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Google is fixing an ‘update loop bug’ on the Lenovo Smart Display (updated)

A new bug is marring Lenovo’s otherwise excellent Smart Display. The bug, first spotted by Android Police, locks the device in a continuous update loop where it hangs at around 45 percent and then restarts. After restarting, it will attempt to install the same update again, only to once again get stuck. Some Smart Display owners have been able to successfully bypass the bug by resetting…
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Apple fails to get tariff exemption for five Mac Pro components

Apple confirmed in late September that it’s manufacturing the redesigned Mac Pro in its Austin, Texas plant. That might have been partly enabled by securing exemptions from Trump’s China tariffs for 10 out of 15 Mac Pro components made in the Asian country. What happened to the other five, you ask? Well, according Bloomberg, the US Trade Representative’s office has refused to…
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HP’s Spectre x360 packs a 4K display if you want it

HP is once again tweaking its popular Spectre x360 convertible lineup with a new 13-inch model. While the new x360 maintains the overall look of its predecessor, it’s 13 percent smaller. It also has less noticeable display bezels, with the top half of the computer featuring a 90 percent screen-to-body ratio where the 2018 model was only 78 percent display. At 2.8 pounds, the new Spectre is…
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Razer built an RGB microphone that displays live stream emotes

If you’re a livestreamer determined to stand out from the pack with flashy effects, Razer has your back. It's introducing a Seiren Emote microphone whose 8x8 LED screen displays (what else?) emotes in sync with Twitch and Mixer stream events, including through common tools like Streamlabs and XSplit. You can display a custom channel emote when someone subscribes, a puking rainbow emote when…
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