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Passive aggressive level: $9,000 — Instead of a refund, Google sent someone 10 pink Pixel 3s

Every large company has its fair share of customer service issues, but Google seems to always find the most perplexing ways to screw up. Case in point, one Reddit user has posted a story in hopes of getting Google's attention. After returning a defective Pixel 3, Google didn't issue a refund. Instead, it sent ten Pixels when the user bought a replacement.

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Gboard updated with 63 new languages, including IPA (not the beer)

Gboard already supports hundreds of languages and dialects, but that's not stopping the team behind it from adopting more. Since announcing that the app had more 500 inputs back in December, developers have added at least 100 more. And now, we know of another 63 that have just been codified into Google's official rolls, bringing the total to 748.

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Limited ad-supported YouTube Music now free on Google Home

The Google Home and other Assistant-powered smart speakers already work with several major streaming services, including Google Play Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, Pandora, and Deezer. Unlike Play Music, Spotify, and Pandora, YouTube didn't work at all if you didn't have a premium subscription until now.

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Anker's gigantic Powerhouse 200 portable battery is 15% off right now

The Anker Powerhouse 200 is an absolute unit. It's a 200Wh battery (57600mAh) that stretches the definition of "portable," and now you can get it for $50 off from Amazon. That brings the total price down to $299.99.

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Agatha Knife is a dark-humor puzzle adventure that tackles difficult subjects

It must be point-and-click adventure day or something, because I just covered the release of a fantastic sci-fi noir title, and now I'm announcing another quality puzzle adventure game called Agatha Knife. On its surface, it appears to be a standard point-and-click adventure puzzler, but don't let the cartoony graphics fool you, as this release offers a satirical story that tackles many controversial topics through the eyes of a child.

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[Update: Contacts] Long-awaited robust call blocking features may soon come to Google Phone app

Your smartphone already lets you block annoying callers so that you never have to deal with them again, but what if it could be proactive? Android could soon allow you to block calls and texts from sources that haven't even called you yet.

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The Galaxy S10 is getting night photo mode in new OTA

Google wowed everyone when it unveiled Night Sight photos alongside the Pixel 3. Many OEMs have since tried to replicate Google's witchcraft, but none have been able to match it. Samsung is the latest to try with an OTA on the Galaxy S10. You probably don't have the update yet, but it's coming.

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[Update: Last day to enter] Win one of two Honda by Jackery 290 Portable Power Stations (a $350 value) [US]

If you are looking for a portable and convenient power station with a focus on eco-friendliness, then look no further than the Honda by Jackery 290 Portable Power Station. American Honda Motor has hand-selected Jackery to ensure a best‐in‐class consumer offering of outdoor portable power, which means you can expect hours of battery life for all your devices when taking advantage of the 292 watt-hours of energy storage inside of the Honda by Jackery 290 Portable Power Station.

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Whispers of a Machine is a fantastic sci-fi noir point-and-click adventure game out now on Android

Whispers of a Machine is a point-and-click adventure game that contains genre-fitting pixel-based graphics, over 4,000 lines of voiced dialog, and an enthralling sci-fi noir story. You'll play the part of a cybernetically enhanced special agent tasked with investigating a string of murders that are tied to a group of fanatics committed to creating an AI superintelligence in a world where the technology is outlawed. It'll be up to you to investigate and resolve the case by gathering pertinent information and decoding challenging puzzles.

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Do not want: Facebook allegedly working on its own voice assistant

According to a report by CNBC, Facebook is allegedly working behind the scenes on a voice assistant. The social network giant hasn't shied away from trying new things, no matter how divergent from its core business, but this latest dabble seems even more interesting, considering people's growing wariness of the company's practices.

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