Specs for Marlin, HTC’s bigger Nexus phone, trickle out

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This fall, Google will offer two Nexus phones yet again; however, they’ll be produced by the same company in a surprising detour from the usual strategy in which different companies each make a single device for the line. Returning to the Nexus line for the first time since 2014 when the company developed Google’s Nexus 9 is expected to be HTC.

Sailfish (S1) and Marlin (M1) are going to end up being the spiritual successors to 2015’s Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P in that one will be on the lower half of the high-end segment while the other stands tall as the cutting edge option. Following last month’s leak of alleged Sailfish specifications, we’re getting an idea of what Marlin could be like.

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Best FPS games

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First-person-shooter (FPS) games are one of the most popular genres out there. After all, games like Call of Duty and Battlefield sell millions of copies every year. But, is it possible to get this same experience on mobile? Of course!

It goes without saying, first-person shooters are a little more difficult on mobile, particularly because of the touch controls, but pair a controller and your good to go! Another common misconception is that first-person-shooter games just don’t live up to their potential, and that they’re much better on the PC or popular game consoles. That’s why we’ve taken 10 of our favorites from the Play Store—to dispel this misconception and show what we think are the best of the best. Each of these apps are equally (if not more) as awesome on your Android device as they are on your PC or game console, and some of the different features exclusively for the Android games are pretty amazing.

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Exclusive: Samsung’s plans with Boxee for the living room were in this tablet

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We’re all aware Samsung is a big player in home entertainment, but people forget that the company once owned a tight-knit team that was working on a highly ambitious project to dominate living rooms around the world. When Samsung purchased Boxee in 2013, no one really knew what to expect outside of refreshed set-top boxes based on the team’s in-house software. Then it became clear what was planned but only because Samsung decided to scrap the secret project after facing multiple problems.

Talk Android is sharing exclusive images of what Samsung had Boxee’s team working on. This, according to our records, is the first time anyone has publicly seen what Samsung and Boxee were working on.

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[TA Deals] Get The Complete Machine Learning Bundle for 94% off

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According to the Computer Science Education Coalition, there are over 500,000 unfilled computing positions in the United States, and that number is only growing every year. It goes without saying, we need people to start learning different specialties within the computer science field, and fast. If you’re interested in following that path, a great place to get started is with using self-paced online courses. You can start with The Complete Machine Learning Bundle over on Talk Android Deals, and without breaking the bank, too.

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