Apple’s AirPods can now control Google Assistant thanks to this free Android app

Truly wireless headphones are the latest craze in the “wearable” industry, and the top player right now, for good reason, is Apple’s AirPods. The 9 wireless earbuds are perfect for iPhone users, but they also work pretty well with Android. Now an Android developer has taken that to the next level by giving AirPods the ability to summon Google Assistant.

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Marvel Heroes 2016 is now available free on GeForce Now for Nvidia Shield TV

Nvidia’s GeForce Now platform is a great way to play high-quality games on affordable, less powerful hardware like the Nvidia Shield TV. Recently, Nvidia raised the stakes with the addition of new Pascal-powered GPUs running the show, allowing for better performance, and even multiplayer games.

Today, Nvidia is announcing the first massive multiplayer game for GeForce Now: Marvel Heroes 2016.

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PSA: Google offering free Hangouts calls to Turkey in the wake of airport bombing

As is often the case with tragic events such as these, Google is now providing free calls via Hangouts, Hangouts Dialer, and Google Voice to Turkey. The company has also begun pushing out Google Now cards for people in Turkey with links to emergency resources, and is also providing emergency information in search for those in Istanbul.

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Android Basics: How to free up device storage with Google Photos

With the phones in our pockets getting larger cameras that are capable of taking higher resolution images and videos, it is no wonder why people are running out of storage space. Thankfully, with Google Photos, it is possible to backup your favorite pictures and videos and then have them automatically deleted directly off of your device…
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Google’s new ‘Who’s Down’ app shows which of your friends are free to hang out

Google has just quietly released a new app on the Play Store, called “Who’s Down”. As you might be able to tell from its name, the app will apparently — once there are people who are actually using it — let you see which of your friends are free to hang out. Currently, the app is invite-only, so the only things we know about its functionality are from the app’s Play Store screenshots… more…

Free MP3 Downloads: Greatest Hits from TLC, Muddy Waters, more plus Shakira Deluxe Edition

From 9to5Toys.com:

The Google Play Store is at it again, offering a number of free MP3 Downloads of playlists and more. There are 12 new The Very Best Of… playlists plus Shakira’s self-titled Deluxe Edition album (Reg. at Amazon) available for free. You must be signed into your Google account to be able to see these MP3 deals.

The Very Best of… Playlists:

Be sure to check out 9to5Toys’ daily freebies roundup of the best cost-effective deals!

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PSA: Google has made phone calls to Belgium and Turkey free on Hangouts

In light of today’s appalling events in Brussels, as well as recent violence in Turkey, Google is offering free calls using Hangouts and Google Voice to the two countries. The company has done the same after similar events in France and is rolling out additional emergency resources via Google Now and Search to those in Brussels.

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9to5Toys Last Call: Google Express free six-month trial, BeatsX Wireless In-ear Headphones $130, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

Google Express free six-month trial brings two-day delivery from top retailers

BeatsX Wireless In-Ear Headphones go to 0 at Amazon and Best Buy

Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar: ,070 (9 savings)

Apple’s 13-inch 512GB MacBook Pro + Touch Bar ,750 (Reg. ,999)

iTunes 0 Gift Card from PayPal for with email delivery

Review: MUJJO Leather/Wool Sleeves keep your MacBook protected in style

Review: Belkin Valet Charger Power Pack pulls double duty for Apple Watch and iPhone

Review: Decks by FluidStance bring motion and fun to standing desks and more

Best Console Releases for April: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Outlast 2 & more

9to5Rewards: Brydge iPad Keyboards provide serious productivity on-the-go [Giveaway]

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Gift Cards up to 20% off: Toys R Us, Lowe’s and more

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Sony announces super thin 0 e-paper tablet

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy releases in August w/ 10+ hour campaign

Misfit’s Flare is a low cost fitness tracker that doesn’t skip out on functionality

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

Dell’s Color Laser All-in-One Printer w/ AirPrint is down to 0

Caseology iPhone 7/Plus cases in a variety of styles and colors from 

Anker’s Easter Sale discounts your favorite power and audio gear

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Deal: 2nd gen. Moto X (unlocked) $243 shipped, 2nd gen. Moto G w/ free dock $100 shipped

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Best Buy offers the 2nd generation Moto X 16GB (unlocked) smartphone in black for 2.99 shipped, which is below its retail price and the lowest price we could find for a brand new model. If you’re looking for its cheaper little brother, though, B&H offers the 2nd generation Moto G 8GB (unlocked) smartphone in black for .99 shipped w/ a free Belkin PowerHouse microUSB dock. That’s a savings of compared to what these items would cost at retail…