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OnePlus built a promising cross-platform clipboard tool, and you can try it right now

OnePlus built a promising cross-platform clipboard tool, and you can try it right now

Last week, OnePlus introduced a new software initiative called OneLab, which is pretty similar to Google's Creative Lab — a startup-like division set up to create fun or interesting new apps and tools. The first of these experiments comes in the form of Clipt, a cross-platform clipboard sharing tool that makes it easy to transfer text, images, and files across your devices — even iOS support is planned.

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I've been flying co-pilot with Anker's new R2-D2 projector, but this isn't quite the droid I'm looking for

I've been flying co-pilot with Anker's new R2-D2 projector, but this isn't quite the droid I'm looking for

Today is Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you), and companies everywhere are getting in on the fun. Google's got some good stuff, including a free game for Stadia Pro users, but one of the coolest-looking new Star Wars gadgets this year made its debut just a little over a week ago: the Anker Nebula Capsule II Star Wars R2-D2 Limited Edition.

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Typewise wants to revolutionize smartphone keyboards, but is it actually better than Gboard?

Typewise wants to revolutionize smartphone keyboards, but is it actually better than Gboard?

Typewise stirred up the mostly stagnant software keyboard market on Android and iOS when it launched its reimagined hexagon keyboard layout back in 2019. While the key arrangement takes quite some getting used to, the Swiss deep learning company was able to carve out a niche for itself and has a loyal following of about a quarter million active users who were ready to completely relearn how to type. And today, the company is launching Typewise 3.0 after an extensive testing phase. It comes with improved auto correction, better language detection, and better undo behavior.

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Mighty Doom hands-on: Send this one back through the portal to hell

Mighty Doom hands-on: Send this one back through the portal to hell

Mighty Doom is a new mobile game from Bethesda, and it's currently in testing in select regions like New Zealand. Since this shooter is still in Early Access, thus unavailable in most territories, I've sideloaded the title (v 0.5.0) to take a closer look to report on my findings. Now that I've spent some time with the game, it's clear that Mighty Doom is basically a clone of Archero, and so it's a free-to-play casual top-down shooter that has little to do with the Doom franchise beyond the ham-fisted skin. As you can guess, Bethesda is looking to cash in, and so I'm here to let you know if this blatant shovelware is worth playing.

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Hands-on with Rocket League Sideswipe, a bite-sized edition that's perfect for on-the-go play

Hands-on with Rocket League Sideswipe, a bite-sized edition that's perfect for on-the-go play

Last week Psyonix announced Rocket League Sideswipe, an upcoming mobile adaptation of the wildly popular competitive car-based soccer game. It's currently available as a limited alpha in Australia and New Zealand, but I've managed to get my hands on a working install, and so I've taken the game for a spin to report on my findings.

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This cheap adapter replaced my car's crappy Bluetooth connection

This cheap adapter replaced my car's crappy Bluetooth connection

A few weeks ago I bought a used Kia Soul. (Please, no comments from the peanut gallery.) I'm pretty pleased with it overall, and my dog Marty freakin' loves having the spacious back all to himself. But it's a 2013 model, made in that awkward period when pretty much all cars had Bluetooth, but they sucked at it. The Soul's built-in Bluetooth stereo can't play, pause, or change tracks on my phone, which is a bummer.

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Here's what to expect from FIFA 21 on Stadia

Here's what to expect from FIFA 21 on Stadia

FIFA 21 may be an underwhelming entry to the long-standing series, but for those of us who use Stadia, it couldn't be more exciting — it's the first game in EA Sport's football (okay, soccer) franchise to make the jump to Google's game streaming service, hot on the heels of Madden NFL 21. Following the initial announcement in early February, FIFA 21 is finally available on Stadia for $24.59 (£25.19) today.

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OnePlus Nord N10 5G review, two months later: Overvaluing 5G, undervaluing updates

OnePlus Nord N10 5G review, two months later: Overvaluing 5G, undervaluing updates

Two months after the original European launch, OnePlus has officially brought the N10 5G to the US at $300. But this new move downmarket with the Nord brand still doesn't live up to the smash-hit original. Bugs with the touchscreen, connectivity, and performance have been ironed out since our original review, but the phone still doesn't quite earn our recommendation given the lackluster update policy and competition — even with the benefits of 5G.

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Hands on with Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, a worthy mobile port of a classic RPG

Hands on with Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, a worthy mobile port of a classic RPG

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II was recently released on Android after a six-year wait. Since this mobile port was many years in the making, I figured a hands-on would be in order. This was a AAA game back in the old days, so how good can it be on Android? How does it perform, what options does it provide, and how does it translate to a touchscreen? We're going to answer all that, so strap in and get ready to hit lightspeed. There's a new RPG on the Play Store that's actually worth playing.

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Video hands-on puts the unreleased Galaxy S21+ camera up against the iPhone 12 Pro Max

Video hands-on puts the unreleased Galaxy S21+ camera up against the iPhone 12 Pro Max

It may still be 2020 for another week or two, but the fever for Samsung's 2021 lineup has officially started. We've seen a number of leaked renders and promotional videos, but now a new video may just be our best look yet at the upcoming Galaxy S21+ — and it includes a camera comparison with Apple's iPhone 12 Pro Max flagship.

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