LeEco’s products will be available through Best Buy, Amazon starting Dec 1, DirecTV Now deal

LeEco, a Chinese technology company that is trying to break into the U.S. market by offering higher-end devices at affordable prices, is now expanding their retail availability to some of the country’s biggest retailers: Best Buy, Target, and Amazon. They’re also sweetening the deal by partnering with AT&T to offer customers free access to DirecTV Now, the company’s brand new content streaming service.

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You can now book your spa or salon appointment through Google Search and Maps

At the end of 2016, Google began to roll out a new feature that allowed people to reserve their spot in fitness and wellness classes straight from a business listing within Search and Maps. Starting today, Google has expanded this feature to also include spas and salons so that you can quickly and easily schedule your haircut or mani-pedi without having to call the shop or deal with a confusing online interface…

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Some Google Pixel devices purchased through Project Fi are being blacklisted

Google’s Pixel is still one of the best phones on the market today, but getting your hands on it has been nearly impossible for quite some time. That’s led to some very high resale value on outlets like Swappa, and it seems that some people have been taking advantage of that. Now, not those sellers, but the buyers who purchased the phones are seeing the consequences.

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Google for Jobs uses machine learning to help you find a job from multiple services through a Google Search

It can be tough to find a job that’s right for you, and employers face similar problems with trying to find talented potential employees. Today at I/O 2017, Google announced Google for Jobs, a way for job seekers to find jobs in their area.

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Samsung Gear S2 picks up AT&T’s NumberSync feature through update

AT&T first announced its new NumberSync feature back in October and said it’d come first to Samsung’s Gear S2 which launched on the network last month.

Today AT&T says NumberSync is rolling out through an update to Gear S2 smartwatches, marking the first product to pick up the new feature which lets you share your real smartphone phone number with other connected devices to make calls and texts simple.

Existing customers can get NumberSync on Gear S2 through a software update. New customers can enjoy NumberSync upon initial setup.

NumberSync lets you send and receive texts1, as well as make and receive calls, from your smartwatch2 using the same mobile number that your family, friends and colleagues already recognize.

NumberSync operates on the AT&T wireless network and is not dependent on a Bluetooth connection to your smartphone. You can even use it when your smartphone is off or disconnected from the network.

AT&T is also temporarily offering the Gear S2 for on a two-year contract, 0 off the regular contact price. Check out our Gear S2 unboxing and review video here.

You might be able to sort-of see today’s eclipse through Google Cardboard

As great as today’s solar eclipse will be, you need special eye protection in order to properly view the it without doing moderate damage to your retina. There are a few different ways to go about this, but one way to do so — although definitely not ideal — could be with a phone, Google Cardboard, and a virtual reality camera capture app from the Play Store…

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Unreleased Oppo A35 passes through TENAA certification, features octa-core chip, 5-inch screen, metal body, more

With Samsung having launched its Galaxy A-series phones for 2016 and BLU launching the first sub-0 1080p smartphone at the end of this year, it looks as though the trend of releasing premium-looking smartphones at affordable prices is set to continue in to 2016. One company known for releasing great, affordable smartphones is Oppo, and the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is about to launch its next small, powerful and budget-friendly smartphone…

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Hands-on: Android in the Car one-ups Android Auto with native controls through Assistant and more [Video]

In-car infotainment systems have long been pretty bad. As touchscreens entered the game, things only got worse, especially in the way of applications. Google and Apple both have ways to fix that, but they don’t provide functionality that the car’s system has, such as climate controls.

With the option to build Android into manufacturers own systems, Google is making it easier for car makers to integrate options like Google Assistant and Android apps into vehicles, and at I/O 2017, we’ve gone hands on.

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Google is offering free Pixel repairs to Hurricane Harvey victims through uBreakiFix

Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas earlier this month with intense flooding throughout much of the Houston area and surrounding communities. Many families lost a lot of their belongings, and also likely damaged their smartphones in the floods. Now, Google is teaming up with local repair shops to offer a bit of relief.

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Comment: Google’s Android is starting to shine through as OEMs continue lightening their skins

Android has evolved a lot over the years, but in the past, it had a serious problem with its looks. While stock Android has looked pretty good for the past several years, OEM skins had a tendency to ruin that, at least to a certain extent. And if not ruin, they definitely brought lots of design inconsistencies…

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