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The real Rocket League might be coming to mobile, complete with cross-play

The real Rocket League might be coming to mobile, complete with cross-play

Thanks to Epic's court case against Apple, a bunch of documents have leaked to the public, and so we've learned through these internal docs that Epic may be planning to bring the full version of Rocket League to mobile. This is not to be confused with Rocket League Sideswipe, a 2D version of the game I went hands-on with in March. Apparently, Epic is planning on creating a new launcher for the PC and console game that will offer the full experience across all platforms, including mobile, with a beta planned for mobile in Q2 2021.

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Google is going to replace Google Discover on tablets with a new interface

Google is going to replace Google Discover on tablets with a new interface

We all know that Android tablets aren't exactly the industry benchmark, and Google has mostly stopped creating first-party products for this market. But the company still hasn't given up on tablets. It has just announced an "Entertainment Space" that should make Android tablets vastly better at giving you access to your streaming services, ebooks, and games — right on the leftmost panel of your homescreen.

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Google Pay now supports over 3,000 US banks — is yours one of them?

Google Pay now supports over 3,000 US banks — is yours one of them?

Since its initial release, Google Pay has come a long way, with a complete redesign now under its belt. Today marks a long-awaited milestone for the mobile payment app, as the service has finally surpassed more than 3,000 banks in the US. In fact, after adding these 15 new partners, Google's grand total now sits at 3,001.

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Sony Xperia 1 III and 10 II are now certified for Netflix HD and HDR10 streaming

Sony Xperia 1 III and 10 II are now certified for Netflix HD and HDR10 streaming

Mobile phones may seem cramped for watching full-length movies, but they’re still (very) popular among Netflix users, as is evident from its billion-plus Play Store downloads. That’s why the streaming giant keeps an up-to-date list of devices that can offer you the best streaming experience for its app. It isn’t at all surprising that the new OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are now also compatible with Netflix's streaming standards, along with a bunch of other phones from Oppo and Sharp.

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A new, high-powered Galaxy A phone might be expanding internationally soon

A new, high-powered Galaxy A phone might be expanding internationally soon

Last month we saw leaks and then a formal announcement of the Galaxy Quantum2. It's only available in South Korea, and if it's anything like the previous Samsung "Quantum" phone, that's likely to remain so. But the phone's model number is SM-A826S, indicating that a more general Galaxy A82 might make its way to international markets. Today we've seen the first evidence of that.

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The OnePlus 6 and 6T just got Android 11 from LineageOS before OnePlus itself

The OnePlus 6 and 6T just got Android 11 from LineageOS before OnePlus itself

We've all had a phone reach a premature death, running out of software updates well before the device is actually too slow to be used. Thankfully, the custom ROM community helps keep your old gadgets alive, and there's no better ROM out right now than LineageOS. The open-source project brought Android 11 to nearly 60 phones earlier this month, and two more are about to be added to the list. The OnePlus 6 and 6T have picked up Android 11 courtesy of LineageOS, with nightly builds for both now available.

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21 temporarily free and 37 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

21 temporarily free and 37 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Welcome to Wednesday, everyone. Despite the fact it's the middle of the week, we have some solid sales today, including a few standouts. First up is Florence, an emotionally charged interactive storybook that's well-reviewed. Next up is Teslagrad, a gorgeous 2D puzzle platformer that's easily worth the current sale price. Last but not least is Gorogoa, a trippy puzzler that's a joy to explore. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold green text in order to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 21 temporarily free and 37 on-sale apps and games for the middle of the week.

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Latest data proves that Chromebook sales have exploded during the pandemic

Latest data proves that Chromebook sales have exploded during the pandemic

It's no secret that Chromebook sales have been soaring as much of the world still reels from the pandemic. Google's PC platform has proven to be dependable at a budget price — a winning formula for adoption in education. That story hasn't changed in 2021, as Chromebook sales continue to shatter shipment volume records.

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AT&T is making tablet and laptop data plans way cheaper

AT&T is making tablet and laptop data plans way cheaper

Today AT&T announced its refreshed DataConnect plans, now with extra 5G. While that's nice, the big news is that they're considerably less expensive than they used to be. Customers looking to AT&T for a dedicated connection on a mobile-equipped tablet, laptop, or hotspot might want to check them out.

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Signal and Facebook embroiled in very public squabble about Instagram ads

Signal and Facebook embroiled in very public squabble about Instagram ads

When there was a public outcry regarding WhatsApp's change of privacy policy, Signal made most of the opportunity to push its privacy-focused messaging service. Now, the company is taking a dig at Facebook's behavior of commodifying troves of data about its users with hilarious Instagram ads. Signal claims the ads were rejected and its ad account was disabled although Facebook denies this and calls it a stunt. Go grab some popcorn.

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