You can now return unwanted gifts to the Google Store

You can now return unwanted gifts to the Google Store. To start a return, you must provide your name, zip code, and order number. The Google Store’s gift return policy is only available in the U.S. at the moment, though that could change. It’s not that I don’t appreciate being given enough Google Home Minis […]

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Netflix now lets you skip boring intros when watching shows on a Chromecast

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_Netflix-Generic-Hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-451730" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_Netflix-Generic-Hero-728x409.png" alt="" width="668" height="375" /></a></p> <p>As much as I love The Office's intro, it does slow down marathons a bit. Netflix introduced the ability to skip TV intros last year, but the feature didn't work while using a Chromecast or similar device. Thankfully, that has finally been fixed, so you can save precious seconds on your next BoJack Horseman marathon.<span id="more-493212"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screenshot_20180516-235421.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-493218" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screenshot_20180516-235421-329x585.png" alt="" width="329" height="585" /></a></p> <p>When streaming shows to a Chromecast, or other other cast-enabled device, the Android app now shows a button to skip the...

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HTC U12+ leaked with Snapdragon 845 and ‘Edge Sense 2’

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/u12-leak-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-493194" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/u12-leak-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="400" /></a></p> <p>It has been exactly one year and a day since <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/05/16/htc-u11-official-pre-orders-start-today-unlocked-sprint-versions/">the HTC U11 was unveiled</a>, marking the beginning of the company's 'Liquid Metal' design language. Plenty has happened since then; <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/01/30/google-completes-1-1-billion-acquisition-htc-hardware-team-members/">Google purchased a large chunk of HTC's hardware team</a>, and both <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/01/htc-announces-upgraded-u11-flagship-alongside-android-one-toting-u11-life/">the U11 Life and U11+ have been released</a>.<span id="more-493191"></span></p> <p>We hadn't heard much about HTC's next flagship, until Evan Blass on Twitter shared pictures of  the phone. He later posted the full specifications, which revealed a few interesting details.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/17/htc-u12-leaked-snapdragon-845-edge-sense-2/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/17/htc-u12-leaked-snapdragon-845-edge-sense-2/'>HTC U12+...

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Facebook Stories are getting video ads

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/facebook-saved-photos.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-493178" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/facebook-saved-photos-728x472.png" alt="" width="668" height="433" /></a></p> <p>Posting social media updates is so <em>yesterday</em>. Stories are all the rage now with big players like Snapchat and Instagram racking up many millions of Stories each day. Now, Facebook's version of stories has hit a big user milestone—150 million daily users. Being Facebook, that means it's time to start pushing ads.</p> <p><span id="more-493176"></span></p> <p>In case you're unaware, Facebook Stories are similar to stories on every other platform. They're short video and photo montages put together by users.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/17/facebook-stories-getting-video-ads/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/17/facebook-stories-getting-video-ads/'>Facebook Stories are getting video ads</a> was written by...

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070: Assistant on Sony cans, ‘Selfish Ledger’, new YouTube TV channels | 9to5Google Daily

Today we’ve got Assistant coming to a pair of Sony headphones, Google’s internal “Selfish Ledger” concept video leaks, and new channels added to YouTube TV. 9to5Google Daily is available on Google Play, iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players. https://9to5google.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/9to5google-daily-070.mp3 more…

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GeForce Now for the NVIDIA SHIELD is now free

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/nexus2cee_GFN-The_New_Way_To_Game1.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-339525" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/nexus2cee_GFN-The_New_Way_To_Game1-728x420.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="385" /></a></p> <p>After years of testing its 'GRID' game streaming technology, <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2015/09/30/nvidia-announces-geforce-now-its-next-generation-game-streaming-service-designed-and-built-exclusively-for-shield-devices/">Nvidia unveiled GeForce Now in 2015</a>. It allows owners of Nvidia's game consoles to stream various PC games, as long as they had a low-latency connection. To make up for the server costs, GeForce Now has been a paid service - $7.99 a month.<span id="more-493172"></span></p> <p>Starting today, GeForce Now is a free service. Nvidia has sent out emails to customers saying, "Over the next few months, we’ll be upgrading your GeForce NOW service. You’ll continue to have access to your favorite...

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9to5Mac Daily 076: May 17, 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-17-2018.mp3 more…

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Bandai Namco’s mobile fighter ‘Dragon Ball Legends’ is out in the US

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/SHQzGEt.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-493144" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/SHQzGEt-728x386.png" alt="" width="668" height="354" /></a></p> <p>A few months ago <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/03/21/bandai-namcos-newest-mobile-fighting-game-dragon-ball-legends-available-pre-registration/">I wrote about</a> the pre-registration announcement for <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=BANDAI+NAMCO+Entertainment+Inc.">Bandai Namco's</a> casual free-to-play fighter <em>Dragon Ball Legends</em>, and it was clear that the game was going to be a more cinematic take on <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.bandainamcoent.tekkenmobile&hl=en_US">Tekken Mobile</a> with a Dragon Ball skin slapped on top. Tapping on cards to pull off a few power moves as you balance holding your thumb on the screen to charge their power is really all there is to it, which in the end plays out more like a game of rock...

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Dragon Ball Legends hits Android devices in the US ahead of iOS

Dragon Ball Legends is now officially available for Android devices in the U.S.. A European release is imminent, with other regions and the iOS version slated for future release. Bandai Namco’s title can be played entirely one-handed, making it ideal for gaming on the go. Start stretching your fingers, because Dragon Ball Legends is now […]

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Steam Link app now available for Android

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screenshot-May-17-2018-3_30_12-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-493158" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screenshot-May-17-2018-3_30_12-PM-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Earlier this month, Valve announced <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/09/valve-announces-steam-link-steam-video-apps-android/">it was working on a Steam Link app for Android and iOS</a>. Much like the separate Steam Link box, it would allow you to stream games from a local PC. The beta version was expected to arrive on May 21, but it has now arrived a few days early.<span id="more-493157"></span></p> <p>Once you install it, you have to pair it with a PC running Steam on your local network (and possibly install a driver or two).<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/17/steam-link-app-now-available-android/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/17/steam-link-app-now-available-android/'>Steam Link app now...

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