Ecobee Premium thermostat leaks with built-in Siri and Alexa support

From The Verge: Smart home company Ecobee appears ready to release two new smart thermostats — the Ecobee Enhanced and the Ecobee Premium — ZatzNotFunny reports. The Enhanced model has appeared in a post on Reddit, while the Premium has leaked via a retail listing from Canadian Tire. Between them...

Uber Eats Pilots Autonomous Vehicle and Robot Deliveries in LA

From PC Mag: Uber Eats is launching two autonomous delivery pilots in Los Angeles with Serve Robotics and Motional.

The programs—set for an official reveal at today's Go/Get 2022 global product event—will bring robotic sidewalk and autonomous vehicle deliveries to the largest city in California....

Netflix Is Considering Live Streaming, Report Says

From CNET: Netflix may be adding live streaming to its repertoire. The streaming giant is exploring the option for unscripted shows and stand-up comedy specials, according to a Friday report from Deadline.

Deadline speculates that Netflix could use livestream support to air live reunion specials...

Neat Worker Bee II Review (Page 1 of 4)

I was recently in a game with a few of my friends as we were playing some League of Legends. We had a full five-man stack, so we were all focused on the game, even if it was the casual ARAM mode. Partway through the game, one of my friends was playing a marksman and throwing axes at the opponent. It was clear he was solely focused on getting the kill, so he did not realize his own health until it was too late. His character died and his screen...

Google’s new Pixel Watch is also your next Fitbit

From PC World: Android fans have been waiting an entire year to see more options for the new and improved Wear OS 3 watches, since the only one that came out last year was Samsung’s exclusive Galaxy Watch4. At Google I/O 2022, the company announced the much-anticipated (and much-leaked) Pixel Watch...

Facebook Pay Is Being Renamed Meta Pay

From PC Mag: The Meta-fication of the internet continues with the rebranding of Facebook's mobile payment platform to Meta Pay.

Customers can expect to see the name change "soon," according to Stephane Kasriel(Opens in a new window), head of commerce and financial technologies at Meta....

Elon Musk's $44B Twitter Deal 'Temporarily on Hold'

From CNET: Elon Musk's $44B deal to buy Twitter is temporarily on hold, the tech entrepreneur tweeted on Friday, alongside a link to a Reuters article about spam accounts. The article reported that Twitter had said in a filing that false or spam accounts represented fewer than 5% of its monetizable...

Google Pixel 7 With New Tensor Chip Teased Ahead of Fall Launch

From CNET: Google provided an early look at its Pixel 7 and 7 Pro phones during its Google I/O conference on Wednesday. Both devices will be launching in the fall with a new version of Google's Tensor processor, Android 13 and a more refined version of the Pixel 6's general design.

Google didn't...

AT&T, Verizon Will Sell Different Pixel 6a Models

From PC Mag: They did it again—AT&T and Verizon will be selling two different models of Google's new Pixel 6a phone. The difference is millimeter-wave 5G - a change which makes Verizon's unit $50 more expensive than AT&T's.

Verizon says its Pixel 6a, coming on July 21, will support all three...

Bethesda’s Starfield and Redfall have been delayed to 2023

From The Verge: Starfield, the biggest upcoming title from Microsoft-owned Bethesda, has been delayed to the first half of 2023, according to a tweet from the studio. The game was originally set to launch on November 11th, 2022, an homage to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s release date. The new space...

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