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Which music services are supported on Google Assistant and the Google Nest speakers?

One of the most common uses for all the best smart speakers, like the Google Nest Audio, is as a music device. The Nest speakers are more than just a fancy music device, but it's definitely one of the most used features. For music, you need a service to supply the tunes. You could always send...

WWDC22 Wishlist: 25 features we want Apple to announce for iOS 16

The Worldwide Developers Conference  -- our favorite time of the year -- is right around the corner! For many of us, it's more exciting than the actual iPhone event. Apple will be holding the main keynote of WWDC22 on June 6. There's plenty to expect from this event and even more to wish for. For...

Acer TravelMate P6 (2021) Review: A super-light business laptop

Acer's latest TravelMate P6 is a delightful business laptop. It's lightweight, and it's stylish yet subtle. But as with any Acer PC, you just have to get past the bloatware, which can be done by uninstalling software or installing a clean build of Windows 11. It comes in an a black aluminum-magnesium chassis that weighs in...

OnePlus Nord N20 5G Hands On: Pretty phone with some questionable choices

The OnePlus Nord N20 5G is in the house, and there's a lot to love here for an inexpensive Android phone. The successor to the Snapdragon 690-powered Nord N10 5G, the Nord N20 has a Snapdragon 695 with an improved CPU and the same GPU. Aside from the internal improvements, there's a better camera, a...

POCO F4 GT Hands-On: Real shoulder buttons, great speaker and thermals make for excellent gaming phone

I used to think gaming phones were gimmicks. I'm not talking about the initial batch of pre-iPhone era devices like the Nokia N-Gage or Gizmondo, nor early 2010s-era devices from Sony and Samsung with slide-out controllers. Those devices actually brought something new and different to the mobile market. I am instead referring to the recent...

Google Pixel Watch battery and connectivity details emerge

We've seen quite a bit of the Google Pixel Watch over the past couple of weeks. First, it was a Pixel Watch render, then live photos of the device. Although its appearance may no longer be a mystery, there are still a lot of unanswered questions about the device. If a source is to be...

The REDMAGIC 7 Pro is now available for purchase starting at £679/$799/€799

The REDMAGIC 7 Pro is now available for purchase. The company touts its latest handset as a "beast of a gaming handset" and with good reason. The company has pulled out all of the stops to create what could potentially be one of the best Android phones for gaming. The REDMAGIC 7 Pro not only...

Wristcam makes video calls a reality on your Apple Watch

If you own a Wristcam, you'll be happy to know that you can now make video calls from your Apple Watch. Unfortunately, this operation isn't performed using FaceTime. Instead, you'll have to rely on the Wristcam app, which means both parties will need to have the app installed in order to perform a video call....

Steam now available as Snap package on Linux, with easier installation and sandboxing

The Steam game store has been available on desktop Linux for many years at this point, and with the addition of the Proton compatibility layer for Windows games, it has become an invaluable tool for gaming on Linux. Canonical, the developers of Ubuntu Linux, have now introduced a new way to use Steam on Ubuntu...

Epic Games starts another fight with Google, this time over Bandcamp

Epic Games has spent the past few years in lawsuits and appeals with Apple and Google, after the company tried to work around the revenue cuts that the App Store and Google Play Store take from in-app purchases. The ongoing legal action has primarily been about Fortnite, which is still absent from both stores, but...

New Windows 11 preview removes the watermark as new update preps for RTM

It's that time again. A new Windows 11 Insider Preview build is out, and this time, it's hitting an important milestone. The watermark that identifies the build as a preview has been removed. Specifically, it's Windows 11 build 22610. What it means when the preview watermark goes away This is something that happens with every release cycle....

LineageOS 19 adds support for Poco X3 and three other phones

LineageOS is one of the best custom ROMs available, bringing new versions of Android and a clean software experience to many different phones and tablets. LineageOS 19 officially arrived earlier this week, based on Android 12, and now more devices have been added to the roster. LineageOS 19 launched with a total of 41 supported phones...