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New Nest 3rd-Gen: Should you upgrade?

New Nest 3rd-Gen: Should you upgrade?

Just when you'd learned to love that nosey "learning thermostat" on the wall, watching as you and your family went about your day, here's Nest with a new model. Nest v.3, announced earlier today, promises much the same as its predecessors, with intelligent understanding of when people are home and when they're away. Question is, should existing owners be thinking about upgrading?

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Google’s new logo on Android and everywhere: identity evolved

Google’s new logo on Android and everywhere: identity evolved

This morning Google revealed their new logo and design language evolution, complete with Android implementation. We're having a look with what Google describes as "designers from all across the company, including Creative Lab and the Material Design team" at what it took to design this logo and this new look. We'll see first how the new look will appear in a web browser on your desktop or notebook computer. We'll also see how it'll appear on Android - colors, animations, and everything in-between.

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Google updates their logo – again!

Google updates their logo – again!

Every could of years, it would seem, Google opts to update their main "Google" logo - that time has come again. This year Google is working to become a whole lot more modern, cutting out the serifs and going super flat. This version of the logo retains the colors from the past couple of schemes, while changing the lettering relatively drastically. This is the first time Google has gone without serifs in their mark - ever.

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How wireless carriers are trying to get into your car

How wireless carriers are trying to get into your car

The car business is changing at a rapid rate, due in no small part to more technology integration. Companies like Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile are all vying for control over the car business, reasoning that people are in cars, desiring of services, and with their networks, they can provide it. For years, T-Mobile and AT&T have made their play for the car industry by partnering with carmakers and delivering in-car Wi-Fi. T-Mobile, for instance, provides in-car Wi-Fi for Audi, allowing users who want to pay each month the ability to have a built-in Wi-Fi experience from within their vehicle. AT&T offers similar options with its own contracts with carmakers.

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Google’s Android Wear for iPhone app gets official

Google’s Android Wear for iPhone app gets official

Google is making its Android Wear smartwatches iPhone compatible, announcing an iOS app for what has hitherto been Android-only companion devices. The new app will give iPhone users an alternative to Apple Watch for their wearable needs, handy for those who'd like a circular display, a different form-factor, or simply a cheaper option than Apple's own smartwatch.

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Apple event confirmed for September 9th

Apple event confirmed for September 9th

Apple confirms an invitation-only press event set for Wednesday, September 9th in San Francisco. This event will take place at 10AM Pacific Time and SlashGear will be covering the event on-site. This event has been confirmed with an invitation which includes the top of an Apple logo with multiple colors waving in and out. Also included is the phrase "Hey Siri, give us a hint." This event will likely contain reveals of several devices including the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

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Facebook M assistant helps shopping in Messenger

Facebook M assistant helps shopping in Messenger

Facebook is launching its own personal digital assistant, M, with a beta of the chat-based artificial intelligence rolling out today for select Messenger users. Unlike Apple's Siri, M delivers its assistance via text discussion rather than spoken interactions; it's also more focused on shopping, with Facebook positioning it as a way to buy products, have gifts ordered and delivered, and arrange travel.

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Galaxy Note 5’s so-called “PenGate”: who should be responsible?

Galaxy Note 5’s so-called “PenGate”: who should be responsible?

Samsung responds to the press on what users should expect when placing their S Pen into its holster on the Galaxy Note 5. Earlier today it became apparent that the fact that you're able to jam your Galaxy Note 5's S Pen in to its hole the wrong way - wasn't going away. Samsung has responded to the masses by suggesting that users read the instructions that come with the device right out of the box. Detractors have other ideas, saying Samsung should have made this device fool-proof.

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OnePlus 2 Wins Blind Camera Test vs iPhone 6, Galaxy S6, LG G4

OnePlus 2 Wins Blind Camera Test vs iPhone 6, Galaxy S6, LG G4

Over the past several days we've run a Blind Camera Test between the OnePlus 2, LG G4, Samsung Galaxy S6, and the iPhone 6 in a small variety of high and low-light environments. These environments were mostly "average" environments, aiming to see which device does the best under the conditions you'd most likely be shooting in on any given "normal" sort of day. As with each Blind Camera Test here on SlashGear, this test was meant to be as objective as possible.

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Sensel Morph puts Force Touch-style tech into customizable pad: Hands-on

Sensel Morph puts Force Touch-style tech into customizable pad: Hands-on

What the iPhone did for touchscreens, so startup Sensel hopes to do for multitouch with Morph, a pressure-sensing touchpad for artists, gamers, and musicians. Embedding a rechargeable array of more than 20,000 touch- and pressure-sensitive sensors into a flat tablet roughly the size of an iPad, Morph can tell not only where you're touching but how hard each press is, with interchangeable overlays to tailor those touches to different apps.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Review

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Review

Big, clever, and finally beautiful: the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has come of age. Heir to the phablet empire Samsung itself created, the Note 5 takes the esteemed features of its predecessor and clads them in a premium package worthy of the equally high-end price tag. There'll be tears on the S Pen, mind, as in doing so Samsung has jettisoned some of the key advantages that owners of prior Notes were most vocal about. Question is, has the mainstreaming of the Galaxy Note 5 come at too great a cost?

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The Problem with Touch controls in the Automotive Industry

The Problem with Touch controls in the Automotive Industry

You don’t have to be an automotive expert to know that tech is coming to the automotive market in a huge way. Technology in cars is so pervasive these days that many tech firms like Google, Apple, and Microsoft are fighting to get their foot in the door first. One big byproduct of tech firms moving into the automotive industry is that they bring ideas about what works in the tech market with smartphones and tablets and try to apply that to the automotive market.

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