Google

Google confirms new Nest smart speaker with official photo and video

Google has responded to the inadvertent reveal of a new Nest smart speaker through regulatory filings by, well, confirming its existence. The company just sent The Verge an official photo of the device, referring to it only as “what the Nest team is working on from home.”

Apple’s

Apple’s range of unannounced ARM-based MacBooks detailed in new report

Apple’s first Macs based on its own ARM-based silicon will include a new MacBook Air, as well as MacBook Pros with 13.3-, 14-, and 16-inch screen sizes, according to a new report from reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Apple’s iPhone

Apple’s iPhone repair program for independent stores expands to Europe and Canada

Apple’s Independent Repair Provider Program, which allows businesses to purchase genuine Apple parts to perform iPhone repairs without having to become a full-fledged Apple Authorized Service Provide (AASP)

Google Maps

Google Maps tests showing traffic lights in the US

In a new test, Google Maps is showing the location of traffic lights in cities around the US in its Android app. The feature was initially spotted by Droid Life, and its existence has since been confirmed by Google.

Dell’s

Dell’s new XPS desktop has a refreshed design and Intel’s 10th Gen processors

Dell has given a facelift to its XPS desktop, resulting in a smaller and far more appealing chassis than the previous iteration. The biggest changes are easy to spot, including making half of the case’s front just a big air intake to keep it cool.

LG Launches

LG Launches Limited-Time Promotion Featuring Free LG XBOOM Go Speaker With LG TV Purchase

LG Electronics USA announced a limited-time promotion offering consumers a free LG XBOOM Go speaker (model PL5,  suggested price $129) with the purchase of eligible 2020 LG OLED and LG NanoCell TVs. More than 45 TVs are included in the promotion available now through Aug. 2, directly from LG.com and through select LG-authorized dealers nationwide

HyperMate wallet

HyperMate wallet added BCH and LTC hardware multi-signature functions

A few days ago, HyperMate wallet added BCH and LTC hardware multi-signature functions. For now, its supported hardware multi-signature currencies include BTC, ETH, BCH, LTC, HC and ERC20, and more currencies multi-signature are being developed. HyperMate is a hardware wallet developed by the world-renowned multi-ecological digital wallet HyperPay.

Samsung’s 5G Galaxy Z

First images of Samsung’s 5G Galaxy Z Flip leak via Chinese regulator

Images of Samsung’s unannounced 5G foldable, the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, have appeared online, thanks to a listing from China’s TENAA certification center. MySmartPrice reports that the listing initially went live without the images attached, confirming some key specs for the device, but new photos have revealed its design.

PlayStation

Dreams is getting PlayStation VR support this month

Dreams, the expansive game creation tool for the PlayStation 4, is getting VR support. Development studio Media Molecule made the announcement on the official PlayStation blog, saying that PlayStation VR compatibility would arrive as part of a free update later this month.

WhatsApp’s

WhatsApp’s contact-adding QR codes and animated stickers officially announced

WhatsApp has announced a collection of new features that are coming to the Facebook-owned messaging service in the coming weeks. We’ve already heard about a few of them, like QR codes, that can be used to quickly add new contacts or animated stickers.

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