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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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TicWatch Pro 3 released with Wear OS and tracking aplenty

TicWatch Pro 3 released with Wear OS and tracking aplenty

Today the folks at Mobvoi revealed the first Wear OS watch to utilize the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 processor platform. The device is called TicWatch Pro 3, and it rolls with a surprisingly robust set of features for its price. This smartwatch works with fitness tracking, health monitoring, "duel-display 2.0" tech, NFC with Google Pay, and a quoted "up to 72 hours use in Smart Mode" battery life.

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Pixel 4a 5G leak exposes the Android we weren’t meant to see yet

Pixel 4a 5G leak exposes the Android we weren’t meant to see yet

Google's Pixel 4a 5G will offer faster connectivity in a familiar phone, and now we know just how familiar to expect it to be. Set to be officially unveiled at Google's "Launch Night In" on September 30 - alongside the Pixel 5, a new Chromecast, a smart speaker, and more - the Pixel 4a 5G could well end up being one of the most affordable ways to put 5G in your pocket.

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Nest Audio, Chromecast with Google TV leaks leave little to imagine

Nest Audio, Chromecast with Google TV leaks leave little to imagine

Google has scheduled an event at the end of the month but, by the time it rolls around, everyone may already know everything it has to say. From the Pixel 5 to the pillow-like new Nest speaker, Google's hardware line up has been leaking left and right. While there's still room for some of the finer details, these pair of leaks for a new Nest product and a new Chromecast pretty much confirm at least how Google's upcoming smart home devices will look on shelves or on your drawer.

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Galaxy Z Fold 2 eSIM finally works with latest update

Galaxy Z Fold 2 eSIM finally works with latest update

With the launch of Samsung's third foldable phone just last week, you might have presumed that, save for a few software improvements, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 is pretty much feature complete. Imagine the surprise, then, of many new owners when they discovered that the phone had one hardware feature they couldn't use at all. Fortunately, Samsung has promised to right that wrong and is finally rolling out a new firmware update that enables the phone's eSIM functionality.

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LG K62, K52, K42 promise performance on a budget and an odd design

LG K62, K52, K42 promise performance on a budget and an odd design

Once upon a time, Nokia and then Samsung held the crown for having a confusing number of similarly named phones. The new Nokia under HMD Global is still catching up while Samsung has opted to go on a diet and now LG seems to be trying to claim the throne. After a near-silent launch of an LG Q31 in South Korea, the phone maker is now announcing three new phones for its budget K series, offering a more up-to-date aesthetic and one strange design, all with prices that might sound like a miracle given today's smartphone prices.

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Lenovo ThinkPads, ThinkStations can now have Ubuntu Linux pre-installed

Lenovo ThinkPads, ThinkStations can now have Ubuntu Linux pre-installed

While the year of the Linux Desktop remains a dream, awareness and adoption of this open source operating system has perhaps never been better. That's partly thanks to companies like Canonical that push Linux not only to businesses but also to consumers. The latter, however, would probably prefer not to have to install Linux themselves on their new laptops or desktops. With the latest fruit of the collaboration between the Ubuntu maker and Lenovo, they won't have to, presuming they're buying a new ThinkPad or ThinkStation.

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