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Android P on Pixel 2 might have automatic color adjustment

What should have been a great successor to a great first product quickly turned into a disaster. The Google Pixel 2, most especially the bigger Pixel 2 XL, was beset by many complaints and issues.

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Fujifilm instax SQUARE SQ6 is an analog camera in a digital world

We live in a digital age but analog, paper, and mechanical tools not only still exist but also prevail. CDs and Vinyl have surpassed digital sales (but not streaming), paper notebooks have never been hotter, and instant print cameras and Polaroid-type pictures have long made a comeback.

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Galaxy Tab S3 Android 8.0 Oreo update now available in UK

Samsung is notorious in the Android world for many things and one of the biggest ones, next to bloatware, is its update schedule. Slow and unpredictable, some devices, even new ones, don’t always get updates that should be theirs during their covered support period.

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Apple Touch ID might make an ultrasonic, in-display comeback

Apple can sing Face ID’s praises all it wants but that’s not going to chang the fact that there are cases where it is less convenient to use. Then again, even conventional fingerprint sensors, back or front, aren’t always accessible at all times.

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YouTube TV voice remote feature appears in app for some users

Voice control is more popular than ever and increasingly available on different platforms. Fire TV owners, for example, can use voice commands by pressing a button on their microphone, and Roku users enjoy similar functionality. YouTube TV is about to expand its own voice control options via the addition of a voice remote feature within the platform’s mobile app.

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$300k reality check: Grand Tourer fantasy meets McLaren’s 720S

Cars are nothing without context.

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OnePlus 6 leaks in full

The OnePlus 6 wasn’t meant to be seen in all its Android glory until this coming week, but a prematurely posted retailer listing has spoiled the surprise. The new smartphone has already been seen in leaked 3D render form, in “Avengers Edition,” and had its probable specs exposed. Now, we know just about everything.

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Audi’s talking traffic lights tech expands to 10 US cities

Audi’s Traffic Light Information system, which puts a countdown to the next green light on your dashboard, is launching in ten more cities across the US, the automaker has confirmed. First launched in 2016, the technology is one of the earliest examples of V2I, or Vehicle-to-Infrastructure, to reach production cars. Back then, though, you’d need to live in Las Vegas … Continue reading

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The Density Cusp: Black Holes discovered en masse

A team of researchers have discovered evidence of thousands of black holes near the center of our galaxy. Using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, Chuck Hailey of Columbia University in New York and crew pointed to a large number of X-ray binaries near the center of the Milky Way in a study published this week.

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Flickering Surface Pro 4 owners get replacement 2-in-1 offer

The frustrating flickering problem affecting Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 has finally been acknowledged by the company, with the promise of replacement tablets for those affected. The issue with the 2-in-1 began to be noticed more broadly earlier this year, with owners complaining that their Windows computer had begun showing erratic behavior – just outside of the Microsoft warranty. The flickering … Continue reading

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