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We’re less than a week away from what would likely have been called “Made by Google 2020,” or the “Launch Night In” as Google is now calling it. For Pixel fans everywhere, we’re sure that excitement is building for the event, where Google is expected to unveil its latest flagship smartphone, the Pixel 5.

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Following the Apple Watch a couple of years ago, the ability to take an ECG reading from a smartwatch has been a sort of “holy grail” for health features. Samsung’s past two smartwatch releases, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 and Galaxy Watch 3, have had the hardware needed for ECG, and today, they’re finally getting the software to take advantage of it.

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Since the start of this year, Google has added a number of useful resources about how to get around amid a pandemic. A new Google Maps layer now works to show COVID-19 case trends “in an area so you can make more informed decisions.”

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Work from home (WFH) has thrown work-life balance out the door for many, but Google wants to help you better manage that with a “Workday” Assistant routine. Meanwhile, it’s rolling out Gentle Sleep and Wake to all smart lighting.

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Acer’s 15-inch Chromebook hits all-time low in today’s best deals, Nest Thermostat E, more

Today’s best deals include the Acer 15-inch Chromebook at $179, Nest Thermostat E is on sale, and Nest Cams are discounted. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

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