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Motorola Now Promises Two Android OS Updates for Edge +

As good as Motorola’s new Edge + smartphone might be, the early story surrounding it has been the lack of promised support from the maker. With only one guaranteed Android version update expected, I can tell you that our reader comments have not been kind to Moto and its Edge +, a $ 1,000 phone that deserves a longer supported …

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Celestron’s StarSense Explorer is perfect for home nights

For us in the Pacific Northwest, the weather is starting to get good. Warmer nights lead to better ways of star gazing, as I don’t have to worry about freezing to star constellations, planets, and the moon. It also helps that the rainy season is soon behind us. Given the current state of society, I’m a little more at home …

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The end of Google Play Music is here

It’s been a few years since we first told you that Google Play Music would shut down and be replaced by YouTube Music as the only music offering from Google. Since we posted this message, Google has taken the time to improve YouTube Music before we can move our Google Play Music libraries and officially end the life of GPM. …

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August’s new HomeKit-enabled Wi-Fi Smart Lock can now be ordered

The new HomeKit-enabled Wi-Fi Smart Lock from smart home accessory manufacturer August was first introduced at CES 2020 and can now be ordered on its website and from Best Buy for USD 249.99. More retailers will be available on May 17th. According to August, the Wi-Fi Smart Lock is 45 percent smaller and 20 percent slimmer than the Smart Lock …

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The last one walks lonely through New York City

One March evening, Photographer Natan Dvir was standing in the middle of an empty Fifth Avenue in New York City, fighting tears. The mall was the focus of one of Dvir’s first projects after moving to the city in 2008. Now, in the middle of a city-wide block, the street was a ghost town, with its fashion boutiques and souvenir …

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Logic Pro X 10.5 with live loops, new beat-making tools and more

Apple announced today that it has released Logic Pro X version 10.5 with a new Live Loops feature that was first introduced in GarageBand for iPhone and iPad, a completely redesigned sampling workflow, new beat-making tools, and more. Live loops allow users to organize loops, samples and recordings in a new music grid. From there, tracks can be further refined …

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The U.S. could do stimulus checks faster with the help of tech

With unemployment soaring and businesses struggling to block, millions of Americans are relying on the additional benefit payments under the $ 2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. In view of the impending shutdown of utilities and the insecurity of housing and food, an alarming proportion is still waiting for their economic reviews. Delays in the issuing …

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