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Sony noise canceling WF-1000XM3 wireless earbuds are just $99 refurbished on eBay ($130 off MSRP)

Sony's WF-1000XM3 are the most popular option on the market when it comes to ANC buds. Unfortunately, they're quite expensive as they traditionally cost $230. Thankfully, you can save a great deal by buying a refurbished pair on eBay and only pay $99.

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As Amazon limits shipping of 'non-essential' items, every single one of its own products remains in stock

Amazon took the very unusual step of delaying shipments for non-essential items last week, but we live in unusual times as coronavirus sweeps the globe. It makes sense, though. You want people to be able to get food, clothing, health supplies, and other essentials. However, Amazon's technology products appear to be essential, too. Devices like the Fire TV, Echo speakers, and Ring Doorbell are all shipping immediately while competing products are more often than not delayed until late April.

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Huawei unveils fitness-oriented Watch GT2e smartwatch

Back in September, Huawei launched the Watch GT2, which seemed to be a mere upgrade over the previous generation. The company just announced a new intelligent timepiece, the Watch GT2e, which is designed for those with an active lifestyle. It's essentially a Watch GT2 with advanced fitness features and a rubberized design.

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The Nest Hub Max can help you stay in touch remotely and is on sale for $180 ($50 off)

While the original Nest Hub offered lots of great features never before seen on a display-free smart speaker, its lack of a camera and the inclusion of a relatively small screen prevented it from being used for video calls. Fortunately, Google addressed these complaints with its follow-up, the Nest Hub Max, and you can pick one up from Home Depot for only $180 — saving yourself $20 off compared to other retailer's current pricing and $50 off the list price.

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How to make Android use the DNS server of your choice

The Web as we know it today is powered by a technology called the 'Domain Name System,' also known as DNS. It acts like a phone book for the internet, linking web servers with their corresponding website domain names. DNS is what takes you to Google when you type in google.com, so as you can imagine, DNS is a critical part of the infrastructure of the internet.

While most people simply use the default DNS servers provided by their carrier or internet service provider, alternative servers do exist. Google Public DNS has been a popular option for years, and CloudFlare's 1.1.1.1 DNS is a newer service that is quickly gaining ground.

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Google Chrome and Chrome OS releases are paused due to coronavirus (Update: Unpaused)

For the past few years, a new Chrome release has occurred every six weeks, with changes coming to Chrome OS shortly afterward. However, the ongoing coronavirus outbreak has caused many companies to delay or scale back product releases, and it seems Chrome is no exception.

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Google's service outage today was caused by... a router failure (Updated)

Reports have started to flood in that several Google services, including Gmail, Nest, YouTube, Drive, and even Search, are down for many. Outages appear to be mostly affecting the eastern US, though not everyone is affected.

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Google Play now shows app rating, size, and download count in search results

Downloading an app is a matter of seconds, but we sometimes need to know a little more about one before installing it. In order to provide us with some details and spare us extra clicks, the Play Store shows an app's developer, category, and rating directly within the search results. These are now even richer, as you can also see the number of times an app has been installed, helping you gauge its popularity directly from the search results.

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The Samsung Galaxy Fold is finally getting Android 10

The Samsung Galaxy Fold has been plagued by issues ever since its initial release, but lately, the phone hasn't been discussed as much as it used to — the Z Flip stole its spotlight. Samsung also doesn't seem to be too interested in its first foldable anymore as software development is going rather slow for the $2,000 device. However, according to SamMobile, it's now finally receiving an update to Android 10 that also brings along many One UI 2.1 enhancements.

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The Huawei P40 Series is official, with camera systems to make Samsung blush

It's a troubling time for the smartphone industry in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, with trade shows and launch events being canceled left, right, and center, but it's doubly hard for Huawei since its Android devices are still banned from using Google apps and services. With all that in mind, it's not the best time to launch a range of new products, but that hasn't stopped the Chinese company from forging ahead with its latest flagship series. In an online-only event today, Huawei announced the P40, P40 Pro, and P40 Pro+ — as we've come to expect, it's all about the cameras.

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