Mercedes-Benz’s voice assistant will soon support Samsung SmartThings

For the last few years, Subaru and Tesla drivers have been able to control their smart home devices from their car through EVEConnect, which requires a paid plan. This, however, is the first integration of a native in-car voice assistant with a smart home platform. As such, you won’t need to set up CarPlay, Android…

Jon Stewart’s next TV show is coming to Apple TV+

Whatever the outcome of the November 3rd presidential election, Jon Stewart will be there to give his take on the politics of the day thanks to a new deal the comedian has signed with Apple. The Hollywood Reporter reports Stewart will host a new series for Apple TV+ that will see him touch on current…

Apple’s latest acquisition uses AI to figure out what’s in your videos

As Bloomberg suggests, Apple could leverage the tech Vilynx was working on in a number of ways. An obvious compliment is Photos where Vilynx’s software could make the app’s search functionality more robust, especially when it comes to videos. Apple’s TV and News app would benefit in a similar way, as would Siri. Another possibility,…

Claw Grip Your Way Around the Best Xbox Series X (and Series S) Accessories

Graphic: Quentyn Kennemer I’m not crying, you’re crying! That’s my elementary response whenever someone notices how distraught I am that the Xbox Series X is still so hard to come by. I haven’t gotten my pre-order in yet, a real shame considering we’re just a few weeks out from launch. With an Xbox One X…

The 10 Best Deals of October 27, 2020

Gif: Juliana Clark Best Deals of the DayBest Deals of the DayThe best deals from around the web, updated daily. Tuesday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals It’s October 27, and we at Kinja Deals are here to bring you the top 10 deals of the day. Kick back with some vegan CBD gummies. Prep for…

The F(x)tec Pro1-X is a nerdy phone for nerdy people

F(x)tec “The main reason we created the Pro1-X was to offer our users a choice. Every phone launched either runs Android or iOS, and even the best Android phones require rooting to be able to truly customize the experience,” said XDA Chief Content Officer Nirave Gondhia.    The Pro 1’s specs were modest by 2019 standards,…

Put Your Ear to the Best Smart Speakers Worth Buying, According to Reviewers

Photo: Adam Clark Estes (Gizmodo Featured Product: Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) | $50 I’m nostalgic for many things old tech. I miss the Game Boy Advance SP’s nifty clamshell design. I long for my Motorola Droid’s slide-out keyboard, despite the fact I’m probably faster at typing on my touch screen at this point. Advertisement…

Google Says It Is Prohibiting Political Ads for a Week After November 3

Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty Images) Google, like Facebook, is banning all ads related to the 2020 elections for a week after Nov. 3, the company wrote in a blog post on Tuesday. Advertisement Experts estimate as much as 50 to 70 percent of the ballot this year will come in via mail, a method which…

Vizio’s rotating Dolby Atmos soundbar is now available for $1,000

All the way back at CES, Vizio showed off a premium soundbar with channels that rotate upwards whenever it’s outputting Dolby Atmos and DTS:X encoded audio. Those speakers can blast audio off your ceiling to bolster height effects and they’ll point forwards during stereo or 5.1 playback. The Elevate Sound Bar caught our attention in…