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Make the Google Assistant more accessible with Action Blocks

Whether you want to set up some simple automations for an elderly family member, help out a friend with cognitive disabilities, or you just want to make an “easy button” for your mom to turn on her smart lights, Google’s Action Blocks are here to the rescue. We’ll show you how to enable the app and quickly create Action Blocks that can serve as useful shortcuts for Google Assistant tasks.

Products used in this guide Easy automator: Google  [Read More…]

Google’s new useful Action Blocks app highlights new accessibility emphasis

Google continues to build out Android’s accessibility features.

What you need to know Google has improved Android’s accessibility apps in respect of Global Accessibility Awareness Day. The pre-existing Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier apps get useful and meaningful updates. The company has also rolled out a new Action Blocks app for reducing day-to-day cognitive load on impaired users.

Google is improving support for Android users with extended accessibility needs this week to acknowledge Global Accessibility Awareness Day. To  [Read More…]

OnePlus 8 Pro hands-on video shows off the 120Hz display in action

YouTuber MKBHD showed off the unannounced phone’s display, while a case covered up the rest of the device.

What you need to know The phone runs 120Hz at with QHD+ 1440p resolution enabled. 240Hz touch sampling is also included in the AMOLED display. The OnePlus 8 Pro had a special case to keep all but the display hidden for the announcement on April 14.

We’ve seen plenty of leaked videos of the upcoming OnePlus 8 Pro showing  [Read More…]

Imint’s new Vidhance algorithms can turn phones into action cameras

The Swedish company’s Vidhance solutions are used by OnePlus, Xiaomi, OPPO, and Vivo.

What you need to know Imint has announced next-gen video enhancement solutions for multi-camera smartphones. The Swedish company is working on bringing action-camera performance to phones with the new Vidhance MCT and Vidhance Super Stabilization technologies. Its Vidhance Selfie Mode uses AI and facial recognition to keep users in the video frame even when they’re moving.

Swedish video technology company Imint today announced its  [Read More…]

Press pause on your apps with Action Launcher’s latest update

From live wallpapers to 2020 Supporter wallpapers, v45 is here to make your phone more festive.

What you need to know Action Launcher v45 is rolling out to users now along with an ActionDash update. Quicktheme now can pull colors from live wallpapers, but there’s a few caveats to keep in mind. New ActionDash integrations allow you to see your usage in a widget or pause apps for the rest of the day. Support 2020 is here  [Read More…]

OPPO’s under-glass selfie camera spotted in action

Under-display cameras are gonna be the next big thing in 2020.

What you need to know Selfie cameras are migrating under the display soon. OEMs like Xiaomi and OPPO have been working to eliminate the notch by moving the front camera and hiding it as part of the display. A live OPPO prototype shows how this would work in practice.

OPPO announced at MWC Shanghai 2019 that it would be bringing its under-display cameras to smartphones in  [Read More…]

Motorola One Action or Pixel 3a? We think one of these is the clear winner

Mid-range champ Google Pixel 3a

$ 399 at Amazon

Pros Unbeatable camera Solid OLED display Polycarbonate body feels sturdy Clean user interface First-in-line for software updates Cons Only 64GB of non-expandable storage

The Pixel 3a will go down in history as one of the most impressive mid-range Android phones of 2019. Google’s ability to offer a flagship-grade camera in such an affordable package is the main draw to the 3a, and when you add that together  [Read More…]

Take $60 off Oclu’s 4K HD action cam with this early Black Friday deal

The GoPro revolutionized the action cam market by allowing everyday adventurers to capture their antics in stunning HD clarity. The only problem is that the GoPro is needlessly expensive, and several competing cams offer the same power and functionality at a fraction of the price.

This Oclu Award-Winning Action Camera, for instance, allows you to record in stunning 4K video and edit footage on the go, and it’s available for over 15% off at just $ 239.99 as part  [Read More…]

Motorola One Action now available in the U.S. for $350 or less

Save $ 50 off the retail price by ordering from Amazon or B&H Photo.

What you need to know The Motorola One Action is now officially available in the U.S. for purchase. It features a GoPro-like ultra-wide-angle camera on the back which can shoot horizontal videos even when held vertically. You can buy it for $ 300 (saving $ 50 on the MSRP) if you pick it up right now from Amazon or B&H Photo.

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See the Mandalorian in action in latest trailer for Disney+ show

“Mandalorian, look outside. They’re waiting for you.”

The Mandalorian is ready to kick some butt and actually say some lines in the latest trailer for the Disney+ show, released Monday.

We could’ve guessed that the titular Mandalorian (played by Pedro Pascal) was going to be a fighter, but this new trailer shows off some of his moves. Werner Herzog’s character hopes that he’s talking to one of the best bounty hunters “in the parsec,” and if the new  [Read More…]