Twist, the startup behind an AirPlay-powered smart light + speaker combo, abruptly shuts down without refunding customers

Update: In an email to 9to5Mac, Twist says that “the app works fine and the cloud services are paid for and covered for a long while.”

Two years ago, we reported on Twist, a new smart home accessory maker aiming to take a different approach to smart home lighting. At the time, the company debuted an AirPlay-connected lightbulb and speaker system combo, but it now appears that those efforts didn’t catch on like Twist had hoped…

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Google app v7.19 beta prepares Assistant to go bilingual, expands on smart display details, and hints at TV show identification [APK Teardown]

It’s already time for another update to the Google app, and this version bump carries a little bit of the post-CES glow with it. Of course, there are some new details related to the smart displays we’ve been expecting. Also joining the round of topics are clues that suggest we’ll be able to use Google to identify TV shows by sound and that Google Assistant is going to become bilingual. There’s even a sign of a new feature called summer time mode, though it’s still a mystery for now.

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Tech Deals: 22% Off Official Apple iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case, iPhone X Convertible Wireless Charger, More

It’s that most wonderful time of the day again when you get to dig deep into your pockets to spend some money on some wonderful products and accessories. We all love spending money, and we all love taking delivery of those purchases, but we also all love saving money as part of the process. That’s where our daily tech deals step in.

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Hands-on with Orbit’s B-Hyve HomeKit smart watering systems

We got to go hands-on with Orbit’s new HomeKit equipped smart watering system that allow you to control your watering schedules with HomeKit and Siri…. Read the rest of this post here


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Tech Deals: $140 August HomeKit Smart Lock, $10 6ft Lightning Cable With Pouch, $40 Alexa-Powered Speaker, More

There is literally no better way to start the working week than by delving into yet another round of high-quality and highly affordable technology deals. You could be looking to bolster your own technological arsenal or to just make an affordable purchase for someone else. Either way, these deals will give you something to focus your attention on.

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