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Check out Google Assistant on the Nokia 6, Moto Z, LG G6, V20, and more

Check out Google Assistant on the Nokia 6, Moto Z, LG G6, V20, and more If you’ve been dying to use Google Assistant, you may be in luck.Considering there are more than a billion activated Android devices, a rough estimation makes that likely more than 300 million smartphones and tablets — minus devices with less than 1.

Wireless charging will replace your fridge with self-cooling Tupperware

Wireless charging will replace your fridge with self-cooling Tupperware Ikea introduced wireless charging furniture a few years ago — a lamp and pad that could charge your phone without wires, though in some cases you needed a special case to make the Qi technology work.For several years now, there’s been buzz about wireless charging that doesn’t require you leaving devices on a special mat or nightstand, however.

Alcatel’s Plus 12 Windows 2-in-1 boasts a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot

Alcatel’s Plus 12 Windows 2-in-1 boasts a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot It’s a new tablet-based 2-in-1 running Windows 10, with a detachable keyboard and a specific benefit: Integrated 4G LTE and a built-in Wi-Fi hot spot.More: CES 2017 proves 2-in-1s are becoming the new normal As far as Windows 10 tablets go, the Alcatel Plus 12 is a rather typical, if a bit low-end, machine.

Cog Systems’ custom, super-secure HTC One A9 phone protects against malware

Cog Systems’ custom, super-secure HTC One A9 phone protects against malware Luckily, Sydney-based security firm Cog Systems has a solution: An HTC One A9 phone equipped with the firm’s super-secure D4 platform.More: Top 5 Android security apps: Do they protect you?

Android devices overtake iPhones in terms of reliability, according to report

Android devices overtake iPhones in terms of reliability, according to report ” When breaking out the data over individual iPhone models, the iPhone 6 is found to be the least dependable across every quarter.More: How to factory reset an iPhone (every generation) The survey speculates the iPhone 6’s issues may have been exacerbated by the iOS 9.

Every device that connects to Google Home

Every device that connects to Google Home In November, Google entered the smart home fracas with the aptly-named Google Home, a connected speaker built to compete with the Amazon Echo and its contemporaries.That said, keep scrolling to find out exactly which smart home devices and other services are currently capable of interfacing with Google Home.

Google patents an “energy manager” that tracks and controls electricity usage

Google patents an “energy manager” that tracks and controls electricity usage On Thursday, Google filed a patent for a system that would provide “intelligent temperature management based on energy usage profiles and outside weather conditions.The data provided by these two factors could then be used to tell customers how best to save energy in their homes, allowing for more efficient energy management.

Plug the USG into your port before you plug in that new USB flash drive

Plug the USG into your port before you plug in that new USB flash drive But the most embarrassing, perhaps, is when you infect your own PC by plugging in a malware-infested USB flash drive.More: With BadUSB, hackers can make your USB devices turn against you The reason malware-infected USB flash drives are so dangerous is that devices using attacks like BadUSB inject their malicious code directly into the USB driver software that enables a PC to connect to a USB device.

Automated gardens and smart beds made my apartment every geek’s domestic dream

Automated gardens and smart beds made my apartment every geek’s domestic dream That’s why we decided to outfit a whole condo with smart devices that don’t require rewiring or permanent installation.And make no mistake, if you type smart fill-in-the-blank-with-any-crazy-idea-you-can-think-of into Google, chances are good there’s been a Kickstarter for it.

Trends with Benefits: The latest Wikileaks revelations and Airbus wants to change your commute

Trends with Benefits: The latest Wikileaks revelations and Airbus wants to change your commute Does this mean you should change what your daily tech routine?Each week, we gather a round table of tech experts from the Digital Trends staff, along with the occasional celebrity guest, to discuss all things tech.

Is there an Echo in here? How Google Home compares to Amazon’s Bluetooth speaker

Is there an Echo in here? How Google Home compares to Amazon’s Bluetooth speaker The drumbeats of war again resounded when Google revealed a new speaker during its Google I/O keynote in May.More: The Google Home is fun, functional, and should only get better with time As if to highlight the inherent differences between the Home and Echo, Google’s device features a plain white body, in contrast to the Echo’s dark chassis.

How to mirror your smartphone or tablet on your TV

How to mirror your smartphone or tablet on your TV Your “hardware must support screen mirroring,” according to Roku, though most devices do in one form or another.Once you’ve identified the correct terminology, you can usually connect mirroring from inside the settings menu, usually identified by “network” or “display” headings.

There's now a device that lets you alert painlessly your friends when you're in danger

There's now a device that lets you alert painlessly your friends when you're in danger The device was created by Aluma Innovations, which was cofounded by Todd Baldree and his partner Ben Holbrook.One is a deafeningly loud siren, which is activated by pulling a wristband (great for when you're out running or walking home alone).

Maker of a $14,000 super-secure phone gets cold feet after low sales force cuts

Maker of a $14,000 super-secure phone gets cold feet after low sales force cuts Naturally, it wasn’t a phone for everyone, and fewer than 750 devices have been sold since, a figure based on numbers quoted to Techcrunch.The phone was sold through Sirin Labs own boutique store in London, in the Harrods department store, and online.

Beware: Previous owners of used smart home gadgets may still have access to them

Beware: Previous owners of used smart home gadgets may still have access to them It’s likely the new owner has no idea someone else has access, nor could they block Henderson without the dealer’s help.“They didn’t even know that it doesn’t remove the user,” said Henderson.

Qualcomm 205 gives feature phones high-speed 3G LTE

Qualcomm 205 gives feature phones high-speed 3G LTE On Tuesday, though, chipmaker Qualcomm righted that wrong with a new platform, the Qualcomm 205, that includes its system-on-a-chip (SoC) compatible with 4G, 3G, and 2G networks.” The rest of the Qualcomm 205’s hardware isn’t quite as capable.

ARM’s DynamIQ is a next-gen chip platform for phones, cars, and connected devices

ARM’s DynamIQ is a next-gen chip platform for phones, cars, and connected devices It’s called DynamIQ, and it’ll launch in new devices beginning later this year.It’s aimed at the roughly 100-plus billion devices expected to ship with ARM-based chips by 2021.

Huawei Watch 2 Sport vs. Huawei Watch 2 Classic: Which one is right for you?

Huawei Watch 2 Sport vs. Huawei Watch 2 Classic: Which one is right for you? Unlike the first time around, however, there are actually two devices with the Huawei Watch 2 name: The Huawei Watch 2 Sport and the Huawei Watch 2 Classic.While you might assume the only differences are aesthetic, the truth is that there are also a few changes under the hood.

Android security came a long way in 2016 but Google says there is more work

Android security came a long way in 2016 but Google says there is more work With hundreds of different Android devices out in the wild, running different versions of the operating system on different hardware, Google faces a massive challenge in distributing critical security updates.More: Top 5 Android security apps: Do they protect you?

This weird gadget is the stupidest thing to ever happen to flirting

This weird gadget is the stupidest thing to ever happen to flirting Do we really need a device to help us meet people IRL?” Basically it's somewhat awkward — if mesmerizing — contraption that tells you who's interested in you.