Google Pixel 4 XL review: Untapped potential

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Every year, the Pixel has a problem. The first had terrible build quality, the second had display issues, and the third a poor battery experience. And every year, we collectively hold our breath and hope that this time Google will address the issues and produce a Pixel that truly lives up to its potential.

This is not that year.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra review: Another word for overkill

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Update May 22: Sale prices for the Galaxy S20 Ultra have been sporadic at best, but right now it is $200 off at Amazon

Update May 5: Since the Galaxy S20 Ultra is still new, there aren’t many sales or price drops, and not much has changed. At least one system update has reached the device that corrected some Day One-type bugs. A second update is being distributed now that should make more improvements to the camera, specifically. More recently, the phone was updated with the May security patch from Google. 

More importantly, we’ve had a chance to

Microsoft Surface Earbuds review: comfort at a cost

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Microsoft is late. The company’s first truly wireless earbuds, the Surface Earbuds, were latecomers when they were first announced back in October, and they are even later now that they are finally available. In 2020 alone, Google has released its second-gen Pixel Buds, Samsung made strides with the Galaxy Buds Plus, and Sennheiser debuted another set of hi-fi truly wireless earbuds. And as always, you’ve got Apple, Sony, and Jabra in the mix. This wide field of competition has already led Microsoft to launch them at a lower price ($199.99) than initially planned. So how does Microsoft differentiate?

The company

Small slate with big aspirations

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The Lenovo Chromebook Duet is a curious — and incredibly affordable — device. It looks like a tablet with an optional keyboard accessory, but Lenovo calls it a Chromebook with a detachable keyboard. Whatever the name and however you choose to view it, the Duet can be used as a Chromebook or as a slate-style tablet when removed from the keyboard. Does the Duet work better as one device or the other? Does it work well as either?

We answer these and other questions in the Android Authority Lenovo Chromebook Duet review.

About this Lenovo Chromebook Duet review: I wrote

Google pledges not to make custom software for oil and gas extraction

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Enlarge / Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifies before the House Judiciary Committee in 2018.

Google says that it will not “build custom AI/ML algorithms to facilitate upstream extraction in the oil and gas industry,” the company announced on Tuesday. This represents a small but significant win for climate activists.

Google’s comment coincided with the release of a new Greenpeace report highlighting the role of the three leading cloud-computing services—Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft Azure—in helping companies find and extract oil and gas. Greenpeace notes that extracting known fossil fuel reserves would already be sufficient to push the world

What is Python? Get started with your first app!

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what is python

Let’s start from the beginning: what is Python and why should you learn it?

Python is one of the world’s most popular programming languages. It powers a huge number of extremely influential apps and websites, including Instagram, Google, Spotify, and Netflix. Python is also commonly used in data science and machine learning, which makes it a very “future-proof” language and one that is likely to stay in-demand for a long time.

Python powers a huge number of extremely influential apps and websites, including Instagram, Google, Spotify, and Netflix.

Despite its clear power and flexibility though, Python is also one of

Android App Development for Beginners

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Android Studio

Ever wanted to be an Android developer? Perhaps you just have an idea for an app that you’d like to develop? Either way, this guide to Android development for beginners will set you on your way!

Also read: What is Python and how do you get started?

This post will explain the basics of Android development for beginners: the files you need, how to set them up, and how to launch your first project.

We’ve written tons of tutorials and guides for would-be developers here at Android Authority, so throughout this post, I’ll also provide links that you can

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