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Photos of Nest Mini leak ahead of announcement, basically just a Home Mini with a hole in the bottom

Images of Google's upcoming Nest Mini, successor to the earlier Home Mini, have just leaked courtesy of the folks at WinFuture. Based on these images, you'd be forgiven for confusing the new speaker with the older model, since it basically looks the same, excluding a hole on the bottom for mounting it more easily on a wall.

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[Update: Fabric cases] Here are some more Pixel 4 leaks ahead of tomorrow's Google hardware event

We're just one day away from Google's big hardware event, but the company's leaky ship has ensured pretty much every detail about the Pixel 4 and 4 XL is common knowledge by this point. Further images, videos, and possible pricing trickled out over the weekend, so we may as well round them up even if there's not an awful lot of new information.

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[Update: Listing removed] Pixel 4 pre-orders go live early at Best Buy Canada

When Best Buy is your retail partner, it becomes immensely hard to keep your unannounced devices under wraps — this is particularly true for Google’s hardware. In separate instances, the retailer stocked Pixel 3a XL and Chromecast 3 units long before their respective announcements. This time, the Pixel 4 and 4 XL, due for launch this Tuesday, fell victim of a similar practice at the hands of Best Buy Canada, who posted and then took down a pre-order page for the two Google phones.

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Pixel 4s activated on the Three network in the UK will come with a free HP Chromebook 14

The extensively leaked Pixel 4 is only days away from its official unveiling in New York, and it's already receiving purchase incentives from at least one retailer. According to marketing materials spotted by a Redditor in Nottingham, UK, the British telecommunications company Three will be offering its customers a new Chromebook with the activation of a Pixel 4.

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You can finally change the Wi-Fi network on the Nest Protect without removing and re-adding it

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Google is giving some Assistant and YouTube Premium users free Home Minis

Google has been known to give away free Home Minis from time to time, and as we approach the release of a new model, it's not slowing down. Users of YouTube Premium and the Google Assistant are reporting that Google is offering them free Home Minis just for using Google services.

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Google Tasks v1.7 adds dark mode and homescreen widget [APK Download]

Google Tasks has taken several steps forward since its launch in April of last year. Many of the features that were then missing, like recurring tasks and timed reminders, app shortcuts, proper Gmail integration, sharing to the app, and more, have been implemented. The service now has the barebones necessities of a to-do manager and is continuing to improve. With the latest update, it has added two homescreen widgets and a dark theme.

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Google's Pixelbook Go leaks in full with hands-on video

The Pixelbook Go has already been victim to a pretty comprehensive leak, but our friends over at 9to5Google have just gotten a full hands-on with a prototype of Google's upcoming Chromebook. Price aside, pretty much every detail has now been leaked, meaning that the October 15th event probably won't be all that interesting.

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Chrome is about to make the web much better for blind people

Google's machine learning wizardry is capable of more than just AR emoji. As proven by features like Live Relay, computational recognition of sound and images can lead to incredible quality-of-life improvements for people hard of hearing or sight. Google's newest trick? Chrome will soon add captions to every image on the web.

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All Google Stadia launch titles available in 4K with streams locked at 60fps

Google's cloud gaming platform, Stadia, will be able to deliver up to 4K HDR content at 60fps. But will all of those games — some of them having come out long ago — be able to put up as much as the servers are willing to put out? Will they be 4K60, too? The short answer is yes.

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