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Google Duo finally starts rolling out screen sharing — here's how it works

Google Duo finally starts rolling out screen sharing — here's how it works

After years in the making (and breaking), Google confirmed earlier this month (then deleted the tweet) that screen sharing would soon be available to its Duo video calling service. The feature didn't go live immediately, but is now finally making its way to users. The server-side switch gods have deemed my husband's OnePlus 7 Pro worthy of getting it, but my Pixel 4 XL with Android 11 isn't cool enough (no, I'm not bitter). But all you need is for it to be live on one device to do the sharing, so we took it for a spin. Prepare for infinite Ritas — you've been warned.

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Amazon Prime Day 2020 to take place October 13-14

Amazon Prime Day 2020 to take place October 13-14

Amazon has announced the dates for this year's Prime Day event — it'll kick off on Tuesday, October 13 at midnight and run until the end of Wednesday, October 14. The annual shopping extravaganza is Amazon's way of stealing Black Friday's thunder, and the prices are often even better, so the organized among you can get you Christmas shopping done by mid-October.

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Google Maps is getting a dedicated car mode UI

Google Maps is getting a dedicated car mode UI

Google already has an in-car navigation UI in the form of Android Auto, as well as a future replacement in the form of the Assistant Driving Mode, but it seems to be implementing a very similar concept in Google Maps. We've seen music playback controls show up in Maps navigation before, but never the Android Auto-style buttons and home screen.

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Enjoy true-wireless comfort with Samsung's Galaxy Buds+ at just $90 ($60 off)

Enjoy true-wireless comfort with Samsung's Galaxy Buds+ at just $90 ($60 off)

If you're tired of having your earphone cable getting tangled up in your pocket, you should consider true wireless buds. There are plenty of options on the market, but Samsung's Galaxy Buds+ are one of the best-sounding ones. They're currently down to just $90, which is $60 less than their traditional retail price.

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Google Pixel 5: Pricing, specs, release date, images, and everything else we know

Google Pixel 5: Pricing, specs, release date, images, and everything else we know

Google's Launch Night In is almost upon us, where we expect news of the Pixel 5 to be finally unleashed upon the world. Following-up on the smash-hit Pixel 4a, Google's latest "flagship" already has plenty of critics. Whether you like the picture painted by the last few months of leaks or not, our image of the upcoming phone is virtually complete.

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Google Messages is working on a way to automatically delete one-time passwords after 24 hours

Google Messages is working on a way to automatically delete one-time passwords after 24 hours

Whether you're making an online purchase or simply trying to log into your account, you're most likely going to be asked to enter a one-time code sent to your mobile number via SMS. Since these messages are useless a few minutes after being received, they create unnecessary clutter in your texts, unless you manually bother to tidy up and delete them. Thankfully, Google has a solution for you with its Messages app, as it's working on a way to automatically scrap these texts for you.

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Weekend poll: Will you tune in to Google's Pixel 5 event this week?

Weekend poll: Will you tune in to Google's Pixel 5 event this week?

It's just about Pixel season, and Google's hotly-anticipated Launch Night In event is almost upon us. This upcoming Wednesday at 11AM PT (2PM ET), the company plans to tell us all about its upcoming products, expected to include the Chromecast with Google TV, the Nest Audio, and the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5. So, will you be tuning in?

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Top 4 VPNs for Android phones and tablets compared (Sponsored)

Top 4 VPNs for Android phones and tablets compared (Sponsored)

The market is flooded with so many different VPNs, it's tough to know which ones are actually worth the time and investment. Especially when it comes to protecting your data online, you should be confident that your VPN is both safe and reliable. To help you decide which one's best for you, we've rounded up the top 4 VPNs that work great on Android phones and tablets.

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Jaybird Tarah wireless headphones can be yours for just $30 from Best Buy ($70 off)

Jaybird Tarah wireless headphones can be yours for just $30 from Best Buy ($70 off)

Wireless headphones are becoming a necessity these days with more and more devices removing their headphone jacks. Jaybird has some solid options, but they're usually pretty expensive. The Tarah is one of its lower-priced offerings, and now they're even cheaper thanks to a substantial discount from Best Buy.

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16 new Android games from the week of September 21, 2020

16 new Android games from the week of September 21, 2020

Welcome to the roundup of the new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today I have a fantastic digital adaptation of the Root board game, the official release for the match-3 title Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, and a delightful arcade game collection that offers tons of polish. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the week of September 21st, 2020.

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