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Flickr has been acquired by photo-sharing service SmugMug

Flickr announced yesterday that it's entered into an agreement to be acquired from Oath Inc. by photo-sharing and image hosting platform SmugMug. Flickr says there are currently no plans to change its service following the acquisition.

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12 Fortnite-style games for Android you can play right now

Fortnite may not yet be available on Android, but that doesn't mean you can't get into some hectic battle royale gameplay on the OS. A ton of similar games have released on the Play Store in the last few months, so I figured why not round up all of the better titles into one post so our readers can see what their options are while patiently waiting for the official Fortnite releases. So without further ado, here are 12 Fortnite-style games for Android that you can play right now.

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Sony LF-S50G review: Novelty features don't redeem this expensive Google Assistant speaker

In the personal assistance arms race, the two real options for Android users are Google's Assistant and Amazon's Alexa, and both companies have realized that victory will require ubiquity—not as the final result, but as the means. To that end, each has opened its platform up for third-party hardware, and Sony's (un)imaginatively named LF-S50G takes advantage of Google's Assistant in the same way the first party Google Home does, seasoned with a few unique features like gesture controls and a clock.

At around $200, though, I don't think Sony's speaker is worth the extra cash for most people over the $130 Google Home, unless you have particular requirements.

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Google Assistant turns to external answers when its own services are offline

Google's software Assistant and corresponding Home hardware are there to answer your questions (within certain limits), but it may not always be Google that answers. In some circumstances, including things like service outages, it looks like Google is able to hand off questions it would typically answer to third-party apps or services. With your consent, of course.

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Google Photos is rolling out a friendlier and more powerful movie editor

Last year, Google Photos treated iPhone and iPad users to a new, vastly improved video editor. Heavily based on the Clips app originally developed by Fly Labs and acquired by Google in 2015, the basic controls for working with multiple source videos in a timeline were much easier to see and use than other editors of the time, including Apple's own iMovie app. It has been a little more than a year since it launched on iOS, and now the new movie editor is rolling out to Android users.

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Red Magic from Nubia is an extreme gaming phone with convection cooling and a light bar

ZTE sub-brand Nubia is practically unknown in the West, so it will be surprising to many to see this impressive looking gaming phone launched by the Chinese firm. The Red Magic has been designed from the ground up with advanced gamers in mind. It has an ergonomic anodized aluminum chassis, an air convection cooling system, and that all-important LED light strip on the back.

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Dynamite Headdy is the latest SEGA Forever release to land on the Play Store

The SEGA Forever program has seen better days. Back at the beginning of March Sega announced that they would be focusing on direct ports to mobile, instead of ROMs that use their wonky in-house emulator. There are still some new titles planned for the program though, and the recently released Dynamite Headdy is one of them.

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Amazon rolls out Alexa Blueprints for custom skills

Alexa has gobs of skills from companies large and small. Do you have a skill, though? Probably not, but you can in just a few minutes with the new Alexa Blueprints. You can create custom quizzes, FAQs for houseguests, tell your kids interactive stories.

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The Room: Old Sins is officially available on the Play Store

After a rocky beta last week I am happy to report that Fireproof Games have officially released The Room: Old Sins on the Play Store. This is the fourth entry in their graphic adventure series, and you can grab it right now for $4.99. This time around you'll explore an elaborate dollhouse as you follow obscure clues and manipulate bizarre contraptions in the search for an important artifact.

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Motorola introduces its latest budget lineup with launch of Moto G6, G6 Plus, G6 Play, Moto E5, E5 Plus, and E5 Play

For smartphone fans who enjoy a good spoiler, we started the year off with a pretty substantial one, when in mid-January a very convincing peek at Motorola's 2018 lineup surfaced. That included some follow-ups to the affordable Moto G5 family in the form of the Moto G6 and G6 Plus, and it wasn't long before we also got a look at some even more budget-friendly options when a leak outlined the Moto E5 Plus. It had been feeling likely that we'd be seeing at least some of this hardware make its debut this week, ahead of possible sales next month, and today we see that confirmation arrive, as Motorola launches the Moto G6, G6 Plus, G6 Play, E5, E5 Plus, and E5 Play.

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