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Here’s how to make your very own Facebook avatar

A digital version of yourself, just for Facebook.

If you’ve spent any time on Facebook recently, you’ve probably seen a lot of your friends and family sharing digital avatars of themselves on the social network. If you’ve been wondering what the heck these are, you aren’t alone.

Facebook recently rolled out a new feature aptly-named “Facebook Avatars,” which allows you to create a Bitmoji-like version of yourself that you can use as your Facebook profile picture and  [Read More…]

We should be learning about the PS5 and its launch games very soon

With E3 out of the picture, Sony looks to do its own thing.

There’s been a rumored PlayStation 5 reveal event set to take place every month this year, and while nothing has materialized yet, that is set to change. According to VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb, PlayStation allegedly plans to hold an event in early June. His sources indicated that the event was originally planned for June 4, but that appears to have changed by a matter of  [Read More…]

Live Caption for phone calls may be coming to Android very soon

It’s accompanied by an automated message to ensure the participants’ privacy.

What you need to know Live Caption will soon work with phone calls. Code found in the third Android 11 Developer Preview shows Google is actively working on the feature. Turning it on will be accompanied by an automated message informing other participants that the call is being transcribed.

When it launched with Android 10 last year, Live Caption was one of the most exciting new  [Read More…]

Zoom and Google Duo are both excellent (and very different) video chat apps

More utility Zoom

Free, $ 20/month at Zoom

Pros Free plan is good for personal use Group calls up to 300 people Record and share meetings In-call text chat Lots of tools for business/enterprise use Cons Many features limited to paid versions Not as plug-and-play as Duo

Zoom has quickly become the de facto service for professional video calling, and for good reason. This is one of the most robust video chatting platforms, offering features like  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S20 sales have reportedly been ‘very disappointing’

Samsung was hoping to ship 32 million Galaxy S20 series phones this year.

What you need to know Samsung’s Galaxy S20 series phones are not selling as well as the company had expected. The Galaxy S20 series has only sold 60% of the number of units the Galaxy S10 series achieved within the same amount of time last year. Official sales numbers for the Galaxy S20 series are expected to be announced by Samsung at the end  [Read More…]

You can get the very best hardware for half of what the big names charge

$ 479 gets you the very best hardware you can buy right now, along with extras you didn’t know existed.

Everyone has a different reason for buying the phone they chose. I use a Pixel phone because I don’t like giving out my information to everyone and value security updates over everything. (And because BlackBerry Mobile seemed to stop caring.) But if you are the type of person who simply wants the very best hardware money can  [Read More…]

Craigslist moves into the 21st century, launches a very basic Android app

iOS and Android both get an app.

What you need to know There’s now an official app for Craigslist. The iOS app has already been launched, while the Android app is in beta testing. It has a clean and minimal design that mimics the website.

Craigslist has been a staple of the internet for years now but unfortunately lacked an official app for mobile platforms. That’s changing starting this week, as the company officially flighted an app  [Read More…]

They’re very similar, so should you get the OnePlus 7T or the 7T Pro?

OnePlus 7T

Incredible value

$ 599 at OnePlus

Pros 90Hz AMOLED display Snapdragon 855+ chipset 30W fast charging Android 10 out of the box Stereo sound Great value Cons Cutout No IP rating No wireless charging

The OnePlus 7T offers most of the same features as the OnePlus 7/7T Pro, but at a lower price point. You get the same 90Hz refresh rate, but this time on a flat AMOLED display. The phone also has a  [Read More…]

U.S. companies will be granted licenses to trade with Huawei “very shortly”

U.S. tech companies will finally be able to legally resume shipments of ‘non-sensitive’ components to Huawei.

What you need to know U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has said that U.S. companies will “very shortly” receive licenses that will allow them to sell components to Huawei. Ross also revealed that the U.S. government received a total of 206 license applications. A “phase one” trade deal between the U.S. and China is expected to be announced this month.

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Tropico lets you be the dictator of your very own tropical paradise [GotW]

There are a staggering number of casual simulation games on the Google Play Store, and it makes sense. A great mobile simulation game should let you choose between a slower, more methodical play for times when you just want to relax or let you run roughshod and create as much chaos as you can as you try and push the game past its limits (we’ll meet again one day, Egg Inc.).

Now, a really popular sub-genre is the  [Read More…]