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Best Buy drops the 1080p Lenovo Chromebook C630 down to $549 ($150 off), includes free Google Home Mini

We see a lot of Chromebook deals pop up from time to time, but today's, courtesy of Best Buy, is definitely one worth noting. Right now, you can pick up Lenovo's excellent Yoga Chromebook C630 (1080p model) for just $549, and you get a free Google Home Mini thrown in for good measure.

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ASUS Pie update slides back to mid-April for select Zenfone models

Asus has already rolled out Pie to a few of its phones, but the vast majority are still stuck on Android 8.0 Oreo (or older). Three phones were expected to get Pie soon — the Zenfone Max Pro M1, Max Pro M2, and Max M2 but now have to wait a bit longer.

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The Internet Archive is saving Google+ data before it vanishes in a few weeks

Google+ is not long for this world, but it will live on with the help of the Internet Archive. A project is already underway to save all public Google+ pages to the archive, ensuring that the content won't vanish on April 2nd when Google pulls the plug. If your profile is open, it may already be safe and sound.

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Ryanair boarding passes can now be saved to Google Pay

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Google Assistant can read your screen and offer contextual info, just make sure you want it to

Google Assistant does a lot of things. This invisible artificial intelligence residing (partly) inside our devices can answer all kinds of questions, control our homes, help us plan our day, play our favorite music, and, with the addition of features like What's on my screen and Google Lens, glean more from what we're looking at and provide contextual answers. What you may not be aware of, and something I recently discovered (though it isn't very new), is that Assistant can read your screen even when you don't explicitly ask it what's on your screen. That has the potential to be very handy, but also extremely creepy if you didn't know it was possible.

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112 temporarily free and 37 on-sale apps and games to start the week

Welcome to another week. I hope that you're not too hungover from St. Patrick's Day, but if you are, I wish you a speedy recovery on this Monday morning. Today's list of app sales is inflated thanks to Motion Wallpapers putting its entire library up for free, but there are couple of goodies here (which you will find in bold).

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Xiaomi unveils Black Shark 2 gaming phone with Snapdragon 855 and 12GB of RAM

Xiaomi is wasting no time with its gaming-focused Black Shark brand. It's announced three Black Shark phones in the last year, the most recent of which is the confusingly named Black Shark 2. It's the third phone after the original Black Shark and Black Shark Helo. Those phones were already plenty powerful, but the new phone sports the latest Snapdragon 855 and up to 12GB of RAM.

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[Update: Offer comes to UK] Spotify Premium for Family account holders can snag a free Google Home Mini starting November 1

Spotify has announced a new promotion for members with family accounts. Starting tomorrow, November 1, the master account holder on any Spotify Premium for Family plan in the United States can get a Google Home Mini for the low low price of zero dollars.

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Giveaway: Win one of three Reolink security camera sets, plus 15% off for everyone else (US)

If you are looking for a quality solution for your outdoor security needs, look no further than the Reolink 4MP 8CH PoE Video Surveillance System, Argus 2 and weatherproof Solar Panel Power Supply, and RLC-410W Outdoor Security Camera. So whether you're looking for a complete security package or simply require a single eye in the sky, then you're definitely going to want to check out today's Reolink security camera giveaway.

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Redmi 7 arrives with Snapdragon 632, 4,000mAh battery, and gradient hues for around $105

Xiaomi announced in January that it would be turning Redmi into an independent brand, if only for the sake of appearances. The first Redmi phone to launch thereafter was the unfortunately-named Note 7, with a 48MP camera and beefy 4,000mAh battery. The ultra-budget Redmi Go came next, and the company has just unveiled yet another affordable device.

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