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Yes, you can actually use Zoom on a Chromebook!

Zoom is one of, if not the most, popular video calling/chatting/conferencing app around right now as more people adjust to working from home and it is available across just about every platform you can imagine. That’s right, you can even participate in Zoom calls on your Chromebook! I’ll show you two quick and easy ways to get set up for your next work team conference call or BFF virtual happy hour.

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These teleconferencing apps may actually improve meeting today and beyond

It’s easy to make one-on-one video calls, especially with the likes of Google Duo. However, trouble starts cropping up when you need to actually have a teleconference with a myriad of people in on the call. This is more important than ever now that a lot more companies are working from home. There are apps that solve the issue of not having a meeting in person pretty well, and some are better with the various integrations included. Here are the  [Read More…]

Alexa can now play songs on Amazon Music that you actually asked for

Alexa can now play live songs, music in different languages, and more.

What you need to know Alexa now understands what different versions of songs are, including album, live, acoustic, and more. You can also request music in different languages, even music by your favorite artists. Alexa also has a more natural-sounding voice, and some albums will now be introduced by the artist themselves.

Amazon Music users in the U.S. can now ask Alexa far more specific  [Read More…]

Do your headphones actually need Bluetooth 5.0?

Best answer: The short answer is no; Bluetooth 5.0 introduces a handful of improvements to range, data transfer speeds, and power consumption, but it doesn’t affect audio quality at all. You won’t be missing out on much if your headphones use an older Bluetooth standard.

Best true wireless headphones: Jabra Elite 75t ($ 180 at Amazon) Better value: Samsung Galaxy Buds ($ 110 at Amazon) Bluetooth 5.0 brings functional, not aural improvements

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Google wants the next generation of chatbots to be actually funny

She’s called Meena — and she does not meander.

What you need to know The Brain Team at Google Research outlined a new type of chatbot in a paper published earlier this week. Named Meena, this virtual talker was explicitly designed to address chatbots’ seeming inability to understand the broader context of conversations. It can also be funny, sometimes.

Meena, what Google Brain’s research team so callously described as a “multi-turn open-domain chatbot” — she’s got feelings,  [Read More…]

Here are all the products announced at CES 2020 that you can actually buy

CES 2020 has come and gone, and like we see every year, there were two distinct groups of things that were announced — actual products you’ll be able to buy and jaw-dropping concepts that’ll never hit store shelves. Today, we’re focusing on the former of those groups and highlighting all of the products announced at CES 2020 you can buy right now. There’s a lot to go over, so without further ado, let’s dive in.

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Nreal Light is the first set of Mixed Reality glasses actually worth buying

Finally, Mixed Reality is starting to get good enough for people to enjoy at home.

I was a Day One adopter of Google Glass, complete with the four-hour bus ride to NYC for a custom fitting and all of the awkwardness which followed. I immediately saw a future where computing would happen in front of my eyes, instead of down on a screen. I have continued to be incredibly excited by that future. Google lacked the ability  [Read More…]

The Motorola RAZR is the first foldable phone I actually want to buy

I like this more than the Galaxy Fold. There, I said it.

I’ll be honest with you. Up until now, I’ve been pretty lukewarm on the whole foldable phone thing. I think the technology behind phones like the Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X is damn impressive, and I’m ecstatic that these sorts of devices are being made. However, as something I’d go out and spend money on, they’ve missed the mark for me.

Then came the  [Read More…]

Tips for finding a robot vacuum that’s actually good

There are seriously way too many robot vacuums on the market. Here are some tips to help you find one that’s actually good on Black Friday.

Whether you’ve never purchased a robot vacuum before or if it’s been a while, it can be a daunting task choosing from the hundreds of options on the market. With Black Friday around the corner, you’re going to see a ton of these things on sale for what seems like incredible  [Read More…]

Buying a new phone every year is actually kind of crazy

The phone that was great last August is probably still great this August — so is saving a bunch of money.

2019 has shown off some really cool phones. 5G is now officially a thing, screens are now fingerprint sensors, and paint jobs look a lot like magic. The temptation to pick one of them up is pretty strong, especially when we grab our current phone and see how it no longer has that new car smell.  [Read More…]