Anyone who uses cloud services extensively probably has experience with some service they like and use shutting down, leaving them scrambling for a new solution. It happens with small companies as they get absorbed or go out of business and it can happen with giant corporations like Google with its propensity to shutdown services. This kind of situation has leaked over to impact hardware users when Fitbit acquired Pebble last year. Pebble, which relies on the cloud for both basic and advanced features, indicated last December they were planning to keep things running through the end of 2017 while they explored methods to prevent their devices from being bricked when the cloud servers shutdown. An update to address the issue is starting to rollout now for the iOS platform and presumably an Android update is on the way.
Sources “with knowledge of the project” indicate Google is working on a new version of Google Home that will come with built-in Wi-Fi capabilities and the ability to function as part of a mesh network. The move by Google appears to be an attempt to take on the Amazon Echo as a means to blanket a home with Wi-Fi and access to the Google Assistant AI technology.
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Power banks aren’t usually stylish, but OnePlus sells a unit that looks just as good as it charges. Right now the OnePlus Power Bank (10,000mAh) is available at a discount. You can get it for $5.70 less than its usual price.
At their Unpacked event today, highlighted by the official announcement of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Samsung also revealed some new technology to extend the usefulness of the smartphone moving from more of a product to a platform for computing. The new Samsung DeX is a dock that enables users to take their smartphone – the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are the only ones compatible for now – and use it as the hub for a desktop experience complete with monitor, keyboard and mouse.
The Galaxy S8 isn’t the only exciting thing coming from Samsung today. One of the bigger accessories announced with the flagship phones is the Gear 360, an updated version of last year’s smaller Gear 360. Samsung is sticking with the same name, but the second generation model offers some pretty significant improvements.
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There are a lot of companies building Android Wear smartwatches, but it is often a phone manufacturer creating a watch that goes a long with their device lineup. Recently, more traditional watch brands are stepping into the ring with their own versions and Movado has just took the wraps off their upcoming Android Wear smartwatch: the Movado Connect.
The Samsung Gear S3 Classic is a feature-packed and stylish Tizen OS smartwatch that combines a beautiful display with the best of Samsung’s ecosystem. One very noticeable omission, however, was LTE support forcing the user to always have their smartphone nearby in order to have the full software experience. That will soon change as Samsung has just announced a new model of the Gear S3 Classic coming soon with LTE built right in.
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More information about the Galaxy S8 has leaked, yet again. This time it’s about that DeX accessory that was mentioned in the pricing leak a few days ago, so at least the phone itself managed to avoid a camera.
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