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Netflix is experimenting with a random episode option

Sometimes, when you come home from work or a day out, you just want to plop down on the couch and turn on the TV. If you're in the middle of a series or YouTube happens to recommend something decent, you're fine. Other times, however, selecting a show to watch is a pain. Luckily, Netflix appears to be working on a solution for that.

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Swoot is a podcast app from the makers of HipChat to hear what all your friends are listening to

Two co-founders of HipChat — the team chat app sold to Atlassian, then bought and shut down by Slack — have launched a new podcast app called Swoot, designed to encourage the discovery of new shows and hot episodes from friend to friend. Their goals are to enable podcasts from smaller producers to go viral and achieve monetization opportunities that have yet to reach them.

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[Update x2: More changes] After a week with Android Q Beta 1, here are all the little changes we've noticed

There are quite a few new features (and some removed functionality) present in the first beta of Android Q — we've documented around 50 major changes already. There are also plenty of smaller tweaks that don't warrant separate coverage, so we're going over them here. Without further ado, here all of the smaller changes in Android Q Beta 1.

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Grab a 200GB SanDisk microSD card at a new low of just $25

Flash storage prices are a constant race to the bottom, but I still find myself amazed at some deals, like today's sale on the 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSD card. At a price of just $25, or 12.50¢/GB, this marks a new low for the SanDisk Ultra lineup, with all the other cards in this category being priced between 15 and 20¢/GB.

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Google Sheets introduces enhanced formatting tools, inches closer to Excel parity

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Dead Zebra cooks up new limited-edition French chef Android mini

No self-respecting Android fan's workspace is complete without a Bugdroid mini or two (or three, or eleven), so we're always on the lookout to grow our collection with the latest collectible from Andrew Bell's Dead Zebra. Today Bell revealed the next mini to join the DZ lineup, announcing the limited-edition French chef.

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[Bonus Round] Evil Dead: Extended Nightmare, Ailment, Doors & Rooms: Escape games, Fireballz: Lava Labyrinth, PGA TOUR Golf Shootout, and Block Shooter!

Welcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn't get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can't wait for our weekly roundups, and don't want to wade through a whole day's worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we've got a premium Evil Dead runner, a pixel-art roguelike shooter, a pleasant escape the room game, a new puzzler from Infinity Games, a PGA-branded slingshot mechanic golf game, and a shooter that mixed the classic SHMUP gameplay with a brick breaker. Without further ado:

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Gboard updated with 63 new languages, including IPA (not the beer)

Gboard already supports hundreds of languages and dialects, but that's not stopping the team behind it from adopting more. Since announcing that the app had more 500 inputs back in December, developers have added at least 100 more. And now, we know of another 63 that have just been codified into Google's official rolls, bringing the total to 748.

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Limited ad-supported YouTube Music now free on Google Home

The Google Home and other Assistant-powered smart speakers already work with several major streaming services, including Google Play Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, Pandora, and Deezer. Unlike Play Music, Spotify, and Pandora, YouTube didn't work at all if you didn't have a premium subscription until now.

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Anker's gigantic Powerhouse 200 portable battery is 15% off right now

The Anker Powerhouse 200 is an absolute unit. It's a 200Wh battery (57600mAh) that stretches the definition of "portable," and now you can get it for $50 off from Amazon. That brings the total price down to $299.99.

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