Google said to unveil Pixel phones alongside 4K Chromecast, Google Home, & Daydream VR viewer on Oct. 4

The news that says Google is seemingly dropping the Nexus branding for its upcoming pair of flagship smartphones in favor of a more streamlined “Pixel” and “Pixel XL” nomenclature has just dropped, but Android Police is adding fuel to the fire with additional pieces of information regarding Google’s upcoming hardware focused event, which is said to be planned for next month with a slew of juicy announcements…

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The HTC 10 sits atop DxOMark’s camera ranking alongside the Galaxy S7 edge

HTC may have been given props over the past few years for things such as design, display and audio quality as well as the generally smooth performances of its high-end devices, but the company has often struggled trying to deliver a compelling camera experience.

While our very own review of the just announced 10 is in the making, the camera experts over at DxOMark have already put the 12MP shooter through its paces, and the results seem nothing short of excellent…

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Android Wear 2.0 coming soon to the Polar M600 alongside new indoor swimming metrics

When Google unveiled the final build of Android Wear 2.0, the Mountain View company also confirmed which of the many smartwatches currently on the market would be receiving the update. One of these watches is the Polar M600. Now, Polar has announced the addition of indoor swimming metrics for this fitness-focused smartwatch with the coming update…

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Samsung’s DeX HDMI Galaxy S8 dock leaks alongside new look at the three main colors

As the event closes in, Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks haven’t slowed down one bit. This morning, we’re getting a new look at one of the phone’s accessories, the DeX HDMI dock. As shown in previous leaks, this dock is designed to take advantage of the phone’s power and turn it into a lightweight PC, similar to Microsoft’s Continuum on Windows 10.

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New details on Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 surface alongside a possible Note 7 successor

That Samsung has had a rough 2016 H2 is no mystery. Between the Galaxy Note 7 disaster and other unfortunate events related to subsidiaries outside the Mobile division, the following twelve months will not just be challenging, but also absolutely crucial for the brand’s identity.

And arguably two key devices will be represented by the S7‘s successors: two Galaxy S8-labeled smartphones and — it seems — a potential Note 7 follow-up…

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Samsung reported to launch Bixby-powered AirPods competitor alongside Galaxy Note 8

Since the announcement of Bixby at Samsung’s Galaxy S8 event in February, critics and consumers alike have had mixed feelings about the company’s new AI. There are some things that Bixby is good at, and then there are other areas where the assistant falls completely flat.

Bixby is made up of many different layers, but one of its most important is its voice component. Samsung just recently rolled out Bixby Voice features on the Galaxy S8/S8+ in the US following a delay, and according to a new report from ET News, Samsung is now supposedly working on Bixby-powered Bluetooth earbuds that won’t be all that different from Apple’s AirPods.

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Nest debuts ‘Nest Cam Outdoor’ alongside new app & ‘Person Alerts’ feature

Today Alphabet-owned Nest is launching its latest product with the debut of the previously rumored Nest Cam Outdoor, as well as a redesigned app and new features.

The most notable enhancement over the original, indoor-only version of Nest Cam is necessary weatherproofing for outdoor use.

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Lenovo unveils gigantic 7-inch PHAB phones alongside 5,000mAh Vibe P1

Lenovo is one of the busiest companies at IFA this year. Not only has it had its Motorola smartphones and smartwatches to deal with, but also its own-brand devices. As well as announcing its new budget Chromebook, Lenovo has taken the wraps off new Android-powered smartphones: The PHAB and the Vibe series’.

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Samsung reportedly gearing up to launch wireless earbuds alongside the Galaxy S8, likely an AirPods competitor

There have been a lot of rumors and reports flying around the release of Samsung’s next flagship, the Galaxy S8. We’ve heard it’ll ditch hardware navigation keys, pack a massive display on one variant, and sadly, drop the headphone jack. Along with that omission, Samsung is reportedly looking to push wireless audio further with the release of a new pair of truly wireless earbuds.

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‘Ghostbusters: Slime City’ mobile game coming alongside new movie, first screenshots & trailer [Video]

The new Ghostbusters movie reboot is set for release in theatres this July, and alongside the film Activision and Sony announced today they will release Ghostbusters: Slime City for mobile devices, including Android. The companies just sent over a first look at the game including a trailer with brief gameplay shots and some screenshots below.

The storyline in the game will take place after the events that unfold in the new movie, and the characters will not be clones of the film’s cast but rather a new selection of heroes. The new Ghostbusters movie is a reboot of the original film and features an all female cast in the main roles, including: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones.

The rundown on gameplay in Ghostbusters: Slime City from the press release:

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