DEAL: Woot has Google Pixel as Low as $280, Pixel XL as Low as $300

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A reader asked me the other day if they should ditch their original Google Pixel or Pixel XL for the Essential Phone, since there are always so many good deals on the Essential Phone. I told them, no. I did that because they wanted a great camera and there still aren’t many phones that can best even the original Pixel phones in that department. So if you want a great camera and don’t have a ton of cash to spend, we’ve got a great deal ...

Google’s ARCore Brings Advanced AR Apps to 13 Phones, Google Lens to All

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Man, we’re not even to MWC 2018 yet and Google is dropping news bomb after news bomb. After telling us about all of their Google Assistant plans, we now know what’s coming with their ARCore platform and Google Lens. To put it simply, a big ol’ group of people can now access both. For ARCore, an update to v1.0 dropped this week to take it out of beta and it enables advanced AR capabilities on 13 devices. It also opens up the option for developers ...

DEAL: Up to $500 Off Verizon Galaxy S8, S8+ or T-Mobile Note 8, Plus Free Gear IconX Too

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Even with the Galaxy S9 right around the corner, there is nothing wrong with still looking for the best deal on the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8. Often when new phones are on the horizon, companies will discount their current best-sellers to try and move product. That seems to be the case over at Samsung’s online store, where you can slash up to $500 off the Verizon Galaxy S8 or S8+, as well as the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 8. They are tossing in ...

DEAL: Google’s Newest Daydream View Headset is $20 Off

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Google’s newest Daydream View headset is currently $20 off at a variety of retailers. That drops the price to $79.99, which is the same price that the original View headset fetched. What’s different about this new 2017 version? It has a new outer material, one that should be much more resilient to the VR damage you may inflict on it. In terms of VR quality, it has an upgraded 100-degree field of view, as well as a new optical lens design and heatsink to help ...

DEAL: Amazon’s Deal of the Day Brings Moto X4 Prime Exclusive to Just $250

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Thank to the Deal of the Day, Amazon is matching the Project Fi deal for the Moto X4 right now, bringing the total of its Prime Exclusive model to just $250. That’s $80 in savings when compared to the usual price of this exact model. As you may have heard recently, Amazon announced that it is removing lockscreen advertisements from its Prime Exclusive lineup, making these less expensive devices a little more intriguing, but we would see a small price increase because of it. Thanks to ...

Google Wallet Becomes Google Pay Send Until Google Pay Gets Send/Request Money Feature

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While Google begins making the shift of Android Pay to Google Pay today, you may be curious what the future holds for Google Wallet. For the next few months, it’ll still live on, but it’s being rebranded as well. Google Wallet will become Google Pay Send until Google can bake send/request money features into Google Pay. The announcement for Google Wallet was attached to the bottom of today’s Google Pay news. Google said to expect not only a name change, but “a fresh coat of ...

Android Pay App Makes the Switch to Google Pay, Gets Spicy New UI (Updated)

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The next time you see an update to your Android Pay app, it will no longer be called Android Pay. Instead, Google will flip the switch over to the Google Pay branding it told us to expect back in January. The change happened on Google Play over night and not only shows a change in name, but a refreshed UI as well. While I have yet to receive the update that changes the name, the new listing shows the branding and screenshots of what we ...

RIP, Swype.

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Swype, one of the original apps we ever covered on this site, has apparently been put to rest by its owners. Nuance, the company that bought Swype in 2011 for $100M, told a redditor today that they are no longer developing for the Swype keyboard and that they have decided to exit the “direct-to-consumer keyboard business.” We reached out to Nuance and have yet to hear back, but XDA claims to have confirmed with the company that Swype is indeed dead. We know for sure ...