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Nvidia acknowledges 4K playback issue on Shield TV with some apps

If you have a Shield TV, you may have noticed that some apps have stopped playing content in 4K. That's annoying, but Nvidia has acknowledged the issue and said it's working on a solution.

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Form AR goggles review: The coolest and most accurate swimming tracker

As a swimmer and a techie, every time a new activity tracker is announced, my first reaction is to skim its official page trying to find if it supports my favorite sport. What follows is an extensive research into what exactly it tracks about the swim because that can be anything from just the total time and distance to a detailed account of every lap. More often than not, none of that information is readily available and I just have to buy the device to test for myself.

When I saw Form's swimming goggles, I knew what I was getting into.

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Chromebooks were mistakenly telling users that their updates were about to dry up

Chrome OS's Dev and Canary update channels bring the latest features before they hit the stable track, but at the expense of bugs and other issues. Many who use Dev/Canary have probably experienced a mini-heart attack upon seeing a "Final software update" message within the past week, but rest assured — it was just an unfortunate bug that's since been fixed.

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24 best new Android games released this week including NBA 2K20, Tropico, and Fist of the North Star

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 I have the yearly release for the latest NBA 2K game, a quality port of Tropico 3 from Feral Interactive, and an officially-licensed Fist of the North Star brawler from Sega. So without further ado, here are the most notable games released this week.

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24 best new Android games released this week including Pokémon Masters, Stranger Things 3: The Game, and Men in Black: Global Invasion

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 I have a free-to-play Pokémon game from DeNA, a new premium Stranger Things action-adventure game, and a Pokémon GO clone with a Men in Black theme. So without further ado, here are the most notable games released this week.

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14 new and notable Android apps from the last two weeks including SHAREit Lite, SpotWidget, and Magic: The Gathering Companion (8/17/19 - 8/31/19)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous two weeks or so. Today I have a new peer-to-peer file-sharing app, a new widget for Spotify, and a companion app for the physical card game Magic: The Gathering. So without further ado, here are the most notable Android apps released in the last two weeks.

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AfterShokz Aeropex review: Bone conduction makes these headphones cool and practical for outdoor use

Regardless of the form factor, connectivity, and any other specs, the idea behind most audio headsets is that the sound should pass by your eardrum. That makes sense — after all, that's how we all hear. Bone conduction headphones challenge that idea. They use a magical technology to bypass your eardrums altogether.

The result is headphones that are comfortable to wear even if you dislike the feeling of lodged in-ear buds or the weight and pressure of over-ear headsets. They also keep your ears open for maximum awareness. Whether or not this is a product you need is up to you, but if you're in the market for bone conduction headphones, AfterShokz's new Aeropex is an excellent option thanks to its comfort, stability, and sound quality.

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20 best new Android games released this week including MyNBA2K20, Gears POP, and PAYDAY: Crime War

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 I have the latest MyNBA2K release form 2K, a beta release for a mobile version of the cops and robbers game PAYDAY, and Microsoft's take on Clash Royale. So without further ado, here are the most notable games released this week.

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How to back up your SMS text messages on Android

Much of the world has moved on from SMS, but it's still one of the most popular methods of sending messages in the US. It's an unfortunate requirement here for many, and it probably will be until RCS gets off the ground. And if you're the data-hoarding type, then you might want to keep those SMS messages around for later reference — either in cold storage or an easily accessed format. But even bringing them with you from device to device isn't actually that hard, and we're glad to walk you through the different ways to do it.

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23 best new Android games released this week including Chessplode, Witcheye, and Beholder 2

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 I have a unique take on the game of chess, a beautiful 2D platformer published by Devolver Digital, and sequel to the totalitarian spy game Beholder. So without further ado, here are the most notable games released this week.

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