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Xiaomi Mi TV Stick shows up in Play Console ahead of release

Xiaomi Mi TV Stick shows up in Play Console ahead of release

For years, the Xiaomi Mi Box (and its various iterations) has been the go-to option for a cheap Android TV device. Google is finally producing its own Android TV streaming stick, nicknamed ‘Sabrina,’ but that isn’t stopping Xiaomi from working on a sequel to the Mi Box — the aptly-named Mi TV Stick. The Mi...

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This viral video shows how the Pixel’s live voice transcription absolutely destroys the iPhone’s (and why it matters)

This viral video shows how the Pixel’s live voice transcription absolutely destroys the iPhone’s (and why it matters)

We all know Google’s speech transcription technology is really, really, really good. Not only is it the best in the industry, it’s doing it without a data connection: Pixels have been transcribing audio on-device for some time now, and that’s been owed to Google’s extremely impressive transcription algorithms that utilize machine learning hardware on its...

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Google’s new social distancing AR tool shows exactly how far people need to back away from you, please

Google’s new social distancing AR tool shows exactly how far people need to back away from you, please

We’re probably all familiar with the six-foot/two-meter social distancing guidelines being promoted these days, but not everyone can easily visualize what that sort of space means. Short of a tape measure, some folks are just left with an approximate guess, but Google has released an easy web-based augmented reality experiment that makes visualizing social distancing...

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Play Store experiment shows popular gameplay videos in game listings

Play Store experiment shows popular gameplay videos in game listings

Google’s test integrating search results with YouTube may have only been the start of a larger coordinated cross-service promotional effort from the company. One of our readers has spotted popular related YouTube recommendations appearing on game listings in the Play Store, under a new “Watch others play” section. Watch others play — powered by YouTube....

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Prototype Pixel 4 XL in matte gray shows up on sale in China

Prototype Pixel 4 XL in matte gray shows up on sale in China

A recent listing on Chinese online flea market has some Pixel 4 XL owners jealous for all the wrong reasons — those reasons are mostly attributed to this phone actually being a testing unit. There are warning stickers all over the place warning whoever comes across it that the phone has not been approved by...

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LG shows off upcoming Velvet phone design and teases key specs

LG shows off upcoming Velvet phone design and teases key specs

LG’s smartphone business has been in trouble for some time thanks to uninspiring hardware, dated software, and a dismal record on updates. The most recent LG flagships — the G8X ThinQ and V60 ThinQ — launched with dual-screen gimmicks that tried to piggyback on the folding phone fad, but neither have enough going for them...

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HBO makes Silicon Valley, dozens of shows and movies free to watch this month

HBO makes Silicon Valley, dozens of shows and movies free to watch this month

As the novel coronavirus pandemic is expected to peak over the next several weeks, having the masses stay at home will be most crucial during this time. But the lockdown orders do have their deleterious domino effects from unemployment to mental deterioration. It’s under these pretenses that AT&T-owned HBO has decided to offer about 500...

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