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Enable Google Pixel AR Stickers on the Nexus 6P, OnePlus 3/3T, and Xiaomi Mi 5

The Google Pixel smartphones (both the 1st and 2nd generation) received an awesome new feature yesterday: Augmented Reality stickers. These AR stickers allow users to place 3D digital objects inside of their smartphone's camera viewfinder. The first AR stickers centered around characters from the Star Wars and Stranger Things franchises, and they're pretty fun to...

OnePlus Celebrates its Fourth Anniversary with Contests and Discounts

This week marks the four-year anniversary of the founding of OnePlus, and in that short time, the company's generated a fair share of controversy... but also shipped incredible phones at great prices. Since we began covering the startup way back in 2013, OnePlus has always been supportive of and responsive to us and the entire...

Twitter Announces Threads, Its Native Tweetstorm Implementation

Twitter's usually ahead of the curve when it comes to social media trends. It pioneered the use of the pound sign ("#") for hashtags, and it designated the "@" shorthand for mentions. But one trend it didn't predict was "tweetstorms," the multiple-tweet-long messages that exceed Twitter's character limit. To rectify the oversight, the company codified...

Microsoft Garage’s Outings Lets You Explore Places Around the World

Much like Google's has a team of researchers working on experimental applications, Microsoft has its own. It's called Microsoft Garage, and it recently published a new tool for iOS and Android called Outings. Outings lets you explore, discover, and search for interesting places around the world. Under the hood is a curated collection of information from high-quality travel blogs and image...

Huawei MediaPad M4 with Android Oreo is Likely Coming Soon

When it comes to Android tablets, there aren't that many high-end options to choose from. Even now, it's not uncommon to see folks opt for older tablets like the three-year-old Nexus 9. But Huawei is one of the companies trying to turn things around, and rumor has it it's working on a high-end Android tablet to rule...

Upcoming Google Maps Feature Reminds You When to Get Off the Train/Bus

Google Maps has become a critical navigation tool for people over the years and each new feature makes the platform more robust. We recently reported on a new redesign that was announced for Google Maps, but some information has been revealed about a new feature that will be coming in a future update. If testing...

OxygenOS 4.5.15 for the OnePlus 5 Adds October Security Patches and More

We recently reported on a new OxygenOS OTA update for the OnePlus 5T and spoke about how the company still has yet to unify its software for the two devices. It's still unclear if that is something they will be doing, but today they have announced a new OxygenOS update for the OnePlus 5. While...

Android Oreo Beta arrives for the Nokia 5; Nokia 6 is next in line

Last month, HMD Global rolled out a stable version of Android Oreo to its flagship smartphone, the Nokia 8. At the time, the company said that its budget lineup, which is comprised of the Nokia 6 and Nokia 5, would be next in line to get the Android Oreo update. Well, it's been over three...

Run Your Favorite Windows Apps and Games Directly on Your Mac or Linux OS

  It’s almost 2018, and for some reason there still exists an obnoxious barrier between Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems when it comes to running apps and playing games. CrossOver 17 for Linux was designed to break that tedious barrier down, by allowing you to run your favorite Windows apps and games directly on your Mac...

Synaptics Partners with “Top 5” OEM for In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

Smartphone owners have been using biometric authentication for years now, but recently, it's dramatically. That's mostly thanks to fingerprint-scannning technology, which has become pretty much ubiquitous on smartphones.  There's only one problem: The scanners tend to take up a lot of space. Luckily, the solution might be around the corner. On Tuesday, Synaptics announced that it'll begin...

Google’s Research Launches 3 New AI-Powered Photography Apps

Google's artificial intelligence (AI) techniques have improved over the years, and they've resulted in some pretty incredibly tools already. But the possibilities are limitless. Take Google Research's latest experiments, for example: It's been using AI to improve mobile photography, most notably in the Google Pixel series' high dynamic range (HDR) post-processing. On Monday, it launched...

Google Brings YouTube TV to 34 New Metro Areas

Google's been building on the foundations of YouTube ever since it acquired it back in 2006. While the platform's (likely) a money-losing venture for the company, the search giant's come up with a number of ways to leverage its intellectual property profitably. One of the most recent avenues is YouTube Red, a subscription-based ad-free viewing experience, and...