Facebook enables cross-platform communication between Instagram, Messenger
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Facebook announced Wednesday that the company plans to enable cross-platform communication between its Messenger and Instagram apps to allow users to connect with each other in an easier fashion.With the update, the company hopes to “seamlessly connect” friends and family across the two platforms in which users are able to use either app to send messages and…

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The Pixel 5 isn’t even out yet, and Samsung already beat it
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Today, Google officially announced the extremely leaked Pixel 5. It’s a lovely device with a very cool green colorway option, and as an unrepentant Google hardware fan, I’m struggling against the urge to buy it. Honestly, there’s only one thing stopping me: the Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition, launching early next month, is the exact…

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Baldur’s Gate 3 on Google Stadia will let YouTube viewers help steer the game when it arrives October 6th
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Google has always wanted its cloud game-streaming service, Stadia, to change how YouTube streamers interact with their fans. Nearly ten months after release, Google is finally bringing its “Crowd Choice” feature to its first two games. Crowd Choice allows viewers to vote on, say, which team a streamer joins in the game, which piece of…

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Pixel 5 and 4a 5g get the same, improved cameras with rear ultrawide lens, Night Sight portraits and more
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Google made its newest smartphones official today, unveiling the much-leaked Pixel 4a 5g and Pixel 5. Both smartphones will get the same, improved cameras, despite a $200 price different between the models, which is great news for people who are specifically coming to Google for their excellent mobile camera tech. Here’s an overview of what…

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The Google Assistant Is Getting a Routine to Make Working From Home Easier
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Gif: GoogleThe recent mass shift to working from home hasn’t been easy for a lot of folks, so in order to help people manage their time a little better, the Google Assistant is getting a new Workday Routine feature.Designed as a way to help break up your day into smaller chunks with dedicated break times,…

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So Begins the Unhappy Matrimony of Instagram and Facebook Messenger
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Graphic: FacebookIn yet another attempt to unify its various properties into some writhing Akira-esque mass, Facebook announced today that Messenger and Instagram are, for all intents and purposes, merging. Chat features from Messenger will become available to Instagram users, and folks on either service will be able to reach out to one another without needing…

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