Here’s everything Amazon announced at its September hardware event

Amazon held its annual fall hardware event on Tuesday. It’s too bad the company didn’t stream the proceedings to the public because it was jam-packed with announcements. We saw everything from new Echo devices to an Alexa-powered robot. But worry not, we have you covered. Here’s everything the company announced today.



In an event packed with offbeat products, Amazon saved its most unusual one for last. In Astro, the company has created an Alexa-powered robot that can move around your home. It has three primary functions. It can provide home security, check-in on loved ones and pets and

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Here’s the Full List of Cars Powered by Android Automotive

So while the two companies are using different approaches to expand in the automotive sector, at the end of the day, the final goal for both of them is to expand their services beyond the typical screen of a mobile device and a computer.

Google has been offering Android Auto for quite some time, but now the company is working around the clock on Android Automotive, a fully-featured operating system coming pre-loaded on head units as part of partnerships between the search firm and carmakers.

We’ve already detailed the differences between Android Auto and Android Automotive here, but one thing

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Android 12: We love these hidden features. Here’s how to use them yourself

What’s inside Google’s new Android 12 operating system for phones? We found some tricks that fly under the radar. 

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Google released the fifth and final beta for Android 12 in early September and noted that the official release is only a “few weeks” away. The current build is a release candidate, which means that — if there aren’t any major bugs or issues — it’s likely to be the same build at official release. We are so close to the release of Android 12, I can almost taste it. Well, actually, that’s not true now that Google has

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Here’s when Google may release it!

Last week, Google released the fifth (and final) beta build of Android 12 for Pixel phones. Google says we should expect the stable update to launch in just a few weeks from now, but they never gave a firm date. Now, we’ve seen evidence pointing to what may be the tentative launch date of the Android 12 stable update for Pixel phones.

Earlier today, I tweeted a screencap from an internal Google document that details when the company will cease approving software builds based on Android 10, Android 11, and Android 12. In case you’re not aware, Google must give

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Windows 11 FAQ: Here’s everything you need to know

Microsoft took the wraps off of Windows 11 in a 45-minute online event, titled “What’s next for Windows,” held on June 24, 2021. A few days later, the company released the first preview of the new operating system for members of the Windows Insider Preview Program.

If you use a Windows PC at home or at work, how will this upgrade affect you? I’ve been collecting your questions and have assembled the answers here.

Also: The best parts of Windows 11 are already in Windows 10. Here’s how to enable them

What is Windows 11?


At the risk of stating

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Free Microsoft 365? Here’s how to use Word, Excel and more without paying

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Chances are you’ve been spending more time on your work or personal computer this year due to the pandemic, so you might be in need of some basic tools like Microsoft 365. Formerly known as Office 365, Microsoft 365 is a service that adds more features to the traditional office software. But if you don’t want to shell out the money, there are a few ways you can get the service and its popular apps for free. 

Microsoft’s suite of productivity software — including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Microsoft Teams, OneDrive and SharePoint — typically

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Windows 11 has advanced hardware security. Here’s how to get it in Windows 10 today

When Windows 11 was introduced in late June of 2021, many were excited by its revamped user interface — and countless PC enthusiasts rushed to download the Windows Insider Developer Channel builds of the new OS.

But, as they quickly discovered, the new OS has several new requirements for PCs to support its new hardware and virtualization-based security features. These features are critical for securing both consumer and business workloads alike from more sophisticated malware and exploit threats that are currently evolving in the wild.

Also: Microsoft just blew up the only reason you can’t use a Linux desktop


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[Updated] Want to disable Tab Groups in Chrome on Android? Here’s how

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New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…

Original story (published on January 29, 2021) follows:

There appears to be a recent server-side update on Google Chrome browser for Android following which the tab-view has been completely altered for many.

Previously, tabs used to appear in a vertical cascading list of cards that spanned the entire length of the screen. This view only allowed previewing one site at a time.

Chrome’s old vertical tab layout

But after the update, tabs now appear in a grid layout allowing several opened sites to

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