Category: Tech

Dec 01 2018

With this $25 gadget, Amazon will finally get you to stop scoffing at the idea of a 'smart home' – CNBC

Earlier this year, Amazon launched a $25 smart plug that lets you control any outlet in your home by voice with an Amazon Echo. That means you can control any lamp, appliance or anything else that plugs into an outlet by speaking a phrase to Alexa like “turn on the living room lamp,” without having […]

Dec 01 2018

Ask Engadget: What's the perfect gift for a fledgling photographer? – Engadget

The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we’ve known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fact, our community’s knowledge and insights are a reason why many of you […]

Dec 01 2018

Police face down mob of 100 teenagers – BBC News

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Police face down mob of 100 teenagers  BBC News Google Play redesign w/ revamped navigation, organization, and bright UI more widely rolling out on Android  9to5Google Android Auto app update starts rolling out, here are the changes  Android Community Get ready for Amazon Music on Android TV  Engadget YouTube Music for Android gains equalizer […]

Dec 01 2018

Instagram rolls out Stories for close friends to keep platform intimate – KSL.com

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Instagram rolls out Stories for close friends to keep platform intimate  KSL.com Instagram now lets you choose Close Friends to share ‘more personal’ Stories with  Android Police Instagram Just Killed “Finstas” By Adding A Close-Friends-Only Feature  BuzzFeed News ‘Stories’ are taking over social media, but monetization is elusive  NBC News Instagram adds ‘close friends’ […]

Dec 01 2018

Google may shut down Hangouts for consumers in 2020 – The Verge

The days of Google Hangouts for consumers may be coming to an end in 2020, according to a report from 9to5Google today. Hangouts has been suffering from an identity crisis since Google launched it as a replacement for Gchat in 2013, and it’s actually been losing features in recent years as the company stopped updating […]

Nov 30 2018

Google Is Finally Killing Hangouts…in 2020 – Thurrott.com

Google will soon be killing Hangouts, the company’s infamous messaging app. 9to5Google reports that the company will be shutting down Hangouts in 2020. The app, which has long been neglected by the company, still resides in the new Gmail. The mobile apps for the service, on the other hand, continue to show sign of age. […]

Nov 30 2018

Apple Music coming to Amazon Echo speakers in time for the holidays – 9to5Mac

There are plenty of wireless speakers out there, but if you want to use a voice command to play Apple Music, there’s just one option open to you at present: HomePod. That’s about to change, with the ability to play Apple Music on Echo speakers … NordVPN Amazon has shared the news on its blog. […]

Nov 30 2018

The iPhone XR is currently Apple’s best selling iPhone – Malay Mail

If the iPhone XR is their best selling model, it’s a sign that Apple consumers are starting to lean towards affordable alternatives. — SoyaCincau.com pic KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30 — Amidst speculation that the iPhone XS and XR are not selling as well as expected, it has been revealed that the iPhone XR is doing […]

Nov 30 2018

Apple's Upcoming BlackMagic eGPU Pro Delayed Until December – Mac Rumors

When the new Mac mini and MacBook Air debuted in late October, Apple added an online store listing for an upcoming Blackmagic eGPU Pro. At the time it was first introduced, the listing for the new eGPU said that it would be released in late November, but as pointed out by 9to5Mac, the listing now […]

Nov 30 2018

Office introduces new machine learning, AI features and more for November – Windows Central

Microsoft already introduced a number of handy features for Office 365 in November, but it’s finishing out the month by piling on even more. In a post on the Microsoft 365 blog today, Microsoft detailed some new AI and machine learning features, and more, that are either currently available in its Office apps or set […]