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The best smart home devices you can buy right now (Spring 2020)

Millions of homes now contain a smart assistant speaker of some variety and sales of IoT products continue to grow as the market matures and prices come down across the sector. With so many options available, it's hard to know what to buy, and that's where we come in — this is a selection of our favorite smart home gadgets. Whether you want to just dip your toes in the water with a cheap Google Nest Mini or dive into the deep end with smart lights, cameras, thermostats, doorbells, and so on — we’ve got you covered.

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Nvidia GeForce Now gains 8 new titles as it switches to weekly new release schedule

Nvidia's game streaming service has been hit by an exodus of big studios like 2K Games, Bethesda, and Activision Blizzard, but GeForce Now seems to remain insanely popular nevertheless — due to rising demand, you currently can't sign up for it in Europe and some trail Pro accounts have been downgraded. That might be because despite the big studio losses, the game library on the service continues to grow. To make these new releases on the platform more predictable, Nvidia has announced that it wants to add most new games every Thursday going forward.

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The new Nvidia Shield TV stick is on sale for $130, $20 off (Update: More stores)

Nvidia released two new Shield TV devices late last year: a sequel to the existing Shield set-top box, and a new slightly-cheaper streaming stick. The latter usually costs $150, but it has already gone on sale for $130 once. If you missed out on that deal, here's another chance to get the new stick at a lower price.

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GeForce Now loses 2K Games as studios continue to pull out of cloud service

Now that Activision Blizzard and Bethesda have both pulled their titles from the Nvidia GeForce Now game streaming service, 2K is the next developer to join in on the fun. Nvidia recently made a post on its forum to announce that 2K's titles have indeed been removed from the streaming service, though it would appear that Nvidia is working with 2K Games to re-enable the removed titles in the future.

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LineageOS drops support for Nexus 6P, Pixel C, and 14 other Oreo devices

LineageOS is the most popular custom ROM around, boasting support for dozens of popular phones. While most new development in the past year has focused on bringing Android 9 Pie to new devices, Lineage has continued to offer an Oreo ROM for older phones, but that option is sadly going away.

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Bethesda pulls its games from Nvidia GeForce Now, just days after Activision

GeForce Now's promise of being able to stream all your existing PC games isn't quite panning out. Activision Blizzard pulled all its games from GeForce Now shortly after the service left beta status, saying it wants to negotiate new terms with Nvidia, and now Bethesda Softworks has done the same.

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Nvidia GeForce Now loses Activision Blizzard’s entire catalog (Update: More info)

One of the biggest fears around game streaming services is that without a physical copy of your game in-hand, what happens when a company decides to just stop making a title available one day? That's the situation now staring GeForce Now users in the face, as much to the woes of Nvidia, Activision Blizzard — the maker of the famous Call of Duty series — is pulling all its titles from the streaming service.

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All the companies that have withdrawn from MWC

The coronavirus outbreak is shaking up the tech world, leading to factory and store shutdowns all over China. This could mean we'll see some production shortages, but fears of the virus spread also have more tangible effects. Many companies have decided to withdraw from or limit their availability at MWC 2020, slated to begin February 24. To hinder contamination, the fair organizer GSMA has put a vast number of actions in motion to keep attendees as safe as possible.

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Nvidia GeForce Now game streaming leaves beta, new paid plan offers priority access and ray-tracing graphics

Nvidia's game streaming service has been in perpetual closed beta for years, though it has been free for everyone since 2018. Google Stadia was the catalyst for a game streaming battle, with Sony and Microsoft both rushing to bring their services to the masses, and now Nvidia is ready to do the same with GeForce Now.

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Nvidia Shield TV 2019 gets its first discount at $130 ($20 off) (Update: Extra $5 off at B&H)

Nvidia introduced the two newest products in its Shield line of Android TV devices: the cylindrical Shield TV dongle and the more box-like Shield TV Pro. The slim, discrete Shield TV has received its first real discount since release. While it typically retails for $150, you can now pick one up for $130 from many retailers.

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