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12 Halloween costumes for robot vacuum cleaners absolutely no one asked for

12 Halloween costumes for robot vacuum cleaners absolutely no one asked for

Happy Covidween AP readers. Holidays during pandemics, as we've all now discovered, are kind of lousy. The only real advantage that Halloween has over other holidays is that at least today just about everyone should be on board with wearing masks... of one sort or another. As I contemplated the lameness of an impending holiday at home with just the family, when we normally host a costume party with friends, an idea occurred to me. If I couldn't have friends come over in costumes, why not dress up some little robots and have a party with them? (That was not even top 10 strangest idea I had that day in case you were wondering.)

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Mobvoi's TicWatch wearables are up to 33% off today only

Mobvoi's TicWatch wearables are up to 33% off today only

Mobvoi just released the new TicWatch 3 Pro, which is (by most accounts) the best Wear OS smartwatch you can buy right now. While that model isn't on sale, Mobvoi has discounted all of its other smartwatches by as much as 33%, but the sales end today.

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DJI's lightweight Mini 2 drone with 4K video tipped to land on November 4

DJI's lightweight Mini 2 drone with 4K video tipped to land on November 4

DJI is set to upgrade the Mavic Mini, its smallest drone to date, with 4K video capture, improved transmission range, and a maximum flight time of 31 minutes. What we didn't expect for it to do was get rid of the "Mavic" name, but it's what we're hearing about the all-new Mini 2.

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Android 11 arrives on the Raspberry Pi, thanks to new OmniROM release

Android 11 arrives on the Raspberry Pi, thanks to new OmniROM release

OmniROM was an incredibly popular custom ROM back in the day, and it may surprise you to know that it's still under development. The project is making headlines again for a new port by Max Weninger (maxwen), which brings the software to the Raspberry Pi 4.

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Sony is paying almost one billion dollars to acquire some anime

Sony is paying almost one billion dollars to acquire some anime

Sony may not be great at selling smartphones, but it has been doing a pretty fine job of acquiring anime streaming companies. It bought Funimation in 2017, and now it looks like another deal might be closing soon that would bring Crunchyroll into the Sony stable at a price approaching one billion dollars.

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30 of the scariest Android games that are perfect for Halloween 2020

30 of the scariest Android games that are perfect for Halloween 2020

It's that spooky time of year once again. That's right, Halloween is almost here, and so I have updated our Halloween game roundup with the creepiest and scariest games currently available on the Google Play Store. Today's list is comprised of new and old releases alike, but rest assured, I've added in some of the scariest games to land in 2020 to ensure a suitable list for the buildup to Halloween. So without further ado, here are thirty of the spookiest Android games that are absolutely worthy of your playtime during Halloween 2020.

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Sony’s WF-1000XM3 ANC hit their lowest price ever at $168 ($62 off)

Sony’s WF-1000XM3 ANC hit their lowest price ever at $168 ($62 off)

Sony's WF-1000XM3 are considered a market leader when it comes to true wireless noise-canceling earbuds. Sadly, their MSRP is relatively high, but you can now save $62 on them and pay just $168 thanks to this deal, which is the lowest they've sold for so far.

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13 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last week including Android TV Data Saver, Starlink, and TVision (10/24/20 - 10/31/20)

13 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last week including Android TV Data Saver, Starlink, and TVision (10/24/20 - 10/31/20)

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 week or so. Today I have a data-saving app for Android TV, the new connection app for Starlink's (terrestrial internet) beta, and a TV service app from T-Mobile. So without further ado, here are all of the new and notable Android apps released on the Play Store in the last week.

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The Core i5 Pixel Slate's flash storage is failing for some users

The Core i5 Pixel Slate's flash storage is failing for some users

It's no secret that Google's Pixel Slate has been a colossal disaster since it launched in late 2018. Google was betting big on making a compelling tablet powered by Chrome OS, but the software quirks, egregious price, and awkward tablet experience made it a painful product to use. The good news is that Google fixed most of the weird software bugs with updates, resulting in a much-improved user experience that doesn't nearly impede your workflow as much as it did before. However, the Pixel Slate once again finds itself in a nasty predicament, and it's something that can't easily be fixed by updating the software.

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Google's lack of foresight and strategy is stifling Pixel sales in India

Google's lack of foresight and strategy is stifling Pixel sales in India

When Google announced that its new budget champ, the Pixel 4a, would cost ₹30,000 — a whole 25% less than the Pixel 3a — it felt like Google has finally learned to hit the right note for India. The company nearly checked all the right boxes: the release was well-timed, coinciding with Flipkart’s month-long Diwali extravaganza, and user interest in the phone was right at its peak. It all paid off when the 4a opened to blockbuster sales with units flying off the (virtual) shelves, and then… Google happened. Stocks dried up in a matter of minutes, and Google wasn't able to replenish them for over two weeks.

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