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Facebook announces tool to export pics directly to Google Photos

Facebook has a lot of personal data about a few billion people, and that may includes years worth of uploaded photos. Facebook's new-found focus on privacy and data portability has led it to release a new migration tool for photos. It will let you copy your personal images from Facebook directly into Google Photos, no downloading required.

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Dbrand releases 'Teardown' skins based on JerryRigEverything's transparent back mods

You can get vinyl skins from dbrand that make your phone look like wood, metal, or just very bright vinyl. Now, you can also get skins that make them look transparent thanks to a partnership with YouTuber Zack Nelson. You probably know him best as the disembodied voice behind the JerryRigEverything durability test videos. The skins are only available for a limited time, and there apparently are "dozens" of easter eggs.

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UK Cyber Monday 2019 roundup: The best deals on phones, wearables, smart home devices, and more

Black Friday is out of the way, but that doesn't mean the deals have all ended. It's a time-honored tradition for retailers to milk these commercial holidays for all they're worth, and so today is Cyber Monday.

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Get a Google Chromecast, Home Mini, and $10 Vudu credit for just $35 ($40 off)

A Chromecast is an excellent way to make your TV smarter, but you can achieve ultimate comfort by controlling it using your voice. The best option to do so is to use Google Assistant, ideally through a smart speaker like the Home Mini. When bought separately, these devices cost about $75, but thanks to a Black Friday deal on Google's Smart TV Kit, you can snatch both devices for just $35 and get $10 of Vudu credit for free.

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How to factory reset your Google Home, Nest Mini, Nest Hub, or other Google Assistant speaker

Smart speakers and smart displays are still relatively-new types of devices, and since many of them don't have a screen, it's not always obvious how to do certain tasks. That includes performing a factory reset, which involves different steps on Google's smart speakers/displays and third-party Assistant devices.

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Google Pixel 4 / Pixel 4 XL case roundup: Reviews of the best (and worst) cases out there

Times have changed since the era of the $349 Nexus 5 and $499 Nexus 6P; instead, practically every flagship smartphone nowadays, Google's included, costs at least $800. The $800 Pixel 4 and the $900 Pixel 4 XL feel pretty great in the hand caseless, but if you don't want to risk damaging your shiny new gadget, a case is a must. A screen protector would be good to have, too.

This roundup will feature a wide variety of cases (and some screen protectors). Each review will contain the pros and cons, a few paragraphs on the experience, and a verdict. We will continually update the list as more cases come in.

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Two Google Home Max speakers for $339 means never having to hear your relatives (or anything else) ever again

The Google Home Max is kind of a ridiculous thing: it's huge, and even one can get plenty loud enough to incite a noise complaint. Even more ridiculous (and more likely to rile up your neighbors) is that the speakers are designed to work in pairs. If that sounds like something you'd be into, you're in luck: for Black Friday, retailer Tink is selling a two-pack for just $339, a full $259 under retail.

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Nest's Learning Thermostat is down to $140 for Costco members ($110 off)

Nest is the go-to brand when it comes to smart thermostats. Its products are reliable and look sleek, but they're not necessarily cheap. Thankfully, you'll be able to get one for just $140 if you're a Costco member, which is $110 less than the usual price.

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The Pixel 3 drops to just $350 at Rakuten

The Pixel 3 is now a year old, but it's still a capable phone with two more years of Googley updates. This device can be yours today for a mere $349.99 at Rakuten. You'll have to set up an account there to use the necessary coupon code, but it's worth it for the extra $77 discount.

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UK Black Friday 2019 roundup: The best deals on phones, wearables, smart home devices, and more

It's the most wonderful time of year for tech aficionados who've been waiting to buy some new gear. You've probably seen a lot of US-only discounts on the site over the past few days, so it's about time we took a look at some of the best Black Friday deals across the pond in the UK.

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