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Job listing tips off future Google Home product with a touch screen

A Google job listing may have revealed the company's plans to launch a version of Google Home with an actual touch-screen like the Amazon Echo Show or Echo Spot.

Save up to 20% off these Samsung microSD cards

You can save up to 20% off Samsung microSD cards on Amazon. Be sure to check out this deal for your smartphone or Nintendo Switch.

Apple confirms it has acquired Shazam in deal worth $400 million

Apple has confirmed it plans to acquire Shazam in a deal worth $400 million. Shazam is a music identification company, but also has a focus on visual identification.

Andy Rubin has returned to Essential after short leave of absence

Rubin's short two week leave of absence from Essential has been completed and he's now back at the head of the company, according to a new report.

10 Best Google Home Commands

Google Home is a super handy device to have in your house. If you have one, there are a few commands you should be using every day. Here are the best Google Home commands.

Full list of Honor smartphones getting the Android Oreo update

Honor's CEO recently sat down with a Serbian website to confirm Oreo is coming to a handful of their devices. Here's the full list.

These 30 smartwatches are getting Android 8.0 Oreo soon

Android Wear began rolling out to the LG Watch Sport a few weeks ago, but Google has 29 more smartwatches either already receiving it or said to be getting it at some point down the line.

Pixel 2 and 2 XL camera app gains access to AR Stickers starting today

Starting today, the Google Pixel 2 will gain access to AR Stickers inside the camera app. To kick things off, Star Wars The Last Jedi sticker pack is being released just ahead of the movie.

Android 8.1 update accidentally factory reset some Pixel C devices

It seems the Android 8.1 OTA update caused some Pixel C devices to factory reset. Google has issued an apology and says the issue has been fixed.

Samsung Galaxy S9's improved iris scanner will be as secure as Face ID

Samsung Pay can utilize the iris scanner, but no other banking apps can use it. A new report out of Korea claims the Samsung Galaxy S9 will have improved iris scanning that will be able to secure sensitive information.

Google Home Max is now available at Best Buy

Google's latest Home speaker device is finally available to purchase. The Google Home Max is the member of the family with high-end audio quality features.

Google is working on a new YouTube music service to launch next year

The new service could actually be a merging of the existing music services. The branding would be YouTube instead of Play Music.

5 Best Pixel 2 XL Cases from Spigen

There are plenty of case options out there, but one of our personal favorite manufacturers is Spigen who offers some of the highest quality -- and most reasonably priced -- cases online. Here are the 5 best Spigen cases for the Pixel 2 XL.

Best Cheap Android Phones - December 2017

As a companion to the Best Android Phones, we've created a list for the Best Cheap Android Phones. These phones won't break the bank, but they will provide a pleasant experience.

Qualcomm wants to make headphone dongles with HiFi DACs

One thing Qualcomm showed off this week at the Tech Summit was headphones with HiFi DACs built right in. The HiFi DAC they showed off is powered by USB Type-C and will be ready for products next year.

OnePlus 5T now receiving OxygenOS 4.7.4, here's what's new

The OnePlus 5T is now receiving OxygenOS 4.7.4. For a look at what's new, check out the release notes in our post.

Get an unlocked Galaxy S8+ and $100 gift card for $725

Looking for a new phone? Don't miss this bundle deal on Amazon for an unlocked Galaxy S8 Plus, Qi wireless charging pad, and $100 Amazon Gift Card.

Some Android Oreo users are having trouble getting contacts to sync

Some people running Android Oreo are experiencing an issue with syncing their contacts to their Google account. Mostly Pixel & Pixel 2 users seem to be affected, but others report the issue too.

OnePlus explains their position on Project Treble support

OnePlus held an AMA yesterday in their forums and fielded a question about the availability of Project Treble on their current phones, explaining why it won't be supported.

HTC's revenue drops yet again for the month of November

HTC has revealed its financial report for the month of November, showing that the company has suffered a 25% loss, only further expounding on the 20% loss suffered over the year.

Two leaked photos showcase Sony's new ultra-narrow bezel Xperia

Two new photos showcase the front and back of Sony's next generation of Xperia devices, revealing a much smaller bezel compared to previous flagships.

HTC releases the Smart display app for the U11+ in the Play Store

The U11+ has an OLED display and HTC will be using that display for a feature called "Smart Display." It's essentially just their version of an always-on display.

Google pauses ban on apps that use accessibility service legitimately

Google has sent out a new email to developers announcing its temporarily halting its accessibility services ban while it sorts through apps that use the feature in innovative ways.

So Long: Google officially removes Chrome Apps from its Web Store

After announcing back in 2016 that Chrome Apps would be removed from the Web Store, Google has officially removed the ability for anyone to download Chrome Apps.

Direct messages inside of Instagram are being broken off into a separate app

Instagram is breaking off direct messages into their own stand-alone app called Direct. The app is currently in testing in select countries but could be rolling out globally soon.

Bridge Constructor Portal is the biggest Half Life 3 tease

Bridge Constructor Portal will be released on December 20th and includes a license from Valve to give everyone some nostalgia from the original Portal games.

ASUS ZenFone 4 expected to get Oreo this month

ASUS has already confirmed that its latest smartphones will get an Oreo upgrade, but it didn't tell us when. Now it looks like the ZenFone 4 could be blessed with Android 8.0 this month.

Huawei Nova 2S revealed with a 2:1 display and Android Oreo in-tow

Huawei has announced the Nova 2S which features a 6-inch FHD display with a 2:1 aspect ratio and dual cameras on the front and rear of the device.

Google begins rolling out Android Oreo to Android Wear smartwatches

Google has confirmed that a new update is rolling out for Android Wear smartwatches which brings Android Oreo to the devices. The update includes a few minor changes.

10 Best Android Launchers

The openness of Android means there are tons of different launchers to choose from. It can be hard to sift through them all. We've got 10 launchers that are worth your time.

Pokémon GO is getting dynamic weather and 50 new Pokémon

Starting this week, 50 new Pokemon from the Hoenn region will appear in the game. Some of the names include Treecko, Torchic, and Mudkip.

How to turn off iMessage when switching from iPhone to Android

Making the switch from the iPhone on over to Android? You'll want to make sure you disable iMessage first as it could interfere with incoming text messages. Here are all the options at your disposal.

How to use Instagram's new Highlight feature to pin Stories to your profile

Instagram has been on a roll lately. After giving users the ability to archive and backup their favorite Stories to their accounts, they're making Stories even better with their latest feature: Highlights. Here's how it works.

HMD CEO explains why Nokia phones won't support Project Treble

HMD's CEO has explained why current Nokia devices won't support Project Treble. Turns out it's kind of hard to do on devices that haven't been designed for the new framework.

DEAL: Get the original 128GB Pixel for just $400 brand new

An eBay seller is offering the original 128GB Pixel for just $400. Currently, the Black version is sold out, but the Silver model is still available for purchase.

Lawsuit against Google for sexism in the workplace has been dismissed

A California judge has dismissed the class action suit filed against Google for unequal pay for women. The plaintiffs have been given 30 days in order to re-file.

The Snapdragon 845 is 30% more efficient than the 835

The chip features a massive redesign of the CPU and GPU. The result is 30% faster graphics performance and up to 30% more power-efficient than the Snapdragon 835.

AI.type keyboard exposes information of 31 million users

Security researchers have discovered the creators of the AI.Type keyboard didn't secure their customer database, exposing more than 31 million people's personal information.

Vine is making a comeback, founder teases 'V2' on Twitter

You heart that right, Vine is officially making a comeback. Well, sort of. The original founder of Vine tweeted a teaser image that reads 'V2' and has made it clear that he has begun work on a Vine followup.

DEAL: Buy the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro and get a set of U Flex headphones for free!

For only today, Samsung is offering a free set of Samsung U Flex Bluetooth headphones when you purchase the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro.

Android Phones with the Best Battery Life - December 2017

As a companion to the Best Android Phones, we've rounded up the Android Phones with the Best Battery Life. If you need a big battery to get through the day, these are the phones for you.

Here are the cases that will be available for the Samsung Galaxy S9

A new leak has revealed the case lineup that will accompany the Samsung Galaxy S9 once the device has been officially announced and unveiled.

HQ Trivia will finally be making its way to Android in time for the holiday season

After launching on iOS back in August, it has been confirmed that HQ Trivia will be coming to Android in the coming weeks, but before the end of the year.

Qualcomm's brand-new Snapdragon 845 will power the Xiaomi Mi 7

During the announcement of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Xiaomi's CEO took the stage to announce that the Xiaomi Mi 7 will be one of the first devices powered by the new chipset.

The Huawei P11 could have up to three rear cameras capable of a 40MP picture

A series of promotional posters has leaked revealing that the Huawei P11 could feature up to three rear-mounted camera sensors, which would be capable of a 40MP image.

Samsung likely to hold separate event for Galaxy S9 after Mobile World Congress

A new report claims that the Samsung Galaxy S9 will be unveiled at either Mobile World Congres in February, or at a separate launch event in March.