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Sonos AirPlay 2: How to get started and what to expect

Sonos AirPlay 2: How to get started and what to expect

The Sonos AirPlay 2 update is out, and if you've always wanted your iPhone, iPad, and Macs to play more with your Sonos speakers, this may well scratch that itch. Though the AirPlay 2 support isn't limited to Sonos, the speaker-maker's streaming system is one of the best known, and its integration one of the more polished. Read on for how to get started, how to use AirPlay 2 on Sonos, and what else you need to know.

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Surface Go takes on Apple, Google and it might just succeed

Surface Go takes on Apple, Google and it might just succeed

Truth be told, there was really no surprise left when Microsoft finally announced the Surface Go other than a confirmation of its existence and its price. It is the affordable Surface that people have been talking about recently and the portable Surface that some may have been waiting for. Of course, Microsoft also confirmed the tough choices that had to be made to keep it small, slim, and affordable. But while it’s not going to appeal to power users, the Surface Go might actually win in its most important battle: taking on the iPad and the new breed of Chrome OS tablets.

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Google vs PlayStation, Xbox: what it needs to win in gaming

Google vs PlayStation, Xbox: what it needs to win in gaming

Google has a presence in almost every aspect of our digital lives, from Internet services to smartphones to digital content distribution to connected homes. But one thing it has not yet fully sunk its teeth into is gaming. Yes, Android has mobile games but, so far, Google has been rather detached from them. Rumors, however, are now starting to flow about a Google gaming platform that will boldly take on the likes of Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. But whether it’s game streaming or not, Google will probably need to take these factors into account to avoid producing another Ouya.

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Jurassic World Evolution is so close to being the game I’ve waited years for

Jurassic World Evolution is so close to being the game I’ve waited years for

While movie tie-in games generally have a disappointing history, there's definitely been a certain amount of excitement for Jurassic World Evolution that defies its status as one. Why wouldn't there be? The game was made by Frontier Developments, which two years ago was responsible for the well-received Planet Coaster. On top of that, the Jurassic Park license lends itself perfectly to the type of theme park simulation we know Frontier is capable of making. If you like Jurassic Park, how could you not be at least a little excited for Evolution?

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The Galaxy Note S Pen has plateaued and that’s perfect

The Galaxy Note S Pen has plateaued and that’s perfect

At first, the Galaxy Note 9 sounded like it was going to be yet another unexciting 2018 flagship like the Galaxy S9 earlier this year. Then came the rumors of a new S Pen feature that did stir up interest in next month’s phablet. It is definitely quite an improvement, considering there hasn’t been any significant change in the S Pen for years (the spring-loaded ejector doesn’t count). Suffice it to say, the S Pen may have reached its peak maturity, which makes it the perfect time to transform it into a more refined and more serious tool.

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The 2020 Audi e-tron’s cabin is an EV tech haven

The 2020 Audi e-tron’s cabin is an EV tech haven

A thoroughly modern Audi EV deserves a thoroughly modern interior, and so the 2020 Audi e-tron SUV pushes the tech boat out. The automaker's all-electric rival to the Tesla Model X and Jaguar I-PACE isn't expected to roll into the US until early 2019, but Audi has given us a sneak peak of the cabin we can expect.

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Fortnite Playground ‘Don’t fill’ bug: how to fix this annoying issue

Fortnite Playground ‘Don’t fill’ bug: how to fix this annoying issue

Epic Games has finally relaunched its hotly anticipated Playground Mode, a new game mode that enables 1 to 4 players to spend an hour alone on the Fortnite island. The mode was originally pulled due to some issues the company ironed out over the last few days, but one tiny issue remains: players are having trouble selecting "Don't fill" for the Playground.

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Samsung is stepping up with tablets, so where’s Google?

Samsung is stepping up with tablets, so where’s Google?

All eyes may be on Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 and its imminent reveal, but it's a far bigger Android device that demonstrates just how much the mobile device market is crying out for innovation. The Galaxy Tab S4 leaked earlier this week, Samsung's upcoming Android tablet, that seems set to arrive amid general slate apathy from Google itself.

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Apple’s cunning 2018 iPhone plan is getting clearer

Apple’s cunning 2018 iPhone plan is getting clearer

Apple's 2018 iPhone range is expected to include three new models, including a new iPhone X and a larger iPhone X Plus, and a preview video is making it clear just how clever the Cupertino firm is being about it. Although this obviously won't be the first time Apple has announced three new iPhones at one event, it could prove fairly confusing given the typical signifiers addressing "Which is the best iPhone?" won't hold true.

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This floating AI robot is headed to the ISS: 5 things to know

This floating AI robot is headed to the ISS: 5 things to know

A SpaceX Dragon capsule is carrying a new cache of items to the International Space Station, among them being a small spherical robot named CIMON. Designed as a companion for researchers located on the ISS, CIMON will float around the space station as a "cyber colleague" that uses artificial intelligence to assistant astronauts. Not familiar with the robot? Here are the five big things to know.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specs VS The world’s best phones

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specs VS The world’s best phones

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is now around a month out from release - give or take a couple weeks. Now's the time we take a peek at what we know - and how that stacks up against the competition. That means the Galaxy Note 8, the iPhone X, and big sellers in China - especially those from Xiaomi. This isn't EVERY phone people will consider when the Note 9 is set for release - and not long after launch, there'll be even MORE competition. But it's a start!

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Bring back the BlackBerry slider

Bring back the BlackBerry slider

The BlackBerry KEY2 is an brand new phone trying to coexist with an old-school form-factor, and struggling all the way. When it comes to capturing nostalgia, TCL - which has been licensing the BlackBerry brand for smartphones since 2016 - has done an excellent job. Problem is, there hasn't been quite as much success in making a must-have smartphone.

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