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16 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (3/1/21 - 3/7/21)

16 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (3/1/21 - 3/7/21)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today's list is broken up into several segments, ranging from best, average, to mediocre. So whether you're looking for the best games of quality or are simply looking for the latest free-to-play gacha titles, you're covered. This week I have an odd game about a pigeon's long-lost love, an enjoyable mini-golf game, and the arrival of the long-awaited sequel for Jetpack Joyride. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the last week.

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OnePlus Band review, one month later: Not the Mi Band killer you hoped for

OnePlus Band review, one month later: Not the Mi Band killer you hoped for

OnePlus smartwatch rumors are almost as old as OnePlus smartphones themselves, but any full-fledged smartwatch that might exist is still in the offing. The first OnePlus wearable is an inexpensive fitness band for the Indian market. The OnePlus Band is priced to compete with the bestselling Mi Band 5 in India, but some of its glaring shortcomings at the basic level keep the OnePlus Band from realizing its full potential.

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Should you buy a Chromebook?

Should you buy a Chromebook?

Chromebooks are on the rise. Chrome OS machines have been selling like hotcakes since 2020, and they've proven to be reliable and often affordable laptops for anyone learning or working from home. But many people are still asking themselves: Is a Chromebook really a good choice for me? In this article, we're exploring when you should buy a Chromebook, what limitations there are, and what has improved over the last year.

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10 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks including Win-X Launcher, Dive Case Connector for Google Camera, and SwirlWalls (2/20/21 - 3/6/21)

10 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks including Win-X Launcher, Dive Case Connector for Google Camera, and SwirlWalls (2/20/21 - 3/6/21)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous two weeks or so. This week we have a new launcher that offers a slick Windows theme, a release from Google that ties into its push for underwater photography, and a fantastic live wallpaper app from Action Launcher's creator. So without further ado, here are all of the new and notable Android apps released on the Play Store in the last two weeks.

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All the new movies and early theater releases you can watch at home right now

All the new movies and early theater releases you can watch at home right now

Movie theaters are slowly reopening, but most of the new releases are headed to streaming services rather than the big screen. Whether you're staying at home to limit potential risks, or just saving a few bucks by watching from the couch, we've organized a huge list with many of the newly added films and some upcoming titles.

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Pixels get that fancy new camera-based heart and respiratory rate monitor on Monday

Pixels get that fancy new camera-based heart and respiratory rate monitor on Monday

I know that a month feels like a lifetime ago, but do you remember the Google Fit Mobile Vitals features that were announced — you know, the ones that promised heart rate and respiratory monitoring without any extra hardware? The Pixel timed-exclusive Google reminded us was coming during the March Feature Drop? Well, we're told that the pair of Mobile Vitals features (which work with nothing more than your phone's existing camera) start rolling out to Pixels on Monday, and we even know what they will look like in action.

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Mid-range Snapdragon 775 SoC spotted in alleged Qualcomm leak

Mid-range Snapdragon 775 SoC spotted in alleged Qualcomm leak

The Snapdragon 765 is a pretty great chip, combining a selection of the high-end features of Qualcomm's 800 series with a lower price that puts it on the higher end of the mid-range category. According to an alleged leak on Telegram, the next upgrade to this class will be significant. The Snapdragon 775's biggest change is a shift to the smaller and more efficient 5 nanometer fabrication process, as seen on the 888.

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Twitter 'undo' button for tweets may emerge as a paid feature

Twitter 'undo' button for tweets may emerge as a paid feature

Since time immemorial, users have been begging Twitter for the ability to edit tweets. While it's unlikely that this will be a reality anytime soon — Jack Dorsey hinted at this in an interview — we may see a feature that addresses the problem, at least partially.

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Get a 43-inch 4K Fire TV for just $240 ($60 off)

Get a 43-inch 4K Fire TV for just $240 ($60 off)

When you take a minute to think about it, it's wild how much TV you can get for your money anymore. If you're out for a 4K set that doesn't take up an entire wall, we've got a great deal for you: today only, Best Buy's got a 43-inch Insignia Fire TV for 240 bucks, 20 percent cheaper than usual.

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Upcoming Chrome test releases will have easy access to an Experiments menu

Upcoming Chrome test releases will have easy access to an Experiments menu

Google tries out a lot of tweaks on its early Chrome browser and Chrome OS builds, though most of it isn't immediately user-facing. In the Chrome 91 build some of those changes will be more obvious thanks to the Experiments menu, previously called Labs. You can find it by clicking the beaker icon that's now next to your user icon in the menu bar, and it's now enabled by default on Canary.

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