Soon, you might be able to use Google Duo on the web

So far, using Google Duo has been limited to smartphones, tablets, and the majority of Chromebooks. In the near future though, the Google Duo video chat service could work on your laptop or desktop computer through your internet browser.

This new rumor comes from an anonymous source speaking with 9to5Google. According to the source, the web version of Duo will work in the Google Chrome browser (naturally) as well as other competing browsers like Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari.

Since the service will be browser-based, we can assume there will be browser notifications for incoming calls and other alerts.

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However, it’s unclear how fully-functional the web version of Duo will be. For example, we don’t know if it will support the “knock knock” feature or the popular video messaging feature.

The anonymous source claims that we should see Google Duo for the web at some point in the coming weeks.

Google recently brought Messages (formerly known as Android Messages) to the web, which is one of its other consumer-focused messaging services. With Google Duo and Messages both available via a browser, it should encourage user adoption. That’s good news for Google, as other messaging services — especially those owned by Facebook, which are joining forces — are way ahead of the game.

What do you think? Will you use Google Duo on the web if and when it arrives? Let us know in the comments!

NEXT: Google Duo reaches one billion downloads

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Attack on Titan: Assault is up for pre-registration on the Play Store

Are you patiently waiting for the fourth season of Attack on Titan? You might want to look at Attack on Titan: Assault, the mobile incarnation of the popular anime series.

Previous Attack on Titan games for consoles and handheld systems were open-world action games that let you explore the world and fight Titans in real time. Attack on Titan: Assault still lets you explore the world in real time, but fights are now turn-based with quick time events showing up here and there.

Attack on Titan: Assault also features a card-building mechanic. Characters like Eren Jaeger, Mikasa Ackerman, Armin Arlert, and many more exist in the form of cards. You can then use the cards to assemble your team.



It’s worth paying attention to who’s on your team. Certain combinations, such as the 104th Trainees and Squad Levi, trigger special bond abilities during battle. You can also upgrade and get equipment for each card, further increasing a character’s abilities in fights.

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In addition to a single-player mode, Attack on Titan: Assault also lets you play alongside and against other players. Finally, the game pulls various locations like Shiganshina, Trost, Calaneth, the Forest of Giant Trees, and more from the anime series.

You can pre-register Attack on Titan: Assault on the Play Store at the link below.

T-Mobile could launch its long-awaited free TV streaming service in weeks

For well over a year now, we’ve been awaiting the launch of the long-gestating T-Mobile TV streaming service. Now, according to a rumor originating from Cheddar, that day could be only weeks away.

According to Cheddar, the T-Mobile TV service — the name of which is not yet known — will be free, ad-supported, and show both live and pre-recorded content. T-Mobile customers will be able to watch the service on their smartphones, tablets, or other internet-connected devices.

To be clear, this likely is not the separate, “disruptive TV service” T-Mobile CEO John Legere talked about last year. This service will be more akin to AT&T’s Watch TV service or the now-defunct Go90 app from Verizon, whereas we assume the “disruptive” service will be more along the lines of something like YouTube TV, which aims to replace cable TV packages.

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However, it could be that this service and the “disruptive” service are one-and-the-same.

Either way, the T-Mobile TV streaming product will be based on technology from Layer3, which T-Mobile acquired in 2018. Layer3 offers consumers a way to watch over-the-air channels through an internet stream, rather than needing a traditional antenna. Layer3 is only available in certain U.S. markets for now.

It’s quite possible the delays in the rollout of this T-Mobile service is due to the company needing more time to license content. However, we won’t really know much about what’s happened until T-Mobile makes the announcement.

What do you think? Are you a T-Mobile customer who will enjoy this free service, or would you think about switching to T-Mobile when this service becomes available? Let us know in the comments!

NEXT: T-Mobile now has a 600MHz hotspot, going for $3 per month

Everyone seems to be making high-end headphones except Google

Microsoft Surface Headphones Microsoft

  • Microsoft released a set of high-end wireless headphones at the end of 2018.
  • Now, both Apple and Sonos are reportedly also making premium over-ear headphones.
  • Why don’t high-end headphones made by Google exist?

In October last year, we found out that Microsoft had secretly developed a set of high-end over-the-ear headphones which eventually hit the market as Microsoft Surface Headphones. The noise-canceling cans are intended to directly compete with the industry-standards of the Bose QC35 and Sony WH-1000XM3.

Today, we’ve heard two new rumors regarding high-end headphones from major tech companies. The first is not-so-surprising, which is that premium speaker manufacturer Sonos is planning to release a set of headphones that will also likely compete with Bose’s and Sony’s flagships. Those could launch sometime in 2020.

Second, we heard a more surprising rumor, which is that Apple might be dipping its hat into the premium headphone market by releasing a pair of Apple-branded cans. This is surprising because Apple paid $3 billion for Beats in 2014 and has sold that brand’s products in its own stores and elsewhere ever since. In essence, a set of Apple headphones would place the company in competition with itself.

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Microsoft entered the ring last year, and now Sonos and Apple are likely getting into the premium headphones game, too. Meanwhile, general electronics companies like TCL are branching out into the budget and mid-tier market.

This all begets the question: where’s Google?

Granted, there are already two sets of Google headphones: the Google Pixel Buds and the Google Pixel USB-C earbuds. However, neither of these products would be considered high-end and neither have the premium aura that only over-ear, noise-canceling, totally wireless headphones can give. It also should be said that the Google Pixel Buds, in particular, didn’t get the greatest reviews.

The headphone market is crowded, yes, but that doesn’t seem to be stopping Apple. So why would it stop Google?

Google might not see any reason to get into the already-crowded premium headphone market, but this news from Apple and Sonos might force its hand, so to speak. After all, Apple’s iPhone revenue isn’t where the company would want it to be, so it needs new products to bring in new cash. If Apple makes a big push with a set of headphones that carry the Apple name, Google might have no choice but to respond if only to keep parity with the world’s most successful company.

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When you think about it, though, a set of premium Google headphones would likely do very well, especially if Google baked-in Google Assistant. And I’m not talking about having fast-access to Assistant on your phone through the headphones — I’m talking about Google Assistant working with the headphones even if your phone isn’t connected. Over-ear headphones would likely be big enough that Google could feasibly put enough hardware inside to make them kind of like a smart speaker you wear on your head.

That’s just an idea, but it does show that just because the premium headphone market is crowded doesn’t mean Google couldn’t offer something truly enticing.

What do you think? Would you buy a pair of Google-branded over-ear ‘phones if they were similarly priced to something like the Bose QC35? Let us know in the comments.

NEXT: USB-C audio is dead

These are the 5 best smart coffee makers you can buy

Who doesn’t love having a hot mug of coffee every morning to recharge the mind? This is exactly why a good coffee maker plays such a vital role in every coffee lover’s life, but using an old school coffee maker is just scratching the surface on what you can do at home in 2019. Imagine a smart coffee maker that can brew various types of coffee on its own and gives you more control than a traditional pot. That’s exactly what you’ll find with the latest smart coffee makers. 

Let’s jump right in and take a look at some of the best smart coffee makers you can buy right now.

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Smarter Coffee (2nd Gen)

Best Smart Coffee Makers

Supported by iOS and Android, the Smarter Coffee pot lets you set alarms and brews coffee accordingly. Not only this, with its home mode feature the machine can even start brewing coffee for you once you enter the home and of course you can set it to brew at specific times during the day.

That’s not all, you can even personalize your coffee maker by setting coffee strength, type, pre-heating time and whether you want 4 to 12 cups brewed. Thanks to its warming plate, you can pre-heat the coffee and keep it warm for up to 40 minutes, and there’s also a water sensor that lets you know the number of coffee mugs you can get from it. 

Smart device fans will also be happy to learn you can connect this machine with other Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant supported devices.

The Smarter Coffee is priced at $320, which isn’t exactly cheap but there are certainly a lot of features here. The Smarter Coffee also offers an in-app replenishment system, so you can get the coffee and tea delivered to your home. All you need is to select your favorite brand from the app. 

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Nescafé É Smart Coffee Maker

Nescafé É Smart Coffee Maker

This coffee maker isn’t just smart, it also looks great on your kitchen counter. Being app-supported and Bluetooth enabled, this device lets you control the brewing process from anywhere. In fact, you can brew 15 types of coffees using this product. Moreover, the device takes only 60 to 90 seconds to prepare the coffee, and thanks to its design it makes virtually no noise in the process.

Thanks to its stainless steel thermal insulated E mug and leak-proof lid, you can take the mug anywhere you want. Plus, the device weighs less than a kilogram, which makes it quite a portable device. The Nescafe E Smart Coffee Maker is priced at $188 and includes a 210 ml mug, smart dock, dosing spoon, a 200g Nestle Classic, and a one year warranty. 


Mr.Coffee Smart Coffee Maker

Mr Coffee Smart Coffee maker

Supported by the WeMo app, the Mr. Coffee Smart Coffee Maker lets you set timers and reminders for brewing coffee. In a hurry and don’t want to wait for the whole pot to brew? There’s a handy Auto Pause feature. With its great capacity, the machine can prepare up to 10 coffee mugs for you.

By sending you notifications on your mobile, the machine notifies you about the status of coffee and water present in its container. Compatible with iOS ( seven or later) and Android (4.0 or later) devices, the machine can be connected with your other smart home appliances, if they share the same Wi-Fi network.


Breville Smart Grinder Pro

Best coffee maker smart

Available in steel, red and sesame black color, the Breville Smart Grinder Pro includes a coffee grinder, dock, and other accessories. With its efficient design, the grinder grinds the coffee beans keeping its essential oil intact. Besides this, the grinder grinds the bean at the minimum heat which keeps the beans’ contents unaffected. The grinder also allows you to set how long it grounds, with a minimum time of .2 seconds and a max time of 60 seconds. 

Available for only $198, the machine displays the settings, time and number of cups or shots on its LCD display. The product includes two different sizesd of portafilter cradles, a grinding container with a lid, and a cleaning brush.


Illy Y5 Espresso and Coffee Machine

Best coffee machine

Supported by Amazon Dash Replenishment, the Illy Y5 Espresso and Coffee Machine is more than a coffee maker as it can reorder your coffee straight from Amazon when you run low.

Enabled with the app, the machine exclusively brews illy espresso and coffee capsules. Due to its aluminum, tempered and compact glass body, the product is ideal for small spaces. Further,  you can adjust the coffee temperature and volume using the app, while it also tracks daily coffee consumption.

Available for $219, this smart device also makes for a smart investment.


No matter if you are a professional barista or just a coffee lover, we are sure that the skills of these best smart coffee makers will stun you. Any other great smart coffee makers we missed? Let us know about them in the comments. 

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New Samsung UHD OLED 15.6-inch laptop display looks awesome (and expensive)

A photo of a prototype laptop featuring the new Samsung UHD OLED 15.6-inch display. Samsung

Today, Samsung Display announced the launch of a new UHD OLED 15.6-inch display for laptops. Samsung refers to the display as a “world’s first,” due to there being no 15.6-inch laptops yet on the market with UHD OLED panels.

Samsung Display says the new laptop panel will go into mass production beginning sometime in February 2019.

The panels will have a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, a brightness level ranging from 0.0005 to 600 nits, and a dynamic contrast ratio of 120,000:1. When you compare an OLED panel to that of an LCD, you can see blacks that are 200 times darker and whites that are twice as bright.

The new display provides a spectrum of 3.4 million colors which is double that of similarly-sized LCD panels. However, OLED panels notoriously require more power than a comparable LCD panel, so all those colors and that high contrast ratio is going to likely come at a cost of shorter battery life.

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Samsung Display, though, is only really concerned about making great displays, so the power consumption is likely an afterthought. It will be up to third-party companies to figure out how to get the most power efficiency out of the unit.

Speaking of which, this UHD OLED panel is obviously geared to the ultra-premium laptop market, and Samsung Display says it will focus on selling the panel “for use in premium notebooks produced by leading manufacturers.” I guess that means we can assume we won’t see this panel in a Samsung laptop at first — and we can expect the laptops it does appear in to be quite pricey.

Samsung isn’t the only company prepping ultra-premium laptop displays for 2019 models. Dell is expected to launch the 2019 edition of the Dell XPS 15 with a 4K OLED panel in March. Being that the Dell XPS 13 and 15 are some of the highest-rated laptops on the market, this Samsung display might give Dell a run for its money.

NEXT: Folding Samsung phone tipped for two batteries to power its two displays

Deal: Take 60% off Cresuer Touchwave Bluetooth Earbuds

We know that great sound is important to you, so we’re always on the lookout for big deals on high-quality Bluetooth earbuds.

The Cresuer Touchwave Bluetooth Earbuds fit the bill perfectly, combining minimalist design with state-of-the-art technology. Check out the video above to see what we mean. 

Carbon nanotube diaphragms are the next generation of sound technology, allowing Cresuer to deliver superior sound to your ears. Back this up with CVC noise cancellation technology, plus further noise isolation coming via the silicone eartips, and you’ve got a pleasing all-round listening experience.

Each bud weighs in at just five grams and fits comfortably in your ear, allowing you to answer calls or skip a tune with a single tap

Cresuer Touchwave Bluetooth Earbuds

We accept that we’re hardly fashion gurus, but we think they look pretty damn stylish too.

We’re spotlighting the Touchwave Bluetooth Earbuds today because they’ve taken a considerable price drop. Previously retailing around $100, right now they’re down to just $39.99. This includes the charging case and all other accessories. At that price, they’re well worth a look.

Touchwave Bluetooth Earbuds at a glance:

  • Control songs or answer calls with a simple tap, without any extra pressure on your ear.
  • Make clear calls thanks to CVC Noise Cancellation technology and total noise isolation from silicone eartips.
  • Keep your earbuds in place during hard workouts with three different sizes to choose from and sweat resistance.
  • Listen to music for three hours on a single charge, or up to 12 hours when using the charging box.
  • Charge the buds up to four full times while on the go with the wireless charging case.

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New Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon has SD 3100, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage

A promotional image of the 2019 version of the Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon smartwatch with Wear OS. Droid Life

Fashion brand Louis Vuitton is going to release an updated version of the 2017 Tambour Horizon, via Droid Life. The 2019 version of the Louis Vuitton smartwatch will pack some high-end specs — and we expect it to have a high-end price to match.

In 2017, the Tambour Horizon launched with a 1.2-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 390 x 390, a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and a 300mAh battery.

The 2019 version of the Louis Vuitton smartwatch improves on almost all of the specs: you get a 1.3-inch AMOLED display at the same resolution as the previous model, the brand new Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. That battery size stays the same at 300mAh.

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Theoretically, the battery-saving advancements of the 3100 chipset should make the watch last longer on a full charge than the previous model, even though the batteries are the same size. However, the jury is still out on exactly how much the 3100 chipset actually improves battery efficiency.

The smartwatch will have an NFC chip for contactless payments but unfortunately won’t have a heart rate sensor. It will feature water resistance up to 30 meters but doesn’t appear to have built-in GPS. So while the raw specs are impressive, it’s clear the watch isn’t perfect.

However, most people who buy things from Louis Vuitton are doing so for the brand name, not the functionality. The $1,000 Louis Vuitton true wireless earbuds are a testament to that.

Louis Vuitton hasn’t released pricing for the 2019 version of the Tambour Horizon, but the 2017 model started at a jaw-dropping $2,450. We can expect the 2019 version to be a similar price.

NEXT: Louis Vuitton’s new wireless earbuds cost $1,000 — as dumb as it sounds

Motorola’s website leaks all of the Moto G7 phones

A leaked render apparently showing the Moto G7. MySmartPrice

We know what the Moto G7 series might look like. We know what the Moto G7 series might cost. At this point, the only thing left is for Motorola to unveil the mid-range smartphones. Motorola Brazil’s website accidentally did just that last night, as spotted by CNET en Español.

The leak confirms the Moto G7’s waterdrop-style notch at the top of the display, along with the reduced bezels on the top, bottom, and sides. It also confirms the retention of the headphone jack, which you can find next to the USB-C port on the bottom of the phone.

The leak also reveals the Moto G7’s specifications. According to the Motorola Brazil website, the Moto G7 features a 6.24-inch display with Full HD+ (2,270 x 1,080) resolution, dual rear 12 and 5MP cameras, an 8MP selfie camera, Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 632 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a 3,000mAh battery.

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Funny enough, Motorola Brazil’s website also leaked the Moto G7 Play, Moto G7 Power, and Moto G7 Plus. All of the phones mostly feature the same specs, save for lower-resolution displays on the Moto G7 Play and Power, the huge 5,000mAh battery in the Moto G7 Power, and the slightly-beefier Snapdragon 636 and 16MP primary rear camera on the Moto G7 Plus.

Because these leaks came from Motorola Brazil’s website, we don’t entirely doubt their validity. That said, Motorola hasn’t yet officially announced the Moto G7 phones, so take any leak with a grain of sale.

The leak didn’t mention pricing details for the Moto G7 series. That said, a previous leak alleged that the Moto G7 Play might start at around $170 in most of Europe. The Moto G7 Power might start at around $238 in most of Europe.