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Canary cameras will get AI-based Person Detection feature next year

Canary cameras will get AI-based Person Detection feature next year

Canary has revealed a new feature for its security cameras: "Person Detection." The new ability enables the camera to detect when a person is in the picture, helping device owners better understand the context behind their motion alerts. The feature is most important for pet owners who receive frequent motion alerts due to a cat or dog moving through the room. With Person Detection, you'll know when a human is behind the movements.

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iOS 11.2.1 released: Here’s why you should update now

iOS 11.2.1 released: Here’s why you should update now

Apple has released iOS version 11.2.1, bringing a variety of bug fixes to iPhone and iPad owners. The update is available now, and you probably shouldn't put off installing it. Why? Amid the bug fixes is the solution to one particularly large bug, one that may not affect you at the moment but that could show up to ruin your day at the most inopportune time.

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Google Assistant released for Android Lollipop and Tablets

Google Assistant released for Android Lollipop and Tablets

This week Google released their Google Assistant feature in Android for a wider range of devices than ever before. With this update comes The Google Assistant on Tablets, and The Google Assistant on some Lollipop devices, just as long as they're smartphones and aren't completely bonkers older than dirt. The Google Assistant is spreading to all Androids like a creeping, crawling ooze.

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A costly new phone doesn’t beat a free software update

A costly new phone doesn’t beat a free software update

I bet you'd rather have something for free than have to dish out a rather large pile of cash to get a new phone. I've been on a two-year cycle for the past 7 years or so, and before that I had a non-smart phone - and I had that thing for 3-4 years, without issue. I saw the new phones, I wanted the new phones, but I certainly didn't want to pay for the new phones.

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Google Home Mini update brings back the touch function

Google Home Mini update brings back the touch function

Google has an update for the Google Home Mini that restores its touch functionality, a feature that was stripped away shortly after launch due to a potential issue that some device owners faced. The update is bringing back the functionality, but doing so with a somewhat big change in how it works: rather than tapping the top of the device to give it a command, you'll instead need to long-press the side.

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Pokemon GO Gen 3 Weather brings these 4 big bonuses

Pokemon GO Gen 3 Weather brings these 4 big bonuses

In Pokemon GO today we're having a peek at the first big elemental changes in the game made for Gen 3! Gen 3 Pokemon have come out in a small pack in the game so far - but with this update, they're about to blast out in droves. Today's set of factoids about the impending update to Pokemon GO includes live weather conditions, conditions that'll have a real effect on the game and its Gen 3 contents!

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Pokemon GO Gen 3 releases: Groudon and full list!

Pokemon GO Gen 3 releases: Groudon and full list!

The newest Pokemon in Pokemon GO is Groudon - and along with it, a few more Gen 3 Pokemon to partner up with. That includes "dozens" of new POkemon from the Hoenn region. In the mix are the first three starter Pokemon and their evolved forms. That means Mudkip, Torchic, and Treecko are now in the mix!

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Gmail gets iPhone X support and a big new feature

Gmail gets iPhone X support and a big new feature

Google has finally pushed out a Gmail iOS update that adds support for the iPhone X's beautiful, slightly unusual display. The notch is no longer at odds with the app's interface, which now plays nicely with the "ears" on either side of it. This is the latest of multiple Google app updates that have pushed out iPhone X support, the most recent one before this being Google Maps. iPhone X support isn't the only thing found in this Gmail update, though.

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BLU goes silent

BLU goes silent

This week the folks at BLU Products aren't having a great time dealing with a rather large mishap. They've released a software update for a phone which, in turn, locked up and/or destroyed all information within. That was just the beginning of this nightmare - not only for the company, but for the hundreds or thousands of users who owned that one phone.

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Is Datally by Google necessary?

Is Datally by Google necessary?

Google app Datally was released on November 30th, 2017, to make a big, sweet attempt at helping users understand data use. Right in time, too - just as we're about to destroy Net Neutrality and all of our data bills go irreparably skyward. "Mobile data is expensive for many people around the world," said Google, "And what’s worse, it’s hard to figure out where it all goes."

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Google Maps iOS update adds iPhone X support

Google Maps iOS update adds iPhone X support

Google Maps has received an update on iOS that adds support for the iPhone X's display. With the support comes a better experience for iPhone X users, though all iOS users benefit thanks to some bug fixes tossed into the mix. Google hasn't gone into detail about what those bug fixes pertain to, saying only that they improve the user's ability to find new places and travel to them.

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BLU bricks phones, ignores complaints [UPDATE]

BLU bricks phones, ignores complaints [UPDATE]

An implosion of the midrange Android smartphone company BLU is occurring before our eyes. BLU released a software update this week for its BLU Life One X2 smartphone. That software encrypted said phones and locked out their users, rendering devices useless. That wouldn't be the worst situation in the world of software flubs, but days without comment might well be.

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