Leak Tips 'Google Home Hub' Smart Display

From PC Mag: Google will reportedly unveil a 7-inch smart display at its Oct. 9 event.

On Tuesday, MySmartPrice.com posted pictures of the upcoming product, which it claims will be called "Google Home Hub." The device itself looks like a tablet that's been molded to the back of a speaker.

PUBG on PS4 might finally be set for release

From The Verge: A PS4 release of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) has been rated by the Korean Game Rating Board (as spotted by Eurogamer), indicating that its period of console exclusivity on the Xbox One may soon be coming to an end. Mobile versions of the game on iOS and Android released earlier in 2018.

Sony PlayStation Classic brings 20 retro games on Dec. 3 for $100

From CNET: The Sony PlayStation Classic, which comes with 20 preloaded "generation-defining" games, will arrive on Dec. 3 for $100, the company Sony announced late Tuesday. It follows the immensely popular NES Classic and SNES Classic, both of which were big hits for rival Nintendo.

GIGABYTE Bolsters Storage Lineup With NVMe M.2 SSDs

From Gigabyte Press Release: GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd has added new NVMe PCIe M.2 SSDs to its storage lineup following the overwhelmingly positive reception to its first SATA series. With different storage capacities to choose from, the new SSDs adhere to GIGABYTE Ultra Durable and product stability standards, delivering highly stable and effective SSD performance.

Vizio’s first Atmos surround sound system is out now, and it’s surprisingly affordable

From The Verge: Following on from their announcement earlier this year, the first of Vizio’s debut Dolby Atmos soundbars are now available, with the latter two set to follow later this year.

Report: 8 New Alexa Devices Planned Including a Microwave

From PC Mag: Amazon is apparently planning to release new Alexa-powered devices, including a microwave, an "in-car gadget", and a range of hi-fi equipment before the end of 2018.

According to a report from CNBC, there will be eight new voice-controlled devices before the end of the year with all of them containing Amazon Alexa in some form, meaning they could connect to other Alexa-enabled speakers or Amazon's Prime services

Withings releases Steel HR smartwatch after reacquisition from Nokia

From CNET: Withings on Tuesday showed off its first smartwatch since the company returned to its cofounder in May.

The Steel HR Sport is a hybrid smartwatch with multisport tracking, connected GPS tracking, fitness level analytics and an "industry leading" battery life of 25 days.

The battery life can be pushed to a further 20 days in "power reserve" mode.

It's made of 316L stainless steel and sits in a 1.6-inch (40 mm) case that's water resistant up to 50 meters. Its analogue watch face is also a little more striking than that of the Steel HR.

MetallicGear announces the release of the new NEO Series

From Phanteks Press Release: MetallicGear, powered by Phanteks, today introduced the NEO Series, a new level of cases that brings contemporary elegance, sleek minimalistic design and innovative features. The NEO Series is aimed to provide cost-effective cases that do not compromise on quality. The NEO Series will be available in four models, NEO, NEO Micro, NEO Mini and the NEO-G Mini.

Amazon Storefronts is a new retail hub exclusively for US small businesses

From The Verge: Amazon is introducing a new section of its massive online store called Amazon Storefronts, which will sell products exclusively from “U.S. small and medium-sized businesses” that are on Amazon.

The new page will feature over 1 million products from almost 20,000 companies, along with curated collections, deals, videos, and stories highlighting individual companies. Each week, there will be a featured “Storefront of the Week” for a specific company selling on Amazon, along with a series of “Meet the Business Owner” profiles.

Sprint Will Support Apple's eSIM

From PC Mag: Apple's new iPhone XS, XS Max and XR are a potential revolution in how Americans pick their service plans. With their built-in eSIM, you'll be able to pick from a menu of carriers, switch at will, and add a second physical SIM if you feel like it or if your carrier doesn't support eSIM.

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