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Here's what the Pixel's new underwater photography looks like

Here's what the Pixel's new underwater photography looks like

When Google announced that the Pixels were getting an update to add a whole underwater photography mode, we were pretty curious what its results would look like. Sure, the company provided samples, but there's no telling how curated the collection was, or how it would work anecdotally. Unfortunately, none of us at Android Police have the time (or money) to invest in diving — it's an expensive hobby. Thankfully, Matthew Franklin, a friend of the site, was able to take his Pixel 4 and a compatible diving case on a recent trip underwater.

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Five great looking cases for your Galaxy S21, S21+, or S21 Ultra

Five great looking cases for your Galaxy S21, S21+, or S21 Ultra

Samsung may have just launched a duo of hot new foldables for the 2021-2022 season, but the S21 series from earlier this year is still no slouch. Equipped with a Snapdragon 888 chip, impressive camera arrays, and a beautiful display, we even called it “the 2021 smartphone to beat (so far).” Here are just some of our favorite cases that’ll help you keep your S21 in good condition for years to come.

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Seven great cases for your Pixel 4a 5G

Seven great cases for your Pixel 4a 5G

The next iteration of the Pixel A series is right around the corner, but unless you’re willing to spend the money to upgrade, that Pixel 4a 5G in your hand is more than good enough to last another year or more. Whether you’re just now coming around to the idea of wrapping it in a case, or you’re looking for something new, these are our seven favorite case options for the Pixel 4a 5G.

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Review: The Lenovo ThinkPad X12 is the Microsoft Surface killer I've been waiting for

Review: The Lenovo ThinkPad X12 is the Microsoft Surface killer I've been waiting for

I can't tell you how many times I've almost bought a Microsoft Surface Pro, but I must have had one in my cart at least a dozen times. I like to plug in a small mechanical keyboard when I need to do a lot of typing on the go, and the detachable form factor makes that easier. However, once you add things like a Core i5 CPU and more RAM, the Surface costs well over a thousand dollars. That's before you add Microsoft's mediocre keyboard cover. So, I never pull the trigger, and now I might never have to after using the Lenovo ThinkPad X12.

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Mophie Snap review: MagSafe for the Android masses

Mophie Snap review: MagSafe for the Android masses

When Apple announced MagSafe for the iPhone 12 range, I hoped someone would find a way to make it work with Android devices. MagSafe allows you to magnetically attach various accessories to the back of a compatible phone, including wireless chargers, battery packs, wallets, and car mounts. After using Mophie’s MagSafe adapter with my S21 Ultra for a few weeks, I must say I’m impressed.

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Apple iMac M1 review: A computer for everyone

Apple iMac M1 review: A computer for everyone

Apple's new M1 chips have been making headlines in all of their new products because of the great performance and battery life. We've seen the M1 in devices like the MacBook Pro and even the iPad Pro, which now blows away all other "mobile" devices in benchmarks. So when Apple threw this chip into the iMac, it made Apple's mainstream desktop immediately interesting. And after using the M1 iMac for a few months, I can easily say it's one of my favorite computers I have ever used. 

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Five great cases for your new Pixel 5

Five great cases for your new Pixel 5

The Pixel 5 is quickly approaching its one-year anniversary, and if you haven't already slapped a case on this fella, that fancy speckled bio resin coating may be looking a little worse for wear. To help you keep your phone protected for at least another several months or more, we've rounded up our top five favorite cases for the Pixel 5.

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I put an Outrun arcade machine in my dining room so you don't have to (but you'll still want to)

I put an Outrun arcade machine in my dining room so you don't have to (but you'll still want to)

I've always wanted a home arcade. This is something that has appealed to me since I saw my first arcade cabinet as a child, playing Mario Bros. at a local strip mall. My affinity for arcade games only grew as I aged, but even in my 40's, I've never really had the spare cash or room to pull the trigger on a legit, full-sized cabinet for my home. This is why Arcade1up's machines are so appealing.

This company has found success manufacturing half-pint cabinets that are perfect for an arcade in a small house (like mine) or a child's room. The OutRun Seated Arcade I’ve been playing is only four feet tall and costs just $550 (no quarters required).

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This headphone stand is the most minimalist and elegant one I could find

This headphone stand is the most minimalist and elegant one I could find

Since landing in Paris, I've been on a quest to put together the perfect work station. After all, if I left my pharmacy in Lebanon and was going to commit to this blogging thing for a while, I needed my setup to be as comfortable and as practical as it could be. I started with the desk itself (but that's a story for another day), a new blue iMac to complement my Pixelbook, and went all the way down the price meter to smaller and cheaper accessories. I've already talked to you about my new USB-C desk lamp and now it's time we addressed my minimalist Ugreen headphone stand.

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I never knew I needed a portable USB-C desk lamp in my life, but here we are

I never knew I needed a portable USB-C desk lamp in my life, but here we are

I didn't set out looking for a desk lamp, I was simply researching ways to provide a bit of extra light for my Android Police gadget photography. You know, for images like the ones you see on top of our articles. For weeks, nay months, I've been lost among the small LED panels, the portable photo studios, the huge light umbrella-looking thingies, and every apparatus in the middle of that range. Then it occurred to me that for one, Parisian apartments are small enough that I didn't have the space luxury to store big paraphernalia, and for two, maybe I just needed a small light or two to put near me when taking pics like...

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