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Pixel 4 astrophotography mode and advanced exposure controls detailed in new leaks

Pixel 4 astrophotography mode and advanced exposure controls detailed in new leaks

As Google's October 15 hardware event draws nearer, it's seeming more and more likely there'll be no surprises left to reveal about the upcoming Pixel 4. 9to5Google has obtained promotional material
YouTube Music is adding three Spotify-like personalized playlists

YouTube Music is adding three Spotify-like personalized playlists

Like it or not, YouTube Music is here to replace Google Play Music. Ask any user though and they'll tell you the service isn't ready. Plenty of features are missing and music recommendations are
[Update: Rolling out again] The Play Store is finally getting a dark theme

[Update: Rolling out again] The Play Store is finally getting a dark theme

Update 1: 2019/10/03 4:02am PDT Google Play's dark mode disappeared for most users a few days after it showed up. Now, it's rolling out again and seems to be more widely available. Thanks, Kieron,
[Update: Oh So Orange] First press renders of the Pixel 4 and 4 XL confirm what we already know

[Update: Oh So Orange] First press renders of the Pixel 4 and 4 XL confirm what we already know

Update 1: 2019/10/03 3:19am PDT Evan Blass has shared another render of the Pixel 4 XL in the coveted "Oh So Orange" color. I think Google nailed the color tone here: it's not too A recent leak
Samsung will no longer manufacture phones in China

Samsung will no longer manufacture phones in China

Some tech companies have been expanding production to outside of China (at least partially), mostly due to rising labor costs and the country's growing trade war with the United States. For example,
The best Linux apps for your Chromebook

The best Linux apps for your Chromebook

Update 1: 2019/10/02 4:10pm PDT We've updated the installation instructions for each app and added WPS Office. Linux application support on Chromebooks is pretty great. Even though the feature is
Sony adds the Xperia 1 to its Open Devices program

Sony adds the Xperia 1 to its Open Devices program

The Xperia 1, Sony's flagship phone of 2019 and its best phone yet, is the latest device to be admitted to the company's Open Devices program, joining the ranks of the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10
27 temporarily free and 22 on-sale apps and games to start October

27 temporarily free and 22 on-sale apps and games to start October

It's spooky month, y'all. That's right, October is here and some people are suddenly pretending that they like horror and generally scary things — fun stuff. Speaking of fun, it's app sales time. And
Pandora introduces major app redesign with new discovery feed, support for Modes on mobile

Pandora introduces major app redesign with new discovery feed, support for Modes on mobile

Pandora, once one of the most prominent names in music streaming, has been overshadowed by competitors like Spotify in recent years. This week, the company is releasing a revamped version of its
Samsung owes Galaxy S4 owners $10 for cheating on benchmarks

Samsung owes Galaxy S4 owners $10 for cheating on benchmarks

Back in 2013, when the Galaxy S4 was the flagship of Samsung's smartphone lineup, we got word that the South Korean tech giant was artificially boosting CPU and GPU performance to report inflated
Google may announce Pixel Buds 2 at October 15th Pixel event

Google may announce Pixel Buds 2 at October 15th Pixel event

It's been nearly two full years since the first generation Pixel Buds debuted alongside the Pixel 2 phones. Since then, Google has remained relatively quiet on further development, despite the rise of
New Surface Earbuds are designed with productivity in mind and bring Office to your ears

New Surface Earbuds are designed with productivity in mind and bring Office to your ears

Microsoft held a major event in New York today, during which it introduced a bunch of new Surface devices, including a laptop, tablets, and even a Galaxy Fold competitor. The company also unveiled its
Duet Display turns your Android device into a second screen for Mac & PC

Duet Display turns your Android device into a second screen for Mac & PC

Using more than one screen at a time can be great for several reasons: enhanced productivity, better multitasking, easier cutting and pasting, simpler image and video editing — you get the point.
Save up to 36% on a new Acer Chromebook at Amazon

Save up to 36% on a new Acer Chromebook at Amazon

Chromebooks come in a variety of price points from the $1,700 Pixelbook to sub-$200 models aimed at education. Acer's models are mostly in the middle, but a number of them are cheaper today. Amazon is
[Update: Fixed] Lenovo Smart Displays are stuck in an update loop

[Update: Fixed] Lenovo Smart Displays are stuck in an update loop

Update 1: 2019/10/02 11:15am PDT Lenovo says the bug should be fixed now. The loop has been resolved across all locales and devices. Please note that your devices will now be receiving a software
Marshall Major III Voice has Google Assistant functionality and 60 hours of battery life

Marshall Major III Voice has Google Assistant functionality and 60 hours of battery life

Marshall’s Major III headphones are already very well-regarded, and the company is launching a new version that should be even more popular among Android users. Available on October 16th for $169.99,
Google's next Pixelbook was just put to shame by Microsoft's new Surfaces

Google's next Pixelbook was just put to shame by Microsoft's new Surfaces

Today, Microsoft announced a bunch of new Surface products — and they all look very, very good (and some of them look very weird). Perhaps the least sexy, but most utilitarian, of them was the new
First press renders of the Pixel 4 and 4 XL confirm what we already know

First press renders of the Pixel 4 and 4 XL confirm what we already know

A recent leak showed the Pixel 4 XL from all its angles along with some of its notable aspects like the 90Hz Smooth Display and new face unlocking hardware. Now, a noted tipster, Evan Blass, has
Google announces new privacy features and upgrades its password manager

Google announces new privacy features and upgrades its password manager

With the increasing scrutiny around the privacy of users, Google has announced some new features to give us all some additional peace of mind. Updates to Maps, YouTube, and Assistant will make it
Microsoft just announced a Surface Android phone... with two screens

Microsoft just announced a Surface Android phone... with two screens

In a startling surprise, Microsoft has announced a new phone at its 2019 Surface event, which just wrapped up. Not just any phone, either — an Android phone. The new Surface Duo is a dual-screen