Hands-on with Netatmo’s HomeKit Smart Video Doorbell

Smart doorbells have eluded the HomeKit community since its inception, continuously promised but never delivered. At CES 2019, Netatmo may finally be ready to offer a solution. We took a hands-on look at what the company is calling the world’s first HomeKit-compatible doorbell. 12″ MacBook The Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell has a compact, modern design […]

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TCL is now doing headphones like it does TVs: Decent and cheap

Chances are, you never heard of TCL until the last year or two. In that time, the company has become the fastest-growing and second highest-selling TV manufacturer in the U.S. Announced at CES 2019,  TCL is now attempting to use its formula for success in the TV industry to become a top-selling headphone manufacturer. What […]

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Nanoleaf challenger LaMetric Sky is colorful, compact, and can display live data

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/weather-in-living-room_2.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-536898" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/weather-in-living-room_2-668x343.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="343" /></a></p> <p>Over the past few years, <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/05/nanoleaf-canvas-review-the-funkiest-smart-lights-get-better/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Nanoleaf</a> has become the <a href="https://twitter.com/nanoleaf/status/1080868093818105856" target="_blank" rel="noopener">go-to source</a> for a very particular kind of home decor: wall-mounted LED smart lights. It was only a matter of time before that industry started getting more crowded though, and thus we now have <a href="https://lametric.com/en/sky/overview" target="_blank" rel="noopener">LaMetric Sky</a>, a smaller version of Nanoleaf that further differentiates itself by broadcasting information including social media counts, sales figures, and the weather.<span id="more-536896"></span></p> <p>The LaMetric Sky - which is on view at CES 2019, but hasn't got...

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Google Podcasts for Android Auto is live with latest Google app beta

The last update to Google Podcasts finally added link support in show notes and greatly improved formatting. A major update now makes the audio client compatible with Android Auto on phones and in-car units for optimized media controls while driving. Google Podcasts now appears in Android Auto’s list of media apps. The home view is […]

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New Flyover and indoor maps locations now available in Apple Maps

Apple has today added new locations for its Flyover and indooor maps feature. Flyover shows a 3D representation of the specific area, while indoor maps allows users to find the specific location of a shop inside a mall or airport. While Apple lists these locations on its website (via MacRumors), some aren’t available yet, but […]

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Samsung Joins Apple with Slumping Smartphone Sales

<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com/2019/01/08/samsung-joins-apple-with-slumping-smartphone-sales/">Samsung Joins Apple with Slumping Smartphone Sales</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com">TechnoBuffalo</a>.</p>

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[Update: Google shares network security tips] Internet tricksters hijack Chromecasts to promote PewDiePie

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2019/01/08 3:27pm PST Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/08/internet-tricksters-hijack-chromecasts-to-promote-pewdiepie/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2019/01/08 3:27pm PST</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">In what is totally in no way, shape, or form connected to this story (uh-huh), Google has stepped up and today published a router-config guide of Google Home & Chromecast</span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Screen_Shot_2019_01_02_at_1.03.21_PM.0.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-535841" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Screen_Shot_2019_01_02_at_1.03.21_PM.0-728x395.png" alt="" width="668" height="362" /></a></p> <p>The internet-connected devices in our homes can make life more enjoyable, but they can also provide an in for internet ne'er-do-wells. A pair of jokers has undertaken a campaign of Chromecast hacking ostensibly to warn people...

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9to5Mac Daily: January 8, 2019 [U]

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2019/01/9to5Mac-Daily-01-08-2019.mp3 New episodes of 9to5Mac Daily are recorded every weekday. Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes/Apple […]

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Asus Chromebook Flip C434 is the first Chromebook worth waiting for in 2019

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/DSC00981.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-536547" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/DSC00981-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>The Asus Flip 302 has been a very popular Chromebook, but it's no spring chicken anymore. It's time for something new, and Asus is at CES 2019 to oblige. <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/07/asus-chromebook-flip-c434-succeeds-the-beloved-c302-brings-smaller-bezels-and-intel-8th-gen-processors/">The Chromebook Flip C434</a> is the successor to the 302, and like that laptop, it has a 360-degree hinge so you can fold it over for tablet or tent usage. The specs are slightly improved with 8th gen Core processors and 8GB of RAM, too.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/08/asus-chromebook-flip-c434-is-the-first-chromebook-worth-waiting-for-in-2019/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/08/asus-chromebook-flip-c434-is-the-first-chromebook-worth-waiting-for-in-2019/'>Asus Chromebook Flip C434 is the first Chromebook worth waiting...

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Google Assistant is coming to the Sonos One and Beam, with older models to follow

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Google-Assistant-Update-header.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-536874" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Google-Assistant-Update-header-668x387.png" alt="" width="668" height="387" /></a></p> <p>I think it's fair to say that we've seen some <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/08/the-smart-wi-fi-instant-pot-will-soon-work-with-google-assistant/">questionably useful</a> Google Assistant integrations this CES, and will no doubt see a great many more in the near future. That's why it's a special occasion when a heavily-demanded, long-due integration is announced, as is the case with Google Assistant for the <a href="https://www.blog.google/products/assistant/hey-google-whats-new-assistant-ces-year/">Sonos One and Sonos Beam</a>.<span id="more-536859"></span></p> <p>Integration has been a long time coming - Sonos first announced that it was working on bring Google Assistant to its speakers in 2017.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/08/google-assistant-is-coming-to-the-sonos-one-and-beam-with-older-models-to-follow/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/08/google-assistant-is-coming-to-the-sonos-one-and-beam-with-older-models-to-follow/'>Google...

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Google is rolling out Android Auto support for Podcasts

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/podcasts.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-536880" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/podcasts-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>When Google <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/30/google-big-plans-improve-podcasts-boost-android-listeners/">released the all new Podcasts app</a> (<a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2016/02/03/google-play-musics-podcasts-interface-and-functionality-is-live-for-some-users/">again</a>), many people were surprised its stark lack of features. Many things were missing, like <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/09/21/google-app-v8-22-beta-adds-new-sound-search-widget-prepares-auto-download-podcasts-contributions-page-pixel-stand-promotion-apk-teardown/#Auto-download_and_share_podcasts">auto-downloading</a>, <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/09/17/google-podcasts-cast-support/">Cast support</a>, and Android Auto integration. While many of these things have either trickled in, or are obviously on the to-do list, Google v8.91 is finally checking Auto support off of that list.</p> <p><span id="more-536724"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/screendump-2019-01-08-122845.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-536860" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/screendump-2019-01-08-122845-668x401.png" alt="" width="668" height="401" /></a></p> <p>As you would expect from an Android Auto interface, this looks like most of the...

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