Which of the new HTC U11 Edge Sense features are you excited about? [Poll]

Over the last several years, HTC has lost most of its Android market share, especially in the US. Even though the phones that the company produces have been high quality and have top of the line specs, many have just lost interest. This year, though, HTC is shaking things up with a new design and a new feature called Edge Sense.

Are you interested at all in the upcoming Edge Sense features? If so, which ones?

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The top speaker on the Pixel 2 XL is about 10 dB quieter than the bottom one [Video]

The Pixel 2 XL has been hit hard with criticism for a variety of problems, mostly related to its LG-made pOLED display. Now we’ve discovered another problem with Google’s new flagship, this time with its dual front-facing speakers. It seems the top speaker has been tuned down a bit, something that’s ever-so-slightly noticeable on occasion when watching videos or listening to music.

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Streaming unsupported video services via Chromecast is about to get a lot better

One of a few fallbacks of using a Chromecast as your primary method of consuming television is that not all video services are supported. Most of the mainstream options, like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and others work fine, but there are definitely exceptions to the rule. If you’re trying to stream Amazon Prime Video for example, you have to cast the entire tab from the desktop Chrome browser on a Mac or PC, which until now has resulted in poor performance in most cases.

Well, that’s changing. A new feature recently added to the Dev Channel of the Google Chrome browser basically sends the video stream for these unsupported streams directly to your Chromecast… more…

Friday 5: Everything you wanted to know about my phone [Video]

A lot of you have been asking the same questions in the comments of our videos lately. Some have asked about cases, some about widgets… In fact, I’ve answered so many questions about my wallpaper since the last time I changed it that some commenters are even starting to answer others for me, which has been great, and kind of hilarious.

In response, this week’s Friday 5 was made to serve as a sort of blanket answer for the most common questions we see,

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Google is about to start dropping Chipotle burritos from drones to college students

Project Wing, a unit of Alphabet, the holding company formerly known as Google, announced today that it will begin delivering Chipotle via Drones to Virginia Tech college students in Blacksburg. You aren’t dreaming. This is real.

My first reaction was checking the calendar (not April 1st) and then lamenting that I grew up in the wrong era. But immediately after that I began wondering if even Google is going to be able to scale this to meet demand…

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HTC is working on two Desire 10 variants, and now we know about the ‘Lifestyle’ version

We first heard about the HTC Desire 10 last month, and now even more details about the Taiwanese company’s incoming mid-range handset have leaked out (via VentureBeat). Renowned leaker Evan Blass says that HTC is planning two variants of the handset, one known as the “Desire 10 Pro” and the latter being the “Desire 10 Lifestyle”…

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Google app 7.15 reveals more about Assistant Routines, Pixel Buds, & ‘Quartz’ [APK Teardown]

The latest beta version of the Google app is rolling with more about multi-command “Routines” for Google Assistant, as well as further details about Pixel Buds. Additionally, version 7.15 contains more information about the Search Bar Widget and the recently uncovered Quartz device that’s possibly a Google Home with a display.

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Carrier availability: Here’s what we know about Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ at AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, more

Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ today, but as usual, each US carrier is going to be announcing their own availability and pricing for the phone. While some speculated sky-high prices for the S8 and S8+, some initial prices we’re seeing from carriers suggest that it won’t be priced all too differently than last year’s Galaxy S7 and S7 edge…

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Google’s homepage just picked up an ‘About Us’ page and a link to the Google Store

The homepage for Google is pretty clean and free of well, everything, allowing users to focus in on what they came for — search. Google rarely adds anything to this page, so it’s a pretty big deal when new links are added. Recently, it seems Google has decided to add two new links to its homepage.

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