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Android O feature spotlight: Accessibility has some new features, including better volume control and a new shortcut method

Over the years, Android has built up a decent array of accessibility options to help make devices easier to use for its diverse user base. Each new version of the OS attempts to add even more useful features, and Android O is no different. So far we've had 3 developer previews of Android 8.0 ahead of its launch later this summer, and at some point along the way Google added a couple of new accessibility features. Namely, separate volume controls and a new way to use the accessibility shortcut.

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OnePlus already has the OnePlus 5 kernel source available for download

A lot of smartphone makers get around to releasing kernel sources whenever they feel like. It might be a month or two after a device is released or updated, but it happens. OnePlus, to its credit, is much faster. The OnePlus 5 has only just been announced, but the open source files are already available for download.

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The OnePlus 5 passes JerryRigEverything's tests with flying colors

There is at least one certainty all consumers can have when it comes to phones these days. And that is: a new flagship launch means JerryRigEverything has a new video posted. This time his Mohs hardness points are set squarely on the display of the OnePlus 5. And when it comes to durability, the OnePlus 5 handles itself well. 

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Sony's KOOV wants to teach your kids programming through robotics... via an Indiegogo campaign

Yesterday Sony Global Education launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding project for its newest educational initiative. Meet KOOV a programming and robotics kit for children. Think Legos meets robots (which is already a thing) but with better software and simpler hardware. With these tools, your kids can pick up programming fundamentals at a much earlier age. Perhaps little Suzy might be the next Wozniak or Stallman. Probably with less facial hair, though. 

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[What year is it?!] Google is ending support for the Android Market on Android 2.1 and earlier

It has been more than five years since we said goodbye to the Android Market and hello to Google Play. You may have long since adjusted to the change, but there's been a version of the Android Market out there all this time. Google's putting an end to that soon, though. On June 30th 2017, the Android Market client on Android 2.1 and earlier will stop working.

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Inbox v1.49 enables undo for actions taken through notifications [APK Download]

The most recent update to Inbox, 1.49, has made a minor tweak that could be a lifesaver. Now when you make a response to an email via a notification, you have a window to undo sending the email in the same notification. So if you notice a misspelling, see the wrong recipient, or change your mind just a moment too late, now you have a chance to pull things back, just as you would on the desktop site or app. 

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Google for Jobs is now available in US search results

Google announced its search-based Google for Jobs at I/O this year, but the feature has only appeared intermittently as a test since then. Starting today, Google for Jobs is officially available in the US. Just start searching in Google, and you'll get detailed job listings right in Google.

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Project Fi announces group repay with Google Wallet

Google's own carrier, Project Fi, is a pretty great service if you don't use much data. However, the lack of affordable devices compatible with Fi (unless you can find a non-bootlooping Nexus 5X) has made it a bit less popular. If you're on Project Fi and using a group plan, you can now easily split up your phone bill.

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ICYMI: The code to buy a OnePlus 5 right now

You may have watched OnePlus' recent launch event, which announced and demonstrated all the cool new features of the OnePlus 5. OnePlus might not have made things as clear as they could have during the live-stream, but they did actually drop the code for their "early drop" order system. So if you didn't catch it during the event — most of us didn't, either — you can pick it up here after the break. Who doesn't want to be at the front of the line?

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Withings is now Nokia Health, two new devices and 'Health Mate' app released

Back in April of last year, Nokia announced its intent to purchase French health company Withings. Withings was known for its large range of consumer health products, including smart scales, activity trackers, Bluetooth thermometers, and more. Today Nokia is not only announcing new health products, but also discontinuing the Withings brand entirely.

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