Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition’s transparent back is deceiving

<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/05/31/the-xiaomi-mi-8-explorer-editions-badass-transparent-back-is-fake-after-all/">Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition’s transparent back is deceiving</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com">TechnoBuffalo</a>.</p>

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Microsoft adds family group features to Microsoft Launcher and Edge browser

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_msl.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-450243" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_msl-728x495.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="454" /></a></p> <p>With a smartphone in your pocket, you can access the sum of human knowledge in mere moments. However, you can also access some really sketchy stuff out there that you probably don't want your kids absorbing. Microsoft is offering new tools to parents with an expansion of its family group features on Android. You can now access family controls in the Microsoft Launcher and Edge browser for Android.</p> <p><span id="more-495619"></span></p> <p>In the updated Microsoft Launcher, parents can add their kids to the family group in order to track their location and...

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Microsoft discontinues Groove Music app for Android and iOS

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/groove-music-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-495618" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/groove-music-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="400" /></a></p> <p>Microsoft's streaming music service has gone by several names over the years. First it was Zune Music, then it was rebranded to Xbox Music in 2012, and finally it became Groove Music in 2015. The Android application for Xbox Music <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2013/09/08/microsoft-bringing-xbox-music-to-android-unlimited-streaming-for-subscribers-no-offline-mode/">launched in 2013</a>, and was later <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2015/07/29/the-xbox-music-android-app-has-found-its-groove-rebranding-takes-effect-in-latest-update/">updated to match the new Groove branding</a>.<span id="more-495617"></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/02/microsofts-groove-music-pass-dead-favor-spotify/">Microsoft shut down the Groove music store and streaming service last year</a>, but users could still play MP3 files uploaded to OneDrive using the app.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/31/microsoft-discontinues-groove-music-app-android-ios/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/31/microsoft-discontinues-groove-music-app-android-ios/'>Microsoft discontinues Groove...

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Snapdragon 850 could power foldable Windows phone/laptop hybrids

Qualcomm will release a Snapdragon 850 chipset: a beefed-up version of the Snapdragon 845. Unlike the 845, the 850 will primarily run laptops, tablets, and hybrid PC devices. Reportedly, both Microsoft and Dell are working on foldable mobile devices running the newest chipset. Windows Phone is dead, but that doesn’t mean you’ll never see the […]

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[Update: Google Store too] Deal alert: Pixel Buds down to $129 ($30 off) at Best Buy

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/05/31 1:05pm PDT Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/31/deal-alert-pixel-buds-129-30-off-best-buy/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2018/05/31 1:05pm PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">The Pixel Buds have also dropped to $129 on Google's online store.</span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screen-Shot-2018-05-27-at-1.11.30-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-494634" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screen-Shot-2018-05-27-at-1.11.30-PM-728x449.png" alt="" width="668" height="412" /></a></p> <p>The Pixel Buds were announced alongside the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL in October of last year, and since then, we've rarely seen them discounted. Sure, there was a <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/01/16/deal-alert-save-50-pixel-buds-79-50-off-purchase-pixel-2-pixel-2-xl-google-store/">50% off offer when purchased with a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL</a>, but that required you to drop at least $649...

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Waymo orders 62,000 Chrysler minivans, frees parents from driving kids to soccer practice

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/nexus2cee_1-fad_WGmvk3jGyzOVSqrMNg.jpeg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-400828" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/nexus2cee_1-fad_WGmvk3jGyzOVSqrMNg-728x452.jpeg" alt="" width="668" height="415" /></a></p> <p>Waymo, Alphabet's self-driving car company (formerly under Google), has been using modified vans for years to privately test its autonomous tech. In late 2016, <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2016/12/19/first-waymo-self-driving-car-chrysler-pacifica-hybrid-minivan/">Waymo announced</a> that its first production car would be a modified <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_Pacifica_(RU)">Chrysler Pacifica</a>. Now the company is looking to buy a few more minivans - 62,000, to be exact.<span id="more-495595"></span></p> <p>Alphabet announced today that it struck a deal with Chrysler to buy 62,000 additional Pacifica hybrid vans for Waymo.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/31/waymo-orders-62000-chrysler-minivans-frees-parents-driving-kids-soccer-practice/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/31/waymo-orders-62000-chrysler-minivans-frees-parents-driving-kids-soccer-practice/'>Waymo orders 62,000 Chrysler minivans, frees parents from driving kids to...

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Arm Cortex-A76 CPU deep dive

Despite the minor change in digits to Arm’s latest CPU moniker, the latest processor design is a significant release for the company powering Android smartphones everywhere. The Cortex-A76 is a ground-up microarchitecture redesign which emphasizes improving peak performance and, perhaps more importantly, sustaining it in compact form factors. According to Arm this is just the […]

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9to5Mac Daily 085: May 31, 2018

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. https://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/9to5mac-daily-may-31-2018.mp3 more…

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Problems with your Philips Hue? Widespread outages reported

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/nexus2cee_hue.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-437180" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/nexus2cee_hue-728x400.png" alt="" width="668" height="367" /></a></p> <p>According to recent reports, those of you with Philips Hue bulbs equipped at home may be running into a few problems today. The company has acknowledged an outage related to remote connectivity, including out of home and voice controls. Local controls are unaffected.</p> <p><span id="more-495599"></span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hi all! We are aware of the current issue linked to remote connectivity (out of home, voice control). We're working hard to solve the issue asap. Your hue experience with local control is untouched.</p></blockquote><div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/31/problems-philips-hue-widespread-outages-reported/" class="read-more">Read More</a><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/31/problems-philips-hue-widespread-outages-reported/'>Problems with...

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New Arm Cortex-A76 and Mali-G76 target laptop-class performance

You probably haven’t complained about high-end smartphone performance for a while now, but processors can always be a bit faster and, more importantly, power efficient. To that end, Arm just announced its latest products destined for future smartphone SoCs. These announcements are aimed squarely at the high performance end of the market, ranging from smartphones up […]

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ARM’s new A76 CPU core could make your next smartphone a lot faster

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/DSC00064_wm.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-495569" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/DSC00064_wm-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>ARM unveiled its brand-new A76 CPU design at an event in San Francisco today, and while it may not be in your next smartphone, there's a good chance it'll be in the one after that. And it's going to make it a fair bit faster - around 35% faster than ARM's current top-of-the-line core.</p> <p>If you're not familiar, ARM is the company behind the CPU instruction set used in essentially every modern smartphone (and yes, that includes the iPhone), and it's also behind the core CPU designs used in the...

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Sony adds Google Lens to camera app on XZ2 and XZ2 Compact

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/nexus2cee_xperia-xz2.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-476137 size-hero-size" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/nexus2cee_xperia-xz2-728x410.png" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Google originally debuted Lens in Google Photos for select devices, but it didn't get much use there. Now, it's appearing in Google Assistant on most phones, and <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/08/google-lens-coming-camera-apps-google-motorola-lg-sony/">a few devices</a> are slated to get Lens integration in the camera app. Sony has followed through, adding Google Lens to the camera app on its Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact phones.</p> <p><span id="more-495578"></span></p> <p>Google Lens uses AI to identify objects and provide helpful features and links.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/31/sony-adds-google-lens-camera-app-xz2-xz2-compact/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/31/sony-adds-google-lens-camera-app-xz2-xz2-compact/'>Sony adds Google Lens to camera app on XZ2 and XZ2 Compact</a>...

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Love Meets Digital in New Cryptocurrency eDiamond

The world of love and technology is about to take another step forward into the future with blockchain. When dating apps and cryptocurrency meet, you get a brand new virtual gift system, the eDiamond, which is the future of online relationships and commitment. This intersection of technology and relationships comes to you from someone who […]

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MapleStory M pre-registration starts today

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/nexus2cee_Screenshot_20180124-110605.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-471032" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/nexus2cee_Screenshot_20180124-110605-728x354.png" alt="" width="668" height="325" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/dev?id=7175795338936881781">Nexon</a> recently pushed out <em>MapleStory M</em> in a couple of territories <a href="https://twitter.com/PlayMapleM/status/1001333364375240704">as a soft-launch title</a>, so it seems pretty safe to assume that the official release isn't that far off. In anticipation of when that day may come, you can pre-register on both the <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nexon.maplem.global">Play Store</a> and the official <em>MapleStory M</em> <a href="http://maplestorym.nexon.com/enkLaunch#section0">website</a> starting today. Sure, if you happen to live in Canada or any of the other soft-launch regions, you can install this right now to experience some classic 2D MMO action, but the rest...

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