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LG is readying a new Wear OS smartwatch

Ever since Google rebranded Android Wear as Wear OS, there's been a lingering question: when would there be a new smartwatch to spearhead Google's wearable revival? Apparently, the answer is "soon." An FCC filing has revealed an LG-made Wear OS dev...

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Samsung 970 Evo and Pro SSDs arrive with a surprise price drop

Last month, Samsung unveiled its new 970 Pro and Evo SSDs and now they’re starting to show up for sale online. Several models are offered under the two lines ranging from 250GB to 1TB, most of them in the “Evo” lineup. Now that the products are showing up for sale, consumers have noticed one big, quiet change: they don’t cost … Continue reading

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This JBL Link Bar is Google’s first Android TV and Assistant hybrid

Google has teamed up with JBL for the first Google Assistant powered soundbar, with the JBL Link Bar effectively baking together its voice AI and an Android TV box. Launched ahead of Google I/O 2018, the new gadget is designed to plug into a TV and bring all of Google’s media streaming and voice control technologies in one fell swoop. … Continue reading

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Volvo is baking Google Assistant, Maps and Android apps into its next cars

Volvo plans to bake Google Maps, the Google Assistant, and other services into its dashboards, offering the functionality regardless of the type of smartphone drivers might have. The new feature was announced on the eve of Google I/O 2018, the search giant’s annual developer event

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Alexa can now be the default Android Assistant with a caveat

Google, like Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft, has its own AI-powered smart assistant. Unlike those other companies, however, Google is OK with playing with others.

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Sophisticated Android malware tracks all your phone activities

An advanced type of malware can spy on nearly every Android smartphone function and steal passwords, photos, video, screenshots and data from WhatsApp, Telegram and other apps. "ZooPark" targets subjects in the Middle East and was likely developed by...

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Chainfire retires all root-related Android projects

Some have been prophesying the eventual death of rooting on Android. If true, it’s a very slow death. While it will probably never go away, development might soon be left to languish by the wayside

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T-Mobile LG V30/V30+ Android Oreo update has a small catch

With the launch of the LG G7 ThinQ, some might despair that LG will start to have selective amnesia over its previous phones.

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WhatsApp on Android crashes with this message

WhatsApp seems to make headlines all for the wrong reasons. The most recent is its CEO’s departure over Facebook’s privacy policies. Before that, co-founder Brian Acton called for a Facebook boycott over its privacy scandal.

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Watch Steve Jobs reveal the original iMac and change everything

It’s hard to imagine sometimes that, two decades ago when Steve Jobs stood on stage as Apple’s “interim CEO” and unveiled the original iMac, the Cupertino firm wasn’t the behemoth it is today. The candy-colored, translucent all-in-one computer made its debut on May 6, 1998, and proved to be the tipping point for Apple’s reinvention. It’s worth remembering just how … Continue reading

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