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Coronavirus be damned: Movies from SXSW will be shown online by Amazon for free

The South by Southwest (SXSW) conference this year may have been canceled this year due to coronavirus concerns, but the movies that were going to be presented there will still be shown. And thanks to Amazon, it won't just be attendees enjoying these flicks, either. Amazon and SXSW are working together to stream them, and we'll all be able to watch them — for free.

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Some Android TV devices are delivering errant casting notifications, but Google's working on a fix

If you noticed a superfluous casting notification last night while watching content via Android TV, it turns out, that's a thing right now. Some folks are getting cast/Chromecast media control notifications on their phones when watching content in apps on their Android TV devices (including the Nvidia Shield), even when they aren't actually casting anything. Just turning on a show via Plex or Netflix via the Android TV app is triggering casting controls for some. But Google is already working on a fix.

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Stadia adding 2 co-op games this year for volleyball and bullet-hell fans alike

Two new co-op games have jumped into the queue for Stadia's 2020 lineup and they look to be bangers. We're looking at gun-induced volleyball game Gunsport — which will debut first on Stadia — and rhythm-based bullet hell Just Shapes & Beats.

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Get an unlocked Galaxy S10e for $450 ($150 off) with our exclusive promo code

The novel coronavirus has come down like a ton of bricks on the global workforce. And with all the precautions and orders in place to shut down society as we've known it, having a smartphone to get things done is more essential than ever. So, if you want something that will do the job well for a good, long while at a low price, then we've got an exclusive deal for you: a Galaxy S10e for $150 off.

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Sling is offering a bunch of TV and movies for free right now, no signup required (Update: 7 new channels)

To help fight stay-at-home boredom, Sling TV has just launched a new "Stay in & Sling" promotion. It's a derpy name, but it means you can binge watch a bunch of streaming shows from your computer or Android device, which would usually cost you money, but right now, it's free. Shows include Hell's Kitchen, Forensic Files, and the classic 3rd Rock from the Sun, and you can also watch live news coverage from ABC news.

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Samsung Galaxy Buds+ receive first major discount, down to $120 at AT&T ($30 off)

Just a few days after we saw the original Galaxy Buds on sale, we have our first significant discount on the updated Galaxy Buds+. While the original Galaxy Buds already came highly recommended, this refreshed model includes a few welcome additions like an extra voice-detection microphone and improved battery life. Right now, you can grab a pair from AT&T for only $119.99 — saving yourself $30 off the MSRP in the process.

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Android 11 Developer Preview 2 gets a new bugfix update

Google is handling the Android 11 Developer Previews a bit differently than it did with previous Android betas. Each major Preview so far has been accompanied by at least one bugfix update, and now another minor OTA is rolling out.

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Report: Amazon's working on a Stadia competitor, but it might be delayed due to coronavirus

The New York Times reports that Amazon will follow in Stadia's footsteps with its own cloud gaming service, currently code-named Project Tempo. Details are sparse, but Amazon's general plans were confirmed just earlier today, with the service expected to launch this year — though coronavirus could push it back.

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LineageOS 16 drops support for Galaxy S5 Neo, Wileyfox Storm, and other devices

The LineageOS 17.1 custom ROM, based on Android 10, is finally here. However, until all the devices supported by the custom ROM get updated (or fall out of support through other means), the 16.0 branch based on Android 9 Pie will stick around. Since the last time we covered LineageOS 16, a handful of phones have been dropped.

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