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Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Garmin's Speak is a tiny Echo Dot-like device that puts Amazon Alexa on your car windshield, available today for $149   —  At a recent Amazon event, the company announced BMW would integrate Alexa into its 2018 models.  It's no secret that Amazon wants to stick Alexa anywhere and everywhere it can, and BMW is only the beginning.
Oct 17, 2017, 9:50 AMIn context
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Apple says that watchOS 4 will be available to Apple Watch users on September 19 with new health features, watch faces, more   —  Bringing a Siri watch face, workout motivation prompts, and more to the watch.  —  CUPERTINO—Apple revealed details about watchOS 4, its newest update …
Sep 12, 2017, 1:36 PMIn context
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Garmin launches $299 Vivoactive 3 smartwatch with Garmin Pay and new sport profiles alongside $199 Vivosport and Vivomove HR activity trackers   —  Another $300 smartwatch that wants to be the best high-end fitness device.  —  Ahead of this year's IFA conference, Garmin announced new additions to its Vivo family of wearables.
Aug 31, 2017, 7:40 AMIn context
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Huawei Matebook X review: good performance and has useful features like integrated fingerprint sensor and Dolby speakers, but pricey and has a laggy trackpad   —  Good in many ways, but you're really paying for the Apple-like design.  —  Huawei has been slowly pushing its way into the PC market.
Jun 18, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
HTC U11 review: outdated design, but solid performance, good battery life, Edge Sense works well and is convenient   —  Improving on the HTC 10 where it matters, even if it sports a flashy, outdated design.  —  HTC introduced the “U” smartphone line back in January with the U Ultra and U Play handsets …
Jun 8, 2017, 9:30 PMIn context
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Fitbit unveils Alta HR with heart rate monitoring, available at the end of March for $150; Alta HR, Blaze, and Charge 2 get improved sleep tracking   —  This might be the tracker you want to wear both day and night.  —  Fitbit's thin Alta tracker dropped around this time last year, and the company is already making an update to it.
Mar 6, 2017, 10:15 AMIn context
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Amazon's Alexa adds Outlook.com calendar integration, letting users add and review events   —  Get Alexa to manage your Outlook calendar for you.  —  Outlook users with an Amazon Echo can now make the online retailer's assistant go to work for them.  Amazon quietly updated Alexa …
Feb 15, 2017, 11:50 AMIn context
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Samsung Chromebook Pro review: solid design, good performance and battery life, but Chrome OS and Android integration isn't perfect yet   —  Review: Chrome/Android integration is on the right track.  —  The market is about to be flooded with a new wave of Chromebooks, all focused on Android apps.
Feb 10, 2017, 9:35 AMIn context
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
All Chromebooks debuting in 2017 and beyond will run Android apps   —  The Play Store is on its way to even more Chromebooks.  —  Less than a year ago, Google announced that the Play Store and Android apps would be supported on Chromebooks.  Now the company has made this feature a guarantee …
Jan 23, 2017, 10:05 AMIn context
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Lenovo unveils VR-ready Legion gaming laptops priced from $899, debuts $129 Alexa-powered Smart Assistant, updates Thinkpad X1 workstations, Miix detachables   —  Channeling its inner gamer who simultaneously wants a smarter home.  —  LAS VEGAS—Lenovo prepared a few surprises for its CES lineup.
Jan 3, 2017, 3:30 AMIn context

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