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Mythic Quest Season 2 trailer reveals release date with a name change

Mythic Quest Season 2 trailer reveals release date with a name change

The behind-the-scenes trailer for Mythic Quest Season 2 shows creator and star Rob McElhenney describing the greatness of the show. "It's the greatest show in the history of television," says McElhenney, knowing full well that this title actually belongs to the completely unrelated It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. He goes on to note how a bunch of the show's writers and stars have Emmy Awards, revealing that he might be the only one with none.

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Android 12 DP3 update released for Pixels, not for all

Android 12 DP3 update released for Pixels, not for all

Today the latest update to Android was released for the perusal of the lucky few able to access it. With Google I/O 2021 on the horizon, it's just about time for Android 12 to take center stage. With Android 12 Developer Preview 3, Google suggests they're focusing on making the operating system "smarter, easier to use, and better performing" with both privacy and security "at the core." This update can be downloaded today.

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Google I/O 2021 registration opens for virtual event: Dates and details

Google I/O 2021 registration opens for virtual event: Dates and details

Google may have skipped its big developer event last year, but I/O is returning for 2021, though with an online format as you might expect. Announced today, the three day event will kick off on May 18, and as always we're expecting to hear about the latest in Android, Chrome, and some of the more unusual moonshot ideas that Google is known for.

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Android Auto is finally getting the apps drivers really need

Android Auto is finally getting the apps drivers really need

Android Auto looks set to get a whole new batch of apps, with Google opening the door a little wider when it comes to software designed to run on your dashboard. The company is now allowing navigation, parking, and charging apps to publish in the Google Play store, giving the smartphone projection system a much-needed injection of fresh functionality.

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Apple WWDC 2021 dates confirmed as iOS & macOS event stays online

Apple WWDC 2021 dates confirmed as iOS & macOS event stays online

Apple has announced the dates of WWDC 2021, with the next Worldwide Developers Conference sticking with the online format that we've seen the Cupertino firm use to such good effect. The event will begin on June 7 and through through June 11, Apple said today, and be free for all developers to attend.

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Google cuts fees for digital goods and services

Google cuts fees for digital goods and services

Google revealed a new initiative this week to boost the growth power of the everyday average app developer. Starting on July 1, 2021, Google's cutting service fees for Google Play. The Google Play fees for sales of digital goods or services will be cut to 15% for the first $1M (USD) of revenue every developer earns each year. That change will take effect starting on July 1, 2021.

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Google’s Flutter 2 lets developers build apps for Web, foldables

Google’s Flutter 2 lets developers build apps for Web, foldables

"Write once, run everywhere" is one of the long-standing dreams of many programmers, especially as the number of platforms and devices "everywhere" increase. That was the promise that Java, the underlying language of Android, promised but that doesn't hold much water these days. Perhaps it isn't by coincidence that Google, who has gotten into legal trouble over Java, is the one pushing for the next cross-platform app development framework and it might have just achieved that with the Flutter 2.0 release.

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Android 12 DP 1.1 released today with battery fix, issue cleanup

Android 12 DP 1.1 released today with battery fix, issue cleanup

A new release of Android 12 in a Developer Preview version 1.1 was delivered today, March 3, 2021. This release was given build number SPP1.210122.022, complete with emulator support including x86 (64-bit), and ARM (v8-A) just like its predecessor. This release includes a March 2021 security patch and Google Play services 21.02.14.

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Razer DevCon revealed: 4 hours of Chroma, Gold, and THX

Razer DevCon revealed: 4 hours of Chroma, Gold, and THX

There'll be a bunch of Razer news appearing in early May, thanks to a new event called Razer DevCon. This new event will likely follow along with developer events tied to companies like Apple and Google, delivering talks on the latest in Razer-made developer-friendly software and opportunities for Razer-made software integration. This event will take place on May 7, 2021.

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Samsung Galaxy S2 gets Android 11 update (with LineageOS)

Samsung Galaxy S2 gets Android 11 update (with LineageOS)

The Samsung Galaxy S2 (or Galaxy S II, if you prefer,) works with Android 11 based on LineageOS 18.1 right this minute. The update was released in an earlier form at the tail end of last year, for the most intrepid and brave developers working on the fringe of code life. Now you'll be able to load this software with confidence - if you're confident in the developers behind the project.

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Call of Duty updates might not fit on a 500GB PS4

Call of Duty updates might not fit on a 500GB PS4

If you're planning on keeping two Call of Duty games on one PlayStation 4, you might need to buy a new external harddrive. The latest update to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone will be massive. Season Two file sizes are huge, gigantic, and so undeniably massive that you'll want to get a bag of popcorn ready before you start reading this list.

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Google Alto is “A Little Teachable Object” for machine learning

Google Alto is “A Little Teachable Object” for machine learning

Google Creative Lab this week revealed a project called Alto. Alto by Google Creative Lab is a "teachable object using the Coral USB Accelerator." It's made to allow users to get a very basic handle on machine learning in a way that's adaptable to hardware projects of all sorts. The code and template for this project are all free for access.

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