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Pokemon GO Misunderstood Mischief and the 16 steps to Hoopa [UPDATE]

Pokemon GO Misunderstood Mischief and the 16 steps to Hoopa [UPDATE]

Hoopa is in the game Pokemon GO now - but you might not yet be able to catch this impossibly rare Pokemon. There'll be a monstrous set of tasks you'll need to perform in the game in order to get to the end of the road, where we MIGHT see a Hoopa offered as a guaranteed encounter. To catch Hoopa, we'll just have to walk down this road of Pokemon GO Special Research tasks and see where it leads us.

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Android 12 Beta 5 and final before Pixel 6 release date

Android 12 Beta 5 and final before Pixel 6 release date

The final Beta release before the full public release of Android 12 is upon us. If all goes according to expected plan, the final release candidate version of Android 12 will appear on the 8th or the 15th of September. After that, we'll likely see a Google Pixel 6 event with Android 12 in full effect on October 12 or 19.

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Pokemon GO changes this next week of Mischief

Pokemon GO changes this next week of Mischief

We're seeing some interesting switches to features and bonuses this season in Pokemon GO. This is the "Season of Mischief", and there'll be different features and bonus bits depending on the country in which you are playing. If you're inside the United States or New Zealand, you'll see different features VS those living in any other country around the world.

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Google Calendar’s latest feature shows how much time you spend in meetings

Google Calendar’s latest feature shows how much time you spend in meetings

Time management is more important than ever with many people working from home, blurring the boundaries between one's career and home life. To help users keep track of their time and how much of it is spent in meetings with others, Google has introduced a new Calendar feature called Timer Insights that is rolling out now.

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Google Pixel 6 secret weapon not likely in the box, again

Google Pixel 6 secret weapon not likely in the box, again

The next major leak of data for the upcoming Google Pixel 6 has to do with charging. The device is tipped to be very similar to its predecessor, appearing to connect to power with a simple cord-to-wall plug, but this time it's more powerful. Far more powerful than before. The Google Pixel Stand was released for Google Pixel devices in the past - but now it really means business.

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Samsung Galaxy Z update expands One UI 3.1.1 to earlier Flip and Fold devices

Samsung Galaxy Z update expands One UI 3.1.1 to earlier Flip and Fold devices

This week Samsung released their latest One UI 3.1.1 update to a bunch of foldable devices. With this release, Samsung expands features only otherwise found on Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 to devices released in the past couple of years. This includes Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Z Flip, and the original Galaxy Fold. The first devices to get this update will be the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and first to Flip devices - the original Fold will get the update later.

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Google Assistant on KaiOS phones is losing some features

Google Assistant on KaiOS phones is losing some features

There was a time when Google planned on putting Android on feature phones, sometimes called dumb phones to contrast with the more predominant smartphone breed. Lacking touch screens, Android would have needed to be driven using physical D-Pads and buttons as well as using voice commands. Google eventually settled for integrating Google Assistant into another operating system designed specifically for those very low-end phones. That arrangement seemed to have worked well for quite a number of those phones, including Nokia-branded ones, but Google Assistant is reportedly missing a few features now without any explanation or warning.

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Hearthstone Battlegrounds major update, minion removals, and Avenge!

Hearthstone Battlegrounds major update, minion removals, and Avenge!

Hearthstone Battlegrounds gameplay just got a giant kick in the pants. This format for gameplay inside Hearthstone will see a series of game-changing updates, some nerfs, some buffs, and a bunch of new cards. This format will also get a brand new Battlegrounds specific keyword: Avenge!

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How working for Google changed Android hacking for Magisk maker John Wu

How working for Google changed Android hacking for Magisk maker John Wu

The creator of the popular Android hacking (rooting, modifying) system Magisk revealed some key updates this week. After having been hired by Google in May of this year, John Wu went a bit silent for a while. Rumors ran wild - which is understandable, when one of the most prominent Android hackers joins Google's Android Platform Security team. Now we get a bit of clarity.

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Pixel 5a overheating and touchscreen bugs are already on Google’s plate

Pixel 5a overheating and touchscreen bugs are already on Google’s plate

In just a few weeks, Google is expected to finally launch what could be its most exciting Pixel phone yet. Before that happens, however, it is pretty much pushing its 2020 5G phones off the stage, leaving the Pixel 5a (5G) as the sole remnant of that past (the non-5G Pixel 4a is still around, curiously). That is well and good for those that aren't interested in the Pixel 6, but unfortunately, the mid-range 5G Pixel phone is apparently experiencing several problems that can hopefully be fixed with software updates.

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Google Pixel 5a Jony Ive Apple parody video is strangely out of time

Google Pixel 5a Jony Ive Apple parody video is strangely out of time

The video you're likely about to watch was produced by Google to make you giggle. It was made to promote the Google Pixel 5a, sure, but less because it's a great phone and more because you love to watch ads during the Super Bowl. You might even forget what the video is about by the time you get to the end of it.

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Pixel 5a teardown is surprisingly tedious

Pixel 5a teardown is surprisingly tedious

High-end phones are often built with more expensive materials and designs that are, more often than not, difficult to open up for repairs. In contrast, mid-range phones are traditionally easier to disassemble, though that trend is changing now as well. The new Pixel 5a seems to be part of that changing trend, and while it was easy to get started, Google's unconventional design and assembly require too much work to replace even some of the most basic components.

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