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Google Calendar and Google Keep get dark mode on Android

Google Calendar and Google Keep get dark mode on Android

When Google revealed version 2 of its Material Design language, one of the most immediate reactions of users was that it was too white and bright. Never mind how it threatened to sear images onto people's retinas, it seemed almost antithetical to the whole "dark mode" movement that's trying to save batteries and eyes. since then, Google has started updating at least its mobile apps to offer dark themes and the two latest to get that option are Google Calendar and Google Keep.

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Pixel 3a issue: Random shutdown and the fallout

Pixel 3a issue: Random shutdown and the fallout

Several Google Pixel 3a users found themselves at the receiving end of a software issue over the last couple weeks. Users found that their phone will shut down - seemingly at random. The only fix seems to be a hard reset, which apparently does not do the trick for longer than a few hours at a time.

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Google Glass is back – so is AR uncertainty

Google Glass is back – so is AR uncertainty

Google Glass is back from the dead, with a new $999 headset that delivers upgraded capabilities, longer battery life, and the promise of new confusion around augmented reality. The Glass Enterprise Edition 2 is, as the name makes clear, not really intended for consumers. Instead, Google is hoping to convince businesses that their workers should be wearing a computer.

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Galaxy Note 10 preview guide: New specs and feature expectations

Galaxy Note 10 preview guide: New specs and feature expectations

There's a Samsung Galaxy Note 10 coming your way later this year, and it's going to be a doozy of a device. Over the past few weeks we've been gathering and analyzing all reputable Samsung Galaxy Note 10 leaks, and today we've compiled the lot into a relatively easy-reading short format. Here lies the latest report on the Galaxy Note 10 in the weeks and months before its release.

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Google built a lung cancer diagnosing AI and the implications are huge

Google built a lung cancer diagnosing AI and the implications are huge

An innovative system to predict lung cancer could make a huge change in survival rates, with Google exploring how artificial intelligence could dramatically improve diagnosis rates. Despite advances in cancer treatment, lung cancer remains one of the most deadly diseases, not least because difficulty in identifying it among patients means it can often be too late to address.

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New Google Glass E2 as team exits X, now Google proper

New Google Glass E2 as team exits X, now Google proper

Google buried the lede with their newest Google Glass press release, focusing on the newest device rather than the group's biggest move to date. The group responsible for Google Glass will, for the first time since inception, move from Alphabet's "X" to Google proper. This move was made, according to Google, to "meet the demands of the growing market for wearables in the workplace and to better scale our enterprise efforts."

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Why Nokia OZO audio on an OPPO phone should light your fire

Why Nokia OZO audio on an OPPO phone should light your fire

What on earth is going on with Nokia OZO Audio, and why is it important to the phone called OPPO Reno 10x Zoom Edition? Since we've been following along with both brands for approximately a decade, we're ready to explore this strange pairing with aplomb. Nokia is a brand that creates all sorts of things, now - and OPPO is one of the most interesting smartphone brands in the world.

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Huawei speaks out on Android ban

Huawei speaks out on Android ban

Huawei has reacted to Google's block on key Android apps and features at the behest of the US government, insisting that existing devices won't suddenly lose features, and pointing to its own enhancements to Android. The Chinese telecoms company found itself added to the Trump administration's blacklist late last week, a decision which could have a massive impact on smartphone and tablet sales outside of China.

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Google quietly drops its most creative Pixel accessories

Google quietly drops its most creative Pixel accessories

Buying a case alongside a new phone is something a lot of people do, and ever since the days of the Nexus 6, Google has offered some pretty unique cases for its first-party phones. First we had Live Cases, which could be matched to a live wallpaper and even featured an NFC button on some models that could be used for a few different shortcuts. Then, when the Pixel 3 hit the scene, Google rolled out My Cases, which sported user-uploaded images to make them truly unique.

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Google says a recovery phone number does wonders for security

Google says a recovery phone number does wonders for security

We hear lots of stories of people getting hacked or getting duped into giving out personal information but despite their growing regularity, few take action to protect their online identities. Many presume it's not going to happen to them until it does. Some consider the setup a hassle while others find entering a PIN code in addition to a password too inconvenient. Google's latest study, however, reveals that even just adding your phone number as a recovery method for your Google Account is enough to block majority of hacking and phishing attempts.

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Existing Huawei phone owners can breathe easy just for a bit

Existing Huawei phone owners can breathe easy just for a bit

If you imagined Samsung having a PR panic attack over the Galaxy Fold fiasco last month, you can probably imagine how Huawei is taking all the recent news that has been gnawing at its image in the past days. The US is finally ready to show it has more than just bark and has started to push Huawei into a corner. Google will reportedly stop licensing new Huawei phones but now it is officially reassuring existing owners they have nothing to worry about.

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Huawei’s Android nightmare just got much, much worse

Huawei’s Android nightmare just got much, much worse

Google will cut off Huawei’s access to key Android apps and updates, it’s reported, as the Chinese company takes another hit in the US government’s trade war. Although relatively absent from US shelves, Huawei has a huge smartphone business in Europe and Asia, which could well be significantly impacted by the change.

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