to the next level

Concept phones aren’t quite as common as they used to be, but we’ve seen a few popping up again recently. OnePlus showed off their concept device with a “hidden” camera earlier this year, and Xiaomi’s Mi Mix Alpha certainly turned some heads. Vivo is the next to cook up a concept phone with the Vivo […]

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With more MWC 2020 dropouts, the GSM Association is considering canceling the entire conference

MWC 2020 is just a few weeks away, but we’re seeing a pretty consistent stream of companies and brands dropping out of the event over coronavirus fears. Whether or not those fears are justified, we’re seeing a huge exodus of partners cancel their plans to attend the event, which will leave significantly fewer products at […]

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The YouTube AdBlitz Champion of 2020 is…

The confetti may have hit the field for the Kansas City Chiefs, but the Big Game isn’t over for the ads. Fans have been watching and re-watching their favorites from in-and-out of the game on YouTube AdBlitz, and it’s finally time to reveal our top five overall and most-viewed by content category.

Congratulations to Amazon! As the only brand to cross 60 million views, Amazon’s #BeforeAlexa Super Bowl spot, starring Ellen DeGeneres, charmed the pants off of football fans this year to be the top-viewed ad on AdBlitz 2020!

Here are the top five most-viewed Big Game ads on YouTube AdBlitz as of Wednesday, February 5, at 11:59 p.m. EST:

1. Amazon


Amazon gives us a blast-from-the-past by answering the question, “What did we do before Alexa?” With a medieval theme, people cover everything, from the temperature to news to jokes, all features on Alexa. (Features Ellen Degeneres and Portia)

2. Jeep

In celebration of Groundhog Day and playing on the movie featuring Bill Murray, Murray takes a groundhog and escapes in an orange Jeep for endless adventures.

3. HyundaiUSA


Hyundai pays homage to Boston by featuring Chris Evans, John Krasinski, Rachel Dratch, and David “Big Papi” Ortiz, who react to one of the Sonata’s newest and smartest features: Remote Smart Parking Assist.

4. GenesisUSA


Chrissy Teigen and John Legend host a party calling out and saying farewell to old luxuries, such as lying about plastic surgery, and saying hello to new luxuries like the Genesis GV80.

5. T-Mobile


Anthony Anderson’s mama tests T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network by video calling him at the park, in the kitchen and even at the club, showing that it works nearly everywhere.

Top-viewed ads on YouTube AdBlitz as of Wednesday, February 5, at 11:59 p.m. EST by content category:

Be sure to visit YouTube AdBlitz to watch all of this year’s Big Game ads.

Gina Shalavi, Cultural Moments and Trends Lead, YouTube Ads Marketing


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Motorola unveils the Moto G Power and Moto G Stylus for 2020, offering Android 10 on the cheap

Motorola has taken the wraps off of their two new rumored Moto G phones, and they’re shaking things up a little bit compared to previous entries in the family. We’re getting both the Moto G Stylus and Moto G Power, marking the first Moto phone with a built-in stylus and a shift away from numbered […]

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State of the Union 2020: Live on YouTube

From breaking news to key moments, people around the world have been able to access important content and news through YouTube. As President Trump begins his fourth year in office, YouTube continues this tradition.

Like we have in the past, YouTube will live stream the President’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 4 at 9 p.m. ET, as well as the response from the Democratic Party. 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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Need a new game for 2020? Go play Retro Bowl right now

Are you sad that the NFL season is officially over, and looking for a new time waster on your smartphone? Boy do I have news for you. Retro Bowl is a newly released game that dropped on the Play Store in late January, and it’s probably the most fun I’ve had in a mobile game […]

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Emoji galore: 117 new Unicode Emoji 13.0 have been confirmed for phones in 2020

A handful of new emoji have been announced with Unicode Emoji 13.0 being finalized. These new additions won’t appear on your phone just yet, but they will likely be slated into any 2020 software updates you might be getting from your phone manufacturer. 117 new emoji This update includes a total of 117 new emoji […]

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Jam out with the best music streaming services for 2020

We’re well past the point of carrying CDs (or cassette tapes!) around just to listen to music. It’s even difficult to rip music off of physical media these days. Nope, now we’re all in on streaming everything, and we’re here to help you pick out the best music streaming services for your smartphone. Check out […]

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Get excited: Google I/O 2020 confirmed for May 12 – 14, and we’ve got high expectations

The dates for Google I/O 2020 have been revealed after Google’s latest teaser has been solved. These dates probably shouldn’t surprise anyone, since Google’s somewhat consistent about when and where they hold these annual conferences, but at least now you know when to mark your calendars. Google I/O 2020: May 12 – 14 Google’s next […]

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The definitively best smartphones for every budget in 2020

The Android ecosystem is bewilderingly rich with great choices, so let us lay out the field of the best phones at every price-point so you can see which meets your needs and buy a phone that you’ll really love!

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How to quickly and easily cancel Spotify Premium [2020]

Looking for the easiest way to cancel Spotify Premium? It’s not tough, but we’ll walk you through the process to save you some time. If you’re looking for alternatives to Spotify so you can use something else to listen to music, we’ll cover you there, too. Keep reading to find out how. Cancel Spotify Premium […]

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The best budget smartphones under $300 in 2020

‘Flagship’ smartphones from the biggest tech brands seem to only keep skyrocketing in price, but fortunately the Android ecosystem is rich with great options at far lower prices, so let us lay out the best choices for you so you can make your next wallet-friendly phone one that you’ll love!

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Talk Android’s Best of CES 2020!

CES 2020 was full of new gadgets, including some impressive new smart home tech, crazy televisions, and other things that we’re going to spend all year looking forward to. We’ve put together our list of the coolest things we saw at the show. Check it out! Best of CES – Lenovo Yoga 5G Lenovo came […]

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TCL enters the smartphone market with a bang, bringing folding phones and 5G to CES 2020

TCL is definitely best known for their popularity in the smart TV market, but they do dabble in other aspects of consumer electronics. One area that they’ve been mostly absent in, though, has been smartphones. At least up until CES, that is. The company has announced that they’re working on an entire lineup of TCL […]

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Qualcomm is going to make Bluetooth audio way better at CES 2020

Qualcomm is best known for their high-end mobile processors, typically in Android smartphones, but that’s not all they do. In fact, they play a pretty big role in Bluetooth connectivity for your phone, too. They’ve announced a new aptX Voice Audio implementation for smartphones that should drastically improve call quality for headphones and headsets. This […]

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You’ll want to use a VPN on your Android phone in 2020

If you’re not using a VPN, you’ll probably want to change that up soon. Whether you need one for privacy, getting around blocked content, or you’re just trying to keep your traffic secure, it’s one of the best tools you can have on your Android phone. Privacy and security Using a VPN for privacy is […]

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LG delivers ‘Real 8K’ in 2020 with eight new OLED and LCD TVs

With CES about to start, LG has unveiled some hints about its new top of the line TVs for 2020. In this era, that means jumping from 4K to 8K, and the company will have eight new models that it says promise "Real 8K" performance that "exceeds" the CT…
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[Deal] Power into 2020 with these discounted Anker accessories

Christmas has come and gone which means that you’ve either been gifted a new device or that you wish you had instead of receiving yet another pack of handkerchiefs, socks, or ties. If you need to keep your new smartphone or tablet charged up or simply want to buy the present you wished you’d received, […]

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Best truly wireless earbuds under $100 [2020]

Looking for a decent pair of wireless earbuds without spending a ton of cash? There are quite a few good options on the market right now for less than $ 100, and we’re here to help you pick out the best of the best. This list will cover completely wireless headphones and considers sound quality, battery […]

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Ice Universe doubles down on Galaxy S20 for 2020

We’ve seen a few leaks and images of the Galaxy S11 this year, but Samsung might be switching up their naming schemes for the new decade. We’re just not sure which models that will affect. This seems a little confusing, especially since we’ve already seen Galaxy S11+ promo material, but famous Samsung leaker Ice Universe […]

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Latest Android 10 beta (with January 2020 security patch) is rolling out to Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+

Samsung managed to pip Google to rolling out the December security patch a few weeks ago and now it’s included the January 2020 patch in the third Android 10/One UI 2.0 beta that is rolling out to the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Besides next month’s security patch, the update also includes a number of bugfixes. […]

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The Morning After: PewDiePie is taking a break from YouTube in 2020

Welcome back! This week should be less busy, with fewer oblong-shaped gadgets to discuss (we got the new Xbox and talked all about the Mac Pro last week). In the run-up to the holidays, there's simply not as much big tech news. If you're planning to…
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PewDiePie is ‘taking a break’ from YouTube in 2020

One of YouTube's best-known stars is close to taking a hiatus. PewDiePie (aka Felix Kjellberg) has used a video critiquing YouTube's new harassment policy to announce that he's "taking a break" from the site in early 2020. While he said a more deta…
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Google offering three months of Disney+ on new Chromebooks until February 2020

Disney has partnered with Google to offer a promotional subscription to their new video streaming service for all Chromebooks activated in the US in the next two months. Following the gargantuan advertising and promotion campaign for their new and extremely popular video streaming service, Disney has now partnered up with Google to offer a ‘taste’ […]

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Microsoft’s Surface Earbuds get delayed to 2020, missing the holidays

Microsoft announced the Surface Earbuds, and we were all pretty excited for a solid AirPods/Galaxy Buds competitor for the holiday. But it looks like that announcement might’ve come a little early, since the company has had to delay its new headphones until sometime next year. According to Microsoft’s CPO, Panos Pay, “Product-making is about the […]

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Xiaomi will flood the market with 5G phones in 2020

Xiaomi is known for its aggressive pricing strategies, but sometimes that kind of strategy doesn’t mesh well with brand new technology, like 5G. But if anyone is going to combine the two, it’s a pretty safe bet that it’ll be Xiaomi. Their CEO has doubled down on Xiaomi’s commitment to launching at least 10 new […]

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16-bit ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Lion King’ cartridges are returning in 2020

Are the modern ports of Aladdin and The Lion King not sufficiently nostalgic for you? You're about to get your retro fix, and then some. Nighthawk Interactive and iam8bit are planning physical releases of the classic Disney games, including limited…
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Nokia welcomes Android 10 (Go Edition) – updates to begin rolling out from Q1 2020

Just a day after Google announced the Android 10 (Go Edition) that brings a slew of improvements for entry-level devices, Nokia has stated that it will begin updating its Nokia Go handsets starting Q1 2020. Nokia’s statement of intent shouldn’t come as much surprise considering that it’s garnered quite the reputation for timeous updates to […]

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Android TV 10 on track for later this year with new hardware in 2020

Though it has not seen the level of adoption of Android’s primary mobile OS, Android TV remains the most popular home media OS and its next update is coming soon, with new hardware a bit later. Following Android 10’s launch on Google’s Pixels, Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone, and Xiaomi’s Redmi K20 Pro earlier this month […]

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NASA starts accepting kids’ name suggestions for its Mars 2020 rover

If you're a student who's been mulling over names for the Mars 2020 rover, it's now your time to shine. NASA has started accepting short essays from K-12 students who want to give the robotic explorer a proper identity. You'll have until November 1…
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Visa Checkout to shut down in 2020

Visa is completely rehauling its online payment system to add more security. 9to5 Google reports today that Visa Checkout, a competitor to Paypal which integrated with the Google Pay digital wallet, is shutting down in 2020. The move isn't an entire…
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