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Chrome 77 broke printing for Google Calendar, but there's a workaround

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Google's Project Jacquard is still alive, more smart clothing coming soon

Google first revealed Project Jacquard in 2015 as a platform for interactive clothing, and the first retail product using it — the Levi's Commuter Trucker Jacket — arrived in 2017. You could hover your hand over the jacket's arm to skip music, accept/dismiss calls, and so on. The jacket isn't sold anymore, but Google isn't giving up on its dream, as a new version of the Jacquard platform is ready for clothing companies to use.

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Get a Nest Hello doorbell cam for $164 ($65 off), watch Amazon manhandle your deliveries

Of all the places to put a security camera, the front door is one of the most practical and least invasive. Google's Nest makes a great option in the Hello, a connected doorbell with a camera built right in. You can get one for $164 right now on Rakuten, a whole $65 off MSRP.

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Sorry, HTPC owners: YouTube is killing its web-based TV interface

YouTube launched its 'Leanback' interface in 2010, originally designed as an automatic playback client for when you didn't want to search and navigate through videos yourself. It later turned into a full-fledged web application for control with a remote, intended for use with smart TVs and other similar devices. Unfortunately, the Leanback web app is about to join the Google Graveyard.

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[Update: Shopping app arrives] Google Express is now Google Shopping, Feed and YouTube integration coming soon

Earlier this month, a report from The Information claimed Google was preparing to overhaul its shopping services — including Google Express. Now the company has officially announced the merging of Shopping Search and Express into the new Google Shopping.

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Google One subscribers receiving automatic Android backup with broad content support

Google One subscribers can enjoy an extra Android backup panel coming to their cloud storage's management app starting this week. On top of built-in Android backup, handling texts, contacts, and app data, they will also be able to automatically upload multimedia messages (MMS) and original-quality photos and videos — though the latter has been available long before the "Google One" branding saw the light of day.

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Pixel 4 camera app leaks ahead of launch

Not a single day has passed this week without a Pixel 4 leak, and today is no different. This time we don't have more information on the phone itself for you. Instead, a new version of the Google Camera app purported to come from the Pixel 4 has leaked, giving us a glimpse at a retouched interface.

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Clear gigabytes of cached Chrome storage you probably forgot existed

If you're like me using an Android device, you probably browse the web with Chrome because it exists in plain sight and does the job you want it to do (and if you're not me, we've got an article for you). What it doesn't do a good job of, though, is telling you just how much stuff the sites you visit are caching into your phone — which will be particularly stressful for those surviving on 32GB, 16GB, or even 8GB disks. Fortunately, you can do something about it.

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ARCore works on ’save button’ for location-based AR artworks and improves cross-device interactions

While ARCore's user-facing Android app has been renamed to Play Services for AR, the underlying SDK still carries its old name and is alive and well – unlike Google's VR efforts. Further proving the company's commitment, Google has announced updates to its Augmented Faces and Cloud Anchors APIs just a couple of weeks after the service's two-year anniversary.

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'Automatic Dark Theme' lets you schedule dark and light mode on Android 10

Google offers a system-wide, easily accessible dark theme in Android 10 and more and more apps are receiving updates to support it. However, there is no native schedule option to switch between light and dark mode automatically. Due to Android's open nature, though, one developer was quick to introduce an app called Automatic Dark Theme that allows you to retrofit this functionality. You just have to connect your phone to your computer and run an ADB command before you can start using it.

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