Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts byRead More →

Samsung's Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G is on sale for less than $1,000

Save $375: As of Feb. 24, get an unlocked 128GB Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G for $924.99, down from $1,299.99.


Samsung’s Galaxy Note 20 Ultra didn’t blow Mashable Tech Reporter Brenda Stolyar away when she reviewed it, but it is still a pretty impressive device for stylus users. Originally debuting in August 2020 at $1,299.99, the 128GB version of the phone is on sale for $924.99 at Amazon as of Feb. 24.

This phone is huge — even larger than the iPhone 12 Pro Max. But, honestly, you kind of need a big screen if you’re going to be using a stylus. The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is like a phone/tablet crossover that lets you text and make phone calls as well as write and draw onscreen. The included S Pen allows you to create sketches and notes, then convert them into Word or Powerpoint and sync across all your Galaxy devices. Read more…

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7 helpful tools for adding closed captions to your videos

Closed captions are crucial for the viewing experience of lots of people: anyone who watched Game of Thrones and wanted to know what was going on, every person who likes those out of context Twitter accounts, people who want to watch videos on the subway but don’t have their headphones, multitaskers, etc. Most importantly, though, they’re a step toward accessibility for the more than 48 million deaf and hard of hearing people in the U.S., and millions more across the globe.

“Videos without captions are completely inaccessible to deaf and hard of hearing people,” Howard A. Rosenblum, the CEO of the National Association of the Deaf, told Mashable over email. “Why would anyone want to exclude that many people from their videos?” Read more…

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The Facebook-Australia news battle seems to have reached an end, Android gets an update and Lucid Motors is going public via SPAC. This is your Daily Crunch for February 23, 2021. The big story: Facebook brings news sharing back to Australia Last week, Facebook responded to the Australian government’s proposedRead More →

Mark your calendar for TechCrunch’s annual celebration of the startup community — TC Disrupt 2021 returns this September 21-23! At Disrupt, you’ll rub virtual elbows with the thousands of startup founders, investors and innovators building cutting-edge products and companies. Disrupt will be all-virtual, allowing more builders from around the worldRead More →

One of Samsung's huge curved gaming monitors is almost $500 off

Save $470.99: Samsung’s 49-inch QHD curved CRG9 gaming monitor is on sale for $1,029 as of Feb. 23. That’s a 31% discount and just around $30 more than its lowest price ever.


Samsung Week on Amazon continues with a deadly discount on one of the most ambitious gaming monitors in recent history: the CRG9. This 49-inch gaming monitor is the equivalent of two 27-inch monitors pushed together, curved around your peripherals to provide something like a personal IMAX experience. Originally retailing at $1,499.99, an almost $500 price drop has it down to $1,029 — over 30% in savings and just around $30 more than its lowest price ever on Amazon. Read more…

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T-Mobile leaves throttling behind with its new 5G unlimited data plan

On Feb. 24, T-Mobile is launching a new data plan for those with 5G-enabled smartphones. It’s called Magenta Max, and it essentially replaces the provider’s Magenta Plus plan. For $57 per-line-per-month, you’ll get unlimited talk, text, and data, along with unlimited premium data (i.e., high-speed data) — sans throttling.

If you’re unfamiliar with throttling, it’s when providers slow down your network speeds once you’ve used up a lot of data. So, whenever there’s network congestion, those with more data available will have priority over faster speeds than those who don’t — resulting in slower speeds for the latter. Read more…

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In the face of rising homelessness, increasing crime and inadequate public transit in San Francisco, many tech influencers are pulling up stakes to geographies that offer a seemingly more welcome climate to conduct business and make investments. But the ongoing disaster in Texas makes one cold truth very clear: NoRead More →