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Microsoft Android iPhone app mirroring Windows 10

Android on your Microsoft Windows desktop? Yes, (beta) hell has frozen over

If all goes to plan and the beta plays out without any major issues, it looks like we'll soon be able to run Android on on our Windows desktop.Well, sort of. Microsoft has rolled out a screen mirroring app for Windows 10 (build 1803 or newer). Per The Verge...
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Amazon acquires Eero, doubles down on smart home (and data collection?)

Eero indicates its data collection policy will remain the same, but with a new owner perhaps anything is possible.In what was a surprise move eero, a mesh network company, was acquired by Amazon yesterday. Much like the Ring video doorbell eero will give Team Bezos further reach into the...
Google VP of Product Management Sundar Pichai. Photo: Engadget.com.

Google+ social network finally shutting down

Google has announced that its shutting down Google+.The ill-fated social network was Google's attempt to take on Facebook. Although initially successfully -- especially among the tech community -- it offered little to differentiate itself. Most users were accustomed to and happy with enough with Facebook, and reluctant to sign...
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With YouTube TV, Google targets not only phones, but our living rooms too

YouTube TV is here in a big way. For $40/month you essentially get a package of channels that would've cost about twice as much in the old days of satellite and cable. Cord cutters looking for a comprehensible lineup of content could do well to place the service on...
Microsoft bets big on tiny computers with Surface Go tablet/laptop.

Microsoft’s new Surface Go tablet targets iPad. But consumers buy mobile devices for apps

There's an app for that. Or is there?In the case of the Surface tablet and its companion Microsoft Store, unfortunately the answer is usually no. And, if by chance, there happens to be an app -- Twitter or Facebook for instance -- it usually isn't as good as its...
Sonos 8.3 - Navigation and Display Improvements

Sonos app gets dark Now Playing screen, improved menus

You've got to hand it to the Sonos team.Despite the crush of competition for whole home audio from heavyweights such as Amazon (Echo), Google (Google Home), and others like Bose, Samsung (speakers plus SmartThings hub) and Heos (by AVR maker Denon) the Santa Barbara speaker company continues to innovate...
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Microsoft Edge browser is here for iOS and Android, but is it worth switching?

Windows 10 fans will likely be pleased. For the rest of us Safari, Chrome and Firefox users it will be business as usual.
Amazon Echo leads smart speaker market with 76% share

Amazon Echo sales show no signs of slowing, smart speakers to be in half U.S. homes by 2022

Amazon. Google. Microsoft. Sonos. And a raft of other up-and-comers.All are making so-called smart speakers. But why?According to TechCrunch a new report out of Juniper Research might just have the answer. The market for smart speakers is exploding... and fast. By 2022, merely five years from now, it's expected...
Microsoft Surface Pro LTE

Microsoft Surface Pro LTE ships December, features 450Mbps downloads

Wi-fi continues to become ever readily available -- especially if you live in a major US city, where a Starbucks is seemingly on every corner. Yet for road warriors that's not good enough. Enter a new version of the Surface Pro tablet/laptop unveiled today at Future Decoded in London.Shipping...