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Bug causing Google Search queries with custom date ranges to freeze has been fixed

Bug causing Google Search queries with custom date ranges to freeze has been fixed

When you run as many services with as many features as Google, bugs tend to pop up from time to time. The latest major bug concerns Google Search's custom date ranges, which are causing tabs to freeze when used. Google is working on fixing this and has presented a workaround for the time being.

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This December Pixel Feature drop change still hasn't landed on all Pixels

This December Pixel Feature drop change still hasn't landed on all Pixels

Google's most recent December Feature Drop delivered plenty of new features for the company's Pixel phones. But one specific change is still missing for many device owners: the new grid size options in the Pixel launcher. I know it sounds pretty minor, but a surprising number of people were looking forward to the feature, which allows you to set custom grid sizes and adjust the density of icons on your Pixel's home screen. It can even help with accessibility for those without much in the way of fine motor control. But, unfortunately, the option still isn't present for everyone.

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Here's everything with Google Assistant revealed at CES 2021

Here's everything with Google Assistant revealed at CES 2021

This year's CES was different than usual, but just like every year, there is a mountain of new smart home devices. Google Assistant was front and center for many announcements, whether they be TVs, Chromebooks, Wi-Fi cameras, or something else entirely.

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11 new (and 2 WTF) Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (1/11/21 - 1/17/21)

11 new (and 2 WTF) Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (1/11/21 - 1/17/21)

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's list is broken up into several segments, ranging from best, average, to mediocre. So whether you're looking for the best games of quality or are simply looking for the latest free-to-play gacha titles, you're covered. This week I have a return to form for Rovio (the creators of Angry Birds), a beautiful point and click adventure game that offers a surreal story and art, and a fantastic 2D platformer that's played in portrait.

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Here's everything with Amazon Alexa revealed at CES 2021

Here's everything with Amazon Alexa revealed at CES 2021

This year's CES has been a very different one, but one aspect has stayed consistent: there's are a lot of new products with Alexa. Amazon's assistant shows no signs of stopping, as plenty of new smart home devices include support for Alexa, and some of them even have the assistant built-in.

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17 new (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last two weeks: The best, worst, and everything in between (12/28/20 - 1/10/21)

17 new (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last two weeks: The best, worst, and everything in between (12/28/20 - 1/10/21)

Welcome to the roundup of the new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous two weeks or so. Today's list is broken up into several segments, ranging from best, average, to mediocre. So whether you're looking for the best games of quality or are simply looking for the latest free-to-play gacha titles, you're covered. This week I have a fantastic block-breaking game, an enjoyable point and click adventure that offers an oceanic theme, and a unique fighting game that isn't monetized horribly. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the last two weeks.

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10 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks including discovery+, Mind Leak, and OnePlus Health (12/26/20 - 1/9/21)

10 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks including discovery+, Mind Leak, and OnePlus Health (12/26/20 - 1/9/21)

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 two weeks or so. Today I have a new streaming app for the Discovery Channel and its many subsidiaries, a wellness app that offers meme customization for its alerts, and the early arrival of OnePlus's Health app. So without further ado, here are all of the new and notable Android apps released on the Play Store in the last two weeks.

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Google Meet is back up after suffering an outage

Google Meet is back up after suffering an outage

According to Google's Workspace Status Dashboard and anecdotal user reports, Google Meet is having difficulties today. Although the problem isn't universal, some folks can't access the Google Meet site, which shows a 502 error. Thankfully (or unfortunately, if you're hoping to dodge classes), there's a workaround.

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Chromecast with Google TV has an annoying Bluetooth audio issue, but there's a simple fix

Chromecast with Google TV has an annoying Bluetooth audio issue, but there's a simple fix

The Chromecast with Google TV is a brilliant product, as noted in Ryan's review, but it's not without its flaws. Since getting one a week ago, I've found Google's new Android TV skin to be a delight, so much so that my far more powerful Nvidia Shield has been relegated to the bench. The experience isn't perfect, however, and I've had to close misbehaving apps on several occasions. The most notable issue I've faced relates to Bluetooth audio, but thankfully there's an easy fix.

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The Pixel 5's super loud system sounds bug has been fixed

The Pixel 5's super loud system sounds bug has been fixed

Pixel phones offer the best of Google — bugs and all. The flagship Pixel 5 is packed with a lot of good stuff, but it also occasionally seems to include a more frustrating feature: a bug that makes all system sounds play at maximum volume no matter how soft you try to set them.

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