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Report: Amazon's working on a Stadia competitor, but it might be delayed due to coronavirus

The New York Times reports that Amazon will follow in Stadia's footsteps with its own cloud gaming service, currently code-named Project Tempo. Details are sparse, but Amazon's general plans were confirmed just earlier today, with the service expected to launch this year — though coronavirus could push it back.

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LineageOS 16 drops support for Galaxy S5 Neo, Wileyfox Storm, and other devices

The LineageOS 17.1 custom ROM, based on Android 10, is finally here. However, until all the devices supported by the custom ROM get updated (or fall out of support through other means), the 16.0 branch based on Android 9 Pie will stick around. Since the last time we covered LineageOS 16, a handful of phones have been dropped.

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Moto G8 Power Lite launches with Android 9 Pie, MicroUSB, and 720p screen

Motorola's product strategy for the past few years has been to release a phone at every price point imaginable. The Moto G8 was announced last month, while the G Power and G Stylus just went up for pre-order, and now another G8 model is here: the Power Lite.

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Google Arts & Culture app turns selfies into AI-powered works of art inspired by famous paintings

Google's Arts & Culture app is a good way to productively while away some time, loaded with interesting articles about art and all sorts of things. It's also where those fun "art doppelganger" comparisons came from a few years back, and now it's picking up another fun camera feature. A new AI-powered Art Transfer mode lets you apply filters generated from specific famous works of art to your own photos —with extra tools like masking for even more creative uses.

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Sony’s latest true wireless earbuds and noise-canceling over-ear headphones start at $130

The influx of budget Bluetooth headphones once audio jacks started disappearing from smartphones has inspired brands like Sony to focus more on the more affordable segment while its premium WH-1000XM3 continues to enjoy critical success and win followers. While we wait for the them to get their successor sometime this year, Sony has dropped a couple of new options—one truly wireless and one over-ear—in the mid-tier price bracket.

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Upcoming OnePlus 8 Series gets highest ever DisplayMate A+ rating

When any new smartphone launches, DisplayMate can be trusted to delve deep into the screen technology and perform a variety of tests to deduce its quality. Although the OnePlus 8 Series isn't being announced for another two weeks, the company's usual onslaught of pre-announcement hype is in full swing by now, which means drip-feeding us tidbits of information about the unreleased products. Today's morsel is that DisplayMate has awarded the phones an A+ rating with the highest score ever.

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Google UK Easter deals: Save big on Pixel, Google Nest, and Chromecast

It's prudent to buy Google products at certain times of the year since they are often discounted on special occasions. The next sale season is Easter, and Google UK has a range of deals to entice you. Not only can you get money off some of its newest products like Pixel 4 and Nest Mini, but a few older devices are also down in price.

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Asus Chromebook Flip C436 preorders start at $800, making it the most expensive Flip yet (Update: Removed)

Asus revealed its new flagship Chromebook at CES earlier this month, the Flip C436. Compared to the previous C434, it offers a thinner design, significant processor upgrades, and more storage. However, if you were hoping Asus would stay in the ~$550 price range, I have some bad news for you.

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Google is shutting down its Neighbourly app on May 12

Google's approach to software can be described as "Just throw it at customers and see what sticks." That shows — many beloved but ultimately unsuccessful projects have been killed over the years, and mentioning Inbox, Google+, and Google Reader only scratches the surface. The latest platform to join the Google graveyard is Neighbourly, Google's India-only Q&A app for questions about places and events in your community.

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Everything we know about the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro

OnePlus is nearly ready to announce its flagship phones for 2020, but plenty of details about the devices have already leaked. In case you haven't been keeping up with the slow trickle of new information, here's everything we know so far about the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro.

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