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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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Disney+ Hotstar Rolls Out 5.1 Surround Sound, Starting With The Mandalorian

Disney+ Hotstar Rolls Out 5.1 Surround Sound, Starting With The Mandalorian

Hotstar — now Disney+ Hotstar — has finally caught up with the times. Over five years after its launch, India’s biggest streaming service, by some metrics, is finally offering Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. Prior to this, Hotstar was limited to stereo sound. For now though, it’s restricted to just …

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Google to Allow Some Coronavirus Ads, Starting With Hospitals, Then Political Ads

Google to Allow Some Coronavirus Ads, Starting With Hospitals, Then Political Ads

Alphabet’s Google will begin to allow some clients, including hospitals, to run advertisements relating to the coronavirus on its platforms, in a change to its rules on ads around “sensitive events,” which it plans to extend to political organisations. The new policy was laid out in a memo to advertising …

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Apple iPad, iPad Air, and iPad Pro On Sale Starting At $269

Apple iPad, iPad Air, and iPad Pro On Sale Starting At $269

Apple’s iPads are hands-down the most advanced tablets in the world and are astounding desktop replacements that are adored by professionals and students alike. The iPad Pro is the most powerful of them all, capable of handling the most processor-intensive programs, but it’s awfully expensive so most people just opt …

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Apple iPad Mini, Samsung Galaxy Tab On Sale Starting At $80

Apple iPad Mini, Samsung Galaxy Tab On Sale Starting At $80

Tired of your kids constantly breathing down your neck and complaining about boredom that you can’t focus on work? Well, then lock them up in the basement. Just kidding! There are plenty of kids tablets out there that are pre-loaded with age-appropriate games, apps, entertainment titles, and education materials to …

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You Can Take Care of Yourself in Coronavirus Quarantine, Starting Right Now

You Can Take Care of Yourself in Coronavirus Quarantine, Starting Right Now

“Trying to preserve some sense of normalcy is really important for people’s well-being,” said Dr. Russell G. Buhr, a pulmonologist at U.C.L.A. Health. Maintaining a routine, he said, like getting up and getting dressed and doing what you usually do, can positively affect mental health. “And good mental health promotes …

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You Can Take Care of Yourself in Isolation, Starting Now

You Can Take Care of Yourself in Isolation, Starting Now

“Trying to preserve some sense of normalcy is really important for people’s well-being,” said Dr. Russell G. Buhr, a pulmonologist at U.C.L.A. Health. Maintaining a routine, he said, like getting up and getting dressed and doing what you usually do, can positively affect mental health. “And good mental health promotes …

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Poco X2 to Be Available Under Open Sale During Flipkart’s Big Shopping Days Starting Tonight

Poco X2 to Be Available Under Open Sale During Flipkart’s Big Shopping Days Starting Tonight

Poco X2 will go on a special open sale in India, Poco has announced through a press statement. The open sale will go live on Flipkart starting tonight and will exist until March 22. Up until now, the Poco X2 was available for purchase in the country specifically through limited-period …

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LG V60 ThinQ Goes On Sale Later This Week, Starting At $799

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After announcing the LG V60 ThinQ a few weeks ago, we finally know when and how much it’ll cost from T-Mobile and Verizon. When LG announced the device, it said it would be “under $1,000”. But did not give us any specifics on the price. Now we’re learning that the …

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Those RCS chat ‘hacks’ for Messages are starting to break in unsupported countries, just as Google said (Updated)

Those RCS chat 'hacks' for Messages are starting to break in unsupported countries, just as Google said (Updated)

Before Google saved us all from the tyranny of the carriers, some enterprising folks worked out a sort of “hack” that enabled Google’s RCS/chat services, letting us all send messages with the futuristic protocol, even if we weren’t in one of the few supported markets. When it did finally start …

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