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Tasker beta can now use WaveNet tech for natural-sounding speech, including an old lady voice

Tasker, the Android automation behemoth, is a tool limited only by your imagination — it has been used for everything from improving personal workflows to interfacing with enterprise systems. In the newest beta release, 5.7.0-beta, developer Joaomgcd demoed an interesting new feature, "Say Wavenet", which brings natural sounding Text-to-Speech to Tasker using Google's WaveNet algorithm (the same technology that powers Assistant responses).

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ARCore update allows developers to create Snapchat-like face filters with ease

While there aren't many practical uses (yet) for Google's ARCore library, it's still an incredible technical achievement — especially considering most of the depth-sensing is done entirely with software. ARCore 1.7 is now rolling out on the Play Store, with a new Augmented Faces API and other improvements.

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Stardew Valley is available for pre-registration on the Play Store

Last October we learned that Stardew Valley would finally be coming to Android thanks to an announcement from ConcernedApe, though no release date was given at the time. Well, it would appear that we are finally nearing the release with Stardew Valley's recent pre-registration listing on the Play Store. So if you're eager to get your hands on the game and would like to be notified when it goes live, make sure to visit the new Play Store listing and click on the pre-registration button.

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Samsung's new tablet comes with a 10.5" OLED screen for just $400... if you want an Android tablet

Samsung officially announced its latest tablet today, the Galaxy Tab S5e. And I'm not sure what it's trying to do - or who it's competing with, other than Samsung's own products. In the tablet market, you have one player that essentially matters: Apple. Apple makes full-size iPads starting at $330 for the classically proportioned 9.7" iPad, all the way up to a staggering $1000 for the entry-level version of the 12.9" iPad Pro. Storage options and LTE can send them up into the stratosphere from there.

The Galaxy Tab S5e is priced at $400, and that makes it a bit of an odd duck when you're pitting against Apple's lineup.

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Ring 'Neighborhoods' program asks users to share their camera feeds with police

Ring is rolling out a new crime-fighting initiative today as part of its Neighborhoods portal, which was previously only open to users. Now, Ring has a special version of Neighborhoods for law enforcement, allowing officers to see local alerts from Ring users and request access to your videos. The facts of this story are less crazy than some of the headlines would lead you to believe, but there are still a number of troubling aspects.

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Rooster Teeth's RWBY Deckbuilding Game is out on Android

Rooster Teeth has officially launched a new free-to-play digital card game on the Play Store that's unimaginatively titled RWBY Deckbuilding Game. It's designed around the six-season strong supernatural anime series RWBY. This is a release described as a "new breed of digital card game," and it actually contains a few unique elements that separates it from the competition, such as building your decks during battle, co-op raids, and a lack of booster packs that allows each expansion to offer a complete experience.

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Squeeeee: Virtual desktops are coming to Chrome OS, video demonstrates initial concept

In what I will adamantly defend as the biggest news of the month, it looks like Google has started work on a feature it is calling "virtual desks" for Chrome OS. Based on a video published together with the Chromium Gerrit commit, the feature is effectively virtual desktops for Chromebooks, which we were previously told the company was working on. (YAY!)

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[Bonus Round] Arithmagic, Smartphone Tycoon, Doggo Dungeon, Boost Buddies, Picky Package, and Evolution : The Video Game

Welcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn't get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can't wait for our weekly roundups, and don't want to wade through a whole day's worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we've got a premium learning game that mixes math with RPG mechanics, a business simulation that revolves around designing and selling a successful smartphone, a Zelda-like RPG that stars a dog searching for its owner, a pixel-based arcade game with simple tap controls, a casual package delivery game, and a highly-polished digital adaptation of the Evolution board game.

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Google to bring free Wi-Fi hotspots to the Philippines

Google Station is a program in developing countries, where local partners and Google tie up to bring free Wi-Fi to high traffic locations like railway and bus stations. Piloted in India in 2016, the program then expanded to Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, and Thailand, even rolling out to college campuses and hospitals. It's now coming to a sixth location: the Philippines.

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Human: Fall Flat is coming to Android thanks to a partnership between 505 Games and Curve Digital

No Break Games' popular physics-based puzzle game Human: Fall Flat was released on PC back in 2016, and later was released on consoles. Thanks to a recent agreement between 505 Games and Human: Fall Flat's publisher Curve Digital the title will be coming to mobile.

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