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By: James Hyde

There are good deals on Amazon at any given time, the problem is to find them. We’ve done that for you here with some great deals that are live on Amazon right now, from an amazing deal on a 6TB backup drive to some accessories that will...

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By: Rob Jackson

There are a lot of smart people discussing digital privacy thanks to the latest Facebook controversy. It was worth discussing before, but this has served as a backlash catalyst with potentially unintended consequences. Before I explain, let me...

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By: Rob Jackson

The United States Senate hearing with Facebook’s Mark Zuckberg is complete- at least round one. Although the primary topic of interest was the Cambridge Analytica scandal, conversational shrapnel flew Google’s way: Android was...

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Fortune
By: Jonathan Vanian

Lawmakers pester Zuckerberg about past privacy snafus and frequent apologies.

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TheVerge
By: Shannon Liao

This week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before members of Congress, splitting his visit into two days of questioning. There were expected queries regarding the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal, about whether Facebook has grown too...

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Entrepreneur
By: Hayden Field

Here's what you need to know after the Facebook co-founder and CEO's visit to Washington.

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Mashable
By: (Deleted account)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was supposed to face a grilling by members of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday and he (kind of) did. Since most of the Senators are not exactly digital natives, some questions proved to be quite revealing of their knowledge on ...

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Fortune
By: Joe Navarro

The Facebook CEO needs to work on using body gestures.

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Inc
By: Michelle Manafy

You've probably heard that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is testifying before Congress this week. The testimony covers the Russia-linked Internet Research Agency's misinformation campaign and Cambridge Analytica scandal. What you might not know is...

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Inc
By: Minda Zetlin

Senators and representatives inquired about everything from Facemash to elephants.

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By: James Hyde

These are the best Android games in 2018 that you have to download!

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By: Rob Jackson

Tonight’s final question in HQ Trivia is one that every Android lover should have easily answered correctly: which has NOT been the name of an Android Operating System? Vote in the poll to guess (aka state the obvious) and leave your...

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By: Rob Jackson

The FCC just published tests from what appears to be a Chromecast on steroids, it has an Android TV styled remote (with Google Assistant button), and is adorned with a giant "G" Google logo in several places.

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By: Rob Jackson

Google has become a daily part of most people’s lives. Whether Gmailing, Google searching, Google Mapping, or watching a Youtube video- Google’s most popular products have weaved themselves into the fabric of our culture. But what about...

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By: Rob Jackson

Today is a big day for Facebook and its users as the company will begin notifying 87 Million people if they were targeted in the Cambridge Analytica incident.

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Fortune
By: Natasha Bach

Sequoia acknowledged that Facebook “has unquestionably committed sins for which it must now atone.”

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By: Rob Jackson

You'll get $10 for free if you make 5 separate purchases and can earn an additional $100 for referring friends to Google Pay

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By: Rob Jackson

Amazon Subscriptions also save you money by completely avoiding the possibility of impulse buys and that cannot go unnoticed. If you smartly set up your subscriptions, you're saving a lot more in time and money than the math price-based comparisons...

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By: Rob Jackson

It's been 3 strange months since I announced Phandroid was for sale and many of you asked for updates as the situation developed. Here they are.

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By: James Hyde

Those with unlocked S8/S8+ in the US get the latest OS update.

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By: Nick Gray

Since I wanted to share the unboxing of my Lilac Purple Samsung Galaxy S9+ with you guys, I waited until the next morning to open the box and play with the phone for the first time. Hope you enjoy.

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By: Chris Chavez

It's been a good run but after 9 years, Google is officially shutting down their goo.gl URL shortening service next month.

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URL shorteners can be both useful and fun. Google's take on the tech launched in 2009, and added a third-party API, the ability to create QR codes and the power to link right to iOS and Android apps. Even Keanu Reeves has a URL shortener named...

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By: Andrew Myrick

A new report claims that Samsung is moving up its schedule for the Galaxy Note 9. The device could be launched as early as July, and this would be to help offset some of the disappointing sales from the Galaxy S9.

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By: Chris Chavez

LG and OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei have both deleted posts talking about display notches, likely due to overwhelmingly bad feedback.

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By: Quentyn Kennemer

Palm is making a comeback, but these smartphones won't be running the beloved webOS software that the Palm Pre championed. No, these will be Android phones. And they're launching on Verizon, apparently. 

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By: Chris Chavez

Razer announced today that they'll be skipping Android 8.0 Oreo and instead focus on releasing 8.1 next month. Full details can be fond in the post.

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By: Andrew Myrick

AT&T has finally started rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to owners of the LG V30.

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By: Chris Chavez

Your Google Home devices can now pair up with the Bluetooth speakers in your home, allowing you to listen audio in multiple rooms and even better quality than ever.

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Google Home is getting a long-awaited feature: Bluetooth. Previously, only Google Cast-enabled speakers could be looped in to a network of Home-commanded devices. Now users can pair their speaker of choice with the dedicated Home app and voice...

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Mashable
By: Karissa Bell

Google Home speakers just got a lot more useful for listening to music. The company has rolled out an update to the Google Home app that lets you connect your Assistant-enabled speaker to any bluetooth speaker. SEE ALSO: Facebook pauses smart...

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Thurrott
By: Mehedi Hassan

Google now lets users of its Home smart speakers to connect to all Bluetooth speakers without needing a Chromecast. The post You Can Now Connect to All Bluetooth Speakers With Google Home appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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Cnet
By: Andrew Gebhart

You no longer need a Chromecast streamer to control your personal speakers with Google Home.

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TheVerge
By: Chris Welch

Google’s Home, Home Mini, and Home Max speakers can now play music and other audio on the other Bluetooth speakers you might have around the house. This is particularly useful for people who own the Home Mini. The company’s affordable, compact...

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By: Quentyn Kennemer

So, guys, the OnePlus 6 will have a notch. We've seen it in leaks before, but we didn't know whether that would actually come to pass. That is, until company man Carl Pei decided to just confirm the details

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By: Nick Gray

Many people buy new smartphones each year so they can have the best camera experience possible. But if you're happy with the phone you have now, there's a chance that you could get the Pixel 2's camera experience on your phone simply by installing a ...

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TheVerge
By: Vlad Savov

The Android fan community is having something of an emotional meltdown right now as it witnesses new phone after new phone embracing the notched screen design. Popularized by the iPhone X and Essential Phone last year, the notch at the top of the...

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By: Andrew Myrick

Huawei has officially unveiled the Porsche Design Mate RS. The device features a 6-inch display, 6GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of onboard storage. Pricing for the device starts at just over $2100.

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By: Chris Chavez

The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro were announced today and if you're curious to see what these phones have to offer, check out the post.

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By: Quentyn Kennemer

A couple of years ago, a Dutch consumer advocacy group put the screws to Samsung by suing them over the company's update practices. A Dutch court has actually decided to hear the case out. Samsung will effectively have to defend their stance on...

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By: Chris Chavez

With the OnePlus 5T now officially discontinued, fans of premium, high-end Android phones that wont break the bank turn their sights to the OnePlus 6. We’ve seen a few leaks tipping off its design — it’s even said the recently...

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By: Andrew Myrick

Xiaomi has unveiled the Mi Mix 2S which features a 5.99-inch bezel-less display, Snapdragon 845 SoC, and up to 8GB of RAM. The device will launch on April 3rd in China before expanding to more markets.

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TheVerge
By: Thuy Ong

Xiaomi claimed earlier today that its new 5.99-inch Mi Mix 2S phone has better features than the iPhone X. Now, it has another piece of hardware to boast about: a 99 yuan (about $15 USD) wireless charging mat, as spotted by AndroidCentral. The Mi...

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By: Chris Chavez

After using the Pixel 2 XL since launch, I've recently gone back to the OnePlus 5T and haven't looked back. Here are 7 reasons why and a few of the things I miss.

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By: Andrew Myrick

Motorola has announced that Sergio Buniac would become the new chairman and president, while confirming new devices to launch next month.

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By: Andrew Myrick

Acer and Google have announced the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 which is the first tablet released which is powered by Chrome OS. The tablet will launch in North America next month for $329.

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There have been many Chrome OS devices with touchscreens, but there haven't been pure tablets. You've always had an attached keyboard as a fallback -- until today, that is. Acer has unveiled the first Chrome OS tablet, the Chromebook Tab ...

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TheVerge
By: Jacob Kastrenakes

Chrome OS has run on laptops, desktops, convertibles, and all-in-ones, but until today, it hasn’t run on a tablet. That changes with the Acer Chromebook Tab 10, the first tablet to run Chrome OS. Acer’s Chromebook Tab 10 is very much meant to...

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Thurrott
By: Paul Thurrott

Google announced today what many have suspected since the Pixelbook release: It will now rely on Chrome OS, and not Android, for its tablets efforts. The post Google Brings Chrome OS to Tablets appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Quentyn Kennemer

Samsung is promising Oreo to Galaxy Note 8 owners on all US carriers within 2-3 weeks. Meanwhile, one minority group of users is still left in the dark.

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By: Andrew Myrick

The OnePlus 5T has officially been discontinued, which means we are nearing the launch of the OnePlus 6. In the meantime, we take a look at some of the best alternatives if you need a new device today.

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By: Andrew Myrick

More and more reports are arising which claim that the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are suffering from "dead spots" in the touchscreen. Samsung has responded stating that it is looking into the claims.

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By: Chris Chavez

In a huge announcement that can only be described as hell freezing over, Instagram announced that they're kinda, sorta going back to a more chronological feed. They're also fixing one of the most annoying behaviors of the app. Find out in the post.

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By: Andrew Myrick

Vivo has announced the Vivo V9 which falls in the mid-range market, while featuring a 24MP selfie camera and a respectable dual-camera system on the rear.

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By: Andrew Myrick

A new TENAA listing revealed that Huawei is working on a new smartphone which will feature 6GB of RAM and 512GB of onboard storage. This would be a first for the industry.

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By: Quentyn Kennemer

Chrome 66 will add an algorithm for detecting and muting tabs that are about to automatically play videos with sound.

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Mashable
By: Monica Chin

Google's war on autoplaying videos in Chrome continues.  Chrome 64, released in December, gave users the ability to mute annoying autoplay videos on an entire site, not just one page. Chrome 66 is the next step. SEE ALSO: Google Chrome's latest ...

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By: Andrew Myrick

A new report states that Best Buy has ended its long-standing partnership with Huawei. This means that we will no longer see Huawei devices in any of Best Buy's locations.

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Best Buy plans to stop selling phones in the U.S. made by Huawei Technologies, the latest blow for the Chinese cellular-electronics giant in the U.S.

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TheVerge
By: Chaim Gartenberg

Best Buy will no longer sell Huawei’s phones, according to a pair of reports from CNET and VentureBeat. This marks the latest blow to the phone manufacturer’s attempts to sell devices in the United States. According to CNET, Best Buy has stopped ...

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By: Chris Chavez

If you hurry, you can get a great deal on the latest Google Daydream VR headset. It's 50%-off but only for today.

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TheVerge
By: Dani Deahl

Multiple sources tell TechCrunch that Google is acquiring Lytro, an imaging startup that specializes in light-field technology. According to TechCrunch, one source says the deal is an “asset sale” and the company is being bought for no more than ...

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Phandroid
By: Chris Chavez

Google is reportedly buying digital imaging startup Lytro for around $40 million. For more on Lytro and how their technology looks to create a more immersive experience for next gen VR products, check out the post.

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By: Andrew Myrick

If you're in the market for a new smartphone, the Essential Phone has been discounted on Amazon. This time, the device is priced at $449, and you get a free set of Earphones|HD, which are valued at $99.

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Mashable
By: Alia Kheir

Day 3 of the Amazon Easter sales, and today we are seeing some great deals on Sony TV's, up to 40% off Beats, Philips, SOL, House of Marley, and Jam Headphones and massive savings on kitchens appliances like the Kenwood stand mixer. If sofa surfing...

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By: Quentyn Kennemer

Verizon just launched a blockbuster BOGO deal for those who were looking for a reason to upgrade a couple of lines.

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By: Andrew Myrick

The Huawei P20 lineup will be unveiled on March 27th, but we have learned more information about what the P20 Pro will offer. More notably, we now have information regarding the interesting tri-camera setup.

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TheVerge
By: Chaim Gartenberg

Details continue to trickle out about Huawei’s upcoming P20 flagships, and the latest is about the rumored three-camera system for the top-of-the-line P20 Pro. It’s more or less been confirmed that the P20 Pro will have three rear-facing...

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Do you still have a hole in your heart where Nokia's camera-centric Lumia 1020 used to be? It might be filled very shortly. WinFuture sources have claimed that Huawei's upcoming P20 Pro will include an ultra-high resolution 40-megapixel...

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Fast Company
By: Michael Grothaus

The company’s first product was the revolutionary “light field” technology camera that allowed people to refocus shots after they were taken. Since then, Lytro has pivoted to cameras that capture VR. In that time, Lytro has...

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Lytro burst onto the scene in 2011 with its then-unprecedented "light field" technology that powered an oddly-shaped camera with the ability to refocus pictures after they're taken. The first $400 camera arrived in 2012, however,...

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By: Chris Chavez

One of the specs left untouched in the Galaxy S9's list of upgrades is the RAM. With 4GB, it's exactly the same as last year's Galaxy S8 and if you were curious to see how this affects performance, check out this video.

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By: Chris Chavez

For a limited time, you can get $200 off the Pixel 2 XL when you finance it through the Google Store. Google is even throwing in a extra 18W USB C charger for free to sweeten deal, but you'd better hurry. This deal wont be around for long.

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By: Andrew Myrick

HTC has introduced two new budget-minded devices with the HTC Desire 12 and Desire 12 Plus. The company has not revealed pricing or availability for these devices.

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TheVerge
By: Dani Deahl

HTC has announced a new line of midrange smartphones called the Desire 12 and Desire 12 Plus. The phones are 5.5 inches and 6 inches, respectively, and their most notable feature is probably not any of the specs, but available colors, which, judging ...

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By: Quentyn Kennemer

Uber's testing program reached its final mile in Tempe, Arizona after inadvertently striking a pedestrian and causing her death.

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Arstechnica
By: Timothy B. Lee

Enlarge (credit: Uber) The chief of the Tempe Police has told the San Francisco Chronicle that Uber is likely not responsible for the Sunday evening crash that killed 49-year-old pedestrian Elaine Herzberg. “I suspect preliminarily it appears...

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Fortune
By: Aric Jenkins

A preliminary investigation has shifted the blame more towards the victim.

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TheVerge
By: Andrew J. Hawkins

Uber’s self-driving car was traveling at a speed of 40 mph when it struck a 49-year-old woman in Arizona Sunday night, and did not show significant signs of slowing down, police said today. The pedestrian, Elaine Herzberg, was transported to the...

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By: Quentyn Kennemer

German carrier Deutsche Telekom announced an opt-in system for customers who are tired of seeing bloatware littered throughout their home screens. Will their underling T-Mobile see similar changes?

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TheVerge
By: Thuy Ong

T-Mobile’s parent company Deutsche Telekom has announced it will give customers the option to choose which apps they want to install on new Android devices. The feature, spotted by Android Central, is designed to combat unwanted preinstalled apps...

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By: Chris Chavez

Google Play Instant is now available for games inside the Play Store. The feature eliminates the requirement to install a game just to try it out. Just tap to play and that's it!

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Thurrott
By: Mehedi Hassan

Google Play Instant now supports games on the Play Store, starting off with 6 games. The post Google Brings Its Instant Apps Tech to Games on Play Store appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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Cnet
By: Shara Tibken

Google Play Instant is part of a redesign of the Google Play Games app.

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Google doesn't really make games on its own, but with Android it supports one of the biggest developer communities out there. As such, the company is sharing some news at the Game Developers Conference that'll be of interest to both...

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TheVerge
By: Dieter Bohn

GDC starts this week in San Francisco, and Google is looking to burnish its reputation among game developers with a handful of new announcements. The most newsworthy is “Google Play Instant,” which allows game demos to be played on Android...

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Phandroid
By: Chris Chavez

It's here! PUBG Mobile is now officially available in the US for Android.