Sony’s Google Assistant smart speaker looks just like Apple’s HomePod, but for $199

Following Google Assistant’s hardware SDK from earlier this year, third-parties are finally stepping into the smart speaker game with their own hardware. Today at IFA 2017, Sony has announced its first smart speaker, and it has some, familiar attributes.

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LG V30 ‘Project Joan’ renders show us what 2017’s second LG flagship could look like

LG’s flagships have typically come out on a twice-a-year schedule for the last few years; the G Series hits in the spring, and the V series hits in the fall. While the G series has typically been LG’s “mainstream” flagship offering, the V series has instead gone above and beyond in terms of sheer features and adds things — like its second screen — for those who might want more.

If the latest early concept renders of the forthcoming LG V30 are anything to go off of, the V30 might be the biggest departure from the norm we’ve seen yet with that lineup…

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Here’s what LeEco’s EUI looks like on the new Le Pro3 smartphone [Gallery]

Last week LeEco announced that the Le Pro3 would be the company’s first flagship to come to the US market. As the phone does not go on sale until November 2 in LeEco’s online store, LeMall, we wanted to share a quick gallery of the brand new Ecosystem User Interface (EUI) and some of the stock applications that come preinstalled on the handset…

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Google Home adds new tools for developers to build better games, like text adventures

Actions on Google was announced last year and meant to expand Home’s capabilities through third-party services. Since then, a number of services have released fun and useful experiences. Google is now adding new tools for developers to build better voice games for Assistant.

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Google Allo 9.0 suggests its desktop chat client will work just like WhatsApp

Several weeks ago, Nick Fox, Google’s VP of Communications Products, teased us via Twitter with an early look at Google Allo for desktop. With Allo 9.0, Google seems to be preparing the method by which you’ll connect your device to Allo desktop. We now have our first idea of how that might work… more…

Twitter’s new mobile site looks a lot like the upcoming Material redesign to its Android app

Twitter has been A/B testing a re-designed Android app for nearly a month with a launch likely coming soon as more people are seeing it. In the mean time, Twitter has completely overhauled its mobile site with a new design that matches the Android revamp.

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It looks like the Blue Coral Galaxy S7 Edge will be available at T-Mobile soon

In the wake of the unfortunate death of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung announced a couple weeks ago that one of the phablet’s colors would be coming to the older Galaxy S7 Edge starting November 1st. We told you last week that AT&T opened up pre-orders for the device on its website. Now, a new inventory leak (via TmoNews) suggests that the new color will be coming to T-Mobile as well sometime in the near future.

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It looks like Samsung will upgrade the Galaxy S7 family directly to Android 7.1.1

It’s been a while since Android Nougat went public, but in the time since, not many OEMs have gotten around to pushing system updates to bring devices up to Google’s latest OS. With the latest monthly distribution numbers, Nougat still sits at just 0.4%, and even less can be said for the newer Android Nougat 7.1.1. Now, however, it seems like Samsung is planning to skip 7.0 and go directly to 7.1.1.

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