Google Pixel and Pixel XL phone backup issue affects some users

Google Pixel and Pixel XL phone backup issue affects some users

Google Pixel owners have taken to the company's Product Forums to complain about a new software issue: the phone isn't backing up properly, in some cases failing to backup everything including call history, text messages, and app data, among other things. Many users are reporting this problem, indicating it is at least a moderately widespread problem, and there doesn't appear to be any reliable fix at this time.

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Halo Wars 2 DLC has been delayed over game-breaking bug

Halo Wars 2 DLC has been delayed over game-breaking bug

343 Industries has announced that the DLC for Halo Wars 2 that was supposed to go live in recent days has been delayed due to a 'game-breaking' bug. Due to pestering from gamers who wanted to know more about that bug, the company has released more details, explaining that the issue involved the in-game vehicles Skitterers. At close to the last minute, testers found that the bug would cause a Skitterer to keep firing at a target regardless of how far away it moved, opening the door to very annoyed players and skewed gameplay.

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Moto Z2 Play leaks in press photos: more of the same, only better

Moto Z2 Play leaks in press photos: more of the same, only better

Yet another Motorola smartphone has leaked, this time the Moto Z2 Play. The handset has been shown front, side, and back in what appears to be a trio of press photos, all three of them laying bare everything the phone has to offer (as far as aesthetics are concerned). Assuming the leaked photo is an accurate look at the handset, it is clear Motorola hasn't made many changes over the current version, and that's not a bad thing.

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BMW Hoverbike LEGO Review

BMW Hoverbike LEGO Review

This week we're taking a peek at a LEGO motorcycle [BMW R 1200 GS Adventure] that can be re-built as a hoverbike. It's completely batty, to be sure - but the appeal in having a BMW-branded hoverbike was more than I could handle. I had to built it - and built it I did. It took a few hours (spread out over a few days, about an hour off and on each day), and was quite enjoyable to see unfold. The build you're seeing here photographed by SlashGear is the Hoverbike part of this equation.

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Lyrid Meteor Shower starts tonight: how and where to watch

Lyrid Meteor Shower starts tonight: how and where to watch

The second notable meteor shower of 2017 is kicking off tonight, and it'll be your best chance of seeing the celestial event. The Lyrid Meteor Shower will be happening on both April 22 and 23, but if you can't catch it tonight, tomorrow's viewing will be less notable, so take note. NASA says viewers will be able to watch the meteor shower by finding the the Summer Triangle in the sky, where about 18 meteors will pass every hour.

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Legend’s Galaxy S8 is made with 24k gold and crocodile leather

Legend’s Galaxy S8 is made with 24k gold and crocodile leather

Legend, the company that dazzles up smartphones with a large dose of luxury, has taken the wraps off its new 24k gold and crocodile leather versions of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus. Both refined models are being offered in limited quantities; buyers get to choose between the 'exotic leather' edition or a different version featuring 24k gold and diamonds. Customization options are added on top of it all, including the option of adding gemstones and more.

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Twitch wants non-partners to make money from gaming

Twitch wants non-partners to make money from gaming

When you're just starting out as a streamer, making money on Twitch can be kind of difficult. As it is, you pretty much need to rely on donations from viewers to make any cash until you grow your viewer base large enough to be admitted into Twitch's partner program. That's all about to change, with Twitch introducing a new system to allow even up-and-coming streamers to generate income while using the platform.

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The 5 best Galaxy S8 phone cases released so far

The 5 best Galaxy S8 phone cases released so far

Partners of Samsung have brought out their big guns when it comes to Galaxy S8 cases and Galaxy S8 Plus cases this week. These cases are first to store racks - and they come from brands we know and trust. This first collection of cases we're running down works with legacy understanding of defense power and durability as well as comfort and aesthetic appeal. For both the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ (or S8 Plus, however you like it), these are the best of the best.

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The Galaxy S8 deals you need today

The Galaxy S8 deals you need today

It's the Samsung Galaxy S8's big day, and that means there are deals for the taking. If you haven't already preordered the phone, now is your chance to jump on one of several promotions being offered by a handful of carriers, including things like a free handset, a buy-one-get-one deal, and/or low down payments. Most of these deals are limited-time offers and, in some cases, they require you to port a number over. Ready to take the plunge? Read on to find the best deal for you!

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The brains behind Google’s AI chips are starting a rival business

The brains behind Google’s AI chips are starting a rival business

A stealth startup of former Google engineers is working on an artificial intelligence chip that could outshine their former employer's much-vaunted TensorFlow tech. Dubbed Groq, the clandestine company has shared little of its plans or roadmap, though recent filings suggest more than $10m in funding has already been secured. More than four-fifths of the original Google TPU team are now working there.

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Call of Duty: WWII revealed, brings the series back to its roots

Call of Duty: WWII revealed, brings the series back to its roots

As expected, Activision has revealed the next Call of Duty, and we're going back to World War II. Call of Duty: WWII will take us back to the series' beginnings, confirming information from a number of leaks ahead of this announcement. Activision itself even indicated something like this would happen earlier this year, when Activision hosted something of a year-in-review conference call with investors.

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iPhone 8 images match previous Touch ID schematics

iPhone 8 images match previous Touch ID schematics

Earlier this week we saw an iPhone 8 leak which suggested that the Touch ID sensor would migrate to the back of Apple's next phone. Today we're looking at a set of renders which make the exact same case for the smartphone. The possibility of one source rendering images based on the other is real - but the possibility that they're independently sourced is also quite likely.

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