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Google Assistant speaker and smart display from LG now available to pre-order

During CES 2018, a few OEMs announced their own Google Assistant-powered smart displays that would arrive later in the year to compete against Amazon's Echo Show and Echo Spot, two Amazon Alexa devices that offer visual feedback rather than audio-only. These smart displays have a homescreen with basic info. The display offers a very basic UI with controls like brightness, power, and a mute button accessed by swiping up from the bottom. LG's Google Assistnat Smart Speakers LG, Lenovo, and Sony (among others) are going to market and sell these Google Assistant smart displays....



Just in: vivo V7+ hands-on

vivo might be a relatively new company, but in its eight years of existence, it managed to reach the global Top 5 manufacturer list. A testament to its success is the sponsorship deal with FIFA for the next two World Cup tournaments. Since it is already a big company, it can make bold claims. Its latest phone the vivo V7+ is promises to deliver Greater Selfie due to its 24 MP front cam. We got it in the office to see if the device lives up to the slogan. The first thing you notice with the front camera and is the clarity of selfies. The photos are crisp and full of color in bright...



Counterclockwise: smartwatches are cooler in space than on Earth

The Timex Datalink was co-developed with Microsoft and first launched in 1994. Since then, many astronauts and cosmonauts have used a Datalink. That's so cool, but it seems that for a long time, smartwatches were more popular in space than they were down here on Earth. The Datalink models were fairly limited in what they can do. You can set up many alarms (which the astronauts loved), store text notes and even run basic apps, transferred from a computer. Astronaut James H. Newman (right) wears the Timex Datalink 50 model 70502 on STS-88 Some makers tried watch phones - e.g....



Apple strips the restrictions on purchase of its products outdoor China

Last week, Apple had set buy limit across handful of of its products, such as iPhone and iPad in various countries like the company closed all of its brick-and-mortar stores outdoor China, as the coronavirus spreads globally and forces lockdowns.

It seemed that the purchase limits were imposed like Apple braces for a blow due to the coronavirus’ impact on income because of deliver chain disruptions and weak demand. As for the limits, the manufacturer had limited buy of iPhone and iPad Pro to two units although MacBook Air and Mac mini are limited to five orders per customer. However, the manufacturer has now lifted the purchase limits that was imposed on iPhone, fresh iPad Pro, and fresh MacBook Air in countries outside of China. Apple’s website in the U.S. with no longer has buy restrictions and customers can buy as numerous 2020 iPad Pro, iPhone 11 Pro and 2020 Macbook Air as they want. Even though the restrictions have been lifted, it appears that the manufacturer is not getting a gentle run as far like selling of the newly launched gadgets is considered, mostly due to the fact of the disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Orders placed for the 2020 iPad Pro on the company’s online store displays that the device won’t get delivered before first week of April although few orders will be delivered in the last week of March. But, since there’s are no buy restrictions, it seems that Apple has the situation inside control. via



YU Ace goes official with a big 4,000mAh battery and a small price tag

The budget brand YU is back after months of laying low. The YU Ace will be available exclusively through Flipkart and will costs INR 6,000 ($85/€75) when it launches on September 6. It has specs similar to the Xiaomi Redmi 6A, which will arrive in India the day before. The Ace has a larger battery, however, 4,000mAh worth of power. That should last for quite a while considering the MediaTek MT6739WW chipset features a quad-core Cortex-A53 processor at 1.5GHz. The phone will run Android 8.0 Oreo at launch. There are two versions of the phone - with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage and with...