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Yesterday   It's been around eight months since Google started to test a Material theme update in its Opinion Rewards app, and we haven't seen much since then.

Yesterday   Given that AP is a US-based site, we don't often post about deals for other countries. However, the Google Store is offering some interesting deals for Easter in some European countries.

4 Days Ago   Update 1: 2019/04/11 9:04am PDT Google Pay's been delivering some interesting functionality lately, like the new ability for users in India to directly invest in gold, but even the option to go full Scrooge Update 2: 2019/04/16 12:48pm PDT With less than a week having passed since its last update to the Google Pay bank master list, Google's back at it with a bunch of new action.

4 Days Ago   Sony's 1000XM3 headphones are arguably the best product at its price point right now. Discounts were sparse in the months following its initial release, but they're starting to go on sale more often now.

4 Days Ago   We'd like a moment of silence for our fallen friend, the oft-discounted, Assistant-equipped Insignia Voice smart speaker. It was officially discontinued sometime around the turn of April, and it's no longer offered by Best Buy, which owns Insignia.

5 Days Ago   We haven't heard much about ADT Pulse feature additions since it gained Google Assistant support last year, but that's changing today. Those of you with ADT Pulse systems will now be able to disarm your systems and unlock your doors via Google Assistant with some simple voice commands.

5 Days Ago   People kill for message continuity on their smartphones. After all, iMessage is a major reason why iPhones are so popular. Google released its own version of continuity for its Messages app last year with a web interface, and now some Galaxy S10 models are getting Samsung's version, which it creatively calls "Call & Message Continuity." However, it seems to only work with the Galaxy Tab S5e tablet right now.

5 Days Ago   The Forza video game series is widely known as an Xbox exclusive, but that's about to change with Turn 10's latest release, Forza Street. Xbox has just announced that Forza Street is available on Windows 10 today, and that it'll come to Android and iOS later in the year.

5 Days Ago   Late last month, some mentions of the Nest Hub Max were spotted on the Google Store. We thought it was odd that Google would choose to brand it as a Nest product given that its current smart display is called the Home Hub, but there are now rumors that the Home Hub will be renamed as "Nest Hub." According to 9to5Google's source, the Home Hub is going to be relaunched as the Nest Hub to better align with the 10-inch Nest Hub Max.

8 Days Ago   The LG V50 debuted alongside the G8 at MWC back in February. The G8 is now out (check our our review here), though the same can't be said for the V50.

9 Days Ago   Nepal has just instituted a complete ban on the popular battle royale game PUBG. If this sounds familiar, some cities in India were found to be arresting people just for playing the game just last month.

9 Days Ago   V-MODA's Crossfade Wireless headphones aren't getting any younger, but they're still a very competent offering even in today's market. Initially priced at $299.99 back in 2015, the Crossfade Wireless is now back to its all-time low of $99.99.

9 Days Ago   It's not uncommon for smartphone manufacturers to offer some sort of trade-in incentive for the brand-new model. Samsung's been doing it for several iterations now, as have Google and Apple.

9 Days Ago   It's pretty mind-blowing how cheap storage has gotten. Back in 2013, a 32GB microSD card for $20 was considered a good deal. But here we are in 2019, and Amazon is offering a 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSD card for just $17.54 as part of a Lightning Deal.

9 Days Ago   Update 1: 2019/04/11 9:04am PDT Google Pay's been delivering some interesting functionality lately, like the new ability for users in India to directly invest in gold, but even the option to go full Scrooge Even though Google Pay is already available from around 2,000 banks and credit unions in the United States, the support list somehow just keeps growing.

9 Days Ago   After years of renders and speculation, Samsung finally unveiled the Galaxy Fold to the world around a month ago. We had already known that the phone would officially debut on April 26th, but Samsung will be allowing early adopters willing to cough up the nearly $2,000 MSRP to reserve one tomorrow, April 12th.

10 Days Ago   Despite Google Pay already supporting around 2,000 banks and credit unions in the US and not nearly as many internationally, US support continues to grow at a pace greater than all other countries combined.

10 Days Ago   YouTube TV started out at $34.99/month, though the price was raised to $39.99/month not long after. Google tends to grandfather early subscribers into their lower prices, like with Play Music and YouTube Premium, but that's not the case here.

10 Days Ago   Update 1: 2019/04/10 10:56am PDT The OTAs are rolling out now, coming in at a mere 19MB. Android Q Beta 2 brought with it a lot of new features, though it's not surprising that some stuff is being broken given that it is a beta.

10 Days Ago   You probably thought that you'd heard the last of Google+ when the consumer version was shut down last week, but Google just announced at its Cloud Next event that the enterprise offering is being renamed "Google Currents." It's positioned as a new product, but we all know that it's just G+ with some minor changes.

11 Days Ago   Google introduced Smart Replies with its short-lived Reply app over a year ago. Since then, the tech has been added to more prominent apps from the company such as Messages, Gmail, and Hangouts Chat.

11 Days Ago   Google introduced Smart Replies with its short-lived Reply app over a year ago. Since then, the tech has been added to more prominent apps from the company such as Messages, Gmail, and Hangouts Chat.

11 Days Ago   Nest was the first smart thermostat company to hit the streets, and it's still the best in the biz. Its most recent offering in its Learning Thermostat collection, the third-generation model, is currently available from Rakuten via Altatac for $172.51 with a coupon code.

11 Days Ago   If you've been thinking about expanding your Google Wifi network but didn't want to cough up the extra $129 for one, you're in luck. Google appears to have permanently dropped the price of a single unit to $99, which is $30 less than before.

13 Days Ago   Ecobee already competes directly with Nest in the smart thermostat game, and according to smart home blog Zatz Not Funny, it looks like it's about to do the same with smart cameras.

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