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Lilbits: Nova Launcher 7, Windows 11 on Raspberry Pi, and Locast loses lawsuit, stops streaming TV channels

For the past few years an organization called Locast has been allowing folks in select US markets to stream broadcast TV over the internet for a “donation” of $5 or more per month. The company was betting that it could avoid licensing deals with TV networks and sidestep US copyright law by claiming it was […]

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Lilbits: Windows Voice Typing, LG Wing, and Asus PN50 mini PC

Microsoft is rolling out a new preview build of Windows 10 to members of the Windows Insider program, and it brings a bunch of text and character input updates. There’s an improved touch keyboard rolling out to some testers, a new emoji picker for everyone (with a new design and animated GIF support), and Microsoft […]

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JBL’s $250 Link View smart display with Google Assistant goes up for preorder

And then there were two. Just a few days after Lenovo began selling the first smart display featuring Google Assistant, JBL has begun taking preorders for its own veesion. The JBL Link View was first unveiled at CES im January, and it should begin shipping in September. You can preorder one now from JBL’s website […]

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JBL Link Bar crams Android TV and Google Assistant into a soundbar

JBL launched a line of smart speakers with Google Assistant baked in last year. Now the company is going a step further with a new TV soundbar that not only works like a Google Assistant-powered smart speaker. It’s also an Android TV device that brings Google’s media streaming software to your TV. The JBL Link […]

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Google Assistant comes to “smart displays” (smart speakers with touchscreen displays)

Smart speakers are everywhere at the Consumer Electronics Show… but they don’t all look like speakers. Google has announced that its Google Assistant voice service is now a voice-and-visual service and companies including Lenovo, LG, JBL, and Sony are introducing “smart displays” with Google Assistant integration. They’re basically smart speakers that respond to voice commands, […]

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JBL Link speakers with Google Assistant coming soon for $150 and up

Google announced yesterday that third-party smart speakers with Google Assistant features were on the way. But by announcing that Anker, Movoi, and Panasonic were making three of the first, the company sort of made it sound like we might have to wait a while for more to be announced. It turns out we only had […]

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Deals of the Day (6-08-2017)

JBL makes some of the most popular Bluetooth speakers and headphones on the market, and right now the company makes some of the most popular options that also happen to be on sale for up to 80 percent off. A JBL Dads & Grads sale is running from now until mid-afternoon on June 14th. While […]

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Google unveils a gesture-controlled smartwatch using Project Soli radar

Google’s Project Soli is an effort to build a tiny radar system that allows you to interact with gadgets using gestures. For example, you can move your hand toward a device or away from it to flip through menus or scroll through content. Or you can use a virtual dialing gesture. The company introduced Project […]

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JBL’s new noise-cancelling earbuds use USB Type-C for power and sound

Active noise-cancelling headphones can help reduce background noise by sampling ambient noise and adjusting the audio to help drown it out. But in order to do that, headphones or earbuds with noise cancellation features need more power than a traditional set of headphones. That’s why they usually have a battery compartment. JBL’s new Reflect Aware […]