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The best 17-inch laptop bags for gamers, professionals, and photographers

Having trouble with your brick of a laptop? We've rustled up the best 17-inch bags, packs, and cases around to store your desktop-replacement for every type of travel, whether you're a gamer or professional.The post The best 17-inch laptop bags for gamers, professionals, and photographers appeared first on Digital Trends.

Survey says Siri and Google Assistant are the most used voice assistants

A recent survey conducted by Microsoft found that Apple's Siri and Google Assistant tied for the most used voice assistants on the market, with Alexa trailing despite the popularity of smart speakers.The post Survey says Siri and Google Assistant are the most used voice assistants appeared first on Digital Trends.

British telecoms company Vodafone finds backdoors in Huawei equipment

The British telecoms giant Vodafone has disclosed that it found potential backdoors in Huawei equipment used in its systems. This will fuel fears that the Chinese company isn't to be trusted, but Vodafone still backs Huawei.The post British telecoms company Vodafone finds backdoors in Huawei equipment appeared first on Digital Trends.

5G vs. 4G: How will the next generation improve on the last?

As 5G networks begin a slow rollout across the country, we take a look at how the new mobile network technology compares to the last generation. Find out precisely how 5G and 4G differ and what the likely impact will be for most people.The post 5G vs. 4G: How will the next generation improve on the last? appeared first on Digital Trends.

Massdrop rebrands itself as Drop, launches slate of new products

Massdrop wants to have a slightly more memorable name and rebranded itself to simply Drop. Not only that, but the company also launched a series of new products, including new headphones, and a new mechanical keyboard.The post Massdrop rebrands itself as Drop, launches slate of new products appeared first on Digital Trends.

Massdrop rebrands itself as Drop, launches slate of new products

Massdrop wants to have a slightly more memorable name and rebranded itself to simply Drop. Not only that, but the company also launched a series of new products, including new headphones, and a new mechanical keyboard.The post Massdrop rebrands itself as Drop, launches slate of new products appeared first on Digital Trends.

Apple is recalling faulty plug adapters over safety risk

Apple is recalling certain three-prong AC wall plug adapters shipped with Mac and some iOS devices, and also sold as part of the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit. It said that in rare cases it could pose an electric-shock risk.The post Apple is recalling faulty plug adapters over safety risk appeared first on Digital Trends.

Apple is recalling faulty plug adapters over safety risk

Apple is recalling certain three-prong AC wall plug adapters shipped with Mac and some iOS devices, and also sold as part of the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit. It said that in rare cases it could pose an electric-shock risk.The post Apple is recalling faulty plug adapters over safety risk appeared first on Digital Trends.

Intel’s CPU shortage is no longer affecting Microsoft’s sales

As manufacturers pivot to using other processors like AMD in their computers, Microsoft has been able to survive Intel’s CPU shortage just fine and says it is no longer worried about the shortage affecting Windows sales.The post Intel’s CPU shortage is no longer affecting Microsoft’s sales appeared first on Digital Trends.

Microsoft wants to change the world. George Clooney wants to help

Microsoft and The Clooney Foundation for Justice (CFJ) unveiled the TrialWatch app Thursday morning, a new tool in CFJ’s ongoing TrialWatch effort to shine a light on injustice in courts around the globe – which too often are simply barbaric.The post Microsoft wants to change the world. George Clooney wants to help appeared first on Digital Trends.

Leak says Huawei will supply 5G equipment to the U.K., but with a caveat

A leak from the U.K.'s National Security Council says Huawei has been approved to supply certain 5G infrastructure equipment, but not the core components related to secure aspects of the network.The post Leak says Huawei will supply 5G equipment to the U.K., but with a caveat appeared first on Digital Trends.

The creators of the first laundry folding robot are bankrupt

When the Laundroid was first announced almost three years ago, then shown off at last year's CES, it was meet with a fair bit of both intrigue and derision. But now Seven Dreamers, the company behind it, says the company is out of money.The post The creators of the first laundry folding robot are bankrupt appeared first on Digital Trends.

Sidestep banking fees with the nationwide launch of T-Mobile Money

T-Mobile has launched its Money banking service nationwide in the U.S., and it offers an extremely tempting set of features for everyone, including industry-leading interest rates, a powerful app, and no banking fees.The post Sidestep banking fees with the nationwide launch of T-Mobile Money appeared first on Digital Trends.

Intel gives up on 5G modems for smartphones, will focus on other devices

After a delay that saw Intel's manufacture of 5G modems pushed back to 2020, Intel has given up on the 5G modem business, and will focus its efforts elsewhere. But is something else to blame?The post Intel gives up on 5G modems for smartphones, will focus on other devices appeared first on Digital Trends.

Microsoft reveals details of Surface Hub 2S, coming in June at $9,000

The Surface Hub 2 could be the most expensive whiteboard ever made, but it should be a powerful and capable one. With the ability to connect several of the 50-inch displays together, the picture at least, should be gorgeous.The post Microsoft reveals details of Surface Hub 2S, coming in June at $9,000 appeared first on Digital Trends.

Exclusive: The Surface Hub 2S will revolutionize work. Here’s how it was made

Exclusive interviews with the designers, futurists, and visionaries behind the Surface Hub 2 paint a dramatic picture of how Microsoft thinks collaboration will change your office.The post Exclusive: The Surface Hub 2S will revolutionize work. Here’s how it was made appeared first on Digital Trends.

Apple and Qualcomm settle all disputes, reach six-year agreement on chips

Apple and Qualcomm have announced that they have settled all disputes between them around the world -- and not only that, but have also agreed to a six-year agreement for Qualcomm to supply Apple with chips.The post Apple and Qualcomm settle all disputes, reach six-year agreement on chips appeared first on Digital Trends.

Microsoft accelerates carbon reduction plans in new sustainability push

Microsoft wants to accelerate its sustainability goal of becoming a zero-carbon company. To reach those goals, Microsoft is doubling its self-imposed carbon tax to incentivize business divisions in making sustainable choices.The post Microsoft accelerates carbon reduction plans in new sustainability push appeared first on Digital Trends.

LinkedIn: Now you can express love, curiosity, and more with new Reactions

LinkedIn is following in the footsteps of Facebook (three years later!) with the rollout of new reactions that give users more ways to express themselves when responding to posts in their feed.The post LinkedIn: Now you can express love, curiosity, and more with new Reactions appeared first on Digital Trends.

Google and Huawei offer to pay owners up to $400 for Nexus 6P bootloop fault

Anyone who suffered from the Nexus 6P's dreaded bootloop and can prove it may be in for a financial windfall. Google and Huawei have offered to pay up to $400 to those who purchased the Nexus 6P before a certain date.The post Google and Huawei offer to pay owners up to $400 for Nexus 6P bootloop fault appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Google Accessibility expands with apps for cognitively impaired

Google Accessibility enables people with disabilities to get the most out of their smartphone via free apps. The tech giant now offers three new apps that can help the elderly or other people with cognitive impairments better use their phones with less effort.Google Accessibility – 3 new apps added to the mixGoogle Accessibility, as the name implies, targets enabling its audiences with different handicaps. In their latest blog post, Google talks about their efforts to further help people with cognitive issues by making their routine more streamlined and accessible.Action Blocks Action Blocks is the latest app on the Google Play Store. You can create customized spaces on the screen that on a single tap carry out an action for you. All of this from your home screen.You can create a dedicated block to dial a loved one without accessing the dialer app, or adjust the lighting in the room to a specific setting, all from the Action Blocks app.Live Transcribe The Live Transcribe app has been improved to add more languages to its list which include Albanian, Burmese, Estonian, Macedonian, Mongolian, Punjabi, and Uzbek. In addition, it also brings brand new features targeted to a new audience.Your phone will vibrate when someone nearby says your name.You can now add custom names or terms for different objects or places that might not be in the dictionary.A revised search bar lets you search through past conversations more easily. To enable it, turn on ‘Saving Transcriptions’ in Settings. When enabled, transcriptions will be saved on your device for three days in local storage.Sound AmplifierThe Sound Amplifier app now enables people who are hard of hearing to experience their favorite content with minimal disturbance. Users can now connect their Bluetooth headphones and place their phone near the source of the sound e.g. a television, to get the audio transmitted to their headphones without taking up the volume.The app also works for boosting the volume and clearing up the audio of apps on the phone. Whether you’re listening to music or watching a video on YouTube.With all of these additions, Google’s commitment to accessibility is indeed a commendable effort. Especially with many elders staying indoors due to the Corona Virus, these new features are a welcome addition.

Just $36.99, the ChronoWatch has full color display and 16 functions

Summer is quickly approaching, the stay-at-home restrictions are slowly lifting, and things are looking better. Now’s the time when you leave those lazy days behind and start exercising and getting more active.Now’s the time to pick up a new smart watch. Why? For starters, they’ll help keep track of things and hold you accountable. Not only that, but it can help cut your phone time down, too.Buying a new smart watch doesn’t have to cost all that much money. Take the ChronoWatch, for instance. Priced just $36.99, it offers up a full 1.4-inch color touch display, waterproof coating, and support for 16 different functions.Track sleep, steps, calories, blood pressure, distance, heart rate, and more with this affordable smart watch. Indeed, the ChronoWatch also provides glanceable weather, alarms, music controls, and notifications to popular apps.On top of all of this, it pairs via Bluetooth to both Android and iOS phones and offers up a seven day battery.ChronoWatchTrack your daily activity, including steps, calories burned, mileage & heart rateMonitor your blood pressure & blood oxygen levelsWear it anywhere, anytime thanks to its sweat & waterproof designControl phone calls & musicGet alerts for SMS, Facebook & moreView the time, date & week on the sleek 1.4-inch screen displayBuy Yours Today!Stop over to the AndroidGuys Deals Store today and order your ChronoWatch for just $36.99, a savings of some 81% off original retail price.For a limited time (until May 26), you can save an additional 20% on the ChronoWatch, getting it for a mere $29.60 after it’s all done. Simply use coupon code SUMMERSAVE20 at checkout. You’re welcome.

Realme X50 Pro Play brings Snapdragon 865, 90Hz, and more for $400

Realme on Monday announced its X50 Pro Play on Chinese social media site Weibo. The phone brings a lot of flagship-tier specs and features but for a low price of $400. The only catch here is that it’s currently exclusive to China, with plans to expand in Europe to follow.Realme X50 Pro Play – Irresistible hardware and priceThe Realme X50 Pro Play has just been announced, and to say it is loaded with a world of features would not do it justice. Even though the phone is a less-expensive option to the Realme X50 Pro, it brings a lot to the table, while keeping the price very affordable.In a market where a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 starts at above $600, Realme has proven yet again that competition in the market is indeed healthy.Here are the specs of the phone:CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8656.44″ fullHD+ (2400 x 1080) Super AMOLED display, w/ 90Hz refresh rateAndroid 10 powered by the Realme UI6GB, 8GB, and 12GB RAM options4200mAh battery (65W SuperDart fast wired charging)Back cameras: 48-MP main camera, 8-MP ultrawide, 2-MP macro, 2-MP depth.Front camera: 16-MP main camera, 2-MP depthPhone color options: Black and SilverPricing6GB RAM + 128GB ROM = $3808GB RAM + 128GB ROM= $42012GB RAM + 128GB ROM = $460The inclusion of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 means that the phone has 5G capabilities, which makes it yet another great phone for the emerging 5G market that’s garnering across the world.In the past, Realme has shown itself to be a contender for releasing strong hardware at attractive prices. The Realme X50 Pro Play does have a lot going for it, and the only real problem with this phone would be its availability.A good majority of the hardware is found in flagship-tier phones, but competing brands like Redmi and Realme deliver premium hardware in a mid-tier price range. In the end, the only problem that comes is availability.The phone is set to launch in China first on June 1st. Soon after, Realme will expand the phone to Europe and other regions.What are your thoughts on the Realme X50 Pro Play? Let us know in the comments section below!

Use this coupon to save an extra 20% on this beginner quadcopter you control with a thumb

What seemed like a technology reserved for a select few people just a few years ago has evolved into an entire ecosystem of cool products and use cases. We’re talking, of course, about drones and quadcopters.Drones are now routinely used for videography, delivery, mapping, and even racing. Then there are also people who like to have them just for fun and to fly about the house or back yard.If you want to get into the growing world of drones but don’t know where to start, consider picking up the popular SHIFT RED. When other drones and quadcopters come with wonky and hard-to-master controls, this one is super simple.The SHIFT RED is employs a one-hand control system and leverages Near-Field Micro-Sensing technology to make flying as simple as moving your thumb.There are also eight different auto-pilot modes, HD video recording, and other fun features that help make the SHIFT RED so popular.Typically retailing for $299, you can save over 30% and get the SHIFT RED: Drone Package for just $199.95 in the AndroidGuys Deals Store.Save an extra 20% for a limited time!Use the promo code SUMMERSAVE20 at checkout and we’ll knock an extra 20% off the price of the SHIFT RED. That drops the price all the way down to just $159.96. This coupon will only last until May 26 so act fast!Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.