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Rumors, leaks, teasers

Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL surface in high-res renders

June 29, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are two of the most anticipated smartphones of the year. While we’ve seen a few leaks and heard many rumors, the first renders are giving us a better look at the two devices. The pair of high-end phones is expected to launch in October at a dedicated Made By Google hardware event with a release following soon after in November.

Apps & Games

New Instagram Lite app hits Play Store by surprise

June 29, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Instagram seems to have launched a new app without notice. This morning, TechCrunch and users of social media spotted an Instagram Lite application on the Play Store. There was no report, no confirmation and no signs that such an app was coming.

Carrier News

Get double the data on Verizon prepaid plans for a limited time

June 28, 2018 Doug Demagistris

If you’re thinking about switching to Verizon, pay close attention because the carrier is running a pretty sweet deal this week. For a limited time only, Verizon is doubling the amount of data offered with its prepaid plans at no additional charge. The deal is eligible on all of Verizon’s¬†prepaid plans, which feature unlimited talk and text, as well as carryover data.

Gadgets

NVIDIA resumes Android 8.0 update roll out for SHIELD TV devices

June 28, 2018 Doug Demagistris

In May, NVIDIA was quick to roll out Android 8.0 for SHIELD TV devices. The update may have been a bit premature, since the company was forced to pull it before all devices received the upgraded software. We learned that there was a bug, which is usually the case when things like this happen. The good news is that the halt was temporary and NVIDIA has patched the issue in order to resume the roll out process this week.

Rumors, leaks, teasers

Samsung will reveal the Galaxy Note 9 on August 9

June 28, 2018 Doug Demagistris

August 9 was one of the dates floating around as possible for the Galaxy Note 9 launch event. Thanks to an invite from Samsung, we can now confirm this date as the unveiling of Samsung’s next iteration Galaxy Note. Let the countdown begin.

Google News

The Google Assistant now comprehends Spanish on Google Home

June 27, 2018 Doug Demagistris

This week Google announced that its Google Assistant has gained support for a new language. Starting this week on Google Home devices, users of the digital assistant can speak in Spanish and get proper responses to requests thanks to an update. This marks another milestone for Google and the progress it has made with Google Assistant in just a few years.

Apps & Games

Video chat and many more features start rolling out in Instagram update

June 27, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Instagram is paving the way for other social media apps with feature upgrades to the mobile application. Today, the company has begun rolling out an app update containing features discussed in a prior blog post. If you can remember, Video Chat is the main one, and there are a handful of smaller upgrades part of the update as well.

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