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Ready to learn how to start coding? Talk Android Deals is running a promotion where you can pick up a ton of different courses and materials, and you can pick how much you want to pay for it. Read on and we’ll tell you what’s in it. The Legendary Learn to Code bundle includes 13 […]

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Xiaomi wins big on first quarter expectations, jumping 27%

Xiaomi has long been one of the most promising Android manufacturers, despite having a very limited reach for the first part of smartphones’ existence. But now that the company has started to expand outside of their home country of China things are looking better than ever, and that trend could continue if their largest competitor […]

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Watch trailers for each ‘Black Mirror’ episode in season five

With season five of Black Mirror set to debut on June 5th, Netflix released trailers for each of the season's three episodes. They star Anthony Mackie and Miley Cyrus — along with Topher Grace, Andrew Scott and Pom Klementieff. The show sticks to it…
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The Morning After: Huawei’s bad news and ‘Game of Thrones’

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. More bad news for Huawei, but the company seems prepared to face the repercussions of stalled US-China trade discussions. Elsewhere, Sony improved its great noise-cancelling cans in the best way possible: announ…
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Samsung’s older watches get One UI update, including Galaxy Watch, Gear S3, and Gear Sport

When Samsung announced the Galaxy Watch Active this year, it came with their “mobile” version of One UI, the newer, sleeker software that was found on Samsung handsets running Android 9.0 Pie. It includes a few new features and an easier to navigate interface, but we were all really hoping to see it back ported […]

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GM will deliver over-the-air updates to ‘most’ vehicles by 2023

Today, General Motors unveiled its new electronics system. The platform will make "smartphone-like" over-the-air software updates possible, and it should be rolled out in most GM vehicles by 2023, the company says. We'll see it first in the 2020 Cadi…
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HBO teases 2020 return for ‘Westworld’ with a new trailer

While everyone figures out what they think of the Game of Thrones finale, HBO has pitched a reason to stick around with its first trailer for the third season of Westworld. This one doesn't take us back to the Old West, India or an age of Shoguns and…
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NASA’s Astrobee cube robot completes first hardware tests in space

NASA just inched closer to having robots take care of spacecraft. The agency recently completed its first hardware checkouts for Bumble (above), one of three Astrobee robots that will research automated caretaking aboard the International Space Stat…
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Google stats show how much a recovery number prevents phishing

In case you haven't already set up a recovery phone number for your Google account, and enabled extra security features like multifactor authentication, the search giant is using hard data to explain why you should. Interestingly, studies (1)(2) rese…
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This week in tech history: Google Assistant is born

At Engadget, we spend every day looking at how technology will shape the future. But it's also important to look back at how far we've come. That's what This Week in Tech History does. Join us every weekend for a recap of historical tech news, annive…
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Amazon’s new Fire 7 tablets keep their cheap price but deliver some key upgrades

Amazon has announced a refresh of their Fire 7 tablets, which will be officially available in a couple of weeks on June 6th. These new tablets stick to the same tried-and-true design that Amazon loves, and they’re still only going to be $ 49. But they do offer some key upgrades over the older tablets that […]

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Gmail’s log of all of your purchases pops up in the privacy debate

As we become ever more aware about the data companies are tracking about us, we're even more concerned about how they're using it. During I/O 2019, Google highlighted efforts to streamline the way people can view and manage the data it stores about t…
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The Asus Zenfone 6 is a better OnePlus 7 for the US

Asus’ newest flagship offers excellent hardware with a few quirks at a great price, and takes the American value-flagship crown in the US since the OnePlus 7 won’t be. Asus bore a disappointing history of half-baked and overpriced phones until they launched the underappreciated Zenfone 5 and 5Z last year at excellent prices, however the […]

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Nissan’s ProPilot 2.0 driver assist allows hands-off highway driving

Nissan's ProPilot driver assist could comfortably control the car with little to no input already, as Autoblog experienced on a road trip last year, but it still required a driver's hand on the wheel. Now the company has announced ProPilot 2.0 will l…
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Android’s Live Transcribe gets sound alerts and transcript saving

Google is making Live Transcribe, its Android app for easy voice transcription, a lot more useful. Now, in addition to jotting down spoken words, it'll also make you aware of things like a dog barking or audience clapping. It'll give deaf and hard of…
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Powerbeats Pro review: The best-sounding Beats headphones yet

Despite being a hugely popular headphone brand, Beats has had one glaring hole in its wireless headphone lineup: true wireless earbuds. Thanks to a hint in iOS code, the Powerbeats Pro weren't exactly a well-kept secret, and as expected, they carry t…
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Oculus Quest will have Bigscreen’s VR theater on launch

You can use the Oculus Quest standalone and the Rift S tethered headsets to watch movies and play games on a massive virtual screen as soon as they become available. Bigscreen, the popular VR movie theater, has confirmed that it's one of the the devi…
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China is blocking Wikipedia in every language

China has blocked Wikipedia to varying degrees over the years, but now that censorship appears to be farther-reaching. A recent Open Observatory of Network Interference report has shown that China started blocking Wikipedia in all languages sometime…
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Asus Zenfone 6 leaked in all its slightly wonky glory

Asus is only hours from launching their next value flagship but a fresh full leak reveals it will sport a near-bezelless display and wonky but versatile flipping camera system. Nobody expected much from Asus’ Zenfone 5 and 5Z ‘iClones’ last year and so we were pleasantly surprised when the phones turned out to be great […]

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The Morning After: OnePlus 7 Pro review

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Good morning, there! We've test-driven Mercedes' luxurious EV, reviewed the just-released OnePlus 7 Pro and heard about a dual-screened gaming laptop. We need a little more convincing on that last one.
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Denon parent Sound United now owns Pioneer and Onkyo home audio

The audio world just got noticeably smaller. Sound United, the parent company for brands like Denon, Polk Audio and Marantz, has reached a deal to buy Onkyo's home audio division, including everything from smart speakers to receivers and turntables….
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[TA Deals] Save big on a lifetime subscription to VPN Unlimited with our May discount code!

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

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HP’s Omen X 2s is a dual-screen gaming laptop

Now that most gaming laptops are thin, light and powerful, what can a company do to stand out from the crowd? HP has the answer with the Omen X 2S, which packs the "world's first dual-screen design," the company said. The primary 15-inch panel is a…
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[Deal] Grab a big saving on these discounted Anker Accessories

Kicking off the week in style is Anker with a veritable slew of accessory deals in the US and the UK, ranging from cordless chainsaws, chargers, and security cameras to soundbars, headphones and Bluetooth speakers, all from your favorite online retailer. There’s a lot to cover so join us after the break for more details. […]

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Nokia 1 Plus Review: Software costs hardware

Amongst a lineup of great value devices, Nokia’s most budget offering falls disappointingly short; providing a laggy, buggy, and all-around frustrating experience with only a few perks which are overshone.

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CO2 levels are the highest since humanity began

CO2 levels on Earth have officially hit 415 parts per million (ppm), according to readings taken at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Huawei. That's the highest level since homo sapiens came onto the planet, meteorologist Eric Holthaus tweeted, and repres…
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Botched update crashes hundreds of Netherlands police ankle monitors

Mangled software updates are a headache for everyday users, but they created serious trouble for Dutch law enforcement in recent days. Officials have revealed that a software update created a "disruption" for hundreds of ankle monitors used to track…
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Google is nixing a pretty big Android Auto feature on smartphones

One of the coolest features about Android Auto is that if you have an Android smartphone, you can use it, regardless of whether or not you’re using an Android Auto head unit in your vehicle. Simply open the Android Auto app and let your phone turn into the hub for your vehicle. But like all […]

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Samsung’s regular Galaxy S10 model might be its least popular option, according to declining Q1 smartphone numbers

Analysts have been warning about smartphone market saturation for a while now, and it’s certainly slowed down the growth of the market in the past few years. It’s never caused a major decline in sales, however, but Q1 in 2019 might have just started that trend. It’s had some interesting impacts on manufacturers, too. Samsung […]

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Germany tests its first ‘electric highway’ for trucks

Germany is joining the ranks of those countries betting on "electric highways" to foster eco-friendly trucking. The country has started real-world tests of an eHighway system on a 3.1-mile stretch of the Autobahn between Frankfurt and Darmstadt, wit…
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Tinder preps ‘Lite’ version of its dating app for data-limited areas

Add Tinder to the growing list of tech giants launching lightweight apps to reel in more users. As part of an earnings call, Match Group divulged plans for a Tinder Lite app that would be smaller and better-suited to area where cellular data "comes…
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Google’s Android Q Beta 3 rolls out with 53 gender-neutral emoji

While much of the fuss about the Android Q Beta 3 has centered around the number of handsets participating in the beta program, the new navigation gestures, and the presence of a system-wide dark mode, there is also 230 new emoji present in Emoji 12.0. This new batch of emoji includes a yawning face, a […]

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Google Pixel 3a gets a teardown and comes out way better than expected

The last major phone teardown that made the news was Samsung’s poorly designed Galaxy Fold. It didn’t last very long, either, since Samsung contacted iFixit and asked them to remove it, stirring up even more bad press. The good news for Google is that their Pixel 3a looks (relatively) easy to take apart and repair, […]

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TiVo plans to split its product and licensing divisions

TiVo, one of the early makers of DVRs, has been on the hunt for potential buyers. The company announced it is splitting its product and intellectual property licensing divisions on Friday, perhaps in hopes of becoming more attractive to buyers. It ho…
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Elon Musk will go to court over ‘pedo guy’ comments

Elon Musk hasn't had success avoiding a trial over his accusations that cave rescue diver Vernon Unsworth was a "pedo guy." Judge Stephen Wilson has determined that the defamation lawsuit is strong enough to go to trial, with the court battle due to…
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Google has no idea what it’s doing with Discover

Google has altered the UI for their Feed/Discover repeatedly over the last 5 years, however the latest update hearkens back a few of them to when it was better anyway. Google first introduced ‘Now‘ back in 2012 and has since acted as a great little hub for many changing things including reminders, updates, events, and […]

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iFixit peeks inside the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL to see what’s missing

Now that Google has come back to the midrange phone market, the folks at iFixit have peered inside the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL to see what you do (or don't) get for your money. Just like their more expensive Pixel 3 counterparts, both of these pack…
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Samsung announced the first 64MP mobile image sensor

Samsung has just launched two new Isocell mobile image sensors including the world’s first 64MP module and a revamped 48MP unit. Samsung’s Isocell brand of mobile imaging hardware have been around for years, and whilst they play second fiddle to Sony‘s market dominance due to generally lower quality results, they often also lead in technologies. […]

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Play the original ‘Minecraft’ in your browser, for free

Minecraft is celebrating its 10th birthday by making its Classic version easily playable on web browsers. You don't need to download any files to make it work, and you don't have to pay a cent for access. Since Classic was only the second phase in th…
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Netflix completes ‘Kimmy Schmidt’ with an interactive episode in 2020

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt fans will get one more episode of the series, which ended its four season run on Netflix in January. During a Netflix FYSEE panel about the series tonight, creator and executive producer Tina Fey announced plans for a Bander…
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Ford is taking its GoRide patient transport service nationwide

Ford has slowly but surely been expanding GoRide's reach ever since it launched the non-emergency medical transportation service. Now, the automaker has revealed its plans to deploy the system to 40 cities nationwide over the next four years after a…
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What we’re watching: ‘Lucifer,’ ‘Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men’

This week Lucifer returns from the dead for a fourth season on Netflix, while the streaming service also offers up its first season of The Society, with a description that includes the text "a modern take on Lord of the Flies." It also has Wine Count…
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[Deal] Save bigly on these Anker accessories

As the most popular accessory brand in the US, Anker is known for offering a wide variety of high-quality products at prices that won’t make your bank balance weep. Today’s batch of deals features a bunch of accessories ranging from Bluetooth speakers, earbuds, power banks, dash cams, wireless chargers and more at reduced prices in […]

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Windows 10 will get a built-in Linux kernel this summer

The suddenly-cozy relationship between Linux and Windows is taking another step forward, as Microsoft announced in a blog post that it's going to ship a full Linux kernel in Windows 10. It will arrive first with Insider preview builds by the end of J…
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Galaxy Buds review: Android’s AirPods?

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Buds alongside the Galaxy S10, replacing a couple iterations of the admittedly mediocre IconX earbuds. These new earbuds traded off some of the less important features from its predecessors while making improvements in all the right places, at least according to Samsung. They’re compact, sound good, easily connect to your phone, […]

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[TA Deals] Name your price for the Complete Ruby on Rails Master Class bundle

Ruby is a fairly easy to learn, flexible programming language that’s a great place to start if you’re just getting into development. And if you already have some development skills, you’re in great shape to add to your skill list and become just a little bit better. Right now we’re offering a deal where you […]

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OnePlus 7 Pro will be one of the few phones with an HDR10+ display

OnePlus isn’t holding anything back from the OnePlus 7 Pro this year. We already know it’ll be nicking some high-end features from the competition, like curved displays, 5G, and super fast storage, but the display looks to be one area where OnePlus wants to be better, not just match the other guys. While it’s already […]

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Card skimming hack targets 201 campus stores in North America

The infamous Magecart card skimming hack has been used to make life miserable for college students. Trend Micro has discovered that a hacking group, currently nicknamed Mirrorthief, relied on the scripting technique to steal card data from 201 onlin…
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US Air Force successfully shoots down multiple missiles with a laser

The US Air Force just edged closer to its goal of outfitting aircraft with laser weapons. Testers at the White Sands Missile Range have successfully shot down multiple air-launched missiles using the Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiE…
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