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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 | Via



Apple outs new video ad for Face ID on the iPhone X

Apple has released a new video ad for the iPhone X, and specifically its Face ID biometric feature that replaces the Touch ID fingerprint sensor seen on older iPhones. As you can see, it has a fun gameshow vibe, and it's basically all about a man trying to remember the password he set for an online account. Spoiler alert: he doesn't actually need to remember the password because he has an iPhone X, and, to quote Apple in the ad, "your face is your password" in that case.



Sharp Aquos S2 hands-on review

It's not often we have a Sharp device with us for review. Primarily sold in East Asian markets, these devices are hard to come by elsewhere. So, when Sharp contacted us to review their mostly new AQUOS S2, we couldn't really say no.



NOW TV launches TV Smart Stick With Voice Commands

Look what we've got here, another way to watch our very own Angie's and Will's phone reviews on GSMArena's YouTube channel. Available towards the end of February, NOW TV has announced the NOW TV Smart Stick for £14.99. The NOW TV Smart Stick is Roku powered and now lets you pause live TV on all NOW TV's premium channels including Sky Sports, FOX, Comedy Central and Sky Atlantic. It will also give you access to some of the UK's catch-up services, including BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and All 4, and you can download over 50 apps including YouTube, Sky Store and Vevo. For a full list of...



Nokia 6 starts beta testing of Android 8.0 Oreo

After Nokia 5, the Nokia 6 has entered Beta Labs to test drive the Android 8.0 Oreo update. To get it, you need to sign up for Beta Labs, it's not yet publicly available. This will allow HMD to squash any bugs before the software rolls out. The people who sign up are likely to be tech-savvy and aren't afraid of the occasional issue. #Nokia6 is now joining the #AndroidOreo beta. Subscribe to #Nokiamobilebetalabs to get the update and help us to make the official release just right! https://t.co/91uhqstnnm pic.twitter.com/78C0ywtNfa— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) December 19, 2017 If...