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Houzz takes the crown as the Best App at the Google Play Awards

Google live-streamed the first-ever Google Play Awards yesterday at Google I/O. The company picked 10 winners across varying categories, ranging from most innovative, to best standout startup.
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Google axes backspace navigation in Chrome, but might return it if geeks rebel

If you've ever lost a form full of typed information because you hit backspace at the wrong time or place, never fear. Google has your back. It's killing off the backspace navigation function to see how we all get on without it.
Photography

Make your own DIY Polaroid camera with a Rasberry Pi and a receipt printer

This clever instant camera is made from a Raspberry Pi computer and a thermal printer, stuffed inside a cardboard box. Adafruit provides instructions on how you can make one at home.
Computing

Asus has quietly put up a ZenBook UX306UA notebook listing on its website

Asus currently lists on its website the ZenBook UX306UA, a refresh of its super-thin laptop sporting a new backlit keyboard and a USB Type-C port. Right now, the release date is unknown, but the laptop will pack an Intel Core i7 or a Core…
Product Review

ZyXEL AC2200 MU-MIMO router Review

Zyxel’s NBG6815 router is an affordable solution to your Wi-Fi woes
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Microsoft dishing out $500 bonuses to some developers who port Buildbox games to Windows 10

Microsoft and Vungle have teamed up with Buildbox to dish out $500 to developers who port their Buildbox-based games to Windows 10. However, there are a few rules, such as choosing Vungle as the sole in-app advertiser, generating…
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New patent suggests Apple is making a more powerful, trackpad-compatible Pencil

Apple's move to make the Apple Pencil compatible with more than just the company's iPad Pro line is sure to make graphic artists happy. However, it's just a patent application and there's no word on an official release.
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OWC launches an Apple Boot Camp-compatible dual boot enabler for its SSDs

OWC has release a dual boot enabler for its SSDs that is compatible with Apple Boot Camp. The company's Mercury Accelsior E2, Mercury Accelsior S, and OWC Aura SSDs are supported. The program itself requires OS X 10.6.8 at the very least.
Mobile

We break down Google’s 6 different personal chatting apps

Google now offers Hangouts, Allo, Duo, Spaces, Messenger, and Voice. Confused? Here's how these services differ, and where they overlap when it comes to innate features and functionality.
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Google confirms: Chrome OS is getting Android apps and the Play Store

The Google Play Store -- and almost all its Android apps -- is coming to Chrome OS, Google's confirmed. It'll speak on the integration at a 2016 I/O development session later this week.
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Brother’s new INKvestment printer comes with enough ink to last 2 years

Brother has launched new printers that use cartridges that provide larger page yields and are less-expensive to buy. Targeting home officer users, the new INKvestment series includes a model that comes packaged with two years of ink.
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Cortana for Android syncs notifications, lets you leave your phone in your pocket

The Cortana app for Android adds new notification settings that, when enabled, mirror messages about incoming phone calls, texts, and more on your PC. The features are live for Windows Insiders right now, with a broader launch expected in…