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Android TV update basically turns it all to Google TV

Android TV update basically turns it all to Google TV

The latest update to Android TV basically turns this software into a near-clone of Google TV. The basic differences won't make a massive impact on your life if you're already using an Android TV device - but this latest update will make the transition from one to the other all the easier.

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Smart EQ fortwo edition bluedawn is fully electric

Smart EQ fortwo edition bluedawn is fully electric

Smart has announced a new fully electric automobile that will be launched in Europe called the Smart EQ fortwo edition bluedawn. The vehicle is notable for being fully electric and for having a body and trldlon safety cell in matte velvet blue. The body color is enhanced further, featuring wheels and detachable body parts from BRABUS that are also colored in matte velvet blue or available in high-gloss black.

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Smart electric SUV confirmed – with good and bad news

Smart electric SUV confirmed – with good and bad news

Smart is building an electric SUV, the automaker has confirmed, with the brand best known for its diminutive city car looking to a larger vehicle as it further embraces electrification. The new Smart SUV - as yet unnamed - is likely to be the automaker's biggest model so far, but company execs promise it'll continue with the ethos of packing more into a relatively small footprint.

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Google Assistant smart displays reveal expanded realm of games

Google Assistant smart displays reveal expanded realm of games

Today the folks at Google revealed a set of new interactive games available for Google Assistant-enabled smart displays. This move should be well-appreciated by the smart display gift-receivers this holiday season, as well as those that've had smart display devices sitting on their countertop this year awaiting new projects and/or activities for the deep dark of winter.

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This new Livescribe smart pen does something Apple left out of iPadOS 14

This new Livescribe smart pen does something Apple left out of iPadOS 14

It's been a little while since we last heard from the folks at Livescribe, but today they're back with a new smart pen. Dubbed Symphony, this new pen is unique not only because it can transcribe the notes you take digitally, but because those notes can be paired with audio that was captured at the time you wrote them down.

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Google Sidewalk Labs pulls out of Toronto, COVID-19 to blame

Google Sidewalk Labs pulls out of Toronto, COVID-19 to blame

Just over two years ago, Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs announced they'd be attempting to develop a smart future neighborhood in the area known as Quayside, on Toronto's waterfront. Today it was announced that Sidewalk Labs will no longer be moving forward with the project. The Waterfront Toronto board chair Stephen Diamond released a statement on the subject this afternoon. "Waterfront Toronto has been informed that Sidewalk Labs is withdrawing from our planned redevelopment of Quayside on Toronto's waterfront."

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IKEA Fyrtur smart blinds with assistant support arrive online in the US

IKEA Fyrtur smart blinds with assistant support arrive online in the US

Back in October, IKEA finally launched its Fyrtur smart blinds in the United States, though they weren't available to purchase online. That availability was very limited, however, with the blinds only being available to purchase in some IKEA stores, and only in certain sizes. That has slowly changed and now smart home enthusiasts have noticed that the blinds can be ordered online in the US.

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Flo by Moen Smart Water Detector tells your phone you’ve got a leak

Flo by Moen Smart Water Detector tells your phone you’ve got a leak

The Flo by Moen Smart Water Detector is a standalone sensor that's able to sense the presence of moisture. Once this sensor detects moisture in a place that should be dry, an alert is transmitted. This system can work simply - with just a smartphone app and basic notification. It can also work a bit more smart - sending a notification to the Flo by Moen Smart Water Shutoff device, which would then shut down the source of the water that's likely created the unexpected moisture that was detected by the Smart Water Detector.

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AirPods dominate earbuds market like iPad leads tablets

AirPods dominate earbuds market like iPad leads tablets

With AirPods, Apple has the largest presence in the wearables market today, by a long shot. Unit shipment tracking in the wearables market for Q3 of 2019 showed Apple ahead of the pack, by a long shot. According to the IDC, Apple had 35% of the entire world's wearables market, with the closest competitor coming in with just 14.6% (that's Xiaomi, Samsung was 3rd with 9.8%). It's like Apple created the product to which all other products are compared - which should seem familiar if you've been watching tech news for the past decade.

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Google ADT-3 device revealed with Android 10 for Android TV

Google ADT-3 device revealed with Android 10 for Android TV

Today Google revealed Android 10 on Android TV, a system that'll bring Android TV up to speed with the rest of the Android universe. This update will bring Android API level 29, which in turn will bring on what Google described as "recent performance and security updates made with Android 10." Oh, they've got a brand new Android TV device too, called ADT-3 (don't call it a Nexus!)

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Netflix ‘will no longer be available on this device’ this week

Netflix ‘will no longer be available on this device’ this week

Today we're taking a peek at a list of devices that won't run Netflix by the end of the year 2019. Earlier literature from Netflix suggested that many of these devices would no longer run Netflix as of December 2, 2019. Some of these devices seem to have a big of lag in the cutting of this proverbial cord - but rest assured, they won't work without some hacking by the end of this month.

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Wyze Plug Review: A budget smart plug for dumb appliances

Wyze Plug Review: A budget smart plug for dumb appliances

Wyze, the company that skyrocketed to popularity with its $20 security cameras and solidified its status with an inexpensive home sensor kit and connected light bulb, is back with another smart home device: Wyze Plug. The newly launched Wyze Plug, which was introduced earlier this year, enables users to connect any dumb gadget to their WiFi network, adding it to a wider smart home setup for use with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

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