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Google’s speakers and displays add local control of smart home devices, starting with Hue, TP-Link, more (Update: SDK live)

Google's speakers and displays add local control of smart home devices, starting with Hue, TP-Link, more (Update: SDK live)

For years we’ve dreamed of the smart home, but when we anticipated it, we didn’t really picture a dozen hubs littered all over our house that do nothing but control only one type of device. Sadly, that’s the truth we’ve come to. But Google seems to be taking the first …

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LineageOS ROM releases first builds based on Android 10 (Update: More devices)

LineageOS ROM releases first builds based on Android 10 (Update: Pulled)

LineageOS is the most popular custom ROM in existence, and the project prides itself on bringing newer versions of Android to unsupported devices. However, Lineage has been a bit slow to roll out a version based on Android 10 ⁠— the Pie-based ROM was already available by this time last …

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The best smart home devices you can buy right now (Spring 2020)

The best smart home devices you can buy right now (Spring 2020)

Millions of homes now contain a smart assistant speaker of some variety and sales of IoT products continue to grow as the market matures and prices come down across the sector. With so many options available, it’s hard to know what to buy, and that’s where we come in — …

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The new devices of the week

Samsung Galaxy A31

The smartphone world had an eventful week, with plenty of new phone being introduced – the P40 flagship family is finally official, Redmi revealed some rebranded smartphones and Xiaomi launched the Mi 10 lineup outside China. The week began with the ZTE Axon 11 5G – although it is a …

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Top 10 Best Streaming Devices

best streaming devices

The best streaming devices available do tend to change from time to time. And that’s why we are here to help you find the best device for you. Whether it’s an Android TV device, Amazon Fire TV, Roku or something else. We’ve used all of these devices in our own …

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The 5 best charging stations to keep all your devices topped up at home

The 5 best charging stations to keep all your devices topped up at home

An unprecedented number of people around the world are trying to get work done at home as we all seek to “flatten the curve” in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. That might mean you’ve got devices like laptops, phones, and tablets floating around that need charging, and you probably …

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Windows 10 Insider Update Brings RCS Support To Some Samsung Devices

Windows Your Phone App New Features

This week’s Windows Insider “Fast Ring” update came jam packed with surprise features that users have have been wanting. Windows 10 Insiders now have access to copy, paste, and RCS messaging between Windows and select Samsung phones. Members will also have access to the new “black screen” function. This will …

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Wearbles Market Grew 89% In 2019, 336.5 Million Devices Shipped

Wearbles Market Grew 89% In 2019, 336.5 Million Devices Shipped

Global wearable device shipments grew a whopping 89 percent year-on-year (YoY) in 2019. According to the latest data from research firm IDC, a total of 336.5 million wearables were sold last year, up from 178 million units in 2018. In the fourth quarter alone, 118.9 million wearable devices were shipped globally, …

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F.D.A. Halts Overseas Inspections of Drugs and Devices, Citing Coronavirus

F.D.A. Halts Overseas Inspections of Drugs and Devices, Citing Coronavirus

The Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday that it would stop routine inspections of food, drugs and medical devices overseas through April, citing the worldwide spread of the coronavirus. The agency had already pulled back its inspectors from China, which is the largest source of raw ingredients for many …

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