Tag Archive: Announces


AT&T announces new international Passport plans starting at $60

Passport Gold and Silver are being replaced with AT&T Passport 1GB and 3GB.

If you’ve ever traveled abroad and are an AT&T customer, you’ve probably ordered a Passport package before. AT&T Passport is the carrier’s program for offering international coverage while out of the country, and today it’s receiving a sizeable upgrade with plans that offer even more data and better value.

AT&T’s Passport Silver and Gold plans are gone and have been replaced by Passport 1GB  [Read More…]

Synaptics announces world’s first in-display fingerprint sensor, launching with ‘top 5’ smartphone OEM

Bezels are about to get smaller, and buttons are about to start going away.

One of the leading biometrics technology companies, Synaptics, has announced a big breakthrough in phone authentication: in-display fingerprint sensors. The new “Clear ID FS9500” (catchy name) fingerprint sensor is designed for smartphones with near-bezel-free displays, and provides fingerprint authentication on demand completely within the display panel itself.

The Clear ID FS9500 sensor offers the same type of one-touch authentication we know today, but  [Read More…]

Google announces Android Excellence app collections for this fall

Back in June, Google introduced the Android Excellence program in the Play Store. Curated by Google’s editorial team, Android Experience includes a rotating collection of apps that deliver great design, an engaging user experience, and strong app performance. Well this week, Google has released the latest batch of apps which have been welcomed to the […]

Amazon announces second-gen Echo with better audio, new design, and lower price

Amazon just revealed its second-generation Amazon Echo with newer, better sound and a whole new design.

At a surprise press event on Wednesday Amazon revealed a new and improved Amazon Echo smart speaker. The device features an upgraded audio system and an updated design.

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The second-generation Echo touts immersive sound thanks to an all-new speaker architecture that packs in Dolby processing, a dedicated tweeter, and a 2.5-inch down-firing woofer. It also has Amazon’s second-generation  [Read More…]

Amazon announces $20 Echo Buttons for gaming with Echo

Amazon just revealed a new Echo accessory: a pair of buttons that can be used for gaming with the Amazon Echo.

At a surprise press event on Wednesday Amazon revealed the Echo Button, a light-up, bluetooth-connected accessory that pairs with the company’s Amazon Echo smart speaker.

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You can think of them as buzzers used in a game show — whether you’re playing a trivia game, Jeopardy!, or another game that requires you  [Read More…]

Chuwi announces the Hi9, a budget tablet with some pretty impressive specs

Chuwi is a Chinese manufacturer that’s been trying to get into the US electronics market for a couple years now. Generally more well known for its dual-boot Windows/Android tablet PCs, Chuqi is now setting its sights on the Android Tablet market with the Hi9, an 8.4″ Android tablet that features some pretty powerful internals – […]

Microsoft announces Office 2019, teases new features

As part of its Ignite conference today, Microsoft officially teased the next perpetual Office update, Office 2019.

Microsoft has announced Office 2019, the next perpetual Office update and the follow-up to the most recent release, Office 2016. Due for release in the second half of 2018, Microsoft says that preview versions of the latest Office suite will start rolling out in mid-2018, though it’s unclear when exactly an Android version might be released.

Other than an announcement,  [Read More…]

Niantic wants to help you celebrate the Equinox, announces Double Stardust Pokemon Go event

Niantic wants to help Pokemon Go enthusiasts celebrate the upcoming Equinox, so it is offering players the option to earn some extra goodies soon. So starting from 1 PM PDT / 9 PM BST on September 22 until 1 PM PDT / 9 PM BST on October 2, you’ll be rewarded for every Pokemon catch […]

Nest announces a slew of new products including a connected doorbell

Nest wants to help you keep your own nest secure.

Nest has dipped into home safety before with its carbon monoxide detectors and home-monitoring cameras, but today, it’s upping its game to new levels. The Nest Security event debuted several new products that want to help you keep your home secure and safe. From newer, tougher cameras to a complete home security system, Nest had plenty of eggs hatching onstage, and each has its own purpose.

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Motorola announces Oreo updates: Moto Z and Moto G5 lines, starting this fall

These are the phones Motorola is committing to updating to Android 8.0.

Motorola has had a … mixed history with software updates. On one hand it’s often been super-quick to get the latest version of Android out to some phones, and on the other it has abandoned lower-end phones far sooner than expected. Today, it announced which of its phones will get the update to Android 8.0 Oreo.

Starting “this fall,” Motorola will roll out the Oreo  [Read More…]