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Flipboard TV on Galaxy S20 offers an ad-free streaming-video experience

Flipboard TV is a new,ad-free premium video service with videos produced by the world’s best publishers and local TV stations.

With its eye on the enormous interest in streaming video, Flipboard on Tuesday unveiled Flipboard TV, a $3-a-month premium platform for video content from more than 100 publisher partners, including Digital Trends. The service will forgo the pre-roll and mid-roll ads that clutter online video, the company said, but don’t look for that update just yet: Flipboard TV will be available exclusively on the new Galaxy S20 family of products, which were announced today at the latest Galaxy Unpacked event in San Francisco.

“There’s a tremendous amount of high-quality, professional-quality video coming from our publishers, but it’s not always easy to find,” Claus Enevoldsen, vice president of global growth and business development at Flipboard, told Digital Trends. “There’s a lot of noise out there. We, though, we might be able to do better.”

The world of streaming video has exploded in recent months, thanks to the launch of premium services such as Disney+ and CBS All Access, which compete with Hulu, Netflix, and other streaming services to offer professional-quality movies and TV shows. But the dozens of publisher partners Flipboard works with are also making top-notch video – and it’s getting buried, Enevoldsen said.

“It’s either on social networks and mixed in with user-generated stuff or it’s on your own platform,” he said. “There’s something in the middle where we can create a difference and provide a really stellar experience.”

Flipboard has made a name for itself through the app’s beautiful design and well-curated collection of content. The Flipboard TV service promises the same. Galaxy S20 owners will be able to access it through the phone’s “minus one” screen, which is accessed by swiping left on the home screen,. There’s also a new icon on the bottom of the Flipboard app shaped like a TV. Within the tab is curated video content in the Editor’s Picks section, and the ability to select your favorite sources from publishers such as Digital Trends, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Deadline, IndieWire, Variety, and more. As in regular Flipboard, there are categories such as Local, News & Politics, Business, and so on. Flipboard TV aims to help people dig into their favorite topics, Enevoldsen explained.

“We will have videos from Bike Magazine. We will have video from Surfer. There’s a big landscape out there, and what Flipboard has always been good at is getting you to go deep with your interests,” he added.

Flipboard said it would support publishing partners through revenue sharing agreements, where publishers are paid a portion of the subscription revenues, with amounts likely proportional to video views.

It will first be available with the Galaxy S20 family when it launches in March, and will expand beyond that down the road, likely to existing Flipboard users on other devices, as well as to the widening world of form factors. Enevoldsen said it was natural to expect an extension to tablets, but beyond that, it will also reach the range of folding devices both announced and expected, such as the Galaxy Z Flip, laptops such as the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold, and the forthcoming folding devices from Microsoft, the Surface Duo and Neo.

“All these foldable devices are coming, and for us, it’s like, wow, what can you do with this?” Enevoldsen told Digital Trends. “Now, we have a new playground. That’s pretty amazing.”


Cut the cord: This $25 HD TV antenna grabs streams from up to 50 miles away

TL;DR: This money-saving digital HD antenna is 58% off, and provides you with a ton of high-definition content.If you’re thinking about cutting the cord, you’re not alone. Many people have, and the reasons to get away from traditional cable continue to grow. Similarly, we’ve seen a rise in people who never even bother with signing an agreement with a cable provider.While a lot of us like Hulu, Netflix, and the other streaming players, some still like the local channels for live broadcasts of news, sports, and general programming. Awards shows, season finales, and playoff games are serious business and work best live. If you’re among those aching for the live shows, listen up.There are options that let you cut the cord, or not have to worry about signing up for cable. In fact, it’s cheap, too. Consider the current offer in the AG Deals Store: the Liger HDTV 50-Mile Ultra-Thin Antenna & Amplifier. Priced just $25, it’s all you’ll ever need to spend for your local broadcasts. The Liger HDTV 50-Mile Ultra-Thin Antenna & Amplifier is super thin, easy to set up, and receives signal from up to 50 miles away.It’s easy to install; plug it in and scan for channels with one click. Before you know it, you’ll have access to the channels available in your area for news, weather, and sports.Liger HDTV 50-Mile Ultra-Thin Antenna & Amplifier FeaturesRevamped range for up to 50 milesFine-tuned frequency picks up plenty of stations10 to 15dB gain strengthens premium picturesCan be used as a TV antenna amplifier boosterThe best part of this whole deal is you only pay a one-time fee for the antenna and end up with free TV for life. Get the Liger HDTV 50-Mile Ultra-Thin Antenna & Amplifier for just $24.99, or 58% off the original cost — at the AG Deals Store.Save even more!In addition to the savings above, when you buy through AndroidGuys Deals, for every $25 spent, you get $1 credit added to your account. What’s more, should you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.If this is your first time buying, then you are also eligible for a further 10% discount when you subscribe for email updates.How about a freebie?Not looking to spend any money today? That’s alright, we understand. Why not visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and take something anyhow? Go ahead, grab two!

LG Wing pre-orders now available at Verizon

One of the most interesting phones that has come out in a long time, the LG Wing, is finally available through Verizon. With one of the most unique designs on the market, time will tell how durable the phone is. If anything, it will definitely be a head turner.Pre-orders are currently underway with the launch date of October 15.  The all-important question is how much it will cost. Indeed, Verizon and LG are pricing it at $999. If you go through the carrier’s payment plan, it will cost you $41.66 per month.Verizon has some pretty sweet offers for the LG Wing which will help interested buyers save money.If you add a line on select Unlimited Plans and you trade in an eligible device you get $750 offGet up to an additional $250 Verizon eGift Card if you port a number to Verizon while buying the LG WingIf you’re an existing customer on an eligible Unlimited Plan you can get up to $500 when you trade in an eligible device.If you buy the LG Wing, trade in an eligible device, and port a number you can get the Wing free. Unfortunately, I don’t have info as to what exactly the eligible devices are, but I would imagine roughly any flagship from Samsung, Apple, Google, and maybe even LG from the last 1-2 years would qualify.I may be part of a small minority here, but I’m legit excited for the LG Wing. It is almost a ray of sunshine in a sea of otherwise ‘same’ looking devices. Are you as excited for the Wing as I am?Let us know in the comments, we’d love to hear what you think about it!

The best phones available at Boost Mobile (October 2020)

Boost Mobile may no longer belong to Sprint, but that doesn’t mean it’s a completely different company under DISH. In fact, it’s largely business as usual to the average consumer. As is the case with other MVNOs, Boost has its own rate plans, customer service, and phone selection. Here, we’ll dig into the devices offered at Boost.We’ve gathered up a handful of the best phones you can purchase at Boost Mobile today. In addition to what’s offered through Boost, we always suggest buying an unlocked phone for use with a carrier. The options are plentiful in both directions and you’ll likely get something more powerful.Samsung Galaxy S20The Samsung Galaxy S20 reigns as the current king of the hill and is the standard bearer by which other phones are measured. For your money you’ll get a 6.2-inch Infinity-O display that reaches edge to edge and features a hole-punch front-facing 10-megapixel camera.Around back are a trio of cameras in the form of a 12-megapixel ultra-wide and 12-megapixel wide-angle, and 64-megapixel telephoto camera.Powering things are a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 octa-core processor, 12GB RAM, and 128GB internal storage. Need more room for media? Toss in a microSD card and add up to 1TB more space.This one will be powerful enough to handle daily tasks for two or more years.Samsung Galaxy S20 at Boost MobileSamsung Galaxy A21The Galaxy S series gets all of the fanfare, but the Galaxy A line is just as good for a lot of people. Indeed, these lower cost options give consumers the same great Samsung design but with just the right amount of features. We’re talking maybe one-third the price yet still plenty of power.Standout features in the Galaxy A21 include a 6.5-inch HD display, and quad-camera (16MP main lens, 120 degree ultra wide, 2MP depth camera, and 2MP macro) array. An octa-core processor with 3GB RAM/32GB ROM is paired with Android 10, and the 4,000mAh battery should get typical users far beyond a full day.Samsung Galaxy A21 at Boost MobileLG Stylo 6For Notes, Photo Markups and DocsBig, practical, and the only one with a stylus, the LG Stylo 4+ provides users with a large screen and an extra bit of functionality. The 6.8-inch display offers up plenty of high-definition space for scribbling notes, marking up documents, and more.Running Android 10, the phone is powered by an octa-core processor with 3GB RAM. Storage comes in at 64GB but a microSD expansion card slot opens the door for up to 2TB external media.Wrapping things up, the LG handset has a triple camera configuration on the rear, front-facing 13-megapixel selfie camera, and a 4,000mAh battery.LG Stylo at Boost MobileMotorola Moto EStock Android on a BudgetWe absolutely love what Motorola does with its Android phones. They run a bare bones software experience that leaves things the way Google intended, and feature affordably priced alternatives to flagships.Here, you get a big (6.2-inch) screen, a very modern build of Android (10), and respectable smattering of mid-range hardware. Key details include an octa-core processor, 32GB internal storage, and a microSD card slot for external media.Other things we appreciate? A water resistant coating, USB Type-C charging, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.Motorola Moto E at Boost MobileCoolpad LegacyFirst-time BuyerOn the lower end of the spectrum we find phones which might be decent for first time smartphone users. Whether that means grandma or the ten year old who’s responsible enough for a handset, it matters little.The Coolpad Legacy rivals other, pricier models in terms of hardware but its rock-bottom price puts it among the most affordable.Key details include a 6.3-inch display, a dual (16-megapixel and 5-megapixel) rear camera setup, and front-facing 13-megapixel selfie camera. Inside are a quad-core processor, 3GB RAM, and 32GB storage; a microSD card slot allows for up to 128GB media.Coolpad Legacy at Boost Mobile

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