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[Update: 6 new banks] Google Pay now available with 43 more banks and credit unions in the US

Even though Google Pay is already available from around 2,000 banks and credit unions in the United States, the support list somehow just keeps growing. This time around, there have been 15 new additions since our last update late last month.

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Refurbished JBL Link 300 with Assistant and Cast support on sale for $80 ($45 off)

There are a lot of good portable speakers out there, but most come with just Bluetooth and AUX input options. The JBL Link 300 is a Bluetooth speaker that also has Google Assistant and Cast support, making it a Google Home of sorts. JBL is currently selling the certified refurbished Link 300 for $80 on its website — that's $45 less than a new speaker at Best Buy and $170 off the $250 MSRP.

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[Update: Official video] Galaxy View 2 renders showcase massive 17.5-inch display and hinged kickstand


Last year, we brought you word of the Galaxy View 2, the successor to 2015's 18-inch monstrosity of a tablet, the Galaxy View. In a set of leaked renders obtained by SamMobile, we now get a glimpse at this "slimmed-down" sequel.

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[Update: Review units pulled] Galaxy Fold review units are failing left and right with disastrous display issues

Four Samsung Galaxy Fold review units in the hands of major US tech journalists all experienced device-breaking display failures today. Steve Kovach of CNBC, Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, and Dieter Bohn of The Verge have reported major failures of their phones' display panels, just two days after receiving them. To say this is a disaster for Samsung is probably underselling it. Well-known YouTuber MKBHD claims to be having similar problems, but hasn't posted any images (update: he has, see below). Bohn and Kovach claim their displays failed without removing the panel's protective film (Samsung says not to take it off), but both Gurman and Brownlee did remove it and hypothesized that it led or contributed to the failures.

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How to get Call Screen to work with your Google Voice number

Without a doubt, one of the best Pixel features is Call Screen. Ever since its announcement at last year's Pixel 3 event, and its subsequent arrival on my Pixel 2 XL, I've really wanted to see it work with Google Voice. However, since those calls ring through the Voice app itself, Call Screen never has a chance to activate. So, what if we route those calls through the main Phone app? Turns out that works — you can get Call Screen on your Voice calls!

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Verizon will offer YouTube TV bundles, teases competitive pricing

It's 2019 and cable TV is still losing out to over-the-top services. Verizon is one of the victims in the race with its Fios TV business bleeding subscribers while the likes of YouTube TV are picking them right up. It may sound odd, then, to hear that Verizon and Google are partnering to resell YouTube TV to more Verizon internet customers — but it may less be about cannibalization and more about widening its audience capture.

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[Update: Fixed] Galaxy Wearable app is partially broken, preventing new setups from fully working

If you were hoping to set up your Samsung smartwatch with a new phone, you might want to hold off. The login screen for Samsung Accounts in the Galaxy Wearable app is currently broken, preventing Samsung smartwatch owners from backing up/restoring their watch, downloading apps, and more.

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Google Photos has removed its useful and compact yearly view

Like many Google applications, Photos suffers from a case of one feature added, one feature removed. Just yesterday we talked about the app's new gallery view for non-backed up media, which replaces the disappeared backup indicator, and then someone brought to our attention another missing feature that has yet to make a come-back: yearly view.

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The OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro will be unveiled on May 14 in New York

The hype surrounding the next OnePlus phone(s) has been hotting up lately, with rumors pointing to two new devices being readied. Today, the company has announced that the OnePlus 7 Pro launch event will be held in NYC on May 14.

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[Update: Real-time port availability] Google Maps is making it easier to find electric vehicle charging stations

Electric vehicles still make up a relatively small portion of cars on the road, and places to refuel them aren't nearly as ubiquitous as gas stations. Google is taking steps to make living an EV lifestyle a little less of a pain, adding new information about charging stations to Google Maps starting this week.

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