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Razer's new earbuds have active noise cancellation and low-latency Gaming Mode

Razer's new earbuds have active noise cancellation and low-latency Gaming Mode

Razer's first foray into fully-wireless earbuds came last year, with the release of the Hammerhead True Wireless. It was a decent first attempt, but there was plenty of room for improvement. Now Razer has released an upgraded model, taking design cues from Apple's AirPods Pro and adding must-have features like active noise cancellation.

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Quickly access Google Assistant's interpreter mode with a homescreen shortcut (APK Download)

Quickly access Google Assistant's interpreter mode with a homescreen shortcut (APK Download)

Last year, Google rolled out its interpreter mode to smartphones, helping users hold a conversation with someone who speaks another language. This has become a useful tool for those who travel frequently, but using "hey, Google" to activate it each time was a pain. Thankfully Google has remedied this by creating a shortcut app that adds this functionality to your app drawer and homescreen.

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Google Home app now includes shameless advertisements for Sling TV

Google Home app now includes shameless advertisements for Sling TV

Google is primarily an advertising company, so perhaps it's not too surprising that somewhat-intrusive ads are starting to creep into some of the company's services. From Google Assistant to the Discover Feed, the core Android experience feels as commercialized as ever, and now the Google Home app is next to receive unwanted advertisements.

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Samsung's latest Galaxy Watch3 is $300 ($100 off), plus extra 20% off for Amazon Prime card members

Samsung's latest Galaxy Watch3 is $300 ($100 off), plus extra 20% off for Amazon Prime card members

The Samsung Galaxy Watch3 offers a stylish design, polished software, and plenty of health tracking features. When we reviewed it earlier this year, we called it "the best smartwatch Samsung has made yet." And right now, the watch is discounted a full $100 off both the 41mm and 45mm models — and if you have an Amazon Prime Card, you can save even more.

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Google Play Music is now officially dead, dead, dead (Update: ... dead)

Google Play Music is now officially dead, dead, dead (Update: ... dead)

We've known for more than a year that Google Play Music's days were numbered. Its death had even been officially announced, but it's now really, really (really) real. Google sunset the GPM app on Android and the web at the end of October, providing the knock-out blow to what has been a rather short match — and now it looks like the funeral procession has finally finished its march.

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Mobvoi watch faces return to the Play Store following mysterious disappearance

Mobvoi watch faces return to the Play Store following mysterious disappearance

Mobvoi makes a lot of Wear OS smartwatches, and like any good watchmaker, it also produces a variety of watch faces that users can install to personalize their timepieces. Last month, however, on the eve of Halloween, all of the company's watch faces — and the developer account used to publish them — seem to have been purged from the Play Store entirely. Now it looks like most of them have returned to their rightful place on the Play Store's virtual shelves.

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Google Fiber's 2 gigabit service now available for some of the luckiest bastards in the country

Google Fiber's 2 gigabit service now available for some of the luckiest bastards in the country

Launched over a decade ago, Google Fiber’s reach is still limited to 19 cities across the United States. Though that coverage isn’t as impressive as the 1Gbps up and down speeds it promised back in the day, the company is at least making strides in the bandwidth department. It's now making the jump to 2Gbps speeds on a household line, matching what Comcast has been doing since way back in 2015. That extra throughput comes at a price, though, and not everyone is eligible for it just yet.

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You can now add custom RSS feeds to Google Podcasts

You can now add custom RSS feeds to Google Podcasts

When Google first released its own Podcasts app back in 2018, it was a pretty bare-bones affair. Since then, however, the company has continued to iterate and add improvements, and the app managed to surpass 50 million downloads this month. The latest update enables something that power users have been asking for since day one: the ability to add podcasts via custom RSS feeds.

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YouTube to gently suggest commenters not say vile crap

YouTube to gently suggest commenters not say vile crap

Perhaps the single most toxic and disgusting part of the internet is YouTube's comments sections, which are frequently filled with outright ignorant, vile, and reprehensible remarks. If the internet had a "worst of" section, YouTube comments would be it. Google has been making efforts to improve the quality of discussion on its platform (likely a fool's errand), and today the company announced its latest attempt to bring us better discourse: a reminder on Android to reconsider posting your comment if it appears to contain disrespectful content.

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Fossil Gen 5 smartwatches now ship with Facer app already installed

Fossil Gen 5 smartwatches now ship with Facer app already installed

Almost since the platform's inception, Facer has been one of the best third-party apps on Wear OS. It allows users to create and share watch faces with no programming knowledge, and now it will come installed by default on some of Fossil's smartwatches.

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