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Google Assistant will play podcasts from third-party services like Spotify

You might not have to depend on Google Podcasts if you’re asking Assistant to play your favorite serialized audio show. Android Police and its readers have discovered that Google is adding support for third-party podcast services, starting with Spoti…
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Cloud leak exposed sensitive data from over 200,000 voicemails

Some data leaks contain more sensitive info than most. Security researcher Bob Diachenko and Comparitech discovered (via Threatpost) that Broadvoice, a cloud VoIP provider for businesses, left over 350 million records exposed online in an unprotected…
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These are the optimized games available for the Xbox Series X/S from November 10

Microsoft’s new Series X and S Xbox gaming consoles are officially going on sale on November 10th, which means those of us who placed pre-orders back in September should hopefully be getting our grubby paws on the new distractions on the very same day. More powerful and capable than their predecessors, the Series X and […]

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Is it worth upgrading from the OnePlus 8 to the new OnePlus 8T?

So, you have the OnePlus 8 that launched around 6 months ago and you’ve just seen its successor announced during the online-only event. While in Europe and the UK we are getting both an 8GB/128GB and 12/256GB variants, the US is restricted to buying the top-of-the-range 12/256GB model for $ 749. Both the OP8 and the […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Here’s how to stream games from your own Xbox One to an Android phone

Microsoft has been testing out the ability to stream games from your Xbox to your smartphone, which is slightly different from the newly expanded Game Pass streaming; this relies on hardware you own at home instead of streaming from the cloud. That Console Streaming is expanding today with the newly updated Android app which should […]

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The US ban on TikTok and WeChat from app stores begins September 20th

As per the Executive Order signed by the US President on August 6th, September 20th will see the TikTok and WeChat apps banned from app stores in the United States. The move will prevent users from downloading or updating the two apps from Google’s and Apple’s respective app stores from Sunday onwards. According to the […]

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You can now buy individual TicPods ANC earbuds and charger cases from Mobvoi

Earbuds are great until you step off the underground tube and one falls out of your ear on to the tracks where it’s pretty much lost forever. You are then faced with the choice of soldiering on with a single earbud, buying the same set in its entirety, or perhaps switching to a different brand […]

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Rocket Lab gains FAA approval to launch satellites from US soil

Rocket Lab is on a roll this week. After successfully returning to launch following a failure in July, the company announced that it has received FAA clearance to launch small satellites from its Electron rockets in the US. So far, all its missions h…
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Watch the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 live stream here from 10 AM ET

Samsung announced its new Galaxy Note 20 Series of smartphones on August 5th during a virtual Unpacked event, and although the Galaxy Fold’s successor was mentioned, it was more of a teaser with a couple of press renders thrown in to whet the appetite of anticipatory fans. Today’s Unpacked 2 event is entirely focused on […]

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SpaceX makes first polar orbit launch from Florida in ‘decades’

While SpaceX didn’t pull off a doubleheader Sunday launch like it planned, the company still managed a rare feat. Instead of launching eastward like every other Cape Canaveral rocket, the Falcon 9 headed south toward Cuba, close to populated areas on…
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‘Company of Heroes’ set to invade Android and iOS devices from September 10th

It’s a game that I remember fondly when it first stormed the beaches on PC, and now Company of Heroes is set to assault the smartphone gaming segment on September 10th. Feral Interactive is bringing the blockbuster PC game to Android and iOS devices with perhaps the most exciting news being that it will be […]

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After Fortnite is removed from Apple and Google’s app stores, an Epic lawsuit is launched

It was a relatively slow week in the tech world until Epic Games came along with its Mega Drop 20% discount that passed along the saving on V-Bucks and real-money offers to players that chose to pay via Epic Direct payments. Those who chose to pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay were left to […]

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Microsoft’s Surface Duo is official and you’ll be able to pre-order it from today onwards for $1,399

We’ve just reported how confusion over time-zones may have caused Microsoft to accidentally post a blog detailing the launch date and pricing of its dual-screened Surface Duo, and now the company has filled in pretty much all the gaps in respect of hardware and when you can pre-order the device. We already know that the […]

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Chrome test could discourage websites from abusing push notifications

Google is continuing its war against annoying website notifications. TheWindowsClub has discovered that Google will test a feature that sets an expiration time for notification subscriptions. You’d have to enable the test, but it would let you decide…
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Microsoft migrates ‘Minecraft’ from Amazon Web Services to its own Azure

Being owned by Microsoft, you would think Minecraft developer Mojang would be all about using tools like Teams and Office. But when it comes to some of its online infrastructure, the studio has been using the platform of one of Microsoft’s main compe…
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Twitter has apparently disabled tweets from verified accounts

In an effort to prevent more hacked accounts from posting crypto scams, Twitter has apparently chosen to disable tweets from verified accounts. Though the company has not yet confirmed this to us, Engadget staffers are experiencing this with our own…
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Hitting the Books: What astronauts can learn from nuclear submariners

We’ve dreamt of colonizing the stars since our first tenuous steps across the moon, yet fifty years after the Apollo 11 mission, the prospect of living and working beyond the bounds of Earth remains tantalizingly out of reach. In his latest book, Spa…
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[Deal] Get a free Nest Hub when you buy the Nest Hub Max from Best Buy for $230

It’s no secret that Google is planning to announce the successor to the Google Home at some point during 2020 although no one except the search giant knows exactly when. In the meantime, you can pick up the Nest Hub Max for $ 229 from Best Buy and get the 7-inch Nest Hub thrown in for […]

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Netflix snaps up ‘Chicken Run’ sequel from Aardman Animations

It’s been exactly 20 years since Ginger, Rocky and the rest of Aardman’s stop-motion chickens graced theaters in the US. Today, the animation studio — best known for Wallace & Gromit — has announced that the long-awaited Chicken Run sequel is com…
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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.”

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Elon Musk says Starship is SpaceX’s ‘top priority’ from now on

Don’t expect SpaceX to lavish much more attention on Crew Dragon now that it has launched people into orbit. CNBC said it had obtained email from Elon Musk asking staff to treat Starship as the “top SpaceX priority,” pushing them to “dramatically and…
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Don’t expect as many OxygenOS betas from OnePlus in the future

OnePlus currently pushes out quite a few OxygenOS beta updates to its phones. If you’re keeping up with the program, you get two open betas per month and four closed betas, which means you can update your phone’s software about once a week if you’re on top of it. That release schedule looks to be […]

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‘Go Go Bots’ is a Facebook Gaming exclusive from Ustwo

Ustwo Studios — a division of the creative company behind Monument Valley and Assemble with Care ­– has dropped a new title on Facebook Gaming: Go Go Bots. It’s a fast-paced, strategic climbing game set in a glitchy, cyberpunk future — choose from on…
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OPPO’s Find X2 Series is finally on sale from these networks and retailers

OPPO announced the Find X2 Series of smartphones back in March and now the full range consisting of the premium flagships Find X2 and X2 Pro are finally on sale in the UK, along with the world’s thinnest and cheapest 5G handsets, the Neo and Lite. Join us after the break to see OPPO’s pre-order […]

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What does Apple want from a VR events company?

Since 2009 a startup called NextVR has been developing proprietary cameras and striking deals to bring live events — think sporting events, wrestling matches and concerts — straight to the VR headset of your choice. It sounds like a potent cure for…
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UK reportedly aims to drop Huawei from 5G networks in 3 years

The UK’s decision to allow Huawei gear in its 5G networks may be short-lived. Officials talking to the Financial Times (via The Verge) say the UK government is planning to gradually phase out use of Huawei equipment in 5G networks, eliminating it ent…
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[Deal] Hook your phone up to your TV with this cheap USB-C to HDMI cable from Choetech

Trying to survive quarantine with binge watching? Choetech has a very easy solution to get your phone or computer connected to your TV or other display with no fuss. It’s a simple USB-C to HDMI cable that’s capable of connecting anything together via USB-C, Thunderbolt, and HDMI. It can do 4K@60FPS and works with all […]

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Newton Mail comes back from the grave one more time

Newton Mail has had a very, very weird life. It started as a good, albeit expensive, email application with a ton of supercharged features; it wasn’t sustainable, however, so it was going to be killed off. At least, that was the original plan. Unlike Google’s Inbox, Newton Mail had a savior. Essential swooped in and […]

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Plex adds tons of free movies and TV shows from Crackle, no subscription required

Plex is continuing its march towards becoming your one-stop-shop for all media, whether that’s your own content, streaming music, or video catalogs from partners. Today’s expansion brings Crackle movies and TV shows right into the Plex ecosystem, dramatically expanding how much free stuff you can watch right from within Plex. More free Plex movies Crackle […]

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[Deal] Save up to 48% on these Homeschooling accessories from Anker

If the coronavirus lockdown has left you homeschooling the kids, Anker is on hand with a plethora of discounted accessories to help make your task a little easier, and perhaps even more enjoyable. With savings of up to 48% to be had on USB-C Hubs, Power Strips, Wall Chargers, Wireless Chargers, Cables, and Power Banks, […]

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Catch the live stream coverage of Motorola’s Edge+ flagship launch from 12PM EST

We’ve seen the leaks and rumors about Motorola’s brand new ‘E’ flagship smartphone over the past few months and now it’s almost time to tune in to the live stream coverage of the official launch event. According to what we know, we are expecting to see the Edge+ unveiled sporting 2020 flagship specifications and features. […]

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Upgrading from the OnePlus 7T Pro to the OnePlus 8 Pro? See how they compare first

If you bought the OnePlus 7T Pro and are now experiencing gadget lust after seeing the new OnePlus 8 Series launch on April 14th, there are a number of criteria to consider first. Even more so than the OnePlus 6T that is currently reduced to just $ 299, the OnePlus 7T Pro is still a top-notch […]

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Eufy’s new Indoor Security Cameras with 2K resolution are up for pre-order from just $26

When it comes to home security cameras there’s a whole range of options to choose from to suit almost any budget. Anker’s home automation brand, Eufy, has just brought its new Indoor Security Cam 2K and 2K Pan & Tilt to market, with pre-order deals running as low as just $ 26. The Indoor Security Cam […]

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Pete Lau teases high-resolution ultra wide photos from the OnePlus 8

Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus, has tweeted out some camera samples from a few different phones. The interesting thing is that one of those phones is a OnePlus 8, and it’s sporting the company’s new high-resolution ultrawide angle sensor. New OnePlus 8 ultrawide camera Lau tweets “ultra wide that can get ultra close” which seemingly […]

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Download the stunning 3K wallpapers from the OPPO Find X2 Pro here

Last week saw the online launch of OPPO’s newest flagship series consisting of the Find X2 and Find X2 Pro featuring 5G connectivity, the latest Snapdragon 865 processors, masses of RAM and storage, and a stunning AMOLED display with QHD+ (3K) resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. To make the most of the eye-catching display, OPPO […]

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Behringer clones more well-known synths from Moog and Roland

Behringer isn't about to slow down in its effort to clone classic synths. The company has introduced two more not-so-subtle modernizations, headlined by the System 55 Modular Synthesizer (above). The Eurorack-friendly design includes more than 20 r…
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Apple tests UWB switch to keep the iPhone 11 from tracking your location

Apple has started testing the location toggle button it promised to iPhone 11 users. Late last year, security researcher Brian Krebs discovered that the iPhone 11 Pro constantly checks for your location even if you disable Location Services. Apple ex…
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[Deal] Grab the PowerPort 5 Wireless Charging Pad from Anker for just $7.99

If the frustration of seeing power cables laying around on the floor or perhaps slipping off the desk is getting too much, have you thought about buying a wireless charger for your bedside table or desk? If so, Anker has you covered with its PowerPort 5 Wireless Charging Pad that is now discounted to just […]

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Ofcom plans to ban carriers from selling SIM-locked smartphones in the UK

When you think of buying an unlocked smartphone in the US, you are probably thinking about buying the handset outright from a retailer such as Amazon or Best Buy. Things are slightly different here in the UK, with BT/EE, Tesco Mobile, and Vodafone among the few providers that sell mobile phones that can’t be used […]

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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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Jonathan Ive removed from Apple’s leadership page

Famed designer Sir Jonathan Ive announced earlier this year he would be leaving Apple, the company where he made his name. Now, it's official — his name and image have been removed from Apple's executive leadership page.
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Buy your movie tickets directly from Google Assistant

Google is working as hard as possible to take the mundane interaction out of phone calls, ordering, and appointments. We’ve already seen it with Google Duplex phone calls, and it’s beginning to move into things that you do online even without a phone call. The latest new feature to Google Assistant will allow you to […]

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[Deal] Grab a saving with these pre-Black Friday deals from Anker

It’s getting close to that time of year again where people begin thinking about buying gifts for others and themselves, and as you might expect, Anker has turned up with a bunch of deals to consider. There are savings to be had on wireless chargers, car chargers, a dashcam, and home projectors, so join us […]

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Nate Boyer: From Green Beret to the starting lineup

Nate Boyer at the Texas Longhorns stadium. (YouTube)

Nate Boyer is no ordinary football player. While being deployed in Afghanistan, the former Green Beret learned how to play football by watching YouTube tutorials. At age 30, after practicing relentlessly, Boyer joined the Texas Longhorns as the team’s long snapper.

YouTube caught up with Boyer in advance of Veterans Day to learn more about his journey from the military to the football field, and to get his advice for others who might want to follow in his footsteps.

YouTube: Today is Veterans Day. What does this day mean to you?

Nate Boyer: Veterans Day for me is a time for us all to come together — veterans, civilians, families, everybody — to recognize those who have defended this country. In particular, it’s important to me that we honor the vets who didn’t come home to the same kind of appreciation that we get today, especially Vietnam vets. It’s also an important moment for vets to recognize each other and ourselves. It’s okay to receive that appreciation and pat yourself on the back; you’re somebody who was willing to make a sacrifice for their country.

YouTube: Your story is incredibly inspiring for many young people. What would you say to a kid who dreams of making it in the big leagues?

NB: I’m a testament that anything is possible. I’m not a great athlete. I’m good, but not great. I’m not very big. I was too old, too inexperienced. I had every reason to not even try. I knew I was capable, because of my experience in the military, and that’s what gave me the confidence to go all-in and chase my dream. But it’s important for all young people to know that they can keep plugging away, against all odds. Don’t quit, and you’ll get better every day. Be okay with the process and understand that it takes time to improve. It will happen.You will achieve some success and you will probably get a lot farther than you had imagined.

YouTube: How can we help?

NB: The cool thing about YouTube is that it helps you see what is possible. I had a dream that I wanted to make come true for myself, to play college football. People have dreams and crazy ideas, and they wonder if it’s possible to make it happen. On YouTube, you can find all kinds of examples of what other people have made happen for themselves, and it makes you believe that your dreams are possible, that there is a path you can follow. We’re all capable. We need to believe that we can take a chance to follow our dreams.

If you can dream it, you can YouTube it. If you can YouTube it, you can do it.

YouTube: What else have you learned from watching YouTube?

NB: I have learned all kinds of things around the house: how to replace the lightbulb in my headlight, putting together a bed, following recipes. I’m now working in film and television, and I even use YouTube to learn about acting and hosting. You can learn anything from YouTube.

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Razer’s latest wireless mice promise low-lag gaming from $60

Razer is expanding its Basilisk mouse family with a pair of models that aim to make low-latency wireless mice both more accessible and more powerful. The most interesting model may be the affordable option, the six-button Basilisk X HyperSpeed (abov…
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