Spotify Testing First Hardware, Car Smart Assistant

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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ANATOMY OF A CLONED PIECE OF HARDWARE

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What would you think if you saw a bootleg of a product you design, manufacture, and sell pop up on eBay? For those of us who don’t make our livelihood this way, we might secretly hope our blinkenlight project ends up being so awesome that clones on AliExpress or TaoBao end up selling in the thousands
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This could be Redmi 7 launching on January 10

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Xiaomi has confirmed to launch the first phone of 2019. It is going to be an all-new Redmi phone coming to China on Jan 10, Xiaomi has teased. The Redmi device launching on the slated date is going to be the first phone from Xiaomi under the now “independent Redmi brand”. Yes, Xiaomi has separated
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