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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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EU lending bank aims to cut funding for fossil fuel projects by 2020

The European Union has some very long-term environmental goals, but it might not wait around to make some crucial changes. The Guardian has seen proposals from the EU's lender, the European Investment Bank, that would bar funding for any energy infr…
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One UI 2.0 on Android Q coming soon, S11 to feature v2.1 in 2020

Samsung looks to be improving their update game with One UI 2.0 based on Android Q already slated for release on existing devices and the imminent Note 10 later this year. When Samsung first announced their revamped Android Pie-based ‘One UI‘ back in late 2018 it was received as a huge improvement over the much-maligned […]

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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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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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‘Driveclub’ online features shut down March 31st, 2020

Driveclub has struggled despite its early hype and eventual refinement, and now Sony is ready to end its troubled saga. The company has announced that the servers for Driveclub, Driveclub VR and Driveclub Bikes will all shut down just before midnigh…
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NBCUniversal to launch ad-supported TV streaming service in 2020

NBCUniversal isn't going to twiddle its thumbs while competitors like CBS dive deeper into streaming video. The broadcaster has unveiled plans for an ad-supported streaming service that will launch sometime in early 2020. It'll be 'free' if you wat…
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Rumor claims Google Hangouts will shut down in 2020

Stop us if you've heard this one before: there's a report that Google is considering either launching or shutting down a messaging app. 9to5Google said that based on a "source familiar with the product's internal roadmap," Google Hangouts as a consum…
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California has already hit its 2020 greenhouse gas emissions goal

The EPA may be in shambles after Scott Pruitt's short but brutal tenure, but California actually has some good news on the global warming front. The state is well ahead of its schedule for cutting greenhouse gases. According to data released by the C…
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Trump’s 2020 campaign might include ex-Cambridge Analytica staff

A handful of former Cambridge Analytica employees might be working on Donald Trump's re-election campaign. The Associated Press reports that two of its reporters overheard Matt Oczkowski, Cambridge Analytica's former head of product, say that he and…
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Toyota plans to start selling EVs in China in 2020

Toyota recently announced plans to design and build EVs with Mazda in the US, but it has big plans elsewhere, too. The automaker will produce electric cars in both China and India starting in 2020, it said in a pair of press releases. Up until now, T…
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‘Avatar’ sequels start arriving on December 18th, 2020

James Cameron has spent years drumming up hype for his Avatar sequels with little to show for it (the first sequel was originally due this December). However, his team is finally ready to commit to specific release dates — for all the new movies. Th…
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NASA picks three potential drill sites for Mars 2020

When the Mars 2020 rover reaches the red planet, it will quickly begin drilling for samples from its surface. NASA hasn't picked the exact drill site yet, but it has narrowed its choices down to three during a workshop with scientists in Monrovia, Ca…
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Robots expected to replace some five million jobs by 2020

A “Fourth Industrial Revolution,” characterized by unprecedented “developments in genetics, artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, 3D printing, and biotechnology,” may soon be upon us, replacing five million jobs by 2020.

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