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Grab two Nest Minis plus a pair of smart plugs for just $45

The Nest Mini is an incredible little speaker, providing all the functionality of the Google Assistant and sound better than it has any right being in a diminutive form factor. Today, you can grab a pair of them for $45 — that's two for the price of one — and get a couple of free smart plugs, to boot.

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You can now use Arlo Pro 3 and Ultra cameras with older base stations

Arlo Cameras are amongst the most popular ones on the market, mainly thanks to the advanced features they offer. Unfortunately, some improvements released over time require you to buy new cameras, as the new upgrades require new hardware. A good example is the Arlo Pro 3, which featured a higher resolution than its predecessor, but wasn't compatible with the Pro 2's base station. This meant you needed to buy a whole new kit if you wanted to enjoy the new camera's features. Thankfully, Arlo CEO Matthew McRae announced the company is fixing this issue as it's bringing backward compatibility to its base stations.

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Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall hands on: Yet another F2P strategy game ruined by greedy monetization

Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall is an upcoming mobile strategy game that clearly contains a Game of Thrones skin, and it recently entered into a beta testing phase in Australia and New Zealand. Luckily, this beta also appears to be accessible to the US, so I've installed the game so that I can go hands-on with the title to report on exactly what it has to offer.

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Skagen Falster 2 Wear OS smartwatch is down to an incredibly low $69

Wear OS smartwatches may not be as popular as they used to, but they still offer enough features to please most people, especially when you can get them at a discount. The Skagen Falster 2 is a great option to consider, especially when it's down to just $69. It looks like a traditional watch but comes with all of Wear OS' features to assist you through your day. When it came out, the timepiece cost about $275, but it's now dropped to just $69. At this price, I wouldn't even look for an alternative if you're fine with using Wear OS.

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Official Samsung Galaxy S20 cases leak, showing LED, rugged, and see-through covers

Samsung is due to unveil its newest flagships in just a couple of weeks during its Unpack event; and even though we already know quite a bit about the upcoming S20 lineup, we didn't have a lot of details regarding its accessories. Thankfully, new leaks reveal more information about the phone's official cases.

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The best free and open-source alternatives to Google Drive on Android

We've already looked at open-source alternatives to several major Google apps and services in this series, but there are still a few categories left to go over. Now it's time to check out the open-source equivalents to Google Drive, the company's cloud storage product.

Thankfully, the feature gap between Google Drive and the alternatives isn't massive — all of them have clients for desktop and mobile, easy file sharing, and other features. Depending on what hardware you have on hand, these options might not even cost you anything.

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15 new and notable Android apps from the last three weeks including GesturePlus, Microsoft Launcher Preview, and GitHub (1/4/20 - 1/25/20)

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 three weeks or so. Today I have a fantastic gesture navigation tuner, a preview version of the Microsoft Launcher, and GitHub's return to the Play Store after a long absence. So without further ado, here are the more notable Android apps released in the last three weeks.

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Gboard tests sticker suggestions mixed and matched from existing emoji

Gboard is constantly under construction as Google keeps finding ways to improve one of the most used tools on our phones. The latest experiment looks extremely similar to an earlier test that added GIF and sticker suggestions for emoji last year. This time, the company is experimenting with stickers that put one emoji's emotion on another emoji's shape, and the results can be hilarious.

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Vine's successor Byte is now out on the Play Store

Vine was the internet phenomenon that proved that short, easily digestible video clips could be tremendously popular and spark creativity. However, the rigid six-second format had soon been adopted and loosened up by Instagram and later TikTok, and after Twitter purchased Vine, it vanished into obscurity. An unceremonious death followed in 2016. But Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann still believes in the format and has been working on a successor for a long time. After an extensive beta phase, this new product, Byte, is now official and stable on the Play Store.

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Sega Catcher Online lets you play a claw machine remotely from your phone

Cue black and white, low-quality footage, with a dramatic voice-over: "Do you ever get that itch to play a claw machine when there just isn't one around? Well, now you can!" And suddenly we see a bright, colorful world of happy kids in too-clean homes gleefully tapping away at their phones, clearly astounded at the prizes they're winning. Well, that's not exactly what you're going to get from the new US launch of "Sega Catcher Online," but you will get to essentially gamble except without winning money using a remotely-controlled, webcam-equipped claw machine, and I think it's pretty hilarious.

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