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[Update x2: More changes] After a week with Android Q Beta 1, here are all the little changes we've noticed - Android Police
There are quite a few new features (and some removed functionality) present in the first beta of Android Q — we've documented around 50 major changes already. There are also plenty of smaller tweaks that don't warrant separate coverage, so we're going over th…
https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/04/18...


HP’s first 15-inch Chromebook features a full-size keyboard and IPS touchscreen for $449 - The Verge
Chromebooks continue to impress in the price-for-quality department, and the HP Chromebook 15 is no exception. The first ever 15-inch HP Chromebook comes not only with a full-sized keyboard and number pad, but also a blacklit IPS touchscreen and 64GB of base …
https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/...


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Joker Challenger Pack DLC Review - IGN
The Joker Challenger Pack is a great addition to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate whether you are a Persona fan or not.
https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/04/18/...


Microsoft is making VR better for those with vision problems - Engadget
SeeingVR includes a set of bifocal lenses, a magnifier and more.
https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/18/micr...


Dr Disrespect explains why Apex Legends is turning into H1Z1 - Dexerto
Popular Twitch streamer Dr Disrespect feels Apex Legends is going down a similar road of another battle royale - H1Z1.
https://www.dexerto.com/apex-legends/dr-...


Instagram has considered hiding the like count on people’s photos - The Verge
Instagram appears to have considered giving users the ability to hide likes on content, so that only the poster knows how many likes they’ve received.
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Facebook Says Instagram Password Breach Larger Than Initially Thought - Deadline
Facebook now says millions of Instagram users’ passwords were accidentally stored in a readable format on its servers, not tens of thousands as it initially thought. Facebook revealed the new infor…
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Facebook is working on an AI voice assistant similar to Alexa, Google Assistant - Ars Technica
There's no indication that it will extend outside Facebook's own hardware—yet.
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/04/...


Samsung updates Galaxy Buds with Bixby voice controls - Engadget
Bixby brings new hands-free controls to the Galaxy Buds.
https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/18/sams...


Our Samsung Galaxy Fold Broke After Two Days - CNBC
CNBC's Todd Haselton offers a look at the new $2,000 Samsung Galaxy Fold, which is the talk of this year's Mobil World Congress. Samsung's $1,980 Galaxy Fold...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-ROgEEB...


Warhammer: Chaosbane’s beta is back for another week - Polygon
The closed beta for dungeon crawler Warhammer: Chaosbane is April 18 to April 24, 2019, on PS4, Windows PC and Xbox One. Players get in by preordering the game.
https://www.polygon.com/2019/4/18/184856...


Wirecutter's best deals: Save $150 on an 11-inch Apple iPad Pro - Engadget
Get that high-end iPad for big savings in today's deals
https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/18/wire...


Google Home Users Get Free, Ad-Supported YouTube Music - Thurrott.com
Google announced a free, ad-supported version of YouTube Music to all users of Google Home and other Google-powered speakers.
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BlackBerry Messenger (yes, that BBM) is shutting down on May 31st - The Verge
The consumer version of BBM will be sunset on May 31st, 2019 after the company gave into users fleeing to other messaging services over the years.
https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/18/18485...


Microsoft Announces Surface Hub 2S: 50-Inch for $9000 - AnandTech
Microsoft has introduced its new family of Surface Hub collaboration devices designed for conference rooms. The new lineup includes an all-new 85-inch model for...
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14236/mic...


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