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A new, high-powered Galaxy A phone might be expanding internationally soon

A new, high-powered Galaxy A phone might be expanding internationally soon

Last month we saw leaks and then a formal announcement of the Galaxy Quantum2. It's only available in South Korea, and if it's anything like the previous Samsung "Quantum" phone, that's likely to remain so. But the phone's model number is SM-A826S, indicating that a more general Galaxy A82 might make its way to international markets. Today we've seen the first evidence of that.

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Google confirms plans to put another app on the chopping block

Google confirms plans to put another app on the chopping block

Google is relentless in putting all but its most successful ventures out to pasture — it's one of our least favorite things about the company. Only a week has passed since the imminent removal of its Wifi app was scheduled for June, and already, Google is back for more. This time, the search giant has set its sights on Google Shopping, as the company plans to shut down its dedicated mobile app within the next few weeks.

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Google Shopping's latest tool is thirsty for your stimulus check

Google Shopping's latest tool is thirsty for your stimulus check

Google is getting into the business of retail superlatives with a new mini-site telling you about the best things for everything — whether the product you want is for coffee, for power generators, or for board games, you've got options for it. All of this in an effort to prop up its Google Shopping service.

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Google acquires Pointy to make it easier to find what your local businesses are selling

Google acquires Pointy to make it easier to find what your local businesses are selling

Online shopping and delivery have made it easier than ever to find and purchase new products, but those benefits haven't fully carried over to physical stores, especially for smaller merchants. In an effort to help out, a company called Pointy has developed some tech that it's been using with Google to let local retailers maintain an up-to-date online catalog of their in-store inventories. Now Google's looking to bring Pointy's assistance to even more stores, as it announces its intention to acquire the firm.

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(Update: More print sizes) You can now get same-day Google Photos prints at CVS and Walmart

(Update: More print sizes) You can now get same-day Google Photos prints at CVS and Walmart

Bringing the pictures you've taken on your phone to life has become pretty easy with the advent of dedicated cloud photo storage — Google Photos, for example, helps you get albums out to your friends and relatives in just a few days. But what if you want a faster solution? Something that doesn't involve optical scans of your phone's screen? Well, CVS and Walmart have made it possible to get same-day Google Photos prints at over 11,000 locations.

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There's an Nvidia Shield TV dongle, and it just completely leaked on Newegg

There's an Nvidia Shield TV dongle, and it just completely leaked on Newegg

If you thought Nvidia's dormant Shield lineup was shaken up today with news of a Shield TV Pro being listed on Amazon for a hot second, prepare for an earthquake: as of time of writing, Newegg Canada is hosting a product page for another Shield TV item — this one's a dongle.

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[Update: Retail and MVNOs] Here's where you can buy the Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL in the US

[Update: Retail and MVNOs] Here's where you can buy the Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL in the US

The Pixel 4 and 4 XL have been announced and already, the masses have flocked to online retail outlets to make their pre-orders. Over time, more carriers will sign on with their own sales. So, we're gonna help you keep track of where you can buy the latest Google phones and what you'll be getting for your money with this handy-dandy post right here, which will be updated when necessary.

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Google Shopping now offers price tracking, local store search

Google Shopping now offers price tracking, local store search

It's been a process seeing Google merge its commerce apps and giving it all a new coat of paint. Google Express became Google Shopping in April while the accompanying website got redesigned in July. Today, Google is building on its platform with two new tools to help consumers fend for themselves during the holiday season.

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Galaxy Fold available only at AT&T, Best Buy, and Samsung stores starting Friday

Galaxy Fold available only at AT&T, Best Buy, and Samsung stores starting Friday

For the people itching to spend upwards of $2,000 to own a Samsung Galaxy Fold, the past several months have been two challenges and a half. From a breakdown in its design to an editorial breakdown, it has taken until this month to re-establish interest (and cancel all pre-orders) on reinforced phablets. Today, the company has announced that anyone in the U.S. who wants a Fold will have to rush to an AT&T, Best Buy, or Samsung Experience Store this Friday to grab one.

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Amazon Counter launches in the US for in-store order pickups

Amazon Counter launches in the US for in-store order pickups

It's in Amazon's interest to make it as painless as possible to get your orders, which is why the company has gone so far as to open your door to place boxes inside. Now, there's another way to get your latest box of Amazon junk. With Amazon Counter, you can pick up shipments from staffed retail locations around the US.

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