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Google is shutting down Neighbourly in May

Back in 2018, Google launched a new experimental app called Neighbourly which was designed to help users learn more about their neighborhood through local experts. The app was initially rolled out in Mumbai, India and was later extended to a few other cities across the country. For the unaware, the Neighbourly app allowed you to...

Google’s new WaveNetEQ machine learning model improves audio quality in Duo

Google has had a history of killing messaging apps unpleasantly in favor of newer communication apps that too are killed eventually. Google Duo has, so far, been an exception since it was launched alongside Allo, the now-defunct messaging service. Duo has continuously received Google's attention and frequent addition of new features like 1080p support on...

Huawei P40 series starts at £699 in the UK with pre-order bonuses like the FreeBuds 3

The Huawei P40, P40 Pro, and P40 Pro+ were launched in an online event last month. These are the latest flagships from Huawei, bringing along some very enticing hardware technologies to the average consumer. There are design changes on board, better displays, better cameras, and much more, giving users plenty of reason to be excited...

Google Chrome prepares to track your media playback history

Over the last couple of months, Google has added a number of features to Chrome to offer users a better media playback experience. Back in December last year, Google Chrome received a new media control tool with support for Chromecast and early last month, they started testing a new picture-in-picture button in the media control...

Spotify’s “Follow Feed” for new music from your favorite artists is rolling out

Popular music streaming app Spotify recently rolled out a new mobile UI with a refreshed home screen layout, a universal Shuffle Play button, a redesigned Action row, and more. According to Spotify, the new UI was designed to make the app more streamlined and easier to use with just one hand, with the updated home...

YouTube prepares Bedtime Reminders and TikTok-like “Shorts”

While millions of people are cooped up in their homes due to COVID-19, video streaming services like YouTube, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video are seeing a massive increase in traffic. To capitalize on this growth, each video platform has made changes and introduced new features to keep users watching without overloading their servers. YouTube, for...

OnePlus 8 Pro renders show off new Ultramarine Blue color and Case options

Just in case you've been living under a rock these past few weeks, OnePlus is about to launch new smartphones. After the highly successful OnePlus 7 series and OnePlus 7T series last year, the company is looking for another hit, and that will come in the form of the new OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus...

T-Mobile and Sprint have finally completed their merger, leaving America with only 3 big carriers

The long process of T-Mobile and Sprint merging has finally come to a close. The last hurdle was jumped in February and the deal was expected to close in April. Starting today, T-Mobile officially owns Sprint, leaving the U.S. with only three major carriers. So what happens now? One of the immediate changes is T-Mobile has...

Samsung will buy back your Galaxy S20 for 50% of the price any time within 24 months

It has been nearly two months since Samsung announced the Galaxy S20 series at Galaxy Unpacked. Since then, the phones have already made their way into the hands of probably millions of consumers, so most people interested in one of the three phones have either already spent time with them or have at least read...

Motorola opens up Moto G Power and Moto G Stylus pre-orders in the U.S.

In early February, Motorola announced two new devices in its 2020 Moto G lineup. Rather than brand these devices as part of the Moto G8 lineup, Motorola opted to drop the numbering entirely. The Moto G Power and Moto G Stylus are two affordable mid-range smartphones that Motorola announced would come to the United States,...

Discord tests a new bottom tab design and swipe gesture controls

While we're all trapped at home having a nice cold pint and waiting for this all to blow over, we've increased our use of messaging apps to keep up with our friends and families. There are hundreds of messaging apps out there, and many of them are more popular in certain regions or with certain...

Samsung Galaxy A10s and Galaxy A6+ get updated to Android 10 with One UI 2.0

Samsung’s One UI custom Android OS received a major UI overhaul last year with the rebase on top of Android 10. Samsung has also teased further improvements via an incremental update, which will allegedly be called One UI 2.5. However, Samsung has yet to conclude the One UI 2.0 (or 2.1 in some cases) update...