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Google makes Android Q developer beta available to Pixel phones

Google has released its first official preview of Android Q for developers, making it available in a beta version. This follows the pattern that has emerged with the last few builds of Android where an early look arrives in the first part of the year well ahead of general release.

In an interesting twist, the Android Q beta is being offered up to all three generations of the Pixel phones. Some had anticipated that Google might try to provide the  [Read More…]

CrazyTalk Animator 3 Pro makes animation super simple, and it’s 55% off!

Animation has come a really long way over the years. Not just the Pixar and Dreamworks stuff, but the sort of thing you see in YouTube videos, apps, and games. Quality has drastically improved and so has the means in which we create the animation.

Take, for instance, how long it used to take to create cartoons and animations with Adobe Flash. Today, the tools are much better and we’re able to generate better content faster. CrazyTalk Animator 3 Pro  [Read More…]

Why it makes perfect sense for Amazon to buy Eero

Fast and easy internet access is Amazon’s bread and butter.

Chances are you’ve ordered something from Amazon recently. For some of us, Amazon is the first place to shop because the company makes it so easy to get something from its hands into yours, but even if you’re not a lifetime Amazon Prime customer you have probably ordered a thing or two from the online giant.

But there is also a good chance that you know someone  [Read More…]

Verizon makes amends, offers some discounts to first responders

Just in time for the holidays, Verizon announced it will be offering new discounts for emergency first responders. The promo is available for state and local police, fire, and EMS workers, regardless of whether they are in active duty, retirees, or volunteers.

Eligible parties will be able to save on Verizon Unlimited consumer plans, as the carrier is offering a $ 15 off one line, $ 35 off two lines and $ 40 off three or more lines. Moreover, users  [Read More…]

Chrome OS may be where the Pixelbook finally makes sense.

I’ve owned a lot of laptops over the years. No, really, a lot. There have been at least 50 laptops in my history of using them over the past decade or so. In that vain, I’ve got a new toy in the Allen house. I just bought a Google Pixelbook this weekend. It’s been a long road to get to this clamshell, but there’s been a method and Chrome OS may finally be headed where the Pixelbook makes sense.

Where  [Read More…]

No Man’s Sky The Abyss makes me want to recreate Rapture

The Abyss is the perfect addition for base builders and creatives alike.

Minecraft tends to be the gold standard when it comes to recreating some of our favorite video game cities, but No Man’s Sky’s latest update makes it a whole lot easier to create one of the most iconic locations in gaming: BioShock’s Rapture.

The Abyss, which is a free update for No Man’s Sky that launched today, focuses heavily on aquatic gameplay. As  [Read More…]

Google’s new contract makes 2 years of Android updates mandatory for OEMs

In response to being slapped with a record-breaking fine in the EU this summer, Google is preparing a major change to its business model.

The search giant recently revealed it will start charging a licensing fee for Android device makers that want to deliver handsets pre-installed with popular Google apps like Gmail or Maps.

Now The Verge has managed to obtain a copy of the new contracts that Google will soon start implementing. The documents disclose how much the search  [Read More…]

This new eBay feature makes it easy to sell your phone instantly

Sell what no longer serves you.

eBay just unrolled a new Instant Sell feature that makes it easier to get cash for your old phone without having to worry about any sort of hassle.

Similar to other reseller markets like Gazelle, you’ll need to fill in details about your old device. Things like condition, color, carrier, and storage size all play a part in the quote eBay will give you.

If your phone is eligible for Instant  [Read More…]

Amazon Alexa’s app redesign makes navigating your smart home easier

This is happy. Alexa, do not play Despacito.

With Amazon’s huge lineup of smart devices, all new generations coming out, and new toolkits giving developers even more freedom to experiment, the Alexa voice assistant has firmly entrenched herself as one of the top voice control smart home systems around. The primary way to control Alexa, outside of yelling at her (be nice!), is through the free app. Now that app is getting a face-lift and it’s looking better than  [Read More…]

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…]