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NVIDIA adds 3 Assassin’s Creed games, Saints Row: The Third Remastered, Far Cry: New Dawn, and more to GeForce NOW

NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW game-streaming service enjoys its share in the now-crowded game streaming market on the fact that it was one of the first to appear for end consumers. The service started beta testing for Android last year and opened up for everyone in February. NVIDIA had pledged to announce new games for GeForce NOW...

Windows 10 May 2020 update brings WSL 2, revamped Cortana assistant, and “Your Phone” calls to ARM devices

per StatCounter, Windows commands a market share of 76.5%, meaning that every three out of four computers in the world run on Windows. While Windows did admittedly lose its dominant status as the OS across platforms to Android, it still presented itself as the go-to desktop option for many, many users. The latest version of...

Google rolls out Chrome OS 83 with tab groups in the browser, virtual desk naming, and more

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting adjusted work schedules of its employees, Google had to temporarily pause Chrome and Chrome OS updates earlier this year in March. While the updates resumed shortly thereafter, the company announced an updated schedule for future releases with a couple of significant changes. As per the new...

OPPO is reportedly hiring MediaTek and Unisoc engineers to design its own chip

The U.S. Commerce Department recently extended the trade ban against Huawei until May 2021 and moved to block many chip makers from supplying HiSilicon Kirin SoCs to the company. While the trade ban currently only affects Huawei, the uncertainty of the situation has raised concerns among other Chinese manufacturers. Due to this, Huawei's biggest domestic...

Huawei P20 Pro and Mate 10 start getting EMUI 10 (Android 10) globally

Huawei is finally bringing the long-due EMUI 10 based Android 10 update to the P20 Pro and Mate 10. The company has begun rolling out the update globally, with users in Europe and Asia reportedly receiving the OTA. This is in line with Huawei’s EMUI 10 update roadmap which states both phones will start receiving...

OxygenOS 10.3.4 for the OnePlus 6/6T adds Work-Life Balance and Epic Games Store in India

Late last month, OnePlus announced the end of the OxygenOS Open Beta program for its 2018 flagships — the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T — making Open Beta 6 the last beta release for both devices. However, the devices are still scheduled to receive bi-monthly stability and security update until at least mid-20201, as per...

OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T series get new OxygenOS updates with Dolby Atmos support for Bullets Wireless Z, Epic Games Store in India, and more

Following the recent rollout of OxygenOS Open Beta 14/4 for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 series, the devices are now receiving a major update over on the stable channel. The latest stable updates — OxygenOS 10.3.3 for the OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, and 7T (India) and OxygenOS 10.0.11 for OnePlus 7T (global) — brings...

NVIDIA’s new opt-in policy for games on GeForce NOW hopefully means better stability for the catalog

The game streaming market is now a much more crowded place than it was when NVIDIA GeForce NOW first arrived in beta several years ago. Google Stadia is the hot new platform on the block, and Microsoft's xCloud is another contender in the scene. NVIDIA's service is still one of the better options out there...

HBO Max is now available for $14.99/mo on Android, Android TV, and more platforms

Is the world ready for yet another streaming platform? Ready or not, HBO Max is finally available in the US starting today. HBO Max is owned by WarnerMedia, which is part of AT&T's entertainment offerings. HBO Max is free for HBO subscribers and $14.99 per month for everyone else (there is a 7-day free trial). The...

Gmail for web gets a more useful Quick Settings menu

Gmail is one of the most popular email services in the world and the web client is used by millions of people every day. The general interface for Gmail on the web has improved a lot over the years, but navigating the settings can still be a challenge. Thankfully, Google is finally revamping the Quick...

[Update 4: All Builds Back] OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T series get OxygenOS Open Beta 14/4 with new ambient display clocks and May 2020 patches

OnePlus rolled out OxygenOS Open Beta 13 for the OnePlus 7 series and Open Beta 3 for the OnePlus 7T series earlier this month, with a couple of new features and the Android security patches for April 2020. Today, the company is releasing a new Open Beta update for these devices, with the OnePlus 7/7Pro...

OPPO Find X2, X2 Neo, X2 Lite, and Moto G7 Android 10 kernel source code now available

The foundation of the Android OS is built on top of the Linux kernel, thus Android device makers are obliged to provide the source code (upon request) for any Linux kernel binaries that ship on their devices. Besides the source code release for the retail release software, OEMs should also publish the updated Linux kernel...