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Google’s Home and Chromecast go down worldwide

Google’s Home and Chromecast go down worldwide

Google, however, refused to confirm the cause of the outage and whether or not it was associated with a broken software patch. It means that Google Home was down since 6:05 am EDT today, and some users are reporting that their devices started working again late this afternoon.


Apple and Samsung settle lengthy iPhone patent battle

Apple and Samsung settle lengthy iPhone patent battle

What resulted was a seemingly endless legal battle that would see both sides lob multiple infringement claims and counterclaims, including Apple at one point getting some Samsung phones banned from sale in the US. "Whereas the court has been advised by the parties that the above-entitled action has been settled, all remaining claims and counterclaims in this case are hereby dismissed with prejudice", US District Court Judge Lucy Koh wrote.


Adblocking made easy for Android users

Adblocking made easy for Android users

As The Verge points out, Adblock Plus is available in the beta build of Edge for Android and iOS today, so it's not available to everyone just yet. In addition, Microsoft is also integrating Adblock Plus directly into the browser. When we talk about browser apps on Android, you won't go very far at all without talking about the top app in this category - which is Google's very own Chrome app.


Volkswagen electric race vehicle smashes record at Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Volkswagen electric race vehicle smashes record at Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Save for a few safety and racing modifications, such as a roll cage, racing seats, and a fire suppression system (the rear seats were also removed, and a production-spec Apkrapovic exhaust was fitted), the Bentayga racer is almost identical to the Bentayga Pikes Peak edition.


Nokia 3.1 Arrives July 2 and Costs Just $159

Nokia 3.1 Arrives July 2 and Costs Just $159

HMD hasn't confirmed whether less expensive Nokia phones will receive the feature as well. To recap, the Nokia 3 .1 is a decidedly budget Android smartphone, but it has a few key selling points. So the Face Unlock feature might be clubbed together with the next Android update. Also, it reads shadows, highlights, and reflections to get a better idea of the subject.


Instagram video calling, redesigned Explore tab available now

Instagram video calling, redesigned Explore tab available now

Having said that, the video chat feature on Instagram isn't that bad as we tested it out and it works way better than what we thought when the feature was announced . Instagram has also added topic channels to the Explore tab. Now, when you want to get inspired by the latest fashion trends or discover a new travel destination, you can easily find posts you're looking for and follow those accounts or hashtags.