LG begins offering full refunds for faulty Nexus 5X units

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With the advent of Google’s new Pixel range of smartphones in 2016, the Nexus line has been discontinued. The Nexus 5X was one of the last models in the line-up and it seems that the LG-manufactured handset has some boot loop issues, which is reminiscent of the LG G4. With the Nexus 5X no longer being produced, spare parts are either scarce or non-existent, resulting in LG taking the bold step of offering full refunds as opposed to repairing the affected phone or replacing it with a refurbished or even new handset. Read more

[Deal] Access Google Play Music and YouTube Red for free with 4 month trial

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Thanksgiving is the first big occasion of the 2016 festive period, and we all know what that entails; Grandma complaining because someone drank her prune juice, Uncle Bob making inappropriate comments, and usually at least two family members squabbling in a corner over a wooly jumper. It’s hectic and noisy, but one way you can escape it is to drown out the mayhem with some soothing tunes by way of Google Play Music. And, if you haven’t previously subscribed to Google’s music streaming service, you can sign up and get four months subscription to it, and YouTube Red, without paying a penny. Read more

Get 3 months of HBO Now with every Chromecast purchase until December 24th

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Buying presents for family and loved ones can be a tricky affair, with budgets being stretched as everyone wants the latest gadgets, which usually means that compromises have to be made. Maybe not so much this year, though, because Google is getting into the festive spirit by including 3 months subscription to HBO Now, free of charge, with every Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra purchase until December 24th. Read more

Gone is Google Cast branding, awkward “Chromecast built-in” replaces it

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There’s never a moment when Google lets consumers get comfortable with its home entertainment branding, and now the company is changing the (official) way we all view the technology once referred to as Google Cast. The technology at the core of streaming sticks, set-top boxes, speakers, and televisions has been changed to center around another device that’s popular around the world. It’s an odd move, but Google clearly wants to associate the technology with terminology more familiar with the masses.

Please re-welcome “Chromecast built-in” to your living room.

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New OnePlus 3T video shows off just how fast Dash Charge is

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When OnePlus announced its brand new OnePlus 3T, one of the highlighting features is their proprietary Dash Charge technology, which promises “a day’s power in half an hour.” While these claims will certainly require independent testing, OnePlus has released a new video comparing the charging time between the OnePlus 3T and the Google Pixel XL. And the results are impressive.

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