Android Wear-powered Misfit Vapor no longer has a built-in GPS

Pickings for quality Android Wear watches are few and far between these days, and this is especially true if you want something with a relatively small/slim body. The Misfit Vapor is an upcoming Android Wear smartwatch that was first shown off at CES this January, but it looks like one of its hallmark features is now being axed..

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Microsoft Office Android apps are no longer ‘compatible’ with some Play Store-enabled Chromebooks [Updated]

One of the big advantages of the Google Play Store on Chrome OS is the hundreds of thousands of extra apps that it brings to the OS. Among those apps is Microsoft’s Office suite. Office has long been a downside for many users for Chromebooks, but this addition takes that cause for concern away, or at least it did…

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos explains why the company no longer sells Google Chromecast

If you search Amazon for streaming media players, you’ll find plenty of them. The one thing you won’t find is any Chromecast devices, and company CEO Jeff Bezos told the Re/code conference why not. Chromecast doesn’t currently offer access to Amazon’s own Prime Video platform, and Bezos says that isn’t because Google refuses to include it, but because it wants too much money for doing so.

[W]hen we sell those devices, we want our player — our Prime Video player — to be on the device, and we want it to be on the device with acceptable business terms. You can always get the player on the device. The question is, can you get it on there with acceptable business terms?

While he doesn’t say so outright, the meaning of the vague phrase is pretty clear …

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This week’s top stories: OnePlus 5 announced, Google Photos no longer backs up only when charging, Google fidget spinner easter egg, more

In this week’s top stories: OnePlus officially announces the OnePlus 5 with killer specs, Google removes the option in its Photos app to only back up photos while charging, and Google adds a fidget spinner to its arsenal of useless but fun Easter eggs.
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Hulu will no longer offer free TV episodes, moves to subscription-only model

After over 9 years, Hulu is making a major change to its services by shutting down free TV episodes and moving to subscription services only (via Variety). Current subscribers won’t be affected and prices won’t be changing as the same .99 and .99 plans will be available, however all free content will be moving over to “Yahoo View.”

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Google Photos no longer creates copy of edited images, replaces original picture on device and cloud

Google Photos for Android recently received a slight redesign in the form of a bottom bar that signified a change in the Material Design guidelines. A smaller app update today changes the behavior of how edited photos are saved.

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Android Auto gets updated with “Ok Google” support, will no longer need compatible Android Auto car

Google’s I/O developer conference is in full swing, and the company is giving most of its products significant updates. Yesterday, on stage, we saw the final touches being put on Android N, its new VR dedicated platform and a 2.0 update for Wear, however Android Auto was not mentioned.

As it turns out, The Verge reports, Auto too is indeed getting a few sweet upgrades, from support for the “Ok Google” hotword recognition to functionalities that let the standalone app be all you need to use it in your car…

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