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Plantronics BackBeat Go 410 wireless headphones with ANC drop to an all-time low of $42

Find yourself working from home, like so many of us are these days? If so, you may also need new ways to stay focused despite the potential noise and distractions of the home. Luckily, we have a deal on noise-canceling headphones that can help with just that. Amazon is currently selling the Plantronics BackBeat Go 410 wireless headphones in Graphite for only $41.88, saving buyers $38 off the usual retail price of $79.99.

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Google confirms Hangouts Meet is now Google Meet

In a blog post this morning, Google confirmed that Hangouts Meet is no longer a Hangouts product, and will simply be known as Google Meet. The post, which lays out Google Meet's extensive security and privacy credentials, makes no mention of the change, but refers to the product throughout as Google Meet. Similarly, the Meet support pages have almost all been updated with language calling the service Google Meet, where they previously said Hangouts Meet.

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MediaTek has been caught cheating on benchmarks, and it's not pretty

Though individual phone manufacturers have been accused of cheating on benchmarks in the past, it's usually a relatively localized problem: Only certain phones from certain companies were disingenuously using a higher-performing mode when running certain apps. But according to a report by Anandtech, MediaTek has integrated this sort of "cheating" into the software it gives phone manufacturers to use its chipsets. Essentially, allmost all MediaTek phones running certain chipsets are "cheating" on benchmarks.

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Chrome 81 enables Web AR by default, adds badges to web app icons, and more (APK Download)

The ongoing coronavirus outbreak has thrown a wrench into Chrome's release schedule. Chrome 81 took longer than usual to complete, and Google is skipping version 82 altogether. Thankfully, version 81 has finally moved to the stable channel, and there are a few new features worth talking about.

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Grab a 128GB Galaxy S10+ at an all-time low of $590 ($260 off) with our exclusive promo code

We've seen a few deals come by for some sturdy, yet affordable phones at even better prices — great for those who need a new phone in a pinch and these are definitely pinching times. Everyone's got their own budget, though, and this little number might be the right call for some. DailySteals have the Galaxy S10+ at its lowest price yet and you can get it with our exclusive promo code.

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Chrome for Android possibly adding proper support for dual displays

With devices like the LG V60 and Microsoft's upcoming Surface Duo, phones and tablets that feature multiple screens are becoming more common. The benefit of having multiple displays when using Chrome on desktop is having two tabs open in full screen at the same time. Now some new code added to Chrome's source points to full-featured dual-screen support coming to Android, as well.

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The Galaxy A51 and A71 are coming to America, bringing Samsung's mid-range muscle stateside

After having an early run elsewhere around the world, Samsung is preparing to inundate the U.S. market with a half-dozen lower-cost smartphones this year — including the company's first cut-price 5G phones. Two of those phones are launching tomorrow: the Galaxy A01 and the Galaxy A51.

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Here are the reasons you should use Google Duo for your group video calls

As we continue to spend an inordinate amount of time at home, many of us are resorting to video chat to feel close to friends and family we can't (or at least shouldn't) see in person. Despite its name, Google Duo is actually perfectly capable of handling group calls, too — and you really ought to give it a shot.

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3 ways to message a number on WhatsApp without adding them as a contact first

Even though WhatsApp has existed for over ten years now, the messaging app still only lets us chat with our contacts. If you want to reach out to a new person, you need to first save them to your contact list on your phone, wait for WhatsApp to sync so that new name shows up inside the app, then start a chat with them. This usually takes several minutes and could often go on for hours if the contact doesn't sync quickly.

If you want to bypass this silly restriction and immediately chat with a new contact, there are several tricks for that.

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All of Android 11's new features (so far)

It's that time of the year. Android 11 is here — or, at least, the first early developer previews are. We're continually combing through these new versions looking for changes, willing canaries in the Android coal mines so that you, our readers, can see what's new without having to actually risk installing it on your own phone (if you don't want to). Now that we've had some time to look around, here's everything new we've spotted.

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