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Nokia 2's metal design fares well in JerryRigEverything's durability tests

Watching Zack from JerryRigEverything break every new (major) phone that comes out has become something of a tradition. This time around, Zach dug into the Nokia 2, the new low-end Nokia smartphone from HMD Global. Being just $100 in the United States, you would expect the phone to be mostly plastic and easily broken, but that wasn't the case.

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Chrome Dev and Canary have a new video player, with YouTube's double-tap media controls

The video player on Chrome for Android has always closely mirrored (or looked identical to) the desktop Chrome video player. There's a play/pause button, a timeline, and whatever other controls the site has enabled (full-screen, volume, download, etc.). A brand new video player has appeared in Chrome Dev and Canary, with the same double-tap to fast-forward/rewind that the YouTube app added earlier this year.

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Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to Verizon Moto Z2 Force

Ever since Motorola was purchased by Lenovo, the company's quick updates have become a relic of the past. Motorola announced which phones would receive Android 8.0 Oreo back in August, and now it looks like the Verizon Moto Z2 Force is first to get Oreo.

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What We Use, 2017 Edition: The stuff Ryan can't live without

I spend my days writing about technology, and I spend much of my remaining time playing with it for fun. Consequently, I have a lot of nerdy stuff that's become integral to my life, and maybe you're interested in what it all is. It's been almost two years since I did a "what we use" post, and a lot has changed. My preferred phones are different, of course, but I've fallen deep down the mechanical keyboard rabbit hole, too. Events have also conspired against me to require that I build a new desktop computer. Here are all the things (mostly keyboards) that I can't live without.

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Switching to the iPhone, part three: Everything I hate about the iPhone X

I look at my phone. It vibrates. It asks for my password.

This is the single most annoying experience I have on a regular basis with the iPhone X. Face ID is at once pretty good and absolutely infuriating. The iPhone X is, as a result, the most frustrating smartphone I have used in recent memory. The iPhone X is also pretty great, but when it rubs me the wrong way, it really rubs me the wrong way.

Switching to the iPhone hasn't been without annoyances and sacrifices. In fact, it's come with quite a few, if I'm going to be honest with you about it.

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Zooper Widget is back in the Play Store

Apps are not forever, and it seemed like the end of the road for Zooper Widget last week when it vanished from the Play Store. However, in something of a Christmas miracle, the apps have returned. Well, I guess a miracle would have been an update to Zooper, but this appears to be the same outdated version we had before. Hey, at least it's back.

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Kick off the holiday weekend with 20 temporarily free and 95 on-sale apps

It's finally Friday! Christmas is just a few short days away, so here's my final round of app sales before the holiday. The list today is almost as long as Wednesday's, which itself was massive, but I find it lackluster in comparison. There are some good things to be had, like The Room 3, which you will find in bold. And be sure to go back to Wednesday's post so that you can get in on the remainder of the sales there. Also, I will not be posting one of these on Monday, so I will see you all again next Wednesday.

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HMD Global estimated to have sold around 16 million Nokia phones in Q3 2017

HMD Global was founded just over a year ago, and in that short time, it has used the Nokia brand to sell a wide variety of phones. The company's lineup ranges from the high-end Nokia 8 to feature phones like the new Nokia 3310. Counterpoint Research, an analyst firm, estimates that HMD sold 13.5 million feature phones and 2.8 million smartphones during Q3 2017.

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'Geometry Dash SubZero' is the latest stand-alone expansion for RobTop Games' Geometry Dash series

RobTop Games' latest rhythm-based platformer Geometry Dash SubZero just landed on the Google Play Store. Much like a previous entry in the series (Geometry Dash Meltdown), the developers newest release of Geometry Dash SubZero is also intended as a mini stand-alone expansion. It includes 3 new winter-themed levels and an original soundtrack by MDK, Bossfight, and Boom Kitty.

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TuneIn drops out of audiobook market effective January 15th

Subscribers to TuneIn Premium will not be psyched to learn that the streaming audio service is dropping out of the audiobook market effective January 15th. TuneIn started offering unlimited audiobook streaming for Premium subscribers in August 2015, making this feature decently short-lived.

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