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Google Chrome loads pages 10-20% faster on average than it did a year ago

Web browsers have several major components, including the rendering engine (the part that displays web pages) and JavaScript engine (the part that runs scripts in pages). V8 was created alongside Chrome, and is used in many other browsers and runtimes based on the Chrome codebase.

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Today Weather is a brand new weather app that is beautiful and easy to use [Sponsored Post]

We all need a weather app. The tricky part of developing a weather app is giving users the right amount of information. Too much and it's overwhelming and a pain to use. Too little and users will be looking for that info in some other app. Today Weather, a new app from a two-person, independent development and design team, strikes this balance perfectly while being easy on the eyes at the same time.

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Android Pay is getting deeper integration with certain mobile banking apps

Android Pay is continuing to pick up steam, but instead of adding new banks, Google has another trick up its sleeve. The company is partnering with a few banking institutions to make it easier to use your cards with Android Pay.

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Qualcomm ordered to pay out nearly a billion dollars to BlackBerry over royalty dispute

News of Qualcomm's string of lawsuits continues, this time through an arbitration result in a disagreement between the chipset maker and BlackBerry. BlackBerry alleged that they were overpaying Qualcomm for royalties.

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[Update: Google killed it] Burger King's stupid new ad triggers the Google Home to tell you about Whoppers

Always-listening voice assistants, like Google Now/Assistant or Alexa, can't really tell the difference between you talking and someone else (unless you have Trusted Voice enabled on Android). Maybe you've watched a few tech videos where someone said "Ok Google," and your phone started talking back.

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Verizon Galaxy Note5 and S6 edge+ receiving Android 7.0 Nougat updates

Trailing just behind AT&T and Sprint, Verizon is starting to roll out their Android 7.0 Nougat updates for the Samsung Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge+. First pointed out by a tipster, information for each is now live on the Verizon site. Not just the usual bug fixes and security updates this time around, as this release finally brings Verizon devices up to speed with the 7.0 version of Android, promising “a fresh, simple user interface” and new customization options.

The Verizon Galaxy Note5 will be getting a bump up to software version number NRD90M.N920VVRU3CQB9 and the Galaxy S6 edge+ will be getting NRD90M.G928VVRU3CQB9.

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[Update: Further information added for clarification] MLB Perfect Inning Live controversially replaces MLB Perfect Inning 16

GAMEVIL Inc. has seen fit to retire their MLB Perfect Inning 16 game in order to replace it with MLB Perfect Inning Live. This means that any and all purchases that were put into PI 16 are now completely defunct. As you can imagine many players of the game who spent the last year (or more as the series has systematically carried over since the release of PI 14) building their teams by spending their time and money on the game are pretty irate.

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The HTC One M9 on Sprint is getting its Nougat update [Update: RUU available]

The One M9 wasn't a particularly successful phone for HTC, but that doesn't mean owners should be left in the lurch. Sprint and HTC are sending out a Nougat update to this phone. It's 1.02GB in size and brings with it the February 2017 security patches.

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[Deal Alert] Check out these cheap and temporarily free apps, games, and icon packs from the last few days

We're back once again with some more free and cheap apps for you all. There are a few in here that you may have seen before in previous roundups, but now you have a second chance to grab them if you missed out the first time they were free.

You might notice a trend in today's selection. Most of them have a focus on customization and personalization, so there are quite a few icon packs to choose from today.

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Nougat hits Sprint Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

US carriers have had a busy few days, it seems. After AT&T's updates yesterday Sprint must have decided it was time to jump on the same bandwagon, bringing Nougat to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.

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