Google Calendar, Sexified With Material Design, Now Available to All Desktop Users

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Back in mid-August, a big redesign for the web-based Google Calendar was teased by a beta user on reddit. Today, that redesign is official and available for everyone, and man, it looks good. Basically, the whole thing has been redesigned from top to bottom, complete with a floating action button, ability to check on other’s calendars (should you be an enterprise user), as well as the fact you can add rich formatting and hyperlinks to calendar invites. As Google details, “Now you can see contact information of ...

Pukk is a cute but unsettling mobile game starring a head, coming next month

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Most people try to avoid decapitation, because it’s generally considered fatal. But for the cheerful chap who appears in Pukk, decapitation is the start of an enjoyable treasure hunting adventure in a Nordic snowscape. A door closes, a window opens. The head, sensibly – if belatedly – protected by a helmet, slides around on the ice, smashing blocks, avoiding polar bears, and collecting treasure. Naturally, treasure isn’t much use to a decapitated head, so he spends the proceeds of his hunt on fancier helmets, to prolong the ...

Rovio teams up with Iron Maiden to bring Eddie the Bird to Angry Birds Evolution

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To celebrate Halloween, Rovio has teamed up with the elderly metal band Iron Maiden to temporarily add a character called Eddie the Bird to Angry Birds Evolution. Eddie – a tribute to Iron Maiden’s gruesome skeletal mascot Eddie the Head – will have four stages of evolution, each representing a different Iron Maiden album, including such classics as Hell is Burning, Yellow Thunderhog, and Don’t Smack Talk My Iguana*. Two other new birds join Eddie, along with three new pigs on the other side of the conflict, and ...

There’s a Herocraft Humble Mobile Bundle

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The Humble Mobile Bundle featuring games made in Korea has just come to an end. Following close on its heels, as if eager to establish geopolitical equilibrium, is a Humble Mobile Bundle featuring titles made by Russian studio Herocraft. Herocraft has been around since the days of Java games on handsets with *whisper it* buttons. Many developers from that era failed to adapt to the whizzbang age of superflash touchscreen smartphones, but Herocraft is made of sterner stuff than most, and it can turn its many RSI-riddled hands to ...

New Nova Launcher 5.5 Beta Adds Searchbar to Dock Option, Fun Icon Animations, More

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A new Nova Launcher v5.5 beta update is available now to beta participants and it includes some of the goodness from the Pixel Launcher in the Pixel 2, as well as other Oreo-styled items. For one, you can now add the search bar directly to the dock if you want, just like you’ll see on the Pixel Launcher with the Pixel 2. You’ll find it in Nova Settings>Dock>Searchbar in dock. To style it, you’ll do so from Nova Settings>Desktop>Search bar style. If you aren’t a fan of ...

Your Pet Photos Will Now Show Up Alongside Your Friends and Family in Google Photos

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Because we all take massive amounts of pictures of our pets thanks to all of our pets being awesome, Google is making it easier to locate them all in Google Photos. Starting today and rolling out globally, Google will start showing your cats and dogs in groups alongside all of the people you currently see. Instead of just a “People” category, you’ll find a “People & Pets” category that includes your furry friends too. You’ll be able to name them and quickly make albums or movies ...

Google WiFi Adds Site Blocking to Keep Away Inappropriate Websites From Your Kids

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Google WiFi, a heck of deal in the mesh WiFi router game, received an update today that gives admins the ability to turn on site blocking. That’s a techie way of saying that Google is giving parents a way to block unwanted content from their kids’ devices. With site blocking turned on, Google says that more than 8 million non-kid-friendly websites won’t show through on devices you specify. The option uses Google’s SafeSearch, which is always on the hunt for new sites to add to its ...

DEAL: Get $150 Off Verizon and AT&T Galaxy Note 8 Models at Best Buy

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For what’s sure to be a limited time, folks can save $150 on select Galaxy Note 8 models at Best Buy when you purchase the phone with a device payment plan. According to the listings on Best Buy’s website, only the Verizon and AT&T variants are listed at the discounted pricing. With the savings, the price of the Verizon model is dropped from $39/month to $32.75/month for 24 months, and for AT&T, the usual price of $31.67/month is dropped to $26.66/month for 30 months (or $33.33 ...