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Google Workspace users are finally getting invited to try out the new version of Google Pay

Google Workspace users are finally getting invited to try out the new version of Google Pay

Google seems to be trying to make the new Google Pay do everything for everyone. As usual, its own Workspace users are a little behind the curve, despite literally paying Google to use its software. That situation might be coming to a close: today a few lucky Workspace users are being invited to test out the new system with their work accounts.

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Niantic reveals its Pikmin App has entered into regional testing

Niantic reveals its Pikmin App has entered into regional testing

Niantic has announced that it's partnered further with Nintendo to bring more augmented reality titles to mobile. The first game to come from this extended partnership is going to be themed around Nintendo's adorable Pikmin franchise, and it's expected to arrive later this year. This will be the first game from Niantic's Tokyo Studio, and more titles are planned for the future.

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Google wants you to use Lens so badly it might get tacked onto the Search widget

Google wants you to use Lens so badly it might get tacked onto the Search widget

Google Lens combines the power of live image processing vis a vis your phone's camera with artificial intelligence and the enormous reach of the company's search engine. Apparently not enough people know to use the app, though, so it has been working on making it more visible to users across Android.

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Netflix is testing a sleep timer with select Android users

Netflix is testing a sleep timer with select Android users

Netflix is letting some Android users around the world in on a timer that will automatically close the app after some time. If you use stream shows or movies to help get you to sleep or put them on in the background to get things done, you may want to keep an eye out for this feature to get around.

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Google is testing a likes counter for stories in Discover feeds

Google is testing a likes counter for stories in Discover feeds

Google continues to tinker with how it lets users tailor the stories they see on their Discover feed: first, it was a "slider" button; then came an actual binary "slider" indicating whether someone wanted to see more or less of that type of story; nowadays, it's become the ubiquitous "like" heart icon. The next natural step? Putting a number next to it.

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Spotify rolls out Daily Sports curated music-and-podcast playlist

Spotify rolls out Daily Sports curated music-and-podcast playlist

Spotify may be testing or rolling out a new daily playlist which will feature tracks from your favorite artists and genres in addition to sports podcasts. If Daily Sports spreads across to more users, it will join the streaming service's growing list of daily music-and-podcast playlists curated to its users.

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Facebook baits bereft TikTokers in India by testing a new Short Videos section

Facebook baits bereft TikTokers in India by testing a new Short Videos section

With TikTok facing bans left and right, competitors like Instagram have scrambled to introduce clones such as Reels to audiences. Now, Instagram's parent company Facebook is looking for its chance to capitalize within its own app as well with a new Short Videos section it is presenting to Indian users at the top of their News Feeds.

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Google almost immediately abandons widely-hated Google logo on Gboard space bar

Google almost immediately abandons widely-hated Google logo on Gboard space bar

The magic of server-side rollouts means that a change can roll out to almost everyone's devices at the same time, regardless of OS or app versions. That's exactly what happened over the past few days, as the Google logo appeared on the space bar in the Gboard keyboard, but the change has seemingly already been reversed.

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Google apparently testing Material Design homepage tweaks

Google apparently testing Material Design homepage tweaks

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EVE Echoes open beta now starting in select regions

EVE Echoes open beta now starting in select regions

At the end of October, we learned that EVE Echoes would enter into an open beta phase in December, and CCP Games has indeed kept its word since EVE Echoes has officially entered into this testing phase today in select regions. Those that previously played during the alpha will be able to carry over their saves, but once the newly-launched beta is finished, the servers will be wiped, so make sure to keep this in mind if you plan on jumping into the beta to see how the development of the title is shaping up.

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