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This is how you mute those annoying WhatsApp chats forever

Are you an unwilling participant in a WhatsApp group or just tired of the persistent, incessant notifications of ultra-chatty members waking your phone up and generally annoying you? If the answer is yes you’ll be glad to note that you can now mute WhatsApp conversations until Ad infinitum, or forever as most people would say. […]

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This official video reveals the OnePlus 8T’s stunning new design

October 14th is the day when the OnePlus 8T will be officially unveiled with the brand seemingly intent on drip-feeding us tiny leaks on the phone’s design and features during the run-up to the launch. This time, we’ve got something to ogle at in the form of a video showing off the glossy glass rear […]

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Flash Player goes away at the end of this year, and it’s taking FarmVille with it

FarmVille was one of the first big Facebook games that really solidified social media’s place in the gaming industry, and it left a huge impact on the market whether you were into it or not. Even if you weren’t playing it, I can guarantee you probably saw at least a few of those FarmVille requests […]

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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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The Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a (5G) are coming this fall

The Pixel 4a launched today with a bump in specs and a very affordable $ 349 price tag but missing a feature that is present on its non-US competitors such as the recently launched OnePlus Nord – 5G. Google has got this area covered with a couple of new handsets set to launch in a couple […]

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Android 11 is known as Red Velvet Cake within Google, but you probably won’t hear it called this

Android 11 is known as Red Velvet Cake within Google, but you probably won’t hear it called by this engineering code name – at least, away from tech websites! The All About Android podcast interviewed Google’s Android VP of Engineering, Dave Burke, and during the conversation, he alluded to the up-and-coming Android’s engineering codename – […]

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Samsung Galaxy A51 review: Doctor, there’s a fly in this ointment

With the mid-range segment more crowded than ever before, we thought it was time to take a look at a phone that will likely sell in big numbers across the world; Samsung’s Galaxy A51. With a restrained but still attractive design, the A51 features quadruple rear cameras, an AMOLED display with a centrally located punch-hole […]

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What’s on TV this week: ‘Artemis Fowl’ and ‘Pokémon Journeys’

This week Disney+ is premiering Artemis Fowl on streaming, a movie that had been scheduled for a theatrical release. On Netflix, Pokémon Journeys is streaming, and season three of the Marcella will arrive. Meanwhile, for gamers a brand new Samurai Sh…
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Will the Galaxy Note 20 launch on August 5th this year?

We’re itching for more Galaxy Note 20 details, but we might not have to wait too much longer for something official directly from Samsung. A new rumor has popped up confirming when Samsung’s next Unpacked will be, and the date falls in line pretty squarely with previous Galaxy Note launches. Galaxy Note 20 launch date […]

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The Motorola RAZR 2 is supposedly coming this year with a bigger screen, better processor

The Motorola RAZR had a fairly bumpy launch. People couldn’t buy it, there were tons of quality control issues, and at the end of the day it just didn’t seem like a great phone. Well, even mediocre phones can still get successors, and it looks like the Motorola RAZR 2 is right around the corner. […]

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Apple supplier Broadcom suggests a delayed iPhone launch this year

There’s no official word about any iPhone delay yet, but Bloomberg reports that Broadcom CEO Hock Tan’s comments on a quarterly earnings call lend credence to their earlier rumor that the new device will launch a few weeks later than usual. New mains…
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Be careful: this wallpaper can cause your Android phones to lock up

It’s pretty rare for anyone’s phone to become completely bricked outside of hardware failures. Tinkering around with ROMs and third-party hacks can certainly do the trick, but besides those things it’s just not something that you’d have to worry about. But apparently something’s happened with a particular wallpaper floating around the internet that can cause […]

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What’s on TV this week: HBO Max, ‘Space Force’ and ‘Uncut Gems’

This week HBO makes its assault on streaming with the new HBO Max service. At launch it will include tons of archival content like the back catalog of Friends, Rick & Morty and 2001: A Space Odyssey, as well as a fleet of new original shows, movi…
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We hosted a virtual Iftar this Ramadan on YouTube, bringing together a global community

Like millions of families around the world, my family and I have been breaking our fast this Ramadan in the safety of our own home in the sunny city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia — something I am very grateful for. Although I love my family, and I am thankful to have them here with me this Ramadan, something was still missing.

So I reached out to a few of my friends (Omar Hussein, Noor Stars, the Saudi Reporters, Asrar Aref, and the Anasala Family) and asked them if they wanted to come over for Iftar, and to bring millions of their friends with them.

On Tuesday, May 19, we decided to break our fast together at 6:32 p.m. — sunset in Saudi Arabia. We played games, showed-off our cooking skills, and finally broke our fast along with thousands of people who joined us from across the country and beyond.

What’s incredible is that people all around the world have been trying to find innovative ways to create that sense of togetherness during the holy month while staying safe. Earlier this month, creators in Indonesia came together and hosted a virtual Iftar, bringing together people from all over the country. Also next week, on May 26 at 8 p.m. EEST, Arab popstar Nancy Ajram is going to host a special Eid celebration concert on her YouTube channel.

I am proud I got to be part of this incredible experience that showed the world the power of YouTube and the creator community. Bringing this many people together during this difficult time is truly rewarding.

From all of us, we wish you a Ramadan Kareem and a blessed Eid ahead.

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This third-party app allows 4K 60fps video recording on the Pixel 4

Google was criticized around the launch of the Pixel 4 because they weren’t allowing 4K 60fps video recording. The phone seems like it should capable of it considering it’s a pretty advanced camera, but Google hasn’t budged or enabled the feature. But this is Android we’re talking about, and there’s always a way to get […]

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WSJ: Google will ‘likely’ face antitrust lawsuits later this year

For nearly a year there have been reports about the Justice Department investigating Google for antitrust violations when it comes to search and advertising. Now, the Wall Street Journal reports it’s “likely” that the DoJ and state attorneys general…
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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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[Deal] Grab this EasyAcc 26,000mAh Power Bank for just $22.49 and save 50%

Having a power bank that can charge multiple devices simultaneously and still have some juice left in the tank is one of the fundamental features of this EasyAcc external charger that has a massive 26000mAh battery capacity. The 26000mAh Power Bank usually costs $ 45.99 but you can now buy it for just $ 22.49, which gives […]

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YouTube TV doubles down on ViacomCBS content this summer with 14 extra channels

With the coronavirus lockdown resulting in streaming services scrabbling for more content to satiate those of us that are self-isolating, YouTube TV is set to add more than a dozen new channels to its line-up courtesy of a new multi-year agreement with ViacomCBS. As the third most popular live TV streaming services in the US, […]

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This is when your OPPO smartphone will be updated to ColorOS 7/Android 10

We’ve all experienced the frustration of mashing the ‘Check for Updates’ button in Settings to be given the infuriating reply of ‘Up-to-date’ when we know perfectly well that other users have just been upgraded to version gazillion of the Android OS. Taking the guesswork and FOMO factor out of the equation is OPPO with its […]

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This insane Xiaomi patent shows a phone twisting to move cameras around

The front-facing camera has been an issue for phone manufacturers for several years now. Everyone wants a full display that goes edge-to-edge, but you have to figure out where to put camera hardware. With bigger bezels, this is no problem, but when bezels starting shrinking manufacturers tried different things. We’ve had display notches, which are […]

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Check out this Samsung Galaxy S8 running Windows 10

Hacking and tinkering with the software on Android phones is nothing new. In fact, it’s probably a big part of the reason why the platform is as popular as it is. But it’s always interesting to see that being taken to the next level. Which, in this case, is a Galaxy S8 running Microsoft’s Windows […]

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Add Digital Wellbeing to Android TV with this simple app

Digital Wellbeing controls on smartphones is a good thing. It helps you control how much time you’re spending looking down at your favorite screen and can keep you aware of just how much time you’re wasting on social media or playing games. But Android TV feels like it should have this feature, too. After all, […]

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Always-On Display coming to OnePlus phones sometime this year

OnePlus is reportedly testing bringing an Always-On Display feature to its phones. We don’t know exactly when that’ll happen, but it’s confirmed to be in the works directly from the company. The confirmation comes OnePlus’s IDEAS program, where users can submit their most wanted features on OnePlus phones. OnePlus Always-On Display If you’ve wanted an […]

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Watch Netflix with your friends in quarantine with this Chrome extension

You might be missing some social interaction if you’re stuck inside, waiting out the current spread of COVID-19. But you don’t have to be completely alone, and I’m not talking about spamming memes in your Discord server, either. Check out the Netflix Party extension for Google Chrome instead. Netflix Party Chrome extension This extension is […]

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DOOM Eternal rips onto Stadia this Friday, The Division 2 available now with cross-play and cross-save

If you’re looking for a way to spend your weekend indoors, have you checked out DOOM Eternal? We already knew it was coming this Friday on March 20th, but Google is officially ready to kick off its demon-slaying partnership. The game is launching the same day as it does on other platforms (Xbox One, PlayStation […]

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[Deal] Stream away this weekend with a discount on the NVIDIA Shield TV

Looking for a new device to make your week go by a little faster? Retailers are dropping the price on the NVIDIA Shield TV, making it a great time to upgrade your home theater setup to take advantage of all the extra time you’ll have to stream some TV. This discount knocks the price of […]

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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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What’s on TV this week: ‘Castlevania’ and Pixar movies in 4K

This week FX's tie-up with Hulu begins, and it's streaming the first couple episodes of Devs. On Netflix, a big week of releases includes the Mark Wahlberg-starring movie Spenser Confidential, season three of its animated Castlevania series, and seas…
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Could you live with this budget Android for four years?

Five years ago, Sharad Mittal had a dilemma. He and his wife had just watched Noah, a movie starring Russell Crowe with a heavy environmental message underneath its retelling of the classic Biblical tale. The movie moved him deeply, giving him a new…
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Hot Wheels brings its NFC-enabled stat-tracker to even more toys this year

For stats-obsessed kids, last year's release of Hot Wheels ID was a godsend. The NFC-based system let you scan your cars into the app to keep tabs on how fast and how far the cars in your collection had traveled. And it definitely solved the problem…
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What’s on TV this week: ‘Doctor Who’

Our last collection of listings for 2019 looks into the new year, where we'll dive into another season of Doctor Who. Blu-ray and videogame releases largely take the week off, but there's still going to be a lot of new stuff on streaming. Meanwhile,…
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[Poll] This is how our readers watch TV shows and movies

Last week we asked how our readers watched movies and TV shows. There are tons of options these days, like streaming services, buying movies both physical and digital, and sticking to the tried-and-true cable and satellite boxes. So how do our readers watch TV? I don’t think the results are very surprising. A huge majority […]

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Google Pay adds support for 18 more international banks, totaling almost 100 additions this quarter

Google has been on a hot streak of expanding Google Pay to more banks around the world, with a huge addition of 68 happening just a couple months ago. They expanded on that again last month with a handful more, and now there’s yet another 18 banks ready to be used with Google’s digital payment […]

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Flickr owner: We need more paying subscribers to keep this going

It looks like Flickr needs more paying members to continue existing. Don MacAskill, the CEO of SmugMug, which purchased the photo repository from Verizon-owned Yahoo last year, is asking users for help. "…Flickr — the world's most-beloved, money-l…
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What’s on TV this week: ‘The Expanse’ season four

This week Netflix is taking its foot off on the gas with just one major release, a new comedy special from Michelle Wolf. Meanwhile, Amazon is firing off a new season of its big sci-fi acquisition, The Expanse, and Hulu is delivering the third and fi…
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Save $80 on a Sonos Beam this Black Friday

With just a couple of days before the official start of Black Friday, Sonos has detailed what you can expect from its sale. Later this week, you'll be able to save on the company's Beam, Playbar, Playbase and Sub speakers, as well as its Amp amplifie…
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What’s on TV this week: ‘Death Stranding’

Hideo Kojima's next game is almost here. Later this week you can finally play Death Stranding on your PS4 and probably either be confused about what exactly the game is, or thoroughly enjoy being confused about exactly what the game is. Other options…
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This Android malware is impossible to uninstall and somehow survives factory resets

It’s been a pretty bad month for security-minded people, and it’s not getting better. Apparently there’s some new Android malware floating around, and it goes beyond your average annoying app on the Play Store that just serves up a bunch of intrusive ads. This new malware, dubbed xHelper, is apparently exploiting some flaws in Android […]

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[Deal] This fast-charging 13000mAh Anker battery pack is 31% off right now

If you’re in the market for a new battery pack, Anker has a killer deal on one of their fast charging portable batteries. It’s a 13000mAh battery so it’s sizable enough to recharge even the biggest phones a few times, and it works with Anker’s zippy IQ charging to charge up your phone pretty quickly. […]

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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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[TA Deals] Grab this HP 14″ Chromebook for just $99 right now (66% off)

In need of a new laptop but don’t want to spend a ton of cash? If a Chromebook fits your needs, you can usually find some pretty great deals and sales, including this 14″ HP Chromebook that’s currently 66% off. Yep, right now you can score this Chrome OS laptop for just $ 99, which is […]

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Tesla will reportedly raise prices in China again this week

Buying a Tesla in China could be more expensive in the very near future. The automaker will increase prices on its cars in the country this Friday, according to Reuters. That potential price lift is said to be in response to the yuan weakening agains…
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[Deal] Save big this weekend on these Anker accessories

As we leap into the weekend with unbridled joy Anker has discounted a veritable slew of accessories to keep your smart devices charged at home or on the road. There are deals on wireless chargers, car chargers, power banks, Dashcams, Bluetooth speakers, and even some power cables, all available on your favorite online retailer. As […]

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[TA Deals] Make your own standing desk with this discounted tabletop converted (17% off)

Standing desks can be more comfortable for some people, and they’re certainly better for your health. If you’re working for long periods of time, it’s better to stand up instead of being sedentary for hours, and that’ll pay off with less back pain and hear problems down the line. Standing desks, however, can be expensive. […]

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The Razer Phone 2 is still half off, and there’s no strings attached this time

The Razer Phone 2 has seen some steep discounts lately, but normally the price drops come with some hoops to jump through, like activating it at a specific retailer through a specific carrier. If you don’t want to deal with those headaches, though, now’s the time to jump on the phone. It’s on a pretty […]

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[TA Deals] Grab a ton of ThunderDrive Cloud Storage for life with this massive discount

You can never have too much cloud storage, but it sucks to have to pay for tons and tons of it every month, especially if you’re just using it as a backup. Fortunately for you, we’ve got a massive discount on a lifetime subscription to ThunderDrive, offering up to 2TB of space at one low […]

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Watch this ‘Heartman’ cutscene to learn more about ‘Death Stranding’

Hideo Kojima's upcoming "cinematic adventure" game for PlayStation 4 is still quite a mystery, but this Death Stranding trailer that debuted at Comic-Con last week reveals more about it. Leaks of the video appeared online recently, but now you can wa…
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[TA Deals] Start building your own robots with this Edge Kit for Arduino (21% off)

If you like to tinker, you’ve probably heard of Arduino, which is great for anyone looking to get into DIY robots and automation. And if you already have an Arduino, we’ve got a really cool kit that’s going to make it even more fun to play with. The Rollarm Kit for Arduino will allow you […]

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Nokia is bringing the feature phone back, but this time they’re using Android, too

Feature phones still have a place in the market, however small. In countries like the US, there’s still some small demand for a phone that’s a little more basic without all the bells and whistles of something like a Galaxy S10, and in emerging markets there’s a need for devices that are less expensive and […]

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