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[Deal Alert] Nest Thermostat E down to just $109.99 ($59 off) at Woot

Nest has all but taken over the smart thermostat market, and it introduced the Thermostat E late last year as a budget-oriented alternative to its standard Learning Thermostat. At its regular price of $169, the Thermostat E was already a great buy, but Woot is now offering brand-new units for an incredible $109.99.

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Chrome now consistently selects the entire URL when you long press on it

Chrome has at least 5 different ways for you to copy the URL of a page you are visiting. One of the most evident, though, has always been very inconsistent: long press. For a long time, tapping and holding on the address bar would sometimes select the entire URL and sometimes just randomly select part of the URL where you tapped. However, that is no longer the case.

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Sprint HTC 10 RUU file for the Android 8.0 Oreo update is live

Back in February, HTC claimed that it had released the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the HTC 10 Sprint, but when we checked, no one had received it yet. It wasn't until a couple of weeks later that users started getting it, but if for some reason your device didn't get the OTA, you can now finally install it manually.

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27 temporarily free and 24 on-sale apps for Wednesday

Tax Day (U.S.) has passed, so let's celebrate with some app sales. Today's list is a bit smaller than Monday's, but it has some entries worthwhile. Peruse at your leisure and I'll see you all for one more round on Friday.

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[Deal Alert] Pick up a UE Megablast speaker for $207 ($93 off), with charging dock for $247 (also $93 off)

Right now on Amazon, you can get a great deal on an Ultimate Ears Megablast WiFi and Bluetooth speaker. On its own, the Megablast costs just $207, which is $93 less than the MSRP of $299. That's a significant saving, and it applies if you add the charging dock too. With it, the price is $247, adding $40 for the extra convenience.

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Google is working on ‘AltOS’ mode for Pixelbook that could allow it to run Windows

Google’s flagship Pixelbook is one of the finest laptops money can buy, but it’s not an option for those who still don’t consider Chrome OS to be a real operating system. That may soon change thanks to an “AltOS” mode that could allow Pixelbook users to run Windows instead.

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[Deal Alert] Get a Jackery SuperCharge 20000 power bank for $44.99 ($35 off) with Amazon coupon code

Power banks—especially big honkin' ones that can keep a laptop alive—can be pricey. Already down from its historical price of $79.99 to $59.99 on Amazon, the Jackery SuperCharge 20000 is a 19200 mAh pack that has both USB-A and USB-C ports to power all your thirsty devices, and the pot is even sweeter with the addition of a $15 off coupon, making for a total of $35 off.

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Google expands Funding Choices to 31 more countries to help publishers offset lost ad revenue

It's an unfortunate fact, but none of your favorite websites — Android Police included — would be able to exist without ad revenue. Nobody likes to be bombarded with ads when they browse the web, which is why most of us use ad blockers. This is great for end users but potentially catastrophic for publishers, and that's why Google's Funding Choices exists.

Even if you aren't aware of it by name, you'll likely have come across it before. When you arrive on a site and a message pops up asking you if you're using an adblocker, that's likely Funding Choices at work.

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Facebook is making global privacy changes based on EU data legislation

Facebook announced yesterday that it's going to be making policy changes for users around the world based on the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Although GDPR doesn't take effect until May 25, Facebook says it's rolling out the changes in Europe this week, with other regions following later.

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Android P will remember individual volume levels for each Bluetooth device you connect

You pick up your phone, connect your Bluetooth speaker, blast the volume to maximum and start dancing around the house like no one is watching. A couple of hours later, you're headed out to walk the dog so you grab your Bluetooth earbuds, connect them to your phone and the music explodes in your ears at the same high level. This should not be the case. Every accessory you connect should retain its own volume setting so that you don't get deaf when you first connect a headphone or speaker. Until now, Android hasn't done this right but it looks like P will finally fix it for us.

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