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How to upload videos to YouTube

Uploading videos on YouTube is easier than you thought. YouTube is the biggest video platform on the planet, delivering everything from music videos to birthday parties to news and updates on the world. Uploading your own videos to YouTube...Show More Summary

Best Large Android Phone

Updated April, 2017: Galaxy S8+ is the new king of large phones. Best overall Best for battery Best for less Best Overall Samsung Galaxy S8+ See at Verizon See at AT&T See at T-Mobile See at Sprint See at Best Buy See at Amazon In the...Show More Summary

Kodi 18 on Android TV will have voice search and recommendations

Kodi 18 Leia will be getting even tighter integration into Android TV. Which is awesome. Kodi 17 Krypton hasn't been officially around for long but work is already well underway on the next release. Version 18, Leia — named after everyone's...Show More Summary

YouTube Kids app now available on LG, Samsung and Sony smart TVs

This is an important expansion that probably took a bit too long to make. Google is expanding its YouTube Kids app to altogether new platforms, bringing in smart TVs from LG, Samsung and Sony. The expansion moves the YouTube Kids app...Show More Summary

Google dramatically improves support for Indian languages across Translate, Gboard and more

When the entire internet is in your language, the possibilities are endless. Google has long held a special focus on the technology needs of India, and is making a big step toward addressing the entire subcontinent with today's announcements of improved language support across multiple products. Show More Summary

Google Maps: Ultimate Guide

Make the most out of Google Maps. Google Maps is a powerful tool that's used by over 1 billion people, and over the years the app has become more efficient at suggesting routes, offering detailed options for public transit, nearby points of interest, and so much more. Google serves up directions for driving, walking, biking, or public transit. Show More Summary

AT&T has just ruined 5G for the rest of the mobile industry

AT&T says it just launched a new 5G network. It didn't. In one fell swoop, AT&T has all but undermined — and potentially ruined — the nascent brand that is 5G. The next-generation wireless standard, which hasn't even been finalized yet, is set to roll out in earnest starting in 2019 or 2020. Show More Summary

I used the LG G6 as my only camera on vacation and it was great

Smartphone cameras are so damn good in 2017 that it's increasingly difficult to justify carrying my standalone camera. I just returned from an excellent two-week vacation that took my girlfriend and I to Paris, Munich, Venice, and Rome. Show More Summary

The Galaxy S8's quick launch camera setting isn't available globally

The ability to quickly launch the camera with the power button is missing on a few Galaxy S8 units. Double tapping the home button was the fastest way to launch the camera on the Galaxy S6 and S7. But with the Galaxy S8 eschewing the...Show More Summary

How to turn off Gear VR safety warnings

Gear VR has safety warnings that pop up when you start up the VR headset, but you can turn them off. Each time that you turn on your Gear VR a set of safety warnings pops up on your screen. While they are handy for informing new users about safety issues while using VR, if you regularly use your VR headset they can become a bit of a hassle. Show More Summary

ZTE and Sprint launch a $130 phone with a massive 3990mAh battery

Boost Mobile is getting a pretty great new budget phone in the ZTE Max XL. ZTE and Sprint have announced a new $130 phone that aims to keep people working for up to two full days. The ZTE Max XL (or MAX XL if you're annoying about it)...Show More Summary

Best Cases for Orchid Gray Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

The Orchid Gray Galaxy S8 stands out in a sea of black and silver phones. Make sure to show it off even when using a case! If you bought the Orchid Gray Galaxy S8 or S8+, you're faced with an all-too-familiar dilemma — do you forgo a...Show More Summary

Samsung issues 'urgent update' to fix Device Quality Agent error

Samsung is releasing a patch for an annoying bug that kept people from enjoying their Galaxy S8s. Samsung has issued an "urgent new software update" to fix a problem some of its Galaxy S8 customers were experiencing with a software component...Show More Summary

Six things you need to do immediately after getting the Galaxy S8

Take some time to make your Galaxy S8 yours. There's a lot going on inside the Galaxy S8. From the new design, which does away with much of the front bezels, to the relocation of the fingerprint sensor to the back of the phone, the S8 is all new. Show More Summary

Best VR Headset for Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Make sure you have the VR Headset which offers the most complete experience for Star Trek: Bridge Crew. One of the most anticipated VR games of the last couple years is finally coming out soon. You should get ready for the launch by picking a good VR Headset to complete the experience. Read more at VR Heads! ...

Save 20% on all dbrand skins, including the new Black Dragon option, today only

Celebrating the launch of its new Black Dragon skin, dbrand is offering 20% off all skins for one day! Today is your chance to save 20% on any dbrand skin, and any order over $20 qualifies for free shipping anywhere in the world. Whether...Show More Summary

How to customize the Galaxy S8 navigation bar and home button

It's easy to change the color or swap the order of your Galaxy S8's software keys. The move to on-screen keys in the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ opens up new possibilities for customization. Unlike capacitive and hard keys, the GS8's buttons...Show More Summary

Xiaomi's phones aren't coming to the U.S. or UK anytime soon

Xiaomi doesn't want to jeopardise its position in Asian markets by stretching itself too thin. Erstwhile Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra announced back in August 2016 that the company would make its debut in the U.S. market "in the near future."...Show More Summary

T-Mobile picks up 1.1 million new customers in Q1 2017 as net income rises 46%

T-Mobile continues to gain momentum with its unlimited plans. T-Mobile has announced that it picked up 1.1 million new customers — 914,000 postpaid and 386,000 prepaid additions from MetroPCS — in Q1 2017. The carrier also saw a 11%Show More Summary

Google launches second-gen Jump camera for filming VR

Google has launched the second-gen Jump and the Jump Start initiative, which gets the appropriate tech for making VR into the hands of content creators. Google is certainly not backing down from virtual reality any time soon. In fact,...Show More Summary

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