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Power Up Pokestops in Pokemon GO: What do I get?

Power Up Pokestops in Pokemon GO: What do I get?

Today we get our first look at Power Up Pokestops, a new game mechanic in Pokemon GO. This system delivers bonus items and features based on the leveling up of each individual stop. TO BE CLEAR: This might not all work right this minute - Niantic JUST launched the feature, so it may need some work!

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HTC VIVE Flow price, release date, specs in full

HTC VIVE Flow price, release date, specs in full

The HTC VIVE Flow is a VR headset made to take the virtual reality headset universe in a whole new direction. This device is meant to be carried around with the user during the day, and worn by the user anywhere they like - so long as they're sitting still or standing in an area free from danger.

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Pixel 6 might one up Samsung in Android updates

Pixel 6 might one up Samsung in Android updates

For years, Google's phones, whether under the Nexus brand or the newer Pixels, have been the gold standard when it comes to getting regular software updates. Recently, however, other manufacturers have finally wised up and stepped up their game by improving their software update commitments. The biggest splash was made by Samsung last year when it outdid Google with its three-year Android update promise. Unsurprisingly, Google is now believed to be fighting back by regaining its lead with the Pixel 6 coming next week.

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2021 Acer Chromebooks try to hit every segment, size, and budget

2021 Acer Chromebooks try to hit every segment, size, and budget

There have been a couple of new PCs announced in the past few days, and, given Microsoft's latest launches, it's no surprise that they all revolve around Windows 11. Acer does have new Windows 11 PCs to show off, but it is casting its net a bit wider. It has even more new Chromebooks joining its growing army of devices running Google's web-centric OS, and this year's lineup aims for almost every user need and design inclination.

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Google Stadia Direct Touch arrives on iPhones and iPads

Google Stadia Direct Touch arrives on iPhones and iPads

Cloud-based game streaming promises to make gaming more or less universal, but we're quite still far away from that reality. Internet requirements and regional availability still present high barriers to entry, and the ability to play on any device doesn't really work if not all devices are treated equally. Fortunately for Stadia subscribers, the service is taking another major step in that direction and is now offering its Direct Touch feature to users on iOS and iPadOS devices.

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Google sues Epic Games over Fortnite breach of contract

Google sues Epic Games over Fortnite breach of contract

With the court ruling on Epic Games lawsuit against Apple, you probably thought that the drama over Fortnite on mobile has finally come to an end. Apple, however, wasn't the only one that the Fortnite creator sued last year since it also accused Google of anti-competitive behavior over the same game on Google Play Store. That case still hasn't been resolved, but Google is turning the tables on the game publishing giant with a breach of contract suit that reveals a rather curious situation unique to the Google Play Store only.

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Motorola Edge 5G UW is Verizon’s new best Apple and Samsung alternative

Motorola Edge 5G UW is Verizon’s new best Apple and Samsung alternative

The Motorola Edge 5G UW is a sizeable smartphone with the ability to access Ultra Wideband 5G data signals. This device has a 6.8-inch display - as if it were just adding that extra 0.1-inch to said size to out-do the iPhone 13 Pro Max (with its 6.7-inch display). That display also beats the previous most massive Motorola phone, the Motorola Edge+, a fantastically bright and beautiful phone in its own right.

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Pixel Stand 2nd Gen leak leaves no stone unturned

Pixel Stand 2nd Gen leak leaves no stone unturned

The Pixel 6 is just a week or so away, but it might not be the only new Pixel-branded device that's coming on the 19th. It has been three years since Google added wireless charging to the Pixel phone line, and it has been just as long since it launched its first wireless charging stand. In the spirit of making everything new, Google is set to launch a new Pixel Stand, one that not only bumps up the charging speed but also throws in a few new features for owners of Pixel products.

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Pixel 6 leaks continue with battery and bezels details

Pixel 6 leaks continue with battery and bezels details

In about a week's time, Google will finally show its hand with the debut of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Although not as terrible as the Pixel 3 leaks, there is almost no end to the flow of unofficial information about Google's 2021 phones. Fortunately for the Android maker, most of those details have been in the Pixel 6's favor. The latest puts the focus on the two phones' batteries and, again thankfully, they're good news for prospective buyers.

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Google Apps on iOS are about to use Apple’s UIKit – will you notice?

Google Apps on iOS are about to use Apple’s UIKit – will you notice?

At the tail end of the year 2021, Google is moving their iOS apps away from Material Design and toward UIKit. This means that Apple's basic building blocks for iOS will be used for Google apps on the platform rather than Google's own. This could mean some elements in Google apps on iOS will change - but some of the most important and distinctive elements will remain the same.

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Google TV profiles could end your messed-up recommendations

Google TV profiles could end your messed-up recommendations

Google TV is adding user profiles and easier control via a new virtual remote, in an attempt to better streamline the living room. The profiles feature will allow multiple people to set up their own accounts on a Google TV-powered set top box, streamer, or TV, complete with their own Google Account.

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Pixel Pass could be Google’s Apple One rival that comes with a phone

Pixel Pass could be Google’s Apple One rival that comes with a phone

The Pixel 6 phones are just over a week away, and there is admittedly some excitement over Google's next smartphones. More than just the devices themselves, however, the Pixel 6 almost represents a new strategy for Google in terms of design, price, and marketing. It might even have a new way for people to buy and maintain a Pixel phone, which is probably going to sound a lot like what Apple is already offering. What will separate this Pixel Pass from Apple One, however, is that Google's bundle revolves around the phone rather than the services.

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