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Files by Google may soon be able to save you from losing accidentally deleted files

Files by Google may soon be able to save you from losing accidentally deleted files

The imaginatively named Files by Google app has come a long way since its debut as Files Go in 2017. Google has steadily added additional features and functionality, and the app became the default file manager in Android 11 earlier this year. Now it's primed to pick up another new feature — one that will save you from losing important files if you accidentally hit the delete button.

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Samsung smartwatches start at just $146 during Woot's DOTD (up to $164 off)

Samsung smartwatches start at just $146 during Woot's DOTD (up to $164 off)

Samsung makes some pretty stellar smartwatches, and today only, Woot is offering some serious savings on three of them. The Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active2, and Gear Sport watches start at just $145.99 with discounts up to 48% off, making this the perfect time to do some holiday shopping.

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Hulu officially launches Watch Party feature that lets you stream with up to 7 other people

Hulu officially launches Watch Party feature that lets you stream with up to 7 other people

Watching movies together is one of the best parts of the holidays, but this simple activity could prove much more difficult this season thanks to COVID-19. Thankfully, more streaming services are starting to adapt to the evolving needs of their subscribers. Hulu is the latest to do so with the official launch of Watch Party today, letting you watch your favorite holiday classics along with your friends and family.

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Warner Bros. will release new movies simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max

Warner Bros. will release new movies simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has led to many public venues closing or operating at reduced capacity, including movie theaters. Some studios have experimented with releasing films on streaming services instead of theatrical releases, occasionally causing fights with theater companies, and now Warner Bros. has announced all of its 2021 films will be released on HBO Max at the same time as they debut in theaters.

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A new Stadia-exclusive title is being created by SteamWorld developer Thunderful Games

A new Stadia-exclusive title is being created by SteamWorld developer Thunderful Games

Google has been steadily adding more games to Stadia over the past year. Today, the cloud gaming service announced more titles and content coming to the platform, including Valkyria Chronicles 4 and Submerged: Hidden Depths. Plus, Google is teaming up with Thunderful Games to create a new title that will only be playable on Stadia.

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Nest cameras are streaming video in potato quality on mobile data

Nest cameras are streaming video in potato quality on mobile data

If you have a Nest camera and are trying to livestream its feed or video events while on a mobile data connection, odds are you're squinting at your screen and wondering why the heck everything looks so pixelated right now. The issue has been introduced with version 5.59 of the Nest app and doesn't seem to be related to any specific camera, phone, or mobile operator. Reverting to an older Nest app version fixes the problem.

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Google letting News Showcase readers break through paywall at partner publishers

Google letting News Showcase readers break through paywall at partner publishers

In a bid to support the news publishing industry that's seemingly in constant financial crisis, Google has stepped up its commitment to the new News Showcase carousels with new placements and incentives to get readers engaged, including a way to swerve around paywalls.

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All the free games included with Stadia Pro

All the free games included with Stadia Pro

Stadia's $10-a-month premium subscription, Stadia Pro, includes access to an ever-expanding catalog of games at no additional cost. The selection of redeemable games varies — Google adds a few each month, and sometimes removes some. Here, for your convenience, we've compiled a handy list of all the games you can claim right now.

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ZTE Axon 20 5G and its under-display camera set to go global December 21

ZTE Axon 20 5G and its under-display camera set to go global December 21

Although we've seen plenty of concepts and prototypes over the last year or so, ZTE is now technically "first" to reveal a phone with an under-display camera. That's right, the Axon 20 5G has no notch, no camera cutout, and almost no bezel. The front-facing camera can work right through the screen.

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This Spotify artist is your Google Assistant's worst nightmare

This Spotify artist is your Google Assistant's worst nightmare

One enterprising Danish independent Spotify artist has recently released an album titled "Ok Google Play Music," filled with similarly titled tracks targeting Google Assistant music queries like "Hey Google Play Workout Music" and "Hey Google Play Study Music." In all cases, from Christmas to cooking music, the songs are lo-fi ambient handpan and steel tongue drum — at times, paired with soothing water sounds. You can't make this up.

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