[Deal Alert] HP selling its Chromebook x2 for just $520 ($80 off)

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/chrome_2018-07-22_15-37-39.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-504421" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/chrome_2018-07-22_15-37-39-728x424.png" alt="" width="668" height="389" /></a></p> <p>HP's Chromebook x2 was <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/09/hps-chromebook-x2-600-detachable-chrome-os-tablet-stylus/">the first Chrome OS-powered detachable</a>, and although it was an interesting novelty (and probable future for the platform), the $599 asking price may have been a bit steep. Not long after launch, it went on a <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/15/deal-alert-hp-chromebook-x2-570-30-off-best-buy/">small $30-off discount</a>, but as of today you can pick one up for a more sizable $80 markdown, sold directly from <a href="https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-chromebook-x2-12-f015nr">HP</a>.</p> <p><span id="more-504420"></span></p> <p>According to <a href="https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/news/hp-chromebook-x2-sale-price-reduction-80-dollar-savings/"><em>About Chromebooks</em></a>, the HP Chromebook x2 only actually went on sale direct from HP as of today, humorously coinciding with...

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6 of our favorite (non-Prime-Day) tech deals this week: Gear 360, two kinds of G6 phones, and more

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/deal-7-22-gear360.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-504428" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/deal-7-22-gear360-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>The past week has been absolutely overrun with deals, do in no small part to the arrival of <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/17/2018-prime-day-deal-roundup-best-phones-chromebooks-smart-home-gadgets-sale-updated-continuously/">Amazon's annual Prime Day</a>. While that's obviously been great for Prime members, there have also been a nice assortment of offers targeting the rest of us, as companies go after shoppers who weren't able to take advantage of Amazon's festivities. Here are some of our favorite deals from the past few days, ones that are both still available and aren't exclusive to Prime users.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/22/6-favorite-non-prime-day-tech-deals-week-gear-360-two-kinds-g6-phones/" class="read-more">Read...

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Snapchat’s payment feature is shutting down August 30

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/nexus2cee_snapchat.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-406190" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/nexus2cee_snapchat.jpg" alt="" width="1140" height="700" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2014/11/17/snapchat-introduces-new-snapcash-money-transfer-service-with-a-bizarre-2-minute-song-and-dance-number/">Snapchat introduced 'Snapcash' in 2014</a>, as a way for users to send each other money. The feature wasn't a great idea from the start, especially when combined with Snapchat's popularity for sharing explicit photos. Now it appears Snapchat is dropping Snapcash entirely.<span id="more-504419"></span></p> <p>TechCrunch found a Snapcash deprecation message in a recent Snapchat APK, and when the site reached out to Snap Inc, it confirmed the feature would be shut down on August 30.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/22/snapchats-payment-feature-shutting-august-30/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/22/snapchats-payment-feature-shutting-august-30/'>Snapchat's payment feature is shutting down August 30</a> was written...

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[Update: More tests] Google Images testing new mobile-style UI for the web

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/07/22 12:25pm PDT Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/22/google-images-testing-new-mobile-style-ui-web/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2018/07/22 12:25pm PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">More reports for a slightly different version</span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/unnamed.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-485270" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/unnamed-728x409.png" alt="" width="668" height="375" /></a></p> <p>Google doesn't often revise its interface for image searches, though it did <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/08/01/google-image-search-adds-badges-denote-recipes-products/">tweak the mobile UI</a> a bit in October of last year. The web version is now getting a similar treatment, complete with a new look for the gallery and a new image viewer.</p> <p><span id="more-485269"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Screen-Shot-2018-04-10-at-6.56.25-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-485271" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Screen-Shot-2018-04-10-at-6.56.25-PM-668x385.png" alt="" width="668"...

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Samsung’s new ‘Ingenius’ commercials poke fun at the iPhone X

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/maxresdefault-1.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-504409" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/maxresdefault-1.jpg" alt="" width="1280" height="720" /></a></p> <p>Samsung and Apple burning each other in commercials is a long-standing tradition at this point. Samsung's recent ads have been lackluster, like <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qhW1sDPHYI">the recent 'Moving On' commercial</a> that pitted the Galaxy S9 against... a four year-old iPhone. The company is now back with a new 'Ingenious' ad campaign, this time targeting the iPhone X.<span id="more-504408"></span></p> <p>There are four ads so far. There's 'Fast Charger,' which points out that <a href="https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/3/16599178/iphone-x-8-plus-apple-fast-charging-usb-c-lighting-power-brick-cable-how-to">the iPhone X doesn't ship with a quick charger</a> (you have to buy a USB Type-C to Lightning cable, as...

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Weekend poll: Do you use a Chromebook?

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Pixelbook-on-Linen-hero.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-504403" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Pixelbook-on-Linen-hero-728x486.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="446" /></a></p> <p>The long-term future of Android tablets is a bit concerning, but thankfully Google seems to be pushing Chromebooks to fill that niche. Analysts <a href="https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS43775718">seem to agree</a> the platform could have a future in that market, especially given the continued <a href="https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US43412718">decline</a> in tablet sales. And since most recent models have touchscreens and support Android apps—some even come in a <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/31/hp-chromebook-x2s-sold-best-buy-far-ahead-june-10th-release/">tablet form-factor</a>—chances are good some of our readers have picked one up.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/22/weekend-poll-use-chromebook/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/22/weekend-poll-use-chromebook/'>Weekend poll: Do you use a Chromebook?</a> was written...

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[Free Alert] Amazon offering 20 books to Prime subscribers, including those from Neil deGrasse Tyson and Margaret Atwood, for absolutely free

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Screen-Shot-2018-07-22-at-12.44.10-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-504398" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Screen-Shot-2018-07-22-at-12.44.10-PM-728x324.png" alt="" width="668" height="297" /></a></p> <p>An Amazon Prime membership comes with a slew of benefits. Most people are familiar with the free two-day shipping, Prime Video, and Prime Photos, but the company also offers other services like free Twitch Prime, <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/16/new-whole-foods-savings-incoming-amazon-prime-members/">discounts at Whole Foods</a>, and more. For the more avid readers out there, there's the $9.99/month Kindle Unlimited plan, but that's just a waste of money for most people. But Amazon is currently offering 20 books to regular Prime members to borrow for absolutely free via Prime Reading, and there are some popular titles...

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Sega teases a Phantasy Star mobile game, but says little else

Sega Sega launched a countdown website for an upcoming Phantasy Star mobile title. The countdown ends on July 24, though very little is known about the game. In the West, the only Phantasy Star title available is Phantasy Star II Classic. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of its Phantasy Star RPG series, Sega launched a […]

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Google might unveil a second-gen Pixelbook with smaller bezels this fall

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_pixelbook-lede.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-481361" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_pixelbook-lede-668x376.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>We're already expecting Google to unveil the <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/10/google-might-announce-pixel-branded-wear-os-watch-2nd-gen-buds-fall/">Pixel 3 and 3 XL, second-gen Pixel Buds, and a Pixel-branded Wear OS smartwatch</a> in October. Now let's add a second-gen Pixelbook to the list.</p> <p><span id="more-504383"></span></p> <p>Evan Blass, the famous leaker you may know simply as <a href="https://twitter.com/evleaks">@evleaks</a>, tweeted earlier today that a Pixelbook refresh will be part of Google's fall 2018 hardware lineup, adding that it will ship before the end of the year.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/22/google-might-unveil-second-gen-pixelbook-smaller-bezels-fall/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/22/google-might-unveil-second-gen-pixelbook-smaller-bezels-fall/'>Google might unveil a second-gen Pixelbook with smaller bezels this...

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Chrome will officially shut down Supervised Users feature in October 2018

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/nexus2cee_chrome-supervised-users.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-468460" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/nexus2cee_chrome-supervised-users-728x200.png" alt="" width="668" height="184" /></a></p> <p>Google announced the deprecation of Chrome Supervised Users <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/01/10/chrome-deprecating-supervised-users-says-itll-launch-new-chrome-os-supervision-features-later-year/">at the start of 2018</a>. The tool allowed a Chrome user to allow, block, or manage access to sites for supervised users designated under their account. Now we know that v70 of the browser, slated for an October 2018 release, will mark the official end for the feature.</p> <p><span id="more-504368"></span></p> <p>A Chromium Gerrit commit says: "Show an infobar to supervised users announcing EOL in M70." That's a fairly clear indication that Chrome v70 will bring the end of the feature.<div...

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33 best new Android games released this week including Life is Strange, Teen Titans GO Figure!, and Motorsport Manager Mobile 3

<p><img src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/nexus2cee_games-02_thumb-2.png" />Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. This week we have yet another giant list of games that contains more than a few high profile releases, such as <em>Life is Strange</em>, <em>Motorsport Manager Mobile 3</em>, and <em>Teen Titans GO Figure!</em>, but that's not all. There are also quite a few indie-quality standouts you probably haven't heard of, so make sure to take a look at <em>Amethlion</em>, <em>Hags Castle</em>, and <em>Magibot</em>.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/22/33-best-new-android-games-released-week-including-life-strange-teen-titans-go-figure-motorsport-manager-mobile-3/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/22/33-best-new-android-games-released-week-including-life-strange-teen-titans-go-figure-motorsport-manager-mobile-3/'>33 best new Android games...

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What’s the best podcast app for iPhone?

When it comes to listening to podcasts on iOS, there are so many great options. The Apple Podcast app comes built into every iOS device with syncing. It’s certainly a great app, but is it the best? On iOS, users have countless third-party options as well. My goal for this article is to break down […]

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