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Everyday home gear made smart

By | Android, Assistant, Belkin, belkin wemo, Bluetooth, Column, electronics manufacturing, Gadgets, Google, Home Automation, iRobot, kwikset, Nest Labs, Roomba, smart thermostat, smartphone, Speaker, wi-fi, Wirecutter

If you only have one smart home device, it’s likely something simple and fun like a voice-controlled speaker or color-changing LED light bulb. As you expand your smart home setup, you can begin to swap out gear that isn’t as flashy but you still use everyday.

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JBL’s smart display combines Google smarts with good sound

By | Android, Assistant, Gadgets, Google, Google Assistant, JBL, smart speaker, Speaker, TC

If you’re looking for a smart display that’s powered by the Google Assistant, you now have two choices: the Lenovo Smart Display and the JBL Link View. Lenovo was first out of the gate with its surprisingly stylish gadget, but it also left room for improvement. JBL, given its heritage as an audio company, is putting […]

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The Google Assistant is now bilingual 

By | Android, Artificial Intelligence, Gadgets, Google, Google Assistant, google home, google search, Hardware, Roomba, smart speaker

The Google Assistant just got more useful for multilingual families. Starting today, you’ll be able to set up two languages in the Google Home app and the Assistant on your phone and Google Home will then happily react to your commands in both English and Spanish, for example. Today’s announcement doesn’t exactly come as a […]

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Google’s Wear OS gets a new look

By | Android, Assistant, Gadgets, Google, Google Assistant, Mobile, operating system, smartphone, smartphones, smartwatches, Software, TC, wear os

Wear OS, Google’s smartphone operating system that was once called Android Wear, is getting a new look today. Google says the overall idea here is to give you quicker access to information and more proactive help. In line with the Google Fit redesign, Wear OS now also provides you with the same kind of health […]

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‘Unhackable’ BitFi crypto wallet has been hacked

By | Android, computing, defcon, Gadgets, john mcafee, operating system, spoiler, Startups, tablet computer, TC

The BitFi crypto wallet was supposed to be unhackable and none other than famous weirdo John McAfee claimed that the device – essentially an Android-based mini tablet – would withstand any attack. Spoiler alert: it couldn’t. First, a bit of background. The $120 device launched at the beginning of this month to much fanfare. It […]

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Fossil announces new update to Android Wear watches with HR tracking, GPS

By | Android, Apple Watch, computing, fossil, Gadgets, Google, gps, huawei watch, Qualcomm, smartwatches, TC, Technology, ubiquitous computing, watches, wear os, wearable devices

Fossil’s Q watch line is an interesting foray by a traditional fashion watchmaker into the wearable world. Their latest additions to the line, the Fossil Q Venture HR and Fossil Q Explorist HR, add a great deal of Android Wear functionality to a watch that is reminiscent of Fossil’s earlier, simpler watches. In other words, […]

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Google plans to roll out digital wellness features in Pie but Apple’s already got ’em

By | Android, Apple, digital wellness, Gadgets, Google, Health, iOS, TC

Google hopes to add a few digital wellness features to its latest desserted update, Pie (out today) but Apple is already on this health track with its latest update for iOS 12. Digital wellness allows users to keep track of time spent on and unplug from your digital device when needed. Google announced the new wellness […]

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JBL’s $250 Google Assistant smart display is now available for pre-order

By | Android, Artificial Intelligence, chromecast, computing, Gadgets, Google, Google Assistant, Hardware, JBL, lenovo, LG, TC

It’s been a week since Lenovo’s Google Assistant-powered smart display went on sale. Slowly but surely, its competitors are launching their versions, too. Today, JBL announced that its $249.95 JBL Link View is now available for pre-order, with an expected ship date of September 3, 2018. JBL went for a slightly different design than Lenovo […]

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HTC is gone

By | 3g, Android, Apple, BlackBerry, consumer electronics, equipment, Gadgets, Google, HTC, htc corporation, HTC EVO 4G smartphone, htc sense, iPhone, LG, Mobile, operating system, research-in-motion, Samsung, smartphone, smartphones, Sony, Symbian, taiwan, Technology, touch, United States, Virtual reality, Vive, windows mobile

Gather around, campers, and hear a tale as old as time. Remember the HTC Dream? The Evo 4G? The Google Nexus One? What about the Touch Diamond? All amazing devices. The HTC of 2018 is not the HTC that made these industry-leading devices. That company is gone. It seems HTC is getting ready to lay […]

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