Why having no headphone jack is a bad idea

2002 was an interesting year, as it was the first time that DVDs outsold VHS tapes. While people didn’t want to purchase their video collection again on a new format, DVDs made a compelling case. Not only did the discs take up less space than VHS tapes, but the audio and video was of vastly […]

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How giant balloons could restore wireless service in Puerto Rico

RavenAeroStar Google’s Project Loon just received an experimental license from the FCC and could soon be launched in Puerto Rico to provide emergency connectivity. Editor’s Pick Google’s Project Loon can now use fewer balloons to offer internet access Project Loon is certainly one of the more “out there” projects that being funded by Google’s parent […]

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Google Home Mini codes for Pixel 2 pre-orders will be sent within 4 weeks of the phone shipping

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_unnamed-5-2.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-450627" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_unnamed-5-2-728x315.png" alt="" width="668" height="289" /></a></p> <p>When pre-orders went live during the Google event last week, there was a bit of confusion regarding the free Home Mini you get for purchasing a Pixel 2. Google has recently updated the listing for the Pixel in the <a href="https://store.google.com/product/pixel_2">Google Store</a>, and it's started emailing some extra information to those who made a purchase. Free Home Mini promo codes associated with a Pixel 2 pre-order will be emailed within 4 weeks after the phone ships. <span id="more-450626"></span></p> <p>This actually makes a lot of sense, as otherwise, it would...

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T-Mobile and Sprint merger could happen as early as this month

We’ve been seeing fresh reports of a T-Mobile and Sprint merger recently, and the latest rumor claims that it might happen before the end of the month. Editor’s Pick Unpacking the Uncarrier: Why T-Mobile is the way it is If you’re a John Oliver fan, you might have caught his recent segment on corporate consolidation. […]

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Allo is rolling out Web Stickers and group chat mentions, v20 prepares to add more advanced group management and more [APK Teardown]

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_allo.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-450621" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_allo.png" alt="" width="728" height="300" /></a></p> <p>A new version of Allo hit this morning, but that's not nearly as important as the features that were remotely activated by Google in the last day or two. Two features we've been expecting have gone live: Web Stickers and @mentions in group chats. But just as those teardown topics make the transition into live features, the latest update does bring some new things to look out for in the future, including group management and permanent bans, plus a new way to record selfies.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/07/allo-rolling-web-stickers-group-chat-mentions-v20-prepares-add-advanced-group-management-apk-teardown/"...

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10 best job search apps for Android

Finding work is both easier and harder than it used to be. It’s easier because the magic of the Internet allows you to search large databases and the magic of word processing allows you to create tight, solid resumes and CVs. However, navigating those things can be difficult for some people because not everything is […]

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Nokia 8 excels in JerryRigEverything’s durability tests, despite using same aluminum as bend-prone iPhone 6 Plus

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_Screenshot_20171007-025417.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-450564" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_Screenshot_20171007-025417-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>The Nokia 8 might not be officially sold here in the US, but in other parts of the world, it'll get into a lot of hands. Because of this, YouTuber/phone destroyer JerryRigEverything decided to buy a brand new unit for the sole purpose of scratching, burning, and bending it. Oh, and also for carving the Twitter logo into the back.</p> <p><span id="more-450563"></span></p> <p>[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpxN9IYPQJc?feature=oembed&w=668&h=376]</p> <p>After unboxing the phone, Zack (not Jerry) wastes no time in beginning the torture.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/07/nokia-8-excels-jerryrigeverythings-durability-tests-despite-using-aluminum-bend-prone-iphone-6-plus/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/07/nokia-8-excels-jerryrigeverythings-durability-tests-despite-using-aluminum-bend-prone-iphone-6-plus/'>Nokia 8 excels in JerryRigEverything's durability tests, despite using...

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PlayRaven and CCP Games are working on a free-to-play ‘Eve Online’ title for mobile

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_banner_aurora_preview.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-450587" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_banner_aurora_preview-728x273.png" alt="" width="668" height="251" /></a></p> <p>It was just announced that <a href="http://www.playraven.com/">PlayRaven</a> and <a href="https://www.ccpgames.com/">CCP Games</a> are working on a brand new free-to-play mobile game that is set in the <a href="https://www.eveonline.com/">EVE Online</a> universe. Right now it is known as <em>Project Aurora</em>, and it's planned to be a game where player cooperation is a must. You will work together with your teammates in order to rule the galaxy and become the most influential corporation in the universe.</p> <p><span id="more-450586"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_square_splash_aurora_preview.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-450588" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_square_splash_aurora_preview-668x669.png" alt="" width="668" height="669" /></a></p> <p>What is currently known is that...

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Here are all the new Home and Assistant-related features that Google announced at its October 4th event

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-10-07-at-4.27.05-AM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-450580" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-10-07-at-4.27.05-AM-728x343.png" alt="" width="668" height="315" /></a></p> <p>Google revealed a lot of products at its San Francisco event on October 4th, namely the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL, the Home Mini, and the Home Max. There were also software features announced for Google Assistant and Home products, but there were so many that they're hard to keep track of. So if you ever need to dig up that one specific Assistant feature from the event, you can find it here.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/07/new-home-assistant-related-features-google-announced-october-4th-event/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/07/new-home-assistant-related-features-google-announced-october-4th-event/'>Here are all the new Home and Assistant-related features that Google...

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It’s not ok for billion-dollar companies to crowdfund

Crowdfunding has traditionally been a platform where the little guys go to get a leg up. Creators get the chance to share their ideas, and we’re able to do something positive if we like what we see. We chip in, take a little leap of faith, and maybe see something realised that wouldn’t have otherwise been […]

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