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Marshall Major III Voice keeps the retro design, picks up Google Assistant

Marshall rolls out its first headphones with Google Assistant integration.

What you need to know Major III Voice has Google Assistant built-in, allowing you to play songs, get weather updates, and more with the press of a button. You get 40mm drivers, and 60 hours of listening time on a full charge. You can now pick it up for $ 169.

Marshall is rolling out a new model in its Major III series, dubbed the Major III  [Read More…]

Our top picks for baby monitors

When you put the baby down for a nap, it can be hard not worrying about her every few seconds. Having a quality video baby monitor can help give you peace of mind by letting you check on her without disrupting her sleep. These devices have come along way in the past few years. Many baby monitors like the Infant Optics DXR-8, include night vision, temperature sensors, and two-way communication. We’ve gathered the best options on the market  [Read More…]

YouTube Music picks up automatic download feature for up to 500 songs

Smart downloads will allow you to set a limit lower than 500 if you want to save storage space.

What you need to know Smart downloads is an expansion of Offline Mixtape that will download up to 500 songs for offline playback. It will download music overnight while your phone is charging and on Wi-Fi. If you’re worried about storage space you can adjust how many songs it will download.

The YouTube Music app will soon have  [Read More…]

Google Maps picks up new tools to improve public transit in India

Google Maps now shows live train status for Indian Railways, and local bus times with live traffic.

What you need to know Google Maps is getting three new features aimed at public transit in India. The app will show real-time train status for long-distance trains. Google is leveraging live traffic data to better predict bus travel time in India’s 10 largest cities. You’ll also start seeing mixed-mode commute suggestions that include public transit along with an auto-rickshaw.  [Read More…]

Google Maps picks up speed limits and radar locations in over 40 countries

Google Maps users can now access one of Waze’s best features.

What you need to know Google Maps now shows locations of speed cameras and speed limits. The feature was in limited testing in the U.S., but is now rolling out to 40 countries. If all of this sounds familiar, it’s because Waze already offers a similar feature.

Google Maps is picking up a feature from Waze that lets users view speed limits, locations of speed cameras  [Read More…]

Verizon picks up its first Alcatel phone, the Avalon V

Verizon on Thursday announced it is now offering its first Alcatel smartphone, the Avalon V. This marks the first collaboration between the two, but figures to be the start of a new relationship.

The budget-friendly phone costs just $ 100 outright and features a 5.34-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo and gets power from a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor with 16GB internal storage.

The back of the Alcatel Avalon V houses a 5-megapixel camera  [Read More…]

Want a flagship phone for less? Check out these refurbished picks!

As much as we love playing with and testing the latest and greatest phones here at AC, there is something we can universally agree on that we aren’t fans of — paying full price for flagship devices. If you’re in the market for a quality Android phone but don’t want to spend a thousand dollars, refurbished models offer a great experience at a fraction of what you’d typically spend. Here are our favorite options!

Best camera ever Google Pixel 3  [Read More…]

Want a flagship phone for less? Check out these refurbished picks!

As much as we love playing with and testing the latest and greatest phones here at AC, there is something we can universally agree on that we aren’t fans of — paying full price for flagship devices. If you’re in the market for a quality Android phone but don’t want to spend a thousand dollars, refurbished models offer a great experience at a fraction of what you’d typically spend. Here are our favorite options!

Best camera ever Google Pixel 3  [Read More…]

Google Assistant picks up new Indic languages; Maps integration goes global

You can now talk to Google Assistant in eight Indic languages, and switch between languages on the fly.

Google announced Hindi support for Google Assistant at the start of last year, and since then the search giant has been steadily adding more Indic languages to the mix. Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu were added over the course of 2018, and at Mobile World Congress Google is adding support for four additional Indic languages: Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, and  [Read More…]

The best picks from Spigen for your S10, S10+ & S10e

The future is here. Samsung revealed the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus and S10e models today and Spigen is ready to protect these expensive machines with premium cases. This year, their lineup includes two new additions and all are now ready to order on Amazon. (S10, S10 Plus, S10e – links below)

Galaxy S10 Galaxy S10+ Galaxy S10e

Here’s a look of their two latest, Silicone Fit and their best-seller but with a brand new design, Neo Hybrid.

New  [Read More…]