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Fossil’s new Gen 6 smartwatch taps into the power of Qualcomm’s latest chip, ready and waiting for Wear OS 3

Fossil’s new Gen 6 smartwatch taps into the power of Qualcomm’s latest chip, ready and waiting for Wear OS 3

Fossil’s long been a leading figure in the Android smartwatch segment, releasing some of our favorite hardware over the years, like the 2018 Fossil Sport and the 2019 Q Gen 5. After offering an incremental update to the tried and true Gen 5 in 2020, Fossil’s back in a big way with the new Gen 6 smartwatch collection.

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The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are getting a new Android 12 Developer Preview

The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are getting a new Android 12 Developer Preview

The merger of OxygenOS and ColorOS, as part of OnePlus becoming essentially a subbrand of Oppo, has been coming for some time, and the merged OS should begin arriving for all supported smartphones with the upcoming Android 12 release. If you're currently enrolled in the OnePlus Developer Preview program on your 9 or 9 Pro, you can get an early look with a new release now arriving for your phone.

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Amazon's Smart Thermostat wants to power your home's heating and cooling for $70 less than Nest

Amazon's Smart Thermostat wants to power your home's heating and cooling for $70 less than Nest

There are plenty of gadgets that first spring to mind when you think about a "smart home." Light bulbs, cameras, maybe even automatic locks on your front door — a lot goes into upgrading your home, but for many of us, it started with our first smart thermostat. Controlling the climate of your house while away is a great way to save some cash, but the barrier to entry has always been pretty high. With Amazon's latest gadget, it's cheaper than ever to upgrade your heating and cooling system.

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NBCUniversal tried to force Google to bundle YouTube TV and Peacock

NBCUniversal tried to force Google to bundle YouTube TV and Peacock

At the moment Google and NBCUniversal are in the middle of an old-fashioned carrier dispute, arguing over who should pay who and how much for access to NBC channels on YouTube TV. These kinds of fights are a dime a dozen with cable and satellite providers, as are the insulting "call your cable company/call the channel owners to complain" attempts to get consumers to pick a side. But according to an industry researcher, this familiar story has a new streaming twist.

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Digital car key support for the Galaxy S21+ and S21 Ultra is finally coming

Digital car key support for the Galaxy S21+ and S21 Ultra is finally coming

There's a good chance your smartphone has already replaced your wallet — I rarely pull out my debit card when making a purchase anymore — and it's coming for your car keys next. In January, Samsung announced its "digital key" feature alongside the Galaxy S21 for any UWB-equipped smartphone, but we haven't heard much about it since. With October's security update now arriving, the company has finally returned with some integration.

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You can now register to buy Amazon's flying Ring camera robot

You can now register to buy Amazon's flying Ring camera robot

Wow, it's been almost exactly a year since Amazon announced its Ring Always Home Cam. It's a little bitty Wi-Fi security cam that hangs off a quadcopter drone, and roams around your house like an adorable hunter-killer robot from Terminator. Well, it's finally ready for prime time (Prime time?), at least if you're lucky enough to get an invitation to use it.

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Fairphone 4 leaks reveal even more upgrades, including 5G

Fairphone 4 leaks reveal even more upgrades, including 5G

Fairphone devices have a pretty beautiful concept behind them — they're designed to be "fairer" than the competition. This means a lower environmental impact than your average smartphone and decent working conditions for the people making them throughout the supply chain. The Fairphone company is also a heavy proponent of right-to-repair and the phones feature a modular design to make it easier and less costly to fix. The follow-up to 2019's Fairphone 3 has now leaked, showing off several improvements over its predecessor.

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Google Meet's animated video backgrounds are now available on Android

Google Meet's animated video backgrounds are now available on Android

Millions of workers are still relying on video calls to stay in touch with their co-workers each and every day. To help with daily routines, Google Meet has continued to improve and advance, offering live translations for captions while giving your lighting situation a much-needed boost. In June, video backgrounds arrived on the web to compete with Zoom. If you take most of your calls on the go, you can finally customize the  backdrop on Android starting today.

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Plug into the Nebula Soundbar with built-in Fire TV for its lowest price

Plug into the Nebula Soundbar with built-in Fire TV for its lowest price

You might have an odd TV you want to use that fits a certain need you've got, but would like to smarten up. If you also happen to need improved audio with that TV set, maybe you should pick up Anker's Nebula Soundbar with built-in Fire TV, now at a record-matching price.

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Samsung's Galaxy A52 is back down to just $400 at Amazon

Samsung's Galaxy A52 is back down to just $400 at Amazon

You don't have to break an arm and a leg to get a great phone these days, and Samsung's Galaxy A-series is evidence of that. With some incredible devices at affordable price points, getting some of the best features from the Galaxy S21 for a fraction of the cost is easy. In June, Samsung's Galaxy A52 dropped to just $400, an absolute steal for its 120Hz display. If you missed out, you've got another chance — it's back down to that all-time low price yet again.

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