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Alexa, have you tried turning it off and on again?

It sucks when technology doesn’t work. Smart speakers and smart assistants are supposed to make our lives easier, right? Often just turning a device off and then turning it back on again can clear up some issues. Resetting your Alexa-enabled Amazon Echo smart speaker is easy. Just follow the steps below and your Alexa speaker will be back up and ready to start taking your commands.

How to factory reset your 1st Gen Echo Speaker (without screens)

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Huawei’s smartphone shipments are increasing again, in spite of Trump ban

Huawei may be in the midst of a resurgence for the first time since Trump administration’s ban.

What you need to know Huawei may be seeing a growth in smartphone shipments again. The first three quarters of the year accounted for total revenues of CNY 610.8 billion ($ 87.5 billion). Revenue grew 24.4% when compared to the same period last year.

Huawei’s Q3 2019 financial results show a company undeterred by U.S. pressure, as it reported a  [Read More…]

CBS and Viacom are back together again as ViacomCBS

The cable and broadcast companies seal the deal and position themselves better against Disney and AT&T.

What you need to know CBS and Viacom were once the same company. Then they split. Now they’re back together. But they’re still way smaller than Netflix and Disney and AT&T.

After all the rumors and wrangling and hand-holding and who knows what go into this sort of thing, CBS and Viacom — once part of the same company but were  [Read More…]

Verizon overhauls unlimited data plans yet again

Just when you thought you had Verizon’s unlimited data plans all figured out, the carrier has to go and shake things up all over. The largest wireless provider in the US now has no less than four new “Unlimited” options. And that’s on top of the “Just Kids” plan.

Announced on Friday, the new plans take effect on August 5; customers can keep their current rate plan if they’d like or switch to the new stuff via the My Verizon  [Read More…]

Samsung finally speaks: The Galaxy Fold is ready to launch (again)

The company may be confident, but it was apparently confident in the first launch too.

What you need to know Samsung is confident it has fixed the Galaxy Fold’s fundamental flaws. Additional improvements in app optimization and software UX have also been made. Foldable phone will see a fresh retail launch in September in “select markets.”

If you can imagine, I reviewed the Galaxy Fold three months ago. And then we all know what happened next; a  [Read More…]

Zombies and plants will yet again clash in Plants vs. Zombies 3

Plants vs. Zombies fans, rejoice!

What you need to know Electronic Arts (EA) has announced that Plants vs. Zombies 3 is in development. While there’s no schedule for when it might release, it’s in pre-alpha right now on Android devices. Access will be going out in waves, so go you can go ahead and install it from the Google Play store.

EA has announced that Plants vs. Zombies 3 is in development right  [Read More…]

Redmi K20 Pro review: Redefining value flagships all over again

The most refined Redmi phone to date packs quite a wallop.

Xiaomi knows how to build a great budget phone. The brand’s entire business model rests on the budget segment, with the Redmi series accounting for a majority of its overall sales. Sure, Xiaomi also caters to the flagship space with the Mi series and the Mi Mix phones, but the Redmi lineup is the brand’s bread and butter.

While Xiaomi has fared incredibly well in the  [Read More…]

Never lose anything again with super cheap Tiles during Prime Day

If you’ve been wanting a Tile tracking device, now is the time.

Amazon is offering some deep discounts on three Tile tracker models right now for Prime Day: Tile Mate, Tile Slim, and Tile Pro. The Prime Day deal is on individual units for each, but Amazon also has a Tile Pro two-pack, Tile Pro two-pack with black and white units, a Tile Mate and Tile Slim four-pack, and Tile Pro four-pack that comes with two black  [Read More…]

U.S. companies can now work with Huawei again — except when they can’t

U.S. companies can sell to Huawei ‘where there is no threat to national security.’

What you need to know The U.S. Commerce Department will begin issuing licenses to American companies that want to do business with Huawei. Licenses will be approved “where there is no threat to national security.” Commerce secretary Wilbur Ross has said the department will continue to protect America’s advanced technologies and no company should trade secrets or IP for access to growing markets.  [Read More…]

Pay close attention to the RCS football as Google tees it up again

Google taking RCS Chat into its own hands and bypassing the carriers will help, but it won’t create a messaging utopia.

You have to wonder a little if Google is afraid of getting messaging right. That’s maybe the only explanation that’s left following its most recent failure to take encrypted messaging seriously, and for the latest lip service paid to RCS — the next generation of sort-of-not-really text messaging that Google’s been pushing for the past couple  [Read More…]