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How to send disappearing messages in WhatsApp

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WhatsApp has a nifty new feature that lets you send disappearing messages. With the feature enabled, new messages in a chat will disappear after seven days. The feature is now available for both one-to-one and group chats, so here's what you need to know about disappearing messages in WhatsApp, and how you can set it up right now. How to send disappearing messages in WhatsApp For individual chats, either user can set up disappearing messages. But for group chats, only the admins can enable the feature. Once disappearing messages are enabled, all new messages in the chat after that point will disappear after seven days. The existing messages in the chat will be unaffected, and it is only valid on new messages after the feature is enabled. So let's see how you can send disappearing messages in WhatsApp: Open WhatsApp from the home screen. Select the individual or group chat for which you're looking to set up disappearing messages. Tap the contact name or group n

Best PlayStation Plus deals of December 2020: Save up to 50% on 1-year subs

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Whether you are buying a PS5 or already have yourself a PlayStation 4, you are probably considering picking up a PlayStation Plus subscription. For those unaware, PlayStation Plus is Sony's online subscription service that allows you to play multiplayer games with friends, get discounts on games, and so much more. Normally, the service costs about $60 for the year, but you generally don't have to look too far in order to find a discount on it — especially with the holidays coming up. What's really great about shoppnig for PlayStation Plus subscriptions is the fact that they can be stacked, so even if your subscription isn't due right now you can still buy a discounted one and then add it to the end of your current subscription. This means that you can even buy two of the subscriptions on sale and potentially get two years of PS Plus for the same cost as a single year would normally cost if you weren't looking for a deal. PlayStation Plus has a LOT of great be

The Galaxy S20 FE will get Android 11 a lot sooner than expected

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Samsung could begin rolling out the stable One UI 3.0 update to the Galaxy S20 FE before the year's end. What you need to know The Galaxy S20 FE could begin receiving the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update before the end of the year. Samsung is also expected to begin pushing Android 11 to the Galaxy Note 20 series phones later this month. The Galaxy S20 series began receiving the stable One UI 3.0 update earlier this week. Earlier this week, Samsung shared its One UI 3.0 update roadmap, confirming plans of updating over 40 Galaxy phones and tablets to the latest Android version. The Galaxy S20 FE , which is among the best Android phones the company has released in a long time, was conspicuously missing from the list. According to new information shared by tipster Max Weinbach, however, Galaxy S20 FE owners won't have to wait very long to get the stable Android 11 -based One UI 3.0 update. 12/14 12/27 Possible One UI 3 update release dates for Note20 and S20

OnePlus 8T vs. iPhone 12: Which should you buy?

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OnePlus 8T All the latest tech $749 at Amazon Pros Gorgeous 120Hz AMOLED display Snapdragon 865 with 5G connectivity 65W fast charging Android 11 out of the box Decent cameras Cons No IP rating No wireless charging The OnePlus 8T is packed with the latest tech you'll find today. There's a gorgeous 120Hz AMOLED screen backed by the Snapdragon 865 chipset with 5G connectivity, 65W fast charging, and Android 11 out of the box. If you want one of the fastest phones in the market today, you should get your hands on the OnePlus 8T. iPhone 12 Incredible camera From $799 at Apple Pros Gorgeous OLED panel Fastest internal hardware available today One of the nicest iPhone designs ever Five years of guaranteed updates Excellent cameras MagSafe has tons of potential Cons 60Hz panel with wide cutout No charger in the box Still uses Lightning The iPhone 12 combines a great new design with the fastest mobile chipset in the industry today. The screen is

U.S. could finally resolve criminal charges against Huawei CFO

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It's a bit of good news for Huawei, but its troubles are far from over. What you need to know Huawei's CFO, Meng Wanzhou, could enter talks as soon as Friday that may lead to charges against her being dropped. Wanzhou, who is being held in Canada, has been adamant that she hasn't done any wrongdoing, a stance that could stall her return to China. The negotiations would not affect the ongoing cases against Huawei regarding a conspiracy against U.S. tech companies. If you're wondering how things went wrong with Huawei's relationship with the US went wrong, Meng Wanzhou, the company's CFO, might be able to tell you. That is if she decides she wants to talk. Reuters reports that Wanzhou, who has been the subject of an ongoing criminal case with the United States, could enter talks this Friday that would see her charges deferred and eventually dropped. The problem up to this point is that she denies any wrongdoing, making it difficult for negotiations to

Australia vs India: How to watch the T20I series cricket live stream

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Australia will be looking to build on their 2-1 ODI series win earlier this week, as India's tour of Down Under continues with this three-match T20I series - watch every ball with our live stream guide below. Providing perfect early prep ahead of next year's World Cup, this trio of matches kicks off at the high-scoring Manuka Oval. While the home side will come into the series brimming with confidence, they're set to be somewhat below strength for these three matches. David Warner is ruled out for the Wallabies after picking up a groin injury and Pat Cummins is set to be rested, while the hosts could also be without Ashton Agar and Mitchell Starc. India will draw encouragement after averting a whitewash in the final match of the ODI series, with Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja both impressing. Both players could be complimented in this short form series by fellow all-rounder Washinton Sundar, adding some extra bite to an Indian side looking to improve upon their i

Every game with touch controls on Xbox Game Pass (xCloud) for Android

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A growing list that's starting off small at launch with only a few titles. Xbox Game Pass for Android is here, and though the service supports over 150 games, only a handful of those support touch controls. A controller may be the preferred method to play these games, but you have the choice to go the old school mobile gaming route and just use the screen of your phone or tablet if you want to. Every game with touch controls on Xbox Game Pass (xCloud) for Android Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Celeste Dead Cells Golf With Your Friends Gears 5 (in testing) Guacamelee! 2 Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Hotshot Racing HyperDot Inkfell Indivisible Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition Minecraft Dungeons New Super Lucky's Tale ScourgeBringer Slay The Spire Streets of Rage 4 Tell Me Why (Chapters 1-3) The Touryst UnderMine Vambrace: Cold Soul That's it, unfortunately. Microsoft is working with developers to add touch controls to more titles after

PSN status: Sony's PlayStation Network is back up after hour-long outage

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The PlayStation Network is back up again after suffering an outage. Update, December 4 (11:45 pm ET) : PlayStation Network services have been restored, with the network down for just under an hour. What you need to know Users are facing issues signing into PSN and connecting to services. The network is in maintenance mode, and showing an error WS-37398-0. The PSN dashboard shows that all services are running as normal. Sony's PlayStation Network is seeing an outage right now, with users unable to sign in to their accounts or connect to Sony's servers. The issue seems to affect all consoles, including the PlayStation 5 , and users are seeing a WS-37398-0 error when trying to sign into their accounts. According to Downdetector , the issue is predominantly affecting PSN users in the U.S., but Twitter also has several instances of users from Japan facing issues signing into their accounts. The PSN service dashboard shows that all services are running, so this could j

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra bested by ASUS Zenfone 7 Pro in blind camera test

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In a surprising turn of events, ASUS Zenfone 7 Pro has proved its unique flip cameras are more than a gimmick. What you need to know The ASUS Zenfone 7 Pro won a blind camera comparison, at times only narrowly besting some of its competition. According to Marques Brownlee, the Zenfone 7 Pro performed most consistently throughout the comparisons. The final round put the Zenfphone against the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra, which beat out the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra before the final round. It's about that time when all the Best Ofs emerge to collect all the products released throughout the year to face off against each other. In a blind camera test performed by Marques Brownlee , 16 smartphones were put in the ringer to determine the camera king of 2020. Voters decided between pairs of photos, taken by unknown smartphones in a series of rounds. Voting took place on both Twitter and Instagram, and the results were a mix of surprising and not so much. In the first round, featu

Razer's Hammerhead True Wireless earbuds just got a huge update

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Razer's audio lineup continues to deliver in big ways, now with a genuinely great True Wireless offering. The true wireless earbud market right is all about compromise right now. There are no headphones in the center of the battery life, audio quality, and feature-rich Venn diagram; you need to choose which is most important to you and buy accordingly. This year, Razer's focus on its audio products couldn't be more clear. As its audience grows up, their tastes have evolved as well. Audio quality is the priority, and Razer's new True Wireless Pro earbuds do a great job keeping what was good about the originals and improving in several critical areas. But like all true Wireless earbuds, there are some compromises. Razer Hammerhead Pro review: What I like What I don't like The competition Should you buy? Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro Bottom line: If you want audio quality in a set of earbuds you can actually move around with, Razer has deliv

You now have a license to chill by watching Bond films for free on YouTube

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Tomorrow Never Dies when every day is the same. What you need to know Most of the James Bond films are available to watch for free on YouTube, but they'll come with ads. The only films not available in the lineup are those featuring Daniel Craig as Bond. Craig's final Bond film, No Time To Die, is slated for release in April 2021. I don't know about you, but over the course of this pandemic, I feel like I've watched all that the internet has to offer. That is until MGM decided to pull a fast one on us and make most of the James Bond films free-to-watch on YouTube . That's right, You can now watch 20 of the 24 Bond films for free, albeit with ads. I'd call that a steal for a franchise worth over $7 billion. One caveat here is that none of the Daniel Craig films are available, meaning if you want to include Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and Spectre in your binge, you'll have to find them elsewhere on other streaming services or just r

PSVR games releasing in November 2020 and more!

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PlayStation VR is becoming a much larger VR platform, and with that comes a lot more games. With PlayStation unleashing new games almost every month, it's hard not to be overwhelmed by what's out there. Here are some of the unreleased VR games that we're most excited about that are releasing soon. ★ Featured Favorite - TBA After the Fall From the creative minds behind Arizona Sunshine, this multiplayer FPS is set 20 years after the apocalypse in the ice-covered ruins of L.A. The game pits four players against a hostile world, so play with friends or strangers. Check out the trailer here TBA Humanity Staff Pick Explore the nature of humankind. This game offers a unique perspective on humans and how they work together. Does it help or hinder each level? How do they function together? Check out the trailer here January 21, 2021 Hitman 3 Slip into a world of infiltration and assassinations as Agent 47. Hitman 3 will bring us the dramatic conclusion to t

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