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Wink backpedals on its monthly subscription rollout

Wink announced that it was moving to a subscription-only model earlier this month, but customer backlash forced them to consider. What you need to know Wink has delayed its plans to move all customers to a paid plan by May 13, 2020. The company had planned to end its free-service and move to a 4.99 plan, announcing this with only a week‘s notice. It was subsequently met with backlash on its social media pages are users revolted. Win

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Ghost of Tsushima interview: On waypoints, inspirations, and more

Creative director Jason Connell talks about why there aren‘t traditional waypoints, why the team went with stealth, and the game‘s many inspirations. Players recently got an extended look at some of the gameplay and customization in Ghost of Tsushima in an 18-minute State of Play dedicated entirely to Sucker Punch‘s upcoming title. I had the chance to speak with Creative and Art Director Jason Connell about how the team is ad

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The Galaxy Note 20 is coming - here‘s everything you need to know

Here‘s the lowdown on Samsung‘s newest Note. Every year, there are certain phones we just can‘t help but get excited about - one of which is the Galaxy Note. From the first Note that debuted in 2011 up to last year‘s Note 10, Samsung‘s stylus-equipped flagships are regularly some of the most interesting to hit the market. Samsung revamped its naming convention this year with the Galaxy S lineup, going from th

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Amazon Prime Day 2020 now rumored to be happening in September

What you need to know Amazon Prime Day 2020 now likely to happen in September. It will still be a two day event. Amazon hopes to have more inventory and better fulfillment by then. There have been a few reports that suggested Amazon would be delaying its annual Prime Day event this year, and now a new one from The Wall Street Journal indicates that it will be happening in September. It was fairly obvious that with the retailers current supp

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YouTube Music gets ready to improve music discovery with new ‘Related‘ tab

YouTube Music continues to improve as Google Play Music shuffles off this mortal coil. What you need to know Google is testing a new tab for discovery in YouTube Music. The tab will sit alongside the Up Next and Lyrics tab in the new Player UI. Google recently announced a transfer tool to YouTube Music as it plans to make that its only streaming service going forward. Google has been improving the YouTube Music app ever since it repositio

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Samsung Galaxy S20+ was the best-selling 5G phone in the U.S. in Q1 2020

The Galaxy S20 Ultra was the second most popular 5G phone during the period. What you need to know Samsung Galaxy S20+ was the most popular 5G-enabled smartphone in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2020. It accounted for a 40 percent share of all 5G phones shipped in the U.S. during the quarter. Samsung grabbed a whopping 94% share of the U.S. 5G smartphone market during the January-March period. A report from The Korea Herald had claimed

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Samsung Galaxy S20 series is getting a new update with camera improvements

It could take a week or two for the update to become widely available. What you need to know Samsung is pushing a new software update with some camera enhancements to the Galaxy S20 series phones. The update is available for both the Snapdragon and Exynos variants of the three phones. Currently, the update is rolling out only in South Korea. Samsung began rolling out the May security patch to its latest Galaxy S20 series late last month. A

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How to claim your free Stadia Pro games

Stadia may not be perfect, but the game streaming service from Google does still have a lot to offer - especially with its Stadia Pro membership. Your 10/month membership gives you access to a couple of key perks, including 4K gameplay at 60FPS and free games every month that you get to keep as long as you continue to pay your monthly fee. If you aren‘t sure how to go about claiming these free games, here‘s what you need to know. P

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UK contact tracing app delayed until June

Matt Hancock had previously said the app would roll out in mid-May. What you need to know The UK‘s contact tracing app has been delayed until June. Deployment was supposed to take place in mid-May. It is reported that developers need time to iron out problems, of which there are many. A report suggests that the UK‘s NHS contact tracing app has been delayed until June. As reported by The Guardian, health secretary Matt Hancock

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What do you want to see from the Galaxy Note 20?

Chatting it up with the AC forums. In just a few months, it‘ll be time for Samsung to take the wraps off of the Galaxy Note 20. It may seem like the S20 just launched the other day, but that‘s how fast this industry moves. There‘s still a lot left to learn about the Note 20, but some early speculation and rumors are starting to piece the device together. We‘re expecting two different models, flagship specs, and possibl

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What PlayStation Now should learn from Xbox Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass is racking up subscribers. Recently, Sony held a Corporate Strategy Meeting and teased the PlayStation 5 lineup. During the conference, Sony head Kenichiro Yoshida revealed that PlayStation Now (PS Now) passed 2.2 million subscribers. While this is quite the feat for a cloud game streaming service, the figure is around five times less than the current 10 million Xbox Game Pass subscribers. PS Now and Xbox Game Pass cater to t

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Here are 5 reasons why your phone‘s photos don‘t have to suck anymore

There‘s a secret to everything if you know where to look. You may be the one who takes countless photos on your phone, shooting anything and everything when the mood strikes you. Do you like how they look? Do you think there‘s something missing? Could you do better if you changed a few things? Unless you‘re a professional who is already naturally selective when capturing any scene, the answer to all of those is probably yes.

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COVID-19 drives 52% surge in data used for mobile app downloads

The amount of data used for first time installs climbed a whopping 34% compared to a year ago, and 52% on the three-year average. What you need to know COVID-19 has driven a massive surge in app downloads. According to Sensor Tower data, first time installs increased data usage by 34% compared to the same period last year. Over 596 million GB of data was used to download apps in Q1 2020. New data from Sensor Tower suggests that the COVID-

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The Galaxy Note 20 will reportedly debut at an online-only ‘Unpacked‘ event

The actual event date has apparently not been finalized yet. What you need to know Samsung could launch the Galaxy Note 20 series and the Galaxy Fold successor at an online-only event in August. Given the current situation, Samsung will not be able to hold a physical Unpacked event for its upcoming flagship phones. The exact date of the launch event hasn‘t been revealed yet. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced smartphone make

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Finding your apps on a Samsung Galaxy phone is as easy as A, B, C!

I‘m a bit of a digital neat freak, and I like to keep my apps organized so that I know how to find them. For me, the easiest way to do that is by making sure my phone‘s app drawer is organized alphabetically. Different Android OEMs approach app drawer organization in different ways, but almost all of them let you customize - at least, a little - to suit your preferences. I‘ll show you how quick and easy it is to organize the a

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Score Ring‘s certified refurbished Video Doorbell Pro at almost 60 off

The Ring Video Doorbell Pro is now down to 119.99 in refurbished condition at Woot for a limited time only. This deal takes almost 60 off the regular price for a refurb model, and over 50% off the cost of a brand new one, making this one of the best deals we‘ve seen for it this year. Since the models on sale at Woot are certified refurbished, they have each been tested and internally certified by Amazon to ensure they look and work like new

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition is a rugged flagship built for the army

There is no word on the price tag yet. What you need to know Samsung has introduced a "rugged" version of the Galaxy S20 called the S20 Tactical Edition. In addition to a rugged case, the phone also comes with a few additional software features. Samsung says the Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition will be available in Q3 2020 through "select IT channel partners." Samsung has announced a new version of its flagship Galaxy S20 phone tailored for t

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AT&T will no longer lie to customers about its fake ‘5G E‘ network

It has been recommended to discontinue the ‘5G Evolution‘ and ‘5G Evolution, The First Step to 5G‘ claims by the NARB. What you need to know The National Advertising Review Board (NARB) has recommended that ATT stop using the misleading "5G Evolution" term for its LTE network. ATT will no longer advertise its upgraded LTE network as "5G Evolution." The "5GE" icon, however, will not disappear from Android smartphones

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Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro review: Outstanding 108MP camera, annoying software

Xiaomi delivers its best phone yet, but MIUI gremlins from years past continue to plague the Mi 10 Pro. Xiaomi knows how to make a good phone; after all, it is the fourth-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. But the brand owes its success to the entry-level and budget segments, where it is dominant. Xiaomi also makes flagships in the Mi and the Mi Mix lineups, with the Mi phones in particular aimed at the value flagship segment. Fact

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Pixel 4a leak suggests July 13 launch, Just Black and Barely Blue colors

The Pixel 4a‘s launch has been pushed back to July 13. What you need to know The Pixel 4a will be unveiled on July 13, according to a new leak by Jon Prosser. The phone will be available in Just Black and Barely Blue color options. As has been detailed several times, there will just be a regular Pixel 4a this year and no XL version. There‘s no 5G variant of the phone. We‘ve seen a spate of Pixel 4a leaks over the cours

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Kerbal Space Program 2 delayed, now set to release in Fall 2021

It‘ll be a while longer before you can prep the rockets. What you need to know Kerbal Space Program 2 was announced at Gamescom 2019. The game was originally scheduled to release in 2020. It has now been delayed to sometime in Fall 2021. Kerbal Space Program 2 was first announced back at Gamescom 2019, as part of the Opening Night Live at Gamescom 2019. Originally scheduled to release in 2020, it‘s being pushed back, as the de

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Grand Theft Auto V has sold over 130 million copies

Grand Theft Auto V selling well? Shocking, I know. What you need to know Take-Two Interactive has posted its Q4 and end of year results. Multiple games reached new milestones, with Grand Theft Auto V selling over 130 million copies. Red Dead Redemption 2 has sold over 31 million copies. Borderlands 3 has sold over 10 million copies. Take-Two Interactive has posted its financial results for Q4 and the fiscal year as a whole. Total net boo

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These are the best Chromebooks to buy for you and your family

Android Central‘s top-ranking Chromebook reviews ranked The best Chromebooks of 2020 can provide a top-notch computing experience, perfect for students, grandparents and anyone looking for a trouble-free laptop with long battery life. We‘ve reviewed and rated the absolute best Chromebooks so that you can find the best value at any budget. Our buyer‘s guide will help you find the perfect Chrome OS laptop or tablet. Best overa

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The key to a good PS4 experience is the right accessories

Accessories can allow you to customize your gaming experience, giving you the right tools for various genres or just making it easier to interface with your console. You can certainly get by with just the PlayStation 4 out of the box, but if you‘re willing to spend a bit of money, this guide will provide you with ways to really unlock the system‘s potential. Back to basic DualShock 4 Soft Touch Staff pick Sure, the PS4 comes

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