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Save $200 on this office-ready Lenovo laptop at Best Buy for Cyber Monday

Buying a new laptop for yourself this Cyber Monday? You only have a few more hours left, so get a head start by checking out this Lenovo deal from Best Buy.

Best Buy Cyber Monday laptop deals 2020: Pricing from $149

Do you need a new laptop and planning on buying one during Cyber Monday? Check out these awesome Cyber Monday laptop deals from Best Buy to get you started.

Best Staples Cyber Monday laptop deals: Asus, Lenovo, Microsoft

Check out these great deals on awesome laptops we found from Staples Cyber Monday deals.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 is at its lowest-ever price for Black Friday

Amazon has the top-rated Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 marked down to its lowest-ever price for Black Friday.

Amazon knocks $450 off the gorgeous LG Gram 14 laptop for Black Friday

There have been some hot laptop bargains among this year's Black Friday LG Gram 14 deals are of the hottest.

Lenovo Yoga 7i Review: Too many compromises to be great

It's well-built and its CPU performs well, but its GPU, battery life disappoint.

Intel’s concerns about AMD CPU performance, laptop battery life raise eyebrows

Intel seems concerned about the performance of AMD laptops. But some argue that Intel's methodology is flawed.

Dell XPS 13 9310 Review: Tiger Lake perfects perfection

The XPS 13 9310 adds Tiger Lake's extra performance to what was already the best 13-inch laptop you can buy.

Lenovo Yoga 9i 15: Maybe the fastest 2-in-1 you can buy

A rock-solid 2-in-1 with the performance you crave in a 15-inch laptop

Best Black Friday Dell XPS Deals 2020: XPS 13, XPS 15, XPS 17

Looking for the best Windows laptop you can buy? Here are the best Black Friday Dell XPS deals available now.

Acer Swift 5 2020 review: Tiger Lake comes into its own

Redesigned for late 2020 with some innovative new chassis technologies

Exclusive: From RAM to religion: How Acer is helping the world cope with COVID-19

By bridging faith and innovation, Acer wants to help relieve the anxiety and heartache caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

Best Black Friday Chromebook Deals 2020: Google, Lenovo, Samsung

Need a new laptop for work or study? We've got the latest and greatest 2020 Black Friday Chromebook deals.

Apple MacBook Air vs. HP Spectre x360 13

Apple overhauled the MacBook Air in 2018, bringing it up to speed with modern laptops. Meanwhile, HP refreshed its Spectre x360 too. Which is the better buy?

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3: The same, only faster

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 improves on what was already one of the best 15-inch laptops you can buy.

Acer Spin 3 2020 hands-on review: More for the money

Acer's Spin 3 joins the taller design movement, and switches to an all-metal design.

I’ve reviewed 100 laptops. These are the best

After reviewing 100 laptops for Digital Trends, several have stood out as particularly satisfying. Here are my five favorites that I've personally reviewed.

Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise review: For business use only

The Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise is made for large companies that need precise management, and that's reflected in the price.

The best laptop deals you can shop before Prime Day 2020

If you absolutely just cannot wait until Prime Day (or you just don't have an Amazon Prime subscription), you can still grab some great laptop deals right now.

HP Spectre x360 15 2020 review: Smaller, yet more powerful

The 2020 HP Spectre x360 15 lops off some bezel and becomes a much smaller and more nimble 15-inch 2-in-1.

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Grab 3 free months of YouTube Premium with this holiday deal

Everybody loves YouTube, but one thing no one likes is ads. Lucky for you, Google is being generous this holiday season offering three free months of YouTube Premium for new subscribers. Yeah, I know, it’s a bummer that it’s not for all users, but if you’ve never given YouTube Premium a try, here’s the perfect opportunity. Click this link to find out if you’re account is eligible, but you’ll have to hurry because this offer expires on December 6, 2020.Now, you can spend the holidays bingeing through cat videos, educational content, music videos, and even how to cook the perfect turkey for Christmas–all without ads. Lest we forget, YouTube also has a host of original shows that are included with Premium, such as the highly-rated Origin, Wayne, and Impulse.As if ad-free YouTube videos wasn’t reason enough, YouTube Premium also allows you to play videos in the background or with the screen off. Plus, you can download videos and view them later without worrying whether or not your signal is strong enough.Additionally, YouTube Music Premium is included, providing you with tons of ad-free music to get you through the holidays. Whether it’s Christmas hits or a way to drown out all the non-stop Christmas music, this service has you covered.YouTube Premium normally costs $11.99 and that makes this a value of over a little $35. Google will even send you an email to remind you seven days before your trial ends to prevent you from getting charged. However, it’s also possible to cancel immediately after signing up, if you only want the free trial.

Google Messages starts rolling out scheduled sending to more users

Back at the beginning of November, Google began testing a new feature for its SMS app Messages that allowed you to schedule when a message would be sent. It appears the testing went rather well because the feature is now rolling out more widely in the U.S.Scheduling to send a message ahead of time is nothing new, we’ve had the ability to do this for ages in Gmail. We’ve also seen other messengers incorporate this, such as the popular Telegram app. However, it’s not a common option among SMS apps, and it’s certainly a way to make Google’s Messages app stand out from the crowd.As with most Google features, scheduled sending will be rolling out in phases and it may not be on your phone just yet. To test if scheduled sending is available for you long press on the send button.If the schedule message window pops up, then you’ve got it. In the dialog window, you’ll have a choice of preset times to schedule sending your message along with a way to set a custom date and time. There are also options to update your message, delete the message, or send now if you just can’t wait.If you see an option to add a subject instead, then Google hasn’t flipped the server-side switch for you yet, and you’ll only be able to send an MMS with a subject line using this shortcut for now.What if you want to send an MMS with a subject line and that shortcut has now been replaced with scheduled sending? In order to do that, just click on the three-dot overflow menu in the top right-hand corner.With Allo joining the Google Graveyard and Hangouts not far behind, Messages is Google’s last-ditch effort at a unified messenger on Android. Hopefully, with the power of RCS and new features like scheduled sending, it might be enough to gain some traction. Most likely though, people are going to stick with apps like Facebook Messenger, Discord, or WhatsApp because they work and it’s what all our friends are already using.

One UI 3.0: What to expect in the new update and when to expect it

Samsung is one of the most prominent manufacturers of Android phones, so many people interact with Android through Samsung’s skin over Android, One UI. Now, Samsung has released the One UI 3.0 beta with the promise of the stable version soon. Here are the new features you can look forward to in One UI 3.0 and when your device will get the update.New FeaturesThe new One UI 3.0 brings new features across the board. These include:Home screen: Add widgets by touching and holding app, as well as an added ability to turn the screen off with a double tapLock screen: New categories in Dynamic Lock screen, with more widget improvementsQuick panel: One UI 3.0 adds a new section in the quick panel for conversations and mediaAOD: widget improvementsAccessibility: Accessibility features available during device setup, as well as better sound detectorsDeX: One UI 3.0 adds the ability to connect to supported TVs wirelessly, easier changing of zoom and font sizeBixby Routine: Grouped presets, new conditions, new actions, and custom icons for each routineOne UI 3.0 Release ScheduleRight now, the One UI 3.0 beta is available for the Galaxy S20 and Note 20 series, but Samsung has announced the full update timeline for Galaxy Phones and Tablets, which goes as below:December 2020Galaxy S20Galaxy S20+Galaxy S20 UltraJanuary 2021Galaxy Note 20Galaxy Note 20 UltraGalaxy Z FlipGalaxy Z Fold 2Galaxy Note 10Galaxy Note 10+Galaxy S10Galaxy S10+Galaxy S10 LiteFebruary 2021Galaxy FoldMarch 2021Galaxy Note 10 LiteGalaxy Tab S7Galaxy A51Galaxy M31Galaxy M30sGalaxy M21April 2021Galaxy A50Galaxy M51May 2021Galaxy Tab S6Galaxy Tab S6 LiteGalaxy A80Galaxy A71Galaxy A70Galaxy A31Galaxy A21sJune 2021Galaxy Tab AGalaxy A11Galaxy A01Galaxy A01 CoreGalaxy M11July 2021Galaxy Tab S5eGalaxy A30August 2021Galaxy Tab Active ProGalaxy Tab A 10.1Galaxy A30sGalaxy A20sGalaxy A20Galaxy A10sGalaxy A10With One UI 3.0 coming soon and One UI 3.1 expected to debut on the Samsung Galaxy S21, this year is going to be very exciting for Samsung enthusiasts.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 announced with integrated 5G

Qualcomm has announced their newest flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 888. Here are some key points concerning the Snapdragon 888.AIWithout taking this to an overly technical level, you can expect big gains in AI performance on the Snapdragon 888 thanks to a second generation “Sensing Hub” which will help offload lower-power operations from parts of the chipset with a high power draw to increase performance. In addition, the available memory for AI cores has increased 1500% percent, with faster AI accelerators.CameraImproved AI performance also translates into the camera performance of Snapdragon 888 devices. Qualcomm has produced new Saliency Auto Focus and Auto Exposure engines, which will help improve image accuracy.In addition, the 888 allows for triple camera phones to be fully utilized, with triple camera capture at 28MP each.  There also is new HDR capabilities, with 10-bit color depth in HEIF format.NetworkingThe Snapdragon 888 now has an integrated 5G modem. Previous iterations of the Snapdragon processors required that the modem be added on, so this integration is a big step.The 888 also brings Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2, meaning the 888 brings the best of the best in connectivity.GamingFor you gamers, the Snapdragon 888 brings updates to Snapdragon Elite Gaming platform, with lower latency, more power efficiency, and better graphics rendering thanks to Variable Rate Shading (a feature previously available only for PCs and next-gen consoles) for a richer in-game world.Manufacturers that will be using the Snapdragon 888The Snapdragon 888 wouldn’t be notable if there weren’t already manufacturers developing with it. Here’s a list of manufacturers that will be using the new chipset:ASUSBlack SharkLenovoLGMEIZUMotorolaNubiaRealmeOnePlusOPPOSharpVivoXiaomiZTEYou might notice Google and Samsung are missing from this list, though this is most likely just an error. Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S21 is expected soon and it’s unlikely they’d ship that without the newest processor.