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Google updates the first-gen Pixel Watch with health monitoring features

Google updates the first-gen Pixel Watch with health monitoring features

Google is releasing new features for the first-gen Pixel Watch, and they include the health-monitoring capabilities that launched with its successor. The older wearables will now be able to detect whether you're working out and can automatically start tracking your activity and then stop when you're done. In particular, it works for running, walking, elliptical training, spinning, outdoor biking and…
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Pixel phones just got next-gen call screening

Pixel phones just got next-gen call screening

Google just announced that some Pixel phones are getting next-gen call screening. This improves on the pre-existing Call Screen feature by implementing a new Hello button. Once tapped, the system will deploy Google Assistant to speak on your behalf.The digital assistant will ask the caller why they’re trying to reach you, and you’ll be able to hear the response in…
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Steam defined the modern video game industry

Steam defined the modern video game industry

Gather ’round, children, and let me tell you a story about the old bugaboo we used to call DRM.Digital Rights Management was the beast under every gamer’s bed in the mid-2000s, an invisible bit of software baked into game discs that dictated and tracked player behavior under the guise of preventing piracy. DRM software, like SecuROM, limited the times a…
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The best music streaming services in 2024

The best music streaming services in 2024

Pinpointing the best music streaming service is tough. Most major players today include the same basic set of features, letting you access a giant library whenever you want across multiple devices. Because they all offer some level of personalized recommendations, the service most in tune with your tastes is usually just the one you’ve used the longest. On the flip…
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