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Vizio’s new Dolby Atmos home theater sound system makes its debut at $500

Your favorite films and shows get even better with these stellar sound bars.

Earlier this year, Vizio announced that it would begin offering Dolby Atmos and Google Chromecast audio support integrated into three new sound bars. While two of the sound bars have yet to see a release, the first has just been made available for order at select retailers such as Best Buy.

The first release from the new line is Vizio’s 5.1.2-Channel Soundbar System. At  [Read More…]

Apple said it makes the most personal mobile OS, which is just absurd

The operating system that won’t let you set Waze as your default map is trying to call itself the most personal operating system. Riiiiiiight…

The yearly Apple Event where we see the new iPhone X-mas announced and Jony Ive reinventing the polygon is here, and it kicked off with the most ridiculous claim we’re likely to see out of Cupertino to date: “iOS isn’t just the most advanced mobile operating system, it’s the most personal.”

Once you’re  [Read More…]

Why adding a screen makes the Lenovo Smart Display so much better

Voice is great, but sometimes you just can’t beat visuals.

Ask anyone who’s used Google Home for any length of time and they’ll tell you this — it’s great. But it could be so much better with a screen. And that’s where the new Lenovo Smart Display comes in. Think Google Home, with a screen. (And an even better audio experience, actually.)

Video, of course, is a big thing. And when you think video, you think YouTube. And the  [Read More…]

This simple Chrome extension makes new tabs gorgeous

Google’s backdrops are great, but Apple’s Aerials are awesome.

We’ve talked about how easy it is to bring Apple TV’s excellent Aerial screensavers to Android TV. It’s also possible to use them as your Mac background. And for everyone else — especially those of the chromeOS variety — it’s also possible to use them as what you see when you fire up a new tab in the world’s best browser.

Here’s how to do it:

Install this Chrome extension.  [Read More…]

OnePlus 6 bootloader vulnerability makes phone comically easy to hack

Flaw allows a modified boot image to load and grant complete admin control to anyone with the know-how.

The OnePlus 6 is a really great phone for not a lot of money. It’s easy to see why anyone would want to buy one, and if you recently pick one up, you need to be aware of a new exploit that could give the right person complete control over your device.

First reported at XDA Developers, president of  [Read More…]

This commercial makes the ASUS ZenFone 5 appear not terrible

At least the commercial is good.

When we were first introduced to the Asus ZenFone 5 at MWC this February, we came away feeling…less than excited. The ZenFone 5 is one of the most shameless iPhone X clones we’ve seen so far in 2018, and to help get your mind off its notch and vertical dual cameras, Asus has created a commercial for the phone that’s actually not terrible.

In fact, it’s pretty great.

After having OK GO  [Read More…]

Facebook Marketplace makes it easier to find a plumber or maid

Starting immediately, Facebook Marketplace seeks to be your one-stop-shop for finding a home service professional. Work directly with contractors, house cleaners, and other types; get a quote or receive help with your latest project.

The post Facebook Marketplace makes it easier to find a plumber or maid appeared first on AndroidGuys.

PayPal support finally makes its way to Samsung Pay

That only took nine months.

In July of 2017, Samsung announced that it was partnering with PayPal so that Samsung Pay users could pay for things using their PayPal balance. This was exciting news for a lot of people, but it unfortunately never came to light. Nine months later, this functionality appears to finally be rolling out.

As Joe Kester noted on Twitter, an update that’s making its way to the Samsung Pay app in the Play  [Read More…]

Google Chrome now makes it dead simple to add emojis in Chrome OS

The shortcut’s also available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

If you own a Chromebook, chances are you’ve been infuriated at one point or another when trying to add an emoji to Twitter, Hangouts, an email, etc. You can technically do so by opening up the on-screen keyboard, but the process is cumbersome and not a great solution by any stretch of the imagination.

However, in the latest version of Chrome Canary, you’ll find a new shortcut that  [Read More…]

Tidal app makes its way to Amazon Fire TV and Android Auto

Available to download right now.

Just a few months after its Android TV app was released, Tidal’s announced a new app for Amazon’s Fire TV platform. You can download it on both the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, and the layout is similar compared to its Android TV counterpart.

The home screen showcases all of the latest Tidal content, and jumping over to My Collection will show you all of your favorite songs, videos, albums, etc.  [Read More…]