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Global Gadget News for 11 Jan 2019

Anker Roav Bolt Google Assistant Car Device

The Gadget Flow - 11 Jan 2019 15:46
Anker Roav Bolt GoogleUse Google Assistant in any car with the Anker Roav Bolt Google Assistant Car Device. Designed for your car, this compact gadget makes it easy to get directions, stream music and make calls without... using your hands. By saying Ok Google, the device activates Google Assistant so you can get help while driving. Likewise, you never have to take your eyes off the road thanks to voice navigation. You can even use Bolt to send messages by simply talking naturally...
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Xiaomi AirDots Pro unabashedlyXiaomi has long been regarded ass copying Apple's designs but it has been making good strides lately in distancing itself from that image. Unfortunately, it may have just fallen back on old habits at... least with one of its accessories. Despite the name, last year's Xiaomi AirDots looked nothing like anything Apple would have made. With the new AirDots Pro, …
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Lyft will soon let users rentLyft has teamed with Segwey-Ninebot to add more scooters to its shared fleet, the company has announced. The new partnership will bring more durable shared electric scooters to Lyft via... Segwey-Ninebot, which introduced its new Model Max scooter earlier this month. The Model Max is designed specifically for services like Lyft and Lime. Lyft kicked off its rentable scooter business …
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Hyatt's new bug bounty programHyatt Hotels has launched a new public bug bounty program seeking vulnerability reports that’ll identify and squash issues before they arise. The new program comes amid Marriott’s ongoing... investigation into a major hack that exposed customer data, including passport numbers. Hyatt has previously faced its own security breaches, including the presence of malware on its payment system, which was disclosed …
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Microsoft Refuses to AnswerMicrosoft's Bing search engine is facing heat for reportedly including images of child pornography in its search results. The issued was described on Thursday by TechCrunch, which said it commissioned... a study on the images propagated by Bing from AntiToxin Technologies, an Israeli startup focused on online safety, in...
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Chromecast Audio is officiallyEarlier this week, a Reddit post claimed that Google Support had confirmed plans to discontinue Chromecast Audio. The poster reported that they’d ordered a Chromecast Audio for Christmas, but that... it had been cancelled by Google with discontinuation as the reason. That was an unofficial claim, but things changed today with confirmation from Google that Chromecast Audio is officially over. …
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The 2019 iPhone could haveThe 2019 iPhone may not have 5G, but Apple could instead adopt another cutting-edge wireless technology for its flagship smartphones. Although the next-generation iPhones are still several quarters... away – and Apple remains at the center of controversy around whether its handsets are too expensive – rumors about the specifications of the 2019 iPhones have already begun. Chatter earlier today …
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Red Dead Redemption 2 justBack in November, Rockstar launched a beta test for Red Dead Online, the online component of Red Dead Redemption 2. That beta has been chugging along ever since as Rockstar continues to tweak it, but... now it’s received one of the biggest updates yet. Rockstar has updated Red Dead Online to include a new battle royale mode called Gun Rush, …
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Congresswoman AlexandriaHouse Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) won the race for New York's 14th congressional district by leading with her democratic socialist politics and running on a progressive platform... advocating for an increased marginal tax rate on the wealthy and universal healthcare. Much to the surprise of her new...
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The New York Times is expanding its slate of audio programming to Alexa, with dedicated daily news briefings, quizzes and arts and travel coverage. On weekdays, the paper will offer a news briefing... hosted by The Daily's Michael Barbaro. Once you've a...
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Gaze Into the Giant StormForget Bad Winter, a season of Boring Winter is upon us. At least, if you live in the Northeast U.S. Head on over to the North Pacific, and it's a different story.
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The Warner Bros. Minecraft movie has a new director... again. Variety reports that Peter Sollett is now on board to write and direct the long-awaited movie, which was at one point supposed to be... released in May of this year. However, production has h...
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This Sad Booth Is a MetaphorThe Consumer Electronics Show is typically an assault on your senses. There are flashing lights, blaring speakers, bizarre stunts, and this year, a yacht. Well, the Shenzhen 3iRobotics Co, LTD booth... and a random guy snoozing while sitting upright in crappy chair offered us a perfect metaphor for CES 2019. It was sad,...
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HTC Vive Cosmos up close:Today we’re getting up close and personal with the HTC Vive Cosmos, a VR headset made for the masses. The device itself doesn’t power on – not for the press at the moment, anyway. Instead... we’re forced to only look at the most basic elements at play – the industrial design, and the details we’ve been given by HTC on …
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The First Dumb Meme AccidentWe made it 11 days into 2019 without a meme-inspired accident, but that's all over now. Someone has officially failed the "Bird Box Challenge."
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Meta joins the ranks of failedAugmented Reality headset-maker Meta has shut up shop, as the multi-million dollar startup found itself pinched between a patent lawsuit and an asset selloff. The company first made headlines back in... 2013, with its Meta 1 AR headset promising gesture controlled virtual computing. Crowdfunding for that first-generation headset followed, and then around $73m in Series A and B investments. Meta …
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Everywhere we found AirPlay 2 at CES 2019

Engadget - 11 Jan 2019 22:35
As is tradition, Apple was once again infamously absent at the biggest technology show of the year, CES. The company hasn't actually stayed out of the headlines over the past week, however. Apple... didn't do any announcing of its own, but it was name-c...
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Turn Any Wall Into a TV WithAnker's Nebula Capsule raised the bar for portable projectors, and now, they've taken the guts of that soda can, and put it into a much less expensive home projector.
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Wacom Showed Me the First GoodFields as diverse as video game development, visual effects, and industrial design all rely on 3D software, but the tools used to make it remain firmly stuck in two-dimensions. For the past few years,... Magic Leap's mixed reality goggles have been heralded as the missing link between the digital 3D world and the real...
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AMD Radeon VII benchmarks putAMD made a variety of announcements during CES 2019, but perhaps the most exciting one was that of the Radeon VII. The new GPU, which is built using a 7nm process, is AMD’s answer to NVIDIA’s RTX... 2080, but of course, most of what we know is limited to what AMD has told us so far. When the card was …
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Cat S48c ultra-durable AndroidCat, maker of durable smartphones, has teamed up with Verizon to offer its S48c, a rugged handset designed for use in tough environments. The phone is being offered to Verizon customers under a... two-year contract or for outright purchase, the ideal customer being one who spends time in places where smartphones fear to tread. Construction workers, park rangers, and others …
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8K Association sees Samsung,It may seem like early days for 8K, but TV-makers are keen to get even higher resolution sets on your agenda – and for you to open your wallet – even before many have upgraded to 4K Ultra HD. A... group of the biggest names in TV hardware and display manufacturing – including Samsung and TCL Electronics – have joined …
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Google Gives Up on Its CheapoGoogle's deeply discounted Chromecast Audio dongle is reportedly canceled.
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Google kills its Chromecast Audio dongle

Engadget - 11 Jan 2019 21:35
If you've been thinking about whether to pick up a Chromecast Audio to make your audio setup a little smarter, you should probably make your mind up quickly. Google has confirmed it's discontinuing... the device.
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Galaxy S10: 5 things we'll see on February 20

Slash Gear - 11 Jan 2019 21:07
Galaxy S10: 5 things we'll seeToday we’re talking about expectations for Samsung’s next big event. Based on what we’ve learned over the last few weeks AND what we’ve learned in just the past 24 hours, we’ve got a pretty... interesting list to roll down. The following is all about that February 20th event that’ll reveal the Galaxy S10, first and foremost. 1. Samsung Galaxy S10 …
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