Super Mario Run speeds toward massive update, price cut

It’s been just about a year since Nintendo announced it would finally be bringing its beloved Mario franchise to smartphones, and it’s not letting Super Mario Run’s first birthday pass by without a celebration. On Friday, a new version of Super Mario Run will be available for free to all …

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The LG V30 has a release date, and its timing is terrible again

When LG unveiled its latest flagship V30 at IFA way back on August 31, we didn’t know when it would hit shelves in the United States. Now we do, and LG couldn’t have picked a worse time to start selling it. Orders for the V30 will begin next week on October 5. …

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Google announces $49 Google Home Mini to compete with Amazon’s Echo Dot

Confirming one of the industry’s worst-kept secrets, Google announced today that it finally has a cost-reduced version of its Google Home smart speaker. The $49 Google Home Mini, available for preorder now, will go head to head with the Echo Dot that Amazon introduced way back in March 2016. Like …

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The Pixelbook comes home, jumping headlong into Google’s ecosystem

Google’s Pixelbook says the Chromebook Pixel isn’t dead—it’s part of the family. The Pixelbook, announced Wednesday at Google’s hardware event in San Francisco, is the third generation of Google’s premium Chromebook Pixel. Up to now, the laptops lived apart from Google’s other products, isolated in Chrome OS. The Pixelbook is …

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Google’s $159 Pixel Buds wireless earbuds can help you speak a language you don’t know

Google’s Pixel Buds earbuds look like just another pair of wireless earbuds. But the $159 Pixel 2 accessories do something different: They’ll help you translate a conversation into a language you don’t already know. The Pixel 2 smartphone lacks a headphone jack, but the new Google Pixel Buds connect via …

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Google’s tweaked Daydream View VR headset doubles down on virtual tourism

Google’s Daydream View is only a year old, but it’s already receiving a minor refresh to make one of the best mobile VR headsets even better as Google invests in virtual tourism. The tweaks on the hardware side are minor, but welcome. Most notably, the new Daydream View includes updated …

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Microsoft brings the Edge browser to iOS and Android, hoping for cross-platform traction

Breaking down the barriers between your PC and your phone is one of the biggest goals of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which launches October 17. On Thursday, Microsoft paved the way for that initiative by announcing that Windows 10’s Edge browser is coming to Android and iOS, along …

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