This 3D-printed mount makes it easy to put Google Home on your wall [Gallery]

There’s a lot to love about Google Home, but the hardest part about owning one is getting the placement just right so it can hear you from the most places. For many, like me, the ideal placement is near a TV or computer, but that can tend to have a negative effect if you’re actually using the speakers on those items. Luckily, there’s a solution.

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Pixel teardown reveals little OEM branding, best repairability score of any HTC device

As is customary with a new device, several sources have now performed a teardown of the Google Pixel. Speaking to the Google-made nature of the device, iFixit notes that there is “almost zero evidence of this phone’s HTC manufacturing origin.” Another look at the premium hardware reveals that front-facing speaker grill is surprisingly made of cloth.

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This week’s top stories: Moto G5 Plus & Keyone reviews, best Android phones & watches [May], Android O beta, apps & updates, more

In this week’s top stories: Our Moto G5 Plus & Keyone reviews, the best Android phones and smartwatches for May, hints at an incoming Android O beta, new Google apps and updates, and much more.  more…

HTC exploring business options, including sale of Vive VR division to full acquisition

While HTC has been somewhat buoyed by the positive reaction to its U11 flagship and the Vive virtual reality division, the Taiwanese company is now exploring “strategic options.” The possibilities range from selling its key VR business to a sale of the entire company.

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Here’s how to install Bixby and the Galaxy S8’s new launcher on other Samsung devices

One of the big highlights on the Galaxy S8 is Samsung’s new digital assistant, Bixby. Samsung has a lot in store for it, but so far, we’ve only seen the basics debut. Now, some clever users over on XDA have pulled not only Bixby, but also Samsung’s new launcher from the Galaxy S8 to install on other Samsung smartphones.

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Google Play Store continues to lag behind iOS App Store in revenue despite advantage in downloads

For both Google and Apple, the operations on their virtual stores are hugely important, as they account for millions of dollars. However, there has historically been a disparity between the number of downloaded applications and the actual money generated by them, a trend that seems to have peaked in the first quarter of this year.

According to App Annie‘s Index Market for Q1 of 2016, in fact, Google’s Play Store saw a number of downloads that roughly doubles that of the iOS App Store, which in turns represents the platform with the highest profitability, with over 90% more revenue generated over its counterpart…

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