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Google to stop producing some of its hardware in China

Google is moving some of its manufacturing to avoid higher tariffs on imports.

What you need to know Tariffs from the trade war would have put a 25% tax on motherboards imported to the U.S. from China. Google has shifted production for most of its U.S.-bound motherboards to Taiwan. Production for American-bound Nest products is also being moved to Taiwan and Malaysia.

The most recent trade spat between the U.S. and China has been ramping up lately  [Read More…]

Some Google Maps users are getting an off-route alert for taxis

The new feature has only been spotted in India so far.

What you need to know The new off-route feature will alert you when your driver goes more than 500m off course. So far the new feature has only been spotted being tested in India. Google Maps has added the option to see speed cameras and a speedometer recently as well.

Google is testing a new feature for Maps which could save you some money or even  [Read More…]

Show your pride with some of the best cases for the Pixel 3

It’s June and you may be wondering how you can show your pride. While joining in on events is always a fun way, having a little something to showcase your support wherever you go is great too! That’s where these Pride cases for the Google Pixel 3 come in. These playful and vibrant designs are a mix of the simple and incredible — giving you more than enough of a selection to choose from.

Make it your own Stuff4 Personalized  [Read More…]

Look out: Android Q Beta 4 update failing for some Pixel owners

What you need to know Android Q Beta 4 is failing to install for many Pixel 3 owners. Phone either fails to boot or dumps into recovery mode. Force rebooting, sometimes with recovery mode, can revert to Beta 3.

The fourth version of the Android Q beta was just released, and OTA updates already started pushing out to Pixel owners who were enrolled in the beta program. But this one isn’t heading out as smoothly as the first  [Read More…]

Looking for some action? Check out these action games on PS4.

The action genre, by definition, includes a multitude of varying styles. The most defining characteristic, however, is fast-paced frenetic gameplay. PlayStation 4 has a ton of fantastic action games to offer. Here are some of the best available to PS4 owners.

★ Featured favorite Metro Exodus

The balanced and satisfying mix of fast paced shooter action, sneaking and sniping with an in depth story is something to love about Metro Exodus. As the third installment of  [Read More…]

Google Pay is coming to some NYC public transit routes on May 31

Google Assistant and Maps integration will also make it easier to find your ride.

What you need to know Contactless payments will be supported on certain NYC public transit routes beginning on May 31. Google Maps and Assistant can now give real-time transit info for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in NYC. The real-time transit features will also begin rolling out to other cities including London and Melbourne in the coming weeks.

Contactless payments have added a certain  [Read More…]

Some Snapchat employees reportedly used internal tools to abuse users’ data

Employees accessed information using an internal tool called “SnapLion.”

What you need to know A report claims Snapchat employees abused their privilege to access user data. This included saved snaps, phone numbers, and more. SnapLion was one of the internal tools used to do this.

It seems like not a day goes by without learning about a new privacy concern or data breach, and this time around Snapchat gets its spot in the limelight with a report  [Read More…]

Some Pixel 3a owners are experiencing random shut downs

The bug could be related to using Wi-Fi.

What you need to know Some users are experiencing random shut downs on both the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. Running in safe mode doesn’t appear to fix it and it could be related to using Wi-Fi. At the moment, there has been no official statement from Google on the matter.

It wouldn’t be a Pixel launch if users weren’t already having problems, and unfortunately, it only took  [Read More…]

These are some the best puzzle games you can play on PS4

Puzzles and platformers tend to go hand-in-hand in a lot of cases, so you’ll see a few on this list along with games that are primarily puzzle-based. Those looking to test their intelligence, problem solving, reflexes, and wit will find some of the best mind benders on PlayStation 4 below.

★ Featured favorite Tetris Effect

Staff pick

You can teach an old dog new tricks! Or, you can still innovate on a decades old classic like Tetris.  [Read More…]

Get some great deals on Star Wars Day in these Android games

May the Force be with you always — on your phone!

There are a ton of Star Wars games for Android. Like, so many.

In honor of May the Fourth (be with you), we’ve rounded up the best Star Wars games available for Android — along with some in-game deals that might be worth your attention.

Keep in mind that any AR-experiences or lightsaber simulators won’t make this list because despite how cool they might be, they’re  [Read More…]