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Google plans for gaming conference news stoke streaming-service fires

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Several news outlets are reporting receiving invitations from Google for an announcement set to take place at the 2019 GDC (Game Developer Conference) next month. Details included in the invitation itself are sparse, apparently stating only that "all will be revealed" at a keynote during the conference on March 19th at 10AM PT, 1PM ET. This effective announcement of an upcoming announcement has renewed speculation surrounding Google's potential entry into the game-streaming market.

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Google plans for gaming conference news stoke streaming-service fires was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Another 17 more] Google Pay adds support for 17 new banks and credit unions in the US

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Basically every major US bank and credit union already supports Google Pay, and the contactless payment service already has nearly 2,000 partners stateside. Despite that, the support list continues to grow by at least a handful of banks every few weeks, and sure enough, an additional 17 have joined the list since our last update 12 days ago.

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[Update: Another 17 more] Google Pay adds support for 17 new banks and credit unions in the US was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google’s .dev domains now available for a cool $11k, sensible pricing due later this month

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Google has introduced a few top-level domains over the years, including .google, .apps, and even .lol. Last year, the company announced the .dev TLD, intended for use by software developers. Registration has been open to select partners since January 16th, but now anyone can buy a .dev domain — as long as you have $11k.

Today marks the beginning of .dev's 'Early Access Program,' where you can buy a domain for a (very high) additional fee.

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Google's .dev domains now available for a cool $11k, sensible pricing due later this month was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

YouTube revamps Community Guidelines strike system to improve clarity and consistency

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Odds are, we've all heard from our favorite YouTube creators about the woes of the strike system. Most of the complaints center around copyright violations, which is a whole other beast entirely. However, YouTube is trying to address much of the frustration and confusion with how it deals with Community Guidelines offenses by implementing better clarity, consistency, and transparency. 

With the first offense, the creator will receive a warning that addresses what they did wrong.

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YouTube revamps Community Guidelines strike system to improve clarity and consistency was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google might fix gesture navigation in Android Q by killing the back button

Monday, February 18th, 2019

As you're probably aware, there are some pre-release builds of Android Q floating around out there. We've gotten some tidbits detailing potential features from those builds like a system-wide dark mode and a possible desktop UI. Now, XDA claims to have spotted the best change yet: Google could make a long overdue improvement to gesture navigation by killing the back button.

In Android Pie, Google revamped the Android navigation scheme with gestures.

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Google might fix gesture navigation in Android Q by killing the back button was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Now in Canary] Chrome might allow users to share links to specific sections of pages

Monday, February 18th, 2019

You're probably familiar with anchors — the hashtags on the end of links that take you to a specific part of the link (like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_(operating_system)#History). Anchors are handy, but the page has to provide those anchors.

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[Update: Now in Canary] Chrome might allow users to share links to specific sections of pages was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google revises proposed Chrome ad blocker changes after public outcry and legal threats

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

Google is currently in the process of updating the API used by Chrome extensions. This isn't something that typical users would have cared much about, until extension developers pointed out that one of the proposed changes could prevent many content blockers (including uBlock Origin) from functioning.

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Google revises proposed Chrome ad blocker changes after public outcry and legal threats was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google revises proposed Chrome ad blocker changes after public outcry and legal threats

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

Google is currently in the process of updating the API used by Chrome extensions. This isn't something that typical users would have cared much about, until extension developers pointed out that one of the proposed changes could prevent many content blockers (including uBlock Origin) from functioning.

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Google revises proposed Chrome ad blocker changes after public outcry and legal threats was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google backtracks on proposed Chrome ad blocker changes after public outcry and legal threats

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

Google is currently in the process of updating the API used by Chrome extensions. This isn't something that typical users would have cared much about, until extension developers pointed out that one of the proposed changes could prevent many content blockers (including uBlock Origin) from functioning. Google has now backtracked on the proposal after public outcry, legal threats, and an independent report that found some of Google's claims to be questionable.

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Google backtracks on proposed Chrome ad blocker changes after public outcry and legal threats was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

6 of our favorite tech deals this week: Pixel and Moto phones, dirt-cheap 4K movies, and more

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

It's understandable for mobile tech enthusiasts to be suffering from a bit of an attention-span issue right now. After all, we're just a little over a week away from the start of Mobile World Congress 2019, one of the biggest new-product expos of the year. With all those fresh hot devices waiting in the wings, how are we to focus on anything else? Somehow, though, we're managing to keep at least some attention on the present, and over the past week we've covered a lot of tempting deals — here are some of the best that are still active:

Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL: $150 off

While there's not going to be any shortage of new phones at MWC, Pixel phones stand on their own, and even the flashiest new hardware can't compete with their ability to pick up new Android features first.

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6 of our favorite tech deals this week: Pixel and Moto phones, dirt-cheap 4K movies, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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