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Redmi’s greatest competitor, Realme, to launch their first value-flagship

Oppo’s young Realme brand is gearing up to follow their first year of increasingly excellent-value budget devices with a debut in the competitive value-flagship space. Though not well-known outside of India and their home-turf, Realme first debuted as a direct competitor to Xiaomi‘s popular ‘Redmi‘ budget brand a mere 16 months ago; and yet in […]

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It’s official: OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro will launch running Android 10 out of the box

After announcing that it has begun rolling out a stable build of Android 10 to its OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro flagships, OnePlus has confirmed that its upcoming 7T series of handsets will launch running this latest version of Android. The announcement is yet another step in the OnePlus journey from a brash, upstart company […]

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Leaked images show off the entire Huawei Mate 30 series ahead of September 19th launch

With the US ban a hot topic and everyone wondering how it will manage to give users access to Google apps and services, Huawei is plowing full steam ahead and launching its brand new Mate 30 series of phones on September 19th. Thanks to a series of leaks from perhaps the best-known leaker of them […]

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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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We have a launch date for the OnePlus 7T Pro

The OnePlus 7 Pro seems like it just came out, especially since it was such a major launch for OnePlus. It was the first phone with a radically different hardware design, including that curved screen with a 90hz refresh rate on the display, but it turned out to be a really excellent phone. So how […]

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Samsung’s budget-minded Galaxy A10s set to launch somewhere, sometime, for an unknown price

Having launched its new range of Galaxy Note 10 flagship smartphones during an Unpacked event last week, Samsung has turned to the opposite end of the mobile phone spectrum and announced the incoming Galaxy A10s that is aimed at the budget-conscious. Armed with a 6.2-inch HD+ Infinity-V display, and dual rear cameras, a big 4,000mAh […]

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Mobvoi teases July 10 launch for what could be the LTE-equipped TicWatch Pro

Mobvoi launched the TicWatch Pro smartwatch running Wear OS and sporting killer battery life almost a year ago, and now it seems that the company has a follow-up of some sort planned for July 10th. A video has been posted on Mobvoi’s website sporting a tagline of “New Solution to Boost Your Daily Efficiency” along […]

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite begins its worldwide launch on Friday

Niantic has had a run of good luck with both Ingress and Pokemon Go, and that’s definitely why Warner Brothers tapped the developer to cook up an augmented reality game for Harry Potter. And after months of waiting and beta testing, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite should begin its worldwide rollout in just a couple of […]

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The OnePlus 7 Pro 5G is the first handset to launch on EE’s brand new 5G network in the UK

In case you weren’t already aware, 5G is a pretty big thing for consumers, smartphone brands as well as network providers. The UK saw its first commercially available 5G network switched on by the BT-owned network operator EE during an event in London. The first 5G smartphone available in the UK is the OnePlus 7 […]

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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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Three teams will compete for millions in DARPA’s rocket launch challenge

Despite all of the advancements in space travel, rocket launches are still hindered by the fact that they take months, if not years, to plan and execute. Because that could slow vital military operations, DARPA created the Launch Challenge: a call fo…
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Nintendo could launch two new Switch consoles this year

Nintendo might launch two new Switches as early as this summer, reports the WSJ. As previously rumored, one would likely be a smaller and cheaper model with a focus on portability. However, Nintendo might also release a higher-end model Switch aimed…
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Watch SpaceX’s first Crew Dragon launch at 2:49 AM ET

Ever since the Space Shuttle program ended in 2011, NASA has relied on Russian Soyuz missions to get astronauts back and forth from the International Space Station. In order to maintain control over its own missions, the Commercial Crew program has s…
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Samsung might be prepping Galaxy Buds earphones for the Galaxy S10 launch

Samsung isn’t really known for making headphones, despite making accessories and gadgets of just about everything else. They do offer the IconX, a set of truly wireless headphones that I think are pretty mediocre, but otherwise they don’t leverage their Galaxy branding to push headphones like other manufacturers do. That might change with the launch […]

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Huawei could launch a foldable smartphone with 5G at MWC 2019

5G and foldable smartphones are the buzzwords of 2019 when it comes to mobile technology, with MWC 2019 expected to be awash with demonstrations and announcements concerning the two segments. While Samsung is thought to be showing off its Galaxy F folding smartphone during its Galaxy S10 launch event on February, Huawei is set to […]

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LG to launch handset with touch-free gesture controls at MWC 2019

MWC 2019 is shaping up to be a much bigger deal than it was in 2018 with Huawei, Xiaomi, Sony among the brands scheduled to launch handsets with 5G, foldable displays, and even a smartphone without ports or buttons. It will be a wild few days in Barcelona next month, and LG is joining the […]

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Samsung could launch a Galaxy S10+ with 10GB RAM, 1TB of storage, and a ceramic finish

The Galaxy S10 leaks are increasing in frequency in the run-up to Samsung’s Unpacked launch event in San Francisco on February 20th. The latest leaked render shows three Galaxy S10 variants encased in transparent protection and now details about the top of the range Galaxy S10+ handset that features a ton of RAM, storage, and […]

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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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It’s official: Samsung to launch Galaxy S10 at Unpacked event in San Francisco on February 20

After endless rumors that the Galaxy S10 would launch before MWC 2018 kicks off next month, we now know that Samsung will hold an Unpacked event in San Francisco on February 20th. The Korean company will not only unveil up to three variants of the Galaxy S10 but possibly also show off its Galaxy X […]

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Waymo may launch its self-driving car service in early December

It's been a long time in coming, but Waymo finally appears to be on the cusp of launching a commercial self-driving car service. Bloomberg sources claim that the Alphabet-owned brand will launch its autonomous transport option in the Phoenix suburbs…
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Disney’s streaming service is called Disney+ and set to launch late 2019

Disney has a ton of TV shows and movies available via a variety of streaming services and networks that often involves paying for multiple subscriptions, but the entire catalog of content isn’t possible to view from a single source. This could soon change, though, with news of a new streaming service called Disney+ run by […]

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Catch the live stream coverage of the OnePlus 6T launch event from 11AM EDT/ 3PM GMT

Today is October 30th 29th which means that today is the day that the OnePlus 6T is officially launched at an event being held in New York. As per usual with smartphone launches nowadays, there has been a steady stream of leaks (both official and otherwise) in the weeks before the launch date which was […]

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China’s first private satellite launch ends in failure

China's young private spaceflight industry has enjoyed some success, but it's still facing setbacks. The first private attempt at a satellite launch failed on October 27th when the third stage of LandSpace's Zhuque-1 rocket didn't reach orbit. It's…
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Xiaomi sends out invites to UK launch event on November 8

2018 has seen Xiaomi slowly expanding its reach into Europe, with stores in Spain, Italy, and France coming online, and now the Chinese technology company is finally set to launch in the UK. The company has sent out invites to the official launch event in London on November 8th which could see phones such as […]

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OnePlus settles on October 29th launch date for OP6T to avoid getting juiced by Apple

October was already a crazy month for tech launches in the world of Android with the LG V40 ThinQ, Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, Honor 8X, Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro, the Razer Phone 2, and the ASUS ROG Phone having already been announced. If that isn’t enough, Xiaomi is preparing to launch the Mi […]

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Huawei Watch GT may launch with the Huawei Mate 20

While this fall has seen the typical release of new smartphones from the usual manufacturers, they all seem to have been working on some side projects that are a bit surprising. In the case of Huawei, an item that has flown mostly under the radar is a pair of new smartwatches that the company appears […]

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LG Watch Timepiece to launch alongside LG V40 ThinQ

This year has been an interesting one for LG in terms of the timing of releases of devices. This got started out with a delay of their spring flagship device which was ultimately branded as the LG G7 ThinQ while LG execs tried to sort out whether they really wanted to stay in the race […]

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Samsung may launch new Galaxy phone with four cameras on October 11

October is already an overwhelmingly exciting month already thanks to the upcoming launch events for Google’s Pixel 3 (we gotta hope the leaks left something out, right?) on the 9th, Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro on the 16th, LG’s V40 ThinQ on the 3rd, and the prospect of the OnePlus 6T that might just launch on the […]

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Honor 8X and Honor 8X Max officially launch, brings AI and notches to budget phones

Honor has officially released the 8X and 8X Max budget-friendly devices, although as of now they’re only set for a Chinese release. They’re still rocking some flagship-caliber features, however, including a dual-camera setup and a notched display. Yep, 2018. You know we had to mention the notch. First up, we’ll talk about the Honor 8X. […]

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Huawei ready to launch 7nm Kirin 980 chip in the upcoming Mate 20

Huawei has confirmed that the pending launch of their Mate 20 series of smartphones will usher in a new era for processors as the company makes their new Kirin 980 available in a consumer product. The Kirin 980 is notable as it is produced using a 7nm manufacturing process. Huawei says the Mate 20s equipped […]

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Facebook hopes to launch an internet satellite in early 2019

Facebook has cooperated on internet satellite initiatives (with less-than-ideal results), but there's been precious little word of plans to make its own satellite beyond high-level promises. Now, however, there's something tangible. Both publicly d…
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YouTube Music and YouTube Premium launch in 17 countries: It’s all here

The wait is over! Starting today, YouTube Music is available to everyone in the U.S, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea* in addition to 12 new countries including Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Now fans around the world can find more of the music they love and effortlessly discover new favorites.

YouTube Music is a new music streaming service built on top of all the music on YouTube that you can’t find anywhere else – personalized and all simply organized in one new app and web player.

Here’s how it all comes together:

  1. It’s ALL here. Not just music videos, but official albums, singles, remixes, live performances, covers and hard-to-find music you can only get on YouTube.
  2. Recommendations built for you. A home screen that dynamically adapts to provide recommendations based on the artists and songs you’ve played before, where you are and what you’re doing. Chilling at the beach? Need some motivation? The right music is right here, built just for you.
  3. Thousands of playlists across any genre, mood or activity. Try “A Dose of Sun” for brighter tunes on a cloudy day, “The Pop Hotlist” for the biggest hits around the world or “Distrito Latino” for Latin pop hits of the moment.
  4. Smart search so we’ll find the song, even if you can’t remember what it’s called. “That space-themed Spice Girls song in the desert.” Here you go. You can also search by lyrics (even if they’re wrong). It’s “Hold me closer, Tony Danza,” right?
  5. The hottest videos. We’ll keep you on top of what’s hot! The hottest videos in the world right now are right there, on their own dedicated Hotlist screen. Today in the U.S., it features “Nervous” by Shawn Mendes, in the U.K, it’s “Drippy” by IAMDDB, and in France, it’s “Fais moi la passe” by JUL.
  6. Ad-free listening, downloads and more. Get YouTube Music Premium to listen ad-free, in the background and on-the-go with downloads. Plus, your Offline Mixtape automatically downloads songs you love just in case you forgot to. For a limited time, get three months free of YouTube Music Premium here, ($ 9.99 per month after, $ 14.99 per month for a Family Plan)*.


YouTube Premium also launches today
Starting today, YouTube Premium (formerly YouTube Red) will be available in 17 countries, providing members with the benefits of Music Premium, plus ad-free, background, and downloads across all of YouTube. YouTube Premium members also get access to the full slate of YouTube Originals shows and movies including the hit series Cobra Kai, Impulse, F2 Finding Football and The Sidemen Show. For a limited time, get three months free of YouTube Premium here, ($ 11.99 per month after, $ 17.99 per month for a Family Plan)*.

Current YouTube Red and Google Play Music members (including family plans) in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, and Mexico will automatically receive access to YouTube Premium at their current price. Google Play Music subscribers in all other countries will automatically receive access to YouTube Music Premium at their current price as it becomes available there. Nothing is changing with Google Play Music – you’ll still be able to access all of your purchased music, uploads and playlists in Google Play Music just like always.

Try YouTube Music and YouTube Premium
Get the new YouTube Music from the Play Store and App Store today or check out the brand new web player at music.youtube.com. You can sign up for YouTube Premium at youtube.com/premium.

*YouTube Music Premium is $ 9.99 per month and YouTube Premium is $ 11.99 per month for individual memberships in the U.S. Pricing and Family Plan availability varies by country. South Korea will only offer YouTube Premium at the current price of YouTube Red.


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Official images, battery capacity, and price details leak ahead of LG G7 ThinQ’s launch tomorrow

While we are just a day away from seeing the LG G7 ThinQ launch in New York tomorrow, that doesn’t mean that the leaks have stopped. On the contrary, today’s leak includes more renders, some information on the G7 ThinQ’s battery capacity, and even some details on how much it will cost. According to WinFuture, the […]

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Ford’s self-driving car network will launch ‘at scale’ in 2021

Ford hasn't been shy about its plans for a self-driving car network in 2021, including its hopes of fielding a purpose-built vehicle that year. However, there have been questions about the size — will this be like the services we've seen so far, wh…
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Watch the Huawei P20/P20 Pro launch right here from 9am ET!

After the setbacks that Huawei is experiencing in 2018 on its plans for US expansion, the Chinese electronics giant is launching its brand new P-Series flagships, the P20, and the P20 Pro, at an event held in Paris. With leaks and rumors pointing to the P20 Pro sporting a triple rear camera setup, enhanced AI abilities, and an […]

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NASA’s Hubble successor may miss its launch window

The James Webb Space Telescope, NASA's successor to Hubble, has undergone its share of delays. Now, things are getting even tighter. A report from the US Government Accountability Office finds that because of ongoing technical issues with the telesco…
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Latest Samsung Galaxy S9 leak reveals specs and possible pre-order details ahead of MWC launch

With MWC 2018 fast approaching, the big news of the show is Samsung’s Unpacked event on February 25 where the Korean giant will finally unveil the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Samsung posted a few video teasers last week, and it’s well known that the Galaxy S9+ will sport a dual rear camera setup thanks to […]

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Huawei P20 may launch with Android 8.1 Oreo

With the Huawei launch of the P20 still over a month away, we expect to start seeing more updates and leaks concerning the device and its two variants. The latest involves the operating system users may find loaded on the device out of the box. Sources think that will now be a combination of a […]

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New report says HTC’s U11 EYEs will launch on January 15th with 6-inch 18:9 display

CES 2018 hasn’t exactly been a motherlode of excitement for the smartphone segment, with most announcements centering around accessories such as smart speakers with Google Assistant built-in and Razer’s Project Linda. Luckily, thanks to a certain serial leaker, we now know that HTC is planning on launching a brand new handset called the U11 EYEs […]

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Huawei’s 8.4-inch Mediapad M5 tablet gets Bluetooth certification, could launch during CES 2018

To say that the tablet market is as flat as a pancake could be an understatement. Since the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 back at MWC 2017 in February, well, there hasn’t been a whole lot for tablet lovers to get excited about in the Android world. And yes, I include Amazon’s Fire tablets […]

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NASA satellite launch promises accurate week-long forecasts

NASA and NOAA know that multi-day weather forecasts can be crucial to tracking hurricanes and their aftermath, and they're about to significantly boost the reliability of those forecasts. They just launched JPSS-1 (Joint Polar Satellite System-1), t…
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The Honor V10 is set to launch on December 5 with a 5.99-inch bezel-less display

It’s been a little while since the Honor 9 was unveiled back in June, but Huawei’s budget-minded e-brand has a launch event coming up on December 5th where it’s expected that it will announce the Honor V10. The Honor V10 is thought to feature high-end specifications, including Huawei’s newest HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor.  According to […]

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New sign points to November launch of OnePlus 5T

A new source has posted a picture of an alleged marketing site for the OnePlus 5T that indicates the launch date will be November 16th. Assuming this is not a well-crafted photoshop job, this would seem to confirm previous rumors and leaks claiming OnePlus had a new phone in the works to follow on the […]

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Bose QC35 II Headphones Launch with Google Assistant

Bose launched a successor to their well received noise cancelling QuietComfort 35 (QC35) headphones yesterday with Google Assistant integration, dubbed the QC35 II. They work via Bluetooth with both Android (Marshmallow and above) and iOS, and feature a dedicated Google Assistant button on the left ear cup. Voice activated commands can now play music, messages, news and of course […]

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Google’s entire October 4th launch event lineup has already leaked

Invites are out for Google’s Pixel event on October 4th, and thanks to a massive leak from Droid Life, just about everything has leaked. That might remove the surprise element from the show, but it doesn’t diminish how exciting the new products are. Starting with the third generation Chromebook Pixel, now called the Google Pixelbook, we’re […]

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Huawei teasing Mate 10 launch with Kirin 970 inside

On October 16th in Munich Huawei will announce a couple items that have been in the works according to a new teaser image they posted via their Twitter account. The first of the items will be the Huawei Mate 10 series of smartphones. The other piece of the announcement will be the fact that Huawei […]

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LG V30 will launch with UX 6.0+ and new software features

LG rolled out several new interface features with UX 6.0 on the G6 earlier this year, and the V30 aims to make some key refinements with UX 6.0+. The newer software will also take advantage of the unique hardware of the V30, including that fancy new screen. The software still looks like typical LG, but […]

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Huawei set to launch a flagship device with AT&T next year

Huawei is one of the world’s biggest handset manufacturers, behind only Apple and Samsung. If you live in the US, though, you’d probably have no idea, as the company has consistently struggled to develop a meaningful relationship with any of the big four carriers. Part of the reason for Huawei’s struggles in the US has […]

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Watch the US Navy’s electromagnetic catapult launch a fighter jet

The US Navy's next-gen Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) has already shown it can hurl weighty dead-loads. Now, after months of trials, it just propelled its first actual aircraft. A jet fighter performed the first EMALS launch and recov…
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Moto X4 may launch with interesting price point

One of the devices we are waiting on to launch is the Motorola Moto X4. Motorola is bringing the X series back not as their flagship line, that goes to the Z series now, but at a notch below the top tier. According to a new claim from Roland Quandt, even though the hardware is […]

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