DEAL: Grab a Case for Your Pixel at 50% Off on Google Store

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For what we only assume is a limited time, cases for the Pixel and Pixel XL are available at discounted pricing on the Google Store. There are two styles available at the discounted pricing, the standard clear case and the colored case. You can get either for the standard Pixel or XL, with both listed at 50% off the standard price. The clear case is going for $15, while the colored case is $17.50. We have placed an image of what’s available below, so if you’re interested, ...

[Deal Alert] Amazon has the Polar M600 Android Wear smartwatch for $250 ($80 off)

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If the fancy round Android Wear watches just aren't your style (or you're looking for something more fitness-focused), then this deal might interest you. Amazon has the Polar M600 for $250.29, which means that your total savings will be $79.66. As you can tell, the M600 is not a watch that is meant to look pretty. It has a Fitbit look to it, but with Wear 2.0. You also get a MediaTek MT2601, a 1.3" 240x240 TFT display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, a 500mAh battery, 24/7 ...

Pokémon GO Getting Raid Battles and Overhauled Gym System

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A massive update is soon headed out to Pokémon GO, one that introduces Raid Battles and completely overhauls the Gym system. To explain the changes, let’s quickly go over how Gyms acted up to this point. A player goes to an unclaimed Gym, throws in their Pokémon, then other players from opposing teams try to defeat your Pokémon and take over the Gym. When a team has multiple Pokémon defending a Gym, it will increase the prestige of the Gym, making it harder for enemy teams ...

Start a Duo Video Call From Right Inside Allo, Thanks to Update

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Allo and Duo were announced alongside each other at last year’s Google I/O, but surprisingly, there wasn’t much integration between the two. Thanks to an Allo update rolling out this week, users of the services can now begin a Duo video call from right inside Allo. With the updated version of Allo, if you are inside of a chat with someone who uses Duo, you can now quickly video call that person. It’s a simple concept, one we’re surprised wasn’t there from the start. Regardless, it’s ...

DEAL: 3-Pack Luma WiFi System Just $236 ($112 Off), Google WiFi $29 Off

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If you happened to jump on the first wave of mesh WiFi systems that released over the past couple of years, you (like me) probably won’t like the fact that the same systems can now be purchased at a fraction of the price you paid. If you have held out on upgrading your home WiFi to one of these systems, you played your cards correctly. Systems from Google, Eero, Linksys, and Luma all seem to be featured in regular deals. For example, today you can get ...

AccuWeather Update Brings 7-Day Allergy Forecast, Dark Theme for Maps

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An update for the AccuWeather app on Android is rolling out this week, available to all users. Inside, there are two new features, as well as bug fixing. For the features, AccuWeather now includes a 7-day forecast for allergies, perfect for anyone who needs to track the risk of pollen and other such hazards in the air. In addition, the Maps section has a new dark theme to play with. If you don’t already use AccuWeather, there is the paid version and free version. Both versions work ...

Galaxy S8 Owners Get Exclusive Google Play Music Station

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Over the weekend, owners of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ (possibly other Samsung devices too) who use Google Play Music welcomed in a new exclusive feature. It’s a special radio station called “New Release Radio,” and yep, it plays a “personalized mix of newly released songs.” It’s also updated daily, according to the station listing. We’re not sure if this radio station will ever not be an exclusive to Samsung devices, but it seems likely that it’ll come to other users eventually. It’s not like ...

Samsung Opens Up Bixby Early Access Program to Test New Features

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Want to test new Bixby features from Samsung before they go public to everyone? Now you can, thanks to a new Bixby Early Access program that opened up today in the US. As of today, the early access page says specifically that “new voice features are coming” and that you’ll be able to test that feature on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ first. As was demoed back during the Galaxy S8 launch event, voice access in Bixby lets you send texts, change settings within your ...