Month: July 2019
Anker has a deal on its super-thin Qi wireless charger on Amazon this week, with a coupon code bringing the price of a unit from $18 all the way down to just $10.
For specs, the charger has a 5W Standard charging mode, though, Anker states that because of the “highly efficient components and an advanced chipset,” you’ll see 10% faster charges over other 5W wireless chargers.
Take note, this package is only the pad + USB cable and does not include an AC adapter. You’ll need to supply that yourself.
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OnePlus is shipping out OxygenOS build 9.5.11 to the OnePlus 7 Pro, complete with August security patch.
In addition to the new patch, there are optimizations for Adaptive Brightness and the “sensitiveness” of the touchscreen while gaming.
Full list of changes are below.
- Optimized Adaptive Brightness
- Optimized the sensitiveness of the screen touch while gaming
- Optimized the accidental touches with notification bar in calling
- Updated GMS to 2019.06
- Updated Android security patch to 2019.08
- General bug fixes and improvements
Be on the lookout, 7 Pro owners.
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DISH customers sporting a Hopper, Joey, or Walley can now access Google Assistant, thanks to a software update and the release of a brand new voice remote.
With Assistant in your Hopper box, users can play, pause, fast forward, rewind, and search for content across DISH’s library of live TV and on-demand content. Not only will you be controlling your TV experience, but with Assistant, you’ll have access to the same smart home controls and Google Search results as you would on any other Google Home or similar device.
According to Google, DISH customers with a voice remote and a broadband-connected Hopper (all generations), Joey (all models) or Wally can access the Google Assistant once they receive the software update. New customers and existing DISH customers without a voice remote can visit here to check their eligibility for the new voice remote at no extra cost.
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Samsung pushed out the first of two pre-Note 10 announcements this morning when it unveiled the Galaxy Tab S6. The new tablet from Samsung costs $649 and comes with a set of high-end specs, as well as an S Pen.
For specs, you are looking at a 10.5-inch WQXGA Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB or 8GB RAM, 128GB or 256GB storage (with microSD support), rear dual camera (13MP + 5MP), 8MP front camera, 7040mAh battery (with fast charging), Bluetooth 5.0, in-display fingerprint reader, and 4 speakers tuned by AKG (with Dolby Atmos support).
Outside of the dirty details, Samsung wants this to be an entertainment device that also gets stuff done with the help of their DeX desktop software. You have an S Pen on hand with Bluetooth controls, just like the Note series, plus it magnetically attaches to the S6 to wireless charge. There are … Read the restRead More
SHIELD TV is receiving Software Experience Upgrade 8.0 this morning, based on Android Pie.
As for what’s new, it’s a solid list. Those who update will see an updated Settings menu, enjoy the latest security patches, have access to a Match Content Color Space feature for HDR televisions (automatically switch your display mode to deliver more accurate colors), and will also be first to receive the updated Hulu + Live TV app.
According to NVIDIA, many apps on SHIELD have been upgraded already, including Netflix that now supports Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound for audio up to 640 kbps.
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5G is on the rise in the US, so just like with the 4G LTE rollout of years past, we are seeing a similar trickle out of 5G cities from US carriers. Whether they feature 5G mmW or sub-6 5G tech, there is a good chance 5G is close to your neck of the woods.
Since carriers like Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint only ever announce a couple of 5G areas at a time, we figured you might want a giant list of 5G cities for each, all in one place, that is (hopefully) updated regularly. You’ll find that here.
Verizon 5G Cities
|Atlanta, GA||Minneapolis, MN|
|Chicago, IL||Providence, RI|
|Denver, CO||St. Paul, MN|
|Detroit, MI||Washington, DC|
AT&T 5G Cities
|Atlanta, GA||Nashville, TN|
|Austin, TX||New Orleans, LA|
|Charlotte, NC||Oklahoma City, OK|
|Dallas, TX||Orlando, FL|
|Houston, TX||Raleigh, NC|
Verizon added four new 5G cities to its list today, bringing the total to nine. The new Verizon 5G cities are Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Washington DC.
Like every other Verizon 5G market, these new locations will only have 5G in select areas. This is once again Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband, which is the 5G that doesn’t reach far or through or into buildings well, but it is super fast.
Want specifics on exactly where you’ll find 5G? We’ll leave that to Verizon:
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5G Ultra Wideband service will be concentrated in parts of the following neighborhoods, Downtown, Midtown, and Tech Square, around such landmarks as The Fox Theater, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Mercedes Benz Stadium, Home Depot Backyard, Centennial Olympic Park, Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca Cola, and parts of Renaissance Park.
- Tech Square
5G Ultra Wideband service will be
What, are you the last person on earth not walking around town with wireless earbuds? Oh my, how embarrassing that must be. Fear not, friend, Amazon has a solid deal on Canami wireless earbuds with the help of a coupon code, bringing the usually $52 buds down to just $24.99.
These earbuds feature Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity for syncing with your smart device, a touch button for easy control over music playback and volume, as well as IPX7 water resistance. These shall pair nicely with your workouts and depressing daily commutes in the rain.
To get the savings, add the earbuds to your Amazon cart, then apply the below coupon.
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Detailed by Hulu, “Starting in early August, Hulu + Live TV and our updated UI will be available across a variety of Android TV devices, including Sony’s Android TVs, NVIDIA SHIELD, Xiaomi Mi Box, and Hisense Android TVs.”
Hulu says that in order to get some Live TV action fired up on your Android TV, keep checking this Google Play listing for when it’s compatible with your Android TV device.
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Verizon might have plans to enter the streaming TV arena in the near future. This one slipped by me the other day, but an FCC filing revealed a Verizon “Stream TV” that could be a WiFi streaming box similar to an Android TV unit or AT&T’s various streaming box options for its numerous streaming TV services.
The device (model JS8V) features 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth, HDMI, Dolby Audio, and a controller. And again, it’s called the Verizon “Stream TV.” I mean, the name kind of sells it all, right?
The device is made by Wistron NeWeb, who just so happens to be the same company that makes AT&T’s custom Android TV box. While I haven’t found any definitive proof that this box runs Android TV, we do know that Google is up for customizing Android TV for customers like this who want a tailored experience for their services. Again, AT&T … Read the restRead More