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[Update: Images pulled from FCC] Images of a Google-branded Android TV dongle appear at the FCC - but they look sketchy

What you're looking at above is a photo from an FCC certification for a "4K ATV Stick" manufactured by "Shenzhen SEI Robotics Co." There are a boatload of photos of this apparently Android TV-powered device in the FCC listing, including a very poorly-written manual with sentences like "Set up your TV with Android phone or tablet if you have." And there's a big, fat Google "G" logo plastered on the front.

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Here are 27 temporarily free and 21 on-sale apps for Wednesday

Welcome to Wednesday, the halfway point for the week. I'm back again with another round of app sales that is a bit more exciting than Monday's. Though shorter, you'll find a few goodies in bold.

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Gameloft's post-apocalyptic zombie MMORPG 'Dead Rivals' is officially available

Yesterday Gameloft announced that their latest free-to-play open-world MMORPG Dead Rivals would be officially releasing globally on April the 11th, and after checking the Play Store this morning, it would appear that they have held true to their word. You can grab the download right now, though you may want to wait a while before you sit down to play it as the servers are currently getting hammered.

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Unit conversions are currently broken on Google Assistant [Update]

The Google Assistant can control smart home devices, set calendar reminders, and play almost any piece of music in the world. It's also good at unit conversions, and that happens to be something I use quite often. Not right now, though. Unit conversions are broken on Assistant across all devices.

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15 tips and tricks for Chrome on Android (2018 edition)

Last year, we compiled a list of 15 tips and tricks to get the most out of Chrome on Android. The browser has plenty of hidden features, either tucked away behind flags or simply not pointed out by Google. Since that post was published, several of the features we highlighted have been removed (like the Chrome Home UI), and new ones have been added.

As such, we thought it was time for another Chrome tips and tricks post. So enjoy, and let us know in the comments if you know anything we didn't cover!

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Google Phone v19 beta switches to bottom navigation tabs, adds spam filtering, and more [APK Teardown]

Yesterday, Google opened the doors to a new beta channel for its Phone app. For those joining the beta releases, there's already a fresh update to v19 waiting for them to play with. There are a lot of changes coming through in this round, including some updates to the UI, an option to filter spam calls, and much more. If you want to get your hands on the latest version, but aren't quite ready to join the beta, grab the apk from the APK Mirror link below.

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Qualcomm announces Vision Intelligence Platform, new chips built for IoT

In a press release this morning, Qualcomm announced a new platform "purpose-built for IoT devices" and a couple of new system-on-chips to go along with it. The company is calling the new program the Vision Intelligence Platform, and its new chips will be used in devices like robots and smart cameras.

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HMD begins Oreo rollout for Nokia 3, also releases kernel source code for Nokia 1 and 6

HMD Global has a stellar track record of releasing timely Android firmware updates and its good form continues today. Nokia 3 owners can expect Android 8.0 Oreo to start rolling out to their devices shortly. At the same time, a new page has appeared on the Nokia website providing kernel source code for the Nokia 1 and 6.

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Fantasy board game Talisman, normally $4.49, is free this week

Hankering for a fantasy-themed mobile game but strapped for cash? You're in luck: Talisman by Asmodee Digital is free on the Play Store for the next seven days. The game normally runs $4.49.

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FTC reminds phone makers they can't void warranties over repairs made using unauthorized parts

The Federal Trade Commission released a statement today saying it's sent warning letters to several major companies in the US reminding them that it's illegal to stipulate warranty coverage is dependent on using prescribed parts and service providers for repairs. In addition to manufacturers of "cellular devices," warnings were also sent to companies that sell cars and video game hardware.

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