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You can now buy a refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 for $279

You can now buy a refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 for $279

Apple today added the Apple Watch Series 3, the company’s latest smartwatch, to its list of available refurbished gadgets, as spotted by9to5Mac. The device is only available in two different versions: a 38mm, gold aluminum case with a pink sport band, and a 42mm space gray aluminum case with a black sport band. The 38mm version isRead more about You can now buy a refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 for $279[…]

Google’s testing an Android app that adds Smart Reply to Slack, Facebook Messenger, and more

Google’s testing an Android app that adds Smart Reply to Slack, Facebook Messenger, and more

Google’s messaging app strategy is a huge mess, but one surprisingly useful feature that has extended from Inbox to Gmail to Allo and Android Messages is Smart Reply, which offers three responses based on context for you to quickly reply to your contacts. Google is now working to expand this beyond its own suite of products, andRead more about Google’s testing an Android app that adds Smart Reply to Slack, Facebook Messenger, and more[…]

Sony made a 300+ piece coding kit for kids to bring blocky robots to life

Sony made a 300+ piece coding kit for kids to bring blocky robots to life

Sony is getting into the STEM education game with KOOV, a coding kit containing more than enough sensors, actuators, and electronic parts to bring blocky Minecraft-like robots to life. It’s the first US launch from Sony’s Global Education division, which already found success with KOOV in Japan and China last year. Sony ran an IndiegogoRead more about Sony made a 300+ piece coding kit for kids to bring blocky robots to life[…]

The new ZenBook 13 includes discrete graphics in an ultraportable package

The new ZenBook 13 includes discrete graphics in an ultraportable package

We’re still waiting on Intel and AMD’s new partnership to help mainstream thin and light laptops with discrete graphics, but in the meantime Nvidia’s GeForce MX150 is the best blend of power and performance when portability is a priority. Asus now claims to have created the “thinnest laptop on the planet” to include discrete graphics: the ZenBookRead more about The new ZenBook 13 includes discrete graphics in an ultraportable package[…]

Facebook’s two-factor authentication system auto-posts replies on your profile

Facebook’s two-factor authentication system auto-posts replies on your profile

Facebook’s two-factor authentication (2FA) system has come under fire today for some bizarre design elements that seem to have gone largely unnoticed for quite some time. Bay Area software engineer Gabriel Lewis noticed earlier this week that Facebook was using the same phone number he used for 2FA, which offers a more secure way to log intoRead more about Facebook’s two-factor authentication system auto-posts replies on your profile[…]

CAAVO REVIEW: THE FUTURE OF REMOTES, A LITTLE TOO SOON

CAAVO REVIEW: THE FUTURE OF REMOTES, A LITTLE TOO SOON

ve been excited to get a Caavo to review since I first saw it demoed last year — it’s a next-generation universal remote system that uses machine vision to operate all your TV devices in a simple, seamless way. After a lengthy development cycle, a new round of funding, and some limited beta testing, the first 5,000 CaavoRead more about CAAVO REVIEW: THE FUTURE OF REMOTES, A LITTLE TOO SOON[…]