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18 Hours Ago   Google and Nest products have been integrated for many years now, but changes we've seen in the past few months show that the two brands are becoming closer than ever.

19 Hours Ago   Update 1: 2019/05/20 1:31pm PDT This week's new additions to the Google Pay bank list are pretty minor. We see a little bit of administrative shuffling — little tweaks like adding a bank's location in Update 2: 2019/05/21 12:42pm PDT It looks like we spoke too soon about this week's round of new bank additions being a little light, as just a day after Google extended its list with those Update 3: 2019/05/30 1:28pm PDT Another week, another smattering of new financial institutions connecting thei

Yesterday   Update 1: 2019/05/13 11:54am PDT A lot of the time this ARCore support list is just confirmation of what we already knew (or at least could have assumed).

Yesterday   With over two million applications in the Play Store, there are bound to be a few bad apples here and there. However, the creatively named "QR Code Reader-Barcode scanner & QR Code Scanner" might be one of the absolute worst apps in the entire marketplace.

3 Days Ago   It turns out that the One Vision isn't the only phone with a 21:9 display and an Exynos chipset that Motorola is planning to release; the One Action is also in the cards.

4 Days Ago   Samsung was among the first to join in the Chromebook craze, and it's still in the game today with its Chromebook Plus V2. This laptop was discounted to $399 back in January, and that same deal is back at Best Buy.

4 Days Ago   Google decided to do something different with its Android Q previews — it opened participation up to twelve manufacturers. OnePlus is in that list, and today it's releasing its second Android Q build for the OnePlus 6 and 6T.

5 Days Ago   Following the teaser image published by Google yesterday, the Pixel 4 has now been caught in the wild, giant square camera module and all. It's not uncommon for prototypes of unreleased phones to be photographed — the Pixel 3 XL was found in a Lyft and the Galaxy S10+ seen on a bus, for instance, but this is very early for the Pixel 4 to already have been spotted in person.

5 Days Ago   Given that many phones are now in the four-figure territory, it makes sense for people to want to insure them. Unfortunately for those people, Verizon's Total Mobile Protection insurance is getting its second price increase in 15 months.

5 Days Ago   For those of you looking for a 2-in-1 tablet with Google software, HP's Chromebook x2 is practically perfect. With its included and stylusdetachable keyboard, it represents pretty good value at its $599 MSRP.

5 Days Ago   Update 1: 2019/06/13 9:34pm PDT It seems that we may have spoken too soon. Google has updated the support page to say, "You’ll usually get [the refund] within 15 minutes, but it can take up In regards to refunds requested through Google Play, the 15-minute decision was always somewhat of a feature to me.

5 Days Ago   It's kind of astonishing to see how quickly storage prices fall. PNY introduced its Elite 512GB microSD card at $349.99 in June of last year, and today the very same card is available for just $80.99 on Amazon.

6 Days Ago   Amazon is basically the only reputable company that sells super-cheap Android tablets, and one of their volume sellers just got even cheaper. The Fire HD 8 is currently discounted to $79.98 with the Show Mode charging stand bundled in, a discount of $30 compared to its regular going price and $40 compared to MSRP.

6 Days Ago   Google Play gift cards have been gradually spreading to more countries for some time, and the latest addition to the list is the United Arab Emirates.

6 Days Ago   In regards to refunds requested through Google Play, the 15-minute decision was always somewhat of a feature to me. Knowing that you can get your money back quickly if something goes wrong with a paid app or an in-app purchase has always been nice.

6 Days Ago   Update 1: 2019/05/20 1:31pm PDT This week's new additions to the Google Pay bank list are pretty minor. We see a little bit of administrative shuffling — little tweaks like adding a bank's location in Update 2: 2019/05/21 12:42pm PDT It looks like we spoke too soon about this week's round of new bank additions being a little light, as just a day after Google extended its list with those Update 3: 2019/05/30 1:28pm PDT Another week, another smattering of new financial institutions connecting thei

7 Days Ago   In the gaming world, displays with higher refresh rates are coveted. Last year's ASUS ROG Phone came with a 90Hz display, so we're not all that surprised to see confirmation that the ROG Phone 2 will have a 120Hz unit.

7 Days Ago   It can be hard to find a larger Chromebook with good specifications, but the Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 fills that niche. We reviewed the Inspiron Chromebook 14 back when it was released and found it to be a very competent offering for the most part.

7 Days Ago   Update 1: 2019/06/06 1:40am PDT Following these reports, the Android team has paused the OTA rollout of the Android Q Beta 4 to investigate the issue.

8 Days Ago   It seems like every audio company offers true wireless earbuds nowadays, and Jabra is no different. In fact, Jabra offers four models at varying price points.

8 Days Ago   We'd forgive you for forgetting at this point, but Google offers its Pixel 3 lineup in something called "Not Pink." It's pink, but it's not. Anyway, B&H is currently offering the Not Pink Pixel 3 XL for just $649.99, so if you can get over the color, you could have a shiny new Google phone on the cheap.

10 Days Ago   Update 1: 2019/06/08 11:27am PDT Looking at Flipkart's listing, it seems that ASUS has taken quick action in rebranding for India. The ZenFone 6 will now be called "ASUS 6z" there.

10 Days Ago   For those of you who enjoy handwriting notes or doodling on your Pixelbook, the Pixelbook Pen is probably what you've been looking for. At its regular price of $99, it is a bit pricey, but Amazon is currently discounting it by $19 to a more reasonable $79.59.

11 Days Ago   Logitech's Ultimate Ears brand makes good products, but they can sometimes be overpriced. Case in point: the MEGABLAST launched at $299.99, a lot of money for a Bluetooth speaker that isn't 100% perfect.

12 Days Ago   At the start of this year, it was practically impossible to find the Sony WH-1000XM3 for less than MSRP. Since then, discounts have gradually become more and more common, though this latest deal is probably the best we've seen yet.

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