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Fossil’s Gen 5 smartwatch is the best Wear OS watch you can buy right now, and this week it’s getting a little bit better on iOS. An update for Fossil Gen 5 that’s rolling out right now lets the watch make phone calls if it’s connected to an iPhone.

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After the announcement of Stadia’s launch date, it emerged that the Made by Google Controller would only work wirelessly with the Chromecast Ultra at first, and all other devices require a cable. Google today reiterated this point, and promised that more “wireless play” options are coming “soon after launch.”

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Late last year, Samsung and Canonical partnered on an app that allowed select Galaxy phones to run a full Linux desktop on top of Android. Less than a year later, Samsung has announced that they’re discontinuing the Linux on DeX program, coinciding with the update to Android 10.

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Friday deals: Google Pixel 3 XL from $440, Moto Z4 $250, and Nintendo Switch is on sale

Friday’s best deals include Pixel 3 XL and more on sale from $113, plus markdowns on Motorola’s Moto Z4, and the latest Nintendo Switch. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

In recent months, Twitter has been working on a handful of redesigns for its various platforms, and that includes an all-black dark mode for mobile devices. Android users haven’t been able to get access to Twitter’s “Lights Out” mode, but that will apparently change in September.

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Samsung improves its face unlock on Android 10 so it won’t fooled by a picture

Whether you like it or not, facial recognition is the next big thing in security for smartphones. Some companies are going all-in on sensors to ensure a secure experience, but Samsung is using just a camera. That’s resulted in a laughably insecure face unlock, but with Android 10, Samsung is working to improve security.

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