Nest doesn’t make a battery-powered doorbell, so now Google sells a power cable that needs to be drilled through the wall

Nest doesn’t make a battery-powered doorbell, so now Google sells a power cable that needs to be drilled through the wall

Nest’s smart doorbell can only be installed on homes that have the right kind of doorbell wiring, so to open up the product to everyone else, Google has started to sell an adapter that lets you plug the doorbell into an outlet inside your home. It’s not the most elegant solution in the world. You have to drill a hole through your doorframe in order to feed the wire from inside your home to the…

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Xiaomi explains more about how its under-screen camera actually works

Xiaomi explains more about how its under-screen camera actually works

The fight over notches is quickly becoming a thing of the past, with companies like Oppo and Xiaomi already working on transparent display cameras that hide the sensor beneath the screen — no notch required. Today, Xiaomi senior vice president Wang Xiang tweeted a series of slides that explained more about how the feature actually works, via DPReview. For Xiaomi’s implementation of the feature, the camera is embedded in the top of the device, as…

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Oregon Senate passes bill punishing racist 911 callers

Oregon Senate passes bill punishing racist 911 callers

The bill allows victims of these calls to sue a 911 caller for as much as $250. Almost a year after Oregon state Rep. Janelle Bynum’s story of being questioned by police after a 911 call on her as she campaigned in her district went viral and sparked the hashtag #CampaigningWhileBlack, Oregon state senators have passed a bill that would allow the victims of frivolous, discriminatory 911 calls to sue the callers. On Monday, the…

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Uber starts allowing Eats orders inside its main app

Uber starts allowing Eats orders inside its main app

Just one week after CEO Dara Khosrowshahi hinted that Uber was experimenting with cross-promoting its food delivery service in the company’s main ride-hailing app, TechCrunch has dug up exactly what that looks like. The company is currently rolling out a way for customers to place Eats food delivery orders inside the main Uber app. If a customer does not already have the standalone Uber Eats app, and lives in one of the hundreds of cities…

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Why Trump’s Mexico tariffs are producing a revolt when China tariffs didn’t

Why Trump’s Mexico tariffs are producing a revolt when China tariffs didn’t

The China trade war is about helping American businesses Congressional Republicans have swallowed endless rounds of Donald Trump’s antics and misconduct, from low-grade corruption, obstruction of an FBI inquiry, the ripping of immigrant children from their mothers’ arms, to a constant stream of lying from the White House. But a proposed 5 percent tax on imports from Mexico, scheduled to take effect early next week, is a bridge too far for much of the party….

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