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Philips Hue is getting a redesigned, faster app this month

Philips Hue is getting a redesigned, faster app this month

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Philips will release a revamped iOS and Android app for controlling its Hue smart lights this month. The updated Hue app largely works and is laid out the same as the existing one, but it’s been redesigned to appear a lot more modern — the old app looked like it was made for Android in […]

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Push notifications could get better at targeting us

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I’m deeming this year the year of the push notification solely because of the disaster that was Hawaii’s accidental ballistic missile alert. On this week’s Why’d You Push That Button, Kaitlyn Tiffany and I look into why people turn push notifications on, especially for news. Are they masochists? What makes us turn them off? I […]

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Ballfinger’s beautiful reel-to-reel tape decks are for nostalgia lovers

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Ballfinger is releasing new models of its reel-to-reel tape decks, which will go on sale later in May, as reported by Bloomberg. Ballfinger says its tape decks are designed for professional use and made of high-strength aluminum. All the elements for recording are on the right, playback is on the left, and drive functions are […]

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Linksys’ Xbox One router is now shipping

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Linksys is finally starting to ship its new WRT32XB router, a variant of the company’s existing gaming-focused WRT32X model that’s designed specifically to speed up gaming on an Xbox One. The WRT32XB was originally announced at CES 2018, and it’s virtually identical to the previous model. Instead of only applying the “Killer Prioritization Engine” technology […]

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Microsoft undercuts Apple and Google to offer Windows 10 app developers more money

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Microsoft’s Windows Store has been struggling to attract developers for years now, and Microsoft is now radically overhauling how it takes a revenue cut from app developers. At Microsoft’s Build developers conference this week, the software maker is changing its Microsoft Store policies to allow developers to keep 95 percent of the revenue from their […]

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Uber reveals its latest ‘flying car’ prototype for aerial taxi service

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Uber is showing off its latest “flying car” concept at its second annual Elevate conference in Los Angeles. And, as you can see, it looks more like a drone than a helicopter. The aircraft, which the company hopes to use to launch as an aerial taxi service by 2023, is a mashup of a plane […]

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Netgear Launches the Cable Orbi – A Mesh Wi-Fi System with an Integrated Cable Modem

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Most home networks fall under one of three categories: ISP-supplied gateway (modem and wireless router combo) with optional wireless extenders Discrete modem and a standalone wireless gateway / router (coupled with optional network extenders, or, a Wi-Fi system) Discrete modem, discrete wired router, and switches / access points All three choices have their pros and […]

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Google I/O 2018: all of the news from the keynote

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We gather once again at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California, to check out all the latest that Google has in store for 2018: updates to Android P, Google Assistant, Android TV, Android Auto, AR, and more. Will CEO Sundar Pichai review Android P’s official name? What’s new with the Google Home? Will there […]

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Android P should be about privacy

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Now that iOS and Android are approaching technical maturity, new updates to these operating systems no longer feel revolutionary. The new stuff we get every year is boiling down to smarter notification handling, under-the-hood upgrades, screen notch adaptations, and “borrowing” good ideas from one another. As Google prepares to take the wraps off its next […]

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River Bank is the stackable battery for everything that needs power

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EcoFlow is back with a new battery solution that gets around pesky FAA limits through its new stackable design. The solution starts with a 99Wh main module featuring four Quick Charge USB ports (2x USB-A, 2x USB-C) and a 10W Qi surface letting you charge up to five devices at once. You can then combine […]

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