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Pixel 2 Visual Core Activated: Camera update magic

Pixel 2 Visual Core Activated: Camera update magic

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have a special processor inside developed by Google for their visual brains specifically. These devices hadn't had this processor activated before this week - now it's ready to roll. What follows is our analyzation of what's been improved. Spoiler alert: photos look a whole lot more awesome.

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Google Search gets a dedicated stocks and finance tab

Google Search gets a dedicated stocks and finance tab

Google has observed a big change in interest regarding stocks and finance over the last five years, and so it is introducing a new search feature that will cater to those users. Google Search on both mobile web and desktop are getting a new "expanded finance experience," says Google, which introduces a new tab to the search menu called "Finance." The tab is dedicated to financial details.

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Android Cheeseburger Emoji fixed: Our long national nightmare is over

Android Cheeseburger Emoji fixed: Our long national nightmare is over

Thank goodness, some good news is finally here - Google's taken the time to correct an egregious error. Before today, the Google-designed emoji for the *burger* had its ingredients out of order. It went bun, lettuce, tomato, burger, cheese, bun. That's complete madness of course - the correct order has the cheese ABOVE the burger, to ensure maximum taste and minimum soggy bun.

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Pokemon GO update: Ho-oh Returns!

Pokemon GO update: Ho-oh Returns!

Thanks to all the "hard work" Pokemon GO trainers did during Thanksgiving week last week, Ho-Oh returned to the game once again. This week the legendary bird Pokemon was announced to invade the world's Ex-Raids without mercy. As such, we'll likely see a whole lot more participants in each raid battle as winter begins to descend upon our ever-crunchier bodies and bones.

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Android peek feature just out-cammed iPhone X

Android peek feature just out-cammed iPhone X

Android over-the-shoulder peeking alert technology is just about to be presented by Google for Pixel devices. The feature wont be implemented on Google Pixel Android smartphones for some unknown period of time - but it would seem that the tech is already here, and it already works pretty gosh-darned well. This feature uses the smartphone's front-facing camera to detect faces other than the phone owner, then alerting the phone owner that someone is looking over their shoulder.

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uBreakiFix to offer out of warranty Google Pixelbook replacements

uBreakiFix to offer out of warranty Google Pixelbook replacements

Google’s own Chromebooks have never really been on the “cheap” side but the Pixelbook takes it to a whole new level. The latest Chrome OS flagship easily costs $999 at its most basic configuration. With higher prices come higher risks and higher desires to protect that investment. uBreakiFix, who has been offering walk-in, same-day repairs for both generations of Pixel phones, has struck yet another partnership with Google on the Pixelbook. This time, however, there’s a bit of a twist.

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Pixel 2, 2 XL random reboots could be related to LTE

Pixel 2, 2 XL random reboots could be related to LTE

Just when you thought the string of complaints against the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were over, here comes yet another one. Actually, it’s an old one that may have just received an important clue towards its solution. Second gen Pixel owners have been reporting random reboots of their phones and, given their randomness, no answer was yet given, even by Google. Naturally, some users did their own sleuthing and at least one may have finally stumbled upon a clue: the Pixel 2’s LTE functionality.

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YouTube loses major advertisers over controversial videos

YouTube loses major advertisers over controversial videos

YouTube has lost major advertisers as the controversy over inappropriate videos targeting and featuring minors on its site grows. At the heart of the matter are a glut of videos hosted on YouTube that feature predatory comments directed at children, as well as inappropriate videos that target and/or feature minors. YouTube has taken steps to address the problems amid the controversy, but it hasn't been enough to stop some brands from pulling their ads.

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Project Fi Android One Moto X4 deal offers $100 service credit

Project Fi Android One Moto X4 deal offers $100 service credit

Project Fi is offering buyers $100 in service credit if they purchase a Moto X4. The deal isn't for any Moto X4, though; you'll need to buy the Android One Moto X4 offered through the Project Fi online store, which is itself offered both as a one-time payment and under a monthly device payment arrangement. The promotion is available as a Black Friday deal and as such will only be around for a few days.

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Pokemon GO Event bringing big bonuses today [UPDATE]

Pokemon GO Event bringing big bonuses today [UPDATE]

This week Pokemon GO users will find a number of bonuses applied to their everyday game, thanks to millions of users worldwide. The challenges set up by Niantic earlier this month had users aim to catch thousands, then millions of Pokemon in a short period of time. While some nay-sayers doubted the possibility, trainers made with the catching and attained every goal possible.

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Android 8.1 released to the select, elite few

Android 8.1 released to the select, elite few

Today the final preview version of Android 8.1 Oreo was released to those users that've opted in to the program. This version of Android brings features to Android Go, Neural Networks API features for a number of devices, and enhancements based on user feedback. This version of Android brings power to Google Pixel and Google Nexus devices right off the bat.

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Google’s planning a radical new dual-screen device

Google’s planning a radical new dual-screen device

Google began planning a new sort of notebook that allows more than one person to experience the same device in different rooms. The device is a laptop computer which detaches in the middle - and both the lower half and the upper half can work independent of one another. These two computers can also act as one, the lower half converting into a touchscreen keypad whilst not in use for other activities.

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