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DxO Labs is facing severe financial difficulties, but DxOMark is unaffected

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Many of you will have heard of DxOMark, the dubious score given to cameras including many of those attached to Android smartphones. Recently it seems every new flagship release from a major OEM beats the previous best. The honor went to the Samsung Galaxy S9+ not so long ago and now resides with the Huawei P20 Pro.

 

The testing part of the company is only one half of the story, however.

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[Deal Alert] 256GB SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C dual drive falls to all-time low of $64.99 on Amazon

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Phones these days are getting increasing amounts of internal storage as standard, but it's always nice to have more space. SanDisk's 256GB Ultra USB Type-C/USB-A dual drive has dropped to just $64.99, a far cry from the ~$95 it started at. If you need some extra local storage and/or you need to transfer files between your computer and your phone often, this is worth your consideration.

The Amazon description is oddly short, only listing computer compatibility, but it doesn't need much description.

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Terminal app appears in Chome OS Dev, hints at future Linux container support

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Back in February, some commits to the Chromium codebase revealed that Chrome OS would soon run Linux applications using a container. While it has been possible for years to run Linux applications on top of Chrome OS using crouton, it's a hacky solution that only works in Developer Mode. Google's solution would presumably work better, and perhaps not require Dev Mode to be enabled.

More evidence of this feature has appeared in the Chrome OS Dev channel, as reported by several Reddit users.

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Google Backup & Sync now works again with HEIF images

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Google's Backup & Sync desktop app, formerly known as the Google Drive client, has received several major updates lately. It added advanced file syncing controls in December, and NAS support in February. Google has now released another update, with the major change being a fix for syncing High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF/HEIC) pictures.

At some point in the past, backed up HEIF images stopped being visible in Google Photos - they could only be located in Drive.

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[Deal Alert] The Pixel 2 XL is $649 ($150 off) on Project Fi

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Project Fi occasionally offers significant discounts on its (small) collection of available devices. The Moto X4 dropped to $250 in February, and Fi had a BOGO deal for the phone earlier this month (which is still active). If you're in the market for a Google phone instead, the Pixel 2 XL is now $150 off.

With the discount, the 32GB Pixel 2 XL drops to $649, and the 64GB model drops to $799.

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Weekend Poll: Are you using any Google messaging apps like Allo, Hangouts, or Android Messages?

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Earlier this week it was revealed that Google was planning to "pause" development on its Allo messaging service, reassigning those resources to Android Messages and RCS—which is apparently also being called "Chat" by Google. The company remains ostensibly committed to the Allo platform as a whole, but Google's graveyard is littered with dead messaging services. Some of them are even still being used in the absence of further improvements, like Hangouts.

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Verizon launches its new Fios TV app, a better-looking version of its old FiOS Mobile app

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I'm a fairly satisfied Verizon Fios customer with a basic internet and TV package. Sure, it helps that the man who installed our setup somehow gave us a handful of channels we weren't supposed to get (shh), but I've come to prefer it over any of the previous providers I've endured. But one thing I haven't taken advantage of yet is the Verizon FiOS Mobile app, probably because I'm still a bit scarred by visions of the atrocious bloatware defecating all over my phones when I was a Verizon Wireless customer.

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