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Google explains how its Search deindexing bug happened - Engadget
The company says it has a new communications strategy in place to talk about future issues with its search engine.
https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/12/goog...


Chrome OS 76 rolling out: Media controls, Camera redesign, improved Android app sign-in, more - 9to5Google
After rolling out to Android, Mac, Windows, and Linux, version 76 of Chrome OS is now available. Notable features include Flash being...
https://9to5google.com/2019/08/12/chrome...


Watch Bill Nye become the Chromebook Guy in this Google ad - Android Police
Bill Nye (former Science Guy, current... science... guy) is back in the media with guest appearances on TV shows and his very own call-in and talk podcast
https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/08/12...


Cortana is being removed from the GLAS thermostat - The Verge
Microsoft’s Cortana-powered thermostat will no longer have Cortana. Johnson Controls, the maker of the GLAS thermostat, is pulling the plug on Cortana integration soon.
https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/12/20802...


You can text Ninja, but it’s just a silly marketing scheme - Polygon
Tyler “Ninja” Blevin of Fortnite fame tweeted out his phone number. But it isn’t actually his number, it’s a number for a advertising community firm called Community. Here’s what the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for Community say.
https://www.polygon.com/2019/8/12/208024...


After two years of delays, Minecraft's visual upgrade has been canceled - Ars Technica
Gorgeous overhaul was originally planned for "fall 2017," then went silent.
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This hacker’s iPhone charging cable can hijack your computer - TechCrunch
Most people don’t think twice about picking up a phone charging cable and plugging it in. But one hacker’s project wants to change that and raise awareness of the dangers of potentially malicious charging cables. A hacker who goes by the online handle MG took…
https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/12/iphone...


Sony debuts massive 9-inch CarPlay + Android Auto Receiver w/ modest price tag - 9to5Toys
CarPlay has become popular in new vehicles, but many of us aren't shopping for a new car. A problem the new 9-inch Sony CarPlay receiver aims to help solve.
https://9to5toys.com/2019/08/12/sony-car...


You may be owed up to $500 if you owned a Pixel or Pixel XL - The Verge
Earlier this year, Google agreed to settle a class action lawsuit claiming the company knowingly sold first-generation Pixel phones with defective microphones. Now, the final approval has gone through, meaning if you bought an original Pixel or Pixel XL befor…
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Android users can log into some Google services using their fingerprint - Engadget
Google’s quest to rid the world of passwords takes a major step forward.
https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/12/goog...


Best Xbox One X and Xbox One S Deals and Bundles 2019 - IGN - IGN
If you're looking to grab a new Xbox One, it's the best value going in gaming right now.
https://www.ign.com/articles/best-xbox-o...


Is AMD's RDNA graphics technology ready to power next-gen consoles? - Engadget
Welcome to the latest episode of Upscaled, our explainer show where we look at the components that make our tech faster. In this episode, we're taking a clo...
https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/12/amd-...


Microsoft's strategy of cozying up to other platforms is working, so the company is extending it - CNBC
Last week, Microsoft cozied up to Samsung, one of the biggest names in the Android ecosystem. Meanwhile, Microsoft's Minecraft is a big hit on Sony's PlayStation 4, and it's setting up for a big augmented reality win on Apple's iOS.
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/12/microsof...


Super Mario Odyssey mod removes Mario’s mustache - Polygon
Mario is famous for a lot of things, namely his stylin’ mustache. But internet criminals have seen to remove the plumber’s rockin’ lip cover in a new mod for Super Mario Odyssey.
https://www.polygon.com/2019/8/12/208022...


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