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YouTube is giving you better control over what videos are on your homepage

YouTube started out as a simple website to upload, view, and share videos. Over time, it grew into the beast that it is today with many people (including Google themselves) looking at it as a social network onto itself. That's massive when you consider over 300 hours of video content is uploaded each and every...

[Update: Free $350 Headphones with Pre-Order] The tall Sony Xperia 1 flagship smartphone launches July 12th in the US

At this year's Mobile World Congress, Sony unveiled its latest smartphone trio: the Xperia 1, Xperia 10, and Xperia 10 Plus. All 3 smartphones have cinematic 21:9 displays, but only the Xperia 1 packs flagship-tier specifications. It's got the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile platform, a 6.5-inch 4K OLED panel, triple rear cameras, and stereo speakers....

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e and Galaxy A30/A40/A50/A60/A70/A80 now support Google ARCore

Google surprised a lot of people with the augmented reality achievements the company was able to make when it announced ARCore. It was a much better way to tackle the space than its previous attempts with Project Tango and was open to more devices. However, the company hasn't treated it like some of its other...

OPPO shows off the first under-screen camera, but don’t expect great photos

The race to a completely bezel-less phone has forced OEMs to get creative. We've seen numerous methods for removing components typically found on the front of a phone. The front-facing "selfie" camera has been especially tricky, bringing forth the infamous "notch," hole punch, and pop-up mechanism. OPPO is introducing the first under-screen camera to solve...

[Update: Rolling Out] Google now lets you automatically delete your location history and activity data every 3 or 18 months

Google often keeps track of everything you search and wherever you go - so long as you have your smartphone's GPS location turned on. This happens irrespective of whether you're using Google Maps or not. Google often surprises you to leave a review for a place you visit and while those rewards in exchange for...

The European LG V50 ThinQ’s bootloader can now be unlocked

Alongside the LG G8 ThinQ with its wacky gestures, LG unveiled the 5G LG V50 ThinQ at Mobile World Congress earlier this year. It's basically an LG V40 ThinQ but with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Snapdragon X50 5G modem, and a larger 4,000mAh battery. The LG V50 is already available in the United States through...

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active smartwatch, Galaxy Fit & Fit e smartbands launched in India

Alongside the launch of the Galaxy S10 family, Samsung took to the stage at Unpacked 2019 to launch the new Samsung Galaxy Watch Active smartwatch and the Samsung Galaxy Fit smartband. Now, the company has launched these products in India, along with a new entry-level smartband called the Samsung Galaxy Fit e. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active The...

MediaTek unveils the Helio P65 chip with support for 48MP cameras, faster AI performance

MediaTek has always had a rocky reputation in the smartphone marketplace. After all, they've often been regarded as slower chipsets than their Snapdragon/Exynos equivalents. These devices have also had historically worse developer support than other devices due to a lack of kernel sources and documentation, although with Project Treble, ROMs for MediaTek phones are now...

Next Microsoft Surface Pro may come in a Snapdragon 8cx variant

Microsoft's Surface Pro tablets have gained popularity for their usage as 2-in-1 tablet/laptop computers, giving users the flexibility of working with Windows in the manner that they are more comfortable. Surface Pro devices have mainly featured Intel chips in the past, but this appears to be changing as reports indicate that Microsoft is testing out...

[Update 3: Unlocked model] The LG V40 is finally getting Android Pie

Anyone paying attention to the business side of the Android industry knows what shape LG is in. For those who are unaware, its mobile division has been losing hundreds of millions of dollars a year. The only reason why LG is able to continue manufacturing smartphones is thanks to the profits from its display (TV)...

[Update: Stable update rolling out] ColorOS 6 (Android Pie) beta is here for the Realme 1 and Realme U1

Realme is OPPO's spin-off brand focussed on fulfilling the expectation of young smartphone users. In India, it has been doing really well because of smartphones like the Realme 3 and the Realme 3 Pro which offer great value for the price. Besides the convincing value for money, Realme's commitment to updating its smartphone regularly is...