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Google updates Wear OS developer preview to restore background jobs and alarms

We did not learn much about the future of Wear OS at Google I/O this year despite the company putting on a "what's new in Wear OS" session. One of the few truly new things discussed in that talk was the team's new focus on battery life in Android P. Now, Google is rolling back the battery-saving features in the developer preview following a flurry of developer feedback.

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Google Assistant now available in Thai on phones and tablets

Back in February, Google said that it would be adding 30 more languages to Google Assistant "over the next few months." Of the languages that had been name-dropped at the event, only Hindi and Indonesian have been added, but another has just joined the club: Thai.

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T-Mobile's LG Aristo 2 PLUS is launching on June 15th with Android 7.1 Nougat

Android Oreo is nearly a year old now, and we're on our third Android P developer preview. So why exactly is LG launching the Aristo 2 PLUS on T-Mobile with Android 7.1 Nougat? Yes, it's a budget-oriented phone with its unnamed 1.4GHz processor and 2GB of RAM, but it's 2018. Come on.

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Nest permanently drops Nest Secure price to $399 ($100 off) and Nest Detect to $49 ($10 off)

The Nest Secure is a smart security system that's super-easy to set up. However, it was also really expensive at launch. Today, Nest has knocked 20% off the price of the full Secure system, and this is a permanent price drop. If you want extra Detect sensors, those are a little cheaper, too.

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Facebook announces Memories, brings all of your moments together in one place

Facebook is going to consolidate all of your moments into a single, convenient place that it calls Memories, both on desktop and mobile. This means that you can go back and reflect on all of the memories and such that you've shared with family and friends over the years.

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The Fitbit Ace kid-focused fitness tracker is now available

Fitbit has been in the business of making fitness trackers and wearables for years, but they've all been designed for adults. Now, there's a kid-specific fitness tracker called the Ace. It's available for purchase now, and it'll cost you $100.

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Gears of War is coming to Android with a Funko Pop! skin

The Gears of War franchise is coming to Android, but it's not going to offer what you would expect from the series. Over the weekend at E3 Microsoft announced Gears Pop!, and the game will combine Funko's cutesy Pop! vinyl figures with the Gears of War franchise in order to create something new and exciting for mobile. Sadly we'll have to wait until next year to play it, so make sure you don't get too excited just yet.

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Viber announces in-chat Leaderboards to celebrate World Cup

Viber is getting into the World Cup spirit. The popular instant messaging platform has announced a feature that will allow users to make predictions about the outcomes of World Cup matches, along with a specially-made soccer-themed sticker pack and prizes for accurate predictions.

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Chrome OS Canary gets standalone dictation method for text entry

A new text dictation method is popping up in Chrome OS. As Google employee François Beaufort shared on Google+, an OS flag enables a new dictation method in the Canary build of the operating system that adds a microphone icon to the system tray as well as a keyboard shortcut for speech-to-text.

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Snapchat's second-generation Spectacles will be available on Amazon starting today

The second generation of Snap Spectacles, Snap Inc's video-recording eyewear, will be available for purchase on Amazon beginning today. The glasses, which capture unique, circular video clips, will go on sale on Amazon today starting in the US, Canada, and the UK, with more European territories to follow "soon."

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