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19 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (9/19/21 - 9/26/21)

19 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (9/19/21 - 9/26/21)

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 a good port from Square Enix, a lazy port from Square Enix, and a greedy pay-to-win Pokémon game. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the last week.

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Onyx Boox Nova3 Color review: Android + E Ink = awesome

Onyx Boox Nova3 Color review: Android + E Ink = awesome

Color e-ink is still far less capable than LCD and OLED, thanks to long refresh times and washed-out colors. So the Onyx Boox Nova3 Color might not be on everyone's radar. The 7.8-inch color screen is too small to read magazines and comic books comfortably, vastly limiting the usefulness of a color screen, but the Nova3 Color is still a capable e-reader for books. The built-in reading app offers a robust selection of settings, which is why text-based e-books format nicely on the screen. Plus, there are tons of benefits from the included Android app support, and the note-taking options are robust too.

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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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Google may have a hardware event planned on October 5th

Google may have a hardware event planned on October 5th

It's no secret to anyone that Google is about to introduce some new hardware — expectations are high for the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro. Well, not only does Google have those new Pixels incoming, but we often see it announce all kinds of other hardware and software at its Made by Google events. We're now getting a little peek at what could be coming up next, as we get word about a possible hardware event on October 5th, a little under two weeks from now.

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Zoom brings 'mute' to your eyeballs with video feed blocking

Zoom brings 'mute' to your eyeballs with video feed blocking

Virtual meetings over Zoom have become all too popular over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, and they're potentially going to be a big part of life going forward. Already supporting virtual meetings with up to 100 people, Zoom gets constantly updated with new features. Now the Zoom app is getting another feature drop with a handful of quality-of-life improvements that aim to make it a little more enjoyable to use.

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The Sennheiser CX 400BT true wireless buds are down to their lowest price ever

The Sennheiser CX 400BT true wireless buds are down to their lowest price ever

The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 are one of the best sounding true wireless ANC buds on the market. Their, however, is a bit too steep. Thankfully, the CX 400BT offer the same audio quality without noise cancelation for a lot cheaper, as they traditionally sell for $200. However, they're much more affordable thanks to this deal, as they're down to just $97.

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Google plans to bring Android's kernel closer to the Linux upstream

Google plans to bring Android's kernel closer to the Linux upstream

Google has spent nearly half a decade attempting to make it easier for OEMs to keep their devices updated, most notably with the introduction of Project Treble in 2017. The company has previously proposed efforts to bring Android closer to the Linux kernel, something it's finally attempting with the upcoming release of Android 12. At this week's Linux Plumbers Conference, Google laid out how it's planning to accomplish its lofty goal.

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Like any healthy 23-year-old, Google is getting a little too interested in TikTok and Instagram videos

Like any healthy 23-year-old, Google is getting a little too interested in TikTok and Instagram videos

It's hard to overstate just how popular TikTok is right now. Not only has it become the world's most popular app — beating out Facebook, of all companies — but its entire practice has been copied endlessly by the likes of Instagram and YouTube. Google is well aware of just how massive TikTok and Instagram have become, and it wants to make sure people are using its search capabilities to find and discover endless videos to show their friends.

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Lenovo's Chromebook Duet was already cheap, and it's an extra $100 off today

Lenovo's Chromebook Duet was already cheap, and it's an extra $100 off today

Although Chrome OS on tablets might not be as popular as Google initially hoped, we've still seen a couple of great devices launch over the last few years. Lenovo's Chromebook Duet was one of our favorite hybrids from last year, thanks to its exceptional price and build quality. Although a refreshed model is on the way, you can score the original for just $200 today at Best Buy, bringing it down to impulse buy territory.

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Here's our first look at the Galaxy S22 Ultra, and it's not great news on multiple fronts

Here's our first look at the Galaxy S22 Ultra, and it's not great news on multiple fronts

2021 was a year of change for Samsung. Foldables have come into their own as the company's high-end focus, and a wild rumor made the rounds for months, suggesting we'd seen the end of Samsung's "enthusiast" Galaxy Note flagship series. Seeing as Unpacked came and went with no new Note smartphone (instead only giving us the Z Fold3 and the Z Flip3), it's pretty safe to say by now that the Galaxy Note is done for — at least for 2021. Now some newly leaked renders of what claims to be the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra attempt to confirm that the Galaxy Note series might just be dead for good.

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