Google is testing an alternative Material redesign for Chrome

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/chrome-ui-material-refresh.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-488282 size-full" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/chrome-ui-material-refresh.png" width="2000" height="1000" /></a></p> <p>It looks like Chrome's iconic trapezoidal tabs might soon be going away. The tab's design, which has remained essentially the same since Chrome was first released almost 10 years ago, is undergoing a bit of a refresh, shifting from their old shape into more of a rounded-corner rectangle. The change is currently present (as an option) in the experimental Canary build of the browser.<span id="more-488279"></span></p> <p>We've been <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/08/google-may-give-chrome-material-design-2-facelift-10th-birthday-september/">expecting a redesign</a> for a while, with the first references to a "Material Design 2" spotted as early as February in the Chromium...

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Nvidia’s Tegra X1 processor flaw opens the homebrew floodgates

Hacking teams found a flaw with Nvidia’s Tegra X1 processor that allows for homebrew software. The vulnerability is hardware-based, so no number of software updates will patch it. The Tegra X1 can be found in the Nvidia Shield TV, Nvidia Shield Tablet, Google Pixel C, and Nintendo Switch. Nvidia’s Tegra X1 processor might be almost […]

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Google is turning its pistol emoji into a squirt gun

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/android-pistol-emoji-before-after.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-488275" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/android-pistol-emoji-before-after-728x282.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="259" /></a></p> <p>A few years ago, Apple was the first big emoji designer to stop rendering the "pistol" emoji as a real gun. It went from a revolver to a green squirt gun, and other companies have just started coming around. Twitter and Samsung already made the change, and now it's Google's turn. Say goodbye to the revolver and hello to the super soaker.</p> <p><span id="more-488274"></span></p> <p>Google has updated its Noto Color Emoji repository on GitHub with the new emoji.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/24/google-turning-pistol-emoji-squirt-gun/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/24/google-turning-pistol-emoji-squirt-gun/'>Google is turning its pistol emoji into a squirt gun</a>...

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Google looks to give Chrome a fresh coat of Material Design paint

Google is testing a Material Design refresh in the latest Canary developer builds of Chrome. The redesign makes UI elements more rounded, though the changes are not significant. The rounded corners fall in line with Google’s potential redesigns for other apps. Google remains tight-lipped about its future design direction, but the company is testing a […]

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Amazon quietly brings Echo Spot to India

Amazon launched the Echo family of smart speakers – Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Plus – in India last year and has now finally brought the Echo Spot to the country as well. The Echo Spot is basically a smaller Echo Show (which still hasn’t launched in India), following the same formula of adding […]

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Instagram finally lets you download your photos, gets batch uploading in Stories

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/instagram-multiupload_group.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-488250" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/instagram-multiupload_group-728x311.png" alt="" width="668" height="285" /></a></p> <p>Instagram has just announced <a href="https://instagram-press.com/blog/2018/04/24/improvements-to-stories-uploads/">improvements to Stories</a> which will be coming to the Android and iOS apps soon. Instagram Stories, which have become increasing popular on the platform, replicate the ephemerality of Snapchat by having photos and videos expire automatically 24 hours after being uploaded.<span id="more-488234"></span></p> <p>With the app update that is currently rolling out, users will be able to upload multiple photos and videos to their Stories at a time. Now, when selecting gallery content to add to Stories, a user will see a new icon on the...

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What is Kodi? Everything You Need To Know

If you’ve been hearing the buzz about Kodi lately, you’re not alone — it is gaining momentum fast. What is Kodi? In the  company’s own words, “Kodi is the ultimate entertainment centre.” It’s probably a fair description if you put that in the context of a media player. What is Kodi? Kodi is a free […]

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