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Google app v8.28 beta prepares for manually hiding Slices, more changes for a general settings page, and more [APK Teardown]

Article Contents There’s a new beta for the Google app rolling out, and this one takes a sizeable leap in version number to 8.28 from the 8.24 that came out just about a week and a half ago. There’s not a lot to see in the way of changes, and even the teardown is on […]

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CTL now sells a Chromebox with an Intel Core i7 for $600

We recently reviewed CTL’s entry-level Chromebox CBx1, which comes equipped with an Intel Celeron 3865U processor and 4GB RAM. Despite the mediocre specifications, it’s actually a fairly decent computer, especially at the low price of $219.99. If you need a Chromebox with a Core i7 processor for some reason, CTL now sells one for $599.99. […]

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Google Assistant has some new Halloween tricks (and treats)

Google Assistant is getting into the Halloween spirit. You can ask Google Assistant Halloween-related questions and get silly (or spooky!) answers. Even “regular” Google Assistant commands will likely get spooky as we get closer to October 31. Halloween is right around the corner, and Google Assistant is getting into the (ghostly) spirit of things. Starting […]

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Montblanc Summit 2, the first Wear 3100 smartwatch, is now available starting at $995

When Qualcomm revealed its new Wear 3100 chipset —  a long-awaited yet minimal update that put battery life ahead of performance — it also took the opportunity to show off one of the first partner devices. Now, that device is available for purchase. The Montblanc Summit 2 is a good representation of the type of Wear […]

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Tiny new Palm at Verizon positioned as ‘accessory’ smartphone and we guess that’s a thing now?

Last year, TCL announced that new devices with Palm branding would launch in 2018, and the first phone leaked a few months ago. The tiny 3.3-inch Palm phone is now official, and it’s coming to Verizon next month for a whopping $349.99. Rather than being an independent phone, it functions as a ‘Connected device,’ similar […]

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DisplayMate gives Pixel 3 XL highest-ever grade of A+, excels in every test

DisplayMate gave the Google Pixel 3 XL its highest rating ever bestowed upon a smartphone. DisplayMate’s overall display assessment grade of A+ earned the Pixel 3 XL the DisplayMate Best Smartphone Display Award. Hopefully, this rating means that the display problems of the Pixel 2 XL are fixed and not coming back. If you’re concerned about […]

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Over 75% of Pixel users are on Android Pie — why not more?

It’s a well-known fact that software updates permeate the Android market at a crawl in comparison with iOS, but Google’s own Pixel devices are an entirely different question. The Pixels are an opportunity for Google to brag that when it makes its own devices, it’s able to surpass Apple in the updates arena — and […]

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