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The LG G7 will have an extra-tall 6.1-inch display that gets really, really bright

More than meets the eye. In its way, LG is the most leak-friendly company in the world, mainly because as its phones meander towards a public announcement, it peppers the media with teases and press releases meant to keep the hoards satisfied. To that end, the company has announced that the LG G7 ThinQ will have a 6.1-inch IPS LCD display that goes up to 1000 nits, which makes it the brightest panel using that technology we‘ve seen to

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Google Play Music might be killed off this year in favor of YouTube Remix

Users are said to be forced off Play Music by the end of the year. Right now, the state of Google‘s music streaming services is a bit of a mess. Google Play Music is the company‘s most notable player, but you can also listen to tunes and watch music videos via YouTube Red. If you‘re on mobile, you can separately download the YouTube Music app that also comes with a Play Music/YouTube Red subscription. This jumble of services is

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Instagram‘s ‘Data Download‘ lets you save all your content offline

Available now on desktop, coming soon to Android and iOS apps. Earlier this month, Instagram announced that it was working on a tool to allow users to download and save offline copies of their data. Today, that tool is being launched as Data Download. Data Download is rolling out to Instagram now, with access currently available on the web and coming soon to the Android and iOS apps. You‘ll find Data Download within your privacy setting

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Six months later, Google Lens still isn‘t great

I know it‘s a preview, but I want to use this every day. For a company aimed at being the knowledge graph of the entire planet, image-based AI services are an obvious thing for Google to want to get right. And for anyone using Google Photos over the last couple of years, you know there have been huge strides made in enhancing these capabilities. Facial and object recognition in Google Photos, can be incredible, and there‘s a lot of

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This popular TP-Link smart plug is back down to its lowest price ever

Lowest barrier of entry for you to start your smart home is right here. The TP-Link smart plug is down to 19.99 on Amazon, which is a match for its lowest price. It normally sells for closer to 30. The mini version, which takes up less space, is available for just a few dollars more if you‘d prefer it. This is one of the easiest ways to start adding smart home elements to your appliances. It needs no hub and comes with a free app. So al

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Best AT&T Phones in 2018

Best overall Best phablet Best for video Most durable Best overall Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ See Galaxy S9 at ATT See Galaxy S9+ at ATT We‘ve officially arrived at our beautiful, bezel-less future, and the Galaxy S9 is a near-perfect example of what constitutes as innovative smartphone design. The curved glass looks and feels unlike anything else, and Samsung managed to pull off a nearly edge-to-edge display without resorting to a notc

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Moto E5 Play vs. Moto E4: Should you upgrade?

Last week, Motorola refreshed its wildly popular Moto G and Moto E series, among which is the new Moto E5 Play -an ultra-low-cost device targeted at prepaid customers who don‘t want to spend much more than 100. Everyone‘s heard the old adage "you get what you pay for," and a few years ago that might‘ve been true to some extent with inexpensive phones. These days, though, you can get a lot of bang for just a little buck; last

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These are the best Android apps of 2018 nominated for a Google Play Award

Check out the apps Google thinks are the best available today. There are millions of great apps on the Google Play Store, so it can be tough for apps to get noticed and pick up the traction they deserve. That‘s one of the reasons why Google runs a yearly "Google Play Award" system, where it picks a couple dozen apps to highlight for outstanding design, user experience, performance, innovation and overall quality. Google just released the

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Google ‘Chat‘: Everything you need to know

Google might have finally found a way to fix online chat for everyone after years of trying. Google Chat is said to be the latest messaging solution from the company and if the rumors are true, every problem with online messaging could disappear. That‘s a pretty bold statement, but what Google Chat is (and what it isn‘t), as well as how it‘s different from previous attempts, makes me believe that there‘s nothing else an

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Best Cases for Moto G6

These are the first batch of quality cases released for the Moto G6! Motorola latest entries in the Moto G lineup have been announced with the flagship Moto G6 arriving in the US in late May. But it‘s never too early to start thinking about accessories, with some brands quick to get their cases out there well ahead of the phone‘s actual release. Even if you‘re not planning to buy a case so far ahead of the phone‘s rele

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Spotify revamps its mobile app, adds on-demand listening for free users

Free users are also getting recommended playlist creation and a low-data mode. During a recent event in New York City, Spotify talked about a heap of new goodies that are in the works for its mobile app and free users. Looking first at the new app, there are visual changes in tow for just about everything including the search page, now playing tab, and more. The bottom navigation bar is also less cluttered, and Spotify says it‘s curren

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Best Verizon Wireless Deals of April 2018

No matter what T-Mobile says, you can actually find some pretty great deals on Verizon. Verizon Wireless has some of the largest coverage for customers in the United States, and although T-Mobile likes to continually poke fun at the carrier for having high monthly rates, there are actually some really solid deals to be found if you know where to look. You can typically find quite a few deals being run by Verizon at any given time, but if you

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Treat your home to an ECOVACS DEEBOT N79 Robovac for just 160 today

Let it do the work. Right now you can grab the ECOVACS DEEBOT N79 RoboVac for just 159.98 when you use coupon code ECOVACS1 during checkout at Amazon. With over 4,500 reviews, this RoboVac has a 4.2 out of 5-star rating, which is rather impressive. You can use the free ECOVACS app to create a schedule, monitor cleanings, receive error alerts, and much more. It has four different cleaning modes and a 3-stage cleaning system to ensure your hard

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Pay once to host your website for life with Dragify

As business moves online and people‘s attention moves to the web more and more, having your own website is more than an asset - it‘s almost a necessity. But maintaining a website means paying monthly or yearly hosting fees which can quickly add up over time. Fortunately, there are companies like Dragify Website Hosting which will keep your website hosted and domain registered for a one-time payment of just 49.99. This deal from Wi

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Amazon will now leave your packages safely in your car

Free for Prime members with modern cars. Amazon just announced a new service for Prime members that lets Amazon Key delivery drivers drop your packages off inside the trunk of your car. When Amazon Key first released, the idea was to appeal to customers who regularly ordered from Amazon and found their packages getting stolen off their front lawns. It was for people who lived in urban neighborhoods with no place to hide or conceal the package

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Netflix: Everything you need to know

Educate yourself on the world‘s biggest video streaming service When it comes to video streaming companies, few are as iconic as Netflix. What started out as a DVD rental service quickly turned into the world‘s largest platform for binging old movies, classic TV shows, and a heap of original programming. No matter if you‘re looking to cut your cable cord or simply want some extra content to supplement it, Netflix can be a g

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Roku OS 8.1 adds free live news and private listening for multiple people

The Streaming Stick+ is also coming to Canada in May. Roku, one of the biggest players in the home streaming market, is getting a significant upgrade this May with its Roku OS 8.1 update. The new software was announced on April 24, and while everything looks the same, there are two big things you‘ll want to keep an eye out for. First up, live news streams are being added to the Roku Channel. The Roku Channel launched in September 2017 a

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Your apps‘ default settings don‘t put your privacy first, so make sure to check them

Default settings never have your bests interests in mind, so check them out! When you get something new, the first thing you‘ll want to do is start using and enjoying it and seeing the things it can do. That‘s why we want those new things in the first place, whether we‘re talking about a physical thing like a phone or a toaster oven, or a digital thing like an app or a new album. But if your new thing uses the internet, you s

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Is Fitbit Coach worth the annual subscription?

Tag me in, Coach! My primary fitness activity is running, but as a guy who played football and rugby in college, and for many years as an adult, I also understand the importance of other types of exercise in order to support a healthy lifestyle. At this time in my life, it is not a priority to pack up my gear, head to a gym, and dedicate an hour or more of my time to workouts at a facility since it is already tough to carve out an hour to hit

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Do you want a notch on your next smartphone?

Welcome to the future. Ever since the Essential Phone was announced last May, there‘s been a heated debate over the notch. Later introduced on phones like the iPhone X, Huawei P20 Pro, and upcoming LG G7, the notch has become a heated point of debate for smartphone users everywhere. The notch does technically allow for more screen area at the top of a phone compared to having a full strip of bezel, but at the same time, can be an unsigh

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Huawei P20 Pro and P20 Lite launch in India: Everything you need to know

The Huawei P20 Pro aims to take on the Galaxy S9+ and Pixel 2 XL in the high-end segment. Huawei is expanding aggressively in global markets, but the company relies on its subsidiary Honor to drive a bulk of its sales in India. Newer models in the Mate series never made their way to India, which is a shame as the battery-focused models would‘ve been ideal for the subcontinent, where a large battery is a table stakes feature at this point

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Moto G6 Plus vs. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro: Spec comparison

Here‘s an early look at how the Moto G6 Plus compares to Xiaomi‘s budget behemoth. Xiaomi extended its lead in the budget segment with the launch of the Redmi Note 5 Pro earlier this year, which demonstrated the brand‘s ability to offer incredible value for money. Featuring a Snapdragon 636, up to 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, overhauled cameras, and a 4000mAh battery, there really isn‘t much wrong with the device. Moto

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6 months after Pixel 2 launch, Google has nothing to say of its success - but hardware focus is bigger than ever

Other parts of the hardware and operating system business take the spotlight instead. Alphabet just released its Q1 2018 earnings, and I followed along with the earnings call afterward to pick up further context on the numbers from Google CEO Sundar Pichai. The most striking thing from the call, at least as it pertains to us here in the Android world, is that the word "Pixel" was used only once - mentioned as an aside when talking about overal

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6 months after Pixel 2 launch, Google has nothing to say of its success - but hardware is a clear focus

Other parts of the hardware and operating system business take the spotlight instead. Alphabet just released its Q1 2018 earnings, and I followed along with the earnings call afterward to pick up further context on the numbers from Google CEO Sundar Pichai. The most striking thing from the call, at least as it pertains to us here in the Android world, is that the word "Pixel" was used only once - mentioned as an aside when talking about overal

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