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  • Amazon Fire TV Stick now includes updated Alexa Voice Remote

    Amazon’s Fire TV Stick is already a good deal, but today it’s getting even better. The retailer has decided to start bundling the improved Alexa Voice Remote with the HDMI streaming dongle, and the price remains at $39.99. If you want to purchase that remote for your existing Fire TV, it’s 50% cheaper as a […]

  • You can now reset Adaptive Brightness in Android 9 Pie without clearing all battery data [APK Download]

    Android 9 Pie’s Adaptive Brightness feature uses machine learning to optimize your display brightness based on past adjustments – which is great, as long as your circumstances don’t drastically change in the near future. However, if you’ve moved recently, or changed jobs, or done something else that changed your brightness preferences and made those settings […]

  • Material Design comes to Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Sites on the web

    Following a slew of second-generation Material Design updates for the web over the past month or so (namely Calendar, Classroom, and Google Accounts), Google is bringing its modern design aesthetic to several more G Suite platforms on the web. Material Design is hitting Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Sites beginning today, January 15. These updates […]

  • Google Assistant is now available in Polish

    Beta tests for Google Assistant’s Polish language support have been going on for several months, so it’s no surprise to see the feature officially launch. If you speak Polish, you will now (or soon, at least) be able to use Assistant in that language. Developers can also build Actions on Google in Polish. Just like […]

  • Speed trap icons and vocal warnings are rolling out on Google Maps for some users

    For the longest time, users have been bemoaning the lack of Waze-like reports on Google Maps, even though the two apps are technically part of the same company. Things started moving in the right direction when we spotted crash and speed trap reports in Google Maps in November, then again in December, though the feature […]

  • Apple iPhone 2019: What we want to see from the iPhone XI

    Apple’s next flagship iPhone isn’t due out until September 2019, but that doesn’t mean we can’t speculate about what we’d like to see on the next device. This feature isn’t just about our hopes and dreams though, it also rounds up any rumours circulating about the next iPhones. What will the next iPhone be called? iPhone […]

  • Honor View20: Ready to punch above its weight with an enticing blend of old and new

    Coming off the back of a dark year for smartphone design, the View20 is a reason to be optimistic. Notched phones have never been aesthetically pleasing nor functionally ideal, but thankfully that design trend is on its way out. We’ve seen a number of novel attempts to produce bezel-free phones, including sliders and motorized pop-ups, […]

  • Samsung Pay Framework causing battery drain issues for some

    Samsung Pay Framework, as the name implies, is an application bundled on Samsung phones that provides some functionality for Samsung Pay. It’s intended to work quietly behind the scenes, but lately, the app has caused major battery drain issues for many users. A Google search for “samsung pay framework battery” brings up countless forums and […]

  • Review: Sony’s $350 WH-1000XM3 headphones live up to the hype

    In today’s $350 wireless, ANC-equipped over-ear headphones space, there are two primary competitors: Bose’s QuietComfort 35 II and Sony’s WH-1000XM3. Bose has long been championed as the king of the segment by many, but it seems impossible to talk about the QC35 II these days without someone butting in about how the identically-priced 1000XM3 is […]

  • The best new Alexa devices: AI-powered TVs, fridges, mirrors and more

    With the ever-increasing popularity of Amazon Echo smart speakers, it’s no surprise to see more and more companies jumping on the bandwagon and releasing devices with Alexa. Amazon itself is even putting support into regular household appliances and products. Here then are all the best new Alexa compatible devices we’ve heard about.  Smart TVs with […]

  • Google Pay finally allows names to be assigned to cards

    For those who juggle around a lot of credit and debit cards, keeping track of them can be tedious. Google Pay, for instance, only showed the company name and the last four digits of the card — until now. Much to our (read: big boss Artem’s) pleasure, Google Pay has finally added the ability to […]