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Google Go app released worldwide: Simple, light, live search at last

Google Go app released worldwide: Simple, light, live search at last

The Google Go app was released to the whole world today after a limited release in a few countries earlier this year. This app is the embodiment of the dream hatched with the app known as Google Goggles. The Google Go app is a small, quick, light app that allows the user to employ Google Lens live translation on anything the camera can see - and it has a few other features about which Google is also excited

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7-11 app lures Beta app testers with store points

7-11 app lures Beta app testers with store points

There's a 7-11 app here in the United States that's released a Beta version for product testing. This app was recently given a big update with Mobile Checkout and what's called "7NOW delivery" - but the interesting bit is the call out to the public issued by the Product Owner for 7-Eleven's apps just this week on Reddit. There he suggested that beta testers would get "reward points" for signing up, and that he'd be looking to get some "exclusive rewards and benefits" for testers as they "scale the beta group up" later this year.

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Casio Pro Trek WSD-F21HR smartwatch adds heart rate monitor

Casio Pro Trek WSD-F21HR smartwatch adds heart rate monitor

The newest smartwatch from Casio carries the same Casio Pro Trek nomenclature of the 2017 device from the same brand. This version of the watch brings updated specifications throughout the hardware, including a new heart rate monitor/optical sensor and new abilities using Google's Wear OS. This device is extremely similar to its predecessor - almost shockingly similar.

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Microsoft SMS Organizer offers text message sanity to more countries

Microsoft SMS Organizer offers text message sanity to more countries

While it may seem that most of the world has moved away from SMS and towards instant messaging, the fact is that the world still revolves around good old simple and insecure text messages. It may still be limited in length compared to email but, just like email, the volume of text messages one can receive in a day can be quite harrowing for some people. That's why Microsoft introduced the SMS Organizer app to bring the same features email apps and services provide to keep those text messages from overwhelming users.

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Nokia 3 V Verizon phone de-emphasizes cameras

Nokia 3 V Verizon phone de-emphasizes cameras

The cost of the Nokia 3 V for Verizon in the USA is almost more important than the abilities with which it is delivered. If you were to read the documentation with which the device is revealed, you'd find the word "camera" only once, and no mention of what this device's camera is able to capture. This phone is a simple piece of hardware capable of smart functionality.

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Razer Phone Android 9 update rolled out and paused over Game Booster bug

Razer Phone Android 9 update rolled out and paused over Game Booster bug

Razer has recently taken some flack over its half-hearted commitment to supporting its existing Android phones, especially its first Android phone. The company has seemingly finally heard those cries and has started rolling out Android 9 Pie for the Razer Phone 1. Unfortunately, despite the long wait, it seems that Razer may have still let a major bug through, forcing it to halt what should have been good news for the phone's owners.

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Huawei Kirin 990 to catch up with rivals on its own

Huawei Kirin 990 to catch up with rivals on its own

One of Huawei's biggest challenges in light of the US blacklisting is its ability to stand on its own, even without US technologies. One of the key pieces is the silicon that drives its smartphones in the form of HiSilicon Kirin processors. Huawei has been advertising the capabilities of its latest Kirin chips, pitting them against the likes of Qualcomm's Snapdragons, but it might be only with the Kirin 990 that the company will finally catch up with one of the trends in the mobile market: 4K video recording.

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This is Google Stadia’s launch games list

This is Google Stadia’s launch games list

Today we're updating our big list of Google Stadia games to see how far Google's gotten since they first launched "Project Stream." This newest list includes the games announced at today's Stadia Connect event. This list is a relative must-have game list for some, and a "that makes sense" sort of games list for others - either way, there are certainly some winners amongst the mass.

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Google Duo rolls out night-friendly low light video call button

Google Duo rolls out night-friendly low light video call button

Google's video chat app Google Duo just got a new feature for the dark. This update to the Google Duo app allows the person on the receiving end of a call with a person in the dark to lighten up the situation. This feature is meant to tackle what Google suggested was "one particular condition" they saw people struggle with "across cultures and environments." The struggle of which they spoke is poor lighting.

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NVIDIA GeForce NOW game streaming Android Beta release revealed

NVIDIA GeForce NOW game streaming Android Beta release revealed

The system known as NVIDIA GeForce NOW was previously in free Beta for PC, Mac, and SHIELD TV, now it'll be opened on Android devices of several sorts. NVIDIA announced several feature updates to GeForce NOW today, also including the transition to RTX-enabled graphics processors for certain regions. NVIDIA also gave a cryptic note on the timing for release of the full service, suggesting "the sun is starting to set on the free beta period."

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Pokemon GO Shiny Carvanha and Shiny Barboach hit Water Festival

Pokemon GO Shiny Carvanha and Shiny Barboach hit Water Festival

There's a Water Type Pokemon GO event coming soon, and both Magikarp and Gyarados are invited. Much like the first Pokemon GO Shiny Magikarp event, this event is Water-based. This means that Water Type Pokemon will appear more commonly - and not just in areas near water. There'll be new Shiny Pokemon too.

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Google stops GPS data sharing with carriers UPDATE

Google stops GPS data sharing with carriers UPDATE

The global network carrier service from Google called "Mobile Network Insights" is no more. This is according to a report from Reuters where Google spokeswoman Victoria Keough confirmed the move. Exact reasoning has not been shared - but anonymous sources suggest that the program was closed in April "due to concerns about data privacy."

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