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A new, cheaper Google Wifi router is in the works

A new, cheaper Google Wifi router is in the works

Google's latest Nest Wifi routers are rather expensive, but unique: They serve as both a Wi-Fi access point and a Nest Home speaker at the same time. However, many people already have tons of Google or Nest Home Minis lying around as Google likes giving them out as gifts or bundling them in with other purchases, so the Wifi access points don't necessarily have to be equipped with the Assistant for everyone. Google seems to be thinking the same thing, as 9to5Google has uncovered that the company might be working on an updated version of its original Assistant-less Wifi mesh router, the Google Wifi, potentially going for as little as $99.

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OnePlus 8T renders look predictable, but this new spec detail is not

OnePlus 8T renders look predictable, but this new spec detail is not

It's about time we got some renders for an unreleased phone — this go around, it's the OnePlus 8T. But things aren't so cut-and-dry here with the source of this intelligence putting out a couple of curveballs as to how these pictures were drawn up and this one big spec line we thought was set in stone.

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Google's Pixel plans get even more confusing as images of Pixel 5s surface (Update: More images)

Google's Pixel plans get even more confusing as images of Pixel 5s surface (Update: More images)

It's no secret that Google's 2020 smartphone lineup has been considerably affected by the Covid-19 pandemic — the Pixel 4a was originally supposed to launch in May at Google I/O, but that event was canceled and the release was pushed back to August. This latest Pixel leak shows an engineering sample of a phone that the firmware calls the Pixel 5s, but before you get excited about the prospect of a new Pixel we didn't already know about, it's likely this is just the Pixel 5.

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LG confirms 'Wing' name for dual-screen phone, leak shows swivel mechanism in action

LG confirms 'Wing' name for dual-screen phone, leak shows swivel mechanism in action

We've already seen LG's different-for-the-sake-of-being-different Wing leaked in two videos, but LG has just published a video teaser for the highly unusual phone. It's slated to be unveiled September 14th.

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Department of Justice set to begin antitrust proceedings against Google as early as this month

Department of Justice set to begin antitrust proceedings against Google as early as this month

The Department of Justice is preparing to conduct a wide-ranging antitrust investigation into Google's business practices, multiple sources have said to news agencies. The scope of the sweep looks to include the company's primary search and online advertising operations. The speculation comes in the wake of a series of penalties and further awaiting trials in other parts of the world on Google's anti-competitive behavior.

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OnePlus 8T reportedly features 120Hz display, updated 48MP camera

OnePlus 8T reportedly features 120Hz display, updated 48MP camera

We didn't expect to be talking about four OnePlus smartphones in the frame of a year, but we are approach the point where we'll be seeing the half-step sequel to the OnePlus 8, the OnePlus 8T. We're learning more about that phone today thanks to a late spec report.

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OnePlus Watch is reportedly in the making

OnePlus Watch is reportedly in the making

OnePlus has grown popular by making affordable phones and has more recently started designing accessories, such as its $80 buds. The company is reportedly continuing to work on releasing more than just handsets, as a new listing has appeared referring to a product called the OnePlus Watch.

Singapore's IMDA regulatory body lists a device called the OnePlus Watch on its Telecoms Licensing System, which doesn't reveal much, besides the model number being W301GB. Despite the lack of information, it's likely for the smartwatch to run Google's Wear OS and be powered by Snapdragon's new Wear 4100 SoC. In fact, the new chip and Google's upcoming Wear OS update might have convinced the OnePlus team the platform was mature enough for them to launch a smartwatch.

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Four new Pixels, including the 5a and a foldable, pop up in an internal Android document

Four new Pixels, including the 5a and a foldable, pop up in an internal Android document

After a massive delay, Google has just introduced the Pixel 4a along with giving us a glimpse at the Pixel 5 and 4a 5G. But of course, companies have incredibly long development cycles when it comes to hardware, so it's no surprise that Google is already working on follow-up products. According to an internal Android document obtained by 9to5Google, the company already has software builds for the Pixel 5a, a foldable, and two more, not further specified devices.

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Google Pixel 4a: Pricing, specs, release date, and more

Google Pixel 4a: Pricing, specs, release date, and more

In the Android enthusiast bubble, the Pixel 4a is one of the most hotly anticipated devices of 2020. The previous Pixel 3a won our phone of the year award, and both hopes and concerns are high when it comes to the follow-up. At this point, we know almost everything about the phone, from specs and benchmarks to the bump in base storage and a potentially reduced price — plus rumors of a 5G version. And based on Google's recent teaser, we may not have long to wait before an announcement.

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Trump says he wants to outright ban TikTok rather than forcing a sale

Trump says he wants to outright ban TikTok rather than forcing a sale

Earlier today, it was tipped that President Donald Trump was considering to sign an executive order forcing portions of TikTok to be sold off to a U.S. company due to national security concerns, but now the president specified his plans to reporters aboard the Air Force One, as the Washington Post reports. "As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States," he said.

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