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TCL 20 Series launches with an affordable 5G phone and an even cheaper 4G handset

TCL 20 Series launches with an affordable 5G phone and an even cheaper 4G handset

TCL might have made a name for itself because of its affordable TVs, but the brand has long entered the smartphone market, most recently releasing its first Verizon 5G phone, the TCL 10 5G UW. For CES this year, the company is back with a new, even more affordable phone lineup consisting of the sub-$400 TCL 20 5G and the TCL 20 SE.

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Stadia is coming to LG TVs this year

Stadia is coming to LG TVs this year

Google's game-streaming service Stadia is coming to new LG TVs in late 2021. When it lands, it will support 4K and 5.1 surround sound (assuming you've got a Stadia Pro subscription) and will be available for webOS 6.0 first, with webOS 5.0 support planned later. Additional information from The Verge claims that GeForce Now is also coming to LG TVs at a later date.

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OnePlus Band unveiled with SpO2 tracking and two-week battery life

OnePlus Band unveiled with SpO2 tracking and two-week battery life

OnePlus has slowly but surely moved into the upper tier of the price spectrum with its phones. But the saturated high-end market led the company to take another look at the budget segment last year with its entry-level Nord phones and its recent venture into the cheap TWE space. Now, OnePlus is entering the burgeoning fitness tracker market with its own cheap option.

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V-Moda's first ANC headphones cost less than the AirPods Max

V-Moda's first ANC headphones cost less than the AirPods Max

V-Moda's unique design aesthetic makes its headphones among the most striking on the market. Hot on the heels of revealing its new visual identity, the audio brand took to CES 2021 to announce its first pair of wireless headphones with active noise cancellation: the M-200 ANC.

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Roborock S7 robot vacuum announced with 2500Pa suction power and improved mopping

Roborock S7 robot vacuum announced with 2500Pa suction power and improved mopping

Roborock has produced more than a few popular smart robot vacuums, like the Roborock S6 we gave an 8/10 in our review last year. CES is always full of new IoT products, and sure enough, Roborock is taking the (virtual) stage to reveal its new flagship vacuum: the Roborock S7.

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17 new (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last two weeks: The best, worst, and everything in between (12/28/20 - 1/10/21)

17 new (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last two weeks: The best, worst, and everything in between (12/28/20 - 1/10/21)

Welcome to the roundup of the new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous two weeks or so. Today's list is broken up into several segments, ranging from best, average, to mediocre. So whether you're looking for the best games of quality or are simply looking for the latest free-to-play gacha titles, you're covered. This week I have a fantastic block-breaking game, an enjoyable point and click adventure that offers an oceanic theme, and a unique fighting game that isn't monetized horribly. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the last two weeks.

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10 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks including discovery+, Mind Leak, and OnePlus Health (12/26/20 - 1/9/21)

10 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks including discovery+, Mind Leak, and OnePlus Health (12/26/20 - 1/9/21)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous two weeks or so. Today I have a new streaming app for the Discovery Channel and its many subsidiaries, a wellness app that offers meme customization for its alerts, and the early arrival of OnePlus's Health app. So without further ado, here are all of the new and notable Android apps released on the Play Store in the last two weeks.

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Xiaomi wants to bring 5G to the masses with the affordable Redmi Note 9T 5G

Xiaomi wants to bring 5G to the masses with the affordable Redmi Note 9T 5G

At one end of the spectrum, we have companies such as Sony and LG that launch a handful of phones and call it a year. Then there's Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi that launches so many phones that's it's hard to keep track. Adding to its selection is the newly-launched Redmi Note 9T 5G that — as the name suggests — gives you access to 5G networks without breaking the bank.

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Motorola refreshes Moto G line, introduces new budget phones priced as low as $170

Motorola refreshes Moto G line, introduces new budget phones priced as low as $170

The original Moto G pioneered the mid-range phone space, and subsequent released have offered at least respectable value. After a few stumbles, we quite liked last year's Moto G Power and G Stylus. A new generation of budget Moto phones launch this very month, and three of them are Moto G phones. There are new, more powerful versions of the G Power and G Stylus, as well as a G Play priced at just $170. If you want to step up from the G, Motorola also has the new Motorola One 5G Ace, which is its cheapest 5G phone yet at $400.

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Linking devices to Google Home and finding the correct app will soon be easier

Linking devices to Google Home and finding the correct app will soon be easier

Setting up new smart home devices is always a hassle, which you might have noticed following the holidays and presents under the tree. You have to look through a list of Assistant actions during setup and select the appropriate one, which is just one part of the multi-step pairing process. Google is looking to make this step easier with the introduction of suggestion chips for new device's actions on your network, but smart home app developers will have to do their part to enable this.

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