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First leaks reveal Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21 Ultra design and release date

First leaks reveal Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21 Ultra design and release date

If you're eagerly waiting to get your hands on Samsung's 2021 flagship, new leaks have revealed a couple of details about it, showing the phone's potential design and release date. As this information isn't official, the actual Galaxy S21 may look different, but this leak still sheds some light as to what to expect early next year.

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Nest Hello's spooky Halloween sounds are back, this time for Canada as well

Nest Hello's spooky Halloween sounds are back, this time for Canada as well

It's almost Halloween again, and you know what that means: the option for spooky seasonal sounds from your Nest Hello doorbell. There's no better way to get in the spirit than some scary noises yourself every time someone's at your front door.

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16 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (10/12/20 - 10/18/20)

16 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (10/12/20 - 10/18/20)

Welcome to the roundup of the new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today's list is broken up into several segments, ranging from best, average, to mediocre game releases from the last week. So whether you're looking for the best games of quality or are simply looking for the latest gacha releases, you're covered. Of course, I have a few highlights to share, including the rough launch of a map-based Pac-Man game, a story-driven puzzler all about evoking emotion, and a fantastic text-based game that explores memory loss as a mechanic.

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OnePlus 8T teardown by JerryRigEverything reveals two batteries and thermal paste galore

OnePlus 8T teardown by JerryRigEverything reveals two batteries and thermal paste galore

A new phone debut typically means another new JerryRigEverything torture test, and that's indeed the case with the OnePlus 8T. Zack from JerryRigEverything has already taken some picks and blades to OnePlus's latest flagship, and it fares about as well as one would expect.

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Google Assistant Driving Mode starts showing up, one year after its announcement

Google Assistant Driving Mode starts showing up, one year after its announcement

You've always been able to run the Android Auto app on your phone to get a better/safer interface while driving, but Google doesn't widely advertise that functionality (the Auto app is mainly used for connecting to car entertainment systems), and it doesn't always work correctly. Google announced a replacement over a year ago at Google I/O, and it's finally showing up on phones.

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14 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks including Ratio, Amazon AR Player, and OnePlus Messages (10/3/20 - 10/17/20)

14 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks including Ratio, Amazon AR Player, and OnePlus Messages (10/3/20 - 10/17/20)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous two weeks or so. Today's roundup is sponsored by droidcon, and this year's conference will feature three events you can easily watch from the comfort of your home. Of course, we also have a few notable titles to share with everyone, such as a new minimal launcher called Ratio, a free augmented reality app from Amazon that's themed for Halloween, and OnePlus Messages finally made its way to the Play Store. So without further ado, here are all of the new and notable Android apps released on the Play Store in the last two weeks.

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NASA just gave Nokia millions of dollars to upgrade the moon's cell service

NASA just gave Nokia millions of dollars to upgrade the moon's cell service

Much like Gru, Nokia has always been obsessed with stealing the moon. Okay, maybe that's a stretch, but the company has taken a very keen interest in developing technology for lunar missions. Back in 2018, Nokia was working on a system that would bring LTE connectivity to everyone's favorite lumpy gray rock. Now NASA has agreed to hand over 14.1 million dollars to help make Nokia's dream a reality.

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BMW is finally rolling out the Android Auto update over the air

BMW is finally rolling out the Android Auto update over the air

BMW was one of the last automakers to add Android Auto to its vehicles, and owners with compatible cars still have to go to the dealer to get the update. That's changing soon, though; BMW has just announced that an over-the-air update will start rolling out "over the coming weeks."

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All the games on Google Stadia (Update: Young Souls and Phoenix Point)

All the games on Google Stadia (Update: Young Souls and Phoenix Point)

Google's cloud gaming service, Stadia, began trialing on November 19 (2019), and even though you needed a $130 Founder's Edition kit to gain access, Google eventually opened the floodgates to everyone in August (2020). So far, many games have been announced for the service, and we expect more of them to pop up as we go along. Of course, it can be a difficult to keep track of things in this fast-moving industry, so we've got you covered with a handy list of all the titles that have been announced for Stadia.

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Carl Pei confirms his departure from OnePlus

Carl Pei confirms his departure from OnePlus

Carl Pei was one of the founders of OnePlus, alongside Pete Lau, and helped turn the company from a little-known "startup" (read: division of OPPO) into one of the most popular Android smartphone brands worldwide. However, Pei has seemingly now left his role at the company after nearly seven years.

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