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Minecraft Earth is finally available in the US as an early access release

Over the last few months, Minecraft Earth has entered into early access in many regions, with the UK joining in last week. Well, today, fans in the US can finally see what all the fuss is about. That's right, Minecraft Earth is officially available in early access in the US, and it's now clear that the game is free-to-play, and it includes in-app purchases that range up to $79.99 per item. So if you were hoping for a premium game, think again.

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(Update: It's back) Today only, pick up a 512GB SanDisk microSD card for a new low of $80

Terabyte microSD cards, incredible though they are, are still wildly expensive. For us mere mortals, the next best thing — 512 gigabytes — is much more attainable. That's especially true today: you can snap up a 512-gig card for just 80 bucks from Amazon or B&H.

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Instagram built a TikTok clone, because stories are so 2018

Instagram, and then all of Facebook, famously and shamelessly copied the feature that made Snapchat stand out of the crowd: Stories. Now Instagram is turning its attention toward the latest hot social media platform, TikTok, and has released its own take on it in Brazil. It's called Reels and lets you share 15-second video clips of lipsyncing with music coming from a huge catalog.

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OnePlus 7 Pro 5G users won't get Android 10 until 2020 because 5G is new and hard

While the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro received Android 10 in September, the company has been very quiet about when the latest major release would hit its first 5G phone, the 7 Pro 5G. CEO Pete Lau finally took to the OnePlus forums with information on the update, but he's bearing bad news. Due to "more rigorous tests, debugging and optimizations" than anticipated, the manufacturer is expecting to launch Android 10 in the first quarter of 2020.

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Samsung Galaxy A51 leaked with four rear cameras, sticks with headphone jack and microSD slot

It might not be the phone we're going to talk the most about, but we think it's still pretty important to have a look at and learn about one of Samsung's upcoming smartphones coming out next year. Now, courtesy of some leaks, we're getting a preview of what will be the Galaxy A51.

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Master & Dynamic launches new MH40, a wireless reissue of its first ever headphones

To mark the 5th anniversary of its very first product, Master & Dynamic is re-releasing its iconic MH40 over-ear headphones with a few new features to make them more appealing in today's market. Most notably, they now connect wirelessly, giving them a great advantage over their wired predecessor. They're also much lighter while retaining the same industrial design stylings.

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JBL Everest 110GA Bluetooth earbuds with Google Assistant down to $26 (from $70)

It may not bet Black Friday just yet, but this deal on the JBL Everest 110GA headphones is certainly a Black Friday price. At $44 off on JBL's eBay store, these headphones may be worth buying early — they are currently selling on JBL's website for $70.

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(Update: Album sorting live for all) Google Photos rolls out album sorting, Pixel 4 gets video frame exporting

Photos is one of Google's best products. It gives you a searchable, unlimited vault of all of your shots and memories. The company is constantly working on making editing and finding images in it more effortless, and the latest updates further improve these aspects. You can export frames from videos shot on the Pixel 4 as stills starting with version 4.28 of the app, and individual sorting options for albums are currently rolling out to some people.

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Twitter rolls out Topics to let you follow subjects, instead of just people

Twitter can be a confusing place for those used to services like Facebook, given its limited content discovery options. Such shortcomings have held the platform’s user count to a few hundred million, while its peers are sailing in the billion-user territory. The Explore tab tries to address this, but we all know how useful its suggestions can be. With Topics, the microblogging service wants you to take control of the subjects you wish to follow, without having to go through the tedious process of finding individual accounts.

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(Update: 12 launch titles) All the games on Google Stadia

Google's cloud gaming service, Stadia, begins trialing on November 19 — you'll need to buy a $130 Founder's Edition kit to get access — and is expected to expand to the general audience sometime in 2020. So far, 30 games have been announced for the early roster and we expect more of them to pop up as we go along this year. It can be a little hard to keep track of things, so we've got you covered with a handy list of all the titles that have been announced for Stadia.

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