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The Mi Robot vacuum is my favorite Xiaomi product, and now there's a new one

The successor to the Mi Robot vacuum is here, and it brings a host of upgrades.<p>Xiaomi's primarily known for its phones, but the Chinese manufacturer …

Robots

2018 Content Marketing Calendar Template + Trends and Prediction You Need to Know

Content marketing in 2018 is going to hit a new dimension of importance, organization and integration.<p>Smart and savvy marketers know the days of …

HP quietly installs system-slowing spyware on its PCs

Lenovo has only just settled a massive $3.5 million fine for preinstalling adware on laptops without users' consent, and now it seems HP is getting in on the stealth installation action, too. According to numerous reports gathered by <i>Computer World,</i> the brand is deploying a telemetry client on …

Five home automation accessories under $35 that work with Google Home Mini

Now that you've got the cheap controller, it's time to get some things to control.<p>So you've got yourself a shiny new Google Home Mini. Good for you. …

Oculus says high-end ‘Santa Cruz’ wireless VR headset will ship next year to developers

Last year, Oculus gave a brief glimpse of a standalone headset concept called “Santa Cruz.” Today, we’ve learned the headsets are going to be in developers’ hands “next year,” and will work with some new motion-tracked controllers.<p>This headset will not have the giant wire that the Rift sports, nor …

Microsoft Launcher review: A beautiful Android experience

Microsoft's mobile efforts on Android continue to expand with the official rollout of Microsoft Launcher. But it's in preview, so there are bugs to …

Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8 quick look

Samsung’s smartphone range has grown larger, in more ways than one, with the launch of the Galaxy Note 8 yesterday, and at first, the phone looks a lot like the Galaxy S8 family. Samsung has often been criticised for not differentiating the Note series from the Galaxy S series. With the Note 8, at …

T-Mobile's spam call blocking is coming to MetroPCS

Scam ID<p>Back in March, T-Mobile introduced Scam ID and Scam Block, two features that help users avoid annoying robocalls, and now it’s bringing the service to MetroPCS. Starting tomorrow, all MetroPCS users will automatically get Scam ID, the feature that displays a “scam likely” tag above the …

Identity Theft

Volvo will only make electric and hybrid cars starting in 2019

Volvo is done with entirely traditional engines and exclusively gas-powered vehicles, the company announced. By 2019, Volvo group intends to offer only either fully electric or hybrid engines on all new models, making it the first automaker to commit to using only alternative drive trains.<p>The end …

Microsoft’s free Face Swap Android app sounds fun, practical and fairly ‘sophisticated’

Microsoft almost seems more interested in developing, updating and improving apps for Google’s Android these days than its own mobile operating …

Smart devices for the home and the office | ZDNet

Introduction<p>There's been a deluge of home-automation products released in the last couple of years, ranging from smart light bulbs to thermostats and …

Samsung releases SoundAssistant app for improved audio on Galaxy phones

Samsung has launched a new app to allow Samsung Galaxy owners to customize a wealth of audio settings on their devices.<p>Known as SoundAssistant, the app offers “150 steps” of volume adjustment, a floating EQ, mono and stereo balancing, as well as the chance to set individual volumes for different …

Android News

Timbre is a totally free app for editing video and audio

Good audio and video editing tools are somewhat hard to come by on mobile — a sentiment shared by app developer Xeus. The dev was prompted to create the Timbre: Cut, Join, Convert mp3 app after failing to find a “decent” tool for doing the same in the Play Store. And what Xeus has come up with is …

Apps

Google introduces ‘Family Group’ for sharing Photos, Calendar, YouTube TV, and more

Google has increasingly added family friendly functionality in its products. Today, the company is introducing a “Family Group” feature to easily share calendars, photos, notes, and content subscriptions.<p>A family group supports up to six people, with the person designated as the “manager” being …

Google Photos

26 Ways to Develop Your Personal Brand Online and Off

You’re a sales and marketing machine. You’re constantly selling yourself and your ideas. You’re attaching your name to a specific area of expertise …

Slack launches in-message drop-down menus for apps

Slack doesn’t appear to be showing any signs of slowing down when it comes to new users. In January, the team chat app announced it had more than 5 million daily active users and more than 1.5 million paying customers. Faced with a growing number of competitors and seeking to prove doubters wrong, …

Chatbots

The groundbreaking app turning millennials into stock traders is now said to be worth more than $1 billion

The new round of funding is reportedly led by Yuri Milner's investment arm, DST Global, and values the investing app at over $1 billion. That makes it a "unicorn" in Silicon Valley terms.<p>Robinhood declined to comment on the new funding round. Fortune previously reported that the startup was looking …

Venture Capital

Samsung Flow confirms app update to support all Windows 10 PCs

Samsung has now confirmed previous reports that it plans to release a big update to its Samsung Flow Android app. When the update goes live in April, the app will allow users to remotely open any Windows 10-based PC.<p>Currently, the app lets users unlock just one Windows 10 PC, Samsung’s own Galaxy …

Mobile

Google's Keep is now an excellent sidekick to its productivity apps

I love Google Keep for taking notes because it’s flexible, easy to use and has a great home screen widget for Android devices. Now, it’s getting an upgrade that’ll make it useful for creating professional documents.<p>Keep is now integrated into Google Docs, so you can rifle through all your notes and …

Apps

Google launches Meet, a video conferencing app for businesses

As if Google didn’t already offer enough communication apps, it’s just rolled out a new one that you might soon use at work.<p>Meet by Google Hangouts lets G Suite users set up and join HD video meetings. It currently has a Web app and an iOS version, but there’s nothing for Android or even a product …

Apps

Sony's 'Joshua Bell VR Experience' on PSVR is Among the Best VR Video You'll Find on Any Headset

Powered by the PS4, PSVR might not be the most powerful VR platform out there, but the newly released <i>Joshua Bell VR Experience</i> shows that …

Virtual Reality

Google will release Cloud Search for some G Suite customers starting February 14

Google today said that it will begin to release its Cloud Search app — introduced last year as Springboard — for organizations paying for the G Suite Business and Enterprise editions on February 14. When Google first talked about the app, the company said it was only making the app available to …

AdWords

How to Get a Loan to Flip a House | Investopedia

House flipping is at its highest level since 2007, thanks to rising home prices and the increased availability of financing. What’s more, a limited …

Personal Finance

CyberLink PowerDirector now supports 4K video editing, first Android app to do so

It's an understatement to say 4K content and products are on fire at the moment, with every manufacturer hopping on the bandwagon and getting 4K …

Apps

40 of the best Android apps of 2016

This year saw a great crop of new and updated apps to make your Android device more useful, productive and entertaining.<p>We’ve rounded up 40 of the best ones we tested all through 2016 – flip through our list, find your favorites and be sure to let us know which ones you’re rocking on your own …

Apps

Google’s New App Offers Peace of Mind in Emergencies

Following in the footsteps of Facebook, Google is launching an app that allows users to mark themselves as safe in dicey situations.<p>Google released …

Nest Cam now lets you see who's at the door through your Android TV

If you’re the proud owner of a Nest Cam home surveillance system, you may be glad to hear that you can now view your camera feeds directly on your Android TV, with compatibility for Apple TV coming soon.<p>The functionality is baked into a new update that started making its way to the Nest application …

5 portable power packs under $25 that will make sure your phone never dies on you

Some day, somehow, our smartphones will feature batteries that last for days on end without having to be recharged. Today however, you’re lucky if …