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MoviePass closes the curtains for good (finally)

MoviePass, the subscription movie-going experience that set the internet on fire last year, has finally announced that they’re closing up shop. And no, it’s not like that 4th of July weekend where they just quit for a few days. MoviePass is done for good. This closure is probably long overdue, since MoviePass never actually figured […]

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Huawei’s Mate X folding smartphone could finally launch next month

First revealed during MWC 2019 back in February, Huawei’s Mate X folding smartphone has been the subject of delays and rumored tweaks, which is understandable when you consider the issues that Samsung has faced with its Galaxy Fold. While an exact date has yet to be announced, it seems that the Huawei’s Mate X could […]

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Late to the party, but Apple Music finally has a web interface now

Apple has finally rolled out a web interface for their Apple Music service, adding a feature that most other music streaming services have had for years now. Google Play Music, Spotify, YouTube, etc. all already offer this, but hey, that’s just the Apple way. Better late than never Snark aside, it’s a nice feature to […]

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Apple Music finally picks up Chromecast support, but only on Android

Despite being an Apple product, Apple Music on Android seems to get a good bit of attention. It doesn’t have a very Android-esque interface, obviously, but if you can get past that, Apple’s music streaming service is still a serious competitor even without an iOS device. We’d heard some rumors that Apple would be adding […]

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LG’s really late to the mobile payment party, but finally brings LG Pay to the US

Mobile wallets and mobile payment systems have slowed down now that we’ve got a few major competitors, but you still see new entrants from time to time. On Android devices, Samsung Pay and Google Pay are the obvious options, while Apple users get Apple Pay. Other than that, it’s hard to see any other app […]

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London’s Tube will finally offer 4G coverage from next year

It's finally happening: 4G is coming to the London Underground. After years of promises, Londoners will at last be able to check their email while traveling on the Tube.
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JBL’s much-delayed Link Bar is finally on sale

Tech sites are well known for using the word ‘finally’ far too often, but in this case, I think it is perfectly justified because JBL’s Link Bar has finally gone on sale. First announced during 2018, the soundbar that pulls triple duty as an Android TV box and the smart speaker thanks to the Google […]

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Google will finally catch up to Apple’s cameras with wide color support on the Pixel 4

There’s no argument that Android phones have made huge strides in the last few years, with heavy hitters from Samsung, Huawei, and Google’s own Pixel line delivering phenomenal mobile photography. They all typically get really close to Apple’s iPhone camera, if not beating it out entirely, but there’s one area where Apple’s cameras still do […]

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We’re finally seeing the first signs of dark mode coming to the Gmail app

Google has been building out dark mode updates to many of their major apps, but there are still a few that are missing the blacked out interface. Gmail is a big one, which is pretty strange considering just how popular Gmail is around the world and how important it is to Google’s business. It looks […]

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Honor 20 Pro could go on sale soon after finally getting Google certification

Huawei’s ongoing troubles with the US government’s decision to place it on the ‘entity’ list came just before the launch of the Honor 20 Pro on May 21st. The impact of the blacklisting meant that although the regular Honor 20 achieved Google certification before the cutoff date of May 16th, the Pro version was left […]

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Samsung finally delivers on bringing Night Mode to the Galaxy S9’s camera

Samsung launched their new Night Mode on the Galaxy S10, which is something many considered part of the One UI update. But it really wasn’t, since the enhanced low light photography modes never made their way back to the Galaxy S9, even though One UI came with Android Pie to older devices. And sure, the […]

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It’s taken 11 months but the Google Assistant can finally talk like John Legend

With Google I/O 2019 a little over a month away, it’s time to reflect back on a feature that was first promised at I/O 2018, which was the promise that the Google Assistant would soon be able to answer your requests using John Legend’s voice. Fast forward to April 2019 and John Legend’s voice is […]

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Firefox finally takes fuller advantage of your iPad

Your choices for iPad-friendly web browsers just got ever-so-slightly larger. Mozilla has released an arguably overdue version of Firefox that aims to take better advantage of the iPad's extra screen real estate. It supports iOS' built-in split scr…
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Unlocked Galaxy S9 and S9+ finally receiving Pie-based OneUI

Over a month after Samsung began the stable rollout of their refreshed, Android Pie-based One UI software to carrier-locked S9 and S9+ devices, the update is now finally showing up for the unlocked variants in the US and elsewhere also. Samsung announced that their Android Pie-based updates would feature a redesign in early November with a […]

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Moto G6 Plus finally receives its Android Pie 9.0 update

One of the draws of Motorola‘s G-series only a few years ago was its nearly-stock Android system and fast updates – almost like a proto-Android-One setup. However, ever since Google sold Motorola to Lenovo in 2014 and was relegated to merely a brand, the classic phone manufacturer’s devices have disappointingly gone from being amongst the first […]

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Essential Phone is finally out of rope, showing out of stock from most retailers

The Essential Phone was a flawed but extremely promising device, but it really struggled to overcome some of the mistakes and missteps from Essential out of the gate. Miscommunication, stock issues, and some software issues plagued the device, and it never really took off. Even ridiculous sales couldn’t do much to help the phone gain […]

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LG’s XBOOM AI ThinQ WK9 Smart Display finally goes on sale for $200

What’s in a name, I hear you ask? Let’s take Google’s Home Hub as an example, ‘Home Hub’ simply rolls off the tongue like a good quality brandy. By contrast, the LG XBOOM AI ThinQ model WK9 rolls off the tongue like you are spitting out Lego bricks. In case you were wondering, the XBOOM […]

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Google finally admits that dark mode helps with battery life on OLED displays

It’s something that most Samsung users have been aware of since the Galaxy S2 launched; AMOLED (OLED) displays use much less power when showing dark or true black wallpapers. In its quest to implement its Material Design that brought blinding white brightness to its apps as well as encouraging app developers to follow suit, Google has […]

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YouTube app on Android finally gets a beta program

The good thing about Gboard and Chrome on Android is that their beta program handles tests and features prior to them hitting the masses. YouTube has utilized server-side tests that basically use random users as guinea pigs, but it now has an official beta program to (supposedly) stop that practice. I’d much rather have tests […]

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Google is finally testing manual backups with Android Pie

One feature that’s pretty much always been sorely missed on Android compared to iOS is the ability to make full, complete data backups on demand to ease transitioning in between devices. Apple offers stellar iCloud/iTunes backups, but the closest thing you’d get with that on Android would be on a rooted device utilizing recovery backups. And […]

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Facebook Messenger finally gets its sleek, simplified redesign, plus a dark mode

Facebook teased a simplified redesign for its Messenger app earlier this year, also indicating that the next refresh for the app would come with a dark mode. Now that update is finally rolling out from Facebook directly, so users should expect to see it over the coming weeks. The update rearranges the navigation bar on […]

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Twitter finally brings the chronological timeline back

If you are a Twitter user, you are probably familiar with the frustration of seeing your timeline showing tweets that were posted hours ago instead of ones from a few seconds ago. Twitter’s policy of showing the ‘Best Tweets First’ meant that the timeline was a confusing mess, but there is hope on the horizon […]

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Google Home Max finally launches in the UK

In the midst of IFA 2018 fever, the Google Home Max has finally launched in the UK having first been announced last October. The Google Home Max has been on sale in the US since November last year, bringing deeper base a beefier sound than its cheaper siblings, the Google Home and Home Mini. In […]

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Google’s digital wellbeing tools for YouTube are finally rolling out

Back at Google I/O this year, Google announced some digital wellbeing tools for YouTube and Android. Now that Android 9 Pie is official we have access to some of those system-wide tools, but the YouTube update has been elusive all year. It’s finally starting to roll out, though, so you’ll soon be able to keep […]

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OnePlus finally gets a US carrier to sell phones on store shelves

OnePlus has always tried to sell phones by cutting unnecessary corners to keep costs low, but one of those corners was in full distribution that you see with other manufacturers. You can’t walk into most stores, check out a OnePlus 6, and walk out with a phone in a big and a ton of accessories. […]

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WeTransfer finally lands on Android

It is hard to imagine that there are app developers out there that still limit themselves to the iOS world considering how dominant Android is. Nevertheless, they are out there. However, the group got smaller by one with the announcement this past Friday that WeTransfer is now available for Android through the Google Play Store. […]

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Bonjour, Alexa: Amazon’s Echo finally comes to France

While all my American and UK colleagues have had access to Amazon's Alexa for years, I've been left out of the party here in France. At last, however, folks in the nation (and Monaco) can parlez Francais with Alexa on Amazon's Echo, Echo Dot and Echo…
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YouTube TV finally getting voice remote feature

Google has been updating a lot of their apps and services recently, but one that has not received much attention is YouTube TV. However, users of the service may notice a new pop-up message the next time they launch the app on their smartphone letting them know that a new “voice remote” feature is available. […]

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Flat Earth advocate finally launches his homemade rocket

For years, "Mad" Mike Hughes has not only insisted that the Earth is flat, but has maintained he could prove it by launching himself into space with his own rocket. He even claimed to have launched a homebrew rocket in 2014, but didn't have evidence…
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Amazon may finally bring its full retail business to Brazil

In 2017, Amazon Brazil started allowing third-party sellers to list their items on the website. Apparently, though, that could've been just the beginning of the e-commerce titan's expansion in the biggest retail market in Latin America. According to…
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Florida may finally implement full ban on texting while driving

There are 43 states that currently treat texting while driving as a primary offense, but Florida isn't one of them — you have to break another law before texting enters the picture. However, less-than-attentive commuters might not get away with it…
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LG’s G6 is finally getting a taste of Oreo, but only in China for now

Although the LG G6 launched several months before the much improved V30, it’s finally dipping its toes into Oreo waters. The V30 started receiving Android 8.0 Oreo in South Korea on December 26th, so it’s nice to see LG paying attention to the G6 as well. This only a beta version and limited to China […]

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Amazon finally stops being stubborn, brings Prime Video to Android TV

Yep, it’s finally here. Amazon has been holding out their Prime Video service from Android TV for a very long time, but they’re finally bringing the app to Google’s platform. This may or may not have anything to do with Google using YouTube as a bargaining chip within Amazon’s ecosystem. Otherwise, this is a pretty straightforward port, […]

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Sony may finally let you change your PlayStation Network name

Many a gamer has had regrets about their choice of username — xXxDeathCrusher420xXx might not be quite so appealing in adult life as it was in your teenage years. And for PlayStation fans, that's been a big problem when your PSN name has always been…
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WhatsApp finally getting complete message recall and erase feature

WhatsApp is rolling out an extremely privacy-focused new feature to users that should help you quickly fix mistakes in your messages, whether that’s a typo or something that you just really should not have said. The message recall feature has been mentioned before, but it’s finally happening for a small set of users and is […]

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Google Pixel 2 finally adopts Bluetooth battery level reporting

It’s not uncommon for device manufacturers to build out features that eventually make their way back to AOSP, which then get adopted on Google’s Nexus/Pixel line and then to pretty much all other Android phones. That’s happened again, but this time with Bluetooth battery level reporting. In case you didn’t know, battery level reporting is […]

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The Essential Phone is finally shipping out

Nearly 90 days ago, Essential wowed the world with their smartphone. It was supposed to ship not long after that, but as everyone probably knows, that didn’t exactly happen. It’s taken a few months to iron the process out, but if you ordered an Essential Phone, you should be getting an email with tracking information […]

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Google Home finally gets Bluetooth audio, Deezer and Spotify Free support coming soon

The Google Home is much more than simply being a Google Assistant device, its built-in speakers are great for listening to music from. After confirming that Android 8.0 would indeed be known as Oreo yesterday, Google has also added more music options to its Google Home device, making it easier to stream your favorite tracks […]

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Android Distribution July 2017: At least Nougat finally broke double digits

Unless you count the latest version finally getting into double digits, the Android distribution numbers for July 2017 aren’t anything worth celebrating. Here’s the full breakdown: These are the percentage point changes from last month: Nougat (11.5%): +2% Marshmallow (31.8%): -0.6% Lollipop (30.1%) -0.7% KitKat (17.1%): -1% Jelly Bean (9%): -0.7% Ice Cream Sandwich (0.7%): […]

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Apple’s iOS 10.3 update is finally rolling out to the iPhone, iPad, and more

After a lengthy beta, Apple officially released iOS 10.3. Here is what is new and notable about the latest operating system for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Apple Watch.

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Levi’s and Google have finally unveiled their connected Commuter jacket

Two years after first teasing us with its line of connected clothing, Google and Levi’s have put us out of our misery. The first piece to come out of Project Jacquard is the Commuter Trucker jacket.

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Finally, live TV made for you

There’s no question that people love TV, from live sports to breaking news to sitcoms and dramas. But the truth is, there are a lot of limitations in how to watch TV today. Unlike online video, people can’t watch TV when they want, on any screen and on their terms, without commitments. Consumers have made it clear that they want live TV without all the hassle. They don’t want to worry about their DVR filling up. They don’t want to miss a great game or their favorite show because they’re on the go. They tell us they want TV to be more like YouTube.

Well, we’ve got some good news! We’re bringing the best of the YouTube experience to live TV. To do this, we’ve worked closely with our network and affiliate partners to evolve TV for the way we watch today.

Meet YouTube TV. It’s live TV designed for the YouTube generation—those who want to watch what they want, when they want, how they want, without commitments.

Here’s what YouTube TV offers:

  • Live TV streaming from ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, regional sports networks and dozens of popular cable networks. YouTube TV gives you the best of live TV, from must-see broadcast shows like “Empire,” “The Voice,” “The Big Bang Theory” and “Scandal,” to the live sports you want. YouTube TV includes major sports networks like ESPN and regional sports networks like Fox Sports Networks and Comcast SportsNet, so you can watch your favorite NBA or MLB teams. We’ve also partnered with local TV stations, so you’ll also get sports and local news based on where you live. And YouTube TV offers dozens of additional cable channels, so you won’t miss out on the latest news from MSNBC or Fox News, popular shows and movies from USA or FX, kids programming from the Disney Channel or Sprout, or reality TV from E! or Bravo. You can also add Showtime, or Fox Soccer Plus to your networks for an additional charge. In total, YouTube TV gives you access to more than 40 networks, listed below.
  • A cloud DVR, with no storage limits. With YouTube TV, you’ll be able to record live TV and never run out of storage. Your cloud DVR can record as many shows as you want, simultaneously, without using precious data or space on your phone and we’ll store each of your recordings for nine months.
  • A service that works great on all your screens. You can watch YouTube TV on any screen—mobile, tablet or computer—and you can easily stream to your TV with a Google Chromecast or Chromecast built-in TV. YouTube TV works on both Android and iOS. And your cloud DVR goes with you, so you can stream your recordings on any device, whenever and wherever you want.
  • YouTube Red Originals. With a YouTube TV membership, you can watch all of our YouTube Red Original series and movies right on the new YouTube TV app.
  • Six accounts, one price. Every YouTube TV membership comes with six accounts, each with its own unique recommendations and personal DVR with no storage limits. You can watch up to three concurrent streams at a time.
  • Half the cost of cable with zero commitments. A YouTube TV membership is only $ 35 a month and there are no commitments—you can cancel anytime.

YouTube TV will be available soon in the largest U.S. markets and will quickly expand to cover more cities across the country. Visit tv.youtube.com and sign up to find out when we’ll launch in your market.

With so much great content available on TV, we’re thrilled to build an experience that lets you enjoy it as easily as you watch YouTube. We can’t wait for you to tune in.

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You can finally buy Snapchat Spectacles! Here’s what they are, and how to find ’em

Snapchat’s cool new sunglasses are social media’s latest craze. If you’re an avid snapper, check out our guide to find out how they work, and how to get your hands on a pair.

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It’s finally back — Verizon re-offers its unlimited plan to eager customers

Guess peer pressure really works. Or at least, healthy competition among the leading phone service providers does. After enduring what seems like years of ridicule from T-Mobile and Sprint, Verizon is finally back in the unlimited game.

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Twitter is finally ditching its neglected “Buy” button once and for all

Twitter is killing off its “buy” button as it moves away from ecommerce for good. The feature never really took off on the platform despite mobile-commerce features gaining traction on the likes of Messenger and Pinterest.

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Showtime’s ‘Twin Peaks’ revival will finally premiere in May

You can breathe easy now. Showtime might have missed its 2016 target for the Twin Peaks revival, but it's still full steam ahead for the series' creators. In fact, you won't have to wait that much longer for its premiere: the cult classic's new seaso…
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4K Netflix is finally available on Windows 10 PCs

Netflix has been pushing out 4K content to its apps on streaming boxes and Smart TVs for awhile, but the entertainment industry's anti-piracy crusade and some DRM limitations have meant PC users looking to stream ultra HD episodes of Bloodline have b…
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Amazon’s standalone music streaming service is finally here

Based on a string of rumors that began circulating in January of this year, it was only a matter of time before Amazon rolled out its fully fledged music service. And today is that day. Enter Amazon Music Unlimited, a standalone offering set to rival…
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We finally found the comet-conquering Philae probe after more than half a year’s search

Philae, which made history as the first to ever land on a comet, was dismissed as lost when it had trouble getting enough sunlight to charge its batteries. But now, we know where it is, and recovery has never looked so sweet.

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Samsung’s $350 Gear 360 VR camera finally hits the States, but there’s a catch

Samsung’s bringing its $ 350 Gear 360 camera to the US, but there’s a catch: orders are limited to attendees of VidCon in Anaheim, California. It’s also revamping its Milk VR application.

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