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Hey Google, what's the song that's all: da daaaa da da daaaa na naa naa ooohh yeah

Hey Google, what's the song that's all: da daaaa da da daaaa na naa naa ooohh yeah

Google Search has long been able to identify songs playing nearby. After waiting anxiously for it to arrive, it finally rolled out for Google Assistant in 2017. Now Google's music identifying capabilities are getting an upgrade: finding the song stuck on the tip of your tongue is now as easy as humming into your phone.

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Scoped storage on Android 11 is ruining the Google Photos experience

Scoped storage on Android 11 is ruining the Google Photos experience

If you plan on buying a phone with Android 11 soon, you'll want to get used to your manufacturer's gallery app. And if you're going to be using Google Photos on something that's not a Pixel, be prepared to confirm every single thing you want to delete on the app. The reason why boils down to a new, well-intentioned policy in the operating system that leaves end users with some annoying consequences.

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Cyberpunk 2077 is coming to Stadia the same day as every other platform

Cyberpunk 2077 is coming to Stadia the same day as every other platform

Well, it's official, Cyberpunk 2077 is coming to Stadia on the same day it will release on every other platform, November 19th. Up until today CD Projekt's official stance was that the game would arrive on Stadia before the year was out even through the studio offered a release date for every other platform, calling into question whether or not the game would arrive on Stadia on the same launch day as PC and consoles. Thankfully CD Projekt has tweeted that the game will arrive on Stadia on the 19th of November, and if you're eager to get your hands on the title, pre-ordering is now available on the Stadia store.

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Poco X3 NFC review: A masterclass in value

Poco X3 NFC review: A masterclass in value

Xiaomi’s been busy this year. In addition to launching a plethora of Xiaomi and Redmi-branded phones, the company’s turned Poco into its own sub-brand, starting with the Poco X2 in February, followed by the Poco F2 Pro in May, Poco M2 Pro in July, plus the Poco X3 NFC and Poco M2 in September. What started off as a single, $300 handset with flagship specs in 2018 — the Poco F1 (or Pocophone F1) — is now an entire product line.

Granted, Xiaomi’s mostly re-branding Redmi devices here, with Poco handsets getting a few hardware and software tweaks like unique memory and storage configurations, and a bespoke launcher.

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The Apple TV app is coming to Android TV, starting with select Sony models

The Apple TV app is coming to Android TV, starting with select Sony models

Google may have introduced Google TV last month, but Apple TV has been around long before that. Problem is, there hasn't been any Apple TV Android app, and that includes for Android TV devices — at least, until now. Select Sony ATV models are beginning to receive an update that installs the Apple TV app, which includes access to Apple TV+, Apple TV channels, new and popular movies, and personalized and curated recommendations.

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T-Mobile's OnePlus 8T+ is IP68-rated, unlike the unlocked 8T

T-Mobile's OnePlus 8T+ is IP68-rated, unlike the unlocked 8T

The OnePlus 8T was announced today, and T-Mobile is the only carrier that will sell it in the US. This time around, T-Mobile's model gets a "+" stuck to the end of the name. It turns out that the T-Mobile model will come with IP68 certification, something that the unlocked model does not boast.

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Google schedules Search On event for October 15

Google schedules Search On event for October 15

Google had hosted its I/O developer conference every year since 2008, but the pandemic got it canceled this year. Instead, the company’s been making smaller announcements all these past few months, like when it introduced the Pixel 4a. In much the same vein, Google is now planning another virtual event, titled Search On. Getting underway tomorrow, October 15, Google intends to focus on the software side of things, specifically its flagship product: Search.

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OnePlus 8T review: Not the value king anymore

OnePlus 8T review: Not the value king anymore

OnePlus is the definition of "disruptor" in the smartphone space — or it used to be. Early devices like the OnePlus One and OnePlus 3 blew minds without burning wallets. Over the years, that value proposition has dwindled as competitors rise to the occasion, bringing us to 2020. OnePlus has a whole "Pro" line of higher-end models now, soon to be augmented by mid-range and budget phones. Among this growing selection, the "base" OnePlus is being lost, and while the 8T is a good phone, it just can't compete on value.

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OnePlus 8T unveiled alongside cheaper OnePlus Buds Z

OnePlus 8T unveiled alongside cheaper OnePlus Buds Z

The leaks and rumors are out of the way, as is OnePlus's trademark teaser campaign, and the OnePlus 8T is now official. It's an iterative upgrade over the OnePlus 8, sure, but there are also some considerable improvements, not least the bump up to a 120Hz display and 65W Warp Charge. With the recent introduction of Android 11, the OnePlus 8T also comes with the latest version of the company's software skin, and OxygenOS 11 is certainly different.

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OnePlus brings new Gray Ash color to the Nord

OnePlus brings new Gray Ash color to the Nord

Even when the limelight is meant to be on the OnePlus 8T today, the company has found a way to keep its mid-ranger Nord phone exciting — by giving it a new color. In addition to the glossy Gray Onyx and Blue Marble looks, we now have a darker, edgier Gray Ash matte finish coming to current Nord markets as soon as tomorrow.

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