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You can now buy the new, more affordable Nest Thermostat at the Google Store, Best Buy, Home Depot, and more

You can now buy the new, more affordable Nest Thermostat at the Google Store, Best Buy, Home Depot, and more

Google's completely redesigned Nest Thermostat is now generally available for purchase at retailers, escaping pre-order limbo at the Google Store as sales open at other storefronts. It's minimal, attractive, and pretty cheap at just $130, making it pretty low-risk if you want to pick one up before we publish our full review.

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Google confirms the Nest Secure has been discontinued, additional sensors will be available in December

Google confirms the Nest Secure has been discontinued, additional sensors will be available in December

Google released the Nest Secure in 2017 as a simple security system with motion sensors and a keypad, but it never received an upgrade, even as other Nest devices were updated again and again. Google has now confirmed to Android Police that the Nest Secure is discontinued, though it will continue functioning.

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OnePlus 8T receives OxygenOS 11.0.2.3 update to help keep your phone cool

OnePlus 8T receives OxygenOS 11.0.2.3 update to help keep your phone cool

The OnePlus 8T was only released this month, but it has already received a few updates with new features and bug fixes in tow. The OxygenOS 11.0.1.2 upgrade added a new Always-on Display option and fixed several bugs, and now v11.0.2.3 is here with even more fixes.

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Gears POP has proven to be the failure everyone expected, closing next April

Gears POP has proven to be the failure everyone expected, closing next April

In August 2019 Microsoft released a Clash Royale clone called Gears POP, which is themed around the popular vinyl toy line while offering tons of cutesy Gears of War characters. Of course, connecting a toy line to a popular gaming genre doesn't guarantee success, especially when you idiotically tie adorable graphics to a historically mature line of games. I suppose this is why Microsoft has announced that it will shutter Gears POP on April 26th, 2021.

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Google Messages conversation categories are about to roll out

Google Messages conversation categories are about to roll out

As the default messaging app on many Android devices, Google Messages is an important tool for staying in touch with friends and family. The app has continued to work on expanding support for RCS and experimenting with handy new features. Now it looks like users will be able to find specific messages quicker than ever thanks to categories that sort messages into specific channels.

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Latest Galaxy S21 Ultra leaks reveal at least one possible upgrade

Latest Galaxy S21 Ultra leaks reveal at least one possible upgrade

If you're eagerly waiting to get your hands on Samsung's 2021 flagship, new leaks have revealed a couple of details about it, showing the phone's potential design and release date. As this information isn't official, the actual Galaxy S21 may look different, but this leak still sheds some light as to what to expect early next year.

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T-Mobile welcomes the LG Wing with a BOGO offer starting November 6

T-Mobile welcomes the LG Wing with a BOGO offer starting November 6

Add T-Mobile to the list of American carriers taking a chance on the LG Wing as it plans on selling the new-fangled swiveling phone starting November 6, just like AT&T is. Unlike Ma Bell, however, this carrier will try to sell its customers two Wings for the price of one.

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24 temporarily free and 57 on-sale apps and games for Friday

24 temporarily free and 57 on-sale apps and games for Friday

Welcome to Friday, everyone. It would appear we have a boatload of game sales today, with more than a few standouts in the mix. First up is The Room Three, the third release is the acclaimed escape room series (Two is on sale as well). Next up is Crashlands, a fantastic survival game well worth the current sale price. And last up is Evoland 2, a quality RPG that offers a plethora of graphics types that range from 8-bit to modern 3D graphics. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier.

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Google is getting in the mood for a spooky Halloween

Google is getting in the mood for a spooky Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner, and even if many of us won't celebrate the festivities the way we usually do, Google is trying to do its part to make the best of the situation with features that will help you have a socially distant Halloween. Like every year, the company has hidden a plethora of spooky surprises in its search engine and other products.

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Get the Lenovo Smart Display 7 for just $60 ($40 off)

Get the Lenovo Smart Display 7 for just $60 ($40 off)

Lenovo was the first company to release a smart display powered by Google Assistant, even before Google itself came out with the Home Hub (later renamed to the Nest Hub). Lenovo followed it up with a new 7-inch model in 2019, which you can now buy for $40 off the original price.

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