While I wouldn’t classify this type of thing as “breaking news,” it is a fun little tidbit that wasn’t exactly broadcast by Google, and went completely unnoticed in the tear down we posted earlier today. Apparently, the Nexus 7 has the hidden ability to awake itself when a magnet is placed over the side of the device, then removed. A video was uploaded to YouTube today demonstrating the secret feature that will make the device even more easily accessible when paired with the official Nexus 7 “smart covers,” coming soon to Google Play. Have a look see.
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Some Google Home Max users are reporting the device is killing their WiFi network. Google is currently investigating these reports.
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The update came with very little fanfare and was a nice surprise for HTC 10 owners. However, it seems there were some issues with the update.
T-Mobile is once again hooking up their customers, this time with exclusive access to $4 movie tickets. For a list of the 5 upcoming movies you can see for $4, check out the post.
New code commits from Google are referencing the next version of Android as “Android Pi.” This is only an internal code name and not the official dessert name that will be revealed later this year.
Sprint is offering a free year of Unlimited service to those who switch from Verizon. The promotion will be available through the end of January, and you even get to keep your old Verizon phone.
A new leak reveals the Moto G6 lineup which will include the Moto G6, Moto G6 Play, and Moto G6 Plus. These devices are likely to be unveiled at MWC 2018.
Instagram is rolling out a new feature that shows people you follow or messaged when you’re using or last used the app. Another feature still in testing tells people when you’ve taken a screenshot of their story.
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The Essential team has been doing bi-weekly AMA sessions on Reddit and have officially confirmed they’re still investigating touch latency issues.