Google Assistant will soon help you find local professionals depending on exactly what you need

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-11-30-at-11.17.53-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-461687 size-hero-size" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-11-30-at-11.17.53-PM-728x516.png" width="668" height="473" /></a></p> <p>When you're having some sort of issue with your house, chances are that you immediately go to Google to find someone who can take care of the issue if you don't already have a go-to guy saved in your contacts list. However, it's not uncommon to see people with the same general profession specialize in different areas. Thankfully, Google will soon make it easier to figure out who you should call.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/30/google-assistant-will-soon-help-find-local-professionals-depending-exactly-need/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/30/google-assistant-will-soon-help-find-local-professionals-depending-exactly-need/'>Google Assistant will soon help you find local professionals depending on exactly what you...

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HTC posts RUU for unlocked U11’s Android 8.0 Oreo update

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_u11.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-461663" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_u11-728x485.png" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>Hot on the heels of the <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/27/android-8-0-oreo-unlocked-htc-u11-will-arrive-tomorrow-november-27/">U11's Android 8.0 Oreo OTA update</a>, HTC has published the RUU files for it. If you haven't yet received the update or can't install the OTA for whatever reason, you can now flash 8.0 Oreo onto your phone manually.</p> <p><span id="more-461662"></span></p> <p>The RUU is version <b>2.31.617.2 </b>and weighs in at 1.9GB. If you flash it, your phone will be completely reset and you'll have to set your entire phone up again.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/30/htc-posts-ruu-unlocked-u11s-android-8-0-oreo-update/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/30/htc-posts-ruu-unlocked-u11s-android-8-0-oreo-update/'>HTC posts RUU for unlocked U11's Android 8.0 Oreo update</a>...

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[Science goes too far] Furby made into an Alexa-powered eldritch horror

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_re-anmator-furby-1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-461669" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_re-anmator-furby-1-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>For a lot of us kiddos back in the late 90's, Furbies were something of a craze. I know I had at least one of the retrospectively terrifying gadgets—though I'm at a loss to remember why, exactly, I thought it was cool. Whatever my youthful motivations may have been, enterprising hobbyist Zack of howchoo fame has turned our collective childhood memories into an intelligent Lovecraftian abomination. Meet Furlexa. <span id="more-461640"></span></p> <p>[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCOsM-4NEKs?feature=oembed&w=668&h=376]</p> <p>Furlexa is a pseudo-Amazon-Echo running on a Raspberry Pi Zero W and packed inside the salvaged corpse of...

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Google Home Mini is crashing and rebooting for some when playing certain songs at high volume

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-11-30-at-5.36.32-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-461644" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-11-30-at-5.36.32-PM-728x487.png" alt="" width="668" height="447" /></a></p> <p>The Google Home Mini may not be a very powerful speaker, but it's still a speaker that people use to listen to music with. However, some people are having their Home Minis crash and reboot when certain songs are played at too high a volume. We've got a couple of songs that you can try playing to see if your Home Mini is affected.</p> <p><span id="more-461641"></span></p> <p>Basically, people on both reddit and Google Product Forums are complaining that their Home Minis are suddenly crashing and rebooting when certain songs are played...

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Most Wanted: The best tablets and Chromebooks you can buy

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_Most-Wanted-Chromebooks-and-Tablets-Hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-461625" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_Most-Wanted-Chromebooks-and-Tablets-Hero-728x400.png" alt="" width="668" height="367" /></a></p> <p>The giving season is almost upon us, and if you didn't get your holiday shopping done during the sales running from Black Friday to Cyber Monday, then you might want to start now. Thankfully, if someone on your list is interested in a big-screen device for running apps, we're here to help. Here's a nice simple list of our favorite Chromebooks and tablets for your consideration.</p> <p><span id="more-461441"></span></p> <p>These days Chromebooks can run Android apps.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/30/wanted-best-tablets-chromebooks-can-buy/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/30/wanted-best-tablets-chromebooks-can-buy/'>Most Wanted: The best tablets and Chromebooks you can...

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Google Maps for iOS gets update with iPhone X support

Google has today released an update to is iOS Maps app that brings iPhone X support. AirPods Arriving almost a month after the iPhone X arrived in customers hands, the popular Google Maps app has been updated to take advantage of the device’s new 5.8-inch display and giving users a much more pleasant experience. Naturally, […]

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Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” album rolling out on Apple Music & Spotify three weeks after release

Three weeks after hitting iTunes, Taylor Swift’s new album Reputation is starting to roll out on Apple Music. The Verge notes that both Apple Music and Spotify subscribers across the globe are already seeing the album appear on streaming services. 9to5Mac Happy Hour Most new music is distributed on both subscription streaming services as well as digital and physical […]

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SiriusXM Radio for iOS now works with Apple CarPlay

SiriusXM Radio has released an update today to its iOS app with the major new feature being CarPlay support. AirPods While Apple released CarPlay all the way back in 2014, it’s been a long road of incremental adoption and improvements. We’re just now seeing the platform included as an option with most car manufacturers, but […]

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Google reportedly wants to absorb Nest into its hardware division

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/nexus2cee_iq1.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-436395" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/nexus2cee_iq1-728x501.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="460" /></a></p> <p>Nest, maker of home automation and security devices, was <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/01/13/google-buys-smart-thermostat-maker-nest-for-3-2-billion/">purchased by Google in 2014</a> for $3.2 billion in cash. The company remained a Google subsidiary until 2015, when <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/08/10/google-founders-appoint-sundar-pichai-ceo-of-google-form-new-parent-company-alphabet-abc-xyz/">Google restructured and created a parent company for itself</a> called 'Alphabet.' Nest and Google became sister companies under Alphabet, along with other former Google subsidiaries (like <a href="https://waymo.com/">Waymo</a> and <a href="https://x.company/">X</a>).<span id="more-461614"></span></p> <p>A new report from The Wall Street Journal claims that Google wants to absorb Nest into its hardware division, due to increased competition from Amazon.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/30/google-reportedly-wants-absorb-nest-hardware-division/"...

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