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Damien Wilde

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Damien is 9to5Google’s resident Video Producer and professional Yorkshireman.

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If you happened to be one of the unlucky users who experienced the YouTube TV outage on October 16th, then you should be eligible for a free week of credit courtesy of the company. YouTube TV sent all subscribers an apology via email this weekend which contained a link to a form that, so long as you fill it in by October 24th, will enable you to claim a free week of credit towards the TV streaming service. expand full story

October 18

The brand new Huawei Mate 20 Pro has an outstanding camera, so too does the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, but which is the better shooter? Without yet delving into the Night Mode capabilities of both cameras — that will come in a more in-depth test and feature the Pixel 3 — let’s see how each fair during the daylight hours.

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Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

Google releases Pixel 3 ad featuring celeb endorsement [Video]

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are officially available today, which means we’re going to start seeing a lot more ads for what our Stephen called “two of the best phones you can buy“. In this 30-second ad spot, Gordon Ramsay, Riverdale actress Madelaine Petsch, music producer Marshmello, and YouTubers Joey Graceffa and Eva Gutowski (MyLifeAsEva) all endorse the smartphones just like our own Mr. Hall.

Vertu comes back from the dead w/ new $5,000 ‘Aster P’ luxury Android smartphone

More than a year after the company officially declared bankruptcy, Vertu has risen from the dead to announce their very latest luxury smartphone with a $5,000 price tag.

October 17

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro throws together some of the most requested features that we hear Android fans clamor for on a regular basis, but one big downside is there is no word on US availability just yet. That said, I genuinely believe this to be an all-around great smartphone for many Android enthusiasts out there.

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RED Hydrogen One infographic leaks full specs, design and features

The Red Hydrogen One remained a mystery for a long period. Who is the target market? How will it differentiate itself as a device first and camera system secondly? Well at the very least thanks to a leak courtesy of Instagram, the entire device has been seemingly laid bare.

October 16

So the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is slowly creeping up on being available for 2 months and that means that we have seen a few price drops. It also means we’ve got a wider array of accessories to choose from. I’ve been using the device as my main phone since release day and even since then I’ve had a literal box of cases to test, which means I think I’m fairly well placed to give you my opinion on 10 of the best cases for the Note 9.

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At a London event today, Huawei officially unveiled its latest Android smartphones. The Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are the latest from the Chinese brand and introduce a slew of new features which make them a worthy successor to the P20 Pro. Let’s take a look at what’s new.

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October 15

OnePlus 6T: Available at O2, EE, Vodafone, John Lewis and Carphone Warehouse in the UK

The OnePlus 6T will become the most widely available OnePlus device ever released in the UK, with the company announcing partnerships with UK carriers O2, EE, Vodafone and retailers John Lewis and the Carphone Warehouse for even further purchase and contract options.

Adobe has officially announced their latest mobile-targeted video editing software called Premiere Rush CC, which is now available on desktop and iOS devices, with Android support expected in 2019. A stripped down version of the bigger Adobe Premiere Pro, this software is clearly targeted at YouTube creators or those who create content for social media. expand full story

The OnePlus 6T is set to be announced at an official launch event on the 30th October in New York but that hasn’t stopped the leaks, with even the company themselves confirming a series of key features (or removal of them) prior to the unveiling. Let’s delve into all the facts we have ahead of the unveiling later this month for a true OnePlus 6T rumor roundup.

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October 12

If you saw our coverage of the Google Home Hub, one of the standout features — including the hardware itself — was the new Home View dashboard. This simplified home control system has now found its way to the Google Home app on mobile with the entire Home app receiving a complete visual overhaul as well.

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The Google Home Hub is Google’s very first attempt at a Smart Display and fuses the powerful functionality of the Google Home with a display for yet more use-cases. We’ve already seen a few Smart Displays from brands such as JBL and Lenovo, but unlike those options, Google’s first party design follows the design language of pre-existing Home devices and actually looks like something you would want in your home.

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October 11

The updated Chromecast might not seem like much of a improvement over the second generation model released in 2015, but a refreshed look, stronger WiFi connection and 1080p 60FPS — no 4K — streaming make for a pretty decent upgrade all things considered.

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Samsung has officially put to bed the rumors surrounding the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018). The mid-range device was officially announced today confirmed that there will be four, yes four, rear cameras. expand full story

October 10

With the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL including wireless charging for the first time, the addition of the Google Pixel Stand as a first party charging accessory means that Google have done what Apple could not by providing an official solution that actually adds a layer of extra functionality.

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The Google Pixel Slate — being the first Chrome OS-powered tablet — was one of the stars of the show at the Google launch event. The touchscreen device takes the lessons learned from the Pixel C in 2014 and Google’s recent hardware experiences and fuses them into a standout flagship tablet device running Chrome OS for the first time.

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So we’ve finally got our hands on the mythical (well, not so mythical) Google Pixel 3 devices after the official announcement yesterday. We’ve seen so much information about these — especially the 3XL — models already, that this has felt like an exercise in checking our pre-made lists. There wasn’t a whole host to be majorly surprised by, but it was great to finally get these devices in hand for myself.

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October 8

As of today, the expanded version of Google Safety Center will now be available in six European countries including Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. More countries and languages will be available in the coming weeks. expand full story

October 6

So the Nokia 7.1 was announced at a London event on the 4th of October, with yours truly heading to the showcase to directly check out exactly what this mid-range device has to offer. And my initial impression is that this smartphone actually surprised me a decent amount.

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