Dish Network DVR Google Assistant support will bring Hands-Free TV

Dish Network DVR Google Assistant support will bring Hands-Free TV

Dish Network customers who have the company's Wally, Hopper, or Joey DVR will soon have access to Hands-Free TV via Google Assistant support. The company announced the new integration today, though it isn't yet available; Dish expects the feature to be available "in the coming months." Once it does arrive, customers with a supported DVR will be able to control the device using voice commands as an alternative to the remote.

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CES 2018 Blackout: 10 Tweets tell the tale

CES 2018 Blackout: 10 Tweets tell the tale

CES 2018 had a blackout on Wednesday, January 10th, resulting in near total darkness in both North and Central halls at the LVCC. The irony of this situation was not lost on participants in the "world's gathering place [for] consumer technologies," and suddenly social networking made sense again. Shared photos, videos, and information bits were made public instantly, and through our compatriots we're able to quite easily tell the whole story to you, right this minute. Reactions to the situation are included here, where I write this article safely at home, hundreds of miles away from the action.

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Ultra Game Boy from Hyperkin puts Nintendo on notice

Ultra Game Boy from Hyperkin puts Nintendo on notice

When you consider the success of the NES Classic and SNES Classic, it stands to reason that Nintendo would want to re-release all of its old consoles and handhelds under "Classic" branding. Rumors of a Game Boy Classic have been making the rounds for some time now, but if Nintendo is going to release such a product, it might want to hurry up, because Hyperkin might just beat it to the punch when it comes to tapping into Game Boy nostalgia.

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Noise pollution is stressing birds and the health effects are serious

Noise pollution is stressing birds and the health effects are serious

Researchers warn that noise pollution is causing chronic stress in birds and that it negatively impacts their health. The study, which was recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, looked at western bluebirds and the impact that oil and gas operations noise has on them. According to the findings, this constant noise pollution has resulted in stunted growth in chicks, less eggs hatching, and more.

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Watch Huawei CEO go off-script at CES 2018 right now

Watch Huawei CEO go off-script at CES 2018 right now

Huawei CEO Richard Yu presented the Mate 10 Pro at CES 2018 this week in a fairly standard, teleprompter-led way. Until the end of his presentation. After revealing the pricing and release information about the company's newest phone, Yu spoke for five minutes about he sees as the tragedy that is the United States lock-out of Huawei smartphones on the nation's biggest carriers.

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Waze and Ford team up to launch SYNC AppLink compatibility

Waze and Ford team up to launch SYNC AppLink compatibility

CES 2018 has had its share of interesting announcements, but one that might take some by surprise is the reveal of a new Ford and Waze team up. The two companies announced their new partnership today, and it will see Waze becoming accessible through Ford's SYNC AppLink platform. This is great news for Waze adherents, as it should make the app much easier to use when you're on the road.

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Pokemon GO update requires new iPhone to play (for some)

Pokemon GO update requires new iPhone to play (for some)

This week the folks at Niantic announced an update to Pokemon GO, an update that might not sit well for users of elderly iPhones. This update requires that device have the ability to upgrade to iOS 11. As such, some older iPhones will not be allowed to use the app through the future. If your iPhone is not capable of running iOS 11, you'll have to quit playing Pokemon GO until you get a new phone.

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iPhone X gets some tempting discounts in T-Mobile BOGO deals [Update]

iPhone X gets some tempting discounts in T-Mobile BOGO deals [Update]

T-Mobile has decided to start the year off with a buy one, get one promotion on a lot of high-end smartphones. This includes a bunch of different Android phones and most recent iPhones, which is surprising because iPhones aren't the focus of promotions too terribly often. Things get even more tempting when you realize that one of these offers applies to the iPhone X as well.

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Bitcoin price just tipped because of Warren Buffet’s willful ignorance

Bitcoin price just tipped because of Warren Buffet’s willful ignorance

Bitcoin price and the prices of other cryptocurrencies jolted in opposite directions today because of a Warren Buffet interview. The interview took place on CNBC - where money news teams recently had their hands on the pedal earlier this week as well. This same network released an absurd video on how to purchase Ripple on Poloniex as well as a series of tone deaf statements about how "big" Ripple was compared to Bitcoin earlier this week.

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Byton’s electric SUV is the anti-Faraday Future of CES

Byton’s electric SUV is the anti-Faraday Future of CES

If your taste in concept cars leans toward daring, dramatic design, CES 2018 might have been a slight disappointment, and Byton's eponymous SUV epitomized that trend. The electric vehicle eschews outward glamor in favor of a design that could easily - with a few minor tweaks - be visualized in a dealership, rather than starring in a motion picture alongside Tom Cruise.

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Galaxy S9 Plus: All the Release Details before Samsung’s event

Galaxy S9 Plus: All the Release Details before Samsung’s event

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus were both been leaked to high heaven over the past few weeks - today we've packaged all the details up. In one big shiny package, here, we've got all the basics and a few bits and pieces about the Galaxy S9 that not all readers might know. RAM, storage sizes, and timing and all that - it's all here. Now, if only we could convince Samsung to make another Plus with a flat screen...

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Nintendo 3DS production will continue, despite Switch success

Nintendo 3DS production will continue, despite Switch success

When the Nintendo Switch first launched in March, many were left wondering about the fate of the Nintendo 3DS. After all, the 3DS had been Nintendo's main money maker for a few years at that point, but being a portable console, the Switch seemed to accomplish much the same thing. Nintendo ended up supporting the 3DS throughout the rest of 2017, but what's going to happen moving forward?

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