‘Raven’ adds dash cams, remote monitoring, and a customizable dashboard to any car

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Raven-Straight-On.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-492026" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Raven-Straight-On.png" alt="" width="728" height="409" /></a></p> <p>There are plenty of ways to extend the 'smart' functionality in your car. You can buy a dashcam, buy a Bluetooth adapter for the AUX port, use an OBD app to diagnose problems from your phone, or connect a tracking device. Raven, a new 'connected car system,' aims to integrate all of that into one single device.<span id="more-492025"></span><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Raven-Mobile-App.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-492030" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Raven-Mobile-App.png" alt="" width="728" height="360" /></a></p> <p>The Raven went on sale a few days ago, and is already <a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C76PQMK/?tag=androidpolice-20">back-ordered on Amazon</a>.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/12/raven-adds-dash-cams-remote-monitoring-customizable-dashboard-car/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a...

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Chrome’s new autoplay requirements are breaking online games

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/nexus2cee_chromebook-generic-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-436615" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/nexus2cee_chromebook-generic-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="485" /></a></p> <p>For years, autoplaying video and audio on the web has been a constant source of frustration for users. Restrictions on autoplaying content have been in mobile browsers for years, partially due to the processing limitations of early smartphones, and partially to conserve mobile data usage. With the release of Chrome 66 <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/18/chrome-66-includes-experimental-modern-design-ui-updates-media-player-apk-download/#New_media_player">late last month</a>, Google introduced <a href="https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2017/09/autoplay-policy-changes">new autoplay restrictions on both mobile and desktop Chrome</a>.<span id="more-492012"></span></p> <p>While most users (myself included) celebrated this change, there has been plenty of valid criticism.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/12/chromes-new-autoplay-requirements-breaking-online-games/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/12/chromes-new-autoplay-requirements-breaking-online-games/'>Chrome's new...

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Fireside chat reflections: Android team discusses what it would have done differently

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screenshot-2018-05-12-at-12.47.30-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-491996" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screenshot-2018-05-12-at-12.47.30-PM-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>One of the more interesting events at Google I/O every year is the 'Fireside chat,' where members of the Android team answer questions from developers. While most of the topics were about best practices for app development, there was one question that received an interesting response.<span id="more-491992"></span></p> <p>[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7E62C9GWFs?start=1225&feature=oembed&w=668&h=376]</p> <p>Around 20 minutes into the session (linked above), one developer asked the team what should should have been done differently with Android 1.0, knowing what the team knows now.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/12/fireside-chat-reflections-android-team-discusses-done-differently/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/12/fireside-chat-reflections-android-team-discusses-done-differently/'>Fireside chat reflections: Android team discusses what it...

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Polk Assist is a full Assistant and Chromecast speaker, available next month for $199

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Polk_Assist_Google_Speaker_Lifestyle_LivingRoom_Black_Table.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-491997" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Polk_Assist_Google_Speaker_Lifestyle_LivingRoom_Black_Table-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>A couple days ago, Polk Audio announced a new speaker aptly called the Assist. Not only does it have full Chromecast capabilities, but it also comes with Assistant for voice commands, searches, and smart home controls. Available next month, it will cost $199 according to Polk's press release.<span id="more-491993"></span></p> <p>Looking to be a bit bigger than a Google Home, the Assist is built on Android Things — actually, it's the first speaker to sport a System-on-Module, so it will get security patches and updates directly from Google.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/12/polk-assist-full-assistant-chromecast-speaker-available-next-month-199/" class="read-more">Read...

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10 best European football apps and soccer apps for Android!

European football (soccer) is a massive sport. It’s arguably the most popular sport in the world. There are a bunch of leagues, tons of teams, and thousands upon thousands of players. It’s almost an act of futility keeping track of all of them. Almost. There are a surprising number of outstanding European football apps / […]

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4 of our favorite tech sales, discounts, and deals this week

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/pixel-2-night.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-491994" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/pixel-2-night-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>For passionate Android fans, there are few times of year that are happier than when we're glued to our screens reading all the news, watching all the streaming sessions, and <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/12/google-o-2018-mega-roundup-every-announcement-covered/">catching up on everything that's happening at Google I/O</a>. The past few days have kept us seriously busy with the Android P beta, to say nothing of updates for other Google services. But even with all these heavy-duty distractions going on, we still had an eye out for the best new deals and offers to land.<div...

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[Deal Alert] Google Home Mini 3-pack only $80 at Costco ($20 off)

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/20180512-Home-Mini-3pack.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-491977" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/20180512-Home-Mini-3pack-728x424.png" alt="" width="668" height="389" /></a></p> <p>The Google Home Mini is probably the best value smart speaker you can buy. Not only do you get a fully-fledged Assistant experience, but you get okay sound out of it, too. Last Christmas, they went on sale for $30 each, which basically made them an impulse buy. Costco has had a 3-pack for a while now, which dipped down to $100 <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/22/deal-alert-google-home-mini-3-pack-100-15-off-costco/">not too long ago</a> (which was already a great deal).<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/12/deal-alert-google-home-mini-3-pack-80-costco-20-off/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/12/deal-alert-google-home-mini-3-pack-80-costco-20-off/'>[Deal Alert] Google Home Mini 3-pack only $80 at Costco ($20 off)</a>...

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FCC issues $120 million fine for massive neighbor spoofing operation

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/fcc-commissioners-01312017-web.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-491970" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/fcc-commissioners-01312017-web-728x494.png" alt="" width="668" height="453" /></a></p> <p>Ever got one of those annoying robocalls, but the number looked local or even familiar? Well, those of us that have might have some modicum of vindication. Yesterday, the FCC issued a $120 million fine to Adrian Abramovich, who was found to have made almost 100 million spoofed phone calls about a timeshare or other travel-related things.<span id="more-491969"></span></p> <p>Proposed in the summer of 2017, this is the largest forfeiture ever imposed by the Commission.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/12/fcc-fines-robocaller-120-million-massive-neighbor-spoofing-operation/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/12/fcc-fines-robocaller-120-million-massive-neighbor-spoofing-operation/'>FCC issues $120 million fine for massive neighbor spoofing operation</a> was...

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Google will require OEMs to regularly deliver security updates

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Android-Oreo-Android-Wear-Hero-1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-462765" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Android-Oreo-Android-Wear-Hero-1-728x409.png" alt="" width="668" height="375" /></a></p> <p>Security has always been a pressing issue with Android devices. Even though most users won't know (or care) that their phone is behind on security patches, it can leave them exposed to threats. Only a handful of OEMs are known to deliver timely updates, and <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/12/phones-android-security-patches-may-not-date-think/">some companies lie to users entirely</a>.<span id="more-491956"></span></p> <p>[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r54roADX2MI?start=134&feature=oembed&w=668&h=376]</p> <p>During the 'What's new in Android security' session at Google I/O, Dave Kleidermacher (who became the Android Security Director <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/01/03/androids-security-director-moves-nest-replaced-dave-kleidermacher/">in January</a>) mentioned that Google will now require OEMs to roll out regular security updates.<div class="clear"></div>...

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Google I/O 2018 mega-roundup: Every announcement we covered

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/P1310095.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-491879" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/P1310095-728x410.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>After three days of non-stop announcements and developer talks, Google I/O 2018 has finally come to a close. Unless you were watching the event yourself, or if you were refreshing Android Police every minute, you probably missed a few things.</p> <p>Luckily for you, we've compiled a list of every announcement from Google I/O for your reading pleasure, complete with links to our full coverage of each topic. Enjoy!<span id="more-491792"></span></p> <p>[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeF0zpT4gNE?feature=oembed&w=668&h=376]</p> <h2>Google Assistant</h2> <ul><li><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/08/google-assistant-now-available-500-million-devices/"><strong>Assistant is now on over 500 million devices</strong></a>: Assistant now covers more devices than there are people in the...

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Amazon Cloud Cam adds schedules, ups digital zoom, and more

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/nexus2cee_cc1.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-472076" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/nexus2cee_cc1-728x410.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Amazon's Cloud Cam app received an update that adds and improves some of the camera's features. From schedules to double the digital zoom, Amazon is working to improve the experience of its <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/01/31/amazon-cloud-cam-review-good-value-missing-features/">indoor security option</a>.<span id="more-491955"></span></p> <p>Per our usual, here's the changelog:</p> <div class="note-wrapper"><div class="note note-note"><div class="note-heading"><i class="icon-note"></i></div> <ul><li>Option to add schedules to turn your camera on and off</li> <li>Increased video digital zoom from 4x to 8x</li> <li>Added app version number in the camera details page</li> <li>Bug fixes and general performance improvements</li> </ul><p></p></div></div> <p>Being able to schedule when your camera turns on/off is a nice feature.<div...

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[Deal Alert] Arlo Pro 2 6-pack down to $899 on Amazon ($201 off)

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/20180512-Arlo-Pro-2-6pack.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-491951" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/20180512-Arlo-Pro-2-6pack-728x218.png" alt="" width="668" height="200" /></a></p> <p>Amazon is running a good sale on the Arlo Pro 2 6-pack. Seven pieces with the siren, this bundle is great if you're looking to cover a wide area with cameras, like an office building or whatnot. At $899, Amazon is taking $201 off the $1,099.99 MSRP, meaning that each camera comes out to about $150, which is a great deal for the Arlo Pro 2.<span id="more-491950"></span></p> <p>The Arlo Pro 2 features full 1080p resolution, a completely wire-free setup option, long-lasting rechargeable batteries, weather-resistance, and seven days of free rolling...

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