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These are the best Android phones you can buy right now

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If you want to get your hands on the best Android phone in 2020, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is for you. It's a device that delivers all of the high-end specs and features you could ask for in a flagship smartphone, all while coming in at a lower price than a lot of its competition. That said, if you're in the market for something more affordable, with different software, or a more unique design, there are plenty of other options to consider. Top 6 Android phones at a glance Samsung Galaxy S20 FE — Best Overall: A fully-fledged flagship smartphone for less money than you'd expect. OnePlus 8 Pro — Best Premium: Offers an even better design, higher-quality cameras, and faster wireless charging. Google Pixel 4a — Best Value: If you like getting good bang-for-your-buck. Moto G Power — Best on a Budget: All-around great Android experience for an even better price. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra — Best Ultra Premium: Ultra-premium features and specs with a price to match

Visible finally supports 5G for Android smartphones, but there's a catch

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Visible's Android smartphones finally have access to Verizon's 5G network, with a few caveats. What you need to know Android devices on Visible now support 5G through Verizon's network, at no extra cost to its subscribers. Samsung's Galaxy S20 models are the only supported Android phones for the 5G network, joining the Apple iPhone 12. 5G speeds on Visible are capped at just 200Mbps, which is much less than the 900Mbps+ that Verizon's 5G speeds claim to hit. Visible is the low-cost, pre-paid MVNO carrier that utilizes Verizon's network in order to serve its subscribers. The benefit is that Visible is able to offer customers a single, low-cost service plan for just $40 a month, not even taking promotions or discounts into account, making it one of the best prepaid plans around. Visible previously only had access to Verizon's LTE network, stating that it would offer 5G at some point in the future. As noted by 9to5Google the iPhone 12 previously su

There are so many Alexa speakers so let us help you decide which to buy

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Amazon first introduced Alexa to us through its original Echo smart speaker in late 2014. To this day, if you're looking for the best Alexa speaker, you're probably going to look first at the company's Echo line of smart speakers. In fact, Amazon recently announced updates to its entire Echo product line, and we will be covering and reviewing each of these new speakers shortly. There are also many great Alexa-enabled speakers are made by other companies such as Bose, Sonos, and Ultimate Ears that you may wish to consider. This guide will help you make the best purchase decision as you consider the best Alexa speaker for your household. Best Alexa Speaker from Amazon Amazon Echo (4th Gen) — Best Overall Alexa Speaker: The fourth iteration of the original Echo gets a spherical redesign with better speakers and a built-in Zigbee smart hub. Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) — Best Value Alexa Speaker: The best bang-for-your-buck Echo now available in two flavors: with clock an

Google threatens to withdraw Search from Australia over new media law

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Facebook has also threatened to block news from its feed for Australian users over the same code. What you need to know Google is threatening to stop making Search available in Australia. Google argues that Australia's proposed News Media Bargaining Code would hurt small businesses, small publishers, and millions of Australian users if it became law. It has proposed technical amendments to the media code, which will allow it to pay publishers for value, without breaking Search. Google has threatened to remove its search engine from Australia if the country's proposed News Media Bargaining Code becomes a law. The search giant's biggest problem with the proposed law is that it will be required to pay for links and snippets in Search. Google says the provision "would set an untenable precedent" for its business and that it is "not compatible with how search engines work." In her opening statement to the Senate Economics Committee Inquiry, Mel

Talk to your team with the HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro headset on sale for $75

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The all black HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro gaming headset has dropped to $74.99 at Best Buy. This is $25 off the headset's regular price and a price that matches a deal we saw over the Black Friday shopping weekend. It's the lowest price the headset goes. Other retailers, like GameStop , are still selling the Cloud Alpha Pro at its regular $100 price, and today's sale is even better than the non-Pro version of the headset on Amazon . The award-winning headset uses a durable aluminum frame and an expanding headband for long-lasting comfort. The headphones also use memory foam for the same comfortable feeling every time you put them on. The braided cable has in-line audio control and it's detachable for easy storage. Use the in-line controls to adjust the volume or mute the sound without having to grab another device or take your eyes off the screen. It has dual chamber drivers with an impedance of 65 ohms. Dual chambers means the headset separates the bass from the mids

Confused about the Galaxy S21 and the S Pen? We got you covered.

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Best answer: S Pen support for Galaxy S21 is limited to just the Galaxy S21 Ultra. In a fun surprise, Samsung will offer two versions of the S Pen — the S Pen and the S Pen Pro! The S Pen is available now. The S Pen Pro will come later this year. The best of Samsung: Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra ($1,200 at Samsung) Your basic S Pen: Samsung Galaxy S21 5G S Pen ($40 at Samsung) Keep your S Pen with you: Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G S-View Cover with S-Pen ($90 at Samsung) The S Pen on the S21? It's complicated. If you're like me, you have been using a stylus for Android phones for years. This year, Samsung did what many have speculated would eventually happen; it added S Pen support to the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. However, S Pen support for Galaxy S21 is limited to just the Galaxy S21 Ultra; the Galaxy S21 and S21+ do not support the S Pen at all. But there is a lot more to the story. The S Pen is an electromagnetic resonance (EMR) pen that doesn't have a battery and

Alphabet pulls the plug on its ambitious Loon internet balloon project

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Loon's first commercial service was launched in Kenya just seven months back. What you need to know Alphabet has announced that it is shutting down Loon, a project it started nine years back to beam high-speed internet to remote areas using floating balloons. Loon will be helping its employees find other roles within various Alphabet companies over the coming months. It has also pledged a $10 million fund to boost connectivity in Kenya. Google parent Alphabet has decided to shut down Loon, which started as an experimental project in 2013 with an aim to beam down high-speed internet access from floating balloons (via TechCrunch ). In 2018, Loon became an independent company under Alphabet, along with Wing. Announcing the decision in a blog post , Astro Teller, head of Alphabet's X moonshot division, wrote: Sadly, despite the team's groundbreaking technical achievements over the last 9 years — doing many things previously thought impossible, like precisely navig

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