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YouTube Kids comes to smart TVs

YouTube Kids comes to smart TVs

YouTube Kids, the application offering a filtered version of YouTube that’s more kid-friendly, is now natively available on the big screen for the first time, Google announced today. Previously a mobile-only application, YouTube Kids will now be offered on a range of smart TVs, including those from LG, Samsung and Sony, which will make it easier for

AT&T to begin deploying 5G service in Austin and Indianapolis soon

AT&T to begin deploying 5G service in Austin and Indianapolis soon

After running 5G field tests last year, AT&T will soon begin deploying its 5G network. AT&T says that it’ll launch its first “5G Evolution Markets” in the coming months. The lucky markets that’ll get AT&T 5G first are Austin, Texas, and Indianapolis, Ind. AT&T calls its 5G platform “AT&T Network 3.0 Indigo.” As for what


AT&T now offers VoLTE roaming in Japan

AT&T now offers VoLTE roaming in Japan

AT&T customers have been enjoying Voice over LTE (VoLTE) for awhile, and now they’ll be able to use it while visiting Japan, too. AT&T has partnered with Japanese carrier NTT DOCOMO to offer VoLTE service in Japan. AT&T customers visiting Japan can roam on DOCOMO and use VoLTE, which offers simultaneous web usage and talking

Siri needs to get more proactive

Siri needs to get more proactive

Every once in a while, I’ll check in with other digital personal assistants. I use the feature so infrequently, both on Android and iOS, that any real milestones with these types of things don’t have a lasting effect. I was pretty excited to see how Google expanded Now On Tap with Assistant, though, especially as


Microsoft Surface Pro 4 only £599

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 only £599

If you’ve been keeping an eye out for a great laptop deal this Black Friday, we may have the one for you. The Microsoft Surface Pro 4’s price has plummeted, with the 128GB i3 model retailing for just £599. That’s the cheapest it’s ever been and a really impressive bargain. You also get the Type Cover

APPLE’S AIRPODS COULD DELIVER AUDIO WITH MULTIPLE WIRELESS PROTOCOLS

APPLE’S AIRPODS COULD DELIVER AUDIO WITH MULTIPLE WIRELESS PROTOCOLS

Amazing technology crammed in Apple’s AirPods may have made the so-called courageous plan to remove the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 much easier. The earphones haven’t shipped yet. It’s still unclear whether buyers will want to invest US $159 in AirPods, which are being forced on iPhone 7 buyers, according to critics. Many wireless earphones


Nanobionic spinach plants can detect explosives

Nanobionic spinach plants can detect explosives

Spinach is no longer just a superfood: By embedding leaves with carbon nanotubes, MIT engineers have transformed spinach plants into sensors that can detect explosives and wirelessly relay that information to a handheld device similar to a smartphone. This is one of the first demonstrations of engineering electronic systems into plants, an approach that the

Google Hangouts Will Become Optional to Bundle on Android Phones

Google Hangouts Will Become Optional to Bundle on Android Phones

HIGHLIGHTS Google’s Hangouts to become optional app Video-calling Duo app to become mandatory preinstalled app on Android New changes take effect from December 1 2016 It appears that Google is finally taking a tough decision on the inclusion of Hangouts as a preloaded app for future Android smartphones. Starting December 1 2016, Google’s Android OEMs


Intel Spins Off McAfee to Private Equity Firm

Intel Spins Off McAfee to Private Equity Firm

Intel is spinning off its McAfee virus protection subsidiary, creating an independent cybersecurity company that will continue to sell products under the McAfee name. Intel agreed to acquire McAfee for $7.68 billion almost exactly seven years ago, when the mobile device era was still in its infancy. Its goal was to remake the company, once

Box integrates with Google Docs, Springboard

Box integrates with Google Docs, Springboard

The companies are aiming to make Box a third-party repository for content stored in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Box announced a new partnership with Google that will integrate Google’s Docs and Springboard apps with Box’s cloud platform. With the first part of the integration, the companies are aiming to make Box a third-party repository