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Google Home learns how to multitask

By Brian Heater Google’s smart speaker got a little smarter this week, with the addition of a multitasking feature. The new capability makes it possible for the device to accomplish two different missions at the same time. It was rolled out with little fanfare and first noted by CNET. We’ve since confirmed the addition with…


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Google Assistant can now help you find a plumber and other local services

By Lucas Matney Google Assistant is about to get a bit more home-savvy. The voice assistant will be gaining local discovery skills that will help you locate home services nearby. The company specifically detailed that Assistant would be gaining insights to help users locate “nearby services like an electrician, plumber, house cleaner and more.” Saying…


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Google might bring Nest back into its own hardware business

By Darrell Etherington Google might fold Nest back into the Google, well, fold. The company is considering integrating Nest, which is a separate company under mutual parent Alphabet at the moment, back into Google’s hardware business. The re-integration, first reported by Wall Street Journal, is a move that Google is considering as a way to…


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Polar M200

By Cameron Geekie One for the more budget-conscious runner, the Polar M200 is aimed at the budget end of the market and can be picked up for $149.95/£129.50/AU$199. Primarily a running watch, the M200 offers integrated GPS, along with optical heart rate monitoring, smartphone connectivity and 24/7 activity tracking, as well as the ability to…


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New Destiny 2 Alexa skills let you ask Ghost to do stuff in-game

By Darrell Etherington Destiny 2 fans will know that you get your own virtual assistant of source in the game world – Ghost, who sort of floats around and guides you. The new Alexa skill for Destiny 2 allows you to ask Ghost to do a number of things for you, including provide guidance about…


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VPN One Click

By Mike Williams VPN One Click is a popular provider which delivers a basic VPN service for a budget price. Experts may not be impressed by the technical specs. There’s no support for the configurable and secure OpenVPN protocol, for instance – instead you’re left with L2TP/IPSec, IKEv2 and the horribly insecure PPTP. There’s better…


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Vega’s performance disappoints as AMD loses ground to Nvidia in GPU market

By Darren Allan AMD may be forging forwards and taking turf in the battle of the processors with Ryzen, but the GPU arena is a very different kettle of pixels, with the firm’s new Vega tech floundering here, and Nvidia taking a greater share of the graphics card market according to new figures. The add-in…


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Marshall Woburn multi-room speaker

By Jamie Carter Here’s a multi-room speaker that looks unashamedly like a bulky Marshall amplifier you might find on stage at a gig. Need your own Wall of Sound at home? If you do, the Woburn spits out a pretty serious 110W from any device with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Compatible not only with AirPlay, ChromeCast…


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FDA clears AliveCor’s Kardiaband as the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch

By Sarah Buhr The Food and Drug Administration has just cleared AliveCor’s Kardiaband EKG reader as the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch. Europe has been able to use a version of the Kardiaband for Apple Watch for some time now but, thanks to the new FDA approval, the device can now be…


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12 of the best baby tech gifts for the little ones in your life

By Sarah Buhr Welcome to the 2017 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide! We check out a lot of really cool stuff here at TechCrunch, so we figured we ought to put that experience to good use and help you get your holiday shopping done quickly. Need help with some other ideas? Check out the full Gift…


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Chuwi LapBook Air

By Desire Athow In recent months we’ve seen several laptops derive their inspiration from Apple’s iconic MacBook range. The Jumper EZBook 2 looks like a 13-inch MacBook Air while the Xiaomi Air 12 borrows heavily from the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro. Chinese vendor Chuwi follows this trend with the LapBook Air, a notebook…


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The Samsung Galaxy S9 And LG G7 Will Launch In January To Fight Back Against The iPhone X

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and LG G7 are expected to launch earlier than expected in January. Apple’s rivals are hastening their plans to release their next flagship devices to provide a better challenge against Apple’s premium smartphone. …read more Source:: TechTimes.com – Smartphones


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Windows Phones Are Dead: That’s Why Microsoft Sells Android Phones Now, Such As The Galaxy Note 8

The Microsoft Store is getting yet another Android phone. This time around, it’s the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and it’s joining the likes of the Galaxy S8 and Razer Phone. …read more Source:: TechTimes.com – Smartphones


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Xerox VersaLink C7020

By Jim Hill Xerox likes to boast that it’s ‘the company that created the modern workplace’ and we’re pleased to see that it is still innovating in the MFP category. We’re referring to the ConnectKey technology, which is a suite of connected functionality, fronted by a 5-inch touchscreen that offers up a smorgasbord of apps…


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Analyst says Apple could have sold 6 million iPhone X units during Black Friday weekend

By Romain Dillet Apple hasn’t shared any exact number, but Rosenblatt Securities analyst Jun Zhang calculated that Apple may have sold as many as 6 million iPhone X units this weekend alone, StreetInsider reported. With such a big number, it’s hard to grasp Apple’s success with the iPhone X. Last quarter, Apple sold 39.3 million…


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