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Guidemaster: Want an Alexa device? Here’s every Amazon Echo, compared

Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) Amazon debuted the original Echo a few years ago, and it raised eyebrows in the tech industry. The Echo is a smart home speaker that houses Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant, an AI helper that helps you complete daily tasks using only your voice. Since its debut, users of all levels of…

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Samsung will reportedly unveil its Galaxy S9 and dual-camera S9+ in January 2018

Following the success of its Galaxy S8 lineup this year, Samsung is now reportedly gearing up to show off the next generation of its flagship phones as soon as January 2018, reports VentureBeat. So, what can you expect from the South Korean giant neat year? The upcoming devices, codenamed Stat 1 and Star 2, will…

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The PC BIOS will be killed off by 2020 as Intel plans move to pure UEFI

Enlarge / The IBM PC XT 5160, the origin of the x86 BIOS. (credit: Veradrive ) Speaking at UEFI Plugfest, a hardware interoperability testing event held by the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Forum earlier this month, Intel announced that by 2020 it was going to phase out the last remaining relics of the PC…

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Review: Google’s Pixel Buds have significant flaws, but I love them anyway

In many ways, Apple’s AirPods feel like a hardware manifestation of iOS’ defining characteristics: simplicity and design, sometimes at the expense of practicality. Google’s Pixel Buds play the same role for Android. They’re powerful, smart, and sometimes a little bit messy. That’s been reflected in reviews so far (yes, writers read other reviews), with reporters…

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Get this Black Friday PC Bundle worth nearly $700 – and pay what you want

That’s what’s on the table with this Black Friday Windows Bundle, featuring 10 apps that’ll fortify, optimize and all-around empower a PC. And if it’s a Black Friday package of apps, we know you’re expecting a huge savings…so how about paying any price you want? Read full post on thenextweb.com

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Google Lens is coming to the Google Assistant in “the coming weeks”

Enlarge (credit: Google) Google will soon be extending the reach of Google Lens, its visual search interface. In a blog post , the company announced Lens would be integrated into the Google Assistant in the coming weeks. The feature is still exclusive to Pixel phones, but now it should be a lot easier to access….