It’s somehow fitting that our first Cyber Monday deal is for CyberGhost VPN that you can grab a three-year plan at just $ 2.25/£1.99 monthly, with an extra 3 months bundled in on top. With more than 36 million customers worldwide, CyberGhost VPN promises to keep your data safe from prying eyes and unblock geo-restricted websites […]
Tired of spending your day off vacuuming and mopping the floor instead of going for a jog on the beach or watching The Queen’s Gambit on TV? We’ve got the answer for you in the form of the LiDAR-toting Roborock S6 Pure Robot Vacuum and Mop that is now discounted down from $ 599 down to […]
Come comment on this article: [Updated: Still available] Save a massive $ 240 on the Roborock S6 Pure Robot Vacuum & Mop
With Pixel 5 orders finally shipping out in the US it’s the turn of the middle sibling to become available to pre-order, almost a month since it was first announced. At $ 499, the Pixel 4a 5G sits between the Pixel 4a and the Pixel 5 in terms of hardware and price and is powered by […]
Come comment on this article: Pre-orders are live for Google’s Pixel 4a 5G but you still have a long wait before it ships
There are two major smartphone platforms in 2020: Apple iOS and Android OS, and they borrow features from one another in a never-ending arms race. As an Android user, I roll my eyes when Apple invents a feature Android users have enjoyed for years, and most of the tech world goes crazy for it. I […]
Come comment on this article: [Opinion] Despite recent progress, Android OEMs still lag behind Apple’s commitment to software updates
When you’ve got a $ 300 budget to buy a new smartphone, how do you make the most of it? One easy way is to buy something like the OnePlus 6T that, although it launched 18-months ago, is still getting major OS updates and is now reduced to just $ 299, giving you a $ 250 saving and […]
Come comment on this article: [Deal] Grab the still excellent OnePlus 6T for just $ 300
HTC hasn’t done much in a very long time, but they’re apparently still making phones somewhere. They’ve announced the HTC Wilfire R70 specifically for Indian markets, and it’s… well, it’s okay. HTC Wildfire R70 This phone is probably (hopefully?) aimed at being a little more budget-friendly, but it’s got some very old design choices. The […]
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Huawei is in for a crazy few months. A new rumor pegs the launch of their next P40 series of devices in the next couple weeks, but the phones still won’t have Google apps. However, Google has applied for an exception to the current ban that prevents them from doing business with Huawei, which might […]
Come comment on this article: Huawei P40 phones set for a March 6th launch, still no Google apps in sight
As other brands scramble to roll out Android 10 updates to their phones, LG has finally joined the party and released a roadmap showing when users can expect to see their handsets receive the OS upgrade. To cut a long story short, it’s not all good news, there are going to be some unhappy LG […]
Come comment on this article: Android 10 roadmap shows that LG is still surprisingly bad at OS updates
Flashback two years ago and Huawei was attempting to crack the US market with its very impressive Mate 10 Pro, aided by AT&T and Verizon. Huawei’s Richard Yu had planned to announce carrier support for the handset during the CES 2018 keynote but the rug was unceremoniously pulled from under his feet by pressure applied […]
Come comment on this article: [Poll] With the US ban still in effect, is Huawei still relevant in western markets?
Facebook ostensibly frowns on anti-vaccination ads, but it's apparently letting some promos slide. BuzzFeed News has learned that alternative medicine company Earthley is running Facebook and Instagram ads that point users to a whooping cough treatm…
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The landscape of watching television has changed drastically over the last few years. Long gone are the days of renting a movie from BlockBuster on Friday night, even though that’s still an option for some people. But we want to know what you do for your movies and TV fix. Do you still buy things, […]
Come comment on this article: [Poll] Do you still buy movies, or are you all-in on streaming?
OnePlus has recently announced the OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro, albeit with some pretty strange release schedules. The US didn’t get the OnePlus 7, and this time we’re not getting the Pro model. There’s not a significant difference between the two, so they can still pretty successfully exist in a lineup together. While we […]
Come comment on this article: OnePlus 7T review: strange release, but still a really good phone
The Motorola Razr was rumored to get a reboot over the summer this year to compete with the other brand new foldable phones that have been announced. If anything deserved to tackle the folding form factor, the Razr legitimately makes more sense than anything else, but that rumored launch date came and went without any […]
Come comment on this article: Did you forget about the folding Motorola Razr? It’s still coming in 2019
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 […]
Come comment on this article: The Razer Phone 2 is still half off, and there’s no strings attached this time
Samsung announced the Galaxy Fold to a ton of fanfare and media hype, but not long afterwards the hype train came to a screeching halt. Broken and malfunctioning displays, indefinite delays, and unanswered questions all made it hard to really count on when you could buy a real Galaxy Fold. Things still aren’t really any […]
Come comment on this article: Best Buy has canceled your Galaxy Fold preorder, and we still don’t know when it’ll be back up
Sega isn't stopping the international release of Judgment despite halting Japanese sales over a voice actor's arrest for cocaine use. The company has confirmed that Ryu Ga Gotoku's PS4 legal drama is still coming to the West (including the US and UK…
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On the same day that Facebook announced it was banning white nationalism from its platforms, journalists obtained a lengthy email chain involving Instagram's content moderators, highlighting their struggle to crack down on anti-Semitism.
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Samsung is no stranger to weird devices and accessories, especially with their flagship phones, and that trend’s continuing with the Galaxy S10 this week. A case for the entry-level Galaxy S10e has leaked ahead of the actual announcement, since we’ve completely run out of phone specs to talk about at this point. The leaked case […]
Come comment on this article: Emotional LED lighting cover for the Galaxy S10e leaks, shows Samsung still likes weird accessories
2019 is gearing up to be a pretty weird year, and Essential is here to help. After purchasing CloudMagic a few months ago for some reason, the phone maker has revived CloudMagic’s failing email app, Newton, after the company shut down the app in September. They’ve changed basically nothing, they’re still charging a ton of money […]
Come comment on this article: Essential brings Newton mail app back from the dead, still costs $ 50 per year
In July, three members of Congress — Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), Representative Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) and Representative Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) — sent Amazon and CEO Jeff Bezos a letter requesting information about the company's facial recogni…
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Razer is taking another stab at the gaming market with the aptly named Razer Phone 2, offering unparalleled performance, a high-refresh rate display, and a gamer-y aesthetic in a pretty slick package. This isn’t a major redesign from last year’s phone, but there are a few things worth mentioning. Gaming powerhouse The Razer Phone […]
Come comment on this article: Razer Phone 2 is official, still wants to make gaming phones a thing
When 2018 opened, sources started to report that Samsung had finally reached the point where their research and development into a foldable smartphone was transitioning over to production. The implication of that being a Samsung foldable phone, tentatively dubbed the Galaxy X by industry watchers, would hit the market as an actual product. Sources also […]
Come comment on this article: Samsung Galaxy X still on track for late 2018 announcement
Evan Blass has managed to sneak everyone a look at Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 9 with a full press render, confirming a few details and design changes. The most striking feature is probably that yellow-accented S-Pen, which looks really slick, but there’s a few other things on the backside that are worth mentioning. This particular […]
Come comment on this article: Galaxy Note 9 gets leaked in a full press render, fingerprint scanner still on board
OnePlus has never shied away from taking on the giants of the mobile industry dating all the way back to the original OnePlus One device, which offered killer hardware and specs at a fraction of the price of your typical flagship smartphone. That philosophy has changed a bit over the years (and we’ve certainly complained […]
Come comment on this article: OnePlus 6 review, one month in: Still a flagship killer?
If there’s a unicorn of the smartphone industry, it’s probably a Xiaomi phone in the United States. They’re a very recognizable brand around the globe, but in the US they have absolutely zero presence. There have been tons and tons of rumors about that changing for years, but Xiaomi is still planning their debut. While […]
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Bixby honestly isn’t that great, but Samsung loves it all the same. And with Google offering several Google Assistant speakers, Apple pushing their own HomePod, and even Microsoft taking misguided stabs at the market with a Cortana speaker, of course Samsung has to try their hand at things. We’d heard rumblings of a Bixby speaker […]
Come comment on this article: Samsung is still preparing a Bixby speaker for later this year
LG has announced their 2017 financials as a company, and for the most part, they did pretty well. Their home appliances and television division were both strong performers for the fiscal year, bringing in strong profits for the company. 2017 also saw LG reach their highest annual sales ever. They pulled in $ 55.4 billion in […]
Come comment on this article: LG’s 2017 financials are good, but mobile is still looking bad
HTC being in a mess with their finances is no secret, but things really just don’t seem to ever improve for the company. Their latest financials are reporting a pretty significant drop in revenue for November, down a sizable 26% from last year. HTC’s revenues for the month were about $ 188 million, slipping from $ 200 […]
Come comment on this article: HTC’s financials are still pretty bad with a 26% YoY drop in November
Qualcomm was very recently approached by Broadcom with a buyout offer of over 100 billion dollars. That’s a huge chunk of change, but apparently it wasn’t enough to even tempt Qualcomm; their board has unanimously decided to reject Broadcom’s offer. Despite being a very, very large offer, Qualcomm believes they’re in an excellent position in […]
Come comment on this article: Qualcomm decides to reject Broadcom’s buyout proposal, but Broadcom still committed
Almost four years down the line, GTA V is still drawing big crowds. And players are dropping a lot of dollar on the game's ballistic online mode. That cash is filling up the safes at Take-Two Interactive. The distributor announced on Wednesday that t…
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You’ve probably heard that Google is planning on taking Hangouts into the business space away from consumers, but there are a ton of questions over whether or not Hangouts will still be available for you to use to chat with your buddies. Your non-business buddies, anyway. The short answer is yes, fortunately. Amit Fulay, the […]
Come comment on this article: Hangouts still has a future for consumers, for now
When Donald Trump became president of the United States, many thought his off-the-cuff tweeting days were over. Surely he would adopt the seriousness of his new role as leader of the free world and apply more discretion over what he says on social me…
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The confetti has hit the field. We all went Gaga. The Pats have come out victorious.
While you may not have seen that coming, we’ve seen our highest ever watch time during the game, with more than 350K hours spent watching Big Game ads, marking over 15 percent year-over year-growth. If your Game Day party was anything like ours, mobile also played a huge role – 70 percent of this watch time came from mobile devices. And this is just the beginning.
Historically, the day after the Big Game kicks off several weeks of watching and re-watching Big Game ads, so make sure you check out the tenth anniversary of the YouTube AdBlitz channel and vote for your favorite by February 10 at midnight ET.
We’re already starting to see some early favorites. Some with a fresh take on iconic characters, others that introduced new heroes. But the undeniable theme of the night was ads that connected to social and political topics — in fact, these ads accounted for nearly half of the watch time on Game Day.
Here are the top ten ads so far (based on Game Day views as of 2/6 at 2 a.m. ET):
Interest in commercials didn’t stop at YouTube either. Of the top trending Google Search questions during the game, three were about the ads:
The Big Game may have been called, but the battle for top ad is still in play. Check back next week to find out this year’s winner of YouTube AdBlitz!
Deborah Powsner, YouTube Ads Marketing, recently watched “Patriots vs. Falcons | Super Bowl LI Game Highlights.”
Dating app Hinge is scaling back a significant part of its overhaul less than a month after it was implemented by offering free membership to select users. Since the changes were enforced, users have had to pay $ 7 per month to access the service.
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The Mavic Pro drone garnered a lot of attention when DJI unveiled the compact and foldable quadcopter in September. It started shipping last month, but a number of problems has left many pre-order customers still waiting for their machine to arrive.
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The European Space Agency is still in the midst of investigating what happened to ExoMars' Schiaparelli lander, which seemed to disappear 50 seconds before it was supposed to land. At the presscon the agency held earlier, Andrea Accomazzo, ESA's head…
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Today, Microsoft issued its September 2016 update to provide some additional relief to Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, and Surface 3 users. The new drivers optimize battery life, touch, pen response, and more.
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While Apple has repeatedly said that it isn’t sure wireless charging adds convenience for consumers, that’s not stopping internal development by any means. Could it finally arrive in iPhone 8?
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Samsung’s second Tizen-powered phone may be unveiled on Thursday. The Z2 is a predecessor to the Z1, and may make its way to select African and Asian markets like Nepal, Bangladesh, and South Africa.
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A California study showed increases in home broadband internet access, but for many, access is limited to smartphones, which does not help with education. The digital divide between lower- and upper-income households is not making much progress.
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Hooray, it’s Amazon’s Prime Day! Again! More deals than ever before are promised from the online retailer, and the world can’t wait. Except behind all this, Prime Day has a more insidious purpose, and people are in danger of forgetting it.
An initial report has found that the Galaxy S7 edge performs better than most phones on the market, but old habits die hard and TouchWiz still stutters, lags, and skips frames. There seem to be few heating issues, however.
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The FBI hasn’t cracked the encryption on a smartphone belonging to the perpetrators of the San Bernardino attack, the agency’s director recently told the Senate Intelligence Committee.
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Consumer Reports still supports the Fitbit, noting, “Both the Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge passed our tests handily, accurately recording heart rates at everything from a leisurely walk up to a fast run.”
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Chinese mobile giant Xiaomi has missed its sales target for 2015 by 10 million units, but still managed a 14 percent growth in sales. While it is not a bad sign, it is much smaller than the massive surge in popular Xiaomi noticed in 2014.
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Gift giving can be a delicate process, especially when you’ve left it up to the last minute. Check out our picks for the best last-minute gifts, whether your recipient is an audio aficionado or a soon-to-be world traveler.
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One smartphone maker is learning the hard way why you shouldn't promise more than you can deliver. Yu (partly owned by India's Micromax) has unveiled the Yutopia, which it bills as the "most powerful phone on the planet." There's only one problem:…
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BlackBerry’s first Android smartphone, the eponymous BlackBerry Priv, is apparently performing pretty well. It appeared to sell out at retailer Walmart in its first day of availability.
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An online quiz that illustrates the words you use the most on Facebook as a "word cloud" has gone viral — and it's a great reminder of why you should be wary of connecting ostensibly fun games with your account. UK-based VPN comparison website Compa…
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