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A Google WiFi successor may be coming with a new Qualcomm chip

The Google WiFi router is a must have router in any technology enthusiast's household. Its easy configuration plays a large part in its excellence—you place them in key areas of your home, scan a QR code, and you're set. It supports all major features you'd expect a premium router to have, most notable is an easy-to-use...

Dublin Tech Summit 2018 Round-Up: Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and More

Thousands from across the world descended upon Dublin's Convention Centre on April 18th and 19th for the Dublin Tech Summit. Attendees hope to learn something new about technology and the world around us. There was something for everybody, with topics ranging from Artificial Intelligence to the Internet of Things to even the science behind music...

Google Home Can Control Smart Appliances Throughout Your House, Including Dishwashers, Vacuum Cleaners and More

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the connecting of regular household appliances and other, normal objects to the internet and allowing them to all communicate with each other. Google has been pushing this for a while now, even bringing us an Android-based operating system called "Android Things" for IoT devices. Google is now moving even...

IFTTT Is Now Offering A Free Way For Developers To Publish Applets

Over the last few years, IFTTT has become known for its ever-growing automation that allows users to create and use "applets" linking independent services together. Anyone can create their own applets for personal use (we at XDA love IFTTT for integrating with Slack). IFTTT is also available for Android and iOS devices with many device-specific...

Google announces updates to its Internet of Things (IoT) Platform

Fascination with technological advancements is a facet that we all likely share here at XDA. With each new generation of Android devices, most companies push incremental changes to their hardware line-up. Some, however, take a leap of faith and introduce new devices that test our imaginations to their very limits. One innovation that has captured the...

A Note on Google Assistant’s Fluidity and Speech Recognition

I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with Google Now’s voice commands (or rather Google Assistant as it is now called). I love the idea of what it will be able to do one day, and I love what it can do when it works. If it works. And therein lies the hate. That delay....

Alphabet’s Nest to Permanently “Brick” Revolv Devices

What do you expect when you pay full price of a product and get complete legal possession of a device? Well, it is now yours to do as you please. You can use it yourself, lend it to your friend, give it to your mom, or even destroy it at that moment. That is what it means...

Android Wear Revisited: Perfect Companion for the Internet of Things

From running your smartphone to your kitchen sink, Android has proven to be quite the versatile operating system. Android devices have become ubiquitous throughout the world, yet many consumers are probably unaware of what exactly it is their smart device is running. As Android enthusiasts here at XDA, we know what Android version our devices are...

MediaTek Labs Announces Open-Source IoT Development Platform

The idea behind the "Internet of Things" has captivated our imaginations for many years. How cool would it be to control every appliance in your home without laying a single finger on the device? With the advent of smart home security systems like the Nest Cam, a variety of smart HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) systems,...

An Update on Vinli, a Device to Turn Your Car into a Connected Car

There's been a clear, rising interest in connected cars lately (not to be confused with self-driving cars, which are a bit further along the road). This is especially true when it comes to some major tech companies that are new to the automobile business, such as Google or Apple. New companies are also showing up to...

I/O Summary: Google Cardboard Virtual Reality

One year ago, Google introduced cardboard. Amazingly enough, that was all it took to fire up the Virtual Reality scene on Android, and what began as an open design concept exploded into thousands of apps and dozens of headsets from big and small vendors alike. Now, there are more than 1 million cardboard viewers/handsets -...

On Emerging Markets and The Future of Ecosystems

The smartphone industry is one of the most rewarding businesses out there for the manufactures involved, and while companies like Samsung and LG offer much more than just phones, their smartphones are arguably some of the most important products in their repertoire. Samsung’s S6 unveiling alone raised so much optimism among shareholders that Samsung stock...