Google Home Canada launch set for June 26

Google Home Canada launch set for June 26

  Google has announced that its smart speaker Google Home will arrive in Canada later this month. In a blog post yesterday, the Mountain View, California-based company said the launch is set for June 26. The device will understand both English and French.   Pre-orders for Google Home are currently live at Canadian Google Store and Best Buy Canada – price tag is CAD 180 (around $133). The speaker will also be available through several other third-party retailers, including Bell, Indigo, London Drugs, Rogers, Staples, The Source, Telus, Visions, and Walmart. Source: gsmarena.com

Instant tethering is coming to Chrome OS to make it easier to get online

Instant tethering is coming to Chrome OS to make it easier to get online

For those times when you’re not near a Wi-Fi network, being able to tether to your phone’s data connection can be very useful indeed – provided your phone’s OS, your data plan, and your network provider are all set up to provide tethering of course. The latest Canary (developer) build of Chrome OS has added an “instant tethering” option that makes it easier to get online this way: once you’ve enabled the feature

Siri is about to get friendlier with your other apps

Siri is about to get friendlier with your other apps

With the launch of iOS 10 last year, Apple gave third-party app developers the option to add Siri integration for the first time, though the opportunity was limited to apps in certain categories. With iOS 11, that restriction looks likely to be lifted. As reported by Reuters, Apple will open up Siri to more categories of apps, though you shouldn’t expect to see thousands of extra commands suddenly become available, in the style

First a phone, then smart glasses? Essential’s new patent points to new wearable

First a phone, then smart glasses? Essential’s new patent points to new wearable

While Andy Rubin’s newly unveiled Essential Phone isn’t even out yet, the Android co-founder and his technology startup may already have some big plans in store for their next project. As seen in a patent belonging to Essential, the company appears to be considering dual-lens display smart glasses, according to Patently Apple. Seen in the image below, the smart specs look more like conventional frames similar

Android 7.1.1 update for Nextbit Robin is now available

Android 7.1.1 update for Nextbit Robin is now available

  AndroidNextbitFirmware Updates Over a couple of months after the Android 7.0 Nougat update arrived for the Nextbit Robin, the Andoid 7.1.1 update has been made available for the cloud-focused device. Currently factory images are available, although we expect the OTA rollout will also begin soon. In case you missed, it was announced earlier this year that Nextbit is being acquired by Razer. While sales of the phone and its accessories have stopped, Nextbit promised that it will honor warranties for six more months, as well as keep pushing software/security updates to the handset through February of 2018. Source: gsmarena.com

Windows 10 S, Windows 10 on ARM and Windows 10 IoT

Windows 10 S, Windows 10 on ARM and Windows 10 IoT

Windows RT, Microsoft’s ill-fated attempt to rival the iPad with a version of Windows that ran on ARM chips, made a lot of changes to the familiar OS to move it to a new processor and make the apps that run on it more efficient and secure. Now Microsoft is coming out with two new versions of Windows and dividing those changes between them: Windows 10 S and Windows 10 on ARM. This isn’t about the limitations of using ARM processors

LG 43UD79-B Launched: 42.5-inch 4K IPS with FreeSync

LG 43UD79-B Launched: 42.5-inch 4K IPS with FreeSync

LG is about to launch a new monitor that is one of the most feature-filled monitors on the market once it arrives. Referred to as the 43UD79-B, this 42.5-inch display has a native UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a conventional refresh rate of 60Hz. It features an IPS panel with a non-glare coating, a peak brightness of 350 cd/m2, a contrast ratio of up to 1000:1, and

Intel Announces Q1 2017 Financial Results: Record Quarter

Intel Announces Q1 2017 Financial Results: Record Quarter

Today Intel announced their earnings for Q1 of their 2017 fiscal year, and the results were good. Intel delivered record revenue for the quarter, of $14.8 billion, up from $13.7 billion a year ago. Intel is a company that loves their margins, and they were once again over 60% for the quarter, coming in at 61.8%, which is 2.5 percentage points higher year-over-year. Operating

Nvidia Shield Preview Program will let you test new features before the masses

Nvidia Shield Preview Program will let you test new features before the masses

Want a look at the latest software releases headed to the Nvidia Shield Android TV box – before the general public? Then you’ll want to get signed up for the new Nvidia Shield Preview Program. The company is allowing owners of its Shield TV devices to get a sneak peek at Shield Experience Upgrade software releases by registering for the preview program here and enrolling any Shield devices they want associated with the scheme.

All you ever wanted to know about fog computing

All you ever wanted to know about fog computing

The Internet of Things (IoT) and the cloud are impossible to separate. Only about a third of the data collected by the growing army of sensors is analysed at source, but as the IoT grows, that is going to need to change. “Sensors and the data they create are the next big thing,” says Scott Gnau, CTO of data management platform firm Hortonworks. “Compute can now happen at the sensor level, and not solely in a centralised data

Qualcomm sends out invites for the Snapdragon 660 unveiling

Qualcomm sends out invites for the Snapdragon 660 unveiling

Qualcomm has sent out invites for the Snapdragon 660 unveiling – the rumor mills favorite chipset for premium mid-rangers of late. The 660 will follows in the footsteps of the excellent 652 but will be much closer to the companys flagship chip. It will use an octa-core processor with Kryo 280 cores, the same hardware as the Snapdragon 835. However, the 660 will be built on a 14nm process rather than 10nm. Still, the newest Kirin 960

Google Allo gets chat backups, incognito groups, and link previews as Duo passes 50 million downloads

Google Allo gets chat backups, incognito groups, and link previews as Duo passes 50 million downloads

  GoogleAndroidMobile softwareiOS Google’s Allo messaging app is in the process of receiving some new features today. No, it’s not getting a web-based client, or SMS support of any kind. Not yet, at least. But it does now feature chat backup capabilities, allowing you to store your past chats locally, in the cloud on Google Drive, or both. Next up, group conversations can be had in incognito mode too. Previously, this was only available for one-on-one chats. Incognito mode enables end-to-end encryption and lets you set an expiry time on your messages. Google Assistant and Smart Replies aren’t usable in this mode.…

Top Fidget Spinners You Must Have

Top Fidget Spinners You Must Have

You can find a variety of relief gadgets on GearBest.com for killing time or relieving stress and anxiety. But in terms of toys, 2017 may be the year of the Fidget Spinner, also called Hand Spinner. These dazzling fidget spinners seem to be the biggest toy craze to hit the market lately. People all over the world are keen to play fidget spinner. But do you know which type of fidget spinners is the most popular one in your country, and how to buy it on GearBest.com? Top Fidgets Spinner 1. The cool black Bat hand fidget spinner in GB looks like the Batman logo. It’s…

Fix for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ red tint issue now rolling out in India

Fix for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ red tint issue now rolling out in India

After South Korea and Europe, Samsung has now started rolling out the Galaxy S8/S8+ red tint issue fix in India as well. Weighing in at around 426MB, the update arrives as firmware version XXU1AQDG.   Both S8 as well as the Plus variant are getting the update. It’s worth mentioning that the flagships aren’t yet on sale in India – they’ll will be available for purchase starting May 5, although pre-orders

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DeutscheBank: Anniversary OLED iPhone will be delayed until next year

DeutscheBank: Anniversary OLED iPhone will be delayed until next year

AppleiOSRumors Analysts are becoming increasingly sure that the new OLED iPhone will be delayed – Deutsche Bank joins KGI in predicting that supply shortages of key components will not allow the overhauled iPhone to launch alongside the iPhone 7s. The 7s will be an incremental improvement over the current iPhone 7 without much novelty. The OLED-packing iPhone (aka iPhone 8), is a much bigger upgrade. The OLED screen is just one of the new components, rumors also suggest 3D sensing cameras and brand new 3D touch. We may be saying goodbye to the Home button and screen bezels with this update too.…