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[Deal] Save up to 43% on these Earphones and Bluetooth Speakers from Anker

Listening to music when you are out and about is one of life’s greatest pleasures. And whether it’s hip-hop, rock, or even some trashy euro hits, you can count on Anker having the earphones or speakers to suit your every need as well as your budget with savings of up to 43%. As with all Anker-branded […]

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[Deal] Save up to 33% on these Wall and Car Chargers from Anker

With all the charging products on offer at reduced prices lately, perhaps Anker’s slogan should be “Power to the People”. Today we have a Roav SmartCharge Car Kit F2 with FM Transmitter and Bluetooth 4.2, the 40W PowerPort 5 multi-port wall charger, as well as the Quick Charge Dual USB car charger that are all […]

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‘These Things Happened’: The story of famed rapper G-Eazy’s chart-topping journey

YouTube is proud to present G-Eazy’s “These Things Happened” — a new Artist Spotlight Story that depicts the Bay Area rapper’s journey from the anonymous street corners of Oakland to landing multiple chart-topping records and nearly 5 million YouTube channel subscribers.

Directed by Rob Semmer, Creative Director for FADER, “These Things Happened” takes viewers behind the scenes of G-Eazy’s amazing ascent to chart-topping rapper. The Spotlight Story mixes concert clips, backstage interviews, and documentary footage of the rapper’s hometown, including the street corners where he used to hand out mixtapes more than a decade ago. Today, G-Eazy boasts more than 3 billion views across YouTube, with his recent hit “No Limit” reaching as high as #3 on the YouTube Music U.S. Top 100 Tracks chart and #1 on Billboard’s Pop Songs chart.

“It didn’t work the traditional route until I got it popping on my own on YouTube,” the rapper says. “I’m forever grateful for the opportunity that was presented to an artist like myself.”

Born Gerald Earl Gillum in 1989, G-Eazy was raised by a working-class family in California’s Bay Area. As a teenager, he was inspired by the region’s burgeoning hyphy hip-hop sound, producing bedroom mixtapes, which he sold along Berkeley’s Telegraph Ave.

After years of self-released recordings and accompanying tours, including tour diaries posted to YouTube, G-Eazy had his breakthrough with “Been On.” The song is pure G-Eazy in that its tight lyrics flow over a hazy beat. The video was instantly iconic: a single slo-mo shot of the rapper smoking in black and white. The clip has tallied over 70 million YouTube views, and its success online helped break G-Eazy to the masses. A follow-up video, “Me, Myself & I,” featuring Bebe Rexha, landed a top 10 slot on the Billboard Hot 100.

G-Eazy’s latest LP, “The Beautiful & Damned,” reflects on the fame that he’s achieved since the album release. “These Things Happened” picks up at present day, staying by the rapper’s side as he promotes the album and plays shows in support of it. A record-signing event even takes him back to the Bay Area, where he meets fans at Berkeley’s Amoeba Records.

“I remember those shows in Berkeley at La Pena,” G-Eazy recalls. “We sold out La Pena with like 200 people. It’s not even a venue. They call it a cultural center. They booked me ‘cus no one in the Bay would book me.”

“These Things Happened” captivates in part because even in the La Pena days, G-Eazy was documenting himself, shooting footage, and uploading it to YouTube for his fans.

“If you’re not active on YouTube, if you’re not visible, if you’re not giving that window into your life at all, then you’re just disappearing,” he says.

For now, G-Eazy doesn’t have to worry. “These Things Happened” ends a few blocks from where it started. Back in New York, with G-Eazy all grown up, a star around the world. This time he gazes up again to see himself—and his YouTube channel—advertised in a new billboard high above the street.

“It’s the age of access,” says G-Eazy. “YouTube provides a peek into your life, into your world, into your process. You close that window for too long and you run the risk of losing your audience.”

“It’s an honor to partner with and help tell the story of an artist with such a clear vision,” said Lyor Cohen, Global Head of Music at YouTube. “It’s equally rewarding to work with a label like RCA that is so supportive in collaborating to propel G-Eazy and bring context to his journey.”

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It would be easy to think of Anker simply as a charging accessory or speaker manufacturer, but did you know that the company also makes selfie sticks, a smart speaker that doubles as a mini-projector and even a computer mouse? Well, Anker does, and today it is offering big discounts ranging from 16-30% and even […]

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These SanDisk and Samsung microSD cards are incredibly cheap right now

Unless you’re rocking a phone with 256GB of storage, odds are you’ll want more at some point. SD cards can be life savers when it comes to expanding storage and Amazon currently has some great deals. Whether you need a small boost of 16GB or a large 256GB storage garage, Amazon has you covered. Let’s […]

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[Deal] Check out these great stocking fillers from Anker

It’s that time again where accessories maker, Anker, offers a deep discount on a bunch of speakers, stands, headphones and even some decorative LED lights in time for Christmas. Intrigued? Well, join us after the break to find out how much you could save. Whether it’s for yourself or for a loved one, Anker offers […]

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These are the Android Wear watches getting the Oreo update

It was just last week that Google announced that it had begun rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to Android Wear devices, starting with the LG Watch Sport. Now the search giant has posted a list of Android Wear watches that are eligible for the OS upgrade. Join us below to find if your smartwatch is […]

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[TA Deals] Learn the most important programming languages with these courses (89% off)

You’re going to learn it all with this bundle on Talk Android Deals. We’re offering a pack of courses that covers multiple programming languages like Scala, Java, and Python. It’s 96+ hours of courses that you can actually go through on your own time and at your own pace. Here’s what you get: Learn By […]

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These stylish Huawei smartwatches are up to 25 percent off on Amazon

Huawei has redefined smartwatch style, and right now you can save anywhere from $ 30 to $ 190 on these elegant yet intelligent accessories.

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Show your Galaxy S8 you care with one of these great cases

Protect that curvy display and stamp your own style on Samsung’s smartphone with the best Galaxy S8 cases and covers. We’ve got everything from rugged drop protection to minimalist shells.

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Master your Samsung Galaxy S8 with these tips and tricks

If you’re looking for Galaxy S8 tips and tricks that will unlock the true potential of your new phone, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a guide to the Galaxy S8’s best features.

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Check out these latest Galaxy S8 commercials

Samsung invests a massive amount of money into their marketing campaigns and with the Galaxy S8 now official we are seeing a number of commercials come out to highlight its features and perhaps inspire you in your daily life. Let’s check out the two latest ads. Up first is a spot called “The New Normal” […]

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NASA’s retiring EO-1 satellite changed how we see Earth with these stunning photos

NASA has retired one of its greats — the Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite — but the stunning images of Earth captured during its 17-year mission will live on. Here are 20 of our favorites.

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Hold your sides and check out these April Fools’ Day tech jokes

April 1 is the day on which you should never believe anything, especially when it comes to new tech product releases. Don’t worry though, everything we’ve featured on our list here is total nonsense, which is what makes it funny.

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Track the progress of your burgeoning baby with these pregnancy apps

If you are pregnant and looking to find videos, reading material, or connections with other families who are also expecting, we’ve rounded up a slew of apps that will allow you to do so.

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Clear some counter space for these 5 great kitchen gadgets for under $50

You don’t need to spend your entire paycheck to outfit your kitchen with some of the latest-and-greatest tech. Here are some of the best devices to be had for under $ 50, whether you’re a rice junkie or a wine lover.

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Kickstarter’s most successful campaigns sparked these thriving companies

Making a lot of money on Kickstarter is great, but it’s not the only metric for success. These five Kickstarter campaigns did more than just make a lot of money — they helped create sustainable businesses.

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These $89 AirPods competitors are a bet on the power of branding

How do you offer an inexpensive alternative to Apple’s AirPods when all you have is a me-too off-the-rack wireless earbud? Make it all about the brand, said Jack Kim.

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Give Rachael Ray a run for her money with these 12 cooking apps

Consider yourself lost in the kitchen, or fancy yourself a capable chef? Check out our notable selection of the best cooking apps, whether you’re need need of a killer recipe or a simple video tutorial.

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Want to capture 360 video wherever you go? Wear these sunglasses

360 video is coming to wearables — the Orbi Prime is a pair of sunglasses capable of recording 360 video using four built-in cameras. Previous camera glasses have had mixed results, but the Indiegogo campaign is already halfway to their goal.

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Protect your Pixel XL with one of these tempting cases

Google’s new, aluminum-and-glass flagship is a big phone, which can make one-handed operation tricky. Why risk drop damage when you can easily opt for a little protection? Here are our favorite cases released so far for the Pixel XL.

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Drown out noisy neighbors, roommates, and babies with these white noise machines

Some people are more sensitive to sound during sleep than others. Luckily, there are a number of white noise machines on the market for light sleepers. Here are our five of our currents favorites, from Marpac to HoMedics.

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Download these 5 apps to fight off flying monkeys, take 360-degree photos, and more

Hunting for new apps to try out on your shiny new iPhone 7 or 7 Plus? Take a look at some in our best apps of the week, including the new iOS Cardboard Camera app from Google, and Oz: Broken Kingdom.

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Keep the fire going with these 10 apps for couples

When you’re in a relationship, you should always try to keep that fire burning. Here are 10 romantic apps to help you stay closer to your loved one, whether you’re in need of a date suggestion or a safe space.

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[TA Deals] Pay what you want for these programming essentials

Let’s get you started in programming with a package of content that won’t break the bank. On Talk Android Deals, the Programming Into the Future bundle is up for grabs at a price decided by you. Hit the break for details on the deal. This is what’s included: Node.js: From Zero to Web Apps ($ 199 value) […]

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These flash tattoos aren’t just pretty — they can control your phone too

There’s both form and function built into these new flash tattoos from the MIT Media Lab. DuoSkin temporary tattoos usher in a new generation of wearables that behave almost like a second skin.

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Sweaty pits? Keep them dry and cool with these wearable pit-fans

Do you get sweaty armpits easily? Maybe you need to cool things down with these wearable fans that blast beautiful fresh air into your pits, keeping them as cool as possible at all points during the day.

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Google wants to help you find the cheapest hotel possible with these updates to search

Google has launched an update to its search engine designed to make traveling cheaper and help users find deals on both hotels and flights. For example, users can now be notified when a hotel fare drops below the norm.

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Snap and edit pictures like a pro with these great Android photo apps

They say the best camera is the one in your pocket. That said, check out a selection of our favorite photo-editing apps for Android, whether you need to crop a photo or outfit it with a old-school filter.

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Gear up with these five handy mobile accessories from CE Week

CE Week is winding down, and while most of the big players don’t have a large presence, there’s still a lot of new and exciting products to take a look at — take a peek at these five handy mobile accessories.

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These were our favorite games, hardware and toys from E3 2016

Another year, another massive, exciting E3 showcase. The biggest names in the video game industry brought out their newest games and hardware, including two console announcements (and controllers) from Xbox and a ton of fresh games from PlayStation w…
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Get the most out of your iPhone 6 and 6 Plus with these accessories

With an updated processor and larger screen, the iPhone 6 is bigger and better than any Apple smartphone before it. Check out some of our favorite accessories for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, whether you’re in the market for top-notch sound or a simple car mount.

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Master the art of accepting credit cards with these payment processors

Mobile payment processors and card readers are the greatest way to accept payments from the palm of your hand, but which one is right for you? Check out our comparison of Square, Dwolla, and five others platforms for a closer look at the competitive field.

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Download these five apps to share with groups, track your friends, and more

Every week we peruse the various app stores to find let you know what’s worth downloading. This week’s top five includes an app to boost creativity, share content to your friend groups, and more.

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Download these five great apps to send GIFs, wake up to The Rock, and more

Every week we hunt through the various app stores to find you the best to download. This week, we’ve got an alarm clock app from The Rock himself, a GIF keyboard from Giphy, and more.

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These threads can change color and could one day make your shirt a display

Imagine if instead of pulling your phone out to look at a notification you could just look at your sleeve? These color-changing threads, developed by researchers at UC Berkeley, could one day make that a reality.

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These 11 Google Play apps are stealing your hard-earned cash

Be very careful which payment apps you download from Google Play — a total of 11 apps were recently found on Google Play to be part of a phishing scam, whereby attackers used the apps to trick users into handing over login info for payment services.

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Download these five awesome new apps for iOS and Android

Another week has gone by, but it brought us a handful of new apps to try. This week’s list has an app that will reward you for donating to charity, as well as a calendar app that tells you the ongoings of our planetary system.

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These graphene-based nanobots suck up lead contamination to clean our oceans

These three-layered nanobots are a triple threat: Their graphene oxide exterior absorbs lead, their nickel middle allows researchers to control their movement via a magnetic field, and a coating of platinum on the inside functions as an engine

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These giant cyborg beetles can be controlled remotely, and could one day replace drones

By inserting electrodes into beetles’ leg muscles, scientists can now control the insects’ walking speed, gait, and length of steps

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Thanks to these designers, you can now 3D print just about everything you need for a wedding

Now 3D printing enables very special wedding rings based on the voice waves or faces. 3D printing also may end the agonizing search for the perfect dress. Can 3D printed wedding cakes be far behind?

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Download these 5 hot new apps: Reddit, Miitomo, Lego Jurassic World, and more

Need a game to kill some time? Lego Jurassic World has landed on iOS and Android — and lets you hunt as a dinosaur. Also, check out Reddit’s new app, a minimalist writing app, and more.

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These sensor-packed fake eggs are helping revive endangered vulture populations

3D-printed, sensor-packed eggs are helping save the vulture population by allowing conservationists to collect incubation data. At the International Centre for Birds of Prey in the UK, the eggs are making captivity breeding much safer and more successful.

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Download these 5 awesome new apps for iOS and Android

Hesitant to try investing in stocks? Try Stash, which is aiming to make the process less confusing. In fact, go ahead and try out all of our apps of the week. We found one that can translate what your cat says, too!

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You may want to curl up inside these cat houses designed by architects

Architects for Animals held a competition for cat house designs from architects. The results were pretty perfect, and the proceeds from an auction benefit FixNation, which spays and neuters strays.

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Check out these five apps of the week

Looking for new apps to download? Pick from these top five of the week, ranging from one that will file your taxes, one that will add more security to the websites you visit, to one that can deliver some dinner tonight.

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Ditch the cotton workout gear and try these cool technical fibers

If you regularly come back from winter runs or bike rides feeling chilled by sweat and the weather, your gear could be to blame. The key to great outdoor exercise gear for winter and the vagaries of spring is the fabric and fit.

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These smart hearing aids restore the beauty of music to those with hearing loss

A new hearing aid from Starkey Hearing Technologies is able to connect to the user’s smartphone through Bluetooth, after which users can stream music to their hearing aids and fine tune things like hearing aid volume.

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Feel like you’re flying in VR using these clever Samsung concept headphones

Samsung has flung the doors of its concept product lab open again, showing off three new projects, including a set of headphones that make VR a full-motion experience, and a pair of fun new apps.

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Hound, Roger, Anchor, and more: Check out these five apps of the week

Take a look at our top five new apps of the week. Roger is finally out on Android, and SoundHound brought Hound out of private beta. Tech newsletter Morning Reader also released an iOS and Android app, so you can keep up with the latest on the go.

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