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June 13

Twitter has announced a host of new features that it says will make it easier to discover ongoing news and events. In a blog post, the company outlined improvements to Moments, personalized news and events notifications, and more.

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Today only, pick up the new LG V30S 128GB Android Smartphone for $600 (Reg. $930)

Today only, B&H offers the new LG V30S ThinQ 128GB Android Smartphone (Unlocked) for $599.99 shipped. Having just gone up for pre-order last month, this is the first discount that we’ve seen from the $930 list price. Early reviews are solid and LG is known as a trusted Android manufacturer. Features includes a six-inch OLED display, 16MP camera, 4K video capabilities and it ships with Android Oreo.

June 12

Judge says AT&T can move forward with its $85B merger with Time Warner

A federal juge ruled on Tuesday that AT&T can proceed with its $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner. Judge Richard Leon ruled the deal is legal and he did not impose any conditions on the merger.

Today’s ruling comes as part of the antitrust lawsuit levied by the Justice Department last year.

June 2

Google Pixelbook hits new all-time lows from $749 shipped (Reg. up to $1649)

Update (6/5): B&H is no longer offering this discount.

Update (6/4): Walmart is no longer offering this discount.

Best Buy is currently offering the Google Pixelbook 1.2GHz/8GB/128GB with 12.3-inch Display for $749 shipped. Also available at Walmart, B&H, and the Google Store. That’s $250 off the going rate and beats the the lowest price we’ve seen by $150. If you have been interested in Chromebooks, then you can’t go wrong with Google’s first-party offering. Rated 4.6/5 stars. Head below to find additional configuration options that are on sale and don’t forget to take a look at 9to5Google’s hands-on review.

May 29

Apple ranked behind Google as world’s second most valuable brand

A new report out today from global brand consultancy BrandZ places Apple as the second most valuable brand in the world, with Google holding the lead. The rankings are based on a combination of customer sentiment and financial performance…

May 24

Snapchat rolling out new Send and Request location features aimed to be more privacy cautious

Snapchat is the original proprietor of the ephemeral sharing idea, before major players such as Instagram began copying its ideas. Looking to gain a leg up on competitors like Instagram, Snapchat is expanding its location sharing features..

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was widely criticized yesterday for failing to answer many of the questions put to him by the European Parliament.

He promised written answers to these, and some have been provided, but more than half of the unanswered questions remain so …

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

May 16

Fox Sports partnering with AT&T and Intel to test the power of 5G connectivity

Carriers have made it clear that 5G is the next big thing for mobile technology, with AT&T targeting the end of this year for a rollout to a dozen markets. To show the power of 5G, however, Fox Sports is partnering with AT&T, Intel, and Ericsson to use 5G technology to broadcast the upcoming U.S. Open Championship in 4K HDR…

May 15

Last week at its annual I/O developer conference, Google unveiled its new AI-powered “Google News” application. Replacing the neglected Newsstand service from Google, and seen as a direct competitor to the Apple News app, Google News is now available on the App Store…

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May 11

Support for HDR YouTube videos now widely rolling out for iPhone X

YouTube has been trialling support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) videos on the iPhone X since the end of last month, and now appears to be rolling it out more widely …

May 3

Twitter today has detailed an internal bug that saw passwords be stored in an internal unmasked log. While Twitter says that it sees no signs of breach or misuse, it’s recommending that users “consider changing” their passwords…

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April 24

9to5Toys Last Call: TP-LINK Wi-Fi Smart Bulbs $38, Qi Wireless Charger $8, SanDisk 64GB SDXC 2-pack $50, more

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April 23

9to5Toys Last Call: AT&T Galaxy S9 from $570, WeMo Smart Wall Switch $35, SanDisk 256GB USB-C Flash Drive $65, more

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April 20

9to5Toys Last Call: Belkin microUSB Cable Charging Kits $10, Adjustable Tablet Stand $9, TP-Link Smart Plug $20, more

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April 19

9to5Toys Last Call: Twelve South Headphone Stand $50, ecobee4 Thermostat $199, Daydream VR $50, more

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Amazon’s new ‘Alexa Skill Blueprints’ feature allows anyone to create custom questions & responses

Amazon is adding new personalization options to Alexa, starting first with users in the United States. The new Alexa Skill Blueprints feature makes it easy for anyone to create a range of custom responses for Alexa, ranging from jokes to instructions and much more.

April 18

9to5Toys Last Call: Timbuk2 Amazon Gold Box, Nest Thermostat E $110, Pixelbook USB-C Hub $11, more

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April 17

Google Chrome for iOS adds support for exporting all of your saved passwords

After rolling out early support for the feature on Android and desktop last month, Google today has updated Chrome for iOS with support for exporting passwords. The feature comes as part of version 66 of the app…

9to5Toys Last Call: GoPro 4K HERO6 Black $344, Aukey Qi Wireless Charging Lamp $34, iOttie Mount $10, more

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April 16

9to5Toys Last Call: Chromecast from $25, Nest Hello $182, Nest Thermostat $119, more

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