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Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ review: Our first impressions after 24 hours

Here’s where our heads are at after 24 hours with Samsung’s latest.

Our full Galaxy Note 10+ review is underway, but that doesn’t mean we need to hold back our thoughts as we go. We’ll have a complete and comprehensive Note 10+ review in due time, but until it’s finished, we want to give you a peek into what our thoughts are on the phone at various milestones.

To kick things off, here are our first impressions  [Read More…]

YouTube Originals released after September 24 will be free for everyone

Premium subscribers will be able to watch bonus footage and director’s cuts.

What you need to know YouTube Originals content released after September 24 will be available to non-YouTube Premium subscribers. Premium members will have early access to shows, along with bonus footage. Google first announced this shift back in May.

This past May, YouTube announced a big shift for its YouTube Originals content by saying it would soon be made available for free for everyone in  [Read More…]

Samsung’s Q2 2019 profit falls by a staggering 56% after weak memory demand

Analysts expect the memory chip market to recover only in the second half of 2020.

What you need to know Samsung’s Q2 2019 profit was 56% lower compared to the same period last year. Drop in demand of memory chips is a major reason behind the massive drop. The company plans to enhance its 5G lineup and introduce more A series phones in the second half of the year.

Samsung, which is currently the world’s largest maker  [Read More…]

T-Mobile and Sprint are set to merge after Justice Department approval

What you need to know Sprint and T-Mobile are finally merging after a year awaiting regulatory approval. Deal will see Sprint sell prepaid assets, including Boost and Virgin, to Dish for $ 1.4 billion. Dish will also pay over $ 3 billion for Sprint’s 800Mhz spectrum. Dish will have access to T-Mobile’s network for 7 years until it can build its own network. Combined company, also called T-Mobile, will have around 90 million customers.

After a year in  [Read More…]

The Galaxy Note 10 might have the Snapdragon 855+ after all

This contradicts a report from last week.

What you need to know A reliable source says that the Galaxy Note 10 uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855+ CPU. This contradicts a report from last week saying it’d use the older 855. Other specs, such as a 4,300 mAh for the Note 10+, are also confirmed.

In just about two weeks, Samsung will take the wraps off of the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+. The rumor mill is chugging  [Read More…]

Marriott Bonvoy offering a free night after two stays

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If you ever stay at Marriott hotels but haven’t signed up for their Bonvoy program, now is a great time to do so with a new offer just being announced. New members to the program are being offered a Free Night Award (worth up to 25,000 points) after  [Read More…]

The JBL Link Bar is available to purchase 14 months after it was announced

What a roller coaster ride this has been.

What you need to know You can finally purchase the JBL Link Bar for $ 400. It’s a Google Assistant soundbar, Chromecast target, and Android TV streamer. JBL announced it at Google I/O 2018 and delayed it multiple times.

Remember the JBL Link Bar? We don’t blame you if you’ve forgotten about it, so here’s a quick recap.

The Link Bar is a soundbar that does a few different  [Read More…]

Huawei remains on the blacklist, even after Trump’s G20 announcement

The “presumption of denial” policy is still in place in which most requests are usually denied.

What you need to know An internal email was sent to U.S. Commerce Department staff informing them Huawei is still blacklisted. The email was sent by John Sonderman, Deputy Director of the Office of Export Enforcement in the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security. Huawei will still be under the “presumption of denial” policy in which most requests are usually  [Read More…]

Huawei admits it screwed up after putting ads on people’s lock screens

The ads “should not be appearing on lock-screen interfaces.”

What you need to know Huawei recently got caught placing ads on people’s lock screens. The ads were for travel site Booking.com. Huawei says it’s now removed them.

Thanks to the impending U.S. ban, Huawei’s got a lot on its plate right now. Amidst building its replacement OS for Android and figuring out how it’ll survive without U.S. business arrangements, the company found time to put ads on  [Read More…]

YouTube Music is still missing so much 1 year after its relaunch

Buried under a mountain of bugs and absences, YouTube Music is straining even the most patient of users.

One year ago, I wrote that YouTube Music was a mixtape full of promise, with predictive algorithms that are scarily good and selection like no other, but today, it’s hard to defend the service when it is still missing so much. Granted, there have been advancements and meaningful features added in the last year, especially in the last six  [Read More…]