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Latest Galaxy S10+ leak compares the Prism and Ceramic White models

You'd have to be living under a rock not to know what the Galaxy S10 is going to look like at this point. A very big rock. In the 359th GS10 leak so far this year, we get a look at the Ceramic white phone next to the Prism White model.

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LG confirms the G8 will feature an OLED screen that vibrates to produce sound

When renders of the upcoming LG G8 based on leaked CAD models were first circulated, one feature was particularly conspicuous by its absence — there was no earpiece. It's been rumored that the soon-to-be-unveiled smartphone could feature a vibrating display that emits sound, and we now have official confirmation that this is the case.

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Xiaomi CEO posts high-quality renders of the Mi 9 before the phone is even announced

The upcoming announcement of the Mi 9 is no secret at this point – it'll actually be revealed on the same day as the Galaxy S10 – but Xiaomi's CEO took to Weibo and Twitter to show off some hi-resolution renders of his company's upcoming flagship. Though this is usually the case with final renders, the Mi 9 looks quite snazzy.

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Google Pay adds support for 17 new banks and credit unions in the US

Basically every major US bank and credit union already supports Google Pay, and the contactless payment service already has nearly 2,000 partners stateside. Despite that, the support list continues to grow by at least a handful of banks every few weeks, and sure enough, an additional 17 have joined the list since our last update 12 days ago.

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[Update: Renamed Xperia 10, Plus variant appears] Sony Xperia XA3 renders reveal notchless 21:9 display, dual rear cameras

Basically every flagship these days uses an 18:9 display, with some companies even opting for slightly taller 18.5:9 and 19:9 ratios. Apple's iPhone X even has a 19.5:9 display. But Sony decided that none of that was enough, opting for a super tall 21:9 ratio on the Xperia XA3 according to these leaked press renders.

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Tip: YouTube shows which videos have subtitles when you mute your phone

One of the most useful features of YouTube are the auto-generated subtitles. Say you're watching a video in Spanish and you can barely recognize your "como" from your "cama," the captions can help you put words in perspective and better understand what's being said. However, it's usually difficult to know which video has these subtitles before you start playing and try to turn them on. Today we learned of a neat trick that can help with that issue.

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European LG V40 model now supported by LG's bootloader unlock tool

LG's official bootloader unlock tool makes the company seem developer-friendly on the surface, but very few phone variants actually get added to it. For instance, the last supported US-market variant on the rather short list was the LG G6, a phone that was announced nearly two years ago. LG has just added the V40 to the list, but unsurprisingly, only the European-market model is compatible with the tool.

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Allstate acquires iCracked, could bring on-site repairs to SquareTrade

SquareTrade, a company owned by Allstate Corporation, is well known for offering device repair services and extended warranties. SquareTrade requires customers to send their devices to off-site facilities to get repaired, but a new acquisition could change that.

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Google Duo adds Valentine's Day effect for video messages

As florists, chocolate makers, and greeting card companies alike gear up for one of the biggest sales days of the year — Valentine's Day — tech companies are preparing their own festive offerings for the sentimental celebration. This year, Google Duo is offering a Valentine's Day video effect for long-distance loves, and it's already showing up for many users.

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The dual-SIM Galaxy S9+ is on sale for $550 via eBay

Samsung is preparing to announce the Galaxy S10, so it's a good time to buy last year's phone at a steep discount if you don't need the latest and greatest. The unlocked dual-SIM Galaxy S9+ is down to a mere $549.99 on eBay today. That's lower than we've seen before, and there are a few fun color choices.

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