Become an in-demand Hadoop engineer today

There’s data, then there’s Very Big Data. For the latter, conventional analysis methods just won’t cut it. The corporations need specialist engineers with specialist training. For these services, they pay specialist salaries. These skills can be learnt, but training in such expertise is obviously expensive in person. Fortunately online courses can be sold thousands of […]

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Weekend poll: Are you still playing Pokémon Go?

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/nexus2cee_DSC03673.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-377427" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/nexus2cee_DSC03673-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>Back in the far-off <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2016/07/07/pokemon-go-now-live-several-countries-including-australia-new-zealand-possibly/">summer of 2016</a>, Pokémon Go descended upon the world in a flurry of unstoppable nostalgia. It's not unreasonable to say that many if not most of us spent a good chunk of that season chasing down augmented reality models of our collective childhood. But not much later, analytics for the game suggested participation <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2016/08/24/pokemon-go-usage-peaked-now-steady-decline/">might be in decline</a>. Now, two years on, Pokémon Go fest 2018 is <a href="https://pokemongolive.com/events/fest/chicago/">in full swing</a> in Chicago, and the summer weather across the US is perfect for the...

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[Update: Now $47.99] Deal alert: Nyne Adventure Bluetooth Speaker is $55.99 at Best Buy ($94 off)

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/07/15 11:53am PDT Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/15/deal-alert-nyne-adventure-bluetooth-speaker-55-99-best-buy-94-off/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2018/07/15 11:53am PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">Best Buy has put the Adventure speaker on sale again, except now the deal is $8 sweeter: only $47.99. </span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/nexus2cee_chrome_2018-01-05_15-54-09.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-467597" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/nexus2cee_chrome_2018-01-05_15-54-09-728x421.png" alt="" width="668" height="386" /></a></p> <p>Tiny Bluetooth speakers are almost literally a dime a dozen these days, but high-quality larger units can be harder to track down. Nyne, in addition to having a 3/4 of a pretty rad name, makes a wide selection of contemporary Bluetooth boombox replacements. And...

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[Deal Alert] The HP Chromebook x2 is $570 ($30 off) at Best Buy

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/chromebook-x2-deal.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-503002" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/chromebook-x2-deal.png" alt="" width="728" height="400" /></a></p> <p>HP launched the world's first detachable Chrome OS 2-in-1 <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/09/hps-chromebook-x2-600-detachable-chrome-os-tablet-stylus/">back in April</a>, and it <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/31/hp-chromebook-x2s-sold-best-buy-far-ahead-june-10th-release/">went on sale</a> the following month. The Chromebook x2 normally costs $599 with the keyboard dock and stylus included, but now you can get it for $569.99 - a $30 reduction in price.<span id="more-503001"></span></p> <p>The Chromebook x2 is equipped with an Intel Core M3-7Y30 processor, 4GB RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. It has a 12.3-inch 2400x1600 display, with an aspect ratio of 4:3.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/15/deal-alert-hp-chromebook-x2-570-30-off-best-buy/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/15/deal-alert-hp-chromebook-x2-570-30-off-best-buy/'>[Deal Alert] The HP Chromebook x2 is...

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5 best delivery apps for Android!

Delivery apps are nothing new. We’ve had them for years. However, the majority of delivery apps deal with food. There are some excellent apps for food delivery and we link our list of the best ones just below this paragraph. However, we also wanted to do a list with apps that just delivered stuff other […]

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How did we miss the best place for a fingerprint scanner?

Last week’s poll gave us lots of interesting numbers where on a phone you like having the fingerprint scanner. What surprised us the most was how passionate the fans of having a fingerprint scanner on the side of a smartphone were. The side scanner polled poorly, winning just 7 or 8 percent of the total […]

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Skipping Amazon Prime Day? Here are some great, non-Amazon deals

Everyone is getting amped-up for Amazon Prime Day, which goes for 36 hours this year starting on July 16. As with previous Prime Days, we can expect drastic discounts on all sorts of items, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, cameras, wearables, and more. However, you might not be excited for Prime Day at all. Maybe you […]

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Facer introduces watch face games to help you kill time (and your smartwatch’s battery life)

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/facer-intro-watch-face-games.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-502986" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/facer-intro-watch-face-games-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>A day or two of uptime for a smartwatch is accepted as the norm these days — a sad state of affairs, indeed. So when a nifty feature is introduced, excitement is immediately doused with the reality that it almost certainly means conceding some already-scanty battery life. Facer recently announced watch face games for Wear OS and Tizen smartwatches, and they seem like a clever take on uber-casual gaming worth your while if you're fine keeping that charger nearby.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/15/facer-introduces-watch-face-games-help-kill-time-smartwatchs-battery-life/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/15/facer-introduces-watch-face-games-help-kill-time-smartwatchs-battery-life/'>Facer introduces watch...

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I used an Android Go phone for a month, and it was terrible

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/DSC04488-watermark.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-502825" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/DSC04488-watermark-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>With the vast selection of pre-existing, inexpensive Android phones, Android Go and its worse-spec'd ~$100 handsets were quickly dismissed by many. To be honest, I shared the attitude, but I wanted to give the concept a fair shake before I shrugged it off as another well-intended but misguided effort on Google's part. So I willingly gave up all my fun flagships—my Pixels, OnePluses, Essential, etc.—and spent one calendar-precise month as a digital monk on the mountain, using only my Android Go-powered <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/06/29/alcatel-1x-review-android-go-huge-compromise-every-sense-including-price/">Alcatel 1X</a>.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/15/used-android-go-phone-month-terrible/"...

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