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Devices: DIY Google Assistant, Jolla Update, SAMA5D27 SOM and Android

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  • Build a DIY Google Assistant controlled Smart home Light with a Raspberry Pi

    Smart home Lights in recent times have become quite common thanks to the growing IoT market. But more recently, we are getting to see these lights being controlled with just the power of voice (instead of apps) through AI assistants on people’s phones, speakers, computers, etc. However, these Smart Lights haven’t yet beaten the conventional lights in terms of price and hence require a bit of an investment. So, if you have a Raspberry Pi lying around, we will show you how you can make your own Smartlight with a dumb one that can be controlled using Google Assistant. The project will involve playing around with IFTTT and Particle services so below is a bit of background about them-

  • Jolla Working To Ship Sailfish OS 3.0 This Year

    Jolla is talking up Sailfish OS 3.0 this week at the Embedded World conference as the "next-generation of the independent mobile operating system" and plans to ship it this calendar year.

  • SAMA5D27 SOM: Linux Performance in a Compact Package

    The processor supports QSPI Execute-in-Place (XIP) Linux. In addition, a 256-byte EEPROM contains a pre-programmed MAC address for the 10/100 Ethernet interface.


  • 10 Best Android Photo Editor Apps In 2018

    Don’t you hate it when the photos you’ve clicked doesn’t seem right even after a dozen attempts? You may not like its brightness, contrast, orientation or, you may want to add something to make the photos look catchy. That’s when photo editing apps come to your rescue. They pack a lot of features and are on par with lightweight desktop editors. Most social media apps already include editors in their interface. But, if you want more vivid customizations, you can use any of these photo editor apps we’ve compiled in this post.

  • Power Max P16K Pro Smartphone Has A Massive 16,000 mAh Battery, Charges In Just 90 Minutes

    The Android-powered smartphone, which weights 350g, can last for around five days after a full charge and provides a standby time of up to 40 days.


  • Nokia Floods Market With 4 New Android Smartphones And A Resurrected “Banana Phone”

    The Finnish smartphone maker HMD Global has been doing a great of job of bringing back Nokia heroes from the dead. First, it was the Nokia 3310, and now, HMD has announced the release of Nokia 8110 – the feature phone that starred in The Matrix.

    However, the relaunch comes with a twist. The new Nokia 8110 keeps the same banana-like curved form factor but boasts 4G LTE connectivity with VoLTE support. The device comes loaded with a Snapdragon 205 running Linux-based KaiOS. It supports a variety of apps like Google Maps, Google Search, Google Assistant, etc. Another big feature included is WiFi support.

Nokia attempts a smartphone comeback with Android

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Remember when Nokia was the mobile phone powerhouse? Under a new owner, HMD Global, the brand is trying to make a comeback to the top with Android smartphones.

It's a smart move. While most of the attention is going to Nokia's 8110 4G, a modern, low-powered slider phone you may remember from The Matrix, which runs KaiOS, there's so many users who want to take a nostalgic visit to 1999 feature phones.

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