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Google Contacts 3.5.7 improves dark mode settings [APK Download]

It's been a few months since Google Contacts added a dark mode, saving poor eyes and OLED panels in one fell swoop from the evils of an all-white interface. With the latest version of Contacts, the dark mode settings have been changed a little, introducing a forced light and dark mode, as well as one that follows the system default.

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[Update: Norwegian added] Google Assistant is now your multilingual interpreter

During CES last month, Google announced its Home speakers and smart displays with Assistant would be capable of becoming virtual interpreters and translate live conversations between people speaking in different languages. The feature seems to be rolling out to the masses as an official support page has been set up, and several devices are now capable of translating discussions.

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[Update: Available nationwide] T-Mobile launches its own banking service, MONEY, so you can just give your carrier all of it

Not satisfied with receiving monthly sums for telecom services, T-Mobile wants to handle your money full-time. The wireless operator has quietly trial launched a banking service (if that sounds familiar, you have a sharp memory) that is currently rolling out on a limited basis. This time around, the service is called T-Mobile MONEY and it promises no account fees, no maintenance fees, no minimum balances, and a 1 percent annual percentage yield (in other words, the rate of return) on all balances, plus more for qualifying T-Mobile customers. 

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[Update: Samsung responds] Galaxy Fold review units are failing left and right with disastrous display issues

Four Samsung Galaxy Fold review units in the hands of major US tech journalists all experienced device-breaking display failures today. Steve Kovach of CNBC, Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, and Dieter Bohn of The Verge have reported major failures of their phones' display panels, just two days after receiving them. To say this is a disaster for Samsung is probably underselling it. Well-known YouTuber MKBHD claims to be having similar problems, but hasn't posted any images (update: he has, see below). Bohn and Kovach claim their displays failed without removing the panel's protective film (Samsung says not to take it off), but both Gurman and Brownlee did remove it and hypothesized that it led or contributed to the failures.

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YouTube Premium users getting $2 in free, monthly Super Chat credit

YouTube Premium subscribers have started receiving $2 in free Super Chat credits to support their favorite creator during a livestream. The company has confirmed that it is beta testing monthly Super Chat gifts.

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FCC chairman takes official stand against China Mobile starting up in U.S.

FCC chairman Ajit Pai has announced that he will deny an application from the world's largest mobile carrier to operate in the United States. China Mobile's request to provide cellular service from within the United States will be voted upon in the commission's next open meeting on May 9.

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[Update: Teaser video] New OnePlus 7 renders reveal version with waterdrop notch and no pop-up camera

Previous OnePlus 7 information has all pointed to an almost bezel-free phone with no notch and a mechanical, slide out front-facing camera but we've heard rumors that OnePlus could be launching more than one distinct handset. Leaked OnePlus 7 Pro branding strongly suggests this, and that came with a possible May 14 launch date too.

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Android Studio 3.4 now available with new Resource Manager, Android Q emulator images, and more

Android Studio is the official development environment for creating Android applications. Version 3.3 was released at the start of this year, and now version 3.4 has arrived in the stable channel, with a few minor improvements for developers to enjoy.

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[Update: On sale again for $75] Get a Google Home Hub for just $76 ($73 off) today from Rakuten

The Google Home Hub has dropped in price steadily over the past few months, but discounts are usually short-lived. Now you can get Google's smart display for just $76, thanks to Rakuten's site-wide sale. That's $73 lower than the original price, and one of the best sales we've seen yet.

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[Update: Out now] Metal Slug Infinity is a new idle RPG from ekkorr, and it's available for pre-registration

SNK has licensed the Metal Slug brand to a mobile development company known as ekkorr, and ekkorr has found some success on the Play Store with its idle RPG Endless Frontier Saga 2. So it's not surprising to see that the upcoming release of Metal Slug Infinity isn't a continuation of the classic run and gun series, but instead is an idle game taking advantage of nostalgia-inspiring Metal Slug assets, and it's available on the Play Store for pre-registration.

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