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Google Assistant can keep an eye out with Netatmo's cams - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2018-05-30 13:04
Pull up a live feed on your TV with Google Home.

Google's iPhone-to-Android AR doodle experiment is now live for you to play with - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2018-05-30 13:02
Multiple people in AR? Across iOS and Android? Get ready for the future.

Audi E-Tron gets golf-ball-like dimpling, virtual side mirrors - Roadshow

CNET News - Wed, 2018-05-30 12:59
The E-Tron will have a drag coefficient of just 0.28, a very impressive figure for an SUV.

Apple's iOS 11.4 Finally Delivers Messages in iCloud

PCMag News - Wed, 2018-05-30 12:59
Messages in iCloud lets you store all your messages in Apple's cloud storage service to free up space on your phone or tablet and allow for better syncing across devices.

Facebook Execs Grapple With the 'Responsibility' of Facebook

PCMag News - Wed, 2018-05-30 12:59
At the Code Conference, Sheryl Sandberg apologized again for Facebook's late response to the Cambridge Analytica debacle, but said the issue now is making sure it doesn't happen again.

Google Chrome now supports more password-free sign-ins

Engadget - Wed, 2018-05-30 12:51
Google is acting on its promise to banish more passwords. It just released Chrome 67 for the desktop, bringing the Web Authentication standard to what's arguably the most popular browser. As with Firefox, the technology allows password-free sign-in...

Uber tries to win hearts and minds of Brits with sponsored TV show - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2018-05-30 12:50
Amid regulatory troubles, the ride-hailing company is appealing to customers in the UK with a Channel 4 show about Uber journeys.

Snapchat CEO Says Facebook Copied Its Features, But Not Its Values

SlashDot - Wed, 2018-05-30 12:50
Snapchat's CEO, Evan Spiegel, told an industry crowd that he doesn't obsess over Facebook's habit of adapting his social network's ideas. From a report: "I think it bothers my wife more than it bothers me," Spiegel said at the Code Conference Tuesday evening. "Fundamentally, it is important to understand that Snapchat is not just a bunch of features." [...] Referencing Snapchat's most famous feature -- posts vanish after 24 hours -- Spiegel quipped, "Maybe Facebook should copy Snapchat's data retention policies."

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Bang & Olufsen's speakers will work with Airplay 2 and HomePod this fall - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2018-05-30 12:39
B&O's speakers will be able to play music synced with your HomePod.

Project Fi to carry LG V35 ThinQ, LG G7 and Moto G6 - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2018-05-30 12:38
Both LG phones will arrive on Google's Wi-Fi first network in June, while the Moto G6 is available for preorder now.

It's the perfect time to give 'Pokémon Go' another chance

Engadget - Wed, 2018-05-30 12:30
I loved the idea of Pokémon Go when it launched in the summer of 2016. Like so many others, though, I eventually deleted the app due to numerous bugs and the toll it was taking on my smartphone's battery. If you fall into the same camp, but st...

Google Fi adds support for the Moto G6, LG’s G7 and V35 phones

TechCrunch - Wed, 2018-05-30 12:01

Project Fi, Google’s wireless service, is getting support for a number of new phones today. Until now, if you wanted to switch to Fi, the only officially supported phones were Google’s own Pixel and Pixel 2 phones, the Nexus 5X and 6P, as well as the Moto X4 and its Android One variant. Today, Google is adding the Moto G6, as well as LG’s G7 ThinQ and V35 ThinQ phones to this list.

Since Google’s network is a bit different from its competitors, thanks to Fi’s ability to switch between the networks of T-Mobile, Sprint and U.S. Cellular to provide users access to the strongest signal in a given area, the company has always taken a very strict approach as to which phones it officially supported.

If you want to make the switch to Fi, which also recently introduced its own take on its competitors’ flat-rate plans, then the 32GB version of the 5.7-inch Moto G6 is now available for $199 (discounted from $249). The two LG phones will be coming to Fi next month for their standard retail prices of $899 for the V35 and $749 for the G7. While Google isn’t offering any major outright discount for the LG phones, those who pre-order one will get a $50 Fi credit.

It’s worth noting that the V35, LG’s new a 6-inch flagship phone, only launched today and is essentially a G7 with more RAM, a different display and larger battery. The phone was originally rumored to be an AT&T exclusive, but I guess we can put that idea to rest now.

Both the G7 and Moto G6 have generally received favorable reviews. Google also currently offers the Moto X4 for a heavily discounted $249, but that still makes the G6 the most affordable option for Fi. This may create a bit of confusion for potential users, though, as those are quite similar and it’s hard to figure out which one to pick (just like choosing between the G7 and V35). At the same time, though, it’s nice to see Google add more options for its Project Fi customers.

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