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Lyft rolls out its own version of Uber Express Pool called 'Shared Saver'

If you're willing to walk a few blocks, you could save money on your next ride.

On Wednesday, Lyft rolled out its version of Uber Express Pool: Shared Saver. Think of it as an on-demand mini-bus. The app gives you walking directions to meet a driver already carrying or on their way to pick up other passengers. After being dropped off, you might also have to walk a few blocks to your destination. 

Shared Saver is the cheapest option.

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Wait for the app to tell you how far you'll be walking.

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Uber's version of the feature launched nationwide a year ago, so the concept isn't entirely new, especially for people who flip between the two apps. (Now there are loyalty programs that encourage users to stick to a single app.) Lyft is already offering riders in Denver and San Jose the Shared Saver option, with other cities to follow. Read more...

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Samsung Galaxy Buds last an hour longer than AirPods on a single charge

In addition to announcing three Galaxy S10 phones (four if you count the 5G version coming out later this year) at its first Unpacked event of 2019, Samsung also unveiled its new Apple AirPods competitor: the Galaxy Buds.

Not only do the new $130 wireless earbuds fit better than Samsung's previous IconX 2018 wireless earbuds released in 2017, but they also come with a smaller charging case that holds more charges. Oh, and the Galaxy Buds have one really cool trick AirPods don't: They can charge wirelessly from any of the Galaxy S10 phones.

SEE ALSO: Samsung's Galaxy S10 will probably be very expensive Read more...

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Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e, and S10+ take premium Android phones to the next level

No matter how much better the camera is on the Google Pixel 3 or how fast the OnePlus 6T is, no one makes Android phones quite like Samsung.

After 10 years of iterating the Galaxy phone line, Samsung has arrived at the Galaxy S10 — easily the company's most exciting phone in years.

There are three versions of the Galaxy S10: the 5.8-inch S10e, the 6.1-inch S10, and the 6.4-inch S10+. 

Each variant has a screen that covers even more of the front, provides better performance, and features in-display fingerprint sensors. The Galaxy S10 and S10+ even come equipped with three cameras. In short: Samsung's latest Android phones might just be the most feature-packed smartphones ever created. Read more...

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Samsung 5G Galaxy S10 is a monster phone you'll be able to buy this year

As if three new Galaxy S10 phones weren't enough, Samsung also announced a fourth version — its first phone to support 5G — at its Unpacked event in San Francisco.

The "Galaxy S10 5G" is more than just a phone that works on 5G networks. It's the largest Galaxy S phone yet with the biggest battery and four cameras instead of three on the S10 and S10+. 

It's an absolute monster of a phone.

SEE ALSO: Samsung ushers in the era of the 1TB smartphone

With a 6.7-inch display, the Galaxy S10 5G will have the largest screen of any phone from Samsung's Galaxy S series. Samsung says the phone's dimensions will be about the same as the Galaxy Note 9's. Read more...

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Save up to £300 and claim a free pair of Galaxy Buds with this deal on the new Samsung Galaxy S10

It's here, it's finally here. If you've had the date marked on your calendars for months then you definitely won't need reminding, but Samsung has launched the highly anticipated Galaxy S10.

This announcement is exciting in itself, but we have a truly amazing deal for you too. If you pre-order the new Galaxy S10 you can claim a completely free pair of Galaxy Buds worth £139 as a bonus. Not only this, but you can also save up to £300 when you trade in your old phone.

We've broken down the brand-new Galaxy product range, including pricing:

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Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S10s

This year Samsung is releasing three versions of the Galaxy S10— the S10e, S10, and S10+. From 1 TB of storage to 3 rear-facing cameras, these phones pack a punch. Here's what to expect. Read more...

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Samsung announces Galaxy Fold foldable phone priced at $1,980

Samsung's Galaxy Fold foldable phone is here and it looks absolutely insane.

At its big Unpacked event on Wednesday, Samsung finally showed the Galaxy Fold in full, unfolding its 4.6-inch display into a 7.3-inch tablet.

SEE ALSO: Faster 5G phones are coming even though nobody has a 5G phone yet

Samsung called the Galaxy Fold a "luxury" device and $1,980 when it comes out on April 26, it really isn't for the everyday person. If you balked at a $1,000 phone, you're gonna lose your mind at the Fold's pricing.

Holy shiiit, that's a lot of money.

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It'll be available in four different colors and Samsung says customers will even be able to customize the hinge color. Read more...

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Nike just bricked its self-lacing shoes by accident

This is the future we deserve. 

Owners of the newly released $350 Nike app-connected Adapt BB self-tying shoes have taken to the Google Play store to complain that an update left their fancy kicks bricked. That's right, the self-lacing shoes reportedly no longer connect to the accompanying app — essentially transforming them into regular old shoes (buttons on the side of the shoes means you can still tie them). And people are pissed. 

Here's how, according to a press release, the shoes are supposed to work: An internal "advanced power-lacing system" combines with an "app and continually updated firmware" to tie and untie your footwear. The app lets you choose your perfect fit, and the shoe adjusts to your foot's changing size as it theoretically swells throughout a basketball game. Again, that's how it's supposed to work.  Read more...

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YouPorn has an app now, so you can watch porn in public

The adult website is launching their own app that will have 50% faster loading times, more privacy, and all the content without cluttering up your browser history.  Read more...

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Minimalist room tours on YouTube will make you want to start fresh

This post is part of Hard Refresh, a soothing weekly column where we try to cleanse your brain of whatever terrible thing you just witnessed on Twitter.

What's black and white and green all over? Minimalist bedrooms. 

In the wake of Marie Kondo and all the decluttering she's inspired, many people are seeing their floors for the first time in a while. However, the minimalism movement has been around for a minute, and is quite strong on YouTube. 

According to Merriam-Webster, minimalism is defined as "a style or technique (as in music, literature, or design) that is characterized by extreme spareness and simplicity." All of these rooms meet that definition perfectly, literally sparing any sort of extraneous tidbits or tchotchkes.  Read more...

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Facebook just made it a little easier to keep location data private

It's been a tough week for Facebook — especially after UK lawmakers likened Mark Zuckerberg and other execs to "digital gangsters."

Conveniently, days after that damning report dropped, Facebook released a new security feature. Now, Android users will be able to limit location sharing in the Facebook app. 

SEE ALSO: Facebook's plan to merge Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram raises data privacy concerns

Apple already gives iPhone users three options to choose from: refusing to share location information, always sharing it, and only sharing only when the app is in use.

Android, sadly, does not give users all of those options. You're either sharing all of the time or not sharing at all.  Read more...

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Lose yourself in the music and save 40% off Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 wireless headphones at Amazon

No matter where you go, there's just too much noise to enjoy your music or podcast in peace. There's always a loud subway, crying baby on a plane, or a coworker in an open office plan who only eats crunchy snacks. A good pair of noise canceling headphones will take you to your happy place, and now you can get 40% off a pair of Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 wireless headphones at Amazon.

For a limited time, a new pair of Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 headphones will only cost you $119.99. That's $79 off the normal price, and a good deal cheaper than comparable over-hear wireless headphones such as the Beats Studio3 or Sennheiser PXC 550. If your budget for wireless headphones is less than $200, the BackBeat PRO 2 at this price easily beats similar options without sacrificing audio quality and other special features. Read more...

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Dog waits patiently until someone stops traffic so it can cross the street

Unlike chickens, dogs crossing the road are a serious matter. 

On a snowy day in Chelyabinsk, Russia, a dog waited patiently to be escorted across a busy street. 

The incident, which was captured on a dashcam, shows a person in uniform approach traffic and guide the dog across the road. Once across, the dog goes on its merry way. 

SEE ALSO: This adorable dog's Valentine's Day rose puts 'The Bachelor' to shame

"Chelyabinsk is not so harsh," Andrey Balam's translated tweet reads. 

 With the evidence at hand, we'd have to agree. 

Though jaywalking is usually seen as a crime, we're sure this dog got off just fine. Read more...

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The UK Parliament has released a damning report on Facebook

After an an 18-month investigation, the UK Parliament's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMS) published a lengthy report that goes for Facebook's neck. These are the biggest burns the UK Parliament dropped on Mark Zuckerberg's empire. Read more...

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Google accidentally didn't tell anyone about the microphone in its Nest Secure device

It's not every day you get a straight up "our bad" from a tech giant.

Google announced in early February that its Nest Guard device — the hub for managing a Nest Secure home security system— would get an over-the-air update to make it compatible with Google Assistant, essentially giving it the abilities of a smart speaker. 

Neat? Handy? Sure. But how this was even possible could be a cause for concern.

SEE ALSO: Nest Cam Outdoor shows me the cat lurking outside my home

It turns out that Google built a microphone into the Nest Guard without disclosing this spec to users. According to a report from Business Insider, the lack of communication about the microphone was, apparently, an oversight.  Read more...

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You probably spend more on subscriptions than you realize

Take a moment to think about all the subscription services you pay for. How much do you think it adds up to each month? Probably a lot more than you realize.

A June 2018 study of 2,500 Americans, conducted by consulting firm Waterstone Management Group, revealed a major gap in perception and reality when it comes to subscription services spending.

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The firm asked participants to estimate how much they spend on subscription services each month, giving them just 10 seconds to answer. Then, they asked participants to think about it a little longer, giving them another 30 seconds to come up with a second estimate. Read more...

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Lady Gaga's new tattoo is inspired by 'A Star Is Born'

Gaga posted a picture of the tribute to the classic Edith Piaf song "La Vie En Rose" on her Instagram. Read more...

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