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Google Pay now works with 18 more American financial institutions

Google Pay now works with 18 more American financial institutions

Google Pay already works with about 3,000 partners, but that doesn't hinder it from continuing to support more banks and credit unions. After adding 89 financial institutions to the list last month, the mobile payment service just added another 67 just in the US.

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The best cheap Chromebooks that are actually in stock right now

The best cheap Chromebooks that are actually in stock right now

Chromebooks have been going in and out of stock over the past few months, first because of the initial spike in working from home, and later due to the start of remote schooling. Thankfully, as we head into 2021, there are a few decent options in the $200-300 price range.

All of the models we've selected are fast enough to handle at least a few Chrome tabs and applications running at once, and when they're available, we try to include models with large screens. We have a dedicated guide for the best Chromebooks overall, but this list is solely focused on budget options that are actually in stock right now.

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Here's our first look at the upcoming LG Stylo 7 5G

Here's our first look at the upcoming LG Stylo 7 5G

The LG Stylo series has long been a favorite for people who want a stylus on their phone but don't want to sell a kidney to get it. Last year's Stylo 6 was a bit of a letdown, though, offering poor performance and precious few upgrades over its predecessor. Will the follow-up put on a better showing? Now, thanks to OnLeaks, we have our first look at the Stylo 7 5G.

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Google Assistant ends a shitty year with a shitty New Year song

Google Assistant ends a shitty year with a shitty New Year song

Google Assistant has come a long way from its early days of answering simple questions about the weather. Unfortunately, it's got some way to go before it can be described as a competent singer, and I don't want you to take my word for it. Go ask it to sing you a New Year song and you'll see what I mean.

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FAA establishes new drone flying permissions and finalizes Remote ID

FAA establishes new drone flying permissions and finalizes Remote ID

Yesterday, the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) handed down its final regulations for unmanned aerial vehicles, a.k.a. drones. The new rules are hailed as an improvement to safety, security, and accountability for and by recreational and small business pilots; but they're also paving the way for widespread corporate use for things like package delivery, data collection, and other industrial uses.

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The Galaxy Note20's One UI 3.0 update is rolling out globally

The Galaxy Note20's One UI 3.0 update is rolling out globally

Samsung’s been making some good headway to keep up with its original Android 11 rollout schedule. Its current flagship lines have already received the One UI 3.0 update on AT&T and Verizon, although T-Mobile’s S20 hit a roadblock last week resulting in a halted rollout. However, T-Mobile has still seemingly gone ahead with the Note20's update as many users have already started receiving the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 experience on their 2020 Note flagships.

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Neat Android Easter egg saves you from being rick-rolled

Neat Android Easter egg saves you from being rick-rolled

Google particularly enjoys sneaking Easter eggs in its products— we recently spotted a Hot Air Balloon game in the Google Play Store, for example. While some of them are easy to discover, others need specific circumstances to be triggered. One such Easter egg is hidden within Android's Smart Reply feature t saves you from being rick-rolled.

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Google is now pushing its subscription services on its hardware store

Google is now pushing its subscription services on its hardware store

Google is an advertising business first and foremost, though over the last few years, the company has introduced many paid services: YouTube Premium, Google One, Fi, and Stadia Pro come to mind, among many others. There's never been a central hub where you could find Google's subscription offers, but that's now a thing of the past: You can see all of the company's paid services in one place on the Google Store.

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OnePlus Nord N100 is getting the December 2020 security patch

OnePlus Nord N100 is getting the December 2020 security patch

The Nord N100 — the more affordable of the two budget phones announced by OnePlus earlier this year — is receiving the December 2020 security patch along and a few other fixes with the OxygenOS 10.5.4 update (OxygenOS 10.5.5 for EU).

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Samsung Note20 Ultra is on sale for $900 in beautiful Mystic Bronze (~$200 off)

Samsung Note20 Ultra is on sale for $900 in beautiful Mystic Bronze (~$200 off)

Samsung's plans for next year's Note may be up in the air, but you know what you're getting with the Note20 Ultra. It's a flagship phone with the Snapdragon 865+, 12GB of RAM, and a beefy 4,500mAh battery — and right now, the Mystic Bronze color is on sale for just $898.55 on Amazon, making for approximately $200 in savings.

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