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Alexa integration now available for UE Boom 2 and UE Megaboom speakers

Logitech has added Amazon Alexa to their UE Boom speakers. Amazon’s Alexa platform has proven to be very useful for companies that want to create smart devices that are already part of an existing ecosystem. The latest addition to that ecosystem is the Logitech UE Boom 2 and the UE Megaboom. The speakers added Google Now integration last year, but users now have one more option for their smart assistant: Alexa. Listeners will need to update the UE Boom or UE Megaboom companion app to update the firmware on the…

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Google Play Movies & TV now available for Vizio smart TVs

Vizio TV owners will now have another option to watch their purchased content. Google has announced its Movies and TV application is now available to Vizio TV owners. Vizio previously used Google Cast as the only smarts for its TVs, but the company rolled out an actual interface for the TVs earlier this month following customer feedback. The company was also fined $2.2 million by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for improperly collecting customer data and selling that data to data brokers. Google Play Movies and TV is also available…

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MIUI 9 global beta is now available for Redmi Note 4 and Mi 6

First global beta of MIUI 9 is now available for download. Xiaomi unveiled MIUI 9 a few weeks ago in China, and the global version of the ROM is now available in beta. The ROM is being rolled out in stages, with the Redmi Note 4 and Mi 6 currently eligible for the update. Most of the interesting new additions — the universal image search, smart app launcher, and smart assistant — are limited to the China ROM, but there’s plenty to like in the global beta. I have it…

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Moto Z2 Force now available to purchase in the U.S.

Moto significantly improved its launch strategy compared to year’s past. For the first time in a few years, Motorola has made its flagship phone for the year available to all U.S. carriers at the same time. There’s no timed exclusive, nor is there a special Droid version this year. Each carrier has a different price for the Moto Z2 Force, but there are some deals to make things better. Each carrier is offering a free Insta-Share Projector Mod for a limited time. Verizon For those that want to buy the…

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Android Wear 2.0 SDK finalized and available, developers encouraged publish before tomorrow's launch

Android Android Wear 2.0 is official, and developers can get ready now. Google has the final version of the Android Wear 2.0 SDK ready, and it’s available for download. Support for new hardware features and stand-alone watch apps is included in the release, and all the existing documentation from the developer preview version of the SDK has been merged into the main Wear Developer site and everything needed to produce and publish applications for the new platform version is up and running. You’ll find the new SDK and all the…

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