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Shield TV gets Amazon Music and 5.1 audio for YouTube with latest update

Google Assistant is also now available in three new countries.

Whether you’ve owned an NVIDIA Shield TV for a while now or are thinking about picking one up as a Christmas present (Pst, it’s on sale for just $ 142 right now) everyone’s favorite Android TV box is about to get even better thanks to the new SHIELD Software Experience 7.2 that’s rolling out to users now.

One of the biggest things included with this update is  [Read More…]

Google Assistant gets a big update in time for Christmas

In anticipation of the Christmas celebrations, Google has updated its Google Assistant with a bunch of useful features that will hopefully make the holiday experience more entertaining.

Perhaps the most notable one is “visual lyrics”. Users will be able to view and learn the words of their favorite Christmas songs on the Google Home Hub’s screen or on any other smart display device they might have around the house. Just say: “Hey Google, play ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ on Google Play  [Read More…]

SwiftKey gets built-in search juice powered by Bing

The Microsoft-owned keyboard now lets you search and share links directly from Bing.

SwiftKey for Android today added a handy new search feature for sharing content from the web without leaving your conversations. Powered by Bing, the feature lets you quickly perform a web search from SwiftKey’s toolbar, then either crop a screenshot of the results or share the link directly with your contacts.

The search function lives in the SwiftKey toolbar and can be accessed by  [Read More…]

This Cyber Monday deal gets you two 4K Amazon Fire TV Sticks for just $60

Add Fire TV Sticks to all your 4K TVs for even less.

When Amazon kicked off its countdown to Black Friday deals, we let you know about a bunch of savings you could make on its range of Fire TV products. The Fire TV Stick 4K fell to just $ 35 — a total steal and its lowest price since release.

For Cyber Monday, however, Amazon has just improved upon that savings by offering two of the  [Read More…]

Microsoft Launcher gets big 5.0 update with Windows Timeline support

It’s Time for Timeline.

Microsoft Launcher’s big update to version 5.0 is now rolling out to everyone on Android, coming a little over a month after first launching for beta testers. This update brings several added tweaks and features, but the biggest addition by far is Windows Timeline integration.

Timeline support has been a long time coming, with Microsoft promising its eventual release earlier this year. Now, when you’re signed into the same Microsoft account on your  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Watch gets discounted in 42mm and 46mm sizes

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch is getting its first significant discount.

Amazon is now offering discounts on both the 42mm and 46mm versions of the Samsung Galaxy Watch. Both are the U.S. versions of the watches that come with a warranty. The 42mm is available in Midnight Black and Rose Gold colors, while the 46mm comes in Silver.

The Galaxy Watch is Samsung’s new flagship smartwatch, offering specs like a 1.15GHz dual-core processor, 768MB of RAM, and 4GB of built-in storage. Both  [Read More…]

Samsung gets simple mesh networking right with the SmartThings Wifi Hub

A good mesh network shouldn’t be hard to set up. Samsung’s SmartThings Wifi meets that challenge, and then some.

A good Wifi network needs to do three things:

It needs to work well. It needs to carry all my bits and bytes to all my devices as quickly as it can, over as large an area as I need it to.

And it needs to be easy to set up, and easy to maintain. Website-based setup screens  [Read More…]

Google Assistant gets new look, additional features on mobile devices

Google on Wednesday introduced a new version of its Google Assistant app for mobile devices. The refreshed client, available for both Android and iPhone, combines voice and touch-based elements to deliver a more intuitive experience that also closely resembles the other apps getting UI overhauls.

Why It Matters

Google Assistant, first introduced with  [Read More…]

Google Home Mini gets a new Aqua color option

Ahead of the grand Pixel 3 unveil, Google announced its Home Mini speaker is getting a new color option in the US. Called Aqua, the new version will become available for purchase from the Google Store and Walmart later this month for $ 50.

However, you should know that the Google Home Mini is often offered for free if bundled with some other more expensive product. For example, right now if you buy an NVIDIA SHIELD TV (without controller) from  [Read More…]

Google finally gets it right with Wear OS 2.0

It’s not perfect yet, but it’s looking like Google finally got their UI right for wearables.

AC Score 4.5

Wear OS, Google’s smartwatch platform has not had an easy life. It’s been blasted and bemoaned for a clunky UI, and its watches — powered by long-outdated chipsets — have fallen further and further and further behind the Apple Watch, in performance, in style, and most  [Read More…]