You can now remap the Pixel 2 squeeze gesture to any other app

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL include a squeeze gesture to launch Google Now or silence incoming calls. This is known as Active Edge and it’s a feature that seems to be responsive and intuitive. However, like Samsung’s dedicated Bixby button, not everybody wants to use Active Edge in the way that Google intends. The guys over ...

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How the Google Pixel 2 Now Playing song identification works

There are a number of apps and services available to help you detect what song is currently playing around you: products like Shazam, SoundHound, or even Google Now. Such services typically rely on your smartphone’s microphone to record a sample of music and then compare that sample against a database of songs. The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel ...

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Google will pay cash bounties for security flaws in high-profile apps

Mobile security is paramount and Google is stepping up to the plate to ensure your apps are safe. Today, Google announced that it was launching a new bug bounty program named the “Google Play Security Reward Program”. It aims to encourage developers and white hat hackers to poke and prod apps from the Play Store for ...

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You can now grab the Daydream View VR headset from the Google Store

Back when Google announced the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, it also took the wraps off some other goodies as well. The recently released Google Home Mini was one, but another was the updated Daydream View VR headset. We weren’t given a release date at the time of the announcement, but it looks like the headset has just gone live.  You can ...

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The Google Pixel 2 XL gets high marks for modularity in its teardown

iFixit If you’re waiting on the brand new Google Pixel 2 XL, we have something that might tide you over until you can get your hands on it. Today, iFixit published its teardown guide and repairability score for the phone and gave us a look inside the device. There are several interesting facts we can glean, like exactly how modular the ...

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Exclusive: This Moto Mod will let you cast DirecTV Now to your TV

Motorola deserves some credit for sticking to its vision when it comes to the Moto Mods add-ons. Unlike LG, who quickly ditched its modular smartphone idea after one failed device, Motorola continued to push the concept with multiple new Mods, including several from third-party partners. Hot on the heels of the Alexa-enabled Moto Smart Speaker, ...

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Google brings select Android Instant Apps to the Play Store

Today, Google announced some changes to its Google Play Store. The biggest of which will add a new method for people to try apps without going through the process of installing them first. The new feature leverages Google’s Android Instant Apps functionality that was introduced last year.  Editor's PickAndroid Instant Apps: what do ...

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