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Superhot: Mind Control Delete game will be free for most fans

Superhot: Mind Control Delete game will be free for most fans

Popular time-bending shooter game Superhot is getting a new sequel that will be free for game owners. Called Superhot: Mind Control Delete, the developers are promising longer gameplay with more insight into the unique world, as well as additional storylines. The same basic mechanics remain, however -- players will be tasked with shooting opponents in a world where time only moves when they do.

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Your Android updates are getting faster, says Google

Your Android updates are getting faster, says Google

Google suggested this week that they are in the process of "accelerating Android updates." It's possible they're set to move the future of Android updates to a more speedy place with deployment across all devices - but their wording remains vague enough that they'll find plausible deniability should a major smartphone ever appear in the news for its lack of movement in the Android OS updates ecosystem.

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Android 11 Beta 2 released with all sorts of fun bugs

Android 11 Beta 2 released with all sorts of fun bugs

Today Google released Android 11 Beta 2 for a limited number of smartphones. Users can download the app with the full public Beta release system or with the Android Flash Tool. Users can also run the Android 11 Beta 2 on their desktop machine using the Android Emulator inside Android Studio - or with a GSI (generic system image) on supported Treble-compliant devices - so many ways to make it weird!

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Google Maps traffic lights update released to Android

Google Maps traffic lights update released to Android

If you're using an Android device that was released in the last few years and you use Google Maps, you're in luck. Today, Google started releasing an update that adds traffic lights to maps. This isn't going to be live in all places around the world right out the gate - this is just the start - but it's a major step toward the hyper-accurate future of a fully mapped globe.

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Pokemon GO Team Rocket balloon leaks and new codes

Pokemon GO Team Rocket balloon leaks and new codes

Today Pokemon GO Rocket (or Team Rocket, if you prefer) launched a balloon attack on the world! We've been reporting on this for the past week, exploring how Pokemon GO with this "balloon" mechanic could change the way the game is played. If Team Rocket is able to move around the map, like players can move around the map - what's next?!

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Galaxy Note 9 display color issue persists [UPDATE: Samsung response]

Galaxy Note 9 display color issue persists [UPDATE: Samsung response]

There's an update that was released this year for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 that turned the device's display... sort green. A very similar issue seemed to appear on the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra starting in at around the same time - in April of 2020. Samsung suggested that they were hard at work on the issue for the Galaxy S20 Ultra - but the issue seems to persist.

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July Android security update shows major vulnerabilities, easy fixes

July Android security update shows major vulnerabilities, easy fixes

Today we're taking a peek at the July 2020 security bulletin for Android released by Google this morning. This update includes both Android and Google service mitigation, July 1, 2020 security patch level vulnerability details, and July 5, security patch level vulnerability details with Broadcom, MediaTek, and Qualcomm components.

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Shiny Pokemon GO watch list today: Party Hats, Balloons, Flying types

Shiny Pokemon GO watch list today: Party Hats, Balloons, Flying types

Starting today in Pokemon GO, here on July 3, 2020, there's a brand new list of Shiny Pokemon in the wild. Spawning during this event in the wild, in Pokemon Raids, and in Pokemon Eggs, you'll find as wide and diverse a list of Shiny Pokemon as there's ever been. Here we're seeing not just bug Pokemon, not just flying Pokemon, but special edition PARTY Pokemon too!

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Shiny Pokemon GO list leaked pre-GO Fest, with balloons!

Shiny Pokemon GO list leaked pre-GO Fest, with balloons!

A set of new Shiny Pokemon have appeared in the code for Pokemon GO, including a new floating Pikachu. There'll be a set of celebratory Pokemon in the mix - all three starting Pokemon from Kanto will be ready to roll, in Shiny form, with Party hats. If you're all about the most classic of Pokemon appearing in the game in both special (Party Hat) and Shiny (Shiny Party Hat) form, now's the time to celebrate!

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Minecraft Dungeons Jungle DLC released at same time as free update

Minecraft Dungeons Jungle DLC released at same time as free update

If you've been playing Minecraft Dungeons since launch, you've been playing a little over a month. If you've been playing that long, you might be ready for a DLC already. But for the rest of the world - the people that've not yet gotten in on the action - is it too intimidating to start a game that's already rolling with an expansion just a month after initial release? In any case, the goal for the profit-minded creators at Minecraft is clear.

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Google Stadia Controller wireless Android update and July’s free games

Google Stadia Controller wireless Android update and July’s free games

Today we're taking a peek at the latest update for Google Stadia, complete with a bump for the Stadia Controller. The official Stadia Controller previously required a USB connection to an Android device in order to play Stadia games on an Android device. Now, with this latest update, users can play Stadia games on Android devices with the Google Stadia Controller wirelessly - just so long as they're both on the same Wi-fi network.

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You can use Nearby Sharing (beta) on Android now

You can use Nearby Sharing (beta) on Android now

If you're using the right phone with the right software update, you can use Nearby Sharing right this minute. This is a software feature that makes sharing files from device to device super simple and relatively fast. It's like what Bluetooth connectivity was originally meant to be... but better.

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