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Google says Home speaker won't be renamed to 'Nest Home' right now

Earlier this year, Google renamed its smart display from the 'Home Hub' to the 'Nest Hub.' It was the first step in rebranding its smart home devices under the Nest name, and there was speculation that the original Home speaker might be included. Google has put the rumors to rest, and confirmed to us that the Google Home is sticking to its original name — for now, anyway.

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[Update: Out now] Sprint's Galaxy S10 5G now available for pre-order, ships June 21st

The era of 5G is upon us whether you like it or not. After breaking free of Verizon's exclusivity period and coming to AT&T (sort of), the Galaxy S10 5G is now live on Sprint. You can place your order now, and the phone will ship on June 21st.

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Xiaomi announces new smartphone brand for 'global young people'

Much like car manufacturers, phone companies are starting to see the value in developing multiple partially-autonomous brands for different demographics. Huawei has Honor, Oppo has OnePlus, and so on. Xiaomi released the first device under its 'Poco' brand last year, and now the company is developing another division 'CC.'

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Sorry, YouTube podcasters: Hangouts on Air will shut down later this year

Google Hangouts is set to shut down sometime next year, with spin-offs Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat intended to be full replacement by then. Even though the new services will technically be available to non-business users, Google is pushing regular people to use Android Messages and Duo instead. As a result, it seems at least one function won't be transitioned to the new Hangouts services ⁠— a feature that allowed people to stream video calls to YouTube.

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[Update: Teardown] The ASUS ZenFone 6 and its motorized camera put up a brave front in JerryRigEverything torture test

ASUS has made big strides into the flagship market with the ZenFone 6. For $499, you get great performance, a massive 5,000mAh battery, and even a motorized camera. Durability is always a concern when moving parts are involved, prompting phone-destroyer JerryRigEverything to take his picks, knife, and lighter to one.

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No, Samsung and Tesla are not building a Tesla Edition Galaxy Note 10

You've probably seen a certain story popping up on your news feeds this morning about the "leak" of a "Galaxy Note 10 Tesla Edition." No such product has leaked and there is no reason to believe a Tesla Edition Galaxy Note 10 exists. This wasn't even a rumor until this morning, when a certain publication rather renowned recently for producing brain-dead clickbait posted about it, but allow us to unravel this very, very, very easily debunked (did I mention just how easy it was?) story.

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Every new Android Q feature [Continuously updated]

It's that time of the year again. Google has pushed out betas for its latest, greatest, as-yet-unnamed version of Android: Q. Your eagle-eyed Android Police editors have been combing through looking for new features, changes, improvements, and even setbacks. We've enumerated everything we've found here, together with a brief description of what's new. So, let's take a look at Android Q.

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Your Google Discover feed may recommend pirated content — blame it on the algorithms

The Google Feed, now known as Google Discover, is a delicate balance of what's currently hot online and what you usually read or might be interested in. There's a mathematical reason why any article shows up on it, and that's why you shouldn't be surprised if you see pirated links or torrents there — even if this sounds a little unusual and is, clearly, an oversight from the team behind Discover's recommendations.

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Some Google Maps businesses will give you a discount if you follow them

Google Maps has quickly grown into a service that tries to do everything for its users. What once started as a simple mapping and navigation app now is a competitor to Yelp and TripAdvisor, with reviews and suggestions and business listings you can now follow so you never miss out on any events or updates. Now, the company is allowing businesses to further incentivize us to tap that button, for they can offer welcome deals starting today.

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The Galaxy Note 10's camera might come with a three-stage variable aperture

The Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Pro have leaked sufficiently already, and thus, we have a pretty good idea what the phones will look like. We also know that they will most likely lose the headphone jack but keep physical buttons, and that they will probably be "unpacked" on August 7. Another interesting rumor is also making its rounds, courtesy of leaker Ice universe, who claims the Note 10 will come with a three-stage variable aperture lens, consisting of f/1.5, f/1.8, and f/2.4.

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