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Google Pixel 2 could pull an Apple and drop headphone jack

Google Pixel 2 could pull an Apple and drop headphone jack

A few days back, Google confirmed that there will be a new Pixel phone released in 2017. Obviously, Google's going to look to make a number of improvements with this new device, but today we're hearing that it might take a step back in some regards, as the Pixel is rumored to lose its 3.5mm headphone jack with this latest iteration. It wouldn't be the first phone to do so, as Apple famously dropped the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, prompting much controversy in doing so.

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Pokemon GO: Eevee evolutions and Special Items update

Pokemon GO: Eevee evolutions and Special Items update

The most common question asked by Pokemon GO users since the dawn of the game involves Eevee. How do I evolve Eevee to get the evolution I want? Originally we'd been relying on three names to get each of the three different Eeveelutions - now there's a couple more. Our most recently updated list of Eeveelutions includes Umbreon and Espeon, and we've got some news on the "how to get Special Items" for evolutions as well.

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Google Home is particularly vulnerable to fake news

Google Home is particularly vulnerable to fake news

Ever since the results of the US elections late last year, fake news has been one of the rather thorny issues plaguing the tech world. The Internet has made it all too easy to spread misinformation, especially when dressed up as legitimate and authoritative news. Although not as derided over fake news as Facebook, Google hasn’t exactly gotten away scot-free. And now it might even be put under a bigger spotlight after it was discovered that Google Home, through really no fault of its own, has a fake news problem as well.

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Google Play celebrates 5 years with top 5 lists

Google Play celebrates 5 years with top 5 lists

Google Play is now 5 years old. No, that doesn’t mean that Android is that old as well. Google Play, specifically Google Play Store, just replaced the Android Market back in March 2012 to become a one stop shop not just for apps but for all sorts of digital content. That includes music, books, movies, and TV shows. And it isn’t just for phones and tablets either, as Google Play also distributes content for Chromebooks as well as Daydream VR. To celebrate its birthday, Google takes a look back at its stats and reveals the 5 most popular apps and digital content that has graced its shelves for the past five years.

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Kong’s Skull Island is now live on Google Maps

Kong’s Skull Island is now live on Google Maps

Google is having a little bit of fun with its Maps product by adding 'Skull Island' to its South Pacific mapping data. The fictional landmass comes from the movie Kong: Skull Island, of course, which is about to hit theaters. The island itself isn't featured on Google Maps, which is sad, but you can still zoom in on the spot where the island is located in the movie and, if you're up to it, leave your own review.

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Pokemon GO tips: How to beat Blissey

Pokemon GO tips: How to beat Blissey

There's a monster named Blissey in Pokemon GO right this minute, keeping Pokemon Gyms stacked and making it near-impossible to battle. We've done some research here at SlashGear and have found a few different ways in which Blissey can be blasted with relative ease. Ease as in not impossible to battle because Blissey has such an epic amount of hit points that there's generally little that can be done before time runs out.

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Verizon Galaxy S7 and Edge Android Nougat update incoming

Verizon Galaxy S7 and Edge Android Nougat update incoming

If you own a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge on Verizon, you've had to sit by and watch as users on other carriers receive their Nougat updates. While that can be pretty frustrating, there's finally some good news to report: Your wait is finally over, as Verizon has started rolling out Nougat to both devices.

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New HP Chromebook for education unveiled by Google

New HP Chromebook for education unveiled by Google

Earlier this week saw Google's senior VP of hardware clear up some remarks about the future of first-party Chromebooks. Fortunately, if you're a fan non-Google-made devices, the future continues to be bright with plenty of Chromebook options. The latest laptop comes from HP, Google has revealed, and is aimed at students in the classroom: the Chromebook x360 11 G1 Education Edition.

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Google confirms new Pixel smartphone for 2017

Google confirms new Pixel smartphone for 2017

Last year, Google released two of the best premium Android smartphones ever with their own Pixel and Pixel XL. This can be seen in the fact that both models of the device are still hard to find, even months after launch. At this point, however, eager users might just be better off waiting until later this year, as Google has confirmed that the Pixel's successor will debut in 2017.

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Gmail can now receive attachments up to 50MB in size

Gmail can now receive attachments up to 50MB in size

Attaching files directly to emails is generally the fastest way to share them, assuming you're not using a messaging app. Those files generally have to be small in size, though, due to maximum file size limits of various services, requiring everything larger to be shared via a service like Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive. That has changed, to a certain extent, with Gmail.

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This Google hat is an all-in-one camera broadcasting system

This Google hat is an all-in-one camera broadcasting system

The latest patent oddity comes from Google, which has detailed a wearable baseball hat/camera/broadcasting system that would, in theory at least, make it easy to share your world with the rest of the world. The camera system involves a battery-toting baseball cap with a camera and microphone clipped onto the brim, a bone conduction speaker tucked away somewhere near the wearer's skull, and Bluetooth connectivity for pairing with a smartphone.

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How to get Google Assistant on your phone (APK download)

How to get Google Assistant on your phone (APK download)

This morning Google revealed that it was finally time to bring Google Assistant to more Android devices. Users that've purchase Android devices over the past couple of years likely have access as of today. To make this possible, Android device owners will need to download the newest version of Google Play services, which isn't necessarily out on the Google Play app store as of publishing time for this article.

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