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Xbox One gets massive April Update, Discord integration

Christmas has come extremely early for Xbox One owners. April might be almost over but fans will probably forgive Microsoft for still calling it the April Update. Especially considering the loads of gifts that Microsoft has just dumped on them in one swoop. Plus, to show that‘s very happy to play nice with other services, the Xbox is getting preliminary Continue reading

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OnePlus 6 launch date confirmed

Samsung and Huawei have had their say and, in just a few days, so will LG. But for many smartphone users around the world, these companies sometimes ask to much from consumers‘ pockets. They‘re still waiting for that phone that will woo their hearts and their wallets without settling for compromises. Now OnePlus is telling them they won‘t have to Continue reading

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Samsung 970 PRO, EVO NVMe SSDs put SATA drives on notice

A lot of tech marketing puts the spotlight on CPU cores and clock speeds but professionals know that data storage can make or break a workflow just as much. Unlike with CPUs, however, advancement in storage technology hasn‘t exactly made great leaps and we‘re pretty much still tied to decades-old tech. Samsung, however, wants to tell you that you don‘t Continue reading

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iOS 11.3.1 released with third-party iPhone 8 display fix

Apple has released iOS 11.3.1 for the iPhone and iPad, improving security on both devices. The update also fixes the bug that impacted some iPhone 8 units that had been repaired with a third-party display. Apple was sure to include a note in the update changelog warning iPhone users that non-genuine displays might not work as intended. Phones are prone Continue reading

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LG G7 ThinQ Super Bright Display cranks up the pixels, controls

Our smartphones are mostly made up of screens, at least on the front. That‘s especially true with today‘s trend of nearly bezel-less displays. So it‘s only natural that smartphone makers put a great deal of effort into making and promoting their panels. Take for example the upcoming LG G7 ThinQ and its Super Bright Display, promised to be brighter, denser, Continue reading

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Ford GoBike electric bicycle sharing pilot arrives in San Francisco

Ford‘s previously unveiled electric bicycle service GoBike has officially launched in San Francisco. Through it, Ford is offering the public access to 250 electric bicycles as part of an exclusively deal it has in the Bay Area. The e-bike system launchd on Tuesday with 123 bicycle docks located throughout the city. Each bike features an electric motor, battery, and a Continue reading

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Roku Channel gets free live news, Roku OS 8.1 update detailed

Roku has updated its Roku Channel app to add live news coverage, among other things. The channel is, unlike the other apps on the company‘s platform, Roku‘s own service for free content, including movies. Both linear and live news content is now available through the Roku Channel, the company announced today; it features the same advertisements used to support other Continue reading

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T-Mobile quietly paused Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update on April 3

On April 1, T-Mobile started rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to its Galaxy Note 8 customers. However, the carrier silently stopped that rollout, according to a support page on the company‘s website. Based on that page, T-Mobile put the update temporarily on hold just two days after it launched. Anyone who didn‘t get the update by April 3 Continue reading

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Instagram Stories gets support for sharing ten images or videos at once

Instagram has pushed out an update for Stories that enables users to upload more than one video or photo at a time. The change is available on Android now, though the iOS update won‘t be rolling out for a few more weeks, according to the company. With it, users will see a new icon within the upload media screen; up Continue reading

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Plantronics BackBeat GO 600 headphones have a Bass Boost button

Plantronics has unveiled the BackBeat GO 600 Series, a new lineup of over-the-ear headphones that come with two equalization modes: Balanced and Bass Boost. The modes are designed to appeal to each user‘s listening preference those who like even audio and those who prefer to heavily emphasize the bass. The model is wireless with a 33ft range and great Continue reading

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Spotify just pulled further ahead of Apple, Tidal, and Pandora too

There‘s little Spotify has to catch up on when it comes to streaming music. They‘ve got a whole lot of the market cornered for several reasons - not least of these because they‘ve been in the business the longest. Spotify‘s most recent update - today - should serve to move the streaming music service even further out ahead of the Continue reading

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Pandora Premium hits Xbox One with two big features in tow

Pandora Premium has been up and running for some time now, but despite that, it isn‘t available on very many platforms. At first, the service rolled out only on mobile, and then nearly a year later, it made the jump to web. Today Pandora is adding one more platform to the list by bringing Xbox One functionality online. Of course, Continue reading

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Urbanears Jakan magnetic earbuds are minimalist with single control knob

Urbanears has announced Jakan, a new pair of earbuds featuring a magnetic, minimalist design. A key part of Jakan‘s design is a single control knob for controlling all aspects of the listening process, including skipping tracks, adjusting volume, and answering calls. Also notable are the model‘s magnetic plates, which improve portability by making it easy to carry Jakan when they‘re Continue reading

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Amazon Key In-Car Delivery: 5 quick facts you should know

We need to talk about Amazon Key In-Car Delivery, and not just because Amazon announced it formally this week. Today I‘m going to run down 5 main points you need to be aware of, whether or not you‘ll be participating in Amazon‘s futuristic product delivery adventure. The first and most important point here is: Amazon doesn‘t get a copy of Continue reading

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Nintendo Switch hack: What you need to know

It‘s only Tuesday and it‘s already been a big week for Nintendo Switch owners, or at least those who would like to hack their console and open the door to homebrew software. Hacking the Switch is a pastime that‘s still in its infancy, but two different groups have come forward with new vulnerabilities that open the floodgates, so to speak. Continue reading

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Instagram data download tool arrives, but only on desktop for now

As previously promised, Instagram has launched a tool that enables users to download their account data. The feature was revealed as in-progress a few weeks ago, that revelation made following criticism over the platform‘s lack of a data download tool. Facebook already offers a similar tool for downloading account data, the same data that had some unwelcome surprises for some Continue reading

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Galaxy Note 9: When Apple tocks, Samsung ticks

The Samsung Galaxy Note hasn‘t been a slouch when it comes to high-end features and abilities. Not since the beginning, when the Galaxy Note (the first one) was introduced as the herald of a new age in mobile computing. Now in 2018, it‘s a year where Samsung‘s biggest rival generally releases a set of incremental updates to smartphone models. This, Continue reading

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Venom‘s first official trailer shows us what we want to see

While Marvel is gearing up to premiere the culmination of ten years of movies with this week‘s Avengers: Infinity War, Sony has been rather quietly plugging away with its feature film based on Venom, one of Spider-Man‘s most popular enemies. The film‘s first teaser trailer premiered back in February, but unfortunately, we didn‘t get to see Venom himself - merely Continue reading

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Google Podcast app: Where to get it, how to use it

This week Google‘s Podcast app was revealed in detail, from audio search to indexing. As it turns out, Google already released their Podcast App in the form of an update to their already-in-play Google Search app. Getting to this Podcast interface is not entirely intuitive - but for a good reason. Google doesn‘t just want to run over your face Continue reading

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Spotify‘s free mobile experience is about to get a lot better [Updated]

Spotify has made its streaming music service more tempting to free users, with a new Spotify mobile app that it hopes will keep listeners from jumping ship to Apple Music. The updated app includes more flexible access to the Spotify catalog of tracks, with more on-demand control, along with a way to potentially save considerably on how much data your Continue reading

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Apple wants cheaper OLED panels from Samsung

Apple‘s next generation iPhone collection likely has OLED panels at its heart. Evidence appeared today in industry sources speaking about Samsung‘s OLED production levels and an apparent request from Apple to reduce prices on said OLED panels. These panels are likely headed toward more than one iPhone to be revealed later this year, in between 1 and 3 models, all Continue reading

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Switch release date revealed

It‘s been quite a few months since we first discovered that Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will make the jump to the Nintendo Switch, and today, Bethesda finally revealed when it will release. We‘re also getting our first look at how the Switch version of Wolfenstein II performs, so if you‘ve been waiting for this port, you‘ll definitely want to Continue reading

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Mercedes‘ A-Class L Sedan gives China preview of luxe 4-door

Mercedes had shown us its punchy little 2019 A-Class Hatchback, and now it‘s the turn for the sedan version of the car, though this is no ordinary four-door. Making its debut at Auto China in Beijing this week, the A-Class L Sedan adds almost 2.4-inches more space to the wheelbase, contributing to extra room for those in the back seats. Continue reading

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Spotify‘s free mobile experience is about to get a lot better

Spotify has made its streaming music service more tempting to free users, with a new Spotify mobile app that it hopes will keep listeners from jumping ship to Apple Music. The updated app includes more flexible access to the Spotify catalog of tracks, with more on-demand control, along with a way to potentially save considerably on how much data your Continue reading

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