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Justin Uberti steps down as head of Google Duo, now works as leading engineer for Stadia

Justin Uberti is best known as the head of Google Duo, a role he took on after helping to develop the underlying technology that powers Duo and other web-based video products — WebRTC. After years of steering the development of Duo, Uberti has taken on a new role in Google's game streaming service.

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ASUS Chromebook Flip C434 at its best price of $400 ($119 off) right now

A good Chromebook doesn't often come by like this one: the ASUS Chromebook Flip C434 might have an unwieldy name, but it has plenty of trimmings to serve as a fairly good computing option for any number of people on your holiday gift list this season. Best of all right now, you can grab one for just $400.

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Google Stadia now has a web-based store for purchasing games

Google's Stadia game streaming platform is off to a rough start, with quite a few features missing at the moment, but the company is slowly fixing that. One problem is that the only way to browse and purchase games was through the Stadia mobile app — but not anymore.

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(Update: 9 more) Here are 311 apps and games available on Google Play Pass right now

People have been wondering about the full roster of launch titles featured in Google Play Pass — supposedly, we've got over 350 of them to go through. Here's the thing: Google doesn't make it easy to suss out all of the apps participating in the program, whether through the Play Store or external documentation on associated Google sites. Great. Well, guess what? We're gonna give it a try and list as many apps on Play Pass as possible.

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YouTube Music finally gets gapless playback through server-side rollout (Update: Wider availability)

If you regularly use YouTube Music to experience songs, either through just the audio or with the accompanying music video, you might have lamented on its inability to properly playback songs with seamless transitions. That sucks if you're trying to sink into a full, continuous LP like Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon." But some users are now reporting that the app is starting to do so in what appears to be a server-side feature rollout.

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The Nokia 2.3 would've been a good 2020 burner phone if it weren't for microUSB

HMD Global is keeping up the pace on releasing new Nokia-branded Android smartphones (and TVs!) with yearly refreshes on its varied series ranging from the premium side to the penny-pinchers. For the most part, the new Nokia 2.3 brings progress for its most basic line of offerings, but as we're headed to 2020, there's one big thing about this phone that doesn't scream "future-proof": the microUSB connector.

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Nest Hubs let you easily hide, star, and share slideshow photos

Google's smart speakers and displays are brimming with features, some of which unknown. Many of you likely never noticed that they can ask their smart displays to star, share, or hide a pic when it comes up, but that feature has been available for a year. Google is now making it more visible by bringing the icons to the screen.

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Darksiders Genesis hacks and slashes its way onto Stadia, now available for $40

Google revealed today that Darksiders Genesis is the latest game to arrive on the Stadia game streaming platform, and you can pick it up today for $39.99. This is a hack and slash game where you'll explore the dark events that laid the foundation for the first game in the series, which makes this release a prequel. Not only does the Stadia release of Darksiders Genesis align with the release on PC, but this is also the first title in the franchise that includes 2-player co-op. You can also play solo if you wish, but clearly, it will be more fun battling hordes of demons and angels with your friends.

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Google Search prepares for better package tracking integration

When your job relies on the timely delivery of packages at a regular interval, keeping track of all the incoming and outgoing mail can be a bit of a challenge. Back in the day, Google Now made it pretty easy, but Google killed that as it did so many other useful tools. Today the company has announced a new "Package Tracking Early Access Program" that promises better package tracking integration for more parcel delivery companies via Search itself. If it seems familiar, that's probably because some of us have had identical USPS integration for some months now.

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Get this Google Nest Hub and Nest Mini bundle ($79) for less than the price of a Hub itself

If you've been waiting for the perfect time to outfit your home with a smart hub and smart speaker, you may not find a better deal than this one. Right now, you can pick up a brand new Google Nest Hub and a Google Nest Mini for just $79 ($99 off), or the price of the discounted Hub all by itself.

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