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Chrome 57 promises to be less power-hungry, throttles JS timers

Chrome 57 promises to be less power-hungry, throttles JS timers

There recently was a mini browser war between Microsoft and Opera that revolved around power consumption. While the two naturally didn’t see eye to eye on who used up less power, they seem to implicitly agree on who was the worst offender: Google Chrome. Unsurprisingly, Google fired off its own retort but it also admits there’s still work to be done. In version 57 of Chrome, part of that work has been implemented by taking down abusive Javascript timers down a notch.

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Google Home app’s Listen tab curates your music for you

Google Home app’s Listen tab curates your music for you

The Google Home app, formerly known as Google Cast, is the user’s only visible gateway to Google’s screen-less devices, like the Chromecast, Cast-enabled speakers, and, of course, the Google Home. As a gateway, however, it’s pretty basic and doesn’t exactly make some action convenient. Like looking for music to cast to devices, for example, which you’d have to do in each and every app on your own. Not anymore. Google has just inserted a new Listen tab to the app to make concocting the perfect playlist a breeze.

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Google Pixel 2 detail releases hit the leak valve

Google Pixel 2 detail releases hit the leak valve

The first two bits of information about the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel XL 2 have been spilled. It's the names of the devices, code-names along the lines of previous releases, that've gone and brought us into the excitement realm. This first dabbing of information suggests that codenames Muskie and Walleye have been chosen for the next Pixel smartphones.

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Gmail update allows requesting and sending money

Gmail update allows requesting and sending money

The folks responsible for developing Gmail have teamed up with the folks behind Google Wallet to put money in email. Transferring money from one person to the other takes place within the Gmail app or in Gmail on the web. Users can send money or claim money. The best bit about this update is the lack of need for a separate app from the receiving end of the transaction.

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Galaxy S8 launcher found with icons

Galaxy S8 launcher found with icons

The launcher for the Samsung Galaxy S8 has appeared this afternoon thanks to an anonymous tip to SlashGear. This launcher is appearing just before the full reveal of the Samsung Galaxy S8, a device that'll do battle with the iPhone 8 and/or the iPhone 7s before the end of the year. Until then, there's the LG G6, a device which will have the shortest wait to launch as it comes to market first of the three this year.

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OPPO just made the ultimate Snapchat phone

OPPO just made the ultimate Snapchat phone

This morning the smartphone company OPPO introduced a smartphone that's perfect for Snapchat. Not that other phones can't do something similar, but with the OPPO F3 Plus, users have two front-facing cameras instead of one. Just for those times when they're thinking "hmm, you know what? I need another camera to make certain my face looks perfect for this particular Snap."

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Galaxy Tab S3 pricing revealed by Best Buy

Galaxy Tab S3 pricing revealed by Best Buy

Back at MWC 2017, Samsung finally pulled the veil back on the Galaxy Tab S3. Thanks to a number of rumors before this reveal, we knew the tablet was coming, but it was nice to get confirmation nonetheless. Now it's time for Samsung to start ramping up toward release, and a new Galaxy Tab S3 listing on Best Buy's website is delivering some important details on pricing.

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TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 makes Android Wear high-end

TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 makes Android Wear high-end

This week the folks at TAG Heuer and Intel have revealed the newest in high-end smartwatch power. This is the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45, a 1.39-inch AMOLED touchscreen display-toting smartwatch with Android Wear 2.0. This watch is meant to aim for those that wish to roll with the newest in new smartwatch technology alongside top-end hardware from a brand the legacy watch industry has grown to trust.

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Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 8 Release Date Battle

Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 8 Release Date Battle

The differences between the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 8 (or iPhone 7s) will be grand - never before will the two phones look more different from one another. Their functionality will also appear different - running the latest Samsung-modified version of Android on one device has never looked more different from Apple's iOS than here in the year 2017. But once that release date comes for both devices, you can bet they'll be sparring up close and personal in the minds of millions.

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Pokemon GO update: Tier List for Gym Defenders and Attackers

Pokemon GO update: Tier List for Gym Defenders and Attackers

This afternoon as we're moving past the latest Pokemon GO update, we've compiled a couple of lists. The first list shows the best Pokemon in the game for defending a Pokemon Gym. The second list shows which Pokemon are the best attackers in the game - and of course that's relegated to a Gym for now, too. In the near future we'll have need for additional lists for non-standard Pokemon battles, but for now - here's the best of the best!

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Google’s #myAndroid lets you discover your perfect home screen

Google’s #myAndroid lets you discover your perfect home screen

If there’s one thing Android is famous, sometimes infamous, for is the sheer amount of customization possibilities available to the user. Even without diving into power user knobs and switches, anyone can tweak their home screen (and more) to suit their tastes and needs. The sheer number of options, however, can also have a paralyzing effect. To help users make sense of the chaos, Google has silently launched a new #myAndroid web tool that tries to recommend some options for you. And all you need to do is take a quiz.

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Google and Levi’s smart jacket will cost $350 starting this fall

Google and Levi’s smart jacket will cost $350 starting this fall

Those interested in the merging of technology and fashion likely remember the smart denim jacket that was announced at Google's I/O conference last year. Developed in partnership with Levi's, the connected clothing item uses Google's Project Jacquard conductive fabric technology to allow touching the jacket in different ways to control a smartphone. Dubbed the Levi’s Commuter Trucker Jacket, it was promised to be more than just a concept, and would be available to consumers in 2017.

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