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Pixel 6 features that have us very excited

Pixel 6 features that have us very excited

Apple just finished its Unleashed event that delivered almost everything that Mac fans have been wishing for and then some. While on a completely different device category, it definitely sets the mood for Google's Pixel event and raises expectations even higher. Of course, those expectations were already set by innumerable rumors, leaks, and teasers, some of them coming from Google itself. While the fine details have still to be officially confirmed, we know enough about the broad brush strokes to be eager for what could be the Android phone to beat.

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Google Play Data Safety starts accepting developer submissions

Google Play Data Safety starts accepting developer submissions

Privacy has become a hot topic in tech in the past few years, especially on mobile. Apple has even made it an important selling point for its products, especially iPhones and iOS. Google has been working to change the image of Android as a Wild West for privacy-violating apps, and it is introducing a new section on the Google Play Store to give users a clue on what apps are doing with their data. Of course, that doesn't happen by magic, and Google is now pushing developers to start submitting the required information before 2022 deadlines.

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Stadia Controller and Android TV will soon play nicer with each other

Stadia Controller and Android TV will soon play nicer with each other

Stadia has always been an odd duck among Google's myriad products. While it does have ties to the company's expertise in cloud computing and ML-based optimizations to network communications, it was Google's first major foray into the mainstream gaming industry. It also opted to use its Chromecast platform as the launching pad rather than its more mobile Android or even Chrome OS. Android TV support was also almost like an afterthought, but Google seems to be making up for lost time with a stream of new features, including better Stadia Controller support on Android TV.

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Chrome OS might let you run your Android phones’ apps temporarily

Chrome OS might let you run your Android phones’ apps temporarily

Google practically has two major computing platforms, three if you consider the Web, and, once upon a time, these two didn't meet. Today, Chrome OS can almost be considered that one Google OS to rule them all, and its integration with Android is only about to get even deeper. There has been development afoot in a wider bridge between Chrome OS and a connected Android phone, and tomorrow might see a new feature that will finally let you mirror your Android phone's apps on your Chromebook.

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Ghost Pokemon GO right now: How to find 9 species for Halloween

Ghost Pokemon GO right now: How to find 9 species for Halloween

Pokemon GO Research right now includes a significant amount of Ghost Type Pokemon requirements. If you plan on completing the research in a timely fashion, you'll need to start tossing Pokeballs at tens of Ghost Type Pokemon, and keep it up through the end of the month. But wait, you might be saying - how am I supposed to find 9 different species?

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Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro US prices are almost unbelievable

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro US prices are almost unbelievable

The next few days will be rather busy for people in the tech market. Apple will be announcing new Macs powered by a new M1X (or M1 Pro/Max) chips, while Samsung might have a snorefest scheduled as well. Sandwiched in between is what might be Google's biggest show for 2021. The interest around the Pixel 6 and its Pro sibling is definitely high, and the latest leak for its US pricing could make it even higher just days before the phones officially debut.

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Pixel 6 ads and specs leak sets the tone for next week’s event

Pixel 6 ads and specs leak sets the tone for next week’s event

There is pretty much nothing left for Google to surprise the virtual crowd next week when it reveals the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Those leaks, however, may have also worked in its favor to help hype up and generate interest in Google's next big smartphone. Of course, how those specs and features work together still needs to be put to the test, and this latest batch of leaks try to show you'll do exactly that.

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Google just made one major change for mobile search

Google just made one major change for mobile search

Today Google revealed one of the most major changes to the way they deliver information in search results for mobile users. Instead of the classic "next", or "see more" button or a list of "o" letters in the word GOOGLE for more results, there'll be a never-ending scroll effect. This is the feature Google refers to as "continuous scrolling", and it'll be live and in-effect on your device as early as right this minute.

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Power Up Pokestops in Pokemon GO: What do I get?

Power Up Pokestops in Pokemon GO: What do I get?

Today we get our first look at Power Up Pokestops, a new game mechanic in Pokemon GO. This system delivers bonus items and features based on the leveling up of each individual stop. TO BE CLEAR: This might not all work right this minute - Niantic JUST launched the feature, so it may need some work!

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HTC VIVE Flow price, release date, specs in full

HTC VIVE Flow price, release date, specs in full

The HTC VIVE Flow is a VR headset made to take the virtual reality headset universe in a whole new direction. This device is meant to be carried around with the user during the day, and worn by the user anywhere they like - so long as they're sitting still or standing in an area free from danger.

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Pixel 6 might one up Samsung in Android updates

Pixel 6 might one up Samsung in Android updates

For years, Google's phones, whether under the Nexus brand or the newer Pixels, have been the gold standard when it comes to getting regular software updates. Recently, however, other manufacturers have finally wised up and stepped up their game by improving their software update commitments. The biggest splash was made by Samsung last year when it outdid Google with its three-year Android update promise. Unsurprisingly, Google is now believed to be fighting back by regaining its lead with the Pixel 6 coming next week.

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2021 Acer Chromebooks try to hit every segment, size, and budget

2021 Acer Chromebooks try to hit every segment, size, and budget

There have been a couple of new PCs announced in the past few days, and, given Microsoft's latest launches, it's no surprise that they all revolve around Windows 11. Acer does have new Windows 11 PCs to show off, but it is casting its net a bit wider. It has even more new Chromebooks joining its growing army of devices running Google's web-centric OS, and this year's lineup aims for almost every user need and design inclination.

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