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Chromecast with Google TV fully revealed in early unboxing

We know pretty much all there is to know about Google's upcoming Chromecast-branded Android TV dongle at this point. Renders and specs of "Sabrina" have already leaked, together with color options and pricing. And now we even know what the upcoming Chromecast with Google TV will look like on your local retailer's shelves.

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Amazon hops on the cloud gaming bandwagon with its own Stadia competitor

Streaming video games is the hot new thing; everybody's doing it. Google launched Stadia last year, and Microsoft took xCloud live just a week or two ago. Now Amazon is getting in on the fun, and it has some unique tricks up its sleeve — get ready to meet Luna, a new cloud gaming service from Amazon.

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Nokia 7.3 leaks in 360-degree render with quad camera setup

Courtesy of OnLeaks and the interestingly named IPEE World, we have our first look at the latest phone in Nokia's 7 series of phones — the Nokia 7.3. The 360-degree render supplied shows off all angles of the phone, quad camera setup and all.

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Google Fiber now allows you to use your own router

The kind of person to subscribe to Google's ultra-fast Fiber Internet probably knows a little more about good Wi-Fi than most, so it's nice that Google Fiber is now letting its savviest subscribers make the most of their gigabit (and upcoming 2Gbps) speeds without the Network Box.

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Pick up a Pixel 4 XL with 128GB of storage for just $650 from Amazon ($350 off)

Ever since Google started the Pixel project back in 2016, it's been one of the best Android options on the market. When the Pixel 4 XL was released last year, it packed in some solid improvements over the Pixel 3 XL. Sure, it may not have boundary-breaking specs or design, but the Pixel 4 XL is still the phone to get if you're after a pure Google experience that comes with a top-rated camera. And right now, Amazon is offering a brand-new unit with 128GB of storage for just $650 — a savings of $350 off the MSRP.

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Check out monuments like the Brandenburg Gate, Moai from Easter Island, and Chichén Itzá in AR right from Google Search

This year, Google's Arts & Culture project dove into a global exploration of cultural and historical wonders as a salve to the travel restrictions inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic — it was dubbed as a way to take a vacation without crossing borders. Now, the showcase is getting more than three dozen 3D models of artifacts and monuments for your eyes to take in, right from Google Search.

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Cute Pixel videos pit Google's phone against an adorable pug

Google has thought it smart to pit its latest Pixel 4a against an adorable pug. According to the company's marketing material, which spans eight short videos, the phone comes out winning each and every time. This is how they lie to you, people. Everyone knows who the fair winner should be.

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Google Duo lets you add more people to a group chat mid-call (APK download)

In any friend or family group, there's always that one person everyone forgets to invite to events. A birthday party without cousin Jamie, a friendly catch-up call without Billie the wallflower, or a department-wide happy hour video chat without Larry Jerry Terry Garry, all of these could be a thing of the past if you use Google Duo. The service now lets you add forgotten people to a group call after starting it.

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You can buy the new Chromecast with Google TV at select Walmarts already

Walmart continues to jump the gun on Google's announcements. Not only is the retailer tossing Nest Audio smart speakers on the show floor before they've been announced, but you can actually go out right now and buy one of Google's upcoming Chromecast with Google TV dongles for $50 at some Walmart locations.

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Samsung Pay bypasses the banks to roll out support widely in Germany

Samsung Pay is rolling out in Germany, but with one major twist: Rather than relying on bank-by-bank support, which can take ages, the company is simply partnering directly with Visa and a fintech company named Solarisbank AG to roll it out for everyone at once. In short, that means basically anyone in Germany can set up Samsung Pay without their bank having to support it first.

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