In this episode, Daniel Bader and Andrew Martonik talk about how well the Pixel 2 is holding up after a month of use. It offers a fantastic overall experience and great battery life at a comparatively reasonable price. They also discuss Huawei’s Mate 10 Pro. Daniel says it comes close to greatness, but the software is its Achilles’ heel.

Other topics include: Android 8.1 Developer Preview, the ‘Pixel Visual Core’ SoC, and Google Photo Books. Andrew and Daniel remind us that as good as smartphone cameras have become, their sharpness and resolution still does not truly equal a DSLR or mirrorless camera.

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Having Issues with Tracking while you Play Skyrim on your PlayStation VR? Here’s how to fix it!

Skyrim VR has arrived on PlayStation VR letting you experience the world that Bethesda has created in a new and immersive way. Nobody wants to be distracted by drift or bad calibration when you’re trying to hunt down a dragon, but these are common problems. Have no fear though, we’ve put together a few fixes to get you back into the fray without too much trouble.

Get all the details on how to deal with tracking issues in Skyrim here!

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Get a Pixel 2 with 64GB of storage for just $350.

Google’s Pixel 2 is easily one of the best Android phones of the year, but thanks to devices like the OnePlus 5T and now discounted Essential Phone, justifying the handset’s cost of at least $650 isn’t all that easy. Thankfully, if you’re on Verizon, the carrier’s running a new promo that makes the buying Pixel 2 a no-brainer.

Starting Friday, December 1 in-stores and Sunday, December 3 online, any orders of a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL on a monthly installment plan will be discounted by $300. That $300 credit is spread out over the course of 24 months, but it effectively means you can get Google’s latest for as little as $350.

Here’s a breakdown of what your final cost will look like with that $300 discount once all is said and done:

  • Pixel 2 w/ 64GB – $350
  • Pixel 2 w/ 128GB – $450
  • Pixel 2 XL w/ 64GB – $550
  • Pixel 2 XL w/ 128GB $650

In addition to this, Verizon is still running another promo that allows you to get 50% off a Google Home with the purchase of either the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL.

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These are the most popular apps, games, and movies on Google Play in 2017.

Google has published its Best of 2017 list, highlighting the most popular apps, games, movies, books, and songs of the year. Pic Tools’ Photo Editor turned out to be the most popular app of 2017, followed by weather forecast app What The Forecast?!! and Cartoon Network’s Boomerang service.

Game of Thrones is once again the most popular TV show on Google Play (for obvious reasons), followed by Rick and Morty and The Walking Dead. Kendrick Lamar’s single HUMBLE edged out Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You to claim the top spot in the music category, and last year’s animated hit Moana beat out Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in movies.

Most popular new apps of 2017

Most popular new games of 2017

Top five streamed songs of 2017

Top five movies of 2017

Top five TV shows of 2017

Top five books of 2017

Looking for the full list? Hit up the Play Store from the link below to find the best apps, games, movies, books, and movies for your region.

Google Play’s Best of 2017




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