Vergecast: new hardware from Nintendo and Apple

Vergecast: new hardware from Nintendo and Apple

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Nintendo announced a new Switch! This week on The Verge’s flagship podcast, The Vergecast, Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller discuss what’s different about the new model and how the company is updating the original one. But first, like most Vergecasts, there are more updates on Foxconn’s factory in Wisconsin — this time via a cryptic email. Continuing with the theme of
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Google Hardware quits the tablet business, again

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Google and tablets just don’t mix. The company tried over and over again to make Android tablets work, peaking with the 2013 Nexus 7 and ending with the Pixel C in 2015. After a three-year hiatus from the market, Google took a second swing at tablets with Chrome OS and the Pixel Slate. Four months later, we heard Google Hardware’s laptop
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Spotify Testing First Hardware, Car Smart Assistant

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To help people enjoy audio while driving, Swedish music streaming giant Spotify is testing its first hardware – a voice-controlled smart assistant for cars called “Car Thing” – in the US. “While we know there has been some speculation about our future plans, ‘Car Thing’ was developed to help us learn more about how people
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Spotify is test driving a car hardware thing called ‘Car Thing’

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For anyone following Spotify, this no doubt felt like an inevitably. As the streaming service looks to diversify, the company’s already had some loose partnerships with hardware companies like Mighty. Now it’s looking to build its own thing. That thing being “Car Thing.” The piece of automotive hardware isn’t a consumer device exactly. Spotify is actually just
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The Surprising Origins Of Absurd Gaming Hardware Design

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In recent years there’s been a schism in gaming hardware design, and you can see it in two distinct approaches to gaming laptops. On the one hand, you have Razer, which is building super thin, sleek laptops that sacrifice a little power for more portability and cultural accessibility. While companies like Alienware continue to make
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Apple working on new tracking hardware to merge Find My iPhone, Find My Friends

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California: Apple is working on a new smartphone app that will merge the functionalities of its existing ‘Find My Friends’ and Find My Friends apps. The app is codenamed GreenTorch and it is currently under beta. As 9to5Mac reports, the new app will combine the same features as the two existing apps into a unified and
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Does Your Hardware Have Its Plus 1?

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I have to tell it like it is. Many times when I see a terrific interactive display or a brilliant new projector, I have to wince a bit, because the content or the interface tool being demonstrated simply doesn’t do the hardware justice. I simply wonder why more exceptional display technologies can’t be married with
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Google May Build Its Own Smartwatch After All, Tips Wearables Hardware Job Listing

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It’s been around four years since Google launched Wear OS, formerly called Android Wear, but we still don’t have any wearable such as a smartwatch or fitness tracker from Google itself yet. However, according to a recent job listing, Google is looking to hire a Vice President, Hardware Engineering and a Design Manager for the
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A Hard Hardware Breach

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Western governments are shedding their inhibitions about naming and shaming states suspected of infiltrating their critical national infrastructure. This is a good step, but should be just the beginning. Recently, 150 US individuals and entities joined in launching a federal class-action lawsuit in response to the accusation that China was behind the 2014 hack of the Marriott hotel
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An In-Depth Look at the Trezor Model T Hardware Wallet

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Cryptocurrency hardware wallets have become a mainstay within the digital asset economy and over the years these devices have evolved. After designing the first bitcoin hardware wallet on the market, the Prague-based firm Satoshilabs has released a new Trezor product line called the Model T. The following hands-on review details how to get started with
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