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India's Google antitrust complaint is a familiar refrain

India's Google antitrust complaint is a familiar refrain

Google's international antitrust woes continue. This time it's a federal regulatory agency in India giving the company some expensive trouble: the Competition Commission of India found that Google is engaging in "anti-competitive, unfair, and restrictive trade practices" in the mobile phone market and related areas. The report concludes that Google violated five different sections of India's Competition Act of 2002.

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Microsoft Surface Duo 2 stops by the FCC before its debut later this week

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 stops by the FCC before its debut later this week

Microsoft has a press event scheduled for this Wednesday, September 22nd. The Surface Duo 2 is expected to attend, among other less mobile Surface-branded hardware. In apparent preparation for a rapid release, the successor to the unique dual-screen folding phone stopped by the Federal Communications Commission for the usual round of testing and certification.

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Apple is running laps around Google's health and fitness efforts

Apple is running laps around Google's health and fitness efforts

As usual, Apple’s recent mega-event created quite a stir across the entire tech industry and beyond. One little-talked-about segment of the keynote looked at what Apple is doing with its subscription-based fitness service that builds upon and supplements its blockbusting timepiece. Many of the new Fitness+ features that Apple demonstrated on stage truly show the power of deep integration across platforms — and, at the same time, hold a mirror up to Google and its comparatively feeble efforts in the fitness space.

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A new Pixel foldable prototype is reportedly codenamed 'Jumbojack'

A new Pixel foldable prototype is reportedly codenamed 'Jumbojack'

We've been hearing that Google is working on a folding phone for over two years now, and we're starting to see some evidence that it might just make it to a real device. Earlier today a leak indicated that an upcoming "bump" version of Android has code made specifically for foldables. Just a few hours later there's leaked news of a codename for a new Pixel device: "Jumbojack." That's different from the previously-leaked Google foldable, "Passport."

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Drool over these hi-res ad shots of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro

Drool over these hi-res ad shots of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro

David Urbanke, The photographer behind Google's current ad campaign for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, just published eight high-res photos of the two devices in several fun colors to his portfolio, as well as higher resolution shots of the ads that are currently on billboards in places like New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

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Roku's latest 4K streaming stick can handle HDR10+ and Dolby Vision for only $50

Roku's latest 4K streaming stick can handle HDR10+ and Dolby Vision for only $50

Roku is a huge player in the smart TV ecosystem in the United States, selling some very popular smart TV sticks and players that allow users to access their favorite streaming services and platforms, both on-demand and live, at any time, on any TV. Roku has also managed to stand solid against companies like Amazon and Google making competing products of their own. Today Roku is introducing a new device to the market, the Streaming Stick 4K, while updating another.

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Google's Pixel 6 might play interpreter on your next vacation

Google's Pixel 6 might play interpreter on your next vacation

One of the rumored features the upcoming Pixel 6 and 6 Pro would have was improved translation performance. At the time, we didn't actually know it would be a heavily marketed feature; The Verge was merely shown a demo that showed a French to English translation via Live Captions. But according to the folks at XDA Developers, there's more to it than that, and we can anticipate a new branded Live Translate feature to debut with the phone, building on the existing translation systems and features in the Google Translate app, Lens, and Assistant, but with deeper integrations.

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Chrome might be borrowing yet another feature from Microsoft Edge

Chrome might be borrowing yet another feature from Microsoft Edge

Have you ever browsed around a site and wondered, "what's the deal with this place?" According to a couple of tweaks to Chrome Canary, it looks like the browser will soon be able to answer that question with a quick click. It's a feature that was spotted in canary builds of Microsoft Edge recently, also based on the Chromium project.

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Google Meet can now correct the crappy lighting in your home office

Google Meet can now correct the crappy lighting in your home office

Google is going to great lengths to ensure you look your best in video calls. After adding a low-light mode to Meet last year, the company is rolling out a new feature that better illuminates your video when there's too much light behind you, messing with camera exposure.

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Grab Amazon's Echo Show 8 at its best price ever, for one day only

Grab Amazon's Echo Show 8 at its best price ever, for one day only

Amazon appears to be closing out stock of its first-gen Echo Show 8 smart display and has tapped its partner retailers on their shoulders to do the same. That means you can grab it almost anywhere at its best price ever.

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