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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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Google no longer needs CAPTCHA to tell humans and bots apart

Google no longer needs CAPTCHA to tell humans and bots apart

Anyone who's used the internet in the last decade should be immediately familiar with the reCAPTCHA system (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart), the little box on websites that has users type in distorted words or click on a checkbox to prove they're human. Well, this could soon all be a thing of the past, as Google has revealed it's developed a way to make the reCAPTCHA system completely invisible, with no need for human input.

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How to get Relay 8.1 Beta app for Android with more Material

How to get Relay 8.1 Beta app for Android with more Material

This afternoon we're having a look at the newest version of the Reddit browsing app Relay - in its newest Beta edition. This newest edition has a set of features which make it indispensable to users on the fringe of browsing madness. If you're still here, you're quite likely prepared to have a peek at this newest version of the app.

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Waymo demands court slams brakes on Uber autonomous cars

Waymo demands court slams brakes on Uber autonomous cars

Waymo has asked a court to block Uber from running its self-driving cars, after accusing the ride-sharing company of stealing key sensor tech from the Alphabet-owned firm. The former Google autonomous car division filed against Uber back in February, alleging that Otto, the autonomous tech firm set up by ex-Google engineer Anthony Levandowski and acquired by Uber in 2016 for $680m, copied proprietary information about numerous aspects of the team's hardware and software. Among that treasure-trove, details on the bespoke LIDAR laser ranging system that Waymo developed in-house.

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Google Drive updated with Vault, Team Drives, Quick Access and more

Google Drive updated with Vault, Team Drives, Quick Access and more

Google has added new tools to its online cloud storage service, Drive. Among these new tools, as Google calls them, is the Google Vault for Drive capabilities, giving admins control over files stored within a Drive account. There’s also Team Drives, a way for teams of people to better manage their shared cloud files and their overall team members. Google is also making it easier to find files using machine intelligence-based Quick Access.

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A new Google Pixel XL Review in brief, 5-months later

A new Google Pixel XL Review in brief, 5-months later

It's been 5 months since I started using a Google Pixel XL and, like no other phone before it, I can't imagine switching to any other device. While it's quite possible the newest wave of smartphones from brands like Samsung and LG will out-style and out-display the Pixel with their newest devices this year, there's little real reason why I'd feel the need to switch. Our initial Google Pixel Review took place back in October of 2016 when the smartphone launched - can sustained quality over this period of time make the heart fonder?

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Pokemon GO’s Eevee evolution update and future news

Pokemon GO’s Eevee evolution update and future news

Now that Gen 2 of Pokemon GO has been released, Eevee is no longer the star of the game. Or at least that would be true if Gen 2 didn't include two more Eevee evolutions in Espeon and Umbreon - but there we have it. While more powerful Pokemon exist, and easier-to-catch Pokemon exist, there's no more pervasive Pokemon base and evolution combo that's better captured the imagination of the masses that play Pokemon GO. Part of the reason why is in the seemingly random (but not actually random) nature of Eevee's evolutionary forms.

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Google Store lets you order from another country with a caveat

Google Store lets you order from another country with a caveat

Google may have its own online device store but its availability has been fairly limited to a handful of countries. Even worse for those living outside those countries, there was no way for them to even place an order, requiring them to rely on the kindness and understanding of friends and relatives living there. That now changes with Google allowing anyone to place an order from anywhere in the world. There’s just one catch. Google will still only ship those products to supported countries.

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