Lilbits: Single board PCs, under-display cameras, and YouTube angers… everyone

It’s been a few years since Asus launched its first Raspberry Pi-like single-board computer aimed at makers, and the Asus Tinker Board platform hasn’t exactly exploded since then. But the company has made a few updates to the series over the years, with a Tinker Board S, Tinker Board R and Tinker Edge T, and […]

$50 Lenovo Smart Clock Essential is a smart speaker that’s also a clock

Lenovo’s $80 Smart Clock with Google Assistant was already one of the smallest, cheapest smart displays on the market. Now the company has introduced an even cheaper model… except the Lenovo Smart Clock Essential is not so much a smart display as a smart speaker that also has a clock. Coming in September, the $50 […]

Google’s “Interpreter mode” turns your phone into a Babel Fish (real-time voice translation)

Google has added real-time voice translation to Google Assistant for smartphones. Just ask Google to act as your translator or help you speak a language, and it can help you communicate with someone who speaks a different language from you. Google’s “Interpreter mode” could come in handy if you’re ordering food or asking for directions while […]

Hands-on with the Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab (with Google Assistant)

The Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab is an Android tablet that also doubles as a sort of smart display. At first glance, it looks like a funny-shaped Android tablet. But it has a 3-microphone array for far-field voice recognition, and built-in stereo 2 watt speakers so you can hear Google Assistant reply when you’re talking to […]

Report: Google’s Nest WiFi mesh routers will double as smart speakers

Google is holding an event October 15th where the company will officially launch the much-leaked Pixel 4 line of smartphones. But the company could also use the event to introduce other new products… like an update to its Google WiFi line of mesh networking routers. According to a report from 9to5Google, the next version of […]

Google’s Nest Hub Max smart display now available for $229

Google’s second Google Assistant-powered smart display is now available for purchase. The $229 Google Nest Hub Max is bigger (and pricier) than the company’s first model, which launched a year ago. It has a larger display, more powerful speakers, and unlike the original, the Nest Hub Max has a camera for making video calls. The […]