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2018-05-22T13:56:07.059Z
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There has been an experimental FaceDetector API within the Chrome web browser since version 56 that can automatically detect when someone is looking at a webcam. Now, the developer who created FacePause has found a way to use the API to automatically pause YouTube videos when you look away from your computer.

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Budget phones have gotten really good over the years, but they often buck the latest trends when it comes to design. Today, Alcatel has announced that its budget Alcatel 3V is arriving in the US, and it brings a fair bit to the table…

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Amazon’s Prime Exclusive program became a lot more compelling earlier this year when the company ditched annoying lockscreen ads, and today, the company is partnering with LG to deliver a new option.

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Unlike many other Android manufacturers, OnePlus builds different system-wide theme options right in the device’s settings menu. Without digging too deep into the OnePlus 6’s theming options, here’s how to apply a basic dark or light theme as well as adjust its accent color.

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Up until this point, the only thing we’ve heard about the Moto Z3 Play comes from a leaked render of the handset that shows the removal of the front-facing fingerprint sensor. Now, an internal document has leaked that appears to show the Z3 Play’s specs, software features, and information on several Moto Mod bundles that’ll be sold with the device.

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We’re just a couple of days away from the debut of HTC’s next flagship, but in the final hours, the company has mistakenly revealed everything there is to know on its very own website…

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Earlier today, Twitter started to implement its own “Twemoji” to make sure Android users could see every emoji used on the platform even if their phone doesn’t support specific emoji. But with this enabled, Twitter’s Twemoji will look different than what you’re used to seeing on your device. Thankfully, it’s easy to turn off and use your native emoji…

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Today we’ve got the review embargo for the OnePlus 6 drops, a couple new features are rolling out to Google Photos, and our Abner Li takes a deep dive into Google Duplex.

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On its Open Source Blog, Google announced the first major revision of the open source Git protocol.

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The amazement over Google Duplex at I/O 2018 quickly veered into criticism over the lack of disclosure and questions about the on-stage demo itself. I think, somewhat lost in this furor, is the sheer impressiveness of Duplex and what an achievement it is for technology. But what exactly is it, and how does it work? And what will it be able to do for you?

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Wireless charging has been around for a long time, but thanks to Apple finally adding it to its latest crop of iPhones and Samsung fully embracing it with its past few flagships, the technology has pretty much become mainstream at this point. However, with its latest flagship, the OnePlus 6, the company still hasn’t adopted it…

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Back in April, we got a first look at a new “favorites” feature in Google Photos that was still in development thanks to our APK Insight. Surprisingly, Google didn’t announce this new functionality at its developer conference when it showed off other new AI features, but it is now rolling out, starting this week.

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Emoji has become a core part of how we communicate on mobile devices today, but there’s a pretty big issue with compatibility at times. Today, Twitter is implementing a change that it hopes will fix emoji on Android, and it’s all because OEMs aren’t updating devices fast enough.

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Since the earliest days of Google Maps, your vehicle’s location along your route has always been represented by a blue arrow. That’s about to change on iOS — Google has added three new adorable car designs to replace it with.

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Samsung has one of the largest smartphone portfolios on the market today, and now, the company has announced 4 new smartphones designed for the Indian market.

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Android Oreo’s rollout has been pretty slow since its debut on the Pixel family last year, but in the past couple of months, the floodgates have finally started to open for other devices. Today, Oreo is on its way to the LG G6 and the original Moto Z.

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Fast charging has become incredibly popular over the past couple of years, and OnePlus has been on the forefront of that with its special “Dash Charge” system. The proprietary charging option has been around since the debut of the OnePlus 3, but if you were tuned in to the OnePlus 6 reveal last week, you might have noticed that the company didn’t once mention Dash Charging. Apparently, there’s a reason for that…

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LG revealed its latest flagship, the G7 ThinQ, last week, but it was a bit quiet on some important details. That included pricing and release dates. Now, as we start to approach the reported launch date, carriers are starting to reveal pricing.

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No, your memory isn’t failing you — I’ve written about managing Chrome tabs before. I wrote about an extension called Tab Wrangler once upon a time that helped keep my scatter-brained tabs under control by automatically closing the ones I wasn’t using. Now, I want to take a closer look at a different tab management extension called OneTab, and tell you why I switched over.

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