Google forces Android phone makers to offer digital wellbeing tools

All recent and upcoming Android devices will have digital wellbeing tools. According to Google’s GMS agreement seen by XDA Developers and 9to5Google, the tech giant now requires devices that run its platform to have a digital wellbeing solution, including parental controls.

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Five Foot Lens and 3.2 Gigapixel Camera Produced for Night Sky Photos

Last month, engineers packaged up the largest optical lens ever created, before shipping it 17 hours from Tuscon, Arizona to the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in central California. The lens is five feet in diameter and four inches thick; it required a truck to transport it.

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Roomba update tells your robovacs to steer clear of trouble spots

iRobot’s Roomba vacuums just got an update that improves their cleaning prowess by telling them what not to do. Roomba i/s and Braava jet M6 models now have Keep Out Zones that outline specific areas they’re not allowed to visit.

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Siri can now play Spotify tracks on iOS 13

With Spotify’s latest release for iOS 13, you can finally ask Siri to play albums, songs and playlists, confirming a rumor that the two companies were working together. To use it, you simply install the update and ask Siri to play a track “with Spotify.

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Amazon announces its first-ever Kindle for kids

If you want to get your kids to read more instead of watching TV, Amazon hasn’t forgotten about you or your kid. Alongside the Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablet the company announced today, Amazon took the wraps off the Kindle Kids Edition, its first-ever e-reader aimed at children.

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Apple’s macOS Catalina update is a big problem for DJs who relied on iTunes

Apple’s latest desktop operating system update, macOS Catalina, will mark the official end of iTunes after nearly two decades. But that transition is proving to be complicated for a certain subset of Mac users who’ve relied on the software to help manage their jobs: DJs.

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Boston Dynamics Spot robot is ready to leave the nest

The Spot robot from Boston Dynamics is all grown up and ready to leave home, so we’re taking a trip down memory lane and revisiting some of Spot’s most iconic, and most disturbing moments.Subscribe to CNET: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTVCNET playlists: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV/p…Do

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Google announces three new ways to hide your personal activity from Google

Google is kicking off Cybersecurity Awareness Month by rolling out new tools that give customers greater control over their privacy when using Google Maps, YouTube, and Google Assistant.

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Why Microsoft has to bet big on an ARM-based Surface

Of everything Microsoft is rumored to be announcing this week, the ARM-based Surface is far and away the most important thing to my mind. This is not what I would have told you a month or two ago, honestly.

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Google’s Project Jacquard is available on new Levi’s jackets

Levi’s is announcing new jackets with Google’s Project Jacquard technology, which turns a portion of the fabric on the sleeve into a touch-sensitive remote control for phones.

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Stranger Things renewed for fourth season, teases a world beyond Hawkins

Netflix has renewed its incredibly popular series Stranger Things for a fourth season, and it’s now teasing a world beyond the setting of Hawkins, Indiana, which fans have gotten to know very well. The company made the announcement today on Twitter in a brief teaser video.

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