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Android missed alarm Google Clock issues widespread: Temporary fixes

Android missed alarm Google Clock issues widespread: Temporary fixes

Over the past couple of weeks, an abnormal amount of Android users have reported their Google Clock app skipping alarms. On some devices, the issue seems to be that the alarm does not play audio at the required time. For others, a simple haptic feedback buzz occurs one or twice, then nothing. It is possible this issue has to do with the Google Clock app, but it could ALSO be connected to Spotify.

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Lenovo 2021 tablet lineup and Smart Clock 2 put displays everywhere

Lenovo 2021 tablet lineup and Smart Clock 2 put displays everywhere

After revealing a new notebooks and Chromebooks lineup last week, Lenovo followed up with another MWC 2021 announcement today. This one is mostly about tablets, with Lenovo announcing new Yoga tablets alongside new Lenovo Tabs. Between those tablets and the Lenovo Smart Clock 2 - also revealed today - the theme to this batch of MWC announcements seems to be "displays in unexpected places," as the Smart Clock 2 is destined for nightstands, and the Yoga Tabs can even be hung on walls.

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Amazon tests a Smart Cuckoo Clock, but its future is uncertain

Amazon tests a Smart Cuckoo Clock, but its future is uncertain

The cuckoo clock -- the kind where something cute or amusing comes out to mark a new hour -- has largely fallen out of fashion. Analog clocks in the home are, in general, something you don't see too often, but that didn't stop Amazon from launching a hybrid smart analog clock...and now it is testing a cuckoo clock concept.

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Amazon Build It teases weird new products for pre-order pledges

Amazon Build It teases weird new products for pre-order pledges

Amazon today rolled out a new platform called Build It, which is part of its larger Day One Editions program. While Day One Editions focuses on limited-volume product runs to get new devices in the hands of consumers for the purposes of receiving feedback, Build It products will only be produced if enough Amazon customers register their interest through pre-orders. Amazon is kicking off its Build It program with three different products, and one of them is an Alexa cuckoo clock.

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Next optical atomic clock chip is smaller than a coffee bean

Next optical atomic clock chip is smaller than a coffee bean

Most of us take time for granted and presume that seconds are just, well, seconds. For some applications in science and technology, however, being precise down to the millisecond can make a world of difference. For that kind of precision, atomic clocks are the name of the game and the NIST's in-development clock has a beating hart so small that a coffee bean would stand tall beside it.

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Amazon announces the Echo Wall Clock because honestly why not

Amazon announces the Echo Wall Clock because honestly why not

Apparently Amazon wasn't kidding when it said it had a lot of new products to show off today. Unquestionably one of the quirkiest reveals of the day is the Echo Wall Clock. While it may not function as a standalone Echo speaker, it'll interact with your IoT setup in ways that no traditional wall clock can, that's for sure.

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The 10,000 Year Clock that Jeff Bezos is funding is being installed

The 10,000 Year Clock that Jeff Bezos is funding is being installed

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has begun the installation of his 10,000 Year Clock, where each tick happens just once a year. The project had begun drilling at its mountain installation site in Texas back in 2009, though it's only now that the 500 foot high clock has begun to be fitted into place.

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iHome iGV1 puts the Google Assistant in a nightstand clock

iHome iGV1 puts the Google Assistant in a nightstand clock

One of the most useful spots for a smart speaker is arguably next to your bed, and that's where the iHome iGV1 wants to be plugged in. Packaging the Google Assistant into an alarm clock body, it's designed to replace your existing clock-radio with a much smarter version that gives control over your connected home before you've even lifted your head off the pillow.

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2016 will get an extra second to keep precision time devices precise

2016 will get an extra second to keep precision time devices precise

I'd wager that we are all familiar with the leap year, this is the year when February gets an extra day. Some will be familiar with a similar concept called the leap second and the last time a leap second was added to the clock as June 30, 2015. 2016 will get a leap second to keep precision clocks that precisely track time accurate. This leap second will come at the end of 2016.

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Scientists create hyper-accurate single-ion ytterbium clock

Scientists create hyper-accurate single-ion ytterbium clock

Have you ever had a clock that runs a little fast, or a little slow? Well, technically speaking, every single timepiece you've ever owned is off, at least by a little bit. Time is actually such a strange thing that scientists are always searching for a new way to make a more accurate clock. And today, they have reached a level of precision that has been little more than a theory since the early 1980's.

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This clock needs your finger to touch it

This clock needs your finger to touch it

There's a circular clock out there in the wild today that uses an array of lights and your finger to display the time. It goes by the name Shadowplay, and we wouldn't at all be surprised if some big-name manufacturer ripped the design off from the fine folks at BreadedEscalope before the end of next year. Expect this piece of art to be popping up in a store near you before you can say "where can I buy that." For now, it is just as you see it - a single, wall-mounted piece of artwork not meant for mass production.

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New atomic clock doesn’t lose a second for 15 billion years

New atomic clock doesn’t lose a second for 15 billion years

Physicists have invented a new atomic clock that is the most accurate clock ever invented. According to the team of scientists that have worked on the clock, it won't gain or lose a second over 15 billion years. The record setting timepiece is an optical lattice clock that uses strontium atoms and is three times more accurate than the clock that held the previous record.

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