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OnePlus 8T Warp Charge 65 promises a full charge in 39 minutes

OnePlus 8T Warp Charge 65 promises a full charge in 39 minutes

As thin and as powerful we may want our smartphones to be, we are mostly held back by one of its most rigid and most volatile components, the battery. Battery technology has barely moved forward in the past years, leaving manufacturers and engineers to design around it, from trying to improve power efficiency to make charging faster. The latter is what OnePlus is aiming for in the next iteration of its Warp Charge tech, promising to give the OnePlus 8T more than enough juice in just 15 minutes.

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YouTube makes some important changes ahead of Election Day

YouTube makes some important changes ahead of Election Day

YouTube has announced some new additions and changes made to its platform ahead of Election Day, ones that are intended to help users get authoritative information and to prevent meddling with the outcome. Among other things, YouTube has roped in Google's 'How To Vote' feature, which will appear as a prompt when users search for information related to how to vote on YouTube. In addition, and among other things, YouTube is also showing information related to politicians directly on its platform.

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This $30 Ring sensor could be Amazon’s best product today

This $30 Ring sensor could be Amazon’s best product today

Amazon announced a number of new products today, including a redesigned Echo Dot smart speaker, Echo Show 10 smart display, its new Luna cloud gaming service, and more. One of the products that didn't get a mention during its event is a mailbox sensor called, you guessed it, the Ring Mailbox Sensor. The product targets the budget smart home market with its $30 price tag, offering a bit of niche functionality to help keep your mail safe.

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Amazon has a creepiness problem

Amazon has a creepiness problem

Amazon is either brazen, blasé, or oblivious to its privacy reputation, and the result is borderline-creepy products like Ring Always Home Cam and the Echo Show 10. Unveiled today in a product-packed event that was punctuated by monologues about how working-from-home has changed the landscape for what we expect from our devices, on the one hand they're a perhaps logical progression of the smart home devices Amazon has already shown us.

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CrowPi2 Review : STEM education, Minecraft, and Raspberry Pi in a box

CrowPi2 Review : STEM education, Minecraft, and Raspberry Pi in a box

So you've got a kid who wants to learn how computers work. Or you're an individual that likes to fiddle around with electronics and want to make it count with a kit that'll teach you what all the plugging and playing means. That's what this device delivers. That's what CrowPi2 was made for - discovering not only how computer parts fit together and function, but how computer code makes the whole thing run.

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Spotify pens deal to turn some original podcasts into TV shows and movies

Spotify pens deal to turn some original podcasts into TV shows and movies

Spotify has penned a new deal with Chernin Entertainment that will give the chance to nab some original podcasts for new movie and TV projects. The news comes amid the renewed interest in podcasts and the steady rise of original fictional dramas in audio format. Two original Spotify fictional podcasts have already been nabbed for video projects, according to a new report, including one starring Rami Malek of Mr. Robot fame.

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Fire TV Stick Lite kicks smart TV down to $30

Fire TV Stick Lite kicks smart TV down to $30

It's difficult to deny the value proposition that is the Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite. It's a smart TV stick that plugs in to your television via an HDMI port to deliver smart TV content. That includes access to free video apps like YouTube, and subscription video apps like Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, and Prime Video.

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Amazon’s new Echo Show 10 pans and zooms to follow you

Amazon’s new Echo Show 10 pans and zooms to follow you

During its big product reveal event today, Amazon announced the Echo Show 10, which is unquestionably one of the biggest reveals of the show. The Echo Show 10 comes with a lot of new functionality, but users will have to pay a pretty penny to get it - while smaller Echo Shows can be had for around $100, the new Echo Show is going to set you back a whopping $249.99.

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Ring Always Home Cam is a flying security drone

Ring Always Home Cam is a flying security drone

Amazon just revealed a security camera that can rise up out of its dock and fly around your home. It's called the Ring Always Home Cam, and it can rise up... out of its dock... and fly throughout your home. This is one of a line of new Ring devices revealed today, including a Ring Car Alarm, Ring Car Cam, and Ring Car Connect.

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Eero 6 and Pro 6 revealed with Wi-Fi 6 and prices to compete

Eero 6 and Pro 6 revealed with Wi-Fi 6 and prices to compete

Today Amazon's event dumped a bunch of new products on the public with the smart home at the center of focus. This event revealed the new Eero 6 and Eero Pro 6, the latest in Wi-fi hubs for the Amazon smart home collection. These new Eero devices look a lot like their predecessors - simple, no-nonsense aesthetics.

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New Amazon Echo Dot released with spherical, Nexus Q look, smarter Alexa

New Amazon Echo Dot released with spherical, Nexus Q look, smarter Alexa

There's a new Amazon Echo device with a shape like a lopped-off sphere as of this afternoon. This device was revealed during a special Amazon event in which Amazon's revealed a WHOLE BUNCH of other items. This device has at least two iterations, one with a clock, the other without. UPDATE: And there'll be an Echo Dot Kids Edition with animal faces.

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Fitbit: No OS 5.0 update for these older models

Fitbit: No OS 5.0 update for these older models

Fitbit may have released its latest Sense and Versa 3 wearables recently, but owners with older models like the Versa 2 and Ionic will be out of luck when it comes to the newest Fitbit OS 5.0. The updated software brings with it a new UI, updated navigation with swipe gesture support, and various usability improvements intended to make controlling the smartwatches easier to use while working out.

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