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Amazon-owned Eero and Ring launch new mesh Wi-Fi station, security cameras at killer prices

Amazon has made a busy day for the consuming public: we've just parsed our way through the Echo speakers, the smart oven, other smart ephemera, and a raft of booster shots to Alexa. Now, we're covering the Amazon subsidiaries that have products coming out this fall. For eero, it has revamped its mesh Wi-Fi base station while Ring has a pair of cameras and a bridge between its Alarm hub and older alarm systems. Both are putting price pressure on their respective marketplaces.

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Amazon debuts new Echo Show 8 smart display, noise-reducing earbuds, and more

When it comes to selling what it makes, Amazon's Echo speakers are the company's bread and butter. But those speakers were, at one point, experiments and they've had their time to grow — just as much as that AmazonBasics microwave turned into a smart oven, but whatevs. So, we're here to talk about the new Echo Show smart display, wireless earbuds, a lamp, a pair of sort-of-smart glasses and a sort-of-smart ring.

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Android 10 Go edition promises fast encryption, faster multi-tasking

The tech sector loves to talk about how the next billion smartphone users will come online. Google has backed one option, the feature phone-based KaiOS, as well as putting work into a modified version of its platform, Android Go edition. The company has been able to claim success with Go as over 80% of entry-level Android phone purchases in the last 18 months. Now, Google has given Android 10 its own Go edition, hoping to capitalize on recent performance improvements, feature additions, and size savings to its apps.

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Pixelbook 2 may be an old-fashioned Chromebook coming out as Pixelbook Go

Little has been made of last year's Pixel Slate: an overcomplicated hardware form factor that made using its rather simple Chrome OS somewhat challenging. It made customers contort to buying keyboards and pens. Critics have said Google should've just stuck to a laptop. Well, perhaps the Pixelbook Go may be the laptop you've wanted since last year... from last year.

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Samsung's Galaxy A20s is a cheaper A20 for South Asia

The Galaxy Fold isn't the only new version of an old device in town from Samsung. The company is in the middle of updating some of its A-series smartphones with newer variants signified with an 's' suffix at the end of the model name. This time around, we're talking about the Galaxy A20s hitting south Asia.

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Google Play Pass debuts as your ticket to over 350 apps, $2/mo. for the first year

Small question for you: how much can you get out of the internet for just $5? A few weeks of basic Netflix. Two weeks of Spotify Premium. Not much else. Apple, however, has been trying hard to make $5 a month an appealing price point for its extended TV and gaming offerings. Google has been working on a response for its Android constituents the past several months. Now, as Play Pass finally comes to life, we're wondering how much of a value you're going to get.

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Galaxy Fold available only at AT&T, Best Buy, and Samsung stores starting Friday

For the people itching to spend upwards of $2,000 to own a Samsung Galaxy Fold, the past several months have been two challenges and a half. From a breakdown in its design to an editorial breakdown, it has taken until this month to re-establish interest (and cancel all pre-orders) on reinforced phablets. Today, the company has announced that anyone in the U.S. who wants a Fold will have to rush to an AT&T, Best Buy, or Samsung Experience Store this Friday to grab one.

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Grab a fresh Oktoberfest mug and bugdroid figure from Dead Zebra for $25

Oktoberfest begins tomorrow! Or tonight if you're coming off work. Or yesterday. Hey, we don't judge. But we also don't encourage the drowning of your sorrows for the fact that the Android mascot has been reduced to a mere figurehead of what it used to be. No! You can appreciate the entire bugdroid with a whole figure to celebrate the Oktoberfest season! Dead Zebra has a new Android minifigure and an ornamental stein to boot.

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Nokia 7.2 comes to the US on September 30, up for pre-order now

Nokia is well-regarded for clean, bloat-free software coming with fast, reliable updates. We can assume that the same is true for the company's new mid-range phone, the 7.2, launched during IFA in Berlin. The company has announced that it's coming to the US starting September 30, and you can already pre-order it now.

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Facebook refreshes Portal family, adds new Mini model and camera-only option for TVs

Bastion of privacy Facebook remains ridiculously insistent on wanting a presence in your home — something with microphones and a camera involved. So, it has come up with a new range of Portal smart displays and video chat peripherals for 2019. These include an update 10" design, a new 8" screen, and Portal TV, what's essentially a camera bar that plugs into your TV set.

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