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[Deal Alert] Telltale Games is having a massive end of summer sale

The developer behind the mobile franchises like Batman and Game of Thrones, as well as the popular Minecraft: Story Mode, has just announced a huge sale to help with those back-to-school blues. Telltale has produced some great mobile gaming experiences, and aside from those already mentioned, the sale also includes games like The Wolf Among Us, Guardian's of the Galaxy, and several from the Walking Dead series.

You can get the first episode of each for free, and the rest of them are currently half price through the season pass IAP. Here's the full list of what's on offer on Android (Disclaimer: iOS versions are available too):

  • The Walking Dead: Season One || Episode One: Free, Remaining Episodes (including 400 Days DLC): $6.99 on Android, $9.99 on iOS || Play Store
  • The Walking Dead: Season Two || Episode One: Free, Remaining Episodes: $6.99 || Play Store
  • The Walking Dead: A New Frontier || Episode One: $4.99, Remaining Episodes: $6.99 || Play Store
  • The Walking Dead: Michonne || Episode One: $4.99, Remaining Episodes: $3.99 || Play Store
  • The Wolf Among Us || Episode One: Free, Remaining Episodes: $6.99 || Play Store
  • Tales from the Borderlands || Episode One: Free, Remaining Episodes: $6.99 || Play Store
  • Game of Thrones - A Telltale Games Series || Episode One: Free, Remaining Episodes: $9.99 || Play Store
  • Batman - The Telltale Series || Episode One: $4.99, Remaining Episodes: $6.99 || Play Store
  • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - The Telltale Series || Episode One: $4.99, Remaining Episodes: $10.99 || Play Store
  • Minecraft: Story Mode || Episode One: Free, Episodes 2 - 5: $6.99, Episodes 6 - 8: $5.99, Episodes 2 - 8: $11.99 || Play Store
  • Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two || Episode One: $4.99, Remaining Episodes: $14.99 || Play Store

The sale will be live until the end of August, at which point the games will return to their previous prices.

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Hasbro's companion app for the FurReal Maker Proto Max robot dog is now on the Play Store

Way back in February at the 2017 New York Toy Fair, Hasbro introduced a new product in its FurReal line of robotic pet toys. Unlike the others, the Proto Max is part of the Maker sub category, so named because it can be programmed to perform different actions. It's yet another example of a toy maker combining coding with playing in order to tap into the burgeoning STEM market. Why is this of any interest to us? Because the Android companion app has just launched, of course.

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Sprint says KEYone's bloatware bug will be fixed in an OTA update

The KEYone is available as an unlocked phone, and that's probably how most BlackBerry fans will buy it. However, there's a Sprint version, too. Owners of the Sprint version recently reported an aggravating battle with bloatware, which was constantly reinstalling itself on the phone. Sprint has now confirmed this is a bug, and it'll be fixed soon.

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AT&T and Sprint waive fees to Barcelona following terrorist attack

Earlier today in Barcelona, Spain, at about 5 PM local time, a white van deliberately drove though one of the city's most popular boulevards. This horrible tragedy killed somewhere around 13 people (there are conflicting reports), and has been labelled a terrorist attack by the local police. In response to this event, both AT&T and Sprint are waiving all fees to calling from the United States to Spain.

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Instant Apps now rolled out to 500 million Android devices

Instant Apps were first announced over a year ago at Google I/O 2016. Put simply, when tapping on search results from a supported site, a minimal version of the site's app would quickly install and immediately display the content. For example, tapping on a Vimeo link would open the Vimeo app and the video would start playing.

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Google Assistant is rolling out in Brazil with Brazilian-Portuguese

Google Assistant may be over a year old now, but it still only supports a select number of languages in a few countries. Back in May at Google I/O, it was announced that Assistant would support four more languages, including Brazilian-Portuguese, by the end of the summer. Lo and behold, Google Assistant in a Brazilian-Portuguese flavor is now available in Brazil.

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Google shows how easily image watermarks can be removed by AI, and how to combat this

Watermarks are the most common way to prevent images from being used without licensing, but they're not nearly as potent as you'd imagine. Research at Google recently published a paper called "On the Effectiveness of Visual Watermarks" regarding how easily watermarks can be removed, and how this can be prevented.

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Android engineers reveal Google is working with 'some companies' to add Project Treble to existing devices

One of the big advancements in Android O will be support for the new Project Treble system framework. This modular approach to Android could accelerate the update process and ensure devices are supported for longer. However, we've been hearing that Treble would only work on new devices that ship with Android O. The exception to that being the 2016 Pixels. Google engineers revealed on a podcast today that some other devices could get Treble in an update, too.

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[Update: 17 more on the way] YouTube TV expands its coverage to 14 new markets

YouTube TV continues to grow. Ever since it was announced, the live television service has expanded further across the U.S. Today, 14 new markets (which altogether cover a ton of people) will have a chance to hop on board the steadily increasing expansion, according to Google's support page.

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Chrome Home interface enabled by default in Chrome Beta for some users

The 'Chrome Home' interface first appeared back in October, which only moved Chrome's address bar to the bottom of the screen. Since then, it has turned into a complete overhaul of the app's interface, with a revamped New Tab Page being added into the mix. Now it's showing up in Chrome Beta by default for some users.

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