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[OMG Rainbows!] Snapchat adds new 3D World Lenses

[OMG Rainbows!] Snapchat adds new 3D World Lenses

I'm tired of telling you how much I don't get Snapchat, so I'll get right down to business and cut the unnecessary preamble. The service is adding new 3D World Lenses, an expansion of the existing
33 new countries now offer the Spotify Premium for Students discount

33 new countries now offer the Spotify Premium for Students discount

Spotify offers a great 50% off discount on its Premium plan if you're a student, making it a more attractive option for young adults who can't afford to pay the full price of a monthly subscription.
[Update: $80 refurb, $120 with Force Band] Deal Alert: Grab the Sphero Star Wars BB-8 for $88.81 on Amazon ($150 MSRP)

[Update: $80 refurb, $120 with Force Band] Deal Alert: Grab the Sphero Star Wars BB-8 for $88.81 on Amazon ($150 MSRP)

Update 1: 2017/04/19 3:34am PDT If you don't mind getting a certified refurbished product, you can grab the Sphero BB-8 for $79.99 on Woot today. An optional bundle with the Force Band (the latter
Instagram's offline mode for Android is official

Instagram's offline mode for Android is official

We've known about Instagram's plans to add offline capabilities to its app for a couple of months, and yesterday the news was made official at the Facebook Developer Conference (F8). Instagram is
The Xiaomi Mi 6 is official with a 5.15" display, 3350mAh battery, Snapdragon 835, and dual rear cameras

The Xiaomi Mi 6 is official with a 5.15" display, 3350mAh battery, Snapdragon 835, and dual rear cameras

After a lot of speculation, leaks, and plenty of teasing, Xiaomi has officially unveiled its latest flagship, the Mi 6. The Chinese company packed in some top-tier specs into a small-bodied, glass
Sprint expands international roaming to 165 countries with free 'basic' data, free texts, and $0.20/min calls, revamps high-speed data

Sprint expands international roaming to 165 countries with free 'basic' data, free texts, and $0.20/min calls, revamps high-speed data

Free or cheap international service is something many US carriers have been doing lately. Not having to buy a separate SIM card when you travel abroad is a very nice convenience, even if some aspects
[No Words] Motorola's new commercial is all kinds of bizarre and confusing

[No Words] Motorola's new commercial is all kinds of bizarre and confusing

I could write a long post mocking this new Moto commercial or explaining everything that's weird and inappropriate about it. I could lament the poor sense of humor, the slightly offensive misuse of
Microsoft adds Groups collaboration tool to the Android Outlook app

Microsoft adds Groups collaboration tool to the Android Outlook app

Fans of Microsoft's Outlook will be pleased to hear that last year's most useful new feature is now coming to the Android app. Outlook Groups has had its own distinct app for a while, but after
Wells Fargo has announced support for PayPal NFC payments

Wells Fargo has announced support for PayPal NFC payments

Paypal announced in early 2016 a desire to return to the idea of NFC payments in the wake of Apple and Google's success. Earlier this morning, PayPal announced the ability to link it to Android Pay,
17 new and notable (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last week (4/12/17 - 4/18/17)

17 new and notable (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last week (4/12/17 - 4/18/17)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Please wait for this page to load in full in order to see the
Google accidentally pushed a Dogfood test build of the May 2017 security update to the Pixel XL

Google accidentally pushed a Dogfood test build of the May 2017 security update to the Pixel XL

Google seems to have a problem with keeping testers and customers apart. Last month, the company pushed an unfinished Google Drive for Windows update, causing Drive to break for thousands of users.
Google Assistant adds support for Lowes Iris, Lutron Caseta, and Osram Lightify

Google Assistant adds support for Lowes Iris, Lutron Caseta, and Osram Lightify

Even if you have a wide array of smart home products from different manufacturers, Google wants to make sure they all work seamlessly on Assistant (and thus, the Google Home). The company has
Google Voice now has improved spam call filtering

Google Voice now has improved spam call filtering

No one likes spam calls, and Google knows that. You may recall that last year, Google added a warning in the Phone app for when a suspected spam caller was ringing. Now the company is bringing that
Attack of the Bots: Facebook introduces new bots and new bot features in Messenger at F8

Attack of the Bots: Facebook introduces new bots and new bot features in Messenger at F8

Facebook has released a whole lot of information from their latest F8 developer conference, and it looks like their drive to turn Messenger into its own platform for development is continuing full
Sky Go app gets visual refresh, 7-day TV guide, and remote record in version 6.0

Sky Go app gets visual refresh, 7-day TV guide, and remote record in version 6.0

For viewers in the UK, the TV landscape is infinitely less cluttered compared with our American counterparts. Multiple time zones, networks, and providers in the US make things far more complex than
Comcast's new Xfinity xFi app gives you more control over your home network

Comcast's new Xfinity xFi app gives you more control over your home network

Changing your network settings, especially on a per-device basis, isn't easily possible unless you have a newer router - like the Google Wifi. For Xfinity customers using one of the standard Wireless
Facebook is experimenting with picture-in-picture video

Facebook is experimenting with picture-in-picture video

Facebook used to be a place where you posted text updates and put stupid stickers all over your profile page. Increasingly, the social network wants to be a place for video. For instance, there's , ,
[Deal Alert] ZTE Axon 7 is $330 ($70 off MSRP/Best Buy)

[Deal Alert] ZTE Axon 7 is $330 ($70 off MSRP/Best Buy)

I don't usually get super excited about Deal posts, but this is a good one for one of my favorite phones. eBay has a sale going on the ZTE Axon 7 today for $330, which is a great price. The seller is
HBO Go and HBO Go for Android TV get big updates with ability to resume a series, binge mode, and more

HBO Go and HBO Go for Android TV get big updates with ability to resume a series, binge mode, and more

HBO Go isn't a very good app—this is the harsh truth. Yet, people put up with it because HBO has content that they want to see. The app is getting an update today (standard and Android TV) that adds
Galaxy S8 and S8+ take it all off for our amusement in iFixit's latest teardown

Galaxy S8 and S8+ take it all off for our amusement in iFixit's latest teardown

If you are interested in the tech behind the Galaxy S8 and S8+ (and have already read our own delightful opinions), then odds are you're excited to see what the device looks like on the inside.