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vodafone will test out its 5g network across seven major uk cities

vodafone announced it will kick off 5g trials in seven major u.k. cities.the trials will start between october and december of this year.vodafone plans to launch its commercial 5g network sometime in 2020.vodafoneannounced 5g trials that will encompass seven of the u.k.’s 10 largest cities later this year. the trials should indicate whether vodafone will be ready for a commercial 5g rollout sometime in 2020.according to vodafone, the trials will start between october and december of this year and will take place in birmingham, bristol, cardiff, glasgow, liverpool, london, and manchester. the 5g services will supplement the existing 4g networks at 40 locations across the seven cities.the operator is also in discussions with enterprise custo...




alleged leaked photos of the motorola one power show off dat notch

techinfobitalleged images of a prototype motorola one power leaked.the images seemingly confirm several key aspects of the one power, such as its wide display notch.based on previous reports, motorola might announce the one power during the summer.almost two weeks ago, we got wind that the rumored motorola one power will feature mid-range specifications and a stock-ish implementation of android. now, we have another leak that gives us a better idea of what the one power will look like.techinfobit reportedly went hands-on with a prototype unit and managed to take a few pictures. the images seemingly confirm several key aspects of the upcoming one power, such as the vertically-aligned dual rear cameras, the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor th...




dlive launches android app for blockchain-supported live streaming

dlivedlive has launched an android app for its live streaming platform.the app lets users watch content and award the creators with cryptocurrency based on the steem blockchain.dlive already has over 500,000 monthly active users.a company called dlive hopes to combine two major internet trends: live streaming and cryptocurrency. today, dlive launched its android app that lets the hundreds of millions of android owners not only watch live streaming video content, but also allows them to reward their favorite creators with cryptocurrency based on the steem blockchain.editor's pickwhat is a blockchain? – gary explainsif you have heard of bitcoin or any of the other cryptocurrencies, then you have probably heard the word blockchain or the...




sunrise gold samsung galaxy s9 and s9 plus release date is june 24

samsungthe sunrise gold color of the samsung galaxy s9 and s9 plus will be sold in the u.s. starting june 24.the new version will be sold on samsung.com, bestbuy.com, and in best buy brick-and-mortar stores.this is the fourth color choice for samsung’s latest flagship phones.if you have been waiting to buy the samsung galaxy s9 or s9 plus in gold, your wait is nearly over. the company announced today that the sunrise gold edition of its latest flagship phones will finally be sold in the u.s. beginning june 24.read more:best samsung phonesthe phone will be sold on samsung.com, and best buy will also sell it in its retail stores and on its website. pricing f...




hey google, is the government spying on me?

smart speakers are some of the newest and hottest products in smart home technology. a good smart speaker like google home can be an all-in-one solution to home automation, communication, and entertainment. but, is there a nefarious side to the smart speaker world we didn’t even realize existed?if you hadn’t heard (pun intended) our sister site soundguys has a new podcast. the first three episodes just hit itunes and google play music, and we’re all really excited about it. now, i don’t want to turn this into an ad for the podcast, but there is a reason why i’m writing this feature. you see, the second episode of the soundguys podcast is titled “smart speakers: a new legal frontier” and it’s that new legal frontier tha...




become an expert in web design for under $40

you can learn how to design and develop a website with  the web design certification bundle right now.the two things you need to build a website are the technical know-how and the creative tool kits. this bundle offers both. whether you want to build your ideal site or take it up as a profession, the four courses provide you with the entire skill-set.html & css are two of the most important programming languages in web design. in the first course you get a great understanding of both, as well as a grasp of other important online concepts such as seo.the other three courses are all about making your site look professional and slick. photoshop is the gold standard in image design, and a highly transferable skill to have. dreamweaver and flash...




the new igtv app aims to take on google's youtube

instagram has revealed it now has 1 billion users worldwide since it first launched in 2010.it also announced plans to launch a new app, igtv, designed to show longer videos of up to one hour.the app will launch sometime in the next few weeks for android and ios and is meant to compete with youtube.instagram is making not one, but two big announcements today. the first is a new milestone for the facebook-owned social network as instagram revealed it now has 1 billion users worldwide. instagram first launched in october 2010, which means it took less than eight years for it to hit that 1 billion user mark. by contrast, its parent facebook took over eight years to reach that number.the other big announcement, and one that has been rumored ...




oppo find x vs galaxy s9 plus vs oneplus 6 vs huawei p20 pro

oppo just announced the find x, a high-end smartphone that can go head-to-head with the best of them. it sports top-of-the-line specs and a few innovative features, but it also has a couple of drawbacks.don’t miss our in-depth oppo find x reviewhere’s how the oppo find x compares to the samsung galaxy s9 plus, oneplus 6, and huawei p20 pro.the find x has a 6.42-inch amoled display with a resolution of 2,340 x 1,080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. the panel is curved on the sides like on the galaxy s9 series, doesn’t have a notch, and is surrounded by extremely thin bezels — 93.8 percent screen-to-body ratio. in fact, the top bezel is so thin there’s no room to fit for the phone’s 25mp front-facing camera. oppo took a page o...




flutter release preview 1 launched by google

google has made the first release preview version of its app development tool flutter available.the release comes after a huge increase in the number of people using flutter after google i/o 2018.the first release preview version includes many improvements from the earlier beta build.in february, google announced the first public beta release of flutter, a new software development tool that would allow creators to make apps for both android and ios simultaneously and also have them share the same code base. today, google said that flutter has hit a new milestone, as the first release preview version is now available for app makers.editor's pickgoogle flutter – what is it, and how to use it for cross-platform app creation android may be ...




how to update your chromebook — a step by step guide

you can update your chromebook in minutes — no technical knowledge required. the process is similar to updating the chrome browser and only requires a few clicks.editor's pickhere’s how to print from a chromebook if you own one of the many, many chromebooks available from google and other laptop makers, you likely want to print some documents from time to time on your home printer. but just how do you …the first step is to make sure you’re connected to a wi-fi network — you can’t update your chromebook without an internet connection. once that’s done, click on your account photo in the bottom-right corner of the screen and select “settings.”then just click the menu icon in the upper-left corner and select about chrome os...




evoland 2, the sequel to one of our favorite rpgs, is now on android

evoland 2 has launched on android, following up on the innovative and well-received first game.the sequel follows a similar action/adventure formula, but tosses in more genres as well.evoland 2 reportedly offers controller support and will be available on android tv too.evoland is one of the best mobile rpgs around, so we’re happy to see follow-up title evoland 2 launch today on android.evoland 2 is an action/adventure game but, much like the original title, it takes you through the history of the genre. that means it starts out with game boy-style monochrome 2d visuals before eventually moving to 16-bit graphics and finally hitting 3d.editor's pick15 best android games of 2018! gaming on mobile has been improving at a far greater rate t...




all four u.s. carriers to stop selling real-time location info to data brokers

blii bradford/flickrupdate (06/20): sprint sent over a statement to the verge stating it will no longer sell its cell phone location information to data brokers. in addition, t-mobile ceo john legere posted on his twitter feed that his company will not sell customer location data to “shady middlemen.”original article (06/19): you might not have known, but wireless carriers have been selling information about where your phone is located with data brokers. today, two of those carriers, at&t and verizon, have announced they will end that practice, but only after it was found that one of those companies was offering that info to others that didn’t have the legal rights to get it.associated press reports that u.s. senator ron wyden of ...




pokémon quest for android launching june 28, pre-register now (update)

update (06/20): pokémon quest is now scheduled to launch on android june 28. you can go to the google play store right now to pre-register for the game. it will send you an email when it does become available to download.pre-register at google play storeoriginal article (05/30): nintendo held a special pokémon-themed event last night in japan where it let loose a whole bunch of announcements for the beloved series, including a brand new game for mobile devices, and a new main series title for nintendo switch with features that link up with pokémon go.let’s start off with the strangest of the lot. pokémon quest is a free-to-start action rpg for android, ios, and switch that transforms the franchise’s pocket monsters into goofy, cub...




blackberry key2: price, availability, deals and release date

blackberry’s heyday is long gone, but don’t count it out completely. last year tcl brought us the blackberry keyone, a masterful blend of nostalgia and modern smartphone prowess. a year later the key2 has arrived packing a similar design with plenty of refinements, on the surface and under the hood.the blackberry key2 is a niche device, but it’s worthy of your attention if you yearn for a physical keyboard option in 2018. so, how much is it, and where and when can you get it?don’t miss: blackberry key2 is here – what you need to knowlast year, the keyone debuted with just one design choice, only to add the keyone black variant later in the year. this time blackberry is giving us more choices, launching an all-black version and ...




microsoft will rebrand msn news to microsoft news on android (upate)

microsoftupdate (06/20): microsoft has officially announced the relaunch and rebranding of the old msn news app as microsoft news. it includes features like a dark theme, a way to customize what news you view on the app, breaking news alerts, and more.microsoft news is also the name for the engine that will power the msn.com website, the news apps in windows 10, skype, xbox and outlook.com, and the news section on the microsoft edge web browser. the company is working with over 1,000 news publishers and more than 3,000 brands to collect and aggregate the best news for use in its websites and apps. microsoft’s ai program scans the content to pick out the most current and accurate news. human editors will also curate the top news stories t...




oppo find x review: finding space

when we’ve talked about full-screen phones in 2018, that’s meant around an 80 percent screen-to-body ratio with a small bottom bezel and a notch housing the front camera. the front-facing camera is an integral part of the phone so this design was necessary — until now.with the oppo find x, the chinese company follows in the footsteps of fellow bbk-owned phone company vivo, hiding the camera in the top of the phone. however, oppo’s approach is a little different the vivo’s nex, and feels pretty unique.designthe oppo find x is a stunning phone. with beveled edges, a beautiful gradient back design and probably the highest screen-to-body ratio available, this thing is quite the looker. the body feels quite similar to the samsung galaxy...




access google play's ar apps now

the oneplus 6 now supports google’s arcore augmented reality (ar) development suite. the news arrives via xda developers, which spotted the compatibility even though the oneplus hasn’t yet been listed on google’s arcore supported devices list.arcore, released last december, is a software development kit that helps developers create ar content for android phones. phones that support it can take advantage of dozens of play store apps, including ikea place, that lets you place ar furniture in your own home, and google’s just a line, that lets you paint in the air.editor's pickoneplus 6 android p developer preview ...




this probably isn't the samsung galaxy s10, y'all

ice universeleaker ice universe has published an image of an unannounced, bezel-less smartphone that some believe to be a galaxy s10 prototype. the image was published on twitter earlier today alongside the cryptic words “this may be a design beyond” — what some interpreted as a reference to the rumored galaxy s10 codename (beyond).the image shows a phone with a bezel-less display, without a notch, speaker or sensors of any kind. it also seems to lack an os, as no permanent notifications or on-screen buttons can be seen, though it could display a full-screen image on a ui that lacks an on-screen button overlay (my huawei p10 buttons are permanently shown in the gallery app).this may be a design beyond. pic.twitter.com/lviqusw1jv— ice...




how to use android messages for web to text from your computer

android messages for web is here. much like whatsapp for web, messages for web lets you pair your computer to your phone, so you can send and receive sms from either device. the pairing process is simple, as is the interface. to get you started, here’s a quick guide on how to use android messages for web on your computer.note: if you don’t see messages for web in step three below, messages for web is not yet available for your device. you can force enable it with root access, otherwise, you’ll just have to wait a little longer as it is made available to all.open the messages app on your smartphonetap the overflow menu (three dots in the top right-hand corner)tap “messages for web”on your computer, open https://messages.android.c...




unreal mobile officially launches with plans as low as $10 a month

update: unreal mobile has now revealed details on all three of its plans. they all offer unlimited talk, text and data, but the speed of the data is just 2g. if you get the $10 a month plan you also get 1 gb of lte data, while $15 gets you 2gb of lte speed. if you get the $30 plan, you get 5 gb of lte data.check it out at unreal mobileoriginal story: in may, the popular budget-friendly mvno wireless carrier freedompop announced plans to launch a spin-off, unreal mobile. at that time, the company claimed unreal mobile was formed in response to the upcoming merger of sprint and t-mobile, and added that it would offer an unlimited plan, with access to sprint’s network, for as low as $15 a month.relatedthe best prepaid and no contract plans in...