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Google Assistant can now create custom shortcuts to Android app actions

Google Assistant can now create custom shortcuts to Android app actions

Voice-controlled virtual assistants like Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Apple Siri have changed the way many of us interact with our phones, the Web, or even our homes. Whether it's searching for some trivial information, reading a bedtime story, or dimming the lights for movie time, these AI-powered helpers try to make life less stressful by removing the need to physically do things we could just command them to do. Ironically, Google Assistant doesn't offer that convenience on its own turf on Android when it comes to third-party apps. That all changes today as it finally learns how to bring all these apps in line and be at your beck and call.

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Kobo Nia is a new entry-level backlit eReader

Kobo Nia is a new entry-level backlit eReader

Being confined indoors most of the time has resulted in a rise in the consumption of digital content but it isn't just videos and games that have suddenly become even more popular than ever before. Without easy access to libraries and bookstores, bookworms have taken to eBooks to get their fix. And because most people are on tight budgets, Kobo is launching a new no-frills eReader that knows a trick or two to help you read your favorite books wherever, whenever.

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Dungeons & Dragons crew giving away content for coronavirus quarantine

Dungeons & Dragons crew giving away content for coronavirus quarantine

Wizards of the Coast are giving away free Dungeons & Dragons content to all week, daily, for those staying home during our current global pandemic. While we're avoiding this novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in quarantine, "D&D ADVENTURES AWAIT!" Per the official release, "content will be added daily, Monday-Friday. Check back each day for the latest free, downloadable content."

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So you’re stuck working from home… How to handle quarantine

So you’re stuck working from home… How to handle quarantine

Offices are closing, schools are canceling classes, and a whole lot of people used to the 9-5 are finding themselves working from home as the world gets to grips with coronavirus. COVID-19 has emptied businesses and sent employees home, and for many it'll be their first taste of working remotely. Don't worry, though - I've got you covered.

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Clever design is EV’s trick to winning over electric skeptics

Clever design is EV’s trick to winning over electric skeptics

Range, torque, and zero-emissions may be the usual reasons to get excited about electric vehicles, but new packaging options may end up the sleeper factor in getting drivers out of traditional cars and trucks. For years now, "cargo flexibility" has been pretty much about how big your trunk or bed is, and whether the rear seats fold flat. Now, EVs are showing us there's so much more.

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Rocketbook Beacons Review: a unique take on collaboration and planning

Rocketbook Beacons Review: a unique take on collaboration and planning

As a tech-oriented publication, it's only natural that the majority of the products, news, and trends we cover revolve around the latest gadgets and apps that proliferate in the modern world. Some people, however, have found not only some utility but even enjoyment in analog tools and workflows, especially the act of writing on paper or on boards. Rocketbook tries to appeal to this class of people with an important offer. Keep writing down your notes, ideas, diagrams, and mind maps but with the added conveniences of the cloud. The new Rocketbook Beacons are taking that promise and making it available on a larger scale, literally.

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Rocketbook Fusion Review: adding structure to the hybrid notebook

Rocketbook Fusion Review: adding structure to the hybrid notebook

The launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 may have sparked questions on the long-term viability of the product line. The Galaxy Note is largely defined by its S Pen stylus, which may have already peaked at this point. Some, however, are not completely sold on that particular use case and would prefer the more traditional pen and paper method.

For years, the folks over at Rocketbook have been offering a rather unorthodox way to bridge the digital and analog worlds together and with the latest Rocketbook Fusion notebook, it is attempting to appeal to one of the most passionate users of paper notebooks around: organizers and planners.

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Google’s next phone will improve your life

Google’s next phone will improve your life

Supposing you're the sort of person that likes to spend money on a phone, and aren't an iPhone-ONLY sort of consumer, Pixel 4 might change your life. You might have a much-improved sort of life when you start to get the hang of what the device can do for your and your body. It starts at your fingers and works its way up to your brain - it's a feature called Soli.

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Rocketbook Fusion offers a reusable notebook for productivity ninjas

Rocketbook Fusion offers a reusable notebook for productivity ninjas

Recent trends in the productivity space have made pen and paper more popular and more relevant but even analog fans will admit to some shortcomings in non-digital formats. On the other hand, there are also much-defended benefits to jotting some things by hand. The folks at Rocketbook have worked to bridge the analog and digital divide in new, innovative ways and their latest product, the Rocketbook Fusion, takes all of those lessons to create an environment-friendly notebook to appeal to the productivity-loving crowd.

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Louis Vuitton OLED screen bags are sure to grab all kinds of attention

Louis Vuitton OLED screen bags are sure to grab all kinds of attention

If you thought that wearables like smartwatches and bracelets were the pinnacle of fashion and technology, Louis Vuitton would beg to disagree. The luxury fashion brand has just revealed a fusion that will leave you in awe and bewilderment, in both good and bad ways. Presented as part of its 2020 Cruise Collection, this "Canvas of the Future" adds real OLED screens on a duffle bag and a bucket bag which are sure to attract the attention of everyone, including less savory individuals.

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Moto G7 and Motorola One get Digital Wellbeing and Call Screening

Moto G7 and Motorola One get Digital Wellbeing and Call Screening

Google is slowly rolling out features that were previously exclusive to its Pixel phones to more Android brands. It was just reported, though not officially announced, that the Galaxy S10 is getting the impressive but also controversial Google Duplex. Less sensational, however, is Google's apps and services for encouraging a healthy digital lifestyle, like Digital Wellbeing and Call Screening. Those two are continuing their journey to more phones and are now stopping by Motorola's G7 and One series.

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Adobe Creative Cloud users getting ‘color fonts’ free in February

Adobe Creative Cloud users getting ‘color fonts’ free in February

This month the folks at Adobe made a push to bring love to users for Valentine's Day in the form of color fonts. Color fonts are a strange new beast, the likes of which only began to make sense here in this computer-first generation, one in which the letterpress techniques of the past have gone the way of the dodo. They're extinct, and the world is crumbling as a result.

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