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Here's what a Pixel 4a 5G looks like in an alternate dimension

Here's what a Pixel 4a 5G looks like in an alternate dimension

We've gotten a few sneak peeks over the past couple of weeks of what the Pixel 5 might look like in full. The indications are there to say that Google is completely done with the dual-tone back design. But one should never turn down a venture into an alternative timeline — so it doe looks like with this one picture of what appears to be a Pixel 4a 5G prototype from Vietnam.

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Wikipedia's desktop site is getting its first redesign in a decade

Wikipedia's desktop site is getting its first redesign in a decade

Wikipedia is one of the cornerstones of the internet, a place that we've probably all visited to learn about new topics or find statistics to win a forum debate. While the mobile app has seen design improvements over the years, the desktop site has remained virtually unchanged since 2010 — that's the same year the Nexus One debuted. After almost a decade, Wikipedia is finally ready for a refresh.

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Google Finance receiving a makeover, will bring back portfolios later this year

Google Finance receiving a makeover, will bring back portfolios later this year

When it comes to risks and bets, the share market is pretty much the place to be at the moment with its explosive growth detached from the macroeconomy and wild swings up and down for day traders to ride. If you're looking to keep track of business news, Google Finance is hoping to be your home with a new look and new features for people dipping their toes into trading.

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Google resuscitates its Material Design blog to let you know why your app's ugly and annoying to use

Google resuscitates its Material Design blog to let you know why your app's ugly and annoying to use

Fans of Google's so-called Material Design should take note of today's news. AP alum Liam Spradlin is resuscitating Google's Material blog as its new Editor. Today alone, eight new posts were published (more than went up in the last two years), covering subjects from color and typography to shape and transitions, written in terms both developers and design enthusiasts can appreciate and use — ideally, to help make better apps.

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Redesigned Google Photos editor is in the works

Redesigned Google Photos editor is in the works

Google appears to be revising the user interface for its editor in Photos, relying less on iconography and more on text. The work-in-progress was first discovered by software blogger Jane Manchun Wong and may be available in testing to select users.

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Google tests custom header photos for mobile Search

Google tests custom header photos for mobile Search

Every little detail counts when it comes to diving into a search engine experience and Google would die not to know it. Right now, the company appears to be testing customized header images on its search results based on queries revolving around "ideas" — but those backgrounds could conceivably spread to other searches as well.

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Spotify optimizes its interface for Android tablets and Chromebooks

Spotify optimizes its interface for Android tablets and Chromebooks

There's a lot that Spotify can improve in its app's experience, but the most glaring issue for anyone using a larger-screened Android device was the lack of any interface optimization. The phone UI simply stretched to fill the screen, with tiny touch targets and no special consideration given to the larger screen estate. That's changed now as Spotify began rolling out a new tablet-optimized design on Android.

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Google Chat gets a dark theme to spare your eyes from searing DMs

Google Chat gets a dark theme to spare your eyes from searing DMs

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OnePlus Nord cracks under the pressure of a JerryRigEverything durability test

OnePlus Nord cracks under the pressure of a JerryRigEverything durability test

Our favorite smartphone durability tester, JerryRigEverything on YouTube, is back with another trial by fire of the OnePlus Nord — a phone headed for Eurasia for just €400 starting August 4. The build M.O. looks to be typical for the target price, but how far will it go against the knives, lighter, and hands of one Zack Nelson?

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Download the Asus ROG Phone 3's live wallpapers for your phone right now

Download the Asus ROG Phone 3's live wallpapers for your phone right now

Developer and XDA forums member linuxct, who just last month ported Xiaomi's "super" wallpapers for use on other Android phones, has done it again — this time, they've exported live wallpapers from the Asus ROG Phone 3. And with a few downloads plus a little know-how, you can have them on your phone, too.

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