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TikTok banned in India over fears of porn and sexual predators

The Indian government has banned social video app TikTok, Reuters reports from an IT ministry official. The ban came at the urging of a regional court which determined that the app harbors pornographic content and allows sexual predators to prey on younger users. The developer, China-based Bytedance, is appealing the order.

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5G won't let us control the weather, but it could make it harder to predict

Most of us have seen the ridiculous, pseudoscientific paranoia being spread about 5G, with charlatans alternately claiming it will cook you from the inside out, that it kills birds, that it's all means to control the weather, or that it's all a part of an elaborate, "deep state" conspiracy for... faster data? Well, it turns out, there may be at least one unanticipated, unintuitive side effect that mmWave 5G can have: it could mess up the accuracy of weather forecasts.

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Android 9 Pie finally arrives for the OnePlus 3/3T with new Community Beta

The day has finally come. Rejoice, OnePlus 3/3T owners, for Pie is now available for your phone via a Community Beta. OnePlus is asking for feedback and help getting this ready for the prime time (aka stable branch), which means that you can download and install it on your device right now and try it out.

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[Update: Possibly fixed] Casting content to Android TV from a Google Home is still broken

No matter if your default video device is an Android TV box or a Chromecast, you can say "Play Star Trek on CBS All Access" or "Play Android Police on YouTube" to a Google Home speaker, and the content will start playing on the streaming device. However, this functionality has been broken for many Android TV users for nearly a month, and Google hasn't stated when a fix will be available.

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Google Home gets Gentle Sleep & Wake feature for Hue lights

Most of the methods we use to wake ourselves in the morning are jarring and unpleasant, but Google Home might be able to help. Starting today, Home supports Gentle Sleep & Wake, a feature that integrates with Philips Hue smart lights. Just tell Google to enable this feature, and you can ease into the day in a more natural way.

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Google Maps automatically suggests pasting addresses from your clipboard

When you need to move around, Maps is definitely one of the most convenient ways to get directions. Because it's made by Google, the app's search feature is particularly intuitive and immediately suggests the most relevant options as you start typing. However, some places aren't necessarily in the database, such as your next date's address. For these cases, you'd usually copy it from your messaging app (i.e., Tinder), paste it in the Maps search bar and hit enter. Google is making it even easier to find your next destination, as Maps can now automatically recognize an address from your clipboard and suggest it when you tap the omnibox.

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Samsung Galaxy Buds update adds new touch control option and enhanced Bixby integration

The Samsung Galaxy Buds are one of the best options in the true wireless earbuds space right now — read my review if you want to know why — but one complaint some users have is a lack of touch control options. An update is arriving via the Galaxy Wearable app right now that adds one new ability, although it's not the completely separate volume control that some may be hoping for.

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LG postpones release of the 5G V50 in South Korea over unspecified troubles

LG has announced that it will postpone sales of its first 5G smartphone in South Korea until further notice. The V50 ThinQ was scheduled for release on April 19, but it says concerns about customer satisfaction with how the device will perform on the new network are keeping it off the market.

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[Update: Winners] Giveaway: Win one of 23 Xcentz Bluetooth 5.0 wireless headphones (US)

If you're looking for a nice pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones for working out, or you just want something comfortable for long music-listening or movie-watching sessions, we've got you covered. We're partnering with Xcentz to give away 23 of the company's Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Sport Headphones, and if you want to buy a pair outright, we have an exclusive coupon code that takes 23% off the regular price.

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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is coming to Android as a worldwide release