Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector review – CNET

This new leak detector gives you high-end features for a mid-range price.
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Android Wear 2.0 watches from Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger and Movado are coming and they look fantastic

The 2017 Android Wear watch line-up is looking good!

If you want your smartwatch to look good while it’s doing all the cool things on your wrist, you’re going to love what we’re seeing from the Baselworld 2017 watch show.

Courtesy of the @AndroidWear Twitter account we get a first look at watches from Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, and Movado that look nothing like any Android Wear 2 watch we’ve seen before.

Movado has a teaser for the Movado Connect at their website, and we see that the men’s version is coming this fall with five bracelet styles. No word on a ladies model or any pricing, but they do tell us to expect over 100 different dial styles.

This fall, Movado will introduce a touchscreen smartwatch that brings midcentury modern design into the new millennium with cutting-edge technology. One of the first watches designed specifically for Android Wear 2.0, this smartwatch features over 100 fascinating dial variations. Each dial explores Movado’s iconic single dot design with brilliant new color, dimension, complication, details and day to night transformation.

The Hugo Boss Touch and oddly named Tommy Hilfiger TH24/7You are detailed by Wareable, and they have a bit of information on each:

  • The Hugo Boss Touch comes this August and will check in at $ 395. Expect to see NFC and Android Pay, but there is no heart rate sensor so Android Fit may be a no-show.

  • The Tommy Hilfiger TH24/7You comes “later this year” and is priced at $ 299. Band styles include a brown leather and stainless link bracelet, and they say NFC is absent on the TH24/7You.

While Android Wear 2.0 lends itself well to fashion-sport timepieces like the LG Watch Sport this trio of high-end watches show that they can look great, too. We’re looking forward to hearing more about these and other new Android Wear devices and expect the lineup to be looking good come summertime.


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Dynamic badges for home screen apps on Nova Launcher 5.1

Android O has icon animations on the way. But that doesn’t mean that third-party launchers have suddenly gone out of style.

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Facebook is testing out animated GIFs for comments in its Android app

The social network finally gives in to what the people really want.

The GIF is alive and well, folks, and it appears Facebook has finally caught on to its ubiquity. The social network is officially exploring its relationship with these animated images. It will soon begin testing the ability to add GIFs to comments in your feed.

In an email to TechCrunch, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed the addition of animated GIFs:

Everyone loves a good GIF and we know that people want to be able to use them in comments. So we’re about to start testing the ability to add GIFs to comments and we’ll share more when we can, but for now we repeat that this is just a test.

Those of you with poor internet connections or slower computers, you don’t have to worry too much. Facebook won’t allow embedded GIFs in the main feel; they’ll be ostensibly limited to use as reactions to main posts. The company wants to avoid the images become distractive, or disruptive to the main news feed.

But at the same time, the ability to comment on posts with an animated GIF should have been implemented a while ago. Most mainstream messaging apps and services already support animated GIFs, and I bet you can’t go a few hours without someone dropping in an animated Imgur link. The GIF has no plans of leaving the internet anytime soon.


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A30 Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

You’ll be able to pick up this wallet-friendly Android phone from Alcatel in metallic silver with a textured back.
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