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As part of Best Buy’s Wish List sale, get the Amazon Echo Auto Smart Speaker for just $20

Best Buy's Wish List sale is going strong, offering customers great deals until Sunday. The Wish List sale is just one of Best Buy's weekly Black Friday-esque sales this November, allowing everyone to stock up on gifts and goodies before the big day itself. More time, less stress! One of the stand-out sales this week,...

Google Nest Audio review: A powerful choice to embrace the Assistant ecosystem

Back in 2016 at its I/O developer conference, Google introduced the Google Assistant alongside the original Google Home smart speaker. At the time, Google Assistant was perceived as Google Now 2.0, a virtual assistant that adopted a conversational approach to search backed by Google's artificial intelligence and machine learning. Fast forward to 2020, and Google...

Google Chat will default to unthreaded chat rooms to eliminate the confusing mess

Google Chat is about to change the way it organizes conversations. Following criticism that threaded conversations are confusing, Google has confirmed that newly created rooms will soon be unthreaded by default. According to a posting in the Google Workplace blog, the change will kick in on all rooms created after November 16th. Google notes, however,...

Google Shopping adds a share menu shortcut to compare prices

Google Shopping was not a particularly high profile element of the search experience, but that seems set to change as Version 56 of the Android app has arrived with a new feature to boost its use. Many new shopping features have landed in the app recently, but this recent update has brought us yet another...

Xiaomi teases a large telephoto lens for smartphones that can physically zoom

Smartphone cameras have come a long way, but there is still some way to go before they can match the latest mirrorless cameras. One of the key limitations that smartphone cameras have has been that they traditionally have fixed focal lengths. To get around this limitation, device makers have turned towards multi-camera solutions to provide...

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 from 2015 officially receives October 2020 security patches

Samsung today maintains a healthy security update schedule for its devices. The company regularly pushes monthly security updates to popular devices launched in the last two years, while the remaining devices receive security updates quarterly. However, Samsung's policy on software updates wasn't this good just a few years ago. Before making the switch to One...

Google Photos 5.18 confirms premium editing features for Google One members

Google has been working on adding premium editing features to Google Photos for the last couple of months. Back in March this year, we first spotted evidence of this feature in an APK teardown of Google Photos v4.45. At the time, we learned that the features would only be offered to Google One members. In...

WhatsApp Pay starts rolling out to more users in India

The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has given WhatsApp the green light to expand its UPI-based payments service to more users in the country. WhatsApp Pay initially received regulatory approval to run a pilot program with up to 10 million users earlier in February this year. At the time, sources familiar with the matter...

Samsung starts rolling out the One UI 2.5 update to the Galaxy M31

Just yesterday, Samsung began rolling out the One UI 2.5 update to the Galaxy M21. Today, the company is starting to roll out the same update to the Galaxy M31, introducing several improvements along with a security patch. The Galaxy M31's One UI 2.5 update has the firmware version M315FXXU2ATJ9 and comes in just shy of 1GB....

XDA Forums now open for Moto G 5G, Moto G9 Power, LG K92, Micromax IN 1B/Note 1, and Samsung Galaxy M21

It’s hard to believe we’re nearing the end of 2020, a year that has been incredibly challenging for many people across the globe. Luckily, we’ve been able to take solace in our shared love of technology, which by and large has progressed in some interesting ways this year. To keep the conversation going around the topic...

Get the powerful flagship OnePlus 8 Pro for $200 off at Amazon

OnePlus is pulling out all of the deal stops this month! Whether it's Black Friday level discounts or flash deals at the OnePlus store, if you've been in the market for a new phone or pair of earbuds, there have been some awesome deals. Today's great OnePlus deal? At Amazon, you can save $200 on...