There are times where you want to send across a message or a video but you don't want the recipient to see it more than once. That's pretty much the reason why Snapchat was invented. However, the concept has since been picked up by various other applications, and Facebook-owned WhatsApp is the latest one to jump on the disappearing messages bandwagon, as the company has now announced.
Google discontinued the Nest IQ outdoor camera at the beginning of the year but promised a new lineup of cameras would land later during the year. The company seemed to be delivering on its promise as a "wireless streaming device," most likely a security camera, passed through the FCC in March. We're one step closer to getting our hands on these new products, as the company mistakenly published them on its online store for a short while.
Although Fitbit has yet to pivot to Wear OS 3, its current lineup of wearables are still outstanding fitness trackers in their own right. The Sense smartwatch is its most advanced gadget yet, with superb battery life and Google Assistant built right in. If you've been waiting for a great deal to pick one up, today's the day. You can grab a Fitbit Sense from Amazon for just $220.
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Say you're going through a particularly long survey or quiz on a Google Form, but you can't get through all of it before the internet, the power, or your battery goes down. Up to now, it was tough luck! You've had to put in all of your responses again from scratch. But a new feature that's just come out of beta might provide the answer for your unsubmitted answers.
Logging into a random site with your Google account? You can forget about jumping into a separate splash page — the company has developed a new set of APIs under one banner called Google Identity Services and have enabled an expedient method to get you authenticated faster.
Spotify, the musicaudio streaming service, is testing a more affordable way to access some of the functionality normally reserved for full-paying Premium members. Called Spotify Plus, the new tier will let users skip as many tracks as they'd like.
Buying refurbished might not be as much fun as buying new — you don't get the satisfaction of popping open a fresh package and being the first person to use your new thing — but it can be a good way to save some serious cash. Right now, eBay's running a big ol' sale on refurbished products, including Sony's WH-1000XM4 headphones, MacBooks, smartwatches, and more, and the savings are substantial: 15 percent off refurbished prices, up to a $100 discount.
Last year, RedMagic refreshed the RedMagic 5G as the RedMagic 5S, but there weren't many differences between the two, raising the question of why the 5S was necessary to begin with. This year, the RedMagic 6 is seeing a significant change with the looming launch of the RedMagic 6R. The 6R has slimmed down significantly while retaining the majority of its high-end gaming features. For $500, you get a Snapdragon 888, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, a quad camera, a 4200mAh battery that supports 30W charging, all in a package that's easily pocketable. The software still stinks, but there's no arguing that this hardware is a stupendous value.