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Nest update shows current temp and weather forecast

Nest update shows current temp and weather forecast

Adding on to a feature update to the 3rd-generation Nest (smart thermostat), the company brings on display of current temperature and weather forecast to Farsight. Farsight is a feature that shows information on the smart thermostat to a person looking directly at said thermostat from across the room. Hence the name, far sight, Farsight. In this feature you'll now be able to see two new items you've never been able to see before - at last, and finally.

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Zeiss VR One Plus VR headset works with just about any smartphone

Zeiss VR One Plus VR headset works with just about any smartphone

One of the drawbacks to the original Zeiss VR One headset was that the device's design limited what smartphones it could be used with. That limitation has been removed with an updated version called the Zeiss VR One Plus that has debuted at E3 this year. The new VR One Plus has the same ergonomics, material quality, and precision optics as the original with notable updates.

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The big iOS 10 vs Android N war is over privacy

The big iOS 10 vs Android N war is over privacy

At first glance, you could think Apple's WWDC 2016 and Google's I/O 2016 saw announcements of broadly the same thing, but the big question is where - not how - your data is being used. Tim Cook & Co. took to the stage at the Bill Graham Theater in San Francisco this morning to unveil the latest and greatest features of iOS 10, macOS, and more, but even if they didn't mention Google by name, they nonetheless stuck the dagger in at the end of the show.

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Future Moto Z users: Beware free storage from Google

Future Moto Z users: Beware free storage from Google

Moto Z Droid Edition's free 2-year Original Quality Google Photos storage should come with a more apparent disclaimer. As we've spoken of on more than one occasion before, no free cloud storage-based gift is ever really free. There's always a reason why you'll want to take a second glance at what happens when your temporary free storage has expired. In this case, it has to do with Gmail, believe it or not.

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Android Nearby feature recommends, launches apps based on location

Android Nearby feature recommends, launches apps based on location

Google has just announced a new location-focused feature for Android. Dubbed Nearby, it has the Play Store notifying users of apps they might be interested in, or are relevant to their current location. It simply requires that devices' GPS and Bluetooth be activated. One example includes users near a CVS Pharmacy being notified that they can print their photos through the store's app.

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Moto Z first impressions and hands-on

Moto Z first impressions and hands-on

Today we've gotten our hands on the Moto Z Droid Edition and the Moto Z Droid Force Edition of Motorola's newest smartphone platform. The Moto Z family of devices works with what they call Moto Mods. These "Mods" are accessories that attach to the Moto Z smartphone and work in tandem with said smartphones in a variety of ways. Today we're having a look at the Verizon-centric smartphones from this lineup, both with DROID in their name.

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Moto Z has no headphone jack

Moto Z has no headphone jack

Today Motorola and Lenovo revealed the Moto Z phone, a device without a headphone jack. That's not the primary feature on the smartphone, of course, but for those that use their smartphone's headphone jack every single day of the year, it's a difficult feature to miss. The Moto Z and the Moto Z Droid (as it'll be called with Verizon) will both have the ability to work with Moto Mods - accessories that plug-and-play with the smartphone line.

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Moto Z Droid “Moto Mods” pre-order, details, and official specs

Moto Z Droid “Moto Mods” pre-order, details, and official specs

Today Motorola jumps in on the modular smartphone business with their own take: Moto Z Droid with Moto Mods. This system of plug-and-play pieces works on the Moto Z Droid, a device that's coming exclusively to Verizon in the United States. Moto Mods will work with this generation Moto Z devices and "are designed to work with future generation Moto Z phones" as well. Weird!

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Lenovo PHAB2 VS PHAB 2 Plus first impressions: Camera VS Value

Lenovo PHAB2 VS PHAB 2 Plus first impressions: Camera VS Value

This week the folks at Lenovo have revealed several devices, including the PHAB2, PHAB2 Plus, and the PHAB2 Pro - the last of these being the first Google Tango consumer-aimed smartphone in the world. The PHAB2 will be the brand's headliner for low price - at $199 USD, it'll most certainly be a contender for the mid-tier. The PHAB2 Plus looks very similar to the PHAB2, but comes with a better display and cameras - and it weighs less, too, somehow or another.

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Lenovo PHAB2 Pro (Tango) first impressions and hands-on video

Lenovo PHAB2 Pro (Tango) first impressions and hands-on video

The first Google Tango phone for consumers has been revealed - Lenovo PHAB2 Pro - and today we're having our first hands-on experience. This device is very similar to the other two models of the PHAB2 being revealed by Lenovo this week, both with 6.4-inch displays and relatively similar bodies - but here we've got 2K resolution (2560 x 1440) and an aluminum alloy around the edges and back of the phone. Then there's the array of cameras and sensors around the back. So many sensors and cameras.

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Lenovo Tango phone “PHAB2 Pro” release date and details

Lenovo Tango phone “PHAB2 Pro” release date and details

With the Lenovo PHAB2 Pro, the company becomes the first to detail a consumer-aimed Google Tango smartphone. This is the technology we've been demoing and hypothesizing about for months - even years - now come to a device that, fingers crossed, will be released in September of 2016. This device's implementation of Tango technology allows it to use motion tracking, depth perception, and area learning to know not only what it can see, but where it is in 3D space at any given time.

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Watch Lenovo’s foldable, flexible phones in action

Watch Lenovo’s foldable, flexible phones in action

This afternoon the folks at Lenovo let it be known that they were well into development of two Android-based smartphones with bendable displays. These devices utilize flexible pieces - flexible displays, first and foremost - as well as bits and pieces within that make their next-level wearability and foldability a possibility for the real world. These devices were shown off at Lenovo Tech World by YouTube personality Megan McCarthy and Lenovo CTO Peter Hortensius.

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