Nest is down for the second time in two weeks

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Nest-Down-Hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-528286" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Nest-Down-Hero-728x399.png" alt="" width="668" height="366" /></a></p> <p>Yes, Nest is down again. You'd think that a security camera system that tens of millions of people use would be better at keeping its service up and running, but this is the <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/15/smart-home-halt-nest-many/">second time Nest has gone down</a> in less than two weeks.</p> <p><span id="more-530121"></span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Nest is having issues since 9:14 PM EST. <a href="https://t.co/Se65xCZkC6">https://t.co/Se65xCZkC6</a> RT if it's down for you as well <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Nestdown?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Nestdown</a></p> <p>— DownDetector (@downdetector) <a href="https://twitter.com/downdetector/status/1067602491506868224?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 28, 2018</a></p></blockquote> <p><a href="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js">https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js</a></p> <p>Reports of the outage are widespread.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/27/nest-is-down-for-the-second-time-in-two-weeks/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/27/nest-is-down-for-the-second-time-in-two-weeks/'>Nest is down for...

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PSA: It’s not just you, Nest service is currently down

Nest powers a lot of aspects of the smart home system of millions of users. However, despite generally being fairly reliable, Nest is down for many users at the moment. The best gifts for Android users As noted by Reddit users, DownDetector comments, and members of the 9to5Google team, it seems that Nest service is completely […]

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The days of YouTube annotations will soon be over

Google quietly announced that it would remove YouTube annotations starting January 15, 2019. Google already discontinued the annotations editor in May 2017. If you have videos on YouTube that use annotations, you might want to sit up and pay attention. Google quietly announced that it would stop showing existing video annotations starting January 15, 2019. […]

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Facebook may soon let users block comments containing chosen words and phrases from their timelines

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/nexus2cee_Generic-Facebook-Hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-528102" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/nexus2cee_Generic-Facebook-Hero-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Online harassment has been an issue for about as long as online communication has existed. Facebook is known for taking measures to combat abuse and bullying on its platform, and it seems the social network is working on another feature to that end. You may soon be able to block comments containing specified words, phrases, or emoji from appearing on your timeline.</p> <p><span id="more-530114"></span></p> <p>According to a screen grab shared by Jane Wong on Twitter, the in-development feature would let you choose words, strings of words, and even emoji...

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Scrollable tabstrip ‘in the works’ for Google Chrome, according to engineer

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/chrome-generic-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-522581" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/chrome-generic-hero-728x400.png" alt="" width="668" height="367" /></a></p> <p>I'm generally borderline obsessive about closing Chrome tabs I'm not using, but some people like to test the limits of their RAM by keeping dozens open at any given time. Chrome engineer Peter Kasting has shared some good news for such users: the browser's tabstrip will eventually be scrollable.</p> <p><span id="more-530108"></span></p> <p>Currently, as you continue to open tabs in Chrome, they'll get progressively smaller until only each site's favicon is visible. Open more, and the tabs just shrink further — not a particularly elegant solution.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/27/scrollable-tabstrip-in-the-works-for-google-chrome-according-to-engineer/" class="read-more">Read...

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Three Samsung Galaxy S10 Models Spotted as Release Nears

<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/11/27/three-samsung-galaxy-s10-models-spotted-as-release-nears/">Three Samsung Galaxy S10 Models Spotted as Release Nears</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com">TechnoBuffalo</a>.</p>

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184: Google Pixel Slate review, Fast Pair, Project Dragonfly | 9to5Google Daily

Today we’ve got our review of the Google Pixel Slate, Fast Pair now syncs Bluetooth accessories across Android devices, and Google call for cancellation of Dragonfly. 9to5Google Daily is available on Google Play, iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players. https://9to5google.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/9to5google-daily-1841.mp3 Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750! New […]

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Deal: Boost your reading speed and memory as a SuperLearner

Believe it or not, it’s possible to triple your reading speed and boost your memory, allowing you to learn faster — a lot faster. Whether you want to call these life-hacks or just useful skills, becoming a SuperLearner can have huge benefits. Jonathan Levi’s original SuperLeaner course was one of Udemy’s top-selling courses of all […]

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Chromebooks and Chrome tablets will get an option to show the mobile version of a website

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/DSC00672-1.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-530099" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/DSC00672-1-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>Viewing the full web is one of the great parts of using a Chromebook, but sometimes the full web doesn't feel quite so full - especially if you're exploring it with a touchscreen. Much of the internet remains poorly-optimized for touch, and desktop websites are still, first and foremost, designed for point-and-click experiences. With the launch of the Pixel Slate, Google's senior product manager for Chrome OS, Kan Liu, confirmed to me in an interview that the company is aware that not all websites are going to be a...

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Waymo hires former NTSB chair to be first Chief Safety Officer

Waymo is slated to launch a public self-driving car service in Phoenix sometime in the next two months. Ahead of that, the Alphabet company is hiring both a Chief Safety Officer and a Chief Business Officer. Both positions are firsts for the company and report directly to CEO John Krafcik as Waymo prepares to go […]

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Chrome OS will get virtual desktop (workspace) support… eventually

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/DSC00641-1.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-530086" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/DSC00641-1-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>In the lead-up to <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/11/27/googles-pixel-slate-is-a-hard-first-step-to-realizing-chrome-oss-bright-future/">our Pixel Slate not-review</a>, I had a chance to interview the senior product manager for Chrome OS at Google, Kan Liu. We talked about the larger tablet experience on Chrome OS and where the operating system was headed, when at one point I brought up the question of virtual desktops (also known as workspaces). Liu was aware of Chrome's shortcomings in that respect, and while I acknowledged that the expose feature allows users to keep multiple windows available to them with their preferred tabs...

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Fast Pair learns to share Bluetooth pairing data across your Android devices — and soon Chromebooks, too

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_DSC08871-1.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-458454" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_DSC08871-1-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>With so many phone-makers dropping physical headphone jacks in favor of a Bluetooth-dominated music experience, we're all the more aware of the sacrifices we make going the wireless route. Beyond concerns over latency, battery life, and sound fidelity, it's also important to consider issues with setup; while it's effortless to plug in a pair of wired headphones and immediately get listening, Bluetooth pairing isn't always as straightforward. Last year Google took steps to simplify things <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/31/google-announces-fast-pair-android-6-0-devices-allowing-connect-bluetooth-devices-quickly-easily/">with the introduction of its Fast Pair system</a>, and today we get...

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Fortnite adds in-game gifting option for limited time

Epic Games In the latest Fortnite update, you will be able to buy in-game items and send them as gifts to other players. There are a few limitations, but buying and sending gifts seems to be pretty straightforward. The gifting option comes with the v6.31 update, and will only last for a week. The holiday […]

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