Month: April 2020

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Sonos will no longer use Recycle Mode to brick your older devices

Sonos is officially ditching the controversial Recycle Mode after having quietly removed it from its app in late February. This mode was required if you wanted to use the company’s trade-up program and get a deal. It bricked legacy devices in exchange for a discount on newer Sonos gear.Recycle Mode kicked off a 21-day countdown […]

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Behold the Ring Video Doorbell 3 (there's a Plus model coming too!)

Amazon-owned Ring appears to be readying a follow-up to the Ring Video Doorbell 2, as evident by FCC filings and leaked retailer listings.The FCC filingsindicate Ring is developing a Video Doorbell 3 as well as a Video Doorbell 3 Plus. Zatz Not Funny also spotted Home Depot and Target link redirects with snippets of info […]

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Own the original Hue Bridge? Philips is cutting support for it

Philips’ original Hue Bridge is a hub used to help Philips Hue bulbs work with smartphones and assistants like Google Assistant and Alexa.However, starting next month, it is losing support for all internet-connected services, which will severely limit its functionality.Philips said its customers will notice on 30 April that, while they can still use the […]

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Arlo joins Ring in insisting on two-factor authentication for its smart home tech

Arlo has followed the likes of Nest and Ring by changing its policy on two-factor authentication for its smart home technology from a suggestion to a requirement.How to use Ring’s new privacy and security featuresThe change isn’t coming in immediately, but will be live by the end of 2020, giving Arlo users a good number […]

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UK network can handle 4K Netflix, gaming and working from home during coronavirus crisis

BT, Virgin Media, Vodafone and other UK broadband providers have responded to claims that video streamers, including Netflix and YouTube could put undue strain on internet networks during the coronavirus outbreak, by revealing that their networks have much more capacity than is being used.BT, for example, revealed that the highest registered daytime peak last week, […]

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We can help you reduce your carbon footprint for free, here's how

Pocket-lint is teaming up with Resideo – the new home of Honeywell Home – to plant trees in your name for free. Pocket-lint has already planted 1,000 treesin a sustainability drive, but we want to plant 3,000 more with your help and on your behalf.If we can reach our target of 3,000 trees, it will […]

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Xbox One free Games with Gold for April 2020: Project Cars and more

Every month, Xbox One gamers can download and play a selection of free games as part of an Xbox Live Gold subscription.Xbox Live Gold is more than just free games though. It also gives Xbox One X, Xbox One S or even original Xbox One owners the chance to play their games online and discounts […]

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Ring Doorbell 3 and 3 Plus announced, add dual-band Wi-Fi and coming in April

As previously leaked, Ring has announced two upgraded additions to its doorbell range in the form of the Ring Video Doorbell 3 and Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus.Both look similar to each other and the previous generation doorbell. However, they add a couple of enhancements over the Video Doorbell 2, with the Plus model getting […]

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You can now ask Alexa "why did you do that?" in the UK

UK users can now ask Amazon’s virtual assistant “Alexa, why did you do that?” Amazon says the feature is helpful when you want to know why Alexa responded in a certain way or took a particular action.The feature was previously announced by Amazon’s head of devices Dave Limp at its Seattle launch event last September […]

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PS Plus free PS4 games list for April 2020: Uncharted 4 and more

Each month, PS4 and PS4 Pro owners who subscribe to Sony’s PlayStation Plus service get to download and play a great selection of free games.PS Plus is PlayStation’s online gaming service, which provides access to multiplayer gaming and other benefits, including money off many digital purchases. It also gives a great line-up of free titles […]

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