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Google Assistant Interpreter Mode offers real-time spoken translations

Google Assistant Interpreter Mode offers real-time spoken translations

Google Home speakers and Smart Displays will soon have access to a new Google Assistant ability called Interpreter Mode. The feature is exactly what it sounds like -- a way to get Google Assistant to translate a different language, making it easier to have a conversation with someone who may otherwise be impacted by the language barrier. The feature will be rolling out in the next few weeks.

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Don’t let the Mercedes Vision URBANETIC’s wacky looks fool you

Don’t let the Mercedes Vision URBANETIC’s wacky looks fool you

The Mercedes-Benz Vision URBANETIC concept looks like a TRON party bus or a prop from a Netflix sci-fi series, but in reality the show-friendly styling hides a surprisingly sensible idea. Making its US debut at CES 2019 this week, the Vision URBANETIC asks the question of whether an autonomous vehicle needs to always be the same thing, all of the time.

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Mercedes’ smartwatch plots navigation based on driver stress

Mercedes’ smartwatch plots navigation based on driver stress

Mercedes-Benz and Garmin have teamed up on a new smartwatch, capable of feeding health data to the dashboard and figuring out less stressful routes, among other features. The Mercedes-Benz branded Garmin vivoactive 3 GPS smartwatch was revealed alongside the 2020 CLA Coupe at CES 2019 today, and while it may be much smaller than the car, it's just as tech-packed.

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Goal Zero reveals Nomad 5 solar panel, Yeti home power gear, and Flip batteries

Goal Zero reveals Nomad 5 solar panel, Yeti home power gear, and Flip batteries

Sustainable and portable power company Goal Zero has announced a number of new products at CES 2019, including a new portable solar panel for USB devices, power banks in a variety of sizes, and a device that enables consumers to chain lead acid and lithium batteries together. Though the products won't be available until May, Goal Zero has thoroughly detailed each item ahead of their launch.

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Livio AI hearing aids get fall detection, heart rate monitoring, voice assistant

Livio AI hearing aids get fall detection, heart rate monitoring, voice assistant

The Livio AI hearing aid from Starkey Hearing Technologies has received an update that adds fall detection, heart rate measurement, a new assistant built on Google Assistant, and other new features. The abilities put Livio AI hearing aids nearly on par with smartwatches and activity trackers, bringing advanced features and functionality not available on competing hearing aid products.

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LG’s rollable TV is slick enough to silence any skeptics

LG’s rollable TV is slick enough to silence any skeptics

The LG rollable TV is going on sale in 2019, and while you might be skeptical about the practical benefits of flexible, you can't help but be wowed when you see the screen in person. Shown off in production form at CES 2019 this week, the LG Signature OLED TV R can be both as expansive as a flagship 65-inch set, but as discreet as a chunky soundbar.

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Anker Roav Bolt brings Google Assistant to any vehicle

Anker Roav Bolt brings Google Assistant to any vehicle

Anker is bringing Google Assistant to any car via its new Roav Bolt, a small dongle that plugs into a car's charging port and connects to the vehicle's stereo system. The smart car charger works with both wired auxiliary systems and over Bluetooth, making it compatible with just about every car on the market.

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Acer Swift 7 hands-on: An impossibly thin and lightweight laptop

Acer Swift 7 hands-on: An impossibly thin and lightweight laptop

Acer has introduced an incredibly thin, incredibly light laptop called the Swift 7. This 14-inch ultrabook weighs a mere 1.9lbs and measures less than 1cm thick, the result being a notebook so svelte it scarcely feels real. Despite its slim size, Acer has taken care to make the Swift 7 durable via Gorilla Glass 6 on the display and a magnesium-alloy chassis.

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A 5G Galaxy S10 could hurt – not help – Samsung

A 5G Galaxy S10 could hurt – not help – Samsung

Samsung needs a big hit with the Galaxy S10 in 2019, but while 5G seems like an obvious lure for impatient upgraders, the fledgling next-gen network technology might end up harming more than helping. The Galaxy S10 went, unsurprisingly, unmentioned during Samsung's CES 2019 keynote this week, though the carrier did discuss its 5G plans.

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Philips Hue gets brighter outdoors with new CES 2019 range

Philips Hue gets brighter outdoors with new CES 2019 range

Those of you who are already knee-deep in the Philips Hue ecosystem will probably be happy to hear that its range of outdoor lighting is being expanded today. At CES 2019, Signify announced announced a handful Philips Hue products for the US, and all of them are centered around outdoor lighting. Chief among these new products, perhaps, is the Philips Hue Outdoor sensor.

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Acer Predator Triton 500 hands-on: RTX without the size compromise

Acer Predator Triton 500 hands-on: RTX without the size compromise

Shortly before CES 2019 kicked off, Acer unveiled two new gaming laptops in its Predator line: the Triton 900 and the Triton 500. We were able to snag some hands-on time with the more traditional-looking laptop of the two, the Triton 500. Though the Triton 500 may not have the unique design of the 900, it still sounds like it's going to pack quite a punch despite its relatively slim build.

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Acer Chromebook 315 hands-on: AMD and USB-C on a budget

Acer Chromebook 315 hands-on: AMD and USB-C on a budget

Among Acer's computing wares this year is the Chromebook 315, a generously sized laptop running Chrome OS and packing a number of features. Though the model won't blow anyone away, the device's price tag beckons consumers to take a second look. With a starting price of $280 USD, the Acer Chromebook 315 has a lot to offer buyers compared to other laptops in this price range.

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