Ikea Trådfri smart lights will get support for Assistant and Alexa later this year

What’s the point of having smart home devices if you can’t control them with your preferred voice interface? Ikea’s Trådfri  lights are a little cheaper than Phillips Hue, but they don’t work with Assistant right now. That’s going to change soon, though. Now if only you could pronounce it.

The press release on the news is only available in Swedish at the moment, and Google Translate does rather mangle that language. From what we can gather, the update for the Trådfri Gateway will roll out during the summer or fall.

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Duet Display for iPad gains better Apple Pencil support, improved picture quality

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The developers of the Duet Display app that allows the use of an iPad as an second screen for a Mac have released an update to the Pro in-app subscription, allowing for better color quality, better pressure curve customization, and more.
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SMS support for Hangouts officially ends today, excluding Google Voice and Project Fi subscribers

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Today is the day that Hangouts finally loses SMS support. We were warned by Google about it months ago when Hangouts started showing a warning that it would no longer support the feature. But, as of today, it’s finally set to happen. For anyone that isn’t on Project Fi or Google Voice — both of which will continue to support SMS in Hangouts — this is the end of an era.

Many people, myself included, made the final push into Hangouts over other services when SMS support was added.

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[Update: Nexus 4 is back after a short break] Lineage OS update re-adds Nextbit Robin support, says goodnight to the Nexus 4

Since LineageOS rose from the ashes of the ever popular CyanogenMod custom ROM at the beginning of the year, the community has been hard at work releasing incremental updates on a bi-weekly basis.

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Pioneer reveals 2017 NEX aftermarket head units with CarPlay support

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Pioneer has introduced a new range of aftermarket head units to its collection, with the five 2017-edition NEX in-dash multimedia receivers giving more CarPlay-compatible options to drivers to install into their vehicles, at a more consumer-friendly price point.
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