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Month: July 2018

Google’s Clock app can now wake you up with Spotify (Updated)

Update, July 31 at 12:00 p.m. ET: Google confirmed to 9to5Google that YouTube Music integration will be added to the Google Clock app in the future. No timeframe was given, however. Original article, July 31 at 11:11 a.m. ET: Most of us use our phones for alarm clocks in the morning, but normal alarm sounds can be so… alarming. If you happen to use the Google Clock app, you’ll be happy to hear that you can now wake up to your favorite tunes on Spotify. That’s right — Google is adding Spotify integration to its Clock app this week. After your phone receives the update, you’ll see a new Spotify tab in the Clock app, right next to the Sounds tab. Swipe over to that tab, and you can select whichever songs or playlists you’d like to wake up to. After switching off your alarm, you’ll have the option to switch the music off for good, or keep listening throughout your day. That sounds pretty handy. The best part? You don’t even need a premium subscription for this to work. Both Spotify premium and free users can wake up to their favorite songs with this new integration. Spotify support will roll out globally this week in the Play Store, and will work on all devices running Android Lollipop and above. This is exciting news for anyone who doesn’t like waking up to...

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Deal: Get a Moto X4 for only $200 (Compatible with Project Fi)

One of the major drawbacks of Google’s incredibly powerful wireless company Project Fi is the very small list of compatible devices. What’s worse, of the devices that Project Fi does accept, there aren’t many cheap ones. However, one of the budget models that Project Fi supports is on sale right now at Newegg for only $200: the Motorola Moto X4. To be clear, this is an unlocked model and will work on any of the “Big Four” carriers in the United States (and a large selection of other carriers worldwide). But while you can find tons of budget devices to work on those carriers, you’re not going to find many phones to use on Project Fi for the $200 price that Newegg is asking. Editor’s Pick Best budget phones with (near) bezel-less displays The smartphone industry is a notoriously fickle beast where bold innovations are just a few fatal steps away from becoming the latest flash-in-the-pan gimmick. Every now and again though, there’s a design quirk that sticks … There are actually two versions of the Motorola Moto X4: a “vanilla” version and an Android One version. The Android One version is available direct from Project Fi if you’re interested in that, but the Newegg sale is for the vanilla version. The Motorola Moto X4 ships with Android 7.1 Nougat, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a Snapdragon 630...

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OnePlus 6 camera review

In our OnePlus 6 review we described the  phone as a possible spiritual successor to the Nexus lineup, because it brings forth a premium experience at a hard-to-beat price. Nexus, and eventually Pixel devices evolved in features, specs, prices, and especially camera quality. Has the OnePlus 6 done the same? OnePlus cameras aren’t typically considered outstanding. These shooters have never been up to par with the best in the industry, and the OnePlus 6 camera no exception. It’s good at being average. You can’t ask for top-tier performance from a phone starting at $529, especially considering how few design compromises it features. Related Articles OnePlus 6 review: the spiritual successor to the Nexus The OnePlus 6 packs improved camera components, but are they enough to satisfy your photo needs? I took the OnePlus 6 for a couple days of camera fun around San Diego. Let’s go over how it fared. Photos have been resized for quicker loading times, but that is the only editing these images have undergone. If you want to pixel peep and analyze the full resolution photos, we have put them in a Google Drive folder for you. OnePlus 6 camera specs Rear cameras: 16MP Sony IMX 519 sensor with 1.22μm pixels ƒ/1.7 aperture OIS/EIS 20MP secondary Sony IMX 376K sensor with 1.0μm pixels Dual LED flash 4K at 30 or 60fps, 1080p at 30 or...

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The first Google Assistant smart displays are here (Update: In stores, but hard to get)

Update, July 31, 2018 (09:22AM EST): The Lenovo Smart Display launched late last week, but it was only available at Now, the Google Assistant-powered smart display has made its way to select retailers — but it’s hard to get your hands on. Best Buy has a listing for both the 10-inch and 8-inch models of the Lenovo Smart Display. The 10-inch model even comes with a free $20 gift card. However, both items are currently out-of-stock, with new units projected to arrive in about two weeks. B&H Photo has the smart displays listed too, but also lists them as out-of-stock. The company expects availability over a month from now. We also know that Costco has the Lenovo Smart Display for sale, even selling the 10-inch model for $50 off. However, you need a Costco membership to purchase the items. As of right now, it looks like your best bet is still to buy directly from Lenovo. But if you can wait a bit, grab that Best Buy deal and get your free $20 gift card. pre-order at best buy pre-order at b&h photo Original Article, July 26, 2018 (01:55PM EST): Back in January, Lenovo brought the first Google Assistant-powered smart display to CES 2018. We got some hands-on time with it, and we thought it was incredibly cool. However, no one’s been able to actually buy a Lenovo Smart Display — but that all...

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Scavenge for rewards in the latest DLC for apocalyptic simulator 60 Seconds!

Tinned food is underrated. When the warning siren goes, and your suburban home is nuked into a radioactive pancake, what else are you going to depend on for sustenance down in the bunker? But if you’ve only got 60 seconds to gather supplies, you’ll have to pocket a lot of canned tomato soup. And everything else you and your family will need to stay alive. Then comes the tough part – spending countless days holed up in your fallout shelter, with only your family and mutant cockroaches for company. At least the cockroaches don’t nag. [Read more] Go to Source...

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