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Google fixing SMS bug on last year's Pixels with November security patch

A fix is on the way, but not quite yet. Earlier this month, we reported that users of the first-generation Pixel and Pixel XL were having trouble receiving SMS text messages. Google's Pixel User Community forum is filled with peopleShow More Summary

Could Google 'fix' the Pixel 2 XL's display with a software update?

Okay, now let's talk about the realistic parts of the situation. We know people have opinions on the Pixel 2 XL's display. Some are bad, some are good, and some people want everyone to just move on with their lives and pick the phone that works for them for a variety of reasons. Show More Summary

Here's a full breakdown of Google Pixel 2's Now Playing feature

Now Playing's arguably the Pixel 2's coolest feature, and we now know more about how it works. Display controversies aside, Google's Pixel 2 is one heck of a phone. The camera's phenomenal, performance is top-notch, and the software experience is the best you'll find on any Android phone right now. Show More Summary

Amazon Echo Dot vs. Google Home Mini: Which should you buy?

One is a known entity and is the gateway drug for connected homes. The other is a new entry from the world's biggest search company. Both have their merits. If you're reading this, there's a pretty good chance you already own an Amazon Echo Dot. Show More Summary

TELUS now sells the BlackBerry KEYone in Space Black

If you're in Canada, check out the Space Black KEYone at TELUS. Canadians have a bunch of options for buying the BlackBerry KEYone in either its original retro silver-and-black, or the newly-released Space Black color. Walmart already...Show More Summary

TicHome Mini review: A portable, durable Google Home Mini

Google Assistant is finally breaking free. When the Google Home was announced, my only problem with it was that it was stuck in one room of my house. While I move about the house doing chores or getting ready for the day, the Google Home has to pick a plug and stick to it. Show More Summary

On the Pixel 2 XL, OLED displays, and Samsung

There are a lot of reasons to choose one phone over the other, and the only right choice is the one you make. The internet is like that big platter your grandmother breaks out during the holidays. The one with little compartments for all the different things, from olives to cheese to onion dip. Show More Summary

Nokia 7 debuts in China with Snapdragon 630, 'Bothie' camera, and glass back

Nokia is bringing features from its flagship to a more affordable price point. Nokia kicked off its Android journey back in January with the Nokia 6, which was unveiled in China. The company is once again turning to the Chinese market for its latest budget device, the Nokia 7. Show More Summary

Chrome Remote Desktop: Everything you need to know

Chrome Remote Desktop is a great, free way to remotely access a computer. I have an unusual computer setup: I have a super powerful desktop at home and I carry a Chromebook with me when I'm out and about. The system has served me well over the past year, but there are times when I'm on the go and I need to tap into my extra power at home. Show More Summary

You can now purchase Google's updated Daydream View VR headset for $99

Available in Fog, Charcoal, and Coral. Google announced quite a few new toys at its October 4 event, one of which being an updated Daydream View headset. An exact release date wasn't announced at the time of the announcement, but that day is now upon us. There are three colors of the Daydream View to choose from, including Fog, Charcoal, and Coral. Show More Summary

Alphabet's CapitalG is leading Lyft's $1 billion investment run

Lyft's total evaluation is now up to $11 billion. Although Uber might have been first to market, Lyft is rapidly making a name for itself in the ride-sharing industry. The company announced through its official blog that Alphabet's CapitalG...Show More Summary

Google now lets you try out apps before downloading them in the Play Store

An unexpected, but welcome, move. Back at Google I/O 2016, Google announced something called "Android Instant Apps." Android Instant Apps is a system that allows app developers to shrink down their applications into smaller packagesShow More Summary

HTC U11 Plus shown off in renders, official announcement coming Nov 2

The U11 Plus could come with an 18:9 display, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and a familiar design. The HTC U11 might not have been the most popular phone of the year, but it certainly wasn't the worst. The U11 offered solid performance, great camera, snappy software, and a gorgeous design. Show More Summary

Stop letting cords win the war with this $11 Emarth cable management system

Time to get organized! Is this deal for me? The Emarth 4-pack cable management sleeve is down to $10.94 with code ISZ8L4YN on Amazon. This is $15 without the code, which has been its regular street price since July. What separates this...Show More Summary

Can we just relax about the Pixel 2 XL display

Relax. There's a reason no one had anything bad to say about this display in their initial hands on articles. Google's Nexus phones got a lot of undeserved praise in their time. Go back and look at a lot of those reviews, and you'll see a lot of talk about how great those phones were "for the price" with a lot of glaring flaws overlooked. Show More Summary

Save $100 on the unlocked Essential Phone at Best Buy

Some say that saving money is Essential. Is this deal for me? We've seen Android phones push the limits over and over in 2017, and one of the bolder moves was the near edge-to-edge display that Essential introduced. While the phone received...Show More Summary

How to save money when buying an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot or Echo Show

You don't have to pay full price for your next Echo device! Unless you have been living under a rock, you've heard of Amazon's Echo devices like the Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show. Odds are that you may have even considered buying one for yourself at one point in time, but it is possible that you weren't sold on the price tag of the device. Show More Summary

Five Great Starter Apps for Daydream VR

To dream is to use Daydream. I know what I'm planning to do on Christmas Day: Get my family believing in the dream that is Google's Daydream. I've been having tons of fun exploring the different virtual reality apps offered in the Play Store and there are a surprising number of ready-to-go games and movies available. Show More Summary

Verizon's Total Mobile Protection brings screen repairs down to $29

Complete protection against loss, theft, and damage starts at $9 per month. Verizon's Total Mobile Protection offers coverage for loss, theft, or damage to your phone as well as an extra layer of customer care using their Tech Coach experts. Show More Summary

Get Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition on PlayStation 4 for just $40

Time to go back through on Survival mode. Is this deal for me? Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition is down to $39.99 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. This game normally sells at $60 on the consoles and $50 on PC. This is its first...Show More Summary

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